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The Top 5 Products That Every Bitcoiner Needs

In 2012, Bitcoin Black Friday was launched as a way for Bitcoiners to hack the mainstream consumerism holiday and promote their favorite technology as a killer tool for payments and encourage merchant adoption. Thousands of merchants have participated by offering discounts for customers who pay in BTC, but the celebration fizzled in 2017 as the Read more…

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Cryptocurrency Wallet Ledger Reports Data Breach Of 1 Million Emails

Leading cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider, Ledger, announced Wednesday that it suffered a data breach, which affected the personal information of thousands of users in late June. According to a detailed report published by Ledger today, the breach occurred on June 25. The attacker accessed a part of the company’s e-commerce and marketing database, containing mostly Read more…

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Treasury Bureau Declares National Banks Can Custody Crypto

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Treasury tasked with regulating the country’s banks and thrift institutions, has published a public letter clarifying that national banks and savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients. “In the letter published today, the OCC concludes that Read more…

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China: $15 million Ethereum scam ends in Ferrari showdown

A scam involving fake crypto exchange tokens, fast sports-cars, and mansions had all the ingredients of a Hollywood thriller—minus the bad guys going scot-free in the end. This week, authorities in China busted a local scheme perpetuated by college kids looking to make a quick buck; with the latter ending up making millions in the Read more…

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The PayPal Bitcoin News Isn’t Entirely Bullish: Kraken CEO Explains

On Monday, the Bitcoin and crypto space saw one of the most positive news events in months. Citing three sources, CoinDesk reported that multi-billion-dollar payment giant PayPal is looking into rolling out cryptocurrency trades. A “well-placed industry source” said to the outlet: “My understanding is that they are going to allow buys and sells of Read more…

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$15m Liquidated as Bitcoin Surges to $9,800 for the First Time in Weeks

After days of consolidation, Bitcoin experienced a crucial breakout over the past few hours. The cryptocurrency just minutes ago tapped $9,800, the highest price it has traded at in over 10 days. With this latest move higher, the cryptocurrency is up approximately 5% in the past 24 hours. This is strong, especially when compared to Read more…

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Japan megabank Nomura launches Bitcoin and crypto custody for institutional investors

Institutional investors are coming in hard and fast to the crypto market and, whether you like it or not, seem like they are here to stay. “Komainu” Japan’s top financial services and banking firm Nomura launched its much-awaited Bitcoin custody service for institutional investors this week, after over two years of development and clearing regulatory Read more…

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Cardano (ADA) Shelley Haskell testnet finally gets its own Daedalus Wallet

Cardano wallet version 1.0.0-STN1 was designed purely for stake pool operator testing and is the first out of many Daedalus releases that is compatible with the Shelly (Haskell) testnet. Stake pool operators can now test the Haskell version of the Daedalus Wallet Less than two weeks after opening up the Shelley testnet to all stake Read more…

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No, Crypto Investors Are Not Fleeing Coinbase In Droves

Over the last several weeks, popular crypto exchange Coinbase has been surrounded with negativity, prompting another round of the #DeleteCoinbase campaign. And while initial blockchain data made it seem as though the social media hashtag had been having an impact, a deeper dive suggests that cryptocurrency users aren’t exiting Coinbase in droves as first suspected. Read more…