Friday, January 26, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn't Another Mt. Gox

Though the Coincheck theft may superficially resemble 2014's Mt. Gox hack, the impact on cryptocurrencies is not nearly as significant.

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CryptoCurrency News: Starbucks Chairman Is Hot on Blockchain, Cold on Bitcoin

Starbucks chairman Howard Shultz said the ubiquitous coffee chain sees the blockchain and digital currencies in its future–but not bitcoin.

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CryptoCurrency News: Roubini Doubles Down on Crypto Criticism, Calls Blockchain 'Overhyped'

The influential economist has made harsh public remarks about bitcoin before, but his latest piece broadens the attack to include the underlying tech.

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CryptoCurrency News: Philippines Securities Regulator Orders Halt to ICO

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission hit KropCoin with a cease-and-desist order, on the grounds it was offering unregistered securities.

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CryptoCurrency News: Vitalik: First Part of Ethereum's Sharding Roadmap Is Nearly Done

Ethereum is getting closer to deploying new technology that would allow the network to scale, its founder Vitalik Buterin said. 

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CryptoCurrency News: Coincheck Confirms Crypto Hack Loss Larger than Mt Gox

Japanese exchange Coincheck has confirmed that about $533 million-worth of cryptocurrency has been stolen from its digital wallets.

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CryptoCurrency News: Back at $1,500: Bitcoin Cash Could See Further Dip

Technical analysis suggests that bitcoin cash could see a further decline ahead, but that bull scenarios are also in play.

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CryptoCurrency News: Russian Finance Ministry Proposes Draft Law on ICO Regulation

Russia's Finance Ministry has introduced a draft federal law on the regulation of digital assets and initial coin offerings.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Price Seeks Direction as Trading Range Narrows

Bitcoin's price range continues to narrow, but a big move on either side could happen soon, the technical charts suggest.

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CryptoCurrency News: Wall Street Vets Raise $50 Million for Crypto Fund of Funds

Sia Nader's Cryptolux, a cryptocurrency fund-of-funds, aims to take advantage of lessons he drew in the 2008 crash – including the value of humility.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Exchange Coincheck Abruptly Halts Withdrawals

Major Japanese exchange Coincheck has announced the suspension of a number of services today, including all cryptocurrency withdrawals.

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[FOREX NEWS] US GDP misses with 2.6% – USD falls

The US economy grew at an annualized pace of 2.6%, significantly lower than 3% expected. Durable goods orders came out at 2.9% m/m, above 0.9% predicted. Core orders advanced by 0.6%, more than 0.5% forecast. The US dollar is initially lower. The US was expected to report an annualized growth rate of 3% in the [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Brisbane Airport to Launch In-Terminal Cryptocurrency Payments

Australia's Brisbane Airport is to roll out digital currency payments within the terminal shopping area.

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CryptoCurrency News: Chinese Finance Association Cautions on Overseas ICOs and Crypto Trading

China's National Internet Finance Association, a self-regulatory group, has warned against participating in overseas ICOs and cryptocurrency trading.

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CryptoCurrency News: ICE Exploiting Blockchain to Expose Crypto Use in Drug Trafficking

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is working to expose transactions made by drug traffickers using cryptocurrencies to hide their trails.

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CryptoCurrency News: PBoC Official Pushes for Centralized State Digital Currency

China's central bank is considering its own digital currency, but it may not be built with blockchain technology, according a senior official.

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[FOREX NEWS] UK GDP beats with 0.5% q/q – GBP/USD remains bid

The British economy grew by 0.5% in the last quarter of 2017, better than 0.4% that was expected. Year over year, and in this case for the entirety of 2017, the economy expanded by 1.5% against 1.5% that was projected. This is the first release out of three. GBP/USD was already on the up ahead of [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Coinbase's GDAX Links Up With Trading Software Provider

CoinBase has partnered with Trading Technologies to integrate bitcoin spot and bitcoin derivatives trading.

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