Friday, February 2, 2018

CryptoCurrency News: Report: Bank of America, JP Morgan Ban Credit Crypto Purchases

Two of Wall Street's biggest banks are reportedly taking steps to bar customers from using credit cards to purchase cryptocurrencies.

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CryptoCurrency News: Canada Approves Country's First Blockchain ETF

Regulators have approved Canada's first blockchain exchange-traded fund (ETF). Two other Canadian companies are seeking to launch blockchain funds.

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CryptoCurrency News: Santander to Roll Out Ripple-Powered App in 4 Countries

Santander UK is working with Ripple to allow customers to make international payments using a new mobile app.

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CryptoCurrency News: Botnet Infects Half a Million Servers to Mine Thousands of Monero

A cryptocurrency miner botnet has infected more than half a million machines, hijacking them to mine as much as $3.6 million worth of monero.

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CryptoCurrency News: Former Iced Tea Maker Cancels Purchase of Bitcoin Mining Rigs

Long Blockchain announced Friday that it was no longer pursuing a purchase of 1,000 AntMiners.

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CryptoCurrency News: Copycat Twitter Accounts Seek to Scam Crypto Users

A new type of scam sees Twitter users copying cryptocurrency developers and companies and asking the public to send "donations."

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CryptoCurrency News: Chinese Retail Giant JD.com Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

The logistics arm of Chinese retail and internet giant JD.com has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

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CryptoCurrency News: Mnuchin Calls for Crypto Regulatory Talk At G20 Summit

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has indicated he is planning to raise the subject of cryptocurrency regulation during an upcoming G20 summit.

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CryptoCurrency News: Red Tide: Double-Digit Losses Sweep Crypto Asset Market

The cryptocurrency markets are a sea of red today, with all the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market cap reporting double-digit percentage losses for the last 24 hours (at press time). Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped 16 percent over the same period to 10-week lows below $8,000, and is heading towards its worst weekly loss (more than […]

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[FOREX NEWS] Non-Farm Payrolls January 2018 – Live Coverage

The US was expected to report a gain of around 184K job gains in January. Wages were predicted to rise by 0.3% m/m and 2.6% y/y. The unemployment rate was projected to remain unchanged at 4.1%. The dollar was making some gains ahead of the publication. Join the live coverage with Valeria Bednarik and I. [...]

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CryptoCurrency News: Texas Takes Aim at Overseas ICO with Cease-and-Desist

The Texas State Securities Board is ordering another cease-and-desist to an overseas ICO that allegedly solicited investors from its jurisdiction.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Slides Towards $8K Amid Market Slump

Bitcoin could be heading for its worst weekly loss since April 2013, but the charts indicate a defense may be in the offing.

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CryptoCurrency News: Philippines Investigates Crypto Firm over Use of Politician's Name

The Philippines' Department of Justice has ordered an investigation over the alleged misrepresentation of the senate president by a crypto firm.

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CryptoCurrency News: Japan's FSA Probes Coincheck's Ability to Issue Hack Compensation

Japan's Financial Services Agency is conducting an on-site inspection at Coincheck to see if it can afford to compensate victims of its recent hack.

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CryptoCurrency News: January's Top Large Cap Crypto? Not Bitcoin or Ether...

Which coins saw big price gains in January? Data shows it wasn't a great month for the more name-brand assets.

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CryptoCurrency News: EU Launches Blockchain Observatory in Partnership with ConsenSys

The European Union initiative launched Thursday will fund up to $425 million in blockchain projects and draw on ConsenSys' expertise and connections.

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