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Sunday, June 16, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: Hype or Hope? A Meeting of the Minds for the Benefit of Crypto



Justin Sun’s upcoming lunch with Warren Buffett is a genius marketing play that can only help the cryptocurrency sector, writes Noelle Acheson.

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: Above $9.3K: Bitcoin’s Price Prints 13-Month High



Bitcoin's price rose to 13-month highs above $9,300 on Sunday, taking cumulative weekly gains to 16 percent.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Surpasses 1 Million Daily Active Addresses



The last time Bitcoin shot past 1 million daily active addresses was in November, 2017.

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CryptoCurrency News: It’s FATF’s Way or the Highway for Crypto Exchanges. That’s a Big Mistake



The crypto industry can fight money launderers effectively, but not the way FATF wants it to, a CEX.IO compliance officer writes.

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CryptoCurrency News: I Was Reddit’s First (And Only) Cryptocurrency Engineer



Before his move to supporting Craig Wright's bitcoin SV, Ryan X Charles describes his short-lived tenure at reddit and the trolls who made his life hell.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: Crypterium Introduces Global Crypto Payments Card



The card offers zero fees for bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin transactions.

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CryptoCurrency News: Kik vs SEC – The Lawyers Speak



The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the story. Watch more here as three lawyers discuss the case, its merits and its potential impacts for the crypto industry as a whole.

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CryptoCurrency News: Kik vs SEC: The Lawyers Speak



The SEC's complaint against Kik, after it raised $100 million in an ICO, seemed pretty brutal, but not so fast, we're only hearing one side of the story. Watch more here as three lawyers discuss the case, its merits and its potential impacts for the crypto industry as a whole.

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CryptoCurrency News: Smart Contract Chainlink Startup Tapped By Google As Blockchain Partner



SmartContract.com, a middleware supplier that melds traditional computing tools with dApps, has partnered with Google to get big data onto the blockchain.

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CryptoCurrency News: Facebook’s GlobalCoin May Be A ‘Historic Initiative,’ Say RBC Analysts



Analysts are bullish on Facebook's upcoming blockchain product.

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CryptoCurrency News: Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships



Philosophical disagreements with crypto experts have slowed the development of Facebook's GlobalCoin, sources say.

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CryptoCurrency News: Icelandic Regulators Approve Startup’s Plan for Fiat Payments on Ethereum



In a European first, the ConsenSys-backed Monerium has received approval to run fiat over a blockchain as a regulated form of payment.

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CryptoCurrency News: US State of Nevada Passes Flurry of Blockchain Bills



Nevada is becoming a blockchain powerhouse as it passes a suite of bills designed to promote blockchain adoption

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CryptoCurrency News: Jack Dorsey Hints at How Square Crypto May Help With Bitcoin Development



Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey has revealed more details about the role Square Crypto might play in boosting bitcoin development.

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CryptoCurrency News: Startups Debut First Protocol for Issuing Tokens via Bitcoin’s Lightning Network



The first protocol for issuing tokens via bitcoin’s lightning network is aimed to rival ethereum's ERC-20. But that's a tall order.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitfinex Is Starting to Buy Back and ‘Burn’ Its LEO Exchange Token



The crypto exchange has announced a transparency initiative that will see it put on full view the repurchase and destruction of its LEO token.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bull Trap? Bitcoin’s Price Rise to $8,300 Isn’t Backed by High Volumes



A clear divergence between prices and trading volumes on the charts suggests bitcoin’s recent $800 rally could be short-lived.

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CryptoCurrency News: Two Startups Are Partnering to Enable Amazon Purchases with Ethereum



Two blockchain-focused startups are teaming up to enable Amazon purchases with ethereum via an app-like browser extension.

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CryptoCurrency News: Facebook Hires Standard Chartered Bank Lobbyist for Crypto Project: Report



Facebook's hiring spree for its upcoming cryptocurrency continues with the addition of a senior bank lobbyist from Standard Chartered.

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CryptoCurrency News: Europol Developing ‘Serious Game’ to Help Train Crypto Crime Fighters



The European crime fighting agency is developing a game to teach law enforcement officers how to trace cryptocurrencies in criminal investigations.

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CryptoCurrency News: Crypto Exchange Binance to Block US Customers from Trading



Binance will bar deposits and trading by users in certain jurisdictions and those found to violate the exchange's terms of use.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: Report: Uber, PayPal, Visa to Back Facebook’s GlobalCoin Cryptocurrency



Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber are all backing Facebook's new cryptocurrency, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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CryptoCurrency News: Rhode Island Looks to Adopt Blockchain For Government Use



Rhode Island is looking for RFPs for blockchain projects including innovations in anti-fraud, medical marijuana management, and governmental record-keeping.

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CryptoCurrency News: The Stolen Binance BTC Is On the Move Again



A series of hops and "payments" shows that the Binance hackers are working to access some of their stolen millions.

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CryptoCurrency News: New Monero Botnet Looks Like Last Year’s Outlaw Attack



A rogue botnet uses a brute force attack and Secure Shell (SSH) exploit to give the attackers remote access to victim’s systems in order to mine Monero.

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CryptoCurrency News: Circle Is Closing Its Mobile App, Circle Pay, This September



Circle Pay, an early flagship product for Circle, is being shut down as the company focuses on its USDC stablecoin.

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CryptoCurrency News: Binance Says It’s Launching a US Exchange With FinCEN-Registered Partner



Binance says it's plotting an expansion to the U.S. and working with a partner that's registered with FinCEN.

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CryptoCurrency News: BRD Partners With Wyre to Build Bank Transfer Wallet Feature



BRD aims to compete with exchanges thanks to its addition of low-cost bank transfers.

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CryptoCurrency News: Central Europeans Are Beginning to Wake Up to Cryptocurrency Payments



Poland's first cryptocurrency exchange queries users about why they use their loot.

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CryptoCurrency News: Marketing Chief Amanda Gutterman Is Latest Exec to Leave ConsenSys



CMO Amanda Gutterman is the third executive departure from ConsenSys since early May.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bakkt Reveals Bitcoin Futures Contract Details Ahead of July Test Date



Bakkt will begin user testing of its bitcoin futures contracts on July 22, revealing new contract specifications on Thursday.

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CryptoCurrency News: Circle and Coinbase Open CENTRE Stablecoin Network to New Members



Circle and Coinbase are a launching a bold effort to make money as easy to move around the world as internet data and content.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Startup Bitrefill Raises $2 Million Seed Round for Worldwide Expansion



The lightning-centric bitcoin startup plans to use this funding to expand services to almost every country in the world by 2020.

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CryptoCurrency News: ‘Monopoly’-Style Blockchain Property Trading Game Raises $2 Million



Uplandme, a "Monopoly"-like property game built on the EOS blockchain, has raised $2 million in seed funding.

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CryptoCurrency News: Walmart Hedges Its Bets With 2nd Drug-Tracking Blockchain Trial



Walmart will take part in a second drug-tracking blockchain pilot, this one with IBM, KPMG and drug maker Merck.

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CryptoCurrency News: Reuters, Bloomberg and TradingView to Add New Cryptocurrency Index



The terminals of Reuters and Bloomberg will soon provide cryptocurrency data from an index that takes into account social media posts and news.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Price Eyes Chart Pattern That Kicked Off Bull Market in 2015



Bitcoin is about to see a key bullish cross of two moving averages the first time in nearly four years.

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CryptoCurrency News: FINRA Fines Ex-Merrill Lynch Investment Adviser Over Crypto Mining Sideline



U.S. self-regulatory organization FINRA has fined and suspended an investment adviser over undeclared cryptocurrency mining activities.

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CryptoCurrency News: John McAfee’s New Crypto Trading Platform ‘Magic’ Goes Live



Noted cybersecurity expert and eccentric crypto fan John McAfee has just launched a non-custodial cryptocurrency trading platform.

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CryptoCurrency News: 14 Banks, 5 Tokens: Fnality’s Expansive Vision for Interbank Blockchains



Fresh off a $63 million fundraise, execs at bank blockchain consortium Fnality shed some light on the often-secretive project's plan to tokenize fiat currency.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

CryptoCurrency News: Could Bitcoin’s Lightning Power Mobile Communications? This Startup Thinks So



New research from mobile mesh networking company goTenna explores how bitcoin's lightning network can help decentralize mobile communications.

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CryptoCurrency News: Square Hires Ex-Google Director as First Member of New Crypto Team



Square has hired former Google director and Bitcoin Optech contributor Steve Lee as the first member of its new crypto team.

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CryptoCurrency News: Few Women Are Contributing Code to Major Crypto Projects, Report Finds



Study finds that female coders participated in only 5% of the top 100 blockchain projects.

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CryptoCurrency News: Justin Sun and Warren Buffett Will Dine on Tron CEO’s Turf



This is the first time in 15 years, the annual Buffett luncheon is switching venues.

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CryptoCurrency News: Tezos Foundation Snags Former PwC Blockchain Expert As CFO



Roman Schnider, co-creator of PricewaterhouseCoopers Switzerland's blockchain initiative, will supercede Eelco Fiole as Chief Financial Officer at Tezos.

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CryptoCurrency News: Napster Founder’s IoT Startup Is Adding Tokens With $15 Million Round Led by USV, Multicoin



Helium, an internet-of-things startup founded in 2013, is adding crypto tokens to its business model with the backing of two major funders.

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CryptoCurrency News: IBM, Maersk’s Blockchain Platform TradeLens Is Shipping to Russia



A blockchain-powered platform built by IBM and Maersk and designed to facilitate international trade is to launch in Russia.

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CryptoCurrency News: UK Insurer L&G Using Amazon’s Blockchain Service for Bulk Pensions Deals



Legal & General has turned to Amazon's services to launch what it claims is the first blockchain system for bulk pension deals.

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CryptoCurrency News: Brazilian President Rebuffs Cryptocurrency as His Administration Explores Blockchain



“I don’t know what Bitcoin is,” Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says even as his administration eyes blockchain projects.

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CryptoCurrency News: Bitcoin Struggles for Price Gains As Litecoin Hits 13-Month high



Bitcoin is lacking a clear directional bias for the eighth consecutive day as litecoin continues to surge.

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