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Three Pro-Cryptocurrency Bills to Be Introduced to Congress
Three pieces of legislation will be brought before Congress by the co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. Their intent is to streamline the growing industry by introducing concise and transparent guidelines for businesses and investors, while also providing a safe harbor for taxpayers who use cryptocurrencies.    Accelerating the Development of Blockchain Tech Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN) announced September 21 [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-23By Georgi Georgiev
6 mins ago

Bitcoin Glyphs Added to Apple’s Shortcuts Application
Apple recently introduced a new lineup of iPhones and its new operating system iOS 12. Moreover, four days ago the company also updated its Siri extension called the ‘Shortcuts’ application with two new Bitcoin glyphs available. Also read: Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument Two New Bitcoin Glyphs Slowly but surely Bitcoin is finding its way [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-23By Jamie Redman
10 mins ago

From Adoption to FOMO: Reasons Behind Ripple’s Leap
What could possibly drive Ripple’s price so high? Here are some theories [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-09-23By Cointelegraph By Stephen O'Neal
13 mins ago

Congressmen Demand IRS Design Legal Framework for Cryptocurrencies
Since bitcoin’s first appearance, regulators have shown their concerns and tried to level the rules concerning virtual currency adequately. However, these rules are far from clear, and now financial regulators are urging the IRS to draw a solid framework for virtual currencies according to September 19, 2018, reports. Swift Update to Opaque Tax Guidelines According to IBTimes, at least five...The [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-09-23By Nuno Menezes
1 hour ago

Exit Scam in Wonderland: Bitconnect’s Tentacles From Texas to Gujarat
Cointelegraph traces Bitconnect’s tangle of high crimes and misdemeanours in the Indian state of Gujarat [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-09-23By Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet
2 hours ago

Exchanges Round-Up: Circle Invest Adds Four Alts, Stockholm IT Announces Crypto Fund
In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Circle Invest has added Eos, 0x, Stellar, and Qtum to its platform, Stockholm IT, a Frankfurt-listed company that has seen its share value drop over 99% since launch, has announced plans for a cryptocurrency fund, and Btse has launched its over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform. Also Read: Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-23By Samuel Haig
2 hours ago

Bitcoin Price Watch: Decisions Delayed and a New Reputation for Tether
A lot’s happening in the bitcoin space. For one thing, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has pushed their decision-making process regarding the VanEck SolidX bitcoin ETF to December. Previously, they had scheduled their decision for September 30 – approximately eight days from now – which, in turn, was a delay of its previous timeframe. There are plenty of ways [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-22By Nick Marinoff
2 hours ago

Switzerland Fights to Keep its Crypto Companies
More than 500 blockchain and cryptocurrency startups have found a home in Switzerland. The country hopes to become the ultimate blockchain capital of the world. The country has introduced a new plan to strengthen the previously edgy relationship between cryptocurrency startups and Swiss banks. New Guidelines for Banks Who Want to Befriend Cryptocurrencies According to Reuters, The Swiss Bankers Association [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-22By Paula Baciu
3 hours ago

South Korean Government Pledges to Support Domestic Blockchain Projects
South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Information Communications Technology (ICT) has vowed to increase Government funding and support for the nation’s blockchain companies. According to Business Korea’s article published on September 21, 2018, the Government’s decision to boost support was to assist blockchain startups with current challenges and help drive growth to domestic blockchain industry. Government to Actively Back Domestic...The [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-09-22By Eric Czuleger
3 hours ago

SEC Orders Proceedings to Rule on ETF, Seeks Further Feedback
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published an “order instituting proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove” the proposed Vaneck Solidx bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The SEC is asking for further public feedback on issues pertaining to concerns regarding the bitcoin market’s perceived vulnerability to manipulation. Also Read: Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-22By Samuel Haig
4 hours ago

Top 6 Cryptocurrencies With the Highest Transaction Volume – 2018 Week 40 Edition
Determining the popularity of a specific currency can be done in many different ways. Just because a network generates a lot of transactions does not mean value is being transferred across the blockchain. The following six currencies transaction the highest amount of value in a 24-hour period as of right now. It will be interesting to see if these statistics [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-22By JP Buntinx
4 hours ago

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Thinks Competitors Are suppressing LTC Price
Outspoken Litecoin creator, Charlie Lee, went to Twitter to make a case for why he believes that competitors are suppressing the price of Litecoin (LTC), opponents and those who are shorting “his” digital currency on September 19, 2018. “A Concerted Effort to Suppress Litecoin Price” Charlie Lee stated on Twitter that there has been “a concerted effort” by individuals and...The [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-09-22By Alexander Lielacher
5 hours ago

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Ethereum Beats Ripple by Market Cap
Crypto markets are holding recent gains, with Ethereum taking back the second position on the market over XRP by market cap [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-09-22By Cointelegraph By Helen Partz
5 hours ago

Top 6 Cryptocurrencies Losing Market Cap Positions – Q3 2018 Edition
As things change in the world of cryptocurrency, the market cap rankings are always interesting to keep an eye on. In the case of the following six projects, the past few months have been challenging. Although no major shakeups have occurred in the process, it is still interesting to see which projects are on the cusp is losing traction. [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-22By JP Buntinx
5 hours ago

Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs
Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial regulator openly discussed its views on cryptocurrency and plans to develop blockchain technology locally. For those who are unfamiliar, Singapore historically has been a financial hub [ ... ] read more
Found on: TechCrunchPublished on: 2018-09-22By Joyce Yang
6 hours ago

Top 5 Countries With a Higher Money Supply Than Bitcoin
Some people often like to compare the value of all Bitcoins with the monetary supply across different countries. Although the real purpose of such comparisons remains a bit unclear, there are some interesting statistics to keep tabs on. Bitcoin’s money supply is currently ranked 6th in the world, trailing these following five countries. #5 Russian Federation Given Russia’s [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-22By JP Buntinx
6 hours ago

Programmable Money: Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Oracle Driven Upgrade
Lately, there’s been a lot of conversation directed at adding a canonical transaction ordering (CTOR) process to the Bitcoin Cash protocol. Then there’s the topic of whether or not the BCH developers should add the opcode OP_Checkdatasig (CDS) into the codebase. Some believe CDS will be beneficial to Bitcoin scripting applications and allow for all types of smart contracts and [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-22By Jamie Redman
6 hours ago

Top 4 Cryptocurrencies Ready to Beat BTC in Q4 2018: INS, XRP, ANON, ILK
As the market sentiment is clearly turning bullish it is very important to begin targeting promising cryptocurrencies before their initial pump in value. 4 Cryptocurrencies to Watch in Q4 The prior two weeks VIBE and TRIG were highlighted for their upcoming news and undervalued nature. These 2 coins provided returns in excess of 100% and 250% respectively in the following [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-22By JakeTheCryptoKing
6 hours ago

Understanding Renaud Laplanche’s next Upgraded act
Renaud Laplanche spent ten years building LendingClub. In the process, he created an industry from scratch. Circumventing conventional banking channels for consumer credit began in 1996 when Chris Larsen started E-LOAN, which ultimately led to Prosper Marketplace. But LendingClub, which Laplanche founded in 2007, was and remains the poster child for the business of marketplace lending. The industry’s short [ ... ] read more
Found on: TechCrunchPublished on: 2018-09-22By Danny Crichton
6 hours ago

Introducing Komgo: First Blockchain Platform For Commodity Trading
Commodity traders, energy majors, and large banks have set up a new venture to digitize and facilitate commodity trade through a blockchain-based open platform, Societe Generale announced in a September 19 press release. Swiss Consortium Drives Blockchain Adoption Global banks and trading firms are launching the first blockchain-based platform for financing the trading of commodities from oil to wheat, Reuters...The [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-09-22By Priyeshu Garg
7 hours ago

5 Heavily Undervalued Top Cryptocurrencies According to Their Fair Value
Interesting statistics are not difficult to come by when exploring cryptocurrency markets. Although not all statistics make sense at first, they can provide valuable insights. According to CoinFairValue, the following 5 major cryptocurrencies – ranked by ascending price/fair value ratio –  are vastly undervalued based on their perceived “fair value”. How the Fair Value is Determined Prior to going [ ... ] read more
Found on: The MerklePublished on: 2018-09-22By JP Buntinx
8 hours ago

Coinsquare’s Investment Subsidiary Launches Two Tech-Based ETFs on TSX Exchange
Coinsquare’s investment subsidiary Coin Capital has become the 30th ETF provider in Canada with the launch of two ETFs focused on tech and blockchain [ ... ] read more
Found on: CointelegraphPublished on: 2018-09-22By Cointelegraph By Helen Partz
8 hours ago

Wendy McElroy: Crypto-Idealism Is the Future That Crypto-Statists Need to Defame
The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 10, Part 5 Crypto-Idealism is the Future that Crypto-Statists Need to Defame by Wendy McElroy [A]ll those who used their knowledge in a bid to enact social change saw cryptography as a tool to enhance individual privacy and to shift power from big, central institutions to [ ... ] read more
Found on: news.bitcoin.comPublished on: 2018-09-22By Wendy McElroy
8 hours ago

Taipei City Council Candidate Receives Taiwan’s First Political Donation in Bitcoin
A Candidate for the Taipei City Council (TCC) has received the country’s first political donation in bitcoin, saying the development had both political and technological implications, Yahoo News reported on September 20, 2018. Taiwan’s First-Ever Political Donation in Bitcoins According to a September 20 Yahoo News report, a political donation has been made in bitcoin for the first time in...The [ ... ] read more
Found on: BTCmanagerPublished on: 2018-09-22By Priyeshu Garg
9 hours ago

Houston Rockets Inks Sponsorship Deal with Bitcoin Mining Pool ‘AntPool’
Popular National Basketball Association (NBA) team, Houston Rockets, recently entered into a sponsorship agreement with AntPool, one of the largest Bitcoin mining pools. The deal sees the Bitmain-owned AntPool sponsoring the Rockets for the upcoming 2018/2019 NBA season. Houston Rockets…to the Moon? According to SportsPro Media, the deal followed AntPool’s announcement of its newly built Texas-based U.S. office. Commenting on [ ... ] read more
Found on: BitcoinistPublished on: 2018-09-22By Osato Avan-Nomayo
9 hours ago

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