Month: April 2019

Bitpay and Refundo Now Provide Tax Return Payouts in BTC

On April 30, the global cryptocurrency payment processing firm Bitpay announced its partnership with the tax-related financial products and services provider Refundo. The collaboration will give U.S. residents the ability to receive all or a portion of their federal and state tax refunds in crypto. Also read: How to Create a Bitcoin Cash Wallet With …

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Dozens of Crypto Trademarks Filed in the US This Year

General interest in cryptocurrencies is not what it used to be during the all-time highs of 2017 and established companies in the industry have been rethinking their priorities. Entrepreneurship in the crypto space, characterized by ingenuity and optimism, remains strong however. This is shown by the fact that dozens of businesses and individuals in the …

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Crypto Hacker Groups Get More Sophisticated, Exchanges and Authorities Fight Back

The crypto world has an unflattering history with security breaches and today, hacker groups are unabating in targeting investors and exchanges. So far this year, tens of millions of dollars in digital coins have been stolen from retail investors and holders. Although the situation is foreboding, the authorities and cryptocurrency trading platforms are getting better …

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Finland Begins Regulating Crypto Service Providers

Finland’s president has approved a law to regulate cryptocurrency service providers including exchanges, custodian wallet providers, and issuers of cryptocurrencies. The law will enter into force next week. Crypto service providers will need to register with the country’s Financial Supervisory Authority and meet statutory requirements. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s …

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Old Twitter Account Gives Away $10K in Bitcoin Cash in 48 Hours 

Over the last two days, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have noticed a Twitter handle called @Bitcoininfo tipping a bunch of random individuals and nonprofit organizations significant amounts of BCH. The Twitter profile with 107,000 followers revealed on April 26 that it gave away $10,000 in BCH using the tipping bot Tippr. Also read: Researchers Find …

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Survey Shows Europeans Think Crypto Will Last a Decade, but Are Less Confident in BTC

According to a recent survey of 10,000 European residents, 63% believe that cryptocurrencies will still be around in 10 years. However, polled respondents were not so confident about bitcoin core (BTC) lasting over the next decade as only 49% of participants believe BTC will be around. Also read: Researchers Find Hundreds of Ethereum Wallets at …

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Learn How to Use Bitcoin.com’s New Point-of-Sale Solution — Bitcoin Cash Merchant

During the third week of April, Bitcoin.com released a new point-of-sale (PoS) service called Bitcoin Cash Merchant for Android operating systems. The free platform allows any retail location to accept bitcoin cash (BCH) without registering an account. With the Bitcoin Cash Merchant platform, store owners can open their businesses to a new form of payment …

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Lots of Building on BCH as Bitcoin.com’s REST Layer Sees Millions of Requests

Over the last year, Bitcoin.com has released a robust Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer platform loaded with programming tools like Bitbox as well as the newly launched Badger and SLP tool kits. In addition to these services, Bitcoin.com provides programmers with guides, a GUI BIP44 development wallet, a BCH testnet faucet, and REST layer for the …

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