Month: November 2019

German Banks Authorized to Store and Sell Cryptocurrency in 2020

Next year German banks will be able to manage cryptocurrencies like bitcoin after the fourth EU money laundering directive goes into effect. The directive passed in the German parliament, Bundestag, allows banks in the country to act as cryptocurrency custodians rather than rely on third-party custodial services. Also read: Germany Barely Avoids Recession, Economy Remains …

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US Government Worried Crypto Can Shift Power to Private Sector

Cryptocurrency is one of the top issues for the U.S. Treasury. Particularly, the Treasury is worried decentralized cryptocurrencies can shift some functions away from the government to the private sector and raise the issue of self-government, according to Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Justin Muzinich. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to …

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“I Designed Bitcoi… Gold” – The Many Facts Pointing to Nick Being Satoshi

Nick Szabo is something of a legend in the crypto space, and for a good many reasons. Not least of which are his contributions to the development of Bitcoin, his early communications as a cypherpunk, and his continued influential input in economic, philosophical, political and crypto circles since. Perhaps most fascinating, however, are compelling facts …

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Travala Partners With Booking.com – 90,000 Crypto Accepting Destinations Added

On Monday, the cryptocurrency-accepting online travel agency and metasearch engine Travala announced a strategic partnership with the firm Booking.com. According to Travala the collaboration adds Booking.com’s accommodation listings to the Travala portal, adding 90,000 destinations to over 230 countries worldwide. Also read: With Christmas Approaching, Here Are Some Travel Sites Accepting Crypto Travala Partners With …

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Market Update: Uncertainty Strikes Crypto Traders After Week-Long Downtrend

Three days ago, cryptocurrency markets were holding foundational support after coins plunged 2-14% and the entire cryptoconomy dropped below $200 billion. Crypto prices continued to slide in a bearish trend, and over the last 12 hours, the entire market valuation of all 3,000+ coins lost another $7 billion. However, after BTC dropped to a low …

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After Blockstack’s Regulated Offering, Where Now For US Token Sales?

When Blockstack announced the first Reg A+ token sale, many believed it would open the floodgates for a spate of similar offerings. Reg A+ has long been the Holy Grail of token offerings in the U.S., with a host of companies pursuing the only SEC exemption that allows the inclusion of unaccredited investors. Despite Blockstack …

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Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Shatters Records Amid Spot Market Turmoil

Bakkt’s bitcoin core (BTC) futures product saw another all-time high as the spot market price of BTC plummeted under $7,000 on Friday morning, Nov. 22. Bakkt saw 2,728 contracts traded ($20 million) and $1.75 million in open interest outpacing the record of 1,179 contracts on Oct. 25. Also Read: Market Update: Cryptos Shed Billions in …

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HSBC Closes Account Used to Support Hong Kong Protesters

For months on end, Hong Kong has been the scene of intensive confrontation between pro-democracy activists and its Beijing-supported government. It now seems the financial establishment has taken a side in this conflict. Banking giant HSBC has decided to close an account used to support the protest movement in the special administrative region of China. …

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