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Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin does not believe that the popular stock-to-flow model is useful for predicting the Bitcoin (BTC) price. In a Twitter debate on Feb. 27, Buterin became the second well-known figure to criticize stock-to-flow, which calls for BTC/USD to trade at an average $100,000 between 2021 and 2024. Buterin: stock-to-flow forecasts “part
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Mass unrest in Lebanon due to allegations of political corruption and heavy handed capital controls has carried over into the new year, with reports pointing to a notable uptick in bitcoin trading from the embattled nation. As residents seek to preserve as much value as they can while government falters, some traders are calling for
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Recently, financial regulators around the world have been growing concerned about the role of cryptocurrency in money laundering and financing of various illicit activities. The first two months of 2020 saw many governments acting on these concerns and introducing a variety of legal measures designed to bolster their defenses against financial cybercrime allegedly facilitated by
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The US Securities and Exchange Commision has rejected New York based firm Wilshire Phoenix’s Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) application, citing ongoing concerns over market manipulation and a lack of surveillance-sharing agreements. Commissioner Hester ‘Crypto Mom’ Peirce has publicly disagreed with the rejection. NYSE Arca had submitted a proposed rule change to allow the listing
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An Iranian general is reportedly calling for the use of cryptocurrency to evade sanctions. Saeed Muhammad, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ “Army of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution” (or Sepâh for short), a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces, said in a speech Wednesday that Iran should look to cryptocurrencies to bolster international
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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Wilshire Phoenix’s bid for a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF). In a filing posted Wednesday, the securities regulator wrote that the New York-based Wilshire Phoenix had not proven the bitcoin market is sufficiently resistant to market manipulation. Wilshire, a newcomer to the financial services industry, first applied for
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Crypto prime brokerage service Tagomi is joining the Libra Association, becoming the 22nd member and the second to join since the group was formally founded in October 2019. According to TechCrunch, Tagomi is set to formally announce its intention to join the association later this week. It joins ecommerce platform Shopify, which announced it would
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Today we’re breaking down SIM card attacks in a way even your grandpa can understand, presented in both audio and full-text format. For early access before our regular noon Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Stitcher, RadioPublica or RSS. In the pantheon of crypto hacks, “SIM jacking” is one of the worst. The hack, which is less a
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Bitcoin.com is a proponent of privacy and we have been monitoring Bitcoin Cash projects like Cashshuffle and Cashfusion closely. Last March, Cashshuffle was officially released after a security audit from Kudelski Security, and since then millions of dollars worth of BCH have been shuffled. Our web portal aims to help speed up the process of
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Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Compound is going ahead and decentralizing itself. “My personal belief is that nobody would use bitcoin if it was run by the ‘Bitcoin Corporation,’” Robert Leshner, Compound’s founder, told CoinDesk in a phone call. “Its power comes from the fact that nobody truly controls it.” In that spirit, Compound is launching
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One of the scariest features of transacting with cryptocurrency, for many new users, is correctly inputting the long hexadecimal addresses involved. Various individual projects and larger collaborations have tried to tackle this anxiety-inducing issue in different ways, so that bitcoin adoption can grow. The latest venture to try and take on this challenge is Coinbase.
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South Korean tax experts have advised the Korean government to apply a low-level trading tax on cryptocurrency profits before subjecting citizens to a transfer income tax, according to a Business Korea report. The Korean government is expected to announce its tax reform plan in late 2020.  The low-level trading tax was recommended because there is
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An Israeli startup Starkware believes it can solve two of the most pressing issues in crypto trading — the inherent vulnerability of centralized exchanges and the low transactional capacity of decentralized ones.  The venture was co-founded by professor Eli Ben Sasson, who was a founding scientist for Zcash (ZEC). Besides raising almost $40 million from
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