In an era of increasing economic uncertainty, surveillance, specialized cybercrime and hacking, knowing how to hide bitcoin safely has become a paramount concern for crypto holders. Whether it’s by way of taking wise opsec measures, utilizing noncustodial tools, leveraging a DEX, or even storing seed phrases in your brain, there’s no shortage of measures that
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Singapore’s Court of Appeals has ruled against digital currency exchange Quoine on Monday in a landmark case relating to a breach of contract that saw the platform unlawfully reverse seven trades. The Straits Times reports that the case marks the first of its kind in the country’s history regarding a dispute involving cryptocurrency and concludes
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While the Ethereum network is preparing to start shifting to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus, some mining devices might soon stop supporting ETH mining at all. Bitmain’s Antminer E3, once the “world’s most powerful” hardware for mining Ether (ETH), will allegedly stop Ethereum mining in April 2020, according to a Feb. 24 report by altcoin mining pool
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When Satoshi Nakamoto invented Bitcoin, the creator designed the protocol to be an inflationary currency, one that is predictable as bitcoin’s inflation always decreases every four years. Today, 77 days before the reward halving, BTC’s inflation rate is around 3.6% and it’s expected to drop to 1.8% after the halving event. The cryptocurrency’s inflation rate
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As central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) march into view, a privately-run version of digital fiat is adding a key tech partner. Utility Settlement Coin (USC), the blockchain-based payments system involving commercial and central banks, will be working with ConsenSys-backed startup Adhara, CoinDesk has learned. Adhara was behind Project Khokha, which used enterprise blockchain client Quorum
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WikiLeaks has accepted more than 4,043 bitcoin in donations on its old address, worth an eye-watering $39 million (at time of writing). Assange’s Arrest in 2019 Accelerated Bitcoin Inflows After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Bitcoin (BTC) has consistently flowed into the organization’s donation address. However, the significant sum of more than 4,043
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25 leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, logistic partners, and other representatives of the pharma supply chain have published a report arguing in favor of adopting blockchain technology to track and trace prescription drugs after completing a pilot program with the US Food and Drug Administration. During early 2019, the FDA began accepting proposals for projects seeking
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Changpeng Zhao, the co-founder and CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance publicly expressed distrust towards self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator and Bitcoin SV (BSV) founder Craig Wright. In a tweet published on Feb. 24, Zhao explicitly said that Craig Wright “is a fraud.” He also seemingly recommended not to invest in Bitcoin SV: “Investing in a
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A New Jersey lawmaker wants to license crypto exchanges and custodians looking to conduct business in the Garden State. Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D.-19) introduced the Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology Act Friday, putting forth a proposal to license any entity looking to provide digital asset trading, storage, purchase, sales, exchange, borrowing/lending or issuance services. The
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has revealed a cryptocurrency intelligence program aimed at identifying unlicensed crypto businesses using P2P sites, online forums, and darknet markets. These areas have consistently presented “a significant challenge to law enforcement” and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Also read: Regulatory Roundup — Trump’s Cryptocurrency Proposals, IRS Changes Rule,
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Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 are pushing for wider adoption of standards that compel cryptocurrency exchanges to disclose user information. Following a summit in the Saudi-Arabian capital Riyadh over the weekend, representatives from G20 financial institutions pressed countries that have not done so already to align themselves with global cryptocurrency standards from
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Bitcoin (BTC) price has been testing the $10,000 mark this month as online metrics like the number of tweets and Google searches mentioning Bitcoin show a two year-high. Cryptocurrency market weekly overview. Source: Coin360 Several relationships have been established between external factors and Bitcoin price evolution. Most notably, social media metrics like the number of
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New Jersey just became one of the first states to propose legislation around crypto companies. According to a new bill, cryptocurrency businesses must now obtain a proper license to operate. Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez proposed the Digital Asset and Blockchain Technology Act on Feb. 20. The legislation would establish new requirements for virtual currency businesses and
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Byrne Hobart, a CoinDesk columnist, is an investor, consultant and writer in New York. His newsletter, The Diff (diff.substack.com) covers inflection points in finance and technology.  In October, China’s President Xi Jinping said China should “seize the opportunity” to use the blockchain. To cryptocurrency advocates, this is exciting – and confusing. Why would a deeply
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The latest episode of The Simpsons has delved into the complex world of cryptocurrencies, and managed to break the subject down so probably anyone can understand it. Titled “Frinkcoin,” the show listed on Fox on Feb. 24 features “TV’s most beloved scientist” and “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons as he appears on-screen to
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The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors had their first 2020 meeting this weekend in Saudi Arabia. They discussed cryptocurrencies and stablecoins, and issued a statement urging countries to implement the cryptocurrency standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. They were also informed that the Financial Stability Board will soon issue its crypto
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Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin grapples with $10,000 — two scenarios for the week
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