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Two Arrested for ‘Old-Fashioned Shakedown’ of Cryptocurrency Startup  Cointelegraph

U.S. authorities arrested two men for allegedly threatening to destroy a crypto startup after demanding millions of dollars in a shakedown.

Report: North Korea in Early Stages of Building Own Cryptocurrency  Cointelegraph

North Korea is reportedly in the early stages of developing its own Bitcoin-like cryptocurrency to avoid international sanctions.

Companies Compete to Be Cryptocurrency Custodians  Wall Street Journal

The battle pits some of the biggest financial-services companies against startups.

Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it  Computerworld

Facebook's plans to launch its own Libra cryptocurrency next year is getting resistance from France and Germany who have promised to block it and plan to ...

The cryptocurrency market update: Altcoins go on wild moves, Bitcoin unfazed  FXStreet

Most major altcoins are growing rapidly, while Bitcoin stays paralyzed in a tight range below $10300. The total market capitalization of alll digital.

Cryptocurrency Dash to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro  CoinDesk

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced its listing of cryptocurrency dash following an exploration period with the exchange that ended last week.

Messaging App LINE's Crypto Exchange Goes Live for 80 Million Users in Japan  CoinDesk

Messaging app LINE has officially launched a cryptocurrency exchange *service* for its 80 million users based in Japan, days after the platform received final ...

Wells Fargo tests cryptocurrency for internal transactions  Reuters

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) said on Tuesday it will pilot its own digital currency powered by blockchain to help move cash across borders and ...

Bitcoin, HTC collaborate on cryptocurrency smartphone  Fox Business

Bitcoin.com and HTC are partnering to develop crypto technologies, the companies announced Monday.

ING: People who know the least about cryptocurrencies are the most excited about them  The Next Web

Were you thinking that cryptocurrency mass adoption was just around the corner? Well, think again. A recent study from ING has found it's a way off yet.

Stanford grads develop cryptocurrency for smartphone users to increase its accessibility  The Stanford Daily

Though it began just this year, the Pi Network already has more than 500,000 users, and it aims to be accessible to everyone with a smartphone. Nicolas ...

Decentralized Employment Ecosystem Opolis to Integrate MakerDAO's Dai Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

Opolis received a development grant from MakerDAO to integrate its Dai cryptocurrency into its decentralized employer ecosystem for payroll and benefits, the ...

Retail Giant Overstock Seeks to Restructure Cryptocurrency Dividend  Cointelegraph

American e-commerce giant Overstock is working on the liberalization of its planned digital dividend shares trading.

Bitcoin Ban Means Massive Brain Drain for India, Crypto Industry Warns  Cointelegraph

India is seeing the first signs of an anticipated brain drain as the government considers stark legislation that would criminalize domestic cryptocurrency inves...

FINMA Application From Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Might Not Be Good Enough To Satisfy Regulators  Forbes

The Libra Association, the group behind Facebook's Libra digital asset, publicized its intentions and actions to obtain certification from Switzerland's financial ...

Binance.US Opens Registration Today, Excluding 13 States  Cointelegraph

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance.US opens accounts registration on Wednesday, excluding New York, Washington, Florida and 10 more states.

Trump Executive Order Banning A Cryptocurrency Could Mutate Into Far-Reaching Law  Forbes

An executive order banning Venezuela's petro cryptocurrency, signed by U.S. President Donald Trump, could be voted into law as soon as Monday, setting a ...

Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar  Computerworld

After indications earlier this year that Apple might be interested in cryptocurrency, a company exec this week confirmed the company is indeed interested in ...

Former US Congressman Calls for Nuanced Cryptocurrency Regulations  Cointelegraph

Former United States Representative Harold J. Ford has argued that Congress should have a nuanced approach to regulating cryptocurrencies. In an article ...

Tiny Pacific nation forges ahead with national cryptocurrency  Naked Security

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is forging ahead with its plans to issue a blockchain-based, national currency – the Marshallese sovereign (SOV).

Kakao's Klay Cryptocurrency to Make First Exchange Listing  CoinDesk

South Korean messaging giant Kakao's “klay” token – the native cryptocurrency of its recently launched Klaytn blockchain – is soon to make its first official ...

Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry  Computerworld

Apple has become the latest in a flurry of mega companies exploring the use of cryptocurrency, the implications of which could drastically transform payment ...

What Crypto Winter? $10B In Blockchain Revenue Expected By 2023  Forbes

In 2018, the cryptocurrency space sustained a harsh, market-wide drawdown in asset prices. Cryptocurrency prices have since recovered, and the technology ...

Coinetic - a modern cryptocurrency exchange  The FINANCIAL

The FINANCIAL -- The world is rapidly growing digital, which leads to modernization of money system to accommodate today's needs. Information exchange has ...

Why Stellar Is Giving Away $124 Million In Cryptocurrency  Forbes

While Ripple, one of the most sizable blockchain and cryptocurrency companies, has been selling off its XRP asset holdings, valued in the hundreds of millions ...

Learn how blockchain works at cryptocurrency mining exhibit in University City  The Philadelphia Tribune

A small machine about the size of a shoebox hums continuously in the lobby of the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

Meet Panda, an illicit cryptocurrency mining crew terrorizing organizations worldwide  The Next Web

Cybersecurity researchers have profiled a hacking crew named “Panda” believed to have amassed roughly $90,000 worth of cryptocurrency via remote access ...

Huobi announces launch of cryptocurrency exchange in Argentina  Reuters UK

Huobi Group, which runs one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced on Tuesday the official launch of a digital asset exchange in ...

CookieMiner malware targets Macs, steals passwords and SMS messages, mines for cryptocurrency  Security Boulevard

Mac users can't ignore the need to protect their computers from malware with up-to-date anti-virus software and other security tools. The post CookieMiner ...

Divi Helps Reduce Barriers to Entering the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem and Promote Earnings with One-Click Masternodes and a User-Friendly Interface  CardRates.com

In a Nutshell: The idea of cryptocurrency is more widespread among the general public than it was just a couple of years ago. But many people are still unaware ...

Skirting U.S. sanctions, Cubans flock to cryptocurrency to shop online, send funds  Reuters

Jason Sanchez, 35, was able to start buying spare parts online last year for his cellphone repair shop in Havana thanks to the advent of cryptocurrency trading in ...

MGC Logic Sets New Standards for Cryptocurrency Trading  Yahoo Finance

MGC Logic is a web-based trading platform that provides a user friendly platform to trade the most popular assets in the world including cryptocurrency.

High Performance Cryptocurrency Mining Rigs Released by BitHarp  AiThority

BitHarp Group Limited is delighted to announce the launch of two new high-performance liquid mining rigs capable of delivering excellent.

UN Official: Cryptocurrency Makes Criminals Harder to Catch  Cointelegraph

A United Nations official warned that cryptocurrencies have made combating money laundering significantly harder.

Report: Philippine Police Raid Alleged Cryptocurrency Scam, Arrest 277  Cointelegraph

Philippine police have reportedly raided the offices of an alleged cryptocurrency scam that was targeting investors in China. According to a Sept. 15 report by ...

Chainlink cryptocurrency trading shows signs of pump-and-dump scam  VentureBeat

The trading pattern of Chainlink's Link cryptocurrency suggests a suspicious "pump-and-dump" scam, or an attempt to manipulate pricing.

The cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin and major altcoins succumb to bearish sentiments  FXStreet

The global cryptocurrency market resumed the decline on Wednesday as failure to settle above critical technical levels discouraged short-term bulls and ...

Check crypto trade, ban won’t help  Economic Times

By Anirudh Gotety India's cryptocurrency industry is once again in the throes of uncertainty. The Supreme Court has asked the RBI to respond to industry players ...

Researchers invent cryptocurrency wallet that eliminates ‘entire classes’ of vulnerabilities  ZDNet

The key? Shifting to hardware isolation and system resets.

France Won’t Tax Crypto-Only Trades, Will Tax Crypto-to-Fiat Sales  Cointelegraph

French economy minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sept. 12 that French authorities won't tax crypto-to-crypto trades, but will tax when cryptocurrencies are sold for ...

This start-up lets cryptocurrency firms know when terrorists are trying to raise money  CNBC

Elliptic on Wednesday said it raised $23 million in a funding round led by Japan's SBI Holdings to fuel an aggressive expansion into Asia.

Telegram Pushes Ahead With Plans for ‘Gram’ Cryptocurrency  The New York Times

While Facebook's big cryptocurrency plans have hit a wall with regulators, another big social network, Telegram, is charging ahead with its own digital currency.

Wells Fargo makes it official: Big banks are getting in on cryptocurrency  The Hustle

Wells Fargo just announced it will launch a US dollar-linked stablecoin, making it the latest financial titan to get in on cryptocurrency.

The Strange Saga of Jeffrey Epstein’s Link With Brock Pierce  Hollywood Reporter

How Brock Pierce ended up as a Jeffrey Epstein guest along with a NASA computer engineer, an MIT professor of electrical engineering and a Nobel laureate in ...

Experts Comments Linux Malware (Skidmap) Illicit Cryptocurrency Mining  ISBuzz News

As part of our experts' comment series, please find below comments from security experts on Linux malware (Skidmap) disguising itself on infected machines for ...

Custody startup GK8 raises $4M to offer cryptocurrency transactions without an internet connection  Yahoo Finance

Israeli cryptocurrency custody startup GK8 has announced a $4 million seed round to provide a patented technology system for sending cryptocurrency ...

Paxos Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

Many bitcoiners are former gold bugs who believe in “hard money,” so one crypto company is hoping digitized gold will attract more traders. Paxos, the New ...

Is Amazon Moving into the Cryptocurrency Space?  Market Realist

Investors around the world expect Amazon (AMZN) to join the group of technology giants launching their own cryptocurrencies.

The cryptocurrency market update: Bitcoin drifts lower within the current range  FXStreet

Bitcoin and all major altcoins have been a mixed picture during European hours on Tuesday. The total market capitalization stays edged towards to $265.

HTC partners with Bitcoin.com to support cryptocurrency smartphone Exodus 1  VentureBeat

HTC and Bitcoin.com have teamed up on HTC's flagship Exodus 1 smartphone to drive cryptocurrency trading and usage. The relationship is mutually beneficial ...

Brazil wants more visibility into cryptocurrency trades  Yahoo Finance

Over the past few months, there has been some movement in the Brazilian political sphere which seems to be targeting increased transparency and auditability ...

Cryptocurrency Market in Uncertain Times, Claims Report  newsBTC

A monthly report published by exchange platform SFOX (San Francisco Open Exchange) identifies an air of uncertainty within the industry about.

Japan’s leading messaging platform Line launches Bitmax cryptocurrency exchange  FXStreet

Line, a leading messaging platform in Japan has entered into the cryptocurrency exchange business with its newly launched platform Bitmax. The exchang.

Manny Pacquiao launches merchandise-backed cryptocurrency  The Verge

On September 1, champion boxer Manny Pacquiao announced the launch of his own cryptocurrency — the Pac — before a crowd of fans in Manila.

Skidmap malware buries into the kernel to hide illicit cryptocurrency mining  ZDNet

The Linux malware makes use of a rootkit to disguise itself on infected machines.

China's new digital currency could encourage worldwide use of the yuan, says CEO  CNBC

China's plans for a digital currency could serve as a "foundation" for the yuan's internationalization, allowing it to be distributed across the globe, says Circle's ...

InnfiRAT malware lurks in your machine to steal cryptocurrency wallet data  ZDNet

The new Trojan will also harvest information from open browser sessions.

Why Bitcoin May Have Doomed Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency  The National Interest Online

Unlike Bitcoin, Libra's blockchain will also be run by a corporate umbrella composed of payment processors, tech and telecommunication companies, venture ...

Lloyd’s Of London, Aon And Others Poised To Profit From Cryptocurrency Hacker Insurance  Forbes

Where there are assets, there's insurance, and that's becoming increasingly true in crypto, where the value of all digital coins vastly exceeds the amount of ...

Cryptocurrency Not Proven Safe Haven Says Investor Mark Mobius  CoinDesk

Mark Mobius, major investor and founding partner of Mobius Capital Partners, is still bearish on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology… with some ...

Burundi Bans Cryptocurrency Trading Due to Lack of User Protection  Cointelegraph

Following a request from the public, the Republic of Burundi has prohibited digital currency trading in the country due to associated risks.

Alibaba, Tencent, Five Others To Receive First Chinese Government Cryptocurrency  Forbes

China's central bank will launch a state-backed cryptocurrency and issue it to seven institutions in the coming months, according to a former employee of one of ...

Mobile-Based Cryptocurrency Praised by Co-Inventor of Blockchain  Cointelegraph

The “founding father of blockchain” has praised the company behind a mobile-based cryptocurrency — and how its long-term goals go beyond profit ...

Residents of Two Canadian Municipalities can Now Pay Property Taxes Through Cryptocurrency  CryptoNewsZ

Cryptocurrency has made a foray into public life in Canada, with its use and adoption to provide certain services to the residents of two municipalities there.

France to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency in Europe  The Guardian

France has said it will block the development of Facebook's Libra in Europe, dealing the cryptocurrency a *fresh* blow. The French finance minister, Bruno Le ...

Cryptocurrency in Focus: EOS Has Deep Pockets, but Faces Challenges Ahead  TheStreet.com

The EOS blockchain raised major funding through its initial coin offering, but has gotten criticism for its centralized validation model.

US Army Seeks Cryptocurrency Analytics Solution Provider  NameCoinNews

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC) has on behalf of U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) issued a pre-soliciting notice ...

Cryptocurrency vs. Penny Stocks  Yahoo Finance

It is not true that only the rich earn money from stocks because a lot of investors can invest in penny stocks with limited funds. Penny stocks are not generally ...

Why the Marshall Islands Is Doing a Pre-Sale for Its National Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

A small island country in the Pacific has plans to launch its own government-issued cryptocurrency called the Marshallese sovereign (SOV). It was revealed ...

Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency  Cointelegraph

Women prefer “slow and steady” investment options to Bitcoin's volatility, says the crypto supporter.

Cryptocurrency 'at play'  Cryptonews

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David Chaum Says His New Cryptocurrency Is Quantum Computer Resistant  Cointelegraph

E-cash inventor David Chaum has unveiled yet another cryptocurrency which he says is resistant to quantum computer attacks.

Bitcoin price predictions turn positive as cryptocurrency market calms  The Independent

A tumultuous few weeks for bitcoin may be coming to an end after cryptocurrency markets experienced an exceptionally quiet day of trading. Over the last 24 ...

Maltese Financial Regulator Will Actively Monitor Cryptocurrency Firms  Cointelegraph

The Malta Financial Services Authority said in its strategic plan that it will actively monitor crypto firms to prevent crypto-related crimes.

Bitcoin Breakout Brewing  Seeking Alpha

Bitcoin has presented a pattern I've seen and played successfully before. We're reaching the end of the pattern and a breakout looks to be imminent. The target.

Binance Charity Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations for Hurricane Relief  Cointelegraph

Binance Charity, the philanthropic wing of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has begun a campaign to help support victims of Hurricane Dorian. On Sept.

China set to launch its own cryptocurrency  TechRadar

Cryptocurrency can be used across WeChat and Alipay.

Thai ‘Cryptocurrency Wizard’ Nabbed for Alleged Role in $16M Heist  Cointelegraph

A 48-year old Thai man who called himself the “cryptocurrency wizard” has been arrested in Bangkok over his alleged role in a $16.3 million crypto exchange ...

21-Year-Old Arrested for Multimillion-Dollar Crypto Fraud  CCN.com

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced that a 21-year-old mother has been arrested following an investigation into an ...

Bitcoin uncertainty is dragging down cryptocurrency markets  Express

BITCOIN'S apparent lethargy is beginning to spread across the markets as a slew of cryptocurrencies all show concerning declines.

South Korea's Kakao May List Its Klay Cryptocurrency on Chinese Exchange  CoinDesk

South Korea's Kakao is looking to list its cryptocurrency on an exchange but it may not be able to list the token domestically, according to a report from News1, ...

Cryptocurrency OS Makes It Easy to Buy and Spend Digital Cash  LinuxInsider.com

If you are ready to jump into the digital world of a bitcoin economy, Cryptocurrency OS might be your most convenient way to fast-track your entry. Cryptocurrency ...

Canada’s Revenue Agency is now curious about defunct crypto exchange QuadrigaCX’s tax returns  The Next Web

Canada's Revenue Agency is now looking into the corporate tax returns submitted by QuadrigaCX, the troubled cryptocurrency which collapsed earlier this year.

Vulnerability Fixed in Facebook Contract Language for Libra Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

A vulnerability in Libra's open-source code that would have enabled malicious actors to manipulate smart contracts has been uncovered and patched by a ...

Cryptocurrency Exchange Introduces Block Trading for Derivatives  Bloomberg

A venture between an exchange and a messaging *service* is introducing block trades to cryptocurrency derivatives, seeking to drive the market closer to the ...

Thai Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitcoin Co. Ltd. Closing Down Operations  Cointelegraph

Thailand's leading cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Co. Ltd. (BX.in.th) is closing down all of its trading operations. The exchange announced its decision to ...

State Document Reveals Details of Iran's Cryptocurrency Mining Regulations  Bitcoin Magazine

Iran's local cryptocurrency community welcomes the legitimization of mining as an industry but feels that miners aren't being treated fairly.

Startup Plans to Change Blockchain Analysis With Its New Platform  Cointelegraph

A blockchain monitoring and intelligence platform is now offering its analytics tools to both businesses and customers to give them “insightful blockchain data for ...

Europe's Top Economies Reject Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency  Market Realist

Germany and France, Europe's largest and third-largest economies, say they have no place for Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency. Last Friday, the German and ...

Surprise! Survey says just 20% of rich millennials are investing in cryptocurrency  The Next Web

One in five millennials (20 percent) have invested in cryptocurrency, according to new survey results. As part of the survey, UK law firm Michelmores surveyed ...

Marshall Islands in Pacific Ocean to develop own cryptocurrency: report  Fox News

A small island nation in the Pacific Ocean with a population of 75000 is moving forward with developing its own cryptocurrency, according to a Thursday report.

Huobi Group Launches Local Cryptocurrency Exchange in Argentina  CryptoNewsZ

Singapore based Huobi group, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency exchange has entered into Argentinian market with the launch of Huobi Argentina, native ...

Pi the first with cryptocurrency mining on mobile concept  Cryptopolitan

Pi cryptocurrency becomes the first of its kind introducing the cryptocurrency mining on mobile concept. Pi Network is a recent application developed by ...

Drink Coin, the World's First Cryptocurrency Backed by iDrink's Smart IoT Machine, and the Real Economy of the Global Beverage Industry  Yahoo Finance

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- SUIC has entered into a joint venture agreement with iDrink to support iDrink in ...

Facebook's dream of a global cryptocurrency raises political stakes — for the regulators themselves  CNBC

Investors, crypto enthusiasts and regulators themselves say Libra has raised the stakes for financial authorities, forcing them to take a more serious look at digital ...

Austrian Telecommunications Giant to Accept Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

One of the largest mobile providers in Austria is planning to accept cryptocurrency for payment at certain store locations. A1, which services some 5.1 million ...

K-Pop Music Giant SM Entertainment Is Planning Its Own Cryptocurrency  CoinDesk

SM Entertainment, one of Korea's top-three pop talent agencies, is planning to build its own blockchain network with a native cryptocurrency as it battles a ...

NSA Working to Develop Quantum-Resistant Cryptography: Report  Cointelegraph

Disclaimer Sept. 6 8:23 p.m. UTC: This article previously read that the NSA was working to develop a cryptocurrency, as the source alluded to quantum resistant ...

Bitcoin.com's Premier Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Now Live  Bitcoin News

We've just launched our premier trading platform exchange.Bitcoin.com and registered users can start trading digital assets right now.

The biggest cryptocurrency scams and arrests of 2019 so far  Business Insider

Since the beginning of the year, cybercriminals have been able to siphon away $4.26 billion from cryptocurrency users and exchanges.