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IMF Report: “5 banks stepping ahead with the core of cryptocurrency” – Coin Comments

Crypto and Blockchain technology continues to attract the attention of the mainstream. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a new report on crypto technology. The IMF report states that there are 15 banks stepping ahead with the core of cr...

Crypto and Blockchain technology continues to attract the attention of the mainstream. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a new report on crypto technology. The IMF report states that there are 15 banks stepping ahead with the core of cr...

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Dude, Where is my Container?! Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Global Supply Chains | re:publica

Port of Tema, fresh breeze coming in from the sea. The sparkles of light flooding in just before dawn. The waves crashing melodically against the harbour wall. And one hopeful businessperson waiting longingly for movement on the horizon. We all know...

Port of Tema, fresh breeze coming in from the sea. The sparkles of light flooding in just before dawn. The waves crashing melodically against the harbour wall. And one hopeful businessperson waiting longingly for movement on the horizon. We all know...

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The Daily: Japan Calls All Coins ‘Crypto Assets’, Russia Defines Cryptocurrency as Property – Bitcoin News

The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto assets” in order to prevent confusion with legal tender. Also The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto asse...

The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto assets” in order to prevent confusion with legal tender. Also The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto asse...

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Blockchain, artificial intelligence top LinkedIn fastest-growing job categories | ZDNet

Blockchain may still be an emerging frontier for business, but that's not holding back a surge in skills.

Blockchain may still be an emerging frontier for business, but that's not holding back a surge in skills.

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Crypto is for Activists: Why We Need More Cypherpunks, Not Cypherposers – CoinDesk

Bitcoin is activism, not a get rich quick scheme or a startup platform, says Lamassu's Zach Harvey.

Bitcoin is activism, not a get rich quick scheme or a startup platform, says Lamassu's Zach Harvey.

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BTI Claims Only Two of Top 25 Crypto Exchanges Accurately Report Volume

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published its December 2018 "Exchange Volumes Report," claiming that only two of the top 25 cryptocurrency exchanges by reported volume on Coinmarketcap pairings accurately report their trade volume.

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published its December 2018 "Exchange Volumes Report," claiming that only two of the top 25 cryptocurrency exchanges by reported volume on Coinmarketcap pairings accurately report their trade volume.

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Free Speech Social Network Gab Starts Accepting BTC – Bitcoin News

Gab, a social network dedicated to preserving freedom of speech, has announced that its store now accepts BTC directly after banks and payment processors denied the platform service. “Literally no one can no-platform our new crypto shop,” Gab announc...

Gab, a social network dedicated to preserving freedom of speech, has announced that its store now accepts BTC directly after banks and payment processors denied the platform service. “Literally no one can no-platform our new crypto shop,” Gab announc...

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Telecoms Giant AT&T Seeks Patent for Blockchain-Enabled Social Media ‘Mapping’ System

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks

Telecoms conglomerate AT&T is seeking a patent for a blockchain-based system that would create a “mapping” platform for content on social media networks

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Ethereum-Based Chat Platform Lays Off 25% of Staff Due to Crypto Market Decline

Ethereum-based mobile app Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff following the crypto market crash.

Ethereum-based mobile app Status is laying off 25 percent of its staff following the crypto market crash.

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Bitcoin Bull Thomas Lee Claims Market Is Wrong and BTC Should Be Much Higher – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee continues to be confident in BTC, insisting that its current price is wrong and should actually be closer to the $15,000 mark.

Bitcoin bull Thomas Lee continues to be confident in BTC, insisting that its current price is wrong and should actually be closer to the $15,000 mark.

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Blockchain Incubator Binance Labs Releases First ‘Batch’ of Blockchain Projects

Blockchain Labs has graduated its first blockchain projects from its Incubation Program.

Blockchain Labs has graduated its first blockchain projects from its Incubation Program.

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Will China Introduce a National Cryptocurrency to Displace Bitcoin’s Dominance?

China could soon replace Bitcoin (BTC) and other virtual currencies with a national digital asset developed by the People’s Bank of China. This is clearly something that goes against the ideas that…

China could soon replace Bitcoin (BTC) and other virtual currencies with a national digital asset developed by the People’s Bank of China. This is clearly something that goes against the ideas that…

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Atomic Wallet integrates Bitcoin SV – CoinGeek.com

Adoption momentum for Bitcoin SV (BSV), the only coin that follows the original Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin, continues to build. This week, more services have started integrating the coin, including Atomic Wallet, the multi-currency custody-free walle...

Adoption momentum for Bitcoin SV (BSV), the only coin that follows the original Satoshi Vision for Bitcoin, continues to build. This week, more services have started integrating the coin, including Atomic Wallet, the multi-currency custody-free walle...

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Report: CEO of Largest Romanian Crypto Exchange Arrested on US Warrant

The CEO of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested for alleged fraudulent activity.

The CEO of Romanian crypto exchange Coinflux was reportedly arrested for alleged fraudulent activity.

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Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Can Pay $10 Million for a 12-Night Stay in Space – Bitcoin News

The Orion Span project has plans to launch a space station that will be used as a luxury hotel. Its Aurora space station is set to launch in early 2022 The space hotel says it sold out its first six months of reservations and the project is also acce...

The Orion Span project has plans to launch a space station that will be used as a luxury hotel. Its Aurora space station is set to launch in early 2022 The space hotel says it sold out its first six months of reservations and the project is also acce...

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The return of Boaz Manor: Co-founder of failed hedge fund Portus turns up at U.S. blockchain startup under new identity

‘I typically go these days under the name Shaun MacDonald, and if anybody needs to know that my given name is Boaz Manor, I disclose it’

‘I typically go these days under the name Shaun MacDonald, and if anybody needs to know that my given name is Boaz Manor, I disclose it’

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Is ABC’s end game plan to help China sideline Bitcoin? – CoinGeek

Far from creating a state of anarchy, it appears that the ABC faction may have been working for the Chinese government after all.

Far from creating a state of anarchy, it appears that the ABC faction may have been working for the Chinese government after all.

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French Financial Regulator Blacklists Four Crypto Websites for Unauthorized Offerings

French stock market regulator AMF blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings.

French stock market regulator AMF blacklisted four crypto-related websites for unauthorized investment offerings.

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Issues Draft Crypto Regulations – Bitcoin News

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country's crypto industry. The The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets an...

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets and certain aspects of the country's crypto industry. The The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has prepared draft rules designed to regulate digital assets an...

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Coinbase Revamps PayPal Withdrawals for US Crypto Users – CoinDesk

Coinbase customers in the U.S. can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts.

Coinbase customers in the U.S. can now make withdrawals into their PayPal accounts.

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Swiss Federal Council: Existing Financial Law Should Be Adjusted to Blockchain Industry

The Swiss Bundesrat has called for specific adjustments of existing financial laws in relation to the blockchain industry.

The Swiss Bundesrat has called for specific adjustments of existing financial laws in relation to the blockchain industry.

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European Parliament Calls for Increased Blockchain Adoption in Trade

The European Parliament has called for an increase in the adoption of blockchain technology in trade in a new resolution.

The European Parliament has called for an increase in the adoption of blockchain technology in trade in a new resolution.

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Bitcoin is plunging, but at least you can write your losses off your taxes

Yes. Cryptocurrency is property, as far as the IRS is concerned, which means when it loses value, there's a tax break

Yes. Cryptocurrency is property, as far as the IRS is concerned, which means when it loses value, there's a tax break

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Status, a Mobile Client for Ethereum 2.0

Whisper sweet, encrypted nothings on a distributed network that no-one owns.

Whisper sweet, encrypted nothings on a distributed network that no-one owns.

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Bitcoin SV, TRON, Cardano: Price Analysis, Dec. 14

While total market cap threatens to break below $100 billion, new research shows that the amount of crypto users doubled by Q3 2018. Does this signal a recovery in the future?

While total market cap threatens to break below $100 billion, new research shows that the amount of crypto users doubled by Q3 2018. Does this signal a recovery in the future?

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"...we are tired of people asking us about target prices..."

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Bitcoin is pretty much dead, says teenage crypto phenom

Erik Finman, who became a teenage bitcoin millionaire during the digital currency’s run to $20,000, has warned bitcoin maximalists — believers in the world’s best-known cryptocurrency — that the long-term outlook is bleak.

Erik Finman, who became a teenage bitcoin millionaire during the digital currency’s run to $20,000, has warned bitcoin maximalists — believers in the world’s best-known cryptocurrency — that the long-term outlook is bleak.

Brazilian Premier League Soccer Club Launches Crypto ‘Fan Tokens’

Atletico Mineiro, a Brazilian premier league soccer club, is launching its own fan token “GaloCoin” based on Ethereum blockchain.

Atletico Mineiro, a Brazilian premier league soccer club, is launching its own fan token “GaloCoin” based on Ethereum blockchain.

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Cubits Shuts Down After $33M Scam

Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February.

Cubits, a London-based digital asset trading platform, has been forced into administration after fraudsters stole €29 million (about $32.5 million) from the exchange in February.

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This Binance-Backed Crypto Startup Wants to Anonymize Everything – CoinDesk

Built atop a near-forgotten anonymity system named mix networks, Nym Technologies is entering the proof-of-concept phase following a 10-week incubation program with Binance Labs.

Built atop a near-forgotten anonymity system named mix networks, Nym Technologies is entering the proof-of-concept phase following a 10-week incubation program with Binance Labs.

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Bahrain’s Central Bank Publishes Draft Regulations on Crypto Assets

Central Bank of Bahrain has issued a draft of digital assets regulations which includes new licensing requirements for crypto service providers.

Central Bank of Bahrain has issued a draft of digital assets regulations which includes new licensing requirements for crypto service providers.

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Realtors® Reassert Role as Leader in Blockchain Technology Education

NAR has worked to proactively educate state and local Realtor® associations, members and consumers on hurdles that could arise as the technology begins to penetrate the market.

NAR has worked to proactively educate state and local Realtor® associations, members and consumers on hurdles that could arise as the technology begins to penetrate the market.

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Highly Centralized Ripple (XRP) a Contagion not a Cryptocurrency – Crypto.IQ | Bitcoin and Investment News from Inside Experts You Can Trust

The War On Shitcoins Episode 5: Ripple (XRP). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or...

The War On Shitcoins Episode 5: Ripple (XRP). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due to their being scams, having serious design flaws, being centralized, or...

E.U. Parliament adopts resolution on blockchain use in trade policy – The Block

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday, titled “Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy.” The resolution calls on the E.U. Commission, the institution of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation and implementing d...

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Thursday, titled “Blockchain: a forward-looking trade policy.” The resolution calls on the E.U. Commission, the institution of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation and implementing d...

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Bitcoin and Ethereum have had a tough year. What's next?

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The Sandbox blockchain gaming platform launches $2 million creator fund for artists

Pixowl, the maker of The Sandbox voxel-based game world, has created a $2 million Creator Fund to reward artists for creating blockchain-based items.

Pixowl, the maker of The Sandbox voxel-based game world, has created a $2 million Creator Fund to reward artists for creating blockchain-based items.

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Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down – Bitcoin News

Digital asset prices have been dipping in value again after a few days of price consolidation. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully close to dropping under the psychol...

Digital asset prices have been dipping in value again after a few days of price consolidation. At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully At the moment, the entire cryptocurrency economy is awfully close to dropping under the psychol...

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Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery

December 17 will mark one year since the price of bitcoin—the best-known cryptocurrency—traded to an all-time high just shy of $20,000. Here’s a look back at the carnage — and the market calls — that followed.

December 17 will mark one year since the price of bitcoin—the best-known cryptocurrency—traded to an all-time high just shy of $20,000. Here’s a look back at the carnage — and the market calls — that followed.

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EU Parliament Calls for Action on Blockchain Adoption in Trade – CoinDesk

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

The European Parliament has called for measures that would prepare the region to use blockchain to benefit trade.

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These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone – Bitcoin News

Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, Trying to explain Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly...

Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, Trying to explain Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly...

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Major Spanish Bank BBVA Closes €150 Mln Loan With Porsche Holding Using Blockchain

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain technology.

Spain’s second largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has closed a €150 million loan using blockchain technology.

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Bomb threats demanding bitcoin hit Australia, New Zealand; police call it a ‘scam’

After a rash of bomb threats across Canada and the U.S., police in Australia and New Zealand said they saw similar threats Friday.

After a rash of bomb threats across Canada and the U.S., police in Australia and New Zealand said they saw similar threats Friday.

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Crypto-Friendly Money App Revolut Wins EU Banking License – CoinDesk

Revolut, provider of a mobile finance app that offers crypto trading, has been granted a banking license from the European Central Bank.

Revolut, provider of a mobile finance app that offers crypto trading, has been granted a banking license from the European Central Bank.

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Blockchain Developer is the fastest growing job in 2018 – The Block

Blockchain Developer is the fastest growing job in 2018 according to LinkedIn’s annual Emerging Jobs Report released on Thursday. Blockchain developer jobs have experienced a 33x growth this year while the second fastest growing job was Machine Learn...

Blockchain Developer is the fastest growing job in 2018 according to LinkedIn’s annual Emerging Jobs Report released on Thursday. Blockchain developer jobs have experienced a 33x growth this year while the second fastest growing job was Machine Learn...

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Opera Introduces Blockchain-Ready Browser

Web browser company Opera just launched the first mainstream blockchain-ready browser. Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto, joins Cheddar to discuss this new browser.

Web browser company Opera just launched the first mainstream blockchain-ready browser. Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto, joins Cheddar to discuss this new browser.

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This is the value of Blockchain to different industries

From agriculture to the general consumer, Blockchain has enormous potential for everyone. Here's how.

From agriculture to the general consumer, Blockchain has enormous potential for everyone. Here's how.

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Estevan police receive report of Bitcoin bomb threat scam

An Estevan business was among those targeted by an email scam on Thursday that has been happening throughout North America. Members of the Estevan Police Service responded to a call of a bomb . . .

An Estevan business was among those targeted by an email scam on Thursday that has been happening throughout North America. Members of the Estevan Police Service responded to a call of a bomb . . .

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Sephora Shoppers Are Getting Their First Bitcoin Using Crypto Startup Lolli – CoinDesk

Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.

Sephora has joined the list of retailers at which shoppers can earn bitcoin rewards via the Lolli app.

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New Bitcoin ATM Tracker Site Launches in Russia – Bitcoin News

A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides A new website showing a map with cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been laun...

A new website showing a map of cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been launched in Russia. The platform currently provides A new website showing a map with cryptocurrency teller machines and other points of sale has been laun...

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Blockchain Developer Role Tops LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Jobs List – CoinDesk

The role of blockchain developer has leaped straight to the top of LinkedIn's list of emerging jobs for 2018.

The role of blockchain developer has leaped straight to the top of LinkedIn's list of emerging jobs for 2018.

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Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of its Ethereum-based decentralized identity platform.

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of its Ethereum-based decentralized identity platform.

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BTMs are a legal and fast-growing part of the crypto world, despite flying under the regulatory radar.

Even as Bitcoin crashes, these machines are spreading—and they're perfect vehicles for cleaning dirty cash.

Even as Bitcoin crashes, these machines are spreading—and they're perfect vehicles for cleaning dirty cash.

Bitcoin Price Defies Oversold Conditions to Hit 15-Month Low – CoinDesk

Bitcoin tumbled to 15-month lows earlier today, dashing hopes of a rally signalled by current extreme oversold conditions.

Bitcoin tumbled to 15-month lows earlier today, dashing hopes of a rally signalled by current extreme oversold conditions.

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Crypto Exchange SeedCX Is Barring Employees from Crypto Trading – CoinDesk

Seed CX has one of the crypto industry’s strictest policies on employee trading. In a word: Don’t.

Seed CX has one of the crypto industry’s strictest policies on employee trading. In a word: Don’t.

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US Government Issues Advice Over Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails – CoinDesk

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

The U.S. government has confirmed the existence of bomb threat emails that demand bitcoin from organizations and suggested steps to take.

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Top Crypto Exchange to Address Security in Hackathon

The forthcoming Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore will see top blockchain engineers vie for a share of a $100,000 prize pool at a hackathon focused on crypto security. ...

The forthcoming Binance Blockchain Week in Singapore will see top blockchain engineers vie for a share of a $100,000 prize pool at a hackathon focused on crypto security. ...

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Wave of bomb threats was cryptocurrency extortion hoax

Thursday's bomb threats were a hoax, a high-stakes ploy to make easy money - and the FBI is working to find out who was behind it.

Thursday's bomb threats were a hoax, a high-stakes ploy to make easy money - and the FBI is working to find out who was behind it.

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Lessons learned from the Blockchain Circle’s workshop

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Saudi Arabia and UAE to launch cross-border cryptocurrency

Analysts, however, believe that UAE Central Bank announcement is nothing more than a public relations ploy.

Analysts, however, believe that UAE Central Bank announcement is nothing more than a public relations ploy.

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SEC’s Crypto Czar Signals Some Flexibility on Token Offerings – CoinDesk

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

No-action letters may be a way forward for crypto startups hoping to avoid securities classifications.

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Fake bomb threats demanding Bitcoin payment reported across U.S.

The FBI is investigating bomb threats made across the country, including right in the Granite State.

The FBI is investigating bomb threats made across the country, including right in the Granite State.

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Bitcoin SV continues to find support in the crypto space – CoinGeek

Raisex exchange and The Guarda wallet will be adding support for Bitcoin SV.

Raisex exchange and The Guarda wallet will be adding support for Bitcoin SV.

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Europe Takes Serious Steps Towards Blockchain Adoption

After months of monitoring and observing the potential of blockchain, EU is finally making a turn into it

After months of monitoring and observing the potential of blockchain, EU is finally making a turn into it

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Bitcoin bandit extradited to California to face hacking charges

Bitcoin bandit Nicholas Truglia was extradited Thursday to California to face charges he hacked into the phones of Silicon Valley bigwigs to try to steal their cryptocurrency. “I didn’t do it,” sai…

Bitcoin bandit Nicholas Truglia was extradited Thursday to California to face charges he hacked into the phones of Silicon Valley bigwigs to try to steal their cryptocurrency. “I didn’t do it,” sai…

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Nationwide email threatens: Bitcoin or bomb

JEFFERSONVILLE — The News and Tribune was among at least four local sites receiving bomb threats that pinged email inboxes across the nation Thursday.

JEFFERSONVILLE — The News and Tribune was among at least four local sites receiving bomb threats that pinged email inboxes across the nation Thursday.

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Bitcoin scammers are sending bomb threat emails to millions around the world, but authorities are confirming ‘NO DEVICES have been found’

On Thursday, millions around the world received extortion emails demanding recipients send $20,000 in Bitcoin to a Bitcoin specific address.

On Thursday, millions around the world received extortion emails demanding recipients send $20,000 in Bitcoin to a Bitcoin specific address.

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Nationwide Bomb Threats Look Like a New Spin on an Old Bitcoin Scam

Apparent bitcoin scammers caused chaos across the US Thursday, radically escalating longstanding tactics.

Apparent bitcoin scammers caused chaos across the US Thursday, radically escalating longstanding tactics.

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Crypto-Friendly Banking App Revolut Obtains EU Banking License

Revolut fiat and cryptocurrency app has obtained a banking license in Lithuania.

Revolut fiat and cryptocurrency app has obtained a banking license in Lithuania.

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Two Missoula government agencies targeted by Bitcoin bomb threat extortion

MISSOULA - Two government offices in Missoula received a bomb threat Thursday as part of a nationwide extortion scheme, according to the University of Montana.

MISSOULA - Two government offices in Missoula received a bomb threat Thursday as part of a nationwide extortion scheme, according to the University of Montana.

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