Taxis Take BCH, Stores Sell BTC in the Russian City of Rostov

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Featured Residents of Rostov, the Russian port city on the Don River, are enjoying a growing number of bitcoin-related services. Some crypto-savvy taxi drivers have started accepting Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and several BTC teller machines have been installed in supermarkets. All that happens while officials in Moscow are still mulling […]

Indian Exchange Postpones Repaying Stolen Bitcoins – No Permission From Authorities

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Exchanges India’s cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has announced that it cannot repay customers their stolen bitcoins at this time. The exchange claims that while investigations are underway, permissions are needed from the authorities to start the claims process which it has not yet received. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

Binance to Invest $15 Million in Bermuda as Crypto Regulations Advance

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Regulation While some governments say they see the potential future benefits of a local cryptocurrency hub, more proactive jurisdictions are already reaping the rewards. The latest example comes from Bermuda, which is rapidly advancing its receptive crypto regulations and strengthening the local economy.   Also Read: Hong Kong Alcohol Company […]

Iran Continues to Develop State Cryptocurrency Despite Central Bank Ban

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Regulation Iran has been developing its own cryptocurrency, a project which has yielded an experimental local crypto, despite the country’s central bank banning banks from dealing with cryptocurrencies. Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister has shed light on the project, commented on its alleged use to evade sanctions, and clarified […]

Hungarian and Peruvian Localbitcoins Markets Post Record Volume

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Market Updates The Localbitcoins markets of several nations have produced significant spikes in recent weeks, with the peer-to-peer (P2P) markets of Hungary, Peru, and Venezuela establishing new all-time highs for volume when measuring in trade in fiat currency. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Monday: Outage Downs Telegram, Bitcoin Shines on a […]

Japanese Regulator Pressures Exchanges to Drop Privacy Coins

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Exchanges Japan’s Financial Services Agency, tasked with monitoring the country’s cryptocurrency exchanges, has quietly been pressuring platforms to delist privacy coins. Coincheck has already done so in the wake of the $400 million NEM hack. If fellow exchanges follow suit, it could signal the beginning of the end for privacy […]

Sergey Brin Refers to Ethereum as an Advance in Computing

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Technology pioneers have been showing an interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for quite some time now. Especially for pioneers active in the coding world, the concept of cryptocurrency is rather intriguing. Alphabet’s Sergey Brin recently mentioned Ethereum in a positive light. This took a few people by surprise, although most of his comments revolved around […]

South Korean Company Launches Platform Meant to Protect ICO Investors

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Various Asian countries have taken a harsh stance against initial coin offerings. Given the previously unregulated nature of that industry and the large sums being raised by ICO teams, that is not a big surprise. It seems one South Korean company is trying to have a positive impact on the sector. The Korea M&A Center is […]