Tor Digital Privacy Project Accepts Donations in Cryptocurrency

Tor digital privacy software is now accepting donations in various cryptocurrencies, as a new crypto donational portal appeared on the project’s website on March 18. The site now accepts nine major cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Stellar Lumen (XLM), Augur (REP) and Zcash (ZEC). Tor’s…

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US Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX Expands to Asia With New Partnership

United States-based institutional cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has partnered with Singapore-based fintech company Hydra X to offer its trading service in Asia. Seed CX announced the development in a press release published on March 21. Per the announcement, Seed CX will join the list of supported digital asset trading venues available on the Sigma trading…

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Bitcoin Stays Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

Saturday, March 23 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day by press time. Bitcoin is down just under half a percent on the day, trading at around $4,022, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is over a quarter of a percent higher than…

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BlockFi Lowers Interest Rates for Top Tier Crypto Deposit Accounts

Crypto wealth management and lending company BlockFi has lowered the interest rates for their biggest cryptocurrency deposit accounts, according to an official blog post on March 22. BlockFi launched the BlockFi Interest Accounts (BIA), cryptocurrency accounts supporting Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin (BTC), earlier in March. The accounts initially offered a 6.2 percent annual interest paid…

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Major Latin American E-Commerce Company Bans Cryptocurrency-Related Ads

The largest e-commerce company in Latin America, Mercado Livre, has banned cryptocurrency advertising on their website, Cointelegraph em Portugues reported on March 18. The development was revealed in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph em Portugues after the company’s users reported receiving of emails informing them about the change in Mercado Livre’s policy. The new policy…

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Facebook Prepares For Blockchain Adoption, Posts Job For Legal Blockchain Counsel

Facebook is making strides in the blockchain industry with new hires as they prepare to launch their US dollar-backed stablecoin, which will purportedly launch in the first half of 2019. According to Facebook’s career center where the company posts job openings and upcoming positions, a job description detailing the need for a senior lawyer with experience…

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Kroger, the 2nd-Largest General Retailer in the US Bans Visa Due to Its Excessive Fees — Time For Crypto To Step In?

Kroger, the 2nd-largest general retailer in the US and owner of a major US grocery chain, has recently banned Visa from a regional supermarket to protest the payment processor’s high transaction fees, which currently stands at 1.51% + $0.10 per swiped consumer credit card. According to reports by Bloomberg, the retailing giant will halt Visa payments at…

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Pet Stablecoins: Why Some Banks Issue Their Own Digital Tokens, While Others Don’t

This week, a number of banks shed light on their respective crypto-related projects, following the recent expansion of JPMorgan Chase into the field. IBM was the big mover. A joint announcement by IBM and Stellar (XMR) said that as many as six global banks might issue their own stablecoins on IBM’s blockchain-powered payments network, dubbed…

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QuadrigaCX’s Legal Representatives Create Affected Users Committee

A new committee appointed by law firms Miller Thomson and Cox & Palmer will provide guidance in representing affected clients of major Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX. The development was announced in a court notice on March 19. In the filing, Miller Thompson reveals that it has established the Official Committee of Affected Users of now-shuttered…

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Funding Platform SeriesOne Partners With Polymath to Use Its Security Token Protocol

United States-based crowdfunding platform SeriesOne has partnered with security token protocol platform Polymath, according to a press release published on March 19. The new partnership intends to create a digital securities offering ecosystem via the SeriesOne platform. According to the press release, the partnership between SeriesOne and Polymath will let token issuers create and manage…

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Wikipedia Co-founder: Stop Using Chrome – "I’ve switched to Brave"

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger has thrown his support behind the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token (BAT) project. The internet enthusiast and philosopher published a post, titled ‘The two problems of computer technology”, on his personal website, a post that covered his concerns about internet security and the increasing monopolization of the internet by…

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TNW: Binance Lite to Allow Australians to Purchase Bitcoin at Newsagents

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding its “Binance Lite” service to allow Australian residents to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) at newsagents, technology news outlet The Next Web reported on March 19. The new service Binance Lite — which will initially be introduced in Australia — is purportedly set to enable customers to buy digital currency with…

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MakerDAO Polls Users on Fresh Fee Increase to 7.4 Percent as Stablecoin Wobbles

Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) MakerDAO (Maker) has upped its demands to increase one of its network fees, this time to 7.5 percent, the company confirmed in a blog post on March 18. Maker, which issues USD-pegged stablecoin Dai (DAI), is seeking to improve the cryptocurrency’s stability. The organization aims to do so by raising its…

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ICE, the Parent Company of Bakkt, Announces Only 58 Crypto They Look to List

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and upcoming digital asset platform, Bakkt has released a list of crypto projects they are looking to list and track on a Twitter post. Per the tweet, ICE’s Data Services will be researching and tracking a total of 58 cryptocurrency projects as…

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Facebook To Develop Its Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp, Sources Say

Facebook, the Western world’s leading social media platform with over 2.5 billion active users, is developing a cryptocurrency that will let users transfer money over its WhatsApp messaging app. This is according to sources familiar with the matter, and was reported by Bloomberg. WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging and voice-over IP service that allows users from…

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Joseph Lubin: Ethereum Will Expand 1000x In Just 2 Years

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, an interactive keynote speaker at South by SouthWest (SXSW), made a significant statement about the growth of Ethereum, saying that it would expand by 1000x in the next 2 years, the kind of statement in keeping with his optimism about cryptocurrencies. Lubin, who is also the founder of blockchain company Consensys,…

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Global Property Register (XRX) – ICO rating and details

Global Property Register -Where Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Meet. Global Property Register – the world’s FIRST and ONLY universal real estate register! Short for GPR, Global Property Register is the first of its kind – a global register and property exchange covering both developed and developing countries alike. GPR delivers proof of ownership for the…

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Texas Bill Proposal: " Before Accepting Payment by a Digital Currency, a Person Must Verify the Identity of the Person Sending Payment"

In the US state of Texas, a new proposed bill sets out to require identity verification to use cryptocurrencies. The bill is called House Bill 4371 and was proposed by Phil Stephenson, a Texas Representative on March 11, 2019. According to the bill’s documentation, the bill mandates that the person receiving a cryptocurrency payment must first verify the…

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Brock Pierce: Security Tokens Are Going To Give Birth to a Quadrillion-Dollar Market

Brock Pierce, the former child actor, American entrepreneur, and early adopter of Bitcoin (BTC), recently did an interview with Forbes where he talked about all things blockchain and what 2019 holds for the industry. According to Pierce, decentralized applications, security token offerings (STOs), and the gaming industry will see substantial development and growth in 2019. Dapps Will…

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Will Coinbase's New Feature Help Regain Users' Trust?

Coinbase, the highly popular US-based crypto exchange marketed towards mainstream crypto users, has launched an exciting new feature to the Coinbase Wallet app for Android and iOS smart devices. Announced on March 12 via the Coinbase blog, users will now be able to directly transfer cryptocurrency holdings from their Coinbase.com accounts to the official Coinbase…

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