Japan announces crackdown on cryptocurrency margin trading

Lawmakers in Japan have announced new measures around cryptocurrency margin trading, in the latest tranche of legislation designed to structure domestic digital asset markets. First reported in the Nikkei Asia Review, the Japanese cabinet approved draft amendments to financial instruments and payment services regulations to effectively limit the degree of leverage available to crypto traders….

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Court Rules That Bank Can't Close The Account of Cryptocurrency Mining Business

In May last year, Union Bank, the sixth largest bank in the country of Israel, tried to deny a cryptocurrency mining company from operating an account with them. Israminers Ltd., the company in question, retaliated by filing a lawsuit against the financial institution. Per the case, the bank had stated that it will no longer…

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IlCoin Relisted on STEX Exchange

Company resumes trading with a new quantum resistant blockchain source code after a brief hiatus. The innovative cryptocurrency company, IlCoin, would like to announce its resumption of trading activity on STEX, a leading cryptocurrency exchange. IlCoin left the exchange earlier this year to update the source code for its ILC coin. This cutting-edge update increased…

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Riot Blockchain Plans United States-Based Regulated Cryptocurrency Exchange in Q2 2019 – BTCMANAGER

The upcoming regulated cryptocurrency exchange called RiotX will offer three primary services namely banking, a trading engine and a digital wallet. RiotX will initially be available within the United States territory. As per a March 14, 2019 filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC). API Will Help Prevent Fraud and Abuse The publicly traded…

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Interest in OTC Trading May Become the Springboard for the New Cryptocurrency Market Boom

Over-the-counter trading in digital assets is rapidly gaining popularity with the crypto market players. ICOBox experts believe that the current excitement about OTC trading can be compared to the hype surrounding ICOs in late 2017 – first six months of 2018 and that it may easily trigger the new wave of investors’ interest in the…

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Cryptocurrency scam sweeps through Sweden

While there is no doubt that blockchain and cryptocurrency have the power to change the world for the better, the truth is that cyber criminals are constantly searching for opportunities to profit off of unsuspecting victims, and the cryptocurrency world is no exception. Specifically, it appears as though criminals are targeting victims through Instagram, as…

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Cryptocurrency As Technology Has No Basis for Success, Says Economist Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini, a renowned economist and one of the most notorious Bitcoin detractors, has resumed his criticism of cryptocurrencies. In an interview with the CFA Institute on March 6, Roubini expressed bearish views on digital currencies. According to him, “cryptocurrency as technology has no basis for success.” Roubini, the professor of Economics and International Business…

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Cryptocurrency Regulation: Lawmakers in Rhode Island Introduce Bill Exempting Some Tokens from Securities Law – BTCMANAGER

A group of state lawmakers in Rhode Island has introduced a bill that will provide an exemption for some cryptocurrency tokens from securities law. Rhode Island becomes the next state after Colorado and Wyoming to go about establishing clear-cut regulations for the emerging virtual currency landscape. Bipartisan Legislation for Cryptocurrency Tokens  A bipartisan alliance of…

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SEC’s Bitcoin ETF Approval will Boost Crypto Market

The entire crypto community is waiting for the approval of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Since last year, more than 9 ETFs have been rejected by the United States (U.S) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It is a type of securities which execute the function of a certificate for an exact portfolio of assets. Let’s see…

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Top Cryptos Finish First Green Month since August 2018

The cryptocurrency market is now the most boring place with all bullish digital currencies including Bitcoin, EOS, Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH) following consolidation patterns. Binance Coin (BNB) is the only top 20 cryptos with outstanding trends. BNB/USD increased more than 8.4% in the past 24 hours to change hands at around $10.92….

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Facebook set to Launch its Whatsapp Cryptocurrency, Already Getting Ready for Listing On Crypto Exchanges

As earlier reported, Facebook has been working on a cryptocurrency and has reached a high level of progress with the creation of a stablecoin precisely that will be based on Whatsapp messaging app. This became evident as Facebook has already consulted with several cryptocurrency exchanges on the possibility of listing the cryptocurrency following its launch….

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XRP Emerges as Highest Traded Cryptocurrency on eToro in January 2019

Ripple’s XRP seems to be seeing a lot of good days lately. eToro, a social trading, and multi-asset brokerage firm recently announced that the cryptocurrency recorded the highest trading volume by unique open trade for January 2019. According to the report, XRP had the highest number of unique open trade at 29,991 in January 2019…

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SEC Chair Needs Basic Changes Before Crypto ETF Approval

Regardless of the unswerving rejections of Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) applications set forth up to the present time, optimism is still high amongst some cryptocurrency users, that the imminent ETF decision may eventually be the one that is approved. That was until Jay Clayton, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman reassured those hopes again…

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Six Cryptocurrencies Samsung Galaxy s10 will Potentially Support

According to the company’s announcement and rumors making the rounds online, there’re around six coins that are supported by the Galaxy s10’s crypto wallet. Samsung, South Korea’s largest business conglomerate and the world’s most phenomenal phone maker, announced on Wed, Feb. 20, the release of its much-awaited flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S10. The device…

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The Ultimate BitFi Hardware Wallet Review

As a crypto holder or investor, your primary concern should be the safety of your crypto assets. Of course, we are talking about wallets, and, when it comes to crypto wallets, it’s obvious that hardware is the best possible solution for securely storing your private keys. For a very long time, the market has been…

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How to Buy Monero (XMR) on Binance

Monero is not the first but definitely one of the popular and highly-regarded privacy coins currently on the crypto market. Designed to allow users to be their own banks, Monero is an example of freedom from outside control. The project has made a name for itself during the past couple of years thanks to its…

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Gladius Sends Message To ICOs: It’s Time To Come In From The Cold

After the blockchain company self-reported its unregistered securities offering, it walked away without paying a fine. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today issued a press release announcing it has instituted cease-and-desist proceedings against Gladius Network LLC, basically thwarting the unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) that the startup launched in 2017. The big deal is…

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Ethereum Fees: $300k is Charged for Sending $14 ETH

Ethereum (ETH), the second bull cryptocurrency after Bitcoin, has a massive number of users but one of them is drawing out another mortgage following a charge of more than 2100 ETH in an attempt to send someone $14 worth of ETH. This fee is abnormal and appears as if it was a mistake, but the…

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Where and How to Buy, Sell and Trade Litecoin Cash (LCC)

Litecoin Cash is one of the newest hard forks to have entered the market, its parent coin being Litecoin, the fourth-ranking cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization. The coin was released on February 18, 2018, having some differences from LTC’s code. Instead of using Scrypt it employs Bitcoin’s proof-of-work algorithm SHA-256, aiming to improve the…

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Bitmain Gets Down With Energy-Efficient ASIC Mining

The mining giant has a new ASIC chip. Will it help the company turn its fortunes around? Bitmain Technologies Ltd. today announced the BM1397, a 7-nanometer ASIC chip for proof-of-work mining. The new chip, made with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s FinFET process, reportedly uses less power, with a 28.6 percent improvement in energy efficiency…

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