Having A Gas: This Week In Crypto Pop Culture, January 7-11

Tarot cards to design your cryptoeconomic system, a new use case for cryptocurrency, and a Pink Floyd cover band (and some tech startups) hosted at Mike Tyson’s mansion. It’s Friday, January 11, everybody! If you’re like me, you’ve spent your week thinking back to your first pack of Pokémon cards in celebration of the 20th…

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Best Stellar Lumens (XLM) Wallets

About Stellar Stellar Lumens are the native asset of Stellar, a decentralized payment platform, which facilitates fast, reliable and affordable cross-border payments. Stellar Lumens is currently ranked 6th in terms of market capitalization, and it is trading at $0.109860 USD. Things to consider before choosing an XLM Wallet If you’re looking for a Stellar wallet,…

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US Congressman: CFTC, Not SEC, Should Regulate Crypto

In the United States, there is tension between the Securities and Exchanges Commision (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as both the agencies are claiming their authority on digital assets. Congressman Darren Soto, D-Florida, in a recent interview with Cheddar, said that it is better if the CFTC regulates the digital assets in…

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European Financial Watchdogs Ask For Cryptocurrency And ICO Regulations

The EBA looks to even the playing field across the EU, while the ESMA worries about mass crypto adoption. The European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have both published reports today, January 9, calling for a European Union-wide approach to cryptocurrency and ICO regulation to help ensure investor protection….

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Here Is How You Can Buy Bitcoin Using a Bank Account

A few years have passed since Bitcoin’s launch, the world’s first ever cryptocurrency known for starting what already is one of the biggest revolutions in the financial field. During these years, a lot has happened in the cryptosphere. Hacks, attacks, ICO scams, and incredibly high volatility are all part of the crypto environment. However, despite…

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'It's Quite Cryptic': Normal People Explaining Bitcoin Shows It's Still Very Early

This video by Naomi Brockwell of ‘normies’ explaining Bitcoin reminds us there’s still a long way to go taking cryptocurrencies to the masses. Let’s be honest. Between wild price swings, sensational hash wars, Ethereum forks, 51% attacks, and bearish regulators, it’s easy to get caught up in the crypto space. And it’s equally easy to…

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Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 2 French Tobacco Stores

At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs – representing about a quarter of the registered tobacco stores in France – are expected to start offering BTC…

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A New Generation of Crypto Exchanges

The TradePlace team is aiming to build the biggest and best cryptocurrency exchange possible. Having analyzed the most popular exchanges and surveyed the trading community, they have discovered what people really want in an exchange and how today’s most popular ones fall short in many areas. TradePlace will be much more than just a place…

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XRP reaches Australia as FlashFX adopts Ripple’s cryptocurrency

In a move that has given a boost to the cryptocurrency market, Flash FX, a payment transfer platform, has announced the launch of its latest cross border payment solution using XRP that is targeted to improve the concept of foreign exchange in Australia. Nicolas Steiger, the Chief Executive Officer of FlashFX stated that: “We are…

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Venezuela Decrees Crypto Operators Must Pay Taxes in Cryptocurrencies

The Venezuelan government has published a decree requiring taxpayers with crypto operations in the country to pay their taxes in cryptocurrencies. Similarly, operators of foreign currencies must pay their taxes in those currencies. The decree states that the change is necessary for the “strengthening of the current fiscal regime.” Paying Taxes in Cryptocurrencies The Venezuelan government…

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Indian Police Arrest the Fourth Accused Person in the Cryptocurrency Project Worth over $70K | BTCMANAGER

Exactly a year after Thane security operatives crushed a scam cryptocurrency project worth five billion rupees, Delhi police have reportedly arrested another associate of the head of the scheme according to local media, The Indian Express on January 7, 2018. Scam ICO Busted Per sources close to the matter, Amit Lakhanpal, a 32-year-old Indian resident…

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Kraken tops as the Most Secured Crypto Exchange while world’s largest Cryptocurrency exchange Binance takes 34th position: Report

Individual centralized cryptocurrency exchanges have always come out to say that they are the most secure with the best security team, technicians and engineers that would ensure that their users are protected while using their sites. However, an independent body, called ICORating that helps in rating initial coin offerings and crypto projects has released a…

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How to Get a Loan in Bitcoin: Things You Need to Know

A couple of years ago, loans were something usually associated with the fiat currencies. Fast forward to our days, you can get loans in Bitcoin. Of course, like everything else that surrounds cryptocurrencies, getting a loan in Bitcoin can be a highly profitable affair, but also a very risky one. To help you determine if…

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Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Activities Involving Cryptocurrency

The Texas Department of Banking has published new guidance regarding the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies under the Texas Money Services Act. The document states that most transactions involving cryptocurrencies will not be considered a transfer of “monetary value” but the exchange of virtual currencies for fiat will likely be recognized as a “money transmission.”…

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Top Available Stablecoins in The Crypto Market

A stablecoins is a type of cryptocurrency that has its value backed by the value of other assets, such as gold or fiat currency. This new genre of cryptos has seen more and more coins appearing on the market, all of which are trying to dethrone the most known stablecoin of them all, Tether. Below, we…

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BitTorrent to launch Its Native Cryptocurrency On the Tron [TRX]’s Blockchain. Going Live On Binance Launchpad

One might not believe that one day BitTorrent will be speaking of creating its own cryptocurrency prior to its sell to Justin Sun the founder of Tron Token(TRX) by its founder, Bram Cohen who had launched his own crypto called Chia network, which he later likened as anti-bitcoin. Justin Sun bought it from its founder…

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Ethereum [ETH] overtakes XRP to become second-largest cryptocurrency on the charts

The New Year 2019 has started off with frantic movement in the cryptocurrency industry. On January 2, the first major development of the year occurred with Ethereum [ETH] overtaking XRP on the cryptocurrency charts. XRP, which had held the number 2 position for several weeks, has ceded the position to Ethereum, which has been steadily…

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Top 9 Altcoins to Watch Out for in 2019

Now it’s probably the best time to take a step back, view everything that happened in 2018, learn from the mistakes, see the patterns, and maybe think about what the next year will bring. Still, in spite of all the losses, news about hacks, FUD, and other FOMO-related actions, 2019 is promising to be an…

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While Bitcoin ‘Died’ 90 Times In 2018, There Are Almost 1000 ‘Dead’ Altcoins, Data Shows

A look at the history of cryptocurrency in 2018 has shown that Bitcoin (BTC) has risen from a “dead” designation in the media 90 times, data from industry news and information portal 99bitcoins shows. According to the site’s fabled Bitcoin Obituaries section, which tracks media claims that Bitcoin has failed, almost 100 such claims surfaced…

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South Korea Ends Year With 6 Bills to Regulate Cryptocurrency Industry

South Korea’s top financial regulator has exclusively shared with news.Bitcoin.com information about six cryptocurrency-related bills that have been submitted to the National Assembly. The most recent bill seeks to protect the rights of crypto owners and to ensure the safety and reliability of crypto transactions. Six Crypto-Related Bills South Korea’s top financial regulator, the Financial…

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