Text-Enabled BCH Payments Now Available in 35 Countries With Cointext

Cointext has announced that its bitcoin cash wallet service has just launched in the Ukraine and Italy. Cointext is now connected to 35 countries worldwide and the wallet works on any smartphone as well as basic feature phones. Also read: Simple Ledger Developers Publish Monthly Puzzle With Bitcoin Cash Treasure Cointext Connects to the Ukraine and…

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Coinbase Opens the Door to More Than 30 New Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase has announced that it plans to list over 30 cryptocurrencies, with many more to follow. In its largest listing spree to date, the California-based exchange will add dozens of cryptocurrencies in the coming months, including dai, mana and neo. Moving forward, Coinbase ultimately plans to add over 90 percent of “all compliant digital assets.”…

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The Daily: 29% of Freelancers Want to be Paid in Crypto, Asian Exchanges Fake Volume

Today’s edition of The Daily covers everything from hardware wallets to fake volume on cryptocurrency exchanges. But to kick-start proceedings, we’ve got the first report on a survey in which a surprising proportion of freelancers express an interest in being paid in cryptocurrency. Also read: Swiss Crypto Valley Association Leadership Steps Down After Governance Review US…

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Russian Marketplace Allows Users to Sell Items Priced in Cryptocurrency

A new Russian online marketplace that allows users to buy and sell goods and services priced in cryptocurrency has rapidly expanded in recent months. The Mentalmarket website has been publishing a growing number of ads in a dozen categories, from “cryptoindustry” to “real estate.”  Also read: Russian Miners Sell Their Equipment Amid Market Plunge Audis…

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G20 Leaders Declare Commitment to Regulate Crypto Assets

While some countries have taken the lead to regulate various aspects of using cryptocurrencies, many have left the matter completely up in the air. This might soon change as pressure is mounting on governments to develop standards for crypto regulations, as evident by the latest G20 meeting of top politicians from around the world. Also…

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Chatter Report: Buy Walls, Miner Anonymity and Bitcoin vs. the State

In today’s edition of Chatter Report, crypto influencers debate the importance of buy walls to support crypto prices, reason for and against miner anonymity and ponder the outcome of governments attacking bitcoin. Hodlers of Last Resort and Buy Walls Early bitcoin adopter and investor in Kraken, Trace Mayer, argues that crypto market capitalizations are important,…

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Silk Road Fake Murder Mystery May Be Solved

Rather than round up a series of stories from the deep web, this week we’re focusing on just the one. The tale, concerning Silk Road’s most enduring mystery, is so labyrinthine it warrants recounting in full. ‘Redandwhite’ Indicted in Black and White Silk Road is a saga that just won’t end. Every few months, a…

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Study263 Helps Zimbabweans Import Food Using Bitcoin

Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system. Also Read: Ivy and…

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Hash Wars: Day Two and the Anticipation for BCH Trading Platforms to Reopen

It has been close to 24 hours since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain split on Nov. 15, and the community is assessing the first day of battle. At the time of writing, both chains are still operational and the ABC chain has a 32-block lead on the SV chain. Now many BCH supporters are patiently…

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Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel For Undisclosed Figure

Bitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also…

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Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3 Million Customers

U.K. startup Revolut has announced that its customer base has surpassed three million users. The fintech platform, which has quickly become a viable online alternative to traditional banking, was established in 2015. It currently offers payment and exchange services for a growing number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Also read: Huobi Opens in Russia, Plans…

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The Daily: SEC Ramps Up Enforcement, 60% of Smart Contracts Are Dormant

In Saturday’s edition of The Daily, we take a look at the SEC’s annual report, which reveals where cryptocurrencies sit on their radar. We also consider the fate of dormant smart contracts, 60% of which have never seen use according to a new report. All that plus the reaction to Coinbase’s latest token listing, which…

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The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced that it will accept public feedback through Nov. 2 on draft rules it recently published to regulate blockchain projects, but the proposed legislation has already drawn a mixed response from distributed ledger technology (DLT) analysts. Also Read: Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company Strict Rules for DLT Users…

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Handcash Developers Launch 'Cashport', a Developer Kit for Bitcoin Cash

The creators of the Handcash wallet have released a free software developer kit (SDK) for programmers who want to leverage the Bitcoin Cash network into applications and websites. The SDK called ‘Cashport’ is an open source BCH-based micropayments system for Android operating systems and web typescript that can be integrated into a variety of services….

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Japanese Cryptocurrency Industry to Self-Regulate After Government Approval

On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Japan’s Financial Services Agency granted the cryptocurrency industry the authority to self-regulate. The approval means that the Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association, a coalition of several registered digital currency exchanges, can now set rules for operational requirements, consumer protection, prevention of money laundering and employee ethics. The association will also enforce compliance….

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Yenom Developers Propose a New BCH Payment Protocol

The developers who created the Bitcoin Cash-centric wallet Yenom have revealed the team has been working on an interesting protocol for the BCH ecosystem. On Oct. 21, Yenom developer Shun Usami published a wallet scheme called the Deep Link Payment Protocol, a communication system that allows users the ability to simply click a link on…

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The Daily: Peak Blockchain and Stablecoin Drama

Differentiating truth from fiction isn’t always easy, especially in the realm of blockchain. We’ve got distributed ledger stories both real and fanciful in this edition of The Daily, as well as hardware wallet news, an update on bitcoin futures, and the obligatory smattering of stablecoin drama. Also read: Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance…

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Scam Victim Loses Claim Against Canadian Bitcoin ATM Firm

A woman suing for 62,500 Canadian dollars ($48,125) sent to a phone scammer over a bitcoin ATM has lost her court case, local media reported. On Friday, Charlottetown Provincial Court chief judge Nancy Orr ruled that the fiat money deposited by the woman into the teller machine belonged to Instacoin ATM Canada Inc., owners of…

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The Daily: Bitcoin’s Low Volatility and High Liquidity, PwC Backs Stablecoin

To kick-start the new week, we bring you news of bitcoin hitting a record low — for volatility, not price. There’s also been an altcoin breakout ahead of an impending Coinbase listing, a new metric for ranking cryptocurrencies and an obligatory new stablecoin story. It’s all covered in Monday’s edition of The Daily. Also read: Rapper…

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Venezuela Demands Citizens Pay for Passports With Petro

Venezuelan authorities have found another way to impose the adoption of the state-issued cryptocurrency, the petro. Citizens will soon have to pay with the government-controlled digital coin if they want to obtain a travel document. Hundreds of Venezuelans are leaving the crisis-hit country every day. Also read: New Stablecoins: From Cryptopound and Metal-Backed Swiss Coin…

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