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Sunday, 11 February

22:55

CFTC Commissioner: Crypto Industry Should Regulate Itself "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

At the Yahoo Finance All-Markets Summit on February 7th, a U.S. CFTC regulator encouraged the digital currency industry to start formally regulating itself.

Brian Quintenz, a commissioner with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said that the crypto industry should form whats known as a self-regulatory organization, or SRO, similar to those that exist in other areas of the financial world, while the government tries to figure out what exactly to do about Bitcoin and over a thousand other cryptocurrencies.

I would like to use this opportunity right now to call on the investment community and the advocacy community around digital currencies to create some type of self-regulatory organization that can develop standards around cyber policies, data retention, record keeping, financial records obligations, insider trading, ethics, codes of conduct, Quintenz said during an interview at the event.

The best model for a crypto SRO is probably the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which oversees more than 4,500 brokerage firms in the U.S., setting licensing requirements, enforcing trading rules, and settling disputes. But some consumer advocates liken SROs to coyotes guarding the henhouse. For example, in the lead-up to the 2008 financial crash, FINRA and other financial-industry groups clearly failed to stop the fraud and excess that eventually threatened the entire financial system. Congress, as a result, passed strict new rules in subsequent years exactly the kind of intervention the crypto industry hopes to avoid.

Regulation is a complex issue. Many feel the true virtue of cryptocurrencies is the ability to work outside of government regulation and the complicated rules that govern most financial markets. On the other hand, some see regulation as inevitable and say its in the industrys best interest to be proactive and accept or even promote sensible regulation.

At a Senate hearing on February 6th, the heads of the CFTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) expressed both enthusiasm and alarm at the rapid rise of cryptocurrencies and associated industries. One thing the regulators pointed out was that there are no safety nets for cryptocurrency exchanges the way theres FDIC insurance for bank deposits. But they also said new forms of currency represent worthwhile financial innovation, suggesting they need to be properly regulated.

Currently, both the SEC considers cryptocurrencies to be commodities, while the CFTC has considered changing its approach. While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires that gains from cryptocurrency are also subject to federal income tax rules. States have some jurisdiction, too...

22:30

Colorado Representative Jared Polis Asks Congress to Draft Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This week, Colorado House Representative Jared Polis sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Ethics (HCE) asking the organization to put forth statutes that require government employees to declare their Bitcoin and other digital currency holdings: A Member or covered employee should report any virtual currency holding as they would report any other commodity, such as gold.

In a written petition sent to the HCE dated February 5th, Jared Polis who has been called Bitcoin-friendly argued that because cryptocurrency assets are regarded as commodities by several agencies, Congress members should follow the same financial disclosure requirements as for traditional assets. Currently, both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regard cryptocurrencies as commodities. While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires that gains from cryptocurrency are also subject to federal income tax rules.

A lot of U.S. states digital assets are considered securities or commodities, and Polis argues that U.S. politicians are already required to declare traditional assets. He says it is critical that the HCE provide this type of guidance to government employees.

Polis accepted Bitcoin for election donations in 2014, and the representative has stated in the past, I will protect bitcoin in U.S. Congress. He says that it is clear that existing statutes that require asset disclosure can easily cover digital currencies too. The representative also suggests that the HCE should look towards the guidelines already drafted by government agencies such as the CFTC, the SEC, and the IRS. In addition to commodities like gold, the U.S. Stock Act requires politicians to disclose real-time purchases and sales of stocks. Anything that exceeds over $1,000 whether it be a stock or a commodity must be declared to the public, and Polis says cryptocurrencies are no different.

Polis concludes by stating that the ever-increasing use of cryptocurrency as an alternative to traditional payments and investments necessitates Congress to take the appropriate actions. He believes a set of virtual currency disclosure guidelines will help maintain transparency and deter conflicts of interest. Financial disclosures are critical to maintaining public trust in elected officials and the integrity of Congress I look forward to working with the committee on this issue.

This proposal may reflect an acceptance of cryptocurrency by regulators; recently, Arizona and...

21:28

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in South Korea Despite Lack of Fiat Deposits "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in South Korea Despite Lack of Fiat Deposits

A number of new cryptocurrency exchanges are launching in South Korea despite being unable to provide full service due to regulatory challenges. Since the Korean government enforced the real-name system on cryptocurrency accounts, banks have only been providing fiat deposit services to the countrys four largest crypto exchanges.

Also read: Japans DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

Exchanges Undeterred by Regulations

New Crypto Exchanges Launch in South Korea Despite Lack of Fiat DepositsSouth Korean regulator talking about the real-name system.

A number of new cryptocurrency exchanges are opening in South Korea despite regulatory uncertainty and the inability to accept fiat d...

20:40

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bill Holters Commentary This is the story David referred to yesterday on our call. France & Germany Call For Global Bitcoin Clampdown February 10, 2018 Joining the chorus of regulators calling for a crackdown on cryptocurrencies, the French and German finance ministers said digital tokens could pose substantial risks for investors and potentially long-term financial... Read more

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20:15

The Siacoin Question: To Fork or Not to Fork? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post The Siacoin Question: To Fork or Not to Fork? appeared first on CCN

Forks have been a hot topic recently due to the debates that they spark, and the potential for a new digital asset to come from contentious decisions. In a recent turn of events, the Sia community has been undergoing a bit of internal debate regarding whether or not to deploy a soft-fork that would bolster Continued

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20:00

Roles of Regulators Decided in India, Rules on Bitcoin Coming Soon "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Roles of Regulators Decided in India, Rules on Bitcoin Coming Soon

India will soon have its own rules on bitcoin. The responsibilities of various regulators have been determined, a high-ranking official revealed. Relevant institutions are currently finalizing a comprehensive government policy on cryptocurrencies. Representatives of the Indian crypto community, meanwhile, have quashed fears of an imminent ban.

Also read: No Strong Case to Ban Crypto Trading, Singapore Says

Crypto Policy Being Framed

The roles of various regulators in regards to cryptocurrencies have been decided already, the Chairman of Indias Securities and Exchange Board told reporters on Saturday. Amid continuing volatility on the markets and growing concerns about investors protection, Ajay Roles of Regulators Decided in India, Rules on Bitcoin Coming SoonTyagi said the expected regulati...

19:37

Bitcoin Price Makes Little Progress This Week As Analysts Spy $10k Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Traders are warning of price resistance at $10,000 as Bitcoin makes little progress this week. #NEWS

19:32

Few Days Left to Get Whitelisted for BnkToTheFuture BFT Token Sale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BnkToTheFuture, the worlds largest online investment platform for investing in FinTech, Bitcoin and Blockchain companies has been facilitating investments in Bitcoin and Blockchain companies with securities law in mind since before ICOs were born. The platform has so far witnessed investments worth over US$270mln from over 50,000 global professional investors who are very much interested in funding the future of finance and technology. Through BnkToTheFuture, they are investing in the equity of the most valuable FinTech, Blockchain and Bitcoin companies.

Their next challenge for the platform aims to develop a marketplace for trading securities tokens on their compliance-driven platform.  The BFT token sale is now whitelisting for their main sale for those that want to use the BF Token on their new due diligence and investor relations portal. After being whitelisted, members can purchase the BF tokens during its public sale starting February 16, 2018.

Whats so special about BF Token Team?

BnkToTheFuture started investing in the equity of entities some of which have become the most valuable companies in their respective verticals. Some of the familiar companies on the list include the likes of Kraken, BitFinex, ShapeShift, BitStamp and over 100 others. The company has been the early backer of a number of early tokens like Ethereum, MaidSafe, Storj and various other early ICOs or token sales.

The experienced BnkToTheFuture team stayed ahead of regulations, registration and licensing requirements while the rest of the players are sensing the pressure of regulatory enforcement actions. The token is designed to unlock priority access to deals for qualifying members of their platform as well as open up a new due diligence and BFT rewards platform for those that wish to be involved in improving deal selection, due diligence and investor relations with the goal of creating a more transparent market for securities tokens.

Get Whitelisted Now

If you want to participate in the BF token sale, starting from February 16, 2018, you must get whitelisted by 10pm UTC on February 13, 2018. Only whitelisted purchasers are able to take part in the BFT main sale.

How to Get Whitelisted?

Users can get their ETH address whitelisted...

19:30

PR: Marketing Cloud Lydian Announces New Investment from Prolific Blockchain Investor, Chris Rouland and Announcement of New Advisors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Marketing Cloud Lydian Adds New Advisers

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Lydian announced it has obtained a new investment and add two new advisors to its advisory board. Chris Rouland, a serial entrepreneur the founder of Endgame, Bastille Networks and most recently Phosphorus, a prolific blockchain investor, veteran in information security, and holder of a dozen patents related to Cyber Security, has joined Lydian as an investor and advisor. Ageesen Sri, a popular figure in the cryptocurrency community having over six years of experience in the cryptocurrency/blockchain ecosystem has also become a part of the Lydian team.

These individuals are joining Lydian as they share the vision of the product and the value proposition of the Company within the ecosystem. With the Lydian tokens, individuals and companies will be able to purchase A.I. driven, targeted digital marketing that are far more effective in generating an ROI.

The mission behind Lydian and The Whisper Network will have tremendous impact on organizations and ecosystems that rely on digital marketing capabilities to bring their products and services to the mainstream, noted Ageesen Sri, I am confident that the team and their backgrounds will be instrumental in changing the way this industry interacts with and utilizes marketing technologies and innovations built using the Lydian blockchain enabled platforms.

Lydian helps brands with digital marketing and engages their ideal audiences, across multiple platforms in a way that combines big data, A.I. and automation for optimized results.

This additional blockchain investment to the ICO further validates the immense possibilities of the Whisper Network Protocol behind Lydian. The Whisper Network, will use one of its applications, MonaChain to reduce ad fraud. Ad fraud will likely exceed $50 billion by 2025, se...

19:19

Ted-Jan Bloemen: Olympic Speed Skater Lands Cryptocurrency Sponsorship "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Getting paid in Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies makes sense for a lot of people; freelancers tend to benefit from this new form of money. In the sports industry, it seems there is far less interest in cryptocurrency right now. Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen is a clear exception in this regard. His new sponsorship with ONG Social ensures he gets paid in the native digital currency. Bloemen is also competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics, which makes this deal even more intriguing.

Bringing cryptocurrency to the masses will not be easy whatsoever. Most people simply dont care enough about this new form of money. It is rather surprising to find out one of the Winter Olympics speed skaters is a different breed in this regard. Ted-Jan Bloemen seems merit in digital currencies, partially thanks to a one-year sponsorship with ONG Social. This project is a social network and cryptocurrency community packaged into one.

An Interesting Choice by Ted-Jan Bloemen

Moreover, Bloemen will share his Pyeongchang journey on ONG Social as well. He is also appearing in a VR experience on CEEK VR, another platform which sponsors him during this journey. In exchange for these participations, Bloemen will be paid in cryptocurrency. This correlation between traditional sports and digital currencies creates an interesting precedent. Athletes can elevate VR and new social platforms to new heights just by being present.

CEEK VR CEO Mary Spio comments as follows:

Bloemens support for cutting-edge technologies is reflective of his proclivity for pushing the boundaries. We believe Virtual Reality isnt just great for our audience (Ceekers) but will ultimately be used for training and maximizing player performance and potential.

Unlike what people may expect, Bloemen isnt too worried about the volatility of digital currency. He is not getting paid in Bitcoin or any of the other major currencies. Instead, it seems ONG Social has its own currency. At the time of writing, we do not know how many coins the Canadian speed skater will receive exactly. All things considered, this is a fun and exciting partnership for all parties involved. Whether or not cryptocurrency has a bright future ahead in the sports industry, remains to be seen.

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19:03

Liberty Links 1/11/18 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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19:00

Gibraltar To Introduce Worlds First ICO Regulations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Gibraltar will introduce the worlds first ICO regulations in the following weeks, reacting to the growing numbers of token sales. #NEWS

18:53

What Are Stablecoins and Why Are They Poised to Impact the Crypto-Economy? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post What Are Stablecoins and Why Are They Poised to Impact the Crypto-Economy? appeared first on CCN

While the notion of a non-volatile, price-stable cryptocurrency is often bandied about in economic literature, there are numerous organizational and algorithmic roadblocks associated with this technology. Stablecoins, as they are called by the greater blockchain community, are digital tokens (much like Bitcoin and Litecoin) that are intended to provide measurable stability and security. According to Continued

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18:39

Is the Wabi Team Over-Streched? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Is the Wabi Team Over-Streched? appeared first on CCN

Recently, there has been a lot of hype surrounding cryptos newest utility darling, Wabi. According to the white paper, Wabi is a digital cryptocurrency which supports Walimais anticounterfeit system and is backed by sales of products. Walimai, in turn, is a company founded in 2014 in the wake of counterfeit infant formula scandal which left Continued

The post Is the Wabi Team Over-Streched? appeared first on CCN

18:30

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin Anonymous

Bitcoins latest fork is just weeks away and this ones a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block sizes, Bitcoin private (BTCP) is adding zk-Snarks. The privacy enhancing feature is best known for its use in the Z family of coins including zcash, zclassic, and zencash. Thats not surprising given that the fork is being instigated by Rhett Creighton, who is simultaneously forking bitcoin and zclassic on February 28 to create BTCP which will then be available to holders of both coins.

Also read: U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines

The Quest to Make Bitcoin Private Again

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin AnonymousLike all forks, bitcoin private is not without its controversies. Bitcoins underlying code hasnt changed greatly over the years, but the ability of law enforcement, the IRS, and other busybodies to scrutinize blockchain activity has. Whereas once bitcoin could be used on the deep web and elsewhere with a reasonable assumption of privacy, doing so today is fraught with risks. The rise of privacy coins such as monero is a direct response to this gradual ero...

18:15

China Blocking Bitcoin? While Russians Use Super Computer To Mine Cryptos (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

China Blocking Bitcoin? While Russians Use Super Computer To Mine Cryptos Video We Are Change In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange talks with Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media about the latest news in cryptocurrency and bitcoin. One...

The post China Blocking Bitcoin? While Russians Use Super Computer To Mine Cryptos (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:04

Fraudulent Bitstrade Platform Gets Cease And Desist Order From New Jersey Regulators "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitstrades operations have been deemed to be violating laws by New Jersey, where regulators called it fraudulent. #NEWS

17:25

A Pair of British Entrepreneurs Sold 50 Luxury Flats For Bitcoin In Dubai "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

UK entrepreneurs and partners Michelle Mone and Douglas Barrowman have sold 50 flats for Bitcoin. The property on offer is located in the luxurious Aston Plaza and Residences development in Dubai. #NEWS

17:23

Cyberinsurance Providers are Coming for Cryptocurrency Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Cyberinsurance Providers are Coming for Cryptocurrency Exchanges appeared first on CCN

2017 was one of the worst years for hacking on record. Weve seen reports of unsolicited miner-ware installations generating millions of dollars worth of Monero, Coinchecks breach result in close to half a billion dollars in losses, ICO phishing scams, and much more. This cycle has repeated itself ever since Mt. Gox was breached in 2011. As anyone Continued

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17:05

Crypto Jobs? Where We're Going We Won't Need Jobs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Yes, blockchain entrepreneurs should try to make work more rewarding for employees. But thats just a baby step on the road we're on.

16:35

Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japan Cracks Down on Overseas ICO Agency Operating Without a License

The Japanese financial regulator will be issuing its first warning since the legalization of cryptocurrencies as a method of payment in Japan. An overseas initial coin offering agency has reportedly been attracting Japanese investors without a license, repeatedly ignoring the agencys advice to cease operating in the country.

Also read: Japans DMM Bitcoin Exchange Opens for Business With 7 Cryptocurrencies

FSAs Warning

Japans Financial Service Agency (FSA) will issue a warning to an unregistered initial coin offering (ICO) agency, which has been conducting business in Japan without a license, Nikkei reported. The news outlet elaborated:

The warning will be issued to Blockchain Laboratory, based in Macau. The agency has decided the companys activities could cause investors to incur losses. The FSA will work with the police and the Consumer Affairs Agency to bring criminal charges if the company fails to respond to the warning.

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16:21

Im Quite a Fan Of Government Regulation: Interview With Yobie Benjamin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

How to define an ICO huckster? How was the first year of Blockchain in Davos? We asked Yobie Benjamin. #INTERVIEW

16:03

Colored Bitcoin Exchange Coinprism is Shutting Down "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Users on the Coinprism platform have until March 31 to withdraw funds and redirect them to another wallet or export private keys. Dublin-based Coinprism, a wallet service founded in 2014 as an early blockchain startup, is closing down, according to an alert on the companys website. Both the Coinprism block explorer and the Coinprism API will Continued

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15:59

Binance Vs. McAfee: Hack Rumors Controversy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Binance resumes cryptocurrency trading, says image released by McAfee was fake. #ANALYSIS

15:45

Prices Aside, Crypto's Tech Stack Is Steadily Improving "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The crypto industry may be struggling to move past all the emphasis on price alone  but tangible progress is being made on the technology today.

14:51

Harvard Geneticist Launches DNA-Fueled Blockchain Startup "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Harvard Geneticist Launches DNA-Fueled Blockchain Startup appeared first on CCN

Nebula Genomics will have its own coin and go head to head with Ancestry.com and Google-backed 23andMe. George Church, a professor at Harvard and MIT, is taking a different tack than his genetics testing rivals. Hes developed a token-fueled system on the blockchain that monetizes DNA to incentivize members to participate in genome sequencing. It keeps Continued

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11:33

Russian Engineers Caught Using State Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Russian Engineers Caught Using State Supercomputer to Mine Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

Employees of the Russian Nuclear Center in Sarov have been caught using the facilitys supercomputer to mine Bitcoin. The two engineers managed to connect the offline machine to the internet, applying its vast computational power to the Bitcoin network. However, it appears to pair did not get far. The RFNC-VNIIEF press-service announced that the operation Continued

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11:30

PR: Revain Token Gets Listed on OKEx "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Revain Token Gets Listed on OKEx

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Moscow, Russian Federation

Revain is delighted to announce that its token just got listed on one of the worlds largest cryptocurrency exchanges OKEx. We were working closely with the OKEx team in the past few weeks to finally make it happen. For Revain, OKEx will represent the largest exchange by any metric including trading volume and audience size. As everywhere else, you can find Revains symbol on OKEx exchange as R. Trading has already started.

About Revain

Revain is aimed to revolutionize online reviews using blockchain technology. Its platform is designed for accumulating authentic user reviews on projects and startups that have concluded their crowdfunding / ICO stage. The platform is bringing to life the service that will finally allow businesses to receive detailed and genuine feedback about their projects, while users will get access to other peoples experience with ICOs and share their own insights as well. The platform will be aggregating information on token dynamics and major milestones in startups development.

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11:03

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow Who Influenced Assange & Snowden Dead at 70 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

John Perry Barlow is dead. Your unacknowledged soulmate, he was what everyone would call an internet pioneer, understanding early cyberspaces potential. During his varied and colorful life, he collected many friends, among them Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Bob Weir, John F. Kennedy Jr., Timothy Leary, and Vice President Al Gore. His A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace is at once an angry, defiant, hopeful document, and is mandatory inclusion in anthologies covering what we understand as the nets birth.   

Also read: In Defiance of Trump Admin, Berkeley Considers Cryptocurrency

Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlows Legacy Is This Obituary

The sincerity and marrow of the man reaches to his sentences [.] Cut these words, and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive, wrote Emerson of French Renaissance philosopher Michel de Montaigne. Such praise leaps out in demand of an update to our age, and Mr. Barlows words are best read aloud to get a sense of those mid-19th lauds.

Governments of the Industrial...

11:00

Allure of Excessive Return Does Not Have to Mean You Lose 100% of Your Investment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The exponential growth in crypto markets, especially over the course of 2017, means that even the mainstream media is now covering various events and biggest market announcements. Some of the highlights include the crackdown of crypto trading by various governments, widespread criticism of Bitcoin by financial community (although that has since changed somewhat), the introduction of Bitcoin futures market and the volatility of returns of Bitcoin and other products. The price swings are not for the fainthearted and while the allure of excessive returns drive more and more people to the market, this volatility is becoming hard to rein in, especially as the ICO market matures.

Even though choosing a crypto asset to invest in is not difficult enough, investing in a currency is made more complex by numerous warnings by pundits that a lot of cryptocurrencies are either fraudulent or do not deliver any value to people buying tokens. Late last year, Joseph Lubin, co-founder of Ethereum, said that many of the sales are used to back high-quality projects, but there have been a lot of copycat projects where people copy all the same materials (and) dont intend to deliver any value to the people buying the tokens. While another prolific name in crypto space, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, pointed out that a lot of whats happening in the ICO market is actually fraud, and I think that will (eventually) stop, while also adding that many investors are now suing token issuers.

But it is not just fraud that crypto investors are afraid of given the digital nature of the asset class, hacking is also considered to be one of the biggest threats. Most recently, a Japanese exchange has lost $530 million in cryptocurrency because of hacking. In this case, the worst outcome has been averted by the exchange which said it would return about 46.3 billion yen or $425 million of the virtual money it lost to hackers. However, other cases did not end so well.

However, the team behind Escroco has filled the gap in the marketplace with an innovative product that aims to connect investors with borrowers in a way that lowers risk and maximizes profit. One of the key parts of the project is the insurance product. This covers the loss of an investor in the case of borrowers exiting from the market, irrespective of whether this was caused by bankruptcy or by fraudulent activities. While the loss prevention...

08:30

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis Can BTC/USD Break This? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price rose this past week and moved above the $8,000 level against the US Dollar.
  • There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with current resistance at $8,200 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX).
  • The pair has to move above the trend line resistance and $8,900 to gain further upside momentum.

Bitcoin price recovered nicely this past week above $7,000 against the US Dollar. However, BTC/USD is currently facing resistance and is correcting lower towards $7,100.

Bitcoin Price Trend and Resistance

There was a slow and steady upside move above $6,500 bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The price managed to move above a couple of important resistance levels such as $7,000 and $8,000. However, the upside move was protected by a major resistance at $8.900. BTC price failed to move above the $8,900 and $9,000 resistance levels, and started a downside move.

More importantly, there is a crucial bearish trend line forming with current resistance at $8,200 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair. The trend line resistance acted as a monster barrier near $8,900 and prevented further gains. The pair is currently correcting lower and it has moved below $8,100. Moreover, the price declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $5,816 low to $8,941 high. It seems like the price may correct further lower towards the $7,400 level.

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis BTC USD

The most important support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $5,816 low to $8,941 high. On the upside, the price has to move above the trend line and resistance at $8,200 to gain upside momentum. On the downside supports are $7,400, $7,200 and $7,100.

Looking at the technical indicators:              

4-hours MACD The MACD is currently reducing its bullish slope.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI has just moved below the 50 level, which is a negative sign.

Majo...

08:10

US: Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments In Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Arizona residents may soon be able to pay taxes in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. #NEWS

07:59

Cryptocurrency Market Records Minor Correction as Bitcoin and Ethereum Fall 10% "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post Cryptocurrency Market Records Minor Correction as Bitcoin and Ethereum Fall 10% appeared first on CCN

Within merely 24 hours after recording massive gains and peaking at $450 billion, the cryptocurrency market has fallen, recording a minor correction. Major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Bitcoin Cash all fell by over 10 percent. Bitcoin and Ethereum Fall 10% As CCN noted in yesterdays report, in periods of extreme volatility, the vast Continued

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07:00

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH/USD to Correct Lower? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price climbed higher this past week above the $880 level before facing sellers against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $860 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX).
  • The pair is currently correcting higher and it may correct further towards the $740 and $720 levels.

Ethereum price started a decent upside move against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD is currently correcting lower since it struggling to break the $890-900 levels.

Ethereum Price Trend

This past week, there was a good start to a new upside wave in ETH price above the $700 level against the US Dollar. The price made good ground and it was able to move above the $750 and $800 levels. However, the price struggled to move above the $880-900 resistance levels. It faced a strong sell zone near the $895-900 levels, which ignited a downside correction.

More importantly, there is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $860 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD. The pair recently failed to move above the trend line and declined below $850. It has breached the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $553 low to $897 high. The current trend is a bit bearish with signs of sellers around the $850-860 levels. On the downside, there is a major support near the $740 level. Moreover, the 50% Fib retracement level of the last wave from the $553 low to $897 high is near $725.

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH USD

Therefore, the $725-740 zone is a decent support and the price may find bids near the stated levels. Below the mentioned $725, the price may once again come under bearish pressure. On the upside, the price has to close above $860 and $890 to gain upside momentum.

4-hours MACD The MACD is currently moving lower in the bullish zone.

4-hours RSI The RSI has moved below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $725

Major Resistance Level $860

 

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06:04

The Transitional Flight to Quality "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

QUESTION: Hey Martin,  My question is: is there an influence of the Dow at this moment on the cryptocurrency market and the precious metal market? As you say, gold is not ready yet Will the possible correction of the Dow play the confidence game and scare a lot of markets off?

ANSWER: Yes. With Dow declining, we are failing to see a rally in cryptocurrency or gold and the long-touted flight to quality is not unfolding as most have expected.

When Equities typically decline, people run to the government bonds, and this we call the Flight to Quality. Others have touted that gold would soar when the stock market crashes. That too has not unfolded. Others have forecast that the dollar will collapse when the stock market crashes. Hm, even the Euro has declined.

What nobody seems to be talking about is what happens when the crisis is confined to government? Is that when gold rises? But then what about stocks? When CONFIDENCE collapses in government, the Flight to Quality becomes the opposite of tradition sell equities and buy bonds. Even when gold was rising moving up into 1980, bonds were declining.

So what is going on this time? We are in the midst of the Transition from the confidence in government to the private sector but nobody seems to understand what is unfolding. This is why we are getting mixed signals and strange relationships.

People will invest in the private sector and sell government bonds, smelling a default in the wind.We are more than likely going to get the first kneejerk reaction, where equities will DECLINE and people will rush into government bonds, even with negative yields. This should create the final bubble top in debt, and then it will reverse in a Flash Crash type move. Traditional people will buy bonds and lose a fortune. Others will sell their stocks at the lows and jump on short positions. This will set the stage for a crazy period that comes around every so often, measured in hundreds of years.

 

 

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00009 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.10 AUD
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 0.84 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00012 BTC
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Arizona Senate Passes Bill To Allow Tax Payments In Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Senate Bill 1091, which intends to enable cryptocurrencies for tax payment, was introduced Jan. 10, 2018 and passed by the Senate Finance Committee by a 4-3 vote on Jan. 24. On Feb. 8, the Senate passed the bill by a 16-13 margin, with one no-vote. The bill has now been sent to Arizonas House of Representatives.

05:28

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH/USD Facing Crucial Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price made a nice upside move this past week and traded above $1,100 against the US Dollar.
  • At the moment, the BCH/USD pair is attempting to settle below a major bullish trend line with support at $1,200 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from SimpleFX).
  • The pair may correct lower in the short term towards the $1,120 and $1,080 levels.

Bitcoin cash price surged higher before facing sellers near $1,375 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is currently correcting lower and it could retest the $1,080 support.

Bitcoin Cash Price Upside Hurdle

This past week, there was a sharp upside move initiated in bitcoin cash price from the $980 swing low against the US Dollar. The price climbed above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $1,764 high to $748 low. The upside move was strong as the price was able to move above the $1,000 and $1,200 resistance levels.

There was even a break above the 50% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $1,764 high to $748 low. However, the upside move was protected by the $1,375-80 levels and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). Furthermore, the price failed to move above the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last major decline from the $1,764 high to $748 low. At the moment, the price is correcting lower and is trading below the $1,250 level. More importantly, the BCH/USD pair is attempting to settle below a major bullish trend line with support at $1,200 on the 4-hours chart.

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH USD

If the pair settles below the $1,180 level, it could decline further. The most important support and buy zone on the downside is around the $1,080 level.

Looking at the technical indicators:

4-hours MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is currently reducing its bullish slope.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTC/USD is just around the 50 level.

Major Support Level $1,080

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05:17

Credit Card Companies Spooked by Crypto Scams "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

As crypto becomes more popular the number of cyber criminals looking for some easy pickings will increase. Online scams are nothing new but the nature of cryptocurrencies means that those without the technical expertise will be additionally vulnerable. Banks and credit card issuers have acknowledged this which may be the reason behind their buying blockade.

Recently Bloomberg reported that the major players such as JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, and Bank of America declined crypto purchasing as company executives analyzed ways that customers could get scammed. Officially JP Morgans stance is that people may not pay back their credit card debts if the crypto markets fall and they lose out.

ICO Worry

Initial coin offerings, which made $3.7 billion last year, were at the top of the list of concerns. To raise money startups sell tokens at big discounts usually for Ether. A number of bogus ICOs have been reported recently and the fear is that clients will get burnt if they do not research them properly. It can often take days for tokens to be issued and cardholders can dispute the charges causing further problems.

Most major exchanges eschew the tokens but some ICOs still allow credit card purchases. Facebook, which has been a hotbed of scams, recently banned ICO advertising but this has not stopped individuals using the platform to peddle their fraudulent token sales.  Kodak warned potential investors last week that phony websites and Facebook accounts are promoting and even claiming to already be selling their planned digital token, Kodakcoin.

Card confidence

Another concern is that fraudsters can open a credit card account with a stolen identity. Using the new card the scammer would be able to accumulate a stash of cryptocurrency and tokens. Genuine credit card buyers are not worried as theyre not using their own funds, one user who bought Bitcoin at the top posted;

Am I worried? No. I bought it on my credit card through Coinbase and had planned the repayments would be paid out of Bitcoin profits. First payment due in a couple of weeks and I believe we will start to rise up before then.

Coinbase has recently introduced a cash advance fee for credit card usage which effectively adds a 10% tariff to all crypto purchases. In a blog post the company said;

Banks and credit card issuers may now add cash advance fees to purchases of digital currency. Customers will notice this listed as a separate line item on their credit card statement....

04:45

Stock Market Sell-Off Continues! This Isnt Over Yet Markets Churning Wildly (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Stock Market Sell-Off Continues! This Isnt Over Yet Markets Churning Wildly Video Silver Report In this report I go over the technical picture for the dollar, gold, silver, bonds and bitcoin. I also look closely at the technical picture...

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04:31

BCH Wallet Handcash Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BCH Wallet 'Handcash' Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC Transactions

On Saturday, February 10 a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet was announced called, Handcash, an SPV client that enables Near Field Communication transactions. The wallets initial release is still in beta form but is available to download for experimentation on all compatible Android devices.

Also read: Trading Tip `the Wall Disappearing Premiums Signal Bearish Mid-Term Outlook

Handcash the NFC Bitcoin Cash Wallet

BCH Wallet 'Handcash' Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC TransactionsA team of developers launched a new wallet called Handcash; a bitcoin cash client for Android phones. At the moment the platform is still in its beta form but the wallet focuses on ease of use and has a few unique features. One aspect is the wallets ability to complete Near Field Communication (NFC) payments in a matter of seconds. The feature effectively resembles handing someone some cash, hence the name Handcash says the wallet developers. Anyone can make in-person payments with NFC without having to ask for a specific ad...

04:15

The list of current or soon to be ICOd gold backed cryptocurrencies is now at 31 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The list of current or soon to be ICOd gold backed cryptocurrencies is now at 31 by Ken Schortgen, Jr. The Daily Economist TDC Note Please see our exclusive interview with London Paul discussing this issue in great detail...

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02:11

Bitcoin is Under-Owned Among Institutional Investors says Dan Morehead "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin

The CEO and founder of Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, recently told media that bitcoin is under-owned by institutional investors despite high demand for cryptocurrency exposure. Mr. Morehead also predicted bitcoin to produce bullish price movements in coming weeks.

Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Start Forming a Well Defined Uptrend

Pantera Bullish on Bitcoin

Bitcoin In a recent interview with CNBC, the Pantera Capital founder appeared unfazed by the recent crash in the cryptocurrency markets, stating Were certainly aware its a very speculative market, adding, Its volatile on the upside. It can be volatile on the downside.

Mr. Morehead predicts that the price of bitcoin will begin to recover in coming...

00:30

Caught Infraud: Thailand Police Seize 100,000 Bitcoins From Darknet Marketplace "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Darknet users are in the crosshairs of law enforcement agencies worldwide. That situation is no different in Thailand, where a lot of criminals tend to go on holiday. One of the biggest darknet kingpins has been arrested by a large team of police officers. Sergey Medvedev, the co-founder of Infraud, also had over 100,000 bitcoins seized in the process. It is another big blow to the darknet industry, yet a big victory for law enforcement.

For those unfamiliar with Infraud, it is one of the biggest online crime bazaars to date. Services and products offered range from stolen identities to credit cards and skimming devices. This particular service is operated by several individuals at this time. One of those owners goes by the name of Sergey Medvedev, who was arrested in Thailand this week. It is unclear if Medvedev is the actual main operator of Infraud at this time. Even so, he is one of the many wanted cybercriminals in the world today.

Infraud Operator Faces US Extradition

With his arrest taking place, it will be interesting to see what happens to Infraud. It seems local officials seized 29 electronic items from Medvedev in a raid on his home in Bangkok. Additionally, the darknet markets servers have also been seized by the law enforcement agency. They now control all of the financial assets linked to this forum, including all Bitcoin balances. More specifically, the police have taken custody of just over 100,000 bitcoins in the process.

It is unclear what will happen with the seized money, though. This Bitcoin balance represents close to $850m worth of funds at current prices. It is evident selling off such a large quantity of currency will not be easy. In the past US-based law enforcement agencies held auctions to sell off seized cryptocurrency balances. It is possible, the Thailand law enforcement agents will have to take a similar course of action.

The arrest of Medvedev is the result of an international collaboration. More specifically, the local authorities worked together with their US counterparts. After an extensive surveillance period, the arrest was made without any problem. It is possible Medvedev will be extradited to the United States in the months to come. Another dozen Infraud suspects have been arrested in the past two weeks as well. The global crackdown on darknet activity is still in full effect, while Thailand reportedly plans on tightening r...

00:05

U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure Guidelines "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This week Colorado House Representative Jared Polis sent a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Ethics asking the organization to propose statutes that require government employees to declare their bitcoin and digital currency holdings.

Also Read: Indias Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors

House Representative Jared Polis: Government Employees Should Report Any Virtual Currency Holdings

U.S. Lawmaker Wants Ethics Committee to Form Bitcoin Disclosure GuidelinesU.S. bureaucrats are ramping up efforts to try and regulate the decentralized currency bitcoin and the slew of other cryptocurrencies that exist. On February 5, the House Representative Jared Polis who is known as bitcoin-friendly, submitted a request that urg...

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23:15

Meet the worlds next central banker: Mark Zuckerberg "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Meet the worlds next central banker: Mark Zuckerberg by Simon Black Sovereign Man Within the last week, Facebook announced a ban on all advertisements about bitcoin, initial coin offerings and other cryptocurrencies. Facebook (along with Google) virtually controls Internet...

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22:57

Bitstrade Hit With Cease and Desist by New Jersey Watchdog "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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New Jerseys Attorney General says the online bitcoin investment platform has been fraudulently selling unregistered securities in the state. The New Jersey Bureau of Securities, a division of AG Gurbir S. Grewals office, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bitstrade, effective immediately, alleging that the company is in violation of the States Uniform Securities Law Continued

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22:34

The City of Berkeley, California Considers Doing Cryptocurrency ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The City of Berkeley, California Considers Doing Cryptocurrency ICO

The famed hub of American 1960s radicalism and counterculture, Berkeley, California is at it again. Dormant for a few years, the US presidency of Donald Trump has awoken defiant spirits, as the city challenges administration policy over everything from immigration to taxation. One tool of resistance under consideration is an initial coin offering in creation of the citys very own token.

Also read: Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners

In Defiance of Trump Admin, Berkeley Considers Its Own Cryptocurrency

Berkeley city council member Ben Bartlett stressed, Berkeley is the center of the resistance, and for the resistance to work, it must have a coin. The resistance he spoke of has to do with the Trump administration, and its singling out of the local university over campus speech issues, along with threatening to defund Sanctuary Cities which decriminalize illegal immigrants, of which Berkeley is considered a leader.

The coin would be floated as a kind of municipal bond at first, targeted through an initial coin offering (ICO) aimed at funding housing for the citys homeless. Mr. Bartlett continued, Youre looking at a disaster. We thought wed pull together the experts and find a way to finance [affordable housing] ourselves.

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22:30

Reddit Strikes Again: Female Bitcoin App Developer Gets Terrorized "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Internet can be a very hostile place first and foremost. Especially where social media is concerned, conversations can turn extremely vile in the blink of an eye. Reddit, the so-called frontage of the Internet, is also a cesspool in some regards. A female teenager got verbally abused over a Bitcoin application. No one believed she is the original developer of the Crypto Price Tracker application, simply because she is 16 years old. The truth is very different, as Harshita Arora earned a prestigious internship to build powerful applications.

It is not uncommon for teenagers to create cryptocurrency-related applications. Any effort made in this regard needs to be applauded first and foremost. This is especially true when females start to show an interest in Bitcoin and other similar currencies. In the case of Harshita Arora, her first experience with a Bitcoin application has not been overly positive. In fact, it seems all of Reddit decided to chew her out because of this particular application.

Reddit Turns Against Aspiring Female Bitcoin Coder

Cryptocurrency price tracking applications are rather popular these days. A lot of people want to keep close tabs on how the markets are evolving at all times. It is unclear why a portion of the Reddit community turned their negative attention to Harshitas application. While her application works just fine, people simply didnt buy her story in the slightest. No one believes a 16-year-old female can build a cryptocurrency price tracking application, for some reason.

Some comments even went as far as stating how she isnt a 16-year-old girl at all. Instead, the app is perceived as a massive scam by an unidentified male to sell the application as much as possible. With so much attention for this app on Reddit, it is certainly possible a fair few sales have been generated in the process. Things did not end there either by any means. Harshita receives a lot of threats ranging from rape warnings to hateful emails and even the plagiarization comment. All of her hard work is not appreciated by Redditors, for some reason.

A self-taught app designer such as Harshita Arora deserves a lot of respect. Amateur coders are more than welcome in the world of cryptocurrency right now. This industry is not exactly popular among females, let alone female coders. Harshita Arora has a major internship at Salesforce on her resume. She also took part in an MIT summer program, which provides a valuable learning experience. Her Crypto Price Tracker all for...

22:20

Get Your Drugs on Time: Budbo Introduces the First Cannabis Blockchain Supply Chain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The cannabis industry has cropped up at a rapid pace in US states that have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. Over 2,000 marijuana dispensaries carrying over 300 different strains of cannabis now operate across the United States. Despite over $50 billion in annual sales, the market that functioned as an underground pot economy until only recently operates more like a chiefing stoner, inhaling all the good stuff and not passing it around.  

A highly fragmented legalized marijuana market has developed. Although all but a handful of states have legalized marijuana use for medical and recreational use, the patchwork of rules and regulations across states has created an inefficient market. The illegal status of marijuana on the federal level creates more supply chain blockages since the transport, sale, and distribution of marijuana is illegal.

Streamlining this fragmented business on the blockchain could be the best market high the marijuana industry has experienced. The blockchain digital ledger system could help the industry transcend borders by conducting the cannabis business on the more accountable, efficient and transparent digital ledger system.

From Seed to Sale

A more efficient blockchain supply chain would move sales away from the higher risk street market where product quality and unknown ingredients are a risk, to the dispensing market. Budbo, a cannabis data analytics provider, estimates over 121,000 dispensaries will be needed to supply the 11 million people making at least one cannabis purchase a month. To accommodate this growth, by developing the cannabis industrys first blockchain supply chain solution, Budbo plans on streamlining the cannabis supply chain from the grower to the end user.


Budbo has helped streamline the rapidly growing cannabis industry by improving the buyer-seller interface. Its legacy product is a mobile app that allows buyers to identify cannabis products by their preferenc...

22:13

Investing in Bitcoins Is It Worth It? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

You may have already tested plenty of investment options: capital market, mutual funds, government investments etc. Investing time and money into business can be troubling, but what about moving entirely into the digital environment? Is it worth it to get a loan in order to invest money into bitcoin? Virtual currency has lately been extraordinarily popular, and it is being used in a lot of sectors as the main payment system. This article is meant to answer the most asked question related to this topic: is it worth to invest into bitcoin? Read the pieces of information below and all your uncertainties will be gone in minutes.

What is a bitcoin?

Bitcoin (BTC) is a type of electronic currency, also called cryptocurrency, which is developed by people and companies all around the world. What one needs to understand about cryptocurrency is the fact that it has no physical form. The bitcoin network is not controlled by anyone or anything, but the users who are buying or selling.

What benefits investing in bitcoin has?

  • It can be a way of earning money there are big chances to lose money at the same time, so it is all about your capability of understanding how the system works
  • You can buy certain products and services using only bitcoins
  • They are present in all parts of the world
  • The system is transparent and neutral, so it cannot be changed by anyone
  • The payments can be made 24/7 because bitcoins are not related to banks in any way

Can you lose money?

The answer is yes, you can lose money while investing into bitcoins. This is the reason why you will have to be very convinced of your winning rate, especially if you get a loan just for this purpose. You can lose money in a very short period of time, keeping in mind that the price of a bitcoin fluctuates terribly from one day to another. The system is not pyramidal, and it relies on your ability to analyze the fluctuations that occur with time. You will have to understand how it works and invest in bitcoin at the most appropriate time. If you are not doing so, you are going to risk a large amount of money. This happens especially when investors rush in making a certain decision.

Does its price fluctuate?

Yes, the price does fluctuate. Investing in bitcoin is risky. The cryptocurrency market is very volatile. One year the bitcoin can cost a few dollars, it can go up to $1000 the next month and drop back to its initial amount a while after. If you are an active type of investor, you can make monthly purchases and sale of bitcoins, which can result in...

21:51

First Impressions form the ASUS Mining P104 4G GPU "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We are still left with the impressions that when it comes to mining GPUs manufacturers still want to cut on costs and they often do it the wrong way around by messing the things they should not. Typical for ASUS we see a warranty sticker on one of the main screws holding the GPU cooler, but be calm, the board is with just 3 months warranty, so after that you are free to remove it and clean the cooling solution, change the thermal grease or do whatever you want with it.

21:45

Zaaica Coin, Disrupting the Crypto Payment Ecosystem with Its Own Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Zaaica, a decentralized, secured and smart payment platform developed to operate on its own blockchain presents itself as a unique project in the industry. The platform, powered by Zaaica Coin, intends to promote mass adoption by capturing more than 2.2 billion smartphone users. The potential users and investors of the platform are seeking to harness Zaaicas platform for making quick microtransactions and rapid currency transfers. The most promising feature that makes Zaaica Coin different from others and one of its kind, is the tokens own specialized blockchain.

About Zaaica Coin

Zaaica is a cryptocurrency or altcoin, based on its own blockchain. At present, Bitcoin is the major force dominating the market characterized by the rising technologies coming along. Zaaica is yet another revolution in the industry since it assures investors quick and impressive returns typical of a token sale of a tangible product, and an opportunity to be the early adopter of this innovative technology. Zaaica is pioneering the creation of the first digital coin that offers a simplistic solution to mobile users.

Zaaicas purpose-built blockchain is optimized to enable economical microtransactions and currency transfers. Users are able to trade Zaaica Coins (ZIC) on all major exchanges, besides Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether. ZIC blends all Zaaica platforms through Zaaica Wallet its own wallet service, enabling the social trading of virtual goods, stocks and cryptocurrencies.

 How it works?

Zaaica is an open-API ecosystem, handling an increasing number of providers in the worlds most regulated and sensitive markets. With an increasing number of connected brokers, providers and publishers, the ecosystem is growing faster. The platform will add P2P component to the services it provides to expand into one of the fastest growing and biggest markets globally with Switex. Zaaica not only offers cryptocurrencies trading but also a completely functional infrastructure around blockchain, letting every potential investor trade financial instruments and virtual goods in a safer way.

What are its salient features?

At Zaaica, users can create their own private blockchain launched by third party businesses. These blockchains are personalized to cater their needs and are highly secured on Zaaica blockchain. Zaaica Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) lets developers test and deploy bespoke blockchain apps in the cloud, make custom blockchain implementation as per their needs and access it through APIs.

Zaaica is the platform for hosting and consultation for the decentralized apps (Dapps) on Ethereum blockchain, a novel approach to traditional smart contracts. Zaaica brings one-click provisioning of other blockchai...

21:29

Germany & France Order Global Bitcoin Ban "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Germany and France have ordered a complete global ban on cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, in order to maintain long-term financial stability. In a letter to G20 finance ministers signed by French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire [...]

21:00

Nuclear Engineers Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrency Using Government Supercomputer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russian Nuclear Engineers Arrested for Secrectly Mining Cryptocurrencies

Russian nuclear scientists working at a top-secret nuclear center have been arrested for allegedly using the centers computer facilities for the purpose of mining cryptocurrencies.

Also Read: Russias Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For Crypto 

 Russian Nuclear Engineers Arrested for Secrectly Mining Cryptocurrencies

Russian Nuclear Engineers Arrested for Secrectly Mining CryptocurrenciesEngineers working for the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics at the Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov have been arrested for using the power of a supercomputer to mine cryptocurrencies. The Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov is a restricted area, with the Soviet Unions first nuclear weapon having been developed at the facility.

It has been reported that the engineers commandeered...

20:55

Crypto Unlikely To Disappear, Says Internal Report Attributed To J.P. Morgan "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

J.P. Morgan delivers positive forecasts for crypto in an executive summary on cryptocurrency attributed to the company #NEWS

20:40

French, German Finance Officials Call for Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The post French, German Finance Officials Call for Global Crackdown On Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN

German and French finance officials want the G20, an international group of financial officials, to take action to prevent cryptocurrencies from undermining global financial stability and creating risks for investors, according to a recent letter to G20 members. The officials Bruno Le Maire, Frances Minister of the Economy; Peter Altmaier, acting German Finance Minister; Continued

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20:10

SEC Refuses Request For Information On Disputed Tezos ICO In Ongoing Lawsuit "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SEC denies request for info on Tezos in lawsuit against the controversial company #NEWS

20:00

Trading Tip `the Wall Disappearing Premiums Signal Bearish Mid-Term Outlook "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Trading Tip `The Wall - Bitcoin's Beta and the Bear Market

Up until now, bitcoin has largely been behaving as an uncorrelated asset. This got a lot of people excited, categorizing bitcoin as a future digital gold or a safe haven asset. The worst thing about this recent dip in price ($5,873, GDAX) was not the decrease in the price itself. Much more daunting for bitcoin, was that the price dip coincided with the dip of the US stock market.

Also read: Trading Tip `The Wall I Was Wrong

Bitcoin and the Bear Market

Trading Tip `The Wall - Bitcoin's Beta and the Bear Market

This chart shows the Dow Jones Industrial Average overlaying the bitcoin price (red line). A large part of bitcoins value proposition to institutional investors is that bitcoin potentially carries low or negative beta. Thats finance speak for an asset having low or an inverse correlation with the market as a whole (e.g. the S&P 500).

Asset managers like assets with low or negative beta. Asset managers performance is constantly being measured against the stock market indices. If the assets they manage are correlated, its hard for them to outperform the market. Thats why its very important for bitcoin to not dip when the stock market does. But it did.

Why?

In December, I wrote the following:

The perception of bitcoin as an uncorrelated asset may be the most important driver in why W...

19:30

PR: Luxure Global Citizen Statement Luxury Rewards Platform for the Worlds Most Prestigious Brands "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Luxure Global Citizen Statement - Luxury Rewards Platform

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

In 2017, Luxure Global Citizen identified the incredible potential of creating its own
Cryptocurrency based on a bespoke business model and structure.

Luxure Global Citizen saw the Cryptocurrency as something that would be complementary to its core business in two ways: Accepting the digital currency as form of payment against luxury goods & products and offering valued members a 5% reward in the Luxure Global Citizen digital currency.

Luxure Global Citizen was approached by Populous World Ltd with an offer to create a Cryptocurrency in return for 10% of the invoices to be filtered through the Populous invoicing platform.

Luxure Global Citizen came to an agreement with Populous World Ltd but made the decision to terminate this arrangement with immediate effect from February 1st 2018.

Luxure Global Citizen has retained experts in this field to build its own Cryptocurrency internally. For information and updates, please visit the new website which is launched on February 9th 2018, URL here: www.luxureglobalcitizen.com

Luxure Global Citizen sympathises with those who have been affected by the unauthorised Populous World Ltd announcement of September 2017.

As a result of this inconvenience, Luxure Global Citizen will offer all those affected our forthcoming LGC-Coin at the initial private sale in the coming weeks. This is a goodwill gesture from Luxure Global Citizen and the date of this private sale will be announced via email.

Should any affected party wish to participate in the initial private sale of the LGC-Coin please contact Luxure Global Citizen directly with proof of your purchase with Populous World Ltd via the aforementioned website.

ENDS

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19:19

BitGrail Exchange Asks Devs of Stolen Coin To Alter Ledger To Cover Losses "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After 17 mln Nano was reportedly hacked from Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail, its owner asked Nanos developers to alter the coins ledger to cover losses. #NEWS

19:12

Cryptocurrency Market Steadily Rebounds, Surpasses $450 Billion Valuation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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At last, after a week-long correction, the cryptocurrency market surpassed $450 billion in valuation, for the first time since February 4. While the market has been steadily recovering, it still isnt ready to initiate strong rallies. Steady Recovery On February 10, when the market valuation of all cryptocurrencies in the market combined achieved $458 billion, Continued

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19:07

France and Germany Urge Discussions on Crypto Policy at G20 Summit "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

High ranking officials from France and Germany have issued a letter urging the finance officials of other nations to discuss the regulatory implications of cryptocurrencies at the upcoming G20 Summit.

Also Read: Indias Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors

Leaders Call for Trans-Boundary Action Against Cryptocurrencies

France and Germany Urge Discussions on Crypto Policy at G20 SummitThe letter is authored by the French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, Peter Altmaier of the German Ministry of Finance, French central bank governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau, and the president of the German Federal Bank, Jens Weidmann.

The document emphasizes the need for a transnational regulatory approach in order to enforce cryptocurrency policy, urging finance officials to discuss issues relating to cryptocurrency policy and enforcement at the upcoming G20 Summit. The letter also called for a report by the International Monetary Fund into the potential implicatio...

19:00

Blockchain Cannabis Social Network Aims to Put an End to Online Cannabis Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Despite growing calls for legalization across the globe and in the US, many marijuana users and businesses are regularly targeted by large media organizations and subject to discrimination based on outdated and misguided anti-marijuana laws.

At Smoke Network we offer a solution for marijuana users and business in the form of a decentralized social network for cannabis users based on our extensive experience launching our own successful cannabis brand on popular social media platforms.

Traditional social media applications and outlets which, due to their centralized nature, are easily targetable by federal authorities who may seek to take down content or pages in order to enforce anti-marijuana laws. Smoke Network will store content on an immutable blockchain which cant be tampered with even by organizations as powerful and far-reaching as the federal government.  Even legal marijuana operations have been targeted by governments in the past, forcing legal marijuana businesses to lose hundreds of man hours and revenue for no reason.

The Smoke DApp will run on the upcoming EOS blockchain featuring a DPoS consensus protocol capable of scaling to thousands of transactions per second. Above and beyond the ability to have content that is uncensorable, running on the blockchain has the additional benefits of allowing users to earn cryptocurrency for their contributions to the network. The entire social network will be incentivized for both content producers and content curators, a huge contrast to the self-interested social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter who are primarily interested in generating advertising revenue for themselves.

In addition to social networking, the short-term goals of the network include the addition of strain reviews and dispensary reviews to the platform. Unlike traditional strain and dispensary review sites, Smoke Network users will also have the ability to earn cryptocurrency for their knowledge and contributions on the best strains and local dispensary spots.

After successful pre-ICO held in 2017, the Smoke team is back with a revised...

18:30

Bow Down: China Overtakes The U.S. "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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** PROFITS UPDATE: Todays letter focuses on the monumental shift in global growth and the inflationary pressures now felt on raw commodities: Gold is above $1,340, zinc trades at 10-year highs, palladium is soaring, and silver is taking big steps, but before you begin reading, I wanted to update on Stratis (STRAT), the under-the-radar cryptocurrency []

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18:25

Perfect Entry Point: My No.1 Crypto 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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The entire cryptocurrency arena is under fire right now. Its a war zone out there. Many people throughout 2017 were cocky and pretentious enough to start comparing Bitcoin to gold. I vividly remember how many declared death on precious metals, deeming them unmodern. Wealth Research Group views the word cryptocurrency as misleading, like I told RT []

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18:20

Volatile tokens: French and German finance ministers warn against Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Joining the chorus of regulators calling for a crackdown on cryptocurrencies, the French and German finance ministers said digital tokens "could pose substantial risks for investors" and potentially long-term financial stability. In a letter to fellow G20 finance ministers - signed by French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire and his interim German counterpart Peter Altmaier, along with the heads of the two countries' central banks - they said that cryptocurrencies currently have "limited" implications for global financial stability. "Given the fast increase in the capitalization of tokens and the emergence of new financial instruments" based on them, "these developments should be closely monitored," the ministers said. Cryptocurrencies "are currently largely mislabeled as 'currencies' in the media and on the internet," they said, adding that a "lack of clarity" about the nature of tokens "can only fuel speculation."

18:04

Legendary Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Shuns Bitcoin, Blames Himself "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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The activist investor wont go near bitcoin for three reasons. Carl Icahn in an interview with CNBC expressed his distaste for cryptocurrencies, calling them ridiculous, but unlike others who were quick to write digital coins off, he admitted that in this case, the problem may lie with him. In true curmudgeon style coupled with a Continued

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18:00

7 Trends Shaping the Evolving ICO Economy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Regulators may be talking more about ICOs, but the technology is advancing anyway. Here's 7 ways it could change in the weeks and months ahead.

17:40

DNAinfo to Become Block Club Chicago With Immense Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A few months after Chicago news specialist DNAinfos website was taken offline, Chicago journalists came together to form Block Club Chicago. The site is boosted by blockchain and supported by subscriptions. The Kickstarter event for Block Club Chicago was launched at 8 a.m. ET, on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Within 24 hours, the club had []

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17:09

Local Currencieswhat works; what doesnt? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Local Currencieswhat works; what doesnt?
By Thomas H. Greco, Jr.

Community  currencies, and mutual credit clearing exchanges are key elements in the emergence of a new economic paradigm. These approaches to enabling the exchange of value are not entirely new, they have a long and varied history, but their enormous potential and possibilities have become widely recognized only within the past three or four decades. This is largely the result of increasing disillusionment with conventional money and banking systems, the emergence of Bitcoin and other non-governmental, non-bank currencies, and the growing interest in decentralized, peer-to-peer approaches in all realms of human activity.

The latest wave of exchange alternatives has seen the emergence over the past few decades of scores of commercial trade or barter exchanges, and hundreds, if not thousands of local currencies. The scores of commercial trade exchanges that have  been operating in many countries around the world for the past four or five decades enable moneyless trading among their business members, and collectively clear tens of billions of dollars worth of trades annually. Their success provides the strongest proof of the viability of decentralized, non-governmental, non-bank, moneyless exchange options.[i]

On the other hand, the plethora of local and community currencies that have popped-up all over the world have not been so encouraging. The avowed purpose of local currencies has generally been to keep money circulating locally instead of leaking out of the community. It is hoped that by keeping exchange media circulating within the local community, the vitality of the local economy will be enhanced and local businesses will be better able to compete with large global corporations and merchandising chains.

That is well and good, but it misses the main point of what ails our communities, and our world. It is the very nature of the dominant political money system that is problematic. So, localization is not the end in itself, but the necessary means to an end, which is personal re-empowerment and freedom; community resilience, sustainability, and self-determination; and the revitalization of democratic governance. Community currencies and exchange systems provide an essential tool kit for achieving those goals but they need to be designed in such a way as to make people less dependent upon political money and banks. So long as we remain harnessed to the dominant money and banking regime, there will be little chance of significant improvement in the human condition, in fact, the trend has been exactly opposite. .  Read the full article or...

17:00

The Satoshi Revolution Chapter 5: ICOs Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit? (Part 2) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

ICOs - Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit?

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations.
Section 2 : The Moral Imperative of Privacy
Chapter 5: Implementing Crypto Privacy
by Wendy McElroy

ICOs: Peril or Menace or Expression of Satoshi Spirit? (Chapter 5, Part 2)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Crypto advocates differ dramatically on the impact of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). They are a valuable dynamic that financed Ethereums smart contract; they are a blank cheque for scammers; they give government a wedge with which to separate cryptocurrency from freedom. The damnable thing is that all the assessments may be correct.

What does this have to do with privacy? In my opinion, current ICOs are regulation bait. The bad behavior of some ICOs and the recent hacks of others provide the perfect justification for governments to clamp down, not only on ICOs but, perhaps, on all cryptocurrency. Just as centralized exchanges are becoming quasi-banks, which are the trusted third parties Satoshi reviled the most, ICOs could come to resemble securities or private equities. In some places, that process is underway. The regulation gives government access to additional funds, of course, but it also provides detailed information on every investor. It nationalizes another bastion of free-market finance.


What is an ICO?

An ICO is a type of crowdfunding or crowdsale for startups, which allows them to generate capital while bypassing the restrictive requirements and costs...

16:48

Worthless: Research Firm Levels Kodak ICO With Withering Indictment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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At CCN we have been following the Kodak story a once monolithic print photography company that has struggled to adapt to the digital world. The announcement that the brand was turning to blockchain with KODAKCoin, which aims to protect photographers digital rights utilizing immutable distributed ledger technology, swept through the crypto space. Despite the Continued

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16:27

NY Fed Economists: Advanced Economies May Not Need Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NY Fed economists discuss how crypto solves problems of trust, but are skeptical of its mainstream adoption as a currency. #NEWS

16:15

DJ Gareth Emery Wants to Be Crypto Rich (For a Cause) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

DJ Gareth Emery has no problem selling out shows. Will he have the same success launching an ICO for his new crypto asset?

15:44

JPMorgan: Bitcoin Must Evolve, Blockchains Not a Threat "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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It may surprise some people to learn that JPMorgan Chase is invested in the blockchain. Umar Farooq, a banker turned blockchain leader at JPMorgan, discussed how the bank is using the blockchain and didnt shy away from bitcoin. He was speaking at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit for Crypto in New York earlier this week. He spoke Continued

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15:23

Ledger X President: $50K Bitcoin Bet Saw a $1M Premium the Same Day "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ledger X President: $50K Bitcoin Bet Saw a $1M Premium the Same Day

Last year on December 22 a firm purchased a $1 million dollar options trade on the Ledger X platform that wagered the BTC/USD market price will be $50,000 by the last month of 2018. This week Juthica Chou, the president of Ledger X chatted with Jared Blikre at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summits cryptocurrency presentations and explained to the audience how the bitcoin trade was settled for a premium.

Also Read: Coincheck Announces JPY Withdrawals Will Resume Next Week

The Mysterious Bet Placed Last December That Wagered Bitcoin Will Touch $50K By the End of 2018

Last year after the price of BTC hit the $19K region on December 16, the cryptocurrencys value started tumbling downwards and touched the $15K zone just before the holidays. On December 22 a company surprised a lot of people when they purchased a Ledger X futures contract betting the price of bitcoin would be $50,000 by the last month of 2018. An individual familiar with the matter told the publication Business Insider that the $1 million bet on bitcoin was placed by a firm called Blocktower Capital. Blocktower is a well-known hedge fund that has 175 startups under its belt, and was founded by Ari Paul a former executive at Susquehanna. After the Ledger X sale was executed Paul tweeted...

14:48

Is Puerto Rico Crypto Tax Paradise? - Expert Take "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Should you expect the tax authorities to sit back and watch, rather than trying to take a piece of cryptocurrency sales for themselves? #EXPERT_TAKE

14:34

Law to Legalize Crypto Mining Introduced in Armenia "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Law to Legalize Crypto Mining Introduced in Armenia

Armenia may soon follow in the footsteps of countries like Belarus in regards to crypto regulation. Newly proposed legislation provides the basis for legalizing and regulating cryptocurrency mining in the country. Tax exemptions and other incentives will be offered to miners. If the draft law is adopted, businesses will be able to operate mining facilities without any licensing. This will indirectly legalize cryptocurrency transactions.   

Also read: Another Post-Soviet Jurisdiction Welcomes Crypto Miners

Time to Move with the Times

The bill to regulate the mining of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has been introduced in the parliament in Yerevan. If Armenian lawmakers vote for the new legislation, their country will become the second member-state of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to demonstrate positive attitude towards the crypto sector. Belarus has already taken steps in that direction legalizing cryptocurrencies, regulating ICOs, and exempting miners from taxation.

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14:33

Is Darknet Done With Bitcoin? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The members of the Darknet Markets have become disappointed with Bitcoin. #ANALYSIS

14:32

Zap: Developers Release Lightning Network Beta Wallet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Developer Jack Mallers has announced that Lightning Network wallet Zap is ready for testnet use with its Beta release on Monday. The project has been open-source since its inception, but the release of Zap aims to make transacting on the Lightning Network easier for the average user. To gain an understanding of how easy it Continued

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13:55

Bitcoin Sets Six-Day High Above $9K (Then Dips Again) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of bitcoin clocked a six-day high above $9,000 Saturday as the crypto markets continued to show signs of regained poise.

13:06

Blockchain Technology Officially Enters the Oil and Gas Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Oil and gas companies can rejoice, as Ethereum-powered blockchain technology is officially being adopted into a major industry. The oil and gas industry is generally considered slow to change, however, since the oil glut that drove prices to record lows starting in 2014, hydrocarbon companies have been adapting at a rapid pace to survive. Separate Continued

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13:00

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitgrail Suspends Operations After Losing $170 Million of Nano "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitgrail Closes After Losing $170 Million of Nano

Bitgrail, an exchange whose primary purpose was to facilitate the trading of nano, has folded after losing 17 million XRB, valued at around $170 million. The Italian exchange had been offline for weeks, and its customers feared the worst. Today, its operator Francesco The Bomber confirmed the bad news, which gained short shrift from the Nano community. Many believe Bitgrails owner to have exit scammed, taking with him almost 13% of the total circulating supply.

Also read: Russias Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For Crypto

A Big Heist for Tiny Nano

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitgrail Closes After Losing $170 Million of NanoUp until December of last year, nano then going under the name of raiblocks was little more than another aspiring altcoin hoping to make it to the big league. Its promise of fast transactions and zero fees had some of the more diligent Twitter traders interested, but even they were astonished by the moon mission XRB suddenly embarked on. At the start of Decemb...

12:00

Betrium Launches Worldwide Bookmaker and Betting Exchange Demo Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The gambling industry witnesses active participation of millions of users across the world. Things are set to become much better with the emergence of ICOs, which brings several improvements in this sector. Betrium, the worlds first decentralized betting exchange, has announced the release of its first-party decentralized betting service demo platform both for betting exchanges and bookkeepers.

Addressing the Industry Challenges

The demo platform of Betrium has been developed to tackle the downsides of online betting and gambling industry, including slow bet processing, heavy commissions and the need for payment options. In addition, the betting industry is lagging in this digital era as it is not accessible to the entire international community. The lack of ready APIs for developers has created a pressing need for extensive coding to make any significant changes in the form of cryptocurrency integration to existing solutions.

Though these challenges result in a bad user-experience, there are still millions of users looking for capitalizing on this growth-oriented market. Event organizers, e-sport streamers, and small sports leagues are also in need of a platform to develop their own betting events.

Being the Sponsor

The Betrium team has already made remarkable efforts to establish the platforms presence in the global gambling and betting arena. Betrium has been the sponsor of Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo on 24H Series race in Dubai.

The company was also the official sponsor of the TNABC conference, which took place in Miami on 17-19th January, where Max Suvorov, the CEO at Betrium, spoke and presented the project.

Betrium is also the sponsor of the racing car on the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East race in Abu Dhabi, held on 2nd of February 2018.

Betriums Partnership with Sports Media

The team at Betrium is also making efforts for the platforms marketing and promotion by partnering with some of the leading sports media in the industry. In this view, Betrium has recently roped in VAVEL.com, a sports media having more than 35 million visits every day, as its media partner.

The Advisor Board at Betrium

Betrium is privileged to have some of the finest and renowned industry advisors who are playing a great role in the development and promotion of the entire ecosystem.  Sam Taheri, a professional GT and NASCAR pilot, became an advisor and sports representative of Betrium. He will represent the project in the worldwide racing community and attract sports audience to the Betrium. Watch...

11:55

Indias Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

India's Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors

Indias Income Tax Department recently announced that it has issued notices to 100,000 cryptocurrency investors. The announcement came in light of government surveys into the operations of multiple leading Indian exchanges that have revealed widespread tax evasion on the part of Indias cryptocurrency traders.

Also Read: Indias Finance Minister Confirms Crypto Not Recognized as Legal Tender, Media Panics

Indian Cryptocurrency Investors Accused of Tax Evasion

India's Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto InvestorsIndias Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chairman, Mr. Sushil Chanda, recently told reports that the countrys Income Tax Department has issued approximately 100,000 notices to cryptocurrency investors.

People who have made investments [in cryptocurrency] and have not declared income while filing taxes and have not paid tax on the profit earned by investing, we...

11:30

PR: Dr. Moe Levin Joins Advisory Committee at Energy Platform 4NEW "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dr. Moe Levin Advices Energy Platform 4NEW

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LONDON With energy consumption of each bitcoin transaction equal to 17.5 U.S households daily consumption as of January 31, 2018, sustainability and feasibility of cryptocurrencies has been fiercely debated by both proponents and skeptics alike.

4NEWs elegant and efficient end to end solution, figuratively, enables blockchain to have its own battery pack with global and scalable ramifications. In an environment where conventional power providers are shrugging away from crypto mining operators as witnessed earlier this week by Bitmain. Additionally, Chinese power plants are also scathing away from crypto mining operations amid regulatory pressures. Given the lack of options to sustain crypto mining globally, one company, 4NEW, has decided to usher in a new era for cryptocurrencies by providing all its power output to crypto-mining farms.

The 4NEW business model is entirely disrupting the traditional utilities company, which is bogged by bureaucracy and governmental roadblocks. Mr. Saransh Sharma, CEO of Mirach Capital Group commented Its important to note that 4NEWs launch of the KWATT Coin last year is literally placing the power in the hands of the people. 4NEW is not an exchange claiming to be backed by energy units produced and supplied by others. 4NEW is the producer of energy and therefore, we generate the electricity, that we own and consequently can use to embed the coin with. Our model removes all middle men from the equation.

4NEW is anticipated to complete the installation of its first plant in June 2018; 6 months earlier than previously anticipated. This lead time certainly enables 4NEW to maintain a first mover advantage towards standardizing transaction fees. This standardization of fees will not only enable cryptocurrencies to usher in a new era of mainstream utilization amidst volatile markets but also sustain global scalability.

To guide 4NEW through these unchartered territories Dr. Moe Levin has been announced as the most recent addition to the noteworthy advisory board. Dr. Moe Levin is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of...

11:26

$170 Million: Cryptocurrency Exchange BitGrail Looses 17 million Nano (XRB) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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BitGrail was the fifth most popular exchange for XRB trading according to Coinmarketcap, however the volume has now been amended to zero. With a market valuation today of $10 per XRB, the to, al loss is estimated to be $170m. The Nano Core team were informed by the owner of BitGrail, Francesco The Bomber Firano

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10:35

Russians held for 'mining bitcoin' at top nuclear lab "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"


Engineers at Russia's top nuclear research facility have been detained after they attempted to mine bitcoin on its computers, Russian news agencies reported Friday. ... are subject to travel restrictions. Vladimir Putin visited the nuclear research centre in 2012 while campaigning for president. ...

10:29

New Reports Shine a Spotlight on Tethers Legal Status "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

New Reports Shine a Spotlight on Tethers Legal Status

Rarely a week passes when Tether, the company responsible for issuing the USD-pegged cryptocurrency of the same, isnt in the news. In the last 24 hours, two separate reports into the status of Tether and its USDT tokens have been published, one examining its legal status and the other exploring its blockchain. Meanwhile, Upbit exchange has reassured its customers that in the event of USDT being withdrawn, it will guarantee all deposits in USD.

Also read: Hong Kong Cracks Down on Securities Tokens 7 Crypto Exchanges Targeted

Tether Faces a Twin Attack

New Reports Shine a Spotlight on Tethers Legal StatusNicholas Weaver

Nicholas Weaver is a computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley. On Thursday, he published a piece...

10:00

When Bitcoin Prices Dump Salty Buttcoiners Pop Bottles of Champagne "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

When Bitcoin Prices Dump Buttcoiners Pop Bottles of Champagne

Over the past few weeks, bitcoin markets have slid from the near $20K price region all the way down to $6K territory and theres one crowd who is loving it every time bitcoins value dumps. The group called Buttcoiners stem from the Reddit forum /r/buttcoin, and anytime something bad happens to bitcoin this band of proud internet trolls celebrate.

Also Read: Besides the Meme Jokes Crypto-Enthusiasts Are Actually Buying Lamborghinis

Over 18,000 Shills

When Bitcoin Prices Dump Buttcoiners Pop Bottles of ChampagneThe Reddit forum /r/buttcoin has been around for years now trolling bitcoin enthusiasts anytime the community receives negative news. Buttcoiners have a Twitter handle, a Buttcoin Foundation, and a very popular subreddit. Since bitcoins meteoric rise in 2017 and the subsequent price decline in...

07:44

Morning Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: the leader is Tron "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

FOMO Moments

 

Things are looking brighter during the Asian trading session this weekend. Bitcoin has done better than hold the pivotal $8k level, it has risen to just under $9,000. As usual the movements of Bitcoin are mirrored in the altcoin charts and most of them are trading higher this morning. The leading altcoin however is one that has taken a lot of flak recently. But with a 53% jump in less than 24 hours Tron is on a flyer at the moment.

Social media has been vicious to Tron and its founder. For some reason this altcoin has hit a nerve with the Facebook fanboys that have been bleating on about it for some weeks. It has probably suffered a greater FUD attack than any other cryptocurrency out there, with the possible exception of Verge, and this may be due to the huge attack of FOMO causing the coin to spike from virtually nothing to $0.25 on January 5.

Since then it has been on a downward slide with all other altcoins. Today however Tron is over 50% higher than its trading price the same time yesterday. Currently trading at $0.054 TRX has seen the largest upward movement in the top 25 altcoins this morning. Founder Justin Sun is very active on Twitter where he posts almost weekly updates about partnerships with small Chinese companies. The entertainments based altcoin could easily reach its previous all-time high if a bigger partnership gets announced.

TRX is predominantly traded on Binance which has over half the total volume. Its market cap is $3.6 billion which ranks it as the 16th most popular altcoin. $480 million has been traded in the past 24 hours, largely in South Korea. Other altcoins enjoying big jumps today are Ripple, Cardano, Stellar and Lisk.

More on Tron can be found here:  https://tron.network/enindex.html

FOMO Moments is a section that takes a daily look at the top 25 altcoins during the Asian trading session and analyses the best performing one, looking for trends and fundamentals. 

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07:39

Altcoin Analysis: NEO, EOS, LTC, NEM and Lumens "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

There is a clear stochastic buy signal turning from deep the oversold territory in NEO, LTC, Lumens, NEM and EOS/USD charts and this of course means buyers are now entering the trade.

If this momentum amounts to something, then we expect prices-especially in LTC/USD to surge past $170 as buyers look to buy at every low.

Lets have a look at these charts:

XLM/USD

alt coin XLM/USD Technical analysisXLMUSD Daily Chart for February 10, 2018

From yesterdays Lumens price action, we can see that bulls were actively pushing prices higher and that is an awesome development.

Now, what we need is for this weeks candlestick to end up strongly and that means buyers must close above our buy triggers at set at $0.55 or the key Fibonacci retracement line at 61.8%.

In fact momentum wise, we expect that to happen now that momentum is shifting from oversold territory with a clear buy signal after yesterdays bullish candlestick.

If that happens, then on February 11, buyers can begin buying on any retracement in their lower time frame of choice of which I recommend the 1 or 4HR charts.

XEM/USD

alt coin XEM/USD Technical analysisXEMUSD Daily Chart for February 10, 2018

Now, our buy triggers are now active and...

07:34

Bosch Invests in IOTA, Outlines Blockchain Plans "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Robert Bosch Venture Capital is investing in IOTA. The firm is also joining the networks advisory board. Digging In Deep With Data Bosch is a 131-year-old company, yet its on the cutting edge of crypto and IOTAs tangle-style platform. Clearly, the firm desires to go deeper into data rather than stick to its old business

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06:30

Meet Bitcoins New Rock Star; CFTCs J. Christopher Giancarlo "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoins New Rock Star, J. Christopher Giancarlo

A strange thing happened on the way to the decentralized digital currency revolution: a cop a regulator seems to have salvaged bitcoins giant crash. Less than 24 hours after a 65 percent drop in bitcoins price, hysteria from all corners, no less than one man, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chair, J. Christopher Giancarlo, brought the couch-fainting, pearl-clutching community hope.  

Also read: Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners

Bitcoin Hero, J. Christopher Giancarlo

No one in the ecosystem was excited that two of bitcoins main regulators, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and CFTC chairs were headed up to the United States Senate for a hearing in front of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. At issue was the future of regulation, and as luck would have it crypto had taken a giant dump and the US stock market dropped as well a day before. Politicians love to throw themselves between a crisis, and it being an election year, a perfect storm for headlines...

06:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00009 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.05 AUD
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 0.84 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00012 BTC
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05:10

Russia Arrests Nuclear Scientists for Mining Bitcoin With Top-Secret Supercomputer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mining Bitcoin(ZHE)  It looks like Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to pay his nuclear scientists more. As the BBC reported Friday, the Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russias most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoin. There has been an unsanctioned attempt []

04:00

Bitcoins Volatility Is a Feature, Not a Bug "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoins Death is Not the End of the World

Another suicide has made its way to media scrutiny, and crypto markets plummeting was promptly highlighted as the ultimate cause. Its time to consider our mental health as investors in light of bitcoins infamous feature volatility.

Also read: Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners 

Bitcoins Death Is Not the End of the World

Dear Reader, perhaps youre considering a jump into the bitcoin investing pool. The waters, while choppy, seem warm and inviting. They are in a lot of ways. Prior to laying down any significant sums, its right and good to help you orient yourself for whats ahead. First, youre valued. Thats right. For decentralized currencies to work, we have to have a strange kind of faith in your being rational an actor enough to expand the network, either as an investor, hodler, or through development and mining aspects. You dont have to be a good person necessarily, but you do have to possess at least slivers of our ethos, finding value in a trustless, borderless, payment system and currency. And that you do makes you valuable.

Contrary to portrayals in the media or government schooling textbooks, freer markets, quasi-anarchic systems such as bitcoin and crypto arent looking to gain at your demise. Just the opposite is true, in fact: everyone needs you to thrive, to do well. The more pe...

02:15

Russian Nuclear Scientists Connect Airgapped Supercomputer to Internet to Mine Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

*har* Via: BBC: Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russias most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say. The Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, is a restricted area. The centres press []

02:00

Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover

Myetherwallet, the webs most popular client-side ethereum interface, has announced a surprise rebrand. The service will henceforth be known as Mycrypto following an acrimonious split. The sudden move took one half of the Myetherwallet team by surprise, who claims the Twitter handle was changed without knowledge or permission of MEWs founder. It has also emerged that a lawsuit was filed in December, with one party alleging that the other failed to allow them to inspect the companys books. It now looks like there will be two competing brands moving forward, Myetherwallet and Mycrypto.

Also read: Bitcoin Couture Makes Its Debut at New York Fashion Week

Myetherwallet Hard Forks

Myetherwallet Relaunches as Mycrypto Following a Hostile Twitter Takeover Mycryptos Taylor Monahan

On Thursday evening, the Myetherwallet Twitter account announced to its 77,000 followers that it had rebranded as Mycrypto and had a new Twitter handle to match. There was just one problem: founder Taylor Monahan doesnt seem to have told her co-founder ...

02:00

CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse: Cryptocurrencies are Bad Currencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, has stated that he doesnt consider XRP, Bitcoin, Ether, or any other major digital token as currencies. He elaborated his position to Yahoo Finance at their All Markets Summit on Cryptocurrency which was held on Wednesday. The six-hour event was streamed online and sponsored by CoinDesk. The aim of the meet was to examine the growing interest in digital currency and the technology behind it.

A wide spectrum of companies involved in cryptocurrency and blockchain were represented at the summit. These included Blockchain, the digital wallet company, BitPesa, a payments processing firm focusing on Africa, and Chain, a private blockchain initiative being developed for banks.

Another project that has been targeting banks is, of course, Ripple. The idea behind their XRP token is to facilitate faster cross-border payments for traditional centres of finance. The XRP token had an amazing 2017 with its price rising over 32,000%. However, Brad Garlinghouse is uneasy about the title that his token and others have taken:

I dont call this cryptocurrency Its not currency. I cant go to Starbucks or Amazon and useand you know, somebody inevitably will be like, Well, I have one example where I bought something with a bitcoin. And then I usually say, Well, did you do a second transaction? Its not actually a currency. These are digital assets. If the asset solves a real problem for a real customer, then therell be value in the asset.

However, the Ripple CEO overlooks the fact that there are loads of examples of people using cryptocurrency to buy something and even more of people using an alternative item or token not typically defined as a currency to make a purchase. Whats more, in the UK I cant use dollars in my local off license. Does that mean dollars are not a currency? Of course it doesnt. There is no universal currency. In fact, certain cryptocurrencies are the closest we as a race of people have come to having a currency without borders. Just because people arent encouraged to get rid of Bitcoins through centrally managed inflation as soon as they get them doesnt make it any less of a currency.

For Garlinghouse, digital assets only have value if the asset solves a problem in the business world. They dont have value as a day-to-day currency. However, this again overlooks the fact that a $20 note has zero utility other than the fact that people widely agree that it is useful as a medium of exchange. Gold too has some practical applications in electronics but these are limited. By and large, the perceived value of gold far outweighs its actual usefulness. The value of gold and pa...

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, Feb. 09 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Strong climb despite alleged increasing correlation with the stock markets. #PRICE_ANALYSIS

01:00

Suicide Hotline Opens in Moscow for Cryptocurrency Traders "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

One of the golden rules of investing in anything is not to sink more money into it than you can afford to lose. This has never been more important than it is with cryptocurrency. The huge price volatility and lack of historical precedent within the market makes it a potentially dangerous space for those unfamiliar with high risk investments. After the enormous run up in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies seen last year, and the subsequent correction in recent weeks, a Moscow-based company known as Blockchain Fund have opened a hotline to help those dealing with large losses. RT News even suggest that swings like the movement in Bitcoin from $20,000 to $6,000 in early 2018 could prompt a spate of mass suicides.

Elena Pikhovkina, a psychologist who works on the hotline spoke with Russian news source Life.ru about the initiative:

Some people are in a panic, they dont understand what is happening. At first everything was so good in this market, and now it has faced such changes First of all, I will get acquainted with people in my work, listen to their stories and then give advice on how to calm down and recover. It is very important so that a person does not do anything stupid.

Pikhovkina has learned to deal with those affected by large financial loss through first hand experience. She worked with many who lost money in 2014 when the euro and dollar rates jumped suddenly against the ruble.

There have already been reported cases of suicide occurring because of misplaced investments in the cryptocurrency space. This week, Youtube channel World Crypto Network reported of a case in which an investor had decided to take their own life following the recent price correction. In another example, a post of Reddits Bitcoin pages last month details the story of a 29-year-old who had sold his cryptocurrency prior to the huge price run up. According to the victims brother, the man in question sold or lost around 15,000 BTC just before the dramatic price increase. He told the forum:

As the price took off in late 2013-early 2014 you could tell he was distraught over it and became increasingly withdrawn from family and friends If I had missed out on $50M I might have killed myself too. I cant imagine what my brother must have been feeling...

00:34

Russias Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russias Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For Crypto

Russias largest bank, the state-controlled Sberbank, has reiterated that it is not mining cryptocurrencies. However, the bank says that it has often caught its employees crypto mining using the banks equipment.

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Sberbank Claims Its Not Mining Crypto

Russias Largest Bank Caught Employees Mining For CryptoThe state-controlled Sberbank is the largest bank in Russia and the third largest in Europe. The bank is in possession of a large quantity of graphics cards that can be used for cryptocurrency mining. The banks senior vice president, Alexander Vedyakhin, apologized publicly in November of last year for causing a shortage of these cards in the Russian market, as news.Bitcoin.com previously reported.

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00:17

Hong Kong Regulators Send Warnings to Non-Compliant Cryptocurrency Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hong Kong Regulators Send Warnings to Non-Compliant Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Regulators in Hong Kong have issued a strict warning to exchanges doing business with Chinese customers about trading tokens deemed as securities.

In an announcement today, Hong Kongs Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said it has sent letters to seven Hong Kong exchanges and firms attempting to fundraise through initial coin offerings (ICOs), warning them about the legalities of selling digital tokens with the characteristics of securities. Most of those receiving the letter confirmed compliance with the SFC's regulatory regime or delisted tokens in question.

The agency said it had been receiving complaints from Chinese citizens about market manipulation on exchanges. Some said they were unable to withdraw funds and reported significant losses due to technical breakdowns on exchanges.

"We will continue to police the market and enforce when necessary," SFC CEO Ashley Alder said in a statement. "But we are also urging market professionals to do proper gatekeeping to prevent frauds or dubious fundraising and to assist us in ensuring compliance with the law."

The agency also cautioned investors about the risks involved in trading cryptocurrencies, including price volatility, theft and fraud, and the difficulty of recovering losses.

"If investors cannot fully understand the risks of cryptocurrencies and ICOs or they are not prepared for a significant loss, they should not invest," said Julia Leung, executive director of intermediaries at SFC. "Investors who store their fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies with unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges should be aware of the risks of hacking and misappr...

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Japanese Crypto Investors To Pay Tax Of Up To 55 Percent On Profits "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese crypto investors will be taxed between 15 and 55 percent on their crypto profits. #NEWS

Friday, 09 February

23:55

SEC Denies FOIA Request on Controversial Tezos ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The SEC's denial of a FOIA request for records about the troubled blockchain project does not state that Tezos is under investigation.

22:57

Facebooks Ban on Cryptocurrency Just Paved the Way to Make Them a World Bank Super Power "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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The reason Facebook banned cryptocurrencies could be far more ominous than simply protecting users from fraud on its platform.

The post Facebooks Ban on Cryptocurrency Just Paved the Way to Make Them a World Bank Super Power appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

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One simple way to get caught crypto-mining on the office supercomputer "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

If youve got a supercomputer, you might as well use it for something worthwhile. A group of nuclear engineers at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics clearly agree: an unknown number of engineers at the Russian Federation Nuclear Center facility were busted stealing some of that computers cycles to mine an undisclosed cryptocurrency, as Ars Technica writes,

If youve got a supercomputer, you might as well use it for something worthwhile. A group of nuclear engineers at the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics clearly agree: an unknown number of engineers at the Russian Federation Nuclear Center facility were busted stealing some of that computers cycles to mine an undisclosed cryptocurrency, as Ars Technica writes, citing Russias Interfax News Agency.

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