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After a historic crash in March and partial recovery, Bitcoin (BTC) mining difficulty is set to see its biggest jump since mid-September last year, threatening to push more miners out of the market less than three weeks before the BTC mining reward halving. Another mining difficulty adjustment is expected to...
PureGold is a gold oriented business with 10 years of experience in minting gold coins and bars which was founded in Singapore back in 2010 has adopted blockchain technology to create a gold-backed cryptocurrency payment gateway.  The token would enable users to make payments against real physical gold. The decentralized...
Tokyo police say they have arrested two men over the hack of Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck. The platform was raided for some USD 400 million worth of NEM (XEM) tokens in January 2018, in what remains the world’s biggest-ever theft of cryptocurrency. Police have been chasing the perpetrators ever since,...
Cryptocurrencies have started to stabilize and the new wave of regulations has started. The Governments of various countries who used to look at cryptos with suspicion have now started thinking about appropriate regulations. This year we are seeing headlines everywhere, informing saying that a regulation is being drafted. This...
After bitcoin fell below USD 8,000 yesterday, with altcoins following it, there seems to be a rebound today – led by EOS and Stellar's XLM. After the number one currency by market capitalisation plunged to the USD 8,000 level earlier this week, it went further down yesterday, taking the total...
The Russian parliament has just passed a new law that aims at improving the legal framework for digital assets in the country. With this law, the concept of digital rights is introduced through article 141.1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Different jurisdictions around the world are...
he Innovation Group of the European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs met on September 4, to discuss rapporteur Ashley Fox’s proposal to include a framework for initial coin offerings (ICOs) within the proposed European Union (EU) financial services regulatory regime for crowdfunding. The group gathered included the Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Securities...
While we all know that true bitcoin believers like to “hodl” their coins, a recent research have helped to understand the real extent of pure hodling versus other uses like trading and spending. The research by weekly cryptocurrency publication Diar found that over one third of total bitcoin supply, or...
U.S.-based major money transfer company MoneyGram said it has already started to use Ripple's xRapid product that is aimed at minimizing liquidity costs and is powered by Ripple's XRP cryptocurrency. However, what are they using it for? (Updated on August 9: comments by Ripple CEO has been added, updates...
It seems that Latin America dominates crypto adoption news agenda with new announcements every week. This time, multiple news have arrived from Colombia and Venezuela. The Coffee Axis town of Pereira, in Colombia’s western Risaralda department, appears to be turning into the country’s unofficial cryptocurrency capital. The town has a...