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‘Wasteland’ Director’s New Blockchain Gaming Store Signs up 22 Publishers

Co-founded by veteran game developer Brian Fargo, Robot Cache will purportedly be the first blockchain-based digital marketplace for video games. Brian Fargo Launches Blockchain-Based Steam Competitor The PC games platform is set to launch sometime in 2019 but has already signed up 22 publishers and 700 games for its blockchain-based competitor to Steam. Robot CacheThe post ‘Wasteland’ Director’s New Blockchain Gaming Store Signs up 22 Publishers appeared first on CCN


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Facebook Aggressively Hiring Blockchain Devs, Discussed Launching Cryptocurrency: Report

Facebook has embarked on an aggressive hiring spree to woo crypto experts to expand its blockchain group amid speculation that the social media monopoly is considering launching its own cryptocurrency. Facebook formed its blockchain unit in April 2018 with David Marcus, the former president of PayPal and VP at Messenger. Marcus is a longtime cryptocurrency advocate andThe post Facebook Aggressively Hiring Blockchain Devs, Discussed Launching Cryptocurrency: Report appeared first on CCN


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Switzerland to Relax Laws to Accommodate Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups

The Swiss government has announced a new legislative approach to blockchain regulation in an official report. The document recognizes the technology as one of the most important recent developments for the financial sector in stimulating the country’s economy. Also read: How Bitcoin Companies can Legally Operate in Switzerland A Swiss Innovation Paradise According to the […]The post Switzerland to Relax Laws to Accommodate Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Startups appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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France's Watchdog Warns Against Fraudulent Crypto and Diamond Investment Schemes

France’s financial regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), issued a warning on December 12th in which it stated that there are a number of companies who’ve been offering services in the country without obtaining regulatory approval. The AMF published a list of nine different firms that were operating without a license. Four of the companies identified by the French regulator were crypto-related businesses.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Is This the End of Crypto?

Bitcoin’s tumbled to a 15-month low. Ethereum is circling the drain. Despite announcements of a Swiss ETP, more regulated bitcoin futures in Q1, a German stock exchange launching a crypto platform, and institutional investors getting in, the market keeps on hemorrhaging. Is it time to jump ship? Cut your losses and get out while there’s […]The post Is This the End of Crypto? appeared first on NullTX.


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Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO

Speculation on future adoption is a substantial Bitcoin price driver, while “actual utility” is not, according to BitPay CEO Stephen Pair


From: CoinTelegraph


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Downturn or Not, Bitcoin Has Still Outperformed Apple Since Last January

In January of last year, the U.S. stock market went through one of the largest bull markets in recent history, with technology stocks like Alphabet and Apple achieving record high numbers. Within the past two years, the stock price of Apple (AAPL) increased from $115 to $165, by 43.7 percent. Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent companyThe post Downturn or Not, Bitcoin Has Still Outperformed Apple Since Last January appeared first on CCN


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A brand new wallet for Android reviewed

We put Samourai Wallet through its paces… For spending cryptocurrencies – using them for their intended purpose, as currencies – there’s little to match the convenience of a smartphone wallet. Having immediate access on a device which is connected to the internet – and, thus, the blockchain – but fits in your pocket makes spending […]The post A brand new wallet for Android reviewed appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.


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Monitor Bitcoin Cash Development With the Coin Dance Tracking Page

Cryptocurrency data website Coin Dance revealed on Friday the team’s revamped Bitcoin Cash protocol development tracking page. Interested proponents can get a comprehensive look at all the completed BCH developments, proposals, ideas that are being discussed, and concepts that are currently under development. Also read: Markets Update: Bears Continue to Drag Cryptocurrency Prices Down The […]The post Monitor Bitcoin Cash Development With the Coin Dance Tracking Page appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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Top Cryptos See Mixed Gains & Losses, Bitcoin Fights to Stay Over $3,200

In the past 24 hours Bitcoin briefly dropped under the $3.2K mark, and top cryptocurrencies reported moderated losses


From: CoinTelegraph


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Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Following news that verified crypto-user numbers doubled in the first three-quarters of 2018, the study by Cambridge University also concluded that the death of Bitcoin amid an 85% drop in price has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ by the media.  Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Diversifying Aside from the influx of new users, the report titled 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study reveals several other key findings from the analysis, notably: Diversification has increased, with a rise in cross-segment expansion, meaning 57% of companiesRead MoreThe post Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’ appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


From: Bitcoinist


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$2.3 Billion: Nearly 32 Million BCH Were Moved in the Last 24 Hours, Presumably to Claim BSV

An astounding 32 million bitcoin cash (BCH), worth approximately $2,3 billion, have been moved in the last 24 hours. This equates to more than the total supply of bitcoin cash (128%). When it comes to transfered value, BCH's network saw over 25 times more value move than that of ETH, but fell shy of the BTC network's $3.1 billion.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Blockchain is a ‘Systemic Risk’ for Financial Industry: DTCC Exec.

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation or DTCC issues a report every year on the stability of the global financial system and has done so every year since 2013. It describes this report in these terms: “[T]he DTCC Systemic Risk Barometer Survey serves as an annual pulse check to monitor existing and emerging risks thatThe post Blockchain is a ‘Systemic Risk’ for Financial Industry: DTCC Exec. appeared first on CCN


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From South Korea to IBM Food Trust - How Blockchain Is Used in the Food Industry

From IBM Food Trust to South Korean government - here is how blockchain is used in the food industry


From: CoinTelegraph


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Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.15: New annual low, the $3000 target is much closer

In our previous price analysis from two days ago, we mentioned that Bitcoin is testing the $3200 annual low for the third time in a week. As expected, the support didn’t hold this time, and BTC had discovered a new record low. As of writing this update, the current low stands on $3122 (Bitstamp). This […]The post Bitcoin Price Analysis Dec.15: New annual low, the $3000 target is much closer appeared first on CryptoPotato.


From: Crypto Potato


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Linkedin Names ‘Blockchain Developer’ Top Emerging US Job of 2018

Linkedin has published its 2018 “Emerging Jobs Report” for the United States, in which it names “Blockchain Developer” as the most rapidly emerging employment position of the past year. According to the report, the position saw growth of 33x on Linkedin’s platform during 2018. Also Read: Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of […]The post Linkedin Names ‘Blockchain Developer’ Top Emerging US Job of 2018 appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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PSA: If You Mine Ethereum, You’re a Target for Crypto Hackers

Hackers have devised a new way to steal your cryptocurrencies. This time, they are running a massive scanning campaign to pick out Ethereum wallets and miners with a specific vulnerability. Per reports on ZDNet, crypto hackers are targeting Etherum wallet and mining equipment going through devices with an exposed port 8545, the standard port for … ContinuedThe post PSA: If You Mine Ethereum, You’re a Target for Crypto Hackers appeared first on CCN


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President Trump Names Bitcoin Supporter New Acting White House Chief of Staff

US President Donald J. Trump has recently announced via microblogging platform Twitter that he’ll be naming Mick Mulvaney, a well-known bitcoin supporter, the new Acting White House Chief of Staff.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Ethereum Price Remains at $83 as Bears Continue to Dominate

It is somewhat refreshing and surprising to see multiple cryptocurrency markets go in the green all of a sudden. This is primarily because the Bitcoin value is still down by nearly $32 at this point. In the case of Ethereum, the uptrend hasn’t materialized just yet. Its value remains well below $85, which is not […]The post Ethereum Price Remains at $83 as Bears Continue to Dominate appeared first on NullTX.


From: NullTx


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Bitcoin Tax Confusion Has Accountants Turning to Specialized Software

Every time you convert Bitcoin to anything, be it goods or services, other cryptocurrencies, or even tax payments, it might be a taxable event, depending on your local regulations. It’s not something a lot of cryptonaughts think about when carrying out their daily lives, but potential penalties can be steep for tax evasion. Node40 isThe post Bitcoin Tax Confusion Has Accountants Turning to Specialized Software appeared first on CCN


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Will Coinbase Hit Its 2018 Target of $1.3 Billion in Revenue?

The current crypto bear market is dragging on, with billions in cryptocurrency wealth wiped out in 2018. The trading volume of six year-old Coinbase has hit a yearly low. Despite the crypto winter, the company is continuing to raise funds and has reached an impressive valuation of $8 billion. But is this figure justified and […]The post Will Coinbase Hit Its 2018 Target of $1.3 Billion in Revenue? appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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Which Crypto Will Survive the Bear Market?

Bitcoin cash has fallen below litecoin for the first time since it was created as an endless sell-off continues amid slowing economic data in China, falling stocks and a brutal...The post Which Crypto Will Survive the Bear Market? appeared first on Trustnodes.


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Bitcoin SV Drops to $65 Following 12% Drop

There is plenty of red across all cryptocurrency and digital asset charts today. This is not entirely abnormal by any means, as Bitcoin dictates the overall momentum. Although the hourly charts show some positive momentum, one market not seeing any improvements is Bitcoin SV. This altcoin is getting beat up from every side as this […]The post Bitcoin SV Drops to $65 Following 12% Drop appeared first on NullTX.


From: NullTx


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How Givv Is Using AI, Blockchain and the Power of 1.5 Billion Computers to Save the World

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post How Givv Is Using AI, Blockchain and the Power of 1.5 Billion Computers to Save the World appeared first on CCN


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Element Zero Unveils the Stablecoins 2.0 – The “Holy Grail” of Cryptocurrency

This is a paid-for submitted press release. CCN does not endorse, nor is responsible for any material included below and isn’t responsible for any damages or losses connected with any products or services mentioned in the press release. CCN urges readers to conduct their own research with due diligence into the company, product or service mentionedThe post Element Zero Unveils the Stablecoins 2.0 – The “Holy Grail” of Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN


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Interview: Nye The Crypto Guy (Shill)

Crypto Twitter is filled with amusing and interesting characters, and Nye is definitely one of the most successful ones. He started out as Crypto Shill Nye (just like his Twitter dash), and has been really consistent in terms of commenting on the latest events in the cryptocurrency space. Regardless if his posts concern the evolution […]The post Interview: Nye The Crypto Guy (Shill) appeared first on Crypto Insider.


From: CryptoInsider


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'Free Speech Social Network' Gab Starts Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Gab, a popular “free speech social network", rcently revealed that it  successfully integrated the Btcpay Server and that it has officially started accepting payments in bitcoin (BTC) and litecoin (LTC)..


From: CryptoGlobe


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No, the Price of Bitcoin Didn’t Drop Because of Bomb Threats

On Friday, as the Bitcoin price fell by around six percent against the U.S. dollar, several reports claimed that the dominant cryptocurrency dropped in value due to bomb threats. One report from Business Insider Australia, for instance, stated that following an email blast of bomb threats in New York, the price of the crypto assetThe post No, the Price of Bitcoin Didn’t Drop Because of Bomb Threats appeared first on CCN


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Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 9 From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence The most obvious objection to relying on self-defense…and restitution to prevent and rectify rights violations, is that these measures will be inadequate to deter criminals…Most people […]The post Wendy McElroy: From Drugs to Gold and Prostitution, the Blockchain Minimizes Violence appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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3 Cryptocurrencies Decoupling From Bitcoin into 2019 (PAL, TRX, WAVES)

2018 was underwhelming compared to 2017. The bear market went into full swing and most cryptocurrencies lost over eighty percent. Bitcoin has begun decoupling from many cryptocurrencies including those having some of the biggest developments of 2018. WAVES, TRX, and PAL are three cryptocurrencies that have persevered through the bear market. These three projects exceeded expectations and even demonstrated an important decoupling from BTC. Cryptocurrencies PAL, WAVES, and TRX Decouple Even during the bear market, thereRead MoreThe post 3 Cryptocurrencies Decoupling From Bitcoin into 2019 (PAL, TRX, WAVES) appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


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DX Exchange CEO: Thousands of Unregulated Exchanges Generating Fake Volumes, Pump & Dumps

Daniel Skowronski, the CEO of DXRead More →The post DX Exchange CEO: Thousands of Unregulated Exchanges Generating Fake Volumes, Pump & Dumps appeared first on Crypto Core Media.


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Bitcoin Investors 'Speculating' Are a Big Component of Its Price, Says Bitpay’s CEO

Stephen Pair, the CEO of cryptocurrency payment service BitPay, has recently revealed he believes a big part of what drives bitcoin’s price are investors speculating on it, while a small part is the actual utility of the cryptocurrency.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Venezuelan Government Converts Pension Payments to Petro Without Consent

Pusers can still convert their Petros back into bolivars and transfer them to a bank account, but that option isn’t easily accessible on the website.The financial overhaul of the Venezuelan economy is based on a cryptocurrency called Petro, at least for the Maduro-led government. Caracas Chronicles reported earlier this week that pensioners’ funds were credited […]Venezuelan Government Converts Pension Payments to Petro Without Consent was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.


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Augur House Elections Market: Alleged Reporter Says Republicans Won The Market

A person claiming to be the designated reporter for an Augur predictions market which asked the question “Which party will control the House after 2018 U.S. Midterm Election?” has posted to Reddit saying that he will be reporting that the Republicans control the house today. The market ends today, 12/10, and the Decmocrats, who wonThe post Augur House Elections Market: Alleged Reporter Says Republicans Won The Market appeared first on CCN


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Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware as Top Malware in Some Countries

In certain countries, malware that uses infected hardware for unauthorized crypto mining is increasingly becoming the top cyber threat


From: CoinTelegraph


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Stellar [XLM]: When Will Price Hit the Bottom?

A look at the Weekly chart for Stellar in logarithmic form, shows us that price has been steadily declining since breaking the $0.2 support, and the next area of support is found in the May 2017 high at $0.06. If that does not hold, the next area of support would be between $1.5-2 (yellow rectangle). […]Stellar [XLM]: When Will Price Hit the Bottom? was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.


From: Blokt


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The Daily: Japan Calls All Coins ‘Crypto Assets’, Russia Defines Cryptocurrency as Property

The Financial Services Agency of Japan has resolved to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto assets” in order to prevent confusion with legal tender. Also in The Daily, the Justice Ministry in Moscow has confirmed that it classifies digital coins as “other property.” Finally, according to a recent report, stablecoins have seen significant growth over the […]The post The Daily: Japan Calls All Coins ‘Crypto Assets’, Russia Defines Cryptocurrency as Property appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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LinkedIn: Blockchain Development Is The Fastest-Growing Job Sector In The U.S

LinkedIn’s 2018 Emerging Job Reports has listed ‘blockchain developer’ as the fastest growing job sector with “33x growth” compared to last year’s report. The report said most of the jobs were centralized at IBM, ConsenSys, and Chainyard and are located in San Francisco, New York City, and Atlanta.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Polymath Price Hits $0.14 Following Major Gains

As all cryptocurrency markets continue to feel the pressure, a lot of investors grow uneasy. The extensive bear market of 2018 has gone on for some time now and seems to grow worse over time. Polymath, one of the lesser-traded altcoins, is making a small move up at this time. A somewhat surprising turn of […]The post Polymath Price Hits $0.14 Following Major Gains appeared first on NullTX.


From: NullTx


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Bitcoin Hits New 2018 Low While Tether USDT Reached The 4th Biggest Cap

TL;DR Bitcoin (BTC) continues to lose value, and its current price is getting closer to test the $3,000 area. Tether (USDT) has made a surprising comeback in the last month, thanks to the dumping altcoins. At the time of writing, USDT is the fourth largest cryptocurrency. The crypto market situation continues its usual bearish trend […]The post Bitcoin Hits New 2018 Low While Tether USDT Reached The 4th Biggest Cap appeared first on CryptoPotato.


From: Crypto Potato


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Ripple [XRP]: Will Support Hold or Are We Heading Downward?

A look at the Weekly chart of Ripple in logarithmic form, shows us that price has fallen from the high of January 2018 of around $3.2 to close to $0.3. There is some support in the $0.3 area, and it is worth noting that there was a bounce with strong volume in September (yellow arrow), […]Ripple [XRP]: Will Support Hold or Are We Heading Downward? was originally found on [blokt] - Blockchain, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News.


From: Blokt


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Canadian Police Warn Public About Emerging Bitcoin Scams

Canadian police have warned the public about getting caught up in Bitcoin scams and to exercise some caution when investing their money in cryptocurrency. It has been an interesting year for crypto scams and controversies with some of the most famous names in the world such as Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled getting caught upThe post Canadian Police Warn Public About Emerging Bitcoin Scams appeared first on CCN


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Decentralized Crypto Exchange DDEEX to Fork 0x Protocol, Remove ZRX Token

DDEX, a prominent decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, has recently revealed that it plans to fork the 0x protocol and, in the process, remove the ZRX token from its platform, in an attempt to better serve its users.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments

Increasingly frequent action taken by the SEC against initial coin offerings is expected to lead to more cryptocurrency projects being forced to refund investors. Among those expected to be affected is the first U.S.-based cryptocurrency investment firm, Pantera Capital, with the company bracing to receive refunds on a quarter of its ICO investments. Also Read: BTI […]The post Pantera Capital Braces for SEC Action Against 25 Percent of ICO Investments appeared first on Bitcoin News.


From: Bitcoin.com


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EOS Long-term Price Analysis - December 15

EOS’ price has seemingly been starting to hold on to a specific price level this week. Prior, the cryptoasset was seeing its value decline against the US dollar over various successive trading sessions.


From: CryptoGlobe


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Nvidia Stock Good for Bottom Fishing This Christmas, Citi Group Executive Says

CoinSpeakerNvidia Stock Good for Bottom Fishing This Christmas, Citi Group Executive SaysShedding out 50% of its value in the last three months, some analysts predict Nvidia's stock price has already reached its bottom while seeing a buying opportunity this time. Nvidia Stock Good for Bottom Fishing This Christmas, Citi Group Executive Says


From: CoinSpeaker


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President Trump Appoints Bitcoin Proponent as White House Chief of Staff

President Donald J. Trump has announced that he will be naming Mick Mulvaney as the new acting White House Chief of Staff. Mulvaney is a well-known Bitcoin proponent and has previously expressed his support of blockchain technology.  Mulvaney: New Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who’s currently the director of the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has been named Acting White House Chief of Staff and will reportedly assume the position at theRead MoreThe post President Trump Appoints Bitcoin Proponent as White House Chief of Staff appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.


From: Bitcoinist


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US Coinbase Customers Can Make Instant, Free Crypto-To-Cash Transfers to PayPal

Coinbase — the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange — partnered with payments platform PayPal to enable instant, free crypto-to-cash withdrawals for US customers. This means customers can now move the crypto balances in their Coinbase accounts to their PayPal accounts immediately, at no charge. “These withdrawals are not only fast; they’re free and incur no fees,”The post US Coinbase Customers Can Make Instant, Free Crypto-To-Cash Transfers to PayPal appeared first on CCN


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Bitcoin is 'Dead' Due to 'Too Much Infighting', Says Teenage BTC Millionaire

Erik Finman, a teenager and early bitcoin (BTC) adopter who became a millionaire when the flagship cryptocurrency’s price reached nearly $20,000 late last year, recently warned investors about the potential risks of investing in digital currencies.


From: CryptoGlobe


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One Month Later, Which Crypto Is Winning the Bitcoin Cash Split?

After a month of wild volatility and 'hash wars,' the public still has yet to pick a clear favorite out of the two new bitcoin cash forks, BCHABC and BSV.


From: CoinDesk