Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for Whales

April 26, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for WhalesGermany’s VPE Wertpapierhandelsbank AG (VPE) has announced its institutional investor cryptocurrency trading services and claims them to be the first of their kind for the country. Armed with a Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) license, in expanding its brokerage offerings VPE purports to offer “best-in-class technology” to customers, “secure and regulated.” Also read: Facebook to Be […]

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Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for Whales

April 26, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Germany Gets Its First Crypto Exchange for WhalesGermany’s VPE Wertpapierhandelsbank AG (VPE) has announced its institutional investor cryptocurrency trading services and claims them to be the first of their kind for the country. Armed with a Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Bafin) license, in expanding its brokerage offerings VPE purports to offer “best-in-class technology” to customers, “secure and regulated.” Also read: Facebook to Be […]

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Philippines Welcomes Crypto Economic Zone

April 26, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

After hemming and hawing in its strange relationship with cryptocurrencies and the businesses they imply, the Philippine government decided to make room for a set aside economic zone. The scheme is offered in hopes of generating more tax income, employment for its people, and perhaps a dedicated crypto university. Also read: Telegram Urges Paper Airplane […]

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Facebook to Be Sued for Defamation Related to Scammy Bitcoin Ads

April 25, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Facebook to be Sued for Defamation Related to Scammy Bitcoin AdsIn what is being referred to as a “groundbreaking lawsuit”, United Kingdom financial guru Martin Lewis is taking aim at Facebook’s lack of vigilance with regard to fake accounts. Mr. Lewis claims his likeness and reputation were used in multiple fraudulent instances, peddling mostly investment advice for assets such as bitcoin. Also read: James Bond-Like […]

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James Bond-Like Villain in $2 Million Bitcoin Heist Caught in Amsterdam

April 24, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

James Bond-like Bitcoin Villain in $2 Million Heist Finally Caught in AmsterdamAmsterdam police have announced the re-arrest of Sindri Thor Stefansson. He was initially arrested days ago in Iceland in connection with a bitcoin hardware mining caper that included 600 computers worth $2 million. In a James Bond-like villain move, after his first capture he managed to escape, reportedly hitching a ride on a plane carrying […]

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Ether & Ripple Doomed As Securities According to Regulation Expert

April 24, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Ether & Ripple Doomed As Securities According to Regulation ExpertFormer Obama administration financial regulator Gary Gensler believes cryptocurrencies such as ether and ripple appear as unregistered securities, and in current violation of the law. His comments carry considerable weight in the broader financial community. They also come after venture capitalists and lawyers invested in ether projects met secretly with the US Securities and Exchange […]

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Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist Arrested

April 23, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Telegram Urges Paper Airplane Protest, Pussy Riot Activist ArrestedAfter a Russian court enacted an immediate ban on the popular encrypted messaging service Telegram, the feisty company began to resist. Founder Pavel Durov insisted there were ways around the prohibition, including proxies and VPNs. It appears to have had some success even though millions of IP addresses have been blocked by the government. In […]

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Saxo Investment Bank is Bullish on Crypto Over Next 3 Months

April 22, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Saxo Investment Bank is Bullish on Crypto Over Next 3 MonthsInfluential investment bank Saxo released the 35 page, Q2 2018 Quarterly Outlook. In it, the bank’s newly hired Crypto Analyst, Jacob Pouncey, noted the perils of this year’s first financial quarter with regard to digital assets. Taking into account several factors, he believes the next three months could be a breakout time for digital assets, holding […]

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German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO Savedroid After Ghost Prank

April 20, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

German Cops Look Hard at Antics of ICO SavedroidThe same German online news outlet that broke the Savedroid supposed exit scam, turned gotcha publicity stunt, is reporting prosecutors just might have a legal case against the initial coin offering (ICO) outfit. Also read: Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank German Prosecutors Consider Legal Action Against Savedroid Wirtschafts Woche, the same […]

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Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect Ethereum

April 20, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Big Money Meets Secretly with Regulators to Protect EthereumBig money venture capitalists and law firms met in secret, roughly a month ago, with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), according to two major media outlets. The SEC has been particularly active this year, causing those with interest in pet coins and projects to lobby the agency for special protection. Top of the […]

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Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USD

April 20, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 USDBitcoin cash (BCH) is now trading at $1,000 USD, returning the price to levels not seen since late March of this year. Analysts have attributed the BCH spike to after-tax-season liquidity, strong volume, and a passionate and active community supporting the project. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Gains Advance 4% Above BTC Bitcoin Cash Smashes Through $1,000 […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: ICO Scares Investors with Ghost Prank

April 19, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Another ICO Ghosts with $50 Million - Sends Thanx from Beer BeachToday we’ve simply given-in to no nutritional value, guilty pleasure, lowest common denominator: bitcoin-related crime news. Start your day with laughs and head scratching, as we examine the purported Savedroid ICO exit scam, an international bitcoin heist escape, the fury of a scorned woman, a bear spray robbery, and some whole food violence.   Also […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of Pornhub

April 18, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Pornhub? We’ve Never Heard of PornhubBitcoin in Brief for Wednesday is a potpourri of quickies to get your day going: Pornhub, a website we’ve never heard of, has joined the crypto revolution (well, Verge at least); South Korea’s loss is Switzerland’s gain; bitcoin blamed for every crime under the sun; Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin is accused of favoritism; and bitcoin cash […]

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Telegram Uses Bitcoin in Effort to Thwart Russian Authorities

April 18, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Telegram Uses Bitcoin to Fund Proxies and VPNs in Effort to Thwart Russian AuthoritiesRecently, a Moscow court handed a win to Russian security forces. In an effort to combat terrorism, they announced Telegram would be banned immediately. The company refused to hand over user information. A day after the ban going into effect, CEO Pavel Durov announced Telegram would use bitcoin to fund proxies and VPNs as possible […]

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Bitcoiner Runs for Mayor of Taiwan’s Capital

April 17, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Bitcoiner Runs for Mayor of Taiwan’s CapitalHacker. Educator. Successful businesswoman. Yi-Ting Cheng, better known as Xdite, shocked the broader cryptocurrency world when she announced her campaign for Mayor of Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan. The native of China is taking a big risk by offering herself up for political leadership, but, then again, as her exclusive interview with Humans of […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot Bet

April 16, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Bitcoin in Brief Monday: A Panther’s Moonshot BetBitcoin in Brief today is slanted toward a crypto winter slowly thawing, as Pantera Capital bets on a moonshot price point. Also, the world’s most popular decentralized digital asset has been forked more than a plate of good pasta; there’s a growing list of countries who’re less likely to nab your crypto profits; Yahoo! smashes […]

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Greedy Facebook Versus Ideological Telegram: Why Principles Matter

April 16, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Facebook Versus Telegram: Why Principles MatterSomething happened this week that rarely occurs, history offered up a side-by-side comparison with a control. Heads of respective social network and messaging platforms Facebook and Telegram were each brought before their home governments, the United States for Mark Zuckerberg, Russia for Pavel Durov. How the two men responded is telling, and should inform everyone […]

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Coinbase Uses Crypto Winter to Expand – Acquires Decentralized Wallet Startup

April 15, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Coinbase Uses Crypto Winter to Expand – Acquires Decentralized Wallet StartupCrypto winter? What crypto winter! The exchange arguably most responsible for onboarding bitcoin investors, Coinbase, has not allowed sour price levels to keep them complacent, conservative. Instead, they’ve maintained a breakneck pace, forming a venture capital fund, hiring top executive talent, and now they’re gobbling up competitors such as Cipher Browser. Also read: Russian Court Bans […]

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Coinbase Uses Crypto Winter to Expand – Acquires Decentralized Wallet Startup

April 15, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Coinbase Uses Crypto Winter to Expand – Acquires Decentralized Wallet StartupCrypto winter? What crypto winter! The exchange arguably most responsible for onboarding bitcoin investors, Coinbase, has not allowed sour price levels to keep them complacent, conservative. Instead, they’ve maintained a breakneck pace, forming a venture capital fund, hiring top executive talent, and now they’re gobbling up competitors such as Cipher Browser. Also read: Russian Court Bans […]

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Russian Court Bans Telegram, Founder Pavel Durov Defiant

April 14, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Russian Court Bans Telegram, Pavel Durov DefiantRussian security services ordered Telegram to hand over access to encrypted user messages, but the messaging application (app) refused. Founder Pavel Durov didn’t bother to send lawyers to Moscow’s Tagansky court, and the court dutifully ruled against his company, taking less than 20 minutes in decreeing an immediate ban. Also read: CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves […]

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Place Your Bets! Bitcoin Core Lightning Network Fails to Complete Basic Transaction

April 14, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Place Your Bets! Bitcoin Core Lightning Network Fails to Complete Basic TransactionWagers really don’t settle matters, but they are a lot of fun and force advocates to have some skin in the game. In the ongoing debate about scaling, network fees, congestion and mempools, the Lightning Network is Bitcoin Core’s answer. Some in the ecosystem have doubted its efficacy. A bet was placed. If a payment […]

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CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles Weaves Stolen Bitcoin Into Script, LL Cool J Is on the Case

April 13, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

$10 Million in Bitcoin Stolen, LL Cool J is on the CaseBitcoin’s ubiquity is almost sealed, as more and more entertainment shows weave the world’s most popular cryptocurrency into plotlines. A current example is CBS’s NCIS Los Angeles, starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, where the digital asset plays a leading role. $10 million of it are stolen from a mining farm, and agents are […]

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Coinsecure India Down After $3 Million in Bitcoin Missing

April 13, 2018 C. Edward Kelso 0

Coinsecure India Down After $3 Million in Bitcoin MissingIn what appears to be an attempt to test their ability to distribute Bitcoin Gold (BTG), a Coinsecure weakness was apparently exposed, and over 3 million dollars worth of bitcoin were stolen as a result. The large crypto exchange based in India filed a First Information Report (FIR) with police, alleging their own Chief Scientific […]

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