Will The Real Satoshi Nakamoto Please Stand Up – No, Sit Down Craig, We’ve Been Through This Already!

He just doesn’t give up, does he? Self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, Craig Wright, now appears willing to testify under oath that he is Satoshi Nakamoto. Or that’s the conclusion Ran NeuNer draws, following Wright’s response to a comment request from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). I Promise To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth, And […]

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Spain’s Central Bank: Bitcoin Inefficient As Large-Scale Payment System

Spain’s Central Bank, Banco de España (BDE), has published a report stating that Bitcoin is inefficient as a payment system. It may, however, have slightly missed the boat, as it does ignore second layer protocols such as Lightning Network. Good Title, Shame About The Rest The author of the report, BDE’s Deputy General Director of Financial […]

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Visa, Mastercard Plan To Increase Transaction Fees; Cryptocurrencies Don’t

Visa and Mastercard are planning to increase transaction fees for US merchants who accept card payments, Reuters reports. The hikes, which come into effect in April 2019, are likely to further damage already the fragile relationship between payment providers and merchants. Fees-Us Christ According to sources, the increases will firstly affect interchange fees, which merchants pay their banks when accepting a […]

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You Can Now Buy Bitcoin At The Post Office In Liechtenstein

The national post service of the small European country of Liechtenstein has confirmed it will now offer Bitcoin (BTC) sales as part of its product range. Liechtenstein Post: Bitcoin Exchange ‘No Different From Fiat’ In a press release, Liechtensteinische Post confirmed that as of February 15, anyone could exchange fiat currency for Bitcoin at its […]

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Wyoming Becomes First State To Give Bitcoin Owners Full Property Rights

Cryptocurrency advocates are celebrating Friday after the US state of Wyoming passed a bill giving direct property rights to cryptocurrency holders. Wyoming Senate Passes Crypto Property Bill Bill SF0125 passed its second and third Senate readings February 13 and 14 respectively, and will now go before governor Mark Gordon for endorsement, becoming law as early […]

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Bitcoin Price ‘Hit Equilibrium,’ Says Mike Novogratz

The Bitcoin price is “grinding along” at the bottom of its range but could easily hit $8000 by the end of the year, Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz said as sentiment picks up. Novogratz: $3400 – $3600 Is ‘Equilibrium’ Speaking to Bloomberg at a conference in Abu Dhabi February 13, Novogratz reiterated his continued faith […]

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Top 3 Worst US States for Bitcoin Regulation

Delayed Bitcoin ETFs, subpoenas, and blockchain businesses forced to close, Bitcoin regulation in the U.S. is hardly encouraging innovation. If you’re looking for friendly pastures for your cryptocurrency company, avoid these three states at all costs. 1. New York New York has consistently hit the top of the list for its unsympathetic Bitcoin regulation. Its […]

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Coinbase Cloud Storage For Private Keys Generates Wide-Scale Backlash

Cryptocurrency users and business figures alike are reacting with suspicion to a bizarre new security feature unveiled by US exchange Coinbase this week. Back Up Your Funds With ‘Just A Password’ In a blog post February 12, Coinbase announced traders and wallet holders could now store a back-up of their private keys using iCloud or […]

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WikiLeaks Hits Back After Craig Wright Says Bitcoin ‘Should Not Be Anarchist’

WikiLeaks has renewed its public criticism of self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright after the nChain executive published a blog post repeating his claim. WikiLeaks: Wright Is ‘Serial Forger’ In a series of tweets February 12, WikiLeaks called Wright a “serial fabricator,” referring to previous occasions it had issued evidence he forged documents for his own […]

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SEC Commissioner: Decentralization Is At The Root of Our Economic System

Commissioner Hester Peirce wants to open the Security Exchange Commission (SEC) to innovation and entrepreneurship. And she calls for a novel and better regulatory framework that is more adaptable to the crypto space. Commissioner Peirce: SEC to Open the Doors to Innovation Speaking at an event entitled Protecting the Public While Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship: […]

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