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John McAfee Will Fight SEC ‘With Every Last Breath’

John McAfee, one of the most opinionated figures in the cryptocurrency community, has clashed with US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) chairman over the...

CryptoZombies Launches Kickstarter for Blockchain Trading Card Game

The team behind CryptoZombies — a website dedicated to teaching people how to code Ethereum DApps, — is launching the world’s first collectible card game on a blockchain. To...

Japanese Police Arrest Coinhive Users for Violating Law Banning Computer Viruses

Japanese police from 10 prefectures have arrested website operators using Coinhive to tap into the computer power of their site visitors to mine cryptocurrencies...

Vitalik Buterin Derides Misleading Reports Regarding the NSA’s Creation of Bitcoin

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin hit out at mainstream media Friday after an article appeared suggesting he thought the US National Security Agency (NSA) invented...

Censorship, Bans, and ETH Scams: Twitter Suspends Bitmain’s Official Account

This week the Twitter handle @Bitmaintech was locked down because Twitter administrators claimed the account belongs to a 4-year-old. The Twitter handle’s owner and...

Token Swaps: What Are They, How They Work & Why They’re Happening Now

So, your token is being sent to a new blockchain…Far from an elaborate crypto scam, the decision to carry out this process, known as...

New Platform Ranks Cryptocurrency Exchanges by Liquidity, Security, and Reliability

Hacken has launched a new website that provides an all-in-one tool for rating cryptocurrency exchanges. Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) allows for side by side...

Hollywood Stars in Movie About Crypto Money Laundering

A crime thriller called Crypto is reportedly being filmed, featuring a money laundering agent and a case involving cryptocurrency. Among the cast of the movie are...

Survey: 13% of Net-Savvy Ukrainians Own Cryptocurrencies

Ukrainians are increasingly aware of cryptocurrencies, and 13 percent of those using the Internet own digital coins, according to a new survey. The total...

Bitcoin Core Version 0.16.1 Officially Released

Bitcoin Core version 0.16.1, a new major version including new features and performance improvements, has been officially released, according to an announcement made June 15.The new release...

Report: CIA Neither Confirms nor Denies Knowledge of True Identity of Satoshi Nakamoto

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has “neither nor the existence” of information regarding the real identity of Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, Motherboard reported June 14.Motherboard’s Daniel Oberhaus, who mainly...

Crypto trader explains 3 reasons ethereum is a better bet than bitcoin

Bitcoin is on the decline, but ethereum might be a better bet in cryptocurrency, Brian Kelly told CNBC.Bitcoin, the most popular digital coin and largest by...

Overstock Generates “Between $68,000 and $120,000” in Crypto Weekly

During a recent address to the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C, Jonathan Johnson, the former chairman and current member of the board for Overstock,...

Germany: Financial Experts Don’t See Crypto as an Everyday Payment Method by 2020

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum will not be accepted as a payment method in Germany in by 2020, according to a survey by the Center for...

Bank of International Settlements to Publish New Crypto Research

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) is dedicating two chapters of its forthcoming annual economic report to cryptocurrencies.BIS – considered to be the central...

CFTC Seeks Judge’s Approval to Sue Alleged $6 Million Fraud My Big Coin

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has claimed it has jurisdiction over a cryptocurrency called My Big Coin and has asked a federal judge to grant it authority...

Italian Court Seizes Crypto Exchange BitGrail’s Bitcoin Wallets

An Italian court has seized bitcoin wallets belonging to shuttered cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail as part of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings.BitGrail disclosed that its assets...

Australia: Experts Say Tax Office on ‘Warpath’ Against Crypto Investors

Australian tax experts have confirmed that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is cracking down on cryptocurrency investors this year, local news outlet The New Daily reports Friday,...

Quantstamp Defends QSP, Says Dollars, Ether Accepted Out of ‘Necessity’

A week after Quantstamp community members began accusing the smart contracts auditing startup of undermining the value of its $65 million token, the company...

Exclusive: US Crypto Regulation Has Gotten Worse, Says ShapeShift Co-Founder

At MoneyConf 2018 in Dublin I sat down with Jon, COO and Co-Founder of instant digital asset exchange ShapeShift.ShapeShift launched back in 2014 and made...

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EOS Blockchain Back Up and Running Again After Yesterday’s ‘Pause’

The recently launched EOS blockchain has resumed operations today, June 17, after “pausing” due to technical issues on June 16, according to the EOS network monitor.The EOS...

Exclusive: US Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Talks Crypto

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In the Scramble to Fix Digital Identity, uPort Is a Project to Watch

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