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Bitcoin news roundup, February 19, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Former president of Bank of China claims it’s impossible to kill bitcoin L H Li, former president of state-owned Bank of China, the fifth largest bank in the world, claimed that it is now impossible to take down bitcoin, in an interview for China’s predominant state broadcaster, CCTV. According ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, February 12, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: China’s central bank threatened to shut down bitcoin exchanges The People’s Bank of China (PBOC), China’s central bank, released a statement in its website, where it laid out a warning issued to several bitcoin exchanges in a meeting. Notably, the People’s Bank of China told exchanges not to take ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, February 5, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Fidelity Charitable revealed it received $7 million in bitcoin donations last year Fidelity Charitable, an independent American charity, recently announced bitcoiners donated the equivalent of over $7 million in 2016. The organization gave people the option to donate in bitcoin back in November 2015, hoping the move would provide ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup January 29, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: China’s largest exchanges enforced trading fees Due to the People’s Bank of China’s involvement in the bitcoin trading market, China’s biggest bitcoin exchanges (Huobi, BTCC, and OKCoin) are now charging trading fees of 0.2 percent for every transaction. The official reason behind the move is to “curb market manipulation ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, January 22, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Coinbase CEO claims battle with the IRS could cost the startup $1 million Last week, DeepDotWeb reported a new court filing showed Coinbase was ready to fight the IRS in order to stop it from getting to its user records. Coinbase has already claimed this was an “extraordinarily broad ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup January 15, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: New court filing shows Coinbase is ready to fight the IRS The IRS’ attempt to obtain Coinbase’s user records was contested by Jeffrey Berns Esq. The IRS and DOJ wanted to stop Mr. Berns from interfering in the summons, arguing he had no legal basis as reported by Deep ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup January 8, 2017

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitstamp has raised over $1.8 million in ongoing funding campaign Luxembourg-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp has an ongoing funding campaign on the BnKToTheFuture platform, where it has already raised over €1.7 million ($1.8 million), out of a planned $1.2 million and the campaign isn’t over yet, as it will last ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 31, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The IRS and DOJ want to stop Coinbase customer from interfering in its summons After the IRS filed a “John Doe” summons targeting Coinbase in an attempt to access its user records on November 17, a battle ensued in which Coinbase is attempting to defend the privacy of its ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 24 December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Bitcoin is a trending top as we close in on the end of the year Bitcoin’s price has been booming, and that made it a trending topic all over the world as news outlets report on the increase. Google and Baidu show us that Venezuela, Brazil, Nigeria and India ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 18th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Digital exchange Kraken has acquired a bitcoin buying service One of the most well-known digital currency exchanges, Kraken, has acquired a bitcoin buying service called Glidera. According to CoinDesk, this is one of a few acquisitions Kraken has been making in the last few years. Glidera’s services, which enable ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 10th December 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New Developments: Circle has decided to give up on the bitcoin side of its business According to The Wall Street Journal, Circle Internet Financial Ltd, a social payments app that has in the past been backed by Goldman Sachs, has given up on allowing its customers to buy and sell bitcoin ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup December 3, 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Unioin launches mobile wallet app for iOS and Android The famed Indian bitcoin exchange Unocoin has launched a mobile wallet app for iOS and Android. According to a statement from the co-founder published by CoinDesk, there are more than 300 million people accessing the internet through their mobile devices ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 26th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: Two major banks leave R3 Blockchain Consortium This week, Goldman Sachs and major Spanish banking giant Banco Santander left the R3 Blockchain Consortium, without offering any clear motives to do so. According to CoinDesk, this may mean these banks want to pursue blockchain project development on their own, bypassing ... Read More »

One News Channels Interview with a Former Darknet User

Coverage of the Darknet seems to be spreading rapidly lately; as more and more people are turning to it in order to source drugs. Even mainstream media outlets are covering Darknet more frequently. As Operation Hyperion is in full swing, the FBI and other agencies are on board to tackle the online black markets. One such news outlet in Virginia ... Read More »

Bitcoin news roundup, 20th November 2016

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments: New developments: The IRS is seeking records on Coinbase’s customers, who transacted between 2013 and 2015 In a surprise tax probe, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is attempting to obtain records help by Coinbase, a prominent company in the cryptocurrency world. The targets of the investigation are not directly named, but ... Read More »