Posted Date: February 20, 2018
For the first time in forever – okay, a month – bitcoin is looking bullish again. Not wreck-a-china-shop bullish, but enough for us to focus on things other than price action. Things like hip-hoppers whose love affair with bitcoin is blossoming. And cult-like altcoin fanatics whose taste for the Kool-Aid is strengthening. Like a glutinous […] The post This Week in Bitcoin: Hip Hop and You Don’t Stop appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 20, 2018
Tezos investors wondering when the beleaguered project will see the light of day have finally received news. At UCLA Blockchain Lab’s Cyber Days conference on Sunday, Kathleen Breitman promised to “go rogue” and press ahead with the platform launch. If the Tezos co-founder has her way, “tezzies” tokens will be available in a matter of […] The post Kathleen Breitman: Tezos Will “Go Rogue” and Launch Soon appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 20, 2018
The research arm of Bitmex exchange is back with another detailed and wide-ranging investigation. This time it’s Tether, the company and its U.S. dollar-backed token that frequently comes in for scrutiny. A typically well-researched post outlines whether there’s precedent for U.S. regulators shutting down the service, and explores allegations that tethers are not backed by […] The post Bitmex Research: Tether Not a Ponzi But Susceptible to Shutdown appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 20, 2018
As cryptocurrency regulations start to pile up in India, a new trend is emerging for Indians to acquire cryptocurrencies from abroad, such as from relatives or friends with overseas accounts. Also read: Japan Cracks Down on Foreign ICO Agency Operating Without License Increased Regulations The Indian government has recently intensified its efforts to strengthen the country’s […] The post Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 19, 2018
While some state authorities and financial regulators might deride bitcoin, more people are using the cryptocurrency in their everyday lives. This has recently become evident by divorce cases around the globe involving bitcoin, with the latest example coming from Israel. Also Read: Half of Large British Businesses Hold Stockpiles of Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Wedding A rabbinical […] The post Bitcoin Divorce Presents New Challenge for Rabbinical Court in Israel appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 19, 2018
Bitcoin cash (BCH) is now available for trading in dozens of new physical locations across the US. The American ATM network Athena Bitcoin has added support for buying and selling the cryptocurrency for fiat cash on all its machines. Also Read: Polish Financial Authorities Paid Youtuber to Smear Cryptocurrency Bitcoin Cash ATM Network Midwest US-based cryptocurrency […] The post American ATM Network Athena Bitcoin Adds Bitcoin Cash Support appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 19, 2018
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has created a bounty to encourage whistleblowers coming forward in exposing “pump-and-dump” schemes. “Customers should not purchase virtual currencies, digital coins,” the CFTC warned, “or tokens based on social media tips or sudden price spikes. Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind […] The post CFTC Offers $100,000 Bounty to Crypto Pump-and-Dump Whistleblowers appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 19, 2018
The government of Malta has come up with an idea that businesses dealing with cryptocurrencies may find interesting. A new policy document seeks to set up a special agency which will “certify” blockchain platforms and “verify” crypto transactions. It is supposed to “bring peace of mind” to companies using these technologies to cut out central […] The post Malta to Give “Peace of Mind” to Crypto Companies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 19, 2018
WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, has received a new patent application, owned by the MoneyToken project, as announced on the MoneyToken blog. The application describes a blockchain-based technology process of decentralized lending, secured by cryptocurrency assets as collateral, that doesn't require vouching agents and that uses smart contracts and multi-signature wallets within the crediting process. The post PR: Money Token Applies for Royalty-Free Patent on Crypto-Backed Lending Technology appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 19, 2018
Just days before the tiny nation of Gibraltar was said to draft their first initial coin offering (ICO) regulations, Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) of Switzerland appears to have stolen its thunder in an eleven page document published today. It could be the standard by which developed countries look to install their own versions. Also […] The post Switzerland Enacts ICO Guidelines appeared first on Bitcoin News.