Posted Date: June 17, 2018
Cryptocurrency markets are steadily coasting along after suffering from some volatile low swings last week. Over the past 24 hours, most cryptocurrencies are still in the red nurturing losses between 1-3 percent, and a few are in the green by a few percentages. At the time of publication, the price of bitcoin cash (BCH) is […] The post Markets Update: SEC Adds a Brief Market Spike — But Will It Last? appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 17, 2018
The Dutch financial regulator, The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has published a letter addressed to new and currently existing institutions invested in cryptocurrencies. The letter seeks to inform that certain cryptocurrency investment activities may require licensing from the AFM, however, expresses “serious doubts” as to “whether managers of investment institutions in cryptos […] The post Dutch AFM on Licensing Requirements for Institutions Invested in Crypto appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 17, 2018
Embattled cryptocurrency exchange, Bitgrail, announced ongoing bankruptcy proceedings in Italy have turned full force, as the court seized the exchange’s bitcoin wallets. The ecosystem seems decidedly torn between addressing the fundamental cause, a hack that drained $170 million, and making victims whole.   Also read: William Shatner Joins Bitcoin Mining Project, Admits He Doesn’t Quite […] The post Bitgrail Bitcoin Assets Taken by Italian Government, Victims Still Fuming appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 17, 2018
The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), a transnational institution owned by and comprised of central banks that seeks to “fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks,” recently published its quarterly review of “International banking and financial market developments” for June 2018. The report includes an op-ed written by […] The post BIS GM Argues New Cryptos Are “the Alchemy of the Age of Innovation” appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 17, 2018
Japanese police from 10 prefectures have arrested website operators using Coinhive to tap into the computer power of their site visitors to mine cryptocurrencies without consent. They are accused of violating the law banning the use of computer viruses. Some people have already been fined. The police have been monitoring the Coinhive program since it […] The post Japanese Police Arrest Coinhive Users for Violating Law Banning Computer Viruses appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 17, 2018
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 Bitmain’s head of marketing have complained to the social media company’s support team and Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey. The account lockdown marks the second high profile bitcoin-related account that’s been banned […] The post Censorship, Bans, and ETH Scams: Twitter Suspends Bitmain’s Official Account appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 16, 2018
The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 6 Crypto Can Create a “Perfect” Political System The anarchists…work not for a perfect social state, but for a perfect political system. A perfect social state is…totally free from sin or crime or folly; a perfect political system is merely a […] The post Wendy McElroy: Crypto Can Create a “Perfect” Political System appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 16, 2018
Today’s Bitcoin in Brief features several examples of digital coins entering all spheres of life. A leading German auto manufacturer has revealed its cars may soon be fitted with onboard cryptocurrency wallets. A company now offers crypto payments for inmates in prisons across America. And in South Africa, a new token will support rhino conservationists, […] The post Bitcoin in Brief Saturday: Coins for Drivers, Prisoners, and Conservationists appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 16, 2018
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 comparisons of well over a dozen exchanges, including real-time arbitrage data and ratings for liquidity, compliance, reliability, and security. Also read: Hollywood Stars in Movie About Crypto Money Laundering CER Aims to […] The post New Platform Ranks Cryptocurrency Exchanges by Liquidity, Security, and Reliability appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: June 16, 2018
For more than a decade, Freedom Fest has been a top attraction on the conference circuit for those leaning toward freer markets. Through the years, it has grown to include speakers and topics well beyond economics. In doing so, it has attracted some of the most interesting minds in the world.  Also read: William Shatner […] The post Freedom Fest 2018: Cryptocurrency Speakers, Debates, & Growing Interest Among Attendees appeared first on Bitcoin News.