Posted Date: October 17, 2018
Bitcoin mining has been criticized by mainstream media, environmentalists and some economists for its energy consumption deemed excessive. Yes, the proof of work system burns a lot of electricity but does the planet suffer from deficit? Here’s a look at an interesting aspect of nuclear power generation ­– it turns out the wasted capacity of […] The post How Bitcoin Mining Can Help Nuclear Reactors appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 17, 2018
Cryptocurrency falls into a legislative gray area in many jurisdictions, which is why governments should take a particularly nuanced approach to developing regulatory frameworks for crypto trading, the outgoing chairman of Hong Kong’s securities regulator said in a recent interview. Also Read: Fidelity Launching Crypto Custody and Trading Services Key Challenge for Legislators “We have to […] The post Hong Kong Regulator: Cryptocurrencies ‘May Not Qualify as Securities’ appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 17, 2018
Cointext began offering its new SMS-based bitcoin cash wallet service on Oct. 15 in Turkey and Argentina, two countries in which cryptocurrency use has been rising sharply in response to dire economic conditions. Also read: Binance Launches Fiat-to-Crpto Exchange in Uganda Mobile Wallet Handles BCH Transactions by Text Message “Bitcoin is better money,” Vin Armani, founder […] The post Cointext Launches Bitcoin Cash SMS Wallet in Argentina and Turkey appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 17, 2018
Epoch Partners launched the retail public offering for a new hedge fund in Japan this week that will focus on cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Subscriptions for the offering, which opened on Oct. 15, have been capped at 100 billion yen ($892 million). Also Read: Research: 1 of 5 New Hedge Funds in 2018 Is a […] The post Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Retail Public Offering in Japan appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 17, 2018
Bitfinex has restored the ability of customers to make fiat currency deposits. Details of its new deposit system remain shrouded in secrecy, however, with the exchange going to extraordinary lengths to conceal the identity of the bank(s) in question. Its “distributed” system, designed to circumvent censorship, has brought the critics out in full force. Also […] The post Bitfinex Introduces Top Secret Banking System appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 17, 2018
NYU economics professor Nouriel Roubini, commonly known as Dr. Doom in mainstream financial media circles, is a long-established Bitcoin and cryptocurrency skeptic. In his latest rant he focuses on blockchain technology and the people promoting it. Also Read: Research: Corporations Fail to Deliver on Blockchain Hype, Scalability a Top Concern Greedy White Men Roubini, who […] The post Nouriel Roubini Attacks Blockchain in Latest Rant appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 16, 2018
Coinfloor, the oldest operational cryptocurrency exchange in the U.K., has become the first company to secure a distributed ledger technology (DLT) license in Gibraltar. Also Read: 19 Companies Licensed to Operate Crypto Exchanges in Philippine Economic Zone British Overseas Territory Recognizes First Offshore Crypto Entity The London-based crypto exchange, which is backed by Transferwise founder Taavet […] The post Coinfloor Obtains DLT Provider License in Gibraltar appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 16, 2018
Fifty traders who use Indian crypto exchange Instashift have shared their thoughts on the current crypto environment in India. Most of them said that they “hodl” and would continue to invest in crypto despite regulatory uncertainty. Also read: RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision Most Respondents Are Hodlers A survey was […] The post 50 Indian Traders Share Thoughts on Investing, RBI Ban, Future of Crypto in India appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 16, 2018
Today’s edition of The Daily starts where Monday’s left off: by looking at the latest on Tether, whose stablecoin anchors so much of the cryptoconomy. In related news, we detail Bitfinex’s banking situation and reveal why Coinbase has chosen Dublin to be its European headquarters. Also read: Tether Sheds Its Peg Tether Regains Ground The […] The post The Daily: Tether Regains Ground, Coinbase Does Dublin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: October 16, 2018
Governments and corporations have deployed censorship to limit speech and deprive people of vital communication channels. The ruling elite are trying to shush activists and freethinkers, but they are losing control and lashing out in frustration. This is why the emergence of decentralized tools and uncensorable money is more vital than ever. Also read: Bitcoin […] The post The Value of Uncensorable Technology in an Age of Censorship appeared first on Bitcoin News.