Posted Date: December 18, 2017
According to the owner of the Russian cryptocurrency news outlet Forklog, Anatoly Kaplan, his media firm is being harassed by Ukrainian law enforcement officials. On December 15, agents from the Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) searched both Kaplan’s apartment and the Forklog offices in Odessa for an alleged association with U.S. nationals committing criminal activities. Also […] The post Russian Crypto News Outlet Shook Down by the Ukrainian Security Service appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
In 2014, Newsweek doxxed Dorian Nakamoto, an unassuming senior, as the creator of bitcoin. The bumbling Dorian, who claimed never to have heard of the digital currency, was besieged by journalists for days, prompting him to plot a harassment lawsuit. As introductions to bitcoin go, Dorian’s was hellish. And yet, three years on from the […] The post How Dorian Nakamoto Became Satoshi Nakamoto appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
Any American bitcoin investors who were hoping to avoid paying taxes for their profits this year by trading them for altcoins are in for an unpleasant surprise. New regulations have been tailored specifically to make sure U.S. taxpayers can’t use this method to avoid giving the IRS their cut. Also Read: South Africa Wants to […] The post Trading Bitcoin for an Altcoin Won’t Shield You From the IRS Anymore appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
If the safety of your bitcoins is keeping you awake at night, perhaps it’s time you considered a more secure solution. Exchanges can be hacked, smartphones can die, and hardware wallets can be lost. For the ultra-paranoid, there’s only one storage option that’s impregnable to all known attack vectors – the brainwallet. If you get […] The post Brainwallet: The Bitcoin Wallet That’s All in Your Head appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
EtherSport, an innovative online sports lottery platform based on blockchain technology an Ethereum smart contracts, is about to finish it’s ICO. EtherSport has created a unique kind of lottery, contrary to many similar services, not based on guessing random numbers, but involving the exact determination of sports events results, which cannot be influenced by anyone. This means that players can leverage their analytical skills, to generate immense profits. You can still take part in the last, 4th, stage of the ICO and receive the 100% bonus. The post PR: Online Sports Lottery Ethersport Launches MVP and Offers 100% Bonus! appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Sunday December 17th that the next Group of 20 (G20) meeting would include discussion about how to regulate the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. The digital asset hasn’t ceased in making news all year, and European politicians appear more concerned in direct proportion to its price increase, […] The post Crypto to Take Center Stage at G20 – “Need to See How We Can Regulate Bitcoin” appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
Bitcoin markets took a slide on Sunday evening December 17 about an hour after CME Group launched the company’s futures markets. Even though the beginning of the derivatives sessions were quite bullish with contracts above $20K, bitcoin’s spot markets dipped to a low of $17,925 across many exchanges. Also Read: Bitcoin Fees Have Become Infeasible BTC […] The post Markets Update: Bitcoin Spot Prices Slide After CME Group Opens Futures appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
Last week the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) introduced its bitcoin-based futures markets and the first day got a reasonable level of fanfare. Now the largest options exchange in the world, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has launched its bitcoin derivatives products. Here’s what you can expect from CME Group’s bitcoin futures opening day. […] The post Options Giant CME Launches Bitcoin Futures — Here’s What to Expect appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
Since the fall of the darknet markets Hansa and Alpha Bay, three markets have taken the reigns on the deep web. Now Dream, Point Marketplace, and the Wall Street Market are the top darknet markets, and since they took over, there’s a variety of different kind of vices other than drugs. Also read: Bitcoin’s Market Cap […] The post Not Just Drugs: Darknet Markets Carry a Variety of Goods for Your Bitcoin appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: December 18, 2017
In 2013, one bitcoin cost $20. In 2017, it costs $20 to send one bitcoin. With record highs, thriving adoption, and media attention, this should be a celebratory time for bitcoin believers. And yet it’s hard to shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right. How did we reach a point where the world’s bank […] The post Bitcoin Fees Have Become Infeasible appeared first on Bitcoin News.