Posted Date: January 10, 2019
The South Korean government has released the results of its security inspection of cryptocurrency exchanges. Only seven of them passed all 85 of the inspection points. Fourteen previously-inspected exchanges still have not improved and 17 new crypto exchanges did not meet security standards. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations […] The post 7 Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pass Government Security Inspection appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 10, 2019
At the Israel Bitcoin Summit at Tel Aviv University on Jan. 8, veteran cryptographer Nick Szabo explained that the use of censorship-resistant cryptocurrencies will rise in countries sanctioned from trade and economies suffering from failed monetary planning. Szabo also argued that the world’s central banks might turn to cryptocurrency reserves in the future in order […] The post Nick Szabo: Central Banks May Turn to Cryptocurrency Reserves Over Gold appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 10, 2019
For years, bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been struggling to get off the ground and receive approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Passive fund providers are now arguing there is sufficient market liquidity for a bitcoin ETF to be launched in 2019.  Also read: SEC Wants Second Look at Nine Bitcoin ETFs […] The post Fund Providers Insist There’s Enough Market Liquidity for a Bitcoin ETF appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 10, 2019
The blockchain-powered blogging platform Steemit is being accused of centralization and censorship. On Jan. 7, 2019, the hacker group The Dark Overlord had its account banned from Steemit by a developer known as ‘Jredbeard’ for violating the company’s terms of service agreement. Also Read: Developer Releases Cash-DB, a Terab Project Fork for the BCH Network Steemit […] The post Immutability Questioned After Steemit Blog Bans 9/11 Blackmailer’s Account appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 10, 2019
The European Banking Authority (EBA), a regulatory agency of the European Union, has published its assessment into the application of EU law to crypto assets. The agency, which is headquartered in London, recommends that the European Commission tables a response to the risks regulators associate with the field such as money laundering. Also Read: FBI […] The post Banking Agency Advises European Commission to Assess Common Crypto Approach appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 10, 2019
At least 24 tobacco shops have started selling bitcoin coupons in the French capital of Paris. Widely known as “tabacs”, the stores received regulatory approval for the cryptocurrency sales late last year. More than 6,500 tabacs – representing about a quarter of the registered tobacco stores in France – are expected to start offering BTC […] The post Bitcoin Goes on Sale in 24 French Tobacco Stores appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 10, 2019
BCH developer conversations have been taking place ahead of the upcoming May 2019 upgrade. In their latest video meeting, devs agreed that they need to know how much BCH is locked up in p2sh segwit addresses. It was also agreed that Andrea Suisani will take charge of the byte transaction size limit and Mark Lundeberg will review […] The post Jason Cox Extends Open Invitation for Assistance With Development and Review of Bitcoin Cash Code appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 9, 2019
There are now over 4,000 bitcoin ATMs throughout the world, global statistics provided by Coinatmradar.com show. Nearly all of them support bitcoin (BTC) and a growing number are supporting bitcoin cash (BCH). Most of the machines, also known as BATMs, can be found in the U.S., though their presence is steadily growing, not only in developed European […] The post Bitcoin ATMs Continue to Spread Across the Globe appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 9, 2019
In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily we cover a new feature that will allow Bitpay merchants to automatically diversify their settlements, a downsizing at Shapeshift that will see its team cut by a third, a show of commitment to the crypto industry by the government of Malta, and a new offering of BCH margin trading. […] The post The Daily: Bitpay Adds Multi-Crypto Settlements, Shapeshift Downsizes appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: January 9, 2019
Thailand has officially granted licenses to three cryptocurrency exchanges and one broker-dealer. Two exchanges have been rejected and one is still being reviewed. These seven companies have been temporarily allowed to operate in the country. Two of them will now begin closing down their businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for […] The post Thailand Issues 4 Cryptocurrency Licenses, Rejects 2 Exchanges appeared first on Bitcoin News.