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Brave Browser Donations Controversy: Not Optional For Creators

When Bitcoinist reported on the ability to tip content creators directly from Brave browser, that was a positive thing, right? Actually, not so much when it uses creators’ names and photos, to collect donations ‘for them’, without their consent. The Brave YouTuber Popular British YouTuber, Tom Scott, takes pride in not …

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Crypto Assets to Be Regulated Differently in the US, Potential Impact on Industry

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The United States government could regulate crypto assets and tokens differently than stocks and traditional assets by altering the existing regulatory framework on securities. On Dec. 22, CNBC reported that two congressmen — Warren Davidson and Darren Solo — have introduced a bipartisan bill entitled “Token Taxonomy Act,” in an …

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Saying Goodbye to the Blockchain Romantics

Elly Zhang is director of partnerships of Heliocor, a leading regulatory technology company based in London. She previously lead Asia growth initiatives for the cryptocurrency wallet startup Blockchain. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  As crypto prices continue to fall, 2018 is ending on a …

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls Draw the Line at $3,200

Bitcoin price ran hard this week and now appears to be taking a breather and consolidating…or receding to double bottom near $3,200. Bitcoin Price: Market Overview What a week! The stock market is closing in on the worst week in a decade. The American government is on the verge of …

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Following Crypto Mining Crash, GPU Producer Nvidia Worst Performer in S&P 500

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The drastic decrease in crypto mining profitability has hit graphics processing unit (GPU) producers like Taiwan-based Nvidia hard. In Q4 2018, the firm experienced a massive sell-off of its shares, cutting the stock price by 54 percent and making it the worst performer in the S&P 500, CNBC reports on …

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Ron Paul: Abolish the Federal Reserve, Embrace Bitcoin

Former US congressman, Ron Paul, has been bashing the Federal Reserve again after it raised interest rates a quarter of a point. The renowned Bitcoin fan, called for the Fed’s abolition, saying that the free market should dictate interest rates. End The Fed Paul, who has a long history of …

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Launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market May Get Postponed Again

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, is likely to delay the launch of Bakkt, its bitcoin futures trading and custody platform, a second time, CoinDesk has learned. The company last set Jan. 24 as the launch date. However, ICE has yet to receive the necessary …

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Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Launches Margin Trading for Stablecoin Tether

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Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has introduced margin trading for stablecoin Tether (USDT), according to a blog post published Dec. 21. Bitfinex has launched margin trading for the USDT/USD pair, which would purportedly lead to more efficient price discovery and enable users to hedge the exposure taken on stablecoins. Along …

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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Impose Sanctions on Iranian National Cryptocurrency

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United States lawmakers have introduced a bill to levy further sanctions on Iranian financial institutions and the development and use of the national digital currency. HR 7321 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Mike Gallagher on Dec. 17. In a bid to combat money laundering and terrorism-related …

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US Telecoms Giant Comcast to Make Blockchain Software Available in 2019

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American global telecommunications conglomerate Comcast aims to make its blockchain initiative Blockgraph commercially available in 2019, according to a press release published Dec. 21. “Comcast is currently working with NBCUniversal to test Blockgraph’s capabilities with plans of incorporating it into its addressable offering in early 2019,” states the release. Comcast …

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