South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations

FX Choice, a forex and crypto trading company, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level marketing scam. The company says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a firm that claims to have “118,027 members in 192 countries” and ostensibly sees “12,879.70 Bitcoin in trade daily.” The recent findings prompted FX Choice to take action one month before the Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued a cease and desist order. TSSB issued its cease and desist order in July. In…

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Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 Worldwide

The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. Nearly 9,000 Bitcoin ATMs There are currently 8,947 cryptocurrency ATMs and 211,239 non-ATM locations you can buy or sell cryptocurrencies at across 71 countries, according to cryptocurrency ATM tracking website Coinatmradar. In July, the number of crypto ATMs rose from 8,490 to 8,919, the site revealed Monday. While there were 544 new…

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Government Official Updates Progress of India’s Cryptocurrency Law

A government official has reportedly confirmed that a “note” regarding the legal framework for cryptocurrency in India has been forwarded to related ministries for inter-ministerial discussions. It would then be presented to the cabinet for approval. Status of Indian Crypto Bill India’s cryptocurrency bill is back in the limelight on Tuesday after Moneycontrol reported on a “note” that seeks to “ban trade in cryptocurrency,” citing an unnamed government official. On the condition of anonymity, the official told the publication that the Indian government has been holding consultations with the law…

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Over 90% of ETH’s Supply Now in Profit

More than 90% of ETH’s circulating supply is now in profit. The last time this level was observed was in early 2018 when the price of the cryptocurrency was $925. Research and analytics firm Glassnode reported Monday that the percentage of ETH’s supply in profit has reached a level not seen since early 2018. The firm tweeted: Over 90% of the circulating ETH supply is now in a state of profit, i.e. the current price is higher compared to the price at the time the coins last moved. “Last time…

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Government-Owned Swiss Bank Launching Crypto Trading and Custody Services

Basler Kantonalbank (BKB), Switzerland’s eighth-largest bank, is getting into crypto through its subsidiary, Bank Cler. Owned by the Swiss Canton of Basel-City, BKB has total assets of approximately $49 billion. Swiss Canton Bank Launching Crypto Services Local Swiss government-owned commercial bank BKB will be offering cryptocurrency services through Bank Cler, the bank told Citywire Switzerland Monday. Founded in 1899, Basler Kantonalbank, also called Basel Cantonal Bank, offers retail, corporate and private banking services. It has total assets of approximately $49 billion. Bank Cler said that its crypto push is in…

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European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users

2gether, a Spanish cryptocurrency trading platform, has been hacked for about $1.4 million and company executives claim that they do not have the money to repay customers. Chief executive officer Ramon Ferraz Estrada said over the course of several tweets on Monday that the breach of July 31 affected crypto investment accounts and exposed user private keys. A separate announcement later expressed the exchange’s doubts over reimbursing the stolen funds, citing a lack of financial capacity. Instead, company officials offered customers the bourse’s native 2GT token as full compensation. “In…

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Bitcoin’s 10% Drop Shrugged Off – Traders Expect More Big Dips On the Way Up

Bitcoin investors are shrugging off the recent drop in value that saw a loss of over 10.9% on Sunday. A number of speculators believe the price is still very bullish but expect some more big dips along the way. Meanwhile, optimism has been cushioned as onchain statistics show that exchange withdrawals also surpassed deposits on Sunday. This past Sunday, bitcoin (BTC) took a price hit and the entire crypto market followed it’s downward slump from a high of $12,000 to below $10,700 losing 10.9% in value. The sharp drop was…

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