Direct Democracy Party to Solve Issues With Crypto Rights in Russia

A new political force is being born in Russia out of the country’s tech business circles. The idea has been conceived by representatives of the country’s growing digital economy sector who want to embark on finding solutions to numerous issues that concern the crypto space. Also read: Eastern Europe Sees More Fiat Options for Trading Crypto World of Tanks Developer Leads Russian IT Party The political project was announced by members of the IT industry led by Vyacheslav Makarov, former product manager at Wargaming who was involved in the development…

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4 Bitcoin Mixers for the Privacy Conscious

In an era of unprecedented global surveillance, it is unreasonable to expect the blockchain world to be any different. It is perfectly reasonable, though, to resist this surveillance through countermeasures that thwart the would-be surveillers. Digital privacy is a right that everyone is entitled to. Thanks to the provision of bitcoin mixers, you can claim that entitlement by shuffling your coins and emerging with untainted crypto whose origins have been obfuscated. Also read: How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices Before You Mix, Know the Basics Just as…

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Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime

Thanks to the EU’s most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to facilitate violence, trafficking and laundering of cash with impunity. Also Read: Why the Counter Economy Is Necessary to Bitcoin’s Survival as a Disruptive Currency Who’s the Real Criminal? Pablo Escobar. El Chapo. ISIS. These are some of the infamous names that come to mind when people mention crimes like money…

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Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans

U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank’s agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank’s Exchange Network to fund loans and process repayments in real time. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia Silvergate Bank’s New Product Silvergate Bank announced on Wednesday that it has launched a new product called SEN Leverage, which uses the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN) to fund…

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First Bitcoin Cash Developers Meeting of 2020 to Be Held Today

Developers from Bitcoin ABC, Bitcoin Unlimited, BCHD, Bitcoin Verde and other teams, are meeting today to continue the building of the Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. They will discuss progress towards the May 15th Bitcoin Cash Network upgrade and the standardization progress for the BCH protocol. Also Read: Grassroots Bitcoin Cash House Movement Expands to Ghana First Bitcoin Cash Protocol Developers Meeting of 2020 Co-Owner and operator of Thefutureofbitcoin.cash, David R. Allen, has announced the first BCH protocol development meeting of 2020, which will take place this Thursday at 20:00 UTC. The…

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Uzbekistan to Create National Mining Pool, Launch Licensed Exchange

Establishing a “national mining pool” has been declared a priority in Uzbekistan. Miners who join the pool will enjoy lower electricity rates, announced the country’s agency overseeing the crypto industry. The Central Asian nation is also preparing to launch a licensed cryptocurrency exchange, where miners will be able to sell the coins they have minted. Also read: Turkey Prepares to Increase Oversight in the Crypto Space Consolidating Crypto Mining Power The National Agency for Project Management (NAPM), a government body under the President of Uzbekistan, revealed this week its 2020…

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Bitcoin Lawsuit Heats Up With More Bonded Courier Tales

During the last few days, cryptocurrency participants have been discussing the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit as new developments have revealed a third party provided Craig Wright with the necessary information to unlock an encrypted file he could not access previously. Additionally, another court filing explains that Wright provided the court with a list of his “bitcoin holdings” so he can comply with the court magistrate’s prior orders. Also read: Scottish Novelist Andrew O’Hagan Asked to Testify in Kleiman v. Wright Lawsuit Craig Wright Reveals a Third Party Has Provided…

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Bitcoin Futures Hit 3-Month High in Frenetic Tuesday Trading

January 14 was the best trading day of the year for many cryptocurrencies, which saw double or even triple-digit percentage gains. It was also a good day for futures markets, where more than $25 billion in trades was placed on Tuesday. The result constituted the busiest day for futures in almost three months, with the Binance-affiliated FTX seeing much of the action. Also read: Institutional and Retail Bitcoin Futures Demand Continues to Climb Bitcoin Shenanigans Get Futures Traders Buzzing Tuesday, Jan. 14 was all about bitcoin – all the bitcoins,…

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SEC Issues Alert Against Initial Exchange Offerings

The SEC has issued an alert to investors regarding initial exchange offerings. This warning is not an official statement on regulatory policy, but it does indicate the way the American market regulators view the practice and why many exchanges are shunning U.S. investors. Also Read: Telegram Rejects SEC Request to Hand Over Bank Records for TON SEC Warns Investors About IEOs The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy has urged investors to use caution before investing in initial exchange offerings. The alert explains that IEOs…

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Gavin Andresen Speaks About Ethereum’s Tornado and Wallet Privacy

Over the last couple of years. the former lead maintainer of the Bitcoin Core (BTC) repository Gavin Andresen has been quiet in regards to the crypto ecosystem. Andresen hasn’t been developing any projects and once in a while makes a comment or two about the digital currency industry. On Monday, January 13, Andresen shared the first blog post he’s written since November 2018, as he decided to review the zero-knowledge protocol for Ethereum called Tornado.cash. Also read: Privacy-Enhancing BCH Tool Cashfusion Begins Working Behind the Scenes Gavin Andresen’s Latest Blog…

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