PR: Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority Approves Tokenized Real Estate Investment Product

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. CROWDLITOKEN AG pioneers and starts distribution of a digital bond – European retail investors benefit as well For the first time in Europe, the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority (FMA) has approved the offering prospectus for a tokenised real estate investment product. CROWDLITOKEN AG is thus a pioneer for new financial innovations. The Security…

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How They Will Attack Bitcoin: The Hypocritical Shock Campaign of US Monetary Policy

On July 16, U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave a short press briefing discussing cryptocurrencies and the pressing need for regulation. A 28-minute slodge of alphabet agency soup, studded with calculated mentions of “terrorism” nearly every minute, casual observers were left confused. Are we talking about crypto or biological weapons of mass destruction here? Make no mistake, these misguided attacks on Bitcoin will continue as long as a threat is posed to obsolete and violent government economic systems. How they will attack is predictable: using some of…

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Bitcoin Extends Losses With 12% Slide, Targets $8,000

Bitcoin continues to trade at four figures today as a new wave of bearish momentum sends the asset plummeting below $9,600. A couple of big red candles dumped bitcoin over a thousand bucks in a matter of hours and has left the asset scrambling to find support. Bitcoin Drops Over $1,000 in a Day This is not the first time BTC has shed over a thousand dollars in a day, and it probably wont be the last. From a Monday high of $11k bitcoin dropped to settle at the mid…

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New Call Options Allow Joe Schmoe to Bet on $100,000 Bitcoin

LedgerX recently revealed a new call option that could help push Bitcoin price to $100k by 2020.  Hey Bitcoin, When Moon? Regular Joe Schmoe investors can now place bets on Bitcoin rising to $100,000 thanks to regulated derivatives offered by LedgerX exchange. LedgerX recently revealed the call option and participants are betting that Bitcoin price will top $100k by December 2020. This means Bitcoin would need to pull-off a 10x move from today’s price and this would also bring the digital asset’s market capitalization to $2 trillion.  For the past…

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Number of IBM Blockchain Patents Surge 300% In One Year

The number of blockchain patents that IBM owns has surged by as much as 300% in a little less than a year. With other major corporations getting seriously involved in the industry, this goes on to show that the interest in the field is steadily increasing.  IBM Dominates Blockchain Patent Ownership Multinational information technology company International Business Machines (IBM), is leading the blockchain patent ownership across the US, data shows. Apparently, the company owns around 108 blockchain-related patents, which marks an increase of more than 300% compared to last year.…

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Global Crypto War Is Heating up – Iran Next in Line With Its Own Gold-Backed Coin

Control of the U.S. dollar and the global financial system that depends on it gives the American government an incredibly powerful tool in shaping international affairs. As such, it is not surprising that its geopolitical rivals around the world will try to exploit the invention of cryptocurrency to take the USD down a peg. The latest example comes from Iran that now wants to create a digital token backed by gold. Also Read: Iranians Defy Warning and Share Pictures of Bitcoin Mining in Mosque Central Bank of Iran Approves Gold…

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Tor Project Bitcoin Donation Fund Raises 65% on First Day

The group behind internet privacy project, Tor, has launched a bitcoin donation fund as part of their fight against web censorship and surveillance. Tor Teams Up With Bitpay The web privacy advocates aim to raise $10,000 in a two-week crowdfunding campaign which will go towards the fight against internet censorship. The Tor project enables users to access the internet privately and anonymously while circumventing government censors and firewalls. This is facilitated through the Tor Browser which is a modified version of Firefox that can bypass ISP filters and access an…

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Overview: Facebook Libra Project US Senate Hearing

Earlier today Facebook Libra met with US Senators from the Senate Banking Committee. Here are a few highlights of note from the hearing. Facebook Libra Meets with Lawmakers Again Today Facebook answered questions from concerned US lawmakers on the Senate Banking Committee. As previously covered by Bitconist, lawmakers are worried that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency could operate outside the regulatory oversight of authorities and also function as a safe haven for illicit criminal activity.  When questioned about the intricacies of the cryptocurrency, Calibra head David Marcus said that Facebook will only…

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How to Create and Airdrop Your Own Token to Your Friends

Roughly a year ago, the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) debuted on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network, giving anyone the ability to mint, store, receive, and send SLP tokens. Since then there’s been a ton of tokens created on the BCH network as the simplicity of the system outpaces tokens built on alternative chains like ERC20s and sending the tokens is far cheaper than most networks as well. The following walkthrough describes how to create SLP tokens and airdrop them to your friends and family in a short space of time.…

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Bitcoin Has Found A New Admirer In House Rep. Kevin McCarthy

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy says he “likes Bitcoin” and suggested that the government should “start using blockchain”.   Is Facebook Building a Shadow Bank? Since revealing the concept for it’s new Libra cryptocurrency, Facebook has again become a topic of deep discussion and contention. Various governments around the world have expressed concern over the company operating what some have labeled a shadow bank and many are resorting to using the age-old trope that cryptocurrency facilitates illegal activity as a defense.  There are hardly any lawmakers issuing commentary supportive of Libra…

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