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China Police Said to Detain Crypto OTC Traders Amid Money Laundering Crackdown

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:01
Chinese police are stepping up efforts in cracking down on illegal economic activities, which now leads to crypto over-the-counter (OTC) traders being detained to assist investigations.

Bitcoin Startup Zap Is Working With Visa

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 12:00
Lightning Network startup Zap, Inc. is partnering with Visa to offer the most user-friendly bitcoin services since Cash App.

Bug in Moscow’s Blockchain Polling System Can Reveal How Users Voted: Report

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 10:56
The vulnerability allowed users votes in the recent constitutional poll to be decrypted, Russian journalists found.

Investment Fund Arcane Crypto Plans Nasdaq Nordic Listing Through $32M Reverse Takeover

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:14
A successful reverse takeover of Vertical Ventures would allow the crypto investment firm to appeal to a broader investor base, the firm said.

How Bitcoin Is Like Ham Radio

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:13
Bitcoin is decentralized, good in an emergency, supported by passionate fans and not likely ever to see mainstream adoption, says our columnist.

After Years of Resistance, BitPay Adopts SegWit for Cheaper Bitcoin Transactions

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 09:00
Payments processor BitPay has added support for SegWit, three years after a competing block size proposal fractured the Bitcoin community.

First Mover: Crypto.com Says User Growth Coming From Products, Not Token Speculation

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:47
Crypto.com saw the total number of users increase by 50% in the past few months, to 3 million people.

CNET Founder Launches Public Blockchain Network With Dollars Baked In

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 08:19
Public Mint puts dollars on the blockchain so users can use money whether or not they have bank accounts.

Sri Lanka’s Blockchain Bank KYC Platform to Enter Development ‘Shortly’: Central Bank

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 05:38
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is about to decide who will develop a blockchain platform that could speed up the processing of bank users' ID information.

Crypto Lender BlockFi Says Monthly Revenue Up 100% After Bitcoin Halving User Boost

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 04:17
BlockFi said it's seen a surge in revenue since the bitcoin halving and the launch of its mobile app.

Why Bitcoin Bulls Are Betting on Explosive Growth in India

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 03:30
Demand for bitcoin is up in India, thanks in part to the economic crisis. But Indian tech startups are more focused on Ethereum.

Researchers Expose Flaw in Bitcoin Wallets That Could Be Exploited for Double-Spending

Thu, 07/02/2020 - 02:00
A standard way to transact Bitcoin could be vulnerable to double-spending and DoS attacks, ZenGo has found.

Market Wrap: As Traditional Markets Rally, Bitcoin Gets Boring

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:30
Equities show strength as bitcoin stays rangebound above $9,000.

US Senators Float Bill Requiring Congressional Watchdog Study Crypto’s Role in Trafficking

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 16:12
Top members of the Senate Banking Committee plan to introduce legislation that would direct the congressional watchdog to study virtual currency’s role in drug and human trafficking.

Satoshi’s Unappreciated Marketing Genius, Feat. Dan Held

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 15:00
There is a constant free market competition to define the Bitcoin narrative, and Kraken’s Dan Held argues this is part of what makes the protocol so strong.

‘I Failed Terribly at Keeping My Identity Secret’: Scott Alexander on the Value of Pseudonymity

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:54
A New York Times decision to name Scott Alexander, the author of Slate Star Codex, raises questions about who deserves pseudonyms, journalism in 2020, and where we place value when it comes to news stories.

IOTA Foundation Enters Base Layer Race With ‘2.0’ Testnet

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:52
IOTA's new testnet addresses the technical feature that nuked the blockchain-like network for nearly two weeks earlier this year.

US Appeals Court Allows Warrantless Search of Blockchain, Exchange Data

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:15
A federal appeals court ruled public blockchain information and information stored on crypto exchanges do not provide a reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment.

Blockchain Tech Vendor Bison Trails Adds Ethereum 2.0 Support

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:03
Bison Trails announced it would provide services to help its clients transition to the Ethereum 2.0 network.

Decentralized Exchange Volumes Up 70% in June, Pass $1.5B

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 13:01
June trading volume on decentralized exchanges set a record high of $1.52 billion, up 70% from May.