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Bithumb Global Russia

Bithumb launched a platform for Russian-speaking users

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On Tuesday, October 22, Bithumb Global launched a Russian-language version of the platform as part of a global expansion strategy. This was reported in a press release. Now users and projects from Russia have access to such exchange products as stage investments, an improved mechanism for approving...

Bitfinex sues U.S. court

Bitfinex sues U.S. court to regain frozen $880 million

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iFinex Inc. lawyers appealed to a US court with a request to oblige a certain Rondell Clyde Monroe to give an affidavit regarding 880 million frozen in the accounts of the Panamanian processing company Crypto Capital. Clyde Monroe is the vice president of TCA Investment Bancorp and Trust Company...

Tor bitcoin hack

ESET discovered a fake Tor browser stealing users' bitcoins

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A Trojan version of the anonymous Tor browser aimed at Russian-speaking users to steal bitcoins in the darknet markets was discovered by ESET, an anti-virus software company. Hackers distribute a fake browser through two resources: tor-browser.org and torproect.org, which have existed since 2017....

Bank of America Ripple

Media: Bank of America tests Ripple technology

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Bank of America, the second-largest US bank, has publicly tested the Ripple distributed ledger technology and may have further plans in this direction. A Ripple spokeswoman did not confirm or deny whether the bank is a client of fintech startups, noting only that the parties conducted a joint pilot...

ChainPoint 19 conference

Chainpoint 19 conference was held in Yerevan

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Nooor Armenian Blockchain Association organized an international conference ChainPoint 19, which was held on October 14 and 15 at the Dvin Hotel in Yerevan. During the event, representatives of the crypto community of different countries made their speeches, various panel discussions were held, as...

Libra forced central banks to reconsider their activities

Libra forced central banks to reconsider their activities

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Facebook's digital currency Libra has pushed central banks to reform their work. This was stated by the head of the Bank of Sweden Stefan Ingves, noting that the regulator is exploring the possibility of issuing its digital currency. In a conversation with CNBC, he called Libra “an incredibly...

litecoin 8 years

8 years - $500 billion transactions made in Litecoin network

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Litecoin, also known as Digital Silver, celebrated its 8th birthday on Sunday, October 13th. One of the oldest cryptos in the space, today Litecoin ranks sixth in terms of capitalization in the CoinMarketCap rating. The network was launched on October 13, 2011, and this date is considered the...

Ripple BRD wallet

Ripple announces rebranding and investments in BRD wallet

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The xCurrent payment system and the xVia corporate payment API from fintech company Ripple are included in the single RippleNet brand. At the same time, a California-based company invested 750,000 in a BRD wallet, which will now add support for the XRP token. Representatives of Ripple reported on...

OpenLibra partner refute

4 prospective OpenLibra partners refute participation in it

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The author of the initiative to create an alternative version of the digital currency Libra incorrectly provided information about some of the project participants. So, representatives of Tendermint, Chainlink, Web3 Foundation and Hashed denied their participation in it, CoinDesk reports. Earlier...

WCIT blockchain

Blockchain and decentralization at WCIT 2019 conference

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The most long-awaited IT conference of the year was held in Armenia. It also covered the topic of using the blockchain technology. WCIT 2019 was held in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan from October 6 to 9 with the support and under the high patronage of the Government of the Republic of Armenia. It...

TON GRAM Coinbase

Coinbase custody adds TON's GRAM token support

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The custodial division of Coinbase announced its readiness to add support for GRAM tokens of the upcoming Telegram Open Network project. In addition to GRAM, Coinbase Custody is going to add Solana (SOL) and Orchid (OXT) coins after launching the respective networks. Company representatives...

Zuckerberg Libra Congress

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in the US Congress about Libra

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The head of the largest social network Facebook Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the Committee on financial services of the US House of Representatives. This was reported on the website of the department. Hearings on “studying the impact of Facebook on financial services and housing” will be...

regulation of crypto

EC promised to introduce single rules for regulating crypto

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The current Executive Vice President of the European Commission for Financial Services and Economics Valdis Dombrovskis promised, in the event of his re-election to this post, to introduce new rules for regulating the cryptocurrency industry. It is reported by Reuters. According to him, in light of...

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

Ukraine: propose to legalize mining and create crypto valley

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On Monday, October 7, a meeting was held on the regulation of the crypto and blockchain industry in Ukraine. Representatives of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Verkhovna Rada, the Office of Effective Regulation (BRDO), as well as relevant associations and businesses participated in it....

Armenia crypto mining

A case on theft of $1 million from sale of miners in Armenia

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Armenian law enforcement authorities suspect a 22-year-old citizen of stealing $1,046,000 from the sale of equipment for cryptocurrency mining. In October last year, the suspect met with a potential buyer and offered him to purchase the Z9 mini ASIC miner, the News-Armenia news agency reported...

Libra Paypal Facebook

PayPal didn't attend Libra Association meeting

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Representatives of the payment company PayPal did not attend a meeting with members of the Libra Association in Washington, where they discussed a strategy for cooperation with regulators amid fierce criticism of the project. According to sources in the Financial Times, only PayPal was not present...

Chainalysis ERC-20 tokens

Chainalysis tracks suspicious transactions on 10 ETH tokens

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Chainalysis, an analytic startup, added support for 10 ERC-20 tokens to its solution to counter money laundering using cryptocurrencies. This was reported by The Block. Support added for Maker, Dai, 0x, OmiseGo, Basic Attention Token, and other assets. Chainalysis will also provide its customers...

OhioCrypto suspension

Ohio state stops accepting tax payments in bitcoins

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Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprag announced the suspension of the OhioCrypto.com web service, which allowed companies registered in the region to pay taxes in bitcoins. Ohio opened the opportunity for businesses to pay taxes with cryptocurrency in November 2018. The service was organized in partnership...

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