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Survey: over a third of US companies accept cryptocurrencies

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36% of US small and medium-sized businesses accept cryptocoins as a payment method, and 59% of them previously acquired such assets for their own use. This is evidenced by a survey conducted by the order of the insurance company HSB. PRESS RELEASE: Our new national survey results conducted by...

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Arcane Research: Craig Wright provoked a Bitcoin SV pump?

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Arcane Research analysts published a report, in which they shared their thoughts on the reasons for the recent Bitcoin SV rally, which grew by almost 200% in 7 days. The Weekly Update: 2017 sentiments are back in the crypto market, as altcoins register wild gains. Read more about this and other...

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Malaysia has developed rules for IEO and ICO

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The Malaysian Securities Commission (SC) has developed rules for organizers of Initial Coin Offers (ICOs) and Initial Exchange Offers (IEOs). Startups are allowed to distribute tokens through venture capitalists and financial institutions without selling shares and without using debt instruments....

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Binance will begin expansion into the Japanese market

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Binance has begun negotiations on a strategic partnership with Z Corporation Inc. - a division of Softbank holding with a 60% stake in Yahoo! Japan and TaoTao exchange. Z Corporation, a subsidiary of Yahoo Japan, and TaoTao begin negotiations with #Binance for strategic partnerships in the Japanese...

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Former CFTC CEO leads blockchain-based digital USD project

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Ex-Chairman of the CFTC Christopher Giancarlo plans to promote the idea of digitizing the US dollar using blockchain technology by launching The Digital Dollar Project for this purpose. The organization’s statement said the launch of The Digital Dollar Project was a logical follow-up to an...

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Gemini Exchange opens cryptocurrency asset insurance company

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Gemini bitcoin exchange owned by the Winklevoss brothers created Nakamoto Ltd. for insurance of own custodial service for $200 million. Help for Nakamoto, Ltd. launch was provided by large insurance brokers Aon and Marsh. Gemini customers will be able to purchase additional insurance of their own...

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Visa takes over Coinbase exchange partner for $5.3 billion

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Visa payment system acquired fintech startup Plaid for $5.3 billion, working with the Coinbase crypto exchange and the Abra wallet. The deal will allow Visa to provide users with advanced payment options and related services for fintech developers. Visa's Executive Director and Chairman Al Kelly...

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Miners accused of flooding an apartment building in Russia

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In parallel, several apartments of the house in Krasnoyarsk were flooded with water. The affected residents are sure that all because of the mining farm located in one of the apartments. This was reported by Channel 7. As one of the tenants, whose apartment was flooded, assures, the incident...

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Trading volume in Bitcoin options on CME exceeded $2 million

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On Monday, January 13, the volume of trading in Bitcoin options on the CME exceeded $2 million. Bakkt failed to achieve such successes in more than a month. The volume at the CME was 55 contracts or 275 BTC. All contracts were call options. Looks like 55 contracts went through on CME's BTC...

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Eco-activist paid ransomware 1.4 million baht in bitcoins

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Avelife's cofounder of social and environmental projects in Singapore, Mark Cheng, has been abducted by a business partner in Thailand. The extortionist demanded a ransom of 1.4 million Thai baht (about $46 thousand), writes The New Paper. On January 9, Cheng, along with his colleague Lee Wei Kim,...

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Linkedin: blockchain entered the top with highest salaries

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In 2020, blockchain developers will become the most sought-after specialists - demand for them will exceed supply. This is evidenced by the study of a social network for finding and establishing business contacts LinkedIn. The analysis was carried out taking into account the professional skills and...

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Elon Musk wrote about Bitcoin again without fear of blocking

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The head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, once again shook the crypto community with a tweet about the first cryptocurrency. "Bitcoin is not my safe word", the entrepreneur briefly wrote. Bitcoin is *not* my safe word— Buff Mage (@elonmusk) January 10,...

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World of Tanks author will create a blockchain party

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The director of the Wargaming.net World of Tanks videogame, Vyacheslav Makarov, plans to create a “Direct Democracy Party” with an application on the blockchain, Kommersant writes. It is going to first take part in the 2020 regional elections, and then in the parliamentary elections of 2021....

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Mt.Gox ex-head asked court to acquit him on charge of fraud

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The former head of the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox, Mark Karpeles, intends to stop the lawsuit initiated by the former user of the platform back in 2014. This was reported by the Cointelegraph with reference to documents sent to the federal court of Chicago. Karpeles’s lawyers asked the...

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Bithumb will invest $8.6 million in a free blockchain zone

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South Korea's leading crypto exchange Bithumb intends to invest 10 billion won (about $8.6 million) in the “regulatory-free zone” of Busan to develop the blockchain technology. This was reported by The Block, citing a statement by the local ministry of small and medium-sized businesses and...

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CEO Binance refused dancing like Musk and gave in to Buterin

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The head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, danced on January 7 at the Tesla factory in Shanghai in honor of the launch of the Model Y SUV assembly. The crypto community could not ignore this. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance cryptocurrency exchange, noted that Musk once again raised the bar for...

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Bitcoin price unexpectedly touched $8000

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On the night of January 7, quotes of the first cryptocurrency in less than 4 hours rose from a level of about $7,500 to almost $8,000. Big Cheds crypto trader noted the formation of an inverted head and shoulders pattern on the Bitcoin price chart. In his opinion, for further growth, the...

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Bitcoin users made transactions for $673 billion in 2019

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In 2019, users transferred $673 billion on the Bitcoin network. This is 11% less than it was last year, according to Coinmetrics analytical service. Adjusted value settled on Bitcoin reached $673 billion in 2019, which is down 11% from last year, roughly the same as in 2017 but still nearly 4 times...

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