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ProtonMail hodls Bitcoins

ProtonMail has been HODLing its Bitcoin payments for years

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ProtonMail announced on November 16 that it hasn’t been using any of BTCs it has received as payment from its premium users for years. The message was in answer to a client who accused that he felt derelict for using Bitcoin on a ProtonMail invoice instead for a long-term hodling. The exchange...

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LocalBitcoins licensed by Finland regulator

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The Finnish Financial Services Authority (FIN-FSA) has registered the LocalBitcoins p2p platform as an official virtual currency provider. To issue an approval, the regulator demanded that the platform demonstrate the required level:...

Bitcoin mining devices maker Canaan

Canaan Inc. lost Credit Suisse as a lead in its IPO

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Bitcoin mining devices maker Canaan Inc. lost the lead for its US IPO and has scaled back its offering. According to the information the corporation reported to the US SEC, it intends to offer 10 million American depository shares at $9 to $11 apiece to raise about $110 million. Previously, Canaan...

Alibaba partners with Lolli

You can now earn Bitcoin while shopping on Alibaba platform

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Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce leader, sprang a partnership with Lolli, a BTC bonuses shopping application. Now Alibaba users can get BTC when buying online. News about the partnership was published on November 11, Singles Day, which is a Chinese shopping holiday and is supposed to be one of the...

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Robert Shiller: mystery of Satoshi behind bitcoin popularity

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Descriptive information plays an important role in the popularity of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This statement was made by Nobel Laureate in Economics Robert Shiller in an interview with the official portal of Yale University. According to him, it was the mysterious background to the creation of...

Wright's trial

Trial resumes. Wright breaks Bitcoin settlement agreement

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Craig Wright, an Australian technologist, stated that he can’t pay the amount that was mentioned in the agreement contracted with the Kleiman estate. As to a court paper listed in the Southern District of Florida October 30, Wright broke the contract arrangement according to which he must abandon...

Chinese official supported development of the Bitcoin mining

Chinese official supported development of the Bitcoin mining

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The Chinese province of Sichuan, which produces 70% of all bitcoins in the world, has all the opportunities for an even wider attraction of miners. This was reported by CoinDesk with reference to a statement by the former vice president of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Yang Jiang. In...

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Starbucks for bitcoins: Bakkt launches consumer-oriented app

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The Bakkt crypto platform has announced the launch of an application with which consumers can pay at retail outlets, including the popular Starbucks coffee shop chain. A statement from Bakkt product director Mike Blandina said the application will launch in the first half of 2020, with Starbucks...

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Ukrainian cyber policemen are suspected of stealing bitcoins

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Four Kharkiv cyber police officers are suspected of stealing bitcoins after a search. Law enforcers allegedly transferred cryptocurrency from a wallet to a mobile device after it was withdrawn. The court decided to provide access to the data of mobile operators to clarify the circumstances. In...

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Startup Casa helps to transfer bitcoins after death

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Casa introduced a service, which allows transferring bitcoins to the heirs of their owner. It uses multi-signature and its security protocol. To date, there are 3 scenarios:...

Opera browser adds BTC payments

Opera browser adds BTC payments to Android version

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Opera company announced that Bitcoin e-commerce and TRON integration were added to the browser’s Android version. The freshly added features will let Android users make direct payments from the implemented wallet and efficiently use the decentralized application on the Tron blockchain. As...

Jered Kenna

An early BTC millionaire loses his love for the industry

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Bitcoin dropped 20% in late September, and one of the earliest Bitcoin millionaires came back to Twitter to talk about this. Jered Kenna is 37 years old, and he used to own thousands of BTCs, which he got for cents. Kenna also managed the initial crypto exchange in the US - TradeHill Inc. In a post...

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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Scientists proposed alter bitcoin with 0 energy consumption

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Scientists from the Lausanne Polytechnic School claim that they have developed an algorithm that will ensure the security of cryptocurrency transactions at the bitcoin level with practically zero energy consumption. According to Professor Rashid Gerraui, unlike the first cryptocurrency, the new...

Is Google’s quantum computing breakthrough threat to crypto?

Is Google’s quantum computing breakthrough threat to crypto?

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On September 20, the FT announced that a paper which was declared by Google researchers informed about a great computing breakthrough. Using this new quantum computer, developers succeeded to complete a calculation in approximately three minutes. This is considered to be the world’s most powerful...

Bitcoin drops lower as cryptos stabilize after earlier fall

Bitcoin drops lower as cryptos stabilize after earlier fall

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During Asia hours, Bitcoin retrieved some of its footings at the time altcoins staged a modest regain after the digital assets plunged overnight in the US. At 2:41 PM in Hong Kong Bitcoin dropped down by 1.2% to $8480, levelling out after a wild ride the preceding day that marked the biggest...

BTC price falls as futures exchange makes its trading debut

BTC price falls as futures exchange makes its trading debut

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On this Monday, 23 September. Intercontinental exchanges debuted selling the first Bitcoin futures contracts. This event was expected to start a brand-new episode in the coin’s turbulent history and the leading coin was supposed to grow in price. But this never happened. As of 11 AM in New York,...

Bitwise SEC BTC ETF

The chance of Bitwise Bitcoin ETF approval by SEC is 0.01%

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The Bitwise's app for the launch of BTC ETFs is extremely unlikely to be approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and does not exceed 0.01%, said American lawyer Jake Cherwinski, who specializes in crypto. According to him, VanEck and SolidX withdrew the app to launch a Bitcoin-based...

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