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ShapeShift FOX token

ShapeShift launched FOX token, offering 0-commission trading

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ShapeShift, an instant crypto exchange platform has announced the launch of its FOX token, thanks to which users have the opportunity to make transactions without trading fees. We're revolutionizing #crypto trading by making it free. Read the announcement from #ShapeShift Founder & CEO...

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...

Maxim Zaslavsky scam

ICO organizer of REcoin is sentenced to a real prison term

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Brooklyn-based 39-year-old Maxim Zaslavsky, who was found guilty of fraud in organizing two ICOs, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. This was reported by the attorney of New York. Zaslavsky and his associates deliberately misled about 1,000 investors that the REcoin crypto coin they created was...

Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada plans to launch a crypto exchange

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Reportedly the most extensive by market capitalization bank of Canada is going to launch its crypto exchange. Royal Bank of Canada’s patents revealed some of the technologies that the financial institution may integrate and which would bring digital currency trading to RBC’s 16 million clients....

LocalBitcoins Finland

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:...

TON developers Telegram

Telegram will pay $235000 to developers of solutions for TON

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Representatives of the Telegram messenger reported that a prize fund of $235,000 will be distributed among 41 participants in the TON project solution developers contest. The largest winnings $28,750 will be received by Sexy Chameleon, who worked on asynchronous payment channels and a multisig...

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...

Pornhub Paypal crypto

Pornhub models switch to crypto after Paypal ceased services

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Popular adult content website Pornhub has announced the suspension of payments to models by PayPal. Members of the crypto community instantly reacted to this news. URGENT: PayPal has stopped all Pornhub model payouts. If you had PayPal as your payout method please change to direct deposit/SEPA, or...

Facebook Pay

Facebook presents a new payment system on its social media

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Can this be the first step for Libra struggle? Facebook has revealed a new payments system which intends to make online money transfers more manageable. Facebook Pay is going to work across Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, enabling users to send funds to their contacts and friends on...

Poloniex Justin Sun

Justin Sun confirms purchase of a stake in Poloniex exchange

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Justin Sun, founder of the TRON blockchain platform, confirmed that he is part of an investor group that recently acquired Poloniex from Circle Bitcoin startup. He also spoke about plans for cooperation with the exchange. Circle acquired Poloniex in February 2018, allegedly for 400 million,...

Trading volumes tracker

Crypto data tracker is fighting against fake trading volumes

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A successful data tracking service for crypto presents a new metric which, according to the organisation, is going to demonstrate real trading movement in a field disreputable for suspect volume figures more accurate. In the announcement, the company mentioned, that CoinMarketCap’s Liquidity...

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...

Robert Shiller Bitcoin

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...

bitcoin exchanges hack

7th hack in a year: Bitcoin exchanges lost $105 million

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Hackers hacked the Vietnamese VinDAX exchange, losses amounted to $500 thousand. Funds in 23 digital assets were withdrawn from the site, reports The Block. Hacking and the amount of damage was confirmed by the administrator of the Telegram channel of the exchange. According to him, the incident...

Silvergate IPO

Silvergate bank goes public on the New York Stock Exchange

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On Thursday, Nov. 6, a crypto-friendly Silvergate bank started marketing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. The IPO day of the bank was exactly after a year it has registered for going public, according to a tweet in NYSE account. NYSE Opening Bell 🔔: Silvergate (NYSE: $SI) celebrates...

Russia crypto law

Russia developing a mechanism for seizure of crypto by 2021

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The board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation instructed law enforcement agencies to develop a legal mechanism for the seizure of virtual assets for confiscation by December 31, 2021. This is reported by RBC with reference to an unnamed source. Rosfinmonitoring, the...

Ukraine FATF crypto

Ukraine adopted FATF rules for crypto market regulation

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The deputies of the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the 1st reading a draft law on the implementation of FATF standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism while regulating the crypto market. This was announced by the chairman of the deputy association Blockchain4Ukraine, People's...

Tokenized securities

Asian financials group sets tokenized securities’ roadmap

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Asia’s largest asset managers and financial services corporations have formed a representing group, which has published a document analysing the future of tokenized securities as a part of the average institutional toolkit, as well as calling on extra regulatory clarity to open the path....

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