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Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

Diamonds and the Treasury Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has ‘Intrinsic Value’ in Economics

Diamonds and the Debt Ceiling: Why Nothing Has 'Intrinsic Value' in EconomicsThe U.S. Treasury Department has just issued an urgent letter requesting a lift on the debt ceiling, warning Congress of imminent financial collision in September as federal cash is running out. Though this scenario has played out many times before, it takes on special significance now in light of president Trump’s recent comments about bitcoin, […]

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PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto Lending

PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto Lending

PR: Cred and Bitcoin.com Join Forces to Boost Crypto LendingBy John Yearwood Cred Correspondent Amid a dramatic Bitcoin bull run, two of the most influential names in the blockchain finance industry have launched a platform to expand global lending and earning on investments in cryptocurrency. The partnership between Bitcoin.com and Cred allows Bitcoin.com customers to earn up to 10 percent interest on Bitcoin and […]

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Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Grows and Exchange Supports BCH in the Weekly Video Update

Bitcoin Cash Merchant Adoption Grows and Exchange Supports BCH in the Weekly Video Update

Businesses around the world continue to adopt bitcoin cash as a payment method and an exchange adds support for trading BCH. Watch these and other developments discussed in this week’s video update hosted by Roger Ver on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com Bitcoin Cash […]

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How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

How US ‘Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Draft Bill Targets Facebook’s Libra

US Bill 'Keep Big Tech Out of Finance’ Discussion Draft Targets Facebook's LibraFacebook’s digital currency plans have caused concern among bureaucrats worldwide and members of the U.S. government seem fearful of a giant tech establishing itself as a financial institution. Prior to the U.S. congressional hearings and the upcoming G7 finance meeting, a U.S. discussion draft bill, the Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act, hopes to […]

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PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global Market

PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global Market

PR: Matrix Exchange Receives Approval From Abu Dhabi Global MarketAbu Dhabi-based crypto asset exchange, Matrix Exchange announced on July 12 that it has received an In-Principle Approval (IPA) from by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) to operate as a crypto asset exchange and custodian in ADGM.

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Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Panda Group’s Crypto Terminals Offer Venezuelans a Bridge to Economic Prosperity

Arley Lozano, founder of the cryptocurrency based startup Panda Group, recently explained how his firm is spreading cryptocurrency adoption throughout Colombia and Venezuela. Panda Group has deployed 10 hybrid cryptocurrency point-of-sale (PoS) terminals that also act as automated teller machines (ATM). Four of the machines are situated near the border of Venezuela, giving refugees from […]

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South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion

South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network CongestionOn July 12, South African payment gateway service Payfast announced the company is dropping bitcoin core (BTC) payments due to network congestion and high fees. Payfast emphasized that BTC has a number of limitations and design flaws which makes it an “impractical substitute for cash.” Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats Up

Binance Adds Margin as Exchange Competition Heats UpThis week, the world’s largest exchange by trading volume, Binance, launched margin trading. In doing so, it made the elite group of exchanges that offer crypto derivatives less exclusive than it once was. Binance, Kucoin, and Bitmax have all rolled out margin products this year, in a bid to give market leaders Bitmex and Deribit […]

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Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service Providers

Thailand Approves 4 New Cryptocurrency Service ProvidersThe Thai Securities and Exchange Commission has approved four new crypto business operators to legally operate in the country. In addition to licensing a new crypto exchange, the government has officially approved the country’s first three digital token portals. Meanwhile, new rules, conditions, and procedures have been introduced for digital asset businesses. Also read: G20 […]

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Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country to Affirm Its Currency Status

Georgia Exempts Bitcoin From VAT to Become the Next Country Affirming Its Currency StatusCryptocurrency taxation is a subject that concerns a growing number of users, traders and investors. An area that creates a lot of confusion among taxpayers is the application of VAT, or the value-added tax most countries levy on the sales of goods and services. Georgia has become the latest nation to free crypto-fiat transactions from […]

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Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

Miners Flock to Iran Where Bitcoin Mining Is Set to Be Sanctioned

Iran’s Central Bank Will Allow Bitcoin Mining Operations as Miners Flock to the Oil-Rich NationAccording to regional reports, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is planning to allow licensed cryptocurrency mining as long as operations are charged for electricity based on the price of export. The CBI governor, Abdol Nasser Hemmati, explained that mined cryptocurrencies should flow back into the Iranian economy. Also read: Bitcoin Miner Recounts Struggle to […]

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‘Zimdollar’ Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency Flounders

‘Zimdollar’ Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency Flounders

'Zimdollar' Reboot: Bitcoin Fills Liquidity Gaps as New Zimbabwe Currency FloundersP2P bitcoin trade is surging in Zimbabwe via mobile exchange platforms like Ecocash, despite recent government efforts to curb the use of competing currencies locally. As of June 24, the reinstated Zimbabwe dollar (formerly RTGS dollar) is now the only recognized currency in the economically embattled southern African country. Finance minister Mthuli Ncube sees the […]

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Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

Win 2019 Rugby World Cup Tickets When You Play at Games.Bitcoin.com

Are you a cryptocurrency user and rugby fan who’s always dreamed of going to the World Cup? Here’s your chance to win tickets to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, including flights and accommodation, in an exclusive competition at Games.Bitcoin.com. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash ETP Lists on Leading Swiss Stock Exchange SIX How to […]

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What Are Dollars Used for, President Trump? – The Gun Money Known as USD

What Are Dollars Used for, President Trump? – The Gun Money Known as USD

What Are US Dollars Used For, President Trump? - The Gun Money Known as USDDonald Trump has taken to Twitter yet again, and this time he’s talking about bitcoin and the superiority of the United States dollar. Bashing lack of regulation and potential for criminal activity inherent to crypto, Trump claims the U.S. fiat will always be the strongest currency in the world. As empirical evidence goes, however, it’s […]

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The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’

The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’

The Best Responses to Donald Trump’s Claim That Bitcoin Is Backed by ‘Thin Air’The cryptosphere was rubbing its hands with glee when U.S. president Donald Trump fired off a typically cantankerous tweetstorm on June 11 in which he took aim at Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and Libra. Bitcoiners relished the sudden attention directed towards their sphere from the president’s 62 million-strong Twitter account, but took issue with the veracity of […]

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Expert Witness in Satoshi Case Claims Dr Wright’s Documents Were Doctored

Expert Witness in Satoshi Case Claims Dr Wright’s Documents Were Doctored

Kleiman's Expert Witness Claims So-Called 'Bitcoin Inventor's' Documents Were DoctoredThe Kleiman v. Wright case continues this week and a slew of new evidence has been submitted to the Southern District of Florida courthouse. A supplemental affidavit stemming from the Kleiman estate’s expert witness, Dr. Matthew Edman, indicates that documents submitted to the court as evidence were “modified” and “backdated.” Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Scaling […]

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Bitcoin Cash Community on Bitkan’s K-Site Raises Funds for BCH Development

Bitcoin Cash Community on Bitkan’s K-Site Raises Funds for BCH Development

Bitkan's K-Site Bitcoin Cash Community Raised Funds for BCH DevelopmentLast year news.Bitcoin.com spoke with the cofounder of Bitkan, Fang Yu, about the company’s K-Site project, which acts as a decentralized media outlet, micro-blog and forum with rewards. Just recently, Bitkan spoke with news.Bitcoin.com about K-Site’s growth and how the platform’s BCH community raised funds for the Bitcoin Cash Development Fund. Bitkan highlighted that the […]

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The Cryptocurrency Projects Pursuing a Path to Decentralization 

The Cryptocurrency Projects Pursuing a Path to Decentralization 

The Cryptocurrency Projects Pursuing a Path to Decentralization Decentralization over time is an ethos that many crypto projects espouse. To date, however, few have completed this journey. Talking the talk is easy, but when it comes down to it, only a handful of projects are bold enough to walk the walk and willingly entrust their fate to the community. Also read: How 10 […]

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JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

JP Morgan Chase Ship Busted: Cocaine, Banks and the Failed Drug War

A ship seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency in June carrying over 15,000 kilos of cocaine has now been tied to JP Morgan Chase’s asset management unit. Officially the company does not exercise any operational control of the vessel, but some serious questions are raised when such large scale transport is used […]

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How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

How 10 Countries Respond to Facebook’s Libra CryptocurrencyA growing number of governments have responded to Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans including China, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, the U.K., and the U.S. Several intergovernmental organizations have also weighed in such as the European Central Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also read: G20 Leaders Issue Declaration on Crypto Assets – […]

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Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Market Outlook: Despite Price Dip, Gold and Cryptos Reap the Benefits of Economic FearCryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (BTC) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have seen […]

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A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee Offers to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

A History of Violent Intervention: John McAfee Offers to Help Cuba Resist US Sanctions With Crypto

Former antivirus software guru and 2020 Libertarian presidential “hopeful” John McAfee is a controversial figure, polarizing opinion in politics and culture, and taking a bold stand against the U.S. federal government. Most recently this has involved offering to help the Cuban state develop its own cryptocurrency in the interest of avoiding U.S. interventionism in trade. […]

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Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs

Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading Pairs

Liquid Exchange Launches BCH/USDC Trading PairsThe global cryptocurrency trading platform Liquid has announced the release of its new BCH/USDC trading pairs allowing anyone to swap bitcoin cash for the popular stablecoin USDC. Moreover, Liquid users will soon be able to connect their accounts to Bitcoin.com’s new Bitcoin Cash Register app and receive USDC directly. Also read: A Complete A-Z of […]

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Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society

Money and Democracy: Why You Never Get to Vote on the Most Important Part of Society

It’s very odd that citizens never get to vote or have any say in regard to society’s money, even though it’s one of the most important aspects of everyday life. In fact, in developed countries, most central banks are institutions that are privatized from political interference and history explains why. Also Read: IRS Agents Propose […]

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IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

IRS Agents Propose Draconian Tactics to Investigate Bitcoin Users

A Look at the Shocking Tactics IRS Agents Suggest Using to Investigate Bitcoin UsersA recently published U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) slide describes alarming recommendations on how tax agents should deal with digital currency users who are not paying taxes. The slide recommends that agents question crypto users’ friends and family, comb through social media posts and issue subpoenas to make sure U.S. residents are paying taxes on […]

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