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Chainalysis to Monitor AML Compliance for Crypto Exchange CoinField

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis partners with CoinField exchange to add enhanced AML technology. Amid a tightening regulatory scene in crypto, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has …

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OpenSea: From Formula 1 Cars to Crypto Forgeries

OpenSea marketplace: from selling Formula 1 cars to combating crypto forgeries. Cointelegraph was on the ground at Non-Fungible Token New York City Event to observe …

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Sweden’s Central Bank Finally Embraces DLT – But Only in Simulation Mode

Riksbank’s e-krona pilot will run on distributed ledger tech, but the entire project will be operated as only a simulation through at least 2021.

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New Italian Fintech Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has …

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After Overnight Flash Crash, Here Are 5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Rally Again

Analysts and industry executives lay out five major reasons to support bullish continuation for the Bitcoin rally. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hit $9,260 on Feb. 20 …

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Tezos Price (XTZ) Losing Steam After Dropping to Ascending Trendline?

Tezos price is still in an uptrend but looks ready to pull back and consolidate after an amazing 199.52% rally. Over the past week, Bitcoin …

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Brave Browser Wants the UK to Use GDPR to Crack Down on Google

Brave Browser wants the UK to Crack Down on Google Using GDPR or will take it to court. The team behind Brave Browser thinks that …

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Alleged Crypto Capital Operator Faces New Wire Fraud Charge

Reginald Fowler, an alleged operator of Crypto Capital, was indicted on wire fraud Friday, adding to four previous charges he already faced.

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First Ukrainian Bitcoin Exchange Launches Hryvnia-Pegged Stablecoin UAX

Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has launched a hryvnia-pegged stablecoin, UAX for open beta testing. In an apparent first, Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has released a …

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Why Today’s Crypto Exchange Leaders Are Powerful, but Not Inevitable

As crypto asks why prices shot down, the power and influence of exchanges are at the center of the conversation.

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Wikipedia Co-Founder Says Crypto Integration Would be ‘Completely Insane’

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said Friday he has not seen a crypto use case convincing enough to integrate one into the platform.

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Vitalik Buterin Reveals Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap to Cointelegraph

Vitalik Buterin discloses the roadmap for ETH 2.0 to Cointelegraph, raises concerns for PoS systems and questions around the urgency for launch. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik …

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Price Analysis Feb 21: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK

The current price action suggests that Bitcoin and Ether are likely to consolidate for the next few days before starting a directional move. Binance CEO …

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Fidelity International Invests in Hong Kong Crypto Company BC Group

Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. asset management giant, made a direct investment into Hong Kong-based digital asset platform operator BC Group. Fidelity International …

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Ravencoin Community Clash Over Mining Algorithm Continues

Despite hard forking five months ago to resist ASICs, the Ravencoin community has found consensus surrounding its next algorithm. The Ravencoin community continues to argue …

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Price Analysis Feb 21: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK

The current price action suggests that Bitcoin and Ether are likely to consolidate for the next few days before starting a directional move. Binance CEO …

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Fidelity International Invests in Hong Kong Crypto Company BC Group

Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. asset management giant, made a direct investment into Hong Kong-based digital asset platform operator BC Group. Fidelity International …

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Ravencoin Community Clash Over Mining Algorithm Continues

Despite hard forking five months ago to resist ASICs, the Ravencoin community has found consensus surrounding its next algorithm. The Ravencoin community continues to argue …

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The Internet Is a Luxury Not a Right: 30 Percent of Americans Still Don’t Have it

Ex-FCC senior staffer Gigi Sohn thinks that broadband connection is a right, not a privilege. But that doesn’t mean that she’s on board with all …

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Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 21, 2020

With the price of bitcoin bouncing in a range below $10,000, Markets Daily is back with another time saving crypto news roundup.

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Canadian E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association

E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook’s stablecoin project, Libra. E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra …

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Irish Drug Dealer Tells Police That Keys to $56M in Confiscated BTC Are Lost

Accused Irish drug trafficker Clifton Collins has ostensibly lost the keys for his $56 million worth BTC accounts earlier confiscated by the police. Dubliner Clifton …

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CFTC Joins the Telegram Vs. SEC Case, Shedding Light on Likely Verdict

With the final verdict on TON expected before April 30, most crypto analysts believe that the court’s decision will favor the U.S. SEC. The United …

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FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Restore Net Neutrality and Expand Internet to All

Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the five FCC commissioners, is fighting for the restoration of net neutrality and the expansion of broadband access for all those …

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Found More Centralized Than Expected by Researchers

The Lightning Network was found to be more centralized than initially believed, increasingly relying on hubs through a core-periphery model observed by researchers. The Lightning …

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‘Bullish’ Comments on Reddit a Potential Bitcoin Signal

Could bullish comments on Reddit serve as a momentum indicator for bitcoin? That’s what a recent graphic by startup ChartStar suggests.

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Shopify Joins Libra Association

Shopify has joined the Libra Association.

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Binance and Others Are Rushing to Provide Stablecoins to Nigerian Crypto Users

Here’s how crypto exchanges are on-boarding unbanked users in Nigeria.

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JPEG on the Blockchain: Image Format Creator Believes Tech Can Fight Copyright Theft

A blockchain-based system might better flag fakes and prevent copyright violations, technical committee JPEG says.

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Binance Is Not Authorized to Operate in Malta, Financial Regulator Says

Binance is not allowed to operate crypto in Malta because it does not hold a license from the Malta Financial Services Authority, the regulator says. …

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Belgian Regulator Adds New Crypto-Related Businesses to Its Blacklist

Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority has updated its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraudulent activity. Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has …

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The Domain Startups Building an Uncensorable Internet on Top of Ethereum

Last weekend at ETHDenver, decentralized internet alternatives were on display from projects leveraging blockchain’s censorship-resistant nature.

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Riot’s Stock Dips 5% as It Focuses on Bitcoin Mining Ahead of Halving

Riot Blockchain has opted to sell its new crypto exchange RiotX to focus on Bitcoin mining before halvening. Riot Blockchain, a Nasdaq-listed crypto firm in …

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Binance Is Not Under Our Jurisdiction, Says Malta Regulator

The regulator has denied reports that Binance has ever fallen under Maltese jurisdiction.

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Fidelity International Invests $14M in Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Operator

Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. financial services giant Fidelity Investments, has invested $14 million in Hong Kong-based BC Group, which operates crypto exchange …

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Cyprus SEC Embraces Blockchain Despite Unregulated Status of Crypto

Despite the unregulated status of crypto in Cyprus, the nation’s securities regulator is promoting and adopting blockchain. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) recently …

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OSCE Sponsors Cryptocurrency Course for Central Asia Law Enforcement

The OSCE held a five-day course for Central Asian law enforcement representatives that taught them how to prevent drug-related crime facilitated by the darkweb. The …

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Expert Says New Blockchain Regulation Should ‘Nudge’ Rather Than Push

Regulators should aim to influence public behavior rather than rule with an iron fist when it comes to emerging industries such as blockchain, a new …

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Bitcoin Chart Indicator Flips Bearish as Price Sees Weak Bounce From $9.4K

Bitcoin’s daily money flow index has turned bearish for the first time since early January, supporting the case for further price losses.

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New Settlement Layer to Offer Asian Crypto Institutions Local Alternative to Silvergate Bank

The new settlement layer is intended save Asian institutional traders from taking the “scenic route” via U.S. banking regulations.

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Bitcoin Price Drop Mirrors Last Golden Cross Which Led to 170% Gains

Previous instances of “golden cross” and “death cross” events show that despite mixed behavior thereafter, the precedent for Bitcoin price volatility is clear. Bitcoin (BTC) …

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Insolvent Exchange FCoin Had Bitcoin Outflow Problems Just Two Months After Launch: Report

The exchange, which revealed its insolvency this week, may have already had issues as early as July 2018.

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Illegal Crypto-Bookmakers Pose Risk to Integrity of Hong Kong Horse Racing

Unregistered cryptocurrency bookmakers are opening the door to race-fixing in the world of Asian horse racing. The rise in unregulated cryptocurrency betting markets poses a …

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Aussie Blockchain Startup Tells Gov’t Its Tax Laws Are Stifling ICOs

You need nothing short of “a miracle” to succeed with an initial coin offering in Australia, a local industry leader told the government this week. …

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Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining

The Nasdaq-listed company is installing thousands of new Antminer devices from Bitmain at its Oklahoma facility.

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Global Regulators Haven’t Properly Addressed Stablecoins

Central bank governors and finance ministers discussed regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency at the G20 meeting in Riyadh this week. Facebook’s plans to launch its cryptocurrency …

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Juventus Soccer Club Offers Digital Trading Cards through Sorare

The blockchain-based Sorare will allow the Italian team to start offering collectible digital cards. The Italian soccer team Juventus has a number of traditional collectibles …

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IOTA Urges Trinity Wallet Users to Use Seed Migration Tool

The IOTA Foundation is strongly recommending users of its official wallet to immediately change their passwords. Responsible for one of the top performing cryptocurrencies, IOTA …

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The Future of Crypto: The Latest Cryptography Advances Set to Change Blockchain

Industry experts tell Cointelegraph about the latest cryptography innovations and how they will influence the future of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies could not exist without cryptography. Advances …

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United Nations Is Among New Entrants in Forbes’ 2nd Blockchain 50 List

Forbes’ newly released Blockchain 50 list members moved from focus on theory to generating “very real revenues and cost savings.” Newly released Blockchain 50 list …

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Users Pay $1M for Digital Land as 2017 ICO Finally Opens Virtual World

Decentraland recently launched its virtual reality world, seeing $1 million in land sold on its digital arena. Almost three years after its ICO, Decentraland has …

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