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Dogecoin Is Helping Ethereum Solve Its Biggest Issue

A cryptocurrency modeled after a dog meme is proving yet again it’s not just a joke. Created on a whim in 2013, dogecoin isn’t simply still around, it’s playing a crucial role in the ongoing testing of at least one “serious” technology. In fact, on February 5, it notably factored …

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No, Not All ICOs Are Securities

Paul Paray is an attorney in Allendale, New Jersey, focused on privacy and technology matters. In his Feb. 8 opinion piece for CoinDesk, Santander’s Julio Faura suggests that “utility tokens are a bad idea” because it would be a “lie to ourselves” to suggest initial coin offerings (ICOs) were not …

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FCC: Bitcoin Miner Interfered With T-Mobile Network

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned a New York City resident this week that his bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with a broadband network operated by T-Mobile. The FCC issued a “Notification of Harmful Interference” to Victor Rosario, dated Feb. 15, informing him that the Commission received a complaint …

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The CryptoKitties Competitors: 4 Ethereum Games That Are Catching Up

Some people just aren’t that into digital cats. Once the only major ethereum application (or dapp) to see a large number of users trading “crypto collectables,” CryptoKitties is seeing new competition from projects seeking to issue their own tradable code on the blockchain. Zombies, countries – even crypto celebrities – …

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In 10 Years We Won’t Have Blockchains

Will Murphy is the vice president for blockchain at of Talla.com, the company behind Botchain, a blockchain for managing autonomous intelligent agents. I predict that in 10 years blockchain technology will improve to a level that calling it “blockchain” will no longer be a useful term. Let’s think about this …

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Pullback on Hand? Bitcoin Shows Weakness Above $10K

Having found weak hands above the $10,200 mark in Asian hours, bitcoin has slipped back into four figures. The cryptocurrency rose above $10,000 at 17:29 UTC yesterday, but ran into offers at $10,218 and dropped to $9,865.29 at 21:59 UTC. Another attempt to score gains above the $10,000 mark ran …

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Japan’s Finance Watchdog to Inspect 15 Unlicensed Crypto Exchanges

The Japanese government said today that inspections will take place at 15 unlicensed cryptocurrency exchanges in light of a recent major hack. According to the Japan Times, the country’s financial services minister Taro Aso said at a news briefing that on-site inspections will take place at the exchange providers that …

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Bitcoin Cash Hits $1.5K Amid Short-Term Bull Reversal

Bitcoin cash has rallied more than 96 percent from recent lows, but still remains trapped in a bearish pattern, the technical charts indicate. As of writing, bitcoin cash (BCH) is trading at $1,500, as per data source Coinmarketcap. The world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated by 11 percent …

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Silent No More: Ethereum Users Spurn Recovery Code

The ethereum community has broken its silence over a move to better facilitate the return of funds lost on the platform. In wake of the departure of ethereum developer Yoichi Hirai, who resigned from his role supervising the software’s changes Thursday, community members have stormed Github in resounding rejection of …

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SEC Suspends 3 Companies Claiming Crypto Connection

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that it has temporarily suspended the trading of three companies as it looks into statements they made regarding the purchase of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related assets. The regulator announced that the trade of securities for the companies – Cherubim Investments, Inc., PDX Partners, …

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$10K Again for Bitcoin, But Other Cryptos Outperform

The crypto markets continued to mount a recovery this week, brushing aside fears of a possible lull ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday. At the close of the seven-day session, the total value of all cryptocurrencies is being reported at $471 billion by data source CoinMarketCap, up 22.65 percent …

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Swiss Finance Regulator to Treat Some ICO Tokens As Securities

Switzerland’s finance regulator has published new guidelines that indicate it will treat some tokens sold during initial coin offerings as securities. In a press release published today, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said there has been a sharp rise in the number of ICOs launching in Switzerland, resulting spike …

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Prosecutors Accuse Chicago Trader of $2 Million Crypto Theft

A trader at a Chicago firm has been charged with fraud after he allegedly misappropriated $2 million worth of bitcoin and litecoin and lied about it to his employers. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Illinois, the trader, Joseph Kim, was yesterday charged with wire …

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Crypto Regulation? Not Anytime Soon, Says White House Official

A White House official said Friday that legislation around cryptocurrencies is unlikely to materialize anytime soon. Speaking with CNBC at the Munich Security Conference, White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president Rob Royce offered the dour assessment amidst a recent flurry of discussion on cryptocurrency regulation, which …

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No, ‘Litecoin Cash’ Isn’t Bitcoin Cash All Over Again

“Be careful out there!” So tweeted litecoin creator Charlie Lee in response to the launch of litecoin cash, a cryptocurrency that’s expected to spin off from his project, the fifth largest cryptocurrency by total value, next weekend, taking its code and transaction history with it. Always outspoken, Lee went on …

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As Bitcoin Soars, So Do Coinbase Customer Complaints

It was around midnight, January 31, when K. received an email from Coinbase containing a 1099 tax form. That was strange enough – K. certainly didn’t expect a cryptocurrency exchange to be a conduit for government documents. Then K. looked at how much Coinbase said he owed money on: $2.4 …

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Crypto Asset Lending Startup BlockFi Raises $1.55 Million

New York-based startup BlockFi, which provides loans to crypto-asset owners using their bitcoin and ether holdings as collateral, has secured $1.55 million in a just-closed funding round. The company, which received backing from ConsenSys Ventures, SoFi and Kenetic Capital among others, wants to “bridge the gap” between capital markets and …

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