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The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can't Escape the Politics of Money – CoinDesk

The Faketoshi Circus: Even Bitcoin Can't Escape the Politics of Money - CoinDesk

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. In case you missed it, a new self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto came out of the woodwork last…

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Crypto News From Japan: Week in Review

Crypto News From Japan: Week in Review

Japan is a friendly jurisdiction for cryptocurrency trading and development, having eliminated the consumption tax on Bitcoin (BTC) trading in 2017, after which it recognized the coin as legal tender. This week in Japan, a crypto exchange that was hacked earlier this year has closed its doors, while the central bank has come out as…

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Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language – Bitcoin News

Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language - Bitcoin News

Software developers Rosco Kalis and Gabriel Cardona have been steadily working on Cashscript, a high-level programming language for Bitcoin Cash. When the language is tied to certain opcodes, specific schemes can be built that allow for autonomous and decision-based transactions. While testing Cashscript’s capabilities, the two engineers recently deployed an oracle, forfeits, an onchain wager,…

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After Switzerland Visit, Crypto Concerns Remain for US Regulators

After Switzerland Visit, Crypto Concerns Remain for US Regulators

Following a visit to Switzerland to meet with the country’s financial regulators, United States lawmakers are still concerned over Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency project, Libra. Meetings with multiple agencies According to an official statement from Representative Maxine Waters, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee met with multiple regulatory agencies and lawmakers. These…

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Brave Expands Crypto Tipping to Reddit and Vimeo After Twitter

Brave Expands Crypto Tipping to Reddit and Vimeo After Twitter

Blockchain-based internet browser Brave has continued expanding its crypto tipping option by integrating it into Reddit and Vimeo. Reddit and Vimeo follow Twitter Announced on Twitter on Aug. 21, a new version of Brave Browser enables users to tip on ad-free video platform Vimeo and social news site Reddit, using Brave’s native Basic Attention Token…

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Crypto News From Brazil: Week in Review

Crypto News From Brazil: Week in Review

Last week, Brazilian authorities took regulatory action against crypto-related businesses and several alleged cryptocurrency scams. Earlier this month, legal requirements for crypto-related business tightened in the country, when Brazil’s tax authority, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), introduced strict reporting requirements for crypto transactions.  Police search Grupo Bitcoin Banco with alleged excessive force The Military…

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Thai SEC Warns Public About New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

Thai SEC Warns Public About New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

Thailand’s securities regulator has warned the public about scam entities posing as legal digital currency trading firms operating overseas. Investor losses are not known The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered a new crypto scam where investors are lured into operating with companies outside the country, local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reports…

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Immortality, Cryogenics and UBI: How The Crypto Rich Influence Science – Bitcoin News

Immortality, Cryogenics and UBI: How The Crypto Rich Influence Science - Bitcoin News

The rise of cryptocurrency is changing the philanthropic world by causing the redistribution of wealth from old money to visionary innovators and early tech adopters. The new crypto rich invest their donations by supporting scientific research in groundbreaking fields that may one day enable humanity to cure aging, reverse death and completely change the relationship…

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Kraken OTC Head: Bitcoin Is Not Safe Haven Yet

Kraken OTC Head: Bitcoin Is Not Safe Haven Yet

Head of over-the-counter (OTC) sales at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken Nelson Minier compared today’s cryptocurrency trading industry to how Wall Street used to be, adding that it is still too soon to call Bitcoin a safe haven for investors. During the Nasdaq TradeTalks interview published on Aug. 22, Minier stated: “Wall Street ain’t what it used…

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Waves DEX Now Supports Ethereum-Based ERC-20 Tokens

Waves DEX Now Supports Ethereum-Based ERC-20 Tokens

Blockchain platform Waves added support for Ethereum-based (ETH) ERC-20 standard compliant tokens to its decentralized exchange (DEX). On Aug. 22, the platform announced that Waves’ built-in DEX began supporting ERC-20 tokens. Recently, Waves team also launched a new gateway with Vostok and Ergo tokens support. High hopes for the feature Waves’ team also expressed hope…

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