Blockchain 

Coinbase Crypto Services Expand to 11 New Countries

On April 17th, word went around that Coinbase crypto services will be expanding to 11 new countries. And the information is true. According to the crypto exchange, Coinbase will expand its crypto-to-crypto conversions and trading services to Colombia and Mexico, among other countries. Here’s what we know. Coinbase Expanding Crypto Services Based in San Francisco, USA, Coinbase said in a blog post on Wednesday that customers in 11 new countries now have access to its crypto-to-crypto exchanging services. These services, according to the crypto exchange, will be on Coinbase, and…

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France’s Crypto Regulations | Finance Minister Wants Whole EU Adoption

This week, some are focusing on the recent fire that broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral, while others are looking at Bruno Le Maire, the French Finance Minister. According to Le Maire, EU member states should implement the same crypto regulations the French parliament approved last week. Here’s what we know. French Crypto Regulations are Key, According to Le Maire Last week, France’s parliament approved a law called the Pacte (Action Plan for Business Change) law, which pertains to cryptocurrencies. The law also deals with other business plans. According to Reuters, the…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Remains Stable | Crypto Market Capitalization Hits New High

Over the last month, the cryptocurrency market was on a hot streak, rising about 38% as investors piled into crypto assets such as Bitcoin and other popular alternatives like Litecoin, Ripple’s XRP, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and EOS. Crypto Market Capitalization Hits New All-Time High At the beginning of the month, Bitcoin (BTC) price surged, taking analysts and traders by surprise as to what might have caused the sudden increase in price. However, analysts are unsure whether the cryptocurrencies will hold their recent gains. But considering Bitcoin has managed to maintain…

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Harvard University Purchases Blockstack’s Crypto Tokens

In the news making headlines in the cryptocurrency industry, Harvard University Endowment has made an investment in the crypto token sale of Blockstack. Blockstack Offering 95.83 million Crypto Tokens A filing made with the US Securities Exchange Commission listed designees affiliated to the Havard Management Company including Charlie Saravia, Rodolfo Gonzalez, and Zavain Dar who have been participating in the purchase of 95.8 million Blockstack tokens, worth $11.5 million. Although it’s not clear how much the Harvard University Endowment has purchased, it is, however, the first time a major endowment has…

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Coinbase Card | Now You Can Spend Your Crypto Instantly

The Coinbase card is looking to make cryptocurrencies easier to pay with. Over a long time, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, Ethereum, and Ripple’s XRP have been criticized that they are hard to use and spend in the real world compared to fiat currency. Last week, the price of Bitcoin surged to $5,000, but due to its volatility and instability, BTC is still not considered the best means of payment. Bitcoin is thus considered to be a store of value just like gold instead of being an exchange…

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China’s NDRC Wants to Ban Crypto Mining

According to Reuters, China’s state planner wants to ban Bitcoin mining. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has updated a draft list of industrial activities that it is looking to encourage, restrict, or eliminate. The list was first published in 2011. NDRC Wants to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining Unfortunately for crypto enthusiasts, cryptocurrency mining has made the elimination list. The NDRC concluded that it, along with 450 activities, should be phased out as they did not follow current laws and regulations. As stated, cryptocurrency mining was joined by 450 other…

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Crypto Blacklist | Belgium Updates List of Crypto Fraud Websites

Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has updated its crypto blacklist. According to an official statement made today, the government body has added seven crypto trading platforms to it. Crypto Blacklist The crypto blacklist is comprised of websites and/or platforms associated with fraud or that show signs of fraudulent behavior. Effectively, these websites are known to scam investors or seem suspicious. The previous crypto blacklist was released in December 2018 and listed a total of 113 websites. Now, that list has grown to 120. Vigilance Despite the availability of the list and…

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The SEC Guidelines are HERE! Release of Crypto Token Guidance

It’s been nearly six months in the making and now the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally published its regulatory guidelines for token issuers. Though many questions remain unanswered, crypto enthusiasts have finally got some clarity on the issue of “tokens as securities.” SEC Guidelines The SEC Guidelines focus on tokens and how and when they may be classed as a security. It includes examples of networks and tokens that fall under security laws, as well as examples of those that don’t. It outlines a number of elements…

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Social Media Companies Join the Crypto World

The cult of cryptocurrencies is rising with each passing day. But to understand the reason behind this, it is quintessential to know what exactly is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies set up by groups of individuals and secured using cryptography. It is basically a form of digital ledger. Usually, cryptocurrencies are based on the technology called blockchain. A blockchain, originally block chain, is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp, and transaction data.…

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Bitcoin Price | Crypto Market Top Ten Green

Where Bitcoin (BTC) goes, the rest of the crypto market tends to follow. And with the top ten in green, it stands to reason that Bitcoin price is also faring nicely. In fact, BTC price as of late has been giving investors food for thought. The first three months of 2019 have seen the coin make double-digit gains and this marks its best quarterly performance since Q4 2017. While 2018 saw the coin hit all-time-lows, 2019 has surprised somewhat. Bitcoin Price Today, Bitcoin price is up 1.29% and selling for…

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