Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency Is Inevitable’
Dec15

Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency Is Inevitable’

Indian Parliament member Dr. Subramanian Swamy has shared his view on cryptocurrency. Advocating for India to make the transition to crypto, he reportedly said, “cryptocurrency is inevitable.” The lawmaker will chair a conference at the UN India’s headquarters next week where issues surrounding cryptocurrency in the country will be discussed. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved,...

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European AML Directive Pushes Crypto Startup Bottle Pay Out of Business
Dec15

European AML Directive Pushes Crypto Startup Bottle Pay Out of Business

Bottle Pay, a cryptocurrency payments provider from the U.K., has announced its decision to cease operations by the end of the year. Despite attracting some serious funding and expanding its user base significantly in the past few months, the company has found it unacceptable to continue to work under the upcoming EU regulations. AMLD5, the latest update of the EU’s anti-money laundering policy, introduces stringent requirements...

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Bloxroute Releases Blockchain Distribution Network for Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
Dec15

Bloxroute Releases Blockchain Distribution Network for Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash

On December 3, the crypto software firm Bloxroute’s cofounder, Eyal Markovich, announced the launch of the startup’s Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) Version 1. Markovich explained that the BDN V1 release is a milestone for the company and the scalability service aims to enable exponential blockchain scaling by propagating blocks and transactions faster. Also Read: 23 Days Until a Bonded Courier Supposedly Delivers...

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Russia’s Hydra Darknet Marketplace Plans $146M Token Sale
Dec15

Russia’s Hydra Darknet Marketplace Plans $146M Token Sale

According to regional reports, the Russian darknet market Hydra is planning an initial coin offering (ICO) in order to expand the marketplace internationally. The sale is set to start on December 16 and Hydra administrators hope to raise $146 million from the token sale. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – Bitcoin Futures Fund Approved, India’s RBI-Backed Digital Currency Hydra ICO Plans to Raise $146 Million The top darknet...

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This Week in Bitcoin: $8 Billion BTC Trust and Maximalists Misbehaving
Dec15

This Week in Bitcoin: $8 Billion BTC Trust and Maximalists Misbehaving

This Week in Bitcoin is your roundup of the prime talking points from across the cryptosphere. From the major news to the minor debates that erupted into huge arguments, we’ve captured the flavor of the frenetic soup that is Bitcoin and all that simmers in it. In this edition, the deadline for the $8 billion Tulip Trust looms closer and bitcoin maximalists are caught behaving badly. Also read: Accused Onecoin Co-Conspirators...

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