How China Helped Make the Internet Less Free in 2018

Tech companies, democratic governments, and civil society need to work together to fight back against growing surveillance and censorship...

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The 2018 Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Saw Record Hashrates and New Devices
Dec27

The 2018 Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Saw Record Hashrates and New Devices

2018 was a crazy year in regard to the price of cryptocurrencies losing more than 80 percent of their values since they touched all-time highs. Interestingly enough, even though the prices of major digital assets plummeted, the hashrate for SHA-256 coins skyrocketed during the months of August through October. Although the hashrate has declined significantly since the price was severely impacted negatively this past November. Also...

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Japan Reveals Expectations for Crypto Industry Self-Regulation
Dec27

Japan Reveals Expectations for Crypto Industry Self-Regulation

In an exclusive interview with news.Bitcoin.com, Japan’s top financial regulator revealed its expectations for the self-regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan. The agency has approved a self-regulatory organization, which it is working closely with to ensure compliance. All 16 regulated crypto exchanges in Japan are members of this self-regulatory organization. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing,...

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Report: India Evaluating Cryptocurrency Legalization Under Strong Regulation
Dec27

Report: India Evaluating Cryptocurrency Legalization Under Strong Regulation

The committee charged with providing recommendations for the regulatory framework surrounding cryptocurrencies in India is reportedly evaluating the legalization of the asset class under strong regulation. According to a recent report, “There is a general consensus that cryptocurrency cannot be dismissed as completely illegal.” Also read: Report: Indian Government Panel Submits Crypto Recommendations Legalizing With...

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Wine Retailer to Buy Majority Stake in Japanese Bitcoin Exchange for $30M
Dec27

Wine Retailer to Buy Majority Stake in Japanese Bitcoin Exchange for $30M

Madison Holdings Group Ltd. has agreed to buy 67.2 percent of Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitocean for 1.68 billion yen ($15.12 million). Inclusive of fees, the wines and alcoholic beverages company will pay a total $30.12 million. According to local media reports, the deal is to be completed through a subsidiary, Madison Labs. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchanges Delist Dozens of Struggling Altcoins Acquisition to Diversify...

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