Cybersecurity Workers Scramble to Fix a Post-Shutdown Mess

The shutdown may have ended two weeks ago, but federal cybersecurity professionals will be coping with its impact for a long time to...

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BTC Futures Volume Plummets Heading Into 2019
Feb11

BTC Futures Volume Plummets Heading Into 2019

Research carried out by Tradeblock has found the combined trade volume across the futures contracts offered by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plummet relative to spot market volume during the second half of 2018. Also Read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’ BTC Futures Volume Rivals Combined Trade Activity Across Leading Spot Exchanges During Q3...

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Venezuela Starts Regulating and Taxing Crypto Remittances
Feb11

Venezuela Starts Regulating and Taxing Crypto Remittances

The Venezuelan government has begun regulating cryptocurrency remittances. The regulator has set a monthly limit and will be collecting commissions of up to 15 percent of the transaction amount. Additionally, new details of its comprehensive registry of crypto service providers have been announced. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Regulating Crypto Remittances The...

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BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum
Feb11

BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum

Over the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers and community members have been discussing a pre-consensus method called Avalanche. Now BCH proponents have begun to notice the protocol has been applied to the Bchd full node implementation and the proof of concept officially running on the BCH mainnet. Also read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’ The Benefits of Avalanche...

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Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules
Feb11

Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins is preparing to implement updated requirements for the identity verification of its users. The company recently revealed it’s cooperating with regulatory agencies in Finland on the implementation of the latest EU anti-money laundering rules. Also read: 3 Technical Proposals for Increasing Bitcoin’s Privacy P2P Exchange Localbitcoins Advising Finnish Regulators In a statement...

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