India to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session – A Look at Community Responses
Aug10

India to Introduce Crypto Bill Next Parliament Session – A Look at Community Responses

The Indian government has submitted a draft crypto bill to the supreme court and expressed its intention to introduce the bill in the next parliament session. The court subsequently set a new date to hear the case relating to crypto regulation. Meanwhile, the Indian crypto community has ramped up efforts to influence the government’s final decision on the country’s crypto policy. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Heard...

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Tokens Built on Bitcoin Cash Are Cheaper to Send Than Those of Rival Networks
Aug10

Tokens Built on Bitcoin Cash Are Cheaper to Send Than Those of Rival Networks

Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin technology has inspired a lot of innovation spawning a myriad of tokens representing digitized assets. There are now token creation systems on blockchain networks like Omni Layer, Counterparty, and Ethereum. Each framework comes with the cost of sending tokens and right now the Simple Ledger Protocol is one of the cheapest most cost-effective ways to issue and send tokens. Also read: Meet...

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Can the Fed Kill Bitcoin? Navigating the Chokepoints of Tax Law and KYC
Aug10

Can the Fed Kill Bitcoin? Navigating the Chokepoints of Tax Law and KYC

Taxes. The one word that can kill any buzz in seconds flat. Whether you’re a libertarian ranting about how taxation is theft or one of those fabled creatures who is actually happy to file them as their so-called civic duty, one fact remains: those who don’t give the government a bite — or make mistakes in attempting to do so — can get chomped, and hard. Ominous tax laws and ever-increasing state requirements...

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Bitcoin History Part 14: The 1,000 BTC Poker Game
Aug10

Bitcoin History Part 14: The 1,000 BTC Poker Game

Bitcoin and poker have a history that stretches back to the very start. Perhaps, even, to before the start of Bitcoin as we know it, for there is evidence that Satoshi had a background in poker. What’s beyond dispute is that in March 2010, the world’s first bitcoin poker tournament took place, with the nascent digital currency serving as the unit of account. The buy in was set at 50 BTC, with the victor walking away with...

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RIAA: Ebay and Amazon Sell a Lot of Copyright Infringing Music
Aug10

RIAA: Ebay and Amazon Sell a Lot of Copyright Infringing Music

Responding to a request from the US Department of Commerce, the RIAA submitted its views on several copyright infringement matters. Specifically, it informed the Government about counterfeit and pirated goods that pass through online third-party marketplaces, and what can be done about that. The music group sent a letter that encourages the Government to take action where possible. For example, by encouraging online platforms to share...

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