Asia’s Love Affair With Blockchain Is Blossoming
Dec28

Asia’s Love Affair With Blockchain Is Blossoming

Far away from western eyes, Asian blockchain projects are thriving. A vibrant ecosystem of public and permissioned chains has sprung to life in Asia, aided by government and big business endorsement of distributed ledger technology (DLT). Many of these chains are virtually unknown outside of the region, yet enjoy high profile partnerships and endorsements in their native territory. Also read: Germans Rush to Buy Gold as Draft Bill...

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Mainstream Media’s Hit Piece on Hitmen Fails Miserably
Dec28

Mainstream Media’s Hit Piece on Hitmen Fails Miserably

Mainstream media is probably one of the worst mediums for factual information because it’s typically filled with ignorance and propaganda. When it comes to cryptocurrencies, darknet markets, and encryption, conventional news outlets publish hit pieces that are beyond absurd. On December 27, Harper’s Magazine published a feature report called “Click Here to Kill,” which described the author’s perception of...

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User Reports Reveal Visa and Mastercard Outages During the Holidays
Dec28

User Reports Reveal Visa and Mastercard Outages During the Holidays

Having problems with payments around Christmas can be frustrating, especially for those who leave gift buying till the last minute. With calmer markets this holiday season, the crypto ecosystem has been operating relatively smoothly, with few exceptions. The fiat world, however, saw some glitches that affected card payments in particular. Also read: New Ukrainian Law Says ‘Virtual Assets’ Can Be Used for Payments...

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As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are Targeted
Dec28

As FATF Regulations Galvanize, Crypto Mixing Applications Are Targeted

Since the inception of Bitcoin, governments have tried to keep track of all the transactions taking place on the public blockchain. As the years progressed, authorities have shown a distaste for cryptocurrency mixing applications like Coinjoin. On Dec. 19, a Binance customer couldn’t withdraw his bitcoin because the exchange told him he used the mixing wallet Wasabi. Eventually, the customer got his funds back, but only after...

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4 Beijing Regulators Issue New Crypto Activity Warning
Dec28

4 Beijing Regulators Issue New Crypto Activity Warning

Four financial regulators in China have jointly issued a fresh warning regarding crypto trading activities in Beijing. The notice explains the reason for the warning and lists prohibited crypto activities, which have reportedly been surging as companies ramp up their blockchain promotion. Also read: Regulatory Roundup – New US Crypto Bill, France’s 1st Approved ICO, Muslim Crypto Joint Warning by 4 Chinese Regulators On...

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