Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream
Jan08

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream

A South Korean committee directly under the president has recommended several measures to the government that will make cryptocurrency mainstream. Emphasizing that “it is no longer possible to stop crypto asset trade,” the committee recommends integrating crypto into the country’s financial system, allowing financial institutions to directly offer a range of crypto products, including derivatives, listing bitcoin on...

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Bank Closures and Withdrawal Restrictions Anger Lebanese Citizens
Jan08

Bank Closures and Withdrawal Restrictions Anger Lebanese Citizens

Lebanese citizens have been dealing with economic hardship, as the country’s central bank imposed customer withdrawal limits last October. The problems have continued over the last two months, as ATMs have stopped dispensing cash and bank branches close doors in fear of angry clients. Regional reports disclose Lebanese bank customers often wait for hours in long lines at local branches only to be told the bank’s cash...

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Kraken Reveals 49% Increase in Law Enforcement Investigations
Jan08

Kraken Reveals 49% Increase in Law Enforcement Investigations

The publication of crypto exchange Kraken’s 2019 Transparency Report has provoked discussion about the scale of government surveillance. According to the report, Kraken received 710 requests last year (or two per day), impacting approximately 1,222 accounts. The report provides further evidence that exchanges are coming under intense scrutiny as global governments get tough on crypto. Also read: Problems Escalate in Venezuela as...

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Honk Launches Token Sale to Fund SLP-Powered Sports Betting Site
Jan08

Honk Launches Token Sale to Fund SLP-Powered Sports Betting Site

The team behind one of the most active tokens in the SLP ecosystem is launching a crowd sale to fund the development of a new sports betting site. The platform will require no identification from either users or investors, and will pay dividends directly in bitcoin cash and a number of supported SLP tokens. Also Read: SLP Token Ecosystem Built on Bitcoin Cash Continues to Blossom Honk Launches SBS Token Sale Honk is a popular SLP...

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Bitmain Responds to Layoff Rumors From Ousted Co-Founder Zahn
Jan08

Bitmain Responds to Layoff Rumors From Ousted Co-Founder Zahn

Ousted Bitmain co-founder Micree Zahn took to Weibo on Monday to speak out against a reported Bitmain “personnel optimization plan” which could purportedly see around 500 Bitmain workers dismissed by January 17. Chinese media broke the story last week citing inside sources at the bitcoin mining colossus, one of which claimed poor financial performance of the company’s AI arm was part of the reason for the winter...

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