Digital Assets

80% of Crypto Trade Volume Tracked by Blockchain Surveillance

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Ever since governments worldwide started showing adversity toward cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, a few startups have dedicated their business model to blockchain surveillance. Two weeks ago, Chainalysis revealed the company is monitoring 21 different tokens that stem from Ethereum. On Tuesday, the firm Ciphertrace announced that it’s now tracking 700 cryptocurrencies providing “visibility …

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IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails – Its Own Coin SDR

</header> <strong>Virtually everybody knows what a dollar is, but not as many know about the SDR. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights is an international, monetary reserve system created specifically to address limitations of gold and standard fiat currencies such as the USD. In short, should these fail, central banks and their governments …

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Crypto Investment Group Grayscale Releases Bitcoin Cash Primer

</header> <strong>Crypto investment firm Grayscale has just released “An Introduction to Bitcoin Cash” highlighting the basics of <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BCH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BCH</a> for those who may be yet unfamiliar, or just wish to brush up on the popular token forked from Bitcoin Core on August 1, 2017. With a significant reputation in the industry, …

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Global Law Enforcement Has Auctioned Massive Amounts of Bitcoin

</header> <strong>Last month, the U.K. police auctioned off roughly $300,000 worth of cryptocurrencies after they were confiscated by the country’s Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU). Since 2014, law enforcement agencies worldwide have been auctioning large sums of bitcoin seized during investigations. For some reason, governments don’t want the digital assets used in crimes and …

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Ohio Removes Option to Pay Taxes With Crypto While Local SLP Project Presses Forward

</header> <strong>The state of Ohio has become an unexpected center of American fintech focus in recent years, thanks to remarkable developments at the intersection of crypto, blockchain and government. That said, the online crypto portal that has allowed Ohio businesses to pay their taxes with bitcoin since last year, ohiocrypto.com, has just been suspended due …

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Venezuela’s Central Bank Indicates Plans to Stockpile Bitcoin

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Various reports reveal Venezuela’s central bank is allegedly contemplating hoarding a variety of cryptocurrencies like <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> within its internal reserves. The state-operated gas company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) has asked to send <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> and <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/ETH” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ETH</a> payments …

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Without Disobedience, Bitcoin Is No Better Than Gold

</header> <strong>With the launch of Bakkt’s bitcoin futures market and Binance’s revamped U.S. exchange, there’s been a lot of talk in the space about institutionalization and traditional money flowing into crypto. It’s almost as if some believe that Bitcoin can’t scale as a purely peer-to-peer electronic cash system and that third parties and regulators must …

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Market Update: Low Volumes and Uncertainty Shake Crypto Traders

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The majority of digital currency markets have lost a few percentages over the last few days as cryptocurrency trade volume has been waning. Since our last market outlook, more than $20 billion in global trade volume disappeared and this Tuesday’s market data shows there’s only $60 billion in worldwide crypto trades in …

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Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities

</header> <strong>News of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness.</strong> …

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Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption

</header> <strong>Crypto awareness is reaching levels almost unimaginable just years ago, with telecommunications giants, big banks, mainstream</strong><strong> media, and even professional sports teams now discussing and flouting digital assets. AT&T now allows customers to pay their phone bills in bitcoin, Japanese SMS giant Line is adding an FSA-approved crypto exchange to its hugely popular chat …

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