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  • CME Bitcoin Options Volume Doubles One Week After Launch, Hits $5.3M
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    CME seals growth of 120% in the first seven days of its Bitcoin options, further strengthening the idea that institutional interest in Bitcoin is mounting. Bitcoin (BTC) options from CME Group more than doubled their traded volume in the first week after going live, data shows. According to figures supplied by… Read more »
  • Monerium to Issue E-Money on the Algorand Blockchain In New Partnership
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    Licensed e-money issuer Monerium will support the blockchain protocol Algorand in 2020. Licensed e-money issuer Monerium will support the blockchain protocol Algorand in 2020. News of the two firms’ non-exclusive partnership was announced in a press release on Jan. 21. The cooperation will see Monerium issuing its programmable e-money on the… Read more »
  • Turkish City Developing Crypto and Blockchain Solutions for Public Services
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    The Turkish city of Konya, a major cultural and historical center of the country, is developing its own coin and blockchain ecosystem for public services. Konya, the city of the world-famous poet Rumi, might not come to mind when talking about technology, especially blockchain and cryptocurrencies. As one of the… Read more »
  • CME's Futures Options Sprinted Out of the Gate but a Marathon Lies Ahead
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    CME launched its first Bitcoin options product, but is its initial success a matter of good timing? In the two years since it launched cash-settled Bitcoin futures, CME has firmly established itself as a leader in the regulated crypto derivatives space despite not always being the first to market. In December 2017,… Read more »
  • Britain’s Tax Agency Offering Contract for Tech to Combat Crypto Tax Evasion
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    Britain’s tax agency is inviting contract applications for a tech tool to help combat crypto tax evasion. Britain’s tax agency is inviting contractors to provide a tech tool to help Britain’s tax agency combat crypto cybercriminals. What the agency wantsThe technology, which Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) posted on Jan.… Read more »
  • Maduro Announces Crypto Casino in Support of Petro and Public
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    Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, announced on Friday the opening of a new crypto-run casino in a battered country where betting halls have all but gone extinct. Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, announced on Friday the opening of a new crypto-run casino in a battered country where betting halls have… Read more »
  • Price Analysis Jan 20: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XLM, ADA
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    The correction in most major cryptocurrencies is shallow, which suggests that the up move is likely to continue within the next few days. The total market capitalization of the crypto space rallied from about $184 billion on Jan. 3 to a high of $250 billion on Jan. 19. That is… Read more »
  • China’s Total Blockchain Investments Dropped 40% in 2019 Compared to 2018
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    Over the course of 2019, China spent $3.6 billion on blockchain investment deals, which is nearly 41% less than in 2018. Chinese blockchain spending in areas of investment and financing deals has dropped over 40% in 2019, according to a new study by state-run sources.Over the course of 2019, China… Read more »
  • Interview: Craig Wright Still ‘99.9999%’ Sure That He’ll Get Access to BTC Fortune
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    In an interview with Cointelegraph, Craig Wright still claims to be confident that he will get access to the Bitcoin fortune locked up with the Tulip Trust. Speaking with Cointelegraph’s video team on Jan. 20, Satoshi-claimant Craig Wright remained confident that he will get access to the Bitcoin fortune he… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Price Tightens as Traders Eye the CME Gap and $8.2K Support
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    Bitcoin price was rejected at $9.2K suggesting a period of consolidation has begun and traders will watch the $8.6K support. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) tumbled down from $9,200 to $8,450 yesterday. However, bulls are defending the $8,600 level with strength. The market needs to find a support area before… Read more »
  • EIDOS Transaction Volumes Skew 2019 DApp Market Report
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    EIDOS airdrop dApp skews results of entire dApp market report for 2019. The transaction volume going through the EIDOS decentralized application (dApp) has massively skewed the results of the 2019 dApp Market Report, published Jan. 20. The token airdrop dApp on the EOS blockchain, saw almost three times as many… Read more »
  • Adam Back on Satoshi Emails, Privacy Concerns and Bitcoin's Early Days
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    Adam Back talks about the details of Bitcoin's early days, his first emails with Satoshi Nakamoto and others about Bitcoin, and more. Eleven years after Bitcoin's release, Cointelegraph caught up with Adam Back to discuss the early years of Bitcoin, his emails with Satoshi Nakamoto, privacy and much more. The Blockstream… Read more »
  • Vinnik’s Children File a Complaint About Rights Violation to Greek Court
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    The lawyers for Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of defunct crypto exchange BTC-e, have filed a complaint alleging violation of Vinnik’s rights. The lawyers for Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of defunct crypto exchange BTC-e, have filed a complaint alleging violation of Vinnik’s rights.Written on behalf of Vinnik’s young children,… Read more »
  • Cardano Co-Founder and CEO: We Anticipate a Hard Fork in Mid-February
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    Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and CEO of IOHK, the firm behind Cardano, said that he expects the coin to see a hard fork in mid-February. Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and CEO of IOHK, the blockchain firm behind Cardano (ADA), said that he expects the coin to see a hard fork in mid-February.During… Read more »
  • How the Crypto World Is Preparing for Quantum Computing, Explained
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    The crypto world is worried about the rapid advancements in quantum computing. Are blockchain projects ready to face the quantum threat? Will Bitcoin have to update its infrastructure to become quantum resistant?While quantum computers are not a threat to Bitcoin at the moment, the oldest cryptocurrency might need an upgrade… Read more »
  • Cardano’s Commercial Arm to Help Uzbekistan Form Blockchain Task Force
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    The Cardano blockchain’s commercial arm, Emurgo, has partnered with the government of Uzbekistan to form a blockchain task force. The Cardano blockchain’s commercial arm, Emurgo, has partnered with the government of Uzbekistan to form a blockchain task force to develop regulations for security token offerings (STOs) and exchanges (STXs).In a… Read more »
  • Canadian Teen Charged for $50 Million Cryptocurrency Theft
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    A Canadian teenager has been charged with participating in a crime ring that stole over $50 million in cryptocurrencies, targeting Consensus 2018 attendees. An eighteen-year-old from Montreal is facing four criminal charges connected to a $50 million SIM-swapping scam targeting cryptocurrency holders, Infosecurity Magazine reported on Jan. 17.The hacker, Samy… Read more »
  • Indian IT Minister Requests Blockchain Solutions to Improve Government Schools
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    Indian Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked the National Informatics Centre to come up with blockchain solutions to improve government schools. The Indian Telecoms and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, has tasked the National Informatics Centre (NIC) with developing a blockchain-based solution for improving the quality of government schools.According… Read more »
  • Raiz to Offer Bitcoin Fund to Australian Retail Investors in 2020
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    Australian micro-investment startup Raiz is said to have cleared all legal hurdles for the introduction of a Bitcoin-exposed investment product for retail users. Australian micro-investment startup Raiz is set to bring Bitcoin (BTC) fund options to its users, Australian Financial Review (AFR) reports on Jan. 20. The firm cleared the… Read more »
  • Guide to WEF Davos 2020: Sustainability, Stablecoins and CBDCs
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    The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is about to start — here’s what you should know ahead of the meeting. The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is about to start. As usual, the forum will gather the world’s political and business elite, and will last from… Read more »
  • Binance P2P Crypto Trading Platform Supports Vietnam’s Fiat Currency
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    Vietnam-based Binance users can now directly purchase and sell four cryptos using the latest versions of Binance P2P mobile app on iOS and Android. Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched peer-to-peer (P2P) trading for the Vietnamese dong (VND).Vietnam-based Binance users can now directly purchase and sell major cryptocurrencies using VND… Read more »
  • Binance CEO Suggests Crypto Exchanges Are Safer Than Keeping One’s Keys
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    Binance CEO and co-founder Changpeng Zhao suggested that, for most, keeping crypto assets on an exchange is safer than keeping the keys themselves. Changpeng Zhao, the co-founder and CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance, suggested that for most, keeping crypto assets on an exchange is safer than keeping the keys themselves.Zhao… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Price Matches Stock-to-Flow Forecast as $100K Halving Nears
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    The trend which has correctly guessed Bitcoin’s price performance for years now looks set to continue its winning streak in 2020. Bitcoin (BTC) now almost perfectly aligns with the historically accurate price chart, which has charted its growth from pennies to digital gold.According to data from Digitalik, a resource that… Read more »
  • Argo Blockchain Sees Mining Revenue Rise Tenfold in 2019
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    The London Stock Exchange-listed mining company Argo Blockchain has reported a 10x increase in revenue the past year, prepares for massive expansion. Publicly-listed mining company Argo Blockchain had a tenfold increase in revenue for 2019 over the previous year, ProactiveInvestors reports on Jan. 20. Its shares bounced as the company… Read more »
  • Thai SEC Grants License to Asia-Pacific Crypto Exchange
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    Thailand’s securities regulator has granted a coveted digital assets exchange license to Asia-Pacific crypto-fiat trading platform Zipmex. Thailand’s securities regulator has granted a coveted digital assets exchange license to Asia-Pacific crypto-fiat trading platform Zipmex.According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 20, Thailand’s Ministry of Finance and the… Read more »
  • Chinese Blockchain-Based Mobile Payment Revolution: How Is the Biggest CO2 Polluter Becoming Leading World Solar Panels Producer
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    China leads the blockchain-based mobile digital payment revolution. Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, AI and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies require a high consumption of electric energy, which is currently produced with coal and fossil fuels that adversely impact the environment. A global shift… Read more »
  • Report: Hamas, Iran-Tied Militants Intensify Bitcoin Fundraising Action
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    A militant group with ties to the Iranian regime and Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the Gaza Strip in Palestine — is allegedly upping its Bitcoin fundraising activities. A militant group with ties to the Iranian regime and Hamas — the de facto ruling authority of the… Read more »
  • South Korea Considers Imposing a 20% Income Tax on Cryptocurrencies
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    South Korea’s finance ministry is considering imposing a 20% income tax on cryptocurrency transactions. South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is considering imposing a 20% tax on income from cryptocurrency transactions.According to a report published by local English-language news outlet The Korea Times on Jan. 20, the ministry had… Read more »
  • Crypto Winter to Spring: Key Factors That Brought Bitcoin Back to Life
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    Let’s take a look at some of the key factors that helped spur the growth of the crypto market in 2019. During the first couple of months of 2019, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) stayed put under the $4,000 mark, thereby solidifying fears that the market was indeed in the… Read more »
  • BTC Could Hit $10K, ‘Stay Away from North Korea,’ Akon City: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 13–19
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    Bitcoin may be ready to hit $10,000, U.N. warns the public not to attend North Korea’s crypto conference, and the best day of the week to buy crypto is revealed. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best… Read more »