US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

As U.S. lawmakers wrestle with what to do with Facebook’s Libra, they are being forced to confront another digital currency that they’ve been trying to avoid like the plague – bitcoin. Unfortunately, the longer lawmakers wait, the more left behind the U.S. becomes as crypto innovation goes elsewhere. Even Facebook chose Switzerland for its Libra […]

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IMF Says Central Bank-Backed Crypto ‘Could Become Reality’

In its latest report entitled “Five Facts on Fintech,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that based on its research, countries generally foresee the emergence of crypto assets backed by central banks. The study, which surveyed central banks, finance ministries, and other government agencies in 189 countries, explicitly stated that central bank-backed crypto assets are […]

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Treasury Secretary Won’t Let Crypto Become Next Swiss Bank Accounts

By CCN Markets: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the G7’s Financial Action Task Force (FATF) organization will never let crypto assets “become the equivalent of secret numbered accounts.” Mnuchin was addressing a plenary session of the G7 initiative aimed at combating money laundering and terrorism financing. The U.S. Treasury Secretary was referring to […]

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It’s ‘Difficult’ to Imagine Mass Adoption of Bitcoin

By CCN Markets: After ten years, the Reserve Bank of Australia has decided that Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies don’t pose a threat to Aussie dollars or other forms of fiat payment. The RBA concludes, after reviewing everything it knows about cryptocurrency, that it’s “difficult to envisage” an outbreak of Bitcoin users in the down under. […]

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CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how […]

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India’s Insane Anti-Bitcoin Bill Proposes 10-Yr Prison Sentence for Adopters

By CCN: Lawmakers in India have proposed a bill which would see Bitcoin and crypto ownership made completely illegal, with as much as a 10-year prison sentence for anyone caught holding. This coincides directly with India’s plans to launch its own state-backed cryptocurrency – the Digital Rupee. 10 Year Jail Sentence for Bag Holders? As […]

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VanEck Unfazed by Shutdown’s Impact on Bitcoin ETF Application

VanEck isn’t fazed by the government shutdown, which some have feared could throw a wrench into the bitcoin ETF approval process. | Source: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Investment manager VanEck remains confident about its bitcoin ETF application, despite the US government shutdown. Why? Because the firm believes it has laid a robust foundation for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF […]

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Court Sentences Detroit Man For Trading Bitcoin Without Proper License

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. A federal court has sentenced a Detroit man to a year and a day in prison and three years of supervised release for trading bitcoin without a money service license, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine. The […]

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