PopUp Coin: it’s a win win for both consumers and retailers

Many governments certainly seem to be fearful of digital currencies. Just this month, President Trump tweeted his dislike of Bitcoin and Facebook’s new Libra coin. Of course, many commentators are quick to point out that governments worry about them because their currencies have the most to lose from them. However, as far as consumers and […]

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UK Royal Mint to Provide Custody for New Cryptocurrency

Royal Mint, a government-owned manufacturer of coins in the United Kingdom, will provide crypto custodial services for the first time ever, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 15. The 1,100 year-old financial institution is participating in the launch of new cryptocurrency temtum (TEM), which is expected to go live on July […]

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China Police Arrest Bitcoin Miners for Stealing Electricity Worth $3m

Police in eastern China have busted a ring of illegal bitcoin miners who stole almost $3 million worth of power to create the advanced money, provoking a neighborhood influence organization to warn agents, specialists said Friday. A decentralized virtual money, bitcoin can be delivered or “mined” by banks of PCs solving complex algorithm. The mining […]

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Fake Cryptocurrency Apps Found on Google Play as Bitcoin’s Price Increases

Cryptocurrencies have recently experienced a phenomenal surge in prices commensurate to that witnessed in late 2017. Everyone is eager to get a piece of the crypto pie. Although mobile apps in the crypto scene have enhanced positive numerous transactions, they have also created an avenue for cybercriminals to scam unsuspecting customers. For the past few […]

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Tether Mistakenly Minted 5 Billion USDT and Immediately Burned Them

Stablecoin operator Tether accidentally minted and subsequently burned 5 billion USDT tokens, Whale Alert tweeted on July 13. Whale Alert — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting large cryptocurrency transactions — noted that 50 million USDT tokens were transferred from cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex to the Tether Treasury via the Omni protocol on the Bitcoin (BTC) […]

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Drafted “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” Act Surfaces Days Before Libra Hearings

A drafted bill entitled “Keep Big Tech out of Finance” has surfaced online, allegedly deriving from within the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. The document’s metadata dates it July 12. The bill’s provenance is unconfirmed, but crypto news site The Block quotes an inside source as saying it is with the Financial […]

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Visa is Entering The Crypto Space, invests Heavily in Custodial Services

As the crypto revolution has moved forward, the major credit card companies have maintained a curiously low-key approach to its evolution. Now, Visa appears ready to enter the space, having recently made significant investments in blockchain startups, and revealing plans to offer financial services that utilize the technology. These moves are a clear sign that […]

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Ethereum-Based Augur Enhancement App Veil Closes Up Shop

The Ethereum-based predictions platform Veil is shutting down, according to an official Medium post on July 11. As of July 11, no new markets will be added to the platform. Trading will be disabled entirely on July 24. Veil co-founder Paul Fletcher-Hill recommended that users redeem open positions, withdraw positions from active markets, and withdraw […]

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BitMEX Owner Awards $60K Grant to Bitcoin Developer Michael Ford

Bitcoin Core contributor Michael Ford, aka “fanquake,” has been awarded a $60,000 grant by the parent firm of top crypto derivatives platform BitMEX. In an official announcement published on July 12, BitMEX owner and operator HDR Global Trading revealed its decision to award Ford the grant, noting that he has just recently been made the […]

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