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Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records

January 13th, 2019

The Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency markets have a seen a significant spike heading into 2019, with the Colombian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan Localbitcoins markets posting record volume when measuring in both fiat and BTC. The Argentinian, Dominican, and Mexican markets also posted record volume for P2P trade in recent weeks. Latin American P2P Markets Witness…

No, IBM’s Quantum Computer Won’t Break Bitcoin

January 13th, 2019

IBM recently unveiled its Q System One at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019, with the company describing the quantum computer as being developed for “commercial use.” Despite numerous media outlets again decrying the imminent death of Bitcoin, IBM’s quantum system is not the game-changer that many are heralding it to be. IBM Unveils Quantum…

9 Cryptocurrency Firms Sue Washington State Utility Over 50 Percent Rate Hike

January 13th, 2019

A major utility in the U.S. state of Washington, Grant County public utility district, and its commissioners are facing a lawsuit filed by nine cryptocurrency firms. The suit alleges that they “acted inappropriately in creating and approving a new rate that raises electricity costs” for cryptocurrency miners. Lawsuit Filed Grant County public utility district (Grant…

Newspaper Ad Seeks Donations for Bitcoin Baby’s College Fund

January 13th, 2019

Despite being just one week old, Izabella Bowles carries great expectations upon her tiny shoulders. The baby, born on Jan. 6, will go to college when she’s older if parents Wioletta and Peter can help it. What’s more, her future tuition fees will be paid for using what many believe to be the future of…

“What Bear Market?” says VC Investor Max Keiser, Reports “10-100x” Increase on Crypto Investment

January 13th, 2019

Bitcoin is currently struggling at $3,660 after falling over 10 percent this week. However, VC investor, Max Keiser is not at all affected by the market as his investments in crypto ventures are up between 10-100x. Meanwhile, the research paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis notes the huge supply of altcoins are…

The Daily: NYC to Launch Blockchain Center, Wyoming Advances Industry-Friendly Bills

January 13th, 2019

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of stories that show how, despite the current downturn in the cryptocurrency markets, different locations in the U.S. are competing to attract the industry. We also cover a new bitcoin investment trust application with the SEC and a rebranding of a crypto exchange. NYC to…

PR: Fomo2Moon – A Blockchain Lottery for Everyone

January 13th, 2019

This is a paid press release, which contains forward-looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Tired of blockchain projects that hoard your money without delivery? Fed up with the infinitesimal winning chance of traditional…

Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives

January 13th, 2019

Japan’s top financial regulator has clarified to news.Bitcoin.com its stance on bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), cryptocurrency derivatives, and upcoming regulatory changes. This follows reports that the agency may be considering approving an ETF that tracks cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives Following recent reports claiming that Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) may be considering approving one…

Cryptocurrency Still a Gray Area in Malaysia After Government Deems It ‘Neither Legal nor Illegal’

January 13th, 2019

Malaysia’s government still hasn’t made up its mind on what to do with cryptocurrencies. The country’s finance minister last year warned companies not to issue new tokens while waiting on the central bank to give clear advice. But Malaysia’s Federal Territories Minister this week said that the government is undecided on whether cryptocurrencies are legal…

Thai Startup Atomicpay Launches Non-Custodial Crypto Payment Platform

January 13th, 2019

Atomicpay, a Thai-registered payments startup, has officially launched its non-custodial cryptocurrency payment terminal for merchants throughout the world. Founder and developer Benz Rif said the platform, which supports BTC, BCH, LTC and other cryptos, eliminates the involvement of a third-party processor, allowing merchants to accept payments directly from their customers. A P2P Payment Solution With…