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New Pwc Report on Crypto Insolvency Captures the ICO Chaos

February 28th, 2019

Accounting firm Pwc’s Hong Kong branch recently released a crypto insolvency report guiding crypto business owners on what to do “when things start to go wrong.” News.Bitcoin.com spoke to the crypto head of Pwc’s Asia operations, part of the team who released the report, on how he views the current cryptocurrency landscape, the factors that…

Cryptopia Lost Almost a Tenth of Its Assets in January Hack

February 27th, 2019

New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has published a series of tweets detailing the extent of the losses it suffered during an attack by hackers in January. It said: “We have calculated that worst case 9.4 percent of our total holdings was stolen.” ‘Securing Individual Wallets’ The Christchurch-based exchange explained that it is “continuing to assess…

Platform for Crypto Payments to Bank Accounts Launching in the UK

February 27th, 2019

A company based in London has announced it’s launching a payment service that can help increase the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies. It allows users to send or spend digital coins which are converted and then transferred in the form of fiat money to the recipient’s bank account. Aave Pay Supports 12 Cryptocurrencies Aave Pay is…

Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

February 27th, 2019

On Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Goldman Sachs-Backed Crypto Exchange Partners With Compliance and Surveillance Unit Circle believes there is a need for regulation…

Wirex Introduces Global Crypto Accounts for Businesses

February 27th, 2019

With the beta launch of crypto and fiat-enabled business accounts, crypto payments platform Wirex has taken a major step toward mainstream business acceptance. Using a cryptocurrency business account will eliminate the need to convert to fiat unnecessarily during inter-company fund transfers, validate crypto businesses in the wider marketplace, and offer some of the benefits traditional…

Top Business School in India to Offer Advanced Blockchain Program for Professionals

February 27th, 2019

A top business school in India is set to offer an advanced blockchain program for professionals. It marks the latest case of global academic institutions trying to answer the demand from students and industry for more education on crypto assets. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta to Teach Crypto The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM…

In the Daily: Blockchain Phones, Crypto Cash Out Gets Easier, Banks vs Exchanges

February 27th, 2019

Wednesday’s edition of The Daily charts the rise of blockchain phones and the effects they’re exerting on the tokenized assets supported by their built-in wallets. We also examine Europe’s favorite crypto card service, which is invading Asia and making it easier to cash out of cryptocurrency, and consider the similarities between crypto exchanges and banks…

Cryptocurrency Jobs Peak in These Indian Cities

February 27th, 2019

Demand for skilled professionals in the crypto space has been steadily rising, according to new data that ranks cities in India based on the number of jobs in the cryptocurrency field. Some cities such as Mumbai dropped several places from last year’s ranking while a couple of others are new to the list. Hottest Cities…

China’s New Crypto Ranking: Bitcoin Upgraded, Tron Debuts Near Top

February 27th, 2019

China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest ranking of crypto projects. A total of 35 projects were evaluated this month, with Tron debuting near the top of the list. Meanwhile, Bitcoin has climbed up the ranking slightly. New Ranking, Tron Added The Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), under China’s…

These Bitcoin Easter Eggs Are Hidden in Plain Sight

February 27th, 2019

Easter eggs are everywhere if you know where to look. Spanning all seasons and all forms of multimedia, these inside jokes, hidden puzzles, and cryptic messages typically surface in video games, movies, DVD menus, and computer software. For cryptocurrency connoisseurs, Bitcoin-based easter eggs are particularly special. Extremely rare and esoteric, their existence can be traced…