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Consumer Affairs Report Shows 70% Spike in Japanese Crypto Inquiries

June 19th, 2019

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) has released its 2019 report and noted a significant spike in inquiries concerning cryptocurrency related issues last year. The report details a 70% increase in 2018 in regard to consumer queries largely stemming from exchange issues. Moreover, over the last two quarters of 2019, the Japanese yen paired with various…

Indian Startup Launches Crypto Trading Strategy Marketplace

June 19th, 2019

An Indian startup has launched a marketplace for algorithmic trading strategies. Investors can choose a strategy based on factors such as past performance, cryptocurrencies invested, and time frames. The platform also offers a drag-and-drop tool for traders to build their own strategies without writing code. News.Bitcoin.com talked to the company’s CEO to find out more…

Policymakers Meet to Finalize Global Crypto Guidance – A Look at Standards G20 Supports

June 18th, 2019

The Financial Action Task Force has kicked off it’s meeting to discuss global cryptocurrency regulations which the G20 countries have committed to follow. Meanwhile, the crypto industry has raised concerns regarding some recommendations, and a meeting has been set up to coincide with the G20 summit to influence policymakers. Plenary to Discuss Crypto Regulations The…

What’s the Deal With the Lightning Network?

June 17th, 2019

Remember that layer two scaling solution they promised for Bitcoin back in the day? Does anyone know what happened to it? It feels like we’ve been waiting for a finished Lightning Network longer than Mt. Gox victims have been awaiting restitution. For now, Lightning is accessible to users with the skills to navigate its quirks…

Bitcoin Trades for a Premium in Hong Kong During Protests

June 16th, 2019

Right now, thousands of citizens from Hong Kong are protesting certain leaders and opposing a proposed extradition law. Alongside the protests, the country’s political issues are reportedly pushing wealthy Hong Kong residents to move their capital offshore. Since last week, the price of bitcoin core (BTC) has gained a premium in Hong Kong as the…

VPN Providers Defy Order to Connect to Russia’s Internet Censor

June 16th, 2019

Russian regulators have once again moved to expand oversight of the online space in an attempt to ensure compliance with various restrictions Moscow is trying to impose. But as in other cases, their efforts have been met with resistance. Over a dozen VPN platforms, popular among crypto enthusiasts and other privacy-conscious users, have refused to…

Judge Orders Craig Wright to Physically Appear in Florida Lawsuit

June 15th, 2019

Craig Wright, the notorious Satoshi Nakamoto claimant, must appear in court on Monday or be held in contempt. The Florida court granted a motion to compel on June 14, mandating Wright to provide a list of all the bitcoin addresses he’s owned prior to December 2013. Craig Wright Must Appear in Florida Court on Monday…

Markets Update: Crypto Prices Surge After Last Week’s Pullback

June 15th, 2019

Digital currency markets have regained some of the losses they endured last week, with the entire cryptoconomy now valued at $275 billion this Saturday. Most cryptocurrencies are up in value between 2-8% today but global trade volumes have tapered off with only $63 billion swapped in the last 24 hours. Digital Asset Markets See Fresh…

Piixpay Lets You Pay Bills and Invoices With Cryptocurrency

June 15th, 2019

If you need to regularly cover fiat payments but prefer to use your digital assets, a platform like Piixpay can be very helpful. The payment provider allows you to use cryptocurrencies to pay invoices, bills and make other recurring payments to recipients that still accept only traditional money. Spend Bitcoin Cash, Make Fiat Payments To…

How to Stay Safe When Using Darknet Markets

June 15th, 2019

If you’re planning to visit a darknet market, you’re either keen to window shop or keen to sample the wares. Whatever your reasons for stopping by, that’s your business and no one else’s. Unfortunately, not everyone shares those civilized ideals. To keep those spoilsports at bay here’s how to browse darknet markets (DNMs) without leaving…