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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…

Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether

January 12th, 2019

Back in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any Drivenet coins to be swapped between any blockchain protocol. On…

Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

January 12th, 2019

There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. The…

Wendy McElroy: Interview With Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part Two

January 12th, 2019

Interview with Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part Two Conducted by Wendy McElroy The multi-faceted Jeffrey Tucker is an American writer who focuses on market freedom, anarcho-capitalism, and cryptotech. He is the author of eight books on economics, politics, and culture, a much-sought-after conference speaker, and an Internet entrepreneur. Jeffrey is an editorial director…

Bitcoin History Part 8: When 1,500 BTC Cost Less Than $1

January 12th, 2019

How much is one bitcoin worth? In fiat currency terms, that’s a constantly shifting answer, but ever since the beginning, the following has held true: one bitcoin is worth as much as the buyer is willing to pay. Today, that’s likely to be a few thousand dollars, but back in the day, the reverse was…

The Daily: Genesis Reports 50% Increase in OTC Volume, Bittrex Moves 130,000 BTC

January 12th, 2019

OTC crypto platform Genesis Global Trading has increased its annual trading volume by 50 percent and we’ve got the details in this edition of The Daily. We also feature an announcement by Bittrex which sought to calm traders who spotted 130,000 BTC being moved, and the launch of an offers bot by P2P exchange Hodl…