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Turcoin: Turkey’s ‘National Cryptocurrency’ Is Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Turcoin, advertised as “the national cryptocurrency of Turkey” has been revealed as a multi-million-dollar Ponzi scheme as it collapsed in disgrace. Some 12,000 individual investors are thought to have been affected. Many had sunk their life savings into the project, after Turcoin promised swift dividends and implied it had the backing of the Turkish government. […]

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Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver Eyes ICO as Token Issuance Protocol Comes to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash developers have released a tool for launching tokens, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver confirmed. Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver has hinted his publication may launch an ICO as he unveiled a new tool allowing developers to issue tokens on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain in a Bitcoin.com video August 11. Together with one of […]

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India: Clear-Cut Cryptocurrency Law Still Months Away, Says Gov’t Panel

Don’t expect any final cryptocurrency regulations in India at least until the end of the year, according to members of the government panel set up to examine the emerging virtual currency ecosystem in the country. The Conundrum That is Cryptocurrency India isn’t the first country that has struggled with adequately defining what cryptocurrencies are, in […]

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Runs.com Announces Investment by BlockTeam Ventures

Bitcoin Press Release: Runs Capital Private limited (Runs.com), a Singapore based corporation announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with  BlockTeam Ventures, LLC for a private placement offering of Runs Tokens as part of its ongoing token sale. This strategic investment by BlockTeam will help Runs.com ramp up its operations rapidly in line with […]

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Who is Ross Ulbricht? | A Journey into the Dark Net and Cryptocurrency

Ross Ulbricht is a former dark net operator who is currently in prison for life after creating and administering the Silk Road, an online marketplace where over a billion dollars worth of illegal goods/services were exchanged.    Transactions on Silk Road were completed using Bitcoin for the sake of anonymity. For that reason, Ulbricht is credited […]

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Hodler’s Digest, August 5-12: You Can’t Actually Buy A Frappucino With Bitcoin, But You Can Ship More Things On Blockchain

The US DEA actually encourages people to keep using cryptocurrencies, and the WSJ releases a report exposing a variety of “pump and dump” schemes. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, […]

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Nations Should Embrace Privacy Coins Like Monero and ZCash, According to Weiss Ratings

Privacy-focused coins such as Dash, Monero, and ZCash are controversial as they can anonymize criminals online. However, privacy is important as many people live under the auspices of corrupt governments where such technology represents a beacon of hope. Governments should fear privacy coins as a form of money. The degree of anonymity is startling. Governments […]

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Crypto Coin vs. Token: Understanding the Difference

There are many terminologies for cryptocurrencies. Newer investors may find it difficult to distinguish between various categories. In this article, we look at the difference between crypto coin vs. token. We also examine some of the most relevant projects in each category and try to understand how some cryptocurrency projects migrate from digital tokens to […]

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‘We Don’t List Shitcoins’: Binance CEO Retaliates Over Listing Fee Criticism

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao rebuffed criticism of the exchange’s listing fees Saturday, saying commentators should concentrate on the quality of coins it chooses to list. ‘Is My Coin Good Enough?’ In a series of Tweets, Zhao took issue with Expanse founder Christopher Franko, who had previously claimed the exchange quoted him 400 BTC ($2,600,000) for […]

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FinCEN Director: Agency Receives 1,500 Suspicious Activity Reports on Crypto per Month

The director of the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network says that the agency has seen a surge in filings of crypto-related Suspicious Activity Reports. Kenneth A. Blanco, director of the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), has revealed that the agency has seen a surge in filings of crypto-related Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs). The number […]

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