Cryptocurrencies

US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

The US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional legislation to address anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies and services intended to obscure transactions on blockchains such as tumblers or mixers. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Undermining US Laws Deputy Assistant Director of the US ...

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Charlie Lee Talks Bithumb Hack, Bitcoin Price, and Lightning Network

Charlie Lee on CNBC: Charlie Lee, founder of Litecoin (LTC), chatted with CNBC about the recent Bithumb hack, Bitcoin price, and the Lightning Network. Charlie Lee on CNBC: Bithumb Hack The South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb was hacked earlier this week, with a total of USD $ 30 million in crypto being stolen. It was enough to shift the exchange ...

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EOS Block Producers Reportedly ‘Ordered’ to Freeze 27 Accounts, ‘Reasoning’ to Follow

EOS Core Arbitration Forum allegedly orders the freezing of 27 accounts with the “logic and reasoning” for the order to be posted later Cointelegraph.com News

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Wendy McElroy: Crypto as Class Warfare

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 1 Crypto as Class Warfare “Antagonism between the classes will be removed. I do not envisage a dead and artificial level among the people. There will be a variety among them as there is among the leaves of a tree. There will certainly be ...

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Stellar Acquiring Chain – True or False? Sources Say True

Reports of Stellar acquiring Chain are floating around this week. On June 20th, Fortune reported that Stellar, the creator of the virtual currency XLM, is in talks to purchase the California-based blockchain startup. But is it really going to happen? Stellar Acquiring Chain – Real or Fake? Rumors in the crypto space take different paths. When the fake Coinbase listing ...

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Swiss National Bank Board Director: Central Banks’ Interest in Issuing Crypto Has Waned

According to a board member at the Swiss National Bank, enthusiasm has waned for issuing a state-backed digital currency Cointelegraph.com News

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The Daily: Analysts Predict Bitcoin Will Rebound, Enthusiasm for State Coins Lost

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we mention some optimistic mid to long term predictions for crypto markets. And while decentralized currencies are hurting in a bearish month, the prospects for state-issued virtual money look even dimmer. Another senior Swiss central banker has noted the diminishing enthusiasm of governments to mint digital coins. Venezuela gives an example – Caracas has recently ...

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Is Coinbase Adding Ripple? Garlinghouse Says it Should

Last week, Coinbase announced that it will soon be adding Ethereum Classic. The move sparked joy across the crypto-board. However, some were left wondering – is Coinbase adding Ripple? Considering Coinbase is moving to Japan, where XRP is popular and is openly looking to list new virtual currencies, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before we see headlines ...

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