Nick Chong · 18 mins ago · 2 min read
Blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world
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Bitcoin trading laws impede stablecoin development, says Japan regulator
A newly-appointed financial regulator in Japan said this week that introducing laws and regulations for Bitcoin trading would impede technical innovation while supporting purely speculative gains, according to Reuters.
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Bityard Review: Singapore’s fully-compliant exchange wants to make margin trading crypto simple and accessible to all
A new cryptocurrency exchange is capitalizing on the market gaps that other trading participants have failed to fulfill, while promising market-leading execution tools and institutional-level liquidity for users.
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Blockchain-Issued Stock Provider DX.Exchange Patches User Data Leak
DX.Exchange, the Estonian exchange that rose to fame last week after launching tokenized United States equities on its platform, is facing scrutiny after a severe security vulnerability was discovered in its framework.
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Crypto.com temporarily suspends European debit card program after Wirecard bankruptcy
Crypto dot com is temporarily suspending its Europe and United Kingdom issuances of MCO debit cards after its former card operator — Germany’s Wirecard AG — slipped into bankruptcy and filed insolvency this week.
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UK crypto exchange Coinfloor first to receive Gibraltar blockchain license
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor has received a blockchain license from the strictly regulated Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), and is the first crypto exchange to do so since the Gibraltar government instituted its blockchain regulatory laws, according to Finance Magnates.
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Move over BTC futures, the world’s accredited millionaires can now profit by mining Bitcoin
Bitcoin mining, long known as an obscure activity limited to cyberpunks and dominated by Chinese brands, can now be an alternative investment option for accredited investors looking to take a BTC bet.
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A Russian billionaire is getting into cryptocurrency, but not in the way that you would expect
Vladimir Potanin, one of the richest individuals in Russia and the CEO of metal conglomerate Norilsk Nickel, received approval from the Central Bank of Russia to operate a cryptocurrency.
Read More San Francisco Blockchain News
Coinbase generated more operating profit from transaction fees than VC money
Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the United States, has generated nearly $2 billion from transaction fees alone since its launch in 2012, CEO Brian Armstrong said.
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Venezuelans are paying an average $1,980 premium on LocalBitcoins [UPDATED]
[Note: this article has been updated for accuracy] The average price of BTC on LocalBitcoins Venezuela is $1,980 above the Coinmarketcap spot price, likely making the stricken South American economy one of the world’s most expensive markets for Bitcoin.