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Bitcoin Cash Captured More Than 10% of Darknet Sales Last Month

2019 was an interesting year for darknet markets (DNMs) and a number of marketplaces closed for a variety of reasons. Despite the closures, crypto payments on DNMs doubled for the first time in five years. Moreover, statistics from the blockchain analytics provider 1000x Group show digital currencies like bitcoin cash (BCH ) have joined BTC […]

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Bitgo to Offer Regulated Crypto Custody in Switzerland and Germany

European crypto exchanges, as well as other companies with significant crypto holdings they need to protect, now have another option for cold storing their digital fortune. Bitgo is expanding out of the U.S. and into Europe with two new companies in Switzerland and Germany. Also Read: German Fintechs Rush to Offer Crypto Custody Services Under […]

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How to Red Flag Scams: Bitcoin Doubler Club, Cryptomia247, Mining Cheap, Orelex, and Wintrust

Last week’s news.Bitcoin.com post warning about common bitcoin scams like “The Bitcoin Code” elicited a plethora of comments and suggestions from readers, asking about and reporting other platforms and services claiming to provide bitcoin investment opportunities. This article examines some of these, and most importantly seeks to provide readers with basic tips for recognizing the […]

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From Star Trek to Wikipedia: Crashing Bitcoin SV Fails to Impress

The Bitcoin SV network and the infamous Craig Wright have been publicly scrutinized by two well known individuals. Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales criticized BSV technology and said he doesn’t think recorded data from Wikipedia would be beneficial stored on a blockchain like BSV . Moreover, former Star Trek actor William Shatner tweeted about Craig Wright’s claim […]

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Trump Views Crypto a Threat, Proposes Countermeasures in New Budget

The White House released the Budget of the U.S. Government on Monday, outlining some proposals to increase cryptocurrency oversight which President Donald Trump views as priorities. The budget proposes giving the Treasury more power over crypto and requests funding for FinCEN to expand its efforts to combat threats including from cryptocurrency. Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla […]

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$118 Million of Plustoken BTC on the Move Again – New Dump Incoming?

Plustoken’s stash of bitcoin is on the move again. The haul of ill-gotten gains, amassed during a long-running Ponzi scheme that accrued 187,000 BTC , has been sporadically liquidated, impacting the market price of bitcoin in the process. At 2:46 a.m. today, a known Plustoken address moved 12,000 BTC worth $118M, suggesting that another market […]