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Tehran has once again targeted the users of the popular messaging application Telegram. A law enforcement official warned Iranian citizens against providing any support for the launch of the instant messaging app’s native token, the Gram. ‘Disruption to the National Economy’ Authorities in Iran would interpret any cooperation with Telegram on the issuing of their …

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Cryptocurrency adoption pioneers Lite.IM have just announced that the platform will now support Bitcoin (BTC) payments. This means, users of Facebook, Telegram, and even plain old SMS will now be able to send BTC to one another via their chosen social application. Such moves bridge the gap between the now enormously adopted mobile phone and …

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The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced an update on the launch of the Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract in an official notice Dec. 31. The document from ICE — the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and creator of digital assets platform Bakkt — states that “[f]ollowing consultation with the Commodity Futures Trading …

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Despite low prices and two market crashes in 2018, there are still investors who were not chased away from the crypto world by the bear market. However, trading has become a bit difficult, and those who are making money through crypto trading had to find an alternative way to come out on top. Because of …

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The time-honored weekly American news publication, Time, has featured Bitcoin (BTC) in an article discussing the ongoing economic disaster in Venezuela hailing BTC as a financial liberator. The article explains the situation in Venezuela as “desperate”, continuing to evaluate Bitcoin has the quasi-savior, stating that the digital gold offers a solution in order to “evade …

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Most financial institutions will not use Bitcoin (BTC), payment network Stellar’s co-founder and CTO Jed McCaleb stated in an interview with Yahoo Finance Dec. 31. Speaking to the online news outlet, McCaleb — who is also known as one of the founding fathers of defunct Japanese Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, as well as the co-founder of Ripple — made an argument in favor of the use of …

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2018 was not a great year for cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, plunged nearly 75 percent in the year to date. In December 2017, bitcoin was worth nearly $20,000. Now, as 2018 draws to a close, it clocks in at less than $3,875. Other crypto firms also are struggling to stay afloat. The price of …

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Ethereum readies for the new year rally a head of the much awaited hard fork upgrade. Ethereum price corrects from weekend high at $150. Ethereum has been on the receiving end throughout 2018. However, the third largest crypto in the market is currently getting ready to take on 2019 by storm. Various experts in the …

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The Indian government is approaching cryptocurrency regulation with caution, tech magazine Quartz reported Dec. 31, quoting Pon Radhakrishnan, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Shipping. The latest episode in India’s increasingly drawn-out path to formalizing its domestic cryptocurrency economy, Radhakrishnan said that the lack of a “globally acceptable solution” meant lawmakers were unlikely to issue formal …

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If 2018 is any indication about the future of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, 2019 will prove to be a challenging year for investors and technologists. Between the financial turmoil and acrimonious technological debates, are there any opportunities within this emerging field for entrepreneurs and idle capital? Bitcoin opened 2018 with a bang at $13,290 and …

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