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India Sends Tax Notices to Cryptocurrency Investors as Trading Hits $3.5 Billion
FILE PHOTO: A collection of Bitcoin (virtual currency) tokens are displayed in this picture illustration, in Paris, France, December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Illustration/File Photo Reuters. By Rupam Jain and Manoj Kumar. NEW DELHI (Reuters ...
Bitcoin Cash Trading Pairs Open at Cryptocurrency Exchange
The KuCoin, a multi-cryptocurrency exchange based in Hong Kong, recently revealed its plans to add Bitcoin Cash Market enabling users to trade using BCH pairs. All KuCoin traders will have access to the six trading pairs: KCS/BCH, ACT/BCH, DAT/BCH, XAS ...
Meet Litecoin, a Faster Bitcoin That Gamers Love
Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency, but as the first iteration of a revolutionary idea, it was born with notable drawbacks. For instance, one feature of Bitcoin's blockchain-based currency — security guaranteed by a decentralized method of tracking ...
France introduces strict cryptocurrency regulations to fight tax evasion
Although a ban seems unlikely, the finance ministers said the Macron government will “not cede anything,” and urges people to not use cryptocurrency to avoid taxation. Marie also desires to strengthen Europe and act more assertively in order to keep up ...
Can NVIDIA and AMD Keep Riding the Cryptocurrency Wave?
The cryptocurrency market gained a lot of momentum last year thanks to the rapidly rising value of bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies. Last year's massive gains have boosted investors' appetite for digital currencies, but cryptocurrency ...
The end of bitcoin
The bitcoin boom may be over. And the death of the cryptocurrency craze may well come at the hands of government regulators. Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that Chinese authorities plan to block domestic access to central cryptocurrency trading ...
Ethereum Price Bounces Back to $1050 After dip to $799
After a few difficult days, it seems the cryptocurrency markets are slowly going back to normal. More specifically, the Ethereum price has climbed back above $1,000 as of last night, after dipping all the way down to $799. A very remarkable bound back ...
A 'Haven for Bitcoin' Is Considering a Cryptocurrency Crackdown
Indonesian authorities are investigating the use of bitcoin in the holiday island of Bali, amid warnings by the central bank in Southeast Asia's biggest economy over the risks posed by virtual currencies, an official said. The probe started after the ...
Bitcoin price - live updates: Cryptocurrency value stabilises after dramatic crash
The value of bitcoin plunged this week, amid concerns that trading could be banned in South Korea, but it appears to be on the up again. The volatile cryptocurrency hit a record high when it passed $19,850 in mid-December, but then tumbled rapidly ...
Bitcoin price BOOST: Expert reveals why bitcoin's CRASH is GOOD for cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin price news Zcash Monero cryptocurrency Spencer Bogart CNBC•GETTY. Bitcoin will stick around but face competition form Zcash and Monero, Bogart said. Now in 2018 we have a lot of people that recognise that bitcoin is not going away. Spencer ...
Ethereum price today – is ETH worth as much as Bitcoin and what are CryptoKitties?
Peter Atwater, who studies market sentiment and heads Financial Insyghts, believes CryptoKitties can prosper. He said: "The popularity of virtual cats fits the euphoria we see elsewhere in the crypto-currency space. It feels very reminiscent of the ...
Litecoin Price Analysis: Can LTC/USD Break 100 SMA?
Litecoin price is slowly moving higher and is currently trading above $180 against the US Dollar. LTC/USD has to move above $210 and 100 hourly SMA to gain momentum. Key Talking Points. Litecoin price made a decent recovery so far and is currently ...
Why São Paulo Wants to Pay for Infrastructure with Cryptocurrency
The Brazilian state of São Paulo is looking to cryptocurrency to help solve its infrastructure problems. The state, home to 45 million residents and the city of São Paulo – the largest metropolis in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the ...
Price Analysis, Jan. 18: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, IOTA, Litecoin, NEM, Cardano
After a sharp fall, the aggressive bulls jump into the fray to buy at lower levels. This strategy has resulted in huge gains for the cryptocurrency traders in 2017. However, unlike the previous occasions, we have seen a shallow pullback this time. This ...
The ECB Wants to Hear Your Cryptocurrency Questions
The European Central Bank (ECB) is soliciting questions from the general public on cryptocurrencies, among other topics, for its third Youth Dialogue. In an announcement Thursday, the ECB invited Twitter and Facebook users to ask the bank's president ...
Best Ethereum Mining Hardware (2018 Updated)
Ethereum mining currently requires a GPU with at least 3 gigabytes of Video RAM (VRAM). This VRAM requirement is expected to grow to 4 gigs in 2018. The Ethereum Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) file is stored in VRAM by miners. The DAG grows in size by ...
Report says North Korean hackers have been targeting South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges
North Korean hackers have been linked to recent attacks on a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange. US cyber-security firm Recorded Future analyzed methods used in recent cryptocurrency attacks and noticed a trend. The malware is linked to a North Korea ...
As China cracks down on bitcoin, Indian cryptocurrency exchanges wait and watch
The Indian government does not like bitcoins, but unlike its Chinese counterpart, it is in no hurry to clamp down heavily on virtual currencies. Once home to the world's largest community of bitcoin traders, China is now reportedly considering blocking ...
Bitcoin could be here for 100 years but it's more likely to 'totally collapse,' Nobel laureate says
Some economists, such as Paul Donovan at UBS' wealth management division, have likened the developments in bitcoin to the tulip bubble. Shiller, who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2013 for his work on asset prices and inefficient markets, made ...
SEC cools traders' hot plans for cryptocurrency-based exchange traded funds
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has serious concerns about the securities industry's plans to create exchange traded funds around cryptocurrency. In a strongly worded letter to the heads of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets ...
As Bitcoin Sinks, Crypto Bros Party Hard on a Blockchain Cruise
In a best-case scenario, he said, Bitcoin could jump to $300,000 in as little as seven years. For skeptics of the crypto craze, it's hard not to see all this as another sign of runaway exuberance -- a repeat of the boosterish Las Vegas securitization ...
Understand blockchain? Do I have to? Or is it just here, like the internet?
On Thursday afternoon, I thought of that 30-year-old phone conversation as I sat in the audience of Vancity Theatre to listen to Business in Vancouver's panel discussion on “Understanding Blockchain.” I realized that I would never fully understand ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial ...
Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Facing Crucial ...
Blockchain 'could help combat mistrust in scientific process'
Blockchain technology has become synonymous with hype – exhibit A is Bitcoin, a digital currency that uses blockchain, and whose valuation has, in recent months, been pushed wildly up and down by waves of speculator exuberance and panic. But the ...
Morgan Stanley Now Clearing Bitcoin Futures for Clients, Helping Institutions Gain Exposure
Morgan Stanley is now clearing Bitcoin futures for their clients, meaning that Goldman Sachs is no longer the sole Wall Street firm doing so. Morgan Stanley joins Goldman Sachs, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade and others in clearing CME and Cboe Bitcoin futures ...
Cryptocurrency trading bots explained
There are currently dozens of cryptocurrency trading bots on offer. They range from free software that anyone can use to expensive subscription-based bots for professional crypto day traders. However, even the most popular cryptocurrency trading bots ...
SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'
Bitcoin's 1,500 percent surge last year stoked investor demand for any product with exposure to the red-hot asset. A host of companies are jostling to launch exchange-traded funds which would open up the cryptocurrency to a broad retail market. The SEC ...
SEC says it's worried about 'significant' issues with cryptocurrency ETF plans
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicated Thursday it would not be open to approving cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds until concerns related to rules aimed at protecting investors are addressed. "We believe ... that there are a number ...
Bitcoin is 'something regulators need to deal with but not ban,' says former FDIC chair
By Thursday, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — including ripple, ethereum and litecoin — were on the upswing once again. Bitcoin briefly topped $12,000 on Tuesday, an increase of more than 30 percent from the day before. But prices were still down ...
ArtByte 2017 Investment Return Data Show It Outperformed BitCoin ...
ArtByte 2017 Investment Return Data Show It Outperformed BitCoin ...
ArtByte 2017 Investment Return Data Show It Outperformed BitCoin, Litecoin and Ethereum Combined
Just as on the Bitcoin and Litecoin blockchains, having SegWit enables ArtByte the same access to the Lightning network (solving scalability issues), MAST (Smart contract features), Atomic Swaps (direct blockchain to blockchain transactions ...
IBM executive says blockchain 'creates a lot of value' for manufacturers, retailers
Blockchain, a digital record-keeping method that exploded in popularity in conjunction with the cryptocurrency craze, will change the way the world makes transactions, IBM's Martin Schroeter told CNBC on Thursday after earnings. "If you bought IBM ...
Bitcoin's on a wild ride, but investors have shown it's here to stay, analyst says
Despite its recent price whipsaw, bitcoin has gained legitimacy with investors and is here to stay, according to Spencer Bogart, a partner and head of research at Blockchain Capital. Bitcoin has been on a jolting ride this year after soaring more than ...
Bitcoin Devs Release Long-Awaited Schnorr Paper for Scalability Gains
A new research paper focused on Schnorr multi-signatures and penned by several notable bitcoin developers has just been released. Published on Thursday, the paper was penned by developers Gregory Maxwell, Andrew Poelstra, Yannick Seurin and Pieter ...
Japan's Biggest Bank Is Releasing Its Own Cryptocurrency In March
is planning to release its own coin by March 2018. The MUFG coin will have parity with the Japanese yen and will be rolled out to employees of the financial services group first. It will enable standard transactions, such as shopping or transfer of ...
When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind
Bitcoin may grab headlines when it skyrockets in value, as it did much of last year, or when it plunges precipitously, as it has this week. But the virtual currency has a reputation for providing a sense of anonymity to those who own it. That anonymity ...
Cryptocurrency Investors Worry, Wait After Bitcoin Price Drop
Over the last month, in a series of volatile swings, the price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin rose to a record high — then plunged to less than half that value. The abrupt changes have inspired comparisons to the dot-com bubble, and underscored the ...
AMD leads Silicon Valley stock index on bullish cryptocurrency outlook
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) gained 2.38 percent on Thursday after one analyst said the company may be benefitting more from the cryptocurrency boom than it's let on. Graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) are used to ...
Some cryptocurrency traders in South Korea took the bitcoin 'bloodbath' to a whole new level
So huge, in fact, that when authorities last week raided the country's largest cryptocurrency exchanges on suspicion of tax-dodging, and when the government proposed a bill to ban cryptocurrency trading through its exchanges, the global cryptocurrency ...
TK evergreen Bitcoin cryptocurrency price article blog post
I own less than $100 worth of cryptocurrency (at least at current rates), but I still check the prices of Bitcoin and all its coin buddies regularly. The stress of investing heavily in something so volatile just isn't for me, but I enjoy the sport of ...