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Forbes’ ‘Fintech 50 For 2018’ List Includes 11 Blockchain & Crypto Companies

Forbes’ ‘Fintech 50 For 2018’ List Includes 11 Blockchain & Crypto Companies

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Forbes' ‘Fintech 50 For 2018’ List Includes 11 Blockchain & Crypto Companies In Forbes' third edition of the “Fintech 50”, a list of the top 50 financial technology companies globally of 2018, released on Feb. 13, eleven of the companies listed use Blockchain technology or are connected to the cryptocurrency industry. The founders of three of the companies, The Bitfury Group, Coinbase, and Ripple that made the Fintech 50 also made Forbes' list of the “Richest People in Cryptocurrency” released last week. Forbes' site has a separate article breaking down the influence of Blockchain and crypto companies that made the Fintech 50 list. Forbes writes that perhaps unseen behind the nonstop news coverage of crypto price volatility, the
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Report Claims LTC is Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

Report Claims LTC is Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Report Claims LTC is Second Most Adopted Currency on Dark Marketplaces News A recent study has revealed Litecoin to be the second most adopted means of payment among dark marketplaces. The study also indicated a significant increase in adoption of Monero among English-speaking platforms. Also Read: South Korean Prosecutor Fights to Confiscate Bitcoins from Criminal Proceeds Dark Marketplaces Increase Altcoin Adoption The study, conducted by Recorded Future, involved the analysis of 150 leading dark web “message boards, marketplaces, and illicit services” in order to ascertain the scale of alternative cryptocurrency adoption on the part of criminal entities in response to rising bitcoin fees. Recorded Future states that “The
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Meet the Man Who Introduced Roger Ver to Bitcoin

Meet the Man Who Introduced Roger Ver to Bitcoin

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Meet the Man Who Introduced Roger Ver to Bitcoin Cointelegraph got a chance to sit down and talk with Mark Edge, the man who introduced Roger Ver to Bitcoin and the host of Free Talk Live radio. It was hard to miss Mark at the North American Bitcoin Conference, he was dressed in full garb and looked as if he could be a stunt-double in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. But unlike Monty Python, Mark is no joke. Mark’s Free Talk Live is one of the first media outlets to cover Bitcoin, and was one of the earliest members in the crypto community. Most publications did not pick up Bitcoin until around 2013 with the exception of Wired, who ran a Bitcoin story in 2011. He first became involved with Bitcoin in February 2011 when the lead d
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PR: Virtual Network PodOne’s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours – Bitcoin News

PR: Virtual Network PodOne’s ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours – Bitcoin News

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Please share if you find this article interesting. PR: Virtual Network PodOne's ICO Bonus Round Ends in Less Than 24 Hours - Bitcoin News This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. PodOne is a virtual network of on-demand contact center professionals that exists for the sole purposes of reducing labor costs and optimizing staff time, providing self-employment opportunities to individuals world-wide, and increasing the quality of service provided to customers in a call/contact center environment. The company is ushering ...
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Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55%

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Japanese Crypto Investors Flee Capital Gains Taxation of up to 55% Taxes Reports have indicated that some investors are relocating in search of alternative taxation regimes in order to avoid heavy capital gains taxes. Japan currently taxes capital gains on profits derived through virtual currency trading at between 15% and 55%. Also Read: India’s Tax Department Issues Notices to 100,000 Crypto Investors Japanese Crypto Traders Prepare for Tax Season Japan’s cryptocurrency traders are bracing for the oncoming Japanese tax season, which runs from February 16th until March 15. In Japan, all cryptocurrency earnings are required to be reported as ‘miscellaneous income’, incurring capital gains taxation of between 15% and 55% due
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Dubai: Gold Trading Company Launches ‘World’s First’ Cold Storage Vault For Crypto

Dubai: Gold Trading Company Launches ‘World’s First’ Cold Storage Vault For Crypto

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Dubai: Gold Trading Company Launches ‘World’s First’ Cold Storage Vault For Crypto The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) has given a gold trading company in Dubai the first cryptocurrency trading license in the Middle East, and the company has responded by launching the “world’s first” cold storage vault for crypto, according to a press release on the DMCC’s site. Regal RA DMCC, the company that received the crypto license, is a subsidiary of Regal Assets, which is a gold investment company. Ksenia Kiseleva, manager of the Dubai Regal Assets office, said that Regal RA is planning to apply for crypto licenses in other countries as well, and is currently developing an online trading platform for all crypto-commodities. Kiseleva
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How a New Blockchain-Based Project is Trying to Build the New Internet

How a New Blockchain-Based Project is Trying to Build the New Internet

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Please share if you find this article interesting. How a New Blockchain-Based Project is Trying to Build the New Internet As Bitcoin led the way as the mainstream cryptocurrency after its inception in 2009, many ‘altcoins’ were founded on the basis of its success. They all claim to be superior in some way to the defacto most popular option. In this instance, Skycoin has taken it further and built a whole multi-layered project around their currency; claiming, in fact, to have ‘built the new Internet.’ “The world deserved a better cryptocurrency” The team says that in 2012 they decided the world ‘deserved a better cryptocurrency,’ and using Satoshi’s ‘original vision’ for Bitcoin (decentralized over thousands of computers), built a crypto with enhanced speed and security. Skycoin w
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Litecoin Price Surges On News Of LTC-Fiat Payment Service And ‘Scam’ Hard Fork

Litecoin Price Surges On News Of LTC-Fiat Payment Service And ‘Scam’ Hard Fork

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Litecoin Price Surges On News Of LTC-Fiat Payment Service And ‘Scam’ Hard Fork Litecoin (LTC) outperformed all major cryptocurrency assets Wednesday, Feb. 14, jumping over 30 percent against the US dollar on combined LTC payment service and hard fork news. Having announced its intention to create a merchant solution for Litecoin similar to BitPay for Bitcoin in late 2017, a company called LitePay announced Monday, Feb. 12, that it would release the service on Feb. 26. “We started because the people asked (BitPay) to accept LTC. They wouldn’t, so we took the challenge,” the project explained in their tweet Monday. We started because the people asked @Bitpay to accept LTC. They wouldn’t, so we took the challenge. Infrastructure fo
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Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200

Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Fork Confusion Propels Litecoin to 1-Month High Above $200 Litecoin (LTC) is putting on a show today amid news a group of developers may seek to fork its blockchain, the fifth-largest by total value. The cryptocurrency was last seen changing hands at $216, a one-month high, according to data service CoinMarketCap. Overall, LTC has appreciated by 33 percent in the last 24 hours, up over 100 percent from the Feb. 6 low of $106.94. Further, with the move, litecoin's market capitalization has jumped above $10 billion for the first time since Jan. 29. Still, the reasons for the move may give investors pause. LTC appears to be edging higher due to news of an upcoming fork called "Litecoin Cash," which is promising new tokens to existin
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Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks

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Please share if you find this article interesting. Ripple Partners With Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority To Offer Pilot Program For Banks Ripple has announced an agreement today, Feb. 14, with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to provide support for Ripple’s cross-border payments technology to banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). SAMA and Ripple have created a pilot program to provide support to KSA banks to use xCurrent, Ripple’s enterprise software solution that enables banks to instantly settle cross-border payments with end-to-end tracking. The first of its kind to be launched by a central bank, the pilot program will allow participating KSA banks to use xCurrent for cross-border payment payments. SAMA will support KSA banks with a regulatory sandbox, program