Month: June 2018

Facebook Reverses cryptocurrency ad ban: Facebook banned crypto advertising on its platform back in January of this year. This was a blanket ban on all ads crypto-related necessary to protect its users from illegitimate promoters. It caused controversy. In the ever-swaying battle for and against cryptocurrencies, it seemed that all the major social media platforms had
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Advertisement Critics of the Bitcoin community’s decision to pursue a development path that prioritizes the coin’s utility as a store of value often allege that a payments-first focus is necessary to create a “base level of demand” for a cryptocurrency. However, writing on Twitter, BitGo co-founder Ben Davenport makes the case that the payments use
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A long-held bitcoin secret is about to be revealed. No, it’s not the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, it’s a private key the cryptocurrency’s creator entrusted to several bitcoin developers that activates the protocol’s so-called “alert system,” once used to flash a text warning to those running the software in case something happened that could impact
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Japan Cryptocurrency Tax: Taro Aso, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance for Japan, has concerns over cryptocurrency taxes in his country but believes it to be doubtful that the public would accept any changes made to the cryptocurrency taxation law. Japan Cryptocurrency Tax Currently, cryptocurrencies are taxed as “miscellaneous income”. Items taxed under
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Advertisement Cryptocurrency startup Tether issued $250 million in new tokens on Monday, sparking speculation that a bitcoin price rally could be inbound. Blockchain data indicates that Tether, the creator of cryptocurrency “stablecoin” USDT (colloquially called tether), issued 250 million new tokens this morning, June 25. USDT, which is pegged to USD at a 1-to-1 ratio,
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