Month: May 2019

Bitcoin decoupled from traditional markets in May, rising more than $3,000. The cryptocurrency, currently at $8,300 on Bitstamp, is set to end higher for the fourth straight month with 60 percent gains. That is the longest monthly winning streak and the biggest monthly gain since August 2017. Notably, the leading cryptocurrency by market value has
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By CCN: Self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, Craig Wright, just took his ongoing Bitcoin takeover gambit to the next level. Speaking at a CoinGeek conference in Toronto, Wright claimed that money from major cryptocurrency institutions like Binance, Bitfinex and Tether was being used to fund slavery and prostitution. Despite the severity of the claims, Binance CEO Changpeng
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SBI Ripple Asia — a subsidiary of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings — is launching a store settlement service affiliated with SBI Holdings and Ripple’s jointly developed consumer-focused XRP-powered payments app MoneyTap. The news was reported by Cointelegraph Japan on May 30. As previously reported, MoneyTap — which launched in the fall of last
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Global securities regulation standard setter, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), has published a consultation paper on regulating crypto asset trading platforms (CTPs). IOSCO publicized the paper in an official news release on May 28. According to the news release, IOSCO’s membership regulates over 95% of the world’s securities markets in more than 115
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Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has added support for EOS, according to a press release on May 30. The new addition is reportedly available for trading and storage in most areas covered by Coinbase, with the exception of the United Kingdom and New York at press time. The announcement also notes
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The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) showed a cautious approach towards cryptocurrency-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in comments at the finance committee of the upper house of the National Diet on May 30. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the comments earlier today. Per the report, local politician Takeshi Fujimaki noted during the meeting that he expects a
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