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Bitcoin History Part 1: In the Beginning



With today marking the tenth anniversary of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the web is predictably thick with op-eds, retrospectives and thought pieces. While Oct. 31, 2008 is hailed as a pivotal moment in monetary history, at the time, few noticed the publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper to a cryptography mailing list. Like all revolutions, this one […]

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Bitcoin Bear Market Could Last 18 More Months: BitMEX CEO



Bitcoin prices and trading volume might keep plummeting, and the current bear market could last another 18 months. That’s the sobering assessment of Arthur Hayes, the CEO of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest bitcoin derivatives trading platform. “My view is the volatility environment that exists right now could persist for another 12 […]

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Goldman Sachs Onboarding Clients for Bitcoin Derivatives, Insiders Say



Inside sources say Goldman Sachs is already onboarding some of its clients to trade on its Bitcoin derivatives, non-deliverable forward (NDF) contracts platform. However, the bank reportedly has no plans to launch trading support for other cryptocurrency derivatives but is serious about providing custodial services. Goldman Trading Bitcoin Derivatives? According to the International Business Times, the […]

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Binance Freezes Funds on Multiple Accounts with Dubious Crypto Exchange

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  • October 31, 2018
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<br /><br /> <br /><br /> Binance has frozen multiple accounts associated with the cryptocurrency exchange Wex, citing money laundering concerns.The CEO of Binance went on Twitter recently to announce the freezing of multiple accounts owned by Wex, claiming that Binance will cooperate with law enforcement in any way possible should a criminal investigation result […]

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Janet Yellen, Ex-Federal Reserve Chair, Graciously Accepts Gifted Bitcoin



A Redditor decided to give the notably crypto-skeptic, ex-chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, some bitcoin as a gift. Her gracious and open response may surprise some. Bah, humbug As chair of the US Federal Reserve between 2014 and 2018, Janet Yellen’s relationship with Bitcoin was as fractious as one would expect. However, even […]

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Indian Officials Consider Ban on “Private Cryptocurrencies”



Agents of the Indian government have met to formally discuss a possible ban on private cryptocurrency holdings in the nation. On October 30, 2018, the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) issued a press release detailing their recent meeting where they “reviewed the current global and domestic economic situation and financial sector performance.” The council […]

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EY Prototype Allows Private Transactions on Ethereum’s Blockchain



In a bid to lower the barriers to mainstream adoption of blockchain technology, professional services giant Ernst & Young (EY) has launched a solution that it claims will allow companies to transact privately on Ethereum’s blockchain using zero-knowledge proof (ZKP). Dubbed the EY Ops Chain Public Edition (PE), the solution will reportedly allow enterprises to […]

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It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Bitcoin White Paper. Have You Read It Yet?



On October 31, 2018, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin’s white paper, the seminal literature of Satoshi Nakamoto’s creation and the new cryptographic field he introduced with the blockchain. Since its release, the white paper has become a must-read for crypto enthusiasts, be they fledglings or veterans, investors or coders. Part technical primer, economic […]

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Petro… Petro… Get ’em While They’re Hot!



After what seems like an unnecessarily long bout of teasing, we can finally get our hands on all those lovely Venezuelan Petro.  As Bitcoinist reported earlier this month, the Petro has been finally launched by the Venezuela government. Today, the Vice-President of the Economy announced the release on Twitter with this lovely infographic. #Enterate || […]

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