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Donald Trump is ‘not a fan’ of cryptocurrency, Facebook Libra

Just hours after a "social media summit," the president's Twitter account posted a thread aimed at, of all things, cryptocurrency. After starting off by claiming he's "not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose … Read the rest of this entry

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Senate panel schedules a hearing on Facebook’s cryptocurrency

It didn't even take 48 hours after Facebook announced its cryptocurrency scheme for the government to raise an eyebrow. House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters called for Facebook to halt development, and now the Senate Committee… Engadget RSS Feed

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Cryptocurrency exchange accused of covering up $850 million loss

In the evolving story of a so-called "stablecoin" the office of New York Attorney General Letitia James accused iFinex Inc. — operator of the Bitfinex exchange and the Tether cryptocurrency — of trying to cover up "the apparent loss of … Read the rest of this entry

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Winklevoss twins claim cryptocurrency guru stole 5,000 bitcoins

The Winkevoss twins are back in the news for their involvement in the cryptocurrency world, but this time they likely wouldn't want to celebrate. The New York Times has learned that the two sued crypto investor and ex-convict Charlie Shrem … Read the rest of this entry

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Italian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail loses $170 million

One of the biggest problems with cryptocurrency exchanges is that they're a juicy, enticing target for high-tech criminals. Case in point, Italian exchange BitGrail, which lost $ 170 million worth of Nano tokens, a little-known digital coin previously… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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US regulators are trying to figure out what to do with cryptocurrency

Both chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and chairman Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will warn Congress tomorrow about how risky cryptocurrencies are for investors and the financial syste… Engadget RSS Feed

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Japan’s latest sensation is a cryptocurrency pop group

If you're starting a pop group in Japan, where giant rosters and virtual superstars are par for the course, how do you stand out? By tying yourself to something trendy — and in 2018, that means cryptocurrency. Meet Kasotsuka Shojo … Read the rest of this entry

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Israel may issue cryptocurrency to speed up payments

Some countries are treating cryptocurrencies as the bane of their existence, but that might not be true of Israel — it might see the technology as a cure. Reuters sources have claimed that the Bank of Israel is considering issuing … Read the rest of this entry

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Estonia’s e-residency head plans the country’s own cryptocurrency

Estonia might be the first country to offer cryptocurrency as a way to reward its e-residents. "Estcoin" could be used to reward e-residents (people who set up a business online in the country), verify someone's identity online or be used … Read the rest of this entry

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