Bitfinex: NYAG cited no authority to demand Tether documents

Bitfinex: NYAG cited no authority to demand Tether documents

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is dead set on holding on to its documents despite objections from the office of the New York Attorney General (NYAG). Bitfinex, Tether and several other related companies said that a request made by the NYAG with regards to a $900 million inter-company loan should be dismissed, states a letter sent to…
LocalBitcoins sees huge spikes in usage during Hong Kong’s political unrest

LocalBitcoins sees huge spikes in usage during Hong Kong’s political unrest

Interest in Bitcoin, the censorship resistant cryptocurrency, often spikes during times of political or economic unrest. It’s no accident that Satoshi Nakamoto embedded a reference to the financial crisis in Bitcoin‘s genesis block. Indeed, Bitcoin volumes have seen an increase recently, specifically in Hong Kong on peer-to-peer trading site LocalBitcoins, The Block reports. LocalBitcoins reportedly…
BBC’s English language lesson about cryptocurrency isn’t terrible

BBC’s English language lesson about cryptocurrency isn’t terrible

The BBC is helping non-native English speakers sharpen up their cryptocurrency language skills and knowledge with a 6-minute primer on Bitcoin. In today’s episode of BBC Learning English hosts Catherine and Sam discuss cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and Facebook’s controversial digital currency Libra. If you’re a seasoned Bitcoin boffin, don’t expect to learn anything new. This 6-minute…
Rethinking Blockchain: Should it Have Been Written In Erlang From The Start?

Rethinking Blockchain: Should it Have Been Written In Erlang From The Start?

Tobia Lindhal asserts that Erlang is the perfect programming language—and disciplinary foundation, for building a blockchain. T. Lindahl Under the hood, every blockchain has a mix of different mechanisms to make it work, depending on what programmers believe is the right way to tackle problems. There’s usually no right or wrong solution—there are only better…
Ripple CEO Not Bullish on Facebook’s Ability to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency

Ripple CEO Not Bullish on Facebook’s Ability to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency

Ripple CEO Not Bullish on Facebook’s Ability to Launch Libra Cryptocurrency
The crypto whiz kid who paid $4.6 million for lunch with Warren Buffett asked Donald Trump and several crypto bosses to join them. Here’s everyone he invited.

The crypto whiz kid who paid $4.6 million for lunch with Warren Buffett asked...

Dave Weaver/APThe crypto whiz kid who paid $4.6 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett asked Donald Trump and a slew of crypto bosses to join them.Tron founder and CEO Justin Sun invited executives from Ethereum, Litecoin, Binance, Circle, Huobi, and eToro to attend the charity meal.Sun is working to reschedule the lunch after postponing…
Is Telegram’s Cryptocurrency the Long-Awaited Ethereum Killer? – CCN Markets

Is Telegram’s Cryptocurrency the Long-Awaited Ethereum Killer? – CCN Markets

With increased scalability and compatibility options, does Telegram's TON blockchain threaten to take over from Ethereum? | Source: Shutterstock. Image Edited by CCN.With just over a month left until the TON blockchain officially launches, Telegram’s debut cryptocurrency project is shaping up to be one of Ethereum’s biggest threats to date.Numerous would-be assassins have lined up…
Here’s a short history of Facebook flops

Here’s a short history of Facebook flops

Yesterday was Facebook’s big blockchain day. It finally went public with its plans to upend the global payments industry by introducing a new program called Libra, which would be both its own digital currency and a financial platform. Users will supposedly be able to pay for things with Libra, store the coin in their own…
International exchanges campaign against UK cryptocurrency derivatives ban

International exchanges campaign against UK cryptocurrency derivatives ban

Global exchanges are begging the UK‘s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to ban the sale of cryptocurrency-based derivatives. The World Federation of Exchanges said today that there is a need to find a balance between innovation and keeping consumers protected, Reuters reports. But it doesn’t think banning cryptocurrency-based investment products is the right answer. “The…
Uber, MasterCard, Visa and other big companies have reportedly signed on to Facebook’s blockchain efforts (FB)

Uber, MasterCard, Visa and other big companies have reportedly signed on to Facebook’s blockchain...

Facebook has enlisted some high-profile companies to back its forthcoming cryptocurrency. Uber, Stripe, Visa, and Booking.com are among the firms to support the secretive effort, according to a new report.The Silicon Valley tech giant is expected to formally announce what it has been building next week.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It sounds like…
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