Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review

2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem has matured a great deal. BCH has successfully upgraded twice this year, adding Schnorr signatures capabilities and most transactions on the BCH network are now non-malleable. Moreover, BCH has seen increased adoption this year, an SLP token explosion, a slew of helpful third-party applications, and has become a privacy contender with Cashshuffle and Cashfusion on the way. Also read: Onecoin Websites Suspended as the $4 Billion Ponzi Crumbles This Year’s Bitcoin Cash Growth As the new year approaches,…

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Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund Locks Over 85% of LFE Cash Tokens

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Fortune Star Digital Asset Fund (a professional Cayman Islands investment fund) has secured 3,547,437,988 LFE Cash tokens for its flagship digital asset fund that has been launched this week. The deal itself was completed by its parent group Fortune Star Investments Ltd way back at the LFE ITO closing. FSI have provided much…

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EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

Libra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still Reluctant Just last month news.Bitcoin.com reported on the “Managed Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019,” proposed legislation in the U.S. which seeks to regulate libra as a security, going against Libra representatives’ stated vision for…

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Venture Capitalists Have Invested Over $200M in Stablecoins

Does the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency A Stable Full of Stablecoins Stablecoin projects need venture capital firms, just as VCs need crypto projects that have a high chance of gaining mass adoption – and stablecoins seem a safer bet than altcoins.…

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Mining Chip Maker Ebang Next in Line to File for US IPO

Ebang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American stock exchange Nasdaq. Also read: Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPO Ebang Plans to File an IPO in the U.S. Bitcoin mining has become an increasingly competitive industry and now three of the…

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Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Dozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of the year. That’s despite the prolonged 2018 crypto winter followed by an unstable recovery in 2019. Also read: European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations New Crypto Fund Launches Drop to Half…

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Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive personal data “is now in the hands of [Poloniex].” Not too long after Tate’s tweet, the Poloniex Twitter account responded by denying ownership of U.S. customer data, and revealed the exchange would “delist DGB soon.”…

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The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I thank Vroman for his article, so that AP sympathizers may be reassured that I am not attacking a strawman. **This following article is an opinion piece written by the economist and libertarian author Robert Murphy.…

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Blockfi Launches Crypto Trading Platform

Crypto financial services company Blockfi has launched a trading platform supporting three cryptocurrencies. The new offering adds to the company’s existing services: interest-bearing accounts and crypto-backed loans. Blockfi has completed registration with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and expanded its state licenses to cover both lending and money transmission. Also read: Bitcoin ATMs Installed at 5 Major Malls in the US Trading Platform Launch Blockfi announced Thursday the launch of its crypto trading platform for individual and institutional investors. “Blockfi Trading will initially allow holders of cryptocurrencies to seamlessly…

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ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as a result of ECB policy. The German economist also remarked that “we cannot expect that the general population understands what the ECB is doing.” Also Read: ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a…

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