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Coincheck Registers 1.7M New Users Since Resuming Operations Last October

[ad_1] Coincheck has reported 1.73 million downloads of its mobile app since the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange resumed new account signups, withdrawals, deposits and limited trading in October. By the end of December, more than 900,000 of the new users had gone on to confirm their identities, in what looks like a remarkable comeback for an exchange that holds the dubious record of having suffered the worst hack in the short
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BCH Community Responds to Allegations of Faked Coinbase Video

[ad_1] The BTC community recently accused Coinbase of editing a video to make zero-conf BCH payments appear quicker than they actually are. In response, Bitcoin Cash supporters have provided pictorial evidence that the video was not faked. They then went on to discuss ways in which replace-by-fee has altered the reliability of 0-conf on BTC.  Also read: Coinbase Suspends Ethereum Classic Following 51 Percent Attack BTC Community Angered by Coinbase
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Fidelity Cryptocurrency Platform Enters ‘Final Testing’ Stages

[ad_1] American financial services giant Fidelity said that its cryptocurrency trading and custody platform is in the “final testing and process refinement periods” in a Medium blog post on Jan. 31.Per the announcement, the firm is currently providing services to a small, select group of clients while it continues to build the platform’s infrastructure. The firm states:“Our initial clients are an important part of our final testing and process refinement
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Crypto Startups Push Swiss VC Investments to a Record $1.25B

[ad_1] Startups based in Switzerland have attracted a record amount of venture capital in 2018 and companies from the cryptocurrency industry have contributed to the notable increase. Zug, which is home to the country’s Crypto Valley, is among the cantons with the highest growth in investment volume, a new report reveals.   Also read: Crypto Mining Could Bring Russia $1B in Taxes, Report Suggests VC Record Driven by ICT Including
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Canadian Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX Files for Creditor Protection in Nova Scotia

[ad_1] Following months of financial and legal troubles, major Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has filed for creditor protection, according to an official announcement on Jan. 31.Per a statement on the exchange’s website, the firm filed an application for creditor protection in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court today in compliance with the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). According to PwC Canada “the CCAA presents an opportunity for the company to avoid
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Quiet Year for Crypto in 2019 Will Lead to Innovation

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency markets in 2019 are “going to be quiet for a little bit” while firms focus on building the crypto space, the CEO of CoinList Andy Bromberg told Yahoo Finance on Jan. 31.Following record highs at the end of 2017, cryptocurrency markets in 2018 were mostly bearish. Major coins took large losses and at the end of the year, Bitcoin (BTC) was down by 74 percent while both Ethereum
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Visualizing Bitcoin Adoption Across the Globe

[ad_1] Bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrency in the world today with a network that spans across the globe. But just what the distribution of Bitcoin nodes tell us about the rate of adoption of the top-ranked cryptocurrency on a global scale? Global Distribution of Bitcoin Nodes According to a 2019 study by Themetafriend, there are 36 countries in the world with at least one percent of their population as Bitcoin
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Panda Exchange Deploys Hybrid Point of Sale and Crypto ATM in Bogota

[ad_1] The Colombian-based Panda Group has announced the launch of a cryptocurrency point of sale (PoS) terminal called Xeler that also acts as a portable digital currency automated teller machine (ATM). The hybrid solution installed in Bogotá, at the La Tortata sweet shop, allows customers to not only buy baked goods with cryptocurrencies but can also dispense BCH, BTC, and DAI in exchange for Colombian pesos. Also read: Florida Appeals Court
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SBI Reports Financial Results, Recognizes Ripple for Cross Border Payments

[ad_1] Japanese finance giant SBI Holdings has released its nine-month financial report today, Jan. 31. In the report for the period ending on Dec. 31, 2018, SBI notes Ripple’s potential for cross-border payments.SBI outlines the implementation of technologies by Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as a major part of its strategy to enable a global standard for financial operations such as international payments and trade finance.In the section titled
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6 Philanthropic Projects That Accept Cryptocurrency

[ad_1] Much of the growing interest in bitcoin and other digital currencies has been focused on individual financial gain and buying lambos. For those who would rather utilize their digital assets to effect positive change in the world, however, there is also the ability to donate to charity using crypto. The following philanthropic projects all accept cryptocurrency donations.  Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Association to Fund Eatbch Charity Non-Profit Crypto Donations Given the enormous