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Cryptocurrency Still a Gray Area in Malaysia After Government Deems It ‘Neither Legal nor Illegal’

[ad_1] Malaysia’s government still hasn’t made up its mind on what to do with cryptocurrencies. The country’s finance minister last year warned companies not to issue new tokens, while waiting on the central bank to give clear advice. But Malaysia’s Federal Territories Minister this week said that the government is undecided on whether cryptocurrencies are legal or not.  Also read: Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws Japanese Bitcoin Miners Seeking Profit A
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Thai Startup Atomicpay Launches Non-Custodial Crypto Payment Platform

[ad_1] Atomicpay, a Thai-registered payments startup, has officially launched its non-custodial cryptocurrency payment terminal for merchants throughout the world. Founder and developer Benz Rif said the platform, which supports BTC, BCH, LTC and other cryptos, eliminates the involvement of a third-party processor, allowing merchants to accept payments directly from their customers. Also read: Mongolia’s Cheap Electricity Draws Japanese Bitcoin Miners Seeking Profit A P2P Payment Solution With Payment Processor Benefits “Cryptocurrency
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Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether

[ad_1] Back in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any Drivenet coins to be swapped between any blockchain protocol. On Friday, an application called Sideshift.ai was used to demonstrate a bitcoin core (BTC) to
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Tron Can’t Handle Bittorrent’s Transaction Volume, Former Exec Claims

[ad_1] Simon Morris, who was Bittorrent’s chief strategy officer until July 2018, has expressed his doubts about the capability of the Tron blockchain to process the vast number of transactions that the popular file-sharing platform will demand. Morris believes there’s more marketing than technology behind the launch of the new crypto token. Also read: Iran Labels Telegram’s Coin a Threat to National Security BTT Transactions Will Melt Tron’s Blockchain Bittorrent
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EOS Launches Referendum Tool—Constitutional Changes May Result

[ad_1] EOS went live last June, and since then, has endured several months of controversy. Now, block producers have added a referendum feature that will keep the platform accountable to its base. The new referendum system will allow token holders to have a direct say in many important issues. According to EOSGO, the referendum feature went live on January 11 after more than 16 block producers voted in favor of a
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Blockchain Companies in China Will Soon Face Wide-Reaching Censorship

[ad_1] Blockchain firms in China will soon be working under new regulations designed to keep them in check. Beginning on February 15, new rules will force blockchain companies to register their domain names and server addresses with the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC). These regulations will not just be used to track blockchain firms; they will also be used to control blockchain content. Although the regulations are fairly wide in
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Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

[ad_1] There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. Also read: A Look at Some of the ‘Next Generation’ Mining Rigs Available Today The Most
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Lightning Network Without Invoices Brings Us Closer to Streaming Money

[ad_1] A new feature for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) implementation allows users to send funds instantly without needing to first create an invoice. Sphinx Enables ‘New Use Cases’ The latest upgrade, ‘Sphinx,’ which developers describe as being a “work in progress,” is nonetheless already available to anyone. “The coolest part about this new feature is that it can be used today in the wild as long as both nodes are
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Malaysian Government Reportedly Still Undecided on Whether to Legalize Crypto

[ad_1] The Malaysian government is reportedly still undecided whether to legalize cryptocurrencies, English-language local media New Straits Times reports on Jan. 12.When answering a query about whether digital currencies are currently legal or illegal, Khalid Abdul Samad, the Malaysian federal territories minister, reportedly said:“At the moment, the answer is neither legal nor illegal as the situation is still unclear.”Samad also pointed out that while he was involved in the launch
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Bitcoin Hovers Over $3,650 as Top Cryptocurrencies Mostly in the Red

[ad_1] Saturday, Jan. 12 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate to slight losses, while some are reporting up to double-digit gains. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is still hovering over $3,650, according to Coin360 data.Market visualization from Coin360At press time, Bitcoin is down under 1 percent on the day, trading at around $3,665. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is lower than $3,878, the price of