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Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

[ad_1] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More Delays Despite Government Shutdown The SEC has issued an order on January 16th, putting all pending administrative proceedings on hold because it has “experienced
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Bexplus Trader Expert Sharing: Which Investment in Bitcoin can Make Profits?

[ad_1] At this time last year, Bitcoin was reaching its all-time high price. However, the whole year past, its price declined by 80% since then. BTC speculators or investors don’t seem to be getting tired of its “disruptive” price falling. And a lot of people that missed out on the late 2017 and early 2018 price hike, jump in the crypto world, expecting to make quite a fortune when it
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Haven, a New App From OB1, Lets Users Chat, Shop and Send Crypto Privately

[ad_1] Blockchain startup OB1, the developers of decentralized shopping platform OpenBazaar, have announced Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies. The project was announced by Brian Hoffman, founder and CEO of OB1, at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami. The developers claim that Haven will “enable users to shop, chat, and send cryptocurrencies privately from their mobile device.” The ability to chat with
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Binance Expands Fiat-to-Crypto Exchange Into Europe Via Jersey

[ad_1] Binance’s cryptocurrency exchange platform has expanded into the European market with its entry into the Island of Jersey, a self-governing dependency of Great Britain. Binance Jersey will allow trading of popular cryptocurrencies bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) against the euro (EUR) and the British pound (GBP). The exchange will launch with four trading pairs, including BTC/GBP, ETH/GBP, BTC/EUR and ETH/EUR. In a statement, Wei Zhou, Binance’s chief financial officer,
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Living on Bitcoin Day 4: The Uphill Climb

[ad_1] I woke up in a state of amazement: In my three days of living on bitcoin, I had managed to survive on a handful of services and the generosity of friends. Hungry for any place that would let me spend it, I was more determined than ever to call up every single store in the Bay Area that might accept bitcoin. A few, like Bamboo Asia and Ramen Underground,
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ShapeShift Aided 60 Law Enforcement Inquiries in 2018, Erik Voorhees Reveals

[ad_1] It seems like ShapeShift has done exactly as its name suggests, changing form almost beyond recognition. Founder, CEO, and no fan of the SEC, Erik Voorhees’ exchange once existed without accounts. Now they have full KYC and hand over customer data upon request. ShapeShift Shocked Crypto World With KYC In what can only be described as a seismic shift in ethos, ShapeShift started implementing KYC in September 2018. They
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This Bitcoin Startup Is Working on Free Speech Alternatives to Patreon

[ad_1] Patreon has been making the case for censorship-resistant money increasingly apparent. The platform allows members to contribute to artists or creators that they support. These contributions are made via standard payment methods like credit cards. Over the past few months, there has been an increase in public outcry over multiple separate instances where Patreon has removed creators from its platform. BitPatron, a Bitcoin-friendly version of the website, has recently
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This Week in Cryptocurrency: January 18, 2019

[ad_1] Mr. Crypto’s Wild Ride Looking at the starting and ending market caps of this week, you may think that it was a relatively uneventful seven days. The market shed less than two percent of value, placing the total market cap at around $122B. However, the middle of the week saw the market plummet nearly five percent in six hours before regaining that loss nearly as quick about a day
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BitTorrent and Upfiring Face Off In File Sharing Race

[ad_1] TRON and BitTorrent have announced a rough release date for their highly anticipated file-sharing software, BitTorrent Speed. Formerly known as Project Atlas, this tool promises to enhance download speed through token incentives. On Thursday, January 17, BitTorrent announced that the software will be available by the summer, indicating that a long wait is coming to an end. Today we are unveiling BitTorrent Speed, a new software that connects and