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Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

[ad_1] Top Stories This WeekFinCEN Takes First Enforcement Action Against Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency ExchangerIn an apparent first, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has given a penalty to a California resident who has been accused of wilfully violating money transmission laws as a peer-to-peer virtual currency exchanger. The department noted that the move marks its first such enforcement action, thus setting a precedent. The defendant — Eric Powers of
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Attempts to Deplatform @Bitcoin Account Reveal Private Message With Twitter CEO

[ad_1] A number of cryptocurrency supporters have been getting riled up lately over the @Bitcoin account on Twitter. Over the last 48 hours, various bitcoin core (BTC) supporters have been reporting the account to Twitter and the platform’s CEO Jack Dorsey. Things escalated when one BTC supporter private messaged Dorsey about getting the @Bitcoin account banned, to which the social media executive replied: “What do you recommend we do with
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Everything But Crypto, Or How the ‘Crypto’ Movie Does Not Live Up to Its Name

[ad_1] Edward Zuckerman is a journalist and an Emmy-winning television writer.The best news for crypto enthusiasts about the movie “Crypto” is that “Crypto” has very little to do with crypto. It is mainly concerned with Russian mafiosi, money laundering and a main character who plods through the heavy plot with the affect of a depressed zombie.Cryptocurrencies do make three appearances in the movie:1. It is revealed that a major bank,
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In-Wallet BCH Purchases and BCH Merchant App in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

[ad_1] An integration with Moonpay allows users of the Bitcoin.com wallet in the U.K. and Europe to buy bitcoin cash with credit cards and merchants can accept BCH payments with a new POS app which is now online. This and more in the weekly video news update shared on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also read: Crypto Rocket Lets You Track Over 2,000 Cryptocurrencies Buy Bitcoin Cash in the Bitcoin.com Wallet Residents
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Quadratic Voting: Rethinking the Future of Governance

[ad_1] New thinkers are tinkering around with ideas that challenge the very nature of governance structures in human society today. Quadratic voting (QV) is one such idea that has been gaining a lot of ground lately. The public continues to call governments into question. Wealth inequality is growing, corruption is widespread, and the relentless pursuit of technological efficiency is threatening job security. Populism is a logical result and movements everywhere
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Bitcoin’s Long Road to Privacy

[ad_1] Bitcoin is a terrible money for criminals. The asset’s loose pseudonymity makes it relatively easy to identify someone’s address and transactions. But it’s not just criminals that should want privacy. Privacy is important beyond its direct implications. Fungibility is one of the key properties of sound money. This refers to the property whereby all coins appear identical in an economy and are therefore interchangeable. Without fungibility, it’s possible to
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Bitcoin Falls Under $5,300 Again as Top Altcoins See Losses

[ad_1] Sunday, April 21 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate losses on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $5,300 mark again, according to data from Coin360.Market visualization courtesy of Coin360Bitcoin is down just under 1% on the day, trading at $5,291 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 3.7%.Bitcoin 7-day
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Man Accused of Stealing Over $9 Million Worth of Dash Indicted in Israel

[ad_1] An indictment has been filed against Afek Zard in Israel over the alleged theft of 74.990.74 Dash (over $9 million) from his roommate, local media News1 reports on April 18.According to CoinMarketCap data, the amount of coins stolen is equivalent to over 0.85% of the total circulating supply of Dash. News1 states that the reported victim, Alexei Yaromenko, was reportedly an early cryptocurrency investor who has accumulated crypto assets
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Blockchain Patent Granted to Cybersecurity Company Owned by U.S. Defense Contractor

[ad_1] Documents published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on April 16 reveal that Texas-based cybersecurity company Forcepoint has been awarded a blockchain-related patent.Forcepoint is owned by U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, and Crunchbase estimates its yearly revenue to be $600 million.The system described in the patent appears to be a complex user behavior monitoring and management system. The system would
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Current Bitcoin Misery Index Never Been Reported in Bear Market

[ad_1] Fundstrat Global Advisors founder Tom Lee pointed out that the value currently reported by his company’s bitcoin (BTC) sentiment indicator Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI) has never been seen in a bear market. Lee made his comments during an interview with Cointelegraph published on April 19.During the interview, Lee noted that through 2018, the BMI has not been over 50, while it now recently touched a value of 89. According