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Crypto News From Japan: Week in Review

[ad_1] Japan is a friendly jurisdiction for cryptocurrency trading and development, having eliminated the consumption tax on Bitcoin (BTC) trading in 2017, after which it recognized the coin as legal tender. This week in Japan, a crypto exchange that was hacked earlier this year has closed its doors, while the central bank has come out as bullish on blockchain technology.The Bank of Japan is keen on blockchain techJapan’s central bank,
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Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language

[ad_1] Software developers Rosco Kalis and Gabriel Cardona have been steadily working on Cashscript, a high-level programming language for Bitcoin Cash. When the language is tied to certain opcodes, specific schemes can be built that allow for autonomous and decision-based transactions. While testing Cashscript’s capabilities, the two engineers recently deployed an oracle, forfeits, an onchain wager, and a recurring payments contract. Also read: Send Token Payouts With Ease Using Bitcoin.com’s
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After Switzerland Visit, Crypto Concerns Remain for US Regulators

[ad_1] Following a visit to Switzerland to meet with the country’s financial regulators, United States lawmakers are still concerned over Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency project, Libra.Meetings with multiple agenciesAccording to an official statement from Representative Maxine Waters, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee met with multiple regulatory agencies and lawmakers. These included the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner and
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Thai SEC Cautions Public Against New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

[ad_1] The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning to the general public regarding a fraudulent firm which is depicting itself as a legal cryptocurrency trading firms operating overseas. The Thai securities regulator has become aware of a new crypto fraud which lures investors to operate with firms outside the country. Also, the regulator has discovered several fraudulent firms which are involved in the case, one of
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Brave Expands Crypto Tipping to Reddit and Vimeo After Twitter

[ad_1] Blockchain-based internet browser Brave has continued expanding its crypto tipping option by integrating it into Reddit and Vimeo.Reddit and Vimeo follow TwitterAnnounced on Twitter on Aug. 21, a new version of Brave Browser enables users to tip on ad-free video platform Vimeo and social news site Reddit, using Brave’s native Basic Attention Token (BAT).BAT tipping option on Reddit. Source: TwitterBAT is up about 4.6% over the past 7 days
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Bitcoin: What Could 1 BTC be Worth After Mass Adoption?

[ad_1] Over the years many people have speculated on what the price of 1 BTC could be if the world switched to Bitcoin. If a large amount of global wealth moves into Bitcoin, the price would skyrocket. Here are some cocktail napkin calculations performed by community members, trying to figure out how far past the moon we may go. Hal Finney: 1 Bitcoin = $10M Hal Finney was one of
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Crypto News From Brazil: Week in Review

[ad_1] Last week, Brazilian authorities took regulatory action against crypto-related businesses and several alleged cryptocurrency scams. Earlier this month, legal requirements for crypto-related business tightened in the country, when Brazil’s tax authority, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), introduced strict reporting requirements for crypto transactions. Police search Grupo Bitcoin Banco with alleged excessive forceThe Military Police of Paraná served a warrant and subsequently searched the offices of crypto trading and investment
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“Bullish on Crypto”: An Interview with Skrill CEO Lorenzo Pellegrino

[ad_1] Cryptocurrencies aren’t just a niche investment category anymore. In the latter half of 2019, digital assets have managed to sit beside stocks, bonds, commodities, and other investment instruments as an important part of a holistic investment portfolio.  Interestingly, digital assets are coming out on top. A resurgent awareness of cryptocurrencies has pushed their prices back up to values not seen for nearly 18 months, and to accompany this change,
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Bitcoin Bombshell, Libra Rivals, Twitter Spats: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 19–25

[ad_1] Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekBinance reveals “Venus” — its own project to rival Facebook’s LibraWith Facebook tangled up in regulatory tape and putting Libra on ice, others are seizing the
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United States Intensifies Bitcoin Address Analysis in Opioid Fight

[ad_1] The U.S. Treasury Department is stepping up its focus on illegal cryptocurrency-related activities. Recently, Treasury announced that its financial intelligence and enforcement agencies are collecting and analyzing Bitcoin addresses. These addresses are associated with several “Chinese kingpins” allegedly involved in “fueling America’s deadly opioid crisis.” OFAC Adds BTC Addresses to the Specially Designated Nationals list On August 21, 2019, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Treasury’s Financial