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40 Banks in Germany Declare Intent to Offer Crypto Services Under New Law

[ad_1] More than 40 financial institutions in Germany have reportedly declared to the country’s financial regulator, BaFin, their interest to offer cryptocurrency services under the new German law. News.Bitcoin.com reached out to the regulator for some more information. The law, which went into effect early this year, enables banks to offer crypto services after obtaining a license from BaFin. Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How Warren Buffett Got His
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A Solution to Make Ethereum Transactions Anonymous

[ad_1] On Feb. 1, part of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain became anonymous. This is all thanks to the Aztec protocol that Thomas Walton-Pock and his team launched on the network’s mainnet last week.Aztec is designed not only to provide a high level of privacy on the ETH blockchain but also, according to its creators, it can significantly reduce transaction costs. Besides, as expected in the nearest time, users will be able
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Introducing Cointelegraph’s New Chat Show, Beer & Bitcoin

[ad_1] Sometimes the day’s crypto current events call for a cold one.At least that’s the premise of Cointelegraph’s new cryptocurrency YouTube series, Beer & Bitcoin. Grab a beverage of your choice and join our two hosts, Jackson Dumont and Giovanni Pigni, as they help us untangle the complicated crypto world.In this first episode, they cover Bitcoin’s explosive start to 2020, how crypto companies in the European Union are dealing with
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You Can Privately Cash out Bitcoin on These P2P Exchanges – for a Premium

[ad_1] Using P2P exchanges to cash out bitcoin provides privacy, but it comes with a premium – a price premium, to be precise. Whether you’re buying or selling crypto on these semi-decentralized platforms, be prepared to take a hit on the market price. If you’re planning to sell bitcoin on the leading peer-to-peer platforms, here’s what you can expect to receive below the spot price. Also read: How Often Are
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Poloniex Rolls Back Trading History After Software Bug Causes a Bunch of Problems

[ad_1] It’s like shooting yourself in the foot with computer code, then magically going back in time to before it happened.Crypto exchange Poloniex confirmed in a series of tweets today that it rescinded 12 minutes of trading history in response to a software problem that saw a bunch of trades execute “erroneously.” The Twitter announcement did not elaborate on the specific nature of these errors, but the exchange’s perceived technical
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Solving Information Leakage in Off-Exchange Crypto Trading

[ad_1] Off-exchange liquidity venues have been widely used by institutional investors to keep large trades confidential. Although they are not perfect and can be gamed by high-frequency traders, off-exchange alternative trading systems remain popular in equities. They are starting to gain traction in the cryptocurrency sector, prompting industry participants to seek out more advanced, institutional-grade tools to most effectively trade “in the dark.” For investors concerned with order information leakage,
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$3.75B Food Safety Company Enlists Blockchain Startup to Track Sourcing

[ad_1] Neogen Corporation, a publicly-traded food safety company with a $3.75 billion market cap, looks to food industry blockchain startup Ripe Technology to track supply chains. According to the press release, the two companies are going to work together to use blockchain as a permanent, immutable means to record the whole production process of food consumption and livestock. The new partnershipNeogen is an international food safety company that provides test kits and
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Italy’s Securities Regulator Shuts Down 8 Crypto Trading and Foreign Exchange Sites

[ad_1] Italy’s securities regulator has shut down six foreign exchange websites and two crypto investing and derivative trading sites. According to Finance Magnates’ Feb. 10 report, the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) has accused these 8 FX sites of violating the Mifid2 and the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF) for providing illegal trading products and services. Crypto regulation in ItalyAiming to protect investors, the Italian authorities have set
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XRP Still Third Largest Crypto by Market Cap After Founder Dumps 1 Billion Coins

[ad_1] Crypto traders and speculators have been discussing the digital currency XRP (ripple) lately because the price has been stagnant compared to other digital assets. Some venture capitalists and analysts plan to short XRP, while other speculators believe the crypto is poised for a price jump in the future. Additionally, crypto enthusiasts have been discussing Ripple cofounder Jed McCaleb selling 1 billion XRP. Also read: Bitcoin, Tesla Stock, Tron: How
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President Donald Trump Targeted By Crypto Twitter Scammers

[ad_1] Scammers are circulating a fake tweet, purportedly from Donald Trump, claiming to offer a free Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaway. This scam directs victims to a website where they are directed to send crypto in return for larger sums. SCAM IS BASED IN RUSSIA The website associated with this scam is registered in Russia, and went live on February 8th. Fortunately, neither the Bitcoin nor the Ethereum addresses presented to