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It should come as no surprise that the executives at the top of the banking world are taking notice of cryptocurrencies and the power and success of Blockchain-based financial models. One such executive is Mike McGovern, the new head of Investor Services Fintech Offerings at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, among America’s oldest private banks. McGovern said, "When looking at Bitcoin Blockchain...
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In a move that may surprise many in the cryptocurrency world, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that LedgerX has officially been granted status as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF). This represents a major hurdle in the company’s overarching plan of becoming the first federally recognized exchange able to trade Bitcoin options. The final step to this major achievement...
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Adult content platforms are one of the early adopters when it comes to accepting Bitcoin payments as some of them supported cryptocurrency payments in as early as 2014. The growing list now includes Livejasmin, Chaturbate, Xotika, Playboy Plus, Porn.com, and Naughty America. Naughty America It was established in 2001 to provide quality adult content to the porn industry. As of June...
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Disruptive technologies achieve mainstream adoption when they become reasonably interactive with existing conventions. Despite its challenges over the years, through the various financial crises, revolutions, and even through wars, the US Dollar has survived simply because of its deep interaction with every aspect of the global economy. The power of interaction The US Dollar remains the most widely accepted currency all over...
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Coin Center, a nonprofit research and advocacy agency, demonstrates how Bitcoin works before the members of the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee on June 29, 2017. Addressing concerns among government agencies The growing population of Bitcoin miners and enthusiasts has alerted the government about the security repercussions which eventually led to series of discussions. The...
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Bitcoin and Tesla investors should follow the Fed’s minutes closely to get a clue how fast and how far US interest rates will climb. For a good reason: higher interest rates could deflate the price of both assets, as they did back in the early 2000 with dot.com stocks. Bitcoin and Tesla have turned scores of investors who bought early...
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Goldman Sachs is out with a call on bitcoin, and chart analyst Sheba Jafari expects the digital currency could rise as high as $3,915. That would be 52 percent above Monday's price of about $2,567. "The market is in wave of a sequence that started in the late-'10/early-'11 lows," Jafari wrote in a Sunday report on charts for the week ahead....
ransom
The hackers behind the NotPetya ransomware, which wiped computers in more than 60 countries in late June, have moved more than £8,000 worth of bitcoins out of the account used to receive the ransoms. The transfer has added credence to messages purporting to be from the attackers offering to decrypt every single infected computer for a one-off payment of £200,000,...
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An ethical whitehat hacker was said to have helped the FBI in solving a murder case. Bitcoin independent researcher Chris Monteiro who has has breached into the database of phony darknet website which offers hitmen and gunmen for hire and leaked the date into a legit website has accidentally helped solve the murder case of Mrs. Amy Allwine, NASDAQ reports. Suicide...
Bithumb
South Korean Bitcoin exchange Bithumb is yet to confirm user reports of “tens of millions” of Won stolen from their accounts. In comments this week following a hacking attempt Thursday, Bithumb, which handles more volume than any other South Korean exchange, confirmed customer data had “leaked” but said funds were safe. “Employee PCs were hacked, not the headquarters server,” a source...

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