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IcyWallet Offers a Cold Storage Bitcoin Wallet for the Visually Impaired

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IcyWallet Offers a Cold Storage Bitcoin Wallet for the Visually Impaired Safely storing cryptocurrency can be confusing, especially for newcomers to the space, but for people with visual impairments, finding an accessible option is especially challenging. IcyWallet is a cold wallet with a difference: it is designed to make it as simple as possible for Read More

South Korea Imposes Six Conditions for Crypto Exchanges to Operate

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South Korea Imposes Six Conditions for Crypto Exchanges to Operate The government of South Korea is preparing a bill which attempts to prohibit all transactions involving cryptocurrencies including bitcoin unless they take place through exchanges that meet six conditions. Also read: South Korea Clarifies Position After Reports of Possible Ban on All Crypto Transactions The Proposed Read More

Munchee ICO Halted by SEC for Securities Violations

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Munchee ICO Halted by SEC for Securities Violations On December 11, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) issued a cease-and-desist to California-based Munchee Inc. to stop their ICO and return the funds that had been collected. Munchee had been seeking $15 million in capital to improve their existing mobile app and create a restaurant Read More

Overstock.com Shares Skyrocket as Morgan Stanley Buys Passive Stake in Bitcoin-Friendly Company

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Overstock.com Shares Skyrocket as Morgan Stanley Buys Passive Stake in Bitcoin-Friendly Company In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Morgan Stanley has revealed it owns a large passive stake in online retailer Overstock.com. News of the company being gobbled up by the legacy bank caused the bitcoin-friendly outfit’s stock price to rise Read More

U.S. Senate Mulls Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrencies

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U.S. Senate Mulls Reporting Requirements for Cryptocurrencies American Bitcoin holders may soon have to report their holding to the United States government. First introduced on May 25, 2015, by Sen. Chuck Grassley , Senate Bill S.1241, the “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017,” can have serious implications for those involved in Read More

British Airways’ franchisee in South Africa throws off two black passengers

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British Airways’ franchisee in South Africa throws off two black passengers IN THE latest—and possibly most alarming—in a recent string of allegations of racism against airlines, two black musicians claim they were downgraded from business class on a British Airways-branded flight in South Africa to make room for a white woman. Thabo Mabogwane and Bongani Read More

It’s A Wonderful Life for Bitcoin Evangelist as Community Expresses Its Gratitude

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It’s A Wonderful Life for Bitcoin Evangelist as Community Expresses Its Gratitude In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the 1940s Christmas classic, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) is the guiding force of a small-town bank, who ends up sacrificing his own dreams for the betterment of his community. Ultimately, facing financial ruin, he begins to Read More

Hedge funds embrace machine learning—up to a point

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Hedge funds embrace machine learning—up to a point ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) has already changed some activities, including parts of finance like fraud prevention, but not yet fund management and stock-picking. That seems odd: machine learning, a subset of AI that excels at finding patterns and making predictions using reams of data, looks like an ideal Read More

Bitfinex Experiences Withdrawal Difficulties

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Bitfinex Experiences Withdrawal Difficulties The issues facing Bitfinex continue to mount, with the exchange receiving numerous complaints from customers who have been waiting for days for withdrawals in a range of cryptocurrencies to process. The exchange says it’s been the subject of numerous distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in recent days, and that network congestion has Read More

How airlines are squeezing more seats onto their planes

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How airlines are squeezing more seats onto their planes WHEN Gary Leff, a prominent travel blogger, took his first flight on one of the new “no legroom” planes operated by American Airlines, he found that the experience was not nearly as bad as he feared. American had drawn howls of protest from customers when it Read More

Venezuela Announces the Creation of Oil-Backed National Cryptocurrency – the Petro

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Venezuela Announces the Creation of Oil-Backed National Cryptocurrency – the Petro Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro has announced the creation of the country’s national cryptocurrency. It will be called the Petro and will be backed by the nation’s oil, gold, gas, and diamond reserves. Also read: Japan Increases Lead – Approves Another Four New Cryptocurrency Exchanges Venezuela’s Read More

Bitcoin Cash Network Status: Transactions On the Rise

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Bitcoin Cash Network Status: Transactions On the Rise The Bitcoin Cash network is trucking along as the blockchain is currently finishing up its fourth month of existence. As more adoption and infrastructure support has been added to the BCH network over the past few months, many bitcoin cash supporters are optimistic about the cryptocurrency’s future. Read More

Regulators Greenlight Bitcoin Futures

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Regulators Greenlight Bitcoin Futures Bitcoin futures contracts to be offered by CME Group Inc. and Cboe Futures Exchange to mainstream investors. CME Group, the world’s largest futures exchange, has announced that it has self-certified the initial listing of its Bitcoin futures contract. CME first announced its intentions to launch a Bitcoin futures product on October Read More

Tech giants will probably dominate speakers and headphones

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Tech giants will probably dominate speakers and headphones MUSIC lovers do not typically go to the opera to buy a speaker. But at the Palais Garnier in Paris they now can: Devialet, a local maker of high-end speakers, on November 29th opened a store in the 19th-century music venue to sell its most sophisticated product, Read More

Unilever dodges the Brexit crossfire

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Unilever dodges the Brexit crossfire IN 1929 the Lever Brothers, a British soapmaker, merged with Margarine Unie, a Dutch margarine manufacturer, to form Unilever. The company has an annual turnover of over €50bn ($59bn), and a portfolio of brands that is recognisable worldwide, from its Flora spread to its Persil detergent. It has retained dual Read More

Germans get little in reward for booking their flights early

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Germans get little in reward for booking their flights early HOW far in advance should you book a flight to get the best price? That is a question that many travellers agonise about. Yet people around the world do not respond in the same way to the incentives they are given. New data from Concur, Read More

South Korea’s Largest Underground Mall Adds Bitcoin Payments to 620 Stores

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South Korea’s Largest Underground Mall Adds Bitcoin Payments to 620 Stores The largest underground shopping mall in South Korea, Goto Mall, has partnered with a local cryptocurrency exchange to enable its 620 stores to accept bitcoin. Spanning 880 meters long, about half a million people walk through the mall each day. Also read: Hong Kong Company Read More

North Korean Citizens Study Cryptocurrencies at Pyongyang University

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North Korean Citizens Study Cryptocurrencies at Pyongyang University North Korean engagement with bitcoin and cryptocurrency appears to be ever growing, with recent reports indicating that university students are now able to access courses on cryptocurrency in the Hermit Kingdom. Also Read: North Korean Hackers Ramp up Malware Attacks Against Bitcoin Exchange Staff Pyongyang University’s Cryptocurrency Course Read More

Australia is the new frontier for battery minerals

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Australia is the new frontier for battery minerals Recession proofer FORGET the “resource curse”. Australia is blessed with the stuff. For more than a quarter of a century it has not had a recession, thanks largely to Chinese demand for its raw materials. It is only a few years since the end of one such Read More

SophiaTX Integrates Blockchain Technology With SAP

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SophiaTX Integrates Blockchain Technology With SAP In September, SophiaTX announced the first open-source platform to primarily integrate blockchain technology with SAP software, used by 87 percent of global businesses and 98 percent of the top 100 most-valued brands. “To advance blockchain into business operations, the blockchain must integrate with ERP and other Read More
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