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Bitcoin Crime
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Indian Police Arrest Asian Chief of Multi-Billion Crypto Scheme Bitconnect

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

A high-ranking promoter of Bitconnect has been arrested at the Delhi airport India for his involvement in the alleged multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme that blew up earlier this year.…

Bitcoin Crime
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Thailand: Stockbroker Indicted in $24 Million Bitcoin Fraud Pleads Innocence as Victim

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

Prasit Srisuwan, a well known Thai stock investor who has been roped into the ongoing probe over a $24 million bitcoin fraud case has denied being a…

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Tron’s BitTorrent Acquisition Triggers String of Employee Exits

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

At least five BitTorrent employees have left BitTorrent due to disagreements related to its acquisition by Tron founder Justin Sun.

Business News
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US Government Grants $800K to Blockchain Researchers

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

Researchers at the University of California–San Diego will receive more than $800,000 to develop a distributed ledger to store scientific data.

Bitcoin Mining
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Alarm Over Bitcoin Mining is a Red Herring: Energy Researcher

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

The amount of electricity consumed by bitcoin mining is not the global environmental crisis it is often portrayed to be. This is the professional assessment of Dr.…

Altcoin Analysis
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Tezos Price Rallies 13 Percent as Wider Cryptocurrency Market Slips

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

Tezos (XTZ) is experiencing a period of gains, defying the stalled momentum of the wider cryptocurrency market. As of August 20, the token traded at $1.57, up…

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Softbank, Baidu Lead $3 Million Funding for Ex-Googler’s Crypto Startup

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

Atlas Protocol is getting initial backing from Softbank China Capital and BV (Baidu Venture), who are betting on onchain data as a marketing asset.

Blockchain News
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U.S. Border Officials to Use Blockchain to Certify Imports Certificates

Brian Evans - Aug 21, 2018

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has plans to use the blockchain technology to verify North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central American Free Trade…

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Crypto Exchanges Join Winklevoss Backed Self-Regulatory Group

Brian Evans - Aug 20, 2018

Bitstamp, bitFlyer, Bittrex and Gemini launched a self-regulatory organization (SRO) for crypto exchanges on Monday.

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NYSE Owner’s Bitcoin Market May Have ‘Hidden Leverage,’ Wall Street Vet Warns

Brian Evans - Aug 20, 2018

When Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that it was launching a bitcoin market, the move was met with enthusiasm…