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A survey published Feb. 15 by the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (Bitkom), found that just over two thirds of Germans are aware of Bitcoin (BTC). Awareness of the most popular cryptocurrency has doubled since 2016, when 36 percent of German citizens were familiar with Bitcoin, and quadrupled since 2013, …

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a report Thursday, Feb. 15 explaining the temporary suspension of trading in three companies that had made statements about acquiring cryptocurrency and “Blockchain technology-related assets”. All three companies, Cherubim Interests (CHIT), PDX Partners (PDXP), and Victura Construction Group (VICT) have been suspended starting Feb. 16 for two weeks …

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The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) published a set of guidelines yesterday, Feb. 16, for applying existing financial market legislation to the regulation of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO). FINMA CEO Mark Branson sees these guidelines as a way of helping Blockchain technology successfully enter Swiss markets, noting that Blockchain companies “cannot simply circumvent the …

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After a relatively low start to the month in the crypto market, the total market cap of all cryptocurrencies has again broken $500 bln today, Feb. 17, according to CoinMarketCap. The total market cap is currently around $502 bln at press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has stayed well above the $10,000 mark, currently trading at about …

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Telegram creators Pavel and Nikolai Durov have filed a “Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities” with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Feb. 13, reporting $850 mln raised under the SEC exemption Rule 506(c) from 81 investors for “the development of the TON Blockchain, the development and maintenance of Telegram Messenger.” The type of …

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

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Cointelegraph ranks the top players of cryptocurrency and Blockchain, presenting the people responsible for making our more than $400 bln industry into what it is today. What are the criteria, you ask? Without taking any liberties, we simply calculated the number of mentions each of the participants received in the mainstream ratings, such as Forbes’ …

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This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. One of the most popular memes on the cryptocurrency subreddit r/bitcoin, arguably the largest concentration of Bitcoin enthusiasts on the internet, depicts a cartoon coin riding a roller coaster …

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Atari SA, a French holding company that contains the former Atari, Inc., the publisher of video games such as Tetris and Pac Man, has seen its share price go up more than 60 percent after announcing that it would invest in cryptocurrency, Bloomberg reports Thursday, Feb. 15. According to Atari’s press release earlier this month, Atari …

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A major US government security figure recently stated that regulation of cryptocurrencies by Washington is not “close,” CNBC reports Feb. 16. In comments which echo those from various US regulatory circles this year, special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce told the Munich Security Conference Friday that plans were still …

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American television host Ellen Degeneres took a jab explaining what Bitcoin (BTC) was to her live audience yesterday, Feb. 15, by comparing the digital currency to a goat that “doesn’t exist except for on that Internet.” If you want to know what bitcoin is, I learned about it. A bit. pic.twitter.com/txICiTXYgi — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) …

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Several large Ethereum-based projects have come together to create the Ethereum Community Fund (EFC), a vehicle to connect and fund the growth of Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure, according to the EFC website. The founding members of the EFC are OmiseGo, Cosmos, Golem, Maker, Global Brain Blockchain Labs, and Raiden. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum Foundation executive …

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Japan’s two cryptocurrency industry groups will reportedly merge to form a legally-sanctioned self-regulatory body following talks held Thursday, Feb. 15. The Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) and Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (JCBA) should become a singular entity from April 1, mainstream media suggest. The move follows demands from regulators that only one body make legal decisions, …

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The executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation Llew Claasen predicted that the price of Bitcoin will hit $40,000 by the end of 2018, while 90% of all other cryptocurrency projects will fail, Business Insider reported Feb. 15. As Claasen stated at the Startup Grind conference which took place Feb. 12-14, this failure will be caused …

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Technology services company Citrix has commissioned a One Poll study that shows that 50 percent of British business are stockpiling cryptocurrencies, but only 7 percent invest in Bitcoin (BTC) exclusively, according to Citrix’s official blog. Who was surveyed? The study surveyed 750 “IT decision makers” in British business that had 250 or more people on …

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Since the inception of Bitcoin less than 10 years ago, there has undoubtedly not been a busier year than 2017, the Year of the Rooster, for the whole cryptocurrency market. Now, as Chinese New Year dawns, the Year of the Dog, it is worth looking back at all that happened. It all began relatively inconspicuously …

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The crypto markets continue to experience a mood of slight growth this week, with Bitcoin (BTC)’s price today climbing above the $10,000 mark and the top ten altcoins on CoinMarketCap following by being uniformly in the green. Since the market dip in late January and another dip in early February, the overall crypto market cap …

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The recovery of the crypto market is looking stronger by the day, and litecoin is leading the way. As of writing, the total market capitalization of all cryptocurrencies stands at $466 billion – the highest level since Feb. 2, and a 68 percent rise from the low of $276 billion seen on Feb. 6. The …

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Fewer than 100 out of 250,000 citizens, or 0.04 percent, who have filed federal tax returns this year to date via personal finance service Credit Karma reported cryptocurrency transactions to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Reuters reported Tuesday Feb. 13. Credit Karma Tax General Manager Jagjit Chawla said that the company was not surprised …

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In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please …

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