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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned a New York City resident this week that his bitcoin mining hardware was interfering with a broadband network operated by T-Mobile. The FCC issued a “Notification of Harmful Interference” to Victor Rosario, dated Feb. 15, informing him that the Commission received a complaint from T-Mobile regarding interference with …

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A White House official said Friday that legislation around cryptocurrencies is unlikely to materialize anytime soon. Speaking with CNBC at the Munich Security Conference, White House cybersecurity coordinator and special assistant to the president Rob Royce offered the dour assessment amidst a recent flurry of discussion on cryptocurrency regulation, which is playing out between Senate hearings, …

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Bitcoin had a decidedly mainstream moment this week: during a segment on the talk show hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres. DeGeneres took a few pot-shots at the cryptocurrency, joking to her audience that it’s like “a plot twist in a confusing movie.” “Everybody is talking about bitcoin,” she went on to say. “Nobody understands it.” If …

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A trader at a Chicago firm has been charged with fraud after he allegedly misappropriated $2 million worth of bitcoin and litecoin and lied about it to his employers. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Illinois, the trader, Joseph Kim, was yesterday charged with wire fraud for misappropriating at the funds …

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Switzerland’s finance regulator has published new guidelines that indicate it will treat some tokens sold during initial coin offerings as securities. In a press release published today, the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) said there has been a sharp rise in the number of ICOs launching in Switzerland, resulting spike in inquiries about the regulations …

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The crypto markets continued to mount a recovery this week, brushing aside fears of a possible lull ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday. At the close of the seven-day session, the total value of all cryptocurrencies is being reported at $471 billion by data source CoinMarketCap, up 22.65 percent from $384 billion seen last …

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that it has temporarily suspended trading of three companies as it looks into statements they made regarding the purchase of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related assets. The regulator announced that the trade of securities for the companies – Cherubim Investments, Inc., PDX Partners, Inc., and Victura Construction Group, Inc. – will be suspended …

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The ethereum community has broken its silence over a move to better facilitate the return of funds lost on the platform. In wake of the departure of ethereum developer Yoichi Hirai, who resigned from his role supervising the software’s changes Thursday, community members have stormed Github in resounding rejection of the controversial proposal over which …

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Bitcoin cash has rallied more than 96 percent from recent lows, but still remains trapped in a bearish pattern, the technical charts indicate. As of writing, bitcoin cash (BCH) is trading at $1,500, as per data source CoinMarketCap. The world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has appreciated by 11 percent in the last 24 hours, …

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The Japanese government said today that inspections will take place at 15 unlicensed cryptocurrency exchanges in light of a recent major hack. According to the Japan Times, the country’s financial services minister Taro Aso said at a news briefing that on-site inspections will take place at the exchange providers that have filed for licenses but …

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Having found weak hands above the $10,200 mark in Asian hours, bitcoin has slipped back into four figures. The cryptocurrency rose above $10,000 at 17:29 UTC yesterday, but ran into offers at $10,218 and dropped to $9,865.29 at 21:59 UTC. Another attempt to score gains above the $10,000 mark ran out of steam at a …

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Notable ethereum stakeholders are joining forces to create a fund for projects building on the world’s second-largest blockchain. Called the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), the effort is the result of a collaboration between Cosmos, Golem, Global Blockchain Labs, Maker, OmiseGo, Raiden and Tendermint, with those involved agreeing to work to connect ethereum projects with companies that …

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Spain’s ruling political party is reportedly drafting legislation that it hopes will help woo cryptocurrency and blockchain companies to the country. According to Bloomberg, the People’s Party of Spain is eyeing the move as part of a package that would be focused on firms working with new technologies like 3-D printers. Yet according to lawmaker …

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It was around midnight, January 31, when K. received an email from Coinbase containing a 1099 tax form. That was strange enough – K. certainly didn’t expect a cryptocurrency exchange to be a conduit for government documents. Then K. looked at how much Coinbase said he owed money on: $2.4 million. “I initially freaked out, considering …

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Canadian electric utility Hydro-Quebec may raise energy rates for crypto businesses due to an influx of requests from miners hoping to take advantage of its cheap rates. More than 100 crypto mining companies have approached Hydro-Quebec, spokesman Marc-Antoine Pouliot told CTV News Montreal, and a few have already settled in the province. Notably, Pouliot said …

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A number of Coinbase users have reported unauthorized charges to their bank accounts by the exchange and digital wallet provider, in some cases draining all their funds and leaving customers with large overdraft fees. Posting on the Coinbase subreddit, customers indicated that previous, authorized withdrawals from their bank accounts were duplicated without authorization multiple times. …

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The company behind iconic video games such as Pac-Man and Pong is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency, dubbed “Atari Token,” according to an announcement last week. As part of the effort, Atari acquired a 15% stake in a Gibraltar-based company, Infinity Networks, Ltd and has licensed its brand to the firm. The partnership – which …

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The head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said during a Senate hearing on Thursday that any federal-level approach to cryptocurrency regulation should be “carefully tailored” to the risks involved. The comments by CFTC chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, issued before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, came days after he and Securities and Exchange …

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Bitcoin’s price is back above $10,000. The last notable time bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency by market capitalization, passed this threshold was in December of last year as it charted a course to record highs around $20,000. Since the Feb. 6 low around $6,116 (as per CoinMarketCap) – a correction that saw bitcoin lose 69.5 …

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Interpol is seeking suspects on behalf of Austrian authorities who are investigating an alleged bitcoin scam that affected as many as 10,000 investors within the country and abroad, resulting in what could be tens of millions of dollars in losses. According to Bloomberg, the investigation that is underway is focused on a firm called Optioment, which …

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