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Clients of the long-defunct crypto exchange Mt. Gox must submit any claims for trapped funds by Oct. 22. As previously reported by CoinDesk, the exchange first opened up the claims process in August, following a protracted bankruptcy battle. In June, petitioners asking for their bitcoin back won a major victory, as the Japanese bankruptcy court overseeing the …

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with blockchain startup Coil as part of its mission to provide payment services for the unbanked. The news comes via a tweet from Miller Abel, the foundation’s deputy director and principal technologist, on Oct. 17. Abel indicated that the organization and Coil will work together to implement …

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Yobit.net has recently raised a significant amount of controversy and potential unethicality surrounding their broken platform and recent institutional pump. Well, today I am examining their community, which seems to be fraught with the foul stench of Yobit.net scammers. These scammers pose as official YoBit.net support or staff, pretending to offer assistance. They are obviously …

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The price of bitcoin had remained relatively stagnant over the past two months, but investors appear to be quietly gearing up for a bull run, at least according to a new report on bitcoin futures contracts released by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Launched at the height of last year’s bitcoin rally, the CME bitcoin futures …

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U.K.-based security services company G4S now offers a crypto custody service aimed to protect investors’ holdings of digital assets. Announcing the move in a press release on Oct. 16, the firm said, with the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies, it developed the new service to offer “high-security offline storage that helps to protect assets from criminals and …

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As blockchain continues to evolve, smart contracts built to expand the concept of a simple decentralized database into a fully usable decentralized application seem to be popping up everywhere. We’ve talked about the Ethereum “killers” and how nearly every third-generation blockchain now includes the ability to run decentralized software powered by smart contracts, but is …

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Bitcoin (BTC) is again trading in a narrowing price range above $6,400, but the lateral trading may soon give way to a rally, according to technical studies. The price consolidation comes after Monday’s big spike to three-week highs above $6,800, which weakened the bearish case put forward by last Thursday’s violation of key support. However, …

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A new paper authored by World Bank Group-linked experts proposes development of a blockchain network to boost efficiency across government procurement systems worldwide. Authored by Dr. Ramanathan Somasundaram and S. M. Quamrul Hasan, both researchers specializing in government procurement, the consultation report was published Thursday, touting blockchain tech in a technological proposal for the Asian Development …

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Japan’s Tax Commission is looking for ways to simplify the current tax filing system for cryptocurrencies in order to ensure investors accurately report their gains. The commission, which guides policy on taxation and also advises the prime minister, held a general assembly meeting on Oct. 17 to discuss potential improvements to the process, according to regional …

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Indian regulators’ clampdown on cryptocurrency businesses is forcing the exchange startup Unocoin to experiment with stablecoins and ATMs to continue receiving fiat deposits from customers. Unocoin co-founder Sunny Ray told CoinDesk his company hasn’t been able to transact through regular banking channels with its 1.3 million customers for several months, after the Reserve Bank of …

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The U.S. Marshals have announced a plan to auction off nearly $4.3 million worth of bitcoin next month. The government agency said in an announcement on Wednesday that the sealed bid auction is for about 660 bitcoin that were forfeited in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases. Scheduled to start on Nov. 5, the auction …

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Half a dozen lawsuits against the allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme BitConnect have now been combined into a single legal effort. According to court documents filed last Thursday, a new Amended Consolidated Class Action Complaint has been initiated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The new class action – coming months …

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A new privacy paper surfaced in the “bitcoin wizards” chat channel Wednesday bearing a familiar name – “Tom Elvis Jedusor,” the French version of Tom Riddle (better-known as Harry Potter’s archenemy Lord Voldemort). Strange as it sounds, this isn’t the first time this happened. A little more than two years ago, a protocol improving two of …

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Bitcoin futures trading is up. American financial market company CME Group Inc. announced on Twitter early on the morning of Wednesday, October 17, 2018, that its futures products are experiencing rising volume, explaining, “In Q3, Bitcoin futures average daily volume rose 41% and open interest was up 19% over Q2.” This is a massive improvement …

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Following a partnership between Samourai Wallet and goTenna, which now allows users to send bitcoin transactions offline, one developer in New Zealand is staying ahead of the curve. Detailing the feat in a series of tweets, Rigel Walshe used a $27 entry level, Android smartphone and four goTennas (portable devices used to create off-grid radio signals) to successfully send …

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A U.S. cryptocurrency exchange is reporting dramatic increases in trading of tether (USDT), the controversial stablecoin that lost its dollar peg this week, and one of the new alternatives. At HBUS, the U.S. affiliate of the Singapore-based Huobi exchange, both deposits and withdrawals of USDT “have increased by over 10x over the last two days,” a company spokesperson …

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Crypto continues to move forward with Bitcoin comparisons to gold, stablecoin drama, a Binance partnership, and developments in blockchain’s impact on supply chain — all while Bitcoin attempts to break out. Here’s today’s action! Why Bitcoin Is Better Than Gold Bitcoin was explained as better than gold today, in an article stating – “Bitcoin is …

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When the Tether (USDT) stablecoin’s $1 peg broke down on Monday, traders looking for another dollar equivalent they could easily move between cryptocurrency exchanges had few other places to turn. One of those places was Bibox, the ninth-largest exchange by 24-hour adjusted volume, according to CoinMarketCap, which accounts for basically all trading – 96 percent …

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Average daily volumes for bitcoin futures trading saw a significant jump in the third quarter compared to the last period, according to CME Group. The firm – which launched bitcoin futures trading in December of last year – posted the results on Twitter on Wednesday. As the graph below shows, average daily volume hit 5,053 …

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The law offices of Pomerantz LLP in New York have filed a series of civil suits against MGT Capital Investment and its executive officers on behalf of several of the trading firm’s past or present customers. The suits allege that between October 9, 2015 and September 7, 2018, the company violated laws set forth by …

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