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New IRS Form Confirms the Agency Remains Curious About Cryptocurrencies

new irs form confirms the agency remains curious about cryptocurrencies
American cryptocurrency holders are all too aware of what the IRS aims to achieve. In a new form sent to recipients, the agency is trying to dig deeper into people’s crypto past. It is pertinent for..
The Merkle - Published

No More Bitcoin for Nordea Bank Employees, Experts Question the Motive

no more bitcoin for nordea bank employees, experts question the motive
Lay attorneys are puzzled by Nordea’s BTC ban: “They are within their rights, but to prohibit every single employee from trading cryptocurrencies [...] seems weird.”
The Cointelegraph - Published

A Bitcoin Wallet Is Hurtling Toward the International Space Station

Bitcoin is flying (super) high thanks to SpaceChain's new space-based wallet.
Coindesk - Published

Ethereum Istanbul Hard Fork Get Support From Major Crypto Exchanges

ethereum istanbul hard fork get support from major crypto exchanges
Several crypto exchanges announced support for Ethereum network, the Istanbul hard fork
The Cointelegraph - Published

Forget The Hype, Aramco Shares May be Valued At Zero Next Year

This week will see the onset of full trading activity in the shares of Saudi Arabia’s flagship oil company, Aramco. Through a combination of wooing local retail investors via preferential loans,.. - Published

The Danger Of Deeper OPEC+ Cuts

OPEC+ agreed to cut production by 500,000 bpd, sending oil prices higher on Friday. During mid-day trading, WTI was just shy of $60 per barrel, and Brent moved closer to $65. In total, the 1.2.. - Published

Ethereum Hard Fork Live, Stolen ETH Moved, ‘Hodlers Are Insane’: Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 2–8

ethereum hard fork live, stolen eth moved, ‘hodlers are insane’: hodler’s digest, dec. 2–8
In this week’s Hodler’s Digest, Ethereum completes the Istanbul hard fork, stolen ETH worth millions is moved to unknown wallets, and why some hodlers are “insane”
The Cointelegraph - Published

PBoC Issues Financial Bonds Over its Private Blockchain

pboc issues financial bonds over its private blockchain
China remains a very mysterious nation in many different ways. The country is keen on blockchain technology, and the People’s Bank of China is taking things one step further. Earlier this week, the..
The Merkle - Published

Sorry — But Bitcoin Can Still Drop to $2.7K While Everyone’s Bullish

sorry — but bitcoin can still drop to $2.7k while everyone’s bullish
Despite Bitcoin’s slow upward price movement, higher time frames suggest new lows may be in store for Bitcoin
The Cointelegraph - Published

The Best And Worst Oil Majors Of 2019

As oil traders eagerly await OPEC’s final verdict on the production cuts, and as Riyadh puts the final touches on the Aramco IPO, some of the largest players in oil and gas are about to wrap up one.. - Published

The Best Way To Invest In The Energy Sector In 2020

A record number of energy companies filing for bankruptcy coupled with poor performance by the industry in 2019 has made it incredibly hard to find investments in the energy space that can be.. - Published

Top-5 Cryptos This Week: XTZ, ATOM, XRP, XMR, BNB

top-5 cryptos this week: xtz, atom, xrp, xmr, bnb
A few of the top crypto performers are indicating strength and are likely to move higher if Bitcoin remains stable
The Cointelegraph - Published

How OPEC Plans To Keep Rogue Oil Producers In Check

OPEC’s "whatever it takes" strategy has so far meant that Saudi Arabia would make additional production cuts where non-complying members failed. Some members are banking on OPEC employing that.. - Published

Ethereum Price Stable Despite Hard Fork, Altcoins See Small Gains

ethereum price stable despite hard fork, altcoins see small gains
Ethereum’s prices sees no major movement following the hard fork, as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies report moderate gains
The Cointelegraph - Published

DISCUSSION: How Can Public Blockchains Have Privacy?

On today's show, we discuss the idea of true privacy on public, transparent blockchains and some of the ways it's working (or not) in Bitcoin or related projects right now.
Coindesk - Published

Bitcoin Halving, Explained

bitcoin halving, explained
What is the Bitcoin halving that everyone is talking about? Will it drive the price up? Will miners stick with BTC? Learn all about the pre-scheduled event
The Cointelegraph - Published

Decentralized Liquidity Is the Backbone of DeFi

How decentralized liquidity venues govern the health of DeFi.
Coindesk - Published

Greek Stocks Are Rising from the Ashes

Ten years after Greece stared down a deep depression and an IMF default, the country’s economy is coming back, and Greek stocks are rising from the ashes. Today, Wealth Daily contributor Samuel Taube..
Wealth Daily - Published

Death Spirals and BTC — What Happens When Miners Capitulate?

death spirals and btc — what happens when miners capitulate?
If small mining facilities begin to capitulate by the year’s end, will BTC struggle to recover in the first quarter of 2020?
The Cointelegraph - Published

Binance Coin Slightly Outperforms Bitcoin in Year-over-year Growth

When it comes to determining the performance of cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is always miles ahead of the rest. That is, until this year, as Binance Coin has had a pretty decent year as well.  Competing..
The Merkle - Published

Microsoft Azure Announces Blockchain Token and Data Management Service

microsoft azure announces blockchain token and data management service
Microsoft Azure now provides two new services, one dedicated to tokenization and the other to blockchain data management
The Cointelegraph - Published

Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Is Now Live

Hitting at block number 9,069,000, the systemwide upgrade is the network’s third in 2019.
Coindesk - Published

The Fastest Growing Energy Sectors Of 2019

Whether you’re bullish or bearish on oil and gas or renewables, when it comes to 2019 growth, there were clear winners and losers, and oil isn’t among the former ... Over the past three years, the.. - Published

Ethereum Istanbul — Faster, but Still Not the World Computer

ethereum istanbul — faster, but still not the world computer
Ethereum Istanbul has been billed as game-changing, but it doesn’t get us any closer to the “world computer” [opinion]
The Cointelegraph - Published

Compliant KYC Verification Doesn’t Require Users to Submit Identity Documents

compliant kyc verification doesn’t require users to submit identity documents
Many cryptocurrency enthusiasts dislike the process of sharing identity documents with exchanges and other service providers PayTrie is experimenting with a different KYC solution, known as Express..
The Merkle - Published

BP Under Fire For “Misleading” Advertisements

Yesterday the non-profit group lodged an official complaint under international guidelines regarding the campaign, which is BP’s first in 10 years. The group is backing up the complaint with demands.. - Published

Bitcoin Price Diary: 6 Altcoins That Are Currently Making Me Avoid BTC

bitcoin price diary: 6 altcoins that are currently making me avoid btc
Since November, several altcoins have taken advantage of Bitcoin’s sideways trading and produced double-digit gains that are catching the attention of many traders
The Cointelegraph - Published

T-Minus 1,000 Blocks Until Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork

t-minus 1,000 blocks until ethereum’s istanbul hard fork
Ethereum set to hard fork to Istanbul within 1,000 blocks, or at approximately 23:30 UTC tonight
The Cointelegraph - Published

The Gas-For-Gold Scheme That Slipped Through U.S. Sanctions

We first started noticing major 'odd' exports of gold from Turkey to Iran in May 2012.  Turkey’s trade balance fluctuated wildly as gold stocks flowed out of the country in bursts.  “Turkey’s.. - Published

The World’s 10 Biggest Polluters

About 200 countries are presently convened for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid. The Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP) is tasked with.. - Published

Italian Copyright Authority and Algorand Develop Blockchain Ecosystem for Copyright Management

italian copyright authority and algorand develop blockchain ecosystem for copyright management
Italian copyright authority teamed up with Algorand to develop a new ecosystem for copyright management based on blockchain technology
The Cointelegraph - Published

Bitcoin Price Must Now Break $8.2K to End 6-Month Losing Streak

bitcoin price must now break $8.2k to end 6-month losing streak
Altcoins could continue to rally higher as Bitcoin price trades sideways and needs to break above $8.2K to start a new uptrend
The Cointelegraph - Published

This Australian Billionaire Just Saved A Solar Farm

Australian mining billionaire and philanthropist Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest is said to have come to the rescue of a massive and troubled solar farm in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt, by agreeing to.. - Published

EOS-Based Social Media Platform Voice Announces Beta Launch

eos-based social media platform voice announces beta launch
Blockchain-based social media platform Voice created by EOS announced that its beta will launch on Feb. 14 next year
The Cointelegraph - Published

Bitcoin Hovers Under $7,550 as Altcoins See Moderate Gains

bitcoin hovers under $7,550 as altcoins see moderate gains
Bitcoin hovers just under the $7,550 mark as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day
The Cointelegraph - Published

SEC Requests UK’s Intervention to Force Telegram’s Former Advisor to Testify

sec requests uk’s intervention to force telegram’s former advisor to testify
The U.S. SEC is attempting to force Telegram’s former chief investment advisor to testify in the case over the firm’s Grams tokens offering
The Cointelegraph - Published

Bitcoin Volatility Is Up, Liquidity Stagnant

If stability and liquidity are part of bitcoin's road to becoming a mature asset, 2019 has been a period of arrested development.
Coindesk - Published

Ghana Joins the Bandwagon — Plans for CBDC, Still Wary of Crypto

ghana joins the bandwagon — plans for cbdc, still wary of crypto
Ghana’s financial institutions and regulators remain apathetic to crypto despite plans to test a pilot central bank digital currency in 2020
The Cointelegraph - Published

Ex Italy’s Economy Minister on ‘Transition From Old Coins to New Coins’

ex italy’s economy minister on ‘transition from old coins to new coins’
“It’s the future and you cannot stop it.” Former Italian Minister of Economy spoke to Cointelegraph about crypto
The Cointelegraph - Published

Ripple Seeks the Full Dismissal of the Ongoing XRP Lawsuit

ripple seeks the full dismissal of the ongoing xrp lawsuit
The ongoing lawsuit against Ripple are not over just yet. If it is left up to the company, however, it will be dismissed rather shortly.  Several people still argue how XRP is a security and should be..
The Merkle - Published

Report: ‘Blockchain Is A Rapidly Maturing Technology in China’

report: ‘blockchain is a rapidly maturing technology in china’
A report by Forkast Insights calls blockchain in China a rapidly maturing technology “far beyond the experimental stage”
The Cointelegraph - Published

Ukraine Passes Law on Money Laundering With Crypto Policy Based on FATF

ukraine passes law on money laundering with crypto policy based on fatf
Ukraine’s parliament approves a final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers per FATF guidelines
The Cointelegraph - Published

SEC Reveals Telegram’s Communications With Investors, Seeks to Question Advisor

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants Telegram’s former chief investment advisor to testify and hand over documents related to the company's $1.7 billion 2018 token sale.
Coindesk - Published

Iran: We Won’t Agree To Any Production Cuts In The Future

Before OPEC members sat down to wrangle about production quotas and compliance on Thursday, the oil minister of Iran—exempted from the ongoing cuts because of the U.S. sanctions crippling its.. - Published

Brazil’s Tax Authority Fines Those Who Fail to Declare Bitcoin and Crypto

brazil’s tax authority fines those who fail to declare bitcoin and crypto
The tax authority of Brazil fines taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin and crypto transactions
The Cointelegraph - Published

Why The OPEC+ Pledge Is More Bullish Than It Seems

“Saudi Surprise” Shocks Oil Market As OPEC+ Pulls it Together Saudi Surprise is Surprisingly Surprising Looks Like Christmas Came Early for the Oil Bulls Saudi Arabia Was Willing To Agree On Even.. - Published

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