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Op Ed Bitcoin Is a Declaration of Our Monetary Independence

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n nn nn Nick Spanos is an early adopter and innovator in the blockchain space. He is best known for launching Bitcoin Center NYC, the worlds first live cryptocurrency exchange, in 2013, right next to the New York Stock Exchange as immortalized in the Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin. As part of Bitcoin Magazines series of interviews and op eds leading up to the 10th Anniversary of Bitcoin, Nick shares his thoughts an early Bitcoin adopter.Before Bitcoin, I

The Lightning Network's First ERC-20 to Bitcoin Atomic Swap Has Taken Place

2 days 4 hours ago
n nn nn At the December 7, 2018, TenX Summit, a group of developers showcased an industry first an atomic swap on the Lightning Network between a non-native asset, TenXs PAY token, and a native asset, bitcoin.By non-native, the team is referring to an asset/coin that is not the base currency for the network. For Ethereum, for example, the native asset is ether, while any token that is built on the protocol is considered a non-native asset. CoBloX, a TenX research

After $4M Funding Round, BlockFi Eyes Savings Account, Crypto Credit Cards

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n nn nn BlockFihttps//bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockfi-gives-hodlers-another-option-borrow-against-crypto-assets/, the New York-based startup that provides crypto collateralized loans, has raised additional funds to expand its services. The startup announced that it has received an additional $4 million in its recent funding round in a company blog post.The recently revealed funding round comes some months after the company raised $52.5 million in a round led

Finland Hands Over Info for 2,700 Danish Traders to Denmarks Tax Agency

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n nn nn Finnish tax authorities have handed over information on 2,700 bitcoin traders to its Danish counterpart, Skattestyrelsen SKAT.According to a press release, the traders used an undisclosed Finnish exchange to collectively purchase and sell some $15.65 million worth of bitcoin 102.7 million kronor between 2015 and 2017. A handful of these investors traded amounts between $1,105 and $110,450 10,000 to 1,000,000 kronor, while the overwhelming majority traded a

This New Lightning Wallet Allows You to Receive Tips Without Running a Node

3 days 9 hours ago
n nn nn A new program to set up Lightning Network micropayments, tippin.me, has recently entered beta testing.The developer for this project described some of its details on a Reddit thread to the r/Bitcoin subreddit. The dev says that it allows you to receive tips micro-payments over the Lightning Network, anytime, anywhere, without needing a LN node, by means of a simple web custodial wallet. Upon signup, tippin.me gives you a personal tippin' link to be sh

Bitwala Is Offering German Citizens Joint Crypto and Fiat Banking Accounts

3 days 9 hours ago
n nn nn German blockchain startup Bitwala has launched crypto banking in Germany.After securing 4 million roughly $4.5 million from VC firms Earlybird and Coparion in September of 2018 to develop a crypto banking solution, the company has allegedly amassed a waiting list of 30,000 potential users.Bitwala's new banking solution, which it claims was built to close the gap between crypto and traditional banking, was developed in partnership with local fintech st

Prosecutors Seek 10-Year Jail Sentence for Karpeles Over Mt. Gox Embezzlement

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n nn nn Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles has run into trouble in the Japanese legal system, and prosecutors are pursuing a 10-year jail sentence for alleged embezzlement during his tenure at Mt. Gox.According to a local Japanese news outlet, Karpeles is under indictment for embezzling 341 million yen $3 million USD of customer funds into his own personal account. The indictment apparently also alleges that Karpeles manipulated data on his company's trading sy

The Worlds First ERC-20 and Bitcoin Atomic Swap Has Taken Place

3 days 19 hours ago
n nn nn At the December 7, 2018, TenX Summit, a group of developers showcased an industry first an atomic swap between a non-native asset, TenXs PAY token, and a native asset, bitcoin.By non-native, the team is referring to an asset/coin that is not the base currency for the network. For Ethereum, for example, the native asset is ether, while any token that is built on the protocol is considered a non-native asset. CoBloX, a TenX research and development lab, is r

The Next Quantum Leap in Financial Trading - BTC Media Sponsor

4 days 10 hours ago
n nn nn nnnnnnnnnA common narrative in todays financial world is that cryptonholders are often unable to execute trades without paying large amounts ofncommissions and fees. Traditional markets are loaded with retail brokeragesnthat bet against their clients with artificially adjusted prices, spreads andnunrealistic fees.nnEnter Quantfury, an emerging enterprise thatsnon an ambitious quest to reshape this landscape for everyday cryptocurrencynholders and others wh

Crypto Holiday Guide Gifts for Every Bitcoiner on Your Shopping List

4 days 10 hours ago
n nn nn The holiday season is here. And even if crypto prices are on the coal heap, you can still have fun spreading some holiday bitcoin cheer.For the bitcoiners in your life, this could mean a crypto-related gift as a token of solidarity. After all, what better way to commiserate with fellow HODLers than decking their holiday halls with bitcoin-themed gifts What better way to say were in it for the long haul than with a hardware wallet Or Ive got your back lite

Coinbase Might Be Behind Those 856,000 BTC Worth of Transactions

4 days 10 hours ago
n nn nn Last week, it was reported that a Bitcoin whale had moved thousands of bitcoin into different wallet addresses. Between December 1 to December 6, 2018, the whale split 856,000 bitcoin between 107 wallets, sending an equal 8,000 BTC into each wallet.Speculators have formulated different hypotheses since the monstrous sum was moved. Was it a market whale moving funds to Over-the-Counter OTC markets Could the sender be the Foundation for Economic Education Fe
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