Bitcoin History Part 4: Casascius Creates Physical Bitcoins

Bitcoin was born as a wholly digital currency, and it might have remained that way had it not been for the efforts of an early adopter from Utah. His name was Mike Caldwell, but on the Bitcointalk forum, he was better known as Casascius. The physical bitcoin creator took a digital phenomenon and converted it…

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The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH Ticker

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover another cryptocurrency venue that now requires verification from traders, the latest exchange to update the BCH ticker since the recent hard fork, a new solution for reporting crypto taxes for cannabis merchants, and a new way in which founders are demonstrating commitment to their crypto businesses. Also…

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Nigerian Banking Regulator Warns Bitcoin’s Disintermediation Is a ‘Critical Concern’

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation’s director defined Bitcoin’s disintermediation and fintechs as “critical concern to the corporation.” The director and chief executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has expressed concerns about cryptocurrencies and disintermediation, English-language Nigerian news outlet The Sun reported Dec. 12. Disintermediation is when consumers begin investing directly in markets, rather…

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Onegold Customers Can Now Purchase Digital Bullion With Bitcoin

Online bullion marketplace Onegold announced on Tuesday that its customers can now purchase precious metals with bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin core (BTC). Onegold’s digital silver and gold products are fully allocated physical metals stored at the Royal Canadian Mint and can be redeemed at any time through Apmex. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released…

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7 Major Exchanges in Korea Agree on Joint Measures

Seven major crypto exchanges in South Korea have joined forces to create a sound cryptocurrency ecosystem. They have agreed on joint measures such as information sharing and real-time monitoring of abnormal transactions. Meanwhile, the Korean government is working on institutionalizing crypto exchanges. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Seven…

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Ukraine’s Former Prime Minister Proposes to Tackle Corruption Using Blockchain

Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is planning to participate in the 2019 presidential elections, wants to combat corruption using blockchain technology. Ukraine’s former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is currently running a presidential campaign for the March 2019 elections, wants to tackle corruption using blockchain, according to a recent Facebook post from Sunday,…

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Binance Tackles Cryptocurrency ‘Misinformation’ With Multilingual Educational Article Bank

Binance joins the various education initiatives seeking to provide reliable material on the industry. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched a collection of educational content comprising almost 500 articles in order to fight “incorrect” and “misleading” information, a press release confirmed Dec. 12. Binance, which regularly tops the list of the world’s largest exchanges by volume…

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How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018

It has been a year since the start of Cboe’s XBT futures contracts and CME Group’s bitcoin derivatives products launched last December. With super bearish prices these past few months, a lot has changed since the cryptocurrency economy touched all-time highs on spot markets. Meanwhile, bitcoin futures contracts have been growing and some skeptics still…

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This London Taxi Driver Sells Cryptocurrency to Passengers

If you hail a taxi in downtown London, you could wind up paying for more than just your fare. Pseudonymous cab driver Dave Jenkins is known as the Crypto Cabbie because as he drives passengers around London he provides the ability to purchase BTC. Also read: Only Five Bitcoin Mining Devices Released in 2018 Are Profitable…

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