Hong Kong Bitcoin Trader Attacked and Robbed of $180,000 USD

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A man in Hong Kong was the victim of a Bitcoin robbery as thieves stole $180,000 USD in cash he was planning to buy the cryptocurrency with. What is it about the prospect of making money by buying and selling cryptocurrency that makes people lose their common sense? The latest example of this phenomenon took place in Hong Kong. A man looking to buy More...

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By Bitcoinist On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Impossible to Close Exchanges Say South Korean Regulators

The effect this one Southeast Asian nation has upon crypto markets is quite astounding. South Korean exchanges dominate trade in the region, and constant government threats of clampdowns has caused waves of nausea More...

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Exchange Wars: Bitstamp Calms Users As Blockchain Takes On Coinbase

Bitstamp CEO Nejc Kodrič has sought to distance his platform from Coinbase’s technical problems as exchanges worldwide feel the strain of mass adoption. Bitstamp Prioritizes ‘Good Communication’ In More...

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Hallelujah! Swiss Church to Accept Bitcoin Donations

ICF Church, an evangelical church in Zurich, Switzerland, is set to begin accepting Bitcoin donations from its parishioners. The common assumption with most churches is that they’re conservative and are beholden More...

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Singapore Bitcoin ATMs Sold Out, Trading Still Allowed

When markets are volatile and crashes occur, the majority of people are cashing out and taking profits or panic selling. There are some, however, who see opportunity in the sea of red and buy up at lower prices. More...

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Ledger Raises $75 Million to Upscale Operations

As more people pile into cryptocurrencies, the need for secure storage of them will escalate. At the moment, there are only a handful of companies providing hardware wallets for Bitcoin and altcoins. Currently, More...

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Morgan Stanley Opens to Bitcoin Futures Contracts

The crypto space is hot property at the moment even in the wake of recent market slumps. More institutionalized finance exchanges and organizations are looking to provide a wider range of products for their clients More...

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Spain: First Real Estate Sale Using Only Bitcoin in Country

A real estate company based in Barcelona, Spain has sold an apartment for Bitcoin as cryptocurrency enters the mainstream.  A New Way To Pay Mister Piso, a real estate company based in Spain, has sold the first More...

By Bitcoinist On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Owner to Launch Bitcoin Data Service

At the end of 2017, signs that Bitcoin was making the jump from a currency used and held only by technology and decentralization enthusiasts to a mainstream asset started to hit the press. The launch of Bitcoin More...

By Bitcoinist On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Owner to Launch Bitcoin Data Service

At the end of 2017, signs that Bitcoin was making the jump from a currency used and held only by technology and decentralization enthusiasts to a mainstream asset started to hit the press. The launch of Bitcoin More...

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