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    Luxury Car Manufacturer Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Vehicle Sales

    Luxury Car Manufacturer Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Vehicle Sales

    California-based luxury electric car manufacturer Karma Automotive has begun accepting digital currency as a means of payment at one of its stores in Newport Beach.

    YESTERDAY

    Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions

    Bitfinex launches a loyalty program, offering users to earn ‘unlimited’ commissions

    Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has just launched a new loyalty program, claiming to offer users an opportunity to earn “unlimited” commissions.

    YESTERDAY

    Supreme Court of India Postpones Cryptocurrency Ban Hearing to November

    Supreme Court of India Postpones Cryptocurrency Ban Hearing to November

    The Supreme Court of India has postponed a hearing that would consider the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) ban on providing services to cryptocurrency-related business.

    YESTERDAY

    Samsung SDS Pilots Blockchain-Based Medical Insurance Network

    Samsung SDS Pilots Blockchain-Based Medical Insurance Network

    Samsung SDS, an IT solution developer partially owned by the South Korean tech conglomerate, is expecting to roll out a blockchain-based medical claims processing system this month.

    YESTERDAY

    Top Fed Official Says US Central Bank ‘Actively’ Debating Digital Dollar

    Top Fed Official Says US Central Bank ‘Actively’ Debating Digital Dollar

    A top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday that the U.S. central bank is “actively looking at and debating” issuance of a digital currency, amid growing worries among current and former regulators that the dollar might be at risk of losing its status as the world’s reserve currency.

    YESTERDAY



    Bermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

    Bermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

    The initial phase of Bermuda’s national blockchain-based electronic identification program is setting sail, one of very few such initiatives anywhere.

    YESTERDAY

    Telegram Looks to Cut Deal With TON Blockchain Investors After SEC Order

    Telegram Looks to Cut Deal With TON Blockchain Investors After SEC Order

    Telegram has notified investors that the TON blockchain project will be launched later than planned, pushing the deadline from Oct. 30 to April 30, 2020.

    YESTERDAY

    French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

    French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

    A French central banker is calling for a global regulatory framework on crypto assets.

    YESTERDAY

    RBC Analysts: Squashing Libra Could Boost China’s Digital Currency

    RBC Analysts: Squashing Libra Could Boost China’s Digital Currency

    Analysts at RBC Capital Markets have suggested that stifling Facebook’s Libra may leave the field open to China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) to dominate in emerging economies.

    YESTERDAY

    Ford To Begin Using Blockchain Technology To Track And Improve Fuel Efficiency

    Ford To Begin Using Blockchain Technology To Track And Improve Fuel Efficiency

    The major automobile manufacturer Ford is testing a new blockchain technology that has the goal of improving the fuel efficiency of its vehicles. According to the company, the technology will be used to monitor and implement driving modes that can use fuel in a much more efficient way.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    CoinMarketCap now publishes interest rates on cryptocurrencies, allowing users to compare and choose

    CoinMarketCap now publishes interest rates on cryptocurrencies, allowing users to compare and choose

    Cryptocurrency data provider CoinMarketCap has launched a new page, where it publishes interest rates offered on several cryptocurrencies, to help users compare and choose a suitable product.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

    Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

    Residents of Bermuda can now pay their taxes in cryptocurrency.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    US Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

    US Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

    A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a South Korean citizen for operating the largest child porn site by volume, where visitors spent millions of dollars worth of bitcoin to pay for the illegal content.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Controversial Crypto Coin’s Rise Fueled by China Trading Ban

    Controversial Crypto Coin’s Rise Fueled by China Trading Ban

    Cryptocurrency investors better not take their eyes off China, even after regulators there started to crack down on digital assets.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Foxconn Founder: Libra Can ‘Converge’ With China’s Digital Currency in Taiwan

    Foxconn Founder: Libra Can ‘Converge’ With China’s Digital Currency in Taiwan

    Terry Gou, Taiwan’s richest man and the founder of manufacturing giant Foxconn, wants the island to roll out the red carpet for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Thrill-Seeking Drives Investors to Trade Crypto, Study Finds

    Thrill-Seeking Drives Investors to Trade Crypto, Study Finds

    Investors who trade cryptocurrency also tend to take bigger risks in the stock market, suggesting they are seeking dopamine more than diversification, according to a recent study.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    SEC Restarts Clock on Proposed ‘Bitcoin and T-Bills’ ETF

    SEC Restarts Clock on Proposed ‘Bitcoin and T-Bills’ ETF

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is again soliciting comments on a proposed exchange-traded fund (ETF) based around bitcoin and Treasury bonds.

    16 OCTOBER 2019

    Bank of England cannot decide on its stance on Facebook’s Libra

    Bank of England cannot decide on its stance on Facebook’s Libra

    The Facebook’s digital currency has become a focal point of global discussions and a target of criticism for many regulators and cryptocurrency industry participants alike.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Facebook’s Libra ‘incredibly important catalytic event’ for reform, says Swedish central bank chief

    Facebook’s Libra ‘incredibly important catalytic event’ for reform, says Swedish central bank chief

    Stefan Ingves, governor of the Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, is one of the few officials optimistic about Facebook-led proposed stablecoin project, Libra.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Cryptopia Starts Liquidating Assets, Creditor Repayment Date Still Unknown

    Cryptopia Starts Liquidating Assets, Creditor Repayment Date Still Unknown

    Cryptopia was the first exchange to be hacked in 2019 and has arguably handled the situation worse than most exchange platforms, leaving customers in limbo for weeks while those in charge struggled to identify what went wrong.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    SEC Draws on Investor Communications to Halt Telegram Token Launch

    SEC Draws on Investor Communications to Halt Telegram Token Launch

    To justify halting the launch of Telegram’s long-awaited $1.7 billion blockchain project, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relied heavily on communications obtained from investors.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    CME Says Bitcoin Futures Gaining Interest From Big Investors

    CME Says Bitcoin Futures Gaining Interest From Big Investors

    CME Group, the Chicago-based exchange operator, said its bitcoin futures contracts grew in popularity last quarter, with the number of open contracts up 61 percent from a year earlier because of growing demand from institutional investors.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Satoshi, bitcoin's smallest unit, is now added to Oxford English Dictionary

    The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, has officially added the word “Satoshi” to its database. The decision was made as part of a quarterly update this month.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    CoinShares jointly rolls out a gold token ‘DGLD’, built on the bitcoin network

    CoinShares jointly rolls out a gold token ‘DGLD’, built on the bitcoin network

    Daniel Masters, chairman of CoinShares, told The Block that DGLD is built on the bitcoin network, which makes it different from all other existing gold-backed tokens in the market

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers

    Libra claims 180 potential replacements for 7 mutineers

    Attempting to signal its popularity despite high-profile defections from Visa, Stripe and more, the Facebook-led cryptocurrency Libra Association announced that 1,500 organizations have expressed interest in joining the Libra project — 180 of those meet eligibility requirements to become members, which could replace the seven companies that dropped out of the Association this month, including Kayak owner Bookings Holdings today.

    15 OCTOBER 2019

    Expert: Bitcoin futures are not going to save the industry
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    Expert: Bitcoin futures are not going to save the industry

    The launch of Bakkt's delivery bitcoin futures could not greatly affect the cryptocurrency industry in the first place. Such an opinion was articulated in an interview for LetKnow.News by blockchain investor and co-founder of SWIDOM business consulting agency David Shengart.

    14 OCTOBER 2019

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    Crypto Market Hardly Needs a Bitcoin ETF at This Time, Says BKCM CEO

    Crypto Market Hardly Needs a Bitcoin ETF at This Time, Says BKCM CEO

    Founder and CEO of crypto investment firm BKCM Brian Kelly has said that Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF) are hardly needed for the ecosystem’s development, given that the coin is already available on regulated platforms such as Fidelity and TD Ameritrade.

    14 OCTOBER 2019

    Facebook's digital currency dealt another blow

    Facebook's digital currency dealt another blow

    Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency must not go ahead until the firm proves it is safe and secure, according to a report by the G7 group seen by the BBC.

    14 OCTOBER 2019

    Bitcoin Still the Preferred Cryptocurrency of Cybercriminals: Report

    Bitcoin Still the Preferred Cryptocurrency of Cybercriminals: Report

    One of the best-known, longest-lasting applications of Bitcoin has been its use as money by those who are involved in black market activities on the internet. Indeed, many Bitcoin users interacted with the cryptocurrency for the first time when they decided to purchase some ecstasy or weed from one of the many available darknet markets.

    14 OCTOBER 2019

    Zcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

    Zcash Will Get a Gateway Into Ethereum’s DeFi Ecosystem

    When cryptocurrency fans gathered in Osaka, Japan, this week for the Devcon developer conference, the halls were filled with buzz about smaller projects seeking access to ethereum’s decentralized finance smorgasbord, especially loans and financial products, via interoperability.

    14 OCTOBER 2019

    Bitcoin Will End the Reign of ‘Dictators and Toll Trolls,’ Says Tim Draper

    Bitcoin Will End the Reign of ‘Dictators and Toll Trolls,’ Says Tim Draper

    Billionaire investor Tim Draper has stated that he expects Bitcoin (BTC) — combined with other technologies — to change how governments operate worldwide.

    14 OCTOBER 2019

    10 Years Since The First Bitcoin Transaction: 5050 BTC For $5

    10 Years Since The First Bitcoin Transaction: 5050 BTC For $5

    It’s safe to say that Bitcoin has come a long way since it was first introduced to the public. Interestingly enough, exactly 10 years ago on this same day, the first market transaction took place. Let’s have a look at how it went and where we are today.

    13 OCTOBER 2019

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