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    Bitfinex Attempts to Recover $880 Million in New Court Filing

    Bitfinex Attempts to Recover $880 Million in New Court Filing

    IFinex, the parent company of major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex filed a discovery application to regain access to $880 million in funds. Discovery is a law allowing each party to obtain evidence from the other party or parties through the law of civil procedure before the actual trial.

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    Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com acquires Japanese blockchain development startup O3 Labs

    Roger Ver's Bitcoin.com acquires Japanese blockchain development startup O3 Labs

    Bitcoin.com, the firm backed by cryptocurrency investor Roger Ver, today announced that it has acquired Japanese blockchain development startup O3 Labs. The two firms did not disclose the price of the acquisition.

    YESTERDAY

    Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project

    Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project

    Facebook Inc (FB.O), facing growing skepticism about its digital currency project Libra, on Sunday said the initiative could use cryptocurrencies based on national currencies such as the dollar, instead of the synthetic one it initially proposed.

    YESTERDAY

    Bitfinex Files for Subpoena in Bid to Recover $880 Million in Frozen Funds

    Bitfinex Files for Subpoena in Bid to Recover $880 Million in Frozen Funds

    Bitfinex has applied to a U.S. court to subpoena a former banking executive of a trust company that the crypto exchange believes can help it recover over $850 million in frozen funds.

    YESTERDAY

    Telegram Writes Investors to Counter FUD Before Feb. SEC Hearings

    Telegram Writes Investors to Counter FUD Before Feb. SEC Hearings

    In a letter to investors, Telegram encouraged investors to view the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hearing recently rescheduled for February as “a positive step.”

    20 OCTOBER 2019

    Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support

    Ethereum Name Service Adds Infrastructure for Multi-Currency Support

    On October 16, the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced multi-currency support and integration with 15 platforms and wallets. The fusion will provide users with the ability to use a single ENS name across a wide spectrum of crypto applications alongside leveraging a variety of digital assets.

    20 OCTOBER 2019

    New HTC Exodus Able To Run Full Bitcoin Node

    New HTC Exodus Able To Run Full Bitcoin Node

    Now up for sale, Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has released a new mobile phone tailored with a hardware wallet to hold certain cryptocurrency assets, including bitcoin. Most notably, unlike its predecessor, the Exodus 1, HTC’s Exodus 1s is capable of holding the entire bitcoin ledger.

    20 OCTOBER 2019

    Bittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries

    Bittrex International Halts Service in Venezuela and 30 More Countries

    Bittrex International, Malta-based international unit of United States’ crypto exchange Bittrex, will cease operations in Venezuela and 30 other countries.

    20 OCTOBER 2019

    Crypto-jackers now using fake WordPress plug-ins to mine cryptocurrencies

    Crypto-jackers now using fake WordPress plug-ins to mine cryptocurrencies

    Cryptojacking softwares have become a nuisance lately and the main issue that concerns many is that they are getting sophisticated with every passing year, making it quite difficult to track them. According to a new report by the security company Sucuri, scammers are using fake WordPress plug-ins to gain access to victim’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies.

    19 OCTOBER 2019

    Nick Szabo thinks Ethereum becoming a centralised cult

    Nick Szabo thinks Ethereum becoming a centralised cult

    Ethereum is gradually turning itself into the so-called “centralised cult”, as many companies choose it solely because of the features of the blockchain, not paying attention to the lack of complete anonymity claims cryptanalyst Nick Szabo.

    19 OCTOBER 2019

    Brazil Opens A Formal Inquiry Into The Country’s Rampant Cryptocurrency Scams

    Brazil Opens A Formal Inquiry Into The Country’s Rampant Cryptocurrency Scams

    Brazilian Congressman Aureo Ribeiro, author of a bill that purports to regulate the Brazilian crypto market, requested the opening of a Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (PCI) to investigate crypto-related fraud in Brazil.

    19 OCTOBER 2019

    Facebook’s Libra Just Got Its First Major Supporter in Congress

    Facebook’s Libra Just Got Its First Major Supporter in Congress

    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) wrote a letter to Libra Association member Anchorage, a South Dakota-based trust company, endorsing the Facebook-led project and citing it as an example of a technological advance he feels is needed to aid U.S. consumers.

    18 OCTOBER 2019

    Local Cryptocurrency To See Launch For Ise-Shima Region In Japan

    Local Cryptocurrency To See Launch For Ise-Shima Region In Japan

    Both Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) and an Osaka-based railway firm are now issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan’s Mie Prefecture.

    18 OCTOBER 2019

    Bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value: G7 report

    Bitcoin has failed as a means of payment or store of value: G7 report

    Cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, have so far failed to provide a "reliable and attractive" means of payment or store of value, according to a report from the Group of Seven (G7) nations.

    18 OCTOBER 2019

    Babylon upgrade set to activate on Tezos

    Babylon upgrade set to activate on Tezos

    Tomorrow will mark yet another milestone for the self-amending blockchain Tezos where it will experience an upgrade from its governance mechanism. The activation will mark the third on-chain update for the protocol. For the proposed changes to be included, the proposal, Babylon 2.0, needed the support of at least 74.7% of the participants in the network, where 84.53% voted in favor.

    18 OCTOBER 2019

    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.

    17 OCTOBER 2019

    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.

    17 OCTOBER 2019

    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.

    17 OCTOBER 2019

    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.

    17 OCTOBER 2019

    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.

    17 OCTOBER 2019

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