Russia's Central Bank Mulls Ethereum System for Pan-Eurasian Payments

The Central Bank of Russia is considering using its Masterchain blockchain software to transmit SWIFT financial messaging across the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an official said on Tuesday. Russia's FinTech...
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What the Taxman Can Learn from Crypto



Annette Nellen , CPA, CGMA, Esq. is a tax professor and director of the  MST Program  at San José State University. She is an active member of the tax sections of the...
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Motherboard Maker ASRock Confirms Plan to Sell Crypto Miners

ASRock is planning to sell four graphics cards (GPU) specifically geared for cryptocurrency mining. The company unveiled its Phantom Gaming Series last week, based on AMD's RX series. An ASRock...
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What If They ICO? Investors Seek Veto Power Over Future Token Sales

"I think it's fair to say that ICO-related language is making its way into term sheets." The comment, made by a partner at a major venture capital firm, shines a...
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Crypto Data Startup BitKan Raises $10 Million in New Funding

Shenzhen-based cryptocurrency data startup BitKan has raised $10 million in a Series B funding round. Leading the round is a Chinese financing firm called Zhongyunhui Capital, with IDG Capital and bitcoin...
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Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What Happens Next?

ASIC-resistant no more? That's the question circulating Tuesday in the wake of news that Bitmain, the China-based maker of hardware specialized for cryptocurrency software, had developed a new "ASIC" mining...
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US Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Launch Blockchain Pilot

Two of the largest health insurance providers in the U.S. announced Monday that they would pursue a blockchain pilot aimed at improving the quality of healthcare data. UnitedHealth Group and Humana...
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OKEx Denies Manipulation Claims After Bitcoin Futures Rollback

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has pushed back against allegations that it manipulated its bitcoin futures market last week. As CoinDesk previously reported , OKEx rolled back futures trades due...
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E-Commerce Giant Alibaba Blasts 'Alibabacoin' in Trademark Lawsuit

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has filed suit against the founders of a cryptocurrency named "Alibabacoin," arguing that the project is infringing on its trademark. The company launched the legal fight...
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Justice Department Charges Founders of Mayweather-Backed ICO

The Justice Department has filed charges against the founders of an initial coin offering endorsed by heavyweight champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr., adding to the allegations levied Monday by the Securities...
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Korea's Crypto Exchanges Pledge Market Cleanup

"It was a fantastic year in 2017." As stated by Junhaeng Lee, co-founder and CEO of Seoul-based crypto platform Gopax, that's one simple but accurate summary of the last year...
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Bitmain Confirms Release of First Ethereum ASIC Miners

Bitcoin mining hardware firm Bitmain unveiled its long-rumored ethereum mining tech on Monday. The Antminer E3 is set to ship this July, according to Bitmain's website , at a price...
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Down 50%: Q1 Was Bitcoin's Second Worst Quarter Ever

Bitcoin (BTC) fell by 50 percent in the first three months of 2018 - a drop that marks the cryptocurrency's worst Q1 performance on record. A look back at historical...
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Liechtenstein to Avoid 'Excessive' Blockchain Regulation: Prime Minister

Blockchain technology is driving economic transformation and Liechtenstein wants to be in the front seat, according to the country's prime minister. As such, the Liechtenstein government has set out to...
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Don't Forget the 'Other' Cryptocurrency Tax



David Deputy is the director of strategic development and emerging markets and George Salis is a principal senior tax economist at Vertex, a tax software firm.  The following article is an exclusive...
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Japanese Brokerage Firm May Acquire Hacked Coincheck Exchange

Update (April 3, 12:34 UTC):, Monex has issued a press release to confirm it is considering taking over Coincheck, but that such a move hasn't been finalized. ---- Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange...
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Acid Test: Bitcoin Must Break $7,800 for Bull Reversal







Bitcoin (BTC) continues to mount a recovery despite the recent bearish "death cross" chart event. As of writing, bitcoin is changing hands at $7,400 on Bitfinex and the average price...
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New AML Rules for Australia's Bitcoin Exchanges Kick In Today

Australia's cryptocurrency exchanges must now follow new rules aimed to counter money laundering and terrorism financing (AML/CTF). Providing a timely reminder to exchange platforms in the crypto space, Austrac, the country's financial...
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Lightning Is Being Attacked for Its Own Good

"Yes, we have created an attack framework for the lightning network." The message from "bitPico" to CoinDesk confirmed what many had read in a popular chat group , that the...
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Messaging Giant Line to Launch South Korean Blockchain Subsidiary

Japan-based social messaging platform Line is launching a blockchain subsidiary, just months after it announced its Line Pay service would offer cryptocurrencies, the company announced Monday. Called Unblock, the subsidiary...
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