Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Complete: 2 New Protocol Changes Added
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:18:51 +0000
The Bitcoin Cash network has successfully upgraded the latest ruleset changes to the protocol. The BCH blockchain now features the enforcement of minimal pushdata in script which will make a majority of BCH network transactions non-malleable. Moreover, as an extension to last May’s Schnorr upgrade, the opcode OP_Checkmultisig(verify) will now feature Schnorr signature support. Also […]
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Indian Government Delays Introducing Cryptocurrency Bill
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:05:24 +0000
The Indian government previously told the supreme court that the country’s cryptocurrency bill may be introduced in the Winter session of parliament. However, the crypto bill is not included in the agenda published by Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament. This gives the community a sigh of relief as many have been campaigning […]
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Japan Pushes Cashless Agenda by Rewarding Non-Cash Payments After Tax Hike
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:28:17 +0000
Japan’s recent October sales tax increase took the rate from 8% to 10%, the previous such hike occurring in April of 2014, when the rate was raised from 5%. The increase is accompanied this time around by new government policy which rewards cashless payments by allowing merchants to provide effective “cash back” of up to […]
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Germany Barely Avoids Recession, Economy Remains Stagnated
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 04:00:00 +0000
The German economy, the largest and most influential in Europe, narrowly missed falling into recession last quarter. But with quarterly GDP growth averaging a little over 0% since the third quarter of last year, the Old Continent’s economic powerhouse is facing stagnation. Also read: Germany’s Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent Freeze Dodging Recession by a […]
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Iranian Grid Explains Electrical Costs Will Fluctuate for Bitcoin Miners
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 01:00:16 +0000
Throughout the course of 2019, Iran’s government and the country’s energy officials have been creating new guidelines for bitcoin miners setting up data facilities in the oil-rich nation. On Wednesday, Mostafa Rajabi, a spokesperson for Iran’s Energy Ministry, described a new price model for mining operations and prices per kilowatt-hour (kWh) will fluctuate during certain […]
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Instant Crypto Exchange Changelly Secures Access to SLP Tokens
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:00:26 +0000
Instant cryptocurrency exchange Changelly will start to use digital asset rates from Bitcoin.com’s trading platform. This will ensure better prices for Changelly users and help increase the reach of all SLP tokens that are exclusively listed on Bitcoin.com Exchange. Also Read: Universal Protocol Alliance to List Mega-Utility Token on Bitcoin.com Exchange Changelly to Use Rates […]
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Pornhub Suggests Crypto Payments After Paypal Censors Model Payouts
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:00:07 +0000
On November 14, the leading adult video sharing site on the internet, Pornhub, revealed that payment processor Paypal has blocked the company’s live performer payouts. In a blog post written on Thursday, Pornhub recommended alternative payments like writing a check or using the digital currency verge. Also read: Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in […]
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Ohio Attorney General Finds State Crypto Program Illegal
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:00:32 +0000
The Attorney General of the U.S. state of Ohio has assessed the state’s crypto program and concluded that it is a legal violation of state law. The state’s former treasurer skirted the law to launch a website that allowed 23 types of tax payments in cryptocurrency ahead of other states. Also read: US State of […]
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Indian Government Programs Add New Crypto Courses
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:00:01 +0000
The Indian government has added new educational courses teaching cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to the public and law enforcement officers. Amid regulatory uncertainty and banking restrictions, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology remain important topics of study in India. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November, New Date Confirmed New Course on Crypto and […]
BitOrb Exchange Raises $6.4 Million
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:30:12 +0000
The BitOrb Exchange has successfully secured its funding round, raising a total of USD 6.4m. The round was led by the W-Rex Algo Trading Platform a product of the Wota Group.Additionally, the Wota Group will act as a strategic partner and help the BitOrb Exchange grow its network of traders, user acquisition and advise on other key strategic decisions.