Gemini Launches New Mobile App for Crypto Traders

Gemini Launches New Mobile App for Crypto Traders Crypto exchange Gemini has just launched a mobile wallet for its users. Gemini CEO and co-founder Tyler Winklevoss wrote in a Medium post on Tuesday that the new app allows customers to buy or sell cryptocurrencies, view market prices, see their own portfolio values and set price alerts, among…

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Report: Venezuela Is Forcibly Converting Pension Balances to the Petro

Report: Venezuela Is Forcibly Converting Pension Balances to the Petro Venezuela has reportedly begun converting pensioners’ monthly payments into its controversial cryptocurrency, the petro. According to the Caracas Chronicles, an English-language politics and economics blog based in the country, the government has recently been taking the bolivares (the country’s current fiat currency) paid to its elderly…

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India’s Telecom Regulator Completes Mobile Blockchain Pilot with IBM

India’s Telecom Regulator Completes Mobile Blockchain Pilot with IBM The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has completed blockchain pilots with tech giant IBM to improve mobile data records. The trials were reported today, Dec. 12, by local English-language, Indian daily newspaper The Economic Times. The TRAI, India’s telecom regulator, along with major telecom providers, have completed tests with tech firms such as IBM…

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Denmark Targets 2,700 Bitcoin Traders for Tax Payments After Tip-Off From Finland

Denmark Targets 2,700 Bitcoin Traders for Tax Payments After Tip-Off From Finland Denmark’s tax agency (Skattestyrelsen) has confirmed it is “identifying” 2,700 individuals it says owe taxes on Bitcoin (BTC) gains, according to a Dec. 12 press release. According to Skattestyrelsen, the Danish citizens bought and sold Bitcoin via an unnamed Finnish cryptocurrency exchange between 2015 and 2017, but did not declare…

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Canadian City of Calgary Launches Local Digital Currency for Intracity Transactions

Canadian City of Calgary Launches Local Digital Currency for Intracity Transactions Calgary, a city in the Canadian province of Alberta, has launched its own digital currency. The Calgary Dollar will allow holders to pay for services and goods at local shops, major Canadian media outlet Global News reports Friday, Dec. 7. According to HuffPost Canada, the Calgary Dollar was initially launched…

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10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles

10-Year Jail Term Sought for Former Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Japanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year sentence for Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. According to a report from The Mainichi on Wednesday, prosecutors claimed at the Tokyo District Court that Karpeles used customers’ funds for his own personal…

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Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork

Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork The most-used ethereum software client has published code that includes an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed upgrade that, if enacted by users, would bring additional features and enhancements to the network. Go-ethereum (Geth) v1.8.20, released on Tuesday, sets the Constantinople hard fork on the ethereum mainnet,…

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