‘GoxRising’ Movement Aims to Reboot Mt. Gox Exchange, Make ‘Gox Coin’ for Creditors

‘GoxRising’ Movement Aims to Reboot Mt. Gox Exchange, Make ‘Gox Coin’ for Creditors A new movement dubbed “GoxRising” is calling for a new, accelerated rehabilitation plan for  creditors of the now-defunct Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox, with the long-term goal of rebooting the trading platform. The development was reported in an interview with its author, controversial industry figure Brock…

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BitTorrent Partners with CoinPayments to Launch Support for Native BTT Token

BitTorrent Partners with CoinPayments to Launch Support for Native BTT Token Peer-to-peer (p2p) torrent client BitTorrent has announced that its native token, BitTorrent Token (BTT), based on the TRON protocol, is now supported by CoinPayments’ crypto payments gateway. The news was shared with Cointelegraph in a press release Feb. 7. As reported, BitTorrent launched its BTT token this January —…

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Bitcoin Trading Reaches All Time High in Venezuela Amidst Ongoing Economic Collapse

Bitcoin Trading Reaches All Time High in Venezuela Amidst Ongoing Economic Collapse Bitcoin (BTC) trading volumes in Venezuela have reached a new all-time high amidst massive hyperinflation and an ongoing presidential crisis, tech news outlet TrustNodes reports Feb. 6. Bitcoin weekly trading volumes reached above 2,000 BTC (about $6.8 million) on peer-to-peer (P2P) exchange LocalBitcoins during the week ending Feb. 2.…

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Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Plans Blockchain Platform in H2

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX Plans Blockchain Platform in H2 Switzerland’s top stock exchange, SIX, aims to roll out a blockchain platform to speed up trading later this year. Reuters reported Feb. 6 that SIX chairman Romeo Lacher said the planned new SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) will initially operate alongside the existing SIX platform. Currently, a trade takes…

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Ripple Teams With 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative

Ripple Teams With 10 New Universities for Blockchain Research Initiative Ripple has partnered with another 10 top universities for its blockchain research program. Announcing the news on Thursday, the blockchain payments infrastructure firm said that the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) is aimed to help grow the blockchain technology ecosystem. Now joining the initiative are…

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Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie

Cypherpunk Valentine: Why Shoppers Spend Bitcoin on Lingerie The most cypherpunk way to celebrate Valentine’s Day may be to buy lingerie with bitcoin. Panties.com founder Lila Williams told CoinDesk that she receives “a handful” of bitcoin payments every month since she started accepting bitcoin in March 2017. So, this Valentine’s Day season, her site is…

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Germany: Suspects Arrested for Stealing Electricity in Crypto Mining Operation

Germany: Suspects Arrested for Stealing Electricity in Crypto Mining Operation In the German city of Klingenthal, Saxony, police have arrested a group of suspects for stealing electricity to operate a cryptocurrency mining farm, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports Feb. 6. Police officers reportedly tracked down a system of 49 computers operating in the premises of former electrical services company PGH…

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Survey of Customer Comfort With Amazon-Branded Products Includes Crypto

Survey of Customer Comfort With Amazon-Branded Products Includes Crypto Shoppers of e-commerce giant Amazon would like to be able to purchase a wider variety of products, including cryptocurrency, according to a recent report published by a financial portal Investing.com. In the course of the survey, Investing.com reportedly surveyed over 1,000 Amazon shoppers in order to discover ordering frequency and the…

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Bitcoin Could Experience a Resurgence of Interest on Wall Street: JPMorgan Strategist

Bitcoin Could Experience a Resurgence of Interest on Wall Street: JPMorgan Strategist JPMorgan’s Global Market Strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou says that Bitcoin (BTC) could make a resurgence on Wall Street, according to an article published by CNBC on Feb 6. “The stability that we are seeing right now in the cryptocurrency market is setting the stage for more participation by institutional investors…

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