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Russia Sort Of Dropped The Hammer On Bitcoin, Crypto
The new law is designed to stop tax fraud. But it makes it nearly impossible for exchanges to operate in Russia. The same may hold for mining operations.
$1.4B in Crypto Stolen in First Five Months of 2020, Says CipherTrace
Researchers say 2020 is on track to become a record-breaking year for cryptocurrency-related thefts, hacks and fraud
When Mining Crypto Gets Tough, Buy Power. Riot Blockchain Buys More Processors
Riot Blockchain, a NASDAQ listed cryptocurrency mining company, announced yesterday that it had purchased an additional 1,000 next-generation Bitmain S19 Pro (110 TH) Antminers for $2.3 million from Bitmain.
Private Swiss Bank Rolls Out New Premium Crypto Trading Service - CoinDesk
Private Swiss bank Maerki Baumann said its new crypto trading service would offer the best trade execution for its clientele.
Crypto-Friendly Arival Bank Is Launching Today for Those Willing to Disclose Their Bags - CoinDesk
After two years of laying groundwork, crypto-friendly Arival Bank is launching in beta Thursday. But there’s a catch: clients must disclose all wallets.
Bitcoin’s Short-Lived Spike; Russia Gets Tougher On Crypto
Bitcoin enjoyed modest gains, but a sustained move above $10,000 remains elusive.
Bitcoin’s Quiet Progress Is Pointing Toward a Better Future - CoinDesk
Noelle Acheson compares the soaring rhetoric of JP Barlow’s Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace with the quiet innovation of Satoshi’s bitcoin.
Crypto Derivatives Exchange OKEx Launches Options on Ether - CoinDesk
Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx rolled out option contracts on Ethereum’s ether (ETH) token on Thursday, ending the Panama-based Deribit’s virtual monopoly in the space.
Coinbase Offers US Feds New Crypto Surveillance Tools - CoinDesk
Coinbase Analytics vaults the massive crypto exchange into a crowded field of blockchain tracing companies all vying for millions of federal dollars.