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Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”

Xiao Lei, a Chinese financial analyst, has published an article that seeks to argue that the spheres of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are increasingly becoming a battleground in “a new currency” war between China and the United States. Despite some bitcoin users describing Lei’s views as conspiratorial, the article has garnered significant attention after becoming recommended […]

Julian Assange Thanks U.S. Government for 50,000% Gains on Wikileaks’ Bitcoin Holdings

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has posted a tweet thanking United States government officials and the financial institutions that refused services to Wikileaks for driving them to invest in bitcoin during 2010. Assange’s tweet indicates that Wikileaks’ bitcoin holdings have seen gains of over 50,000%. Also Read: Your Bitcoins Open to CIA and Criminals, Heed […]

Greek Court Supports Extradition of Former BTC-E Operator Alexander Vinnik

A Greek court has ruled in favor of extraditing the alleged former operator of BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, to the United States. Vinnik was arrested by authorities late July 2017, and stands accused of masterminding a $4 billion money-laundering ring through the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e. Also Read: BTC-E Rebrands to Wex Exchange — Claims to Be AML/KYC […]

Bitpay Sprints Towards Processing $1B Bitcoin Payments Annually

The global bitcoin payment service provider, Bitpay, has released a progress report that details the company’s payment volume has grown exponentially this year by 328 percent. The Atlanta-based company founded in 2011 says it’s steadily approaching US$1B in bitcoin payments processed annually. Also read: Goldman Sachs Contemplates Creating a New Bitcoin Trading Operation Bitpay’s Payment Volume […]

U.S. Pressures BTC-e Exchange as They Plan to Distribute Funds Next Month

Last week the Russian bitcoin exchange, BTC-e, told the public about the trading platform’s plan to repay customers. Now the exchange is back and says there will be a full update come August 30 and the organization will follow with daily announcements. Further, BTC-e answered multiple questions from customers who want access to their funds. […]

After FBI Takedown: BTC-e Exchange Says They Still Possess Databases and Wallets

According to a new post on the forum Bitcointalk, the now defunct BTC-e exchange says it has control over some its servers and bitcoin wallets. At the moment, operators of the trading platform detail they are evaluating the balances. Also read: Segwit2x and the Tale of Three Bitcoins BTC-e Reveals They Are Assessing Wallets and Balances […]

BTC-e Domain Seizure by U.S. Law Enforcement Sparks Jurisdiction Questions

On July 28, 2017, the bitcoin-exchange BTC-e domain was seized by six U.S. law enforcement agencies including the Secret Service. Many international bitcoin proponents are questioning why the U.S. is claiming jurisdiction over an exchange registered in another country. Also Read: BTC-e Operator Indicted and Connected With Missing Mt Gox Funds BTC-e Domain Seized by […]

BTC-e Operator Indicted and Connected With Missing Mt Gox Funds

According to a report revealed by the U.S. Department of Justice, formal charges against Alexander Vinnik are waiting for him on American soil. It seems Vinnik has many money laundering related charges against him and the exchange he allegedly operated — the long standing bitcoin exchange called BTC-e. Also Read: Greek Authorities Arrest Suspected BTC-e Mastermind  ‘BTC-e […]

U.S. Congressman Says ‘Digital Currencies Are Not Compliant’

On July 8 the Financial Services Committee for the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing concerning digital currencies. The meeting discussed the implications of virtual currencies in regards to financial innovation and national security. During the event, the Republican Texas Congressman Roger Williams asked for increased digital currency regulation to fend off terrorist funding […]

Indospace Allows Cannabis Merchants to Accept Bitcoin Effortlessly

This week Bitcoin.com spoke with Justin Nahin, the founder of Indospace, a payment platform startup connecting cannabis dispensaries with bitcoin. Also read: Bitcoin Price Skyrockets — Touches $2860 Across Global Exchanges Indospace.io is the first online payment solution that incorporates a dispensary’s updated menu with a bitcoin checkout. The company is a white label bitcoin payment platform that […]

State of Montana Funds Bitcoin Mine to Bolster Local Jobs

This week Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock announced the distribution of $1,124,030 in economic development grants that will be given to local businesses within the region. What’s interesting about the job initiative is the $416,000 of stimulus funding that will go to a bitcoin mining data center in Missoula County, called “Project Spokane.” Also read: Bitcoin: […]

U.S. And Japanese Bitcoin Trading Volumes Go Head to Head

While people are watching bitcoin’s successful price upswing many are wondering — Where’s all the money coming from? Also read: Bitcoin Price Goes Full Throttle Blasting Past $1500 USD, JPY, and CNY Markets Dominate Bitcoin Trade Volume Bitcoin markets have been wild lately with massive trading volume as the price is higher than it’s ever been before. […]

Marco Santori – Bitcoin Law In The U.S., Part I

Marco Santori – Bitcoin Law In The U.S., Part I: Marco Santori, Chairman of Bitcoin Foundation (@BTCFoundation)’s Regulatory Affairs Committee, gives a basic primer on the state of US law as it applies to digital currency entrepreneurs.  Excerpts of the post on Coindesk: “If the last few months have taught us anything, it is that there […]

Lex Technologia – Why Bitcoin Isn’t A Security Under Federal Securities Law

Lex Technologia – Why Bitcoin Isn’t A Security Under Federal Securities Law: John William Nelson (@nelsonjohnw) writes on where law and technology intersect in the blog Lex Technologia.  His post helps to answer the question as to whether or not secur…