5 things to be aware of before investing in a new cryptocurrency

    As the blockchain and crypto space continues to grow and thrive, the industry has become increasingly mainstream and piqued the interest of many first-time investors. As the industry is still very much in its nascent stages, people getting involved with cryptocurrency investing often have little to no knowledge of the space and the challenges involved.   Although the industry holds so much potential and there are many exciting projects emerging on an almost daily basis, on the flipside, there is also a large number of projects that won’t…

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Swiss Bourse to launch Crypto Exchange this year

The News that SIX, owner and operator of the Swiss stock exchange is launching its own fully-regulated cryptocurrency platform is very positive and indicative that cryptocurrency has its place in the new digital economy.       Even though the cryptocurrency market has shown much volatility in 2018, the market cap is significantly up from a year ago.  As SIX CEO Jos Dijsselhos said “It is abundantly clear that much of what is going on in the digital space is here to stay”   Off the back of this exciting…

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Crypto Lawyer: Binance hack reveals imminent system-wide Bitcoin failure

  Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT): “White Hat” crypto lawyer Dr. Jonathan Levy predicts the recent Binance exchange disruption is a symptom of a larger imminent system-wide failure in the integrity of the Bitcoin blockchain.     According to Dr. Levy, the situation is critical because crypto exchanges have for years been routinely accepting deposits from professional crypto laundering outfits like Bitblender.io while providing no relief to the victims of crypto hacks, extortion, and ransomware. According to Dr. Levy: “The Bitcoin blockchain is being misused by cybercriminals to…

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Essential Tools for the Crypto / Bitcoin Trader

In search of the Crypto Moon More than 800 currencies and 5000 exchanges makes the crypto trading world a minefield for the new and even the experienced trader. In this article we aim to give you a handy reference guide of resources that will help you to navigate these treacherous waters.   Information: Information is the chief currency of the trader without quality information a trader does not have anything to work with and the right information that the right time can make a trader a fortune. There is a…

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Bermuda’s Virtual Currency Business Act passes through the House of Commons, UK

Late last Friday, April 27th, Bermuda’s Virtual Currency Business Act passed through the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. This week, the bill will go through the Senate and should the bill pass, it will be the most comprehensive regulation of its kind, covering the issuing, selling or redeeming tokens and cryptocurrencies, ICOs, crypto exchanges, crypto wallets and other crypto service vendors.     Joseph Weinberg, OECD Think Tank Special advisor and Chairman of Shyft, a blockchain KYC/AML solution, and Loretta Joseph, OECD Think Tank Leader, Shyft advisor and…

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Two Indian Bitcoin Exchanges shut down blaming Government

  According to the Economic Times in India, Crypto exchanges BTCXIndia and ETHEXIndia have informed their customers via email that they are stopping trading activities.     The exchanges cited the “stress” on their business caused by governmental actions discouraging bitcoin and crypto.   BTCXIndia customers are told they have until March 4, 2018 to withdraw their funds in either Bitcoin(BTC), Ripple (XRP), or the rupee (INR) before an annual wallet maintenance fee is applied. The exchange’s Ripple/INR trading will be halted on March 5.     There is no…

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