Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

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While the major banks are taking their time with offering OTC crypto trading, new entrants to the space are stepping up to fill the void. Social investing platform Etoro, which focuses mainly on retail traders, is now expanding into the institutional segment with a new cryptocurrency offering. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: An End…

Russians To Mine Bitcoin Close to a NATO Exercise in Norway

Russians To Mine Bitcoin Close to a NATO Exercise in Norway

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A serious Russian investment in a new mining facility in Norway has sparked questions – why here, why now? Russians are throwing a billion kroner into a project to install thousands of powerful computers mere kilometers from the scene of a large NATO exercise. The construction of the farm is expected to begin this summer,…

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

Putin: Cryptocurrency Has Its Place, No State Can Have Own Crypto

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Cryptocurrency has its place in the world and Russia should carefully consider when and how to take part in the process of its development, Vladimir Putin said in his annual Q&A session with Russian citizens. The president noted that “by definition” neither Russia, nor any other country could have a national cryptocurrency. Putin also mentioned the…

Ethereum Parity Full Nodes Suffer from Another Critical Issue

Ethereum Parity Full Nodes Suffer from Another Critical Issue

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On June 6 the company Parity Technologies, the firm that maintains the Ethereum Parity full node client, issued a mandatory update for individuals and businesses who use the Parity software. According to the latest security alert, the client versions, 1.10.6-stable and 1.11.1-beta, had a consensus issue with the public test network Ropsten that could possibly…

India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount

India Rejects Venezuelan Crypto Despite 30% Discount

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The government of India has formally rejected Venezuela’s state-backed cryptocurrency, the petro, despite an attempt to entice India with a 30% discount. Dependent on the Latin American country’s oil, a steady, uninterrupted supply is key to growing one of the world’s most populous nations. Venezuela is in the midst of dramatically bad economic fortune compounded…

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

Ripple Wants People to Stop Calling Its Coin ‘Ripple’

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What’s the difference between Ripple the company and ripple (XRP) the cryptocurrency? Many people would assert “Not a lot” given that the former owns most of the latter and its founders were responsible for creating ripple in the first place. Ripple the company has other ideas though, and is on a mission to separate the…

Prague Subway System Now Has Ten New Bitcoin ATMs

Prague Subway System Now Has Ten New Bitcoin ATMs

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One of the largest Bitcoin ATM manufacturers in the world, General Bytes, has recently installed ten new cryptocurrency ATMs throughout the Prague subway in the Czech Republic. Now commuters riding the Prague Metro can purchase digital assets at various locations spread out across the fifth busiest metro system in Europe. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance…

Bitgrail Exchange Ordered Down Indefinitely as Italian Court Upholds Halt

Bitgrail Exchange Ordered Down Indefinitely as Italian Court Upholds Halt

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Earlier this month, Bitgrail’s principal Franceso Firano attempted to reopen the Italian cryptocurrency exchange after $170 million in losses and during their legal sorting out. An inside job or software hack, that hasn’t had an official determination, and fingers are still pointing between the exchange’s charismatic operator and crypto devs. International heavy law firm Bonelli…

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens”

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Cryptocurrencies don’t meet the requirements of money, according to the South African Reserve Bank which has decided to call them by a different name. It’s one that does not imply either currency or cryptography. “We prefer to use the word ‘cyber-token’,” said a high-ranking official of the central bank in Pretoria, adding another entry into…

Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

Czech Utility Company Introduces Crypto Payments

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One of the largest energy suppliers in the Czech Republic has recently announced plans to start accepting cryptocurrency from its customers. The bitcoin payment option should be available as early as next month, its management said. The company is about to join a growing number of Czech businesses processing crypto payments by introducing them to…