Bitcoin.com’s Local Bitcoin Cash Marketplace Gathers Thousands of Pre-Launch Signups

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On June 4, Bitcoin.com is gearing up to launch our peer-to-peer trading platform Local.Bitcoin.com. After the exchange was announced, the public were invited to create their accounts and place orders. So far the exchange has seen a huge swarm of interest, with over 4,500 signups to date. Also read: Bitcoin.com Celebrates 4 Million Wallets Created…

Renewed Market Growth Has Sparked Demand for Crypto-Backed Loans

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With cryptocurrency markets back to life, hodling sounds like a smart strategy once again. Cryptocurrency owners are now more likely to pledge coins to borrow fiat if they need it, rather than sell their appreciating digital assets. The spread of crypto-backed loans could also be a good indicator of investor sentiment. According to a source…

Putting an End to the Bitcoin Store of Value Fallacy

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Over the last few years, many have claimed that bitcoin core (BTC) has turned into, or will soon become, a store of value (SoV). Proponents of the BTC-based SoV theory seem to think that money can somehow store value and if it’s held long enough, the price will be higher or predictably useful when spent…

Survey Shows South Koreans Increased Crypto Holdings by 64% Last Year

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Over the last few years, South Korea has become a hotspot for cryptocurrencies and the region captures a large amount of the world’s digital asset trade volume. A survey published on April 20 by the Korea Financial Investment Association shows that the average South Korean cryptocurrency trader has increased their crypto holdings by 64.2% over…

Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter

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Over the last few weeks, bitcoin cash (BCH) and the network itself have been shining brightly after a year of bearish sentiment and the blockchain split last November. Most notably, this month BCH has shown a significant increase in daily transactions, the price has doubled, and today the network has produced the second highest value…

Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

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On Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins…

Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

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On Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2 Months Goldman Sachs-Backed Crypto Exchange…

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

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U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More…

Acquiring Crypto: Simple Steps to Buying Your First Bitcoin

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There’s a good chance you’ve talked to a friend about Bitcoin. Or maybe heard about this “crazy digital currency” in the news, but haven’t tried to obtain any because you think it might be difficult. These days, acquiring cryptocurrency is actually very easy, with various avenues you can take to purchase your first coins. Also…

2018’s Top Cryptocurrencies Ranked by Github Activity

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Over the past 12 months, digital asset values have dropped considerably, but behind the scenes cryptocurrency development has increased. Research from data collection websites that track the amount of Github activity taking place in cryptocurrency repositories shows blockchain development is continuing to grow. Also Read: The Cashaccount.info Platform Tethers Names to Bitcoin Cash Addresses Cryptocurrency Github…