Venezuela’s Supreme Court Orders Payment in National Cryptocurrency

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Venezuela’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice has ordered a compensation payment of 266 petros, the country’s national cryptocurrency, in a workplace injury case. Meanwhile, the Venezuelan government has launched the petro savings plan, backed by 4 million of the digital currency. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Venezuela’s Supreme Court Recognizes Petro The…

Turkish Police Detain 11 Suspects in Bitcoin Theft Case

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The cybercrime unit of the Turkish police has detained 11 people suspected of hacking into emails, user accounts and cryptocurrency wallets. The operation was launched after law enforcement received a number of complaints from victims who lost digital cash.   Also read: Church Mining Cryptocurrency to Pay Higher Electricity Rates               Hackers Steal $80,000 Worth of…

Top Three South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges Expand Overseas

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Three of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges are expanding overseas. Upbit has launched a Singaporean crypto exchange with 156 coins and 221 trading pairs. Coinone has established a crypto exchange in Malta while Bithumb is planning to launch a security token platform in the U.S. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bithumb to…

China Updates Crypto Ranking, Downgrades BTC Further

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China’s Center for Information Industry Development has updated its ranking of 33 crypto projects, evaluated in three separate categories as well as overall. BTC has been downgraded further since the center’s previous update while EOS and Ethereum still top the overall ranking. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Ranking The China…

Korean Court Rules in Favor of Cryptocurrency Exchange Against Bank

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A South Korean district court has ruled that Nonghyup Bank, a major bank in the country, cannot block transactions to the account of cryptocurrency exchange Coinis based solely on the government’s anti-money laundering guidelines. This is reportedly the first time a Korean crypto exchange has taken legal action against a bank for blocking its transactions.…

South Korea Cracks Down on Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Funds

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South Korean financial regulators are cracking down on unauthorized cryptocurrency funds. In particular, one crypto fund launched by a local exchange is reportedly being investigated. The exchange claims no wrongdoing as its token activities were carried out overseas, but has promptly canceled its plan to launch a second fund. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into…

The New Effort to Get Bitcoin's Lightning Network In Every Browser

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Devs are looking to make bitcoin’s layer-two lightning network compatible with a payment standard used by all major browsers – and so far, so good.

Bitstamp Confirms Acquisition by South Korean Company

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Bitstamp has confirmed that it has been acquired by a European subsidiary of a South Korean corporation. Nejc Kodrič will remain the CEO of the exchange. The Korean group also owns gaming giant Nexon and Korbit, the country’s fourth largest crypto exchange. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Bitstamp Acquired The oldest…

Mastercard Files Patent to Centralize Cryptocurrency Transactions, Calls out Bitcoin’s Wait Times

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The “bankization” of cryptocurrencies seems inevitable, as a slew of traditional players enters the crypto-finance market. In the latest development, U.S. payments processor Mastercard filed a patent applying the concept of fractional reserve banking to cryptocurrency payments. Mastercard Looks Towards Crypto-Finance Published on Oct. 25 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the application details…