Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

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Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion of SHA-256 hashrate have been recently setting up shop in Sichuan. During the wet season…

Number of Chinese Crypto Lawsuits Doubles in 2018

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According to China Judgements Online, a database of Chinese court documents, half of all lawsuits pertaining to cryptocurrencies were filed last year, highlighting an increase in fraudulent activity despite China’s regulatory crackdown. The database indicates that at least 202 cryptocurrency scams were promoted via more than 3,000 different platforms. Also Read: Indian Central Bank’s Report Shows…

Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchange to Relaunch as Part of Huobi After Buyout

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A regulated Japanese cryptocurrency exchange is shutting down to relaunch as part of the Huobi family. The new exchange will support six cryptocurrencies and 11 trading pairs. Existing Bittrade customers need to open new accounts, complete KYC verification, and transfer their assets to the new platform. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls…

Grant Thornton Attests USDC Is Backed by Fiat, Huobi Sets Up Communist Party Branch

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In exchange news, we look at a major accounting firm’s attestation that all USDC tokens issued by Circle are fully backed by fiat dollars. We also focus on a Huobi Group subsidiary that has set up a Chinese Communist Party branch, as well as Bakkt, which has listed the reasons behind its move into bitcoin.…

Crypto Hangover Hits Nvidia as Chip Sales Plunge With Bitcoin Prices

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After a stellar rise in business over the last year due to the cryptocurrency boom, chipmaker Nvidia’s optimistic figures for graphics card demand in 2018 has drastically fallen short of expectations, with share prices falling by 17 percent on the back of millions of unsold chips. Falling Crypto Frenzy Takes Down Chipmakers As reported by…

China’s Central Bank Calls for More Government Oversight on Blockchain

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China’s central bank the People’s Bank of China (PBC) encouraged the government to increase supervision of blockchain-related ventures in a working paper released on Tuesday, warning that “bubbles were apparent,” according to Reuters. “China to Strengthen Supervision on Blockchain-Related Financing, Investment” by REUTERS via NYT https://t.co/A9MGNo1Z9d #crypto #blockchain — ACO (@altcoinore) November 6, 2018 ‘Cannot…

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…

What China's Cashless Revolution Can Teach the West About Crypto

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China appears to have achieved the crypto community’s dream of a new internet of value, without blockchain. But there’s more than meets than eye here.

People’s Bank of China Recommends Yuan-Pegged Stablecoin

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An independent researcher from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) argued that China must increase its research efforts in the stablecoin space and support upcoming companies that are exploring a yuan-pegged cryptocurrency. YuanCoin to Arrive? The views were written in an op-ed piece published on Oct. 9 by CN Finance, a magazine wholly-owned by PBoC,…