Surveys: 1 in 4 Millennials Want to Invest in Crypto, 3% of China Already Has

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In recent cryptocurrency surveys, a poll of 100,000 Chinese citizens has found that 3% have invested in cryptocurrencies, and a survey conducted by Circle has found that a quarter of millennials would like to invest in crypto assets in the next 12 months. In addition, a survey by UK-based Rathbone Investment Management has found that…

Here We Go Again — Crypto-Community to Deal With Another Foundation

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This weekend a new organization was announced at Baltic Honey Badger bitcoin conference called the ‘B Foundation.’ At the event, Satoshi Labs co-founder Alena Vranova divulged the information of a new foundation that will have a mix of “charitable and commercial” efforts. Also read: The Bitcoin Files Protocol Provides a BCH Secured File Storage System The…

Steve Hanke: Central Banks Fuel Wealth Loss and Inflation – The World Needs Less of Them

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Respected economist Professor Steve Hanke has chanted down central banks. While Hanke doesn’t tout cryptocurrency as an alternative, he does say that the world needs fewer central banks because these government-controlled entities are messing up economies and abusing monetary policy, while fueling inflation and loss of wealth. Also read: Ex-Liberia Central Bank Chief Under Probe For…

US Representatives ‘Urge’ the IRS to Clarify Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance

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On Wednesday September 19, a committee of US bureaucrats sent an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in regard to the way cryptocurrencies are taxed. The representatives’ letter directed towards IRS commissioner David Kautter wants the taxation office to publish provisional guidelines on how digital currency transactions and investments should be handled when US…

Brazil’s Biggest Banks Under Investigation For Monopoly In Cryptocurrency Trade

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Some of Brazil’s biggest banks have come under investigation for alleged monopolistic tendencies in the trade of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The Administrative Council for Economic Defense, a transparency and competition body, accuses the financial institutions shutting down accounts of brokers trading cryptocurrency without merit. Also read: Zimbabwe’s Golix Battles To Grow Volume After Breaking Into…

Security Specialist Wizsec Gives Insight on the Billion Dollar BTC Wallet

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The bitcoin security specialists Wizsec has recently explained to the public that the wallet that held more than 111,000 BTC did not derive from the Silk Road marketplace, and it’s also not one of the Mt Gox wallets. Further Wizsec detailed today that a recent article had quoted the organization by cherry-picking quotes which in…

Gemini Dollar Code Review Reveals the Stablecoin’s Accounts Can Be Frozen

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This week a blockchain researcher named Alex Lebed published a code review on the new stablecoin, the gemini dollar, created by the Gemini Trust cryptocurrency firm. According to Lebed’s study, gemini dollar accounts can be frozen by the exchange, and the tokens can be turned into non-transferable assets. Also read: Markets Update: Short Term Recovery – Is…

Poor Internet Access Could Slow Down Cryptocurrency Growth In Africa

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Africa is often lauded as the next big thing for cryptocurrency adoption and development. But could poor internet access and connectivity slow down progress? A new report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) shows that it will cost $450 billion to connect 1.5 billion people – most of them in Africa – to the internet.…

With Bitcoin Cash, A Namibian Conservationist Hopes To Save Endangered African Wild Dog

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In Namibia, the African wild dog population has been decimated to near extinction. But one wildlife lover is trying to stop all that. And bitcoin cash (BCH) is her gateway. Also read: Kucoin Expands Into Australia After $3m Bitcoin Australia Deal Leroux Gets First BCH Transfer In Namibian Wild Nadja Leroux, a Namibian wildlife conservationist looking…

India Small Town Layman Falls For A Conman: First MLM, Then Wallet Theft

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The growing incidence of bitcoin multi-level marketing (MLM) scams in countries like India is a two-pronged wake-up call. First, has a small town investor become more gullible than ever? Second, and more scary, is bitcoin – with all its complexity and novelty mixed with explosive growth – making it easy for vampires to confuse newborns?…