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Bitcoin Increases Minutes After China Announces Extra Tariffs on United States
Bitcoin began an impressive price surge minutes after China announced that it would slap additional tariffs on US goods. Beijing said late Friday that it would increase taxes on $70 billion worth of US imports of between 5 and 10 percent. That progressed its already worsening trade dispute with Washington which last week had announced…
Goldman Sachs Forecasts US-China Trade War to Continue into 2020, Will It Benefit Bitcoin?
Economists at global investment bank Goldman Sachs believe there to be no end in sight to the ongoing US-China trade war. Although damaging to economic interests in both nations, the lack of resolution may well be bullish for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency has historically performed well at times of heightened geopolitical tension. This is due to…
Altcoin Crypto Trading Axed For Americans as Bittrex Follows Binance
News that the world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, Binance, has curtailed services to US customers sent shockwaves across the crypto community yesterday. Today it is the turn of Bittrex which has followed suit by announcing that certain markets will no longer be accessible to US clients. Crypto Assets Moving to Bittrex International In…
Regardless Of Crypto Winter Season, United States Bitcoin Awareness, Understanding, and Understanding Increased “Considerably” Given That 2017
Research suggests that Bitcoin is more fully understood and accepted today across US society than it was at the height of the bull market of 2017. According to a recent study, young adults are way ahead of other demographics with regards awareness, familiarity, perception, and likelihood to buy Bitcoin in the future. Blockchain Capital recently…
Crypto Community Requirements to Progress as Coinbase Censors Accounts
The entire premise set in motion by Satoshi Nakamoto ten years ago was one of a decentralized peer to peer currency beyond the control of governments, banks and mega corporations. Fast forward to 2019 and we have yet to achieve that goal as banks are still controlling the inflow and outflow of fiat to crypto,…
No, Federal governments Can’t do a Much Better Task Establishing Crypto
Would a state-backed cryptocurrency be better than its decentralized counterpart? International media has already rolled out their opinions on the matter. It’s a YES-IT-CAN. The opinions find their inspirations in comments made by Christine Lagarde last week. The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that a government-backed cryptocurrency would eliminate the issues of trust that…
SEC Orders Airfox and Paragon to Return Tens of millions to Traders on ICO Registration Violations
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges against two cryptocurrency companies which were accused of violating ICO securities offering registration rules. Both firms, Carrier EQ (Airfox) and Paragon Coin sold digital tokens in ICOs in 2017 after the regulator’s official stance on the ICO. Some crypto fundraisers can be considered securities offerings, according to…
U.S. Midterms: Bitcoin-Friendly Politicians Chosen in Colorado, California
To many crypto savants, the modern political scene, which promotes centralization and censorship in some cases, is far from a topic of importance. But, as Tuesday’s U.S. midterm poll results have started to roll in, the ears of cryptocurrency enthusiasts have metaphorically perked up, as it was unexpectedly divulged that pro-Bitcoin/crypto politicians have been sworn into…
FCC Chairman Confesses Old-fashioned Policy May Hurt Emerging Blockchain Innovation
Aijt Pai, U.S. FCC Chair, has said it’s a challenge to level the playing field between emerging technologies, including blockchain, and not disadvantage any of them. US Telecoms Regulator Studies How to Evolve Blockchain The chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – the government agency in charge of regulating radio, television, wire, satellite, and…
SEC Develops FinHub to Engage Public on Cryptocurrencies
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to promote public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives, including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches FinHub Portal in Connection with the Issuance of Its DAO Report FinHub, which replaces several internal working groups at…