Monthly Archives: May 2018

Six Japanese Public Companies Announce Plans to Launch Crypto Exchanges

This week, a number of companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange revealed their plans to enter the crypto exchange business. They include one of the most popular budget-managing app operators, an entertainment conglomerate, one of the largest music labels, and a medical corporation. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Money Forward Budget-managing app operator Money Forward Inc (TYO: 3994) made two crypto-related announcements this week. Launched in 2012, the company “has grown rapidly to become one of the hottest financial technology startups, with […]

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The Beyond Bitcoin Show- Episode 8

An outside video in Bergen Norway at 9:30Pm at “night”. Is you first reaction to disaster to ask what the government should do? Get out of that mindset and get into Bitcoin. A house is a painful mirage, you can’t touch/feel Bitcoin but that is a strength. Don’t be impulsive. Avoid materialistic status influenced decisions. CORRECTION- I will be in OSLO from JUNE 4 until the 8th! AirBnB I am at in Bergen- https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/24109991 Tuesday Meetup in Bergen Norway- https://www.meetup.com/Bergen-Bitcoin-Meetup/events/251047632/ BITCOINMEISTER JULY in ALBERTA! July 9 and […]

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331 High-Income Traders Declared Crypto Profits in Japan

The Japanese tax authority has for the first time revealed the number of high-income taxpayers who declared cryptocurrency profits in the year 2017. Out of the total number of taxpayers with miscellaneous income of 100 million yen or more, excluding public pension, 60% of them reported income from crypto transactions. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Declaring Crypto Income The Japanese National Tax Agency announced on Friday the number of people with 100 million yen (~US$914,000) or more miscellaneous income that includes income from […]

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BlockShow Europe 2018 welcomes Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales

After an eventful two months of hosting blockchain meetups across Europe, Blockshow is bringing their journey to a close with the featured conference, BlockShow Europe 2018. For the main conference in Berlin (May 28-29), over 80 blockchain experts will share insights from their expertise on a wide range of blockchain and crypto related topics. The meetups that spanned across Europe were met with great success and featured many amazing keynote speakers and networking opportunities for attendees. In total, BlockShow held eight meetups in cities ranging from Paris […]

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Bchpls.io Enables Free Bitcoin Cash Point-of-Sale Platform

There’s a new Point-of-Sale (PoS) service the Bitcoin Cash community has been talking about called, Bchpls.io, an app that enables any brick n’ mortar merchant to accept BCH with just two devices by providing a customer screen, and a cashier view. Bchpls is currently in open beta which means the public can test the software at their own discretion, so news.Bitcoin.com decided to test the program’s feature services. Also read: Chinese Exchange Launching Southeast Asian Crypto Trading Hub Giving the New PoS System Bchpls.io a Test Run This […]

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Wendy McElroy: The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 3: Decentralization Chapter 8, Part 3 The Centralization of Crypto and the Banality of Evil First we must realize that all actions are performed by individuals… If we scrutinize the meaning of the various actions performed by individuals we must necessarily learn everything about the actions of the collective whole. For a social collective has no existence and reality outside of the individual members’ actions. –Ludwig von Mises In 1963, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote a book […]

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Markets Update: Bear Market Adds Cryptocurrency Trading Uncertainty

Cryptocurrency markets have had a rough week over the last seven days as many digital assets lost quite a bit of value most had gained two weeks prior. Currently, markets are seemingly consolidating and have remained somewhat stable over the last 24-hours. At the moment Bitcoin Core (BTC) values have been hovering around $7,470-7,560 during the last few hours. Meanwhile, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) prices are steadily holding just above the $1K region at $1,038 per BCH at the time of publication. Also Read: Bank in Argentina Launches BTC […]

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CryptoKitties Charity Raises $15,000 for Children’s Hostpital

The charity initiative Kitties for A Cause was launched by Bella’s Kitty den in April 2018 and raised 21.6 ether tokens along with $180 in direct fiat donations. The ether tokens were worth approximately $15,000 at the time of fundraising, which was done mostly by hosting a CryptoKitty auction through the marketplace. A total of 370 kitties were donated to the BKD marketplace for users to bid on and the funds were raised for Seattle Children’s Hospital. The people behind Bella’s Kitty Den are 10-year-old CryptoKitties fan Bella and […]

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Spending Bitcoin in Europe Is Getting Easier Thanks to Wirex and Paytomat

European cryptocurrency holders have reason to be cheerful. Slowly but surely it’s becoming easier to spend BTC, BCH, and a range of other cryptos throughout the continent, with payment services like Wirex and Paytomat leading the charge. It’s now possible to spend bitcoin in hundreds of restaurants and stores throughout Eastern Europe, as well as anywhere that accepts Visa in the whole of mainland Europe and the UK. Also read: SA Central Bank Comes Up With Another Nickname for Cryptos – “Cyber Tokens” Wirex Rolls Out Its New […]

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Crypto Headlines for the Weekend May.26

Bitcoin just hit a six-week low as the US launches crypto trading investigation Bitcoin’s price plummeted by over $1,000 this week, and it’s speculated that the US Department of Justice’s investigation into cryptocurrency manipulation is part of it. The DoJ is investigating the practice of spoofing, in which traders influence the price of cryptocurrencies by opening fake orders designed to trick others into buying or selling. It is not clear, however, if the sell-off in the cryptocurrency market is directly related to this investigation. The market bottomed […]

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