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Storing Your Crypto: 3 Tips to Make Sure Your Crypto Assets are Secure

“Over the last couple of weeks, the world has watched as the QuadrigaCX crypto exchange unfolded” reports livebitcoinnews.com. Keeping your crypto in an exchange wallet defeats the entire purpose of a decentralized system.Long story short, the exchange lost access to the majority of its assets in cold storage after the founder died unexpectedly. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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Bitcoin News Digest Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bitcoin [BTC] and Ethereum [ETH] brokerage Coinmama hacked; 1.3 million users affected Coinmama, the cryptocurrency brokerage company based in Israel has suffered a major database breach resulting in 1.3 million users’ data being…   Bitcoin SV [BSV] spearhead Craig Wright predicts dire future for altcoin market The Chief Scientist at nChain and spearhead of the Bitcoin SV [BSV] project, Craig Wright has stated, via a tweet, that by June 2020 the Altcoins will…   Why bitcoin’s future is vertical and crypto should give up going horizontal If vertical second-layer expansion…

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Ordinary Stablecoin or XRP Killer? What We Know About JPMorgan Chase’s New Cryptocurrency

“On Feb. 14, United States banking behemoth JPMorgan Chase announced its own cryptocurrency” writes Stephen O’neal for cointelegraph.com. Clients will reportedly be issued the coins after depositing dollars at JPMorgan Chase.It is fair to say that move comes unexpectedly for JPMorgan Chase, whose CEO, Jamie Dimon, is famous within the crypto community for his anti-Bitcoin (BTC) remarks. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Netpay to Integrate Blockchain, Report

“According to the report, Netpay aims to migrate to using blockchain technology in order to reduce its operating costs” reports mybitcoinnews.co. Major international payment solutions company Netpay has reportedly partnered up with an Israeli-based firm to integrate blockchain-based technology in its services.It runs on blockchain technology but it takes advantage of existing institutional remittance infrastructure amid banks such as the networks of SWIFT and SEPA to maintain KYC/AML requirements.Netpay, an international payment processing company, has partnered up with BNC LedgerTech to provide blockchain-based services to its broad user base, according…

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Chinese Crypto Miner Predicts That Bitcoin Could Reach $740K

“Zhu Fa, co-founder of Poolin, a Chinese-based crypto mining pool, predicted that the Bitcoin (BTC) price could hit 5 million Chinese yuan ($738,000 (USD), crypto news outlet 8BTC reported on Feb.11” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. During a blockchain event in April 2018, investment tycoon Tim Draper forecasted that by 2022 the price of Bitcoin could reach $250,000.Earlier today, United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency miner Argo Blockchain announced it was refocusing its business in order to cut costs.Predictions from experts in various aspects of the crypto space have ranged from bullish to…

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Crypto Markets Continue to See Mixed Signals, Dow Jones Up Over 360 Points

“Ethereum (ETH), the top altcoin by market cap, is trading at $122.37 at press time” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. Ripple (XRP), the third top cryptocurrency by market cap, is seeing slight losses today, down 1.38 percent over the past 24 hours.Out of top 20 cryptos by market cap, Maker (MKR) is down the most, with its price tumbling almost 7 percent on the day.Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past 24 hours, and is trading at $3,626 at press time. Source: cointelegraph.com

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SEC Starts Review of NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

“According to the notice, the NYSE Arca exchange filed a rule change proposal to list and trade shares of the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust under its NYSE Arca Rule 8.201-E on Jan. 28” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) started reviewing a rule change proposal for NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) on Feb. 11, according to an official document published today, Feb. 15. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Moscow Blockchain Cluster Needs Intellectual Property Mechanism, Says Expert

“The Moscow-based blockchain innovation cluster needs a mechanism for assessing intellectual property, says the founder of blockchain platform Universa.io, Aleksandr Borodich” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. The plans to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019 were initially announced by the Moscow municipal government earlier in February. Starting this year, the Russian Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Education and Science, (Rosobrnadzor) will also implement blockchain technology in the country’s main graduation examination.Speaking at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Borodich reportedly stated: Earlier this week,…

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Indonesia: New Legislation Recognizes Crypto as Trading Commodity

“Indonesia has introduced new legislation that recognizes Bitcoin (BTC) as a trading commodity, Asia-oriented news outlet KrASIA reported on Feb. 15” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Today, Bappebti reportedly approved regulation No. 5/2019 that recognizes Bitcoin and other digital currencies as a trading commodity.Indonesia’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency, also known as Bappebti, initially signed a decree to make cryptocurrency a commodity future legally tradable on stock exchanges last June.The new policy reportedly outlines a set of requirements in regard to any cryptocurrency circulating in Indonesia. Source: cointelegraph.com

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CME Group CEO Terry Duffy: Government Involvement Key to Crypto’s Success

“Terry Duffy, CEO of leading derivative market CME Group, has said that until governments start to accept cryptocurrencies, it is very difficult for major commercial banks to get involved in the market” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. Duffy outlined a change in JPMorgan Chase’s attitude towards crypto when answering inquiries about institutional demand for Bitcoin.He concluded: “The key to the success of any currency, whether it’s fiat or crypto, is going to be associated with the government.A report released today by digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments reveals that capital…

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