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Burj Khalifa’s Developer Now Accepts Bitcoin, Report Says

“Emaar Properties, which is the biggest property development company outside of China has been reported to accept Bitcoin” reports mybitcoinnews.co. The biggest property development company in the world outside of China is reportedly allowing its clients to buy properties using both Bitcoin and Ethereum.Emaar managed to hand over more than 51,800 residential units in 2018 throughout the entire world. Source: mybitcoinnews.co

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

“The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay” reports bitcointoday.club. We speak our clients’ language and now accept payment in their preferred currency.” What do you think about law firms accepting bitcoin payments?. Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium.Also Read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay Atrium, a legal services…

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Bitcoin Again Tests $4K Amidst Anticipation of US and China Trade Deal Finalization

“Ethereum (ETH), the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is up about 3.5 percent, approaching $150” writes Helen Partz for cointelegraph.com. U.S. gold futures increased by 0.3 percent to $1,326.1 an ounce.Tuesday, Feb. 19: crypto markets have continued gaining momentum, with all of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing green and Bitcoin (BTC) testing $4,000 again, according to CoinMarketCap.Daily trade volume has continued gaining momentum, currently seeing a slight decline from $36 billion to $35 billion.As the U.S. dollar reportedly weakened on anticipation of the U.S. and China trade…

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Bitcoin News Digest Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bitcoin Again Tests $4K Amidst Anticipation of US and China Trade Deal Finalization Crypto markets have continued gaining momentum, with all top 20 coins in green and Bitcoin testing $4,000.   Bitcoin trades at 5-1/2 week high near $4,000 Bitcoin prices moved higher on Tuesday, extending the hot streak, which has seen the best-known cryptocurrency log four successive winning sessions reaching its highest level in nearly six weeks.   Bitcoin price: is the cryptocurrency heading for a bull run? J.P. Morgan’s new virtual coin appears to be reigniting investors’ faith…

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‘Japanese Amazon’ Rakuten Tries Hand on Crypto

“A big Japanese e-commerce company, dubbed the Amazon of Japan, Rakuten, released a statement about their plans on making Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency as form of payment processor” reports livebitcoinnews.com. Actually, it’s not the first time that Rakuten has gotten interested in offering Cryptocurrency as an option for payment.Rakuten Pay, the app platform, is expected to release a new version in the next 4 weeks, attached with a Cryptocurrency payment choice, alongside cash.It also showed optimism for Cryptocurrency capitalists willing to know about the effect of Rakuten’s offering for Bitcoin…

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Report: Bitmain IPO Document Reportedly Reveals $500 Million Q3 Losses

“Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Bitmain could have made losses of around $500 million in Q3 last year, industry magazine CoinDesk reported on Feb. 19, citing a company document” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. The company also released its new Bitcoin mining hardware chip this week.If the information is correct, the assumption is that Q3 cost Bitmain $500 million in losses, corroborating a widely-held theory that the accelerating Bitcoin bear market late last year took a serious toll on the mining sector. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Bitcoin Forms Green Candle on Monthly Chart After 6 Months

“As of the time of this writing, Bitcoin is on an up trend, trading at $3,828.50, marking a 2.29% change in 24 hours” reports livebitcoinnews.com. Among the top ten digital assets, Ethereum (ETH) has posted the biggest gain, seeing a 10.41% 24-hour change, trading at 139.14 to the US dollar.The upward movement has seen its market capitalization grow from USD $64 Trillion to $USD 65.9 Trillion, owning 52.14% of the total cryptocurrency market cap.Ethereum is followed by Bitcoin Cash (BCH) with 6.68% growth, and EOS (EOS) recording a 4.34% increase.Bitcoin’s…

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Alleged Bitcoin Mining Scam Reported in Thailand

“Victims of an alleged cryptocurrency mining scam have filed claims against the suspected perpetrator with the Technology Crime Suppression Division in Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports on Feb. 18” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. One affected individual told the Bangkok Post “But from August the owner began imposing conditions for withdrawing the money.The Bitcoin (BTC) mining contracts offered by the company reportedly ranged from three months to a lifetime.Local authorities reportedly suspect that a total of 140 individuals were affected by the scam.Per the report, 30 people have filed a…

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Blockstream Publishes Schnorr-Based Test Code for Bitcoin Blockchain Upgrade

“The Schnorr-based multi-signature scheme MuSig, a test code for a potential upgrade to the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, has been released by blockchain tech firm Blockstream, according to an announcement published on Feb. 18” writes Ana Alexandre for cointelegraph.com. Last January, four Bitcoin developers released a paper outlining how Schnorr multi-signatures (‘multisig’) could help scale the Bitcoin blockchain, saying that the technology could reduce its transaction size and “improve both performance and user privacy in Bitcoin”. Source: cointelegraph.com

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CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz Suggests Creation of Crypto Self-Regulatory Organization

“United States Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner Brian Quintenz has suggested that participants in the cryptocurrency industry should create a self-regulatory structure” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce, who was also a speaker at the panel, reiterated how confusing the current regulation of the crypto industry is.Still, the CFTC commissioner also pointed out that “a self-regulatory organization is specifically chartered by Congress through the law,” while this would only be a mutual association of private companies participating in the industry. Source: cointelegraph.com

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