Altcoin News Cryptocurrency News litecoin 

Litecoin Price Spikes Again Ahead of August Halving in 23% Spike News |

Even a tweet of a Litecoin-hating influencer could not stop it from registering its most profitable day in three weeks. The world’s fourth-largest largest cryptocurrency established an intraday top of $95 after ballooning by more than 23 percent in the previous 24 hours. The surge appeared after American football team Miami Dolphins made Litecoin (Ticker: LTC) its official cryptocurrency. The collaboration will allow fans to pay for the team’s 50/50 raffle via Litecoin, and as well via Bitcoin. Litecoin Named Official Cryptocurrency of the @MiamiDolphins 🏈💥https://t.co/1zggMjdEqi pic.twitter.com/QTkEJE2noa — Litecoin Foundation…

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bitcoin Bitcoin Regulation Brian Kelly Cryptocurrency News Libra 

US Might Have Already Lost Crypto Innovation Race

As U.S. lawmakers wrestle with what to do with Facebook’s Libra, they are being forced to confront another digital currency that they’ve been trying to avoid like the plague – bitcoin. Unfortunately, the longer lawmakers wait, the more left behind the U.S. becomes as crypto innovation goes elsewhere. Even Facebook chose Switzerland for its Libra coin. Many thanks to Chair @RepMaxineWaters, Ranking Member @PatrickMcHenry, and the rest of the House Financial Services Committee for devoting so much time to discuss Libra today. We will take the time to get this…

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Altcoin News Cryptocurrency News facebook japan Libra 

Japan Studies Libra as Global Criticism on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Intensifies

When it comes to Facebook’s Libra digital currency not even one of the most crypto-friendly countries in the world is turning a blind eye to social media giant’s cryptocurrency plans and hoping all will work out well magically. Rather, Japan is taking proactive steps to understand Libra’s potential ramifications even before the cryptocurrency has gotten off the ground. According to Reuters, Japan has now set up a working group charged with the responsibility of figuring out the potential impact of Libra on financial regulation, tax payments, financial transactions and monetary…

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Cryptocurrency News germany Libra Mark Zuckerberg U.S. Business News 

Germany’s Finance Chief Joins Slew of Financial Leaders Scoffing at Libra

Germany joined the chorus of countries offering stiff resistance to Libra, Facebook’s new digital coin. German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, expressed concerns about the coin’s consumer privacy issues and potential for disruption. Reuter’s released a report which quoted him saying,  “The issuance of a currency does not belong in the hands of a private company because this is a core element of state sovereignty.” “The euro is and remains the only legal means of payment in the euro area.” Germany Is Not the Only Country Reluctant on Libra The quote…

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Bitcoin Crime bitpoint Cryptocurrency News Exchanges 

Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Admits to 50,000 Victims of $32 Million Hack

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint was hacked last week when hackers stole 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) from the exchange’s hot wallet, of which 2.5 billion yen were customer funds. It has now come to light that around 50,000 of its 110,000-strong customer base were affected by the hack, just days after an operational improvement order, imposed last year, was lifted at the end of June. ¥3.5 billion hacked from Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange https://t.co/zbdqXgFCIO — The Japan Times (@japantimes) July 12, 2019 More details have emerged about the Bitpoint hack The…

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bitcoin Cryptocurrency News Op-ed Steven Mnuchin 

Treasury Secretary Seals Bitcoin’s Impending Death by a Thousand Cuts

Following Donald Trump’s sudden and mysterious tweets regarding bitcoin last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held an unexpected press conference on Monday. He used coded language telegraphing the end of bitcoin and cryptocurrency. The Feds Want to Stop Crimes and Stabilize Markets Steven Mnuchin was not lying when he said that the federal government wants to crack down and stop any criminal activity that uses cryptocurrencies for payment. That’s a high priority for the federal government, especially as it relates to terrorism, the drug trade, and money laundering. The United…

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Altcoin News Cryptocurrency News Ethereum 

Ethereum Price Nosedives 15% in Crypto Market’s $28 Billion Wipeout

Overnight, within merely hours, the valuation of the crypto market dropped by $28 billion as major assets in the likes of Ethereum and Litecoin fell in the range of 11 to 15 percent. Analysts have largely attributed the correction to a technical move given the 200 percent year-to-date gain of bitcoin since January. Market largely oversold, can it recover? Global markets analyst Alex Krüger said on July 12 that while the medium to long term trend of bitcoin remains bullish, a drop in the price of bitcoin below $11,300, which…

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Cryptocurrency News Donald Trump gold Iran U.S. Politics 

Iran Punks Trump With Historic Gold-Backed Crypto Scheme

Days after President Trump slammed bitcoin and the very idea of crypto, geopolitical foe Iran revealed that it is ready to unveil its own gold-backed cryptocurrency. Gold held in reserve by the Middle East country’s central bank will back the value of tokens on the blockchain of Iran’s new central bank “cryptocurrency” – which might be a generous term. The crypto will be mined by a small consortium of private Iranian tech companies. The move could further complicate tensions between the oil-rich country and the United States. News of the…

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Binance Cryptocurrency News dogecoin Guest Contributor Op-ed 

Binance’s Listing of Dogecoin Makes Waves

Dogecoin (DOGE) first gained attention in crypto when Jackson Palmer, a computer programmer, posted the now infamous Shiba Inu dog with the comment, “Pretty sure it’s the next big thing.” The post went viral and caught the eye of programmer Billy Markus who had been working on his own cryptocurrency. Thinking dogecoin could be more than a joke, he teamed up with Palmer to develop the dogecoin cryptocurrency. It bears a similar structure to Bitcoin with a limited coin supply and POW block validation. Despite the original sarcasm behind its…

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china Cryptocurrency News Iran russia U.S. Politics venezuela 

Study Exposes How Russia, Iran, & China Are Weaponizing Crypto

It’s no secret that foes of the United States – including Venezuela, Iran, Russia, and China – are experimenting with cryptocurrency technology as they seek to render their economies immune to crippling US sanctions. However, a new study from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) exposes the lengths to which these rogue nations are willing to go to make this a reality. “For decades, U.S. adversaries have been trying to evade and undermine this power, but there has been no way to conduct significant international commerce without moving through…

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