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Wyoming Looks Determined to Legalize Bitcoin as Money

Wyoming is introducing a bill that will put cryptocurrency like Bitcoin on the same legal footing as money. The bill will also provide a precise classification of digital assets, especially for custody administration. Cryptocurrency to Have the Same Legal Status as Money Sponsored by Sen.…

Gov’t Shutdown Freezes SEC Activity, But Bitcoin ETF Date Unaffected

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has frozen all pending administrative proceedings due to the government shutdown. According to a legal expert, however, the Commission is not allowed, by law, to delay the decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF past its current deadline.  No More…

ShapeShift Aided 60 Law Enforcement Inquiries in 2018, Erik Voorhees Reveals

It seems like ShapeShift has done exactly as its name suggests, changing form almost beyond recognition. Founder, CEO, and no fan of the SEC, Erik Voorhees’ exchange once existed without accounts. Now they have full KYC and hand over customer data upon request. ShapeShift Shocked…

Bitcoin Mining Getting More Decentralized As Bitmain Loses Dominance

Bitcoin mining has become so decentralized that six transaction confirmations now provide “complete protection” against double spending. Data: Mining Monopolies Dwindling That was the conclusion drawn among social media commentators analyzing the latest statistics about the Bitcoin mining industry, which as of January 16 showed…

Thailand Stock Exchange Considering Gov’t License to Trade Bitcoins

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) could become the latest entity to obtain a cryptocurrency trading license in the country. This news comes as the bourse is reportedly mulling to become a licensed digital asset trading platform.  SET Eyes Digital Asset License to Trade Cryptocurrency…

Thousands of US Grocery Stores to Sell Bitcoin At Coinstar Kiosks

A U.S. Bitcoin ATM company has teamed up with international coin counter Coinstar to offer Bitcoin purchasing facilities in “thousands” of new locations. More Bitcoin For Cash Washington-based Coinme, which has operated Bitcoin ATMs since 2014, confirmed the deal via a press release January 17.…

Move Over Bitcoin, Criminals Using V-Bucks in Fortnite to Launder Money

Enough already of the tired old rhetoric that Bitcoin is the first choice of criminals for money laundering. Criminals will use any means available, including Fortnite’s V-Bucks, according to a new investigation by The Independent. Free Game, Expensive Outfits The Fortnite Battle Royale game has…

Bitcoin Node Count Stabilizes – Back Up Over 10K in Past 3 Months

The Bitcoin network continues to rebound from recent activity slumps, its total node count reaching 65,000 with reachable nodes totalling over 10,000. Technical ‘BUIDLout’ Continues Data from Earn.com (formerly 21.co) and Bitcoin developer Luke-jr’s own monitoring resource confirm the growth, which has lately centered on…

Goldman Sachs-Backed Startup Unveils Cold Storage Cryptocurrency Trading

Palo Alto-based blockchain security company BitGo has developed a platform which will enable traders to buy and sell cryptocurrencies without having to take it out of cold-storage.  A Focus on Security Days after the cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia got hacked, Palo Alto-based security company, BitGo, announced…

US W-2 Employees Can Now Get Paid in Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency payroll and HR company Bitwage has announced a rollout of new payment tools for businesses executives claim “closes the loop” in Bitcoin salaries for W-2 employees in the US. Paxful Completes Successful Trial Through a partnership with Texas-based HR firm Simply Efficient HR, Bitwage…

Gov’t Indecision on Cryptocurrencies Helps China, Says Former Congressman

Reporting in The Hill, Washington’s top political news source, former Republican George Nethercutt says it’s time for policymakers to allow cryptocurrencies and innovation to flourish. Fighting for U.S. Intellectual Property As trading negotiations concluded in Beijing, U.S. intellectual property was top of the list. For…