Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 2–9

From Cointelegraph Japan: This week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain news from Japan. In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese financial regulator solidifies its policy of banning trusts that invest in crypto, more than 20 companies launch a consortium that aims to raise funds with security tokens, and Coincheck starts its automated cryptocurrency accumulation service, while it denies having had any previous knowledge about Stellar Lumens’ 55 billion token burn. Here is the past week of cryptocurrency and blockchain news in review, as originally reported…

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Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Nov. 3-10

Cointelegraph auf Deutsch presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency and blockchain-related developments from the German-speaking world. The past week has marked a number of crypto- and blockchain-related developments in the German-speaking world. Malta Enterprise partnered with Deutsche Telekom’s IT service subsidiary to offer its blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) marketplace, French IT company Atos and Austrian startup Smart Digital proposed industrial plant inspections using blockchain, and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) launched a market survey on crypto assets derivatives. Below is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in…

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Crypto News From Turkey: Nov. 2-Nov. 9

Turkey’s president asks for completed testing of the digital lira by the end of 2020 as local fraudsters rake in 600 BTC among crypto news from Turkey this week. In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan directed the government to finish testing a national central bank digital currency (CBDC) next year and a fraud saw up to 40 people losing 600 Bitcoins (BTC) — equivalent to roughly $5.2 million. Digital lira to be internalized next year The Presidential Program published by Turkey’s…

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Tunisia to Launch E-Dinar National Currency Using Blockchain

Russian ICO startup Universa will issue and manage Tunisia’s central bank digital currency. Tunisia has become the first country to start moving its national currency to a blockchain platform. Russian ICO startup Universa will help issue and manage Tunisia’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), reported Russian news agency Tass on Nov. 7. E-dinar expected to be more transparent, cheaper to issue The Central Bank of Tunisia announced that the digitization of the Tunisian dinar has started and that the paper-backed CBDC will be issued on the Universa Blockchain.  Furthermore, Universa…

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What to Expect From the Next Bitcoin Cash Protocol Upgrade

On November 15, shortly after 12 p.m., Bitcoin Cash (BCH) will execute an upgrade of the network’s consensus rules. After the upgrade is locked in, the next block will enforce minimal pushdata in script and the opcodes OP_Checkmultisig and OP_Checkmultisigverify will be upgraded to accept Schnorr signatures. Also Read: QE Infinity: 37 Central Banks Participate in Stimulus and Easing Practices Delivered Code Next Friday, Bitcoin Cash proponents will be watching the BCH chain upgrade the current consensus ruleset in order to add two new features. Developers have been discussing the…

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Her Majesty the Queen Rules Out Crypto as Currency

New U.K. crypto tax policy paper: Crypto is an asset and subject to capital gain tax. Only a few weeks after the United States Internal Revenue Service published new guidance for crypto taxation, the United Kingdom’s tax, payments and customs authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, has updated its cryptocurrency taxation policy paper for businesses and individuals. The HMRC’s approach in this policy paper is, as expected, conservative, and it stands in line with other countries’ tax treatment for cryptocurrencies. The HMRC explicitly states that it does not consider crypto…

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Bitcoin Price Hovers Under $8,800 as Top Altcoins See Minor Gains

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting minor gains as Bitcoin hovers under the $8,800 mark. Saturday, Nov. 9 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting minor gains on the day at press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) hovers under the $8,800 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin price is currently up by 0.27% on the day, trading at around $8,795 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is down by almost 5.5%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 As…

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For Initial Exchange Offerings, Liquidity is King

There are many benchmarks for measuring IEO success. Token price, community size, code shipped, and milestones met are all yardsticks for gauging the progress of a tokenized project. For projects seeking to create the biggest possible splash, however, liquidity is the crucial factor. The more exchanges an IEO reaches, the greater its prospects of survival. Also read: How Crypto Winters of Bitcoin’s Past Compare to Today Multiple Exchanges Multiply Projects’ Prospects Initial exchange offerings are big business: according to Inwara, IEO projects raised a cool $1.625 billion in the first…

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Are Bitcoin and Other Cryptos Back in a Bear Market After Latest Drop?

While the latest drop in Bitcoin price below $9,000 should not be a cause for concern when zoomed out, certain key levels must hold to renew bullish sentiment. On Nov. 8, Bitcoin corrected from $9,200 to $8,650, causing the market sentiment to shift from greed to fear once more.  The correction came after one of the biggest surges in the history of Bitcoin (BTC), which makes the sentiment shift curious. Let’s take a look at the market overview and analyze the charts. Crypto Market Daily Data View. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin…

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits New Record — $15M

Bitcoin futures daily volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high with 1,741 futures traded on Nov. 9. Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, with 1,741 futures traded on Nov. 9. Bakkt announced the new record, stating:  “Today we set a new daily record of 1,756 Bakkt Bitcoin Futures contracts traded.” Volume spike coincides with Bitcoin price dip Twitter account dedicated to Bakkt futures trading volume data, Bakkt Volume Bot, also pointed out the development on…

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