New Monaco-Based Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR). By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types” of XMR-based card transactions in physical stores and online, including card-to-card transfers and Monero conversion to euro (EUR), Bitsa announced on Feb. 21. Launched in Q3 2019, Bitsa Card supports a total of 12 cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) alongside EUR bank…

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Chainalysis to Monitor AML Compliance for Crypto Exchange CoinField

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis partners with CoinField exchange to add enhanced AML technology. Amid a tightening regulatory scene in crypto, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has joined up with digital asset exchange CoinField. CoinField plans to use Chainalysis technology to help with its Anti-Money Laundering, or AML, practices, Chainalysis announced on Feb. 20. Crypto leaves the Wild West behind Media outlets have drawn correlations between the relatively new crypto industry and the Wild West — a niche industry running rogue far from the regulatory spotlight. Over the past two years, however,…

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OpenSea: From Formula 1 Cars to Crypto Forgeries

OpenSea marketplace: from selling Formula 1 cars to combating crypto forgeries. Cointelegraph was on the ground at Non-Fungible Token New York City Event to observe the latest and greatest in NFT. Of the many projects and companies in attendance, we caught up with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah to learn what his company is all about. OpenSea is a “marketplace for digital goods, including collectibles, gaming items, digital art, and other digital assets that are backed by a blockchain like Ethereum,” Atallah explained. The whole space has roots in CryptoKitties, but…

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Tezos Price (XTZ) Losing Steam After Dropping to Ascending Trendline?

Tezos price is still in an uptrend but looks ready to pull back and consolidate after an amazing 199.52% rally. Over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC)and altcoins have taken a serious hit and currently, Bitcoin is still down 7.09% since topping out at $10,485 on Feb. 13. Many altcoins that bore the brunt of the sharp correction are still nursing their wounds and the double-dip correction of the past week appears to have investors cautious about piling back into cryptocurrencies.  Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 On Feb 15…

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New Italian Fintech Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card

Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR). By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types” of XMR-based card transactions in physical stores and online, including card-to-card transfers and Monero conversion to euro (EUR), Bitsa announced on Feb. 21. Launched in Q3 2019, Bitsa Card supports a total of 12 cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) alongside EUR bank…

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After Overnight Flash Crash, Here Are 5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Rally Again

Analysts and industry executives lay out five major reasons to support bullish continuation for the Bitcoin rally. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hit $9,260 on Feb. 20 and dropped to $9,350 on BitMEX the very next day. Analysts say these two pullbacks were liquidity fills and that the dominant cryptocurrency is likely to sustain its bullish market structure. Technical analysts and industry executives have laid out the exponential moving average golden cross, strong weekly support at $9,500, halving, liquidity fills and rising on-chain activity as the five main factors to support the…

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Brave Browser Wants the UK to Use GDPR to Crack Down on Google

Brave Browser wants the UK to Crack Down on Google Using GDPR or will take it to court. The team behind Brave Browser thinks that Google has an unfair competitive advantage due to its massive trove of user data. In a submission filed with the United Kingdom’s consumer protection agency, Brave argued that the country’s failure to enforce European data protection laws gives Google an unfair advantage. Brave’s stance In an interview with Cointelegraph, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy and industry relations officer, insisted that it’s not about the…

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First Ukrainian Bitcoin Exchange Launches Hryvnia-Pegged Stablecoin UAX

Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has launched a hryvnia-pegged stablecoin, UAX for open beta testing. In an apparent first, Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has released a stablecoin pegged to local fiat currency, the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH). Dubbed UAX token, the new stablecoin is pegged to the hryvnia on a 1:1 ratio and is based on the Ethereum blockchain, according to an official announcement by Kuna exchange on Feb. 20. According to Kuna, UAX is now being tested by select Kuna users in an open beta that will last until March 20,…

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Vitalik Buterin Reveals Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap to Cointelegraph

Vitalik Buterin discloses the roadmap for ETH 2.0 to Cointelegraph, raises concerns for PoS systems and questions around the urgency for launch. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed plans for Ethereum 2.0 during an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph on Feb.19 at the Stanford Blockchain Conference. Buterin explained that the major development for ETH 2.0 over the course of this year is the launch of Phase 0. He said: “Phase 0 is the first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 launch. This will release the proof-of-stake network, which will come online this year.”…

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Irish Drug Dealer Tells Police That Keys to $56M in Confiscated BTC Are Lost

Accused Irish drug trafficker Clifton Collins has ostensibly lost the keys for his $56 million worth BTC accounts earlier confiscated by the police. Dubliner Clifton Collins, who was recently imprisoned for drug trafficking, claims that robbers took the keys to the $56 million in Bitcoin (BTC) Irish High Court had ruled should be confiscated. After obtaining more than 6,000 BTC by 2017, Collins decided to insure himself against hackers by distributing the cryptocurrency across 12 newly created accounts. Thus, he transferred 500 BTC into each of them, the Irish Times…

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