Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum, China Trade Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday saying the U.S. and other nations are “forced to compete … with nations that are getting negative rates, something very new.” Trump took direct shots at the U.S. Federal Reserve, claiming they’ve not lowered rates quickly enough. The harsh words echo remarks made just last week during the “phase-one” China trade deal signing ceremony, where the president stated he doesn’t know “where the hell it leads” but that negative interest rates such as implemented in Germany…

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Panic Withdrawals at Indian Bank Over Alarming KYC Notice

Hundreds of customers went on a withdrawal spree after an Indian bank announced its revised KYC requirements. The bank’s action followed the decision by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to include the National Population Register letter as a valid KYC document for opening bank accounts. Customers are worried their funds could be frozen. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces on Digital Currencies Customers on Withdrawal Spree Customers of the Central Bank of India’s Kayalpattinam branch in the state of Tamil Nadu…

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What Is the Ideal Block Size and Fee Cost?

Many of the debates around block size in Bitcoin operate under the false premise that the question can even be properly answered by a central authority. But markets are better at deciding these questions and block sizes and fee costs should be worked out by miners and users, not development committees. Also read: How is Bitcoin Cash Different from Bitcoin Core? Price-fixing doesn’t work Dan Held writes in his latest Medium post: A decentralized economy complements the dispersed nature of information spread throughout society. Each company is an attempt to…

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Gift Bitcoin Cash for Chinese New Year With a Limited Edition Red Envelope Paper Wallet From Bitcoin.com

Giving red envelopes full of money to friends and family is a traditional way to celebrate the Lunar New Year in China and other Asian cultures. This year you can gift your loved ones bitcoin cash with a limited edition Red Envelope BCH paper wallet from Bitcoin.com. Also Read: Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins Say Happy Lunar New Year With Bitcoin Cash The Lunar New Year festivities will begin as a new moon appears on Saturday, 25th January 2020. To celebrate the holiday,…

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Millennial and Male: 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average User

Platforms offering debit cards that can be topped up with cryptocurrency have enjoyed growing popularity in the crypto community. They provide a payment solution for those who earn and own digital coins, enabling in-store and online crypto payments. Their expanding user base provides a snapshot of the kind of people who spend crypto on a daily basis and what they like to buy. Also read: Crypto Debit Card Targets Generation Z With a Promise of Financial Freedom Highly Educated, Overachieving Foodies Three European companies with crypto card products shared what…

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Paypal Pullout Prompts Pornhub to Add Tether as Payment Option for Its Adult Models

The porn industry is seen by many as a perfect fit for widespread cryptocurrency usage as it suffers from financial censorship far more than most businesses. When Paypal stopped servicing Pornhub models, the company hinted it might turn to digital currency as an alternative and now this has been accomplished with the Tether stablecoin USDT. Also Read: Pornhub Suggests Crypto Payments After Paypal Censors Model Payouts Pornhub Turns to Tether as Payment Method Pornhub, part of the Canada, Montreal-headquartered online adult entertainment conglomerate Mindgeek, has announced that they have added…

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Bitcoin Cash Miner Jiang Zhuoer Answers Infrastructure Funding Questions

On Wednesday, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer disclosed that five mining operations had plans to donate roughly $6 million in coinbase rewards (depending on market prices) to developers building Bitcoin Cash infrastructure. The news was met with mixed reviews as some of the specifics of the deal were scrutinized and the miner funding subject has been the topic of debate across the entire cryptosphere. On Jan. 23, Zhuoer discussed the developer fund idea in an Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) appearance on Reddit. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift and Hashrate Surpass…

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Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins

Bitcoin Games is a provably fair online casino where you can play popular games using BTC and BCH. The platform is introducing a new feature and for its Lunar New Year 2020 promotion all players can get Red Envelopes packed with Free Spins. Also Read: Video Games Giant Ubisoft Is Looking for Blockchain Startups to Support Bitcoin Games Introduces Free Spins on Lunar New Year A new moon will appear on 25th January 2020, and with it, the Lunar New Year festivities will begin in Asia and across the world.…

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Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto as RBI Defends Its Ban Power

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than trying to tamper with the chain.” Also read: Crypto vs RBI — 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings RBI in Hot Seat, Ban Can’t Stop Crypto The Indian supreme court resumed hearing the crypto…

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BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the BCH ecosystem. BCH software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following the meeting, on January 23, BCH developers will sit down again to address practicable optimizations to the script language in Bitcoin Cash. Also read: Meet Nimbus, a Concept for Enhancing BCH Smart Contracts Bitcoin Cash Script Enhancements BCH developers plan to converse about improving the script language in Bitcoin Cash…

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