Bitcoin Cash Miners Plan $6M Development Fund by Leveraging Block Rewards

A group of Bitcoin Cash mining pool operations have decided to help fund BCH infrastructure development. On January 22, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed that five mining pools are preparing a short-term developers donation plan. Miners from Btc.top, Bitcoin.com, Viabtc, Antpool, and Btc.com plan to give “12.5% of [the] BCH coinbase rewards to a fund that will support Bitcoin Cash infrastructure.” Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift and Hashrate Surpass 4 Exahash Btc.top Founder Announces Bitcoin Cash Development Fund Lately, there’s been discussions regarding funding BCH infrastructure development.…

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Crypto vs RBI Case Heats Up at Indian Supreme Court as RBI Begins Arguments

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: Crypto vs RBI — 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings All-Day Hearing at Supreme Court The Supreme Court of India resumed hearing the crypto vs. RBI case on Wednesday. Local news and regulatory analysis…

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Demand for Crypto Derivatives Swells as CME’s Bitcoin Volume Rises

The global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has seen considerable demand since launching its options contracts in the wake of the firm’s bitcoin futures. On the first day of swaps, CME’s bitcoin options saw 55 contracts ($2.3 million). By the end of the week, the firm’s bitcoin options volume more than doubled with 122 contracts ($5.3 million) sold. Also read: Bitcoin Futures Hit 3-Month High in Frenetic Tuesday Trading CME Bitcoin Options See Steady Growth Regulated crypto derivatives products have seen strong demand and just recently the forex marketplace…

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Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: Crypto vs RBI — 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings All-Day Hearing at Supreme Court The Supreme Court of India resumed hearing the crypto vs. RBI case on Wednesday. Local news and regulatory analysis…

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6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From German Fraud, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M Bail

Former bank employees have received bonuses worth millions of euros in an illegal trading scheme that also involved a tax lawyer, prosecutors in Frankfurt revealed this week. The case is part of multiple investigations carried out across Germany, the hardest hit country in a notorious tax fraud scandal known as the Cum-ex Files. Also read: European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations Frankfurt Fraud Costs Germany €389 Million The six bankers got 29.5 million euros (close to $33 million) in bonuses from the alleged fraud, German prosecutors…

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Crypto vs RBI: Exchange Counsel and RBI Take Center Stage at Supreme Court Today

India’s supreme court spent all day on Wednesday hearing extensive arguments from both the counsel representing crypto exchanges and the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The counsel for the central bank confirmed again that cryptocurrency is not banned in India, but still justifies the banking restrictions on the crypto industry. Also read: Crypto vs RBI — 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings All-Day Hearing at Supreme Court The Supreme Court of India resumed hearing the crypto vs. RBI case on Wednesday. Local news and regulatory analysis…

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Vodafone Becomes 8th Company to Exit Libra Association

After a spate of big names parting ways with the Libra Association late last year such as Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, and Ebay, British telecommunications giant Vodafone has become the latest to bid the ambitious digital asset project farewell. While Vodafone’s statement notes it does not rule out the possibility of working with Libra in the future, a statement issued Tuesday by the Libra Association confirms the exit. Also Read: EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra Another Big Name Exits the Libra Association The Libra Association‘s membership continues to…

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Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto Tax Exemptions, Launches Licensed Exchange

A new presidential decree in Uzbekistan envisages the introduction of tax exemptions for income obtained from operations involving crypto assets. The draft document published recently also incorporates proposals for the establishment of a blockchain valley and licensing regime for cryptocurrency miners. The country has just launched its first licensed crypto exchange. Also read: Uzbekistan to Create National Mining Pool, Launch Licensed Exchange Tax Free Crypto Operations The Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan legalized cryptocurrency trading and introduced licensing for crypto exchanges with a decree signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in…

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Bitcoin Cash Sees Mining Pool Shift and Hashrate Surpass 4 Exahash

While people have watched the BTC network surpass 100 exahash per second (EH/s), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has been steadily gathering hashrate as well. Since the November 15, 2018 blockchain split, which produced the Bitcoin SV (BSV) chain, BCH hashrate has jumped by more than 3x. Bitcoin cash is often more profitable to mine than BTC and during the last seven days, the BCH hashrate has averaged around 4EH/s. Also Read: Debate Ensues After 68% of BCH Hashrate Mined by Stealth Miners Bitcoin Cash Hashrate Climbs Over 4 Exahash per Second…

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Why User Experience Is Crypto’s True ‘Killer App’

There’s been a lot of buzz in the space recently about the importance of user experience. Kim Dotcom’s proclamation that “Mass utility is going to lead to mass adoption,” speaks to this. Peter Schiff’s bitcoin wallet fiasco, CZ’s claim that centralized exchanges are safer than private wallets, and promises of a still undependable Lightning Network as salvation all point to the same. As cashless payment systems proliferate around the globe, one thing becomes crystal clear: crypto doesn’t need a killer app – it is the killer app. Crypto needs better…

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