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How Crypto Compliance Requests Strip User Privacy Money transmitting services that enable users to switch from crypto to fiat are a valuable resource. There's still a shortage of cryptocurrency off-ramps, and thus reliable services that offer a reasonable exchange rate are to be cherished.

Even Top Password Managers Are Vulnerable, But Don't Stop Using Them Password managers are one of the best ways to keep your account details secure. However, if a recent report is to be believed, then these tools have security flaws we didn't even know existed.

Brutal Bitcoin Winter is Great for Crypto: Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Bitcoin investors should not be discouraged by the brutal Crypto Winter because the mass purge is actually good for the long-term health of the industry. That's the observation of Coinbase investor Alexis Ohanian, better known as the founder of social media network Reddit.

'Bitcoin Killer' Onecoin Is Ashes But Investigations Continue to This Day Back in 2014, a group led by a woman named Ruja Ignatova created a Ponzi scheme called Onecoin which, together with the organization Onelife, defrauded billions from 3 million people.

EXMO Expands its Presence Beyond UK with New Office in Turkey With a presence in Turkey, the Istanbul facility will be the start-up's fourth office outside the UK together with Kiev, Barcelona and Moscow branches. As Britain edges closer toward an exit from the EU, EXMO has chosen to expand into new European bases as part of a contingency plan to continue to have access to the bloc post-Brexit.

Don't Expect Bitcoin's Supply to Change, Says Core Maintainer Wlad van der Laan Most recently, developer Matt Huong floated the idea of increasing the supply of bitcoins in circulation - very informally - just as a possible way to reduce future fees.

Apple-Goldman Sachs Credit Card a Poor Substitue for a Bitcoin Wallet A secure bitcoin wallet is smarter, safer, and more secure than the new digital credit card launched by Apple and Goldman Sachs.

Physically-Backed Crypto Futures for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash Set for Imminent Launch CoinFLEX says it will roll out physically-backed Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash futures in a matter of days. The Hong Kong-based company is a spin-off of Coinfloor, the UK's oldest Bitcoin exchange, and is partly owned by Bitcoin Cash evangelist Roger Ver and Chicago-based fintech company Trading Technologies International.

Bitcoin Will Hit $1 Million, Says IBM's VP of Blockchain Jesse Lund The vice president of blockchain and digital currencies for IBM, Jesse Lund, said that he expects Bitcoin's price to eventually hit $1 million. Lund made his prediction during an interview with comparison and news platform Finder.com, published on YouTube on Feb.

CME Group's Bitcoin Futures See a Surge of Institutional Interest The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has seen a big spike in bitcoin futures volumes according to an internal investors email sent to clients on Feb. 19.

Shipping industry takes a page from bitcoin to clean up its act The vessel's operators also used a much-buzzed-about technology to verify the ship's carbon emissions as it traveled from the Netherlands to eastern Canada.

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls look to take over as bearish momentum subsides Bitcoin, which has been on a strong bearish market for a record time, has finally caught up with the green market and noted a bullish trend. At press time, BTC was valued at $3,987.76 with a market cap of $69.9 billion. The coin registered a 24-hour trading volume of $8.6 billion while observing a growth of 1.09% over the past day.

Digital Asset's Europe Head Is Latest to Leave Enterprise Blockchain Startup The upheaval continues at enterprise blockchain company Digital Asset, with the news that Gavin Wells will step down from his role as head of Europe next month. Oliver Hugh-Jones, head of business development for Europe, will assume all of Wells' client-facing responsibilities, a spokeswoman for DA confirmed to CoinDesk Thursday.

Want to Kickstart the Next Bitcoin Bullrun? Stop Hodling and Start Spending One sure-fire way to increase bitcoin's price is to increase demand for crypto payments. The more active bitcoin becomes, the more we prove it's a viable alternative to traditional payment systems. Satoshi Nakamoto described bitcoin as a "peer-to-peer version of electronic cash".

AngelList Spin-Off CoinList Announces First Token Sale of 2019 "What we're seeing now is an array of great issuers looking to do sales in early 2019." CoinList has always maintained there is a compliant way to run token sales in the U.S., a point it reasserted with a blog post following SEC actions against Airfox and Paragon last November.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch in Turkey Digital asset exchange Exmo, a leading crypto trading platform in Eastern Europe, has recently registered a subsidiary in Turkey. The company is setting up an office in Istanbul, the financial capital of the country situated on the Bosphorus. Also read: Lithuania Central Bank's Policy Update Opens the Door for Crypto Payments.

Roger Ver claims Bitcoin maximalists have got Gold all wrong Roger Ver never fails to stir up a storm within rival communities, this time riling up one of his favorite targets, the Bitcoin community. Ver, who is also referred to as Bitcoin Jesus has continued his tirade against the top cryptocurrency since Bitcoin Cash hardforked away from Bitcoin in August 2017.

Bank Frick to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Based in the small province's capital of Vaduz, Bank Frick will be working with its subsidiary, DLT Markets, to provide the service. According to a statement released by the bank this Thursday, DLT Markets will be providing the trading infrastructure that customers need to access the cryptocurrency market.

Crypto Trader Calls Bitcoin Bull Run to $4,400, Issues Hype Warning - Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum Price Analysis The crypto markets are seeing a modest dip on Thursday, with every coin in the top 10 down at time of publishing, according to the price tracker Coin360. A number of technical analysts are bullish in the near-term, with CoinDesk's Omkar Godbole seeing a potential dip to $3,800 before a test of December highs at $4,200.

'Samsung Blockchain Wallet' Tutors You to Store Your Bitcoin, Ethereum The official Samsung Galaxy S10 blockchain tutorial on the device shared by Heslin Kim, a cryptocurrency analyst based in South Korea, shows a native cryptocurrency wallet as a part of Knox called Samsung Blockchain Wallet.

ConsenSys Expands Presence in Hong Kong with New Hires ConsenSys' expertise in blockchain consulting and technical capabilities in enterprise solutions caters very well to the rising demand for emerging and financial technology in Hong Kong and across the wider Asia Pacific region," said Charles d'Haussy.

Brazilian Bank Aims to Raise $15 Million Through Security Token Offering A Brazilian investment bank is planning to raise millions of dollars through the offering of a security token. In an announcement Thursday, Banco BTG Pactual said it will back its blockchain-based token with distressed Brazilian real estate assets, with the expectation of raising up to $15 million.

Crypto Market Update: Retracement Has Started But Still Bullish From yesterday's highest point at $136B the evaluation of the cryptocurrency market cap has been in a decline and has fallen by approximately 2,5 billion dollars measured to the current levels on which the evaluation is sitting which is at around $133,5B.

Big Banks Money Laundering: UBS Fined $4.2 Billion, Danske Shuts Down in 4 Countries Money laundering scandals involving some of the world's largest banks have grown this week. Switzerland's largest bank, UBS, has been fined 3.7 billion euros for money laundering. Amid a $226 billion scandal, Estonian authorities have ordered Denmark's largest bank to terminate its operations in the country.

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