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Novogratz Criticises Tether’s Lack of Transparency, Responds to Roubini

The famous Bitcoin proponent and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has criticised the stable-coin U.S. Dollar Tether (USDT) for failing to provide a trustworthy service for users. The Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. founder also responded to Nouriel Roubini’s scathing attacks on cryptocurrency last week. Novogratz Prefers Gemini Dollar to USDT Novogratz stated in an interview that...

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Binance, Poloniex, Huobi All Own More Tether Than Bitfinex

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex now controls a “very small amount” of stablecoin Tether (USDT), new data shows following a shake-up of ownership. Bitfinex Sixth-Largest USDT Holder Produced by Element Group and uploaded to Twitter by CNBC commentator Ran Neuner October 18, statistics depicting the biggest USDT holders reveal Bitfinex, which shares a CEO with Tether’s issuer, now only ranks sixth on the list. The Tether Treasury currently constitutes the entity with the single largest holdings, followed

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First Bitcoin Fraud Action Filed by the CFTC, Accused Ordered to Pay Over $2.5 Million

A  New York federal court has ordered Gelfman Blueprint, a Bitcoin-denominated hedge fund, and its CEO Nicholas Gelfman to pay over $2.5 million in civil monetary penalties and restitution in the first Bitcoin fraud action filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). CFTC First Bitcoin Fraud Action Results in $2.5 Million Penalty Over $600,000...

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Privacy Optimizing Bulletproofs Now Live on Monero

In Monero’s latest scheduled hard fork, the coin’s developers activated Bulletproofs, a genre of zero-knowledge proofs that facilitate efficient confidential transactions wherein the sums transferred can be obscured.  Also see: Gemini Dollar Soars, Public Slinging Match Over Unaudited Stablecoins Ensues Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great videos featuring industry insiders & experts Monero Gets That Much …

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Nordea in Money Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘High-Risk’ for Money Laundering

Nordic banking giant Nordea Bank is allegedly implicated in a multi-million money laundering scandal. Reportedly, the case is related to another recent money laundering scheme involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. Nordea in Hot Water  Banking giant Nordea Bank, headquartered in Helsinki, is alleged to have accepted criminally-sourced funds from banks located in Lithuania and Estonia. The giant confirmed that it’s aware of the report on Tuesday October 16th: We are aware of the report, and at

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Is a Gradual Decline to $3,500 in Play For Bitcoin?

Bitcoin so far has been able to find support above the so-called bottom area below $6,000. But it is not enough to beat the long-term bearish bias, according to a famous cryptocurrency analyst. Crypto Thoreau, in one of its latest tweets, predicted that Bitcoin price is in for a drop towards $3,500. The analyst backed his...

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Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Remains Vulnerable Below $6,450

Key Points Bitcoin price extended losses and declined below the $6,450 support level against the US Dollar. Yesterday’s highlighted key bullish trend line was broken with support at $6,435 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price declined below the $6,400 support and the 100 hourly simple moving average....

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Man in Oslo Killed After Selling Large Amount of Bitcoin, Privacy in P2P

A meeting place that could have been about a common peer-to-peer Bitcoin trade turned into a scene of a brutal killing. A 24-year old Norwegian man was reportedly stabbed to death in his Majorstuen apartment shortly after completing a cash-to-Bitcoin trade with his alleged killer. The local police believe there was a large pile of Krone kept...

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Catalan Independence Leaders Reportedly Asking For Bitcoin Donations

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Catalan politician Carles Puigdemont is reportedly asking for donations in Bitcoin to avoid scrutiny. Funding is said to be going to assist those who have left the region after the Spanish government cracked down on an independence push. The former President of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, is now reportedly asking for Bitcoin donations so it will be harder to trace financial flows to and from exiled Catalan leadership. The news outlet said the “request to make

Genesis Global Lends $553 Million In Crypto Assets, Institutional Space Booming

Even in the thick of 2018’s crypto bear market, a related subsector has seen an unprecedented boom, with institutions throwing millions of dollars at a well-recognized over-the-counter (OTC) player in the cryptocurrency market. Institutions Borrow $553 Million In Crypto In 6 Months Per a brief report from New York-based Genesis Global Capital, titled “2018 Q3 Digital...

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