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The World Celebrates the 8th Anniversary of the First Bitcoin Transaction: Buying Two Pizzas

The crypto-community celebrates the 8th anniversary of the first commercial transaction in which Bitcoin was used as a real-world currency to pay for an item. Two Pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins On 17 May 2010, computer programmer Laszlo Hanyecz posted on the Internet a request to buy a pizza paying with bitcoins. A few days later, Hanyecz was successful. He bought two pizzas for 10,000 bitcoins from Jeremy Sturdivant, whose username was “jercos.” On May 22,

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Bank of England Publishes Paper on Central Bank Crypto

The Bank of England has published a working paper that explores the potential of state-backed cryptocurrencies. An institution that was once very critical of the crypto community now has a whole new take on the subject. Also read: Overstock Subsidiary tZERO Prepares ‘First Security Token Exchange’ Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and …

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US Regulator Issues Guidance for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published new guidance to exchanges and clearing houses for cryptocurrency derivatives listings. The move was long awaited by the trading industry amid concerns over the vetting process for new contracts. CFTC Publishes Rules for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts The advisory from the CFTC, headed by Amir Zaidi, director of...

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Satoshi Nakamoto is Female: Women in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Is ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, the mysterious, anonymous creator of Bitcoin the original cryptocurrency, actually a woman? In 2008 Nakamoto authored the white paper describing the most famous crypto, from which all other cryptos have spawned. In a community and industry dominated by men, the statement “Satoshi is a female” – a theory promoted by New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney at the Women on the Block event in Brooklyn on May 13 – is extremely provocative. To

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Overstock Subsidiary tZERO Prepares ‘First Security Token Exchange’

In conjunction with Box Digital Markets, Overstock subsidiary tZERO is preparing to introduce the cryptoverse’s inaugural security token exchange. The move continues tZERO CEO Patrick Byrne’s push to bring innovation to capital markets’ status quo.  Also read: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! With a 2018 Twist Join the Bitsonline Telegram channel to get the latest Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and tech …

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Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! With a 2018 Twist

The world’s hippest bitcoin community (Tokyo) kicked off 2018’s Bitcoin Pizza Day tonight in the usual style: lots and lots of pizza. But in a twist that reflects the changing mood in this part of the world, most chose to pay for their pies with bitcoin cash (BCH). Also see: Amazon’s Existence Proves Folly of …

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North American Regulators Crack Down on ICOs in ‘Operation Cryptosweep’

Securities regulators in Canada and the United States revealed that nearly seventy coordinated investigations into fraudulent cryptocurrency investment schemes, focusing on ICOs, have been opened in the past month. Authorities from more than forty jurisdictions in North America were involved in what was dubbed “Operation Cryptosweep.” Also see: Old Mining Tech May Destroy ASIC Resistance in …

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Dash “Incredibly Undervalued” Says eToro Market Analyst

A senior market analyst for eToro just released a market research paper evaluating Dash. The paper covers what the currency is, what its next steps will be in its major “evolution” plan, and what the author believes the true market cap for Dash should be. Needless to say, the report is very bullish. Join us …

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How to Successfully Use Telegram to Build a Strong Crypto Community

Recently, there has been a lot of interest and growth in the cryptocurrency industry. Institutional and retail investors are becoming more invested and involved in the blockchain and crypto space. In 2017, The number of blockchain wallets increased by 85%, Bitcoin’s prices increased by 1300%, and big money became interested in the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies. There are millions of crypto investors worldwide… and their communication platform of choice is Telegram. Why Telegram? Telegram

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Book Your Flight with Ripple (XRP) and Litecoin (LTC)

American-based aviation company TapJets will move to assess the potential for adding XRP and LTC to its fleet of payment options while dropping Verge (XVG) after a 3-day Twitter poll. TapJets provides quick private jet bookings and also accepts Bitcoin.  Back on May 15th TapJets, an American-based aviation company, launched a Twitter poll, asking the crypto community which virtual currency should be added as means of payment to their platform. Our #cryptocurrency friends asked for

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