LocalBitcoin Loses Traders After Cash Trading Ban: ‘Not Very Local’

Peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform LocalBitcoins removes in-person cash deals — what does that mean for the future of cash trades? On June 1, Finnish peer-to-peer (p2p) bitcoin (BTC) trading platform LocalBitcoins quietly removed in-person cash trading from its service. Three days later, the company publicly confirmed the ban on Twitter. As per the accompanying statement, […]

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Crypto OTC Trading, Explained

How OTC trading conquers the crypto world and why its volumes are drastically different from those of crypto exchanges. Here is everything you want to know. How are these issues solved? As the OTC market evolves, companies are working on building trusted custodial solutions and risk management systems. The OTC market is expected to continue […]

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‘Free Bitcoin’ Scam Propagated on YouTube Steals Crypto via Clipboard Hijacking

A trojan is being propagated on YouTube via fraudulent videos about an allegedly free bitcoin generator which attempts to steal crypto and personal data. The Qulab information-stealing and clipboard hijacker trojan is being propagated on YouTube via fraudulent videos about an allegedly free bitcoin (BTC) generator, BleepingComputer reports on May 29. According to the report, […]

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Stellar Node Outage Causes Two-Hour Complete Transaction Freeze

Critics raised questions over decentralization after trusted nodes disabled the entire network from finding consensus. Blockchain network Stellar (XLM) stopped confirming transactions for two hours on May 15, executives confirmed following a user post on social media. Stellar, whose lumens token is currently the eighth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, went down entirely for around 110 […]

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