Ongoing Economic Crises in Venezuela and Beyond Show That the Idea of Bitcoin as a Store of Value Is Increasingly Catching On

From Venezuela to India, crypto is being increasingly used in times of economic crisis. Just when it seemed like the economic and political situation in Venezuela couldn’t get much worse, it has. Back in December, the Venezuelan bolívar witnessed its peak annual inflation rate for 2018, with this rate coming in at a dizzying 80,000 […]

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Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Analytics Startup Neutrino

Coinbase has acquired a London-based blockchain intelligence startup to prevent theft of funds and investigate attacks. United States cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase has acquired blockchain intelligence startup Neutrino, according to a post published in the company’s blog on Tuesday, Feb. 19. Coinbase reveals that the company will continue to operate as a standalone business […]

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FBI Outline Key Features of Scam ICOs, Warns Investors to Be Vigilant

The FBI has outlined what it believes to be the consistent threads running through fraudulent initial coin offerings. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has outlined what it believes to be the consistent threads running through fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO) schemes. The Bureau’s perspective was shared in an interview with Netherlands-based financial […]

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Major Chinese University Launches Blockchain Research Center

Fudan University has opened a blockchain research center that will purportedly facilitate the development of the Shanghai economy. One of the most selective universities in China, Fudan University, has opened a blockchain research center, according to an announcement published on Feb. 15. Per the announcement, Fudan University established the Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center […]

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Crypto Crime Trends Evolving as Users Wise Up: Exchange Hacks, Darknet and Money Laundering

Crime trends in the cryptocurrency space are evolving, as criminals look for innovative ways to steal and launder stolen funds. Two prominent research papers have shed light on the latest crime trends affecting the cryptocurrency community over the past two years. Crypto analytics companies Chainalysis and CipherTrace released reports at the end of January that […]

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CFTC’s First Published 2019 Examination Priorities Reveal Major Cryptocurrency Focus

Candidates will need to understand areas such as crypto surveillance, trading surveillance and others. United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced cryptocurrency will form a priority for its internal examinations this year, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. The CFTC, which has released its examination priorities for the […]

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