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Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis Recognizes Bitcoin as Permissionless and Decentralized, Says It’s Not Going to Zero

While the naysayers say Bitcoin’s price is ultimately going to zero, a new report from the St. Louis Federal Reserve examines the long-term prospects for Bitcoin’s price, saying the nascent asset is unlikely to fall to zero. The price…

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Security Tokens and Stablecoins Will Lead Crypto Innovation

During the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland on January 16, Luzius Meisser, co-founder and board member of the Bitcoin Association Switzerland, shared his thoughts with Cointelegraph on what he believes will lead the next wave of crypto…

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Belarus Launches Platform That Lets Users Trade Tokenized Securities

Eastern European nation Belarus has launched a new platform that lets users purchase tokenized versions of traditional financial assets such as gold and stocks. The project was launched by IT companies VP Capital and Larnabel Ventures. Users will…

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$3.6 Million Cryptopia Hack Sparks Investigation by New Zealand Police

New Zealand-based crypto exchange Cryptopia is the latest victim of a major cryptocurrency exchange hack that resulted in at least $3.6 million in lost funds. Cryptopia first noticed the hack due to detected malicious activity on January 14, which…

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Regulatory Restrictions Cause BitMex to Shut Down Trading Accounts in the U.S. and Quebec

BitMex, one of the most active Bitcoin (BTC) trading platforms in the world with a total turnover of $928 billion to date, is pulling the plug on multiple trading accounts across the United States and in the Canadian…

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Vontobel, Major Private Swiss Bank, Offers Institutional Clients Regulated Crypto Custody

One of Switzerland’s major private banking firms, Vontobel, is offering regulated cryptocurrency custody services to institutional clients such as banks, fund managers, and crypto asset managers. The newly launched crypto custody solution is named “Digital Asset Vault” and…

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China Introduces New Anti-Anonymity Regulations to Enable “Orderly Development” in Their Blockchain Industry

The Chinese blockchain industry is about to come under heavy scrutiny as the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has introduced new regulations for blockchain firms operating in the country. The regulatory body published this announcement on their website, stating that the new…

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The North American Bitcoin Conference Will Feature Industry and Thought Leaders in the Space

Welcome To Miami! The North American Bitcoin Conference is back in sunny South Florida. From January 16 to 18,, cryptocurrency enthusiasts from all over the world will gather to hear keynote speeches from some of the top thought…

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Regulatory Authorities in Thailand Grant 4 Crypto Businesses Licenses

The crypto industry is booming in Thailand and Southeast Asia as regulatory authorities validate the industry with proper regulation. The SEC in Thailand has been very proactive about regulating crypto businesses in the region, and has just recently…

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Russia May Put $10 Billion into Bitcoin in Q1 2019

Russian Economist Vladislav Ginko has said that he expects the Russian government to invest at least $10 billion from its national reserves into Bitcoin in the first quarter of 2019. The investment, he believes, will help alleviate some…

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