Crypto Future of E-Commerce Is in The Hands of Asian Players

On Sept. 14, the blockchain investment arm of United States-based e-commerce Bitcoin pioneer Overstock announced that the retailer’s clients can now purchase the cryptocurrency directly from its website. It became possible after its subsidiary Bitsy began a beta launch of its cryptocurrency wallet and exchange, marking another step in Overstock’s rich relationship with Bitcoin. However,…

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US Regulator Acts Against Crypto Firm Falsely Claiming to Represent Coinbase, Cointelegraph

The Texas Securities Commission (TSC) has issued an emergency cease and desist order against a Russian crypto firm, according to an official press release published September 18. The Texas regulator states that the company allegedly misappropriated both Coinbase and Cointelegraph materials to attract investors. The firm, operating as Coins Miner Investment Ltd., is said to…

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Singapore: Central Bank Refutes Fake Articles Claiming its Chairman Invested $1 Bln in BTC

Singapore’s de facto central bank issued two warnings over two fake news websites Tuesday, September 18, after articles were published with “fabricated comments” about crypto from Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The sites, Gulf Weed Crab and Positive Bath Hour, which feature hoax news stories on seemingly random topics, had claimed Shanmugaratnam was…

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German Finance Minister Doubts Crypto Can Currently Replace Traditional Currencies

Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz doubts that cryptocurrencies can currently replace traditional fiat currencies, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, September, 18. "I would doubt today, whether it has a perspective as a currency model, " said Scholz at a “citizens dialogue” at the German-Dutch Army Corps in Münster. Scholz compared cryptocurrencies to the tulip fever…

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Reuters: Brazil’s Antitrust Agency Launches Probe Into Major Banks Regarding Crypto Trade

Brazil’s antitrust regulator is reportedly inspecting six major national banks for alleged monopolistic practices in the crypto space, Reuters reports September 18. Brazil’s antitrust regulator, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), which operates under the Ministry of Justice (MJ), has purportedly launched a probe on Tuesday to find out whether the country’s largest banks…

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Former Linkedin Data Executive Joins Coinbase as VP of Data

Former LinkedIn executive Michael Li has recently joined major U.S. crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase as the VP of data, TechCrunch reports September 18. Li started his career at LinkedIn as Director of Business Analytics back in 2011. The expert has been growing his professional experience at the the business and employment-oriented company, working…

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New York Attorney General Report Says Crypto Exchanges are at Risk of Manipulation

A new report published by the New York Attorney General’s office on September 18 says that cryptocurrency exchanges are vulnerable to manipulation, conflicts of interest, and other consumer risks. The report represents the results of the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative” launched in April, when New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent letters to thirteen…

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Developer Completes “Proof-of-Life” Off-Grid Crypto Transaction Primed for Post-Apocalypse

A developer known as “Daniel Jones” on Twitter claims to have completed a solar-powered, off-grid crypto transaction using shortwave radio and blockchain, The Next Web reports Tuesday, September 18. The project was reportedly devised in response to the CallForCode challenge, which challenges tech innovators to improvise with existing tools in order to find relief solutions…

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China’s Central Bank Warns Investors of ICO, Crypto Risks

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has today, September 18, issued a new public notice “reminding” investors of the risks associated with Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and crypto trading. The notice, released from the bank’s headquarters in Shanghai, reiterates the severe line that has been adopted by the country’s Office for Special…

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SEC’s Chief Accountant: Firms With Digital Assets Still Need to Keep Their Books in Order

Wesley Bricker, chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has said that the advent of digital assets and blockchain technology does not change the “fundamental responsibility” of firms when it comes to their financial reporting activities. Bricker’s remarks were made as part of a speech delivered before the AICPA National Conference on…

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Major Content Delivery Network Introduces Decentralized Content Gateway

Major U.S.-based content delivery network (CDN) CloudFlare has introduced a new decentralized content gateway via its InterPlanetary File System (IPFS), the firm announced in a blog post September 17. The announcement was made during Cloudflare Crypto Week, a week devoted to the adoption of new cryptography-powered technologies. Cloudflare’s IPFS Gateway is the first product to…

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, September 17

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Mt.Gox, the bankrupt Bitcoin exchange that collapsed in…

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BBVA Executive: Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Perfect,’ But Often Used for Illicit Activities

Cryptocurrencies are "perfect", but are often used for bad purposes, executive chairman of multinational Spanish banking group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Francisco Gonzalez Rodriguez stated in an interview with CNBC Friday, September 14. Gonzalez has claimed that the world is going through "an incredible digital revolution" which will eventually lead to a new world…

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Former SpaceX Engineer Targets Consumer Traders With His LXDX Crypto Exchange

A former engineer at Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced his new firm LXDX would launch a public cryptocurrency exchange, Leaprate reports Monday, September 17. Previously engaged in automation and propulsion at SpaceX, Joshua Greenwald has since turned his attention to institutional-grade cryptocurrency trading.   While already operating for institutional investors, Greenwald now wishes to hook the…

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