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Platform Launched in Belarus to Allow Users Buy Traditional Assets with Bitcoin

VP Capital and Larnabel Ventures, two information technology-focused venture firms in crypto-friendly Belarus have launched a platform that makes it possible for users to buy tokenized traditional assets such as gold, oil, shares of companies and more, using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, reported Reuters on January 15, 2019.   Belarusians Now Buying

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Major Indian Bank Threatens to Close Accounts of Users Transacting in Crypto: Report

Kotak Mahindra Bank — India's second largest private sector bank by market cap — is allegedly requiring account holders to refrain from dealings in cryptocurrency. The claim was made by Twitter user “Indian CryptoGirl” (@Desicryptohodlr) in a tweet posted Jan. 8.According to the screenshot provided in Indian CryptoGirl’s tweet, Kotak

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Two Alleged Ethereum ‘Scam Forks’ Appropriating Users’ Private Keys, Report Finds

Altcoins Ethereum Nowa (ETN) and Ethereum Classic Vision (ETCV) are reportedly appropriating the private keys of users trying to redeem their allegedly forked coins. The suspected scam was covered in a report sent to Cointelegraph by the Guarda Wallet development team on Jan. 11.The official website of the Ethereum Nowa

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Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Stolen From Electrum Users, Litecoin Sponsors UFC

While the holiday spirit was in full swing over the past week, the crypto industry maintained its unrelenting drive for growth and adoption. The Litecoin Foundation divulged a sponsorship with the UFC, while Bitcoin’s Lightning Network continued to swell. However, it hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, as the Electrum

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Coinbase Launches Program to Educate Users About Crypto ‘Beyond Bitcoin’

Major United States-based crypto wallet provider and exchange service Coinbase has launched an educational project that lets users earn cryptocurrency as they learn about it. The program, dubbed “Coinbase Earn,” was announced in an official blog post Dec. 19.Coinbase Earn has launched in an invite-only mode, with an initial focus

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Bitcoin Beats Google Trends in 2018 as Internet Users Seek to Know ‘What It Is’

Google data shows ‘What is Bitcoin?’ was the most popular search question in the United States and United Kingdom for 2018, showing Bitcoin (BTC) has topped public consciousness online this year.Capping various achievements in search rankings over the past twelve months, Bitcoin’s latest price volatility saw interest in understanding it

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