Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split

With a touch more than three months left until the next Bitcoin Cash upgrade, crypto proponents have been witnessing a new quarrel rise after last year’s contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). This time around, the tensions derive from the Difficulty Algorithm Adjustment (DAA) discussion which is a conversation about replacing the network’s current DAA. Every[…]

Orchid: Bringing Decentralization to VPNs

Whenever we browse the web, read news online, or purchase a new pair of glasses from an e-commerce store, we leave traces. These traces sometimes show us content that actually provides us with value, but more often the information we leave is used in concerning ways with scandals like Cambridge Analytica just forming the tip[…]

Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 Worldwide

The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. Nearly 9,000 Bitcoin ATMs There are currently 8,947 cryptocurrency ATMs and 211,239 non-ATM locations you can buy[…]

Government Official Updates Progress of India’s Cryptocurrency Law

A government official has reportedly confirmed that a “note” regarding the legal framework for cryptocurrency in India has been forwarded to related ministries for inter-ministerial discussions. It would then be presented to the cabinet for approval. Status of Indian Crypto Bill India’s cryptocurrency bill is back in the limelight on Tuesday after Moneycontrol reported on[…]

India Proposes Amnesty for Citizens Holding Unreported Gold

The Indian Ministry of Finance has reportedly proposed an amnesty program for citizens holding unreported gold. The government plans to ask people to declare all their gold stashes to tax authorities and pay levies. The proposition has been made to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. New Gold Amnesty Program Proposed India’s Ministry of Finance is considering[…]

Putin Signs Law Giving Cryptocurrency Legal Status in Russia

Russia’s bill to regulate cryptocurrencies has been signed into law by President Vladimir Putin. The new law gives legal status to cryptocurrency but prohibits its use as a means of payment. Russian Crypto Bill Signed Into Law Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law Friday the bill that regulates digital financial asset (DFA) transactions, Russian[…]

Coinbase Reviewing 19 Crypto Assets for Listing, Including Wrapped Bitcoin and Paxos Gold

Crypto exchange Coinbase said Friday that it is reviewing 19 cryptocurrencies for possible listing. These new assets are: Ampleforth, Band Protocol, Balancer, Blockstack, Curve, Fetch.ai, Flexacoin, Helium, Hedera Hashgraph, Kava, Melon, Ocean Protocol, Paxos Gold, Reserve Rights, tBTC, The Graph, Theta, Uma, and Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC). Coinbase said the review process includes “significant technical and[…]