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Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches Perpetual Swap

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 12/4/2018. Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx has announced on December 3 that it will officially launch a Perpetual Swap product. The derivative contract was aimed to widen the exchange's option for cryptocurrency investments other than spot and futures. The announcement was made during the OKE...
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G20 Countries Propose Cryptocurrency Taxation

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 12/3/2018. The G20 countries have published a joint declaration agreeing that the member countries will come together on the issue of cryptocurrency taxation. According to the declaration, the countries would continue to monitor the global economy, which is rapidly being digitalized, adding that it "would seek a consensus-b...
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Floyd Mayweather Jr., DJ Khaled Fined by SEC for ICO Promotion

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/30/2018. The Securits and Exchange Commission has announced on Thursday that it settled charges against Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled for not disclosing that they were paid to promote an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather failed to disclose promotional payment from three ICO issuers, includ...
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Coinbase Launched OTC Crypto Trading Desk

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/29/2018. U.S-based major cryptocurrency Coinbase launched its over the counter (OTC) trading desk for institutional clients. The OTC trading desk has not been announced officially but it's already live according to a report by Cheddar . In the report, Christine Sandler, head of sales at Coinbase stated: "We launched our ...
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Bitstamp Integrates Irisium’s Platform to Spot Market Manipulation

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/28/2018. Luxembourg-based Bitstamp will utilize a monitoring platform to spot suspicious activities.  The exchange has partnered with Irisium Ltd, a market surveillance firm, to improve reliability of its marketplace. Nejc Kodrič, CEO and founder of Bitstamp commented ,  "We are committed to crypto in the long-...
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Bitmain Faces $5 Million Lawsuit for Alleged Unauthorized Mining

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/27/2018. Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain was sued in the state of California for allegedly mining without customer's consent. A class action lawsuit was filed by Gor Gevorkyan from Los Angeles against both Bitmain's China- and U.S.-based entities in the federal court of the Northern District of California. The lawsui...
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Ohio to Accept Bitcoin as Tax Payment

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/26/2018. Ohio will become the first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments beginning this week. For now, only Ohio businesses will be able to use this service, eventually extending the initiative to individual filers. Businesses will need to register on the website OhioCrypto.com to pay their taxes. The website cites O...
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Chinese Crypto Mining Firms Selling Equipment by the Kilo

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/23/2018. For the past several weeks, Bitcoin prices have plunged to about $4300. Moreover, the whole crypto market have been taking a hit wiping billions in market capitalization over the past few weeks. Along with the dip, Bitcoin miners have been taken along the ride. Crypto mining has declined due to the drop in profi...
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Bitcoin Mining Host Giga Watt Files Chapter 11

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/22/2018. U.S.-based bitcoin mining firm Giga Watt has filed for bankruptcy in U.S. District Court in Spokane. The company filed Chapter 11 on Monday, Nov 19 claiming that the firm is "insolvent and unable to pay its debts when due." The company has listed its estimated assets of between $0-$50,000 with estimated liabilit...
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Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Launch Date Delayed

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/19/2018. Bakkt, Intercontinental Exchange's (ICE) global ecosystem for digital assets, have announced that it will delay its digital assets futures launch date. As previously reported , The Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract was originally planned to start trading in December 12 this year. On the official twitter...
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SIX Swiss Exchange Launches Cryptocurrency ETP

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/19/2018. Zurich-based SIX Swiss Exchange will list the world's first exchange traded product (ETP) tracking multiple cryptocurrencies. The ETP will start trading next week on the exchange Amun Crypto ETP (HODL), as it will be known, is an ETP that tracks the financial performance of the top and most liquid cryptocurrenci...
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Nvidia Q3 Results Dropped As Crypto Miners Demand Waned

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/16/2018. NVIDIA has announced its financial results for third quarter (Q3). The forecast sales for its fourth quarter is well below Wall Street expectations, According Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA, "Our near-term results reflect excess channel inventory post the crypto-currency boom." According to Reuters , NV...
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Major Oil Firms Partnering with Banks to Launch Platform for Commodities Trading

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/14/2018. Oil industry giants BP, Shell and Equinor are among the companies partnering to launch a blockchain platform to modernize physical energy post-trade processes. According to a report by S&P Global , the platform will be launched by the end of 2018. It aims to help companies move away from paper-based trading ...
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Stellar Lumens (XLM) Now the 5th Largest Cryptocurrency

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/13/2018. Stellar Lumens (XLM) has surpassed EOS to become the fifth largest cryptocurrency based on the market cap. Its market cap has crossed the $5 billion mark on November 11 ​ XLM has gradually been gaining traction despite a majority of cryptocurrencies has been registering losses this week. Some reports state that ...
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South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Zeniex Closes

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/12/2018. South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Zeniex announced that all their services will be terminated on November 23, 2018. The exchange advised their users to withdraw their digital assets before the deadline as the users will no longer be able to access it after the said date. In addition, the token ZXG will also b...
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EtherDelta Founder Charged by SEC for Operating Unregistered Exchange

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​ Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/09/2018. Zachary Coburn, co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta, was charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission with Operating an Unregistered Exchange. EtherDelta is a decentralized exchange that uses Ethereum-based smart contracts to execute trades. According to the statement, EtherDelta has been ...
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Cybersecurity Firm Ranks Kraken as the Safest Crypto Exchange

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/08/2018. Group-IB, a Moscow-based cybersecurity firm, has compiled a graded list of online cryptocurrency exchange according to the report by Nextweb . The research was done alongside CryptoIns, a crypto insurance platform. They found that Kraken to be the most secure exchange, while OKEx, Huobi Pro, and Coincheck as the...
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PBoC Warns Public Against Blockchain Investment Bubble

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/07/2018. People's Bank of China (PBoC) said that bubbles in blockchain financing are apparent.  ​PBoC stated in a form of a working paper that "the current bubble in the blockchain investment and financing sector is obvious. Speculation, market manipulation, and even violations of laws and regulations are common , e...
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Bitcoin Futures Volatility Hit Record Low

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/06/2018. Bitcoin Futures was the least volatile in October since the contracts were introduced nearly a year ago, according to Kevin Davitt, senior instructor for The Options Institute at Cboe Global Markets. In the video , he said:  "Last week, which ended on October 26, saw the least volatility yet with a 3 p...
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Nasdaq Says It Can Stop Cryptocurrency Market Manipulation

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/02/2018. NASDAQ, the second largest stock exchange in the world says that their surveillance technology will help eradicate manipulation and other scams flooding the cryptocurrency market. Bloomberg reported that in a paper released on Thursday, Nasdaq said that it has spent decades developing tools to police s...
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Binance Freezes Funds Linked to Russian Exchange WEX

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 11/01/2018. CEO of Binance Changpeng Zhao confirmed on twitter that they have frozen funds linked to Russian Exchange WEX after users claimed WEX was involved in money laundering. Zhao wrote: "The identified accounts are frozen, please report to law enforcement and have a case number. We will work with LE (Law Enforcement)....
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Venezuelan State Cryptocurrency Petro is Now for Sale for Fiat, Crypto

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/31/2018. Petro , Venezuela's state-owned cryptocurrency, is now available for trading. The announcement was made by Vicepresidencia de Economia through a tweet . According to the tweet, the coin is now available for sale to buyers which can be purchased for fiat money, specifically yuan, Euro, US Dollars and a number of ...
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NXMH Acquires Crypto Exchange Bitstamp

Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/30/2018. Bitstamp, EU's largest crypto trading platform by trading volume, has announced on October 29 that it has been acquired by NXMH. NXMH is a Belgium-based investment company and owned by South Korean Conglomerate NXC. The South Korean holding company also owns the rival cryptocurrency exchange Korbit. Bitstamp and...
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OKEx to Delist Over 50 Trading Pairs

Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/29/2018. OKEx, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange, will delist more than 50 trading pairs. The move was done due to weak liquidity and trading volume according to OKEx delisting guideline. The Hong Kong-based exchange said that it was "to create a robust trading environment and offer the best trading experience"....
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Ripple Reports Doubled Q3 XRP Sales

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/26/2018. Technology company Ripple has reported that its XRP token sales revenue have doubled in the third quarter (Q3) compared to the second quarter (Q2) of 2018. ​ ​ In the Q3 2018 XPR Markets Report , Ripple announced it has sold $163.33 million of XRP in Q3, up from $73.33 million in Q2. The biggest chunk came from ...
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Tether Destroys 500 Million USDT

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/25/2018. Tether, the company behind the largest stablecoin USDT, announced on October 24 that it destroyed 500 million USDT from the Tether treasury wallet. The announcement also added that this will leave the approximately 466 million remaining USDT in the wallet in preparation for future USDT issuances. According ...
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Coinbase to List First Stablecoin

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/24/2018. Coinbase Inc, one of the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, announced that it will support USD Coin stablecoin (USDC). This makes the first stablecoin for trade on the platform. Coinbase customers in supported jurisdictions can now buy, sell, send and receive the USDC at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase iOS a...
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ICE's Crypto Trading Platform Bakkt to Launch Bitcoin Futures

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/23/2018. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), leading operator of global exchanges, has announced that it will launch Bitcoin Futures on its platform Bakkt. ​ Bakkt is a global network to enable you to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets backed by Intercontinental Exchange's financial market infrastructure and technolo...
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China's Richest Includes Crypto Businessmen

​ Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/22/2018. Jack Ma, founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding has once again been named as China's wealthiest entrepreneur according to Hurun Research Institute . The list was issued on October 10 unsurprisingly included 14 new names from the blockchain space. The blockchain industry is the fastest growing in terms of rep...
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Federal Court Fines Trading Firm, CEO with $2.5m for Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/19/2018. A New York federal court ordered Staten Island-based Gelfman Blueprint Inc. (GBI) and its CEO Nicholas Gelfman to pay over $2.5 million for operating a Ponzi scheme. The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed the charges against GBI in September 2017. GBI and Nicholas Gelfman solicited more than $60...
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Tron (TRX) Announces Partnership with Baidu

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/18/2018. TRON (TRX) has announced on Twitter that it is joining forces with China's internet giant Baidu to work on cloud computing resources. ​ The official tweet conveyed: ​ ​ "#TRON is joining forces with Internet service giant Baidu and will continue to work with large cloud service providers to offer blockchain solu...
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Ethereum-Based Token 0x Goes Live on Coinbase

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/17/2018. San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase has announced  the listing of 0x (ZRC). 0x is the first ERC-20 token available to buy, sell, send, receive or store on Coinbase.com. The token will also be available on the platform's Android and iOS apps. According to the blog post by Dan Romero, VP and GM of Coinbase ...
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Financial Services Giant Fidelity is Launching a Crypto Trading Platform

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/16/2018. United States financial services giant Fidelity Investments has announced that it will launch a new crypto trading platform called Fidelity Digital Assets. The new crypto arm will provide enterprise-grade custody solutions, a cryptocurrency trading execution platform and institutional advising services 24 hours ...
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Hong Kong SFC to Introduce Crypto Regulation

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/15/2018. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong has announced that it will introduce crypto regulation in its jurisdiction to tighten investor protection. In an interview, current chair Carlson Tong Ka-shing told South China Morning Post (SCMP) that SFC is not considering a total ban on cryptocurrency p...
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Bithumb Sells Stake in $350 Million Deal

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/12/2018. Bithumb, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, has been sold to Singapore-based BK Global Consortium. According to a report by Bloomberg , Kim's BK Global Consortium signed a deal to buy 50 percent plus one share of BTC Holding Co., the largest investor in Bithumb's operator, for ...
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Cryptocurrency Yobit Announced Plans to Pump Random Coins

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/11/2018. Russia based cryptocurrency exchange has announced on Twitter that it will randomly pump coins to artificially drive up their prices. The tweet said "we will buy one random coin for 1 btc every 1-2 mins 10 times (total buy amount – 10 btc)." The exchange has added a countdown timer on when the pump would happen....
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Mastercard Patent Would Support Multi-Currency Blockchain

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/10/2018. Mastercard has been awarded a patent for a proposed blockchain that would support multiple types of currency. The document was first filed on July 2016 and was awarded on October 9 th by the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). According to the patent , "the transaction records stored in the blocks...
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Dubai to Launch Blockchain Payments

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/9/2018. Citizens and residents of Dubai will soon be able to make payments using emcredit's emCash for goods, services, and utilities. In order make this happen, emcredit, Dubai's credit union, has partnered with blockchain payment provider Pundi X, and Ebooc Fintech & Loyalty Labs LLC. According to the press release...
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Bitfinex Denies Insolvency Rumors

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/8/2018. Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex denied media reports of insolvency claims. According to Cointelegraph "Bitfinex's rebuttal comes in the wake of last week's reports that the exchange's banking partner, Puerto Rico's Noble Bank International, is seeking a buyer and had lost both Bitfinex and affili...
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Coinbase's Institutional Platform Head is Leaving the Company

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/5/2018. Adam White, leader of Coinbase's institutional platform group, is leaving the company. A company spokesman told Bloomberg in an email, "While we're extremely sad to see him go, we're also confident in that group's ability to keep executing on the vision that he laid out to be the most trusted venue for institutio...
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The FIX at 4 - Daily Market Recap 10/4/2018

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  Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/4/2018 -- Total Cryptos Portal, which hosts Total News, has been redesigned.  For this reason we had to pause our The FIX at 4 for several days.  In expectation of our big product launch, we wanted to work out the bugs on the new design before going live.  Today an interesting development from the D...
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US Brokerage Firm TD Ameritrade Invests in Cryptocurrency Exchange ErisX

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/04/2018. US stock brokerage giant TD Ameritrade Holding Corp has invested in a new cryptocurrency exchange ErisX. TD Ameritrade clients can already trade bitcoin futures over the CBOE Futures Exchange. ErisX will initially allow trading in bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum and litecoin. The new exchange will also allow cli...
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Ubisoft Joins Other Companies to Form Blockchain Gaming Alliance

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/03/2018. ​  Gaming company Ubisoft have joined other leading blockchain companies to form Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA). As reported by gamesindustry.biz , the founding members of BGA are: ​ Gabby Dizon - Alto chairman and co-founder Alex Amsel - Fig head of blockchain strategy Dan Biton - Gimli co-founder Manon Bu...
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ShapeShift CEO Refutes WSJ Report of Money Laundering Through the Exchange

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 10/02/2018. Erik Vorhees, CEO of altcoin exchange Shapeshift, has refuted Wall Street Journal's report that the exchange is providing a platform to criminals to launder money. According to the report, it identified $88.6 million laundered through 46 exchanges and Shapeshift has processed nearly $9 million of the suspect fun...
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The FIX at 4 - Daily Market Recap 9/28/2018 Regulatory Crackdown in full swing

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  Total News – Atlanta, GA 9/28/2018 - A busy day for Crypto regulators, the SEC filed charges against Crypto broker 1pool LTD / 1broker: Washington D.C., Sept. 27, 2018 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed charges against an international securities dealer and its Austria-based CEO for allegedly violating the federal securitie...
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Crypto Exchange Zebpay Halts Trading

Total News – Atlanta, GA 9/28/2018. Zebpay, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in India by volume, has announced it is shutting down its trading service starting 4PM today (28 th September). The company announced in a tweet today that it will cancel unexecuted orders and no new order will be accepted. The cancelled, unexecuted orders will be credi...
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The FIX at 4 - Daily Market Recap 9/27/2018 Crypto Task Force delayed

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  Total News – Atlanta, GA 9/27/2018 As reported first here on Total News, Baidu has released it's first whitepaper on Blockchain.   Baidu is a traditional search company - it would be the equivalent of Google releasing a Whitepaper.  It is interesting that this happens around the same time that Bitmain filed for an IPO.   ...
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Baidu Releases First Blockchain White Paper

Total News – Atlanta, GA 9/27/2018 – Chinese tech giant Baidu has released its first 'Baidu Blockchain White Paper V1.0' on Wednesday, September 26. This focused on the architecture and implementation mode of a 'Super Chain (XuperChain)' network system. The paper introduces the idea of commercializing the Baidu cloud blockchain Blockchain-as-a...
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Bitmain files for IPO in Hong Kong

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 9/26/2018 -- Bitmain, the world's largest and most significant manufacturer of mining hardware, has filed for an IPO.   This event is significant for many reasons:   1) In any filing, we get to see more info than what we previously knew, because of disclosure rules companies have to open themselves up more th...
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The FIX at 4 - Daily Market Recap 9/26/2018 Google pumps Coinbase

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Total News – Atlanta, GA 9/26/2018 - An interesting day indeed, Google has announced that it will allow 'regulated' companies to post ads on their platform.   Of course, that includes Coinbase, perhaps almost exclusively, which is owned by Google.  It seems that there are many interesting coincidences, from the origins of Google being fun...
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