Circle Invest Adds Zcash Trading in Bid to Compete with Coinbase

Goldman Sachs-backed fintech startup, Circle has announced that it will be adding Zcash to its Circle Invest platform. The platform, released following beta testing in March, aims to compete with Coinbase, providing users with instant, commission-free crypto asset trading. It provides a simple service that lets users buy cryptocurrencies with ease. Circle Invest users can

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UNICEF Wants to Use Your CPU to Mine Monero to Raise Funds for Children

UNICEF Australia, an organization that is dedicated to humanitarian aid for disadvantaged children, is shining the spotlight on a good cause while simultaneously seizing an opportunity for an added revenue stream through cryptocurrency mining. The agency has launched The HopePage, which is designed to use the CPUs of local website visitors to perform cryptocurrency mining,

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US Central Bank Explains How Bitcoin is Like ‘Regular Currency’

Christine Smith, a content strategist with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, suggests bitcoin is less “exotic” and more boring than people may think. Bitcoin’s two use cases are as a store of value and a currency, the latter of which Smith uses to argue a trio of reasons why the leading digital currency

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CFTC Chairman J. Christopher ‘Cryptodad’ Giancarlo to Retire After Term Ends in 2019

The top markets regulator in the United States has confirmed that he will retire following the expiration of his term in 2019, depriving the cryptocurrency industry of one of the Washington establishment’s friendliest voices. Speaking with financial publication IFLR at last week’s International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) annual general meeting, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Dubai Police Arrest Suspects Behind $1.9 Million Bitcoin Heist

Dubai police have apprehended a gang of ten individuals alleged to have stolen Dh7 million (approx. $1.9 million) from two victims in an armed theft involving the purchase of bitcoin. The victims, incidentally two brothers, sought to buy bitcoin worth AED 7 million in a peer-to-peer exchange that saw ten individuals purporting to be sellers

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