Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher Learning

Digital Currency Donors and Crypto-Backed Endowments Fuel Higher LearningDigital asset holders and organizations have been donating funds to a number of well-known universities. These days a slew of popular colleges like Stanford, MIT, Cornell, Puget Sound, and Princeton all accept digital currency donations or have high-net-worth crypto backers funding these schools. On the flip side of higher education, many of the world’s prestigious […]

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State Treasurer: Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC

Ohio Companies Now Paying Tax in BTC, Says State TreasurerTreasurer in the U.S. state of Ohio Robert Sprague has revealed that at least two companies have paid their taxes using bitcoin since the state launched its cryptocurrency payment platform in December. Sprague did not disclose details pertaining to the amount or companies involved, citing confidentiality. Also read: Liechtenstein Bank Creates Cryptocurrency Trading Platform for […]

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Wealth Manager: Pot Stocks Will Mimic Crypto Bubble – But Won’t Crash Like Bitcoin

Wealth manager Carol Pepper says cannabis stocks are the next “huge growth area” in alternative investing. With an actual physical product, pot stocks could soar like Bitcoin in 2017, but unlike the cryptocurrency, they won’t follow that boom with a bust. Pot Stocks Earn Bump from Legalization Progress Recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018, opening the North American market to pot companies and laying the groundwork for cannabis-infused drinks and other products. The US could quickly follow Canada’s trailblazing. Though it’s still banned at the federal level, ten US states and the District of Columbia have

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Scammers Net Over $300,000 in Bitcoin “Sextortion” Attack

According to research conducted by UK cyber crime investigation firm Digital Shadows and reported in The Next Web, cyber criminals have managed to generate around $332,000 in Bitcoin from an email-based blackmail scam. These funds were sent from over 3,100 unique Bitcoin addresses. The scam was first reported in 2017. However, the popularity of the

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UK Auction House to Sell $400,000 in Dark Web Bitcoin

Wilsons Auction House in the UK will be hosting a cryptocurrency auction for roughly 315 coins. The coins are spread across Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, and Bitcoin Cash. A full day long, the auction will begin on February 28. Originally seized by Belgian authorities, the coins were related to a dark web market. They have an estimated value of around 300,000 pounds sterling or close to USD$400,000. Wilsons was previously the first to auction Monero, about 167 of them, which sold for less than 10,000 pounds. The company says on its website that the contract attracted significant attention. “The contract, which

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Analyst Claims Bitcoin Must Break Above $4,000 Or BTC Will Face Strong Rejection

Bitcoin is once again beginning to creep towards its strong resistance level at $4,000 following a relatively involatile trading session over the past couple of days. Although BTC has seen some incredibly bullish momentum over the past few weeks and has firmly established the low-$3,000 region as a strong level of support, its upwards ascent

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BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger StrikeThe alleged operator of the infamous BTC-e exchange, Alexander Vinnik, has terminated his hunger strike more than 80 days after he started the protest against his detention in Greece. Vinnik’s condition is serious and he needs specialized medical attention to recuperate. Also read: Cryptocurrency Exchange Exmo Opens Branch in Turkey Russia’s Ombudsman Visits Vinnik in […]

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Bitcoin Volatility Uncharacteristically Low: What’s Causing the Lack of Excitement?

The Bitcoin price has become relatively stable over the last few weeks. In fact, according to Buy Bitcoin Worldwide, the 30-day volatility index for BTC is now at 2.55% — the lowest since July. What does this drop in volatility mean for Bitcoin? Could it serve as a driver for further merchant adoption or is

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Bitcoin Price (BTC) Undervalued By Nearly $34K According to Infamous Dickline

Bitcoin’s recent bullish rally has helped the leading crypto asset return to mean after $6K support was penetrated by bears. Given its potential, it’s clear to see that Bitcoin is currently undervalued by most analyst’s standards. Bitcoin price predictions place the number one crypto by market cap in the hundreds of thousands, with some estimates

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Bitcoin Expert Eviscerates US Treasury’s ‘Fascist’ Crypto Blacklist

In a discussion about the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control’s addition of cryptocurrency addresses to the “no pay list,” Bitcoin speaker and celebrity Andreas Antonopoulos called the move “completely useless” and “fundamentally fascist.” US Treasury Blackballs Bitcoin, Petro Addresses Not just Iranian Bitcoin addresses have been added to OFAC’s list, but several other blockchains as well, including the Petro. OFAC’s database is not searchable by address, which led the Let’s Talk Bitcoin host to suggest that it should somehow be fed into crypto nodes so that wallets can automatically warn users. Antonopoulos pointed out that a typical

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