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Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange ‘Expert’ Might Hold the Keys to Russia’s U.S. Election Meddling

Russian citizen Alexander who is being held in a jail in Greece could shed light on the ongoing investigation over Russia’s interference with the U.S. politics. According to a report in Bloomberg, Vinnik, 38, may be aware of how Russians in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs used Bitcoin to obscure their money trail.

Crypto Exchange ShapeShift Rolls Out Membership Program, Will Collect Users’ Personal Information

Cryptocurrency and digiital asset exchange ShapeShift has announced it is launching a membership program for its users. While optional at first, this program will soon become a mandatory feature and require basic personal information to be collected.

IBM Introduces ‘Near Real-Time’ Blockchain Payment Network Based on Stellar Protocol

IBM’s Blockchain World Wire (BWW) payment network is out of beta, promising simultaneous clearing and settlement of cross-border payments in “near real-time.” Based on Stellar blockchain, BWW attempts to negate banking intermediaries that add complexity and cost to the traditional international payments systems.

Crypto Wallet Abra Adds Support for European Bank Accounts

Cryptocurrency wallet and exchange Abra today announced its support for Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) bank accounts. With this announcement, users from European countries can now initiate direct transfers from their bank accounts and invest in any of the 28 cryptocurrencies supported on Abra.

Deutsche Börse Creates a Dedicated Blockchain Unit

Deutsche Börse, the operator of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, has formed a new unit to further advance its work into the transformational potential of blockchain technology. Deutsche Börse, a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities, has been exploring potential applications of blockchain and implications of cryptocurrencies. In 2016, the Frankfurt Stock […]

Decentralized Exchange Altcoin.io Raises Close to $1 Million in Funding

Altcoin.io, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in San Diego, announced it raised nearly $1 million through WeFunder in its bid to become the world’s safest platform for exchanging digital value.

New Research Links Bitcoin Price Changes to Google Search Activity

A new research examining the relationship between Bitcoin prices, Google searches for the cryptocurrency and the introduction of futures markets has been released by Joost van der Burgt, a fintech policy advisor for De Nederlandsche Bank (the central bank of the Netherlands).

Russian Police Confiscates Bitcoin ATMs in a Major Swoop Across the Country

Russian company BBFpro had two dozens of Bitcoin ATMs confiscated by law enforcement with no explanations or advance inquiry from the prosecutors.

Dogecoin Soars Over 140% In Three Days as Dogethereum Smart Contracts Launch Nears

Dogecoin moved to the 21st place in CoinMarketCap rankings on Saturday, September 1, following an impressive price run growth which saw this “joke coin” gaining over 140 percent over the last three days and reaching 0.00000085 BTC on several exchanges.

You Can Now Buy Fruits and Vegetables with Bitcoin in Kyiv

Famous Bessarabian market in the heart of Ukraine’s capital, the city of Kyiv, is now offering an option of purchasing fruits and vegetables with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies using decentralized payment protocol Paytomat.

Cboe Reportedly Close to Launching Ethereum Futures

Cboe Global Markets, which in December last year made Bitcoin futures available for trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), is now preparing to launch Ethereum (ETH) futures.

World’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Pool Launches Ethereum and Ethereum Classic Operation

BTC.com, the world’s largest Bitcoin mining pool, has announced it is expanding its offerings to include Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC).