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Looming Death Cross Suggests Bitcoin May Be Nearing Price Bottom An impending death cross, a bearish but lagging indicator, suggests bitcoin could be nearing a major bottom.

Japanese Companies to Launch Trial of a Local Crypto Mitsubishi Research Institute and Kintetsu Group, an Osaka-based railway company, have teamed up to issue a local digital currency in Japan's Mie Prefecture. Announced on Wednesday by the research institute, the coin will be pegged to Japanese yen to eliminate the unnecessary fluctuation of the value of cryptocurrencies.

Binance Hikes Leverage to 125x for Launch of Bitcoin-Tether Futures Binance's futures exchange is raising leverage to 125x with the launch of bitcoin /tether contracts today. The cryptocurrency exchange first announced its futures platform in early July, at the time hinting it would allow 20x leverage. Now, futures traders can now choose leveraged positions between 1x and 125x, it said Friday.

Serious Dark Web Warning Issued After Tor Browser Users Have Bitcoin Stolen Now, researchers are warning a version of the widely-used, privacy-focused Tor Browser has been used to spy on users and steal their bitcoin. Bitcoin's near-anonymous nature means it is an attractive target for cyber criminals.

Global Crisis Looms as IMF Report Cites Its Own Policy as Dangerous In a new report by the International Monetary Fund entitled "Global Financial Stability Report: Lower for Longer," the group gives an overview of the current debt-ridden and precarious state of affairs in global economics.

Bitcoin Has Failed But Global Stablecoins a Threat, Say BIS and G7 However, the October report, argues that widely adopted asset-pegged cryptocurrencies, or stablecoins, such as Libra are a growing threat to monetary policy, financial stability and competition.

Bitcoin Privacy Is the Only 'Big Question' for Devs, Says Poolin CEO Protecting users from government seizures and coercion of miners is paramount for Bitcoin, says Kevin Pan.

What to Make of the SEC's Latest Bitcoin ETF Rejection The bitcoin market isn't yet mature enough to support an exchange-traded fund. So said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last week when it rejected Bitwise's bitcoin ETF proposal in a mammoth 112-page order that included more than 500 footnotes.

BitBay Operator Gains Estonia License, Planning to Launch IEO Platform Pinewood Estonia OÜ has become the new operator of crypto exchange BitBay after gaining two regulatory licenses from Estonian regulators. "Our licensed payment provider BitBay Pay has been serving clients from Estonia for almost a year.

Ex-CEO of Google Africa: Bitcoin a 'Gift' That Will Change Humanity Computer scientist and general manager of WeWork South Africa, Stafford Masie, has said that Bitcoin will change the future of humanity more than any other technological innovation. In a keynote delivered at the SingularityU South Africa Summit on Oct.

Binance Burns $36.7M in BNB After 2nd-Most Profitable Quarter Ever Binance burns BNB tokens equivalent to 20 percent of its profits each quarter, a practice that the exchange plans to continue until one of two things happens: there are just 100 million BNB left, or just 50 percent of the original total supply of BNB remain.

Bitcoin Back Under $8K - Next Is $7.4K If Support Zone Breaks: Analyst 18 - Bitcoin has lost support at $8,000 again after a brief recovery ended up further downward selling pressure. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360. Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD briefly hit $7,850 on Friday before rebounding to just above $7,900.

Bitcoin's Irreversibility Challenges International Private Law: Legal Scholar A German law professor has argued that permissionless networks such as Bitcoin pose the greatest challenge when it comes to applying private law to the blockchain. In an Oct. 18 article entitled Who Owns Bitcoin?

SEC vs. Telegram: Will Gram Tokens Ever Be Distributed? In Gerard's opinion, "SAFTs were always a silly idea." "This complaint makes it clear the SEC was never going to take it seriously," he told Finance Magnates.

Tourists in Popular Japanese Region Could Soon Use a Local Cryptocurrency Mitsubishi Research Institute and an Osaka-based railway company are issuing a local cryptocurrency for use in a popular tourist area in Japan's Mie Prefecture. The MRI, formed in 1970 by Mitsubishi Group companies, said on Wednesday that the token, dubbed Kintetsu Shimakaze Coin, will be utilizing blockchain and is available only from Nov.

Huobi to Open Fiat Gateways in Turkey With Lira-USDT Pair Crypto exchange Huobi is set to open fiat gateways in Turkey amid its expansion in the country earlier this year. Reported by Coindesk, the exchange will enable fiat transactions only for the purchase of USDT and will offer around 250 trading pairs against the stablecoin.

'Dismal' Bitcoin Volumes Could Signal A Perfect Storm Combined with the recent slump in the bitcoin price, which has dragged on the wider market, the nascent cryptocurrency industry could be headed for a perfect storm. The bitcoin and cryptocurrency industry is facing threats from all sides.

US Senator Praises Anchorage for Remaining in Libra Association London Summit 2019 Launches the Latest Era in FX and Fintech - Join Now. South Dakota has previously been recognized as a leader of cryptocurrency-related legislative efforts within the US. The state is home to the country's first "Trust Task Force", and BitGo has been based in South Dakota since 2018.

Crypto Exchange Upbit's Operator Eyes Blockchain in OTC Securities Trading Dunamu, the operator of the Upbit crypto exchange, is releasing a new app this month in South Korea for trading unlisted securities with a plan to utilize blockchain in the first half of next year.

SEC Wants Second Look at Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Proposal Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing its order issued last week pertaining to a rejected proposal for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund. The proposal was filed by NYSE Arca for the Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Trust. Meanwhile, the SEC is also evaluating a proposed rule change for a different type of bitcoin ETF.

Cambodia's Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross Border Payments Cambodia's Central Bank wants to slash the cost of cross-border payments and is studying how its in-house digital wallet, the Hyperledger Iroha-powered Bakong, might get the job done.

Huobi Plans to Open Fiat Gateway with Lira-Tether Pairing in Turkey Global crypto exchange Huobi plans to roll out a fiat gateway in Turkey that could increase access to more than 250 cryptocurrencies for local investors.

Major Bitcoin Miner Warns The Cryptocurrency Needs Better Privacy The CEO of one of the top three Bitcoin mining pools recently stated that Bitcoin needs better privacy in order to avoid a potential regulatory clampdown. The comments were made by Poolin CEO Kevin Pan in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine.

Alleged Las Vegas Scammer Charged for $11 Million Crypto Binary Options Ponzi A Las Vegas man is charged with raising at least $11 million from cryptocurrency investors he promised to trade binary options for, and make gains of up to 300%. According to the charges the money was sent from new clients to previous ones in a classic Ponzi scheme manner.

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