By CCN Markets: What could possibly bring the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission together? Elon Musk it seems! Late Sunday, the tech billionaire posted a tweet saying ‘just deleted my Twitter account’. This came after an intense weekend during which Musk was heavily criticized for posting an image created by an anime artist without giving due credit. However, it was not clear whether Musk was playing a prank as his Twitter account was still visible several hours after announcing the move. Elon Musk Goes on a Twitter Rage with Anime Artists Musk’s weekend roasting came about after he posted artwork
If you are keeping funds on a cryptocurrency platform such as a centralized exchange it is highly advisable you make sure your accounts are as safe as possible. Using a physical security key can greatly help with this as well as safeguarding other private services such as email and cloud storage.
In February 2018, the Supreme Court of Israel issued a temporary injunction order forbidding a major bank in the country from halting the activity of a local cryptocurrency exchange. Now the bank has been forced to accept that the company’s account will remain open indefinitely.
Over the last two days, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have noticed a Twitter handle called @Bitcoininfo tipping a bunch of random individuals and nonprofit organizations significant amounts of BCH. The Twitter profile with 107,000 followers revealed on April 26 that it gave away $ 10,000 in BCH using the tipping bot Tippr.
On March 23, the Twitter handle @Bitcoin became mired in controversy after BTC supporters complained about the account and attempted to get the profile shut down. The operator of the Bitcoin Twitter profile has also accused the social media platform of manipulating matters by placing restrictions on the account and limiting its overall traffic.
I had the opportunity to participate on a legal panel with David Silver at the Unconfiscatable: Bitcoin Not Blockchain Conference put on by Tone Vays in Las Vegas. It was quite an honor to be part of it; the conference was hands down the best Bitcoin event I’ve attended since Jason King hosted Coins in the Kingdom back in October 2014.
At the end of the panel, we opened up for a Q&A and one of the questions was something I had never considered before. The gentleman asked if, after moving his bitcoin off Coinbase and onto his cold storage, he would be required to file a Foreign Bank Account Report (“FBAR”) because the bitcoin is located on all the nodes across the world.
The blockchain-powered blogging platform Steemit is being accused of centralization and censorship. On Jan. 7, 2019, the hacker group The Dark Overlord had its account banned from Steemit by a developer known as ‘Jredbeard’ for violating the company’s terms of service agreement.
Coinbase is hailed as a paragon of the cryptocurrency industry, its CEO’s every utterance amplified and its every coin listing over-analyzed. Lauded for introducing millions of people to cryptocurrency, Coinbase is regarded as a net good for the crypto space. But there’s a less savory side to the San Francisco exchange that’s seen prominent customers have their accounts frozen without warning.
The SEC-registered investment advisor Wealthfront has recently announced that it now supports Coinbase wallets and accounts. Wealthfront users will now be able to use the financial planning tool to track their cryptocurrencies. Wealthfront has created this feature as it’s one of the “most requested” by their clientele who are looking to expand into the emerging
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Robinhood, the crypto-friendly stock trading application, recently launched a plan to offer checking and savings accounts. The accounts have a minimum 3% interest. It is part of their plan to become the world’s most used financial technology application. Co-CEO Baiju Bhatt said to CNBC at the time of the announcement: “If we roll this product
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, the New York-based startup that provides crypto collateralized loans, has raised additional funds to expand its services. The startup announced that it has received an additional $ 4 million in its recent funding round in a company blog post.
The recently revealed funding round comes some months after the company raised $ 52.5 million in a round led by Galaxy Digital, including $ 1.55 million in funding from ConsenSys Ventures and PJC prior.
Akuna Capital led today’s funding round, with participation from other investors, including Digital Galaxy Ventures, Susquehanna Government Products, Morgan Creek Digital and others.
Google has become the latest victim of the rampant bitcoin “giveaway” scams proliferating on Twitter. For a little over ten minutes on Tusesday, the Twitter account of the online search giant’s suite of productivity apps and tools, G Suite, was hacked and used to promote a fraudulent bitcoin giveaway. Initially reported by Hard Fork, the
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A number of high profile, verified Twitter accounts including retail giant Target and The Body Shop were hacked in what appears to be a coordinated campaign to promote yet another iteration of the now-ubiquitous crypto giveaway scam. A series of tweets by verified Twitter handles endorsing the bitcoin giveaway scam were highlighted by a number of
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Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has filed a lawsuit against a mystery hacker who allegedly stole bitcoin from one of the firm’s cryptocurrency exchange accounts. According to the suit, which the China-based Bitmain filed on Nov. 7 in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington, the unknown hacker infiltrated Bitmain’s Binance account in
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Bitcoin Max, a Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange, has recently seen two banks in the country, Santander and Banco do Brasil, reopen its accounts following preliminary decisions made by Brazil’s Federal District Court. They reportedly reopened the exchange’s accounts to avoid paying fines. Banks Reopen Crypto Exchange Accounts According to local news outlet Portal do Bitcoin, failing
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Twitter took the unusual step of locking Elon Musk’s account yesterday after the billionaire Space X and Tesla founder posted a lighthearted tweet asking a follower if they would like to buy bitcoin. Revealing this in a tweet posted earlier today, Musk said: Twitter thought I got hacked & locked my account haha — Elon
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Two women have been arrested in connection with a March home invasion in Killingly, CT, where victims were not only robbed but also allegedly pistol-whipped and attacked with an electric cattle prod. The incident, police said, was the tragic culmination of a dispute involving a bitcoin account. Incident Details Apparently, the home invasion occurred because
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Some traders are afraid of Bitcoin price predictions and technical analyses — and for a good reason. Over time, Bitcoin has proven to be volatile if given the right conditions. One man claims he can predict this coin’s flux, and uses bacteria to illustrate the process.
Bitcoin Predictions, In General
While you can’t really think this in terms of black or white, it seems obvious that only a certain category of crypto enthusiasts venture to accurately forecast the price of Bitcoin (BTC) 00 and other cryptocurrencies. Besides, there’s no “better” or “worse” way of doing it: experience and vast market knowledge are valuable, as are cold stats. What matters more is the person who does it and the logic underpinning their decision.
German blockchain banking service Bitwala is set to launch the first-ever platform that will enable the management of both euro deposits and bitcoin funds within the same bank account. This system is planned to kick off by November with an estimated 30,000 customers who have already signed up for the service. The biggest initial investor
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