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Venezuela: Maduro Announces Pre-Sale of Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Tuesday that February 20 will be the date of the pre-sale of the country’s new cryptocurrency, created to outdo the effects of the international blockade imposed by the United States and the European Union. “Six weeks ago I announced the creation of the Venezuelan cryptocurrency,”…

Samsung Is Now Building Bitcoin Mining Chips

Samsung has started mass producing bitcoin mining chips in partnership with an unidentified Chinese mining company. The news was reported by South Korean news outlet The Bell yesterday, citing unnamed Samsung officials as its source. Samsung was slated to start mass producing the chips – called application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)…

Ex-CFTC Commissioner Joins Crypto Exchange as Regulatory Adviser

Bart Chilton, the former commissioner of the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is doubling down on his stated desire for a regulated market to foster the development of cryptocurrency trading. The former U.S. government regulator announced on Jan. 23 that he will join the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Omega…

Cryptocurrency Activities Will Be Legal and Tax Free in Belarus Starting in March

The decree signed by Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko which legalizes cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings, and smart contracts, will enter into force in March. Cryptocurrency activities are not restricted by the decree and will be tax exempt until 2023. The decree which legalizes cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs) and smart contracts…

Blockchain Launches Bitcoin Selling Service in 22 US States

Bitcoin enthusiasts living in the United States have multiple options at their disposal for buying and selling cryptocurrencies. Even so, there is still plenty of room for future improvements and competing services. Blockchain, the renowned Bitcoin wallet provider, has partnered with SFOX to make it more convenient to buy and…

Russian Bill Requires Deputies to Declare Their Cryptocurrency Investments

The bill for the regulation of cryptocurrencies in Russia submitted by the finance ministry and the central bank requires State Duma deputies to declare their cryptocurrency investments. Currently, government officials are not required to declare their crypto holdings, according to a recent announcement by the Russian Ministry of Labor. Bill…

South Korea ‘Legalizes’ Cryptocurrency Trading

Wilma Woo | Bitcoinist South Korea lawmakers have confirmed cryptocurrency exchanges will become de facto legal January 30 as they enact new laws about anonymity in trading. 6 Banks On Board For Change In its most recent statements, the country’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) confirmed that exchanges must only permit…

Microsoft, Hyperledger, UN Join Blockchain Identity Initiative

Tech giant Microsoft and blockchain alliance Hyperledger have joined blockchain-based digital identity initiative, the ID2020 Alliance. Announced during the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland yesterday, the alliance – which aid agency Mercy Corps and the U.N. International Computing Center have also just joined – aims to improve people’s…

Ethereum Price Analysis: Rise to $1500, Then a New Moon in Sight

The December 21 volatility I foresaw as a result of clashing trends resulted in an unexpected price breakdown. As a result, my $1085 target was not met until January 8. The first gain was 36 percent. RSS.Bitcoin Daily Bitcoin videos twitter In the following chart, the yellow line is bitcoin…

Bitcoin Cash Looking Heavy After Bull Move Fails

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is looking heavy, courtesy of last week’s failed bullish move. Data source OnChainFX say the world’s fifth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is down 4 percent in the last 24 hours, while week-on-week, bitcoin cash has yielded -2 percent returns. As of writing, BCH is trading at…

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