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Localbitcoins to Introduce New User Verification Rules

Peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins is preparing to implement updated requirements for the identity verification of its users. The company recently revealed it’s cooperating with regulatory agencies in Finland on the implementation of the latest EU anti-money laundering rules. Also read: 3 Technical Proposals for Increasing Bitcoin’s Privacy P2P Exchange Localbitcoins

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The Wrapped Bitcoin Project Has Officially Launched on Ethereum

On Jan. 30, a group of cryptocurrency developers and organizations officially launched a project called Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) on the Ethereum network. The ERC20 token is a coin backed by bitcoin core (BTC) reserves and has started trading on several exchange platforms. Also read: A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and

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A Look at Openbazaar’s Multi-Currency Wallet and Vendor Listings

On Jan. 17, the blockchain and cryptocurrency company OB1 released Openbazaar version 2.3 which provides users with the ability to use a multi-currency wallet within the marketplace. Since then, there’s been a large number of added listings and an increased amount of people trading cryptocurrencies in a peer-to-peer fashion. Also

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Thai Cryptocurrency Exchange Determined to Stay Open After SEC Orders Shutdown

The Thai Ministry of Finance has rejected the last cryptocurrency exchange application it had been reviewing. The exchange, which has been ordered to close down business and return customer funds, is determined to stay operational. “Shutting down is not an option for us,” its chief strategy officer reportedly said. Also

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Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether

Back in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any Drivenet coins to be

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Thailand Issues 4 Cryptocurrency Licenses, Rejects 2 Exchanges

Thailand has officially granted licenses to three cryptocurrency exchanges and one broker-dealer. Two exchanges have been rejected and one is still being reviewed. These seven companies have been temporarily allowed to operate in the country. Two of them will now begin closing down their businesses. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves

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Following the Crypto-Anarchist Dream: 3 Reasons to Reject KYC and AML

Last year, crypto KYC and AML requirements came bursting onto the scene with thunderous applause and approbation. Many traders felt like the ICO sector was rife with scammers and con artists. In this sense, they believed there would be redemption through government. The scammers and hucksters would go to

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Chatter Report: Antonopoulos Criticizes KYC, Kasireddy Claims Decentralization Not Always Better

Criticism is the overarching theme of today’s crypto chatter roundup. Andreas Antonopoulos vehemently opposes mandatory KYC to access banking services. Also, Preethi Kasireddy calls for cryptocurrency users to rethink decentralization. Also Read: Jimmy Song Uses Andreas Antonopoulos Model, Open Sources Forthcoming Book The Role of Documentation in Banking Mastering Bitcoin author Andreas

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The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates BCH Ticker

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover another cryptocurrency venue that now requires verification from traders, the latest exchange to update the BCH ticker since the recent hard fork, a new solution for reporting crypto taxes for cannabis merchants, and a new way in which founders are demonstrating

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