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Malta Appoints Cybersecurity Firm Ciphertrace to Monitor Crypto Transactions

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has appointed U.S. cybersecurity company Ciphertrace to help with compliance monitoring of crypto assets. Ciphertrace will be expected to keep track of transactions that pass through local crypto exchanges and digital wallets including ICOs, screening for potential money laundering and terrorism financing violations. Also

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1.3 Million Leaked Transactions Link Major Banks to $8.8 Billion Money Laundering Scheme

A new set of reports by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, compiled from over 1.3 million leaked transactions from 238,000 companies, have linked many major banks to a scheme to channel billions of dollars out of Russia. The Troika Laundromat is unique in that “it was created

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Onchain Stablecoin Transactions Remain Low Despite Surge in Trade Volume

Despite many stablecoins ranking among the top 20 most traded crypto assets by monthly volume, a recent report has shown that there are few onchain transactions conducted using these fiat-pegged tokens. Also Read: Swiss Stock Exchange Launches Trading for ETH ETP DAI Sees Significant Onchain Usage Of the established stablecoins, DAI has

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BTC Transactions Hit 1-Year High But Volume Remains Sluggish

There’s good news and bad news for traders monitoring onchain data for signs of a market revival. The number of daily transactions has been rising for months, suggesting that BTC is being used for more than merely speculative purposes. Daily trade volume remains sluggish, however, suggesting another bull cycle

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BCH Avalanche Transactions Show Finality Speeds 10x Faster Than Ethereum

Over the last few weeks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developers and community members have been discussing a pre-consensus method called Avalanche. Now BCH proponents have begun to notice the protocol has been applied to the Bchd full node implementation and the proof of concept officially running on the BCH mainnet. Also read: Mt. Gox

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Iran in Talks With 8 Countries for Use of Cryptocurrency in Financial Transactions

Iran is exploring various options, including holding negotiations with other countries to introduce cryptocurrency in global trade, as the Islamic state moves to sidestep U.S. economic sanctions. Mohammad-Reza Modoudi, the acting head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), said the country was negotiating the use of cryptocurrency in its

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Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in 2018

Popular cryptocurrency payment processor Bitpay has released figures showing that the company maintained strong performance during 2018, despite the downturn in the market. For example, while other ventures had to downsize recently, Bitpay’s staff increased by 78 percent from the previous year. Also Read: Binance Launches Euro and Pound Fiat-to-Crypto

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The Daily: Bitfinex Launches Tether Margin Trading, Zebpay Resumes BCH Transactions

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature a number of recent developments from influential cryptocurrency exchanges including Bitfinex, Coinbase and Zebpay. We also cover the latest investment in the field by Paypal co-founder, Peter Thiel. Also Read: Poll Shows 13% of Russians Use Cryptocurrency for Online Purchases Bitfinex

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BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol

Over the last couple of weeks, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community has been talking fervently about zero-confirmation transactions and a new pre-consensus mechanism called Avalanche. On Monday, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia published a comprehensive description of the pre-consensus protocol that could theoretically bolster secure zero-confirmation BCH transactions. Also read: Onegold Customers

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Eight Historic Bitcoin Transactions

There’s nothing particularly special about a bitcoin transaction. Every day, 300,000 of them occur on the BTC and BCH networks without fanfare. But occasionally, a perfunctory transaction will attain historical significance. These bitcoin transfers can be viewed in any blockchain explorer, where they have been immortalized by the public

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