Blockchain Hires Former Presidential Bodyguard as New Global Head of Security

Blockchain have just announced the name of their new global head of security. George Sax is a former U.S. special agent previously entrusted with guarding the president himself. George Sax Takes Security Role at Blockchain Ltd. Security in cryptocurrency is a top priority particularly for a company like Blockchain Ltd. The fintech firm currently manages

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Binance is One-Year-Old, Celebrates by Announcing a Tiered Fee Discount Program

The cryptocurrency exchange giant Binance has announced a new loyalty program for its users. The news coincides with them reducing the BNB discount rate as per their white paper. Binance Reduce BNB Discounts, Introduce New Fee Structure Since their launch this time last year, Binance offered its users unique savings if they used their own

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Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Ken Griffin Slams Bitcoin

The co-founder and manager of the money management firm Citadel has voiced his grievances with Bitcoin. Ken Griffin stated today that none of his portfolio managers are interested in exposure to digital assets. Ken Griffin: “I Still Scratch My Head About Bitcoin” It’s very rare here at NewsBTC that we get to report on a

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Mark Lasry Believes Bitcoin is Heading for $40,000, Invests 1% of Net Worth

An executive at the Avenue Capital Group has today stated that he thinks Bitcoin will eventually outperform its 2017 highs. Mark Lasry claimed that the asset is moving into the mainstream further and the launching of extra trading platforms will help drive the price to previously unseen levels. Hedge Fund Manager Holds 1% of Personal

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Stellar Receives Certification from Islamic Scholars, Religious Validity of Crypto in Question?

Islamic scholars have given blockchain platform Stellar, and its native cryptocurrency Lumens, Islamic certification. The California-based startup was also given guidelines on the specific assets that can be traded using its blockchain by the Shariyah Review Bureau. Stellar’s Certification Opens Doors in the Huge Middle Eastern Remittances Market The Shariyah Review Bureau’s certification is part

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What Caused Bitcoin to Surge Almost 10% in a Matter of Hours?

The number one cryptocurrency has seen its price dramatically increase in the last few hours. Bitcoin has absolutely smashed the $6,800 resistance level many felt crucial for bullish sentiment to return to the market. Could the Bulls be Back in Town? The price of Bitcoin has today seen massive gains from its daily low of

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CFA Institute Adds Cryptocurrency Topics to its 2019 Financial Exam

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute are adding cryptocurrency and blockchain topics to their 2019 exam. The subjects will form a new module called Fintech in Investment Management. Inclusion on the CFA Institute Exam Important for Public Perception of Crypto The CFA Institute have responded to growing demand for education on digital currencies and blockchain.

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Change.org Creates The Mining Screensaver to Benefit Its Foundation

An online petition platform has created a screensaver that turns idle computer systems into Bitcoin miners. Change.org will take the revenue generated by their new initiative and use it to help fund the Change.org Foundation. Change.org Foundation Will Use Donations to Help Build Social Movements Around the World The idea behind The Mining Screensaver is

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Major League Baseball Launches Digital Collectable Game on Ethereum

Inspired by the success of the CryptoKitties game, Major League Baseball are launching their own range of digital collectables on the Ethereum blockchain. MLB Crypto Baseball will be focused on trading one-of-a-kind digital items linked to specific moments in recent games. Digital Collectables Hoped to Help Revive Interest in MLB Major League Baseball have announced

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Roger Ver Publishes Video Defending His Babies Are Dying Statement

Former Bitcoin proponent-turned Bitcoin Cash advocate Roger Ver has published a video in response to the criticism he received over a now famous outburst he had during a debate with Blockstream president Samson Mow. The incident referred to occurred at the Deconomy Conference in Korea this April. Ver Defends Earlier “Babies Are Dying” Comments Ver

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