Lawyer: ShapeShift’s Membership Move Follows “Threats” From Regulators

News came yesterday that the Bitcoin exchange ShapeShift are introducing a new membership initiative — implying that users will have to provide more personal data in order to use the platform’s services. ShapeShift Announces Membership Program According to the company’s Tweet, which also contained a link to a more expansive definition of the new terms:

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Startups Will Be Next Big Thing on Blockchain, Says Crowdfunding Giant Boomstarter

Well-established crowdfunding service adds blockchain to go global The crowdfunding market is ripe for blockchain disruption Crowdfunding on blockchain is expected to be the fastest growing application As you look at the performance of cryptocurrencies and ICOs over the past 12 months, you’d see positive returns for just a quarter of the time. Now in

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‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver Still Struggling to Bring Bitcoin Cash Forward

Roger Ver, the digital currency enthusiast known as ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ is still struggling to win converts to his preferred coin Bitcoin Cash (BCH), this evident as blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis claims that BCH is barely being used in commerce. Bitcoin Cash Continues to Struggle Chainalysis came to its findings due to a review of payments

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Hacker Charged by Federal Authorities Fails at Using Altcoins to Secure His Bail

Martin Marsich was arrested earlier this year for allegedly hacking video game giant Electronic Arts Inc.’s (EA) systems and stealing digital funds. In attempts to pay his bail, Marsich was planned on trading in $750,000 in altcoins. However, he was eventually shut-out after officials claimed it was a liability issue. Paying Bail with Cryptocurrency? The

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Crypto is Taking Over Venezuela, Due to the Country’s Destroyed Fiat System

Venezuela is facing hyperinflation and international sanctions that have brought the economy and its people to their knees. In response, President Nicolás Maduro recently mandated that his Petro crypto will become the nation’s second official currency starting tomorrow, August 20. In relation, some believe a “post-fiat” world is emerging in the country, with both the government and

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Bitcoin Futures Trader Discusses Bitcoin Price Points, Significance of ETFs

Investor and Bitcoin futures trader Jeff Kilburg spoke with CNBC today about his continued enthusiasm for investing in the digital currency, despite lows that, as of late, have rattled some traders. Bitcoin Futures, Exchange-Traded Funds “Futures Now” trader Jeff Kilburg, at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), spoke with CNBC’s Jackie DeAngelis about Bitcoin in the short

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Cryptohomie Who Spent Almost $150,000 on Altcoins Sees 85% Loss

A crypto enthusiast who took out a six-figure loan to purchase cryptocurrencies has seen them lose almost 85% of their value. Investment Lost with NEO, Stellar, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Others On Monday, Reddit user “Cryptohomie,” a 32-year-old living in Abu Dhabi, UAE, posted a photo of his bank repayment schedule to the cryptocurrency subreddit, according to News.com.au. The

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Fantasy Football Club Crown League to Use Blockchain to Operate eSports Platform

Fantasy sports club the Crown League announced today the launch of the first blockchain-based professional fantasy football league that will run in tandem with the upcoming National Football League (NFL) season. Players will be able to own part of their fantasy franchises, as well as the league, through the blockchain, which will grant them rights

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Maduro Mandates Venezuela’s Petro to Become Second National Currency

Facing hyperinflation as well as international sanctions that have brought Venezuela to its knees, controversial President Nicolás Maduro has mandated that his recently-developed Petro cryptocurrency become the nation’s second official currency. Maduro Adopts the Petro as Venezuela’s Second National Currency The news was announced by Maduro in a televised address today, and will officially be in place by August 20,

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Buterin: Bitcoin, Ethereum ETFs are Good, But Need Easier Ways For Public to Buy

On July 29, Ethereum co-founder and renowned blockchain developer Vitalik Buterin discussed the necessity of infrastructure around Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the need to create better ways for the public to invest in major digital assets. Easier Methods of Purchasing Crypto Specifically, Buterin addressed the more institutionally-connected Bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs). In his Tweet,

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