ICO-Funded Decentralized Crypto Exchange Caught Plagiarizing Whitepaper

By CCN: Some on Bitcointalk have concluded that decentralized crypto exchange Localcoin is a scam because they’ve conclusively found that their whitepaper was plagiarized. This hasn’t stopped projects in the past. In a post last month, user ICOEthics raised the alarm and published his findings. Everyone Points the Finger at Each Other A Localcoin representative …

Why Does Crypto Giant Coinbase Keep Shooting Itself in the Foot?

Coinbase is the most popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange. The company boasts more accounts than the likes of Charles Schwab. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has the ambitious goal for Coinbase to become the “Google of crypto,” suggesting that its relevance to Web 3.0 could rival that of the internet search giant’s stamp on the early version …

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says Government Subpoenas Tripled in 2018

Running a crypto-based financial service in the US is becoming difficult due to unconventional legal costs, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken indicated in its latest “transparency report.” Crypto Exchange Kraken Says Government Inquiries Tripled in 2018 The US-based crypto exchange, which additionally operates in Canada, Europe, and Japan, reportedly received 315 subpoenas from US law enforcement agencies, …

Huobi to Launch EOS Exchange and Add EOS to Huobi DM

Huobi Pool will launch a dedicated EOS exchange early in 2019 allowing users to trade EOS against “a number” of yet to be revealed cryptocurrencies. The cryptocurrency mining arm of Huobi Group, Huobi Pool, is already an EOS supernode and works closely with EOS. Other collaborative projects include the Crypto Kylin Testnet, an EOS test …

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Claims He Didn’t Embezzle Bitcoin

The former CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has maintained his innocence during the closing arguments of his trial, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. The France-born Mark Karpeles is on trial in Tokyo on charges of embezzling approximately US$3.1 million and data manipulation while heading the fallen bitcoin exchange. During the closing arguments, Karpeles …

Australian Tax Office Warns Traders About Declaring Cryptocurrency Profits

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reissued a warning to traders to ensure they declare their cryptocurrency profits when reporting their annual revenues. The ATO has warned Aussie crypto traders numerous times in the past but the issue is now reaching fever pitch. Cryptocurrency regulatory requirements across Western nations tend to be quite lax when …

Coinbase Exec. Unpacks the Company’s About-Face on Crypto Listings

Coinbase Vice President Dan Romero has given reasons behind the platform’s recent announcement that it is exploring support for dozens of new cryptocurrency assets, arguably in contrast to its long-cautious approach to supporting individual crypto tokens. Speaking recently to Linda Shin on an episode of the Unchained podcast, he delved into the factors that predicated …

Waves Surges into Top 20 Coins as Wider Crypto Market Stumbles

Since the end of November, the Waves coin (WAVES) has bucked a market trend and risen in price by over 150%. The cryptocurrency has not only risen to a price, at the time of writing, of $2.49 per coin but as bitcoin price falls, WAVES value against bitcoin (BTC) is also growing. The Waves cryptocurrency …

Pro-Crypto Robinhood & Revolut Aim to Replace Bitcoin-Hostile Banks

Earlier today, two of the world’s hottest fintech startups, the US-based Robinhood and the UK-headquartered Revolut, separately announced new product offerings that could greatly benefit the crypto industry over the long-term and put pressure on bitcoin-hostile banks to begin modernizing their service lines. Bitcoin-Friendly Fintech Startups Want to Replace Banks Revolut, which recently achieved a …

Major German Stock Exchange to Launch Zero-Fee Crypto Exchange

The second largest stock exchange in Germany, the Stuttgart Exchange Group and the banking institute SolarisBank are joining forces to create infrastructure for a zero-fee crypto exchange. While some digital currency fanatics welcome large banking establishments into the crypto-affray, others believe it goes against the decentralized nature of cryptocurrency. However, you cannot stop the market …