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South Korea’s Largest Bank Unveils Bitcoin Custody Services

South Korea's Largest Bank Unveils Bitcoin Custody Services
KB Kookmin Bank (KB), the largest commercial bank in South Korea, has agreed on a deal with blockchain venture fund Hashed and crypto exchange Cumberland Korea to offer bitcoin custody services. In January, the government-owned bank filed its trademark application for digital assets custody with the Korean Intellectual Property Office. The trademark is called Kbdac. It covers more than 20...

Viabtc Founder Reveals BCH Fork Idea Called Bitcoin Cat

During the last few days, discussions concerning the Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Adjustment Algorithm (DAA) has become a polarizing debate. In the midst of all the quarreling, Viabtc’s founder Haipo Yang has announced a new fork of BCH called Bitcoin Cat. News.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the arguments concerning the Bitcoin Cash DAA. Following the report, the very next day Bitcoin...

New York Regulator Fast-Tracks 10 Cryptocurrencies

New York Regulator Fast-Tracks 10 Cryptocurrencies
The New York State Department of Financial Services has created a Greenlist of pre-approved cryptocurrencies for custody service and listing. Meanwhile, crypto-friendly SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also known as Crypto Mom, has been confirmed for another term at the commission. NY Regulator's Cryptocurrency Greenlist The New York State Department of financial services (DFS), the Bitlicense regulator, has published a Greenlist comprising...

Goldman Sachs Cryptocurrency: Possible Collaboration With JPMorgan and Facebook

Goldman Sachs Cryptocurrency: Possible Collaboration With JPMorgan and Facebook
Goldman Sachs is considering creating its own cryptocurrency. Having recently appointed a new head of digital assets, the company indicated a possible collaboration with other companies, including JPMorgan and Facebook. JPMorgan has created the JPM coin and Facebook has proposed the Libra cryptocurrency project. Goldman Sachs' Cryptocurrency Plan Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has recently appointed a new head of digital...

Crypto Adoption Soars in Slovenia: Over 1,000 Locations Accept Cryptocurrencies

Over 1,000 Locations in Slovenia Now Accept Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrency adoption is growing rapidly in Slovenia. More than 1,000 locations in the country now accept cryptocurrency payments, including cafes, restaurants, dentists, hair salons, and hotels. Cryptocurrency Adoption Soars in Slovenia The number of locations accepting cryptocurrencies through the Gocrypto payment system has surpassed 1,000, Gocrypto announced last week. These locations include cafés, restaurants, taxis, mechanics, dentists, hair salons, hotels, and...

New Kenyan Digital Tax to Affect Crypto Platforms

New Kenyan Digital Tax To Affect Crypto Platforms
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced new regulations that compel users of digital marketplaces to pay digital tax. At a rate of 1.5% on gross transaction value, the new tax is expected to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. According to a report, the KRA will create a special tax unit to track and tax transactions using “data-driven detection.” Still, the...

Blockchain Analytics Show Altcoins 2x More Prominent in East Asia Compared to North America

Blockchain Analytics Show Altcoins 2x More Prominent in East Asia Compared to North America
On August 6, the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a report that analyzes cryptocurrency trends across various regions worldwide. According to the statistics, North America purchases and holds more bitcoin than any other region. Bitcoin also accounts for the largest share of U.S. crypto asset activity with 72% of all the transaction volume. The blockchain analytics company Chainalysis published an...

Reports Claim UK’s Financial Conduct Authority ‘Pressurized’ to Remove Onecoin Scam Warning

Reports Claim UK’s Financial Conduct Authority 'Pressurized' to Remove Onecoin Scam Warning
A recent episode of the popular BBC Sounds podcast the “Missing Cryptoqueen” has shown the public a very interesting view of the powerful Onecoin Ponzi. According to two witnesses the BBC interviewed, a London law firm and a reputation management company allegedly managed to get the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to take down a Onecoin warning. The Bulgaria-based Ponzi...

German Authorities Confiscate $30 Million in Bitcoin From Pirate Movie Site

German Authorities Confiscate Bitcoin Worth $30 Million From Pirated Movie Site Operator
German authorities, with the help of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have confiscated about $30 million in bitcoin from an operator of a pirate movie website. An unspecified amount of bitcoin cash was also seized. Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash Seized The German state of Saxony's media service announced Monday the confiscation of "bitcoins with a total value of 25...

Lumi Wallet Web Widget: Cryptocurrency Exchange on Your Website

Good news for those who want to upgrade their website with functional tools and features – on August 5st, Lumi Wallet Technologies launched its app web widget. Now everyone can easily embed a “mini digital wallet” into the body of their website. The Lumi Wallet Widget is a useful and interesting tool for a website. Basically, it is a real-time...