South Korean Court Rules Bitcoin Has Economic Value (news.bitcoin.com)

A South Korean court has ruled that bitcoin has an economic value for the first time. This overturned an earlier court ruling which did not recognize the digital currency. The case involves the confiscation of 191 bitcoins.
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Hawaii’s New Money Transmitters Act Will Require Virtual Currency Licenses (news.bitcoin.com)

The state of Hawaii is planning to regulate the use of bitcoin and digital currencies that would require licensure to transmit cryptocurrency-based funds. Two bills introduced by a group of partisan Hawaiian lawmakers are focused on digital currencies as a monetary instrument under the state’s Money Transmitters Act.
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Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Pretty Low Right Now: Here's Why (bitcoinmagazine.com)

The relatively high transaction fees on the Bitcoin network were a major topic of conversation last year, but these fees have been plummeting so far in 2018. According to data from CoinMetrics, bitcoin miners are now collecting less than a third of the value they were collecting in fees at one point in December 2017.So what’s causing…

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