High Demand Prompts Japanese Bitcoin Exchange to Seek Partner in Russia (news.bitcoin.com)

A major Japanese bitcoin exchange is looking to enter the Russian cryptocurrency market and is seeking a local partner. The exchange’s CEO says “demand is huge” and urges Russia to look at Japan as a model for cryptocurrency regulations.
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Chicago Firm DRW to Open Singapore Bitcoin Trading Desk (news.bitcoin.com)

Chicago and Singapore are two cities that are becoming synonymous with bitcoin. The Windy City is home to CME and DRW, two major financial firms that are capitalizing on the rise of bitcoin, while Singapore is embracing all things crypto. The news that DRW is poised to open a Singapore trading shop for bitcoin thus makes perfect sense in a move that will enable DRW to ramp up its Asian operations and attract major clients.
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PR: Nuls—the Global Open Source Platform for Blockchain-Based Applications to Be Adopted in Business Scenarios (news.bitcoin.com)

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“This is a really good start. Nuls price rises by more than 300% on the first day at Binance. We will get listed on more exchanges and plan to have new offices in Japan and other…

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Bitcoin Gold Developer Under Scrutiny For Allegedly Hiding Mining Code (news.bitcoin.com)

The bitcoin gold development team is under fire once again as the currency’s mining community has discovered a hard-coded hidden fee protocol found within one of the bitcoin gold developer’s mining pool code. Miners say that BTG core developer, Martin Kuvandzhiev (StarbugBG), added a hidden 0.5 percent fee into the btgmine.org pool code that pays the fees directly to his wallet.
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Bitcoin Hits $13,500 in Zimbabwe as Tanks Roll Through the Capital (news.bitcoin.com)

Bitcoin in Zimbabwe is more expensive than anywhere else in the world. But even by the developing nation’s usual standards, the current dollar price is eye-watering, with BTC touching $ 13,500 at Zimbabwe’s only exchange. The cause for the sudden spike is easy to attribute: with tanks rolling through the capital Harare and President Mugabe nowhere to be seen, the country is in meltdown.
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FCA Issues Warning Regarding Cryptocurrency CFDs (news.bitcoin.com)

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a warning aimed at retail investors who may be considering or soliciting cryptocurrency CFDs (contracts for difference). The U.K. regulator emphasized the risks associated with the price volatility, charges and funding costs, leveraged trading products, and price transparency, asserting that such may manifest in the cryptocurrency CFD markets.
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Darknet Markets Are Back – But With the Blockchain Bloated Who’s Buying? (news.bitcoin.com)

Darknet markets, prized for their range of wares not commonly found on the clearnet, are back online. For the past three weeks, the most popular DNMs, including Dream and Aero, have been offline due to sustained DDoS attacks. Now, following a lengthy hiatus, the majority of markets are back online. There’s just one problem: with bitcoin transactions sometimes taking hours or even days to confirm, several markets are still largely unusable.
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PR: Tokenbox Platform to Invest $6 Million into Crypto Funds Development (news.bitcoin.com)

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Tokenbox co-founder, Vladimir Smerkis, announced that the first 10 funds to be registered on the Tokenbox platform will receive a $ 6 million grant from the Tokenbox team. The project…

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Lawyer Argues Tezos Suit “Should Be Heard in Switzerland” (news.bitcoin.com)

Drew Hinkes, a miami-based partner at legal firm Berger and Singermann has discussed the legal dispute over the approximately $ 232 million USD raised by the Tezos ICO. Last month, news.Bitcoin.com reported that the founders of Tezos had entered into a legal battle with the chairman of a Swiss foundation comprising an independent third party

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Operation to Bypass China’s Capital Controls Using Bitcoin Ends up in South Korean Court (news.bitcoin.com)

A South Korean police officer has been indicted for his role in an operation to bypass China’s capital controls. Using bitcoin to transfer the funds, the case involves the movement of 12 billion won, approximately $ 11 million, by foreign exchange services in both China and South Korea.
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