Bitcoin in Brief Thursday: Big Money Wears Big Horns, Claws Are In the Closet (news.bitcoin.com)

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we’re talking about big money and big expectations. While the ratio between bulls and bears is constantly changing in the crypto market arena, experts working with venture capital investments and large crypto trades report positive trends and share optimistic sentiments. On that backdrop, “Why is our digital society still using a yellow metal to store value?” is a good question.  
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Security Firms Offer Protection for Crypto Traders in Moscow (news.bitcoin.com)

Private security firms in Moscow are offering a new service – protection for people buying and selling cryptocurrency for cash. The companies have also expressed readiness to help investigate crypto-related crimes. Police are still reluctant to work on such cases, as cryptocurrencies are not yet regulated in Russia.
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In the Securities Era, ICOs Pleading Ignorance Have No Place to Hide (news.bitcoin.com)

ICOs seeking to crowdfund their big idea have a quandary: should they register their token as a security, complete with the expense, delays, and paperwork this entails, or should they brand it a utility and hope the SEC doesn’t come after them? Last year, virtually everything was labeled a utility and SEC-compliant crowdsales were almost unheard of. But in 2018, launching a utility token in the U.S. is fraught with risks and uncertainty. To tap into the lucrative U.S. market, the

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Binance Exchange Founder Sued by VC Fund Sequoia Capital (news.bitcoin.com)

Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm headquartered in Menlo Park, California is suing the Chinese founder of the cryptocurrency exchange Binance, Changpeng Zhao (better known as CZ). The American VC fund reportedly accuses CZ of allegedly negotiating with another firm while he signed an exclusivity agreement with Sequoia.
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How Bitcoin Cash Can Avoid the Same Mistakes as Bitcoin Core, Part 1 (news.bitcoin.com)

The following opinion piece was written by Jonald Fyookball.
The bitcoin cash (BCH) community understands key principles: Bitcoin should be a peer to peer Electronic Cash system; most users can use SPV wallets instead of running their own node; “second layer” scaling solutions are often unnecessary and problematic. While important, and it places the BCH ahead of

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The Notorious Bunny Ranch Brothel Now Accepts Bitcoin (news.bitcoin.com)

According to the infamous licensed brothel in Nevada, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a sex worker named Lana West was paid for her intimate favors with a few thousand dollars in bitcoin. Since then the Bunny Ranch has announced accepting the digital currency for sexual services.
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Markets Update: Bears Return to Crypto Markets for Some Action (news.bitcoin.com)

On April 25 digital assets are seeing volatile price declines today across cryptocurrency markets worldwide. Over the past 24-hours, the entire cryptocurrency market capitalization has lost more than $ 30Bn since our last markets update. Bitcoin Core (BTC) market prices are averaging $ 8,920 right now after tumbling to the $ 8,700 territories earlier today. Bitcoin (BCH) market values have also dropped from their $ 1,550 high and currently hover around the $ 1,270 zone.
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$350 Million Bitstamp Acquisition Negotiations Denied by Nexon CEO (news.bitcoin.com)

The bitcoin exchange industry is widely considered to be in a process of transition, with big players stepping in and acquisitions leading to greater consolidation. As such it is not surprising to hear that Bitstamp is on the shelf, although a rumored buyer now denies it.  
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New Self-Regulatory Rules for Crypto Exchanges in South Korea Clarified (news.bitcoin.com)

The majority of South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges are implementing new self-regulatory rules and performing self-inspection. The industry group in charge of leading the efforts has clarified the differences between the new and old self-regulatory rules for its 23 exchange members.
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Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Crypto Leakers, Hackers and Rappers (news.bitcoin.com)

Today’s collection of Bitcoin in Brief stories from across the cryptosphere showcases how bitcoin is an unstoppable force. Even if one centralized avenue can be pressured by some governments, others will soon pop up to replace it in the decentralized global ecosystem.  
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