UK Tax Agency to Pay $100K for Blockchain Surveillance Software

On January 17, the UK tax agency Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published a job opportunity for a private contractor to design a cryptocurrency blockchain analysis tool. According to the listing, the contract is for one year and HMRC will pay the contractor $100,000 for software that can “identify and cluster crypto asset transactions.” Also read: Britain’s Tax Authority Updates Crypto Guidelines HMRC Wants a Blockchain Analysis Tool and Is Willing to Pay $100,000 Governments worldwide have been cracking down on cryptocurrency holders in order to make sure they…

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RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out in detail. The RBI clarified that it only fenced in the entities it regulates, such as banks, from risks associated with trading cryptocurrencies. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia RBI Did Not Ban Crypto During a supreme court hearing last week, the counsel…

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Popular Crypto Wallet Imtoken Adds Bitcoin Cash Support

Consistently among the top digital assets in the world by market cap, Bitcoin Cash is accepted by most crypto service providers and the list just keeps growing. The latest platform to add BCH support is the popular crypto wallet with over 10 million downloads, Imtoken. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, Enabling Withdrawal at ATMs Across South Korea Imtoken Now Offers a Bitcoin Cash Wallet The company operating the digital asset management tool Imtoken has announced today it has added bitcoin cash support to its multi-chain crypto wallet app…

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Indian Minister Inaugurates Blockchain Center of Excellence in Bengaluru

A Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology has been inaugurated by Indian Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Bengaluru. It will facilitate various government departments in their blockchain work, leading to large scale deployment of blockchain applications. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia New ‘Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology’ India’s Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (Meity) announced the inauguration of a Centre of Excellence in Blockchain Technology in Bengaluru by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. Prasad is the Union Minister…

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These Online Stores Are Bitcoin Only

The number of stores that accept cryptocurrencies such as BTC and BCH is growing. But while such stores will accept bitcoin alongside existing fiat payments, a handful operate in reverse. These online shops are bitcoin only and they’ve no intention of accepting fiat currency – ever. Also read: How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core? Your Filthy Fiat’s No Good Here In a world where everyone used bitcoin, shopping would be much more private. There’d be no risk of card fraud, no credit scores, payment blacklisting, or geo-restrictions. We…

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Bitcoin.com Releases SLP Indexer Server for High Performance Token Services

Bitcoin.com is releasing the open source SLP Indexer Server for validating Simple Ledger Protocol tokens as part of its commitment to the development of the token ecosystem. The tool is designed to make SLP token transactions perform as fast as BCH and empower developers to create even greater projects on the Bitcoin Cash network. Also Read: How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the Bitcoin.com Mint Bitcoin.com Introduces SLP Indexer to Developers Bitcoin.com SLP Indexer is a tool that can validate an unconfirmed SLP transaction in around 1 ms. The…

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Bitcoin Cash Gets Significant Privacy Boost With Cashfusion Alpha Launch

On January 17, the BCH developer known as Acidsploit announced the launch of the highly anticipated Cashfusion alpha. Interested parties can reach out to the Cashfusion developers via the team’s Telegram group to become an alpha tester. The news of the launch excited the BCH community a great deal, as it means a significant privacy tool is coming to the Bitcoin Cash environment. Also read: How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the Bitcoin.com Mint Bitcoin Cash Is Becoming More Fungible During the last few months, there’s been a lot…

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Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Talk Crypto-Anarchy, Dropgangs, and Importance of Real Life Connections

The Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast is a relatively new program that’s just released its fourth episode. The hosts, known as Frank Braun and The Real Smuggler, are so-called ‘privacy extremists’ and dyed-in-the-wool crypto-anarchists concerned with exposing cypherpunk ethos to a wider audience. Braun and Smuggler took time out recently to discuss their journeys to crypto-anarchy, the benefits of dropgangs for delivery of goods, and what crypto needs to succeed in bringing more economic freedom to more people. Also read: Iran, Hong Kong, India: Failed Protests Point to Need for Crypto-Anarchy ‘Second…

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How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?

The crypto space can be hard to break into for those unfamiliar with the jargon, lingo, and foundational knowledge taken for granted by the already initiated. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that there are several different cryptos which bear the name “Bitcoin.” Convoluted as this all may seem, the differences are pretty easy to understand. This article seeks to explain in simple terms the difference between two of the most popular cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC). Also Read: An In-Depth Look at the Multi-Currency Cold…

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Maduro Opens International Crypto Casino

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of an international casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros to wager in the casino. The proceeds are expected to be used for healthcare and education. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: EU-Wide Crypto Regulations, New Rules in Europe, US, Asia Casino for Gambling With Petros The president of Venezuela announced Friday that he has authorized the opening of a casino…

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