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Google to end cryptocurrency ad ban - ForexLive

"The Google Ads policy on financial products and services will be updated in October 2018 to allow regulated cryptocurrency exchanges to advertise in the United States and Japan," a notice on Google's support page says. "Advertisers will need to be ...

Cyber criminals increasingly target cryptocurrency, research finds - The Hill

Cyber criminals are ratcheting up efforts to target devices with cryptocurrency malware, according to a new report. Cybersecurity firm McAfee found that cryptocurrency mining malware increased by 86 percent during the second quarter of 2018. The ...

How to Avoid Cryptocurrency Thefts - Coindoo (press release) (blog)

It is worth noting there are two types of cryptocurrency storage: hot storage and cold storage. Hot storage is akin to the traditional wallets that you carry in your pocket. Hot storage is when you keep your digital coins in a device which is directly ...

What cops need to know about cryptocurrency - Police News

They need to understand the telltale signs of cryptocurrency activity, such as cryptocurrency wallet icons on a phone or computer, visits to a cryptocurrency kiosk or a transaction between a person of interest and cryptocurrency exchanges. Signs of ...

Google ends cryptocurrency ad ban - CNBC

Google is ending its sweeping ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising and plans to allow regulated crypto exchanges to buy ads in the United States and Japan. The new policy starts in October. Google's original restrictions, which it announced in ...

African cryptocurrency to be launched in December 2018 - IT News Africa

An African cryptocurrency called Afri Union Coin (AUC) (formerly known as African Master Coin), developed by Africa Master Blockchain Company (AMBC), is all set for launch to the public in December 2018. The coin will be tradable from the beginning of ...

Swiss Bank Maerki Baumann say Cryptocurrency too important to ignore - Irish Tech News

Syedur Rahman, of business crime solicitors Rahman Ravelli, argues that a Swiss bank's acceptance of cryptocurrency is a sign of its increasing legitimacy – but warns that precautions still need to be taken. In stating that it will now manage the ...

FREE Course for Sworn Officers - Cryptocurrency Investigation 101: Introduction - Police News

Cryptocurrency, a digital payment system that functions outside of the traditional financial system, is a rapidly developing issue for local law enforcement. Transacting in cryptocurrency creates the perception of elevated levels of confidentiality or ...

Cryptocurrency Regulations on the Floor at Capitol Hill - Blokt

The letter was sent to over 50 financial giants and cryptocurrency giants to help the Washington lawmakers understand cryptocurrencies better and devise regulations accordingly. The meeting, titled “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies,” will be ...

Cryptocurrency Trading Volume to See 50% Growth in 2019: Research - CCN

Interestingly, the trading fees generated by crypto exchanges last year was almost on par with the US$2.2 billion generated by global equities and US$2.6 billion generated by retail brokers demonstrating how lucrative the cryptocurrency exchange ...

Bitwala Promises 'Blockchain Bank' Operations Will Begin From November - Bitcoinist

German money-transfer-turned-Blockchain-banking startup Bitwala has confirmed its integrated fiat and cryptocurrency bank account will go live in November following a €4 million funding round.

Selerity Adds Market-moving Cryptocurrency Coverage to its Contextual Search Platform - PR Web (press release)

Selerity, a workflow automation company, has added market-moving cryptocurrency coverage to Selerity Context. Selerity Context is an A.I. powered contextual search & personalization service for platforms serving financial professionals and retail ...

Remitano, a peer to peer cryptocurrency exchange finally accepts Ripple XRP trades - CryptoRecorder

Remitano, a peer to peer cryptocurrency exchange announced its listing of Ripple XRP earlier this week. The P2P exchange is one of the largest in the world and allows trading amongst different participants around the world. The listing of XRP sees the ...

World Crypto Con Partners with Bloq, Inc to Host BLOQchain: Smart Vegas Hack - Associated Press (press release)

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via CryptoCurrencyWire -- World Crypto Con (WCC), the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industry's most immersive and interactive conference experience, has partnered with Bloq, a leading ...

Hsiao Hsin-Chen Becomes First Taiwanese To Receive Political Donations In Cryptocurrency - Market Exclusive

Hsiao Hsin-Chen, a politician from Taipei, recently made history by accepting political donations in the form of cryptocurrency, the first to do so in Taiwan. Chen is running for a seat in City Council. According to reports, multiple people have ...

UNICEF France To Accept Cryptocurrency Donations - Market Exclusive

UNICEF offices at France announced it would be accepting charity work donations in cryptocurrency. The office will operate under any of nine cryptocurrencies namely, dash, monero, EOS, stellar, bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, ripple and bitcoin cash.

Why Did Ripple (XRP) Jump 190% Last Week? - Investopedia

The XRP cryptocurrency is often confused with and at times mistakenly called Ripple, though the latter is a financial technology firm that offers solutions for payment processing. It has partnered with leading financial companies across the globe ...

UNICEF France Now Accepts Cryptocurrency Donations - Dash Force News

There are a few advantages of accepting cryptocurrency denominated donations for a charitable cause. First, accepting cryptocurrencies eliminates expensive banking and exchange fees that come with accepting payments from across a country and the ...

Study: Cryptocurrency Trading Volume Likely to Grow by 50%+ in 2019 - newsBTC

A recently conducted study has found that despite a persisting bear market in 2018, the cryptocurrency markets will still likely see tremendous growth in trading volume in 2019, growing by an estimated 50%. This growth is mainly attributed to ...

$230 Million: Mt. Gox Trustee Confirms Past Bitcoin Sell-Off - CCN

Bitcoin investors who have dutifully monitored cryptocurrency wallets associated with defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox for early warnings of a possible sell-off have been proven justified in their paranoia.

A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.

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A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.


Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created. These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of bitcoin alternative. Bitcoin and its derivatives use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money/centralized banking systems. The decentralized control is related to the use of bitcoin's blockchain transaction database in the role of a distributed ledger.