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French Lawmakers Propose Lower Electricity Rates for Cryptocurrency Miners

December 14th, 2018

Two French legislators have made a number of proposals aimed at turning France into a leading force in the development of the industry built around cryptocurrencies. One of the ideas is to allow crypto mining companies to take advantage of preferential electricity prices. Also read: Ukrainian Village Distributes Dividends From Crypto Investment ‘France Must Have…

Digital Currency Platform Revolut Receives European Banking License

December 13th, 2018

On Thursday, Dec. 13, digital payments platform Revolut announced that the company has been approved for a banking license in Europe by the region’s central bank. According to Revolut, the license will help it provide better access to digital currencies and also offer traditional banking services. Also read: Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions…

Password Manager App Dashlane Mocks Cryptocurrency Owners

December 13th, 2018

Having strong passwords is important for everyone in today’s world as it is full of hackers and other cybercriminals. And as cryptocurrency is a value stored in code, it is no surprise that its owners are among the most paranoid about their data security. However, strong keys aren’t worth much if you can’t remember them. …

Study Finds Less Than 15% of Team Members in ICO Startups Are Women

December 13th, 2018

A new study confirms the crypto industry has a lot of progress to make to bridge the gender gap. It shows that startups conducting ICOs are still markedly male-dominated – over 85 percent of the team members in the surveyed companies are men. The data also suggests women are even less likely to hold executive…

Shakepay App Turns Spare Change Into Fractions of BTC

December 13th, 2018

Canadians can now gradually accumulate small fractions of BTC by rounding up their everyday debit card purchases with a mobile application called Shakepay. The company launched in 2015 operates multiple cryptocurrency services and its new Shakepay Change element aims to provide individuals with a frictionless way to buy BTC in Canada. Also read: The Digital Revolution…

The Daily: Uber Meets Bitcoin, Basis Stablecoin Shuts Down

December 13th, 2018

In Thursday’s installment of The Daily, we report on a highly anticipated stablecoin project that’s failed before it’s even launched and explore the strangely centralized world of crypto Twitter. First, though, we’ll start with the news that a third party app has made it possible to pay for your Uber ride using BTC. Also read: Benchmark…

P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume

December 13th, 2018

This past week has seen Latin American peer-to-peer markets continue to set records for trade volume. For the week ending Dec. 8, Argentina and Venezuela posted a new record for Localbitcoins trade when measured in fiat, while Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela also posted records for trade measured in BTC. Also Read: Zebpay Exchange Now Live…

Benchmark University Study: Millions of New Crypto Asset Users – Most Remain Passive

December 13th, 2018

Judge Business School, a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, has published its second annual report into the cryptoconomy. Its inaugural report surfaced in April 2017, just as crypto mania was exploding. A lot has happened in the ecosystem since then, and the school’s new 96-page report covers a good portion of it, with a…

Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries

December 13th, 2018

Zebpay, formerly one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has launched in Europe. Euro deposits, withdrawals, and trading are now live in 21 countries. While the exchange is not accepting new registrations from India, existing users can continue to use its wallet app. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Zebpay…

Ethereum Miners May Be Exposed to a Hacker Mass-Scan Campaign

December 13th, 2018

Think you’re working hard at making an extra income even while prices are down? If you’re not careful and don’t heed the warnings about port 8545, you may just see all your ETH disappear overnight. According to crypto-jacking and cybersecurity research firm Bad Packets, a mass-scan campaign is active at the moment. Hackers are on…