Roger Ver: Prison Made a Bitcoin Believer

Roger Ver in a Cointelegraph exclusive bears it all – from how his prison experience made him a Bitcoin believer to why BCH will appreciate 1,000 times. In a Cointelegraph exclusive interview, Roger Ver bears it all ‒ how his prison experience made him see Bitcoin’s potential, why Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is better than Bitcoin (BTC), and why Bitcoin Cash will appreciate 1,000 times. Prison Most of the crypto community knows that, in his youth, Roger Ver had run-ins with the law; in fact, he was sentenced to ten months…

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Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Says Bitcoin’s Price Will ‘Quantuple’ Long-Term

Shark Tank co-host Robert Herjavec sees long-term potential for Bitcoin, saying the asset is currently worth a fraction of its future value. Robert Herjavec, Multi-millionaire co-host of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” said Bitcoin (BTC) is currently valued at only a fraction of its long-term potential. “I think the price of Bitcoin, on a long-term basis, will quantuple, if that’s a word,” Herjavec told Kitco News in a Feb. 25 interview. Herjavec likes digital payments After speaking on gold, expressing that he is not a “big believer” in the precious metal on…

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Steemit Managing Director on Partnership With Tron — Exclusive

Steemit’s managing director says the new partnership with Tron will help grow the platform and that the soft fork resulted from quick reactions to the changes. In an interview with Cointelegraph at Tron’s San Francisco office on Feb. 25, Steemit Managing Director Elizabeth Powell expressed enthusiasm regarding the new strategic partnership between Tron and Steemit. On Feb. 14, the Tron Foundation announced it had acquired Steemit, a decentralized social media platform with over 10,000 daily active users. Following the announcement, a great deal of uncertainty arose from the Steemit community.…

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Binance Joins Blockchain Network for Cross-Industry KYC Data Sharing

Top crypto exchange Binance has partnered with public blockchain protocol Shyft Network as it readies itself to comply with global KYC regulations. Top cryptocurrency exchange Binance has partnered with public blockchain protocol Shyft Network as it readies itself to comply with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) regulations. The Shyft Network was designed to provide a decentralized solution for crypto industry players to fulfill global compliance standards, including the FATF’s “travel rule.” In a statement shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 27, Binance’s chief compliance officer Samuel Lin said that, until the…

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Welcome to Bitcoin 2020!

Bitcoin Magazine is the proud host of the Bitcoin 2020 conference being held in San Francisco on March 27th and 28th, 2020. Welcome to Bitcoin 2020, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the dawn of a new technological paradigm and the counterculture behind it. Bitcoin is about more than just money; it is a movement rooted in the controversial idea of freedom. Its first adopters were champions of liberty, privacy, sound money and cryptography, and it’s these very principles that have united a diverse and global community of cypherpunks, entrepreneurs, YouTube streamers,…

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Tom Lee’s Five Simple Reasons for a Bitcoin Bull Run in 2020

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee predicts that the Bitcoin price can potentially double this year, giving five solid reasons to back it up. Fundstrat’s Tom Lee was the main highlight of last week’s Blockchain Economy 2020 event in Istanbul, Turkey. Taking the stage on day two, Lee addressed a crypto-savvy audience for about half an hour. Before delving into why Bitcoin (BTC) would see a price hike this year, Lee started his speech with a nod to the famous comparison between the internet and blockchain: “The most important generational trade over the…

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Courts Will Seize BTC With Miners’ Help: Self-Proclaimed Satoshi Craig Wright

Self-proclaimed Bitcoin creator Craig Wright claims that Bitcoin can and will be seized to accommodate court orders. Self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator Craig Wright claims that Bitcoin can and will be seized to accommodate court orders. On Feb. 26, Bitcoin influencer Peter McCormack published screenshots showing Wright claiming that the first seizure of Bitcoin by courts will happen this year and won’t require private keys. Bitcoin seizure through miner coordination Instead, it will supposedly happen through miner and node coordinating to comply with a court order. He concluded: “Without keys, BTC…

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UK’s FCA Suspends Epayments Service – Over £100M Frozen and Alleged Onecoin Connection

Epayments, one of the largest payment providers in the U.K., has halted operations after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) suspended the company for “weaknesses” related to its anti-money-laundering (AML) process. Since Epayments shut down on February 11, customers have been complaining because they cannot access their money. Reports also detail that if the firm becomes insolvent, Epayments clients won’t be protected by any type of FCA-regulated insurance fund. Additionally, a non-executive director who resigned last week was once the head of cards and payments at Locke Lord, a law firm…

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South Korea’s NH Bank Debuts Samsung-Backed Blockchain ID System

NH Bank rolls out first commercial use of a blockchain ID system developed by major South Korean firms like Samsung and LG Uplus. A major blockchain identification project backed by South Korean tech giant Samsung is being rolled out for first commercial use. South Korea’s NongHyup (NH) Bank has introduced a blockchain-based mobile ID system developed within a tech consortium established by major local firms including Samsung Electronics and LG Uplus. According to a Feb. 25 report by South Korea’s news agency JoongAng Ilbo, NH Bank is jointly implementing the…

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Steemit Managing Director on Acquisition by Tron — Exclusive

Steemit’s managing director says the new partnership with Tron will help grow the platform and that the soft fork resulted from quick reactions to the changes. In an interview with Cointelegraph at Tron’s San Francisco office on Feb. 25, Steemit Managing Director Elizabeth Powell expressed enthusiasm regarding the new strategic partnership between Tron and Steemit. On Feb. 14, the Tron Foundation announced it had acquired Steemit, a decentralized social media platform with over 10,000 daily active users. Following the announcement, a great deal of uncertainty arose from the Steemit community.…

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