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6 Darknet Markets for the Crypto Curious

If you’ve got a few thousand satoshis burning a hole in your wallet, the darknet beckons. There’s no obligation to spend a single sat while scouring the darker recesses of the web, but it’s nice to know that should you get the urge, your crypto’s good. There are few certainties when shopping on darknet markets (DNMs), but acceptance of BTC, XMR, and other leading cryptos is a given. Here’s a snapshot of what the current crop of darknet markets has to offer. Also read: Bitcoin ATM in Miami Airport Raises…

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Fidelity Investments Fully Rolls Out Crypto Custody Service, Exec Says

American financial services company Fidelity Investments has fully launched its cryptocurrency custody service. American financial services company Fidelity Investments has fully launched its cryptocurrency custody service. Abigail Johnson, CEO of Fidelity Investments, revealed the development in an interview with the Financial Times published on Oct. 18. Johnson said that the company is ready to roll out its crypto custody business following a year-long preparation and accumulation of clients. A nascent, but promising business Last fall, Fidelity specifically indicated that it would provide an enterprise-grade crypto custody service to hedge funds,…

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Jamie Dimon About Libra: ‘A Neat Idea That Will Never Happen’

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that Facebook’s not-yet-released Libra stablecoin is “a neat idea that will never happen.” JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has said that Facebook’s not-yet-released Libra stablecoin is “a neat idea that will never happen.” Dimon delivered his comments during a speech at the Institute of International Finance conference on Friday, BNN Bloomberg reported on Oct. 18. Dimon said that the idea behind Libra is not unique and further turned the conversation to his company’s own stablecoin, JPM Coin, revealing that JPMorgan is spending over $11…

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Kik Messaging App Now Has New Owner, Will Continue Work on Kin Token

MediaLab, a Santa Monica-based holding company, has finalized an agreement with Kik Interactive to acquire the Kik messaging platform. MediaLab, a Santa Monica-based holding company, has finalized an agreement with Kik Interactive to acquire the Kik messaging platform. MediaLab sees the long-term potential of Kik and Kin token On Oct. 18, in a blog post to the millions of members of the Kik community, MediaLab announced that it has acquired the Kik messaging app and explained how the acquisition will impact the app’s future. MediaLab said that the company is…

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Huobi Expands Services With Turkish Lira

Huobi, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange based in Singapore, has unveiled plans to increase the ease of access for individuals trading in the Turkish currency, the lira. The company announced this move via press release on October 18, 2019. It claims that its lira gateway will be the first of its kind for a global cryptocurrency exchange and will include full language localization and a Turkish-based team, as well as a mobile app and reduced trading fees. Huobi and Bitcoin Expansion in Turkey This latest announcement is a continuation of Huobi’s…

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Grinding Market Slowly Drives Through Support

The bitcoin market over the last few days has been a series of grinding support/resistance tests that have brought us lower and lower toward our macro support at the $7,700s. So far, the market’s macro structure is holding support, but we are currently on our way toward a fourth test of major support — if we break that level, the drop could be fairly aggressive. The downside price target for a break of support would have us testing the mid- to upper-$6,000s. However, if we manage to hold support, the…

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Craig Wright: Either I’m Satoshi Nakamoto, or He Plagiarized Me

Australian computer scientist and tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has continued with his claims that he is the inventor of Bitcoin. Australian computer scientist and tech entrepreneur Craig Wright has asserted that Satoshi Nakamoto, the author of the Bitcoin (BTC) white paper, plagiarized him. Speaking at the CC London Investment in Blockchain and AI Forum 2019, which took place from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, Wright claimed that he was about to reveal the ultimate proof of his authorship of the original Bitcoin code. This will come out, according to Wright,…

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Huobi Lira Onramp to Enable Crypto Trading for Turkish Users

Huobi has launched a fiat onramp for the Turkish Lira that will allow users in the country to trade cryptocurrencies on Huobi Global. Singapore-based crypto exchange Huobi will launch a fiat gateway for the Turkish lira in late 2019. Huobi’s fiat onramp for lira will be the first fiat gateway launched by a global exchange, Huobi Global claimed during the opening event at the Eurasia Blockchain Summit on Oct. 18. During the inaugural event hosted by Huobi Global, the company also revealed more information about its expansion into Turkey. Specifically,…

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Telegram Offers to Postpone Launch of the TON Network

Telegram, which was surprised with a last minute restraining order on the sale of its tokens in the U.S., is now ready to delay the launch of the TON network until the spring of next year. The company has informed the New York court reviewing the case that it can suspend all operations with grams until the legal issues around the coin offering are resolved. Also read: 104 Addresses Hold 70% of Tether, Research Reveals Messenger to Halt Operations With Grams Lawyers representing Telegram Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ton…

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Dollar Deposits On Binance.US Now Have FDIC Insurance Coverage

Binance.US announced that its customer’s dollar deposits are now eligible for FDIC insurance coverage. Binance.US — the United States-focused wing of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance — announced that its customer’s dollar deposits are eligible for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insurance coverage. FDIC insures deposits up to $250,000 In a blog post on Oct. 18, Binance.US announced that the exchange holds its U.S. dollar deposits in pooled custodial accounts at different banks that are insured by the FDIC, which is a United States government agency designed to protect consumers and…

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