Latest Australian Anti-Encryption Laws Target Tech Whistleblowers

Latest Australian Anti-Encryption Laws Target Tech Whistleblowers

Australia’s latest anti-encryption laws are ruffling feathers among the tech community down under, suggesting they could damage the country’s hi-tech reputation. On 8 December, Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Assistance and Access Bill 2018 (AA Bill) passed speedily through the Australian parliament. The new law targets anonymity, allowing the government to force a technical assistance […]

US Attempts to Foil Iran’s Proposed Sanction-Busting Crypto

US Attempts to Foil Iran's Proposed Sanction-Busting Crypto

The US Congress is introducing draft legislation that could steamroll any plans that Iran has to effectively beat sanctions through adopting a national cryptocurrency. Iranian officials have declared that a sanction-breaker cryptocurrency is being implemented shortly. The new legislation now passing through Congress to become law would ban US citizens from any transactions in which Iranian cryptocurrency is used. […]

Crypto ATMs Double in 2018, Averaging 6 New Installations Daily

Crypto ATMs Double in 2018, Averaging 6 New Installations Daily

Even though 2018 had largely seen prices sliding downwards, data from crypto analytics company Data Light indicates that crypto ATMs have had a good year. This year alone, the number of crypto ATMs have doubled to reach 4,000 in strength, averaging six new machines being installed per day. This is how the world adopts a […]

A Fifth of Reachable Bitcoin Nodes Dropped Off in 2018

A Fifth of Reachable Bitcoin Nodes Dropped Off in 2018

Bitnodes, a platform that keeps updated information on the Bitcoin nodes, shows that in 2018, the number of active reachable nodes fell by 19%. The total number of nodes at the start of the year stood at 11,845. The end of 2018 shows the nodes to fall to 9,597. During the year, the number of […]

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast 23rd December 2018: Ethereum and Bitcoin Rally

BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, 4th October 2018

Listen to the 23 December 2018 BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast below. [su_audio url = “https://anchor.fm/s/58aba88/podcast/play/1978415/https%3A%2F%2Fd3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net%2Fproduction%2F2018-11-24%2F7524411-44100-2-e6fbab38b7676.mp3”] On this edition of the BitcoinNews.com Daily Podcast, we do a market analysis as Ethereum and Bitcoin rally, as well as most other cryptocurrencies. The total crypto market cap is now USD 145 billion. The delay of Bakkt physical Bitcoin futures due […]

Bitmain IPO Faces Roadblock As Hong Kong Declares Blockchain Industry Still Immature

Bitmain IPO Faces Roadblock As Hong Kong Declares Blockchain Industry Still Immature

The largest Bitcoin mining equipment manufacturer in the world, Bitmain, is seeing opposition of its IPO by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), which says the industry is still “immature”. HKEX argues that the blockchain industry still lacks oversight and no proper regulations or laws that can ensure proper governess of blockchain and cryptocurrency sphere. […]

Central Bank of Israel Asks for DLT Info

Central Bank of Israel Asks for DLT Info

The Bank of Israel has issued a formal request on its website pertaining to information on decentralized ledger technologies (DLT). The request is not from the Bank of Israel alone but includes other financial entities such as Security Authority, Tax Authority and the Ministry of Finance and Justice. Other regulatory bodies such as Money Laundering and […]

Joe Lubin Sees “Bright Future” for Ethereum: “Sky Not Falling”

Joe Lubin Sees Bright Future for Ethereum Sky Not Falling

Joseph Lubin, Co-Founder of Ethereum and Founder of ConsenSys sees a “very bright” future for Ethereum. The ConsenSys founder’s comments give some comfort to Ethereum investors after a tumultuous year on the markets, which is only just beginning to show a bullish side in the lead into Christmas. His comments were responding to criticism of […]