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Darknet Markets Can’t Live With — or Without — Bitcoin

Oct 29, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the seizure and takedown of Welcome to Video (WTV), one of the largest darknet marketplaces for child pornography in the world. The website was accessed through Tor Hidden services (.onion) and transacted a t...

Ethereum’s Effect on Altcoins Feeds Bitcoin’s Dominance

Oct 29, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

Bitcoin's 12% sudden rise as China’s President Xi Jinping triggered a blockchain frenzy cemented its grip on the market and strengthened its dominance of the entire crypto industry - at its highest range in almost three years (currently at over 67%). The sustained dominance tells of Ethe...

India Residents Buy, Sell Cryptos With Rupee Again

Oct 26, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

Despite talks of the Indian government planning to introduce a bill to ban cryptocurrency in Parliament this winter session, India residents have been presented with a means to deposit Indian Rupee (INR) to buy and sell cryptocurrencies which has not been possible for several months. S...

Bakkt to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in December

Oct 25, 2019

Bitcoin Magazine

Bakkt announced on October 24, 2019, that it would be rolling out regulated options contracts on its bitcoin futures on December 9, 2019, a first in the crypto asset industry. Bakkt claims that this expansion is “based on customer feedback and is designed to hedge or gain bitcoin exposure,...

Why IMF Classifies Bitcoin as ‘Produced Non-Financial Asset’

Oct 23, 2019

Olusegun Ogundeji

As the date for the final global policy on stablecoins was disclosed at the just concluded IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington DC, it didn't end there for the IMF and its works on crypto assets. This class of emerging assets was a talking point at the yearly event with a sess...