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Research: Dependence on crypto-trading and gambling have common signs

crypto-trading-and-gambling Research: Dependence on crypto-trading and gambling have common signs

Researchers at Rutgers University have discovered a link between the excessive passion for cryptocurrency trading and gambling addiction.

According to researchers, "avid gamblers" can perceive cryptocurrency trading as an additional activity associated with high risk. The study involved 876 adults who made bets in gambling at least once a month during the last year. The researchers called them "avid players." It was found that over 50% of these players also traded a cryptocurrency during the same 12-month period.

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Jay Clayton: “ETHEREUM and cryptocurrencies similar to it could lose the status of securities”

ETHEREUM-could-lose-the-status-of-securities Jay Clayton | SEC Chairman

The chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Jay Clayton, said that ETHEREUM and similar cryptocurrencies could eventually lose the status of securities.

In June 2018, the head of the SEC corporate finance division, William Hinman, stated that the decentralized structure of the Ethereum network does not allow for proper application of securities laws to this cryptocurrency. At that time, some saw in Hinman's statement an important step towards eliminating uncertainty in the regulation of digital assets, while others thought that was not enough.

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CFTC Chairman: “the blockchain is able to prevent the global financial crisis”

CFTC-Chairman-the-blockchain-is-able-to-prevent-the-global-financial-crisis Christopher Giancarlo | CFTC Chairman

Blockchain could change the financial world during the global financial crisis in 2008.

This opinion was expressed by the Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christopher Giancarlo, speaking at the fourth annual DC Blockchain Summit in Washington. According to him, the use of the blockchain would change the response of the regulators at that time.

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Starbucks will introduce Bitcoin payment for coffee by the end of the year

Starbucks-will-introduce-Bitcoin-payment-for-coffee Starbucks will introduce Bitcoin payment for coffee by the end of the year

Cryptoanarchists dream of buying a cup of coffee for Bitcoin is getting closer to realization. Perhaps, by the end of the year, Bitcoins will be able to pay off in the world's largest network of coffee shops Starbucks.

This will be possible thanks to the cooperation with the Bakkt platform, which has not yet been launched, in the creation of which Starbucks takes an active part.

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Vitalik Buterin: “Ethereum will solve the problem of limited Bitcoin functionality”

Ethereum-will-solve-the-problem-of-limited-Bitcoin-functionality Vitalik Buterin | Co-founder of Ethereum

Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin said that when creating his project, he planned to solve the problem of the limited functionality of the first cryptocurrency.

In his interview, Buterin compared Bitcoin with a push-button calculator, which does only one thing, but does it well. However, Ethereum, in his opinion, is more like a smartphone that can run many different applications, including a calculator.

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Media: Facebook is preparing to launch its own cryptocurrency

Facebook-is-preparing-to-launch-its-own-cryptocurrency Media: Facebook is preparing to launch its own cryptocurrency

The New York Times, citing anonymous sources on Facebook, reports that the largest social network has already prepared the launch of its own cryptocurrency and is already in talks with the exchanges on listing.

It is reported that we are talking about stablecoin under the brand of messenger WhatsApp. The new coin will be pegged to the US dollar and used for domestic and international transfers between friends and family members via instant messenger. In the future, Facebook users and Instagram users, whose audience counts in billions of users, will also be able to use the stablecoins.

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Jamie Dimon: “Over time, JPM Coin will be available for a wide number of consumers.”

Jamie-Dimon-JPM-Coin-will-be-available-for-consumers Jamie Dimon | Head of JPMorgan

The head of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, said that JPM Coin, which was recently announced by the bank, will become available to the general consumer.

"JP Morgan Coin could be internal, could be commercial, it could one day be consumer," Dimon quotes the CNBC.

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John Carvalho: “There is no need to launch a Bitcoin ETF”

John-Carvalho-There-is-no-need-to-launch-a-Bitcoin-ETF John Carvalho | PR Director at BitRefill

Director of Public Relations at BitRefill, John Carvalho, expressed the opinion that ETF for Bitcoin is not necessary.

"I don't think Bitcoin "needs" an ETF. I'm not sure it will be the catalyst for new money that people hope for either. If a person or entity wants exposure to Bitcoin, they already have options. I'm also not a big fan of large central custodial pools of Bitcoin, it's a recipe for disaster," said Carvalho.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 will support BTC, ETH, COSM and ENJ

Samsung-Galaxy-S10-will-support-BTC-ETH-COSM-and-ENJ Samsung Galaxy S10 will support BTC, ETH, COSM and ENJ

New details about the cryptocurrency wallet built into the Galaxy S10 have become known. It turns out that the cold storage of the smartphone will support only four currencies and only two of them - large.

Reported that of the large coins, the cryptocurrency wallet will support Bitcoin and Ethereum. In addition, Galaxy S10 will be able to store coins Enjin Coin and Cosmo Coin. These are Korean projects based on the Ethereum blockchain. Enjin Coin is designed for gamers, and Cosmo Coin is associated with the beauty industry.

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Brian Armstrong: “$500M in assets under custody now and growing”

Brian-Armstrong-500M-in-assets-under-custody-now-and-growing Brian Armstrong | Head of Coinbase Exchange

The head of Coinbase Exchange, Brian Armstrong, said that the Coinbase Custody service is popular and holds more than $ 500 million in digital assets.

According to the top manager of one of the world's largest Cryptocurrency Exchanges, such attention to the storage service of cryptocurrencies and digital assets shows that institutional clients are more and more interested in the cryptocurrency industry.

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Andy Singleton: “nobody buys security tokens”

Andy-Singleton-nobody-buys-security-tokens Andy Singleton | Founder of Aboveboard

The market for tokenized securities (STO) is lifeless: current offers suffer from poor liquidity and inadequate information disclosure, which reduces demand from investors.

This opinion was expressed by the founder of Aboveboard Andy Singleton. In the article "The real STO market outlook: near death" he states that, despite "a team of non-existent startups," who "announce infrastructure and publish transactions for sale, no one actually buys them."

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MyEtherWallet will start converting cryptocurrency into Fiat without verification

MyEtherWallet-will-start-converting-without-verification MyEtherWallet will start converting cryptocurrency into Fiat without verification

A popular wallet for Ethereum MyEtherWallet in collaboration with the Swiss company Bity will provide users with the opportunity to exchange cryptocurrencies for fiat without a verification procedure.

Bity provides cryptocurrency services to residents of different countries and serves a network of cryptomattes in Switzerland. The possibility of withdrawal of cryptocurrency in Fiat without verification is possible under the local law on combating money laundering.

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Samsung Galaxy S10 received key vault for cryptocurrency wallets

Samsung-Galaxy-S10-received-key-vault-for-cryptocurrency-wallets Samsung Galaxy S10 received key vault for cryptocurrency wallets

A new mobile flagship Samsung Galaxy S10, in addition to other innovations, received a special storage of secret keys for cryptocurrency wallets. The presentation has already taken place in Seoul, San Francisco and London.

As part of the mobile data protection solution, Samsung Knox has a separate key storage function for cryptocurrency wallets.

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Tim Draper: "cryptocurrency will force out ordinary money in five years"

Tim-Draper-cryptocurrency-will-force-out-ordinary-money-in-five-years Tim Draper | Venture investor and well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast

Venture investor and well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast Tim Draper said that you should not succumb to despondency, because cryptocurrency has a great future - in five years digital assets can force out fiat currencies.

Draper has always been much more optimistic about the future of Bitcoin than other industry players and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. He believes not only in Bitcoin, but also in the potential of the entire cryptocurrency industry.

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SEC Begins Considering Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application

SEC-Begins-Considering-Bitwise-Bitcoin-ETF-Application SEC Begins Considering Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun the process of reviewing an application for a change in the rule that will allow listing Bitcoin ETF proposed by Bitwise Asset Management and the NYSE Arca exchange.

The proposal itself was published in the Federal Register on February 15, which leaves authorized personnel 45 days to make an initial decision on approval, rejection or further extension of the time frame for consideration of the application. The SEC has a total of no more than 240 days to make a final decision on whether to approve or reject the proposal.

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Brian Kelly: “Bitcoin is undervalued by 50%”

Brian-Kelly-Bitcoin-is-undervalued-by-50 Brian Kelly | Head of BK Capital Management

The head of BK Capital Management and the popular cryptocurrency expert Brian Kelly expressed the opinion that Bitcoin is undervalued by 50%.

According to Kelly, the year 2019 will become more successful for cryptocurrency than 2018. However, before the courses go up, the price of the first cryptocurrency may drop to the level of $ 1.5 thousand. He noted that the market has repeatedly dropped to similar values.

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Coinbase Exchange paid $ 30 thousand for the detection of a critical bug

Coinbase-Exchange-paid--30-thousand Coinbase Exchange paid $ 30 thousand for the detection of a critical bug

The American Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase paid a reward of $ 30,000 to a hacker who found critical vulnerability in the exchange system.

It is reported that the error was registered on the portal HackerOne on February 21. A Coinbase spokesman stressed that the vulnerability had already been closed, but did not cover the details. The error report itself was also closed from public access, but, given the high reward, the vulnerability was very serious.

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Mike Novogratz: “institutional clients are preparing to enter the cryptocurrency market”

Mike-Novogratz-institutional-clients--to-enter-the-cryptocurrency-market Mike Novogratz | Former hedge fund manager

Mike Novogratz, a well-known cryptocurrency enthusiast and founder of the Galaxy Digital investment bank, believes that large institutional investors will start investing in the cryptocurrency industry next year.

"All the architecture that institutions need to feel comfortable with this is being put in place. You're going to start to see custody come online" through the middle of March, paving the way for the "smart money" to enter in a serious fashion," he said.

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