Freelancers on Traditional Platforms Can Now Invoice in Bitcoin Via Bitwage

In the current freelancing industry, many platforms only allow independent contractors to use one bank account. In addition to restricting freelancers to the use of fiat only, this can also cause significant lag times when employees work with companies overseas.To try and solve these user problems, payroll and invoicing company Bitwage is introducing a freelance ...

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Chainalysis Raises $30 Million in Series B Funding From Accel Ventures

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis has completed a $30 million Series B round led by American VC firm Accel and Benchmark, who led the startup's Series A funding in April 2018. Accel partner Philippe Botteri will also join the firm’s board of directors.The fund injection will be used to expand the startup's operations including its Chainalysis Know-Your-Transaction (KYT) tool which allows ...

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First QCX Monitor Report: $460k in BTC “Inadvertently” Sent to QCX Cold Wallet

According to the latest court documents in the ongoing QuadrigaCX case, the exchange sent roughly $470,000 CAD (approximately $355, 000 USD) worth of bitcoin from a hot wallet to a cold-storage wallet on February 6, 2019.Ernst & Young’s first report as monitor of scrutinized Canadian bitcoin exchange QuadrigaCX (QCX) complicates the story the exchange has given for its lack of ...

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Morgan Creek Bags $40M Raise, Attracts Industry First Funding From Pensions

Even in a bear market, Morgan Creek Digital has no problem swimming upstream.The crypto asset management firm just bagged a $40 million dollar investment and what appears to be the first blockchain/crypto investment by a major pension fund. Two pension plans from Fairfax County, Virginia, the $1.43 billion Police Officer’s Retirement System and the $3.9 billion Employee’s Retirement System, were ...

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21 Lectures Offers Bitcoin Developer Courses by Schnelli, Decker and Chiang

Switzerland is an international bitcoin and blockchain mecca, known for its crypto culture and concentration of crypto businesses. Now, it is the new home to 21 Lectures, a school for bitcoin developers founded by Lucas Betschart. The school is registered in Zug but courses are taught in the capital, Zurich.21 Lectures (named for the bitcoin cap of 21 million) is ...

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UnionBank Launches Two-Way Bitcoin ATM in the Philippines

The UnionBank of the Philippines, one of the leading financial institutions in the country, has launched a two-way bitcoin automated teller machine (ATM), according to a story in local media outlet Philstar.This is the country's second crypto ATM that provides users with the ability to sell and purchase digital assets like bitcoin for pesos, the country’s official currency. The country's ...

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Strong Rally Set to Test Overhanging Resistance

Shortly after the London Open, the entire crypto market saw a strong round of buying. Some coins broke their highest volume seen since the beginning of the bear market, and several others broke straight through overhanging resistance levels. Bitcoin, too, enjoyed a nice rally, rising almost 11% in just a few short hours:Figure 1: BTC-USD, 4-Hour Candles, Early Morning RallyThis ...

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Can I Trust BitFury’s Peach Lightning With My Data? Maybe.

Announced at the end of January, Bitfury’s production-ready suite of Lightning Network products and services, Peach, appears to offer everything a developer, user or merchant could want from a Lightning implementation. It comes with built-in, e-commerce plug-ins, has a hardware component for point-of-sale, a toolkit for developers and its own Lightning node to ground the whole outfit.The suite, with its ...

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Abra Users Can Now Buy Stocks and ETFs Using Bitcoin

“Investing in stocks can be a daunting, complex and decidedly exclusionary activity,” says Bill Barhydt, Abra's CEO. To that end, his company’s mobile cryptocurrency wallet app has announced a new feature which will allow investors to purchase traditional stocks using bitcoin. The new feature is built into the existing Abra app that enables users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.Crypto investors ...

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Bitfury Partners With R&D Firm to Launch Crypto Mining Center in Paraguay

Blockchain firm Bitfury will develop a bitcoin mining center in Paraguay. The new mining operation is in partnership with Seoul-based research and development firm Commons Foundation.The collaboration is backed by the government of Paraguay, whose goal is to make the South American country a cryptocurrency mining hub.The new center, which is a part of Commons Foundation’s “Golden Goose” project, will ...

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