TNABC Miami’s Eighth Annual Conference Goes Virtual, Event Underscores Technology’s Important Role

On January 28-29, 2021, The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) is preparing to kick off its eighth exhibition with another cryptocurrency and blockchain-focused event. The event organizers have lined up more speakers than ever, as this year’s TNABC is going to be 100% virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. TNABC’s creators say that this year has truly shown us all “how resilient a global crypto economy can be.” The North American Bitcoin Conference is coming back full throttle this year, as organizers say the team has curated a line-up…

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New Jersey Gym Claims State Seized $173K From Bank, Owner Discusses Cryptocurrency Solutions With Tucker Carlson

On January 14, Ian Smith, the co-owner of the Atilis Gym in New Jersey appeared on Fox News with the news anchor, Tucker Carlson, and discussed his battle with the state of New Jersey’s coronavirus lockdown orders. Smith and his business partner have defied the state’s lockdown orders and remained open for months. The Bellmawr establishment has been fined $15k per day, as the company does not adhere to enforcing Covid-19 protocols. On Wednesday evening the state of New Jersey allegedly took action and seized $173,613 from the gym owner’s…

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CEO Sentenced to 18-Month Jail Term for Accepting Bitcoin Bribes to List a Cryptocurrency

A South Korean court has sentenced the former CEO of the defunct crypto exchange Coinnest to 18 months in prison. The court also fined him over $61,000, who also was charged for fraud in 2020. Prosecutors Accused Coinnest Executives of Receiving 110 BTC in Bribes According to Fn News, the Supreme Court of Korea determined that Kim Ik-hwan should spend time in jail, as the authorities previously indicted him in 2018 for accepting bitcoin (BTC) bribes. The investigation unveiled that he and other executives received almost $771,270 worth of BTC…

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Nigerian Youth Propels the Country to the Top of Google Bitcoin Search Rankings

Nigeria, one of the biggest cryptocurrency markets in the world, recently emerged as the country with the highest number of bitcoin searches globally, according to Google Trends data. The data shows that the West African country has a search score of 100, which is more than double that of its nearest rival. Youth-Driven Interest According to one local report, Nigeria’s rise to the top of bitcoin search rankings signals the growing utility of the crypto in that country. The report also explains that country’s youth have been the decisive force…

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Goldman Sachs Sees Bitcoin Market Becoming More Mature

Goldman Sachs’ global head of commodities research sees the bitcoin market becoming more mature. “The key to creating some type of stability in the market is to see an increase in the participation of institutional investors,” he detailed. Meanwhile, the price of the cryptocurrency soared on Thursday, regaining much of the losses from the beginning of the week. Goldman Sachs Sees Maturing Bitcoin Market Jeff Currie, global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs, told CNBC this week that the bitcoin market is becoming more mature. Noting that it is…

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ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has called for the global regulation of bitcoin. She said that bitcoin is a highly speculative asset and has “conducted some funny business.” Emphasizing the need for countries to work together to regulate bitcoin, she suggested that the crypto regulation could be “initiated by the G7, moved into the G20 and then enlarged.” ECB Chief Calls for Bitcoin Regulation Globally ECB President Christine Lagarde said in an interview at the Reuters Next conference Wednesday that bitcoin is “a speculative asset…

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Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has been operating at very high processing speeds during the last few weeks, as the overall hashrate touched a whopping 171.2 exahash per second (EH/s) on Monday. Moreover, the network’s mining difficulty has also touched an all-time high (ATH) at 20.61 trillion, the highest difficulty the network has ever experienced in the last 12 years. One aspect of the Bitcoin (BTC) network that people look at to measure the protocol’s overall health and growth is the hashrate. At the time of publication, the BTC hashrate is…

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SV-Based Taraxa Revolutionizes Legacy Data Auditing With Mathematically Provable Audit Trails

PRESS RELEASE. Santa-Clara, CA – Taraxa’s newly released testnet was just put to use for a process auditing platform that minimizes operational friction in multi-party business processes. The Silicon Valley-based blockchain startup is building auditing solutions that infuse database-integrated systems with transparency and credibility by using data anchoring and cryptographic proofs to mathematically verify the origin and integrity of operational transactions. Cryptographically secured infrastructure and the flagship application Taraxa takes operational auditing to the next level with its cryptographically-secured audit log, finally solving the problem of capturing unstructured operational data…

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop a Global Cryptocurrency Scam Spreading in India

A class-action lawsuit has reportedly been filed against a cryptocurrency scam that has duped many Indian investors. The scam, promoted in three Indian languages, lures investors by promising up to 900% return on investments. The Delhi court has directed a notice to be placed in major newspapers, seeking victims of this scam to come forward. Class-Action Lawsuit to Stop a Crypto Scam in India A representative lawsuit has reportedly been filed in order to stop a cryptocurrency scam from continuing to dupe Indian investors. The Delhi court last week directed…

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Kim Dotcom Discusses the Swelling Crypto Economy and His Plans to ‘Accelerate P2P Electronic Cash’

This week, news.Bitcoin.com chatted with Kim Dotcom, the founder of the now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload and the creator of the content monetization application called K.im. The Internet entrepreneur Dotcom is a big believer when it comes to the crypto economy and during the conversation, we discussed subjects like bitcoin cash, the recent Big Tech censorship, and how cryptocurrencies will forward financial freedom. Kim Dotcom is a well known Internet entrepreneur and political activist that believes the crypto economy will continue to swell in value. Dotcom is well known for…

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