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Arkansas Police Generates Its Own Cryptocurrency to Track Child Porn

The Cyber Crimes Division of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas has launched a pilot program involving the mining of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to monitor the activities of criminals online. The division has generated its own digital currency to track such crimes as the proliferation of child pornography…. Read more »

Japanese Conglomerate SBI Group Launches Eight Cryptocurrency-Based Businesses

Japan-based financial services firm SBI Group has announced its plans to establish several new businesses based on digital currency. The group is simultaneously developing eight businesses including hedge fund management, mining, and a derivatives market. Group president and chief executive officer (CEO) Yoshitaka Kitao explained their plans at the company’s… Read more »

‘Clear Violation’? New York Authorities Challenged On SegWit2x BitLicense Rule-Breaking

SegWit2x will result in cryptocurrency businesses operating in New York to break BitLicense rules “no matter the outcome” of the hard fork. An email sent to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) this week is causing more controversy over November’s planned chain split, accusing lawmakers of failing to… Read more »

Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Posts Fourfold Trading Volume Increase in Venezuela

Decentralized Bitcoin exchange LocalBitcoins has announced a fourfold increase in its Bitcoin trading volume since June in Venezuela. This substantial increase reflects the phenomenal rise in demand for the digital currency in the country and in other emerging markets. According to the company, its trading volume of Bitcoin in the… Read more »

Fiat-like Convenience for Crypto Users Has Arrived

The saying goes that “cash is king,” but that doesn’t seem to be the case any longer. The mobile payment industry is projected to grow to over $1 trln in 2019,  rising to $3 trln by 2022, according to research firm Statista. Even more promising for mobile payments is the… Read more »

If Hard Fork Happens, Chain Backed By Majority of Miners Will Likely Win

This is an opinion piece, and the views reflected in this article are not necessarily those of Cointelegraph. Bitcoin is rapidly approaching a fork in the road that will determine a great deal about its future. Recently, Cointelegraph published a piece highlighting the so-called forks of “Bitcoin Cash” and “Bitcoin… Read more »

Don’t Fear Forks, There’s Only One Bitcoin

There’s been some panic lately over the various “forks” of the Bitcoin network, particularly among the less tech-savvy who hear inaccurate or incomplete news on the mainstream media. It’s important to clear up some confusion, because there are more so-called “forks” coming. First, the most important thing to know is… Read more »

Smart Wallet Unites and Secures Cryptocurrencies

While the number of incidents of hacking and fraud related to cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets has been declining since the early days, the popular press still likes a good anecdote of a naive investor losing money in the “Wild West” of the cryptocurrency world. Substantial improvements have been made largely… Read more »