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April 30, 2018
Airdrops have become something of a buzzword in the past 6–12 months in the cryptocurrency community. The sudden explosion of airdrops can be linked to the steep growth of the ICO market in 2017, where blockchain projects managed to raise over $4.5 billion through this new form of financing. What are Airdrops? Cryptocurrency airdrops are...
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CTFC To Begin Bounty Program for Whistleblowers of Pump-and-Dump Schemes The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has created a bounty program meant to encourage whistleblowers to expose pump-and-dump schemes in the cryptocurrency industry. According to The Merkle, whistleblowers who submit “original information that leads to a successful enforcement action that leads to monetary sanctions of...
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Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is pressuring local cryptocurrency exchanges to de-list privacy-centric altcoins such as Monero, Zcash, and Dash. Writing in Forbes, Tokyo-based journalist Jake Adelstein reports that sources close to the FSA say the regulatory agency — which has sole authority to grant licenses to cryptocurrency exchanges — is “taking all available steps” to...
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In today’s climate of ICOs with 100 billion token supplies, it can be easy to forget that the total supply of Bitcoin is incredibly low – 21 million. The 17 millionth Bitcoin has been mined, and there are only 4 million left. The built-in artificial scarcity is one of the most important characteristics of the currency,...
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