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In an effort to increase customers’ security and privacy on their platform, cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced the adoption of an open authentication standard U2F within its merchant payments service Bitfinex Pay. The move enables the capacity for online stores and merchants adopting the Bitfinex Pay widget to receive payments for goods and services in
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As part of its ongoing decentralization efforts, non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift announced Thursday that it has open-sourced the code of its upcoming version two platform, giving developers the opportunity to contribute to the iteration process.  ShapeShift’s v2 code repository is now available on Github, making it easier for developers to download it to their local
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However, he also believes the Taliban will embrace digital assets too. In a Sept. 1 interview with CNBC, Hoskinson, also a co-founder of Ethereum expressed his expectation that “cryptocurrencies will play a larger role in Afghanistan […] in the war for and against the Taliban forces.” Hoskinson highlighted the need for financial privacy-preserving technologies in
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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) are getting increasingly popular with Russian investors, apparently displacing traditional investment products, according to a new survey. Russia’s Association of Forex Dealers (AFD), a local self-regulatory organization focused on the foreign exchange market, polled 502 Russian investors to find out the local investor sentiment regarding cryptocurrencies. Released on Aug. 31, the
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Chinese regulators, including the Securities Association of China and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), held a meeting in Beijing to promote blockchain technology in the securities industry and discuss regulations. In the symposium organized by China Securities Industry Alliance Chain and Off-Site Alliance Chain, the deputy director-general of the Science and Technology Regulatory Bureau
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Not Legal Advice… is a monthly column from Zachary Kelman, Cointelegraph’s general counsel. He is a New York-licensed attorney specializing in political, legal and regulatory issues surrounding Bitcoin, digital currencies and blockchain technology. For two decades, United States presidents kept the American military in Afghanistan to back the fragile local government, tasked with keeping the
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