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New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to ICO Endorsed by Steven Seagal

The U.S. state of New Jersey has issued a cease-and-desist order to an initial coin offering (ICO) endorsed by film actor Steven Seagal.

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6/13/2018

article Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say
(New York) -- A concentrated campaign of price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other big cryptocurrencies...

6/7/2018

article South Korea to charge CoinOne execs with illegal gambling
(South Korea) -- South Korean authorities are recommending illegal gambling charges be filed against the CoinOne cryptocurrency exchange for its margin trading service....

6/4/2018

article Man dies on Mount Everest during ASKfm cryptocurrency promotional stunt
(Nepal) -- It was a stunt designed to play on one of cryptocurrencies most resilient memes: "to the moon" -- the idea that prices will skyrocket, leaving...

6/3/2018

article In the World of Cryptocurrency, Even Good Projects Can Go Bad
(Worldwide) -- While scams proliferated in the unregulated world of virtual currencies over the last year, a company in Switzerland seemed to be among the more...

5/27/2018

article Bitcoin Binge: Addiction experts launch first Scots rehab centre for people hooked on trading cyber cash
(UK) -- Therapists fear users of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can become obsessed with tracking the digital money. And they warn the problem is similar to online...
article Bitcoin traders offered therapy for addiction
(UK) -- People hooked on trading cryptocurrencies are to be offered treatment to deal with their addiction. Castle Craig Hospital in Peeblesshire has created a course of...

5/24/2018

press release Shady Crypto-bank Targets Tribes: Tribal Sovereignty – What Makes Mensarii Credit Union Different
(Internet) -- The Mensarii cryptocurrency credit union is unlike any other you might have heard of before. What makes it different? The answer lies in Tribal Sovereignty...

5/22/2018

press release CAVEAT EMPTOR: Tribal Sovereignty - What Makes Mensarii Credit Union Different
(UK) -- The Mensarii cryptocurrency credit union is unlike any other you might have heard of before. What makes it different? The answer lies in Tribal Sovereignty, and...

5/20/2018

article Why Gibraltar’s crypto gambling regulation is important and what to expect from it?
(UK) -- Gibraltar is one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. The industry enjoys very low taxes and some of the biggest names in the industry have their success roots...

5/16/2018

article Supreme Court Sports Bets Ruling Opens Door for Blockchain
(USA) -- Sports betting may become a new growth industry for blockchain companies following the U.S. Supreme Court’s May 14 decision striking down a prohibition on...

5/14/2018

article SA’s first cryptocurrency ATM will open in Johannesburg by the end of this week
(South Africa) -- South Africa’s first cryptocurrency ATM, able to process Dash, Ethereum, Bitcoin and others, will open at Northwold Spar in Johannesburg by the...

5/8/2018

article The world will have a global cryptocurrency, but it won't be bitcoin, says ex-Goldman president Gary Cohn
(USA) -- Former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn said Tuesday he thinks the world will have a global cryptocurrency that is not bitcoin."I'm not a big believer...
article Why A.I. and Cryptocurrency Are Making One Type of Computer Chip Scarce
(California) -- Two technology booms — some people might call them frenzies — are combining to turn a once-obscure type of microprocessor into a must-have...

4/30/2018

article Warren Buffett Says Buying Bitcoin Is Gambling, Not Investment
(Nebraska) -- Don't confuse speculation with investment, billionaire CEO warns. Ramping up to Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting, Chairman and CEO...

4/29/2018

article Warren Buffet Says Buying Bitcoin is Gambling, Not Investing
(Nebraska) -- Investment guru Warren Buffet remains unsold on bitcoin and crptocurrencies. He doesn’t even consider buying bitcoin as investing and compares it to...

4/27/2018

article The Negative Impact Of Having 'All Women Panels' At Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Conferences
(Worldwide) -- “Recently, I was at a summit where there was a ‘Pink Room’ - a place designed specifically for women. This was a rather offensive, yet...
article US State Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Mining Company
(North Carolina) -- The U.S. State of North Carolina issued a cease and desist order to Power Mining Pool (PMP) last week. After some investigation, the state’s...

4/25/2018

article How Asia is integrating crypto in their baccarat games
(China) -- Gambling is a thriving industry in Asia especially in the south-east part of the continent. The hunger for risk and gambling is higher than in many parts of...

4/24/2018

article A South Korean gaming company is said to be in talks to buy Bitstamp, the world’s oldest bitcoin exchange
(London) -- Bitstamp, the world's oldest surviving bitcoin exchange, is up for sale, according to people familiar with the matter, and a South Korean gaming company...
article ‘OK, I’ll say it: bitcoin is a scam,’ says the former CEO of PayPal and Intuit
(USA) -- Bitcoin has enjoyed a nice stretch lately, breaking through the $9,000 level on Tuesday and leading a broad advance in the crypto space, which has seen a $100-...

4/23/2018

article How The Tiny Nation Of Georgia Became A Bitcoin Behemoth
(Georgia) -- Since long before anyone can remember, the big, fertile slopes of the Alazani Valley in eastern Georgia have been planted with grape vines. It's the...
article Power-sucking Bitcoin 'mines' spark backlash
(New York) -- Bitcoin "miners" who use rows of computers whirring at the same time to produce virtual currencies began taking root along New York's...

4/22/2018

article Venture Capitalists Seek ‘Safe Harbor’ for Virtual Currencies
(California) -- Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have been lobbying federal regulators to protect at least some virtual currencies from being categorized as...

4/21/2018

article Macau Authorities Fight against Illegal Cryptocurrency Operation in the Region
(Macau) -- Cryptocurrency has been one of the hot topics for quite some time now and as with every new trend enjoying the attention of many people, there were attempts...

4/20/2018

article Macau issues cryptocurrency crime warning after link to former triad boss emerges
(Macau) -- Concerns over a Macau cryptocurrency firm backed by a notorious former gangster, and which has links to the company behind the Facebook data-mining scandal,...

4/19/2018

article Macau junkets counter crypto coin firm’s biz claims
(Macau) -- Several Macau junket operators have issued clarifications denying having either business relations or partnership with a company that on Tuesday announced at...

4/16/2018

article Decentralized Betting Platforms Aim to Reinvent Online Gambling
(USA) -- As cryptocurrency use begins to impact industries around the globe, Bitsonline takes a look at the potential of using the blockchain to reinvent the online...

4/9/2018

article How to Use Bitcoin to Bet the Kentucky Derby
(Internet) -- The online betting site of your choice will have you send them the special address/token obtained from the Bitcoin wallet or exchange. You would select...
article Venezuela “May” Charge for Exports in Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency Petro
(Venezuela) -- Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro has revealed that the country’s state-owned companies may start charging for exports in the country’s oil-...

4/4/2018

article AYRE: Fear and Loathing in Seoul – Samson Mow and Vitalik Buterin exposed!
(South Korea) -- I recently attended three back-to-back cryptocurrency events. An ICO-focused one in HK, then Satoshi Vision in Tokyo and now I am at the Deconomy-...

4/3/2018

article Bitcoin has Worst First Quarter in its History: Over $119 Billion Wiped Out
(Internet) -- Bitcoin witnessed its worst first quarter in its eight year history of price tracking. Nearly $119 billion in value had been wiped out during the first...

4/2/2018

article Cryptocurrencies are Aiming to Revolutionize the Gambling Industry
(USA) -- 2017 was a memorable year for the crypto world. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen a significant growth and wider adoption while numerous projects...

3/29/2018

article Some college students gambling with financial aid money
(Michigan) -- A large number of college scholars are trying to make a buck off of their financial aid money... About one in five student borrowers admit to using loan...

3/27/2018

article Nevada Casinos Begin To Embrace Bitcoin As A Payment Method
(Las Vegas) -- Cryptocurrency is changing the way people do business around the world. There has been mixed reactions to the cryptocurrency industry as some governments...
article Federal Court Ruling Recognizes CFTC Jurisdiction over Cryptocurrencies as Commodities
(USA) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) scored a victory in its effort to assert jurisdiction over portions of the cryptocurrency and initial coin...
article Twitter bans ads for cryptocurrency ICOs, joining crackdown on scams
(Internet) -- Twitter Inc. will start banning cryptocurrency advertising from Tuesday, joining Facebook and Google in a clampdown that seeks to avoid giving publicity to...

3/26/2018

article Casino, pot business slow to adopt bitcoin in Nevada
(Las Vegas) -- A clerk at Pisos marijuana dispensary, a couple of miles east of the Strip, accepts $37 worth of bitcoinlike tokens to sell a pound of cannabis-infused...
article Las Vegas Strip Warms Up To Cryptocurrencies
(Las Vegas) -- Businesses in one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the United States - the Las Vegas Strip, now accepts cryptocurrencies as payment. Due to...
press release Surging ICO Fundraising Ignores Bearish Cryptocurrency Market; 1Q18 ICOs Exceed Jan-Nov 2017
(Internet) -- In spite of regulatory uncertainty and bearish cryptocurrency market conditions, the initial coin offering (ICO) space continues to soar, according to an...
article Casino, pot business slow to adopt bitcoin in Nevada
(Nevada) -- A clerk at Pisos marijuana dispensary, a couple of miles east of the Strip, accepts $37 worth of bitcoinlike tokens to sell a pound of cannabis-infused...

3/23/2018

article Regulatory Net Tightening on the “Wild West” of the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industry
(Internet) -- In August 2017, we considered the guidance offered by the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) regarding the application of securities laws to the...
article Japan suspends Binance, one of world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges
(Japan) -- Japan’s top financial regulator has ordered one of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges to suspend its operations. The watchdog said...
article Yahoo Japan to Launch Own Cryptocurrency Exchange: report
(Japan) -- In a move that is likely to shake up the cryptocurrency exchange business, Yahoo Japan has announced plans to open its own crypto-exchange as soon as a year...

3/18/2018

article Twitter is reportedly planning to ban cryptocurrency ads
(USA) -- Following Facebook and Google’s footsteps, Twitter is reportedly planning to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs),...

3/16/2018

article Atari’s new cryptocurrency and console to begin trend: is EA next?
(Australia) -- Money is a delicate subject matter within the gaming community. The growth and frequent misuse of microtransactions, free-to-play games and pay-to-win...
article Google Incorporated crackdown sends Bitcoin prices tumbling
(USA) -- Bitcoin prices reportedly fell by around 9% this week to around $8,000 after search engine provider Google Incorporated declared that it soon intends to...
article Dragon Coin Token Sale Reels in $407m for its Floating Casino
(Macau) -- One of the largest token sales ever came to an end yesterday. Dragon Coin, a project by Macau based casino operator Dragon Corp, had already raised $320...
article Ethereum-Based GIFcoin Aims to Disrupt the Online Gambling Industry
(Internet) -- With the ever-increasing number of online users in the last decade, the online gambling industry also has witnessed an exponential growth over the years...

3/15/2018

article Google Blocks Cryptocurrency, Skin Betting and Forex Advertising
(USA) -- Google has said it will block all advertising related to cryptocurrencies and ICOs, as well as certain kinds of gambling ads, as it moves to protect its “...
article US cryptocurrency regulation: SEC & IRS no longer passive
(USA) -- Cryptocurrency is becoming more and more mainstream everyday. On Sunday night, John Oliver ran a long piece on the cryptocurrency ecosystem, mapping out to HBO...

3/14/2018

article Allianz Global Investors: 'Bitcoin is Worthless'
(London) -- Managing some 500 billion in euro, Allianz Global's head of global economics and strategy Stefan Hofrichter offered his thoughts on Bitcoin this week.
article Google Cracks Down on Cryptocurrency Ads, Upgrades Advertising Policies for Skin Gambling
(Internet) -- Google will crack down on cryptocurrency ads as well as content advertising other “unregulated or speculative financial products”, Scott...
article Congressional hearing on cryptocurrencies devolves into bitcoin bash fest
(Washington D.C.) -- A House Financial Services subcommittee met Wednesday in what was supposed to be an overview of the cryptocurrency landscape. The two-hour hearing...
article Trouble for bitcoin as Google bans all crypto-related ads
(USA) -- Internet giant Google has announced that it will be banning of all advertisements related to cryptocurrencies on its platforms as it attempts to build an "...

3/12/2018

article Cryptocurrency Tax Bill Moving Along In Arizona Legislature
(Arizona) -- A bill allowing cresidents to pay state income taxes in cryptocurrencies has cleared another legislative hurdle. The bill, which was approved by the state...
article This U.S. Town Could Become the First to Ban Cryptocurrency Mining
(New York) -- Governments are finding new ways to crack down on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Case in point: One small manufacturing town in upstate New York is...

3/9/2018

article This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town
(Washington) -- Hands on the wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot...

3/8/2018

article ZeroEdge.Bet Casino Opens New Office in London
(UK) -- ZeroEdge.Bet, a start-up that is building a blockchain based online casino network, is expanding its reach and will be opening brand new offices in London.
article New Jersey Issues Cease-and-Desist to ICO Endorsed by Steven Seagal
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. state of New Jersey has issued a cease-and-desist order to an initial coin offering (ICO) endorsed by film actor Steven Seagal.
article Grand Korea Leisure casinos ink crypto deal with Dragon Inc
(South Korea) -- South Korean casino operator Grand Korea Leisure (GKL) has struck a deal with fintech firm Dragon Inc to incorporate cryptocurrency technology into GKL...

3/4/2018

article Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland
(Iceland) -- Some 600 computers used to "mine" bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been stolen from data centers in Iceland in what police say is the...
article Pay us bitcoin or never see your files again: Inside the highly profitable underworld of ransomware
(Colorado) -- Last month, employees at the Colorado Department of Transportation were greeted by a message on their computer screens similar to this:

3/2/2018

article Cryptocurrency Crackdown: SEC Probe Heaps Regulatory Pressure on Multi-Billion-Dollar Market
(Washington D.C.) -- More than a dozen companies involved with cryptocurrencies are under investigation in the U.S., according to reports, amid a broad crackdown on...
article Taxation Of Cryptocurrency Proof Of Stake Transaction Fees
(Washington D.C.) -- Cryptocurrency mining is the process by which transactions are verified and added to the block chain. Anyone with access to the internet and...
article Bitcoin's plunge in volume stirs questions about its future
(Worldwide) -- Earlier this year, when Bitcoin's price fell by more than 60 per cent from its record close, a less-noticed Bitcoin figure also plunged: the number of...

2/27/2018

article Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor accused of swindling $5 billion of cryptocurrency
(Internet) -- Craig Wright, who claims he invented bitcoin, is accused of swindling more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from the estate of...
article Bill Gates: Cryptocurrency is ‘super risky’ over the long-term
(Washington) -- Bill Gates is not a fan of cryptocurrency. During a recent "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, the Microsoft co-founder said that the main...

2/26/2018

article Israeli Supreme Court Backs Crypto: Forces Banks to Allow Trading
(Israel) -- The Israeli Supreme Court reached a decision today in the crypto space, requiring banks to allow trading, and prohibiting them from limiting the bank...
article Most Cryptocurrency Startups Still Alive And Kicking After 12 Months
(Worldwide) -- The new landscape for startups using invented cryptocurrencies to raise funds for their project is either a success or a failure. It all depends on how...

2/23/2018

article Venezuelan President Asks Banks to Mine the National Cryptocurrency. Unions are Aghast.
(Venezuela) -- Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro is doubling down on his support for the Petro, encouraging the country’s banks to mine and use the recently-...
article Here's How Much Bitcoin Elon Musk Owns
(California) -- Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t exactly active in cryptocurrency. Musk revealed this week on Twitter how much Bitcoin he owns—and it’s not...
article Sources: Louisiana AG Jeff Landry fires office's IT staffers, opens probe of suspected bitcoin 'mining'
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has opened a criminal investigation into his own office's information technology section, including its...

2/22/2018

article Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsquare To Add Credit Card Payment Method
(Internet) -- A new partnership between Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare and payment firm Processing.com will provide Coinsquare customers with new online...
article OP/ED: Thinking about buying a cryptocurrency or token? The SEC has some advice
(Internet) -- Should you or shouldn’t you buy the latest new cryptocurrency or token? I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me and asked if they...
article OP/ED: When the cryptocurrency bubble pops, these tokens are built to survive
(Internet) -- Being in a cryptocurrency bubble is not entirely a bad thing. At least according to crypto’s true believers. The argument goes like this: Sure, lots...
article Venezuela is launching yet another cryptocurrency to save the economy
(Venezuela) -- Nicolas Maduro is so convinced that cryptocurrencies are going to save the failing Venezuelan economy that he’s launching the state’s second...

2/21/2018

article Hackers used Tesla’s computers to mine cryptocurrency
(Internet) -- Hackers broke into Tesla’s cloud-computing platform and used it to mine cryptocurrency, according to researchers.
article Iran Isn't So Keen on Bitcoin After All. But It May Have Other Cryptocurrency Plans.
(Iran) -- Late last year, there were reports that the Iranian government was keen on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency as a way of bypassing economic sanctions. However, the...
article Bitcoins for free? Another Japanese cryptocurrency exchange lands itself in hot water
(Japan) -- A blunder at a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange let investors briefly buy bitcoins for free — though none were able to profit from the mistake.
article Cryptocurrency exchanges add new tech to speed up bitcoin transactions by 20%
(Internet) -- Two of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges are aiming to make bitcoin transactions faster and cheaper with a new software update announced this week.
article Dogecoin: A cryptocurrency joke that somehow turned real
(Internet) -- June 22, 2014. Jackson Palmer, a self-identified "average geek," is high in the stands at a Nascar race at Sonoma Raceway, California. He is an...
article Las Vegas resident arrested for bitcoin money laundering
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas resident may be the first in the state to get arrested on charges of money laundering using bitcoin. Morgan Rockcoons, 30, was detained at his...
article Maduro coin? Venezuela begins pre-sale of new cryptocurrency
(Venezuela) -- Venezuela has launched the pre-sale of the “petro,” a new digital currency invented by the government of President Nicolas Maduro. “...
article Steven Seagal becomes face of new cryptocurrency Bitcoiin2Gen
(Internet) -- Steven Seagal’s multifarious career has taken him from Hollywood to promoting Russian firearms, but his latest move into the world of cryptocurrency...
article A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin
(Japan) -- An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for free—including...

2/20/2018

article Tesla's Amazon cloud account was hacked and used to mine cryptocurrency
(Internet) -- Tesla's Amazon Web Services account was hacked to mine cryptocurrency, Fortune first reported. The hack, which was brought to Tesla's attention by the...
article Tesla’s cloud was used by hackers to mine cryptocurrency
(Internet) -- Tesla’s cloud account was hacked and used to mine cryptocurrency, according to a security research firm. Hackers gained access to the electric car company’...
article Venezuela launches the ‘petro,’ its cryptocurrency
(Venezuela) -- Crisis-ridden Venezuela is launching an oil-backed cryptocurrency Tuesday that it hopes will help circumvent U.S. financial sanctions and resurrect the...
article Steven Seagal Is Endorsing a Cryptocurrency—But You Might Want to Avoid It
(Internet) -- It’s not uncommon for one business to try to ride another’s coattails by using a slightly tweaked version of a popular name—such as Sonia...

2/19/2018

article Bitcoin Goes Nuclear Presidents Day Weekend Trading To $11,000 Mark
(Internet) -- The recent price fluctuations in the Bitcoin Price Index has been a wild ride in recent months. New lows signaled a possible bear market, while renewed...
article DFSCoin (DFS) Market Cap Reaches $1.10 Million
(USA) -- DFSCoin (CURRENCY:DFS) traded up 9% against the U.S. dollar during the one day period ending at 10:00 AM Eastern on February 19th. DFSCoin has a market cap of $...

2/18/2018

article Gambling tycoon builds $100m bitcoin-funded Antiguan resort
(Antigua) -- Calvin Ayre, a gambling and bitcoin multi-millionaire who was once on the run from the US authorities, is building a $100m five-star resort on Antigua...
article Atari Is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency, Atari Token, Because Of Course It Is
(USA) -- Atari remains one of the most perplexing brands in gaming, a shell of its former self, shuffled around between buyers for years, yet still trying to stay...
article Chicago Trader Steals Over $2 Million in Bitcoin and Litecoin Cryptocurrency
(Illinois) -- A Chicago trader is facing up to 20 years in prison for stealing over $2 million in Bitcoin and Litecoin cryptocurrency from his employer.
article Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies
(Worldwide) -- The currency they were after was virtual, but the guns they carried were anything but. In the beach resort of Phuket, Thailand, last month, the assailants...

2/17/2018

article ZeroEdge.Bet Opens New Office in London
(UK) -- ZeroEdge.Bet, a start-up that is building a blockchain based online casino network, is expanding its reach and will be opening brand new offices in London.

2/16/2018

article FanDuel launching NBA contest with cryptocurrency prizes
(New York) -- For this year’s NFL Playoffs, the daily fantasy sports company FanDuel offered a “Bitcoin Bowl” contest in which winners were paid in...
article Atari will use cryptocurrency to bolster its online gambling business
(France) -- In its latest bid for relevance, Atari is glomming onto the cryptocurrency craze. The company is hoping to bolster its gambling business in Europe with Atari...
article Gambling Addicted Trader Charged With Stealing $2 Million in Bitcoin From Employer
(Illinois) -- 24-year-old Joseph Kim claims he intended to return approximately $2 million worth of Bitcoin after covering his own trading losses. He was found out...

2/15/2018

article Atari Is Jumping on the Crypto Bandwagon
(France) -- Forget the joystick. Atari SA -- perhaps best known for 1980s video-games “Pac-Man” and “Space Invaders” -- is now jumping on the...

2/14/2018

press release Sp8de: The First Blockchain-Based Casino ICO with Jackpot Rounds
(Internet) -- Similar to many new ICOs and blockchain projects, Sp8de aims to utilize the power of blockchain and cryptocurrency to revolutionize a specific market; in...

2/13/2018

article BLOG: Crypto Currencies Aiming to Revolutionize a Gambling Industry
(Worldwide) -- There is no doubt that we are in times of a present-day Gold Rush and nobody wants to miss out on the extraordinary returns if products hit critical mass...
article Cryptocurrency mining in Iceland is using so much energy, the electricity may run out
(Iceland) -- The value of bitcoin may have stumbled in recent months, but in Iceland it has known only one direction so far: upward. The stunning success of...

2/9/2018

article Cryptocurrencies Come to Campus
(California) -- While the price of Bitcoin has dropped since Christmas, the virtual currency boom has shown no signs of cooling off in the more august precincts of...

2/7/2018

article CEZA plans to diversify into casino, cryptocurrency
(Philippines) -- The Philippines’ former top online gambling licensing body is reportedly looking for an alternative revenue stream after President Rodrigo Duterte...

2/6/2018

article Canadian Regulator Asks Google to Wipe Out Cryptocurrency and ICO Ads
(Manitoba) -- The Manitoba Securities Commission and chairman of Canada’s Binary Options Task Force called for restrictive measures on all ads for binary options,...
article Cryptocurrency and the UK debate hits ICE VOX
(London) -- The world of cryptocurrency seems to be growing at an exponential rate, with barely a day passing by that more news doesn’t break from within the field...

2/5/2018

article Australia gambling regulator pumps brakes on Bitcoin bets
(Australia) -- Australia’s premier online gambling licensing agency is pumping the brakes on its licensees accepting cryptocurrency-based wagers. On Friday, online...
article NTRC Oppose to Adding Cryptocurrencies to Australian Gambling Websites
(Australia) -- The gaming regulators in Australia are considering the future of bets placed online by using cryptocurrencies, which could result in further regulation....
article Cagayan mulls casino, cryptocurrency hub with Chinese
(Philippines) -- The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) in the Philippines is proposing a new casino resort in the zone and also possibly a financial technology or...

2/3/2018

article Zeroedge crypto casino will likely live down to its name
(Internet) -- ZeroEdge hopes to become the online gambling industry’s default cryptocurrency, although its chances of achieving this goal are close to, er, zero....
article DFSCoin (DFS) Market Cap Hits $1.84 Million
(Internet) -- DFSCoin (CURRENCY:DFS) traded up 48.4% against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM ET on February 3rd. One DFSCoin coin can now be...
article DFScoin Now Rebranded as FantasyGold Coin Making Major Impact in the Fantasy Sports Market
(Internet) -- FantasyGold is a peer to peer cryptocurrency aimed at serving the growing fantasy sports industry in both the B2B and B2C space.

2/2/2018

article Bitcoin Ban Expands Across Credit Cards as JPMorgan, BofA Recoil
(USA) -- A growing number of big U.S. credit-card issuers are deciding they don’t want to finance a falling knife. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America...
press release Taking advantage of the bitcoin rise with CasinoWebScripts casino solution
(Romania) -- CasinoWebScripts announces that it has recently developed a complete solution for entrepreneurs who are looking to invest in a bitcoin-based business.

1/31/2018

article Blockchain Startup to Bring a Casino Platform You Don’t Need to Trust
(Worldwide) -- Gambling has been part of human history since the very beginning and its reputation never really has improved over time. The arrival of Blockchain...

1/29/2018

article Ethereum Startup Vanishes After Seemingly Making $11, Leaves Message: ‘Penis’
(The Internet) -- An Ethereum startup called Prodeum disappeared from the web on Sunday after raising a grand total of $11 USD from investors in a crowdsale. Shortly...

1/28/2018

article MyDFS Announces Its Cryptocurrency Now Available for Sale
(Worldwide) -- Daily Fantasy Sports site MyDFS is betting blockchain to redefine its games through better transparency. The startup has just put its tokens on sale with...

1/26/2018

article Roger Ver launches Bitcoin Cash Games online casino
(Internet) -- Longtime cryptocurrency advocate Roger Ver has expanded his online gambling site to accept Bitcoin Cash (BCH) wagering. Last September, Ver’s...
article Coincheck Says It Lost Crypto Coins Valued at About $400 Million
(Japan) -- One of Japan’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges said that about $400 million in NEM tokens were lost after the coins were sent “illicitly”...

1/25/2018

article Arsenal Football Club to Promote iGaming Firm ICO
(Worldwide) -- iGaming platform provider CashBet has partnered with Arsenal Football Club in a deal that will promote the firm's new crypto token. The British Premier...
article Rahul Sood's Unikrn Partners With Maingear For ACM Killer Cryptocurrency GPU Mining Rigs
(Las Vegas) -- If you're looking to buy a graphics card the days, we feel bad for you – really bad. Prices have skyrocketed due to people buying hordes of GPUs...
article Bitcoin is 'gambling' and regulations are needed, Canada central bank head says
(Canada) -- Bitcoin trading is "gambling," Canada's central bank governor told CNBC on Thursday, adding that he was looking to work with global regulators...

1/24/2018

article Arsenal becomes the first football club in the world to promote a cryptocurrency
(UK) -- In a world-first for football, Arsenal today signed a landmark deal promoting a cryptocurrency. The Premier League outfit has inked an agreement with Cashbet, a...

1/22/2018

article Bitcoin broker Coinbase booked $1 billion in revenue last year — so the company has told hovering VCs to back off
(California) -- Coinbase, the bitcoin trading broker that has exploded in popularity as cryptocurrencies surge and nose dive, has encountered an unusual problem for a...

1/21/2018

article OP/ED: Bitcoin money laundering report ignores gambling’s history
(Las Vegas) -- A new report claims online gambling sites are prime conduits for laundering ill-gotten Bitcoin cryptocurrency proceeds, but its authors either chose to...

1/18/2018

article Money Laundering Firm Publishes Study on “Dirty” Bitcoins
(Worldwide) -- Elliptic, a cryptocurrency analytics provider, released its study on half a million bitcoins that moved directly from illicit sources from the period...

1/17/2018

article Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates
(New York) -- The air has been swiftly leaking out of the virtual currency bubble. A decline in virtual currency prices that began before Christmas has picked up pace in...

1/16/2018

article Bitcoin Continues to Plummet After Its Biggest Daily Crash in Four Months
(New York) -- Bitcoin extended its sharp tumble of the past 24 hours, skidding more than 7% on Wednesday in a rapid downturn in fortunes as investors were spooked by...
article Mark Cuban Says Mavs Will Accept Cryptocurrency Next Season
(Texas) -- If you've made a bunch of money on cryptocurrencies but found it difficult to convert that money into real-life objects or experiences, you're in luck...

1/15/2018

article Could the Crypto Boom Help the Poker Economy?
(Worldwide) -- While it has certainly been the case that many former online poker players have all but left the game to concentrate on their every expanding...
article Will 2018 be the year Bitcoin is revealed as gambling and not investing? Governments begin to act
(Internet) -- Could the Bitcoin bubble be about to burst? The notoriously unstable cryptocurrency spent 2017 climbing to dizzying heights, but it seems to be tanking...
article Manila Prepares for First Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference amid Surging Gambling Interest in Cryptocurrencies
(Philippines) -- The place of digital currencies in our rapidly developing world is undoubted, as it marks an important step towards digitalization and a more reliable...

1/14/2018

article I tried to buy $1 of bitcoin from a Las Vegas ATM -- and it just proves how far bitcoin
(Las Vegas) -- I’ve been in Las Vegas for a whole week, but I’ve only gambled twice: when I played $US1 on The Simpsons slot machine in my hotel, and when I...
article KFC Canada's 'bitcoin bucket' attempts to cash in on cryptocurrency craze
(Canada) -- For a short time on Friday morning, Canadians were able to buy their fried chicken with cryptocurrency. KFC Canada's "bitcoin bucket" sold out...

1/13/2018

article Why is South Korea spooking the global bitcoin market?
(South Korea) -- The world of bitcoin — rarely free of wild ups and downs of late — has been rattled this week by word that South Korea is preparing a ban on...

1/12/2018

article Bitcoin Price Slips as South Korea Plans to Ban Cryptocurrency Exchange
(South Korea) -- Cryptocurrency has been attracting the attention of many people around the globe. Some consider cryptocurrency to be the payment method of the future,...
article Even the government is getting in on the Bitcoin hype
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Marshals Service announced Thursday that it will hold an auction next month to dispose of 3,813 bitcoins, worth a cool $52 million at Friday...
press release Multilotto announce launch of Bitcoin Lottery
(Internet) -- Multilotto players can now win a fortune in ‘Geek’s Gold’ following the announcement that the company will offer customers the chance to...

1/10/2018

article Bitcoin Called ‘Unstable’ By Microsoft, Dropped As A Payment Method
(Florida) -- Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride has taken another turn as Microsoft has reportedly dropped the digital currency as a payment option. The tech giant is...

1/8/2018

article Bitcoin Called ‘Unstable’ By Microsoft, Dropped As A Payment Method
(Washington) -- Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride has taken another turn as Microsoft has reportedly dropped the digital currency as a payment option. The tech giant...
article Steam is no longer supporting Bitcoin
(Washington) -- As of today, Steam will no longer support Bitcoin as a payment method on our platform due to high fees and volatility in the value of Bitcoin. In the...

1/7/2018

article Unikrn goes to the moon, with UKG rising 50% to record $2.35
(The Internet) -- Unikrn has been leading the gaming and eSports scenes for a couple of years now, but the company released Unikoin Gold and ever since then it has been...

1/5/2018

article I Bet My Bitcoin Like a Gambler, and It Made Me Scared for the Future
(USA) -- I bought a little under one bitcoin (about 0.85 BTC) cheap, once; “cheap” by today’s standards, anyway. It cost around $400 USD, from what I...

1/4/2018

article Bitcoin declared illegal in Egypt as top imam likens cryptocurrency to gambling
(Egypt) -- Egypt’s top religious leader has called for bitcoin to be banned as it contravenes Islamic law, with the chief imam comparing the cryptocurrency to...

1/3/2018

press release Bitcoin Casino Raising Their Influence on Gambling Market
(Worldwide) -- In recent times, the financial sector has seen great technological advancements that have introduced the use of digital currency. Among the leading...

1/1/2018

article Ripple the Top 10 Cryptoasset of 2017
(Worldwide) -- Cryptoassets include standalone cryptocurrencies or tokens issued on the ethereum blockchain. Quartz compared yearlong gains as measured by data provider...

12/29/2017

article A kidnapped crypto executive was reportedly released after paying a $1 million bitcoin ransom
(Ukraine) -- Pavel Lerner, the CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange Exmo Finance, has been released from the custody of kidnappers after the payment of a $1 million...

12/28/2017

article Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager kidnapped in Kiev
(Ukraine) -- A manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine. According to Russian and Ukrainian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while...

12/27/2017

article First Decentralized Casino on Ethereum is Legalized by The Curaçao Government
(Caribbean) -- The government of Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island well known for its scuba diving market and regulated casino industry, has officially legalized and...

12/26/2017

article Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is? A Guide for the Confused
(The Internet) -- Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and lost off of something you didn’t even really...
press release Esports Betting Platform XWIN CryptoBet Raises $1 Million In Pre-ICO
(Worldwide) -- The Christmas cheer is heard loud and clear from the XWIN CryptoBet headquarters in Belize City as the project brings in it's first $1 million even...

12/24/2017

article Why Warren Buffett says cryptocurrencies aren’t a ‘buy’ for average person
(Nebraska) -- Warren Buffett again warned against investing in cryptocurrencies, this time in the Washington Post. “There are basically two kinds of assets,...

12/22/2017

article Europe’s Last Dictator Wants to Run a Global Crypto Hub
(Belarus) -- Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who’s labored for years under the title of Europe’s last dictator, is making a bid for a shiny new image...

12/20/2017

article Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions amidst accusations of insider trading
(The Internet) -- Coinbase has launched an internal probe to identify whether its employees engaged in insider trading of Bitcoin Cash shortly before the cryptocurrency...

12/19/2017

article Bitcoin: Should you care, and can you afford not to?
(Worldwide) -- I’ve been speaking about Bitcoin at iGaming conferences since 2014, trying to teach people in the industry about the potential impact and the upside...

12/18/2017

article GameTester launches $30 million initial coin offering to attract more users to the gaming platform
(Australia) -- Australian video game testing startup GameTester has launched a $US30 million ($39 million) initial coin offering (ICO) on the Ethereum blockchain,...
article OP/ED: Why CryCash has launched a cryptocurrency for gamers
(Internet) -- Earlier in the month, troubled game and tech maker Crytek announced it had partnered up with a cryptocurrency called CryCash. Billed as a cryptocurrency...
article Study shows millennials are gambling on Bitcoin investment
(Worldwide) -- A British study of investors has revealed that millennials are opting to take a gamble on Bitcoin instead of choosing traditional investments such as...
article Bitcoin lottery launches in Ireland
(Ireland) -- Irish gamblers can join the volatile cryptocurrency action after Lottoland launched its Bitcoin lotto jackpot here. The draw, which takes place every day...

12/17/2017

article Buying Bitcoin Means 'Buying Risk,' Bank Of Canada Governor Says
(Ontario) -- Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz is sounding the alarm on Bitcoin, calling the purchase of the cryptocurrency "closer to gambling than investing....

12/16/2017

article What is Ethereum?
(The Internet) -- To fully understand what Ethereum is, you need to know a little about blockchain, a word that cryptocurrency followers have been taking for granted....

12/14/2017

article Unikrn Aims to Disrupt Esports with Block Chain Technology
(Internet) -- Esports, a form of organized multi-player video games competition, is expected to garner a worldwide revenue of $696 million this year and $1.5 billion by...

12/13/2017

article Benjamin Netanyahu Says Bitcoin Rises As Banks Die
(Israel) -- Israeli news broadcasters are buzzing about unearthed footage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking off the cuff about bitcoin. “Are banks...

12/12/2017

article Bitcoin Gamblers See Earnings Grow, as Digital Currency Jumps on Futures Exchange
(USA) -- In one of the craziest days for cybercurrency trading in history, the price of a single bitcoin jumped from $16,700 to $16,748 in a matter of seconds on Monday.
article Unikrn adds CoinHub and Braveno exchanges to UnikoinGold fold
(Washington) -- UnikoinGold, the crypto token launched by esports dedicated bookmaker Unikrn has added Braveno and CoinHub exchanges to open more opportunities for...

12/10/2017

article Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange
(Chicago) -- — The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S....

12/9/2017

article Bitcoin's price is skyrocketing. Even Uber drivers and house cleaners want in
(California) -- Keith Ellison’s first hint that bitcoin was poised for a breakthrough was over the summer when a friend planning her nuptials sent an unusual text...
article Bitcoin’s Price Has Soared. What Comes Next?
(Worldwide) -- Bitcoin has been in a bull market like few the world has ever seen. At the beginning of the year, the price of a Bitcoin was below $1,000. It hit $5,000...

12/8/2017

article Bitcoin Games Casino Leads by Example Introducing Bitcoin Cash
(Internet) -- Bitcoin Games Casino has expanded to now include Bitcoin Cash as one of their available funding options. Although there's been a lot of push-back from...

12/7/2017

article Dragon snaps up 4 junket partners for $400M casino cryptocurrency sale
(Hong Kong) -- Hong Kong-based gaming company Dragon Corporation is pushing through with its initial coin offering (ICO) in a bid to raise more than $400 million for the...
article Dragon Corporation targets floating casino opening in Macau by mid-2021
(Macau) -- The CEO of Hong Kong based company Dragon Corporation,Chakrit Ahmad, told Macau News Agency (MNA) it plans to open the Dragon Pearl floating hotel/casino by...

12/6/2017

article Bitcoin could cost us our clean-energy future
(USA) -- If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even...
article Cramer: Bitcoin is like 'Monopoly money' — you're better off gambling in Vegas
(USA) -- Bitcoin is a pure gamble, and those interested in the cryptocurrency should just go to Vegas, CNBC's Jim Cramer warned on Wednesday.

12/4/2017

article Treasury cracks down on Bitcoin amid tax evasion concerns
(UK) -- The Treasury and other EU governments are cracking down on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin amid fears of cybercrime, money laundering and tax evasion.

12/3/2017

article In South Korea, the Virtual Currency Boom Hits Home
(South Korea) -- Choi Whal-soo has been through the wringer of speculative bubbles. After selling his real estate agency near Seoul, he invested in South Korean stocks...
press release CoinCircle and Unikrn Complete $40M Token Sale
(Washington) -- Unikrn, the world’s top regulated esports wagering platform, and CoinCircle, the leading end-to-end tokenization solution for existing high-growth...

12/1/2017

article Britain: Where You Can Bet on Bitcoin but Can’t Find a Bitcoin Exchange
(UK) -- If buying bitcoin isn’t a big enough gamble, there’s another way to wager with it – by betting on which merchant will be next to accept the...

11/29/2017

article Bitcoin drops by $2,000 in five hours after record rally
(The Internet) -- Hours after surging past $11,000, bitcoin tumbled almost 20 percent from the high, wiping more than $2,000 from its price in five hours. It traded at $...
article How An ICO Plans On Changing The World Of Video Games
(The Internet) -- 2017 was a big year in the world of gaming. Independent games such as Cuphead have topped the download charts, Nintendo ’s Switch has beaten the...

11/28/2017

article As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other
(California) -- Digital gold. The new tulip mania. A virtual currency. Whatever you want to call it, Bitcoin is on an extraordinary run, with the price of a single...

11/27/2017

article As Bitcoin Scrapes $10,000, an Investment Boom Like No Other
(California) -- Digital gold. The new tulip mania. A virtual currency. Whatever you want to call it, Bitcoin is on an extraordinary run, with the price of a single...

11/25/2017

article Crypto kingpin (sub req)
(UK) -- Calvin Ayre gained vast riches and notoriety as a gambling mogul, but ended up a fugitive from U.S. law. Now he's made a big bet on bitcoin, the world's...

11/21/2017

article Is Cryptocurrency the Future of the Online Casino Industry?
(The Internet) -- With every generation, it seems, a technology arrives that holds the potential to revolutionize everything. In this century, it’s cryptocurrency...

11/19/2017

article How hackers use unsuspecting companies’ websites to help ‘mine’ for online currency
(Vancouver) -- Anyone casually surfing the internet at home can be deployed as an unwittingly productive member of a hacker’s workforce, a practice known as...
article Here’s what you need to know about SAFTs — the cryptocurrency fundraising craze that’s shaking up venture capital
(The Internet) -- Just as blockchain technology is shaking up the startup space, it's also revamping the way venture capital firms invest in emerging companies. Over...

11/18/2017

article There is a $500 million ICO to build a floating cryptocurrency casino in Macau
(Macau) -- Some people think that cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICOs) are a bit of a gamble. Here is one that is 100% gambling: Dragon Corp. tells Business...

11/17/2017

article There is a $500 million ICO to build a floating cryptocurrency casino in Macau
(Macau) -- Some people think that cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICOs) are a bit of a gamble. Here is one that is 100% gambling: Dragon Corp. tells Business...
article Bitcoin Might Make the Professional Gambler Rich
(Internet) -- Bitcoin is currently very popular as an investment tool, yet it has been devised as a decentralised digital currency to pay for goods and services. An...

11/15/2017

article Russia to ban Bitcoin investment, saying it is “worse than casino gambling”
(Russia) -- The growing enthusiasm for Bitcoin as a viable alternative investment in these evolving economic times has had the equivalent of a bucket of water thrown...

11/13/2017

article Russia to ban Bitcoin investment, saying it is “worse than casino gambling”
(Russia) -- The growing enthusiasm for Bitcoin as a viable alternative investment in these evolving economic times has had the equivalent of a bucket of water thrown...

11/10/2017

article Gambling on cryptocurrency: Boston area startups poised to cash in
(Massachusetts) -- In late October, about 70 people squeezed into a noisy basement barroom in the Financial District to hear three technology startups explain their...
article Coinpoker pre-ICO Sale Starts November 16th
(Internet) -- With more and more industry commentators citing decentralized poker rooms as the future of online poker, CoinPoker.com appears to have timed the launch of...
article Coinpoker pre-ICO Sale Starts November 16th
(Internet) -- With more and more industry commentators citing decentralized poker rooms as the future of online poker, CoinPoker.com appears to have timed the launch of...
article Spain’s Leading Fund Manager Defines Bitcoin as Form of Gambling
(Spain) -- Bitcoin is a topic of a lot of discussions in Spain for the last several weeks since one of the leading names in the financial sector came out with a...

11/8/2017

article Someone deleted some code in a popular cryptocurrency wallet — and as much as $280 million in ether is locked up
(USA) -- An estimated $280 million worth of the cryptocurrency ether is now locked up after a user accidentally deleted the code necessary to access the digital wallets...

11/4/2017

article SEC Warns Celebrities About Promoting Virtual Currencies, Initial Coin Offerings
(New York) -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued two advisories this week regarding the promotion of initial coin offerings (ICO) and the dangers of...

11/3/2017

article Why VCs May Be Climbing Abroad The ICO Train
(Internet) -- The model of quickly trying to raise startup money from venture capitalists is fast being disrupted by cryptocurrencies. Rather than wait for outside...
article Philippine online gambling licensees won’t be capped at 50
(Philippines) -- The Philippines’ gaming regulator has added more names to its list of approved online gambling operators, ensuring that its previously suggested...
press release UltraPlay introduces eGold, the ultimate eSports betting cryptocurrency
(Internet) -- UltraPlay introduces eGold, the ultimate eSports betting cryptocurrencyOnline betting provider UltraPlay strengthens its Blockchain technology positions by...

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