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timothymassad-march20.jpg Former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission or CFTC and Harvard University fellow, Timothy Massad, called for strong cryptocurrency regulations. In a report published as part of The Brookings Institution's Economic Studies program, Massad addressed the need for better regulations on digital currencies.

quadrigacrypto-march20.jpg Michael Patryn, who co-founded Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX along with the deceased CEO Gerald Cotten, was involved earlier in criminal activities in the United States with a different name, Bloomberg reported.The surviving founder of the troubled crypto exchange was earlier known as Omar Dhanani, who was sentenced for 18 months in U.S. federal prison for identity theft.

crypto-march19.jpg Here is a summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

polispaycancels-march19.jpg Mexico-based Polispay canceled its Mastercard cryptocurrency debit card for users abroad saying that its card provider violated Mastercard rules. The PolisPay MasterCard Prepaid Card is issued by Evertec México Servicios de Procesamiento SA de CV. While Mastercard never gave permission to sell cards outside of Mexico, Polispay says they were not aware of this restriction. "We had been guaran

bitmainlaunches-march19.jpg Cryptocurrency miner Bitmain launched a new miner for the privacy-oriented token zcash, which it claims will boost the processing power by three times. Bitmain, one of the world's largest fabless chipmakers, released the new "Antminer Z11" Tuesday. The Antminer Z11 is designed to virtually mine cryptocurrencies such as Zcash, which are based on the Equihash algorithm. The Antminer Z11 offers a h

visalistsjob-march19.jpg Payment processing giant Visa Inc. is seeking a Technical Product Manager with expertise in cryptocurrency and blockchain for its cryptocurrency team. The company has listed a job opening on San Francisco-based recruiting software firm SmartRecruiters to find the manager for Visa Fintech.

coinbaseaddsxlm-march19.jpg Crypto currency exchange Coinbase added Stellar's cryptocurrency, the Stellar Lumen (XLM) to its retail platforms. Monday, Coinbase started supporting XLM at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. "Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store XLM", a Coinbase blog post said. "Inbound transfers and many sends require the specification of an XLM destinatio

crypto-2gether-031819.jpg A Spanish banking startup announced that it is launching a prepaid Visa debit card that allows users to spend cryptocurrencies in 19 eurozone nations. 2gether announced its European expansion after successfully testing it in Spain. Despite its popularity as an investment medium, Cryptocurrency is still not widely accepted over the counter and in places like malls, movie theaters, or local bars.

crypto-march18.jpg Here is a summary of some of the widely followed stories on cryptocurrency and blockchain during the past 24 hours.

riotblockchain-031819.jpg U.S.-listed company Riot Blockchain, a former biotech firm now focusing on bitcoin mining, is planning to launch a regulated digital currency exchange in the U.S. by the end of the second quarter of 2019. This was revealed in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

bitconcrosses-march18.jpg After hesitating for three weeks, Bitcoin crossed the psychological $4,000 mark over the weekend only to see it go down again at the beginning of the new week. Bitcoin's recovery rally in recent weeks sped up Saturday, to see the price rising as high as $4007. After changing hands between $3940 and $4000, it once again briefly edged up above $4000 on Sunday. It is the first time after February

courtorders-march18.jpg Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Gatecoin announced that it is closing operations and entering liquidation after attempts to recover funds lost in a dispute with a former payment services provider failed. The company said in a letter to its customers that after the sudden freeze of its bank accounts in Hong Kong in September last year, it had started working with a French Payment Service P

canadianregulators-march18.jpg Canadian securities regulators are seeking to prepare regulatory framework for crypto-asset trading platforms in the country. The move reportedly follows the financial and legal troubles with Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX following the unexpected death of its founder and CEO Gerald cotton. The agencies said they intend to use this feedback to establish a framework.

rttnewspaper-march15.jpg A summary of select stories from the cryptocurrency and blockchain world during this week.

weeklyroundupcrypto-march15.jpg Bitcoin is trapped in a narrow trading range of $3800-$3900 as the past week saw bears dominating the situation, while the bulls continued to decrease in strength. It has been one of the steadiest weeks that Bitcoin passed through without much volatility in recent months. In the last 7 days the price of the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization improved by more than $38, or 1 percent.

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