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CryptoWatch: Watch Ellen DeGeneres explain bitcoin in two minutes
MarketWatch • Sally French
FCC: Bitcoin Mining Equipment is Causing Interference to T-Mobile in Brooklyn
The National Law Review • Burling Llp, Covington
Visa and Coinbase Feud Over ‘Erroneous’ Crypto Credit Charges
Bank Innovation • Grace Noto
Swiss finance watchdog outlines regulatory approach to ICOs
eFinancial News • Financial News
Pump-and-dump schemes are getting smarter in crypto and everywhere else
ForexLive • Adam Button
SEC halts trading of three companies promoting crypto sales
The Hill • Sylvan Lane
US regulators halt trading of 3 companies after they said they were diving into crypto
businessinsider.com.au • Frank Chaparro
Cryptocurrency mining surging among cybercriminals
International Business Times • Bryan York
FCC Finds Bitcoin Miner Interfered With T-Mobile Broadband In NY
PYMNTS.com • Pymnts
Riot Blockchain plummets after CNBC investigation finds no evidence of an advertised shareholders meeting (RIOT)
markets.businessinsider.com • Graham Rapier
 
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CryptoWatch: Watch Ellen DeGeneres explain bitcoin in two minutes
MarketWatchSally French
Getty Images Ellen DeGeneres is the latest celebrity to weigh in on bitcoin BTCUSD, -3.93% mania, but it doesn’t look like she’ll be buying in anytime soon. DeGeneres gamely took a stab at explaining bitcoin on a segment of her NBC CMCSA,...
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Bitcoin, Consumer Electronics
FCC: Bitcoin Mining Equipment is Causing Interference to T-Mobile in Brooklyn
The National Law ReviewBurling Llp, Covington
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission sent a letter to an individual in Brooklyn, New York, alleging that a device in the individual’s residence that is being used to mine Bitcoin is generating spurious radiofrequency emissions, causing interference to a portion of T-Mobile’s...
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Visa and Coinbase Feud Over ‘Erroneous’ Crypto Credit Charges
Bank InnovationGrace Noto
EXCLUSIVE — Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and payment processor Visa are blaming each other for reversed or duplicated cryptocurrency purchases with credit and debit cards, it was reported today. Today’s news comes after multiple Coinbase customers raised concerns over such transactions and additional...
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Bitcoin, Currencies
Swiss finance watchdog outlines regulatory approach to ICOs
eFinancial NewsFinancial News
The Swiss financial regulator has outlined how it intends to apply existing rules to initial coin offerings, a part of the cryptocurrency market that is attracting growing scrutiny from global policymakers. Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority said it has seen a sharp...
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Bitcoin
Pump-and-dump schemes are getting smarter in crypto and everywhere else
ForexLiveAdam Button
It's the oldest scheme in the book, but it still works People promoting stocks and then dumping them have been around as long as stock markets. It's the premise of The Wolf of Wall Street and the birth of the internet added...
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Bitcoin, Financial Regulatory Bodies
SEC halts trading of three companies promoting crypto sales
The HillSylvan Lane
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday suspended trading for shares of three companies that promoted plans to sell their own cryptocurrency. The SEC banned investors from trading shares of Cherubim Interests Inc., PDX Partners Inc. and Victura Construction Group Inc....
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Bitcoin, Economic Policy
US regulators halt trading of 3 companies after they said they were diving into crypto
businessinsider.com.auFrank Chaparro
The SEC has halted trading in three companies that have made cryptocurrency-related announcements. The three companies, which trade in OTC markets, all announced plans to purchase crypto assets. Count this as another sign that US regulators are paying closer attention to the...
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Bitcoin, Technology Industry
Cryptocurrency mining surging among cybercriminals
International Business TimesBryan York
Bryan York, Director of Services, CrowdStrike, talks about cryptomining malware It seems that on a nearly daily basis, a new type of cryptocurrency is dominating headlines due to popularity and surge in demand. But, with the massive general appeal of digital currency...
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ABC (network), Bitcoin
FCC Finds Bitcoin Miner Interfered With T-Mobile Broadband In NY
PYMNTS.comPymnts
An investigation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has found evidence that a bitcoin mining operation based in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, had interfered with T-Mobile US. Inc.’s broadband network. That investigation, announced Thursday (Feb. 15), and...
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Bitcoin, Technology Industry
Riot Blockchain plummets after CNBC investigation finds no evidence of an advertised shareholders meeting (RIOT)
markets.businessinsider.comGraham Rapier
In an interview with Business Insider, CEO John O'Rourke called the report "one-sided" and a "hit piece" that has "wiped out significant shareholder value." Riot Blockchain fell 19% Friday after CNBC reported its annual shareholders meeting was never even booked. Shares ofRiot...
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