Is Bitcoin Next After Tornado Cash? – Bitcoin Magazine

Despite being an automated, decentralized version of a typical cryptocurrency mixer, Tornado Cash was sanctioned by the U.S. government last week as the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Ethereum addresses associated with the tool to its specially designated nationals and blocked persons (SDN) list. Much has been written about the legal … Read more

Intermittent Bitcoin Mining Fixes Energy – Bitcoin Magazine

Many aspects of the Bitcoin mining industry are poorly understood and often misrepresented. But one practice in this sector stands apart for the misunderstandings and underappreciation that surround it: intermittent mining. While most miners aim to achieve as much uptime as technically feasible — meaning their machines are online and hashing instead of offline or … Read more

Two Large Ukrainian Tech Retailers Now Accept Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

Two of Ukraine’s largest tech retailers now accept bitcoin as payment for goods and services. Whitepay is providing the necessary payments infrastructure enabling in-store and online purchases. Ukrainian demand for daily bitcoin use grows as war efforts continue. Two of the largest technology retailers in Ukraine, Techno Їzhak and Stylus, now accept bitcoin as payment … Read more

16 Crypto Platforms Including KuCoin Serving Illegally in South Korea: Regulator

The Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU), a top financial regulator in South Korea, on Thursday urged its local consumers using overseas cryptocurrency exchanges to verify whether such platforms have been registered under the Korean financial authority. The watchdog disclosed that a total of 16 virtual asset service providers (VASPs) have failed to register themselves with … Read more

CME Group to Launch Options on Ether Futures

CME Group, a derivatives marketplace based in Chicago, announced on Thursday that it will launch options on Ether futures on September 12 amid pending regulatory review. CME said such new contracts will deliver one Ether futures, sized at 50 Ether per contract, based on the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate, which serves as a once-a-day reference … Read more

Ripple Launches Crypto On-Demand Liquidity Service in Brazil

Ripple, a US-based leading provider of crypto solutions for businesses, announced on Thursday the launch of its crypto on-demand liquidity (ODL) in Brazil. According to the statement, Travelex Bank will become the first Brazilian financial institution to use the ODL to boost its trading activities. Ripple’s ODL solution uses XRP, a digital asset ideal for … Read more