Zebpay Crypto Exchange Extends Trading Services to Australia

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Zebpay has launched trading services in Australia, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 7. Zebpay has expanded its trading services to Australia by opening a new office in the fintech hub of Melbourne. The exchange’s Australian customers are now able to trade across five fiat to crypto trading pairs including bitcoin…

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Warren Buffett Takes a Moment to Insult Bitcoin at His Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Meeting

There is not any doubt in the cryptocurrency industry, regarding the way that Warren Buffett feels about Bitcoin, or “rat poison squared,” as he calls it. After the recent annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett practically doubled down on his statements, saying that the cryptocurrency is “a gambling device,” bringing attention to the many scams in…

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Nasdaq Adds Brave New Coin’s XRP Index to Global Data Service

The world’s largest stock exchange, Nasdaq, announced that it has introduced XRP Liquid Index (XRRLX), a new XRP index, to its global data service. The news was announced in a post on its website published on April 29. Per the announcement, the development is part of Nasdaq’s data dissemination partnership with cryptocurrency analytics company Brave New Coin. The company will reportedly send…

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$4.3 Million Lost as Crypto Scams in Australia Rise 190% in 2018

A 190% increase in cryptocurrency scams saw Australian consumers lose $6.1 million Australian dollars ($4.3 million) in 2018, according to a report released by the country’s Competition and Consumer Commission on April 29. The substantial rise from the AU$2.1 million ($1.48 million) lost in 2017 came despite an industry wide slump in cryptocurrency prices, with Australian authorities receiving 674…

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Iota Partners With Jaguar Land Rover on Crypto Rewards Program

United Kingdom car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover will use blockchain network Iota to reward drivers with cryptocurrency for data reporting, the companies confirmed in a press release on April 29. Part of a plan to gather better information on road conditions and vehicle performance, Jaguar will distribute Iota’s Iota tokens to Smart Wallets tied to participating drivers. The drivers will then be able to…

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Blockchain Browser Brave to Reward Users with BAT Tokens for Watching Ads

Decentralized browser Brave has launched Brave Ads, an option that enables its users to earn rewards for watching advertising. The development was announced on Brave’s website on April 24. The announcement reads that users of Brave — which is an open-source blockchain-powered browser that blocks ads and website trackers — can now receive 70% of the ad revenue share as…

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Samsung Invests $2.9 Million Into Crypto Wallet Startup Ledger

Hardware cryptocurrency wallet manufacturer Ledger has secured 2.6 million euro ($2.9 million) from electronics giant Samsung, a company spokesperson told Cointelegraph on April 24. While the Ledger spokesperson confirmed the investment, no further details beyond the initial investment amount were provided. The news follows the appointment of Pascal Gauthier, the firm’s former president, as its new CEO. Former CEO Eric…

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3% of American Retirees Own Some Bitcoin

About 3% of American retirees claimed to own some bitcoin (BTC) in a new survey released by precious metals-focused magazine Gold IRA Guide on April 17. In April, Gold IRA Guide conducted a survey asking 1,000 American retirees over 50 years old about their thoughts on investing in major cryptocurrency bitcoin. According to the survey results, 56.7% of respondents were aware of bitcoin, but were not…

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