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Crypto News From Japan: Week in Review

From Cointelegraph Japan: the Bank of Japan is bullish on blockchain tech, while exchanges and crypto firms are introducing new offerings. Japan is a friendly jurisdiction for cryptocurrency trading and development, having eliminated the consumption tax on Bitcoin (BTC) trading in 2017, after which it recognized the coin as legal tender. This week in Japan, a crypto exchange that was hacked earlier this year has closed its doors, while the central bank has come out as bullish on blockchain technology. The Bank of Japan is keen on blockchain tech Japan’s…

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Bitcoin Cash Innovation Accelerates With Cashscript High-Level Language

Software developers Rosco Kalis and Gabriel Cardona have been steadily working on Cashscript, a high-level programming language for Bitcoin Cash. When the language is tied to certain opcodes, specific schemes can be built that allow for autonomous and decision-based transactions. While testing Cashscript’s capabilities, the two engineers recently deployed an oracle, forfeits, an onchain wager, and a recurring payments contract. Also read: Send Token Payouts With Ease Using Bitcoin.com’s SLP Dividend Calculator BCH Developers Are Innovating With Cashscript Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development is in full swing and over the last…

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After Switzerland Visit, Crypto Concerns Remain for US Regulators

Following a visit to Switzerland to discuss Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters still has concerns about the project. Following a visit to Switzerland to meet with the country’s financial regulators, United States lawmakers are still concerned over Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency project, Libra. Meetings with multiple agencies According to an official statement from Representative Maxine Waters, members of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee met with multiple regulatory agencies and lawmakers. These included the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner…

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Brave Expands Crypto Tipping to Reddit and Vimeo After Twitter

Blockchain-based internet browser startup Brave expanded its crypto tipping option by integrating it into Reddit and Vimeo. Blockchain-based internet browser Brave has continued expanding its crypto tipping option by integrating it into Reddit and Vimeo. Reddit and Vimeo follow Twitter Announced on Twitter on Aug. 21, a new version of Brave Browser enables users to tip on ad-free video platform Vimeo and social news site Reddit, using Brave’s native Basic Attention Token (BAT). BAT tipping option on Reddit. Source: Twitter BAT is up about 4.6% over the past 7 days…

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Crypto News From Brazil: Week in Review

From Cointelegraph Brasil: regulators in the country have opened several enforcement actions against alleged crypto scams last week. Last week, Brazilian authorities took regulatory action against crypto-related businesses and several alleged cryptocurrency scams. Earlier this month, legal requirements for crypto-related business tightened in the country, when Brazil’s tax authority, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), introduced strict reporting requirements for crypto transactions.  Police search Grupo Bitcoin Banco with alleged excessive force The Military Police of Paraná served a warrant and subsequently searched the offices of crypto trading and investment platform…

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Bitcoin Bombshell, Libra Rivals, Twitter Spats: Hodler’s Digest, Aug. 19–25

Binance unveils its own project to rival Facebook’s Libra, Bitcoin’s dominance may not be what we all thought, and WhatsApp plots digital payments launch. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Binance reveals “Venus” — its own project to rival Facebook’s Libra With Facebook tangled up in regulatory tape and putting Libra…

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Thai SEC Warns Public About New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

Thailand’s securities regulator warned the public about scam entities posing as legal crypto trading firms operating overseas. Thailand’s securities regulator has warned the public about scam entities posing as legal digital currency trading firms operating overseas. Investor losses are not known The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered a new crypto scam where investors are lured into operating with companies outside the country, local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reports on Aug. 25. The regulator has become aware of several fraudulent companies involved in the case, including the…

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Immortality, Cryogenics and UBI: How The Crypto Rich Influence Science

The rise of cryptocurrency is changing the philanthropic world by causing the redistribution of wealth from old money to visionary innovators and early tech adopters. The new crypto rich invest their donations by supporting scientific research in groundbreaking fields that may one day enable humanity to cure aging, reverse death and completely change the relationship between work and income. Also Read: How Does a Country Do an ICO? They Call It QE The Cryptorati Want to Defeat Aging Examining the record of donations made by the crypto rich reveals a…

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Internal Revenue Service Sends New Round of Letters to Crypto Holders

The United States tax collecting and legislation authority, the Internal Revenue Service, sends a new round of letters to cryptocurrency holders. Last week, the United States Internal Revenue Service sent another round of letters to crypto traders called CP2000. These notices were sent to traders of some crypto exchanges due to inconsistencies found in their tax reports. Using the information provided by third-party systems — such as crypto exchanges and payment systems — the IRS has been able to determine the amounts traders owe and included the amounts in dollars…

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Top-5 Crypto Performers: ETC, IOTA, ADA, TRX, XLM

Some of the top performers of the past seven days are showing signs of a turnaround. Is it a good time to buy? Let’s look at the charts. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Facebook’s Libra continues to face resistance as central banks, regulators and governments have not been…

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