Avi Rosten

Avi Rosten

Avi is a writer working for a healthcare start-up with a keen interest in the cryptocurrency space and how Blockchain is impacting wider society. In his spare time he enjoys long-distance running, chess and retro video games.

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Governor of Bank of Spain on Cryptocurrencies: “More Risk Than Benefits”

The governor of the bank of Spain, Luis María Linde, has suggested a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies, but says he still sees value in the underlying blockchain technology.

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Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee Sticking to his $25k Prediction

Tom Lee, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fundstrat Global Advisors is doubling down on his bullish bitcoin predictions for 2018 despite the recent slump.

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‘Bitcoin Ramadan’: Mosque to Accept Crypto Donations in UK First

A mosque in London has decided to accept cryptocurrency donations during this year’s Ramadan in a first for the UK.

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Marshall Islands Officially Make Crypto Their Sovereign National Currency

The first sole sovereign cryptocurrency has been signed into law today as the Marshall Islands - a sovereign state and UN member - has put in place a bill to make its national legal tender its own cryptocurrency.

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Hackers Exploit Verge Flaw Again to Steal $1.7m of XVG

Verge appears to have been hacked for a second time in two months - with the anonymous cryptocurrency again exploited by hackers to steal a substantial amount of XVG.

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Steve Wozniak: Ethereum Like an Early Apple

Tech legend and co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak has recently compared Ethereum to Apple in the 1970s.

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Crypto Expert: SEC Fails to Grasp the Industry

William Mougayar, author of "The Business Blockchain," and CIO of new blockchain investment firm JM3 Capital has strongly questioned the SEC’s grasp of the crypto space.

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New Blockchain Lending Platform for Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has announced a new blockchain platform for securities lending in a unique venture for the country.

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Bitcoin to Reach New Highs This Year: Former JP Morgan Exec

A former JP Morgan trader and chairman of investment firm Coinshares has said that he sees bitcoin trading above $20,000 by the end of the year, but that the market still needs time to mature.

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SEC Launches its Own Fake ICO as Warning to Investors

The SEC has today announced an intriguing new initiative designed to educate investors about fraudulent ICOs.

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ICO Race for $1m: New Event in Switzerland on June 7th

Lugano, Switzerland will host a new ICO competition this year on June 7th. ICO Race will see twenty aspiring token sales compete to win a prize pool of $1 million and a listing on one of the three largest exchanges in the world.

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St Louis Fed Chief: USD Still Hard to Beat but BTC Might One Day Threaten It

St. Louis Fed president James Bullard yesterday had a generally positive outlook on bitcoin - indicating that while for now USD is king, the cryptocurrency could one day have the potential to threaten fiat in some way.

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FedEx CEO Says Blockchain Will Revolutionize Industry

FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith has today reaffirmed his commitment to blockchain technology, claiming that the tech has the potential to “revolutionize” the industry.

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Poland Becomes First Country To Put Banking Records On The Blockchain

Poland’s credit bureau has announced that they are implementing blockchain technology to securely store customer information in world first.

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The Big Short’s Steve Eisman On Crypto: “I Don’t See The Purpose Of It”

Steve Eisman, the fund manager made famous by the book and movie “The Big Short” has today expressed his scepticism about cryptocurrencies.

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FuzeX And Energi Mine Create First E-Debit Card For Cryptocurrency In The UK

Energi Mine, the UK-based blockchain energy company has announced a new project that will bring an entirely new kind of electronic debit card to consumers in the UK.

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New Blockchain Summit for London

A new Blockchain conference has been announced for London this summer. The CryptoCompare & MJAC London Blockchain Summit will feature prominent industry players such as Ripple, Coinbase, Citi, BlockEx and Coinfloor. The keynote speaker will be Chris Burniske - co-founder of Placeholder Ventures. Readers are offered an exclusive discount!

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Authorities Raid Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange

Reports have just been released that prosecutors in South Korea have today raided UPbit - the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the country.

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Crypto Hedge Funds Have Best Month Since 2013 With Huge April Gains

Cryptocurrency hedge funds experienced huge growth last month - making record gains for the month of April.

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Indian Police Raid Scam-Funded Crypto Mine

Police in India have raided a large cryptocurrency mining operation alleged to have been funded by a $15 million Ponzi Scheme.

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Ethereum Co-founder Gets On Board With Atari-Token

Anthony Di Iorio - co-founder of Ethereum and cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx - has been named as part of the team behind Atari’s new cryptocurrency.

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Russian Court Recognises Cryptocurrency As Property

A Russian court yesterday recognised cryptocurency as valuable property in bankruptcy proceedings, in a significant ruling for the industry.

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Coal Mining To Crypto Mining: New $190m Operation Agreed In Australia

A new coal-powered bitocin mining operation is now on the cards in Australia as the Sydney-based IoT Group have signed a provisional deal with Royalti Blockchain to install Bitfury’s bitcoin mining hardware.

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CoinMarketCap Removes Bitcoin.com From Its Bitcoin Page

The Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Bitcoin cash (BCH) dispute has again come to the fore with popular crypto-tracking website CoinMarketCap removing Bitcoin.com from its Bitcoin (BTC) page.

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Bitcoin Expert Says 2018 Drop Was “Normal”, New Highs Coming

Bitcoin expert Mati Greenspan argued today that the cryptocurrency’s price slide in early 2018 was not unusual, and that new highs surpassing those of 2017 are coming.

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