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QuadrigaCX Victims Request Proof of Gerald Cotten’s Death By Exhuming Body

News Canadian law firm Miller Thomson has made a request to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to conduct an exhumation and post-mortem autopsy on the body of Gerald Cotten, the deceased owner of the now-defunct Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX. On Dec. 13, the Miller Thomson lawyers expl..

Bitcoin Miner Canaan’s Shares Plunge 40% Since IPO in November

News Chinese Bitcoin (BTC) mining giant Canaan Creative’s depositary shares have seen a 40 percent drop in value since November initial public offering (IPO). Canaan was the first Bitcoin mining giant to go public on a major United States stock exchange, and successfully navigate an IPO. However, ..

Silk Road Darknet Marketplace Founder: BTC Will Reach $100,000 in 2020

News The price of Bitcoin (BTC) will skyrocket up to $100,000 in the coming year, according to the founder of infamous darknet marketplace Silk Road. In a series of blog posts on Dec. 10, Ross Ulbricht — the founder of now-defunct anonymous marketplace Silk Road — predicted that BTC’s price will r..

Swiss Government Quashes ‘E-Franc,’ Says Current Risks Outweigh Benefits

News The government of cryptocurrency-friendly Switzerland has shot down the idea of issuing a digital Swiss franc, for now. According to a Dec. 13 press release published on the Federal Council’s website, the Federal Council approved a report exploring the opportunities and risks of issuing a dig..

Pennsylvania Man Charged With SIM Swap Conspiracy to Steal Crypto

News United States authorities have charged a Pennsylvania man with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and extortion via a series of SIM swaps targeting cryptocurrency execs and investors. SIM-swapping — alternatively known as a port-out scam — involves the theft of a cell phone number in order to hi..

Russia: Darknet Marketplace Plans $146M ICO for Global Expansion

News Russia’s largest darknet marketplace is looking to raise $146 million in a token offering that would allow it to go global. As Forklog reported on Dec. 11, the token sale is almost certainly illegal — in this case not merely for flouting securities laws or other financial regulations. “A ne..

Uphold and Salt Partner to Bring Liquidity to Millions Using Crypto-Backed Loans

News Uphold, a digital money platform providing access to investments and payments using blockchain technology, has announced a partnership with crypto-backed lending company Salt. Together, the two plan to provide users with cash or stablecoin loans using cryptocurrencies as collateral. Uphold’s ..

Ether Price Targets $160 as Altcoins Rally and BTC Trades Sideways

Market Analysis Altcoins continue to take advantage of Bitcoin’s sideways trading and traders who take a quick glance at the altcoin-to-Bitcoin pairings at their exchange of choice will notice that many of the altcoins are again posting double-digit gains. At the time of writing, THETA is up 13.2..

US Health Insurance Giant Piloting Blockchain to Secure Medical Data

News Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in the United States plans to use blockchain technology to secure medical data of all 40 million members over the next three years. On Dec. 12, Forbes reported that Anthem plans to use blockchain technology to give patients secure access to ..

Hybrid AI Firm Cindicator Launches Crypto Fund Based on Hybrid Intelligence

News Hybrid intelligence firm Cindicator is launching Cindicator Capital, a crypto hedge fund based on hybrid intelligence and quantitative research. In a press release on Dec. 11, the company said that this new crypto fund provides access to investment strategies based on hybrid intelligence data..

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