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Kyle Torpey's Daily Bitcoin Recap

January 25 · Issue #158 · View online
Kyle Torpey has been a full-time Bitcoin writer and researcher since early 2014. Currently, he contributes regularly to Forbes and CoinJournal. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Nasdaq, and many other media outlets. Additionally, Kyle goes over the day's top Bitcoin stories in a daily YouTube show and podcast, which can be found at http://kyletorpey.com.

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Must read Bitcoin stories from today...
U.S. says illicit activity is top cryptocurrency concern | Reuters
Uniform global curbs on cryptocurrency trading may be hard: BOJ official | Reuters
Switzerland embraces cryptocurrency culture
Op-Ed: The Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Are Laughably Bad
1mystical comments on Weiss Announces First Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Grades by U.S. Rating Agency
The Tether Report
The Lightning Network – BitMEX Blog
'Micro' Finance Giant Robinhood Makes Big Bet on Bitcoin Trading - CoinDesk
First Cryptocurrency Freight Deal Takes Russian Wheat to Turkey - Bloomberg
Brisbane Airport and TravelbyBit launch world-first digital currency airport terminal
Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for Bitcoin ETFs Amid SEC Review - Bloomberg
Introducing Strike, a stripe-like API for Lightning
Ripple Wants XRP to Be Bitcoin for Banks. If Only the Banks Wanted It - Bloomberg
SEC, CFTC Chiefs Eye Closer Crypto Scrutiny - CoinDesk
Ex-CFTC Commissioner Joins Crypto Exchange as Adviser - CoinDesk
More bitcoin price and Wall Street stories from today...
Bitcoin’s About to Get Easier for Wall Street Pros to Trade - Bloomberg
How Fundstrat's Tom Lee Pegs a Value on Bitcoin – Bloomberg
Bitcoin Is Taking Growing Regulatory Scrutiny, From Some, in Stride - Bloomberg
Robert Shiller said at the WEF in Davos that bitcoin is characterized by speculation — Quartz
BlackRock Larry Fink: Crypto Is 'Index of Money Laundering' | Fortune
Comments By John Kerry, Jamie Dimon Show Davos’ Apathe... | News | Cointelegraph
More bitcoin adoption stories...
Buying Bitcoin Becoming Easier In North Texas « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Katy Perry posts Instagram photo of her cryptocurrency nail paint - Business Insider
Middle School Music Program Crowdfunds Using Cryptocurrency « CBS Los Angeles
Sci-Fi game, Imperatum gets Bitcoin mode on Steam today that scales difficulty and loot drops based off of the changes of value in Bitcoin. : Bitcoin
More bitcoin industry stories from today...
Security Firm Guardtime Unveils Crypto Asset Storage Product - CoinDesk
Bank of America, Citigroup reviewing the use of credit cards to buy bitcoin
BitGo to Acquire Bitcoin Custodian - Bloomberg
BTCC CEO Bobby Lee on ICOs and altcoins - Business Insider
Stripe's Founder: "Lightning isn't ready for production yet. We're open to adding it if it works!" : Bitcoin
Bitcoin Dev Jimmy Song Is Now at Blockchain Capital - CoinDesk
Steve Wozniak: I sold all my bitcoin - Business Insider Nordic
Discover CEO Says There's a Reason Cardholders Can't Buy Bitcoin - Bloomberg
Former Ripple Exec Invests $57.5 Million in Uphold - CoinDesk
Introducing Litecoin on Zebpay – Zebpay Blog
More bitcoin technical stories from today...
Calling all #bitcoin engineers: 10 hours of excellent training materials from #bitcoinedge Dev++ now online. Thanks for giving back to the community @anditto_h @Ethan_Heilman @james_hilliard @jimmysong @jfnewbery @kallewoof @NicolasDorier @tdryja : Bitcoin
TokenSoft Lightning Node — How to Connect for Free – TokenSoft – Medium
Pieter Wuille says bitcoin 0.16.0 will be launched much sooner than May. : Bitcoin
More bitcoin dark web, hacking, and scam stories...
Athene Full Exposed As Scam Artist Promoting A Ponzi : LivestreamFail
Vigilantes hunted down a cryptocurrency scammer and called his dad | The Outline
Cryptocurrency Scammers Are Running Wild On Telegram
BitConnect accused of extorting victims out of $770,000 in class action lawsuit | finder.com
Bitcoin cryptocurrency fuels trade in drug which can fell an elephant | Metro News
Malware Epidemic: Monero Mining Campaigns Are Becoming a Real Problem
Maersk Reinstalled 45,000 PCs and 4,000 Servers to Recover From NotPetya Attack
Maserati-Driving Postman Busted for Stealing Credit Cards in ‘Sock Man’ Scheme - NBC New York
Stolen bitcoin miners tracked down; One arrested | NL Times
UAB graduate student helping law enforcement track illegal activity on dark web
More altcoin and ICO stories from today...
Unprecedented Drama: Siacoin May Soft-Fork to Block Bitmain's ASICs
Wyoming Lawmakers Want Exemptions for ICO Utility Tokens - CoinDesk
US sanctions weapon is under threat but not from Bitcoin - Chicago Tribune
Why a $39 Million ICO Chose Stellar Over Ethereum - CoinDesk
More bitcoin regulation stories from today...
cryptocurrency: RBI warns banks about crypto risks, wants higher scrutiny - The Economic Times
May Says She’ll Look ‘Very Seriously’ at Action on Bitcoin - Bloomberg
Bitcoin trading is 'gambling': Canada central bank governor
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies must be regulated before becoming large enough to disrupt global economy, suggests Philip Hammond
Bitcoin won't end in a Lehman Brothers-like crash, says MAS fintech chief - Channel NewsAsia
Russia ready to regulate, not ban cryptocurrencies | Reuters
Central Bank in Africa's Top Bitcoin Market Warns of ‘Gamble’ - Bloomberg
Unconfirmed bitcoin stories from today...
Tether CFO Interview in China
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