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01/29/18 - Coincheck pledges to pay back those affected by hack, 1 million sign up for Robinhood cryptocurrency trading, and more!


Kyle Torpey's Daily Bitcoin Recap

January 29 · Issue #160 · 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

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Must read Bitcoin stories from today...
Hacked Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange to repay owners $425 million | Reuters
Japan raps Coincheck, orders broader checks after $530 million cryptocurrency theft | Reuters
As Coincheck Promises Hack Reimbursement, NEM Scrutiny Grows
Wow, Robinhood now has more than 1,000,000 sign ups for crypto… : Bitcoin
Part of Financial Sanctions on N. Korea: US Asks S. Korean Banks to Investigate Cryptocurrency Exchange Transactions | BusinessKorea
Segwit adoption just hit an ATH of 18.3%! : Bitcoin
Backlog fully cleared for 3sat/byte or higher! : Bitcoin
Silicon Valley's Bitcoin Apps are Now About Price Speculation, Not Cheaper Payments
Bitcoin Exchange BTCC Just Got Acquired - CoinDesk
Cheap electricity rates have miners digging for Bitcoin, not dino bones in Drumheller - Calgary - CBC News
AntPool is not mining transactions with less than 5 sat/byte fee. : Bitcoin
BlackRock Says Bitcoin `Not an Investable Asset Class' – Bloomberg
Tether Confirms Its Relationship With Auditor Has 'Dissolved' - CoinDesk
Can Bitcoin Be Destroyed? 7 (Unlikely) Paths to Irrelevance - CoinDesk
IOTA Cryptocurrency Users Lose $4 Million in Clever Phishing Attack
More bitcoin price and Wall Street stories from today...
3iQ Corp. Announces Global Cryptoasset Fund to Invest in Multiple Cryptoassets
A wildly popular bitcoin stock is popping after a 91-for-1 split, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore
500 Startups' Cheung Says Bitcoin Is Boring – Bloomberg
Bitcoin is 'a dinghy in the open ocean' | Markets Insider
Antoine Le Calvez on Twitter: "Bitcointalk's famous user Loaded moved his 40k BTC stash to a native SegWit address. $1 in fee to move $400M+."
Crypto Hedge Fund Polychain Says No IPO in the Works - CoinDesk
Ripple Vets Raising Money for Crypto Hedge Fund - CoinDesk
More bitcoin adoption and awareness stories...
Crypto Korean 🇰🇷한국 on Twitter: "Top 5 social commerce platform in S. Korea is in talks with Bithumb to add 12 cryptocurrencies as payment means. Likely to finalise and commence after confirming govt's stance & regulation on crypto."
Crypto Of Korea on Twitter: " The first major online Korean shopping mall will now accept 12 kinds of crypto. 위메프 and Bithumb are discussing a system development plan, the partnership has confirmed thus far it will be enabling Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple among others."
Japanese Electronics Retail Giant Launches Bitcoin Payments - CoinDesk
Japanese people love cash so much they don't need a digital currency, BOJ says | The Japan Times
Elon Musk's Flamethrower Comes with Free Blockchain? : Bitcoin
Silk Road review at Vaults, London – 'an exhilarating one-man show'
"BITCOIN ACCEPTED" sign on $3.4 million home in Miami Beach! : Bitcoin
More bitcoin industry stories from today...
A Little Lightning Project Has Two Big Implications - CoinDesk
Numbers or Not, Coincheck Isn't Mt. Gox - CoinDesk
Vote and Help Choose's New Design
More bitcoin technical stories from today...
Future Technological Directions in Bitcoin - YouTube
Announcing Zap Beta Release – Jack Mallers – Medium
Lightning: Massive decentralization improvement if every node would add just one random channel! : Bitcoin
More bitcoin dark web, hacking, and scam stories...
Cryptocurrency trader 'forced at gunpoint to make bitcoin transfer' | UK news | The Guardian
Cryptocurrency startup Prodeum pulls exit scam, leaves a penis behind
Monero (XMR) now functional on Dream Market
Cryptocurrency Markets Are Juicy Targets for Hackers: Timeline - Bloomberg
Hacker Steals Over $150,000 Worth of Ethereum From Experty ICO Participants
Cryptocurrency scams reel in Asia's unseasoned investors- Nikkei Asian Review
More altcoin and ICO stories from today...
Kyle Torpey on Twitter: "Laughable description of #BitcoinCash (#Bcash) from @usnistgov. Gets the ticker wrong (BCC instead of BCH) and says #Bcash is the original chain.…"
Interested Reader on Twitter: "Good job, team! #Bitcoin: 1, #Bcash: 0. @BashCo_ @brian_trollz… "
OMERS expands cryptocurrency presence with $50-million Ethereum public company offering - The Globe and Mail
In Their Own Words: Real Companies Talk Ripple XRP Pilots - CoinDesk
MoneyGram CEO Plans Waves with Ripple |
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Can Bitcoin Be Regulated? U.S. Courts Are About to Decide - Bloomberg
Before you build your startup on Ethereum, consider the options | VentureBeat
Latest Zcash Ceremony Used Chernobyl Waste - CoinDesk
Exclusive: Former Tezos board member says founders have caused a 'catastrophe' | Reuters
Tezos funder pledges to 'step back' once crypto-venture's woes are solved | Reuters
More bitcoin regulation stories from today...
India: Investors in a bind as banks pull the plug on bitcoin accounts - Business Line
A Haven for Blockchain: The Case for Wyoming - CoinDesk
Kansas Latest US State to Warn on Crypto Investment Risk - CoinDesk
Texas Halts Crypto Banking Operation over Regulatory Violations - CoinDesk
Bitcoin price: Fraudsters using surge in cryptocurrency to trick people into scams, financial regulator warns | The Independent
Terrorism, Not Taxes, Is the Key Focus on Bitcoin, Canada Says - Bloomberg
Philippines to develop rules on cryptocurrency trading | Reuters
Unconfirmed bitcoin stories from today...
Hashrate May Reach 100E By 2018, Bitmain Taking 80% Market Share | NEWS.8BTC.COM
ISIS, other jihadists increase Bitcoin use after fall of Caliphate - Middle East - Jerusalem Post
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