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02/06/18 - Coinbase to launch SegWit within weeks, US regulators discuss bitcoin at hearing, and more!


Kyle Torpey's Daily Bitcoin Recap

February 6 · Issue #164 · 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...
Coinbase on Twitter: "Our engineering team has begun the final testing phase of SegWit for Bitcoin on Coinbase. SegWit compatible Bitcoin sends/receives will be available for customers in the next few weeks. We previously wrote about SegWit on our blog:"
U.S. regulators may ask Congress for virtual currency legislation | Reuters
US government is trying to get coordinated in its efforts to regulate bitcoin
Sen. Shelby Says Cryptocurrencies Could Cause Systemic Risk – Bloomberg
Wave of Crypto Scams, Bitcoin's Crash Spook Card Issuers - Bloomberg
The Ripple story – BitMEX Blog
Bitcoin Miners Face Shakeout as Only Strongest Survive at $6,000 - Bloomberg
North Korea Suspected of Hatching Coincheck Heist - Bloomberg
Westpac, ANZ and NAB aren't planning a bitcoin crackdown ... yet - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
BIS Chief Sees ‘Strong Case’ for Cryptocurrency Intervention - Bloomberg
Governments Hate Bitcoin and Cash for the Same Reason: They Protect People’s Privacy. -
Boasting about bitcoin profits ‘godsend for cybercriminals’
Man sues T-Mobile for allegedly failing to stop hackers from draining his cryptocurrency account - The Verge
Bitcoin's Crash Looks Spookily Familiar - Bloomberg
More bitcoin price and Wall Street stories from today...
Institutional investors are betting on the bitcoin long game - Business Insider
A Tiny Canada Bank Is Building a Vault for Cryptocurrencies - Bloomberg
GOLDMAN SACHS: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tend to be locked together — and that’s a big problem | Markets Insider
Compliance officers sweat as cryptocurrency trades go mainstream | Reuters
EY Blockchain Leader Says Firms Need Long-Term Plan for Bitcoin – Bloomberg
More bitcoin adoption and awareness stories...
Ex-PayPal President: Facebook Messenger Unlikely to Support Crypto - CoinDesk
More bitcoin industry stories from today...
Iceland is getting a large cryptocurrency mine that runs on what?
Coinbase Confirms 4 Banks Blocking Bitcoin Credit Card Purchases - CoinDesk
Why Credit Card Users Should Thank Banks For Stopping Them Buying Cryptocurrencies
Samourai Wallet - Introducing batch spending for cheaper, more...
Man in the Middle Attack - Am I at risk? - Ledger
Korean Exchange Halts Trading Over KYC Concerns - CoinDesk
More bitcoin technical stories from today...
[Lightning-dev] AMP: Atomic Multi-Path Payments over Lightning
More bitcoin dark web, hacking, and scam stories...
Ransomware Victims Hit on Average by Two Attacks per Year
Law enforcement dives into dark web to try to halt drug sales
More altcoin and ICO stories from today...
Unicef recruits gamers to mine Ethereum in aid of Syrian children | Global development | The Guardian
Augur Ahead? One of the Oldest ICOs Is Almost Live - CoinDesk
More bitcoin regulation stories from today...
Singapore says no strong case to ban cryptocurrency trading | Reuters
Indonesia can't stop circulation of bitcoin: Ex-finance minister - Business - The Jakarta Post
U.S. states join forces on fintech licenses | Reuters
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