Retirement Custodian Bitira Offers Insured Multi-Cryptocurrency IRAs

The company states that cryptocurrency investment funds at Bitira are also kept in cold storage and protected with multi-signature technology. “All assets held in storage are fully insured through an all-risk policy from Lloyd’s of London, the world’s leading provider of specialized asset insurance,” explains Bitira’s website. “Additionally, assets are protected during the transaction, against any internal cases of fraud or theft, by a second policy from Lloyd’s of London.The cryptocurrency retirement account firm Bitira has announced the launch of two new features added to its business model, which includes fully-insured cold storage accounts and a variety of new cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin cash, ethereum, and more.

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Québec Premier: We’re Not Really Interested In Bitcoin Mining

For his part, Premier Couillard doesn’t believe bitcoin mining makes for “a real ecosystem or a real technological transformation centered on blockchain. ” Again, the province is known for quirky stands, most famously its attachment to the French language … which runs so deeply the state operates as almost a country within a country.Hydro-Québec, the region’s government owned energy provider, through its CEO Eric Martel claim to have “received hundreds of applications,” according to Montreal Gazette, “which would need more than 9,000 megawatts of energy — about one-quarter of the utility’s total generating capacity of 37,000 megawatts.Québec, Canada has recently been thought to be a bitcoin mining boom town, as more data centers set up there to take advantage of relatively cold climes and low cost electricity.Premier Philippe Couillard isn’t pleased, however, scorning, “If you want to come settle here, plug in your servers and do Bitcoin mining, we’re not really interested.

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More Belarusians Search “Crypto”, Question “Legalization”

Annex 1 provides definitions for terms used in the presidential decree. Its paragraph 4. defines cryptocurrency as “bitcoin, other digital sign (token), used in international circulation as a universal means of exchange”. Paragraph 6. says that purchases and sales of tokens by residents of the Republic of Belarus are to be conducted in Belarusian rubles.Taking into account the lukewarm attitude of the National Bank towards cryptocurrencies, commercial banks are not too eager to participate in cryptocurrency exchange operations. “Banks are advised to abstain from deals on the crypto market”, a “top-manager” told Belapan, remaining anonymous. Тhe legalization of cryptocurrencies and their circulation may end up being nominal, local media ponders.Reading Decree №8, one can find a subparagraph numbered 2. 2. , which states that “natural persons” (private individuals) have the right to possess tokens and, taking into account the specifics established by the Decree, perform the following operations: mining, storage of tokens in virtual wallets, acquisition and exchange for other tokens, and sale of tokens for Belarusian rubles, foreign currency, electronic money.Opinions have been expressed that the implementation of Decree №8 without additional regulations for the whole crypto sector, may turn Belarus into a “crypto-offshore” zone. “Тhere are concerns that this may lead to sanctions usually imposed on offshore companies,” financial analyst Vadim Yosub said, quoted by Navyni.Experts and journalists, however, have been wondering whether Belarussians will be able to “monetize” the hype. As news. Bitcoin. comreported, the presidential decree entitles companies and individual entrepreneurs to perform operations with tokens and cryptos.Lawyers participating in the event also confirmed they were receiving many similar queries after the signing of the “digital economy” decree. “The decree does not define and does not give legal status to cryptocurrencies,” says Oxana Sachkovskaya, Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Technologies at the Head Office of the Payment System.

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Taiwanese Airline To Accept Cryptocurrency Payments For Flight Tickets

Asian consumers now have yet another way to spend their bitcoin: buying flight tickets for travel around the region. FAT Taiwan Inc. , the company behind the Far Eastern Air Transport brand, has announced that it will accept crypto payments for tickets, making it the first Taiwanese airline to allow its clients to fly for cryptocurrency.Besides the regional media attention that it will no doubt bring, accepting cryptocurrency payments will hopefully attract the many passionate bitcoin traders and users that Asian countries, Japan and South Korea specially right now, are known for.Asia is probably the most cryptocurrency receptive part of the world where, in addition to a strong bitcoin trading mania, you can already find many regular companies accepting crypto payments to attract new clients.And if you are a crypto flyer and looking for a place to land, it was just reported that a South Korean travel website with over 50,000 hotels and other types of accommodation facilities will also accept cryptocurrency payments.

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Chinese Altcoins Can’t Stop Failing

It’s not NEO’s fault that investors don’t seem to believe in the long-term fundamentals of RPX and DBC and virtually every other token on the Chinese blockchain.Altcoins are in a bear market right now, but there are bear markets and then there’s total collapse, and Chinese altcoins have capitulated on a grand scale.It doesn’t matter that a number of Chinese blockchains are performing well, or that some of the best ethereum scaling solutions and most promising layer-two projects are emanating from the east.Again, this isn’t just a Chinese problem – spotting fake team members and plagiarized white papers is a trans-national game – but China has produced more than its share of copycats including Tron.Due to the language barrier, coupled with the limited digital footprint of many Chinese entrepreneurs, performing fundamental analysis of projects is hard – a lot harder than it is in the U. S. or Europe.There’s still time for these Chinese projects to recover, and when altcoin season returns, they surely will to some extent.This is exacerbated – and sometimes abetted – by unscrupulous Chinese projects making unprovable claims about major partnerships.In fairness, many of this year’s ICOs have similar charts; NCASH (another Chinese project, this time an ERC20) is also looking glum.Do you think Chinese altcoins are unfairly castigated here, or do you agree that they typically make for poor investments?  Let us know in the comments section below.The final major issue affecting Chinese altcoins concerns counterfeiting and plagiarization.They’re not the only Chinese coins to have gone belly up – we’ll get to that later – but they’re among the most notable failures. How did this happen?From a western perspective, one of the biggest impediments to investing in Chinese projects is an informational one.

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The Curious Case Of ‘Cobra Bitcoin’: The Peculiar Anon With A Lot Of Power

However, in December he said that BTC and BCH communities should form some sort of “truce and peace”, even telling core supporters not to use the phrase ‘Bcash. ’ In late January of 2018 Cobra said to his Twitter followers that he was upset that Bitcoin. org removed the “cheaper fees” description on the website because BTC fees were not cheap.He now says the digital asset has a much better chance of competing against the Lightning Network (LN) strategy. “Increased my holdings of Bitcoin Cash today,” Cobra explains to his Twitter followers.A few tendentious discussions Cobra has brought up over the years include kicking Coinbase off the website’s recommended business list when they said they would support an alternative software client other than Bitcoin Core.Back in November of 2017, he hated bitcoin cash and said it was centralized by one developer and two other men. “Bitcoin cash is a cancer on bitcoin that we need to cure ourselves of,” Cobra said that month.Cobra has asked the community and fellow Bitcoin. org team members to change certain statements Satoshi Nakamoto made in the Bitcoin white paper.Recently, Cobra started a Twitter account and Medium blog that allow him to be a lot more vocal towards specific issues within the bitcoin community.The controversial owner of the web portal Bitcoin. org and Bitcointalk, an anon named ‘Cobra Bitcoin’, has been a popular subject within the cryptocurrency community lately.For instance, there is Theymos, the co-owner of Bitcoin. org, and Bitcointalk who helps operate those sites with Cobra Bitcoin. (Theymos also controls r/bitcoin and the bitcoin wiki page).Cobra was first introduced in a Github update over three years ago as the co-owner of Bitcoin. org alongside Theymos.Finally, on March 5, Cobra appears to have switched sides entirely by supporting bitcoin cash.

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‘Decentralized Bank’ ICO Miroskii’s Entire Team Is Phoney

It seems that Miroskii’s graphic designer really needs to up their game because the entire team is stock images of random business people (some well known) who have nothing to do with blockchain or cryptocurrencies.According to the tech publication Cnet, the entire team is fake and the story was initially exposed by the Twitter handle Cryptoshillnye.However, looking a bit closer at the team shows the ICO’s ‘graphic designer’ just happens to be a stock image of the Hollywood actor Ryan Gosling.The Twitter personality Cryptoshillnye has revealed the entire Miroskii team is fake.However, some of them are extremely easy to spot and Miroskii is one of these projects with a team made up of entirely fabricated team members – but the ICO has still raised over $800,000 USD so far.

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PR: Essentia.One In Talks With The Netherlands Government For Blockchain Solutions To Border Control

Essentia One, the world’s first data management framework based in Amsterdam, is paving the way in blockchain technology to solve complex border control issues with their talks with the Dutch Government. “Where some people see problems, we see challenges, which then motivates us to develop a solution” says Matteo, Essentia co-founder and Chairman of The Internet of Blockchain Foundation.The proposal detailed how the Essentia framework, using blockchain as its underlying technology, can improve the current identification process. “Using Essentia,” explained Micro and Matteo “all four countries connected by the Eurostar service (the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom) have the opportunity to independently and remotely identify the passengers and confirm whether they have been approved for boarding.On Tuesday, the 20th of February, in The Hague, Matteo Gianpietro Zago (co-founder and Web 3. 0 enthusiast) Mirco Mongiardino (co-founder), Bedros Awanesian (Head of Business Development), and Erik van der Staak (Essentia Advisor) were invited to a joint meeting with two Dutch Ministries (the Ministry of Justice & Security and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water (Transport)) hosted by the Ministry of Justice & Security.

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High-Frequency Trading Firm Virtu Threatens Legal Action Against Virtcoin

The misleading press release even claimed that “Douglas Cifu, Virtu Financial’s chief executive, told Wall Street recently that the company is going to issue the upcoming token VIRT for the trading desk.For example, the Virt whitepaper opens with this word soup: “Encrypted digital currency is a form of value data based on block chain underlying technology.Digital money is not a legal currency in any country or region through the transaction of data and the function of the transaction medium, the bookkeeping unit and the value storage Therefore, the encrypted digital currency is different from the electronic currency, and the electronic currency is the digital expression of the legal currency, which is used to carry out the electronic transaction of the legal currency.Virtu Financial (NASDAQ:VIRT), one of the largest high-frequency trading firms on Wall Street, has issued a warning to the public on Friday against Virtcoin, explaining it has no relationship, connection, or affiliation to the company and its officers and directors.

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South Korean Travel Site With Over 50,000 Hotels To Accept 12 Cryptocurrencies

A South Korean travel website with over 50,000 hotels and other types of accommodation facilities will begin accepting 12 cryptocurrencies, thanks to a partnership between its operator and Bithumb, a major cryptocurrency exchange in Korea.Meanwhile, iTunes store gave it a 4. 7-star rating on average, by about 5,700 users. “The service will be introduced in the first half of this year,” Yonhap quoted Bithumb, emphasizing that it will start “as soon as possible. ” The exchange added that it is “constantly discussing with various companies” in order to expand usage of cryptocurrencies in Korea.Customers can book a room using With Innovation apps and pay their bills with any of the cryptocurrencies they have in their Bithumb accounts, Zdnet Korea explained, adding that the apps have “about 2 million monthly net users. ” Available in both Android and iOS, the app in the Google Play store has over 41,000 ratings, averaging 4. 4 stars.

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