Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Owners Are Giving Away Altcoins to Support TOR Project

On the lighter side of things in the cryptosphere, some Bitcoin (BTC) owners have been donating altcoins to the TOR Project — a nonprofit organization primarily responsible for running “The Onion Router.” For some Bitcoiners, the trend is a way of killing two birds with one stone — supporting the TOR Project and getting rid of “shitcoins.” As for the latter half of the equation, Bitcoiners appear keen to extend the running gag of altcoins being worthless. “Donate shitcoins, stack sats” Earlier in September, Bitcoin maximalist and co-host of the “Tales from…

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Peter Schiff Slams CNBC for Giving Bitcoin More Airtime Than Gold

Bitcoin’s (BTC) fresh bull run this week is down to speculators betting on Chinese economic upheaval, not Chinese upheaval itself, Peter Schiff claims. Schiff: speculators buying Bitcoin to speculate In a tweet Aug. 5, the veteran gold bug and well-known Bitcoin naysayer claimed that current events impacting the Chinese economy did not cause fresh interest in Bitcoin. “The Chinese aren’t buying Bitcoin as a safe haven. Speculators are buying, betting that the Chinese will buy it as a safe haven!” he wrote. As Cointelegraph reported, BTC/USD has shot up over…

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Colorado Considers Bill Giving Cryptocurrencies Limited Exemptions From Securities Laws

A new bill to exempt cryptocurrencies from some securities laws is currently under consideration by the Colorado Senate, documents released on Jan. 4 confirm. A bipartisan effort sponsored at Senate level by Republican Jack Tate and Democrat Steve Fenberg, the “Colorado Digital Token Act” aims to offer limited extra freedoms for cryptocurrencies and traders. The move comes as local regulators crack down on illegitimate offerings in the industry in a bid to formalize the local landscape. “The bill provides limited exemptions from the securities registration and securities broker-dealer and salesperson…

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