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From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020 Libra

Facebook announces plans for new cryptocurrency to come into operation as early as 2020

Facebook and some two dozen partners released a prototype of Libra as an open source code for developers interested in weaving it into apps, services or businesses/

From TheJournal.ie For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword Startups And Tech

For crypto startups seeking 'legitimacy', new anti-money laundering laws are a double-edged sword

The EU-level rules put more of an onus on companies to monitor customer activity.

From TheJournal.ie Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers stolen in Iceland

Icelandic police arrested 11 people.

From TheJournal.ie Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says Global Hack

Number of websites infected by cryptocurrency hack, Ireland's National Cyber Security Centre says

It said that there are no indications at this stage that members of the public are at risk.

From TheJournal.ie This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins Crypto

This young scientist had to explain Bitcoin to Michael D Higgins

Turns out the President was up to speed on cryptocurrency.

From TheJournal.ie European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic Cryptocurrency

European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic

A Bitcoin ‘mine’ was discovered in a raid on the cartel last month.

From TheJournal.ie Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again) Cryptocurrency

Volatile Bitcoin surpasses $11,000, before plummeting to $9,000 (and then rising again)

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase has called bitcoin a “fraud”.

From TheJournal.ie Cryptocurrencies: 'Lack of regulation means investors can make a lot of money fast' Read Me

Cryptocurrencies: 'Lack of regulation means investors can make a lot of money fast'

There’s nothing cryptic about your cryptocurrency tax obligations though, writes Barry Flanagan.

From TheJournal.ie The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple Spend Spend Spend

The first major tech company to accept Bitcoin payments isn't Google or Apple

Those in the US can now purchase goods from Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox stores using the cryptocurrency.

From TheJournal.ie PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments Baby Steps

PayPal opens its doors (slightly) to bitcoin payments

The company has teamed up with three bitcoin payment processors, allowing sellers to accept bitcoin as payment for digital goods.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why the new challenger to Bitcoin is worth keeping an eye on New Challenger

Explainer: Why the new challenger to Bitcoin is worth keeping an eye on

The new currency has been backed by Stripe, founded by the Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, but is it worth taking note of?

From TheJournal.ie Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change Virtual Currency

Apple approves first bitcoin trading app after policy change

Coin Pocket has become the first bitcoin trading app to be approved by Apple since it updated its App Store review guidelines.

From TheJournal.ie Apple's policy update could pave the way for bitcoin payments Virtual Currencies

Apple's policy update could pave the way for bitcoin payments

Apps can now accept payments from “approved virtual currencies” although Apple hasn’t said which ones qualify.

From TheJournal.ie Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well… Cryptocurrency This post contains images

Confused by Bitcoin? This guy explains it well…

Programmer Robert McNally put together a succinct presentation on what this ‘currency’ is all about.