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European Prosecutors Launch Project to Combat Online Dark Markets

| Danny Bradbury

Multiple countries are working together to target the dark web's online markets, and bitcoin is on their watch list.

Why Apple Pay Is a Threat to Bitcoin

| Danny Bradbury

The imminent arrival of Apple Pay should be worrying bitcoin advocates, and here's why.

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Libra Raises $500k to Expand Bitcoin Tax Compliance Solutions

| Pete Rizzo

Libra has announced $500,000 in new fundraising as part of a seed round led by Liberty City Ventures.


Crypto 2.0 Roundup: The Overstock Effect, Counterparty Debates and a Crypto iTunes

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk explores how Overstock's alliance with Counterparty will impact crypto 2.0, and a new platform for music lovers.

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Over 800 Payment Terminals in Romania Now Sell Bitcoin

| Joon Ian Wong

People in Romania can now buy bitcoin from nearly 800 terminals operated by ZebraPay across the country.

BitMex wins Hong Kong startup award

Bitcoin Derivatives Platform Advances in Global Startup Contest

| Jon Southurst

Bitcoin derivatives exchange BitMEX has won the Slush Hong Kong competition, where startups pitched their plans to venture investors.

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Digital Asset Liquidity Exchange Melotic Closes $1.175 Million Seed Round

| Jon Southurst

Hong Kong's Melotic will spend its $1.175m investment to establish itself as a liquidity provider for various digital assets.

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Wallettec Brings Bitcoin Point-of-Sale Solution to South Africa

| Tom Sharkey

A new partnership between Wallettec and BitPay will bring bitcoin POS payments to brick-and-mortar retailers.


Star Korean VC Invests $200k in Bitcoin Startup Devign Labs

| Joon Ian Wong

Korean bitcoin startup Devign Lab has received a $200k seed round investment from VC firm K Cube Ventures.


Russia’s Startups Seek Refuge Abroad Under Threat of Bitcoin Ban

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk speaks with Russian entrepreneurs who have had to shift market focus following government threats of bitcoin prohibition.