Articles Tagged with ''Bitcoin''

Trump administration doubles down against crypto fraud

New task force led by CFPB, other government regulators
The future of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is far from certain, but that hasn’t stopped people from investing in it or even using it to make major real estate purchases. But as cryptocurrencies grow, so does the potential for fraud. Now, President Donald Trump is setting up a new task force to combat crypto crime.
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From HW Magazine

Should you be investing in cryptocurrency?

A look at the turbulent world of initial coin offerings
Initial coin offerings are the latest red-hot investment trend, seeking to disrupt the traditional means of raising venture capital for startup businesses and firms. The market itself has witnessed an incredible expansion in the last year, but as the cryptocurrency market explodes and new coins flood the market, is the Securities and Exchange Commission looking to cool down its rapid-paced growth? 
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Blockchain expert: "It's not going away"

At NEXT, Debbie Hoffman demystifies blockchain
Blockchain expert Debbie Hoffman, an attorney and co-founder of Symmetry Blockchain Advisors, spoke to NEXT conference attendees about blockchain technology’s emergence in the mortgage and finance industry, where it has not become widely recognized…yet.
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New York renters can now make payments in bitcoin

ManageGo converts bitcoin to dollar for landlords
Although bitcoin transactions are rare, they are starting to make their way into the real estate market. Now, even renters can use bitcoin for their home, as one New York rental payment management platform is adding bitcoin to its list of payment options.
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SEC says "first ever cryptocurrency backed by real estate" is a fraud

Accuses REcoin’s founder of lying about initial coin offering
Back in July, a company called REcoin Group launched REcoin, which it billed as the “first ever cryptocurrency backed by real estate.” But, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission, REcoin and its initial coin offering were a fraud designed to bilk unwitting investors.
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Texas brokerage closes state's first-ever bitcoin home purchase

Joins just California in the short list of state's selling property via bitcoin
Taking real estate purchases in the Lone Star state to a new level, Kuper Sotheby's International Realty said it finalized the first-ever home in Texas that was purchased entirely with the cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Located in the capital of Texas, the luxury home sold for an undisclosed amount this summer.
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From HW Magazine

From bitcoin to blockchain: How the new ledger tech can morph the mortgage industry

Blockchain offers advantages to industry, including document security and security breach protection
Bitcoin — that is what most people think of when they hear the term blockchain. However, blockchain has morphed into an incredible technology tool that can be utilized across industries in a variety of capacities, including in mortgage lending.
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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Prospects of a Trump presidency, and the good news in Detroit

Also, the scariest part of the OCC security breach
There are still about 30,000 vacant houses and buildings in Detroit as a result of manufacturing job loss and the foreclosure crisis. But a program funded by unions to renovate vacant houses in Detroit has been so successful that it's now being expanded to eight more Rustbelt cities, the AP reported on Sunday. All this and more in MMCC!
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