These are the top Bitcoin, Ethereum, and cryptocurrency news stories for January 11, 2018.

According to Bloomberg, cryptocurrencies retreated late Wednesday night amid concern of a South Korea clampdown.

According to Reuters, a U.S. Senate panel will discuss Bitcoin with markets regulators amid rising concerns over the risks digital assets pose to the overall financial system.

According to Pulse, the Bank of Korea, which is South Korea's central bank, has launched a study on virtual currency.

According to CoinDesk, 2018 may be the year of the cross-blockchain atomic swap. This technical improvement makes it possible to trade cryptocurrencies without the need for a third party.

Over on Reddit, a discussion was started because Segregated Witness (SegWit) wallet support has been integrated into Bitcoin Core.

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Kyle first used Bitcoin in 2011. By early 2014, researching and writing about Bitcoin had become his full-time occupation. Currently, he contributes regularly to Forbes and CoinJournal. His work has also appeared in Business Insider, VICE Motherboard, Nasdaq, and many other media outlets. Additionally, he provides a daily Bitcoin news recap via a newsletter and YouTube show (audio only version available via SoundCloud), which can be found at kyletorpey.com.

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