Travel Company Allows Customers to Book Flights With Bitcoin November 14, 2019

Alternative Airlines, a travel company based in the United Kingdom, has partnered with cryptocurrency service Utrust to facilitate payments with crypto. On Nov. 13, the Swiss-based digital payments processor Utrust announced a new partnership with its first merchant in the travel industry, Alternative Airlines. The two companies plan to provide customers with the ability to […]

With New Crypto Hardware Wallet, Evercoin Takes Aim at Trezor and Ledger November 13, 2019

Evercoin announced the launch of Evercoin 2 today, Nov. 12, at New York Consensus Invest Summit. Evercoin claims that its new wallet is the safest hardware wallet currently on the market, providing users with an end-to-end encrypted ownership solution for cryptocurrency storage.  Powered by YubiKey 5ci —  a security key designed to deliver strong hardware-backed […]

Dutch Court Orders Facebook to Remove Fake Bitcoin Ads November 12, 2019

A Dutch court has ruled that Facebook must remove Bitcoin (BTC)-related fraudulent investment ads following local billionaire and television producer John de Mol’s lawsuit against the company, Reuters reported on Nov. 11. De Mol initiated judicial proceedings against the social media giant in June 2019, claiming that Facebook failed to respond to multiple requests to […]

Bitcoin Price Gains Above $9.1K as Ether Looks to Rally to $285 November 11, 2019

To a new investor entering the crypto-space sights like today’s 3.5% pump to $9,141 is enough to make you giddy with excitement about the future of cryptocurrency. But is it that impressive? After all, Bitcoin (BTC) price was $9,300 last week, which is $200 higher than it is now. So let’s take a look at […]

Crypto News From Japan: Nov. 2–9 November 10, 2019

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese financial regulator solidifies its policy of banning trusts that invest in crypto, more than 20 companies launch a consortium that aims to raise funds with security tokens, and Coincheck starts its automated cryptocurrency accumulation service, while it denies having had any previous […]

Why Did Bitcoin Price Drop Below $9,000? A Pivotal Weekend Ahead November 9, 2019

Bitcoin price (BTC) fell 5% today to a new weekly low at $8,660, a point which is also below the 200-day moving average which has been acting as support since reclaiming it in the final week of October. Almost all other crypto-assets have also suffered a valuation loss against the U.S. dollar, but there has […]

Tether Refutes Paper Naming USDT Manipulation as Cause of 2017 BTC Bull Run November 8, 2019

Tether has issued a response to a recently surfaced paper that alleges that a single whale manipulated the market to cause 2017’s bull run in Bitcoin (BTC) price. The response Tether, which is behind the dollar-backed stablecoin USDT, published the response on the company’s website on Nov. 7, an announcement that crypto exchange and sister […]

Australian Home Affairs Minister Says Terrorists Use Crypto to Obfuscate Crimes November 7, 2019

The Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton warned that terrorists are exploiting cryptocurrencies to “fund their deadly missions.” During a counter-terror conference in Melbourne on Nov. 7, Dutton said that the anonymity of cryptocurrencies allow extremists to avoid scrutiny. He stated that the increased use of digital currencies, stored-value cards, online payment systems and […]

Bitcoin’s Price Hovers Above $9,300, While Stellar Shows 20% Gains November 6, 2019

Tuesday Nov. 5 — Crypto prices continue to show upward momentum across markets, while Bitcoin (BTC) hovers around the $9,300 price mark and Stellar (XLM) takes a shot at the moon with gains of more than 20%. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin was trading close to the $9,400 price mark for a large […]

Huobi Global to Freeze US Customer Accounts by Mid-November November 5, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi Global has announced that it will freeze all United States customers’ accounts on Nov. 13. In a blog post on Nov. 3, Huobi stated that its user agreement expressly prohibits customers in the U.S. from using its trading platform. For this reason, Huobi has been gradually disabling U.S customers’ accounts to “prevent […]

British Tax Authority Updates Cryptocurrency Guidelines, Says It Is Not Money November 4, 2019

The United Kingdom’s tax, payments and customs authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has updated its cryptocurrency taxation guidelines for businesses and individuals. On Nov. 1, the U.K. government tax agency, which manages taxes alongside other financial policies, released tax guidance updates that further clarify its stance on how businesses and individuals involved with […]

Crypto News From Japan: Oct. 27–Nov. 2 November 3, 2019

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, the Japanese Liberal Democratic League said that it will formulate a quantum technology innovation strategy by the end of this year, crypto exchange Coincheck’s registered users are steadily increasing, Mt. Gox trustee extends the submission deadline again, and the SBI Holdings president is thinking […]

Binance.US Now Lets Users Buy Cryptocurrency With Debit Cards November 2, 2019

Customers of the United States-based branch of major crypto exchange Binance, Binance.US, can now purchase cryptocurrencies using their debit cards. In a blog post on Nov. 1, Binance.US announced that the exchange will now offer its customers the possibility to purchase cryptocurrencies with a debit card, joining existing U.S. dollar on-ramp and off-ramps, including the […]

SBI’s Crypto-Focused Venture Capital Arm Sees Major Turnaround On Year November 1, 2019

SBI Securities’ trading revenue surged 19.2% in 2019, largely due to the inclusion of the company’s crypto investment wing, which turned a $7.1 million loss into a $30 million profit over the year. Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings released its new financial report on Oct. 30. The report analyzed results for the six-month period […]

Canadian Markets Regulator Gives 3iQ Green Light to Offer Bitcoin Fund October 31, 2019

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ will now be able to offer Canadian retail investors a regulated, publicly-traded Bitcoin (BTC) fund. Bitcoin fund available to retail investors by end of year In an Oct. 30 press release, 3iQ announced that it had received a favorable ruling from the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) in regard to its […]

Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange to Add Support for OmiseGo and PAX Gold October 29, 2019

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is listing OmiseGO (OMG) and PAX Gold (PAXG) tokens. According to a blog post on Oct. 28, the exchange’s users will be able to deposit, withdraw and trade both assets starting Oct. 29. Kraken will roll out trading pairs between OMG and PAXG and Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH), as […]

How Blockchain and Crypto Are Poised to Shift the Balance of Power October 28, 2019

Blockchain’s potential to disrupt the financial landscape is evident. Even at this early point in the technology’s development, established institutions — including banks and governments — have been quick to note this potential for disruption, and equally quick to attempt to limit its impact.  However, despite the obvious utility, and many current and fascinating applications […]

US Court Orders Dark Web Drug Dealer to Forfeit $150K in Bitcoin October 27, 2019

A United States court has ordered Christopher Bania, who recently pleaded guilty to drug distribution, to give up almost 17 Bitcoin (BTC) — worth roughly $150,000 at press time. The plea, order and sentencing Per the Oct. 19 order from a court in Wisconsin, Bania will need to forfeit “Approximately 16.91880054 Bitcoin seized from Bania’s […]

Justin Sun: TRON Will Partner With $100B ‘Mega Corporation’ Next Week October 26, 2019

Justin Sun has teased an upcoming announcement that involves Tron (TRX) partnering with an unnamed “mega corporation.” “Make a guess?” Sun, the master of hype and CEO of Tron, took to Twitter on Oct. 25 where he made one of his infamous announcements in order to excite his followers with a message that barely contains […]

Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Firm Is Launching New Bitcoin Funds October 25, 2019

Michael Novogratz, Galaxy Digital CEO and chairman, spoke to CNBC’s Squawk Box where he said that a new Bitcoin (BTC) fund was in the works. Novogratz alludes to new funds in interview On Oct. 24, Novogratz hinted that Galaxy Digital Asset Management has plans to launch a new Bitcoin fund to allow people easy access […]

Binance, Hashkey Pro to List SEC-Sanctioned Blockstack Token October 24, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is preparing to expand its token offering with the listing of Blockstack (STX). According to an announcement on Oct. 23, the cryptocurrency exchange will open trading for STX/Binance Coin (BNB), STX/Bitcoin (BTC) and STX/Tether (USDT) trading pairs on Oct. 25. Binance users can now deposit STX ahead of trading.   In addition […]

Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100 October 23, 2019

Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin was trading above the $8,200 price mark for the better part of the day, but has dipped below $8,100 in recent hours. […]

Top-20 Coins Trade Sideways, Bitcoin Trades Around $8,200 October 22, 2019

Monday, Oct. 21 —  After turning green earlier in the day, cryptocurrency markets have been trading sideways, with Bitcoin (BTC) continuing to hover around $8,200, according to the data from Coin360. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 The leading coin, Bitcoin, is down 0.39% over the past 24 hours and is trading at around $8,186 […]

Crypto and Blockchain News From Japan: Oct. 14–20 in Review October 21, 2019

The cryptocurrency- and blockchain-friendly country of Japan has seen a number of significant developments for the industries this past week. A self-regulatory organization has introduced guidance for cryptocurrency custodians, while a subsidiary of major financial services firm SBI Holdings will conduct compliance policies using blockchain technology.  Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain […]

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Oct. 13–19 in Review October 20, 2019

The German-speaking world has seen another week of events in the crypto industry, with a new survey revealing that 27% of Germans are interested in using Facebook’s planned Libra stablecoin, which has been discussed all over the world since its announcement in June 2019. Despite existing criticism of Libra, global regulators do not plan to […]