Crypto and Fiat Currencies Are Worlds Apart, Here Are the Reasons Why May 31, 2020

One of the core narratives of Bitcoin (BTC) since inception is the oft-stated goal of separating money and state. While this has certainly been a powerful creed in the currency’s early adoption by the crypto-anarchist and techno-libertarian communities, what does this actually mean? It’s quite simply a call for a neutral form of money. When […]

The Crypto Enthusiast’s Dream: Top Countries That Tick All the Boxes May 30, 2020

For crypto enthusiasts, choosing a location to live in that supports an ideal lifestyle extends beyond searching for a city with a high number of shops and retail outlets that accept crypto.  Sure, any crypto enthusiast will benefit from living in an area with easy access to crypto-related amenities. However, as the world of crypto […]

Industry at a Crossroads, Crypto Enters Fourth Phase of Development May 24, 2020

The crypto space is well over a decade old with more than 5,500 different cryptocurrencies and a market capitalization north of $250 billion. Researchers at American venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz say the 11-year old industry is in its fourth supercycle with the three previous epochs culminating in distinct developments that have gone on to […]

Cardano is Working on a Microchip That Would Give Crypto a Cash-like Experience May 22, 2020

In a recent Cointelegraph interview, Charles Hoskinson elaborated on the crypto-native chip that IOHK is working at its blockchain lab at the University of Wyoming that may lead to many groundbreaking use cases, including a cash-like experience for cryptocurrency. Crypto-native microchip It all began when IOHK, the company charged with the development of Cardano (ADA), […]

External Custody for Crypto Derivatives Aims to Make Collateral Transfers Faster May 14, 2020

Crypto derivatives platform Deribit is launching a new external custody solution designed to help with faster collateral transfers and reduce auto-deleveraging risks in tumultuous markets.  On May 14, the Panama-based exchange announced its full integration of the new solution, which was developed by London-based digital asset infrastructure provider Clearloop. Deribit is catering the new solution […]

Binance Invests in Major Indonesia Crypto Exchange Tokocrypto May 12, 2020

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is cementing its presence in Indonesia, announcing an investment in a major domestic regulated exchange Tokocrypto on May 12. In 2019, Tokocrypto reportedly became the first Indonesia crypto exchange to seal regulatory approval from the country’s Commodity Futures Trading Regulatory Agency, also known as Bappebti. Registration with the agency has been […]

Major Chinese Crypto Miners Expect Influx of New Bitcoin Buyers May 5, 2020

A majority of Chinese miners expect a huge influx of new Bitcoin (BTC) buyers within the next six months. According to a poll by crypto services firm RockX on May 4, 57% of Chinese miners expect a large number of new Bitcoin buyers to join the market in the near future. RockX claims to have […]

Social Media Platforms for Crypto Enthusiasts — Talk and Earn Bitcoin May 3, 2020

It’s hard for most people to imagine their lives without the use of social media, and crypto enthusiasts are no different. Since the beginning, the crypto industry has thrived on social media platforms, as they allow people to connect and share ideas. Furthermore, the emergence of the very idea of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain can […]

Bitcoin Price: 5 Things to Know for Crypto Markets This Week (4/27) April 27, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) has consolidated gains nearer $8,000 — but does the coming week have in store for the asset leaving stocks in the dust? After jumping 10% in a day last week, BTC/USD has managed to keep hold of its gains over the weekend. Cointelegraph considers the major factors which traders should keep an eye […]

Bitcoin Price: 5 Things That Will Impact the Crypto Market This Week April 20, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) maintained $7,000 despite strong resistance on April 20 as oil crashed through fresh support levels towards $10. Heading into what promises to be a choppy week for traditional markets, here are five things to watch for Bitcoin traders in the coming days. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 BTC price resistance Data from […]

Blockchain’s Need for Speed Brings New Tools to the Crypto Industry April 19, 2020

Another day, another mainnet launch. Or at least, that’s sometimes how it can feel in the blockchain space, as every project seems to be scrambling to be the latest and greatest in balancing the trade-offs between speed, scalability and security. Unfortunately, many of them end up languishing with little development activity and precious few users. […]

Crypto Scams on the Rise and Can Still Affect Bitcoin’s Price April 18, 2020

Bolstered by the new coronavirus pandemic, scams continue to be rampant in the cryptocurrency world. From malware to fake investment programs and even fake donations to health organizations, scammers are known for taking advantage of desperate times and desperate people. One of the most prominent scams in the industry, PlusToken, has come under the spotlight […]

Crypto Markets Took a U-Turn During the COVID-19 Crisis, Say Oxford Profs April 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked unexpected and revealing patterns among cryptocurrency traders, according to new research. In their paper entitled “How Crisis affects Crypto: Coronavirus as a Test Case,” posted to the Oxford University Faculty of Law blog on April 17, Hadar Y. Jabotinsky And Roee Sarel observed that the crypto markets took a pronounced […]

Philippine SEC Exposes Fraudulent ‘Abundance-Based’ Crypto Investment Scheme April 15, 2020

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has flagged its third cryptocurrency scam this month, warning investors against a scheme dubbed “The Billion Coin” (TBC). Marketed as a so-called “abundance-based cryptocurrency,” the SEC said in an advisory on April 14 that TBCoin’s promoters present the asset as a decentralized cryptocurrency that “aims to revolutionize the […]

EU Lawmakers Want to Create a New Regulator for Crypto 'Blind Spots' April 13, 2020

The European Parliament has published a study identifying a number of legislative blind spots pertaining to crypto asset oversight in the European Union. The report identifies stablecoins, token-based fundraising, and the threat of money laundering through crypto mining among recent industry developments necessitating a regulatory response. Crypto mining identified as money laundering risk The report […]

Decentralized Crypto Exchange Disables Trading Due to ‘Critical Security Vulnerability’ April 8, 2020

The developers behind the peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading platform Bisq have temporarily disabled services after discovering a critical security vulnerability. Formerly known as Bitsquare, Bisq is a decentralized exchange (DEX) that facilitates crypto-to-fiat trades without a formal intermediary. In a community announcement posted on April 8, the developers said that they were investigating the security issue, […]

Traditional Traders Show Growing Interest in Crypto April 5, 2020

A survey published on March 31 revealed that senior trading executives believe that large companies in the business would be interested in taking advantage of the recent crypto plunge, particularly Bitcoin (BTC). According to the Adoption of Digital Asset Trading report published by Acuiti management intelligence platform, about 100 venues capable of trading cryptocurrencies have […]

Civic Wallet Now Offers $1M ‘FDIC-Like Insurance’ for Crypto March 31, 2020

Civic Wallet is a multi-signature non-custodial wallet that now comes with a $1,000,000 guarantee from Coincover. Civic Technologies (CVC) has been known in the crypto space as one of the leading providers of decentralized identity and is now purportedly the first company to offer a non-custodial wallet with $1,000,000 protection. The wallet is currently in […]

Prosecutor Says Crypto Scammers Should Stay in Jail Despite COVID-19 Concerns March 26, 2020

New Jersey federal prosecutor Craig Carpenito is fighting the request of two alleged crypto scammers to be released from a county jail amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to court documents filed with the United States Department of Justice on March 24, Carpenito asserted that the recently enacted Bail Reform only preferences pretrial release of a […]

Alleged Operators of $722M Crypto Scheme Seek Jail Release Amid COVID-19 Fears March 24, 2020

Two alleged crypto Ponzi scheme operators have requested that a New Jersey federal court grant their release from jail over concerns that the facility will soon host a COVID-19 outbreak. Matthew Goettsche and Jobadiah Weeks submitted separate motions petitioning the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey for their release on March 20 and […]

OKEx’s Lennix Lai: Passive Income in Crypto Is the New Way to Earn March 22, 2020

First, there were property rents. Then came interests. As modern civilization evolves, people always find new ways to earn money without actually producing, or even doing all that much. This concept is today known as “passive income.” Technological progress also expanded the meaning of passive income. Today, people can claim YouTube advertisement revenues, dropshipping and […]

Banking Shut Down Drives Crypto Adoption Among Venezuelans March 19, 2020

Peer-to-peer Bitcoin (BTC) trading has surged in Venezuela after shutting banks amid a nationwide quarantine to fight the spread of coronavirus. On March 17, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro brought a country-wide quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19. With only 33 cases of coronavirus confirmed so far, the administration hopes that the emergency measures will […]

Opera Browser Enables Apple Pay and Debit Card Crypto Purchases in the US March 17, 2020

Opera’s mobile and desktop browsers are expanding cryptocurrency purchases to U.S. users, as the Norwegian company looks to continue building its Web 3.0 credentials. Through a partnership with Wyre, a U.S.-licensed money transmitter in the cryptocurrency sector, Opera will enable U.S.-based customers to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) directly from the browser’s crypto wallet. […]

Crypto Analyst Accused of Photoshopping Trade Screenshots March 16, 2020

A crypto market analyst with more than 63,000 followers has come under fire for allegedly photoshopping numerous screenshots to give the impression that his trades were more successful than they actually were.  A Twitter user going by the alias of “King” posted screenshots on March 14 which allegedly show that Jacob Canfield, the self-proclaimed “#1 […]

Japanese Marketing Firm Invests in Pantera Capital Crypto Fund March 5, 2020

Ceres, a marketing firm based in Japan, has just become the latest investor in the San Francisco-based blockchain and cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital. On Feb. 28, Ceres announced on its website that they were supplying Pantera an undisclosed amount of yen towards the group’s third crypto fund.  As the first Bitcoin fund in the […]