Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera Capital Seals $130 Million for Third Crypto Venture Fund February 22, 2019

Crypto hedge fund Pantera Capital has already sealed $130 million out of a $175 million target for its third crypto venture fund. The development was shared with Cointelegraph in private correspondence with Pantera president Bill Healy on Feb. 22. For Pantera’s debut fund in 2013, the firm had raised $13 million, rising to $25 million […]

Binance Launches Decentralized Crypto Exchange Testnet February 20, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched the testnet of its new decentralized exchange, Binance DEX, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 20. Per Binance, the exchange, powered by Binance Chain — a new blockchain and peer-to-peer (p2p) distributed system — is already available for customers. Users can create wallets and start […]

Interview With Crypto ‘Optimist’ Brian Kelly: Bitcoin Is Still 50 Percent Undervalued February 17, 2019

This interview has been edited and condensed. The author of the “The Bitcoin Big Bang — How Alternative Currencies Are About to Change the World,” Brian Kelly calls himself an optimist when it comes to the future of the cryptocurrencies. CNBC’s prominent commentator, who is also the founder and CEO of digital currency investment firm […]

Norway: Anarcho-Capitalist Smart City Adopts Crypto as Sole Recognized Medium of Exchange February 16, 2019

Liberstad — a private, anarcho-capitalist city in Norway — has adopted a cryptocurrency native to its blockchain-powered smart city platform as its official medium of exchange, according to a press release published on Feb. 12. Founded in 2015, Liberstad is the outcome of the Libertania project, run by the nonprofit Liberstad Drift Association, which aims […]

Bloomberg: Investors, Miners, Turn to Derivatives to Survive Crypto Winter February 13, 2019

Crypto investors and miners are turning to derivatives such as options in an attempt to survive the protracted market downturn, a Bloomberg piece argues on Feb. 13. The article presents the increasing popularity of complex trading instruments as a means of pocketing cash short term as being symptomatic of just how difficult it has become […]

Major UK Public Transport Provider Partners With Crypto Startup for Loyalty Program February 3, 2019

Major United Kingdom public transport provider Go-Ahead Group Plc. is partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to introduce a tokenized rewards system for rail customers, TechCrunch reported Feb. 1. Listed on the FTSE 250 — an index of the 101st to 350th largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange — Go-Ahead provides over one billion […]

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Missing $145 Mln After Death of Founder February 2, 2019

Following the sudden death of its founder Gerry Cotten, cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is reportedly missing CA$190 million dollars ($145 million) in digital assets, Canadian news daily The Globe and Mail reports on Feb. 1 Citing a creditor protection filing from the Nova Scotia Supreme court, the Globe and Mail states that the firm has been […]

Desktop Crypto Asset Manager Ledger Live Launches Mobile App Version January 29, 2019

French cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has released a dedicated mobile app for some of its products, the company confirmed in a blog post Jan. 28. Dubbed Ledger Live, the app previously available for desktop is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices, the company reports. According to the blog post, the app allows […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Binance Coin, Cardano, IOTA, Neo, Tron January 21, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be in high […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring January 18, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs). In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in a round led […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Enters European Markets, Launches Binance Jersey January 16, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding to European markets with the launch of a new platform for fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 16. According to the release, Binance is launching a new trading platform, dubbed Binance Jersey, designed for fiat-to-crypto trading of the euro (EUR) and British pound […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin January 14, 2019

After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The […]

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Bitcoin Still Above $4,000 January 9, 2019

Tuesday, Jan. 8 — crypto markets are seeing mixed signals, according to data from Coin360, after a day mostly in the green. Bitcoin (BTC) still remains above current psychological barrier of $4,000, while some of the other major cryptocurrencies see mild losses. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin has not dipped below the $4,000 mark for […]

Japan's Financial Watchdog Seeks to Regulate Unregistered Crypto Investment Firms January 8, 2019

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering the regulation of unregistered firms that solicit investments in cryptocurrencies, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Jan. 8. The development is reportedly a bid to close a loophole in the country’s existing regulatory framework, in which unregistered firms that collect funds in crypto rather than fiat currencies remain in a […]

‘Crypto Needs Rules’ Says New Gemini Ad Campaign January 5, 2019

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins in 2014 is calling for better regulation of the crypto space in a new ad campaign, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on Jan. 4. Placards on taxis and in the New York City subway contain slogans like “crypto needs rules” while simultaneously suggesting that Gemini […]

Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security January 1, 2019

The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31. Secretary of the Criminal Content Definition Task Force Javad Javidnia has declared that any cooperation with the encrypted messaging app to launch its Gram token will be considered an act against national security and a disruption to the […]

2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks December 30, 2018

Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was a record-breaking year. From the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, to the amount of assets that were stolen, to the largest […]

Multi-Blockchain Crypto Collectible Game Integrates TRON and Promises Unique Updates December 29, 2018

Blockchain Cuties, a decentralized crypto collectible game already available on two blockchain platforms — Ethereum (ETH) and EOS — has recently added a third platform based on the decentralized protocol TRON. Blockchain Cuties has announced that the TRON version of the game will have unique content, including Cuties, items and probably locations. Future of DApps […]

New Remittances System to Tackle Crypto Volatility When International Payments Are Made December 26, 2018

A Japanese fintech company has unveiled a system that is designed to address the price volatility seen when cryptocurrencies are used for remittances. Atom Solutions says that, at present, the options for foreign workers who need to make overseas remittances are imperfect. While costs can be high when they try to complete transactions through a […]

Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Launches Margin Trading for Stablecoin Tether December 22, 2018

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has introduced margin trading for stablecoin Tether (USDT), according to a blog post published Dec. 21. Bitfinex has launched margin trading for the USDT/USD pair, which would purportedly lead to more efficient price discovery and enable users to hedge the exposure taken on stablecoins. Along with a dedicated lending market, […]

Better Than Corporations: Layoffs in Crypto Are On the Rise, Still Lower Than in Other Industries December 18, 2018

Since Bitcoin hit its all-time high of $20,000, the dominant cryptocurrency has seen more than an 80 percent decline in value from that historic milestone over the past 12 months. The popularity of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin pioneered the way for other projects to explore the possibilities of blockchain technology. The brightest minds pushed the boundaries, […]

Crypto Anarchist Manifesto Author Tim May Dies of Natural Causes, Report December 17, 2018

Cypherpunks co-founder Timothy C. May has reportedly died of natural causes, a Facebook eulogy posted by cypherpunk Lucky Green stated Dec. 15. In his social media post, Green informed: “Word has reached me that my dear friend, co-conspirator in many things and for many years, fellow Freedom Fighter Tim May passed away earlier this week […]

‘Don’t Hold Your Breath,’ Waiting for Bitcoin ETF Says SEC ‘Crypto Mom’ December 7, 2018

A commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said ‘not to hold your breath’ waiting for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) at the Digital Asset Investment Forum held in Washington D.C. Dec. 5. Hester Peirce, dubbed “Crypto Mom” by the community for her dissent with the SEC’s decision to reject a Bitcoin ETF […]

Report: Number of Routers Affected by Crypto Malware Doubled Since August, Reaching 415K December 6, 2018

The number of MikroTik routers affected by cryptojacking malware has repotedly doubled since summer 2018, reaching 415,000, security researcher VriesHd tweeted Sunday, Dec. 2. Since August, VriesHd has been reporting on crypto malware that targets routers and forces them to mine cryptocurrencies along with the researchers from Bad Packets Report. They revealed that routers by […]

Crypto Markets Meet December in Green, Bitcoin Trades Above $4,200 December 2, 2018

Saturday, Dec. 1 — Crypto markets have seen a substantial influx on the first day of this winter month, with all top 20 coins by market cap firmly in the green, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 Following multiple plunges below the $4,000 threshold yesterday, Nov. 30, Bitcoin (BTC) has managed to finally hold […]