Dex Platforms Trade Over $2.4 Billion in 7 Days, Defi Swaps up 68% Since Last Week
Years ago the cryptocurrency community did not have access to a plethora of decentralized exchanges (dex). In 2020 with the rise of Ethereum, dex platforms have grown exponentially with trading applications like Uniswap, 0x, Kyber, and more. Dex trading growth … read more.
Capital One Files Patent for Cryptocurrency Market AI Prediction System
Major U.S. financial services company Capital One has filed a new patent application for a cryptocurrency analysis and trading system that will attempt to predict crypto market trends and generate trading decisions using artificial intelligence (AI). Capital One’s Cryptocurrency AI … read more.
Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin Miners
Torrential downpours of nonstop rain have been wreaking havoc in China’s Sichuan province, which has caused some operations to shut down ASIC mining devices. Reports from the region show that certain areas have seen electrical shortages and the aftermath is … read more.
Report: Bitcoin Untied from the Economic Cycle, ‘Largely Uncorrelated to Other Asset Classes’
On Tuesday, Coinshares Investment strategist James Butterfill published a report which shows that bitcoin is a unique asset, but is “largely uncorrelated to other asset classes” like commodities and traditional stocks. Coinshares Investment strategist James Butterfill published a new report … read more.
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Was Paid $35k to Discuss Bitcoin
The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a supporter of digital currencies and … read more.
Massive $2,000,000 Prize Pool in the Biggest Ever Promotion Launched on Bitcoin Games
One lucky spin can propel your bet into a 5,000X multiplier, churning out huge amounts of money. Read on to find out how. Win Every Day Bitcoin Games, our very own cryptocurrency gaming portal, has teamed up with the popular … read more.
Japanese Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Linked to Coincheck Hack of 2018
A court in Tokyo, Japan has ordered the seizure of crypto assets that have been traced back to the Coincheck hack of January 2018, The Japan Times reported Wednesday. More than $530 million worth of the NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency was … read more.
US Says North Korea Has 6,000 Hackers: Many in Belarus, China, India, Malaysia, Russia
North Korea allegedly has about 6,000 hackers, many of whom operate abroad, according to a recent report published by the U.S. Army. The infamous Lazarus Group, thought to be linked to a number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, is among them. … read more.
12 Crypto Firms Authorized to Operate License-Free in Hawaii for Two Years
The U.S. state of Hawaii has authorized 12 cryptocurrency companies to start operating in the state without needing a money transmission license. No action will be taken against them for conducting unlicensed money transmission activities for two years. Hawaii Green-Lights … read more.
Russia and China De-dollarization Approaching ‘Breakthrough Moment’
China and Russia are collaborating to reduce their dependence on the U.S. dollar. Trade settlements in USD between the two countries have fallen below 50% for the first time. De-dollarization in Russia and China The dollar’s share of trade between … read more.
Onecoin Allegedly Tied to Racehorse Firm, Phoenix Thoroughbreds Removed from France Galop Race
Last week the firm Phoenix Thoroughbreds was reportedly banned from horse racing in France over the founder’s alleged involvement with the crypto Ponzi scheme Onecoin. Last November, Onecoin cofounder Konstantin Ignatov, the Cryptoqueen’s brother, told New York prosecutors Phoenix Thoroughbreds … read more.
Hollywood Royalty Flexes Crypto-Art Goals: Ashton Kutcher Auctions NFT Digital Art for ETH
Actor and venture capitalist Ashton Kutcher’s first attempt at digital art, an awful piece titled “The Eye of the Beholder”, is auctioning at Cryptograph. At the time of writing, the highest bid stood at 13.26 ethereum, or about $5,400, with … read more.
Why the Rise of the CBDC Is Bad for Your Privacy
Like, hate, or fear them, central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are on their way. There will be no stopping them. From Sweden to Thailand and China to Canada, governments the world over are experimenting with CBDCs. While most are being … read more.
OCC Chief Says Americans Gravitating Toward Digital Currencies: Urges Banks to Embrace Innovation
Brian Brooks, the acting comptroller of currency at the U.S. Office of Comptroller of Currency (OCC), says America must adopt digital currency payment rails if the country hopes to compete with global payment rails in the future. He insists changing … read more.
John McAfee Ditches Ghost Crypto Project: He Says It Will Fail
Two-time U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee has announced that he is leaving the ghost cryptocurrency project, claiming that it will fail “without a doubt” and his reputation has been damaged. His Ghost phone service, however, will be launched as planned, … read more.
Nigeria’s Foreign Currency Crisis Boon for Bitcoin: Country Tops Wallet Downloads Ahead of the US
Nigeria’s weakening naira currency, as well as the shortage of U.S. dollars, are forcing businesses to switch to bitcoin as the means of settling payments for international transactions. Nigerian businesses need the American currency to buy new supplies, as well … read more.
Grayscale’s Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash Trusts Trade for Tremendous Premiums
This week data from Arcane Research shows there’s been massive demand for Grayscale’s recently launched publicly traded crypto trusts. Following the trusts getting DTC eligibility last monday LTCN (litecoin) shares have been selling for a 753% premium while BCHG (bitcoin … read more.
Former RBI Governor and IMF Chief Economist Sees Value in Bitcoin and Facebook Libra
Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sees value in bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and Facebook-backed libra alongside central bank digital currencies. Former RBI Governor’s View on Bitcoin, Crypto, … read more.
IRS Prioritizes Cryptocurrency, Now First Question on 1040 Tax Form
The new U.S. tax form is out and the cryptocurrency question is the first one on the main 1040 tax form used by about 150 million people to file their taxes. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires all tax filers … read more.
Stock Trader Dave Portnoy Dives Into Bitcoin, Only to Panic-Sell After Chainlink Plunges
High profile stock trader Dave Portnoy has panic sold his bitcoin one week after he got into cryptocurrency. He cited the falling price of chainlink, another of his crypto investments, as the main reason. Dave Portnoy Got in and Out … read more.
Canadian Restaurant Chain Tahini’s Converts All Cash Reserves Into Bitcoin
Canada-based Middle Eastern restaurant chain Tahini’s has converted all of its cash reserves into bitcoin. The company says bitcoin offers a much better alternative to cash savings. From Cash Savings to Bitcoin Middle Eastern restaurant chain Tahini’s has announced via … read more.
Bitcoin.com Wallet Launches Cred’s 1-Touch “Earn” Button
Bitcoin.com, a global blockchain leader with over 11 million Bitcoin wallets, and Cred, a global blockchain-enabled financial services platform serving clients in 190 countries, today announced a major milestone in their ongoing strategic partnership. The latest Bitcoin.com wallet now features … read more.
12 Bitcoin Cash-Fueled Flipstarter Campaigns Raise $1 Million
The Flipstarter platform has gained traction in the last five months raising $1 million in bitcoin cash for 12 different campaigns. In a recent read.cash blog post, the team behind Flipstarter’s development said the application demonstrates how “stakeholder funding of … read more.
Iran Shuts Down 1,100 Illegal Bitcoin Miners; Whistleblowers Rewarded $2,400
Iran’s Power Generation, Distribution, and Transmission Company (Tavanir) has reportedly shut down 1,100 illegal bitcoin mining farms in the country, local media reported. Whistle-blowers tipped off authorities on unauthorized miners following a July announcement of rewards including 100 million rials … read more.
Re-Mining Simulation Shows Satoshi Used a Single High-End PC to Mine 1.1M Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency advocates have been recently discussing the mysterious Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto as RSK’s chief scientist, Sergio Demian Lerner, published a paper called “The Patoshi Mining Machine.” Essentially, Lerner simulated Satoshi’s mining experience. The findings estimate that Bitcoin’s creator used … read more.
Darknet Giant Empire Market Offline for 36 Hours, Blame Cast at Massive DDoS Attack
According to a number of sources, one of the largest darknet markets in the world, Empire Market has been offline for well over 36 hours. The researcher and analyst Dark.fail has been tweeting about the subject, as the market hasn’t … read more.
New Demand for Cryptocurrencies: Trading on Bitcoin Cash KYC-Free Exchange With Blind Escrow
Governments are injecting record levels of new money into economies to contain the impact of shutdowns. Restrictions imposed on people in countries all over the world have forced many to look for alternative but safe ways of transacting. This is … read more.
Brazilian Crypto Companies to Self-Regulate: Target a $100 Billion Market by Year-End
Brazilian crypto companies have signed a code of self-regulation that aims to legitimize and to boost adoption of crypto assets in the country. The document was signed under the auspices of Abcripto, the country’s association of cryptocurrency companies. According to … read more.
IMF Publishes Cryptocurrency Explainer, Saying It ‘Could Be the Next Step in the Evolution of Money’
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a video explaining what cryptocurrency is. Besides suggesting that cryptocurrency could “completely change the way we sell, buy, save, invest, and pay our bills,” the video states that it “could be the next … read more.
Bitmex Restricts Ontario Residents as Mandated by Canadian Regulator
Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange Bitmex will be restricting access to users from Ontario, Canada, starting the beginning of next month. The company says the restrictions are mandated by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). Bitmex Stops Servicing Users in Ontario Bitmex, a … read more.
Corporate Crypto Reserve Status: Software Firm Snappa Swaps 40% Cash Reserves for Bitcoin
On Monday, Canadian graphics software company, Snappa, revealed that it was holding bitcoin as a reserve asset. Snappa follows the firms Microstrategy and the Canadian restaurant chain Tahini’s by deciding to convert cash reserves into the scarce crypto asset. The … read more.
The Bitcoin Network Now Consumes 7 Nuclear Plants Worth of Power
The SHA256 hashrate that secures the Bitcoin network has grown massively during the last few years, as Bitcoin’s processing power has touched all-time highs in 2020. Moreover, the gigawatts of electrical consumption powering industrial bitcoin mining today consumes as much … read more.
Venezuela Blocks Opposition From Disbursing $18 Million To Health Workers via Bitcoin Exchange Airtm
Venezuela has blocked the main opposition from distributing $18 million worth of cash previously seized by the U.S. from the Nicolas Maduro government. The money is being dished out via peer-to-peer (P2P) crypto exchange Airtm to 62,000 healthcare workers starting … read more.
P2P Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Africa Pivot: Nigeria and Kenya the Target Markets
Leading cryptocurrency exchanges are bullish about Africa’s growth prospects as evidenced by their ongoing forays into the continent. During the month of August, Kucoin crypto exchange announced the addition of Nigeria’s naira currency as a payment option on its peer-to-peer … read more.