The Ternoa Blockchain (CAPS) Unveils SecretNFT, Its NFT Platform

Crypto Fraud Reports in South Korea Surged Over 41% in 2020, Says Financial Watchdog

Nigeria Money Printing Controvesy: CBN Governor’s Remarks Attacked, Government Denies It Financed Deficit via Money Printing

2 Cents per Kilowatt Hour: Bitfarms to Launch a 210 MW Bitcoin Mining Operation in Argentina

The Canadian publicly traded bitcoin mining company Bitfarms has announced a deal that will see the company developing a 210 megawatt (MW) mining farm in Argentina. Bitfarms says that the company was able to secure a low electricity rate at $0.02 per kWh during the contractual period. Argentine-Based Bitcoin Mining Facility Aims to Acquire 210 […]

Former Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks to Lead Binance’s US Trading Platform

A former top regulator and acting head of the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks has been appointed the CEO of crypto exchange Binance.us. Brooks will lead the exchange on May 1st and replace the company’s current lead, Catherine Coley. Binance has hired an individual with ties to Washington, as the company’s American trading […]

B2Broker Continues to Work Hard to Deliver a Full Suite of Technology and Liquidity Solutions

press release PRESS RELEASE. B2Broker is a technology and liquidity provider serving clients in the crypto and foreign exchange (FX) industry with over 165 employees worldwide. Since setting out in 2014, the company has secured some of the most well-known global clients in the financial services industry, resulting in over 350 institutional customers to date. […]

Communist Party of Cuba Suggests Including Cryptocurrencies as an Alternative to Deal With Economic Crisis

When a country faces a severe economic crisis or living in a long-lasting political turmoil, cryptocurrencies are often discussed as an alternative to deal with the tough times. Although cryptos are not an unfamiliar issue in Cuba, the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) has been recently showing interest in digital assets to face the economic […]

Shapeshift Reveals Platform Supports Unwrapped Swaps via Thorchain With No KYC

Just recently, Shapeshift founder and CEO Erik Voorhees published a blog post about a new project called Thorchain, a protocol that allows for decentralized exchanges without wrapping or bridging technology commonly used today. Thorchain launched on April 13, 2021, and the Shapeshift founder recently revealed his company is first to leverage the multi-chain protocol in […]

Biden Administration Developing Cryptocurrency Regulation — Treasury to Provide Direction to SEC

The Biden administration is reportedly developing a regulatory framework for the cryptocurrency markets. The new chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, is waiting for direction from the Treasury to establish cryptocurrency regulation. New Crypto Regulation Being Developed by Biden Administration Fox Business’ Charlie Gasparino reported Monday that the Biden administration […]

Paypal’s Venmo Launches Crypto Trading for 70 Million Users to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies

Venmo has announced the rollout of its “crypto on Venmo†service, allowing over 70 million users to buy, sell, and hold four types of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, using the popular Venmo app. Venmo’s new crypto service further shows Paypal’s commitment to the crypto space, the company detailed. Venmo Launches Crypto Service Venmo, a service by […]

Digital Money 2025: What You Could Spend, Where You Could Invest, and How You Could Borrow?

sponsored Cryptocurrencies have been on an incredible trajectory over the past 12 months, with the total market capitalization growing from $198 billion in April 2020 to more than $2 trillion today. This meteoric rise is coupled with increasing adoption from consumers driven by major announcements from household names, such as Square, Visa, and PayPal, which […]

South African Crypto Platform Revix Raises $4.1 Million

The South African cryptocurrency investment platform, Revix, has reportedly raised about $4.1 million from its latest capital raise round. According to the firm, part of the raised capital will be used “to launch Revix’s mobile application, a variety of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) investment opportunities.†Furthermore, Revix says it also plans to use part of […]

Ukrainian Parliament Passes Bill That Criminalizes People Who Don’t Reveal Crypto Holdings

The Ukrainian parliament is enforcing its tough stance against people who don’t disclose their cryptocurrency holdings on the tax fillings. The measure comes in the wake of a recent publication that showed alleged mistakes in declarations from public servants. Offenders Could Spend up to Two Years in Jail According to an official document released by […]

ODDZ Listing on AscendEX

press release PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX, formerly BitMax, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of the Oddz Protocol Token (ODDZ) under the pair USDT/ODDZ on Apr 19 at 1:00 p.m. UTC. Oddz Finance is the world’s first on-chain option trading platform built on the Binance […]

Oracle Service API3 Partners With the Open Banking Project, Plans to Connect 400 Banking APIs to Blockchain

On Monday, the oracle provider API3 announced a ten-year partnership with the Open Bank Project in order to connect more than 400 banking APIs to blockchain smart contracts using API3’s Airnode. The collaboration between API3 and the Open Bank Project aims to bridge conventional banking with blockchains and Web 3.0 applications. API3 DAO Partners With […]

Morgan Stanley Says Central Bank Digital Currencies Not a Threat to Cryptocurrencies

Major investment bank Morgan Stanley believes that central bank digital currencies are not a threat to the existence of cryptocurrencies. The bank believes that both types of digital currencies can coexist because they serve different purposes and have different appeals. Cryptocurrencies and CBDCs Can Coexist Morgan Stanley’s analysts, including chief economist Chetan Ahya, discussed the […]

Federal Reserve Bank President Says Bitcoin Is Clearly a Store of Value

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president says bitcoin is clearly “a store of value.†Emphasizing the differences between cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, and central bank digital currencies, he said the latter “won’t necessarily be a store of value.†Fed Bank Chief Calls Bitcoin a Store of Value The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of […]

China Calls Bitcoin and Stablecoins ‘Investment Alternatives’ for the First Time Since Crypto Crackdown

After the well-known crypto crackdown launched by the Chinese government four years ago, it seems there is now a change in the tone from the country’s central bank. At least that’s what has been suggested recently by the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Central Bank Clarifies Its Regulatory Framework on Cryptos […]

Smartlands Platform Launch: Tokenizing the Real Economy in Europe With a First-Mover Advantage

sponsored In April, Smartlands will launch an alternative investment platform for buying and selling tokenized shares of real-world assets. The platform, built on the Stellar open-source network, will first focus on issuing security tokens that represent a suite of high-yield real estate listings based in Ukraine. Smartlands’ New Platform Is Revolutionizing the Real Economy in […]

PINT to Tokenize Exposure to the Top Polkadot Initiatives

As the launch date for parachains nears, a new initiative is constructing a decentralized finance (defi) index token that tracks Polkadot projects aimed at helping investors diversify their holdings through a single instrument. Six Projects Provide Soft Commitments to Join Polkadot Index Network Token The growing interest in Polkadot and its novel parachains has seen […]

Bank of England and HM Treasury Launch a Central Bank Digital Currency Taskforce

Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Bank of England have revealed the establishment of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) taskforce. According to the announcement, the group’s purpose aims to explore a potential UK CBDC. UK Entities Invoke a CBDC Taskforce to Explore a Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have been popping […]

Whales Move Over $4 Billion in BTC During Sunday’s Market Carnage, 150 Bitcoin from 2010 Spent

After bitcoin and a myriad of other crypto-assets tumbled in value on Sunday a number of significant whale movements took place. During the morning trading sessions on Sunday (EST), an old school miner transferred three decade-old coinbase rewards with 150 bitcoin worth more than $8.5 million. Later on in the evening, just before the transition […]

Crypto Exchange Luno Says South Africa’s Crypto Trading Dominated by Young People

Luno, one of Africa’s pioneering crypto exchanges, has revealed that South Africa’s cryptocurrency trading is largely dominated by young people with those under the age of 29 accounting for 40% of transactions. The exchange, which claims to have added nearly a million new South African customers in 2020, also reveals that “around 65% of Luno’s […]

PARSIQ: Calling Data to Action Using Blockchain Technology

sponsored Over the past 13 years, the world has seen innovation at its finest. The creation of Bitcoin, the development of cryptocurrencies, the launch of blockchain projects, Decentralized Applications (Dapps), and far more. To gauge the financial evolution of blockchain one need only consider the price of Bitcoin in 2013 and compare it to today. […]

Société Générale Launches Blockchain-Based Structured Product

French financial services giant Société Générale has issued security tokens on Tezos’ public blockchain as part of its ongoing experimentation with cutting-edge fintech applications. Latest Move Reflects Bank’s Efforts to Fold Cryptocurrency Operations Into Its Ecosystem In its latest milestone in the blockchain arena, French multinational bank Société Générale has issued its very first structured […]

Coalition of US Senators Press President Biden for a Fourth Round of Stimulus Checks

While Americans are still getting their third stimulus payments, discussions of tacking on a fourth round of direct payments to Joe Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure proposal have started trending. Just recently, a coalition led by Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden and over a dozen Democratic leaders wrote a letter to President Biden asking to get “much-needed […]

OIN Staking On AscendEX

press release PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX, formerly BitMax, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the launch of its staking service for OIN token (OIN) on Apr 16 at 1:00 p.m. UTC. AscendEX’s innovative staking product allows users to participate in staking and earn rewards directly on the […]

US SEC Expected to Impose ‘Fair Amount’ of Regulation on Cryptocurrencies, Says Former Chairman

Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt says that he expects a “fair amount†of crypto regulation coming from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) following the confirmation of the new chairman. Former SEC Chair Expects ‘Fair Amount’ of New Crypto Regulation Harvey Pitt talked about the future of cryptocurrency regulation under the new chairman, Gary […]

Bank of America Survey: 74% of Fund Managers See Bitcoin as a Bubble

The most recent Bank of America Fund Manager Survey shows that about three out of four professional investors think that bitcoin is a bubble. The fund managers also rated bitcoin second on the list of the most crowded trades. Recently, investment bank JPMorgan also warned that cryptocurrency as a sector is in a bubble. Bank […]

US Lawmaker Warns Treasury Secretary and Fed Chair Not to Ignore Bitcoin or America Will Fall Behind

Congressman Kevin McCarthy has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell not to ignore bitcoin like they have been trying to do. He believes it is the future, emphasizing, “I do not want America to fall behind†other countries. Government and the Fed Should Not Ignore Bitcoin GOP leader Kevin McCarthy […]

200-Year-Old American Wine Shop Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies 

Nearly every day now a new company is announcing the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in some form or another. Now one of the world’s largest fine wine auction houses and America’s oldest wine shop Acker has revealed digital currency acceptance to pay for auction payments and retail wine purchases. Wine Shop Acker Jumps Into the Crypto […]

MIT Crypto Professor Gary Gensler Confirmed as New SEC Chairman

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now has a new chairman, Gary Gensler. President Joe Biden’s pick, the MIT professor, whose classes included blockchain technology, digital currencies, and financial technology, has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the SEC. SEC Has a New Chairman President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Securities […]

Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams Slow Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Some in the crypto world believe Nigeria is one of the few countries better placed to see a greater acceptance of digital currencies. However, despite this optimism, the Nigerian crypto industry continues to be plagued […]

South Korean City Threatens to Seize Cryptos From Tax Evaders

Crypto tax evasion is becoming a hot potato for the authorities in some Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea. A South Korean city is now actively fighting against tax evaders who are suspiciously reporting meager earnings in their filings. 511 Individuals in the Authorities’ Eyes According to Gugkje News, the authorities of Gyeongju, […]

Hedge Fund Investment Firm Brevan Howard to Start Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Brevan Howard, one of Europe’s largest hedge funds with $13.7 billion in assets under management, is reportedly set to start buying cryptocurrencies. The investment firm previously bought a 25% stake in One River Asset Management, which runs a number of cryptocurrency funds. Major Hedge Fund to Start Investing in Cryptocurrencies Investment management firm Brevan Howard […]

OFAC Escalates Russian Sanctions Listing Bitcoin Addresses, US Treasury Crypto Crackdown Rumors Spread

Rumors concerning the U.S. Treasury cracking down on several financial institutions over money laundering has been spreading like wildfire on social media and forums. There’s been no formal announcement from the U.S. entity and at this stage, the news is widely considered FUD. However, some are assuming the hearsay stems from the recent Russian sanctions […]

P2P Bitcoin Traders in Nigeria Think Outside the Box in the Wake of CBN Restrictions

After the Central Bank of Nigeria issued a directive targeting the country’s cryptocurrency industry, bitcoin and altcoin trade volumes on centralized exchanges immediately plunged. Nevertheless, the new regulations seem to have succeeded in boosting crypto trade volumes on informal markets or on peer-to-peer trading platforms. Nigerian Crypto Traders Get Creative Still, the increasing trades on […]

JulSwap Listing on AscendEX

press release PRESS RELEASE. AscendEX, formerly BitMax, an industry-leading digital asset trading platform built by Wall Street quant trading veterans, has announced the listing of the Julswap Token (JULD) under the pair USDT/JULD on Apr 16 at 1:00 p.m. UTC. JulSwap is a community-centric decentralized exchange that helps crypto projects raise liquidity by conducting IDOs, […]

Bitcoin Hashrate Drops Over 45%, Xinjiang Grid Blackouts Blamed, BTC Price Slides 10%

Since April 15, the Bitcoin network hashrate has dropped more than 49% after touching an all-time high at 218 exahash per second. Regional reports noted that in China the Xinjiang grid is having blackouts and “safety inspections.†Reports Claim Blackouts in Xinjiang, China Have Pushed Bitcoin’s Hashrate Down 49% At the time of writing, the […]

Leading Bitcoin Payments Processor Bitpay Joins Crypto Patent Alliance COPA

The world’s largest provider of cryptocurrency payment services, Bitpay has announced the company is joining the Square-founded crypto patent effort the Crypto Open Patent Alliance (COPA). Bitpay has been working with blockchain products since 2011 and the firm will share open-source projects and use a shared patent library with the crypto patent organization. Bitpay Joins […]

Player Bags Big Win on ‘Elvis Frog in Vegas’ Slot at Bitcoin.com Games, Encashes $110,000 in BTC

Bitcoin.com Games brings $110,000 worth of smiles and happiness to this player! Massive Win on ‘Elvis Frog in Vegas’ Earlier in March, a fortunate player cashed out $160,000 in two epic winning rounds on The Dog House Megaways slot at Bitcoin.com Games. Now, another lucky player has bagged over $110,000 from a small bet of […]

Court Summons Mirror Trading International Executives Over BTC Global Scam Allegations

Two executives of Mirror Trading International (MTI) have been summoned by a high court in connection with another cryptocurrency investment scam called BTC Global. The court summons followed a civil lawsuit filed by 18 plaintiffs demanding compensation from them. Two MTI Executives Linked to BTC Global Scam A High Court summons was issued to Clynton […]

Silicon Valley ‘Super Angel’ Investor Ron Conway Says Crypto Economy Is the Next Multitrillion Dollar Opportunity

Famed Silicon Valley “super angel†investor Ron Conway sees the crypto economy as the next multitrillion-dollar opportunity in innovation. The Silicon Valley legend likens Coinbase to Google after the company’s IPO via a direct listing on Nasdaq. Crypto Is the Next Multitrillion Dollar Opportunity in Innovation Legendary investor Ron Conway, who is often described as […]

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Advocates Getting Rich by Investing in Real Estate, Not Cryptocurrencies

Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran, the entrepreneur who turned a $1,000 loan into a billion-dollar real estate empire, says she will get rich by investing in real estate, not cryptocurrencies. The American investor takes every extra dime she has and puts it in real estate, emphasizing that she will get rich nice and slow this […]

Canada Approves Three Ethereum ETFs, Ether Funds Set to Launch on TSX Next Week

Canada has been approving crypto exchange-traded funds (ETF) more quickly than the United States and after three successful bitcoin ETFs, the country has approved three ethereum-based ETFs. The three ether ETFs in Canada will debut on Toronto’s stock exchange (TSX) on April 20, 2021. Three Ethereum ETFs Set to Launch in Canada Next Week Back […]

Blockcap Mined $33M in BTC in First Quarter, Q1 Bitcoin Revenue Outshines US Competitors

The Texas-based Blockcap Incorporated revealed the blockchain and mining firm has mined approximately 544 bitcoins during the first quarter of 2021. Blockcap says the $33 million worth of bitcoin stems from the firm’s fleet of 12,176 mining rigs. Blockcap Rakes in 544 Bitcoins During the last three months, bitcoin (BTC) markets have seen phenomenal gains […]

Kenyan Fintech Startup to Use Stablecoins to Transfer Universal Basic Income Payments to African Refugees

Kotani Pay, a Kenya based digital currency on and off-ramp service provider, has entered into an agreement wherein it will enable the transfer of universal basic income (UBI) payments to African refugees. Working in conjunction with the Refugee Integration Organisation (RIO) and Impact Market, the fintech start-up, which uses the Celo blockchain, will use its […]

Bank of Brazil Becomes the First State-Backed Bank to Allow Customers Exposure to a Crypto ETF

Brazil’s first crypto ETF debut is postponed, but not because plans have failed whatsoever. The Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil) is now joining the bandwagon of ETF issuances, following the same steps as Bank Itaú and BTG Pactual did. New Launch Date Set for April 26 According to a letter sent by Hashdex to […]

‘Ossification Is Stupid:’ Bitcoin Development Controversy Strikes ‘Speedy Trial’ Taproot Activation

The well known software developer Luke Dashjr is in the midst of controversy over how to upgrade the Bitcoin network in order to add the Taproot protocol. Bitcoin Core developers want to upgrade with “Speedy trial,†which will allow miners to push the feature through. However, Luke Dashjr wants to upgrade in a different manner, […]

Nigeria’s SEC in Talks With Central Bank of Nigeria Over Crypto Regulation— 2020 Crypto Guidelines Still Suspended

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that talks with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regarding the regulation of cryptocurrencies are ongoing. The securities regulator also reiterated that due to a CBN directive that was issued on February 7, 2021, the crypto guidelines it issued in September 2020 remain suspended. Crypto Guidelines Set […]

Miami-Dade Officials Hope to Launch a Crypto Task Force, Residents Could Pay Taxes in Bitcoin Soon

Back in mid-February, Bitcoin.com News reported on Miami’s Mayor Francis Suarez supporting the idea of the city holding bitcoin in the treasury and allowing tax payments in bitcoin as well. On April 15, 2021, reports show that the city may introduce the tax payments concept soon, as the District 8 county commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins […]

Wallstreetbets Reinstates Ban on Cryptocurrency Discussions, Citing Bloomberg Coverage

The moderators of the famous Reddit forum Wallstreetbets, known for putting Gamestop (GME) stock prices on the map as a worldwide trending topic, lifted a ban on all discussions related to bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin. However, the decision has been reversed after a recently published Bloomberg article. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin Were Allowed to Discuss for […]

SafeEarth Donates $100,000 to TheOceanCleanUp Kicking Off Blockchain Eco Project

press release PRESS RELEASE. Blockchain eco project SafeEarth has donated over $100,000 to TheOceanCleanUp charity with more donations planned for other global charities. 16th April, 2021, London, UK — SafeEarth, a blockchain eco project, has donated over $100,000 to community selected charity TheOceanCleanUp. The donated funds will help towards the removal of plastic waste from […]

Edward Snowden Plans to Auction an NFT, Proceeds Will Go to Freedom of the Press Foundation

The whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor Edward Snowden has revealed he is stepping into the world of non-fungible token (NFT) assets. Moreover, 100% of the NFT sale proceeds will be donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. American Whistleblower Edward Snowden Mints an NFT <a href="/tag/edward-snowden“>Edward Snowden is a […]

Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer […]

SEC Commissioner: Banning Bitcoin Is Like Shutting Down Internet — Government Would Be ‘Foolish’ to Try

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce compares banning bitcoin to shutting down the internet, stating that governments would be foolish to try. She also offers some insights into whether the SEC will approve a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) this year. Governments Would Be Foolish to Try to Ban Bitcoin U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester […]

‘Weird Coins Like DOGE and XRP Spike’- Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ 

Bitcoin bull and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has warned about cryptocurrency market volatility in a recent interview stemming from the Barron’s and Marketwatch’s “Investing in Crypto†virtual event series. In general and over the long term, Novogratz is bullish about bitcoin and companies like Coinbase remaining prosperous. Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ Shares […]

Dogecoin Markets Soar as Token Nears a Half Dollar, DOGE Price Climbs 18,299% in 12 Months

The popular meme-based crypto-asset dogecoin has seen phenomenal gains during the last few days. On August 16, 2021, the digital currency featuring the likeness of the Shiba Inu dog tapped an all-time high at $0.44 per token. However, the cost to send a transaction in dogecoin has jumped to that price as well on Friday. […]

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Vehicles for Speculation’

The Federal Reserve chairman believes that cryptocurrencies are “really vehicles for speculation†and “No one is using them for payments.†He then compared crypto to gold. His comments about cryptocurrency followed Coinbase’s direct listing on Nasdaq. Fed Chair Powell Thinks Crypto Is for Speculation Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell talked about cryptocurrency in an interview […]

Turkey Bans Cryptocurrency Use for Payments as Local Currency Plunges

The Central bank of the Republic of Turkey has issued a cryptocurrency regulation prohibiting the use of cryptocurrencies for payments of goods and services. From the end of this month, crypto assets cannot be used directly or indirectly as a means of payment in the country and no service can be provided for this purpose. […]

Crypto Markets Lose Hot Air, DOGE and BCH Skyrocket, 46% Chance ETH Hits $2,600 by May

Digital currency markets have seen some slight losses on Friday morning, as a great number of cryptocurrencies saw significant gains the day prior. Bitcoin dropped to a low of $60,042 during the early morning trading sessions shedding 3% during the last 24 hours. Crypto Markets Shed Some Value After Heating Up the Day Prior Bitcoin […]

Expert Believes Nuclear-Powered Crypto Mining Could Help Ukraine to Solve Energy Spending Problems

Bitcoin mining could be a proper asset to solve one of the significant issues in the Ukrainian energy sector: spending. A financial expert praised the recent push given by Ukraine’s government to nuclear-powered crypto mining across the nation. Crypto Mining Can ‘Smooth out’ Fluctuations in Consumption, Says Expert During an interview with Inshe, Alexei Mushak, […]

Co-Founder of South Africa’s Crypto Index Fund Reveals the Plan to Launch Country’s First Bitcoin ETF

Earle Loxton, the cofounder of EC10 (formerly DCX Capital) the institution behind the South African crypto index fund, says plans are afoot to launch the country’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF). The ETF is expected to offer South African institutional investors an indirect way of getting exposure to bitcoin. According to Loxton, an application for this […]

NFT Roundup: Tom Brady’s Autograph Initiative, Topps Digital Baseball Cards, Annoying Orange’s 4K NFT Clip

The past week has been busier than usual for the NFT ecosystem. Rap stars Jeezy and Riff Raff entered the NFT realm, Hoard introduced its lending platform for NFT-collateralized crypto loans, The Topps Company is dropping its Series 1 Baseball collectibles, super-quarterback Tom Brady is launching his own NFT initiative, Terra Virtua is releasing a […]

‘Weird Coins Like DOGE and XRP Spike’- Galaxy Digital’s Mike Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ 

Bitcoin bull and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has warned about cryptocurrency market volatility in a recent interview stemming from the Barron’s and Marketwatch’s “Investing in Crypto†virtual event series. In general and over the long term, Novogratz is bullish about bitcoin and companies like Coinbase remaining prosperous. Novogratz Warns of a Crypto Market ‘Washout’ Shares […]

World’s Largest Asset Manager Blackrock: Cryptocurrency Could Become a ‘Great Asset Class’

The CEO of Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, says that he is fascinated by cryptocurrency, believing that it could become a “great asset class.†However, he said that Blackrock has not received many inquiries from its institutional clients about having bitcoin in their portfolios. Blackrock’s CEO ‘Fascinated’ About Crypto Following Coinbase’s IPO via a […]

South Korean City Threatens to Seize Cryptos From Tax Evaders

Crypto tax evasion is becoming a hot potato for the authorities in some Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea. A South Korean city is now actively fighting against tax evaders who are suspiciously reporting meager earnings in their filings. 511 Individuals in the Authorities’ Eyes According to Gugkje News, the authorities of Gyeongju, […]

Coinbase IPO Today: Reference Price Set at $250, Investors See Nasdaq Listing as ‘Watershed’ for Crypto

Coinbase’s IPO via a direct listing on Nasdaq is today. Nasdaq has set a reference price of $250 for the stock which will trade under the ticker symbol COIN. Investors are describing Coinbase’s public debut as a “watershed†moment for the crypto industry. Coinbase’s Reference Price Set at $250 by Nasdaq Investors are eagerly waiting […]

DOGE Taps a Lifetime Price High, Mark Cuban Says Dallas Mavs Shop Won’t Sell Its Dogecoin

This week a number of digital assets saw significant gains, but the meme-themed digital asset dogecoin has seen a significant rise during the last 48 hours. Dogecoin tapped a high of $0.143 per unit on Wednesday and has spiked more than 104% during the last week. Meanwhile, the billionaire investor and television personality, Mark Cuban, […]

Over $750 Million in Bitcoin from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Moved Today

On Wednesday, after bitcoin prices touched a new all-time high, thousands of bitcoins from the August 2, 2016, Bitfinex hack were transferred to unknown wallets. The exact count of BTC moved from the hack is not entirely clear, but one blockchain parser shows that over 12,208 BTC from the 2016 Bitfinex breach worth $754 million […]

US President Biden Pushes for More Stimulus, One Million ‘Plus-up’ Payments Go out This Week

U.S. politicians are talking about stimulus again in order to bolster American jobs and President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. At the end of last week, White House press secretary Jen Psaki explained that Biden would meet with bipartisan members of Congress on Monday in order to push his proposal. According to reports, Biden’s proposed plan […]

Edward Snowden Plans to Auction an NFT, Proceeds Will Go to Freedom of the Press Foundation

The whistleblower and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and subcontractor Edward Snowden has revealed he is stepping into the world of non-fungible token (NFT) assets. Moreover, 100% of the NFT sale proceeds will be donated to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. American Whistleblower Edward Snowden Mints an NFT <a href="/tag/edward-snowden“>Edward Snowden is a […]

Maximizing TPS: Smartbch Developer Explains Project’s Potential, Metamask Capabilities Seen in the Wild

During the first week of April, Bitcoin.com News reported on the sidechain project Smart Bitcoin Cash Project (Smartbch), as the community has been very excited about this new venture. Smartbch aims to connect Ethereum’s EVM and Web3 APIs to a smart sidechain built using the Bitcoin Cash network. On April 7, 2021, Smartbch’s lead developer […]

Insurance Giant AXA Allows Swiss Clients to Pay for Services With Bitcoin

The French multinational insurance firm AXA is now allowing clients in Switzerland to pay for services in bitcoin. The newly added support is part of the company’s “digital future†and stems from customer demand for crypto payments. AXA Supports Bitcoin Payments In Switzerland AXA has announced it is the first all-lines insurer in the country […]

MIT Crypto Professor Gary Gensler Confirmed as New SEC Chairman

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now has a new chairman, Gary Gensler. President Joe Biden’s pick, the MIT professor, whose classes included blockchain technology, digital currencies, and financial technology, has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the SEC. SEC Has a New Chairman President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Securities […]

Crypto-First Trading App SimpleFX to Introduce Staking

press release PRESS RELEASE. SimpleFX, one of the world’s leading trading apps with both crypto and fiat accounts is going to invite traders to try out their beta staking module. The trading app is already recognized as a great alternative to mainstream Robinhood or eToro platforms. They win new users by being Independent of Wall […]

200-Year-Old American Wine Shop Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies 

Nearly every day now a new company is announcing the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in some form or another. Now one of the world’s largest fine wine auction houses and America’s oldest wine shop Acker has revealed digital currency acceptance to pay for auction payments and retail wine purchases. Wine Shop Acker Jumps Into the Crypto […]

Nigerian Blockchain Educator Says Uncertain Regulations and Scams Slow Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria is widely regarded as one the biggest crypto markets in the world. Some in the crypto world believe Nigeria is one of the few countries better placed to see a greater acceptance of digital currencies. However, despite this optimism, the Nigerian crypto industry continues to be plagued […]

EQUOS: Industry Heavyweights Join Forces to Debate the Future of Digital Money

press release PRESS RELEASE. April 15, 2021, Singapore: EQUOS, the institutional cryptocurrency exchange owned by Diginex (Nasdaq: EQOS), will host an exclusive webinar between Roger Ver, the famous Founder of Bitcoin.com, and Richard Byworth, CEO of Diginex, the first Nasdaq-listed company with a cryptocurrency exchange. They will debate the ‘Future of Digital Money’ and examine […]