US Regulator Accuses Lbry Project of Selling Unregistered Securities, CEO Denies Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against the blockchain-based file-sharing and payment network called Lbry last week, as the U.S. regulator has accused the company Lbry Inc. of selling unregistered securities. However, the CEO of Lbry denies the project’s native tokens are securities and says the SEC’s logic will put a […]

State Street Collaborates With Pure Digital to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

State Street, one of the largest asset management firms, is collaborating with crypto startup Pure Digital to set up a cryptocurrency trading platform. “Pure Digital will be a fully automated, high throughput OTC market for digital assets and cryptocurrencies with physical delivery and bank custody,†the company explains. State Street Providing Tech for Crypto Trading […]

Real Estate Billionaire Buys Bitcoin, Accepts BTC for Rent Payment at His Residential and Retail Properties

Billionaire real estate mogul Rick Caruso has revealed that his company has invested in bitcoin for its treasury and will begin accepting the cryptocurrency for rent payment at its properties. Among the tenants of one of his properties is Elon Musk’s Tesla. Caruso said, “We believe that cryptocurrency is here to stay.†Caruso Going the […]

NFTs Come to Live in Uquid Shop as NFTD

press release PRESS RELEASE. Uquid Shop, the largest digital asset eCommerce platform is ready to buy and sell digital art, Social & Digital Content, Copyright Products, and Digitals Products involving non-fungible tokens(NFT). Uquid non-fungible tokens are known as NFTD. Scheduled to take place in 2021, the Uquid NFTD project will be the first in the […]

Petition Calls on New SEC Chairman to Drop Ripple Lawsuit and ‘End War on XRP’

A petition has been started calling on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman-Designate Gary Gensler to end the lawsuit against Ripple Labs and its executives over XRP tokens. The petition also demands “a thorough investigation of the matters that led to the last-minute lawsuit against Ripple, filed on the last day in office by […]

Cryptojacking Activity Decreased for the First Time Since 2018, Says Intelligence Report

Cryptojacking activity seems to be losing momentum, specifically types that mine monero, as a recent report unveiled a slowdown in the illicit crypto-mining activities in the cloud. A threat intelligence firm compiled the results. Report Focused on Cryptojacking Incidents With Monero According to Unit 42 in their “Cloud Thread Report,†cryptojacking attacks have been decreasing […]

VC Backed Billion-Dollar Stablecoin Project Fei Protocol Falls Below the USD Peg

The new decentralized finance (defi) stablecoin project called Fei had some issues this week after the 1:1 USD pegged token dropped well below its targeted $1 value. The Fei project was supposed to be similar to Maker DAO’s algorithmic DAI stablecoin and it was backed by major venture capital firms. Fei Protocol Market Price Drops […]

The Ledger Solution Is Your Secure Gateway to All Crypto Services

sponsored Everyone already knows that a hardware wallet is critical to protect your digital assets, but did you know that Ledger offers much more than that? By combining the hardware wallet with the Ledger Live app you can buy, sell, lend, swap and stake multiple cryptocurrencies – all in one place. Access the Full Ledger […]

The Missing Link: How Chainlink’s Pallet Aims to Deliver Greater Informational Access

As demand for smart contracts climbs, Chainlink’s modular oracle for the Substrate framework aims to power developers and defi applications with trusted off-chain information and pricing data needed to attract projects to Polkadot and Kusama. Blistering Growth in Defi and Smart Contracts Beckon New Layer of Trust As the smart contract revolution continues to gain […]

JPMorgan Boss Says ‘Emerging Issues’ Like Cryptocurrencies ‘Need to Be Dealt With Quickly’

JPMorgan’s boss Jamie Dimon has a bone to pick with cryptocurrencies, shadow banking, and the financial technology (fintech) economy. In a letter to JPMorgan shareholders, Dimon explained that banks are “playing an increasingly smaller role in the financial system†and there’s a list of items like digital currencies he’s named that needs to be “dealt […]

Chinese Lottery Firm Rebrands, Purchases Bitcoin Mining Rig Manufacturer for $100 Million

Following the acquisition of the Chinese mining pool Btc.com, the China-based lottery company 500.com revealed the purchase of a bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bee Computing. The Shenzhen firm purchased the semiconductor and mining device manufacturer for roughly $100 million in a share exchange agreement. 500.com Changes Name to Bit Mining Limited and Acquires Bee Computing […]

Economist Says Bitcoin Isn’t Too Big to Fail — Warns BTC Can Only Establish Itself if Governments Allow It

Allianz’s chief economic advisor Mohamed El-Erian says that bitcoin is not too big to fail and that governments may intervene. While he believes that cryptocurrency will grow in popularity, the economist says “it takes away a lot from governments,†adding that this asset “can only establish itself if governments allow it to.†Economist Warns of […]

XELS Launches Eco-Conscious Blockchain Platform for Carbon Offset Credits

press release PRESS RELEASE. Blockchain-based carbon offset platform XELS provides global access to the decentralized carbon market and its ERC20 token will launch on Bittrex Global on April 8th, 2021. 7th April 2021, Date Tokyo, Japan — XELS is one of the leading startups tackling climate change by increasing participation and transparency in carbon markets, […]

South African Crypto Exchange Ceases Operations Less Than a Month After Suspending BTC Withdrawals

A South African cryptocurrency exchange, Ice3x, announced on April 6, that it will permanently stop operations, less than a month after suspending bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals. Ice3x, which one of the oldest crypto exchange in that country, says it came to this decision after lawyers advised the firm to start liquidation proceedings. ‘Extreme Pressure’ In […]

Cardano’s Cfund First Capital Goes to Israeli Fintech Startup Coti

This latest move to broaden cooperation between Cardano and Coti builds upon previous collaborations as the former seeks to upgrade its payment solution on top of the former’s expanding financial infrastructure. Strategic Investment Marks First Allocation for New Ecosystem Venture Fund One of the earliest proposed use cases for blockchain was the democratization of financial […]

XRP Surpassed the $1 Mark After Token Doubled Value in Just Seven Days

The value of Ripple’s XRP token soared to $1.09 on April 6, 2021, making it the first time the crypto has surged past the $1 mark in nearly three years. The token’s new 52 week high has coincided with an altcoin price rally which has seen the value of some tokens surging to new all-time […]

Coinbase’s Q1 Revenue Soars 9-Fold to $1.8 Billion Ahead of IPO on Nasdaq

Coinbase has announced its earnings estimates for the first quarter of 2021. The company says its estimated revenue for the period is nine times more than the amount generated in the same period last year. In addition, the crypto platform says it has 56 million verified users and a total trading volume of $335 billion. […]

Bitcoin.com Exchange Has Listed IQQ, the Token Behind the IQONIQ Fan Ecosystem

press release PRESS RELEASE. Bitcoin.com Exchange is thrilled to announce the listing of IQQ which occurred on the 31st of March 2021 at 10:00AM UTC. IQQ was created by IQONIQ FanEcosystem, as the utility token to reward entertainment and sports fans for their engagement. IQQ started trading with ETH, USDT and BTC pairs. What is […]

Ripple Wins Discovery: Judge Grants Access to SEC Internal Records on Bitcoin, Ether, XRP

Ripple Labs has reportedly won discovery from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The court has ordered the commission to produce internal records relating to discussions of whether XRP tokens are similar to bitcoin and ether, which are currently not classified as securities. Ripple Wins Discovery From SEC, Gaining Access to the Commission’s Internal […]

Hackers Target Github Server Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Github services is under investigation after a series of reports on attacks against one of its infrastructures by running unauthorized crypto mining apps. Cybercriminals allegedly exploited some security flaws that could have been exploited to mine cryptos illicitly. Attacks Exploit ‘Github Actions’ According to The Record, a Dutch security engineer, Justin Perdok, detected a cyberattacker […]

DEX Barter Smartplace Launch: A New Era of NFT Trade

sponsored At Barter Smartplace, collectors can use barter exchange as the best way to build a collection. Trade coins for paintings, sculptures for digital art, a 1960s car for a collection of several gold coins, and many more exchange options are now available through barter. What Is Barter Smartplace? Barter Smartplace is a decentralized exchange […]

North Korean Hackers Threatened Bithumb Exchange With a $16M Ransom Amid the 2017 Data Breach, Says Report

A new report commissioned by the U.S. secret services unveiled what happened behind the attack launched by North Korean hackers against a South Korean crypto exchange. The case is about a breach on June 29, 2017, which exposed data tied to over 30,000 customers stemming from Bithumb. Hackers Threatened to ‘Destroy’ Data and Cryptos Stolen […]

Bitcoin-Pegged Token Crafted by Binance Swells, BTCB Now Commands $2.3 Billion Market Cap

Over the last twelve months wrapped or synthetic bitcoin projects have swelled a great deal. The digital token called wrapped bitcoin, for example, has 141,503 WBTC in circulation today, but the token called the Bitcoin BEP 2 (BTCB) has gathered some steam. Currently, there are 39,719 BTCB out in the wild today as the bitcoin-pegged […]

NBA Team Sacramento Kings to Offer Players the Option of Getting Salary Paid in Bitcoin

The Sacramento Kings, an American professional basketball team, will offer everyone in its organization the option of getting their salary paid in bitcoin. This includes all players, according to the NBA team’s chairman, Vivek Ranadivé. The Sacramento Kings to Offer Salaries in Bitcoin The Sacramento Kings team chairman Vivek Ranadivé reportedly said on Clubhouse on […]

Nexo Sued for ‘Unlawful’ Liquidation of Clients’ Collateral XRP Amid SEC’s Ripple Lawsuit

Crypto lending firm Nexo is facing a class-action lawsuit filed by an XRP investor for “unlawfully†suspending the use of the cryptocurrency as collateral without giving notice to clients and subsequently liquidating the tokens. This happened following the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Ripple and its executives. Nexo Sued […]

What Is Student Coin and Why It Already Raised Over $28 Million

sponsored Student Coin is a platform that allows users to easily design, create, and manage personal, corporate, NFT, and DeFi tokens. The launchpad for the project already raised over $28 million and the sale is going to end on 30th of April, 2021. What Is Student Coin The Student Coin project is an example of […]

Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Advises What to Do With Bitcoin Investments

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey has given some advice on what to do with bitcoin investments. While acknowledging that the cryptocurrency has had a “fabulous†run, Ramsey still prefers putting his money in more “proven†investments. Dave Ramsey Still Not a Fan of Bitcoin Famous radio show host and best-selling author Dave Ramsey gave some […]

Paris Hilton ‘Very, Very Excited’ About Bitcoin — Confirms She Is a Long-Term Crypto Investor

Paris Hilton says she is “very, very excited†about bitcoin, stating that “It’s definitely the future.†Besides confirming that she is a long-term bitcoin investor, the Hilton heiress put laser eyes on her social media profile picture and talked about her upcoming non-fungible token (NFT) projects. Paris Hilton Says Bitcoin Is ‘Definitely the Future’ Hilton […]

Ron Paul Warns of Government Crackdown on Bitcoin — ‘The Government Is the Threat’

Former congressman Ron Paul has warned of a government crackdown on bitcoin and safe-haven assets may not be safe from government intervention. “The government is the threat,†he said, noting that “they will crack down because they have the ability to do it.†Ron Paul Warns of Government Threat to Bitcoin Former presidential candidate Ron […]

Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban Says Ethereum ‘Is Closest Crypto We Have to a True Currency’

The billionaire investor and television personality, Mark Cuban recently did an interview on the recent episode of a podcast and discussed crypto assets at length. Cuban says his cryptocurrency portfolio is 60% bitcoin, 30% ethereum, and the rest is dedicated to smaller cap cryptos. Mark Cuban Shares His Crypto Portfolio Allocations Mark Cuban is a […]

Lifestyle and Entertainment Company Playboy Plans to Launch NFTs With Nifty Gateway

Playboy the American men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine created by Hugh Hefner is joining the non-fungible token (NFT) craze. While the company used to mint Playboy collectible keys for fans to gain access to the mansion, Playboy now plans to offer collectibles in the cryptographic form. Playboy’s Chief Brand Officer: NFTs Present ‘an Enormous Business […]

Oracle Token Chainlink Replaces XRP in Grayscale’s Strategic Large Cap Fund

The digital currency manager Grayscale Investments announced that the firm has updated its Digital Large Cap Fund (GDLC) in order to add the crypto asset chainlink to the fund. Chainlink is the popular blockchain oracle network and the token will replace XRP after Grayscale removed the digital currency from the GDLC. Chainlink Added to Grayscale’s […]

Polkadot’s Potential Gathers Momentum as Tether Joins the Ecosystem

The largest stablecoin by market capitalization will be the first to enter the ecosystem as the Kusama canary network adds support for tether before the eventual deployments to parachains. Tether Inclusion Complements Polkadot’s Efforts to Attract More Defi Applications With cryptocurrency once again on the ascent and the aggregated market capitalization nearing $2 trillion, tether […]

South Korea’s Kimchi Premium Returns: BTC and ETH Prices Jump 18% Higher Than the Global Average

While a great number of spot exchanges have seen consistent prices in a few select areas in the world, bitcoin is selling for a premium. That’s the case in South Korea right now as there’s a price gap, otherwise known as the ‘kimchi premium’ on domestic South Korean exchanges in comparison to foreign exchanges. Bitcoin, […]

Cryptowisser: 30 NFT Marketplaces Dominate the Market, but More Will Come as NFTs Continue to Boom

press release PRESS RELEASE. Leading Crypto comparison site, Cryptowisser have just announced their NFT marketplace list. The list details the current marketplaces that NFT Artists, collectors and traders can list, sell and buy non-fungible tokens on. With the recent hype and surge in the NFT space, different NFT niches are emerging and with those niches […]

Blockchain and Crypto Startups Raise $2.6 Billion in Q1 of 2021— Figure Surpasses 2020 Total by $300 Million

According to data analysis firm, CB Insights, about $2.6 billion was raised by some 129 blockchain-focused start-ups during the first quarter of 2021. This figure easily surpasses the $2.3 billion raised from a total of 341 deals that were seen in the whole of 2020. Large Capital Raising Rounds Dominate As noted by one report, […]

PotCoin Migrates to Nexus

press release PRESS RELEASE. PotCoin (â±£) is migrating over from their legacy blockchain to Nexus (NXS). PotCoin has made Nexus their platform of choice, with the confidence that together they will best serve the growing cannabis industry. The recreational and medical cannabis market in North America already accounts for roughly $17.7 billion in 2021 and […]

British Authorities Take Down Dark Web Ecstasy Gang, Seize $5.8M in Drugs

The string of dark web gangs being cracked down by law enforcement is still alive across the world. Recently, the British authorities dismantled an unnamed dark web band known for selling ecstasy and gathering millions of dollars worth of crypto. Gang Sold Ecstasy, Amphetamine, and Diazepam in Several Darknet Forums According to The Independent, the […]

BTC Futures Open Interest Hits $23B, Binance Captures Lion’s Share, Signals Say 43% Chance of $64K Bitcoin by Month’s End

Bitcoin futures open interest on Monday has crossed $23 billion according to data recorded on April 5. The crypto asset exchange Binance has taken the lead as far as open interest in bitcoin futures is concerned with a massive $10.5 billion in open interest. Binance Captures the Bitcoin Futures Lead Not too long ago, Bitcoin.com’s […]

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Will Only Buy ‘Clean’ Bitcoins — Says Institutions Will Not Buy ‘Blood Coins’ From China

Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, says he will only buy “clean†bitcoins that are mined sustainably in countries that use clean energy. He says institutional investors are concerned about where bitcoins are mined and will not buy “blood coins†from China. Clean Bitcoins vs. ‘Blood Coins’ Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary talked about an emerging […]

JP Morgan: Bitcoin’s Decreasing Volatility Makes It More Appealing to Institutions, Revises BTC Price Prediction to $130K

JP Morgan says that bitcoin’s volatility has decreased in recent weeks, making the cryptocurrency more appealing to institutional investors. The investment bank has also revised its bitcoin price target to $130,000. Increased Institutional Adoption, New Price Prediction for Bitcoin JPMorgan said last week that bitcoin’s price volatility has been declining in recent weeks, noting that […]

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Joins BTCS as New Independent Director

press release PRESS RELEASE. Silver Spring, MD – (Globe Newswire – April 5, 2021) – BTCS Inc. (OTCQB: BTCS) (“BTCS†or the “Companyâ€), a digital asset and blockchain technology focused company, today announced the appointment of Litecoin creator Charlie Lee to its Board of Directors as its newest independent member. “We are honored to welcome […]

Argentinean Central Bank Asks Local Banks for Information on Customers Who Deal With Cryptocurrencies

As cryptocurrencies keep gaining adoption in Argentina, there are discussions on how the national regulatory bodies should regulate the industry. The Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA) seems to have taken a step forward in making the picture clearer. Banks Should Provide Data Such as National Identification Numbers and Home Addresses According to Infobae, the BCRA […]

Crypto Economy Nears $2 Trillion, XRP Gains 37%, BTC Dominance Drops to 56%

Digital currency markets have seen some significant gains on Monday as the entire market capitalization of all 8,500+ cryptocurrencies in existence has jumped a few percentages. Bitcoin’s price has spiked a touch over 1.5%, but a number of other coins have seen much larger gains during Monday’s trading sessions. Market aggregators show the crypto economy’s […]

The Multi-Billion Dollar Cache: Microstrategy Purchases $15M Worth of Bitcoin, Firm’s Stash Jumps to 91,579 BTC

The publicly listed firm Microstrategy purchased more bitcoin according to a tweet from the company’s chief executive officer Michael Saylor and a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing. The firm spent $15 million in cash and now holds 91,579 bitcoin in the company’s reserves. Business Intelligence Firm Microstrategy Continues to Stack Bitcoin Month after […]

Grayscale Reveals Intentions to Convert the Firm’s Bitcoin Trust Into an ETF

On Monday, the digital currency asset manager Grayscale Investments announced intentions to file for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) when permissible. The subsidiary of Digital Currency Group (DCG) says in regard to its crypto trust products that it always been the company’s intention “to convert these products into an ETF.†Transforming Grayscale’s $34 Billion Bitcoin […]

Starbucks Customers Can Now Pay With Bitcoin via Bakkt’s Digital Wallet App

Starbucks customers can now pay for items with bitcoin by leveraging the Bakkt digital wallet application. Bakkt’s CEO, Gavin Michael explained that 500,000 users participated in testing before the launch, as the company says it looks forward to expanding crypto assets to everyone. You Can Now Pay for Goods at Starbucks With Bitcoin You can […]

ClinTex to Give Away 1 Million USD in CTi Tokens With Unique Staking Program

press release PRESS RELEASE. Pioneering clinical trials platform ClinTex is giving away $1 million USD worth CTi tokens through a unique staking program, which is running from April 1st to September 30th, 2021. London, United Kingdom – Following a successful launch in 2020 ClinTex has been developing CTi-OEM, a blockchain app focused on using data […]

Oracle Projects Surge in Value: Weekly Stats Show LINK, Band, DIA, API3 Captured 2-Digit Gains

Following the boom of non-fungible tokens (NFT) tied to NFT marketplaces and tools, oracle-based tokens are now seeing their valuations rise. During the last seven days, a number of oracle tokens have seen steep gains between 7% to even 45%. Oracles Token Projects See Seven Day Gains Jump Not too long ago, tokens associated with […]

2% Inflation Is a Myth- 2021 Statistics Show Prices of Goods and Services Have Surged

Members of the U.S. Federal Reserve and fellow bureaucrats have said that they are not worried about inflation levels and some officials have even encouraged a general increase in prices for goods and services. Despite the alleged statistics that say U.S. inflation is only 2% to 2.24%, reports show that Fed’s liquidity expansion has accelerated […]

Ron Paul Warns of Government Crackdown on Bitcoin — ‘The Government Is the Threat’

Former congressman Ron Paul has warned of a government crackdown on bitcoin and safe-haven assets may not be safe from government intervention. “The government is the threat,†he said, noting that “they will crack down because they have the ability to do it.†Ron Paul Warns of Government Threat to Bitcoin Former presidential candidate Ron […]

Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Advises What to Do With Bitcoin Investments

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey has given some advice on what to do with bitcoin investments. While acknowledging that the cryptocurrency has had a “fabulous†run, Ramsey still prefers putting his money in more “proven†investments. Dave Ramsey Still Not a Fan of Bitcoin Famous radio show host and best-selling author Dave Ramsey gave some […]

Paris Hilton ‘Very, Very Excited’ About Bitcoin — Confirms She Is a Long-Term Crypto Investor

Paris Hilton says she is “very, very excited†about bitcoin, stating that “It’s definitely the future.†Besides confirming that she is a long-term bitcoin investor, the Hilton heiress put laser eyes on her social media profile picture and talked about her upcoming non-fungible token (NFT) projects. Paris Hilton Says Bitcoin Is ‘Definitely the Future’ Hilton […]

Torum: DeFi + NFT + Social Media – the Next Brilliant Utility Innovation in the Blockchain World?

press release PRESS RELEASE. Launched on the 1st of July 2020, Torum is a social media platform specially designed for cryptocurrency users. Symbolizing the nature of the platform, the name Torum was born from the combination of “Tokenized†and “Forumâ€. The platform strives to connect worldwide cryptocurrency users to form a one-stop crypto ecosystem of […]

Billionaire FOMO: Famed Norwegian Billionaire Investor Capitulates After Seeing Another Embrace Bitcoin

Norwegian billionaire Øystein Stray Spetalen, who once called bitcoin “nonsense,†has reportedly capitulated and invested in the cryptocurrency after seeing another billionaire in Norway embracing bitcoin. He has also invested in a local crypto exchange. “When the facts change, I change,†he said. Norwegian Billionaire Gets Into Bitcoin After Seeing Another Making Money With the […]

US Court Authorizes IRS to Summon Cryptocurrency User Records From Circle and Poloniex

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has obtained authorization from a federal court to seek information on cryptocurrency users from Circle and Poloniex exchange platforms. The tax authority wants records identifying crypto users who conducted $20,000 or more in crypto transactions during the years 2016 to 2020 as well as other documents relating to their crypto […]

Ripple Partner Mercury FX Accepted Into ‘First Cohort’ of a South African Regulatory Sandbox

South Africa’s Inter-governmental Fintech Working Group (IFWG) recently accepted Mercury FX, a UK-based e-money firm, into the first cohort of its regulatory sandbox. The firm, which harnesses the Ripplenet blockchain, says it wants to demonstrate its technology’s ability “to shorten the money transfer window to only minutes.†Fast and Low Remittances Further, Mercury FX, which […]

Xend Is 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 Xend Token (XEND) under the pair USDT/XEND on Apr 2 at 1:00 p.m. UTC. Xend Finance is a DeFi platform for cooperatives and credit unions that offers multiple levels […]

Ether Hashrate Climbs to New Heights, Reports Say a 2,000 Megahash ETH Miner Set to Drop This Summer

In December 2020, the mining rig manufacturer Innosilicon released a new ethereum miner called the Innosilicon A10 Pro+, which processes Ethereum-based hashrate at around 750 megahash per second (MH/s). Regional reports have noted Innosilicon is dropping a new ether mining rig this summer that processes speeds of up to 2,000 MH/s. Additionally, during the course […]

Non-Fungible Token Sales Begin to Dive, NFT Interest Declines, Finance Author Highlights NFT Oversupply

Non-fungible token (NFT) assets and collectibles are starting to see sales decline and interest in NFTs is dropping as well. Additionally, it’s being said that an “oversupply of NFTs†may hurt the market, according to James Surowiecki the author of “The Wisdom of Crowds.†In 2021, non-fungible tokens have been all the rage and the […]

Bitcoin Bounty Referenced on an Episode of Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’

The leading digital asset bitcoin was mentioned on the action drama television show “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.†The reference to bitcoin was caught by a Redditor while he was watching the most recent episode. It’s not the first time bitcoin has been mentioned on television and surely won’t be the last. The Falcon […]

Hip-Hop Star Snoop Dogg Says Bitcoin ‘Here to Stay’— Lauds NFTs for Creating Direct Connection Between Artists and Fans

Pioneering hip-hop artist and businessman, Snoop Dogg has said he believes in bitcoin, the (blockchain) technology behind the crypto asset and the global connection it creates. The celebrity adds that while he’s not “too caught up in the value of the coin,†he has been around long enough to “know it’s here to stay.†Not […]

Employment Search Websites Show a Vast Amount of Jobs in the Bitcoin and Blockchain Industry

As the crypto economy has swelled to close to $2 trillion in value globally, the businesses and operations behind it continue to expand. This means that a great number of companies are hiring and a quick look at popular online directories shows there’s a slew of jobs available. Bitcoin and Blockchain Employment Opportunities The aftermath […]

SEC Filing Shows Blackrock Held Bitcoin Futures Contracts Worth $6.15 Million

After signaling its intention to get exposed to bitcoin, Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, has now revealed its initial investments toward the crypto asset. According to the asset manager’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 31, Blackrock, through its Global Allocation Fund, held 37 bitcoin futures contracts worth $6.15 million. […]

A Forex Broker Transfers 1,200 BTC Belonging to the Mirror Trading International to a South African Liquidator

Fresh reports from South Africa suggest that a total of 1,200 bitcoins belonging to the now-defunct Mirror Trading International (MTI) were recently transferred from FX Choice to an appointed liquidator. The reports add the transfer had been sanctioned by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), the country’s financial industry regulator. Confirmation of the Transfer According […]

BNY Mellon Report Compares Bitcoin and Gold, Study Says ‘Gold Is the Only Globally Accepted Currency’

The popular safe-haven asset gold recently posted the lowest settlement in three weeks, as a firm dollar and bond market yields have weakened support for the precious metal. The financial goliath BNY Mellon also published a report about the differences between gold and bitcoin and the study said that the crypto asset “fits the description […]

Free Bitcoin: Major US Fast Food Chain Chipotle Giving Away $100K in BTC to Celebrate National Burrito Day

Chipotle Mexican Grill says it is giving away bitcoin and free burritos to celebrate National Burrito Day. The company has created a game where each participant will have 10 tries to guess a valid six-digit code for a chance to win a free burrito or up to $25,000 in bitcoin. Free Burritos and Bitcoin Giveaway […]

With US Tax Season Around the Corner, Here’s How to Report Crypto Activity to the IRS

The key to properly filing taxes on cryptocurrency comes down to excellent record-keeping, the correct IRS tax forms, and knowledge about what qualifies as income versus capital gains. Handle Tax Filings With Care to Avoid Any Audits Although the traditional April 15th deadline for filing US taxes has been pushed to May 17th, there is […]

DSLA Protocol Launches v1.0 Mainnet

press release PRESS RELEASE. DSLA Protocol has released the first version of its Decentralized Service Level Agreements (SLA) protocol on the Ethereum L1 blockchain. Layer 2 deployments on Harmony and Avalanche are also coming in the near future, following the results of ongoing audits. Created by Stacktical, the DSLA Protocol is a decentralized risk management […]

Orbs Introduces Single-Sided Liquidity Farming to Optimize Defi Returns

Public blockchain infrastructure provider Orbs is delivering a next-generation liquidity solution designed to encourage greater defi participation by separating stablecoin pooling from cryptocurrency pooling. Liquidity Nexus Protocol Aims to Forge Better Connections Between Defi and Cefi As decentralized finance (defi) aggressively expands its footprint in the cryptocurrency arena, one of the most significant pain points […]

Music Company Founded by Dr. Luke Enables Bitcoin Payments for Songwriters and Producers

Bitcoin mainstream adoption is not limited to celebrities endorsing the cryptocurrency via social media or interviews on TV. The music industry is also interested in joining the bandwagon, with an independent publishing company recently enabling bitcoin payments. Bitcoin Adoption Comes in Response to the Requests of Prescription Songs Creators According to Variety, Prescription Songs, founded […]

Abkhazia Plans to Criminalize Crypto Mining as Energy Crisis Deepens— Extends Temporary Ban

Crypto mining in Abkhazia is still a hot potato for the de facto state government, which is now determined to criminalize such activities. Continuous massive power disruptions, in parallel, are fueling the anger of the people towards crypto miners. Public Officials to Face Bigger Penalties According to a report published by E Daily, the Abkhazian […]

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Sets New Records, BTC Miners Capture $1.5 Billion in Revenue Last Month

On Friday, April 2, 2021, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty is the highest it has even been in its lifetime but bitcoin miners still captured record revenues last month raking in $1.5 billion in coinbase rewards and transaction fees. Today, the blockchain’s hashrate is around 160 exahash per second (EH/s) with 17 pools dedicating hashpower to the […]

Japanese Regulator Aims to Implement FATF Rules Toward Crypto Companies in 2022

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has revealed that the regulating body will adopt the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) “travel rule†and standards toward the cryptocurrency industry throughout the nation. Meanwhile, FATF’s rule has been considered far-reaching and the organization Global Digital Finance and the company’s advisory member, Malcolm Wright, hopes industry innovators will help […]

Ethereum Sets a New All-Time High Above the $2K Handle, Bitcoin Cash Markets Jump 8%

The price of ethereum tapped a new all-time high (ATH) on Friday afternoon reaching an ATH of around $2,072 around 12 p.m. (EST). Today, ethereum’s market capitalization captures 12.3% of the crypto economy’s overall $1.9 trillion market valuation. Meanwhile, as ether prices jumped over 6%, the crypto asset bitcoin cash has spiked over 8% nearing […]

Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban Says Ethereum ‘Is Closest Crypto We Have to a True Currency’

The billionaire investor and television personality, Mark Cuban recently did an interview on the recent episode of a podcast and discussed crypto assets at length. Cuban says his cryptocurrency portfolio is 60% bitcoin, 30% ethereum, and the rest is dedicated to smaller cap cryptos. Mark Cuban Shares His Crypto Portfolio Allocations Mark Cuban is a […]

Morgan Stanley Adds Bitcoin to 12 Mutual Funds’ Investment Strategies

Morgan Stanley has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to add bitcoin exposure to 12 of its mutual funds’ investment strategies. These mutual funds may invest in bitcoin futures as well as obtain indirect exposure to the cryptocurrency through investments in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, the filing details. Bitcoin Exposure for 12 Morgan […]

Coinbase IPO Set for April 14 via Direct Listing on Nasdaq

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has greenlighted Coinbase’s initial public offering via a direct listing on Nasdaq, the company has confirmed. Coinbase’s IPO is set to debut in two weeks, on April 14. Coinbase IPO to Debut in 2 Weeks Coinbase Global Inc. announced Thursday that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) […]

Stratis Partners With World’s Largest .NET Development Community to Expand Developer Community

press release PRESS RELEASE. Stratis, the Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform, expands developer reach by collaborating with C# Corner, the largest, most active group of C# developers in the world. 2nd April 2021, London, United Kingdom -  Stratis achieves another milestone as it partners with C# Corner, a 3M+ member community that works towards the advancement of knowledge […]

Study Highlights the Most Common NFT Scams Amid the Current Mainstream Hype

As non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming a global phenomenon increasingly due to their mainstream adoption, there are also concerns about the surge of related scams. A recent study revealed the most common NFT scams that are spreading on the net. Suspicious Domain Registrations With ‘NFT’ Word Surged 250% in March 2021 According to the research […]