Tiger Brokers and Futu to Offer Crypto Trading Services Outside China

Two Chinese online brokerages have set out to enter the global crypto trading market. The platforms, Tiger Brokers and Futu, are planning to offer their services only outside the People’s Republic as Beijing is once again cracking down on bitcoin trading in the country. Major Chinese Online Brokers Dive Into Crypto Trading Beijing-based Tiger Brokers […]

Coinbase Pro Dogecoin Deposits Now Open — Trading Begins on June 3

The notorious dogecoin will be open for trading on Thursday, June 3, on the popular trading platform Coinbase Pro. In mid-May, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong revealed the meme-inspired crypto asset would be listed in six to eight weeks. It only took 18 days to get dogecoin added to Coinbase Pro but the coin is not […]

Sweet Integrates Polygon / Matic Into Its Broad-Scale, Consumer-First NFT Platform

sponsored New York, New York – June 1, 2021 – Sweet, the first NFT solutions provider to develop a platform that can mint and distribute NFTs at scale while maintaining a strong eco-friendly and consumer first approach, has just announced it has completed integration of the Polygon blockchain (previously- the Matic Network) into its NFT […]

Bitcoin Stock-to-Flow Model Still Intact — ‘Starting to look like 2013’ S2F Creator Says

The creator of the popular bitcoin price model called stock-to-flow (S2F or S2FX) has added a new dot to his notorious chart. Plan B said on Tuesday that “we knew bitcoin would not go up in a straight line†and added that the market action is “starting to look like 2013.†S2FX ‘Intact’ Says Plan […]

Coinbase Card Integrates With Apple Pay and Google Pay — Cardholders Can Use Crypto for Payments, Earn Rewards

Coinbase Card can now be used with Apple Pay and Google Pay, allowing cardholders to pay for goods and services using cryptocurrencies. Customers can also earn up to 4% in crypto rewards back when using their Coinbase Card with Apple Pay or Google Pay. Coinbase Enables Debit Card Use With Google Pay and Apple Pay […]

Mt Gox Claimants Have Until October to Vote on Trustee’s Rehabilitation Proposal

Nobuaki Kobayashi, the trustee that’s overseeing the Mt Gox civil rehabilitation proceedings, has published a proposal so Mt Gox claimants can vote in order to get reimbursed. The voting process will end on October 8 and more than 50% of the votes will be needed to solidify the settlement plan. Mt Gox Civil Rehabilitation Voting […]

Relief Payments Coming? 80 Legislators Press Biden Administration for a Fourth Round of Stimulus

Rumors of a fourth and possible fifth round of direct stimulus checks have become a hot conversation topic this week, as lawmakers are urging the President to act. Over 80 U.S. legislators have sent letters to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris asking the administration to push forward direct economic stimulus payments and […]

Major Indian Bank HDFC Says ‘It’s a Matter of Time Before Indian Investors Have Legal Access to Crypto Plays’

One of India’s leading private banks with 5,608 branches and 16,087 ATMs, HDFC Bank, has published a report stating that “it is just a matter of time before Indian investors have legal access to crypto plays.†This statement came as the bank scrutinizes crypto transactions in customer accounts. HDFC Bank Predicts Legal Acess to Crypto […]

Cryptocurrency Related Scams Flood Tribunals in Spain

Spain has not been a stranger to the popularity of cryptocurrencies, and with this popularity, also comes the attention of people and organizations wanting to capitalize on the subject. Spanish tribunals have been flooded lately with lawsuits involving cryptocurrency scams related to bitcoin and ethereum based platforms, and the people using these to scam other […]

Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Launches First Security Token Offering on Its Cryptocurrency Exchange

DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, has launched its first security token offering (STO) on its cryptocurrency exchange. The DBS Digital Bond is priced at 15 million Singapore dollars. “We expect asset tokenization to increasingly become more mainstream,†said a DBS executive. DBS’ First Security Token Offering DBS announced Monday its first security token offering (STO) […]

BNY Mellon Sets Up Crypto Unit in Ireland as Central Bank Says Bitcoin Is ‘of Great Concern’

U.S. banking corporation BNY Mellon is gearing up to offer crypto custody services out of Dublin where it has just established a digital hub. The news coincided with a stark warning issued by a top central bank official in Ireland who said people should only buy bitcoin if they’re prepared to lose money. BNY Mellon […]

More Than 5 Million in Ethereum Worth $13 Billion Rests in the Eth2 Staking Contract

Statistics now show the Eth2 deposit contract has more than 5.2 million staked ether worth over $13 billion locked into the smart contract. The contract launched on November 4, 2020, and three weeks later, the contract met the required threshold to initiate the Beacon Chain. It’s not cheap to become a validator these days, as […]

Andreessen Horowitz Discusses Raising Third Crypto Fund to $2 Billion, Sources Say

In May 2020, back when the crypto economy was still tumultuous from the coronavirus outbreak fears and gloomy global financial outlook, in general, the private venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) revealed the 500 million-dollar “Crypto Fund II.†A report published on May 27 by the tech writer Eric Newcomer indicates that Andreessen Horowitz is […]

Bitcoin.com Wallet Adds ETH

The Bitcoin.com team is excited to announce integration of Ethereum into the Bitcoin.com Wallet. That means anyone can now buy, receive, store, trade, and send ether (ETH) with the convenience and security of the industry’s most user-friendly, non-custodial wallet. How It Works When you open the Bitcoin.com Wallet, you’ll now see the Ethereum section in […]

Major British Bank Natwest Alerts Customers With Tips to Avoid Cryptocurrency Scams

Major British bank Natwest has launched an alert to urgently warn its customers of cryptocurrency scams, which have been on the rise. The bank has provided several tips for customers “thinking of investing in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies†on how to spot scams involving cryptocurrencies. “If you ignore the above advice, you could lose all […]

Chinese Economist Says if Bitcoin Is Widely Adopted: ‘We’re All Going to Die, This Is Not a Joke’

A Chinese economist and assistant director at the International Monetary Institute of Renmin University, Qu Qiang, has predicted that “We’re all going to die†if bitcoin becomes widely adopted as a currency. He foresees our society falling into “a death spiral of deflation,†noting that “the whole society is going to shrink and self-explode.†We’re […]

Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Advises Whether One Should Invest in Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies

Financial guru Dave Ramsey has given advice on whether one should invest in cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin. Ramsey sees cryptocurrency as a get-rich-quick scheme, preferring to make his money in a “methodical†and “boring†way. Dave Ramsey’s Advice on Investing in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Dave Ramsey has given advice on cryptocurrency investing. Michael from Dayton, […]

Home Crypto Mining Spikes in Brazil Amid Record High Unemployment

With rising unemployment rates and rampant economic uncertainty, in the wake of the Covid crisis, a growing number of Brazilians are finding an alternative income source in cryptocurrency mining. GPU rigs have been spotted even in favelas as a relatively small investment can return more than the average salary in Brazil. Pandemic and Uncertainty Turn […]

Notorious ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Launches ETH-Based Token to Help Legal Fund

The infamous Joseph Maldonado, aka “Joe Exotic,†from the docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,†has launched his own Ethereum-based token. According to the website tiger-king.org, the project will also feature non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the proceeds from NFT sales will go toward helping Joe Exotic’s legal defense team and tiger rescue funding. ‘Tiger […]

UK Police Raid Alleged Cannabis Farm, Finds Bitcoin Mining Facility Stealing Power

Police from the UK executed a raid in an industrial unit in the West Midlands county expecting to find a cannabis farm, but instead found a big bitcoin mining facility, that was coincidentally bypassing the controls from the local power utility company to siphon energy from the main grid, stealing thousands of pounds in the […]

Marathon’s Bitcoin Mining Pool Will ‘No Longer Filter Transactions’ — Marapool Begins Signaling for Taproot

On Monday, the publicly-listed enterprise mining firm Marathon Digital Holdings announced the company has adopted the latest codebase offered by Bitcoin Core developers that features Taproot. Marathon is now signaling for Taproot according to the announcement. The North American bitcoin miner further noted that the firm’s mining operation Marapool will “cease filtering transactions.†Marathon Adopts […]

Binance Smart Chain Faces yet Another Flash Loan Attack: Belt Finance Loses $6.3 Million

Belt Finance, a Binance Smart Chain-based decentralized lending protocol, lost $6.3 million in a flash loan attack last week. The attackers took advantage of a series of inefficiencies in the smart contract to manipulate the price of the set and obtain profit from a series of transactions. This is just the last of a series […]

Home Crypto Mining Spikes in Brazil Amid Record High Unemployment

With rising unemployment rates and rampant economic uncertainty, in the wake of the Covid crisis, a growing number of Brazilians are finding an alternative income source in cryptocurrency mining. GPU rigs have been spotted even in favelas as a relatively small investment can return more than the average salary in Brazil. Pandemic and Uncertainty Turn […]

Visualizing Bitcoin’s Future Price Cycles With the Power-Law Corridor Model

There’s a number of tools, charts, and models traders use to help them forecast bitcoin price cycles and our last article discussed leveraging the Golden Ratio Multiplier. The following editorial discusses another method of bitcoin price prediction analysis by utilizing Logarithmic Growth Curves. In September 2019, a comprehensive paper published by Harold Christopher Burger describes […]

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Experiences This Year’s Largest Epoch Drop, Global Hashrate Slips Lower

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty dropped this week at block height 685,440 and saw the largest negative drop of the year losing close to 16%. Overall the global hashrate has dropped around 2% since the price fell below the $40k handle. Currently, the mining difficulty is around 21 trillion, and it could drop another 16% in less […]

India’s Central Bank RBI Confirms Crypto Banking Ban ‘No Longer Valid’ — Asks Banks to Stop Quoting It

Indian central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has officially advised banks that its banking ban circular is no longer valid as it was set aside by the country’s supreme court more than one year ago. Despite the supreme court’s ruling, banks have been citing the RBI circular when dealing with cryptocurrency. RBI Tells […]

Japan’s Top Financial Watchdog Sends a Warning Crypto Derivatives Exchange Bybit

The Japanese government’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has issued a warning to the crypto derivatives exchange Bybit claiming that the trading platform is allowing residents of Japan access to the exchange. The news follows the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda criticizing digital currencies for speculation. Japan’s FSA Warns Bybit Fintech Limited Japan’s top regulator […]

South Korean Financial Supervisory Service Tasked With Crypto Market Oversight

The Financial Supervisory Service of South Korea will lead government efforts to oversee the country’s expanding cryptocurrency market. The agency has been tasked with the job after prolonged discussions over which Korean regulator should be responsible for the industry. Financial Supervisory Service Takes Responsibility for Crypto Sector in Korea It took the government months to […]

Central Bank of Brazil Issues Guidelines for Its CBDC

The Central Bank Of Brazil, the highest monetary authority of the country, has released a note listing the general guidelines for the design of a hypothetical central bank digital currency (CBDC) for the country. While there are still no concrete steps taken in this direction, at least the document recognizes there have been discussions about […]

NFT Weekly Roundup: Bluzelle’s Innovative Solution, Rob Prior’s Live Stream, and Ap’s Iconic NFT Collection

While cryptocurrencies experienced their fair share of ups and downs over the week, nothing is holding back the stratospheric rise of NFTs. As another busy week comes to a close, a lot has unfolded in the world of NFTs. Here’s a quick rundown of the top events of this week. Bluzelle Revamps Itself to Overcome […]

US Convenience Store Chain Sheetz to Accept Cryptocurrencies for Payments

The American chain of convenience stores and coffee shops, Sheetz, announced on Thursday that the firm would be accepting digital currencies like bitcoin, ether, and dogecoin for payments. The major Mid-Atlantic chain’s executive payments manager says accepting crypto-asset acceptance bolsters Sheetz’s mission to provide customers with the “ultimate one-stop-shop.†Convenience Store Chain Sheetz Adds Digital […]

A Look at Why Venezuela Is the Third Country With the Most Crypto Adoption

Venezuela has been listed as the third country with the most cryptocurrency adoption in the world by Chainalysis in its 2020 report. With its citizens coping with crippling inflation and losing purchasing power, the country has taken a turn for these assets to survive. But what are the real numbers behind this crisis that made […]

Sichuan Energy Officials Plan to Meet in June to Discuss Bitcoin Mining Implications

Ever since government officials in China started talking about cracking down on bitcoin mining and reiterating crypto guidelines from 2017, digital currency proponents and the media have been focused on this region. Just recently, a Chinese state-backed online publication revealed that the Sichuan Energy Regulatory Office plans to hold a meeting on June 2, 2021, […]

UK Police Raid Alleged Cannabis Farm, Finds Bitcoin Mining Facility Stealing Power

Police from the UK executed a raid in an industrial unit in the West Midlands county expecting to find a cannabis farm, but instead found a big bitcoin mining facility, that was coincidentally bypassing the controls from the local power utility company to siphon energy from the main grid, stealing thousands of pounds in the […]

Chinese Economist Says if Bitcoin Is Widely Adopted: ‘We’re All Going to Die, This Is Not a Joke’

A Chinese economist and assistant director at the International Monetary Institute of Renmin University, Qu Qiang, has predicted that “We’re all going to die†if bitcoin becomes widely adopted as a currency. He foresees our society falling into “a death spiral of deflation,†noting that “the whole society is going to shrink and self-explode.†We’re […]

Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Advises Whether One Should Invest in Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrencies

Financial guru Dave Ramsey has given advice on whether one should invest in cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin. Ramsey sees cryptocurrency as a get-rich-quick scheme, preferring to make his money in a “methodical†and “boring†way. Dave Ramsey’s Advice on Investing in Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Dave Ramsey has given advice on cryptocurrency investing. Michael from Dayton, […]

Major British Bank Natwest Alerts Customers With Tips to Avoid Cryptocurrency Scams

Major British bank Natwest has launched an alert to urgently warn its customers of cryptocurrency scams, which have been on the rise. The bank has provided several tips for customers “thinking of investing in bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies†on how to spot scams involving cryptocurrencies. “If you ignore the above advice, you could lose all […]

Notorious ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic Launches ETH-Based Token to Help Legal Fund

The infamous Joseph Maldonado, aka “Joe Exotic,†from the docuseries “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,†has launched his own Ethereum-based token. According to the website tiger-king.org, the project will also feature non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the proceeds from NFT sales will go toward helping Joe Exotic’s legal defense team and tiger rescue funding. ‘Tiger […]

EZ Blockchain Partners With Texas-Based Oil Provider to Monetize Wasted Natural Gas With Bitcoin

While a number of media pundits and politicians have been talking about Bitcoin’s energy consumption, there’s been a myriad of firms working toward green solutions well before all the controversy. Unfortunately, critics don’t highlight the amount of renewables miners use or the cogeneration applications. One project called EZ Blockchain has partnered with the Texas-based oil […]

US Senator Urges Treasury Secretary Yellen to Take Action on Cryptocurrency Scams to Protect Investors

U.S. Senator Rick Scott has urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to take action on cryptocurrency scams, which he said have risen 1,000% in the past year and cost consumers at least $80 million. “This is an unregulated industry, and the alarming amount of criminal activity surrounding cryptocurrency demands action,†he told Yellen. Senator Scott Alerts […]

Brazilians Who Held $1,000 in Crypto Last Year Must Report It on Tax Returns by End of May

Taxpayers in Brazil have only a couple of days left to file their annual tax returns. Investors who had more than 5,000 reals worth of cryptocurrency in 2020, a little less than $1,000, are obliged to report the funds on their income tax declarations this year. Brazilians who fail to do that on time face […]

Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Unveil Their Cryptocurrency Policies

Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo have shared their policies regarding cryptocurrency before the U.S. Senate banking committee. The three banks are in different stages of offering crypto services to their clients. They also lag behind some of their peers, such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, in offering access to investments with exposure […]

JPMorgan Boss Jamie Dimon Personally Advises People to ‘Stay Away’ From Cryptocurrency

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has given personal advice to investors regarding investing in cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin. He said that his own personal advice to people is to “stay away†from cryptocurrencies. However, his bank, JPMorgan, will not stay away as clients want exposure to this asset class. Jamie Dimon’s Personal Advice to Investors About […]

Spiral Out — Using the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci sequence to Predict Bitcoin Price Cycles

The leading crypto asset bitcoin has seen its value drop more than 53% from its all-time high above the $64k handle, sliding to a low of $30k on May 19. While bitcoin is still down 25% during the last 30 days, it’s hard to forecast where bitcoin’s value is going from here. Although a number […]

Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller on Dogecoin, Ethereum: Won’t Long or Short DOGE, Skeptical of ETH

Renowned investor Stanley Druckenmiller has shared his views on dogecoin and ethereum. He said he wouldn’t long or short dogecoin and laughs when the meme cryptocurrency rises in value. As for ether, he is skeptical whether it can hold its position. Stan Druckenmiller on Dogecoin and Ether In an interview with The Hustle last week, […]

US Sends Bitcoin ATM Operator to Prison for Illegal Operation — 17 Machines Seized

A bitcoin ATM operator has been sent to federal prison for two years for running an illegal cryptocurrency exchange operation. U.S. authorities have seized 17 bitcoin ATMs, along with some cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Illegal Bitcoin ATM Operator Sent to Prison The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that a California man, Kais Mohammad, has […]

Bitcoin’s Price Regains Some Losses, Signals Still Show Indecisive Crypto Markets

Digital currency market prices have been dropping during the last few days as the crypto economy now rests at $1.53 trillion in value. Crypto trade volumes have increased a hair on Sunday, and a few crypto assets have seen decent percentage gains over the course of the last seven days. Crypto Market Prices Consolidate While […]

Central Bank of Sweden Invites Financial Market Actors for Second Phase of E-Krona Pilot

Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, will carry out the next stage of its e-krona project with the help of two organizations from the financial sector. The move signals a transition from the initial in-house testing with simulated participants to cooperation with real, external partners. Riksbank to Work With Handelsbanken and Tietoevry to Test […]

Metalla CEO Says Crypto Industry Is a ‘License for the Private Sector to Print Money’

During an interview this week, Metalla Royalty & Streaming CEO, Brett Heath, explained that he believes cryptocurrencies will lead to the next financial crisis. The precious metals boss said history shows that “mass adoption of a new financial product†typically leads to a financial crisis. Precious Metals Exec Says the Public Embracing Crypto May Lead […]

Billionaire Stan Druckenmiller on Dogecoin, Ethereum: Won’t Long or Short DOGE, Skeptical of ETH

Renowned investor Stanley Druckenmiller has shared his views on dogecoin and ethereum. He said he wouldn’t long or short dogecoin and laughs when the meme cryptocurrency rises in value. As for ether, he is skeptical whether it can hold its position. Stan Druckenmiller on Dogecoin and Ether In an interview with The Hustle last week, […]

Apple Hiring Manager With Cryptocurrency Experience to Launch New Alternative Payments Programs

Apple Inc. has posted a job notice for a business development manager with cryptocurrency experience. “This position will be responsible for the end-to-end business development, including screening partners, negotiating and closing commercial agreements, and launching new programs,†the job posting describes. Apple to Hire Manager With Crypto Experience to Lead Its Alternative Payments Efforts Apple […]

BOJ’s Kuroda Criticizes Bitcoin — Central Bank Governor Says Trading Is ‘Barley Used for Settlement’

Following the recent developments in China and the environmental concerns about bitcoin’s energy consumption, the Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda criticized the leading crypto asset bitcoin in an interview on Thursday. BOJ’s Kuroda Says Bitcoin ‘Volatility Is Extraordinarily High’ Bitcoin prices have slumped again on Friday after a tumultuous week. After tapping a daily […]

Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security […]

NFT Weekly Roundup: Bluzelle’s Innovative Solution, Rob Prior’s Live Stream, Ap’s Iconic NFT Collection, and the Br8ve Auction

While cryptocurrencies experienced their fair share of ups and downs over the week, nothing is holding back the stratospheric rise of NFTs. As another busy week comes to a close, a lot has unfolded in the world of NFTs. Here’s a quick rundown of the top events of this week. Bluzelle Revamps Itself to Overcome […]

Nigeria’s Naira Loses Ground on Forex Black Market Just a Few Days After Devaluation

The Nigerian naira currency lost further ground against major currencies after it depreciated to 493 nairas for one dollar on the black market on May 25, 2021. Before the latest depreciation, the currency had stabilized at around 485 nairas to the dollar. This was shortly after the exchange rate dropped to a three and a […]

SEC Urges Congress to Pass Cryptocurrency Legislation to Protect Investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged Congress to pass cryptocurrency legislation to protect investors, the new SEC chairman has revealed. The securities regulator is also working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the U.S. Treasury Department to combat criminal activity facilitated by cryptocurrencies, the chairman noted. SEC Working With CFTC, […]

JPMorgan Boss Jamie Dimon Personally Advises People to ‘Stay Away’ From Cryptocurrency

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has given personal advice to investors regarding investing in cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin. He said that his own personal advice to people is to “stay away†from cryptocurrencies. However, his bank, JPMorgan, will not stay away as clients want exposure to this asset class. Jamie Dimon’s Personal Advice to Investors About […]

Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo Unveil Their Cryptocurrency Policies

Bank of America, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo have shared their policies regarding cryptocurrency before the U.S. Senate banking committee. The three banks are in different stages of offering crypto services to their clients. They also lag behind some of their peers, such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, in offering access to investments with exposure […]

Circle Captures $440 Million in Financing, Rumors of SPAC Deal Follow

The Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle has announced the company has raised $440 million in financing in order to “drive market expansion and growth.†The investment was led by prominent finance firms like Digital Currency Group, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and FTX. Circle Reveals $440 Million in Financing Circle Internet Financial, Inc. has revealed […]

Market Forecaster Jim Bianco Says Ethereum Has a Lot of Upside, Investor Doesn’t Hold Bitcoin

On May 27, the president of Bianco Research, Jim Bianco explained during an interview that he believes there’s a lot of upside potential when it comes to the crypto economy. Bianco said since 2017 he’s owned a basket of crypto assets like ethereum, but he doesn’t hold bitcoin. Bianco Research President Owns a Basket of […]

Ark Invest CEO Says Impossible to Shut Down Bitcoin — Regulators Will Become More Friendly Over Time

The CEO of Ark Investment Management (Ark Invest), Cathie Wood, says regulators cannot shut down bitcoin. She added that they will become more friendly towards cryptocurrencies over time. Wood is not the only one who thinks that governments cannot shut down bitcoin. Regulators Cannot Shut Down Bitcoin, Says Ark’s CEO Ark Invest CEO Cathie Wood […]

BSC Defi Protocol Burgerswap Loses $7.2 Million from a Flash Loan Attack

Another Binance Smart Chain project has been hit with a flash loan attack according to a post mortem written by the Burgerswap team. The project’s official Twitter account said at around 3 a.m. on Friday, Burgerswap suffered from a flash loan attack with the hackers stealing $7.2 million in funds. Binance Smart Chain Defi Protocol […]

Q1 SEC Filing Shows Argentinian Tech Giant Globant Invested in Bitcoin

Globant, one of the big four tech firms in Argentina, has quietly made its first foray into the world of cryptocurrency investing, according to its latest filing to the SEC. The firm bought bitcoin during the first three months of this year, and is now part of a select number of LATAM unicorns that have […]

Religious Ban on Cryptocurrencies Provokes Social Media Reproach in Ingushetia

A decision by a prominent religious body in Ingushetia to prohibit dealings with cryptocurrency has sparked controversy in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic. Critics have taken to social media to express their disagreements with the ban, pointing out that the treatment of bitcoin in Islamic jurisdictions is not one-sided. Islamic Cleric Explains Reasoning Behind Crypto […]

Ripple Plans to Go Public After SEC Lawsuit Over XRP Is Resolved, CEO Says

Ripple could go public after the SEC lawsuit is resolved, according to CEO Brad Garlinghouse. He reportedly explained that the likelihood of this happening is “very high at some point.†Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse was asked at the Consensus 2021 conference on Wednesday whether Ripple will become a public company. He replied that the likelihood […]

Whistleblower Edward Snowden Says $6 Trillion in Stimulus Is ‘Good for Bitcoin’

The infamous whistleblower and privacy activist Edward Snowden commented on bitcoin on Friday, after the Biden administration said this week it was shooting for 6 trillion dollars in stimulus proposals. Following the $6 trillion in stimulus headlines, Snowden commented on the situation and said it was “good for bitcoin.†Edward Snowden Jabs Biden’s 6 Trillion-Dollar […]

NFT Weekly Roundup: Bluzelle’s Innovative Solution, Rob Prior’s Live Stream, Ap’s Iconic NFT Collection, and the Br8ve Auction

While cryptocurrencies experienced their fair share of ups and downs over the week, nothing is holding back the stratospheric rise of NFTs. As another busy week comes to a close, a lot has unfolded in the world of NFTs. Here’s a quick rundown of the top events of this week. Bluzelle Revamps Itself to Overcome […]

Pandora Raises $2.4M From Industry Heavyweights to Bridge off-Chain Assets to Open Finance via NFTs

press release PRESS RELEASE. Pandora Finance (https://pandora.finance/) announced that they have successfully closed their $2.4m seed round. The Pandora team received pledges from some of the most visible investors within the crypto space, and closed the round oversubscribed by manifolds. Overview of strategic investors The funding round concluded with Pandora selecting some of the most […]

Spiral Out — Using the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci sequence to Predict Bitcoin Price Cycles

The leading crypto asset bitcoin has seen its value drop more than 53% from its all-time high above the $64k handle, sliding to a low of $30k on May 19. While bitcoin is still down 25% during the last 30 days, it’s hard to forecast where bitcoin’s value is going from here. Although a number […]

US Sends Bitcoin ATM Operator to Prison for Illegal Operation — 17 Machines Seized

A bitcoin ATM operator has been sent to federal prison for two years for running an illegal cryptocurrency exchange operation. U.S. authorities have seized 17 bitcoin ATMs, along with some cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. Illegal Bitcoin ATM Operator Sent to Prison The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that a California man, Kais Mohammad, has […]

Fleeing Lynchpin of Nigerian Crypto Ponzi Scheme Inksnation Captured

The lynchpin of Inksnation, one of Nigeria’s biggest crypto Ponzi Schemes, Omotade-Sparks Amos Sewanu, has been captured. According to Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Sewanu, who was on the run, was nabbed in Sokoto, a city located in the northwest part of the country. Still, in its May 28 Twitter statement, the EFCC […]

Russian Lawmakers Move to Allow Crypto Payments Under Contracts

Members of the State Duma are now working on amendments that will permit the use of cryptocurrency as a contractual means of payment. Digital financial assets are regarded as property under Russian law and the changes will legalize crypto payments between parties to a contract. State Duma to Amend Civil Code to Legalize Contractual Crypto […]

Australian Tax Office to Prompt 400,000 Crypto Holders to Report Their Gains

Australia’s revenue service has reminded a growing number of crypto investors about their tax obligations. Rejecting the common misconception that crypto gains are only taxable when coins are cashed back into dollars, the tax office is going to prompt hundreds of thousands of taxpayers to report profits and losses from their cryptocurrency transactions. Tax Office […]

Amid Stern Warnings from China Crypto Firms Huobi and Okex Halt a Few Services

On Friday, the cryptocurrency community discussed a report stemming from China’s 51st meeting of the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission that reiterated warnings about bitcoin mining. The following Sunday, reports disclosed the cryptocurrency operation Huobi has suspended its cloud-mining operations and other crypto services to customers in mainland China. Rumors of China and Bitcoin’s […]

Best Goal Scorer at Euro Soccer Championship to Get NFT Trophy From Gazprom

The player with the best goal at Europe’s international soccer championship this summer will be awarded a special prize. European football’s governing body, UEFA, and the tournament’s sponsor, Russia’s Gazprom, are behind the initiative to present the winner with an NFT trophy. UEFA, Gazprom to Award Best Goal Prize at Euro 2020 The unique prize […]

Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman Quits Predicting Bitcoin’s Demise, Now Says BTC ‘Can Survive Indefinitely’

Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman says he has given up predicting the imminent demise of bitcoin. The economist now suggests thinking of the cryptocurrency “as a cult that can survive indefinitely.†Nonetheless, Krugman still believes that bitcoin has no fundamentals. Paul Krugman Likens Bitcoin to a Cult That Can Survive Indefinitely Nobel laureate Paul Krugman […]

Spain’s Largest Asset Managers Still Reluctant to Invest in Cryptocurrencies

The biggest Spanish asset managers are still not convinced of cryptocurrencies as an asset class, and therefore have no plans to invest in the space yet. The declarations of several spokespeople linked to these companies state that, while there is a significant opportunity in the nascent cryptocurrency sector, it is still too young and volatile […]

Every Fourth Australian Willing to Be Paid in Bitcoin, Poll Finds

A new survey has established that one in four Australians would like to receive at least part of their salary in cryptocurrency. While the motives vary between the members of this diverse group, the results indicate that the Australian nation’s overall interest in decentralized digital money remains strong. 4.7 Million Australians Would Accept Bitcoin Remuneration […]

Religious Ban on Cryptocurrencies Provokes Social Media Reproach in Ingushetia

A decision by a prominent religious body in Ingushetia to prohibit dealings with cryptocurrency has sparked controversy in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic. Critics have taken to social media to express their disagreements with the ban, pointing out that the treatment of bitcoin in Islamic jurisdictions is not one-sided. Islamic Cleric Explains Reasoning Behind Crypto […]

Q1 SEC Filing Shows Argentinian Tech Giant Globant Invested in Bitcoin

Globant, one of the big four tech firms in Argentina, has quietly made its first foray into the world of cryptocurrency investing, according to its latest filing to the SEC. The firm bought bitcoin during the first three months of this year, and is now part of a select number of LATAM unicorns that have […]