Localbitcoins Adds Bitcoin Cash and Other Cryptocurrencies as Payment Methods

Binance Extends Blockade of Zimbabwean Crypto Users to Include Non-Resident Traders

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

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 […]

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 […]

Binance Faces DOJ Probe as Investigators Target Crypto Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is now being probed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the assumption that it could be immersed in money laundering transactions. The investigation will also include inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which has been recently investigating a number of crypto trading platforms. […]

Shiba Inu Gets Listed in Binance and FTX After Price Skyrockets

Shiba Inu, an Ethereum based Dogecoin ripoff, has been listed in two important cryptocurrency exchanges today, Binance and FTX, after the price skyrocketed more than 1500% during last week. Binance has faced stiff criticism for listing Shiba Inu due to its origin, but their systems are now overwhelmed with inflows coming with this currency. Shiba […]

Bitcoin’s Smallest Unit: Billionaire Mike Novogratz Wants Crypto Exchanges to Quote Satoshis

Mike Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital, wants exchanges to start listing in the smallest unit of bitcoin otherwise known as “satoshisâ€. On May 8, Novogratz tweeted out to a number of crypto exchange executives and asked “which exchange will be first to quote in SATS?†Novogratz Asks Top Exchange Execs to List Satoshis Bitcoin […]

Binance Reaches Twitter Trending Topic Status in Venezuela

Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide, has reached a trending topic status in the Twitter social network sphere in Venezuela. The trend before the weekend, shows just how important cryptocurrency topics are for the citizens of the country at the moment. Cryptocurrencies are extremely useful tools for Venezuelans to save their purchasing power […]

Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy

Bitcoin options markets are set to see a large expiry on Friday as more than 77,000 BTC worth over $4 billion in derivatives contracts are set to expire. The lion’s share of bitcoin options stems from the derivatives trading platform Deribit, as the exchange has more than $11 billion in open interest today. Sizzling Hot […]

Over $4 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Friday, BTC Derivatives Markets Still Frothy

Bitcoin options markets are set to see a large expiry on Friday as more than 77,000 BTC worth over $4 billion in derivatives contracts are set to expire. The lion’s share of bitcoin options stems from the derivatives trading platform Deribit, as the exchange has more than $11 billion in open interest today. Sizzling Hot […]

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 […]

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 […]

Binance Abruptly Delists South African Rand Trading Pairs After Currency Fails to Meet ‘High Level Standard’

In an abrupt move, Binance South Africa announced on March 31 that all South African rand (ZAR) trading pairs will be delisted on April 2. The crypto exchange adds in a statement that “all trade orders will be automatically removed after 10.00 UTC on April 1†in each respective trading pair. Binance concludes by requesting […]

Over $6B in Bitcoin Options Set to Expire Today, April Contracts Show Bets for $80K per BTC

A number of options traders are betting that bitcoin prices will tap $80,000 by May 2021. Meanwhile, over 100,000 bitcoin options worth more than $6 billion are set to expire on Friday, smashing the previous record expiry seen in January. $6 Billion in Bitcoin Options Set to Drop, April Bets Target $80,000 per Bitcoin Today […]

Bitcoin Balances on Exchanges Are Draining, Leading Platforms See $10 Billion in BTC Withdrawn in 4 Months

Bitcoin prices have regained momentum during the last two days as the price per coin touched a March 2021 high at $54,822 on Tuesday morning (ET). Back in December 2020, it was noted that bitcoin on exchanges dropped to a three-year low and this year bitcoin exchange balances continue to plummet. A whopping 189,000 bitcoin […]

US Judge Dismisses Motion Against Bancor After Finding Allegations Inadequate to Give It Jurisdiction

A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a securities fraud class action against Bancor after ruling that the plaintiff’s allegations were not enough to give the court jurisdiction. According to a report, the dismissal of the case against represents the first such ruling “in a suite of similar cases filed by crypto investors represented by Selendy […]

Binance Suspends Ethereum and ERC-20 Token Withdrawals Before Quickly Reversing Course

The rollercoaster-ride in cryptocurrency prices on Monday was accompanied by Binance’s fresh restrictions for ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. Ethereum Network Congestion Fingered as the Culprit for the Temporary Halt Through the official Binance Twitter account, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by volume, announced that it had “temporarily suspended withdrawals of $ETH and ethereum-based […]

Binance Blamed for Purposely Choking Ethereum’s Network

The recent ramp higher in cryptocurrency prices has assuredly attracted its fair share of cheerleaders and detractors alike, but the reality of this climb has been a concurrent increase in network fees from rising transaction volumes. Binance is Blamed for Purposely Choking Ethereum’s Network to Drive More Users to Its Own Platform The resulting volumes […]

Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Smashes $15 Billion, CME Registers Over $33 Million in ETH Contracts

Following the revelation that Tesla now owns $1.5 billion in bitcoin, crypto spot markets across the board skyrocketed. Data shows that crypto derivatives markets also saw significant demand as bitcoin futures open interest tapped $15 billion on Monday. Moreover, this week was the start of ethereum futures on CME Group’s exchange, and ether-based futures registered […]

Crypto-Friendly Travel Firm Travala Becomes the First Merchant to Offer Binance Pay as a Payment Method

Crypto-friendly travel website Travala has announced the integration of a brand-new payment application, Binance Pay. With such a move, the travel booking company becomes the first merchant to implement Binance Pay as a payment form after its launch on Feb. 3. Five Cryptos and One Fiat Currency Will Be Offered in the First Stage of […]

Crypto Derivatives Surge, Bitcoin Options Open Interest Climbs to $9.6 Billion

Bitcoin options open interest has reached $9.6 billion according to derivatives market data as the metric is nearing the high captured on January 7, 2021. Moreover, the aggregate open interest in bitcoin futures is steadily nearing all-time highs. While cryptocurrency spot markets have consolidated, bitcoin-based derivatives markets have seen continuous action. At the time of […]

Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has been operating at very high processing speeds during the last few weeks, as the overall hashrate touched a whopping 171.2 exahash per second (EH/s) on Monday. Moreover, the network’s mining difficulty has also touched an all-time high (ATH) at 20.61 trillion, the highest difficulty the network has ever experienced in […]

Proof-of-Work and Yield Farming: Binance and Poolin Launch Tokens Backed by Bitcoin Hashrate

There’s a new type of token gaining popularity in the crypto space with the launch of coins that are backed by a specific amount of proof-of-work (PoW) hashrate. On January 6, 2021, Binance launched a new project called the bitcoin standard hashrate token (BTCST), a coin that represents 0.1 terahash (TH/s). Furthermore, the mining operation […]

Rapid Profits: Bitcoin Hashrate Accelerates While Mining Difficulty Touches All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has been operating at very high processing speeds during the last few weeks, as the overall hashrate touched a whopping 171.2 exahash per second (EH/s) on Monday. Moreover, the network’s mining difficulty has also touched an all-time high (ATH) at 20.61 trillion, the highest difficulty the network has ever experienced in […]

Traders Complain About Exchange Issues and Downtime During Bitcoin’s Volatile Price Swings

As bitcoin and a number of digital assets saw deep losses on Monday, a few crypto-asset exchanges had difficulties. Traders have been complaining about issues with exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, and other trading platforms during the volatile price swings. Bitcoin (BTC) and many other cryptocurrencies have suffered a dip in value during the course of […]

Kenya Expects to Earn $46 Million as New Tax Targeting Crypto Exchanges Comes Into Force

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is expecting to earn up to 5 billion Kenyan shillings ($45.5 million) during the first half of 2020 from a new tax that targets cryptocurrency exchanges and other online services, according to a top KRA official. First proposed in August 2020, the digital service tax (DST) came into force on […]

Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Onchain data shows exchanges are being drained like a sieve and during the last 30 days, 87,954 bitcoin was withdrawn from the top crypto trading platforms. Back in December 2019, it was reported that the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase […]

Massive Exodus of Bitcoin Continues to Leave Exchanges, Over 87,900 BTC Withdrawn in 30 Days

Despite the bitcoin price high, there continues to be a massive exodus of bitcoin leaving exchanges. Onchain data shows exchanges are being drained like a sieve and during the last 30 days, 87,954 bitcoin was withdrawn from the top crypto trading platforms. Back in December 2019, it was reported that the San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase […]

Polkadot Surges After Binance Home Page Listing, $10M Endorsement

Prices for Polkadot (DOT), the native token of Polkadot network, the cross-chain protocol for data and asset interoperability, have risen more than 40% in the last week after two votes of confidence by Binance, the biggest crypto exchange by spot trading volume. At the time of writing, Polkadot’s price was at $7.21, according to data […]

Bitcoin Derivatives Action Swells: A Few June Futures Trade for $30K, Deribit Adds $140K Options Strike

Bitcoin derivatives markets have been seeing significant demand in recent months at the same time bitcoin spot markets climbed to all-time price highs and surged 149% during the last three months. Just recently the leading bitcoin options exchange Deribit announced the launch of both $120k and $140k strikes, and data from skew.com shows some June […]

Major Exchanges Experience Technical Issues as Bitcoin Price Drives in Massive Traffic

Bitcoin has finally broken the $20k resistance level. The record-breaking price caused massive traffic on a myriad of crypto exchange platforms like Binance and Coinbase. Bitcoin All-Time Price High Causes Issues on Binance For weeks now, many crypto enthusiasts have been hoping that the price of bitcoin would scale the $20k resistance barrier. That record […]

Major Exchanges Experience Technical Issues as Bitcoin Price Drives in Massive Traffic

Bitcoin has finally broken the $20k resistance level. The record-breaking price caused massive traffic on a myriad of crypto exchange platforms like Binance and Coinbase. Bitcoin All-Time Price High Causes Issues on Binance For weeks now, many crypto enthusiasts have been hoping that the price of bitcoin would scale the $20k resistance barrier. That record […]

Binance Expects to Earn From $800M to $1B This Year, CEO Says: Report

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance will likely earn between $800 million and $1 billion this year, as market uncertainty drives interest – and trading – in cryptos, CEO Changpeng Zhao told Bloomberg. That’s up from about $570 million in 2019, according to the report. So far this year, the price of bitcoin, by far the largest cryptocurrency by […]

CME Group Outpaces Competition Becoming the World’s Largest Bitcoin Futures Market

Financial derivatives products for bitcoin have grown massively during the last few months. On Friday evening (EST), Arcane Research explained that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has surpassed Okex as the largest bitcoin futures provider. The regulated derivatives market at CME has doubled month after month as incoming interest has created more demand for CME’s bitcoin […]

Binance Ramps Up Crackdown on US Users, Giving Them 14 Days to Withdraw Funds

One of the crypto industry’s most popular exchanges is redoubling efforts to sweep U.S. users off its platform. As reported by Decrypt, Binance is threatening a hard deadline to herd U.S. users off its original exchange platform (not to be confused with Binance US, which is legally open to U.S. residents). Email notices sent to […]

XRP Price Climbed 123% in 30 Days, Spark Token Airdrop Pushes Value Higher

During the course of the week digital currency markets have seen colossal gains and one crypto asset, in particular, XRP, has jumped significantly in value over the last seven days. The distributed ledger token XRP climbed 25% upwards on Tuesday alone, and seven-day price stats show the coin has gained 123% as well. At the […]

Binance to List Options Contracts for Litecoin

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is to offer options contracts for the world’s seventh largest cryptocurrency, litecoin. According to a blog post on Tuesday, the litecoin contracts will go live on Wednesday at 07:00 UTC. A Binance representative told CoinDesk via email that the latest listing comes in response to “user demand,” adding that options are an […]

USDT Towers Over 30 Stablecoins- Tether’s Market Cap Grew by 2 Million Percent in Just Four Years

During the last two years since the initial bear market after the 2017 bull run, stablecoins have been extremely popular. Today, statistics show that the market capitalization of all the notable stablecoins today is hovering above the $23.9 billion mark. Out of more than 30 stablecoins in 2020, tether is still a behemoth capturing 76.15% […]

Bitcoin Derivatives See Record Highs, Year-End BTC Options Show 29% Chance Price Crosses $20K

As the crypto economy sets its sights on half of a trillion in USD value, digital currency derivatives markets are swelling significantly. Bitcoin futures have surpassed a six-month high at $52 billion, while the crypto asset’s options markets have jumped massively too. Additionally, bitcoin options markets indicate that traders wager there’s a 29% chance the […]

Binance Sues Forbes for Defamation Over ‘Tai Chi’ Document Leak

Binance Holdings Limited sued Forbes Media LLC for defamation Wednesday over a story last month that purported to reveal regulatory evasion tactics employed by the global cryptocurrency exchange. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Forbes and two writers, Michael del Castillo and Jason Brett, harmed Binance by publishing a […]

Binance Discontinues UK Pound Stablecoin Calling It Just an ‘Experiment’

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance is discontinuing its own BGBP cryptocurrency, a stablecoin linked to the value of pounds sterling. In a notice on Monday, the company said it is removing a number of trading pairs, including BGBP/USDC (USD Coin) on Tuesday at 12:00 UTC. This was the final pair listed for the stablecoin and its removal […]

BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

Bitcoin prices have been volatile during the last few weeks, but have managed to climb higher in value at the same time. This week bitcoin derivatives markets, specifically futures and options, show that crypto asset traders should expect more swings going forward. Some traders believe that the digital currency’s price could fill two unfilled gaps […]

$300M in Bitcoin Flow to Binance From Huobi as China Gets Tougher on Exchanges

As the Chinese government cracks down on several crypto exchanges catering to traders based in China, many of those customers – and their bitcoin – have been making their way to Binance over the past few days. Bitcoin flows to Binance from Huobi reached an all-time high since the Huobi chief operating officer, Robin Zhu, […]

Ethereum Suffers from Unintended ‘Chain Split,’ Few Third-Party Services ‘Got Stuck on Minority Chain’

According to a number of third party infrastructure providers, the Ethereum blockchain suffered an unintended hard fork or chain split on Wednesday. The service providers Infura, Binance, and Blockchair all reported issues with consensus at block height 11,234,873. The cryptocurrency community has been discussing an unintended chain split that took place on the Ethereum blockchain […]

Exchange Tokens Are Skyrocketing as They Act More Like Equity; That Could be a Problem

Centralized exchange tokens have been skyrocketing this year, but none more so than Hxro, which has gained over 1,000% year-to-date. One of the reasons they have been doing so well might be because exchange tokens have been taking on the behavior of equity in the companies behind the exchanges, arguably the top revenue-getters in the […]

Sharktron Defi Project Devs Exit Scam: Tron Foundation Says Part of Missing Funds Now Frozen

Developers of the Sharktron defi project have exit scammed with reports suggesting that TRX tokens worth up to $10 million are missing. The Tron Foundation has confirmed the theft, but is quick to inform Sharktron token holders that a portion of the missing funds has been frozen. The exit scam comes a few weeks after […]

$100 Million Accelerator Fund from Binance Now Supports PARSIQ, a Reverse-Oracle Blockchain Platform

PRESS RELEASE. PARSIQ is a working platform that makes blockchain events consumable and blockchain data actionable. It allows users—both individuals, companies, enterprises—to monitor any events across different blockchains in real-time and at scale and connect those events to any off-chain apps or devices to automate different workflows. A blockchain-to-everything monitoring service PARSIQ was announced to […]