Commodity Strategist Mike McGlone Says $40K BTC Target ‘More Likely’ Than $20K

Crypto Payments App Bottlepay Is Now Available Across Europe

Mike Novogratz: Bitcoin Investors Waiting for a New Narrative Shift

NYAG Court Order to Shut Down Coinseed Succeeds, CEO Creates Profanity Token for Attorney General

The crypto trading platform Coinseed is shutting down operations according to a written statement from the company’s CEO Delgerdalai Davaasambuu. A court order secured by New York Attorney General Letitia James told Coinseed to halt all of its operations. Following the announcement of the shutdown, Coinseed’s CEO said he created an ERC20 token called “FLJ†[…]

Grand Theft Auto 6 to Feature a Fictional Cryptocurrency

One of the biggest franchises in the videogame industry, Grand Theft Auto, will feature in-game payments of “bitcoin†or another fictional cryptocurrency. Contractors will pay the player with this currency when they need to make anonymous, untraceable payments. This would constitute another push for Bitcoin awareness into mainstream media culture. Grand Theft Auto 6 to […]

Bitcoin Keys Cannot be Hacked: Skeptics Question the Official Colonial Pipeline Bitcoin Seizure Story

On June 7, the United States Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced the “recovery†of 63.70 bitcoin from the funds Colonial Pipeline sent to the hackers. The official story has a number of inconsistencies and federal investigators did not disclose how the FBI was able to confiscate the Darkside gang’s private […]

Alternative 401(k) Product Offers In-Plan Cryptocurrency Investment via Coinbase Institutional

On Monday, the San Francisco-based retirement plan provider for small to medium-sized businesses, Forusall, announced the launch of an alternative 401(k) plan that offers in-plan cryptocurrency access. According to the alt 401(k) investment option, Forusall is working with Coinbase Institutional as its retirement plan partner. Forusall and Coinbase’s Institutional Arm Offer Crypto-Infused Alt 401(k) Plan […]

El Salvador Offers No Capital Gains Tax, Permanent Residence to Crypto Entrepreneurs

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, has weighed in the future of his country now that there is a formal proposal for making Bitcoin a legal tender, announcing complementary measures. Bukele mentioned yesterday on Twitter there would be no capital gains on Bitcoin earnings, and also highlighted the possibility of offering permanent residence to crypto […]

White House Tech Advisor Tim Wu Keeps at Least $1 Million in Bitcoin

Tim Wu, top advisor to the Biden administration on technology and competition policy, holds more than $1 million in cryptocurrency, shows a recently filed financial disclosure. The antitrust expert, who is known as a prominent big tech critic, has in the past questioned the value of bitcoin. Top Biden Advisor Tim Wu Is a Bitcoin […]

White House Tech Advisor Tim Wu Keeps at Least $1 Million in Bitcoin

Tim Wu, top advisor to the Biden administration on technology and competition policy, holds more than $1 million in cryptocurrency, shows a recently filed financial disclosure. The antitrust expert, who is known as a prominent big tech critic, has in the past questioned the value of bitcoin. Top Biden Advisor Tim Wu Is a Bitcoin […]

Alternative 401(k) Product Offers In-Plan Cryptocurrency Investment via Coinbase Institutional

On Monday, the San Francisco-based retirement plan provider for small to medium-sized businesses, Forusall, announced the launch of an alternative 401(k) plan that offers in-plan cryptocurrency access. According to the alt 401(k) investment option, Forusall is working with Coinbase Institutional as its retirement plan partner. Forusall and Coinbase’s Institutional Arm Offer Crypto-Infused Alt 401(k) Plan […]

Scammers Pick Bank Transfers Over Cryptocurrency, Australian Report Reveals

Investment scams have been by far the most common type in Australia recently, a new report by the country’s consumer watchdog has revealed. And while a growing number of Australians fall victim to fraudulent schemes involving cryptocurrency, bank transfers remain the scammers’ favorite way to extract money. Australians Lose $670 Million to Scammers in a […]

As Crypto Interest Winds Down Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Rate Plummets to Two-Year Lows

Onchain data indicates that bitcoin transactions per day have plummeted to lows not seen since October 2018. Further, bitcoin transaction fees have dropped 93% after touching a high of $62 per transaction in April 2021. Bitcoin Daily Transaction Rate Dips by 35%, Google Trends Data Shows Interest Has Dropped Since May While bitcoin (BTC) prices […]

FBI Agent Recovers Private Key to $2.3M in Bitcoin Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

U.S. law enforcement officials from the Justice Department on Monday announced the seizure of $2.3 million dollars worth of crypto assets that were paid to the Colonial Pipeline hackers. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco explained during a news conference that federal agents “recaptured the majority of the ransom Colonial paid to the Darkside network.†FBI […]

El Salvador Offers No Capital Gains Tax, Permanent Residence to Crypto Entrepreneurs

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, has weighed in the future of his country now that there is a formal proposal for making Bitcoin a legal tender, announcing complementary measures. Bukele mentioned yesterday on Twitter there would be no capital gains on Bitcoin earnings, and also highlighted the possibility of offering permanent residence to crypto […]

Two-Fifths of Australian Millennials Prefer Crypto Investments Over Real Estate

A report published by the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken shows that two-fifths of Australian millennials prefer to invest in cryptocurrency assets over real estate. The survey shows that a number of Australians are losing faith in traditional assets like gold, stocks, and real estate. Kraken’s Australia Managing Director: ‘Young Aussies Look for Other Options to Grow […]

While China’s Bitcoin Miners Flock to Central Asia Canaan Sets up ASIC Mining Rig Service in Kazakhstan

On Monday, the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturer Canaan Inc. announced the company has established an overseas after-sales center in Kazakhstan. According to Canaan, the service center will provide local customers with after-sales services like machine testing, warranty services, maintenance, and technical consultation. Chinese Miners Are Focused on Relocation, Canaan Opens Mining Rig Service Center […]

Clean Water Nonprofit Reveals Celebrity-Fueled Bitcoin Water Trust Initiative

On Friday, the well known nonprofit charitywater.org announced the launch of a celebrity-funded Bitcoin Water Trust initiative. The trust will be allowed to hold bitcoin donations to fund water projects worldwide until 2025. Charity Water Launches Bitcoin Water Trust A number of announcements were revealed at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and one announcement […]

US Pharmacy Chain Pharmcorx Accepts Cryptocurrency for Fast Covid Testing

Progressive Care, a company that operates a chain of pharmacies in the United States, has announced it’s now accepting cryptocurrency for its Covid-19 rapid testing services. Customers are welcome to pay with bitcoin for the quick tests offered at its Pharmcorx locations using a dedicated QR code. Pharmacies Offer Quick Covid Tests for Bitcoin Florida-based […]

Tony Hawk Purchased Bitcoin in 2012 After Reading About the Silk Road Marketplace

Tony Hawk, the American professional skateboarder often referred to as ‘Birdman,’ discussed bitcoin at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami and told the crowd he got into the crypto economy in 2012. Hawk said he heard about the crypto asset after reading about the Silk Road marketplace and at the time, he said to himself […]

Payments Firm Square May Build a Hardware Wallet, Dorsey Heckled at Bitcoin Conference Over Censorship

The cofounder of Twitter and the CEO of the payments firm Square, Jack Dorsey, has revealed his firm is contemplating creating a bitcoin hardware wallet in collaboration with the community. Dorsey revealed this in a tweetstorm and said he wanted to share some “guiding principles†concerning this possible venture. Dorsey: ‘Square Is Considering Making a […]

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele Plans to Declare Bitcoin Legal Tender Next Week

At the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, appeared via a Zoom presentation and noted that he plans to submit a bill next week that recognizes bitcoin as legal tender. Bukele revealed a partnership with the company Strike, a bitcoin payments firm launched by Jack Mallers. Progressive President Nayib Bukele Says […]

Amundi Executive Pascal Blanque Calls Cryptocurrencies a Farce

Pascal Blanque, CIO of Amundi, one of the biggest asset managers in Europe, has stated that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a farce, exposing its skeptical stance on the real value of cryptocurrencies. The investor stated that crypto assets are an expression of markets making bubbles and that investors should focus on other more logical […]

Localbitcoins Adds Bitcoin Cash and Other Cryptocurrencies as Payment Methods

Localbitcoins, one of the biggest P2P exchanges in the world, has added Bitcoin Cash and other cryptocurrencies as payment methods to acquire Bitcoin on its platform. This marks a clear departure from the earlier position of the company, which hadn’t added new payment methods and had remained Bitcoin-only for some time. Localbitcoins Adds Bitcoin Cash […]

Bank of Ghana ‘in the Advanced Stages of Introducing a Digital Currency’— Governor Repeats Anti-Cryptocurrency Claims

The governor of Ghana’s central bank, Ernest Addison, has said his institution is now “in the advanced stages of introducing a digital currency.†However, before its release into circulation, the digital currency—which is also known as the “e-cediâ€â€” will first have to go “through three phases.†Bank of Ghana’s Embrace of Emerging Fintechs In his […]

Payments Firm Square May Build a Hardware Wallet, Dorsey Heckled at Bitcoin Conference Over Censorship

The cofounder of Twitter and the CEO of the payments firm Square, Jack Dorsey, has revealed his firm is contemplating creating a bitcoin hardware wallet in collaboration with the community. Dorsey revealed this in a tweetstorm and said he wanted to share some “guiding principles†concerning this possible venture. Dorsey: ‘Square Is Considering Making a […]

South Korea’s Financial Regulator Holds Closed-Door Meeting With 20 Crypto Exchanges

Regional reports disclose South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) had a closed-door meeting with roughly 20 different cryptocurrency exchanges on June 3. The report highlights that virtual asset business operators (VASPs) that attended the meeting all had ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification. South Korean Regulator Holds a Closed-Door Meeting With 20 VASPs A report […]

Bank of Ghana ‘in the Advanced Stages of Introducing a Digital Currency’— Governor Repeats Anti-Cryptocurrency Claims

The governor of Ghana’s central bank, Ernest Addison, has said his institution is now “in the advanced stages of introducing a digital currency.†However, before its release into circulation, the digital currency—which is also known as the “e-cediâ€â€” will first have to go “through three phases.†Bank of Ghana’s Embrace of Emerging Fintechs In his […]

Crypto Consolidation Continues — Bitcoin’s Attempt to Rise Above Psychological Levels Falls Short

Digital currency markets have slid in value over the last 12 hours as the entire crypto-economy has lost over 7% during the last 24 hours. Bitcoin attempted to cross the $40k handle but was stopped at $39,490. Since then, bitcoin has dipped 7.3% during the early morning (EST) trading sessions on Friday. Bitcoin $40K Attempt […]

Bitcoin Dips as Elon Musk Tweets Broken Heart Emoji

The price of the leading cryptocurrency took a hit after billionaire Elon Musk mentioned Bitcoin in a new tweet hinting at a breakup. Musk’s latest crypto post, featuring a broken heart emoji and a reference to a Linkin Park song, effectively halted this week’s market rebound. Musk Tweet Pushes Bitcoin Price Down Before the Weekend […]

Why On-Chain Governance Is Critical for Blockchain Growth and Longevity

The decentralized properties that make blockchain architecture unique can also be its Achilles heel, demonstrating the importance of bringing network governance on-chain to promote a more inclusive and democratized consensus on network upgrades. Governance Transformation Is the Key To Unlocking Decentralization’s Innovative Potential There are many bitter arguments over blockchains, whether involving how they should […]

Cheap Power Is Creating a Bitcoin Mining Boom in Argentina

Argentina, the ailing South American country, is experiencing a cryptocurrency mining resurgence due to artificially low power rates maintained by subsidies from the national government. This fact, alongside exchange controls and the possibility of selling obtained assets at a higher exchange rate than the official one, is enticing more and more individuals to enter the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bitcoin Mining Operations Btc.top and Hashcow Cease Offering Services in China

Following some stern warnings from a few major trade associations and regulators in China, two prominent exchanges, Huobi and Okex, have stopped offering services to Chinese residents. After the two exchanges halted specific services to residents of mainland China, two bitcoin mining operations have also abandoned the country on Monday. Btc.top and Hashcow have suspended […]

South Korea’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Returns, BTC Prices Up 8% Higher Than Global Average

As cryptocurrency regulation heats up worldwide, South Korean officials have been increasing regulatory discussions concerning the swelling crypto economy. While digital currency markets like bitcoin have tumbled in value in recent times, global crypto market prices have increased across the board on Monday. In South Korea, crypto-assets like bitcoin are once again experiencing a ‘kimchi […]

USDC Attestations Run Late, Raising Alarms in the Crypto Community

USDC, the second most popular stablecoin in the cryptocurrency market, is late in releasing its attestations, which are documents that certify the number of dollars the custodian Centre holds in banks. The last attestation available for the currency dates back to February when the currency had a market cap of nine billion dollars. This fact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bitcoin Adoption Picks up Steam in Peru After Presidential Ballot

Peru, a country not commonly associated with bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, is experiencing a sizable surge in digital currency adoption following the first round of its presidential ballot process. The presidential candidate with the most vote support, Pedro Castillo, is known for his interventionist policies, so Peruvians might be preparing for what could be considered an […]

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 […]

Crypto Savings Platform Ledn Raises $30 Million in Latest Funding Round

Ledn, a cryptocurrency lending and savings platform based in Canada, has managed to raise $30 million in its latest funding round. The money raised will be used to expand its offer of lending products, and to expand its reach in more countries. Ledn could take advantage of the recent problems that Blockfi, one of its […]

$2.2 Billion Notional in BTC Options Set to Expire on Friday, Bitcoin Contango Has Returned

According to data from Skew Analytics, more than 55,000 bitcoin options contracts worth $2.2 billion will expire on Friday. Statistics further show, as far as options are concerned, Deribit captures the lion’s share of contracts with 48,469 bitcoin options contracts ($1.95 billion notional) set to expire. 55K in Bitcoin Option Set to Expire, Deribit Carries […]

Analyst Expects Bitcoin to ‘Grind Down’ to $15K, With a ‘Periodic Dead Cat Bounce’ Along the Way

An analyst from the biotech consulting group Biotechvalley Insights believes after bitcoin lost 53% from the crypto asset’s all-time high, “the party is clearly over.†The biotech consulting group analyst thinks crypto investors will witness a slow “grind down the slope of hope with a periodic dead cat bounce†and expects prices to drop to […]

Executives from China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Firms Speak About Regulatory Crackdown

During the course of the week, the cryptocurrency community has been focused on China and the country’s Financial Stability Board detailing that it aims to crack down on the bitcoin mining sector. Following the statements from Chinese officials and a few crypto businesses abandoning services in the region, executives from some of China’s largest bitcoin […]

Chia Is Eyeing to Launch an IPO This Year

Chia, a cryptocurrency project created in 2018 that uses storage for its consensus, is eyeing a public offering this year, according to statements from its COO, Gene Hoffman. The company just received an influx of investments that are pointing it to become the next ‘green bitcoin substitute,’ due to its relatively low energy consumption compared […]

Little Green Mining Hood or the Big Bad Wolf: Musk’s Sustainability Play

Recent announcements and actions by Elon Musk surrounding bitcoin mining sustainability raise questions about the reasoning and motivations of Tesla’s Technoking. Is it possible that Musk is playing a calculated marketing game to introduce a Tesla mining solution? The World of Bitcoin Mining According to Musk Once upon a time, for 49 days, the world […]

Chinese Traders Still a Major Influence the Crypto Market, According to Experts

Chinese traders still exert a major influence in the cryptocurrency market, even with all the distinct issues they must now face to operate. This is the opinion of several experts in the field that have weighed in on how the recent prohibitions and ban proposals from China are really affecting how Chinese bagholders that conduct […]

Spain Based Custodial Services to Report Ownership of Crypto Assets, According to New Law Draft

A new law draft approved just today by the Finance Commission of the Spanish Congress would make Spain-based custody services report the ownership of the cryptocurrencies under management. The law, which was stuck in Congress for some time, aims to close a gap in the legislation that allowed some users to bypass the requirements and […]

Beijing’s Distaste for Bitcoin Mining Spreads to Inner Mongolia, Miners Could Face a ‘Social Credit Blacklist’

Beijing’s recent crackdown on the cryptocurrency industry has found its way into Inner Mongolia according to a recent report. Inner Mongolian officials plan to introduce harsh penalties to bitcoin mining operations using the region’s grid without permission from authorities. New Rules Aim to ‘Punish Bitcoin Miners’ A regional report published by South China Morning Post’s […]

Analyst Expects Bitcoin to ‘Grind Down’ to $15K, With a ‘Periodic Dead Cat Bounce’ Along the Way

An analyst from the biotech consulting group Biotechvalley Insights believes after bitcoin lost 53% from the crypto asset’s all-time high, “the party is clearly over.†The biotech consulting group analyst thinks crypto investors will witness a slow “grind down the slope of hope with a periodic dead cat bounce†and expects prices to drop to […]

Chinese Firm Bit Mining Invests $9M to Build 100 Megawatt Bitcoin Farm in Kazakhstan

Shenzhen-based Bit Mining is planning to construct and operate a 100 MW crypto-mining data center in Kazakhstan. The project will be implemented in partnership with two local companies that will also provide the enterprise with an array of services. The total amount of the investment will exceed $9 million. Kazakhstan to Host New 100 MW […]

Bank of England Governor Bailey Says Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Dangerous’

Known for his reluctant stance on decentralized money, the Governor of Bank of England (BOA), Andrew Bailey, has recently taken his anti-crypto rhetoric up a notch. Speaking at a meeting with lawmakers in London, Bailey stated that cryptocurrencies are “dangerous.†Andrew Bailey Remains Sceptical About Cryptos “Crypto-assets,†as the central bank’s official labels bitcoin and […]

Vitalik Buterin Criticizes Elon Musk’s Idealistic Take on Cryptocurrency, Details Limits on Blockchain Scalability

Vitalik Buterin, one of the most renowned Ethereum founders, has rebuffed Elon Musk’s take on fixing cryptocurrencies in a new paper where he details the limits of blockchain scalability. Buterin touches on three subjects: storage, bandwidth, and computing power, commenting on their limits with today’s tech. Vitalik Buterin Criticizes Elon Musk’s Simplistic Take Vitalik Buterin, […]

Data Shows Bitcoin Addresses in Accumulation Captures Fresh New Highs

After bitcoin prices dipped to a low of $30,066 per unit last week, lots of people have been focused on the panic sellers. Meanwhile, when bitcoin prices plunged, the number of bitcoin addresses in accumulation tapped an all-time high at 545,115 addresses. Number of Bitcoin Accumulation Addresses Hit New Highs Bitcoin (BTC) prices slid from […]

Fund Manager One River Files SEC Prospectus for Carbon Neutral Bitcoin ETF

On Monday, the crypto asset fund manager One River filed a unique bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the Form S-1 filed, One River wants to list a carbon-neutral bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). One River’s Bitcoin ETF Aims to Provide a […]

USDC Attestations Run Late, Raising Alarms in the Crypto Community

USDC, the second most popular stablecoin in the cryptocurrency market, is late in releasing its attestations, which are documents that certify the number of dollars the custodian Centre holds in banks. The last attestation available for the currency dates back to February when the currency had a market cap of nine billion dollars. This fact […]

Vitalik Buterin Criticizes Elon Musk’s Idealistic Take on Cryptocurrency, Details Limits on Blockchain Scalability

Vitalik Buterin, one of the most renowned Ethereum founders, has rebuffed Elon Musk’s take on fixing cryptocurrencies in a new paper where he details the limits of blockchain scalability. Buterin touches on three subjects: storage, bandwidth, and computing power, commenting on their limits with today’s tech. Vitalik Buterin Criticizes Elon Musk’s Simplistic Take Vitalik Buterin, […]

BTC Mining Devices ‘Out of Stock’ Worldwide- 6 Chinese Mining Rig Makers Dominate the ASIC Industry in 2021

While bitcoin prices have slid in value and the high network difficulty, the leading crypto asset is still quite profitable to mine according to current data. Despite the profitability, these days there are only a few manufacturers producing application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) machines. Microbt, Bitmain Sell the Most Profitable Bitcoin Miners on the Market, But […]

Elon Musk Reaffirms His Crypto Allegiance

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Spacex, has, at last, reaffirmed his cryptocurrency allegiance, after a series of contradictory signals that collaborated with the market plunge this past week. Musk affirmed he ultimately favors cryptocurrency against fiat-issued money on Twitter, something that was seen as a clear rebuff from his earlier statements where he […]

Bitcoin Mining Operations Btc.top and Hashcow Cease Offering Services in China

Following some stern warnings from a few major trade associations and regulators in China, two prominent exchanges, Huobi and Okex, have stopped offering services to Chinese residents. After the two exchanges halted specific services to residents of mainland China, two bitcoin mining operations have also abandoned the country on Monday. Btc.top and Hashcow have suspended […]

South Korea’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Returns, BTC Prices Up 8% Higher Than Global Average

As cryptocurrency regulation heats up worldwide, South Korean officials have been increasing regulatory discussions concerning the swelling crypto economy. While digital currency markets like bitcoin have tumbled in value in recent times, global crypto market prices have increased across the board on Monday. In South Korea, crypto-assets like bitcoin are once again experiencing a ‘kimchi […]