Bank of Israel Drafts Model of a Digital Shekel

Bosnia and Herzegovina Is Preparing a Draft Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

Urban Tea Now Accepts Cryptocurrencies Including Dogecoin

Bank of Russia Tests Services Related to Cryptocurrencies

Russia’s central bank has examined three platforms offering crypto-related services. The projects have been tested in its regulatory sandbox in the course of 2020. Bank of Russia has received dozens of requests to pilot various financial services since it created the closed regulatory environment around three years ago. CBR Pilots 3 Crypto Projects in 2020 […]

Ukraine’s Public Radio Launches Podcast With an Episode on Bitcoin

In an attempt to expand and diversify its audience, the public radio of Ukraine has recently entered the world of podcasts. Listeners have been invited to choose among a variety of topics and genres. A podcast devoted to personal finance management and financial literacy kicks off with an episode about Bitcoin. New Radio Programs to […]

Iran Warns Crypto Investors Amid Ban on Bitcoin Mined Outside Its Borders

The Central Bank of Iran has issued a warning against unrestrained crypto trading and reminded investors that only cryptocurrencies minted by licensed miners in the Islamic Republic can be used under limited circumstances. Traders will bear full responsibility for the risks, the bank cautioned, although spending crypto on imports through approved banks and exchanges remains […]

Lega Serie A to Commemorate Historic Coppa Italia Final With NFTs

The governing body of the major professional soccer league in Italy, Lega Serie A, will release a special collection of NFTs in commemoration of Cup of Italy’s last match this year. The 2021 Coppa Italia Final is viewed as a historic event as Juventus and Atalanta prepare to clash for the trophy for the first […]

It’s Time: UFC to Launch Fan Token for Millions Around the World

UFC, the world’s largest MMA promotion, is preparing to mint its own token. The company, which has played a key role in the rise of the combat sport’s popularity, now wants to provide a growing fan base with access to exclusive content, rights, and rewards using blockchain technology. UFC Fan Token to Have a Maximum […]

Mogo Adds 146 ETH to Firm’s Balance Sheet, Plans to Turn 5% of Its Portfolio Into Crypto Assets

On Tuesday, the Nasdaq-listed Canadian company Mogo revealed the firm has purchased 146 ether at an average price of $2,780. The move follows the firm’s corporate investment in bitcoin, as well as offering bitcoin rewards for the company’s mortgage and card clients. The company plans to keep 5% of its balance sheet assets in digital […]

Bitcoin Depot Deploys Over 350 ATMs in the US, Global Number Exceeds 19,000

Cryptocurrency ATM operator Bitcoin Depot has launched 355 new teller machines across the United States. The announcement comes as the number of ATM locations supporting crypto-fiat exchange now exceeds 19,000 globally. US Company Bitcoin Depot Expands ATM Coverage in 40 States Bitcoin Depot, which runs a growing network of crypto teller machines in the U.S., […]

Young Koreans Less Keen on Crypto Taxation Than Older Generations, Poll Finds

Opponents of the government’s plan to tax gains from cryptocurrency trading outnumber supporters among South Koreans in their 20s, a new survey shows. Representatives of other age groups are more open to the proposed taxation of investments in virtual assets. Nearly Half of Young Koreans Reject Tax on Crypto Profits According to the poll, a […]

Report: Banking Giant Natwest to Refuse Service to Businesses That Accept Cryptocurrencies

The major retail and commercial financial institution National Westminster Bank (Natwest) has categorized cryptocurrencies as “high risk†and refuses to serve business customers who accept digital assets for payments. A Natwest board member, Morten Friis, explains the bank has no appetite for dealing with these types of customers as Natwest is taking a “cautious approach†[…]

Egypt’s Growing P2P Volumes Being Driven by Crypto Traders Under the Age of 34

A recent market report by Localbitcoins suggests that traders or holders under the age of 34 are driving crypto volumes in Egypt. This rise in Egyptian crypto transactions is evidenced by P2P data which shows the crypto asset’s weekly traded volumes averaging $205,000 in much of Q1 of 2021. The Premium on BTC In addition […]

Report: Banking Giant Natwest to Refuse Service to Businesses That Accept Cryptocurrencies

The major retail and commercial financial institution National Westminster Bank (Natwest) has categorized cryptocurrencies as “high risk†and refuses to serve business customers who accept digital assets for payments. A Natwest board member, Morten Friis, explains the bank has no appetite for dealing with these types of customers as Natwest is taking a “cautious approach†[…]

Another South African Company Reveals Plans to List a Crypto ETF on Local Stock Exchange

Fresh reports from South Africa suggest another local company, Sygnia, is set to apply to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) to list a new cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF). This application will be the second time Sygnia has attempted to list the crypto ETF. A similar application in 2017 was rejected by JSE on grounds that […]

South African Crypto Platform Revix Raises $4.1 Million

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

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

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

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

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

How African Users Can Buy and Trade Bitcoin Cash Without Facing KYC or Geoblocking Hurdles

Africa remains the home to a large proportion of the world’s population that is unbanked according to a 2017 World Bank Global Index survey. Many of those who are unbanked cite their lack of official identification particulars as one of the main reasons for their predicament. Cryptos Narrowing Financial Exclusion Gap Therefore, in their effort […]

Spanish Tax Authority Issues 14,800 Warning Letters to Cryptocurrency Holders

Spanish authorities are enforcing their tough stance on the cryptocurrency industry, and the national tax agency seems to be taking it very seriously. Now, the Hacienda issued 14,800 warning letters to Spaniards under their watch for allegedly having failed or need to declare crypto holdings. Fines Could Be ‘Over $5,900’ if a Crypto Holder Fails […]

Wildly Popular Live Casino Games from Evolution Now Available on Bitcoin.com’s Gaming Portal

Bitcoin Games adds live casino games and shows from the most sought-after gaming software provider. Play Live Casino Games with Real Dealers Bitcoin Games is a one-stop gaming portal for players to enjoy a variety of casino games playable with cryptocurrency. There is something for everyone – from slot lovers to jackpot chasers, the online […]

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 […]

Wildly Popular Live Casino Games from Evolution Now Available on Bitcoin.com’s Gaming Portal

Bitcoin Games adds live casino games and shows from the most sought-after gaming software provider. Play Live Casino Games with Real Dealers Bitcoin Games is a one-stop gaming portal for players to enjoy a variety of casino games playable with cryptocurrency. There is something for everyone – from slot lovers to jackpot chasers, the online […]

Another Hedge Fund Gets Crypto Exposure via Grayscale’s GBTC

Millennium, the U.S.-based alternative investment management firm, has become the latest hedge fund to get exposed to cryptocurrencies via Grayscale Investments’ bitcoin trust. However, the extent of Millennium’s exposure to the crypto asset has not been disclosed as both Millennium and Grayscale executives have refused to comment. Nevertheless, a report by The Street says two […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Kong Security Crackdown Leads to Record Capital Outflows— Residents Reportedly Used Cryptocurrencies to Move Funds

The Canadian anti-money laundering agency, Fintrac, says it recorded official capital inflows originating from Hong Kong that totaled more than $34 billion in the past year. The outflows, which are the highest since 2012 when the earliest Fintrac records are available, “are the first evidence of a significant flight of capital overseas from the Asian […]

African Migrants Are Turning to Cryptocurrency Platforms for ‘Low-Fee Remittances’

As central banks on the African continent fight to keep cryptocurrencies from going mainstream, many more migrant workers are increasingly turning to money-sending platforms that use cryptocurrencies when moving funds across borders. More Than Just an Investment Thus in addition to becoming a “hot investment for hedge funders and corporate moguls,†crypto-assets like bitcoin are […]

South African Companies Convert Cash Holdings Into BTC— Crypto Asset Is Hedge Against Devaluation

New reports emerging from South Africa suggest privately held firms are converting a portion of their cash holdings into bitcoin as they seek to hedge against currency devaluation. According to one report, an open-source software specialist firm, LSD Open, could well be the first South African company to make the bold step after it reportedly […]

Bank of International Settlements Chief Says Cryptocurrencies Being Used to Evade Laws- Advocates for More Regulation

Agustin Carstens, the general manager at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has claimed that cryptocurrencies are “used to evade laws and should therefore face more regulation.†Carstens, who has attacked bitcoin in the past, suggests that many crypto assets are “used to do some arbitrage, or to circumvent some regulations.†Carstens Repeats the Same […]

Russian Anti-Money Laundering Body Will Monitor Crypto to Fiat Transactions, Says Official

Herman Neglyad, the deputy of the Russian anti-money laundering body, Rosfinmonitoring, has said his organization will monitor cryptocurrency transactions that involve the conversion from crypto to fiat. Neglyad made this revelation during a recent meeting of the State Duma Committee on financial markets. Banks Already Cooperating According to a Russian news site, Regnum, the anti-money […]

Skrill Continues Its American Crypto Market Expansion by Partnering Up With Coinbase

By embedding Coinbase-powered solutions in its platform, Skrill adds 11 more American states to its service list, enabling more users to buy and sell cryptocurrencies easily. Integration Opens Doors for Paysafe’s Skrill Users to Instantly Buy and Sell Cryptocurrencies In another strategic move designed to grow its presence in the American cryptocurrency ecosystem, Paysafe’s digital […]

Bank of International Settlements Chief Says Cryptocurrencies Being Used to Evade Laws- Advocates for More Regulation

Agustin Carstens, the general manager at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has claimed that cryptocurrencies are “used to evade laws and should therefore face more regulation.†Carstens, who has attacked bitcoin in the past, suggests that many crypto assets are “used to do some arbitrage, or to circumvent some regulations.†Carstens Repeats the Same […]

Domestic and Foreign Buyers Acquired a ‘Tokenized’ Apartment in a Spanish City by Paying With Ethereum

National and foreign buyers acquired a “tokenized†apartment in Spain with ethereum, which involved a domestic crypto exchange and a real estate investment firm. The city of Sevilla was the scenario for the crypto deal between the parties. Transaction Was Worth Over $64,000 According to El Correo Web, the Spanish crypto exchange Criptan and the […]

John McAfee’s Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case

The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. The former antivirus tycoon’s bodyguard has pleaded not guilty to the alleged cryptocurrency fraud case. McAfee and Watson Jr. Are Accused of Having Built a ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme According to court documents, Jimmy Gale […]

John McAfee’s Bodyguard Pleads Not Guilty in the $13M Crypto Fraud Case

The legal tussle between the U.S. authorities and John McAfee continues as his associate Jimmy Watson has entered a plea. The former antivirus tycoon’s bodyguard has pleaded not guilty to the alleged cryptocurrency fraud case. McAfee and Watson Jr. Are Accused of Having Built a ‘Pump and Dump’ Scheme According to court documents, Jimmy Gale […]

Crypto Exchange FTX on the Verge of Winning Naming Rights for the Miami Heat’s Arena

Samuel Bankman-Fried’s FTX crypto exchange is reportedly one vote away from winning a naming-rights deal for the arena of the NBA’s Miami Heat. The deal, which is believed to be worth $135 million, is set to be approved on March 26 by the Miami-Dade County Commission. Miami-Dade to Get $5 Million a Year According to […]

UK Watchdog Bans Bitcoin Advert for ‘Irresponsibly’ Promoting Investments in the Crypto Asset

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Coinfloor’s bitcoin advert for “irresponsibly†promoting investments in the crypto asset. The watchdog claimed the crypto exchange’s marketing campaign had targeted pensioners who were “unlikely to know†much about the topic. ASA’s ruling comes after the regulator received two complaints concerning the advert. According to a […]

Harris Poll Data Shows 1 in 10 Americans Will Use Stimulus Checks to Buy Bitcoin and Ethereum

Following the recently published survey by Mizuho Securities that estimates roughly $24 billion from the $380 billion in direct stimulus checks will go toward bitcoin, a Harris Poll was released that estimates around 1 in 10 Americans have used stimulus checks to invest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. Recently Published Harris Poll Says 7% […]

Cryptocurrency and Stock Trading Platform Etoro Aims to Go Public Through a $10.4 Billion SPAC Deal

The online cryptocurrency and stock brokerage platform Etoro has announced the company is going public via a deal with a special purpose acquisition company called Fintech Acquisition Corp V. The Etoro merger is a $10.4 billion deal, backed by the banking entrepreneur and Fintech Acquisition Corp V chair Betsy Cohen. Etoro Enters a Special Purpose […]

Hedge Fund Manager Says Sell-off in US Treasury Bonds a Threat to ‘High-Flying Assets’ Like BTC

Hedge fund manager Bob Prince has warned that the recent sell-off in the U.S. government bond market could accelerate and this could “threaten high-flying assets†like cryptocurrencies and blank cheque companies. Prince, who is the co-CIO at Bridgewater Associates, links this looming downturn in the $21 trillion Treasury market to the improving economy as well, […]

Cryptocurrency and Stock Trading Platform Etoro Aims to Go Public Through a $10.4 Billion SPAC Deal

The online cryptocurrency and stock brokerage platform Etoro has announced the company is going public via a deal with a special purpose acquisition company called Fintech Acquisition Corp V. The Etoro merger is a $10.4 billion deal, backed by the banking entrepreneur and Fintech Acquisition Corp V chair Betsy Cohen. Etoro Enters a Special Purpose […]

Report: Covid-19 Caused 50% of Adults Aged Between 35 and 44 to Embrace Cryptocurrencies

A new study, which was undertaken by the Slovakian internet security company Eset, finds 50% of 35 to 44-year-olds have become involved in cryptocurrencies since the pandemic. The figure, the highest for any age group, underscores the role Covid-19 restrictions had in forcing citizens from six countries into embracing crypto assets. Changed Habits and Preferences […]

Spin to Win 10,000 Free Rounds in the Latest Tournament from Bitcoin Games

Win from a prize pool of 50,000 Free Spins in the newly launched tournament by Bitcoin Games 50 players will win loads of Free Spins on a game of their choice Online casinos are known to host regular promotions and tournaments that end up dishing out insane amounts of rewards. Prizes offered in casino tournaments, […]

Spin to Win 10,000 Free Rounds in the Latest Tournament from Bitcoin Games

Win from a prize pool of 50,000 Free Spins in the newly launched tournament by Bitcoin Games 50 players will win loads of Free Spins on a game of their choice Online casinos are known to host regular promotions and tournaments that end up dishing out insane amounts of rewards. Prizes offered in casino tournaments, […]

American Conservative Pundit Ben Shapiro Endorses Bitcoin Hinting at Libertarian Holy Grail

The highly popular right-wing commentator devoted a 15-minute Youtube video to inform his followers of the merits and potential that bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies, in general, as an anti-government monetary system. The grassroots embracement of bitcoin is the first of its kind in the alt-right American universe. Crypto Adoption is Taking a Surprising Right Turn in […]

Spanish Real Estate Agency Begins Accepting Bitcoin Payments for Properties in the Canary Islands

Crypto adoption keeps spreading among the real estate industry in Europe, specifically in Spain. Recently, a leading agency in the Canary Islands announced it would start accepting cryptocurrency payments. Firm Praises Bitcoin’s Decentralized Nature According to Digital Sevilla, Piso Barato Inmobiliaria, a Tenerife-based real estate firm, has enabled the feature that allows customers to acquire […]

JP Morgan Poll: 22% of Investors Say Their Institutions Likely to Trade or Invest in Cryptocurrencies

A recent JP Morgan poll found that 22% of the respondents said their respective organizations were likely to trade or to invest in cryptocurrencies. This figure (22%) is double the percentage of respondents (11%) who said yes when asked if their respective organizations were already trading or were invested in cryptocurrencies. The Institutional Embrace of […]

JP Morgan Poll: 22% of Investors Say Their Institutions Likely to Trade or Invest in Cryptocurrencies

A recent JP Morgan poll found that 22% of the respondents said their respective organizations were likely to trade or to invest in cryptocurrencies. This figure (22%) is double the percentage of respondents (11%) who said yes when asked if their respective organizations were already trading or were invested in cryptocurrencies. The Institutional Embrace of […]

John McAfee Indicted by DOJ Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud Charges

Tech entrepreneur and former anti-virus tycoon John McAfee has been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on money laundering and fraud charges. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the FBI unsealed the indictment charging McAfee and his associate Jimmy Watson with securities fraud. John McAfee Indicted by […]

Report: Asia’s Cryptocurrency Landscape the Most Active, Most Populous Region ‘Has an Outsize Role’

Recently, Messari Crypto Researcher, Mira Christanto published a report that looks into Asia’s cryptocurrency landscape in-depth, as 60% of the world’s population resides in the region. Christanto’s study shows that six out of the top ten largest cryptocurrency unicorns are located in Asia. Moreover, 98% of ethereum-based futures and 94% of bitcoin futures volumes stem […]

Spanish Real Estate Agency Offers an Apartment in Barcelona for Sale in Bitcoin- Taxes Must Be Paid in Fiat

A Spanish real estate platform has listed its first-ever property for sale for cryptocurrency. The offer is entirely online, and whoever wants to buy the apartment in Barcelona must pay in bitcoin. Anyone Interested Can Pay 3.5 BTC for the Property Per an official announcement, Idealista is seeking to sell its first property via BTC […]

Simplex and Skrill Broaden Cryptocurrency Convenience by Launching New Onramp Solutions

As enthusiasm for cryptocurrency mounts amid strong demand from retail and institutional investors, financial service providers Simplex and Skrill are building more inroads into the ecosystem, focusing on improving transactability and convenience. The digital payment services continue to expand the accessibility of the cryptocurrency landscape by backing direct token withdrawals and support for in-browser wallets. […]

Cryptocurrency Adoption Passes Another Milestone Surpassing 100 Million Users

According to a new study conducted by Crypto.com, the total number of global cryptocurrency users has surpassed 100 million for the first time ever. The study, which measured the cryptocurrency marketplace’s size using onchain metrics, survey analysis, and internal data, recorded 106 million cryptocurrency users in January 2021. January’s Bitcoin Rally Accumulated a 15.7% Jump […]

IMF Representative of Nigeria Calls for Caution Over the Use of Cryptocurrencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for Nigeria, Ari Aisen recently discussed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive that targets crypto entities. In remarks made during a special virtual press briefing, Aisen repeats some of the CBN’s claims that cryptocurrencies were being used “for illegal transactions such as money laundering and drug trafficking.†[…]

IMF Representative of Nigeria Calls for Caution Over the Use of Cryptocurrencies

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for Nigeria, Ari Aisen recently discussed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directive that targets crypto entities. In remarks made during a special virtual press briefing, Aisen repeats some of the CBN’s claims that cryptocurrencies were being used “for illegal transactions such as money laundering and drug trafficking.†[…]

‘Black Swan’ Author Pulls a 180- Nassim Taleb Says ‘Bitcoin’s a Failure, at Least for Now’

On February 12, the well known Lebanese-American essayist and risk analyst, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, declared that the leading digital currency bitcoin is a failure, at least for now. Cryptocurrency fans have been upset by Taleb’s recent statements, after it seems the renowned author has done a complete 180 after supporting the crypto asset for years. […]

Darknet Market Joker’s Stash Retires After Raking in $1 Billion in Cryptocurrencies

One of the largest darknet marketplaces for selling identity data and stolen credit card information, Joker’s Stash retired last month after making off with a cool $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Weeks ago, U.S. and European officials seized some of the web portal’s servers tied to Joker’s Stash site, but were unable to completely shut operations […]

2021 Crypto Market Stats Show a Number of Other Coins Gained More Than Bitcoin

During the end of 2020 and into 2021, a great number of digital assets have seen significant gains and the bearish season that followed 2017 has turned its course. Bitcoin touched an all-time price high on February 11, 2021, reaching $49k per coin and three-month stats show bitcoin is up 198%. Despite the phenomenal 90-day […]

Mysterious Address With $3 Billion in Dogecoin Sends Cryptic Binary Messages to Elon Musk

Ever since the infatuation between Elon Musk and the meme-based cryptocurrency dogecoin, a number of people have looked at the asset critically. News.Bitcoin.com recently reported on the mysterious dogecoin wallet that absorbed more than 27% of the coin’s supply since February 6, 2019. This week, the dogecoin wallet with $3 billion worth of the crypto […]

Europol Arrests 10 Members of a Sim Swapping Criminal Gang That Stole Cryptocurrencies Worth $100 Million

The European law enforcement agency, Europol, has arrested 10 people believed to be members of the criminal gang that stole cryptocurrencies with an estimated value of $100 million. The arrests follow an international investigation into a series of sim swapping attacks that occurred in 2020. According to Europol, this criminal gang had also targeted high-profile […]

Bit.com’s Daily Volume for Bitcoin Cash Options Doubled Every Day Since Launch

At the end of January, the Matrixport subsidiary and leading derivatives exchange Bit.com announced the introduction of bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. Following the launch, the daily 24-hour volume has exceeded expectations doubling every day ever since. During the last few years, there’s been a number of derivatives exchanges leveraging bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum […]

Retail Crypto Adoption Advances Amid Pandemic as Acceptance and Fungibility Broaden Value

While the rise in cryptocurrencies over the last year has been the source of excitement among advocates and consternation for its detractors, a look at prices alone hides the real value being unlocked within the ecosystem. Cryptocurrency’s Real Value Lies in its Use, Not Speculation With the pandemic weighing on the global economic outlook and […]

Bit.com’s Daily Volume for Bitcoin Cash Options Doubled Every Day Since Launch

At the end of January, the Matrixport subsidiary and leading derivatives exchange Bit.com announced the introduction of bitcoin cash perpetual swaps and options. Following the launch, the daily 24-hour volume has exceeded expectations doubling every day ever since. During the last few years, there’s been a number of derivatives exchanges leveraging bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum […]

Looming Legal Issues and Transparency Questions Fail to Dent Tether’s Momentum

Tether has never been more popular. A quick look at Coinmarketcap data underscores this point, with 24-hour trading volume in USDT (US dollar-denominated Tether) exceeding both Bitcoin and Ethereum combined. Users of the Legacy Stablecoin Show No Sign of Relenting A slow-rolling lawsuit brought by the New York attorney-general against Tether parent-company iFinex for fraud […]

An Aggregated List of Cryptocurrency ‘Fair Values’ in 2021 Gives a Different Perspective

During the last decade, cryptocurrency users have leveraged a number of coin market capitalization aggregators, in order to check in on a crypto asset’s price and the project’s overall market valuation. However, there’s also a number of crypto price aggregators that follow a different method of recording market caps, in contrast to multiplying the supply […]

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 […]

Soaring Sell Orders Contrast Sharply with Bitcoin’s Renewed Bull Run

Alongside the cryptocurrency’s meteoric climb over the back half of 2020 and early 2021, a curious phenomenon has unfolded; heightened profit-taking and conversion to fiat currencies. Data collected by Simplex, a fiat-crypto gateway, underscores this seemingly paradoxical development. A Curious Race to Convert Crypto to Fiat Has Accompanied Bitcoin’s Latest Drive Higher Sharing exclusive data […]

Report: Bitcoin Bull Run and Rising Awareness of Digital Currencies Led to a 20% Increase in Crypto Related Lawsuits in China

A report from China says as many as 872 lawsuits relating to cryptocurrencies were filed in the past year, a figure which is approximately 20% more than that of 2019. Using data obtained from the China Judgment Document Network (CJDN), the report shows that the province of Guangdong had the highest number with 106. Completing […]

Crypto Economy Shaves $100 Billion, Digital Asset Markets Recover Some Losses

Digital currency markets have dropped in value during the last two days as more than $100 billion was shaved off the entire crypto market valuation. Bitcoin slid to the lowest point of the year at $28,800 per unit on Thursday afternoon, and a number of other crypto-assets saw significant losses as well. Currently, as digital […]

Crypto Prices Consolidate, Handful of Altcoin Markets Pop, Bitcoin Accumulation Addresses Rise

The price of bitcoin and a number of digital assets have been consolidating this week, after a number of crypto markets dropped over 25% the week prior. The entire crypto-economy is hovering just below the $1 trillion mark at $987 billion, gaining 1.3% during the last 24 hours. Crypto Asset Markets Consolidate A good number […]

Steve Forbes Says Bitcoin’s Fixed Supply Limits Its Ability to ‘Meet the Needs of a Growing Economy’

American publisher Steve Forbes has attacked bitcoin’s fixed supply saying this feature actually curbs the ability of the crypto to “meet the needs of a growing economy.†He also argues that bitcoin cannot replace the dollar because it is presently too volatile to function as money. Forbes insists that money only works best if it […]

Argentine Billionaire Marcos Galperin Says Bitcoin a ‘Better Store of Value Than Gold’ as Officials Plan to Print More Pesos

Argentine billionaire and CEO of the e-commerce platform Mercado Libre, Marcos Galperin says bitcoin is a better store of value than gold. However, the billionaire thinks the crypto will not replace fiat currency due to what he terms the high “energy cost required to process its transfers.†Bitcoin Mining Energy Consumption Misconception Galperin, who has […]

Crypto Prices Show Signs of Recovery, Market Analyst Says ‘Bitcoin Remains in a Healthy Place’

Bitcoin and a number of other cryptocurrencies have regained some of the percentage losses they suffered this past Monday, as various crypto assets are up today between 5-25% in value. On Monday, the crypto economy dipped under the $800 billion handle after the entire market cap fell from its trillion-dollar valuation. Today, the overall market […]

Crypto Prices Show Signs of Recovery, Market Analyst Says ‘Bitcoin Remains in a Healthy Place’

Bitcoin and a number of other cryptocurrencies have regained some of the percentage losses they suffered this past Monday, as various crypto assets are up today between 5-25% in value. On Monday, the crypto economy dipped under the $800 billion handle after the entire market cap fell from its trillion-dollar valuation. Today, the overall market […]

First Mover: It Might Be Getting ‘Silly’ as Bitcoin Passes $39K, $40K, $41K

Bitcoin’s momentum showed few signs of slowing on Friday, as prices pushed to a new all-time high after blowing through $40,000 for the first time.  In traditional markets, Asian and European shares rose and U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open, as investors bet that a dismal jobs report expected early Friday from the Labor Department on […]

Why Is Bitcoin Going Up, and Will It Crash Soon? What’s Next as Price Doubles to $40K

Bitcoin’s prices reached all-time highs above $40,000 less than a month after breaking $20,000 for the first time. Since the start of the most recent rally, ostensibly begun in October, its value has increased fourfold.  So for pros and newbies alike, or if you want to be the cryptocurrency expert at your next Zoom party, […]

First Mover: $1 Trillion of Cryptocurrencies Shows Booming ‘Asset Class’

Bitcoin rose for a third straight day, pushing early Thursday to a new all-time high price above $38,000 and setting bullish traders’ sights on $40,000. “Momentum has been building over time, and it’s anyone’s guess where or when we might eventually top out,†Mati Greenspan, founder of the foreign-exchange and cryptocurrency analysis firm Quantum Economics, […]

Israeli Regulator Designates Utility Tokens Issued by Companies as Securities

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) recently ruled that utility tokens issued by companies are securities and, therefore, cannot be classified as assets. The ISA’s decision comes after Israeli tech startup Kirobo sought to convince the regulator that its planned token issuance did not amount to a security offering. Token Value Growth However, in response to […]