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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Asset Marketplace Apifiny Prime Granted FINRA Broker-Dealer License Approval

On Thursday, Apifiny, a global digital asset trading and mining network, announced the company’s subsidiary Apifiny Prime has been granted a broker-dealer license from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The firm now joins the ranks of brokerage and exchange businesses like Coinbase, Etoro, and Circle. FINRA Grants Apifiny Prime a Broker-Dealer License The leading […]

America’s Fifth-Largest Banking Institution US Bank to Offer Cryptocurrency Custody

On April 27, the American bank holding company U.S. Bank revealed in a blog post that the financial institution plans to offer cryptocurrency custody services. The bank’s chief strategy officer for U.S. Bank Global Fund Services, Christine Waldron, says she is proud of her company’s steps toward blockchain and cryptocurrency practices. US Bank to Offer […]

OCC Grants Crypto Firm Paxos ‘Conditional Approval’ for US Bank Charter

The digital currency and stablecoin issuer Paxos has been granted conditional approval for a bank charter under the Paxos National Trust in New York. The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued a preliminary conditional approval which means the regulating entity still has to authorize the firm’s future banking plans. Paxos Granted Preliminary […]

US House Passes Bill Mandating SEC and CFTC to Establish Working Group Focused on Digital Assets

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a crypto-related bill introduced by pro-bitcoin Congressman Patrick McHenry. It requires the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to establish a working group focused on digital assets. Bill to ‘Ensure Collaboration Between Regulators and Private Sector’ on Cryptocurrency The U.S. House of […]

Bank of England and HM Treasury Launch a Central Bank Digital Currency Taskforce

Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Bank of England have revealed the establishment of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) taskforce. According to the announcement, the group’s purpose aims to explore a potential UK CBDC. UK Entities Invoke a CBDC Taskforce to Explore a Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have been popping […]

Crypto Markets Lose Hot Air, DOGE and BCH Skyrocket, 46% Chance ETH Hits $2,600 by May

Digital currency markets have seen some slight losses on Friday morning, as a great number of cryptocurrencies saw significant gains the day prior. Bitcoin dropped to a low of $60,042 during the early morning trading sessions shedding 3% during the last 24 hours. Crypto Markets Shed Some Value After Heating Up the Day Prior Bitcoin […]

Goldman Sachs to Offer ‘Full Spectrum’ of Bitcoin Investments

Goldman Sachs has revealed that it will be offering bitcoin investments to its wealth management clients. The investment bank reportedly plans to offer a “full spectrum†of bitcoin investments, “whether that’s through the physical bitcoin, derivatives or traditional investment vehicles.†Goldman Sachs to Begin Offering Bitcoin Investments to Wealthy Clients Goldman Sachs is the second […]

500 MW by 2025: Bitcoin Miner Greenidge and It’s Wholly-Owned Power Plant to Be Listed on Nasdaq

On Monday, the New York-based company Greenidge Generation Holdings revealed the business aims to be the first publicly-listed mining operation with a wholly-owned power plant. Greenidge expects to be publicly listed on Nasdaq via a merger with the firm Support.com. Greenidge Bitcoin Mining Operation and Gas Power Plant Plans to be Listed on Nasdaq Last […]

Stock Exchange SIX Aims to List Bitcoin on SDX, Crypto Trading Platform to Launch This Summer

On March 17, a report detailed that the digital exchange being developed by Switzerland’s principal stock exchange SIX is preparing to launch by the summer of 2021. The exchange called SIX Digital Exchange (SDX) reportedly will also offer bitcoin, alongside the possibility of non-fungible token (NFT) assets like tokenized works of art. SIX to Launch […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rick and Morty Creator Sells NFT Art Collection for Over $1 Million in Ether

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty has joined the growing trend of celebrity artists creating non-fungible token (NFT) artwork. After the animator released the collection called “The Best I Could Do†on the NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $1 million in ether. Justin […]

The US SEC Fines Shipchain $2 Million for Conducting an Unregistered Token Offering: Company Agrees to Cease Operations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cease and desist order against Shipchain and ordered it to pay a penalty of $2.05 million. Additionally, the regulator has directed Shipchain, a shipping and logistics company, to transfer Ship tokens in the possession or control of the company’s directors to a “fund administrator.†Unregistered […]

Barcelona FC Player Gerard Piqué Invests in Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Platform Sorare

The Barcelona FC captain has announced his official inception into the non-fungible token (NFT) industry by investing $4.3 million in the fantasy football platform Sorare. Barcelona FC Player Invests in NFT Fantasy Football Platform Sorare, Joins as Strategic Advisor According to Sifted, Gerard Piqué joined a seed extension round led by U.S.-based fund Cassius Family […]

Survey: There Is ‘Significant Room’ for the NFT Market to Grow Despite Widespread Lack of Knowledge Among People

A survey about non-fungible token (NFT) trends on crypto users revealed that 47% of correspondents had heard of NFT, and among these, 63% of them had only a basic understanding about it, while 57% of them had never used them. Survey Reveals Common User Has Just a Basic Understanding of NFT Market According to a […]

Acclaimed NFT Artist’s Blockchain-Backed Digital Art Auction Raises $3.5 Million

Blockchain-backed digital art is continuing to make waves and this week an artist who calls himself ‘Beeple’ raised $3.5 million during his latest non-fungible token (NFT) art collection auction. The “Everydays†collection auction included 21 original single edition Beeple pieces, a 100 piece series, and three open edition variations sold in five-minutes. During the first […]

Bitcoin on Exchanges Drop to Lows Not Seen Since 2018, Long-Term Holders Realize Profits

According to data, bitcoin balances on exchanges are shrinking a great deal and have dropped to levels not seen in two years. Arcane Research detailed that charts showing the number of bitcoin leaving exchanges has seen a sharp decline and has been “one of the main stories of the year.†Meanwhile, onchain metrics indicate a […]

Ron Paul Advises Bitcoin Proponents to ‘Be Vigilant’ of Government – ‘There’s Information Collected’

On December 5, the American author and retired politician, Ron Paul, joined the Stephan Livera Podcast episode 234 and discussed cryptocurrencies and bitcoin at great length. During the interview, the prominent libertarian said when bitcoin came out he was still in congress and he thought the most important thing to do at the time was […]

Ron Paul Advises Bitcoin Proponents to ‘Be Vigilant’ of Government ‘There’s Information Collected’

On December 5, the American author and retired politician, Ron Paul, joined the Stephan Livera Podcast episode 234 and discussed cryptocurrencies and bitcoin at great length. During the interview, the prominent libertarian said when bitcoin came out he was still in congress and he thought the most important thing to do at the time was […]

Blog Author Tipped $10,000 for Well Phrased Peer-to-Peer Cash Conviction

Following the Bitcoin Cash upgrade, the BCH proponent known as Mobtwo published a post on the read.cash blogging website called “Bitcoin Cash – Simple Fundamentals.†The editorial’s author says he wholeheartedly believes that BCH will one day overtake BTC in the long run. After the read.cash blog post published, Mobtwo’s article was tipped $10,000 worth […]

Market Update: Crypto Asset Prices Spike Massively, Speculators Claim ‘Altcoin Season’ Is Here

A number of crypto-asset markets saw significant gains on Saturday, as a myriad of digital assets spiked between 4-40% in value during the last 24 hours. The entire crypto market capitalization had risen above $540 billion, as top-ten coin values from the likes of bitcoin cash, cardano and XRP jumped massively in value. On Saturday, […]

Blog Author Tipped $10,000 for Well Phrased Peer-to-Peer Cash Conviction

Following the Bitcoin Cash upgrade, the BCH proponent known as Mobtwo published a post on the read.cash blogging website called “Bitcoin Cash – Simple Fundamentals.†The editorial’s author says he wholeheartedly believes that BCH will one day overtake BTC in the long run. After the read.cash blog post published, Mobtwo’s article was tipped $10,000 worth […]

Thai SEC Revises Net Capital Rules in Bid to Open Liquidity, Support Digital Asset Businesses: Report

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced changes to its net capital requirement rules for brokerages and securities firms, including those in the digital assets sector. According to a report by the Bangkok Post, the revised requirements are aimed at raising liquidity in the market and supporting the growth of new businesses, including cryptocurrency […]

Grayscale’s Crypto Assets Under Management Break $10B

In another sign of renewed exuberance in cryptocurrency markets, Grayscale Investments has broken above $10 billion in digital assets under management for the first time. Disclosed Tuesday evening, the New York-based firm now oversees $10.4 billion in assets including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, horizen, ether classic, litecoin, stellar, XRP and zcash. That’s up from $7.6 […]

ETH 2.0 Scheduled for December, Vitalik Deposits $1.4M Worth of Ether Into Phase 0 Contract

This December the cryptocurrency community may see the first introductory phase of the highly anticipated Ethereum 2.0 consensus change. On Wednesday, the Ethereum Foundation published ETH 2.0 specifications explaining how the genesis phase will be invoked. Moreover, on November 5, Ethereum’s cofounder Vitalik Buterin sent 3,200 ETH to the genesis phase deposit contract in order […]

Printing $1.7 Trillion for Climate Change: How Joe Biden’s Administration Aims to Push the ‘Green New Deal’

In 2020, the U.S. Federal Reserve has injected an enormous amount of U.S. dollars to special interests in the banking sector in order to combat the economic effects stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. This week the central bank published its financial stability report and the Fed discussed addressing climate change for the first time. A […]

Market Update: Bitcoin Spikes Over $16K, RSI Levels Warm Up, Price Retracts for Another Attempt

Digital currency markets have seen some decent gains this week, as the overall market valuation of all 7,000+ crypto assets is hovering above the $446 billion mark. Traders also watched the price of bitcoin jump above the $16k zone on Thursday for the first time since 2018. Bitcoin and a number of other crypto-assets have […]

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 […]

20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today— Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

Following the 21 coinbase rewards from 2010 spent on November 7, another long string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ mined a decade ago were transferred on Sunday morning. According to onchain data, the 20 block rewards from 2010 with 1,000 BTC were transferred at 4:02 a.m. EST. A ton of ‘zombie coins’ moved in 2020, after […]

Grin Network Victim of 51% Attack, Unknown Miner Commands 58% of the Hashrate

The privacy-centric cryptocurrency network Grin (GRIN) has been the victim of a 51% attack according to a number of reports. Allegedly an unknown entity gained control of over 57% of the network hashrate on Saturday. According to the Grin website, the team is recommending people wait for “extra confirmations on transactions for payment finality.†On […]

South Korean Crypto Firms Must Disclose Users’ Identities Under Planned Law Change

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) is seeking legal amendments that would make it mandatory for virtual asset service providers (VASPs) within the country to report the names of their customers. According to a press release from the financial watchdog on Wednesday, a proposed update to the Act on Reporting and Using Specified Financial Transaction […]

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Is More Valuable Than the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Reserves

At its current price per unit, the decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s market valuation has surpassed the overall value of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights market (SDR $281 billion). Since the massive global market rout on March 12, bitcoin has risen over 323% since the crypto asset’s $3,600 low in 2020. The price of […]

20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today— Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

Following the 21 coinbase rewards from 2010 spent on November 7, another long string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ mined a decade ago were transferred on Sunday morning. According to onchain data, the 20 block rewards from 2010 with 1,000 BTC were transferred at 4:02 a.m. EST. A ton of ‘zombie coins’ moved in 2020, after […]

Another Mysterious String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Mined in 2010 Moved Today

On November 7 at around 12:37 a.m. (EST), another string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ were moved for the first time since 2010. The peculiar movement stemmed from 20 blocks from 2010 with approximately 1,000 BTC spent ($15.5 million) in a single block. **Update 10:20 a.m. EST: Seven hours prior on Nov. 6, 2020, a 2010 […]

Bitcoin Price Spikes Over 9% as the Crypto Asset’s Value Nears $15K

The crypto economy has jumped over the $400 billion mark and is now hovering around $414 billion at the time of publication. The largest crypto asset in terms of market cap, bitcoin has climbed over 9% during the last 24 hours steadily marching toward the $15k zone. During the last 30 days, Bitcoin (BTC) has […]

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Is More Valuable Than the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Reserves

At its current price per unit, the decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s market valuation has surpassed the overall value of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights market (SDR $281 billion). Since the massive global market rout on March 12, bitcoin has risen over 323% since the crypto asset’s $3,600 low in 2020. The price of […]

ETH 2.0 Scheduled for December, Vitalik Deposits $1.4M Worth of Ether Into Phase 0 Contract

This December the cryptocurrency community may see the first introductory phase of the highly anticipated Ethereum 2.0 consensus change. On Wednesday, the Ethereum Foundation published ETH 2.0 specifications explaining how the genesis phase will be invoked. Moreover, on November 5, Ethereum’s cofounder Vitalik Buterin sent 3,200 ETH to the genesis phase deposit contract in order […]