Avi Rosten

Interested in Bitcoin since 2016, Avi foolishly failed to purchase any. When he's not compulsively checking crypto prices, he enjoys running and calisthenics - and is an obsessive devotee of the Lord of the Rings.

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From Tom Brady to Crypto: Interview with Diginex Americas CEO Will McDonough

Will McDonough has one of the most interesting backgrounds in the crypto space. I spoke to Will about his story before crypto, why he got into the space, what will bring the institutions to crypto, and what’s in store for Diginex in 2019 and beyond.

FunFair Founder Jez San Explains His Journey From Bitcoin Maximalist to Ethereum Gambling Innovator

Jez San is a tech veteran. Founding Argonaut software as a teenager in the 1980s, he went on to pioneer 3D gaming on the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) and work on various classic nineties games, including Star Fox and Croc.   

Bitcoiner Udi Wertheimer: “Blockchains Are Expensive, Inefficient, Unintuitive. You Need a Good Reason to Use One.”

Udi Wertheimer describes himself as a Bitcoiner, coder, troll, adversarial thinker and toxic podcast host. I asked him some questions about Bitcoin, Blockchain and privacy.

“Crypto Data is a Mess”: CryptoCompare CPO Quynh Tran-Thanh Explains How They Are Ranking Exchanges

Crypto data is a mess. This was the standout message from Quynh Tran-Thanh, Chief Product Officer at CryptoCompare, during her talk at the company’s Digital Asset Summit yesterday (Jun 12) in London.

As Tether Premium Disappears, Bitfinex and Ethfinex Launch New IEO Platform: Tokinex

Today saw the announcement of a new IEO (Initial Exchange Offering Platform) from exchanges Bitfinex and Ethfinex.

CasperLabs’ Mrinal Manohar: “Proof of Work is Just Not an Efficient System”

CasperLabs is a relative newcomer to the crypto space, but with an impressive technical pedigree. We spoke with Mrinal Manohar, CEO of Adaptive Labs, Casper Labs’ parent company, to discuss the project.

eToro Launches New Crypto Exchange eToroX Along With Eight Fiat Stablecoins

Social investing platform eToro has today launched a new regulated digital asset exchange.

Ledger President Pascal Gauthier on the Bear Market, “Being Your Own Bank” and Ledger Vault

We spoke with Ledger President Pascal Gauthier about how the bear market has affected Ledger, their roadmap ahead and whether people are ready to “be their own bank.”

Canadian City Trialling Tax Payments in Crypto

A town in Ontario, Canada has voted to trial paying taxes in cryptocurrency.

XRP ETP Launched on Swiss Stock Exchange SIX

Switzwerland’s leading stock exchange SIX has today (Apr 2) listed the first ETP (Exchange Traded Product) which tracks the price of XRP.

Andreas M. Antonopoulos Announced as Keynote Speaker for CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit

CryptoCompare has announced its Digital Asset Summit 2019 along with an impressive roster of speakers - with Andreas M. Antonopoulos, a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts, delivering a keynote speech.

Giacomo Zucco Talks Bitcoin, Privacy and Why He Hates Coinbase

We interviewed Bitcoin consultant and educator Giacomo Zucco. We talked about Bitcoin, privacy, ETFs, crypto media and why he hates Coinbase.

Tax Deadline Approaching for Crypto Investors: Interview With BitTaxer President Brennan Snow

As the tax deadline is fast approaching in the US, we spoke with Brennan Snow, president and co-founder of BitTaxer - a company that makes it easy to file your crypto taxes.

Crypto Industry Body Global Digital Finance (GDF) Is Ramping up the Sector’s Self-regulation

Global Digital Finance (GDF),  the global industry body for the cryptoasset sector that exists to promote the adoption of best practices and conduct, has announced the appointment of a list of leading companies in the space to its Advisory Council.

AirSwap on WBTC, Regulation and Why Dexs Are the Future of Crypto

While the launch of WBTC hasn’t perhaps garnered the attention many expected, AirSwap, a decentralized, peer-to-peer trading network for Ethereum tokens, is a company that is trying to change that.    

Bitcoin Veteran Peter Todd: Reducing Bitcoin’s Block Size to 300KB Is a “Dumb Idea”

In this short interview, I asked bitcoin veteran Peter Todd a few questions about bitcoin, block sizes, what interests him in the space, and why he doesn't like smart contracts and Ethereum.

Bitcoin Price Crosses $4,000 for First Time in Six Weeks

Bitcoin (BTC) today extended its mini-bull run, crossing the significant $4,000 mark for the first time since January 9, according to data from CryptoCompare.

Pension Funds Join Morgan Creek's $40 Million VC Crypto Fund

Asset management firm Morgan Creek Digital announced today (Feb 12th) that it had secured $40 million for a new venture capital fund focused on blockchain and crypto investment.

Crypto News Trends in 2018: How Has the Landscape Changed?

In tandem with the cryptocurrency boom of late 2017 and early 2018, the industry has seen a corresponding surge in crypto news coverage. While mainstream media attention to the market highs and lows has soared, 2018 also saw a proliferation of new crypto-focussed news sites.

Criminals Demand $10 Million in Monero (XMR) in Norwegian Kidnapping Case

The wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman has been kidnapped, and those responsible are asking for the 9million EUR (10 million USD) ransom to be paid in privacy coin Monero (XMR).

Coinbase Exec Moves to Stablecoin Company TrustToken

Coinbase has seen another member of staff leave the company after a string of exists in recent months.

Bitcoin on the Front Page of The Times Ten Years Since Genesis Block

As Bitcoin celebrates ten years since the mining of the genesis block on the 3rd of January 2009, crypto exchange BitMex has marked the occasion with an advertisement on the front page of The Times thanking Satoshi Nakomoto for Bitcoin.

The UK FCA is Investigating 18 Companies Involved in Crypto Transactions

The UK’s financial regulatory body, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), has revealed that it is has ongoing investigations into 18 companies with respect to cryptocurrency transactions.

Crypto in Japan: FSA Says 190 Companies Looking to Register as Cryptocurrency Operators

The Japanese financial regulator, the FSA (Financial Services Agency) has recently revealed that more companies are seeking to enter Japanese crypto markets - with over 190 companies looking to register as cryptocurrency operators.

Mark Karpeles, Former CEO of Mt. Gox, Maintains Innocence in Closing Arguments

The former CEO of the now-defunct Mt Gox exchange has again told a Tokyo court that he is innocent in his closing arguments today (Dec 27th).

Crypto 2018 Google Trends: Bitcoin ETFs, Stablecoins and HODL vs. BUIDL

As a challenging year for crpyto comes to a close, we take a look at some of the top Google search trends for 2018.

UK Government and FCA Respond to Treasury Select Committee's Cryptoassets Report

  The UK Government and financial watchdog, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), have released their responses to September’s Treasury Select Committee report on cryptoassets.

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Facing Possible Ten-Year Prison Sentence

The Mt. Gox saga continues to unfold as Japanese prosecutors today (December 12th) sought a ten-year prison sentence for the former CEO of the notorious cryptocurrency exchange.

Live From Seoul: OKEx Announces Crypto Perpetual Swaps at NextGen Conference

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx today (Dec 3rd) officially announced the launch of a new Perpetual Swap product at its NextGen Conference in Seoul.

Vitalik Buterin on Enterprise Blockchains: “Totally Not the Point”

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin is not a fan of enterprise blockchains. Talking to Quartz at Devcon recently, the 24-year old cryptocurrency pioneer offered his two satoshis on several topics, expressing his particular disdain for the more centralized variants of the tech he helped promote.

The Many Deaths Of Bitcoin: How the Media Loves ‘Killing’ Crypto

As bitcoin and altcoin prices remain in the doldrums following a miserable period for crypto markets, it is perhaps unsurprising that mainstream financial media seem to be falling over themselves to disparage the cryptocurrency.  But this is by no means the first time bitcoin has been pronounced "dead."

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant to Attend niTROn Summit 2019 Hosted by TRON

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant will attend a blockchain summit in 2019. Hosted by TRON, the niTROn Summit 2019 is taking place in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center on January 17th and 18th, and aims to “break down industry barriers, explore potential blockchain solutions” and “share visions of the future” of the space.

Bitcoin Price Drops Below $5,000 for First Time Since October 2017

The price of bitcoin (BTC) has dropped below $5,000 for the first time in over a year. Seen as a key resistance level for the flagship cryptocurrency, bitcoin has seen a substantial sell-off in the last 24 hours – currently trading at $4,990 according to data from CryptoCompare.

Bitcoin Cash SV Jumps Above ABC as the Prices For Futures Converge

The two rival bitcoin cash futures tokens - BCH ABC and BCH SV - have seen their prices rapidly converge - with BCH SV briefly overtaking ABC this morning (Nov 14th).

XRP Up 18% As OKEx Adds Margin Trading

XRP has recorded some impressive gains in the last 24 hours, surging over 18% according to data from CryptoCompare.

Kyber CEO Talks About WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin) and its Potential to Impact Bitcoin and Ethereum

WBTC (Wrapped Bitcoin), an innovative new token that aims to bridge the gap between the Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains, launched on Oct 26th.

Crypto Pioneer David Chaum: “If Blockchain is to Reach its True Potential, it Needs to Become a Medium of Exchange”

Referred to as the “father of digital cash,” Chaum was one of the leaders of the “cypherpunk” movement of the 1980s and 90s. The founder of the International Association for Cryptologic research, he made the world’s first real foray into digital cash with the digital currency eCash and its corporation DigiCash. I sat down with him to discuss the problems facing the current set of crytpoassets, privacy in the age of social media, and what he believes is necessary for a cryptocurrency to gain mass adoption.

Bitfinex Releases Statement on Fiat Deposits After Panic Causes Bitcoin-Tether Premium to Hit All-Time-High

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has today (Oct 15th) released a statement addressing the pausing of fiat deposits on the exchange last Thursday (Oct 11th). The statements comes amidst an all-time-high Bitcoin price premium on Bitfinex of 11.28% as the lead image shows.

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for this week you can attend or monitor.

Bitcoin (BTC) Surges Nearly 6% in 12 Hours to Move Past $6,700

The price of bitcoin (BTC) has surged nearly 6% in under 12 hours - climbing to over $6,700 - as cryptocurrency markets across the board have shown signs of recovery.

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for next week you can attend or monitor.

Morgan Stanley Reportedly Set to Offer Bitcoin Swap Trading

Investment bank Morgan Stanley is reportedly planning to offer Bitcoin swap trading. According to an unnamed source talking to Bloomberg today, the New York City-based banking giant will offer investors the opportunity to bet on bitcoin-related derivatives using ‘price return swaps.’ Importantly these potential swaps do not involve trading the underlying asset - BTC - but are swaps tied to bitcoin futures contracts.

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events this week you can attend or monitor.

Bitcoin (BTC) Drops $400 in 90 Minutes to Dip Below $7,000: What’s Behind the Slide?

Bitcoin (BTC) has dropped suddenly this morning, as the cryptocurrency slumped in price by nearly $400 in under 90 minutes - according to data from CryptoCompare. Dropping from a price of nearly $7,390 at 9:35 UTC this morning, BTC dropped to a price of $6,993 at the time of writing - a drop of over 5% - before making a slight recovery to edge over the $7,000 mark once again.

Monero (XMR) Beating the Altcoin Market, Up 45% in Two Weeks

Privacy-focussed cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has recorded some particularly impressive gains in the last two weeks as the altcoin market has showed some signs of a steady recovery since mid-August.

CryptoCompare’s Exchange Review: Exchange Rankings, Fiat Trading, Trans-Fee Mining, DExs and More

CryptoCompare’s monthly exchange review takes an in-depth look at the fast-changing landscape of cryptocurrency exchanges - examining an array of features in the space from trading volumes, geographical distribution, acquisitions and news, fiat support to areas of exchange innovation such as Trans-Fee mining and decentralised exchanges.

Satoshi NakaVoto: Japanese City Experiments With Blockchain Voting

A new blockchain-powered voting system is has been trialled in the Japanese city of Tsukuba.  

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for this week you can attend or monitor:

August Google Trends Roundup: ETF Fever Continues, HODL vs. REKT, Bitcoin vs. Beyoncé and Altcoins

In our monthly Google trends roundup, we take a look at the continuing search interest for bitcoin ETFs, "HODL" vs. "REKT" searches, bitcoin vs. Beyonce and the changing altcoin landscape.

Bithumb to Reopen Account Registrations After Renewing Contract With Nonghyup Bank

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb will reportedly be re-opening new account registrations following a contract renewal with Nonghyup Bank.

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for the upcoming week you can attend or monitor.  

Wirex, the Cryptocurrency Payments Platform, Awarded E-money Licence by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Lack of regulation and more specifically approval from leading economies’ official regulatory bodies has been somewhat of a thorn in the side of the burgeoning cryptocurrency industry. This problem led co-founders Pavel Matveev and Dmitry Lazarichev of Wirex Limited, one of the space’s leading digital money payments platform, to apply for a UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) e-money licence. The licence, which was granted on August 20th this year (No: 902025), is a significant milestone for both Wirex and the industry as a whole.

WinMiner Aims to Bring Crypto Mining to the Masses

Cryptocurrency mining is often seen by the casual enthusiast or investor as one of the less accessible and more daunting areas of the crypto industry.

Tencent Reportedly Denies Any Involvement in Bitmain Pre-IPO

Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent has reportedly denied any investment in pre-Initial Public Offering (IPO) financing for Bitmain Technologies - the world’s largest producer of cryptocurrency mining hardware.

Head of BitConnect Asia Arrested in Delhi

In another twist in the saga of Asian cryptocurrency scams, the alleged head of operations for the failed cryptocurrency BitConnect has been arrested in Delhi.

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for this week you can attend or monitor

Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) to Launch Crypto Asset Trading by Year End

The Jamaica Stock Exchange announced today that it will be offering crypto-asset trading by the end of the year.

ICO Woes: Exit Scams Approach $100m as Median ICO ROI for Q2 Revealed to be -55%

New research published today shows some of the scale of the problems facing the ICO economy.

South African Rand (ZAR) and Turkish Lira (TRY) Tumbles Prompt Surge in Bitcoin (BTC) Volume

The South African Rand (ZAR) has joined the Turkish Lira early this morning as the latest currency to experience a massive hammering.

What’s on This Week in Crypto? Key Events, Hard Forks, ICOs and Airdrops

Want to get more involved in the crypto space? Here’s a small list of upcoming events for next week you can attend or monitor.

Volkswagen Group Confirm They Are Working on Using IOTA and Other Blockchain Tech in Their Cars

Leading car manufacturer Volskwagen AG are putting blockhain and crypto technology to real use in another significant endorsement from an industry giant.

ETH, XRP and LTC Slump to 2018 Low Following SEC ETF Postponement

Top Altcoins have taken a significant hit today as the price of ether (ETH), XRP and litecoin (LTC) all dropped to their lowest level for 2018.

Ledger Adds Raft of New Crypto-Assets

Ledger, the world’s leading cryptocurrency hardware company have announced the addition of several new crypto-assets to its service.

Crypto Gaining Legitimacy: DEA Says Bitcoin Speculation Now Dwarfs Criminal Use

Bitcoin has drastically shed it its status as the sole province of criminals, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Augur Being Used by Less Than 100 A Day, Despite $308m Valuation

Decentralised prediction markets platform Augur seems to be one of the most promising Ethereum DApps. Allowing users to create prediction markets for just about anything by buying ‘shares’ and staking ETH in the outcome of an event, the platform has seen a flurry of interesting and sometimes alarming bets – with money staked on everything from the price of ETH by the end of the year to whether President Donald Trump will die before 2020.

Goldman Sachs Becomes Latest Investment Bank to Explore Crypto Custody Service

Goldman Sachs are reportedly planning to offer custody for crypto funds.According to a report in Bloomberg, the leading Investment Bank are considering a plan that would see them holding crypto-securities on behalf of funds – with the goal of reducing client-risk in holding the investments and protecting funds from attacks.

One of Australia’s Top Tech Entrepreneurs is Planning a Crypto Bank

One of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs has said he wants to create Australia’s first crypto bank.

Tokenization Platforms Vs. Traditional Accounting: Why the Future is Decentralized

We take a look at tokenization platforms and how they stack up against traditional forms of accounting and why decentralization will be at the forefront of the future of accounting and asset management.

Exclusive Interview With John McAfee: "The Blockchain is Intended to Change Our Lives"

John McAfee needs little introduction. The cyber-security pioneer and crypto-advocate has become one of the biggest names in the cryptocurrency space and to many outside the blockchain industry he is the first crypto-personality they come across.

OKEx Confirms ‘Clawback’ On Huge $416m Bitcoin Position, Introducing New Measures

A massive bitcoin long position on OKex, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, that left futures traders vulnerable has prompted the exchange to launch new measures to combat similar situations in the future.

CryptoCompare’s July Exchange Review Takes A Deeper Look Into the Space

CryptoCompare, one of the leading cryptocurrency market data aggregators has published a new review looking at how exchanges have fared in July.

Coinbase Adds Support for GBP Deposits and Withdrawals

In a move that will make crypto purchases for UK customers far smoother, popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced today it has added support for pound sterling (GBP) deposits and withdrawal.

New Research: Bitcoin's Use in Commerce Has Plummeted Since Sep 2017

New data published today shows a significant slump in the amount of bitcoin actually used for goods and services in the last year.

Morgan Stanley Appoints Ex-Credit Suisse Banker as New Head of Digital Assets

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has appointed a new head to lead its digital asset markets.  

July Google Trends Roundup: ETF Fever, Bitcoin vs. Beyoncé, Altcoins and Exchanges

In our monthly google trends roundup, we take a look at the soaring search interest in bitcoin ETFs, how top altcoins trended, how bitcoin fared against searches for beyonce, and search interest in top cryptocurrency exchanges.

Verge (XVG) Set to be Added to Huobi Pro, Price Spikes

Anonymity-focussed cryptocurrency Verge (XVG) is set to be added to leading crypto exchange Huobi.

Thomson Reuters Partners With CryptoCompare for Cryptocurrency Data

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading news and information service for professional markets, has announced a partnership with CryptoCompare – the global cryptocurrency market data aggregator - to provide data for its Eikon financial platform.

Vietnamese Crypto Mining CEO Flees With $35 Million of Funds

A Vietnamese crypto-CEO has reportedly fled with over $35 million worth of investor funds in what appears to be yet another scam to hit Asia.

Vitalik Buterin: Too Much Emphasis on ETFs

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin believes that the excitement surrounding crypto ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) is misjudged.

Bulls Are Back In Town: Bitcoin Bounces Back From ETF Slump to Regain Over 4%

Bitcoin has bounced back by over 4% following a signficant slump this morning after the SEC rejected the Winklevoss ETF proposal.

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Mining Apps On Play Store

Google has updated its developer policies to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies on Android. 

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Loses $134m In First Quarter of 2018

Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital, a cryptocurrency and blockchain focussed merchant bank – has posted a loss of $134 million for the first quarter of 2018.

Blockchain Capital Partner Spencer Bogart is “Super Bullish on Crypto Right Now”

The partner of one of the blockchain industry’s pioneering VC firms is “super bullish” on crypto but believes that bitcoin is leading the pack.

New Crypto-tied Currency Launching in Venezuela on August 20th

Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, announced yesterday that the country will be launching a new version of its currency, the Bolivar, to be officially tied to its state-backed cryptocurrency – the Petro.

Bitcoin Google Trends Data: Is Anticipation of ETFs Driving the Price Up?

Bitcoin has been on somewhat of a mini-bull run in the last two weeks - and this week managed to break $8,000 for the first time since May. We take a look at some Google trends data for "bitcoin ETFs" and see how this compares to the anticipation of bitcoin futures in the autumn of 2017.

Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian: Bitcoin Is “Battle-Tested,” Still Heading for $20k This Year

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and VC Firm Initialized Capital, is sticking to his guns with respect to his optimistic outlook for the cryptocurrency space.

Bitcoin ETFs: SEC Postpones Decision on Direxion’s Proposals Until September

The SEC (the US Securities and Exchange Commission) has said today that it has deferred its decision on approval for fie bitcoin ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) until September.

Samsung Denies Partnership With Lithuanian Blockchain Start-up CoPay

In a strange turn of events electronics giant Samsung has denied any involvement with Lithuanian blockchain startup CoPay – after reports circulated widely last week that the two companies were partnering.

BitTorrent Officially Confirms its Acquisition by TRON

Peer-to-peer pioneer, BitTorrent Inc. – the company behind the enormously popular µTorrent file-sharing client – has officially announced that it has been acquired by TRON.

Bull Run Imminent? Bitcoin Dominating Altcoins After Completing Full Week Above 50-Day Moving Average

Bitcoin (BTC) seems to be at somewhat of a crossroads following a mini-bull run to break the $7,000-mark last week. Several data points however, show that the cryptocurrency might be on the verge of further gains as it seems to be outstripping major altcoins significantly in recent weeks.

Coinbase Ads Return to Google, Instagram in Significant Policy Reversal

In yet another positive development for bitcoin and the entire crypto space, Google have reversed their stance on their ban of crypto ads.

City of Nanjing Launches New $1.5bn Blockchain Fund

The Chinese blockchain economy has received a significant boost as it was announced that the city of Nanjing is launching a 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) investment fund to nurture public blockchain projects in the country.


Treasure ICO? Company Claiming Discovery of $133bn of Gold in Shipwreck is Launching a Cryptocurrency

In what seems to be a fascinating world-first for the crypto space – a new treasure-backed ICO might be on the cards. Shinil Group, a Korean company claiming it has discovered $133bn (150 trillion Won) of gold in the wreckage of a 113-year old Russian cruiser, has said it is launching an ICO.

Cloud-Mining Company Hashflare Have Terminated Bitcoin Mining Contracts

Cloud-mining company Hashflare have told users that they have terminated all active bitcoin mining contracts because they are no longer profitable.

UK Takes Step Closer to Framework for Legal Smart Contracts

In a significant endorsement of blockchain technology, the UK Law Commission - the independent government-appointed body that suggests regular reforms to the country’s laws - has said that it is actively researching smart contracts in a legal context

OKEx to Launch New Platform for Security Tokens in Malta

OKEx, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has announced a venture in partnership with the Malta Stock Exchange to launch a new platform for listing and trading security tokens.

HSBC "Cautiously” Investigating Use Cases for Crypto

With banks all over the world taking sides on the growing cryptocurrency industry, HSBC have said that they are “cautiously” interested in the space.

Cryptos a "Solution in Search of a Problem," Says Billionaire Investor Ken Griffin

With hedge fund billionaires on all sides chipping on the state of cryptocurrency markets, one such investor has been keen to place himself firmly in the sceptical camp. Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of Citadel Investment Group, today made it perfectly clear that he was not an admirer of the booming cryptocurrency industry

Bitcoin Price Jumps 8% in Less than 40 Minutes to Break Crucial $7k Mark

Bitcoin has just seen its price jump more than 8% in less than 40 minutes to break what many have seen as the crucial $7,000 mark.

Goldman Sachs Confirms Appointment of Crypto-Friendly CEO

Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs have today confirmed the appointment of a new crypto-friendly CEO.

Augur Transaction Volume Exceeds $1.5 Million One Week from Launch

Augur, the decentralised platform for prediction markets, has seen a sizeable amount of money flow through the site since its launch last week.

Hodl Your Horses: BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink Clarifies Position on Crypto

Laurence Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has been quick to clarify the firm’s position on the crypto industry following reports last night that they have set up a team to examine blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Kodak-Branded Crypto Mining Scheme Collapses

The Kodak-branded cryptocurrency mining scheme labelled by many as a "scam" has officially been shelved.

Global Financial Regulator Says Crypto Assets Pose “No Material Risk” to Financial Stability

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the global regulator that advises the G20 – Group of 20 Economies - on financial regulation, has today published a framework for monitoring the risks of crypto assets.

Bitcoin Price Spikes After Lowest Volatility Since All Time High

The price of bitcoin (BTC) has spiked nearly 3% in under 2 hours this morning, following a prolonged period of low volatility - its lowest since the all-time high in December 2017.

“Absolute Exodus” of Talent From Big Tech to Crypto Says Polychain CEO

The world’s top tech companies might be experiencing a serious talent drain to crypto. According to the CEO of Polychain - the world’s largest cryptocurrency investment firm – tech industry titans such as Google, Facebook and Linkedin are now seeing some of their top talent leave to join the fast-growing world of crypto startups.

Texas Securities Board Issues Cease and Desist to Five Crypto Companies

The Texas State Securities Board, the body responsible for regulating securities in the region, has issued an “Emergency Cease and Desist Order” to five crypto companies it alleges are illegally and fraudulently offering investments to Texas residents.

Crypto.com CEO: Bitcoin Price Decline Good for the Market

The CEO of Monaco, the cryptocurrency credit card company that last week bought the domain crypto.com, believes that the substantial dip in the price of bitcoin and other cryptos is healthy for the market.

$1.5 billion: Chinese Police Arrest Hundreds in Illegal Crypto Sports Betting Scandal

Yet another enormous Chinese crypto scandal has apparently been exposed as authorities have shut down an illegal online gambling site in a major arrest.

Ledger Catching Eye of Google, Samsung Ahead of Next Funding Round

Ledger, the world’s foremost cryptocurrency hardware company, is reportedly attracting some very high-profile interest ahead of its new funding round.

World’s First ICCO – Initial Convertible Coin Offering – Launched in Malta

The crypto world has just added another initialism to its ever-increasing list with the announcement of the world’s first ICCO – Initial Convertible Coin Offering – launched today in Malta.

Augur (REP) the Decentralised Prediction Market Goes Live

Augur, the decentralised platform for prediction markets, announced yesterday that it has officially launched.

Ledger Announces New Ledger Live App for Desktop

Ledger, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency hardware companies, has announced a new software application to manage crypto assets.

Weekly Roundup: Bitcoin Surges, Europe's Largest ETF Trader Enters Crypto, $12bn Bitmain Valuation

The news this week was a notable improvement upon recent weeks, with several positive developments for the industry. With Bitcoin jumping significantly in price, Europe's largest ETF trader moving into crypto markets and bitcoin mining giant Bitmain reportedly valued at $12 Billion. However, India's Supreme Court moved forward with its crypto ban.

South Korean Central Bank Says Cryptos Pose Limited Threat to Financial Markets

The South Korean Central Bank – BOK (Bank of Korea) - has said that cryptocurrency markets do not pose a significant threat to local financial markets in another positive development for the country's crypto industry.

FINRA Asks Firms to Notify Them About Crypto Activities

FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) - the self-regulatory body responsible for US brokerage firms and exchanges has issued a request for members to submit information about their crypto activities.

“Buffett Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About With Crypto”: Exclusive Interview with Glen Goodman, The Shares Guy

Glen Goodman - a.k.a The Shares Guy - is a former Business Correspondent for the BBC and ITV. Glen made headlines for his “Little Short” - netting £100,000 during the financial crisis of 08-09 after betting that the market would crash. Now a crypto-investor and educator with over 270,000 likes on Facebook, I talk to Glen about parallels with the 2008 crisis, his opinion on the future of the crypto space, and how blockchain and crypto reporting stack up against “mainstream” financial media.

China's Crackdown: Yuan-Bitcoin Trading Down to 1% Of Global Total

New data has shown that the Chinese Yuan now accounts for less than 1% of global bitcoin trades - after the crackdown by Chinese authorities on the country’s cryptocurrency industry in recent months.

Binance CEO Zhao Changpeng Expects Up to $1 Billion Profit for 2018

The world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange - Binance - expects net profits to reach up to $1 billion this year according to founder and CEO Zhao Changpeng.

Sought-After Crypto.com Domain Finally Sold for Millions

The highly sought-after domain crypto.com has finally been sold to cryptocurrency credit card company Monaco in a deal reportedly worth millions of dollars.  

Crypto Billionaire in Secret Recording: “Binance and TRON are scammers, NEO Worthless”

A secret recording of a Chinese crypto billionaire slamming many top cryptocurrencies has come to light, trashing several of the top players in the space.

Tom Lee Still Bullish: Bitcoin (BTC) Has Historically Traded at 2.5x Mining Difficulty

Famous bitcoin bull and financial analyst Tom Lee has again offered his two satoshis on the state of bitcoin - this time taking a longer-term perspective on the crypto market.

Shapeshift Adds Binance Coin (BNB)

Binance exchange’s coin - BNB - has received a significant boost today as Shapeshift exchange have announced the addition of the token to their platform.

Founders of Alleged $211 Million Turcoin Ponzi Scheme Arrested

The founders of the allegedly fraudulent cryptocurrency Turcoin have been arrested after the scheme was revealed last month to be an apparent Ponzi scheme.

Japanese Man Sentenced to Jail for Cryptojacking

A man has been sentenced to a year’s jail for ‘cryptojacking’ in a first-of-its kind case for Japan.

June Google Trends Roundup: EOS and NEO trending strongly, bitcoin vs. Beyoncé and Exchange Interest Bottoms

In our monthly google trends roundup, we take a look at how top altcoins trended, how bitcoin fared against searches for beyonce, and search interest in top cryptocurrency exchanges/

Coinbase Officially Opens Custody Service for Institutions

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has announced today that its Coinbase Custody service for institutional investors in now officially open - in a significant move for the industry as a whole.

Weekly Roundup: 250m Tether grant, Bitcoin Rally, “Trans-fee mining” Exchanges Take out Binance

This week saw several interesting developments for exchanges while bitcoin dropped below the $6,000 mark, nearly reaching an eight-month low. New “trans-fee mining” exchanges hit the headlines for topping the trading volume rankings, Tether was also in the news a lot this week as it granted $250m and a report questioning the stablecoin’s trading on Kraken exchange stirred the crypto community.

BTCC - One of The World’s Oldest Exchanges - Announces Relaunch

Cryptocurrency exchange BTCC - one of the world’s oldest exchanges - has announced today that it is relaunching its platform, with plans to issue its own token in “the next few months.”

Crypto Exchange CoinEx Sees Trading Volume Surge 24,000% After Adopting Trans-Fee Mining

CoinEx has become the latest cryptocurrency exchange to soar to the top of the volume rankings after adopting the controversial new “trans-fee” mining model.

Japanese Messaging Giant Line Corp Shows Faith in Crypto With New Exchange

Japan’s largest messaging comapny - Line Corp - has announced that is launching a new cryptocurrency exchange next month to be based in Singapore.

New Research Suggests Suspicious Tether (USDT) Trading on Kraken Exchange

New research published today has highlighted what appears to be highly unusual trading of the stablecoin -Tether (USDT) - on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange.

Bank of England Warns of “Reputational Risks” of Crypto, UK Industry Responds

The Bank of England (BoE) has today issued a letter warning CEOs of banks, insurance and investment firms of the risks associated with crypto-assets - prompting a response from the UK crypto industry.

Crypto VC Firm to Invest $87m in US Blockchain Startups

A new venture capital project that will invest $87m in blockchain startups is set to launch for the US market.

Crypto Bear Robert Shiller: “Bitcoin is a Remarkable Social Phenomenon”

Robert Shiller, the Nobel prize winning economist and famous bitcoin bear has made some unusually positive comments about bitcoin, describing the world’s leading cryptocurrency as a “remarkable social phenomenon.”

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EOS Drama Continues As Heated Exchange With Block Producer Emerges

The ongoing drama surrounding the EOS platform’s controversial consensus mechanism took another interesting turn today - as a screenshot apparently showing a conversation with an EOS block producer (BP) has emerged.

New Blockchain-Powered Exchange Announced for Singapore

A new private blockchain-powered exchange has been announced, with the potential to substantially improve trading in private securities.

Two New Exchanges Are Now Trading More Than Binance

Two new cryptocurrency exchanges are now trading more than than Binance - showing a significantly larger 24-hour trading volume than the world’s leading exchange.

Dogecoin Has Been Processing More Than Three Times The Transactions of BCH

Dogecoin (DOGE), the dog-themed cryptocurrency whose founder claims he created it as a joke, has recently processed transactions outnumbering those of bitcoin cash (BCH) by more than three-to-one.

Vitalik Buterin vs. Daniel Larimer on EOS: Is all ‘Centralization’ the Same?

The extent to which the EOS platform is centralized is causing great debate within the crypto community. Yesterday, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin weighed in on the issue - prompting an interesting response from EOS CTO Daniel Larimer. Their Twitter thread highlights an important question: "How do you define Centralization?"

Weekly Roundup: Hacks, Acquisitions, Threats and MtGox to Stop Selling

Much of the news this week focused on exchanges, early on in the week, eccentric crypto-advocate John McAfee announced he would stop promoting ICOs to his huge twitter-base due to SEC “threats.” South Korean exchange Bithumb suffered a $30m hack and Coinbase accused of stealing customer funds - many early crypto investors were relieved at the news that a Japanese Court has reclassified the infamous Mt Gox case meaning that investors can be compensated in Bitcoin.

Tether (USDT) Grants $250m

A major development for Tether has just been reported - as the stablecoin granted $250 million of USDT this afternoon.

“Majority of Customers Paying Exorbitant Fees”: Robinhood CEO on Crypto Charges

The co-CEO of Robinhood, the on-line broker and crypto trading app which has enjoyed a stellar rise in recent months, has explained their overall strategy for cryptocurrencies - remarking that most customers pay “exorbitant” fees with existing wallets and exchanges.

John McAfee Spiked and Left for Dead

The seemingly never-ending drama surrounding crypto advocate John McAfee took a turn for the sinister today as the famous personality said an attempt on his life has been made.

“The Airbnb of Investment Funds”: Exclusive Interview With CoTrader CEO Gary Bernstein

CoTrader bills itself as the world’s first trustless investment plaform. The Tel-Aviv based start-up has an ambitious goal: to disrupt the $85 trillion global investment funds industry with blockchain technology. To get my head around the core concept, to understand why it could be a very disruptive platform, and to find out his opinion on the future of the space, I spoke with Gary Bernstein - CoTrader’s founder and CEO:

Bittrex to Add ETH-USD Pair As It Expands Fiat Offerings

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has announced that it is expanding its fiat-pair offerings - adding ETH-USD trading to its platform.

Crypto Facilities Announces Litecoin Futures Trading

London-based cryptocurrency exchange Crypto Facilities have announced today that they are launching a Litecoin derivative product.

Rare Art Labs Announces R.A.R.E. Digital Art Marketplace Beta Launch With 6 ETH Giveaway

Rare Art Labs, the creators of the R.A.R.E. Network: an ETH-Based blockchain network for artists and collectors to trade rare digital art, have announced an ETH giveaway to celebrate the release of their R.A.R.E Digital Art Marketplace beta on June 26th.

Trading Firm President: Low Volatility in BTC Might Mean Bottom is Forming, Altcoins Support Trend

A prominent market analyst has argued that the bitcoin market may be forming a bottom as the cryptocurrency’s volatility is decreasing.

New Survey: Wealthy Millenials Very Interested in Crypto

A new survey has today shown that young wealthy people are increasingly interested in the cryptocurrency space.

John McAfee To Stop Promoting ICOs After “Threats” From SEC

John Mcafee, the eccentric crypto-advocate and cyber-security pioneer, has said today that he will no longer be promoting ICOS due to “threats” from the SEC.

“A Question of When Not If”: Xapo President on Bitcoin as the Global Reserve Currency

Ted Rogers, president of bitcoin wallet and debit-card provider Xapo, has in no uncertain terms said that bitcoin will one day become the world’s reserve currency.

$211 Million: Turkish Cryptocurrency Execs Flee Country In Another Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Another cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme seems to have come to light today, after company executives of Turkey’s first cryptocurrency have reportedly fled the country with 1 billion Turkish Lira - $211 million worth - of defrauded funds.

Weekly Roundup: Relief from the SEC, ETH Classic Gets a Boost, and EOS Goes Live (Just)

This week was altogether more positive for the industry, giving investors some much-needed moments of relief from the bearish atmosphere gripping the markets. The major news of the week came from the SEC with their statement on Thursday that they deem bitcoin and ethereum to not be securities. With Binance announcing Euro-crypto pairs, Eth classic surging 20% after Coinbase announced plans to add support, and EOS going live the broader market also seemed to be gaining traction.

eToro Adds Cardano but Market Still Bearish

eToro, the world’s leading social trading platform has announced that it is expanding its cryptocurrency offerings, adding Cardano (ADA) to the ten crypto-assets listed on the site.

Exclusive: Genesis Mining on Future of Crypto Mining, Green Energy and Why Blockchain Isn’t for All

I spoke with Genesis Mining's Paolo Fiorio at the CryptoCompare MJAC London Blockchain Summit last week about the future of cryptocurrency mining, why some businesses should ignore blockchain, and how mining can be environmentally sustainable.

Genesis Mining Announces New Mining Contracts

With the release of new mining contracts from Genesis Mining, we take a brief look at the state of cryptocurrency mining economics and who can benefit from cloud mining solutions.

CEO of Robinhood: Sovereign Nations Will Adopt Crypto as Their Default Currency

The co-CEO of Robinhood, the popular on-line broker and crypto trading app, has made some very positive predictions for the crypto space - remarking yesterday that he sees sovereign nations adopting cryptocurrencies as their default currencies.

Ethereum Co-Founder: Blockchain Will be “Orders of Magnitude More Disruptive” Than Dotcom Boom

Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum, has today lauded the enormous potential of blockchain, describing the technology as “orders of magnitude more disruptive” than the dotcom boom and bust of the 1990s.

Ran Neu-Ner: More Dips May Come, but Crypto Market Will One Day Hit $20trn

Cryptocurrency trader Ran Neu-Ner believes that the bitcoin may hit new lows, but that long-term the market is still in its infancy. In a broad-ranging conversation on CNBC’s Fast Money yesterday, the CEO of blockchain investment company Onchain Capital, offered some insight into the current state of the bitcoin market.

Potcoin Price and Twitter Followers Surge After Dennis Rodman’s CNN Endorsement

The cannabis-based cryptocurrency - Potcoin - has seen its price and social media following spike after former NBA star-turned diplomat Dennis Rodman appeared last night on CNN wearing a Potcoin t-shirt.

Tim Draper-Backed Project Tezos Provokes Community Again With KYC Requirement

The community involved in Tezos, an ICO designed to improve blockchain governance and encourage innovation, have voiced their dissatisfaction after the project announced that investors will have to undergo KYC (Know Your Customer) checks in order to access their tokens.

UK Financial Regulator Issues Advice to Banks About Crypto Risks

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, has sent a letter today to banks to advise them about the risks and proper conduct with respect to cryptocurrencies.

Weekly Roundup: Hacks, Exchange Innovation, EOS Mainnet, and Faltering Markets

A major trend in this week’s news was crypto security - with Bitfinex suffering a DDoS attack early in the week and South Korean exchange Coinrail experiencing an expensive hack that might have led to a tumble in crypto prices. In more positive news for exchanges, Coinbase announced acquisitions that are a major step towards offering SEC-regulated crypto securities, while BitMex announced EOS futures contracts - ahead of the EOS Mainnet Launch - given the go-ahead by the community over the weekend. Here are the top stories in crypto last week.

Binance Set to Offer Euro-Crypto Pairs

Binance, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, is set to offer cryptocurrency trading pairs with the Euro. According to the report in Bloomberg, Binance CEO Zhao Changpeng told the news site that the exchange will offer Euro-crypto trading later in the year from its planned European base in Malta - announced in March.

Over $20m of ETH Stolen After Hackers Exploit Insecure Ethereum Clients

Security researchers at Chinese cyber-security company Qihoo’s 360 netlab have noticed what appears to be a massive theft of Ether - worth over $20m at the time of writing. As reported in thehackernews, researchers from the lab in March pointed out a very small theft of just under 4 ETH by a group of cybercriminals who were scanning the internet to find insecure Ethereum nodes running the Geth client.  

New Research: 90% of Bitcoin Cash Not Used for Transactions

New research published today shows that bitcoin cash (BCH) is actually used far less for transactions than its rival bitcoin (BTC).

Police in the Phillipines Arrest Eight in Yet Another Bitcoin Scam

Phillipine Police have arrested eight suspects in a multi-million dollar bitcoin fraud as yet another cryptocurrency scam has come to light.

Crypto Mining Giant Bitmain Considering an IPO

Bitmain - the world’s leading producer of cryptocurrency mining chips - is considering an IPO.

Bitfinex Exchange Suffers Outages Amid Cyber Attack

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has experienced several outages as it seems to have suffered from an attack today.

Enron Short Seller Jim Chanos Calls Bitcoin a “Libertarian Fantasy”

Jim Chanos, the investment manager who famously predicted the collapse of Enron Corp, has poured scorn on digital currencies in another disparaging assessment from the world of traditional finance.

CEO of Binance Labs Wants the ICO Bubble to Burst

Ella Zhang, CEO of Binance Labs - the cryptocurrency exchange’s blockchain incubator - is looking forward to when the ICO bubble eventually bursts.

CEOs of Two Major European Banks Say Blockchain Will Revolutionise Industry

The CEOs of two major European banks have today emphasised how blockchain technology can revolutionise the banking industry.

China State TV Calls Blockchain the “Second Phase of the Internet”

China has again signalled that it is moving towards a blockchain-friendly climate as yesterday state TV asserted that the technology is worth “10 times more than the internet.”

Binance Announces $1 Billion Blockchain Startup Fund

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced that it is launching a $1 billion fund to advance the growth of cryptocurrency and blockchain startups.

Internet Trends Report 2018: “Exploding” Interest in Crypto

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker’s popular annual Internet Trends Report for 2018 has this year identified an “exploding” interest in cryptocurrency.

Bittrex Set to Add USD Pairings

Bittrex, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has announced that it has made banking agreements that will allow some of its customers to trade cryptocurrencies for US dollars.

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: Bitcoin Will be Unrecognisable in 100 Years

Robert Shiller, the nobel prize winning economist at Yale, has yet again voiced caution about bitcoin and the crytpocurrency industry.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Endorses Blockchain

Blockchain has received yet another important endorsement as Chinese President Xi Jinping recognised the importance of the technology in a speech this week.

Crypto in Germany: 3 Out of 10 Considering Investing

A new survey published today shows that Germans are very much warming to the cryptocurrency market. Conducted by German bank Postbank, a survey of 3100 people carried out in March of this year found that 29% of Germans are interested in cryptocurrency as an investment.

Chinese Police Arrest Ten in $47m Blockchain Pyramid Scheme

Authorities in China have shut down yet another blockchain pyramid scheme - this time worth over $46.8 million (RMB 300m).

Blockchain Venture Capitalist: Buy Bitcoin, But be Careful With Altcoins

Spencer Bogart - partner at crypto venture capital firm Blockchain Capital - believes that bitcoin is still a good buy, but that the picture is mixed for altcoins.

Personal Identity Token Civic (CVC) Gets Binance Listing

Civic (CVC), the blockchain identity platform, has hit a major milestone as its token listing on Binance exchange was announced today. 

Apple Stocks App Adds Ripple, Tron Pricing

Cryptocurrencies have taken another step towards the mainstream as the Apple Stocks app has added Ripple (XRP) and Tron (TRX) pricing to its lists.

John McAfee Commits $30k to Declaration of Currency Independence

John McAfee, the eccentric cryptoccurrency advocate and cyber-security pioneer has once again signalled his commitment to the crypto cause by announcing his plans to pay for every signature to the charter known as The Declaration of Currency Independence.

Hyundai Conglomerate’s Mining Pool Hacked

A prominent South Korean mining pool was hacked yesterday with the pool operator HDAC - a company operated by Hyundai BS&C, a subsidiary of the Korean car manufacturer’s conglomerate - forced to temporarily suspend withdrawals as a result.

Governor of Bank of Spain on Cryptocurrencies: “More Risk Than Benefits”

The governor of the bank of Spain, Luis María Linde, has suggested a cautious approach to cryptocurrencies, but says he still sees value in the underlying blockchain technology.

Bitcoin Bull Tom Lee Sticking to his $25k Prediction

Tom Lee, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fundstrat Global Advisors is doubling down on his bullish bitcoin predictions for 2018 despite the recent slump.

‘Bitcoin Ramadan’: Mosque to Accept Crypto Donations in UK First

A mosque in London has decided to accept cryptocurrency donations during this year’s Ramadan in a first for the UK.

Marshall Islands Officially Make Crypto Their Sovereign National Currency

The first sole sovereign cryptocurrency has been signed into law today as the Marshall Islands - a sovereign state and UN member - has put in place a bill to make its national legal tender its own cryptocurrency.

Hackers Exploit Verge Flaw Again to Steal $1.7m of XVG

Verge appears to have been hacked for a second time in two months - with the anonymous cryptocurrency again exploited by hackers to steal a substantial amount of XVG.

Steve Wozniak: Ethereum Like an Early Apple

Tech legend and co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak has recently compared Ethereum to Apple in the 1970s.

Crypto Expert: SEC Fails to Grasp the Industry

William Mougayar, author of "The Business Blockchain," and CIO of new blockchain investment firm JM3 Capital has strongly questioned the SEC’s grasp of the crypto space.

New Blockchain Lending Platform for Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange has announced a new blockchain platform for securities lending in a unique venture for the country.

Bitcoin to Reach New Highs This Year: Former JP Morgan Exec

A former JP Morgan trader and chairman of investment firm Coinshares has said that he sees bitcoin trading above $20,000 by the end of the year, but that the market still needs time to mature.

SEC Launches its Own Fake ICO as Warning to Investors

The SEC has today announced an intriguing new initiative designed to educate investors about fraudulent ICOs.

ICO Race for $1m: New Event in Switzerland on June 7th

Lugano, Switzerland will host a new ICO competition this year on June 7th. ICO Race will see twenty aspiring token sales compete to win a prize pool of $1 million and a listing on one of the three largest exchanges in the world.

St Louis Fed Chief: USD Still Hard to Beat but BTC Might One Day Threaten It

St. Louis Fed president James Bullard yesterday had a generally positive outlook on bitcoin - indicating that while for now USD is king, the cryptocurrency could one day have the potential to threaten fiat in some way.

FedEx CEO Says Blockchain Will Revolutionize Industry

FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith has today reaffirmed his commitment to blockchain technology, claiming that the tech has the potential to “revolutionize” the industry.

Poland Becomes First Country To Put Banking Records On The Blockchain

Poland’s credit bureau has announced that they are implementing blockchain technology to securely store customer information in world first.

The Big Short’s Steve Eisman On Crypto: “I Don’t See The Purpose Of It”

Steve Eisman, the fund manager made famous by the book and movie “The Big Short” has today expressed his scepticism about cryptocurrencies.

FuzeX And Energi Mine Create First E-Debit Card For Cryptocurrency In The UK

Energi Mine, the UK-based blockchain energy company has announced a new project that will bring an entirely new kind of electronic debit card to consumers in the UK.

New Blockchain Summit for London

A new Blockchain conference has been announced for London this summer. The CryptoCompare & MJAC London Blockchain Summit will feature prominent industry players such as Ripple, Coinbase, Citi, BlockEx and Coinfloor. The keynote speaker will be Chris Burniske - co-founder of Placeholder Ventures. Readers are offered an exclusive discount!

Authorities Raid Korea’s Largest Crypto Exchange

Reports have just been released that prosecutors in South Korea have today raided UPbit - the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the country.

Crypto Hedge Funds Have Best Month Since 2013 With Huge April Gains

Cryptocurrency hedge funds experienced huge growth last month - making record gains for the month of April.

Indian Police Raid Scam-Funded Crypto Mine

Police in India have raided a large cryptocurrency mining operation alleged to have been funded by a $15 million Ponzi Scheme.

Ethereum Co-founder Gets On Board With Atari-Token

Anthony Di Iorio - co-founder of Ethereum and cryptocurrency wallet Jaxx - has been named as part of the team behind Atari’s new cryptocurrency.

Russian Court Recognises Cryptocurrency As Property

A Russian court yesterday recognised cryptocurency as valuable property in bankruptcy proceedings, in a significant ruling for the industry.

Coal Mining To Crypto Mining: New $190m Operation Agreed In Australia

A new coal-powered bitocin mining operation is now on the cards in Australia as the Sydney-based IoT Group have signed a provisional deal with Royalti Blockchain to install Bitfury’s bitcoin mining hardware.

CoinMarketCap Removes Bitcoin.com From Its Bitcoin Page

The Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Bitcoin cash (BCH) dispute has again come to the fore with popular crypto-tracking website CoinMarketCap removing Bitcoin.com from its Bitcoin (BTC) page.

Bitcoin Expert Says 2018 Drop Was “Normal”, New Highs Coming

Bitcoin expert Mati Greenspan argued today that the cryptocurrency’s price slide in early 2018 was not unusual, and that new highs surpassing those of 2017 are coming.

Art World Set for Blockchain Revolution As Verisart Announces New Certification

Blockchain technology has found another novel use as today it was announced that Verisart - the world’s first blockchain art verification platform - has partnered with art auction hub Paddle8.com.

Investment Bank Claims Crypto Market Headed For “Mass Wipeout” Before Survivors Rally

Technology Investment bank GP Bullhound has warned that the cryptocurrency market is headed for a “heavy correction” in the next year.

UK CryptoCurrency Industry Calls on Government to Back Plans for Regulation

Crypto UK - the body that represents the UK’s leading cryptocurrency platforms - has today called on the Treasury to regulate the industry.

Decentralised Marketplace AirSwap Records More Than $1m On First Day

AirSwap, a new decentralised cryptocurrency marketplace, has just opened its doors to trading on April 26th - recording an impressive $1 million in transactions in its first day.

Binance Exchange Now More Profitable Than Germany’s Largest Bank

Binance - the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange - is now more profitable than Deutsche Bank following the first quarter of 2018. The German bank posted Q1 profits of $146m while the world's largest exchange expects to exceed previous profits of $200m.

“I’d Put My New Money In Bitcoin Over Bitcoin Cash” - Says Tom Lee

Tom Lee, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fundstrat Global Advisors, has re-affirmed his commitment to bitcoin, commenting that he would favour buying the largest cryptocurrency over its rival bitcoin cash (BCH).

Ethereum Used By Chinese #Metoo Activists To Defy Censorship

Blockchain technology has been utilised again for new purposes, with Chinese students turning to a distributed ledger to defy government censors.

“Bitcoin could be bigger than the internet” Claims VC Investor Tim Draper

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper has recently doubled down on his commitment to cryptocurrency - claiming that Bitcoin could be bigger than the internet itself.

European Parliament Votes To Improve Crypto-regulation

The April 19th vote saw a majority of members backing a move to provide “closer controls on virtual currencies” that will include the requirement for cryptocurrency exchanges to provide identity verification procedures.

“Time To Buy Bitcoin” Says Top Hedge Fund Manager

A prominent hedge fund CEO believes Bitcoin is flashing a perfect buy signal. Dan Morehead, chief executive of Pantera Capital, believes the cryptocurrency’s rapid growth in the past five years means its current price is ideal as it got below the 200-moving average (MA)

Chinese Police Arrest 9 in alleged $13 million Crypto Pyramid Scheme

Chinese Police have arrested the founding members of an alleged cryptocurrency pyramid scheme following several weeks of investigation. Police in the Chinese city of Xi’an shut down the operation that is claimed to have already obtained 86 million yuan ($13 million) from over 13,000 participants in the scheme.

Kraken Exchange Withdraws From Japan Due To Low Volume

Kraken, one of the world’s largest and oldest cryptocurrency exchanges, is pulling out of Japan. The US-based exchange has announced that they are suspending operations citing the growing costs of their Japanese business. 

Samsung Looks to Blockchain to Improve Global Logistics

Samsung Electronics Co., the South-Korean manufacturing giant, is considering using Blockchain technology to streamline its international supply network. Looking to a distributed ledger system, Samsung hopes to manage and track its multi-billion dollar shipments of electronics.