Francisco Memoria

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Francisco is a cryptocurrency writer who's in love with technology and focuses on helping people see the value digital currencies have. His work has been published in numerous reputable industry publications. Francisco holds various cryptocurrencies

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Ransomware Attacks Continue as Indiana County Pays Extortionists $130,000 in Bitcoin

A county in Indiana has recently decided to pay ransomware extortionists a total of $130,000 in bitcoin to have its systems decrypted. The case is one among a growing trend of ransomware attacks.

Dash Transactions Are Now ‘Instantly Respendable’ Says CEO Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor, the CEO of Dash Core Group, has recently claimed that a new update adding ChainLocks and other improvements to Dash, make its transactions “instantly respendable.”

John McAfee Defends Bitcoin From Donald Trump 'Please Sir, Get a Clue'

Eccentric cybersecurity pioneer and 2020 Presidential Candidate John McAfee has responded to U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments on bitcoin, defending the cryptocurrency and those who use it.

The 5 Billion USDT Mistake and How Tether Recovered From It

Tether, the company behind the issuance of USDT tokens, has issued a total of 4 billion in a single day – more than the cryptocurrency’s current circulating supply – in what was seemingly a mistake.

Iran to Unveil a Central Bank Authorized Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

An official from Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture has recently claimed the country is soon set to unveil a gold-backed cryptocurrency that’ll be mined under the central bank’s permission.

0x Project Suspends Its DEX Protocol Over Uncovered Vulnerability

The team behind the 0x project has recently suspended to then patch its decentralized exchange protocol over a vulnerability a third-part security researcher, Sam Sun, discovered.

Chinese Authorities Shut Down Mining Operation That Stole Over $3 Million in Electricity

Authorities in China have recently shut down a bitcoin mining operation that reportedly stole over 20 million yuan – about $3 million – worth of electricity to mine the flagship cryptocurrency.

Ransomware Attackers Hit Monroe College, Demand 170 Bitcoins to Stop

Cybercriminals have recently hit New York City’s Monroe college with a ransomware attack that has taken down the college’s computer systems and website. They’re demanding 170 bitcoins to decrypt their systems.

Bitcoin Whales Capitalized on BTC's Recent 15% Drop to Accumulate More

Bitcoin’s price has been rising at a rapid pace so far this year, and data seems to show whales took advantage of a recent 15% drop to accumulate more bitcoin.

Litecoin Is Now the Miami Dolphins' 'Official Cryptocurrency'

The Miami Dolphins, a popular American football team, have recently partnered with the Litecoin Foundation to start accepting cryptocurrency payments.

U.S. President Donald Trump Bashes Bitcoin, Crypto Community Thanks Him for It

U.S. President Donald Trump has recently criticized bitcoin and Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra in a series of tweets. The cryptocurrency community thanked him for the free publicity.

Crypto Exchange BitMarket Forced to Shut Down Due to 600 BTC Hack in 2017

BitMarket, a Polish cryptocurrency exchange, shut down this week over a hack it suffered back in 2017 that saw hackers take around 600 BTC from its wallets.

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings Gives Bitcoin an A-Rating

Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings, a division of the independent financial rating agency Weiss Ratings, has given Bitcoin an A-rating, pointing out its “excellent” adoption and potential rewards, as well as its “good” technology.

DigiByte Price Surges 33% Due to Upcoming Major Update and DBG-BNB Peace Tweet

The price of DigiByte (DGB) has surged over 15% this Sunday, ahead of a major update to its blockchain and as the team behind it made a peace offering to cryptocurrency exchange Binance.

Bitcoin’s Decentralization Stands out as Hashrate Hits 74.5 Million TH/s All-Time High

The Bitcoin network’s hashrate has recently hit a new all-time high of 74.5 million terahashes per second, after growing 109% year-over-year. The cryptocurrency’s previous all-time high hashrate was in late June of this year, at 68.6 million TH/s.

Waves Price Jumps Nearly 26% Thanks to Upcoming Release of 'Major Update’

The price of Waves (WAVES) has surged by nearly 26% this weekend, thanks to the upcoming release of a “major update” that’s set to let developers launch decentralized applications (dapps) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its blockchain.

Tron Surpasses 500 Dapps and 700,000 Active Users, Report Claims

The TRON ecosystem has, according to its weekly decentralized application (dapp) report, surpassed the 500 dapp mark. These are said to be used by over 700,000 active users.

Bitcoin Will Hit $87,000 by November 2020, Predicts Anonymous User Who Called This Year's Rally

An anonymous 4chan user who was spot on in his bitcoin price predictions so far this year, accurately hitting price targets, has predicted BTC will hit $87,000 in November of 2020.

Bitcoin Collectible With One BTC Inside Listed on eBay for $99,000

An eBay seller with a widely positive rating has recently listed a bitcoin collectible with one BTC (around $11,400) inside it for $99,000.

Bitcoin Network Usage Close to New All-Time High, Blockchain Data Shows

The number of transactions outputs and inputs on the Bitcoin network have risen to a near all-time high recently, even though the cryptocurrency’s price is down about 40% from its all-time high.

Bitcoin's Market Cap Will Surpass $1 Trillion by 2025, Crypto Analyst Predicts

A popular cryptocurrency analyst, Willy woo, has recently predicted the market cap of Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, will hit $1 trillion by 2025.

Bitcoin Wallet Electrum Will Soon Add Lighting Network Support, Founder Reveals

The popular Electrum bitcoin wallet is reportedly going to soon add support for the flagship cryptocurrency’s layer-two scaling solution, the lightning network, as part of a “major release.”

Venezuela: Maduro Orders Country's Largest Bank to Accept Its Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has recently ordered the country’s largest bank, the Banco de Venezuela, to start accepting deposits in the government’s oil-backed cryptocurrency Petro, in a move made to bolster its use.

Monero (XMR): Nine Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed, One Exposed Crypto Exchanges to Theft

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has recently seen nine security vulnerabilities be disclosed, including one that exposed its users to theft, and could’ve seen bad actors steal from cryptocurrency exchanges.

China's BSV Community Has Reportedly Declared War on a Little-Known Altcoin

The Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) community in China has reportedly declared war on “multi-chain parallel computing network” Aelf (ELF) over its founder’s launch of a campaign against prominent BSV supporter and self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright.

Crypto Payments Startup Flexa Adds Litecoin to Its Network With Over 39,000 Merchants

Flexa, a cryptocurrency payments startup that earlier this year partnered with cryptocurrency exchange Gemini to launch its real-time payment system for consumers, has recently added Litecoin to its SPEDN mobile wallet app, which lets users spend LTC on over 39,000 merchants.

Casa Launches App Focused on Increasing Bitcoin and Lighting Network Node Adoption

Cryptocurrency custody startup Casa has recently launched a new ‘lightweight’ mobile app that’s set to help attract new cryptocurrency users and bolster the adoption of both bitcoin and lightning network nodes.

Bitmain's BTC.Com Mining Pool Starts Mining BSV, Months After the Hash Wars

Bitmain’s main mining pool,, has recently started mining Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV), a cryptocurrency created through a hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash network, in a move that’s being welcomed by the BSV community.

Bitcoin Transactions on Darknet Markets on Pace to Hit $1 Billion This Year, Chainalysis Finds

Bitcoin’s use in darknet marketplaces is reportedly growing, as a recent report shows that their users are on pace to spend $1 billion worth of the flagship cryptocurrency on them this year, despite crackdowns on top marketplaces over the last few years.

WaltonChain (WTC) Price Rises 11%, Despite Suffering ‘Coordinated Attack’

The price of Waltonchain’s WTC token has recently surged, despite the cryptocurrency project’s yet-to-be-released mainnet suffering a “coordinated attack” that saw a hacker have most of its network’s hashrate.

U.S. Lawmakers Ask Facebook to Halt Its Cryptocurrency Project Citing 'Massive Risks'

Five members of the U.S. Congress have recently sent an open letter to Facebook’s founder and chief operating officer, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, asking them to halt the company’s cryptocurrency project Calibra, citing “massive risks.”

BitMEX: The One Trillion Dollars a Year Cryptocurrency Exchange

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, has recorded over $1 trillion in trading volumes over the past 365 days, and a whopping $6.9 billion over the last 24-hour period, according to its CEO Arthur Hayes.

Brave Browser Users Will Soon Be Able to Tip BAT on Reddit and Vimeo

Those using the popular cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser will soon be able to use its Basic Attention Token (BAT) to tip other users on social media platform Reddit and on the video sharing platform Vimeo.

Ethereum’s Daily Transactions Surpass One Million, Reaching 13-Month High

The Ethereum network has seen demand rise, as it is now processing over one million transactions per day, according to available blockchain data. While some of these transactions may be related to airdrops, the rise is still notable.

Litecoin's Price Rises Over 9% Hits $8 Billion Market Cap Ahead of Halving

The price of Litecoin (LTC), a cryptocurrency often seen as the silver to Bitcoin’s gold, has been rising in the last few days, helping it reach a market cap of $8 billion and establish its position as the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Crypto Exchange KuCoin Lists Tezos (XTZ) in Bid to Gain US Market Share

KuCoin, a popular cryptocurrency exchange that trades over $200 million a day, has recently listed Tezos (XTZ), a high-profile project that has a market cap of nearly $700 million, but low liquidity. The move was likely made in an attempt to gain market share in the U.S.

$5,200 Ethereum: Investor Buys ETH at Three Times Its All-Time High

An unknown cryptocurrency investor has recently paid a hefty premium on the price of Ethereum’s ether to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency, as data suggests he or she paid over $5,200 per ether when the cryptocurrency is trading at about $300.

Scammers Are Buying Domains Related to Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency

Cybercriminals have flocked to buy domains related to Facebook’s Libra right after the social media giant announced the cryptocurrency, in an attempt to scam those who look for the currency online. Some scams have already made victims.

New Satoshi Nakamoto Theory Suggests Bitcoin Was Created by an Estonian Team

A new theory regarding the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, suggests the flagship cryptocurrency was created by an Estonian team, or by one of the four individuals that comprise it. 

European Authorities Take Down Bitcoin-Powered Dark Web Market Chemical Revolution

Police in Germany recently took down the country’s largest dark web marketplace Chemical Revolution, in an operation that led to 11 arrests. The dark web marketplace allowed consumers to buy drugs using bitcoin.

Crypto Exchange Famous for XRP Pairs Bitsane Pulls Exit Scam on 246,000 Users

Bitsane, a cryptocurrency exchange that rose to fame after being promoted on media outlets as a platform to buy XRP, has recently pulled an exit scam on its over 246,000 users, potentially stealing millions.

Cryptocurrency Exchanges ShapeShift and Binance Plan to Support Facebook's Libra

Top cryptocurrency exchanges are seemingly looking to add support for Facebook’s new cryptocurrency Libra, as executives from ShapeShift and Binance revealed they plan to list the cryptocurrency on their platforms.

Two Cities in Florida Have Had to Pay Bitcoin Ransoms This Month

Two cities in the state of Florida have recently fallen for ransomware attacks, and ended up paying the attackers large amounts of bitcoin for them to lift the siege and allow the cities to recover their systems.

Bitcoin Will 'Break Records' That'll Be Exceeded by Altcoins, John McAfee Says

John McAfee, an eccentric cybersecurity pioneer who’s running for the Oval Office in the 2020 elections, has recently revealed he believes bitcoin is going to “break records” that are only going to be exceeded by altcoins in the future.

Cryptocurrency-Linked Stocks Outperformed the S&P 500 Over the Past 30 Days

Bitcoin and other top cryptocurrencies have been seeing a notable rally so far this year, which has also helped cryptocurrency-linked stocks surge as investors are increasing their bets on the cryptocurrency ecosystem. So much so these are outperforming the market’s benchmark index, the S&P 500.

TRON Foundation Announces $20 Million TRX Buyback to Promote Market Stability

The TRON Foundation, an organization created to support the development of the TRON network, has recently announced a $20 million TRX token buyback that’s set to “promote community activity and market stability.”

Hackers Hijack Major UK Supermarket’s Twitter Account to Promote Bitcoin Scam

Hackers have recently hijacked the Twitter account of a major supermarket in the UK, Tesco, and used their access to promote a bitcoin scam that saw them pose as Bill Gates to try and get users to send them BTC.

Institutional Activity in Crypto Grew “Two to Three Times” Over Past 12 Months: Genesis Capital

Institutional cryptocurrency lender Genesis Capital, which manages crypto funds for family offices and high net worth clients, has recently revealed it’s seen institutional counterparty volumes rise “two to three times” over the past 12 months, as bitcoin moves closer to its near $20,000 all-time high.

Opera Launches Blockchain, Cryptocurrency-Ready Browser for iOS

Opera Ltd., the company behind the Opera browser, has recently launched a new blockchain and cryptocurrency-ready browser for iOS, following the company’s addition of a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to its Android and PC browsers.

Qtum’s Price Jumps Over 27% to $5.6 on ‘Confidential Tokens’ Advancements

Qtum (QTUM) has recently seen its price rise by nearly 30% in a small amount of time, after the smart contract platform’s developers revealed they’ll be working to add privacy features to it after an expected upgrade in September of this year.

Cardano (ADA) Launches Staking Testnet for Long-Awaited Shelley Upgrade

The developers behind Cardano (ADA) have recently released a testnet that’ll allow the cryptocurrency’s users to start testing the mechanisms that’ll allow them to stake the cryptocurrency in the upcoming Shelley upgrade.

Israeli Police Arrest Brothers Allegedly Involved in the 2016 Bitfinex Hack

Authorities in Israel have recently arrested two brothers involved in cryptocurrency related phishing schemes, and the 2016 Bitfinex hack that saw the cryptocurrency exchange lose about $70 million worth of cryptocurrency.

Google Trends Data Suggests Bitcoin’s Price Recovery Was Fueled by Institutional Money

Data from Google Trends appears to suggest that bitcoin’s rally so far this year has been fueled by institutional investors entering the market, and not by retail investors buying the flagship cryptocurrency to then sell higher.

Bitcoin’s Price 'Taking Aim' at $100,000: Analyst Who Predicted Last Year's 84% Drop

Peter Brandt, a 72-year-old veteran technical trader that called last year’s cryptocurrency bear market, has recently noted he believes bitcoin’s price is looking to reach $100,000, and that in his 45 years of experience “no other market” went “parabolic on a log chart in this manner.”

Ethereum’s Ether Hits 10-Month High After Surpassing $300 Mark

The price of the Ethereum network’s native cryptocurrency, ether, has recently hit a 10-month high after surpassing the $300 mark, in a move that came in a wider market rally that saw bitcoin surpass the psychological $10,000 resistance.

Bitcoin Futures Trade Above $10,000 Mark as Institutional Open Interest Hits New Highs

Bitcoin Futures contracts for September trading on native cryptocurrency trading platform have crossed the $10,000 mark, at a time in which institutional interest seems to be reaching a new all-time high, according to available data.

Ethereum Classic's Atlantis Hard Fork Scheduled for September of This Year

Ethereum Classic’s developers have recently recommitted to releasing an upgrade for the cryptocurrency’s main network, which is now set to occur in September of this year. The hard fork will introduce several Ethereum Classic Improvement Proposals (ECIPs).

Facebook Accused of ‘Ripping off’ Logo for Its Calibra Cryptocurrency Project

Facebook has recently been accused the founder of an online bank, Current, of copying his company’s logo to use on the Calibra cryptocurrency project. The logo, according to the founder, took six months to perfect.

Bitcoin’s Price Could Surpass $15,000 After Breaching $10,000 Resistance, Says Tyler Winklevoss

Tyler Winklevoss, one of the co-founders of the popular Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, has recently argued on social media that the price of bitcoin could surpass the $15,000 mark with ease if it manages to break the psychological $10,000 mark.

Bitcoin's Price Hits 400-Day High as Trump Says Iran Made 'Very Big Mistake' Downing U.S. Drone

The price of bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently hit a new 400-day high as tensions between the United States and Iran flared, as investors are likely hedging against the possibility of an international armed conflict.

Bitcoin and Friends Episode 2 Addresses Silk Road, Bitcoin's Case to Be Sound Money

The second episode of the now popular show Bitcoin and Friends has addressed some of the cryptocurrency’s first use cases, as well as its current battle with the U.S. dollar and other fiat currencies.

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra Will Inherit the Monetary Policy of Central Banks

Social media giant Facebook has recently announced it’s creating a “low-volatility” cryptocurrency that’s fully fiat-collateralized, Libra (LBR). The cryptocurrency, notably, has no monetary policy and as such will default to that of central banks.

Lawmakers Are Asking Facebook to Halt the Development of Its Libra Cryptocurrency

Facebook has recently announced it’s creating a new “low-volatility” cryptocurrency that’s fully fiat-collateralized called Libra (LBR). Some lawmakers have already weighed in on it, and some are calling for the company to halt the project.

Interview: Andreas M. Antonopoulos on Future Cryptocurrency Technology & Regulations

Speaking to CryptoGlobe at the CryptoCompare Digital Asset Summit in London, the author of “The Internet of Money” and a well-known cryptocurrency expert, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, revealed his thoughts on future cryptocurrency technology and impact of regulations on the market.

Russia Could Bring Back the Gold Standard via a Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is reportedly looking into a proposal to create a gold-backed cryptocurrency, that the nation could in the future use on cross-border settlements with other nations, and bring back the gold standard.

Here’s Why Cryptocurrency Experts Aren’t Worried About Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra

Various experts in the cryptocurrency have, on social media, been revealing they aren’t worried about Facebook’s new stablecoin, set to be named Libra. According to them, the cryptocurrency may be backed by a giant corporation, but won’t compete with the likes of bitcoin.

Coinbase Custody Reveals It Expects to Have $2 Billion in Assets Under Custody ‘Soon'

Coinbase Custody has recently revealed on social media that it holds a total of $1.3 billion in assets under custody (AUC), and that it expects the number to rise to $2 billion “soon,” presumably as institutional investors keep entering the space.

Shopping on Amazon With Ethereum Could Soon Be Possible Thanks to Two Blockchain Startups

Two blockchain-focused startups, cryptocurrency payments firm CLIC Technology and blockchain infrastructure provider Opporty, have recently revealed they’re set to soon release a browser extension that’ll allow users to shop on Amazon using Ethereum’s ether.

New Milestone for Bitcoin: Over One Million Daily Active Addresses

The number of active addresses on the Bitcoin blockchain has recently surpassed one million, a figure the flagship cryptocurrency hasn’t seen since late November of 2017, when it was on its way to an all-time high close to $20,000.

Facebook to Launch Testnet for Its Libra Cryptocurrency Next Week

Facebook is reportedly set to unveil its much-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra, next week with the release of its whitepaper and testnet. On June 18, the social media giant and its partners are reportedly set to introduce the Geneva-based Libra Association, which will oversee the cryptocurrency.

Binance Booting U.S. Users Could Trigger an 'Altcoin Winter', Analyst Warns

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has recently revealed that it will no longer service U.S. users on its platform, and is moving them to a U.S.-only version created in partnership with BAM Trading Services. This, an analyst warns, may have triggered an ‘altcoin winter’.

Caspian Adds Seed CX's Cryptocurrency Trading Platform to Its Network

Caspian, a full-stack cryptocurrency trading, portfolio, and risk management platform for professional investors, has recently added the Seed Digital Commodities Market, a cryptocurrency exchange operated by Seed CX, to its network.  

Bakkt Details Date of Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Testing

Bakkt, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency-related venture, has recently revealed it’ll start testing the trading of its bitcoin futures contracts on July of this year, after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Over $8 Million Worth of Bitcoin Stolen From Binance Are on the Move

About $8.78 million worth of bitcoin stolen from leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance earlier this year have recently started moving. Analyzed blockchain data suggests the hacker(s) are either trying to launder funds, or sending out payments to third parties.

Litecoin’s Price Hits 13-Month High as Halving Approaches, Hashrate Hits All-Time High

The price of Litecoin, a cryptocurrency that’s often seen as the silver to bitcoin’s gold, has recently hit a 13-month high, shortly after the hashrate on its network reached a new all-time high and shortly before its halving event.

CryptoCompare and BitMEX Partner to Provide Institutional Investors Cryptocurrency Futures Data

CryptoCompare, a leading cryptocurrency market data provider, has recently partnered with derivatives exchange BitMEX to provide professional investors on the Refinitiv Eikon terminal with real-time cryptocurrency futures dataset to institutional investors.

Mysterious Token Airdrop Takes up Nearly 60% of Ethereum's Network

The airdrop of a mysterious ERC-20 token on the Ethereum network is seemingly taking up 60% of its transactions and taking up most of its capacity unit, gas. The airdrop appears to be taking place to only draw attention.

Thailand's Largest Commercial Bank Retracts Statement on Using XRP ‘Soon’

Thailand’s largest commercial bank, the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), has recently retracted a statement made via the microblogging platform Twitter on it using XRP in the near future. Responding to another user, it clarified there are no plans to use the cryptocurrency for now.

Bitcoin's Lightning Network Capacity Drops 13%, Causing Concern

The capacity of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN), the cryptocurrency’s layer-two scaling solution, has recently dropped over 13%, causing concern amongst its proponents regarding its liquidity and long-term goals.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Reveals He Doesn't Know What Bitcoin Is

Jair M. Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, has recently revealed in an interview with a well-known TV show host that he doesn’t know what bitcoin is, while speaking about his administration’s decision to shut down an ‘indigenous cryptocurrency’ project.

London Bitcoin ATM Caught on Video Dumping Fiat Currency

A Bitcoin ATM was recently caught on camera spitting out thousands of pounds worth of cash inside a shopping center near London’s Bond Street train station. In the footage, it’s possible to see a security guard trying to keep onlookers away, while a duffel bag on the floor collects some of the cash.

Cryptocurrencies Could Be Used to Purchase Oil in the Future, Says Head of Russian Energy Giant

Igor Sechin, the head of Russian oil giant Rosneft, has recently revealed the possibility of the firm purchasing oil using cryptocurrencies in the future hasn’t been ruled out, although there are a few issues surrounding the cryptocurrency space that need to be fixed first.

Weiss Ratings Downgrades EOS Over ‘Serious Centralization Issues’

Weiss Ratings, a U.S.-based financial research and investment grading agency, has recently announced it downgraded the grade given to EOS over ‘serious centralization issues’ it has, that weren’t alleviated in the B1 event.

Coinbase Sees Bitcoin Trading Volume Hit 14-Month High After 70% Rise

Available data shows that U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has recently seen trading volumes on its platform hit a 14-month high in the month of May, as over 738,000 BTC, worth about $5.9 billion, changed hands through it.

Bitcoin From the 2016 Bitfinex Hack Is on the Move, and the Exchange Claims It Isn't Involved

A small percentage of the bitcoins stolen from prominent cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex back in 2016 have recently started to move, and the exchange claims it isn’t involved with these mysterious transactions.

Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Clarifies His Business Isn't Blockchain-Based

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, has recently clarified that his business isn’t blockchain-based, and that it isn’t new as it’s been around for three years and already has over 500 clients.

Cryptocurrency Wallet Service GateHub Hacked, 23 Million XRP Stolen

GateHub, a popular cryptocurrency wallet service, has recently suffered a massive security breach that saw hackers steal 23.2 million XRP tokens from its users, worth nearly $9.5 million. Part of the funds have already been laundered.

13 Million: Komodo Hacks Itself Before Hackers Have a Chance To

Komodo, a multi-chain cryptocurrency platform, has recently hacked itself to stop hackers from exploiting a security vulnerability that would’ve allowed them to steal over $13 million worth of cryptocurrencies, which are currently safe with the Komodo team.

Chainalysis, Lendingblock Partner in Preparation for Upcoming Money Laundering Guidelines

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis and securities lending exchange for cryptoasset Lendingblock have recently announced a new partnership formed in a bid to prepare for upcoming regulatory enforcement from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Billionaire John De Mol Takes Facebook to Court Over Fraudulent Bitcoin Ads

John de Mol, a Dutch billionaire and media magnate, has recently sued Facebook over fraudulent bitcoin ads that showed him next to quotes about how much money he purportedly made investing in BTC with a company that was swindling users. 

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency GlobalCoin Will Reportedly Be Announced This Month

Social media giant Facebook is reportedly planning to announce its cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin, later this month, June 2019, and could even allow employees working on the project to accept payment in the cryptocurrency, which is said to be a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar.

Bitcoin Ransomware Attack: Hackers Leak Documents After Causing Millions in Damages

The hackers behind the ransomware attack on the city of Baltimore have reportedly started leaking private documents on social media in a bid to pressure officials into paying a bitcoin ransom they demand to lift the siege on the city.

Litecoin's Hashrate Hits New All-Time High Over Reports of a Next-Gen Miner

The hashrate of the Litecoin network has recently hit a new all-time high, presumably thanks to reports surrounding the launch of a next-generation miner that doubles the hashrate of its predecessor, and is said to be being deployed now.

Bitcoin May Be a Useful Hideout for Investors, Cryptocurrency Bear Says

Peter Boockvar, the chief investment officer at the Bleakley Advisory Group, has recently stated bitcoin may be a good hideout for investors, as it allows investors to gauge market sentiment. Whether it’s a safe haven, he doesn’t know.

Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Launches New Blockchain Business

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox, has recently announced the launch of a new blockchain-based business that’s set to help Japan become a global leader in blockchain technology.

FBI Reportedly Reaching out to Users of Defunct Cryptocurrency Exchange QuadrigaCX

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is, along with several other U.S. agencies, looking into the downfall of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, and has reportedly reached out to users to know more about their use of the platform.

Bitcoin's Usage Is Growing Faster Than Its Price According to Research Indicator

Since the 2019 bitcoin price recovery started, bitcoin’s usage has seemingly been growing more than its price – a trend we saw back in 2017, a year in which the cryptocurrency surged 1,400%. 

Binance DEX to Block Users From 29 Countries, Including the U.S.

Binance’s decentralized cryptocurrency exchange is reportedly set to start blocking users from the United States and 28 other countries in July of this year, presumably over regulatory concerns over the tokens that can be listed on the platform.

Bitcoiners Seem to Prefer HODLing to Spending According to Latest Research

Data provided by New York-based blockchain research firm Chainlysis has shown that in the first four months of this year, only 1.3% of economic transactions on the Bitcoin blockchain came from merchants, suggesting users are holding onto their coins.

Justin Sun Announces 'Big Win' Announcement, Helping BTT and TRX Surge

BitTorrent’s token (BTT) and TRON’s TRX have both recently seen their prices rise after Justin Sun announced a “big win for the blockchain community” is going to be announced on June 3, likely helping speculators invest in the cryptocurrencies.

Coinbase's President and Chief Operating Officer Asiff Hirji Steps Down

Coinbase’s president and chief operating officer Asiff Hirji, a former TD Ameritrade Holdings executive who came to the firm from Andreessen Horowitz, has reportedly stepped down from his role at the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange.

Here’s What We Know so Far About Block.One’s New EOS-Powered Social Media App, the company behind the EOS blockchain, is seemingly going to launch a blockchain-based Twitter rival later today, June 1, 2019 which will reward users with cryptocurrency for their posts, with funds taken off of advertisement revenue.

Little-Known Cryptocurrency Surges 140% After Being Listed on Hacked Exchange Coincheck

Monacoin (MONA), a little-known cryptocurrency in the west that enjoyed some popularity in Japan a few years ago, has recently seen its price surge by 140% after Coincheck, a hacked cryptocurrency exchange, announced it was listing it.

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty Hits New All-Time High After 11% Increase

The mining difficulty on the Bitcoin network has recently hit a new all-time high, at a time in which the flagship cryptocurrency’s price keeps rising. This, according to some, could mean miners are investing their profits into more equipment, betting on BTC.

Cryptocurrency Mixing Service Bitcoin Blender Shuts Down After Running for Five Years

A popular cryptocurrency mixing service called Bitcoin Blender has recently shut down, after running for nearly five years in the cryptocurrency space. The service’s admins have asked users to withdraw their funds.

North Korean Hackers Are Targeting Users of Cryptocurrency Exchange UPBit

North Korean hackers have reportedly started attacking those using South Korean cryptocurrency exchange UPBit with a phishing scheme designed to steal users’ private keys and information.

Bitcoin Will Consolidate Between $7,000 and $10,000, Says Billionaire Investor Mike Novogratz

Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has recently predicted the price of bitcoin will consolidate between the $7,000 and $10,000 marks, although he admitted there’s a lot of excitement in the space, which could see the cryptocurrency’s price go higher.

Russia's Largest Bank Drops Cryptocurrency Plans Over Regulators’ Negative Stance

Russia’s largest bank, the state-owned Sberbank, has recently dropped its cryptocurrency-related plans over the country’s regulatory approach to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, according to vice president Andrey Shemetov.

There's No 'Flood of Money out of Gold’ Into Cryptocurrencies, Strategist Claims

George Milling-Stanley, State Street Global Advisrs’ head of Gold Strategy, has recently argued that investing in gold is a good option given current  concerns regarding the U.S. and China trade war, and noted he isn’t seeing a ‘flood of money out of gold into cryptos.’

Satoshi Nakamoto? Chinese Citizen Files Copyright Registration for Bitcoin Whitepaper

A Chinese citizen has recently filed a copyright registration for the Bitcoin whitepaper and original code, authored by Satoshi Nakamoto. The filing comes shortly after Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright controversially filed a copyright registration for them as well.

New ‘Free Bitcoin’ Cryptocurrency Malware Campaign Found on YouTube

A security researcher has recently found a cryptocurrency-related malware campaign running on YouTube, that uses videos to promote a free “bitcoin generator” that promises users free BTC, but in reality installs malware on their devices.

Bitcoin SV Surges 70% After Scammers Claim Its Creator Proved to Be Satoshi Nakamoto

Scammers have recently managed to trick retail Chinese investors into pouring money into Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) over a fake publication that claimed self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto proved he created the flagship cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC), and got BSV relisted on Binance.

Crypto Investment App Starts Letting International Investors Invest in Stocks, ETFs With Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency investment app Abra has recently expanded a service that allowed U.S.-based investors to invest in popular stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and more using bitcoin, to allow investors from 150 countries to do so.

South Korea: Bitcoin Trading Volumes Hit All-Time High on P2P Exchange LocalBitcoins

South Koreans have been increasing using peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange LocalBitcoins to trade bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, as available data shows trading volumes on the exchange recently hit a new all-time high in South Korea.

Bitcoin Whales Reportedly Accumulated 450,000 BTC in Less Than Nine Months

Cryptocurrency investors holding between 1,000 and 10,000 BTC ($8.5 million and $85 million) have seemingly bought the dip last year, as research shows they’ve accumulated over 450,000 bitcoins ($3.8 billion) in less than nine months.

Is Rolling Back the Bitcoin Blockchain Possible and What Would it Do to Bitcoin?

Earlier this month, digital asset exchange Binance was hacked for little over 7,000 bitcoins, worth over $40 million. To stop the hackers from getting away with the stolen BTC, an attempt to rollback the Bitcoin blockchain was considered.

TRON, BitTorrent Prices Surge After Justin Sun Announces ‘Something Huge and Amazing’

TRON’s TRX and the BitTorrent token have both recently seen their prices surge in a not-so-positive day in the cryptocurrency space, thanks to a tweet published by Justin Sun announced ‘something huge and amazing’ is going to be shared in the near future.

Bitcoin Ransomware Attack: Google Disables Baltimore Officials’ Gmail Accounts

The Baltimore City government has been under siege since May 7, as it was hit with a ransomware attack that saw hackers demand $100,000 in bitcoin and officials refuse to pay the ransom. In a new development, Google disabled officials’ Gmail accounts being used as a turnaround.

Binance Coin Could Face ‘Bloody Correction’ if Margin Trading Rollout Goes Awry, Analyst Claims

Josh Rager, a cryptocurrency trader and analyst popular on social media, has recently predicted that Binance Coin (BNB), the cryptocurrency of leading crypto exchange Binance, could face a ‘bloody correction’ if anything goes wrong with the rollout of its margin trading feature.

Stock and Crypto Investing App Robinhood to Raise $200 Million in New Funding

Robinhood, a popular stock and cryptocurrency investing app that doesn’t charge fees, is reportedly set to raise $200 million in a new funding round, which will value the company at between $7 and $8 billion.

Potentially Malicious Vulnerability Found on Cryptocurrency Paper Wallet Generator

It has recently been revealed that, a cryptocurrency paper wallet generator, might have been compromised , and users are being advised to switch funs from wallets created through it to new ones.

Bitcoin Mining Pool Tries to Help Tone Vays Win $10K Bet Against Roger Ver

Cryptocurrency mining pool SlushPool has recently been accused of manually adding a BTC transaction into a block to help Tone Vays, a derivatives trader and analyst, win a wager mage against BCH proponent Roger Ver.

Litecoin’s Price Surges Past $100 Mark as Its Halving Event Approaches

The price of litecoin (LTC), a cryptocurrency created back in 2011 that’s often seen as the silver to bitcoin’s gold, has been outperforming most other cryptocurrencies so far this year, as its halving vent is fast approaching.

Samsung Could Soon Add Cryptocurrencies to Its Samsung Pay App

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is reportedly looking to add cryptocurrencies to its Samsung Pay application, as the company reshuffled employees to join its blockchain task force with the team behind Samsung Pay.

P2P Exchange Hodl Hodl Offers Iranian Traders a Refuge After LocalBitcoins Withdraws From Country

Hodl Hodl, a peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange, has recently started offering Iranian users discounts on trading fees if they sing up before mid-June, in a move made to take advantage of a competitor withdrawing from the country.

$20,500: Litecoin User Pays a 200 LTC Transaction Fee to Move Less Than $1,000

A Litecoin user has recently sent a transaction that included a fee of little over 200 LTC (about $20,500) attached to it. The huge fee was attached to a transaction in which the sender was merely moving 8.88 LTC (around $910).

Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Halts Services in Iran

LocalBitcoins, a Helsinki-based peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchanges, has recently stopped offering its services in Iran, presumably over U.S.-led sanctions that pressured other exchanges into withdrawing their services from the country.

Brave Browser Starts Testing a Twitter BAT Tipping Feature on Its Developer Version

The popular cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser has recently started testing a Basic Attention Token (BAT) tipping feature for Twitter on its developer channel, allowing users to tip others for tweets they like directly on the microblogging platform.

Binance Coin (BNB) Reaches $34 After CZ Teases Margin Trading Rollout

The price of Binance’s BNB token has recently jumped 12% to hit the $34 mark after the cryptocurrency exchanged teased the launch of margin trading, a long-awaited feature that’s seen as an important growth factor for cryptocurrency trading.

Telegram Open Network Reportedly Set to Launch in Q3 2019

The Telegram Open Network (TON), a blockchain developed by the popular privacy-centric messaging app Telegram, is reportedly set to launch in the third quarter of this year, according to an internal note sent to the firm’s investors.

Trans-Fee Mining Exchanges Saw Trading Volumes Rise 124% in April, Report Reveals

Cryptocurrency exchanges using the controversial trans-fee mining (TFM) revenue model have seen their trading volumes rise by 124% in April of this year, a month that saw cryptocurrency exchanges overall see their volumes increase.

Not One, but Two U.S. Presidential Candidates Want Your Crypto

Out of all 2020 U.S. presidential candidates, two are currently accepting cryptocurrency donations, which are reportedly both helping them raise more money and stand out amongst the crowd.

Staking-as-a-Service Startup Raises $2 Million, Set to Expand Its Team and Services

InfStones, a proof-of-stake (PoS) cloud solutions provider that claims to handle the world’s largest PoS stake, has recently announced it raised $2 million in seed funding, and the launch of its blockchain cloud service platform “Infinity Stones.”  

Bitcoin’s Price Fails to Surpass $8,000 as Crypto Market Loses $12 Billion

The cryptocurrency space has recently lost about $12 billion in only 24 hours, at a time in which the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin failed to remain above the $8,000 mark. The cryptocurrency has more than doubled in value so far this year, but is seemingly struggling to keep rising.

Binance CEO Sues VC Firm Sequoia for Reputational Damages

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of leading cryptocurrency exchange binance, has reportedly sued well-reputed venture capital firm Sequoia over reputational damages alleged caused by a lawsuit the VC firm filed against Binance that was dismissed.

Top Wall Street Strategist Tom Lee to Speak at CryptoCompare's Digital Asset Summit

Tom Lee, the head of Fundstrat Global Advisors and a Wall Street strategist well-known for being a bitcoin bull, is set to speak at CryptoCompare’s Digital Asset Summit in June of this year, joining numerous other speakers.

Owning, Occasionally Trading Bitcoin Is Legal in China, Prominent Lawyer Argues

Sa Xiao, a Council Member at the Bank of China Law Research Association, has recently argued that both owning and “occasionally” trading bitcoin in China is legal, as the country’s regulations currently don’t outright ban cryptocurrencies.

Investing in Bitcoin Is 'Not as Crazy as Sitting on the Sidelines’, Says Cameron Winklevoss

Cameron Winklevoss, a co-founder of the popular cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, has recently argued that while it may be crazy to invest in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, it isn’t “as crazy as sitting on the sidelines.”

Tether Reveals It Invested Some of Its Reserves in Bitcoin and ‘Other Assets’

Recently obtained court documents reveal that Tether, the firm behind the popular USDT stablecoin and that shares management with crypto exchange Bitfinex, used some of its reserves to invest in bitcoin and ‘other assets’.

Overstock CEO Sells Shares in His Company to Invest in Blockchain Projects

Patrick Byrne, the chief executive officer of (OSTK), has recently lashed out at investors who questioned his sale of 900,000 of his ‘founders shares’ in the company. Justifying his move, he revealed he needed the funds to invest in blockchain projects.

Mining Pool BTC.Top Briefly Controls Over 51% of Bitcoin Cash's Hashrate

BTC.Top, a popular cryptocurrency mining pool, has recently hit a high of 54% of Bitcoin Cash’s hashrate, before seeing it recede. According to some users the mining pool has just been going after profitability, although any pool having over 51% of the hashrate could be cause for concern.

Bitcoin’s Price Surges Nearly 10% to Surpass $8,000 as Crypto Market Adds $20 Billion

The price of bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently surpassed the $8,000 mark in a move some believe is extremely bullish and could help it go over $10,000. What’s behind the rise is unclear, although a counter trading indicator pointed towards it.

Bitcoin Search Interest Hits 14-Month High, Google Trends Data Shows

Bitcoin’s price movement this year has seemingly been getting more and more people to search for it. Data from Google Trends shows search interest for the flagship cryptocurrency has recently hit a 14-month high.

OneCoin Denies Being a ‘Hybrid Ponzi-Pyramid Scheme’

The controversial OneCoin organization has recently responded to the Central Bank of Samoa, claiming it isn’t a “hybrid ponzi-pyramid scheme” as it doesn’t fir the definition of these schemes, and that it is a centralized, closed cryptocurrency.

Baltimore: Ransomware Halts Real Estate Deals as Officials Refuse to Pay 13 Bitcoin Ransom

The Baltimore City government has been under siege for well over a week after being hit with a ransomware attack earlier this month. As officials refuse to pay a bitcoin ransom demanded by the hackers, real estate deals in the city halted.

Early Bitcoin Adopter Proves Ownership of Address Claimed by Craig Wright, Calls Him a Fraud

An early Bitcoin adopter has recently proved he owns a BTC address that self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto claimed to own in a high-profile lawsuit. The address itself, at one point, held 160,000 bitcoins in it.

'Crypto Exchange' Goxtrade Caught Using Stolen Photos on Its Staff Page

Goxtrade, an organization claiming to be a cryptocurrency exchange that bills itself as a “trusted platform for trading bitcoins,” has been caught using other people’s photos on its staff page, and using false information regarding its location.

Amazon Granted Patent for Proof-of-Work System to Fight DDoS Attacks

E-commerce giant Amazon has recently been granted a patent for a proof-of-work (PoW) system that could reportedly be used to mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks computer networks are often targeted with.

Brave Browser Reportedly Looking for Over $30 Million in Series A Funding Round

The privacy-centric Brave browser is reportedly looking to raise between $30 and $50 million at a valuation of $133 million through a Series A funding round, nearly two years after raising $35 million in less than a minute through an initial coin offering (ICO).

Coinbase Reportedly in Advanced Talks to Acquire Xapo’s Crypto Custody Business

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly in advanced-stage talks to buy cryptocurrency custody provider Xapo, for about $50 million. The deal’s goal would be to boost its custody business and diversify revenue sources

Crypto Market Loses $20 Billion Over Bitcoin’s $1,000 'Flash Crash'

Over the last 24 hours the cryptocurrency ecosystem has lost a total of around $20 billion, likely over a ‘flash crash’ that saw bitcoin drop below the $7,000 mark on most cryptocurrency exchanges, caused by a 5,000 BTC sell order.

Hackers Blackmailing Porn Viewers Have Reportedly Made Nearly $1 Million in Bitcoin

Hackers blackmailing porn viewers by claiming they’ve got videos of them watching adult content have reportedly managed to make nearly $1 million worth of bitcoin thanks to victims who pay up.

Shark Tank Star Calls Bitcoin 'Garbage' Over Failed Real Estate Deal

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary has recently claimed he sees bitcoin as “garbage” and that it’s a “digital game,” over what appears to have been a failed real estate deal he tried to use bitcoin in.

Crypto Hardware Wallet Ledger Saw Sales Double After Binance Got Hacked, CEO Claims

The CEO of cryptocurrency hardware wallet Ledger, Pascal Gauthier, has recently revealed that after leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance got hacked for $40 million last week, the firm’s sales doubled, presumably as users worried about their funds’ security.

XLM Price Surges 25% Despite Stellar Network Going Down for Two Hours

The price of XLM, the cryptocurrency used on the Stellar blockchain, has recently started surging, despite a recent two-hour failure that affected its blockchain, in which users weren’t able to transact.

Crypto Startup Launches Bitcoin Term Deposit Offering 9% Annual Interest

A Delaraware-based cryptocurrency startup called BitLeague has recently launched a Bitcoin term deposit product designed to bring mainstream-like services to the crypto economy and attract new users.

Breaking: Bitcoin Cash Network Glitches After Undergoing Scheduled Hard Fork

After going through a planned update this Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Bitcoin Cash network stopped processing transactions for various blocks, over what some are claiming to be an issue with the Bitcoin ABC client.

Opera Browser to Add Support for TRON, Multiple Other Blockchains Within a Year

The popular Opera browser, which reportedly has over 300 million users, is reportedly soon adding support for TRON’s TRX on its crypto wallet, as part of a plan to support ‘multiple blockchains’ in the next 12 months.

Samsung to Add Its Crypto Wallet to Budget Galaxy Smartphones

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to add its cryptocurrency wallet to budget Galaxy smartphones, and work with local telecom firms on blockchain-based initiatives.

Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Appoints Liquidators Months After Being Hacked

New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, which was hacked in January of this year for an estimated $23 million worth of cryptos, has recently appointed David Ruscoe and Russell Moore as liquidators, and halted trading on its platform.

Bitcoin Will Use Cosmos to ‘Absorb Everything’, Says Tendermint’s Zaki Manian

Tendermint isn’t a name most cryptocurrency users know, but it’s a company that was partly behind the creation of the Binance Chain, the native blockchain of Binance’s BNB token and is the company behind Cosmos - "the internet of blockchains."

HODL: Tom Lee Reaffirms BTC's Full-Year Gains Are Generated in Only 10 Days

Tom Lee, the head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors and a well-known bitcoin bull, has recently reaffirmed that his research has shown bitcoins’s full-year returns are generated in only 10 days, hinting that HODLing makes sense.

New Partnership Makes Sending Bitcoin Without an Internet Connection Simpler

A new partnership announced between goTenna and Blockstream Satellite is reportedly set to make sending bitcoin transactions without an internet connection a little simpler, making it easier for users throughout the world to use BTC.

Moving Fast Is Necessary to Survive in Crypto Market, Says eToroX's Managing Director

Doron Rosenblum, the managing director of eToroX, the blockchain division of the global investment company eToro, has recently revealed he believes moving fast is a necessity to survive in the crypto space, more so than in the traditional financial system.

Bitcoin Cash Outshines Crypto Market Rally as Avg. BTC Transaction Fees Rise

The cryptocurrency space has been witnessing a major rally in the last few days that helped bitcoin cash (BCH), a cryptocurrency created in August 2017 through a hard fork of bitcoin (BTC), surge over 33% in the last 30 days. 

Investor Awarded $75 Million in Civil Lawsuit Against 21-Year-Old Who Stole His Crypto

Michael Terpin, a U.S. entrepreneur and cryptocurrency investor who’s seen SIM swappers steal millions worth of cryptocurrency from him, has recently been awarded $75.8 million in a civil judgment against a man who was reportedly part of a scheme to defraud him.

Craig Wright's Wife Sues Exchange Over $3 Million Worth of Bitcoin

The wife of self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright, Ramona Ang, has reportedly sued a Cyprus-based futures exchange to reclaim lost bitcoin, as she was reportedly locked out of an account with millions worth of BTC in it.

Ernst & Young Report Reveals QuadrigaCX Has $21 Million in Assets, Owes $160 Million

A new report published by Ernst and Young (EY) has recently shown that the embattled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has $21 million in assets, but owes its creditors $160 million.

Bitcoin's Price Breaks Key Resistance as Crypto Market Cap Surpasses $200 Billion

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price break through a critical resistance level, which saw some declare the end of the bear market. Given the cryptocurrency’s performance, the crypto ecosystem’s market cap surpassed $200 billion.

Billionaire Tim Draper: 'Bitcoin Will Be About a 5% Market Share of the Earth'

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper, who’s a well-known bitcoin bull, has recently claimed he believes bitcoin will “be a 5% market share of the earth,” predicting the flagship cryptocurrency will be one of the most valuable assets in existence.

Ethereum's Joseph Lubin: Bitfinex, Tether Situation ‘Probably Won't Get Better’

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, who’s also the founder and CEO of cryptocurrency-related software company ConsenSys, has recently stated he believes the Bitfinex, Tether situation seems to be a “really big mess” that “probably won’t get better.”

U.S. Congressman Proposes Bill to Outlaw Cryptocurrency Purchases

During a Financial Services Committee hearing held this Thursday (May 9, 2019) U.S. Congressman Bradley Sherman (D-California) proposed a bill to outlaw cryptocurrency purchases in the country over their potential to undermine the U.S. dollar.

Crypto Trading Firms Propose Blacklist to Keep Bad Actors at Bay

Various cryptocurrency trading firms have recently met to discuss ways to prevent the rising number of hacks and scams plaguing the crypto industry, and proposed the creation of a blacklist that could keep bad actors at bay.

Bitmain's Bitcoin Mining Hashrate Drops 88% in “Natural Course of the Mining Business”

Beijing-headquartered Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain Technologies, one of the largest crypto mining hardware manufacturers in the world, has recently seen its bitcoin mining hashrate drop by a whopping 88%.

'Everything Except BTC Will Die-off' Claims Crypto VC Firm

Heisenberg Capital, a cryptocurrency-focused venture capital firm, has recently claimed on social media it believes that “everything except BTC will die-off,” meaning it expects every altcoin on the crypto ecosystem to lose its value.

Researcher Finds Critical TRON Bug That Could've Crashed Its Blockchain

A researcher has recently found a critical bug that could’ve crashed TRON’s $1.6 billion blockchain with just one computer, if bad actors consumed its CPU power with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

Bitfinex and Tether Fight Back: 'No Ongoing Fraud', 'No Victims'

iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex and Tether, has recently issued its official court response to the fraud allegations made against it by New York’s Attorney General, which accused the crypto exchange operator of an $850 million ‘cover-up.’

Bitfinex Shareholder Starts Accepting Pre-Orders for Exchange's Token Sale

Zhao Dong, a Bitfinex shareholder and a crypto billionaire that predicted bitcoin will remain below $6,000 for most of 2019, has recently started accepting pre-orders for Bitfinex’s upcoming token sale through his crypto-lending application Renrenbit.

Mysterious Bitcoin Whale Moves $230 Million for 57 Cents With BTC

A mysterious bitcoin whale has recently made a 40,000 bitcoin transaction that only cost 0.0001 BTC. This means that to move nearly $230 million worth of cryptocurrency, the whale only paid a 57 cent transaction fee.

Bitcoin's Confirmed Transactions per Day Hit 16-Month High as Its Price Keeps Rising

Economic activity on the Bitcoin network has been rising so far this year, so much so that daily confirmed transactions have recently hit a 16-month high, with nearly 440,000 transactions being confirmed in a single day.

Bitcoin Faucet Launches Lamborghini Huracan Giveaway

One of the largest bitcoin faucets in the world, with over 19.3 million users, has recently launched a giveaway that’ll see a lucky winner get a Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2, or a $200,000 payout in bitcoin.

Bitcoin Investors 'Celebrate the Life and Work of Judas Iscariot' Says Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and a long-time business partner of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, has recently claimed the “bitcoin people” celebrate the life of Judas Iscariot, the apostle that betrayed Jesus, in their happy hours.

Hacker Deletes GitHub Code Repositories to Demand a Bitcoin Ransom

A hacker has reportedly been breaking into GitHub accounts to wipe code repositories, to then demand a ransom in bitcoin from its owners. The attacker threatens to make the code public, or to use it for his own ends.

New Website Counts Down to 'Live Unveiling' of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto

A recently launched website is making the rounds on social media, as it features a countdown to the ‘live unveiling’ of who Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, really is. Who’s behind the website or why it was launched isn’t clear.

68% of High-Net-Worth Individuals Plan to Be Invested in Crypto Until 2022, Survey Shows

A recently conducted survey has shown that more than two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals plan to be invested in cryptocurrencies until 2022. In the survey’s context, a high-net-worth individual was considered one with over £1 million ($1.3 million) worth of investable assets.

Bitcoin Is a 'Gambling Device' Says Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has recently revealed his position on cryptocurrency hasn’t changed, as when asked he claimed bitcoin is a ‘gambling device’ that doesn’t produce anything.

Cardano Founder to Develop New Cryptocurrency in Collaboration With Ethiopian Government

Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano (ADA) and the CEO of IOHK, has recently announced the launch of an enterprise blockchain framework that aims to help millions of people in Africa, and will launch a cryptocurrency in collaboration with the Ethiopian government.

Darknet Marketplace Wall Street Market Taken Down in Wake of Potential Exit Scam

A popular darknet marketplace known as the Wall Street Market has recently been taken down by authorities through a Europol-led operation that also led to three arrests, and saw police seize bitcoin and monero “in six-digit amounts.”

Monero Transactions Hit New All-Time High Thanks to ‘Social Gambling Game’

Privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) has recently seen the number of transactions on its network reach a new all-time high after over 15,000 transactions were processed in a single day, partly thanks to a gambling game.

Facebook Reportedly Looking for Partners to Launch Crypto-Based Payments System

Facebook has reportedly been in talks with various payment processors, e-commerce merchants, and other financial firms to get them to support a cryptocurrency-based payments system it’s currently developing.

CFTC Chairman: 'Explosion of Interest’ in Crypto Will Lead to More Clearinghouses

The Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has recently revealed the regulator expects to see more firms apply to become federally-related clearinghouses as a consequence of an “explosion of interest” in cryptocurrencies.

Crypto ATM Operator Postpones USDT Support Over Fraud Allegations

CoinFlip, a cryptocurrency ATM operator, has recently revealed it postponed support for Tether’s USDT stablecoin over the New York Attorney General’s fraud allegations regarding Bitfinex and Tether.

$1.2 Billion Worth of Cryptocurrency Reportedly Lost to Theft, Fraud in Q1 2019

A surge in theft from cryptocurrency exchanges and fraud-related activities has seen around $1.2 billion worth of crypto get stolen in the first quarter of this year. The amount is equivalent to 70% of all crypto funds stolen throughout 2017.

47% of Institutional Investors Believe Cryptocurrencies Are Worth Investing in, Survey Finds

A survey conducted by Greenwich Associates for Fidelity Investments, one of the largest financial services firms in the world with over $7.2 trillion worth of assets under management, has found that nearly half (47%) of institutional investors believe cryptocurrencies are worth investing in.

Bitcoin Has Been Outperforming Gold, the S&P 500 so Far This Year

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has so far this year been outperforming the market’s benchmark index, the S&P 500, as well as commodities like gold and oil so far this year. This, as some believe last year’s bear market is now behind us.

Grayscale Launches Ad Campaign Telling Investors to Drop Gold, Buy Bitcoin

Grayscale Investment, a cryptoasset management firm and a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, has recently launched an ad campaign that’s telling investors to drop gold, and instead invest on the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin.

John McAfee Teases Launch of Bitcoin Debit Card That Can Be Used ‘Anywhere’

Eccentric cybersecurity pioneer John McAfee, who’s running for the Oval Office in the 2020 elections, has recently teased on social media from somewhere in the Bahamas he’s set to launch a new crypto debit card that can be used “anywhere.”

Bitfinex Shareholders Reveal They're Unconcerned With Fraud Allegations

Two Bitfinex shareholders have recently revealed the New York Attorney General’s fraud allegations regarding the crypto exchange and Tether – which share management, as they believe Bitfinex will be able to unfreeze the $850 million it’s claimed it lost.

Hamas' Military Wing Raised $7,400 in Bitcoin While Experimenting With Crypto

The military wing of Hamas, an organization designated as a terrorist group in the United States and in Europe that controls the Gaza Strip, has reportedly managed to raise $7,400 worth of bitcoin while experimenting with cryptocurrency fundraising.

E*Trade Reportedly Looking to Launch Crypto Trading for Its 5 Million Users

E*Trade Financial Group, a massive online trading firm, is reportedly getting ready to add cryptocurrency trading to its platform, which currently has about 5 million users trading traditional financial assets.

Crypto Startup Ledger Warns Against 'Highly Targeted' Malware Targeting Its Users

French cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has recently warned against a malware it detected, which replaces its Ledger Live desktop applications with a malicious one that asks for users’ recovery phrases.

Gab's Brave Browser Fork Uses Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Instead of BAT

Gab, a purportedly uncensored social media microblogging platform, is reportedly looking to fork the Brave browser to create a “free-speech browser” and, in the future, a “free-speech marketplace and app store,” both powered by bitcoin.

Decentralized Exchange Switcheo Launches Atomic Swaps on Ethereum and NEO

Switcheo, a NEO-based decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX) has recently launched atomic swaps on the Ethereum and NEO blockchains, meaning users will be able to seamlessly swap its SWTH token to ETH.

Crypto Hardware Wallet Startup Ledger Receives $2.9 Million Investment From Samsung

Ledger, a popular cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer, has recently received a 2.6 million euro ($2.9 million) investment from South Korean tech giant Samsung, in a move that gave the firm a valuation of roughly $290 million.

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Denies Harboring North Korean Traders

Popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has recently denied it’s been harboring North Korean traders on its platform, after New York’s regulator flagged suspicious accounts on its platform.

New Browser Extension Lets Lightning Network Users Shop on Amazon With Bitcoin

A new browser extension called ‘Moon’ allows Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) users to buy products on Amazon and various other e-commerce websites using BTC, although the websites themselves don’t handle any crypto.

Most Crypto Influencers Are Confident Bitcoin Bottomed out, Prominent Analyst Reveals

Willy Woo, a prominent cryptocurrency analyst, has recently revealed he surveyed some of the most notable influencers, analysts, and traders in the cryptocurrency space to find out whether they believe the bear market has bottomed out. Most revealed they’re nearly sure it has.

Binance's Decentralized Exchange Goes Live, Trading to Start ‘at a Later Date’

Binance’s long-awaited decentralized exchange (DEX) has gone live, ahead of its planned schedule. Users aren’t yet able to trade, as the feature will be enabled “as soon as the first trading pair is listed.”

Bitcoin Can Now Be Used to Bet on Game of Thrones' Finale, a popular bitcoin faucet that lets users earn a handful of satoshis every hour, has recently launched a betting feature that lets them bet on a variety of events, including the finale of HBO’s hit show Game of Thrones.

Survey Shows South Koreans Who’ve Bought Cryptos Invested an Average of Over $6,000

A recently conducted survey has shown that South Koreans who’ve bought cryptocurrencies invested an average of $6,000 in the ecosystem, with those in their 50s investing an average f $11,000.

Crypto Exchange Zaif to Resume Operations Seven Months After Being Hacked

Zaif, a Japanese cryptocurrency exchange that was hacked in September of last year, is reportedly getting ready to resume its operations seven months after the security breach, as the trading platform is being transferred to a new parent company.

Israeli Man Indicted for Stealing $9 Million Worth of Dash, Nearly 1% of Its Supply

An Israeli man, Afek Zard, has reportedly been indicted over the alleged theft of 74,990.74 Dash, or over $9 million worth of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency, equivalent to nearly 1% of its circulating supply.

How Bakkt Can Bring the Crypto Space an Institutional Investor Influx

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have for years been waiting for institutional investors to enter the space. While the introduction of bitcoin futures contracts on regulated exchanges in late 2017 didn’t gain a lot of traction, Bakkt may.

Malta, the ‘Blockchain Island’ Dominates Crypto Markets’ Trading Volume

Malta, a small nation that became known as the ‘blockchain island’ for its friendly approach to cryptocurrency-related businesses, has seemingly been dominating the cryptocurrency markets when it comes to trading volume.

Tether Accounted for Over 80% of Bitcoin’s Trading Volume as its Premium Dropped

Tether’s USDT stablecoin has seemingly kept on dominating the cryptocurrency trading scene, as Bitcoin to USDT volumes have increased their market share from 70% in February to 81.7% of all BTC trading volume in March.

UK's Biggest Travel Company Starts Accepting Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash Payments

Corporate Traveller, the United Kingdom’s biggest travel company, has recently started accepting bitcoin (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH) payments, in a move that could be followed by the Flight Centre Group, one of the world’s biggest travel firms, embracing crypto payments.

$26 Million: Winklevoss Twins, Charlie Shrem Settle Long-Standing Bitcoin Lawsuit

The owners of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, have recently settled a long-standing lawsuit against early bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem over $26 million, which the exchange owners claimed Shrem owed them.

Cryptocurrencies ‘Will Never’ Replace Fiat Currencies, Says Romanian Central Bank Official

Daniel Daianu, a member of the Romanian National Bank (BNR)’s administration Council, has reportedly recently stated he believes cryptocurrencies aren’t going to be able to replace central bank fiat currencies, as these aren’t exactly currencies.

Crypto Exchange Raises $64 Million to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency, a popular cryptocurrency Exchange, has reportedly raised $64 million worth of cryptoasset in a week to launch its own cryptocurrency. The new token won’t be launched until its own blockchain goes live, in the fourth quarter of this year.

Kin Partners With Social Entertainment App MadLipz, Bring Crypto to 40 Million Users

MadLipz, a social entertainment app that lets its users express themselves through short videos, has recently integrated Kin, a cryptocurrency launched by Kik, in a move that introduced 40 million users from over 100 countries to cryptocurrency.

Romanian Duo Convicted of Malware, Cryptojacking Scheme That Infected 400,000 Computers

The US Department of Justice has recently announced that two Romanian cybercriminals have been convicted of 21 counts after infecting 400,000 individual computers with malware to mine cryptocurrency and steal users’ data.

Crypto Influencers Call on Exchanges to Delist Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV)

Various cryptocurrency social media influencers have recently started calling on crypto exchanges to delist Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV), in a move made after several BSV supporters took legal action against users they claim to be waging a “targeted campaign.”

Adult Website CamSoda Starts Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

Adult entertainment website CamSoda, ranked among the top 4,000 websites in the world according to Alexa,has recently started accepting cryptocurrency payments for various features on its platform.

Bitcoin SV Miners Accumulated Gross Losses of $2.2 Million Since November

Miners on the Bitcoin Satoshi’s vision (BSV) blockchain have reportedly not been able to make a profit since the cryptocurrency was created, as the coin’s low price might’ve not been enough to help them pay for energy.

Crypto Hardware Wallet Ledger Could Soon Lay off 10% of Its Workforce

Leading cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger may be about to lay off 10% of its 200-strong workforce as business starts to slow down over the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s bear market.

CryptoKitties, Pokémon Go Combination Becomes China's Most Popular Mobile Game

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has recently launched a game called Let’s Hunt Monsters, which is essentially a title that merges concepts underlying in both CryptoKitties and Pokémon Go. Merely days after launch it has become China’s number one mobile game on the iOS app store.

WikiLeaks Has Received Nearly $30,000 Worth of Bitcoin After Assange's Arrest

Earlier this week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he had been staying for seven years. Since the arrest, theorganization he founded has now received over 5.6 BTC ($28,500) in donations.

Bitcoin's Misery Index Surpassed Mid-2016 Highs, Indicating BTC Bear Market “Likely Ended”

Tom Lee, a Wall Street strangest covering bitcoin and the co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, has recently revealed his contrarian indicator, the Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI), recently hit levels it hadn’t since July of 2016, which indicate “the bear market for Bitcoin likely ended at $3,000.”

Goldman Sachs CEO Denies Company Ever Had Crypto Trading Desk Plans

The CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, has recently told a U.S. House of Representatives panel that the financial giant never had plans to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk, claiming reports suggesting so weren’t correct.

Polychain Capital's Assets Under Management Drop About 40% From $1 Billion

The assets under management (AUM) of cryptocurrency-focused hedge fund Polychain Capital have recently dropped about 40% from nearly $1 billion to $594.5 million in the last quarter of 2018.

Hacked Exchange Bithumb Totals $180 Million Loss in 2018’s Bear Market

Bithumb, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has reportedly had a net loss of 205.5 billion, the equivalent of $180 million, in 2018’s bear market. The loss was attributed to hacks to suffered, infrastructure investments, and labor costs.

Telegram's TON Blockchain Has Reportedly Entered a Private Beta

The Telegram Open Network (TON), the blockchain developed by popular privacy-centric messaging app Telegram, has reportedly launched a private beta that’s open to Russian developers, and has been showing “extremely high transacting speeds.”

Bitcoin Phisher Sentenced for Stealing $365,000 in Bitcoin From Dark Web Users

Michael Richo, a 37-year-old man from the US, has recently seen sentenced to one year and one day in prison for fraud in connection to a bitcoin phishing scheme he was allegedly running, designed to rob victims of their crypto holdings.

Bitcoin Donations to WikiLeaks Surge After Julian Assange's Arrest

Earlier today, April 11, 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had been staying for seven years. Since the arrest, the organization he founded has seen a surge in bitcoin and cryptocurrency donations.

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain 'Clearly Shaking the System', Says IMF's Chief

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has recently stated financial technologies like cryptocurrencies and blockchain networks are “shaking” the banking system, and have to be regulated.

Crypto Exchange Bittrex to Appeal Rejected BitLicense Application

Popular Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has recently seen the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) reject granting it a BitLicense, which the company requires to offer its services to the state’s residents.

Crypto Billionaire Zhao Dong Sees BTC Remain Below $6,000 for Most of 2019

Zhao Dong, a bitcoin billionaire and one of China’s biggest over-the-counter (OTC) traders, has recently claimed via the microblogging platform Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter, he believes bitcoin’s bear market isn’t over.

74% of Russians Have Heard About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies, Survey Shows

A recently conducted survey has shown that while most in Russia have heard about cryptocurrencies, only 2% claimed to have already invested in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Some, on the other hand, believe these were illegal in the country.

TrueUSD: Third-Party Audit Reveals Full US Dollar Backing

TrustToken, the organization behind the TrueUSD (TUSD) stablecoin, has recently published a blog post revealing a third-party audit to its reserves shows it has a US dollar in its reserves to back every TUSD in circulation.

YouTube Star PewDiePie to Exclusively Live Stream on Crypto-Powered Platform

Felix Kjellberg, a YouTube star known as PewDiePie on the video sharing platform, has recently signed a deal to exclusively start streaming on cryptocurrency-powered live streaming platform DLive.

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Granted BitLicense, Plans US Expansion

Bitstamp, a popular European cryptocurrency exchange, has recently been granted the coveted BitLicense by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and is now planning to expand in the US.

Former Employee Sues Crypto Exchange Kraken Over $900,000 Payment

Jonathan Silverman, a former Kraken employee hired in April of 2017, is reportedly suing the cryptocurrency exchange, as it allegedly failed to pay him for work he for it. The lawsuit demands compensation of over $900,000.

Here's Why Hardware Wallets Aren't Enough to Secure Your Crypto

Cryptocurrencies have allowed people throughout the world to be their own bank, and own their own money, but they come with a major caveat: your funds are your responsibility, so you have to ensure they’re secure.

Bitcoin Cash Is up Nearly 150% in the Last 30 Days, Outshining Other Cryptos

The price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), a cryptocurrency created back in August of 2017 through a hard fork of the Bitcoin network, has seen its price rise by nearly 150% this week, a performance that outshines bitcoin’s nearly 30% gains.

Grayscale Reduces Its Digital Large Cap Fund's Exposure to XRP, Increases to LTC

Grayscale Investments, a cryptoasset management firm and a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group, has recently revealed it reviewed the weightings of its Digital Large Cap Fund (DLC). Its revision saw it reduce the fund’s exposure to XRP, and increase its exposure to Litecoin (LTC).

Bitcoin Users Are 'Overpaying' in Transaction Fees, Data Suggests

Bit Consultants, a Bitcoin education and consultancy organization, has recently shared data on social media that suggests bitcoin users are overpaying for their transaction fees, as there0s a mismatch between fees required for specific transactions, and the ones users are paying.

Decentralized Exchange Radar Unveils Bitcoin Lightning Network Developer Tools

The team behind Radar, a startup that raised $10 million last year and operates a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange on the Ethereum network, has recently unveiled a suite of tools for developers working on Bitcoin’s layer-two scaling solution, the lightning network.

Trader Who Predicted Bitcoin’s 84% Decline Set a $50,000 Price Target

Peter Brandt, a 71-year-old trading veteran who back in January of last year predicted bitcoin’s 84% decline, has recently revealed he set a $50,000 price target for the largest cryptocurrency by market cap in the next two years.

Coinbase Makes It to LinkedIn's ‘Top Companies in the US’ List

Coinbase, a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, has recently made it to LinkedIn ‘Top Companies 2019’ list, which looks at US firms’ popularity by analyzing their performance when it comes to interest in the company, employee engagement, employee retention, and job demand.

Russian Social Media Giant Vkontakte Launches 'Mineable' Virtual Currency

Russian social media giant Vkontakte (VK) has reportedly launched its own virtual currency, dubbed VK Coin. It’s currently unclear whether it’s a blockchain-based cryptocurrency, or merely a digital currency used on its platform.

Belgium’s Financial Regulator Adds 7 Websites to Its Crypto Fraud List

Belgium’s financial regulator, the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA), has recently added seven new websites to its cryptocurrency fraud alert list, which to date already has 120 websites in it.

Breaking: Bancor Hackers Move 25,000 ETH to Crypto Exchange Huobi

Those behind Bancor’s security breach last year have recently started moving their stolen ether after months of inactivity, seemingly to popular cryptocurrency exchange Huobi. The move may have seen them liquidate the stolen funds.

How Binance Launchpad Pushed BNB to New All-Time Highs

Earlier this year Binance, a leading cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, launched a token sale platform called Binance Launchpad.

Crypto Exchange Coinsquare to Launch Canadian Dollar-Backed Stablecoin eCAD

Coinsquare, a popular Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, has recently revealed it’s going to launch a Canadian dollar-backed stablecoin called eCAD, meaning each circulating eCAD is set to be backed 1:1 by a Canadian dollar in its reserves.

South Korea Considers Reviewing Its Restrictive Cryptocurrency Regulations

Officials in South Korea are reportedly considering reviewing the country’s restrictive cryptocurrency regulations, in a move that could see the country re-evaluate its policies to ensure it supports the industry’s growth.

Crypto Mining Firm Riot Blockchain Reports $58 Million Net Loss in 2018

Cryptocurrency mining firm Riot Blockchain, which changed its name from Bioptix to take advantage of the crypto ecosystem’s 2017 bull run, has recently reported a $58 million net loss last year.

Jamaica’s Stock Exchange to Pilot Bitcoin, Ether Live Trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is reportedly set to pilot bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) live trading in the near future, thanks to a partnership it has with Canadian fintech firm Blockstation.

Bitcoin Searches Tripled During the Recent Rally, Google Trends Data Shows

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price jump by 20% in a short period of time, helping it cross the $5,000 mark. Right after the jump, Google Trends data shows searches for the cryptocurrency more than tripled.

Brave Browser Starts Letting Users Earn BAT for Seeing Ads on Its Beta Version

The cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser, which has been allowing its users to earn its Basic Attention Token (BAT) for seeing ads on its developer channel, has recently rolled out the feature to the Beta version of the browser.

Swiss 5-Star Hotel to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments in May

A five-star hotel based in Switzerland, The Dolder Grand, is reportedly going to start accepting bitcoin payments for accommodation, food and beverages, and spa treatments next month, in a move made over the belief “bitcoin is here to stay.”

Here's How You Could've Profited From Bitcoin's 20% Jump

Bitcoin has recently seen its price rise to the $5,000 mark, which it hadn’t seen since November of last year, when it plunged from over $6,000 to little over $3,000. The cryptocurrency’s rise, according to analysts, may have created arbitrage opportunities.

Bitcoin Reached a Five-Month High Thanks to a Mysterious 20,000 BTC Order

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently reached a five-month high after hitting the $5,000 mark on various exchanges, before the price fell slightly. The cryptocurrency’s jump was seemingly caused by a mysterious 20,000 BTC order.

Cryptopia Users May Soon Get a 'Rebate', but Details Are Scarce

Users of the hacked New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia may soon receive a ‘rebate’ on their lost funds, but details on it are scarce. Some suggest it’ll be in fiat currency according to the price of the cryptos users lost at the time of the hack, on January 14.

Yahoo Finance Drops Interview With Cardano's Founder in Lieu of Lyft IPO Coverage

Charles Hoskinson, the creator of both Cardano (ADA) and an Ethereum co-founder, has recently seen his interview with Yahoo Finance get dropped over the initial public offering (IPO) of internet unicorn Lyft.

Japan's Biggest Railway Company Is Looking to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

Japan’s biggest railway and subway operator, the Japan Railways Group (JR Group), is reportedly looking to add cryptocurrency payment options for its users, in a move that could see millions of Japanese individuals use cryptos to pay for transportation.

Coinbase Custody Starts Letting Institutional Investors Earn off of Their Tezos Holdings

Coinbase Custody has recently revealed it’s going to let institutional investors who use its platform, which are estimated to store around $600 million worth of crypto with it, stake or “bake” Tezos (XTZ) tokens for passive income.

Russian Social Media Giant Vkontakte Reportedly Eyeing Cryptocurrency Launch

Russian social media giant Vkontakte (VK) is reportedly looking to issue its own cryptocurrency, although a final decision on whether to do it still hasn’t been made. This, nearly a year after launching its own payments system called VK Pay.

Options Traders Show Little Confidence in Bitcoin Hitting $10,000 This Year

Cryptocurrency traders have so far seemingly showed little confidence in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, climbing back to $10,000 this year, according to data from analytics firm Skew, which tracks bitcoin futures and options data.

Former Mt Gox CEO to Appeal Data Manipulation Conviction

Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange Mt Gox, is reportedly planning to appeal the data manipulation conviction it recently received from a Japanese court.

Canadian Town Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Property Tax Payments

The Canadian town of Innisfil, Ontario has announced it started accepting bitcoin as a payment option for property tax payments, for a one-year trial that’s going to start next month, in April. The payment option comes through a partnership with a Toronto-based cryptocurrency trading firm, Coinberry.

SEC Postpones Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Decision Until May

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently postponed its decision on whether to approve a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposed by Bitwise, a popular cryptocurrency startup.

Omise Denies OmiseGo Acquisition by Thailand’s Richest Company for $150 Million

Hasegawa Jun, the founder of Omise, the company behind OmiseGo (OMG), has recently denied reports suggesting that Thailand’s richest company, the Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group), acquired it for $150 million.

North Korea's Lazarus Group Is Reportedly Still Trying to Hack Crypto Businesses

The Lazarus Group, a hacking team that’s reportedly a division of North Korea’s state hackers, is reportedly still trying to hack cryptocurrency-related businesses, presumably in an attempt to help the rogue state bypass sanctions.

YouTube Inadvertently Promoted an Illegitimate Version of Bitcoin Wallet Electrum

Google-owned video sharing website YouTube has recently inadvertently promoted an illegitimate version of the popular Electrum bitcoin wallet, as a scammer was seemingly trying to separate users from their BTC.

CoinBene's Unannounced 'Maintenance' Causing Concerns It Has Been Hacked

CoinBene, a relatively large cryptocurrency exchange, has recently entered an unannounced maintenance period at about the same time users noticed massive amounts of crypto were being transferred out of its wallets, leading to suspicions it was hacked.

Robinhood Launches 'Digestible' Financial Newsletter After Its First Ever Acquisition

No-fee stock and cryptocurrency trading app Robinhood has recently announced the acquisition of a media company called MarketSnacks. The move is accompanied by the launch of a ‘digestible’ financial newsletter taken from the firm.

QuadrigaCX's Situation Could've Been Avoided if It Was Based in Bermuda, Premier Claims

The Premier of Bermuda, David Burt, has recently claimed that QuadrigaCX’s situation could have been avoided if the cryptocurrency exchange was based in the country, thanks to its regulations of cryptocurrency-related firms.

Yahoo! Japan-Backed Cryptocurrency Exchange to Launch in May

A Japanese cryptocurrency exchange called Taotao, formerly known as BitARG, has revealed it’s set to launch in May of this year. Taotao is 40% owned by a subsidiary of Yahoo! Japan, and will let users trade cryptocurrencies and enter leverage positions.

Microsoft's Bing Reportedly Blocked Over 5 Million Cryptocurrency Ads Last Year

Microsoft’s search engine Bing has reportedly blocked over 5 million cryptocurrency-related ads last year, as a result of a ban the search engine enacted in an attempt to protect its users from fraudsters.

Santander Clarifies It Isn't Using XRP for International Payments

Spanish bank Santander has recently clarified via microblogging platform Twitter that it isn’t using the XRP cryptocurrency for international payments, but is instead using a product developed by Ripple, the firm behind the token.

Hamas' Military Wing Asks Supporters for Bitcoin Donations, Again

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of an organization designated as a terrorist group in Europe and the United States currently in control of the Gaza Strip, Hamas, have recently called on supporters for Bitcoin donations.

Overstock’s tZERO Security Token Platform to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading App This Summer

Overstock’s security token trading platform tZERO is reportedly set to launch a cryptocurrency trading app this summer, to let users buy and sell bitcoin on their mobile devices, and potentially also ether.

Successful Cardano 1.5 Upgrade Causes 22% Price Surge

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts paying attention to Cardano (ADA) may have noticed the cryptocurrency’s price went up over 22% in the last seven days, helping it become a top ten cryptocurrency by market cap.

MetaMask Has Been Broadcasting Users' Ethereum Addresses to Visited Websites by Default

Popular Ethereum wallet MetaMask has been broadcasting users’ Ethereum wallets to the websites they visit, allowing third-parties to see their ETH addresses and potentially link them to their browsing activity.

Vietnam to Soon Have a Fully-Authorized Cryptocurrency Exchange

Vietnam is reportedly set to soon have a fully-authorized cryptocurrency exchange, as two firms in the country have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the production of a crypto trading platform, after obtaining a license for it.

Mexico’s Central Bank Proposes Regulations That Could ‘Ban Cryptocurrency Exchanges'

Mexico’s central bank has recently proposed new regulations to a recently enacted fintech law that could “effusively ban cryptocurrency exchanges in the country” if they manage to move forward.

Bitcoin's Dominance in the Crypto Market Is of Over 80%, Researcher Finds

A study conducted John-Paul Thorbjornsen has found that while bitcoin’s percentage of the total cryptocurrency ecosystem is slightly above 50%, its dominance over it is well over the 80% market. This, if in ‘dominance’ we include factors other than market cap.

Twitch Quietly Stops Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments, a popular live streaming platform that as of May 2018 has over 15 million daily active users, has recently quietly stopped accepting bitcoin and bitcoin cash payments, as the options to pay with these cryptocurrencies seemingly vanished.

BIS Chief Advises Central Banks Against Issuing Their Own Cryptocurrencies

Augustin Carstens, the head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), has recently argued central banks throughout the world shouldn’t issue their own cryptocurrencies, as these could have “huge operational consequences” and “implications for the stability of the financial system.”

Bitcoin's Current Market Cycle Will Last Until May 2020, Blockchain Think Tank Claims

A blockchain-focused think tank, the DD Think Tank, has recently suggested that Bitcoin’s current market cycle could last until May 2020, after analyzing over “100,000 pieces of data of the global cryptocurrency industry.”

Bittrex Cancels First Initial Exchange Offering Over Project's Business Status

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has recently canceled its first initial exchange offering (IEO) over changes to the business status of the project that was going to sell its tokens through it.

Brazilian Massacre Planned in Dark Web Forum Created by a Litecoin Fork Creator

The Suzano massacre in Brazil, in which two armed shooters aged 17 and 26 killed over 10 people before committing suicide, was seemingly orchestrated in a dark web forum created by a cryptocurrency user who forked Litecoin to create BolsoCoin.

Japanese Court Finds Former Mt Gox CEO Guilty of Data Manipulation

The Tokyo District Court has recently found Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, guilty of charges relating to data manipulation, although it also saw him escape some charges.

Coinbase Completes OTC Cryptocurrency Trade From ‘Cold Storage'

Leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has recently successfully completed an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading directly from its ‘cold storage’, in which the funds were offline.

Tether Quietly Dilutes USD Reserve Claims, Drawing Community Criticism

Tether, the company behind the controversial USDT stablecoin, has recently quietly updated its website to dilute its claims every USDT token was backed by a US dollar in its reserves, to now include “cash equivalents” and third-party loans.

QuadrigaCX: Founder's Widow Claims He Mixed Personal Funds With Those of the Exchange

The widow of Gerald Cotten, the founder and CEO of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, has recently revealed he told her he used his own money to process customers’ withdrawals during a legal battle with a bank.

Ethereum Mining Pool Splits $300,000 Fee With User Who Accidentally Sent It

Leading Ethereum mining pool Sparkpool has recently agreed to split a $330,000 ETH fee it mined earlier this year with a user who accidentally attached a 2,100 ETH fee to a transaction, leading to the huge block reward.

Bittrex Unveils Initial Exchange Offering to Compete With Binance's Launchpad

Leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is set to host what it called an initial exchange offering (IEO), in which it’ll sell tokens to investors for bitcoin. The move comes in a bid to compete with Binance’s token sale platform, Binance Launchpad.

Canadian Authorities Seek Help Identifying Bitcoin ATM Double-Spenders

Authorities in Canada are reportedly looking for help identifying four suspects of conducting double-spend attacks on Bitcoin ATMs throughout the country, potentially taking advantage of these accepting 0-confirmation transactions.

Facebook's Cryptocurrency Could Bring the Firm $19 Billion, Barclays Analyst Claims

Ross Sandler, a Barclays analyst, has recently claimed Facebook’s reportedly upcoming cryptocurrency, often referred to as ‘Facebook Coin’ could bring the social media giant between $3 and $19 billion in additional revenue until 2021.

Paying for Coffee With Bitcoin Could Lead to Tax Headaches

While paying for things in Bitcoin offers an exciting future, cryptocurrency users may find themselves in substantial trouble when tax day comes if they don’t properly manage their transactions.

Enjin to Gamify Charitable Donations Through Blockchain-Based Collectibles

Enjin, an information technology company focused on online gaming that created the Enjin Coin (ENJ), is set to gamify charitable donations through blockchain-based collectibles that’ll benefit gamers who donate.

‘World’s Biggest’ Blockchain-Focused ETF to Start Trading on London Stock Exchange

While most in the cryptocurrency community are looking forward to a Bitcoin ETF, independent investment management company Invesco, which has over $800 billion in assets under management, has announced the launch of the ‘world’s biggest blockchain-focused ETF.

Bitcoin's Lightning Network Growth Accelerates as Its Capacity Surpasses $3 Million

Bitcoin’s layer-two scaling solution, the Lightning Network (LN) has recently seen its capacity surpass the $3 million mark, as it now has a capacity of 773.7 BTC. The network now has 7,185 nodes, and 34,180 open payment channels.

Monero's Hashrate Plummets Over 80% After Hard Fork Curbs ASIC Mining

The hashrate of the Monero (XMR) network has recently plummeted over a hard fork that curbed the presence of Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) mining on the privacy-centric cryptocurrency’s blockchain.

Brazil: Court Orders Bank to Return Over $330,000 to Cryptocurrency Exchange

A court in Brazil’s state of São Paulo has recently ordered Banco Santander to return over $335,000 to a local cryptocurrency exchange, after it froze its account claiming its activities were incompatible with the bank’s policies.

Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin Proposes Crypto Wallet Fee to Fund Developers

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has recently proposed that cryptocurrency wallets charge a small gas fee for transactions, in order to help funds its developers. In his suggestion, a small amount in fees could collectively lead to up to $2 million a year.

Bitcoin Miner Revenues Start Growing After Hitting 19-Month Low

The revenues Bitcoin miners have been able to rake in recently started growing, after falling to a 19-month low over the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s bear market. The revenue uptake was the first one since Bitcoin’s price boom.

Crypto-Powered Brave Browser Starts Paying Users BAT to See Ads

The cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser has recently entered phase two of its Brave Ads Developer Channel Preview, which means users who opt-in to see ads on the platform are now going to be rewarded for it in its Basic Attention Token (BAT) currency.

Former Bitmain Employees to Launch Cryptocurrency Trading, Lending Startup

Former employees of cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturing giant Bitmain are reportedly looking to launch a startup that’s set to offer users over-the-counter (OTC) trading, as well as cryptocurrency lending services.

North Korea Hacked Cryptocurrency Exchanges to Bypass Sanctions, UN Panel Claims

A panel of experts from the United Nations (UN) has reportedly recently revealed that North Korea has attacked cryptocurrency exchanges to bypass economic sanctions and obtain foreign currency.

South Korea Launches Task Force to Fight Cryptocurrency-Related Crimes

South Korea’s Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (SPO) has recently launched a new task force that’s set to fight and prevent cryptocurrency-related crimes, in a move that comes as a response to a growing crime wave in the crypto space.

Enjin Coin (ENJ) up 550% in One Month Thanks to Samsung's Galaxy S10

Enjin Coin (ENJ), a gaming-focused cryptocurrency created by Singapore-based Enjin, has recently seen its price jump over 95% in a day thanks to South Korean news outlets, which confirmed the company’s partnership with Samsung.

UK Investors Bought Crypto Looking to 'Get Rich Quick', Studies Find

The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the country’s financial watchdog, has recently commissioned two studies as part of the UK Cryptoassets Taskforce, which found that most investors in the country seemingly bought crypto looking to “get rich quick.”

Mining Oligopoly: Six Pools Control 75% of Bitcoin's Hashrate, Data Shows

Data analyzed by leading fintech media company ChainDD has recently found that six mining pools currently control nearly 75% of the Bitcoin network’s hashrate, and five of them are located in China. Notably, three are associated with crypto mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain.

Canada's Federal Tax Agency Is Reportedly Auditing Cryptocurrency Investors

Canada’s Federal Tax agency, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), has reportedly started auditing cryptocurrency investors, who are asked to fill out a comprehensive questionnaire on their cryptocurrency-related activities.

Switzerland's Main Stock Exchange Launches Ethereum ETP Trading

Switzerland’s main stock exchange, the Zurich-based SIX, has reportedly launched trading of an Ethereum exchange-traded product, the Amun Ethereum ETP (AETH), a month after it revealed it was looking to launch a blockchain-powered exchange.

BlockFi Launches Cryptocurrency Deposit Account Offering Compound Interest

Cryptocurrency lending firm BlockFi has recently launched a cryptocurrency deposit account that offers its users over 6% a year in compound interest, as it lends cryptocurrencies to borrowers to generate revenue.

Coinbase Claims It Hasn’t Shared 'Personally Identifiable' Customer Data

Leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has recently claimed it has never shared any “personally identifiable” customer data, in the aftermath of a campaign against it prompted by the controversial acquisition of blockchain analytics firm Neutrino.

Bitcoin Futures Volumes Remain Strong after Reaching New All-time High

The trading volume of Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has seemingly stayed high after it reached a new all-time high last month, when 18,338 contracts were traded on February 19 alone.

Here’s Why Crypto Twitter Doesn't Let Coinbase Catch a Break

Coinbase, a leading US-based cryptocurrency exchange, has been seeing crypto Twitter attack it from all sides in the last few months, as the cryptocurrency community seemingly doesn’t agree with its recent moves, and has been letting it know.

Blockchain-Based Fighting Game Moves on-Chain Battles to Bitcoin SV

Crypto Fights, a blockchain-based PvP turn-based fighting game that has recently released a gameplay trailer, is set to move its on-chain battles to Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) as it sees it as the “original bitcoin.”

Verge (XVG) Mysteriously Jumps 11% After Mining Code Malfunction

Verge (XVG), a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that has suffered various attacks throughout its history, has mysteriously seen its price jump over 11% in the last 24 hours, even after seeing mining code malfunctions that saw its developers consider a transition to Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

Binance Coin (BNB) Becomes 8th Largest Crypto After Gaining 75% in a Month

At a time in which the cryptocurrency market has been managing to make mild gains, with its total capitalization moving up around $40 million in the last 24 hours, Binance’s BNB token has been standing out due to its price’s performance.

Researcher Claims to Have Found $90 Million of QuadrigaCX's Missing Funds

A researcher has recently published a report that claims to have tracked a trail of 12 wallets to find $90 million worth of Ethereum belonging to the embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX.

Ethereum, NEO Decentralized Exchange Announces OTC Trading Desk

Switcheo, a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange built on top of NEO that offers both ERC-20 and NEP-5 tokens, has recently announced the launch of a fully non-custodial over-the-counter (OTC) trading de

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Shows off Bitcoin Lightning Network Node

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has recently shown off a recently received Bitcoin Lightning Network full node he got from Casa, further showing the entrepreneur’s commitment to the flagship cryptocurrency and its layer-two scaling solution.

Crypto Wallet Coinomi Clarifies Vulnerability Claims, Responds to Controversy

Coinomi, a multi-asset cryptocurrency wallet, has recently been embroiled in controversy after a Twitter user claimed it was sending its users’ seed phrases in plain text to third-party servers belonging to Google. In its response, Coinomi clarifies the controversy surrounding it, and the vulnerability.

QuadrigaCX's Cold Storage Wallets Have Been Empty Since April: Report

The embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, which has claimed to be locked out of $145 million worth of crypto in cold storage, seemingly doesn’t have the funds, as a court-appointed monitor, Ernst and Young, found six empty cold storage wallets.

Circle to Fight Pump and Dump Schemes, Insider Trading Using Market Surveillance Tools

Circle, the Boston-headquartered FinTech startup backed by (among others) Goldman Sachs, has recently revealed it’s set to fight insider trading, ‘pump and dump’ schemes, and other forms of market manipulation through market surveillance tools.

Bittrex Leads $1.5 Million Funding Round in Crypto Trading Platform Over ‘Tremendous Untapped Potential’

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has recently led a $1.5 million seed funding round in a South African cryptocurrency exchange called VALR over the “tremendous untapped potential” the company sees in the country.

Chinese Bitcoin Miners Set to Activate One Million Mining Machines

A Chinese miner named Xu Feng has recently stated that as the season starts turning in various Chinese provinces, up to one million mining machines may start mining bitcoin, a move that could see its hashrate move up.

Thai SEC Bans Three Cryptocurrencies From ICO Use, Base Trading Pairs

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently banned three major cryptocurrencies from being used in initial coin offerings (ICOs), and from being used as base trading pairs on cryptocurrency exchanges operating in the country.

Square Sold over $52 Million Worth of BTC in Q4 2018, Totaling $166 Million for the Year

Mobile payments firm Square has recently revealed through its annual earnings report that it sold a total of $166 million worth of Bitcoin last year, $52 million of which were sold in the fourth quarter.

74% of All Bitcoin Nodes Are Located in 10 Countries, Data Shows

Data shows that 74% of all nodes on the Bitcoin network are located in only 10 countries, with the United States leading the pack, followed by countries in Europe and China.

Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Shut down over Market Downturn, XMR Updates

Coinhive, an in-browser cryptocurrency mining service that helped fueled a cryptojacking trend, has recently announced it’s shutting down over various updates to Monero (XMR), the cryptocurrency it allowed users to mine, and crypto market’s slump.

Jamie Dimon Hints JPM Coin Could Eventually See Consumer Use

Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, the largest US bank, has recently hinted the financial institution’s stablecoin JPM Coin could one day be used for retail payments.

Hacked Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Is Seemingly Getting Ready to Relaunch

Cryptopia, a New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange that has earlier this year seen hackers access its wallets and steal cryptos estimated to be worth dozens of millions of dollars, is seemingly getting ready to relaunch.

Cryptocurrency Miners Have Made Over $330 Million Mining Empty Blocks

Cryptocurrency miners have, across the most popular proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains, made over $300 million mining empty blocks, not securing their network. The problem has been slowly decreasing, however.

Security Alert: Crypto Wallet Coinomi Reportedly Sending Seed Phrases to Google

Multi-asset cryptocurrency wallet Coinomi reportedly has a major security vulnerability in it, as it has, according to various security researchers, been sending users’ seed phrases in plain text to third-party servers.

Japan's Blockchain Scene Has Been Growing Thanks to Prime Minister Support Report

The blockchain and cryptocurrency space has been growing in Japan, partly thanks to support that came from the country’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, which has recently stated it’s important to look into the possibilities of the nascent industry.

Here's What Various Crypto Industry Leaders Believe Blockchain Has in Store This Year

Leading fintech media company ChainDD has recently taken advantage of the Chinese New Year, celebrated earlier this month, to invite various industry leaders to an interactive online program called “Who is the prophet?” in which they shared their thoughts on the future of the space.

5 Things to Know About Cryptocurrency Taxes Before Tax Season

Cryptocurrency taxes, in their current state in the US, aren’t exactly a walk in the park. Currently, the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) stance on some crypto-related things isn’t clear, and the taxpayer has to compile all the information himself or herself.

Newsflash: Bitcoin Plunges to Under $3,900 as Bears Take Over

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price drop to less than $3,900 as the cryptocurrency bears have seemingly taken over what was so far being the largest bullish rally the crypto ecosystem had seen in a while.

Russia: Former Energy Minister Proposes Development of Oil-Backed Cryptocurrency

Igor Yusufov, a former Russian Energy Minister, has reportedly proposed the development of an oil-backed cryptocurrency to the State Duma, at a time in which the lower house of the country’s Federal Assembly is planning to review and adopt cryptocurrency regulations.

Canadian Banks Wary of Quadrigacx’s Assets Over Money Laundering Concerns

Canadian banks have recently revealed they’re hesitant when it comes to handles QuadrigACX’s assets, over concerns they may have been involved in money laundering.

Crypto Mining Hardware Maker Ebang Eyes Market Turnaround

Ebang, the third-largest cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer, is reportedly eyeing a market turnaround this year, as it’s set to produce 400,000 mining machines it expects to sell. The company owns 9.2% of the cryptocurrency mining equipment market in terms of sales revenue.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network 'Torch' Has Reached Fidelity Digital Assets

Fidelity Digital, the digital asset arm of Fidelity Investments, a large financial institution with over 27 million customers that manages $7.2 trillion worth of assets, has recently received the Lightning Network ‘torch’, as part of a game being played on Bitcoin’s second-layer scaling solution.

FBI Is Looking for Potential BitConnect Victims to Assist Its Investigation

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking potential BitConnect victims who have invested in the crypto exchange’s proprietary BitConnect Token, so they can assist in its investigation into the scheme.

Bitcoin ‘Sextortion’ Scheme Netted Cybercriminals Over $330,000

Blackmailers have reportedly managed to rake in over $330,000 worth of bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, through an email-based ‘sextortion’ campaign that has been ongoing since at least 2017, and saw its activity surge last year.

Only Two Businesses so Far Used Bitcoin to Pay Taxes in Ohio, State Treasurer Reveals

Since Ohio became the first state in the US to accept bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, for tax payments, only two businesses have reportedly used the cryptocurrency to pay their taxes. This, according to state treasurer Robert Sprague.

Coinbase CEO: We Don't Believe QuadrigaCX Did an Exit Scam

According to the CEO of Coinbase, the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange, the embattled Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX could have used the death of its CEO Gerald Cotten as a way to cut its losses, after running fractional since 2017.

QuadrigaCX Has Sent Its Remaining Crypto to 'Big Four' Ernst & Young

The embattled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has recently sent the remaining cryptocurrency it had in its hot wallets to ‘big four’ auditor Ernst & Young, which has been monitoring the proceedings in its creditor protection case.

Brazil's Ministry of Justice Reveals It's 'Studying' Bitcoin Over Potential Use in Crime

Brazils Ministry of Justice and Public Security, led by Sérgio Moro, has recently revealed through an interview that it’s ‘investigating« (studying) bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, to better understand how it can be used in crimes.

Lithuania: Central Bank Policy Update Opens Crypto Investment Funds to Professional Investors

The Central Bank of Lithuania has recently updated its policies on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs), effectively allowing cryptocurrency-based investment funds to operate in the country.

Chinese Internet Celebrity Explains Bitcoin, Blockchain Technology to Over 500,000 Viewers

A Chinese internet celebrity called Li Yongle (李永乐) has recently made a 15-minute long video where he tried to explain to his followers what bitcoin and blockchain technology are. The video reportedly went viral in the country.

Samsung's Galaxy S10 Appears to Include 'Blockchain Tutorials' for Its Crypto Key Storage

South Korean tech giant Samsung has recently hosted its Unpacked event in San Francisco, introducing the world to its new flagship model Galaxy S10, which appears to include blockchain tutorials for its built-in crypto key storage solution.

Pantera Capital Has Secured $125 Million for Its Third Cryptocurrency Venture Fund

Pantera Capital, a cryptocurrency hedge fund, has reportedly secured $125 million for its third cryptocurrency venture fund, which is set to invest in companies that have been in the crypto space for a while, instead of focusing on startups.

Gmail Competitor FastMail to Stop Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

FastMail, a Gmail competitor focusing on speed and efficiency, has recently warned its users that it’s going to stop accepting cryptocurrency payments at the end of March, as the costs it was enduring to accept bitcoin and bitcoin cash payments became “unsustainable.”

KuCoin Has Allegedly Given Tokens 'Volume-Boosting' Offers

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin is at the center of a new controversy in the cryptocurrency space, as some believe some ‘volume-boosting’ offers that allegedly came from it are implying it’s engaging in wash trading.

US SEC's Bitcoin ETF Decision Could Influence Cryptocurrency Market in Korea, Report States

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) currently has two different bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals on the table, and its decision could influence the cryptocurrency market in South Korea.

Bitcoin Price Rally Runs out of Steam, LTC Keeps Surging

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price drop to little over $3,900, as the rally that saw it rise well over 10% in a few days has seemingly started stalling. Some analysts believe remaining at this level would still be a bullish sign.

Ethereum Mining Pool to Freeze Mysterious $300,000 Mined Block Reward

Sparkpool, an Ethereum mining pool that has recently mined an ETH block with a reward worth over $300,000 thanks to a transaction with a 2,100 ether fee attached to it, has recently revealed it’s freezing the funds.

Bitcoin Is the ‘Coin of Crime,’ Says Waze Co-Founder Uri Levine

Uri Levine, the co-founder of the popular navigation software app Waze, has recently revealed he believes bitcoin is the “coin of crime,” and that it doesn’t have any value, just like blockchain technology. This, as these aren’t trying to solve a problem, he said.

The SEC Now Has Two Bitcoin ETF Proposals on the Table

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has, for the first time since August, more than one bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal on the table to review. This, as it recently started the clock for the resubmitted VanEck-SolidX proposal filed on January 31.

Trans-Fee Mining Exchanges Have Poor Traffic to Volume Ratios, yet Their Market Share Is Rising

Cryptocurrency exchanges using the trans-fee mining (TFM) revenue model have, poor traffic to volume ratios, meaning a small number of traders see large amounts of crypto change hands on their platforms. Nevertheless, their market share is increasing.

Komodo to Soon Release Atomic Swap-Enabled Trading App, CTO Reveals

Cryptocurrency exchanges have been under fir so far this year, as hackers have repeatedly targeted them and other events hurt the confidence users have in certain platforms. Atomic swap technology is set to revolutionize the way we trade cryptocurrencies and more.

Hash Wars: Mining Operation OrcaPool Launches to Defend Altcoins and Forks From ‘Attackers’

A new mining operation dubbed “OrcaPool” has recently been launched, with the goal of defending altcoins and forked coins from attackers who may attempt to pull 51% attacks on them. Specifically, the pool appears to be a response to SharkPool.

GAS Rises 36% in a Day as Details on NEO 3.0 Emerge

The price of GAS, a cryptocurrency used within the NEO ecosystem, has recently seen its price jump by over 10% in less than a day as details on NEO 3.0 have started to emerge during the NEO DevCon 2019 in Seattle.

KuCoin Shares Token Surges 13% as Exchange Announces 2.0 Upgrade

KuCoin Shares (KCS), an ERC-20 token issued by the KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange that gives token holders various bonuses and dividends based on the exchange’s performance, has recently seen its price rise over 13% as the company announced its 2.0 upgrade.

Argentina and Paraguay Settle Export Deal in Bitcoin in Landmark Event

Paraguay has recently recently paid for an Argentinian shipment worth little over $7,000 in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, in an apparent first for both countries. The deal was made as part of new program incentivizing small shipments.

Ransomware Tricks Lonely Singles, Demands Dash and Bitcoin

A new ransomware strain called GandCrab has recently started infecting people by pretending to be a love letter sent via email. After infecting victims, it instructs them to pay with either bitcoin or dash.

QuadrigaCX's Founder Could've Stored Users' Funds in Paper Wallets, Report Suggests

The late founder and CEO of the embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotten, could have stored users’ funds in paper wallets hidden inside a safe deposit box, as he revealed to doing so in the past.

Ontology Gas Token Surges Nearly 140% on Binance Listing

The Ontology Gas (ONG) token has recently seen its price more than double, after leading cryptocurrency exchange binance announced it would add trading pairs with the cryptocurrency, greatly increasing its liquidity.

Coinbase Earn Adds Zcash, Letting Users Earn $3 Worth of ZEC Learning About It

The latest addition to Coinbase Earn, a section of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange’s website that lets users earn cryptocurrencies while learning about them, is the privacy-cenric cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC).

South Korean Telecoms Giant KT Is Reportedly Developing a Local Cryptocurrency

The KT Corporation, a South Korean telecommunications giant, has reportedly been selected to develop a cryptocurrency that’s set to be used in the city of Gimpo in the country, in a test that could see it expand to other local governments.

Clock Starts Ticking for SEC to Review NYSE Arca’s Bitcoin ETF Rule Change Proposal

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently revealed it has started to review a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) rule change proposal filed by NYSE Arca and Bitwise Asset Management earlier this month. The regulator now has 45 days to make an initial decision.

Coinbase Users Are Now Able to Withdraw Their Bitcoin SV Tokens

Those who had a Bitcoin Cash (BCH) balance on the popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase on November 15, when the cryptocurrency underwent a hard fork, are now able to withdraw their Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) balances from the platform.

QuadrigaCX Runs out of Funds as Lawyers Pitch to Represent Its Creditors

A lawyer representing the embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has recently claimed the firm is now out of money, at a time in which various law firms started pitching to represent the exchange’s creditors, who are owed $190 million in crypto and cash.

Australia: Police Raid Cryptocurrency Miner's Home Seeking Weed Grow-Op

Police in Australia have recently raided the home of a cryptocurrency miner, after believes he was growing weed in it. Acting on information from the public, authorities appear to have damaged the house, and according to the trader haven’t clarified who’s paying for it.

Bitcoin Drops Below $3,600 While on Track to Its Fourth Consecutive Losing Session

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price drop slightly below the $3,600 mark in the last 24-hour period, as the cryptocurrency is on track to record its fourth consecutive losing session.

Baidu Launches Blockchain OS to Make DApp Development 'as Simple as Creating a Mobile App’

Chinese search giant Baidu has recently announced the launch of the Baidu Blockchain Engine (BBE), an operating system specifically designed for the development of decentralized applications (dApps) that’s set to make their development “as simple as creating a mobile app.”

Startup Launches $29 'Tap-to-Pay' Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet

Status, an Ethereum messaging app and a mobile browser startup, has recently relaunched a cryptocurrency hardware wallet called Keycard, that’s set to be sold for only $29 on its website. It’s shaped like a regular credit cards, and lets users sign transactions with a “tap-to-pay” feature.

Coinbase Pays Hacker $30,000 for Discovering a Critical Vulnerability

Popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has recently paid a hacker $30,000 for discovering a critical vulnerability on its platform that, according to a company representative, has already been fixed.

Chinese Bitcoin Bulls Believe Now’s the Time to Buy BTC, Seeing It Reach at Least $74,000

Zhu Fa, the co-founder of cryptocurrency mining pool Poolin, has recently claimed he sees bitcoin hit highs of 5 million Chinese yuan ($740,000) in the future, and that he believes the flagship cryptocurrency will at least be at $74,000. Other Chinese BTC bulls have claimed now’s the right time to buy the cryptocurrency.

24 Arrested in Turkey for Allegedly Stealing $2.4 Million Worth of Cryptocurrency

Turkish authorities have reportedly recently conducted a nationwide operation that targeted individuals suspected of stealing 13 million Turkish liras, about $2.47 million, worth of cryptocurrency from a company based in Istanbul.

Japanese IT Giant GMO Lost $12 Million in the Crypto Sector Last Year

GMO Internet, a Japanese IT giant that has ventured into the cryptocurrency sector through a mining operation and a cryptocurrency exchange, has recently reported an operating loss of 1.36 billion yen (about $11.75 million) in its cryptocurrency business last year.

Ethereum Mining Rewards Hit Record Low Ahead of Constantinople Hard Fork

The amount of Ether being generated by miners focusing on the Ethereum blockchain has recently hit a record low, weeks ahead of the upcoming Constantinople hard fork. Behind the drop is a significant increase in hashrate on the network.

Cryptopia: Authorities Allow Hacked Exchange to Reopen, but It's Still Down

Hacked cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has recently been given by New Zealand’s authorities the green light to “open again whenever they like,” roughly a month after hackers accessed it wallets and stole cryptos estimated to be worth dozens of millions of dollars.

Floyd Mayweather-Backed ICO Responds to Lawsuit: 'Investors Have No Ownership Rights'

Respond to a recently filed lawsuit Moshe Hogeg, an Israeli cryptocurrency entrepreneur, revealed his company has no obligation ot use investor’s funds as claimed in its whitepaper, and that “investors have no ownership rights in the cryptocurrency company they invest in.”

QuadrigaCX's Downfall Has Cost One Crypto Trader His $420,000 Life Savings

The downfall of cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has seemingly cost one cryptocurrency enthusiast, Tong Zou, his entire life savings after he merely attempted to use the platform ot move funds while saving on transfer fees.

Japanese Financial Regulator Sees Cryptocurrency-Related Queries Drop Significantly

Japan’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has recently released data on the number of cryptocurrency-related queries it has received in the last quarter of 2018, when the crypto ecosystem’s bear market appears to have reached its low point.

Cryptopia: Hackers Have Cashed out Over $2 Million Through a Decentralized Exchange

The hackers who earlier this year breached the New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia have already managed to cash out over $3.2 million through major crypto exchanges, $2 million of which through the popular EtherDelta decentralized exchange.

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Attributes Unexpected Outage to ‘Connectivity’ Issues

Earlier today, February 9, Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex went down for about two hours, at a time in which most top cryptocurrencies were moving up. To clarify the situation to its users, Bitfinex has now attributed the outage to ‘connectivity’ issues.

Ontario Securities Regulator Reportedly 'Looking Into' Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX

Ontario’s Securities Regulator has recently revealed it is looking into the embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, which recently revealed millions of dollars worth of customer funds are trapped, as its now-deceased founder was the only person with access.

Litecoin's 30% Surge Helps Add $10 Billion to Crypto Market

Litecoin, a cryptocurrency often seen as the silver ot bitcoin’s gold,has been leading a crypto market rally that has already added $10 billion to te ecosystem, after rising a whopping 30% in the last 24-hour period.

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Launches Over-the-Counter Trading Desk 'Ortus'

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has recently launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk called ‘Ortus’ that’s set to help it serve institutional clients getting into the cryptocurrency ecosystem. According to a recently published press release, Ortus is set to execute block deals and work as a “matchmaking service catering to institutional clients.”

Huobi Global's Trading Volume Doubled Last Year, Despite Bear Market

The trading volume of Huobi Global, Huobi Group’s flagship cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly seen its trading volume double last year, despite the cryptocurrency bear market that saw most crypto prices drop by over 80%.

Proof of Rook: Chess on the Bitcoin Lightning Network

Koala Studio, an online gaming platform that’s building on top of Bitcoin’s Lighting Network, has recently launched its first title: Lightning Chess. The game is essentially a version of chess in which players can undo moves, extend timers, and wager bets against each other for satoshis.

QuadrigaCX: British Columbia’s Regulator Reportedly Didn’t Have Oversight Over the Exchange

Those using the now embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX won’t be able to count on support from British Columbia’s securities regulator, the British Columbia Securities Commission, as it wasn’t regulated by the agency.

Central-Bank Digital Currencies May Undermine Commercial Banks, Bank of Korea Says

Cryptocurrencies issued by central banks, known as Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) can potentially have a negative impact on the South Korean financial system by undermining commercial banks, according to a recent report.

Bitcoin ETF Will 'Eventually' Be Approved, SEC Commissioner Says

In a soon-to-be-published interview, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr. has recently revealed he expects a Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) to “eventually” be approved, as a proposal is set to satisfy all of the regulator’s requirements.

Swiss Stock Exchange SIX to Launch Blockchain-Based Exchange in H2

The operator of the Swiss Stock Exchange, the SIX Group, has recently revealed it’ll launch its new blockchain-based exchange, SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), in the second half of this year. The platform will initially run alongside its existing SIX platform.

13% of Amazon Users Would Be Interested in Purchasing Crypto From It, Survey Shows

A recently conducted survey seems to show that 13% of Amazon’s users would like to see the e-commerce giant sell cryptocurrencies through its platform, around the same amount interest in seeing Amazon-branded health-care coverage, public transportation, and medical marijuana.

Brave's BAT Jumps Over 12% After Being Added to Coinbase Earn

The Brave browser’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) has recently seen its price jump over 12% against the US dollar, after Coinbase added it to its Earn program, which helps users learn about cryptocurrencies by rewarding them with tokens.

Zcash Developers Disclose Fixed Counterfeiting Vulnerability That Would’ve Allowed

The developers behind the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash have recently revealed they’ve fixed a vulnerability that would’ve allowed attackers to generate an infinite number of ZEC tokens, potentially destroying the cryptocurrency.

Crypto Investment App Abra Launches Service to Invest in Stocks Using Bitcoin

The popular cryptocurrency investment app Abra has recently introduced new features that will allow its users throughout the world to invest in traditional stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) using bitcoin.

Crypto Exchange Huobi US to Launch Fiat-to-Crypto Trading Pairs

The US arm of the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is reportedly launching fiat-to-crypto trading pairs, a move that comes after a year-long bear market has taken its toll on the crypto market’s trading volumes.

QuadrigaCX Granted Creditor Protection as Research Suggests It Never Had $145 Million

Embattled cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has recently been granted creditor protection by the Nova Scotia Supreme court judge Michael Wood. This, as research starts suggesting the firm never had the $145 million it owes its user

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Backs Lightning Network ‘Trust Game’

The CEO of the popular microblogging platform Twitter, Jack Dorsey, has recently participated in a trust-based game being run on Bitcoin’s layer-two scaling solution the Lightning Network (LN) after being asked to do so.

Iran Launches Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency 'PayMon'

The Islamic Republic of Iran has reportedly launched a gold-backed cryptocurrency called “PayMon” – the Persian word for covenant – in cooperation with four local banks and the Ghoghnoos Company, in a move made following international sanctions.

Hamas Reportedly Tried to Receive Bitcoin Donations Through Coinbase

Hamas, an organization designated as a terrorist group in the United States and Europe that controls the Gaza Strip, has reportedly tried to receive bitcoin donations from its supporters via Coinbase, a move that may have been botched by the San Francisco-based firm.

Bitcoin Enthusiast and 'Anarchapulco Fork ' Host Shot Dead, Allegedly by Cartel Members

John Galton, an American anarchist, bitcoin enthusiast, and marijuana activist was recently shot dead in his home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, in what seems to have been a break-in. Galton was the host of ‘Anarchapulco Fork’ Anarchoforko.

Leading UK Public Transport Provider to Launch Blockchain-Based Loyalty Program

Go-Ahead Group Plc, a major public transport provider in the United Kingdom, is reportedly partnering with blockchain startup DOVU to launch a tokenized, blockchain-based rewards system for its customers.

Crypto Exchange QuadrigaCX Locked out of Millions It Owes Customers, Filings Show

The controversial cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX is, according to court documents, locked out of millions of dollars worth of crypto it currently owes its customers, as its CEO inexpertly passed away late last year with the keys to access them.

Top Chinese Economists Divided on a Central Bank Digital Currency, Survey Reveals

A survey conducted by Tencent’s fintech think tank reportedly revealed top economists in China are divided on the issuance of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), as while some believe it could be beneficial, others don’t seem to share the same opinion.

Wyoming Passes Bill to Classify Cryptocurrencies as Legal Property

The state of Wyoming has recently passed a bill that makes it the first within the United States to classify cryptocurrencies as legal property, in a move that is believed to help legitimize the crypto space and propel it use cases.

Personal Data of Leading Crypto Exchange Founder Allegedly Sold for $1 on the Dark Web

The personal data of Star Xu, the founder of leading cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin, has reportedly been sold on the dark web for 0.00029 bitcoin, a sum worth about $1, as BTC is currently trading at little over $3,430.

Stablecoin Paxos Standard Has Seen Over $10 Billion in Transactions Since Its Launch 4 Months Ago

The Paxos Standard Token (PAX), a stablecoin whose value is pegged to that of the US dollar at a 1:1 ratio, has reportedly seen over $10 billion worth of transactions since its launch on September 10 of last year.

Crypto Exchange Coinsquare Reportedly Lays off 27% of Its Workforce

Coinsquare, a Toronto-based cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly laid off 27% of its workforce – about 40 employees – in a move that saw some of its key executives leave the organization.

Wall Street’s Top Crypto Bets Greatly Outperformed the S&P 500 in January

Available data shows that companies with exposure to the cryptocurrency ecosystem and to blockchain technology have greatly outperformed the market’s benchmark index, the S&P 500, in the first month of this year.

Bitcoin ATM Operator Cottonwood Granted License to Operate in New York

A US-based bitcoin ATM operator called Cottonwood Vending has recently received a coveted license that allows it to deal in cryptocurrencies in the state of New York, called BitLicense. The license sees the company join a select few crypto firms who are allowed to operate within the Empire State.

P2P Exchange Paxful Saw a 130% Increase in Transaction Volume in 2018

Paxful, a popular peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange, has recently revealed that its transaction volume has been steadily increasing since January of 2018, leading to a year-over-year increase of 130.68%, when compared to 2017.

South Korea’s Financial Regulator Reveals ICO Ban Will Be Maintained

South Korea is reportedly maintaining its ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs) as the country’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) has recently found some projects broke the ban, and concluded the offerings are highly risky for investors.

Monex Group's Crypto Division Lost Over $2.7 Million in Its Q3, Despite Solid Results

Tokyo-based financial services company Monex Group has recently revealed its results for the third quarter of its 2019 fiscal year, and although the group itself saw record overall profits, its crypto division lost over $2.7 million in the period.

Coinbase Launches Referral Program Paying out 50% of Its Trading Fees

Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency in the United States, has recently launched a referral program that will see it payout 50% of its trading fees to those who successfully refer new users through it. The program is seemingly competing with those of KuCoin and Binance.

Florida Authorities Can Target Unregulated Bitcoin Sales, Court Ruling Suggests

A recent case in which a Miami Beach man sold bitcoin to an undercover detective has recently taken a turn thanks to a court decision that could make it easier for Florida’s authorities to target those who are selling cryptocurrencies in unregulated deals

Swiss Startup to Produce 'Physical Banknotes' for Marshall Islands' Sovereign Cryptocurrency

Swiss-based cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Tangem has reportedly won a contract with the Republic of the Marshall Islands to issue ‘physical banknotes’ for its decentralized cryptocurrency Sovereign (SOV).

XRP Leads Crypto Market Rally as Bitcoin Enters Oversold Territory, Analysts Note

The cryptocurrency market has been moving up in the last 24-hour period, in a rally that analysts believe is being led by XRP, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and not by the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Cash-Strapped Hamas Asks Supporters for Bitcoin Donations

Hamas, an organization designated as a terrorist group in the United States and Europe that control the Gaza Strip, has recently asked its supporters for donations in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, through a post on social media.

$1.7 Billion Worth of Cryptocurrency Were Lost to Thefts and Scams Last Year, Report Claims

A recently published report claims that last year the amount of cryptocurrency lost to thefts and scams surpassed the $1.7 billion mark, a number 3.6 times higher than in 2017, and seven times higher than in 2016.

Popular Firearms Marketplace GunBroker to Launch 'FreedomCoin' Stablecoin

Leading firearm marketplace is reportedly set to launch a stablecoin called ‘FreedomCoin’ that’s set to be used on its platform, in a move meant to help firearms merchants transact without dealing with financial institutions’ restrictions.

Crypto-to-Crypto Exchanges Are Dominant in the Market, as KRW to BTC Volumes Drop

Pure crypto-to-crypto exchanges have been dominant in terms of trading volume, and last month have seen a somewhat mild decrease, while exchanges offering fiat trading pairs saw their trading volumes drop by 40%.

Bitcoin Investors Are Turning to Gold, Says ETF Strategist

Jan Van Eck, the chief executive of Van Eck Associated and the man behind two well-known gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has recently argued cryptocurrency investors are now turning their attention to gold, leaving bitcoin and others behind.

Bitcoin Remains Stable at $3,580 as Its Volatility Hits Two Month Low

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, is on track to having its quietest week since October of last year, as its price is still trading within the $3,500 to $3,800 range it has been stuck on since January 10, when it fell from a $4,100 high.

Zcoin Founder Allegedly Targeted by ‘Government-Backed Attackers' Over Crypto’s Blockchain

Poramin Insom, the founder of the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcoin (XZC) is allegedly being targeted by “government-backed attackers” who are attempting to steal his Google account login credentials, the tech giant has warned.

Crypto Market Caps Not Correlated With Public Interest, Wikipedia Traffic Suggests

Page view data from Wikipedia, one of the most well-known websites on the internet, suggest that cryptocurrency market caps aren’t exactly correlated with the public’s interest. This, to some, could mean certain cryptos are currently overvalued, while others are undervalued.

LocalBitcoins Revealed It Was Breached by an 'Unauthorized Source', Logins Are Now Safe

Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange LocalBitcoins has recently published a statement regarding a security incident it suffered this weekend, that saw its users lose nearly 8 BTC to a hacker who managed to phish their credentials.

Malta's Financial Watchdog Warns Against 'Get-Rich-Quick' Bitcoin Scam

Malta’s financial watchdog, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), has recently revealed it ‘became aware’ on an entity going by Bitcoin Revolution, which it claims is likely an “international “get-rich-quick” cryptocurrency scam.”

Criminals Snatch Cryptocurrency ATM in California Bakery Break-In

Criminals have recently broken into a bakery in California to snatch a cryptocurrency ATM from its walls, in a move that was caught by the establishment’s security cameras. The bakery, in Brentwood Village, Los Angeles, has been broken into three times in the last few months.

LocalBitcoins Compromised: Hacker Nets $28,600 Phishing P2P Crypto Exchange’s Users

The popular peer-to-peer cryptocurrency exchange LocalBitcoins has seemingly been compromised, as users are reporting its forums were redirecting them to a login page that then sent their details to a hacker. An address being shared already has nearly 8 BTC – around $28,000 – in it.

Brave to Roll out Its Privacy-Focused Ads Beyond Its Own Browser: Report

The privacy-centric, cryptocurrency-funded Brave browser is reportedly going to roll out its ads to other browsers and apps by releasing a software developer kit in the second half of this year. This will help other programmers use its privacy-protecting ads.

Cryptocurrency Investor Sues Blockchain Prediction Market Stox for $4.6 Million

Zhewen Hu, a Chinese cryptocurrency investor, has recently filed a $4.6 million lawsuit in the Tel Aviv District Court against STX Technologies Limited – also known as Stox – and against its founder Moshe Hogeg, alleging he misappropriated millions worth of crypto.

Ethereum-Related Scams Saw Revenue More Than Double Last Year, Research Reveals

Cybercriminals trying to take advantage of Ethereum (ETH) users have seemingly managed to rake in $36 million worth of the cryptocurrency last year, more than doubling the $17 million they managed to acquired back in 2017, the year the crypto market experienced exponential growth.

Litecoin's Price Bucks the Bearish Trend as Huobi DM Launches LTC Futures

The price of litecoin, a cryptocurrency seen by some as the “silver to bitcoin’s gold,” has been bucking the crypto space’s bearish trend in the last 24-hour period, by moving up by roughly 1% in said period. Behind its rise may be Huobi DM launching LTC futures contracts.

Trading Is Live on Overstock’s tZERO Security Trading Platform

Overstock’s tZERO security trading platform, which was announced back in 2014, has officially begun trading this week, effectively allowing accredited investors to trade tZERO tokens through Dinosaur Financial Group, which is acting as a customer-facing broker-dealer.

Bitcoin Stabilizes at $3,550 as Analyst Warns It May Still Retest Recent Lows

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has seemingly stabilized around the $3,550 mark as it has been trading around it after it fell from slightly over $4,000 on January 10. The cryptocurrency, despite its relatively subdued performance, held on after the Cboe pulled its Bitcoin ETF proposal. Adds 'Limited Support' for Bitcoin SV (BSV)

Cryptocurrency wallet provider has recently added “limited support” for Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV), a cryptocurrency created back in November of last year through a hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain.

MyCrypto's Acquisition of Ambo Opens a Whole New Mobile World

Popular cryptocurrency wallet platform MyCrypto has recently announced the acquisition of Ambo, a blockchain-based product development company, to expand its reach on mobile platforms, as it’s expecting the crypto ecosystem to keep growing in the future.

Cryptocurrency Inflation and New Tokens Added $15 Billion to the Market Last Year, Research Reveals

This year the cryptocurrency ecosystem has about $15 billion more than it did last year thanks to the inflation rate of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and thanks to the creation of new cryptocurrencies over the past 12 months.

Singapore's Law Ministry Warns Cryptocurrencies Aren't Legal Tender

Singapore’s Ministry of Law has recently warned that in the country cryptocurrencies aren’t seen as legal tender, and as such ordered businesses to do necessary due diligence before accepting cryptocurrency payments.

BTC Holds on to $3,500 Support After Cboe Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Proposal

The price of bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has held on to the $3,500 support after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the Cboe BZX Exchange, which was going to list the VanEck-SolidX Bitcoin ETF if approved, had withdrawn the proposal.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Leak Shows Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet

Recently leaked images of Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone model, the Galaxy S10, appear to show the device will come with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet called the Samsung Blockchain KeyStore app.

New Cryptocurrency Ransomware Could ‘Become Very Dangerous’, Researchers Warn

A newly discovered cryptocurrency ransomware strain called “Anatova” has the potential to “become very dangerous,” according to cybersecurity experts who revealed the strain is more advanced than others that have in the past launched successful campaigns.

UK Financial Regulator Launches Consultation Paper on Crypto, Taking Steps Towards Regulation

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has recently launched a consultation paper on cryptoassets, which will set out the cryptocurrency-related activities it regulates, and could lead to a ban sale of crypto derivatives to retail investors.

Steemit Inc Appoints New Chief Months After Widespread Layoffs

Steemit Inc, the company behind the popular Steemit platform that uses blockchain technology to reward users for creating and curating content, has recently appointed a new chief, shortly after laying off 70% of its staff.

Ethereum On-Chain Transaction Volumes Reach New High as Unique Addresses Start Rising

The Ethereum blockchain has recently hit a record high in the number of transactions processed, if the flurry of activity that followed the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) hack is excluded. This, at the same time unique ETH addresses are on the rise.

Bitcoin: Technical Indicator Suggests Upcoming Short-Term Rally as Price Stabilizes Around $3,600

A technical indicator suggests bitcoin may be about to see a short-term rally. This, at a time in which its price appears to be stabilizing around the $3,600 mark, which it has been hovering around since January 11.

Surviving Is “Good Enough” for Crypto Miner Manufacturers, Says Canaan’s Sales Director

Cheng Fend, the sales director at cryptocurrency mining giant Canaan, has recently revealed the firm would be able to survive a bear market in the crypto and that for most crpyot mining machine manufacturers, surviving is “good enough.”.

Taiwan Indicts Seven for Allegedly Running a Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme

Seven people have reportedly been indicted in Taiwan for allegedly running a fraudulent cryptocurrency investment scheme that is said to have attracted about $51 million worth of investments since October of 2016.

Bitcoin Moves Past $3,700 Resistance as Crypto Market Recovery Continues

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price move past the $3,700 resistance after enduring a series of sell-offs this month that saw its price drop from a high of about $4,100. Its jump has been accompanied by a wider market recovery.

Bitcoin's Growth Is Being Hindered by a Lack of Products for Retail Investors, Says Cboe's CEO

The growth of bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, may be being hindered in listed by the lack of a trading product geared towards retail investors, according to Ed Tilly, the chief executive officer and president of the largest US options exchange, Cboe Global Markets.

Overstock's tZERO Security Token Trading Platform to Go Live 'Next Week'

Overstock’s tZERO security trading platform, which was announced back in 2014, is set to go live by the “end of next week,” according to the company’s chief executive Patrick Byrne, a longstanding cryptocurrency supporter.

Bitcoin Maintains $3,650 Level as Cboe Analyst Claims Volatility Is Rising

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has mostly traded sideways in the last few days, as it has been holding on to the $3,650 level after seeing various sell-offs this year taking it to a low close to $3,500. This, as a Cboe analyst claims its volatility is on the rise.

Despite 51% Attack, Ethereum Classic Has Been Outperforming Ethereum

Ethereum Classic (ETC), a cryptocurrency that was hit with a 51% attack earlier this year and saw hackers double spend tokens, has been outperforming Ethereum (ETH), a cryptocurrency it spun out of, after the hit.

Binance Is Still the Top Exchange and Trans-Fee Mining Exchanges Are Gaining Market Share

Binance, a pure crypto-to-crypto exchange, has been found to still be on top of the cryptocurrency exchange market, at a time in which exchanges using the controversial trans-fee mining model have been gaining a bigger piece of the pie.

Chileans to Start Paying Cryptocurrency-Related Taxes in April

Chile’s residents will reportedly have to start paying cryptocurrency-related taxes in April of this year, as the country’s government has included cryptoassets in its books, and put out a form for this specific purpose.

Monero Has Been Outperforming Other Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrencies in the Last 6 Months

Monero (XMR), a popular privacy-centric cryptocurrency that rose to prominence after the now-defunct darknet market AlphaBay started accepting it, has been outperforming the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s other privacy coins.

Chinese Bitcoin Miners Hit by Ransomware Attack Demanding 10 BTC, Threatening Their Machines

A mysterious hacker has reportedly implemented a virus in the ASIC mining machines of various bitcoin miners in China, demanding they either pay a 10 BTC ($36,000) ransom or infect others with the virus to avoid losing their machines and facilities.

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Hits Three-Month High as Miners Show Renewed Confidence

Bitcoin’s hashrate has seemingly been recovering in the last few months, after hitting a low of little over 32 million TH/s when miners were struggling to stay afloat because of the bear market. While the cryptocurrency’s price hasn’t yet fully recovered, it appears miners are showing renewed confidence in it happening.

Bitfury to Launch Blockchain-Based Music Business

The Bitfury Group, a fintech giant that develops blockchain technology for clients and sells mining gear, has recently announced the launch of a blockchain-based music and entertainment division that’s set to be secured by the bitcoin blockchain.

Blockchain News App ChainDD Launches Market-Insight Focused Cryptocurrency Wallet

ChainDD, a leading fintech media company, has recently launched a cryptocurrency wallet app that’s focused on giving its users market insights to help “people make better-informed financial decisions” in the space.

Bitcoin Drops to $3,550 Closing Its Week in the Red

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price drop to $3,550 after trading at around $3,650 for a couple of days. This is notably the third time the cryptocurrency’s price drops suddenly this month.

Ethereum Classic 51% Attackers Return $100,000 to Crypto Exchange

Those responsible for the recent 51% attack on Ethereum Classic (ETC) have reportedly returned $100,000 worth of stolen funds to an affected cryptocurrency exchange,, after the firm tried to contact the attacker.

Malaysia’s Government Is Reportedly Still Deciding Whether Cryptocurrencies Should Be Legal

The government of Malaysia is reportedly still deciding whether or not cryptocurrencies should be legalized in the country, as according to its Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad the “matter was still under consideration” as of January 12.

Huobi Launches EOS-Based Decentralized Cryptocurrency Exchange in Beta

Huobi, a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange that’s often among the top exchanges by trading volume, has recently launched a beta version of its EOS-based decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, Huobi EOS.

Ethereum Classic Investment Trust Funds Are 'Not at Direct Risk' Says Grayscale Investments

Grayscale Investments, the organization behind the Ethereum Classic Investment Trust (ETCG), a financial product that tracks the price of Ethereum Classic (ETC), has recently told a “few” investors that the funds in the product aren’t at risk.

Bitcoin Holds on to $3,650 Mark as BTC Whales Start Resurfacing

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been holding on to the $3,650 mark after enduring two sell-offs that saw its price drop from about $4,050 to $3,850, and then to its current mark, as whales have reportedly started resurfacing.

Blockchain Consultancy Firm Chief Hired to Help Launch Sovereign (SOV)

The Marshall Islands, a small country in the Pacific Ocean, has recently revealed that it hired Steve Tendon, the head of blockchain consultancy firm ChainStrategies, as its cryptocurrency advisor.

Crypto Exchange Coincheck Receives License a Year After Suffering $530 Million Hack

Hacked cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has recently become a licensed entity, after receiving a license approved by the country’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), after it improved its risk management and governance systems with ”concrete internal controls.”

Cryptocurrencies Need the CFTC's 'Lighter Touch' Says US Rep. Darren Soto

US Representative Darren Soto has recently argued that cryptocurrencies would ideally fall under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (SEC), rather than that of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

HBUS Rebrands Its Trading Platform to Huobi as Part of Its Global Expansion Plan

HBUS, a San Francisco-based cryptocurrency trading platform, is rebranding to Huobi and will start using the domain name, while Huobi Global is moving to, in a move that’s set to help the Huobi Group compete with Binance and Coinbase.

Bitcoin Could Erase 2017’s Gains and Dip Below $1,000, Analyst Warns

Bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency by market cap, could still lose the last remnants it still has of last year’s bull run, and go under the $1,000 mark, according to one analyst who successfully called its drop below the $6,000 mark last year.

Gab Promotes Bitcoin as 'Free Speech Money' to Over 850,000 Users

Gab, a purportedly uncensored social media microblogging platform, has recently revealed it sent its over 850,000 users an email promoting bitcoin as “free speech money” that’s censorship-resistance and allows for free speech to continue online.

Bitcoin Hits $3,650 During Sell-off, Analyst Sees It As "Normal Crypto Volatility

The price of bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been dropping significantly in the last 24-hour period, so much so that it has already lost nearly 10% of its value. The cryptocurrency is currently trading at $3,660 in what an analyst dubbed “normal market volatility.”

Bitwise Asset Management Files New Bitcoin ETF Application With the SEC

Cryptocurrency startup Bitwise Asset Management has recently revealed it filed an initial registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a physically-settled bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF).

Bitmain to Appoint in-House Tech Chief as New CEO, Report Claims

Cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain is reportedly replacing its co-founders Jihan Wu and Ketuan Zhan, its co-CEOs, for a new chief executive. A potential successor is reportedly Haichao Wang, an in-house product engineering director.

Bitcoin’s Price Plunges to $3,850 as Crypto Market Loses $8 Billion in Sudden Drop

The price of bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency by market cap, has recently dropped over 5.5% to trade at $3,850 in little under 30 minutes. The drop led to a crypto market sell-off that has so far seen $8 billion leave it.

Growing Adoption: French Tobacco Shops Start Selling Bitcoin

Bitcoin is now on sale in six French tobacco shops, where customers can buy other items including cigarettes, cigars, and lottery tickets. The company behind the move, fintech firm Keplerk, hopes it’ll enroll up to 6,500 ‘Tabacs’ by February.

Bitcoin ‘Could Make It to $5,000’, Says Prominent Market Analyst

Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital and a well-known businessman who’s often referred to as the “bond king,” has recently predicted bitcoin could “make it to $5,000” to give investors an easy 25% gain.

Bitcoin Holds $4,000 Mark Despite Losing Crypto Dominance

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been managing to stay above the $4,000 mark after it leaped over the psychological barrier on January 6. Despite the rise, however, it’s losing its dominance over the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Less Than 1% of Bitcoin Addresses Control Nearly 87% of BTC's Supply, Analysis Finds

China’s state-run financial publication National Business Daily (NBD) has recently conducted an analysis of all bitcoin addresses, and found that about 0.7% currently control 86.9% of the flagship cryptocurrency’s circulating supply.

European Regulators Call for 'Common EU-Wide Approach' on Cryptocurrency Regulations

Two major European regulators, the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have recently called for a ’common EU-wide approach’ to cryptocurrency regulations, in order to ensure investor protection.

Cudo Mining Software Lets Users Mine According to Profitability

At a time in which various cryptocurrency miners have to leave the industry because of the year-long bear market, a new mining software called Cudo Miner is is changing the game with highly efficient software to optimise hashrate and profitability.

South Africa: Kidnappers Demand Bitcoin Ransom for Missing Nine-Year-Old

Criminals in South Africa have recently sent an anti-crime website and social media group an anonymous message demanding a 5 BTC ransom ($19,200) to return a missing nine-year-old girl.

Newsflash: Bitcoin Leaps Over $200 to Surpass $4,100 for the First Time in Two Weeks

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price jump well over $200 in about 15 minutes to cross the $4,100 mark, something it hadn’t done since December 24, a day in which it saw its price dip from the $4,300 mark.

Federal Authorities Raid Nonprofit Organization Over ‘Unauthorized Trading of Bitcoin’

A non-profit organization that was created back in 1994 and provided people workspaces, low-cost services, and acted as an incubator for local innovation, has recently been raided by the for “unauthorized trading of bitcoin.”

Investor Gary Shilling Is Staying Away From BTC Over Its Lack of ‘Transparency’

Gary Shilling, a well-known investor, has recently called bitcoin a ‘black box’ and added that he won’t invest in bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, as he is “very suspicious of things that are not transparent” and, as such, won’t invest in it.

Bitcoin May Not Make a Comeback This Year, Chinese Analysts Claim

Various analysts in China reportedly believe that bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency, may not make a ‘big comeback’ this year. After enduring a year-long bearish trend that saw its price dip from a near $20,000 all-time high to a $3,200 low, it may not yet be ready to recover.

Litecoin Surges Over 10% After Reaching 100 LTC Lightning Network Nodes

Litecoin (LTC), a cryptocurrency created by Charlie Lee that is often referred to as the silver to bitcoin’s gold, has recently seen double-digit gains after its Lightning Network (LN) surpassed the 100 node count.

New Gemini Ad Campaign Calls for ‘Crypto Without Chaos’

A new ad campaign launched by the Gemini Trust Company, a popular cryptocurrency exchange, is calling for cryptocurrency regulations as there needs to be a “bridge” between the traditional financial system and the cryptocurrency space.

Tron’s TRX Surges 11.6% on BitTorrent’s Token Launching on Binance's Launchpad

TRON’s TRX token has been seeing its price surge in the last few hours as traders are seemingly reacting to an announcement revealing BitTorrent’s BTT token will be launched on Binance’s token launch platform, Binance Launchpad.

UNICEF France Starts Accepting Dai Donations to Help Fund Blockchain Projects

UNICEF France has recently started accepting donations in Dai, MakerDAO’s dollar-pegged stablecoin, to fund “bounties” and “research for open source tech and infrastructure projects,” that are set to help the “world’s most vulnerable people.”

About 17% of Decentralized Applications Have Been Abandoned, Data Suggests

Available data suggests that 394 decentralized applications (dApps) built on blockchain-based platforms have been abandoned. This means that about 17.2% of the ecosystem’s 2,281 dApps have had no activity in the last year.

Bitcoin Drops to $3,800 as Analyst Points to Incoming Institutional Investor Inflows

Bitcoin, the number one cryptocurrency by market cap is on its way to close its 10th consecutive session below the $4,000 mark, which has been seemingly acting as a resistance since December 28.

Bitcoin SV Announces 'Rebirth of Original Bitcoin,' Unveils New Logo

Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) has recently launched what appears to be a “rebirth of the original Bitcoin” effort, in which the cryptocurrency’s supporters appear to be trying to rebrand BSV as the “original Bitcoin.”

Overstock to Pay a 'Portion' of Its Taxes Using Bitcoin in Ohio

Cryptocurrency-friendly online retailer Overstock, which has been accepting bitcoin payments since 2014, has recently revealed through an announcement on its investor portal that it will pay ‘a portion’ of its taxes using cryptocurrency in Ohio.

Indian Authorities Warn Against Cryptocurrency Investments: Report

Police in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has reportedly warned the public not to invest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin over the “heightened risk” associated with such investments, as cryptos aren’t backed by the country’s government.

Philippines' SEC Delays Issuance of ICO Regulations

The Philippines’ Securities and Exchange Commission (PSEC) has recently delayed the issuance of finalized regulations for initial coin offerings (ICOs), which were expected to come by the end of last year.

Binance to Support Ethereum’s Upcoming Constantinople Hard Fork

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance, which often has trading volumes of over $1 billion per day, has recently announced that it’s set to support Ethereum’s upcoming Constantinople hard fork, which brings in five different Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIP).

10 Years Since the Bitcoin Genesis Block: Things to Look Forward to in 2019

Bitcoin’s genesis block, which included the flagship cryptocurrency’s very first transactions, was mined 10 years ago today. At the time, the reward for mining the block was 50 BTC and was virtually worthless, but would now be the equivalent of $191,900.

DX.Exchange to Launch Nasdaq-Powered Cryptocurrency Tokenized Securities Exchange

DX.Exchange, a European Union regulated cryptocurrency exchange based in Estonia, is set to offer tokenized securities on its platform, that’s set to launch on January 7 of this year. The platform will allow cryptocurrency users to invest in actual stocks, not contracts for difference (CFDs).

Bitcoin Maintains $3,900 Level as Technical Indicator 'Flashes' Buy Signal

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been holding on to the $3,900 after rising from the $3,700 mark in which it started the year at. It has notably been recovering from a $3,200 low seen last month, and now a technical indicator are “flashing” a buy signal.

Japanese E-Commerce Giant DMM Pulls the Plug on Its Crypto Mining Business

Japanese e-commerce giant DMM, which reportedly has over 27 million clients for its e-commerce business, is reportedly shutting down its cryptocurrency mining business over “deteriorating profitability.”

India's Central Bank May Be Giving up on a 'Crypto-Rupee', Report Claims

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s central bank, has reportedly shelved plans to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for now, as it “doesn’t want the digital currency” anymore, believes it’s “too early to even think about a digital currency.”

Hackers Threaten to Release 9/11 Insurance Files Unless They're Paid a Bitcoin Ransom

A group of hackers known as TheDarkOverlord has recently claimed to have hacked a law firm handling cases related to the September 11 attacks in the United States, and threatened to release thousands of documents to the public, unless it gets paid an undisclosed amount in bitcoin.

Fortnite's Newly Launched Merch Store ‘Exclusively’ Accepts Monero

Epic Games, the company behind the popular Fortnite online video game, has recently launched a merchandise store for it that accepts cryptocurrency payments, but only in the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero (XMR).

Market Update: Bitcoin Stays Below $3,900 as Ethereum Closes Gap on XRP

As we approach the end of 2018, the year bitcoin turned 10 years old, it appears the cryptocurrency ecosystem’s decline may not be over yet, although the trend may reverse next year as the equity markets appear to be entering a bearish period.

Cryptocurrency-Related Bug Bounties Have Netted Hackers Nearly $900,000 This Year

Cryptocurrency-related bug bounty programs have seemingly been extremely profitable for hackers this year, as stats from breach disclosure platform HackerOne show they’ve netted them $878,000.

Nearly 40% of Chinese Would Still Invest in Cryptocurrencies, Survey Finds

A recently conducted survey has found that despite the prolonged bear market that saw most cryptocurrencies lose between 80% and 90% of their value, nearly 40% of respondents would still invest in cryptocurrencies if they had spare funds.

EVAIO Blockchain to ‘Engage in Equity Underwriting’ Through Questionable “Indirect STO”

EVAIO Blockchain, a fintech startup that weeks ago was reported to invest $900 million into the cash-strapped electric car startup Faraday Future (FF), is reportedly set to “imitate investment bank and engage in equity underwriting business” by tokenizing the equity it purchases from FF to raise funds on its own platform.

Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency That Refuses to Die... 330 ‘Deaths’ and Counting

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has been “killed” over 90 times by mainstream media outlets so far this year, and over 330 times throughout its short existence.  While this year bitcoin turned 10 and saw its price plummet, last year it was declared ‘dead’ more times.

Nvidia Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Statements on Crypto Mining Influence Its Business

The California-based developer of high-end GPUs Nvidia has recently been hit with a class action lawsuit over its statements on the influencing cryptocurrency mining had on its business this year.

Judge Denies Dismissal Request on $4 Billion Lawsuit Against Craig Wright

A US federal court has recently dismissed a request made by self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright that attempted to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges he misappropriated about $4 billion worth of the flagship cryptocurrency, bitcoin.

Newsflash: Bitcoin Jumps Back to $3,900 Erasing Recent Losses

Bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, has recently seen its price jump from a low of little under $3,700 to nearly $4,000 in about 30 minutes. What’s behind the cryptocurrency’s surge is currently unclear.

Bitcoin Was This Year's 'Worst Investment', FinExpertiza Consulting Claims

Researchers from the FinExpertiza Consulting group have recently concluded that bitcoin, the flagship cryptocurrency, was this year’s worst investment, and that palladium, a precious metal used in autocatalysts, was the best.