Michael LaVere

Mike is a financial and cryptocurrency journalist for CryptoGlobe covering the industry since 2017. Mike is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

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Error in Time-Locked Bitcoin Contracts Allows for Miner 'Fee-Sniping'

An error discovered in a special type of "time-locked" bitcoin transactions allows for miners to potentially steal transaction fees from one another. 

Bitcoin Investors Reportedly Lose Millions in South African Exit Scam

VaultAge Solutions CEO Willie Breedt is being accused of making off with millions in investor bitcoin after reportedly fleeing the country for Mozambique. 

Electric Capital: 'Monetary and Fiscal Stimulus Is Hastening' Crypto Adoption

Government monetary and fiscal policies are speeding up mainstream adoption of crypto, according to an investor update by early stage venture firm Electric Capital. 

Most of Tether is Used on Centralized Exchanges for Arbitrage, Report

Blockchain analytics firm Flipside Crypto claims the majority of Tether is used for arbitrage on centralized exchanges. 

Max Keiser: Bitcoin Dominates Altcoins in Cryptocurrency Debate

Max Keiser, avid bitcoin supporter and host of the Keiser Report, claims that altcoins fail to live up the standard set by BTC. 

Quantitative Bitcoin Analyst PlanB Explains Why His Identity Remains a Secret

Quantitative crypto analyst PlanB has revealed why he keeps his identity a secrete after gaining prominence for his application of the stock-to-flow (S2F) model to bitcoin. 

Bitcoin’s Declining Investor Sentiment and Liquidity Points Towards Bearish Downturn, Report

Crypto analytics firm Glassnode says a decline in bitcoin liquidity and investor sentiment points towards a bearish downturn. 

Crypto-Powered Brave Browser Launches Privacy-Centered Zoom Competitor

Brave Software has announced the launch of Brave Together, a privacy-focused video conferencing service to compete with Zoom and Microsoft Teams. 

JPMorgan: Surging Gold Prices Reflect Lack of Confidence in Central Bank Currencies

JPMorgan analysts released a report claiming the surge in gold prices since the start of the COVID-19 economic crisis indicates a lack of investor confidence in central bank-backed currencies. 

Bitcoin Billionaires Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss Hold a Substantial Amount of Ether

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who became billionaires after investing in bitcoin, claim to hold a substantial amount of ether. 

Data Shows Hodlers Outperform Traders, Binance CEO Says

Binance chief executive officer Changpeng "CZ" Zhao revealed that data shows long-term cryptocurrency holders outperform traders.

Hacker Attempts to Sell Data Allegedly Stolen From Ledger, Trezor, and KeepKey

Online data monitoring service Under the Breach says a hacker is attempting to sell databases belonging to Ledger and Trezor that was obtained via a Shopify exploit.

BitFlyer Commemorated Bitcoin Pizza Day with Donation to Homeless Shelters

Cryptocurrency exchange BitFlyer commemorated the infamous Bitcoin Pizza Day event by donating pies to local homeless shelters. 

Samsung to Add Crypto-Powered Streaming Service to 75 Million Devices

Samsung has partnered with Theta.tv to provide the crypto-powered streaming service directly through its lineup of Galaxy smartphones. 

Wealth Exec Peter Mallouk Advises Investing in Stocks Over Bitcoin

Peter Mallouk, chief investment officer for the wealth management firm Creative Planning, has urged young investors to avoid speculative assets like bitcoin in favor of traditionally stable stocks. 

Coldplay’s Guy Berryman Backs Crypto Startup Zumo

Coldplay's bassist Guy Berryman is backing cryptocurrency start-up Zumo, which recently launched an application for buying and sending bitcoin and ethereum. 

Bitcoin’s Price Didn’t Drop Because Coins From 2009 Moved, Popular BTC Whale Argues

Bitcoin whale JOE007 has argued against the narrative that bitcoin's price drop was a result of Satoshi moving dormant BTC, instead saying that the market was over-extended from the halving. 

Bitcoin’s Network Slows, Causing Spike in Unconfirmed Transactions and Fees

Bitcoin's network has slowed down following the block reward halving, leading to a backlog in unconfirmed transactions and spike in fees. 

Blockchain Analysis Says Extremely Unlikely That Satoshi Moved His Bitcoin on May 20

The Bitcoin first mined in February 2009 that was moved on May 20 did not belong to BTC's creator Satoshi Nakamoto, according to an analysis of the network's blockchain. 

Tech Entrepreneur and Investor Kevin Rose Talks About the Early Days of Ripple and XRP

In a recent interview, American tech entrepreneur/investor Kevin Rose talked about the early days of California FinTech firm Ripple, which he invested in years ago when he was a general partner at Google Ventures.

Bakkt Warehouse's Clients Can Now Buy '$500M in Additional Insurance Coverage'

Intercontinental Exchange-backed Bitcoin trading platform Bakkt has announced a growth in institutional clients for its Bitcoin custody services.

Bitcoin’s Post-Halving Investor Sentiment Score Hits All-Time High

Bitcoin's investor sentiment has reached an all-time high pointing towards a bullish market, according to data compiled by crypto analytics firm The TIE. 

Bitcoin Gets Mentioned in Another Episode of American TV Drama Series 'Billions'

Bitcoin made another appearance on SHOWTIME's hit series 'Billions' in a plot involving an unauthorized mining farm. 

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Looks at Ripple and XRP for Remittance

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has given a shoutout to Ripple's cross-border payment solutions. 

Bitcoin Vastly Outperforming Gold So Far in 2020

Bitcoin has more than doubled gold's gains year-to-date despite the emphasis on the latter as a safe haven asset amidst current economic volatility. 

Hackers Threatening to Release 'Dirty Laundry' of Celebrities If Ransom Not Paid

The hacking group REvil has doubled its original ransom to $42 million in exchange for the personal files belonging to a host of top celebrities. 

Hackers Selling Data Belonging to Russian Car Owners, Asking for Payment in Bitcoin

An anonymous Russian hacker group is selling the personal information belonging to 129 million car owners in exchange for cryptocurrency. 

52-Year-Old Woman Charged With Operating an Illegal Online Digital Currency Exchange

An Australian woman was arrested by authorities for allegedly operating an illegal online digital currency exchange that laundered cash for cryptocurrency. 

Pantera Capital's Bitcoin Fund is Up 10,000% to Date While its Altcoin Funds Flounder

Pantera Capital has reported double-digit losses to its alternative cryptocurrency investment funds while its bitcoin flagship fund is up more than 10,000 percent to date. 

Owning Bitcoin Is 'Very, Very Smart' Says Tyler Winklevoss

Gemini co-founder and Chief Executive Tyler Winklevoss tweeted that owning bitcoin was "very smart" in response to investors questioning the value of gold. 

Bitcoin’s Hashrate Has Plummeted Following Block Reward Halving

Bitcoin's hashrate has fallen nearly 20 percent following the block reward halving alongside miner revenues. 

Bitcoin Investors Have Withdrawn Over $230 Million From Exchanges Since the Halving: Reporting

Bitcoin investors have withdrawn more than 24,000 BTC (~$230 million) from cryptocurrency exchanges following Monday's block reward halving. 

Crypto-Powered Brave Browser Has Nearly 5 Million Daily Active Users

Brave Browser announced reaching 13.9 monthly active users and 4.8 million daily active users in April, marking an eleven percent increase over March 2020. 

Long Positions for Ethereum Hit New All-Time High on Bitfinex

Ethereum long positions on Bitfinex reached a new all-time high of 1.62 million open contracts, accounting for more than $300 million ETH. 

Cryptocurrencies Are ‘Fool's Gold’ Says Brazilian Political Party

The Brazilian left-wing party Partido da Causa Operaria published a newsletter warning citizens that cryptocurrency is "fool's gold" and a source of manipulation of the population's poor. 

Bitcoin Whale Reemerges to Discuss Halving Price 'FOMO'

Bitcoin whale trader JOE007 has re-emerged on Bitfinex's new social media platform Pulse after deleting his Twitter account last week. 

TSLA Price Stalls as Musk Reopens California-based Plant Defying Authorities

Elon Musk has re-opened Tesla's California-based production facility, going against the county's restrictions placed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

North Korean Hacking Group Reportedly Raises Efforts to Steal Cryptocurrencies

North-Korea based hacking group Lazarus has turned its focus to stealing cryptocurrency amidst the country's economic collapse from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Crypto Hedge Funds' Asset Under Management Doubled Last Year: Report

Digital asset investment firm Grayscale has reached an all-time high of $3.7 billion in assets under management. 

Bitcoin’s Average Block Size Reaches All-Time High Ahead of Halving

Bitcoin's average block size reached an all-time high ahead of the mining reward reduction set to take place on May 11. 

Cryptocurrency Investor Sues New York Teen Over Alleged $23.8 Million Theft

A cryptocurrency investors has filed a lawsuit against a New York-based high school senior for his alleged role in the theft of $23.8 million in digital assets. 

Top-Tier Crypto Exchanges Experience Historic Volume Ahead of Bitcoin's Halving

Top-tier cryptocurrency exchanges experienced a historic day of trading on April 30th, according to new insights compiled by CryptoCompare. 

2,000 Person Class Action Suit Filed Against Bitcoin Conference Founder

A two-thousand person class-action lawsuit has been filed against Jacob Kostecki, founder of the canceled cryptocurrency conference "Massive Adoption: Memphis," after failing to refund ticket sales. 

Bitcoin Whale Shorting BTC Vanishes After Crypto Surpasses $10,000

Bitcoin whale JOE007 deleted his Twitter account and removed his trades from the Bitfinex Leaderboard following bitcoin's ascent above $10k. 

Bitcoin Whales Started Accumulating Ahead of the Halving, Report Claims

Crypto analytics platform Santiment claims bitcoin whales and dormant addresses have begun moving BTC again, potentially signaling a sell-off after next week's halving. 

Morgan Creek’s Mark Yusko Doubles-Down on Bitcoin Reaching $400,000

Morgan Creek Capital Management founder Mark Yusko doubled-down on his prediction that bitcoin would reach $400,000 within the next decade as the market capitalization begins to rival gold. 

Bloomberg Analyst Explains Why Bitcoin Is a Better Investment Than Gold

Bloomberg analyst Mike McGlone said the macroeconomic for bitcoin is becoming increasingly favorable amidst a rise in equities volatility and highlighted the advantages of BTC over its rival asset gold. 

Egyptian Billionaire Calls Airlines a Buy, Predicts Oil at $100 in 18 Months

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he saw opportunities in the airlines' industry and predicted oil reaching $100 per barrel within the next 18 months. 

Recent Poll Suggests Majority Believe Post Halving BTC Price Will 'Dump, then Moon'

The majority of bitcoin investors expect the price of BTC to dump following next week's halving, with only a quarter of those polled saying the price will increase. 

JPMorgan Raises Its Amazon (AMZN) Price Target to $3,000

JPMorgan upgraded its outlook for bitcoin from $2525 to $3000 on Friday, following the company's firsts quarter earnings report. 

Tesla (TSLA) Stock Price Jumps 8% Over Positive Q1 Results

Tesla (TSLA) share prices jumped on Monday in response to the company's surprise reporting of profits during the first quarter of the year. 

Maker Adds Wrapped Bitcoin as Collateral for Dai Stablecoin

Decentralized governance community MakerDAO has voted to allow the integration of bitcoin onto ethereum's blockchain to be used in the Maker protocol via wrapped BTC. 

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Posts $49.75 Billion in Q1 Losses

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has sold the firm's entire stake in the four major US Airlines, saying the "world has changed" for the airline industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Amazon (AMZN) Stock Sellers Are Uncomfortable with Firm’s $4 Billion COVID Strategy, Jim Cramer Argues

Amazon (AMZN) share prices fell on Friday after the company announced lower than expected quarterly earnings and a plan to spend more than $4 billion on COVID-19 related expenses. 

Investor Turns $27 Million Into $2.6 Billion in What May Be the 'Best Trade of All Time'

American investor and billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman executed a perfect during the coronavirus pandemic that netted more than $2.6 billion in profit. 

Apple (AAPL) Announces $50 Billion in Buybacks and Dividend Increase After Earnings Slipped

Apple has announced an additional $50 billion in buybacks and a boost in its quarterly dividend after earnings slipped. 

Amazon (AMZN) Expected to Spend $4 Billion on Coronavirus Response, Wiping Its Profits

Amazon (AMZN) said it expects to spend $4 billion or more in response to the coronavirus pandemic, potentially wiping out second quarter profits. 

London-based Bitcoin Miner Argo Blockchain Announces 1,000% Revenue Increase

London-based bitcoin miner Argo Blockchain has announced a revenue increase of over 1000 percent in 2019 after transitioning away from a mining-as-a-service business model. 

Brave Browser Rolls Out Full Binance Widget Support for Desktop Devices

Brave Browser has announced integration for leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance across all desktop devices. 

Elon Musk and Roger Ver Say That It Is Time to End the COVID-19 Lockdowns

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Bitcoin.com chairman Roger Ver have both called for an end to the sweeping stay-at-home restrictions. 

Bitcoin’s Rise to $9,000 Was ‘FOMO Rally’, BTC Whale Suggests

Bitcoin whale trader JOE007 called BTC's jump above $9000 a "FOMO" rally and implied the price had benefited from market manipulation. 

Tesla (TSLA) Stock up 90% Year-to-Date While Mainstream Auto Stocks Sink

Tesla stock is up 90 percent year-to-date while other mainstream auto manufacturers have fallen more than 40 percent. 

Bitcoin's Price Must Move Past Key Lines Before Moving to Meet $100,000 Prediction, Crypto Analyst Says

Crypto analyst Tone Vays said bitcoin could reach $9K in the short term but expects BTC to meet stiff resistance around the $8000 price point. 

Crypto Analyst PlanB Updates Bitcoin S2F Model; Predicts $288,000 by 2024

Crypto analyst PlanB published an updated bitcoin stock-to-flow model, which predicts the price of BTC reaching $288K by 2024. 

Bitcoin's Halving Is already priced in, BTC Whale Suggests

Bitcoin whale JOE007, who has a massive short position on bitcoin, implied the price of next month's block reward halving is already reflected in the value of BTC. 

Facebook (FB) Stock Could Jump After Earnings Report

Analysts are expecting a bump in Facebook (FB) share prices following the April 29 earnings report, after Snap (SNAP) underwent a 40 percent increase with better-than-expected earnings. 

Coronavirus Scam Domain Seized After Owner Attempted to Sell for Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security seized a fraudulent website related to COVID-19 after its owner attempted to sell the domain for bitcoin. 

Gold Prices Fall in Light of Lockdown Easings

Gold prices slipped on Monday in response to governments around the world easing their lockdown policies and reopening businesses. 

Ron Paul Blasts Federal Reserve and Calls for Rebuilding the Economy; Time for Bitcoin?

Former US Representative and Presidential candidate Ron Paul took to Twitter to blast the Federal Reserve's money-printing tactics in response to the coronavirus and called for a total rebuild of the economy. 

SEC Accuses California Scammers of Using Fake Crypto Trading Bot to Defraud Investors

The SEC has accused Dropil, Inc. and its three California-based founders of using a fake crypto trading bot and falsified profitability reports to defraud investors of millions. 

Long-Term Bitcoin Holders Unfazed by Market Volatility: Report

Long-term bitcoin holders remained unfazed through March's crypto market meltdown and capitalized on the discounted prices to increase their positions. 

Crypto Analyst Issues Warning Over More Market Pain Ahead

Popular crypto analyst Cole Garner published a series of tweets arguing the market has yet to experience the worst of the economic impact from the coronavirus. 

Weiss Ratings Ranks Tezos and Cardano More Advanced Than Bitcoin

Weiss Crypto Ratings has ranked tezos and cardano as the top two blockchain projects in terms of technology, placing the coins ahead of bitcoin and ethereum. 

Bitfinex Launches Social Media Platform Pulse to Give Traders Collective Market Edge

Crypto exchange Bitfinex is launching a new social platform called Pulse to allow traders to interact and leverage the community's collective market knowledge. 

Bitcoin Price Could Hit $300,000 Post-Halving, Expert on Warren Buffet Predicts

Preston Pysh, an expert on Warren Buffett, predicts the price of bitcoin will reach $200K - $300K several months after May's halving, citing adoption and increased mining costs as drivers for the price. 

Facebook (FB) Stock a Sell Despite $6 Billion Investment in India, Says Jim Cramer

The Street's Jim Cramer called Facebook (FB) stock a sale, despite news of a $6 billion investment into Indian digital company Reliance Industries. 

Amazon's Market Cap Could Reach $1.4 Trillion, Goldman Sachs Analyst Says

Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry predicts that Amazon's valuation could reach $1.4 trillion, and says next week's quarterly earnings report will be well above consensus. 

Crypto Portfolio Tracker CoinStats Partnering with Cred for Lending Services

Cryptocurrency portfolio tracker and asset manager CoinStats has partnered with Cred to offer users access to borrowing and lending services directly through its application. 

Alphabet (GOOGL) Stock Rises Thanks to Changes to Google’s E-Commerce Listings

GOOGL stock prices jumped on Wednesday following Alphabet's announcement to provide businesses free listings on its Shopping tab, in an effort to keep pace with Amazon in the space of e-commerce. 

Millennials Focused on Inovio, Ford During Market Crash Robinhood Reveals

Millennials have been going long on Inovio and Ford stock and adding money to their money Robinhood accounts, according to co-CEO Vlad Tenev. 

Crypto Whale Shorting Bitcoin Unless Massive Market Shift Occurs

Crypto whale Joe007 is shorting bitcoin and expects a bearish downturn in the short-term unless a massive market shift occurs. 

Majority of Crypto Spending Is on Food and Clothing, Not Drugs: Survey

A new survey found that the majority of crypto spending is made on day-to-day purchases such as food and clothing, rather than illicit items such as drugs and weapons. 

Time to Take Profits on Amazon (AMZN) Stock, Says Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley analysts published a note on Monday encouraging investors to take profits on Amazon stock, despite the online retailing giant's boom over the last several months. 

Gold Price Falls While Mining Operations' Stocks Keep Going Up

Gold prices have continued to slip since reaching a seven-year high last week, with the dollar experiencing a slight rebound on news of a US economy restart. 

Goldman Sachs: U.S. Companies Will Reduce Cash Spending By a Record 33%

A report by Goldman Sachs projects US companies slashing their cash spending by a record 33 percent in 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

US Oil Prices Fall to Lowest Level in Over 21 Years

Oil prices fell to their lowest point in more than 21 years on Monday, with storage facilities for crude experiencing space issues in response to the sharp fall in demand. 

Billionaires Mark Cuban and Tyler Winklevoss Debate Bitcoin’s Complexity on Twitter

Billionaires Mark Cuban and Tyler Winklevoss engaged in an informal Twitter debate earlier in the week, arguing over whether bitcoin is too complex to reach mass adoption. 

Bitcoin Sextortion Scam Targets User Webcams

A new sextortion scam is circulating, with attackers claiming to have access to a user's webcam and threatening to release footage unless a ransom is paid in bitcoin. 

One of the World’s Largest Hedge Funds Considering Trading Bitcoin Futures

Renaissance Technologies, a $75 billion hedge fund, filed an ADV Form last month claiming its Medallion Funds are now eligible for investing in bitcoin futures. 

Credit Agricole’s Managing Director Calls U.S. Dollar the 'Ultimate' Safe-Haven

Credit Agricole's managing director Valentin Marinov called the US dollar the "ultimate" safe haven and said investors would be more interest in cash the longer COVID-19 concerns continue. 

Google Chrome Removes 49 Malicious Extensions Targeting Cryptocurrency Wallets

Google has removed 49 Chrome extensions that were targeting user's cryptocurrency wallets. 

Ethereum Transaction Fees to Miners Surpassed the cost of maintaining the Network Last Month

Ethereum transaction fees paid to miners surpassed the uncle rewards last month, indicating that users paid more than the cost of maintaining the cryptocurrency's network. 

Crypto Hedge Fund CEO Predicts Supply Shock Following Bitcoin’s Halving

Three Arrows Capital CEO Su Zhu predicts next month's halving will create a supply shock for bitcoin and drive buying pressure. 

Gold Price Drops Following Trump’s Proposal to Restart US Economy

Gold prices fell two percent on Friday following a proposal by President Donald Trump to restart the US economy and provide early data on a potential treatment for COVID-19. 

Gold Could Be a Buy After a Pullback to $1,700, Chart Analyst Predicts

Blue Capital Line president Bill Baruch predicts that gold will reach $2000 by the end of the year thanks to the trillions in liquidity being created by the US Fed. 

Landmark Wyoming Amendment Allows Insurance Companies to Invest in Bitcoin

Wyoming passed a new amendment allowing insurance companies to invest in bitcoin and other digital assets. 

Thailand Asks Gold Sellers for Moderation After Precious Metal Hits Seven-Year High

The prime minister of Thailand urged the population to practice moderation as gold sellers rush to capitalize on the precious metal's seven-year high. 

Bitcoin Could 'Go up to a Million or Two' in Next Bull Run, Kraken Exec Predicts

Kraken director of business development Dan Held predicts that bitcoin could enter a super cycle by late 2021 as investors flee devaluing fiat currencies. 

Bitcoin Whale Reveals Its Next Indicator for Buying BTC

Bitcoin whale and Twitter analyst Joe007 says the next indicator for investing in BTC is a revival of the "bitcoin is dead" narrative. 

Gold Will Rally Above $2,000 Within Next Year, Sprott's CEO Predicts

Sprott CEO Peter Grosskopf predicts the price of gold rallying above $2000 by early 2021 as a result of the economic fallout from coronavirus. 

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Predicts Bitcoin’s Price Falling to $3,200

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht predicts the price of bitcoin will fall to $3200 in 2020 as the start of a new bear cycle. 

Peter Schiff Bashes Bitcoin After Saying Gold Will 'Moon'

Gold bug and crypto critic Peter Schiff bashed predicted that bitcoin would crash in the coming years while the price of gold skyrockets. 

Binance Invested One-Quarter of Its Profits Last Year, CZ Reveals

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao says the exchange attempts to spend one-quarter of its profits into investment opportunities each year. 

Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Keeps Promoting Bitcoin Amid Fed's Bailouts

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki has continued his criticism of the Fed's money printing tactics in response to the coronavirus while giving his support for bitcoin and precious metals. 

Binance Launches Options Trading for its Mobile Applications

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has launched options trading for its iOS and Android smartphone applications. 

Travelex Paid $2.3 Million in Bitcoin Following Ransomware Attack

Foreign exchange company Travelex paid hackers $2.3 million in BTC in order to regain control of their network following January's ransomware attack. 

U.S. Should Not Bail out Billionaires and Hedge Funds, Says Social Capital CEO

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya criticized the US government's approach to bail out billionaires and large corporations, arguing that we should allow them to fail. 

HTC’s Exodus Smartphone Will Allow Users to Mine Monero (XMR)

Smartphone manufacturer HTC will allow users to mine Monero through their upcoming DeMiner application. 

New Bitcoin Scam Uses British Royals Harry, Meghan Markle to Fool Investors

A new crypto scam is using the likeness of British royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to dupe investors into participating. 

Bitcoin.org Co-Founder CØ₿RA Argues Against Bitcoin’s Safe Haven Status

Bitcoin.org co-founder COBRA has warned against viewing bitcoin and crypto-assets as a hedge against traditional market volatility, saying that economic depression would drive down the demand for risky investments. 

Bank of America Execs Confirm Partnership with Ripple

Several Bank of America executives discussed the future of digital payments, confirming the bank's partnership with Ripple after years of speculation. 

Goldman Sachs Managing Director Encouraging Clients to Take Advantage of Market Opportunities

Goldman Sachs managing director of Private Wealth Management Silvia Ardagna says they can see "light at the end of the tunnel," and is encouraging clients to take advantage of the dip in the equities market. 

Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Explains His Endorsement of Bitcoin

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki explained his endorsement of bitcoin, saying the asset was an escape from the traditional financial markets. 

Former White House Communications Chief Scaramucci Calls for More ‘Helicopter Money’

Former White House Communications chief Anthony Scaramucci says the US will need to provide more "helicopter money" in order to bolster the economy, in addition to the $2 trillion stimulus package already pledged. 

Coronavirus Pandemic Leads to Record-Breaking Q1 Gold ETF Purchases

Investor purchases on exchange-traded funds (ETFs) holding gold had a record-breaking Q1 2020, generating $23 billion in volume. 

Bitcoin Will Be More Attractive in Coming Months, Says $10 Billion Wealth Advisor

deVere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green says bitcoin and crypto-assets will be more attractive in the coming months as a result of the economic conditions being created by the coronavirus. 

Nearly 33% of Bitcoin Cash’s Circulating Supply Has Never Moved

CoinMetrics data shows that nearly one-third of bitcoin cash's circulating supply has never been moved from its original wallet following the coin's fork from bitcoin core. 

OKEx Announces New Product for Converting Small Balances into OKB

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced a new product allowing users to convert small balances into native token OKB. 

Bitcoin's Halving Not yet Priced in, Morgan Creek Digital Co-Founder Says

Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony Pompliano says bitcoin's halving is not yet priced into the coin's value. 

Peter Schiff Bashes Bitcoin 'Safe Haven' Investors

Gold bug and perpetual crypto critic Peter Schiff bashed investors for turning to bitcoin as a potential safe haven asset on the same day BTC broke above $7300 for the first time since mid-March's market crash. 

Block.one CEO: Stars Are Aligned on Value Proposition for Crypto

Block.one CEO Brendan Blumer says the stars have aligned to highlight the value proposition of cryptocurrency over the next twenty-four months. 

Satoshi's Identity Could Be Uncovered Using Stylometry, Suggests IOHK CEO

IOHK CEO and ethereum co-founder Charles Hoskinson says stylometry can be applied to bitcoin's original code to determine the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto. 

Former Goldman Sachs Exec Shifts Portfolio to Bitcoin Ahead of Coming Economic Crisis

Former Goldman Sachs sales lead Raoul Pal predicts a "generational" economic crisis ahead that will forever change the view of younger generations towards the financial system. 

Billionaire and Early Bitcoin Investor Thinks BTC's Price Could Reach Millions

Social Capital CEO and billionaire investor Chamath Palihapitiya told Anthony Pompliano that bitcoin's price could reach millions in the coming decade as a result of economic fallout. 

Crypto Rating Council Evaluates Three New Cryptocurrencies as Securities

The Crypto Rating Council, a collection of US-based crypto firms that promotes regulation in the industry, has released ratings for IOTA, Basic Attention Token and USDCoin. 

Users Post Haunting Coronavirus Photos in Response to John McAfee's $500 in DAI Offer

Users submitted haunting photos of vacant cities in response to John McAfee's $500 DAI reward for images that encapsulate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Crypto Whale Predicts 'Economic Shock' Ahead Amidst Coronavirus Meltdown

High-profile bitcoin whale Joe007 predicts massive economic turmoil ahead that will have implications for the price of bitcoin and crypto-assets. 

FBI Arrests Russian Rapper for Crypto Laundering After Flaunting Wealth on Instagram

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a Russian rapper living in Miami over charges related to cryptocurrency laundering and connections to now-defunct exchange BTC-e. 

Wall Street's Top Crypto Bets Outpermed the S&P 500 During Market Crash

Wall Street's top companies betting on cryptocurrency to succeed vastly outperformed the S&P 500 during March's market crash. 

Bitcoin Trading Into USDt Nearly Tripled in March, CryptoCompare Data Shows

Bitcoin trading into USDT nearly tripled in March as the crypto markets underwent a large amount of volatility.

TRON Partnering with Refereum to Generate Rewards for Gamers Stuck Indoors

TRON has announced a partnership with gaming rewards platform Refereum to provide users TRX and BTT prizes amidst ongoing stay-at-home orders. 

Institutional Derivatives Volumes Went Cold After Crypto Market Crash: CryptoCompare

Institutional derivatives trading plummeted following March's crypto market crash, despite the industry experiencing its single largest day of volume trading. 

Ethereum and XRP Could Power Central Bank Digital Currencies, Bank of France Says

The Bank of France has touted ethereum and xrp as potential cryptocurrencies to power future central bank digital currencies. 

Rich Dad Poor Dad Author Calls Bitcoin the 'People’s Money'

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, called bitcoin the "people's money" while criticizing the Fed's response to print trillions in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Cannabis Shops Turn to Crypto Apps Amidst Coronavirus Cash Shortages

Cannabis shops in Boulder, Colorado are using bitcoin payment application Strike in order to conduct "contactless" exchanges as the coronavirus quarantine continues. 

Bitcoin Moderately Correlated With S&P 500 in Q1--Report

A new report from Binance Research shows bitcoin held a moderately positive correlation with the S&P 500 during the first quarter of the year and null relationship with gold. 

GitHub Burying Bitcoin Code Beneath Mountain in Norway’s Svalbard

Developer community GitHub has announced a Vault Program to preserve open-source code, including that of Bitcoin Core. 

Bitrefill Mocks Traditional Financial System in April Fools Joke

Cryptocurrency payment service Bitrefill has announced a rebrand to fiat that includes advocating for unlimited bailout money and stimulus. 

Institutional Crypto Platform OSL’s Revenue Increased 737% in 2019

Institutional Hong Kong-based crypto trading platform OSL reported an increase in revenue of 737 percent in 2019. 

Civic Wallet Offers Users $1 Million Insurance Policy on Stored Crypto

Multi-signature, non-custodial wallet provider Civic has announced a partnership with Coincover to provide clients with a $1 million insurance policy to cover their crypto-assets. 

Crypto Community Reacts to Reports of Binance Acquiring CoinMarketCap for $400 Million

The cryptocurrency community expressed mixed reactions to news of Binance acquiring CoinMarketCap in a deal that could be worth as much as $400 million. 

Ripple-Backed XRP Payment Platform Launches on Google Play and App Store

XRP-powered payment platform XUMM has launched the beta version of the application on Google Play and the iOS App Store. 

Fraudulent Ledger Chrome Scam May Have Stolen up to $2.5 Million in Crypto

A fraudulent Ledger Chrome extension may have stolen up to $2.5 million in cryptocurrency from unsuspecting users. 

‘Dr. Doom’ Economist Predicts More Market Turmoil Ahead Over COVID-19 Outbreak

Dr. Doom economist Nouriel Roubini predicts more market turmoil ahead as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, calling the 2008 economic recession a best-case scenario. 

Bitcoin Likely Bottom at $3,700, Says Tone Vays

Crypto trading analyst Tone Vays says bitcoin likely found its bottom at $3700 during Mar. 12's BitMEX crash. 

Opera Expands '30-Second' Cryptocurrency Wallet Top-Ups to Europe and Other Countries

Freeware web browser Opera has announced major updates for its built-in crypto wallet across android devices. 

Bitcoin's Bull Run May Now Immediately Follow Halving, Jihan Wu Says

Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu expects the bull run on bitcoin prices to be delayed after May's halving, but is ultimately positive about the crypto-assets outlook. 

Bitcoin Ransomware Targeting Hospitals Amidst Ongoing Pandemic

Ransomware attacks, including the bitcoin-related Ryuk program, have not subsided their attacks against hospitals and healthcare institutions, despite the ongoing pandemic. 

Suspicions Surrounding BitBay's 18-Hour Outage Grows

Customers of cryptocurrency exchange BitBay became concerned following the platform's 18 hour outage. 

Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Ripple CEO of Liquidating Holdings While Touting XRP

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse is being accused of touting XRP to investors while selling his own holdings of the token, according to an updated complaint made to a class-action lawsuit filed in May 2018. 

Crypto COVID-19 Community Alliance Raising Funds to Support Nonprofits

The cryptocurrency community has formed an alliance to generate donations and support for nonprofits working to stop the spread and outbreak of the coronavirus. 

Gold-Backed Stablecoins in High Demand Amidst Economic Crisis

Demand for gold-backed stablecoins has reached an all-time high amidst the economic crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Bitcoin Fails as a Currency, Brazil’s Banking Federation Head Says

Murilo Portugal, president of the Brazilian Federation of Banks, says that cryptocurrency fails to fulfil the three basic tenants of fiat currency. 

Fiat Currencies May Be Gone by End of Year, Says GoldMoney Research Head

GoldMoney Insight's head of research Alasdair Macleod says fiat currency may not survive the end of the year following the economic crisis and response generated by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Coinbase Wallet to Make It Easier to Earn Interest via DeFi Platforms

Coinbase Wallet has added support for crypto lending and interest-earning via DeFi applications. 

Crypto Exchange CEO Claims Bitcoin WIll Be Top Asset Class as Crisis Continues

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO Nischal Shetty says that bitcoin can emerge as a dominant asset class amidst the ongoing economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Bitcoin Prices Dip Following $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal By U.S. Congress

Bitcoin prices reacted to the announcement on Wednesday that the US White House and Congress had reached an agreement over a $2 trillion stimulus deal that would provide economic relief for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Bitmain’s Antminer S19 Sells Out on First Day

Cryptocurrency mining rig manufacturer Bitmain sold out its first round of Antminer S19 units within the first 24 hours. 

Remittance Firm Intermex Won't Use Ripple in Its 'Core' Markets, Ceo Says

Remittance firm Intermex, which recently announced a partnership with Ripple, says it will not be using the service in "core" markets like Mexico. 

Deutsche Bank Strategists Warn of 'Hyperinflation' Generated by Anti-Coronavirus Policies

Two Deutsche strategists are warning over "hyperinflation" generated by helicopter money being introduced into the market by governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Top South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges' Revenue has Plummetted Since 2018

Top South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges UPbit and Bithumb have witnessed a decline in revenue 60 to 70 percent since 2018 amidst falling interest from investors. 

Binance.US CEO: US Gov. Should Use Stablecoin for Coronavirus Payments

BInance.US CEO Catherine Coley says the US government should use a stablecoin to issue emergency coronavirus payments. 

Bitfinex Cuts an Additional 87 Trading Pairs Over Low Liquidity

Bitfinex is delisting an additional 87 altcoin and stablecoin trading pairs amidst low liquidity and trading volumes. 

South Korean Startup Partners With Interpol to Track Crypto on Dark Web

Interpol has announced a new partnership with South Korean intelligence startup S2W Lab to create a database for tracking dark web activity, including the use of cryptocurrency. 

Bitcoin Provides a Modern Solution for Unhygienic Fiat Currency

Bitcoin provides a modern and hygienic approach to money exchange compared to fiat, which has quickly become outdated in light of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Bitcoin Will Be More Attractive as Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds: CryptoCompare Report

A new report by crypto analytics platform CryptoCompare claims that bitcoin will be a more attractive asset as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, particularly in light of governments implementing inflation-generating policies. 

Indian Woman Arrested After Stealing $400K in Bitcoin From Former Company

26-year-old Ayushi Jain of India was arrested by authorities after using the private wallet key to steal 64 BTC ($400,000) from the company she helped to co-found.

Brazilian Authorities Intervene to Prevent Bitcoin Fraud Caught on Tape

Brazilian cryptocurrency trader Diego Aguiar documented on video his interaction with a bitcoin scam artist before police intervened and arrested the individual. 

Bitcoin Community Failed to Show Sovereign Money to People, Says Bitcoin.Org Co-Owner

Bitcoin.org co-owner CøbraBitcoin says the community of crypto has failed to properly communicate its benefits to mainstream audiences. 

Binance Touts Bitcoin's Scarcity as Governments Consider Quantitative Easing

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance took to Twitter to criticize governments around the world for contributing to inflation by printing new money. The exchange also lauded bitcoin for its scarcity and the upcoming halving event in May. 

U.K. Bitcoin Ransomware Attacks Hit Record High Last Year: Report

Bitcoin ransomware attacks in the United Kingdom reached a record high last year as hackers extorted victims for payments in crypto.

Crypto Fear & Greed Index Flashes ‘Extreme Fear,’ Potential Buying Opportunity

The cryptocurrency fear and greed index has been flashing 'extreme fear' for the last week following Mar. 12's sudden market crash.

Winkelvoss Twins Launching Marketplace for Digital Art

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are launching Nifty Gateway, a marketplace for digital art that utilizes blockchain. 

High-Risk Leverage and Liquidations Crashed Bitcoin: Report

A new report shows that traders over-extended on leverage and the subsequent liquidations led to the crashing price for bitcoin last week. 

Google Trend Searches for ‘Buy Bitcoin’ Show Significant Interest in Cryptocurrency

Google Trends data shows that interest in 'bitcoin' and 'buy bitcoin' has remained high following last week's market crash, including overtaking gold in the number of search queries. 

New York Woman Pleads Guilty to Funding ISIS with Bitcoin

A New York woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty to supplying ISIS with funding via cryptocurrency.

FCA Adds Nine New Financial and Crypto Companies to its Warning List

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority has added nine new financial and crypto companies to its warning list.

Grammy-Nominated Artist Akon Releases Whitepaper for 'Akoin'

Grammy-nominated rapper Akon has shared the whitepaper for his upcoming "Akoin" project which will focus on providing African citizens and entrepreneurs a currency for more convenient digital transactions. 

Ethereum Network Congestion Caused Daily Transaction Fees to Skyrocket

Daily Ethereum transaction fees skyrocketed to $564,000 on Mar. 12 amidst a wave of liquidations and market uncertainty. 

BitMEX Underwent Botnet Attack Following Last Week's Market Crash, CTO Says

BitMEX CTO Samuel Reed says the exchange has undergone multiple botnet attacks since February, including a more recent attack that occurred following last week's market meltdown. 

Key Price Metric Suggest Bitcoin is Undervalued and Trading Near Major Bottom

Bitcoin dipped into a negative MVRV z-score for the first time in twelve months, indicating that the crypto-asset is undervalued and may be trading near its bottom. 

Bakkt Cash Integrating with Starbucks' Mobile App

Intercontinental Exchange's trading platform has begun integrating into Starbucks's payment app, giving select users the options of purchasing coffee with "Bakkt Cash."

Russia’s Central Bank Seeks Outright Ban on Cryptocurrency

Russia's central bank is reportedly working amendments to a digital currency bill that will outright ban the sale and circulation of crypto-assets. 

Peter Brandt Touts 'Zero' as Bitcoin’s Potential Bottom

Crypto analyst Peter Brandt predicts that bitcoin's bottom could reach as low as "zero" following last week's market collapse. 

Bitfinex CTO: Bitcoin Will Prove its Metal as Central Banks Unravel

Bitfinex chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino says that bitcoin will eventually prove its worth as global central bank policies fail.

GPU Mining Rigs Can Put Towards Fighting COVID-19

Nvidia is calling on gamers and GPU cryptocurrency miners to contribute their computing power to combating the coronavirus outbreak. 

Crypto Twitter Debates Market Outlook as Antonopoulos Weighs in on Crash

Cryptocurrency analysts on Twitter are debating the market outlook following last week's crash as Andreas Antonopoulos weighed in on bitcoin's recent volatility.

1,000 BTC Mined in 2010 Moved for the First Time Amidst Sell-Off

A wallet containing 1000 bitcoin mined during the GPU days has been moved for the first time since 2010 amidst the most recent market selloff. 

MIT Researchers Discover “Counterattacks” Prevented Bitcoin Gold Doublespend

MIT researchers discovered that miner "counterattacks" were able to prevent doublespends during the recent 51 percent attacks on bitcoin gold's blockchain. 

Bitfinex CTO Explains How Exchange Profits From Tether USDt

Bitfinex chief technology officer Paolo Ardoino explained in a recent interview how the exchange profits from its relationship with Tether's stablecoin USDT. 

Hackers Are Using Fake Coronavirus Tracking Application to Ransom Crypto

Hackers are publishing fake coronavirus tracking applications for android devices which trick users into downloading malware. 

Coinbase Rolls Out Bitcoin Batching Amidst Crypto Market Bloodbath

US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched its bitcoin batching feature which allows users to combine multiple transactions into one. 

Edward Snowden Tweets About Buying Bitcoin Amidst Market Panic

American whistleblower Edward Snowden, who is currently taking asylum in Russia, tweeted about purchasing bitcoin amidst the market hysteria caused by the coronavirus.

Bank of England Considering Launching Digital Currency as Cash Usage Plummets

The Bank of England has published discussion papers debating the launch of a digital currency as cash usage in the country plummets compared to debit cards and payment apps. 

Deer.io Black Market Owner Reportedly Arrested by FBI

The alleged owner of Russian-based black market Deer.io has been arrested by FBI authorities at an airport in New York. 

Australian Tax Office Targeting Thousands in Crypto Crackdown

The Australian Tax Office will reportedly issue letters to thousands of cryptocurrency investors over undeclared profits. 

Research Shows Ethereum Whales Moved Millions of Ether in Recent Dip

Ethereum whales moved millions of ether in the lead up and immediate aftermath of the dip on Mar. 8.

Ripple Partner TerraPay Acquired by Investor Group

Ripple payment platform partner TerraPay has been acquired by a consortium investors in addition to receiving $9.6 million in new capital. 

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Announces 'Recommitment' to Indian Market

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has announced its "recommitment" to the Indian markets following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the RBI's ban against crypto.

Crypto Wallet Provider Blockchain.com Launches Retail Lending Service 'Borrow'

Blockchain.com is officially launching its retail lending service called 'Borrow,' which allows clients to borrow the platform's native stablecoin against bitcoin held in their wallet. 

Billionaire Mark Cuban Says Bitcoin and Gold Have No Intrinsic Value

American billionaire and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban revealed that he does not own any cryptocurrency and would prefer not investing in bitcoin or gold. 

Better Business Bureau Ranks Cryptocurrency as Second Riskiest Scam

The Better Business Bureau's 2019 Scam Tracker Report ranks cryptocurrency as the second riskiest scam on the market. 

Bitcoin Price Still on Track Amidst Sudden Downturn, Popular Analyst Says

Cryptocurrency analyst PlanB has updated his stock-to-flow model for bitcoin following the most recent price drop and found that little has changed two months out from May's halving event. 

Ledger Issues Warning Over Crypto-Stealing Google Chrome Extension

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has issued a warning to clients over a fraudulent Google Chrome extension that attempts to steal their crypto.

Russian Media Watchdog Blocks Six Crypto Websites

Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor has added six new cryptocurrency-related websites to its list of blacklisted addresses. 

Binance Research Suggests Altcoin Season is About to Start

A new report by Binance Research cites an uptick in altcoin trading volume and fluctuations in bitcoin's dominance as evidence for a new altcoin season. 

Crypto Exchange OKEx Keeps Burning OKB After Cutting 70% of Supply

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has continued its buy-back & burn scheme for its native token OKB after burning more than 70 percent of the coin's max supply.

Brave Browser Surpasses 4 Million Daily Active Users

Crypto-powered privacy-centered web browser Brave has surpassed 4 million in daily active users. 

Czech Engineer Lets Users Feed Sheep With Bitcoin

A Czech IT network engineer has created a crypto-powered pellet feeder that allows users to feed his sheep treats via small donations. 

Mexican YouTuber Sentenced 50 Years in Prison Following Bitcoin Extortion Scheme

A Mexican YouTuber was sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in a kidnapping and bitcoin extortion scheme after authorities were able to track him using blockchain. 

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Criticizes Bitcoin and Ethereum’s Energy Usage

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse took to Twitter to criticize the massive energy consumption and waste of bitcoin and ethereum's network. 

Number of Crypto ATMs top 7,000 Worldwide

The number of cryptocurrency ATMs installed worldwide has eclipsed 7000, growing substantially since the first machine launched in 2013. 

Users Suspect Crex24 Exchange Hack Following 1.3 Billion Coin Withdrawal--Report

Users suspect Estonia-based cryptocurrency exchange Crex24 has been hacked following the freezing of user funds and mysterious withdrawal of 1.3 billion in HTMLcoin.

Hundreds of Thousands Affected in Trident Crypto Fund Hack--Report

Hundreds of thousands of users were affected in the recent security breach of Trident Crypto Fund, leading to client data being published on filesharing websites. 

Elon Musk Teases Twitter With Dogecoin Reference, Again

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk teased Twitter with another reference towards dogecoin being his favorite cryptocurrency.

French Commerce Court Classifies Bitcoin as Currency in Recent Trial

A French court has classified bitcoin as currency in a recent ruling involving bitcoin cash generated on a loan made in 2014.

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Sued for Allegedly Violating US Securities Law

Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Canaan is being sued by an investor for allegedly violating US securities law. 

Venezuela's Petro Will Be Used for Surveillance, U.S. Economist Says

US economist William J. Luther says that Venezuela's national digital currency petro will be used to skirt economic sanctions and tighten President Maduro's control over the country.

HTC Launching Home Blockchain Router Capable of Running Bitcoin Nodes

Consumer electronics company HTC is launching a 5G blockchain router that is capable of running full bitcoin nodes. 

Peter Schiff Bashes Bitcoin’s Price After Fed Cuts Interest Rates

Gold bug Peter Schiff took to Twitter to criticize the price of bitcoin after the crypto-markets failed to respond to the Federal Reserve's emergency interest rate cute. 

Marshall Islands Partnering with Algorand to Launch World’s First National Digital Currency

The Marshall Islands has partnered with SFB Technologies and Algorand to launch the world's first national digital currency.

Google Play Store Bans Crypto News Apps Without Providing Warning

Google has quietly removed a number of cryptocurrency news applications from its Google Play Store without providing any explanation or prior warning. 

Tezos Developer Creates XTZ Prize Pool for Coronavirus Research

A tezos developer has created a prize pool to incentivize users to contribute to research combating the coronavirus. 

Binance, Coinbase Among Top Crypto Exchanges Targeted by New Trojan Virus

Cybersecurity firm ThreatFabric has identified a new Trojan virus named "Cerberus" that is targeting Binance, Coinbase and other top cryptocurrency exchanges. 

Crypto Industry Must Improve Digital Asset Security, Says 'Big Four' Firm KPMG

Big Four accounting firm KPMG says that the industry of crypto needs to improve upon digital asset security in order to keep growing. 

Crypto is Fueling Organized Crime in Latin America, New Report Claims

A new report by intelligence firm Intsights claims that slack cryptocurrency exchange regulations have contributed to Latin American countries becoming the most notorious in the world for money-laundering and criminal enterprise. 

Lloyd’s Bank Offering 'Dynamic' Insurance Coverage for Cryptocurrency Wallets

Lloyd's Bank is providing clients with "dynamic" insurance coverage for cryptocurrency wallets that fluctuates with the changes in market price. 

Rakuten Wallet Launching Crypto Margin Trading in Spring 2020

Rakuten Wallet, the crypto division of the online giant, has announced upcoming support for margin trading. 

Selling XRP Keeps Ripple Profitable, CEO Brad Garlinghouse Says

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse says that the company would not be profitable without selling XRP. 

Bitcoin's Hashrate Hits New All-Time High Despite Recent Price Drop

Bitcoin's hash rate reached a new all-time high on Mar. 2 as miners continue to increase their computing power ahead of May's halving event. 

Kraken Saves Historic Hackerspace Noisebridge with 17.5 BTC Donation

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has saved San Francisco-based hackerspace Noisebridge from being shut down with a 17.5 BTC donation.

New Twitter Investor May Oust Pro-Bitcoin CEO Jack Dorsey--Report

Elliott Management Corp, a recent investor into Twitter, has plans to shake up the company which may involve the removal of bitcoin advocate CEO Jack Dorsey.

Akon Launching Token on Stellar’s Blockchain

Akon's Akoin project has announced that the token will build its network on the Stellar blockchain.

London Football Exchange Founder Allegedly Admits to Manipulating Token Price

London Football Exchange founder Jim Aylward has allegedly admitted to manipulating the exchange's token price by controlling a majority stake.

Wilshire Phoenix Rips SEC for Rejecting Bitcoin ETFs

New York-based asset management firm Wilshire Phoenix ripped the SEC for its handling of bitcoin ETF proposals over the last year.

Bitfinex Repaid $100 Million to Tether on Oustanding Loan

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex claims to have repaid an additional $100 million of its $700 million outstanding loan to stablecoin maker Tether. 

Irish Dealer Loses $59 Million in BTC After His Landlord Threw Away the Codes

An Irish drug dealer lost $59 million in bitcoin after his landlord threw away the case containing the codes to his accounts. 

Crypto’s Wealthiest Man, CZ, Claims to Have Not 'Cashed in' Since Launching Binance

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, who was recently named cryptocurrency's wealthiest figure, claims to have not cashed-in since launching the exchange. 

Qatari Billionaire Al Mana Sues Facebook Over Fraudulent Crypto Ads

Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana has filed a defamation suit against Facebook over a series of cryptocurrency ads using his likeness to promote fraudulent products. 

Bitcoin Can Be Considered a Safe Haven, Analyst Argues

BC Technology Group executive director Dave Chapman told CNBC that bitcoin can be considered a safe haven asset and that crypto provides an insurance policy against economic uncertainty.

Singapore-based Coinhako Suspends Withdrawals Following 'Sophisticated Attack'

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinhako has suspended user withdrawals following a "sophisticated attack."

Iranian Military General Proposes Using Crypto to Avoid Economic Sanctions

An Iranian military general has advocated the use of cryptocurrency as a way to circumvent the heavy economic sanctions currently placed on the nation. 

Shark Tank Investor Robert Herjavec Calls Bitcoin the Future

Shark Tank investor Robert Herjavec says that the future of electronic payments lies in bitcoin. 

Peter Schiff Says Bitcoin Hasn’t Been Around Long Enough to Become a Safe Haven

Gold bug and bitcoin bear Peter Schiff has taken to Twitter to argue that the crypto-asset has not been around long enough to prove itself as a safe-haven asset. 

MoneyGram Received $11.3 Million From Partnership with Ripple in 2019

A recent earnings report by MoneyGram shows that the remittance company received $11.3 million in benefits from RIpple in 2019. 

Finnish Customs Controls $15 Million in Seized Cryptocurrency

A Finnish customs official has revealed that the agency is in control of millions of crypto-assets seized over the years as apart of criminal activity.

Lebanese Citizens Turning to Bitcoin Amidst Severe Financial Crisis

Lebanese citizens are turning to bitcoin and crypto-assets to avoid capital controls amidst the country's worst financial crisis since the civil war ended in 1990.

Tyler Winklevoss Shares His 'Bitcoin Pizza Moment' Going to Space

Billionaire bitcoin investor Tyler Winklevoss purchased a ticket to space in 2014 with 312.5 BTC, which would be worth more than $3 million at today's prices.

JP Morgan Report: Mainstream Adoption for Blockchain Still Years Away

A recent Prospectives report by JPMorgan claims that blockchain is still years away from mainstream adoption despite making large strides in certain sectors. 

Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales Calls Crypto Integration 'Insane'

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said that integrating cryptocurrency onto the encyclopedia platform would be "insane" and potentially harmful to the project's vision. 

South African Man Arrested Following Bitcoin Ransom Kidnapping

A South African man has been arrested for the attempted kidnapping of a teenager in August 2018 as a broader plan to ransom the victim for bitcoin. 

Redditor Shares Experience Losing 110 LTC From Compromised Wallet Software

A Reddit user has shared their experience of losing 110 LTC after entering their seed passphrases into a compromised version of the Electrum wallet. 

Former CFTC Chair Giancarlo Calls for Digital Dollar

Former CFTC Chairman Giancarlo has called upon the Federal Reserve to launch a digital currency in order to keep up with the likes of China. 

Crypto-Backed Virtual World Decentraland Goes Live

Cryptocurrency-backed virtual world Decentraland has made its official launch, generating more than $1 million in traded assets over the last ten days.

Ripple’s Xpring Building Interoperability Bridges Between XRP and ETH

Ripple's investment and development arm Xpring is committed to building interoperability bridges between XRP and Ethereum. 

Researchers Publish Vulnerability Locking Bitcoin Lightning Channels for Just 0.25 BTC

Two researchers at Hebrew University have published a new paper showing an attack on the Lightning network that can paralyze the majority of channels for as little as 0.25 BTC. 

Binance CEO Claims Halving Not Priced into Bitcoin

Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao says the price of May's block reward reduction has yet to be priced into bitcoin. 

Irish Drug Dealer Forced to Surrender €52 Million in Bitcoin to Authorities

An Irish drug dealer was forced to surrender €52 million in bitcoin to the Criminal Assets Bureau following a court's determination that the assets were obtained through a criminal process.   

Justin Sun Offering FCoin Users 1000 BTT to Join Poloniex

TRON founder Justin Sun has offered 1000 BTT to former users of defunct crypto exchange Fcoin who transition to Poloniex. 

Bitcoin Ransomware Targeting Google Adsense Users

A new email-based crypto ransomware scam is targeting website owners using Google's adsense. 

CEO Brad Garlinghouse Envisions Ripple as Amazon in Five Years

Ripple's CEO Brad Garlinghouse appeared in an interview with CNN's Julia Chatterly, where he compared his company's growth to Amazon in five years. 

Max Keiser Raises Bitcoin Prediction to $400,000

TV host and bitcoin bull Max Keiser has upped his prediction for the price of BTC to $400,000.

Two Brazilian Crypto Exchanges Close Following Change in Tax Laws

Two Brazilian exchanges have been forced to close following the passage of strict new regulation requiring companies to track all transactions made with cryptocurrency.

Bahamas Digital Sand Dollar Expanding to All Islands in Q2 2020

The governor of the central bank of the Bahamas has confirmed that the country's digital currency test pilot will be expanded to all of the islands in Q2 2020. 

Libra Association Member Bison Trails Adds Support for Ontology Nodes

Libra Association member Bison Trails has announced a new partnership with Ontology to integrate Triones Node infrastructure. 

Analytics Firm Tradeblock Predicts Bitcoin Mining Costs Over $12,500 Following Halving

Blockchain analytics firm Tradeblock estimates that the cost of mining a single bitcoin will increase to over $12,500 following May's halving event. 

Trezor Co-Founder Accuses Ledger of ‘Dishonest’ Hardware Wallet Report

Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Ledger has stirred controversy with competitor Trezor over a blog post alleging the latter's product is not safe for asset storage. 

Crypto Gamers Spent $1 Million Last Week to Purchase Virtual Land

Crypto gamers spent $1 million over the past week to invest in virtual land and digital spaces. 

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong Uses Crypto to Circumvent Paypal and Square

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong detailed his experience having a payment denied by both PayPal and SquareCash, proving the need for cryptocurrency transactions. 

Cypherpunk Witches Using Crypto to Maintain Free Expression

Supporters of witchcraft are using bitcoin and altcoins as an alternative to mainstream platforms in order to continue their free expression. 

Coinbase Commerce Adds DAI Support for Merchant Payments

Coinbase Commerce has added support for DAI for merchant payments. 

Open Interest on Bitcoin Futures Now Over $5 Billion

Aggregated open interest on bitcoin futures is now over $5 billion, representing an influx of capital as traders anticipate short-term volatility. 

Electronic Frontier Foundation Protecting Former Kraken Employees in Exchange Lawsuit

The nonprofit civil rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a motion to quash cryptocurrency exchange Kraken from identifying former employees posting anonymous workplace reviews to Glassdoor. 

FC Barcelona Partners With Startup to Launch its Own Token

Spanish football club FC Barcelona has announced the launch of a native token for its 300+ million fans, which will give supporters the ability to vote on certain club decisions. 

Coinbase Pro Launches Margin Trading in 23 US States

Coinbase Pro has announced the launch of margin trading for select customers who live in one of the 23 states where the product is currently offered. 

Monero Cryptojacking Group ‘Outlaw’ Now Targeting US and European Businesses

Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro has reported that Monero cryptojacking group Outlaw has made its return after going silent for several months, and is now targeting US and European businesses. 

SEC Accuses Scammer of Targeting Doctors in $33 Million Crypto Fraud

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused an Ohio man of defrauding investors of more than $33 million in crypto-assets and reportedly targeting physician groups on Facebook. 

National Bank of Egypt Joining RippleNet for Remittance

Egypt's largest bank by total assets, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), has joined the blockchain-based payment network RippleNet for improved remittance. 

FINMA Proposes Stricter Anit-Money Laundering Rules for Crypto Transactions

Swiss regulator FINMA has announced a new proposal for cryptocurrency that will reduce the limit for unidentifiable transactions to 1,000 Swiss Francs.

Belgian Authority FSMA Calls for Greater Crypto Regulation

Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) chairman told lawmakers that the country must regulate cryptocurrency in order to protect investors and dissuade illegal activity.

Crypto Analyst : Bitcoin Risk is 'Overestimated,' Price Could 'Overshoot' $100,000

Crypto analyst PlanB says bitcoin's risk is being overestimated while investors are ignoring the potential collapse of the financial system. 

Ukraine Puts Forth Forward-Thinking Policy on Crypto Mining

Ukraine's Ministry and Committee of Digital Transformation has announced forward-thinking policy on virtual assets and crypto mining, including pulling back on government oversight. 

China Powers Down Bitcoin Mining Farms Amidst Coronavirus Scare

Chinese authorities have become shutting down bitcoin mining farms in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus epidemic.

‘TRUMP-2020’ Futures Trading live on FTX Derivatives Platform

Crypto derivatives exchange FTX is offering clients the opportunity to trade futures on President Trump's 2020 reelection via the TRUMP-2020 contract. 

Ugandan Legislators Address the Role of Cryptocurrency in Pyramid Schemes

Ugandan politicians are advancing a proposal to tackle the rise of Ponzi schemes in the country, including addressing the role of cryptocurrency in the scams. 

Galaxy Digital CEO Novogratz Blames Ripple for XRP’s Lackluster Forecast

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz told a room of financial advisers to prepare for another lackluster year for XRP, blaming Ripple as the primary culprit for the coin's performance. 

Ethereum Firm ConsenSys Splitting Company, Laying Off 14% of Staff

Ethereum-based development firm ConsenSys has announced a major restructuring to its company, including laying off 14 percent of its current workforce. 

Local Merchants Call Venezuela’s Petro Coin a Scam

Merchants in Venezuela are calling the state's Petro coin a scam, claiming that hyperinflation has led to the currency being devalued upon liquidation. 

IOTA Founder Threatens Legal Action Over Dispute Involving 25 Million Tokens

Early IOTA founder and former lead developer Sergey Ivancheglo has publicized a dispute with the former project, claiming that he is owed 25 million tokens. 

Ethereum Miners Hoarding ETH Approaches All-Time High

Ethereum miners hoarding ETH has approached its last all-time high, with the expectation to go over in the next several days.

Bank of Lithuania Exploring Digital Currencies

The Bank of Lithuania is exploring digital currencies and weighing the cost-benefit of shifting their financial system. 

Financial Services Giant SBI Holdings Offering XRP Benefit to Shareholders

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings has announced it will be offering XRP as a benefit for shareholders. 

Crypto Community Criticizes Justin Sun’s Marketing of TRON During Coronavirus Outbreak

TRON founder Justin Sun has been criticized for promoting TRON in a post aimed at providing support for Wuhan citizens amidst the coronavirus outbreak. 

Kraken Cracks Trezor’s Flagship Bitcoin Wallets in Just 15 Minutes

The cybersecurity division of crypto exchange Kraken was able to crack Trezor's flagship bitcoin hardware wallets in just fifteen minutes. 

Lawsuit Accuses BitTorrent Owner and TRON Founder Justin Sun of Profiting From Piracy

BitTorrent parent company Rainberry Inc. and TRON founder Justin Sun have been named in an employment dispute lawsuit that accuses the company of profiting from piracy. 

Deribit Launching Daily Bitcoin Options Trading

Deribit has announced the launch of daily bitcoin options trading beginning next week, heating up the competition between regulated exchanges such as CME and Bakkt.

Former NFL Quarterback Theismann Says Bitcoin Is No Longer Focus of Finance Industry

Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann says that bitcoin is no longer a major focus of the finance industry and has to gain adoption in mainstream audiences. 

Half of U.S. Organizations Compromised by Ransomware and Phishing Attacks, Report

A new report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint found that half of US organizations were compromised by a phishing attack or ransomware in 2019. 

Japan’s Central Bank Preparing for Reality of Digital Yen

An official for the Bank of Japan says they are preparing for a digital currency in the event that demand increases. 

Cold Storage Provider GK8 Offering $250K to Anyone Who Can Hack Their Wallet

Bitcoin cold storage wallet provider GK8 is offering a $250K bug bounty program for the first person who can hack their new vault. 

John McAfee Finally Lets Us Know What He Really Thinks of Bitcoin

John McAfee has called bitcoin the original sh*tcoin after referring to altcoins as the future of cryptocurrency.

Ledger Issues Warning Over New YouTube Phishing Streams

Hardware wallet creator ledger has issued a warning to users to be wary of fake youtube videos designed as phishing schemes. 

British Court Orders Bitfinex to Freeze $860,000 Tied to Ransomware Attack

British courts have ordered Bitfinex to freeze funds in an account tied to a ransomware payout and asked the exchange to provide KYC information related to the client. 

Google’s Searches for Bitcoin Halving Surge Since Beginning of Year

Searches for May's bitcoin halving have skyrocketed since the start of the year, according to data published by Google Trends. 

Elon Musk Sees Crypto Becoming a Replacement for Cash

Tesla's founder Elon Musk says that he imagines bitcoin and crypto becoming an effective replacement for cash, despite having limitations for transactions. 

Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee Proposes Miners Donate 1% to LTC Foundation

Litecoin founder Charlie Lee proposed that mining pools should donate one percent of their block reward to support the Litecoin Foundation and LTC's development. 

Cryptocurrency Hackers Were More Active in 2019, but Were Less Successful

The total monetary value of crypto theft declined in 2019 despite the overall activity of hackers increasing. 

Blockchain Programmer Runs Full Bitcoin Node on a Tesla

A blockchain programmer was able to get a Tesla's onboard operating system to run a full bitcoin node. 

Twitter Bans XRPTipBot Over Impersonation Causing User Funds to Freeze

Twitter has banned the XRPTipBot account over claims of "impersonation" causing user funds to be frozen in the process. 

Grayscale Commits to Support Ethereum Classic Development for Two More Years

Digital asset manager Grayscale Investments has committed to funding Ethereum Classic development through 2021. 

Bitcoin Is 'Not Effective' as Money, Says Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio

Billionaire investor Ray Dalio says that bitcoin is "not effective" as a form of money and fails to fulfill the requirements for a medium of exchange. 

Bitcoin Could Rally 800% after Breaching Key Level, Analyst Predicts

A prominent crypto analyst has predicted that bitcoin making a weekly close above $14,200 could lead to the coin entering an 800 percent parabolic rally.

Canadian Teen Charged in $50 Million Crypto Crime Ring

A Canadian teen has been charged by authorities for his role in a $50 million SIM-swapping hack that targeted cryptocurrency holders. 

UK Opens $130,000 Contract to Catch Crypto Tax Evaders

The UK's HM Revenue & Customs has posted a contract worth £100,000 for any developer that can create software for tracking cryptocurrency transactions and catching those using crypto to avoid taxes. 

Israeli Intelligence Alleges Hamas is Using Bitcoin for Funding

An Israeli counter-terrorism group has alleged that the Palestinian Sunni militant movement Hamas has been using bitcoin as a source of funding. 

South Korea Considering Taxing Crypto as 'Other Income'

The South Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance has begun reviewing taxation plans for crypto-assets, with multiple sources saying the government is considering labeling crypto as "other income."

Over 5,000 Ugandan Citizens File Petitions Over Cryptocurrency Scam

Over 5,000 Ugandan citizens have issued a petition to Parliament following the high-profile closure of cryptocurrency firm Dunamiscoins Resource Ltd., which took millions of dollars in client funds. 

Monero Cryptominers Exploit Windows 7 EternalBlue Vulnerability

Monero crypto miners have exploited a Windows 7 security flaw to infect a network with malware.

U.S. Government Issues Warning Over Nazis Using Bitcoin

Members of the US House Financial Services Committee have warned that Nazis, white supremacists and other domestic terror groups are using bitcoin to fund their activities. 

Rapper Akon Gets Approval for Crypto City in Senegal

Rapper Akon has reached an agreement with Senegal officials to build his cryptocurrency-powered city, Akon City.

Bitwage Partners With ConsultaBit to Launch Dollar Cost Averaging Calculator

Crypto payroll services provider BitWage has partnered with ConsultaBit to offer clients a dollar cost averaging calculator for bitcoin. 

Billionaire ‘Bond King’ Gundlach Predicts Bitcoin Reaching $15K This Year

Billionaire 'Bond King' Jeffrey Gundlach predicts that the price of bitcoin will reach $15,000 in 2020 in part due to a weakening dollar. 

Crypto Consultant Kidnapped in Thailand for $1 Million Bitcoin Ransom

Singaporean crypto consultant Mark Cheng was kidnapped, tortured and held for a $1 million ransom by captors while on a business trip to Thailand. 

Fidelity’s Crypto Division Expands Into Europe With Bitcoin Custody Services

Fidelity's crypto and digital asset arm has made its firm move into Europe by offering bitcoin custody for a crypto investment firm based out of London. 

Billion Dollar Asset Manager WisdomTree Planning Stablecoin Launch

Asset manager WisdomTree, which oversees more than $63 billion, is planning to launch a new stablecoin in the United States which will be backed by a basket of assets and currencies. 

Coinbase Settles Cryptsy Class-Action Lawsuit For $1 Million

Coinbase settled a three-year-long class action lawsuit for one million dollars over its role in the now-defunct crypto exchange Cryptsy. 

Bitcoin's Market Price Is Above Its Intrinsic Value, Says JPMorgan

A new note by JPMorgan claims that the intrinsic value for bitcoin is still below its current market price, despite an increase in interest from institutional clients. 

Bitcoin Will Surpass Its All-Time High in 2020, Predicts BitPay Exec

Bitpay exec Sonny Singh predicts that an "unforeseen" event will take bitcoin's price above $20,000 in 2020, surpassing the last all-time high.

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee: Bitcoin Can Gain 100% in 2020

Tom Lee provided an excerpt from Fundstrat's forthcoming 2020 Crypto Outlook report, and says that the price of bitcoin could increase more than 100 percent in 2020. 

Bitcoin Scammers Using Fake Instagram Adverts of Martin Lewis

Bitcoin scammers have turned to Instagram to create fake advertisements using the likeness and false endorsement of UK financial expert Martin Lewis. 

Interpol Collaboration Reduced Crypto Malware Infections by 78%

A collaboration between security firm Trend Micro and Interpol was able to identify 20,000 routers affected by cryptojacking software and reduce the number of infections by 78 percent. 

Hackers Demand $6 Million Bitcoin Ransom After Hacking Travelex

Hackers of the UK currency exchange platform Travelex are demanding $6 million in bitcoin as ransom in order to restore the network. 

Binance Charity Kicks Off Australia Bushfire Program With $1 Million Donation

The Binance Charity Foundation has initiated an Australia bushfire relief program by pledging $1 million in BNB towards the philanthropic cause. 

Justin Sun Hints at TRON Privacy Coin Coming Soon

TRON Founder Justin Sun posted an update on Twitter explaining that TRON's privacy coin is on the way, while aksing community members to float ideas for a name. 

South Korean Presidential Committee Recommends BTC Securities Exchange Listing

A South Korean Presidential Committee has recommended that bitcoin be listed to the country's sole securities operator, Korea Exchange (KRX).

Horizen Warns Users Against Possible Scam Exchange Bitfare

Zen issuer Horizen has warned users over the potential scam cryptocurrency exchange Bitfare. 

Ripple-Backed Crypto Rental Startup Omni Ending Operations

Ripple-backed crypto rental startup Omni has announced that it will be ending its operation. 

Baidu Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency Xuperchain

Chinese internet giant Baidu has officially launched its own cryptocurrency, called Xuperchain. 

China’s Digital Currency Making “Smooth Progress” Despite No Official Launch Date

China's central bank has reportedly made "smooth progress" on the development of its sovereign digital currency despite no official launch date being made. 

Litecoin Foundation Partners With BitGo for Custody Solutions

The Litecoin Foundation has announced a new partnership with BitGo and there multi-signature wallet to provide the organization with custody solutions. 

Burger King Venezuela Starts Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments in 40 Stores

A Burger King location in Venezuela has begun accepting bitcoin and altcoins for payment ahead of expansion to 40 more stores throughout 2020. 

Six Millions Families Used Venezuela's Oil-Backed Petro During Holidays, Maduro Claims

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the country will begin selling gold and oil in exchange for the state-run cryptocurrency petro.

Telegram Refuses to Share “Highly Relevant” Records With SEC

Messaging giant Telegram has refused to share bank details with the SEC in their ongoing suit over GRAM's $1.7 billion token sale. 

Bitmain Reportedly Eyeing Major Layoffs Ahead of Bitcoin Halving

Giant crypto mining manufacturer Bitmain is expected to lay off roughly 50 percent of its workforce ahead of May's bitcoin halving event. 

U.S. Coast Guard Issues Warning Over Crypto Ransomware Attack

The United States Coast Guard has issued a security alert after a ransomware attack forced them to shut down their IT network at a facility in December. 

Chinese Crypto Miners Pressured to Scale Back Over Dry Season Electricity Shortage

Chinese bitcoin miners in the Sichuan province are being pressured by authorities to scale back their operation in response to a shortage of electricity during the dry season. 

USDT on TRON's Network Reaches 900 Million Tokens, According for 22% of Its Total

TRON-based USDT is over 900 million tokens, accounting for nearly 22 percent of the total supply of Tether. 

Single Unknown Entity Appears to Control Close to 50% of Bitcoin Cash's Hashrate

An unknown bitcoin cash miner has accounted for nearly 70 percent of the network hashrate, raising security concern for a potential attack.

Bitcoin Will Close 2020 Above $12,000, Mike Novogratz Predicts

Billionaire investor and Galaxy Digital co-founder Mike Novogratz predicts that bitcoin will close above $12000 in 2020.

TRON Unlocking 33 Billion TRX On New Year’s Day

The TRON Foundation has announced unlocking 33 billion TRX on New Year's Day and asking for feedback from the community on how the funds should be handled. 

Coinbase Removes DApp Browser Support to Comply with Apple’s App Store

Coinbase’s mobile cryptocurrency wallet, Coinbase Wallet, is planning to remove support for its decentralized application (DApp) browsing feature to remain in compliance with Apple’s App Store policy. 

UN Secretary-General Says Organization Needs to Embrace Blockchain

The United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres says the intergovernmental organization must embrace blockchain technology.

Bitfinex Updates KYC Process Asking Verified Users to Submit Additional Information

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is updating its know-your-customer process to tighten security and meet a higher standard of regulatory compliance. 

Facebook’s Libra Has Already Failed, Says Switzerland's President

Swiss President Ueli Maurer said in an interview that the current iteration of Facebook's digital currency Libra has already failed because it is not backed by central bank currencies. 

Mazer Gaming Feuds With TRON and WINk Over 720,000 TRX Sponsorship Deal

Professional gaming group Mazer Gaming has published a Medium post accusing the Tron Foundation and WINk of failing to fulfill their sponsorship obligations. 

Central Bank of the Bahamas to Launch Its Own Digital Currency 'Sand Dollar'

The central bank of the Bahamas has announced the launch of their digital currency sand dollar in the district of Exuma on Dec. 27.

Uzbekistan Bans Citizens from Acquiring Cryptocurrencies

The government of Uzbekistan has passed an order banning citizens from acquiring cryptocurrency, including the purchase through established exchanges. 

OKEx Launches Invitation-Only Access for Trading Crypto Options

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has launched invitation-only access to its new crypto options trading platform. Users can sign up for the feature through the official announcement page. 

Binance Starts Letting Users Buy Crypto by Binding Visa Cards to Their Accounts

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is allowing European clients to bind their Visa debit and credit cards to their account in order to directly purchase crypto. 

BitMEX Report: Almost All IEOs Down 80% or More

A new BitMEX report found that the majority of the Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) followed since May have declined more than 80 percent in value, despite bitcoin undergoing a price resurgence. 

Crypto Market Cap Could Reach $11 Trillion by 2023, Analyst Predicts

An analyst predicts that the total market capitalization for cryptocurrency will grow to $11 trillion by 2023, causing bitcoin's price to increase to $141,000.

Ethereum Foundation Schedules Next Upgrade on New Year’s Day

The Ethereum Foundation has scheduled the Muir Glacier update, which will delay the network's mining difficulty increase, for New Year's Day--much to the ire of node operators and miners. 

This Crypto Mining Botnet Propagates Using Taylor Swift Photos

A crypto mining botnet uses photos of Taylor Swift to propagate in computers and infect new users.   

China’s Digital Currency Isn't Bitcoin and 'Is Not for Speculation', Says Central Bank Official

Mu Changchun, the central bank official in charge of the development of China's central bank currency says the digital yuan will not be used for speculation and will not be backed by a basket of currencies. 

Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright Explains Origin Behind 'Satoshi Nakamoto' Name

Australian computer scientist Craig Wright explains the origin behind the name "Satoshi Nakamoto" and provides a document supporting his claim. 

Bitcoin Ransomware Attackers Threaten to Publicly Shame Victims Who Won’t Pay Up

Bitcoin ransomware attackers are turning to public shaming to force their victims into paying, according to a new report by KrebsOnSecurity.

Job Searches for Blockchain Down Following Bitcoin’s Bear Market, Despite Growing Demand

Blockchain job seekers are on the decline according to two reports by LinkedIn and Indeed.com.

Blockchain.com Offers Pound Sterling Trading Pair Ahead of Brexit

Blockchain.com has added a British Pound gateway to their exchange The Pit, as the economic fallout from Brexit looms over UK and European customers. 

Disney Blocks Tron Foundation From Acquiring Trademark Patent

Disney has blocked a partner for the Tron Foundation from obtaining patents on trademarks related to tron. 

Binance User Receives Frozen BTC After DIscontinuing Coinjoin Use

Binance has returned frozen bitcoin to a user of the exchange following a dispute over whether anonymity tool Coinjoin could be used during withdrawals. 

Canadian Bitcoin Fraudsters Face Two Years in Prison After Impersonating HitBTC Staff

Two Canadian brothers are facing up to 2 years in prison after impersonating HitBTC support staff on Twitter and defrauding an elderly investor of $140,000 in BTC. 

Turning $10 to $90,000: Bitcoin Was the Best Investment of the Decade

A new report by Bank of America claims bitcoin was the best investment of the decade, with one dollar invested at the beginning of 2010 being worth more than $90,000 today.

Bitcoin’s Wealth Inequality Improved in 2019, Ethereum Worse

Bitcoin's wealth inequality improved in 2019, compared to other top cryptos such as litecoin and ethereum which got worse. 

CNBC’s Brian Kelly Provides Some Support for Tim Draper’s $250,000 BTC Prediction

CNBC's Fast Money program and analyst Brian Kelly broke down Tim Draper's bold prediction for bitcoin, finding that there is some basis for the claim. 

19-Year-Old Arrested in $1 Million Crypto SIM Swap Hack

A 19-year-old Brooklyn resident has been arrested and charged for stealing the identities of 75 people and $1 million in crypto using an elaborate SIM-swap hack. 

Libra Board Member: No 'Strategy Set in Stone' for 2020 Launch

A Libra Association board member told Reuters that the project has no clear "strategy set in stone" for 2020 launch, which will depend upon the group's negotiations with regulators. 

NiceHash Freezes Repayment Program for Its $80 Million Hack Victims

Crypto mining platform NiceHash has announced a halt to its repayment program to users affected by the $64 million hack in December 2017.

Crypto Mining Attacks Dropped in 2019 but Ransomware on the Rise: Kaspersky

A new security report by Kaspersky found that crypto-mining attacks fell sharply during 2019 but that crypto-based ransomware is on the rise. 

Fed Official: 50% of Bitcoin Transactions Involved With Illegal Activity

A US Fed official said that roughly half of all bitcoin transactions are associated with illegal activity at a panel speech made on Wednesday.

Two Russians Arrested For Infecting State Computers With Crypto Mining Programs

Two Russian men have been arrested and prosecuted for allegedly infecting state-owned computer hardware with a program that would mine cryptocurrency through web browsers. 

Coinfloor to Delist Ethereum to Focus on Bitcoin

The UK's longest-running crypto exchange Coinfloor has announced that it will delist ethereum and bitcoin cash in order to focus solely on bitcoin.

Chinese Courts Freeze $680K Belonging to Bitmain Subsidiary

Chinese courts have frozen $680,000 belonging to a subsidiary of bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Bitmain in regards to an ongoing contract dispute. 

Former Bitmain Chip Designer Arrested for Alleged Embezzlement

Former Bitmain chip designer Yang Zuoxing has reportedly been arrested over suspicions of embezzlement following his departure from the company and subsequent founding of rival mining manufacturer MicroBT.   

Bitcoin Ransomware Hackers Lose Control of Their Decryption Tool

A security firm warns that the attackers behind the malicious Ryuk ransomware have broken their own decryption software, causing affected users to lose their files despite making the payoff. 

Grayscale Study: 43% of Investors Interested in Bitcoin are Women

A new study by Grayscale found that 43 percent of investors interested in bitcoin are female and that men and women share similar perceptions on crypto assets. 

Bitcoin Service Bottle Pay Closing Due to New Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

Bitcoin-based payment platform Bottle Pay has announced that it will be ending its service at the end of the year in order to avoid having to meet the radical changes required to be compliant with new Anti-Money Laundering regulations in 2020.

Buterin: Ethereum Foundation Sold 70,000 ETH at All-Time High

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin revealed on a recent podcast that he was able to convince the Ethereum Foundation to sell 70,000 ETH at the last all-time high, which would have netted the group around $100 million.

U.S. Marshals Issue Warning Over New Bitcoin Impersonation Scam

The US Marshals and FBI have issued a warning over a series of scams that involve the impersonation of government authorities demanding fines being paid in crypto.

AMD and Ultra Announce Partnership for Blockchain-Fueled Gaming

AMD and Ultra have announced a new partnership to deliver blockchain-based gaming for next-generation development. 

Users Have Been Withdrawing From Poloniex Following Circle Spinoff, Data Shows

Users have begun withdrawing their bitcoin and ethereum from Poloniex following Circle, Inc.'s decision to abandon US markets and move on from the exchange. 

SEC Chairman Clayton: Regulatory Agency is Taking a “Proactive” Approach to Crypto

United States Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton told Congress that the regulatory body is taking a "measured" but "proactive" approach to crypto-assets. 

ING Bank Looks to Offer Clients Cryptocurrency Storage Compliance

Dutch bank ING is working on the development of a project that will provide clients with a secure and compliant method for storing crypto-assets. 

BitClub Network Busted Over $722 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Three men have been arrested and charged by US prosecutors for their role in operating BitClub Network, a crypto Ponzi scheme that allegedly defrauded investors of $722 million since 2014.

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Predicts Bitcoin Will Hit $100,000

Ross Ulbricht, founder of the crypto-based dark web market Silk Road, published a series of posts on Medium giving his prediction for bitcoin's price. 

Maker Foundation Announces Governance Polls to Address $340 Million Vulnerability

The Maker Foundation has issued a response to a software developer's outline on how the MakerDAO network could be exploited for $340 million.

Dash Investors Receive Lost Funds Following Suspected Exit Scam

Dash investors have begun receiving their lost funds from MooCowMoo, a former Dash Core Group senior advisor who suddenly ceased paying masternode rewards in August 2019.

Hedge Fund Manager Predicts Bitcoin Price Rise to $20 - $50K After Halving

Charles Hwang, a managing partner for the hedge fund Lightning Capital, predicts that bitcoin's price will trade between $20,000 to $50,000 following next May's halving. 

New Ukrainian Amendment Makes 'Virtual Assets' Compliant With FATF Guidelines

A new amendment passed by the Ukranian legislature seeks to make crypto and virtual assets compliant with the sweeping FATF "travel rule" guidelines. 

Huobi’s U.S. Partner HBUS is Shutting Down

Huobi Group's US-based partner exchange is closing less than a year and half after launching amidst lackluster usage. 

Indian ‘Godman’ Fugitive Wants to Start island Nation Using Crypto

An Indian "Godman" fugitive has announced the creation of a new sovereign nation off the coast of Ecuador that will operate its economy based upon cryptocurrency.

Monero’s Hashrate Jumps 186% After Network Upgrade

Monero's hash rate continues to rise following the ASIC-resistant RandomX update but the price of XMR has yet to appreciate. 

Crypto-Powered Social Media Platform Voice Announces Beta

Block.One has announced the beta launch for their EOS and blockchain-based social media platform Voice, which is set to occur in February 2020.

Parity Issues Urgent Update Ahead of Ethereum’s Hardfork

Ethereum client Parity has issued an urgent warning for users to update their software just days ahead of Ethereum's highly anticipated Istanbul hardfork. 

Children’s Toy Drug Bust Leads Police to $1 Million Crypto Seizure

A children's toy drug bust led authorities in Australia to a record-breaking seizure of over $1 million in crypto-assets being held on an electronic device. 

Danish Courts Rule Nordea Bank Can Prevent Employees From Investing in Bitcoin

Danish courts have ruled in favor of Nordea Bank's restriction on employees trading bitcoin and crypto-assets in their free time, despite a lawsuit put forth by the employee union. 

SBI Holdings Considering XRP Shareholder Benefit Program

Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings is considering issuing XRP as a dividend to shareholders following its successful implementation by its subsidiary Morningstar. 

France’s Central Bank to Test Digital Currency in 2020

France's central bank is planning to test pilot a digital euro in Q1 2020 with players in the private financial secotr. 

Android Security Flaw Allows Hackers to Access Crypto Wallet Login

A security flaw in Android smartphones reportedly allows hackers to gain access to user crypto information, in addition to reading and sending text messages and eavesdropping through the microphone. 

Andreas Antonopoulos Outs Intuit for Blocking Crypto Usage

Andreas Antonopoulos published a series of tweets explaining that the financial software firm Intuit had blocked him from receiving credit card payments over his continued support for crypto. 

Waves' DEX Relaunches as Hybrid Cryptocurrency Exchange

Decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Waves DEX has closed its operation and will relaunch as a hybrid cryptocurrency exchange combining centralized and decentralized features. 

Binance Acquires Chinese Decentralized Application Platform DappReview

Cryptocurrency exchange BInance has announced the acquisition of Chinese decentralized application platform DappReview.

South Africa Planning New Regulations to Prevent Use of Crypto for Capital Flight

South Africa's central bank is planning new rules to prevent the use of cryptocurrency in evading the country's current laws control the flow of fiat. 

Researcher Uses Machine Learning to Predict Crypto Prices in Real-Time

A researcher at India's Vellore Institute of Technology has used machine learning to predict the price of crypto-assets in real-time. 

Vitalik Buterin Supports Freeing Ethereum Dev Arrested for Visit to N. Korea

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin took to Twitter to argue his support for Virgil Griffith after the latter was arrested for attending a conference in North Korea. 

Ethereum Dev Arrested For Sharing Crypto Expertise with North Koreans

United States authorities have arrested American Ethereum researcher Virgil Griffith for sharing his expertise in crypto at a conference in North Korea. 

CipherTrace AML Report: 65% of Top 120 Crypto Exchanges Lack 'Strong' KYC

Crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace says in its Q3 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report that "vast majority of popular exchanges have poor or porous KYC."

Kraken Joins Silvergate Exchange Network Enabling Fee-Less, Real-Time Transfers

Crypto exchange Kraken has joined the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN) which allows for fee-less, real-time deposits and withdrawals. 

Ghana’s Central Bank Considering Issuing Its Own Digital Currency

The governor of the Bank of Ghana, the central bank of the Republic of Ghana, said in a recent keynote address that the country is exploring the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC). 

U.S. Federal Judge Denies Petition to Stop IRS From Obtaining Bitstamp Records

A U.S. federal judge has denied the petition put forth by a client of Bitstamp to stop the IRS from obtaining records on his crypto holdings and transaction history. 

Quantitative Crypto Analyst PlanB Predicts Bitcoin Reaching $10k Before End of 2019

Quantitative crypto analyst PlanB says that he would not be surprised if the price of BTC closes above $10,000 by the end of 2019 based upon the application of stock-to-flow models. 

Crypto Exchange BitBay Drops Monero Following Regulatory Concerns

Estonia-based cryptocurrency exchange BitBay has announced it will discontinue support for privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR) over concerns related to regulatory compliance. 

Bitcoin Skeptic Nouriel Roubini Gleeful About 'Crypto-Carnage'

Nouriel Roubini, who is an economics professor at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, has taken aim at crypto following the drop in market value over the past week.

Bitcoin Core Update Makes Bech32 the Default Address Format

The latest update to Bitcoin Core, the "open-source software that serves as a Bitcoin node", includes improvements to network and transaction efficiency while making the "bech32" format the new default. 

Thai SEC Intends to Amend Crypto Laws to Foster Greater Innovation

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly planning to amend its crypto regulations next year to become more favorable towards cryptoassets and foster innovation within the country.

JPMorgan Using Its Etherum-Based Blockchain for Handling Loans Taken by Car Dealers

Wall street financial institution JPMorgan has filed a patent for a DLT-based system for floorplan financing.

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ICO Scammer Maksim Zaslavskiy Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Maksim Zaslavskiy, a 39-year-old businessman from New York, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being convicted for "conspiring to commit securities fraud", or more specifically running initial coin offering (ICO) scams. 

New Zealand Police Seize $4.3 Million in Crypto From Alleged Online Pirate

New Zealand authorities have seized USD 4.3 million in crypto from a man who was allegedly operating an illegal movie-streaming service in the United States. 

Gold Bug Peter Schiff Predicts Bitcoin’s Price Will Fall to $1000

Gold bug and Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff has predicted that the price of BTC will continue to fall to $1000 before going much lower. 

Sacramento Kings’ CTO Says Fans Stopped Spending BTC When the Price Took Off

Sacramento Kings' CTO Ryan Montoya says that fans stopped spending Bitcoin once the price took off. 

Jury Convicts OneCoin’s Lawyer in $3.7 Billion Crypto Pyramid Scheme

Mark Scott, the lawyer behind the infamous crypto pyramid scam OneCoin, has been convicted of laundering $400 million from the project and is facing up to 50 years in prison.

Chinese Authorities Identify 39 Illegal Cryptocurrency Exchanges in Crackdown

Chinese authorities in the city of Shenzhen have identified 39 illegal cryptocurrency exchanges that continue to operate despite the country's ban on trading crypto assets. 

OKEx's Blockchain OKChain in Final Testing Phase, Exchange Says

Crypto exchange OKEx has announced the development of OKChain and OKDEX, in addition to providing an update to community members on the process of crypto-asset selection. 

Chairman Powell Says Fed is Looking into Central Bank Digital Currency

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, says that the institution is looking into the possibility of developing a central bank digital currency. 

Grin Developer Refutes MimbleWimble Privacy Being 'Fundamentally Flawed'

A core developer for privacy-focused cryptocurrency Grin has refuted claims that security protocol MimbleWimble is fundamentally flawed. 

GateHub Data Breach Compromised Crypto Wallet Passwords for 1.4 Million Users

Crypto wallet service GateHub's security breach has resulted in more than 1.4 million users having their data compromised, including email addresses, passwords, and two-factor authenticators. 

Monero’s Website Was Hacked to Distribute Crypto-Stealing Malware

Monero's official website was hacked and caused users to download a compromised wallet client that contained potentially malicious crypto-stealing malware. 

U.S. Government Intervenes in CFTC Case Against Alleged Crypto Fraudster

The US government has filed to intervene in a lawsuit by the CFTC against an alleged crypto fraudster, citing that the suit may interfere with a parallel case involving the accused. 

Bank of Japan Governor Announces Investigation into Digital Currencies

Bank of Japan, the country's central bank, has announced an investigation into digital currencies. Governor Haruhiko Kuroda says the bank has no intention to launch a digital currency as of now but may consider its implementation in the future. 

Data Analytics Firm LongHash Refutes Tether Manipulation Causing Bitcoin's 2017 Bull Run

Crypto data analytics firm LongHash has published a report refuting Tether's manipulation of the market and influencing bitcoin's price during the late-2017 BTC bull rally.

Official Chinese Military Newspaper Recommends Blockchain and Token Rewards

The official Chinse army newspaper PLA Daily has recommended the use of blockchain for tracking soldier data and performance and issuing rewards in the form of tokens. 

Crypto Investors Report Receiving Tax Refunds From IRS for Being Compliant

Cryptocurrency investors have reported receiving full refunds from the IRS after properly filing their taxes or paying balances that were owed. 

Bitcoin ATMs Top 6,000 Worldwide

Bitcoin ATMs now total more than 6000 worldwide, according to data provided by CoinATMRadar. 

Russian Intelligence Agency FSB Linked to $450 Million in Missing Bitcoin

A new BBC report has linked the Russian intelligence agency FSB to the disappearance of more than $450 million in client crypto from the now defunct exchange WEX. 

German Watchdog Issues Warning Over Bulgarian Crypto Broker

German watchdog BaFin has flagged Bulgarian crypto broker 5 Capital, telling the firm that they must apply for a new anti-money laundering license by the end of 2019 in order to be in compliance and transact with German investors. 

UK Advertisement Authority Goes After Misleading Crypto Advertisement

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) issued a ruling against Fortune Academy for running an advertisement in August 2019 promoting a cryptocurrency course that promised consumers unrealistic returns.

Two Massachusetts Men Indicted in $500,000 SIM Swapping Crypto Scam

Two Massachusetts men have been charged and arrested in a $500,000 cryptocurrency scam involving the use of SIM swapping and other hacking techniques. 

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Compares Cryptoasset Growth to Major Tech Stocks

Fundstrat's Tom Lee says that cryptocurrencies will become institutional and normal assets long-term, and predicts their price to grow from network effects, similar to the pricing of tech stocks such as Facebook and Amazon. 

IRS: ‘Like-Kind’ Tax Exemption Does Not Apply to Pre-2018 Crypto Trades

An IRS official has clarified the agency's position on 'like-kind' exemptions being applied to pre-2018 crypto trades, saying that the exemption has never applied to the use of cryptocurrency. 

Weiss Crypto Ratings Says Cardano Is 'Vastly Superior' to EOS

Weiss Crypto Ratings says that Cardano is vastly superior to EOS, despite the latter being first to market and having more than double the market capitalization of ADA. 

Crypto Exchange OKEx Launches USDT-Margined Futures

Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has announced the official launch of USDT-margined futures to its product offering. 

Unknown Fund Investing $75 Million in Bitcoin for the Development of Anonymity

Unknown Fund has announced its intention to invest $75 million in bitcoin into projects that promote crypto, blockchain and anonymity.

Crypto Mining Hardware Manufacturer Canaan Downgrades IPO Target to $100 Million

Crypto mining rig manufacturer Canaan Creative has updated its Initial Public Offering (IPO) target price to $100 million, down from its previous filing of $400 million.

Dutch Court Orders Facebook to Remove Fraudulent Crypto Advertisements

A Dutch court has ordered that Facebook must remove a series of fraudulent ads using the likeness of celebrities to push cryptocurrency scams. 

BIS Digital Currency Hub Chaired by Former Bitcoin Detractor

The new digital currency hub of the Bank of International Settlemetns (BIS) will be chaired by a former European Central Bank board member who called bitcoin the "evil spawn" of the 2008 financial crisis. 

Bitcoin Cash Adoption Surpasses That of Bitcoin in Venezuela

Bitcoin cash is now more widely accepted by Venezuelan merchants than the original bitcoin, according to a new report. 

Mastercard Exec Cites Regulatory Concerns for Leaving Libra Association

Co-President of Mastercard Asia Pacific Ari Sarker says the bank withdrew from the Libra Association after realizing that certain regulatory core tenets were not being adhered to. 

Half of Financial Pros Think Bitcoin Will Outperform S&P 500 in 2020

A new survey by Chainalysis found that half of financial professionals believe that bitcoin will be the top-performing asset in 2020.

Peter Schiff Calls Out Bobby Lee for $1 Million Bitcoin Price Prediction

Gold bug and crypto critic Peter Schiff called out Bobby Lee for his $1 million price prediction for bitcoin, saying that it was misleading to retail investors. 

Bobby Lee: Bitcoin Could Reach $100,000 After the Next Bubble

Bitcoin maximalist and Ballet founder Bobby Lee predicts that the price of bitcoin will reach $100,000 after its next bubble. 

Binance Opens Four New Fiat Gateways Including EUR

Binance has announced a partnership with Advcash to offer fiat deposits for EUR, RUB, UAH and KZT. 

Ben Shaoul Sells Upper East Side Condo for $15.3 Million in Bitcoin

Ben Shaoul, president of Magnum Real Estate Group, used bitcoin to sell an Upper East Side condo to a Taiwanese buyer for $15.3 million BTC. 

League of Legends Co-Creator Defrauded $15 Million in Crypto Mining Scam

Riot Games' founder and League of Legends co-creator Marc Merrill was defrauded of more than $15 million in a cryptocurrency cloud mining scam. 

Australian Minister Peter Dutton Warns Terrorists Are Turning to Cryptocurrency

Australia's Minister of Home Affairs has issued a warning that terrorists are exploiting the anonymity of cryptocurrency to fund their "deadly missions" 

$15 million: Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume Hits New High

Trading volume for Bakkt's bitcoin futures contracts reached a new all-time high on Nov. 8, with 1741 contracts traded worth $15.4 million.

FTC Commissioner: Libra Should Motivate Fed to Pursue Real-Time Payments

FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra published an open letter to the US Federal Reserve, supporting the creation of real-time payments following the increased demand created by Facebook's digital currency libra. 

Pro-Crypto Silvergate Bank Makes its NYSE Debut

Crypto-friendly Silvergate Bank made its IPO debut on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, with share trading for $12.75 at opening. 

MakerDAO Proposes Increasing Dai Debt Ceiling to $120 Million

Decentralized cryptocurrency loan platform MakerDAO has proposed raising its debt ceiling to $120 million after reaching its previous limit set at $100 million. 

Mining Rig Manufacturer Canaan Registers $13 Million in Profit for Q3 2019

Crypto mining rig manufacturer Canaan Creative has registered 94 million yuan ($13 million) in profits for Q3 2019, giving a strong boost to its bid for an IPO in the US. 

Bitmain Co-Founder Micree Zhan Threatens Legal Action Following Sudden Outing

Bitmain co-founder Micree Zhan has threatened legal action against his former company following his sudden outsing last week. Zhan intends to return to the firm, and said his removal was made without prior consent. 

Cardano and Algorand Receive High Praise from Weiss Crypto Ratings

Cardano and Algorand have received high praise from Weiss Crypto Ratings for already solving most of the issues addressed by the CBC Casper Protocol.

Chinese Central Bank Official Says National Digital Currency Holders Won't Receive Interest Payments

A Chinese central bank official says that the forthcoming digital currency will replace coins and paper money, thereby eliminating the need for interest payments and the potential for inflation. 

Coinbase Legal Chief Recommends Private Sector Create a Digital Dollar

Coinbase's legal chief Brian Brooks has called upon the private sector to develop a fully digital US dollar, saying that the government should not interfere with blockchain regulation. 

EU Mulling Digital Currency Following Pressure from Libra

A draft document has surfaced urging the European Central Bank to consider issuing a digital currency to keep pace with the pressure brought by Facebook's libra. 

Illinois Lottery Winner Invests Half of His $500,000 Payout Into Bitcoin

An Illinois state lottery winner claims to have put half of his payout into bitcoin in May, making for a substantial return on investment several months later. 

Joseph Lubin: China’s Digital Currency Will be Used for Control

Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin says that China's digital currency will not embrace the full freedom of decentralization and instead be used as a further means for control.

Major Windows Vulnerability Used to Install Cryptocurrency Miners

The first in-the-wild impact of Microsoft Windows' BlueKeep vulnerability has been found to install cryptocurrency mining software on affected computers. 

Craig Wright Back in Court After Failing to Pay $9.2 Billion Settlement

Australian computer scientist Craig Wright is back on trial after attesting that he cannot pay the original settlement to the estate of his late partner Dave Kleiman. 

German DJ Faces Backlash After Claiming to Be Satoshi Nakamoto

German DJ Jorg Molt, who claims to be bitcoin's inventor Satoshi Nakamoto, has been called out for his blatant scam. 

Max Keiser Predicts China Will Launch a Gold-Backed Digital Currency

Max Keiser says that China has amassed as much as 20,000 tons of gold and will announce the launch of a gold-backed digital currency to under the US dollar. Keiser also predicts that the price of bitcoin can reach $100,000 as the result of a weakening greenback. 

Argentina’s Central Bank Issues Ban on Bitcoin Purchases with Credit Cards

Argentina's central bank has announced a prohibition on the purchase of bitcoin and other crypto-assets with credit cards. The decision comes just a week after the central bank put a $200 limit on US dollar purchases. 

Altcoins Get the Axe as Binance Removes Low Volume Trading Pairs

Binance has announced the delisting of 5 altcoin trading pairs following an extended period of low volume. 

Bitcoin's Infamous 'Time-Traveler' Was a BTC Bear All Along

Bitcoin's infamous time traveler has resurfaced for the first time since posting in 2013 to warn of the dangers in the continued use of crypto. 

Kraken Launches Pro Crypto Trading App with Margin Support

Crypto exchange Kraken has officially launched its mobile trading app for iOS and Android, which includes support for margin trading.   

Kraken Launches Pro Crypto Trading App with Margin Support

Crypto exchange Kraken has released a new mobile application for iOS and Android which includes support for margin trading. 

BitMEX Accidentally Sends Out User Emails Raising Security Concerns

BitMEX accidentally sent out more than 3,000 unique email addresses belonging to clients, raising concerns over the security of the exchange. 

Over 200 Private German Banks Support the Issuance of a Digital Euro

The Association of German Banks, a lobbying group of more than 200 private banks, has called for the issuance of a digital euro to bring the financial system into the digital age. 

Crypto Derivatives Exchange BitMEX is Altering the Weight of its Indices

BitMEX has announced a re-configuration to the weight of its indices which is set to go live on Nov. 22. Huobi, which was not previously featured in the calculation, will now play a significant role. 

eToro Hires Alec Baldwin to Promote New CopyTrader Feature

eToro is using Alec Baldwin to promote its new CopyTrader feature, which allows clients the ability to automatically copy the trades of other successful investors. 

Deribit Refunding $1.3 Million to Clients Affected by Flash Crash

Crypto derivatives platform Deribit has announced a full reimbursement of $1.3 million to clients affected by the flash crash that occurred on Oct. 31. 

Bitcoin’s Five Biggest Price Jumps Over the Last Five Years

Bitcoin's price surged last week, with a 28 percent gain in less than 24 hours, is just one of many examples of the currency making massive gains in a short time-span. In this article we look at the top 5 bitcoin price rallies.

Passport Capital CIO Says Financial Systems are Blind to Crypto’s Impact

Passport Capital CIO William Peets says that financial institutions are blind to the potential impact of blockchain and deflationary currencies such as bitcoin, making them ripe for disruption. 

Crypto-Powered Brave Browser and Everipedia Partner to Increase Brand Awareness

Brave Browser and blockchain-based encyclopedia Everipedia have announced a partnership in an effort to promote both brands. 

China is Using Blockchain Technology to Record Community Party Members’ Loyalty

The People's Republic of China Communist Party has released a new blockchain-based application that encourages users to pledge their loyalty to the Party while tracking their input. 

Over 5% of UK Citizens Own Bitcoin, With More Planning to Invest

A new survey of 2500 UK citizens aged 18 to 65+ reveals that 5.3% have already invested in bitcoin with an additional 6.8 percent of those polled saying they intend to buy BTC in the future. 

XRP Responsible for 50% of Crypto Transaction Volume Over Last 24 Hours

XRP is responsible for more than 50 percent of total crypto transaction volume over the last 24 hours, as the currency's usage continues to rise. 

Russian Mining Company Looking to Mine 20% of Remaining Bitcoin

Russian Mining Company is planning to convert an old metal factory into a crypto mining farm, with the goal of cornering 20% of the market share. 

Bitfinex Adds Native SegWit Addresses for Bitcoin Withdrawals and New Charting Tools

Crypto exchange Bitfinex has added native SegWit address support for bitcoin withdrawals, which should reduce transaction fees. 

Peter Schiff: Bitcoin Rally a Result of Market Manipulation, Dumping Ahead

Gold bug Peter Schiff says that bitcoin's most recent price rally was the result of market manipulation by whale investors and predicts that the currency will be dumped at a higher price. 

Chinese Official Slams Libra, Says Central Bank will Issue Digital Currency First

Chinese Official Huang Qifan told audience members at the Bund Financial Summit that Facebook's libra was likely to fail, and that China's central bank would be the first to issue a digital currency.

Ethereum 2.0 Staking Expected to Double Economic Activity to $16 Billion

A new Binance Research report claims that Ethereum 2.0 staking will double the economic activity of the network to more than $16 billion. 

Samsung Adds TRON (TRX) Support for Keystore Wallet

Samsung has quietly added support for TRON's TRX cryptocurrency to their Keystore Wallet, following Justin Sun hinting at the partnership in a tweet last week. 

Litecoin’s Hashrate Continues to Plummet Following the Halving

Litecoin's hash rate has continued to plummet since block reward halving in August, with network difficulty falling more than 60 percent. 

Updated Chinese Blockchain Rankings: EOS First, TRON Second, Bitcoin Eleventh

The latest update in China's state-backed blockchain project rankings has moved tron into the second overall spot while bitcoin continues to hold at eleven.

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Trading Volume Surged 257% in 24 Hours

Bakkt's trading volume for physically-settled bitcoin futures skyrocketed on Oct. 25, following the bullish rally for BTC. 

Crypto Capital Principal Indicted with Fraud Over Lost Bitfinex Funds

Crypto Capital principal Oz Yosef has been indicted on three counts in conjunction with the ongoing case involving Bitfinex's loss of more than $850 million. The news follows just days after Crypto Capital's president was extradited by Polish authorities. 

Bahamas Central Bank Launching Project Sand Dollar in Abaco

The central bank of the Bahamas has announced the launch of its digital currency pilot program Project Sand Dollar will take place in Abaco before the end of the year. 

KuCoin to Launch Margin Trading on Oct. 31

Crypto exchange KuCoin has announced the launch of margin trading services beginning Oct. 31.

Tether Gaining Popularity with Gambling Sites and Pot Shops

Tether adoption has skyrocketed over the last year, as merchants and customers shun the price volatility of traditional crypto-assets to transact with stablecoins. 

Cryptopia Liquidators Have Made Progress But Yet to Announce Reimbursement Date

Liquidators for hacked crypto exchange Cryptopia have announced progress in reconciling user funds, but have yet to announce a date for reimbursement. 

Justin Sun Hints $100 Billion TRON Partnership Coming Next Week

TRON founder Justin Sun has hinted at a new partnership to be announced next week with a $100 billion mega corporation. 

John McAfee Doubles His Bitcoin Price Prediction to $2 Million in 2020

John McAfee has upped his price prediction for bitcoin in 2020, saying that BTC will reach $2 million by the end of the year. 

XRP is Showing Bullish Indicators, says Renowned Trader Peter Brandt

Renowned crypto trader Peter Brandt says XRP is showing bullish indicators according to trading charts, forming a diamond pattern that could indicate a bottom. 

Former NBA Player Allegedly Made $825,000 in Ghanian Bitcoin Scam

Former NBA player Isaac Edward Austin has allegedly received $825K in a bitcoin exit scam after posing as a trustee for two crypto trading firms. 

Australian Police Generated a 2000% Return on Seized Bitcoin

Bitcoin seized by Australian Federal Police in an illegal firearms sale appreciated more than 2000 percent over two years, with the profits put back into local communities for crime prevention. 

Crypto Capital President Arrested in Money-Laundering Scandal Involving Bitfinex

The president of payment processing firm Crypto Capital has been arrested on accusations of money laundering. The firm was previously the payment processor for Bitfinex and QuadrigaCX and is being tied to the loss of $850 million. 

BitPay Investigating Unauthorized Charges to a ‘Handful’ of Customers

Multiple reports have surfaced in the crypto community claiming that unauthorized charges are being applied to their BitPay account. The payment service provider confirmed that it has received a "handful" of reports over the last week and is investigating the situation. 

President Xi: China Should Seize Opportunity for Blockchain Adoption

President Xi told said in a committee meeting on Oct. 24 that China should embrace the opportunity for innovation in blockchain technology, which could revolutionize the financial and mass transit industries. 

Johannesburg City Network Shutdown over Bitcoin Ransom Hack

The South African City of Johannesburg has been forced to shut down its official network following the hack of its system by a group demanding bitcoin for ransom. 

Only Two Altcoins Have Outperformed Bitcoin so Far This Year

Binance Coin and Chainlink are the only two major altcoins to outperform BTC on the year, as the crypto-markets undergo a resurgence in 2019.

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds Defends Cryptocurrency, Says It's Here to Stay

Republican Senator Mike Rounds has published a letter defending cryptocurrency and digital currencies like libra, while criticizing lawmakers for enacting regulation that will stifle blockchain innovation. 

ConsenSys Launches Sattelite to Track Space Debris Using Ethereum’s Blockchain

Blockchain technology solutions platform ConsenSys has unveiled the launch of a new satellite tracking application built on ethereum's blockchain. 

Big Tech and Central Banks Can Take Crypto Mainstream, Says Coinbase UK CEO

Coinbase UK CEO Zeeshan Feroz says that the impact of central banks and big tech issuing digital currencies will be enough to take crypto mainstream. 

Rich Dad Poor Dad Author: Bitcoin Is 'Taking on' the Federal Reserve

Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki says that bitcoin taking on the FED has created a David-versus-Goliath scenario and made for an exciting time in the financial markets. 

Time to Buy? Bitcoin Fear & Greed Index Shows ‘Extreme Fear’

The Fear & Greed Index, a historical marker of market sentiment, is pointing toward 'Extreme Fear' for the first time since September. According to their data, it may be an indication that investors are "too worried" about bitcoin's price and the crypto markets. 

Coinbase Has Netted Nearly $2 Billion in Trading Fees Since Launching in 2012, CEO Reveals

US-based crypto exchange Coinbase has generated nearly $2 billion in trading fees alone since launching in 2012. 

Celsius Partners with Tether to Offer up to 12% Interest on USDT Deposits

Celsius Network has announced a partnership with Tether to offer up to 12 percent interest on USDT deposits made to the platform. 

Libra Association's Members Haven't yet Contributed Their $10 Million: Report

A new BBC report says that none of the 20 partners of the libra association have yet to commit financially to the project, with one source saying there is no timeline on when the $10 million fee will be paid. 

Bitcoin Is More Than Digital Gold, Says Cameron Winklevoss

Cameron Winklevoss says bitcoin is more than digital gold, by offering users a 'source of truth.'

Zuckerberg: Facebook Won’t Be Launching Libra Without Regulatory Approval

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has submitted written testimony to the House Financial Services Committee ahead of his meeting with lawmakers, saying the Libra Association will not launch without regulatory approval. 

Former Federal Reserve Nominee Announces Launch of New Stablecoin

Former Federal Reserve nominee Stephen Moore has announced his intention to launch a stablecoin backed by a fractional reserve. Moore says that existing financial systems will be forced to compete with the rise of private currencies such as Frax. 

ING Head Warns Banks Could Drop Facebook Over Its Libra Cryptocurrency

ING Chief Executive Ralph Hamers has warned that it would be difficult for banks to continue their relationship with Facebook if the social media company continues with the launch of libra. 

Trade.io Halts Trading Amidst Market Slow Down

Crypto platform Trade.io has announced a temporary suspension in trading activity, citing low market volume and rising infrastructure costs.