Will Heasman

News Reporter

Will is a freelance journalist based in London, UK, and the former managing editor for the cryptocurrency news outlet, Chepicap. He has been involved in the cryptocurrency industry for over 3 years, and fully believes in its capacity to change the world.

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The Swiss Warm to Crypto Investments

According to a survey, a growing proportion of Swiss residents are actively invested or looking to invest in cryptocurrencies.

Bank-Backed Cryptocurrencies Are a Decade Away, Says Central Banker

Former vice president of the European central bank (ECB), Christian Noyer, has affirmed that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are unlikely to be rolled out for another decade.

Lack of Fiat Inflows Sounds Alarm Bells for Crypto Whale

A famed crypto whale, going under the pseudonym Joe007, has signaled that the crypto markets may not be as healthy as they seem. Per the unidentified trader, a distinct lack of fiat inflows via the stablecoin, Tether, points to trouble brewing for the nascent market.

Crypto Scams on Twitter Are Reaching New Levels Says Elon Musk

World-renowned brainiac and latent bitcoin enthusiast, Elon Musk, has once again called out crypto scams on Twitter. According to the Tesla CEO, scammers  have reached “new levels.”

You Can Now Buy Amazon Giftcards With XRP Thanks to Bitpay

Bitpay, a bitcoin payments service, enabling businesses to accept and process BTC, has just added XRP to its growing list of supported cryptocurrencies.

TRON Overtakes EOS in Active Decentralized Applications, but ETH Holds the Throne

Tron appears to be prevailing in the decentralized app (Dapp) war as project Boss, Justin Sun, exalts his brainchild platform for outpacing EOS. 

Why Trading Bitcoin Futures Could Beat Buying BTC on the Spot Market

Bitcoin futures have a fairly maligned reputation within the cryptocurrency industry. These divisive instruments have been held liable for bringing equal measures of ruin and legitimacy to the ecosystem. While some remain opposed due to the haphazard way in which these derivatives came onto the scene, crypto futures may prove beneficial for the crypto space; in fact, they might actually be a better trading instrument than BTC itself.

Crypto Exchange OKEx to Launch USDT-Margined Perpetual Swap Trading

OKEx has finally announced the launch date of its highly anticipated USDT-margined perpetual swap instrument.

TRON’s Justin Sun Invests in Poloniex Giving TRX a Healthy Boost

After initially denying the rumors, Tron’s hypeman and head honcho, Justin Sun,  has finally admitted to being involved in the acquisition of crypto exchange Poloniex. 

Tim Draper: Bitcoin to $250,000 Thanks to the Lightning Network

By 2023 bitcoin will fetch a quarter of a million dollars – and it’s all down to the Lightning Network. That is, according to bitcoin advocate, and VC, Tim Draper.

Could Google’s Quantum Computer Mine 3 Million Bitcoin in 2 Seconds?

Quantum computing is typically feared due to its potential to render bitcoin obsolete by cracking its cryptographically secured public keys. However, one analyst alleges that there may be a much simpler way to do it: by beating bitcoin at its own game.

The Rise of IEOs and Why They Are Here to Stay

The advent of initial coin offerings or ICOs revolutionized the future of investing — particularly within the cryptocurrency industry. At the height of its popularity between 2017 and 2018, ICOs had raised over $14 billion. In just two years, the entire market had accrued almost 140x the total amount gathered in the three years prior; the demand was inconceivable, and nothing was going to stop it – until something did.

BitPay Gets the Boot as the Hong Kong Free Press Switches to BTCPay

Crypto payment processor BitPay received the cold shoulder from the Hong Kong free press (HKFP) today as it switched to receiving bitcoin donations from BitPay’s rival, BTCPay. 

Alleged ETH Ponzi Scheme FairWin May Have Snuck Off With User Funds

A seemingly popular gambling game on the Ethereum network known as FairWin is showing up empty just days after allegations arose of Ponzi-like behavior.

Crypto Exchange Behemoths Band Together to Classify Cryptocurrencies

The opaque nature of cryptocurrency classification may soon become more transparent as crypto exchanges such as a Coinbase and Kraken have developed a system to determine the security status’ of cryptocurrencies.

Parity Dev Admits Neglecting Ethereum in Favor of Polkadot

Parity Technologies, one of the largest ethereum clients, has come under friendly fire as the community accuses the firm of neglecting ethereum in favor of upcoming blockchain, Polkadot.

Crypto Market Saturation Could Be a ‘Good Thing’, Says BitGo’s CTO

Since Bitcoin’s emergence in 2009, the sheer myriad of cryptocurrencies available has continued to proliferate. While some believe this saturation is negative for the mass adoption of cryptocurrency, Bitgo’s CTO, Benedict Chan, thinks it could be good for the market. 

Browser Extentions Are Trying to Steal Your Bitcoin, Says Casa CEO

Casa CEO, Jeremy Welch has expressed concerns about, malicious browser extensions, noting that some may pose a risk to users bitcoin holdings. 

CME Looks to Double Bitcoin Futures Limit, but Is This Wise?

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has a new request for its regulator as it looks to double open position limits on bitcoin futures contracts in the face of significant interest.

Meet BOB: PundiXs New Blockchain Phone

BOB, or “Blok on Blok,” is PundiX’s new blockchain-powered phone which will run entirely on Function X – the firm’s bespoke blockchain. PundiX, which set itself up as a blockchain point of sales solution, unveiled BOB at the IFA 2019, in Berlin this week.

Further Scrutiny for Facebooks Libra As Money Laundering Regulators Zone In

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) AKA the world’s Money Laundering watchdog has announced its intention to keep a sharp eye on Facebook’s emerging cryptocurrency Libra. 

Swift Underestimates Crypto, Calls It ‘Useless and Unstable’

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) the world’s most widely used interbank system has dashed cryptocurrency in a recent briefing.

China Loads Up on Tons of Gold, but Why Not Bitcoin?

China has loaded up its reserves with almost 100 tonnes of gold since it started buying back in December 2018. It’s no coincidence this accumulation of bullion arrives at a time where the economic uncertainties are rife; for China, many of these uncertainties are centered around their own economy.

Bitcoin Whale Transfers $1 Billion in BTC for a Mere $700 Fee

A Goliath transfer of $1 billion in bitcoin was transferred today. Luckily the transaction was caught by the ever-vigilant, Whale Alert — a Twitter account responsible for the signaling of whale movements within the crypto ecosystem. 

Bitcoin Dominance May Retrace to 5060% Range, Says Binance Research

In their latest paper, Binance Research has proposed that bitcoin’s (BTC) dominion over the cryptocurrency market may soon subside. According to the report, BTC dominance will potentially retrace to the “50-60% range.”

Bitfinex Upgrade Adds 100x Leverage for Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex has finally launched its margin trading system, allowing users to wager on the price of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) with up to 100x leverage.

Search Interest for Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Boris and Brexit, Google Trends Shows

Despite the looming possibility of a no-deal Brexit and with most of the UK up in arms about the prorogation of parliament by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ‘bitcoin’ is trending head of both ‘Brexit’ and ‘Boris’ in Google Trends.

Are CME Futures Manipulating the Price of Bitcoin?

There appears to be a link between the expiry dates within CME bitcoin futures contracts and the falling price of bitcoin, but Is this foul play, or simple coincidence?

Chinas Cryptocurrency May Increase Potential ‘Risks and Abuses to Financial Privacy, Says Binance Research

A new report from Binance’s research arm has examined the anticipated features of China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), revealing that the proposed cryptocurrency isn’t as anonymous as advertised, and may even pose a risk to individual financial privacy.  

Bitcoin Could Have a ‘7% Probability’ of Reaching $20,000 by Year End, Data Suggests

According to data relayed by cryptocurrency analytics company, Skew, despite bullish calls to the contrary, bitcoin (BTC) may not surpass its previous all-time high of $20,000 before the end of 2019.

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