Will Heasman

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 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: PundiX’s 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 Facebook’s 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 ‘50–60% 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?

China’s 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.