Digital currency markets have climbed significantly in value all year long, despite the gloomy global economy and the aftermath of Covid-19 responses. Bitcoin prices have been hovering at values not seen since 2017, and the top crypto asset in terms … read more.
Venezuela is reportedly paying companies in allied countries, including Iran and Turkey, with bitcoin to mitigate the effects of U.S. sanctions on its economy. The Venezuelan government is also planning to increase bitcoin usage now that it has a dedicated … read more.
Citigroup has downgraded the Nasdaq-listed, pro-bitcoin Microstrategy to a “sell” rating after the company announced that it would offer $400 million convertible senior notes to buy more bitcoin. Microstrategy currently holds about 40,824 bitcoins. Citi Analyst Uncomfortable With Microstrategy’s ‘Disproportionate … read more.
On December 9, the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company, Marathon Patent Group, announced the firm is purchasing 10,000 Antminer S-19j Pro units from the Chinese mining manufacturer Bitmain. According to Marathon, after the acquisition of next-generation bitcoin miners, the company will … read more.
Fidelity Digital says it will allow institutional customers to pledge bitcoin as collateral against cash loans in partnership with Blockfi. The firm’s decision helps bitcoin investors turn their digital holdings into cash without selling. Fidelity’s targeted clients include hedge funds, … read more.
BBVA, the second-largest bank in Spain, has announced the launch of its bitcoin trading and custody service through its Swiss subsidiary. Beginning with bitcoin, BBVA plans to expand its services for other cryptocurrencies. BBVA Rolls Out Bitcoin Trading and Custody … read more.
DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, has officially announced the launch of several crypto services, including a crypto exchange. DBS’ crypto trading platform supports four fiat currencies and four cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. DBS Launches Bitcoin Services DBS officially announced … read more.
According to a study published by the blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, over 13% of all proceeds of crime in bitcoin (BTC) were laundered via privacy wallets in 2020, up from 2% from the figures posted in 2019. 13% of All … read more.
A South Florida federal district judge has sentenced Jose Angel Aman to 84 months in prison for his role in perpetrating a $25 million diamond Ponzi scheme. In addition, the judge ordered Aman to pay over $23 million in restitution … read more.
Argentina’s Senate approved an extraordinary one-time wealth tax to fight the coronavirus pandemic by seeking to boost government revenue and targeting millionaires with assets of more than 200 million pesos ($2.5 million). At the same time, the country still faces … read more.
According to onchain data analytics researchers, one of the founders of the company Ripple, Jed McCaleb allegedly sold 29.5 million XRP in a single day. McCaleb, an early cryptocurrency investor, and self-made entrepreneur is one of the richest men on … read more.
Twitch director and former CEO of Bebo Shaan Puri announced that he has put 25% of his net worth into bitcoin. He believes that bitcoin presents “a rare opportunity to front run a wave of institutional capital.” Shaan Puri Puts … read more.
The rise of bitcoin is hurting the gold market and may continue to do so for many years to come as institutional adoption grows, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co strategists. Led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, the strategists noted the declining … read more.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order compelling the country’s government workers to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings. The order stipulates that employees must submit details of where they bought the digital assets and the value thereof by June 30, … read more.
Ten years ago today, the pseudonymous programmer (or programmers) Satoshi Nakamoto logged into the forum bitcointalk.org one last time, and left the Bitcoin community for good. The day prior Nakamoto wrote a final message to the crypto community by offering … read more.
The cryptocurrency hardware wallet firm Ledger was hacked last June and over a million emails were exposed, according to reports from the company at the time. Months later, the hackers who obtained the Ledger data emailed clients, sent texts to … read more.
A cryptocurrency founder has been arrested and is facing up to 10 years imprisonment for tax evasion after running an exit scam. He allegedly made millions of dollars from his cryptocurrency and used an elaborate scheme to avoid paying taxes. … read more.
Morgan Stanley’s global strategist has made a case that bitcoin is making progress towards replacing the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency. “Do not assume that your traditional currencies are the only stores of value, or mediums of exchange, … read more.
Four U.S. lawmakers have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, warning of the risks of restricting the use of self-hosted cryptocurrency wallets. Their concerns follow reports that the Treasury Department may be on the verge of imposing such … read more.
In an apparent snub to Ripple, Thailand’s oldest bank, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is set to open a new cross border remittances corridor in partnership with Lightnet, a fintech company that uses the Stellar blockchain. SCB says the partnership opens … read more.
The cofounder of the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency, ethereum, warned about crypto wallet vulnerabilities, claiming the tools are not ready for widespread adoption and encouraged to open more discussions on security matters. Buterin Calls for More User-Friendly Crypto Wallets for Non-Technical … read more.
Microstrategy Inc. has raised $650 million from the sale of convertible senior notes so that it could buy more bitcoin. In a note to investors on Dec. 11, the business intelligence and mobile software firm said it completed the sale … read more.
Cleanspark Inc., a Nevada-based corporation, said Thursday that it is acquiring U.S. bitcoin miner ATL Data Centers for $19.4 million in a deal to be completely settled in shares. Cleanspark specializes in microgrid energy software. It claims that it can … read more.
During the first week of September, the world’s largest adult web portal Pornhub expanded its payment options by adding bitcoin and support for three other cryptocurrencies. However, after Mastercard and Visa severed ties with Pornhub last week, the company’s premium … read more.
Tipping internet users with cryptocurrency, particularly Bitcoin Cash, seems like a great way to spread adoption. The creator of one popular tipping tool is cooking up something brand new. Self-Serve Tipping It’s called Sharetip and I had the opportunity to … read more.
According to data, bitcoin balances on exchanges are shrinking a great deal and have dropped to levels not seen in two years. Arcane Research detailed that charts showing the number of bitcoin leaving exchanges has seen a sharp decline and … read more.
A major darknet marketplace, Sipulimarket, has been shut down and its assets, including bitcoin, were seized by Finnish Customs, in cooperation with Europol and the Polish police. Darknet Marketplace Shut Down, Bitcoin Seized Europol and Finnish Customs (Tulli) announced last … read more.
As the digital asset economy grows popular and a number of crypto companies become well known, copycat scammers appear in greater numbers. There are a number of websites that are clones of the official web page from companies that provide … read more.
Every single day the conversation about the Great Reset continues to amplify. More recently, mainstream media publications have been publishing rebuttals in response to the many skeptics of this agenda who believe the reboot propaganda is meant to install a … read more.
The French council of ministers has approved a series of new measures to combat the anonymity of cryptocurrency transactions. Anonymous accounts are banned at crypto exchanges which must now impose stricter know-your-customer requirements. France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says … read more.