Malta. Crypto Regulations That Made Blockchain Island Flourish ( 02/23/2020 - 8:21am
Malta was one of the first jurisdictions to regulate cryptocurrencies and things worked out well. Find out why.
Altcoins, Blockchain, Crypto,,, Malta
Is CNBC Right in ‘Pumping Bitcoin’ Instead of Gold at the Moment? ( 02/23/2020 - 6:22am
Recently, famous gold bug and Bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff complained to CNBC for focusing more on Bitcoin than gold.
Bitcoin,,, Gold, Important People, Precious Metals
Redditor Shares Experience Losing 110 LTC From Compromised Wallet Software ( 02/22/2020 - 3:20pm
A Reddit user has shared their experience of losing 110 LTC after entering their seed passphrases into a compromised version of the Electrum wallet.
Altcoins,,, Electrum, Seed, Wallet
Million-Dollar Crypto Money Laundering Investigation Leads to Two Arrests ( 02/22/2020 - 12:21pm
The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) has arrested two individuals amid an ongoing cryptocurrency money-laundering investigation.
Crypto, Cryptocurrency,,, Laundering
The Swiss Warm to Crypto Investments ( 02/22/2020 - 8:21am
According to a survey, a growing proportion of Swiss residents are actively invested or looking to invest in cryptocurrencies.
Altcoins, Crypto,,
Former CFTC Chair Giancarlo Calls for Digital Dollar ( 02/22/2020 - 5:20am
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.
Banking Cartel, China,,, Digital Currency
Crypto-Backed Virtual World Decentraland Goes Live ( 02/22/2020 - 4:20am
Cryptocurrency-backed virtual world Decentraland has made its official launch, generating more than $1 million in traded assets over the last ten days.
Crypto, Cryptocurrency,,, Decentraland
Ripple’s Xpring Building Interoperability Bridges Between XRP and ETH ( 02/21/2020 - 2:21pm
Ripple's investment and development arm Xpring is committed to building interoperability bridges between XRP and Ethereum.,, Ethereum, Ripple, XRP
E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association in Bid to ‘Improve Commerce’ ( 02/21/2020 - 12:21pm
Shopify, a Canada-based e-commerce giant that has reportedly helped over 1 million businesses launch their own stores, has joined the Facebook-led Libra Association.
Canada,,, Facebook, Libra
Binance ‘Is Not Authorized' to Operate in Malta, Says Country's Financial Watchdog ( 02/21/2020 - 11:30am
Malta’s financial watchdog, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), has issued a statement claiming leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance is “not authorized” to operate in the country.
Binance, Binance, Cryptocurrency,,, Exchange, Malta
Bitcoin Bullish Under Microscope, Mixed in Macro View — Price Analysis ( 02/21/2020 - 9:55am
Days of chop are shaking the Bitcoin market, but this is likely to end soon. There are cases for both bullish and bearish MTF – it simply isn’t clear.
Bitcoin,,, Market
Bitcoin Won't Hit $100,000 in the Next Bull Run, Analysts Predict ( 02/21/2020 - 9:21am
Two popular cryptocurrency analysts have weighed in on the price of the flagship cryptocurrency bitcoin and made it clear they believe BTC won’t hit $100,000 in the next bull run.
Bitcoin, Bull, Cryptocurrency,,
Markets Still Looking Healthy Despite Red Week — Price Analysis ( 02/21/2020 - 8:05am
A week of correction from the 2020 surge is being handled with steadiness. Although there is been a break in the risk-on trend of the last month or so, the longer term trend seems clear; and Bitcoin longers have no been shaken out during this week’s selling.
Bitcoin, Correction,,
Sweden's Central Bank Starts Testing Its Central Bank Digital Currency ‘E-Krona’ ( 02/21/2020 - 7:21am
Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, is reportedly starting to test its own central bank digital currency, the e-krona, in a bid to determine its potential use.
Banking Cartel,,, Digital Currency, Sweden
Norwegian Air Could Soon Start Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments ( 02/21/2020 - 5:55am
Norwegian Air, one of the largest airlines in Europe, is set to soon start accepting cryptocurrency payments for tickets.
XRP Retracement Still Safely Within Limits, Possibly Finding Support — Price Analysis ( 02/21/2020 - 5:19am
Some signs of strength on the low timeframes make this troublesome altcoin worth watching right now.
Altcoin, Altcoin, Altcoins,,, XRP
Researchers Publish Vulnerability Locking Bitcoin Lightning Channels for Just 0.25 BTC ( 02/20/2020 - 2:50pm
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.
Bitcoin,,, Lightning Network, Lightning Network, Network
Binance CEO Claims Halving Not Priced into Bitcoin ( 02/20/2020 - 12:50pm
Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao says the price of May's block reward reduction has yet to be priced into bitcoin.
Binance, Binance, Bitcoin, Block, Block Reward, CEO,,, Halving, Important People
Fortress Investment Group Raises Buyout Offer to Mt Gox Creditors to $1,300 per BTC ( 02/20/2020 - 10:51am
New York-based private equity firm Fortress Investment Group has raised its offer to purchase creditor claims from the now-defunct Mt. Gox exchange.
Bitcoin Exchanges,,, Exchange, Mt. Gox, United States
Brazil's Central Bank Announces Near-Instant Payment System as Response to Bitcoin ( 02/20/2020 - 9:21am
Brazil’s central bank has announced in São Paulo de launch of PIX, a new near-instant payment system that’ll allow for peer-to-peer payments to be processed in up to 10 seconds in response to bitcoin.
Banking Cartel, Bitcoin, Brazil,,
Ethereum Double Top Rejected as Market Slides — Price Analysis ( 02/20/2020 - 8:56am
Ethereum double topped yesterday, perfectly set up for a short target, the leading altcoin dumped right on schedule. It now seems like a MTF downtrend is at hand, which we can view as healthy overall.
Altcoin, Altcoin, Altcoins,,, Ethereum, Market, Short
VC Tim Draper Bought 1 Million ANT Tokens to Join Aragon’s Governance Structure ( 02/20/2020 - 7:55am
Tim Draper, the venture capitalist who won the Silk Road bitcoin auction, has reportedly bought 1 million ANT tokens, worth over $800,000 at press time, to join Aragon’s governance structure.
Aragon, Bitcoin,,, Dark Web, Silk Road
Morgan Creek Capital CEO: Bitcoin Is How You Can Opt Out of the 'Fiat Fiasco' ( 02/20/2020 - 5:41am
On Wednesday (February 19), Mark Yusko, the Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, talked about why Bitcoin is performing so well and why it should continue to do well in the future.
Bitcoin, CEO,,, Fiat, Important People
Bitcoin Market Gets Choppy as Bears Push Back — Price Analysis ( 02/20/2020 - 5:22am
Bitcoin has reversed down and broken its uptrend. A less modest retracement now seems likely, unless another surprise reversal comes in very soon. Some consolidation would be good for Bitcoin and the markets in general.
Bitcoin,,, Market
Binance America (Binance.US) Is Listing Zilliqa (ZIL) ( 02/20/2020 - 4:01am
Binance America (aka Binance.US), Binance's trading platform for its customers in the U.S., announced at 02:00 UTC on Thursday (February 20) that it has added support for another cryptoasset: Zilliqa (ZIL).
Binance, Binance,,, Platform, Zilliqa
Bitcoin Drops Below $10K After a 7.5% Flash Crash ( 02/20/2020 - 3:15am
Around 21:00 UTC on Wednesday (February 19), Bitcoin suffered a 7.5% flash crash, dropping almost $800 in just 45 minutes.
Bitcoin,,, Flash
Irish Drug Dealer Forced to Surrender €52 Million in Bitcoin to Authorities ( 02/19/2020 - 5:21pm
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.
Coinbase Becomes First 'Pure' Crypto Firm to Become Visa Principal Member ( 02/19/2020 - 1:55pm
San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has become the first “pure” cryptocurrency firm to become a Visa principal member.
Coinbase, Coinbase, Crypto, Cryptocurrency,,, Exchange, Pure
Is Peter Schiff Saying Bitcoin Halving Is a Case of Buy on Rumor and Sell on News? ( 02/19/2020 - 12:07pm
On Wednesday (February 19), famous gold bug and Bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff talked about Bitcoin's next block mining reward halving.
Bitcoin, Block, Case,,, Gold, Halving, Important People, Mining, Mining Reward, Precious Metals
Justin Sun Offering FCoin Users 1000 BTT to Join Poloniex ( 02/19/2020 - 11:21am
TRON founder Justin Sun has offered 1000 BTT to former users of defunct crypto exchange Fcoin who transition to Poloniex.
Crypto,,, Exchange, FCoin, FCoin, Poloniex, Poloniex, TRON
BNB Well Set Up to Resume Uptrend, If Market Approves — Price Analysis ( 02/19/2020 - 10:53am
ETH’s chart has been behaving as well as a sheepdog for the past few weeks. The altcoin looks stable and ready to take off the market swings that way.
Altcoin, Altcoin, Altcoins,,, Market
Clear Warning Signs Show Up on Ethereum’s Chart — Price Analysis ( 02/19/2020 - 8:22am
Ethereum is screeching to a halt in after its bounce off some regional lows, but it is not quite safe. Bearish indicators are flashing danger, and ETH needs to clear some levels sooner than later.,, Danger, Ethereum
South Korean Startup That Raised 29,000 ETH via ICO Is Shutting Down ( 02/19/2020 - 7:50am
Contents Protocol Team, a South Korean cryptocurrency startup that raised over 29,300 ether via an initial coin offering (ICO) and a private token sale in 2018, is shutting down and refunding its investors.
Coin, Cryptocurrency,,, Ether, ICO, Initial Coin Offering (ICO), Protocol, Startup, Token
Bitcoin Still Holding Its Medium Uptrend as Golden Cross Crosses — Price Analysis ( 02/19/2020 - 7:21am
Bitcoin’s medium trend is getting weaker, but it is holding well above $10k after yesterday’s strong bounce back into safe territory. Meanwhile, the golden cross completes.
Binance Futures Launching Perpetual Contract for QTUM ( 02/19/2020 - 7:11am
On Wednesday (February 19), digital asset exchange Binance announced that its futures trading platform, Binance Futures, which went live in September 2019, is launching a perpetual contract for Qtum (QTUM).
Binance, Binance,,, Exchange, Futures, Platform, Qtum
IRS to Host Summit to Discuss its Cryptocurrency Taxing Approach With Crypto Firms ( 02/19/2020 - 5:30am
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has reportedly invited a number of cryptocurrency startups to a summit that’s set to be held on March 3.
Crypto, Cryptocurrency,,
Tom Lee: ‘In the Long Term’ Bitcoin Could Achieve ‘100x Increase in Price’ ( 02/19/2020 - 3:36am
On Tuesday (February 18), Tom Lee, Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, gave an interview during which he delivered his most bullish ever outlook on Bitcoin.
Bitcoin,,, Important People, Long
Bitcoin Ransomware Targeting Google Adsense Users ( 02/18/2020 - 5:20pm
A new email-based crypto ransomware scam is targeting website owners using Google's adsense.
Bitcoin, Crypto,,, Hackers, Scam
CEO Brad Garlinghouse Envisions Ripple as Amazon in Five Years ( 02/18/2020 - 2:50pm
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.
CEO,,, Important People, Mainstream Media, Ripple, XRP
U.S. Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg Proposes Clearer Crypto Regulations ( 02/18/2020 - 1:36pm
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire behind the Bloomberg Terminal and a U.S. Presidential Candidate, has proposed the creation of a “clear” regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.
Altcoins, Crypto,,
Decentralized Finance Is 'Worst of Both Worlds' Says Litecoin's Charlie Lee ( 02/18/2020 - 12:50pm
Litecoin creator Charlie Lee has criticized the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, calling it the “worst of both worlds” shortly after a DeFi protocol was exploited via a flash loan.
Altcoins,,, Decentralized, Flash, Litecoin, Protocol
ChainLink Double All-Time-Highs, Nearly At Price Discovery — Price Analysis ( 02/18/2020 - 11:50am
In early 2020 altcoin surge, LINK went ballistic and set new all-time-highs on both charts. Now, in a period of likely retracement, we look to see how well LINK holds those gains – in anticipation for further moves up
Altcoin, Altcoin, Altcoins, Chainlink,,, Gains
Max Keiser Raises Bitcoin Prediction to $400,000 ( 02/18/2020 - 10:55am
TV host and bitcoin bull Max Keiser has upped his prediction for the price of BTC to $400,000.
Bitcoin, Bull,,, Important People
BAT Still Stuck Under Important Levels, But Strength Growing — Price Analysis ( 02/18/2020 - 9:21am
BAT hasn’t pumped quite as hard as some other altcoins in recent weeks, despite being a proven contender during past rallies. But the HTF indicators are looking bright.
Derivatives Exchange Deribit Adds Daily Ether Options to Its Offering ( 02/18/2020 - 8:21am
Leading digital asset margin trading platform Deribit has announced it added daily ether options contracts to its offering.,, Deribit, Ether, Exchange, Margin Trading, Platform
Defi Protocol Bzx Suffers Second Attack as Flash Loan Nets Hackers $630,000 in ETH ( 02/18/2020 - 6:31am
Decentralized finance (DeFI) protocol bZx has suffered a second attack, with a hacker this time making over $630,000 worth of ether thanks to a flash loan that manipulated the price of sUSD.,, Decentralized, Ether, Flash, Hackers, Nets, Protocol, sUSD
Two Brazilian Crypto Exchanges Close Following Change in Tax Laws ( 02/17/2020 - 5:20pm
Two Brazilian exchanges have been forced to close following the passage of strict new regulation requiring companies to track all transactions made with cryptocurrency.
Change, Close, Crypto, Cryptocurrency,,
Bahamas Digital Sand Dollar Expanding to All Islands in Q2 2020 ( 02/17/2020 - 3:20pm
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.
Bahamas, Banking Cartel,,, Digital Currency
Bitcoin Below $10K: Crypto Analyst PlanB Says 'Ignore the Noise, Focus on the Signal' ( 02/17/2020 - 1:38pm
On Monday (February 17), as Bitcoin continued its fall below $10,000, pseudonymous analyst "PlanB" advised his followers to keep their eyes on the big picture.
Bitcoin, Crypto,,, Pseudonymous
Trans-Fee Mining Crypto Exchange 'FCoin' Insolvent After Mistakenly Being Too Generous ( 02/17/2020 - 12:51pm
One of the first cryptocurrency exchanges to adopt the controversial trans-fee mining (TFM) model, which has been called a “disguised ICO” has paused trading and withdrawals over a shortage of crypto worth up to $130 million.
Crypto, Cryptocurrency,,, Exchange, FCoin, FCoin, ICO, Mining
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