News.Bitcoin.com Lead Writer Jamie Redman Named One of the Best Crypto Bloggers
Lead Writer at News.Bitcoin.com, Jamie Redman has made Redeeem.com’s list of twelve influential go-to crypto bloggers. Redeeem says the list comprises names behind some of the most informative crypto news articles. In its citation, Redeeem says Jamie Redman, who is … read more.
Ethereum’s 2020 Defi Boom Doubles Active Ether Addresses, But Fees Skyrocket
The number of active Ethereum addresses has grown aggressively in 2020 because of the decentralized finance (defi) boom. Active Ethereum addresses doubled in size leaving networks like Tron, Cardano, and EOS in the dust. There’s a lot happening in the … read more.
China’s Supreme Court Recommends Increasing Crypto Property Rights Protection
The supreme court of China has recommended increasing the legal protection of property rights, including digital currency ownership rights. The recommendations also focus on solving issues such as “the use of public power to infringe private property rights, illegal seizures, … read more.
South Korea to Charge 20% Tax on Bitcoin Profits Under New Law
South Korea will now tax profits made from buying and selling of cryptocurrency at 20% after the government agreed to the decision on Wednesday. The decision was reached after months of debate. According to a taxation policy amendment notice released … read more.
US Regulator Green-Lights Banks for Cryptocurrency Custody Services
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has clarified that national banks and federal savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers. The OCC sees banks providing crypto custody services as “a modern form of traditional bank … read more.
New Russian Law Bans Bitcoin Payments for Goods and Services
Russian lawmakers have passed a bill that gives legal status to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin – but bans them from being used to pay for goods and services. Legislators approved the Digital Financial Assets (DFA) bill on July 22 after … read more.
Coinbase Processed $500,000 in Bitcoin Payments That Helped Ex-Nissan Chairman Flee Japan
Coinbase processed $500,000 in bitcoin payments that aided the dramatic escape of former Nissan Motor Co. chairman Carlos Ghosn from Japan, according to Bloomberg. In December, two Americans used a box to smuggle Ghosn out of the Asian country, where … read more.
Veteran Analyst Peter Brandt Scorns ‘XRP’s Bag Holder,’ Compares Ripple to the Fed
Veteran trader Peter Brandt knocked the digital currency XRP on Thursday and compared the crypto token company Ripple to the U.S. Federal Reserve. Brandt said he believes the company behind the coin will double the token supply, and he doesn’t … read more.
Bitcoin Suisse Completes a $48 Million Series A Financing Round
Swiss crypto financial services provider, Bitcoin Suisse completes its first financing round of $ 48 million (CHF 45 million). The completed Series A financing round now has Bitcoin Suisse’s 2019 pro forma equity totaling around $108 million. The financing round … read more.
How Billion-Dollar Crypto Scams Lure Victims
In the past week, reports emerged that some key members of the Onecoin scam were found dead in Mexico. According to reports, the two Oscar Brito Ibarra and Ignacio Ibarra may have been kidnapped and murdered but the motives behind … read more.
Us Federal Court Ruling — Bitcoin Is a Form of Money
A US Federal Court said Friday that bitcoin is a form of money covered under the Washington D.C., Money Transmitters Act (MTA). The court made this conclusion as it denied a motion to dismiss criminal charges against Larry Dean Harmon, … read more.
Leadership Feud at Bitmain: 10,000 Antminers Go Missing in Inner Mongolia
Reports detail that 10,000 Antiminers have been allegedly stolen from a Bitmain facility in China. Sources say that the missing mining rigs concern the ongoing power struggle between Bitmain cofounders Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan. Back in mid-June news.Bitcoin.com reported … read more.
1,000 People Had Access to Twitter ‘God Mode’ — 130 Accounts Targeted by Hackers
More than 1,000 Twitter employees and contractors reportedly had access to Twitter’s “God mode” earlier this year, before the recent large-scale hack that saw many high-profile accounts tweet about a bitcoin giveaway. Twitter has confirmed that 130 accounts were targeted, … read more.
Chess Grandmaster Kasparov: Bitcoin Empowers the Public and Protects Dissidents
Russian human rights campaigner and chess supremo Gary Kasparov has said that the current economic crisis, which has led to unconventional monetary policy, will drive people towards bitcoin. Bitcoin’s finite supply compares favorably to agenda-driven printing of money by governments, … read more.
ESPN Announces Online Gaming That Allows Bitcoin Deposits and Withdrawals
ESPN Global has announced the launch of a blockchain-powered gaming platform, which will allow competitors to deposit and withdraw using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies through Cryptopay. The platform is also integrating an online treasure hunt, Satoshi’s Treasure, with $1 million … read more.
Exploring Decentraland: A Review of the Virtual World Built on Ethereum
During the last two weeks, I’ve been roaming around the virtual world Decentraland in order to get some perspective on the platform supported by the Ethereum Blockchain. The following is a review of my experience in Decentraland and observing all … read more.
Hyperinflation Hits Lebanon: Food Prices Soar 200%, Biggest Crisis Since Civil War
Lebanon has entered hyperinflation, the first country in the Middle East and North Africa to do so. With a 462% annual inflation rate and food prices rising by almost 200% this month, Lebanon has joined Venezuela in hyperinflating. Meanwhile, the … read more.
Live-Streaming Service Twitch Gives Subscribers 10% Discount if They Pay With Cryptocurrency
The live-streaming service Twitch is now offering a 10% subscription discount for people who register with cryptocurrency. The new offer from Twitch leverages the Bitpay payment processor, as this is the first crypto-based discount promotion from a company of this … read more.
Cyclebit Empowers Retailers to Accept Crypto Payments In-Store, Online and On-The-Go
Cyclebit is a crypto payment processor that allows merchants to easily accept digital assets payments anywhere, in both offline and online environments. It is a global company already established in Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Southeast Asia. Cyclebit currently supports … read more.
3iq Files IPO for Ether Fund to Trade on Canadian Stock Exchange
3iq has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of its Ether Fund in Canada. The Canadian fund manager’s Bitcoin Fund is already trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Ether Fund has been preliminarily green-lighted by a Canadian regulator. … read more.
Market Update: Cryptocurrency and Gold Markets Fueled by Failing Global Economy
The cryptocurrency economy has spiked significantly on July 26 into the overnight trading sessions capturing over $300 billion in value. Bitcoin is trading above the $10,360 zone while ethereum is swapping for $321 per coin. Meanwhile, the precious metals gold … read more.
29 Cryptocurrencies Delisted on Liquid Exchange to Comply With Singapore’s FATF Crypto Regulation
A major Japanese cryptocurrency exchange, Liquid, has delisted 29 cryptocurrencies to comply with the crypto regulation in Singapore in an effort to become a licensed crypto exchange operator in the country. Singapore has been enhancing its crypto regulation in line … read more.
Americans to Buy Bitcoin With Their Second Stimulus Checks After Initial Investment Turned in 50% Profit
U.S. investors may be planning to use their second $1,200 stimulus money to buy bitcoin – again. The U.S. government is, on Monday, expected to approve plans for this second payout, White House officials have confirmed. The bailout is intended … read more.
Bitcoin Fees Skyrocket 590% Since Mid-June – Supporters Think Mempool Size Is ‘Bullish’
Bitcoin fees have grown much larger in recent days spiking to a two-month high to $3.80 per network transaction. The crypto asset’s fees have jumped 590% since June 14 and the mempool (transaction backlog) has grown significantly. Digital currency markets … read more.
Hackers Transfer $28 Million Worth of Bitcoin from 2016 Bitfinex Breach
Around 2,500 stolen bitcoins ($28 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex breach were transferred from the hacker’s wallet on Monday. The last time the Bitfinex hackers moved funds from the hack four years ago, they moved around $5 million worth of … read more.
Ignorance and Greed Sustain Cryptocurrency Scams in Nigeria
Nigeria is not only Africa’s biggest cryptocurrency market but is also a leading adopter of digital currencies globally. Official figures show the country is well ahead of fellow African countries. Citizens of the West African state use cryptocurrencies for cross … read more.
Goldman Sachs Warns US Dollar Risks Losing World Reserve Currency Status, Gold and Bitcoin Soar
Goldman Sachs has warned that the U.S. dollar may lose its status as the world’s reserve currency. The investment bank is bullish on gold as fears over governments debasing their fiat currencies grow and real interest rates are pushed to … read more.