Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Drops Below 80% as Audit Controversy Lingers On
The total volume of stablecoins in circulation is closing in on the $20 billion mark, while the market-leading coin, USDT’s share of the total circulating supply continues to shrink, data from Coinmetrics shows. According to the data, USDT now accounts … read more.
New Zealand Tax Agency Asks Crypto Firms to Hand Over Clients’ Personal Data
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand has requested that crypto companies in the country hand over their customers’ personal details, cryptocurrency asset values as well as the type of asset held. According to a September 28 report by … read more.
US Senate Candidate Is a Hodler, Sees Bitcoin as Alternative Store of Value to US Dollar
US Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis is pro-bitcoin. She bought her first bitcoin during her time in Congress. Now she calls herself a hodler and sees the cryptocurrency as a viable alternative store of value to the US dollar. Bitcoin Advocate … read more.
Uniswap Captures $2 Billion Locked, Dex Volume Outpaces Second-Largest Centralized Exchange
The decentralized exchange (dex) built on Ethereum, Uniswap has accumulated a whopping $2 billion in total value locked (TVL) this week. Tuesday’s data shows out of all the decentralized finance (defi) application’s Uniswap dominates the $11 billion landscape by over … read more.
Devere Group CEO Predicts Bitcoin Can Replace Gold as Top Safe-Haven Within a Generation
A few weeks ago, Devere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green said that he believed the U.S. election would bolster the price of bitcoin. Speaking with the financial broadcast MoneyFM on Monday, Green said he also believes that bitcoin will … read more.
JPMorgan Admits Fraud, Agrees to Billion Dollar Settlement for Illegal Trading
JPMorgan Chase has admitted to fraud charges and agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm has agreed to pay nearly a billion dollars in penalties … read more.
American Economist Stephen Roach: ‘U.S. Dollar in the Early Stages of Sharp Decent’
American economist and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Stephen Roach said on Sunday that he believes the U.S. dollar will “crash faster and harder.” Roach said similar statements during an interview back in June, and his latest commentary stresses … read more.
Onecoin Victims Join Petition Seeking Establishment of Crypto Fraud Compensation Fund
Onecoin victims have joined a consortium that wants the European Parliament to consider a petition seeking the establishment of a compensation fund. The envisioned EU-administered fund will function as an insurance kitty for current and future victims of all crypto … read more.
Venezuela To Start Using Cryptocurrency in Global Trade in Efforts To Fend off U.S. Sanctions
Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro says the country is to start using cryptocurrency in both domestic and global trade, as part of efforts to neutralize crippling U.S. economic sanctions. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Sept. 29, Maduro revealed that the … read more.
Bitcoin Posts a 66-Day Consecutive Streak Above the $10K Price Range
The Bitcoin network has achieved a few new milestones during the last week, as the price has remained above the $10k range for a record 66 consecutive days. Meanwhile, the network has surpassed 18.5 million bitcoin issued, as the global … read more.
Cryptocurrency Exchange Operator Diginex Begins Trading on Nasdaq
Cryptocurrency exchange operator Diginex has announced the start of its listing and trading on Nasdaq. Digital assets financial services company Diginex Limited announced on Thursday that it has completed a business transaction with 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp., a Nasdaq-listed special … read more.
Bitmex Charged With US Rules Violations — Owners Face Criminal Charges, Prison
Cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform Bitmex has been charged with illegally operating in the U.S. Concurrently, its executives, including CEO Arthur Hayes, have been charged with violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and are facing prison sentences. One of the Bitmex … read more.
Open Interest on Bitmex Drops 16%: Investors Withdraw 37,000 BTC in Less Than 24 Hours
Data from Arcane Research shows that open interest on Bitmex’s bitcoin derivatives market touched a new low of 45,122 BTC on October 1. The figure represents a 16% drop since the CFTC announced charges against Bitmex and its executives for … read more.
Chainalysis and Integra Win $1.25 Million IRS Contract to Break Monero
Crypto intelligence firm Chainalysis and data forensics company Integra Fec have won a combined $1.25 million contract to provide tools that break the privacy-focused coin, monero, for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Floated early September, the one-year contract specifically … read more.
Venezuela’s State-Run ‘Defi’ Crypto Exchange Goes Live After Maduro’s Anti-Blockade Speech
Decentralized finance (defi) is allegedly coming to Venezuela after a recent decree from Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. The government recently introduced a defi platform called BDVE that purportedly provides Venezuelan citizens with the … read more.
Stacking Satoshis: Leveraging Defi Applications to Earn More Bitcoin
As decentralized finance (defi) has become more popular, digital currency proponents are making money off of more than 140 yield-bearing cryptocurrencies. While most of the defi ecosystem revolves around the Ethereum network, a number of people leverage these defi applications … read more.
Zimbabwe’s Stock Exchange Open to Crypto Listing Subject to ‘Regulatory Approval’
Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) CEO Justin Bgoni says its recently licensed subsidiary, the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange is open to listing bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, according to local media reports, any such listings are still dependent on the digital … read more.
Crypto Exchange Coinbase Hands Over Customer Data to UK Tax Authority
Coinbase is handing over customer data to the British tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The measure affects customers with a U.K. address who received more than £5,000 ($6,450) worth of cryptocurrency during the 2019/20 tax year. On … read more.
Abkhazia Lifts Two-Year Ban on Bitcoin Mining, Moves to Regulate the Sector
Abkhazia, the self-governing but disputed territory of just 245,000 people sandwiched between Russia and Georgia, has lifted its two-year ban on cryptocurrency mining. The ban came into effect in December 2018 after a surge in mining activity left the region … read more.
Interest in Bitcoin Soars in Egypt Amid Economic Crisis and Unemployment
A growing number of Egyptians are reportedly turning to bitcoin amid rising unemployment and the economic crisis. An Egyptian bitcoin community is seeing a huge spike in the number of members interested in bitcoin mining and trading. Egyptians Increasingly Attracted … read more.
All Currencies Will Be Pegged to Bitcoin, Says ‘Price of Tomorrow’ Author Jeff Booth
Entrepreneur and popular author Jeff Booth has predicted a grim future for fiat currencies, expecting them to fail as central banks keep printing money. Foreseeing an unavoidable, severe depression and banking failure, he believes bitcoin will become the world’s reserve … read more.
Kucoin CEO Says Exchange Hack Suspects ‘Found,’ $204 Million Recovered
According to the Kucoin exchange CEO Johnny Lyu, the trading platform has recovered $204 million in crypto assets since October 1. The exchange executive says the hacking suspects have been “found” and the “police are officially involved” in order to … read more.
ETH Volumes Top $119.5 Billion in Q3: High-Risk Dapps Dominate Tron Network
A recent report says total Dapps transaction volumes reached $125 Billion in Q3 2020, a figure which is $113 billion higher than in Q2 2020. From these volumes, the Ethereum blockchain accounts for 96% or $119.5 billion of the total … read more.
Former EU Parliament Member Godfrey Bloom Who Calls Banking System a Scam Bought His First Bitcoin
Former Member of the European Parliament Godfrey Bloom has bought his first bitcoin. The British politician is famed for numerous controversial views, such as calling the entire banking system a scam and the state an institution of theft. Godfrey Bloom … read more.
While Darknet Users Search for New Markets, Global Law Enforcement Reveals Mass Arrests
During the last month since the fall of Empire Market, darknet market (DNM) patrons have been migrating to alternative markets. Meanwhile, global law enforcement recently arrested 179 individuals tied to DNMs and seized over $6.5 million in cryptocurrency and cash … read more.
Crypto for Congress: Bitcoin Sent to All Congress Members’ Campaigns
The Crypto for Congress initiative has launched. All members of Congress will be given bitcoin as campaign contributions to help them learn about cryptocurrency. The initiative is supported by Congressional Blockchain Caucus members, including pro-crypto Representatives Darren Soto and Tom … read more.
$9 Trillion in Stimulus Injections: The Fed’s 2020 Pump Eclipses Two Centuries of USD Creation
Since September 2019, research shows the Federal Reserve has pumped over $9 trillion to primary dealers by leveraging enormous emergency repo operations. A recently published investigative report shows the U.S. central bank submits the daily loan tally, but the Fed … read more.
Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity
The Bitcoin network has recently crossed over the 18.5 million mark, as far as the number of bitcoins currently minted into circulation. However, even though over 18 million coins have been minted to-date there’s a number of different elements that … read more.
Ethereum Transaction Fees Fall 82%, as Defi Hype Eases
The average cost of sending a transaction over the Ethereum blockchain has fallen by 82% from a September 2 peak of $11.61, down to $2.09 as of October 4. The decline may be the result of a slow down in … read more.
John McAfee Arrested, Indicted for $23 Million Illegal Crypto Pumping and Tax Evasion in US
John McAfee has been arrested and indicted for tax evasion, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. The cybersecurity entrepreneur has also been charged with fraudulently pumping cryptocurrencies by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. McAfee Fraudulently Pumped Tokens The U.S. … read more.