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.
EU Leaders Approve $2.1 Trillion Budget, US Lawmakers Expect Another Round of Covid-19 Relief Money
The world’s bureaucrats have been on a money creation spree and on July 21, the European Union approved an unprecedented $2.1 trillion coronavirus relief budget. Additionally, American leaders are in the midst of approving a new stimulus relief act amid … 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.
Stablecoin Tether Set to Eclipse Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Value
The most dominant stablecoin in the cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen some competition during the last few years, but the token tether has remained king in the face of rivalry. Just recently, a “Q2’20 review” published by the digital currency data … 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.
US Takes Down $25 Million Bitcoin ATM Operation, Seizes 17 Machines
The U.S. government has taken down a $25 million bitcoin ATM operation and seized 17 machines along with some cryptocurrencies. The Department of Justice says the man behind this unlicensed bitcoin ATM operation has agreed to plead guilty and is … read more.
Crypto Race Heats Up: Bitcoin’s Dominance Ratio Drops to Lowest Level in 12 Months
The largest digital asset by market capitalization, bitcoin has lost a significant share of market dominance during the last few weeks. Bitcoin’s dominance ratio dropped to 61.5% on Thursday, after hovering around 66% for months on end. The last time … 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.
Crypto Scammers Steal $381 Million While Twitter Hackers Direct Funds to Mixers
Cryptocurrency related scams have taken a total of $381 million from victims so far this year. This figure makes crypto scams the largest category of cryptocurrency-related crimes so far in 2020. Chainalysis data still shows current figures are well below … 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.
Despite Stock Market Disaster Predictions, Bitcoin Markets Permeate Bullish Signals
A number of Wall Street veterans like Bear Traps Report author, Larry McDonald, think that markets might see some “disastrous and unimaginable” impacts in the near future. Another seasoned analyst, Larry Williams, believes the S&P 500 will shudder after July … 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.
J. A. McDonald: The Longest Running Case of Mass Hysteria
It is a mass delusion on an epic scale, beyond that of any known mental illness or fallacious belief. It is neither genetic nor viral nor bacterial, yet it has spread to each corner of the world and overtaken it. … 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.
New Coronavirus Relief Package Proposed With Second Round of Stimulus Checks for Americans
Republicans have proposed a new coronavirus relief package with a second round of stimulus check payments, a draft summary of the proposal confirms. According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the new package will be the “exact same proposal as last … 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.