Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar 550% in a Month, BCH, Dash Transactions Much Cheaper
The cost of sending a transaction over the Bitcoin network rose sharply over the past month, as the price of the top cryptocurrency climbed higher. According to latest data from Bitinfocharts, the average bitcoin (BTC) transaction fee soared by as … read more.
Passive Income via Digital Wealth: A Deep Dive Into Crypto Earning, Staking, Interest Bearing Accounts
During the last two years investment vehicles that allow crypto asset holders to gather yields have grown exponentially and anyone can make passive income with a number of avenues. Staking validators, decentralized finance (defi) lending services, and interest rate earning … read more.
High Fees Make BTC Less Appealing for Remittances in Africa: ‘Pray Blocks Happen Quickly’
Bitcoin trading volumes are on the rise on the African continent despite the ongoing concerns about the high network fees. Data shows peer to peer bitcoin trading platforms recorded spiked growth in volumes starting in April. This was the same … read more.
Bitcoin.com Wallet Reveals USDT Support – Users Can Swap and Store SLP-Based Tether
During the first week of July, Bitcoin.com’s Wallet added a number of new features including a portfolio breakdown and honestcoin (USDH) swapping abilities. With the latest update this week, Bitcoin.com Wallet users can now store the SLP-based stablecoin tether (USDT) … read more.
Markets.Bitcoin.Com Holds Fort as Coinmarketcap Temporarily Goes Offline
Coinmarketcap (CMC) temporarily went offline Thursday, August 13 and normal service only resumed some hours later, but not before inconveniencing a number of regular users. Crypto investors accustomed to CMC’s service scrambled to find reliable alternative sources of fresh market … read more.
US Federal Reserve Reveals Building a Digital Dollar Codebase With MIT
The U.S. central bank has been working on creating a digital dollar, according to a recently published transcript from Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard. On Thursday, she told participants attending “San Francisco’s Innovation Office Hours” webcast, that the Fed … read more.
Andreas Antonopoulos: Hex Team Offered Me 10 BTC to Speak Well of Their Token
Andreas Antonopoulos says he was offered 10 BTC for an interview with the objective to show that Hex is not a scam. The alleged offer comes as Hex proponents battle persistent Ponzi allegations. Antonopolous, an influential cryptocurrency advocate, also reveals … read more.
Flipstarter Campaign Aims to Raise Funds for Viral Bitcoin Cash Marketing
Bitcoin Cash supporters are a passionate bunch and the CEO of Bitcoinbch.com, Hayden Otto is an extremely impassioned BCH supporter. Otto has initiated a fundraising effort toward Bitcoin Cash marketing by leveraging the nonscustodial Flipstarter platform. The fundraiser aims to … read more.
China Testing Digital Currency in Major Cities, Including Beijing and Hong Kong
China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced the pilot run of the country’s central bank-backed digital currency in major cities, including Beijing, Hong Kong, and Macau. It will also be tested during the 2022 Winter Olympics games in Beijing, the ministry … read more.
South African Firms Ordered to Cease Crypto Debit Card Scheme in 2 US States
Two U.S. states have issued emergency cease and desist orders to South African firms and a South African national promoting a cryptocurrency debit card scheme. The companies claim that the card is like a traditional Mastercard but the states say … read more.
Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Trusts from Grayscale Investments Begin Trading
Grayscale Investments’ Litecoin Trust (LTCN) and Bitcoin Cash Trust (BCHG) have received DTC eligibility on Monday, which means the shares can begin trading publicly. The firm’s latest funds give investors exposure to the crypto assets bitcoin cash and litecoin and … read more.
Amid US Postal Service ‘Crisis’ USPS Files Patent for Blockchain Mail-in Voting Scheme
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is falling apart at the seams and many Americans are blaming the Trump administration. The USPS may have to deal with the U.S. election ballot process, as mail-in votes may be the dominant practice … read more.
4 of South Korea’s Largest Banks to Provide Cryptocurrency Services
Four of the top five South Korean banks have reportedly announced their plans to provide cryptocurrency services. The announcements came ahead of the crypto regulation that will soon go into effect in South Korea. Largest Korean Banks Entering Crypto Space … read more.
$217 Million Pour Into Grayscale’s Crypto Funds Following Bitcoin TV Ad Campaign
Grayscale Investments announced that it has raked in record investments of $217 million the week its TV commercial campaign launched. The company’s crypto TV commercial kicked off on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX, and FOX Business. Following Grayscale, Michael Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital … read more.
$6 Billion Akon City Underway: Akon Says Cryptocurrency Will Empower Africans
The construction of Akon City, the $6 billion futuristic city that will function solely on the akoin cryptocurrency, is underway. Akon says cryptocurrency will empower Africans to overcome hurdles, such as high inflation and government corruption. Akon City Will Be … read more.
3 People Arrested in Hong Kong for Cheating Bitcoin ATMs
The authorities in Hong Kong have arrested three people in connection with robberies from six bitcoin ATMs after two cryptocurrency exchanges reported funds being illegally withdrawn from them. 6 Bitcoin ATMs Targeted The Hong Kong Police Force’s cybersecurity and technology … read more.
Former Prudential Financial CEO George Ball Says Now Time to Buy Bitcoin
Former Prudential Financial CEO George Ball is advising wealthy investors to acquire bitcoin because it is the only asset that cannot be undermined by the government. Ball made the comments while discussing adjustments that investors need to make to their … read more.
US Regulator Charges Tech Firm, CEO in $5 Million ICO Fraud Case
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly charged Virginia-based Boontech and CEO, Rajesh Pavithran for fraud and registration violations. The charges stem from an initial coin offering (ICO) that raised $5 million from 1,500 investors around the world … read more.
Dex Platforms Trade Over $2.4 Billion in 7 Days, Defi Swaps up 68% Since Last Week
Years ago the cryptocurrency community did not have access to a plethora of decentralized exchanges (dex). In 2020 with the rise of Ethereum, dex platforms have grown exponentially with trading applications like Uniswap, 0x, Kyber, and more. Dex trading growth … read more.
72% of Investors Will Hold Bitcoin Even if Price Falls to $0
A new poll finds that 72% of bitcoin investors are bullish about the cryptocurrency and will hold onto it even if the price somehow falls to zero. A total of 22,635 votes were gathered for this survey. Most Bitcoin Investors … read more.
Capital One Files Patent for Cryptocurrency Market AI Prediction System
Major U.S. financial services company Capital One has filed a new patent application for a cryptocurrency analysis and trading system that will attempt to predict crypto market trends and generate trading decisions using artificial intelligence (AI). Capital One’s Cryptocurrency AI … read more.
Excessive Flooding in Sichuan Causes 20% Hashrate Losses for Chinese Bitcoin Miners
Torrential downpours of nonstop rain have been wreaking havoc in China’s Sichuan province, which has caused some operations to shut down ASIC mining devices. Reports from the region show that certain areas have seen electrical shortages and the aftermath is … read more.
Report: Bitcoin Untied from the Economic Cycle, ‘Largely Uncorrelated to Other Asset Classes’
On Tuesday, Coinshares Investment strategist James Butterfill published a report which shows that bitcoin is a unique asset, but is “largely uncorrelated to other asset classes” like commodities and traditional stocks. Coinshares Investment strategist James Butterfill published a new report … read more.
Big Brother Nigeria Housemates Participate in Bitcoin Quiz, Get $500 BTC as Reward
Eighteen housemates of Nigeria’s version of Big Brother took part in a bitcoin quiz with each participant getting $500 worth of BTC as prize money. Big Brother Naija (BBN) reportedly agreed to this unusual step as part of moves to … read more.
Bitmain Retains Only a ‘Minuscule Lead’ Over Competitor Microbt Amid Ongoing Power Tussle, Says Report
Bitcoin mining hardware maker Bitmain still has a “minuscule lead” over competitor Microbt despite the former’s ongoing power struggle and supply chain issues, according to Bitmex. Researchers at the derivatives exchange tested flagship products from the two companies, Bitmain’s Antminer … read more.
South African Regulator Pressures Bitcoin Investment Company, Urges Clients to Request Refunds
An embattled bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI)’s troubles took another twist August 18 after the South African regulator, Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) said that it is investigating the investment company. MTI’s latest conflict with the regulator follows … read more.
NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Was Paid $35k to Discuss Bitcoin
The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a supporter of digital currencies and … read more.
Massive $2,000,000 Prize Pool in the Biggest Ever Promotion Launched on Bitcoin Games
One lucky spin can propel your bet into a 5,000X multiplier, churning out huge amounts of money. Read on to find out how. Win Every Day Bitcoin Games, our very own cryptocurrency gaming portal, has teamed up with the popular … read more.
Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Miners Begin Signaling Node Implementations
There’s 88 days left until the Bitcoin Cash upgrade scheduled for November 15, 2020, and the community has been watching miners closely. On August 18, the Bitcoin ABC team published a blog post that revealed a “feature freeze is now … read more.
China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry Impacted the Most This Year, Says Report
The researchers and analysts from Tokeninsight published it’s “2020 Q2 Cryptocurrency Mining Industry Report” which shows the industry has grown exponentially during the last six months. The findings indicate cryptocurrency mining has expanded a great deal but China’s bitcoin mines … read more.
Japanese Court Orders Seizure of Cryptocurrency Linked to Coincheck Hack of 2018
A court in Tokyo, Japan has ordered the seizure of crypto assets that have been traced back to the Coincheck hack of January 2018, The Japan Times reported Wednesday. More than $530 million worth of the NEM (XEM) cryptocurrency was … read more.