‘Bitcoin Will Never Ditch You’ Ad Dominates Front Page of Major Hong Kong Newspaper
The number of bitcoin ads appearing in major newspapers is growing. The front page of Apple Daily, a major newspaper in Hong Kong, featured a “Bitcoin will never ditch you” ad this week. Bitcoin ads also recently appeared in leading … read more.
SEC Redefines Accredited Investors to Include Those With Proven Knowledge
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has amended the definition of accredited investors, such as to include those with proven financial knowledge. The broader definition will enable more people to invest in private offerings of cryptocurrency investments. SEC’s New … read more.
Over $1 Billion Ethereum-Based Tokens Vulnerable to ‘Fake Deposit Exploit’
A number of university researchers published a study that demystifies the “fake deposit vulnerability” in Ethereum-based smart contracts. The findings show that over 7,000 tokens worth more than $1 billion built on top of Ethereum are vulnerable to two types … read more.
Banks in Mexico Pose Greater Money Laundering Risk Than Crypto Firms, Says Report
Commercial banks by far pose the greatest risk of money laundering in Mexico compared to crypto-related companies, according to a new report by the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). The study singles out what it calls the “G7 banking group”, … read more.
Free Market Family: Goldbug Peter Schiff Asks the Bitcoin Community to Gift Crypto to His Son
The American libertarian, economist and financial commentator Peter Schiff has been criticizing bitcoin for years, as he believes “bitcoin has no real value.” However, on Thursday Schiff asked the crypto community to give some bitcoin to his 18-year old son … read more.
After Empire’s Exit Scam, Darknet Market Patrons Scramble to Find Alternatives
Ever since the darknet market (DNM) Empire went under, DNM patrons have been scrambling to find reliable marketplaces on the deep web. On forums, individuals are discussing which markets are safe, the logistics of how to use different DNMs, and … read more.
Federal Reserve’s Major Policy Shift to ‘Push Up Inflation’ Could Send Bitcoin Price to $500K
The U.S. Federal Reserve has announced a significant policy change to push up inflation. Bitcoin is set to greatly benefit from this policy change. Not only the price of bitcoin could surge past $500K, but a number of companies have … read more.
Defi Project Yearn Finance Smashes Records as Native Token Surpasses $30K
The decentralized finance (defi) crypto asset tied to the Yearn Finance project has smashed records this week, as the coin touched a high of $30,324 on Saturday evening. Yearn’s token YFI has been recently added to the Aave platform and … read more.
Bitcoin Will Break Out This Year, Says Devere CEO
The CEO of financial advisory firm Devere Group believes that 2020 will be a breakout year for bitcoin, fueled by the U.S. presidential election and the weak dollar. Amid political uncertainty and the Fed’s new inflation policy, investors will pile … read more.
Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Attack Again: Delisting Risk Amplified
Beleaguered Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain suffered yet another 51% attack on August 29. The latest attack caused the reorganization of over 7,000 blocks and this corresponds to approximately two days of mining. At the time of reporting, it was not … read more.
Chainlink Doomsday Predictions: Zeus Capital Warns Investors Not To ‘Get Fooled’
Zeus Capital has doubled down on its doomsday predictions on Chainlink (Link). It is now warning investors: “don’t get fooled… exit your positions before its too late.” The asset management firm’s involved assessment follows a sharp decline in the price … read more.
Lysander Spooner: Natural Law – The Science of Justice
The science of mine and thine – the science of justice – is the science of all human rights; of all a man’s rights of person and property; of all his rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. … read more.
Total Value Locked in Defi Jumped 85% in August, $8 Billion in Assets Held
A lot has changed during the last month, as the popular decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem has swelled considerably in value. Since the first week of August, the total value locked in defi jumped over 85% in 27 days from $4.2 … read more.
Venezuela’s Bitcoin Use Soars Amid Hyperinflation: 3rd on Global Crypto Adoption Index
Venezuelans have become increasingly interested in cryptocurrency as their country faces dire economic crisis and hyperinflation, a new study by blockchain data analytics firm Chainalysis shows. The firm’s Global Crypto Adoption Index ranks Venezuela third as “The country has reached … read more.
Tesla Foils Ransomware Attack After Employee Rejects Bitcoin Bribe Worth $1 Million
Tesla’s Elon Musk has said the company recently foiled attempts to infect its computer network with malicious software, after an employee cooperated with the FBI in an investigation. The malicious software would create an opportunity for criminals to extort money … read more.
Revolut Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin Support for US Customers
Following the launch of Revolut’s new crypto exchange in the U.S. the company has added bitcoin cash and litecoin support. Alongside bitcoin and ethereum support, the trading platform’s added coins provide Revolut users with the ability to buy, store, and … read more.
Prepping for an Airdrop: Prominent BCH Community Members Bid Bitcoin ABC Devs Farewell
On August 18, 2020, the Bitcoin ABC development team announced a “feature freeze,” which will include a new Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) and a week later explained it was also initiating a “governance council.” Despite the recent announcements, Bitcoin ABC … read more.
Microstrategy’s $250 Million Bitcoin Buy Consequential
When a publicly owned company decides to invest about $250 million in an asset that was widely attacked more than a decade ago, it says a lot about how the world has changed. The reasons and the timing of Microstrategy’s … read more.
Fees Bonanza: Ethereum Miners Pocket a Record $113 Million From Fees in August
Ethereum miners are making a killing from transaction fees. In August alone, the miners raked in a total of $113 million in profit, up more than 3,660% from the $3 million earned in April, according to the latest data from … read more.
$1 Trillion in Housing Bonds: US Real Estate Crisis Held Back by Fed’s Mortgage Purchases
The U.S. real estate market is facing a conundrum, as there’s now a tidal wave of renters who can’t pay rent and a massive number of mortgage defaults stacking up like never before. Amid the looming real estate chaos, the … read more.
Major South Korean Crypto Exchange Raided by Police in Alleged $25.2M Fraud Case
South Korean police raided the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Bithumb on September 2 as part of an investigation of fraud allegedly committed by the organization’s main shareholder. With the recorded number of visitors to the platform touching 4.11 million between … read more.
Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Twitter Account Hacked, Bitcoin Donations Requested
The verified Twitter account for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website and mobile app has been hacked, Twitter has reportedly confirmed. Tweets asking for bitcoin donations for the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for Covid-19 were posted on the … read more.
Defi Platform Uniswap Outpaces Coinbase Pro in Global Trade Volume
The decentralized exchange (dex) Uniswap has seen a massive amount of trade volume during the last seven days. Following Uniswap’s rapid increase in global trade volumes, the platform’s founder Hayden Adams celebrated the dex outpacing the centralized exchange Coinbase’s volumes … read more.
Long-Term Fundamentals Signal Robust Crypto Bull Market Fueled by Reckless Money Printing, Defi
A robust cryptocurrency bull market is in the making, a Weiss Crypto Ratings analyst explained. Citing central banks’ “reckless money printing policies” and “the explosion in Defi innovation,” he sees long-term fundamentals favoring cryptocurrencies despite some short-term selloffs. Robust Bull … read more.
Bitcoin Will Be Accepted for Tax Payments in Swiss Canton Zug Next Year
Bitcoin and ether can be used to pay taxes in the Swiss Canton of Zug starting next tax season. Zug’s crypto valley is home to many cryptocurrency businesses, and by accepting bitcoin and ether for tax payments, the canton aims … read more.
Privacy Options Underutilized in Cryptocurrency Usage: Report
Advances in cryptography have not met with user enthusiasm, suggesting a disconnect between the cryptocurrency community and its cypherpunk ancestors. According to Coin Metrics, transactions of privacy-focused cryptocurrencies zcash (ZEC), monero (XMR), and grin only add up to 6% of … read more.
US Federal Court Rules NSA Mass Surveillance Illegal, Credits Edward Snowden
A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) mass surveillance program that collected data on billions of Americans’ telephone calls was illegal and possibly unconstitutional. The program was exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. … read more.