4 Bitcoin Mixers for the Privacy Conscious
In an era of unprecedented global surveillance, it is unreasonable to expect the blockchain world to be any different. It is perfectly reasonable, though, to resist this surveillance through countermeasures that thwart the would-be surveillers. Digital privacy is a right ... read more.
Silvergate Bank and Bitstamp Launch Bitcoin Collateralized Loans
U.S.-based Silvergate Bank has launched a bitcoin collateralized loan product with Bitstamp as its launch partner. The crypto exchange will act as the bank's agent to manage and provide custody for bitcoin collateral. The product utilizes Silvergate Bank's Exchange Network ... read more.
Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime
Thanks to the EU's most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to ... read more.
Crypto Employment Abounds With More Than 8,000 Jobs in 2020
During the last year, the cryptoconomy has picked up pace after a drawn out crypto winter. When market prices were low and startups were short on capital, a bunch of firms laid off employees in 2018. A year later, and ... read more.
New Guidelines Subject Canadian Crypto Exchanges to Securities Laws
Canadian regulators have issued new guidance determining when current securities legislation applies to operations conducted by cryptocurrency exchanges. According to the clarifications in the document, many domestic and foreign entities serving Canadian users, for example those that provide custodial services, ... read more.
FATF Holds Global Forum to Discuss Crypto Supervision
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and over 50 delegations involved in crypto supervision recently gathered to discuss how to regulate crypto assets and related service providers. While examining three key areas, they stressed the importance of international cooperation, citing ... read more.
Crypto vs RBI: 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings
India's supreme court heard the crypto case in detail over three consecutive days this week. In addition to intense arguments against the central bank having the power to ban crypto, the judges learned how other countries regulate this new sector, ... read more.
Monopoly Is a Tiny Darknet Market With Big Aspirations
There’s a certain irony in the smallest market on the darknet being named Monopoly. With less than 150 listings, the monero-friendly Monopoly Market is anything but. What this tiny darknet market (DNM) lacks in size, however, it makes up for ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Gets Significant Privacy Boost With Cashfusion Alpha Launch
On January 17, the BCH developer known as Acidsploit announced the launch of the highly anticipated Cashfusion alpha. Interested parties can reach out to the Cashfusion developers via the team's Telegram group to become an alpha tester. The news of ... read more.
How Is Bitcoin Cash Different From Bitcoin Core?
The crypto space can be hard to break into for those unfamiliar with the jargon, lingo, and foundational knowledge taken for granted by the already initiated. Adding to this difficulty is the fact that there are several different cryptos which ... read more.
Developer Proposes Decentralized Bitcoin Hashrate Derivatives
There’s a new concept called Powswap that lets people speculate on hashrate in order to hedge against price volatility. Powswap was developed by the software engineer Jeremy Rubin who believes hashrate derivatives products allow people to leverage new trading strategies. ... read more.
Maduro Opens International Crypto Casino
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of an international casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into ... read more.
Lawsuit Against Ripple May Decide the Fate of XRP but Regulators Have the Final Say
A prolonged legal battle, which may hold the key to XRP’s future, has been extended again. The class action lawsuit alleges that Ripple issued and sold the coin, one of the largest by market cap, as an unregistered security. The ... read more.
Cypherpunk Bitstream Hosts Talk Crypto-Anarchy, Dropgangs, and Importance of Real Life Connections
The Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast is a relatively new program that's just released its fourth episode. The hosts, known as Frank Braun and The Real Smuggler, are so-called 'privacy extremists' and dyed-in-the-wool crypto-anarchists concerned with exposing cypherpunk ethos to a wider ... read more.
Bitcoin.com Partners With Mecon Cash, Enabling Withdrawal at ATMs Across South Korea
Bitcoin Cash has been added to Mecon Cash’s M.Pay platform which is integrated with over 13,000 ATMs in South Korea. By making bitcoin cash usable for withdrawing won across the country, Mecon Cash is ensuring that BCH users in Korea ... read more.
An In-Depth Look at the Multi-Currency Cold Storage Card Ballet
Last September, Bobby Lee, the former CEO of China’s first cryptocurrency exchange BTCC revealed his new business venture Ballet, a non-electronic crypto wallet solution that offers multi-currency support. During the North American Bitcoin Conference Miami, all the attendees got a ... read more.
Peter Schiff Forgets Bitcoin Wallet Password, Blames Bitcoin
Peter Schiff hates Bitcoin almost as much as bitcoiners hate Schiff. The gold bug makes a point of dissing the cryptocurrency whenever he can, despite the hypocrisy of accepting BTC on his own website. Today, the eccentric entrepreneur found a ... read more.