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While GBTC Bitcoin Stacking Slows, Grayscale Accumulates Alternative Crypto Assets

While GBTC Bitcoin Stacking Slows, Grayscale Accumulates Alternative Crypto Assets
Established in 2013, the firm Grayscale Investments has managed to become the world’s largest asset manager for digital currency. While initially starting with bitcoin, the company has since added a myriad of different crypto assets as Grayscale commands $36.34 billion in assets under management (AUM) between 13 different digital currencies. While the asset manager has a large sum of...

Buda Exchange Starts Requesting Selfie Verification for Withdrawals to New Bitcoin Addresses

Buda Exchange Starts Requesting Selfie Verification for Withdrawals to New Bitcoin Addresses
Buda, a Chile-based cryptocurrency exchange, has started requesting selfie verification every time a user needs to withdraw funds to a new bitcoin address. This new measure now introduces a new layer of security for users to avoid getting their accounts hacked, but it will only be mandatory for those that don't have 2FA activated. Buda Exchange to Request Selfie...

Kenyan Insurance Executive Calls Cryptocurrencies Ponzi Schemes, Warns Users This Will ‘End in Tears’

Kenyan Insurance Executive Calls Cryptocurrencies Ponzi Schemes, Warns Users This Will 'End in Tears'
A Kenyan insurance executive, Julius Kipng’etich has compared cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to Ponzi schemes and has urged his countrymen not "touch this." In addition, Kipng’etich warned those already involved in crypto trading to be prepared for the consequences as this always "ends in tears." Bitcoin as a Medium of Exchange Interestingly, when addressing attendees of a business seminar, Kipng’etich does acknowledge...

Highly Anticipated Insured Launchpad, Binstarter to Open to the Public on Aug 4th

PRESS RELEASE. Binstarter Protocol; the first and only Insurance Policy Protected IDO Launchpad Protocol is proud to announce to the crypto world that their highly anticipated public sales date has been scheduled on Aug 4th. According to former data collected on the seed sales, the upcoming public sales will have the biggest number of participants. During the seed sales,...

Paypal Hiring Over 100 Crypto Positions as Global Cryptocurrency Adoption Rises

Paypal Hiring Over 100 Crypto Positions as Global Cryptocurrency Adoption Grows
Payments giant Paypal is hiring more than 100 crypto-related positions as demand for cryptocurrencies grows. Paypal's CEO recently revealed the company's expansion plans, stating, "We continue to be really pleased with the momentum we’re seeing on crypto and we’re obviously adding incremental functionality into that." Paypal's Crypto-Related Job Postings Paypal is hiring more than 100 crypto-related positions as the company...

Governments Need to Stop Dismissing Crypto as Illicit Payments and Reckless Speculation, Says El-Erian

Governments Need to Stop Dismissing Crypto as Illicit Payments and Reckless Speculation, Says El-Erian
Mohamed El-Erian, an adviser to Allianz and Gramercy Funds Management, says that "The time has come for more western governments to stop dismissing the crypto revolution as some mix of illicit payments schemes and reckless financial speculation." Western Governments Urged to Stop Ignoring Crypto Revolution Mohamed El-Erian, president of Queens College, Cambridge University, has urged the crypto world and western governments...

Promoter of Crypto Scheme Touted by Steven Seagal Pleads Guilty, Faces 5 Years in Prison

Promoter of Crypto Scheme Touted by Steven Seagal Pleads Guilty, Faces 5 Years in Prison
A promoter of the cryptocurrency scheme previously touted by famous martial artist and actor Steven Seagal has pleaded guilty for his participation. The scheme falsely claimed that it “could generate an 8,000% return for investors within one year.” Crypto Scheme Promoter Pleads Guilty The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Friday that John DeMarr, 55, has pleaded guilty “for his participation...

Bitcoin Difficulty Increases 6% — It’s Still 48% Easier to Find BTC Blocks Than It Was 30 Days Ago

Bitcoin Difficulty Increases 6% — It's Still 48% Easier to Find BTC Blocks Than It Was 30 Days Ago
As expected, Bitcoin’s mining difficulty increased this week jumping 6.03% higher on July 31. The change marks the first increase out of five difficulty adjustment changes. This was after four downward difficulty drops made it 54% easier to mine bitcoin than it was prior to mid-May. Bitcoin's Mining Difficulty Increases 6%, Difficulty Is Expected to Increase Again in 11 Days On...

NFT Leaderboard Study Highlights the Crypto Industry’s Leading NFT Collectors

As the non-fungible token (NFT) space continues to grow, the blockchain analytics Nansen has published a leaderboards list of the top wallets (NFT collectors) that interact with NFTs on a regular basis. The analytics firm combed through 90 million ethereum wallets and found a number of big market players making moves in the NFT space. The NFT Ecosystem's Most Prolific...

Analysts Discuss Bitcoin Over-the-Counter Desks Bubbling With BTC Demand

Analysts Discuss Bitcoin Over-the-Counter Desks Bubbling With BTC Demand
Digital currency markets have been gathering gains again moving past the lows seen a few weeks ago. This week crypto traders have been discussing over-the-counter (OTC) desks bubbling with demand for bitcoin as the co-founder of 21st Paradigm explained, “high net worth individuals institutions want your bitcoin.” Analyst Says Big Market Players 'Want Your Bitcoin' Most traders either use decentralized...