Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Launches Bitcoin Hashrate Futures
On Friday, cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX launched a hashrate futures tool that allows Bitcoin (BTC) miners to hedge against mining difficulty risk. Hashrate, the amount of processing power dedicated to a Bitcoin network at a given time, determines the strength ... read more.
How Investors Are Presented With Bitcoin: 'A New Decentralized Monetary Asset, Akin to Gold'
Bitcoin (BTC) is a compelling investment case "for patient, long-term investors" willing to spend the time to understand the top cryptocurrency, a new paper by Paradigm co-founder managing partner Matt Huang notes. The crypto entrepreneur places BTC besides gold, as ... read more.
Retail Investors Branch to Altcoins: ‘60% of Coinbase Customers Start With Bitcoin, Only 24% Stick Exclusively’
On May 13, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase published a report that shows digital currency investors are investing in alternative cryptocurrencies despite bitcoin’s 67% market dominance. Data from Coinbase shows that customers with at least five crypto purchases, roughly ... read more.
Bitcoin Sentiment on Twitter Reaches Its Highest Level in 3 Years, Says Data Firm The Tie
Positive investor sentiment about bitcoin (BTC) on Twitter has reached record levels - its highest in three years - triggered by the cryptocurrency's supply cut earlier this month, data shows. According to crypto data company The Tie, the 30-day average ... read more.
Bitcoin.com's Mining Video Censored: The Tale of Youtube's Blatant Censorship and Propaganda
During the last few years, the Google-owned Youtube platform has been accused of massive censorship and in the last three months, the video streaming business resembles the Ministry of Propaganda, more than an online video-sharing platform. This week Bitcoin.com was ... read more.
Covid-19 Economy Fuels Faith in Crypto: Trust In Bitcoin Over Banks Increased 3X Since 2017
The market research organization, The Tokenist, recently published a report called “Comparing Public Bitcoin Adoption Rates in 2020 vs 2017.” The study's findings give a comprehensive look at the cryptocurrency ecosystem between 2017 and now. The researchers' survey shows that ... read more.
Exposure to -1x the Daily Performance: Bitcoin.com Exchange Adds Inverse Token BTCSHORT
During the last few months, Bitcoin.com’s cryptocurrency exchange has added a number of new coins and features. Today, Bitcoin.com Exchange has added an Ethereum-based inverse token called "BTCSHORT," a token that gives users exposure to the inverse or -1x the ... read more.
Generations of Debt: US Taxpayers Held Liable for Federal Reserve's $6.9 Trillion Balance
The central banking system in the U.S. and the country’s megabanks have manipulated the economy for quite some time and these days, the coronavirus has been a great excuse to create trillions for stimulus. A recent report from the analysts ... read more.
Bitcoin Use on Darknet Markets Jumps 65% in First Quarter
Bitcoin transactions on darknet markets jumped 65% in value during the first quarter, according to research by a blockchain analytics firm. The amount of bitcoin sent from darknet entities to mixers also grew rapidly as exchanges with verification requirements became ... read more.
Bitcoin.com Exchange Lists ESH Token Support Prior to John McAfee's Ghost Airdrop
In mid-April, news.Bitcoin.com reported John McAfee’s new privacy token called Ghost, as the former anti-virus tycoon detailed “governments will be unable to shut it down.” Ghost won’t be distributed in the usual fashion by leveraging an initial coin offering (ICO), ... read more.
No Evidence ISIS Is Storing $300 Million in Bitcoin, Says Chainalysis
Blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis has dismissed claims ISIS is holding a $300 million bitcoin (BTC) war chest. In a “fact-checking” report, published on May 20, 2020, the U.S. company accused the media of sensationalizing allegations about BTC and other cryptocurrencies ... read more.
Trump Signs Deregulation Order to Boost US Economic Recovery
U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to eliminate "unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery" following the coronavirus crisis. With this deregulation, government agencies are "encouraged to promote economic recovery through non-regulatory actions." Trump Signs Deregulation Order to ... read more.
Bitcoin Futures, Options, and Open Interest: Crypto Derivatives Break Records After the Halving
Since the market rout on March 12, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday,’ bitcoin futures and options contracts have seen significant demand. On May 14, CME Group saw the total number of outstanding derivatives contracts (open interest) touch a high of ... read more.
Gox Rising Offers $800 per Bitcoin Claim to Buy out Mt Gox Creditors
Gox Rising has offered to buy out creditor claims from the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox. The Brock Pierce-led outfit will pay $800 per bitcoin claim, either in BTC or cash, to creditors who are unwilling to wait for the ... read more.
Illegal to Own Gold? Hedge Fund Manager Warns Governments May Ban Gold Ownership
A well-known hedge fund manager has warned that governments may ban private gold ownership. He explained that central banks may attempt to demonetize gold, making it illegal for private individuals to own, as the authorities lose control of inflation amid ... read more.
Bitcoin Hashrate Slides 33% Since Halving - Difficulty Drops, Issues in Sichuan China
It’s been 11 days since the third bitcoin block reward halving. Data now shows that the overall SHA256 hashrate lost around 47 exahash per second (EH/s), since the all-time high of 140 EH/s on May 3. With more than 33% ... read more.
Craig Wright Submits List of Bitcoin Addresses to the Court - Roster Contains Spent Blocks
On May 21, 2020, the infamous Craig Wright, the man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, submitted a list of blocks and bitcoin addresses to the court that stem from the alleged Tulip Trust. However, armchair sleuths and blockchain analysis ... read more.
Bitcoin Worth $282K from the 2016 Bitfinex Hack on the Move
The cryptocurrency community has noticed a number of bitcoins from the August 2, 2016, Bitfinex breach has been moved. A small 30 BTC transaction ($282,000) from the stash has moved from the hacker’s address to an unknown bitcoin address. The ... read more.
Iranian President Calls for Launching a Cryptocurrency Mining Strategy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for a mining strategy throughout the oil-rich nation. The latest statements from the Iranian President follows Iran’s moves to restrict specific crypto trading platforms over “currency smuggling” mandates. On May 20, 2020, Iran’s President ... read more.
Russia Proposes Law That Criminalizes Buying Bitcoin With Cash, Offenders Face 7 Years in Jail
Russian lawmakers have proposed new laws that seek to ban the use of bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies in the country, local media reported. According to draft bills submitted by a group of deputies to the Russian parliament recently, individuals ... read more.
Market Outlook: Golden Cross Invalidated, Andreessen Horowitz Predicts ‘Fourth Crypto Cycle’
The price of bitcoin and a number of other popular cryptocurrencies have been collectively holding a market valuation of around $255 billion. The fiat value of these cryptocurrencies has slipped downwards during the last four days. Despite the weekly losses ... read more.
Hacker Attempts to Sell Data Allegedly Tied to Ledger, Trezor, Bnktothefuture Customers
According to an online monitoring web portal called, Under the Breach, a hacker is purportedly trying to sell customer information that stems from companies like Keepkey, Trezor, Ledger, and even the investment platform Bnktothefuture. The hacker doesn't seem to have ... read more.
US Real Estate Crisis: Home Sales Plunge to 9-Year Low, Mortgage Delinquencies to Soar Past Great Recession Level
The US real estate market is facing a crisis as unemployment soars amid the coronavirus pandemic. Home sales have plunged to a nine-year low and a record-high number of homeowners are defaulting on their mortgage payments. The impact of the ... read more.
This Is Not Capitalism: How Covid-19 Shined a Light on America’s Fascist System
In the last few months, giant American corporations and financial incumbents that are subsidized by the U.S. government, have profited immensely during the coronavirus outbreak. This has caused certain groups of people and those who despise wealth to claim that ... read more.
Eight Countries That Don't Tax Your Bitcoin Gains
As world governments push through legislation to levy taxes on capital gains from bitcoin (BTC) transactions, seeking to earn more from an asset class that frowns on regulatory oversight, there are still a few countries that remain pro-crypto, allowing investors ... read more.
Goldman Sachs Hosting Bitcoin Call as Institutional Interest in Cryptocurrency Surges
As interest in cryptocurrency grows among institutional investors, global investment banks, like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, are reexamining their views about bitcoin. Goldman Sachs is hosting a call for its clients to learn about the implications of current policies ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Tokenization Bolstered by the Creation of an SLP Foundation
On Monday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters were introduced to a Simple Ledger Protocol alliance called the SLP Foundation. According to the initial members, the SLP Foundation has been in the works since December 2019, and the primary goal is to ... read more.