Philippines Regulator Warns Investors to Steer Clear of Mining City's Bitcoin Vault Ponzi
There’s a mining contract scheme people are discussing and making the rounds on the web called “Mining City” or “Bitcoin Vault.” The Philippines SEC recently put out a warning against the operation and the alleged masterminds behind the project. One ... read more.
Shariah Compliance Expert Says Cryptocurrencies Are Legit Commodities
A shariah compliance expert, the current chairman of the Shariah Advisory Council at Malaysia's central bank and a shariah board member at many financial companies, says that cryptocurrency is a legit commodity that can be exchanged. Cryptocurrency and Shariah Compliance ... read more.
Cashfusion Use Increased by 328%, $200M in BCH Fused and Close to 20,000 Fusions
Cashfusion, the privacy-enhancing solution for the Bitcoin Cash network is nearing its one-year anniversary and during the last four months, fusions have increased by 328.93%. The protocol recently completed a security audit and fusions are nearing 20k with close to ... read more.
Bitcoin Adoption Soars in Turkey Amid High Inflation, Lira Hitting Record Low
People in Turkey are increasingly turning to bitcoin as the local currency, the Turkish lira, recently hit another record low against the dollar. Bitcoin adoption in Turkey outshines other countries in the region. Turkey Is Regional Leader in Bitcoin Adoption ... read more.
The Great Financial Reset: IMF Managing Director Calls for a 'New Bretton Woods Moment'
As the global economy shudders from the disastrous effects of central planning, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director in Washington, DC, Kristalina Georgieva is calling for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” Georgieva spoke about the juncture on October 15, ... read more.
Peter Schiff's Euro Pacific Bank Under Investigation by Tax Authorities in 5 Countries
Euro Pacific Bank, founded by gold bug and bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff, is reportedly under investigation by the tax authorities of five countries. The bank's customers allegedly include several tax fraud masterminds and a Russian syndicate described by the FBI ... read more.
Macro Investor Dan Tapiero on Crypto Adoption: Emerging Economies Ahead of Developed States
Bitcoin and gold holder Dan Tapiero, says it is still early to talk of widespread crypto adoption as the proportion of users relative to the rest of the population remains low. Tapiero makes the remarks while referring to a study, ... read more.
Bitcoin Proponents Bemoan Joe Biden's Proposed Capital Gains Hike
The U.S. presidential election is only 14 days away, and a number of bitcoin proponents have been discussing the capital gains tax implications Joe Biden plans to invoke if he wins the American presidency. According to Biden’s plan, capital gains ... read more.
Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to Charities
A group of hackers has donated some of the bitcoin it extorted via ransomware attacks to charities, claiming that it wants to "make the world a better place." However, the law says donations from ill-gotten gains must be rejected but ... read more.
Institutions Long and Hedge Funds Short: Bitcoin Options Traders Prep for 'Big Moves' Ahead
Trends in bitcoin options markets are making it difficult for financial analysts to pinpoint BTC’s next move. Data from CME’s recently published trader report shows that institutional investors are capturing a larger number of bitcoin long contracts, while hedge funds ... read more.
$10 Billion in BTC Reserves: Companies With Bitcoin Treasuries Command Close to 4% of the Supply
The web portal bitcointreasuries.org now shows close to two dozen firms with a large number of bitcoin reserves. Currently, the aggregate total bitcoin held in reserves by the 23 companies listed is roughly 785,999 BTC worth well over $10 billion ... read more.
'Bitcoin's No Longer Optional' — What Investors Say About Paypal Launching Crypto Services
Paypal launching cryptocurrency services has given crypto investors much to think about. While many crypto users view the news as extremely bullish, some point out several areas of concern bitcoin investors should be aware of. 'Every Major Bank Is Having ... read more.
Grayscale Adds $300 Million in Cryptocurrency Assets Under Management in Just 24 Hours
Grayscale Investments said Thursday that it added $300 million in net assets under management (AUM) in just the last 24 hours. The firm now has a record $7.3 billion in total AUM, according to a tweet by Barry Silbert, chief ... read more.
8 Countries Stricken With Rampant Inflation See Bitcoin Prices Touch All-Time Highs
The price of bitcoin touched new highs in 2020 and a number of supporters are optimistic that the crypto asset’s value will drive higher. In addition to this year’s bitcoin price high, around eight different countries have seen bitcoin touch ... read more.
Mastermind of Alleged Billion Dollar Spanish Pyramid Scheme Arrested, Faces 16 Year Prison Sentence
The CEO of Arbistar the Spanish investment company, Santiago Fuentes, has been arrested and arraigned on charges of fraud, belonging to a criminal organization and money laundering. Fuentes, who has been in hiding since September, was arrested at one of ... read more.
Paypal's Crypto Embrace: Morgan Stanley Says Move Boon for Mass Adoption, Critics Say Payment Giant Violates Crypto Principles
The entry of Paypal into the cryptocurrency industry continues to expose the divide between traditional crypto space players who are less enthusiastic and non-crypto players who endorse the move. Non-crypto players like the analysts at Morgan Stanely are agreement with ... read more.
China Drafts Law to Legalize Digital Yuan, Outlawing Competitors
China's central bank, the People's Bank of China (PBOC), has drafted a law to legalize the digital yuan and outlaw digital currencies issued by anyone else competing with it. Meanwhile, the central bank has been cracking down on gambling sites ... read more.
Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones Sees Massive Upside in Bitcoin, Like Investing in Apple or Google Early
American billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones has recently become more bullish on bitcoin. He declared the cryptocurrency the best hedge against inflation and compares investing in bitcoin now to investing in early tech stocks, like Apple and Google. ... read more.
'Oracle' Vinny Lingham Expects High Bitcoin Volatility, BTC Price Likely to Hold $12K Handle for 30 Days
Four years ago, Vinny Lingham predicted bitcoin’s bull run and a number of bitcoiners have referred to him as the “oracle.” On Twitter, Lingham is once again giving his predictions on bitcoin’s future prices. He’s also noted this month that ... read more.
CME's Bitcoin Futures Rise Suggests Institutional Investors Are Starting to Swarm Toward Crypto
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has become the second-largest derivatives market for bitcoin futures in terms of open interest. The popular exchange has seen an influx of demand since the recent Paypal announcement and the Bitmex debacle as well. Data ... read more.
JP Morgan Sees Millennials' Bitcoin Preference Over Gold as Foundation for Its Long Term Success
JP Morgan says bitcoin’s 2020 surge is set to continue as the digital cryptocurrency competes better against gold as an alternative currency. In a note, the financial institution says that with millennials set to become a more important market participant ... read more.
US Agencies Propose Changes to Funds Transfer Rules to Include Cryptocurrencies
The U.S. Federal Reserve Board and Fincen are seeking feedback on their proposal to lower the threshold at which financial institutions must collect and retain information on funds transfers. In their joint notice on the rule change proposal, the two ... read more.
Privacy-Focused Brave Users Can Now Purchase Bitcoin Cash Through Bitcoin.com
The privacy-centric web browser Brave has partnered with Bitcoin.com in order to give users access to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash from directly inside their browser. The newly added Bitcoin.com widget has been added to the latest Brave software and is ... read more.
Kanye West: Bitcoiners Know the True Liberation of America and Humanity
U.S. presidential candidate Kanye West professed his respect for bitcoiners during a podcast interview with Joe Rogan. He says bitcoiners "really have a perspective on what the true liberation of America and humanity will be." Kanye West and Bitcoin Kanye ... read more.
Can Github Remove the Bitcoin Codebase? Recent Repository Takedown Has Proponents Worried
On October 23, the Microsoft-owned Github leveraged an ostensible DMCA takedown in order to remove 18 projects from the code-hosting portal. According to sources, the takedown stemmed from a request filed by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Github’s ... read more.
40 Million Troy Ounces: Russia's Gold Find Reaffirms Bitcoin as the More Scarce Asset
News of the discovery of approximately 40 million troy ounces of gold in Russia’s Siberian region is likely to boost the profitability of the country's biggest gold producer, while adding to the supply of the "scarce" resource. Reports say the ... read more.
Defi Protocol Harvest Finance Hacked for $24 Million, Attacker Returns $2.5 Million
Decentralized finance (defi protocol) Harvest Finance was hacked on Monday for $24 million. The attacker targeted the protocol's liquidity pools, performing an arbitrage attack using a large flash loan - a type of uncollatarized loan - but later returned $2.5 ... read more.