US Department of Justice Is Criminalizing Onchain Privacy, Starting With Mixers
The American government’s long-running war on privacy escalated this week following the arrest of Coin Ninja’s Larry Harmon on money laundering charges. A Department of Justice statement that “seeking to obscure virtual currency transactions in this way [using mixers] is ... read more.
Craig Wright's $100B Theft Claim - BTC and BCH Used His Database Without Permission
The infamous Craig Wright, the Australian native who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, has published a blog post that explains he owns “the full rights to the Bitcoin registry” and developers do not have the right to change the protocol’s ... read more.
IOTA Network Still Down: How the Next Bitcoin Killer Screeched to a Halt
On February 13, the IOTA network came to a screeching halt and the IOTA Foundation reports that $1.6 million worth of the native currency was stolen. The following day, the IOTA network status page still shows the mainnet is "not ... read more.
BCH Latam: Creating a Viral Feedback Loop for Mass Adoption With Bitcoin Cash
This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with George Donnelly from the BCH Latam initiative about his plan to help the people of Latin America “achieve greater individual liberty and prosperity.” Donnelly explained the BCH Latam initiative aims to generate greater financial inclusion ... read more.
Pirate Chain Coin Now Available for Trading on Bitcoin.com Exchange, Joins New Alliance
Pirate Chain (ARRR) is a privacy-focused cryptocurrency with non-optional, private-only addresses and transactions. This coin has is now available for trading to users of Bitcoin.com Exchange, soon after the team behind it joined the Blockchain Privacy, Security & Adoption Alliance. ... read more.
Bitcoin and Doomsday Preppers — Would Crypto Have Any Survival Value If SHTF?
As so-called "doomsday prepping" grows in popularity thanks to news of coronavirus lockdown in Chinese cities, red flag gun laws and rampant Fed stimulus in the U.S., preparedness enthusiasts are asking about the viability of bitcoin in a SHTF situation. ... read more.
XRP Plummets 56% in One Candle, Bitmex Traders Outraged Over Flash Crash
A number of XRP traders are complaining about massive liquidations on Bitmex as the price of XRP spiked and was brought down by 56% in a single candle. After the incident, well known traders with leveraged positions took to Twitter ... read more.
How to Recover Your Funds If You Lose Your Bitcoin Wallet
Losing a phone or hardware wallet containing cryptocurrency is inconvenient, but it shouldn’t be fatal. Provided you’ve backed up your private key, recovering your coins is a simple exercise. Should you find yourself in such a predicament, however, there’s a ... read more.
3 Cents per kWh – Central Asia's Cheap Electricity Entices Chinese Bitcoin Miners
As tensions escalated between the U.S. and Iran in recent months, reports have detailed that Chinese bitcoin miners are looking to set up shop in Central Asia and more specifically in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Last spring, Chinese bitcoin mining operations ... read more.
Cred Now Enables LTC Holders to Earn Up to Ten Percent Interest on Their Digital Assets
Cred, a licensed crypto-backed lending and borrowing platform based in California, now supports litecoin. The service will allow LTC holders to earn up to ten percent interest through any of its partners including the Litecoin Foundation, Bitcoin.com, Uphold, and Bitbuy. ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Captured More Than 10% of Darknet Vendors Last Month
2019 was an interesting year for darknet markets (DNMs) and a number of marketplaces closed for a variety of reasons. Despite the closures, crypto payments on DNMs doubled for the first time in five years. Moreover, statistics from the blockchain ... read more.
Users of Bitcoin.com Exchange Can Win Rewards Worth $25,000 in Gocrypto Trading Competition
Gocrypto enables businesses with physical or online stores to accept instant crypto payments from different digital wallets with millions of users. To help introduce the SLP token to even more users, Bitcoin.com Exchange is hosting a trading competition where you ... read more.
Brussels Asks Europeans How to Regulate Bitcoin, Public Consultation Continues Into March
The European Commission is gathering feedback from EU citizens, businesses, regulators and other interested parties to establish a regulatory framework for crypto assets and markets on a European level. The public consultation which started in December will continue until March ... read more.
5% of Block Rewards - Bitcoin ABC Will Add Infrastructure Funding Plan in Next Release
Bitcoin ABC developers published a blog post on Saturday which discusses the miner Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) and the team told the community the software engineers have been “requested” to implement IFP. According to the developers, the code for IFP ... read more.
Tradeblock Estimates Post-Halving Mining Cost of $12,500 per BTC
On February 7, the blockchain analytics provider Tradeblock published a report about the upcoming BTC reward halving. BTC’s block reward is expected to halve on or around May 12, 2020, and Tradeblock’s report estimates that the cost to mine BTC ... read more.
BTC’s Market Share Drops Consecutively for 14 Days - Dominance Ratio Slides to 60%
Cryptocurrency markets have been climbing higher in value as coins like BTC have gained over 19% during the last 90 days. However, many other digital assets have seen much larger gains and BTC dominance has been sliding downwards consecutively for ... read more.
Tax Rules Hit Brazilian Crypto Exchanges, Forcing Trading Platforms Out of Business
Tax regulations implemented even before dedicated legislation has been adopted have hit Brazilian cryptocurrency exchanges. Digital asset brokers failing to comply with the new reporting requirements face fines and the stricter rules are hurting smaller platforms, which are shutting down ... read more.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Gives Testimony on Cryptocurrency, New Regulations Rolling Out Soon
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave his testimony on cryptocurrency before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. Mnuchin said crypto is a "crucial area" that the Treasury has spent a lot of time on. He also talked about stablecoins and ... read more.