US Government Moves to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Attorney General Publishes Enforcement Framework
United States Attorney General (AG) William Barr says the recent publishing of the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework will help law enforcement to fight elements using digital currencies for illicit ends. Produced by the AG’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, the framework provides law ... read more.
Here Are the Top Public Companies That Have Adopted Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset
When Microstrategy Inc. bought $425 million bitcoin in the last two months, the decision became an important stamp of institutional approval of the top crypto's credentials as a mature, safe-haven asset. The American technology firm had just made bitcoin its ... read more.
Digital Yuan Giveaway: China's Shenzhen City Hands Out 10 Million Yuan in Central Bank Digital Currency
A major Chinese city is giving away 10 million yuan in the country's central bank digital currency this weekend. Recipients can use their digital yuan at 3,389 stores next week. The city aims for the giveaway to boost usage of ... read more.
$12M in 'Satoshi Era' Bitcoins Move: 21 Block Rewards from 2010 Spent After a Decade of Slumber
On early Sunday morning around 1:38:02 a.m. (New York time), approximately 20 blocks with coinbase rewards from 2010 were spent in one block. 1,000 BTC was then consolidated into a single address before moving again. The massive movement of the ... read more.
Crypto Cruise Ship 'Satoshi' to Make Panama Bay Home
The Crypto Cruise Ship called Satoshi is gearing up to set sail from the Mediterranean to Panama, where it will drop anchor and call the bay its home. The ship has 777 cabins that will be auctioned off as condos. ... read more.
The Silk Road Balance Sheet Discrepancy: Bitcoin Worth $4.8 Billion Still Missing
The original Silk Road marketplace has been shut down for well over seven years now and to this day, 444,000 bitcoin worth $4.8 billion is still missing. Just recently, a report focused on those funds discusses one of the market’s ... read more.
Ripple CEO Threatens to Relocate Company Overseas Due to Unfavorable US Regulation
Ripple chief executive officer Brad Garlinghouse has threatened to move the company's headquarters overseas should the U.S. fail to level the playing field with an unambiguous regulatory framework. In a series of tweets on Oct.12, Garlinghouse said: "The lack of ... read more.
Bank of England Moves Closer to Negative Interest Rates, Surveys Banks' Readiness
The Bank of England has moved closer to adopting a negative interest rate policy. The central bank has asked commercial banks in the U.K. to provide details of how ready they are to deal with negative interest rates, asserting that ... read more.
A System of Robot Drug Dealers on Telegram Allows People to Buy Illegal Products for Bitcoin
There's a new avenue darknet market (DNM) customers have found that allows them to purchase illegal wares 24 hours a day via a robot drug dealer hosted on Telegram. The platform dubbed ‘Televend,’ is an automated software program that peddles ... read more.
The Many Facts Pointing to Paul Le Roux Being Satoshi Nakamoto
The 48-year old former programmer and criminal cartel boss, Paul Calder Le Roux, was deemed a Satoshi Nakamoto suspect in the spring of 2019. The suspicion caused a few people to believe Le Roux is the most credible Satoshi yet, ... read more.
Another 'Sleeping Bitcoin' Block Reward from 2010 Was Caught Waking Up After Ten Years
Another 2010 block reward was spent on Wednesday morning (ET) adding to the great number of ‘Satoshi era’ or so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ waking up in 2020. The block reward with 50 bitcoins was created on November 11, 2010, and transferred ... read more.
Grayscale Adds $1 Billion to Crypto Products in Q3, Sees 'Unprecedented Demand' for Bitcoin Cash
Grayscale Investments has announced a record quarterly performance, raking in $1.05 billion in investments, mostly from institutional investors. The company also sees "unprecedented demand" for bitcoin cash. Record Quarter, Over $1 Billion Added Grayscale Investments released its third-quarter performance Wednesday. ... read more.
Nigeria Protest Group Asks for Bitcoin Donations After Regulators Block Bank Account
A Nigerian protest group called Feminist Coalition is asking well-wishers to make donations via bitcoin after authorities reportedly blocked the organization's bank account. Feminist Coalition is one of the many groups spearheading protests against alleged police brutality by a Nigerian ... read more.
Spain Approves Bill Requiring Cryptocurrency Owners to Disclose Crypto Holdings
Spain's government has reportedly approved a bill that requires cryptocurrency owners to disclose their crypto holdings and any gains on their assets. Spain's Finance Minister and the government's spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, said at a press conference following the weekly ... read more.
Bitcoin Miner Marathon Agrees to Deal That Cuts Electricity Costs by 38% With US Power Company
Nasdaq-listed Marathon Patent Group has agreed to a joint venture deal with U.S. independent power producer Beowulf Energy to deliver cheap electricity for its bitcoin mining operations in the country's north. In a statement on Tuesday, Marathon said that it ... read more.
Bitcoin Mining Rigs Struggle for Profits, Despite BTC's Hashrate Reaching an All-Time High
Bitcoin’s hashrate climbed to an all-time high (ATH) this week touching 166 exahash per second (EH/s) on October 14. Meanwhile, despite the recent price rise and hashrate ATH on Wednesday, only a small group of next-generation mining rigs are profiting ... read more.
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.
Fidelity Digital Assets Touts Bitcoin Credentials, As Publicly Traded Companies Now Hold Over 600,000 BTC
Fidelity Digital Assets (FDA) says diversifying an investment portfolio with bitcoin is especially essential now when benchmark interest rates globally are near or below zero. The opportunity cost of not allocating to bitcoin is simply higher explains FDA in its ... read more.
Bitcoin's Intrinsic Value: Crypto Community Responds to Bank of England Governor
Bitcoin's intrinsic value has been heavily discussed in the crypto community this week following a remark by the governor of the Bank of England suggesting that the cryptocurrency may have no intrinsic value. Does Bitcoin Have Intrinsic Value? Bank of ... 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.
187,000 BTC Drained: Over $2 Billion in Bitcoin Leave the Top Exchanges Since June
Cryptocurrency reserves held on digital asset exchanges have been dropping to new lows, as some of the top exchanges have seen significant bitcoin reserve balance drops. A few months ago trading platforms had a lot more bitcoin reserves on hand ... read more.
Okex Halts Withdrawals Due to 'Out of Touch' Private Key Holder, Founder Star Xu Talks With Police
The digital currency exchange Okex disabled cryptocurrency withdrawals on Friday morning and explained that funds were “safe and not affected.” Following the withdrawal announcement, regional reports claim that Okex’s founder Mingxing "Star" Xu was taken away by the police. On ... read more.