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.
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.
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.
Swiss Government Rejects $103 Million Bailout for Crypto Companies Battered by Coronavirus
Switzerland's government has rejected a 100 million franc ($103 million) bailout for local cryptocurrency companies battered by the coronavirus economy, local media reported. Zug finance director Heinz Taennler requested the special funding package in April. He planned to issue out ... read more.
$9M and Over 4,500 Fusions - Bitcoin Cash Supporters Anticipate the Cashfusion Audit
Since November 28, 2019, the Cashfusion protocol has helped facilitate 4,583 fusions to-date with roughly 40,564 bitcoin cash ($9.1M). Cashfusion is an extension of the Cashshuffle platform and the protocol has been deemed “far more practical than other coinjoin protocols.” ... read more.
Despite Trust Model Debates, Ethereum Is Bitcoin's Largest Sidechain by Total Value Locked
The Ethereum network now has more bitcoin held in reserves than the Lightning Network, according to onchain statistics. At the time of publication, Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) has close to 4,000 BTC ($34.7M) held in reserves, while the Lightning Network has ... read more.
Bitwage and Gemini Partner to Launch Bitcoin-Based Retirement Plan for Employees
Cryptocurrency payroll service Bitwage has announced the launch of a Bitcoin 401 (k) plan, allowing companies to give their employees a BTC-based retirement plan. In a press statement, Bitwage, which claims to have tested the product on its own employees ... read more.
Bitmain Cofounder Allegedly Expelled - Could Face Litigation for Operation Interference
One of the largest ASIC mining manufacturers worldwide, Bitmain, has allegedly ousted cofounder Micree Zhan. Regional reports note that he’s been threatened with litigation if he interferes with company operations. According to two local announcements written in Chinese, Bitmain has ... read more.
Trump Threatens to Close Down Social Media Platforms After Twitter Tampers With His Tweets
A row with Twitter has provoked U.S. President Donald Trump to threaten to close down social media platforms. This follows Twitter tampering with Trump's tweets to alert people to fact check his claims. Trump is further outraged by Twitter's use ... read more.
Bitcoin Suisse: Users Can Now Trade Gold Against Bitcoin and Ethereum
Swiss crypto financial firm Bitcoin Suisse has added gold, silver, and platinum to its platform, allowing users to trade the precious metals against both bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH), as well as five other major fiat currencies. The precious metal ... read more.
Leading Australian Regulated Micro-Investing App Adds Bitcoin Option for Investors
Popular demand for cryptocurrency has prompted Australia's leading micro-investing platform Raiz (formerly Acorns) to add a bitcoin investment option. Individual investors can round up their spare change and regularly invest in a bitcoin investment portfolio. Leading Australian Micro-Investing App Now ... read more.
Cryptocurrencies Spread 4X Faster in Undeveloped Countries: Blockchain Analysis Report
During the month of April, the blockchain project Onfo initiated an experiment to see how fast crypto assets can gain popularity in four different countries. The team’s findings discovered that cryptocurrencies spread four times faster in developing nations as opposed ... read more.
Grayscale: Central Bank Digital Currencies Will ‘Neither Replace nor Harm Scarce, Uncompromising Bitcoin’
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) pose no threat to Bitcoin's value proposition, instead, they will spur its growth toward mass adoption. In a new report, Grayscale Investments said CBDCs will never replace BTC because unlike the top cryptocurrency, they can ... read more.
The Many Facts Pointing to Adam Back Being Satoshi
During the last year, news.Bitcoin.com created a series that shows the many facts that point to certain individuals who might just be Satoshi Nakamoto and it’s been a popular run so far. Our series has covered nearly everyone, but there ... read more.
JPMorgan to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit for Overcharging Crypto Fees
JPMorgan Chase has reportedly agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a crypto class-action lawsuit. Originally filed in 2018, the suit alleges that the bank overcharged customers for buying cryptocurrencies using Chase credit cards, classifying the purchases as cash advances. ... read more.
Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Buys Over 1.5 Times Total BTC Mined Since Halving
Grayscale Investments has purchased more than 1.5 times the number of bitcoins mined since the third Bitcoin halving for its bitcoin trust. This indicates that there is a strong institutional demand for the cryptocurrency, which is expected to grow significantly ... read more.
South Korea to Start Taxing Bitcoin Profits in 2021
South Korea will start taxing profits from bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies next year, according to local media reports. The taxation will also apply to bitcoin mining operations and income from initial coin offerings, should it be approved by Parliament. ... read more.
Bitpay Has 'No Current Plans' to Support Liquid or the Lightning Network
According to Bitpay’s Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Zielke, onchain bitcoin payments still rule the roost as far as payments are concerned. Zielke detailed that at least in the near future, Bitpay won’t be supporting the Lightning Network or Blockstream’s Liquid ... read more.
Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash
Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20 ... read more.
Bitcoin Fees Fall 60% While Transaction Count Declines
Bitcoin (BTC) average transaction fees dropped by nearly 60% in the last week, as the number of transactions queuing up to be processed on the network eased. According to data from Bitinfocharts, the cost of making a transaction over the ... read more.
China Passes Law Protecting Cryptocurrency Inheritance
China has passed the country's long-awaited civil code which expands the scope of inheritance rights to include cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. Inherited cryptocurrencies will be protected under the new law. Meanwhile, several Chinese courts have recently ruled that bitcoin and ... read more.
American Panic Led to the Creation and Expansion of the Corrupt Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System was created after the “Panic of 1907” and ever since its inception in 1913, the Fed is one of the most powerful modern central banks in the world. Moreover, the Fed has always been either celebrated ... read more.
Amid Youtube Censorship, Individuals Flock to Decentralized Video Sharing Apps Like Lbry.tv
In mid-May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on one of our mining pool videos being censored and banned from the video-sharing platform Youtube. The report had shown how Youtube has been censoring videos for a long time now, and the CEO specifically told ... read more.
With Riots Erupting in US Cities, Using Tools of Peaceful Protest Can be More Meaningful
During the last six days, America has been feeling the wrath of a myriad of protests and riots in nearly every major city across the nation. The U.S. is experiencing an uprising like never before, but some of the protests ... read more.
UK Government Seizes $185 Million From Dormant Bank Accounts for Crisis Relief
The UK government is seizing funds in dormant bank accounts worth approximately $185 million to fund its coronavirus relief efforts. So far, 30 banks have been voluntarily transferring money from dormant accounts to the government, including HSBC, Barclays, Clydesdale, Credit ... read more.