US Consumers Flock To the First Mastercard Branded BitPay Card
New data from BitPay shows that American consumers are flocking to load the first Mastercard branded BitPay card with top digital assets. The popular cryptocurrency payment services provider debuted the new card in June 2020 and the company’s transactions reached ... read more.
Mad Money's Jim Cramer 'Fixated' on Buying Bitcoin, Fears Massive Inflation
Jim Cramer, the Mad Money host and The Street co-founder, said he is "fixated" on needing to own bitcoin because he fears a "massive amount of inflation." While he owns "so much gold," he is adamant about leaving a bitcoin ... read more.
Nasdaq-Listed Microstrategy Raises Bitcoin Holdings to $425 Million After Second Purchase
Billion-dollar public company Microstrategy Inc. has bought 16,796 more bitcoins. The company has purchased a total of 38,250 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase price of $425 million. Microstrategy's Bitcoin Investments Microstrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR) has bought more bitcoin, CEO Michael ... read more.
Forex Strapped Nigeria Designates Crypto Assets as Securities
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria has designated crypto assets as securities as the authorities step up efforts to regulate Africa’s largest cryptocurrency market. The SEC says the classification of crypto assets for regulation is consistent with the ... read more.
US Company Accepts Bitcoin Payments for Luxury Planes, as $40M Gulfstream Jet Goes on Sale
Aviatrade Inc., a New Jersey-based aircraft sales company, is now accepting bitcoin as a means of payment for its range of multi-million dollar luxury jets. Philip Rushton, president of Aviatrade, told news.Bitcoin.com that the first plane available for purchase via ... read more.
49 US States Unveil Unified Regulation for Cryptocurrency Firms
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors, representing regulators from all U.S. states and territories, has launched a new regulatory framework for payments and cryptocurrency companies. One Set of Rules for All US States Regulators in 49 U.S. states have agreed ... read more.
Hydra's 'Complex Drug Delivery System' in Russia Overshadows Western Darknet Markets
On September 14, the blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis reported on the infamous Russian darknet marketplace (DNM) known as Hydra and noted the DNM is Eastern Europe’s “sixth-largest service by volume in the region.” Moreover, the report also reveals that Hydra ... read more.
'You Are Not Anonymous on Tor' - Study Shows Privacy Network Offers Superficial Anonymity
Privacy advocates are growing leery of the Tor network these days, as recently published research has shown a great number of network’s exit relays are compromised. Furthermore, on September 15, the Hacker Factor Blog published a new Tor report that ... read more.
Switchere: Buy Crypto with CC, Pay with Local Banks, Swap and Sell Coins Online
Presently, the crypto market is witnessing an incredible growth and massive adoption worldwide. Digital transformation and tokenization give freedom to deployment of cryptocurrencies in everyday life. However, one thing worth careful considering is how to choose a trustworthy online crypto ... read more.
Kiss' Gene Simmons Tweets Cryptic Message About His Bitcoin Plans
Rock band Kiss' lead singer Gene Simmons has tweeted a cryptic message about bitcoin in response to a discussion on making cryptocurrency accessible to the masses. Simmons previously said he was interested in bitcoin, noting that its price goes up ... read more.
UK Mulls Over Negative Interest Rates, US to Keep Near Zero Rates for Years
The Bank of England is now seriously considering implementing negative interest rates while the U.S. Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates near zero for years. Some analysts say even the Fed will soon consider negative interest rates. Meanwhile, ... read more.
East Asia Dominates World's Onchain Crypto Activity, Europe and North America Trail Behind
Crypto activity continues to flourish worldwide, according to a new cryptocurrency adoption index published by the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis. The researchers compile onchain digital currency retail value transferred, onchain crypto deposits, peer-to-peer exchange volume, and other types of methodology. ... read more.
NFT Digital Art That Changes With Bitcoin Price Volatility Sold for Record $101,000
Matt Kane's "Right Place & Right Time," a non-fungible token (NFT) digital artwork that changes every day with the bitcoin price volatility, claims the artist, has been sold for a record 262 ether or $101,100 on blockchain platform Async Art. ... read more.