European Bitcoin Exchange Hacked for $1.4 Million, Claims It Cannot Afford to Repay Users
2gether, a Spanish cryptocurrency trading platform, has been hacked for about $1.4 million and company executives claim that they do not have the money to repay customers. Chief executive officer Ramon Ferraz Estrada said over the course of several tweets ... read more.
Government-Owned Swiss Bank Launching Crypto Trading and Custody Services
Basler Kantonalbank (BKB), Switzerland's eighth-largest bank, is getting into crypto through its subsidiary, Bank Cler. Owned by the Swiss Canton of Basel-City, BKB has total assets of approximately $49 billion. Swiss Canton Bank Launching Crypto Services Local Swiss government-owned commercial ... read more.
Government Official Updates Progress of India's Cryptocurrency Law
A government official has reportedly confirmed that a "note" regarding the legal framework for cryptocurrency in India has been forwarded to related ministries for inter-ministerial discussions. It would then be presented to the cabinet for approval. Status of Indian Crypto ... read more.
Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 Worldwide
The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and the United Kingdom. Nearly 9,000 ... read more.
South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations
FX Choice, a forex and crypto trading company, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level marketing scam. The company says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a firm that ... read more.
Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says 'Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent'
This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts are still focused on the severe flooding in China during the 2020 monsoon season. The flooding has already displaced millions of Chinese citizens and skeptics are concerned about the vast number of bitcoin miners located in ... read more.
Crypto Derivatives Set New Records, ETH Futures Set All-Time Highs, CME Open Interest Spikes
Digital currency derivatives have been on fire during the last two weeks as ethereum futures volumes touched an all-time high on Sunday. The popular derivatives trading platform Deribit saw 1.9 million ETH contracts traded and CME Group is now the ... read more.
Ripple Says Over-The-Counter XRP Sales Soared 1,700% to $33 Million in Q2
Ripple has reported that over-the-counter sales of its XRP digital currency soared 1,760% to $32.55 million during the second quarter of this year. That figure compares with sales of $1.75 million posted the previous quarter, according to an earnings release ... read more.
S2F Price Model Suggests Bitcoin Price Hits $100K - Author Claims Model Is Perfectly on Track
The author of the controversial bitcoin stock-to-flow (S2F) price model said that at current prices the S2F model is “perfectly on track.” S2F shows the price could hit around $30,000 by the year’s end and by August 2021 prices could ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split
With a touch more than three months left until the next Bitcoin Cash upgrade, crypto proponents have been witnessing a new quarrel rise after last year’s contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). This time around, the tensions derive from the Difficulty ... read more.
Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Trading Tops $95 Million as Sub-Saharan Africa Records All Time High
Weekly peer-to-peer bitcoin trading volumes topped $95 million globally with several countries recording new all-time highs for the year. The record trading volumes coincided with the most bullish week for cryptocurrencies with bitcoin (BTC) briefly trading above $12,000. As data ... read more.
Bitcoin P2P Trading Soars in India as New Exchange Launches
Bitcoin P2P trading volume in India has been growing rapidly, hitting record highs over the past weeks. Meanwhile, a new P2P trading platform has launched in India as the crypto industry awaits the government's decision on a cryptocurrency law. P2P ... read more.
SEC Looking to Buy a Blockchain Forensics Tool That Analyzes Smart Contracts
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for a blockchain forensics tool to help it analyze smart contracts. In a call for bids to software companies on July 30, the regulator said that the tool must be able ... read more.
US Congressmen Want IRS to Balance Taxation and Innovation in the Cryptocurrency Space
A bipartisan quartet of US congressmen wants the IRS taxation policy not to dissuade taxpayers from participating in blockchain token staking. These politicians believe America's ingenuity can help drive this promising staking technology. The four congressmen are Bill Foster (D) ... read more.
$5.6 Million Double Spent: ETC Team Finally Acknowledges the 51% Attack on Network
The Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain network lost $5.6 million to one miner following a 51% attack initially thought to be a chain split. During the attack, the offending miner managed to double-spend 807,260 ETC ($5.6 million) after spending 17.5 BTC ... read more.
Accused of Spreading FUD Zeus Capital Doubles Down on Chainlink Pump and Dump Claims
Zeus Capital LLP has released a new report reiterating its earlier stance that Chainlink is a giant pump and dump scheme. This new report comes after the little known asset management and research firm took flak for attacking Chainlink's token ... read more.
Testimony From Craig Wright's Ex-Wife Throws a Twist in the Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit
On June 30, a jury trial was scheduled for the notorious Kleiman v. Wright lawsuit on October 13. Now a recent filing from the plaintiffs notes that when Craig Wright’s ex-wife Lynn Wright recently testified, she revealed a number of ... read more.
Bitmain Delays Delivery of Bitcoin Miners as Co-Founders Battle for Company Control
Bitmain has delayed shipments of its Antminer bitcoin mining machines by three months, as the tussle between co-founders, Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan Ketuan, for control of the company intensifies. According to a post on Bitmain's official Wechat account, the ... read more.
Grayscale Investments' Ethereum Trust Filed With the SEC to Obtain Reporting Status
The digital currency asset manager Grayscale told investors on Thursday that the firm has publicly filed a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the company’s Ethereum Trust. The recent filing is voluntary and ... read more.
BTC Averages Over 1 Million Active Addresses as ETH Transaction Fees Hit $2M Daily
Bitcoin averaged over a million daily active addresses in the past week for the first time since January 2018. The growing usage metrics add to evidence of a rising bull market. According to data compiled by Coin Metrics, ethereum might ... read more.
Bitcoin Ownership Steadily Shifts From Whales to Small Investors, Data Shows
The amount of bitcoin held by small investors has more than doubled in the past five years as so-called whale holdings declined by an almost similar margin during the same period. According to new data from Glassnode, the percentage of ... read more.
Only Bitcoin Outpaces G4 Central Bank Balance Sheet Growth
Investment strategist Raoul Pal says bitcoin is the only asset with a growth rate that outpaced that of G4 central bank balance sheets. Pal says G4 central bank balance sheets have grown much faster than traditional safe-haven assets like gold. ... read more.
German Authorities Confiscate $30 Million in Bitcoin From Pirate Movie Site
German authorities, with the help of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), have confiscated about $30 million in bitcoin from an operator of a pirate movie website. An unspecified amount of bitcoin cash was also seized. Bitcoin and Bitcoin ... read more.
Reports Claim UK’s Financial Conduct Authority 'Pressurized' to Remove Onecoin Scam Warning
A recent episode of the popular BBC Sounds podcast the “Missing Cryptoqueen” has shown the public a very interesting view of the powerful Onecoin Ponzi. According to two witnesses the BBC interviewed, a London law firm and a reputation management ... read more.
Blockchain Analytics Show Altcoins 2x More Prominent in East Asia Compared to North America
On August 6, the blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis published a report that analyzes cryptocurrency trends across various regions worldwide. According to the statistics, North America purchases and holds more bitcoin than any other region. Bitcoin also accounts for the largest ... read more.