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.
Filecoin Offering: Community Alleges Token Dumping, Tron's Justin Sun Wants the US SEC to Investigate
The recent Filecoin (FIL) token offering is creating controversy as some crypto community members are alleging that an unknown account has received 1.5 million tokens when only 500,000 were due for unlocking. According to reports, 800,000 tokens out of the ... read more.
Cryptocurrency ETFs: SEC Wants to Facilitate Tokenized Products
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants to facilitate tokenized exchange-traded funds (ETFs), according to chairman Jay Clayton. The agency is collaborating with other U.S. regulators to determine how to regulate different crypto products. SEC Open to Tokenization of ... read more.
Cashfusion Use Increased by 328%, $200M in BCH Fused and Close to 20,000 Fusions
Cashfusion, the privacy-enhancing solution for the Bitcoin Cash network is nearing its one-year anniversary and during the last four months, fusions have increased by 328.93%. The protocol recently completed a security audit and fusions are nearing 20k with close to ... read more.
FSB Report Says Stablecoins Promote Financial Inclusion: Urges Regulators to Tighten Laundering Controls
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) says stablecoins have the potential to enhance the efficiency of the provision of financial services. The body adds that the hybrid cryptocurrencies have the potential to bring efficiencies to payments (including cross-border payments) as well ... read more.
48-Hour Stimulus Deadline: US Lawmakers Race to Approve Second Stimulus Checks Before Election
Amid the intense stimulus relief aid discussion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a deadline for the White House to come to an agreement on the next stimulus package which provides a second round of stimulus checks for Americans. Meanwhile, ... read more.
Bitcoin Adoption Soars in Turkey Amid High Inflation, Lira Hitting Record Low
People in Turkey are increasingly turning to bitcoin as the local currency, the Turkish lira, recently hit another record low against the dollar. Bitcoin adoption in Turkey outshines other countries in the region. Turkey Is Regional Leader in Bitcoin Adoption ... read more.
The Great Financial Reset: IMF Managing Director Calls for a 'New Bretton Woods Moment'
As the global economy shudders from the disastrous effects of central planning, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director in Washington, DC, Kristalina Georgieva is calling for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” Georgieva spoke about the juncture on October 15, ... read more.
Rare Batman NFT Digital Art Collection Sells for Record 540 Ether
A five-piece collection of Batman digital art has sold for a combined 540.86 ether, or about $202,000, on Makersplace, a record price for non-fungible crypto artwork. The rare artwork is a collection of animations or PNG files of the Dark ... read more.
Peter Schiff's Euro Pacific Bank Under Investigation by Tax Authorities in 5 Countries
Euro Pacific Bank, founded by gold bug and bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff, is reportedly under investigation by the tax authorities of five countries. The bank's customers allegedly include several tax fraud masterminds and a Russian syndicate described by the FBI ... read more.
Monetary Stability: The IMF and Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discuss Digital Currency Implications
On Monday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report on crypto assets like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and global stablecoins (GSCs). Moreover, the IMF also hosted a virtual panel that discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments with the ... read more.
An Ethereum VR Game Featuring Atari and Care Bears Sells Plots of Virtual Land for $76K
A great number of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been selling on various marketplaces this year creating tens of thousands of dollars in NFT sales. One particular platform called The Sandbox has been selling virtual land parcels for thousands of dollars ... read more.