Report: Blockchain Patents 'Skyrocket' in 2020, Alibaba Owns the Most Crypto Patents
A study from the team at Kisspatent shows that Alibaba Group is the largest blockchain patent holder in 2020 capturing 10x the number of patents held by IBM. The report notes that blockchain patents “are skyrocketing” this year and so ... read more.
Market Outlook: Bitcoin Breaks $11K, Whales Refuse to Sell, Downside Risk Remains
The price of bitcoin jumped above the $11k threshold on Saturday morning and into the afternoon, after hovering above the $10,900 range the day prior. The entire crypto-economy of 7,600+ coins has gained 2.29% during the last 24 hours touching ... read more.
Brazen Nigerian Crypto Scam Inksnation Still Operational Three Months After Regulator Warning
One of Nigeria’s most brazen crypto scams, Inksnation remains operational and still invites new investors some three months after the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deemed its activities illegal. The SEC has previously warned Nigerians against investing with the ... read more.
5 Major Banks Exposed for Moving Trillions for Mobsters, Onecoin, and Drug Cartels
According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), five major global banks have been exposed funneling trillions of dollars in criminal funds in the recently leaked FinCEN Files. The massive leak is 2,100 documents spanning from 2000 to 2017 ... read more.
Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected - 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on Friday
Markets are expected to be volatile this week, as a great number of bitcoin and ethereum options are set to expire this Friday. Data shows more than 87,000 bitcoin options will expire and 77% of the action is held on ... read more.
Iran Grants Bitcoin Miners Exclusive Access To Electricity at Three Power Plants
Iran has granted bitcoin miners exclusive access to electricity generated from three power plants for their mining activities, according to state power utility Thermal Power Plant Holding Company (TPPH). Mohsen Tarztalab, managing director of TPPH, told a local news agency ... read more.
Leaked Data Outs Bitcoin Investment Company as Scam: Founders Deny the Allegations
A South African group calling itself "Anonymous ZA" has published fresh information that seemingly supports long-standing allegations that Mirror Trading International (MTI), an ostensible bitcoin investment company, is running a multi-level marketing scam. The new information, which was reportedly obtained ... read more.
Bitcoin ATMs Surpass 10,100 Worldwide: Expert Shares Industry Outlook
The bitcoin ATM industry has reached a milestone as the number of machines installed worldwide has surpassed 10,000 after seven years since the first machine was installed. There are now 10,162 bitcoin ATM locations spread across 71 countries. Number of ... read more.
EU to Launch Comprehensive Crypto Regulation by 2024: Report
The European Union is planning to implement comprehensive cryptocurrency regulation by 2024, two EU reports have reportedly revealed. This follows five European finance ministers calling on the European Commission to put in place "very strong and very clear rules" on ... read more.
Execs Managing $78B in Assets Say Institutional Investors Plan to Allocate More Cryptocurrencies
New research from the digital currency insurance firm, Evertas, shows that a surveyed group of investors managing roughly $78 billion in collective assets believes that during the next five years, institutional investors will “dramatically” increase their crypto asset holdings. This ... read more.
Tokenized BTC Crosses $1B Notional: Ethereum Cements Role as Bitcoin's Main Sidechain
Years ago when the Bitcoin network started suffering from higher fees and congestion, a number of bitcoiners advocated the use of sidechains in order to relieve the main chain’s duties. However, they didn't realize that the Ethereum network would solidify ... read more.
SBTC Plummets by 99% as Devs Announce Dissolution of Token
The price of SBTC plunged by nearly 98% in just over an hour on September 21 as devs announced the dissolution of the token. The dissolution announcement came more than a month after the token reached an all-time high of ... read more.
Canadian Regulated Cryptocurrency Exchange Wealthsimple Begins Trading
Following the regulatory sandbox approval by Canadian regulators, Wealthsimple announced that it has launched "Canada's first regulated crypto platform." The new crypto exchange is regulated by the federal government as well as regulators in 13 provinces and territories in Canada. ... read more.
Cryptocurrency ETF by Nasdaq and Hashdex Approved to List on Bermuda Stock Exchange
A cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) by Nasdaq and Brazilian fund manager Hashdex has reportedly been approved to trade on the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Hashdex says the new cryptocurrency investment product tracks the Nasdaq Crypto Index. Hashdex Says ETF Will Track ... read more.
A Deep Dive Into Polkadot and How DOT Became a Top Ten Crypto Contender
Just recently a new project called Polkadot joined the top ten crypto coin list almost immediately after the project officially launched. Today, the Polkadot network is the sixth-largest blockchain in terms of market capitalization. The blockchain is considered an Ethereum ... read more.
BCH Hash Watch: Majority of Miners Signal BCHN, Coinex Exchange Announces Futures
Bitcoin Cash proponents have recently noticed that the last 612 blocks or more than 61% of the last 1,000 blocks have been mined using BCHN, according to Coin Dance statistics. Moreover, data also shows that 82% of Bitcoin Cash hashpower ... read more.
Venezuela Passes Law Legalizing Crypto Mining, Forces Miners to Join National Mining Pool
Reports say Venezuela has now legalized bitcoin mining following the decree recently issued by the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip). As part of the new regulations, all entities and individuals interested in legally mining bitcoin and ... read more.