US Department of Justice Is Criminalizing Onchain Privacy, Starting With Mixers
The American government’s long-running war on privacy escalated this week following the arrest of Coin Ninja’s Larry Harmon on money laundering charges. A Department of Justice statement that “seeking to obscure virtual currency transactions in this way [using mixers] is ... read more.
How to Recover Your Funds If You Lose Your Bitcoin Wallet
Losing a phone or hardware wallet containing cryptocurrency is inconvenient, but it shouldn’t be fatal. Provided you’ve backed up your private key, recovering your coins is a simple exercise. Should you find yourself in such a predicament, however, there’s a ... read more.
Bitcoin Cash Captured More Than 10% of Darknet Vendors Last Month
2019 was an interesting year for darknet markets (DNMs) and a number of marketplaces closed for a variety of reasons. Despite the closures, crypto payments on DNMs doubled for the first time in five years. Moreover, statistics from the blockchain ... read more.
Tradeblock Estimates Post-Halving Mining Cost of $12,500 per BTC
On February 7, the blockchain analytics provider Tradeblock published a report about the upcoming BTC reward halving. BTC’s block reward is expected to halve on or around May 12, 2020, and Tradeblock’s report estimates that the cost to mine BTC ... read more.
BTC’s Market Share Drops Consecutively for 14 Days - Dominance Ratio Slides to 60%
Cryptocurrency markets have been climbing higher in value as coins like BTC have gained over 19% during the last 90 days. However, many other digital assets have seen much larger gains and BTC dominance has been sliding downwards consecutively for ... read more.
Tax Rules Hit Brazilian Crypto Exchanges, Forcing Trading Platforms Out of Business
Tax regulations implemented even before dedicated legislation has been adopted have hit Brazilian cryptocurrency exchanges. Digital asset brokers failing to comply with the new reporting requirements face fines and the stricter rules are hurting smaller platforms, which are shutting down ... read more.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Gives Testimony on Cryptocurrency, New Regulations Rolling Out Soon
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave his testimony on cryptocurrency before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. Mnuchin said crypto is a "crucial area" that the Treasury has spent a lot of time on. He also talked about stablecoins and ... read more.
The Many Facts Pointing to Dorian Nakamoto Being Satoshi
In March 2014, a Newsweek columnist named Leah McGrath Goodman published a story called “The Face Behind Bitcoin.” She claimed Bitcoin's inventor was a retired physicist named Dorian Nakamoto. When Goodman arrived at Dorian’s home in California, he said he ... read more.
Steemit for Sale: Popular Crypto Blogging Platform Sold to Tron, Community Reacts
Crypto blogging platform Steemit is undergoing a big change, migrating from its own Steem blockchain to the Tron network. The struggling crypto blogging platform launched in 2016 and made waves when big name libertarian users began to make thousands of ... read more.
84 Digital Currency Patents Filed by China's Central Bank Show the Extent of Digital Yuan
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has reportedly filed 84 patents relating to its plans to launch a digital currency. The patents reveal the central bank's plans which include integrating digital currency wallets into existing retail bank accounts. The potential ... read more.
US Worried Crypto Could Undermine Dollar as World Reserve Currency, Hiring Researchers to Prepare Response
The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence has admitted that cryptocurrency could undermine the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency. The head of the U.S. Intelligence Community is seeking researchers to detail the impact of that status ... read more.
DEX Volume Soars But Bzx Exploit Raises Questions About ‘Decentralization Theatre’
As the decentralized finance juggernaut rolls inexorably forward, the exploitation of defi project Bzx – in which $350K, or around 2% of total assets was taken – has called the decentralization of the industry into doubt. The attack forced an ... read more.
Max Keiser Predicts $400,000 BTC on Alex Jones Show, Jones Compares Bitcoin to ‘Power of Fire’ From the Gods
The moment many conspiracy-minded bitcoin enthusiasts have been waiting for arrived yesterday when Info Wars muckraker Alex Jones compared bitcoin to a "power of fire" gifted from the gods to humankind. The bold commentary took place in the context of ... read more.
50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg and Nas: Celebrities Who Could Be Bitcoin Millionaires
Many celebrities have mentioned the benefits of bitcoin and leveraged the asset for certain projects. For instance, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Talib Kweli all sold albums for BTC, but when cryptocurrency prices skyrocketed, 50 Cent told the public he ... read more.
BCH Funding Debate: Btc.top Founder Suggests 2/3 Hash Vote and 6-Month Evaluation
Over the last few days, Bitcoin Cash proponents have been debating the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) after Bitcoin ABC published an announcement on implementing the plan into the upcoming software release. Again the concept was met with mixed responses and ... read more.
More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin's Next Bull Run Will Be Different
Bitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, BTC took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its ... read more.