Grayscale: Central Bank Digital Currencies Will ‘Neither Replace nor Harm Scarce, Uncompromising Bitcoin’
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) pose no threat to Bitcoin's value proposition, instead, they will spur its growth toward mass adoption. In a new report, Grayscale Investments said CBDCs will never replace BTC because unlike the top cryptocurrency, they can ... read more.
JPMorgan to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Lawsuit for Overcharging Crypto Fees
JPMorgan Chase has reportedly agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a crypto class-action lawsuit. Originally filed in 2018, the suit alleges that the bank overcharged customers for buying cryptocurrencies using Chase credit cards, classifying the purchases as cash advances. ... read more.
Bitcoin Hashrate Bounces Back- 2x the Mining Pools, Farm Diversification, 100 Exahash
Around 18 days ago, the Bitcoin protocol experienced it’s third block reward halving and the network saw a 33% hashrate loss. Since then, however, bitcoin miners have increased in both number and hashpower, as the network has seen a 15-20 ... read more.
Bitcoin Fees Fall 60% While Transaction Count Declines
Bitcoin (BTC) average transaction fees dropped by nearly 60% in the last week, as the number of transactions queuing up to be processed on the network eased. According to data from Bitinfocharts, the cost of making a transaction over the ... read more.
China Passes Law Protecting Cryptocurrency Inheritance
China has passed the country's long-awaited civil code which expands the scope of inheritance rights to include cryptocurrency, such as bitcoin. Inherited cryptocurrencies will be protected under the new law. Meanwhile, several Chinese courts have recently ruled that bitcoin and ... read more.
American Panic Led to the Creation and Expansion of the Corrupt Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System was created after the “Panic of 1907” and ever since its inception in 1913, the Fed is one of the most powerful modern central banks in the world. Moreover, the Fed has always been either celebrated ... read more.
With Riots Erupting in US Cities, Using Tools of Peaceful Protest Can be More Meaningful
During the last six days, America has been feeling the wrath of a myriad of protests and riots in nearly every major city across the nation. The U.S. is experiencing an uprising like never before, but some of the protests ... read more.
UK Government Seizes $185 Million From Dormant Bank Accounts for Crisis Relief
The UK government is seizing funds in dormant bank accounts worth approximately $185 million to fund its coronavirus relief efforts. So far, 30 banks have been voluntarily transferring money from dormant accounts to the government, including HSBC, Barclays, Clydesdale, Credit ... read more.
Amid Youtube Censorship, Individuals Flock to Decentralized Video Sharing Apps Like Lbry.tv
In mid-May, news.Bitcoin.com reported on one of our mining pool videos being censored and banned from the video-sharing platform Youtube. The report had shown how Youtube has been censoring videos for a long time now, and the CEO specifically told ... read more.
Market Update: Bullish Bitcoin S2F Chart, 6-Digit Prices, Liquidations Prime Crypto Values
The price of bitcoin and a number of cryptocurrencies have been sliding downward in value during the last 72 hours, after bitcoin touched a high of $9,700 on May 30, 2020. On Monday, June 1, the price is up 0.06% ... read more.
US Law Enforcement Promises $5M for the Capture of Venezuela's Superintendent of Cryptocurrencies
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has put out a bounty for $5 million for the arrest and conviction of Venezuela’s superintendent of cryptocurrency. Joselit de la Trinidad Ramirez Camacho is now added to America’s ... read more.
Travala Sees 205% Jump in Booking Revenue as Travel Demand Returns — 60% Paid With Cryptocurrencies
Crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala has reported booking growth as demand for travel returns despite continued coronavirus crisis and extended lockdowns in many places. Its booking revenue in May soared 205% and 60% of all bookings were paid with cryptocurrencies. ... read more.
Crypto Firm Uquid Launches Marketplace- 30,000 Digital Products, Bitcoin Cash Support
On May 28, 2020, the digital currency and blockchain company Uquid has announced that the Uquid Shop is now live and accepting cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash for payments. The team at Uquid has dubbed the market the “world’s biggest digital ... read more.
US Turmoil and Negative Interest Rates - Billionaire Michael Novogratz Says 'Watch Gold and Bitcoin'
For the first time since October 2019, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell admitted to leveraging quantitative easing (QE) tactics. Powell explained on Friday, the central bank is now comfortable with leveraging QE on a regular basis. Furthermore, the Fed is ... read more.
Bitmain Unveils Cheaper T19 Bitcoin Miner to Regain Lost Market Share
Bitmain on Monday released the Antminer T19, a cheaper bitcoin mining machine, in an effort to regain lost market share. The Beijing-based company said the Antminer T19 has computing power or hashrate of 84 terahash per second (TH/s) and power ... read more.
2 Swiss Banks Launch Cryptocurrency Trading and Custody After Gaining Regulatory Approval
Switzerland's financial regulator, FINMA, has approved two Zurich-based banks to offer a range of cryptocurrency services, including trading and custody. Maerki Baumann Bank subsequently announced the launch of its trading platform for major cryptocurrencies while Incore Bank is offering a ... read more.
Hackers Move Another $800K in BTC Stolen From the 2016 Bitfinex Breach
Another $800,000 worth of bitcoin from the Bitfinex hack of four years ago has been moved to an unknown wallet. Whale Alert reports that hackers transferred 77.64 bitcoin (BTC) on Tuesday, which amounts to $797,000 at the time the alert ... read more.
Bitcoin's Flash Rally to $10,400 was "Fake", Short the Cryptocurrency, Warns Renowned Trader Bollinger
Long time trader John Bollinger has warned that bitcoin's flash rally to over $10,400 on Monday was fake, adding that losses might be on the way. "This is a Head Fake at the upper Bollinger Band for $btcusd," tweeted Bollinger, ... read more.
US Government Prediction: Economy Faces 10-Year Recovery, $8 Trillion Loss From Coronavirus
The U.S. Congressional Budget Office has projected that the coronavirus crisis will cost the U.S. economy about $8 trillion. Many factors play a part in shrinking the economy, such as business closures, social distancing measures, consumer spending, a drop in ... read more.
Despite Russia's Confusing Crypto Laws, P2P Bitcoin Trade Volumes Soar
Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency trading data shows digital assets like bitcoin are growing extremely popular in Russia, despite the State Duma’s opinions and regulations aimed at crypto assets. On Monday, the Russian government published a draft version of litigation mandates called “On ... read more.
US Regulators Target Bitcoin ATMs: 88% of the Funds Exit the Country via Machines
Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract "greater...regulatory focus" in a bid to rein-in alleged cross-border illicit ... read more.