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.
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.
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.
New York Regulator Fast-Tracks 10 Cryptocurrencies
The New York State Department of Financial Services has created a Greenlist of pre-approved cryptocurrencies for custody service and listing. Meanwhile, crypto-friendly SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, also known as Crypto Mom, has been confirmed for another term at the commission. ... read more.
Goldman Sachs Cryptocurrency: Possible Collaboration With JPMorgan and Facebook
Goldman Sachs is considering creating its own cryptocurrency. Having recently appointed a new head of digital assets, the company indicated a possible collaboration with other companies, including JPMorgan and Facebook. JPMorgan has created the JPM coin and Facebook has proposed ... read more.
South Korea's Largest Bank Unveils Bitcoin Custody Services
KB Kookmin Bank (KB), the largest commercial bank in South Korea, has agreed a deal with blockchain venture fund Hashed and crypto exchange Cumberland Korea to offer bitcoin custody services. In January, the government-owned bank filed its trademark application for ... read more.
Brian Tockey: Bitcoin, Regression Theorem, and Defining Money
It’s relatively common to see the regression theorem being mentioned in economic discussion, especially when it comes to whether or not something is money. This is surprising because the regression theorem has absolutely nothing to do with money or the ... read more.
Nasdaq-Listed Company Sued for Backing $2 Billion Loans With 83 Tons of Fake Gold
The Nasdaq-listed company that allegedly used 83 tons of fake gold bars as collateral to secure loans worth about $2 billion from multiple financial institutions in China is now in default and facing several class-action lawsuits. $2 Billion Fake Gold ... read more.
Wirex Launching in US After Receiving State Money Transmission License
Wirex has received its first money transmission license in the U.S., where the company is now gearing up to launch its "next-gen cryptocurrency platform linked to a spending card." US Expansion Wirex announced Friday that it has received its first ... read more.
Chainlink Price Jumped More Than 45% in 48 Hours and 440% in Twelve Months
Chainlink's token surged more than 45% from $9.53 to $14.09 between Friday and Sunday data shows. The surge saw chainlink's (LINK) market capitalization shooting to $5.12 billion which makes it the sixth most capitalized token, just ahead of cardano (ADA). ... read more.
Year-End Gold and Bitcoin Price Predictions from Regular Everyday People
Just recently, news.Bitcoin.com talked to a number of individuals and asked them to let us know what they think the price of bitcoin and gold will be by the year’s end. Rather than leveraging the typical predictions from experts, executives, ... read more.
Non-fungible Digital Artwork Sale Shatters Records, 'Picasso’s Bull' NFT Sells for $55K
During the first week of July, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the growing sales of non-fungible token artwork being sold on marketplaces like Opensea, Nifty Gateway, and Makerplace. Just recently, the NFT market Nifty Gateway broke records selling a piece of digital ... read more.
Federal Reserve's Expected Inflation Ramp-Up Drives Institutional Investors to Hedge With Bitcoin
The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to ramp up inflation by keeping interest rates low. As the U.S. dollar falls sharply and gold's price soars, institutional investors are moving their money into alternative investments, including bitcoin. Fed Policies Drive Demand ... read more.
Bitcoin Transaction Fees Soar 550% in a Month, BCH, Dash Transactions Much Cheaper
The cost of sending a transaction over the Bitcoin network rose sharply over the past month, as the price of the top cryptocurrency climbed higher. According to latest data from Bitinfocharts, the average bitcoin (BTC) transaction fee soared by as ... read more.
Chainlink Competitor Band Token Grows 300% in 7 Days Setting New ATH
BAND, the native token of the Band Protocol, has grown by more 300% in just seven days. At the at time of writing, the token traded at $14.50 against the August 3 trading price of $3.86. On August 10, the ... read more.
Passive Income via Digital Wealth: A Deep Dive Into Crypto Earning, Staking, Interest Bearing Accounts
During the last two years investment vehicles that allow crypto asset holders to gather yields have grown exponentially and anyone can make passive income with a number of avenues. Staking validators, decentralized finance (defi) lending services, and interest rate earning ... read more.
Kazakhstan Proposes 15% Tax on Bitcoin Mining to Help Combat Coronavirus
Kazakhstan has proposed legislation that would see a 15% tax imposed on bitcoin mining firms. This is part of efforts to raise money to help with the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Proposed by the country’s Ministry of Economy, the ... read more.
$4.6 Billion Under Management: Grayscale Purchased Over $100M Worth of Bitcoins Last Week
This week cryptocurrency proponents discussed the firm Grayscale Investments, as the firm purchased 9,702 bitcoins (over $110 million) in the past five days. The news follows Grayscale informing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that the Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) ... read more.
Russia Developing AI System to Monitor Cryptocurrency Transactions — Prototype Now in Use
Russia is reportedly developing a system using artificial intelligence to track and analyze transactions involving cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, dash, and monero. The system prototype has already been created and is currently being tested. This news followed the signing of ... read more.
Bitcoin and Gold Correlation Reaches Record High 70%
The prices of bitcoin and gold have reached a monthly average correlation of 70%, an all-time-high, according to data analytics firm Skew. The previous peak of just under 60% was reached earlier on in the second quarter of 2020. Skew ... read more.
Defi Project Yam Finance Sees Over $500M Locked in 24 Hours, Devs Reveal Contract Bug
A new yield farming project is all the rage this week, as the Yam Finance project saw over $460 million dollars locked into the platform in 17 hours on Tuesday. On social media and crypto-focused forums, people have been very ... read more.
Bitcoin Users Leery of Tor: 23% of the Network’s Exit Capacity Compromised
Hackers are stealing bitcoin through the large-scale use of malicious relays on the Tor network according to a newly published research report on the subject. The researcher dubbed “nusenu” said he warned people about the growing problem in December 2019 ... read more.
Australian Woman Jailed Two Years for Stealing $300,000 Worth of XRP
An Australian hacker who stole 100,000 units of the XRP cryptocurrency has been sentenced to a maximum of two years and three months in jail, local media reported. Kathryn Nguyen hacked the crypto account of a 56-year old man in ... read more.
High Fees Make BTC Less Appealing for Remittances in Africa: 'Pray Blocks Happen Quickly'
Bitcoin trading volumes are on the rise on the African continent despite the ongoing concerns about the high network fees. Data shows peer to peer bitcoin trading platforms recorded spiked growth in volumes starting in April. This was the same ... read more.