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.
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.
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.
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.
Currency.com Accused of Exploiting KYC to Withhold Customer Funds
Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Transaction (KYT) are ostensibly deployed by exchanges to combat money laundering. In practice, these provisions are used as an excuse to surveil, cajole, and threaten customers, who risk losing funds if they are ... read more.
Mike Bloomberg's 2020 Finance Policy Proposes Strict Bitcoin Regulations
The 2020 U.S. Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg addressed the subject of cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICO) in his recently published Financial Reform Policy. Bloomberg wants more “regulatory oversight” when it comes to this promising technology, claiming he sees “plenty ... read more.
'Central Banking Is Socialism for the 1%' - Report Cites Wealth Inequality Driven by Stimulus
For a while now, central banks like the Federal Reserve have been participating in quantitative easing (QE) practices, despite the fact they don’t like to call it QE. Following the massive dollar injections, a recent report from the wealth insights ... read more.
Regulatory Roundup: Trump's Cryptocurrency Proposals, IRS Changes Rule, China Quarantines Cash
In this roundup, we cover numerous cryptocurrency regulatory developments in the U.S., including President Trump's crypto proposals, testimonies by the Federal Reserve chairman and the Treasury secretary, a crypto-friendly SEC proposal, and the IRS changing a crypto tax rule. We ... read more.
Cannabis Buzz Harshed by Regulations, Cash Shortage While Cryptocurrency Is Ready to Light Up
Recent reports show that major marijuana companies are running out of money, and businesses in Canada are especially in danger of becoming illiquid. Major producers in the weed-friendly nation have just over 6 months of cash on hand, according to ... read more.