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.
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.
Swiss Savers View Cryptocurrencies as Option, Now That Bank Accounts Don’t Save Them From Inflation
Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable alternative for savers in Switzerland, according to a new poll. The Alpine nation’s crypto-friendly business climate and increasing regulatory clarity makes them a relatively easy addition to investors’ portfolios. Many Swiss people can afford ... read more.
Defi for Bitcoin: Collateral Peg Platform Provides Noncustodial BTC Lending on Ethereum
During the second week of February, a new project called tBTC was unveiled that is similar to the Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) created with the Ethereum network. However, the tBTC effort claims to be a noncustodial application that allows users to ... read more.
Market Update: Bitcoin Halving Hype, Golden Cross Signals, and GBTC's 41% Premium
Cryptocurrency markets have seen fresh gains on Wednesday after the slight pullback that started two days prior. Most of the top 10 digital currencies by market cap have gained between 4-8% and the entire market valuation of all cryptos has ... read more.
Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling
A report published February 7 and authored in part by Blockstream researcher Christian Decker found that the BTC Lightning Network is "evolving towards an increasingly centralised architecture." Proponents of LN say this is not a problem, and even critics of ... read more.
Voluntary Financing: Bitcoin Cash Devs Reveal Noncustodial Funding App Flipstarter
On February 15, a user on the read.cash blog site announced the development of a new Bitcoin Cash fundraising project called Flipstarter.cash. The developers behind the platform highlighted the recent questions people have been asking about voluntary funding of the ... read more.