Study: Exchanges Accepted $1.3 Billion in Bitcoin Stemming from ‘High-Risk Addresses’
A recently published report from the research and analysis firm Peckshield indicates that during the last two quarters of 2020, cryptocurrency exchanges accepted 147,000 BTC ($1.3 billion) from high-risk addresses. During the last few years, blockchain research and surveillance firms … read more.
Grayscale Crypto Investments Add Nearly $1 Billion in Q2 — Bitcoin Trust Posts Record Quarter
Grayscale Investments has posted a record quarterly performance, having added almost $1 billion, which nearly doubled its previous quarterly high. 84% of the investments were from institutional investors. The cumulative investment across all of its crypto products has reached $2.6 … read more.
Bitcoin Investor Sues IRS for Unlawful Seizure of Financial Records at 3 Crypto Exchanges
Bitcoin investor Jim Harper has sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), its commissioner, and a number of federal agents. He alleged that they unlawfully seized his private financial information from three cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitcoin Investor vs. IRS Bitcoin investor … read more.
Miner Hoards: Q2 Bitcoin Mining Supply Outflow Touches 12-Month Low
Onchain data shows that bitcoin miners are hoarding despite the 50% loss in revenue that started on May 11, during the third reward halving. The seven-day average of bitcoin miners’ outflow volume and mining funds sent to exchanges remains significantly … read more.
Report Shows Bitcoin’s Covid-19 Recovery Stronger Than Other Markets With Zero Intervention
The response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been ruthless on the global economy and during the last six months, traditional stocks and commodities have felt extreme market volatility. Coinshares published a comprehensive report this week in regard to how bitcoin … read more.
Report Cuts China’s Bitcoin Mining Capacity to 50% of World Total, Raises US’ to 14%
A new report by crypto research company Bitooda claims that China accounts for only 50% of global Bitcoin mining capacity, and the U.S. 14%. The data is in sharp contrast with earlier findings from the University of Cambridge Centre for … read more.
Venezuela Bans Bitcoin Mining Operations in the Country’s Public Housing Sector
According to the Venezuelan Minister of Habitat and Housing, the government has banned mining operations in any low-income neighborhoods with subsidized housing. Ildemaro Villarroel told the public the restrictions are due to “high power consumption” in those areas. The United … read more.
Canadian Regulator Accuses Coinsquare of Market Manipulation With Wash Trades Worth 590K BTC
The Ontario Securities Commission has started a proceeding against cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare and its executives. The Canadian regulator has accused the company of market manipulation, with 840,000 wash trades worth approximately 590,000 bitcoins, representing 90% of the exchange’s reported trading … read more.
News.Bitcoin.com Lead Writer Jamie Redman Named One of the Best Crypto Bloggers
Lead Writer at News.Bitcoin.com, Jamie Redman has made Redeeem.com’s list of twelve influential go-to crypto bloggers. Redeeem says the list comprises names behind some of the most informative crypto news articles. In its citation, Redeeem says Jamie Redman, who is … read more.
$6M Worth of Tether on the Bitcoin Cash Chain Highlights the Benefits of SLP Tokens
During the first week of July, crypto supporters noticed that Tether issued 1,010 stablecoins via the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) framework on Bitcoin Cash. Now there’s a much larger amount of SLP-based tethers in circulation as the company has minted … read more.
Google, Facebook, Twitter Face Class-Action Lawsuit for Banning Crypto Ads
Cryptocurrency businesses are taking Google, Facebook, and Twitter to court in a class-action lawsuit that could cost the social media giants $300 billion. The plaintiffs say that their businesses have been hurt by Google, Facebook, and Twitter banning crypto ads … read more.
Bitcoin Security 101: How to Create a 2 of 2 Multi-Signature BCH Wallet
In the world of cryptocurrencies, there’s a lot of discussions and lessons when it comes to digital asset security and one of them is multisig wallets. The term multisig stands for multi-signature and the following post will teach anyone how … read more.
Crypto Social Network ‘Minds’ Sees Users Flock From Twitter and Facebook Over Privacy Concerns
Crypto social media platform Minds has been garnering users who are concerned about their privacy, according to the company’s CEO. The open-source platform, seen as an alternative to Facebook or Twitter, awards users with cryptocurrency for engagement. Crypto Social Network … read more.
German Court Rules to Limit Authorities’ Access to People’s Data
The German constitutional court has ruled that the police and intelligence officials have too much access to people’s personal mobile phone and internet data. A win for privacy activists, the court has directed the government to amend applicable laws to … read more.
142 Million Guests: Hackers Attempt to Sell MGM Grand Data Dump for Cryptocurrency
Last year the giant resort firm MGM Grand was hacked and the cybercriminals ostensibly obtained a massive dump of names, addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth. Now according to vendors on the deep web, hackers have been trying to … read more.
Wirex Approved to Issue Mastercard-Backed Bitcoin Debit Cards
Mastercard said Monday it had granted Wirex principal membership status, becoming the “first” native cryptocurrency outfit to do so. The membership allows Wirex, a London-based digital payments firm, to issue payment cards directly to consumers, making it easier for people … read more.
Analysts Claim Bitcoin’s 76 Day Stability ‘Bullish’: Hash Ribbons Cross and 2016 Patterns
The price of bitcoin has been very stable lately, and the crypto asset has been trading in a less volatile range just above $9k per coin for 76 consecutive days. After the third halving, the price of bitcoin has also … read more.
Russia Shelves Plans to Criminalize Bitcoin Transactions – For Now
Russia has dropped plans to criminalize bitcoin transactions – for now, according to local media reports. The Digital Financial Assets Bill (DFA), due to be read for the second time in the Russian parliament – or State Duma – on … read more.
Telecom Argentina S.A Hit by Major Ransomware Attack, Criminals Demand $7.5M Worth of Monero
Telecom Argentina S.A has been hit by a ransomware attack and the cyber-criminals are demanding $7.5 million paid in the privacy coin monero. The Spanish language site, elperiodista.com quotes anonymous employees stating that the attack started last Wednesday. Initially thought … read more.
Y Curve Interest Rates Reach 2,000%, Assets Under Management Grows Tenfold After Token Launch
Depositors to the Y Curve decentralized finance (defi) pool received as much as 2,000% in interest this Saturday and about 600% (annualized) for the entire day. Before this increase, liquidity providers had been earning an aggregate rate of 10.58%. The … read more.
Grayscale Investments’ Bitcoin Cash Trust Approved for Public Trading
Grayscale Investments’ Bitcoin Cash Trust and Litecoin Trust have been approved by the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for public quotations. The two add to Grayscale’s four existing publicly traded investment products: Bitcoin Trust, Ethereum Trust, Ethereum Classic Trust, … read more.
New Satoshi Stash Estimate Claims Creator Mined $10.5B Worth of Bitcoin
On Monday, the blockchain trackers and researchers from Whale Alert published a new research report about the infamous fortune allegedly owned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Researchers estimate that Bitcoin’s creator possibly mined coins up to block 54,316, capturing 1,125,150 BTC or … read more.
Third Anniversary of Bitcoin Cash Highlights a Myriad of Network Improvements
In twelve days the Bitcoin Cash community will celebrate the third anniversary of the 2017 fork that happened on August 1. Since then, a number of changes have happened during the last three years and the following editorial will discuss … read more.
Here’s How to Check If a Bitcoin Address Is a Scam
With the rapid rise in the number of bitcoin scams, there are easy ways to check if a bitcoin address has been reported as being used by scammers, such as in fake bitcoin giveaways. You can also easily report any … read more.
Dr Seuss Crypto Collectibles to Feature Cat in the Hat, Lorax, Horton, the Grinch
Dr. Seuss’ characters will be crypto collectibles due to a partnership between Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Dapper Labs, the company behind Cryptokitties and the upcoming NBA Top Shot. Some of the characters that will be available include The Cat in … read more.
Ethereum’s 2020 Defi Boom Doubles Active Ether Addresses, But Fees Skyrocket
The number of active Ethereum addresses has grown aggressively in 2020 because of the decentralized finance (defi) boom. Active Ethereum addresses doubled in size leaving networks like Tron, Cardano, and EOS in the dust. There’s a lot happening in the … read more.
China’s Supreme Court Recommends Increasing Crypto Property Rights Protection
The supreme court of China has recommended increasing the legal protection of property rights, including digital currency ownership rights. The recommendations also focus on solving issues such as “the use of public power to infringe private property rights, illegal seizures, … read more.
EU Leaders Approve $2.1 Trillion Budget, US Lawmakers Expect Another Round of Covid-19 Relief Money
The world’s bureaucrats have been on a money creation spree and on July 21, the European Union approved an unprecedented $2.1 trillion coronavirus relief budget. Additionally, American leaders are in the midst of approving a new stimulus relief act amid … read more.
South Korea to Charge 20% Tax on Bitcoin Profits Under New Law
South Korea will now tax profits made from buying and selling of cryptocurrency at 20% after the government agreed to the decision on Wednesday. The decision was reached after months of debate. According to a taxation policy amendment notice released … read more.
Stablecoin Tether Set to Eclipse Bitcoin’s Daily Transaction Value
The most dominant stablecoin in the cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen some competition during the last few years, but the token tether has remained king in the face of rivalry. Just recently, a “Q2’20 review” published by the digital currency data … read more.
Philippines Now Has 16 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Approved by Central Bank
The number of regulated cryptocurrency exchanges in the Philippines has grown to 16, according to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the country’s central bank. One of the regulated exchanges has been helping the government and Unionbank to launch an app for … read more.
US Regulator Green-Lights Banks for Cryptocurrency Custody Services
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has clarified that national banks and federal savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers. The OCC sees banks providing crypto custody services as “a modern form of traditional bank … read more.
US Takes Down $25 Million Bitcoin ATM Operation, Seizes 17 Machines
The U.S. government has taken down a $25 million bitcoin ATM operation and seized 17 machines along with some cryptocurrencies. The Department of Justice says the man behind this unlicensed bitcoin ATM operation has agreed to plead guilty and is … read more.
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