American Economist Stephen Roach: ‘U.S. Dollar in the Early Stages of Sharp Decent’
American economist and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Stephen Roach said on Sunday that he believes the U.S. dollar will “crash faster and harder.” Roach said similar statements during an interview back in June, and his latest commentary stresses … read more.
Onecoin Victims Join Petition Seeking Establishment of Crypto Fraud Compensation Fund
Onecoin victims have joined a consortium that wants the European Parliament to consider a petition seeking the establishment of a compensation fund. The envisioned EU-administered fund will function as an insurance kitty for current and future victims of all crypto … read more.
Venezuela’s State-Run ‘Defi’ Crypto Exchange Goes Live After Maduro’s Anti-Blockade Speech
Decentralized finance (defi) is allegedly coming to Venezuela after a recent decree from Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela. The government recently introduced a defi platform called BDVE that purportedly provides Venezuelan citizens with the … read more.
Stacking Satoshis: Leveraging Defi Applications to Earn More Bitcoin
As decentralized finance (defi) has become more popular, digital currency proponents are making money off of more than 140 yield-bearing cryptocurrencies. While most of the defi ecosystem revolves around the Ethereum network, a number of people leverage these defi applications … read more.
Interest in Bitcoin Soars in Egypt Amid Economic Crisis and Unemployment
A growing number of Egyptians are reportedly turning to bitcoin amid rising unemployment and the economic crisis. An Egyptian bitcoin community is seeing a huge spike in the number of members interested in bitcoin mining and trading. Egyptians Increasingly Attracted … read more.
Crypto for Congress: Bitcoin Sent to All Congress Members’ Campaigns
The Crypto for Congress initiative has launched. All members of Congress will be given bitcoin as campaign contributions to help them learn about cryptocurrency. The initiative is supported by Congressional Blockchain Caucus members, including pro-crypto Representatives Darren Soto and Tom … read more.
Visual Interpretation of Bitcoin’s Supply Shows the Digital Asset’s Unique Scarcity
The Bitcoin network has recently crossed over the 18.5 million mark, as far as the number of bitcoins currently minted into circulation. However, even though over 18 million coins have been minted to-date there’s a number of different elements that … read more.
The Search for Satoshi Nakamoto: A Look at 7 Suspected Bitcoin Creators
During the last decade, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have discussed the true identity of Bitcoin’s creator Satoshi Nakamoto. To this day, the Satoshi Nakamoto mystery continues to prevail, and throughout the years there’s been a great number of suspects and self-proclaimed crypto … read more.
UK Bans Sale of Crypto Derivatives to Retail Investors from January 2021
The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned the sale of cryptocurrency derivatives products to retail investors in a move that it says will save the targeted customers £53 million ($68.9 million) in losses each year. The ban comes into … read more.
Fed Chairman Claims ‘Now Is Not the Time’ to Worry About the Federal Budget
According to the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, the road to economic recovery is far from over and the Covid-19 pandemic has fueled the tragedy. During his speech at the National Association for Business Economics annual meeting, Powell highlighted that … read more.
Japan’s Messaging Giant Line Introduces Crypto Lending Services
Back in the summer of 2018, the Japanese messaging giant, Line Corp., launched a cryptocurrency exchange with over 30 digital assets. Now Line is introducing crypto lending services with five different crypto assets and a new lineup of decentralized applications … read more.
Immediate $1,200 Stimulus Checks: Trump Calls on Congress to Pass Stand-Alone Stimulus Bill Fast
Congress has been urged to pass a stand-alone stimulus bill to immediately provide Americans with second stimulus checks of $1,200 after talks of approving a larger stimulus package of $2.2 trillion have stalled. New Stimulus Bill for $1,200 Direct Payments … read more.
China’s Digital Currency Has Been Used in 3 Million Transactions Worth Over a Billion Yuan So Far
China’s central bank digital currency has been used in 3.13 million transactions worth about 1.1 billion yuan ($162 million) so far, the People’s Bank of China’s deputy governor has reportedly revealed. In addition, more than 122,000 digital wallets have been … read more.
97% of People Consulted by UK Financial Regulator Opposed Crypto Derivatives Ban
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ban on crypto derivatives sales to retail investors has set tongues wagging. It is no mystery. After a consultation process that closed Oct. 3, 2019, with 97% of participants opposed to the prohibition, the U.K. … read more.
Hacker from the 2016 Bitfinex Breach Transfers $21M Worth of Bitcoin to Unknown Wallets
On Wednesday morning (ET), around 2,034 BTC ($21.6 million) from the 2016 Bitfinex hack moved into a few unknown wallets. The action was caught by the Btcparser program as five transactions with around 400 BTC each moved for the first … read more.
Market Update: Bitcoin Captures $11K, Flash Buy Signals, Bollinger Band Squeeze
Cryptocurrency markets are seeing decent gains on Friday following the announcement Square made the day prior about purchasing $50 million worth of bitcoin for reserves. During the morning trading sessions, the overall market capitalization of all 7,000+ crypto assets is … read more.
Report: Bitcoin Surges With Rising Real Interest Rates and Economic Stimulus While Gold Performs Better With Rising Inflation
A new report by Bitstamp and Bytetree says bitcoin responds better to the rising money supply, rising real interest rates and a strong economy. This is in contrast to gold which appears to perform better when real interest rates are … read more.
Boringdao Raises $1.4M: Project’s Tokenized BTC Bridge Backed by 200% Collateral
There’s a new tokenized bitcoin project coming to the decentralized finance (defi) ecosystem that’s recently received $1.4 million from blockchain investors. The project called Boringdao, a decentralized bridge between Ethereum and alternative blockchains, plans to launch the company’s bBTC tunnel … read more.
US Government Moves to Regulate Cryptocurrencies After Attorney General Publishes Enforcement Framework
United States Attorney General (AG) William Barr says the recent publishing of the Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework will help law enforcement to fight elements using digital currencies for illicit ends. Produced by the AG’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, the framework provides law … read more.
Here Are the Top Public Companies That Have Adopted Bitcoin as a Reserve Asset
When Microstrategy Inc. bought $425 million bitcoin in the last two months, the decision became an important stamp of institutional approval of the top crypto’s credentials as a mature, safe-haven asset. The American technology firm had just made bitcoin its … read more.
Andreessen Horowitz Publishes ‘Crypto Startup School’ Documentary
The California-based private American venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has published a documentary called “Crypto Startup School.” The documentary is different from other blockchain films, as the 30-minute video shows some of the procedures leveraged while invoking a crypto-focused startup. … read more.
Digital Yuan Giveaway: China’s Shenzhen City Hands Out 10 Million Yuan in Central Bank Digital Currency
A major Chinese city is giving away 10 million yuan in the country’s central bank digital currency this weekend. Recipients can use their digital yuan at 3,389 stores next week. The city aims for the giveaway to boost usage of … read more.
6 Stimulus Packages Have Been Proposed to Provide Second Direct Payments to Americans
Six stimulus packages have been proposed to provide second stimulus checks for Americans. The latest proposal came from the White House on Friday. Several stimulus bills are being discussed as Americans hope to soon receive another round of direct payments … read more.
$12M in ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Move: 21 Block Rewards from 2010 Spent After a Decade of Slumber
On early Sunday morning around 1:38:02 a.m. (New York time), approximately 20 blocks with coinbase rewards from 2010 were spent in one block. 1,000 BTC was then consolidated into a single address before moving again. The massive movement of the … read more.
Kate Winslet to Star in Cryptocurrency Movie About Onecoin Ponzi Scheme
A movie is being made about Onecoin’s cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet. This Hollywood MGM movie is based on a true story told by a victim of the cryptocurrency fraud scheme. Onecoin Movie Starring Kate Winslet Oscar-winner … read more.
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Author: Kevin Helms