Cryptocurrency Indexes Are Set to Launch in 2021 by S&P Dow Jones Indices
S&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be … read more.
Equity Strategist Says Crypto Has a Place in Portfolios, Bitcoin Price to Reach $50,000 in 2021
An equity and derivatives strategist with a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading believes that bitcoin has a place in investment portfolios. He has a price target for bitcoin of $50,000 in 2021. Bitcoin Has a Place in … read more.
New Draft U.S. Law Will Make It Illegal to Issue Stablecoins Without Federal Reserve Approval
Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that will force private stablecoin issuers to obtain a banking charter (or license) and approval from the Federal Reserve before they can issue a stablecoin. Instigated by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, with support from … read more.
Research Suggests Bitcoin Buying Ramps Up When Traditional US Markets Open
While bitcoin and a number of digital assets set new 2020 price highs, a variety of crypto-asset commentators have detailed that since October, there’s been a lot of bitcoin buying action during U.S. market hours. Data shows that between East … read more.
Bitcoin’s Rise Causes Shortage of Mining Rigs, Most Units Sold Out, Miners Concerned About Supply
While the bitcoin economy has swelled in value, the overall network hashrate has gradually climbed higher as miners are making a lot of money confirming blocks. However, obtaining bitcoin mining rigs isn’t so easy these days, and regional reports from … read more.
Trading Exchange Okex’s Crypto Reserves Nosedived After Withdrawals Opened
Just recently, after the exchange paused cryptocurrency withdrawals, the trading platform Okex finally enabled digital currency withdrawals last Wednesday. Since then, the exchange seems to be experiencing an exodus of funds leaving, as onchain data shows Okex’s crypto-asset reserves like … read more.
Black Shadow Hackers Demand 200 BTC Ransom from Israeli Insurance Giant Shirbit
One of the largest insurance companies in Israel has been hit by a ransomware attack, and the threat actors started to release sensitive data, as the firm doesn’t pay the requested ransom in bitcoin (BTC). Israel-Based Shirbit Still Refuses to … read more.
Top US Banking Regulator Reveals Positive Cryptocurrency Regulation Coming in Weeks
The top U.S. banking regulator has confirmed that positive cryptocurrency regulation is coming in a matter of weeks, by the end of the Trump term. “It’s going to work for everybody,” said the regulator, adding that the new regulation will … read more.
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Ready to Put 5% of His Portfolio in SEC-Approved Bitcoin ETF
Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, is ready to put 5% of his investment portfolio in a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Long known as a … read more.
2020’s Crypto Performances: The Biggest Token Losers and This Year’s Top-Performing Cryptocurrencies
Digital currency markets have climbed significantly in value all year long, despite the gloomy global economy and the aftermath of Covid-19 responses. Bitcoin prices have been hovering at values not seen since 2017, and the top crypto asset in terms … read more.
Clocking Terahash: Three Next-Generation Bitcoin Mining Rigs Launched During the Last Quarter
Just recently, the China-based bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Microbt released a new ASIC device that clocks up to 112 terahash per second (TH/s). The new machine is one of the top-performing mining rigs on the market, according to today’s network … read more.
Bitcoin Darknet ‘Silk Road’ Movie Acquired by Lionsgate to Premiere in February
The “Silk Road” movie has been acquired by Lionsgate and will soon be released in the U.S. The movie features Silk Road marketplace founder Ross Ulbricht and events leading to his arrest. Silk Road Movie Coming Soon An upcoming feature … read more.
German Bank to Launch Bitcoin Investment Fund in January
German private bank Hauck & Aufhäuser says it will launch a crypto investment fund in January next year, allowing institutional and semi-institutional investors to invest in digital assets including, bitcoin, ether, and stellar. ● According to a report on Fundview, … read more.
Three Years In: A Bitcoin Cash Update From One of Its Founders
It’s been over 3 years since August 1, 2017, the day Bitcoin Cash was born. I know because I was there and part of the loosely knit ‘team’ that launched the Bitcoin Cash project. Now, after some time has passed … read more.
Report: November Sell-off by Long Term BTC Holders Does Not Signal an Approaching Bear Market
A recent Glassnode report says some long-term holders (LTHs) of bitcoin offloaded part of their holdings and cashed out their profits during a bull-run. Still, the report explains that the sell-off, which has been noticeable since late November, is not … read more.
Record $15 Billion Worth of Cryptos Under Management After Institutional Investors Pump $429 Million in One Week
A new report says institutional investors pumped $429 million into cryptos and cryptocurrency funds in the week ending December 7. The figure, which is the second-highest on record, pushes to the total value of digital assets under management (AUM) to … read more.
‘Gold Is Rare but Not Too Rare’ – Bitcoin’s Supply Limit Hinders Usefulness, Says Steve Forbes
The American publishing executive, Steve Forbes, recently published a video concerning his thoughts on bitcoin and told viewers that the popular crypto asset is “not yet” the new gold. The business magazine’s editor-in-chief says that bitcoin’s value “remains too volatile,” … read more.
Wells Fargo Investment Institute Report Compares Bitcoin to the 1850’s Gold Rush
On Monday, the U.S. bank Wells Fargo’s wholly-owned subsidiary and registered investment adviser the Wells Fargo Investment Institute published an investment strategy with a page dedicated to the crypto asset bitcoin. The institute’s contributing author and head of real asset … read more.
Another Asian Crypto Exchange Suspends Withdrawals as China Detains One of Its Founders
Chinese authorities are launching a national crackdown against fraudulent SIM card and bank account schemes. The latest detained under this operation is one of the founders of a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange CEO Global (ceobi). Crypto Exchange Founder Taken Into … read more.
Report: Cryptos Set for Massive Adoption in the US as More Americans Embrace Digital Alternatives to the Dollar
A survey commissioned by Satoshilabs finds that from the 45.8% of American respondents that say they own cryptos, nearly all of them (95%) believe cryptos to be a genuine currency solution. In addition, about 31.7% of those surveyed see crypto … read more.
Hackers Demand Over 1,800 BTC From Electronics Giant Foxconn After Ransomware Attack
A multinational electronic giant and a well-known manufacturer of Apple products is the latest victim of a millionaire ransomware attack deployed over the Thanksgiving weekend on one of its branches. Apple’s Manufacturer Is the Latest Victim of Well-Known Ransomware Gang … read more.
Gold Bug Frank Holmes Optimistic About BTC Prospects in 2021, Says Halving Cushioned Demand
The well known gold bug, CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, Frank Holmes recently sat down for an interview and discussed his price predictions in regard to the 2021 value of gold. Holmes also said that cryptocurrencies … read more.
Venezuela Pays for Imports From Iran and Turkey With Bitcoin to Evade Sanctions
Venezuela is reportedly paying companies in allied countries, including Iran and Turkey, with bitcoin to mitigate the effects of U.S. sanctions on its economy. The Venezuelan government is also planning to increase bitcoin usage now that it has a dedicated … read more.
Citigroup Downgrades Microstrategy to ‘Sell’ Rating Over ‘Aggressive’ Bitcoin Purchases
Citigroup has downgraded the Nasdaq-listed, pro-bitcoin Microstrategy to a “sell” rating after the company announced that it would offer $400 million convertible senior notes to buy more bitcoin. Microstrategy currently holds about 40,824 bitcoins. Citi Analyst Uncomfortable With Microstrategy’s ‘Disproportionate … read more.
‘Absolutely Inevitable’: Standard Chartered Bank CEO Sees Widespread Cryptocurrency Adoption
Standard Chartered Bank CEO Bill Winters sees the adoption of digital currencies as “absolutely inevitable.” He says there is a role for both private digital currencies and state-backed ones. His bank subsequently announces that it is launching a crypto custody … read more.
Marathon Purchases 10,000 Bitcoin Miners, Machines Will Max Out 100 Megawatt Montana Facility
On December 9, the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company, Marathon Patent Group, announced the firm is purchasing 10,000 Antminer S-19j Pro units from the Chinese mining manufacturer Bitmain. According to Marathon, after the acquisition of next-generation bitcoin miners, the company will … read more.
Fidelity Digital to Accept Bitcoin as Collateral for Cash Loans
Fidelity Digital says it will allow institutional customers to pledge bitcoin as collateral against cash loans in partnership with Blockfi. The firm’s decision helps bitcoin investors turn their digital holdings into cash without selling. Fidelity’s targeted clients include hedge funds, … read more.
Indian Crypto Boom: New Traders Flood Exchanges — CEOs Reveal What’s Driving Massive Growth
The Indian cryptocurrency industry is experiencing massive growth. New traders are flooding crypto exchanges, executives from four of the largest crypto trading platforms in India exclusively told news.Bitcoin.com. They also share their views on what drives the Indian crypto market, … read more.
Spain’s Second Largest Bank BBVA Launches Bitcoin Trading and Custody in Switzerland
BBVA, the second-largest bank in Spain, has announced the launch of its bitcoin trading and custody service through its Swiss subsidiary. Beginning with bitcoin, BBVA plans to expand its services for other cryptocurrencies. BBVA Rolls Out Bitcoin Trading and Custody … read more.
Southeast Asia’s Largest Bank DBS Launches Full-Service Bitcoin Exchange
DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, has officially announced the launch of several crypto services, including a crypto exchange. DBS’ crypto trading platform supports four fiat currencies and four cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. DBS Launches Bitcoin Services DBS officially announced … read more.
Study: Over 13% of All Proceeds of Crimes in Bitcoin Passed Through Privacy Wallets in 2020
According to a study published by the blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, over 13% of all proceeds of crime in bitcoin (BTC) were laundered via privacy wallets in 2020, up from 2% from the figures posted in 2019. 13% of All … read more.
Man Jailed for Role in $25 Million Ponzi Scheme Involving a Failed Crypto
A South Florida federal district judge has sentenced Jose Angel Aman to 84 months in prison for his role in perpetrating a $25 million diamond Ponzi scheme. In addition, the judge ordered Aman to pay over $23 million in restitution … read more.
Bitcoin Is Going Through the Roof in Argentina While the Government Imposes New Taxes
Argentina’s Senate approved an extraordinary one-time wealth tax to fight the coronavirus pandemic by seeking to boost government revenue and targeting millionaires with assets of more than 200 million pesos ($2.5 million). At the same time, the country still faces … read more.
Crypto Billionaires: Ripple’s Jed McCaleb World’s 40th Richest Person, Cofounder Sells 29 Million XRP Last Week
According to onchain data analytics researchers, one of the founders of the company Ripple, Jed McCaleb allegedly sold 29.5 million XRP in a single day. McCaleb, an early cryptocurrency investor, and self-made entrepreneur is one of the richest men on … read more.
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Author: Terence Zimwara