Category: Cryptocurrency

While Markets Move Sideways, Crypto Whale Sightings Increase

While cryptocurrency markets have been moving sideways during the last few weeks, digital currency proponents have been observing large bitcoin whale movements. Transactions with tens of thousands of BTC have been noticed on the move from one wallet to another. On Friday, one colossal BTC holder moved over 50,000 BTC ($410 million) and cycled the […]

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SEC Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund

SEC Approves Bitcoin Futures FundThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an investment fund that will invest in bitcoin futures contracts. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce calls this move “a bit of progress.” The SEC has also revealed why it decided to approve such a fund. Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets Bitcoin Futures […]

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Boerse Stuttgart’s Crypto Exchange Live for All Traders in Germany

Börse Stuttgart's Crypto Exchange Now Live for All Traders in GermanyGermany’s second-largest stock exchange, Boerse Stuttgart, has opened up its cryptocurrency trading platform to all interested traders in the country. This move follows the passing of a bill allowing banks in Germany to sell and hold cryptocurrencies for their clients starting next year. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — Germany to Let Banks Sell and Store […]

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Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review

Bitcoin Cash 2019: Year in Review2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem has matured a great deal. BCH has successfully upgraded twice this year, adding Schnorr signatures capabilities and most transactions on the BCH network are now non-malleable. Moreover, BCH has seen increased adoption this year, an SLP token explosion, a slew of helpful third-party […]

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EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on Libra

EU Finance Ministers Place Defacto Ban on LibraLibra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still […]

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Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte DelistingThe crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive […]

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ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial IlliteracyEuropean Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as […]

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RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital CurrencyThe governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, spoke about cryptocurrency during a press conference on Thursday. He also talked about the prospect of an RBI-issued digital currency, when the time will be right for issuing one, and his view on private digital currencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto […]

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The Fed’s Money Creation System Is Fueling One of the Biggest Heists in History

The Fed's Money Creation System Fuels One of the Biggest Heists in HistorySince mid-September, the Federal Reserve has injected three trillion U.S. dollars into the hands of private banks and Wall Street. Despite the fact that massive amounts of money was created out of thin air, the central bank still believes repurchase agreements (repos) are needed to tame the turbulent economy. Nearly every day the Federal Reserve […]

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Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs Worldwide

Banks Are Cutting 75,700 Jobs WorldwideBanks worldwide have announced major job cuts this year. Globally, 75,700 jobs are reportedly being eliminated, with the most recent announcement coming from Italy’s largest bank. Unicredit has become the latest major bank to unveil layoff plans, joining Deutsche Bank, Santander, Commerzbank, HSBC, and more. The negative interest rate environment and slowing economies have forced […]

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Crypto Secularizes Wealth by Returning Power to the People

Crypto Secularizes Wealth by Returning Power to the PeopleSecularization is the process of converting something from a religious status to a nonreligious one. In its usage here, the word “religious” has no necessary connection to a deity. The word refers to the mystification of a thing in order to elevate it to the status of the divine where it becomes unquestionable. Also Read: […]

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OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin Fund

OSC Commissioner Debunks Arguments Against Bitcoin, Green-Lights Bitcoin FundA commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has debunked the arguments against bitcoin used to deny the public offering of The Bitcoin Fund. Among others, the commissioner rules that bitcoin is neither illiquid nor more susceptible to manipulation than other commodities, real volume and real trading in bitcoin exist, and it is not the […]

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Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Continues as Craig Wright Breaks Settlement

In early September, the high-profile court case Kleiman v. Wright looked as though it was coming to an end as the two parties reached a non-binding settlement. Then on October 30, without much notice, Wright explained that he couldn’t finance the settlement and the agreement was broken. Now the trial will start again and the […]

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Maker’s Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai Announcement

Maker's Stability Fee Drops to 5.5% After Multi-Collateral Dai AnnouncementAccording to the CEO of the Maker Foundation, Rune Christensen, Multi-Collateral Dai (MCD) will launch on November 18. On October 28, Maker’s stability fee was reduced by a ‘whale’ with roughly 94% of the voting power. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators Maker’s Multi-Collateral Dai Will Launch November 18 […]

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23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements

23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency RequirementsTwenty-three leading central banks participated in an in-depth survey on their digital currency developments and requirements, including fungibility, convertibility, and availability. They also discussed the timeframe for issuing consumer-ready central bank digital currencies and divulged their greatest concerns about implementing them. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The First […]

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Andrew Yang’s ‘Freedom Dividend’ Is Not Only Unnecessary, It’s Unethical

Andrew Yang’s 'Freedom Dividend' Plan Is Not Only Unnecessary, It’s UnethicalAndrew Yang has taken to Twitter in dynamic fashion as of late, advertising his universal basic income (UBI) proposal known as the “Freedom Dividend.” While throwing money at people out of pocket always generates a buzz, there’s a mathematically and ethically broken side to the plan few are talking about. Also Read: Do You Know […]

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French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators

French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin-Resource Guide for EducatorsAs digital currencies transform the world, concepts like Bitcoin continue to percolate into academic courses and higher education worldwide. The French Ministry of National Education’s recently published economics and social sciences resource guide for teachers discusses cryptographic money like Bitcoin. Also Read: ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have […]

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ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have Our Savings Protected’

ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have Our Savings Protected’Newly installed European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde made controversial remarks in a recent statement prior to assuming her new role. The former IMF Managing Director implored: “isn’t it true that ultimately we have done the right thing to act in favour of jobs and of growth rather than the protection of savers?” Regarding former […]

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Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Legalize Crypto

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes Government to Legalize CryptoA South Korean presidential committee is pushing for the government to establish legal status for cryptocurrency to stay competitive globally. So far, the government’s policies have been risk-focused to curb speculation, which the committee says must change. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain Presidential Committee Pushes for Crypto Legalization […]

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Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPO

Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPOAccording to reports, bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies confidentially filed for a U.S.-based initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news follows the alleged removal of cofounder and executive director Micree Zhan and the recent announcement of a facility in Texas with the capacity to house 300MW of hashpower. Also read: […]

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Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on Nasdaq

Avalon Mining Rig Maker Canaan Files for $400M IPO on NasdaqMining rig manufacturer Canaan has filed for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $400 million on the Nasdaq Global Market. Prior to this filing, the company had also attempted to go public in Hong Kong and China. Credit Suisse and Citigroup are among its underwriters. Also read: 4 New High-Powered […]

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Speculation Abounds Over the Cause of Bitcoin’s Recent Rally

How the Recent Crypto Rally Compares With Previous Bull RunsCrypto’s most recent bull run began last Friday, October 25, after a significant plunge in prices just days earlier that had some prognosticators worried about a return to late 2018 and early 2019’s bleak crypto winter. Since the recent spike, prices have held relatively steady, suggesting this rally is not just a flash in the […]

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China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain

China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes BlockchainChina has been on a roll with a series of crypto-related announcements. President Xi Jinping’s speech to accelerate the development of blockchain technology in China was followed by the passing of a cryptography bill. Meanwhile, China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has continued to evaluate and rank crypto projects, and the central bank is […]

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Stealth Miners on the BCH Network Attract Scrutiny

Crypto Proponents Laser Focused on Stealth Miners on the BCH NetworkIn roughly 17 days, the Bitcoin Cash network will upgrade by adding two new features to the protocol. Meanwhile, prior to the forthcoming changes, a large percentage of the BCH hashrate is being processed by unknown miners. Crypto proponents have been very focused on the hashrate and BCH pool distribution as speculators believe a few […]

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