Category: Digital Assets

Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After Crypto Winter

Statistics Show Bitcoin Cash Is a Strong Contender After the Crypto WinterOver the last few weeks, bitcoin cash (BCH) and the network itself have been shining brightly after a year of bearish sentiment and the blockchain split last November. Most notably, this month BCH has shown a significant increase in daily transactions, the price has doubled, and today the network has produced the second highest value […]

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Darwinos Burger Joint Hosts Colombia’s Second Point of Sale and Crypto ATM

Three months, ago news.Bitcoin.com reported on Panda Exchange launching a hybrid point-of-sale (PoS) and cryptocurrency ATM in Bogotá, Colombia. Since then, the Panda team has also helped Athena Bitcoin install a crypto ATM in Cúcuta, Colombia to serve as a crypto gateway for Venezuelans. On April 17, Panda announced the installation of its second digital […]

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Review: BC Vault Is an Unorthodox Hardware Wallet With a Random Key Generator

One of the biggest responsibilities of cryptocurrency owners is safely storing their digital assets. Over the last few years, hardware wallets have become an extremely convenient security solution that has helped in this regard. The BC Vault is a new hardware device with a number of distinctive features. Also read: The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Leads the Pack With Double Digit Gains

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Leads the Pack Again as Price Spikes 13%Cryptocurrency markets have seen some slight gains in the last 48-hours, with the overall market capitalization of the entire digital asset economy comprising $174 billion as of April 15. Once again, bitcoin cash (BCH) is leading the pack this Monday with a 13% gain over the last 24 hours, outshining every coin in the top […]

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Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced 5 Years After His Arrest

Silk Road 2 Founder Finally Sentenced After His Arrest in 2014Immediately after the Silk Road was taken down in 2013, a marketplace known as the Silk Road 2 launched. The new darknet market was run by a person who called himself the Dread Pirate Roberts 2 and he was arrested a few months later in November 2014. However, privacy advocate Thomas White, otherwise known as […]

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Markets Update: BCH Maintains Strong Lead as Crypto Prices Record Slight Pullback

Markets Update: BCH Maintains Strong Lead, but Crypto Prices See a Slight PullbackCryptocurrency markets saw some significant gains over the last two days, but prices on Thursday have started to pull back from this year’s all-time highs. When the spikes first initiated, bitcoin cash (BCH) led the pack out of the top 10 cryptocurrencies and still maintains a lead with over 75 percent worth of gains for […]

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Data Shows Short-Term Crypto Tax Filers Increase, But Lots of Investors Still Won’t File

Data Shows Short-Term Crypto Tax Filers Increase, But Lots of Investors Still Won't FileAccording to personal finance firm Credit Karma Tax, filers who reported short-term capital losses for cryptocurrencies in the first month of 2019 jumped fivefold year-over-year. After the incredibly bearish crypto markets of 2018, data from early tax filers highlights the fact that more investors are claiming losses this tax season. However, a survey the company […]

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This Photo Gallery App Is a BCH Light Wallet in Disguise

This Photo Gallery App Is a BCH Light Wallet in DisguiseOn March 27, a developer released a different kind of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) application called Bchgallery, an Android BCH wallet that is disguised as a generic photo gallery app. The platform aims to provide added security through obscurity by acting as a decoy application. Also read: New Crypto-Friendly Banking and Payment Services Launch in the […]

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Finland’s Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins Operations

Finland's Regulatory Watchdog Plans to Supervise Localbitcoins OperationsOn Monday, the Helsinki-based peer-to-peer crypto exchange Localbitcoins announced it is adding several different identification processes in order to improve AML and KYC requirements. The move to bolster the new customer verification procedure follows Finland’s Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) mandating supervision over exchange operations. Also read: Mineable Cryptocurrencies Are Far More Valuable Than Non-Mineable Coins […]

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A Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Is Coming to Bitcoin.com

A Peer-to-Peer Bitcoin Cash Exchange Dedicated to Privacy Is Coming to Bitcoin.comBitcoin.com is always been on a quest to promote Bitcoin adoption. Our educational resources, forums, newsdesk, and other services reflect that mission on a daily basis. Now our web portal is introducing a feature called Local Bitcoin Cash, a service that facilitates the peer-to-peer trading of local currency for bitcoin cash (BCH). The new service […]

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CNY Inflows Into Crypto Markets Surge After Shanghai Composite Spike

CNY Inflows Into Crypto Markets Surge After Shanghai Composite SpikeBack in January 2017, China’s financial authorities initiated their first crackdowns against domestic bitcoin exchanges, with a ban on mainland exchanges cryptocurrencies against the yuan coming shortly thereafter. Now, close to two years and three months later, a surge of CNY has been flowing back into the digital currency economy after the Shanghai Composite posting […]

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New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin Cash

New Tasking Platform Lazyfox.io Rewards Users With Bitcoin CashThe crypto community has been discussing a new tasking platform fueled by bitcoin cash (BCH) called Lazyfox.io. The platform, developed by Tobias B, a programmer headquartered in Berlin, gives users incentives to answer questions, participate in surveys, and obtain BCH by completing bounties. Also read: Ledger Reveals Physical Exploits Against Trezor Hardware Wallets Lazyfox Rewards […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Prices Show Improvement and BCH Rallies

Cryptocurrency markets have seen fresh gains over the last 48 hours and digital asset trade volume has spiked considerably. On Saturday, March 16, the entire cryptoconomy has a valuation of roughly $139 billion and global trade volumes are hovering around $33.7 billion. Also read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright After […]

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How to Identify and Mitigate a Bitcoin Dust Attack

How to Recognize a Bitcoin 'Dust Attack' and Deal With Invasive FundsBitcoin transactions are not anonymous but users can still add a layer of privacy by using different addresses and other techniques to confuse blockchain surveillance. However, a de-anonymization method known as a dust attack is on the rise. If the microtransactions that characterize a dust attack go unnoticed, they can potentially be used to identify […]

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Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Aims to Fix That

Crypto Users Are Still Scared to Pay With Bitcoin in 2019 — FIO Protocol Hopes to Fix ThatOver the last few months, a number of cryptocurrency wallet and exchange providers have joined the Foundation for Interwallet Operability (FIO). The foundation aims to improve digital currency operability because it believes the user experience (UX) for cryptocurrencies is poor and the majority of wallets cannot handle payment requests between wallets. On March 12, a […]

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Developer Launches Mturk Alternative ‘Taskopus’ Powered by Bitcoin Cash

On March 11, the creators of the Freelanceforcoins platform announced the launch of a new crowdsourcing market called Taskopus. The standalone application is similar to Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace but anyone can participate, payouts are near instantaneous and bitcoin cash (BCH) is used for settlement due to the chain’s low network fees. Also read: Ledger […]

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Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish on the Future of Cryptos

Survey Shows Consumers and Investors Remain Bullish About the Future of CryptosIt’s been a long crypto winter, but according to a recent survey, consumers and investors are still positive about the long term value of leading cryptocurrencies. Researchers from the FINRA-registered broker Sharespost emphasize that people have recently become more optimistic about digital assets and plan to increase their holdings. Also read: An In-Depth Look at […]

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This New Hardware Wallet Fits Into a Smartphone SIM Tray

On March 5, a new hardware wallet was unveiled by U.S. tech startup Vaulttel that fits inside a mobile phone’s SIM tray. According to the manufacturer, the Intellichip SIM card uses state of the art encryption while also providing biometric authentication. Also read: 4 of Tokyo’s Hottest Nightclubs to Accept Bitcoin Cash The Vaulttel Intellichip […]

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Travala.com’s Cryptocurrency Gateway Provides Travel to 82,000 Destinations

Travala.com's Cryptocurrency Gateway Provides Travel to 82,000 DestinationsMembers of the cryptocurrency community can now book rooms in over 550,000 properties worldwide by utilizing the accommodation and hotel booking service Travala.com. The company’s crypto payment gateway accepts a myriad of cryptocurrencies so individuals and organizations can travel to 82,000 destinations and pay with their favorite digital asset. Also read: An In-Depth Look at […]

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Bitcoin Cash Supporter Convinces Chess.com to Accept BCH for Memberships

The popular website Chess.com used to accept bitcoin, but like many other well-known merchants it dropped the BTC payment option. Now after some discussion with an avid Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent, the website is accepting BCH for payments for its diamond, platinum and gold memberships. Also Read: Report: Business Owner’s Seething Critique of the Lightning […]

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America’s Signature Bank to Offer Services to Bermuda Crypto Companies

U.S’ Signature Bank to Offer Banking Services to Bermuda Fintech CompaniesU.S. commercial bank Signature will start to offer a full range of banking services to licensed fintech companies in Bermuda, including those in the digital asset industry. The bank has reached an agreement with the government to provide the service, moving in to fill the gap left by local banks, which have been reluctant to […]

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New Freelancing Platform Supports 12 Different Cryptocurrencies

A New Service Aimed at Freelancers Supports 12 Different CryptocurrenciesThere’s a new freelancing platform called Freelance for Coins that provides users with the ability to publish offers and bids for cryptocurrencies. In order to help facilitate deals between users, the service not only allows people to publish their bids and offers, but also provides them with a messenger for chatting. It also enables crypto […]

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Europe’s Regulatory Head Seeks Further Control of Crypto Assets

Europe’s Regulatory Head Seeks Further Control of Crypto AssetsSteven Maijoor, who chairs the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), has shown support for further regulation of crypto assets. Maijoor said he would like to see financial instrument regulation applied to cryptocurrencies in line with Europe’s securities laws, ostensibly to “help protect investors.” Also read: Cryptopia Lost Almost a Tenth of its Assets in […]

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Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice ActimizeOn Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2 Months Goldman Sachs-Backed Crypto Exchange […]

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