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Chinese Miners Flock to Sichuan for Cheap Electricity During the Wet Season

Over the last two months, the hashrate between the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC) networks has increased significantly since hitting a low on December 15, 2018. Numerous reports detail that many Chinese miners who control a large portion… Continue Reading →

Court Rules Brazil’s Bitcoin Max Exchange Can Keep Bank Account

Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange Bitcoin Max has won in court the right to keep its checking account with Banco Santander. According to the presiding judge, the bank has not met its obligation to notify the crypto company of the closure in… Continue Reading →

Self-Proclaimed ‘Satoshi’ Responds to Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

The man who claims to have invented Bitcoin, Craig Wright, is being sued in Florida for roughly $10 billion or 1.1 million BTC. Last December Florida district Judge Beth Bloom denied Wright’s motion to dismiss the billion-dollar lawsuit against him…. Continue Reading →

Lots of Data in Cambridge University’s First ‘Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study’

The University of Cambridge recently published an in-depth, 114-page report entitled “Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study.” It extensively discusses four cryptocurrency sectors, providing an array of interesting observations and statistics. Also read: Bitcoin in Numbers – a Collection of Interesting and Recent… Continue Reading →

Indonesia’s Futures Regulator Issues New Rules for Crypto Assets

Indonesia’s Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti) has announced new regulations on the implementation of physical markets for crypto assets in futures trading. The rules focus on good governance for cryptocurrency tradèrs, legal certainty and consumer protection. They will also require… Continue Reading →

Hacked NZ Exchange Cryptopia Allowed to Reopen

Digital asset exchange Cryptopia has been given the green light to open again after New Zealand police announced they have almost completed their investigation at its offices. The crypto trading platform suffered a security breach last month when, according to… Continue Reading →

In the Daily: Quadrigacx Losses, Bithumb UAE, Coinbase Cloud Backup, Chainalysis Funding

In this edition of The Daily we cover a number of developments related to different cryptocurrency exchanges. A report shows that Quadriga has “lost” another half a million dollars, Bithumb is expanding its reach to the UAE, and Coinbase has… Continue Reading →

Venezuela’s BTC Trading Volumes Hit Record Highs as Crypto Regulations Commence

As Venezuela begins regulating cryptocurrency, BTC trading volumes in the country hit record highs on several exchanges. Amid fast-growing crypto adoption, peer-to-peer trading platforms such as Localbitcoins and Paxful have reported significant increases in the number of BTC traded in… Continue Reading →

Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols. Multiple cryptocurrency developers have attempted to brick ASIC miners, but with scant success. A perfect example is the… Continue Reading →

Two US Public Pension Funds Back New $40 Million Crypto VC

Two American public sector pension funds have reportedly backed a new cryptocurrency industry venture capital fund with a large tranche of a combined $40 million investment. The deal is being hailed as a show of confidence in the field from… Continue Reading →

Crypto Broker Voyager Digital Lists on Canada’s TSX Venture Exchange

Canadian crypto asset broker Voyager Digital Ltd has started trading its shares on the Toronto Ventures Exchange (TSX.V). The company listed through a reverse takeover of mineral exploration company UC Resources. Voyager argues that going public will help to improve… Continue Reading →

Core Developer’s 300kb Block Proposal Bolstered in Bid to Push Lightning Adoption

Bitcoin Core (BTC) developer Luke Dash Jr has once again sparked controversy with his idea to shrink the BTC chain’s block size down to 300kb. It’s not the first time the concept was proposed by the developer, but this time… Continue Reading →

In the Daily: New FSB Chair Fears Crypto, Wikileaks Goes After CSW, Bakkt Update

In this edition of The Daily we cover recent remarks from the new Chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a spat between Wikileaks and Craig S. Wright (CSW), and the latest update about the upcoming institutional crypto platform Bakkt…. Continue Reading →

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Test Key Levels From 2017 Bull Trend

The cryptocurrency markets are trading at significant long-term price areas, with BTC currently channeling between key levels from the 2017 bull run. In other market action, BCH and ETH have continued to consolidate above the $100 area. Also Read: ETF Filed… Continue Reading →

SEC Commissioner Suggests Excessive Crypto Regulation Hurts Growth

A commissioner at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the official regulation of cryptocurrencies could actually stunt the technology’s development. Hester Peirce’s comments come at a time when the SEC has been accused of acting contrarily… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Startup bridge21 Might Overcome the US-Mexico “Great Wall”

The decentralization and peer-to-peer transaction feature of Bitcoin makes it an ideal candidate for cross-border fund transfer. The remittance carried out in such fashion is not only faster than other conventional means but cheaper as well. A startup, bridge21 is… Continue Reading →

ETF Filed With SEC to Invest in Bitcoin Futures, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

A registration statement for a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest in bitcoin futures among other traditional investments has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund’s portfolio will include bitcoin futures traded on the… Continue Reading →

Venezuelan Nonprofit Eatbch Celebrates First Anniversary Amidst Hyperinflation

On Sunday, Feb. 10, the creators of the charitable organization Eatbch, a nonprofit food drive powered by bitcoin cash, celebrated its one-year anniversary. Eatbch has come along way since its inception feeding Venezuelans thousands of meals alongside branching out to… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Friendly Micronation Acknowledged by European Commission President

In 2019 the sovereign state of Liberland continues to gather headway by getting recognized by key leaders in the European Union and members of parliament. On Jan. 31, the micronation claiming the parcel of land between Croatia and Serbia was… Continue Reading →

BTC Transactions Hit 1-Year High But Volume Remains Sluggish

There’s good news and bad news for traders monitoring onchain data for signs of a market revival. The number of daily transactions has been rising for months, suggesting that BTC is being used for more than merely speculative purposes. Daily… Continue Reading →

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