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Bitmex Fast-Tracks KYC Program as Regulators Tighten Screws on Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Bitmex said Wednesday that it is fast-tracking its user verification program in order to comply with regulatory requirements. Users must now be fully verified by Nov. 5, 2020 “to continue trading on the platform,” it said. In a statement, the… Continue Reading →

World Gold Council Survey Shows Cryptocurrency Investment the 5th Most Popular in Russia

According to a recent research survey, cryptocurrency investment is a touch more popular than gold in Russia. An organization called the World Gold Council surveyed 2,023 investors and cryptocurrency turned out to be the fifth-largest investment next to gold. The… Continue Reading →

Filecoin Founder Accuses Justin Sun of Spreading Lies About FIL Tokens as Fresh Dumping Allegations Emerge

Juan Benet, a founder at Filecoin, is attacking Justin Sun for spreading completely false accusations about the movement of the FIL tokens soon after listing. In his long Twitter rebuff, Benet accuses Sun of spreading lies with the intention of… Continue Reading →

$10 Billion in BTC Reserves: Companies With Bitcoin Treasuries Command Close to 4% of the Supply

The web portal bitcointreasuries.org now shows close to two dozen firms with a large number of bitcoin reserves. Currently, the aggregate total bitcoin held in reserves by the 23 companies listed is roughly 785,999 BTC worth well over $10 billion… Continue Reading →

Market Update: Bitcoin Nears $13,000, Holds Record-Breaking 87-Day Streak Above $10K

Cryptocurrency markets have seen intense gains on Wednesday after the payment processor Paypal announced it would be supporting digital currencies. At the time of publication, the market cap of all 7,000+ digital assets has gained 5.6% hovering above $379 billion… Continue Reading →

Coinend: 1,2,3 Take off – New Gamified Crypto Prediction Platform

Coinend has announced the launch of its cryptocurrency gamified platform. GPC DIGITAL S.A operates this cryptocurrency-based gamified prediction portal, a corporation incorporated in Panama. It allows users to predict the closing price based on hourly, daily and weekly prices of… Continue Reading →

Payments Giant Paypal Says Its Customers Can Now Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Payments giant Paypal says its customers can now buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins with the company’s online wallets. The company also says its customers will able to use cryptocurrencies to shop at the 26 million merchants… Continue Reading →

Hackers Donate Bitcoin From Ransomware Attacks to Charities

A group of hackers has donated some of the bitcoin it extorted via ransomware attacks to charities, claiming that it wants to “make the world a better place.” However, the law says donations from ill-gotten gains must be rejected but… Continue Reading →

European Commission Opposes Crypto Fraud Compensation Fund: Victims Say Commission Cozying up to the Industry

The European Commission (EC) is opposing the creation of the crypto crime victim superfund to be financed with $0.0001 per dollar on all cryptocurrency transactions occurring within the EU. The Commission says that it does not have the competence to… Continue Reading →

Hotel Bitcoin ATMs on the Rise With Addition of Swiss Hotel Dolder Grand

The number of hotels with a bitcoin ATM on-site is growing in Switzerland. The latest announcement came from The Dolder Grand, a luxury hotel and spa in Zurich, which recently installed a crypto ATM supporting four cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin ATMs Gaining… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Proponents Bemoan Joe Biden’s Proposed Capital Gains Hike

The U.S. presidential election is only 14 days away, and a number of bitcoin proponents have been discussing the capital gains tax implications Joe Biden plans to invoke if he wins the American presidency. According to Biden’s plan, capital gains… Continue Reading →

Institutions Long and Hedge Funds Short: Bitcoin Options Traders Prep for ‘Big Moves’ Ahead

Trends in bitcoin options markets are making it difficult for financial analysts to pinpoint BTC’s next move. Data from CME’s recently published trader report shows that institutional investors are capturing a larger number of bitcoin long contracts, while hedge funds… Continue Reading →

US Financial Watchdog Fines Bitcoin Mixer Service for $60 Million

Larry Dean Harmon, founder and operator of early bitcoin mixing services Helix and Coin Ninja, is being fined $60 million by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) for allegedly violating anti-money laundering rules. According to documents published Oct…. Continue Reading →

Finoa and Dapper Labs Announce Exclusive Partnership To Bring Institutional-Grade Custody To Flow Ecosystem Investors

Berlin, October 20, 2020: Finoa, one of the leading digital asset custody and financial servicing platforms in Europe, and Dapper Labs, the company known for creating CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, announces that Finoa has been exclusively selected as one… Continue Reading →

Digital Ruble: Russia Unveils Plans to Test Central Bank Digital Currency

As China is actively testing its digital yuan, Russia is now planning to build and test a central bank digital currency, the digital ruble. Meanwhile, the Bank of Russia has proposed limiting the amount of bitcoin retail investors can buy…. Continue Reading →

Macro Investor Dan Tapiero on Crypto Adoption: Emerging Economies Ahead of Developed States

Bitcoin and gold holder Dan Tapiero, says it is still early to talk of widespread crypto adoption as the proportion of users relative to the rest of the population remains low. Tapiero makes the remarks while referring to a study,… Continue Reading →

An Ethereum VR Game Featuring Atari and Care Bears Sells Plots of Virtual Land for $76K

A great number of Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have been selling on various marketplaces this year creating tens of thousands of dollars in NFT sales. One particular platform called The Sandbox has been selling virtual land parcels for thousands of dollars… Continue Reading →

Monetary Stability: The IMF and Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discuss Digital Currency Implications

On Monday, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a report on crypto assets like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and global stablecoins (GSCs). Moreover, the IMF also hosted a virtual panel that discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments with the… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Bar ‘Room 77’ Shuts Down

Room 77, the German bar and restaurant that claims to be the first retail outfit in the world to accept bitcoin payments, has shut down. Cypherpunk Holdings chief economist Jon Matonis broke the news on Twitter. Bar owner Jorg Platzer… Continue Reading →

Peter Schiff’s Euro Pacific Bank Under Investigation by Tax Authorities in 5 Countries

Euro Pacific Bank, founded by gold bug and bitcoin skeptic Peter Schiff, is reportedly under investigation by the tax authorities of five countries. The bank’s customers allegedly include several tax fraud masterminds and a Russian syndicate described by the FBI… Continue Reading →

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