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Bitcoin Script and Onchain Contracts: Two High-Level Programming Languages for Bitcoin Cash

Last May, the software developer and creator of revoke.cash, Rosco Kalis, released Cashscript version 0.4 that included a number of optimizations. Cashscript’s new website highlights the high-level language that “offers a strong abstraction layer over Bitcoin Cash’ native virtual machine,… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Prize For Winners Of South Africa Mountain Bike Race

About 150 mountain bikers will compete at this year’s edition of the Munga MTB race in South Africa. The race will commence in the first week of December. The top three finishers in each category will share the 1.5 bitcoin… Continue Reading →

South Korean Yapizon Bitcoin Exchange Loses $5 Mil in Last Month’s Hacking Incident

The cryptocurrency platforms have always been the attractive targets for hackers and cybercriminals. It is common for a majority of the platforms to face DDoS, hacking and phishing attempts, most of which will be thwarted by security measures. However, sometimes… Continue Reading →

Japanese Broker Monex Launches Crypto-Based CFDs With 2x Leverage

The Japanese online securities company Monex has revealed the launch of cryptocurrency-based contract-for-difference (CFD) services that went live on Wednesday. The new derivatives products offered by Monex will include bitcoin, XRP, ether, and bitcoin cash pairs with 2x leverage. Japanese… Continue Reading →

Japanese Broker Launches Crypto-Based CFDs With 2x Leverage

The Japanese online securities company Monex has revealed the launch of cryptocurrency-based contract-for-difference (CFD) services that went live on Wednesday. The new derivatives products offered by Monex will include bitcoin, XRP, ether, and bitcoin cash pairs with 2x leverage. Japanese… Continue Reading →

Bitfinex Must Face New York’s Accusations Over the Loss of $850M in Co-Mingled Funds

The popular digital currency trading platform, Bitfinex must deal with the New York Office of the Attorney General (NYAG) over the alleged hiding of over $800 million in client and corporate funds. The NY state Supreme Court’s Appellate Division overruled… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Bull Mike Novogratz Says to Hold More Gold Than Bitcoin

The billionaire investor Michael Novogratz recently detailed in an interview that he thinks global investors should hold more gold in their portfolios and own less bitcoin. Novogratz’s statements follow his recent advice last month when he said investors should “watch… Continue Reading →

Romanian Programmer Admits Conspiring to Create $722M Bitclub Ponzi Scheme

A Romanian man admitted Thursday to conspiring to engage in wire fraud and selling unregistered securities linked to Bitclub Network, a cryptocurrency mining Ponzi scheme worth at least $722 million. Silviu Catalin Balaci, 35, a Romanian citizen appeared before U.S…. Continue Reading →

Crowdsale for Encrypted Smart Platform BitCAD Will Begin on May 11th

Blockchain technology and smart contracts are quite popular among financial experts right now. BitCAD is a unified operating system for management designed and business analysis. Moreover, they use blockchain technology for online accounting, online banking, and much more. It is… Continue Reading →

Shariah Council Permits Cryptocurrency Investing and Trading

The Shariah Advisory Council of Malaysia’s securities commission has advised that it is permissible to invest and trade cryptocurrencies on registered crypto exchanges. About 60% of the country’s population are Muslims, many of whom have been reluctant to trade crypto… Continue Reading →

Fueling the Cannabis Industry: US Crypto Lending Service Files for Regulated Token Sale

Chicago-based lending firm Ceres recently filed for a request to conduct a Reg. A sale in order to get approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Ceres wants to launch a token that will be used for garnering… Continue Reading →

Coinbase Eyeing US Stock Market Listing as Early as This Year

Coinbase Inc is planning a U.S. stock market listing for later this year or early 2021, Reuters reported on Thursday. The plan is subject to approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. If successful, Coinbase could become the first… Continue Reading →

Venezuela Seizes 315 Bitcoin Mining Rigs: Miners Discuss Illegal Confiscation, Police Extortion

The Venezuelan military has seized 315 Bitmain Antminer S9 bitcoin mining rigs it claims are not properly registered to operate in the country. Although cryptocurrency mining is legal in Venezuela, miners say they have been unfairly treated, citing illegal seizures… Continue Reading →

US Dollar Slump Incoming: Bank of America Sees ‘Death Cross’ as Confidence in Gold Rises

The US dollar is increasingly being viewed in a negative light by investors. Bank of America analysts are seeing a “death cross,” a bearish technical formation suggesting that a period of dollar weakness is coming. Meanwhile, confidence in gold has… Continue Reading →

Avalanche Launch Fumbles: ‘A Highly-Sophisticated DDoS Attack Derailed Token Sale’

On July 8, 2020, some members of the cryptocurrency community were prepared to leverage the AVA Labs Avalanche (AVAX) token sale, in order to acquire some of the highly anticipated coin on Wednesday. However, due to “record-breaking demand” and a… Continue Reading →

Centre Obliges Government Request, Freezes Address With $100,000 USDC

Centre Consortium has blacklisted an ethereum address holding $100,000 in USDC, a move that the entity says was “in response to a request from law enforcement.” A joint venture between Circle and Coinbase, Centre is the issuer of the dollar-pegged… Continue Reading →

China’s Giant Ride-Hailing Service Didi to Pilot the Central Bank’s Digital Yuan

The Chinese government and the country’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), are currently in the midst of testing a digital yuan or central bank digital currency (CBDC). Now the Chinese ride-hailing corporation Didi Chuxing will be trialing… Continue Reading →

South African Crypto Investment Company Issued Cease And Desist Order In Texas

The Texas State Securities Board (TSSB) issued a cease and desist order Wednesday against on Mirror Trading International (MTI), Forexandbitcoin.com and four individuals involved in a multi-level marketing scam. Out of the four individuals, Cornelius Johannes Steynberg is a resident… Continue Reading →

ModiHost’s Token Is Live on HitBTC, the Leading European Bitcoin Exchange

Switzerland, July 9th 2020 – ModiHost, a hotel management system that uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalised experiences to hotel guests, is proud to announce that its token is live for trading on the HitBTC exchange starting from Thursday 9th…. Continue Reading →

$1.4M in Bitcoin Transactions: New High for Argentina as Confidence in the Peso Tanks

Crisis laden Argentina saw bitcoin transactions worth $1.4 million (101 million pesos) being recorded in the past week, a new high for the country. According to a report by Vorem, this figure is nearly double the previous high of $0.96… Continue Reading →

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