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Nigeria Devalues Currency as Central Bank Moves to Unify Exchange Rates

In a possible policy shift, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently allowed the local naira currency to briefly drop to a new low of USD$1 for 419.75 nairas on May 14, 2021. However, by close of business the naira… Continue Reading →

Brazilians Can Now Bet on President Bolsonaro’s Reelection Bid on FTX

Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has launched a futures contract that allows Brazilian voters and traders in jurisdictions where the platform is available to bet on the outcome of Brazil’s next presidential election. With health and financial crises looming in the… Continue Reading →

Crypto Miners Using Household Electricity Face Fines as Consumption Spikes in Iran

Those who mine cryptocurrencies with power intended for domestic use will pay hefty fines, the Iranian government warned. The country is experiencing shortages due to reduced hydropower generation as authorities register a surge in electricity consumption for cryptocurrency mining. Crypto… Continue Reading →

Elon Musk Discloses ‘Tesla Has Not Sold Any Bitcoin’

Amid speculation over the weekend that Tesla may have sold its bitcoins, CEO Elon Musk has clarified that the electric car company “has not sold any bitcoin.” The Technoking of Tesla got into a heated debate with the bitcoin community… Continue Reading →

Kenya Based Technology Firm Switches to Pancakeswap, Cites High Gas Fees on Uniswap

In its bid to help users avoid high gas fees on Uniswap, a Kenya-based fintech firm, UTU, recently launched a liquidity pool on the decentralized exchange (dex), Pancakeswap. This launch enables prospective UTU coin buyers to acquire the token “with… Continue Reading →

Sidechain Juggernauts RSK Labs Launches Ginger Testnet After $3.5M in New Funding

The highly anticipated project by RSK Labs officially moves into open beta status today with the launch of their public testnet named Ginger. The company is inviting everyone to try out their smart contracts using Bitcoin with their ethereum-like sidechain. They… Continue Reading →

Investors Confuse Ethan Allen With Ethereum: Shares up 50% Over Average Price

Ethan Allen, a U.S.-based furniture company, has been getting strange traction in markets this year, due to an interesting coincidence. The company’s stock ticker is the same as ethereum’s ticker, something it shares with one of the hottest cryptocurrencies right… Continue Reading →

Shiba Inu Crypto Investors Turn Multimillionaires After Almost Jobless, Relying on Stimulus Checks

Two brothers have shared the story of how they became millionaires after investing in Shiba Inu, the cryptocurrency nicknamed “dogecoin killer,” for just under two months. Before the investment, the covid-19 pandemic almost killed their business, and the government’s stimulus… Continue Reading →

Banking System Uses Significantly More Energy Than Bitcoin, Research Shows

A new report shows that the banking system consumes more than twice the amount of energy that bitcoin does. The authors analyzed bitcoin’s energy usage and compared it to the banking and gold industries. Banking System Consumes Much More Energy… Continue Reading →

Report: ASIC Giant Bitmain Pre-Orders 5nm Chips Produced by TSMC’s N5 Process

Bitmain, one of the largest application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturers in the world, is reportedly working with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in order to leverage TSMC’s 5nm semiconductors. Industry sources say that the 5nm chips being created for… Continue Reading →

Crypto Markets Take Deep Losses, Global Trade Volumes Skyrocket, Elon Battles Crypto Twitter

Bitcoin and a slew of digital currency markets are seeing significant losses on Sunday as a majority of coins are down between 2-15% during the last 24 hours. The entire crypto-economy has dropped more than 6% and bitcoin dominance is… Continue Reading →

Elon Musk Doubles Down on Dogecoin, Tweets About Ideal Improvements

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Spacex, has doubled down on its bet that dogecoin can become a currency able to address Tesla’s new set of environmental requirements. The entrepreneur has tweeted he is now working with Dogecoin developers to… Continue Reading →

Mark Cuban to Elon Musk: Accepting Bitcoin Will Actually Benefit the Environment

Shark Tank star and the owner of the NBA team Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, has made an argument that accepting cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, will actually help the environment. He told Elon Musk, whose electric car company Tesla has suspended accepting… Continue Reading →

Norwegian Billionaire: Bitcoin Becoming Mainstream Is Inevitable — Elon Musk’s Comments ‘Haven’t Changed Anything’

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke says bitcoin becoming mainstream is inevitable. Unlike Tesla, which stopped accepting cryptocurrency, Rokke’s company is now considering accepting bitcoin as a means of payment, emphasizing that Elon Musk’s comments about the cryptocurrency’s environmental issues have… Continue Reading →

John Lennon’s Son Defends Bitcoin- Musician Highlights Carbon Footprint Tied to Consumerism

Over the course of the last week, the concern tied to the environmental impact bitcoin mining produces continues to be a very topical discussion. On May 14, the musician and activist, Sean Ono Lennon, the son of John Lennon and… Continue Reading →

Bitcoin Cash Upgrades Successfully: Network Works as Intended

On May 15, the Bitcoin Cash upgrade was applied successfully to the blockchain, bringing a slew of features directed toward improving the overall experience of users. This particular upgrade marks the start of a new upgrade schedule that will allow… Continue Reading →

Cobie Livestream Raises $800,000 in Crypto to Pay Child’s Cancer Treatment

Cobie, the host of the Uponly podcast and a popular crypto Twitter personality, bolstered a fundraising session for John Oliver, a six-year-old kid that is currently battling leukemia. The initiative was quite successful, getting the attention of the likes of… Continue Reading →

Iranian Tax Agency to Profile Owners of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Cryptocurrencies have been a cause for concern in Teheran as the digital assets have attracted capital from other, traditional markets. The parliament’s leadership has now asked the tax agency to profile the owners of Iranian platforms facilitating cryptocurrency trading and… Continue Reading →

Major Music Festival Exit Takes Bitcoin for Tickets

A popular international music festival, Exit, is now accepting cryptocurrency for tickets, products, and services. This year’s 20th-anniversary edition of the European event will be held in early summer and the festival’s online store already offers discounts for impatient music… Continue Reading →

Ledger Holdings Generates $11.4 Million to Open U.S. Bitcoin Options Exchange

LedgerX, parent company of Ledger Holdings, generated $11.4 million in a financing campaign to open a regulated options exchange for bitcoin and other digital currencies in the U.S. The venture is led by Miami International Holdings Inc. and Huiyin Blockchain Venture Investments. … Continue Reading →

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