Venezuela Passes Law Legalizing Crypto Mining, Forces Miners to Join National Mining Pool
Reports say Venezuela has now legalized bitcoin mining following the decree recently issued by the National Superintendency of Crypto Assets and Related Activities (Sunacrip). As part of the new regulations, all entities and individuals interested in legally mining bitcoin and … read more.
US Federal Reserve Actively Working on Digital Dollar
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors and several Federal Reserve Banks are actively working on the digital dollar. Legislation has proposed that each American could have an account at the Fed for transacting in the central bank digital currency. Several … read more.
Cryptojacking: A Rising Threat to All Internet Users
The cryptocurrency revolution steadily marches on. While it has yet to completely reshape the financial and other systems of everyday life, crypto acquisition and usage grow yearly. There is so much to love about cryptocurrency. From its decentralized and democratic … read more.
Novogratz: Dangerous Time to Be in Stocks, Bitcoin Has More Upside Than Gold
Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz explains why it is a dangerous time to be in the stock market right now, leading up to the U.S. presidential election. While bearish on the dollar, Novogratz is bullish on bitcoin and gold but … read more.
Crypto-Fueled Market Openbazaar to Close Shop Unless OB1 Raises Community Funding
On September 25, the creators of the decentralized marketplace, Openbazaar, announced that unless the project can gather community funding, the supporting services like seed nodes and the API wallet will shut down. The firm behind the project, OB1 is also … read more.
Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Drops Below 80% as Audit Controversy Lingers On
The total volume of stablecoins in circulation is closing in on the $20 billion mark, while the market-leading coin, USDT’s share of the total circulating supply continues to shrink, data from Coinmetrics shows. According to the data, USDT now accounts … read more.
$2.4 Trillion Stimulus Package Proposed in US With Second Direct Payments to Americans
A new stimulus package costing about $2.4 trillion is being prepared in the U.S. that includes a second round of stimulus checks for Americans. Since the first coronavirus stimulus package was signed into law, talks of further relief aid have … read more.
Mark Cuban Wants an Expiration Date on Stimulus Checks: Critics Say Proposal Is Right out of a Banana Republic Playbook
U.S. billionaire Mark Cuban wants the next stimulus check to come with an expiration date in order to force Americans to spend the funds. The businessman believes this “use it or lose it” approach would benefit the U.S. economy as … read more.
Defi Token Exposed as Pump and Dump Scam in Leaked Telegram Chat
A leaked Telegram discussion by 50 so-called crypto influencers has exposed the extraordinary steps they take in order to profit on the back off unsuspecting defi investors. According to a leaked screenshot of the chat, an elaborate plan to defraud … read more.
Grayscale Investments Scooped Up Over 17,000 BTC in the Last Seven Days
During the last seven days, Grayscale Investments purchased 17,100 BTC or $182 million worth of bitcoin using today’s exchange rates. The company’s bitcoin position is now close to 450,000 BTC worth roughly $4.7 billion. The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is … read more.
Bitcoin’s Big Believers: 6-Digits ‘Inevitable,’ BTC Has a Better Chance of Going to $100K Than Zero
For a number of years now bitcoiners have predicted that the price of bitcoin will surpass its all-time high from 2017 and many believe it will rise to the $100k or six-digit price range. This week bitcoin enthusiasts discussed the … read more.
Token Projects to Recover $130M from the Kucoin Hack, Devs Condemned for Centralization
The cryptocurrency community has been discussing the Kucoin hack as a great number of ERC20 projects have frozen, paused, or reversed their smart contracts after the hack. Estimates say that at least $129 million ERC20 tokens affected are considered “safe” … read more.
New Zealand Tax Agency Asks Crypto Firms to Hand Over Clients’ Personal Data
The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand has requested that crypto companies in the country hand over their customers’ personal details, cryptocurrency asset values as well as the type of asset held. According to a September 28 report by … read more.
US Senate Candidate Is a Hodler, Sees Bitcoin as Alternative Store of Value to US Dollar
US Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis is pro-bitcoin. She bought her first bitcoin during her time in Congress. Now she calls herself a hodler and sees the cryptocurrency as a viable alternative store of value to the US dollar. Bitcoin Advocate … read more.
Easily Spend Your Bitcoin via Prepaid Debit Card or a PayPal Account with Bitcoin of America’s Easy to Use Trading Platform
Bitcoin of America offers a number of convenient ways to transfer your bitcoin or litecoin to commonly used USD payment gateways like prepaid debit cards or a PayPal account. Read the guides below to find the method that’s best for … read more.
Uniswap Captures $2 Billion Locked, Dex Volume Outpaces Second-Largest Centralized Exchange
The decentralized exchange (dex) built on Ethereum, Uniswap has accumulated a whopping $2 billion in total value locked (TVL) this week. Tuesday’s data shows out of all the decentralized finance (defi) application’s Uniswap dominates the $11 billion landscape by over … read more.
Devere Group CEO Predicts Bitcoin Can Replace Gold as Top Safe-Haven Within a Generation
A few weeks ago, Devere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green said that he believed the U.S. election would bolster the price of bitcoin. Speaking with the financial broadcast MoneyFM on Monday, Green said he also believes that bitcoin will … read more.
Cumulative Ethereum Transaction Fees in 2020 Supersede Bitcoin’s by a Long Shot
This week the research and analysis team Coin Metrics published a report on how decentralized finance (defi) is “fueling Ethereum’s growth.” Meanwhile, the researchers also highlighted that Ethereum’s cumulative transaction fees in 2020 are now over $350 million and more … read more.
JPMorgan Admits Fraud, Agrees to Billion Dollar Settlement for Illegal Trading
JPMorgan Chase has admitted to fraud charges and agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm has agreed to pay nearly a billion dollars in penalties … read more.
American Economist Stephen Roach: ‘U.S. Dollar in the Early Stages of Sharp Decent’
American economist and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, Stephen Roach said on Sunday that he believes the U.S. dollar will “crash faster and harder.” Roach said similar statements during an interview back in June, and his latest commentary stresses … read more.
Onecoin Victims Join Petition Seeking Establishment of Crypto Fraud Compensation Fund
Onecoin victims have joined a consortium that wants the European Parliament to consider a petition seeking the establishment of a compensation fund. The envisioned EU-administered fund will function as an insurance kitty for current and future victims of all crypto … read more.
Venezuela To Start Using Cryptocurrency in Global Trade in Efforts To Fend off U.S. Sanctions
Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro says the country is to start using cryptocurrency in both domestic and global trade, as part of efforts to neutralize crippling U.S. economic sanctions. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Sept. 29, Maduro revealed that the … read more.