‘We Had a Bubble, It Popped,’ Says Novogratz on the Crypto Collapse

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Education The Biggest Barrier Preventing Online Investors From Purchasing Cryptocurrency

Education The Biggest Barrier Preventing Online Investors From Purchasing Cryptocurrency

People who are otherwise comfortable with technology can find themselves in a whole new world of jargon and confusion when they first get involved, or take an interest in, cryptocurrencies. The massive bull run of last year saw a huge increase in interest. The interest came not just from the unprecedented number of hedge firms… Continue reading Education The Biggest Barrier Preventing Online Investors From Purchasing Cryptocurrency

Coinbase lets you convert one cryptocurrency into another

Coinbase lets you convert one cryptocurrency into another

It’s hard to believe that you still had to convert your BTC into USD in order to buy ETH on Coinbase. The company is finally adding direct cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency conversions. The feature works with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), 0x (ZRX) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). It is only available to U.S. customers… Continue reading Coinbase lets you convert one cryptocurrency into another

Bitcoin Bear Market Is Scaring Off Institutional Investors, Claims JPMorgan

Bitcoin Bear Market Is Scaring Off Institutional Investors, Claims JPMorgan

Institutional investors are being scared off by the protracted crypto bear marker. That’s the assessment of a team of JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts, including global market strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou. “Participation by financial institutions in Bitcoin trading appears to be fading,” the JPMorgan team wrote in a December 14 research note. “Key flow metrics have… Continue reading Bitcoin Bear Market Is Scaring Off Institutional Investors, Claims JPMorgan

Bitcoin extortionists threaten victims with ‘hitman’ unless they cough up $4K

Cryptocurrency scams are getting more old-school with every week that passes. Hacks seem to be too difficult these days and old-fashioned threats are becoming the way of the crypto-criminal. According to emails seen by Bleeping Computer, scammers are now threatening victims with a hitman if they don’t pay $4,000 in Bitcoin BTC to call off… Continue reading Bitcoin extortionists threaten victims with ‘hitman’ unless they cough up $4K

Belgian cryptocurrency scam blacklist swells to 113 dodgy domains

Belgian cryptocurrency scam blacklist swells to 113 dodgy domains

The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has identified a fresh batch of cryptocurrency scams. It has added a swathe of new sites to its blockchain blacklist, expanding it to 113 dodgy domains. In a special warning to local investors, FSMA declared it prudent for Belgians to keep a serving of moules-frites between themselves and the… Continue reading Belgian cryptocurrency scam blacklist swells to 113 dodgy domains

Ex-Goldman Exec Sees Better Days Ahead for Crypto as Institution-Focused Crypto Brokerage Launches

Ex-Goldman Exec Sees Better Days Ahead for Crypto as Institution-Focused Crypto Brokerage Launches

Greg Tusar / LinkedinDespite the price declines that cryptocurrencies have endured this year, an ex-Goldman Sachs executive is still optimistic about the future of digital assets. Greg Tusar, who is a former global head of electronic trading at the New York-based financial giant, likened the current state of the crypto market to the ‘early days… Continue reading Ex-Goldman Exec Sees Better Days Ahead for Crypto as Institution-Focused Crypto Brokerage Launches

Big Crypto Recovery as EOS Surges 35%: Can Bitcoin Recover to $4,000?

Big Crypto Recovery as EOS Surges 35%: Can Bitcoin Recover to $4,000?

Over the last 24 hours, the crypto market demonstrated one of the strongest single-day rallies since November, as Bitcoin (BTC) rebounded by more than 11 percent from $3,181 to $3,541. EOS, which was the sixth most valuable cryptocurrency last week ranked behind Tether (USDT) and Stellar (XLM) overtook Stellar with a staggering 35 percent price… Continue reading Big Crypto Recovery as EOS Surges 35%: Can Bitcoin Recover to $4,000?

Coinbase Launches Direct Crypto to Crypto Conversion for U.S Customers

Coinbase Launches Direct Crypto to Crypto Conversion for U.S Customers

As part of its 12 Days of Consecutive Announcement, major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has launched a new feature that allows investors to convert their cryptocurrencies into other digital assets, according to a company announcement on December 17, 2018. Called the “Convert,” the exchange claims the new feature is way cheaper than selling and buying a different… Continue reading Coinbase Launches Direct Crypto to Crypto Conversion for U.S Customers

Zurcoin Co-Founder Alleges Most Exchanges Manipulating Cryptocurrency Market

Zurcoin Co-Founder Alleges Most Exchanges Manipulating Cryptocurrency Market

Zurcoin co-founder Daniel Mark Harrison has alleged that the majority of crypto exchanges are actively engaged in manipulating digital asset markets, which threatens the long term stability of the market and also fundamentally contradicts cryptocurrency’s principle of decentralisation. In a post published on his Medium page, Harrison stated that exchanges are effectively stealing from their… Continue reading Zurcoin Co-Founder Alleges Most Exchanges Manipulating Cryptocurrency Market

ATO eyes cryptocurrency activity in annual tax returns

ATO eyes cryptocurrency activity in annual tax returns

An ATO spokesman said increased investor transparency had been created through changes to Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws, including by requiring digital currency exchanges to register with the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre.Exchanges are required to verify the identity of their customers and report suspicious transactions over $10,000.”While there is no specific… Continue reading ATO eyes cryptocurrency activity in annual tax returns

Influential Cypherpunk Timothy C. May Dies at 67

Influential Cypherpunk Timothy C. May Dies at 67

Timothy C. MayTimothy C. May, widely recognised as the progenitor of modern cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, has passed away at his home in Corralitos, California, at the age of 67. The renowned cryptography expert and former Intel engineer was a founding member of the Cypherpunk Mailing List and the author of the Crypto Anarchist Manifesto. He… Continue reading Influential Cypherpunk Timothy C. May Dies at 67

Exclusive: Malta To Get A Blockchain Bank

Exclusive: Malta To Get A Blockchain Bank

It seems that Malta is about to get a bank that will finally begin servicing crypto and blockchain companies as well as high net worth individuals, who until recently, have been shunned by traditional banks on the so-called ‘Blockchain Island’. OK Group’s investment arm, OK Blockchain Capital Limited, announced that it is the anchor investor… Continue reading Exclusive: Malta To Get A Blockchain Bank

Bears Seize the Stock Markets While Cryptos Add $9 Billion

Bears Seize the Stock Markets While Cryptos Add $9 Billion

After ongoing stock market volatility, blamed on technology stocks, interest rate hikes and trade disputes, the bears are calling a possible crash. Meanwhile, as money flows out of the conventional markets, cryptocurrencies are green and gaining. Cryptocurrency market capitalization is now up over $9 billion. Total Cryptocurrency Market Capitalization Source: CoinMarketCapFor the stock markets, the… Continue reading Bears Seize the Stock Markets While Cryptos Add $9 Billion

Nobel Laureate Romer on Cryptography, Innovation in Future of Money

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Abacus has attracted $2 million from YC, Justin Kan, and Coinbase to help startups and investors manage tokenized liquidity programs

Abacus has attracted $2 million from YC, Justin Kan, and Coinbase to help startups and investors manage tokenized liquidity programs

For the crypto market to become attractive to institutional investors, companies and their investors need to ensure that tokenized securities — digital assets subject to federal security regulations — can be as easily tracked and traded and exchanged as traditional stock shares. Abacus, a young company that passed through Y Combinator this past summer, think… Continue reading Abacus has attracted $2 million from YC, Justin Kan, and Coinbase to help startups and investors manage tokenized liquidity programs

Bitcoin Price Will Crash to Zero Says Bitcoin Cash Founder Calvin Ayre

Bitcoin Price Will Crash to Zero Says Bitcoin Cash Founder Calvin Ayre

Bitcoin Cash co-founder Calvin Ayre predicts that the flagship cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, will plunge to zero in 2019 because it’s worthless. But never fear, he said,  because Bitcoin Cash Satoshi Vision (BSV) will be there to save the day. Interestingly, Ayre insists that the Bitcoin price is being deliberately deflated right now in order to stamp it out of… Continue reading Bitcoin Price Will Crash to Zero Says Bitcoin Cash Founder Calvin Ayre

Teenage Crypto Millionaire Erik Finman Says Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead, Offers Hope for Bitcoin Cash

Teenage Crypto Millionaire Erik Finman Says Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead, Offers Hope for Bitcoin Cash

Erik Finman, a teenager who became filthy rich during the Bitcoin boom, has now issued a warning to Bitcoin maximalists, the term given to those who believe in the Bitcoin revolution, that the currency has a bleak long-term outlook. Finman has a habit of bashing digital assets. In 2017, he told Mic that he wasn’t convinced… Continue reading Teenage Crypto Millionaire Erik Finman Says Bitcoin is Pretty Much Dead, Offers Hope for Bitcoin Cash

Iranian Official Believes Blockchain Can Drive Economic Growth

Iranian Official Believes Blockchain Can Drive Economic Growth

According to an Iranian official, the integration of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies could provide a much-needed boost to the country’s economy, per reports on the Tehran Times. Alireza Daliri, a Deputy for Management Development and Resources at the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, stated that blockchain technology could provide Iran with a platform to… Continue reading Iranian Official Believes Blockchain Can Drive Economic Growth

Bitcoin jumps 11%, rebounding above $3,400 on the one-year anniversary of its $19,000 record

Bitcoin jumps 11%, rebounding above $3,400 on the one-year anniversary of its $19,000 record

Yu Chun Christopher Wong | S3studio | Getty Images A photo illustration of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is seen on September 13 2018 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  Bitcoin staged a minor recovery on Monday, finally topping the $3,400 level after weeks of pain. The cryptocurrency has nosedived by more than 80 percent from the all-time… Continue reading Bitcoin jumps 11%, rebounding above $3,400 on the one-year anniversary of its $19,000 record