Crypto Firm BlockFi Trims Interest Rates of Bitcoin Savings Accounts

Crypto Firm BlockFi Trims Interest Rates of Bitcoin Savings Accounts

launched as a private beta in January, before rolling out to the public at the start of March, has so far been dubbed a “huge success” by the firm.The BIA gives investors a return whether the crypto market is up or down, and is proving hugely popular with investors.It has drawn in around $35 million… Continue reading Crypto Firm BlockFi Trims Interest Rates of Bitcoin Savings Accounts

Bitcoin Price: Key Technical Indicator Shows BTC Surging to $5,500

Bitcoin Price: Key Technical Indicator Shows BTC Surging to $5,500

struggling to maintain momentum above the key $4,000 mark.Several traders have demonstrated concerns over the extended period of stability demonstrated by bitcoin because, in late 2018, the cryptocurrency recorded a drop of around 50 percent following three months of stagnation in the $6,300 to $6,500 range.However, a cryptocurrency technical analyst known to the community as… Continue reading Bitcoin Price: Key Technical Indicator Shows BTC Surging to $5,500

Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Pros in 2019: Study

Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Pros in 2019: Study

report from Aite Group, a global research and advisory firm.Insurance Professionals are Boning up on BitcoinIndividuals with technical expertise in both Bitcoin and insurance (based on LinkedIn profiles) soared from 102 in April 2017 to 5,418 in January 2019 (see Figure 1 below). Those with expertise in both blockchain and insurance rose even more dramatically:… Continue reading Bitcoin Expertise ‘Exploding’ Among Insurance Pros in 2019: Study

Why Bitcoin Plunged to 15th in China’s Bizarre Crypto Rankings

Why Bitcoin Plunged to 15th in China’s Bizarre Crypto Rankings

Bitcoin dropped from 13th to 15th since last month while TRON climbed up the rankings to secure the number 2 spot. EOS topped the rankings, and Ethereum fell behind TRON at third.EOS & TRON Trump Bitcoin in China Blockchain RankingsJoin CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for… Continue reading Why Bitcoin Plunged to 15th in China’s Bizarre Crypto Rankings

France Won’t Launch Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon: PwC Blockchain Exec

France Won’t Launch Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon: PwC Blockchain Exec

unchecked over-exuberance, saying the virtual currency economy needs to be battle-tested to ensure that investors are protected from scams, Forbes reported.Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for future events and services. Support our journalists today. Click here to sign up.“France’s central bank may not be the… Continue reading France Won’t Launch Cryptocurrency Anytime Soon: PwC Blockchain Exec

Bitcoin Dominance Drops Near 50% – Boom on the Way?

Bitcoin Dominance Drops Near 50% – Boom on the Way?

“alt season,” money rapidly flowing into altcoins and a relatively stagnant Bitcoin price conspire to lower the actual position of Bitcoin. But not by much. Bitcoin’s market capitalization can still fit hundreds of other cryptos within it.This Isn’t 2015 or 2017 – The Market Is Far More CrowdedSome in the space have noted that a… Continue reading Bitcoin Dominance Drops Near 50% – Boom on the Way?

Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Western Union is pushing further into the crypto world, teaming up with a cross-border payments network so its customers can take advantage of mobile wallets.The network is Thunes, and through it, Western Union customers can send funds directly into a recipient’s mobile wallet. All they need to do is go online or visit one of… Continue reading Western Union Makes Key Partnership To Deliver Money To Mobile Wallets

Agustin Carstens: Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

Agustin Carstens: Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

the answer is a definitive “no.”Carstens has never been a fan of crypto, having likening bitcoin to a “bubble,” a “Ponzi scheme” and an “environmental disaster” in the past. At a speech in Dublin, Carstens explained his fear of cryptocurrencies further, saying that they undermine the global banking system.Join CCN for $9.99 per month and… Continue reading Agustin Carstens: Banks Should Not Issue Digital Currencies

The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

revealed as Omar Dhanani. After denying this and disputing reports linking him to his criminal past, records were obtained showing that Patryn legally changed his name twice, six years before he founded Quadriga with Cotten.Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for future events and services. Support… Continue reading The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

posting to SmartRecruiters, the global card giant said it is looking for someone who is “passionate about the intersection of payments and cryptocurrency,” and “deeply familiar with permissionless blockchain technology.”With the additional job requirement of “a close network of experts in the fast moving cryptocurrency and fintech ecosystem,” it looks like the ancient 20th Century… Continue reading Visa Is Avidly Fishing For A Crypto Blockchain Dev Hero

IBM Crypto Chief Calls Company the “Leader” in Blockchain Technology

IBM Crypto Chief Calls Company the “Leader” in Blockchain Technology

Jesse Lund, who heads the blockchain division, claims IBM is the leader in blockchain technology.In a recent interview, Lund stated:What IBM’s been doing as the leader in blockchain technology for the last three years is adding security and confidence to the system.IBM And Stellar Partnership Challenge xRapidLund talks about IBM’s cross-border payments solution, which in… Continue reading IBM Crypto Chief Calls Company the “Leader” in Blockchain Technology

Alleged BTC-e Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

Alleged BTC-e Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

Kathimerini, Vinnik filed an appeal with a court in the port city of Piraeus seeking to be released or extradited to his home country. The Russian national who has been on a hunger strike for three months cited humanitarian reasons in his plea.Alexander Vinnik, in frail condition following hunger strike. Photo shown by his lawyers… Continue reading Alleged BTC-e Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

Regulating Bakkt – How the Platform Could Experience Further Delays

Regulating Bakkt – How the Platform Could Experience Further Delays

decided to approve or decline it.The issue could be as simple as how to regulate the name ICE has given it, which is Bakkt.Join CCN for $9.99 per month and get an ad-free version of CCN including discounts for future events and services. Support our journalists today. Click here to sign up.”Behind the delay is… Continue reading Regulating Bakkt – How the Platform Could Experience Further Delays

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Predicts $10,000 BTC in 2019

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Predicts $10,000 BTC in 2019

the BitMEX newsletter, CEO Arthur Hayes predicts that the $10,000 Bitcoin will return this year. Hayes ties federal reserve inflation rates to the last bull run in Bitcoin, and thinks the Fed’s recent decision to halt interest rate hikes will predicate the next one.Monetary Policy to Play Huge Role in Bitcoin’s Return to $10KHe justifies… Continue reading BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Predicts $10,000 BTC in 2019

You can now play scratchcards with Bitcoin, thanks to the Lightning Network

You can now play scratchcards with Bitcoin, thanks to the Lightning Network

The Lightning Network is where all the weird and wonderful use cases of Bitcoin BTC micro-payments come to life. You can order a Coke, feed chickens, dispense candy, and even play roulette or Pokémon, all courtesy of the Bitcoin sidechain. But thanks to one enterprising dev, the Lightning Network now has scratchcards. This one has… Continue reading You can now play scratchcards with Bitcoin, thanks to the Lightning Network

What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

here to sign up.All-Time Performance of the Crypto Market (Source: Coinmarketcap.com)The entrance of SBI Holdings into the mining market at this phase of the correction suggests that the company has confidence in the long-term growth of bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market.Timing of SBI’s Bitcoin Mining Business is EssentialIn the months to come, with semiconductors expert… Continue reading What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

Majority of bitcoin trading is a hoax, new study finds

Majority of bitcoin trading is a hoax, new study finds

Guillaume Payen | LightRocket | Getty Images A smartphone displays the Bitcoin GBP market value on the stock exchange via the Yahoo Finance app. New research is casting even more doubt on the legitimacy of bitcoin trading. An analysis published by Bitwise this week shows that 95 percent of bitcoin spot trading is faked by… Continue reading Majority of bitcoin trading is a hoax, new study finds

Tim Draper, el inversor de capital de riesgo que le recomendó a Macri cambiar al peso por el bitcoin

Draper cree que el bitcoin alcanzará la valuación de US$250.000 en 2023 Tim Draper, de 60 años, es un inversor de capital de riesgo y una celebridad en el mundo emprendedor que estuvo de visita en el país porque Draper Cygnus, el fondo argentino que pertenece a Draper Venture Network, fue el anfitrión de la… Continue reading Tim Draper, el inversor de capital de riesgo que le recomendó a Macri cambiar al peso por el bitcoin

(+) Decentralized Poker: How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em With EOS

(+) Decentralized Poker: How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em With EOS

only getting started, and have simpler games like “Dice52,” regular dice, and “moon” available, a project called PokerKing has built a fully functioning Texas Hold ‘Em game on EOS.Decentralized Poker Through EOSHere’s what it looks like in action:Read the full story by subscribing to CCN and receive an ad-free version including discounts on future events… Continue reading (+) Decentralized Poker: How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em With EOS

Bitcoin ETF Application Based on 5% of Reported Trading

Bitcoin ETF Application Based on 5% of Reported Trading

has applied to the SEC for a Bitcoin ETF. In preparation for their application, they conducted a study of 80 exchanges, mostly unregulated. Their findings are worse than most: they found that almost 95% of all unregulated exchanges report fake volume. As such, their ETF will be based only on the 5% that is legitimate.Bitwise’s… Continue reading Bitcoin ETF Application Based on 5% of Reported Trading