There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the Bitcoin ETF. When will it get approved? Who will win the tortoise race through the SEC's glacial approval process? Will it even matter? But what often gets glossed over is that there are already not one, but two "sidedoor ETFs" trading on OTC Markets in the U.S. - Bitcoin's GBTC and...
  A prominent crypto economist has explained how growing up in 1990s Russia shaped her belief that cryptocurrencies could one day become a multi-trillion dollar asset class. Anya Nova , who is a crypto economist with Perth-based blockchain project Power Ledger , says she experienced extreme hyperinflation during her childhood and realised that...
  The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass three bills that focus on cryptocurrency and its use for illegal activities . If there's one thing that grabs the attention of legislators, it's fearmongering. A politician loves nothing more than to whip up some hysteria over an issue before introducing a piece of legislation that they s...
 Reason #1 Bitcoin is now even more secure. Compared to one year ago, the computing power deployed on the Bitcoin network by users all over the world has more than doubled . Reason #2 The number of daily active addresses is stable. In a big bear market, this kind of stability is an encouraging sign. Reason #3 Transaction volume has doubled. Th...
  Since the announcement about Bakkt by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) on 3 August 2018, many reports have suggested that Starbucks is getting ready to accept Bitcoin payments. But are these claims valid? This article takes a closer look at this announcement to discover the truth about Starbucks and crypto payments. The press release by ICE (...
  The Ethereum network will be undergoing a scheduled upgrade at block number 7,080,000 , which is predicted to occur on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 . The exact date is subject to change depending on block times between now and then and could be activated 1-2 days before or after. A countdown timer can be seen at https://amberdata.io/blocks/70...
  According to a new claim from a Russian economist, the world's 12th largest economy is about to pour $10 billion into Bitcoin. Vladislav Ginko, a lecturer at Moscow's Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, says US sanctions are forcing Russia to diversify. Chris, I believe sitting here in Moscow, Russia, ...
This article has been updated since publication to reflect Coincheck and bitFlyer's decision to temporarily pause Ethereum Classic deposits and withdrawals. Ethereum Classic ( ETC ) developers have stated that a mining pool evidently claiming over 50 percent of the network's hashrate was "most likely selfish mining" in a tweet today, Jan. 7. ETC de...
Estonian digital trading platform DX Exchange will begin offering tokenized stocks on the Ethereum blockchain next week, the company confirmed in a press release Jan. 3. DX, which will reportedly be the first exchange to offer such trading in a fully regulated environment in the European Union , will use Nasdaq's Financial Information exchange (FIX...
Bakkt looks forward after a bellwether year  I  am pleased to confirm that we have completed our first round of funding of $182.5 million from 12 partners and investors who, like us, believe in the future of digital assets. The partners and investors in the first round include Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, Eagle Seven, Galaxy Digi...
We're pleased to announce that Bitcoin (BTC) support has finally arrived on Lite.IM! Now you can send, receive, and manage your Bitcoin easily and securely right from the convenience of popular messaging platforms like Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and SMS (in the US and Canada). Bitcoin is the fourth currency to arrive on Lite.IM after Litecoin (L...
A recent survey shows that more than one-third of big companies in Germany see blockchain technology as revolutionary as the internet was back in its day. On top of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence, blockchain technology one of the current three areas of development with massive potential. The survey was administered by the German...
 F acebook looks to be jumping on the blockchain wagon with plans to introduce its own stablecoin, according to a report from Bloomberg . The social network company — under fire for a seemingly constant stream of privacy snafus of late — created an internal blockchain division in May and, while there has been plenty of speculation , the exact ...
In the border city of Cúcuta, Venezuelan refugees stream into Colombia , searching for food to feed their families. Years of high inflation, projected to top 1 million percent , has turned bolivares into scrap paper . More than 3 million Venezuelans have fled since 2014, and 5,500 exit for good each day. According to the United Nations , the exodus...
Bitcoin, in recent years, has become a household name and is probably the most widely accepted Cryptocurrency. You might have doubts about investing in bitcoins, you might need a guide to buy bitcoins or you may wonder why the price of bitcoins moves so much, but here are a few reasons why you should invest in them even in 2018. 1. Bitcoin is relia...
The way I see it, investors in 2017 — and specifically in Q4 — wanted to buy Bitcoin ( BTC) and Ethereum ( ETH ) for the sole purpose of exchanging it for specific ICO tokens they wanted to invest in. The buyers of Bitcoin and Ethereum did not want to own Bitcoin or Ethereum. They wanted to buy the newly issued initial coin offering ( ICO ) tokens,...