S&P Dow Jones Indices has made it official: they will launch cryptocurrency indexes in 2021, becoming the latest major finance company to make its inception into the digital asset industry. More than 550 of the top traded coins to be … read more.
An equity and derivatives strategist with a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading believes that bitcoin has a place in investment portfolios. He has a price target for bitcoin of $50,000 in 2021. Bitcoin Has a Place in … read more.
Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that will force private stablecoin issuers to obtain a banking charter (or license) and approval from the Federal Reserve before they can issue a stablecoin. Instigated by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, with support from … read more.
While bitcoin and a number of digital assets set new 2020 price highs, a variety of crypto-asset commentators have detailed that since October, there’s been a lot of bitcoin buying action during U.S. market hours. Data shows that between East … read more.
While the bitcoin economy has swelled in value, the overall network hashrate has gradually climbed higher as miners are making a lot of money confirming blocks. However, obtaining bitcoin mining rigs isn’t so easy these days, and regional reports from … read more.
Just recently, after the exchange paused cryptocurrency withdrawals, the trading platform Okex finally enabled digital currency withdrawals last Wednesday. Since then, the exchange seems to be experiencing an exodus of funds leaving, as onchain data shows Okex’s crypto-asset reserves like … read more.
One of the largest insurance companies in Israel has been hit by a ransomware attack, and the threat actors started to release sensitive data, as the firm doesn’t pay the requested ransom in bitcoin (BTC). Israel-Based Shirbit Still Refuses to … read more.
The top U.S. banking regulator has confirmed that positive cryptocurrency regulation is coming in a matter of weeks, by the end of the Trump term. “It’s going to work for everybody,” said the regulator, adding that the new regulation will … read more.
Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, is ready to put 5% of his investment portfolio in a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) that is approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Long known as a … read more.
Digital currency markets have climbed significantly in value all year long, despite the gloomy global economy and the aftermath of Covid-19 responses. Bitcoin prices have been hovering at values not seen since 2017, and the top crypto asset in terms … read more.
Just recently, the China-based bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Microbt released a new ASIC device that clocks up to 112 terahash per second (TH/s). The new machine is one of the top-performing mining rigs on the market, according to today’s network … read more.
The “Silk Road” movie has been acquired by Lionsgate and will soon be released in the U.S. The movie features Silk Road marketplace founder Ross Ulbricht and events leading to his arrest. Silk Road Movie Coming Soon An upcoming feature … read more.
German private bank Hauck & Aufhäuser says it will launch a crypto investment fund in January next year, allowing institutional and semi-institutional investors to invest in digital assets including, bitcoin, ether, and stellar. ● According to a report on Fundview, … read more.
It’s been over 3 years since August 1, 2017, the day Bitcoin Cash was born. I know because I was there and part of the loosely knit ‘team’ that launched the Bitcoin Cash project. Now, after some time has passed … read more.
A recent Glassnode report says some long-term holders (LTHs) of bitcoin offloaded part of their holdings and cashed out their profits during a bull-run. Still, the report explains that the sell-off, which has been noticeable since late November, is not … read more.
A new report says institutional investors pumped $429 million into cryptos and cryptocurrency funds in the week ending December 7. The figure, which is the second-highest on record, pushes to the total value of digital assets under management (AUM) to … read more.
The American publishing executive, Steve Forbes, recently published a video concerning his thoughts on bitcoin and told viewers that the popular crypto asset is “not yet” the new gold. The business magazine’s editor-in-chief says that bitcoin’s value “remains too volatile,” … read more.
On Monday, the U.S. bank Wells Fargo’s wholly-owned subsidiary and registered investment adviser the Wells Fargo Investment Institute published an investment strategy with a page dedicated to the crypto asset bitcoin. The institute’s contributing author and head of real asset … read more.
Chinese authorities are launching a national crackdown against fraudulent SIM card and bank account schemes. The latest detained under this operation is one of the founders of a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange CEO Global (ceobi). Crypto Exchange Founder Taken Into … read more.
A survey commissioned by Satoshilabs finds that from the 45.8% of American respondents that say they own cryptos, nearly all of them (95%) believe cryptos to be a genuine currency solution. In addition, about 31.7% of those surveyed see crypto … read more.
A multinational electronic giant and a well-known manufacturer of Apple products is the latest victim of a millionaire ransomware attack deployed over the Thanksgiving weekend on one of its branches. Apple’s Manufacturer Is the Latest Victim of Well-Known Ransomware Gang … read more.
The well known gold bug, CEO and chief investment officer at U.S. Global Investors, Frank Holmes recently sat down for an interview and discussed his price predictions in regard to the 2021 value of gold. Holmes also said that cryptocurrencies … read more.
Venezuela is reportedly paying companies in allied countries, including Iran and Turkey, with bitcoin to mitigate the effects of U.S. sanctions on its economy. The Venezuelan government is also planning to increase bitcoin usage now that it has a dedicated … read more.
Citigroup has downgraded the Nasdaq-listed, pro-bitcoin Microstrategy to a “sell” rating after the company announced that it would offer $400 million convertible senior notes to buy more bitcoin. Microstrategy currently holds about 40,824 bitcoins. Citi Analyst Uncomfortable With Microstrategy’s ‘Disproportionate … read more.
Standard Chartered Bank CEO Bill Winters sees the adoption of digital currencies as “absolutely inevitable.” He says there is a role for both private digital currencies and state-backed ones. His bank subsequently announces that it is launching a crypto custody … read more.
On December 9, the Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency mining company, Marathon Patent Group, announced the firm is purchasing 10,000 Antminer S-19j Pro units from the Chinese mining manufacturer Bitmain. According to Marathon, after the acquisition of next-generation bitcoin miners, the company will … read more.
Fidelity Digital says it will allow institutional customers to pledge bitcoin as collateral against cash loans in partnership with Blockfi. The firm’s decision helps bitcoin investors turn their digital holdings into cash without selling. Fidelity’s targeted clients include hedge funds, … read more.
The Indian cryptocurrency industry is experiencing massive growth. New traders are flooding crypto exchanges, executives from four of the largest crypto trading platforms in India exclusively told news.Bitcoin.com. They also share their views on what drives the Indian crypto market, … read more.
BBVA, the second-largest bank in Spain, has announced the launch of its bitcoin trading and custody service through its Swiss subsidiary. Beginning with bitcoin, BBVA plans to expand its services for other cryptocurrencies. BBVA Rolls Out Bitcoin Trading and Custody … read more.
DBS, the largest bank in Southeast Asia, has officially announced the launch of several crypto services, including a crypto exchange. DBS’ crypto trading platform supports four fiat currencies and four cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin. DBS Launches Bitcoin Services DBS officially announced … read more.
According to a study published by the blockchain analysis firm Elliptic, over 13% of all proceeds of crime in bitcoin (BTC) were laundered via privacy wallets in 2020, up from 2% from the figures posted in 2019. 13% of All … read more.
A South Florida federal district judge has sentenced Jose Angel Aman to 84 months in prison for his role in perpetrating a $25 million diamond Ponzi scheme. In addition, the judge ordered Aman to pay over $23 million in restitution … read more.
Argentina’s Senate approved an extraordinary one-time wealth tax to fight the coronavirus pandemic by seeking to boost government revenue and targeting millionaires with assets of more than 200 million pesos ($2.5 million). At the same time, the country still faces … read more.
According to onchain data analytics researchers, one of the founders of the company Ripple, Jed McCaleb allegedly sold 29.5 million XRP in a single day. McCaleb, an early cryptocurrency investor, and self-made entrepreneur is one of the richest men on … read more.