Category: Crypto

Defi Market Surpasses $1 Billion – But There’s a Catch

The total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance applications has surpassed $1 billion, prompting celebrations from the Ethereum community. Not everyone has been swift to toast the milestone, however, with suggestions that the true value locked into defi protocols is...

/ February 7, 2020

There’s No Such Thing as Tainted Bitcoins

All bitcoins are created equal. But in the eyes of blockchain forensics firms, some bitcoins are more equal than others. If these companies are to be believed, coins that have been used in criminal transactions are ‘tainted,’ destined to be...

/ February 6, 2020

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Bitspark Shuts Down Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Protests

Crypto exchange service provider Bitspark is shutting down next month despite reporting exponential growth following the launch of its cash point product. The CEO of the company explained that its internal restructuring has not worked out but insisted that the...

/ February 5, 2020

Fear Grips Stock Market Traders While Cryptocurrency Investors Become Greedy

The clash of two emotions, fear and greed, is said to determine investors’ sentiment. This ratio draws a historical picture of the market and it’s also an indicator of its future state. As an established trend, traditional investments such as...

/ February 4, 2020

China Stocks Plummet Despite 1.2 Trillion Yuan Injection to Mitigate Effects of Epidemic

China’s stock market plunged Monday under selling pressure accumulated during a prolonged holiday. Investors have been worried by the coronavirus outbreak that’s already taken the lives of more than 360 people. Beijing authorities have responded by pumping well over a...

/ February 3, 2020

US Politicians Want to Ban End-to-End Encryption on Messaging Services like Telegram and Whatsapp

Under the guise of fighting against online child pornography, American politicians are trying to effectively ban end-to-end encryption on all communication technology platforms for everyone. Newly proposed legislation could force companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to create back doors...

/ February 2, 2020

Jiang Zhuoer Restructures Development Funding Proposal for Bitcoin Cash

On January 31, Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer addressed the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community again after his initial proposal last Wednesday was met with mixed responses. Zhuoer changed a number of specifics within the proposed Infrastructure Funding Plan for Bitcoin Cash...

/ February 1, 2020

Hierarchies of Money: Why You Use Bank Money But the Bank Wants Reserve Currency

While people tend to think of money as being all the same, the fact is governments and banks use different types of money than the everyday individual. From the top of the economic pyramid of world reserve currencies, down through...

/ January 31, 2020

Bank Frick Expands Range of Crypto Assets to Offer Trading and Custodian Services for Bitcoin Cash

Bank Frick, a leading European blockchain bank, has expanded its range of cryptocurrencies for which it offers trading and custodian services. Bank Frick now offers trading and secure custody of bitcoin cash (BCH) for professional market participants and wealthy private...

/ January 30, 2020

New Chainalysis Report Sheds Light on Darknet Markets and the Need for Onchain Privacy

Darknet market activity hit new highs in 2019, as shown in a new report from blockchain forensics firm Chainalysis. Despite concerted attempts from law enforcement (LE) to crack down on darknet markets (DNMs), coupled with several exit scams, crypto inflows...

/ January 29, 2020

International Crypto Exchange Liquid Develops Perpetual BTC Contracts With Up to 100x Leverage

Leverage allows cryptocurrency traders unsatisfied with market volatility to make stronger plays on smaller movements. Trading platforms offer various ways to use leverage in order to capture this segment. The latest example is Liquid, an exchange that developed perpetual BTC...

/ January 28, 2020

Heated Debate Continues Over Bitcoin Cash Infrastructure Funding Plan

Last Wednesday, the founder of the mining operation Btc.top announced a proposal that would fund Bitcoin Cash (BCH) development over the course of six months. Over the last five days, the funding plan has been the most dominant conversation within...

/ January 27, 2020

Dubai Launching Crypto Valley in Tax-Free Zone

A Dubai government authority has announced that it is launching a crypto valley in the country’s free zone there is no personal or corporate income tax. With the help of its partners from the Swiss crypto valley, Dubai will offer...

/ January 26, 2020

Leading Swiss Stock Exchange Offers 12 Crypto Exchange-Traded Products With One That Shorts Bitcoin

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, now has 12 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products listed. The latest addition, the 21shares Short Bitcoin, allows investors to profit from falling prices of the digital currency. Other listed crypto products include those that track...

/ January 25, 2020

Trump ‘Loves’ Negative Rates and ‘Could Get Used to’ Them, Criticizes Fed at World Economic Forum, China Trade Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Tuesday saying the U.S. and other nations are “forced to compete … with nations that are getting negative rates, something very new.” Trump took direct shots at...

/ January 24, 2020

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading,...

/ January 23, 2020

6 Bankers Accused of Earning €30M in Bonuses From German Fraud, Tax Lawyer Out on €4M Bail

Former bank employees have received bonuses worth millions of euros in an illegal trading scheme that also involved a tax lawyer, prosecutors in Frankfurt revealed this week. The case is part of multiple investigations carried out across Germany, the hardest...

/ January 22, 2020

RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out...

/ January 21, 2020

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros...

/ January 20, 2020

Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines

The Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission. The guidelines also detail...

/ January 19, 2020