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A Swedish man suspected in a case involving a bomb being mailed to a Bitcoin firm has been convicted of attempted murder and is facing up to seven years in prison. Swedish Bitcoin Bomber Convicted of Attempted Murder According to the Associated Press, Michael Salonen, age 43, has been sentences to up to seven years […].
A Swedish man suspected in a case involving a bomb being mailed to a Bitcoin firm has been convicted of attempted murder and is facing up to seven years in prison. Swedish Bitcoin Bomber Convicted of Attempted Murder According to the Associated Press, Michael Salonen, age 43, has been sentences to up to seven years.
Mobile payments and merchant services provider Square, Inc. has revealed its Q3 revenue report, and with it has shared some positive growth in Bitcoin-related revenue.
Mobile payments and merchant services provider Square, Inc. has revealed its Q3 revenue report, and with it has shared some positive growth in Bitcoin-related revenue.
The native cryptocurrency token powering the Brave browser, Basic Attention Token, has fallen 20% overnight over concerns stemming from the SEC’s recent crackdown. BAT Faces Deep Correction After Coinbase Listing Surge While Bitcoin and much of the rest of the cryptocurrency market continue to struggle to break out through long-term downtrend resistance, Basic Attention Token.
The CEO of Revolut has claimed that large institutional clients, which are often cited as the drivers of the next crypto bull run, have shown very little interest in investing in assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Revolut CEO: Institutional Investors Show “No Interest” in Crypto While speaking at the Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal this week,.
Cybercriminals have hacked one of the largest website traffic analytics platforms on the web, and with it have injected malicious code into over 600,000 websites in an attempt to gain access to Bitcoin held at cryptocurrency exchange Gate. io.
Scammers plaguing a popular social media platform have successfully stolen over $150,000 in cryptocurrency. They used the verified accounts of two prominent British businesses by posing as Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk.
An Indian teenager is in hot water after threatening to carry out a deadly attack on a U. S.
One of the most prominent names in cryptocurrency investing believes that Bitcoin’s downtrend woes are near an end, and that a revisit to Bitcoin’s all-time high is on the cards during 2019 due to increased interest from institutional investors. Novogratz: Taking Out $10K Will Lead to New Highs Mike Novogratz, founder and CEO of crypto-focused.
New York’s chief financial regulator has approved a Bitcoin-based ATM company to receive a controversial Bitlicense, granting them the ability to offer their services in the state. Coinsource Granted Bitlicense From New York Department of Financial Services Coinsource Inc.
South Korean intelligence officials are pointing toward North Korea as being the responsible party behind a string of cryptojacking cases across the country. North Korea Continues to Mine for Crypto on South Korean Computers According to a new intelligence gathering report, prompted by an upcoming visit to North Korea’s nuclear test site by international inspectors, […].
South Korean intelligence officials are pointing toward North Korea as being the responsible party behind a string of cryptojacking cases across the country. North Korea Continues to Mine for Crypto on South Korean Computers According to a new intelligence gathering report, prompted by an upcoming visit to North Korea’s nuclear test site by international inspectors,.
A popular cryptocurrency price ticker available to download for Apple’s Mac computer lineup includes malware that could expose investors to cyber criminals seeking to steal a user’s cryptocurrency holdings. CoinTicker Mac App Leaves Investors Exposed to Malware Cyber security firm Malwarebytes Labs, best known for their antivirus and malware monitoring and removal software, has posted.
Coinbase achieved staggering annual revenue results during 2017 largely due to Bitcoin’s bull run and cryptocurrency catching the attention of the mainstream public for the first time. However, the 2018 bear market may end up being even more profitable for the cryptocurrency giant.
Popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has been acquired by South Korean NXC Corporation for an undisclosed sum in what the company is calling a “strategic, long-term investment” into the cryptocurrency space. Bitstamp Acquired by Nexon Parent Company Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp confirmed today that it has been acquired by Belgium-based investment firm NXMH in a deal.
A research and development division at Sony has unveiled a new contactless cryptocurrency hardware wallet for cold storage, which could indicate the consumer electronics giant may be eyeing a bigger move into the cryptocurrency space. Sony Computer Science Lab Preparing Contactless Crypto Wallet The research and development arm of Japan-based Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Science […].
A research and development division at Sony has unveiled a new contactless cryptocurrency hardware wallet for cold storage, which could indicate the consumer electronics giant may be eyeing a bigger move into the cryptocurrency space. Sony Computer Science Lab Preparing Contactless Crypto Wallet The research and development arm of Japan-based Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Science.
As fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) surrounding leading stablecoin cryptocurrency Tether mounts, capital has begun to flow out of Tether and into Bitcoin and other competiting stablecoins, according to a new report. Diar: Trading Flows from Tether to Bitcoin Due to Continued FUD Cryptocurrency market research firm Diar has, in their latest research report, put.
Coinbase will reportedly list a stablecoin initially backed by one of its closest competitors after joining the consortium behind the USD-pegged cryptocurrency. Coinbase Joins CENTRE Consortium, Will List USD Coin San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently listed decentralized exchange protocol utility token 0x (ZRX) to the list of cryptocurrencies it offers to consumers for trading.
Forbes Media today launched the beta version of it Forbes CryptoMarkets, in partnership with investment firm NewCity Capital and Trade. io, which suffered a hack that resulted in $7.
The global entity responsible for setting international money laundering guidelines is finally ready to lay the foundation for its first crypto-specific set of rules by June 2018. FATF Readies Global Crypto Regulation on Money Laundering Paris, France-based money laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has seen increasing pressure from global governments to unify regulation.
Prominent institutional-grade cryptocurrency wallet provider BitGo raised $58. 5 billion in a Series B funding round led by Mike Novogratz’ crypto-focused Galaxy Digital and Wall Street mainstay Goldman Sachs.
Elon Musk’s The Boring Company is now accepting payments of various cryptocurrencies to purchase its handheld flamethrower and accessories. Buy a Flamethrower with Bitcoin or Ethereum from Elon Musk The sub-heading above reads as crazy as one of Elon Musk’s tweets, but it’s entirely true.
A new report reveals that the majority of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects are centralized. Majority of Cryptocurrencies Can Be Classified as Centralized, Securities Cryptocurrency research firm CryptoCompare released its annual Cryptoasset Taxonomy Report, and their findings reveal that only 16% of cryptocurrencies are fully decentralized.
Barclays has reportedly put plans for a cryptocurrency trading platform on pause, according to sources familiar with the matter. Barclays Puts Crypto Trading Project on Hold U.
Fidelity Investments has announced that it’s launching a new cryptocurrency trading arm, called Fidelity Digital Asset Services, that will handle cryptocurrency custody and trading for its customers. Fidelity Investments Announces Fidelity Digital Asset Services Today, Boston-based asset manager responsible for $7.
Concerns are growing surrounding Iran’s use of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero – and soon, their own native cryptocurrency – to evade economic sanctions put in place by the U. S.
American economist and chairman of economic consultancy firm Roubini Macro Associates LLC, Nouriel Roubini, is keeping his earned nickname of “Dr. Doom” intact, providing an incredibly bearish report on cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in front of the U.
Crypto startup Pundi X today revealed a new blockchain-powered smartphone called the XPhone, at the ongoing XBlockchain Summit in Bali. Function X and XPhone To Bring Blockchain to Everyday Life Pundi X, best known for their NPXS cryptocurrency token, XPASS card, and Pundi XPOS point-of-sales devices for retail transactions, has announced a blockchain-powered smartphone called.
San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase aims to set a new security standard in Japan, and is more confident than ever that it will receive approval from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) to operate an exchange in the region. Coinbase Optimistic About Expansion into Japanese Market On June 4, the most valuable cryptocurrency exchange in the.
A former Wall Street hedge fund manager-turned-artist has erected a massive inflatable Bitcoin rat art exhibit across from the U. S.
It’s commonly known that cryptocurrency mining farms located in China have a stronghold over the Bitcoin ecosystem. However, a scathing new report suggests that China’s increasing influence over the leading cryptocurrency by market cap may be putting the Bitcoin network at severe risk.
After finding much success in their unique “Buy the Market” feature, Circle has announced that additional cryptocurrency bundles each broken down by category are now available via the Circle Invest app. Circle Invest Debuts New Cryptocurrency “Collections” The Goldman Sachs-backed peer-to-peer payments technology company, Circle, has been aggressively expanding into the cryptocurrency space.
As cryptocurrency companies seek alternative methods to bring new money into the market, a new trend in crypto products has emerged: cryptocurrency index funds. Popular mobile Bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet Abra has become the latest to hop on the bandwagon, and has announced a new crypto token weighted by the top 10 cryptocurrencies by market.
Mike Novogratz, outspoken cryptocurrency investor, CEO, and founder of investment firm Galaxy Digital, is commonly known throughout the crypto industry as one of the emerging asset class’ most prominent bulls. However, according to comments made by Novogratz at The Economist’s Finance Disrupted 2018 conference yesterday the long-time Bitcoin bull may finally be turning bearish –.
Despite cryptocurrencies continuing to struggle throughout 2018, one finance executive thinks that a “global” FOMO rally is close to occurring. Bitcoin on the Verge of “Global Breakout,” Rally Driven by FOMO After experiencing a year-long bull market in 2017, irrational exuberance surrounding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies peaked in late December, and the emerging asset class.
Coinbase has announced a slew of new products aimed at educating retail investors by providing them an easy way to enter the market. Crypto-Focused Consumer Education, Provided by Coinbase Learn The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and services provider has launched two new helpful resources with the purpose of guiding retail investor decision making through informative.
The New South Wales Police Force have placed two Sydney residents in custody after they allegedly attempted to launder $300,000 in cash that was suspected to be involved in a string of crimes, by converting them into crypto. Criminal Crypto Converting Couple Charged NSW Police Cybercrime Squad detectives arrested an unidentified male, age 32, and.
Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has in five years taken his initial interest in cryptocurrencies and turned his passion into one of the most successful cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. The young CEO has even graced the cover of Forbes magazine’s crypto rich list and was highlighted as being among the wealthiest entrepreneurs operating across.
Boston-based Circle Internet Financial Ltd. , creator of the popular retail crypto trading app Circle Invest, has announced that it’s following the lead of other exchanges by launching its own U.
One of the largest internet technology firms on the planet, Mountain View, California-based Google is reversing its stance on cryptocurrencies, removing a ban on crypto-related advertising that went into effect in early 2018. Google Reverses Cryptocurrency Ad Ban Back in March of 2018, the search-engine powerhouse Google followed the lead of Facebook, Twitter, and others.
Investing in cryptocurrencies can be daunting. Extensive research is necessary to ensure the right assets are selected, and complex security steps need to be taken to protect cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
North Korea is reportedly ramping up the use of cryptocurrencies to evade US economic sanctions. It’s also alleged that the country is developing its own native crypto asset to further assist moving money across borders, according to a duo of financial intelligence analysts from Washington D.
Lawmakers from the United States House of Representatives have issued an open letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting additional clarity on tax laws surrounding crypto such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The open letter was addressed to acting IRS commissioner, the honorable David Kautter on behalf of Congressmen David Schweikert (R-AZ), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH),.
Japan, often fondly referred to as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ has this year increasingly become the ‘Land of rising crypto theft,’ with a new report suggesting that the yen equivalent of $540 million has been stolen during the first six months of the year. $540 Million in Crypto Theft in 2018, Says Japan’s.
Boston, Massachusetts-based, $6. 9 trillion asset manager and financial services company, Fidelity Investments, is close to entering the cryptocurrency space, with an announcement from the firm expected “by the end of the year,” if recent comments from Fidelity’s CEO holds true.
Major Wall Street mainstay Nasdaq is reportedly following the lead of its peers in seeking ways to slowly enter the cryptocurrency space, and has made an offer to acquire a crypto-friendly fintech startup based in Stockholm, Sweden. Nasdaq Moves to Acquire Cinnober in $190 Million Deal One of the world’s largest stock exchanges, Nasdaq, has.
A prominent eSports gamer took to YouTube to reveal to his audience how “someone stole $200,000” worth of cryptocurrency in an apparent sim-swap hacking incident – a new growing cybercrime trend that appears to focus on cryptocurrency investors. Pro Gamer Doublelift Has $200K in Crypto Holdings Stolen American professional League of Legends player Yiliang “Peter”.
Eccentric tech entrepreneur and founder of Space X and electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, is reportedly getting fed up with the cryptocurrency giveaway scam bots that have been plaguing popular social media platform Twitter for the better part of a year. As a result, he has turned to the creator of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin to.
The creator of Brave Browser, Firefox, and the JavaScript programming language Brendan Each recently invited crypto research firm the London Letter to Brave Software’s downtown San Francisco headquarters for an interview. In the candid interview, Eich discusses a number of topics, including the Brave Browser, its native cryptocurrency token Basic Attention Token (BAT), how smart.
Throughout 2018, Google has amended policy after policy across its suite of web-based products relating to cryptocurrencies. In the their latest move, cryptocurrency wallets have been swept away off the Google Play store without warning.
Last week, after a slow grind up to its most recent peak of roughly $7,400, Bitcoin’s price plummeted over 20% in less than 48 hours. All signs had pointed to a slow, steady recovery for the cryptocurrency market, leaving investors shocked as recent gains evaporated before their eyes.
Some of the largest United States-based players in the cryptocurrency space, together with tech industry veterans, are forming the Blockchain Association to better lobby for crypto-related policy changes in Washington D. C.
A side effect of plummeting cryptocurrency prices is that crypto exchanges such as Binance, Bitfinex, OKEx, and many others are seeing trading volumes drop considerably, and with it, the revenue these companies derive from the trading fees associated with each transaction an investor makes. In an effort to continue to drive strong revenue numbers and.
New York-based multinational financial services and investment bank, Citigroup, has reportedly created a new, less risky way of investing in cryptocurrencies in hopes of potentially luring investors who are still on the fence and reluctant to invest in the space due to the risks associated with crypto assets. Citigroup Has Created the Digital Asset Receipt According.
A new research report from a leading independent fintech research firm says that funding for initial coin offerings (ICOs) has reached a 2018 low – levels not seen since April 2017. ICOs: From Business Boom to Burgeoning Bust ICOs were positioned as the trendy new way for startups to crowdfund their ambitious blockchain projects without.
Foreign terrorist groups such as Isis and al-Qaeda have failed at repeatedly trying to raise money to fund their criminal operations using crypto, according to a testimony made today at a House Financial Services Committee hearing. Crypto Is Terrible For Terrorists, Cold Hard Cash is King While speaking in front of Congress today at a.
San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly considering adding a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to its arsenal, and has been in talks with the world’s largest global investment management firm, BlackRock Inc. Coinbase Aims to Launch a Crypto Exchange-Traded Fund Bitcoin ETFs are a hot button issue at the moment throughout the cryptocurrency community.
Arkansas-headquartered retail giant Walmart, among one of the largest retail chains in the United States and the world, has started selling Bitcoins on their retail shelves. However, these Bitcoins are made of chocolate and coated in a gold foil wrapper.
Mysterious Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is also credited with creating the distributed ledger technology known as blockchain that underpins Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies on the market. However, the first instance of blockchain has been discovered in the pages of the New York Times, predating Nakamoto’s creation by 13 years.
Research firm Satis Group has released a new report making bold price predictions about the current leading cryptocurrencies on the market. It is attempting to create accurate valuations based on real-world data.
It’s common knowledge throughout the cryptocurrency community the safest and most secure way for individual investors to store digital assets is via cold storage. This is either through a hardware wallet like the Ledger S Nano, an air-gapped Linux-based computer, or a paper wallet.
Rogue state Iran has reportedly announced details about its plans to launch and support its own national cryptocurrency, in an attempt to evade sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Iran Cryptocurrency Will Be Backed By Rial The Republic of Iran is facing an economic crisis due to United States-led sanctions, and its rial fiat currency.
The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), announced today, August 28, that the regulatory organization is actively investigating more than 200 initial coin offerings (ICOs) and cryptocurrency investment vehicles as part of the previously revealed Operation Cryptosweep initiative. Operation Cryptosweep Takes Aim at Unregulated Crypto Investments Back in May 2018, the NASAA announced Operation Cryptosweep.
IOTA, the number 10 ranked cryptocurrency by market cap with its unique distributed ledger called Tangle, has struggled throughout much of 2018’s bear market after reaching as high as $5. 23 in December 2017.
Up until now, if you read the name Zuckerberg associated with blockchain and cryptocurrency, chances are it was referring to Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. However, it’s his sister Randi Zuckerberg who has signed on to advise for one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges.
Researcher Joshua Broggi envisions a new university powered entirely by blockchain technology, and is seeking accreditation in Malta to establish what will be a world’s first. Oxford Researcher Seeks Accreditation in Malta Broggi aims to build the world’s first ever “Blockchain University” and is hoping to set up shop ashore the European island nation of.
According to research from prominent cryptocurrency trader Jacob Canfield, who plotted out his findings against a BTC price chart on the popular charting site TradingView, CNBC’s tweets can be used as a contrarian Bitcoin price indicator with as much as 95% accuracy. CNBC: A Contrarian Indicator with 95% Accuracy Canfield claims that almost “every single.
Back in February of 2014, the world’s largest and most accessible Bitcoin exchange at the time, Mt. Gox, had nearly a million Bitcoins stolen between its own holdings and those of its customers.
Cryptocurrency investors have a lot to worry about these days. Not only has crypto-related cybercrime tripled over the last year, but prices have continued to drop, and many tokens picked up during initial coin offerings (ICOs) are turning out to be nothing more than scams.