After hovering just above $9,250 for an extended period of time, Bitcoin (BTC) has now been able to climb slightly, signaling that buyers did not want to lose this level to sellers, who had been building significant strength over the past couple of days. Analysts are now noting that the cryptocurrency may be positioned for
The trustee in charge of refunding users who lost money in the implosion of Bitcoin (BTC) exchange Mt. Gox has again extended the submission deadline for claims. New claims deadline March 31, 2020 In a statement released on Oct. 28, Nobuaki Kobayashi said that the high volume of problematic requests for money meant that a
On October 31, 2008, on the eve of Halloween, Satoshi Nakamoto published the Bitcoin whitepaper. Since then the revolutionary design of the network has changed the lives of many and has transformed how we look at money today. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The 11th Anniversary of the
Longtime bitcoin advocate Bruce Fenton has created a new broker-dealer for digital asset firms and financial advisors called Watchdog Capital. The firm is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, public filings show. It’s a subsidiary of digital securities firm Chainstone Labs, also led by
Crypto startup Knabu is piloting bank regulatory reporting with Factom, one of the earliest enterprise blockchain companies. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the London-based firm is launching the 30-day pilot today. Knabu is best known as a payments company with a smart-deposit product meant to help companies mitigate the risks of self-custodying assets on a blockchain.
Authoritarian China has unironically banned criticism of blockchain technology. The move comes after President Xi Jinping publicly called for more blockchain research. The crypto industry remains divided about China’s sudden pivot. In one of the biggest U-turns in crypto history, China professed its love for blockchain. Now, the nation is going as far as to
A veteran Chinese regulator has told those tasked with steering the strategic development of Sichuan province to tap surplus hydropower for the blockchain industry. Jiang Yang — former vice-chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission — advised strategists that: “Sichuan should study further about how the province’s cheap hydropower resources can attract digital currency-related businesses.”
China’s recent multi-front embrace of blockchain technology has divided the global cryptocurrency community. While some see it as helpful validation, others worry that crypto is diverging further from its anti-authoritarian roots. Authorities in China have long discouraged investment in grassroots cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. But the world’s most populous country is making significant progress with plans
Halloween is not just a festival for warding off spirits. Anyone with an interest in crypto assets and blockchain technology will also know that October 31 marks the day that the visionary Satoshi Nakamoto released the Bitcoin whitepaper. BTC has come a long way over the past 11 years. Down With The Banks On October
All appears quiet on crypto social media channels today as the China fervor abates and Bitcoin starts losing steam. $5 billion has left the space over the past 24 hours as altcoin losses accelerate and the bears reemerge from the digital woods. Bitcoin Hanging by a Thread BTC is clearly struggling to stay above $9,000
The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is reportedly working on a state-level policy for blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). On Oct. 31, local news outlet The Times of India reported that Tamil Nadu, the 10th-largest state in India, is working on separate policies for blockchain and AI which could be released as soon as
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement that the country would invest heavily in blockchain technology – coupled with a sweeping move to remove online posts suggesting such technology is a scam – has nourished optimism long-held by crypto advocates. Of course, the reality is that China’s marked shift towards pro-blockchain policies is part of a much
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Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ received initial approval on its long road to launch a closed-end bitcoin fund on the Ontario Stock Exchange later this quarter. The firm said on Wednesday that it received a favorable ruling before a panel of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) for the Bitcoin Fund, noting the commission moved to
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are often requested by hackers after deploying ransomware on unsuspecting user’s computers due to the layer of pseudo-anonymity they provide. The leading crypto asset by market cap is once again at the center of a major ransomware attack that’s left the South African city of Johannesburg in a state of lockdown.
According to reports, bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies confidentially filed for a U.S.-based initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news follows the alleged removal of cofounder and executive director Micree Zhan and the recent announcement of a facility in Texas with the capacity to house 300MW of hashpower. Also read:
Still in its infancy, the cryptocurrency market currently only offers a fraction of the trading and investment products available in traditional financial markets. Over the past few years, however, the crypto space has continued to develop with products around Bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto assets, such as BitMEX futures and Deribit options. Mainstream financial entities
Cybersecurity startup Keyless has raked in $2.2 million in seed funding to expand a security product that unlocks access to users’ private keys with encrypted biometric data. The London-based firm claims to be the first in the world to combine biometrics with cryptography and has attracted investors like venture fund gumi Cryptos Capital, which led
The Bitcoin Time-Traveller has returned, so what further information about the future can he bring? Turns out, none… as he reveals himself to be just some guy with a beef about Bitcoin. Oh, and also, Quantum computing isn’t at risk of breaking Bitcoin any time soon, so chill out! “I Am [Not] A Time-Traveler From
Bitcoin (BTC) has made some serious upward movement in the last few days. In less than 24 hours, the world’s largest cryptocurrency shot up over 40% to $10,350, having traded as low as $7,300 the previous day. The undoubtedly bullish movement represented BTC’s fourth-largest single day movement ever, and the biggest since 2011. However, some