Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Switzerland Approves Gazprombank to Offer Bitcoin Trading and Custody

Zurich-based Gazprombank, a subsidiary of Russia’s third-largest bank, has been approved by Switzerland’s financial regulator to offer a number of cryptocurrency services, including the buying, selling, trading, and custody of bitcoin. Gazprombank Approved to Offer Bitcoin Services Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd. … read more.

Uncollaterized Power: A Makerdao Governance Vote Was Swayed by a Defi Flash Loan

Uncollaterized Power: A Makerdao Governance Vote Was Swayed by a Defi Flash Loan

The Makerdao and the stablecoin DAI has been a popular project in the decentralized finance (defi) space and it’s also had its share of problems. This week the project called Bprotocol leveraged a defi flash loan in order to sway … read more.

Federal Reserve Staff Sluiced Wall Street Bankers With Trillions From the Comfort of Their Mansions

While American citizens wait for bureaucrats to pass a new coronavirus relief package, the Federal Reserve has continued to serve corporate interests and the banking cartel. Behind the curtains from the comfort of their own mansions, members of the Fed … read more.

Hong Kong Amends Crypto Law to Regulate All Exchanges

Hong Kong Amends Crypto Law to Regulate All Exchanges

Cryptocurrency regulation in Hong Kong is undergoing changes. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) is reportedly introducing a new licensing system to regulate all crypto exchanges operating in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s New Crypto Regulation The CEO of the SFC, … read more.

Bitcoiner Elected to US Senate: Cynthia Lummis Sees 'Great Promise' in Bitcoin

Bitcoiner Elected to US Senate: Cynthia Lummis Sees ‘Great Promise’ in Bitcoin

A bitcoin hodler has won a U.S. Senate seat. Cynthia Lummis is a bitcoin owner who bought her first bitcoin in 2013 because she believes in the economic power of scarcity and the potential for bitcoin to address some of … read more.

83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Backing $3 Billion Loans in China: This Man Claims to Know the Truth

83 Tons of Fake Gold Bars Backing $3 Billion Loans in China: This Man Claims to Know the Truth

The gold industry was shaken when it was discovered that 83 tons of fake gold bars were used to back loans worth 20 billion yuan in China. While Chinese authorities have not said whether the real gold exists or where … read more.

Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Services Reveal Contingency Plans for Upcoming Fork

Hash Watch: Bitcoin Cash Services Reveal Contingency Plans for Upcoming Fork

The Bitcoin Cash blockchain is set to upgrade on Sunday, November 15 and it’s still expected that the network will bifurcate. So far, a number of crypto services have revealed contingency plans for the fork, and today’s data shows that … read more.

$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five Years

$1 Billion Silk Road Bitcoin Moves for First Time in Five Years

At least 69,369 bitcoins, worth about $955 million, were on Wednesday moved from a wallet address that may be linked to the collapsed Silk Road darknet marketplace. This is the first time that the funds have moved from the address … read more.

US Seizes Previously Undetected Silk Road Bitcoins Worth Over $1 Billion

US Seizes Previously Undetected Silk Road Bitcoins Worth Over $1 Billion

The U.S. government has seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from previously undetected transactions associated with the Silk Road marketplace and is now seeking the forfeiture of the cryptocurrency. US Confiscates $1 Billion in Bitcoin From Silk Road The U.S. … read more.

Iran Adopts Bitcoin for Payments Amid Escalating Sanctions, Depreciating Rial, Rising Inflation

Iran Adopts Bitcoin for International Trade Amid Heavy Sanctions, Falling Rial, Soaring Inflation

The Iranian government has adopted bitcoin for international trade as the country’s economic crisis deepens, with rising Covid-19 cases, depreciating rial, and intensifying sanctions imposed by the U.S. government. Iran’s Economic Troubles Magnified Iran is undergoing a severe economic crisis … read more.

'Bond King' Jeffrey Gundlach: Stock Market Will Crack Pretty Hard, Bitcoin Good Inflation Hedge

‘Bond King’ Jeffrey Gundlach: Stock Market Will Crack Pretty Hard, Bitcoin Good Inflation Hedge

Doubleline Capital’s CEO, the billionaire “bond king” Jeffrey Gundlach, has predicted that the stock market is going to “crack pretty hard.” While he is bearish on the stock market and long-term bonds, Gundlach says bitcoin and gold are good for … read more.

Bitcoin's Market Cap Is More Valuable Than the IMF's Special Drawing Rights Reserves

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Is More Valuable Than the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Reserves

At its current price per unit, the decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s market valuation has surpassed the overall value of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights market (SDR $281 billion). Since the massive global market rout on March 12, bitcoin … read more.

Bitcoin Cash-Fueled Onchain Social Media Platform Memo Launches iOS App

Bitcoin Cash-Fueled Onchain Social Media Platform Memo Launches iOS App

Two years ago, an onchain social network called memo.cash was launched and the application has developed quite a bit since then. On Tuesday, the Memo team revealed that the platform is now available for iOS phones via the App Store. … read more.

South Korea To Ban Crypto Exchanges From Handling Privacy Coins

South Korea is to ban crypto exchanges from handling digital assets it considers “dark coins”. Regulator Financial Services Commission (FSC) is specifically targeting privacy coins such as dash, monero and zcash. ● The ban is with effect from March 2021. … read more.

Decentralized Exchanges That Use Automated Market Makers Now Represent 93% of the Market

A recent report by Consensys says the surge in decentralized exchange (DEX) volumes in Q3 of 2020 is down to their adoption of the automated market maker (AMM). According to the report, DEXs that use AMM, a software that algorithmically … read more.

Swiss Bank Sygnum Begins Storing Crypto With Taurus Group, Launches Staking Service

Swiss Bank Sygnum Begins Storing Crypto With Taurus Group, Launches Staking Service

The Switzerland-based bank Sygnum has announced this week that the fintech firm is now storing digital assets with the company Taurus Group. On Friday, the bank also revealed that the FINMA-approved firm’s clientele can purchase and stake XTZ by leveraging … read more.

ETH 2.0 Scheduled for December, Vitalik Deposits $1.4M Worth of Ether Into Phase 0 Contract

This December the cryptocurrency community may see the first introductory phase of the highly anticipated Ethereum 2.0 consensus change. On Wednesday, the Ethereum Foundation published ETH 2.0 specifications explaining how the genesis phase will be invoked. Moreover, on November 5, … read more.

Another Mysterious String of 1,000 'Satoshi Era' Bitcoins Mined in 2010 Moved Today

Another Mysterious String of 1,000 ‘Satoshi Era’ Bitcoins Mined in 2010 Moved Today

On November 7 at around 12:37 a.m. (EST), another string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ were moved for the first time since 2010. The peculiar movement stemmed from 20 blocks from 2010 with approximately 1,000 BTC spent ($15.5 million) in a … read more.

Cash App's Bitcoin Revenue Soars 1,000% to $1.63 Billion in Q3, Square Announced

Cash App’s Bitcoin Revenue Soars 1,000% to $1.63 Billion in Q3, Square Announces

Cash App, a mobile payment service of Square Inc., generated more than $1.63 billion in bitcoin revenue in Q3 2020, which is an increase of more than 1,000% over the same period last year. The company recently invested 1% of … read more.

8,000 Bitcoin Scam Victims Get Refunds From US Regulator

8,000 Bitcoin Scam Victims Get Refunds From US Regulator

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is refunding about 8,000 victims who lost money from investing in two bitcoin scams. The fraudulent schemes promised that investors could turn their cryptocurrency payments of about $100 into $80,000 in monthly income. Bitcoin Pyramid … read more.

Ethereum User Spends $9,500 in Fees Sending Just $120 in an Error to Forget

Ethereum User Spends $9,500 in Fees Sending Just $120 in an Error to Forget

An Ethereum user mistakenly paid $9,500 in transaction fees to send just $120. The user, identified by their Reddit moniker ‘Proudbitcoiner’, says the transaction “destroyed my life” and is now desperately asking miners to return the money. According to a … read more.

39 Firms Have Applied to Offer Crypto Services Under New Regulation, Says Dutch Central Bank

39 Firms Have Applied to Offer Crypto Services Under New Regulation, Says Dutch Central Bank

Thirty-nine companies have applied for registration with the Dutch central bank to provide cryptocurrency services, the regulator told news.Bitcoin.com. They include crypto exchanges and custodial wallet providers. Dutch Central Bank Begins Registering Crypto Service Providers De Nederlandsche Bank NV (DNB), … read more.

Hash Watch: Kraken Announces BCH Fork Plans, Bitcoin ABC Reveals Two-Pronged Effort

Hash Watch: Kraken Announces BCH Fork Plans, Bitcoin ABC Reveals Two-Pronged Effort

A number of third party infrastructure providers have announced contingency plans for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash upgrade on November 15, 2020. Hitbtc has revealed the exchange’s plans to halt bitcoin cash transactions on that day, and it plans to credit … read more.

Every Major Bank Will Have Exposure to Bitcoin, Says Renowned Fund Manager Bill Miller

Every Major Bank Will Have Exposure to Bitcoin, Says Renowned Fund Manager Bill Miller

Veteran investor Bill Miller says that all major banks, investment banks, and high net worth firms will eventually have some exposure to bitcoin or something like it. He said that bitcoin’s staying power is getting better every day. Bill Miller’s … read more.

Canada's Tax Authority Asks Court to Force a Major Crypto Exchange to Hand Over Data on All Users

Canada’s Tax Authority Asks Court to Force Crypto Exchange to Hand Over Data on All Users

Canada’s tax authority is reportedly asking a federal court to force cryptocurrency exchange Coinsquare to hand over information and certain documents on all of its users since the beginning of 2013. The Canadian crypto exchange has over 200,000 users. Canada … read more.

A Look at 'Individual X' and the Seized Stash of Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion

A Look at ‘Individual X’ and the Seized Stash of Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion

On November 3, 2020, the cryptocurrency community noticed that one of the largest addresses holding 69,369 bitcoins from the Silk Road were transferred. Following the onchain movement, the U.S. government revealed it had seized the coins from a person they … read more.

20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today— Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

20 More Block Rewards from 2010 Spent Today— Why Are Decade-Old Bitcoins Waking Up?

Following the 21 coinbase rewards from 2010 spent on November 7, another long string of so-called ‘sleeping bitcoins’ mined a decade ago were transferred on Sunday morning. According to onchain data, the 20 block rewards from 2010 with 1,000 BTC … read more.