30 April 2018

Headlines Coinsecure Delays Compensation Claims after $3 Million Bitcoin TheftIndian cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure is delaying the compensation process for customers impacted by the theft of 438 bitcoins earlier this month. In an announcement on its website on Sunday, Delhi-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinsecure has offered its reason for the lack of progress in reimbursing its users […]

Continue Reading

29 April 2018

Headlines Danish Ice Hockey Stadium Rebrands to ‘Bitcoin Arena’ as Awareness GrowsEarlier this year, the Rungsted Seier Capital ice rink in Denmark was rebranded to Bitcoin Arena by co-owner Lars Seier Christensen and billionaire sponsor Niklas Nikolajsen. The two individuals that oversee the operations of the stadium said that they were keen on rebranding it […]

Continue Reading

28 April 2018

Headlines Fintech Firm Revolut Reaches $1.7 Billion Valuation After Integrating CryptocurrencyFor many years, TransferWise, the fintech company that allows users to send bank payments with extremely cheap fees and shorter verification periods was the most dominant fintech business in Europe. This month, Revolut reached a $1.7 billion valuation after integrating cryptocurrency, surpassing Transferwise. Why the […]

Continue Reading

27 April 2018

Headlines Riot Blockchain Trades All Mined Bitcoin Cash into BitcoinBiotech-company-turned-cryptocurrency-investment-firm Riot Blockchain is not long on Bitcoin Cash. That’s one of several revelations from a recent public filing that provides an overview of the Colorado-based company’s 2017 financial results. The Nasdaq-listed firm, which reports that it had 3,500 Bitmain S9 miners deployed at a data […]

Continue Reading

26 April 2018

Headlines Binance Case Update: Hong Kong High Court Rules in Favour of Zhao ChangpengThe planet’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has released a statement with regards to the legal proceedings brought against their founder Zhao Changpeng. The dispute is over an exclusivity agreement between Zhao and a venture capital group known as Sequoia Capital China. Exclusivity […]

Continue Reading

25 April 2018

Headlines Digital Currency Group Adds Zcash Offshoot ZenCash to Crypto Investment ListThe fork of a fork of zcash made it onto Digital Currency Group’s “conviction list.” Gemini Will Monitor its Bitcoin, Ethereum Markets Using Nasdaq TechGemini, the Winklevoss twins’ cryptocurrency exchange, has announced a partnership with Nasdaq to use the latter’s technology to monitor all […]

Continue Reading

24 April 2018

Headlines Snoop Dogg to Perform at Ripple’s Blockchain Week NYC PartySnoop Dogg will perform at Ripple’s Community Night during this year’s Blockchain Week in May. Bitcoin Price Rises to $9,200 as Cryptocurrency Market Reaches $417 BillionThe bitcoin price has surged to $9,200 over the past 24 hours by recording an increase of around $400. It […]

Continue Reading

23 April 2018

Headlines Malta Is Fast Becoming a Central Hub for Cryptocurrency BusinessesWith huge names from the world of cryptocurrency making moves to call the island nation their home, Malta is emerging as something of a hub for digital currency activity. This is largely being driven by favourable legislation, as well as a Prime Minister who firmly […]

Continue Reading

22 April 2018

Headlines ‘WordPress of Blockchain’ Startup Seeks to Solve Enterprise Pain PointsElemential, which is based in Mumbai, India, seeks to remove the pain of “blockchain administration.” Cryptocurrency Market Will Get ‘Much Bigger’: Former JPMorgan BankerDaniel Masters, who previously led JPMorgan’s global energy trading desk, says cryptocurrencies are fueling a financial revolution. Masters is now chairman of […]

Continue Reading

21 April 2018

Headlines South Korea’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange to Conduct ICO in SwitzerlandEarlier this week, mainstream media outlet News1 reported that Bithumb, South Korea’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, is conducting an initial coin offering (ICO) later this year to launch its own cryptocurrency Bithumb Coin. Bithumb Coin Some of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms valued at billions of […]

Continue Reading

20 April 2018

Headlines Cloud Giant Xunlei Claims Blockchain Advance With ‘ThunderChain’China-based cloud network provider Xunlei has launched a blockchain platform, undeterred by ongoing allegations it held an unlawful ICO. Expected Next In Line Fed President Claims Bitcoin Doesn’t Pass Test for a CurrencyThe current head of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank has become the latest to […]

Continue Reading

19 April 2018

Headlines $6.3 Billion: 2018 ICO Funding Has Passed 2017’s TotalEven without Telegram, ICOs are on pace to raise much more in 2018 than last year. Insurance Giant Allianz Is Testing a Token to Move Money InternallyAllianz is testing a blockchain token to move money between its global affiliates. Wall Street Veteran Likens Cryptocurrencies to Candy […]

Continue Reading

18 April 2018

Headlines Riot Blockchain Has Been Subpoenaed By the SECRiot Blockchain has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A ‘Yelp for Weed’ Startup Is Launching Its Own Ethereum TokenCannabis social networking company MassRoots is developing a crypto rewards token and other blockchain applications. ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Suspect Escapes Prison in Iceland, Flees […]

Continue Reading

17 April 2018

Headlines Amazon Sees Bitcoin Use Case in Data MarketplacesThe e-commerce giant describes how merchants and law enforcement could make a bitcoin transaction stream more valuable by splicing it with other data. Philippines Warns Against Cloud Mining Contracts, Threatens to Jail Unregistered SolicitorsThe Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission has advised the public against social media offers […]

Continue Reading

16 April 2018

Headlines Japan Has Become a Cryptocurrency Haven, Multi Billion Dollar Firms Launch ExchangesJapan is quickly becoming a global center for blockchain ventures and cryptocurrency firms. Despite the region’s colorful history–involving Mt. Gox, for example–the local authorities see merit in these new technologies in the global cryptocurrency industry. Major local conglomerates have begun to enter the […]

Continue Reading

15 April 2018

Headlines A Hobbyist Crypto Trader’s Life in Tax HellThe spreadsheet got more and more complicated, until one day it took two minutes to load. Bitcoin Price Surges 5% to $8,450 as Cryptocurrency Market Eyes $350 BillionThe bitcoin price has surged to $8,450 after recording a 5 percent increase within the past 24 hours. The cryptocurrency […]

Continue Reading

14 April 2018

Headlines A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?Coinbase’s new VC arm raises thorny questions about the influence the startup wields across the crypto market and potential conflicts of interest. Experts Predict Bitcoin Price to Reach $25,000 by 2018, $250,000 by 2022The bitcoin price crossed the $8,000 mark earlier this week, supported […]

Continue Reading

13 April 2018

Headlines Zcash Completes ‘Powers of Tau’ Privacy CeremonyThe zcash community has finished its Power of Tau ceremony in anticipation of the Sapling hard fork, which will occur later this year. Indian Bitcoin Exchange Loses $3.3 Million in Heist, Investors ConfusedCoinsecure, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in India, announced the biggest heist in the country […]

Continue Reading

12 April 2018

Headlines Moody’s: Blockchain Could Save US Mortgage Industry $1 BillionBlockchain could boost efficiency and cut costs in a housing sector that’s due for a digital overhaul, says Moody’s. Islamic Scholar Says Bitcoin is Compliant With Sharia Law as Price SurgesA recent declaration by an Islamic scholar that Bitcoin is compliant with Sharia law could be […]

Continue Reading

11 April 2018

Headlines Bank of America: Bitcoin Bubble Is Already PoppingIn an analytical note, Bank of America researchers called bitcoin one of the greatest bubbles in history. Cloud Mining Contracts Are Securities, Says Philippines SECThe Philippines securities watchdog has warned that it will regulate cryptocurrency cloud mining contracts under existing securities rules. Canadian Bartering Hub Bunz Launches […]

Continue Reading

10 April 2018

Headlines Below $400: ‘Death Cross’ Hits Ether But Damage May Be DoneEther will likely shrug off today’s lagging “death cross” indicator and could even rise toward $475. Golem Arrives: One of Ethereum’s Most Ambitious Apps Is Finally LiveA long-awaited ICO project for allowing people to get paid for their extra CPU power launched on ethereum’s […]

Continue Reading

9 April 2018

Headlines Manufacturer Holds Cryptonight ASIC Firesale after Monero Hard ForksMining hardware manufacturers have begun selling Cryptonight ASIC miners for next to nothing after privacy-centric cryptocurrency Monero carried out its threat to adopt a hard fork to maintain ASIC resistance. Last week, Monero activated its semi-annual hard fork, an update that included an alteration to its […]

Continue Reading

8 April 2018

Headlines Opinion: India’s Cryptocurrency Crackdown Infringes on Fundamental LawsIn this opinion piece, Mohammed Danish, a lawyer practicing at the Delhi High Court in India, argues that the Indian central bank’s recent directive to bar banking services to cryptocurrency exchanges is not sustainable by law. You can direct your queries to the Author at cryptokanoon@gmail.com. The year […]

Continue Reading

7 April 2018

Headlines Arizona’s Corporate Blockchain Bill Becomes LawArizona just advanced its ranking among blockchain-friendly states, bringing corporations one step closer to submitting all of their data on distributed ledger technology. Governor Doug Ducey has signed House Bill 2603, or the Corporations/Blockchain Technology bill, as an amendment to the Arizona Revised Statutes, which already supports “signatures and records […]

Continue Reading

6 April 2018

Headlines Coinbase to Support the Withdrawal of Bitcoin ForksUS bitcoin exchange Coinbase has preempted any backlash from its user base for supporting bitcoin forks. The company announced on its blog plans to support the withdrawal of Bitcoin Forks across its suite of products for the foreseeable future. We’ve already seen several new coins created from […]

Continue Reading

5 April 2018

Headlines Malta Finance Regulator Warns Against Crypto Margin Trading SiteThe MFSA issued a warning against Stocksbtc, denying claims that the startup is registered with the regulator and based in Malta. Hacked Verge Token Takes A Price HitPrivacy-focused cryptocurrency verge has suffered a hack in the last 24 hours, but the charts indicate better times may lie […]

Continue Reading

4 April 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Processed $6 Trillion to Date, Continues to Evolve into Global CurrencyGauging the true value of Bitcoin is not all that easy. There are many different aspects and factors one needs to take into consideration at all times. One particular statistic to keep an eye on is the value transferred over this network. Current […]

Continue Reading

3 April 2018

Headlines Ethereum ASICs Are Here: What the New Miners Mean and What’s NextAfter weeks of speculation, Bitmain has announced an ASIC for ethereum mining, spurring the developer community into action to try and block its use. Bitcoin Price Surges 6% to $7,350 as Cryptocurrency Market Gains $10 BillionAfter recording a rebound from $6,500 to $7,000 […]

Continue Reading

2 April 2018

Headlines Thailand Reveals Tax Rates for Cryptocurrency Trading, InvestmentsThailand’s Ministry of Finance has outlined its proposed tax rates for cryptocurrency trading and investments amid the ongoing legislative process to regulate and tax the sector. Speaking after a weekly cabinet meeting on March 27, Thai finance minister Apisak Tantivorawong announced the government’s tax framework for cryptocurrencies […]

Continue Reading

1 April 2018

Headlines Kazakhstan May Ban Cryptocurrencies Citing Money-Laundering ConcernsKazakhstan’s National Bank is considering banning cryptocurrency use, exchanges, and mining, saying virtual currencies are an ideal vehicle for fraud, money-laundering, and tax evasion. “In Kazakhstan, the National Bank is taking a very conservative approach toward the matter, and it welcomes nothing but extremely tough restrictions,” Daniyar Akishev, […]

Continue Reading