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P2P Bitcoin, Ethereum Exchange Paxful Denies there Was Data Leak, Confirms User Data and Funds Remain Safe

A recent post on Raidforums, a marketplace for purchasing and selling stolen data, has claimed that it has the personal details from millions of users on Paxful, a leading peer to peer Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) exchange. However, Paxful‘s management stated that they’re false… Read More

There are “Signs” an Even “More Significant” Bitcoin, Ethereum, Crypto Market Move Is on Horizon: Report

After six months of double digit returns for Bitcoin (BTC) investors, some traders might be wondering whether this is the beginning of another 2017-type cryptocurrency market rally, the Kraken team writes in a blog post. The digital assets firm pointed out that Ethereum (ETH) and… Read More

Huobi Group’s Charity Division Commits $1 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) and Fiat Currency to UNICEF

Huobi Group, a leading blockchain firm, recently announced that its “philanthropic” division Huobi Charity Limited (regulated by the Charity Commissioners of Gibraltar – registration no. 324) is committing $1 million in Bitcoin (BTC) and fiat currency to UNICEF. The funds will be used to “help… Read More

Mark Yusko from Morgan Creek Capital Mgmt Says it Might Soon Be Considered Irresponsible to “Ignore” Bitcoin

Mark Yusko, founder, CEO and CIO at Morgan Creek Capital Management, recently argued that soon it could be considered irresponsible to ignore Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency. In an interview with MarketWatch, Yusko said that he believes we’ll all be looking back 5 years from… Read More

DeFi Wealth Management Platform YIELD App Reports Over 25,000 Users, Appr. $46M AUM

YIELD App, a decentralized finance (DeFi) wealth management platform, has revealed that they’ve seen “strong” growth during their first quarter of trading, with the total number of users reaching almost 26,000 as assets under management (AUM) surged to around $46 million “between week one and… Read More

CME Group to Expand Crypto Derivatives Offering with New Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract, Pending Regulatory Approval

CME Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, recently revealed that it would be expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives with the launch of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, 2021 (subject to regulatory review and approval). Micro… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Poloniex Lists Bitcoin Standard Hashrate Token or BTST, Platform Supports Over 80 DeFi Coins

Crypto exchange Poloniex has announced a new DeFi listing. The Poloniex team writes in a blog post published on April 6, 2021 that they’re pleased to support BTCST in their decentralized finance or DeFi Innovation Zone, beginning today (April 6). BTCST joins more than 80… Read More

Elaine Sun, Compliance Director of Digital Assets Firm Huobi Technology, Discusses Importance of Proper Regulations for Crypto

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Elaine Sun, Compliance Director of digital assets firm Huobi Technology, recently noted that the traditional financial infrastructure and the idea or concept of money are “changing before our eyes.” Sun adds that the concept of “store of value” has mostly been associated or tied to… Read More

Recent Digital Asset Inflows of $21M Reported by CoinShares were Lowest Since Oct 2020, BTC Flows Still Steady, ETH Most Popular on a Market Cap Basis

European digital asset manager CoinShares reports that the inflows of $21 million last week (from a March 29, 2021 report) were the lowest since October of last year. CoinShares added that flows into digital asset investments “remained positive last week (as reported on March 29)… Read More

$600,000 in Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen from Investor via Fake Treznor App Downloaded via Apple’s App Store

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly being accused of enabling or supporting a fraudulent app which allegedly stole $600,000 worth of Bitcoin from an unsuspecting user.  A man is claiming that Apple had listed the scam app in its App Store that was posing or pretending to… Read More

Bitcoin and other Cryptos Must be Considered More Seriously Since Intrinsic Value of Fiat Currencies Is Being Questioned: Report

BNY Mellon (NYSE:BK), an American investment banking services holding company headquartered in New York City, notes that in the current environment, where the “intrinsic value of fiat currencies is increasingly being questioned,” it’s important to take into consideration the value of alternative currencies like Bitcoin… Read More

Goldman Sachs Will Soon Offer Client Access to Digital Assets, Bitcoin: Report

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is expected to soon allow investing in digital assets according to a report by CNBC. The report mentions Mary Rich, Global Head of Digital Assets at Goldman Sachs, as stating the bank will offer a “full-spectrum” of digital assets including Bitcoin, other… Read More

Chain of Events Update from Blockchain.com Reveals that it Supports Instant Transfers in the US and Faster Payments in the UK

The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform and block explorer service that recently acquired an additional $300 million in capital, notes that in the crypto space, “one month can feel like an entire quarter — a lot happens.” Blockchain.com points out… Read More

DeFiChain, a Blockchain Platform on the Bitcoin Network, Introduces ERC-20 Token Standard DFI on Ethereum

DeFiChain, a blockchain platform on the Bitcoin network that is focused on “decentralized monetary applications,” has revealed the launch of an ERC-20 standard token called DFI on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the new ERC-20 token aims to… Read More

Pushing Through the Fintech Frontier: Financial Regulators Poised to Expand Fintech and Cryptocurrency Oversight


President Joe Biden’s young administration is poised to deliver heightened – and perhaps unprecedented – regulatory scrutiny of the exploding Fintech industry.  The groundwork for a more active regulatory regime has been set over the course of the past decade.  Prior administrations harnessed existing enforcement… Read More

Mogo Launches Bitcoin Cashback Mortgage

  Canadian fintech Mogo Inc. (TSX:MOGO) (NASDAQ:MOGO) announced on Monday it has extended its Bitcoin cashback reward program to include MogoMortgage. Mogo reported that under the program its members who take out a new mortgage or refinance may earn up to $3,100 cashback deposited into… Read More

Sweden’s Online Crypto Broker Safello Acquires Cryptocurrency Platform Bitcoin.se

Safello, an online cryptocurrency brokerage that is regulated as a financial institution with Finansinspektionen (Swedish FSA), announced on Monday it has acquired Rational Money AB, the company behind Bitcoin.se, a Sweden-based educational portal on cryptocurrencies. Safello claims that since 2012, Bitcoin.se has played a vital role in… Read More

Nexo Reports how Public Software Firm Became First to Add Ethereum to Balance Sheet, as Morgan Stanley Offers Bitcoin to Wealthy Clients

Nexo, a crypto lending platform and exchange, recently commented on how Morgan Stanley became the first major bank to offer Bitcoin (BTC) to its wealthy clients. The Nexo team also revealed how a public software firm now has $50 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) on… Read More

Indian Officials Say they have “Major Concerns” Regarding Cryptos like Bitcoin, Authorities May Require Disclosing Crypto Earnings

Local sources in India have commented on why the government may want residents to disclose their digital currency holdings. Industry professionals in the country have pointed out that the Indian corporate affairs ministry could be looking for disclosures from firms in order to get a… Read More

Leading Social Investment Platform eToro Reports how Morgan Stanley has made an “Explosive” Entrance into Crypto Space

Leading social trading platform eToro (which recently announced it will go public in a SPAC deal via FinTech Acquisition Corp. V with valuation pegged at $10.4 billion), noted in an update published earlier this week that stimulus checks had turned the cryptocurrency market green –… Read More

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