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Bitcoin Bull Run. Is the Halving and Massive Government Stimulus Fueling Bitcoin’s Rise?

May is here meaning spring is emerging for parts of the world. For all of the world, it also means that Bitcoin is on the cusp of the next Halving (or the Halvening). The Bitcoin Halving takes place every four years. This is when the… Read More

Genesis Capital Publishes Q1 Report on Digital Asset Lending, Adds More than $2 Billion in Originations, Addresses March “Great Deleveraging”

Genesis Capital, an institutional digital asset lending platform, has published a report on Q1 performance. Genesis Capital is part of a group of companies that include Genesis Trading and Grayscale Investments. According to the report, Genesis Capital had a big month doubling originations to $2… Read More

Blockchain Firm Bison Trails Adds Support for Keep Network, a Privacy Protection Layer for Ethereum (ETH)

Bison Trails, a blockchain “infrastructure-as-a-service” company, recently confirmed that it has added support for Keep Network, which serves as a privacy protection layer for Ethereum (ETH). Keep Network aims to address the challenges involved with allowing private and secure data to be used on a… Read More

Report Calls Cryptocurrency Derivative Trading Gambling Due to High Leverage

  A report conducted by crypto research firm Diar calls crypto trading on derivative exchanges “more akin to gambling than sustainable trading strategies.” Ironically, the report was paid for by crypto derivatives exchange ZUBR. The report states that Bitcoin liquidations on popular derivatives exchanges have… Read More

Ethereum-based tBTC, which is Pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), Is Preparing for Public Launch with Help from MakerDAO, Others

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tBTC, an Ethereum (ETH)-based token that’s pegged to Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, is preparing for its public launch. During the course of the next two weeks, the tBTC project is planning to introduce its technical infrastructure with the help of more than 40 digital… Read More

The Bitcoin Association, which Supports Bitcoin SV, Claims that its Crypto Network can Handle as Many Transactions as VISA

The Bitcoin Association, which is focused on the development and promotion of Bitcoin “Satoshi Vision” (SV) (a controversial Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork whose developers and community claim that their project is the “real” Bitcoin or how its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, intended it to be), claims… Read More

Binance Makes Mining Easy with New Mining Pool Option

Crypto exchange Binance has launched “Binance Pool,” a mining platform that is described as being dedicated to the development of the global crypto mining industry and empowering miners. Binance Pool is integrated into the growing Binance ecosystem, allowing users access to its suite of derivatives products… Read More

European Bitcoin (BTC) Savings Service Bittr Forced to Shut Down Due to Extensive and Costly AMLD5 Regulatory Requirments

Netherlands-based Bittr, a Bitcoin (BTC) savings service, is reportedly closing down its business. Ruben Waterman, the company’s founder, said that newly-enforced financial regulations were the main reason why Bittr decided to shut down its services. The AMLD5 became effective July 9, 2018, and required the… Read More

Cryptocurrency Adoption: Number of Bitcoin Addresses Holding At Least 0.1 BTC Crosses 3 Million Mark

The number of Bitcoin addresses that hold at least 0.1 BTC (appr. $750 at time of writing) has surpassed the 3-million mark for the very first time, as cryptocurrency investors get ready for the upcoming Bitcoin halving event, when the pseudonymous digital asset’s supply will… Read More

The Economist Calls China’s CBDC the Anti-Bitcoin

While everyone expects the People’s Bank of China to launch a limited trial of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) or Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) as it is called in the country questions have frequently emerged as to how the government will utilize the… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Delta Exchange Explains how the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Network has been Impacted Following the Recent Halving

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We recently caught up with Pankaj Balani, CEO at Delta Exchange, an established digital assets derivatives trading platform. Delta offers cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading across Bitcoin and major altcoins with up to 100x leverage. The company aims to support the ongoing growth and development… Read More

Digital Asset Custodian Curv Partners Crypto Garage to Offer Guaranteed Settlement for Cryptocurrency Transactions

Curv, a company that provides crypto asset custody services to institutional investors, has established a business office in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) area. The office has been set up through a partnership with Crypto Garage, a firm that offers various financial instruments based on Bitcoin (BTC)… Read More

Venture Smart Asia, a Crypto Firm Licensed by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission, to Offer Region’s First Digital Asset Fund

  Venture Smart Asia, a company licensed by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), has introduced the territory’s first approved crypto asset fund with a target of $100 million under management during the first year of its launch. As reported by Bloomberg on April… Read More

Renaissance Technologies’ Medallion Funds Approved to Offer Products Involving Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Market

A somewhat secretive but promising hedge fund has reportedly been approved to make investments in the Bitcoin (BTC) futures markets. As noted in a document dated March 30, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has now permitted Renaissance Technologies’ Medallion Funds to offer… Read More

Bitcoin Startup Purse.io Is Planning to Shut Down Due to Uncertainty in the Crypto and Larger Financial Markets

Cryptocurrency firm Purse.io, which allowed users to purchase items via Amazon at reduced or special rates using Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH), is reportedly planning to close down its operations. The San Francisco-based company confirmed on April 16, 2020 that it will shut down… Read More

Over Half a Billion Dollars in Cryptocurrency Raised by Grayscale Investments During Q1 2020

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG) and the largest institutional holder of Bitcoin (BTC), reportedly raised over half a billion dollars in cryptocurrency investments during the first quarter of this year. According to a release, Grayscale raised a total of $503.7… Read More

DeFi Report: Crypto Investors are Actually Interested in Decentralized Finance Technology, Not Solely Motivated by Speculation and Profits

Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology are often criticized for not having enough practical use cases. There are still relatively few merchants or retailers who will accept virtual currencies as payment, because of the challenges associated with off-ramping into fiat currencies, which are more practical… Read More

The Economist: COVID-19 to Accelerate Digital Currency Adoption

Digital currency, like Bitcoin, CBDCs or stablecoins, will get a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The report, conducted during January and February, was sponsored by crypto.com. The EIU consulted with Eva Julin, deputy head general… Read More

Chinese Global Public Blockchain or DLT Evaluation Index Ranks Bitcoin in 14th Place, EOS Ranked at Top Again

The Blockchain Research Institute, which is managed by China’s Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID), has published its (17th) latest Global Public Chain Technology Evaluation Index. The distributed ledger technology (DLT)-focused index ranks 37 of the most prominent or widely-used public blockchain networks. It… Read More

Toronto Stock Exchange Trades 3iQ Corp Bitcoin Fund

Last week, 3iQ Corp. successfully commenced trading of The Bitcoin Fund (TSX:QBTC.U). The Fund was the product of an initial public offering (IPO) of units and a merger with 3iQ Bitcoin Trust. According to a company release, the Fund’s investment objectives are to provide holders… Read More

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