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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

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

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

Digital Asset Exchange Bitnomial Receives Approval to Offer Bitcoin (BTC) Futures and Options Contracts

Digital asset exchange Bitnomial has been approved to offer Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options contracts. Established in 2015, Bitnomial acquired $7.5 million in capital through an equity raise that was finalized in December of last year. On April 20, 2020, the exchange operator confirmed that… 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

Bitcoin Scam: 14 Chinese Men Arrested in Malaysia for Allegedly Luring Investors into Fraudulent Cryptocurrency Investment Scheme

  Authorities in Malaysia have arrested 14 Chinese citizens because of their alleged involvement in a Bitcoin-related scam, which reportedly targeted unsuspecting investors in their home country. Dzulkhairi Mukhatar, the assistant commander in Malaysia, confirmed that the men were taken into police custody on April… 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

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

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

Hardware Wallet Provider, Ledger, to Accept Digital Currency Payments via Crypto.com’s App

Ledger, a leading cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider, recently revealed that it’s now allowing its customers to make payments for products through Hong Kong-based Crypto.com’s online wallet app. As noted in an announcement published on April 9, 2020, Ledger will be accepting payments made using Bitcoin… Read More

Financial Data Following COVID-19 Outbreak Shows Bitcoin Is Performing as a “Risk Asset”: Report

The San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX), an organization that aims to help traders and funds invest in digital assets at “the best price,” notes that its multi-factor market index, which was neutral a month back, has now been updated to “mildly bearish” as of April… Read More

Digital Bank Revolut Is Allowing Premium and Standard Account Holders to Trade Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Recommends Diversifying Investments Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Digital bank Revolut allows its 7 million customers to purchase cryptocurrencies. This, as reserve banks across the globe have announced huge stimulus packages to support their struggling economies, following the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This support from Revolut, which is notably one of Europe’s most… Read More

Fidelity Digital Assets Expands Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Due to New Client Requests Following COVID-19 Outbreak

Fidelity Digital Assets, the cryptocurrency division of Fidelity, a multi-trillion dollar asset manager, is reportedly planning to expand its range of products and services. The firm’s decision to introduce new services has come at a time when it has been experiencing  a significant increase in… Read More

Thesis, Developer of Keep Protocol, Acquires $7.7 Million in Funding via Round Led by Paradigm Capital

Thesis, the developers behind the Keep protocol, have acquired $7.7 million in capital through an investment round led by Paradigm Capital. Collaborative Funds and Fenbushi Capital also took part in the round. Thesis, which mainly serves as a venture production studio, is planning to introduce… Read More

Coinbase Claims Retail Investors Purchased Large Amounts of Bitcoin (BTC) During Last Month’s Crypto Market Crash

San Francisco-based digital asset exchange Coinbase claims that retail customers purchased Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, the most during the March 2020 market crash. As noted in a report from Coinbase (released on March 31, 2020), customers usually purchase about 60% more than they sell…. Read More

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