Tagged: crypto-assets

Grayscale Investments Files for EOS, Cardano, Chainlink Trusts, May See New Competition from BlockFi

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Barry Silbert’s VC company, the Digital Currency Group, has added six new trusts, which includes those associated or linked to Polkadot (DOT) and Aave (AAVE) digital tokens. The other new trusts added by Grayscale include Monero (XMR), Cardano (ADA), Cosmos… Read More

Crypto Veteran Comments on Recent DogeCoin (DOGE) Pump, while Elon Musk Predicts Bitcoin will Gain Acceptance by Mainstream Finance

Cryptocurrency markets can be “insanely volatile” in both directions, however, the recent market activity felt like “something else” with everyone’s favorite memecoin, DogeCoin (DOGE) surging nearly 10x in just 24 hours (breaking into the top 10 cryptos), Anthony Sassano from EthHub confirmed. He also noted… Read More

Fintech Firm Crypto Finance AG’s Crypto Broker AG Awarded License by FINMA to Act as Securities House with Bilateral Trading Activity

Crypto Broker AG, which is the Crypto Finance Group‘s brokerage, has reportedly been issued a license to serve as a securities house along with a bilateral trading facility by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). After this license has gone into effect or become… Read More

Professionals in India Clarify that Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies are Not Private, after Reports of Potential Government Ban on Cryptos

The Indian Parliament will reportedly be considering a government-supported bill that could place a ban on “private” cryptocurrencies during its upcoming budget session. Since the nation’s ruling party has control over both houses of Parliament, there’s a fairly good chance that the proposed bill could… Read More

Kraken Adds Trading for FLOW Tokens, which Support Blockchain Platform from Dapper Labs for Games, NFTs

Digital asset exchange Kraken has confirmed that it has added support for Flow (FLOW) trading which was introduced on Wednesday (January 27, 2021) at around 15:30 UTC. At the time of the launch, only FLOW tokens that had been earned via staking rewards were tradable…. Read More

Cryptocurrency related Ransomware Attacks “Skyrocketed” Last Year but there May be “Fewer Culprits” than Expected: Report

Ransomware “skyrocketed” last year, however, there might be “fewer culprits” than we may think or expect, according to a report from blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis. Chainalysis acknowledges that 2020 will “forever be known” as the year of COVID-19, but when it comes to cryptocurrency-related crime,… Read More

Binance Forced to Temporarily Suspend Withdrawals due to Record Levels of Platform Activity after Elon Musk Adds Bitcoin to his Twitter Bio

Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange in terms of volume and scope of operations, recently revealed that a sudden rush of new users on its platform had put its systems under a lot of stress and overload, leading it to temporarily suspend withdrawals. Binance… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Coinbase to Go Public through a Direct Listing Instead of Conducting an IPO

Digital asset exchange Coinbase has confirmed its plans to become a publicly-traded company “pursuant to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock.” Coinbase Global, Inc. noted in a blog post published on January 28, 2021, that the proposed listing is “expected to… Read More

Binance to Offer $60,000 in Prizes to Virtual Hackathon Participants for Creating Open-Source Software on Binance Smart Chain

Leading digital asset exchange Binance has announced the launch of a Hackathon, called The Future Is Now. According to Binance, this event will be a 3-week long virtual hackathon that will be hosted by Binance X and Gitcoin, which serves a place for blockchain developers… Read More

Crypto Transactions have AML Capabilities that are Almost Impossible to Replicate in Traditional Investigations: CipherTrace

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes that during her confirmation hearing on January 19, Dr. Janet Yellen, US President Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of the Treasury, had said that “many” virtual currencies remain “a particular concern” when it comes to terrorism and criminal financing (and… Read More

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Requests Rulemaking Pause from FinCEN following the Issuance of Biden White House Guidance to US Agencies

San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase has requested a rulemaking pause from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following the Biden White House guidance to agencies. Coinbase writes in a letter that was reportedly shared with Kenneth Blanco, Director, FinCEN on January 25, 2021, that after… Read More

Crypto VC Is Going through An “Explosive Phase” According to Meltem Demirors, CSO At Digital Asset Manager CoinShares

Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, Europe’s largest digital asset manager, notes that cryptocurrency-related venture capital is experiencing an “explosive” phase. 1/ crypto VC is going through an explosive 🧨 phase there are big funds (>$500M AUM), a lot of small funds (<$50M… Read More

Top Crypto and Blockchain Predictions for 2021 and Beyond – Part 2

The blockchain and digital assets space is well-positioned for even more growth and adoption in 2021 by mainstream consumers and institutions. The COVID-19 outbreak has dramatically accelerated the shift towards all-digital platforms and services because it’s no longer considered safe to visit physical business locations…. Read More

Bitcoin, Gold, Tesla Stock Price Movements Should be Watched Closely as Coordinated Move Lower Could be Liquidity Concern: QCP Capital

QCP Capital, which is one of Asia’s major digital economy traders, has noted that the “broad price puke” from January 21, 2021 (Thursday) in the cryptocurrency markets can (at least partially) be blamed on “some negative headlines” out of US President Biden’s new “crypto unfriendly”… Read More

Coinbase Now Claims Over 43 Million Verified Users, has Managed to Grow its Digital Assets to $90 Billion: Report

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has reportedly managed to grow its total assets to $90 billion. Meanwhile, Coinbase Custody AUC represented over half or 50% of this total. San Francisco-based Coinbase now claims more than 43 million verified users. The exchange reportedly executed single trades surpassing… Read More

Bitcoin focused Firm Casa Rolls Out Updates including Encrypted Backups and BTC Transaction Memos

Bitcoin focused firm Casa has announced a product update that includes upgrades to BTC transaction memos and encrypted backups. As noted in a blog post by Casa, transaction memos will allow users to label their individual Bitcoin transfers. And encrypted mobile key backups are being… Read More

P2P Bitcoin (BTC) Exchange LocalBitcoins Explains how to Generate Substantial Income during Crypto Bull Market

The team at LocalBitcoins, a leading peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, recently shared ways to generate passive income with their affiliate program. LocalBitcoins claims that the Bitcoin (BTC) bull market is now definitely here and 2021 is on track to “become a great year” for the… Read More

Bitcoin Cash Options Trading and Perpetual Swaps to be Offered by Singapore’s Bit.com Exchange

The team at Bit.com, which claims to be a secure and “high-performance” cryptocurrency derivatives exchange introduced by Matrixport, will reportedly be offering Bitcoin Cash (BCH) perpetual swaps and options. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the Bitcoin Cash option trading is scheduled… Read More

Digital Wallets Holding Over 100 Bitcoin (BTC) has Grown Significantly Following COVID Outbreak: Report

The team at Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, notes that cryptocurrency prices have been soaring, and related innovation is “breaking ground,” while key opportunities are flourishing. According to Kraken, crypto adoption is “relentless.” The Kraken team writes that as they begin a new… Read More

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