U.S. and Korean authorities have taken down one of the world's largest online marketplace for child pornography, according to an unsealed indictment first cited by NBC News.The post Feds take down one of the largest child exploitation sites; seeks to seize bitcoins appeared first on The Block.
The Facebook executive behind the Libra blockchain project says its developers are designing the cryptocurrency under the assumption that it could grow large enough to present risks to the economy.
Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace has added support for over 700 digital assets, including bitcoin cash (BCH), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC) and stablecoin tether (USDT), to its platform.The post CipherTrace adds support for over 700 crypto assets, including bitcoin cash, ether and tether appeared first on The Block.
It’s a mixed start to the day for the pair. It could be another choppy day ahead should the pair fail to move through to key levels.
The majors find early support but will need to avoid a pullback to early lows to deliver a reversal of Tuesday’s sell-off.
It’s a mixed start to the day following Tuesday’s sell-off. A Bitcoin move back to $8,300 levels would signal a rebound…
The head of Facebook's blockchain project told Yahoo Finance that the development of the Libra project will get harder but said the departure of seven founding companies has forced "no change."
Binance has kept the cryptocurrency industry on its toes with a flurry of announcements this year. Based on rough math, the cryptocurrency exchange has made more than 20 announcements of new offerings and strategic developments during the second half of the year, making a headline almost every 10 days. The post Behind Binance's 20+ news announcements in H2 2019 lies a deep ambition to regain lost markets and snatch a new one appeared first on The Block.
Trading platform eToro launched on Tuesday a social media sentiment-based trading strategy for its cryptocurrency traders. The strategy, aptly named TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, is available to eToro users through a partnership with The TIE, a cryptocurrency data analytics platform.The post eToro launches cryptocurrency trading strategy based on Twitter sentiment appeared first on The Block.
At the time of writing, the Bitcoin / Brazilian Real (BTCBRL) market seems to be on a positive wave of recovery. As it is happening with most South American countries, the number of people trading cryptocurrencies - namely Bitcoin - seems to be increasing again. After the crash of 2018, it appears fresh cash is coming back to the market. Perhaps the actions of Brazilian regulators, making strides to level the playing field to all participants, could be bringing more people into cryptocurrencies. In this piece I will look into the long-term behaviour of BTCBRL, as it shows new strength and a chance to hit new all-time-highs during the next couple of months. Let's take a look at the chart!The post Will Bitcoin / Brazilian Real (BTCBRL) hit new all-time-highs? appeared first on Coin Rivet.
A Digital Currency Group (DCG)-backed investment fund is making a pivot into the bitcoin mining business, and venture capitalists including Peter Thiel are committing $50 million to the newish venture that they deem worth $200 million. The post Big investors are pouring $50M into a bitcoin mining startup, and they’re hoping its own mining chips and Texas energy will make it a new powerhouse appeared first on The Block.
The institutions are here. That's the underpinning thesis of a new report highlighting asset manager Grayscale's inflows during the third quarter of 2019, according to managing director Michael Sonnenshein. The post Grayscale sees record Q3, hitting more than $400M in inflows over the past year appeared first on The Block.
"One of the goals is to get everyone from zero to crypto kitties in under 20 seconds."That's one of the underpinning principles guiding Michael Dunworth, the chief executive of cryptocurrency firm Wyre.The post "Crypto Stripe" releases widget that will let you on-ramp into crypto with Apple Pay appeared first on The Block.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, has officially added the word “Satoshi” to its database. The decision was made as part of a quarterly update this month.The post Satoshi, bitcoin's smallest unit, is now added to Oxford English Dictionary appeared first on The Block.
Imagine a gold product - with characteristics of physical gold and gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), as well as the 24/7 nature and security of the bitcoin network.The post CoinShares jointly rolls out a gold token ‘DGLD’, built on the bitcoin network appeared first on The Block.
Most crypto investors and enthusiasts are always looking for the best opportunity to scoop some altcoins. However, while it may be tempting to value altcoins versus the US Dollar, such a metric may lead to bad outcomes. In this piece I will look into the top altcoins and how they're performing versus Bitcoin. Hopefully, at the end, it will be clear if now is a good time to purchase additional units, given each altcoin price vs BTC. Looking into Bitcoin dominance First things first. As I did mention last week, it's important to focus on the overall state of the altcoin market. Hence, a key metric to look into, at either Coinmarketcap, Messari or Trading View, is the total BitcoinThe post Top 10 altcoins in 2019 appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Binance’s BNB tokens will soon be purchasable on Switzerland’s biggest stock exchange as an exchange-traded product (ETP). The cryptocurrency exchange has partnered with Switzerland-based ETP issuer Amun to launch the BNB ETP (ABNB).The post BNB can now be traded on Swiss SIX exchange as ETP appeared first on The Block.
So, er, some people might have you think that Ethereum’s Devcon is short for Developer Confidence Game, but no, sadly, disappointingly, I can reveal it is just a Developer Conference. The post DevCon 5: A success, somehow appeared first on The Block.
Mnuchin says Treasury, and not just the senators who sent letters, also warned Libra Association members about their involvement.
A cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF) has yet to garner regulatory approval, but Grayscale Investments has gotten a green light from FINRA for a publicly-quoted security that derives its value from a basket of digital currencies. The post Grayscale gets FINRA approval for Digital Large Cap Fund appeared first on The Block.
Bitcoin is edging towards an exponential moving average death cross on the daily chart, which would almost certainly signal an extended correction to the downside. The 50 EMA is sloping dangerously towards the 200 EMA for the first time since it crossed to the upside on April 26. There have been two death crosses on the daily chart since 2014, the first of which resulted in a 70% decline in price over the following five months, while the second came during 2018's bear market, ending in a 64% move to the downside over the next eight months. For the death cross to come into fruition price would need to stay between $7,800 and $8,600 for the next week, although aThe post Daily death cross approaches as Bitcoin loses momentum above $8,000 appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Nearly six months after launching its cryptocurrency staking service, Coinbase Custody has announced staking support for MKR, MakerDAO's native asset.Clients that hold MKR can now participate in MakerDAO's governance directly on Coinbase's custodial platform.The post Coinbase Custody adds Maker governance support appeared first on The Block.
Cryptocurrency wallet provider BRD (formerly Bread) has received a $750,000 investment from blockchain payments firm Ripple to boost the adoption of its XRP cryptocurrency.The post Ripple invests $750K in crypto wallet BRD to increase XRP usage appeared first on The Block.
Juno has raised a $3 million seed round to build a platform leveraging cryptocurrencies and Ethereum protocols to provide "neo banking" services like high-yield savings and debit cards.The post Juno raises $3M for a 'neo banking' platform built on Ethereum appeared first on The Block.
In a conversation, with Yahoo Finance, Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO, discusses cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert discusses bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and regulation. He announces that the agency considers ether a commodity that falls under its jurisdiction.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Heath Tarbert, discusses his role at the CFTC and his goals moving forward
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Heath Tarbert, chair of the CFTC, discusses changes to Volcker Rule.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Heath Tarbert, chair of the CFTC, discusses whether regulation could be stifling. The agency needs to take our time and get regulation right, he noted.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Heath Tarbert, chair of the CFTC, discusses the agency's role in regulating cryptocurrencies, including Libra. If it's not a security, it's a commodity, he says.
Samsung Electronics America recently collaborated with fintech firm Finablr to launch a money transfer service via the Samsung Pay app. The feature is being powered by Finablr’s subsidiary Travelex.The post Samsung-Finablr deal on overseas payments does not involve Ripple or XRP appeared first on The Block.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Heath Tarbert, chair of the CFTC, discusses forked assets. Similar assets should be treated similarly, he says.
CFTC chairman Heath Tarbert believes ether (ETH) is a commodity and falls under the jurisdiction of the CFTC—and he expects to see ether futures contracts.
London-based fintech firm Finastra has joined Ripple’s blockchain-based payments network, RippleNet, seeking faster cross-border payments.The move will allow Finastra’s customers i.e.The post Ripple, fintech firm Finastra partner for blockchain remittances appeared first on The Block.
B2C2, a cryptocurrency liquidity provider and an over-the-counter (OTC) trading firm based in London, has launched a new gold derivative product, which is priced and settled in bitcoin (BTC).The post In first, crypto market maker B2C2 launches a gold derivative, settled in bitcoin appeared first on The Block.
Ripple's XRP token has enjoyed a fruitful start to the week with a rally back above the $0.25 level of support. Prior to the rally, the digital asset had fallen to its lowest point since December 2017, with suggestions that if this level of support was to break, the value of XRP would plummet all the way back down to the $0.15 region. Interestingly, when XRP was at $0.23 in December 2017, it took less than a month for it to eclipse its all-time high of $3.28. XRP's weekly and daily candles closed in a relatively bullish posture. However, more volume is needed to sustain the bounce and drive it back towards the $0.30 level of resistance. Currently, price hasThe post XRP market cap increases by $500 million after 5% rally appeared first on Coin Rivet.
Blockchain payments provider BitPay will add support for XRP, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, by the end of this year.The post BitPay to add support for XRP later this year appeared first on The Block.
Bitcoin is rallying today after the cryptocurrency saw its first week in months, dipping below $8,000. Founder of Future\Perfect Ventures Jalak Jobanputra joins Yahoo Finance's Dan Roberts, Anjalee Khemlani, and Scott Gamm to discuss.
Blockchain payments firm Ripple has acqui-hired Iceland-based cryptocurrency trading firm Algrim to expand operations in Europe. Announcing the news on Monday, Ripple said Algrim will play an “integral” role in the ongoing development of its On-Demand Liquidity (ODL) product which utilizes XRP cryptocurrency for cross-border payments.The post Ripple acqui-hires Iceland-based crypto trading firm Algrim to expand in Europe appeared first on The Block.
Stocks end lower as impeachment inquiry and trade concerns rattle the market. Yahoo Finance's Myles Udland, Brian Cheung and Jared Blikre discuss how these impact the market on The Final Round.
Crypto exchange Binance’s U.S. platform is launching with seven coins, instead of six as previously announced. Binance.US has now also added its native token BNB to its platform in the “first phase,” several users posted screenshots of the development on Twitter.The post Binance.US adding 7th coin to its platform - native token BNB appeared first on The Block.
Traki, one of the largest chains of department stores in Venezuela, is now accepting payments in ten cryptocurrencies and tokens, including bitcoin (BTC) and Binance coin (BNB), at its 49 retail stores.The post Venezuelans can now shop with crypto, including BTC and BNB, at retailer Traki’s 49 stores appeared first on The Block.
The U.S. entity of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, is expected to go live before November, but won’t serve New York residents initially.The post Binance US could go live before November, but won’t serve NY residents initially appeared first on The Block.
Top cryptocurrency exchange Binance has just completed an eighth quarterly burn of its native token Binance Coin (BNB), according to a blog post on Friday.The post Binance burns $24 million worth of BNB tokens allocated to team appeared first on The Block.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance has today officially launched margin trading for “evolving cryptocurrency traders.” Margin trading is trading with borrowed money, which comes with higher profit potential and greater risk.The post Margin trading at Binance goes live appeared first on The Block.
ZenGo, a provider of non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet, is adding support for Facebook's upcoming cryptocurrency Libra, according to an announcement Tuesday. The firm has released a proof-of-concept for Libra testnet, using a cryptographic technique called threshold signatures scheme (TSS), which helps create a secure and easy-to-use transaction process.The post Non-custodial crypto wallet ZenGo adding support for Facebook's Libra coin appeared first on The Block.
Bitcoin crosses over $11,000, reaching its highest level in about 15 months. This after the cryptocurrency started off the year in the low-to-mid $3,000 range. Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Jared Blikre discuss.
LEO is an exchange token, similar to BNB, launched last month by Bitfinex. Bitfinex has allegedly raised nearly $1 billion in USDT and USD in a private token sale in order to cover $850 million currently frozen in several accounts controlled by the payment processing company Crypto Capital.The post Analysis of LEO burns shows Bitfinex made nearly $300 million from trading fees in 2018 appeared first on The Block.
Crypto traders have been in a frenzy lately promoting the exchange token UNUS SED LEO (LEO). LEO is a token launched by iFinex, the parent company behind the controversial cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex.The post LEO and BNB: a comparison appeared first on The Block.
Binance announced that it has completed Binance Coin (BNB) mainnet swap meaning that the users can now deposit and withdraw the BNB tokens that exist natively on Binance Chain.The post Binance completes BNB mainnet swap, burns 5 million ERC20 tokens appeared first on The Block.
Fresh off Binance's announcement it had successfully deployed the genesis block of Binance Chain earlier today, CEO Changpeng "CZ" Zhao announced Mithril (MITH) will be the first project to migrate tokens onto the exchange's new native chain.The post MITH soars after Mithril announces it will be the first project on Binance Chain appeared first on The Block.
Unless you've had a very quiet week, you're unlikely to have noticed a small yet significant change in Binance's whitepaper.The post Binance quietly removed some Wall Street jargon from its token's white paper appeared first on The Block.
Why the Bitcoin rally could just be getting started. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Jeanie Ahn are joined by Todd Herman, ‘The Alter Ego Effect’ author, and Peter Brandt, Factor Research and Trading Inc. founder, to discuss.
On the heels of bitcoin’s surge, which has brought the per-coin value to over $5,000, other coins have jumped. Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder & Principal at Delphi Digital, joins Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts, Melody Hahm, and Myles Udland to discuss what’s fueling the rally and make predictions on the crypto market.
Despite the price of bitcoin staying relatively level in 2019, the exchange tokens are greatly outperforming the market, growing 225% on average from the beginning of the year.The post Examining the exchange tokens gold rush appeared first on The Block.
Binance announced Saturday that it is changing the sale format of Binance Launchpad from 'first-come-first-served' to a lottery system. Binance users will be able to claim up to five lottery tickets based on their BNB holdings over the 20 days leading up to the lottery draw date.The post Binance Launchpad to conduct token launches as lottery favoring large BNB holders appeared first on The Block.
The Sketchy Token Distributions Must Go On Ethereum exploded in 2017 primarily driven by one catalyst: speculative demand for ether as the reserve asset for the Ethereum capital market (ICOs).The post Money 2.0 Stuff: This newsletter may be issued on launchpad appeared first on The Block.
San Francisco-based BitTorrent, which is the company behind the world’s most popular peer-to-peer communications protocol and products namely BitTorrent and µTorrent, has started accepting cryptocurrencies for its premium digital products. In a press statement, the company said that customers can now pay for its Pro and Ads Free products using Bitcoin, TRON, and Binance Coin. […] The post BitTorrent Bullish On Blockchain, Now Accepts Bitcoins for Premium Products appeared first on Market Exclusive.