“A big battle has been raging in recent years over our privacy. The coronavirus crisis could be the battle’s tipping point.” That’s a warning from a Financial Times’ article by Yuval Noah Harari, the author of “Sapiens,” about the loss of freedom in a time when many are willing to sacrifice everything for the feeling […]
In the crypto community and the society at large, there has been a long-running debate pertaining to whether Bitcoin can be defined as a protective asset along with gold, Japanese yen, Swiss franc, and U.S. government bonds. Some experts insist that the unique properties of the first cryptocurrency make it a safe haven for periods […]
This story was updated on August 1, 13:55 UTC The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) stated that LedgerX has “not yet been approved by the Commission” to offer physically settled bitcoin futures. Crypto derivatives provider LedgerX announced it has launched the first physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts on the U.S. market. The contracts, which […]
In the wake of the news that the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) is investigating BitMEX due to suspicion of illegally offering trading to the U.S. citizens, users of the popular Bitcoin derivatives exchange have withdrawn almost $85 million, the highest amount among other leading exchanges. According to data provided by TokenAnalyst, BitMEX saw […]
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a $28 million Reg A+ offering for decentralized Internet company Blockstack. According to the company’s blog post, this is the first time in U.S. history that a crypto token offering has received SEC qualification and “a huge step forward for decentralized applications, internet security, and […]
Bitstamp, Europe’s oldest and biggest Bitcoin exchange, has been granted a virtual currency license by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bitstamp first applied for the license, also known as BitLicense, in June 2015, when NYDFS created the state’s landmark law.
Cryptocurrency advocate and antivirus pioneer John McAfee revealed that he had fled the country after being charged with felonies by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
New York State became the first state in the nation to create a cryptocurrency task force to study how to properly regulate, define and use cryptocurrency. According to a press release published on Wednesday, January 2, The Digital Currency Study Bill, A8783B/S9013, was signed into law last week by NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo.
After launching its fiat-to-token trading platform in California earlier this summer Hong Kong-based crypto exchange OKCoin has announced that it is expanding token-to-token trading to 20 more states in the U.S.
Russian citizen Alexander who is being held in a jail in Greece could shed light on the ongoing investigation over Russia’s interference with the U.S. politics. According to a report in Bloomberg, Vinnik, 38, may be aware of how Russians in U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs used Bitcoin to obscure their money trail.
According to a 29-page document released from the U.S. Department of Justice Friday, July 13, a dozen of Russian operatives were revealed to have used Bitcoin heavily to fund the DCLeaks operations and propaganda campaign.
As predicted by numerous experts before, Donald Trump’s presidential election win caused bitcoin price to rise. The recent hours’ events have fully confirmed the predictions.