Grayscale Reports $3.2 Million Average Weekly Investments in Bitcoin Trust

The first quarter of 2019 was bullish for the digital asset management firm Grayscale Investments and the company is gearing up to have another run. According to a first quarter “Digital Asset Investment Report” from the company, published on May 13, 2019, product inflows from Grayscale Investments grew by 42 percent over Q4 2018. The […]

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KaratGold Coin’s (KBC) Blockchain-Based Smartphone and Software for Online Vendors Changes the Concept of Crypto Payments

Tokens and coins whose value is not backed by anything other than marketing, no longer work. Therefore we are able to witness the advent of several asset-backed tokens, that combine historically successful assets with the blockchain technology. Precious metals – especially gold due to its qualities and stable demand – are ideal for securing digital […]

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Blockchain Project CEO to Pay $150K Fine, Teach Business Ethics Following Settlement

Blockchain entrepreneur Alex Tapscott is paying a $148,000 fine and will lead ethics seminars at three Canadian business schools per his settlement agreement with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), according to a report by The Globe and Mail on May 13. Tapscott, the CEO of blockchain firm NextBlock Global Limited initially filed for a public […]

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Op Ed: Understanding the Latest FinCEN Guidance for Cryptocurrencies

On May 9, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), issued new “interpretive guidance” about how its regulations apply to businesses that conduct money transmissions in virtual currencies. In summary, a money services business (MSB) needs to register with FinCEN, (which is free and done through Form 107); get an AML compliance policy that specifies […]

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Don’t Panic, Bitcoin “Nuking” $6,400 Resistance Is Extremely Bullish

Over recent hours, Bitcoin (BTC) has begun to slow, with bullish momentum falling off across the board. Yet, some say it may be a bit too early to call for a doomsday-esque scenario, which sees BTC fully retrace its sudden spike higher. Bitcoin Moving Past $6,400 When BTC paused at $6,000 just days ago, few […]

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More Institutional Participation and Regulatory Oversight Coming to Crypto?

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange ErisX recently announced the public launch of its spot market trading, a move that takes the company a step closer to its goal of being a one-stop shop for the trading of spot and futures contracts in a regulated environment. Per the information on its product page, ErisX will support dollar […]

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HTC to Launch EXODUS 1s, Smartphone With Full Node Capacity

Electronics company HTC has announced that it is launching a smartphone to bring crypto and blockchain technology to a wider audience in Q3 2019. According to a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine, “The EXODUS 1s will be the first smartphone ever to have full node capabilities” containing the full Bitcoin blockchain. “With the EXODUS […]

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Binance and Coinbase Traffic Spikes as Bitcoin Price Surges 81% YTD

Over a million internet users are visiting Binance every day as the cryptocurrency exchange manages a $40 million hack scandal amidst a bitcoin price boom. Toronto-based Kevin Rooke, known for his insightful crypto-related social media analysis, revealed that Binance’s daily average traffic had gone up by 13 percent in April. At 1,183,000 visits, the Malta-based […]

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Crypto Wallet Secures $50 Million Insurance for Customer Crypto Assets

Crypto securities company Curv has partnered with insurance company Munich Re to obtain $50 million in coverage, according to a Curv press release on May 10. This new insurance is designed to cover any cases in which a bad actor was able to gain access to either Curv or the customer’s shares, both of which […]

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A Group of Major Crypto Traders Reportedly Considers Scammer Blacklist

Several major cryptocurrency traders have reportedly begun discussing plans to enact an industry-wide blacklist of suspicious actors, to stem the tide of scams, theft and fraud in the crypto space. Bloomberg reported on this development on May 8, 2019, claiming that major companies such as Ripple, Cumberland DRW and Galaxy Digital Holdings gathered to discuss […]

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