The Latest News about Cryptocurrency
Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.
German Securities Trading Bank Reportedly Becomes First In Country To Trade Crypto
VPE WertpapierhandelsBank AG, a German securities trading bank, has partnered with Berlin-based technology company solarisBank to launch a cryptocurrency trading service for institutional investors, according to a VPE press release April 25.VPE is regulated by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority and is purportedly the first bank in the country to offer a cryptocurrency trading service.
EOS Gains Speed Up Despite Sluggish Market In Advance of Mainnet Launch
The cryptocurrency market may currently be experiencing a corrective slump but EOS is bucking the trend, continuing to rise against a negative market current.
CEO of NASDAQ Would Consider Offering Regulated Cryptocurrencies
The CEO of the NASDAQ, the second-largest exchange in the world by market capitalization, announced that it would consider adding cryptocurrency to its offerings alongside traditional securities.
Cisco Claims New Patent Could Apply to Bitcoin Mining
Network tech giant Cisco won a patent on Tuesday that could be applied to the bitcoin mining process.
"Bitcoin Is A Scam," Claims Ousted CEO Of Paypal
Bill Harris, co-founding but short-lived CEO of Paypal, has written an opinion piece on Bitcoin in which he claims the cryptocurrency is "a scam a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen," published on Recode Tuesday, April 24.Harris's argument targeted Bitcoin on three fronts, asserting it is useless as a means of payment, is extremely volatile, and has "No intrinsic value."
FT: Multiple Online Harassment Allegations Against IOTA Team, Foundation Board Member Says He's Not 'Aware' Of Incidents
The Financial Times news outlet published an article Wednesday, Apr 25, detailing allegations levelled by several people against IOTA. According to FT's report, some members of IOTA's team have resorted to threats of legal action or violence when dealing with critics of their project online.
Nasdaq CEO Says Company 'Open' To Becoming Crypto Trading Platform When Market Matures
The CEO of Nasdaq said that the stock market could become a platform for trading cryptocurrencies in the future, if the market becomes more regulated, CNBC's Squawk Box reports Wednesday, April 25.Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman said during an interview that "Certainly Nasdaq would considering become a crypto exchange over time." Friedman believes that cryptocurrencies "Will continue to persist," the only caveat being the amount of time it will take for the crypto sphere to mature.
US Congressman: 'Race to Regulate' Won't Solve Crypto Fraud
Though fraud is undoubtedly an issue in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry believes lawmakers shouldn't rush to impose new regulations.
Nasdaq 'Would Consider' Creating a Crypto Exchange, Says CEO
The CEO of Nasdaq suggested Wednesday that the company could open a cryptocurrency exchange in the future.
Crypto Exchanges Pause Services Over Contract Bugs
As many as a dozen or more ethereum-based ERC-20 smart contracts have been found to contain bugs that let attackers create as many tokens as they want.
After Two Weeks Of Gains Markets Are Down Across The Board, Bitcoin Below $9,000
Bitcoin is trading below $9,000 today, as the market dips significantly after two weeks of gains, Coin360 data shows.
Multiple Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Trading Due To Potential BatchOverflow Bug
Crypto exchange Poloniex has suspended all ERC-20 token deposits and withdrawals, and HitBTC has initiated an internal inspection that takes deposits and transfers offline, following OKEX's decision to halt ERC20 deposits earlier today after the discovery of a potential new smart contract bug called batchOverFlow.
The Bitcoin ATM Black Market: Regulatory Blind Spot Allows Crypto Traders To Subvert KYC Requirements
Buying and selling Bitcoin in America's capital city just became even easier with the recent rollout of 20 Bitcoin ATMs across Washington DC. The launch of the machines follows a global surge of installations in which 9 new Bitcoin ATMs come online every day.
EOS Eyes New All-Time High Amid Positive News flow
EOS is reporting gains on a down day for the wider crypto markets and may soon rally to fresh all-time highs.
Two Big Crypto Startups Are Out to Build One Universal Wallet
If the future is to bring an endless variety of cryptocurrencies and tokens, the world will need a wallet that can hold them all.
Winklevoss Crypto Exchange Partners With NASDAQ In Industry First
Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss at its head, announced it had partnered with NASDAQ to monitor markets April 25.As a press release and multiple media outlets confirm, the move represents a first for exchange operator in the crypto sector, and will see Gemini use NASDAQ's SMARTS Market Surveillance Technology.
How South Korea's Largest Exchange Plans to Allow Millions to Use Cryptocurrency
Bithumb, South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is on a mission to drastically improve the adoption of digital currencies in the country and evolve into a bank-like business to ensure its users can use cryptocurrencies with ease, like cash.
Compliant Airdrops Are Here: CoinList to Offer Investors Free Crypto Giveaways
That's the question crypto innovators have had to come to terms with since the concept of "Airdrops" - or the practice of gifting tokens in massive giveaways - has come under the scrutiny of government regulators.
Chinese Police Seize 600 Computers Used To Mine BTC In Tianjin
Police in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have seized 600 computers used to mine Bitcoin, after abnormal electricity usage attracted the attention of the local power grid operator, CNBC reports April 25.
$10K on Hold As Bitcoin Sees Price Pullback
The 6.8 percent drop from the intraday highs signals bullish exhaustion near the gradually ascending 200-day moving average at $9,835.
OKEX Halts ERC20 Deposits Following Discovery Of Critical Ethereum Smart Contract Bug
Hong Kong-based OKEX, the third largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trade volume, suspended all ERC20 token deposits April 25 after the discovery of what developers say is a "New smart contract bug."
"I'd Put New Money Into Bitcoin, Not Bitcoin Cash", Says Tom Lee
Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee told mainstream media he would favor buying Bitcoin over Bitcoin Cash April 24 as markets cement a second week of straight gains.
Venture Capital Firm Sequoia Sues Binance Founder Over Funding Deal
Venture capital firm Sequoia is suing Zhao Changpeng, the CEO and founder of Binance, currently the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, for allegedly breaching an exclusivity agreement during negotiations for an investment deal which broke down last year, Bloomberg reported April 25.
Bitcoin Miners Arrested in 2 Chinese Cities for Alleged Power Theft
Allegations of electricity theft have led to the arrest of bitcoin miners in two Chinese cities, according to reports.
#MeToo Movement Turns to Ethereum to Evade Censorship
Inspired by the "#metoo" movement, students in China are coding messages onto the temper-proof ethereum blockchain to escape Chinese internet censorship.
China's Official Gov't Auditor Considers Blockchain To Streamline Data Infrastructure
The National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China is considering a Blockchain solution to address the problem of what it describes as the "Endless cycle of data storage and management" for its current infrastructure, according to an announcement published on its website Apr 24.
Sequoia Sues Crypto Exchange Binance After Investment Deal Collapses
The founder of one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges is being sued by a big-name venture capital firm for allegedly breaching an exclusivity agreement.
Exploring the Top 5 Technological Advantages of IOTA Over Blockchain
IOTA'ss key market driver is its native technological offering called Tangle, which unlike the blockchain, maps transactions onto an entire network as opposed to a single data-chain.
Salesforce Among 12 New Members to Join Blockchain Research Institute
Cloud computing company Salesforce is among twelve new members to the Blockchain Research Institute, the multi-million dollar global blockchain think tank announced on Tuesday.
Nano News Roundup: Version 12 Release Boosts Market Confidence, Up 24% Over Past Week
Nano blockchain's latest version 12 update looks set to quell investor concerns after a rocky development cycle and intermittent disruption across supporting exchanges.