The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.

OpenSea: From Formula 1 Cars to Crypto Forgeries
Cointelegraph was on the ground at Non-Fungible Token New York City Event to observe the latest and greatest in NFT. Of the many projects and companies in attendance, we caught up with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah to learn what his company is all about.
Chainalysis to Monitor AML Compliance for Crypto Exchange CoinField
Amid a tightening regulatory scene in crypto, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has joined up with digital asset exchange CoinField.
Ripple's Xpring aims to interconnect the XRP Ledger and the Ethereum network
XRP and Ethereum, two of the largest cryptocurrencies in the industry by market capitalization, could soon be interconnected and interoperable.
The Internet Is a Right, Not a Luxury: 30 Percent of Americans Still Don't Have it
An ex-senior staffer at the Federal Communications Commission, has her doubts about a lot of things that may look like progress, including 5G and the potential repeal of Section 230, which exempts internet companies from responsibility for content they publish.
Wikipedia Co-Founder Says Crypto Integration Would Be 'Completely Insane'
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said incentivizing content on the platform would "Seriously harm" its ecosystem.
CFTC Joins the Telegram Vs. SEC Case, Shedding Light on Likely Verdict
The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission has recently weighed in on the Security and Exchange Commission's ongoing legal battle with Telegram by filing a letter that contained its views on the case.
Irish Drug Dealer Tells Police That Keys to $56M in Confiscated BTC Are Lost
Dubliner Clifton Collins, who was recently imprisoned for drug trafficking, claims that robbers took the keys to the $56 million in Bitcoin Irish High Court had ruled should be confiscated.
Canadian E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association
E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook's stablecoin project Libra.
Ravencoin Community Clash Over Mining Algorithm Continues
The Ravencoin community continues to argue over what mining algorithm the project should adopt in the future to best deter ASICs, despite Ravencoin conducting a hard fork intended to bolster ASIC-resistance just five months ago.
Fidelity International Invests in Hong Kong Crypto Company BC Group
Fidelity International has acquired a stake in BC Group, the operator of OSL, one of Asia's largest digital asset platforms for institutions.
Price Analysis Feb 21: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao believes that the upcoming Bitcoin halving has not been priced in to the digital asset's current price action.
Vitalik Buterin Reveals Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap to Cointelegraph
Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed plans for Ethereum 2.0 during an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph on Feb.19 at the Stanford Blockchain Conference.
As TradeSatoshi shuts down, Binance CEO admits running an exchange is hard
With hundreds of cryptocurrency exchanges to choose from, you'd be forgiven for not having heard of TradeSatoshi.
Fidelity International Invests $14M in Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Operator
Fidelity International, a spin-off from the U.S. financial services giant Fidelity Investments, has invested $14 million in the Hong Kong-based operator of crypto exchange OSL.According to public disclosures on Friday, Fidelity International bought 17 million shares of OSL owner BC Group at a price of HK$6.50 per share, which brings it a 5.6 percent stake in the firm.
Binance Is Not Under Our Jurisdiction, Says Malta Regulator
Binance is neither licensed to operate, nor is it regulated in Malta, the country's chief financial watchdog has said.
The Domain Startups Building an Uncensorable Internet on Top of Ethereum
Ethereum developers are leveraging blockchain's censorship-resistant nature to launch the next iteration of the internet, Web 3.0.Last weekend at ETHDenver - one of the conference circuit's top gatherings of ethereum coders - decentralized internet alternatives were on display, including Ethereum Name Service, Unstoppable Domains and UniLogin.
JPEG on the Blockchain: Image Format Creator Believes Tech Can Fight Copyright Theft
The Joint Photographic Experts Group said blockchain has "Great potential" as the basis of a system that would use a combination of encryption, hash signatures and watermarking in an image's metadata to protect copyright, Digital Trends reported Thursday.
Binance and Others Are Rushing to Provide Stablecoins to Nigerian Crypto Users
The Nigerian cryptocurrency market may be on the verge of a local bull run, thanks to newly popularized avenues to the global market.
e-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association
Digital commerce platform Shopify has joined the Libra Association.
'Bullish' Comments on Reddit a Potential Bitcoin Signal
In the never-ending search for signals to give traders an edge, could bullish comments on Reddit serve as a momentum indicator for bitcoin? That's what a recent graphic by startup ChartStar suggests.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Restore Net Neutrality and Expand Internet to All
One side represents the business class, or the dominant internet service providers that want less regulation, freer markets, and the ability to determine how to run and where to build their networks.
OSCE Sponsors Cryptocurrency Course for Central Asia Law Enforcement
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe conducted a training course on combating darkweb-facilitated crime.
Cyprus SEC Embraces Blockchain Despite Unregulated Status of Crypto
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission recently published a report discussing the ongoing activities of its Innovation Hub - a cooperative entity that was launched in October 2018 as a platform for engagement between CySEC and entities operating in the fintech and regtech sectors.
Riot's Stock Dips 5% as It Focuses on Bitcoin Mining Ahead of Halving
Riot Blockchain, a Nasdaq-listed crypto firm in the United States, plans to sell its exchange to focus on Bitcoin mining ahead of the halving.
Belgian Regulator Adds New Crypto-Related Businesses to Its Blacklist
Belgium's Financial Services and Markets Authority has updated its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraudulent activity.
Binance Is Not Authorized to Operate in Malta, Financial Regulator Says
The Malta Financial Services Authority claims that it has never approved major cryptocurrency exchange Binance to operate in the country.
Bitcoin's Lightning Network Found More Centralized Than Expected by Researchers
The Lightning Network's configuration is becoming increasingly centralized, with multiple hubs being formed.
These four signs suggest retail investors want Bitcoin and crypto
It isn't a secret that capital inflows from retail investors are what drove Bitcoin's previous bull runs; if you were around for the 2016-2018 cycle, you likely remember the mania on mainstream media regarding cryptocurrency, the conversations with your friends and family about the blockchain flavor of the week, and so on and so forth.
Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining
Nasdaq-listed Riot Blockchain plans to sell its cryptocurrency exchange RiotX while doubling down on its bitcoin mining businesses.
Insolvent Exchange FCoin Had Bitcoin Outflow Problems Just Two Months After Launch: Report
Cryptocurrency exchange FCoin, which revealed its insolvency this week, may have already been leaking bitcoin as early as July 2018 - just two months after its debut.
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