The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

IMF's Lagarde Counters Crypto Warnings With New Praise Of 'Potential Benefits'
The head of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde was buoyant about cryptocurrency in a blog post in support of the technology, published Monday, April 16.
Ripple Urges UK Regulators to Establish a Consistent Cryptocurrency Framework
In another push to uniformly manage the UK alt-coin market, executives over at Ripple, the world's third largest digital currency, have requested British regulators to put an end to the financial unpredictability that engulfs their cryptocurrency sector.
Lightning + NFC? The New Plan to Bring Bitcoin to Retail
Imagine a way to expand bitcoin payments to millions per second.
Japanese Official: No Plans For Central Bank Cryptocurrency
Bank of Japan, the country's central banking authority, currently has no plans to issue a central bank digital currency, citing financial stability concerns.
Economists Explore Bitcoin's 'Equilibrium Price' in New Paper
Two economists have developed a model for pricing bitcoin and other assets in decentralized financial networks.
A Digital Asset Layer Protocol
Described as an "Interpretational protocol for multiple assets," Bytom intends to bridge the physical world and the blockchain, creating a digital asset layer protocol that establishes the infrastructure of the "Asset internet."
Germany's Second Largest Stock Exchange Building Crypto Trading App
Institutional acceptance of cryptocurrency is gaining steam as Germany's second largest stock exchange announces development of a crypto trading platform.
What ICO Issuers and Investors Need to Know About Taxes
Much attention has been paid to regulatory issues in connection with token issuances, including the potential treatment of tokens as securities subject to regulation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, treatment of tokens as commodities subject to regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and treatment of issuers as money services businesses subject to regulation by the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
Why the IRS Should Treat Crypto as a New Asset Class
While some nations banned cryptocurrency marketplaces and services, the United States moved towards more stringent IRS enforcement by establishing a dedicated cryptocurrency team and forcing major exchanges like Coinbase to turn over user information on trades.
Coinbase To Boost Toshi Dapp By Taking Features From Recently Acquired Cipher Browser
Coinbase has recently acquired Cipher Browser, a wallet based on Ethereum Blockchain, and decentralized app developer, to improve its own similar project Toshi Ethereum network browser, according to a Coinbase tweet on Friday, April 13.
Ripple Calls On UK Regulators To End "Wild West" Of Cryptocurrencies
The world's third largest cryptocurrency Ripple, has called on UK regulators to follow the lead of Japan and end the "Wild West" days of cryptocurrency markets by implementing new rules, The Telegraph reported April 15.
Marsh Insurance Firm Partners With IBM To Apply Blockchain For Proof Of Insurance
Marsh, a global insurance brokerage and risk management firm, announced the first commercial Blockchain solution for proof of insurance, Business Wire reported April 16.
Crypto Price Watch: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple Experience Minor Drawbacks
After breaking the $8,000 barrier last Friday, Bitcoin impressed users and enthusiasts by spiking to $8,400 over the weekend.
Coinsecure May Refund in Rupees, Not Bitcoin After $3.4 Million Heist
Crypto exchange Coinsecure will pay back users following a $3.4 million theft last week - but there's a catch.
Insurance Broker Marsh Working With IBM on Blockchain Platform
International insurance broker Marsh is working with companies like IBM to develop a blockchain-based insurance verification platform.
Barclays Is Talking to Clients About Opening a Crypto Trading Desk
Barclays, the second-largest bank in the U.K. by assets, is weighing the launch of a cryptocurrency trading desk.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, NEO, EOS: Price Analysis, April 16
The resistance of the range is still not final because if the bulls break above the 50-day SMA, the next move will carry the BTC/USD pair to $9,400 levels.
Crypto Investor Reportedly Hacked For $2 Mln On Live Stream, Internet Calls Foul
Ian Balina, a cryptocurrency investor and advisor, was reportedly hacked for more than $2 mln in crypto while doing a live stream on his YouTube channel Sunday, April 15, that he advertised as "Hacking the System."
Coinbase Acquires Earn.com And Hires CEO As Chief Technology Officer
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired Earn.com, a paid messaging service enabled by Blockchain technology, and appointed the company's CEO, Balaji Srinivasan, as its first Chief Technology Officer, TechCrunch reported April 16.
Bloomberg: Barclays Asking Clients About Crypto Trading
International investment bank Barclays has been reviewing the possibility of opening a cryptocurrencies trading desk, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg April 16.
Samsung Eyes Blockchain for Supply Solution
After joining a number of market leaders using blockchain, Korean giant Samsung is once again eyeing up the emerging technology - this time for supply chain solutions.
Why Ripple's XRP Outperformed the Other Top Cryptos This Week
Ripple's XRP token has gone from the worst performing top-5 cryptocurrency to the best performer in just one week.
What If You Can't Pay Taxes on Your Crypto Gains?
Your attempt to get clarity around crypto tax brainteasers can result in some surprising and unexpected tax liabilities at this time of year.
Coinbase Just Bought One of Bitcoin's Best-Funded Firms
Cryptocurrency startup Coinbase has announced the acquisition of Earn.com, one of the industry's best-funded startups.
CFTC Chairman: I Am Not a Cryptocurrency Evangelist
The head of the U.S. commodities regulator had a clear message during a speech on Friday: he is not an evangelist for cryptocurrencies.
Decentralized Exchange Startup 0x Raises $775K in SAFT Sale
Decentralized exchange protocol developer 0x raised $775,000 in just a few days through a Simple Agreement for Future Tokens sale, new filings show.
Startup To Help Traditional Businesses Effectively Embrace Blockchain Technologies
The company says its technology will deliver plug-and-play ease, helping businesses quickly and cost-effectively embrace Blockchain ledger technology, and benefit from enhanced transparency and other features.
You Can Now Run a Litecoin Lightning Network Node On Your Mac
Mac users who have been waiting to run a Lightning Node can finally rest easy - the tutorial on how to install a Litecoin mainnet Lightning Network node on Mac has been officially released.
Malta Proposes Test to Define When ICOs Are Securities
The EU nation of Malta is moving closer to introducing a test that would clearly define when assets derived from initial coin offerings are securities.
Vitalik's Serious Joke: The Case for Ending Ethereum Inflation
He believes limiting the market supply to exactly that figure, twice the number of ether sold in the platform's 2014 ethereum fundraising, could help long term.
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