The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Binance to Launch Korean Support Center Following Investment in Local Startup
Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has made its first direct investment in a South Korean startup.
Blockchain Will Be Most In-Demand Hard Skill in 2020: LinkedIn
Blockchain will be the most in-demand hard skill in 2020, according to a new study by the educational subsidiary of professional social network LinkedIn.
Mediterranean Olive Oil Producer Uses IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Fraud
CHO, one of the largest olive oil producers in the southern Mediterranean, announced on Jan. 14 that it is using IBM's blockchain technology to provide traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil.
Japanese Regulator Officially Proposes Cutting Crypto Margin Trading Leverage Cap
The Japanese Financial Services Agency - the country's financial regulator - proposed lowering the leverage rate limit of cryptocurrency margin trading from 4x to 2x. The FSA announced the proposed measure on Jan. 14 in a cabinet office ordinance - an official order that is issued along with a new law.
Bitcoin Options, Explained
While options can be used as purely speculative investments, the most successful asset managers use options as a way to effectively mitigate risk and maximize potential earnings.
Singapore Crypto Consultant Kidnapped for $1 Million Ransom
Singaporean Mark Cheng was recently kidnapped in Thailand and tortured for a $740,000 ransom in Bitcoin, the South China Morning Post and others report on Jan. 14.After transferring all his available funds of $46,000, he allegedly made a daring escape as his captors prepared to murder him.
Bitcoin Price Hits 2-Month High at $8.7K as 3 Bullish Factors Converge
Bitcoin surprised traders and analysts alike on Jan. 14 after BTC/USD broke out of its already bullish channel to strike at resistance levels near $8,600.
Bitcoin just cracked $8,500, and it means bulls are taking control
Over the past few hours, Bitcoin has exploded higher.
Kraken Futures to Expand Into Russia After New Hire
The London-based subsidiary currently offers bitcoin, ether, bitcoin cash, litecoin and XRP futures contracts and sees some $17 million in daily volume for the bitcoin futures alone.
Off-Blocks Launches US Government-Tested Digital Signature Service in Beta
Digital signature platform Off-Blocks is bringing its government-tested document verification tools to the public.
Resurgent Bitcoin Will Likely Shrug off Long-Term Bear Cross
Bitcoin is better bid at press time and could maintain its recent upward trajectory despite a long-term bearish indicator making its first appearance in 19 months.
CME Bitcoin Options Trade $2.3M in Debut, BTC Price Hits 2-Month High
Bitcoin futures options from CME Group saw volumes in excess of $2.3 million on the product's first day of public trading, the company has confirmed.
Indian Supreme Court Delays Hearing on Crypto Ban, Expects Slew of Comments
The Supreme Court of India has chosen to delay its full hearing of a high-profile case against the Reserve Bank of India's ban on banks' dealings with crypto-related businesses.
Payments Giant Visa Acquires Fintech Firm Plaid for $5.3 Billion
Payments behemoth Visa acquired financial technology firm Plaid for $5.3 billion, according to a press release published on Jan. 13.
Blockchain-Based IBM Sterling Adds Advanced Supply Chain Tracking Features
The IBM Sterling supply chain platform will now feature additional integrations developed by Salesforce, Publicis Sapient, IBM Services and others, a Jan. 13 press release reads.
Bitcoin blasts through key resistance as analysts eye potentially major upside
Bitcoin is currently in the process of breaking out of its recent consolidation phase, as BTC's bulls are pushing the crypto up towards its key resistance levels around the $8,300 region.
Bitcoin SV is going parabolic, but some people in the crypto community think it may be an "exit scam"
Controversial Bitcoin Cash hard fork - Bitcoin SV - has been caught within a massive uptrend over the past several days, which has allowed its price to go on a parabolic rally that is leading it up towards its all-time highs.
Bitcoin Price Breaks Above Key Resistance Levels as Bulls Target $8.6K
Bitcoin price has at last crossed above the $8,300 resistance, setting the digital asset up for a run at $8,500 and restoring bullish momentum to the current uptrend which has seen the price rise from $7,655 to $8,483 over the past week.
WisdomTree Mulls New Stablecoin as US Money Manager Drives Toward Crypto
The Massachusetts shilling, c. 1667 - 1682.WisdomTree, an asset manager specializing in exchange-traded funds, is vying to become one of the first established U.S. financial firms to offer clients digital assets, including a so-called stablecoin whose value is closely linked to the U.S. dollar.
Bitcoin Price Rallies 3.7% to Hit 2-Month High
The price of bitcoin has risen once again after a successful launch of CME's bitcoin options surpassed rival Bakkt on its BTC futures contracts in the first day of trade volume.
What's happening with crypto in China? 3 things investors should consider
It has been over two years since the People's Bank of China effectively banned crypto exchanges and trading.
Narrative Watch: The Hunt for Crypto's Killer App
Starting today, accredited investors will be able to partake of $13.5 million in tokenized bonds connected to the contract of Brooklyn Nets Point Guard Spencer Dinwiddie.
US Judge Gives Craig Wright Until Feb. 3 to Access 1.1M Bitcoin at Heart of Ongoing Lawsuit
Concluding a summer-long sanctions and contempt hearing, District Magistrate Bruce Reinhart found the nChain chief scientist in contempt of court for failing to produce a full list of his bitcoin holdings acquired before Dec. 31, 2013.Reinhart awarded Kleiman $650,000 in legal expenses, and deemed it a fact that the plaintiff retains a 50/50 ownership in Wright's assets and intellectual property, developed jointly with David Kleiman.
Telegram Will Release Bank Records to SEC in Ongoing Gram ICO Case
Telegram will release bank records that the United States Securities Exchange Commission believes will prove misconduct in the latter's $1.7 billion offering of Gram tokens.
From Meatspace to Cyberspace: Top Execs Moving From Traditional to Crypto Jobs in 2019
Despite the bearish market conditions of early 2019, many saw fit to join the blockchain movement and leave their familiar jobs behind.
Asset Manager WisdomTree Hopes to Launch a Stablecoin in the US
Asset manager WisdomTree intends to launch a regulated stablecoin in the United States, financial news outlet FNLondon reported on Jan. 13.Per the report, WisdomTree is looking to deploy a digital currency backed to a basket of assets such as gold, fiat currencies or government debt. Travala Now Accepts Tether's Controversial USDT
Crypto-friendly hotel booking giant Travala now accepts payment from a controversial cryptocurrency leader.
Crypto newsmakers and journalists need to get on the same page in 2020
Talented and knowledgeable as they may be, this task is impossible without the help of journalists.
The Bitcoin Lightning Network is growing, but with some scalability and security flaws
Bitcoin's Lightning Network is expanding at an exponential rate despite a number of scalability and security flaws in its protocol.
CME Takes Its Bitcoin Options Live, Competing With ICE's Bakkt
Chicago exchange CME Group has announced its highly anticipated bitcoin options are now open for trading.