The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

I Don't Have That Much Money, Says Sci-Fi Author
Popular speculative fiction author Neal Stephenson says suggestions he could be Satoshi Nakamoto are "Flattering" but unfounded.
Nouriel Roubini accuses BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes of 'systematic illegal activities' in latest op-ed
Following a heated debate at the Asia Blockchain Summit, Dr. Nouriel Roubini ramped up his campaign against BitMEX and its CEO, Arthur Hayes.
Bitcoin's allies in Congress, House Committee lauds cryptocurrency while denouncing Libra
As Marcus previously emphasized in front of the Senate, if the government does not act, then unregulated systems like Bitcoin, or the cryptocurrency China is exploring, could jeopardize the financial stability of the U.S. financial system.
Chinese court upholds legality of Bitcoin ownership, BTC protected by China's property laws
A court in Hangzhou, China, upheld Bitcoin's status as "Virtual property." The ruling reaffirms that Bitcoin is legal to own in China and indicates to holders that they will be protected by the country's legal system in disputes.
Altcoins Back on the Rise With Litecoin Leading the Charge
LTC is up 13 percent over a 24-hour period and is currently changing hands just above the $100 resistance at $100.72.
Bitcoin-Seeking Ransomware 'Ryuk' Virus Found and Studied in China
Tencent Yujian Threat Intelligence Center says that a Ryuk ransomware virus has been spotted in China.
Israeli Citizen Accused of Stealing Over $1.7 Million in Crypto
Eliyahu Gigi, a 31-year-old from Tel Aviv, has been charged with stealing over $1.7 billion in a variety of cryptocurrencies.
1 AM UTC Is the Most Volatile Hour for Bitcoin: Research
Researchers at crypto analytics firm LongHash have found 1 AM UTC to be the hour of greatest volatility for Bitcoin over the past two years.
WATCH: Former CFTC Advisor Sees 'Mistrust' as Libra's Fatal Flaw
Jeff Bandman, Lecturer in Global Affairs at Yale University, is a advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission where he spun up LabCFTC. In this chat with CoinDesk's Pete Rizzo, he talks about "Murder boards" and what it took for Facebook's David Marcus to face off the Federal Government.
Privacy Coin Zcash Will Soon Undergo Its First 'Friendly' Fork
First announced in April, the effort is spearheaded by long-time Zcash supporter Howard Loo.
Consumer Advocates Urge Libra Members to Quit Facebook's Crypto Project
A coalition of consumer advocacy groups has urged the 28 member companies of the Libra Association to quit the Facebook-led cryptocurrency project en masse.
WATCH: 'Mother of Blockchains' Defends Facebook's Choice of Controversial Swiss Foundation
Joshua Ashley Klayman Kuzar, founder and CEO, Klayman LLC and Inflection Point Blockchain Advisors, is one of the best known cryptocurrency lawyers.
Bitcoin ATM Firm LibertyX Expands Locations via New Partnership
LibertyX, the firm that launched America's first Bitcoin automated teller machine, will add 90 new machines to its network.
Waves to Use Vostok as Utility Tokens for New Enterprise Blockchain Solution
Waves CEO Alexander Ivanov has announced a new department for enterprise projects that will be fueled by Vostok tokens.
US Chamber of Digital Commerce Onboards Crypto Exchange ErisX
The United States Chamber of Digital Commerce has taken aboard cryptocurrency exchange ErisX. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 18, ErisX has become a member of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, an advocacy group that promotes the digital asset and blockchain industry.
New Jersey Accuses Blockchain Firm of Unregistered Securities Sale
The State of New Jersey alleges that a blockchain-based online rental marketplace sold over $400,000 of unregistered securities.
Steve Wozniak Co-Founds Blockchain-Based Energy Saving Firm in Malta
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of American tech giant Apple, has invested in a new blockchain-based company headquartered in Malta.
What Is the Bitcoin Reference Really About?
Over the last few years, United States President Donald Trump's tweetstorms have become a peculiar yet amusing feature of American public life.
Roubini: BitMEX in Violation of Securities Laws, Crypto a Metastasized Cancer
Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is "Overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse" in the crypto space.
Ethereum whale accumulates another 20,000 ETH in massive buy wall
Following a massive sell order of more than 15,000 ETH that triggered a noticeable Bitcoin slump, another Ethereum whale set a buy order for almost 20,000 ETH on Binance.
WATCH: A FinTech Lawyer Breaks Down Libra's Legality
Joel Telpner, Chair of Fintech and Blockchain Practice Group at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, isn't surprised that Facebook is getting a grilling on Capitol Hill.
Bitcoin Ransomware That Infiltrated 100 US Enterprises Spreads to China
A ransomware virus that has successfully infiltrated more than 100 government and private enterprises in the U.S. and internationally has been detected in China, according to a recent Tencent Security report.
US Congress on Libra Overview: Trust, Privacy and Genocide Accusations
When Brown asked Marcus, "Do you really think people should trust Facebook with their hard-earned money?" Marcus replied that Facebook "Will have no special privilege," the senator then interrupted, "Mr. Marcus, you know better than that." Brown then referred to Libra as a "Recipe for more corporate power over markets and over consumers."
Libra Is Like Sending a Friend Request to Terrorists, Politician Says
A United States Democratic congressman has claimed "Mark Zuckerberg is sending a friend request to oligarchs, drug dealers, human traffickers and terrorists" by launching Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency.
IDEO's Blockchain Accelerator Startup Studio Onboards Over 50 Mentors
Over 50 members, including officers from companies such as Ethereum Foundation, Blockchain Capital, and Messari, have joined blockchain accelerator Startup Studio backed by Fidelity.
US Treasury Secretary Says Cash Is Not Laundered As Much As Bitcoin Is
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the authority will be preventing Bitcoin from becoming an "Equivalent of Swiss-numbered bank accounts."
Tokenizing Commercial Real Estate and the Promise of Liquidity
The commercial real estate sector is squarely in the sights of the blockchain industry.
Major Coins in the Green, Bitcoin Hovers Over $10,000
Thursday, July 18 - following Bitcoin's price retaking $10,000 earlier today, top-20 cryptocurrencies have seen notable gains on the day, with only UNUS SED LEO casting a gloom on the prospects.
Binance Unknowingly Earns Staking Rewards of Stellar, Adds Support
Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has earned staking rewards on Stellar following a change of some parameters on cold and hot wallets.
Binance to distribute 9.5 million Stellar Lumens earned from staking, will add XLM staking support
Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, recently revealed that the platform had earned 9.5 million Stellar Lumens from staking the cryptocurrency.