The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Cory Johnson Out As Ripple's Chief Market Strategist
Cory Johnson is out at distributed ledger startup Ripple as its chief market strategist, CoinDesk has learned.
Decred Founder Proposes Building DEX as Alternative to Binance [Interview]
Decred founder Jacob Yocom-Piatt recently proposed a decentralized exchange to the Politeia community.
Crypto Bear Market Affecting Venture Capital Valuations
Venture capital valuations have been deeply affected by the cryptocurrency bear market, says Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures, in an interview with Fortunes' Balancing the Ledger on Feb. 11.Founded in 2014 in New York, Future Perfect Ventures is a venture capital firm, focusing on early stage investments primarily in technology companies, including blockchain, machine learning, and data analytics.
Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin's Lightning Is Coming to Cash App
A bitcoin scaling solution called the lightning network may soon come to Square's Cash App for mobile payments.
Bitfury's New Partnership to Build Blockchain-Based Medical Imaging Platform
Blockchain tech company Bitfury is partnering with radiology blockchain marketplace Medical Diagnostic Web to create a blockchain-based medical imaging ecosystem.
Venezuela Imposes Fees and Limits on Local Crypto Remittances
The Venezuelan government has introduced regulations for crypto remittances within the country, according to a decree published on Feb. 7 in the country's official media outlet, Gaceta Oficial.
New Proposed ETF Would Encompass Bitcoin Futures Alongside Sovereign Debt Instruments
Reality Shares ETF Trust - a unit of crypto-focused fintech firm Blockforce Capital - has filed a proposal for an exchange-traded-fund that would invest in a portfolio which includes both sovereign debt instruments and Bitcoin futures.
Ripple Offered Multimillion-Dollar XRP Bonuses to Lure Top Tech Talent
Silicon Valley fintech startup Ripple goes out of its way to say it didn't create the cryptocurrency XRP. But that doesn't mean the company doesn't rely on its vast reserves of the token when courting prospective hires.
Jack Dorsey Says Cash App Support for Lightning Network a Question of 'When, Not If'
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey - also the founder and CEO of United States-based Bitcoin-supporting payments service Square - said that rolling out the Lightning Network on Square's Cash App is a question of "When, not if." Dorsey made his remarks during an interview alongside Elizabeth Stark, co-founder of Lightning Labs, on the Stephen Livera podcast Feb. 11.
Moscow Gov't to Launch Blockchain-Enabled IT Innovation Cluster by Summer 2019
The Moscow municipal government is planning to launch a blockchain-based city innovation cluster by summer 2019, Russian news agency TASS reports on Feb. 11.
MEP Kaili: Banks Can't Stop Us From Using Blockchain
A Greek member of the parliament of the European Union, Eva Kaili, declared that central banks have too much control over people's deposits, according to a post published on Ripple's blog on Feb. 8.
Binance's BNB Token Hits All-Time High in Bitcoin Value
Binance Coin, the token issued by the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume Binance, has extended its recent gains to set a new all-time high in bitcoin-denominated value.
UAE Exchange and Payment Platform Unimoni Join Ripple's Payments Network
Finablr, a global payment platform and foreign exchange operator based in the United Arab Emirates, has joined Ripple's RippleNet blockchain network, a press release reveals on Feb. 11.
Bitcoin Holds Near $3,650 While the Stock Market Sees Minor Uptrend
At press time, Bitcoin is up less than half a percent on the day, trading at around $3,648, according to CoinMarketCap.
New Proposed ETF Would Mix Bitcoin Futures With Sovereign Debt
A new proposed exchange-traded fund would invest in bitcoin futures - though only as part of a larger set of investments.
Major Crypto Exchanges Launch OTC Desks Despite the Crypto Winter
Institutional investment is increasingly being seen as the future of crypto trading, with both Binance and Bittrex launching their own dedicated over-the-counter desks in January.
ALS Association Partners With TRON to Use Blockchain to Track Donations
The ALS Association has partnered with the TRON Foundation to launch a blockchain-enabled charity campaign, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb. 11.
IBM Partnership Uses Blockchain, IoT to Combat Drought in California
A collaborative IBM project using blockchain and the Internet of Things to tackle drought is underway in the United States state of California, according to a press release published Feb. 8.
Two Remittance Firms Go Live With Ripple-Based Payments to Thailand
Remittance firms UAE Exchange and Unimoni have gone live with blockchain-based payments using Ripple technology.
Fake MetaMask App on Google Play Store Hosted Crypto Malware
A form of malware that replaces victims' cryptocurrency wallet addresses has been discovered for the first time in an app on Google Play Store.
Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto Given Lack of Local Regulations
Spain's central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies.
Major Philippines Bank Union Bank Launches Two-Way Crypto ATM: Report
Major Philippines bank Union Bank is launching the country's first two-way cryptocurrency ATM, local media outlet Philstar reported Feb. 6.
IBM Blockchain Assists Groundwater Pilot in Drought-Prone California
IBM and two other organizations will marry blockchain and IoT to help manage groundwater usage in an "At-risk" Californian aquifer.
New Platform Enables Trades Across 200 Tools and Runs Educational Crypto Show
A cross-market platform called LH-Crypto says its service gives traders the opportunity to transact across a plethora of cryptocurrencies and 200 other financial instruments - including forex on fiat currencies, precious metals, shares and commodities.
FDA Commissioner Suggests Using Blockchain for New Supply Chain Open Pilot
The Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration has suggested the use of blockchain for an open pilot scheme for the pharmaceuticals industry.
US SEC Highlights Dedicated ICO Guide Amid Ongoing Regulatory Debate
A dedicated section of the regulator's website now lists five aspects of ICOs the SEC considers essential, as well as a separate section for investors and market professionals.
Bitcoin Eyes $3.8K After High-Volume Price Breakout
View Bitcoin gained 7.8 percent on Friday, confirming a falling wedge breakout on the daily chart.
SEC Commissioner Peirce Confirms Guidance on Crypto Tokens Is Coming
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plans to clarify when securities laws might apply to crypto token sales, an official said Friday.
Fake MetaMask Crypto Malware Pulled From Google Play After Tip-Off
Decentralized app MetaMask is facing fresh problems from cryptocurrency scammers after malware impersonating the tool appeared on Google Play, cybersecurity company Eset reported Feb. 8.
NYSE Parent ICE Anticipates Over $20 Million Spend on Bakkt This Year
Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, estimates it will spend more than $20 million this year in building Bakkt, its bitcoin futures trading and custody platform.