The Latest News about Cryptocurrency

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

Mining Pool of China's Oldest Bitcoin Exchange BTCC to See 'Indefinite' Closure
BTCC Pool, the mining operation of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, will close "Indefinitely" at the end of this month, a statement from the firm confirmed Nov. 6.
15 Banks Join DTCC Post-Trade Blockchain as Project Enters Testing
The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has advanced its main blockchain project to a testing phase with 15 global banks, one of the last steps before taking the tech live.
Crypto Wallet Firm Blockchain to Airdrop $125 Million in Stellar
Crypto wallet provider Blockchain says it's about to stage what it's calling the "Largest crypto giveaway in history."
After 'Taking out' $6,800, Bitcoin Will Hit 'New Highs' In 2019, Says Galaxy Digital's Novogratz
Galaxy Digital CEO Michael Novogratz delivered a fresh bullish price prediction for Bitcoin Nov. 5.
US Elections Push Augur's Total Ether Bets Over $2 Million
U.S. elections drama may be dragging Augur out of the doldrums.
How to Profit on Uber and AirBnB With Crypto: Project Helps Investing in IT Companies
BaseCore, a US-based blockchain project, reveals a new security token concept which allows investing in private IT companies, like Uber, AirBnB and Grab, among others.
5,000 BTC Missing, and Other Details of the Winklevii vs. Shrem Case
On November 2, details of a crypto lawsuit featuring major industry players: Bitcoin Foundation founder Charlie Shrem on one side, and the Winklevoss twins on the other, were made public.
Thai Revenue Department to Track Tax Payments Using Blockchain
The Thai Revenue Department has revealed its plans to track tax payments using blockchain and maсhine learning, local news outlet Bangkok Post reported Nov. 5.
Crypto Mining Tech Firm Bitfury Closes $80 Million Funding Round
Cryptocurrency mining technology firm Bitfury Group has just closed an $80 million funding round led by venture capital firm Korelya Capital.
New Ripple Surge Sees Token Briefly Become Largest Altcoin By Market Cap, Again
Ripple overtook Ethereum to become the largest altcoin by market capitalization again today, Nov. 6, after gaining 18 percent in 24 hours.
Will Paraguay Invest Its Excess Power Into Bitcoin Mining?
All of that power resulted in a crypto mining industry, particularly Bitcoin and Ethereum, popping up "Almost overnight," according to the Guardian.
This Bitcoin Price Chart May Give Early Warning of Next Bull Reversal
That bitcoin has likely found a bottom around $6,000 is now generally accepted, so the challenge for investors and traders is to spot the early signs of a long-awaited bullish reversal.
China: Bitcoin Mining Behemoth Bitmain Releases New 7nm Antminer Hardware
Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain has officially released two new 7nm "Antminer" crypto mining machines, according to an official tweet posted Nov. 5.
'Off the Chain' Crypto Podcast Apparently Blocked on Apple iTunes
The "Off the Chain" cryptocurrency podcast produced by Anthony Pompliano, a crypto analyst and a partner at Morgan Creek Digital, seem to have been blocked on Apple's iTunes app.
Mining Giant Bitfury Raises $80 Million in Closed Funding Round as Mining Market 'Matures'
Bitcoin mining infrastructure provider Bitfury has raised $80 million in a closed funding round, the company revealed in a press release shared with Cointelegraph Nov. 6.
CBOE Analysts: Crypto Seas Are Calm With Record Low Bitcoin Futures Volatility
Bitcoin futures trading on the U.S. Chicago Board Options Exchange hit record low volatility levels in October, in stark contrast to the rocky global equity markets, MarketWatch reported Nov. 5.
Crypto Exchange BTCC Is Closing its Mining Pool Business Indefinitely
Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange BTCC is shutting down its mining pool business, BTCC Pool Limited, after four years in operation.
PwC Is Advising Another Stablecoin Project
The Hong Kong division of global accounting and consulting firm PwC is exploring the best practices for issuing stablecoins, as part of an initiative with the non-profit Loopring Foundation.
Report: Swiss Financial Watchdog Recommends Banks Set Crypto Risk Coverage at 800%
The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has advised banks and other financial institutions to estimate risk coverage for cryptocurrencies at 800 percent of current market value, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reports today, Nov. 5.Major local news portal Swissinfo reportedly saw a copy of a confidential letter from FINMA to the Swiss Association for Audit, Tax and Fiduciary, which explains the watchdog agency's stance on capital buffers for crypto assets.
Marshall Islands President Faces No Confidence Vote Due to National Crypto Plans
The President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine faces a vote of no confidence due to her administration's plans to introduce a national digital currency, Radio New Zealand News reported Nov. 5.The Marshallese parliament initially endorsed the creation of the national digital currency, which would be called the Sovereign, in February of this year.
Deloitte Partners With Startup for Gov't-Level Blockchain Identity Management
"Big Four" accounting firm Deloitte has partnered with identity management company Attest Inc. to develop a blockchain-based digital identity system, according to a press release published Nov. 5.Chicago-based Attest is an identity management company that offers a shared identity platform enabling its clients to conduct transactions, wherein its governmental customers can provide identity services to citizens.
XRP Nears 50 Cents as Price Rises to One-Month Highs
The price of XRP, the world's third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, jumped 6 percent on Monday, to reach its highest total in 30 days, according to CoinDesk data.
Fake Elon Musk Accounts on Twitter Promote Bitcoin Scams, One Collects $170K
Several verified Twitter accounts have been hacked to impersonate Elon Musk today, Nov. 5, with one reportedly collecting almost $170,000.
Survey: Younger Germans More Inclined to Invest in Cryptocurrencies
More than a quarter of younger Germans is ready to buy cryptocurrencies, according to a recent poll by the German Consumer Centers of Hesse and Saxony published Monday, Nov. 5.Consumer Centers are non-profit, government-backed agencies organized at state level unions.
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, November 5
If the bulls sustain above the 50-day SMA, a rally to the top of the range at $249.93 is probable.
Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Aims to Get 1,250 Times Faster with Tech Upgrade
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp is getting a new matching engine developed by Cinnober, a global provider of exchange and clearing technology whose clients are mostly traditional stock and commodity markets.
The Mysterious East: Decrypting Japanese Crypto Traders
Japan is one of the key countries in the crypto financial world, where the headquarter of is situated, the crypto exchange Mt. Gox was established, the Bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto name comes from, and cryptocurrencies in general are legalized.
Musk Impostors Hack Lawmaker, Publisher Accounts in New Crypto Scams
A number of verified Twitter accounts were compromised Monday - including those owned by a U.S. lawmaker, a film company, and a book publisher - all to impersonate SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk.
Japan: Cybersecurity Experts Claim to Have Made Progress in Tracking Zaif Exchange Hackers
Cybersecurity experts say they have found potentially incriminating evidence against the hackers of Japanese crypto exchange Zaif, according to an official statement today, Nov. 5.
After 'Negligible' Mining-Related Sales, AMD Launches 8 New 'Blockchain Compute Solutions'
AMD, a California-based semiconductor manufacturer, has evidently partnered with seven major tech companies to produce eight new cryptocurrency mining rigs, according to AMD's official website as of today, Nov. 5.