The Latest News about Cryptocurrency
Find the latest, and the most interesting, cryptocurrency news collected from around the net.
XMR Identity Crisis: Monero Undergoes Five-Way Split
Monero, the world's largest privacy coin by market cap, underwent an emergency hard-fork as an active measure against miner centralization.
Trapped Below $7K: Is Bitcoin Prepping for a Big Breakout?
Bitcoin has spent a better part of the last 24 hours trading a tight range around $6,800.
22 Countries Sign Declaration For European Blockchain Partnership
The European Commission's Digital Day 2018 has led to the signing of a Declaration to create a European Blockchain Partnership made of up 22 countries, according to an April 10 European Commission press release.
Bank of England Eyes Private Blockchain Oversight
The Bank of England, the U.K.'s central banking authority, is developing a proof-of-concept examining how to maintain privacy over a distributed ledger-based network while still allowing a regulatory overview of the data.
Filecoin Creators Launch $5 Million Crypto Grant Program
Blockchain developer Protocol Labs has launched a multi-million dollar research grant program.
Alibaba's Taobao Bars Crypto and ICOs in Policy Update
Taobao, the internet shopping site owned by e-commerce giant Alibaba, has updated its list of prohibited goods and services to include cryptocurrency-related products.
Are ICOs Rewriting Traditional Marketing Rules?
Digital marketing has evolved tremendously over the past few years.
Bitcoin Dust: What It Is and Why You Should Get Rid of It
Bitcoin isn't without its irritating kinks, and tiny bitcoin pieces called "Dust" are among the lesser-known.
Ledger Wallet Users Reportedly Unable To Access Bitcoin Cash Funds
According to comments from users on the /r/ledgerwallet subreddit, Ledger Wallet has been experiencing performance issues with Bitcoin Cash over the past two days.
The History of Overstock, E-commerce Bitcoin Pioneer Facing Unclear Future
Robert Hughes, Senior Vice President of Finance and Risk Management at Overstock resigned from his position to join a Blockchain venture that also involves Byrne.
Bank of America: Bitcoin Bubble Is Already Popping
A team of Bank of America Merrill Lynch researchers is arguing that bitcoin is one of the "Greatest asset price bubbles in history."
China And Blockchain: Most Patents And More Governmental Funds
China already has the largest number of Blockchain patents in the world, beating global economies such as the US and Japan.
Bittrex Exchange Announces It's Finally Re-Opening New User Signups
Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange, Bittrex, announced via an official press release that they are now accepting new user registrations as well as launching a remodeled version of their existing trading platform.
tZERO Unveils New Security Token Trading Software Prototype
tZERO, a subsidiary of Overstock, appears to be ready to contribute to the maturation of the crypto market and has recently released a prototype of its planned security token trading software.
UK National Cyber Security Centre Includes Cryptojacking In Report On Cyber Threats
On April 10, the UK National Cyber Security Centre released a report analyzing how nefarious cyber activity influenced the business environment in Great Britain over the past year.
Blockchain Trading Network Promises Low Fees And Instant Trades On Financial Assets
An established and regulated broker is launching a Blockchain-based trading network which allows users to trade any financial asset around the world.
How Blockchain Is Impacting Social Media
For years, social media giants like Facebook and YouTube were the darlings of the tech scene.
Spanish Authorities Arrest 11 In Crypto Money Laundering Ring
Operation Tulipan Blanca, coordinated by Europol and conducted by the Spanish Guardia Civil, has resulted in the arrest of 11 individuals for laundering more than EUR 8 mln via cryptocurrencies, according to a Europol press release April 9.According to Europol, the investigation was centered around a crime ring which launders money from narcotics sales using credit cards and cryptocurrencies.
Bitfinex Denies Money Laundering Claims After 'Internal Investigation'
Bitfinex is pushing back against allegations it is involved in a money laundering case in Poland.
US DOJ Accuses Listings Site Backpage Of Laundering Millions In Crypto
Listings website Backpage.com was seized on Friday by the US Department of Justice in part on charges that it laundered half a billion dollars in illegal revenue, some via cryptocurrencies, a DOJ press release announced Monday, April 9.The 93-count federal indictment, obtained through joint action by the FBI, IRS and others, alleges that Backpage earned "Over $500 mln in prostitution-related revenue since its inception." IRS Criminal Investigation Chief John D. Fort dubbed the defendants "Masterminds," who committed "Egregious financial crimes such as money laundering  at the expense of women and children," using "Virtual currencies and the anonymity of the Internet" to cover their tracks.
Bear Market 'Largely Over,' Crypto Fund Manager Claims
Timothy Enneking, managing director of Crypto Asset Managment, LP, said Monday that the winter in cryptocurrency markets is "Largely over."
Ledger Wallet Users Can't Access Their Bitcoin Cash
Ledger wallet users have been unable to access their bitcoin cash since Monday, and some users believe the hardware manufacturer is dragging its feet.
Using Blockchain to Bring Transparency to the Modern Electoral System
Blockchain Technologies Corp is the brainchild of Nick Spanos, and responsible for several innovative platforms including D.A.V.E Bitcoin ATM, Blockchain Apparatus: Custom Development Blockchain Platform and VoteWatcher.
UK Cyber Security Division Issues Warning on PC 'Cryptojacking'
Cryptojacking - the act of hijacking a user's computer to mine cryptocurrencies - is likely to "Become a regular source of income for website owners," a British government agency warned Tuesday.
European Commission Urges EU To Play 'Leading Role' In Blockchain Dev
European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip has recently called on Europe to become a world leader in digital innovation by embracing Blockchain technology, along with Artificial Intelligence, in a speech at EC's Digital Day 2018 in Brussels Tuesday, April 10.Quoting a British international technology investment firm Atomico, Ansip argued that Europe is "Home to the world's leading AI research community," while according to the European technology sector, Europe is "Best positioned to play a leading role" in Blockchain as well.
India: Police Officers Beat, Exhorted 200 BTC From Businessman, Local Sources Say
The Criminal Investigation Department in Gujarat, India is investigating the alleged kidnapping and extortion of 200 Bitcoins from a businessman by police, local news outlet India Today reported Monday, April 9.The CID has filed an FIR against 10 police officers, including a superintendent of police and an inspector, for the alleged crime.
Herd Immunity Against Bitcoin? Analysts Claim Bitcoin 'Virus' Has Peaked
"As more of the population become asset holders, the share of the population available to become new buyers - the potential 'host' population - falls, while the share of the population that are potential sellers increases. Eventually, this leads to a plateauing of prices, and progressively, as random shocks to the larger supply population push up the ratio of sellers to buyers, prices begin to fall. That induces speculative selling pressure as price declines are projected forward exponentially."
Crypto Exchange Bittrex Is Taking New Customers Again
Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is now accepting new user registrations.
Winklevoss Twins' Crypto Exchange Gemini To Begin Block Trading With BTC, ETH
The Winklevoss twins' crypto exchange Gemini will begin offer cryptocurrency block trading outside of their regular order books starting April 12 at 9:30 a.m. EST, according to Gemini's April 9 press release.
Europol Nabs 11 in Crypto Drug Money Laundering Case
Europol has shut down a drug trafficking ring that used cryptocurrencies and credit cards to launder more than €8 million through a Finnish crypto exchange.