Monthly Archives: February 2019

Few Markets Retain Top Market Cap Ranking After Bull Cycle

Many cryptocurrencies rose and fell during the 2017 bull market and subsequent year of bearish retracement. While the top four crypto assets by market cap have remained the same over the last two years, more than half of the leading markets as of Feb. 19, 2017 have since fallen from the top 15. Also Read: Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher Lows 2017’s Top 4 Markets Retain Their Ranking Today Despite the extreme volatility of the cryptocurrency markets over the last two years, the top four ranked […]

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Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Possible Higher-Lows

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only cryptocurrency in the top 25 by market cap to post a double-digit gain for the day. Also Read: Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs BCH and BTC Hold Above 2018 Lows After six weeks of sideways consolidation, many leading cryptocurrencies are testing […]

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In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment Report

In this edition of The Daily we cover the beta launch of a new platform from Shapeshift, an acquisition by one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada – Coinsquare – and the latest Grayscale digital asset investment report. Also Read: Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments Shapeshift Unveils Beta Noncustodial crypto changing service Shapeshift is opening signups for a beta trial of its new combined user interface which incorporates a number of services. CEO Erik Voorhees tweeted: “The new ShapeShift is at beta.shapeshift.com. We […]

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Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Commissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations CFTC Regulating Bitcoin Futures At a Bipartisan Policy Center event entitled “The Year Ahead for Capital Markets” last week, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce and CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz […]

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Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project Shift Financial’s Crypto-to-Debit Services to End This Spring Shift Card customers have received an email that explains the company has plans to […]

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More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

Over the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. Also Read: Orca Pool Mining Operation Aims to Defend Altcoins and Forks From Attacks The Veriblock Chain Is Paying for a Lot of BTC Block Space Most people are unaware that about a quarter of the BTC chain’s daily transactions are […]

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Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Also Read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay Atrium Fintech and Blockchain Now Accepts Bitcoin Atrium, a legal services provider focused on high-growth startups, recently announced the acceptance of BCH and BTC payments […]

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How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

How do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter and more systematic approach. Also read: These Exchanges Allow You to Trade Cryptocurrencies Without Knowing You Conceal Your Coins and Keep Your Privacy If you’ve got cryptocurrency associated with your name or […]

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In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and investors. Also read: Cryptocurrency Payments, Nvidia Losses, Suspended CFD Liberstad Issues Own Token Called City Coin Liberstad, Norway’s self-proclaimed private city, has adopted its own ‘city coin’ as the official currency and […]

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Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

After failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval SEC’s Motion Finally Granted The SEC announced on Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has reconsidered its prior […]

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