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Bitcoin History Part 16: The First Mt. Gox Hack

No one remembers the first Mt. Gox hack. It was a small sum, even by 2011’s standards, and the exchange reimbursed all users. The incident was to prove significant, however, for it set in motion a string of attacks on...

Send Token Payouts With Ease Using Bitcoin.com’s SLP Dividend Calculator

On August 23, Bitcoin.com released a new application called the SLP Dividend Calculator. The new platform allows users to build a transaction to make dividend payments to any Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token holder. Also read: How to Create Non-Fungible...

Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany

Negative interest rates, a common occurrence in Europe these days, are unpleasant for both banks and clients. And financial institutions have been increasingly transferring the bulk of the burden on to their customers. Some political factions in Germany, however, aren’t...

The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America’s Opiate Crisis

The opioid epidemic is the new devil Bitcoin is being blamed for inflaming, to be added to the already long list of heinous crimes crypto is supposedly responsible for, like terrorism, money laundering, and trafficking. While it’s painfully clear that...

Crypto Custodian BitGo Announces EOS Support

Cryptocurrency trust and security company BitGo has launched a multisignature wallet and custody service. Cryptocurrency trust and security company BitGo has announced the launch of a multisignature wallet and custody service for EOS. According to the news release published on...

Huobi Processed 50% of All PlusToken Withdrawals This Month: Report

To date, Chinese exchange Huobi has processed the highest number of withdrawals from the alleged crypto Ponzi scheme PlusToken’s recent multibillion-dollar moves. Chinese crypto exchange Huobi has seen the highest number of withdrawals from the alleged crypto Ponzi scheme PlusToken...

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Week in Review

From CT auf Deutsch: a highly active BaFin and a bankruptcy filing from an Austrian crypto ATM start-up lead the week’s news from the German-speaking world. The German-speaking world was highly active as far as crypto was concerned this past...

Chainalysis Rolls Out Real-Time Threat Detector for 15 Major Cryptos

Chainalysis, a blockchain analytics firm, announces the launch of a real-time compliance alerts solution that supports 15 cryptocurrencies. Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has launched alerts for suspicious transactions across 15 major cryptocurrencies. In a post published on the firm’s blog...

Bitcoin Price Fights to Hold $10K Support While Altcoins See Drops

Crypto markets continued to see red on Saturday, with Bitcoin’s price hovering around the $10,000 threshold. Saturday, Aug. 24 — Crypto markets continued to see red as Bitcoin (BTC) dipped below the $10,000 price mark several times within 12 hours....

US FTC Settles With Alleged Crypto Pyramid Scheme for $500,000

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled charges it filed in 2018 against a crypto pyramid scheme involving four individuals, with the defendants paying $500,000. The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has settled charges it filed in 2018 against...

Crypto Custody: Adoption Shortcut or Blockchain Purists’ Nightmare?

With Coinbase becoming the world’s largest institutional custodian of digital assets, the crypto community is left to wonder what it means for the industry… The major digital asset services platform Coinbase has recently announced the long-anticipated completion of a deal that...

Ethereum Is in a Bear Market, But One Analyst Explains Why He’s Long

Ethereum is still in a bear market even as Bitcoin continues to post amazing gains. When will the tables turn for the largest altcoin by market cap? Nowadays, it seems everyone is bearish on Ethereum and its Ether token (ETH)...

US Man Pleads Guilty to Running $25 Million Bitcoin Laundering Scheme

A man apprehended for selling two pounds of meth to an undercover agent pleaded guilty to running a $25 million money laundering scheme using Bitcoin. A Los Angeles man has pleaded guilty to running a $25 million Bitcoin (BTC) money...

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Week in Review

A summary of this week’s top news from Spain and Latin America, as covered by our Spanish language version, Cointelegraph en Español. This week was an important one for crypto adoption in the Spanish-speaking world, with reports of a government...

Poloniex Pledges to Reimburse Flash Crash Losses, Victims Displeased

Poloniex is making moves to cover its losses from the CLAM flash crash, but questions remain about the accountability of margin borrowers… When a financial system like the crypto market lacks liquidity, a crash becomes inevitable. This was the case...

Ex-Morgan Stanley Exec Joins Former Colleagues at Shenzhen Crypto Firm

Chinese cryptocurrency company Amber Group has recruited ex-Morgan Stanley Asia head of derivatives Jeffrey Wang. Former Morgan Stanley Asia head of derivatives Jeffrey Wang has officially joined Amber Group, a Shenzhen-based cryptocurrency company. As Bloomberg reported on Aug. 23, Wang...

Can Blockchain Become an Integral Part of Autonomous Vehicles?

Blockchain technology is driving the development of autonomous vehicles and their communication with the world around them. A decade ago, the thought of self-driving cars was far from reality, but with 2020 looming large, massive strides have been made in...

Telx Technologies Launches First Crypto-Facilitating SIM Card

Telecommunications company Telx Technologies announces the launch of the first cryptocurrency SIM card wallet that enables transactions via SMS. Cryptocurrency and telecommunications company Telx Technologies announced the launch of the first crypto SIM card wallet that enables transactions via SMS....

Bitcoin Influencer Plans To Run For POTUS, Proposes Universal BTC Income

It has been made clear that the current POTUS is not a fan of Bitcoin however his tenure will not be forever. A pro-crypto United States president would likely ease the regulatory pain that is hampering the industry in the...

CNBC Analyst Explains Why He is Bearish on Bitcoin

Earlier this week CNBC Fast Money host Brian Kelly said he is short-term bearish on Bitcoin price based on a drop in daily active addresses. Does this mean BTC will drop lower?  Bitcoin bobs and weaves Bitcoin has spent the...