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Major Crypto Exchange OKEx Adds Four New Margin Trading Pairs

Third-largest cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has added 4 additional crypto assets pairs to its margin trading platform. Malta-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has added four new crypto derivative pairs to its platform, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Feb....

Fintech Company TrueDigital Appoints Former Bridgewater Associates Executive as CEO

New York-based True Digital announced the appointment of former Bridgewater Associates COO Thomas Kim as its new CEO. New York-based fintech company TrueDigital Holdings (TDH) announced the appointment of former Bridgewater Associates chief operating officer Thomas Kim as its new...

CEO of Japanese Finance Giant SBI Vests His Crypto Industry Hopes in Ripple and R3

Yoshitaka Kitao is vesting his future hopes for crypto in Ripple and R3 technologies. Yoshitaka Kitao, CEO and representative director of Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, has singled out Ripple (XRP) and blockchain consortium R3 as reasons to remain...

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Discloses Non-ETH Crypto Holdings and Other Revenue Sources

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has disclosed that his crypto investments are virtually exclusively devoted to the Ethereum network. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has disclosed that his crypto investments are virtually exclusively devoted to the Ethereum network, in a post...

MIT Technology Review: Although Touted for Security, Blockchain Is Still Hackable

MIT Technology Review argued that blockchain tech is hackable due to both system bugs and the human factor. MIT Technology Review magazine has published an article today, Feb. 19, arguing that security-touted blockchain tech is still vulnerable to hacks. The...

Japan’s Central Bank Examines Central Bank Digital Currencies in New Report

Japan’s central bank examines central bank digital currencies in a new report, laying out their benefits and drawbacks. Japan’s central bank has examined the role of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) in the current monetary system in a report released...

Crypto Dividends: Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market but Is Not Without Risk

According to Bloomberg, investors turn to staking for gains in the crypto bear market, but there are risks. Volatility coupled with one of the longest bear markets ever experienced by the cryptocurrency industry have compelled many investors to consider staking...

South Korean Capital to Invest Over $1 Billion in Fintech and Blockchain Startups by 2022

The government of Seoul plans to spend $1 billion to support blockchain and fintech startups via an investment fund. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in blockchain and fintech startups by 2022, according...

Bitcoin Again Tests $4K Amidst Anticipation of US and China Trade Deal Finalization

Crypto markets have continued gaining momentum, with all top 20 coins in green and Bitcoin testing $4,000. Tuesday, Feb. 19: crypto markets have continued gaining momentum, with all of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing green and Bitcoin...

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Analytics Startup Neutrino

Coinbase has acquired a London-based blockchain intelligence startup to prevent theft of funds and investigate attacks. United States cryptocurrency exchange and wallet Coinbase has acquired blockchain intelligence startup Neutrino, according to a post published on the company’s blog on Tuesday,...

Financial Firm Offers ‘Almost Instantaneous’ Loans Up to $30,000 With Crypto as Collateral

sponsored A company is offering cash loans of up to $30,000 with crypto as collateral — all without borrowers needing to sell their digital assets. A financial company is giving crypto holders the opportunity to take out cash loans while...

Major Spanish Bank BBVA Issues $40 Million Green Bond Based on Blockchain Platform

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has announced the use of blockchain technology for the bank’s first such issuance of a green bond. Spain’s second-largest bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), has announced the launch of the first blockchain-backed platform for structured...

Binance DEX Testnet Launches But Don’t Call It a Decentralized Exchange Yet

Binance has announced the much-anticipated launch of the testnet of Binance Chain and the decentralized exchange (DEX) built on top of it as Binance Coin (BNB) reached a new all-time high value trading against BTC. Binance Chain Testnet is Now Live...

Tim Draper: ‘Everyone’ Will Buy Coffee With Bitcoin In 2021

Billionaire Bitcoin investor Tim Draper believes the world will be buying coffee with Bitcoin (BTC) in just two years – but does not plan on selling any. 2 Years To The ‘Coffee Standard’? In an interview with FOX Business February...

Bitcoin Price Yet To Bottom Out, Says Crypto Hedge Fund Manager

Alex Sunnarborg of Tetras Capital says that Bitcoin has bottomed out yet. The hedge fund manager also believes that the cryptocurrency industry needs a comprehensive cleanup to remove ‘bad actors’ and enhance mainstream investor confidence in the fledgling market. Bitcoin...

Binance CEO: Money Doesn’t Drive Me – Crypto Adoption Does

Binance founder and CEO, Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ (Cee-Zee) spoke to Anthony Pompliano in the latest episode of ‘Off The Chain’. Amongst other things, they discussed philosophy, philanthropy, and “how the world works”. The Cee-Zee Way Out Binance sprang from seemingly nowhere...

Google Introduces Bitcoin Symbol on iOS Keyboards

Google now enables the Bitcoin symbol on keyboards for iOS mobile devices, suggesting that the IT giant recognizes Bitcoin as a mainstream currency. Google’s Legitimization of Bitcoin Users of iOS mobile devices can now use the capital letter serif B,...

Coinbase Neutrino Acquisition Reveals History Of Spying and Gov’t Data Selling

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is facing an increasing publicity nightmare after it emerged the CEO of a company it took over sold private user data to governments. Coinbase: Neutrino ‘Will Help Prevent Theft’ Announced February 19, Coinbase now owns Italian blockchain surveillance...

Cambridge Associates: Cryptocurrencies ‘Worthwhile’ For Long Term Investors

Leading institutional investment consulting firm Cambridge Associates holds that institutional investors should consider exploring cryptocurrencies for the long term or ‘hodl’ in Bitcoin lingo.  Cryptocurrencies May ‘Upend the Digital World’ Cambridge Associates is a Boston-based institutional investment consulting company with...

Bitcoin Tips Now Available on Twitter via Lightning Network

A new Chrome and Firefox browser extension is has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) tipping on Twitter via the Lightning Network.  Tippin.me uses Bitcoin’s second-layer scaling solution, the Lightning Network, to make tipping almost instantaneous and with incredibly low fees of fractions...