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Institutional and Retail Bitcoin Futures Demand Continues to Climb

Institutional and Retail Bitcoin Futures Demand Continues to Climb

2019 saw significant bitcoin derivatives action from firms like CME Group and Bakkt. This year, demand for CME’s bitcoin futures remains strong and the firm’s options products may be available this week. Additionally, Bakkt’s physically-delivered bitcoin futures have...

US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

US and European Regulators Say Crypto a Priority This Year

Several regulators in the U.S. and Europe have made cryptocurrency among their top priorities this year. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s compliance office and the European Securities and Markets Authority, in collaboration with other regulators, have outlined...

EU Countries Commence Crypto Regulations as Mandated by New Directive

EU Countries Commence Crypto Regulations as Mandated by New Directive

The European Union’s 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive mandates that member states start regulating crypto assets by Jan. 10. Crypto exchanges and custodial wallet providers are now covered by the same regulatory requirements as banks and other financial...

Mining Giant Canaan Faces Stiff Competition After IPO Shares Slump

Mining Giant Canaan Faces Stiff Competition After IPO Shares Slump

On November 21, the Chinese mining rig manufacturer Canaan Inc. launched its initial public offering (IPO) sale of $90 million worth of U.S. shares. Canaan shares initially sold for $8.99, but plummeted over 48% on December 16 to $4.65 per share. Since then, Canaan...

Philippine ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’ to Get Own Airport

Philippine ‘Crypto Valley of Asia’ to Get Own Airport

The Philippines has a “Crypto Valley of Asia,” an initiative of the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority, the government agency responsible for managing the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport. An airport is now being planned for inside this economic zone to address...

ECB Wants Active Role in Crypto, Will Not Deter Private Solutions

ECB Wants Active Role in Crypto, Will Not Deter Private Solutions

The European Central Bank (ECB) wants to play an active role in the field of digital currency, said President Christine Lagarde. As the bank works on its own digital currency and an instant payment system, Lagarde emphasizes that “central bank initiatives should...

Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India’s Blockchain Hub

Kerala Outlines Plans to Become India’s Blockchain Hub

The Indian state of Kerala is actively exploring using blockchain technology to improve a wide range of existing systems, including financial. Thousands of people are already being trained in the state to become blockchain experts, some of whom have already graduated,...

Japanese Firms SBI and GMO Join the Digital Gold Rush in Texas

Japanese Firms SBI and GMO Join the Digital Gold Rush in Texas

The city of Rockdale, Texas is attracting attention again, similar to the interest the region saw back in the fifties when the Alcoa aluminum smelting facility set up shop. These days, Rockdale’s change is due to the influx of bitcoin miners coming to town from all...

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream

Korean Presidential Committee Pushes to Make Cryptocurrency Mainstream

A South Korean committee directly under the president has recommended several measures to the government that will make cryptocurrency mainstream. Emphasizing that “it is no longer possible to stop crypto asset trade,” the committee recommends integrating crypto into...

Bitmain Responds to Layoff Rumors From Ousted Co-Founder Zahn

Bitmain Responds to Layoff Rumors From Ousted Co-Founder Zahn

Ousted Bitmain co-founder Micree Zahn took to Weibo on Monday to speak out against a reported Bitmain “personnel optimization plan” which could purportedly see around 500 Bitmain workers dismissed by January 17. Chinese media broke the story last week citing inside...

Market Update: Top Cryptos Face Strong Resistance Ahead

Market Update: Top Cryptos Face Strong Resistance Ahead

On January 6, digital currency markets saw decent gains as the entire crypto market capitalization surpassed the $200 billion mark at 3:50 p.m. EST. Since then most cryptocurrencies have tested heavy resistance and a slew of assets are being held back. Moreover,...

Problems Escalate in Venezuela as Millions Rush to Spend Petros

Problems Escalate in Venezuela as Millions Rush to Spend Petros

According to the Venezuelan government, millions of families have used the petro, the country’s national digital currency, to pay for goods and services. As shoppers rush to spend their coins, merchants are reportedly struggling, effectively forced to sell goods at a...

Meet the Multi-Cryptocurrency PoS Device Eletropay

Meet the Multi-Cryptocurrency PoS Device Eletropay

On January 5, Bitcoin.com’s Executive Chairman Roger Ver introduced a bitcoin cash (BCH) point-of-sale (PoS) merchant solution created by the startup Eletropay. The crypto PoS device manufacturer aims to make cryptocurrency payments simple and secure “without the need...

A Deep Dive Into Satoshi’s 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block

A Deep Dive Into Satoshi’s 11-Year Old Bitcoin Genesis Block

11 years ago today, Satoshi Nakamoto launched the Bitcoin network at approximately 18:15:05 UTC and the world hasn’t been the same since. The Bitcoin blockchain came to life on January 3, 2009, and so far, more than 600,000 blocks have been mined into existence....

Why Double Spends on BCH Are Not the Same as Replace-By-Fee Fraud

Why Double Spends on BCH Are Not the Same as Replace-By-Fee Fraud

When it comes to creating a peer-to-peer electronic cash system, accepting zero confirmation transactions becomes critically important. When a model’s main aim is to “just hodl” or push an isolated store of value narrative, important concerns like double spending can...

BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not Followed

BTC’s Hashrate Touches 120 Exahash, But the Price Has Not Followed

On January 1, the BTC network hashrate touched an all-time high at close to 120 exahash per second (EH/s). Despite the crypto market lull and lower BTC prices, the 2020 milestone happened just before the blockchain’s 11th anniversary. BTC’s curious jump in hashrate...

Alleged $8B BTC Tulip Trust Expires With Tales of Bonded Couriers

Five years ago, the crypto community became aware of an alleged contract called the Tulip Trust. The supposed contract emerged when a few tech-based news outlets published stories on two former business partners Craig Wright and David Kleiman. According to the Tulip...

Wazirx CEO on 2020 Outlook, RBI Ban, Crypto Regulation for India

The Indian crypto community has had an eventful year, with a bill on the horizon, the RBI ban’s supreme court hearing, and the community’s efforts toward positive crypto regulation. News.Bitcoin.com interviewed Nischal Shetty, CEO of local crypto exchange Wazirx,...

Market Update: Crypto Traders Search for Bullish and Bearish Trends

During the last few days, digital currency markets have been meandering sideways and prices have been less volatile. On Sunday, during the last 24 hours, the entire cryptoconomy is hovering just below the $200 billion zone and there’s roughly $71 billion in global...