via coindesk06/26/2019

Bitcoin Hits 17-Month High Above $12.9k

Bitcoin has risen above $12,900 for the first time since Jan. 21, 2018 to break a new high for 2019 at $12,919.

via coindesk06/26/2019

Bitcoin’s Share of $350 Billion Crypto Market Highest Since 2017

The Bitcoin Dominance Index shows bitcoin continues to gain altitude at a time when broader confidence in the crypto market, now nearly $350 billion, has yet to return.


via insider.pro06/25/2019

JPMorgan Chase to Test Its Stablecoin with Corporate Clients

Farooq highlights the technology behind stablecoin could enable instant delivery of bonds on a blockchain platform.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

Europol arrests 6 unnamed individuals in the U.K. and the Netherlands under suspicion of involvement in a multimillion-dollar crypto theft.

via coindesk06/25/2019

Ex-Trump Economist Joins ‘Crypto Central Bank’ After Failed Fed Bid

Decentral aims to perform similar monetary functions for cryptocurrencies as the Federal Reserve does for the U.S. economy.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

US CFTC Approves LedgerX’s Application for Designation As Contract Market

LedgerX, a U.S.-based regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform, has received CFTC approval to operate as a designated contract market.

via coindesk06/25/2019

Minnesota House Bill Aims to Outlaw Cryptocurrency Donations

Four Democratic House Representatives want to outlaw crypto donations to politicians.


via insider.pro06/25/2019

Walmart Partners with VeChain to Track Food Supply Chain

The so-called Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform has already tested over 20 product lines.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Synthetix Reverses Oracle Error-Caused Misplaced sETH in Exchange for a Bug Bounty

Synthetix resumes trading after agreeing to give a bug bounty to a trading bot owner for reversing the misplaced 37 million sETH.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

French Central Bank: Facebook’s Libra May Need Banking License

The Bank of France Governor said that Facebook’s Libra must comply with anti-money laundering regulation and seek banking licenses if it offers banking services.

via livebitcoinnews06/25/2019

Tron (TRX) Price Analysis: Primed To Surpass $0.0420 and $0.0440

Tron price regained strength and recently traded above the key $0.0358 resistance against the US Dollar. TRX price is now trading above the $0.0380 level and it may soon test the $0.0400 level. There is a rising channel in place with support near $0.0385 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Bitfinex). The price is...

via insider.pro06/24/2019

Coinbase CEO: Decentralized Chain with Privacy Coins by Default Would be a Game Changer

Moreover, Armstrong noted that the crypto industry should definitely follow the model of the Internet.


via livebitcoinnews06/24/2019

Stellar Lumen (XLM) Price Start Fresh Increase Above $0.1350

Stellar lumen price is facing a few key hurdles near $0.1320 and $0.1345 against the US Dollar. XLM price is holding the $0.1250 support and it could continue to rise in the near term. There is a short term breakout pattern forming with resistance at $0.1280 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Kraken). The...

via bitcoinist06/19/2019

Japanese Watchdog Reports 69% Spike in Cryptocurrency Complaints

Japan’s consumer protection watchdog reports an increase in the number of inquiries submitted by cryptocurrency traders in 2018. More Consumer Queries About Cryptocurrency in 2018 In its report, the Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) revealed that cryptocurrency-related queries totaled 3,657 cases. This figure constitutes a 69% spike from 2017’s figures which amounted to 2,166 cases. Despite the increase in the overall number, the year-on-year growth in the total number of complaints did decrease to 1.7x

via bitcoinist06/18/2019

Facebook Unveils Wallet For Pseudo-Cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ – Site Crashes

Facebook has finally unveiled its cryptocurrency offering, revealing a custodial wallet and making suspicious claims about what gives it value. Facebook To ‘Make Money Better’ As Website Crashes Dubbed ‘Calibra,’ the wallet will serve Facebook’s coin, which will be known as ‘Libra’ in line with previous hints surfacing in the press in recent weeks. The social media giant describes Libra as “a new cryptocurrency that will make money work better for all of us.” Calibra

via bitcoinist06/07/2019

Apple and Facebook Now Competing With Banks – Not Bitcoin

International ratings agency Weiss Ratings thinks tech giants like Apple and Facebook entering the crypto-space prove they are, in fact, becoming banks themselves and their ‘answer’ is nothing like Bitcoin – which competes with central banks.  Facebook, Apple ‘Becoming Banks’ In a blog post June 5, developer and Weiss Crypto Investor editor Juan Villaverde told investors that new products from Facebook, Apple and Alibaba are only pseudo-cryptographic and allow them to profit from user financial

via ccn03/04/2019

How Stupid Does Google Think We Are? Nest Privacy Fiasco is Flat-Out Insulting

Google has become the latest tech giant to admit that it had screwed up when it comes to doing something suspect related to one of its devices and users’ privacy. Google's Nest home alarm products are

via ccn03/03/2019

Not Just McAfee: The Long History of the $1 Million Bitcoin Price Target

There's just something about that $1 million mark that causes crypto bulls to froth at the mouth. The VP of blockchain and digital currencies for IBM, Jesse Lund, is one of the most recent industry

via ccn03/03/2019

5 Essential Tips for Preparing Your Cryptocurrency Taxes

Paying taxes on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is becoming a priority for individuals in the US after the IRS announced on July 2nd, 2018 that one of their core campaigns and focuses for the year

via ccn03/03/2019

Bitcoin Price Plunge to $1,000 is Possible, Say Traders; Could it Happen?

Since January, for over two months, Bitcoin has remained in a relatively tight price range from $3,200 to $4,000, unable to break out of key resistance levels above $4,200. Similarly, from September to November, in an

via coindesk06/26/2019

What Indonesia Reveals About Facebook’s Libra Plan

Facebook’s omnipresence in Indonesia raises questions about how Libra will impact retail users.


via insider.pro06/25/2019

TrustToken Launches Asia-based Stablecoin TrueHKD

The new stablecoin, TrueHKD, is reportedly fully collateralized by Hong Kong dollars.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Germany: CDU and CSU Union to Integrate Blockchain Into Public Services

In Germany, the CDU and CSU Union is pushing to integrate blockchain technology into public services.

via insider.pro06/25/2019

Europol Arrests Six People Suspected in Bitcoin Scam

According to Europol, five men and one woman were arrested in the southwest of Britain and in the Dutch cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

via livebitcoinnews06/25/2019

Geveva Is More Than Happy to Host Libra

Recently, Live Bitcoin News has reported on all the companies, individuals and banks that are allegedly terrified of Libra or have no interest in working with it. Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Libra? Among these individuals was the governor of Australia’s central bank Philip Lowe, who said that it would likely be several years...


via coindesk06/25/2019

SEC Begins Accepting Public Comments on ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills

The SEC has kicked off a public comment period for a proposed ETF backed by bitcoin and T-bills.

via coindesk06/25/2019

Bitcoin’s Price Rises Above €10K in First Since January 2018

Bitcoin's price topped €10,000 on Tuesday, hitting the highest level seen since late January 2018.

via coindesk06/25/2019

Samourai Wallet Releases Privacy-Enhancing CoinJoin Feature

The new feature is easy to activate but may be difficult to execute at scale.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

You Can Now Get Bitcoin Rewards When Booking at Hotels.Com

Following the partnership with Hotels.Com, Lolli now has two of the world’s top three travel websites including Booking.com.

via insider.pro06/25/2019

Ebang's IPO Application Expires

The Chinese mining hardware manufacturer has not updated its IPO application on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

via insider.pro06/25/2019

Scammers Create Fake Facebook Crypto Sites to Steal Users' Funds

Scammers have been recently creating fake Libra sites to steal users' funds.

via livebitcoinnews06/24/2019

Australia’s Not That Crazy About Libra

Facebook’s Libra currency has provided the fodder for plenty of news as of late, and the data just keeps piling in. Australia’s Concerned About Libra Among the most common stories involve those who either do not fully trust Facebook’s cryptocurrency plans or are just in the early stages of considering them. Among these figures is...

via livebitcoinnews06/24/2019

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Rally Takes Break But Not Likely Over

Ripple price rallied sharply after it formed a support base above $0.4200 against the US dollar. The price surged above the $0.5050 level before it started a downside correction. There are two bullish trend line forming with support near $0.4420 and $0.4300 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Bittrex). The...

via bitcoinist06/19/2019

CME Bitcoin Institutional Interest Hits New Record – Up 80% YOY

CME Bitcoin futures reached a record all-time of 5,311 contracts or $250 Million this week, as new Institutional money flows into the Bitcoin derivative market. The Importance of Institutional Money According to a recent tweet from one of the world’s largest Bitcoin derivatives marketplace, the number of open BTC1! contracts reached a record $250 Million in notional spot value on June 17. This equates to around 26,555 BTC, which shows a huge 80% increase compared

via bitcoinist06/11/2019

Telegram Set to Go Ahead With ICO on This Crypto Exchange

Telegram has reversed its earlier decision to not carry out a public sale of its native token Gram by announcing a listing on the Liquid cryptocurrency exchange. U-Turn for Telegram? In a press release issued on Tuesday (June 11, 2019), the messaging platform declared that it would be going forward with a public initial coin offering (ICO) for its Gram token. The private phase of the sale garnered significant attention back in 2018, raising $1.7

via bitcoinist06/07/2019

‘Bitcoin 2’ Is Here as 5500% Daily Gain Screams Pump and Dump

Just when you thought you’d heard of everything, along comes Bitcoin2. Displaying all the aspects of a classic scam, this superbly named Bitcoin fork briefly blasted its way into CoinMarketCap’s top 25. Which raises a few important questions. WTF Is Bitcoin 2? Bitcoin 2 may have flown under your radar and, hopefully, it has. One look at its website should be enough to set the alarm bells ringing for most investors. As a completely unknown

via ccn03/03/2019

Coinbase Sought Neutrino After Losing Control Over Customer Data Being Sold

Coinbase’s controversial acquisition of Neutrino was motivated by a desire to ditch its existing tech partners because they ”were actually selling client data to outside sources,” the head of sales at Coinbase said on Saturday. In

via ccn03/03/2019

Exclusive: MyCrypto CEO Weighs in on Rising Toxicity in Ethereum Community

CCN spoke to the CEO of MyCrypto, Taylor Monahan, about the recent departure of Ethereum community leader Afri Schoedon. Schoedon played a crucial role in the development of Parity wallet but has now sworn off

via ccn03/03/2019

Are Teslas Death Traps? Failing Brakes and Violent Fires Spark Major Fears

Telsa faces another barrage of scrutiny over its safety. Tesla and media outrage go hand in hand these days. It is usually because of something that Elon Musk has tweeted about the SEC, but occasionally it

via cryptotown08/09/2018

BitGo Adds Support for The MFG Token

On August 3rd, BitGo, a secure multi-signature cryptocurrency wallet platform for enterprises, had officially added support for SyncFab’s MFG Token.

via coindesk06/26/2019

Tim Draper Is Bullish On Argentina’s Blockchain Tech Potential

Draper bet the Argentinian president that bitcoin would overtake the peso. Draper might be right.

via coindesk06/25/2019

Square Is Expanding Access to Bitcoin Deposits for Cash App Users

Square is rolling out bitcoin deposits for its Cash App, supplementing the buy, sell and transfer options.

via livebitcoinnews06/25/2019

Crypto-Jacking Strikes Tesla; When Will This End?

Automaker Tesla is the latest company to be hacked for mining cryptocurrency. Tesla Is the Newest Crypto-Jacking Victim The hack was discovered by cybersecurity firm Red Lock, which recently stated that the company’s Amazon Web services (AWS) account had been overtaken by individuals seeking to mine cryptocurrencies. The attack ultimately led to some of the...


via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Kraken Raises Over $13 Million In Its Latest Fundraising Round

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has raised over $13.5 million in financing on online investment platform BnkToTheFuture.

via insider.pro06/25/2019

LedgerX Receives CTFC Approval for Bitcoin Futures

With registration as a designated contract market, LedgerX will reportedly be required to demonstrate continued compliance with all applicable provisions of the CEA and CFTC regulations.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Republic of Abkhazia Develops Law Draft on Crypto Mining

The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Abkhazia has developed a bill regulating the country’s cryptocurrency mining activities.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Iranian Government to Cut Off Power to Crypto Mining Until Approval of New Energy Prices

An official at Iran’s Ministry of Energy said that the authorities will have to cut off power to crypto mining due to energy overconsumption.

via cointelegraph06/25/2019

Walmart China Will Track Food in Supply Chain with Vechain's Thor Blockchain

Walmart China will track food move in its supply chain with Vechain’s Thor blockchain.


via insider.pro06/25/2019

TRON Foundation to Buyback TRX Worth up to $20M

The TRX holding of TRON Foundation will reportedly be unlocked on January 1, 2020.

via insider.pro06/25/2019

Analyst: Bitcoin Could Reach $100,000

The analyst's latest forecast claiming that bitcoin would soon reach $10,000 has been fulfilled.

via livebitcoinnews06/25/2019

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Could Continue To Surge And Follow Bitcoin

Ethereum price climbed higher sharply and settled above the $300 level against the US Dollar. ETH price completed a downside correction near $300 and it is currently climbing towards $320. There is a major bullish continuation pattern forming with resistance near $316 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely to...

via livebitcoinnews06/24/2019

India Isn’t Laying Out the Red Carpet for Libra

Facebook’s Libra is set to hold records in the financial space, but there are already some areas and countries that don’t want it around. China and India Say “No” to Libra Among the areas that either won’t allow Libra or where the currency won’t be making an appearance are U.S. sanctioned countries, such as Iran,...

via livebitcoinnews06/23/2019

Mark Carney Is Carefully Considering Libra Currency

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has commented that the institution will be keeping an open mind regarding Facebook’s Libra Coin, but that it will not be keeping an “open door.” Carney: We’ll Examine Things, but We Won’t Approve Them Just Yet In other words, the bank is willing to remain open to Facebook Coin...

via bitcoinist06/18/2019

‘It’s Not a Blockchain’ – Why Gov’ts Could Ban Facebook’s Libra

On the day of its unveiling, Facebook’s cryptocurrency has already sparked forecasts that governments worldwide will ban it. Libra Heading For Crypto Blacklist? Libra, the protocol Facebook today revealed to the world via a somewhat clumsy website, will initially host a cryptocurrency of the same name. It will function as a value transfer system – a stablecoin – across Facebook’s family of social media platforms and messengers, and will be “easy” to cash out into

via bitcoinist06/11/2019

Warren Buffett Will Face ‘All Blockchain Leaders’ At $4.6M Crypto Lunch

Tron CEO Justin Sun will seek help from “all the leaders” in cryptocurrency when he has lunch with infamous Bitcoin naysayer Warren Buffett. Sun: Lunch To ‘Bridge Crypto And Traditional Investors’ Speaking to Yahoo! Finance in an interview June 11, Sun, who paid $4.56 million in an annual charity auction to dine with Buffett, said his own project should not form the sole focus of the meeting. “…We want this lunch to be a bridge

via bitcoinist06/03/2019

Big Banks Announce Fiat-Pegged ‘XRP Killer’ Crypto For Settlements

Banking giants in the U.S., Japan, and across Europe have created a consortium that will use cryptocurrency technology in cross-border transfers. The move also presents a direct competitor for Ripple’s XRP token.   Settlement ‘Crypto’ Coins for International Remittance According to the Nikkei Asian Review, large banking corporations in Japan like MUFG and Sumitomo have led their counterparts in the U.S. and Europe to establish Fnality International. Based in London, Fnality will create a cross-border settlement

via ccn03/03/2019

Q4 US Economic Growth Beat Even Donald Trump’s Expectations

The US economy grew at a faster clip than even Donald Trump's presidential administration had expected, according to the latest Commerce Department report which was delayed by the government shutdown. While significantly lower than Q3's annualized

via ccn03/03/2019

$46 Billion Flows into Chinese Stock Market, Should Launch Dow Higher

  Following MSCI’s decision to increase the weight of Chinese onshore shares in its widely-cited emerging market index, over $46 billion is set to pour into the stock market of China, a move that could kick

via ccn03/03/2019

Want to Insult a Black Person? Call Them a Prop; Cohen Hearing Brought Out the Worst

Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had been on the Democrats’ most disliked list. That was when he supported President Trump unconditionally. Now, even though he’s a convicted perjurer, he’s in the good graces of his