Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Launches Margin Trading for Stablecoin Tether

Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Launches Margin Trading for Stablecoin Tether

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has introduced margin trading for stablecoin Tether (USDT), according to a blog post published Dec. 21. Bitfinex has launched margin trading for the USDT/USD pair,... Details
Following Crypto Mining Crash, GPU Producer Nvidia Worst Performer in S&P 500

Following Crypto Mining Crash, GPU Producer Nvidia Worst Performer in S&P 500

The drastic decrease in crypto mining profitability has hit graphics processing unit (GPU) producers like Taiwan-based Nvidia hard. In Q4 2018, the firm experienced a massive... Details
Target, Walmart See Steep Losses, UK Retailers ‘Smashed to Pieces’

Target, Walmart See Steep Losses, UK Retailers ‘Smashed to Pieces’

Over the past two months, despite the expectations of increased sales during the Christmas season, major retailers such as Target and Walmart have continued to record large losses. Since... Details
Despite Slump in Crypto Prices, Bitcoin ATMs More Than Doubled in 2018

Despite Slump in Crypto Prices, Bitcoin ATMs More Than Doubled in 2018

Despite the market downturn in digital asset values, cryptocurrency automated teller machines (ATMs) are still in vogue. According to a tweet from cryptocurrency analytics firm DataLight, the... Details
Sold! Lightning Network Art Auction Goes to the Lowest Bidder

Sold! Lightning Network Art Auction Goes to the Lowest Bidder

Yesterday, an auction was held by cryptocurrency and blockchain artist @cryptograffiti for a piece titled “black swan,” which the artist made using “fiat and counterfeit detector pen... Details
Energy Incentives Make Bitcoin Mining a Natural Fit for B.C., Canada

Energy Incentives Make Bitcoin Mining a Natural Fit for B.C., Canada

When it comes to bitcoin mining, Canada is a natural. A temperate climate helps to keep mining equipment cool, and plentiful renewable energy from hydroelectric... Details
United Kingdom Releases Tax Advice for Cryptocurrency Investors

United Kingdom Releases Tax Advice for Cryptocurrency Investors

The United Kingdom tax collection service published its first detailed tax legislation for private cryptocurrency holders Dec. 19 following a lengthy consultation period. Its new policy paper, “Cryptoassets for Individuals,” sets out likely... Details
Bitcoin Price Defies Oversold Conditions to Hit 15-Month Low

Bitcoin Price Defies Oversold Conditions to Hit 15-Month Low

Bitcoin (BTC) tumbled to 15-month lows earlier today, dashing hopes of a rally signaled by current extreme oversold conditions. The world’s largest cryptocurrency by market... Details
Greek Supreme Court Rules in Support of Extraditing Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik to France

Greek Supreme Court Rules in Support of Extraditing Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Vinnik to France

The Supreme Court of Greece has ruled in support of a decision to extradite the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e Alexander Vinnik to France. A... Details
Binance Launches Blockchain-Powered Charitable Campaign in Support of Maltese Youth

Binance Launches Blockchain-Powered Charitable Campaign in Support of Maltese Youth

Top crypto exchange Binance’s philanthropic arm, the Binance Charity Foundation (BCF), has opened a new fundraising channel on its blockchain-powered donation platform. The new program is conducted in... Details