Traders Cautious as Bitcoin Plunges to a New Yearly Low at $3210: Can it Recover?

Traders Cautious as Bitcoin Plunges to a New Yearly Low at $3210: Can it Recover?

On December 7, the Bitcoin price achieved a new yearly low, as the valuation of the crypto market fell by $16 billion within a 24-hour span. Bitcoin... Details
BitTorrent Creator Aims to Kill Bitcoin with the Green Cryptocurrency “Chia”

BitTorrent Creator Aims to Kill Bitcoin with the Green Cryptocurrency “Chia”

Known for inventing torrenting (BitTorrent) in the early noughties, Bram Cohen might also end up getting famous for an entirely different thing – solving the electricity wastage... Details
Researchers Find Thousands of Crypto Pump-and-Dump Groups on Messaging Apps

Researchers Find Thousands of Crypto Pump-and-Dump Groups on Messaging Apps

There are thousands of pump-and-dump groups on popular messaging apps, a study conducted by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) revealed Dec. 18. Pump-and-dump is the fraudulent practice of perpetrators... Details
Hong Kong: Purported Bitcoin Millionaire Reportedly Arrested After Making It ‘Rain Cash’

Hong Kong: Purported Bitcoin Millionaire Reportedly Arrested After Making It ‘Rain Cash’

A supposed Bitcoin (BTC) millionaire has been arrested in Hong Kong after “making it rain cash” on the streets, local English-language news outlet the Shanghaiist reported on Dec. 17.... Details
Crypto is for Activists: Why We Need More Cypherpunks, Not Cypherposers

Crypto is for Activists: Why We Need More Cypherpunks, Not Cypherposers

Emotions were high during bitcoin’s block size debate (each side believing bitcoin would be damaged by the other’s triumph), and they’re high again in this year’s bear market.... Details

Finland Hands Over Info for 2,700 Danish Traders to Denmark’s Tax Agency

Finnish tax authorities have handed over information on 2,700 bitcoin traders to its Danish counterpart, Skattestyrelsen (SKAT). According to a press release, the traders used an... Details
Revolutions and Counter Revolutions: Andreas Antonopoulos Reflects on 10 Years of Bitcoin

Revolutions and Counter Revolutions: Andreas Antonopoulos Reflects on 10 Years of Bitcoin

As Bitcoin approaches its 10th anniversary, its community, old and new, has begun taking stock of how a decade has come to alter or define... Details
Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

Blockchain Startup Civic Appoints Apple Veteran as Executive Director of Identity.com

Blockchain startup Civic has appointed Apple veteran Phillip Shoemaker as executive director of Identity.com, its Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-based, decentralized identity platform. The news was announced in a press release published Dec. 13. Identity.com is... Details
US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

US Government Tells Bitcoin Bomb Scam Victims to Inform FBI, Not Pay Ransom Money

A suspected scam which threatens to blow up buildings unless recipients pay a Bitcoin (BTC) ransom caught the attention of the United States’ government Dec. 13. The scam, which centers... Details
Top Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Circle’s USDC to Its Combined Stablecoin Market

Top Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Circle’s USDC to Its Combined Stablecoin Market

Crypto exchange Binance has added Circle’s USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin as a quote asset for several new trading pairs in its combined Stablecoin Market (USDⓈ). The exchange has announced this in... Details