Bitcoin

Why Are ‘Bitcoin Group’ and ‘Bitcoin Revolution’ Such Popular Searches on Google?

March 11th, 2020

Google searches can reveal a lot about the perception of the masses when it comes to bitcoin. This post examines two popular Google search terms in recent months and years and seeks to explain why these terms continue to pop up, what knowledge can be gleaned by looking into them, and the effects of “Google…

Regulatory Roundup: French Court Considers Bitcoin Money, Cryptocurrencies Legitimized in South Korea, Australia, India

March 10th, 2020

The cryptocurrency sector worldwide saw several historic regulatory events last week. In this roundup, we cover a landmark bitcoin ruling by a French court, South Korea’s first crypto bill, an Australian court’s ruling, Germany’s announcement, and a recent FATF meeting where more than 800 delegates discussed crypto regulations. In addition, after almost two years, the…

Rumors of Bitcoin’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

March 9th, 2020

According to the Bitcoin Obituary Page, Bitcoin died 379 times between 2010-2019 of an astonishing array of causes. The number is undoubtedly understated since it is based on a limited sample of obituaries. Despite the glee with which the corpses of Bitcoin are contemplated, however, cryptocurrency thrives because it continues to fill the human need…

The Beginner’s Guide to Buying Goods on the Darknet

March 5th, 2020

Darknet markets (DNMs) supply all manner of goods, some legal, others less so, but all purchasable with cryptocurrency and delivered to your door. Indeed, many people’s first exposure to bitcoin is when they have the need to purchase something off the darknet. For shopping of last resort, you need money of last resort – bitcoin,…

Indian Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cryptocurrency — RBI Ban Lifted

March 4th, 2020

A historic day for the Indian crypto community, the supreme court has finally ruled on the case against the banking ban by the central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The court held that the RBI circular which places a banking ban on the crypto industry is unconstitutional. Supreme Court Rules: Big Win for…

DCA – The ‘Boring,’ Sensible Bitcoin Investment That Could Double Your Money in 2.5 Years

March 2nd, 2020

Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) as a crypto investment method may not be the most thrilling way to speculate on the bitcoin price, but it is one of the most level-headed, according to proponents. Using a simple online DCA calculator, one can choose a plan for buying small amounts of bitcoin at regular intervals. While the…

How to Get Free Bitcoin in 2020

February 28th, 2020

Many early adopters who made a fortune from cryptocurrency first got their hands on coins by receiving them for free from bitcoin faucets back in the day. Today there are still a number of ways for you to get bitcoin for free including airdrops, giveaways, bounties, tipping, referral programs and faucets. How to Get Bitcoin…

Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 – Over $400K Sent After Julian Assange’s Arrest

February 26th, 2020

The world was shocked when Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange was arrested in April after being cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Following his arrest, the original Wikileaks bitcoin address saw significant support as $32,000 worth of BTC poured into the wallet in two days. Since 2010, Wikileaks’ address saw 4,043 BTC…

G20 Kicks Off 2020 Discussion on Cryptocurrencies — Urges Countries to Apply FATF Standards

February 24th, 2020

The G20 finance ministers and central bank governors had their first 2020 meeting this weekend in Saudi Arabia. They discussed cryptocurrencies and stablecoins, and issued a statement urging countries to implement the cryptocurrency standards set by the Financial Action Task Force. They were also informed that the Financial Stability Board will soon issue its crypto…

Boerse Stuttgart: New German Crypto Regulation Poised to Attract Institutional Investors

February 20th, 2020

Since the new German crypto regulation went into effect, financial institutions in Germany have been preparing to offer crypto custody services. Among them is Boerse Stuttgart, the country’s second-largest stock exchange. Having obtained a provisional license from BaFin, the regulator in charge of licensing crypto service providers, Boerse Stuttgart is preparing to offer crypto custody…