Bitcoin

Nature Abhors a Vacuum: Why Trump’s Proposed Negative Rates Bode Well for Bitcoin

September 14th, 2019

In a recent tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump delved into an explosive, all-caps-loaded mini-rant about the necessity of getting “interest rates down to ZERO, or less.” The bombastic politician stressed the need for America to refinance its debt, trailing off with some superficially conservative speak about the U.S. and its “great currency, power, and balance…

Crypto Facilitates Money Transfer for Restricted China

September 14th, 2019

Crypto is not illegal in China, but it is illegal for banks and financial institutions to deal in crypto. It’s also illegal for nationals to send over $50,000 in fiat money in a day, without government permission. Restrictive banking regulations, international trade wars, and a surveillance state in the midst of political unrest mean that…

Big Banks Won’t Touch Crypto Clients – But These Smaller Banks Will

September 13th, 2019

Cryptocurrencies undoubtedly bring new business opportunities. The expanding industry around digital assets and its customers need more and more services that traditional sectors can provide. Banking is often a bottleneck in the crypto space as most traditional institutions are still reluctant to get their feet wet. Smaller banks, however, are more willing to occupy this…

Indian Lawmaker Raises Hope of Positive Crypto Regulation

September 12th, 2019

A member of the upper house of the Indian parliament has given the crypto community some advice on what can be done to influence the government’s crypto decisions. He encourages anyone to reach out to him and discuss their concerns, including issues related to the draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies in India. His words and…

Bitcoin ETF Available only for “Qualified Investors” not Retail, says VanEck CEO

September 12th, 2019

VanEck SolidX Bitcoin ETF proposal is one of the most prolonged application with the Securities Exchange Commission in the US. Recently, the SEC Chairman iterated that it is turning positive towards an ETF, but approval in the near future is unlikely. Nevertheless, VanEck went ahead with establishing a trust fund that was called “limited ETF.”…

Bitcoin Turns Bearish at $10,000, Analysts Chalk Down Resistance Levels

September 11th, 2019

Bitcoin tested lows near $9900 last day before it briefly climbed back above $10,000. The price of BTC at 4: 15 hours UTC on 11th September 2019 is $10060. It is trading 2.06% lower on a daily scale. The 4-hour chart witnessed an attempt to pump off of an ‘important Fibonacci retracement cluster.’ However, the…

David Chaum’s Elixxir Invites Smartphone Users to Test Private Messaging

September 11th, 2019

In an age where Google, Facebook, and the NSA are known to be harvesting as much as our communications as they can, many people are concerned that online privacy now only exists in the history books. One project trying to address this is the metadata-shredding platform Elixxir, led by cypherpunk innovator David Chaum, which now…

Roger Ver Shares His Story in New Video Series

September 9th, 2019

As someone who was there from virtually the start, Roger Ver has seen and done it all in Bitcoin. A tireless evangelist for Bitcoin since long before it was cool, Ver remains a vocal proponent of the benefits of peer-to-peer cash and its power to effect positive change in the world. Every day this week,…

Despite Setbacks, Darknet Markets Show Continuous Growth in 2019

September 9th, 2019

Since the birth of the Silk Road, there’s been a cat and mouse game between global law enforcement and darknet market (DNM) operators. Over the last two years, law enforcement agencies have knocked out a slew of markets like Hansa and the massive Alphabay. Months later, Dream and Wall Street disappeared and online DNM communities…

10 Useful Browser Plugins to Help Crypto Users

September 9th, 2019

There are many different browser extensions or plugins that benefit cryptocurrency users, ranging from price trackers and wallets to those that help crypto users with security and privacy. Bitcoin.com has produced a video, listing 10 of the most useful browser extensions with explanations of how they can help crypto users. Video: 10 Useful Plugins for…