Bitcoin

In the Daily: Shapeshift Beta, Coinsquare Acquisition, Grayscale Investment Report

February 18th, 2019

In this edition of The Daily we cover the beta launch of a new platform from Shapeshift, an acquisition by one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Canada – Coinsquare – and the latest Grayscale digital asset investment report. Shapeshift Unveils Beta Noncustodial crypto changing service Shapeshift is opening signups for a beta trial of…

SEC and CFTC Set to Collaborate To Regulate Bitcoin ETFs and Other Investment Products

February 18th, 2019

Reports revealed that the high profile regulators of the crypto market, SEC and CFTC is open to collaborating to regulate crypto investment products, including Bitcoin ETFs. SEC Commissioner Hints To Collaborate However, during ‘a Bipartisan Policy Center event’ last week which themed on ‘The Year Ahead for Capital Markets’, the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and…

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Bullish Following Higher Lows

February 18th, 2019

The cryptocurrency markets have enjoyed a day of significant bullish action, with only four of the top 80 crypto assets by capitalization posting a 24-hour loss as of this writing. ETH was the strongest performing leading market, comprising the only cryptocurrency in the top 25 by market cap to post a double-digit gain for the…

Green Bitcoin February: Bitcoin [BTC] Investors Got More Reasons to Be Bullish Now than ever

February 18th, 2019

At the time of writing, Bitcoin has been trading at $3,630 with 24-hours loss of 0.24 percent. The leading cryptocurrency is currently managing the daily trading volume of $6.4 billion. If we take a look at the Bitcoin price for the past 7 days, the price moved between $3,695 and $3,610. Since June 2018, Bitcoin…

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

February 17th, 2019

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Shift Financial’s…

Startups-Focused Law Firm Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Payments

February 17th, 2019

Cryptocurrency ventures that don’t wish to convert their holdings to fiat can now pay for legal services with bitcoin cash (BCH) or bitcoin core (BTC) with Atrium. The corporate law firm, which has helped over 300 startups raise more than $500 million in venture capital, now accepts direct cryptocurrency payments via Bitpay. Atrium Fintech and…

More Than 30% of BTC Traffic Stems from the Veriblock Project

February 17th, 2019

Over the last few weeks, a blockchain project called Veriblock whose protocol piggybacks off the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network has sparked debate. More than a quarter of BTC’s transaction numbers stem from the Veriblock system and the project has been criticized for using the blockchain in this manner. The Veriblock Chain Is Paying for a…

How to Outwit Blockchain Analysis and Conceal Your Coins

February 17th, 2019

How do you convert bitcoin that’s associated with your identity into coins with no connection to your name? In an era of enhanced blockchain forensics tools, passing your coins through a few addresses and hoping for the best won’t cut it. Reclaiming your right to privacy and to own bitcoin anonymously calls for a smarter…

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

February 17th, 2019

In this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and…

Court Reconsiders Ruling After SEC Proves Blockvest Tokens Are Securities

February 17th, 2019

After failing to convince a federal court regarding the nature of Blockvest tokens in the previous hearing, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally convinced the same judge that these tokens are securities. The agency alleges that the firm and its founder made several false claims regarding their token’s regulatory status. SEC’s Motion…