Venezuela and Argentina Are Buying the Dip, New Data Shows

If you look at the latest activity on Localbitcoins, there has been a large spike in recent days from both Argentina and Venezuela buying...

Does the Fall of $158M Crypto ICO Show Necessity of Strict Regulation?

Recently, Sirin Labs, an initial coin offering (ICO) project that raised $158 million during the bull market of 2017, made the headlines for its controversial pivot...

$1 Million Bet: Crypto Hedge Fund Wagers Crypto to Outperform Stock Market This Decade

Morgan Creek puts up a $1 million wager, inviting investors who believe the crypto market won’t outperform the S&P 500 to put their money...

Australian Company Issues Loans Backed by Cryptocurrencies

A Melbourne-based company is now offering crypto-backed loans. Helio operates under an Australian Credit License (ACL) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...

Over-the-Counter Trading as the Latest Battleground to Secure Institutional Investment

With the increasing trend for major financial institutions to invest in Bitcoin, United States crypto exchange and wallet provider Coinbase announced the launch of over-the-counter (OTC) trading for...

Report: South Korea to Push for Major Adoption of Cryptocurrencies

South Korea will push for major cryptocurrency adoption, claims a new report, strengthening the spotlight on the tech hub which forms one of the...

Crypto May Fulfill Nobel Winner F.A. Hayek’s Vision for Money: Economist

F.A. Hayek was a Nobel-prize winning economist. In the 1970s, in the middle of a punishing recession and inflationary period that lasted into the beginning Ronald...

Major UK Charity Fund Executive Believes Crypto Market Crash Is ‘Just a Bump in...

A major United Kingdom charity fund executive said at the Bloomberg Crypto Summit in Londonthis Friday that the recent crypto market crash is just a “bump in the road,” Bloomberg reports Dec. 7. James...

Report: More Chinese Miners Selling Short Following Crypto Market Slump

Chinese miners are reportedly becoming the biggest short sellers both locally and internationally, following an increased number of hedging operations in the current bear market,...

Mastercard Patent Filing Outlines Way to Anonymize Crypto Transactions

Payments giant Mastercard claims to have developed a new way of keeping cryptocurrency transactions private. According to a patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and...

Morgan Creek Digital Is Betting $1 Million That Crypto Can Beat the S&P

Morgan Creek Digital, an institutional manager focused on cryptocurrencies and digital assets, wants to bet $1 million that such assets will outperform the S&P...

Cryptocurrency index fund follows Warren Buffett’s playbook, but with a $1 million bet against...

A cryptocurrency asset manager is mimicking the playbook of one of the industry’s most notable critics: Warren Buffett. Morgan Creek Digital is recreating Buffett’s famous...

Coinbase Wants to Own ‘BUIDL’ Trademark, Filing Reveals

Exchange giant Coinbase is seeking a trademark for “BUIDL,” a popular term used by some segments of the cryptocurrency community, public records show. According to an...

4 Banks Complete €100K Commercial Paper Transaction on R3’s Corda

Four European banks – Commerzbank, ING, Natixis and Rabobank – have settled a live transaction for a short-term debt instrument on the Corda platform...

BitGo Brings Banker Out of Retirement to Lead Institutional Crypto Custody

BitGo has hired Richard J. Corcoran, a long-time veteran of the trust company industry, to head the crypto security startup’s institutional custody business. Announced Thursday,...

Poloniex Joins Fight for Institutional Investor Market With Dedicated Accounts

U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has launched a dedicated offering for institutional traders, the company announced in a blog post Dec. 4. Poloniex, which merged with financial services company Circle in February this year, currently...

Japan’s Money Forward Announces Details of Upcoming Crypto Exchange

Japanese public company Money Forward, operator of a personal budgeting app with 7 million users, is preparing to launch a crypto exchange. Three cryptocurrencies...

Crypto Exchange ErisX Raises $27.5 Million From Fidelity, Nasdaq Ventures and Others

Crypto exchange ErisX has raised $27.5 million from Fidelity Investments and Nasdaq Ventures, among other investors, Reuters reports Tuesday, Dec. 4. Nasdaq is the world’s second-largest stock exchange, while United...

Japanese Government to Prevent Crypto Tax Evasion With New Reporting System, Sources Say

Japan’s government is seeking ways to prevent tax evasion on significant profits from cryptocurrency transactions, daily Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reports Tuesday, Dec. 4. According to sources...

US Government Interested in Tracking Privacy Coins, New Document Shows

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to know if tracking transactions conducted using privacy coins is feasible. A new pre-solicitation document published by the DHS...

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Ethereum’s Geth Software Upgrades Ahead of January Hard Fork

The most-used ethereum software client has published code that includes an activation time for Constantinople, a proposed upgrade that, if enacted by users, would...

China: Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to Use Blockchain for Electronic Tax Invoices

Shenzhen, a major city in the Guangdong Province and the first economic special zone in  China, will use blockchain technology for electronic tax invoices. This development...

The Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies to Curb Money Laundering

The Netherlands is seeking to regulate cryptocurrency companies, supposedly in a bid to prevent money laundering and alleged terrorist financing. All virtual currency businesses...