Is Crypto Trading Volume Really Being Faked to the Tune of $13.8 Billion?

According to a report conducted by crypto trading information portal The Tie, a huge percentage of cryptocurrency trading volume is suspicious. Estimates were arrived at using average website visits versus reported trading volume and comparing this figure those found at the digital asset industry’s most reputable exchanges. Using this methodology, The Tie have argued that

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UK Thieves Target Bitcoin ATM in Smash and Grab

According to reports in UK news publication Northampton Chronicle, a Bitcoin ATM located in a grocery store has been targeted in the Northampton area by thieves in a brazen robbery. A group of three individuals are wanted in relation to the offence. During the incident, one of the trio threatened a shop keeper with a

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SEC to Host Forum on Crypto and Blockchain, Is Bitcoin Clampdown Looming?

The United States’s Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will hold a public forum on blockchain and crypto assets. The event is the second of its kind and will take place at the SEC Headquarters in Washington DC on May 31. The forum is being held in conjunction with the SEC’s Strategic Hub

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Tom Lee of Fundstrat: Bitcoin Bulls to Return in 2019

Tom Lee of Fundstrat Global Advisors has once again given cryptocurrency market predictions. The long-term Bitcoin bull stated earlier that sentiment will once again turn positive during 2019. Lee draws on technical, macro, and fundamental indicators to make these conclusions. However, we all know that he has been wrong on more than one occasion when

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QuadrigaCX Prompts Regulators to Move: Will Canada Clampdown on Crypto?

The QuadrigaCX debacle that has gripped the crypto space so far this year has evidently not gone unnoticed by Canadian financial regulators. In a consultation paper, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) appealed for the input of various crypto market participants to help with a proposed regulatory

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Former HSBC & Barclays Hacker to Demo Crypto Security Flaws at SXSW ‘19

A former “ethical hacker” with a number of high-profile institutions plans to host a blockchain security demonstration live at South By South West (SXSW) 2019. According to a press release, Rob Pope, currently of Dogtown Media and formerly a security specialist with HSBC and Barclays, will present on the weaknesses of various encrypted systems associated

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Bitcoin Miners Explore Renewable Energy and Power Recycling

The narrative that Bitcoin uses as much electricity as [insert small nation’s name here] annually is almost as tired as “tulip-mania” or comparisons to the “dot-com bubble” at this point. Yes, the Bitcoin network is power-hungry but that hardly tells a full picture of its environmental impact. Around the world, there are examples of Bitcoin

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Calgary Police Seek Information About Suspects in $145k Bitcoin ATM Scam

An unnamed Bitcoin ATM provider serving the Canadian market was scammed last year across a number of the nation’s cities. Police are now seeking information regarding four suspects believed to be involved in the fraud. The four men are believed to have taken around US$145,000 from the machines over the course of 10 days in

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Ripple Announces $100 Million Blockchain Gaming Fund with Forte

The company behind the XRP digital currency has announced plans to integrate blockchain technology with video gaming. To facilitate development on the project Ripple will be working with Forte, a startup founded this year and backed by Coinbase Ventures, Battery Ventures, and other prominent Silicon Valley investors. Amongst other things the goal of the project

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Facebook’s “Crypto” Currency Expected to Add Up to $19 Billion in Revenue

According to a client note issued by Barclay’s internet analyst Ross Sandler, Facebook’s launch of its own digital currency could yield billions in additional revenue for the firm. The social network has been reportedly developing its own stable-coin, although precise details of the project remain limited. Sandler estimates that the launch of “Facebook Coin” could

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