SBI Doesn’t Ban Credit Card Crypto Purchases Despite Issuing Warning

SBI Doesn't Ban Credit Card Crypto Purchases Despite Issuing WarningSBI Cards & Payments Services Pvt. Ltd, the second largest issuer of credit cards in India, has warned customers of the risks associated with cryptocurrencies. Despite the warning, the company did not move to ban its customers from purchasing bitcoin and other virtual currencies using SBI issued credit cards. Also Read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin […]

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Bangladesh Authorities on “Hunt” for Bitcoin Traders

Bangladesh Authorities on "Hunt" for Bitcoin TradersBangladesh – one of the few countries presently attempting to enforce a ban on cryptocurrency trading and use – has announced that several major state institutions will begin ramping up efforts to crack down on bitcoin adoption among Bangladeshi citizens. Also Read: Indians Look to Buy Bitcoin Overseas as Regulations Tighten Bangladesh Central Bank Warns Financial […]

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Antminer S5 Disrupts T-Mobile Broadband Network

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has demanded that a New York City resident turn off his bitcoin mining hardware after it was discovered that his Antminer S5 was interfering with a broadband network operated by T-Mobile. According to the FCC, the mining rig was “generating spurious emissions” and “causing harmful interference” on “frequencies assigned […]

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Academics Claim “Crypto-Colonialism” Rampant in Puerto Rico

Academics Claim "Crypto-Colonialism" Rampant in Puerto RicoAn opinion piece authored by academics representing Anglia Ruskin University and Trinity College Dublin have alleged that cryptocurrency mining operations are placing strains on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. The article argues that Puerto Rico has not fully recovered from the damage reaped by Hurricane Maria, and that the island is ill-equipped to cope with the wave […]

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ICO Craze Lures Australian Investors

ICO Craze Lures Australian InvestorsThe hype surrounding the profit-potential associated with initial coin offerings (ICOs) is continuing to attract participation from Australian investors. Despite the potential to incur fast losses just as easily as fast profits, many Australians appear to be dabbling with casual cryptocurrency investment. Also Read: US Regulator Warns Against Pump-and-Dumps and Advises How to Buy Crypto Australian […]

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Bitfinex Plans Launch of Decentralized Exchange Eosfinex

Bitfinex has announced that it will launch a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange built on the Eos.io platform. The new platform, Eosfinex, will be the first exchange to be hosted using Eos.io’s decentralized application infrastructure. Also Read: EOS Raises $700M Despite Token Affording No “Rights, Uses, Purpose, or Features” Bitfinex Partners With Eos to Develop Eosfinex Bitfinex claims […]

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Recovers to Test $10,000 Area

The BTC markets have ramped up to test the $10,000 USD area on leading exchanges following a break above resistance at $9,000. Bitcoin has recovered by more than 60% since testing the $6,000 area on February 6th. Also Read: Coinbase Develops Bitpay Competitor Supporting BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC Bitcoin Tests $10,000 Bitcoin has produced bullish […]

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Seven UK Companies Form Cryptocurrency Trade Body

Seven Companies Form UK Cryptocurrency Trade BodySeven major crypto companies operating in the UK have announced the formation an independent cryptocurrency trade body. The group, Crypto UK, has stated that its principal aim is to “improve industry standards and engage policymakers.” Also Read: Independent Ratings Agency Alerts Investors About Dangers of Tether Leading Cryptocurrency Companies form Crypto UK Trade Body Seven leading […]

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Hong Kong Crypto Traders Turn to U.S. Futures Markets

Hong Kong Crypto Traders Turn to U.S. Futures MarketsAn increasing number of Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency traders are reportedly turning to U.S.-based bitcoin futures. The shift away from domestic markets has been spurred by a perception that the American futures markets receive greater regulatory oversight than Hong Kong’s unregulated cryptocurrency exchanges. Also Read: Bank of Thailand Bans Banks From Cryptocurrency Activities Demand for Exposure to […]

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U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets

U.S. Corporate Customers Barred From Bitfinex’s Margin Markets?Multiple concerned U.S. corporate customers of Bitfinex have posted on Reddit after discovering that they were unable to access the exchange’s margin trading services. Although Bitfinex has previously indicated that it would no longer allow U.S individuals to access the exchange’s services, Bitfinex’s support portal currently states that the restrictions do not affect U.S. corporate […]

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