Crypto Exchange Giant Coinbase to Sell Shares Privately Ahead of Public Offering
Jan25

Crypto Exchange Giant Coinbase to Sell Shares Privately Ahead of Public Offering

According to a recent report, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is purportedly planning to sell stock on Nasdaq’s private market ahead of the initial public offering (IPO). Coinbase reportedly notified shareholders that they will receive information pertaining to the private sale this week. Reports Indicate That Coinbase May Sell Shares via the Nasdaq Private Market Ahead of the IPO Coinbase is the biggest...

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Should I Buy Bitcoin? — Switzerland’s Largest Bank UBS Provides Guidance on BTC Investing
Jan24

Should I Buy Bitcoin? — Switzerland’s Largest Bank UBS Provides Guidance on BTC Investing

Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, has published guidance for clients about investing in bitcoin. The bank answers some important questions, such as whether one should buy bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and whether bitcoin can be used to diversify portfolios. ‘Should I buy’ Bitcoin? UBS Answers UBS published a detailed report about bitcoin last week. It answers some questions that the bank is currently discussing with its clients,...

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Mad Money’s Jim Cramer Advises $731M Powerball Jackpot Winner to Put 5% in Bitcoin
Jan24

Mad Money’s Jim Cramer Advises $731M Powerball Jackpot Winner to Put 5% in Bitcoin

Mad Money host Jim Cramer has provided some investment advice aimed at the latest Powerball jackpot winner of $731.1 million. He recommends putting 5% of the jackpot in bitcoin alongside several other investments, such as gold and real estate. Jim Cramer Says Put 5% of Powerball Jackpot in Bitcoin Someone won a Powerball jackpot worth an estimated $731.1 million last week, which was one of the largest lottery prizes in U.S. history....

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Harvard Economics Professor: Governments Will Not Allow Bitcoin on a Big Scale and They Will Win
Jan24

Harvard Economics Professor: Governments Will Not Allow Bitcoin on a Big Scale and They Will Win

Harvard Professor of Economics and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kenneth Rogoff believes that governments will not allow bitcoin to flourish on a large scale. “The regulation will come in. The government will win,” he said. The professor also discussed the likelihood of a bitcoin bubble. Harvard Professor Warns of Strict Crypto Regulation Harvard University Professor Kenneth Rogoff shared some...

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Crypto ETF Race Heats Up in 2021- Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust Files to List Shares on NYSE
Jan24

Crypto ETF Race Heats Up in 2021- Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust Files to List Shares on NYSE

2021 has been an explosive year for bitcoin as the crypto asset has touched new all-time price highs as cryptocurrencies have seen increased demand. Meanwhile, a number of crypto proponents expect the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be approved this year as a number of firms are racing to launch an ETF. On Friday, the Texas-based firm Valkyrie Digital Assets filed an ETF registration proposal called the Valkyrie Bitcoin Trust with...

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Global Chip Shortages Disrupt Bitcoin Mining Rig Production: China’s Dominant Position as Hash Rate Leader Under Threat
Jan24

Global Chip Shortages Disrupt Bitcoin Mining Rig Production: China’s Dominant Position as Hash Rate Leader Under Threat

The ongoing global shortage of chips that are used in the production of bitcoin mining rigs is now causing manufacturing disruptions. According to one report, these disruptions are causing a shortage of rigs on the market and subsequent price increases. Already, the report suggests that the prices of new mining rigs have doubled while second-hand machines saw their prices go up by more than 50% in the past year. Chipmakers Shunning...

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Nasdaq-Listed Crypto Firm Sued, Accused of Defrauding Investors With Fake Bitcoin Mining Business
Jan24

Nasdaq-Listed Crypto Firm Sued, Accused of Defrauding Investors With Fake Bitcoin Mining Business

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against a Nasdaq-listed bitcoin mining company. The suit cites a report claiming that the business is “completely fraudulent,” with nonexistent bitcoin mining operations. Lawsuit Alleges Crypto Firm’s Bitcoin Mining Business Is ‘Completely Fraudulent’ A class-action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in the Southern District Court of New York against Bit Digital Inc., its CEO Min Hu, and CFO Erke...

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Indian Crypto Exchange Buyucoin Hacked, Sensitive Data of 325K Users Reportedly Leaked
Jan24

Indian Crypto Exchange Buyucoin Hacked, Sensitive Data of 325K Users Reportedly Leaked

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Buyucoin has reportedly been hacked and sensitive data of about 325,000 users has reportedly been leaked onto the dark web. According to reports, the leaked data includes personal information, encrypted passwords, user wallet details, order details, bank details, PAN numbers, passport numbers, and deposit histories. Indian Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked Buyucoin, a Delhi NCR-based cryptocurrency...

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Buying Items and Services With Bitcoin: A Look at Crypto Asset Accepting Merchants in 2021
Jan23

Buying Items and Services With Bitcoin: A Look at Crypto Asset Accepting Merchants in 2021

While the price of bitcoin and numerous cryptocurrencies have jumped in value, a great number of merchants have been willing to accept digital currencies for goods and services. These days a crypto proponent can buy literally anything with their crypto assets and some of these items are very unique and extraordinary. Crypto Spenders Can Build a Dream Home or Acquire Luxury Vehicles There’s an awful lot of things people can purchase in...

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Bitcoin Whales Grow After Price Bottoms, Analyst Says ‘Coins Are Moving to Very Strong Holders’
Jan23

Bitcoin Whales Grow After Price Bottoms, Analyst Says ‘Coins Are Moving to Very Strong Holders’

While the price of bitcoin has been consolidating just above the $30k handle, onchain data shows that when the price dropped to $28,800, bitcoin whales bought the dip. Statics from Glassnode’s web portal shows the number of addresses with more than 1,000 bitcoin has spiked after hitting the price bottom. The Number of Addresses Holding 1,000 Bitcoin Spikes According to onchain statistics, bitcoin whales with a balance of more than...

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Janet Yellen Clarifies Her Stance on Bitcoin — Promises ‘Effective’ Crypto Regulation
Jan23

Janet Yellen Clarifies Her Stance on Bitcoin — Promises ‘Effective’ Crypto Regulation

Joe Biden’s pick to become the new U.S. Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, has clarified her stance on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. This follows her remarks during a Senate hearing when she said that cryptocurrencies are mostly used for illicit financing. Janet Yellen Clarifies Her Crypto Plans Janet Yellen clarified her position on the regulation of cryptocurrencies in a written testimony published Thursday following the Senate...

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Purging Today’s Freedom Activists: Why Big Tech’s Censorship Isn’t Directed Solely at Trump Supporters
Jan23

Purging Today’s Freedom Activists: Why Big Tech’s Censorship Isn’t Directed Solely at Trump Supporters

There’s been a lot of unrest in the U.S. and just before the presidential election’s electoral vote, Big Tech took action and censored a great number of individuals and even competing social media platforms. Moreover, even after President Biden’s first few days in office, social media apps continued to purge dissent. On January 22, Facebook deleted my social media profile, and a former co-worker’s account as well, for our libertarian...

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Crypto Crime Fell Sharply to Only 0.3% of All Cryptocurrency Activity in 2020
Jan23

Crypto Crime Fell Sharply to Only 0.3% of All Cryptocurrency Activity in 2020

A study by blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis finds that cryptocurrency-related crime has fallen significantly. The criminal share of all crypto activity fell to just 0.34% in 2020. This contradicts recent statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen and ECB President Christine Lagarde that cryptocurrencies are mostly used for illicit financing. Crypto Crime Plummeted in 2020 Chainalysis shared some findings from its...

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Panamanian Lawmakers to Hold Discussions on Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the Country
Jan23

Panamanian Lawmakers to Hold Discussions on Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the Country

Panamanian lawmakers will start to analyze a draft bill that seeks to regulate cryptocurrencies in the nation. Local deputy (MP) Rolando Rodríguez presented the bill to the Commerce Commission of Panama’s National Assembly. Draft Bill’s Author: Panama Is Lagging Behind Other Countries in the Matter According to La Estrella de Panama, the MP is advocating to pursue an agenda focused on digitalizing the Panamanian economy. He believes...

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Japanese Police Arrest 30 People for Allegedly Having Exchanged Stolen Cryptos From the 2018 Coincheck Hack
Jan23

Japanese Police Arrest 30 People for Allegedly Having Exchanged Stolen Cryptos From the 2018 Coincheck Hack

Japanese police charged 30 people for their alleged involvement in illegal transactions linked to the well-known $530 million Coincheck hack in 2018. Tokyo authorities traced all individuals’ transactions to different places across the nation. Illicit Transactions Are Estimated to Have Totaled Over $96 Million Initially, Nikkei reported that the suspects were either arrested or their cases have been referred to the prosecutors’...

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