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CEO: Bitcoin Halving Will Hugely Push The Entire Cryptocurrency Market Upwards

CEO: Bitcoin Halving Will Hugely Push The Entire Cryptocurrency Market Upwards

Bitcoin Suisse CEO, Arthur Vayloyan sets out a bullish expectation for cryptocurrency in 2020. And while many investors are feeling a sense of frustration over Bitcoin’s failure to recapture the all-time high, Vayloyan reminds us that many positive developments are occurring in the background, which will likely add to upside pressure. Not forgetting Bitcoin’s halving in May.

YESTERDAY

Plaintiffs Move to Combine Their Market-Manipulation Lawsuits Against Bitfinex and Tether

Plaintiffs Move to Combine Their Market-Manipulation Lawsuits Against Bitfinex and Tether

Plaintiffs in three separate putative class action lawsuits against Bitfinex and Tether have moved to consolidate their cases, according to a Thursday court filing.

YESTERDAY

Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online

Telegram CEO’s 18-Hour Deposition Transcript Is Published Online

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov gave a deposition regarding the company’s alleged violation of United States securities law by conducting $1.7 billion Gram token sale in 2018.

YESTERDAY

Bitcoin miners made an estimated $5 billion in revenue during 2019

Bitcoin miners made an estimated $5 billion in revenue during 2019

The world's bitcoin miners brought in an estimated $5 billion in revenue during 2019.

YESTERDAY

US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO

US SEC Charges Convict and Associates for $30M Fraudulent ICO

The United States Securities and Exchange Commision has charged a group of criminals, who raised over $30 million through a fraudulent initial coin offering (ICO).

18 JANUARY 2020



Oklahoma lawmaker proposes state-chartered crypto depository

Oklahoma lawmaker proposes state-chartered crypto depository

A lawmaker in the U.S. state of Oklahoma has proposed creating a state-chartered financial institution that, if approved, would serve as "the central depository for virtual currency used by governmental agencies in this state."

18 JANUARY 2020

Confirmed: Craig Wright doesn’t have keys to $8 billion of Bitcoin

Confirmed: Craig Wright doesn’t have keys to $8 billion of Bitcoin

Craig Wright’s lawyer confirmed to Decrypt today that Wright does not possess—nor even claim to possess—the private keys that can be used to spend $8 billion of Bitcoin that Satoshi Nakamoto mined in Bitcoin’s early days.

18 JANUARY 2020

Blockchain Dispute Resolution Firm to List On London Stock Exchange

Blockchain Dispute Resolution Firm to List On London Stock Exchange

A company that uses smart contracts to manage arbitration and dispute resolution around blockchain transactions announced on Jan. 17 its intention to list on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

18 JANUARY 2020

CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

CabbageTech CEO Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison After Pleading Guilty in Fraud Case

Patrick McDonnell was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of defrauding investors in his crypto trading firm CabbageTech, otherwise known as Coin Drop Markets.

18 JANUARY 2020

Ex-CFTC Chairman to Promote Blockchain-Based USD in New Think Tank

Ex-CFTC Chairman to Promote Blockchain-Based USD in New Think Tank

J. Christopher Giancarlo, former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), plans to promote the blockchain-based United States dollar with a new think tank.

17 JANUARY 2020

Most Canadian crypto exchanges likely fall under securities laws, according to new guidance

Most Canadian crypto exchanges likely fall under securities laws, according to new guidance

New guidance from the umbrella group for Canadian securities regulators indicates that many of the country's crypto exchanges will fall under national securities laws.

17 JANUARY 2020

36% Of U.S Smes Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

36% Of U.S Smes Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

About one-third of US-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accept cryptocurrency as a payment for their goods and services, according to a survey commissioned by American insurer Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a subsidiary of German Munich Re.

17 JANUARY 2020

Huobi Joins Blockchain Turkey Platform to Boost Local Ecosystem

Huobi Joins Blockchain Turkey Platform to Boost Local Ecosystem

Major crypto exchange Huobi becomes a member of the Blockchain Turkey Platform to cooperate with local players on blockchain efforts.

17 JANUARY 2020

Crypto asset manager Grayscale posts its best year with over $600 million in investments

Crypto asset manager Grayscale posts its best year with over $600 million in investments

Crypto asset management giant Grayscale Investment brought in more than $600 million from investors during 2019.

17 JANUARY 2020

Chainalysis traced $2.8 billion in bitcoin being sent to crypto exchanges by criminals last year

Chainalysis traced $2.8 billion in bitcoin being sent to crypto exchanges by criminals last year

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis said Wednesday that it traced $2.8 billion in Bitcoin being sent by criminals to crypto exchanges in 2019, with the bulk of those transactions going to Binance and Huobi.

16 JANUARY 2020

NBA's Sacramento Kings partner with ConsenSys to launch sports gear auctions on Ethereum

NBA's Sacramento Kings partner with ConsenSys to launch sports gear auctions on Ethereum

NBA’s Sacramento Kings has partnered with blockchain software development studio ConsenSys to release a sports gear auction platform built on the Ethereum blockchain.

16 JANUARY 2020

Bithumb dispute taken to Tax Tribunal

Bithumb dispute taken to Tax Tribunal

Korea's leading cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb filed a complaint with the Tax Tribunal against the National Tax Service (NTS) over what it considers a "groundless" tax the agency imposed on its customers, the company said Friday.

16 JANUARY 2020

Team Behind Foin Token Scheme Explains Catastrophic Price Drop

Team Behind Foin Token Scheme Explains Catastrophic Price Drop

The Foin project — which is behind the eponymous token that sunk following its supposed unlocking period at the beginning of January — has released an official explanation of the token’s tanking after the purported price pump.

16 JANUARY 2020

JPMorgan Spinoff Kadena Launches Public Blockchain, Integrates Wallet to Cosmos Network

JPMorgan Spinoff Kadena Launches Public Blockchain, Integrates Wallet to Cosmos Network

Crypto startup Kadena’s public blockchain launched Wednesday, adding interoperable smart contract support between the public chain and its private chain counterparts.

15 JANUARY 2020

Malaysian SC Mandates Token Sale on Registered IEO Platforms

Malaysian SC Mandates Token Sale on Registered IEO Platforms

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) on Wednesday published detailed guidelines for the digital asset industry, mandating token sales on initial exchange offering (IEO) platforms.

15 JANUARY 2020

Bitcoin Eyes $9K After Biggest Single-Day Rise in a Month

Bitcoin Eyes $9K After Biggest Single-Day Rise in a Month

Bitcoin jumped sharply on Tuesday, violating key resistance and opening the doors for a test of a widely followed technical line above $9,000.

15 JANUARY 2020

U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report due to be submitted to the U.N. Security Council later this month.

15 JANUARY 2020

Mediterranean Olive Oil Producer Uses IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Fraud

Mediterranean Olive Oil Producer Uses IBM Blockchain to Fight Food Fraud

CHO, one of the largest olive oil producers in the southern Mediterranean, announced on Jan. 14 that it is using IBM’s blockchain technology to provide traceability for its Terra Delyssa extra virgin olive oil. The company is the latest major food provider to join IBM’S Food Trust Network.

15 JANUARY 2020

IBM and Chef Aarón Sánchez Bring Food to the Blockchain

IBM and Chef Aarón Sánchez Bring Food to the Blockchain

Chef Aarón Sánchez and IBM teamed up at CES 2020 to create a vision of a blockchain-based food chain. IBM's Food Trust project, of which Sánchez is a part, aims to allow growers, grocers and cooks to track their food from seed to plate.

15 JANUARY 2020

Texas Securities Board Added Cryptocurrencies to List of Top Threats to Investors

Texas Securities Board Added Cryptocurrencies to List of Top Threats to Investors

Texas regulators have included cryptocurrencies in their list of top threats to investors, according to the latest Texas Investor Guide.

15 JANUARY 2020

The FBI Is Now Reaching Out to QuadrigaCX Victims

The FBI Is Now Reaching Out to QuadrigaCX Victims

The FBI is emailing QuadrigaCX victims, confirming the federal agency is investigating the circumstances around the Canadian crypto exchange's collapse.

15 JANUARY 2020

WeChat mini programs are becoming a lot more important for Tencent

WeChat mini programs are becoming a lot more important for Tencent

WeChat is already China’s most popular social platform, but Tencent seems eager to make even more money from its ubiquitous app. It plans to achieve this with a not-so-secret weapon: Mini programs.

14 JANUARY 2020

Fidelity Investments' crypto arm makes first push into Europe

Fidelity Investments' crypto arm makes first push into Europe

The cryptocurrency arm of Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest investment managers, has launched its first foray into Europe, opening a new front in efforts to drag digital money into mainstream investing.

14 JANUARY 2020

Bitcoin-Like Digital Asset Ranks Fourth Among Chinese Investor’s Favorite Investment Products

Bitcoin-Like Digital Asset Ranks Fourth Among Chinese Investor’s Favorite Investment Products

Digital asset represented by Bitcoin has ranked fourth on the popularity list for Chinese investors, according to a recent report by Duxiaoman Financial, China’s search giant Baidu’s fintech arm that provides short-term loans and investment services.

14 JANUARY 2020

Analytics Firm Training Students to Detect Cryptocurrency Scams

Analytics Firm Training Students to Detect Cryptocurrency Scams

Cryptocurrency analytics firm CipherTrace has launched “Defenders League,'' a program designed to provide students with the training and tools necessary to investigate crypto-related scams.

14 JANUARY 2020

US Treasury to Complete PoC of Blockchain-Based Grants Payment System

US Treasury to Complete PoC of Blockchain-Based Grants Payment System

The United States Treasury Department has almost completed tests of a blockchain-based grants payment capability as part of the exploration of how the tech can improve such operations.

14 JANUARY 2020

Telegram Will Release Bank Records to SEC in Ongoing Gram ICO Case

Telegram Will Release Bank Records to SEC in Ongoing Gram ICO Case

Telegram will release bank records that the United States Securities Exchange Commission believes will prove misconduct in the latter’s $1.7 billion offering of Gram tokens.

14 JANUARY 2020

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