A bitcoin-friendly U.S. lawmaker is hoping to get members of Congress to disclose their holdings of cryptocurrency assets. In a written petition sent to the House Committee on Ethics dated Feb. 5, Colorado House Representative Jared Polis argued that, because cryptocurrency assets are regarded as commodities by several agencies, Congress members...
Japan's financial watchdog is reportedly planning to conduct more on-site inspections of domestic cryptocurrency exchanges. According to a report from Japan's Nikkei, the country's Financial Services Agency (FSA) is looking to inspect several more cryptocurrency exchanges in the country starting as soon as this week, following its visits to...
The European Union's top securities watchdog is has indicated that cryptocurrencies will be one of the agency's top priorities in 2018. In its latest supervisory work agenda released on Feb. 7, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) outlined the five primary areas that the agency will focus on...
The top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization look to be consolidating today, generally trading flat to positive below yesterdays highs. The notable exception is bitcoin cash, which at time of writing had spiked more than 23 percent in 24 hours. At press time, that figure had dropped a little...
The man who helped invent the financial embargoes that cut off terrorist funding after 9/11 is concerned that cryptocurrencies could be used to undermine his creations. A former deputy assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush, and a former deputy national security advisor for combating terrorism, Juan Zarate is...
Bitcoin's quick recovery from the minor wobble seen in Asian hours has strengthened the bull case scenario, technical charts indicate As of writing, CoinDesk's Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) is at $8,165 – up 3.9 percent from the overnight low of $7,573. That said, the cryptocurrency is still down...
One hedge fund manager isn't buying Kodak's blockchain pivot. In a research report released Wednesday, Kerrisdale Capital alleges Kodak's blockchain effort isn't genuine, going so far as to call it "a last-ditch stock promotion gambit for a company hurtling towards bankruptcy." Kerrisdale holds a short position on Kodak's stock,...
Billionaire and former Wall Street fund trader Mike Novogratz has reportedly raised $250 million for his come-back – a cryptocurrency investment venture dubbed Galaxy Digital. According to Bloomberg, the private placement will enable Novogratz's new firm to trade and manage cryptocurrency assets and offer consultancy services to blockchain startups. In...
"You should buy crypto in amounts you're not worried about, and sell it whenever you start thinking about it." At least that's Blockchain CEO Peter Smith's stance on investing in cryptocurrency, a take issued during just one of a dozen or so panel discussions at Yahoo Finance's All Markets Summit Tuesday....
Wien Energie, the largest energy supplier in Austria, is testing a range of blockchain use cases in anticipation of building fully-fledged services around them. "We are testing blockchain-based services in Vienna's Viertel Zwei and once we have collected enough experience there, we will develop business models and bring them...