Blockstream, the firm behind the Bitcoin (BTC) sidechains Liquid and Lightning Network, has launched its "Liquid Ventures Initiative," which seeks to connect developers looking to build on the commercial sidechain with crypto investors.The announcement follows the completion of the first Liquid Demo Day, which saw participation from startups...
A $1 investment in Bitcoin (BTC) in 2009 would buy a luxury yacht today — but $1 of gold would only buy you a chocolate bar.That was the result of a comparison from statistician Willy Woo, who this week unveiled his latest tool for tracking the largest cryptocurrency’s...
Jeff Bezos, CEO of online shopping giant Amazon, recently tapped record wealth levels, holding more personal wealth than all the speculative capital currently invested in crypto's largest asset — Bitcoin (BTC). “Amazon stock shares surged 4.4% to a record $2,878.70 Wednesday, boosting the founder’s world-leading fortune to $171.6 billion,”...
If Bitcoin can break above the overhead resistance, a few altcoins are likely to pick up momentum and provide short-term trading opportunities.
Regulators in Japan may be more inclined to approve new virtual currencies for trading if they have greater financial transparency and aren’t involved in gambling Dapps.According to a new report from Xangle Research on Japanese digital asset regulations, the country's financial watchdog, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), specifically...
Investors who participated in Tezos’ (XTZ) initial coin offering (ICO) between July 1, 2017, and July 13, 2017, have been notified that they may be eligible for a share of the $25 million settlement proposed settlement to an ongoing class-action lawsuit alleging securities violations.What may comprise the case’s...
Chicago-based crypto exchange ErisX has notified its members and participants that it will start offering trading on Ether futures in the United States.According to a company blog post on May 11, ErisX said individual and institutional investors will be able to access futures contracts based on Ethereum (ETH)-USD...
In the clash of ideas between centralized and decentralized finance, is one better than the other, or do they both need each other?The latest months of global quarantine have been nothing less than a renaissance for online events across spheres. This has been especially true for the technologically...
Max Bronstein, who works on the Institutional Coverage team at Coinbase, believes “fireworks” are coming to the global currency market. What’s more, a spike in volatility of currencies might largely benefit the price of Bitcoin (BTC).He said:“A lot has been said on BTC's performance during bouts of equity...
Per a July 2 announcement, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are opening up virtual hours for industry players looking to discuss innovation and new technologies in banking. More venues for crypto to meet with regulatorsThe new meetings will...