Bitcoin

HODL No More? The Amount of Bitcoin in Active Wallets Is Near Record Highs

An increasing amount of bitcoin is being held by active individual users, rather than companies and long-term investors, according to new data from Chainalysis. Announced Monday, the analytics firm found 4.8 million bitcoin, or roughly 32 percent of the protocol’s cryptocurrency supply (minus lost coins), was held in personal wallets with some level of transactional […]

Crypto News

Opinion: Is India’s Central Bank Nervous About Supreme Court Allowing Crypto Trading?

Advertisement The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the central bank of the country, has told the supreme court that the institution’s decision to prohibit crypto trading should not be challenged by local businesses. In an affidavit filed with the supreme court of India, RBI stated: “The impugned circular and the impugned statement neither violate the […]

Bitcoin

John Newbery: I’m Responsible For ‘Worst Bitcoin Bug Since 2010’

Bitcoin Core developers have decried infighting between Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters after John Newbery claimed responsibility for last week’s CVE-2018-17144 network bug. ‘Embarrassed And Sorry’ In comments on Twitter September 23, Newbery, who is tasked with checking the Bitcoin codebase, said it was because of him that the bug had gone unnoticed. […]

Crypto News

Dubai Govt Upgrades Payment Portal DubaiPay with Blockchain technology

Advertisement The Smart Dubai office, a government initiative led by the Crown Prince of Dubai, is integrating blockchain technology into its retail payments smartphone app DubaiPay, enabling reconciliation and settlement transactions in real-time. Developed in collaboration with Dubai’s Department of Finance (DoF), the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) launched the system on Sunday with a press […]

Altcoins

Cybercriminals’ Still Prefer Bitcoin But Privacy Alt-Coins Will Rise, Europol Report

Image credit: Hacker via Pixabay A Europol report has warned that while bitcoin remains top dog in the world of crypto-focused cybercriminal activity, so-called privacy coins like Monero (XMR) are set to take the leadership position shortly, which will come with a unique set of problems and risks to online security stakeholders. The report states that […]

Bitcoin

Regulators Are Landing Punches, But There's a Long Crypto Fight Ahead

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. There are shifts at ShapeShift and not everyone’s happy with them. When the token exchange […]

Blockchain

In Taiwan, A Politician Has Accepted The First Ever Bitcoin Donation

The lively political system in Taiwan continues to foster interest, discussion, and even the use of cryptocurrencies, as more people express an interest in technological innovation.  Officials in Taiwan have taken a marked interest in virtual currency and blockchain. Dialogue and discussion about both technologies has made its presence felt in the political sphere. In […]

Crypto News

English Football Giant Liverpool Partners Blockchain-Based Trading App TigerWit

Advertisement Forex trading platform TigerWit has announced a new partnership with Liverpool Football Club and the launch of a new blockchain-based trading app that gives clients access to access to key global markets and trade FX, indices, commodities and metals. Under the terms of the partnership, TigerWit becomes the ‘Official Foreign Exchange Trading Partner of Liverpool FC’ […]