Crypto News

$3.2 Trillion in Bitcoin Payments Processed in 2018: Is the Cryptocurrency a Better Version of Gold?

Image: Shutterstock By CCN.com: Throughout 2018, more than $ 3.2 trillion worth of Bitcoin payments were processed on the public blockchain network. The high on-chain transaction volume of the dominant cryptocurrency has demonstrated the efficiency of the asset as a cross-border payment method and as an alternative to existing settlement systems for international payments. Is […]

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Freemium Isn’t Free! Free Mobile Games Generated a Whopping $61 Billion in 2018

Fortnite was last year’s biggest winner with 2.4 billion USD in revenue. Image from Shutterstock. The 2018 end-of-year report by Nielsen-owned gaming research company SuperData has revealed that so-called freemium games – games that are free to play but typically enable microtransactions for users to purchase upgrades and gizmos – are dominating the entertainment market, […]

Bitcoin

Kraken Received 3 Times More Law Enforcement Requests in 2018

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has revealed that it has received three times more law enforcement requests in 2018 compared to 2017. The overwhelming majority of requesting authorities is in the US.  A Chokepoint for Law Enforcement San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has released an infographic displaying the increasing number of law enforcement requests received in 2018. […]

Blockchain

‘Market Will Catch Up’ – Bitcoin Network Statistics Show 2018 as ‘BUIDL’ Year

Bitcoin had its year of “BUIDL” in 2018, with everything but price “improving and growing,” Statoshi.info creator and Casa Hodl CTO Jameson Lopp has revealed. What’s In A Bitcoin Price? In a retrospective of the Bitcoin network published January 1, Lopp, a serial commentator on technical and wider issues affecting cryptocurrency, came out highly bullish […]

Crypto News

Top 5 Worst Bitcoin Price Predictions of 2018

Despite the price of bitcoin reaching a record high in 2017 and then taking a bearish turn as 2018 kicked in, bitcoin bulls were not deterred and continued making overoptimistic predictions throughout the year. Among the prominent bitcoin bulls, the co-founder of markets analysis firm Fundstrat Global, Tom Lee, stood out for his unrelenting optimism […]