Bitcoin Futures Battle Heats Up With New Player, Will it Drive Crypto Market Recovery?

A lot of hopes have been pinned on institutional heavyweights entering the crypto space in 2019. The promise of more Bitcoin futures and crypto products from the big players could be the catalyst that drives market recovery. A new exchange has entered the fray and it aims to take on the giants with physically delivered…

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Bitfinex Will List Its New Exchange Token Starting Monday

Bitfinex will list its LEO exchange token on Monday, trading against bitcoin, ether, EOS, tether and the U.S. dollar.

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Pushed Off the Cliff

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) spoiled the upside gains we had made yesterday in the Bitcoin market. The regulator delayed its decision on the Bitcoin ETF proposed by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The Bitcoin price fell 11% soon after the news broke into the wire. To ease our pain, we joked and called…

A Top-20 Crypto Exchange Is Replacing Tether With a Rival Stablecoin

Tether, despite questions surrounding its finances, remains the dominant stablecoin. Following a recent announcement, is that starting to change?

Bitcoin’s Killer App is Ransomware, Not Payments: Stripe COO

Stripe, a digital payments provider, took a pioneering role with bitcoin in 2015 when it introduced a tool that allowed merchants to accept bitcoin. This past April, the company discontinued the service. The company’s COO, Claire Hughes Johnson, told Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference Tuesday that the reason behind the firm’s abandonment of BTC is that…

Casa’s Lightning-Enabled Bitcoin Node Just Got a Browser Extension

Cryptocurrency custody startup Casa has launched a browser extension for direct control of its lightning network-enabled bitcoin node. 

Security or Currency? Jury to Decide Next Year in ICO Fraud Case

A jury will decide whether tokens issued through two allegedly fraudulent initial coin offerings (ICOs) count as securities.

#MeToo Movement Turns to Ethereum to Evade Censorship

Inspired by the #metoo movement, students in China are coding messages into the ethereum blockchain to escape Chinese internet censorship.

$600 Fraud? Fake ICO White Papers Draw Scrutiny in China

A report from China's Beijing News says copywriters in China are offering to fabricate ICO white papers for a fee.

QuadrigaCX Imbroglio Continues: Cotten Mentioned Bitcoin Key Loss In 2014

Since NewsBTC’s last updates on the QuadrigaCX situation, little knowledge has been garnered about the current whereabouts or legitimacy of the exchange’s supposed Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and other digital asset holdings. But, this hasn’t stopped astute industry participants from scouring the web for clues, as victims continue to clamor for their hard-earned funds. Bitcoin Private Key…



Fidelity Reveals Cryptocurrency and Digital Asset Trading Platform

Fidelity Investments, one of the world's largest financial services providers, is launching a crypto trading and storage platform.

Indian Exchange Launches Lending Program for 5 Cryptocurrencies

An Indian crypto exchange has launched a program that allows its users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange. Initially, users can lend BTC, USDT, BNB, XRP, and ETH. The CEO of the exchange has shared details about this new offering with Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities…

A Small Crypto Coin Is Making Big Claims About a Private Proof-of-Stake

Even though it's yet to gain much notoriety, token project Spectre is innovating in a trending area – private staking for proof-of-stake blockchains.

Two Weeks After Losing $60 Million in Bitcoin, Nicehash Are Back

In early December, mining pool Nicehash was forced to close after allegedly being hacked, losing almost 4,450 BTC in the process. At the time, those bitcoins were worth around $60 million and they have appreciated substantially since then. Miners who had their newly minted coins stolen feared they were gone for good. To their delight,…

A New Exchange Launches, Letting Institutions Custody Their Own Crypto

LGO Markets, a new crypto exchange for institutional investors with an unusual approach to custody, will launch spot trading on March 11.

From Law to Lawlessness: Bits of the Untold QuadrigaCX Story

QuadrigaCX was once a well-run exchange but changed course overnight, writes a lawyer who represented the firm early on.


Bitcoin ‘Nuclear Winter’ Doesn’t Scare Billionaire Crypto Bull Jim Breyer

Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Jim Breyer stated that despite a prolonged crypto “nuclear winter,” he still believes that the promise offered by the technology is too great for it to be permanently buried by short-term market movements. Speaking at the 2018 Fortune Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, China, Breyer noted that while these are…

$37 Million of Bitcoin Revenue Helps Square Accelerate Growth in Q2

Square has reported its Q2 2018 financial results, revealing that $37 million of Bitcoin-related revenue helped the company accelerate its growth during the period. While the company still made very little profit from cryptocurrency trading in Q2, management is content with not trying to push the monetization of the feature just yet. Also Read: Coinmarketcap…

Bull Resistance? Bitcoin Price Needs Break Above $9K

Bitcoin bulls risk losing control unless prices see a convincing break above $9,000 soon, the technical charts suggest.

Tutorial: How to Use CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer

CoinDesk's Crypto-Economics Explorer is our innovative new data tool that brings together a host of data types. Here's how to make the most of it.

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC Could Extend Decline To $3.2K-3.0K

Bitcoin price failed to stay above the $3,520 and $3,480 support levels against the US Dollar. There is a strong resistance formed near $3,500 and a bearish trend line on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price tested the $3,400 support and it remains at a risk of more…
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PR: Contentos Announces Investment From Binance Labs

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. does not endorse nor support this product/service. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Decentralized global content ecosystem, Contentos, has been catching the attention…

This $575 Million ICO With Royal Backing Is So Crazy, It Might Be Real

A video-on-demand service that shares ad revenues with viewers and creators has raised more than half a billion bucks in a private token sale.

Quoine Looks to Boost Crypto Liquidity With New Trading Platform

Crypto exchange startup Quoine has launched a trading platform called Liquid that it says will bring much needed liquidity to the crypto markets.

Taiwan Eyes November Deadline for Bitcoin AML Regulation

Taiwan will formally regulate bitcoin under anti-money laundering rules by the end of the year, says its minister of justice.

This Week in Bitcoin: A New Dawn

It’s too early to tell whether the crypto markets are out of the woods and inching back into the light. If a doctor was giving the prognosis, she would probably venture that we should remain “cautiously optimistic”. But if the top stories from this week in bitcoin are an indicator, there’s every reason to feel…

SEC Halts Multimillion-Dollar ‘Munchee’ ICO for Securities Violations

A California-based company has refunded a $15 million initial coin offering following an investigation by the SEC.

Wendy McElroy: The Double C-Word in the Private Sector

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 5: Saving the World Through Anarchism Chapter 11, Part 2 The Double C-Word in the Private Sector The first rule of the politics of fear is that if you want to make something sound scarier than it actually is, you add the word ‘culture’ at the…

Bitcoin Cash Continues to Skyrocket 15% to $535, Volume Quintuples

Ahead of its scheduled fork on November 15, the price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has increased by yet another 15 percent to $535. Yesterday, on November 3, CCN reported that the price of BCH surged by 12 percent from $425 to $477 ahead of its hard fork. The support of the original Bitcoin Cash roadmap…

Free Keene Activists Launch Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire

Keene, New Hampshire is well known city for libertarian philosophies and more recently as a hotbed for cryptocurrencies. On Monday, Nov. 12, crypto advocates from the region have announced the launch of a new educational center called the Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire. Also Read: Libertarian Hotspot the Free Keene Project Bolsters More Crypto-Adoption New Hampshire Bitcoin…