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Elon Musk Calls Bitcoin ‘Brilliant,’ Better Than Paper Money for Value Transfer

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 23:40
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has officially gone public with his belief crypto offers an improved alternative to conventional money.

Countdown Restarts Tomorrow for SEC Decision on CBOE-VanEck Bitcoin ETF

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 15:15
The VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal is slated for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow, giving the SEC 45 days to approve, reject or extend a decision on it.

Funds in Short Positions on Bitcoin Drop to 6-Month Low

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 14:44
The amount of money allocated to short bets against bitcoin fell to a more than 6-month low today.

Judge Appoints Law Firms to Represent QuadrigaCX Customers

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:45
Law firms Miller Thomson and Cox & Palmer will represent 115,000 QuadrigaCX customers as the exchange seeks to recoup the $196 million it owes them.

Ethereum Mining Pool Receives Mysterious $300K Blockchain Payout

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:30
Cryptocurrency mining pool Sparkpool received a payout today of over $300,000 for mining one block on the ethereum blockchain.

BitGo Offering $100 Million in Crypto Insurance Through Lloyd’s of London

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:25
BitGo is providing $100 million of cover against theft of digital assets or the loss of cryptographic keys via Lloyd’s of London.

2 Crypto Startups Unveil Security Token Issuance and Trading Service

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 10:00
Securitize and OTCXN aim to streamline the process of issuing and trading security tokens with their new all-in-one solution.

Crypto Trader Cumberland Upgrades from Skype to Wall Street Interface

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:30
Crypto market maker Cumberland is upgrading from trading by Skype to modern-day Wall Street-style screen-based interactions.

Crypto Startup TrueDigital Hires CEO from World’s Largest Hedge Fund

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:00
The startup that helped Signature Bank beat JPMorgan to the punch is hiring a former Bridgewater Associates manager as its new CEO.

South Korean Capital’s $1 Billion Startup Fund Will Include Blockchain Firms

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 07:40
The Seoul Metropolitan Government has committed over $1 billion to invest in innovative startups by 2022, including blockchain firms.

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain-Tracking Startup Neutrino for Undisclosed Price

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:00
Coinbase has acquired blockchain analytics startup Neutrino as part of a push to offer more diverse crypto assets.

Bitcoin Price Crosses Key Long-Term Hurdle For First Time in 9 Months

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:00
Bitcoin has broken the 100-day moving average for the first time in 272 days, and briefly passed $3,950 overnight.

Germany Seeking Industry Feedback for National Blockchain Strategy

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 04:00
The German government is soliciting industry feedback ahead of developing a blockchain strategy by summer, according to Reuters.

Mining Giant Bitmain Posts $500 Million Loss in IPO Financial Filing

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 23:10
Cryptocurrency mining and manufacturing giant Bitmain lost about $500 million in the third quarter of 2018, CoinDesk has learned.

Privacy Crypto Beam Gets Funding from ‘Japanese LinkedIn’ Recruit

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 17:36
Privacy-oriented crypto Beam has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from “Japan’s equivalent to LinkedIn” Recruit Co., Ltd.

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:55
Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream.

Bullish Sentiment for Bitcoin As Long Bets Near 11-Month Highs

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:05
Bullish bets on bitcoin, the world's largest cryptocurrency by value, reached 11-month highs on Monday.

You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 11:00
When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin tips via the lightning network.

Will the Crypto Community Torch Jamie Dimon?

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 10:00
The $156 in bitcoin being passed via the "Lighting Torch" is a bigger deal than trillions in JPM Coins would be, writes Michael J. Casey.

Bitmain Announces New, More Efficient 7nm Bitcoin Mining Chip

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 08:40
Bitmain Technologies has announced a new 7nm bitcoin mining processor that it says offers a big boost in energy efficiency.