• Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 3:05 pm

    Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and CEO of FTX and Alameda Research, announced the new partnership on Wednesday. Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has become an official sponsor of Major League Baseball, setting the stage for broader mainstream recognition of digital assets. As part of the sponsorship deal, which is expected to last for at least five years, every…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 3:04 pm

    DeFi-powered NFTs are headed to the metaverse in a yield farming-meets-Pac Man mashup. One of the original decentralized finance and nonfungible token (DeFi/NFTs) crossover projects is taking a step forward today with the launch of a metaverse litepaper.Aavegotchi — a project that creates upgradeable NFTs backed by yield-bearing positions on lending platform and money market…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 3:00 pm

    U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis said that she is “really excited” about the low price of bitcoin, and is planning to buy the dip. “As soon as it drops a little more I’m going to buy some more,” she said. The senator believes bitcoin is a great store of value. Pro-Bitcoin US Senator Cynthia Lummis Plans…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 2:25 pm

    Here’s what crypto and blockchain industry experts think about the regulatory dilemma related to cryptocurrency. Thibault Verbiest, chairman of the IOUR Foundation, expert at the World Bank and the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum:“As long as our societies live in a state system, with rule of law, regulators will always look for legally responsible entities…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 2:18 pm

    Lawyers will have the opportunity to appeal the court’s decision and local lawmakers will need to approve the extradition before it is final. John McAfee, the founder of the antivirus software company of the same name, is one step closer to facing prosecution in the United States for tax evasion.In a ruling released today, the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 1:43 pm

    Long-term outlooks remain bullish, but traders are not ruling out more pain first. Bitcoin (BTC) maintained $34,000 support on Wednesday as a rebound from six-month lows showed surprising resilience.BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingViewBitcoin bulls see 2020 similaritiesData from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD stabilizing on Wednesday after a day of unnerving…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 1:33 pm

    By postponing the sales, Bitmain aims to help miners exiting the industry get better prices for mining equipment. Chinese mining giant Bitmain is reportedly scrambling to respond to market conditions amid a major crackdown on crypto mining activity by local authorities.According to a Wednesday report by Chinese news agency Sina Finance, Bitmain has halted global…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 1:30 pm

    Visa Inc. and Paypal have invested in Blockchain Capital’s new fund. The venture capital firm focuses exclusively on the crypto ecosystem and blockchain technology. Blockchain Capital Raises $300M for Its New Fund Blockchain Capital announced Tuesday that it has raised $300 million for its 5th venture capital fund (Fund V). Paypal and Visa were among…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 1:01 pm

    The central bank of central banks says CBDCs are necessary for maintaining the status quo of the legacy financial system. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has reaffirmed its support for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).In a report titled “CBDCs: an opportunity for the monetary system,” BIS researchers argued that sovereign digital currencies offered “the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 1:00 pm

    Upland has just hit a major milestone in their platform, and for the NFT landscape as a whole. Being one of the world’s fastest growing digital metaverses, Upland’s users have recently minted the millionth NFT property on the platform. Not long after being featured on CBS/Paramount Plus’ 60 Minutes+, Upland, the property trading metaverse, has…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 12:02 pm

    Meltem Demirors believes that the current Bitcoin price drop is a correction, and it is weeding out the paper hands. The downward trend in Bitcoin’s (BTC) price following its April all-time high might be worrying for first-time investors. Still, CoinShares chief strategy officer Meltem Demirors believes that most of the long-time holders are not selling, and…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 11:30 am

    Coinbase is now registered as a cryptocurrency exchange to operate in Japan. The Japanese financial regulator has approved Coinbase to trade five cryptocurrencies. Japan’s top financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), announced last week that it has registered Coinbase as a crypto exchange service provider based on the revised Fund Settlement Act. According to…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 10:59 am

    Canaan has started mining Bitcoin with its latest Avalon Miner units in Kazakhstan after setting up a service center in the country earlier this month. Major Chinese cryptocurrency miner provider Canaan has posted an update on its crypto mining business in Kazakhstan amid an ongoing crackdown on Bitcoin (BTC) mining in China.Canaan announced Monday that…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 10:57 am

    The 14th-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization jumped by more than 55% after bottoming out at $20.14 on Tuesday. An overnight bounce across the cryptocurrency assets this Wednesday saw Solana (SOL) outpacing its top rivals, including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).The SOL/USD exchange rate surged 55.10% to $31.58 on Wednesday after bottoming out at $20.14 in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 10:08 am

    Valkyrie Digital Assets filed with the SEC for listing its Bitcoin ETF on the New York Stock Exchange in January. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has postponed its decision on whether to approve a Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund.The SEC has delayed its decision on a Bitcoin ETF filing by Texas-based family investment fund…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 10:00 am

    The American economist, financial commentator, and gold bug Peter Schiff had a lot to say about bitcoin’s price sliding on Tuesday. Schiff has always claimed bitcoin’s value will one day drop to nothing. This week he insists bitcoin’s chart shows a head and shoulders top pattern with a “neckline around $30K the pattern measures a…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 9:44 am

    Many Bitcoin miners in China are down with the blues as Beijing forces several operations to go offline. China, once home to about 65% of the total Bitcoin (BTC) mining hash power, has given the boot to several miners in the country.The country’s Bitcoin mining ban means miners have been forced to shut down their…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 9:40 am

    The Bank of Israel has experimented with using Ethereum and nonfungible tokens for a pilot as part of its ongoing digital shekel research, a local report claims. Israel’s central bank has allegedly completed a pilot — under the radar — for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) using Ethereum’s technology. The claim was made by…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 9:01 am

    3iQ launched its Bitcoin Fund trading on Nasdaq Dubai after receiving regulatory clearance for a dual listing in April. Canada’s largest digital asset investment fund manager, 3iQ, is expanding its reach to global investors by listing its public Bitcoin (BTC) fund on a major market in the Middle East.3iQ rolled out its Bitcoin Fund (QBTC) for…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 8:35 am

    Stack Funds draws attention to this week’s $2.3-billion Bitcoin options expiry, with a potential change in sentiment coming thereafter. Bitcoin (BTC) is “very close to the bottom” and still commands a bullish long-term view, institutional crypto firm Stack Funds believes.In its latest report issued on Wednesday, analyst Lennard Neo said that despite the price meltdown, there…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 8:30 am

    A South African bank, Absa, has reportedly blocked use of its credit cards for users buying cryptocurrencies on international exchanges, according to one media report. The claims come after clients of the financial institution reported receiving a text message informing them of the suspension of online payments made to leading crypto exchange, Binance. Binance’s Alleged…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 7:27 am

    Goldman Sachs reportedly traded digitized treasury bonds for JPM Coin on JPMorgan Chase’s Onyx blockchain platform. After six months of eyeing JPMorgan Chase’s custom blockchain service for repo markets, Goldman Sachs has started trading on the platform. Mathew McDermott, global head of digital assets for Goldman Sachs’ global markets division, confirmed the first transaction dated June…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 5:51 am

    Damon Dash has slammed the complaint against him from Roc-A-Fella Records, stating that he never minted an NFT and was only attempting to sell his stake in the company. A New York judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block an alleged attempt from Roc-A-Fella Records Inc (RAF) co-founder Damon Dash to sell a…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 5:30 am

    Amber Group, a Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency trading company, has attained “unicorn” status. The company managed to raise $100 million in its Series B funding round. With the new influx, the company is now valued at one billion dollars, making it a unicorn. Amber Group’s strategy is said to make them market neutral, allowing customers to…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 5:00 am

    The STC Terminal will be launched by the end of July 2021 and will be a major milestone in the wide-scale tokenization of the economy. It will make issuing a token accessible to everyone, including individuals, organizations, corporations, startups and decentralized finance (DeFi) projects. What Is the Student Coin Terminal? Student Coin is a platform…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 4:13 am

    The Financial Conduct Authority has warned U.K. consumers of dealing with 111 unregistered crypto firms, calling it “a very real risk.” The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned consumers against 111 crypto companies that are yet to register with the FCA.Since Jan. 10, all U.K.-based crypto firms have had to…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 4:08 am

    The crypto-custody firm claims that it was the client’s responsibility to back up the private keys. Crypto-custody firm Fireblocks is facing legal action by a firm that claims it was locked out of its wallet containing a substantial amount in crypto assets.Crypto staking platform StakeHound claims that negligence by a Fireblocks employee resulted in tens…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 4:00 am

    On Tuesday, Stronghold Digital Mining, Inc., an ESG-friendly cryptocurrency miner announced it has raised $105 million in two private equity securities funding rounds. Stronghold’s operations convert waste coal into alternative energy in order to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. ESG-Friendly Crypto Miner Turns Coal Waste to Bitcoin, Operation Raises $100M While many have been focused…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 2:35 am

    Brave hopes users will want to search the web without being tracked. Crypto-powered web browser Brave has branched out into the world of search with a new privacy-protecting beta search engine.The platform aims to take on the likes of Google, which harvests personal data and browsing habits while serving up targeted ads and tailored search…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 June 2021, 2:30 am

    The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) has become the latest African central bank to join the digital currency movement after an employee confirmed the institution is studying the possibilities of issuing its own digital currency. CBDC Implications on Financial Stability According to the employee, John Karamuka, this study will be looking at economic, financial, and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 2:01 am

    Bitcoin appears poised to post its second-weakest quarter since the start of 2014. Bitcoin is poised to post its worst-performing quarter since the start of the 2018 bear trend.The current quarter is also on track to be the second-worst on record for BTC in the almost eight years since the start of 2014.According to crypto…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 1:36 am

    GameStop has completed a stock offer worth nearly $1.13 billion to fund growth, while a hedge fund that incurred losses from shorting GME is closing down. One of the hedge funds badly burned in the infamous GME social media-driven short squeeze is closing down, while GameStop itself has just completed its $1.13-billion equity offering. According…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 June 2021, 12:51 am

    Stronghold Digital Mining has raised more than $100 million in two private placements supporting its model for sustainable Bitcoin mining. The Pennsylvania-based Stronghold Digital Mining has announced the completion of two private equity securities raises worth $105 million.According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph, the firm’s first power generation facility, the Scrubgrass Generation Plant in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 June 2021, 10:45 pm

    Dip buyers stepped in as Bitcoin price fell to $29,000 but analysts caution that China’s crackdown on BTC mining and a lack of buy volume mean the crypto market has not found a bottom yet. Cryptocurrency investors found little reprieve on June 22 as the price of Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $30,000 for the first…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 June 2021, 8:11 pm

    Touted for its ability to allow users to “leverage the digital assets in their day-to-day lives,” the Bakkt Visa debit card is now available for online and in-store purchases. Intercontinental Exchange subsidiary Bakkt has introduced a debit card allowing customers to use crypto for retail purchases.In a Tuesday announcement, Bakkt said it had launched a…Read More