Regulatory Clarity Will Drive Crypto, Blockchain Adoption

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Commenting on the importance of regulation in the technology sector, Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said that introducing regulations will lead to blockchain and cryptocurrency adoption. Garlinghouse made these remarks while talking to the Deputy General Counsel, Ross Leckow, of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Singapore Fintech Festival. The topic of their discussion revolved around the regulatory frameworks emerging in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Some of the ASEAN members include Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, among others. The Importance of Internet of Value “Regulatory clarity…

Canadian Bank Announces Digital Safety Deposit Box for Crypto Exchanges and Investment Funds

VersaBank, formerly Pacific & Western Bank of Canada, announced one of its subsidiaries has completed beta testing for its digital safety deposit box and is now entering the commercialization phase, which will include the offering of digital safe keeping as well as multi signature services for cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto-based investment funds. Canadian VersaBank Announces Digital Safety Deposit Box for Cryptocurrency Holdings The testing phase of the company’s digital safety deposit box was conducted to ensure the product’s design would meet the specific requirements of cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto funds. Target clients…

Top Crypto Exchange Binance Adds Circle’s USD Coin in Latest Stablecoin Support Move

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced it would list Circle’s USD-pegged stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) in a blog post Nov. 15, with deposits opening immediately. USDC, which the financial services company announced in May this year and released in September, is one of an increasing number of cryptocurrencies notionally tied 1:1 with a major fiat currency. Binance is not the first major platform to list USDC, U.S. exchange Coinbase supporting the asset since the end of last month. “For increased transparency, USDC has engaged a top-ranking auditing firm to release monthly…

Crypto Crime: Tokyo Fuzz Arrest Eight In $68M Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme

$68.42 Million Stolen In Bitcoin Scheme Since Bitcoin’s inception, a mere decade ago, malicious users of the world’s first blockchain have sought to capitalize on the pseudonymous and anti-governmental nature of the Bitcoin Network and other crypto platforms. And although governments have begun to crack down on this innovation, crypto-related schemes and scams are still rife in the dark corners of this industry. The Asahi Shimbun, an Asian media outlet, recently reported that a number of men were arrested for their affiliation with a purported crypto-centric pyramid scheme. More specifically,…

Interest in Crypto as Payment Method Makes Small Inroads Among Moscow Residents

Five percent of Moscow residents who use non-cash methods of payment are open to using cryptocurrencies, according to a recently conducted survey, Forbes Russia reported Nov. 13. The investigation into the e-payment market in Moscow was carried out by Russian payment service Yandex.Money and the Moscow Information Technology Department (ITD). The experts purportedly surveyed 1,000 Moscow residents of various age categories by way of a phone survey. The experts found that among those Moscow residents who use non-cash forms of payment, one percent also use digital currency, while 5 percent…

Crypto Markets Bloody day, Bitcoin dropped 15%, markets lost 20B

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world’s largest cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 15 percent, with most of the initial loss coming within a half hour window. It’s the biggest drop since February. Other digital coins slumped, with smaller rivals Ether, Litecoin and XRP dropping more than 17 percent. Bitcoin Cash tumbled as much as 21 percent as the Bitcoin offshoot…

The Crypto Market Just Fell to a New 2018 Low

Bitcoin sank to its lowest price in over a year on Wednesday, with the prices of other major cryptocurrencies falling alongside it. As of press time, bitcoin is trading at $5,525.92 – a more than 12 percent decline on the day – in the latest sign that volatility around the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization has returned with a vengeance. Indeed, bitcoin’s collective market cap dropped below the $100 billion level for the first time since November 12 of last year, according to CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer (CEX). In the past 12-hours…

Here is why crypto investors should consider buying the dip immediately

The crypto market seems to be sinking faster than the Titanic. In a few hours, the market has lost over $20 billion in market capitalization. It is hard to find a single crypto coin that isn’t experiencing a double-digit loss. Bitcoin has already lost over $800 in a few hours. It’s currently trading at $5,589, which represents a -12 percent loss. The same applies to the rest of the altcoins with many averaging losses of between 10 to 20 percent in the past few hours. Even though the situation doesn’t…

Bitcoin Price Sinks to New Yearly Low as Sell-Off Batters Crypto Markets

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The crypto market’s extended stable action took its last breath on Wednesday as the bitcoin price dipped to a new yearly low at 5280-fiat. The BTC/USD index fell more than 12 percent ahead of the US trading session, now trading at 5439-fiat on Coinbase. The pair was trading comfortably inside a narrow trading range since September, leading many to believe that it had established a bottom around 6000-fiat. The latest selling action brought BTC/USD to its weakest mark since October 2017. The bitcoin flash-crash cannot be fit…

Tokens Continue to Drop, is SEC Preparing to go After Crypto Projects?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The price of Bitcoin has dropped by 10 percent over the last 24 hours following a severe sell-off. Yet, several low market cap crypto and tokens have plunged by twice that amount, posting losses in the range of 20 percent. ERC20 tokens launched on top of the Ethereum blockchain network have performed especially poorly against both Bitcoin and the US dollar over the past several days. Waltonchain, Lisk, ICON, Ontology, Golem, VeChain, WanChain, and many other tokens backed by active developer and investor communities declined substantially in…