Crypto Markets See Gentle Green, US Stocks Edge Lower at Opening Bell

Thursday, May 2 — yesterday’s mild market movements continues, with most of the top twenty cryptocurrencies seeing mild green on the day at press time with typical growth of between 1 and 3%, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up 1.4% on the day and is trading at $5,455 by press time, according to CoinMarketCap. After a bullish spike at the start of its 7-day chart — with a break above the $5,500 mark on April 26 — the top cryptocurrency swiftly saw a…

Thailand Is Opening Up to Crypto, One Step Closer to ICO and STO

Since July, Thailand and its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced their intent to legalize the local initial coin offering (ICO) market and open it to startups. On Dec. 1, 2018, however, Cointelegraph reported that the Thai SEC declared Thai-related security token offerings (STOs) in international markets to be illegal and said that it will take appropriate legal action against companies that attempt to distribute STOs created in Thailand to overseas markets. Tipsuda Thavaramara, the deputy secretary of the Thai SEC, reportedly said: “The regulator will have to consider…

Crypto Companies Still Run Into Trouble Opening Bank Accounts

Companies in the cryptocurrency industry still have trouble opening bank accounts, major financial publication Bloomberg reported on March 3. The report cites the complaint of Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of quantitative crypto trading company Alameda Research, that “the standard answer of ‘just go to your local Chase branch’ doesn’t work in crypto.” Bankman-Fried also added that it is not illegal for banks to serve crypto businesses, but “it’s a massive compliance headache that they don’t want to put the resources in to solve.’’ Bloomberg also points out that, while the larger…

Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Becomes ‘Largest’ by Capacity After Second Site Opening

Toronto-based Bitcoin mining company Hut 8 has announced the completion of its second mining facility in Canada on July 16, claiming to have become the world’s “largest publicly-traded” operator by capacity. In a press release, Hut 8 revealed its Medicine Hat farm had been completed ahead of its September deadline, joining its existing operation in the city of Drumheller. Launched through a partnership with BitFury, which provided the company access to mining hardware and other necessities, Hut 8 has mined around 1,900 Bitcoin (BTC) since its original launch in December…