Asset Manager Vaneck Launches Physically-Backed Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Note
On November 25, the asset manager Vaneck announced the launch of an exchange-traded product (ETP) called the â€śVaneck Vector Bitcoin ETN.â€ť The exchange-traded note is physically-backed by bitcoin and listed on the trading exchange Deutsche BĂ¶erse Xetra. The newly listed ... read more.
Major Australian Investment Firm Moves From Gold to Bitcoin
A billion-dollar Australian investment management firm has gotten into bitcoin, citing that the cryptocurrency is superior to gold. Many of the firm's clients have been asking about investing in bitcoin. "We have been positioning in gold for our clients for ... read more.
Mike Novogratz: Everyone Should Put 2% to 3% of Their Net Worth in Bitcoin
Bitcoin bull and Galaxy Digital CEO, Mike Novogratz, says bitcoin is for everyone. He argues that those committing 2% to 3% of their net worth to this digital asset today will see substantial gains in five years. Novogratz adds that ... read more.
Algorithmic Bitcoin and Ethereum Social Attention List Ranks Influencers With Math
On November 19, Hive.one, a project that maps the community clusters of Bitcoin and Ethereum social status using mathematics, announced the launch of a new algorithm version. Since the last time Hive.one published a list, social influencer scores and ranks ... read more.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Splitting ABC Fork Tokens from Bitcoin Cash
On November 15, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain underwent a scheduled upgrade but also the chain saw a consensus split, and the network bisected into two. After the split, numerous users have been looking for methods in order to split their ... read more.
Facebook's Libra Crypto Gets Ready to Launch in January as a Single Coin
Facebook's libra cryptocurrency is reportedly preparing to launch with a single cryptocurrency, a scaled-down version of its original plan. The launch date for Facebook's libra could be as early as January. Launch Date for Facebook's Libra The cryptocurrency libra, proposed ... read more.
Hash War: Mystery Miner's Empty Block Attack Makes ABC's New Blockchain Almost Unusable
According to various reports, the Bitcoin ABC pro-IFP chain has been under 'attack' for a number of consecutive days now. The mystery miner has been mining a great number of sequential blocks, but almost all of them have been empty. ... read more.
No, You Can't Buy Shares in Bitcoin
With bitcoin going through an extended bull-run, scammers and con artists have been on hand to exploit a general fear of missing out (FOMO). Many early adopters of bitcoin became multi-millionaires by simply holding the digital asset. New Scam Tactic ... read more.
Ripple Is Selling 33% of Its Stake in Moneygram
Ripple Labs Inc. is selling 4 million of its shares in Moneygram, or about a third of its total shareholding in the company. The decision seems in part to be motivated by the surging Moneygram share price and Ripple's desire ... read more.
Canadian Public Company Dumps Ethereum and Monero for Bitcoin
A Canadian publicly held company has liquidated all of its ethereum and monero holdings and put all of the proceeds into bitcoin. The company is led by a well-known poker player and former member of the European Parliament. Cypherpunk Dumps ... read more.
Russia to Recognize Bitcoin as Property With Legal Protection
The Russian prime minister has outlined the government's plans to amend existing laws to recognize cryptocurrency as property. This means bitcoin owners will have the legal rights to defend and recoup their cryptocurrencies in court. Russia to Recognize Bitcoin as ... read more.
Fighting Definancialization: Cryptologic Methods Like Bitcoin Could Protect Wealth From the Great Reset
The Great Reset agenda is trending once again on social media, numerous news outlets, and a variety of online forums. During the last few months, the Great Reset proposal has been pushed worldwide, as it allegedly seeks to create a ... read more.
Venezuelan Army Starts Mining Bitcoin for 'Unblockable Income'
The Venezuelan Army has inaugurated a cryptocurrency mining center with bitcoin mining equipment aimed at generating "unblockable income," as the country attempts to bypass U.S. sanctions. The crypto mining center has the support of the country's crypto regulator, Sunacrip. Venezuela's ... read more.
ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Downplays Bitcoin's Risks to Financial Stability, Troubled by Stablecoins
ECB President Christine Lagarde downplays any risks bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could pose to financial stability and monetary sovereignty. In contrast, she sees stablecoins, such as Facebook-backed libra, as posing "serious risks." Christine Lagarde, Bitcoin, and Facebook's Libra The president ... read more.
Mastermind of Bitcoin Mining Ponzi Scheme Extradited to the US: $20 Million in Victims' Funds Laundered
The US government says it has extradited Gutemberg Dos Santos, the co-founder of the Airbit Club Ponzi scheme from Panama and he now awaits his trial in a Manhattan court. Dos Santos is facing charges relating to his role in ... read more.
Gold Sees Largest Weekly Outflow Ever, Metal Prices Spiral Lower, Analysts Expect Flows Into Bitcoin
Gold investors are getting anxious, as the precious metal's prices have slid a great deal since a number of vaccine companies have revealed medicines to combat the coronavirus. The price of one ounce of fine gold is valued at $1,770 ... read more.
Former Trump Economic Advisor and Goldman Sachs President Gary Cohn Warns Bitcoin May Fail
A former top economic advisor to President Donald Trump and president of Goldman Sachs has shared his view about bitcoin. He claims that the cryptocurrency "lacks some of the basic integrity of a real market," warning that it "may fail." ... read more.
Onchain Researchers Suspect Chinese Government Sold Plustokenâ€™s Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Hoard Last Year
A number of masterminds from the Plustoken scam were sentenced to 11 years in prison for defrauding cryptocurrency investors. Last week, on November 19, a court ruling had shown the Chinese government said that it seized over $4 billion in ... read more.
Historian Niall Ferguson Says Bitcoin Is Winning the Covid-19 Monetary Revolution
Historian and senior fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Niall Ferguson says bitcoin is winning the Covid-19 monetary revolution. Hailing the virtual currency as a great place for the rich to store their wealth, Ferguson also notes that ... read more.
Coinbase Says It Brokered Microstrategy's Influential $425 Million Bitcoin Buy
U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase said Tuesday that it brokered Microstrategyâ€™s $425 million bitcoin purchase earlier this year. Until now, it has not been clear who facilitated the deal. Microstrategyâ€™s first bitcoin (BTC) haul of $250 million bought in August was ... read more.
New Paper: Ripple Network Doesn't Meet Criteria To Reach Consensus
A brand-new paper which analyzes the Ripple network concluded that the network does not reach true consensus, as its protocol â€śmay violate safety and liveness,â€ť and doesnâ€™t follow the established models and algorithms for a Byzantine agreement. Report Claims XRP's ... read more.