UK Financial Watchdog Warns Public of Crypto Clone Firm

The primary financial regulator of the United Kingdom, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), warned that ICAP Crypto is a clone firm in a public announcement on May 24. According to the report, ICAP Crypto is a clone firm of ICAP Europe Limited. Clone firms are a type of scam in which the scammers use information […]

Tim Draper: Bitcoin Presents Enticing Proposition for Investors Bored with Over-regulated Public Market

Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper says lack of “exciting” volatility in the initial public offering (IPO) market could see an influx of investors to bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies. Speaking to CNBC, Draper also echoed the familiar sentiment of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology being akin to the early days of the Internet era. Boring Public […]

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Warns Public Against New Crypto Scam

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has issued another warning on May 21 against an alleged crypto-related scam project. According to the report, the Australian financial regulator has today published a warning against an alleged scam entity dealing under two names, Dartalon Ltd and GFC Investments. The ASIC has red flagged the entity, reportedly […]

Coinbase Earn Now Available to the Public in Over 100 Countries

Major crypto platform Coinbase has opened its Coinbase Earn program to the public in over 100 countries, according to a press release on May 17. As Cointelegraph reported, Coinbase first announced the program at the end of 2018 as an invite-only initiative. This pilot period let users earn cryptocurrency by learning about the ERC-20 token […]

Polychain CEO Says Facebook’s Rumored Stablecoin Blockchain Should Be Public

Polychain Capital CEO Olaf Carlson-Wee thinks Facebook would be smart to build its stablecoin on a public, open blockchain infrastructure. Carlson-Wee delivered his remarks at the Consensus 2019 panel “To the Moon and Back” on May 15. Carlson-Wee explained that the blockchain platform he is referring to is one like bitcoin’s, in which the creator relinquishes […]

US SEC Delays Decision on Bitwise Bitcoin ETF, Seeks Public Comment

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again delayed its decision on cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management’s bitcoin (BTC) exchange traded fund (ETF). The development was revealed in a filing published by the SEC on May 14. In the recent filing, the SEC revealed that it has delayed its decision on […]

$10,000 Bitcoin Price Key Level To Trigger Widespread Public FOMO

Bitcoin and its recent parabolic run has everyone across the crypto market in shock and awe as the first ever cryptocurrency smashes through each powerful psychological resistance level with relative ease. It’s clear there’s FOMO – the fear of missing out – in the air, as crypto traders and investors who were waiting to buy […]

Bitfinex Shareholder Starts Pre-orders for Exchange Token’s Public Sales

Even though iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex, has not published an official white paper for its exchange token offering, one of its shareholders has already kicked off pre-orders for the token sale. On May 4, Renrenbit, a crypto-lending application founded by Bitfinex shareholder Dong Zhao, started taking in pre-orders from users who want to participate […]

Alternative Bitcoin Cash Full Node Bchd Now Includes Public API

On May 3, the developers behind the Bchd project, a Bitcoin Cash full node implementation written in Go (golang), announced the release of a public application programming interface (API). The latest API feature shipped with the new version 0.14.3 offers an out-of-the-box solution that the Bchd developers say “just works.” Also read: Indian Supreme Court […]

Tokenized Securities Exchange Launches to the Public

Belarus-based tokenized securities exchange has announced it is launching to the public today after a spell in beta mode since January. The platform – which claims to be the world’s first such exchange – allows investors to directly trade and invest in tokenized financial instruments, with payment being made directly in bitcoin (BTC) or […]