Analyst Predicts Future of Bitcoin Trading on Wall Street

Analysts Predict Future of Bitcoin Trading Will Be On Wall St

As cryptocurrencies become more widely accepted by mainstream financial institutions, former Goldman Sachs Investment banker Matt Levine predicts that the future of tradings will be on Wall Street alongside the stock exchange. With a growing number of investors entering the cryptocurrency market with large sums of capital, banks are beginning to see the economic benefit of facilitating […]

12 Japanese Arrested in Fake Cash for Bitcoin Fraud

12 Japanese Arrested in Fake Cash for Bitcoin Fraud

An alleged scam in Japan has resulted in the arrests of 12 individuals accused of defrauding a Tokyo-based businessman of 190 million Japanese yen (JPY) in Bitcoin (approximately USD 1.8 million). An investigation between Tokyo and Hyogo police revealed that in July 2017, a Tokyo-based marketing executive was approached by a group of “traders” who […]

Amazon’s New Patent Reveals Bitcoin User’s Data

Amazon's New Patent Reveals Bitcoin User's Data

Amazon was granted a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, originally filed in 2014, which may conflict with the nature of Bitcoin’s decentralized status. The patent primarily focuses on the sharing of data with retailers and telecom companies in order to connect transactions and purchases made with the online retail giant […]

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Europe: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Europe Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   European Union $100K prize money set for EU hackathon: The European Union is offering a grand prize of EUR 100,000 to the winning team […]

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Asia and Australia: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Asia and Australia Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   Japan Central bank not interested in state crypto: The Bank of Japan has said in a blanket statement that it has no […]

Quebec Government Defends Bitcoins Liberty

Quebec Government Defends Bitcoins Liberty

The Chief Scientist of Quebec, Rémi Quirion, has published a report on Bitcoin, taking an in-depth look at the state of legality that Bitcoin faces on a day-to-day basis. It finds no direct link between Bitcoin and criminal activities. Quirion disagrees with accusations such as that by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink who labelled Bitcoin as “an index […]

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Africa and the Middle East: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

Africa and the Middle East Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country.   South Africa Tax authority may be wrong about crypto: Tax Authority in South Africa, SARS, has announced that cryptocurrencies cannot […]

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

South America: Crypto and Blockchain News Roundup, 13th to 19th April 2018

South America Welcome to our weekly roundup of all important blockchain and cryptocurrency news from around the world. Follow the latest developments in the cryptocurrency space continent by continent, country by country. Chile Crypto exchanges fight back on bank blockade: Chilean cryptocurrency exchanges have filed cases in Chilean appeal courts in an attempt to overturn […]

“Big Bitcoin Heist” Escapee on Icelandic PM’s Plane

"Big Bitcoin Heist" Escapes on Icelandic PM's Plane

Robbery suspect Sindri Thor Stefansson has escaped from custody and fled to Sweden on a plane which was reported to have been carrying Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir. Stefansson was being detained on suspicions of being the mastermind behind what has become known in Iceland as “the big Bitcoin heist”, the robbery of 600 computers used […]

Nobel Laureate Shiller Concedes Bitcoin May Be with Us for a While

Nobel Laureate Shiller Concedes Bitcoin May Be with Us for a While

Robert Shiller, the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, has recently softened his stance on Bitcoin. While still perceiving it as a bubble, he now believes it may ”be with us for a while”. Shiller previously spoke out on his view that Bitcoin was representative of the cryptocurrency market as a whole, in that they were an economic […]