NYSE chairman Calls Bakkt a “Moonshot Bet”

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange sees the eventual Bakkt launch as a “moonshot bet” according to its CEO and chairman of the NYSE, Jeff Sprecher. Talking over the past few days, Sprecher says that he is optimistic that Bakkt will be worthwhile and sees ICE’s involvement as “different” claiming […]

High Noon: Investor and Journalist In Crypto Wager Shootout

A modern-day “Gunfight at the OK Corral” is occurring on TV, but no, it is not a western; it’s a venture capitalist and financial journalist going head to head over the future of Bitcoin. In an episode of NPR’s Planet Money Podcast, American businessman and venture capitalist, and co-founder of investment firm Andreessen Horowitz – Ben […]

24-Hour $10 Billion Surge In Crypto Market Promotes Bullish Analysis

The cryptocurrency market has taken a huge bounce since Friday in a 24-hour surge across the board with Litecoin being a real mover – up 30 percent, adding more than half a billion dollars to its valuation. With crypto’s hallmark icon, Bitcoin, also up 8 percent over the same period, analysts are suggesting this may […]

12.7% of Amazon Customers Call For Crypto Products or Services

A recent survey shows that 12.7% of Amazon customers would like to see the marketplace selling cryptocurrency products or services. The report conducted by Global financial portal Investing.com had surveyed over 1000 of the multinational e-commerce company’s clients in an attempt to analyze Amazon’s consumption rate, with a view of expanding its services to offer […]

Digital Assets and Blockchain to Be Discussed at 7th World Government Summit by UAE

The development of blockchain technology and digital assets will be discussed by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the 7th World Government Summit, reported Gulf Today on 7 February 2019. The report claims that two closed sessions will be held by the MoF. These sessions will include the development of […]

Leaked SEC Comments Reveal ETF Optimism

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in the cryptocurrency headlines again, and this time it’s another one of the regulator’s operatives that has the industry guessing. It is exchange-traded funds once more becoming the point of focus not least because of the SEC’s announcement a few days ago that it was looking […]

Bitcoin Transaction Performance Climbing Past January 2018 Levels

Bitcoin’s transaction volume is on its way to new levels, now touching rates unseen since the period following Bitcoin price’s all-time high at the end of 2017. According to Jameson Lopp, chief technology officer at Bitcoin personal key security system firm Casa, “the system is improving and growing”. Data from transactionfee.info verifies that the Bitcoin […]

Winklevoss Twins Ordered to Pay Legal Costs for Shrem Case

Bitcoin entrepreneurs and Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have been ordered to pay USD 45,000 in legal costs in an ongoing case from 2013 against convicted BitInstant owner Charlie Shrem. The payment relates to a lengthy court case in which the Winklevoss twins had instigated an investigation and asset freeze on Shrem concerning money owed […]

Ripple Initiative Results in $1 Million Windfall for University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (UM) in the US is to establish a collaboration through cryptocurrency through Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Michigan has joined a number of universities, now numbering 11 in all, who have formed a partnership with Ripple under the scheme aimed at supporting academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, […]