ShapeShift Is Launching a Token for Free Cryptocurrency Trading

ShapeShift now offers its users fee-free trading in the form of an ERC-20 token.  The self-custody trading platform announced today, November 20, 2019, that it is instituting limited free trading through its FOX token. ShapeShift hopes the incentives token will “entice users away from custodial exchanges,” according to a press release from the privacy-focused cryptocurrency …

Second Largest Australian Bank Broke AML Laws More Than 23 Million Times

Westpac, Australia’s second-largest bank, violated money laundering laws 23 million times and could be fined AUD21 million (US$15.7 million) per breach. Westpac Banking Corp, the second-largest bank in Australia, currently faces multiple accusations. One of them is pertaining to the biggest breach of terrorism financing and money laundering laws in history. According to reports, the …

Time to Rally? Institutional Bitcoin Price Charts Signal Buy

Bitcoin price has been steadily falling following a powerful, historic surge that caused the crypto asset to explode from lows around $7,300 to as much as $10,500 in two daily candles. The resulting string of red candles and downtrend has caused an important indicator to signal a buy on the price charts of two separate …

The Bolt-A-Thon Sequel to Spark Lightning Innovation

From December 6 to 8, 2019, the second edition of the Bolt-A-Thon will take place in the natural habitat of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network — the internet. The Lightning-centered hackathon and conference is a follow-up to the inaugural event in April 2019, where many creative ideas were presented and many Lightning-focused projects made tangible …

China Launches Digital Bank Consortium Blockchain Investment Fund

A fintech company in China has launched a global digital bank consortium blockchain investment fund with the aim of creating a leading digital bank. China Turning Digital Cao Tong, Chair of Shenzhen’s Hande Financial Technology Holdings Co., Ltd (HDFH), made the announcement during the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) today in Shanghai, according to …

SNICKER: How Alice and Bob Can Mix Bitcoin With No Interaction

SNICKER could be the next tool in Bitcoin’s growing privacy toolbox. Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy today. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what …

Crypto Market Leaders Share Their Worst Banking Experiences

Many of the people working in the cryptocurrency industry had a negative banking experience. Some were prevented from accessing their funds while others lost their accounts. It’s no surprise that many people are working hard to disrupt the banking industry. Many of today’s leaders in the cryptocurrency space were victims of poor banking. To some, …

George Bush’s Son Received $300K From OneCoin Scammer

Neil Bush, son of former US President George H. W. Bush, was paid $300,000 by Ruja Ignatova for attending a meeting related to her fraudulent cryptocurrency known as OneCoin, according to law360, citing a failed subpoena bid. Former Locke Lord Attorney Misled by Bush’s Connection with OneCoin Mark Scott, a former attorney at international firm …

Bitcoin Permabull Comes Out Against ETF Hopefuls; Here’s Why

The launch of a U.S.-regulated Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) has long been the dream of cryptocurrency investors — they believe that such a vehicle would catalyze mass inflows, kicking off BTC’s largest bull run yet. Though, the past few years haven’t been too kind to cryptocurrency ETF hopefuls. Just last month, the U.S. Securities and …