Correction Cools Off But May Not Be Over Yet

Crypto markets recover from their epic plunge; Binance Coin, Cosmos, NEM bounce back, Tezos still falling.  The brakes have been put on the big crypto pullback for now as things settle down while we enter the weekend. Bitcoin’s plunge had been halted above $7,000 yesterday and the altcoin avalanche came to an end, for now. …

Op Ed: A Summary of  NYAG vs. Bitfinex/Tether

In the latest on the ongoing legal dispute between the New York Attorney General (NYAG), cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin issuer Tether, the New York Supreme Court has modified an April 24, 2019, preliminary injunction and now Bitfinex is allowed to continue using the Tether reserves that were loaned to it to maintain its ordinary …

Flexa Co-Founder Semi-Teases Adding Litecoin to Crypto Payment App

By CCN: Most of crypto land celebrated when Flexa and Gemini partnered to deliver digital currency-fueled micro-payments to merchants. Spedn will let consumers shop at major stores including Nordstrom and Lowe’s and pay with crypto across bitcoin, ether, Bitcoin Cash, and Gemini Dollar. But one crypto influencer was left out of the celebration – Litecoin …

Bitcoin Price ‘Flash Crashes’ To $6.1K

A 5,000 BTC dump on Bitstamp likely caused the bitcoin price flash crash that occurred during the early hours (UTC) of Friday (May 17, 2019). Bitcoin plunged to as low as $6,100 on the exchange but has since recovered over $7,000 over the past few hours. Whale Dump, ‘Fat Finger Error,’ or Bot Glitch A …

Institutions Clamor For Bitcoin: Crypto Giant Coinbase May Acquire Xapo

In an impeccable sign of the times, sources tell The Block that Coinbase may soon acquire Xapo, one of the first and most well-regarded Bitcoin custodians. This news has been divulged as data indicates that institutions are looking to siphon capital into the crypto asset space, thereby making custodians a necessity. Related Reading: Prominent Analyst: …

Blockstream Releases First Enterprise-Grade Product on Liquid

Security tokens are coming to Bitcoin, courtesy of Blockstream. The Bitcoin and blockchain technology company announced on May 15, 2019, the final day of the Consensus 2019 conference, that Liquid Securities, a platform for issuing and managing security tokens on its Liquid sidechain, is ready to go live. This platform will provide Liquid and its …

Max Keiser Reaffirms $100k Bitcoin Price Prediction

Bitcoin permabull Max Keiser is doubling down on his $100,000 bitcoin price prediction as it reached a new ten-month high this week. The Wall Street veteran says the U.S. Federal Reserves policies will cause a chain of events that will cement BTC’s status as a store of value. Bitcoin to $100,000 Speaking to Kitco News …

Shocking! NFL Teams Punt on Player Demands to Be Paid in Bitcoin

By CCN: NFL teams are getting pressure to pay their players in bitcoin, but so far they haven’t budged. It’s unclear why they would push back against a policy that would not only slash costs for the organization but would give NFL players an opportunity to begin saving and growing their earnings before retirement. Morgan …

Following Hack, Binance Plans System Upgrade

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance will be conducting a system upgrade on May 15, 2019, in the wake of a $40 million hack. Per an announcement that was published on the exchange’s blog, the scheduled system update will affect all transactions on the platform for about 6 to 8 hours. However, it also noted that the …