What We Know About Trump’s New Chief Of Staff

United States President Donald Trump has appointed vocal Bitcoin supporter Mick Mulvaney as the new White House chief of staff. The 51-year-old politician, who is currently serving Trump’s administration as the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will become the acting chief of staff closer to the end of the year. The …

A Year After $20K All-Time Highs, Bitcoin Price Sees a Small Rally Above $3.5K

Bitcoin (BTC) saw a sudden surge Dec. 18 to regain support at $3,500, sparking a fresh round of gains across major cryptocurrencies. Market visualization from Coin360 Data from Cointelegraph’s price tracker and Coin360 confirmed the unexpected reversal in Bitcoin’s fortunes, the largest cryptocurrency having previously traded around 15-month lows. At press time, BTC/USD hovered around …

Layoffs in Crypto Are On the Rise, Still Lower Than in Other Industries

Since Bitcoin hit its all-time high of $20,000, the dominant cryptocurrency has seen more than an 80 percent decline in value from that historic milestone over the past 12 months. The popularity of Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin pioneered the way for other projects to explore the possibilities of blockchain technology. The brightest minds pushed the boundaries, …

Securities Regulator Suspends Two Crypto Firms for Alleged Scam Investment Schemes

The Italian securities regulator, CONSOB, has suspended two projects for allegedly offering fraudulent crypto investment schemes. The 90-day suspensions were reported in an official statement on the CONSOB website published Monday, Dec 17. The Italian Companies and Exchange Commission, or Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB), is the Italian analogue of the …

Project to Build the Most Secure Crypto Exchange

A Singapore-based digital assets exchange wants to take on larger rivals and to offer a new way of operating with users by “putting customers first from day one” and giving back to the users. It says the team has been constantly enhancing security, tuning the user interface, and building localized and professional customer support teams. …

All Top Cryptos See Gains, Bitcoin Nears $3,300

Sunday, Dec. 16: the top 20 cryptocurrencies are all in the green, seeing a mix of slight to solid gains, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering over $3,200. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up a little less than two percent over the last 24 hours. On the weekly chart, the current prices are …

EOS, Binance Coin, TRON, Litecoin, Bitcoin

In December 2017, the market participants were eagerly waiting for the total crypto market capitalization to touch $1 trillion. Fast forward to December 2018, and the total market capitalization is struggling to hold on to the $100 billion mark. This shows the complete change in sentiment in the past one year: last year, it was …

Business Models Should Be ‘Re-Imaged’ for Blockchain, Says Barclays Rep

A Intrapreneur from financial services giant Barclays has expressed the idea that blockchains should be built with regulatory compliance in mind, tech news website The Next Web (TNW) reported Dec. 14. Speaking at a Hard Fork Decentralized event, Barclays’ Julian Wilson stated that when building blockchains, developers need to “reconfigure our approach and way of …

Blockchain Payments’ Mass Adoption Is 3-5 Years Away, Says BitPay CEO

The CEO of crypto merchant platform BitPay Stephen Pair stated that speculation on future adoption drives Bitcoin’s (BTC) price more than “actual utility,” in an interview on CNBC Dec. 13. Speaking on the reasons behind Bitcoin’s current value, compared to its historic price highs, Pair told reporters: “A very big component of the [Bitcoin’s] price …

Cryptojacking Overtakes Ransomware as Top Malware in Some Countries

Cryptojacking, the unauthorized use of another’s hardware to mine cryptocurrency, has become the biggest cyber threat in many parts of the world, Bloomberg reported Dec. 14. According to research from cyber security research firm Kaspersky Lab, cryptojacking overtook ransomware as the biggest cybersecurity threat particularly in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. In Afghanistan and …