Mike Novogratz-Backed BitGo Offers $100 Million in Crypto Insurance

BitGo, a crypto custodian backed by Goldman Sachs, is offering up to $100 million in insurance coverage for cold-wallet assets through Lloyd’s. There is no additional cost to BitGo clients. In a press release, the company said the $100 million of insurance coverage protects custodial assets held by BitGo against: Third-party hacks. Insider theft by employees …

A Huge EU Bank Just Ruthlessly Froze People’s Accounts. It Would Never Happen With Bitcoin

Spain’s second-largest bank, BBVA, has aggressively frozen up to 5,000 accounts without warning. Many of the accounts belonged to Chinese clients, leading to cries of racism. The bank, however, claims it was acting on Spanish anti-money laundering rules. Spain’s second-largest bank has apologized after hundreds of Chinese customers accused the group of racism for freezing …

Why This Andreas Antonopoulos Talk Should Go Down as 2019’s ‘State of the Crypto Industry’ Address

In this concise overview of the cryptocurrency industry’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, renowned crypto expert Andreas Antonopoulos explains what’s going on the world that makes Bitcoin such a relevant and powerful force. The State of the Crypto Industry in 2019 The most important feature of Bitcoin is its neutrality, and the rest of the …

$150 Million Scandal of Canada’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Sees New Twist in Dead CEO’s 2014 Interview

The recent scandal of QuadrigaCX in which Canada’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange lost $150 million worth of crypto shocked the financial space. It deteriorated the public image of the cryptocurrency sector overnight as analysts condemned the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars following the alleged death of CEO Gerald Cotten who had sole control over …

This Chinese Crypto Mining Guru Predicts the Bitcoin Price Will Surge 20,000%

A Chinese crypto mining pool founder predicted that the next bull run would unleash the market’s full potential, enabling the Bitcoin price to ascend to unfathomable heights before the euphoria cools down. Bitcoin Market Cap To $12 Trillion? This crypto market bull isn’t ready to give up on the flagship cryptocurrency yet. | Source: Shutterstock …

Bear Market? Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Averaged $2 Million Invested Per Week in Q4 2018

Grayscale, the creator of GBTC, had an average of $2 million invested every week during the 4th quarter of 2018. About 66% of all investments came from institutions, while 88% of all Grayscale digital investments were in Bitcoin. Just 12% of investments were directed at other digital assets, leading Grayscale to declare the “return of …

How the World’s Largest Crypto Exchange Helped Usher in the Dawn of a Currency Revolution

The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, is flush with massive profits from its operations in 2018, estimated from buybacks of its BNB token to total $446 million. Although Bitcoin is trading at a loss over the last 12 months, transaction volume has been steadily increasing over the last year, so Binance has been busy. “To …