Fuming Craig Wright Demands Podcaster Tell Court He Created Bitcoin

By CCN: We previously reported on Craig Wright’s legal actions against Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast. Wright claims McCormack engaged in libel by calling him a “fraud” for claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto. McCormack has received his second notice from Wright’s legal team, which claims in part that the podcaster failed …

PewDiePie Boosts Blockchain Streaming Platform with 67% Subscriber Spike

By CCN: Sweden’s Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie, YouTube’s most popular streamer, has been up and running on cryptocurrency startup DLive for a little over a month and is already drawing in the crowds. DLive’s subscriber numbers are already up 67% since PewDiePie joined the platform. The company has not released official numbers regarding Kjellberg’s specific …

Bitcoin Price Blitzed $20,000, 13 Days After it Last Closed at $8,300; Déjà Vu?

By CCN: Year-to-date, the bitcoin price has surged by 113 percent in a stunning recovery, achieving $8,000 in merely six months after plunging to $3,150 in December 2018. Although bitcoin experienced extreme volatility in recent days, it’s up significantly in 1 month (source: coinmarketcap.com) As said by Thomas Lee, a co-founder at Fundstrat Global, bitcoin …

This Coinbase-Backed Cryptocurrency Surged 75% in a Single Day

By CCN: The cryptocurrency market has been awash in bearish sentiment on Monday, with Bitcoin failing to maintain the $8,000 mark and most of the other top 20 coins moving in a sideways or downward trend. Nonetheless, one lesser-known crypto token isn’t intimidated by the market gloom, and it took advantage of one concrete announcement …

Binance Launchpad Coins Fetch Eye-Popping Returns of 620% and 787%

By CCN: Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao in a tweet on Sunday congratulated Binance Launchpad projects for their spectacular returns. Projects that went through @binance Launchpad. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/YKIIGyHmJZ — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 19, 2019 Meanwhile, Binance Coin (BNB) has been climbing higher, rising approximately 40% since the hack in which 7,000 bitcoins were stolen …

John McAfee Emerges, Reportedly Says Americans Are ‘Hated Universally’

By CCN: In a new interview with Newsweek, John McAfee surfaced to discuss living abroad and what he’s learned about the global perception of Americans. After recently going dark, he told Newsweek “we’re hated universally.” According to him, the reason most American tourists don’t pick up on this fact is that they’re a source of …

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 …

Debt-Ridden Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Suckers Hacked Customers Again

By CCN: Users of the New Zealand-based bitcoin exchange Cryptopia should expect more uncertainty in the coming months. In an update released earlier today following the announcement that it had gone into liquidation, Cryptopia has warned users that they may not get all their funds back, if at all. Per the exchange, an investigation is …