Bitcoin Price Pounds Toward 5-Month High

The bitcoin price finally broke above an extended resistance channel to establish a new yearly high above the psychologically-significant $5,000 mark. Coinbase data shows that BTC/USD spiked during the early Asian trading session, surging almost 23 percent in just two hours to $5,120. The rally accompanied substantial volume, confirming a positive breakout scenario for the …

Crypto Founder Lashes Out, Blames SEC for ‘Starving’ Innovation

“My name is David Siegel, I am a regulatory refugee from the United States.” This is how David Siegel, founder of crypto projects Pillar and 20|30, starts his presentations. What challenges have you faced building projects within the blockchain industry? Siegel understands the need for innovation and disruption within economies, and he can get more …

Tron Founder Justin Sun Needs a Vacation after Tesla Giveaway Debacle

Someone needs to tell Justin Sun that there’s no shame in unplugging. With one glimpse of his sprawling office at Tron’s Beijing headquarters, it’s clear that the space doubles as a high-rise apartment. A twin bed in the corner is “used extensively during tight deadlines,” and Sun himself admits to being a workaholic, saying: “I …

This John McAfee-Pumped Cryptocurrency Has Major Red Flags

By CCN.com: Another day, another John McAfee tweet pumping a cryptocurrency project that has alarming red flags. The latest dubious crypto token is called Apollo, an “all-in-one” cryptocurrency with supposedly-private transactions. Crypto Developers Call Out McAfee-Linked Apollo However, according to crypto development firm Jelurida, Apollo’s so-called privacy features promoted are not so private after all. …

SEC Continues Lazy Crypto Streak by Postponing Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again proven its inability to make decisions regarding a cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund (ETF). This time, the helpless victim waiting on the sidelines is Bitwise, which initially filed for its ETF two months ago in January. A section of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 states that …

Is Bitcoin Fundamentally Incapable of Mass Adoption? The Economist Thinks So

An article out today in the Economist lists several reasons why Bitcoin may never have a “long-lasting” recovery. The unnamed author writes, in part: “The bust has been correspondingly brutal. Those who bought near the top were left with one of the world’s worst-performing assets. Cryptocurrency startups fired employees; banks shelved their products. On March …

Zuckerberg, Dimon, Maduro…You Are Not Welcome Here!

Facebook is the latest in a raft of corporate or government entities creating their own cryptocurrencies. Within weeks of JPMorgan announcing its plans to launch the JPMorgan coin, sources leaked confirmation of the crypto landscape’s worst-kept secret–that the Zuckerberg blockchain team was working on a native cryptocurrency. The social network joins a dubious lineup of …

Russia Postpones Parliamentary Reading of Crypto Regulation Bill

The Russian Duma has pushed back its planned consideration of a bill to recognize and regulate digital financial assets. Initially scheduled for March 22, the reading will now hold at an unspecified date in April, following the outcome of a vote on the agenda for a plenary session last week. The draft bill is not …

The Criminal Past of Quadriga’s Co-Founder Has Been Revealed

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of $190 million in crypto from Canadian exchange Quadriga deepened as it was revealed the surviving founder is a reported ex-con who served 18 months in a federal U.S. prison for identity theft, bank fraud and credit card fraud. Michael Patryn, who founded Quadriga with Gerald Cotten, has been revealed …