Ex-Goldman Exec Sees Better Days Ahead for Crypto as Institution-Focused Crypto Brokerage Launches

Greg Tusar / Linkedin Despite the price declines that cryptocurrencies have endured this year, an ex-Goldman Sachs executive is still optimistic about the future of digital assets. Greg Tusar, who is a former global head of electronic trading at the New York-based financial giant, likened the current state of the crypto market to the ‘early …

Malta To Get A Blockchain Bank

It seems that Malta is about to get a bank that will finally begin servicing crypto and blockchain companies as well as high net worth individuals, who until recently, have been shunned by traditional banks on the so-called ‘Blockchain Island’. OK Group’s investment arm, OK Blockchain Capital Limited, announced that it is the anchor investor …

Bitcoin “Not Manipulable by Any Government”

This week, following the scheduled leave of John F. Kelly, United States President Donald Trump has chosen the pro-Bitcoin Mick Mulvaney to serve as the acting White House Chief of Staff beginning 2019. According to the Washington Post columnist Matt O’Brien, Mulvaney has been vocal about his support of Bitcoin (BTC) and in a speech covered …

Arrested Romanian Bitcoin Exchange CEO Helped Launder Stolen Funds

According to a Cluj, Romania-based newspaper, the case of bitcoin exchange executive Vlad Nistor is much deeper than the simple illegal operation of a cryptocurrency firm. Their most recent report on the case speaks to some much more serious allegations as to the behavior of Vlad Nistor. More Details Emerge in Bitcoin Exchange CoinFlux CEO’s …

No, the Price of Bitcoin Didn’t Drop Because of Bomb Threats

On Friday, as the Bitcoin price fell by around six percent against the U.S. dollar, several reports claimed that the dominant cryptocurrency dropped in value due to bomb threats. One report from Business Insider Australia, for instance, stated that following an email blast of bomb threats in New York, the price of the crypto asset …

Crypto VC Funding Deals are Falling Apart Due to Bear Market

According to Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), many venture capital funding deals in the crypto sector have fallen apart in the past few months as a result of the 12-month bear market. Silbert, who oversees the operations of one of the largest venture capital firms in crypto with investments …

Bitcoin Price Drops to New Yearly Low at $3,200: What’s Causing the Decline?

On December 14, following a fairly large sell-off from the $3,400 region, the Bitcoin price dropped to a new yearly low at $3,200. As Bitcoin (BTC) declined in value, other major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) experienced large losses against the U.S. dollar, with BCH falling by more than 11 …

Crypto Investors Rank Third on Dashlane’s ‘Worst Password Offenders’ List

Password management and crypto custody company Dashlane yesterday announced the third edition if its annual “Worst Password Offenders” list, with cryptocurrency investors sitting at number three on the list. The purpose of the tongue-in-cheek ranking is to highlight password-related mistakes made by high profile individuals and organisations so as to sensitise the public about best …

‘What is Bitcoin’ Ranked Among Top Google Searches in 2018

About a year ago, Google searches for “Bitcoin” surpassed searches relating to Donald Trump. Now that Google has published its 2018 year-in-review of search terms, “What is Bitcoin” is among the top questions that people are asking Google, at least in the US. Last year, the largest cryptocurrency ranked in two categories globally, both in …