US Congressional Watchdog on Prototyping Smart Contracts

The supreme audit institution of the United States, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), posted two job positions with its Innovation Lab concerning the development of prototype applications for blockchain technology during March. Cointelegraph spoke to Chuck Young, the managing director of public affairs at GAO, to find out more about the agency’s interest in distributed […]

Coronavirus Forces Mexican Fintech Firms to Wait Longer for Licenses

Source: Adobe/Andreas Gruhl Almost 100 Mexican fintech companies will likely face a longer wait than expected after the nation’s top financial regulator announced a coronavirus pandemic-related slowdown in its operations. Per media outlet El CEO, The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) has extended certain regulatory deadlines for at least 90 days and says that […]

Bisq Attacked, BUX Crypto Launched, Bithumb Got a Black Mark + More News

Source: Adobe/Denys Rudyi Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Exchanges news Bisq, an open-source, peer-to-peer crypto trading platform, said that an attacker was able to exploit a flaw in their trade protocol, targeting individual trades in order […]

Is Bitcoin a Stock or a Commodity?

The economic and legal nature of Bitcoin is one of the most hotly debated topics between professional economists and legal scholars in crypto. The question doesn’t elude the regular crypto userbase either. Economists’ main concern is whether Bitcoin can – in the first place – be regarded as money. If it can — is it […]

The Smallest of the Biggest Bitcoins, Bitcoin SV, Rallies Ahead of Halving

Source: Adobe/Drobot Dean In preparation for its first mining reward halving in less than two days, the smallest of the three biggest bitcoins, bitcoin SV (BSV), has outperformed all the top 10 cryptos today and in the past week. Currently (13:56 UTC), the sixth coin by market capitalization trades at USD 208. It appreciated almost […]

Bitcoin Cash Miners Just Lost Half of Their Reward (UPDATED)

Source: Adobe/igor_kell The fifth-largest cryptoasset by market capitalization and a Bitcoin (BTC) hard fork, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), just went through its first halving, seeing the mining reward cut by half, to BTC 6.25 (USD 1,672) per block, which reduces the supply of new coins entering circulation. (Updated at 14:52 UTC: updates in bold). Congratulations to […]

Bitcoin Cash and SV to Go Through First Halving; Here’s the Price Implications

The two biggest Bitcoin hard forks, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin SV (BSV), are set to experience a significant reduction in their overall rate of token issuance. As speculation mounts around these two events, technical patterns estimate that a retracement could be underway. BCH and BSV: Rewards Reduction Events Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV are […]

Tezos, Chainlink Trim Gains After Rallying Over 20% In a Week

Source: Adobe/Mediteraneo With the broader crypto market once again seeing optimistic trading in the past seven days, the two popular altcoins tezos (XTZ) and chainlink (LINK) shine for investors, with each recording gains of more than 20% over the past two weeks. As the market is correcting its gains today, as of press time on […]

Why Should I Trade Bitcoin?

Disclaimer: The text below is a sponsored article that was not written by Cryptonews.com journalists. Why Should I Trade Bitcoin? Over the last couple of years, trading Bitcoin and Bitcoin CFDs has become incredibly popular. This is because of the lucrative benefits that doing so can award those who partake in this form of investment. […]

Cryptopia’s Crypto is ‘Property’ and Owned by Account Holders

Source: Adobe/Studio_East The judge in the case of the troubled, New Zealand-based crypto exchange Cryptopia has found that the account holders, not the exchange, own the cryptoassets. As a short reminder, Cryptopia, founded in 2014, suffered a devastating hack in January 2019, when reportedly some USD 30 million in cryptoassets were stolen. The exchange was […]