Roger Ver Stopped Mining Bitcoin Cash After Halving

Bitcoin Cash saw its hashrate drop dramatically following yesterday’s halving, bringing its network security to all-time lows. Even the mining pool operated by Roger Ver, one of the main figureheads behind the coin, almost entirely stopped mining BCH. Halving Catastrophic for BCH Security Bitcoin Cash, one of Bitcoin’s most popular forks, went through its first […]

Crypto Privacy Is a Financial Tonic to Government Intervention

Source: Adobe/wip-studio It is no secret that the global economic outlook is continuing to worsen as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage – and with many parties looking for the security of privacy in harsh financial times, the call for privacy is on the rise as government-led intervention skyrockets. This quest, in turn, may lead […]

Polish Politicians and Bitcoin Enthusiasts Clash Online over Crypto Tax

Source: Adobe/Marcin Chodorowski The Polish government has come under fire for introducing coronavirus-mitigating legislation that includes suspending a new 1% civil law transactions tax (PCC) on crypto purchases and sales. A number of opposition politicians have criticized the government, claiming there are other groups besides crypto traders that are currently in need of more urgent […]

Getting to Know TrustedBrokerz

Disclaimer: The text below is a sponsored article that was not written by journalists.____ There has been a paradigm shift in trading – with people moving from conventional forms of trading, and starting to use online trading platforms. Many people are gradually beginning to realize that there is a world of endless opportunities waiting […]

New BlockFi Investor, New Way to Stack Sats, Novogratz’s Warning + More News

Mike Novogratz. Source: A YouTube video screenshot 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. Investment news Major U.S.-based cryptocurrency lending startup BlockFi has brought on Singaporean hedge fund Three Arrows Capital as a strategic investor to the company, […]

BlockFi Brings in Three Arrows Capital as Investor

BlockFi has announced today that it has brought on Three Arrows Capital as a strategic investor to the company.  Client Becomes an Investor Three Arrows Capital, a leading fund manager focused on providing superior risk-adjusted returns, is now also an institutional client of BlockFi. The investor joins the company through a secondary transaction. Founded by […]

French Financial Regulator Responds to EU’s Crypto Consultation

As the European Commission finished its public consultation on cryptocurrency assets in March, France’s major financial regulator stepped in to express its stance on the matter. The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the stock market regulator in France, has published an official response to the EC consultation, outlining some basic proposals regarding their own vision […]

Ethereum Beat Tron and EOS in Dapp Category in Q1

Source: Adobe/AlekseyIvanov In the first quarter of 2020, out of tree major protocols, only Ethereum dapps (decentralized apps) saw an increase in users and transaction volume since last year, according to a new report by analytics service DappReview. The 2020 Q1 Dapp Market Report states that, compared to the first quarter of 2019, “a total […]

Former Bakkt CEO to Sell All Holdings After Insider Trading Accusations

Following major accusations of insider stock trading during the coronavirus-induced market crash, Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), the former CEO of Bakkt, is liquidating her holdings along with her husband. In an April 8 tweet, Loeffler said that she and her husband Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of ICE, which is the company that owns Bitcoin (BTC) options […]

Fold Brings Bitcoin Cashback with Visa Card

Bitcoin application, Fold, today announced its induction into Visa’s Fintech Fast Track program. Along with specialized access to leaders in the legacy payments space, Fold will also launch a co-branded Visa card. Users of the card can earn cashback in BTC for any purchases made with the card.  Fold Joins Visa, Launches Bitcoin Cashback Card Visa’s Fast […]