Blockstack’s SEC Filing Reveals Heavy Use of Tokens When Paying Services

Blockstack PBC filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, as part of its regulatory obligations resulting from project’s the initial coin offering, or ICO. The SEC report was published on April 29. It details some of the high profile deals made by Blockstack throughout the year, as well as a […]

Coinbase Pro Brings Back Zcash, Adds BAT and Dai Pairs

In a win for all privacy coins, Zcash will get listed on Coinbase Pro. This comes after ZEC was removed for the crypto exchange’s UK customers last year. Key Takeaways Coinbase Pro has announced that will enable support for ZEC/USD, BAT/USD, and DAI/USD order books. Support for Zcash comes after Coinbase delisted ZEC from its […]

Data Shows Ethereum Is Better Money Than Bitcoin

Ethereum is used as money far more often than Bitcoin, at least according to one new analysis of on-chain data. Key Takeaways Analyzing the top 10,000 ETH addresses shows that Ethereum has significant transaction volume, compared to that of Bitcoin. 16% of the Ether in circulation has been actively used in the past 90 days, […]

Bitcoin Jumps Towards $9,000 as Bulls Return

Bitcoin breaks out in anticipation of the upcoming halving, recovering all the losses incurred during the March market meltdown. Key Takeaways Bitcoin shot up more than 8% over the past 24 hours, confirming a strong uptrend. As the bulls approach $9,000 they may encounter significant resistance based on different supply barriers from holders. A rejection […]

How Healthy Will the Bitcoin Network Be Post-halving?

Source: Adobe/Andrey Johnson Xu is the Chief Analyst at TokenInsight, a token data and rating agency._____ Bitcoin (BTC)’s third halving is now less than two weeks away, per most estimates. As such, the industry is curious to discover what will happen to the Bitcoin network in the wake of this long-awaited event. Breaking down the […]

BitMEX Leaves Japan, Youtube Suspends Ripple CTO + More News

Source: Adobe/mehaniq41 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 BitMEX has announced that it will stop offering services to Japanese residents. In an official announcement, the exchange – which is not licensed to operate in Japan […]

Bitcoin-themed Manga Series Debuts in Japan

The front cover of the first edition. Source: Hakusensha The cryptocurrency-manga bond is growing stronger. While manga-flavored token monacoin (MONA) was arguably the first major crypto-manga crossover, a new series of bitcoin (BTC)-themed comics is now the talk of the town in Japan. The new title is named Genesis Code, and is being serialized in […]

Kim Jong-Un in Good Health, Crypto Will Help Fight Imperialism

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un’s state of health is good, according to an individual associated with the government. Special Representative of the Foreign Ministry Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les Perez told Cointelegraph that Kim Jong-un is in good health on April 28. His remarks contrast with recent reports about the leader’s ill health […]

Chinese Media Outlets Rush to Distance the Digital Yuan from Bitcoin

Source: Adobe/amixstudio A number of Chinese media outlets have published reports outlining the central bank’s plans for the digital yuan, which is set to make its debut at testbed sites next month, with some keen to point out that the new token “is not bitcoin (BTC) or ethereum (ETH)” and will not lead to a […]

Ethereum Has More Whales and Some Of Them Manipulate

Source: Adobe/Ollie There’s an influx of new ethereum (ETH) whales, while some of the ETH whales manipulate the market, according to Adam Cochran, Partner at decentralized autonomous organization Metacartel Ventures. Cochran explains in his first of several announced reports (also ‘translated’ into a Twitter thread) that he manually audited the top 10,000 Ethereum addresses in […]