PayPal and Venmo Planning to Introduce Bitcoin Purchases?

PayPal and Venmo are thinking about adding Bitcoin and crypto buying and selling, according to sources contacted by CoinDesk. Such a feature would help accelerate mainstream adoption. How the Feature Might Work The feature would allow users to buy Bitcoin and other altcoins directly from their online account by connecting to a third-party exchange such […]

Celsius Secures $10M Investment from Tether in First Equity-Financing Round

Key Takeaways Celsius Network has received $10 million from Tether Ltd in its first equity-financing round The investment will not give Tether a controlling influence over Celsius Network’s operations Users can still earn competitive interest on Tether and Tether Gold deposits Share this article Stablecoin firm Tether Ltd has invested $10 million in Celsius Network’s […]

Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 25

Source: Adobe/MQ-Illustrations Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by cryptocurrency exchanges that we found last week and today. Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here. _________________________________________ BiboxListings:ABBC Coin (ABBC) BiKi.comListings:Multicoin (MTCN)Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC)Compound (COMP) BilaxyListings:Ormeus Cash (OMC)Ormeus […]

CBDCs Don’t Fix Broken Monetary Policy, Say Execs at Stablecoin Saga

As countries around the world dive into central bank digital currencies (CBDC), many in the crypto industry look forward to what that means for adoption and even lucrative partnerships to develop such tokens. However, at least some commentators have noted that national CBDCs will likely disappoint those looking to update monetary policy. “A change in […]

Former NSA and Western Union Executives Join Cred Leadership Team

Share this article Cred, the leading global blockchain-based financial services platform serving customers in 190 countries, announced today that it has added new executives to its already powerful roster. Daniel Goldstein joins Cred as Chief Technology Officer and Bethany De Lude will direct security operations as Chief Information Security Officer. Each executive brings a 25+ […]

‘400 Companies’ to Use Chinese Blockchain Pilot Zone + More News

Source: Adobe/gui yong nian 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. Blockchain news Some 400 companies are participating as Guangzhou, in Guangdong Province, launches China’s first blockchain pilot zone, reports Xinhua. The media outlet states that companies involved […]

PlusToken Scam Dumping $67 Million in EOS, Incoming Crash

Key Takeaways Nearly 24 million EOS have been moved by the perpetrators of the PlusToken scam into an unknown address Historical data suggests that the individuals behind the transfer are preparing to sell these tokens A spike in the selling pressure behind EOS could see the token fall to $2 or lower Share this article […]

Stablecoins & ‘Legal Crypto’ to Power S Korean Plastic Surgery Revival

Source: Adobe/metamorworks South Korean companies will increasingly look to stablecoins and blockchain technology as they look to boost the number of people coming into the country to undergo cosmetic surgical procedures. South Korea’s plastic surgery industry is worth an estimated USD 5 billion a year, and prior to the coronavirus outbreak, there had been a […]

Blockchains Are an Excellent Solution for Privacy, Part 3

Some entrepreneurs have been trying to increase data privacy by combining encryption and blockchain technology. There are projects like Oasis Labs and Enigma that focus entirely on preserving users’ privacy. Meanwhile, others have been focusing on preventing data retention by companies. Thus, there is no way to guarantee that personal data is deleted in a […]

‘New World of Bitcoin’ as it ‘Re-Couples’ with Stocks

Source: Adobe/Bumble Dee Bitcoin (BTC) and S&P 500 markets are “re-coupled,” says a digital asset manager, which he argues brings forth a new normal for the market. Despite bitcoin proponents often referring to the popular digital asset as an uncorrelated asset, the discussions about whether it really is uncorrelated with other traditionally risky assets like […]