Bitcoin: After Breaking Above $9k, Analysts Expect Several Years of Positive Price Action

Several days ago, Bitcoin incurred a massive influx of buying pressure that sent it surging past its previous resistance levels that existed around $9,000. In the time since, however, BTC’s bulls have not been able to push it towards the ever-so-important $10k level, which may signal that it will face increased selling pressure in the […]

Privacy Is Paramount: How KYC Makes Us All Less Free

KYC (Know Your Customer) policies and endless private data collection, coupled with force-backed, violent legislation compromise the utility and ethics of crypto trading. An uncompromising stance on user privacy is critically important to crypto traders and peer-to-peer transaction. It’s not about having nothing to hide, but about sound economics, human dignity, and creating a more […]

CFTC Claims British Bitcoin Company Defrauded Investors of Nearly $150 Million

The US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has accused a British Bitcoin and crypto asset trading platform of defrauding investors. The company in question promised to trade various crypto assets trade on behalf of investors. The regulator claims that Control-Finance Ltd. did no such trading for its users. Instead, it made off with almost $150 […]

Chair of House Financial Services Committee Requests Halt on Facebook’s Crypto Project

Rep. Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee is requesting that Facebook halt development on its cryptocurrency, the Libra, as reported by CNN Tech Reporter Brian Fung in a series of tweets June 18. In her statement, Rep. Waters explained: “Given the company’s troubled past, I am requesting that […]

IBM Announces New Multicloud Update to Blockchain

IBM has announced upgrades to its Blockchain Platform, according to a report by Ledger Insights on June 18. The new IBM Blockchain Platform will reportedly be able to run on multiple cloud networks, such as major tech corporation Microsoft’s Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is apparently the main upgrade over its previous iteration, […]

Halt Libra? US Lawmakers Call for Hearings on Facebook’s Crypto

The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee wants Facebook to stop developing its new Libra cryptocurrency network – at least temporarily. Congresswoman Maxine Waters asked Facebook to halt development of the Libra Network until hearings can be held. The move follows a letter written to her by her Republican counterpart, Representative Patrick […]

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Is a Nail in the Coffin for ‘Blockchain Not Bitcoin’

Edan Yago is the founder of CementDAO, an effort to bring together stablecoins into a unified ecosystem. The views expressed here are his own. With the announcement of Libra, cryptocurrency has entered the big leagues. Facebook’s entry into this market means every single company now has to take cryptocurrency seriously. Companies around the world are […]