x
--d : --h : --m : --s
Get tickets

Latest

Op Ed: A Summary of  NYAG vs. Bitfinex/Tether

The New York Supreme Court has modified an injunction, now allowing Bitfinex to continue using Tether reserves that were loaned to it to maintain its ordinary course of business. But how did we get here?

Sasha Hodder
May 17, 2019

Coinbase CEO Teases Launch of Debit Card in the U.S.

During an AMA session, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced that the company is working on introducing its debit card to customers in the U.S.

Jimmy Aki
May 17, 2019

Smell Something Fishy? The CFTC Will Pay You to Report Crypto Scams

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission had a message for conference goers at Consensus 2019: “Be on the lookout for virtual currency fraud” and if you see it, let us know.

Colin Harper
May 16, 2019

Minnesota Representative to Reintroduce Hard Fork Tax Reform Bill

Congressional Representative Tom Emmer has announced plans to reintroduce a bill meant to “provide temporary safe harbor for the tax treatment of hard forks of convertible virtual currency in the absence of administrative guidance.”

Landon Manning
May 16, 2019

Blockstream Releases First Enterprise-Grade Product on Liquid

Security tokens are coming to Bitcoin, courtesy of Blockstream.

Colin Harper
May 15, 2019

Tether and Bitfinex Ask New York Attorney General for Fund Accessibility

In the latest development of an ongoing legal dispute with New York, attorneys for Bitfinex and Tether have asked for a lifting of restrictions on the stablecoin issuer's funds.

Jimmy Aki
May 15, 2019

BitGo Announces New Settlement System for Institutional Clients

Blockchain security company BitGo is launching a new service for institutional clients: a clearing and settlements system that operates off-chain.

Landon Manning
May 14, 2019

Grayscale Reports $3.2 Million Average Weekly Investments in Bitcoin Trust

In a first quarter statement for 2019, Grayscale Investments reported significant growth in its Bitcoin Investment Trust.

Jimmy Aki
May 14, 2019

Guides

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin means different things to different people. But what is Bitcoin, in the most basic sense?

Bitcoin Magazine

What Are Bitcoin Wallets?

Here are the best ways to store bitcoin securely in bitcoin wallets.

Bitcoin Magazine

What is Bitcoin Mining?

Bitcoin mining is the process of validating transactions by including them in the blocks that form the Bitcoin blockchain.

Bitcoin Magazine

What Makes Bitcoin Valuable?

Fundamentally, bitcoins derive their value just as anything else does: because people want them.

Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin Breaks $8,000: Four Factors Behind the Rally

The bitcoin price has broken $8,000 for the first time since July 2018, but what's behind the rally?

8btc
May 14, 2019

Cartoon: Obstacle Course

Getting the next 100 million consumers to start using cryptocurrencies is going to require simpler access methods.

Ian Foley
May 14, 2019

Following Hack, Binance Plans System Upgrade

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Binance will be conducting a system upgrade on May 15, 2019, in the wake of a $40 million hack.

Jimmy Aki
May 14, 2019

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Where Is the Local Top for This Parabolic Run?

The bitcoin market has gone parabolic as we blasted off through two major weekly levels. We are currently testing the $8,000 level and we might see a strong round of selling hit the market that could potentially pull us down to retest the mid-$6,000s. If we manage to crack the overhanging resistance and find support, we can expect to see further price growth.

Bitcoin Schmitcoin
May 13, 2019

Despite Industry Pushback, G20 May Impose Stricter KYC Policy on Exchanges

Following a consultive forum this month, there is no indication that the FATF will change its recent position on stricter KYC rules for cryptocurrency service providers.

Aaron van Wirdum
May 13, 2019

Flexa Enables BTC Payments at Popular Brick-and-Mortar Stores

Flexa has announced the launch of SPEDN, an app that allows users to make purchases with cryptocurrencies at stores like Whole Foods and Nordstrom.

Jimmy Aki
May 13, 2019

eBay Teases Crypto Expansion

The popular e-commerce provider has released promotional materials suggesting that its is ready to accept “virtual currencies” and offer “digital collectibles.”

Jimmy Aki
May 13, 2019

Microsoft Is Building an ID Verification Platform on Bitcoin

Microsoft is building Project ION, a trustless digital identity scheme, on Bitcoin.

Colin Harper
May 13, 2019

Gab Doesn’t Want Your Social Media Token — It Wants Bitcoin

Gab, the controversially unmoderated social media network, is turning to bitcoin as a censorship-free payment avenue for its users.

Colin Harper
May 13, 2019

In Light of Tether’s Fractional Reserve, a Shadow of Fiatcoins’ Future

What does Tether's 74 percent fractional reserve tell us about the future of so-called stablecoins?

Colin Harper
May 13, 2019

HTC to Launch EXODUS 1s, Smartphone With Full Node Capacity

Electronics company HTC has announced "the first smartphone ever to have full node capabilities.”

Landon Manning
May 11, 2019

Op Ed: Understanding the Latest FinCEN Guidance for Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has issued new “interpretive guidance” about how its regulations apply to businesses that conduct money transmissions in virtual currencies. What do you need to know?

Sasha Hodder
May 10, 2019

Binance Announces 'Significant' Security Changes Following Hack

Per a blog post , the exchange announced that it will be implementing “significant” changes to its fundamental security infrastructure, including its two-factor authentication and withdrawal validation processes.

Jimmy Aki
May 10, 2019

The SEC Has a New Exchange Traded Fund Application to Review

The SEC has posted a new proposal from Crescent Crypto Index Services for the launch of a crypto-backed exchange-traded fund.

Jimmy Aki
May 10, 2019

A Group of Major Crypto Traders Reportedly Considers Scammer Blacklist

Several major cryptocurrency traders, including representatives from Galaxy Digital Holdings and Cumberland DRW, reportedly met to discuss an industry-wide blacklist of suspicious actors to stem the tide of scams and theft in the space.

Landon Manning
May 10, 2019

Hut 8 Mining on Sustainability, Expansion and Surviving Crypto Winter

“Last year was not profitable for many miners,” said Hut 8 CEO Andrew Kiguel. “[But] we believe that bitcoin is the future of digital money and that our work is crucial."

Jessie Willms
May 9, 2019