Digital Assets

For those involved in the new age of investment, digital assets are constantly at top of mind. These stories delve into the ever-growing world of commodities on the blockchain.

A source tied to China’s central bank has pushed back against reports about the country’s central bank digital currency.
Chinese Authority Pushes Back on Central Bank Digital Currency Report

A source tied to China’s central bank has pushed back against reports about the country’s central bank digital currency.

Crypto asset data company Nomics has released a new service that rates the transparency of reported bitcoin volume.
Data Firm: Just 17 Percent of Reported Bitcoin Volume Is Trustworthy

Crypto asset data company Nomics has released a new service that rates the transparency of reported bitcoin volume.

Bitcoin has always been the leading cryptocurrency in market capitalization — the total value of its circulating supply in dollars — by a wide margin. But how does bitcoin’s market cap compare to the rest of the world’s markets and assets?
Infographic: Bitcoin’s Market Cap in Perspective

How does bitcoin’s market cap compare to the rest of the world’s markets and assets?

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Prixbit has notified users it has shut down, possibly due to larger factors affecting the country.
As Part of Larger Trends, South Korean Exchange Prixbit Closes

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Prixbit has notified users it has shut down, possibly due to larger factors affecting the country.

The cryptocurrency exchange says a ban of users in Hong Kong, Bermuda and the Seychelles is to avoid conflict of interest with its operating company.
Citing Compliance, BitMEX Blocks Services to Hong Kong, Bermuda and Seychelles

The cryptocurrency exchange says a ban of users in Hong Kong, Bermuda and the Seychelles is to avoid conflict of interest with its operating company.

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance has relaunched its iOS app, following its removal from the App Store in May 2019.
Binance Relaunches Its iOS App

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance has relaunched its iOS app, following its removal from the App Store in May 2019.

Binance’s Venus stablecoin project has been described as the “one-belt-one-road” version of Libra.
Binance Announces New Stablecoin Venus

Binance’s Venus stablecoin project has been described as the “one-belt-one-road” version of Libra.

Long-anticipated, physically delivered bitcoin futures from Bakkt are forthcoming following regulatory progress.
Bakkt Sets September Launch Date for Bitcoin Futures

Long-anticipated, physically delivered bitcoin futures from Bakkt are forthcoming following regulatory progress.

The cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly moved on to partner with ClearBank.
Barclays Ends Banking Relationship With Coinbase

The cryptocurrency exchange has reportedly moved on to partner with ClearBank.

Bitcoiners have long harped on bitcoin’s viability as a global hedge asset like gold, but it’s never had the opportunity to prove itself.
As Macro Economy Weakens, Is Bitcoin Emerging as a Global Hedge?

Bitcoiners have long harped on bitcoin’s viability as a global hedge asset like gold, but it’s never had the opportunity to prove itself.

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – August 3rd, 2019

8/3/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

The retail giant is considering entry into the corporation-controlled digital currency game. But it can’t compete with bitcoin.
Walmart Joins Corporate Coin Bandwagon, Files Patent for Stablecoin

The retail giant is considering entry into the corporation-controlled digital currency game. But it can’t compete with bitcoin.

Italian maximalist Giacomo Zucco talks about BHB Network’s research on RGB tokens: a Layer 3 solution for colored coins on the Lightning Network.
Video Interview: Giacomo Zucco and RGB Tokens Built on Bitcoin

Italian maximalist Giacomo Zucco talks about BHB Network’s research on RGB tokens: a Layer 3 solution for colored coins on the Lightning Network.

LedgerX’s bitcoin futures contracts give investors the chance to trade futures contracts without ever utilizing a banking system.
LedgerX Launches First Physical Bitcoin Futures Contracts, Beating Bakkt

LedgerX’s bitcoin futures contracts give investors the chance to trade futures contracts without ever utilizing a banking system.

Blockchain’s new crypto trading platform, The PIT, is meant to be more secure than centralized exchanges and faster than decentralized ones.
Blockchain Launches Institutional-Grade Crypto Trading Platform

Blockchain’s new crypto trading platform, The PIT, is meant to be more secure than centralized exchanges and faster than decentralized ones.

Blockstream’s sidechain now supports the stablecoin tether as one of its Liquid assets.
Liquid Launches Support for Tether

Blockstream’s sidechain now supports the stablecoin tether as one of its Liquid assets.

In worldwide surveys on Facebook’s Libra, respondents have indicated overwhelming distrust of the digital currency.
Low On Trust: Survey Respondents Are Skeptical of Libra

In worldwide surveys on Facebook’s Libra, respondents have indicated overwhelming distrust of the digital currency.

In a wider report on competition in fintech, an EU department lamented bitcoin’s cryptocurrency market share.
EU Calls Crypto Market ‘Anticompetitive,’ Says Central Bank Coin Would Help

In a wider report on competition in fintech, an EU department lamented bitcoin’s cryptocurrency market share.

In Senate Hearing, Facebook’s Iffy Reputation Looms Over Libra Plans

Today, Libra project head David Marcus testified in front of the United States Senate Banking Committee on Facebook’s planned Libra “cryptocurrency.”

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – July 6th, 2019

7/6/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

Blockstream has launched an atomic swap tool for its Liquid Network sidechain, enabling transaction of digital assets between blockchains.
Blockstream Announces Atomic Swap Integration for Liquid

Blockstream has launched an atomic swap tool for its Liquid Network sidechain, enabling transaction of digital assets between blockchains.

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO Arthur Hayes tweeted that BitMEX saw over $1 trillion in trading volume over the past year.
BitMEX CEO Touts $1 Trillion Yearly Trading Volume

Cryptocurrency exchange CEO Arthur Hayes tweeted that BitMEX saw over $1 trillion in trading volume over the past year.

The Bank of International Settlements is supporting the world’s central banks as they issue their own digital currencies, following Facebook’s libra.
BIS: Central Banks May Issue Digital Currencies Soon

The Bank of International Settlements is supporting the world’s central banks as they issue their own digital currencies, following Facebook’s libra.

Facebook Libra
Facebook’s Libra Is Here. But It Might Not Be What You Think.

Facebook’s digital currency, Libra, is a lot of what we expected and a little of what we didn’t.