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Cardano Lists ADA Futures on BitMEX

Starting on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. GMT, the ADA token from Cardano began to be listed on the futures exchange at BitMEX. This makes BitMEX the fifth exchange to list the ADA token since Bittrex did so in October 2017, followed by Upbit, Binance and Coinnest. Cardano, a project of IOHK, was […]

Markets Update: Exchange News from South Korea Brings the Bitcoin Bears

Cryptocurrency prices are sliding downwards since our last markets update, as the top ten digital assets are all seeing a loss of gains on January 8. BTC/USD markets reached a high of $17,200 on Saturday evening on January 6, but the value has dropped since then to a low of $13,900 per BTC. The price […]

Bitcoin Price Watch; Here’s What We’re Looking At Tonight

We’re closing in on the end of the session today in our bitcoin price trading efforts and what a session it’s been. Things really started to move shortly after we published our initial coverage and haven’t slowed down since. It’s not all been to the upside, unfortunately, but as the more regular of our readers […]

CFTC to Discuss Digital Currency Futures Certification Process

Five weeks ago, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced three exchanges had self-certified Bitcoin derivatives products. Following the subsequent backlash from the Futures Industry Association (FIA), the CFTC has announced two public committee meetings to review the self-certification process, procedures and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures. The news comes […]

People Selling ‘Fully Verified’ Crypto-Exchange Accounts On the Rise

Over the past few months, cryptocurrency exchanges across the globe have been swamped with new customers looking to trade or acquire digital assets. Trading platforms have been having a hard time keeping up with the new registrants. Users are complaining that identity verifications are now required and take weeks to process, while some exchanges are […]

Visa Suspends All Bitcoin Debit Cards Issued by WaveCrest

There are quite a few issues in the world of cryptocurrency debit cards. More specifically, Visa seemingly suspended nearly all debit card providers. This includes the likes of Bitwala, Wirex, TenX, and even CoinsBan. All of these companies rely on WaveCrest as a card issuer and their partnership with Visa. It is evident, things are […]

Cryptocurrency Valuations Have Created Very Wealthy Founders

Bitcoin has been on a tear for well over a year now, but a few other cryptocurrencies have increased in value far more than BTC. This past week the two digital assets ripple (XRP) and ethereum (ETH) have spiked in value exponentially, making the founders of these projects some of the wealthiest men in the […]

Banning Bitcoin Trading: American bank Merrill Lynch Announces

Another banks moves in contrary to the growing wave of cryptocurrency – The american Bank Merrill Lynch just declared that it was banning BTC-related trading or investing for its costumers and advisors. The financial entity pointed out that the advisors are not allowed to accept orders from its costumers to pair crypto in the Grayscale […]

Wallet Developers Express Security Concerns Over BitPay’s Payment Protocol Policy

On December 14, 2017, BitPay announced a first step toward enforcing the payment protocol: All orders of the BitPay Card will require payments from Payment Protocol-compatible wallets, such as BitPay’s own wallet and a few others. This announcement came after an initial notice in November 2017, when BitPay first announced that BitPay invoices would soon […]

SEC/NASAA Ring in 2018 by Hinting at Need for (More) Cryptocurrency Regulation

Yesterday, January 4, 2018, the three prominent figures of the U.S. Securities and Exchance Commission (SEC) endorsed the concerns raised in the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)’s cautionary directive on cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and other “Cryptocurrency-Related Investment Products.” Jay Clayton, the Chair of the SEC; Michael Piwowar, the former acting Chair of the SEC; and Kara […]