Regulation

Former SEC Director who led Ripple action lands new role

According to news outlet Bloomberg, Marc Berger, who stepped down from his role at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in January, will join New York-based Simpson Thacher in June. Berger was instrumental in bringing legal action against Ripple on allegations of selling an unregistered security in the XRP token. A key point throughout […]Read More

Bitcoin

Environmentalists say Bitcoin must do what Ethereum is doing to

The New York Times published an article featuring calls from experts saying Bitcoin will eventually need to follow what Ethereum is doing and change to a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. Bitcoin’s ravenous demand for electricity is an undisputed fact. But things get muddled when it comes to where that energy comes from, i.e., fossil fuels […]Read More

Bitcoin

This message was included in a Bitcoin block after the

Expect hidden messages to pop on Bitcoin every time something iconic happens. Yesterday, after crypto exchange Coinbase offered its shares to the public for the first time, a message embedded on the block contained a newspaper headline that screamed of government extravagance. The Coinbase stamp “On 03/Jan/2009, Satoshi coded a message into the Bitcoin Genesis […]Read More

Bitcoin

The U.S. just got a ‘pure-play’ Bitcoin and crypto ecosystem

Global investment manager VanEck launched its ‘Vectors Digital Transformation ETF’ (DAPP), yesterday, as per a release. The fund offers ‘pure-play exposure’ to companies that do business or derive revenues from Bitcoin- or crypto-related activities. ETFs, short for exchange-traded funds, are financial instruments that allow traders and investors to bet on the prices of any asset […]Read More

Cryptocurrency

Dogecoin jumps 88% in a single day to $0.13, reviving

Dogecoin (DOGE) surged by 88% today to over $0.13, setting a new all-time high and gaining a $16 billion valuation, data from multiple sources shows. The currency is intrinsically valueless and is intended to have absolutely no use, save the memes and jokes. Doge up 69%…. Nice pic.twitter.com/Hm0FaDDjve — Valkia (@officialvalkia) April 14, 2021 The […]Read More

Bitcoin

Native Bitcoin trading is coming to ShapeShift via THORChain (RUNE)

ShapeShift, a non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange, announced yesterday that it was now fully integrated with THORChain, the decentralized cross-chain liquidity network, as per a release. Users can now trade native (unwrapped) Bitcoin with Litecoin (LTC) and Ethereum (ETH) on ShapeShift’s mobile and desktop platforms. We are feeling so good about our launch of @THORChain on mobile […]Read More

Bitcoin

The Real Reason Behind Bitcoin Explosive Rally is Not Coinbase

Bitcoin surged past $64,500 this week, shattering yet another record-high milestone after a month of downside consolidation, over sentiments that a fresh Wall Street listing of one of the leading crypto firms, Coinbase, would attract more wealthy investors to the booming sector. Bitcoin reaches another lifetime high. Source: BTCUSD on TradingView.com But the flagship cryptocurrency […]Read More

Litecoin

A ‘physical’ Litecoin ETF is coming to Germany’s Xetra exchange

ETC Group, a specialist provider of cryptocurrency-backed securities, said it would list the Physical Litecoin exchange-traded product (ELTC) on Deutsche Boerse’s XETRA on Wednesday, as per a release. It follows on the success of the Group’s Bitcoin product (BTCE), which reached over $1 billion in assets in just seven months since listing, proving the growing […]Read More