Monthly Archives: March 2019

Alt Season? Over 100 Crypto Assets Outperform Bitcoin in Q1 Surge

The first quarter of 2019 was a breath of fresh air for the cryptocurrency market, having recorded its first quarterly increase in overall network valuations since the fourth quarter of 2017. Interestingly, however, bitcoin is among the least significant price gainers so far this year while still flashing a noteworthy Q1 increase of 10 percent.… Read More »

Coinbase Soft Launches International Payments with XRP and USDC

UPDATE (4/1/2019 21:35 UTC): Following the publication of this report, a Coinbase spokesperson told CoinDesk in an email that the service has been available since Coinbase added XRP to its services on Feb. 28. “It’s primarily designed as an educational resource for customers to learn about the benefits of using crypto for cross-border payments,” the… Read More »

True Life: I’m a Bitcoin

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Coincheck Launches OTC Trading Service for Bitcoin

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading service aimed at larger clients, the firm said Monday. While the service seem primarily to serve bitcoin trades, Coincheck said it will consider trades in other cryptocurrencies. Coincheck said its OTC trading desk will allow customers to buy and sell a minimum of 50… Read More »

ConsenSys Picks Latest Blockchain Startups for Accelerator Program

ConsenSys Ventures, the investment arm of ethereum development studio ConsenSys, has selected 10 blockchain startups for the second cohort of its accelerator program Tachyon. Announcing the news on Monday, ConsenSys Ventures said that the selected startups for the Tachyon 2.0 program are focused on building new blockchain-based solutions across data privacy, encryption, healthcare and decentralized… Read More »

Pakistan Introducing Regulations, Licensing Scheme for Crypto Firms

Pakistan is putting in place regulations for the cryptocurrency industry. The Express Tribune, citing finance ministry sources, reported Monday that the nation’s federal government has decided to bring in Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) regulations following recommendations from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). While the new framework has not yet been made public, draft regulations… Read More »

Bitcoin Price Posts Biggest Quarterly Gain Since Late 2017

View Bitcoin closed the first quarter of 2017 with 10.91 percent gains – the biggest quarterly gain since the fourth quarter of 2017. While bearish exhaustion is evident, a bullish reversal above $4,236 still remains elusive. A sustained break above that level may not happen in the next few months, as the price seems to… Read More »

The SEC Wants to Hire a ‘Crypto Securities’ Advisor

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking to hire a “crypto specialist” attorney advisor. According to a job posting on USAJobs, an official government jobs portal, the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets plans to hire the new legal expert in order to help develop a “comprehensive plan” to address crypto and digital… Read More »

The US SEC Wants to Hire a ‘Crypto Specialist’ Legal Advisor

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking to hire a “crypto specialist” attorney advisor. According to a job posting on USAJobs, an official government jobs portal, the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets plans to hire the new legal expert in order to help develop a “comprehensive plan” to address crypto and digital… Read More »