Monthly Archives: April 2019

Up 28%: Bitcoin Ends April With Biggest Monthly Gain in a Year

View Bitcoin activated twin bullish cues with a 28 percent gain in April: a falling channel breakout on the monthly chart and a close above the 21-month exponential moving average (EMA). Prices have again bounced from the historically strong 30-day moving average support, currently at $5,184. This, coupled with the bullish developments on the monthly… Read More »

US Income Tax Payers Can Now Get Refunds in Bitcoin

Income tax payers in the U.S. now have the option to receive their federal and state refunds in bitcoin. Blockchain payments processor Bitpay announced the news on Tuesday, saying that the firm has partnered with U.S.-based taxation services provider Refundo for the service. Refundo customers can choose to receive all or a portion of a… Read More »

Amazon Web Services Opens Blockchain Building Service Up for Wider Use

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, has launched its Managed Blockchain service for wider use among enterprise clients. AT&T, Nestle, Accenture and others are already using the service, AWS announced Tuesday. Initially revealed last November, Amazon Managed Blockchain is said to allow clients to create and manage blockchain networks more easily… Read More »

Digging Deeper on Crypto Exchange Data and Transparency

Clay Collins is CEO and co-founder at Nomics, an API-first cryptoasset data company delivering market data to institutional crypto investors and exchanges. The opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not reflect CoinDesk’s position.​ The following article originally appeared in “Institutional Crypto” by CoinDesk, a free newsletter for the institutional market with… Read More »

Where Crypto Exchanges Are Beating the Bear Market

With the Turkish lira dropping to a six-month low against the dollar last week, bitcoin is continuing to pick up even more traction in Istanbul. Andy Cheung, head of operations at the global crypto exchange OKEx, told CoinDesk that over 30,000 Turkish users signed up for the platform since it expanded services to Turkey on… Read More »

Microsoft Outlook Hackers Stole Crypto Using Victims’ Emails: Report

Hackers who breached Microsoft Outlook have reportedly used the email service to steal cryptocurrency users’ funds. Motherboard reported Tuesday that hackers had managed to gain access to Microsoft customer support employee’s accounts in recent weeks, after which they were able to access non-corporate email accounts, including in Hotmail and MSN. Microsoft confirmed the breach to… Read More »

HTC Plans to Launch Another Blockchain Phone This Year, Exec Says

Taiwanese consumer electronics firm HTC is doubling down on its mission to offer blockchain features to its cellphone customers. HTC decentralized chief officer Phil Chen said at a recent event in Taipei that the company is preparing to release a second generation of its blockchain phone, the EXODUS, by the year’s end, Taiwan News reported… Read More »