Month: January 2020

Trustverse Token Is Now Listed for Trading on Bitcoin.com Exchange and Users Can Win 1 Million TRV

The Bitcoin.com Exchange continues to rapidly expand its offerings. The latest asset to join it is the Trustverse token, which is now listed for trading on Bitcoin.com’s premier trading platform. To promote the success of the new listing, Trustverse is conducting a giveaway of 1 million TRV tokens. Also Read: You Can Now Buy Cryptocurrency …

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More Than 50 Crypto Marketing Agencies Survived the Crypto Winter

The cryptocurrency industry has grown exponentially and there are many facets to the blockchain industry. One specific area of expertise that’s grown significantly in the last few years is the expansion of marketing agencies within the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. In 2020 there are more than 50 marketing companies that help crypto firms and projects …

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Why Iranians are Avoiding Bitcoin, While Venezuelans Embrace It

There is a conjectured assumption that Iranians are clamoring for bitcoin to stave off the effects of biting sanctions, but the situation on the ground is different. Bitcoin trades in Iran are at an all-time low. They seem to be avoiding trades in the cryptocurrency, while Venezuelans embrace it. Banks and financial institutions in the …

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Singapore Introduces Licensing for Crypto Platforms, New Payment Services Now Act in Force

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced the commencement of the city-state’s new Payment Services Act. The law mandates the implementation of a licensing regime that applies to payment providers, exchanges and other platforms dealing with cryptocurrencies. Their operators are obliged to meet anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regulations. Also read: Uzbekistan Prepares Crypto …

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More Than 77 Crypto Projects Claim to Be Backed by Physical Gold

The last few years have seen the creation of blockchain projects that claim to have tokens backed by physical gold. In October, Coinshares and Blockchain.com launched a digital gold token (DGLD) backed by physical gold that uses BTC’s security. Tether just announced a new token called tether gold (XAUT), which will be listed for trading …

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Data Shows $25 Billion Worth of Bitcoin and Ether Held by Seven Crypto Exchanges

On January 3, 2020, a small group of crypto enthusiasts celebrated the second annual Proof-of-Keys day with hopes to get people to withdraw funds from centralized digital currency exchanges. However, exchanges holding massive amounts of BTC only saw their reserves grow larger and data shows that Coinbase now holds 1 million BTC ($8.4 billion). Crypto …

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Alexander Vinnik Accused of Laundering Billions Through BTC-e Extradited to France

Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned …

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Millennial and Male: 3 Crypto Card Issuers Profile Their Average User

Platforms offering debit cards that can be topped up with cryptocurrency have enjoyed growing popularity in the crypto community. They provide a payment solution for those who earn and own digital coins, enabling in-store and online crypto payments. Their expanding user base provides a snapshot of the kind of people who spend crypto on a …

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Polkadot Will Finally Launch This Year – But Is the Multi-Chain Network too Late to Catch Ethereum?

Remember Polkadot? It’s the multi-chain network that raised $145 million in 2017 and hasn’t been seen since. But unlike many of the blockchain projects from that era, Polkadot hasn’t taken the money and run. Its team, led by Ethereum founder Gavin Wood, has been beavering away at the ambitious task it set itself. Two and …

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