Category: Cryptocurrency

Crypto Crime Fell Sharply to Only 0.3% of All Cryptocurrency Activity in 2020

Crypto Crime Fell Sharply to Only 0.3% of All Cryptocurrency Activity in 2020

A study by blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis finds that cryptocurrency-related crime has fallen significantly. The criminal share of all crypto activity fell to just 0.34% in 2020. This contradicts recent statements by U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen and ECB President Christine Lagarde that cryptocurrencies are mostly used for illicit financing. Crypto Crime Plummeted in […]

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Panamanian Lawmakers to Hold Discussions on Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the Country

Panamanian Lawmakers to Hold Discussions on Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the Country

Panamanian lawmakers will start to analyze a draft bill that seeks to regulate cryptocurrencies in the nation. Local deputy (MP) Rolando Rodríguez presented the bill to the Commerce Commission of Panama’s National Assembly. Draft Bill’s Author: Panama Is Lagging Behind Other Countries in the Matter According to La Estrella de Panama, the MP is advocating […]

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Premium on Grayscale’s GBTC Drops as Reports of New Trusts Emerge: Chinese Crypto Community Unhappy

Premium on Grayscale’s GBTC Drops as Reports of New Trusts Emerge: Chinese Crypto Community Unhappy

Following the recent bitcoin price pullback, the latest Skew data now indicates that the premium rate on Grayscale’s GBTC is under 10%. The lower rate comes just weeks after the premium peaked at 41% towards the end of December. The GBTC premium is a measure of the extent of differences in the value between the […]

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Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrency Firo Suffers 51% Attack on Its Network

Privacy-Centric Cryptocurrency Firo Suffers 51% Attack on Its Network

The proof-of-work (PoW) cryptocurrency Firo announced that its protocol came under a 51% attack, notifying its holders to stop transactions. Formerly known as Zcoin, the privacy coin was reportedly subject of a blockchain reorganization attack. Firo Team Clarified the Attack Cannot Be Attributed to a ‘Coding Error’ According to a series of tweets published by […]

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Vaneck Files for Crypto ETF That Gives Investors Exposure to Equity in Digital Asset Companies

Vaneck Files for Crypto ETF That Gives Investors Exposure to Equity in Digital Asset Companies

The exchange-traded fund provider, Vaneck has filed for a Digital Asset ETF, which aims to hold equity in companies that generate revenue from cryptocurrency services. The latest ETF filing is different from the fund Vaneck applied for in mid-December, as it aims to bring investors exposure to the cryptocurrency industry. Last December, the asset manager, […]

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Crypto Economy Shaves $100 Billion, Digital Asset Markets Recover Some Losses

Crypto Economy Shaves $100 Billion, Digital Asset Markets Recover Some Losses

Digital currency markets have dropped in value during the last two days as more than $100 billion was shaved off the entire crypto market valuation. Bitcoin slid to the lowest point of the year at $28,800 per unit on Thursday afternoon, and a number of other crypto-assets saw significant losses as well. Currently, as digital […]

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Rick and Morty Creator Sells NFT Art Collection for Over $1 Million in Ether

Rick and Morty Creator Sells NFT Art Collection for Over $1 Million in Ether

Justin Roiland, the co-creator of the Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty has joined the growing trend of celebrity artists creating non-fungible token (NFT) artwork. After the animator released the collection called “The Best I Could Do” on the NFT auction house Nifty Gateway, the artwork sold for over $1 million in ether. Justin […]

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Examining the STABLE Act Proposal, Part II

Examining the STABLE Act Proposal, Part II

Quick Take A controversial legislative proposal for the Stablecoin Tethering and Bank Licensing Enforcement (STABLE) Act was recently announced by members of Congress, which could have extensive implications for digital assets if the bill were signed into law.  Our two-part series examines the STABLE Act Discussion Draft, those endorsing the potential legislation, reactions from the […]

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BlockFi launches OTC trading desk for institutional crypto investors

BlockFi launches OTC trading desk for institutional crypto investors

Crypto financial services firm BlockFi has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for institutional investors. The service will allow BlockFi’s clients to process large trades directly between themselves, instead of relying on exchange order books. BlockFi said its OTC desk will operate with traders based in the U.S. and Asia to serve institutional and ultra-high […]

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Hip-Hop Star Soulja Boy Examines Crypto, Considers Creating His Own NFT Collectibles

Hip-Hop Star Soulja Boy Examines Crypto, Considers Creating His Own NFT Collectibles

On January 19, the American hip-hop star and rapper DeAndre Cortez Way, otherwise known as “Soulja Boy,” asked his 5.2 million Twitter followers to tell him the best way to purchase crypto. Following the initial tweet, Soulja Boy continued to discuss cryptocurrencies for the rest of the day, and also asked people’s opinions about the […]

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