Coinbase Pro topped the ratings of a new report from ICORating into cryptocurrency exchange security Wednesday, October 3, while researchers flag multiple shortcomings that continue to plague the sector. ICORating conducts analytical research in the crypto space in its role as an independent rating agency.The report rates one...
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing to examine up to 100 hedge funds that deal with cryptocurrencies, a person familiar with the matter told WSJ March 22.The initiative is separate from the dozens of cryptocurrency probes, which mainly target companies the SEC suspects of...
Crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase has retracted its previous statement that it received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to trade in securities, Bloomberg reports July 18. Last week, Coinbase reported that it could now operate as a broker dealer, offering digital tokens considered to...
"We haven't had an opportunity like this in the past 500 years." That's Amir Taaki speaking on a closing panel at the Web3 Summit in Berlin Wednesday, and his statement was greeted with breathless applause by the audience. An early bitcoin developer, Taaki addressed a crowd of more than a...
The total market capitalization for the cryptocurrency market has exceeded $300 billion for the first time. Data from CoinMarketCap.com shows that the market capitalization for all cryptocurrencies is currently at roughly $300.5bn. Of...
It is a first for the UK that Bitcoin can now be used as a down payment in the property market. Co-living pioneer The Collective have announced that they will be accepting the digital currency as a deposit from prospective tenants. They are also eyeing out rental payments in...
China has ordered its telecoms providers to block access to all VPNs by February 2018. As Bloomberg reports, the country’s government is seeking major upgrades to its infamous Great Firewall, specifically targeting the millions of citizens and businesses using VPNs to bypass censorship. “VPNs are incredibly important for companies trying...
Craig Wright, who has previously claimed to be the creator of Bitcoin, among other exploits, was filmed at the Future of Bitcoin conference in the Netherlands today. The conference is focused on ways to move Bitcoin into the wider economy. The erstwhile computer scientist and public figure was given the...
Ripple is leading a number of organizations launching a lobbying group in Washington D.C., Business Standard reported Friday. Dubbed Securing America's Internet of Value Coalition (SAIV), the group includes, apart from Ripple, the RippleWorks Foundation; Coil, a company developing a solution for digital payments; Hard Yaka, an investment firm focusing...
Months after it filed an application to go public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Beijing-based cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain is undergoing a series of business changes that extend even to its China offices, the company...