Start-up makes cryptocurrency easy with launch of new app
May21

Start-up makes cryptocurrency easy with launch of new app

Zumo, an Edinburgh-based mobile wallet and payments start-up backed by Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman, has launched an app that stores, sends and allows consumers to spend and exchange cryptocurrencies online. Today, customers can use the app to buy, sell and exchange both Bitcoin and Etherium cryptocurrencies. Since the start of lockdown in March, the price of Bitcoin has risen sharply as retail investors rush to Bitcoin as a safe...

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Bitcoin halving highlights crypto is part of mainstream finance: deVere CEO
May12

Bitcoin halving highlights crypto is part of mainstream finance: deVere CEO

Bitcoin’s historic halving event on Monday underscores that the “long-term future of cryptocurrencies is secure”, says the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. The comments from deVere Group’s Nigel Green come as the world’s supply of Bitcoin was forever slashed on Monday. The highly anticipated halving event, occurring only every four years, means that less and less Bitcoin –...

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Bitcoin halving could bring new wave of crypto investors, says eToro’s Simon Peters
May05

Bitcoin halving could bring new wave of crypto investors, says eToro’s Simon Peters

Bitcoin, the world’s best known and arguably most successful crypto, will undergo a halving on the 12th May. According to Simon Peters, analyst at investment platform eToro, the halving could not only see the price of bitcoin rise, as it has done following previous halvings, but it could also result in a whole new brand of crypto investors. The halving, which will be the third time it has happened on bitcoin, will see the block halve...

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New Survey Reflects India’s Crypto Boom Will Come From Entrepreneurs and Enterprise With Continued Success Of Digital Assets Dependent On KYC And Regulation
Apr02

New Survey Reflects India’s Crypto Boom Will Come From Entrepreneurs and Enterprise With Continued Success Of Digital Assets Dependent On KYC And Regulation

Paxful , a peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, released today the results of a survey conducted around the future potential of cryptocurrency in India. The survey highlights what industries will lead the charge towards adoption, where crypto will drive the most progress, and the general sentiments of Indian men and women, ages 18-55, 75% of which have crypto investments, regarding digital currency. India has recently seen a lift on its...

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BTSE unveils globally accessible debit card with pre-registration opening TODAY!
Apr02

BTSE unveils globally accessible debit card with pre-registration opening TODAY!

There’s a new crypto debit card in town, to be accepted at over 53 million MasterCard merchants worldwide, compatible with more than 1 million ATMs around the world, and fundable with multiple fiat and cryptocurrencies – and all that without a bank account! Pre-registrations for the BTSE Debit Card open on April 1st, 2020 at 3pm UTC. The physical card is officially set to launch in May. BTSE is the leading Fintech company...

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Comment: Crypto markets recover after Fed and Senate bazooka
Mar26

Comment: Crypto markets recover after Fed and Senate bazooka

Christel Quek – Chief Commercial Officer, Co-Founder, BOLT.Global: “Cryptocurrency markets have begun to show signs of recovery following stark declines earlier in the month. Crypto markets seemingly received tailwind the past two days with massive stimulus being injected from the US. The Federal Reserve on Monday rolled out an extraordinary array of programs to support the US economy, while the US Senate on Tuesday came...

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Crypto Crimewave: Hundreds of victims blackmailed for bitcoin
Mar19

Crypto Crimewave: Hundreds of victims blackmailed for bitcoin

UK Police forces received a total of 562 reports of blackmail for bitcoin according to research from Parliament Street think tank throughout 2018 and 2019, according to official figures. The data, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) provides an insight into the substantial amount of crimes involving the bitcoin, widely believed to be the most popular cryptocurrency. A total of 13 police forces gave responses to the...

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Bitfinex Hosts Launch of $280m Crypto Hedge Fund Fulgur Alpha as Exchange Becomes Go-To Place for Institutional Investors
Mar16

Bitfinex Hosts Launch of $280m Crypto Hedge Fund Fulgur Alpha as Exchange Becomes Go-To Place for Institutional Investors

Bitfinex, a state-of-the-art digital asset trading platform, has onboarded Fulgur Alpha, a $280 million Bahamas-based absolute returns crypto hedge fund, consolidating its position as the leading source of liquidity for institutional investors in the crypto space. The launch of Fulgur Alpha on Bitfinex will put the fund among the three biggest on an exchange widely recognised as providing the best liquidity in Bitcoin. Fulgur Alpha,...

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Bitcoin’s 24h Trading Volume is 2x Higher than Apple’s at $41bn
Mar11

Bitcoin’s 24h Trading Volume is 2x Higher than Apple’s at $41bn

Data gathered by Insidebitcoins.com indicates that Bitcoin trading volume for the last 24 hours is now double that of tech giant Apple. From the data Bitcoin, last recorded trading volume was $41.261 billion an equivalent of 5,259,812 BTC while Apple’s trading volume was $20.235 billion. What Bitcoin’s large trading volume means for the crypto sector Apple’s trading volume was arrived at by multiplying the number of shares (71.323...

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What does good fintech innovation look like?
Mar11

What does good fintech innovation look like?

The words “Fintech innovation” have been tossed around all over the world lately, with very little understanding as to what they mean, what they accomplish and who is truly integrating them in their local economy. Recently, these two words have been hijacked by the blockchain technology. Almost everything regarding fintech is now somehow involved with cryptocurrencies as they are labeled as the biggest innovation this sector has ever...

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More fluctuations ahead for Cryptocurrency?
Feb19

More fluctuations ahead for Cryptocurrency?

Aegis Data warned that the increasing volatility of the virtual currency market means that cryptocurrency miners should protect their organisations by moving operations to a highly-resilient, purpose-built colocation data centre. Yet, while the value of cryptocurrencies has suffered its ups and downs, the challenges associated with mining them have only increased. Solving the complex computational algorithms to verify transactions...

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Cryptocurrencies Won’t Disrupt Financial Markets For Now, Report Says
Feb19

Cryptocurrencies Won’t Disrupt Financial Markets For Now, Report Says

While financial markets are abuzz with questions regarding the nature and viability of digital currencies, S&P Global Ratings believes that cryptocurrencies would need some regulation and guidance before they have a major impact on the financial markets, according to a report titled “The Future Of Banking: Cryptocurrencies Will Need Some Rules To Change The Game,” published today on RatingsDirect. Cryptocurrencies have...

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HelloGold’s GOLDX Cryptocurrency is World’s First to Earn Shariah-Compliance
Feb16

HelloGold’s GOLDX Cryptocurrency is World’s First to Earn Shariah-Compliance

GOLDX has earned the world’s first Shariah-compliance certification. Certified by the Shariah Supervisory Board of Amanie Advisors, GOLDX is the world’s first fully operational Ethereum ERC20 token backed by 99.99% investment-grade gold. GOLDX received Shariah-compliant certification because its issuance process and audited asset holdings ensure transparency, certainty and immediacy of transactions. Robin Lee, CEO and Co-founder of...

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eToro adds Stellar onto platform as Investor Appetite for Crypto Grows
Feb14

eToro adds Stellar onto platform as Investor Appetite for Crypto Grows

eToro has today added Stellar on its platform, bringing the total number of cryptocurrency assets available on the site to eight. The move comes as investors increasingly turn their attention to altcoins, seeking new investment opportunities and diversification for their portfolios. Stellar, which is an open-source protocol for exchanging money, will now be available alongside Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, XRP, Litecoin, Ethereum...

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Expert insight: UK Cryptocurrency Trade Body
Feb14

Expert insight: UK Cryptocurrency Trade Body

Michael Harris, Director of Financial Crime Compliance at LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, comments on the new cryptocurrency trade body CryptoUK, and what this means for the regulation of the sector: “A trade body is certainly a step in the right direction when it comes to the regulation of cryptocurrencies, but is really only the tip of the iceberg. Digital currencies are an attractive vehicle for financial crime because of their...

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Crypto-currencies and Market Abuse Risks: It’s Time for Self-Regulation
Feb14

Crypto-currencies and Market Abuse Risks: It’s Time for Self-Regulation

This end of 2017 has been marked by a high price volatility on crypto-currency markets, where even the price of dominant market share crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and Ether has fluctuated substantially. While quite a bit of emphasis has been given to the reasonableness of the value of the crypto-currencies (or some would say, the lack thereof), and the regulatory oversight on the offering of such crypto-currencies to the...

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Leading UK Crypto Companies launch Self-regulatory Body
Feb13

Leading UK Crypto Companies launch Self-regulatory Body

The UK’s leading cryptocurrency companies have joined together to launch a self-regulatory trade body – CryptoUK – to improve industry standards and engage policy makers on the future of the sector. CyrptoUK will work to raise understanding of the sector at a time of significant growth in popularity and call on government to introduce appropriate regulation to protect consumers and business certainty, allowing the sector to flourish...

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Regulation within Crypto Currency Markets
Feb06

Regulation within Crypto Currency Markets

According to Reuters: “Japan’s financial regulator said on Friday it had ordered all cyrptocurrency exchanges to submit a report on their system risk management, following the hacking of over half a billion dollars of digital money from Coincheck.” Whilst the whole premise of blockchain technology and crypto currencies revolves around it being essentially unhackable, the exchanges that trade these currencies are vulnerable. The...

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WAWLLET introduces the first Multi-asset Digital Wallet to bridge the gap between Fiat and Cryptocurrencies 
Jan26

WAWLLET introduces the first Multi-asset Digital Wallet to bridge the gap between Fiat and Cryptocurrencies 

WAWLLET set to become the first personal banking platform for individuals to manage their bitcoin, USD, cards and gold all in one place WAWLLET announces launch of the world’s first regulatory-compliant multi-asset wallet and personal financial passport, connecting people, banks and financial services. The platform includes a four-pocket online wallet to let users view and manage their fiat money, cryptocurrency accounts, credit/debit...

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Vaultbank Introduces Debit VB MasterCard for Everyday Cryptocurrency Transactions
Jan26

Vaultbank Introduces Debit VB MasterCard for Everyday Cryptocurrency Transactions

Vaultbank offers a suite of financial solutions through MasterCard, Exchange, and Fund with Potential Quarterly Dividends Vaultbank has announced the upcoming launch of the Vaultbank debit VB MasterCard, which supports cryptocurrency transactions. Vaultbank’s debit VB MasterCard is compatible  with point-of-sale terminals, offering card holders the ability to spend various cryptocurrencies and may eventually be able to spend Vaultbank...

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Arsenal Football Club signs world-first Cryptocurrency Partnership with CashBet Coin
Jan24

Arsenal Football Club signs world-first Cryptocurrency Partnership with CashBet Coin

CashBet has announced a landmark partnership with Premier League football club Arsenal FC ahead of the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its new cryptocurrency, CashBet Coin designed specifically for iGaming. The first-of-its-kind deal, which makes CashBet Coin the club’s exclusive and official Blockchain Partner, sees Arsenal become the first major team in world football to officially partner with a cryptocurrency. The agreement will...

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Coindirect makes Digital Currency Trading simple, now live in UK, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
Jan18

Coindirect makes Digital Currency Trading simple, now live in UK, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

Coindirect.com is pleased to announce the initial launch of its ground-breaking platform for local currency trading. The Coindirect.com cryptocurrency marketplace is designed to make trading in digital currencies simple, and is now live in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, ahead of a global rollout in early 2018. Coindirect.com supports one of the widest ranges of local-to-cryptocurrency transactions available, with...

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Ledger raises $75M to Secure Cryptocurrency Assets
Jan18

Ledger raises $75M to Secure Cryptocurrency Assets

Draper Esprit leads an oversubscribed Series B round, with Draper Venture Network funds, FirstMark Capital, Cathay Innovation, Korelya Capital, and existing investors Cryptocurrency and blockchain security company, Ledger, today announces a USD 75 million (EUR 61 million) Series B round, led by Draper Esprit. The investment will enable the company to significantly scale up its operations as demand for their products increases at pace....

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New Cryptocurrency Conferences in London & Manchester
Jan17

New Cryptocurrency Conferences in London & Manchester

Bitcoin Summit is a new event aimed at de-mystifying Cryptocurrencies for newbies and giving more experienced digital investors strategies for long-term & sustained growth. The first Bitcoin Summit conference takes place on Sunday 4 th March at Novotel Heathrow, London and the second a week later on Sunday 11 th March at Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester. Bitcoin is currently one of the hottest topics because it is...

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deVere Group launches Cryptocurrencies App due to soaring Global Demand
Jan16

deVere Group launches Cryptocurrencies App due to soaring Global Demand

A cryptocurrency app is to be launched by one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations due to “soaring global demand” and in defiance of financial traditionalists. deVere Crypto is the deVere Group’s second major fintech [financial technology] offering in less than 12 months.  It will be available in a matter of weeks. deVere Group’s founder and CEO, Nigel Green, comments: “2017 saw the true dawn of the...

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