The price of bitcoin has dropped by 4 percent earlier today, on January 29, as the entire cryptocurrency market struggled to recover from its previous corrections. Other major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Cardano, and Stellar have also fallen by small margins, in the 3 to 5 percent region. Bitcoin’s Performance The slump...
Mobius Network, a turnkey blockchain-enabling data platform, closed its MOBI token ICO in just two hours. More than 55,000 registered for the public token sale, the first to be built on and supported by Stellar, as opposed to Ethereum. The sale was originally scheduled to run through Feb. 18. The token sale...
A European Union commissioner plans to hold a meeting of public and private sector stakeholders to discuss the impact of cryptocurrencies on central banks. In remarks at a press conference for the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) on Tuesday, Valdis Dombrovskis, the Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, said he...
Bithumb and Korbit, two of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the South Korean market, have announced that Kookmin Bank deposits and withdrawals will be disabled by the end of January. Shinhan Bank Will Support Cryptocurrency Exchanges Kookmin Bank, the biggest financial institution in South Korea, has decided not to support cryptocurrency...
The Business Administration Department of the People's Bank of China (PBoC) has reportedly issued a document today requiring payment providers in Beijing to stop facilitating cryptocurrency trading activities. The news, first reported by Securities Times, a state-owned media outlet launched by the Communism Party mouthpiece the People's Daily, said the document...
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a staff letter on Jan. 18, directed at two Wall Сtreet trade groups that are interested in opening ETFs and mutual funds based on Bitcoin (BTC). The letter makes the case that companies offering cryptocurrency-based investment products are not yet able to comply with...
The operator of BitConnect, a cryptocurrency that has long courted controversy, has announced the closure of its cryptocurrency exchange and a separate lending platform. In an announcement on its website on Tuesday, BitConnect confirmed the immediate closure of its lending operation whereas its exchange platform will effectively shutter in a further five...
The bitcoin price plunged below $10,000 on Wednesday as this week’s comprehensive market correction intensified. Bitcoin Price Plunges Below $10,000 The cryptocurrency markets have been in a free-fall this week, and the downward spiral continued this morning. The cryptocurrency market cap dove below $500 billion, and the bitcoin price sunk as low as...
Pitched as a game-changer for the cryptocurrency industry, Telegram's initial coin offering could be a lifesaver for the company. Launched in 2013 by Russian brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov, the company has never executed on the vague proposals it has floated to monetize its messaging platform. And with hefty annual operating expenses...
On January 15, in a public press conference, South Korea President Moon Jae-in’s executive office Blue House spokesperson Jeong Ki-joon, emphasized that there will be no cryptocurrency trading ban in the near future. In an official announcement, spokesperson Jeong noted that the cryptocurrency regulation task force created by the government...