Janet Yellen, Ex-Federal Reserve Chair, Graciously Accepts Gifted Bitcoin

A Redditor decided to give the notably crypto-skeptic, ex-chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, some bitcoin as a gift. Her gracious and open response may surprise some. Bah, humbug As chair of the US Federal Reserve between 2014 and 2018, Janet Yellen’s relationship with Bitcoin was as fractious as one would expect. However, even since vacating the post back in February, she has persisted in her negative stance. Just a few days ago she gave a five-minute speech at the Canada Fintech Forum, espousing her concerns. Or essentially, wheeling…

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October Volume Report: Weakest Monthly Trading Activity of 2018

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the initial publication of the Bitcoin whitepaper, the cryptocurrency markets recorded their weakest month for trading volume in all of 2018. Most of the leading markets saw a significant decline in trading activity throughout October, but NEO, TRX, QTUM and ZEC posted month-over-month volume increases. Also Read: Venezuela Begins Public Sale of National Cryptocurrency Petro BTC, USDT, ETH and EOS Hit Lowest Points of the Year In the last 30 days, approximately $109.5 billion worth of BTC has changed hands, resulting in an…

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CMC Markets Adds Bitcoin Cash to Cryptocurrency Offering

CMC Markets, a U.K.-headquartered financial derivatives brokerage with shares listed on the London Stock Exchange, revealed on Tuesday that it has expanded its cryptocurrency offering to include bitcoin cash (BCH), as well as litecoin (LTC) and ripple (XRP). Also Read: How to Easily Give BCH as Gifts in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Packages CMC Markets Responds to Demand The roughly 60,000 clients that CMC Markets serves around the world can now start taking positions on the three additional cryptocurrencies paired against the U.S. dollar. The move follows the brokerage’s extension of its…

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Petro… Petro… Get ’em While They’re Hot!

After what seems like an unnecessarily long bout of teasing, we can finally get our hands on all those lovely Venezuelan Petro.  As Bitcoinist reported earlier this month, the Petro has been finally launched by the Venezuela government. Today, the Vice-President of the Economy announced the release on Twitter with this lovely infographic. #Enterate || El Petro podrá ser adquirido por personas jurídicas y naturales desde su portal web https://t.co/0ldQe5CTHL #PetroNuevaEraEconómica pic.twitter.com/x2gyoncOVd — Vicepresidencia de Economía (@ViceEconomia) October 29, 2018 Vice-President of What? Well the tweet says that it is…

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Ten Years Ago Today, the Whitepaper Changed the Way We Look at Money

On Oct. 31, 2008, at 2:10 p.m. EDT, the creator of the Bitcoin network, Satoshi Nakamoto, announced the publication of the protocol’s whitepaper using a Vistomail email address. It’s now been 10 years to the day since Satoshi’s idea was first revealed to the world — an idea that unleashed the first pure peer-to-peer version of electronic cash. Also read: Coinbase Raises $300 Million, Reaching $8 Billion Valuation The Bitcoin Whitepaper: Eight Pages of Pure Innovation The Bitcoin whitepaper is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand the innovation behind…

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PR: aXpire Acquires BlockchainWarehouse (BCW)

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. aXpire Acquires BlockchainWarehouse (BCW) aXpire, a leading blockchain fund solutions company, has announced the acquisition of BlockchainWarehouse (BCW), a blockchain accelerator and leading token sale product developer. aXpire has made the acquisition to bolster the strength of its in-house blockchain talent and add a new…

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Why Did Bitmain’s Antpool ‘Stop Mining’ SegWit Blocks?

Antpool, the Bitcoin mining pool owned by hardware manufacturer Bitmain, has stopped mining Segregated Witness (‘SegWit’) blocks. A Question Of ‘Charity’? In a move which has sparked suspicion among cryptocurrency figures, data from the past seven days of block mining shows Bitmain mining blocks of under 1 megabyte – smaller than SegWit blocks mined by other pools. “AntPool no longer includes SegWit txs in Bitcoin (BTC) blocks,” one Twitter account confirmed October 30. If there are enough non-SW transactions to fill up Core’s 1MB base blocks and they pay higher…

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Bitcoin Trader Faces Five Years in US Jail for Unlicensed Money Transmitting Business

Bitcoin trader Jacob Burrell-Campos pleaded guilty this week in a U.S. federal court to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. The 21-year-old San Diego native is now awaiting sentencing and faces a maximum of five years in jail. Also Read: How to Easily Give BCH as Gifts in Halloween Trick-or-Treat Packages ‘Serious Threat’ to US Banking System Burrell was arrested in August while trying to cross the border from Mexico. He was apprehended for trading crypto to fiat with over 1,000 people in the U.S. since January 2015, without any…

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Equity Token Trading Platform Launches Decentralized Open API Exchange

Ethereum-based decentralized exchange uses IPFS protocol to launch security token platform for the next generation.  To remove bottlenecks associated with traditional investing in IPOs, BaseCore has launched the BaseCore token – a stablecoin backed by the portfolios of high-valued private IT startups to keep volatility at bay. With blockchain technology at its core, the BaseCore token is designed for micro-investors interested in private IT companies, with the real potential to reach unicorn status. According to BaseCore, investors won’t become shareholders since the potential profit will be made available from the…

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The Daily: Nexo to Pay Interest on Stablecoins, Startups Launch Bank Services

In this edition of The Daily, we cover Nexo’s recent decision to pay interest on stablecoin holdings, as well as a project by two Swiss cryptocurrency companies to offer exchange and custodial solutions for financial institutions that handle digital assets. We also look at Bitfinex’s newly updated app for “on-the-go” traders.  Also read: Security Startup Raises $30M, Crypto Used to Fight Plastic Pollution Nexo Announces 6.5 Percent Interest Rate on Stablecoin Holdings Nexo, a cryptocurrency loans service, said this week that it’s going to offer interest payments on several leading stablecoins.…

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