Bakkt Is Finally Taking Bitcoin Deposits, but You Wouldn’t Know It – CCN Markets

Bakkt picked a tough day to begin securing assets, but it’s still been on bitcoin’s highlight reel in 2019. | Source: Shutterstock Bakkt has been hailed as the leading catalyst for the bitcoin market this year, while visions of institutional capital danced in the crypto community’s collective heads. Today the bitcoin futures exchange made one giant …

Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort Enlists an Unlikely Ally: Bitcoin – CCN Markets

The Hurricane Dorian relief effort has teamed up with an unlikely ally in the Bahamas: Bitcoin, along with a helping hand from Coinbase. | Source: Wikimedia Commons (i), AP Photo / Gillian Flaccus (ii). Image Edited by CCN. The Hurricane Dorian relief effort has teamed up with an unlikely ally to help the Bahamas recover …

Crypto Fever Plummets 14% in Japan Amid Bitcoin Exchange Sweeps – CCN Markets

Interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin tumbled 13.9% in Japan in the latest quarter, according to Japan’s financial regulator, the FSA. | Source: Shutterstock Interest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin tumbled 13.9% in Japan, according to the country’s financial regulator. In data posted Sept. 3, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) says the volume of crypto-related inquiries fell …

Bitfinex Swears It’s Trying Super Hard to Block US Bitcoin Traders

Beset with allegations that it is flouting regulations by allowing US bitcoin traders to access its platform, cryptocurrency exchange giant Bitfinex promised that it’s trying super hard to stop that from happening. Bitfinex Admits US Resident Traded on Its Bitcoin Exchange A New York resident was able to create an account on Bitfinex called “ImaNYresident” despite …

Crypto Bull Market Rages, Poloniex Opens Fiat & Credit Card Purchases

The bull market is in the air as digital exchanges roll out new features in anticipation of the influx of new retail traders. Just recently, CEX.io expanded its operations to the U.S. to target dissatisfied Coinbase users. Whereas, Circle-owned Poloniex recently announced that its customers can supercharge their trading experience by allowing them to deposit …

‘It’s the Bottom of the First Inning’ for Bitcoin

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have big plans for the crypto exchange, Gemini, not to mention their expectations for bitcoin. In a panel discussion with “Bitcoin Billionaires” author Ben Mezrich and The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Vigna, the Winklevosses discussed bitcoin and the crypto landscape. In what appears to be a packed house, they left no …

Russian Hackers May Have Masterminded the $530 Million Coincheck Theft

Published: 18/06/2019 03:08 EST. Journalist: By CCN Markets: Japanese crypto exchange Coincheck was dealt a significant blow in January 2018, losing $530 million worth of New Economy Movement (NEM) tokens to an unknown group of hackers. It is widely believed that North Korean hackers were behind the biggest crypto exchange theft ever. But Japanese newspaper …

CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Still Reeling From $54 Million Bitcoin Hack, Binance Sues Sequoia Capital

By CCN: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao — who is still reeling after a $54 million bitcoin hack — is suing Sequoia Capital China, a unit of California-based venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. In his May 20 legal filing with the High Court in Hong Kong, Zhao claims Sequoia Capital China prevented him from raising capital …