New Mining Manufacturer Linzhi Announces Ethereum ASIC Miner

Chen Min, the former chief chip maker at Bitcoin mining chip developer Canaan Creative, is turning her attention to Ethereum. Announcing her venture at the Ethereum Classic Summit in Seoul, South Korea, Chen’s new company, Linzhi, will focus on building cryptocurrency mining devices, and its first official products are a series of application-specific integrated circuit …

“Crypto Is Not Dead” Says Allianz Chief Economic Adviser

Despite the fact that the cryptocurrency market has lost over $600 billion of its capitalization since January, the Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz maintains that it’s not even close to being dead. “Crypto Is Not Dead” 2018 has been rough for cryptocurrencies as the total market shrank from near $800 billion in January to $199 …

Citigroup, Morgan Stanley’s Have Shown Institutional Demand For Bitcoin is Surging

Over the past week, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley have doubled down on their plans to offer tradable instruments and products around Bitcoin. Alistair Milne, the chief information officer at Altana Digital Currency Fund, stated that the increasing interest towards cryptocurrencies as an asset class by banks and regulated financial institutions is crucial, as it demonstrates …

Huobi Enters Japanese Market With BitTrade Acquisition

Huobi Japan Holding Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitTrade, marking the top-three exchange’s formal entry into the Japanese market. BitTrade, which is one of the 16 government-approved crypto exchanges in the country, announced the news yesterday, September 12, 2018. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) began issuing exchange operating licenses in …

CRYPTO: A Micro-Short Bitcoin Horror Film

As bitcoinists, we all know how constant cycles of terror and relief can feel a bit like a horror film at times. Writer/director Alex J. Mann has translated that feeling into an actual horror film, and it will only take you a minute and a half to watch. Pop Culture Any crossover between bitcoin and popular culture can …

Bittrex, KuCoin, and HitBTC Announce New Crypto Trading Pairs

Some of the digital currency industry’s best known exchanges are offering additional support for several different coins. Bittrex, KuCoin, and HitBTC announced the extra trading pairs via Twitter earlier today. Major Exchanges Launch Extra Non-BTC Trading Pairs Three of the planet’s leading digital asset exchanges have announced a range of different trading pairs for popular …

Malta Stock Exchange and Binance to Launch Tokens Platform

MSX PLC, the digital asset arm of the Malta Stock Exchange, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Binance to launch a digital exchange for trading security tokens, per its press release. The MoU follows Binance’s decision to continue its operations on the island in recognition of the country’s favorable crypto climate. Earlier in …

SEC Halts Trading of XBTProvider’s Bitcoin and Ether ETFs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended trading in two Bitcoin and Ethereum investment products until September amid confusion over their nature. Bitcoin Tracker One and Ether Tracker One are characterized by broker-dealers as exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which legally mean listed funds that track a basket of assets. However, the products’ issuer, XBTProvider, states the …