Top 4 Privacy Features That Will Boost Bitcoin Fungibility

Bitcoin privacy is expected to improve with a few key proposals that are currently being worked on by Core developers. Let’s take a look at the most interesting ones.  Privacy Means Better Bitcoin Fungibility For the vast majority of Bitcoiners, major forks aside, Bitcoin seems fairly solid and unchanging. But it is actually in a …

Why This Investment Firm is Going Long on Ethereum, Bullish Prospect

Investment management firm DARMA Capital is going long on Ethereum. Formed in 2017, the company manages $100 million worth of digital assets under its Ether Optimized Long fund for accredited investors and institutional clients. They are a CFTC regulated firm, with National Futures Association membership. Having headhunted ConsenSys co-founder Andrew Keys, the firm is set …

Diamond-Backed StableCoin CEO Talks Blockchain For Storing Value

Bitcoinist spoke with Jeremy Dahan, founder and CEO of diamDexx, a diamond-backed stablecoin that promises to make cryptocurrencies more practical for everyday use. In the decade since the 2008 financial crisis, the monetary system has changed tremendously. Once unshakable pillars of the industry no longer exist, and new financial instruments, like digital currencies, have become …

Upside Down | NewsBTC

Much like Bitcoin, you must first address what is wrong with fiat to get to why crypto is necessary. The payoff is for those who kick ass and chew bubble gum through the first parts without skipping the meat and potatoes to get to the gravy. This is much the point of the whole article. …

Bitcoin in Crosshairs as SEC & DOJ Drop Hammer on Crypto Firm Longfin

By CCN: The “crypto” startup Longfin Corp. got spanked by both the SEC and the DOJ for fraud amid a broader regulatory crackdown on bitcoin-related financial crimes. Specifically, Longfin’s CEO, Venkata Meenavalli, is accused of inflating the company’s revenue by $66 million in order to fraudulently secure a listing on the Nasdaq in 2017. Prosecutors …

Facebook Sued By Dutch Media Tycoon Over Scam Bitcoin Ads

Facebook is being sued by Dutch media tycoon, John de Mol, for posting fraudulent Bitcoin ads that listed him as an investor.  Billionaire Claims Facebook Turns a Blind Eye to Scams On Wednesday, Reuters reported that John de Mol, the billionaire businessman behind the popular reality TV show ‘ Big Brother’ was suing Facebook for …

US-China Trade War Will Escalate Bitcoin Price to $20,000: Analyst

By CCN: Bitcoin price is unlikely to hit the December 2017 highs unless the U.S.-China trade war escalates to new levels, an analyst has told Kitco News. According to DailyFX’s senior currency strategist Christopher Vecchio, bitcoin has lately been inversely correlated with the Chinese yuan. Being an effective method of moving value around the world, …

Slush Pool Operator Braiins Set to Rollout Upgrades

Braiins, a cryptocurrency mining pool operator based in Prague, is rebranding its company’s operation and bringing all of its products under a single umbrella. Updates Are Coming Braiins is the company behind Slush Pool, the original cryptocurrency mining pool with a hash rate of 5.32 Eh/s, per its website. After operating in the mining sector …

Whales ‘Manufactured’ Dump to Accumulate More BTC

Bitcoin price fell below $8000 for the first time in over a week June 4 after several huge transactions appeared to move markets artificially. BTC Sheds $600 After Coinbase Sell-Off Data from cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp painted a volatile picture for bitcoin 00 Tuesday, BTC/USD suddenly dropping $500 in around 90 minutes. Further losses resulted in …