US Mt Gox Victims Score Legal Win Against Infamous Bitcoin Exchange

Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of the notorious Mt Gox, has lost the motion to strike a lawsuit against him on the grounds that plaintiffs – specifically the defunct bitcoin exchange’s US victims – are likely to be reimbursed eventually. The exchange’s former CEO spent nearly a year in a Japanese jail after being arrested …

Bitcoin Ended Its Longest Losing Streak Since… Forever

After months of bloodshed, bears have finally begun to abate their crusade to push the Bitcoin price lower. Throughout the month of February, the aggregate of value of all cryptocurrencies moved from $112 billion to $130 billion — a 16% rally. With this in mind, some industry commentators are all but convinced that the worst is …

George Soros Offered Me $5 Million to ‘Pump Bitcoin’

Alex Jones made his triumphant return to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast recently, where he discussed Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and his arch-nemesis, George Soros, among other things. Jones suggested that Soros had reached out to him via intermediaries in an attempt to cool the Infowars founder’s constant attacks on him. Part of the deal, according to …

Stanford Student Calls Out Crypto Professor for Inaccurate Bitcoin Lecture

In January of 2019, student Conner Brown attended a guest lecture by a Professor Susan Athey at the University of Stanford Graduate School. She gave a presentation to his “Evolution of Finance” class titled “Blockchain and the Future of Finance.” According to Brown, the presentation contained “multiple misstatements” about Bitcoin and its fundamentals. After the …

Square’s Surging Bitcoin Business Will Restore Confidence in Crypto

Square, the $31 billion payments giant, processed over $166 million in Bitcoin purchases throughout 2018. Square Bitcoin Revenue Eclipses $50 Million in Q4 According to the firm’s Q4 shareholder letter, Square processed the sale of $52.4 million in Bitcoin in the fourth quarter of last year, up nearly two-fold from its previous quarter. The relatively …

Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund Invests in Cryptocurrency Exchange – Report

US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase received the majority of its $300 million 2018 funding round from a fund owned by the Singapore government, anonymous sources have revealed. GIC Private Surprise Funding Round Participant Speaking to Bloomberg, people “familiar” with the details of the fundraising deal said that GIC Private Limited (formerly Government of Singapore Investment Corporation), …

Bitcoin Adoption: Could Chase Bank’s Anti-Conservative Push be an Opening Crypto?

According to alternative news platform Breitbart, a slew of conservative media personalities have had their banking services terminated by Chase Bank. Amongst those impacted are Rebel Media host, Martina Markota; independent reporter, Joe Biggs; Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio; and others. Such reported efforts to silence alternative views to those pushed by mainstream media should …

Decentralized Payment Processor BTCPay Adds New Invoicing Options

Decentralized payment processing service BTCPay Server announced a new service available through their platform on February 22, 2019: a way to request payments by simply sharing a URL, thereby streamlining many of the model’s existing hangups. BTCPay Server has been in the space since late 2017, serving as a decentralized payment processor that allows peer-to-peer …

Nasdaq Crypto Index Platform Launch a Giant Step For Adoption

The long awaited Nasdaq Bitcoin and Ethereum indexes lifted off the launch pad this week signaling another giant step towards mainstream acceptance and adoption. Bitcoin and Ethereum Indexes Added The stock exchange is expanded its global data service on Monday to include Bitcoin and Ethereum. In an official announcement earlier this month it stated that …