John McAfee Living in a Constant State of Paranoia Launches Podcast

By CCN: Following John McAfee’s triumphant return to Twitter after a brief hiatus, the software mogul and his wife on Tuesday announced a new podcast about life on the run. What happened last week. pic.twitter.com/Z0HWHwpuxc — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 21, 2019 McAfee’s Life on the Run The outspoken bitcoin bull’s DGAF disposition. | Source: Giphy …

IRS Claims to Prioritize Tax Rules for Crypto Investors but Lacks Urgency

By CCN: Cryptocurrency investors may soon have more clarity on how the IRS will tax their holdings now that the agency has said it is making that a priority. The latest IRS acknowledgment of crypto taxation issues is in response to members of Congress. Last month, they fired off a list of demands to the …

Bitcoin Price Boom Signals Massive Dystopian Panic Over 2019 Recession

By CCN: The sudden swell of Bitcoin’s price to $8,000 USD this year shows global recession fears are mounting. This according to Michael Hartnett, the chief investment strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Bitcoin price has doubled in 2019 but the rally is only getting started. | Source: Shutterstock Interestingly enough, Hartnett says global …

Shell-Shocked HitBTC Users Shout ‘Fraud’ in Response to Severe KYC

By CCN: HitBTC users are being asked to provide excessive detail about the derivation of their funds, according to multiple sources. Even Bitcoin developer Luke-Jr was forced to undergo KYC in order to withdraw funds. The famous small-blocker reportedly had chosen the exchange for its perceived lack of know-your-customer compliance. High-Profile Users Get Their Issues …

Vicious Crypto Crash Could Supercharge Bitcoin Price Rally to $20,000

By CCN: Bitcoin’s mammoth rally suffered a devastating setback on Friday when a $35 million sell order triggered a vicious flash crash on Bitstamp. By the time the dominoes had stopped falling, the bitcoin price had plunged as low as $6,894, and more than $32 billion had vanished from the crypto market cap. And fervent …

Is This Group of Banks About to Snub Ripple?

By CCN: According to Reuters sources, about 12 banks are investing in a blockchain ledger complete with digital cash. While it’s unclear which banks are currently participating in the $50 million project, a spokesman for Barclays told the news organization that “the Research & Development phase is coming to an end.” R&D Phase Ending The …

Wall Street Bitcoin Traders DGAF About Tether’s Massive Scandal

By CCN: Wall Street bitcoin traders clearly DGAF about the Tether/Bitfinex scandal. As crypto investment firm HASH CIB noted on Twitter, institutional traders were more bullish than ever last week, with no short positions taken on bitcoin in CME’s BTC futures market. Wall Street Drops its Bitcoin Shorts 10/Last week Institutional Investors went all in on …

Microsoft’s Blockchain Obsession, Including ID Push, Is Good for Bitcoin

By CCN: Does Microsoft consider blockchain to be the strongest technology in the world? Who knows, but they sure seem to recognize its growing mainstream status and view it as a potential moneymaker. The company recently announced that it would be building a decentralized identity (DID) network on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, the oldest …

Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Targets July for Thrilling Bitcoin Futures Launch

By CCN: It’s finally happening. The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of Bakkt, has officially filed for bitcoin futures approval with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), according to a blog post this morning by Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler. Although the CFTC hasn’t approved the new platform yet, Loeffler seems confident it will, …