Investors Can Only Trade Venezuelan Petro to Crypto if Bought in 2018

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn According to TeleSUR TV, a mainstream media outlet in Venezuela, the country’s “cryptocurrency” called the Petro can only be traded to other crypto assets if bought before the end of 2018. Former Wall Street bond trader and digital asset analyst Jill Carlson translated the speech of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, which read: …

Crypto Market Recovers From Pullback, But Bitcoin Momentum is Weak

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The cryptocurrency market has started to recover gradually from a major pullback, which occurred following a substantial 40 percent increase in Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and a surge in the price of several other major cryptocurrencies. Over the last 24 hours, the valuation of the cryptocurrency market has increased from $211 billion to …

Bitcoin ETF Could Attract Billions in New Investment: VanEck

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A bitcoin ETF could attract billions of dollars in new investments, so the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should treat pending proposals as an opportunity to regulate the crypto market, said crypto exchange-traded fund advocate Gabor Gurbacs. Gurbacs, the director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, made this claim during an interview …

It’s Time for Bitcoin to ‘Put up or Shut up’

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn This year has been filled with negatives for cryptocurrencies, or at least cryptocurrency investors. Trading at insane prices towards the tail end of 2017, crypto values have fallen closer to earth, with a large majority shedding as much as 80 percent of their value. This has led to quite a bit crisis …

Texas Hits Cryptocurrency Mining Firms with Cease and Desist for Fraud

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Texas executed regulatory action recently against two cryptocurrency mining companies. The Securities Commissioner for Texas sent EXY Crypto (also known as Execrypto) and AWS Mining PTY LTD. cease and desist letters based on fraudulent activities. EXY Crypto Texas order number ENF-18-CDO-1771 against EXY Crypto specifically names Morgan Nolan, Rafael Logan, and Melissa Spring as …

Bitcoin Market Share Falls to Monthly Low as Ripple and Bitcoin Cash Rally

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin market dominance has fallen to a monthly low of just over 51% of the overall market capitalization while Ripple and Bitcoin Cash have both rallied multiple percentage points over the past week. Bitcoin’s overall value in the cryptocurrency market is an important barometer in the progress of the space as a …

Swiss Regulator Imposes 800% Risk Weighting for Bank Crypto Trading

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has instructed banks dealing in cryptoassets to apply a risk weighting of eight times their market value  when calculating loss-absorbing capital buffers. In a confidential letter seen by swissinfo.ch, the regulator also imposed a 4 percent cap on crypto positions as a percentage of total capital …

An Interview with the CEO of Digitex

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn We talk about innovative Blockchain application with the CEO, Adam Todd of Digitex Exchange which promises commission-free trading. Since commission fees are set arbitrarily by most exchanges, including the big ones, we wanted to delve deeper into how this project promises what others had thought to be unsustainable. CCN: Let’s start with …