Cryptocurrency 

Genesis Capital | Crypto Lending Weathers a Bearish Market

Crypto lending firm Genesis Capital processed $1.1 billion in loans last year. This is according to the company’s recently released ‘Lending Snapshot’ for Q4 2018. Genesis Capital The figure shows the massive growth in processed loans as Bitcoin price fell over 44% in 2018. The first Digital Asset Lending Snapshot was released at the end of Q3 2018. This reported that Genesis processed $553 million in loans from the period starting March 2018. Therefore the most up-to-date figures show that “Q4 loan originations increased more than 100% in the final three months of 2018…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto Hacks Take $1.7 Billion in 2018

Yesterday, a rather shocking cryptocurrency anti-money laundering report was released by the crypto analytics company CipherTrace. This report states that around $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency was obtained illegally in 2018. What’s more surprising is that crypto hacks happened three times more than in 2017. No wonder institutional investors don’t want to put big money into the crypto industry yet. Crypto Hacks Worth $1.7 Billion Of the total stolen in 2018, over $950 million was from cryptocurrency exchanges. This is 3.6 times more than what was stolen from exchanges in 2017.…

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Cryptocurrency 

BitTorrent Token (BTT) Sale Over in Minutes

The BitTorrent Token (BTT) sale on Binance took place yesterday. In under 15 minutes, $7.1 million was raised, selling 50 billion BTT token. Binance announced the conclusion of the sale via an official blog post on their website. BitTorrent Token (BTT) Sale The token sale ran in two different sessions: One for purchasing BTT with TRON (TRX) and the other purchasing BTT with Binance Coin (BNB). Both sale sessions ended quickly. This didn’t go without a hitch though. It seems Binance wasn’t fully prepared for the amount of traffic it was…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Revolution Scam | Malta Warns of “Get-Rich-Quick” Scam

An alleged global scamming scheme called ‘Bitcoin Revolution’ is doing the rounds and traders are being warned not to fall for it. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued a warning against it today via an official document. Bitcoin Revolution The alleged crypto scam likens to a typical get-rich-quick scheme and operates through several websites, though only one has been officially named: the-bitcoinrevolution.org. The scheme has been advertised on social media platforms and has used the images of prominent local personalities claiming they have become rich from the crypto investments. Unregistered According…

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Cryptocurrency 

Malta Warns of “Get-Rich-Quick” Scam

An alleged global scamming scheme called ‘Bitcoin Revolution’ is doing the rounds and traders are being warned not to fall for it. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued a warning against it today via an official document. Bitcoin Revolution The alleged crypto scam likens to a typical get-rich-quick scheme and operates through several websites, though only one has been officially named: the-bitcoinrevolution.org. The scheme has been advertised on social media platforms and has used the images of prominent local personalities claiming they have become rich from the crypto investments. Unregistered According…

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Bitcoin 

JPMorgan Claims Bitcoin Isn’t Worth Mining Anymore

JPMorgan analysts are taking jabs at Bitcoin once more. The executives at this major US bank have never been fond of digital currency and blockchain technology. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s CEO, temporarily pulled back on his comments when BTC hit its all-time highs. Shortly after, the coin began to crash, and his skepticism picked up again. According to a Bloomberg report, the bank’s analysts say that it costs more to create one Bitcoin than it’s worth. In Q4 2018, it cost around $4,060 to mine one BTC and currently, the price of the digital…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Price Shows Resilience Above $3,500, Despite ETF Rejection

Bitcoin price is showing resilience in the face of adversity. The latest bad news has failed to knock BTC to the floor. So is there a bull run ahead? Bitcoin Price Yesterday, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) BZX equity exchange withdrew its request to list a Bitcoin ETF (exchange-traded fund). The news surely has disappointed Bitcoin traders, but it has yet to be reflected in Bitcoin price. CBOE requested a rule change by the US SEC that would have allowed a Bitcoin ETF listing to be plausible. This potential ETF was…

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Cryptocurrency 

John McAfee Will Run His Presidential Campaign Overseas

US entrepreneur and crypto enthusiast John McAfee has fled the United States to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign. The McAfee 2020 Campaign is, as of this day, in exile. I am being charged with using Crypto Cuttencies in criminal acts against the U. S. Government. More videos coming shortly. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/C75zcbnKTD — John McAfee (@officialmcafee) January 22, 2019 John McAfee Runs for President John McAfee is the founder of the famous McAfee antivirus software. Back in June of 2018, the cryptocurrency enthusiast announced his plans to run for the US…

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Blockchain 

ING Bank Teams Up with R3 in a Five-Year Blockchain Deal

ING Bank, a major Dutch International bank, has just announced that it has signed a five-year deal with R3. R3 is an enterprise blockchain consortium that holds a commercial blockchain platform. R3 released the news in a press release yesterday. ING Bank Takes on Blockchain R3’s commercial blockchain platform is called Corda Enterprise. This new five-year deal allows ING Bank a number of licenses for Corda and can roll out access to the platform. Corda will be rolled out through ING Bank globally and seek to deploy production-ready CorDapps across various business…

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Cryptocurrency 

NASDAQ CEO | Friedman Thinks Crypto Deserves Place in Our Economy

It bodes well for cryptocurrencies everywhere that the CEO of the world’s largest exchange, NASDAQ, has their back. Specifically, Adena Friedman thinks they “deserve an opportunity to find a sustainable future in our economy.” The comments were made yesterday by Friedman in a posting on her LinkedIn profile. The president and CEO of the Nasdaq exchange was writing ahead of her scheduled appearance at the World Economic Forum at Davos. NASDAQ CEO and Crypto Friedman believes crypto will have an important part to play in the future, believing “the invention itself [is] a tremendous…

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