The Latest Bitcoin News

March, 2019

  • 6 March

    Ethereum Foundation Funds Smart Contract Language Research at Columbia and Yale

    The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at American Ivy League universities Columbia and Yale for the creation of a new smart programming language for the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). This news comes via a press release distributed earlier today. The grant will go directly to a smart contract R&D (research and development) project called DeepSea, lead by …

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  • 5 March

    Widow of QuadrigaCX Founder Asks Court for Repayment of Legal Fees

    The widow of the founder of controversy-embroiled Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX has asked the court for US $225,000 to compensate for legal expenses. This comes via a Bloomberg report published yesterday. Jennifer Robertson, the wife of the late Quadriga founder, Gerald Cotten, is the seeking reimbursement for payments associated with the legal proceedings surrounding the exchange, as well as other payments …

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  • 4 March

    Proposed Utah Bill Would Create Blockchain Task Force and Business Incentives

    Utah is the latest state in the United States to vote on special treatment for blockchain in a bill that will be heard today. The hearing will center on the definition of blockchain technology. Introduced by Republican senator Daniel Hemmert on February 26th, the bill, called the “Blockchain Technology Act” (or, Bill 0213) seeks to make blockchain businesses exempt from …

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  • 3 March

    Bloomberg Report: Crypto Companies Still Often Denied Bank Accounts

    Cryptocurrency companies have difficulty opening bank accounts — this may be a surprising statement, but according to a Bloomberg report earlier today, it’s true. A prime example given by the report is that of Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of Berkeley, California-based cryptoasset quant trading firm Alameda Research. “The standard answer of ‘just go to your local Chase branch’ doesn’t work in …

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  • 2 March

    China’s New Blockchain Rating Sees Bitcoin Rank Higher

    The Chinese government released its latest ranking of public cryptocurrency blockchain projects, with the ratings springing a few surprises. The Center for Information and Industry Development in China increased the number of projects captured in its ranking to 35, with Tron debuting close to the top of the list, while Bitcoin has gone up slightly. Tron added to the list; …

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  • 1 March

    Binance Study: JPM Coin Will Not Compete With Ripple (For Now)

    Leading crypto exchange Binance’s research arm published an analysis of JPMorgan’s recently announced stablecoin, JPM Coin. Published earlier today by Binance Research, the study argues that JPM coin offers “minimal direct competition” to Ripple’s XRP in the short term. Two weeks ago, JP Morgan Chase announced they would launch their own stablecoin — a token backed one to one by …

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February, 2019

  • 28 February

    Kraken Offers $100K Reward for Info about QuadrigaCX’s Missing Funds

    Leading crypto exchange Kraken has posted a reward of $100,000 for the discovery of the funds missing from Canadian exchange QuadrigaCX’s wallets. This news comes via a blog post published on Kraken’s website earlier today. Quadriga has been a major topic of discussion in the crypto space recently. After its founder Gerald Cotten died suddenly on a trip to India …

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  • 27 February

    Blockchain Home Equity Loan Firm Figure Raises $65 Million

    Figure, a blockchain-powered home equity loan company, has raised $65 million from a variety of venture capital and financial companies. This news comes via a TechCrunch report published earlier today. Thirteen-month-old Figure has raised about a staggering $120 million. RPM Ventures and DST Global appear to have led this round, with DCG, Nimble Ventures, and Morgan Creek participating. Ribbit Capital …

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  • 26 February

    Curv Raises $6.5 Million for Crypto Wallet that Eliminates Private Keys

    United States-based crypto startup Curv has raised $6.5 million in seed funding to launch a cloud-based, private key-less digital wallet to be used by financial institutions. This news comes via a press release from the company earlier yesterday. As per the release, the seed round was led by Digital Currency Group, a digital asset investment company, and Team8, an Israeli …

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  • 25 February

    Cryptopia Allowed to Resume Trading, But Won’t Just Yet

    Recently, the New Zealand police have given Cryptopia access back to its own office and allowed them to resume trading operations. But, according to a message apparently sent by a Cryptopia employee on the company’s official Discord channel yesterday, the exchange will not restart its operations just yet. Last month, a staggering two-week-long hack left Cryptopia with a reported $16.1 …

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  • 24 February

    Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick to Launch Institutional Crypto Trading Platform

    Liechenstein-based Bank Frick announced it will launch an institutional crypto trading platform called DLT Markets. This news comes via an announcement published on the bank’s website on Wednesday. Per the release, DLT Markets “will provide institutional investors with an independent trading platform with fully regulated and secure multi-exchange access to the digital token asset class. This will allow investors to …

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  • 23 February

    Ohio Companies Now Pay Tax in BTC

    Companies operating in the US state of Ohio are now paying their taxes using Bitcoin, according to the treasurer of the state, Robert Sprague. This latest development comes after the state launched its crypto payment platform in December 2018. Sprague did not disclose the details of the companies paying tax in BTC or how much they have spent so far, …

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  • 22 February

    Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian Says Crypto Winter Was “A Good Thing” for the Space

    Co-founder of Reddit Alexis Ohanian believes that the crypto bear market of 2018 was ultimately good for the space, as it weeded out those just in it for the money, and left only the staunch believers. Ohanian made his remarks in an interview with Yahoo! Finance released today. When asked if he remains a believer in crypto, Ohanian acknowledged that …

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  • 21 February

    KPMG Announces Partnership with Blockchain Services Company Guardtime to Develop Businesses Tools

    Professional services company and Big Four auditor KPMG announced it has partnered with enterprise blockchain company Guardtime to offer blockchain-enabled business services to clients. This news comes via a press release published by KPMG yesterday. This is not KPMG’s first foray into the realm of blockchain. On KPMG’s website, they note they have “dedicated blockchain specialists across KPMG’s core lines …

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  • 20 February

    Samsung’s New Galaxy S10 Smartphone Includes Crypto Storage

    The Galaxy S10, the latest smartphone released by leading cell phone maker, Samsung, will include storage for private cryptocurrency keys. This news comes from a press release sent out by Samsung earlier today. Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy S10 in Seoul, London, and San Francisco today. The phone will come complete with its Samsung Knox function, which keeps …

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