Digital currency exchange Gemini has announced that it will be launching its Gemini Block Trading for bitcoin and ether this week.Block trading, also known as a block order, is an order or trade submitted for the sale or purchase of a large number of securities. This involves a large number...
Japan, the leading country in digital currency adoption, has over 3.5 million cryptocurrency investors, according to a preliminary report by the country’s Financial Services Agency on Tuesday.Japan Has Over 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Investors, Says FSAThe Financial Services Agency (FSA), Japan’s financial watchdog, has published a report that gathered data...
Listings website Backpage.com was seized on Friday by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in part on charges that it laundered half a billion dollars in illegal revenue, some via cryptocurrencies, a DOJ press release announced Monday, April 9. The 93-count federal indictment, obtained through joint action by the FBI,...
Abra is a bitcoin-powered investment and payments app that first came to light at Launch Festival 2015 where it won the top prize at the event. The app uses bitcoin and litecoin smart contracts to represent the value of practically any fiat currency along with 20 crypto assets in...
After two years in development, one of Ethereum’s earliest initial coin offering (ICO) projects has finally launched on the Ethereum mainnet. The Brass Beta version of Golem went live today, April 10, 2018, the project announced on its website. On November 11, 2016, Golem raised 820,000 ether — worth $8...
Analysts at Barclays PLC have divided the pool of potential Bitcoin investors into three groups — “susceptible, infected and immune” — likening the spread of Bitcoin investment to that of an infectious disease, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, April 10. According to this “epidemiological" model, which Barclays delivered to clients in a...
The Winklevoss twins’ crypto exchange Gemini will begin offer cryptocurrency block trading outside of their regular order books starting April 12 at 9:30 a.m. EST, according to Gemini’s April 9 press release. Investors that want to trade on the Gemini Block Trading marketplace will be able to buy and sell...
Cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital, founded and run by former Wall Street exec Mike Novogratz, will reportedly be hiring Goldman Sachs executive Richard Kim as its new chief operating officer, Bloomberg reported yesterday, April 9. “Crypto capitalist” Anthony Pompliano posted on Twitter that the “brain drain from Wall Street continues.” Richard...
On April 5, 2018, a blow to bitcoin occurred when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banned banks and regulated financial entities from dealing with cryptocurrency. Despite the media report that 10 percent of Bitcoin transactions happen in India, the news does not come as a surprise, considering how the...
The battle over who was at fault when millions of nano (XRB) vanished from an Italian cryptocurrency exchange earlier this year rages on. In the latest twist to the story, the Nano Foundation is launching a legal fund to support the victims and says it will match up to...