SEC Suspends Trading of 3 Penny Stocks With Tenuous Ties to Cryptocurrency, Blockchain

Today, February 16, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press release announcing trading suspension of three companies that acquired AAA-rated assets from “a subsidiary of a private equity investor in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, among other things.” The three companies in question, PDX Partners, Inc.

Warning Signs? A Timeline of Tether and Bitfinex Events

Concerns are growing as to whether tether (USDT), the stable token pegged to the dollar, is backed by actual U.S. dollars. And recent scrutiny by U.

Two New Services Could Help Investors Rate Cryptocurrencies

Increasing interest in cryptocurrencies has led to an influx of new investors. Unlike traditional markets, there are few tools that can help people make informed decisions, a situation that has already begun to claim victims in a particularly volatile environment.

Canadian TSX Venture Exchange Approves Crypto-Mining Company HashChain to Launch Monday

On December 18, 2017, HashChain Technology, a cryptocurrency mining company, went public for the first time on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol KASH, joining at least eight other crypto-related startups including HIVE Blockchain Technologies (Genesis Mining).
Analyst: How Bitcoin Price Could Reach $60,000 in the Mid-Term

Analyst: How Bitcoin Price Could Reach $60,000 in the Mid-Term

Tai Lopez, a prominent investor and analyst, has stated that if the world’s millionaires allocate merely 1 percent of their holdings into bitcoin, the bitcoin price could reach $60,000 in the mid-term.
Bitcoin Price Gear Towards $19,000, Surges by $1,000 in a Single Day

Bitcoin Price Gear Towards $19,000, Surges by $1,000 in a Single Day

The bitcoin price has increased by more than $1,000 over the past 24 hours and is en route to surpassing the $19,000 mark.

Litecoin Price Surges by 10% Again to $300 as Demand Skyrockets

Over the past 24 hours, the Litecoin price has surged by nearly 10 percent, increasing from below $270 to $300.

Charlie Lee: Japan and South Korea Regulations Good For Bitcoin

On CNBC’s Squawk Box, Litecoin creator and former Coinbase executive Charlie Lee discussed the future of bitcoin, Litecoin, and the cryptocurrency market in the long-term.
Bitcoin Futures Are Here: The Story So Far

Bitcoin Futures Are Here: The Story So Far

The week ahead will give better future indication of Bitcoin derivatives products as yesterday at 6 p.m. EST, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) allowed bitcoin futures to begin trading under the symbol “XBT.” Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is set to allow futures trading in the cryptocurrency of their own accord on December 18, 2017.
Leaked: South Korean Government’s Four Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

Leaked: South Korean Government’s Four Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Regulations

Earlier today, as South Korean mainstream media outlet Hankyoreh reported, the South Korean government’s planned regulations around bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market have been leaked.
Ethereum Price Achieves All-Time High at $752, Up 20% in 24 Hours

Ethereum Price Achieves All-Time High at $752, Up 20% in 24 Hours

The Ethereum price has surpassed $752 for the first time in history, recording a staggering 20 percent increase in value over the past 24 hours, led by the US market.
IOTA Price Drops as Co-Founder Admits: Microsoft is Not a Partner But a Participant

IOTA Price Drops as Co-Founder Admits: Microsoft is Not a Partner But a Participant

Amidst controversy surrounding the nature of the partnership between Microsoft and IOTA, the IOTA Foundation has clarified that it does not have a strategic partnership with Microsoft.
South Korea Pushes Ripple Price Up 71%, as Japanese Banks Conduct Payment Trials

South Korea Pushes Ripple Price Up 71%, as Japanese Banks Conduct Payment Trials

The South Korean cryptocurrency market has pushed the Ripple price up 71 percent over the past 24 hours, triggered by the Ripple blockchain-based payment trial conducted by Japanese and South Korean banks.

South Korean Government Holds Emergency Meeting to Discuss Bitcoin

The South Korean government held an emergency meeting to evaluate the state of the local cryptocurrency exchange market and trading of digital currencies.

Multi-Billion Dollar Japanese Tech Conglomerate to Pay Employees in Bitcoin

GMO Internet Inc.
Ethereum Price Surges by 32%, Achieves New All-Time high at $635

Ethereum Price Surges by 32%, Achieves New All-Time high at $635

The Ethereum price has surged by more than 32 percent over the past 24 hours, achieving a new all-time high at $635 and a daily trading volume of nearly $5 billion.
Litecoin Price Spikes 82% in a Single Day to Hit $300, Surpasses IOTA

Litecoin Price Spikes 82% in a Single Day to Hit $300, Surpasses IOTA

The Litecoin price has achieved $300, as it surpassed IOTA with a $15 billion market cap, to become the fourth largest cryptocurrency in the world behind Bitcoin Cash.
Bitcoin Price Surges 20% Overnight as Volume of CBOE Futures Skyrockets

Bitcoin Price Surges 20% Overnight as Volume of CBOE Futures Skyrockets

The bitcoin price has surged by more than 20 percent overnight, triggered by the launch of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) bitcoin futures trading platform.
Bitcoin Breaks CBOE as Futures Up 20% Hours After Launch, Trading at $18,210

Bitcoin Breaks CBOE as Futures Up 20% Hours After Launch, Trading at $18,210

Within three hours after its listing of bitcoin futures, the website and online trading platform of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) were inaccessible, due to an unexpected spike in demand and volume.
Exponential Growth: Number of Bitcoin Users to Reach 200 Million by 2024

Exponential Growth: Number of Bitcoin Users to Reach 200 Million by 2024

According to RT, analysts expect the number of bitcoin users to reach 200 million by 2024, within the next seven years, given the current exponential growth rate of bitcoin.
Ethereum Price Achieves New All-Time High at $518, CryptoKitties Effect?

Ethereum Price Achieves New All-Time High at $518, CryptoKitties Effect?

Ethereum price has achieved a new all-time high at $518, surpassing its previous all-time high established on November 29, at $514.

Winklevoss Twins Expect Bitcoin Market Cap to Surpass Trillions in Long-Term

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, better known as the Winklevoss twins, expect the market valuation of bitcoin to surpass trillions of dollars in the upcoming years.

Indian Central Bank’s Bitcoin Warning: A Sign of Fear?

On December 5, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country’s central bank, cautioned investors of bitcoin, clarifying that the government is yet to regulate bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges within the local market.

Bitcoin Market Cap Briefly Surpasses That of JPMorgan, World’s Largest Bank

Bitcoin’s market valuation briefly surpassed that of JPMorgan, the world’s largest bank, earlier today, on December 8.
Bitcoin Brokerage Coinbase Becomes Apple Store’s Top App, Surpassing YouTube

Bitcoin Brokerage Coinbase Becomes Apple Store’s Top App, Surpassing YouTube

Coinbase, the global cryptocurrency industry’s largest brokerage and wallet platform valued at over $1.