Another billionaire investor disclosed his bitcoin bags. The Silvergate Exchange Network added another exchange member. Riot Blockchain, a publicly traded bitcoin mining firm, recorded bumper revenues with plans to expand. Top shelf Billionaire’s bitcoinBillionaire U.S.…

With record U.S. money printing failing to achieve much-needed economic stimulus, some observers now expect creation of a “digital dollar” central bank digital currency (CBDC) will not only speed payments to consumers but also spur…

While regulators are trying to restrict privacy in crypto, their efforts may be futile, according to privacy-centric protocol Monero’s maintainer, Riccardo “Fluffypony” Spagni.  “The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants the same level of insight…

After years of rumors and leaks on Chinese social media, Shenzhen residents became the first in the country to trial the digital yuan. Distribution of funds took place via a lottery-style promotion with 50,000 “red…

John McAfee has been arrested and indicted for tax evasion, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. The cybersecurity entrepreneur has also been charged with fraudulently pumping cryptocurrencies by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. McAfee…

What will payments over the internet look like in 2030? A revolution in finance and payments. That’s what crypto-based platforms like Bitcoin, decentralized finance and stablecoins are attempting to do. But just because traditional money…

Fintech enabler Plaid, which connects traditional bank accounts to thousands of digital platforms, including crypto exchange Coinbase, is quietly working with at least two decentralized finance (DeFi) startups. Plaid’s head of UK, Keith Grose, a…

Delhi police are reportedly investigating a cryptocurrency exchange and its executives allegedly duping Indian investors after receiving multiple complaints. The complainants further say the company has moved office overseas without returning their investments. Police Investigate…

Visa-owned fintech enabler Plaid, which connects traditional bank accounts to thousands of digital platforms, including crypto exchange Coinbase, is quietly working with at least two decentralized finance (DeFi) startups. Plaid’s head of UK, Keith Grose,…

With the exposure of traditional banks and financial institutions to crypto-assets and all the risks involved, as well as the continued advice from governmental authorities to banks to integrate a crypto risk management system, what…

Marcelo M. Prates is a lawyer at the Central Bank of Brazil and holds a doctorate from Duke University School of Law. The views and opinions expressed here are his. Although the terminology of central-bank…

For five hours, all of Twitter became Crypto Twitter. Wednesday, one of the biggest digital hacks in recent memory went down. A hacker, likely a Bitcoiner, gained access to Twitter’s administrative functions and began a…

In Part One of this treatise, we examined the fundamental relationship between Bitcoin and privacy by going back to the beginning with the whitepaper. In spite of some excellent privacy preserving options  that have been…

A South African high court has declared an alleged bitcoin scam mastermind, Willie Breedt, bankrupt. The court decision follows an application by one disgruntled investor, Simon Dix, a News24 report states. Willie Breedt is the…

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, reported on Tuesday how automatic reporting in 2019 helped uncover $11 trillion worth of assets in offshore accounts. The result came as the Common Reporting Standard,…

Money laundering – the process of making criminal money appear clean, universally involves 3 steps. First is the placing of criminal money into the financial system away from its true source – by moving and…

In early March 2012, three years after the biggest financial disruption in 80 years, with 8% of the U.S. workforce unemployed, with 4 million American homes foreclosed, and with Europe tearing itself apart over fiscal…

In advance of her “Crypto Across Emerging Markets” panel at Consensus: Distributed on May 11, Leigh Cuen is writing a three-part column on how cryptocurrencies are used in the developing world. The first installment explored…

Many of the impacts of COVID-19 are easy to grasp. Every day we see the gutting news: the rising body count, the millions of unemployed, the makeshift morgues in public parks. We grieve for those…