21Shares AG, a Zurich-based investment provider, is launching what is being dubbed as the world’s first Polkadot exchange-traded product, or ETP. The DOT ETP will be listed on the Swiss exchange SIX on Thursday, February…

On the heels of the Canadian company Mogo purchasing bitcoin for treasury reserves, the British Columbia-based augmented reality firm Nextech AR Solutions has announced the purchase of $2 million in bitcoin. Nextech’s chief executive officer…

Less than a week ago, bitcoin’s price set a new all-time high at $19,920.53. However, the oldest cryptocurrency is still struggling to break above the $20,000 level.  The reason that milestone remains elusive, according to…

Bitcoin was lower, retreating after rallying over the past 24 hours to a new all-time-high price of $19,920, based on CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index.  Cryptocurrency analysts predicted bullish traders might next target the $20,000 threshold, though…

Bitcoin’s price hit an all-time record high Monday as positive market factors converged. Meanwhile, ether options traders are paying heavy premiums on the asset’s potential to hit new records as well. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around…

The unexpected five-week-long suspension of OKEx’s crypto withdrawal service has left many of its users, largely based in China, disappointed and determined to leave or reduce holdings on the exchange when withdrawals resume sometime this…

Bitcoin dipped below $18,000 before recovering on higher-than-average spot volume. Meanwhile, ether’s price performance is showing a divergence from bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $18,374 as of 21:00 UTC (4 p.m. ET). Slipping 0.85% over…

Jesse Powell, chief executive officer of the world’s fourth-largest crypto exchange Kraken, has criticized decentralized finance (defi) projects, accusing them of being “scams” that enter the market too quickly, unprepared. In a charged Oct. 26…

Larry Dean Harmon, founder and operator of early bitcoin mixing services Helix and Coin Ninja, is being fined $60 million by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) for allegedly violating anti-money laundering rules.…

Larry Dean Harmon, founder and operator of early bitcoin mixing services Helix and Coin Ninja, is being fined $60 million by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen) for allegedly violating anti-money laundering rules.…

The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of New Zealand has requested that crypto companies in the country hand over their customers’ personal details, cryptocurrency asset values as well as the type of asset held. According to…

Cryptocurrency exchange Kucoin may have been hacked for $150 million in bitcoin and multiple ERC20 tokens. The Singapore-based exchange confirmed the September 25 security breach, but did not disclose the amount stolen. “Bitcoin, ERC-20 and,…

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Monday published a letter clarifying that national banks and federal savings associations can now hold reserves for stablecoin issuers in the country. According to…

California-based Nvidia is buying British computer chip designer Arm Holdings from Softbank Group Corp. in a deal worth $40 billion. Nvidia, which specializes in making hardware for video game consoles and the crypto mining sector,…

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Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is taking aim at competitor OKEx in China, specifically the business of trading bitcoin futures and other derivatives contracts. The fight opens a new front in a longstanding rivalry.  OKEx, which is…

Copper, the London based digital asset infrastructure provider, today announced the expansion of its ClearLoop digital asset trading framework to include collateral management for crypto derivatives. This move will enable crypto derivatives to be traded…

Swiss crypto financial services provider, Bitcoin Suisse completes its first financing round of $ 48 million (CHF 45 million). The completed Series A financing round now has Bitcoin Suisse’s 2019 pro forma equity totaling around…

Arcane Crypto, a Norway-based investment company, said Thursday that it is planning to go public through a reverse takeover by Vertical Ventures, a publicly traded Swedish firm. Vertical Ventures will buy Arcane Crypto for $33…

Bitcoin mining rig manufacturer Canaan Creative reported a net loss of $5.6 million for the first quarter of 2020, down from $9.5 million a year earlier. The Chinese company cut prices of its ASIC-based machines…

Venezuelans will now be able to use bitcoin to pay for goods and services at more than 20,000 point-of-sale (PoS) terminals throughout the struggling South American country. This follows a deal between Panamanian crypto exchange…