Deutsche Bank published a report Monday noting that the United States is facing “the very real specter of consumer-driven inflation.” The bank’s chief economist David Folkerts-Landau and others notably highlight the Federal Reserve’s monetary easing…

The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors have met and agreed to work towards common principles for state-backed digital currencies and publish their conclusions this year. They said these digital currencies “could act as…

The presence of bitcoin continues to accelerate in Argentina, a country that has been severely affected by government-sanctioned anti-free market policies. Citizens of Argentina have long utilized the U.S. dollar as a means to transact…

Authorities in Germany launched a massive operation that cracked down on a sophisticated crypto scam, resulting in the arrest of six people in different European countries. Initial reports state that such a fraudulent scheme stole…

In distinguishing real-world use versus speculative investing, IOG CEO Charles Hoskinson said he derides DeFi in its current state. The comments come as Cardano announced securing a contract with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Education for a…

The energy sector is seeing a complete paradigm shift: Bitcoin’s monetary network effect Monetization of energy Leads to an arms race of energy tech becoming more and more efficient and productive Cheap energy production allows…

In recent days and weeks, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has been raising the alarm about what she perceives to be a rising “misuse” of cryptocurrencies, which she argues are used mainly “for illicit financing”…

Over the past year, demand for regulated crypto investment products has soared. The increasing variety of exchange-traded products (ETPs) listed on traditional exchanges, and the rapid development of indices, have enabled more investors to gain…

2020 has been a stellar year for the crypto economy, with more enterprises and institutions than ever before implementing the technology. Big announcements, such as PayPal’s decision to enable its users to buy and sell…

2020 was unforgettable, especially for Bitcoin. To help memorialize this year for our readers, we asked our network of contributors to reflect on Bitcoin’s price action, technological development, community growth and more in 2020, and…

The end of 2020 has been lighting up crypto-centric subreddits and feeds of Bitcoin hodlers as the appetite for the digital bullion reaches an all-time high. The explosion has been accelerated via the adoption of…

Bitcoin (BTC) was lower for a second day, slipping below $18,000 to the lowest in almost two weeks.  “The momentum that characterized bitcoin throughout October and November seems to have cooled down,” Matt Blom, head…

German private bank Hauck & Aufhäuser says it will launch a crypto investment fund in January next year, allowing institutional and semi-institutional investors to invest in digital assets including, bitcoin, ether, and stellar. ● According…

Hedge Fund Manager Brian Kelly Says Increasing Institutional Interest in Bitcoin Down to its Fixed Supply Hedge fund manager Brian Kelly says the surging number of institutional investors owning bitcoin is down to the digital…

Less than two weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director called for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” Meanwhile, the IMF is not the only entity pushing for a “great reset,” as the World…

Crypto market sentiment appears to be improving across the board and the global push to mainstream central bank digital currencies is also making headway.  In China’s Shenzhen province about 2 million people had applied for…

The European Union is planning to implement comprehensive cryptocurrency regulation by 2024, two EU reports have reportedly revealed. This follows five European finance ministers calling on the European Commission to put in place “very strong…

The total number of Bitcoin ATMs has now passed 10,000 worldwide. According to Norwegian financial services company AksjeBloggen, the number of Bitcoin ATMs (BTMs) has jumped 87% in the past year, from the 5336 recorded…

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…

The European Commission, the executive arm of the E.U., has drawn up regulation to tightly monitor cryptocurrencies it considers “significant”, including asset-backed stablecoins like Facebook’s libra. Euractiv, a European news outlet, first reported the news…

Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York (SDNY) court have submitted a “forfeiture money judgment” against the former attorney Mark Scott. The lawyer was charged with helping the Ponzi scheme Onecoin launder funds. The…

Four of the top five South Korean banks have reportedly announced their plans to provide cryptocurrency services. The announcements came ahead of the crypto regulation that will soon go into effect in South Korea. Largest…

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the country’s top financial regulator responsible for regulating crypto service providers, has begun actively closing down unauthorized bitcoin ATMs, a BaFin spokesperson has confirmed to news.Bitcoin.com. All Unauthorized Bitcoin…

The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The U.S. leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and…

Bitcoiners, already rocked by this year’s coronavirus-inflicted turbulence, face a fresh source of volatility as the market heads into the second half of 2020: the U.S. presidential election.  According to Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, a reelection…

Bitcoiners, already rocked by this year’s coronavirus-inflicted turbulence, face a fresh source of volatility as the market heads into the second half of 2020: the U.S. presidential elections.  According to Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, a reelection…

Bitcoin is reporting moderate gains on Monday as gold, a safe haven asset, rallies amid renewed coronavirus concerns.  At press time, the cryptocurrency is priced around $9,430 – up 1.5% on the day – having…

Bitcoin automated teller machines (BATMs) will become the next target for regulators, as world governments tighten screws on money laundering. According to Ciphertrace CTO John Jeffries, crypto-cash machines will attract “greater…regulatory focus” in a bid…

Crypto-friendly travel booking platform Travala has reported booking growth as demand for travel returns despite continued coronavirus crisis and extended lockdowns in many places. Its booking revenue in May soared 205% and 60% of all…

Switzerland’s financial regulator, FINMA, has approved two Zurich-based banks to offer a range of cryptocurrency services, including trading and custody. Maerki Baumann Bank subsequently announced the launch of its trading platform for major cryptocurrencies while…

Bitcoin’s bulls are taking a breather amid jitters in the traditional markets over rising tensions between the U.S. and China.  The world’s biggest cryptocurrency is trading near $9,400 at press time, having posted an eight-day…

Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure platform for node management serving institutions and developers, today announced a strategic funding round of $5.5 million from leading venture capital (VC) firms focused on blockchain technology. Blockdaemon’s funding round is…

Frances Coppola, a CoinDesk columnist, is a freelance writer and speaker on banking, finance and economics. Her book “The Case for People’s Quantitative Easing” explains how modern money creation and quantitative easing work, and advocates “helicopter…