Research by Bitflyer released today indicates the growing popularity of the cryptocurrency as an American household investment option. But not in Japan. Stocks Remain the #1 Investment Vehicle Bitflyer, a Japanese crypto exchange, released a…

JP Morgan has outlined three key reasons why investors should add bitcoin to their investment portfolios. Small allocations to cryptocurrencies would “improve portfolio efficiency due to high returns and moderate correlations,” JPMorgan’s analyst explained. JP…

When Bitcoin encouraged many startups to create distributed ledger-based digital currency, Ripple saw the potential in the underlying technology and created a decentralized payments network controlled by centralized nodes. Ripple aims to approach banks and…

Since its cypherpunk beginnings, the blockchain industry has long positioned itself as something on the fringe of mainstream. Yet, today, distributed ledger technology experiments by governments, financial institutions and global corporations and broader digital asset…

This has been an unprecedented year in far more ways than one. Above all else, while 2020 has taught us the importance of speedy and reactive policymaking, it has also highlighted how proactive legislative activity…

XRP price spiked by 40% in the past 24 hours, recording a 52% gain at the day’s peak. Behind the surprising rally was a big short squeeze that caused massive volatility within hours. It is…

The convergence of traditional finance and cryptocurrencies was more profound than ever this year. From the maturation of crypto-first digital commerce to MicroStrategy’s big bitcoin buy, it was a year of rampant technological adoption.  With…

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to bring a lawsuit against Ripple over the XRP cryptocurrency which it considers a security, according to Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse. Insisting that XRP is not…

Japan’s finance ministry has reportedly leveraged 80 tons of gold to help fund part of its huge stimulus package aimed at combating the coronavirus crisis. The Asian country, which is saddled with public debt twice…

Japanese financial group SBI Financial Services has announced the acquisition of the United Kingdom-based crypto services firm B2c2 for an undisclosed amount. The purchase helps the Asian financial giant to become one of the mainstream…

JPMorgan’s analysts have predicted significant demand for bitcoin following the $100 million purchase of the cryptocurrency by Massmutual. The analysts believe that other traditional investors, including pension funds, will follow suit, leading to a conservative…

Strategists at JPMorgan said in a note that MassMutual’s $100 million Bitcoin (BTC) purchase shows that insurance firms and pension funds are now adopting Bitcoin. According to the analysts, typically this class of institutional investors is…

Bitcoin (BTC) is starting what will be likely a hectic week for markets as the United States begins its two-month presidential transition. After Joe Biden was declared the projected winner of the U.S. presidential elections…

Bitcoin’s price keeps climbing amid election uncertainty. Wasabi Wallet will offer automatic, privacy-preserving CoinJoins in its coming upgrade. A major Russian power provider is entering into a bitcoin mining joint venture. Top shelf $1B BTC…

The gold industry was shaken when it was discovered that 83 tons of fake gold bars were used to back loans worth 20 billion yuan in China. While Chinese authorities have not said whether the…

Leaked documents allegedly created by Binance’s senior executives revealed how the world’s most influential cryptocurrency exchange planned to evade US regulations and profit from American investors. The document, obtained and exclusively published by Forbes, dates…

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse pays tribute to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, as well as the Monetary Authority of Singapore. In a tweet, Garlinghouse spoke highly of the way each regulatory authority oversees their respective…

The bigger you are, the bigger the splash when you jump in the water. And when it comes to mainstream payments companies, there are few bigger than PayPal. In case you’ve been totally avoiding the…

Litecoin (LTC), a nine-year-old cryptocurrency whose price returns have chronically underperformed the bigger and better-known bitcoin in recent years, is hitching its wagon to a new star: privacy. The blockchain industry subsector of “privacy coins” – cryptocurrencies with…

When Microstrategy Inc. bought $425 million bitcoin in the last two months, the decision became an important stamp of institutional approval of the top crypto’s credentials as a mature, safe-haven asset. The American technology firm…

Crypto prices may be in a rut but that doesn’t mean product development and acquisitions cease to occur. This week Japanese financial firm SBI Holdings acquired a 100% stake in TaoTao cryptocurrency exchange.  With the…

The Crypto for Congress initiative has launched. All members of Congress will be given bitcoin as campaign contributions to help them learn about cryptocurrency. The initiative is supported by Congressional Blockchain Caucus members, including pro-crypto…

There has been a marked decline in both the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks and the amount of capital that has been stolen through this flavor of cybercrime. In 2018, $875 million was stolen in…

Despite Alibaba filing more patents, the United States still takes the lead as the country with the most blockchain copyrights, a Sept. 17 report from intellectual property consultancy KISSPatent. The U.S. has 2,112 patents, followed…

Eterbase, a Slovak cryptocurrency exchange, revealed Thursday that it had been hacked for $5.4 million. Cyber-criminals broke into six hot wallets containing bitcoin, ethereum, algo, ripple, tezos, and tron, stealing everything, it said. Hot wallets…

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…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has increased by nearly 30% since late June, from $8,905 to just under $11,500 as of press time. Following the strong rally of the dominant cryptocurrency, three macro factors point…

Central bank digital currencies are a digital representation of a country’s fiat currency. They are effectively a government-issued cryptocurrency designed to replace the traditional, physical form of fiat currencies. The term CBDC is broad because…

Rachel-Rose O’Leary is a cryptocurrency writer and trainee C++ developer at PolyTech. Currently a contributor to CoinDesk and the Defiant newsletter, she has written about cryptocurrency since 2015. She holds an MA in digital art…

Cryptocurrency adoption is growing rapidly in Slovenia. More than 1,000 locations in the country now accept cryptocurrency payments, including cafes, restaurants, dentists, hair salons, and hotels. Cryptocurrency Adoption Soars in Slovenia The number of locations…

Central banks worldwide have injected further stimulus into the economy, as European Union (EU) leaders recently approved a $2.1 trillion budget, the Bank of England boosted stimulus injections in mid-June, and the Federal Reserve announced…