The outcome of next month’s U.S. presidential election may not matter much for bitcoin’s price: Economic stimulus in the trillions of dollars is likely no matter who wins, bolstering the largest cryptocurrency’s appeal as a hedge against inflation. …

It has been a wild week for the crypto markets, with investors having to digest a plethora of news developments that largely favored Bitcoin bears. That being said, the market surprisingly didn’t react too negatively…

Over 45,000 Bitcoin has been withdrawn from BitMex since the U.S. government levied charges against the exchange and its leadership. October 1 brought two devastating blows to BitMex. First, the CFTC and DOJ brought charges against the…

Cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform Bitmex has been charged with illegally operating in the U.S. Concurrently, its executives, including CEO Arthur Hayes, have been charged with violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and are facing prison…

Two offices of the U.S. Department of the Treasury have issued advisories on ransomware payouts, which they say pose a threat to national security. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or FinCen reminded cryptocurrency processing companies of…

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants to pay a contractor $625,000 if they can crack layer-two privacy schemes and the privacy-centric crypto asset monero (XMR). The tax agency says that the entity has “limited…

The American libertarian, economist and financial commentator Peter Schiff has been criticizing bitcoin for years, as he believes “bitcoin has no real value.” However, on Thursday Schiff asked the crypto community to give some bitcoin…

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…

The notorious NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, was paid to discuss bitcoin and other digital assets at virtual conferences, according to a new court filing called “Edward Snowden Speaking Engagements 2015-2020.” Snowden has always been a…

The recent Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) ruling that national banks and savings associations can provide cryptocurrency custody services to clients is one of the biggest milestones in the short but spectacular lifetime of digital…

The Cato Institute’s George Selgin recently quipped that economists who are neither gold bugs nor advocates of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) are distinguished on Twitter by their relatively low follower numbers (himself included).  The joke,…

As the coronavirus takes its devastating toll on the U.S. economy, financial pros are increasingly confounded by the markets.  The economy is in its worst shape since the early 20th century, and stocks are soaring. The U.S. government’s…

Congestion is building on the Ethereum blockchain, the second-largest blockchain, thanks to the recent popularity of dollar-linked “stablecoins” and “decentralized finance” applications like Compound.  And now fees to process transactions, which escalate when congestion is high…

According to recently published research, an attacker has found vulnerabilities in the Tor browser network that might have allowed them to steal Bitcoin (BTC) from users. Tor was developed by the U.S. government for anonymous…

Bitcoin prices surged 5% on Wednesday, outpacing stocks and gold amid calls for more government stimulus, as the economic toll of the coronavirus mounts. The oldest and largest cryptocurrency rose to $11,755. The price is…

Crypto analyst Mati Greenspan says the correlation between crypto assets and the S&P 500 has fallen significantly since the dramatic sell-offs in tandem early in the pandemic. In the Aug. 5 Quantum Economics newsletter, Greenspan…

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…

Since Black Thursday, Bitcoin (BTC) has become a better hedge against the U.S. dollar than gold. At the same time, its correlation with the S&P 500 Index reached unprecedented highs. Correlations chart. Source: Coinmetrics. Diverging…

No, blockchain does not fix this.  By “this” I don’t mean centrally controlled databases that are vulnerable to attack, the problem highlighted by this week’s massive Twitter hack.  I mean the meta problem of yet…

History suggests that Bitcoin (BTC) halvings have led to massive bull runs. After the first halving in November 2012, the top-ranked cryptocurrency on CoinMarketCap surged 10,000% from late 2012 to 2014. The second halving that…