Until Next Year… Every week can’t be a good week. After showing early signs of a rally over the middle/end of December, the market’s been tumbling since Christmas Eve. Since reaching a weekly high of about $146.5B on Monday, the total market cap has dropped 17 percent and currently rests at just over $121.5B. Cryptocurrency…

You can count on it. Whenever a major financial market struggles for survival in a deep, enduring bear market, undertakers with access to the financial press gleefully pronounce its imminent demise. For Bitcoin, such dire pronouncements have been arriving at a steady pace since summer 2018. Simultaneously, plenty of big names in the financial world envision…

From the stock market’s impact on Bitcoin to a new milestone at Tron, and the expansion of XRP the base, here’s a look at some of the stories breaking in the world of crypto. Bitcoin The host of CNBC’s Crypto Trader says the stock market plunge will likely convince fund managers to turn to Bitcoin….


CoinShares Research has released its second study detailing the efficiency and environmental impact of Bitcoin miners. The results point to Bitcoin mining being less profitable than many think and more environmentally sound than many believe. Bitcoin mining, the study concludes, is greener than almost every other large-scale industry in the world. Despite what the study calls…


Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have demonstrated the application of blockchain technology for new forms of money and currency. They store transactions as digital packs of data within blocks. However, there is no reason this data cannot extend beyond financial data. In theory, any form of data can be stored on a blockchain. Over the past several…

XRP, the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, just launched on the decentralized crypto exchange CryptoBridge. It’s paired with Bitcoin and Ethereum. Meanwhile, Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, CEO of Binance, the leading cryptocurrency exchange, just dropped a hint for the Ripple and XRP community. For months, supporters have been pushing CZ to pair XRP with a…

Cryptocurrency investors can take a cautious sigh of relief after the crypto market valuation gained nearly $33 billion dollars in just three days, with Bitcoin rising 18% against the US dollar and topping $4,000. According to cryptocurrency trader and economist Alex Krüger, the run-up is a brief respite from the plunging price of Bitcoin and not…


Coinbase has confirmed that it moved $5 billion in crypto to its upgraded cold storage infrastructure last week. The cryptocurrency migrations, which are part of the company’s larger plans to expand its number of digital asset offerings, accounted for a significant amount of the crypto in circulation: 5% of all Bitcoin, 8% of Ethereum and…

EOS is now the fourth largest cryptocurrency by market cap, surpassing Litecoin, Stellar and Tether, according to data from CoinMarketCap. EOS reached $2.52, gaining 29.21% in 24 hours. Source: CoinMarketCap EOS powers a host of decentralized apps (DApps) in the blockchain ecosystem. Its number of active daily DApp users now stands at over 21.4k, nearly…

Facebook, the world’s largest social media website with over 800 million monthly users, appears to be boosting its intel on cryptocurrencies and ramping up its blockchain staff. Facebook formed a blockchain group eight months ago in a major staff shakeup and has been quietly recruiting additional engineers, product managers, legal experts and academics with experience…


Bitcoin mining difficulty is falling thanks to the digital coin’s underlying blockchain technology. If trends persist, small miners should be able to take advantage of this latest development. Right now, the bitcoin market is going through trying times after the unprecedented price decline that occurred in November. It saw bitcoin drop in value and breach…


The payment platform Square’s Cash App has recently overtaken Coinbase as the most widely used iOS app to buy Bitcoin (BTC). Square has also surpassed YouTube as the most popular iOS app in general. Chillin pic.twitter.com/HnW0ELzvDE — Cash App (@CashApp) December 9, 2018 Owned by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Square gained major popularity among retailers…


American Express is revealing the results of a pilot test of Ripple’s xCurrent solution for cross-border payments. At the Wings of Change Europe conference in Madrid, Amex general manager of corporate payments Carlos Carriedo said Ripple’s technology has the potential to dramatically improve the sluggish status quo of international payments. “We did a pilot. We did…


Core developers of Ethereum have agreed on when to launch a highly anticipated hard fork. At a meeting on Friday, the developers scheduled the Constantinople upgrade to go live at block 7,080,000. According to data on the Ethereum blockchain explorer Etherscan, that block should roughly coincide with January 16, 2019. The system-wide overhaul will implement fundamental changes…


Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may finally become its own asset class, if a new bill heading to the US Congress becomes law. US Representative Warren Davidson of Ohio is proposing to bring some much needed clarity to confusion on whether crypto should be categorized as securities, commodities or properties. According to Cleveland.com, the Republican from the…


Nasdaq just confirmed that it will list Bitcoin futures. According to Joseph Christinat, vice president of communications of Nasdaq, Bitcoin futures should launch during the first half of 2019. This would bring mass exposure of Bitcoin to a variety of investors, from financial institutions to hedge funds and even average retail investors with brokerage accounts….