U.S. Arrests Ethereum Developer, Accuses Him of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions
Nov30

U.S. Arrests Ethereum Developer, Accuses Him of Helping North Korea Evade Sanctions

U.S. law enforcement arrested 36-year-old Virgil Griffith on Thursday based on allegations that he traveled to North Korea earlier this year to provide them technical assistance in evading U.S. sanctions, NBC News reports. Griffith is reportedly an Ethereum developer.

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UNICEF Now Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations
Oct09

UNICEF Now Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has formally launched a fund to enable donors to make donations using the bitcoin and ether digital currencies, CNBC reports. The UNICEF cryptocurrency fund will be used for donation storage and distribution of those donations.

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Bloomberg Reports E*Trade Will Soon Offer Crypto Trading for Users
Apr27

Bloomberg Reports E*Trade Will Soon Offer Crypto Trading for Users

Bloomberg reported on Friday that E*Trade Financial Corp is preparing to offer cryptocurrency trading for users on its platform. The report is based on details provided by a “person familiar with the matter” and claims that the company will begin by offering trading for Bitcoin and Ethereum, with other digital currencies possibly added at some point in the future.

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Wyoming Senate Passes Bill Clarifying Crypto’s Legal Status
Feb01

Wyoming Senate Passes Bill Clarifying Crypto’s Legal Status

In a 28-1 vote on Thursday, Wyoming’s Senate approved a bill designed to bring new clarity to cryptocurrency’s legal status in the state. That bill, SF0125, would formally recognize the property rights of cryptocurrency holders and create an opt-in framework to enable Wyoming banks to provide digital asset custodial services.

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Elementus Claims Cryptopia Still Being Hacked
Jan30

Elementus Claims Cryptopia Still Being Hacked

New Zealand Cryptopia cryptocurrency exchange has been offline for more than two weeks now, after acknowledging that it had suffered a hacking attack resulting in “significant losses.” According to a recent blog post from blockchain analytics company Elementus, however, the exchange’s offline status doesn’t appear to have deterred the hackers, who have continued to steal ether from Cryptopia wallets:

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Bitwage Service Enables US Companies to Pay W2 Employees and Payroll Taxes Using Crypto
Jan17

Bitwage Service Enables US Companies to Pay W2 Employees and Payroll Taxes Using Crypto

Bitwage revealed this week that its services will now enable companies in the United States to use cryptocurrency to pay their W2 employees and related payroll tax obligations. The service is the result of a partnership between Bitwage and Texas-based payroll and human resources firm Simply Efficient HR, according to a Coinstituency article posted on the Bitwage blog.

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Cryptopia Reports ‘Significant Losses’ in First 2019 Exchange Hack
Jan15

Cryptopia Reports ‘Significant Losses’ in First 2019 Exchange Hack

After being down for unscheduled maintenance for more than 24 hours, New Zealand exchange Cryptopia has confirmed via twitter that the exchange suffered ‘significant losses’ in a Jan. 14 (local time) security breach.

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Report: Malaysia’s New Crypto Law Is Ready, Goes into Effect Jan. 15
Jan14

Report: Malaysia’s New Crypto Law Is Ready, Goes into Effect Jan. 15

The Malaysian government confirmed on Monday that its new cryptocurrency law will go into effect on January 15, according to reports from Reuters and local Malaysian news outlets. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is reported to have confirmed the news, mere days after Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad told reporters that the government had not yet decided cryptocurrency’s legal status in the country.

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Bitcoin Below $4k, Top 20 Coins See Red
Jan10

Bitcoin Below $4k, Top 20 Coins See Red

The last 24 hours has seen Bitcoin drop below $4k, with more than $11 billion dollars wiped from the total market capitalization, according to data procured from CoinMarketCap.

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Coinbase Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Pairs
Dec18

Coinbase Adds Crypto-to-Crypto Trading Pairs

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has opened direct cryptocurrency-to-cryptocurrency trading markets for its retail customers, according to a Dec. 17 report by Coindesk.

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DNotes Global Inc Announces Release of DNotes Trading Bot
Dec15

DNotes Global Inc Announces Release of DNotes Trading Bot

DNotes Global, Inc. today announced the release of DNotes Bot, a trading bot designed to assist cryptocurrency exchange traders by providing automated trading for buy and sell orders.

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Swiss Stock Exchange to List World’s First Multi-Crypto ETP
Nov18

Swiss Stock Exchange to List World’s First Multi-Crypto ETP

SIX Swiss Exchange has received approval from Swiss regulators to list the world’s first multiple-cryptocurrency exchange-traded product, Amun Crypto ETP, according to a report from the Financial Times. The ETP will reportedly include five major cryptocurrency assets: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple.

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Bitcoin Price Drops to New 2018 Lows
Nov14

Bitcoin Price Drops to New 2018 Lows

After a notable run of price stability over the last several months, Bitcoin volatility returned with a vengeance on Wednesday as the price of the world’s most well known cryptocurrency crashed below $6,000 – losing more than 9 percent of its value. At press time, the price stood at $5,541. 23 on Coinbase, down more than $750 in the last 24 hours.

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Ethereum Developers Set Soft Deadline for Network Upgrade
Nov10

Ethereum Developers Set Soft Deadline for Network Upgrade

Ethereum core developers have said that they are looking to a soft deadline of January 16th for activation of the upcoming Constantinople hard fork, Coindesk reported Nov 9.

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