Mike Novogratz is looking to raise funds to give out crypto loans

Mike Novogratz’s crypto bank Galaxy Digital seeks to raise $250 million in order to offer cryptocurrency loans to blockchain companies against their crypto assets...

Bank of Russia launched the system of instant bank-to-bank transfers

Yesterday, the Central Bank of Russia (Bank of Russia) launched a system of instant payments allowing for instant bank-to-bank transfers. The new system will...

LocalBitcoins re-enabled withdrawals after coping with phishing attack

Peer-to-peer (p2p) transactions platform LocalBitcoins re-enabled outgoing transactions which were earlier suspended due to a phishing attack. On January 26, the company’s representative posted on...

Russian blockchain platform will make a black comedy movie about Satoshi

Blockchain platform MoviesChain founded by TVzavr online cinema announced its first movie project, namely, “Decrypted” – a black comedy film about Satoshi Nakamoto. The...

Tom Lee sees $25 000 as fair BTC price, though in a longer perspective

Tom Lee, co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, who is known for his optimistic view of the future of the cryptocurrency market, insists that $25...

Eurasian Economic Commission: Cryptocurrencies may have a big impact on macroeconomic stability

The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) composed a report on cryptocurrencies addressed to the governments of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states. The report...

Hacker who had stolen €10 million worth of IOTA tokens got busted by police

The hacker who had managed to steal over €10 million worth of IOTA tokens from numerous users was arrested by the European Union Agency...

CEO VanEck: Investors abandon BTC in favor of gold

In a recent interview with CNBC, Jan Van Eck, CEO of VanEck Associates, stated that investors have been gradually losing interest in bitcoin and...

Paxful saw record BTC trading volumes in Africa in 2018

In spite of a fluctuating market, peer-to-peer (p2p) Bitcoin marketplace Paxful saw an upswing in activity driven by African consumers. Africa conducted 6.5 million...

Dutch banking giant ABN AMRO is pilot-testing BTC wallet

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has announced a pilot program of 500 clients in which it will be managing bitcoins on their behalf. The move...

JP Morgan: BTC value has not been proven, its price is likely to drop...

Analysts from JP Morgan predict that the BTC price may drop below $1 260 as banks will get to realize the unprofitability of using...

Binance launched OTC trading desk

The world’s largest crypto exchange Binance has launched its own over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading desk for larger transactions, as the press release, dated January...

State Duma approved the draft laws on responsibility for disseminating fake news

A draft law imposing fines of up to ₽1 million (about $15 000) for disseminating “fake news” threatening people’s lives or public order had...

Token Economy Association partnered with Tribe Accelerator to educate startups in Singapore

Token Economy Association (Singapore) (“TEA Singapore”) announced their partnership with Tribe Accelerator, the first-of-its-kind government-backed blockchain accelerator, and part of TRIVE Ventures (“TRIVE”), a...

CBOE exchange withdrew its proposal for launching VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF

Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE BZX Exchange)) withdrew its proposal for amendments to the rules, that, if approved, would pave the way for...

New self-proclaimed president of Venezuela supports Bitcoin since 2014

January 23 saw the beginning of mass protests against the second term of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. The opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself...

Blockchain platform Vostok will launch a set of insurance and real estate projects

This year will see Alexander Ivanov, founder and CEO of proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain platform Vostok, launching projects in the sphere of insurance and real...

John McAfee fled the U.S. owing to charges of tax fraud

John McAfee, who is going to run for the U.S. presidency in 2020, announced on Tuesday, January 22, that he had fled the U.S.....

Hartej Sawhney: Crypto exchanges lose about $2.5 million to hackers every day

Blockchain security expert and co-founder of hoshi.io Hartej Sawhney stated that, every day, hackers steal an average of about $2.5 million from cryptocurrency exchanges...

The launch of TON platform is scheduled for March

Telegram’s TON project will be publicly launched at the meeting with major investors which will take place in a month, whereas the mainnet will...