Crypto Exchange Bithumb May Have Propped up Bitcoin Price: Analysts

The bitcoin price touched a fresh yearly low this morning, leaving traders and investors scrambling for answers as the crypto market searches for a bottom. While there are numerous pressures that have weighed on bitcoin as it has taken step after step away from last year’s all-time high, research from CryptoCompare suggests that South Korean …

Crypto Exchange Coinbase ‘Exploring’ Support for Ripple (XRP)

After months of waiting, the hopes and dreams of ripple (XRP) investors may finally be realized — at some point in the near future, anyway. Yes, XRP fans, crypto exchange Coinbase has confirmed that it is exploring adding support for the second-largest cryptocurrency to its platform. The San Francisco-based Coinbase announced the move on Friday …

Congressman Finalizing Bill to Exempt ICOs from Securities Laws

Republican Congressman Warren Davidson, an avowed bitcoin adn blockchain fan, plans to introduce federal legislation that will regulate initial coin offerings (ICO) and cryptocurrencies. The bill would create an “asset class” for tokens, which would prevent them from “being classified as securities, but would also allow the federal government to regulate initial coin offerings more …

Nearly Every Major Cryptocurrency is Down at Least 90% from its Peak

Earlier this year, in February, Tom Lee — co-founder of Fundstrat Global Advisors, the first Wall Street strategy firm to embrace bitcoin — opined that the crypto market had turned a corner and would see new highs in July. Nine months and several year-end price target reductions later, cryptocurrency assets remain firmly in the red. …

Bitcoin ‘Nuclear Winter’ Doesn’t Scare Billionaire Crypto Bull Jim Breyer

Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Jim Breyer stated that despite a prolonged crypto “nuclear winter,” he still believes that the promise offered by the technology is too great for it to be permanently buried by short-term market movements. Speaking at the 2018 Fortune Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, China, Breyer noted that while these are …

Forget Price — Ethereum Adoption is Growing Rapidly

In virtually every area, Ethereum, the largest smart contract blockchain protocol in the world, seems to be growing at an exponential rate. According to Joseph Lubin, the co-creator of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys, a blockchain software studio based in New York that houses 1,000 developers: “Blockchain is more than a market. It’s a …

North Korean Hackers Take Aim at Individual Crypto Investors

Faced with depleted reserves and having been hit with sanctions aimed at its illegal nuclear weapons program, North Korean hackers have a new strategy for growing the country’s cash reserves — steal crypto holdings from individual investors. According to a report from the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the option to target individuals who hold cryptocurrencies …