Crypto Exchange Circle Partners With Financial Surveillance Provider Nice Actimize

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On Feb. 27, Boston-based cryptocurrency finance firm Circle announced a partnership with Nice Actimize financial crime detection and prevention technologies unit. Circle follows other large cryptocurrency exchanges that have opted to add a compliance and surveillance solution. Also read: Bitcoin Whales Have Accumulated Thousands of Coins in the Last 2 Months Goldman Sachs-Backed Crypto Exchange…

Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

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U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but for now there are few crypto debit card options left for U.S. residents. Also Read: More…

Coinbase’s Director of Data Science and Risk Leaves to ‘Build From Scratch’

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Soups Ranjan, who worked at Coinbase since 2015 as director of data analysis and fraud prevention, has left the crypto exchange to start something new.

Analysis: Bitcoin Transactions at 10-Month High While Fees at 2-Year Low

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BTC has hit a 10-month high in transaction volume. Meanwhile, tx fees are at a multi-year low. These figures indicate that factors such as scaling improvements to the Bitcoin protocol, and the relatively modest price of bitcoin, have made transactions in the cryptocurrency extremely affordable. Growing Transactions Volume At 300,000 transactions per day, Bitcoin is…

Coinbase Makes ‘Record’ Transfers of BTC, ETH, and LTC to Cold Storage

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Coinbase, one of the most-used cryptocurrency exchanges, moved approximately $5 billion in cryptocurrency, claiming the title of “largest crypto migration on record.” The transfer included 5 percent of all BTC, 8 percent of all ETH, and 25 percent of all LTC in circulation. According to a blog post on Dec. 19th, Coinbase announced that it…

Why the World Needs Bitcoin and Crypto: Financial Services are a Basic Human Right

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Coinbase’s CEO and co-founder Brian Armstrong has a vision for how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will profoundly impact society. The market was euphoric as Bitcoin and Ethereum approached $20,000 and $2,000. Speculators imagined that this would be the next “paradigm,” and if they didn’t buy-in today they would forever miss once in a lifetime 1000-fold…