Brazil’s Biggest Brokerage Goes Big on Bitcoin

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Grupo XP, Brazil’s largest independent brokerage and owner of XP Investimentos SA, is launching an exchange in the upcoming months that will facilitate Bitcoin and Ethereum trading. According to Bloomberg, the new crypto exchange dubbed XDEX will have around 40 employees. With a mission to “to help Brazilians invest better, offering the ideal solutions for…

Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

Binance CEO: ‘I Don’t Understand Why the Bitcoin Price Isn’t Shooting Through the Roof’

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Changpeng “CZ” Zhao quietly offered a utopian forecast for the cryptocurrency industry and his ubiquitous cryptocurrency exchange, Binance–which he revealed is becoming increasingly institutionally oriented and will launch five to 10 fiat-to-crypto operations in nearly every continent. Speaking at Consensus Singapore, the Binance chief whip suggested that the regulatory breakthroughs seen last week have now…

Legendary Investor: Crypto is Seeing Highest Developer Activity Since Internet

Legendary Investor: Crypto is Seeing Highest Developer Activity Since Internet

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Ben Horowitz, the co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, said that the company has not seen the level of developer activity the cryptocurrency sector has demonstrated in recent years since the rise of the Internet in the nineties. According to Horowitz, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can be considered as a new computing platform that allows the development…

BitPay Executive Maintains Bullish Stance on Bitcoin

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Amid a multi-month downtrend, the price of altcoins and Bitcoin have fallen to yearly lows, pushing market sentiment to near bottom. While price action wanes, BitPay’s Chief Commercial Officer Sonny Singh maintains an optimistic outlook on Bitcoin. Bitcoin Gaining Institutional Traction Following the drastic Bitcoin price drop last week, Singh appeared on Bloomberg to discuss…

Stern Professor Says Bitcoin Will Hit Zero After 70 Percent Drop, Illogical Argument

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Nouriel Roubini, a Stern School professor and prominent economist, has criticized the major correction of Bitcoin and the rest of the crypto market, claiming that Bitcoin will drop to zero. Tales From Crypt-Apocalypse: Bitcoin has lost 70% from the peak; Ethereum 85%; other Top 10 crypto-currencies about 90%; the remaining crypto-zombie-currencies between 95% & 99% of…

The Private Key to Satoshi Nakamoto’s $8 Billion Bitcoin Fortune is on This Site—And So is Yours

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It’s no secret that a cryptocurrency wallet can be accessed by a private key—a string of letters and numbers that, if revealed, allows all those who hold it access to the cryptocurrency held within. Private keys can be lost in many ways—phishing hacks, malware, by accident or even by brute force–and given enough time, it’s possible…

Dread Pirate Roberts Whale Wallet Activity Hints Toward $800 million Bitcoin Market Dump

Dread Pirate Roberts Whale Wallet Activity Hints Toward $800 million Bitcoin Market Dump

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Almost $800 million worth of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash has been withdrawn from wallets associated with defunct cryptocurrency “black market” Silk Road marketplace and linked to Silk Road owner Ross “Dread Pirate Roberts” Ulbricht, signaling a potential large-scale Bitcoin market dump. The Silk Road-related cryptocurrency wallet activity, first observed by cryptocurrency community members on Aug.…

Japanese Police Adopt Cybersecurity Software to Trace Bitcoin Transactions

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After several instances of cryptocurrency-based crime and a stark increase in the use of cryptocurrencies as a money-laundering tool, Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) revealed it would launch a crypto-tracking software to trace digital currency transactions in the country. Japan’s Push for Cryptocurrency Legitimacy According to the country’s public broadcasting organization NHK, the special software…

BitMEX Research: Does Satoshi Hold A Million Bitcoin?

BitMEX Research: Does Satoshi Hold A Million Bitcoin?

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BitMEX Research, the think-tank of the world’s largest BTC/USD exchange, re-tackled old evidence suggesting the original cryptocurrency’s enigmatic creator may hold up to a million Bitcoin. In a post published Aug. 20, the exchange’s research division resurfaced the 2013 argument of blockchain researcher Sergio Demian Lerner — who at the time reported Nakamoto having a…

Inside OnChainFX’s Breakeven Multiple and the Winners of Last Alt Season

Inside OnChainFX’s Breakeven Multiple and the Winners of Last Alt Season

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While 2017 was a year of exorbitant gains and lavish dreams, 2018 has crashed the reality of cryptocurrency enthusiasts back to Earth. Many of the incredible gains seen in 2017 have been entirely wiped out, and those who bought at or near all-time-highs (ATH) are deep in the red. To help illustrate those losses, OnChainFX…