Whale Watch: Large Bitcoin Cash Holders Accumulate 1 Million BCH Since February

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In the last two weeks, cryptocurrency prices have seen significant volatility and during this time onlookers have noticed large bitcoin whale movements once again. Data stemming from blockchain analysis indicates that over the last 48 hours, unknown whale wallets moved over 20,000 BTC ($101 million), showing another large migration not seen since last February. Additionally,…

Analysis Shows Lightning Network Suffers From Trust Issues Exacerbated by Rising Fees

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Over the last two years, the Lightning Network has been touted as the scaling solution for the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. However, the solution has been heavily criticized for its lack of security, and on March 28, Bitcoin Unlimited’s chief scientist Peter Rizun wrote an interesting evaluation of the Lightning Network’s “dirty little secret.” Also…

Coinbase Ventures Backs $3 Million Round for Trading Data Startup Nomics

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Nomics has raised $3 million from Coinbase Ventures, DCG and more for its plan to index 95% of all crypto trading data points.

Eight Reasons to Use Cryptocurrency Payments in 2019

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This article on cryptocurrency payments was written by Thomas Highwater, who is an avid fan of all things crypto-related. Mr. Highwater teaches high-school level robotics and programming. *** While there is a growing number of fiat based-payment processors with a variety of practical tools and methods of payment, adding cryptocurrency payments into the mix provides…

Google Searches for ‘Bitcoin’ Just Hit Their Highest Level Since April

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The number of Google searches for bitcoin has seen a notable uptick this week, now recording its most searches worldwide since last April.

Tax Evasion Spotlighted as Swiss Banks Start Sharing Client Data

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Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of…