Category: News

Japan’s FSA Approves License for Hacked Crypto Exchange Coincheck, Nikkei Reports

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) has purportedly approved a cryptocurrency exchange operating license for hacked crypto exchange Coincheck. English-language Asia-focused news publication Nikkei Asian Review reported the news Dec. 19. According to Nikkei, an announcement from the financial watchog is reportedly due to be released by the end of the year. Notably, in private correspondence […]

Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC In Clear Uptrend Towards $4,000

Key Points Bitcoin price extended upsides and traded above the $3,580 and $3,650 resistances against the US Dollar. There is a key bullish trend line formed with support at $3,640 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price remains in a solid uptrend and it could rise towards $4,000 […]

What’s Next for Bitcoin Miners in 2019 Amid Lower Price?

The year-long bear market finally forced many Bitcoin miners to capitulate by either scaling down or shuttering their operations. However, with the decrease in difficulty, some of these smaller establishments might want to get back into the business seeing as it is now easier to mine the top-ranked cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Miners Adapt to Lower BTC […]

Bitcoin Payment Processor Closes Seed Investment Round Backed by Tim Draper

Bitcoin (BTC) payment processor OpenNode has completed a seed investment round with investment from American venture capitalist Tim Draper, according to an announcement on Dec. 18. Founded in April 2018, OpenNode is a multi-layered Bitcoin payment processor for merchants developed by a group of Lightning Network designers and Bitcoin developers, that aims to improve and […]

Blockstream Satellite Now Means Most Of The World Can Use Bitcoin Without Internet

Blockchain technology company Blockstream revealed the second phase of its satellite-based Bitcoin communications project Blockstream Satellite this week. Satellite Coverage Expands To Asia Pacific Part of a plan to provide free private Bitcoin sending and receiving without the need for an internet connection, the company now provides satellite coverage of the Asia Pacific region, an accompanying […]

Bitcoin Scam Alert: Criminals Demand BTC Payment to Call Off Hit Man

Scam artists have tried just about every trick in the book to relieve people of their Bitcoin in recent years. The latest effort is rather lacking in the sophistication department, however. A report in Bleeping Computer states that people have been receiving emails that are apparently from the owner of a dark web site offering […]