Retail Investors Branch to Altcoins: ‘60% of Coinbase Customers Start With Bitcoin, Only 24% Stick Exclusively’

Retail Investors Branch to Altcoins: ‘60% of Coinbase Customers Start With Bitcoin, Only 24% Stick Exclusively’On May 13, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase published a report that shows digital currency investors are investing in alternative cryptocurrencies despite bitcoin’s 67% market dominance. Data from Coinbase shows that customers with at least five crypto purchases, roughly 60% of them buy bitcoin first but only 24% remain exclusively loyal to the digital […]

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If You Don’t Trust Yourself, These Crypto Vaults Will Help You Hodl Safely

If You Don’t Trust Yourself, These Crypto Vaults Will Help You Hodl SafelyHodling in difficult times has historically proven to be a long-term winning strategy. Keeping your cryptocurrency in your own cold storage is by default a good idea as far as security is concerned. But if you don’t trust yourself to not lose a small hardware device or a piece of paper, then there are alternatives […]

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SLP Token Fuels Scooter Rental Business in Taiwan, Investors to Get Their Dividends in BCH

SLP Token Fuels Scooter Rental Business in Taiwan, Investors to Get Their Dividends in BCHA company running a small scooter rental service in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, has minted an SLP token on the Bitcoin Cash network to support its business and to attract investors and customers. The company issues its own cryptocurrency, a Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token. SLP is a token-based protocol built on top of the […]

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Brussels Asks Europeans How to Regulate Bitcoin, Public Consultation Continues Into March

Brussels Asks Europeans How to Regulate Bitcoin, Public Consultation Continues Into MarchThe European Commission is gathering feedback from EU citizens, businesses, regulators and other interested parties to establish a regulatory framework for crypto assets and markets on a European level. The public consultation which started in December will continue until March 19, 2020, with the finalized proposal expected in the third quarter. Also read: Swiss Financial […]

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the evolution […]

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How Dropgangs and Dead Drops Are Transforming Darknet Practices

Since the creation of the Silk Road, authorities have waged a war against the online drug trade with a wave of surveillance and enforcement. However, crypto-anarchists are developing new ways to evade the state’s tentacles as the next technological phase started to emerge in late 2017. On Monday, the Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast discussed the evolution […]

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South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange Bithumb

South Korea Imposes $69M Tax Obligation on Crypto Exchange BithumbThe National Tax Service of South Korea (NTS) has decided to withhold income tax from Bithumb’s foreign customers. The total tax to be imposed on their transactions amounts to more than 80 billion won (over $69 million), the leading Korean cryptocurrency exchange announced. Also read: Poles Hit With Backdated Tax on Crypto Trades Bithumb to […]

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User Reports Reveal Visa and Mastercard Outages During the Holidays

User Reports Reveal Visa and Mastercard Outages During the HolidaysHaving problems with payments around Christmas can be frustrating, especially for those who leave gift buying till the last minute. With calmer markets this holiday season, the crypto ecosystem has been operating relatively smoothly, with few exceptions. The fiat world, however, saw some glitches that affected card payments in particular. Also read: New Ukrainian Law […]

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Utorg Exchange Grants Access to Traders With Limited Verification

Crypto Exchange Utorg Provides Traders With Limited Verification AccessUtorg.io is a digital asset exchange based in the U.K. that allows users in Europe and around the world to trade cryptocurrencies with stablecoins and fiat money. What sets the new platform apart from many incumbents is the simplified verification procedure for traders who don’t exceed а daily limit of $1,000. Its decision to provide […]

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Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited Trading

Poloniex Restores Unverified Accounts With Unlimited TradingIn times of mounting pressure on crypto companies to comply with expanding due diligence requirements, Poloniex has taken a step in the opposite direction. The exchange is lifting restrictions that applied to unverified users in response to customer demand. New and current accounts will enjoy access to unlimited trading and deposits. Also read: P2P Crypto […]

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