Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

  Boston-based payments innovator Circle announced the acquisition of cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex for an estimated $400 million.   The deal starts what could be a trend of mergers and acquisitions between financial services, fintech and cryptocurrency companies looking to find...

  The latest (Feb 22) newsletter from cryptocurrency strategist Tom Lee and his Fundstrat team takes a close look at the impact and history of tokens with upcoming forks or airdrops.   It’s a challenge for investors because forks and...

  [caption id="attachment_5475" align="alignleft" width="247"] Hunter S Thompson[/caption] I feel like the ghost of Gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson just joined me to take a tour of the latest ICO.   It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry with...

  A successful UK cryptocurrency couple robbed at gunpoint. Canadian cryptocurrency exchange held up in daylight hours. Ukrainian bitcoin exchange businessman held hostage for $1 million in bitcoin. A New York resident is robbed by a “friend” for...

  If you’re a certain age, you’ll fondly remember joysticks, Pac-Man, Pong, Space Invaders, and other classic arcade games created by French gaming company Atari SA. The Pac-Man creators plan to get digital and cash in on the blockchain...

  Are markets getting ready for a bitcoin bull market replay of 2017 by mid-summer? Some analysts think so, according to TheStreet.com.   In a Feb 15 note to investors, Fundstrat Global Advisors analyst and bitcoin bull Thomas Lee, says...

  Shades of The Bourne Identity. For more than six months, Cisco’s Talos Intelligence group tracked a notorious Ukrainian cybercrime group called Coinhoarder.   The group has stolen more than $50 million in cryptocurrency from users of digital wallets such...

  Here’s a little bit of Valentine’s Day fun with a gifts roundup for cryptocurrency and blockchain aficionados to go with your wine and cheese.   And guys, you might want to be very cautious or  very creative about mixing...

  Here’s a new twist on cryptocurrency mining.   I like reading Salon magazine occasionally to liven up my news and politics sources with different points of view. That is until recently.   While reading, I got one of those annoying pop-ups...

  It’s not a trick question. Many mainstream critics consider cryptocurrency and bitcoin to be Ponzi schemes or scams. They certainly don’t consider digital coins to be legitimate investments.   Two recent news stories can help us answer the important...

  Dan Morehead, CEO of hedge fund Pantera Capital is big on bitcoin. So big in fact that his hedge fund invests solely in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology assets.   Founded in 2003, Pantera launched its first cryptocurrency fund in...