Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today assessed penalties against Zachary Coburn, founder of EtherDelta, a digital "token" trading platform. The SEC had charged the company with operating as an unregistered national securities exchange. The settlement is the first...

  CryptoIns is a new online insurance service based in Switzerland. In October, the company launched a service providing insurance for investors holding assets in 24 cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets, although that number is expected to grow. Together with...

  In the past six weeks, the cryptocurrency market has been relatively stable, but the volume of trading remains low as retail investors no longer seem to fear missing out. Research firm Diar Ltd said cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase’s trading volume...

  Yesterday, we looked at 4 cryptocurrencies to avoid and why. Today, we’re looking at four cryptocurrencies with a “buy” rating from Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings and why they merit a second look. Weiss maintains databases on more than 3,000...

  In two recent blog posts, Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings picked for cryptocurrencies to avoid and another for that it considers “buy-rated.” Today, we’ve got a quick summary of Weiss ratings on those cryptocurrencies analyst Juan Villaverde says to avoid...

  A new Ernst and Young (EY) report paints a pessimistic picture of ICOs, showing 86% of the top 140 ICOs from 2017 lost value and 30% lost “substantially all value.” The most telling fact is that an investor purchasing...

  Malta has moved quickly to position itself as one of the friendliest jurisdictions for cryptocurrency and digital asset regulations and trading. Tax rates are as low as 5% and recent laws are designed to make cryptocurrency issuing and trading...

A report from Group-IB shows 14 cyberattacks on cryptocurrency exchanges resulted in a loss of $882 million between January 2017 and September 2018. Five attacks have been linked to North Korean hackers from the Lazarus state-sponsored group on four...

  Like every jurisdiction, Hong Kong regulators are trying to chart a course for the cryptocurrency industry and exchanges that encourage growth but protect investors. In a South China Morning Post (SCMP) interview, Carlson Tong Ka-shing, the outgoing chairman of...

  A new report from Deloitte identifies five key areas for blockchain to develop before it's ready for adoption in the business mainstream. The report, "Blockchain and the five vectors of progress," examines ways to enhance the technological capacity...