Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News

Japanese financial and internet conglomerate Rakuten Group made its first cryptocurrency acquisition after studying the future potential for cryptocurrency in its financial services and e-commerce businesses. It’s Rakuten Card subsidiary acquired 100% of Everybody’s Bitcoin for an estimated...

Talk about a “moonshot” in the cryptocurrency world. The Q1 profits of eighteen-month-old cryptocurrency exchange Binance certainly qualify as a moonshot. For those few of you who don’t know, “moonshot” is cryptocurrency investor slang describing an altcoin or other...

Who better than Jordan Belfort, the “Wolf of Wall Street” fraudster, to offer up his opinions on bitcoin? The question is, does he know what he’s talking about when it comes to cryptocurrency? Earlier this week, CNBC interviewed...

Wenatchee, three hours east of Seattle, seems like an unlikely high-tech location but the “Apple Capital of the World” is getting lots of interest from cryptocurrency mining companies. That’s mostly because of its other nickname – "Power Belt...

Singapore-based ECoinmerce and several other industry leaders are forming a Crypto Community Watch group designed to self-police the industry, provide an anonymous tip line and reward whistleblowers who identify industry scams. The program was created by a consortium...

In the UK, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is exploring distributed ledger technology to secure preserve evidence within the British judicial system. Balaji Anbil, Head of the Digital Architecture and Cyber Security team at HMCT writes in...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected nine bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETFs) proposals from ProShares, Direxion, and GraniteShares. The SEC used nearly identical wording in rejecting each proposal, saying in the case of Direxion’s five proposals: "...

A 21-year-old Bitcoin dealer was ordered held without bail today in connection with a 31-count indictment charging him with operating an illegal money transmitting business, failing to maintain an anti-money laundering program, international money laundering and conspiracy...

Despite the bearish bitcoin and cryptocurrency market, a Bloomberg article reports that cryptocurrency exchanges are still making plenty of money. According to data from Sanford C Bernstein & Co, cryptocurrency exchanges could more than double revenue in 2018...

  The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD) will use distributed ledger technology to create the world’s first blockchain bond - nicknamed the “bond-i” after Sydney Australia’s popular Bondi Beach. The World Bank and Commonwealth Bank of...