World Bitcoin News

  • News - 16 October 2021, 7:11 am

    With the lack of regulation and common standards, a lot depends on crypto companies’ social responsibility and blockchain-based CSR. Crypto lenders are the institutions situated between consumers and the untamed, blockchain-based, and often unregulated space of cryptocurrencies. As such, they are in a peculiar position when it comes to responsibility towards their customers and the…Read More

  • News - 16 October 2021, 6:19 am

    President Bukele confirms that Chivo has reported 24,076 remittance requests, which has added up to $3,069,761.05 in one day. El Salvador’s mainstream Bitcoin (BTC) adoption gains momentum during the ongoing bull run as citizens increasingly exchange their United States dollar savings for Bitcoin. President Nayib Bukele shared this new development on Twitter based on the data…Read More

  • News - 16 October 2021, 12:40 am

    Hopes of a BTC ETF approval sent Bitcoin charging toward a new all-time high and several altcoins are also breaking out of bullish setups. Bitcoin (BTC) rose within a few steps of $63,000 today for the first time since April 18. The recent surge in the price may have been caused after various documents pointed…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 16 October 2021, 12:27 am

    Payments tied to ransomware attacks in 2021 are already exceeding 2020′s total, the U.S. government’s financial crimes watchdog said Friday.Exchanges and other financial institutions reported more than $590 million in payments tied to ransomware attacks, including cryptocurrency payments, to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the first half of 2021, outstripping a 2020 total…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 16 October 2021, 12:13 am

    Tribe Capital, a venture capital firm with investments in Kraken and FTX among others in the crypto sector, is launching a $75 million crypto fund, sources familiar with the initiative told CoinDesk. The fund initially sought to raise $50 million but strong interest from investors raised the total, according to the sources. San Francisco-based Tribe…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 16 October 2021, 12:10 am

    Bitcoin (BTC) is inching closer to an all-time high after hitting $61K on Friday. Analysts and traders anticipate a US bitcoin ETF approval next week, which is fueling the recent price rally. Although technicals show resistance is near.Read More

  • CoinDesk - 16 October 2021, 12:08 am

    The crypto industry has been waiting years for the regulatory approval a Bitcoin ETF and now two have been permitted in Canada. What are they?Read More

  • CoinDesk - 16 October 2021, 12:07 am

    After years of trial and error by would-be fund sponsors, cryptocurrency investing is finally opening up to the masses with the tacit U.S. approval of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) greenlighted bitcoin futures ETFs in a first for the industry on Friday, after the regulator’s five commissioners met on the issue.…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 15 October 2021, 11:50 pm

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fined Bitfinex and Tether more than $42 million on allegations the USDT stablecoin was not fully backed at all times and that Bitfinex violated a previous agency order.The federal commodities regulator settled charges with the sibling crypto companies on Friday, barring both firms from “any further violations of the…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 15 October 2021, 10:07 pm

    The company behind Steam updated its rules and guidelines to prohibit applications that issue or allow cryptocurrencies or NFTs to be exchanged.Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 9:30 pm

    Altcoin projects focused on privacy caught a bid today as the bullish sentiment building over a possible Bitcoin ETF approval spreads across the market. Traders and the market are showing extreme optimism on Oct. 15 after rumors and an assortment of documents suggest that the path toward a Bitcoin ETF approval has fewer obstacles lying…Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 9:30 pm

    “Steam’s point of view is that items have value and they don’t allow items that can have real-world value on their platform,” claimed one game developer. Video game corporation Valve has informed users no content related to cryptocurrencies or nonfungible tokens will be allowed through its Steam marketplace.As reported by game developer SpacePirate on Oct.…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 15 October 2021, 9:28 pm

    Payments service provider Square is looking to develop a bitcoin mining system, the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Friday.“Square is considering building a Bitcoin mining system based on custom silicon and open source for individuals and businesses worldwide,” Dorsey wrote.In his threaded tweets, Dorsey wrote that mining needs to be more distributed and energy-efficient,…Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 9:18 pm

    Bloomberg analyst James Seyffart reported that the crypto futures ETF would be listed with the ticker symbol BITO, possibly as early as Oct. 18. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has accepted the registration request for ProShares’ Bitcoin Strategy ETF, with the shares to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange’s Arca.According to…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 15 October 2021, 9:17 pm

    Bitcoin ha superado los $60.000 por primera vez en casi seis meses tras conocerse que un fondo cotizado (ETF) de futuros de bitcoin será aprobado por la Comisión de Valores de Estados Unidos (SEC).Al cierre de esta edición, la mayor criptomoneda en capitalización de mercado era negociada en torno a los $61.825, después de haber…Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 8:38 pm

    Everyone is cheering for the BTC ETF, but options markets data shows that the implied probability for Bitcoin trading above $70,000 on Oct. 29 is just 25%. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, is expected to rule on Oct. 18 whether to approve an application from asset manager ProShare Capital Management for…Read More

  • CoinDesk - 15 October 2021, 8:03 pm

    Though the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been looking into the crypto industry since at least 2018, this is the first time crypto has been included in the regulator’s annual operating plan.Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 7:23 pm

    According to the exchange, it plans to retain 16 cards from the blockchain-based game Spells of Genesis to sell before 2022 and give the remaining 16 to its DAO. Non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has burned hundreds of themed collectible “cards” from the blockchain-based mobile game Spells of Genesis. The team said that the remaining cards…Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 7:06 pm

    Bitcoin’s price spiked above $61,800 as the promise of a BTC ETF approval reignited the discussion on whether the top-ranked cryptocurrency will hit $100,000 by the end of the year. Optimism is bordering euphoria in the cryptocurrency market after a trove of documents pointed toward the eventual approval of Valkyrie’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund, or…Read More

  • News - 15 October 2021, 6:38 pm

    NFT art and sales dominated headlines all throughout 2021, and now that crypto has gone mainstream, Shaq says the sector is primed for expansion. Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, have been a revolutionary force in the crypto, arts and sports industries, not only because of the financial liberation successful projects offer to creators but also their…Read More