Square’s Cash App Adds Option to Buy and Sell Bitcoin

Square’s “Cash App” has been updated to allow for purchasing of up to $10,000 worth of bitcoin a week. Since making the announcement, Square has seen its stock has climb nearly 3 percent. Cash App is a peer-to-peer payment system from Square that allows people to pay each other directly and quickly. This new update has been in trial mode for select users over several months and is now available to the public. Users will have access to bitcoin trading directly in the app with no additional fees being added by Square. Transactions…

KodakCoin Token Sale Delayed By ‘Several Weeks’

The initial coin offering (ICO) for the Kodak-branded cryptocurrency, dubbed KodakCoin, has been delayed. The public sale was originally supposed to launch on Jan. 31, as previously reported by CoinDesk, following a pre-sale during which 8 million KodakCoins were sold. Per the statement, the delay is being attributed to an extended process of verifying that those trying to invest are actually accredited in the U.S., meaning that they have a net worth of more than $1 million or an income of at least $200,000. The statement continued: “Given the large interest in the KODAKCoin ICO and…

Bitcoin Transaction Fees Are Pretty Low Right Now: Here’s Why

The relatively high transaction fees on the Bitcoin network were a major topic of conversation last year, but these fees have been plummeting so far in 2018. According to data from CoinMetrics, bitcoin miners are now collecting less than a third of the value they were collecting in fees at one point in December 2017. So what’s causing this decline in the costs of on-chain transactions? Is it as simple as declining demand leading to a lower price? Are there other factors at play? Let’s take a closer look. The…

SEC Halts AriseBank ICO, Calling It “an Outright Scam”

In a statement from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), an emergency relief action was filed to shut down AriseBank, which it described as “an outright scam.” In a growing list of enforcement actions by the SEC, the complaint against AriseBank stated that the Dallas-based company had used deceptive tactics to raise what they claim was $600 million of its $1 billion goal in just two months. Co-founders Jared Rice Sr. and Stanley Ford are being charged with alleged fraud and issuing unregistered securities during its ICO. On January 18, 2018,…

Lisk Price Spikes 65% on BitFlyer Listing

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The Lisk price surged more than 65 percent following its listing on Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer. Lisk Price Makes 65 Percent Advance Wednesday has been brutal for the cryptocurrency markets. The Bitcoin price dropped below the $10,000 barrier, while the cryptocurrency market cap entered sub-$500 million territory for the first time since Jan. 17. One token, however, bucked this trend and posted a strong advance against the dollar. Lisk, a blockchain platform that stores decentralized applications in…

Crypto Exchange Bittrex Outlines Token Listing Criteria

Seattle-based cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex has today made public its criteria for listing and delisting tokens. Bittrex chief executive Bill Shihara had already provided some details of the exchange’s decision-making process during a panel at CES 2018, saying the company looks at whether a token is innovative, the team that developed it and its compliance with various legal statutes. A document provided exclusively to CoinDesk (see below), further breaks down the procedures followed by the exchange, starting with a preliminary review that requires groups to submit both logistical information about the…

Bitcoin Price Holds Above $10,000 But Markets Remain Firmly in the Red

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The cryptocurrency markets extended their decline for another consecutive day on Wednesday, as just five of the 100 largest coins and tokens managed to post an advance against the dollar. The Bitcoin price, meanwhile, recovered past $10,000 after yesterday’s report that US regulators had subpoenaed Bitfinex and Tether briefly caused it to dip into four-figure territory. Source: CoinMarketCap Altogether, the cryptocurrency market cap shed $37 billion and is now valued at $514 billion following the day’s seven…

South Korea Won’t Ban Crypto Trading, Says Minister

South Korea does not intend to ban cryptocurrency trading, the country’s finance minister has said. In response to a question from a lawmaker on the government’s plans for regulation of the industry, Kim Dong-yeon said, “there is no intention to ban or suppress cryptocurrency [market],” as reported by Reuters today. Rather than follow China’s lead and take the drastic step of closing down domestic exchanges, the minister added: “Regulating exchanges is [the government]’s immediate task.” Kim’s comments come after the country has moved to increase scrutiny of cryptocurrency trading, to…

Investing in the Next ‘It’ Blockchain Isn’t So Easy

Turns out too much money can be a bad thing. Speaking at the Blockchain Connect conference in San Francisco last week, investors struck a surprisingly nervous note on the recent wave of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the eye-popping funding rounds they’ve secured. In fact, while ICOs and token-based blockchains have been touted as a way to circumvent the often tricky venture capital process, speakers like Linda Xie, managing director of crypto hedge fund Scalar Capital, went so far as to advocate for the industry and its decades-old approach to best practices.…

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