Winklevoss Lawsuit | Lawyer States Shrem Committed ‘No Misconduct’

Earlier this month, the NY Times reported that the crypto-famous Winklevoss twins have accused Bitcoin Foundation founder Charlie Shrem of Bitcoin fraud. The Winklevoss lawsuit has now turned into a heated battle between both parties. Winklevoss Lawsuit According to the report by the NT Times, Shrem made several lavish purchases in 2018, that caught the attention of the Olympian twins. The pair filed a civil lawsuit against Shrem accusing him of stealing thousands of Bitcoin from them in 2012. “Either Shrem has been incredibly lucky and successful since leaving prison, or—more likely—he…

Why Bitcoin is Primed for a Christmas Surprise

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Nearly 11 months into a bear market that has seen the bitcoin price take a two-thirds haircut from its all-time high, the flagship cryptocurrency could be on the verge of a year-end rally. Mati Greenspan, senior market analyst at eToro, has been watching for a bitcoin breakout for some time now, and he said in market commentary made available to CCN that there are early indications that cryptocurrencies will see a “Santa Claus rally” heading into the new year. “In traditional markets, it’s very common to see…

Colorado and California Just Elected Pro-Bitcoin Governors

Following the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. will see two new pro-Bitcoin governors sworn into office. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) both won out against their respective Republican contenders last night, November 6, 2018. While their campaign points and platforms were capitalized by a progressive agenda, their favorable attitudes toward cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have caught the crypto community’s attention. Congratulations to early Bitcoin advocate @jaredpolis on being elected Governor of Colorado! “Polis said that he will use his powers in Congress to fight against any attempts by…

Revolutions and Counter Revolutions: Andreas Antonopoulos Reflects on …

As Bitcoin approaches its 10th anniversary, its community, old and new, has begun taking stock of how a decade has come to alter or define the cryptocurrency — and what Bitcoin has done to alter or define the decade. Ten years has invited room for undeniable change. Bitcoin has seen roughly half a dozen market cycles, spawned a secondary market of more than 2,000 altcoins and laid the foundations for a surging blockchain industry. It has evolved from the obscure interest of cypherpunks and crypto anarchists to a viable, private…

Crypto Exchanges Line Up to Support Bitcoin Cash’s Hard Fork

Six of the top 10 crypto exchanges by bitcoin cash (BCH) trading volume have announced plans to support the cryptocurrency’s upcoming hard fork on Nov 15. Bitcoin cash’s roadmap includes upgrades to its core code every six months, but disagreement over some changes to the network have raised the specter that two distinct branches of the cryptocurrency could take shape, given that two implementations – Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin SV – are being put forward by competing teams. While the outcome isn’t clear, one scenario would see two separate cryptocurrencies arise…

Price Above $6500 Resistance post US Midterm Elections

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Bitcoin on Wednesday challenged new highs as price against the US Dollar surged 1.42 percent within a few hours. CHART FROM TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2018 | SOURCE: TRADINGVIEW.COM The BTC/USD pair built upon the near-term bullish scenario after breaking above the interim resistance explained in our previous analysis. A breakout action above 6421-fiat started attracting long positions towards 6500-fiat as the primary upside target. The pair rallied and established a new intraday high towards 6515-fiat before retreating across the exchanges. It is now trading at 6507-fiat. The…

China’s Central Bank Issues Warning Against Blockchain Investment ‘Bubble’

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), has warned of “bubbles” in blockchain-related financing and investment, Reuters reported Nov. 6. The PBoC, which is known for its anti-cryptocurrency stance, has reportedly advised that the government strengthen its supervision of “speculation, market manipulation and other irregularities,” which it claims are common in domestic blockchain investment and financing schemes. Local Chinese news outlets have revealed further details from the bank’s latest warning, which was reportedly issued in the form of PBoC working paper Nov. 6, entitled “What Can Blockchain Do…

California Cybercrime Police Focus on Cryptocurrency SIM Swapping as ‘Highest Priority’

U.S. law enforcement consider so-called “SIM swapping” one of its “highest priorities” in a bid to fight cryptocurrency fraud, security news and investigation blog KrebsonSecurity reported Nov. 7. Speaking to the publication, Samy Tarazi, a police sergeant in Santa Barbara and a supervisor of the REACT Task Force — a group dedicated to fighting cybercrime — said the number of instances of the crime had increased dramatically. “For the amounts being stolen and the number of people being successful at taking it, the numbers are probably historic,” he said. SIM…

Why An SEC Announcement Is What Stands Between Bitcoin (BTC) and a $7,200 Price Value

From the onset of this article, I would like to let the reader know that I am not a Technical Analysis expert. Any further opinion in this piece is based purely on fundamentals and observations. Therefore, looking at the performance of BTC since the expiration of last month’s CME Bitcoin Futures contracts on the 26th of October, we can easily tell that it has a price momentum of moving past the $6,600 level experienced by some traders only a few hours ago. Effect of BTC Futures Traditionally, whenever Bitcoin futures…

Coinbase Offers $5k Egg-Freezing Benefit in Bid to Retain Talent

Silicon Valley cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase has taken an unusual and expensive step to recruit and retain diverse employees. Since the summer, Coinbase has quietly offered to cover up to $5,000 a year for treatments like egg-freezing through the fertility benefits startup Carrot. This employee perk, which helps women conceive children later in life, is provided in addition to Coinbase’s health insurance options. One Coinbase employee, who preferred to stay anonymous, told CoinDesk: “It’s definitely a luxury, which is why I feel fortunate that Coinbase and Carrot help make family planning more simple…