Op Ed: A Summary of  NYAG vs. Bitfinex/Tether

In the latest on the ongoing legal dispute between the New York Attorney General (NYAG), cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and stablecoin issuer Tether, the New York Supreme Court has modified an April 24, 2019, preliminary injunction and now Bitfinex is allowed to continue using the Tether reserves that were loaned to it to maintain its ordinary course of business, such as paying employees and consultants. But Bitfinex may not withdraw any further funds from the Tether reserve and must comply with all document requests pursuant to the NYAG investigation. This modified…

Samsung News Bodes Well For Ethereum (ETH), Even Amid Price Crumble

Ethereum (ETH) fall 11.7 percent Samsung could introduce crypto and blockchain functionality in their budget phones In correction of mid-this week’s rapid expansion, Ethereum (ETH) is down 11.7 percent even as reports suggest that Samsung will roll out cryptocurrency and blockchain functionality in their budget phones. Ethereum Price Analysis Fundamentals Like all liquid assets, Ethereum (ETH) is nose diving. At the time of press, the second most valuable asset is down, falling 11.7 percent to $235. But, after days of impressive gains, surging 55 percent mid this week, a cool…

Sneak Peek! 2024 is Absolutely the Year Bitcoin Becomes Mainstream

By CCN: Bitcoin may be a decade old, but we’re still in the early stages. In fact, we’re so early that a Medium article revealed that we’re in the year 1994 if you compare crypto’s trajectory to that of the internet in the early 1990s. Nevertheless, mass adoption is coming at a rapid rate and our research shows that we are half a decade away from that dream. In this article, we explain why 2024 is the year that cryptocurrencies become mainstream. The Number of Bitcoin Users Will Definitely Explode…

Coinbase CEO Teases Launch of Debit Card in the U.S.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has announced that the company is working on introducing its debit card to customers in the U.S. Armstrong’s announcement came in a live AMA session on YouTube on May 16, 2019, during which he fielded questions and touched on various topics such as community trust ratings for altcoins and fraud prevention. While he did confirm that the debit card is coming to U.S. customers, he didn’t divulge a specific release date. Last month, Coinbase launched the Coinbase Card, a Visa-based debit card which, according to the…

Bitcoin Price Crashes to $6,400 Triggered by Massive $35 Million Sell Order

By CCN: On May 17, within minutes, the bitcoin price plummeted from around $7,800 to $6,400 in a flash crash, recording an unexpected 18 percent drop. The bitcoin price briefly plunges to $6,400, recovers swiftly (source: coinmarketcap.com) The sudden decline in the bitcoin price led the valuation of the crypto market to plunge from $257 billion to $225 billion, by more than $32 billion in less than 24 hours. What triggered the sudden bitcoin price drop? According to researchers and investors including Su Zhu, the CEO at Three Arrows Capital,…