ECB Boosts Crypto Surveillance to Monitor the Market Closely

There is no doubt that cryptocurrencies have come a long way over the past few years and are now legitimately regarded as an important corner of the global financial market. However, it is also important to note, that with the rise in popularity, regulations also become a reality, and that is something plenty of regulators have been planning over the past couple of years. Most recently comes the European Central Bank, or ECB, into the mix. Key Details While it is true that the cryptocurrency community, in general, is against…

Facebook Libra Faces Another Setback From Global Regulators

Ever since Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced that it was going to come up with its own cryptocurrency last month, the company has faced a whole range of backlash from regulatory bodies not only in the United States but also in the rest of the world. The name of the cryptocurrency is Libra, and although the company is planning to launch it in 2020, the white paper has received its fair share of criticism. In a fresh development, privacy regulators in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have expressed…

Coinbase Must Face Negligence Suit Over Bitcoin Cash Listing, Judge Rules

Coinbase must face a negligence lawsuit from customers who bought bitcoin cash (BCH) following its allegedly botched listing on the exchange during the 2017 bull market, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabaria of the Northern District of California dismissed the plaintiffs’ fraud and unfair competition claims against Coinbase, and the negligence claims brought by the ones who sold BCH. But he denied Coinbase’s motions to move the case to arbitration and to dismiss the buyers’ negligence claims, saying it is “plausible” that the company “breached its duty to maintain a functional…

Bitcoin Research Proves Crypto Is Becoming a Stock Market Hedge

New research proves that 10 years into its existence, Bitcoin is maturing as a stock market hedge – providing safety from S&P 500 declines. | Source: Shutterstock More than a decade into its existence, Bitcoin is finally maturing into a full-blown stock market hedge. That’s the conclusion of new research from crypto prime dealer SFOX, which indicates that Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies like Ethereum have developed a negative correlation with the S&P 500. This means that as the stock market bellwether index falls, the prices of the cryptocurrencies rise…

Keep 1-5% Portfolio in Bitcoin, Pompliano Tells Investors

Investors are irresponsible if their portfolios have no exposure to bitcoin, according to Anthony Pompliano of Morgan Creek Digital Assets. The co-founder & partner said in his latest “Off the Chain” podcast that it makes sense for fund managers and investors to keep 1 to 5 percent of their capital in bitcoin. He explained that the cryptocurrency is presenting itself as the perfect global hedge in times of economic uncertainties. That should prompt investors to take notice as their investments in the mainstream markets threatens to shrink any further. “We…

South Korean Watchdog Plans Direct Supervision of Crypto Exchanges

A South Korean financial watchdog under the Financial Services Commission (FSC) is planning to more closely supervise cryptocurrency exchanges. The agency in question, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), has said it will directly regulate crypto trading platforms, which currently are indirectly controlled via guidance given to banks, says a report in Business Korea on Wednesday. For example, last year, the FSC amended the anti-money laundering rules applying to cryptocurrency exchanges, which was to be carried out by requiring domestic banks to tighten up monitoring of exchange-held accounts. In today’s report, Lee Tae-hoon, director…

Binance’s CZ: Like It or Not, Facebook’s Libra Coin Is Poised for Mass Adoption

The takeaway: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (“CZ”) hopes to open a London office “very soon” as the crypto exchange turns its focus to Europe. Brexit won’t hurt and if anything will be good for crypto, he predicts. On Facebook’s Libra project, CZ anticipates practical benefits from potentially listing the coin, and also hinted at further collaboration. The forthcoming Binance.US is working with the usual suspects among crypto’s reliable banking partners. CZ calls crypto insurance a “flawed concept.” Binance instead dedicates 10 percent of its $100 million in quarterly revenues to…

Bitcoin Price Sees Steep Drop After Rejection Above $12K

The price of bitcoin’s recent rise above $12,000 was stopped short a few hours into its rally, with prices sliding by more than $1,000 over the course of the U.S. trading session that followed. Beginning 10:15 UTC and lasting until 22:15 UTC, BTC witnessed a large pullback, followed by a small bounce near $11,200, providing temporary support. Still, bitcoin’s local daily high near $12,325 was the highest price point since July 10. With a daily open on August 6 set at $11,800, BTC broke $12,000 at 06:45 UTC to cement a…