Bitfinex’s Private Token Sale Raised $1 Billion in 10 Days, Exec Says

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has raised $1 billion through its native token in a private sale, according to its chief technology officer. Paolo Ardoino‏ tweeted Monday that Bitfinex has achieved the target in just 10 days, with participation from “giant” firms from both within the cryptocurrency industry and outside. The funds were collected in the form of USDT, the stablecoin operated by the closely-linked firm Tether, according to the tweet. Some of the investors, which were not named, invested over $100 million worth of tokens each, Ardoino‏ said, adding that others…

‘Not a White Paper’: Marketing Document Details $1 Billion Bitfinex Token Sale

New details are emerging about a planned $1 billion token sale to be held by iFinex, the parent company of Bitfinex and Tether, two cryptocurrency companies currently being sued by the state of New York for allegedly covering up a $850 million loss in customer funds. Released today on Twitter by known company shareholder and over-the-counter trader Zhao Dong, a 3-page “marketing document” details the specifics of how the sale might ultimately take place, while noting throughout that it is not intended to be legally binding. For example, the document…

Crypto Theft Could Hit $1.2 Billion in 2019, Says Cipher Trace

Crypto theft has greatly reduced this year compared to last year as regulators continue to enhance their scrutiny and the enforcement of anti-money laundering controls. Crypto Theft Could Hit $1 billion Mark Despite being $500 million less than last year, crypto theft could still go well beyond a billion dollars by the end of this year. A quarterly report released on May 1 by Cipher Trace indicates that investigatory specialists had found that over $356 million worth of crypto had been stolen in Q1 2019. The amount stolen includes the CoineBene…

4 Billion Crypto Adopters Will Outnumber Internet Users, Predicts Binance CEO

By CCN.com: Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao boldly claims that cryptocurrency will reach more users than the internet in a matter of years. His wildly bullish prediction suggests that over 4 billion people on the planet will use crypto in the near future. In a few years, there will be more users in #crypto than there are users for internet today. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) April 30, 2019 Crypto: bigger than the internet Current estimates suggest that 58 percent of the global population have access to the internet. That’s a total…

Rakuten Taps Chinese Blockchain Firm for $60 Billion Authenticity Market

By CCN: In 2008, at least 54,000 Chinese babies suffered after ingesting formula that had been contaminated. Demand for safe products has grown year over year, every year, since then. Companies like blockchain-centric Techrock have capitalized on this market by finding unique solutions to the authenticity problem. Techrock uses the blockchain to track every step of a product’s lifecycle and rewards consumers for verifying it through their mobile phones. Chinese Consumers Increasingly Willing to Pay a Premium for Authentic Imported Food In China, it is reportedly difficult to get authentic…

Crypto Slaughter Bleeds $8 Billion Wipeout in Minutes; Bitcoin Recovers Swiftly

By CCN.com: The valuation of the crypto market dropped by $8 billion in a matter of minutes after the office of New York Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against iFinex, alleging Bitfinex of mismanaging $850 million in Tether funds. Bitcoin fell by 7.5 percent at its day’s low point. Following the filing of the lawsuit by the Attorney General against iFinex, the bitcoin price dropped from $5,500 to $5,085 as many investors panic sold. Bitcoin is down about 5 percent in the past 24 hours (source: coinmarketcap.com) But, the…

Key Bitcoin Indicators Rage Bullish as Crypto Adds $40 Billion in 1 Month

Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. Get Exclusive Analysis and Investing Ideas of Future Assets on Hacked.com. Join the community today and get up to $400 in discount by using the code: “CCN+Hacked”. Sign up here. By CCN.com: Over the past 24 hours, the bitcoin price briefly surpassed the $5,300 mark in a short-term spike but retraced back to the $5,200 region. In the past 30…

Liquid.com Closes Funding Round Valuing Crypto Firm at ‘Over $1 Billion’

Crypto trading platform Liquid.com has been backed by Bitmain and IDG Capital in a funding round that, it says, makes it the latest crypto unicorn. The firm, which is owned by Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Quoine, announced Wednesday that, with the closing of the Series C round, its “over $1 billion” valuation makes it “one of only two tech unicorns in Japan’s startup space.” Liquid.com, however, did not disclose the amount invested by IDG Capital and Bitmain, the former of which led the round. The funds will be put toward global…

Is Ripple (XRP) Crumbling? ETH Gap Widens to $1.5 Billion

Ripple prices down three percent from last week’s close Price surges depend on xRapid adoption Participation levels low and almost half that of Feb 24 At third with a market cap of $12,861 at the time of press, Ripple (XRP)—like the rest is under pressure. However, this has been compounded by regulatory uncertainty which is likely to be clarified next year. If the SEC has reason to classify XRP as a utility with no central control, prices will surge towards Sep 2018 highs at 80 cents. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals…

$50 Billion VanEck: Don’t Worry

VanEck, the major New York City exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider with $47 billion worth of assets under management, remains confident that despite its fall from above $19,500 to its current mark near $4,000, “Bitcoin is not going away.” Bitcoin’s Hitting Singles – Not Home Runs In a note to investors Monday, the company’s Director for Digital Asset Strategy at VanEck, Gabor Gurbacs, said that rather than expecting a decisive breakthrough or big “home run” for cryptocurrencies in 2019, look for the industry to continue hitting a number of “singles” with…