John McAfee Reiterates His $1 Million by 2020 BTC Price Prediction

In a rather haughty Tweet posted earlier today, American crypto enthusiast John McAfee wrote that he was “laughing his f—— ass off” at the concern over Bitcoin’s falling price this week. The entrepreneur went even further and reiterated his prediction that Bitcoin would reach $1 million by 2020. What has him so bullish? John McAfee Predicts Bitcoin $1 Million by 2020 Bitcoin price has fluctuated wildly in recent weeks. Unable to breach the $14,000 mark, Bitcoin topped out at approximately $13,650 and fell back below $10,000 at the end of…

Bitpoint Hacked for $32 Million, Another Example of Crypto’s Volatility

A Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange called Bitpoint has suspended operations after it lost $32 million to a hacking last night. The company that runs the exchange, Remixpoint, discovered that ¥3.5 billion worth of various digital currencies had disappeared under its management. Bitpoint Hacked and Suspends Operations According to the exchange, the funds went missing from a hot wallet (a wallet connected to the internet), but other funds held in cold wallets or offline haven’t been affected. The hacking was brought to light when an error appeared in the exchange’s outgoing funds…

Singapore Exchange Bitrue Hacked for Over $4 Million in Crypto

Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitrue has been hacked for around $4.2 million in user assets. The platform announced the breach in tweets, saying that the event was identified at around 1 a.m. local time Thursday. Users funds are insured and anyone who lost cryptocurrency would be refunded, according to the company. The exchange said: “First of all, please let us assure you that this situation is under control, 100% of lost funds will be returned to users, and we are reviewing our security measures and policies to ensure this does not…

‘Most Ambitious’ Blockchain Startup Since Ethereum Raises $15 Million

By CCN Markets: A blockchain project called Helium has raised $15 million in a round led by enthusiastic technology investors like Multicoin Capital and Google (via venture fund GV). Multicoin wrote a passionate blog post, praising the project as one of the most ambitious crypto ventures since Ethereum itself. Helium reportedly will bring reduced costs to deploying wireless networks, as Multicoin partner Tushar Jain explains:  “The Helium vision is the most ambitious we have seen in the blockchain space since the advent of smart contracts on Ethereum: Helium represents a…

The Most Insane $1 Million and Beyond Bitcoin Price Predictions

By CCN: Bitcoin price predictions are a dime a dozen. They can go anywhere from zero to over a million dollars. Some bettors like John McAfee are so confident that they are ready to go through absurd lengths (such as consuming their own member) to show their conviction. Do these crazy predictions hold ground? We scoured the web and discovered that John McAfee is not alone in his prediction that the king of cryptocurrencies will reach a million dollar valuation. Here are the most insane bitcoin predictions bravely shared by reputable…

Margin Lenders Lost $13.5 Million in May to Poloniex Crypto Crash

Crypto exchange Poloniex revealed in a post Thursday that lenders in its bitcoin margin lending pool suffered a loss of 1800 BTC — roughly $13.5 million at current market prices — due to a flash crash in the Clams (CLAM) market on May 26. Poloniex’s peer-to-peer margin system includes both lenders and borrowers, the lenders of which are pooled together and rewarded in interest for lending out their funds. In order for a user to borrow the margin funds being lent, he or she must hold a certain amount of…

World’s Biggest Banks Splash $63 million on a Blockchain Digital Currency

 By CCN: Some of the world’s biggest banks are partnering with London-based Fnality International to create a blockchain digital currency for faster cross-border transfers. These banks from Japan, Europe, and the United States are hoping that issuing a utility settlement coin (USC) will lower transaction costs of cross-border payments by cutting out intermediaries. Fnality International has received $63.1 million in capital from the 14 participating banks. These banks include Barclays of Europe and the United States’ State Street; Japan’s MUFG Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp as well as UBS…

Collapsed Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Owes Creditors $2.7 Million: Liquidators

The liquidators of failed New Zealand crypto exchange Cryptopia have released their first report on the firm’s financial situation, revealing that it owes over US$2.738 million to creditors. The appointed liquidator Grant Thornton New Zealand published its report Friday, saying that 69 unsecured creditors are owed at least $1.37 million and secured creditors over $912,000, with an expected deficit of $1.63 million. Secured creditors include Dell NZ and Coca Cola Amatil (NZ). Staff at the firm are owed $207,000 for outstanding salaries and holiday pay, as well as $177,000 in unsecured debt. Grant Thornton…

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,…

QuadrigaCX Has $21 Million in Assets and Owes $160 Million: EY Report

QuadrigaCX, the Canadian crypto exchange that collapsed after the death of its CEO and founder late last year, has just $21 million in assets, but owes creditors $160 million, its court-appointed monitor and trustee said. The latest report by Ernst and Young (EY), which is dated May 1 but appears to have been published in the last few days, outlines three legal entities affiliated with the exchange – Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., Whiteside Capital Corporation and 0984750 B.C. Ltd., each of which is presented as its own bankrupt firm. As a…