Monthly Archives: January 2019

New BitGo Partnership Lets Clients Trade Crypto Directly From Cold Storage

American crypto wallet and custodial firm BitGo has teamed up with Genesis Global Trading, a digital asset trading firm, to improve the crypto trading experience for its institutional investors. Investors who use BitGo’s custody service can now trade their assets directly from their BitGo custody account, without the need to move the assets to an exchange. “Institutional investors want to put their assets to work and they want security,” Mike Belshe, BitGo’s CEO, told Bitcoin Magazine. “Until now, they’ve had to make compromises on one front or […]

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BitMEX Research: ICO Tokens Allocated by Teams to Themselves Lost 54% of $24 Bln Value

A new report by BitMEX shows that ICO teams have lost 54 percent of value of the initial $24 billion worth of tokens allocated to themselves. The value of tokens that over a hundred of initial coin offering (ICO) teams have allocated to themselves has decreased by 54 percent from the initial figure of $24 billion. This was revealed in the latest research by cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX published Jan. 16. BitMEX has conducted a research of the ICO market in collaboration with analytics firm TokenAnalyst, looking into […]

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Custodial Bitgo Clients Can Now Access Genesis Global’s OTC Pools

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency custodial service Bitgo and over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage house Genesis Global announced a partnership to provide fast and secure trades directly from Genesis’ cold storage solution. Essentially, institutional investors who store their assets with Bitgo will be able to access cryptocurrency quotes in a high-frequency fashion similar to acquiring stocks or equities from traditional market makers. Also Read: New Full Node Client ‘Bitcoin Verde’ Joins the BCH Ecosystem Bitgo Partners With Genesis Global Cryptocurrency custodial platform Bitgo is adding a new service for its institutional clientele. […]

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When Bubbles Pop: An Infographic

When the bubble pops, people don’t realize it at first. When the bubble pops, it’s always just another volatile day. “It’s just a correction. A road bump on the way up. Buy the dip! It’ll bounce back, just you wait.” Until it doesn’t and it becomes painfully apparent that the bull run is over and it’s a long — a very long — way down. And not just for the red candle addled price, but for the network, its transaction counts, and general interest as well. No […]

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 16

Despite the market-wide price plunge last year, cryptocurrency trading volumes have actually increased in 2018 vs 2017. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Although cryptocurrency prices have so far been unable to stage a recovery, the companies in the industry are still launching products that are […]

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What UK Bitcoin Investors Should Know as Tax Deadline Approaches

The deadline for submitting tax returns in the UK is Jan. 31, 2019. If you hold investments in bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency it is important to be aware you may owe corporation tax, income tax, or capital gains tax depending on your activities. The U.K.’s HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has shared its most recent guidelines. Also read: Cryptocurrency and Taxes: How to Use 2018’s Losses to Your Advantage Get Ready, Set, File The last 18 months have been quite a rollercoaster ride for cryptocurrency investors. There could […]

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ConsenSys Joins News Industry Leaders to Invest in New WordPress Publishing Platform

ConsenSys has invested $350,000 in the new WordPress project called Newspack, an open-source publishing platform. Blockchain tech firm ConsenSys has joined news industry leaders to contribute to the creation of a new revenue-generating news platform by WordPress, according to an official press release published on Jan. 14. ConsenSys has invested $350,000 in the new WordPress project called Newspack, an open-source publishing platform for news companies. Through the investment, the major global blockchain company has joined leading industry organizations such as Google News, The Lenfest Institute for Journalism […]

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Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again

In the past week or so, a number of publications, including cryptocurrency websites, but also “reputable” mainstream outlets, have given stage to a “Kremlin economist” with a bold prediction – Russia will invest billions in bitcoin to tackle U.S. sanctions, possibly triggering a new bull run as early as next month. The claim was quoted in multiple reports, although never double-checked or substantiated. Also read: Russia Not Ready for the Petro, Proposes Plan to Aid Venezuela Without It Moscow Said to Dump Billions Into Bitcoin The statements […]

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Survey: US Investors That Sold BTC Lost $1.7 Billion, Many Don’t Intend to Deduct Losses

Bitcoin investors in the United States who sold their crypto lost $1.7 billion, but many don’t plan on reporting their gains and losses, a survey shows. Crypto investors in the United States who sold their Bitcoin (BTC) holdings lost $1.7 billion, but many do not plan to deduct the losses, a survey conducted by personal finance company Credit Karma published on Jan. 15. The survey was conducted by research firm Qualtrics for Credit Karma, and surveyed 1,009 American BTC investors over the age of 18 in November […]

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Swiss Crypto Industry Leader Says Next Crypto Wave Will Be Stablecoins, Security Tokens

Board member Luzius Meisser says he believes the next wave of crypto innovation will focus on stablecoins and security tokens. Bitcoin Association Switzerland board member Luzius Meisser says he believes the next wave of crypto innovation will focus on stablecoins and security tokens. Meisser made his remarks during an interview with Cointelegraph’s correspondent during the Crypto Finance Conference in St. Moritz, Switzerland on Jan. 16. Meisser is a computer scientist and economist who co-founded the Bitcoin Association Switzerland in 2013, as well as an active figure in […]

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