• ‘Ferocious Rally’: Weiss Ratings Bullish on Bitcoin, Price to Hit $70K Next Year
    Bitcoin News - 2 hours ago
    Weiss Ratings has outlined key reasons why investors should be bullish about bitcoin, seeing a “ferocious rally” with the price of the cryptocurrency expected to hit $70,000 next year. In addition, the Federal Reserve’s massive money-printing and institutional investments into cryptocurrencies add to the bullishness. Why Weiss Ratings Is Bullish…
  • Tether Freezes Millions of Dollars USDT in 40 Addresses Amid Regulatory Pressure
    Bitcoin News - 5 hours ago
    Stablecoin issuer Tether has blacklisted 40 Ethereum addresses holding millions of dollars of the tether cryptocurrency, 24 of which were banned this year. This finding follows the Centre Consortium taking a similar action due to a request by law enforcement. Tether Frozen in 40 Addresses Tether has banned 40 Ethereum…
  • US Dept of Homeland Security Buys Analytics Software From Coinbase
    Bitcoin News - 7 hours ago
    Coinbase is selling its blockchain analytics software to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secret Service. Following criticisms from the crypto community, CEO Brian Armstrong defended Coinbase’s position. Coinbase Selling Analytics Software to US Government Public records on the U.S. government’s websites reveal that the San Francisco-based…
  • $424 Million and Numismatic Value: There’s Only 20,000 Casascius Physical Bitcoins Left Unspent
    Bitcoin News - 9 hours ago
    For many years now physical bitcoins have been a very popular trend, but one specific type called the Casascius physical bitcoin collection has intrigued people for years. Last December, someone redeemed a 100 BTC Casascius bar and since then 560 Casascius coins worth $5.1 million have been redeemed. As of…
  • 20,000 Helbizcoin Investors Accuse Company of Trying to Destroy Evidence, Seek Court Injunction
    Bitcoin News - 22 hours ago
    A group representing about 20,000 investors in Helbiz Inc has filed a motion seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the company. Investors want a motion granted to stop the company from destroying smart contracts that supports Helbiz Inc.’s ERC20, a token also known as Helbizcoin (HBZ). The…
  • Zimbabwe’s Battle To Control Currency Inadvertently Boosts Bitcoin Profile
    Bitcoin News - 23 hours ago
    Zimbabwe’s deteriorating economic situation is forcing authorities to sign off on some desperate and controversial decisions. Some of such decisions include the abrupt suspension mobile money as well as the recent designation of Zimswitch as a national payment switch. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Suspends Mobile Money Service Owned by banks,…
  • Christophe Cieters: Monopoly Money
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    As money developed and people opted to place it in secured storage, banks started issuing banknotes which represented a client’s deposit at the bank and the promise to redeem each note for the amount of gold it represented at a 100% reserve rate. Market exchange rates of the coins were…
  • Chinese Authorities Confiscate $15 Million in Cryptocurrencies, Arrest 10 Scammers
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Chinese authorities have seized cryptocurrencies worth about $15 million while bringing down a scam involving fake Huobi tokens. In addition, ten people were arrested while luxury cars and real estate were confiscated. The police in the Chinese city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, have cracked a criminal case and seized millions…
  • ‘Fiat and Money Printing’ Street Mural Earns $500 in Bitcoin Donations in Five Days
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    A Parisian street artist is receiving hundreds of dollars every day in bitcoin donations from his painting that speaks about “fiat and money printing.” Pascal Boyart’s latest mural, “Confessions of a Red Jester”, is a modern interpretation of the 1862 painting “Stańczyk” by Polish romanticist painter Jan Matejko. The original…
  • Bitcoin Script and Onchain Contracts: Two High-Level Programming Languages for Bitcoin Cash
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Last May, the software developer and creator of revoke.cash, Rosco Kalis, released Cashscript version 0.4 that included a number of optimizations. Cashscript’s new website highlights the high-level language that “offers a strong abstraction layer over Bitcoin Cash’ native virtual machine, Bitcoin Script.” Additionally, the developer Tendo Pein recently announced the…