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Bitcoin Is a Form of Money, DC Federal Court Rules

Bitcoin Is a Form of Money, DC Federal Court Rules

Bitcoin is a form of “money” covered under the Washington, D.C., Money Transmitters Act, a federal court said Friday. In the case of United States v. Harmon, Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell wrote that money is “commonly means a medium of exchange, method of payment, or store of value.” “Bitcoin is these things,” Judge Howell added. Defining bitcoin as […]

In the Aftermath of Hack, Lawmakers Blame Twitter, Not Bitcoin

In the Aftermath of Hack, Lawmakers Blame Twitter, Not Bitcoin

Wednesday’s Twitter hack would seem to spell regulatory doom for Bitcoin, which is widely distrusted in Washington. Some lawmakers – and U.S. President Donald Trump himself – associate it with crime. In 2019 Trump tweeted he is not a fan of bitcoin and that “unregulated crypto assets can facilitate unlawful behavior.” He also reportedly told Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to […]

After the Twitter Hack, We Need a User-Owned Internet More Than Ever

After the Twitter Hack, We Need a User-Owned Internet More Than Ever

The dust is still settling, but July 15, 2020, already looks to be one of the worst days in Twitter’s 14-year history. A devastating hack, apparently taking advantage of internal tools, enabled hackers to take control of dozens of high-profile accounts and solicit bitcoin donations. Noteworthy was the delta between the scale of the attack and the […]

Time To Pay Attention: Famed Bollinger Band Creator Comments On Bitcoin

Time To Pay Attention: Famed Bollinger Band Creator Comments On Bitcoin

With Bitcoin trading sideways for so long and volatility dropping to such uncharacteristic lows, crypto analysts are watching the Bollinger Bands closely. Even the tools creator has since spoken out about the current price action in BTCUSD. In the past, when he speaks, a major move often follows. Is it once again time to pay attention […]

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

Nearly $60M in Bitcoin Moved to Ethereum in June

Nearly $60 million worth of bitcoins moved to Ethereum during June, according to data estimates from Dune Analytics. Wrapped Bitcoin, the oldest tokenized bitcoin protocol on Ethereum, is responsible for roughly 75% of that growth after moving more than 4,800 BTC to Ethereum last month. Demand has increased for using bitcoin in a variety of decentralized financial services as Ethereum […]

Fidelity Says a Third of Big Institutions Own Crypto Assets

Fidelity Says a Third of Big Institutions Own Crypto Assets

About a third of large institutional investors own digital assets such as Bitcoin, according to a survey from Fidelity Investments. Across the U.S. and Europe, 36% of the survey’s 774 respondents said they own cryptocurrencies or derivatives. In the U.S., 27% of institutions — including pension funds, family offices, investment advisers and digital and traditional […]

CoinMarketCap Metric Overhaul Keeps Owner Binance at the Top

CoinMarketCap Metric Overhaul Keeps Owner Binance at the Top

CoinMarketCap came under fire last month after its new web traffic-based ranking system gave Binance – which acquired the aggregator for a rumored $400 million in April – a perfect score. “Six weeks in and Binance’s acquisition of CoinMarketCap [is] already being abused to manipulate the rankings,” tweeted an irate Mati Greenspan at the time. Well, the price site […]

Bittrex, Poloniex Added to Lawsuit Claiming Tether Manipulated Bitcoin Market

Bittrex, Poloniex Added to Lawsuit Claiming Tether Manipulated Bitcoin Market

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency exchanges Bittrex and Poloniex became the latest defendants accused of fraudulently toying with crypto asset prices in an ongoing class action whose plaintiffs have been pursuing Tether and Bitfinex on allegations of fraud, deception and market-manipulation since October 2019. The 156-page amended suit filed Wednesday continues to allege that Tether and Bitfinex orchestrated a grand scheme to […]