Tag Archives: cryptocurrency

Changes to Tether’s Terms of Reserves Raises Fresh Concerns

Changes to Tether’s Terms of Reserves Raises Fresh Concerns

Controversial stablecoin Tether is in the spotlight again after changes to the details of the way in which it backs up tokens in supply. As reported on March 14, various online users noted and posted disconcerting changes to the Tether website, which have seemingly altered the way that the company is providing surety for the tokens it issues. Tether […]

Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders

Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders

BlockFi has changed the terms of its interest-bearing cryptocurrency deposit account just weeks after launching it. Beginning April 1, for accounts with more than 25 bitcoin or 500 ether, BlockFi will pay only 2 percent, not the originally advertised 6 percent, according to an email sent to customers March 20 and a company blog post that same […]

Crypto Exchange Aggregator Caspian to Offer Crypto Options and Futures Trading

Crypto Exchange Aggregator Caspian to Offer Crypto Options and Futures Trading

Institutional crypto trading, portfolio and risk management platform Caspian announced that it has integrated its platform with cryptocurrency futures and options trading exchange Deribit. The news was revealed in a press release from Caspian published on March 20. Per the announcement, Deribit has been added to Caspian’s ecosystem of over 30 cryptocurrency exchanges and liquidity providers. The company also claims that the move renders it […]

Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection

Casa-Branded Case Brings Military Tech to Bitcoin Wallet Protection

Bitcoin management startup Casa now offers a full suite of cypherpunk devices. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Casa just rolled out “Faraday bags” for hardware cryptocurrency wallets – protective cases made to block electronic signals often associated with remote wiping or alteration of the data stored on hardware devices. “We didn’t see anyone else providing a […]

Major Cryptocurrencies See Slight Gains, Palladium Hits $1,600 for The First Time

Major Cryptocurrencies See Slight Gains, Palladium Hits $1,600 for The First Time

Tuesday, March 19 — cryptocurrency markets are mostly trading in the green zone, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering above the $4,000 mark. Market visualization from Coin360 During the day, BTC has been trading in a narrow corridor between $4,031 and $4,082. At press time, the leading coin is trading at around $4,059, up around 0.62 percent on […]

Japanese Company Launches New Stablecoin Pegged to the US Dollar

Japanese Company Launches New Stablecoin Pegged to the US Dollar

A Japanese company has launched an ERC-20-compliant stablecoin that it says offers “absolute decentralization, maximum security and a reliable source of stability in the face of volatility.” As its name suggests, USDDex is directly pegged to the United States dollar, helping traders to move their money into crypto without exposing themselves to the erratic price […]

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Gains 24% Over The Weekend; Bottom on BCH Called By Leading Analyst

Bitcoin Cash [BCH] Gains 24% Over The Weekend; Bottom on BCH Called By Leading Analyst

Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the instantaneous low-cost fork of Bitcoin has gained 24% in value over the weekend and 6% on the daily index. While Bitcoin has been unable to break past the $4100, the alternative Hard Fork seems to be gaining traction. The 24-hour trading volume on BCH also exceeded 500 million dollars in the past […]

Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

Stellar Lumens Is About to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

The Stellar lumen has just become the latest cryptocurrency to be listed on Coinbase’s professional exchange. Coinbase Pro announced Wednesday that it was accepting deposits of XLM, with trading support coming once sufficient liquidity is established. The process will take a minimum of 12 hours, according to a blog post. The cryptocurrency is not yet available on […]