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P2P Markets Report: Latin American Markets Continue to Post Record Volume

December 13th, 2018

This past week has seen Latin American peer-to-peer markets continue to set records for trade volume. For the week ending Dec. 8, Argentina and Venezuela posted a new record for Localbitcoins trade when measured in fiat, while Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela also posted records for trade measured in BTC. Also Read: Zebpay Exchange Now Live…

Benchmark University Study: Millions of New Crypto Asset Users – Most Remain Passive

December 13th, 2018

Judge Business School, a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, has published its second annual report into the cryptoconomy. Its inaugural report surfaced in April 2017, just as crypto mania was exploding. A lot has happened in the ecosystem since then, and the school’s new 96-page report covers a good portion of it, with a…

Zebpay Exchange Now Live in 21 European Countries

December 13th, 2018

Zebpay, formerly one of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has launched in Europe. Euro deposits, withdrawals, and trading are now live in 21 countries. While the exchange is not accepting new registrations from India, existing users can continue to use its wallet app. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Zebpay…

Ethereum Miners May Be Exposed to a Hacker Mass-Scan Campaign

December 13th, 2018

Think you’re working hard at making an extra income even while prices are down? If you’re not careful and don’t heed the warnings about port 8545, you may just see all your ETH disappear overnight. According to crypto-jacking and cybersecurity research firm Bad Packets, a mass-scan campaign is active at the moment. Hackers are on…

Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Launches Trading Platform in Panama

December 13th, 2018

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint announced the launch of a crypto-to-fiat trading platform in Panama. The regulatory-compliant exchange will offer USD pairs with top cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash, Ethereum, bitcoin core, litecoin, and ripple. Also read: BCH Devs Discuss Securing Instant Transactions With the Avalanche Protocol Bitpoint Japan Expands to Latin America…

Google Trends Reveals One of the Top Questions of 2018 — ‘What Is Bitcoin?’

December 13th, 2018

Google has just published its annual Year in Search query statistics for 2018 and the biggest question of last year was “What is Bitcoin?” According to Google Trends, searches for the term “Bitcoin” have declined rapidly since 2017, but web users querying its definition led internet searches last year. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves…

Davinci Jeremie Shares His Prediction After Stellar Track Record of Bitcoin Calls

December 13th, 2018

Davinci Jeremie, Chilean software developer and little known Bitcoin guru, who has a stellar track record of Bitcoin calls is back. Only As Good As Your Last Call If you’re sick of so-called experts, confidently calling the bottom of the bear market, only for the following week to wipe another [insert obscene amount of money…

Report: Lightning Network Still Way off Being Ready for Commercial Use

December 13th, 2018

The Lightning Network (LN) is a second-layer protocol that was long promised as a solution to BTC’s scalability problem. However, the off-chain system is still very far from being able to support actual commence according to a new review by business management technology company Scipio ERP. Also Read: The Daily: CEX.io Enforces KYC, Okex Updates…

CFTC Wants to Know More About Ethereum: Are ETH Futures on the Horizon?

December 13th, 2018

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) wants to know more about other cryptocurrencies apart from Bitcoin, starting with Ethereum. The Commission has issued an official Request for Input (RFI) on the matter. Request for Input: Ethereum In a press release published on Tuesday (December 11, 2018), the Commission expressed its desire to become…

Allianz Global Investors CEO Calls for Cryptocurrencies to Be Outlawed

December 12th, 2018

The head of one of Europe’s largest asset managers, Allianz Global, has called for global regulators to “outlaw” crypto assets. The outburst from CEO Andreas Utermann came during a panel discussion in London. Also read:Netherlands to Regulate Cryptocurrencies in Bid to Curb Money Laundering Cryptocurrencies Have “Wiped out People’s Savings” Allianz Global Investors chief Andreas…