Category Archives: bitcoinist

Crypto-Mergers and Acquisitions Increased by 200% in 2018

Institutional investors, venture capitalists, and other well-heeled entities “in the know” are using a year-long bear market to buy up future technologies for what might turn out to be pennies on the dollar. It Takes Money to Make Money Yesterday CNBC reported that most of  2018 has been a “deal frenzy” for cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies as mergers and… Read More »

New York City Mansion Hits the Market for Either Cash or Bitcoin

A 10,720-foot mansion next to Manhattan’s Riverside Park is on the market for $15.9 million dollars. The buyer is open to accepting cash or Bitcoin from a buyer. After a five-year renovation project, Roy Niederhoffer is now reluctantly placing his 10,720-foot mansion on the market for $15.9 million dollars, according to Fortune. Nestled close to Riverside Park in… Read More »

Ledger CEO Wins French Award for Startup With International Potential

Eric Larchevêque, CEO and co-founder of cryptocurrency hardware wallet-maker Ledger, has won a French award for the startup leader whose model has the greatest potential internationally. The prestigious regional prize in Ernst & Young’s (EY) 26th Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 awards, located in France, is “Startup of the Year.” Ledger’s Eric Larchevêque can lay claim to this award,… Read More »

Square’s Debut of Payment Terminal Triggers Fresh Bitcoin Acceptance Rumors

Consumer and merchant payment network Square Inc. unveiled a point-of-sale (PoS) terminal October 19 in a move which sparked excitement about possible Bitcoin integration. Bitcoin PoS Next For Square? Unveiled on social media and in an interview with tech outlet Nerdist, Square’s device is designed as a standalone solution for merchants wishing to accept card payments. The move comes… Read More »

Expect More Crypto Hedge Funds To Close in 2018… But Not For Why You Think.

In a recent tweet thread, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, co-founder of Multicoin Capital, outlines why many of crypto hedge funds might be closing their doors in 2018. Most people would expect that the bear market and the prices would be the number one reason why most hedge funds are closing up shop. While this is certainly a factor, Pomp believes… Read More »

The ‘Hodlers of Last Resort’ Saviors of Bitcoin

We have all listened to no-coiner acquaintances reasoning that, “Bitcoin is purely virtual, so the price could crash to nothing”. But why are they wrong? Who are the heroes that stop the drop in a bear market cycle? These, my friend, are Bitcoin’s Buyers of Last Resort. What Goes Up… The rise of bitcoin has depended on increasing adoption,… Read More »

SEC Launches FinHub – A Fintech Portal to Help Blockchain Startups

US regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched its dedicated fintech “strategic hub,” commissioner Hester Peirce confirmed October 18. FinHub ‘Here For Fintech’ The platform, known as FinHub, brings together multiple aspects of US regulation with the aim of guiding the nascent financial technology industry as it grows. “Finally FinHub is here for FinTech,” Peirce wrote… Read More »

Binance, Poloniex, Huobi All Own More Tether Than Bitfinex

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex now controls a “very small amount” of stablecoin Tether (USDT), new data shows following a shake-up of ownership. Bitfinex Sixth-Largest USDT Holder Produced by Element Group and uploaded to Twitter by CNBC commentator Ran Neuner October 18, statistics depicting the biggest USDT 00 holders reveal Bitfinex, which shares a CEO with Tether’s issuer, now only… Read More »

Huobi Unveils New ‘All-in-One’ Stablecoin for Stablecoins (Except Tether)

Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi announced today that it has launched its very own interchangeable stablecoin dubbed HUSD. “All-In-One Stablecoin” Huobi, which is currently the third largest cryptocurrency exchange by means of traded volume according to data from CoinMarketCap, announced the launch of its own stablecoin HUSD. Notes Livio Weng Vice President at Huobi: It’s our great pleasure to announce… Read More »

Nordea in Money Laundering Scandal After Calling Bitcoin ‘High-Risk’ for Money Laundering

Nordic banking giant Nordea Bank is allegedly implicated in a multi-million money laundering scandal. Reportedly, the case is related to another recent money laundering scheme involving Denmark’s Danske Bank. Nordea in Hot Water  Banking giant Nordea Bank, headquartered in Helsinki, is alleged to have accepted criminally-sourced funds from banks located in Lithuania and Estonia. The giant confirmed that… Read More »