Tag Archives: Altcoins

Mike Novogratz Clarifies Anti-Tether Comments, Wants FUD Stopped

The dismissal market performance of so-called stablecoin Tether should not be the reason to spread FUD against it, clarified Mike Novogratz in his tweet. The billionaire Bitcoin bull, who recently criticized USDT for misbalancing its dollar-peg, later said that he believes Tether has every dollar for every USDT. However, he retained his criticism over Tether not being transparent… Read More »

Bitcoin Congestion Reaches 95%; Fees Remain Relatively Low

Bitcoin blocks experienced up to 95 percent congestion this month, but it didn’t impact its transaction fees, which remain at around $0.1 Cryptocurrency analyst Willy Woo published a graph to demonstrate a stark comparison between BTC transaction fees in two separate congestion episodes. The first case was from 2017, the year that witnessed Bitcoin congestion topping up to… Read More »

Why Are Altcoins No Longer Getting Good News Boosts

Last year news of a new partnership however small, or new software or wallet upgrades, or a hard fork, airdrop, the possibility of an exchange listing, or even a shill from a crypto pundit, would have a major effect on the price of a cryptocurrency. Daily pumps of altcoins were commonplace and the ecosystem was an exciting one… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Market Update: A New Brave Browser Boosts BAT

Another flat Saturday as markets are stagnant; Only BAT and DGTX heading higher. The weekend has brought no joy to crypto markets which have remained immobile for the past few days. The slow downward slide seems to have halted just below $210 billion market capitalization where things remain for another day. Bitcoin is at the exact same place… Read More »

Global Money Laundering Watchdog to Establish Crypto-Focused Guidelines by June

The global entity responsible for setting international money laundering guidelines is finally ready to lay the foundation for its first crypto-specific set of rules by June 2018. FATF Readies Global Crypto Regulation on Money Laundering Paris, France-based money laundering watchdog, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has seen increasing pressure from global governments to unify regulation of the cryptocurrency… Read More »

CEO of Sberbank: Crypto and Blockchain Will Change the World but Not Yet

The CEO of the Russian state-owned financial service provider Sberbank has stated that cryptocurrency and blockchain technology will fundamentally transform business and finance. That said, Herman Gref is looking at a time span of decades rather than months or years. Herman Gref with Refreshing Take on Cryptocurrency According to a report in local news, the CEO of Sberbank… 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 »

Novogratz Criticises Tether’s Lack of Transparency, Responds to Roubini

The famous Bitcoin proponent and billionaire investor Mike Novogratz has criticised the stable-coin U.S. Dollar Tether (USDT) for failing to provide a trustworthy service for users. The Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. founder also responded to Nouriel Roubini’s scathing attacks on cryptocurrency last week. Novogratz Prefers Gemini Dollar to USDT Novogratz stated in an interview that the stable-coin U.S.… 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 »