Tag Archives: Bitcoin Businesses

The ‘Wal-Mart’ of Venezuela Has Started Accepting Bitcoin

As Venezuela is in the grip of hyperinflation, a large local Wal-Mart-like department store has started to accept bitcoin for goods. Cryptocurrencies: A Viable Alternative More and more are cryptocurrencies establishing themselves as a viable alternative to Venezuela’s redenominated local currency the Sovereign Bolivar. TRAKI, a large local department store, has purportedly started to accept cryptocurrencies. According to… Read More »

The Only Regulated Bitcoin Exchange in Germany Will Become A Bank in 2019

The operator of Germany’s only regulated cryptocurrency exchange has confirmed it will de facto become a bank after securing a 100 percent takeover of Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank. Bitcoin.de Buys Tremmel Wertpapierhandelsbank Bitcoin Group SE, which operates Bitcoin.de, will be able to offer a raft of services connected with cryptocurrency thanks to a banking license once the deal goes through.… Read More »

Bitcoin Miner ‘Canaan Creative’ IPO Will Not Happen in 2018

Bitcoin mining equipment maker, Canaan Creative, on Thursday (November 15, 2018) allowed its Initial Public Offering (IPO) filing to elapse. Reports suggest that the company will shelve its IPO plans at least for the remainder of the year. Canaan Allows $400 Million IPO Application to Lapse According to Reuters, Canaan Creative allowed its $400 million IPO listing to… Read More »

New York Regulator Issues BitLicense to NYDIG For Custody and Trading

New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has approved cryptocurrency-related company NYDIG’s application for a digital currency license and a money transmission license. Bitcoin Custody Approved in New York State The NYDFS has formally authorized cryptocurrency-related company NYDIG to offer secure custody as well as trade execution services for several virtual currencies including Bitcoin Cash, Ether, XRP,… Read More »

Earnings Season: Traders Shift From Cooling Crypto Market to Volatile Stocks

Cryptocurrency markets are seeing further stability this week amid Q4 earnings season. The continuing trend is now even making industry businesses adjust their focus to keep customers interest high. Crypto No Q4 Wild Card While some assets have shown more volatility than others, the picture from within the top ten cryptoassets by market cap remains decidedly flat. For… Read More »

$30M Shanghai-Based Cryptocurrency Trading Fund to Launch in Early 2019

Shanghai-based digital asset management company is reportedly set to launch a new cryptocurrency trading fund in partnership with an unnamed licensed asset manager in Hong Kong. Cryptocurrency Trading Fund: Arbitrage Strategy Point95 Global – a digital asset management firm based in Shanghai, is reportedly planning to set up a new cryptocurrency trading fund in partnership with an unnamed… Read More »

Lightning Network Passes 4000 Nodes, Reaches All-Time Capacity High

Bitcoin’s nascent mainnet implementation of the Lightning Network (LN) has reached a new milestone, passing 4,000 nodes for the first time. Lightning Handles $750K Data from monitoring resource 1ML confirms the latest growth of Bitcoin’s second layer designed for fast er and cheaper payments, Lightning Network, which at press time November 13 had a total of 4,026 nodes,… Read More »

Bitmain No Longer Under Influence of Jihan Wu, Says Lawyer

Bitmain co-founder Jihan Wu no longer has influence over the company’s decision-making processes after an executive board reshuffle, a lawyer told local media November 12. Wu Now ‘Supervisor’ As Sanyan Blockchain reports, the mining giant altered the make-up of its board last week. Among the changes, Wu’s position went from a director to a “supervisor,” which leaves him… Read More »

Swiss AI-Powered Stablecoin Becomes Halal to Attract Muslim Investors

Sharia-compliance finance is becoming a field of choice for several fintech companies as regulators and market participants in the Middle East seem keen on attracting new business. Now, Swiss-based cryptocurrency firm X8 has become the latest to acquire an Islamic finance certification. Islamic Finance Certified for Mid-East Expansion X8 AG, a cryptocurrency and fintech startup based in Switzerland,… Read More »

Bitcoin ATMs Have Spread to 4,000 Locations Globally

Numerous signs of maturity can be noted across the cryptocurrency industry. A growing number of Bitcoin ATMs is making their mark on the world. This month, the number is expected to surpass the 4,000 milestone. Another Milestone for Bitcoin ATMs Making cryptocurrency more accessible remains a key priority. Bitcoin ATMs have their role to play in this regard.… Read More »