Tag Archives: Cryptocurrencies

3 Cryptocurrencies Well-Positioned to Beat BTC Price in Q4 (AMB, BCH, ADA)

This week’s cryptocurrencies market analysis will concentrate on technological advancements in the blockchain space in quarter 4. The analysis will focus on major technological upgrades occurring in quarter four along with Ambrosus (AMB) being a top contender to produce returns well in excess of 100% in the immediate short term. 3 Cryptocurrencies We Predicted Would Rally  Last Week’s Piece,… Read More »

Ernst & Young Report: One Year on, ICOs’ Fate Is ‘Worse Than We Thought’

A new report published Oct. 19 by Big Four auditor Ernst and Young has found that initial coin offerings (ICOs) that raised capital in 2017 have done “little to inspire confidence” one year on. The report, which is dedicated to what EY dubs the “The Class of 2017,” revisits the same projects the firm first analyzed back in… Read More »

Russian Draft Bill Lacks Core Crypto Terms After Recent Edits

Russian deputies have removed the definition of crypto mining from a draft bill on digital currency regulation ahead of its next reading in the State Duma, major local news agency Interfax reports Oct. 19. Consequently, the new law will not clarify tax issues for miners. The chairman of the Duma Committee on Financial Markets Anatoly Aksakov briefly explained… Read More »

SEC Establishes FinHub to Engage Public on Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced the launch of the Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub) to promote public engagement on fintech-related issues and initiatives, including blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. SEC Launches FinHub Portal in Connection with the Issuance of Its DAO Report FinHub, which replaces several internal working groups at the SEC, includes… Read More »

Financial Action Task Force Adopts Changes to Standards Covering Virtual Currencies

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has adopted changes to its standards regarding digital currencies and firms involved into cryptocurrency-related activities, according to an announcement published Oct. 19. Paris-based FATF, also known as Groupe d’action financière (GAFI), is an intergovernmental organization established in 1989 on the initiative of the G7 to set standards and promote effective implementation of… Read More »

Report: North Korea-Sponsored Hacks Comprise 65 Percent of Total Crypto Stolen

Hacker group “Lazarus,” reportedly funded by North Korea, has stolen a staggering $571 million in cryptocurrencies since early 2017, a study conducted by cybercrime company Group-IB reveals. Key takeaways from the study were published Tuesday, Oct. 16, alongside the full annual report, entitled “Hi-Tech Crime Trends.” The report, dedicated to hacks in 2017 and 2018, identifies the allegedly… Read More »

Crypto Markets See Minor Losses as Relative Calm Continues, Bitcoin Slips Below $6,500

Friday, Oct. 19: crypto markets are seeing minor losses across the board, as low volatility continues. The top 10 cryptocurrencies are seeing an equal amount of positive and negative fluctuations, but almost all very minor, capped within a 2 percent range, as Coin360 data shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is down a little under percent on… Read More »

Russia: CEO of Banking Giant Sberbank Says Blockchain Tech Will Be ‘Ready’ in 3-5 Years

Herman Gref, CEO of state-owned Sberbank – Russia’s largest banking conglomerate – believes that global governments won’t “let go” of centralized models to “allow” decentralized cryptocurrencies to flourish within the next 10 years, local news agency RIA Novosti reports Oct. 18. According to Gref, governments are not yet ready to part with centralized currencies and thus will not… Read More »

In the ‘Opportune’ Bear Market, Crypto Merger & Acquisitions Surge Over 200% in 2018

In what has been dubbed a “deal frenzy,” crypto and blockchain-related merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has surged by over 200 percent in 2018, CNBC reported Oct. 18. Data compiled by JMP Securities for PitchBook reportedly reveals that the total number of M&A deals in the sector is set to hit 145 by the end of this year,… Read More »

Armenian PM Attends Launch of Mining Farm Claiming to Be One of ‘World’s Largest’

The opening ceremony of a new mining farm touting itself as one of the “world’s largest” was held in the Armenian capital Oct. 18, according to a report by local platform News Armenia. The Armenian Prime Minister and other top officials were reportedly in attendance. The new mining farm is reportedly a joint venture by major Armenian conglomerate… Read More »