US W-2 Employees Can Now Get Paid in Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency payroll and HR company Bitwage has announced a rollout of new payment tools for businesses executives claim “closes the loop” in Bitcoin salaries for W-2 employees in the US. Paxful Completes Successful Trial Through a partnership with Texas-based HR firm Simply Efficient HR, Bitwage now offers client businesses a way to offer salaries in […]

Gov’t Indecision on Cryptocurrencies Helps China, Says Former Congressman

Reporting in The Hill, Washington’s top political news source, former Republican George Nethercutt says it’s time for policymakers to allow cryptocurrencies and innovation to flourish. Fighting for U.S. Intellectual Property As trading negotiations concluded in Beijing, U.S. intellectual property was top of the list. For far too long Chinese companies have infringed on U.S. IP, […]

‘Unlikely in Next 30 Years’ – Russian Official Dispels Bitcoin Investment Rumor

Elina Sidorenko, head of the Legislative Risk Assessment Group in Russia, says there is no merit to rumors that the country will invest as much as $10 billion in bitcoin. Russia: Cryptocurrency Framework Not Yet in Place Speaking to Forklog, Sidorenko said the country doesn’t yet have the regulatory structure to invest state funds in cryptocurrencies. […]

St Louis Fed Explains Why Bitcoin Price ‘Not Likely to Fall to Zero’

The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis has published an examination of the long-term prospects for bitcoin price. It considers both the bullish and bearish cases of ‘moon’ and ‘doom’, and unsurprisingly comes down somewhere between the two. The Bear Necessities The naysayers believe that the price of bitcoin 00 will ultimately fall to zero. […]

Binance Freezes ‘Some of the Funds’ Stolen in Cryptopia Hack

Some of the stolen cryptocurrency from yesterday’s Cryptopia hack has been sent to Binance, which has confirmed already freezing some of the funds.  Binance Freezing Funds Stolen from Cryptopia Twitter account @ShaftedTangu has alleged that some funds stolen as a result of Cryptopia’s hack have been siphoned through Binance. The amounts sent to Binance in question […]

ICOs Raked in $13 Billion Despite 90% ETH Price Drop, New Research Finds

ICOs made almost $13 billion in profits from their token sales despite the 2018 cryptocurrency bear market, new research from BitMEX reveals. BitMEX: ICO Issuers ‘Gave Themselves $24 Billion’ Published January 16, the third instalment of the trading platform’s dedicated series on ICO statistics also suggests ICO teams “gave to themselves” tokens worth over $24 […]

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bulls Too Confident, Too Soon

After the sharp decline for Bitcoin price yesterday retesting the low $3,500s we take a closer look at whats going on with the market. Bitcoin Price: 4-Hour Bitcoin Chart Bitcoin price 00 has failed to regain the critical $3750 point of control so far this week and is still consolidating under it after being rejected […]

Kraken CEO Warns: Don’t Keep More Coins Than Needed on Exchanges

Binance and Kraken CEOs weighed in on industry best practices for storing cryptocurrency in the wake of Cryptopia getting hacked. The question remains, which means of storage has the least risk exposure? CZ Sees Three For Binance CEO, Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao, users have three options; self-storage, on exchanges, or using decentralized exchanges (DEX). Yesterday, CZ […]

Bitcoin Too Risky? US Lottery Ticket Sales Exceed Entire BTC Market Cap

Every year, US citizens spend north of $70 billion on state lottery tickets. That’s almost $8 billion more than the entire market cap of Bitcoin. And more than half of the entire crypto market as a whole. US Citizens Spend Billions on Lottery Tickets Comparison is a great way of putting things in context. Lose […]