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Barrick Gold COO Says Cryptos Are Not Competitive with Gold

Catherine Raw, the North American COO of Barrick Gold, recently weighed in on cryptocurrencies indicating they are not competitive with gold. Raw was speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit.   Gold has an edge over Crypto She said that the physical nature of gold gives it value, something that it will always maintain regardless… Read more

CBOE Withdrawals Van Eck Solid Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Assessment

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s BZX Equity exchange has decided to withdraw its proposal before the SEC. It seems like the Van Eck Bitcoin ETF will now never appears. In a notice published on September 17th, the SEC indicated that CBOE had withdrawn the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF on September 13th. There was no reason given… Read more

Privacy Oriented Cryptocurrencies Like Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), and Dash (DASH) Are Being Delisted from Exchanges Across the World, Paving the Way for a Stealth Cryptocurrency Blackmarket

In June, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an organization that comprises 37 countries and is led by the United States, released a 47-page manual of global regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges. Member countries have 12 months to implement these rules, meaning a global audit will be performed in June 2020. It is theorized that up… Read more

JPMorgan Chase Accused of Manipulating Metal Prices

JPMorgan Chase’s metal trading desk is facing allegations of several trades involving fixing of precious metal prices. The US Department of Justice has already charged three individuals in gold and precious metals for market manipulation. The alleged manipulation spanned around eight years, according to the Department of Justice. On September 16th, Bloomberg reported that prosecutors… Read more

Blockchain Will Revolutionize Most Industries Within A Decade: Gartner

Gartner, the IT service management company, foresees blockchain taking over most industries within the next 10 years. Gartner expressed these thoughts through a press release that was accompanied by its Hype Cycle for Blockchain research 2019, published on September 12th. This Hype Cycle report from Gartner gives “an overview of how blockchain capabilities are evolving… Read more

Zcash (ZEC) Is a Privacy Coin That Is Optionally Transparent, Which Has Allowed it to Be Listed on Coinbase up to Now, but Will Zcash (ZEC) Be Delisted Anyways, and Does Optional Transparency Compromise Anonymity?

The king of stealth cryptocurrencies is Monero (XMR), which fully obfuscates the destination and origin of a transaction as well as the amount, and there is no option to send transparent transactions. The problem with this is there is no way for Monero (XMR) to be compliant with government regulations due to its anonymity, and… Read more

BlockFi Lifts Minimum Balance On Interest Accounts

It’s celebration time for prospective BlockFi account holders. It has lifted the minimum balance requirement for interest-earning accounts. BlockFi interest account holders can now earn annual returns with no minimum balance on deposits of Gemini dollar (GUSD), Ethereum (ETH), and Bitcoin (BTC), and get attractive yields. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gained significantly since the… Read more

OKEx Korea To Delist Privacy Coins For Violation Of FATF Travel Rule

On Monday, South Korea’s OKEx exchange announced that it would delist five cryptocurrencies offering additional privacy features to users. The exchange indicated that from October 10th it would not be supporting privacy coins Monero (XMR), Zcash (ZEC), Super Bitcoin (SBTC), Dash (DASH), and Horizen (ZEN). Delisted privacy coins violate FATF travel rule The exchange indicates… Read more
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Ethereum $215.41 -0.84%
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Litecoin $73.83 -2.20%


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Barrick Gold COO Says Cryptos Are Not Competitive with Gold

Catherine Raw, the North American COO of Barrick Gold, recently weighed in on cryptocurrencies indicating they are not competitive with gold. Raw was speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit.   Gold has an edge over Crypto She said that…

JPMorgan Chase Accused of Manipulating Metal Prices

JPMorgan Chase’s metal trading desk is facing allegations of several trades involving fixing of precious metal prices. The US Department of Justice has already charged three individuals in gold and precious metals for market manipulation. The alleged manipulation spanned around…
The Global Debt Bubble Exceeds $240 Trillion; If It Pops, How Will the Bitcoin (BTC) Market React?
As of April, the global debt bubble had reached $243 trillion, which is apparently three times the global GDP. This is in addition to $750 trillion of derivatives, and adding…
Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase to Launch an Initial Exchange Offering Platform
According to Coinbase head of institutional sales, Kayvon Pirestani, the crypto exchange is planning to launch an initial exchange offering (IEO). Pirestani revealed on September 11th during the Invest: Asia…

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Blockchain Will Revolutionize Most Industries Within A Decade: Gartner
Gartner, the IT service management company, foresees blockchain taking over most industries within the next 10 years. Gartner expressed these…
Ethereum Classic (ETC) Upgrades with Atlantis Hard Fork
The team behind Ethereum Classic (ETC) has successfully activated the Atlantis hard fork upgrade which brings additional functionality and compatibility…
BTCC Founder Bobby Lee Unveils New Hardware Wallet Supporting Over 30 Cryptocurrencies
Bobby Lee, the founder of the first Bitcoin exchange in China, is back with the launch of a new wallet.…
Ethereum ProgPoW Passes Audit Tests
Ethereum’s ProgPoW has passed the test according to the Ethereum Cat Herders audits, although it could also become obsolete as…

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Chainalysis Launches Actionable Real-Time Alerts for Suspicious Crypto Transactions

New York-based blockchain analysis company Chainalysis has announced the launch of a new alert service that flags suspicious cryptocurrency transactions. Chainalysis’ Know Your Transaction (KYT) tool is a real-time anti-money laundering compliant solution for monitoring transactions and is available for 15 top cryptocurrencies. These include Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ether (ETH, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Maker…
David Chaum Reveals Next Generation Digital Currency Praxxis
Praxxis is a new blockchain that implements a completely new approach to consensus, based on David Chaum’s previous experience with digital assets, voting, and distributed consensus. With Chaum at the…
QRL Leading the Charge Against Quantum Computing Blockchain Threat
Quantum computers have long been dubbed as the nemesis of the whole cryptocurrency industry. Cryptocurrencies represent a piece of software that relies on the security of the blockchain to store…
What is the Cost of Keeping Blockchain Secure?
Last March 25, cryptocurrency data portal Messari published a new screener that revealed how much miners are paid for top-listed “proof of work” coins. The figures estimated that $7.3 million dollars worth…

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CBOE Withdrawals Van Eck Solid Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Assessment

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s BZX Equity exchange has decided to withdraw its proposal before the SEC. It seems like the Van Eck Bitcoin ETF will now never appears. In a notice published on September 17th, the SEC indicated that…

Capital Controls in Argentina Open the Door for Bitcoin

Amidst a turbulent year during which the Argentine fiat currency – the Peso (ARS) – has lost over half of its value against the U.S. dollar, the country has announced the enforcement of new capital control measures, limiting citizens’ and…
US Lawmakers Return From Switzerland Still Wary of Facebook’s Libra
US lawmakers visited Switzerland in a cryptocurrency-related delegation that has failed to alleviate concerns around Facebook’s Libra. Libra, the stablecoin Facebook hopes to launch was supposed to be managed by…
ICO Rating Agrees to SEC Fine
Russian analytical agency ICO Rating has agreed to pay a heavy fine for its alleged violation of anti-touting provisions, the US SEC said in a statement released on Tuesday. The…

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How Buying Bitcoin Could Help Solve the Global Crisis

The pension crisis is getting deeper and deeper due to the gap between how much a pension needs to pay out to people and how much is available. Public pensions are short $4 trillion in funds. And this gap is now widening. According to Moody’s Investors Services, there will be a rise in pension costs…
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The War On Shitcoins Episode 17: Chainlink (LINK). The war on shitcoins is a Crypto.IQ series that targets and shoots down cryptocurrencies that are not worth investing in either due…
Pompliano Advocates for Portfolio Allocation to Bitcoin
Anthony Pompliano, widely viewed as one of the investors with the most positive outlook on Bitcoin, is advocating for fund managers and investors to have exposure to Bitcoin. The co-founder…
Tron (TRX) Has Critical Centralization Issues Due To Justin Sun And The Tron Foundation, These Issues Are Coming To The Surface Following The Tron Super Community Ponzi, The Aborted Buffet Lunch, And The Failure To Pay BitTorrent’s Creator
Tron (TRX) is often thought of as a major cryptocurrency, with a market cap near $1.5 billion. Tron (TRX) is considered to be an Ethereum (ETH) competitor, and is one…