Twitter To Develop a Decentralized Blockchain-Based Social Media Platform

December 14, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and Square, announced that Twitter will be developing a decentralized blockchain-based social media platform. More specifically, Twitter Chief Technical Officer (CTO) Parag Agrawal will find a leader for a team that will develop this platform. Then the leader will hire everyone else needed. After that, Twitter Inc. will fund… Read more

SEC Throws The Book At Shopin Founder After Fraudulent $42 Million ICO

December 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a case against the Founder of Shopin, Eran Eyal, for violating the antifraud and registration provisions of federal securities laws following the fraudulent $42 million Shopin Token initial coin offering (ICO). Shopin conducted its ICO from August 2017 through April 2018, which was during the… Read more

BitClub Fraudsters Charged by Federal Prosecutors Following $722 Million Ponzi Scheme

December 11, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Three men associated with the $722 million BitClub Ponzi scheme, Matthew Brent Goettsche, Jobadiah Sinclair Weeks, and Joseph Frank have been charged by federal prosecutors with conspiracy to sell unregistered securities, in addition to Goettsche and Weeks being charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Two other suspects remain at large, i.e. they are fugitives… Read more

Argentina Bitcoin (BTC) Trading Volume Hits All-Time Highs In Terms Of Fiat As New President Is Elected

December 10, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Alberto Fernandez has become the new President of Argentina, and he has named Martin Guzman as his Economic Minister. Guzman is apparently outspoken against the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and it is possible that he will recommend defaulting on debt payments for two years in order to restore debt sustainability. If this were to happen… Read more

Bakkt Launches Cash Settled Bitcoin Futures And Bitcoin Options

December 10, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Bakkt physical Bitcoin Futures launched in September, and now only a few months later Bakkt is launching cash settled Bitcoin Futures and Bitcoin Options. These new Bitcoin (BTC) trading products became available on December 9 according to a Bakkt Medium post. The crypto space highly anticipated the launch of Bakkt physical Bitcoin Futures in September,… Read more

Ethereum (ETH) Istanbul Hard Fork Successfully Deployed Saturday, a Review of What Changed

December 10, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The Ethereum (ETH) Istanbul hard fork was successfully deployed Saturday evening, with Sparkpool being the first pool to mine an Istanbul block. Less than 15 hours before the fork only 53% of Parity and Geth nodes had upgraded to Istanbul, but shortly after the fork, 96.7% of nodes had upgraded to Istanbul, making this a relatively… Read more

Bakkt Physical Bitcoin Futures End Up Being About The Same As CME Despite The Hype: Physical Deliveries Running Less Than 20 Bitcoins (BTC) Per Month, Contracts Are 37% Backed By Cash And Treasuries And 0% Backed By Bitcoin (BTC)

December 9, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
The crypto space anticipated the launch of Bakkt Physical Bitcoin Futures for many months, with the common theory that Physical Bitcoin Futures would provide a way for institutional investors and Wall Street traders to buy Bitcoin (BTC), which would cause an increase in spot demand and price. Unfortunately, based on new evidence it seems that… Read more

Digibyte (DGB) Founder Jared Tate Aggressively Tweets At Justin Sun And Changpeng Zhao, Causing Digibyte (DGB) To Be Delisted From Poloniex Only Hours Later

December 7, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The Founder of Digibyte (DGB), Justin Tate, went to war against Justin Sun, Tron (TRX), the Tron Foundation, Binance, and Changpeng Zhao on Twitter throughout the day on Wednesday December 4. The battle started in the early morning hours, with Tate tweeting that the crypto space has been hijacked by crooks like Justin Sun and… Read more

The First Regulated Bitcoin Options Markets Are Launching December 9 on Bakkt and January 13 on Cme; What Bitcoin Options Are and How They Work

December 6, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
It is already a big month for Bakkt, with daily volumes and open interest consistently breaking records, and the CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, being appointed to the United States Senate. That is just the beginning, however, as Bakkt will launch the first regulated and compliant Bitcoin options market — aka options contracts for Bitcoin… Read more

New Tariffs on Imported Chinese Goods to Go Into Effect on December 15, Significant Crypto Market Movements Possible

December 5, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
As things stand now, 15% tariffs are expected to go into effect on $160 billion of imported Chinese goods on December 15. The stock market plunged on December 3 on news that a trade deal was unlikely to happen, but on December 4 the stock market rallied on news that a trade deal might happen.… Read more
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