New Faketoshi Fails to Impress and Crypto Twitter is Brutal

August 20, 2019  /  by Ronald Tichenor
A new claimant to the identity of pseudonymous Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto appeared this week, and the claim fell flat with the Bitcoin and crypto community. And, of course, the crypto community was very calm and respectful, offering constructive criticism. Not. It began last week with press releases telegraphing the reveal on a website called… Read more

Fidelity Charitable Has Received Crypto Donations of More Than $100 Million

August 20, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Fidelity Charitable, the charity arm of Fidelity Investments, started accepting crypto donations in 2015. Last month the company revealed that they’ve received cryptocurrencies, primarily Bitcoin, worth over $106 million. The figure has seen a dip year after year as disclosed by the company’s annual report published in July. The largest volume of donations was received… Read more

Crypto Exchange Poloniex to Remove 23 Trading Pairs

August 19, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Top crypto exchange platform Poloniex is set to delist 23 trading pairs because of low volume. In a Twitter statement shared on August 15th, the San Francisco-based crypto exchange Poloniex announced its intention to remove 23 trading pairs from its platform due to low volume and demand for them. According to the tweet, users will… Read more

Coinmine Secures $2.5 Million Seed Capital To Expand Its Product Portfolio

August 19, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
Investors responded enthusiastically to Coinmine’s call for funding, splashing the crypto mining equipment maker with a seed funding of $2.5 Million. The startup reportedly witnessed a steady 50% month over month growth starting April. According to a representative of the company, Coinmine would be liquid already except the management decided to reinvest its earnings back… Read more

Brave Browser Reports A 1,200% Year-Over-Year Increase In Number Of Registered Publishers

August 15, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
On August 11th, Decrypt reported that in the last year the number of publishers using the Brave browser has grown by over 1,200%.  Number of publishers up to around 230,000 Data from BATGrowth shows that the number of Brave Rewards publishers has grown close to 230,000 from just 18,931 in July 2018. The blockchain-based decentralized… Read more

SEC Postpones Its Decisions Regarding Three Bitcoin ETF Proposals Yet Again

August 14, 2019  /  by Nibir Reza
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has again delayed the decision regarding listing of the VanEck ETF to October 18th, while the listing of Bitwise on NYSE Arca is postponed to October 13th. They have also delayed the decision regarding Wilshire Phoenix’s US Bitcoin & Treasury Investment Trust until September 29th. The SEC has been… Read more

Celsius Network Starts Offering Its CEL Tokens For US User After Legal Review

August 12, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The Celsius Network announced that beginning today its US-based users will have access to its CEL services. At the beginning of this year, the network suspended its service in the US as it was reviewing it through outside counsel. They did so in the interests of the Celsius community and not as a result of… Read more

Animoca And Harmony To Expand Sale Of Crypto Collectibles Through Acquisition of Quidd

August 8, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
The digital collectibles world may be tricky, but some are banking on it, and they have high expectations. Blockchain mobile gaming company, Animoca, has agreed on a partnership with Harmony to jointly acquire digital collectible startup Quidd for around $8 million. The intention of acquiring the leading marketplace for ledger-based collectibles is to use its… Read more

BlockFi Raises Over $18 Million In A Valar Ventures-Led Series A Funding Round

August 7, 2019  /  by Crypto.IQ
BlockFi completed a series A funding round of around $18.3 million. The wealth management solution indicated that the funding round was led by Valar Ventures. Other venture capital firms that participated in the round include Galaxy Digital, Winklevoss Capital, Akuna Capital, ConsenSys Venture, and Avon Capital, among others. Valar makes its first-ever crypto-investment This is… Read more

The John Mcafee Saga Continues: A Twitter Timeline

August 6, 2019  /  by Zachary Mashiach
Bahamas Raid, Cia Attack in Cuba, Jail in the Dominican Republic, Long Night in London, Safe Room in Lithuania Crypto influencer John McAfee is running for President of the United States while running from the United States, and his saga has continued to evolve as he crosses numerous international borders. A previous Crypto.IQ article detailed… Read more
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