Fundstrat’s Tom Lee: Current Bitcoin Misery Index Never Been Reported in Bear Market

Fundstrat's Tom Lee: Current Bitcoin Misery Index Never Been Reported in Bear Market. Fundstrat Global Advisors founder Tom Lee pointed out that the value currently reported by his company’s bitcoin (BTC) sentiment indicator Bitcoin Misery Index (BMI) has never been seen in a bear market. Lee made his comments during an interview with Cointelegraph published […]

Crypto Developer Raises 4 Mln From Samsung Others to Launch Wallet Without Private Keys

Crypto Developer Raises $4 Mln From Samsung, Others to Launch Wallet Without Private Keys                                   Israeli cryptocurrency developer KZen has raised $4 million from backers including South Korean electronics giant Samsung, industry news outlet The Block reported on April 17. The company’s product, smartphone wallet app ZenGo — currently in beta phase testing — aims […]

Bitcoin Accounts for 98 of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments Study

Bitcoin Accounts for 98% of Crypto-Denominated Ransomware Payments, Study                                  Bitcoin (BTC) continues to account for the lion’s share of crypto-denominated ransomware payments, according to Coveware’s Q1 2019 Global Ransomware Marketplace report, published on April 15. The report — reportedly based upon aggregated ransomware data from cases tackled by Coveware’s Incident Response Team — indicates […]

Local Media: Afghanistani Tunisian Central Banks Consider Issuing Bitcoin Bonds

Local Media: Afghanistani, Tunisian Central Banks Consider Issuing Bitcoin Bonds                                   Afghanistan and Tunisia’s central banks are looking to issue a bitcoin (BTC) bond, Hong Kong-based news outlet Asia Times reports on April 17. Per the report, the governors of the two country’s central banks spoke at the annual Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors […]

Coinbase’s 2018 Revenue Is 60 Less Than Projected by the Firm: Report

Coinbase’s 2018 Revenue Is 60% Less Than Projected by the Firm: Report                                   Major global crypto exchange Coinbase reportedly saw around $520 million in revenue last year, Reuters reported on April 18. The publication calculated the sum by looking at a filing to Britain’s corporate registry last week showing Coinbase’s non-U.S. revenue equaled around 154 […]

Binance Chain Launches Firm Expects to Execute Mainnet Swap on April 23

Binance Chain Launches, Firm Expects to Execute Mainnet Swap on April 23                                   Binance has launched its mainnet Binance Chain and expects to execute the swap of its native token Binance Coin (BNB) on April 23, according to an announcement on April 18. The major crypto exchange first revealed its plans to launch its own […]

US Gov’t Blockchain Spending Expected to Increase 1000 Between 2017-2022: Study

US Gov’t Blockchain Spending Expected to Increase 1,000% Between 2017-2022: Study                                  The United States federal government is expected to raise its blockchain spending to $123.5 million by 2022 — an over 1,000% increase as compared with the $10.7 million it spent in 2017. The forecast was made in a report from IDC Government Insights, […]

Romanian Central Bank Official Says Crypto Will Not Fulfil Basic Roles of Currency

Romanian Central Bank Official Says Crypto Will Not Fulfil Basic Roles of Currency                                  An official from the Romanian central bank has stated that cryptocurrency will not replace currency issued by central banks as it is not necessarily a currency. The news was published by local media outlet Business Review on April 16. […]

Major Auditing Firm Ernst amp Young Releases Updates to Two Blockchain-Related Products

Major Auditing Firm Ernst & Young Releases Updates to Two Blockchain-Related Products                                 Big Four auditing firm Ernst & Young (EY) has released two new blockchain developments, a new version of its Blockchain Analyzer and a zero knowledge proof protocol. The company revealed the products in two separate press releases on April […]

CoinMarketCap Releases New Mobile App Version With User Accounts Price Alerts

CoinMarketCap Releases New Mobile App Version With User Accounts, Price Alerts                                   Crypto data tracker CoinMarketCap has released a new version of its app for iOS and its first Android app today, April 16, with added features for price tracking and user accounts. According to the website, the mobile app will include candlestick charts, daily […]