The stablecoin project Basis faced with regulatory problems in the United States and decided to close. Investors are allegedly promised to receive reimbursement.
The total amount of stolen cryptocurrency since the beginning of 2018 exceeded $900 million. Despite all warnings, the security systems of cryptocurrency exchanges and blockchain platforms remain extremely vulnerable.
Although cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular and the demand for convenient storage for cryptocurrencies is increasing, only few companies announced their plans to integrate cryptocurrency wallets in smartphones so far. But now crypto wallets might appear in Samsung phones.
Kenneth Rogoff, the former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and acting professor of economics at Harvard University, believes that cryptocurrency has no difference from lottery tickets.
Bobby Lee, the co-founder and former CEO of the former Chinese cryptocurrency exchange BTCC, predicts that bitcoin would further fall in price. But in 2019, he sees opportunities for bitcoin's growth.
Cryptocurrency trading project Trade-mate.io is launching its own platform for the holders of cryptocurrency portfolios and crypto investors which will include the access to such major exchanges like Binance and Poloniex. This platform allows traders to handle transactions on all the represented exchanges using one interface.
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr., American professional boxer, and producer DJ Khaled charged with promoting cryptocurrency projects in 2017 and violating US financial law.
Customers of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, began receiving letters notifying them that the exchange would stop servicing their accounts. The exact dates are not disclosed.
Tether, company standing behind the USDT stablecoins, announced that it reopens account verification and direct redemption of fiat from its platform. But the service will be available only to major USDT holders.
With bitcoin falling down, Russian miners get rid of equipment. But not only the price of cryptocurrency fell. The demand for mining equipment also declined.
Protection of the trademark often turns into blackmail, extortion and attempt to choke off the competitors.
The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine has launched criminal proceedings in the case of money laundering via electronic payment systems prohibited in the country.
Arbidex cross exchange arbitrage platform has announced that tests of brand new MOB mode is over and it is available for users.
The long-awaited launch of the Bakkt cryptocurrency platform, focused on institutional investors and created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange, will take place no earlier than January 24, 2019.
EncryptoTel was the first telecommunications blockchain platform to receive state licensed.
The member of the board of the European Central Bank called the first cryptocurrency a malicious outcome of the 2008 global financial crisis and warned world central banks of the dangers and risks of digital currencies.