Within one week, the number of active addresses in the Ethereum blockchain jumped by a quarter, while transaction number grew by 21%. However, the price of ETH demonstrates signs of overbought.
The price of shares of the Chinese mining giant Canaan Creative suddenly jumped up 1.5 times. So far, this is the only manufacturer of mining equipment from China, which is traded on a traditional exchange.
The authorities of North Korea are increasing mining capacities and repeatedly increased the production of Monero within the last two years. Monero attracts Pyongyang as a cryptocurrency with a high degree of confidentiality that can help circumvent international sanctions.
Cryptocurrency crime led to a loss of $4.52 billion in 2019. The volume of lost digital assets doubled in a year.
Bulls managed to break through the defense of bears in the cryptocurrency market, and the bitcoin price returned to the zone higher than the $10,000 level.
The Swiss financial market surveillance agency proposed stricter cryptocurrency anti-money laundering (AML) rules.
Altsbit, a cryptocurrency exchange operating in the Italian market, fell victim of a hacker attack. All funds, including those of customers, were stolen. Another exit scam is suspected.
The long-awaited dinner of Tron creator Justin Sun with American legendary investor Warren Buffett took place. Sun presented Buffett a smartphone with one bitcoin.
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Bitcoin remains the most popular cryptocurrency for paying for goods and services on the darknet. But the share of darknet transactions in bitcoins among all bitcoin transactions fell several times within the last five years.
In 2019, the Bank of Russia discovered 237 financial Ponzi schemes that operated on the territory of Russia. Many of them promised high returns and encouraged investing in cryptocurrencies.
Cryptocurrency analyst Larry Cermak noted that the return on primary exchange offerings (IEO) is close to zero. He analyzed the most popular platforms and came to the conclusion that the era of IEOs has passed.
The highest level of return on investment was shown in 2019 by two classes of tokens, native exchange tokens and lending DeFi-platforms coins.
Surojit Chatterjee, one of the senior executives of Google's parent company, Alphabet, joined Coinbase as the chief product officer.
LocalBitcoins, a popular peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange platform, reportedly suspends dozens of user accounts without prior warning, citing AML verification processes, its customers complain.