Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Mining Equipment

Japanese Internet Giant GMO Postpones Shipments of 7nm Bitcoin Mining EquipmentJapan’s GMO Internet has postponed the shipments of its two lines of 7nm bitcoin mining rigs. A representative of the company has clarified the situation to news.Bitcoin.com, noting that some refunds have already been issued. In addition, the company is planning to relocate its mining operations. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space […]

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Bitmain Restructures Leadership Board Positions Ahead of IPO

According to recent reports, Chinese cryptocurrency mining giant, Bitmain, is undergoing a major leadership shuffle as the company restructures its board of directors ahead of its imminent IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Bitmain’s upcoming IPO is expected to set a record for the cryptocurrency industry and will likely solidify Bitmain’s market share of

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Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed Figure

Bitcoin Group SE Buys Investment Bank Tremmel for Undisclosed FigureBitcoin Group SE has bought 100 percent shares of investment bank Tremmel for an undisclosed amount. This is the German digital currency exchange operator’s second acquisition in 2018. Bitcoin Group, which holds current assets of $40 million, said Tremmel allows it to issue its own cryptocurrency-related products, conduct proprietary trading and operate bitcoin ATMs. Also […]

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Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in Cryptocurrency

Regulations Roundup: Chinese Mining Farms Undergo Tax Inspection, Michigan Bans Campaign Donations in CryptocurrencyIn recent regulatory news, we report on an authorized mining company in China that has had its operations temporarily halted for tax inspection and implementation of real-name registration processes. We also look at the Michigan Secretary of State’s ban on crypto-based political donations, as well as the recent certification of X8’s stablecoin for Shariah compliance. In addition, […]

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Bitcoin Drifts Lower Under $6,400 as Altcoins Have Mixed Trading Session

Bitcoin drifted lower on Tuesday leading to a mixed trading session for altcoins. Most major cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are currently trading sideways, either trading up or down by a marginal percentage. At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down 0.5% at its current price of $6,370. It is beginning to gradually drift nearer

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes Hard

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes HardThere are less than two days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network faces a contentious hard fork and BCH markets are showing some unusual activity. They are being driven by heavy trading volumes that have doubled in the last two days, while BCH/USD short positions on Bitfinex have touched an all-time high. At the […]

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Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3-Million Customer Mark

Digital Bank Revolut Surpasses 3-Million Customer MarkU.K. startup Revolut has announced that its customer base has surpassed three million users. The fintech platform, which has quickly become a viable online alternative to traditional banking, was established in 2015. It currently offers payment and exchange services for a growing number of fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies. Also read: Huobi Opens in Russia, Plans […]

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The Daily: Coffee Company to Pay Farmers in Bitcoin, Bitfury’s Latest Investment

In today’s edition of The Daily, we feature an upcoming bitcoin cash token backed by physical diamonds and an American coffee company that has decided to add cryptocurrencies to its payment options. Additionally, we look at a public mining company that may get a dual listing in Canada, as well as the latest investment by […]

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President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency Plan

President of Marshall Islands Faces Challenge Over National Cryptocurrency PlanThe president of the Marshall Islands, Hilda Heine, has narrowly survived a no-confidence vote. One of the principal catalysts for the challenge to Heine’s leadership has been opposition to her plan to introduce a national virtual currency. Also Read: Venezuela: Petro Can Be Converted to Any Cryptocurrency If Bought This Year Heine Barely Survives No-Confidence Vote […]

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Sompo Holdings Acquires 10% Stake in Kenyan Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitpesa

Sompo Holdings Acquires 10 Percent Stake in Kenyan Cryptocurrency Exchange BitpesaJapanese insurance group Sompo Holdings has acquired a 10 percent stake in Bitpesa, a Kenyan digital currency exchange and payments company, for 570 million yen ($5.02 million). The deal is expected to further digitize the insurer’s international remittance service. Also Read: Namibian Bitcoin Trading Platform BTN Persevered Despite Crypto Ban Crypto-Backed Remittances Sompo Holdings said in […]

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