New Shakepay Feature Turns Your Spare Change Into Bitcoin

Mobile cryptocurrency exchange and peer-to-peer wallet Shakepay has announced a new product that allows its Canadian customers to buy bitcoin with spare change. Dubbed “ShakePay Change,” the pre-launch of the service was announced in a Medium post. The new service connects to a user’s bank credit and debit card, rounds up every purchase made to …

Only Binance and Bitfinex Do Not Fake Volume, New Report Finds

The Blockchain Transparency Institute has released its December Exchange Volumes Report, delving deeper than ever before into suspected wash trading. The conclusions paint a rather damning picture. Only 2 of CoinMarketCap’s top 25 BTC pairs aren’t massively inflating actual volume. It’ll Come Out In The Wash As part of the report, the Institute used its algorithm …

Romania Bitcoin Exchange CoinFlux Halts Activities after CEO’s Arrest

CCN recently reported on the case of CoinFlux CEO Vlad Nistor. The Romanian bitcoin exchange executive has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering and other crimes and is currently fighting extradition to the United States. Earlier this week, CoinFlux posted to Medium.com to inform followers that they are unable to access parts of their …

Finland Hands Over Info for 2,700 Danish Traders to Denmark’s Tax Agency

Finnish tax authorities have handed over information on 2,700 bitcoin traders to its Danish counterpart, Skattestyrelsen (SKAT). According to a press release, the traders used an undisclosed Finnish exchange to collectively purchase and sell some $15.65 million worth of bitcoin (102.7 million kronor) between 2015 and 2017. A handful of these investors traded amounts between …

Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Following news that verified crypto-user numbers doubled in the first three-quarters of 2018, the study by Cambridge University also concluded that the death of Bitcoin amid an 85% drop in price has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ by the media.  Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Diversifying Aside from the influx of new users, the report titled 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study reveals several …

Bitcoin Has Outperformed Apple & other Tech Stocks Since Last January

In January of last year, the U.S. stock market went through one of the largest bull markets in recent history, with technology stocks like Alphabet and Apple achieving record high numbers. Within the past two years, the stock price of Apple (AAPL) increased from $115 to $165, by 43.7 percent. Alphabet (GOOGL), the parent company …

Another Day Another New Low For Crypto Markets

Crypto markets dump to new lows again; Bitcoin Cash, SV, nearly dead, Litecoin surviving. As predicted yesterday crypto markets have dumped to a new low during intraday trading. A minor recovery during the week could not be sustained and total market capitalization has fallen to a new low of $101 billion a few hours ago. …

Op Ed: Bitcoin Is a Declaration of Our Monetary Independence

Nick Spanos is an early adopter and innovator in the blockchain space. He is best known for launching Bitcoin Center NYC, the world’s first live cryptocurrency exchange, in 2013, right next to the New York Stock Exchange — as immortalized in the Netflix documentary “Banking on Bitcoin.” As part of Bitcoin Magazine’s series of interviews …

Market Analyst Tom Lee Says ‘Fair’ Price of Bitcoin is Over $13K

Fundstrat Global Advisors Head of Research, Tom Lee, holds that the current price of Bitcoin is wrong based on a range of factors. The BTC permabull has also refused to give any further price predictions.  Bitcoin’s Fair Value Between $13,800 and $14,800 According to Tom Lee, the current market conditions for Bitcoin are wrong. Bloomberg reports that the …