Who Created Bitcoin? Early Developer Jeff Garzik Gives His Best Guess

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Jeff Garzik, historically one of the major early contributors to the Bitcoin codebase and later a lead developer at BitPay, doesn’t know who created the flagship cryptocurrency. However, he has an educated guess. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, he spoke to his suspicions of the actual creator of Bitcoin. He has …

$6 Billion Wiped Out of Crypto Market in 48 Hours: Where to Next?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Over the last 48 hours, since November 7, the global crypto market has lost $6 billion of its valuation as it dropped from $220 billion to $214 billion, while Bitcoin remained stable. On November 6, major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ripple (XRP), Ethereum (ETH), Stellar (XLM), and Cardano (ADA) recorded large …

Poloniex Eliminates USDC Trading Fees to Boost Volume

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn In case you missed it, Poloniex, one of the major altcoin exchanges, was acquired by Circle in February. Previously, Circle was focused primarily on the major coins versus fiat pairings, but since its acquisition of Poloniex it has had the opportunity to dive into more tokens, and in September it launched its …

Abu Dhabi Bourse Issues Thought Paper as It Eyes Crypto Transition

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Abi Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on Tuesday issued a paper on crypto and distributed ledger infrastructure, Emirates News Agency reported. The “thought paper,” according to the $135 billion Bourse, identifies the technical and operational standards required to issue crypto-assets. It specifically assists financial institutions that are undergoing a transition from conventional asset …

Midterms See Largest US State Elect Pro-Bitcoin Governor

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Gavin Newsom is considered to be “pro-bitcoin.” Certainly, he’s willing to accept BTC for campaign contributions. He also has a record of being pro-technology in general, believing the government should be “performance-based” and that “government information and services at every level should be thoroughly ‘digitized,’ enabling citizens to conduct business with public agencies …

Ethereum Rises to $220 as Tokens Surge; Will SEC Impact the Market?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Supported by the 2 percent increase in the price of Bitcoin, major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum have demonstrated renewed short-term momentum. Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), and many other small market cap cryptocurrencies recorded gains in the range of 4 to 12 percent, with BCH recording a solid 10 percent surge in value. …

Apple Blackballs Wildly Popular Crypto Podcast ‘Off the Chain’ without Warning

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Apple abruptly removed the popular crypto podcast “Off the Chain” from its podcast store. The show is hosted by Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, the founder and managing partner of investment firm Morgan Creek Digital Assets. The sudden move has triggered widespread censorship concerns among fans. Pompliano tweeted on Nov. 5 that Apple mysteriously took …

Ripple (XRP) Briefly ‘Flippens’ Ethereum to Become 2nd-Largest Cryptocurrency

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Ripple (XRP), long the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, capped off an impressive single-day rally with a foray onto the market’s silver podium, briefly evicting ethereum (ETH) from the market cap ranking it has long called home. Ripple (XRP) Challenges Ethereum for Silver Podium The rally, as CCN reported, saw the ripple price rise …

Novogratz Says Bitcoin Will See Record Highs in 2019

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Mike Novogratz, the CEO of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, predicts that bitcoin will break out of its 2018 doldrums and soar to $20,000 in 2019 — fueled by a spike in institutional investments. The former Goldman Sachs investment banker says institutional “FOMO” (fear of missing out) will drive the market up …

Andreas Antonopoulos Calls Out Bitly for “Blacklisting” Crypto Sites

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the author of “Mastering Bitcoin” and a self-proclaimed “computer geek” who has dedicated his career to bitcoin, has a bone to pick with Bitly, the web-link shortening service. Bitly has seemingly blacklisted cryptocurrency sites from its service, prompting readers with a warning prior to redirecting to the original website, a …