5 March 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
A long-standing legal drama finally found resolution on Feb. 23, with the New York Attorney General’s office announcing that it had come to a settlement with cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex after a 22-month inquiry into whether the company had been trying to cover up its losses — touted to be worth $850 million — by misrepresenting the degree to which its Tether (USDT) reserves were backed by fiat collateral. ... Read more

3 March 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Ripple partner MoneyGram is facing a lawsuit alleging the firm issued misleading statements and failed to disclose XRP's status as an unlicensed security. Payments company MoneyGram International has been sued over alleged false statements, made regarding its partnership with Ripple Labs and their XRP cryptocurrency. ... Read more

1 March 2021 By Lilly Harvey
The first phase of Switzerland’s two-part crypto and blockchain regulatory framework is effective as of today. On Monday, part one of the Swiss blockchain law covering company reforms went into effect. Back in September 2020, the country’s parliament passed an expanded regulatory framework for crypto and blockchain technology in the country. ... Read more

26 February 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Cryptopedia is a free educational resource that provides an introduction to digital-asset investing. Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini’s president, unveiled Cryptopedia on Thursday. He described the new platform as a “free resource that provides open-access, high-quality crypto education to the world.” ... Read more

24 February 2021 By Dominic Robinson
The former aide to Representative Davidson will join crypto's leading trade association. The Blockchain Association, a leading trade association and lobbying group, has hired Ron Hammond as its new director of government relations. The Blockchain Association has been one of Washington, D.C.'s biggest advocates for the crypto industry since its launch in 2018 ... Read more

22 February 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Developers are switching their efforts to DeFi as it takes a larger slice of the crypto market. Software engineers and developers are slowly switching their attention from layer-one blockchains once dubbed ‘Ethereum killers’ to the ever-increasing number of new decentralized finance protocols. ... Read more

20 February 2021 By Lilly Harvey
The tech giant purchased 43,338 metric tons worth of soil carbon credits that are representative of carbon sequestration at ranches in New South Wales. Microsoft has employed blockchain technology to purchase soil carbon credits in Australia. In combination with Regen Network — built on the Cosmos blockchain — the CarbonPlus Grassland credits were initially issued to two ranches in New South Wales. ... Read more

17 February 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
Cardano’s Mary upgrade and token gains are poised to compete with Ethereum, while metrics suggest that Ethereum is still king. The Cardano Foundation's coin ADA, hit its all-time high of $0.97 on Feb. 12, having started the year trading at $0.18, thus entailing 438% gains year to date ... Read more

15 February 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Cynthia Lummis, the first U.S. senator to own Bitcoin, will launch a Financial Innovation Caucus to educate her fellow-senators about Bitcoin and crypto assets. Senator Cynthia Lummis, the first senator in the history of the United States to own Bitcoin, has revealed plans to launch a Financial Innovation Caucus to educate her fellow senators on cryptocurrency and digital assets. ... Read more

13 February 2021 By Dominic Robinson
The Monero community has raised $150,000 as part of a proposal to add XMR as a payment option on the Tesla website. The Monero community has posted a proposal to add XMR as a payment option on the Tesla website. ... Read more

11 February 2021 By Evan Fitzgerald
An unknown client in Russia has stacked 20,000 Bitcoin miners at one of BitRiver’s locations in Siberia. Russia has reportedly imported thousands of cryptocurrency mining devices amid a massive surge in the crypto market. ... Read more

7 February 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Increasing interest and growth in the blockchain-based multiplayer gaming industry are the key factors pushing the price of FunFair (FUN) higher. Many DApps and blockchain-based games are designed with casino-style and RPG features that allow players to use cryptocurrency for gambling. ... Read more

3 February 2021 By Dominic Robinson
In the digitizing world, identity is everything and blockchain is to make it safe for everyone: users, businesses and governments. Decentralized identity is a function of blockchain technology that delivers real-world benefits to users quickly and easily, allowing them to benefit from things such as easier logins, faster credit checks and an overall smoother online experience. ... Read more

1 February 2021 By Lilly Harvey
Ripple has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the SEC which targets documents pertaining to Ethereum co-founders. Ripple's case before the Securities and Exchange Commission is threatening to have major, well, ripple effects for the industry. ... Read more

30 January 2021 By Lilly Harvey
The potential of Ether greatly exceeds Bitcoin, and the community is beginning to understand the value of ETH. During the second half of 2020, we saw a growing interest in cryptocurrencies from institutional investors and big capital. However, all the attention of the whales, as well as all the attention of the public, was fixed on Bitcoin (BTC) ... Read more

28 January 2021 By Dominic Robinson
Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Capital introduced a new Bitcoin fund in early January. He says that improved infrastructure and regulation have made BTC investments "as safe as owning bonds and commodities like gold." ... Read more