Neil Liversidge, a veteran financial advisor, has called on the government of the United Kingdom to ban transactions in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC). Liversidge, the owner of the independent financial advisory firm West Riding Personal Financial Solutions, started a petition urging local financial authorities to stop crypto transactions in the U.K. The petition reads: “Legislate
Originally slated for December 1, 2020, Bitcoin Core version 0.21.0 is now available for download, and includes a handful of notable changes to Bitcoin’s primary software implementation. Most notably, Bitcoin now supports Tor’s latest address format, Taproot’s code is now live for testing and Bitcoin Core finally gets manual fee setting. With Bitcoin’s price pumping,
RIF, the utility token for smart contract network RSK, shot up over 30% in price after an appearance by its founder on the Jan. 13 edition of The Pomp Podcast. The gain equates to a $36 million increase in market cap for RIF, most of which has occurred in the last 12 hours. $RIF up
Anatoly Aksakov, a member of the Russian State Duma, has reiterated his negative stance on Bitcoin (BTC) shortly after the cryptocurrency briefly retouched $40,000 on Jan. 14. In an interview with local news agency TASS, Aksakov argued that Bitcoin is not backed by anything and thus the Bitcoin bubble is poised to burst sooner or later:
As the cryptocurrency market is showing signs of bullish continuation on Jan. 15, Raoul Pal, the CEO of Real Vision Group and an avid Bitcoin (BTC) investor, is optimistic about the price of Ether (ETH). Pal also says he’s looking to add “higher risk alts.” ETH/USDT 4-hour price chart (Binance). Source: TradingView.com Is an altseason coming?
There’s a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that lets ETH holders back Ethereum 2.0 without losing liquidity, and it wants to give its participants a vote. Until Feb. 12, ETH holders have a chance to earn some of the governance token for Lido, a new decentralized finance (DeFi) and staking protocol. There will be other opportunities
The amount of Ether held on exchanges has plunged over the past two days, with CryptoQuant data indicating that just 8.1 million ETH is currently sitting in the reserves of centralized exchanges. The acceleration of ETH being taken off exchanges was highlighted by Nuggets News’ Alex Saunders, who noted a 10% drop in Ether reserves
The total cryptocurrency market capitalization is back above the $1 trillion level as Bitcoin (BTC) bulls pushed the price back to $40,000 on Jan. 14. Daily cryptocurrency market performance. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin price rallied to $40,099 in the early trading hours on Jan. 14 according to data from Cointelegraph Markets and TradingView before pulling back
Digital asset exchange Dacxi is joining CryptoUK, a self-regulatory trade association for the U.K. cryptocurrency industry. According to an announcement from CryptoUK today, Dacxi will be joining the group as its 8th executive member alongside exchanges Binance.UK, Coinbase, CryptoCompare, Electroneum, eToro, Ripple and Simmons & Simmons. Executive members are responsible for collaborating “to lead the
The recent alliance of pirate academic library Sci-Hub and a blockchain-based domain name system (DNS) was celebrated by the blockchain community. Now, it’s already over. Less than two days after registering its domain on Handshake, the distributed network for storing domain names, Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan told CoinDesk she discontinued it because of the lack
Decentralized exchanges (DEX) are a giant leap in permissionless and transparent trading, and they exist as fantastic alternatives to centralized exchanges. While DEXs ease the process of listing new ERC-20 tokens and remove the need to pay a central authority high listing fees, they stil have the issue of high gas fees. This is precisely
In response to a deluge of comments, the Treasury’s anti-money laundering office is slowing its roll on a rushed proposal to monitor a whole new range of cryptocurrency transactions. On Jan. 14, the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced that they were extending the window on comments in response to a rule originally announced
Decentralized finance platform Gnosis is now the third-largest holder of the Ether (ETH) coin supply. Gnosis’ multisignature storage safe received a deposit of 1,500,000 ETH on Thursday — worth over $1.7 billion at the time of the transaction. Although its foray into the storage industry began a little over a month ago, a vast majority of the
Bitcoin miners representing roughly 91% of the network’s hashpower have demonstrated support for Bitcoin’s biggest upgrade in years, Taproot. These activation methods vary the length of time required and whether or not to include a measure that would force the upgrade through full nodes with a “user activated soft fork.” Given miner support, Bitcoin developers
It’s been a rough week for the Aragon governance platform where philosophical differences have brought about a long list of resignations. Aragon co-founder Jorge Izquierdo announced on Jan. 11 he would no longer be working as CEO of the for-profit Aragon One, a company dedicated to building tools and services related to Aragon. Aragon is
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey cited his passion for Bitcoin and decentralization in a 13-Tweet thread today explaining why the company banned U.S. President Donald Trump from the platform last week. Although claiming this was the “right decision for Twitter,” Dorsey admits it sets a dangerous precedent. Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation.