On July 11, hackers stole JPY 3.5 billion (USD 32 million) from the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BITpoint, its parent company Remixpoint confirmed today, adding that victims of the hack will be compensated. The exchange stopped all its services earlier today and promised to announce more details later. JPY 2.5 billion belong...
Payments giant Visa announced that crypto-linked card usage surpassed USD 1bn in the first half of 2021. Their consumers globally spent more than USD 1bn worth of cryptocurrency on goods and services through Visa's crypto-linked cards in the first six months of the year, the company said today. No further...
Major news for crypto adoption came out of a law megafirm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, as their clients can now pay in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies. The litigation giant said on Tuesday that it has started accepting BTC and other crypto from its clients as a payment, though...
Bitfxt, Africa's leading cryptocurrency exchange has released new features. The exchange which is now live, incorporates features which enable users make transactions at top speed, spend their cryptocurrency effortlessly, enjoy maximum security on their investments and get mouth watering rewards. Some of these features include The boundlesspay prepaid card which...
Polker.Game has been bringing a constant stream of updates, development, and listings over the last few months - and they are not showing any sign of slowing down. Polker is one of the major sponsors of Polycon 2021, the largest Polygon event of the year - all this less...
Grayscale Investments, the recognized digital currency asset manager, released its Q2 2019 report on investments in digital assets. According to it, the firm has now more than $2.7 billion assets under management, which shows the increasing interest in virtual currencies during the second quarter of this year. Bitcoin (BTC)...
Venezuela is reportedly using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to sidestep American sanctions using a Florida-based company – while the country’s financial regulator has green-lighted wide-reaching crypto pay measures for its own Petro token. Per a report published earlier this week by Spain’s ABC, travelers to Caracas airport are increasingly choosing to...
One of the most bullish non-crypto companies, US-based software developer MicroStrategy, just used the recent bitcoin (BTC) correction to increase their BTC stash. Per CEO Michael Saylor, the company has purchased an additional BTC 328 for around USD 15m in cash at an average price of USD 45,710 per BTC. As...
After some controversies regarding the KIK Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reiterated that Ethereum (ETH) is a usable currency rather than a security. This is very important for the crypto market and the Ethereum ecosystem as a whole. Ethereum Is A Currency Cryptocurrencies have yet...
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the crypto industry are likely to increase in the second half of 2020, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This is the opinion of industry players working in crypto and blockchain, who believe that the bigger companies are likely to step up their mergers and...