Robinhood’s Commission-Free Bitcoin Trading Now a Reality

California-based mobile trading app Robinhood is now officially offering cryptocurrency trading. To start, the two largest cryptocurrencies by market cap — bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum’s ether (ETH) — will be available to trade. The Palo Alto company will provide zero-free trading to its first batch of users. Also see: Crypto Please: America’s Olympic Luge Team Seeks […]

Tezos Foundation President Resigns Amid Internal Turmoil

Despite a massively successful ICO that raised over $230 million USD, the Tezos team has split over differences between Foundation president Johann Gevers and project founders Kathleen and Arthur Breitman. Earlier, citing “the best interest of the project”, Gevers announced he and one other Tezos Foundation member will leave the board and cede control over […]

Why Venezuela’s Citizens Should Worry About a National Cryptocurrency

While a lot is still unclear about Venezuela’s state-backed “petro” token, what is apparent is that many feel it’s potentially harmful for its people.

How Regulations Will Impact ICOs in 2018

Cryptocurrency has been around for a number of years, but it really gained traction and popularity in 2017. It went from being the money of the future to the latest and greatest way to invest and get a great return rather quickly. Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are one of the investments that gained popularity along with cryptocurrency because they go hand in hand. An ICO is a crowdfunding method that uses cryptocurrency instead of cash.

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Crypto Please: America’s Olympic Luge Team Seeks Bitcoin in Funding Bid

The USA Luge team doesn’t get as much love as some of their Olympic peers, especially when it comes to funding. So the Olympians recently turned to bitcoin donations to help pay for their competition costs. The athletes haven’t raised much yet, but a $25 BTC donation did trickle in after team member Chris Mazdzer won […]

Tesla Has Its Cloud System Hacked by Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

Researchers at cloud monitoring and defense firm RedLock detected that Tesla’s cloud system was infected by cryptocurrency mining malware. Hackers were able to breach into Tesla’s Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure due to an unprotected Kubernetes administration console. Also see: Why Trust Old Vulture Capitalists Like Paul Singer on Bitcoin? Subscribe to the Bitsonline YouTube channel for great […]

BitFunder CEO Charged by SEC with Defrauding Exchange Users

The SEC has formally announced charges of operating an unregistered securities exchange and defrauding users against BitFunder founder Jon E. Montroll. Although BitFunder hasn’t been active since 2013, its alleged fraud included the loss of over 6,000 bitcoins, which today represents close to $70 million USD. The Department of Justice (DOJ) also announced that Montroll […]

France’s Top Financial Watchdog Moves Against Crypto Derivatives

France’s top financial watchdog — the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) — just announced its opinion that “cash-settled cryptocurrency contracts” are officially derivatives. As such, the formal classification mandates these crypto products are subject to France’s strict derivatives laws and an advertising ban.  Also see: What Ban? Indonesian Regulator Asks Banks to Use Blockchain Technology Subscribe […]

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