Strategist: Bitcoin more likely to be successful ‘in the long run’ than Ethereum

Lyn Alden likens Ethereum to the Concorde aircraft: functional, but not “an economically sustainable project.” One reason strategist and investment guru Lyn Alden isn’t invested in Ether is she considers the Ethereum network an “unfinished product” when compared with Bitcoin. Alden’s economic analysis of Ethereum released today compares the smart contract network to the Concorde […]

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Secure Bitcoin self-custody: Balancing safety and ease of use

With Bitcoin’s price clocking $40,000 recently, safe and secure measures for storing the valuable digital asset are once again on the agenda. Bitcoin’s supply is capped at 21 million, but a significant proportion of that total sum is likely lost forever. This situation is due to a variety of reasons such as lost private keys […]

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Algorithmic asset experiments continue to entice traders & developers

On the frontiers of algorithmic assets, trading isn’t the only activity that will raise your heartrate As the team behind Morph.Finance can attest, developing an algorithmic stablecoin project can be every bit as frustrating and thrilling as investing in one.  While algorithmic assets have retreated from mid-December marketcap highs, the space has nonetheless continued to […]

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JPMorgan Chase execs weigh in on stablecoin regulation, crypto competition

While the OCC’s new stablecoin guidance doesn’t have an impact on JPM Coin, it could lead to crypto payments if there’s demand During JP Morgan Chase’s Q4 2020 earnings call, CEO Jamie Dimon and CFO Jennifer Piepszak weighed in on the OCC’s recent approval of banks using stablecoins for payments, as well as whether or […]

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JPMorgan Chase execs weigh in on stablecoin regulation, crypto competition

While the OCC’s new stablecoin guidance doesn’t have an impact on JPM Coin, it could lead to crypto payments if there’s demand During JP Morgan Chase’s Q4 2020 earnings call, CEO Jamie Dimon and CFO Jennifer Piepszak weighed in on the OCC’s recent approval of banks using stablecoins for payments, as well as whether or […]

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Stacks announces major partnerships following mainnet launch

Foundry Digital and Blockdaemon are backing the launch of Stacks 2.0. Stacks, an open-source network for building smart-contract and DeFi bridges to Bitcoin (BTC), has secured several major partnerships in the wake of its mainnet launch — sending a strong signal that industry players are keen to back new use cases for BTC. The Stacks […]

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GBTC has a new a competitor in the OTC Bitcoin trust market

Another way to buy Bitcoin in stock form has surfaced. A firm called Osprey Funds is offering an over-the-counter, or OTC, Bitcoin (BTC) trust under the ticker symbol OBTC. The trust is similar to Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust, known as GBTC. “The Osprey Bitcoin Trust provides easy access to bitcoin,” the firm’s website says. “With a […]

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Stacks’ big week sees major partnerships follow mainnet launch

Foundry Digital, Blockdaemon and Upbit are backing the launch of Stacks 2.0. Stacks, an open-source network for building smart-contract and DeFi bridges to Bitcoin (BTC), has secured several major partnerships in the wake of its mainnet launch — sending a strong signal that industry players are keen to back new use cases for BTC. The […]

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Bitcoin slides under $35K despite Biden unveiling $1.9 trillion stimulus

Positive reactions to a $1.9 trillion stimulus package combine to squash Bitcoin’s bullish sentiment. Bitcoin (BTC) fell below $35,000 on Jan. 15 as renewed strength in the U.S. dollar piled pressure on the largest cryptocurrency. BTC bounced off support at $34,300 and is trading at $35,300 at the time of writing. BTC/USD 4-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). […]

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Liquidators seek expanded probe of alleged South African Bitcoin scheme

Liquidators of the embattled Mirror Trading International want a deeper probe of the alleged Bitcoin multi-level marketing scheme. Less than a month after a Cape Town High Court granted a provisional order of liquidation against Mirror Trading International, the liquidators are seeking expanded powers to investigate the company and recover investor funds. According to Herman […]

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