In October 2019, unknown hackers infiltrated a Canadian insurance company by installing the malware BitPaymer, which encrypted the firm’s data and IT systems. The hackers demanded a ransom of $1.2 million be paid in Bitcoin (BTC) in return for the decryption software needed for the firm to regain access to its systems. The firm’s United
The Texas-based Blockcap Incorporated revealed the blockchain and mining firm has mined approximately 544 bitcoins during the first quarter of 2021. Blockcap says the $33 million worth of bitcoin stems from the firm’s fleet of 12,176 mining rigs. Blockcap Rakes in 544 Bitcoins During the last three months, bitcoin (BTC) markets have seen phenomenal gains
Bitcoin (BTC) has seen a classic indicator of a coming bull run pass a historic milestone as miners commit more and more resources to its future. According to data from on-chain monitoring resource Glassnode on April 16, Bitcoin’s network hash rate has passed total exahashes per second (EH/s) for the first time in its history.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) now has a new chairman, Gary Gensler. President Joe Biden’s pick, the MIT professor, whose classes included blockchain technology, digital currencies, and financial technology, has been confirmed by the Senate to lead the SEC. SEC Has a New Chairman President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Securities
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong has addressed the platform’s transaction fees as the company’s shares list on Nasdaq today. In a CNBC Squawk Box interview on Wednesday, Armstrong discussed public concerns associated with Coinbase’s massive returns coming from transaction fees. As previously reported, nearly 96% of Coinbase’s entire revenue in 2020 was generated from transaction fees
The price of bitcoin has crossed a new all-time high (ATH) on Tuesday, as the leading crypto asset has jumped to $63,275 per unit during the early morning trading sessions (EST). At the time of publication, the entire market economy with over 9,203 cryptos is valued at $2.153 trillion with $164 billion in global trade
Bitcoin (BTC) is a “caged bull” and the end of its current price run is nowhere near at $60,000, says Bloomberg Intelligence. In a tweet on April 12, senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone delivered his latest bullish verdict on the state of Bitcoin this month. Analyst: 2021 bull market is “tame” According to McGlone, who
press release PRESS RELEASE. YFX.COM is the world’s first decentralized cross-chain perpetual contract exchange. While other trading platforms that provide leverage alternatives exist, YFX.COM is trailblazing a decentralized alternative to centralized exchanges and perpetual futures trading without a central intermediary. YFX.COM does this by taking advantage of different protocols across the cryptocurrency landscape. Through a
The debate around the environmental impact of the Bitcoin mining ecosystem is heating up once again as academics have provided a fresh dose of perspective on the subject. In an opinion piece written by Noah Smith, a former assistant finance professor turned columnist, took aim at the Bitcoin (BTC) mining industry in March, suggesting that
Total Processing, a merchant services company has published a study this week about the most-watched cryptocurrency videos on Youtube during the last year. Even though bitcoin has climbed 700% since last April, ethereum has climbed 1,100% and videos pertaining to ethereum have accumulated the most views since April 2020. Ethereum Videos Are the Most Viewed
State Street, the second-oldest operating bank in the United States, is moving into the cryptocurrency industry by agreeing to provide its technology for a new crypto trading platform. Currenex, a forex technology provider owned by State Street, has entered into an agreement with crypto firm Puremarkets to provide its trading infrastructure and tech for the
Coinbase has announced its earnings estimates for the first quarter of 2021. The company says its estimated revenue for the period is nine times more than the amount generated in the same period last year. In addition, the crypto platform says it has 56 million verified users and a total trading volume of $335 billion.
Institutions should start buying Bitcoin (BTC) again, leading analyst PlanB has said as one exchange sees a fresh $250-million withdrawal. In a tweet on Tuesday, PlanB argued that conditions were now right for buyers to continue accumulating BTC with confidence. PlanB: “Probably time” for Q2 buying BTC/USD had seen a lack of momentum over the
Starbucks customers can now pay for items with bitcoin by leveraging the Bakkt digital wallet application. Bakkt’s CEO, Gavin Michael explained that 500,000 users participated in testing before the launch, as the company says it looks forward to expanding crypto assets to everyone. You Can Now Pay for Goods at Starbucks With Bitcoin You can
Coming every Saturday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week ETH breaks record all-time high amid fresh price surge Ether?
Public blockchain infrastructure provider Orbs is delivering a next-generation liquidity solution designed to encourage greater defi participation by separating stablecoin pooling from cryptocurrency pooling. Liquidity Nexus Protocol Aims to Forge Better Connections Between Defi and Cefi As decentralized finance (defi) aggressively expands its footprint in the cryptocurrency arena, one of the most significant pain points
Bitcoin (BTC) briefly hit $60,000 on April 2 in the latest installment of its slow grind back to all-time highs. BTC price taps $60,000 Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed bullish tendencies remaining overnight for BTC/USD, with local highs of $60,110 on Bitstamp. A correction brought the pair down nearer to $59,000, circling $59,500 at
Chipotle Mexican Grill says it is giving away bitcoin and free burritos to celebrate National Burrito Day. The company has created a game where each participant will have 10 tries to guess a valid six-digit code for a chance to win a free burrito or up to $25,000 in bitcoin. Free Burritos and Bitcoin Giveaway