Ethereum 

California is Leading the Future of America’s Crypto Economy

Despite growing support, cryptocurrencies have yet to see mainstream implementation in the US economy. Many people and regulatory agencies are unsure of what to do with crypto, stalling its adoption. California has made some significant strides in this regard recently, setting an example for the rest of the nation. California is no stranger to embracing change, so its support for a cryptocurrency economy may not come as a surprise. Given its high population, economic status, and cultural significance, it also holds major influence over the rest of the country. As…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Trading 101 | 5 Golden Rules for Successful Trading

Do you follow some crypto trading rules? If you don’t have any, you should use these five golden rules for successful trading. Crypto trading isn’t about getting lucky a few times. If you want to find success with trading cryptocurrencies, you must base your good results on fundamentals, good habits, and experience. Making money as a crypto trader requires some discipline, and that means following some trading rules. 1. Invest Only What You Can Afford to Lose Like with any other type of investment, crypto trading is a risky business.…

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Bitcoin 

Will Crypto Surpass Gold as a Reserve Currency?

Gold has been the world’s standard reserve currency for hundreds of years. Even as the world has moved to fiat currency, governments and investors alike still look to gold as a reliable alternative. Given recent volatility, though, it may be crypto’s chance to step in as a different, perhaps more secure option. On Tuesday, August 11, gold experienced its largest one-day drop in seven years. Prices per ounce fell by 4.7% between Monday and Tuesday, bringing them down from above $2,000 to $1,932.28. This recent drop isn’t the only problem…

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Blockchain 

What to Do With Your Crypto 1099

For those trading in cryptocurrencies, crypto trading platforms are required to provide you with a form 1099 for use on your taxes. When doing so, the IRS is also notified of the information contained on the tax form. And although you will receive either a form 1099-K or a 1099-B, it is not always clear what the information is saying. For example, a Form 1099-K will provide you with a list of cryptocurrency transactions and sales, but it will not tell you what your tax liability for those transactions is.…

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Blockchain 

6 Types of Crypto Assets You Need to Know About

The cryptocurrency world is full of jargon; acronyms and futuristic words that could be straight out of the latest sci-fi flick. Along with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Litecoin, there are many other different types of crypto assets that can be found on the blockchain: Stablecoins As the name suggests, stablecoins are designed for stability. These are cryptocurrencies that are directly pegged to real-world assets. These assets could be precious metals like gold, oil, or silver, or national currencies like the dollar and euro. Regardless of the asset, the value of…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum Drops to $200 Levels as Crypto and Global Markets Crash

Ethereum (ETH) price has continued to fall after a dreadful weekend, which saw the price drop to around $198, wiping out last week’s gains. The cryptocurrency is currently trading slightly above the $200 support level and faces a nervy week in which it could drop as low as $170. Ethereum Drops to $200 as Crypto Markets Crash The coin has had a stellar year to date, having started the year at $130. It reached $280 in mid-February, outperforming even Bitcoin (BTC) in its percentage climb. However, there has been a…

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Blockchain 

BitGo Introduces Institutional Crypto Lending Service

The world of crypto has developed at a breakneck pace over the past few years, and in a new development, cryptocurrency firm BitGo has announced the launch of its own crypto lending service. In recent times, the crypto lending industry has grown at a decent pace, but there is still room for a lot of growth. Key Expansion The announcement from BitGo is an important one and could usher in a new era in this niche space in the crypto sphere. The company claims to handles 20% of all transactions…

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Cryptocurrency 

Crypto Capital Co-Founder Rejects Plea Deal in Shadow Bank Case

Crypto Capital co-founder Reginald Fowler has rejected a plea deal with the US government in an ongoing case in which he is accused of operating a “shadow bank” for several crypto exchanges. Fowler was indicted in April 2019, along with Israeli national Ravid Yosef, for allegedly running a shadow bank for several cryptocurrency firms, including Bitfinex and Tether, which are currently embroiled in a separate case in which they are accused of creating “the largest bubble in human history.” According to a letter submitted by the prosecution on January 31, the…

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Blockchain 

Zipmex Exchange Gets Crypto Trading License from Thai Regulators

The popularity of crypto trading has had a meteoric rise over the course of the past few years, and much of the reason behind the rise is due to the establishment of high-class crypto exchanges. In a new development that will come as a further boost to crypto enthusiasts, Zipmex has been granted the highly sought-after digital assets exchange license by the securities regulator of Thailand. Major Details Over the years, Zipmex has emerged as one of the most popular exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region. The new development paves the…

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Ethereum 

Gemini Launches Crypto Insurance Company with $200 Million Coverage

New York-based crypto-asset exchange Gemini has announced an increase in insurance coverage of its custody platform. The cryptocurrency exchange has increased its custody limit to $200 million. This is the largest cold storage insurance limit for any exchange globally. Gemini Launches Insurance Company This move indicates that Gemini Custody expects the demand for its services to increase. Considering the new coverage and the exchange’s reservation for accredited investors, it seems to now want to target large crypto holders in the future. The company is positioning itself to serve high-end crypto…

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