Bitcoin 

Ripple Releases XRP Worth $225 Million From Escrow

Ripple has found itself in the eye of the storm at different points this year for selling a large amount of XRP at regular intervals. The San Francisco-based company is the biggest holder of XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, and hence its actions have a bearing on the price of the token. How Will the Market React? In a new development, it has emerged that the fintech company has released another 1 billion XRP tokens, which are worth $225 million. Despite enjoying such a large…

Read More
Bitcoin 

UPbit Loses $49 Million Worth of Crypto in Major Hack

UPbit, a South Korean-based crypto exchange, has lost 342,000 worth of ether (ETH), accounting for approximately $49 million USD, in a hack earlier today. UPbit Says Investors Assets Are Safe The exchange has suspended its deposit and withdrawal service after confirming in a statement that the assets had been stolen from the Upbeat Ethereum hot wallet to a previously unknown wallet address. UPbit has said that it will cover the losses but added that it may take at least two weeks before the exchange’s services are fully functional again. Any…

Read More
Blockchain 

Is Bitcoin Mining Worth It In 2018?

Is Bitcoin Mining Worth it in 2018? The financial industry was rocked in 2009 when a user (or users) with an alias of Satoshi Nakamoto introduced Bitcoin to the world.  The cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is a digital currency that can be used as a global payment system.  It was the first of its kind to work without an administrator or central bank – transactions are peer-to-peer, and are verified through a blockchain. But you’re not here for a history lesson, this piece is meant to help you further understand the complex…

Read More
Blockchain 

$6.4 Milllion USD Worth of FSN Tokens Stolen in Fusion Network Hack

Fusion Network, a blockchain-based stablecoin exchange, has announced that $6.4 million USD worth of FSN tokens have been taken from a compromised wallet. The foundation in charge of the network revealed the theft in a blog post on Saturday, September 28. The post stated that one of the network’s wallets, containing 10 million of the Fusion Network’s native FSN tokens and 3.5 million ERC-20 FSN tokens had been emptied. The blog post went on to suggest that the theft may have been an inside job: “There is uncertain evidence showing that theft…

Read More
Blockchain 

Bitcoin Transaction Worth $1 Billion USD Moved to Single Wallet

Over $1 billion USD worth of Bitcoin was transferred to one wallet today in a major transaction, making it the fifth richest Bitcoin wallet in existence. The Richest Non-Exchange Address A group of large-scale Bitcoin owners, known as whales, moved 94,504 Bitcoins to an unknown wallet, which now becomes the richest non-exchange address, as well as the fifth richest overall. The amount is equal to 0.5% of all the Bitcoin currently in existence. It is not yet entirely clear where the transaction originated from; however, TokenAnalyst believes that at least one…

Read More
Blockchain 

Bitcoin Mining Manufacturer Canaan Files for IPO in US Worth $200 Million

As per a report, Canaan Creative, the major Bitcoin miner manufacturer, is supposed to have confidentially filed for an IPO in the US. As Bitcoin has grown into one of the biggest cryptocurrencies in the world, a range of industries have cropped up that are seeking to provide services that will help create a more robust ecosystem, and most of them are bearing fruit. For instance, new crypto exchanges are cropping up every other day, and it has become an industry in itself. However, not much has yet been talked…

Read More
Blockchain 

Bitfinex Plans to Sell $1 Billion Worth of LEO Tokens

Bitfinex has revealed plans of selling its asset LEO, which is estimated to be worth $1 billion. Although this might be seen as a bland move, leading analysts have nonetheless warned that it might hurt Bitcoin. $1 Billion Worth of LEO Tokens In a report last week by NewsBTC, Dovey Wan, the founder of Primitive Ventures, indicated that Bitfinex had plans of raising over $1 billion through the offering of its branded crypto assets through an on-platform initial coin offering. A section of the crypto community took the news as…

Read More
Blockchain 

Proof of Capital | A New Blockchain Venture Fund Worth $50 Million

A new blockchain-focused venture capital fund called Proof of Capital has been established by a group of investors. The aim of the $50 million USD fund is to encourage further adoption of blockchain technology. Blockchain Venture Fund: Proof of Capital The new fund has been founded by three partners: Phil Chen, Chris McCann, and Edith Yeung. It will invest in early-stage startups that are involved in blockchain technology. The group has highlighted various areas of the blockchain ecosystem that it is looking to back, including remittances, custody, wallets, security, and…

Read More
Bitcoin 

JPMorgan Claims Bitcoin Isn’t Worth Mining Anymore

JPMorgan analysts are taking jabs at Bitcoin once more. The executives at this major US bank have never been fond of digital currency and blockchain technology. Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan’s CEO, temporarily pulled back on his comments when BTC hit its all-time highs. Shortly after, the coin began to crash, and his skepticism picked up again. According to a Bloomberg report, the bank’s analysts say that it costs more to create one Bitcoin than it’s worth. In Q4 2018, it cost around $4,060 to mine one BTC and currently, the price of the digital…

Read More