• markets report bitcoin price
    Bitcoin,  Markets Report

    Markets Report: Bitcoin recovers from $29K dip; anger at double spend claim

    Troubled times for bitcoin as miner outflows combine with false rumors that the blockchain was compromised for the first time in history

    Data from price trackers including CoinMarketCap and TradingView showed a problematic 24 hours for Bitcoin, which looks to end the week in a decidedly more precarious position than that in which it began on Monday.

  • Chris Brummer to head CFTC
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    DC Fintech Week head Chris Brummer to head CFTC: Report

    The Georgetown Law professor would be the third Biden Administration nominee to a major financial regulator position with a deep knowledge of cryptocurrencies

    A crypto-trifecta could be coming home if reports that President Joe Biden plans to nominate Chris Brummer, a Georgetown University Law School professor, as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are true.

  • Russian court overturns Binance ban
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Russian court overturns Binance ban

    The ruling nullifies the September blacklisting of the cryptocurrency exchange by Russian telecom regulator Roskomnadzor

    Roskomnadzor banned Binance’s domain in late September for distributing prohibited information—specifically, instructions about acquiring digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC). This may be surprising to some, but Russians are still very much wary of cryptocurrencies. According to a report released at the time, only one in 10 locals would consider investing in digital assets.

  • Crypto users older than believed
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Crypto users are older than believed, survey finds

    Well over half the participants in a survey by Wirex and the Stellar Development foundation were older than 45, and more than a quarter were over 55

    Three-quarters of the survey participants said they view crypto payments as a viable alternative to traditional money transfer services, according to an announcement.