Craig Wright’s much-derided claim to be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto got a big boost from the U.S. copyright office today. On May 21, the wealthy nChain founder was granted copyright registration for the original whitepaper—”Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”—as well as the original Bitcoin source code.
It’s one of the worst kept secrets in crypto: The recent rally in Bitcoin came from a massive issuance of tethers.
It’s time for cryptocurrency investors to stop hoarding and start putting their digital assets to work. That was one message Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong offered attendees at Coindesk’s Consensus 2019 conference in New York on May 15.
Hacked cryptocurrency exchange Binance has restarted trading and withdrawals after a security update this morning. The exchange lost 7,070 bitcoins on May 7, when a hacker used phishing to beat its two-factor identification procedures. At the time, the loss was valued at about $40 million. Given the price jump in the past week from about $6,000 to nearly $8,000, the theft was worth almost $57 million at press time, according to CoinMarketCap.