• Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Bitcoin awareness still lags among Blacks, Hispanics and women: Report

    A survey found 80% of white respondents are aware of Bitcoin, compared to 66% of Hispanic and 61% of Black participants. Women also lag

    Data showed that 78% of male survey respondents reported being aware of Bitcoin, compared to 71% of females. While that’s surprisingly good, given crypto’s reputation for being male-dominated, the numbers were far worse when it came to actual involvement in the cryptocurrency world. When limiting the sample to respondents who called themselves engaged with Bitcoin, the company found the numbers were 86% male to 14% female.

  • Crypto crime near $2B 2020
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Crypto crime near $2B in 2020, but still down 57% from 2019

    Blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace’s annual report said DeFi became ‘the next major threat vector for fraud and money laundering.’

    One reason for that decline is that while the number of incidents of thefts, hacks, and fraud remained largely the same, the take by criminals in 2019 was 160% higher than in 2020. This indicates growing “maturity in the crypto space as entities continue to harden systems and take precautions against inside and outside threats,” the report said.

  • binance survey crypto
    Cryptocurrencies,  People

    Binance Survey: Crypto buyers 4x more likely to regret missed opportunity

    The study also revealed that more than half bought crypto as part of a long-term investment strategy, 38% bought in because of their distrust of the current financial system and 27% because of fear of missing out

    Furthermore, the study also revealed that more than half—55%—bought crypto as part of a long-term investment strategy, 38% because of their distrust of the current financial system, and 27% because of fear of missing out, or FOMO.

  • Yellen crypto only curtail malign activities
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Regulation

    Janet Yellen clarifies crypto stance: Only wants to curtail ‘malign activities’

    ‘I think it important we consider the benefits of cryptocurrencies and other digital assets,’ the pick for U.S. Treasury Secretary says

    The former U.S. Federal Reserve chair said that she wanted to “curtail” the use of digital assets—amid concerns that it could be used for money laundering and the financing of terrorism. But in a written submission to the Senate Finance Committee, Yellen’s approach to Bitcoin and other digital assets seemed to be a little softer.