Posted Date: February 8, 2018
Three of Australia’s ‘big four’ banks have issued comments regarding their respective policy positions with regards to their customers’ ability to purchase cryptocurrency using accounts issued by said banks. The statements come weeks after reports surfaced detailing an apparent banking embargo on the part of Australian banks targeting cryptocurrency businesses. Also Read: Australian Freeze: Big Aussie […] The post Leading Australian Banks Allow Customers to Purchase Cryptocurrencies appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
Despite being associated with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ethereum, ripple’s status as a decentralized currency is a matter of dispute. Critics have taken aim at XRP for years, claiming that Ripple exerts an unprecedented degree of control over transactions, something the company has always denied. A new report from Bitmex Research, whose cryptocurrency analysis […] The post New Research Suggests Ripple Is Even More Centralized Than Previously Thought appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
According to reports on Tuesday, a large quantity of U.S. media outlets were sent an email from an individual claiming to be a representative of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). The message contained a phony invitation to a press conference between the media, the PBOC, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and said […] The post Phony PBOC Email Sent to U.S. Media Aimed to Manipulate BTC Price appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission began in earnest at the United States Senate Dirksen office building Tuesday, 6 February. The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs summoned respective Chairs of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and US Commodity […] The post Landmark Senate Crypto Hearing Seen as Mostly Positive by Bitcoiners appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
Benefit from policy, internet and funding, the Chinese Culture & Entertainment industry is currently booming with the expectation of beating North American market. Amid the dizzying boom, global leading artists from Taylor Swift to Ian Somerhalder are trying to attract more Chinese audiences by setting up a Sina Weibo account. This is still not enough to help them build a great connection with fans considering the fact that their Weibo accounts are actually in the charge of Chinese managers. How can celebrities reach out to their overseas fans directly without a third-party? How can fans give more support to their idols without an agent? That's how StarChain enters the picture. The post PR: StarChain – Reshaping the Entertainment Industry Using Blockchain appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has been studying cryptocurrency developments and there is no strong case to ban crypto trading, a high-ranking government official told lawmakers. The adoption of regulations in other countries in the region has increased pressure on authorities in the city-state to clarify their stance on bitcoin, as more crypto companies in […] The post No Strong Case to Ban Crypto Trading, Singapore Says appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, gave a talk at Goethe University in its House of Finance, Tuesday, 6 February in Frankfurt. Titled Money in the Digital Age: What Role for Central Banks?, the talk saw Mr. Carstens acknowledge “We have seen a bit of a shift, to issues at […] The post World Central Banker to Central Banks: Bitcoin Is a Bubble, Ponzi, and Disaster appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency markets have been extremely bearish over the past six weeks straight, and many investors are waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel. Last year around this time we reported on a variety of cryptocurrency dignitaries, pundits, and bigwigs and they revealed to us that their outlook for 2017 was […] The post Dignitaries, Pundits, and Bigwigs Reveal Their 2018 Crypto-Predictions appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
With the Super Bowl now well behind us, NFL players can today focus on what they really care about, bitcoin. You might have thought that locker room talk only cover sports and women, but an insider reveals that professional players actually like to discuss the ups and down of the cryptocurrency market between themselves. Also […] The post NFL Superstars Like to Talk About Bitcoin Just Like the Rest of Us appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Posted Date: February 7, 2018
Government officials can’t seem to make their minds up about bitcoin. Politicians like the underlying technology, they are prone to insist, but aren’t sure about the cryptocurrency itself, which is used by criminals to launder money, they reiterate. In as many weeks, European Commission-affiliated groups have issued two seemingly contradictory statements on the matter. Either […] The post The European Commission Loves Blockchain’s Transparency – Except for When It Doesn’t appeared first on Bitcoin News.