This weekly roundup of news from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong attempts to curate the industry’s most important news, including influential projects, changes in the regulatory landscape, and enterprise blockchain integrations. Memecoin culture clash Feed the gorillas token, or FEG, was a source of drama after memes were posted of Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Within the last hour Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped by more than 3%, extending the decline which started on May 12 and saw the digital asset drop as low as $46,000 on some exchanges. Initially, on May 12 it was Tesla’s announcement that it would stop accepting Bitcoin as payment over environmental concerns, along with technical
Tesla’s tag game with Bitcoin (BTC) might have triggered a race in the corporate world to invest in crypto, however, SoftBank still prefers to take a more cautious approach. Answering questions at SoftBank’s earnings news conference, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son admitted that he doesn’t know whethe crypto is good or bad. “There’s a lot of
Bitcoin (BTC) gained 4.3% on May 12 as cryptocurrencies recovered losses despite increasing turmoil on global stock markets. BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: Tradingview BTC price reverses upwards Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and Tradingview showed BTC/USD erasing almost all the previous day’s losses on Wednesday to trade above $57,500 at the time of writing.
Cryptocurrency traders awoke to an altcoin bonanza as a handful of meme tokens, along with some of the more established projects, staged double-digit rallies while Bitcoin (BTC) price slowly recovers to the $57,000 level. The biggest event generating conversations across the crypto sector and social media is the rise of dog-themed tokens inspired by the
Cryptocurrency investors in Hungary could be getting a major tax break very soon, as lawmakers seek to make the central European country more competitive in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In a video that appeared on Facebook Tuesday, Finance minister Mihály Varga outlined his government’s stimulus program through 2022. As part of the post-Covid-19
It was one of the most-anticipated releases of a games console for years — the PlayStation 5. Sony’s latest hi-spec model also couldn’t have come at a better time. Making its long-awaited debut in November 2020, gamers had high hopes of keeping entertained during a harsh winter… and averting boredom during coronavirus lockdowns that kept
Ninepoint Partners LP, one of Canada’s Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund issuers, has announced plans to offset the carbon footprint of its BTC ETF product. According to a release issued on Monday, Ninepoint has inked a partnership with carbon offsetting service provider CarbonX. As part of the partnership, Ninepoint will dedicate an undisclosed portion of its
Finding a trustworthy provider, and certainty when it comes to fees, can be tricky. Just like businesses with decades of trading experience gain the trust of shoppers, crypto brands that have been around since the early days of Bitcoin achieve credibility — establishing a track record for delivering dependable service. Increasing numbers of large companies
Global public interest in Dogecoin (DOGE), as measured by internet search statistics, has exceeded that of Bitcoin (BTC) for the first time. According to data from Google Trends, values assigned to each cryptocurrency for May 2–8 stand at 56/100 points for DOGE versus 48/100 for BTC. As the chart below shows, search interest in DOGE
During an interview with Bloomberg TV on May 3, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao suggested that Bitcoin (BTC) “is probably less volatile” than the stock prices of Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA). Zhao argued that crypto’s volatility was not unlike the stock market, adding: that “volatility is everywhere” and that “it is not unique to crypto.”
Crypto exchanges with a presence in Turkey must now inform the Financial Crimes Investigation Board, or MASAK, about any crypto transactions over 10,000 Turkish liras ($1,200). Turkish Minister of Treasury and Finance Lütfi Elvan announced the new policy on a CNN Turk live broadcast last night. Two weeks after a $150 million fraud involving a
Another day, another spike in Bitcoin (BTC) leaving major exchange Coinbase as funds pour into the largest cryptocurrency. Data from on-chain monitoring resource Glassnode showed 12,354 BTC ($694 million) being withdrawn from the Coinbase order book in a single hour on May 7. Coinbase sees another BTC balance squeeze As the largest exchange in the
Since 2013 the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Fund (GBTC) has offered its investors exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) through a publicly quoted private instrument. However, the trust’s convertibility and liquidity vastly differ from an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Trusts are structured as companies, at least in regulatory form, and are ‘closed-end funds’ which can initially only be
In an August 2020 paper “Is bitcoin money?” Peter Hazlett and William Luther wrote that there exists only “a small corner of the internet where transactions are routinely conducted with Bitcoin serving as the medium of exchange.” But that corner may be growing into a room, or even a house now. “Demand for Bitcoin has
Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England has warned crypto investors of the dangers of participating in the market. Speaking during a conference on Thursday, Bailey balked at the notion of “cryptocurrencies,” stating that “crypto assets” was a more suitable nomenclature for describing virtual currencies. The BoE governor espoused well-worn anti-crypto rhetoric, specifically the