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  • Coinstar Machines in Select US States Now Sell BTC Vouchers
    On Jan. 17, financial services company Coinme announced that people visiting select Safeway and Albertsons stores in California, Texas, and Washington can now purchase bitcoin core (BTC) through Coinstar kiosks. Coinstar devices are fully automated self-service coin-counting machines and now thousands located in the U.S. market could be equipped to... Read more »
  • South Africa Wants to Mandate Registration of Crypto Service Providers
    A regulatory working group in South Africa, which includes the country’s central bank, has released a consultation paper on crypto assets this week. According to the document, all exchanges, wallet providers, Bitcoin ATMs and payment processors will have to register with the government in 2019.  Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing... Read more »
  • No Reason to ‘Bury’ Cryptocurrencies, Russian PM Medvedev Says
    Last year’s falling prices are not a good enough reason to “bury” cryptocurrencies, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said during a high-level economic conference. He believes Russia should carefully follow the developments around digital coins.   Also read: Clickbait Media Uses Bitcoin and Russia to Pump Headlines Again Russia Should... Read more »
  • Markets Update: Crypto Prices Drift Sideways While Traders Remain Uncertain
    A lot has changed since our last markets update as digital asset prices have been consolidating after the cryptoconomy’s last big drop in value. The entire ecosystem’s market valuation has lost about $10 billion over the last week, but stronger global trade volumes have managed to keep values afloat at... Read more »
  • American Companies Can Now Settle Payroll Taxes In Cryptocurrency via Bitwage
    International cryptocurrency payroll service provider Bitwage has announced that it has partnered with Texas-based Simply Efficient HR. The move will allow companies to pay W2 employee and payroll taxes in all 50 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico, using BTC and ETH. Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions... Read more »
  • The Daily: Crypto’s Latest VR World, New Blockchain Analytics Tools
    As the maxim goes, bear markets are good for building out cryptocurrency infrastructure – or “buidling” as the meme of the meme goes. Thursday’s installment of The Daily is rich in examples of the sort of development work being undertaken across the industry. From dapp trackers to virtual worlds, there’s... Read more »


  • Huobi’s Crypto Derivatives Market Has Already Passed $20 Billion in Trades
    Launched in November, Huobi’s crypto derivatives market is growing at a rapid pace. Fifteen days ago they revealed they had hit $10 billion in total volume, and today they announced they’ve seen $20 billion. In a note provided first to CCN, Huobi describes the timeline of the Derivatives Market in... Read more »
  • What Death Spiral? Bitcoin’s Hashrate is Still Climbing
    Following a period of sustained bearish sentiment in the Bitcoin mining market accompanied by three notable hashrate reductions in the final third of 2018, the flagship cryptocurrency’s network appears to be back on its way to optimum health. Bitcoin Reverses Hashrate Decline In December, CCN reported that the flagship Bitcoin... Read more »
  • Will the S&P 500 Crack 3,000 in 2019? Avalon Says Yes
    Avalon Advisors Chief Investment Officer Bill Stone believes that 2019 will be a record year for the stock market despite the December crash and subsequent sluggishness that has seen many investors adjust their outlook for the year ahead. Avalon’s Bill Stone Sees S&P 500 Hitting New Highs in 2019 Speaking... Read more »
  • Ethereum Postponed its Hard Fork, But Some Miners Didn’t Listen
    On January 15, Ethereum’s developers put out a security alert that they were postponing the scheduled Constantinople upgrade. Not everyone made the appropriate changes, however, and there is a currently a parallel universe of Ethereum mining. A “chain split” has occurred, and some miners are mining the unofficial Constantinople chain... Read more »
  • Fossil Shares See New Life after Firm Sells Smartwatch Tech to Google
    Watchmaker Fossil Group’s shares spiked today on news it had sold some of its smartwatch technology to Google in a deal worth $40 million. Announced today and expected to close in January, the deal launched Fossil’s share price as high as 10%. By close, though, it had ebbed back to... Read more »
  • Dow Jones Rockets after Report Claims Trade War Winding Down
    Led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the stock market rocketed after reports that the US was to begin lifting tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. However, the market pared those gains after subsequent reports indicated that no such plans had been made. Dow Jones Leaps 250 Points Before Falling Back... Read more »