IEO Frauds are Waiting to Happen

The week began on a very negative note for the cryptocurrency industry. Matic, one of the first tokens issued via Binance Launchpad, witnessed one of the harshest crypto crashes. It plunged by up to 70 percent within a matter of two hours. The wild downswing led social media to scream price manipulation, with noted market…

The Big Fat Stellar Pump; What’s Causing It?

Stellar is leading the gains in the cryptocurrency market on Tuesday as the blockchain project swells by 18 percent in market valuation. A back-to-back buying session has brought XLM, Stellar’s native token, up by more than 30 percent since yesterday. The XLM-to-dollar exchange rate is now sitting at $0.081, according to data gathered by CoinStats’…

Ripple’s XRP Leads Intraday Gains, Beats Bitcoin

Ripple’s XRP led intraday gains on Monday after rising 10 percent on a 24-hour adjusted timeframe, according to data provided by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. The third-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization outperformed the benchmark Bitcoin, as well as the rest of the top altcoins. Bitcoin, in particular, trended in positive territory but its gains…

Research: Bitcoin Gains are Closely Linked to Tether’s Issuance

Researchers have found a strong correlation between benchmark cryptocurrency bitcoin and its spin-off stablecoin Tether, according to a Bloomberg report.  Blockchain data forensic firm TokenAnalyst found that Tether’s issuance of fresh dollar-pegged tokens coincided strongly with the bitcoin price rally. On a day, the asset rose by as much as 70 percent right after Tether…

Bithumb to Discuss Bitcoin Regulations with the Indian Government

Bithumb Global announced it would work with the Indian Government to launch a regulated Bitcoin exchange. It also showed interests in promoting the cryptocurrency trade among the uninformed Indian investors. Bithumb co-founder and managing director, Javier Sim, announced the company’s further initiatives in the Indian commercial space. The statement implied partnerships with native Indian cryptocurrency…

US Exchanges’ Crypto Rating Council Faces Criticism

The newly formed Crypto Rating Council is already facing criticism for its role in categorizing cryptocurrencies. Tyler Gellasch, executive director at Healthy Markets, observed that some members of the council might have stakes in the cryptocurrencies under evaluation. That could unduly influence their assessment of the asset in concern. “A group of private companies jointly…

Catalysts Line Up to Boost Asia’s Bitcoin Market

More and more investors in Asia are exploring opportunities in the cryptocurrency market against the degrading condition of global markets. For example, the ongoing economic war between China and the US, as well as the China-Hong Kong conflicts, have had a significant impact on the financial system. The disputes have sent investors searching for alternative…

Upbit is Ending its Partnership with Bittrex

Cryptocurrency exchange Upbit is going to end its long-standing partnership with Bittrex on October 25. Since 2017, Upbit has shared its order books with Bittrex, which explains how the exchange was able to offer its users with more cryptocurrency pairs that other local bitcoin exchanges.  Coincidentally, October 25 is also the day when Upbit will…

Russian Banks Propose a Model for Legal Use of Cryptocurrencies

The Association of Russian Banks (ARB) has put forward a proposal to regulate the use of cryptocurrencies, especially by taxing them. On September 12, during the first session of the International Banking Forum in Sochi, Anatoly Kozlachkov, Vice President of the Association of Russian Banks, presented their report-proposal. “The problem is that the number is…