Nikkei Report Exposes PBoC’s Fear of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is giving the People’s Bank of China sleepless nights, according to a new report by the Nikkei Asian Review. The media coverage highlights how people in China have shown a middle-finger to the capital control measures imposed by their central bank and government. They are purchasing bitcoins en masse and using them in offshore…

Bitcoin Drops Ahead of Global Central Bankers Meet

Bitcoin is sliding downwards as investors await the meeting of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, starting today. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate today plunged to $9,810.44, according to data provided by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. At its weekly best, the pair was trading as high as $10,879.38. The move downward came despite warnings…

Bitcoin and Gold are Collectibles: Fund Manager

A fund manager associated with Pennsylvania-based investment management firm Valley Forge has questioned the safe-haven status of both Gold and its digital rival Bitcoin. Dev Kantesaria said in an interview with Business Insider that both the assets are no less than collectibles. “You are actually not buying any protection, you’re simply speculating,” the analyst noted….

Will the Real Satoshi Please Stand Up

The big secret at the core of Bitcoin is the identity of its creator, the pseudonym known as Satoshi Nakamoto. There have been many who claimed they created the benchmark cryptocurrency protocol – and failed. The most popular claim is from an Australian cryptographer Craig Wright – who literally sues anybody who questions him. However,…

Blow to Bitcoin as Trump Postpones China Tariffs

Bitcoin traded lower on Wednesday as the US delayed its plans to introduce fresh tariffs on some Chinese goods, registering yet another instance wherein the cryptocurrency shows correlation with macroeconomic events. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate established an intraday low of $10,574.08, according to data fetched by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. That brought the pair’s…

New Zealand Legalizes Wages Paid in Bitcoin

Companies based in New Zealand can now pay salaries in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, according to a new ruling. The New Zealand Inland Revenue announced on August 7 that companies which choose to pay their employee in cryptocurrencies can file for tax deduction under the existing scheme. The move verified bitcoin as a legal wager-payment method,…

ICOs Ate Away 87% of Their Raised Funds: Report

Blockchain projects that raised capital via the distribution of digitized private securities yielded 87 percent losses, according to the Block Crypto. The cryptocurrency news and research service found that the so-called initial coin offering projects, or ICOs, raised at least $14 billion to $65 billion between August 2014 and December 2018. But 90.2 percent of…

Bitcoin Uptrend Halts after Testing $12,000 as Resistance

The bitcoin price is looking to close Tuesday in a negative territory after posting seven consecutive bullish sessions. The bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate today established an intraday high of $12,253.66, according to data fetched by CoinStats’ cryptocurrency portfolio management app. Nevertheless, the pair couldn’t sustain those gains for a longer time. In less than three hours…