Ripple Announces New Partnership with UK Remittance Firm

Ripple, the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has announced a new partnership with UK remittance firm Xendpay. The London-based firm will now become a part of Ripple’s global settlement platform, RippleNet, according to a press release issued today. Joining RippleNet will now allow Xendpay access to markets in Bangladesh, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia,…

Secondary Market for Telegram Tokens Sees 400% Return for Investors

Telegram’s eagerly awaited blockchain, Telegram Open Network (TON), is set to be launched on October 31. However, the yet-to-be issued tokens are already trading on an unauthorized secondary market. Purchase Agreement Does Not Allow For Resale Investors are already seeing returns as high as 400% on Telegram tokens, known as grams; however, secondary buyers run…

Bakkt Set for September Launch: Here’s What You Need to Know

Bakkt, the long-awaited crypto services platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, is finally set for launch on September 23. Despite being officially announced in August 2018, the platform only received a trust charter from New York State Department of Financial Services this week, which clears the way for the company to begin offering its highly-anticipated physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. Bakkt…

The IRS has Words for Crypto Investors… Again: Tax Warnings

The cryptocurrency industry may still be going strong, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t had its share of problems. Nor does it mean everyone is a fan of virtual currencies. The IRS certainly isn’t, and crypto investors have learned that the hard way the past two months. Here’s what we know. IRS has Words for…

Binance Expected to Resume US Operations in the Next 2 Months

When it comes to trading in cryptocurrencies, it is always far more effective if one can trade on a large exchange. Large exchanges offer a lot of options with regards to the range of cryptocurrencies, liquidity, and other services. Over the course of the crypto boom that started a few years ago, some exchanges have…

8 Signs That Show That a Crypto Platform is Safe to Trade On

Considering the recent rise in the price value of cryptocurrency, it’s no surprise that the rate of crypto-maniacs yearning to cut their own piece of cake via trading has also increased. While this idea of ‘crypto trading’ looks lucrative and profitable, keep in mind that there are dozens of scammers masquerading their identity as “trusted…

SEC Files Lawsuit Against Veritaseum (VERI) Founder

The SEC has filed an emergency lawsuit against Veritaseum (VERI) and its founder Reginald Middleton with the New York Eastern District Court. The action aims to prevent Mr. Middleton from spending $8 million USD raised by the company in an ICO. “Knowingly Misled” VERI Investors The SEC alleges that Mr. Middleton “knowingly misled” investors about…

Crypto Criminals Take in $4.3 Billion in 2019, CipherTrace Reports

Cryptocurrency criminals have taken in an estimated $4.3 billion USD in 2019, according to CipherTrace. CipherTrace, a cryptosecurity company based in Silicon Valley, has released its Q2 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Report, which is a detailed overview of major cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud around the world. The firm’s Q1 report estimated that cybercriminals…

Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits 80 Quintillion for the First Time

Bitcoin (BTC) surpassed another milestone on Thursday, August 8, as the world’s leading cryptocurrency’s hash rate hit 80 quintillion for the first time. This news comes during a good week for BTC, which saw the coin’s value top $12,000 USD twice in three days amid fears that a global recession is on the horizon. What is…