A group of Democrats led by Rep. Maxine Waters, the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter to Facebook formally asking the company to halt work on its Libra and Calibra projects. The letter, addressed to Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Head of Calibra David Marcus, requests that Facebook
Today, Coinbase announced that it will be supporting Chainlink (LINK) on their website as well as their Android and iOS apps. Customers will be able to buy, sell, transfer, receive, and store the currency. Per the exchange’s post on Medium: Starting today, Coinbase supports Chainlink (LINK) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS
Payments company Square is launching Bitcoin deposits for its Cash App. Prior to yesterday, users could only buy, sell, or transfer cryptocurrency to another wallet. According to Cash App’s website, the company will soon be allowing deposits from third-party wallets as well.
Back in March, the Amazon-owned live streaming video platform Twitch.tv removed cryptocurrency from its subscription payment options. Now, just as silently as they removed it, Twitch has re-added Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash back to their payment options. This comes just three months after it was removed, as Coindesk reported at the time: A Reddit user posted the
As you probably heard, the BitConnect Ponzi scheme is finally up. Unfortunately, however, the news of it being a complete sham didn’t make it to some diehard fans in time for them to get out — or if it did, they didn’t want to hear it. Hence, the BitConnect subreddit has been filling up with
Coinbase has announced that Bitcoin Cash, the resulting forked blockchain of a Bitcoin governance dispute that come into existence earlier this year, is now available to buy, sell, send, and receive on its user-friendly primary exchange. Per the company’s Medium post on the matter: We’re excited to announce that customers will be able to buy,
Brave, the company behind a relatively new blockchain platform that’s run on an altcoin by the name of Basic Attention Token (BAT), has announced that it is giving away $1 million in Basic Attention Tokens in a new effort to spur adoption and use of the digital advertising solution.
Mark Cuban, famed billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, took to Twitter yesterday to confirm that fans would be able to buy Mavs tickets with Bitcoin starting “next season.” The next NBA season commences this fall, so we could see the ability to buy Mavs tickets with BTC before the end of the
Last January, we told you about a tweet from renowned American businessman and billionaire Mark Cuban. In the tweet, Cuban said that his NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, would begin accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies “Next season.” The tweet has since been deleted.
Not surprisingly, BitConnect has decided to shut down its lending “services” after months of running what was effectively a Ponzi scheme. The company attributed its shutdown not to the fact that it was plainly unsustainable, but rather to bad press, cease and desist letters that originated from two US states, and DDoS attacks. We are
Coinbase, the popular San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that users can now withdraw their Bitcoin SV, or BSV for short. The new token was the result of a hard fork in Bitcoin Cash that occurred in mid-November, which essentially split the Bitcoin spin-off into two more chains: Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV.
Ripple has passed Ethereum to become the second most valuable Cryptocurrency, according to its current average price from cryptocurrency data aggregator Coin Market Cap. At the time of this writing, Ripple has a market cap of more than $100 billion, passing up the $69 billion of previous number two, Ethereum. According to FT, today’s surge