As Venezuela Takes Aim at Remittances, Bitcoiners Take Collateral Damage

The Venezuelan government is cracking down on remittance payments with a new banking mandate, one that could put the country’s Bitcoin users on an even tighter leash. In a letter “addressed to all banking institutions,” the government has ordered all domestic banks to disclose the IP addresses, financial details, transaction amounts and locations of all […]

Origin Protocol Launches Decentralized Messaging Platform

Origin Protocol, one of the early initial token offerings listed on CoinList, has announced the launch of its new decentralized messaging service. Origin’s latest offering could challenge encrypted giant Telegram, which, while not decentralized, is widely used within the cryptocurrency community. Decentralized Options for Origin Participants Origin Messaging was designed to meet the need for […]

Colorado’s ‘ICO Task Force’ Levies Orders Against 3 Crypto Startups

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued signed orders to show cause that three cryptocurrency businesses have allegedly offered and promoted unregistered ICOs in Colorado. The investigation is part of a recent crackdown against fraudulent ICOs by officials of the Division of Securities under Colorado State’s Department Of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). ‘ICO Task Force’ Targets […]

Dfinity Raises $102 Million in Investment Round to Disrupt Cloud Space

Dfinity, a distributed ledger technology start-up dubbed the “world computer,” has announced it has raised $102 million in an investment round led by venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. Decentralized Cloud Startup Dfinity Raises $102 Million to Develop Cloud 3.0 Based in Zug, Switzerland, aka ‘Crypto Valley‘, Dfinity’s value proposition includes the development of a decentralized “internet […]

Bitcoin Mining Apps Still Live on Google Play Despite Ban

Google is reportedly hosting cryptocurrency mining applications in Play Store, despite a ban imposed last month. Google’s revised terms of service states that, “We don’t allow apps that mine cryptocurrency on devices.” However, the search engine giant mentioned last month that apps that remotely manage cryptocurrency mining are permitted. Despite the ban, few digital currency mining […]

Suspect Behind CryptoPay Mail Bomb Stands Trial in Sweden

A  man suspected of being behind a mail bomb sent to digital currency firm CryptoPay is facing trial today. In addition to attempted murder, Michael Salonen also stands accused of sending threatening letters to Swedish politicians. Salonen Allegedly Targeted CryptoPay with a Mail Bomb and Sent Death Threat to MPs Michael Salonen’s trial will begin […]

Litecoin Creator Charlie Lee Recommends Buying Bitcoin in Bear Market

The cryptocurrency market has now been in a bear cycle for more than two-thirds of the past year, and, as August prepares to roll in September, predictions from past months that the bitcoin price would test its all-time high in 2018 appear less and less likely. However, even after this prolonged decline, Litecoin creator Charlie […]

ETFs and Financial Tools in the Cryptocurrency Market

After a brief hiatus, the Let’s Talk Bitcoin show is back with an informative episode on the intersection of “Wall Street” financial tools and the Bitcoin space. For those who are unfamiliar with how mainstream financial tools are being applied to cryptocurrencies, this episode serves as an ideal primer to become well-informed on the topic. […]