Coinbase and Its Troubling History of Customer Account Closures

[ad_1] Coinbase is hailed as a paragon of the cryptocurrency industry, its CEO’s every utterance amplified and its every coin listing over-analyzed. Lauded for introducing millions of people to cryptocurrency, Coinbase is regarded as a net good for the crypto space. But there’s a less savory side to the San Francisco exchange that’s seen prominent customers have their accounts frozen without warning. Also read: Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth

Thousands of Banned Binance Customers Remain Cut off by the Exchange

[ad_1] Binance, the world’s second largest digital asset exchange by traded volume, has withdrawn its services from countries targeted by U.S. economic sanctions, in line with its controversial revised terms of use. However, the ban affects entire populations in countries such as Zimbabwe, where U.S. restrictions are supposed to specifically target individuals and companies. Also read: Bitcoin Primely Positioned as U.S.Foreign Policy Pushes Rivals to Ditch Dollar Binance Seeks to Satisfy

Analysis: Understanding the SEC’s Stance on Crypto

[ad_1] Last year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission took enforcement action against initial coin offerings and other crypto companies perpetrating fraud. Many believe 2019 will be the year when regulators clamp down on rogue cryptocurrency operators. Here we decode the overlapping and occasionally contradictory stance taken by U.S. regulators, and consider what the market can expect. Also Read: Hundreds of ICOs Being Secretly Investigated by SEC, Claims Report Federal and

Short-Lived ‘ERC-20 Blue’ Scam Promises Ethereum Scalability

[ad_1] A short-lived scam that promised to improve blockchain scalability emerged yesterday. ERC-20 Blue, which attempted to lure in Ethereum enthusiasts, was announced on a fake Medium blog that briefly posed as the Ethereum Foundation. The fake account was quickly shut down, and Ethereum’s actual blog was not involved in any way. So, what did the scam involve — and is it dead, or just biding its time? The Nature

Trends, Capitalization, Localization, Industries, Success Rate

[ad_1] Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.The ICO market data is provided by ICObench, based upon the projects’ announcements recorded in ICObench database, which includes over 5,100 ICOs since August 2015.In 2018, 2,284 initial coin offering (ICOs) reached their conclusion and investors could choose, on average, among 482 token

Weiss Ratings 2019 Prediction: Bitcoin Will Reach a New All-Time High

[ad_1] A new year means more speculative cryptocurrency predictions. Many predictions last year didn’t envisage the enormous bear market that characterized the year, with Bitcoin dropping more than 80 percent. Weiss Ratings has published its outlook for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in 2019. Increased Adoption and New ATH for Bitcoin According to Weiss Ratings, 2019 will herald increased adoption for Bitcoin. The international rating agency expects more people to consider the

Four Cryptocurrency Hotspots That Saw Tremendous Growth in 2018

[ad_1] In the last few years, the cryptocurrency environment has changed drastically and there is a bunch of new cryptocurrency hotspots popping up across the globe. Gone are the days when certain territories such as Zug, Prague, and other blockchain hub cities dominated the headlines. Now a variety of different regions like Malta, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Japan are quickly becoming cryptocurrency hotspots as well. Also read: More Japanese Crypto

Texas Updates Regulatory Guidance Regarding Cryptocurrency Activities

[ad_1] The Texas Department of Banking has published new guidance regarding the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies under the Texas Money Services Act. The document states that most transactions involving cryptocurrencies will not be considered a transfer of “monetary value” but the exchange of virtual currencies for fiat will likely be recognized as a “money transmission.” Also Read: More Japanese Cryptocurrency Exchanges Sign up for Self-Regulation  Texas Department of Banking Updates

BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin

[ad_1] New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin Lightning payments right to/from your mobile device, the ramifications of which could be revolutionary for the future of online payments.  Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Setting the Bar Following the first review of Bluewallet by Bitcoinist less than a week ago, the wallet app now supports generating invoices

Coinbase Reportedly Bans Personal Account of Social Media Platform Gab Founder

[ad_1] The personal Coinbase merchant account of Andrew Torba, social media platform Gab’s founder, has been terminated, the official account tweeted on Jan. 4.As blockchain blog Breaker reported earlier, Gab’s business account on Coinbase was allegedly closed in December. The news source put forward that a possible reason why it is hard for Gab to obtain a payment processor is its reputation for being the social network for people