John McAfee Reportedly Released Following Detainment in The Dominican Republic

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency enthusiast and antivirus software namesake John McAfee appears to have been released by authorities in the Dominican Republic today. McAfee posted a picture on his official Twitter account with the caption:“Leaving detention (don't judge my looks - four days of confinement). I was well treated. My superiors were friendly and helpful. In spite of the helpful circumstances, we've decided to move on. More later.”On July 23, a post

Pantera Capital CEO Believes Bitcoin Could Reach $356,000 in a Couple Years

[ad_1] Pantera Capital founder Dan Morehead discussed how Bitcoin (BTC) could hit $42,000 by the end of 2019, and even has the potential to reach $356,000 within a couple years. Morehead delivered his comments on an episode of the Unchained podcast on July 23.Morehead specifically said that he predicts BTC will hit $42,000 by the end of the year, and climb to $356,000 by 2022. Morehead claimed that this would

US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Voices New Pessimism About Bitcoin’s Future

[ad_1] United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin voiced new bearish views on Bitcoin today, saying that he probably will not be talking about the number one cryptocurrency in as soon as five years. In an interview with “Squawk Box” CNBC on July 24, Mnuchin said:“I won’t be talking about Bitcoin in 10 years, I can assure you that […] I would bet even in 5 or 6 years I’m no

Le Roux Biographer: Cartel Boss Is the Most Credible Satoshi Yet

[ad_1] Paul Le Roux is a criminal kingpin turned criminal informant whose misdeeds have filled a book. The author of that tome is investigative journalist Evan Ratliff, whose rip-roaring tale has recently received a postscript: Le Roux may also be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto. This week on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast, Ratliff expounded on that theory, asserting that his biographical subject is the most credible Satoshi yet. Also read:

Ripple Sold Over $250 Million in XRP in the Second Quarter of 2019

[ad_1] Ripple, the company behind XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has revealed that it sold $251.51 million in XRP in the second quarter of 2019. Ripple published its Q2 report on July 24.According to the report, Ripple sold approximately $169.42 million in XRP during Q1 2019. This means that quarter-to-quarter, XRP sales increased by approximately 48%.In relation to its quarterly XRP sales, the report states that Ripple will

Unlicensed Bitcoin Exchange Operator Indicted by Justice Department

[ad_1] William Green, a 46-year-old New Jersey resident, was indicted by a federal grand jury on account of allegedly running an unlicensed money transmission service. The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) announced the indictment in a press release on July 24.According to the DoJ, the indictment filings and court statements indicate that Green operated a fiat-to-Bitcoin (BTC) conversion service through the website Destination Bitcoin. As such, Green reportedly would

Chinese Company The9 Said to Be First Foreign Telegram ICO Investor

[ad_1] According to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Chinese company The9 Ltd bought 5,297,257 tokens during a Telegram initial token offering in January 2018 for $2 million dollars. The filing also states that The9 has invested in multiple blockchain-based companies as of 2018. According to a report by Russian business news agency RBC on July 24, this document is evidence of The9 as the first

Telecoms Giant Verizon Seeks Talent for Blockchain-Related Positions

[ad_1] A search for “blockchain” on the career page for telecoms giant Verizon reveals that the company is actively looking to hire new recruits for blockchain-related jobs, including five blockchain developers.The Block highlighted the vacancies in a report on July 24. Verizon is apparently interested in creating a distributed network, as per the report. Additionally, the report specifies that a leading engineer at Verizon believes that hiring options are thin

Top Coins See Mixed Signals, Bitcoin Hovers Near $9,700

[ad_1] Wednesday, July 24 — Most major cryptocurrencies are trading sideways, with a few experiencing minor losses today. Crypto markets are reporting mixed signals as of press time, according to data from Coin360.Market visualization. Source: Coin360The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading under the $10,000 price mark today, having lost almost 4% over the past 24 hours. At press time, BTC is trading at $9,720.Cryptocurrency data website Coinmetrics reported

Man From Belgium Tells Judge He Is Satoshi

[ad_1] A new person has stepped forward and claimed to be Satoshi Nakomoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin (BTC). Debo Jurgen Etienne Guido made his claim in a letter filed with a federal courthouse in Florida on July 22. Guido addressed his letter to Judge Bruce Reinhart — the judge overseeing the ongoing Kleiman v. Wright case. Guido wrote:“I hereby testify, by written letter — I am the genuine and only