Shift Card Sunsets, Leaving US Crypto Card Users With Few Options

U.S.-based Shift Card, a Visa debit card service that allows people to spend cryptocurrencies held on Coinbase in real-time, will be ceasing operations this April. Shift’s email to customers explains the company hopes to relaunch in the near future, but

XRP Price Drops a bit Following JP Morgan’s “Crypto” Announcement

TheMerkle.com: As has become customary in the world of cryptocurrencies, tokens, and digital assets, Friday evenings often yield some surprising momentum. Although the past few days have been somewhat bearish, no one really expected the XRP price to decline further.

BTC Futures Volume Plummets Relative to Spot Trade Heading Into 2019

Research carried out by Tradeblock has found the combined trade volume across the futures contracts offered by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plummet relative to spot market volume during the second half of 2018. Also

Leading Markets Break ATH Descending Trendlines

BTC price action has broken above a major long-term trendline stemming back to December 2017’s all-time highs. When looking at the 2014 – 2015 bear market, a similar move precipitated the final sell-off of the trend before price action moved

Bitfinex Partnered With at Least Six Different Banks During 2018

Featured 22 months since Wells Fargo suspended the processing of withdrawals sent by four Taiwanese banks that service Bitfinex, the platform remains among the top 20 exchanges by adjusted volume. While Bitfinex hosted more than $5 billion in trade this

Mystery Bitcoin Miners Are Altering Mining Pool Dominance

Mining During the first month of 2019, studies have revealed the growing trend of unknown miners processing blocks on the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network. A few years ago, most mining pools began revealing their identity via the coinbase parameter when

Why a Global Recession Would Be Good for Bitcoin

Economics Macro trends suggest that a global economic crisis could be looming. Worries about a global recession have been fed by the newly published GDP report showing that China grew at its slowest rate last year since 1990. If a

Not clear if bitcoin can keep functioning with current design, says BIS economist

Bitcoin, the first and best-known digital currency, has specific limitations that may put its sustainability at risk, according to a report by the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). Drawbacks with bitcoin’s proof-of-work concept uncovers significant economic problems, said Raphael Auer,