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

Litecoin Price Analysis: How High Will Halving Hype Push LTC?

In approximately 179 days, Litecoin (LTC) will undergo a block-reward halving — cutting the coin reward for miners from 25 to 12.5 coins. With fundamental developments like confidential transactions reportedly in the works and the popular altcoin experiencing price-strength confirmation,

Latin American P2P Markets Defy Global Trend to Smash Volume Records

Markets and Prices The Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency markets have a seen a significant spike heading into 2019, with the Colombian, Peruvian, and Venezuelan Localbitcoins markets posting record volume when measuring in both fiat and BTC. The Argentinian, Dominican,

Experience: I lost $1m on bitcoin | Technology

Until 2016, I ran an advertising agency in London. At our peak, we were highly successful; I had a team of 35 people, a £3m turnover and a Covent Garden office. When the agency folded, I decided to invest in

Crypto bubble has started to collapse, says ECB policy maker

A key European Central Bank policy maker is the latest pundit to pour cold water on digital currencies, saying the nascent technology is a load of nonsense and the bubble has begun to burst. Speaking at the “Five Years with

Report Accuses Bithumb of Inflating Reported Volume

Exchanges An investigation conducted by Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) has alleged that Bithumb, the largest Korean digital currency exchange by volume, has drastically inflated its reported trade volume during the second half of 2018. The report asserts that a number

Bitcoin History Part 5: A Wild Altcoin Appears

Altcoins It’s hard to imagine a time before cryptocurrency exchanges were stocked with hundreds of digital assets. A time before the pejorative “shitcoin” had been coined and there was no such metric as bitcoin dominance. But travel back to late

Cypherpunk Godfather Timothy May Was Lightyears Ahead of His Time

News The crypto world has been mourning the passing of Timothy C. May at the age of 67. While an unknown entity to the general public, to early internet adopters, cypherpunks, libertarians, and cryptography evangelists, May’s writings remain hallowed. The

Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Following news that verified crypto-user numbers doubled in the first three-quarters of 2018, the study by Cambridge University also concluded that the death of Bitcoin amid an 85% drop in price has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ by the media.  Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Diversifying Aside