Bitfinex Offers $400 Million in Rewards to Get Back 120,000 Stolen Bitcoins

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is offering rewards of up to $400 million to the hackers who stole almost 120,000 bitcoins from its platform in 2016 as well as anyone putting it in touch with the hackers. Up to $400 Million Reward for the Recovery of Stolen Bitcoins Bitfinex announced on Tuesday that it is offering up to $400 million in rewards for the recovery of almost 120,000 bitcoins that...

Bitcoin Cash Difficulty Algorithm Debate Heats Up With Fears of Another Chain Split

With a touch more than three months left until the next Bitcoin Cash upgrade, crypto proponents have been witnessing a new quarrel rise after last year’s contentious Infrastructure Funding Proposal (IFP). This time around, the tensions derive from the Difficulty Algorithm Adjustment (DAA) discussion which is a conversation about replacing the network’s current DAA. Every six months the BCH community plans for an upgrade and this coming November,...

Orchid: Bringing Decentralization to VPNs

Whenever we browse the web, read news online, or purchase a new pair of glasses from an e-commerce store, we leave traces. These traces sometimes show us content that actually provides us with value, but more often the information we leave is used in concerning ways with scandals like Cambridge Analytica just forming the tip of the iceberg. Fortunately, tools like VPNs allow everyone to easily gain more...

Genesis Reports Q2 Crypto Loans Spiked 118% to $1.4 Billion Amid Rising Yield Farming Interest

Genesis Capital said Tuesday that its total number of loans outstanding more than doubled to $1.4 billion for the second quarter to June, up from $649 million three months earlier. The crypto lender, which targets institutional investors and wealthy individuals, added over $2.2 billion in new originations, an increase of 324% year-on-year. Since the launch of the business in March 2018, Genesis has originated nearly $8.4 billion in...

Ripple Says Over-The-Counter XRP Sales Soared 1,700% to $33 Million in Q2

Ripple has reported that over-the-counter sales of its XRP digital currency soared 1,760% to $32.55 million during the second quarter of this year. That figure compares with sales of $1.75 million posted the previous quarter, according to an earnings release published August 3. Ripple said programmatic sales – third party trading which was stopped late 2019 following a string of declining XRP sales – remain on hold. But...

Crypto Derivatives Set New Records, ETH Futures Set All-Time Highs, CME Open Interest Spikes

Digital currency derivatives have been on fire during the last two weeks as ethereum futures volumes touched an all-time high on Sunday. The popular derivatives trading platform Deribit saw 1.9 million ETH contracts traded and CME Group is now the third-largest exchange in terms of bitcoin futures open interest. Data shows that cryptocurrency futures and options are seeing significant demand in 2020. Statistics from Skew.com, CME Group, The...

Flooding Threatens China’s Bitcoin Miners, Chinese Billionaire Says ‘Three Gorges Dam Collapse Imminent’

This week cryptocurrency enthusiasts are still focused on the severe flooding in China during the 2020 monsoon season. The flooding has already displaced millions of Chinese citizens and skeptics are concerned about the vast number of bitcoin miners located in the Sichuan province. The landlocked province in Southwest China, Sichuan is located upstream of the Three Gorges Dam. During the last two months, the 2020 monsoon season ravaged...

South African Bitcoin Investment Company Faces Fresh Scam Allegations

FX Choice, a forex and crypto trading company, is making new allegations that South African bitcoin investment company, Mirror Trading International (MTI) is a multi-level marketing scam. The company says it uncovered this after researching into MTI, a firm that claims to have “118,027 members in 192 countries” and ostensibly sees “12,879.70 Bitcoin in trade daily.” The recent findings prompted FX Choice to take action one month before...

Bitcoin ATM Locations Reaching 9,000 Worldwide

The number of bitcoin ATM locations has been rising steadily. Almost 9,000 bitcoin ATMs have been installed worldwide. The US leads as the country with the largest number of bitcoin ATMs, followed by Canada and the UK. Nearly 9,000 Bitcoin ATMs There are currently 8,947 cryptocurrency ATMs and 211,239 non-ATM locations you can buy or sell cryptocurrencies at across 71 countries, according to cryptocurrency ATM tracking website...
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