March 28, 2018

80,000 New Merchants in Europe Gain Option to Accept Crypto

Vilnius-based Coingate, cryptocurrency payment gateway for European merchants, is teaming with Paris-based Prestashop, an open source ecommerce solution. The combination means more choices for cryptocurrency enthusiasts and might encourage an increase in adoption. Coingate + Prestashop = 80,000 More Merchants Dmitrijus Borisenka, Coingate CEO, explained, […]
March 22, 2018

China’s First Central Bank Governor in 15 Years Likes Bitcoin

The People’s Bank of China, the nation’s central bank, has a new governor, its first in 15 years. His name is Yi Gang and judging by previous comments the 60-year-old has made, he’s perfectly okay with cryptocurrency. His positive stance towards bitcoin and other cryptos […]
March 20, 2018

Israeli Crypto Companies Banned From Stock Exchange Indices

In a bid to reduce systemic risk, the Israel Securities Authority has announced that it will not include companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry will not be included in the country’s stock exchange indices. News of the determination has been published alongside a public warning […]
March 15, 2018

Bitcoin Drops Below $8K Amid Crypto Market Sell-Off

The price of bitcoin is down to start the day, dropping below $8,000 during early-hours trading on Thursday according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index (BPI). At press time, the price of bitcoin is roughly $7,811.22 across global exchanges, a figure that represents a decline of […]
March 14, 2018

World’s Central Bank: Crypto Could Risk Bank Runs

How many central banks are actually considering their own version of cryptocurrency is unclear, Russia and Venezuela being the most infamous examples. To perhaps ward off serious consideration from more established economies, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the world’s central bank to central bankers, […]
March 9, 2018

Bitcoin Drops to $8,300 as Mt. Gox Trustee Sell Off Continues, Market Drops

Yesterday, on March 9, CCN reported that the sell off of hundreds of millions of dollars, and the plan of the trustee to dump the remaining $1.7 billion worth of bitcoin into the market have caused the price of bitcoin to drop substantially in a […]
March 8, 2018

Cryptocurrency Market Sheds $22 Billion as Every Major Currency Dips

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, Litecoin, and other major cryptocurrencies with the exception of Monero have experienced a decline in value, as the cryptocurrency market fell by yet another $22 billion after a seeing a drop on March 6. Monero Over the past 24 […]
March 7, 2018

Taiwanese Airline to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments for Flight Tickets

Asia is probably the most cryptocurrency receptive part of the world where, in addition to a strong bitcoin trading mania, you can already find many regular companies accepting crypto payments to attract new clients. Asian consumers now have yet another way to spend their bitcoin: […]
February 26, 2018

An Interview with a Crypto-ATM Operator: Bringing Bitcoin ATMs to Every Corner

Chicago, IL – CCN correspondent Eric Eissler had a chance to sit down with Chief Operating Officer Benjamin Weiss of CoinFlip at its Chicago headquarters to learn about the company, the ATMs, and the general outlook on cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency ATMs: A Brief History CoinFlip makes ATMs […]
February 13, 2018

Bitcoin Private Fork Aiming to Make Bitcoin More Anonymous

Bitcoin’s latest fork is just weeks away and this one’s a little different from the rest. Rather than simply tinkering with Segwit or adjusting block sizes, Bitcoin private (BTCP) is adding zk-Snarks. The privacy enhancing feature is best known for its use in the Z […]
February 8, 2018

Leading Australian Banks Allow Customers to Purchase Cryptocurrencies

Three of Australia’s ‘big four’ banks have issued comments regarding their respective policy positions with regards to their customers’ ability to purchase cryptocurrency using accounts issued by said banks. The statements come weeks after reports surfaced detailing an apparent banking embargo on the part of […]
January 24, 2018

South Korean Card Companies Block Transactions to Overseas Cryptocurrency Exchanges

South Korean card companies are reportedly working on blocking payments to overseas cryptocurrency exchanges. Currently, 20 major crypto exchanges are blocked but that number is expected to increase, according to the Korean Credit Finance Association. Blocking Payments Overseas South Korean card companies have been working […]