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Crypto transaction energy efficiency is on the rise
Crypto transaction energy efficiency is on the rise

The percentage of the global bitcoin mining industry using renewable energy increased by 1% to 58.5% in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to new data. The Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC) announced the results of its fourth quarter survey on Jan. 18. The study focused on three metrics: sustainable...

Published at: 2022-01-19


January is a weak month for crypto. When will there be a rebound?
January is a weak month for crypto. When will there be a rebound?

The cryptocurrency market faced another day of weakness on January 18 as the price of Bitcoin ( BTC ) plummeted, putting additional pressure on the altcoin market. Currently, the Crypto Fear and Greed Index has registered "extreme fear" among investors, with some traders warning that the price of BT...

Published at: 2022-01-19


Crypto-mortgage
Crypto-mortgage

Milo, a Miami-based fintech startup, is introducing what it claims is the world's first "crypto mortgage." Digital bank will allow crypto investors to use their digital assets to buy real estate in the U.S. Right now, only customers who want to use Bitcoin ( BTC ) as collateral are eligible for Mil...

Published at: 2022-01-19


Bitcoin - how will the price change in the near future?
Bitcoin - how will the price change in the near future?

The broader cryptocurrency market continued to see volatile, sideways price action on January 17, with Bitcoin ( BTC ) falling to $41,650 by midday. Trading volumes remain limited across the market, and U.S. financial markets were closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  An...

Published at: 2022-01-18


Malaysia and CBDC
Malaysia and CBDC

Malaysia has joined a growing cadre of nations that are exploring the value of central bank digital currency (CBDC) research and development. Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara Malaysia, told Bloomberg news agency on Jan. 17 that while no decision has yet been made on how exactly to proceed with...

Published at: 2022-01-18


Crypto ads - changes in Spain
Crypto ads - changes in Spain

Spain's financial regulator Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, or CNMV, has announced new regulations for advertising cryptocurrency investments. According to the new circular, which will go into effect on February 17, 2022, cryptocurrency advertisements must be "clear, balanced and fa...

Published at: 2022-01-18


Another country with a BTC ATM
Another country with a BTC ATM

Uruguay has reportedly installed its first Bitcoin ( BTC ) ATM, making it the 11th South American country to publicly encourage cryptocurrency adoption. Prior to Uruguay's involvement, there were 79 ATMs in South America, representing 0.2% of global BTC ATM installations. According to Ámbito...

Published at: 2022-01-17


Honk Kong and a survey on the crypto market and its regulation
Honk Kong and a survey on the crypto market and its regulation

Hong Kong's central banking institution, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), has released a survey to gauge public opinion on cryptocurrency and stablecoin regulation. The state-backed regulator aims to establish a regulatory framework by 2023-24.   The HKMA's Discussion Paper on Crypto-...

Published at: 2022-01-17


Australia: crypto sponsor in football league
Australia: crypto sponsor in football league

In its first major crypto sports sponsorship deal, the Australia Football League (AFL) has secured a partnership with Crypto.com to support its women's league (AFLW). The deal is worth nearly $25 million over the next five years, a significant increase over the AFL's existing $18.5 million sponsors...

Published at: 2022-01-17


North Korea: hackers steal ETH
North Korea: hackers steal ETH

North Korean cryptocurrency hackers moved out nearly $400 million in cryptocurrencies in cyberattacks in 2021, according to new data from Chainalysis. According to a Jan. 13 report from the blockchain analytics firm, the type of cryptocurrencies stolen has also changed significantly. In 2017. BTC a...

Published at: 2022-01-14


Tesla allows DOGE payment. But with conditions
Tesla allows DOGE payment. But with conditions

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla now accepts Dogecoin ( DOGE ) as payment for the company's goods. DOGE-covered products in Tesla's store can be purchased by sending DOGE to Tesla's Dogecoin wallet.  While it accepts DOGE, the company also clarified that it does not accept any other cr...

Published at: 2022-01-14


BTC report for 2021
BTC report for 2021

Fidelity Digital Assets - the cryptocurrency wing of Fidelity Investments, which manages $4.2 trillion in assets, shared its "two positions" on the future of the digital asset space. Key findings included the behavior of miners and the adoption of the Bitcoin ( BTC ) network. In an annual report re...

Published at: 2022-01-14


Bitcoins to attract new employees
Bitcoins to attract new employees

The Northwest Arkansas Council, made up of business leaders who aim to promote growth in the region, announced a crypto incentive program to bring in technology professionals and entrepreneurs willing to work remotely. In Wednesday's announcement, council President and CEO Nelson Peacock said the a...

Published at: 2022-01-13


Thirteen years since the first BTC transaction
Thirteen years since the first BTC transaction

It's been exactly 13 years since computer scientist Hal Finney became the recipient of the first transaction on the Bitcoin blockchain from creator Satoshi Nakamoto. On January 12, 2009, when the Bitcoin White Paper ( BTC ) was just three months old, Satoshi sent Finney 10 BTC - worth almost nothin...

Published at: 2022-01-13


When will there be increases in the price of BTC?
When will there be increases in the price of BTC?

The painful abolition in the Bitcoin ( BTC ) market earlier this week caused the price to fall below $40,000 for the first time since September 2021. Many analysts predicted that the decline would continue towards $30,000 to $35,000, but the price regained $40,000 as support again, and on Wednesday...

Published at: 2022-01-13


Company increases inventory of carbon offsets
Company increases inventory of carbon offsets

The KlimaDAO offset protocol has already accumulated over 14 million carbon offsets in the chain and is causing waves in the more traditional carbon offset industry. KlimaDAO's goal is to capture as many carbon offsets as possible to increase their value and make the offset business more profitable...

Published at: 2022-01-12


BTC price as of early 2022
BTC price as of early 2022

The price of bitcoin ( BTC ) quickly surpassed $43,100 during the U.S. trading session, but uncertainty continues to be the dominant mood among traders on January 11, with bulls and bears divided over whether this week's drop to $39,650 was a bottom for BTC.  Data shows that Bitcoin's price ha...

Published at: 2022-01-12


Financial crime enforcement firm enters U.S. market
Financial crime enforcement firm enters U.S. market

Cryptocurrency payments platform Ramp announced on Tuesday that its U.S. subsidiary Ramp Swaps LLC has been registered as a financial services company with the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. The regulatory green light allows Ramp to operate in 38 states across the United...

Published at: 2022-01-12


Will Spain take over as crypto leader?
Will Spain take over as crypto leader?

An MP from the Spanish political party Ciudadanos, María Muñoz, has proposed a bill to make Spain a bitcoin mining hotspot after the internet shutdown that caused a mining failure in Kazakhstan. Lawyer and economist Muñoz was steadfast in her support for Spain as a bitcoin ( BT...

Published at: 2022-01-11


Well-known podcaster takes interest in crypto
Well-known podcaster takes interest in crypto

Controversial comedian and commentator Joe Rogan said he "has a lot of hope" for cryptocurrencies in a recent podcast interview. On the Jan. 8 episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, Rogan discussed the future of cryptocurrencies with fellow podcaster Adam Curry. Rogan's podcast has an estim...

Published at: 2022-01-11


Thailand: crypto and confusion
Thailand: crypto and confusion

Thailand is accelerating its cryptocurrency tax plans as it prepares regulations for digital asset traders this month in an effort to bring further transparency to cryptocurrency activities. The director general of Thailand's Department of Revenue said that clear criteria for calculating taxes on p...

Published at: 2022-01-11


Positive outlook for 2022
Positive outlook for 2022

Although cryptocurrency markets have fallen to multi-month lows, major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin ( BTC ) and Ether ( ETH ) are likely to reach new record highs in 2022, according to a Bloomberg analyst. According to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone's forecast published in his late...

Published at: 2022-01-10


How does inflation affect crypto?
How does inflation affect crypto?

Bitcoin ( BTC ) could fall as low as $30,000 if US inflation data to be released on Wednesday turns out to be higher than expected, warns Alex Krüger, founder of Aike Capital, an asset management firm based in New York. The market expects the widely watched consumer price index (CPI) to rise 7...

Published at: 2022-01-10


Storm around the BTC price
Storm around the BTC price

The data showed BTC/USD reversing around the $40,700 level before breaking above $42,000. This behavior, while uninspiring to some, strongly reminded others of bitcoin price behavior in late September, when $40,700 acted as a springboard that eventually reached $69,000 all-time highs seven weeks la...

Published at: 2022-01-10


El Salvador - preparations for implementation of BTC legal framework
El Salvador - preparations for implementation of BTC legal framework

El Salvador's government, led by President Nayiba Bukele, has moved forward with plans to issue Bitcoin bonds, drafting 20 bills to provide them with a legal framework. Treasury chief Alejandra Zelaya told Salvadoran media outlet El Mundo on Jan. 4 that the bills will include legislation to issue s...

Published at: 2022-01-05