Mechanical Technology, Inc. (MKTY: Pink Current) | Establishment of New Business Line and Strategic Investment related to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Author: OTC Markets Group - News, Filings & Corporate Actions | Website: Otcmarkets.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Get Stock & Bond Quotes, Trade Prices, Charts, Financials and Company News & Information for OTCQX, OTCQB and Pink Securities.

Bitcoin Volatility Reached Its Highest Since November This Week

Author: Charles Bovaird, Contributor, Charles Bovaird, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Bitcoin volatility picked up earlier this week. Will the world's most prominent cryptocurrency continue to push higher this year?

The Case For Why $6,400 Wasn’t Bitcoin’s Local Downtrend Bottom

Author: Tony Spilotro | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

The cryptocurrency community is currently exploding with exuberance, as Bitcoin may have broken out from its recent downtrend into a full-blown reversal, and the rest of the crypto space has seen a

How an Ethereum Offshoot Became a Top 10 Cryptocurrency After an Abrupt 35% Rally

Author: Tony Spilotro | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

The top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap represent the crème de la crème of the cryptocurrency space, and the altcoins listed alongside Bitcoin and Ethereum there are often considered some of the

NY: Town of Colonie got hacked; looks to avoid paying ransomware demand of about $400,000

Author: Dissent | Website: Databreaches.net
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Jim Franco reports: The town’s computer system was hacked, and the cyber extortionists are asking for about $400,000 in Bitcoin cryptocurrency to unlock it...

Fidelity’s Digital Asset Business Just Got Its First Customer In Europe. Here’s What It Means For The Blockchain Industry

Author: Alex Kern | Website: Cbinsights.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Fidelity Digital Assets has landed on Europe’s shores.

IoT in 2020: It’s all Coming Together

Author: Brent Whitfield | Website: Readwrite.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Technology commentators are predicting that 2020 is going to see an acceleration of new tech entering the market including 5G wireless connectivity, blockchain technology (beyond cryptocurrency) an

Institutional Money May Be Igniting the Current Bitcoin Rally

Author: Kiril Nikolaev | Website: Crypto Coins News
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Grayscale raked in close to $200 million in 2019 Q4 bitcoin investments. That may explain why the cryptocurrency bottomed out in December.

Bitcoin fans just turned their Tesla car into a full node

Author: David Canellis | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Tesla cars are capable of a lot, from self-driving, smart summoning, and automatic parking — but what about running Bitcoin? As it turns out, they can do that too.

Montreal teen charged in SIM swapping crypto scam

Author: Brad Bennett | Website: Mobilesyrup.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

A Montreal teenager has been charged in relation to a cryptocurrency scam that netted a team of hackers roughly $300,000 CAD and $50 million USD (about $65 million CAD).

Permalink to Upbit Crypto Trading Platform Restores Depositing After $50 Million USD Hack

Author: Cali Haan | Website: Crowdfundinsider.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Korean cryptocurrency trading platform Upbit reinstated deposits January 13th after shutting them down in late November in response to a $50 million USD hack.

Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Plans New $96.5M Funding Round

Author: Christina Comben | Website: Bitcoinist.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Less than six months after securing its banking license to provide financial products to the cryptocurrency industry, Swiss crypto bank SEBA is seeking 100m Swiss Francs ($96.5m) in fresh capital.

Thailand launches probe into $2.46M cryptocurrency pyramid ‘scam’

Author: Yessi Bello Perez | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Cryptocurrency investors who fell for an alleged pyramid scheme that resulted in losses of more than $2.46 million (THB75 million) have asked Thailand‘s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to

It’s (Nearly) Over $9,000: Is Bitcoin’s Halving Finally Being Priced In?

Author: Will Heasman | Website: Crypto Coins News
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Bitcoin is inching closer to $9,000, leading some analysts to speculate about a post-halving breakout for the number one cryptocurrency.

Nice Actimize adds cryptocurrency outfit CipherTrace to X-Sight Marketplace

Author: Editorial Team | Website: Finextra.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

With cryptocurrency-related compliance issues on the rise, and an increase in enforcement actions anticipated, the need for financial institutions to adopt solid AML programs addressing this market

Canadian Regulator Issues New Guidance for Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Author: Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

The Canadian Securities Administration has issued new guidance that determines which digital currency trading platforms fall under derivatives law

CEO: Bitcoin Halving Will Hugely Push The Entire Cryptocurrency Market Upwards

Author: Samuel Wan | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Bitcoin Suisse CEO, Arthur Vayloyan sets out a bullish expectation for cryptocurrency in 2020.

Self-styled ‘coyote of Wall Street’ gets 33 months in prison for $224K crypto fraud

Author: Yessi Bello Perez | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/17/2020

The operator of New-York based company CabbageTech has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to defrauding cryptocurrency investors in June last year.

Akon finalises deal to create his own cryptocurrency city in Senegal

Author: Tom Ravenscroft | Website: Dezeen.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Senegalese-American singer Akon says he has signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to build a city with a cryptocurrency-based economy named Akon City.

Bitcoin Price Could Surge To $50,000 By Mid-2021: Here’s Why

Author: Nick Chong | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Since Bitcoin (BTC) hit $20,000 for the first time in December 2017, analysts have been wondering when the cryptocurrency will break its next big price milestone next.

NICE Actimize Adds Cryptocurrency Innovator CipherTrace to X-Sight Marketplace to Enhance Due Diligence and Reduce Risk

Author:  | Website: Businesswire.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With cryptocurrency-related compliance issues on the rise, and an increase in enforcement actions anticipated, the need for financial institutions to adopt solid AML

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) - Cryptocurrency Rally Continues

Author: Nick Cawley | Website: Dailyfx.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

The cryptocurrency rally continues with a swathe of coins making multi-week highs and continuing to paint a positive picture for the sector.

Libra Association Member Anchorage Opens up One-Stop Crypto Shop

Author: Darryn Pollock, Contributor, Darryn Pollock, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrynpollock/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Anchorage have moved from simply being a custodial service for institutional cryptocurrency investors to also offering trading.

Canadian Regulators Prepare Exchange Crackdown After QuadrigaCX Fiasco

Author: Sam Reynolds | Website: Wccftech.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

Securities regulators in Canada have prepared new guidance targeting digital asset and cryptocurrency exchanges that would bring the exchanges under derivatives laws in the light of a number of blo

New Hampshire bill to allow taxes to be paid in Bitcoin falls short

Author: Matthew Beedham | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/17/2020

No, New Hampshire residents won’t be able to pay their taxes in Bitcoin or cryptocurrency.

After 65% Rally, ChainLink Just Surpassed a Major Level For First Time in 3 Months

Author: Joseph Young | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/17/2020

ChainLink (LINK), the 17th most valuable cryptocurrency in the market, surpassed the $2.8 level for the first time since November 2019 after a 65 percent rally.

Binance CEO Says Compliance Is Key for New Strategic Partnership in Japan

Author: Cointelegraph By Hisashi Oki | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Binance has begun negotiations for a strategic partnership with two Japanese firms: Z Holdings and cryptocurrency exchange TaoTao

Permalink to Gemini Sets Up Firm, Nakamoto, to Insure Cryptocurrencies Custodied on Its Platform

Author: Cali Haan | Website: Crowdfundinsider.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Gemini, a compliance-oriented cryptocurrency trading platform owned by the Winklevoss brothers, has established an insurance company to insure cryptocurrencies it custodies on behalf of clients up

Permalink to Crypto Trading Platform Binance “Phasing Out Services to Residents of Japan”

Author: Cali Haan | Website: Crowdfundinsider.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

One of the world's most famous cryptocurrency exchanges, Binance, will no longer be serving cryptocurrency speculators in Japan. Binance made the announcement on its Japanese language page.

Turkish banks switch on digital gold transfer network

Author: Editorial Team | Website: Finextra.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Turkish banks have begun the transfer of a cryptocurrency representing physical units of gold via a blockchain platform developed by Istanbul Clearing, Settlement and Custody Bank (Takasban).

36% of U.S SMEs Now Accept Cryptocurrency Payments

Author: Anatol Antonovici | Website: Bitcoinist.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

About one-third of US-based small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accept cryptocurrency as a payment for their goods and services, according to a survey commissioned by American insurer Hartfor

CSA issues guidance on when crypto trades may be outside securities laws

Author: The Canadian Press | Website: Thestar.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

MONTREAL - Securities regulators in Canada have issued clarification around when a cryptocurrency trade may fall outside of securities laws as part of an evolving understanding of how rules apply t

Criminals laundered $2.8 billion in 2019 using crypto exchanges, finds a new analysis

Author: Mike Orcutt | Website: Technologyreview.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Criminals appear to be laundering an increasing amount of cryptocurrency by moving it to reputable exchanges, according to blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis.

Bitvo Named a Top Ten Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Globally By Hackernoon

Author:  | Website: Businesswire.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

CALGARY, Alberta--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #bitcon--Bitvo Named a Top Ten Cryptocurrency Trading Platform Globally by Hackernoon

Crypto Banking: Traditional Banking’s Competition or Ally?

Author: Debraj Chatterjee | Website: Readwrite.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

A few buzzwords that you may hear or come across on the internet in one form or the other are AI, Machine Learning, and Blockchain, cryptocurrencies. What do you understand by cryptocurrency?

Dead Coins and Wallets: The Treasures of Atlantis or Zombie Uprising?

Author: Cointelegraph By Evan Luthra | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Amid the constantly growing cryptocurrency market, the number of irreversible coins in increasing affecting the whole industry development

Cryptocurrency, cannabis and eco-conscious investing: What's ahead in 2020

Author: Lizzy Gurdus | Website: CNBC
Publish on: 01/16/2020

The long-awaited bitcoin ETF, the cannabis craze and the ESG explosion will continue to make headlines in 2020 as interest in the trendy market groups grows, industry leaders say.

Today Is Critical For Bitcoin, And Could Dictate The Trend For Weeks To Come

Author: Tony Spilotro | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

All eyes are on Bitcoin price once again, as the largest cryptocurrency by market cap has recently made several attempts to break out of downtrend resistance.

Making green energy more trusted—with the same tech that keeps cryptocurrency safe

Author: dzanemorris | Website: Fortune
Publish on: 01/16/2020

The maker of leading cryptocurrency 'wallets' is now applying its technology to putting reliable data on blockchains.

Bitcoin’s Share of PoW Mining Rewards Now Above 80%

Author: Omkar Godbole | Website: Coindesk.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Rewards received by bitcoin miners form a major chunk of the salaries paid across major proof of work (PoW) blockchains, according to Yassine Elmandjra, a cryptocurrency analyst from ARK Invest.

Akon Is Building 2,000-Acre Renewable Energy City In Senegal — That Will Use His Cryptocurrency Akoin

Author: J. Fergus | Website: Inputmag.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

When it comes to buying power, most hip-hop and R&B stars are known for at the very least expensive cars and at the most owning stake in a sports team, company, or even newspaper.

financial services authority

Author: Cali Haan | Website: Crowdfundinsider.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

January 16, 2020 @ 9:25 am By Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) plans to further reduce allowable limits on leveraged cryptocurrency bets, down from 4X of customer deposits to 2X.

This Surprising Cryptocurrency May Hold Clues to Bitcoin and Ethereum’s Final Bottom

Author: Tony Spilotro | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

This week, the cryptocurrency market caught fire with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and many others going on massive rallies and breaking through downtrend resistance, letting crypto investors breath

2gether unmasks 2020 cryptocurrency users: Who are they?

Author: Eileen Brown | Website: Zdnet.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Companies are gearing up for the explosion in use of cryptocurrencies -- but who are the everyday crypto users?

Kraken acquires Australian cryptocurrency excahnge Bit Trade

Author: Editorial Team | Website: Finextra.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Australia is one of the fastest-growing crypto markets in the world, and today, Kraken is excited to announce that it has acquired its longest-running crypto service, Bit Trade.

$1.4B in illicit Bitcoin was laundered via Binance and Huobi last year, report says

Author: David Canellis | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Blockchain researchers traced $2.8 billion in illicit Bitcoin believed to be laundered on cryptocurrency exchanges in 2019 — with over 50 percent ($1.4B) washed through major trading hubs Binance a

A new Bitcoin boom?Grayscale reports record crypto investments for 2019

Author: Jeff | Website: Fortune
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Digital currency manager Grayscale took in $607 million of investments in 2019, an amount that outstripped its collective inflows of the previous five years.

Biggest Bitcoin Investment Trust Says Hedge-Fund Demand Booming

Author:  | Website: Yahoo.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

(Bloomberg) -- Traditional hedge funds, pensions and endowments are boosting cryptocurrency holdings, according to the biggest Bitcoin trust provider.Grayscale Investments, which lets accredited in

Institutional Money ‘Has Arrived’ In Bitcoin As Grayscale Sees Record $600 Million Inflows

Author: Billy Bambrough, Contributor, Billy Bambrough, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

With bitcoin and cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale revealing inflows of $600 million in 2019, more than 2013 through 2018 combined, institutional money seems to have finally arrived—just as bi

Brothers Used Mom’s Amazon To Help Build $2.8 Million Dark Web Drug Empire, FBI Claims

Author: Thomas Brewster, Forbes Staff, Thomas Brewster, Forbes Staff https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

The FBI alleges that two brothers used their mother's Amazon account to buy pill making kit, and funnelled money through a cryptocurrency account registered in her name.

The 10 most important skills you'll need to nail a high-paying job in 2020

Author: Allana Akhtar | Website: Business Insider
Publish on: 01/16/2020

LinkedIn released their annual list of the top 10 hard skills that will be in demand this year.

Uzbekistan reportedly eyes national cryptocurrency mining pool

Author: Matthew Beedham | Website: The Next Web
Publish on: 01/16/2020

In an unusual move, Uzbekistan is reportedly looking to create a national cryptocurrency mining pool and digital asset exchange.

HSB: Cryptocurrency gaining momentum among small, mid-sized biz - Hartford Business

Author:  | Website: Hartfordbusiness.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Small- and mid-sized businesses in the U.S. are leaning into the cryptocurrency phenomenon.

Gemini Launches Firm to Insure Its Own Crypto Custody Branch for $200M

Author: Cointelegraph By Benjamin Pirus | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, founded by the Winklevoss twins, has formed its own insurance company to insure its custody arm for $200 million

Gemini Launches Captive Insurance Company and Custody Insurance Solution with Leading Brokers Aon and Marsh

Author:  | Website: Prnewswire.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini), a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, today launched Nakamoto, Ltd.

Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Bullish Breakout or Fake Break?

Author: Nick Cawley | Website: Dailyfx.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Litecoin’s latest surge has advanced theories that the longer-term bear market in the cryptocurrency space maybe over. However, questions over the technical validity of the move remain.

Cryptocurrency Exchange Gemini Makes Dent In A $480 Million Problem With Captive Insurance

Author: Madhvi Mavadiya, Contributor, Madhvi Mavadiya, Contributor https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhvimavadiya/ | Website: Forbes.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Yusuf Hussain, Head of Risk at Gemini, highlights to Forbes that they recognized a gap and went on to partner with two of the largest insurance brokers to solve the crypto insurance problem.

Thai Officials to Investigate Alleged Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme

Author: Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

A human rights lawyer representing victims of an alleged cryptocurrency pyramid scheme in Thailand is taking their case to the country’s Department of Special Investigation

Bitcoin Just Rejected $8,900 in a Short-Term Top Structure: Traders Fear Bear Trend Isn’t Over

Author: Joseph Young | Website: Newsbtc.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

The bitcoin price rose to as high as $8,916 across major cryptocurrency exchanges like BitMEX and Binance on January 15.

Bithumb Cryptocurrency Exchange Goes to Court Over $69M Tax Bill

Author: Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski | Website: Cointelegraph.com
Publish on: 01/16/2020

Bithumb has taken the South Korean National Tax Service to court over a multi-million dollar tax levy