Whenever Bitcoin Prices Go Up or Down, Google Searches Soar

Data clearly suggests a link between Bitcoin’s price volatility and global Google searches for the top crypto. Last month, the value of Bitcoin (BTC) nosedived to around the $6,500 mark after having stayed above the $8,000 threshold for a considerable period before that. This downturn showcased Bitcoin’s worst market performance over the past seven months … Read more

While Markets Move Sideways, Crypto Whale Sightings Increase

While cryptocurrency markets have been moving sideways during the last few weeks, digital currency proponents have been observing large bitcoin whale movements. Transactions with tens of thousands of BTC have been noticed on the move from one wallet to another. On Friday, one colossal BTC holder moved over 50,000 BTC ($410 million) and cycled the … Read more

Chicago Company Mines at Oil Wells, Educates Producers About Bitcoin

Utilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain shared … Read more

What Indian Crypto Exchanges Are Doing to Protect P2P Users

With the Supreme Court of India postponing the crypto hearing, the Indian crypto community is calling for better protection when trading on P2P platforms. Several top crypto exchanges in the country have shared their processes and policies they have implemented to protect their P2P platform users. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto Hearing … Read more

Not Just a Sandbox: the CFPB’s Proposed Innovation Agenda

The CFPB’s Innovation Agenda is Much More than Meets the Eye  Eric Goldberg is a Partner at Akerman LLP and former Managing Counsel for Regulations at the CFPB. *This story was originally published for Fintech Policy in January 2019 On December 13th, the CFPB took a substantial step towards improving the regulatory climate for fintech innovation … Read more

A Franco-German Regulatory Strategy for Crypto Assets Is Starting to Emerge—and ahead of the EU

A Regulatory Approach for Crypto is Congealing with the Efforts by the EU’s Most Powerful Member-States  Jennifer D’hoir is Senior Advisor, Innovation & FinTech at Gide 255, and Katja Langenbucher is a law professor at Sciences Po, in Paris, France Financial innovation has been put under increased regulatory scrutiny, in particular at the EU level since the publication of … Read more

A New World: Crypto-Exchanges and the EU’s Sixth Money Laundering Directive

A Paradigm Shift is Coming to Europe’s Oversight of Virtual Currencies  Gabriel “Gabe” Hidalgo is a managing director at K2 Intelligence.  His bio can be found here. With recent announcements from the Financial Action Task Force about upcoming cryptocurrency regulation in 2019, increased money laundering penalties laid out in the EU’s Sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, and the … Read more