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China’s Hebei Province Begins Crackdown on Crypto Mining and Tradin…

  

Authorities in the Chinese province of Hebei have reportedly launched a campaign against cryptocurrency mining and trading. According to a quoted announcement by the region’s cyberspace administration, a number of government agencies are working together to prevent the use of the region’s computing power in the crypto activities which the government considers illegal.

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Opensea NFT Marketplace Claims Employee Profited From Insider Infor…

On September 15, the top non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, Opensea, revealed that an Opensea executive profited from insider trading.

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Crypto Exchange Coinbase Unveils Plan to Raise $1.5 Billion by Sell…

Amid trouble with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), global cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase unveils its plan to raise $1.5 billion by selling bonds.

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$30 Million Crypto Scheme’s Leader Pleads Guilty, Facing up to 20 Y…

The leader of a cryptocurrency scheme that swindled over $30 million from investors has pleaded guilty to fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said. He now faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

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Shark Tank Star Kevin O'Leary Expects a 'Trillion Dollars' Flowing…

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, expects a “trillion dollars” more to flow into bitcoin in the next couple of years. He also sees cryptocurrencies becoming an institutional asset class. “We don’t know when but it is definitely going to come. It’s not going away,” he said.

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Elon Musk's New Puppy Tweet Sends Shiba Floki Token Soaring, FLOKI…

The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk shared a picture of a Shiba Inu pup and said “Floki has arrived” to his 59.8 million Twitter followers. Of course, the tweet affected the price of a few specific meme-based crypto assets that leverage the “Floki” name.

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Edward Snowden Says Competing Nations Now Under Pressure to Acquire…

Following El Salvador making bitcoin legal tender, privacy activist and whistleblower Edward Snowden says, “there is now pressure on competing nations to acquire bitcoin — even if only as a reserve asset.” He warned, “Latecomers may regret hesitating.”

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Ethair Market Is Taking on Amazon and eBay in a Move to Revolutioni…

Ethair Market is a next generation online global marketplace where you can trade goods using fiat or cryptocurrency and earn points on every purchase. The marketplace is soon to be launched in the U.S. and Canada, with fiat payments support lined up for 43 more countries.

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Standard Chartered Report Structurally Values Ethereum at '$26K to…

A report published by the British bank Standard Chartered indicates the company’s analysts are bullish about the crypto asset ethereum. The bank’s analysts think that bitcoin could reach $175K and said “structurally, we ‘value’ ethereum at $26,000-$35,000.”

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NFT Survey With Over 40K Respondents Indicates Americans Trust NFT…

In 2021, two very distinct crypto trends stood out which include non-fungible token (NFT) assets and decentralized finance (defi), as billions of dollars in crypto has flooded into these sectors. On September 7, Piplsay, a global consumer research platform, polled 30,870 Americans and 9,170 Britons to get some insight on what consumers think about NFTs today.

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Elektra Group President Ricardo Salinas Hints at Inclusion of Light…

Ricardo Salinas, president of Elektra Group, one of the biggest retail franchises in Mexico, hinted at the possibility of integrating payments using Bitcoin’s second layer solution, the Lightning Network. Salinas made the announcement yesterday via Twitter. This would allow residents of the country to pay for appliances in-store, directly with cryptocurrency.

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Demand for Crypto Mining Rigs in Vietnam Rises With Bitcoin Prices,…

Higher cryptocurrency prices recently have restored interest in digital coin minting in Vietnam. Crypto mining is once again seen as an investment opportunity with other options being limited by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting the Asian country.

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Kim Kardashian Called out by UK Regulator for Pumping Crypto Token…

Kim Kardashian has been singled out by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for pumping a crypto token that could put investors at risk. With 250 million Instagram followers, the FCA chairman said that Kardashian’s cryptocurrency promotion “may have been the financial promotion with the single biggest audience reach in history.”

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Visa Plans to Bring Cryptocurrency Services to Traditional Banks in…

Visa, the multinational payments giant, has announced it is planning to bring cryptocurrency services to traditional banking platforms in Brazil.

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Oil Producers and Bitcoin Miners Meet in Texas to Discuss Cooperati…

A meetup in a vehicle warehouse in Houston served as an encounter point for oil producers and bitcoin miners to talk about possible on-site crypto mining opportunities last week.

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Analyst Predicts Crypto Bull Market: $100K Bitcoin, $5K Ethereum Is…

Bloomberg Intelligence senior commodity strategist Mike McGlone has affirmed his bitcoin price prediction of $100K, seeing $5K for ethereum as the path of least resistance. He expects the crypto market to thrive in a “refreshed bull market.”

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Vitalik Buterin Has Suggestions for Dogecoin and Doge's Cooperation…

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has some suggestions of what he personally would like to see happening with Dogecoin and the meme cryptocurrency’s cooperation with Ethereum.

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Mastermind of Zimbabwean Bitcoin Pyramid Scheme Vanishes With $6 Mi…

Reports from Zimbabwe suggest that an individual by the name of Martin Mhlanga, who is the mastermind behind the Cryptoshares bitcoin pyramid scheme, has disappeared along with over $6 million in investor funds. In addition to Mhlanga’s disappearance, the individuals thought to be managing Cryptoshares’ social media channels have similarly vanished.

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Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa to Trial Cross-Bor…

The central banks of Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Republic of South Africa have set out to test the use of state-issued digital currencies in cross-border payments. The trial, led by the Bank for International Settlements, aims to establish whether they can simplify transactions and make them cheaper.

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Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused by…

Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has rejected claims blaming illegal cryptocurrency miners for the continuing electricity shortages in the country. The department believes the state-run utility company, Tavanir, has overestimated their role in the power deficit.

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