Alleged BTC-e Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

One of the operators of BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange and leading suspect in multi-billion money laundering scandal, Alexander Vinnik, is seeking to be extradited to Russia from Greece rather than to the United States or France. According to Greek publ...

Bitcoin Futures Volume Is More Significant Than You Think, Bitwise Says

The bitcoin futures market is far larger, relative to the spot market, than previously thought, says Bitwise Asset Management.

What Crypto Bear Market? Japanese Banking Giant SBI Will Soon Mine Bitcoin

SBI Holdings, a major financial and banking giant in Japan, has formally announced the launch of SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd., officially entering the bitcoin mining industry. In recent months, the most dominant forces in the global bitcoin mining industr...

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Predicts $10,000 BTC in 2019

In the most recent issue of the BitMEX newsletter, CEO Arthur Hayes predicts that the $10,000 Bitcoin will return this year. Hayes ties federal reserve inflation rates to the last bull run in Bitcoin, and thinks the Fed’s recent decision to halt intere...

Regulating Bakkt – How the Platform Could Experience Further Delays

Investors waiting for Bakkt, the first bitcoin futures contracts to launch from the Intercontinental Exchange, will probably have to wait longer. ICE, which owns the New York Stock Exchange, has been anxious to launch bitcoin futures for months. Howeve...

Crypto Lender BlockFi Cuts Interest Rates Paid to Largest Account Holders

Just weeks after launching the product, BlockFi has cut the interest rate paid to large customers on its crypto deposit account.

(+) Decentralized Poker: How to Play Texas Hold ‘Em With EOS

Do you like poker? Do you like cryptocurrency? If the answer is yes, you will love EOS. While platforms like Tron are only getting started, and have simpler games like “Dice52,” regular dice, and “moon” available, a project called PokerKing has built a...

Bitcoin ETF Application Based on 5% of Reported Trading

Bitwise Asset Management, a San Francisco crypto investment firm, has applied to the SEC for a Bitcoin ETF. In preparation for their application, they conducted a study of 80 exchanges, mostly unregulated. Their findings are worse than most: they found...

Bitcoin Price @ $10,000: BitMEX CEO Predicts Strong Gains in Q4 2019

On BitMEX Crypto Trader Digest, BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes reaffirmed his prediction for bitcoin, foreseeing the dominant cryptocurrency achieving $10,000 in price by the end of 2019. Previously, in mid-2018, when the sentiment around bitcoin was still ge...