On Friday Coinbase Inc. announced the appointment of former Google Senior Legal Director Milana McCullagh as deputy general counsel for product and commercial legal. McCullagh, who worked for more than 13 years at Google, will work across functions at Coinbase on product legal support, helping the firm to streamline legal compliance for new product launches.
Bitcoin has begun to consolidate above $13,000. Despite this bullish trend, most Bitcoin funding rates on leading futures exchanges currently are negative. The current Bitcoin futures funding rates are bearish on Binance, BitMEX, and OKEx. Bitcoin Funding Rates Still Negative Bitcoin has begun to consolidate above $13,000. $13,000 has long been an important level for
In the last month, we’ve seen the United States Federal Reserve come after BitMEX for failing to identify customers, crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace report that most crypto exchanges are not collecting enough user info, and the so-called “FinCEN Files” demonstrate that even large banks that collect and report vast troves of suspicious transactions are not
The acting director of the U.S. Office Comptroller of Currency (OCC) Brian Brooks says the creation of the U.S. digital dollar is a terrible one because the government is not good at building things. Instead, Brooks believes tech companies, which already possess the know-how, to be in a better position to issue stable digital currencies.
From what started as something of a “technological experiment” with Bitcoin (BTC) over a decade ago, the crypto asset industry has become a significant driver for change in global financial markets. Cryptocurrency exchanges started as a means to enable crypto enthusiasts to trade digital coins outside the traditional financial system on a decentralized and largely
Despite being just over 10 years old, Bitcoin has experienced bear and bull markets. All the while, its value as an asset class has been misunderstood by traditional institutions and crypto enthusiasts alike. Today we speak with Nate Maddrey, Senior Analyst for Coin Metric, about why he believes you should consider investing in Bitcoin. We
At the beginning of the year, the trading platform FTX Exchange launched a futures market so people can bet on the U.S. election and created a futures contract token called TRUMP. On Friday, FTX revealed that the exchange is lifting the initial margin requirements to $0.50 for its TRUMP token contracts. Individuals who don’t live
As the weekend approaches, Bitcoin (BTC) price appears set to close out the month with a remarkably strong performance which has many bulls calling for a new all-time high above $20,000 in the near future. Traders attribute these lofty estimates to the fact that BTC appears to have flipped $12,000 to $12,500 to support and
Crypto income taxation is a murky arena at present. It would seem that even the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, has a tough time figuring out who owes what, according to Wendy Walker, solution principal at the tax compliance company Sovos. “In the typical tax system, the IRS uses 1099 reporting,” Walker told Cointelegraph in
Bitcoin has undergone a strong rejection at $13,600 after an attempted breakout on Thursday afternoon. The coin currently trades for $13,200, more than $400 below the aforementioned highs. Analysts think that this failed breakout may be a precursor to more losses. One noted that Bitcoin will see “more of a pullback” in the near future.
JP Morgan Sees Millennials’ Bitcoin Preference Over Gold as Foundation for Its Long Term Success JP Morgan says bitcoin’s 2020 surge is set to continue as the digital cryptocurrency competes better against gold as an alternative currency. In a note, the financial institution says that with millennials set to become a more important market participant
Wendy Walker, solution principal at the tax compliance company Sovos, described reporting as the most important aspect of tax filing that people in the blockchain industry should know about. “Even if you don’t owe income taxes, you still have to report details of the transactions,” Walker told Cointelegraph in an interview. “I think that’s probably
Almost one-quarter of Ethereum’s (ETH) circulating supply is held on cryptocurrency exchanges, according to analytics platform ViewBase. The website shows that 26,768,260 ETH are on exchanges, equating to 23.6% with a value of $10.3 billion. Almost 26 million of these tokens are held by 10 centralized exchanges, with Coinbase alone sitting on 8,521,807 ETH —
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Prosecutors from the Netherlands have seized 2,532 bitcoins worth $33 million after a couple was convicted of money laundering by the Rotterdam District Court. The man and his wife were sentenced to two years for illegal money transmission and the court claims the couple’s bitcoin stash was used on the deep web. Dutch officials recently
Changpeng Zhao, CEO of Binance, is pushing back hard against allegations that the crypto exchange set up its U.S. arm to circumvent regulations and surreptitiously profit from investors. According to an Oct. 29 article from Forbes contributor Michael Del Castillo, the news outlet claims to have obtained a leaked presentation outlining Binance’s plans for operating
Bitcoin has undergone a strong rally since the cryptocurrency almost plunged to $0 in March. Even still, Peter Schiff has maintained that Bitcoin remains a bubble. Bitcoin Could Be the Biggest Bubble Ever, Schiff Argues Bitcoin has undergone a strong rally since the cryptocurrency almost plunged to $0 in March. The cryptocurrency currently trades for
Bitcoin (BTC) price has had a tremendous month as the price rallied from $10,500 to $13,800. However, in recent days, momentum is slowing amid rising coronavirus fears. Bitcoin’s price dropped from $13,800 to $12,900 on Oct. 28, making the recent breakout a fakeout. Alongside a correction on the cryptomarkets, the equity and commodity markets also
8 Countries Stricken With Rampant Inflation See Bitcoin Prices Touch All-Time Highs The price of bitcoin touched new highs in 2020 and a number of supporters are optimistic that the crypto asset’s value will drive higher. In addition to this year’s bitcoin price high, around eight different countries have seen bitcoin touch … read more.
China’s digital currency approach will favor its domestic retail system and prevent the dollarization of the economy according to one former senior official. Zhou Xiaochuan, the president of the Chinese Finance Association and former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), told attendees at a Eurasia Forum conference on Oct. 27 that the central