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Traditional Investors Sending an ESG Sign Important to Bitcoin Miners Too

As debt investors seem to be looking into how much an energy company is polluting, the bond market may be seeing higher funding costs for those companies polluting more – showing the rising importance of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)-compliant investments at the time when regulators, skeptics, and Bitcoin (BTC) competitors are targeting [Full …

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Bitcoin Salaries a No-go, Confirms El Salvador as Adoption Worries Rise

El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele’s plans to launch a bitcoin (BTC)-powered society could be hampered by internal concerns about the most popular cryptocurrency – with the government apparently bowing to public pressure and ruling out the notion of bitcoin salaries. As reported yesterday, the Salvadorian government’s labor chief had suggested that the [Full content at …

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Fed Keeps Rates, Says Inflation ‘Largely Reflects Transitory Factors’

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Source: a video screenshot, Youtube, NBC News The US Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate at 0 to 0.25%, increased GDP growth and inflation forecasts for this year, sending a hawkish signal. Chairman Jerome Powell is now holding a press briefing, where he …

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Bitcoin Miner Relocation Within China and Worst Case Scenario

The relocation of Bitcoin (BTC) miners within China is already underway – and should the situation worsen, they might also be moving out of the country in droves, according to Jiang Zhuoer, CEO of mining pool BTC.TOP. This, however, would lead to hashrate decentralization. The majority of miners in China had been running as usual …

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Crypto Listing and Delisting Announcements: Week 24

Here is our weekly collection of digital asset listing and delisting, trading pair-related announcements by crypto exchanges that we found last week. Have we missed something? Do you have information about new listings and/or delistings? Let us know here. _________________________________________ Bibox Listings: Amp (AMP) DogeSwap (DOG) Kianite Finance (KIAN) Pippi [Full content at Read More]

Ethereum Miners Can Transition to These Coins and Boost Their Values

By now, every Ethereum (ETH) fan knows that this blockchain is in the process of switching from a proof-of-work (PoW) to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. What’s less widely known, even among those in the Ethereum community, is what will happen to the miners that help secure this network. Having invested plenty of capital in …

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JPMorgan on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Move, Miners Win In New York + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. ____ Adoption news The question remains whether the designation of bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender by El Salvador has mechanical implications for its treatment in larger economies under tax law, banking and financial …

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Understanding What Turned El Salvador’s President Bukele on to Bitcoin

Nayib Bukele. Source: A screenshot, Instagram/nayibbukele It’s February 3, 2019, and the world’s media is reporting that Nayib Bukele, “the Latin American Donald Trump,” has just swept to power in El Salvador’s presidential elections. Turns out this is some pretty lazy reporting: Yes, Bukele is a right-wing populist. But it will soon turn out there …

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New Major Players Enter Crypto Market, China Hides Binance, OKEx & Huobi + More News

Get your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptoasset and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. ____ Investments news Interactive Brokers Group plans to begin offering crypto trading through its brokerage by the end of the summer, Reuters reported, citing Founder and Chairman Thomas Peterffy. He did not say …

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