(May 22nd, 2019) - Today marks the nine-year anniversary of the first ever reported transaction using Bitcoin to make a purchase. A Florida-based, early crypto supporter spent 10,000 BTC on two pizzas, making history through a mundane meal purchase. Since then Bitcoin price has grown exponentially and the asset has become a widely recognized name in the financial technology sector, and sparked the creation of an entire industry of competition cryptocurrencies, all vying for Bitcoin’s top spot.
(May 22nd, 2019) - Because there are, apparently, second acts in crypto, the creator of the defunct Cryptopia exchange is trying again with a new exchange product called Assetylene.
(May 21st, 2019) - Was Bitcoin’s recent rally past $8K actually a spillover effect from the ongoing US-China trade war? Of course, any conclusion along those lines can be somewhat speculative in nature. However, a growing number of experts, including many industry insiders, seem to believe this was precisely the case.
(May 21st, 2019) - Crypto startup Circle has laid off roughly 30 people, or about 10 percent of its staff, CoinDesk has learned.
(May 21st, 2019) - Count this as the latest revelation to emerge in Bitfinex’s battle with the New York Attorney General’s office.
(May 21st, 2019) - Morgan Stanley cut its bear (worst-case) forecast on Tesla’s stock from $97 to just $10 on Tuesday, citing concerns about the company’s increased debt load and geopolitical exposure.
(May 21st, 2019) - Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, filed copyright registrations for the Bitcoin whitepaper and the original Bitcoin code with the US Copyright Office. The office ‘recognized’ Wright as the author, making it the first government agency to do so.
(May 21st, 2019) - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted a confirmed cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme after it took funds worth $30 million, the regulator confirmed in a press release on May 21.
(May 21st, 2019) - Bitcoin exchanges are surging in popularity during the 2019 bull-run, with Binance entering the top 1000 most popular websites in the world.
(May 21st, 2019) - A Bernie Sanders voter found a stash of hidden Bitcoin Cash (BCH) – and almost gave it away immediately.