Tag Archives: Cryptocurrencies

Italian Securities Watchdog Orders Unauthorized Crypto Companies to Cease and Desist

The Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) has ordered three crypto-related companies providing unauthorized investment services to cease and desist, an official release states Monday, Nov. 19. The first company, a trading platform called Richmond Investing, has purportedly violated the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF) — a fundamental law governing Italian financial markets — by… Read More »

Cybersecurity Firm Detects Cryptojacking Malware on Make-A-Wish Foundation Website

Hackers have infected the website of global non-profit organization the Make-A-Wish Foundation with cryptojacking malware, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Trustwave posted Nov. 19. According to Trustwave researchers, crypto jackers managed to incorporate a JavaScript (JS) miner CoinImp into the domain worldwish.org in order to illicitly mine privacy-focused cryptocurrency Monero (XMR). Similarly to the notorious Monero… Read More »

VanEck Subsidiary Launches Bitcoin Index Based on US Spot Indices

Investment management firm VanEck subsidiary MV Index Solutions has launched its own Bitcoin (BTC) index based on three major over-the-counter (OTC) desks, according to a press release published Nov. 20. MV Index Solutions is a firm that develops, monitors and licenses the MVIS Indices, which cover several asset classes, including equity, fixed income markets and digital assets. The… Read More »

Tom Lee Maintains $15,000 Year-End BTC Prediction Despite Market Crash

Despite the present market crash, major Wall Street crypto bull Tom Lee has reiterated his recently reduced year-end price prediction for Bitcoin (BTC) at $15,000 in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday, Nov. 20. In the recent statement, the head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors pointed out two major types of crypto players — those… Read More »

Why Making In-App Game Purchases Using Crypto is About to Get Easier

A blockchain-based platform that enables gamers to make in-app purchases using cryptocurrency has forged a partnership with Unity, a major game engine – giving developers the chance to unlock new revenue streams with lower fees. AppCoins offers an ERC20-compliant token which is compatible with some of the most popular wallets on the market, and is listed on the top… Read More »

Blockchain Network Takes on Ethereum ERC20 and Claims it is Faster and Cheaper

A new blockchain platform believes it is a “more attractive and accessible destination” for hosting tokens than the likes of Ethereum’s ERC20 platform, as it gives developers the support they need to build, market and launch custom tokens successfully. LindaX says it wants give entrepreneurs an opportunity to sculpt “absolutely unique tokens with exclusive features for designated transactions”… Read More »

Peru’s Central Bank Says Cryptocurrencies Are Risky Due to High Volatility

Peru’s central bank has reacted to the recent crypto markets collapse by warning about the high volatility of digital currencies on its Twitter Friday, Nov. 16. In its recent post, the Peruvian central bank included Bloomberg graphics on Bitcoin’s (BTC) price from December 2017 to mid-November 2018. The picture is followed by a statement: “Cryptocurrencies are not supported… Read More »

UK Regulator Considers Cryptocurrency Derivatives Ban Due to Market ‘Integrity Issues’

The U.K.’s finance regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), may ban cryptocurrency derivatives such as futures as part of its “most comprehensive response” to the industry, financial trading news outlet Finance Magnates reported Nov. 20. In a speech at a London conference Tuesday, FCA executive director of strategy and competition Christopher Woolard said the organization would consult on… Read More »