Why Did BAT Lose 28% of its Value Overnight After Coinbase Listing?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Since November 8, within a 48-hour period, Basic Attention Token (BAT) lost 28 percent of its value following a high profile Coinbase listing. On Friday, as CCN reported, BAT declined by around 20 percent against the US dollar. In the last 24 hours, BAT dropped by yet another eight percent, recording a 28 percent decline in value in a two-day span. The substantial drop in the price of BAT follows the official integration of the digital asset by Coinbase, the largest fiat-to-crypto exchange in the global market.…

$20 Trillion US Debt Will Inevitably Lead to Big Crypto Boom: Voorhees

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees has said that the growing debt of the US, which hovers at around $21.7 trillion as of November, will inevitably cause a big spike in crypto. “When the next global financial crisis occurs, and the world realizes organizations with $20 trillion in debt can’t possibly ever pay it back and thus must print it instead, and thus fiat is doomed. Watch what happens to crypto.” Voorhees suggested that to repay the national debt, the government and the federal reserve will be forced to…

Crypto Exchanges Should Take a Hard Look at IP Address-Masking Services

Richard Malish is General Counsel at NICE Actimize where he counsels on global anti-money laundering, fraud, trading compliance and banking regulatory matters. The New York Attorney General (“NY AG”) recently issued a report on its fact-finding enquiries to multiple virtual currency trading platforms believed to be operating in New York. One of its many interesting findings was how virtual private networks (“VPNs”) may permit market manipulation. VPNs are a critical tool for privacy-minded cryptocurrency traders, as well as the only method for some traders to access these markets in countries…

BBVA and Co-Lenders Complete $150 Million Syndicated Loan on a Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Two European and one Japanese bank one have completed the first blockchain-based syndicated loan. Together with France’s BNP Paribas and Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Spain’s banking behemoth BBVA utilized a private blockchain network in arranging a syndicated loan amounting to US$150 million for grid operator Red Electrica. Initially reported by the Financial Times, legal advisers were also granted access to the private blockchain network allowing instant exchange of information among all the parties to the deal. According to BBVA, the blockchain pilot is proof that distributed…

Wrapping up Devcon4 – The Coinbase Blog

Last week, more than 3,000 blockchain engineers, thinkers and investors descended on the city of Prague for the 4th Annual Ethereum Developers Conference. The ethos of an open financial system was on full display as everyone came together to ideate on and solve some of the toughest challenges facing Ethereum and blockchains today. Here’s a quick look at some of the highlights from our week. DeFi SummitWe kicked off the week at DeFi Summit, the second event in a new series hosted by a number of startups building the new…

Buy and Sell BAT on Coinbase – The Coinbase Blog

Starting today, Coinbase supports the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT, along with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, ZRX and USDC. BAT will be available for customers in most jurisdictions, but will not initially be available for residents of the state of New York. One of the most common requests we hear from customers is to be able to buy more assets on Coinbase. In September we announced a…

Early Win for Shrem: Judge Unfreezes Assets in Winklevoss Lawsuit

In a short-term win for bitcoin advocate Charlie Shrem, a federal judge has lifted the freeze on Shrem’s financial accounts in an ongoing legal battle against the Winklevoss twins. Shrem’s financial accounts and assets were temporarily frozen via an attachment order following the suit’s initial filing. The order allowed the U.S. Marshall for the Southern District to freeze Shrem’s assets, instructing cryptocurrency companies like Coinbase and Xapo and legacy financial institutions to freeze Shrem’s assets up to $30 million, the amount the Winklevosses are seeking in damages. However, following a…

Investor Lawsuit Brought Against AT&T, T-Mobile for SIM Swapping Hacks

Leading cryptocurrency investor law firm Silver Miller Law has filed suit against cell phone giants AT&T and T-Mobile on behalf of several digital asset investors who were victims of the identity-theft tactic known as “SIM swapping.” The suit alleges that both companies possessed flaws in their security systems and failed to properly train their employees to work against hackers seeking to gain access to users’ smartphones. SIM swapping occurs when a hacker gathers information on a potential victim, such as their phone password, answers to their security questions and their…

Ripple Bullish as Bitcoin Steady above $6,000

Latest Bitcoin News As the industry grow, regulation is important even if Bitcoin and other blockchain projects agitate for complete decentralization and decoupling from government influence. But when reality sets in and advocates realize that the industry can’t get away with fiat if liquidity and volatility is to reign then the importance of Business Growth and Transformation bill (PACTE) which President Macron is working hard for will even be clearer. If everything goes as plan and the legislators approve an amendment bill seeking to reduce capital gains tax from 36…

Bitcoin ETF Could Attract Billions in New Investment: VanEck

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn A bitcoin ETF could attract billions of dollars in new investments, so the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) should treat pending proposals as an opportunity to regulate the crypto market, said crypto exchange-traded fund advocate Gabor Gurbacs. Gurbacs, the director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, made this claim during an interview with CNBC Africa’s Crypto Trader. The comments came in the wake of VanEck’s persistent requests to the US securities regulator to approve their bitcoin ETF proposals. The SEC so far has rejected nine similar proposals,…