Moneygram Lets Customers Buy and Sell Bitcoin With Cash at 12,000 Locations

Moneygram will start letting customers buy and sell bitcoin at 12,000 locations, thanks to a partnership with Coinme. The collaboration “will bring bitcoin to thousands of new point-of-sale locations in the U.S. with plans to expand to select international markets in the second half of 2021,” the companies say. Bitcoin at Moneygram Locations Moneygram International[…]

Ethereum Options Trade Volume Exceeds Bitcoin’s, Deribit Introduces a $50K ETH Strike for 2022

Last week, ethereum options volume surpassed bitcoin’s for the first time on the digital currency derivatives exchange Deribit. Further, the trading platform recently introduced a $50k ETH strike for March 2022 and explained the $50k call is “gaining immediate buy traction.” Ethereum Options Volume Grows Exponentially, $50K Strike Flexes Muscle When it comes to bitcoin[…]

Biden Economics: US Jobs Report Lackluster, Unemployment Extensions Hammer Supply Chain, Americans Want More Stimulus

Recent headlines in numerous publications claim the U.S. economy is set for rapid expansion and a “post Covid boom” thanks to Joe Biden’s economic plans. However, contradicting reports identify certain struggling elements, such as the supply chain, which have been ravaged by bureaucratic mandates, and suggest a bleaker circumstance entirely. Biden Administration Scrambles After a[…]

The Future of Ethereum in a Meme: Ultrasound Money

The “ultrasound money” meme has been running in Ethereum based circles for some time, gaining momentum as the asset rises and rises in value during this bull market. While it is considered a joke by many, like a myriad of memes, it hides a very complex array of factors that contribute to Ethereum’s newfound status.[…]

Edward Snowden Knocks Alex Gladstein’s Crypto Critique- ‘Worst Part of Dragon-Level Wealth Is People Devolve Into Dragons Themselves’

On Saturday evening, the privacy advocate and well known whistleblower, Edward Snowden, spoke out against some criticism stemming from the Human Rights Foundation’s Alex Gladstein. Snowden attacked the tribalism taking place in the crypto space and said that some people “lose sight of the world beyond their cave.” Alex Gladstein Calls Snowden’s Interview Clip a[…]

Bank of Russia Tests Services Related to Cryptocurrencies

Russia’s central bank has examined three platforms offering crypto-related services. The projects have been tested in its regulatory sandbox in the course of 2020. Bank of Russia has received dozens of requests to pilot various financial services since it created the closed regulatory environment around three years ago. CBR Pilots 3 Crypto Projects in 2020[…]

New SEC Chairman Unveils Policies for Cryptocurrencies, Calls Bitcoin ‘Scarce Store of Value’

The new chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, has shared his view on how the SEC plans to regulate cryptocurrencies, particularly bitcoin. He calls bitcoin “a digital, scarce store of value” and stresses the need to put in place some investor protections for this asset class. New SEC Chairman Talks[…]

US Authorities Seek Court Order to Shut Down Crypto Trading Platform Allegedly Duping Thousands of Investors

New York Attorney General Letitia James is seeking a court order to immediately shut down the operations of cryptocurrency exchange Coinseed. The attorney general previously filed a lawsuit against the crypto exchange but the platform allegedly continued to operate and dupe investors. US Authorities Take Urgent Action Against Coinseed The Office of Attorney General Letitia[…]