Google Removes MetaMask from Chrome Extension Store

Google Removes MetaMask from Chrome Extension Store

Advertisement Google has abruptly removed MetaMask from the Chrome Extension store without any explanation. The Dapp browser extension has been unceremoniously removed from the Android and Chrome marketplace with no indication as to why, and if or when it will be restored. MetaMask made the announcement on its Twitter handle on Wednesday July 25 in…

Bitcoin ETF Can Lead to Billions of New Capital [But Not in 2018]

Bitcoin ETF Can Lead to Billions of New Capital [But Not in 2018]

Advertisement The cryptocurrency industry has been highly anticipating the debut of a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) by the end of 2018. But, some analysts believe it will not arrive until next year. Potential Impact of a Bitcoin ETF As a publicly-traded instrument, a bitcoin ETF has the ability to open a floodgate of capital from…

Most Complex dApp on Ethereum Already Has Millions of Dollars at Stake

Most Complex dApp on Ethereum Already Has Millions of Dollars at Stake

Advertisement Augur, which its co-founder Joey Krug previously described as the most complex decentralized application (dApp) on the Ethereum blockchain, has surpassed a million dollars at stake and demonstrated a rapid growth rate over the past few weeks. Future of Decentralized Betting In essence, Augur is a decentralized betting platform that exists on the Ethereum…

CFTC Does Not Regulate Retail Crypto Markets: Chairman Chris Giancarlo

CFTC Does Not Regulate Retail Crypto Markets: Chairman Chris Giancarlo

Advertisement The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo has stated that the agency’s primary remit is not to exercise regulatory jurisdiction over cryptocurrency trading markets and other cash markets, but to deal with fraud and compliance in large futures markets. He made this comment while responding to a question from…

Stellar Price Continues to Moon, Sees 10% Increase in 4 hours

Stellar Price Continues to Moon, Sees 10% Increase in 4 hours

Advertisement The stellar price reached a two-month high on Wednesday evening as it soared by well over 10% on major exchanges to reach a value of $0.33 on Bitfinex. Although there did not seem to be any particular news today to trigger this spike, the cryptocurrency — more accurately referred to as lumens (XLM) —…

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Eyes $1 Billion Pre-IPO Financing: Report

Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Eyes $1 Billion Pre-IPO Financing: Report

Advertisement Already the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency company, Chinese bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain is reportedly enticing investors toward a new $1 billion financing round ahead of its anticipated public listing in Hong Kong. According to regional news resource Toutiao, Bitmain is looking at a new round of financing – its biggest yet – near…

‘Big Four’ Firm EY Acquires Crypto-Assets Tax Tool to Audit Blockchains

‘Big Four’ Firm EY Acquires Crypto-Assets Tax Tool to Audit Blockchains

Advertisement As it seeks to expand its blockchain-related services and capabilities across the globe, accounting giant Ernst & Young has acquired crypto-related technology assets developed by the San Francisco, California-based Elevated Consciousness. This includes the Andy Crypto-Asset Accounting and Tax (CAAT) technology, a tool which links with multiple cryptocurrency wallets and exchanges thus enhancing the…

Coinbase Enables Cryptocurrency Gift Cards in Europe and Australia

Coinbase Enables Cryptocurrency Gift Cards in Europe and Australia

Advertisement Cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase has struck a new partnership to enable customers in Europe and Australia spend their cryptocurrency at major retailers and services including Nike and Uber. Coinbase is partnering WeGift, a London-based FinTech startup for the new service which allows its users to fundamentally withdraw their cryptocurrency into gift cards that can…