Satoshi Writing a Book? Bitcoin Creator Said to be Revealing Cryptocurrency Mysteries

At 11:45 p.m., June 29, 2018, someone claiming to be Nakomoto published 21 pages of new material—a sneak preview, allegedly, of a book about the origins of the first cryptocurrency. The excerpt appeared at, a website anonymously purchased three days earlier via Amazon’s domain registrar. As Cryptoslate notes, The Nakamoto Family Foundation website certainly […]

Kraken Strikes Back at Tether Price Manipulation Claims

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is calling foul on allegations that its tether (USDT) markets are frequently characterized by trading activity commonly associated with wash trading and other forms of market manipulation. Last week, Bloomberg published an investigative report examining trades involving tether, a “stablecoin” allegedly backed by physical U.S. dollars at a 1:1 ratio. Controversy has […]

Philippines to Issue 25 Cryptocurrency Exchange Licenses in Economic Zone

The administrator of a government-controlled economic zone in the Philippines has revealed plans to issue 25 licenses to cryptocurrency exchanges. The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), a government-operated economic zone in the northern tip of the Philippines, will open its doors to as many as 25 cryptocurrency exchange operators in its tax-friendly jurisdiction, an announcement […]

Former ‘Big Three’ Chinese Giant BTCC Relaunches Cryptocurrency Exchange

After shuttering its doors nine months ago, the world’s oldest cryptocurrency exchange is relaunching its exchange platform for business and has revealed its plan to launch its own token in the future. BTCC on Monday announced the launch of its revamped exchange with support for crypto-to-fiat and crypto-only trading pairs including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, litecoin […]

How Cryptocurrencies Are Regulated in Eastern Europe

On June 30, Russia saw a launch of a first crypto investment bank aimed to hold initial coins offerings (ICO), while the government is is expected to pass its major crypto and blockchain-related regulatory bill this week.   Meanwhile, there’s been more news coming from Eastern Europe: last week, Poland’s cryptocurrency group the Polish Bitcoin […]