Facebook Unexpectedly Plants Its Flag in Crypto-Friendly Switzerland

By CCN: Facebook has reportedly set up a fintech company dubbed Libra Networks in Switzerland. The move clearly correlates with the social media giant’s Project Libra. According to Reuters, the focus of the fintech is on the blockchain, payments, data analytics, and investing. Libra Networks, which was registered in Geneva on May 2, will provide …

Crypto Bulls and Bears Wrestle on What Comes Next for the Bitcoin Price

By CCN: Many in the crypto community remained calm and banded together despite the steep drop in the bitcoin price on the heels of an otherwise incredibly bullish month. Bitcoin’s value was slashed by approximately $21 billion in the last 24 hours, with the BTC price currently holding above the $7,000 threshold. The declines were …

2019 Bitcoin Rally Beats 2017’s All-Time High $20,000 : Crypto VC Chief

By CCN: Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), one of the most influential venture capital firms in the crypto space, has said that the current rally of bitcoin is different from 2017. The bitcoin price dropped to $7,200 on the day but remains up 96 percent year-to-date (source: coinmarketcap.com) The …

Epic! Anderson Cooper to Interview Bitcoin Pizza Guy on 60 Minutes

By CCN: The bitcoin price may have expanded more than 100% year-to-date, but the crypto community is bummed about today’s declines. There’s no need to fear, however. That mainstream adoption that everybody has been waiting for, it’s about to get real. Bitcoin is being featured on a CBS 60 Minutes segment this weekend, and it’s …

Microsoft’s Blockchain Obsession, Including ID Push, Is Good for Bitcoin

By CCN: Does Microsoft consider blockchain to be the strongest technology in the world? Who knows, but they sure seem to recognize its growing mainstream status and view it as a potential moneymaker. The company recently announced that it would be building a decentralized identity (DID) network on top of the Bitcoin blockchain, the oldest …

Google Searches Scream ‘FOMO!’ as Bitcoin Tops $8,350

By CCN: Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, once gave some investing advice that is incredibly timely now that bitcoin (BTC/USD) skyrocketed to a fresh 2019 high of $8,350 on Coinbase: “To be a successful investor, you must divorce yourself from the fears and greed of the people around you.” The unexpected rally may not …

Dubai Bitcoin Exchange BitOasis Wins Preliminary License in Middle East First

By CCN: The United Arab Emirates has granted crypto exchange BitOasis a preliminary license which allows it to operate a digital asset wallet and a trading platform in the region. According to Dubai-based BitOasis, this will make the firm Middle East’s first regulated bitcoin exchange. The preliminary license was granted by the Financial Services Regulatory …

‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Preaches Libertarian Gospel of Crypto & Crack Cocaine

By CCN: Roger Ver took to YouTube to read another letter from Ross Ulbricht, creator of the first darknet market using Bitcoin. The libertarian idealist used the opportunity to rail against the war on drugs. Roger Ver Reads Letter from Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Roger Ver – once nicknamed “Bitcoin Jesus” for his rabid …

Massive Bitcoin Price Rally Awaits Shorts’ Trigger Beyond Fresh 2019 High

By CCN: In the past month, the bitcoin price has climbed 23 percent against the U.S. dollar in major markets, recording nearly a 70 percent year-to-date (YTD) gain. The bitcoin price is up by more than 23 percent in the past month (source: coinmarketcap.com) The bitcoin price has almost fully recovered to November 2018 levels …