Apple May Remove Coinbase’s Mobile DApp Browser from App Store

After Google removed Ethereum-based decentralized application (DApp) browser MetaMask from its Android application store, Apple may now force Coinbase to remove the DApp browser feature from its crypto wallet application. According to a Reddit post published on Dec. 28, United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase warned its users that in order to comply with Apple’s mobile App Store policy, it might be forced to remove the DApp browser feature from its wallet application. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong commented on the post: “Coinbase CEO here. This is really unfortunate to see. Apple…

SEC’s Cryptomom Talks New Rule Changes and Meaning for Crypto With Cointelegraph

As one of five commissioners of the United States Securities Exchange Commission, Hester Peirce is at the forefront of securities regulation in the country today. Of interest to Cointelegraph’s readers, her positivity toward the future of cryptocurrencies has earned her the moniker “Crypto Mom.” Backdropped by recent efforts to update exemptions from security offering registration, as well as an ongoing tug-of-war with legislators as to how to handle crypto, Commissioner Peirce sat down with Cointelegraph to discuss recent changes in regulatory approach and what to look for in the next.…

Bitcoin Price Could Rally to $9K Before a Massive Collapse, Here’s Why

Bitcoin price (BTC) has been in a sidewards range for several weeks now, with some people on team bear calling for fresh lows in the region of $3,000 while the bulls have been calling for astronomical all-time highs soon. One thing that is apparent in the market, is that you have to take it one week at a time. With Bitcoin currently heading towards the mid-$7,000 range, is it time to flip bullish? Or is this yet another low liquidity Sunday pump to create CME gap-filling opportunities? Daily crypto market…

Ripple’s XRP Sell-Offs ‘Negligible’ Says CTO as Crypto Stays 95% Down

A senior executive at blockchain payment network Ripple has publicly defended the company against fresh criticism of its associated cryptocurrency, XRP. In an ongoing Twitter debate, David Schwartz, Ripple’s chief technology officer, rebuffed a claim that XRP was designed as a revenue stream for the company. Schwartz: XRP does not make Ripple richer The argument followed further tweets from sources including ex-Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd, who alleged Ripple’s partners had told him they were not prepared to use XRP. Schwartz protested: “Nobody buys XRP to give Ripple money to…

Bitcoin Users Stock Up as Data Shows Average Price Never Went Bearish

Bitcoin (BTC) never saw a bear market in 2019 — and the evidence is easy to find on the blockchain, according to some prominent figures. Data covering various metrics shows that despite recent price volatility, Bitcoin has held strong throughout its eleventh anniversary year. Investors echo that resolve — as the numbers confirm, so-called “hodlers” are more attached to their stash than ever before. One BTC price is in a perpetual bull market BTC/USD has dipped significantly several times since September. The pair’s rapid rise and fall triggered predictable warnings…

Top-5 Cryptos This Week: BCH, BSV, ETC, EOS, ATOM

Swiss finance minister and outgoing president Ueli Maurer believes that one of the most ambitious crypto projects of 2019, Facebook’s Libra stablecoin, will not be accepted by regulators in its current form. Though Libra has not seen the light of the day, it has forced a number of central banks to take cryptocurrencies seriously. China could be one of the first developed nations to launch a central bank digital currency. Though cryptocurrency trading is banned in China, the regulators are worried about its comeback. The Chinese government wants to ensure…

Mike Novogratz Says Bitcoin Will Hit $12K in 2020, Bets 1 ETH on Trump

Bitcoin (BTC) will hit $12,000 in 2020 as markets recover from fresh suppression, one of its most outspoken investors has said. Mike Novogratz, co-founder of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital, made the “$btc finishes over 12k,” remark as part of his new year predictions in a tweet on Dec. 28. Novogratz bets on Trump and BTC Long an advocate of Bitcoin, the entrepreneur also believed United States president Donald Trump would lose the upcoming presidential election by at least 10 million votes. As Cointelegraph reported, Trump is a critic of…

Bithumb Crypto Exchange Reportedly Considers Litigating $68.9M Tax Bill

Major South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb is reportedly looking to undertake administrative litigation over an $68.9 million (80 billion won) tax bill. English-language local news outlet KoreaHerald reported on Dec. 29 that the local tax agency has handed down over 80 billion won in taxation on the exchange. A first occurrence of its kind in South Korea The outlet notes that according to documents published by Bithumb’s largest shareholder Vidente via the financial supervisory services, the National Tax Service forced the exchange to pay the withholding taxes on trading activities…

The Ultimate Growth Driver for Crypto-Lending

We live in the days of next-generation digital money emergence. Ultimately, the world lacks a clean balance sheet and an asset that has significant appreciation potential to create more loans against it. ​Euro-backed stablecoins can help boost the crypto-lending sector by providing new ways to put both digital assets and fiat to work. Crypto lending works similarly to traditional lending services, the core difference being that loans are issued on decentralized platforms that lock up cryptocurrencies via smart contracts deployed on public blockchains. And while the up-and-coming decentralized finance sector…

Peter Schiff Says Every Asset Class But BTC Is Rallying as 2019 Ends

Famous gold bug Peter Schiff made another anti-Bitcoin (BTC) claim, pointing out that it’s the only asset class that is not rallying by the end of 2019. As United States stocks recently hit new all-time high, Schiff has provided his sarcastic remark that Bitcoin’s price doesn’t correlate with performance of other asset classes such as U.S. stocks, precious metals and others. Schiff tweeted on Dec. 27: “Bitcoin is not disappointing those who claim its true value is that it’s a non-correlated asset. Every asset class in the world is rallying…