Crypto-Friendly Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Considering a Mayoral Run?

“See you back in New York,” Andrew Yang said as he ended his campaign for US president.   Cryptocurrency holders saw an ally in 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang, so the news that he was suspending his campaign on Feb. 11 came as a major disappointment. As one of the outspoken candidates on blockchain and crypto, Yang outlined his plans for the cryptocurrency industry and discussed implementing blockchain-based mobile voting for the upcoming election. One of the political action committees (PAC) supporting Yang even allowed donations in Bitcoin. Yang’s progressive ideas…

Binance Takes Additional Steps to Tap Singapore’s Crypto Market

The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently opened its doors to crypto by introducing the Payment Services Act. This policy is intended to regulate cryptocurrency payments and trading using regulations that currently govern traditional fiat payment services as a guideline. Any interested parties must apply for the appropriate licenses in Singapore, including a standard payment institution license, a money-changing license, and a major payment institution license. According to a Feb. 17 Bloomberg report, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges has done just that. Binance, with headquarters in Malta but also…

Crypto Games, a Market in the Making of Its Own Fortune

Since the release of a game called CryptoKitties in November 2017, the concept of nonfungible tokens has been rooted in the minds of developers and crypto investors alike. The year 2019 was groundbreaking, with large, multinational companies beginning to draw attention to the new sector of digital assets and develop their own projects. In 2020, however, new games backed by different technologies are starting to emerge. So, what does 2020 hold for crypto games? Tokens that cannot be changed There are a lot of fungible tokens that the crypto community…

Does Correlation Between Bitcoin Price and Altcoins Mean Buy the Dips?

Bitcoin (BTC) price reached a new 2020 high on Feb. 13, 2020, crossing $10,497 following a 42% gain since the start of the year. This appreciation in price has led crypto analysts to suggest that a new bull run is in its early stages and some estimate that the price will reach a new all-time high at $27,000 by summer. Other analysts believe the price will reach the coveted $100,000 mark right before the start of 2021. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Alongside Bitcoin’s price gain, altcoins have been…

he CIA’s Decryption Abilities, BTC Beyond $10K and More on the Bad Crypto Podcast

Check out this week’s episode of the Bad Crypto podcast, which cites a bunch of great Cointelegraph reporting to generate an hour-long episode of crypto audio news. This week’s episode covers a wide variety of topics per usual. There’s the ever-developing story of BTC living life above $10,000. And wouldn’t you know it, it turns out the CIA has been far more capable at decryption than you may have previously thought. Binance’s CZ confirms the impending launch of a cloud platform, and there are exciting stablecoin developments taking place in…

The Story of Binance’s CEO From A to CZ

Some call him the Bill Gates of the crypto industry, but I personally think he is not just pushing forward our industry but transforming deeply rooted economic and social culture. He fills concert halls talking about the importance of decentralization and the freedom of money. He finds time to organize dinners for journalists, introducing them to the empire he built before briskly leaving for another meeting with his team. He is idolized by his colleagues, respected by his competitors, and radiates positive energy when you meet him. In the 2019…

David Marcus and His Calibrated Effort to Save Libra

David Marcus was born in France, grew up in Paris and Geneva, and had shown interest in tech from his early years. At 23, he founded his first company — internet provider GTN — and later sold it. Related: Who Is David Marcus: Bitcoin Believer Turned Facebook Libra Co-Creator Marcus is currently the head of Calibra, a subsidiary of Facebook and the official wallet provider for the Libra cryptocurrency. He is a former head of messaging products at Facebook and was a board member of Coinbase in 2018. Prior to…

Will Bitcoin Price Finally Conquer $10K? Here Are 3 Things to Consider

Bitcoin (BTC) bulls were celebrating the digital asset’s recent surge above $10,000 for the first time this decade, but the smiles were short-lived as Bitcoin failed to hold above $10K for a meaningful amount of time. Is this another short-lived bull run like the seven times Bitcoin crossed $10K in 2019? Or is this time different? Daily crypto market performance. Source: Coin360.com $10K Bitcoin in 2019 BTC USD daily chart. Source: TradingView As can be seen in the chart above, Bitcoin crossed over the $10,000 mark on seven occasions in…

How Loeffler Became One of Crypto’s Most Influential

Since the 2017 mania, every year in the crypto and blockchain space has been increasingly eventful. 2019 was no exception: Along with Facebook’s Libra project and China’s digital yuan endeavors, Intercontinental Exchange’s digital assets platform Bakkt was finally launched. Its CEO, Kelly Loeffler, ensured a smooth start for the exchange, then swiftly left her business to pursue a political career by the end of the year. She now represents the state of Georgia in the United States Senate, and as one of the most influential people affiliated with the crypto…

Resistance Is Nothing New to Pavel Durov

2019 was one hell of a year for Pavel Durov. The serial entrepreneur announced and made moves to release the Telegram Open Network, or TON — the blockchain associated with his Telegram messaging app. The idea of TON is to allow users to go beyond simply sending messages and emojis to each other, by using the app’s underlying infrastructure to transact a cryptocurrency called Gram in a completely trustless and secure manner. But the United States Securities and Exchange Commission had other plans for the launch of Telegram’s new blockchain…