Origin Debuts OUSD, a Stablecoin That Works Like a Savings Account

Origin is announcing Origin Dollars, or OUSD, a stablecoin whose reserves leverage decentralized finance (DeFi) so that balances grow wherever it resides.

South Korean regulator is wary of NFT-based games

The South Korean blockchain gaming industry is concerned regulators are looking unfavorably on non-fungible token based games, after the Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) postponed an application for the NTF-based Five Stars on September 22.  According to iNews24, the watchdog decided to hold off from issuing a rating...

MicroStrategy CEO could ‘liquidate $200M in Bitcoin on a Saturday’

Michael Saylor has said that all $400 million of business intelligence firm MicroStrategy’s Bitcoin reserve holdings could be liquidated at any time. In a Sept. 22 interview, Saylor told Bloomberg that although “volatility isn’t really a reason to sell,” he would not hesitate to dump MicroStrategy’s 38,250 Bitcoin (BTC)...

You won’t believe the depths to which crypto scammers on Twitter are willing to sink

Last Friday night, crypto YouTuber Ivan on Tech messaged me on Twitter. Shortly into our conversation, he graciously offered me an investment opportunity in “Bitcoin trading/mining”, courtesy of a platform that he alleged was associated with Binance.  A tale of two Ivans; the real one is on the left....

Bitcoin options still bullish despite this week’s $900 BTC price drop

The $900 Bitcoin (BTC) price drop over the past two days might have been scary for novice traders, but those trading futures and options don’t seem bothered.  Cryptocurrency daily market performance snapshot. Source: Coin360 As Bitcoin price rallied to $11,000 on Sept. 19, investors may have become overly excited...

Major banks implicated in the FinCen leak take a beating in the stock market

The major banks who were mentioned in the recent FinCen leak were subsequently thrashed by the market today. According to the investigation conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, over the 20-year period from 1997 to 2017, the listed financial institutions facilitated over $2 trillion worth of suspicious transactions....

Craig Wright’s Summary Judgment Denied – Billion Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit Heads to Trial

On Monday afternoon, Judge Beth Bloom, from the District Court of Florida, denied Craig Wright’s summary judgment and the infamous billion-dollar bitcoin lawsuit will go to trial in January. The court published a 93-page decision on the matter, as Judge Bloom detailed that “a genuine dispute of material fact...

DeFi may not be like the ICO boom, but is that a good thing?

The crypto industry has boasted tremendous growth over the past year, largely thanks to the decentralized finance, or DeFi, boom. Some believe that the DeFi sector resembles the initial coin offering, or ICO, bubble of 2017. Others disagree, noting that the two eras are demonstrably different. “At least in...

Bitcoin-related ads are now streaming on Disney+ in some regions thanks to Zebpay

Crypto exchange Zebpay has launched a campaign with ads featuring Bitcoin during the Indian Premier League cricket games. As reported by Twitter user Mohit Rai Sharma, ads for Zebpay appeared on Indian streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar during a series of cricket matches starting Sept. 19. “Learn about simple, secure...

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Clings to $10.4K; Ether in Smart Contracts Highest Since 2016

Bitcoin price holds steady while ether in smart contracts reach a level not seen in four years.