Blockchain 

Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin Is Not a Currency in Court Case Over Taxes on BTC Gains

An Israeli judge has ruled that bitcoin (BTC) is an asset and not a currency, local news site Globes reported on May 21. The judgment is significant because it means profits made by selling the cryptocurrency will now be liable to capital gains tax, Globes notes. Noam Copel, who founded the blockchain startup DAV, had bought BTC in 2011 and sold two years later — making a profit of $2.9 million at today’s rates. During the court case, he had argued that bitcoin should be regarded as a foreign currency, as fluctuations in exchange rates are…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Approaches $8,000 Again as Top Cryptos See Strong Gains

Sunday, May 19 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are rebounding to report moderate to notable gains on the day by press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has pushed to just below the $8,000 mark again. The market rebound comes after a sharp correction on May 17 that followed almost a week of massive growth. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is about eight percent up on the day, trading at $7,928 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up close to 11%. Bitcoin…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Sees Discrete Losses as Most Top Cryptos See Gains

Thursday, May 16 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $7.900 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is over 1.5% down on the day, trading at $7,899 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up nearly 23%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported yesterday, new data suggests that bitcoin’s growth is explained by its maturation as an asset based on conversations surrounding…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Falls Under $8,000 Again as US Stock Market Sees Discrete Gains

Wednesday, May 15 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) has fallen below the $8,000 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is nearly a percent down on the day, trading at $7,975 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up over 25.7%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap As Cointelegraph reported earlier today, the CEO of instant cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift told Bloomberg that bubbles are an essential…

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Bitcoin 

Some Major Coins Still Making Gains, Others Trade Sideways as Oil Reports Mixed Signals

Tuesday, May 14 —  Yesterday’s rally in cryptocurrency markets has slowed, with the top 20 coins by market capitalization reporting mixed signals, according to Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 After breaking the $8,000 threshold yesterday, the leading cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC) has been holding its ground, having gained 2.85% over the past 24 hours and is trading at $8,004 at press time. As reported earlier today, the bitcoin mining hashrate is becoming more distributed among mining pools. “While the distribution of hash power is certainly better geared against coordinated attacks, the…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Pushes Over $5,300 as Most Top Cryptos See Gains

Saturday, April 27 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate gains on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) has pushed just over the $5,300 mark. Bitcoin is up just under 1% on the day, trading at $5,306 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin has seen almost no change, down just under 1%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap Ether (ETH) is holding onto its position as the largest altcoin by market cap, which is nearly $16.9 billion. The…

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Bitcoin 

SeedInvest Gains FINRA Approval as Alternative Trading System a Month After Circle Buyout

SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding platform owned by crypto-friendly payment giant Circle, has gained approval to offer secondary shares trading, crypto industry news outlet The Block reported on April 26. The platform, which Circle bought out for an undisclosed sum in March this year, can now allow its users to trade startup shares via its accreditation as an Alternative Trading System. The company got the go-ahead from the United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), a month after gaining initial regulatory approval. At the time, Circle praised SeedInvest for its input…

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Ethereum 

Almost All Top 100 Coins in Red, Bitcoin Holds Weekly Gains After Dipping Below $5,500

Wednesday, April 24 — after hitting new highs for 2019 yesterday, cryptocurrency markets have again reversed to red, with virtually all of the top 100 coins by market cap seeing major losses on the day, according to data from CoinMarketCap. A former entrant of the top 20 coins by market capitalization, ontology (ONT) is seeing the biggest losses over the past 24 hours at press time among the top 30, down more than 11%. Basic attention token (BAT), which has recently overtaken ontology to enter the top 20, has surged…

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Bitcoin 

Bitfury Institutional Bitcoin Mining Fund Gains EU Regulator Approval

Blockchain tech giant Bitfury has partnered with a Swiss investment firm to release a dedicated bitcoin mining fund for institutional investors, executives confirmed on Twitter on April 24. Bitfury, which develops various blockchain-related software along with mining services, confirmed that Final Frontier, in which it holds a minority stake, had gained regulatory approval for the fund from neighboring Liechtenstein. Focusing on institutions, the fund will give major investors access to the world of bitcoin mining, with Bitfury describing its creation as beneficial for the emerging sector. Bitfury will provide the…

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Ethereum 

Crypto Markets Report Modest Gains, Gold Sees Slight Losses

Tuesday, April 16 — cryptocurrency markets have registered moderate gains over the past 24 hours, with only Bitcoin SV (BSV) trading in the red among all top 20 coins by market capitalization, according to Cointelegraph’s Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) started the day around $5,054, subsequently reaching its current price —  which is the coin’s intraday high — of $5,223, being up by 3.16% at press time. Bitcoin 24-hour price chart. Source: CoinMarketCap The second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization ethereum (ETH) is trading…

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