Bitcoin 

Square Doubles Bitcoin Revenue, Generating $125 Million via Cash App in Q2

Payments company Square has generated $125 million in Bitcoin (BTC) revenue in the second quarter of 2019 through its mobile payments service Cash App. Square released the information in the company’s Q2 2019 shareholder letter on August 1. According to the letter, the company’s Bitcoin revenue benefited in part from the number one  cryptocurrency’s price rally over the quarter. As a result of this price growth, there was also a correspondingly increased volume of Bitcoin, they say. This resulted in a $2 million gross profit for the company. Cash App…

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Ethereum 

Bitfinex to Use 27% of Tokinex Revenue to Burn LEO Tokens

Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange announced that it will spend 27% of past and future Tokinex revenue on burning LEO tokens, according to an official blog post on July 8. Bitfinex unveiled LEO in May as the native utility token for its initial exchange offering (IEO) platform Tokinex. Parent company iFinex committed to burning LEO tokens, until commercial circulation runs dry, in the LEO token whitepaper: “On a monthly basis, iFinex and its affiliates will buy back LEO from the market equal to a minimum of 27% of the consolidated gross revenues…

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Blockchain 

Overstock’s Revenue Decreases 17% in Q1 2019 From Q1 2018 Due to Decline in Sales

Online retail giant and major crypto industry disruptor Overstock.com has seen a 17% decrease in revenue in Q1 2019 from Q1 2018, the firm’s CEO Patrick Byrne revealed in the latest quarterly report released on May 9. Overstock’s total net revenue reportedly decreased from $445 million in Q1 2018 to $367 million in Q1 2019, as the company saw a sufficient decline in sales and marketing expenses as part of their effort to bring back retail profitability. Following a major shift in retail strategy with a large increase in sales…

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Bitcoin 

Payment Platform Square’s Q1 2019 Bitcoin Revenue High, Crypto Profits Low

Payment platform Square saw a new revenue high from bitcoin (BTC) sales through its Cash app, while profits from Bitcoin sales remained low, according to a letter to shareholders outlining first quarter (Q1) 2019 financial figures. In its recently published letter on earnings — which is unaudited — Square revealed that in the Q1 2019 the company’s total net revenue grew 43% year over year, amounting to $959 million, wherein bitcoin revenue was $65.5 million. Bitcoin costs for the same period reportedly amounted to $64.7 million, meaning that overall bitcoin…

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Bitcoin 

Coinbase’s 2018 Revenue Is 60% Less Than Projected by the Firm: Report

Major global crypto exchange Coinbase reportedly saw around $520 million in revenue last year, Reuters reported on April 18. The publication calculated the sum by looking at a filing to Britain’s corporate registry last week showing Coinbase’s non-U.S. revenue equaled around 154 million euros ($173 million), noting that a Coinbase executive once stated that the non-U.S. revenue is equal to almost one third of the overall revenue Based on Reuters’ calculations of Coinbase’s 2018 revenue, the crypto exchange has generated 60% less than its stated plans. In late October 2018,…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Exchange Offering Revenue Sharing and Copy Trading to Launch in Arabic and English

A crypto exchange says it aims to offer “an exceptional user experience for all traders on its platform, regardless of their experience level,” delivering support for multiple languages and sharing revenue among users. Pukkamex argues that many of the services dominating the industry right now are clunky, slow and vulnerable to crashing during crucial trades, something that can be disastrous for seasoned traders when prices are volatile. The company claims that its infrastructure eliminates unscheduled outages, meaning trades “will always be processed instantly, even during times of peak demand.” The exchange…

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Bitcoin 

Canada Revenue Agency Auditing Crypto Investors

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the government’s tax collection service, is reportedly auditing investors in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Forbes reports on March 6. Citing sources close to the matter, Forbes states that the CRA has sent extensive questionnaires to investors pertaining to their crypto-related activities in recent years. The questionnaires reportedly run 14 pages long with 54 questions and multiple sub-questions. The CRA told Forbes: “In order to protect the integrity of our risk assessment systems, we cannot comment on the specific information or criteria we use to select…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Mining Revenue Begins Slow Recovery After 18-Month Lows, New Report Shows

Bitcoin (BTC) mining revenues have begun climbing after falling to their lowest levels in 18 months, statistics from cryptocurrency industry newsletter Diar confirmed Mar. 4. Capping a troubling year for miners, February saw revenue drop to amounts not seen since August 2017 — when Bitcoin was at the start of its most recent bull run. Mining income totalled $195 million in February 2019, down from $210 million in January and a fraction of the $951 million all-time highs seen at the height of the bull run in December 2017. “To…

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Bitcoin 

Square Bitcoin Revenue Success Contrasts Profit Warnings After Record Q4 Results

United States-based payment platform Square reported $166 million in annual Bitcoin (BTC) revenue for 2018, data from its annual earnings report published Feb. 27 confirms. Square, which shares its CEO Jack Dorsey with Twitter, achieved just over $52 million in Bitcoin sales for Q4, surpassing Q3 by $9 million and Q2 by more than $15 million. Clear profit from the Bitcoin operations, which involve Square’s consumer app Cash, remain low, as purchasing costs account for the vast majority of revenue. Nonetheless, Bitcoin industry figures appeared buoyed by the results, which…

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Ethereum 

Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin Discloses Non-ETH Crypto Holdings and Other Revenue Sources

Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has disclosed that his crypto investments are virtually exclusively devoted to the Ethereum network, in a post published to an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) Reddit thread on Feb. 18. The AMA post is dedicated the Ethereum leadership and accountability, asking those in leadership positions in the ETH community to share their possible conflicts of interest. In Buterin’s summary, his total holdings of non-Ethereum ecosystem tokens — comprising Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Zcash (ZEC) — account for less than 10 percent of…

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