Category Archives: Altcoin

Libra Is Like Sending a Friend Request to Terrorists, Politician Says

A United States Democratic congressman has claimed “Mark Zuckerberg is sending a friend request to oligarchs, drug dealers, human traffickers and terrorists” by launching Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. In a combative tweet on July 17, Brad Sherman described Libra as the “Zuck Buck” and he accused

Bitpoint Hack Shows That Regulators’ Scrutiny Does Not Equal Safety

On July 12, 2019, Tokyo-headquartered cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint promptly suspended its services after noticing an error in the outgoing funds transfer system. Soon, an official announcement followed, revealing that the trading platform had lost around 3.5 billion yen (roughly $32 million) as a result of

UK Royal Mint to Provide Custody for New Cryptocurrency

Royal Mint, a government-owned manufacturer of coins in the United Kingdom, will provide crypto custodial services for the first time ever, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 15. The 1,100 year-old financial institution is participating in the launch of new cryptocurrency

Facebook’s Stablecoin Libra Unlikely to Become Mainstream

Financial services firm Jefferies’ recent survey indicates that American users will hardly use Facebook’s forthcoming stablecoin Libra due to a lack of trust, The Block reported on July 1 In the survey, which included over 600 respondents, four in five people reportedly chose  “Unlikely” or