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Bitcoin Continues to Surge, Nearing All-Time High

In 2017, Bitcoin enjoyed a famed run that saw the cryptocurrency's value climb to nearly $20,000 per coin before plummeting back down to earth. Now, nearly three years later, the asset is making another run at that record. Since October 1st, the price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled, going from...

BitPay Launches BitPay Send Feature for Businesses

It's no secret that the typical employment model has been upended in recent years. Not only has the gig economy continued to grow but, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is at a new high. With that in mind, BitPay recently launched a new tool called BitPay...

Crypto Card Issuer Ternio Joins Visa's Fast Track Program

Visa's Fast Track program has found its newest participant: blockchain card issuer Ternio. By partnering with Visa, Ternio says it will be able to make it even easier for other FinTechs to introduce "crypto-friendly payment experiences." This is to say that customers will be able to manage and even earn...

Square Announces $50 Million Bitcoin Purchase

Square has just made a major investment in cryptocurrency. The Jack Dorsey-led FinTech announced this week that it had purchased 4,709 Bitcoins. With a total price tag of $50 million (which amounts to approximately 1% of Square’s total assets as of the end Q2), this means that the company paid...

IRS Alters 1040 Form to Make Crypto Question More Prominent

Taxpayers who hold, exchange, and transact cryptocurrencies will soon have one fewer excuses for not reporting these activities to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS). According to the Wall Street Journal, the new Form 1040 for the 2020 tax will make it harder to ignore a question about cryptocurrency assets. Now,...

Fireblocks and X-Margin Partner to Offer Crypto Derivatives

Even as most laymen are still wrapping their heads around the basic concept of cryptocurrencies, investors are already taking the possibilities to the next level. One example of this is crypto derivatives, which have gained popularity as of late despite some risks and limitations that the current trading platforms hold....

Celsius Network Announces 6.2% APY Earnings on Bitcoin Holdings

Ever since cryptocurrencies have crept into the mainstream, startups have been finding unique ways to leverage these assets and make them attractive to customers. In 2018, Celsius Network did just that with their HODL & Earn program, which manages more than $1 billion in crypto assets today. Now, Celsius customers...

Cryptocurrency Exchange IDEX Announces $2.5 Million Seed Round

Just as the FinTech market has been ripe for investment even throughout the pandemic, cryptocurrency-centric startups have also gotten a fair share of attention. Among some recent fundraising efforts are DeFi's $1 million seed round, Chainalysis' $49 million Series B, and the more than $15 million in investments that Celsius...