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Report Suggests Vast Majority of Bitcoin Trade Volume is Faked

There are several aspects of cryptocurrencies that have served to keep them from truly reaching mainstream status. While much-reported hacks are one element scaring off investors, concerns over market manipulation — including "pump and dump" schemes — have also been rampant. Now a new report is stoking those fears once...

Coinbase Pro Adds XRP to Exchange

At long last one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges has added support for one of the most popular digital assets. This week Coinbase announced that it was bringing Ripple (XRP) to Coinbase Pro, joining other coins such as Bitcoin, Etherum, Litecoin, and others. Since the announcement, XRP has seen prices...

Chase Announces JPM Coin Digital Token

One of the goals of cryptocurrencies is to achieve decentralization and free consumers from relying on banks. Yet, this week, one of the top banks in the U.S. revealed that it’s backing its own digital currency — JP Morgan Chase has announced the creation of JPM Coin. As CNBC reports,...

Square's Jack Dorsey Only Shows Interest in Bitcoin

This week, Square CEO Jack Dorsey took to Twitter (the other company he serves as CEO of) to talk about cryptocurrency. More accurately, he took questions about Bitcoin, noting that it's the only crypto asset he owns. But that's not all — Dorsey went on to suggest that his Square...

Report Suggests Two Groups Responsible for Majority of Crypto Hacks

As the popularity and awareness of cryptocurrencies has increased in recent years, media coverage of hacks and other thefts has also been elevated. This might make it seems as though crypto hackers are common and widespread. However, according to a new report by Chainalysis, as covered by Fortune, the majority of...

Another Crypto Sell-Off Hits After Ethereum Upgrade Delayed Again

After a disappointing 2018, cryptocurrency investors have high hopes for 2019. Unfortunately the new year has yet to bring much good news. Most recently, as Forbes reports, many assets including Bitcoin, Etherum, Litecoin, XRP, and others experienced another sell-off, with a total of $6 billion in market capitalization being lost...