Category: USA

Coinbase Launches Full Trading of Basic Attention Token

American cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has announced the rollout of full trading of the Basic Attention Token (BAT) at Coinbase.com and in the Coinbase Android and iOS apps, per a blog post published Nov. 8. According to the announcement, Coinbase’s customers can now buy, sell, send, receive, or store BAT along with other […]

Bank of America Has the Most Blockchain Patents, But Is it Actually Going to Use Them?

On October 30, Bank of America (BofA) added yet another cryptocurrency-related patent to its collection of more than 50 applications filed within the same field. The second-largest bank in the US has been leading in the informal blockchain patent race, sidestepping such players as IBM and Alibaba. However, that does not mean that BofA is […]

Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Secures Insurance Coverage for Custodied Assets

Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) has secured insurance coverage for custodied digital assets from lending services firm Aon, according to a press release published Oct. 3. Founded in 2014 in New York by Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini is now the 50th largest digital currency exchange by 24 hour adjusted trade […]

Walmart’s Latest Blockchain Patent Lets Robots Conduct Deliveries Across Supply Chain

U.S. retail giant Walmart has applied to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) to patent a blockchain system for deliveries, according to an official patent document released August 30. The new patent aims to provide a technology for running “in-field authenticating of autonomous electronic devices” to enable secure deliveries. The patent specifies that “[i]n […]

SEC Intensifies Probe Into Biotech-Turned-Crypto Mining Firm Blockchain Riot

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has intensified its investigation into crypto mining firm Blockchain Riot, according to the firm’s latest 10-Q quarterly report filed August 14. Riot Blockchain is a former biotech firm that changed its name to contain the word “blockchain” last year, seeing valuations skyrocket from $8 a share to over […]

Despite NYSE’s ‘Biggest News of the Year’ for Bitcoin, Crypto Markets Plummet in a Blink

Crypto markets have taken a vertiginous plunge today, August 4, with Bitcoin (BTC) losing almost $500 in the six hours before press time to dip below $7,000, and all of the top ten cryptocurrencies by market cap in the red, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is trading around $7,028 […]

World’s Fourth Largest Crypto Exchange Huobi Appoints CEO for New US Platform

Huobi, the world’s fourth largest crypto exchange by daily trade volumes, has appointed a CEO for its newly created “strategic partner” trading platform in the U.S., according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph June 25. Frank Fu has been chosen as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Huobi’s new U.S.-based digital assets marketplace, which was […]

U.S. Mutual Fund VP Says Blockchain Will Help ‘Drive This Next Industrial Revolution’

Steve Chiavarone, a VP at financial services company Federated Investors, made bullish comments on blockchain technology as an “economic growth driver” in an interview on CNBC Friday, May 11. Responding to whether blockchain will be a driver of economic growth, Chiavarone noted the potential for automatization and increased efficiency blockchain offers, saying: “When you think […]