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China Is Putting Its Money into the New Bit Pie Wallet

It sounds like China is really warming up to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as of late.China: Mixing Things Up Even MoreThe latest price hike for BTC has ultimately come about largely because Chinese president Xi Jinping commented that blockchain technology could bring his country’s infrastructure to new heights. Thus, he’s planning to push blockchain innovation very hard in the future.But prior to these words, it’s known that China hasn’t always been friendly to crypto. For one thing, the...

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Canaan Officially Files for $400 Million IPO on Nasdaq

One of the biggest bitcoin miner manufacturers, the Avalon Bitcoin miner Canaan Creative, publicly filed for a U.S. Initial Public Offering (IPO) on Monday, with big names as underwriters. Credit Suisse, Galaxy Digital, Citigroup, China Renaissance, CMBI, Huatai Securities and Tiger brokers are obliged to pay for and accept delivery of the ADSs offered by this prospectus.The second-largest manufacturer of ASIC mining hardware after Bitmain, Canaan plans to list its shares on Nasdaq under the...

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Bitmain Co-Founder and Major Shareholder Removed from the Company by CEO

In what sounds like the makings of the plot of a telenovela series, top crypto billionaire and founder of cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain Micree  Ketuan Zhan has been forced out of his own company where he holds about 60% control. CEO and fellow co-founder Jihan Wu has terminated all the day-to-day working positions and responsibilities that Micree Zhan had and held within the organization down to the deletion of his e-mail and denial of access to Bitmain’s premises.Bitmain, meanwhile,...

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#738 DCEP Digitalwährung Launch China, Bitcoin Argentinien & Miner Canaan Creative IPO USA

Hey Krypto Fans, willkommen zur Bitcoin-Informant Show Nr. 738. Heute geht’s um folgende Themen: DCEP Digitalwährung vor dem Launch in China, Bitcoin sieht starke Woche in Argentinien aufgrund Kapitalkontrollen & Miner Canaan Creative IPO USA. 1.) DCEP – China kurz vor dem Launch der weltweit ersten Digitalwährung?https://cryptomonday.de/dcep-china-kurz-vor-dem-launch-der-weltweit-ersten-digitalwaehrung/ 2.) Bitcoin sieht starke Woche in Argentinien, da die Regierung...

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Rybkin Sentencing: More Proof That Criminals Like BTC

The following is proof that work hours should be devoted to work. Andrei Rybkin, a former Russian nuclear scientist, has been sentenced to three years in prison for mining bitcoin utilizing a plant’s computing power.Rybkin: Heading to JailAside from serving time behind bars, Rybkin will have to pay a fee of more than $3,000 (about 200,000 rubles) to court authorities. Sentenced on Thursday, Rybkin is one of three people that were potentially involved in an illegal mining network that...

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Weekly Crypto Market Update: The Calm Before the Bitcoin Storm?

Bitcoin continues to lose ground, and the price has remained in the range into which it fell at the end of September when the last sharp correction occurred. It didn’t scare the market away, and money has continued to flow into altcoins which are starting to see a change in the trend. The altcoin market is showing positive signs, but we still don’t expect an “altcoin season” anytime soon.This week, the 18 millionth bitcoin was mined, and the halving is just around the corner. It will be...

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Data Model Predicts Bitcoin Price Will Multiply 7X in Just Seven Months

The price of bitcoin has been heading south over the past three months, but one quant analyst that goes by the name of PlanB on Medium predicts that the flagship cryptocurrency could surge in the coming days. Bitcoin halving will send the price soaring PlanB’s price model is based on the scarcity of the cryptocurrency. The analyst predicts that bitcoin will hit a market capitalization of $1 trillion after the next halving event occurs in May 2020, giving each token a valuation of $55,000....

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Bitmain Launches 50MW Crypto Mining Facility in Texas amid Drive for Expansion

Bitmain, the Chinese manufacturer of computing chips and cryptocurrency mining equipment, has just launched a 50MW facility for crypto mining in Texas’ Rockdale city. The facility was erected in conjunction with DMG Blockchain Solutions, a Canadian firm, as well as the Rockdale Municipal Development District (MDD).According to an official Bitmain publication, construction of the facility began last year, after the company announced that it would erect the biggest cryptocurrency mining farm in...

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SEC’s Court Hearing on Telegram’s Gram Token Postponed to 2020

In what seems to be a continuing series of woes for Telegram and its TON blockchain, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has decided to postpone the hearing that will determine if the Grams token is a security or not to the 18th and 19th of February 2020.Though the company was doing its best to make its token publicly available, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made a couple of moves by dragging the messaging app to court on...

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Bitcoin Mining Startup Layer1 Raises $50M from Peter Thiel, Shasta Ventures and Others

Layer1, San Francisco-based startup involved in Bitcoin mining, has raised $50 million in an effort to live up its plan to establish farms for mining. The money has been received from such a row of prominent investors including Peter Thiel, an American billionaire and co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies and Founders Fund, and Shasta Ventures, an early-stage venture capital investment firm that invests in enterprise and technology consumer startups.According to Alexander Liegl, CEO of...

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