The crypto world is going wild for ‘stablecoins’ — here’s everything you need to know about them

‘Stablecoins’ are the hottest thing in crypto right now, with over 50 projects in development. A ‘stablecoin’ is a cryptocurrency that’s price is pegged to a real-world asset like gold or the dollar. Here’s a guide to what they’re used for, how they work, and why people are excited about them. LONDON — The latest […]

A member of Congress dipped her toes into crypto — and likely took a big hit

AP/J. Scott Applewhite US Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii bought ethereum and litecoin in December 2017, a financial filing shows  Even if the Democrat bought the coins at their lowest prices of the month, she would still be well in the red today. Watch  ethereum and litecoin trade in real time here. Tulsi Gabbard could be […]

Kim Dotcom says dump 'worthless' dollar in favor of gold & crypto as US debt spirals out of control

Controversial internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has called for the ditching of the US dollar, which, he says, is doomed to depreciation, and investing into gold and cryptocurrencies. The huge US debt will destroy the American economy and lead to a global economic collapse, which is just around the corner, the founder of the now defunct […]

MIT crypto system shares police data without wrecking investigations

Law enforcement routinely secures orders requiring that tech companies hand over data, but the targets of those requests don’t always know if they’ve been under the microscope — especially if there were never charges in the first place. MIT’s CSAIL may have a way to hold officers more accountable for those decisions. Its researchers are […]

Game development goes crypto: What should investors know about it?

SPONSORED: Presented by Top Games Blockchain technology has already influenced all spheres of the online gaming world: it has tokenized virtual assets, improved payment and betting services, as well as achieved numerous breakthroughs for new game types. The blockchain-based gaming industry is still exploding with growth. By creating such liquid eco…Read More

CRYPTO INSIDER: The toughest exam in finance is adding a cryptocurrency section

U.S. Navy/Flickr Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Chalk this up as another sign that cryptocurrencies have grabbed Wall Street’s attention.See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: […]

CRYPTO INSIDER: Crypto ads are about to dominate sports

Arsenal Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Cash-rich crypto companies are keen to strike sports sponsorship and endorsement deals as companies such as Google and Facebook crack down on crypto adverts […]

China busts World Cup gambling ring pulling $1.5 billion in crypto bets

Officials in China have busted a World Cup gambling ring that took in over 10 billion yuan (nearly $ 1.5 billion) in cryptocurrency bets, reports the South China Morning Post. Six individuals allegedly connected to a dark web-based crime syndicate have been arrested and authorities have seized cryptocurrencies found in their possession worth over 10 […]

CRYPTO INSIDER: Facebook reverses its advertising ban (FB)

REUTERS/Stephen Lam Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox. Less than six months after it originally said it would ban them, Facebook has reversed its course on cryptocurrency ads. Now the social […]