Portugal Begins Approving Cryptocurrency Exchanges — Two Licensed So Far

Portugal now has two approved cryptocurrency exchanges. The country’s central bank, the Banco de Portugal, has licensed Mind the Coin and Criptoloja. In Portugal, the central bank is responsible for registering entities... Read more »

Facebook’s David Marcus: China’s Bitcoin Mining Crackdown ‘Great Development’ for BTC

David Marcus, head of Facebook Financial (F2) who is in charge of crypto project Diem, formerly Libra, believes that the Chinese government cracking down on bitcoin mining is “a great development” for... Read more »

Portuguese Authorities Contemplate Launching an Investigation on Local Crypto Social Media Influencers

Portuguese authorities are reportedly planning to take action against social media influencers who provide advice on crypto-related investments. The plans are being discussed in the wake of an online petition signed by... Read more »

Paraguayan Lawmaker to Present Bitcoin Legislation Next Month — Aims to Make Paraguay Global Crypto Hub

A pro-bitcoin congressman in Paraguay says he will present bitcoin legislation in congress next month with the aim to make Paraguay a hub for cryptocurrency investors worldwide. His efforts follow El Salvador... Read more »

Sichuan Mining Farms Begin to Shut Down — Seven-Day Stats Show Bitcoin’s Hashrate Plummeting

The hashrate of the Bitcoin network has been steadily falling since June 14 and after Sichuan miners were told to prepare operation shutdowns. Sichuan is the second-densest province in China where most... Read more »

Study Finds Cryptocurrency Scams Surged 40% in 2020, Forecasts an Increase of 75% in 2021

A new study revealed that cryptocurrency-related scams almost doubled over the last year. However, forecasts are not optimistic going forward, as the report forecasts another significant increase in the number of cases... Read more »

$3.6 Billion Crypto Heist: South African Bank Denies Business Relationship With Fraud Accused Africrypt

According to local media, leading South African financial institution FNB is denying allegations of a banking relationship with the recently collapsed crypto investment company, Africrypt. FNB also insists it did not enable... Read more »

Bitcoin Mining Company Bitfarms to Commence Trading on Nasdaq Next Week

The mining company Bitfarms has revealed the firm will commence trading on Nasdaq Global Select Market starting on June 21. The firm claims to process 1% of the global hashrate and with... Read more »

Study Highlights the Most Common NFT Scams Amid the Current Mainstream Hype

As non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are becoming a global phenomenon increasingly due to their mainstream adoption, there are also concerns about the surge of related scams. A recent study revealed the most common... Read more »

Co-Owner of Mirror Trading International Opposes Plans to Liquidate the Bitcoin Scam Outfit

In the latest twist to the Mirror Trading International liquidation saga, Clynton Marks, a co-owner of the bitcoin Ponzi outfit, has opposed attempts to have a court grant a final liquidation order.... Read more »