Bitcoin 

Santander Joins Bank Blockade Against Coinbase in the UK: Report

Major Spanish bank Santander is reportedly ceasing to enable United Kingdom customers to deposit their fiat funds to major cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.  An unverified source posting to Reddit on Aug. 14 claims to have been informed of the development over the phone by a  Santander representative. “Isolated to Coinbase,” not crypto in general The source alleges that having been informed over the phone, they put in a complaint with the bank’s complaints unit, which then reportedly confirmed that the client should move to an alternative bank if I wish to…

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Bitcoin 

Kraken Users’ Report Difficulties With Connecting to Site and API

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken’s users are experiencing difficulties with connecting to the site and application programming interface (API). In a tweet published on Aug. 13, Kraken warned the public that it is receiving reports of clients having issues connecting to the site and API. The exchange further states that it is investigating the issue and will post related update. Back in January, the Exchange Security Report from independent analysts at ICORating gave 16 percent of the world’s biggest crypto trading platforms an A rating, and none of them an…

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Cryptocurrency 

Top Staking Projects of the Crypto World Today: Report

INDX, the Tokenized Masternode Investment Fund, has calculated the top-10 proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains based on the expected yield of their tokens. The company did this by quantifying the volatility, volume, liquidity, risk and integrity. The tokens appear in order, from one to 10, based on the expected yield, as predicted by INDX’s proprietary algorithm.  Related: Crypto Dividends: Staking Coins for Gains Potentially a Good Strategy in a Bear Market But is Not Without Risk Proof-of-stake is a consensus method that states a person can mine or validate block transactions in…

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Bitcoin 

Macro Factors Creating ‘Perfect Storm’ to Drive Up Bitcoin Price: Report

Digital asset research firm Delphi Digital says that the macroeconomic landscape is creating the “perfect storm” to ignite Bitcoin price appreciation. Monetary easing, crypto peaking In a fresh report cited by Forbes on August 1, the researchers isolate the dovish turn in global central banking policy as the stand-out factor likely to propel Bitcoin’s price skywards: “First, and arguably most important, sentiment from global central banks took a drastic turn towards more dovish monetary policies. The Fed, ECB, BOJ, PBOC, and many others are now preparing market participants for more…

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Bitcoin 

Chinese Mining Giant Becomes ‘First’ To File US IPO: Unconfirmed Report

Chinese Bitcoin mining giant Canaan Creative has allegedly filed a $200 million initial public offering (IPO) request with United States regulators.  Report: Canaan ‘beats Bitmain’ to IPO filing That was according to a report which appeared on local social media platform WeChat on July 31, which claimed the application was already sitting before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Despite being less known in the West than its competitors such as Bitmain, Canaan is one of the three main Chinese Bitcoin mining players, the third being Yibang International. While…

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