SEC Charges DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather for ICO Promotions

Nobody gets away with fraud in the SEC’s eyes. The latest pair to be hit with SEC charges include pro-boxer Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled. SEC Charges Mayweather and Khaled The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the pair with the improper promotion of initial coin offerings or ICOs for cryptocurrencies. Neither party revealed to investors that they were, in fact, paid large sums of money to promote certain ICOs. According to CNBC, a settlement announced Thursday disclosed the charges. According to the settlement, Mayweather never spoke of a $100,000 promotional…

Bitcoin Price Nearing ‘Capitulation Moment’: IG Market Analyst

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Bitcoin is not far from a critical loss of investor confidence that will lead to the market hemorrhaging vast amounts of value as nervous investors dump their holdings. This is the opinion of Chris Beauchamp, an analyst at the online trading platform IG. Speaking to the Financial Times, Beauchamp stated that the crypto market leader is heading for a “capitulation moment” when a critical mass of investors…

Is the Coinbase “Pump” Working? Zcash Drops 17% From Daily Peak

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. On November 30, Zcash (ZEC), a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, was integrated into Coinbase Pro, a U.S.-based regulated digital asset exchange operated by Coinbase. The exchange told investors that throughout the foreseeable future, withdrawals of Zcash shielded transactions, private or anonymous transactions on the Zcash network, will not be supported. Coinbase said: “Initially, we will support deposits from both transparent and shielded addresses, but only support withdrawals to…

Capitulation? Bitcoin’s Price Dropped 36% in November

Bitcoin (BTC) tanked in November on the back of high volumes, raising the possibility that the market has, to some extent, capitulated. The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is currently trading at $4,000 – down 36 percent from its monthly opening price of $6,318 – according to CoinMarketCap data. That drop marks the biggest monthly loss of the year so far. Amid the losses, trading volumes jumped by 33 percent month-on-month to $158.48 billion – the highest level since May. It is worth noting that, at the start of the…

Cardano Price Analysis: ADA/USD Could Climb Above $0.045

Key Highlights ADA price started a decent recovery after forming a support at $0.0350 against the US Dollar (tethered). There is a short term bullish trend line formed with support at $0.0410 on the hourly chart of the ADA/USD pair (data feed via Bittrex). The pair is likely to climb further higher and it may even break $0.0450 in the near term. Cardano price recovered recently against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ADA/USD may accelerate gains above the $0.0440 and $0.0450 resistance levels. Cardano Price Analysis After forming a support…

BP And Shell’s Blockchain-Based Oil Trading Platform Goes Live

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. A blockchain-based trading platform that could assist oil majors and trading firms to drastically reduce costs is now operational. Known as Vakt, the platform which was created last year by a consortium consisting of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell and British Petroleum (BP), went live on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Other members of the consortium include global commodity trading firm Gunvor Group, Norwegian energy firm Equinor and energy…

Does VanEck Bitcoin ETF Address the Concerns of SEC Chairman on Manipulation?

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. Earlier this week, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton said at a conference in New York that to approve a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), the SEC needs to see a market that is free of manipulation. Clayton stated: “What investors expect is that the trading in that commodity that’s underlying the ETF is trading that makes sense, is free from the risk or significant…

SIRIN LABS Releases $999 Blockchain Phone: ‘FINNEY’

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The FINNEY phone came out today at a launch event in Barcelona. The $999 phone is the first of its kind, integrating blockchain technology at its core in order that its users may can securely use blockchain products. The product aims to address issues that cryptonaughts face in mobile computing, particularly those related to securely transacting, and it is the latest in a projected long line…

Blockchain Phone | Sirin Labs Finney Device Ready for Shipping

Sirin Labs’ blockchain phone is expected to begin shipping in late December, it was announced today. The phone’s final design was unveiled at an event in Barcelona. Sirin Labs’ Blockchain Phone Dubbed ‘Finney,’ the blockchain phone promises to advance the user experience of decentralized apps, or dApps. The blockchain phone was developed off the back of an initial coin offering in which Sirin Labs raised $157 million earlier this year. However, it’s wondered if the creation of Finney is an example of putting the cart before the horse, as there simply…

Coinbase Adds Privacy-Centric Crypto Zcash to Pro Trading Exchange

Crypto exchange Coinbase Pro is adding privacy coin zcash to its listings. The platform announced Thursday that customers can transfer zcash into its professional trading platform, though as with previous additions, users can not yet purchase the token until the exchange has established enough liquidity. Deposits will be accepted for at least 12 hours after the announcement at 18:00 UTC. When trading is enabled, only Coinbase Pro users in most of the U.S., UK, European Union, Canada, Singapore and Australia will be able to access the coin. New York residents…