• Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Highest in These 5 Countries
    by Christina Comben on June 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    When we think of cryptocurrency adoption, we often assume that South Korea, Japan, or the United States take the lead. Not so, according to the latest results from Statista. For those of us engulfed in the world of cryptocurrency, it feels like we live and breathe Bitcoin–and we expect everyone else too as well. But while the percentage numbers may still be low relative to the entire population, check out the top five countries where Read More The post Cryptocurrency Adoption Is Highest in These 5 Countries appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • Facebook Unveils Wallet For Pseudo-Cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ – Site Crashes
    by Anja van Oosterhout on June 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

    Facebook has finally unveiled its cryptocurrency offering, revealing a custodial wallet and making suspicious claims about what gives it value. Facebook To ‘Make Money Better’ As Website Crashes Dubbed ‘Calibra,’ the wallet will serve Facebook’s coin, which will be known as ‘Libra’ in line with previous hints surfacing in the press in recent weeks. The social media giant describes Libra as “a new cryptocurrency that will make money work better for all of us.” Calibra Read More The post Facebook Unveils Wallet For Pseudo-Cryptocurrency ‘Libra’ – Site Crashes appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • XRP Spikes 10% on Ripple MoneyGram Partnership News
    by Martin Young on June 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Big partnership announcements have been thin on the ground for many of the major crypto companies recently. That changed for Ripple a few hours ago when the firm announced a strategic partnership with one of the world’s largest money transfer companies, MoneyGram. XRP Climbs 15% in a Week Compared to bitcoin and litecoin, XRP has been asleep for the past two months. Even Ethereum has outperformed it in terms of percentage gains. That all changed Read More The post XRP Spikes 10% on Ripple MoneyGram Partnership News appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • What’s Changed Since Bitcoin Was at $9K in 2017? – Everything
    by Christina Comben on June 17, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Bitcoin smashed through the $9K barrier over the weekend and all the indicators are looking good for the bull run to continue. How will it be different this time around? The Last Time Bitcoin Reached Over $9K Cast your mind back to November 2017, the first time BTC was trading at this price . What’s changed since then and why is it so much better placed this time around? Big Businesses Weren’t Scrambling to Get Read More The post What’s Changed Since Bitcoin Was at $9K in 2017? – Everything appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]

  • Hong Kong Paying a Premium for Bitcoin That Beijing Can’t Stop
    by Ollie Leech on June 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    BTC in Hong Kong is currently trading $175 above its spot price according to other Bitcoin indexes, as political instability is driving demand for a safe haven. Hong Kong Protesters Seek Safety in Bitcoin Bitcoin demand in Hong Kong is starting to surge as an increasing amount of citizens are seeking refuge in the decentralized currency. The extradition bill, which will bring in new laws to deport all non-mainland criminal suspects back to China for Read More The post Hong Kong Paying a Premium for Bitcoin That Beijing Can’t Stop appeared first on Bitcoinist.com. […]