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Ledger’s Vault Scores $150 Million in Crypto Insurance From Lloyd’s Syndicate

Ledger, the creator of the iconic Nano hardware wallet, is wooing institutional investors to use its technology to custody cryptocurrency for themselves with the help of big-name insurance broker Marsh.  Marsh has arranged a $150 million insurance policy from Lloyd’s of London syndicate Arch for users of the startup’s Ledger Vault technology platform, the companies announced …

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Bitcoin History Part 20: BTC Reaches $1

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>It was a milestone that Bitcoin loyalists had long anticipated. Nevertheless, a toast was in order the day <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> reached parity with the US dollar. February 9, 2011 was the historic date, and over on the Bitcointalk forum, talk inevitably turned to what this meant for the …

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Jailed Deepdotweb Admin Denies Earning $15M From Darknet Links

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>In an interview from prison, one of Deepdotweb’s operators has disputed the $15 million allegedly made from “illegal” referral links, claiming “There was no such amount.” Currently on remand in France, Israeli citizen Tal Prihar stands accused of directing visitors towards darknet markets (DNMs) in his role as Deepdotweb administrator. The popular …

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Crypto Jobs on the Rise, Thousands Listed

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The number of job vacancies in the crypto industry is growing but fewer people are searching for them, according to a major U.S. job listing website. Thousands of jobs relating to Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology are currently available as new employers seek to enter the space and existing players expand operations.</strong> …

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Becoming Nakamoto: How Satoshi Created His Alter-Ego

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Captain America began life as Steve Rogers. Tony Stark only created Iron Man after being kidnapped. Bruce Wayne spent seven years in ninja training before eventually returning to Gotham as Batman. We don’t know Satoshi Nakamoto’s birth name, but we do know something about the steps he took to create Bitcoin and …

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Congressional Hopeful Agatha Bacelar Talks Silk Road on the Bitcoin.com Podcast 

</header> <strong>“It’s clear that the political establishment wants to hold back a future where economic freedom is afforded to all.” This excerpt from Congressional hopeful Agatha Bacelar’s<a href=”https://www.agathaforcongress.com/crypto”> campaign donation page</a> echoes what many within the cryptosphere have been saying ever since Satoshi Nakamoto dropped the Bitcoin whitepaper in 2008 – and what many libertarians …

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Bitcoin History Part 19: Wikileaks and the Hornet’s Nest

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>“WikiLeaks has kicked the hornet’s nest, and the swarm is headed towards us.” With those 13 words, Satoshi Nakamoto stepped into oblivion, leaving a blizzard of unanswered questions that would enshroud his disappearance. That ominous message was to prove his penultimate forum post, dispatched a day before his final entry. What happened …

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China Now Censors Anti-Blockchain Sentiment, Educates Public on Bitcoin

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Officially Bullish on blockchain technology, China is now reportedly censoring anti-blockchain sentiment. Meanwhile, a popular Chinese app with over 100 million active users has recommended a course on bitcoin, blockchain, and smart contracts. The app is designed to teach “Xi Jinping Thought.”</strong> Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi …

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Critics Savage Research Paper Alleging Lone Whale Caused Bitcoin’s 2017 Rally

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Crypto commenters have torn into a new research paper alleging a single whale caused bitcoin’s 2017 price rally. The paper, reported prominently in Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, has been criticized for failing to understand that mass inflows of tether (<a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/USDT” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>USDT</a>) to the cryptoconomy are not …

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