How Institutional Investors Are Changing the Cryptocurrency Market

Institutional investors trading cryptocurrency gained ground in 2018, with a number of high profile players edging in and taking a seat at the table. Increased interest from larger investors may have played a part in supporting digital assets as well as distorting the market.  Also Read: KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth Will Crypto Markets […]

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Bitcoin History Part 7: The First Major Hack

Hacks and heists have been a threat for as long as bitcoin has been worth stealing. By 2011, as Bitcoin was easing into its second year of life and its first bubble, early cryptocurrency exchanges were bringing liquidity and price discovery to the nascent ecosystem. At the same time, they were providing an outlet for […]

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Jed McCaleb: It’s Not a Bear Market, Crypto Is Just Calming Down

Early crypto evangelist and arguably one of the most influential figures in the space, Jed McCaleb, says we’re still not in a bear market despite continued price decline and investor fatigue. In fact, the man who has had a hand in everything from the notorious Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange, to Ripple and Stellar, says that

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Former Mt. Gox CEO Says He Is Sorry But Maintains His Innocence as Trial Closes

Mark Karpeles, the former chief executive officer of the now-defunct Mt. Gox, has reportedly apologized for the losses that led to the demise of the cryptocurrency exchange. However, the embattled Frenchman insisted on his innocence regarding charges of embezzlement in closing arguments during his trial in Tokyo on Dec. 27. Also read: Wine Retailer to Buy […]

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Disgraced Bitcoin Exchange CEO Mark Karpeles Maintains Innocence in Mt. Gox Embezzlement Trial

The former CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has maintained his innocence during the closing arguments of his trial, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. The France-born Mark Karpeles is on trial in Tokyo on charges of embezzling approximately US$3.1 million and data manipulation while heading the fallen bitcoin exchange. During the closing arguments, Karpeles

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Bitcoin History Part 6: The First Bitcoin Exchange

Bitcoin History Part 6: The First Bitcoin ExchangeAside from mining, the only way to obtain bitcoin in the very early days was by trading it on forums or IRC. This arrangement relied on the other party fulfilling their side of the deal, since there were few escrow services back then. Bitcoin didn’t have to wait long for a dedicated exchange to spring […]

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Former Mt. Gox CEO Could Face 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement

Former Mt. Gox CEO Faces 10 Years in Jail Over Embezzlement in JapanJapanese prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of Mt. Gox. The embattled Frenchman, who has been previously accused of diverting company money for prostitutes, business acquisitions and luxury items, is facing charges of transferring $3 million of client funds to his own account for investment in a software […]

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Newsflash: Japanese Prosecutors Want Former Mt Gox CEO Jailed for 10 Years

The former CEO of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, Mark Karpeles, could face up to decade in prison if prosecutors have their way. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, prosecutors are seeking a 10-year jail term for Mark Karpeles for embezzlement. Among the claims made by prosecutors at the Tokyo District Court include the

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