Gemini Crypto Exchange Undergoes Security Compliance and Data Protection Audit

Gemini crypto exchange, founded by brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, completed a SOC 2 Type 1 security compliance review, according to a post made on their Medium blog on Jan 29.   An organization that undergoes a Service Organizational Control (SOC) 2 audit aims to ensure that it has met the service criteria set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). These criteria pertain to standards of confidentiality, security, privacy, processing integrity and availability. According to the announcement, Gemini is the first in the cryptocurrency industry to undergo such an…

Introducing the Coinbase affiliate program – The Coinbase Blog

Get rewarded for sharing your love of crypto Get rewarded for introducing people to crypto and empowering them to get started. With the new Coinbase affiliate program, you can easily monetize your website or blog and get paid for successful referrals to Coinbase. Who it’s for If you have a website or a blog, you are eligible to be an affiliate partner. What you could earn You’ll get 50% of each referral’s trading fees for their first three months on Coinbase.com. There’s no limit to the number of people you can…

US Congress Passes Bill to Require Study of Crypto in Sex, Drug Trafficking

The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill to commission a study into how cryptocurrencies and online marketplaces can be used to facilitate sex and drug trafficking. The bipartisan bill — known as “the Fight Illicit Networks and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act of 2019 (H.R. 502) — passed 412-13 yesterday, Jan. 28. As Cointelegraph previously reported, the bill was sponsored by Representative Juan Vargas, D-Calif., and first introduced in June of last year. H.R. 502 will require the Comptroller General of the U.S. to investigate how cryptocurrencies and…

Ukrainian Crypto Exchange Liqui Shuts Down, Cites Lack of Liquidity

Ukraine–based crypto exchange Liqui is shutting down its services, citing a lack of liquidity, Cointelegraph Japan reports today, Jan. 28. Liqui said it decided to close all accounts and stop providing services because it currently does “not see any economic point in providing” them in a statement posted on its official website, Jan. 28. The crypto exchange claimed that it has informed its clients about the issue, and stated that withdrawal of digital assets will be available within 30 days after the message was posted. Liqui further noted that the…

From Mar-a-Lago to Coinbase, Dubious Claims Follow Doc.com Token Sales

A health startup tied to a public cryptocurrency is using overstated language about some of its industry relationships and its affiliation with crypto exchange Coinbase as it seeks to sell tokens to investors, a CoinDesk investigation has found. Mexico City-based Doc.com, which offers an app that provides healthcare and psychology consulting to underprivileged communities, also features a built-in wallet for the startup’s cryptocurrency, MTC. The venture-backed startup raised over $1.8 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018, then integrated MTC into its app in July of that year…

BitTorrent Token (BTT) Sale Over in Minutes

The BitTorrent Token (BTT) sale on Binance took place yesterday. In under 15 minutes, $7.1 million was raised, selling 50 billion BTT token. Binance announced the conclusion of the sale via an official blog post on their website. BitTorrent Token (BTT) Sale The token sale ran in two different sessions: One for purchasing BTT with TRON (TRX) and the other purchasing BTT with Binance Coin (BNB). Both sale sessions ended quickly. This didn’t go without a hitch though. It seems Binance wasn’t fully prepared for the amount of traffic it was…

BTC Upsides, Break above $3,800 on the Cards

Bitcoin price reject lower lows, stable Exchanges in South Korea band together to protect investors and prevent illegalities Transaction volumes low, prices trading in tight ranges Despite yesterday’s declines, BTC is technically bullish. From candlestick arrangements, it is likely that in days ahead, buyers will flock in driving prices back above the $3,800 level triggering bulls. Demands as such will lift investors and confirm our BTC/USD trading assertions. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals South Korea, like Japan, embraces new technology. Blockchain is pivotal and spin-offs as cryptocurrencies are heavily regulated. At…

TRX Recoup Losses, Road to 6 Cents?

Tron price expand 5.7 percent, reject lower lows Binance announce successful BTT crowdfunding Market participation rebound, high highs should be propelled by above average volumes The BTT token sale was a success, and in 18 minutes, 60 million BTT were sold. It was a success, and now TRX prices are recovering, snapping back to trend confirming our overall trade position. Tron Price Analysis Fundamentals At last, the path towards decentralizing the world’s largest software is right on track. BitTorrent is now decentralized, and investors have a share of the protocol…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Resurgence, Cobalt Will be a Game Changer

Ripple price stable, reject lower lows Cobalt could be a game changer Transactional volumes below average Behind Ripple is a team looking to revolutionize cross border payment through innovative solutions. Fundamentally, that is bullish. However, before investors reap benefits, XRP must first fund support at 30 cents. Only then will our previous XRP/USD trade plans be valid. Ripple Price Analysis Fundamentals Ripple’s ability not only to shape the future of finance but be the leading player cannot be rubbed off. Behind their motivation are three products which the company executives,…

Cryptos Would Only Have Value in ‘Dystopian’ Economy: JPMorgan

Investment bank JPMorgan Chase has said that cryptocurrencies would only have value in a dystopian economy. In a recent note to its clients, the firm said that it was skeptical of the value of cryptocurrencies apart from in a “dystopia” where investors have lost confidence in “all major reserve assets (dollar, euro, yen, gold) and in the payments system,” according to a report from Business Insider on Monday. The banking giant further said that, though cryptocurrencies have a low correlation to traditional asset classes such as shares and bonds, they…