Tag: Increase

Kraken Reveals 49% Increase in Law Enforcement Investigations

Kraken Reveals 49% Increase in Law Enforcement Investigations The publication of crypto exchange Kraken’s 2019 Transparency Report has provoked discussion about the scale of government surveillance. According to the report, Kraken received 710 requests last year (or two per day), impacting approximately 1,222 accounts. The report provides further evidence that […]

While Markets Move Sideways, Crypto Whale Sightings Increase

While Markets Move Sideways, Crypto Whale Sightings Increase While cryptocurrency markets have been moving sideways during the last few weeks, digital currency proponents have been observing large bitcoin whale movements. Transactions with tens of thousands of BTC have been noticed on the move from one wallet to another. On Friday, […]

Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners

Iranian Energy Grid Blames 7% Consumption Increase on Bitcoin Miners Mostafa Rajabi Mashhad, the spokesperson for Tavanir, an Iranian state-operated grid entity, has explained that electrical consumption has spiked by 7% in comparison to the previous year. Rajabi blames illegal cryptocurrency mining operations for the country’s increased electrical consumption and […]

Venture Capitalist: India’s Ban on Bitcoin Will Only Increase Interest in the Country

Venture Capitalist: India’s Ban on Bitcoin Will Only Increase Interest in the Country This week, a report claims that certain government departments across the country are supporting an outright ban on the “sale, purchase and issuance of all types” or crypto including Bitcoin, and could lead to a jail sentence […]

Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency

Five Simple Ways to Increase Your Privacy When Using Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency without privacy is pointless. If your coins aren’t fungible, you lose much of the benefits of using cryptocurrency in the first place. Privacy isn’t just won and lost onchain though. In fact, much of the privacy gains to be […]

Data Shows Short-Term Crypto Tax Filers Increase, But Lots of Investors Still Won’t File

Data Shows Short-Term Crypto Tax Filers Increase, But Lots of Investors Still Won’t File According to personal finance firm Credit Karma Tax, filers who reported short-term capital losses for cryptocurrencies in the first month of 2019 jumped fivefold year-over-year. After the incredibly bearish crypto markets of 2018, data from early […]

Proposal to Increase Bitcoin’s 21 Million Supply Sparks Debate

Proposal to Increase Bitcoin’s 21 Million Supply Sparks Debate 21 is a number that holds deep symbology to bitcoiners. In addition to denoting the total number of bitcoins, in millions, that will ever be issued, it’s inspired scores of cryptocurrency business names, websites, and merchandise designs. Despite its assumed inviolability, […]

Bloq Labs Reveals Software Suite That Aims to Increase Hash Power by Double Digits

Bloq Labs Reveals Software Suite That Aims to Increase Hash Power by Double Digits The blockchain organization Bloq Labs has introduced a beta version of a new software suite for cryptocurrency miners called Titan. Bloq co-founder Jeff Garzik announced the project at the recent Binance conference in Singapore and claims […]