Former British MP says central banks should ban Bitcoin

Nick Boles, who served as a Member of Parliament from 2010 to 2019, believes the world would be better off without Bitcoin. Nick Boles, a former Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford from 2010 to 2019, took to Twitter Tuesday to criticize Bitcoin over its negative environmental impact. He retweeted a post from BBC […]

Expert warns Hackers are Targeting Russian Government’s IT Infrastructure to Mine Cryptocurrencies

A state-affiliate cybersecurity expert warned about hackers exploiting the Russian government’s IT facilities to mine cryptocurrencies. The deputy director of the National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents believes such threat actors have been very active in recent times. Global Cybersecurity Landscape Remains ‘Tense’ According to TASS, Nikolai Murashov pointed out that hackers managed to inject […]

Federal Reserve branch shares paper on Ethereum and DeFi

We’ve made it. Kind of. A paper regarding decentralized finance—which surprisingly included the term “DeFi”— was recently published to the website of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, a branch of the United States’ central bank. Fabian Schär, a professor at the University of Basel who focuses on blockchain and DeFi technologies, wrote the paper. He […]

Interview: Bitcoin Adoption With Quontic Bank

Listen To This Episode: Apple Spotify Google Overcast Libsyn This week for the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with CEO of Quontic Bank Steven Schnall to discuss Quontic’s recent move to offer a bitcoin-back debit card. The bitcoin-back debit card offer users 1.5 percent cash back on their purchases in the form […]

Bitcoin gets physical: Art or digital heresy?

“Physical Bitcoins are a rarity, they’re sort of like Picasso and Van Gogh paintings were back in those days. Nobody realized how rare they were.” Since 2011, a group of enthusiasts and collectors have been obsessed with the physical manifestation of Bitcoin. On the face of it, physical Bitcoin seems like a contradiction to the […]

Bitcoin in jeopardy, Ether briefly breaks records, Biden takes action: Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 17–23

The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — one week on Cointelegraph in one link! Coming every Saturday, Hodlers Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much […]