Crypto Conversation: Uniswap Hits $30 Billion in Total Value Locked

What’s Hot in Crypto This Week? Uniswap. It’s an automated market maker based on the cryptocurrency Ethereum. It uses “smart contracts” to solve the liquidity issue inherent in decentralized exchanges. Instead of creating order books, users exchange tokens by interacting with pools of token pairs that others have deposited. Users can also contribute to liquidity…

Trader Charged in Alleged Cryptocurrency Scam

A cryptocurrency trader accused of making false representations in connection with funds he operated has been charged with commodities fraud and wire fraud offenses. Jeremy Spence, 24, who also goes by the sobriquet “Coin Signals,” allegedly took cryptocurrency worth over $5 million from more than 170 investors. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District…

Another Oil Giant Joins The Blockchain Bandwagon

As oil majors rally from last year’s dip in demand and price, most are looking for new technologies to ensure the safety of their future. Driving down costs and enhancing green practices is at the top of these companies’ priority list going into the next decade, and blockchain is offering them a way to do…

Tom Hayes Says Libor Should Stay, Convicts Are Crazy for Crypto

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Visa Signals Further Crypto Ambitions With API Pilot for Bank Customers to Buy Bitcoin

Visa is piloting a suite of application programming interfaces (APIs) that will allow banks to offer bitcoin services, the payments giant announced Wednesday. The Visa Crypto APIs pilot program will let clients “easily connect into the infrastructure provided by Visa’s partner, Anchorage, a federally chartered digital asset bank, to allow their customers to buy and…

Uphold to Launch Crypto Card in Europe After Optimus Acquisition

TipRanks 2 Biotech Stocks That Could Double in 2021; Canaccord Says ‘Buy’ How can we know just where the markets are heading? The new year started with an upward trend that nearly got derailed by a flashmob from Reddit – and suddenly we’re dealing with a rise in volatility. Covering the markets for Canaccord, Chief…

The KuCoin Hackers Successfully Took $45 Million in Crypto, Says CEO

In brief Crypto exchange KuCoin has recovered $239 million worth of crypto stolen by hackers last September, said its CEO. However, the platform had to cover another $45 million using its own insurance fund. The hackers are still being tracked. Crypto exchange KuCoin managed to recover 84% of the funds that were stolen from the…

Miami Mayor Previews ‘Favorable’ Crypto Policy

Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez wants his south Florida city to be a hub for crypto. Following in the footprints of crypto-forward pols in the U.S. states of Wyoming and New York, the Republican mayor is working on an ambitious set of rules and regulations to turn his beachside city into a teeming sandbox. A…

Crypto Bulls Are Back as Ether Hits All-Time High, Bitcoiners Hoard

Bitcoin (BTC) was higher for a third day, pushing on the upper end of its range over the past couple weeks, between $30,000 and $36,000.  “Cryptocurrency has come into the realm of respectability,” Scott Minerd, chief investment officer of the $310 billion money manager Guggenheim Partners, told CNN in an interview. Minerd, who in December…