Unocoin suspends withdrawals, Weiss puts Ripple ahead, Brian Kelly's opinion, Malta launches two-way crypto ATM, Canadians own BTC for investment purposes, BitFunder founder is accused, cryptoads are available, Tron acquires BitTorrent
- Ahead of an anticipated regulatory move and potential clarification by the government of India on the subject of cryptocurrencies, Unocoin exchange suspended fiat deposits and withdrawals.
- A recent poll by Weiss Ratings on Twitter that was categorized into four with Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin and ‘other’ coins placed Ripple ahead of other digital currencies including Bitcoins.
- In a recent appearance on CNBC’s ‘Fast Money’ segment, Brian Kelly, the CEO of the digital asset focused BKCM fund and CNBC’s in-house crypto analyst, gave multiple reasons why Bitcoin is beginning to look a lot more bullish.
- Moon Zebra, a Maltese start-up that specialises in the set-up and operation of cryptocurrency ATMs, hosted the launch of the very first two-way bitcoin automatic teller machine in Malta. This ATM allows users to both sell and purchase cryptocurrencies in real time and currently offers Bitcoin and Litecoin.
- 58% of Canadian citizens used Bitcoin mainly for investment purposes in 2017, according to a study by the Bank of Canada (BoC).
- Jon Montroll, the founder of BitFunder and crypto exchange WeExchange, has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole his customers’ deposits and lied to US regulators investigating hackers’ theft of virtual currency.
- Google is now accepting crypto advertising showing the adverts of Coinbase. This action immediately comes two days after Coinbase's adverts resurfaced on Facebook.
- TRON’s long-rumoured acquisition of BitTorrent has been confirmed by TRON founder Justin Sun, who notes that the two teams will now merge into one.