Square’s Bitcoin (BTC) Profits Jump $500,000 in Q3

US financial service company Square (NYSE:SQ) just announced that its Q3 Bitcoin (BTC) revenue jumped up from its previous earnings in Q2. Square detailed its full company earnings in a shareholder letter released yesterday. In the third quarter of 2018, we continued to drive strong growth at scale. $SQ https://t.co/HPhSMfVgac — Square IR (@SquareIR) November 7, 2018 Bitcoin (BTC) Revenue Q3 2018 Square released a full digest of its total earning and financial activities. The release was far more colorful and interactive than most public companies’ earnings reports. It included…

Public vs Private Blockchains; Ernst & Young’s New Blockchain Prototype

On October 30th, Ernst & Young (EY) announced a world-first for distributed ledgers. Called the Ernst & Young Ops Chain Public Edition, the company created a new blockchain prototype that combines the security of the public ledger model with the privacy of the private ledger model—thus a private blockchain. It does this by using zero-knowledge proof (ZKP) technology on the public Ethereum blockchain. The result, it claims, is a network that will suit the needs of institutions, especially in the financial sector. But why the need to combine the pro’s of both networks,…

Exchange.Blue Launches the Long Awaited Link Between Perfect Money and Bitcoin

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gain more popularity and usage across the world, the new Exchange.Blue online platform is now making it possible to exchange and trade Bitcoin for Perfect Money in a fast, secure, and easy process. [New York], [New York], November 6, 2018 – Exchange.Blue, an online exchange platform run by a team of young successful entrepreneurs, is proud to announce the unique service that now makes it possible to sell Bitcoin for Perfect Money and exchange Perfect Money for Bitcoin in an easy instantaneous process. This is…

CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Reach Record-Low Volatility

Bitcoin (BTC) futures hit record low volatility in October on the US Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), MarketWatch reported yesterday. CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Kevin Davitt, a Senior instructor at CBOE Options Institute, published a video on November 1st outlining the volatility decline. [embedded content] In the video above, Davitt outlines that the average weekly volatility for XBT-CBOE Bitcoin (BTC) futures on the week ending October 26th was just three percent. This is the lowest level of volatility since the futures contracts launched on December 10th, 2017. As of the…

Winklevoss Twins Sue Bitcoin Investor Charlie Shrem

The Winklevoss twins have filed a lawsuit against infamous BitInstant founder Charlie Shrem. They claim the Bitcoin investor stole 5,000 Bitcoins from them in 2012. Winklevoss Twins Lawsuit According to the New York Times, Shrem made several lavish purchases in 2018 that caught the attention of the Winklevoss twins. They filed a civil suit against him, convinced that Shrem made these purchases—which include a $2 million house and luxury cars—using the Bitcoins he had stolen from them in 2012. Shrem Worked for the Winklevoss Twins Before Lawsuit The twins hired…

BNP Paribas, HSBC, and 10 Other Banks Launch Hong Kong Blockchain Trade Finance Platform

A new Hong Kong-based blockchain trade finance platform has just launched this week that was developed by twelve major global banks, Reuters reported this Wednesday. The platform was developed by Canadian-based HSBC, France-based BNP Paribas, Great Britain-based Standard Chartered, and nine other major banks. Blockchain Trade Finance Platform The new platform is called eTrade Connect, and on Wednesday, HSBC said it reduced the time it takes to approve trade loan applications. Usually, these loans would take a day and a half to process, but thanks to eTrade, it has been reduced…

Morgan Stanley Classes Bitcoin as an Asset

Global investment bank Morgan Stanley has given Bitcoin bulls something to cheers about. The institution has stated that it classes Bitcoin as an institutional investment class. (And the day after Bitcoin’s birthday… how thoughtful) What this means is that it recognizes Bitcoin as a type of asset similar to shares, property, bonds, cash, or commodities. It also means good news for those hoping for a Bitcoin ETF. Research Concludes Bitcoin an Asset The bank’s research division reviewed the last six months of Bitcoin usage. What the researchers discovered was that…

Jamie Dimon Knocks Down Bitcoin (BTC), Again

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon has always been tough when it comes to his stance on Bitcoin (BTC). Back in September of 2017, Dimon even went as far as calling it a “fraud.” He later retracted his statement and said that he was wrong for calling it a fraud but was still wary of the digital currency. Well, it seems Dimon has something different to say about Bitcoin now. Again. Jamie Dimon vs. Bitcoin (BTC): October 2018 Two days ago at an AXIOS conference, the CEO was asked…

Bitcoin Turns 10! We’ve Had 10 Years of the Digital Currency

Today marks 10 years of Bitcoin; its original white paper was released onto the internet on Halloween day, 2008. What began as an idea to challenge the financial establishment, has since grown to become a $110 billion market. 10 Years of Bitcoin: The Whitepaper The purpose of Bitcoin was straightforward; the digital asset, as a “purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution.” By logging every transaction on a distributed ledger called the…

California Man Faces Up to Five Years for “Unlicensed” Bitcoin (BTC) Sales

A US citizen from California has just pled guilty in federal court for operating an “unlicensed money business” selling Bitcoin (BTC), called LocalBitcoins.com. The Department of Justice (DoJ) released a press release about the case yesterday, October 29th. Unlicensed Bitcoin (BTC) Sales Jacob Burrell Campos has admitted to selling “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in Bitcoin (BTC) to over 1,000 customers on LocalBitcoins.com. The transactions took place from January 2015 to April 2016. The DoJ has characterized his sales as an unregistered ‘Bitcoin exchange.’ Burrell failed to register his business with…