ShapeShift announces that it’s laying off a third of its staff, as the crypto bear market continues to bite. The ramifications of a difficult end to the year continue to be felt by the cryptocurrency industry. And in the case of cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift, it wasn’t particularly a year to remember anyway. ShapeShift originally launched […]CryptoNewsReview.
01/09/2019 / 05:25:45
The ongoing cryptocurrency bear market appears to have claimed yet another victim. The latest digital currency-related firm to announce a restructure is exchange platform Shapeshift. According to a Medium post by the company’s CEO, 37 of Shapeshift’s employees have been laid off. This represents around one third of the staff at the cryptocurrency startup. More...NewsBTC.
01/09/2019 / 00:00:45
ShapeShift exchange has become the latest in a string of cryptocurrency and blockchain companies to announce major layoffs due to the ongoing cryptocurrency bear market. In a Medium post entitled ''Overcoming ShapeShift’s Crypto Winter and the Path Ahead,” Erik Voorhees detailed several different factors behind the change of course and stated that one-third of theCCN
01/08/2019 / 23:24:58
Leading Bitcoin Startup Cuts 37 Staffers Weeks ago, Dovey Wan, a partner at Primitive Capital, leading crypto industry insider, and whistleblower (of sorts), took to her well-followed Twitter soapbox to remark that she expects more layoffs heading into 2019. Referencing the fact that purging staff in the holiday season is taboo, and shouldn’t be done […]The post Bitcoin Exchange ShapeShift Cuts Third Of Staff In Extended ''Crypto Winter” appeared first on Ethereum World News.
01/08/2019 / 23:00:26
Unless you’re Spencer Bogart, most people would agree that 2018 has been a dismal year for crypto–even if they don’t say it on their Twitter feeds. If you want to sum up the year in four words, you could try using these: ICOs and Ethereum are dead. Forums, Telegram groups, Slack chats, there’s no shortage ofCCN
12/19/2018 / 23:21:14
According to Barry Silbert, the founder and CEO of Digital Currency Group (DCG), many venture capital funding deals in the crypto sector have fallen apart in the past few months as a result of the 12-month bear market. Silbert, who oversees the operations of one of the largest venture capital firms in crypto with investmentsCCN
12/15/2018 / 02:23:38
There has been no shortage of timeline speculation regarding the current cryptocurrency bear market. VC Albert Wegner wrote interesting thoughts on the situation.The post When will the crypto bear market end? appeared first on Crypto Insider.
12/11/2018 / 14:50:14
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12/11/2018 / 08:06:05
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11/28/2018 / 07:52:51
SALT Lending, a cryptocurrency loan provider who raised tens of millions of dollars during through an initial coin offering (ICO) with support from crypto pioneer Erik Voorhees, has become the latest blockchain firm to attract the attention of US securities regulators. Crypto Loan Provider SALT under SEC Investigation The Wall Street Journal reports that theThe post $50 Million ICO Lands Crypto Lender SALT in Hot Water with SEC: WSJ appeared first on CCN
11/17/2018 / 19:35:25
Crypto money is where the world will be headed longer term, argues ShapeShift’s boss… The boss of cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift looks like he’s coming through what’s been a tricky time for his company. The exchange launched off the back of promises of no registration for users, but at the start of September, it had to […]CryptoNewsReview.
11/12/2018 / 05:55:14
Published on CoinnounceErik Voorhees, The Chief Executive Office of Shapeshift Wallet and Exchange says that the increasing debt of the US Government which is currently around $21.7 Trillion will certainly cause cryptocurrency to rise sharply. Erik said: “When the next global financial crisis occurs, and the world realizes organizations with $20 trillion in debt can’t possibly ever […]Coinnounce.
11/11/2018 / 10:46:21
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At press time, Ether is trading at a stable price point of $214.06, thereby showcasing a minor value gain of around 1.45% since yesterday afternoon. As is clear from the chart below, ETH has finally found some stability after having dipped below the $200 threshold around a week back. However, as an overall bearish sentiment […]The post Ethereum Price Watch: Currency Stays Put Near $215 Region in Wake of Fresh New Exit Scam appeared first on NullTX.
11/10/2018 / 14:05:04
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Since our last markets update five days ago, cryptocurrency traders saw a lower range of volumes after cryptocurrency prices dropped in value. Now, this Saturday during the weekend trading sessions, most of the top digital asset prices have seen some slight gains between 1-5% over the last 24 hours. But one digital currency, bitcoin cash, […]Bitcoin News.
11/03/2018 / 17:00:55
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IDEX, the world’s most popular decentralized exchange, is to transition to a full verification model. The move comes days after the platform began excluding residents of New York State as part of its compliance efforts. Its latest measure, described by IDEX as “pragmatic decentralization” has drawn ire from a segment of the cryptocurrency community. Also […]Bitcoin News.
11/02/2018 / 18:15:37
Software developer Paul Sztorc revealed on Sept. 24 the launch of his first iteration of Drivechain, a sidechain concept that enables a cross-chain consensus validation system based on the proxies of miners. Since then, developers have created a faucet, block explorer, a script install, side-shift transfers, transaction replays, and another chain that resembles the Bitcoin […]Bitcoin News.
10/25/2018 / 01:55:04
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In a recent upgrade, popular Bitcoin and cryptocurrency hardware wallet TREZOR has enabled its Model T users to exchange directly through their wallet interface, which means users no longer have to send coins from their device for conversion. A Crypto Exchange Inside the Trezor In an attempt to make its flagship hardware wallet TREZOR Model T, the company behind it – Satoshi Labs, has announced a brand new feature which allows users to exchange cryptocurrenciesRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
10/22/2018 / 16:00:51
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Trading volumes on exchange-escrowed peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading platforms in India are rising rapidly amid the banking ban by the country’s central bank. “Indians are warming up to P2P in amazing ways,” the CEO of a local crypto exchange told news.Bitcoin.com. Several other exchanges competing in the same space are seeing similar responses from their […]Bitcoin News.
10/20/2018 / 23:05:41
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Fifty traders who use Indian crypto exchange Instashift have shared their thoughts on the current crypto environment in India. Most of them said that they ''hodl” and would continue to invest in crypto despite regulatory uncertainty. Also read: RBI Argues Supreme Court Should Not Interfere With Its Crypto Decision Most Respondents Are Hodlers A survey was […]Bitcoin News.
10/16/2018 / 13:50:46
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Keeping cryptocurrencies safe is a fundamental part of participating in the digital economy, and hardware wallets have become popular security solutions. These days there is a slew of devices on the market, each with its own options and features. One of these is the Keepkey wallet, a product that’s been well received by digital currency […]Bitcoin News.
10/13/2018 / 17:15:32
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A Wall Street Journal report recently alleged that blockchain firm ShapeShift was one of the largest recipients of illicit funds. Now the firm hits back on the criticism. Posted on the company’s official blog, ShapeShift said that the overall article contains factual inaccuracies and has omitted significant details regarding how ShapeShift operates. The piece shows a misunderstanding of blockchainCCN
10/08/2018 / 09:20:13
This week we wanted to let our wallet users know that we are sunsetting the Shapeshift API in the Bitcoin.com Wallet. The trading platform Shapeshift has decided to change the firm’s business model to a membership platform that requires the user to submit ID/KYC information. Also read: Bitcoin Cash Games — Play Your Favorites Faster With […]Bitcoin News.
10/05/2018 / 14:30:28
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Julie Myers Wood believes that the era of little or no regulations in the cryptocurrency space is fast becoming a thing of the past. The Guidepost Solutions CEO says regulators will firm up laws to protect investors from bad actors in the industry. The Sun Will Soon go Down on the Cryptocurrency ‘Wild West’ According to the Asia Times, Wood says the steady increase in suspicious activity reports (SARS) emanating from the cryptosphere has USRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
10/05/2018 / 00:00:16
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Cryptocurrency exchange platform ShapeShift formally hit back at what it called an “attack” on its business by the Wall Street Journal, which accused the platform of being involved in money laundering. WSJ: ShapeShift Allowed $9M Money Laundering In a blog post, CEO Erik Voorhees spelled out his distaste for the “false and absurd” content of the WSJ’s piece, which he revealed was the product of five months’ correspondence. Titled ‘How Dirty Money Disappears Into TheRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
10/04/2018 / 17:00:03
The cryptocurrency industry is often mentioned in the same breath with money laundering. A recent WSJ article accused platform ShapeShift of facilitating such activity. Company CEO Erik Voorhees recently rebutted those claims. A thorough collaboration with the WSJ journalists did not yield the expected results. The Role of ShapeShift in Cryptocurrency Most cryptocurrency enthusiasts are...Live Bitcoin News.
10/03/2018 / 03:30:02
Reporters at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tied innovative ecosystem cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift to money laundering. “How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency,” was its published product from months of investigative journalism. The company’s CEO, Erik Voorhees, claims cooperation with the WSJ was obtained “under false pretenses.” He also charges the WSJ […]Bitcoin News.
10/02/2018 / 19:55:59
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Erik Voorhees, CEO of crypto exchange ShapeShift has hit back at accusation made in a Wall Street Journal article concerning his operation’s role in money laundering. In an indignant blog, published yesterday, Voorhees alleged that WSJ journalists had worked alongside staff at the exchange for five months ''under false pretences”, that they ''omitted relevant information”, and […]The post ShapeShift boss blast ''wildly inaccurate assertions” of Wall Street Journal hit-piece appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.
10/02/2018 / 07:55:10
A new report has uncovered nearly $100m of funds being laundered via cryptocurrency… by Manoj Sharma for CNR At the end of last week, the Wall Street Journal published a thoroughly-investigated report of illicit funds close to $100 million being funnelled through cryptocurrencies via crypto exchanges. The article details that at least 46 exchanges were […]The post WSJ: investigation finds $88m in laundered money using cryptocurrency appeared first on CryptoNewsReview.
10/01/2018 / 05:24:31
Wallet provider Blockchain.com has created an OTC trading desk as part of its efforts to cater to institutional investors. Also in The Daily this Sunday, Shapeshift launches the redesigned Coincap tracker, Kraken lists Cardano and Qtum, and Compound offers its users the option to short cryptocurrencies. Also read: Fiat vs Crypto Laundering, Bitcoin Anniversary Cash-Ins […]Bitcoin News.
09/30/2018 / 12:45:03
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This week the hardware wallet Trezor added the ability to buy and trade cryptocurrencies within its beta wallet’s interface. Now users can swap between eleven different digital assets without the possibility of compromising funds by leaving them on an exchange. Also read: The Bitcoin Files Protocol Provides a BCH Secured File Storage System Trezor Hardware Wallet’s […]Bitcoin News.
09/24/2018 / 14:10:28
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ShapeShift boss Erik Voorhees seems as keen on user registration as the exchange’s customers… The boss of cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift has opened up a little more about his controversial decision to add a registration requirement to the service, that had previously heavily sold itself off the back of privacy, and not needing registration at all. […]CryptoNewsReview.
09/24/2018 / 04:53:42
Cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift's decision to require user ID wasn't forced upon it but was a preemptive step to reduce legal risks, its CEO said.
09/24/2018 / 04:01:48
The CEO and co-founder of digital invoicing firm Tradeshift has stated that blockchain has great potential for making supply chains cheaper and more efficient. However, Christian Lanng also believes that the technology is too immature and not cannot scale sufficiently for the role at present. Blockchain Needs to Scale Before It Finds Global Use in...NewsBTC.
09/19/2018 / 21:00:49
According to Erik Voorhees, the CEO of popular cryptocurrency trading platform ShapeShift, the bear market of Bitcoin is crucial for building market foundation and infrastructure. He explained: “Bear markets are for builders. The calm, the quiet, the disillusionment. While the fickle and fair-weather peer around with nervous insecurity, the builders become the market’s foundation, preparingCCN
09/19/2018 / 00:17:41
Published on CoinnounceWhat is Bitcoin Gold (BTG)? It is a new cryptocurrency that is known as BTG or it is called bitcoin gold, It is a part of the original Bitcoin, which was the first launch in the year 2008 by Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin Community definition for bitcoin gold “BTG is a community activated hard fork of […]The post Bitcoin Gold: A big failure? appeared first on Coinnounce.
09/18/2018 / 16:53:03
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Bitcoinist spoke with the Ilya Bere, CEO of Changelly, an instant online cryptocurrency swap service, about its main competitor Shapeshift now requiring users to prove their identity, how his company is treading the current regulatory landscape, and where he sees cryptocurrency exchanges headed as a whole. ‘Changelly is going to do everything possible to keep its service unchanged’ Bitcoinist: First, how does your service compare to another big instant swap service like Shapeshift? Is registering mandatory?Read MoreThe post Changelly CEO Speaks on Monero Controversy and Shapeshift Ending Anonymity [Interview] appeared first on Bitcoinist.com.
09/16/2018 / 16:00:45
In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about Shapeshift shutting down its decentralized portfolio platform Prism, the bitcoin-hating CEO of JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, thinking he can be elected US President, an exchange expanding to 20 more states, and further censorship of bitcoin-related accounts on Chinese social media. Also Read: 66% of Cryptocurrency […]Bitcoin News.
09/13/2018 / 10:10:52
ShapeShift, a leading startup in the crypto and blockchain industry, has continued its drastic product overhaul, recently revealing that it was dropping a lesser-known feature from its extensive lineup of products, services, and applications. Prism Is Shutting Down On Tuesday, ShapeShift, a Switzerland-based crypto infrastructure firm, revealed that it would be discontinuing Prism come the second...NewsBTC.
09/13/2018 / 07:20:31
‘Re-think’ of smart contract driven fund system means service is closed before it opens, after 18 months of development. A week or so after announcing a fundamental change to its business model by introducing memberships to its exchange platform, ShapeShift has now announced the closure of its Prism service before it even makes it to […]CryptoNewsReview.
09/13/2018 / 06:31:55
The Indian supreme court will hear all petitions against the crypto banking ban by the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday. News.Bitcoin.com talked to the CEOs of several Indian exchanges to find out what they are expecting from the hearing, trader sentiment, their exchanges’ current trading volumes, and how they see the court’s ruling affecting […]Bitcoin News.
09/09/2018 / 16:55:48
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In seconds, the Bitcoin price has surged from $6,190 to $6,450, by more than 4 percent, after the dominant cryptocurrency remained in the low $6,100 region for more than 24 hours. The sudden increase in the price of Bitcoin on September 9 was not expected by the majority of analysts and investors in the cryptocurrencyThe post Bitcoin Price Surges From $6,190 to $6,450 in Seconds, What’s Next For BTC? appeared first on CCN
09/09/2018 / 10:40:33
US exchange Coinbase is reportedly exploring possibilities to create a cryptocurrency ETF and we’ve covered the details in The Daily. Also, Bittrex announces fiat pairs for cardano and zcash, Changelly admits requesting KYC documents from clients trading privacy coins like XMR, and Monero developers find another bug. Also read: EU Urged for Common Crypto Rules, […]Bitcoin News.
09/08/2018 / 14:01:38
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Bitcoin lost as much as 13 percent as the crypto market lost $40 billion. Experts weigh in, discussing various factors and the state of the market
09/07/2018 / 10:56:00
Often lauded as a bastion of anonymity, financial independence and personal security, ShapeShift exchange has made a controversial move in the eyes of some users by introducing KYC (know your customer) guidelines which will require their users to register their real identities to use the service. CEO Eric Vorhees published an announcement which was postedCCN
09/07/2018 / 02:05:33
News came yesterday that the Bitcoin exchange ShapeShift are introducing a new membership initiative — implying that users will have to provide more personal data in order to use the platform’s services. ShapeShift Announces Membership Program According to the company’s Tweet, which also contained a link to a more expansive definition of the new terms:...The post Lawyer: ShapeShift’s Membership Move Follows ''Threats” From Regulators appeared first on NewsBTC.
09/06/2018 / 07:45:46
Instant cryptocurrency exchange ShapeShift.io has become the latest cryptocurrency entity to succumb to user data collection as part of a major overhaul to its services. CEO Voorhees: It ‘Sucks’ In a blog post on September 4, CEO Erik Voorhees stated that all ShapeShift users would ultimately face “mandatory” know-your-customer (KYC) requirements in order to exchange cryptocurrency. ShapeShift introduced the changes in the form of a ‘membership’ scheme, which Voorhees says addresses user requests for more informationRead MoreBitcoinist.com.
09/05/2018 / 15:00:51
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