Tag: rumors

Sep 17 2021

OpenSea exec Nate Chastain quits after allegedly trading NFTs on insider information

Sep 17 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  nfts rumors

Rumors of insider trading at OpenSea, the industry's largest NFT marketplace, seem to be true, the company confirmed in a statement earlier today. The crypto community reacted strongly yesterday after it was revealed that a senior exec within the company used insider information to trade NFTs. And while the company...

Sep 13 2021

No, Walmart is NOT accepting Litecoin

Sep 13 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  ltcusd rumors

Against earlier trending reports that Walmart, the leading retailer and one of the biggest eCommerce companies in the world has partnered with Litecoin, a spokesperson for the company has come out to deny the press...

Jul 15 2021

740 Bitcoin (BTC) transferred from dormant address after 9 years

Jul 15 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  analysis btc eth rumors wallets

Crypto trackers and alarmers Whale Alert noticed an old-school holder move...

Jun 29 2021

No, Paraguay is NOT legalizing Bitcoin, Congressman confirms

Jun 29 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd legal regulation rumors

A Paraguay official changed course on what was an unprecedented development in crypto circles: That of the Latin American country legalizing Bitcoin as legal tender on the back of a similar move in nearby...

Jun 05 2021

GTA 6 rumoured to have in-game Bitcoin rewards

Jun 05 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btc rumors

Popular YouTuber and gaming leaker Tom Henderson shared that Rockstar’s upcoming Grand Theft Auto release (GTA 6) will reward players with an in-game cryptocurrency. In-game Bitcoin New York-based video game publisher Rockstar Games...

May 27 2021

MicroStrategy boss Michael Saylor rebuts conspiracy theories about the ‘Bitcoin Mining Council’

May 27 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd people rumors

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor denies accusations of clandestine motives behind the newly formed Bitcoin Mining Council (BMC), as per a video interview this week. The BMC comprises some of the biggest U.S. miners led by Saylor and "crypto villain" Elon Musk. The organization came about following Musk's apparent U-turn on Bitcoin, in which he raised concerns over the...

May 22 2021

Europe and U.S. may soon take the lead in Bitcoin mining, says major Chinese pool

May 22 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd mining regulation rumors

Jiang Zhuoer, the operator of major Chinese mining pool Lebit Mining, argued that the latest crackdown on crypto in the country would likely lead to miners relocating their activity to Europe and the U.S., as pointed out by journalist Colin Wu. “The worst case may be that large-scale mines are closed, and China’s Bitcoin mining [will return] back to the state of 2014-2015....

May 20 2021

A 4chan ‘insider’ predicted yesterday ‘Bitcoin dump FUD,’ says it was China-led shakeout

May 20 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd price watch rumors trading

An anonymous user apparently not only predicted yesterday’s massive sell-off on the crypto market but also claimed that it was an organized China-related campaign aimed at a single “stakeholder”—half a day before the trading carnage actually began. Of course, the following should be taken with a giant...

May 19 2021

The ‘China crypto FUD’ is back again, but it’s misleading

May 19 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd regulation rumors

Three industry bodies under the Central bank of China released a document today calling for a ban on financial institutions and online payments channels providing any services involving cryptocurrency, including but not limited to...

May 02 2021

Andreessen Horowitz considers launching crypto-centric $1 billion venture fund

May 02 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption investments rumors

Silicon Valley venture capital giant Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) plans to launch a new $1 billion fund focused on investments in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups, several knowledgeable sources told Financial Times yesterday. Per the report, the firm is looking to raise between $800 million and $1 billion from investors for the new fund, which will become the third...

Apr 23 2021

India may give crypto holders an “exit window” in case of Bitcoin ban

Apr 23 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd regulation rumors trading

India’s officials are currently discussing the possibility of providing an “exit window” that would allow crypto holders to get rid of their assets ahead of the potential ban on all “private” digital currencies, The Indian Express reported today. “The government is expected to provide an exit window to existing...

Apr 06 2021

Domain name “Bitcoin.com” briefly goes on sale for $100 million

Apr 06 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd rumors wallets

Bitcoin.com, one of the most recognizable domain names in the world of crypto, was listed for sale by American Internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy for $100 million yesterday. “This domain is...

Mar 20 2021

Morgan Stanley reportedly looks to acquire stake in Korean exchange Bithumb

Mar 20 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges investments rumors

American multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley is currently in talks to acquire a stake in top South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb, local news outlet Naver reported on Friday. “Morgan Stanley participated in the acquisition of Bithumb,” a source, who is...

Mar 19 2021

SkyBridge Capital CEO says Elon Musk owns over $5 billion in Bitcoin through Tesla and SpaceX

Mar 19 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  btcusd investments people rumors

Electric car giant Tesla’s $1.5 billion investment in Bitcoin is less than one-third of the total crypto reserves held by Elon Musk and his companies, Anthony Scaramucci, CEO of investment firm SkyBridge Capital, asserted today. “Elon Musk didn’t stop with Tesla. I understand that SpaceX owns Bitcoin on its balance sheet,” Scaramucci tweeted, adding:...

Feb 17 2021

Justin Sun reacts after allegations of Tron (TRX) paying celebrities for tweets

Feb 17 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  rumors trxusd

Tron has been marred with controversy ever since its launch in 2017. First was its plagiarized whitepaper (which was found to be directly lifted off Ethereum), and then came all the negative press around Justin Sun, the project’s...

Feb 14 2021

Report: Morgan Stanley’s $150 billion arm contemplates Bitcoin investment

Feb 14 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  investments rumors

Counterpoint Global, a $150 billion unit of multinational investment bank Morgan Stanley, is considering investing in Bitcoin (BTC), knowledgeable sources told Bloomberg today. Morgan Stanley may bet on Bitcoin in $150 billion...

Feb 10 2021

Tesla’s in, but who’s next to buy Bitcoin?

Feb 10 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption btcusd people rumors

Following Tesla's $1.5 billion purchase of Bitcoin, the internet is awash with rumors on which high profile corporate entity is next. However, even at this stage of the game, corporate BTC buys attract controversy from the trad-fi diehards. They voice concerns about lowering dollar liquidity and increasing risk exposure to volatility. The case...

Jan 07 2021

Big gains for Stellar (XLM) as multiple banking settlement rumors proliferate

Jan 07 2021 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  adoption analysis price watch rumors xlmusd

The price of Stellar XLM soared to as high as $0.39 on January 6. Having made a 31 month high, Stellar moved keenly back into the top ten, usurping Chainlink to take 9th place via market cap. Throughout this week, there has been no shortage of positive news concerning Stellar. For example, the Ukrainian central bank announced it had chosen the Stellar network...

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