CME Bitcoin Futures Contracts Open Interest Hits Record High

CME bitcoin futures reached a total figure of 5,190 between May 23 and June 3.

LocalBitcoins’ Cash-for-Crypto Trading Option No Longer Available

Helsinki-based peer-to-peer exchange LocalBitcoins has purportedly deleted the option enabling users to buy or sell cryptocurrencies in person for cash.

Encrypted Email Service Aims to Make Online Privacy Tools More Accessible

An encrypted email service that utilizes Blockstack IDs is looking to make online privacy tools more accessible, particularly in the Middle East.

eToro Witnesses 13% Spike in Bitcoin Holdings

eToro has witnessed a 13% rise in Bitcoin holdings within two weeks.

Second Copyright Registration for Bitcoin White Paper Appears

The second person to claim authorship of the bitcoin code made under the alias Satoshi Nakamoto is not saying he’s the original creator, but out there to satirically prove that anyone can attempt to claim ownership.

Chinese Authorities Investigate Illegal Bitcoin Mining Farms at Hydro Plants

Chinese authorities are reportedly probing into illegal Bitcoin mining farms built at hydropower stations.

Bitwise: The Public is Wrong About Bitcoin Spot Market

Roughly 95 percent of all reported bitcoin trading volume, the company claimed, is either fake or wash-trading.

Microsoft Excel Adds Bitcoin Symbol

The Bitcoin symbol seems to have been included in Microsoft Excel.

NYPost Columnist Calls for Bitcoin Manipulation Investigation

An NYPost columnist has asked US President Donald Trump to investigate the Bitcoin manipulation.

Coinstar Expands Bitcoin-Buying Service, Adds 100 New Outlets

Supermarket kiosk network Coinstar has further enlarged its bitcoin-buying service, putting up roughly 100 new outlets and increasing U.S. coverage to 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Swiss Luxury Watchmaker Franck Muller Launches ‘Encrypto’

Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller has introduced “the world’s first functional bitcoin watch.”

Israeli Court Rules Bitcoin is an Asset, Not a Currency

An Israeli court has ruled that bitcoin is subject to capital gains tax (CGT) since it falls under the category of an asset, and not a currency.

Bitcoin Mixer Service Shut Down by Europol, EU Authorities

Europol alleged that the mixer service was “used to conceal and launder criminal flows of money."

Crypto Community Commemorates Bitcoin Pizza Day

The cryptocurrency industry has commemorated the annual Bitcoin Pizza Day.

Dutch Man Arrested for Bitcoin Mining Fraud Worth Over $2.2M

A bitcoin mining fraud worth more than €2 million ($2.2 million) has led to the arrest of a 33-year-old man in the Netherlands.