In this week's cryptocurrency news, a well-known P2P Bitcoin exchange company out of Finland is hacked, Zug proves that it really might be the next Silicon Valley for blockchain, and fifteen Taiwanese cryptocurrency criminals are arrested.
From January 13-19, 2019, these are some of the biggest cryptocurrency news stories. First and foremost, actor/director Kevin Connolly, best known for the HBO hit TV show Entourage, appears to be helping to create a show about a group of friends who want to use cryptocurrency to take over Hollywood. Secondly, Binance, one of the world's most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, has expanded to Jersey, which many believe is a direct response to recent political events in the UK. Lastly, a former chief of France's central bank has joined the startup board of SETL, a blockchain company that wants to make trading more efficient than ever.
In the week of January 6-11, 2019 - it appears as though Asia is more open than ever to actual cryptocurrency exchanges, which might do wonders for investor confidence, the Winklevoss Twins are as bullish about Bitcoin than ever, a well-known US bullion dealer now accepts crypto, and Pablo Escobar's brother wants in on the cryptocurrency sector.
This week, 3 of the main cryptocurrency stories include the fact that Overstock.com will be paying taxes in Bitcoin, Thailand will be utilizing blockchain for voting, and hackers are demanding a Bitcoin ransom for information regarding the 9/11 attacks.
There was a lot of cryptocurrency news at the very end of 2018, including layoffs at Bitmain, the largest bitcoin mining hardware company in the world, Facebook developing a stablecoin for WhatsApp, and Bank of America continuing to file blockchain patents.