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On Friday, the Clemency for Ross Ulbricht petition hosted on Change.org surpassed 250,000 signatures. The solicitation for signatures started in July 2018 and gathered roughly 6,200 signatures during the first three days. Now with a quarter of a million signatures asking U.S. President Donald Trump to commute Ulbricht’s sentence, the message clearly shows how people […]
The ongoing lawsuit against Ripple are not over just yet. If it is left up to the company, however, it will be dismissed rather shortly. Several people still argue how XRP is a security and should be traded as such. Ripple Wants to end the Lawsuit If that were to be the case, the consequences for Ripple will be quite severe, in many different regards. While these lawsuits are still pending, it seems Ripple grows tired of these events. A new filing disclosed this week indicates what Ripple aims to prove. According to the company, the main lawsuit was brought
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A report by Forkast Insights calls blockchain in China a rapidly maturing technology “far beyond the experimental stage”
Ukraine’s parliament approves a final version of a money laundering law that will handle virtual assets and virtual asset service providers per FATF guidelines
Utilizing stranded gas to power bitcoin mining rigs at oil and gas wells is a promising business opportunity. It is profitable for all participating parties and beneficial for the environment. Not without challenges, this young industry is growing in energy-rich North America. Several companies are working to expand the niche and U.S.-based EZ Blockchain shared […]
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wants Telegram’s former chief investment advisor to testify and hand over documents related to the company’s $1.7 billion 2018 token sale.
The tax authority of Brazil fines taxpayers who fail to declare their Bitcoin and crypto transactions
EY Global blockchain lead supports blockchain in 3D printing: “I believe that 3D printing, as it matures, will have a tremendous impact on industries”
Space-as-a-service startup SpaceChain is sending its hardware wallet technology to the International Space Station
2019 is coming to an end and the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem has matured a great deal. BCH has successfully upgraded twice this year, adding Schnorr signatures capabilities and most transactions on the BCH network are now non-malleable. Moreover, BCH has seen increased adoption this year, an SLP token explosion, a slew of helpful third-party […]
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Bitcoin’s push to $7,600 is an early signal that several cryptocurrencies could be preparing for a rally
Coinbase continues to explore its options in the cryptocurrency space. That also includes adding support for digital assets in any way possible. As far as the Coinbase Card is concerned, it has now received DAI stablecoin functionality. A Different Asset for the Coinbase Card It is the first time any stablecoin is supported on this payment card issued by the popular company. One could argue there are far more popular coins on the market, such as Tether’s USDT. However, that currency is not suited for the Coinbase card for a variety of reasons. The main reason being how it is
Bitcoin suddenly breaks above $7,500 amidst a new wave of green on crypto markets
Paul Krugman, an economist and columnist for The New York Times, has publicly expressed confusion at receiving an email that said a payment had been made to his “blockchain wallet.”…
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Key indicators and hidden signs are beginning to signal that Bitcoin price could be on the verge of reversing course
The majority of asset managers that bank with State Street are interested in digital assets, but none have asked the global custodian to store them yet.
Bank of China has issued 20 billion yuan, or about $2.8 billion, in blockchain-based bonds to small businesses.
Making enough money to care for you and the ones you love is tricky business, yet nearly everyone is at least trying for this near impossible goal. But as many as 2 out of every 3 Americans aren’t confident about their finances. 36% feel that their relationship with money is positive, 33% feel worried, and 45% feel stressed about it. But it can be relatively easy to make your relationship with money easier and better. Good money management can let you achieve your goals faster and with less effort. Money management, like nearly everything can be done simply, but can
An alleged crypto pyramid in Uganda stole money from its employees and covertly closed down its offices
One of ethereum’s main client, Parity, has suddenly announced everyone that uses them has to upgrade again because somehow they forgot to include an Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP). “Parity Ethereum…
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Libra’s ongoing organizational snags and run-ins with regulators continue into December, as EU finance ministers agreed Thursday that Libra cannot be launched in the EU until concerns are adequately addressed. The finance ministers issued a joint statement citing regulatory “challenges and risks.” Also Read: Libra Testnet Fails to Impress as New Legislation Looms Lawmakers Still […]
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Germany’s second-largest stock exchange has opened its new trading place for “digital assets” also for all users with German residency
The upcoming Odyssey Hackathon 2020 will be held on 3–5 April in Groningen, Netherlands. As an ecosystem member, Waves hopes to offer the right building blocks to help participants solve as much of the challenges as possible. Discover all the challenge…
A long-skeptical exec at the Bank for International Settlements now says that CBDCs could open up new possibilities
With markets mixed but mostly down, we’re looking at DeutcheBank’s 2030 crypto call, the movement encouraging an annual bitcoin exchange “bank run”, and Enjin’s Microsoft-fueled rally
The IRS in Brazil has turned the spotlight on crypto deals and transfers, creating a special penalty code to fine for misreporting. Brazil Requires Monthly Filings for Crypto Activity Failing to file a monthly report of crypto asset movements triggers “Revenue code 5720 – Default for Default / Incorrect / Delay in Reporting on Transactions […]
It’s the final countdown with Britain now holding its breath as the people are asked to make a most difficult decision: do they prefer a blue or a red peaceful…
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The U.S. SEC grants approval to NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund to offer its shares to institutional investors
For Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), central banks cannot concede their roles as gatekeepers of the global financial system to private cryptos. Meanwhile, authorities in the U.S. say no plans exist to create a digital U.S. dollar (USD) despite reports of some major nations looking to float their own sovereign […]
DAI is the first stablecoin supported by Coinbase Card, the exchange announced
China accounts for over 60% of global Bitcoin mining, but a new project is about to change that. The Alpha Project by BitPlus is a 50 million dollar project aiming to create the biggest crypto mining operation in North America. BitPlus is an American-based blockchain infrastructure and financial technology firm that specializes in the enhancement of systems through blockchain technology. The largest expense associated with cryptocurrency mining operations is the cost of electricity. This is where BitPlus shines, by efficiently producing their own electricity at very competitive costs per KWH. The company utilizes energy sources from surplus grid capacity and
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SpaceChain announced Thursday that its blockchain-based hardware wallet tech is about to reach the International Space Station (ISS). The technology is on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which took off yesterday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Blockchain Goes to the ISS This is the first blockchain demonstration on the ISS. The hardware wallet will be integrated […]
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Komodo developers claim their AtomicDEX web implementation runs a full P2P node in the user’s web browser
Bitcoin-based investment has made its way into the portfolios of the youngest investors, as millennials allocate a part of their retirement to Bitcoin-based stock. Millennials Allocate Funds to Different Asset Mix Analysis of self-directed brokerage accounts show a generational divide in selecting assets. Older GenX investors have no exposure to Bitcoin (BTC) through financial instruments, […]
SBI Holdings is considering an opt-in program that would distribute shareholder dividends in XRP
Exchanges take a cut of your crypto funds for their services, and while you cannot wholly evade fees, you can avoid paying high fees by using some tricks. The first thing that you need to be aware of is the different fee structures employed by exchanges and how you can manipulate them to your advantage. […]
NYDIG plans to raise $25 million for an SEC-approved investment fund focused entirely on cash-settled bitcoin futures.
Bitcoin (BTC) goes through another bull-and-bear fight, standing below $7,500.
RSK, the Bitcoin smart contracting platform powered by IOV Labs, has unveiled a $200,000 fund to spearhead application development. The grant program will be made available to dApp developers interested in building upon the smart contract network, whose security is anchored to the Bitcoin blockchain. The funds earmarked for enterprising projects will stimulate third party development work as RSK looks to position itself as a leading launchpad for decentralized finance applications. Operating as a Bitcoin sidechain, RSK provisions an array of tools including data storage and name service, as well as libraries which developers can build upon. The RSK ecosystem
The widely followed monthly MACD has turned bearish for the first time since May. However, it likely just reflects recent months of price downturn.
One of the most popular exchanges adds a highly valued fiat pair, expanding the potential to switch assets.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he and the Federal Reserve chairman see no need for the country to issue a digital dollar
The rise in price and interest for Bitcoin have generated a surge in mining facilities. But these facts have also made it hard for the average individual to make a profit from mining Bitcoin on his own. Ultra Mining wants to make Bitcoin mining accessible to everyone and help to contribute towards the decentralization of crypto mining. The Ultra Mining Bitcoin Service Nowadays, to mine Bitcoin on your own you need an expensive and powerful ASIC hardware, not to mention maintenance and technical configurations required to keep the mining in optimal parameters. Ultra Mining created its Bitcoin cloud mining to
ThreeFold is a project working on building a distributed, neutral and sustainable internet infrastructure. The current worldwide web has become clustered around data centres, is inefficient and vulnerable to user privacy issues. Right now, technology infrastructure is provided by a few big corporations like Amazon Web Services, Alibaba Cloud or Digital Ocean among others. Tackling the issues of centralized data centres powering the entire internet, the paradigm is shifting towards a decentralized, autonomous web. The ThreeFold team has developed a three-layered technology stack that will meet the demand for decentralized computing and storage capacity. The new demand will arise as
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The HEX token, deriving its balance from a Bitcoin (BTC) snapshot and deposits of Ethereum (ETH), is seen as a potential scam.
Ripple has filed to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that alleges it sold XRP in an unregistered securities offering
Crypto exchange giant, Binance, recently published its monthly review which highlights that trading dominance for bitcoin has held above 40% for five consecutive months on the platform. Bitcoin Trading Dominance High According to Binance Research, bitcoin trading dominance represents the respective volume contribution from bitcoin trading, with it as a base currency, relative to the […]
Microsoft’s collaboration with blockchain gaming startup Enjin has prompted a roughly 50 percent surge in the project’s native token over a two-day period.
Binance cryptocurrency exchange is continuing its expansion into Turkey and is seeking out local staff for its offices in Istanbul
By Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex After visible fluctuations in the middle of this week, Monero exchange rate reached stability by Friday close to 54.13 USD. From the technical point of view, on H4 Monero is moving inside the descending channel, thus continuing the formation of descending tendency. At the same time, one should note that after the price updated its lows and there was a convergence on MACD, the instrument resumed growing to break the resistance line. If the price breaks 57.65, it may continue moving towards the upside projected channel and reach 75.50. If the instrument tests
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Does the world need more stablecoins? Yes according to VCs, who have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at projects developing stable or low volatility digital assets. The $45 million committed in 2019 takes the past two years of VC investment to over $200M. Also read: RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency […]
The EY Blockchain team published the open-source code for its latest addition to the Nightfall project, which brings the potential for batching anonymous transactions on the Ethereum (ETH) network. Ethereum Transaction Batching Brings Gas Cost Down The Nightfall project brings usage of ZK-Snarks, the Ethereum-compatible technology for transaction veiling. Additionally, the team has worked on […]
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DXM, the cryptocurrency branch of the Korean market operator Dunamu, will offer custodial services in partnership with the French hardware firm, Ledger. Upbit Safe Service to Use Ledger Vault Security Technology Ledger, the producer of some of the most popular hardware wallets of the Nano series, will offer custody with institutional-grade quality, reported the News […]
Oregon FBI recently issued a cybersecurity warning to Smart TV owners stating that hackers can remotely turn on built-in microphones and cameras to spy on them. Could your crypto be at risk? About 10 days ago, on November 26, 2019, Oregon FBI released another warning regarding modern technology and its vulnerability to hacking attacks. This […]
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Steven Mnuchin, secretary of the U.S. Treasury, has no issue with the launch of the Facebook-led Libra project – as long as financial rules are followed to the letter.
Microsoft is pitching blockchain technology as a way to make artificial intelligence less scary for its corporate customers.
Pioneering crypto conference announces high-power, enterprise-savvy lineup. On January 16 and 17, 2020, the global Bitcoin and blockchain community will meet in Miami for the seventh year running to create the future of the industry. The North American Bitcoin Conference (TNABC) has hosted 20,000 attendees since 2013 and the ongoing show of support and community […]
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The new upgrade was tested for months before the mainnet launch, and is the eighth hard fork for the Ethereum network.
Privacy-focused blockchain web browser Brave says its monthly active users doubled to hit 10.4 million in 2019
Missed our webinar on crypto exchanges? Read the takeaways from CoinDesk Research’s chat with Binance US CEO Catherine Coley and FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried.
A curious asset tied to Japanese manga culture is performing stunning pumps on low-volume exchanges.
Thai immigration police have arrested 24 Chinese nationals in connection with an alleged Bitcoin scam call center
Crypto analyst, Philip Swift, predicts that the upcoming halving next year will catalyse a change in market sentiment and propel Bitcoin price back to five figures. Bull Market Imminent At the moment bitcoin price is still consolidating in the mid-$7,000 range. It has been pretty flat for the past week or so with a short […]
The first application on Kadena’s public blockchain is a tracking platform for CBD oil.
A fundraising platform from Berlin, Neufund, just completed the first blockchain-based IPO for a company called Greyp, raising €1.4 million. The world’s first blockchain-based Initial Public Offering (IPO) was recently closed in Berlin, Germany. The IPO was held by a fundraising platform, Neufund, for an e-mobility startup called, Greyp. The offering attracted around 1017 investors, […]
Developed by CoinSwitch – a major cryptocurrency exchange platform, CRUXPay is one of the popular decentralized systems that is mainly used for Blockchain naming and easier transaction functions. Creating your account with CRUXPay and getting started with the system is a simple process. All you got to do is create a CRUX ID and get […]
Ebang, the ASIC chip and mining rig manufacturer based in Hangzhou, China is allegedly filing for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S. following Canaan’s recent Nasdaq listing and Bitmain’s secret IPO filing. The world’s third-largest bitcoin mining hardware manufacturer plans to follow Canaan’s footsteps with an attempt to be listed on the American […]
Dozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of […]
Kraken crypto exchange is adding support for its latest fiat asset, the Swiss franc
Ren, a protocol that can bring assets from various blockchain networks into decentralized applications, announced the release of their developer center today. This new feature will help developers integrate RenVM into their projects. Additionally, thei…
Cryptocurrency trading platforms need to keep growing and evolving to remain competitive. The IDEX team has opened a public beta of its new platform, which introduces some big changes. IDEX Is one of the most popular decentralized exchange platforms in the world today. Prominent Changes for IDEX Users Even so, there is no reason not to innovate further and bring pressure to potential competitors. For IDEX 2.0, there are some interesting features users can take advantage of. The optimistic rollups will introduce a massive increase in off-chain transactions. In fact, it theoretically becomes possible to achieve unlimited off-chain scaling without
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Square and Twitter, believes that Africa will “define” the future of cryptocurrencies after his visit to 3 African countries. Dorsey has been on an African tour visiting Ghana, Nigeria, and Ethiopia this month. As part of his visits, Jack attended meetings with the bitcoin communities of these states. Here are tweets recapping […]
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The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive […]
CryptoBridge DEX is closing down in a hurry, forcing customers to complete KYC procedures within just two weeks to get their money back. Should other exchanges be worried?
Per Deutsche Bank’s recent research, people’s heightened demand for dematerialized means of payment and anonymity could drive more individuals to digital currencies
BitFlyer is allowing its European users to buy crypto using a credit card, debit card or local instant transfer
dlab, a startup accelerator and venture studio exploring new topics in decentralization and blockchain technology, has announced the six new teams for the second round of its blockchain accelerator program. The six companies listed below that dlab has …
Crypto-hater U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman gets elected as Chair of Congressional subcommittee on investor protection
Enigma, a decentralized, open-source protocol that lets anyone perform computations on encrypted data, bringing privacy to smart contracts and public blockchains, has announced expanded collaboration with decentralized oracle network Chainlink, to focu…
Mable Jiang, formerly of Nirvana Capital, will spearhead the venture firm’s hunt for new deals in Asia.
ChangeNOW, an instant cryptocurrency exchange service, has announced that two days after the November 27th Upbit hack of 342,000 ETH, ChangeNOW received a 9 ETH deposit from one of the blacklisted addresses. The deposited funds were immediately frozen …
For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I […]
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OKCoin, a popular bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange company, today announced an expansion into Singapore Dollar (SGD) spot trading markets. New customers residing in Singapore and Brunei will be able to now access SGD-based spot trading services for …
Bitfury, a full-service blockchain technology company, today announced it has launched Exonum Enterprise, a full-service blockchain division building on Bitfury’s Exonum blockchain framework. The Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering will help compan…
“Crypto has to be seen from a macro perspective,” Mati Greenspan says.
HedgeTrade, a social cryptocurrency trading platform, today was happy to announce the launch of the HedgeTrade invitation-only Beta. The Beta gives the HedgeTrade community the chance to register on the functioning platform, begin sharing and buying cr…
Even if XRP were a security, the investors suing Ripple brought their case far too late for it to proceed, the company said in a new filing.
Wyre, a blockchain payment company, just launched a new solution for content creators to accept crypto. Cashingout.me links bank accounts with a blockchain address, and lets anyone convert crypto donations into cash. “Recently, when PayPal recently ann…
No global stablecoin project should begin operations in the EU until the associated risks are addressed, EU authorities say in a new adopted statement
Bitcoin price is attempting a second go at $7.8K but bulls must first overcome strong resistance at $7,400-$7,650
SpaceChain, a community-based space platform that combines space and blockchain technologies to build the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, allowing users to develop and run applications in space, announced that its bl…
European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as […]
Criminals continue to use cryptocurrencies to mask them activities. Despite the lack of privacy and anonymity, it seems unlikely that this trend will come to an end soon. In Australia, two culprits were apprehended this week for selling various types of drugs. Two More Criminals Use Bitcoin and get Caught The Perth couple is suspected of dealing in MDMA and ecstasy tablets hidden in toy painting kits. Australian Border Force officials discovered these strange packets several months ago. These packages are shipped from the UK, indicating the couple was buying the drugs to resell them domestically. Once police were alerted,
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A petition started by Joseph Delong, a Senior Software Engineer at ConsenSys, has attracted 194 signatures at the time of writing to #FreeVirgil. The petition asks FBI and a number…
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Ledger has hired an in-house security officer as chief technology officer to oversee the company’s security operations
An all around review of Bex500 Bex500 is a young but rapid-growing exchange, less adversarial than BitMEX, but with higher leverage than Binance, Bex500 has enough strings to attract many crypto traders. Those dissatisfied with the old exchange, may find Bex500 exchange with a stable system with no manipulation or “overload”, pleasant UX, user-friendly tool […]
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Crypto markets continue to trade sideways as Bitcoin slowly recovers from its intraday low of below $7,200
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