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  • These Are The Only 2 Major Crypto Assets Outperforming The Bitcoin Price This Year
    on October 23, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Although the Bitcoin price is down more than 40% from its 2019 high, it's still been quite a positive year for the world's first and most popular ...

  • TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announce a Mobile Payment Blockchain
    by Adrian Zmudzinski on October 23, 2019 at 1:49 am

    Blockchain platform TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank announced a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier blockchain telecommunications payments platform. Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution.New cross-carrier systemPer the release, the partnership aims to allow carriers to use blockchain through the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) Consortium — founded by TBCASoft and SoftBank. TBCASoft reportedly already created a cross-carrier blockchain with 18 […]

  • Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100
    by Joeri Cant on October 23, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Cryptocurrency markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin price is struggling below the $8,100 mark. Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point.Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360Bitcoin was trading above the $8,200 price mark for the better part of the day, but has dipped below $8,100 in recent hours. The world’s largest cryptocurrency traded at an intraday high of nearly $8,300, before losing ground towards its current trading price of around $8,040. BTC is […]

  • Bitcoin Suisse Acquires $3M Share of Trade Intelligence Firm CoinRouts
    by Ana Alexandre on October 23, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software. Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software.The investment and a new directorBitcoin Suisse announced the news on Oct. 22, specifying that it acquired a $3 million share of CoinRoutes. Niklas Nikolajsen, the chairman of the Bitcoin Suisse Group, became a member of the board of directors of CoinRoutes’s United States and Swiss […]

  • Traders Beware: Indicator Signals Massive Bitcoin Volatility is Inbound
    on October 22, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Bitcoin (BTC) has been caught in the throes of consolidation for the past several weeks and months, and it has failed to garner any momentum in ...

  • Binance CEO: Putin Is the Most Influential Person in Blockchain
    by Joeri Cant on October 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao considers Russian President Vladimir Putin the most influential person in the blockchain space. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain industry.Cooperation with the Russian gov’tOn Oct. 22, in an article on RBC News, Zhao, also known as CZ within the crypto community, pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain space. Zhao further said that he believes the bill on regulating digital money may be adopted in the Russian Federation in […]

  • Scientists propose a new way to build a scalable, low-energy Bitcoin
    on October 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    A new study by a team of research scientists claims to have cracked Bitcoin's scalability problem. And it does it by eliminating the need for consensus ...

  • US Congress Considers a Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities
    by Joeri Cant on October 22, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    A draft bill has surfaced in U.S. Congress that claims that all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. United States Congress is considering a draft bill that claims all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities.Libra in the United StatesThe U.S. Representative for Texas's 29th congressional district, Sylvia Garcia, introduced a draft bill to the House Financial Services Committee on Oct. 18. The draft bill, called the ‘‘Stablecoins are Securities Act of 2019,” seeks to regulate stablecoins under the Securities Act […]

  • Prominent Analyst Believes Bitcoin is Ready to Target Higher Prices
    on October 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    After incurring an influx of buying pressure yesterday, Bitcoin has been able to sustain its upwards momentum and has not faced any notable retrace ...

  • FATF’s Regulations to Push Criminals to Privacy Coins: CipherTrace CEO
    by Helen Partz on October 22, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    95% of criminal activity in crypto accounts for Bitcoin and Ether due to their brand name and ease of use, CipherTrace’s CEO says. The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) crypto regulations will trigger a shift of criminal activity from Bitcoin (BTC) to privacy coins, it has been claimed.Criminals mostly use BTC and ETH to dateDavid Jevans, CEO of major crypto transaction tracking firm CipherTrace, shared his remarks about criminal use of cryptocurrencies at a panel held by blockchain advocacy group, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, on Oct. 21.During the panel, Jevans claimed that well-known […]

  • Overstock’s VC Arm Joins $31M Funding Round For Silicon Valley Fintech
    by Joeri Cant on October 22, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures joins $31 million funding round for California-based software company in the financial industry. Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures has invested in PeerNova, a startup that develops blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions to synchronize their data across multiple systems.In an Oct. 22 news release, PeerNova reported that it had raised $31 million in growth funding led by existing investor Mosaik Partners, with participation from Medici Ventures and Intuitive Venture Partners. This funding round brings the total raised funds to $74 […]

  • Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Not Launch Libra Without US Approval
    by Ana Alexandre on October 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell Congress that Libra will not launch anywhere in the world until U.S. regulators approve it. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social media giant Facebook, plans to tell United States Congress that Libra will not launch anywhere in the world until U.S. regulators approve it.Libra won’t launch anywhere without congressional approvalAccording to Zuckerberg’s prepared remarks released on Oct. 22 in advance of planned hearings before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, the Facebook CEO wants to assuage regulatory concerns over the launch of the coming […]

  • Trump Administration Popped 2017 Bitcoin Bubble, Ex-CFTC Chair Says
    on October 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration acted to deflate the bitcoin bubble of 2017 by allowing the introduction of futures products, a former ...

  • Pomp’s Morgan Creek Raises $61M For Blockchain Fund, Targets $250M
    by Joeri Cant on October 22, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Morgan Creek Digital has raised $61 million for second blockchain fund, with the ultimate goal of raising $250 million. Morgan Creek Digital has raised over $61 million for a blockchain fund to explore opportunities using distributed ledgers.On Oct. 18, the cryptocurrency asset management firm Morgan Creek submitted a filing for its second blockchain fund to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has so far raised nearly $61 million from 11 investors.The filing — a Form D, that requests an exemption for the offering — shows that the fund started its first offering on Oct. 16 and is […]

  • Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained
    by Connor Blenkinsop on October 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Crypto worth billions upon billions of dollars has been lost to fraud. But what are the most common scams, and can they be stopped? How can payment fraud be avoided?Introducing better verification measures can go a long way to protecting consumers.Amazon and eBay are often held up as good examples of how transactions should be handled in the wider economy. These sites often deliver impartial reviews based on the past activities of buyers and sellers, meaning it is easier for consumers to find someone reputable. Measures are also in place to protect both parties if a transaction doesn’t go to plan.A multitrader […]

  • Facebook’s Libra May Cause Banks to Cut Financing to the Company
    by Ankit Singhania on October 22, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Ever since the potential launch of Facebook’s Libra was announced by the social media behemoth, the company’s cryptocurrency project has lurched from one problem to the next. Regulators from different parts of the world had voiced their concerns about the Libra cryptocurrency, and even the President of the United States slammed Facebook in one of his famous tweets. New Trouble? In a new development, it has now emerged that if Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) does not take care of the regulatory issues with regards to Libra, then banks might refuse to provide services to the company. ... Read The Full Article On […]

  • Yale Prof and Goldman Sachs Veteran Design DLT-Based Facebook Rival
    by Helen Partz on October 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Mirror Worlds creator David Gelernter and 19-year Goldman Sachs veteran Rob Rosenthal team up for a new social network. A Yale professor and Goldman Sachs veteran are planning to complete a new project of a blockchain-based Facebook rival in 2020.Returning control of data to usersDavid Gelernter, a Yale’s professor of computer science and Mirror Worlds creator, and Rob Rosenthal, a 19-year veteran of Goldman Sachs, are collaborating on a new social network called Revolution Populi, Business Insider reports Oct. 22.Gelernter and Rosenthal are planning to ensure user privacy with blockchain technology, also providing […]

  • Germany Warns of Privacy Token Usage in Money Laundering and Terrorism
    by Ana Alexandre on October 22, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    The German Federal Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns about using privacy tokens due to their association with criminal activities and difficulties to track them down. The German Federal Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns about rising use of privacy tokens due to their association with criminal activities and difficulties in tracking them.Published on Oct. 19, the ministry’s “First Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing National Risk Assessment” for 2018-2019 provided analysis aimed at the identification of existing and future risks in the field of anti-money laundering (AML) and […]

  • Ripple Adds Four Members to Regulatory Team, Joins Blockchain Association
    by Ana Alexandre on October 22, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced four new appointments to its global regulatory team. San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced three new appointments to its global regulatory team and that the company will be joining the Blockchain Association.Per an Oct. 22 blog post, Ripple has onboarded four new members — Craig Phillips, Michelle Bond, Ron Hammond and Susan Friedman — to its global regulatory team based in Washington D.C. Michelle Bond will also sit on the board of the Blockchain Association.Execs with financial sector regulation backgroundsPhillips joined […]

  • Why Bitmain Is Building the World's Largest Bitcoin Mine in Rural Texas
    on October 22, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Bitmain, the world's largest maker of bitcoin-mining computers, chose an old Alcoa aluminum-smelting plant in Rockdale, Texas, for a new bitcoin ...

  • Bitcoin Speculators Gain Upper Hand as Derivative Trading Surges
    on October 22, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    As Bitcoin becomes boring for many in the get-rich-quick crowd with volatility ebbing, trading in derivatives of the largest cryptocurrency is exploding.

  • Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom
    by Kollen Post on October 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Author of the Token Taxonomy Act and member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Rep. Davidson speaks with Cointelegraph ahead of Zuckerberg hearing. In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to regulating digital assets as well as Mark Zuckerberg’s upcoming Oct. 23 testimony before the House Financial Services Committee.Congressman Davidson (R-OH) is a figure familiar to many in the crypto world for his role in authoring the Token Taxonomy Act, as well as his […]

  • A form of offline payments is being developed for Bitcoin's Lightning Network
    on October 22, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Lightning Rod, a new offline-style payments protocol for the Bitcoin Lightning Network, will enable users to make Lightning payments to a payee ...

  • Crypto Trader Slams Critic Peter Schiff as Bitcoin Outshines Gold by 83300%
    on October 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Peter Schiff is not afraid to make extremely bearish calls on bitcoin. It appears that the chairman of SchiffGold sees the cryptocurrency as a competitor ...

  • Monero more dangerous than Bitcoin, says German Finance Ministry
    on October 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    So-called privacy cryptocurrencies such as Monero are more likely to be used for illegal activities than Bitcoin, according to a report published on ...

  • Kik Messenger Saved From the Verge of Shutdown
    by Sritanshu Sinha on October 22, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Kik almost went to the verge of shutting down because of its lawsuit with the SEC. A buyout from MediaLab saved it. On Oct. 13, Canadian social media and messaging app Kik revealed it’s “here to stay.” This was an apparent reversal from what the company's CEO, Ted Livingston, said in a blog post — that it was considering shutting down. It became clear just five days later why it was “here to stay.” A Santa Monica-based holding company, MediaLab, had signed an agreement with Kik Interactive to buy its Kik messaging platform.  From angel investment to $100M ICO Back in 2009, a group […]

  • Bitcoin Holds Gains against Trade Deal Hopes, Brexit Uncertainty
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Bitcoin was maintaining its weekend gains on Tuesday as investors assess positive outcomes from the ongoing US-China trade talks but remained ...

  • ‘No Borders’ — Alistair Milne Sends Bitcoin Instead of $2.6K Gold Bar
    by Helen Partz on October 22, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Following a giveaway announcement in September, Alistair Milne gives away Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 Denarium gold bar. Bitcoin (BTC) investor Alistair Milne was eventually forced to send Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 gold bar as part of his recent giveaway.Following a giveaway announcement on Sept. 19, Milne has revealed the winner as well as other giveaway details in a thread on Twitter on Oct. 22. Giveaway backgroundAs originally envisaged, Milne should have given away a $2,600 Denarium Bitcoin Decennium 2019 as part of the giveaway with the winner expected to be announced on Oct. 19. In the giveaway announcement […]

  • 'No Borders' — Alistair Milne Sends Bitcoin Instead of $2.6K Gold Bar
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Bitcoin (BTC) investor Alistair Milne was eventually forced to send Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 gold bar as part of his recent giveaway. Following a ...

  • Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff explained why BTC may collapse to $2000
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    The financial expert and vocal Bitcoin critic Pitter Schiff believe that Bitcoin's technical picture is horrible as the bear flag formation point to a potential ...

  • Bitcoin Analysis for 2019-10-22 [Premium]
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Bitcoin is trading inside a descending wedge. It has been trading without significant volatility for the past three weeks. In a long-term view, we believe ...

  • Adam Back: Creating Altcoins More Attractive Than Building on Bitcoin
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Bitcoin (BTC) technology pioneer Adam Back explained at the Transylvania Crypto Conference that there's a greater financial incentive to creating ...

  • Adam Back: Creating Altcoins More Attractive Than Building on Bitcoin
    by Adrian Zmudzinski on October 22, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Bitcoin technology pioneer Adam Back explained that there’s a greater financial incentive to creating altcoins compared to building on Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) technology pioneer Adam Back explained at the Transylvania Crypto Conference that there’s a greater financial incentive to creating altcoins compared to building on Bitcoin.Forbes reported Back’s remarks on Oct. 21, noting that he is also the co-author of the “Enabling Blockchain Innovations with Pegged Sidechains” paper about Bitcoin sidechains released about five years ago. In the document, he and his fellow researchers first expressed […]

  • Bitcoin Price Turns Boring Again as Traders Consider Chances of $8.5K
    by William Suberg on October 22, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Limited movement on markets sees BTC keep support above $8K but resistance higher up remains conspicuous. Bitcoin price (BTC) continued its rangebound trading on Oct. 22 after failing to crack resistance at $8,300.Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360Bitcoin shows little sign of major shiftData from Coin360 showed broadly sideways activity for BTC/USD on Tuesday, with 24-hour figures between $8,160 and $8,290.After two attempts to grind higher, the pair saw rejection at $8,300, in line with projections from analysts who previously identified heavy resistance close to $8,500. Bitcoin seven-day price […]

  • Bitcoin IRA Is Letting Customers Lend Out Their Crypto Retirement Funds
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Bitcoin IRA will soon allow customers to lend their retirement assets for interest. The firm, which provides digital asset individual retirement accounts ...

  • Bitcoin Price Turns Boring Again as Traders Consider Chances of $8.5K
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Bitcoin seven-day price chart. Source: Coin360. Bitcoin has remained quiet since the start of the weekend, when markets managed to exit the $7,000 ...

  • Bitcoin Price Volatility Approaches as Bulls Try to Outclass Bears
    on October 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Bitcoin has found itself stuck yet again. As of the time of writing this, the cryptocurrency is trading at $8,230, which is a price that implies BTC is down a ...

  • Banks May Cut Ties With Facebook if Libra Is Launched: ING CEO
    by Adrian Zmudzinski on October 22, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers. Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers.Bank can choose to “not accept the client”Financial news outlet Financial Times reported on Hamers’ remarks on Oct. 22. Per the report, he explained that institutions like ING have to guard the financial system to prevent criminal activity. Because of this, concerns over Libra’s potential for illegal use may […]

  • New Research: Energy DLT Apps’ CAGR to Surge 67% Over the Next Decade
    by Helen Partz on October 22, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Global blockchain apps to generate $19 billion in cumulative revenue over the next decade, hitting an annual market size of $7.7 billion in 2028. Energy blockchain applications are expected to see a 67% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next ten years, according to new research.Annual market size to reach $7.7 billion in 2028Navigant Research, Colorado-based market research and consulting team, has released a report devoted to the development of blockchain applications in the energy industry on Oct. 22.Titled “Energy Blockchain Applications Overview,” the research provides an analysis of the […]

  • Chilean ATMs Reportedly Locked As State of Emergency Declared — This Is Why Bitcoin
    on October 22, 2019 at 11:15 am

    One of the main arguments in favor of Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies, in general, is that they allow users to 'be their own bank.' In fact, there seems to be ...

  • Bitcoin Daily: Moon Browser Allows Use Of Bitcoin For Amazon Purchases; Bitcoin Price Swings ...
    on October 22, 2019 at 11:03 am

    New York-based startup Moon will allow customers to pay for their Amazon purchases with bitcoin via the Lightning Network, bitcoin, Litecoin or Ether.

  • Bank of Cambodia: We’ll Allow More Control With Blockchain Payments
    by Adrian Zmudzinski on October 22, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia Serey Chea said that blockchain payments will enable greater financial control and remittance efficiency. Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia Serey Chea said that blockchain payments will enable greater financial control and remittance efficiency in an interview with CNBC published on Oct. 22.Chea said that the National Bank of Cambodia has experimented with domestic blockchain payments for retail, but the main interest is testing them for cross-border transactions. She noted that the institution has been collaborating with Malaysian bank Maybank.It has […]

  • UK Gov’t: FCA Will Make Final Decision on Banning Crypto Derivatives
    by Marie Huillet on October 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

    The U.K. government has stressed that is up to regulators, not the executive, to decide on a proposed ban on certain crypto derivatives for retail investors. The government of the United Kingdom has stressed that is up to regulators, not the executive, to decide whether to press ahead with a proposed ban on certain crypto derivatives for retail investors.Finance Feeds reports that on Oct. 21, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury John Glen responded to a series of questions about developments in the U.K.’s approach to crypto-assets, including the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority’s ongoing consideration of the […]

  • Crypto App Revolut Confirms Mastercard on Board for 2019 US Expansion
    by William Suberg on October 22, 2019 at 9:32 am

    The banking app will begin serving U.S. customers before the beginning of next year, it says. Cryptocurrency-friendly internet banking app Revolut plans to launch in the United States later this year, the company has confirmed.Mastercard joins Visa support for RevolutIn a press release on Oct. 22, Revolut said its expanding partnership with Mastercard would allow it to enter the U.S. market by the end of 2019.United Kingdom-based Revolut has offered consumers both Visa and Mastercard spending since its launch in 2015. In 2017, it began offering the exchange of three cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and […]

  • Silk Road Prosecutor: 99.9% of Fiat Money Laundering Goes Unprosecuted
    by Marie Huillet on October 22, 2019 at 9:16 am

    The prosecutor for the Silk Road case says that the fiat-dominated financial system is inept at tackling the very thing it purports to worry about when it comes to Bitcoin. Kathryn Haun — a general partner at Andreesen Horowitz and the Justice Department's prosecutor for the infamous Silk Road case —- says that the fiat-dominated financial system is inept at tackling the very thing it purports to worry about when it comes to crypto.In the traditional financial sector today, “99.9% of all money laundering crimes go unprosecuted,” she told anchor Kyle Bass, during an interview for Real Vision […]

  • Bitcoin Futures: Institutional Long Positions Value Doubled in October
    by William Suberg on October 22, 2019 at 8:13 am

    A fresh uptick in Bitcoin interest among institutional investors has gone some way to reversing a dramatic fall in the second half of September. One class of investors has more than doubled the value of the long positions it holds in Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts this month. Institutions settle in for the long termAccording to fresh data from analyst Skew Markets on Oct. 22, the value of institutional investors’ long positions went from below 500 BTC ($4.11 million) on Oct. 1 to over 1,000 BTC ($8.23 million) on Oct. 16.The gains reverse a decline in institutional longs from September. The launch of Bitcoin […]

  • Casa Unveils New Solution to ‘What Happens to My Bitcoin When I Die’
    by Marie Huillet on October 22, 2019 at 7:53 am

    New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released a new security protocol and service focused on helping people address the question of Bitcoin inheritance. New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released a new security protocol and service focused on helping people address the question of Bitcoin (BTC) inheritance.The new offering, dubbed “Casa Covenant,” was revealed in an official blog post on Oct. 21.“What happens to my Bitcoin when I die?”Casa approaches the question of Bitcoin inheritance by highlighting three common positions users take currently: either not thinking about the […]

  • Cryptosteel Launches Physical Device for Private Key Backup Protection
    by Marie Huillet on October 22, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Cryptosteel has launched its Cryptosteel Capsule, a physical backup device for the offline storage of Bitcoin private keys, passwords and wallet recovery seeds. Cryptosteel has launched its Cryptosteel Capsule, a physical backup device for the offline storage of private keys, passwords, and wallet recovery seeds.The company announced the official launch of the product in a tweet posted on Oct. 21.Not a hardware walletUnlike the hardware wallets that many cryptocurrency HODLers are familiar with, Cryptosteel’s capsule focuses on providing a physical backup for personal, sensitive data — a more durable […]

  • Opera Becomes First Major Browser to Enable Direct Bitcoin Payments
    by Ana Alexandre on October 22, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Web browser Opera now supports payments with Bitcoin directly inside the browser. Web browser Opera now allows making payments with Bitcoin (BTC) directly inside the browser.The company announced the news in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 21, detailing that Opera’s 350 million users can now send and receive BTC directly from the browser, as well as use the cryptocurrency for purchasing goods and services on e-commerce websites. Additionally, the browser now enables adding a Bitcoin and TRON (TRX) card into the built-in Crypto Wallet to keep track of the cryptocurrency owned. Charles Hamel, […]

  • China’s Cyberspace Watchdog Approves 309 More Blockchain Services
    by Liam Frost on October 22, 2019 at 6:18 am

    The Cyberspace Administration of China adds 309 more companies to its list of registered blockchain service providers. The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s central Internet regulator, censor, oversight and control agency, has published its second list of registered blockchain service providers.The new batch comprises 309 companies that are representatives of various industries, including cultural tourism, education, e-commerce, law, healthcare and supply chains, Chinese news outlet 8BTC reported on Oct. 21.Traditional sectors embrace blockchainAmong the registered entities, for example, are services […]

  • Top-20 Coins Trade Sideways, Bitcoin Trades Around $8,200
    by Ana Alexandre on October 22, 2019 at 2:15 am

    After turning green earlier in the day, cryptocurrency markets have been trading sideways, with Bitcoin continuing trading around $8,200. Monday, Oct. 21 —  After turning green earlier in the day, cryptocurrency markets have been trading sideways, with Bitcoin (BTC) continuing to hover around $8,200, according to the data from Coin360.Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360The leading coin, Bitcoin, is down 0.39% over the past 24 hours and is trading at around $8,186 as of press time. In terms of its monthly performance, BTC is still down almost 19%.Meanwhile, Bitcoin advocates continue to focus […]

  • Libra Gets First Major Political Backer in US Congress
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Libra, the underfire planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has been dominating headlines in the world of crypto for all the wrong reasons. Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have been staunchly opposed to the development of the coin, labeling it a threat to the economic and monetary sovereignty of nations. However, in a rare show of political support for Libra, Republican Senator for South Dakota Mike Rounds has written to Anchorage to endorse the project. Anchorage, a South Dakota-based trust fund, is one of the 21 founding chartered members of the Libra Association, the ... Read The Full Article On […]

  • Bank of Canada Exploring Possibility of Launching a Digital Currency
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Bank of Canada, the Canadian central bank, is exploring the possibility of launching a digital currency that would replace cash and track how people spend their money. The aim of the proposed currency would be to mitigate the “direct threat” posed by cryptocurrencies to the economic sovereignty of governments and central banks, an issue that has featured prominently in the headlines recently amidst intense regulatory pushback on Facebook’s proposed coin, Libra. The proposal was pitched to Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, and its board of directors in a presentation entitled “Central Bank Money: ... […]

  • Telegram to Delay the Launch of TON Due to SEC Meeting
    by Ankit Singhania on October 17, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Over the past few years, Telegram has become an important part of the crypto ecosystem due to its use as a communication platform for traders as well as market enthusiasts. Hence, it did not come as a complete surprise when the encrypted messaging service platform announced the launch of its own blockchain, the Telegram Open Network (TON). Major Details However, it seems to have run into issues with the all-powerful Securities and Exchange Commission. In a new development, the company told its investors that the date of the launch is going to be pushed back from ... Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com […]

  • eToro Launches Twitter Sentiment Trading Portfolio
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 16, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    eToro, the Israeli-based brokerage firm, has launched a new portfolio that uses AI to analyze Twitter for the latest social media perceptions of digital assets. The tool, which is called TheTIE-LongOnly CopyPortfolio, is a collaboration between eToro and cryptocurrency analytics firm The TIE. According to The TIE, the platform’s “proprietary machine learning and language processing models ingest 850 million tweets per day, quantifying the positive and negative tone of conversations on Twitter.” The platform then leverages this data and allocates trades based “on positive sentiment, algorithmically […]

  • Facebook Officially Launches Libra Despite High-Profile Departures
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 15, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Libra, the highly-scrutinized planned cryptocurrency led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), officially launched in Geneva yesterday despite several high-profile defections from the project last week. Libra Launches With 21 Chartered Members The Libra Association, the non-profit governing body of the digital currency, officially signed on 21 charter members at a meeting at its Swiss headquarters. The association was originally made up of 27 members; however, the high level of regulatory scrutiny leveled at the project led to several prominent defections in recent weeks. These include Visa (NYSE:V), PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), and Mastercard (NYSE:MA), which […]

  • NASDAQ Launches AI-Powered CIX100 Crypto Index
    by Ankit Singhania on October 15, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Even a couple of years ago, the crypto index was seen as something that was firmly outside the formal financial system. However, things have changed dramatically over the course of the past two years. In a new development, it has now emerged that NASDAQ, one of the world’s biggest stock exchanges, has listed a crypto index, called CIX100. CIX100 is going to be fully powered by artificial intelligence and is going to list the top 100 cryptocurrencies in the world by market cap. Key Development CIX100 is going to track the top 100 cryptocurrencies ... Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com […]

  • Mark Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Over Libra
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 11, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will defend the proposed Libra cryptocurrency in a testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on October 23. The highly scrutinized proposed cryptocurrency, which is being led by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has come under fire from regulators on both sides of the Atlantic due to its potential threat to monetary sovereignty. Now, Zuckerberg must defend the plans before US lawmakers for a third time when he speaks at a hearing entitled “An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors.” Previously, Libra had been debated during meetings of  ... […]

  • Libra to Be at the Center of the EU’s New Crypto Regulations
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Libra will be the focus of the cryptocurrency regulatory framework planned by the European Union’s finance commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis. “Common Approach” Needed, Says Commission VP The former Latvian Prime Minister has been the Vice President of the European Commission since 2014 and said in his bid to be reappointed that the EU needs to take a unified approach to regulating cryptocurrencies. “ we must address risks such as unfair competition, cybersecurity, and threats to financial stability. For instance, Europe needs a common approach on crypto-assets, such as Libra. I intend to propose new […]

  • Tim Cook Talks Cryptocurrencies: It’s a No for Tech Behemoth
    by Caroline Harris on October 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Three months ago, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) disclosed plans to roll out a cryptocurrency in the summer of 2020. Such news has made several headlines, with the latest being negative, as PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) might pull out of Facebook’s project. Even worse for the technology behemoth is that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), another tech giant, has expressed zero desire in following in the company’s footsteps, according to Tim Cook. Which brings forth the question: is it correct for Facebook to involve itself with virtual currencies? Here’s what we know about Apple’s latest comments. Tim Cook Talks Cryptocurrencies Last week, ... […]

  • PayPal Might Quit Facebook’s Libra Project: Key Implications
    by Ankit Singhania on October 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    When it comes to the payments space, there is no other company that has a reputation as big as that of PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). Hence, when it emerged that the payments giant was going to be a part of the Libra Association, there was a lot of anticipation about the sort of product Libra was going to be. Key Details However, according to the latest reports, it has emerged that PayPal is now considering pulling out of the Libra Association. The reason behind the decision is tied to the regulatory issues that have dogged Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) supposed ... Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com […]

  • Libra Labeled a ‘Monetary Threat’ By Senior US Bank Executives
    by Caileam Raleigh on October 3, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Libra, the underfire planned cryptocurrency from Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), has been described as a monetary threat by senior US bank executives in a meeting with the Federal Reserve.  Senior Bank Execs Opposed to Libra Libra has been heavily scrutinized by regulatory bodies and financial institutions across the globe since it was first announced back in June and has been dealt a further blow following a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council this month. Members of the council include M&T Bank CEO Rene Jones, KeyCorp’s Beth Mooney, and Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America. “Facebook ... Read The Full Article […]

  • Telegram to Launch Its Telegram Open Network (TON) in October
    by Ankit Singhania on October 3, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Telegram has indicated that the Telegram Open Network (TON) could launch at the end of this month. On Wednesday, in an email to TON investors, the firm indicated that the launch is on track as planned earlier. TON Could Be Ready by October 16 The CTO of TON Labs, Mitja Goroshevsky, confirmed the information indicating that TON Labs will be responsible for running and managing the validation pool. TON Labs is a startup tasked with the responsibility of creating tools for TON developers. Investors will receive the TON key generation software, and they will have to ... Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com […]

  • Mastercard and Visa Reconsider Libra as Regulatory Criticism Intensifies
    by Ankit Singhania on October 2, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that MasterCard Inc. (NYSE:MA) and Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), among other financial partners, could be reconsidering their position in Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FB) cryptocurrency project Libra. Backers Not Ready for Criticism from Regulators The Journal report indicated that the financial backers of the cryptocurrency project are not ready to draw criticism from regulators. Libra has received criticism from legislators owing to the reputation of Facebook regarding how it has been handling personal information. Many have declined Facebook’s request to support Libra publicly. In an […]

  • Cryptocurrency Faces Challenges in Cuba Despite Growing Crypto Adoption
    by Ankit Singhania on September 30, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Cuba rolled out mobile across the country last year, and this has resulted in increased usage of cryptocurrency. Most Cubans are increasingly using cryptocurrencies to circumvent economic sanctions levied by the US to access the global marketplace. However, despite this increasing adoption, crypto still faces several challenges in Cuba. Some of the challenges include restricted access to cryptocurrency exchanges, lack of proper regulations, as well as the growing acceptance of the gold-backed MLM stablecoin. Using Crypto to Circumvent Sanctions A report published on September 12 by Reuters included passages from 35-year-old Cuban, Jason […]

  • Overstock’s Crypto Division Invests $2 Million USD in Evernym
    by Caileam Raleigh on September 27, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Troubled online retailer Overstock has invested $2 million USD in blockchain-based identity firm Evernym through its crypto division, Medici Ventures. Blockchain-Based Identity Technology Evernym was founded in Salt Lake City in 2013 and has developed a blockchain-based technology that allows organizations and governments to issue, accept, and verify credentials that operate similarly to a digital passport. Its digital credential platform, Verity, allows organizations to interact with customers while giving clients control over their data. The technology utilizes blockchain to develop a decentralized ecosystem of digital […]

  • Libra Launch Date in Doubt Following Comments From Mark Zuckerberg
    by Caileam Raleigh on September 26, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Libra’s proposed 2020 launch date has been thrown into doubt after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg refused to put a definitive timeframe on the project. Contradicting Reports on Libra Launch Speaking to Nikkei, Zuckerberg was asked about the expected launch date of Libra, to which he replied: “Obviously we want to move forward at some point soon [and] not have this take many years to roll out, but right now I’m really focused on making sure that we do this well.” Despite coming in for heavy criticism since being announced in June, Libra had been firm on ... Read The Full Article On […]

  • Kik Messenger to Shut Down as Company Shifts Focus to Kin
    by Caileam Raleigh on September 24, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Kik Interactive has announced that it is closing its messaging service due to a legal wrangle with the SEC over its cryptocurrency, Kin. The troubled messaging app, which still has millions of users worldwide, has been involved in a legal battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in recent months after the SEC announced it was suing Kik over the $100 million USD raised from an ICO in 2017. Bloomberg reported back in June that the SEC argues that the token used in the ICO, Kin, counts as a security and as a result, ... Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com […]

  • Facebook’s Libra Wants to Hit the Market in Early 2020
    by Ankit Singhania on September 24, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    It has been a hugely eventful year in the crypto sphere, and perhaps one of the most important developments has been the announcement of Facebook’s Libra. However, as soon as it was announced that it was going to be launched next year, plenty of influential regulators expressed their doubts about the cryptocurrency straightaway. Important Progress They are still doing so, and in a new development, it has emerged that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is going to go ahead with the launch of Libra next year as planned notwithstanding any misgivings from regulators. Regulators have been generally hostile towards ... Read The Full […]

  • IBM is Interested in Working on Facebook’s Libra Crypto
    by Ankit Singhania on September 23, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    The cryptocurrency space has been on an impressive run this year and one of the biggest developments this year was the announcement of Facebook’s Libra, the social media company’s very own crypto token. It goes without saying that it was a huge announcement and caused a lot of noise in the crypto sphere. As is well known, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is heading the Libra project, but the company is going to be helped by many other firms. Key Development Today, it has emerged that tech giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) is apparently open to the idea of working with ... Read The Full Article On CryptoCurrencyNews.com […]

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