A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 02:00

A Japanese Telecom Giant Wants to Use Blockchain to Store Contracts Nippon Telegraph and Telephone is looking to invent a new contract agreements system based on blockchain technology.

Credit Rating Firm Backs $8 Million Fundraise for Crypto Alternative

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 20. 00:00

Credit Rating Firm Backs $8 Million Fundraise for Crypto Alternative A blockchain startup has raised $8 million in a seed funding round with a mission to develop a protocol to serve the unbanked.

Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 23:55

Barclays, 300 Year-Old UK Legacy Bank, Files Crypto Patents

The UK’s Barclays, arguably the most powerful international corporate bank in the world, filed two crypto-related patents this week. The 300 year-old legacy bank gobbled up exclusivity over cryptocurrency transfers and distributed ledger data storage. There appears to be a trend for companies, both in and out of the ecosystem, aiming to lock up the […]

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Congressman's Call for Crypto Ban Sparks Social Uproar

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 21:30

Congressman's Call for Crypto Ban Sparks Social Uproar In the span of a few hours, it became Crypto Twitter vs U.S. Representative Brad Sherman.

BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 21:20

BCH Roundup: Markets Spike While the Community Debates Token Protocols

There’s been a lot happening this week within the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem, and much of the community’s discussion revolves around tokenization concepts on the BCH chain. Meanwhile, the network has been running smoothly, and BCH markets seem to be reversing their trend after cryptocurrencies values were experiencing bearish sentiment for the past six months. […]

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Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 20:45

Barclays Seeks Twin Blockchain Patents for Banking Services Barclays Bank proposed using blockchain to make various banking processes more efficient in a pair of patent applications.

It Took Just A Day for Tron's Founder to Win His Own Blockchain's Election

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 19:37

It Took Just A Day for Tron's Founder to Win His Own Blockchain's Election After announcing his candidacy just one day ago, Tron founder Justin Sun has already been elected to run a node in the network.

Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 19:04

Study Shows Many ICO Protocols Fail to Match White Paper Promises

On July 19, a group of interdisciplinary researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, with guidance from the esteemed Penn Law professor David Hoffman, published an in-depth study of initial coin offerings (ICOs) that promise innovative concepts like autonomous governance and operate by the belief that ‘code is law’. However, most of the ICOs the group […]

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Malta Stock Exchange Inks Deals to Build Security Token Exchanges

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 18:00

Malta Stock Exchange Inks Deals to Build Security Token Exchanges A new arm of the Malta Stock Exchange is partnering with Neufund to launch a stock exchange for tokenized securities and crypto assets.

PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 17:30

PR: SoPay – Blockchain Payment Platform Lists on Three Major Exchanges to Create Digital Assets “Alipay”

SoPay has announced its arrival in three exchanges (CoinEx, Gate.io and BCEX) with an emphatic announcement of the trading contest that will feature 30 million SOP tokens.

SoPay is a new blockchain payment platform that brings a disruptive experience in the money market. Also, it has innovative operating models that it wants to leverage to make the digital asset trading environment more convenient.

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Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 17:05

Ross Ulbricht Joins Twitter

Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, serving life in prison without parole, has joined Twitter. While denied direct internet access from behind bars, he is now able to communicate with the Twittersphere, in a fashion, with the aid of hand-written notes posted to a Twitter account in his name. It is hoped the account will keep […]

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Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 17:00

Ethereum Scaling Solution Raiden Releases Last Testnet Before Launch The team behind the Raiden, which creates payment channels to help ethereum scale, has launched the final testnet before the tech goes live.

Report: Blockchain Spending to Hit Nearly $12 Billion By 2022

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 16:10

Report: Blockchain Spending to Hit Nearly $12 Billion By 2022 Spending on blockchain solutions is forecasted to increase annually at a growth rate of close to 75 percent through 2022, according to a new report.

Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 16:05

Japanese Minister Denies Ties to Unregistered Crypto Exchange Under Investigation

Seiko Noda, Japan’s Minister for Internal Affairs & Communications, and Minister in charge of Women’s Empowerment, was questioned by the Japanese press on Thursday over her involvement with an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange, which was allegedly violating the Japanese fund settlement law. Also read: Japan Tax Agency Says Individuals Earning $1,800+ in Crypto a Year Will Declare […]

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Ex-Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Is Making a Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 15:05

Ex-Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Is Making a Cryptocurrency Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, confirmed Wednesday that he is working on a cryptocurrency of his own.

US Consumer Finance Watchdog Opens Regulatory Sandbox to Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 14:20

US Consumer Finance Watchdog Opens Regulatory Sandbox to Blockchain The CFPB is launching a regulatory sandbox to encourage innovation in new tech such as blockchain, acting head Mick Mulvaney announced Wednesday.

Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 13:55

Malta Stock Exchange to Develop Two New Platforms for Security Tokens

The Malta Stock Exchange has separately announced today that MSX, the innovation, digital and fintech arm of the group, will be developing two new platforms for listing and trading security tokens. Neufund is developed in partnership with Binance, and OKMSX in collaboration with Okex. Also Read: No Insider Trading, Market Manipulation and Misleading Ads – […]

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Ethereum's Most Heated Tech Debate Is Proving It's Far From Over

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 13:00

Ethereum's Most Heated Tech Debate Is Proving It's Far From Over A resurgence of debate surrounding fund recovery on the ethereum network shows the topic is still as divisive as ever.

Vietnam Inches Closer to Suspending Imports of Cryptocurrency Miners

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 12:00

Vietnam Inches Closer to Suspending Imports of Cryptocurrency Miners The country's central bank has agreed to a proposed suspension of cryptocurrency miner imports, a local new source reported on Thursday.

Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 11:05

Fed Chair: Crypto Has No Intrinsic Value, Not a Store of Value, Great for Money Laundering

The Federal Reserve’s new chairman made his stance on cryptocurrency clear to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday. In his view, cryptocurrencies have no intrinsic value, are not used often as a means of payment, are not a store of value, but are great for money laundering. He also dismisses the idea that cryptocurrencies […]

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Bitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull Breather

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull Breather Bitcoin's price pullback is seen yielding a more sustainable rally to $8,000, according to technical studies.

PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 09:30

PR: trade.Io Appoints Banking Veteran David Hannigan to Run OTC Desk

Wednesday Lugano, Switzerland – trade.io, a leading cryptocurrency exchange and innovator of the industry’s leading liquidity pool, today announced that David Hannigan has joined the company as its Chief Dealer. David brings almost 30 years of trading and risk management experience, most notably his position as Senior VP at National Australia Bank, to his new role.

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All 'Big Four' Auditors to Trial Blockchain Platform for Financial Reporting

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 09:30

All 'Big Four' Auditors to Trial Blockchain Platform for Financial Reporting The world's four biggest auditing firms will join 20 banks to trial a blockchain service for validating public companies' financial reports.

The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 09:05

The Daily: Anti-Crypto Politician Backed by Payments Firm, Grayscale Raised $250m in H1

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover an American anti cryptocurrency politician who is financially backed by a credit card firm, a positive change of leadership at Goldman Sachs, Grayscale's performance during first half of 2018 and much more.

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Stablecoins Will Do More Than Just Reduce Crypto Price Volatility

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 08:00

Stablecoins Will Do More Than Just Reduce Crypto Price Volatility Stablecoins will play an important role bridging traditional markets with the programmable financial tools enabled by crypto, argues Abra's CEO.

Government-Backed Blockchain Trade Platform Launches in Singapore

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 06:00

Government-Backed Blockchain Trade Platform Launches in Singapore A digital services firm owned by a Singapore government agency and a major port operator has launched a blockchain platform for cross-border trade.

No Matter How You Slice It — Token Assets Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 05:30

No Matter How You Slice It — Token Assets Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash

Two more types of BCH tokenization projects have been announced on July 18, giving the BCH community a wider variety of different ideas that can bring forth the concept of representative tokens into reality on the Bitcoin Cash network. Also read: Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks Bitcoin Cash Community Greeted by […]

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These Digital Monsters Live on Ethereum, But They'll Fight on Zilliqa

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 04:30

These Digital Monsters Live on Ethereum, But They'll Fight on Zilliqa A popular decentralized game couldn't take ethereum's slow, costly transactions. But it's not leaving the chain behind entirely.

$20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid Out

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 03:27

$20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid Out A week after going live, the crypto-powered prediction market platform Augur is proving that it really works in the wild.

Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Offers to Repay Initial Investments to Victims

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 02:30

Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Offers to Repay Initial Investments to Victims

The alleged bitcoin Ponzi kingpin, Amit Bhardwaj, has reportedly offered to pay back the initial investments in Indian rupees to those who lost money through his scheme. However, victims want the current value of their cryptocurrencies, not the initial investments. Zebpay, one of India’s largest crypto exchanges, has also been called in to help with […]

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Billionaire Marc Lasry Sees Bitcoin's Price Reaching $40,000

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 02:00

Billionaire Marc Lasry Sees Bitcoin's Price Reaching $40,000 Billionaire investor and fund manager Marc Lasry said the price of bitcoin has the potential to reach $40,000.

Eastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks Enlightened

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 19. 01:12

Eastern Europe: Regulation Postponed, Tax Abandoned, Banks Enlightened

Eastern European nations have been following closely regulatory developments in the West to better understand where the wind is blowing before addressing the challenges presented by cryptocurrencies. This strategy has proved fruitless, however, as developed western countries, and international organizations, have not been able to come up with a unified approach towards regulating the crypto […]

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Pop Icon Peter Gabriel Has Invested in a Blockchain Startup

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 19. 00:00

Pop Icon Peter Gabriel Has Invested in a Blockchain Startup Legendary musician and former Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance.

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 23:30

How Coinmarketcap Incentivizes Exchanges to Report Fake Volume

Bitforex, a cryptocurrency exchange that scarcely scraped the top 100 by trading volume until recently, has been accused of generating false trades on a mammoth scale. Crypto Exchange Ranks, which pulls in open source data from exchange APIs, has published a report in which it accuses Bitforex of creating fake volume and Coinmarketcap (CMC) of […]

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Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 22:05

Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low Bulls are back with a vengeance as shown by a 100 percent increase in trading volume from just four days ago.

US Congressman Calls for Ban on Crypto Buying and Mining

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 21:35

US Congressman Calls for Ban on Crypto Buying and Mining A U.S. congressman called for banning all U.S. residents from buying or mining cryptocurrencies during a hearing Wednesday.

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 21:30

China Round-Up: Bitmain, Canaan and Ebang Receive ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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China Round-Up: Bitcoin ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 21:30

China Round-Up: Bitcoin ‘Unicorn’ Valuations, Number of DLT Companies Explodes

In recent cryptocurrency news from China, three cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturers have been valued at more than $1 billion USD, Bitmain has supported the launch of a research center for digital financial assets at Tsinghua University, and more than 3,000 companies were found to have registered blockchain-themed business names during the first half of 2018. […]

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Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 19:30

Mastercard Patents a Method to Manage Cryptocurrency “Fractional Reserves”

Mastercard has patented a method to manage cryptocurrency “fractional reserves”. The big idea behind it seems to be that users will be able to pay with fiat on credit cards partly backed by crypto assets using a centralized system offering faster transaction conformation speeds. Also Read: IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold […]

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Fed Chair: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Great' For Money Laundering

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 19:20

Fed Chair: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Great' For Money Laundering The Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell criticized cryptocurrencies during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 17:30

Powerful Cryptocurrency Firms on the Road Towards Becoming Banks

When bitcoin came out, supporters believed that the decentralized cryptocurrency would decimate the banking industry. Years later, as digital currencies became more mainstream, these networks were suddenly commanding billion dollar valuations. Meanwhile, cryptocurrency exchanges, brokerage services, and over-the-counter market makers have started to look into purchasing shares of banks and even becoming the banks themselves. […]

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CFTC Official to Congress: Don't Be 'Hasty' With Crypto Rules

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 17:26

CFTC Official to Congress: Don't Be 'Hasty' With Crypto Rules LabCFTC director Daniel Gorfine advocated for thoughtful regulation of the cryptocurrency space in Congressional testimony Wednesday.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 16:40

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Valuations Gain Billions in One Day

Two days ago, cryptocurrency bulls were attempting to break strong resistance and managed to push digital asset values to much higher price regions. The price of bitcoin core (BTC) was averaging $6,740 per BTC during the early morning trading sessions on July 17, then the digital currency spiked to $7,300 a few hours later. Then […]

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Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 16:15

Mining Malware Now a Bigger Threat than Ransomware, Says Report Illicit crypto-miners and ransomware have swapped places in popularity among cybercriminals, says a security firm.

Ethereum Client Parity Drops Wallet Tech in Major Upgrade

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 15:15

Ethereum Client Parity Drops Wallet Tech in Major Upgrade Parity, the ethereum software client, has announced some major changes, including the stripping away of its graphical user interface (GUI).

Ethereum Client Removes Graphical Interface in Major Upgrade

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 15:15

Ethereum Client Removes Graphical Interface in Major Upgrade Parity, the ethereum software client, has announced some major changes, including the stripping away of its graphical user interface (GUI).

Baidu's Blockchain Photo App Launches With Its Own Token

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 14:00

Baidu's Blockchain Photo App Launches With Its Own Token Chinese internet search giant Baidu has created a proprietary token to power its new blockchain-based photo validating and sharing service. 

Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 13:45

Robin Hood Movie and Robinhood App Hold $50k Crypto Scavenger Hunt at Comic-Con

Lionsgate studio and Robinhood app have teamed up to give away $50,000 in a crypto scavenger hunt at the San Diego Comic-Con this week. This is to promote the studio’s upcoming Robin Hood movie. Attendees will search for coins, redeemable for $50, $500, $1,000, and $5,000, which can then be invested in cryptocurrencies during the […]

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South Korea Plans Tax Perks for Blockchain Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 13:00

South Korea Plans Tax Perks for Blockchain Startups South Korea is planning to cut tax for companies developing nascent technologies such as blockchain as part of its push for innovation growth.

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Reveals Plan to Reach Venezuela's Unbanked

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 12:00

Bitcoin Exchange Paxful Reveals Plan to Reach Venezuela's Unbanked Paxful says business is surging in developing nations, where mobile phones are abundant and cheap, but access to exchange platforms remains scarce.

The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 11:25

The Daily: Report Sees UK as Crypto Leader, Jersey Adopts ICO Rules

The United Kingdom has what it takes to become a true leader in the crypto space, according to a new report covered in today’s Bitcoin in Brief. Also in The Daily, the British Crown dependency of Jersey has adopted new requirements for ICO projects to better protect participating investors, Malta now has a two-way bitcoin […]

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Bitcoin Price Risks Pullback Before Testing $8K Again

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Risks Pullback Before Testing $8K Again Bitcoin could witness a minor technical correction before rising to the $8,000 mark.

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Chinese Unicorns List for First Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 09:30

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Chinese Unicorns List for First Time For the first time, three bitcoin mining companies have made it onto a list of Chinese startups worth over $1 billion.

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Unicorn List for First Time

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 09:30

Bitcoin Mining Firms Make Unicorn List for First Time For the first time, three bitcoin mining companies have made it onto a list of Chinese startups worth over $1 billion.

IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 09:21

IBM Backs the Development of Latest New Stablecoin, Stronghold USD

It seems like a new alternative for Tether (USDT) pops up at least once a week recently. And the latest stablecoin to hit the market involves an interesting supporter, computer technology giant IBM. Stronghold USD is said to be backed one-to-one by fiat US dollars held at the company’s partner bank, Prime Trust. Also Read: […]

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Fiat Currencies Are About to Become Essential to Public Blockchains

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 08:00

Fiat Currencies Are About to Become Essential to Public Blockchains If we want blockchains to deliver upon their promise, we must be able to transact using traditional fiat currencies, EY's blockchain lead writes.

Coinsmart Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Canadian Tax Payers

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 07:15

Coinsmart Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange for Canadian Tax Payers

With the international regulatory drive to tackle tax evasion by cryptocurrency users, combined with a lack of clear guidance from authorities in many places, everyday people are concerned about handling reporting themselves. And where there is a need, companies always pop up to tap the demand with various solutions. The latest example of this comes […]

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Sequoia China, Polychain Lead Blockchain Startup's $28 Million Round

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 06:00

Sequoia China, Polychain Lead Blockchain Startup's $28 Million Round Blockchain startup Nervos Network just raised $28 million from Sequoia China and Polychain, as well as several token funds and traditional VCs.

Democracy of Two: NEO and the Crypto 'Election' That Wasn't

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 04:00

Democracy of Two: NEO and the Crypto 'Election' That Wasn't Early results from elections on the neo blockchain suggest the world's 12th largest cryptocurrency may be struggling to deliver on promised claims.

Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 03:53

Hedge Fund Issues Bearish Call on Ethereum and Sides with BTC

Hedge fund Tetras Capital has issued a bearish call on ethereum and opined that bitcoin has more upside potential. The New York-based fund has been blessed with perfect timing, with ETH falling in BTC terms following the publication of its report 24 hours ago, while bitcoin has rallied strongly. Also read: Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into […]

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3 Signs Bitcoin's Move Above $7K Might Just Hold

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 18. 02:56

3 Signs Bitcoin's Move Above $7K Might Just Hold Bitcoin is on the rebound entering Wednesday, and three trading indicators suggest the charts are changing in the crypto asset's favor.

Kodak-Branded Bitcoin Mining Scheme Collapses

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 18. 00:51

Kodak-Branded Bitcoin Mining Scheme Collapses

The Kodak-branded bitcoin mining rigs unveiled at the CES technology trade show this year will no longer be available to mine for customers. Amid scam accusations, the company behind the Kodak Kashminer crypto mining scheme has reportedly confirmed the plan has collapsed, citing intervention by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms […]

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Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 22:30

Post-Flood Reflections Reveal Insights Into Lives of Sichuan Miners

With Chinese media estimating that Sichuan’s mining sector comprises 70% of the computing power of both the bitcoin network and the total processing power situated within China’s borders, reflections following the devastating Sichuan floods’ have many insights into the realities of life of a crypto miner in Sichuan. Also Read: Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for […]

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Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 22:00

Civic Is Turning Identity.com Into a Crypto-Powered Personal Data Market Civic secures a high-quality URL from a longstanding internet company, raising the profile of the whole blockchain industry.

What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 21:30

What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow Two Congressional committee hearings will examine whether crypto is the future of money, as well as what sort of regulation the space may need.

Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 20:15

Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Crypto for Charity

Social petition platform, Change.org, has announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on behalf of the organization. “The Mining Screensaver” will pool the computing power of the program’s users, with all XMR generated being automatically transferred to the Change.org Foundation. Also Read: Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions “The Screensaver That Mines […]

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Litecoin's Lee: Bank Deal Might Lead to New Crypto Services

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 20:00

Litecoin's Lee: Bank Deal Might Lead to New Crypto Services Charlie Lee took to reddit Tuesday to clarify his and the Litecoin Foundation's roles in the new acquisition of nearly 10 percent of a German bank. 

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shot Up $600 in 30 Minutes

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 18:13

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shot Up $600 in 30 Minutes Bitcoin's price shot well above $7,000 Tuesday in a dramatic move.

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shoots Up $600 in 30 Minutes

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 18:13

Above $7K: Bitcoin's Price Shoots Up $600 in 30 Minutes Bitcoin's price shot well above $7,000 Tuesday in a dramatic move.

RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 17:50

RSK Labs Launches Decentralized App Infrastructure Service

This week the RSK Labs development team launched a new service that provides programmers with a variety of tools to build decentralized applications. According to RSK, the ‘Dapp’ platform will provide developers with a great deal of infrastructure services all in one place. Also read: RSK Mines Its Genesis Block – Bitcoin Now Has an Ethereum-Like […]

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Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 16:00

Mastercard Wins Patent for Speeding Up Crypto Payments Mastercard is looking to improve crypto by designing a payments system that will link accounts holding both fiat currency and cryptocurrencies.

Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 15:30

Omni Layer Fork Called ‘Wormhole’ Debuts for Bitcoin Cash

According to a report on the social media platform Yours.org, software developers associated with the mining giant Bitmain plan on launching a smart contract protocol for the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network. The project called ‘Wormhole’ will utilize the increased data-carrier-size and OP_Return transactions alongside a protocol based on the Omni Layer project. Also read: Group or […]

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Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 15:00

Russian Firm Will Reward Staff With Crypto Tokens Tied to Profits The blockchain subsidiary of the Russian e-payments firm Qiwi plans to incentivize staff by giving them tokens tied to the firm's net profits.

Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 14:05

Change.org Petition Attempts to Fight for Ross Ulbricht’s Freedom

After being denied a post-conviction relief extension in February 2018, Ross Ulbricht’s family and legal team filed a Petition of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court based on constitutional violations in the investigation and at sentencing. The petition was supported by 21 organizations, however, the Court denied Ulbricht’s petition on June 28. The fight to […]

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US Ranked Top Destination for Coin Offerings, Majority of ICOs Identified as Scams

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 12:30

US Ranked Top Destination for Coin Offerings, Majority of ICOs Identified as Scams

The US remains a leading destination for ICO projects according to a new study that also ranks Switzerland and Singapore in the top three. The report notes that authorities in other jurisdictions, like Russia and Estonia, are working to adopt favorable regulations in order to attract more crypto startups. The findings coincide with another study […]

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GMO's New Internet Bank Will Settle Payments With Blockchain

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 12:30

GMO's New Internet Bank Will Settle Payments With Blockchain Japanese digital services firm GMO Internet has just launched a new web bank that it says will soon use blockchain to facilitate payments.

IBM Teams With Columbia University to Launch Blockchain Research Center

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:03

IBM Teams With Columbia University to Launch Blockchain Research Center Tech giant IBM is seeking to its widen blockchain research, development and education efforts through a partnership with Columbia University.

IBM Teams With Columbia to Launch Blockchain Research Center

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:03

IBM Teams With Columbia to Launch Blockchain Research Center Tech giant IBM is seeking to its widen blockchain research, development and education efforts through a partnership with Columbia University.

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:00

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency Insured By the FDIC The latest attempt to create a crypto pegged to the U.S. dollar, or stablecoin, combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the 1930s.

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Crypto With FDIC-Insured Funds

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 11:00

IBM Is Helping Launch a Price-Stable Crypto With FDIC-Insured Funds The latest attempt to create a crypto pegged to the U.S. dollar, or stablecoin, combines 21st-century technology with an invention from the 1930s.

Banks Take Sides as Blockchain Trade Finance Race Heats Up

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:41

Banks Take Sides as Blockchain Trade Finance Race Heats Up NatWest, part of Royal Bank of Scotland, has joined Marco Polo, a blockchain consortium started by R3 and trade finance specialist TradeIX.

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:30

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens The exchange says it has got the go-ahead to acquire three regulated firms, the first step in a plan to offer tokens deemed as securities in the U.S.

Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to Curriculum

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 10:30

Largest Association of Investment Professionals Adds Crypto to Curriculum

CFA Institute, with over 150,000 members, is adding cryptocurrency topics to its curriculum for the first time. The course material will be released in August. A record 227,031 people in 91 countries and territories reportedly registered to take CFA exams this year. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Crypto Added to CFA […]

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Bitcoin Price Retakes Key Moving Average for First Time in Two Months

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Retakes Key Moving Average for First Time in Two Months BTC found acceptance above the 50-day moving average support on Monday, however, a bull reversal is still not confirmed.

Bitcoin Price Retakes 50-Day Moving Average in First Since May

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 10:00

Bitcoin Price Retakes 50-Day Moving Average in First Since May BTC found acceptance above the 50-day moving average support on Monday, however, a bull reversal is still not confirmed.

PR: Monfils Sponsorship with eToro

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 09:30

PR: Monfils Sponsorship with eToro

Gaël Monfils, the 31-year-old French tennis star, is known as “Sliderman” for his on-court showmanship. He may take chances when trying to win Grand Slam matches, but when it comes to personal finance Monfils – who reached a career high of No6 in the world in 2016 – says he is risk-averse. His investment platform of his choice? The world’s leading social trading network eToro, which specialises in cryptocurrencies.

Gaël Monfils, the 31-year-old French tennis star, is known as “Sliderman” for his on-court showmanship. He may take chances when trying to win Grand Slam matches, but when it comes to personal finance Monfils – who reached a career high of No6 in the world in 2016 – says he is risk-averse. His investment platform of his choice? The world’s leading social trading network eToro, which specialises in cryptocurrencies.

Monfils has been described by The Sunday Times magazine as “the most interesting guy in tennis” and Britain’s former world No1 Andy Murray reckons the agile Frenchman is the best athlete in the sport. He is not bad when it comes to investing in crypto, either, and began actively trading on eToro in 2017 (https://www.etoro.com/people/lamonf), having heard about the award-winning platform from his brother-in-law. He was drawn to its wide selection of cryptos and innovative investment tools.

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World's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange Finally Opens to the Public

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 08:30

World's First Bank-Backed Crypto Exchange Finally Opens to the Public VCTRADE, the new crypto exchange built by financial giant SBI Holdings, is finally open to all Japanese residents after months of delays.

The Daily: Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase to List Securities, Bitpay Gets a Bitlicense

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 08:20

The Daily: Blackrock Probes Market, Coinbase to List Securities, Bitpay Gets a Bitlicense

In today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief we cover the news that the world’s largest asset manager Blackrock is examining the crypto market, Coinbase is approved to list security tokens, and Bitpay got a New York Bitlicense. Additionally, the BCH exchange rate is now displayed directly on Google. Also Read: UK Mosque Collects Four Times […]

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US Government Backs DLT-Based Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 06:15

US Government Backs DLT-Based Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant A small energy blockchain startup based in Colorado received a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

US Government Backs Decentralized Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 06:15

US Government Backs Decentralized Energy Grid With $1 Million Grant A blockchain-focused solar power startup based in Colorado has received a grant of nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Is Pied Piper Serious? How HBO Inspired Crypto's Most Confounding Coin

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 04:06

Is Pied Piper Serious? How HBO Inspired Crypto's Most Confounding Coin What began as a parody quickly became a coin. Soon it might – might – become its own blockchain. What is happening?

Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 03:55

Iran Considers Using Cryptocurrencies to Evade US Sanctions

Iran may employ cryptocurrencies as part of its efforts to circumvent the upcoming US sanctions, according to a high-ranking Iranian lawmaker who said the matter will be discussed in parliament soon. The Iranian MP also believes that digital money can help with overcoming the hegemony of the US dollar.    Also read: PBoC: Bitcoin Trading […]

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The CFA Exam Is Getting a Crypto Section Next Year

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 02:00

The CFA Exam Is Getting a Crypto Section Next Year The Chartered Financial Analyst Program Exams are about to add topics on cryptocurrencies as examinable material for candidates in August 2019.

P2P Markets Report: Latin American and Hungarian Volume Surges

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 17. 01:55

P2P Markets Report: Latin American and Hungarian Volume Surges

Latin American peer-to-peer (P2P) markets have seen an influx of volume in recent weeks, with the Localbitcoins markets of Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela posting significant spikes in volume. In other news pertaining to international P2P markets, the Hungarian Localbitcoins markets produced near-record volume in recent weeks, whilst Canada’s recent surge in volume appears to have […]

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Augur Betting Volumes Just Topped $1 Million (And They're Accelerating)

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 17. 00:15

Augur Betting Volumes Just Topped $1 Million (And They're Accelerating) Data shared with CoinDesk shows a rapid spike in betting on Augur, a decentralized platform that's been live for just a few days.

G20 Watchdog Unveils Framework to Monitor Crypto

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 23:55

G20 Watchdog Unveils Framework to Monitor Crypto

A framework has been developed for the G20 countries to “monitor the financial stability implications of crypto-assets markets.” The Financial Stability Board says cryptocurrencies “do not pose a material risk to global financial stability” but supports their “vigilant monitoring.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space G20’s Crypto Monitoring Framework The Financial Stability […]

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CFTC Says Buyer Beware in New ICO Advisory

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 22:00

CFTC Says Buyer Beware in New ICO Advisory The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a warning on initial coin offerings (ICOs) and crypto-assets.

ETH Bots Run Rampant While Twitter Claims to Ban Lookalike Accounts

Bitcoin News

2018. Jul. 16. 21:55

ETH Bots Run Rampant While Twitter Claims to Ban Lookalike Accounts

According to reports the social media platform Twitter has been deleting millions of fraudulent accounts per day, and stated during the first week of July that it suspended more than 70 million accounts throughout May and June. However, the cryptocurrency industry is still plagued by tons of ‘ETH scam-bots’ pretending to be bitcoin luminaries and […]

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Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 20:00

Congress Is Now Holding Two Crypto Hearings This Wednesday Congress is set to hold not one but two separate hearings related to cryptocurrencies on Wednesday.

The Kodak KashMiner's Flashy Debut Ends In Failure

CoinDesk

2018. Jul. 16. 20:00

The Kodak KashMiner's Flashy Debut Ends In Failure The much-publicized partnership that would have resulted in digital media brand Kodak's name appearing on a series of bitcoin miners is no more.

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