Burning Man & Crypto: Common Grounds

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 25. 12:05

Burning Man & Crypto: Common Grounds Burning Man, the mecca of tech industry parties, offers lessons for the cryptocurrency movement.

Bitcoin History Part 16: The First Mt. Gox Hack

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 25. 02:10

Bitcoin History Part 16: The First Mt. Gox Hack

No one remembers the first Mt. Gox hack. It was a small sum, even by 2011’s standards, and the exchange reimbursed all users. The incident was to prove significant, however, for it set in motion a string of attacks on other bitcoin platforms that began the very next day. By the time the dust had […]

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Send Token Payouts With Ease Using Bitcoin.com’s SLP Dividend Calculator

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 25. 00:10

Send Token Payouts With Ease Using Bitcoin.com’s SLP Dividend Calculator

On August 23, Bitcoin.com released a new application called the SLP Dividend Calculator. The new platform allows users to build a transaction to make dividend payments to any Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) token holder. Also read: How to Create Non-Fungible Assets and Collectible Tokens With Bitcoin Cash Testing the New SLP Dividend Calculator From Bitcoin.com […]

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Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 24. 21:00

Initiative to Curtail Negative Interest Rates Gains Traction in Germany

Negative interest rates, a common occurrence in Europe these days, are unpleasant for both banks and clients. And financial institutions have been increasingly transferring the bulk of the burden on to their customers. Some political factions in Germany, however, aren’t happy with the trend and are pushing for adequate protection for the ordinary small saver, […]

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The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America’s Opiate Crisis

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 24. 18:00

The White House Just Blamed Bitcoin for America’s Opiate Crisis

The opioid epidemic is the new devil Bitcoin is being blamed for inflaming, to be added to the already long list of heinous crimes crypto is supposedly responsible for, like terrorism, money laundering, and trafficking. While it’s painfully clear that the U.S. dollar is a much more common tool for these unethical and illicit activities, […]

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In Berlin, A ‘DAO Renaissance’ Begins

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 24. 16:20

In Berlin, A ‘DAO Renaissance’ Begins New tools and the rise of DeFi have made decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, newly attractive to ethereum's top developers.

FTC Settles With Promoters of Multi-Level Marketing Crypto Scheme

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 24. 13:00

FTC Settles With Promoters of Multi-Level Marketing Crypto Scheme Four promoters of crypto-denominated chain-referral scams are ordered to pay fines totaling less than $500,000.

Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 24. 12:30

Crypto Funds Are Outperforming – You Shouldn’t Be Surprised Josh Gnaizda of Crypto Fund Research looks into possible reasons behind the relative performance of crypto funds vs bitcoin since Q1 2017.

Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental Right

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 24. 00:00

Doing What You Want With Your Money Is a Fundamental Right

Since the birth of Bitcoin, crusaders fighting for the separation of money and state discovered a new payment tool that bypasses the nation state’s control over the monetary system. For over ten years now, lots of people have been using digital currencies to hide from prying eyes of governments in order to free themselves from […]

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Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could “Bypass Western Banking System”

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 23:00

Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could “Bypass Western Banking System” Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said China is setting the pace in the development of a digital currency equivalent of its fiat currency, the renminbi.

Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could ‘Bypass’ Western Bank System

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 23:00

Circle CEO: China’s Digital Currency Could ‘Bypass’ Western Bank System Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said China is setting the pace in the development of a digital currency equivalent of its fiat currency, the renminbi.

Blockchain Will Integrate BitPay’s Payments System For Wallet Payments

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 22:00

Blockchain Will Integrate BitPay’s Payments System For Wallet Payments The largest wallet provider, Blockchain, partnered with the largest bitcoin payment processor, BitPay.

Rep. Waters Says Congress Will Continue Review of Facebook’s Libra

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 21:00

Rep. Waters Says Congress Will Continue Review of Facebook’s Libra Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced a tentative schedule for this fall including a continued review of Facebook's Libra initiative.

Maker Foundation Tried and Failed to Register ‘DEFI’ Trademark

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 21:00

Maker Foundation Tried and Failed to Register ‘DEFI’ Trademark Under current law, the responsibility of defending trademarks falls on the holder of the trademark.

UK Central Bank Chief Sees Digital Currency Displacing US Dollar as Global Reserve

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 20:17

UK Central Bank Chief Sees Digital Currency Displacing US Dollar as Global Reserve BOE governor Mark Carney called on Friday for the creation of a wholly digital alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Largest South Korean Exchange to Review Listings and Boot Failing Coins

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 20:00

Largest South Korean Exchange to Review Listings and Boot Failing Coins Bithumb will assemble a committee to periodically review its listed cryptocurrencies, becoming the second exchange in Korea to update its listing policies.

Largest Korean Exchange to Review Listings and Drop Failing Coins

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 20:00

Largest Korean Exchange to Review Listings and Drop Failing Coins Bithumb will assemble a committee to periodically review its listed cryptocurrencies, becoming the second exchange in Korea to update its listing policies.

Binance Offers VIP Accounts to Hacked Users

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 18:00

Binance Offers VIP Accounts to Hacked Users Binance will offer VIP accounts to affected users but recommends hacked users replace their government IDs.

Web3’s Gavin Wood Launches Kusama Network to Test Polkadot Protocol

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 17:15

Web3’s Gavin Wood Launches Kusama Network to Test Polkadot Protocol The Web3 Foundation launched a live experimental version of the Polkadot network on Friday. Here's what Kusama will be testing.

Blockchain May Be Used in FDA Medical Reviews and Recalls

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 16:30

Blockchain May Be Used in FDA Medical Reviews and Recalls The FDA's acting chief information officer said the agency is rolling out a modernization plan using AI and blockchain.

Cryptocurrency Domains Have Become Hot Property

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 23. 16:00

Cryptocurrency Domains Have Become Hot Property

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology have become mainstream terms and are now featured in most dictionaries. Crypto-related terms have a lot of value when they are tethered to a web domain, and these days digital currency domains are prime real estate, with some selling for up to seven figures. Also read: How to Create Non-Fungible […]

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Canadians Charged for $220,000 Bitcoin Scam on Twitter

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 14:01

Canadians Charged for $220,000 Bitcoin Scam on Twitter Two Canadian nationals posed as HitBTC customer service representatives in order to steal a user's login credentials.

Bitcoin Miners Are Heating Homes Free of Charge in Frigid Siberia

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 13:30

Bitcoin Miners Are Heating Homes Free of Charge in Frigid Siberia Hotmine makes a bitcoin mining rig that doubles as a home heating appliance. It's targeting places where winter is brutally cold.

The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 23. 13:15

The Push to Kill Cash – Australia’s Proposed Ban Shows It’s Not Conspiracy Theory

The supposed coordination of governments and tech companies to create a one-world, cashless society is often viewed as little more than fodder for silly Youtube conspiracy videos. After all, cash is still king in daily life, even in extremely high-tech, innovative societies like Japan. Upon closer examination, though, current realities like Australia’s proposed cash transaction […]

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$100K Crypto Donation to Amazon Rainforest Charity Blocked By BitPay

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 12:50

$100K Crypto Donation to Amazon Rainforest Charity Blocked By BitPay A large donation to a non-profit working to protect the Amazon rainforest has been blocked by compliance hurdles at crypto payments firm BitPay.

Craig Wright Again Claims Authorship of Bitcoin White Paper

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 11:50

Craig Wright Again Claims Authorship of Bitcoin White Paper Wright has made another attempt to cement his claim to be Satoshi Nakamoto, posting bitcoin's white paper on a scientific paper hosting site.

Bitcoin Increasingly Bearish Despite Price Bounce to $10.2K

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 11:00

Bitcoin Increasingly Bearish Despite Price Bounce to $10.2K Bitcoin's recovery to $10,255 seen in the last 24 hours could be short-lived, suggest bearish price and volume indicators.

Bitcoin Price Looks Bearish Despite Bounce to $10.2K

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Looks Bearish Despite Bounce to $10.2K Bitcoin's recovery to $10,255 seen in the last 24 hours could be short-lived, suggest bearish price and volume indicators.

Litecoin’s Mining Power Has Fallen 28% Since Its Block Rewards Halving

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 10:30

Litecoin’s Mining Power Has Fallen 28% Since Its Block Rewards Halving Mining power on the litecoin network has dropped by 28 percent since its recent "halving" event as miners struggle for profit.

Litecoin’s Mining Power Has Fallen 28% Since Its Halving

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 10:30

Litecoin’s Mining Power Has Fallen 28% Since Its Halving Mining power on the litecoin network has dropped by 28 percent since its recent "halving" event as miners struggle for profit.

The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 23. 09:58

The New Bitcoin Banks Are Here

A new age of banking is imminent. Legacy models will be forced to follow suit or become obsolete in the eyes of value holders worldwide, as new bitcoin and crypto services take over, seeking to implement blockchain systems with an eye on convenience and financial inclusion. Announcements of stablecoins and exchange services from giants Binance, […]

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Tensions Rising at Facebook Libra as Backers Consider Quitting: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 09:42

Tensions Rising at Facebook Libra as Backers Consider Quitting: Report Several backers of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency project are said to be considering backing out due to growing "pushback" from regulators.

Amazon Cloud Outage Causing Major Issues at Some Crypto Exchanges

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 08:20

Amazon Cloud Outage Causing Major Issues at Some Crypto Exchanges Problems with Amazon's cloud service, AWS, in Tokyo are disrupting services at some cryptocurrency exchanges on Friday.

Circle Is Raising a $100 Million Fund for Its Crowdfunding Arm

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 08:00

Circle Is Raising a $100 Million Fund for Its Crowdfunding Arm Circle is hiring a new general partner to set up a $100 million venture capital fund via SeedInvest.

CoinDesk Talks to Supporters, Critics at Craig Wright’s Contempt Hearing

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 23. 04:00

CoinDesk Talks to Supporters, Critics at Craig Wright’s Contempt Hearing CoinDesk travels to Florida to talk to supporters and detractors of the so-called creator of bitcoin.

Ethereum Poised to Be First Public Blockchain in Hyperledger Consortium

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 21:45

Ethereum Poised to Be First Public Blockchain in Hyperledger Consortium A proposal to add the ConsenSys-backed Pantheon project awaits a vote from the Hyperledger technical steering committee.

How to Create Non-Fungible Assets and Collectible Tokens With Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 22. 20:04

How to Create Non-Fungible Assets and Collectible Tokens With Bitcoin Cash

On August 21, James Cramer, the developer behind the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP), announced the launch of the Electron Cash SLP version 3.5. The latest release allows people to create a new type of SLP token called NFT1, a non-fungible token that can be grouped together by a single ID. The advanced form of SLP […]

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PundiX’s Crypto Cash Registers Will Be Installed in 49 Retail Stores Across Venezuela

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 20:00

PundiX’s Crypto Cash Registers Will Be Installed in 49 Retail Stores Across Venezuela Traki department stores will integrate Pundi X’s point-of-sale device, XPOS, to offer a cryptocurrency payment rail for shoppers.

Coinbase Now Allows You to Access Dapps on Desktop Browsers

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 19:00

Coinbase Now Allows You to Access Dapps on Desktop Browsers Coinbase Wallet saves users from installing browser extensions, moving private keys across devices, to administer their wallet funds on desktop browsers.

Rwanda’s Central Bank Is Researching a Possible Digital Currency Launch

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 18:30

Rwanda’s Central Bank Is Researching a Possible Digital Currency Launch The National Bank of Rwanda (NBR) is looking at other countries, specifically Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore’s central bank digital currency research.

Ripple Partnership Provides New Payment Rail for UK Remittance Firm

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 17:00

Ripple Partnership Provides New Payment Rail for UK Remittance Firm Ripple's newest partnership will enable UK remittance firm, Xendpay, to move money to Southeast Asia in real time.

Iconloop Signs Deal With Art Site to Create Record of Ownership

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 16:30

Iconloop Signs Deal With Art Site to Create Record of Ownership The works include five by Lee Ufan, founder of the avant-garde School of Things, and three works of Whanki Kim, an early abstract artist in Korea.

Patrick Byrne, Cryptocurrency Champion, Resigns as Overstock CEO

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 16:21

Patrick Byrne, Cryptocurrency Champion, Resigns as Overstock CEO Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne has resigned from the company after admitting to an affair with Russian agent Maria Butina.

Smokescreens and Mirrors: How Does a Country Do an ICO? They Call It QE

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 22. 16:21

Smokescreens and Mirrors: How Does a Country Do an ICO? They Call It QE

Financial regulators all around the world have been cracking down hard on ICOs for promising more than they can deliver. At the same time governments and central banks are pulling off far worse scams, such as QE, wiping out the savings of everyone that depends on them. To hide this fact they use obscure economic […]

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Crypto Futures Exchange Deribit Launching Bulk Derivatives Trading

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 13:18

Crypto Futures Exchange Deribit Launching Bulk Derivatives Trading Deribit is teaming with institutional traders' messaging service Paradigm to facilitate block trades of bitcoin and ether derivatives.

Major Swedish Bank Orders Negative Interest Rate on Euro Deposits

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 22. 13:15

Major Swedish Bank Orders Negative Interest Rate on Euro Deposits

Sub-zero interest rates have become the norm in some countries, especially in Europe. Nordic nations such as Sweden and Denmark have been in negative territory for a while and a growing number of banks in the region are now charging depositors for keeping their money. Saving in fiat right now, unlike cryptocurrencies lately, leads to […]

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Major Banks Back $7.4 Million Funding Round for Korean Blockchain Firm

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 12:00

Major Banks Back $7.4 Million Funding Round for Korean Blockchain Firm Blocko, a blockchain firm working on enterprise applications of the tech, says it's raised $7.44 million from investors including Shinhan Bank.

Korean Banks Back $7.4 Million Funding Round for Blocko

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 12:00

Korean Banks Back $7.4 Million Funding Round for Blocko Blocko, a blockchain firm working on enterprise applications of the tech, says it's raised $7.44 million from investors including Shinhan Bank.

Bitcoin Selloff Stalls at Historical Price Support Near $10K

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 11:00

Bitcoin Selloff Stalls at Historical Price Support Near $10K Bitcoin's defense of the 100-day price average and a bullish RSI divergence on the hourly chart call for a minor price bounce to $10,300.

Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 22. 10:56

Bitcoin Maximalists Embrace Ethereum After Receiving an Offer They Can’t Refuse

A group of hardcore bitcoin maximalists have heroically overcome their hatred for Ethereum after receiving ERC20 shares in crypto exchange INX worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. The staunch BTC loyalists, led by Blockstream CTO Samson Mow, have agreed to support a project built on Ethereum, despite all the mean things they’ve said about it. […]

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Miller Lite Teams With Blockchain Firm for Customer Engagement Game

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 10:00

Miller Lite Teams With Blockchain Firm for Customer Engagement Game Miller Lite has partnered with a blockchain marketing company for a promotional game that utilizes blockchain and crypto collectibles.

PR: Cross Exchange Launches IEO

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 22. 09:30

PR: Cross Exchange Launches IEO

CROSS is a project aiming to develop an exchange platform that trades various digital assets globally including CROSS exchange for the coming digital asset and digital money society.

The value of CROSS (XCR) is to “provide a platform for exchanging all kinds of digital assets.”

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PR: Cross Exchange Announces XCR Token and Establishes Private Fund

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 22. 09:30

PR: Cross Exchange Announces XCR Token and Establishes Private Fund

CROSS is a project aiming to develop an exchange platform that trades various digital assets globally including CROSS exchange for the coming digital asset and digital money society.

The value of CROSS (XCR) is to “provide a platform for exchanging all kinds of digital assets.”

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Palestinian Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Terrorists

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 09:00

Palestinian Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Terrorists Terrorists are using bitcoin, but they aren't the only ones. Here's the real story about bitcoin usage in Palestine.

In Palestine, Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Terrorists

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 09:00

In Palestine, Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Terrorists Terrorists are using bitcoin, but they aren't the only ones. Here's the real story about bitcoin usage in Palestine.

In Palestine, Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Hamas

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 09:00

In Palestine, Civilians Are Using Bitcoin More Than Hamas Terrorists are using bitcoin, but they aren't the only ones. Here's the real story about bitcoin usage in Palestine.

Blockchain Education Initiatives Launch at California Universities

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 08:00

Blockchain Education Initiatives Launch at California Universities A VC-backed blockchain firm that helped curate courses at Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge is rolling out programs at three California universities.

‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 04:03

‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit It may seem trivial in some cases, but digital anonymity is no joking matter to American whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden.

White House Advisory Says Virtual Currencies Used for Fentanyl Purchases

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 00:30

White House Advisory Says Virtual Currencies Used for Fentanyl Purchases The White House advisories state "convertible virtual currencies," particularly bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, and monero, are actively being used on dark net markets.

White House Advisory Says Cryptocurrencies Used for Fentanyl Purchases

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 22. 00:30

White House Advisory Says Cryptocurrencies Used for Fentanyl Purchases The White House advisories state "convertible virtual currencies," particularly bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, and monero, are actively being used on dark net markets.

Authorities Seize Crypto Mining Equipment from Nuclear Power Plant

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 21:00

Authorities Seize Crypto Mining Equipment from Nuclear Power Plant Two raids of the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant uncovered GPUs, hard drives, and cooling equipment used to mine cryptocurrencies.

New Flexa Tech Will Let You Spend Bitcoin From Other Apps Too

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 20:00

New Flexa Tech Will Let You Spend Bitcoin From Other Apps Too Mobile wallets and other apps will soon be able to plug into Flexa's payment rails and offer crypto payments to retailers.

Gemini Heads Down Under With Crypto Exchange Launch in Australia

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 20:00

Gemini Heads Down Under With Crypto Exchange Launch in Australia Australia becomes the latest international location for the U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange.

Market Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Enters the Fear Zone

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 21. 19:40

Market Update: Prices Drop as Crypto Sentiment Enters the Fear Zone

Cryptocurrency markets fell hard on August 21 following the $700 price drop bitcoin core (BTC) saw during the early morning trading sessions. Most digital assets have lost 2-8% in value as the overall market valuation of all 2,000+ coins has plunged to $263 billion. Crypto price movements have been following a trend of strong volatility, […]

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Travelport, IBM Collaborate on Blockchain for Hotel Commissions

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 18:00

Travelport, IBM Collaborate on Blockchain for Hotel Commissions Blockchain will reduce the amount of discrepancies in booking data caused by hotel no-shows, overstays, and room modifications.

US Treasury Blacklists Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses of Chinese ‘Drug Kingpins’

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 17:53

US Treasury Blacklists Bitcoin, Litecoin Addresses of Chinese ‘Drug Kingpins’ The U.S. Treasury's OFAC has put bitcoin and litecoin addresses of three Chinese nationals on its sanctions list, the second time the agency has blacklisted crypto wallets.

The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 21. 17:30

The World Bank’s Blockchain Bond Is Just a Fancy Way of Selling Debt

Last year the World Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced a permissioned Ethereum-based blockchain to facilitate the end-to-end issuance of bonds between financial partners. The Bretton Woods-created financial institution hopes to make debt capital markets far more efficient with a bank-to-bank blockchain network. At the same time, the World Bank’s bond scheme has […]

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Tether to Issue Stablecoin Backed by Chinese Yuan in Belgian Bank: Insider

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 17:05

Tether to Issue Stablecoin Backed by Chinese Yuan in Belgian Bank: Insider Tether is planning to issue a new stablecoin backed by Chiense yuan held in a bank in Belgium, says Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong.

Tether to Issue Stablecoin Backed by Yuan in Belgian Bank: Insider

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 17:05

Tether to Issue Stablecoin Backed by Yuan in Belgian Bank: Insider Tether is planning to issue a new stablecoin backed by Chiense yuan held in a bank in Belgium, says Bitfinex shareholder Zhao Dong.

You Can Now Earn Bitcoin Rewards for Postmates Purchases

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 17:00

You Can Now Earn Bitcoin Rewards for Postmates Purchases Postmates has become the latest partner for Lolli's bitcoin rewards service.

South Korea’s Woori Financial Teams up with Kakao’s Crypto Payments Group

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 16:30

South Korea’s Woori Financial Teams up with Kakao’s Crypto Payments Group The banking company is latest major organization in the country to join the blockchain rush.

Crypto Asset NYM to Fuel Test of Tokenized Facebook Login Alternative

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 16:00

Crypto Asset NYM to Fuel Test of Tokenized Facebook Login Alternative Privacy-focused Nym Technologies plans to launch a testnet this fall. Its identity system masks identifying user data across blockchains.

Ether’s Bull Run from December Lows Appears to Have Ended

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 15:40

Ether’s Bull Run from December Lows Appears to Have Ended Prices fell 10.18 percent last week and closed at $194, the first under-$200 weekly close since mid-May.

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 14:00

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers Token issuance tech provider Securitize has registered as a transfer agent with the SEC, a move it says will boost blockchain adoption.

Indian Supreme Court Orders RBI to Answer Crypto Exchanges, New Date Set

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 21. 12:15

Indian Supreme Court Orders RBI to Answer Crypto Exchanges, New Date Set

After hearing the arguments against the banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in detail, the Indian supreme court directed the central bank to reply to the representations filed by crypto exchanges. Since the RBI has not adequately answered them, the court set a new date to resume hearing the case. Also read: […]

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CommBank Develops Blockchain Marketplace to Boost Sustainable Development, Biodiversity

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 12:12

CommBank Develops Blockchain Marketplace to Boost Sustainable Development, Biodiversity The prototype blockchain marketplace is aimed to support sustainable development and reward landowners for protecting the environment.

CommBank Develops Blockchain Market to Boost Biodiversity

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 12:12

CommBank Develops Blockchain Market to Boost Biodiversity The prototype blockchain marketplace is aimed to support sustainable development and reward landowners for protecting the environment.

Cryptopia Exchange Kept Users’ Cryptos in Pooled Wallet: Liquidator

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 11:00

Cryptopia Exchange Kept Users’ Cryptos in Pooled Wallet: Liquidator The liquidator for the collapsed Cryptopia exchange says the way the platform was managed is slowing up the task of determining user holdings.

Bitcoin Miners Halt Operations as Rainstorm Triggers Mudslides in China

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 10:10

Bitcoin Miners Halt Operations as Rainstorm Triggers Mudslides in China A severe rainstorm in China's southwest has led to fatal mudslides, causing some local hydropower plants and bitcoin miners to halt operations.

PR: Kinesis Partners With Hardware Wallet Provider CoolbitX

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 21. 09:30

PR: Kinesis Partners With Hardware Wallet Provider CoolbitX

Kinesis is proud to announce a partnership with CoolBitX Technology, the developers of the world’s first credit card-sized hardware wallet, the CoolWallet S. This partnership will enable Kinesis digital currencies, KAU (1-gram gold) and KAG (1-ounce silver), along with the Kinesis Velocity Token (KVT) to be stored on the CoolWallet S hardware wallet, along with other cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin Risks Slide to $9.5K After Sudden $700 Price Drop

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 09:30

Bitcoin Risks Slide to $9.5K After Sudden $700 Price Drop Bitcoin may fall back to recent lows below $9,500, having strengthened the short-term bearish case with a $700 drop earlier today.

US Secretary of State Says Crypto Should Be Regulated Like SWIFT Transactions

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 09:07

US Secretary of State Says Crypto Should Be Regulated Like SWIFT Transactions Michael Pompeo has said he believes that cryptocurrencies should be regulated in the same way as electronic financial transactions.

US Secretary of State Says Crypto Should Be Regulated Like SWIFT

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 09:07

US Secretary of State Says Crypto Should Be Regulated Like SWIFT Michael Pompeo has said he believes that cryptocurrencies should be regulated in the same way as electronic financial transactions.

Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 08:13

Facebook Libra Already Facing an EU Antitrust Probe: Report Facebook is reportedly already under investigation by the EU over antitrust issues related to its Libra cryptocurrency project.

Vitalik Buterin: Increasing Transaction Costs Risk Limiting Ethereum Adoption

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 04:00

Vitalik Buterin: Increasing Transaction Costs Risk Limiting Ethereum Adoption Buterin said altering verification could lower fees by a factor of 100 per transaction, freeing space for organizations to build on the blockchain.

Huobi Expanding DeFi Presence With MakerDao, Compound Support

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 02:00

Huobi Expanding DeFi Presence With MakerDao, Compound Support Huobi is affirming it's DeFi-positive stance with the addition of the loan making vehicles MakerDao and Compound.

Austrian Telecommunications Giant to Accept Cryptocurrency

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 21. 01:00

Austrian Telecommunications Giant to Accept Cryptocurrency Founded in 1881, the A1 mobile network is looking to add dash, ethereum, litecoin, stellar, and ripple as payment options.

SEC Settles with ICO Service Over Undisclosed Payments for Positive Reviews

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 21:30

SEC Settles with ICO Service Over Undisclosed Payments for Positive Reviews ICORating agreed to pay $106,998 in interest and a civil penalty of $162,000 without commenting on the SEC’s findings.

SEC Settles with ICO Service Over Undisclosed Payments for Reviews

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 21:30

SEC Settles with ICO Service Over Undisclosed Payments for Reviews ICORating agreed to pay $106,998 in interest and a civil penalty of $162,000 without commenting on the SEC’s findings.

Japan’s Largest Gift Card Exchange Expanding Internationally With Blockchain Firm

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 20:00

Japan’s Largest Gift Card Exchange Expanding Internationally With Blockchain Firm Amaten, a gift card marketplace, partnered with the Singapore-based cloud computing startup Aelf to make digital representations of gift cards.

Square Crypto Hires Matt Corallo to Boost Bitcoin Development

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 18:00

Square Crypto Hires Matt Corallo to Boost Bitcoin Development Square Crypto just hired one of the world’s most prolific bitcoin developers.

High-Powered Mining Rigs Drive Bitcoin’s Accelerating Hashrate

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 20. 16:40

High-Powered Mining Rigs Drive Bitcoin’s Accelerating Hashrate

On August 19, the combined SHA-256 hashrate between the BCH and BTC networks touched a massive high of over 91 exahash per second (EH/s). One notable contribution to today’s network hashrates is the manufacturing of next-generation mining rigs that produce a significant number of terahash. Currently, the top machine released this summer is Pangolin’s Microbt […]

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SEC’s Top Crypto Cop Joins Coinbase’s Law Firm

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 16:00

SEC’s Top Crypto Cop Joins Coinbase’s Law Firm Robert A. Cohen will join corporate law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell as partner after 15 years with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Korean Crypto Exchange ‘Prixbit’ Shuts Down Over Banking Woes

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 15:00

Korean Crypto Exchange ‘Prixbit’ Shuts Down Over Banking Woes Prixbit is one of an estimated 200 players locked out of the banking system

Pieter Wuille Unveils ‘Miniscript,’ A New Smart Contract Language for Bitcoin

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 14:30

Pieter Wuille Unveils ‘Miniscript,’ A New Smart Contract Language for Bitcoin Smart contracts could soon get a boost in bitcoin as prominent programmer Pieter Wuille has unveiled a new coding language designed specifically for their use. Posted to the bitcoin developer mailing list Monday, the ‘Miniscript’ language aims to make it easier for programmers to write up “smart contracts” or conditions for spending bitcoins. Programmers Wuille, Andrew […]

Messari Disclosures Registry Tops 50 Cryptocurrencies With 10 New Additions

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 14:00

Messari Disclosures Registry Tops 50 Cryptocurrencies With 10 New Additions Ten projects – including Cardano, Lisk and Beam – joined the Messari Disclosures Registry on Tuesday in a bid to foster transparency.

Messari Disclosures Registry Tops 50 Cryptocurrencies With 11 New Additions

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 14:00

Messari Disclosures Registry Tops 50 Cryptocurrencies With 11 New Additions Eleven projects – including Cardano, Lisk and Beam – joined the Messari Disclosures Registry on Tuesday in a bid to foster transparency.

Blockchain Firm Veritaseum Calls for Assets to Be Unfrozen in SEC Response

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 13:10

Blockchain Firm Veritaseum Calls for Assets to Be Unfrozen in SEC Response Veritaseum has officially responded to the SEC's claims it sold illegal securities and called for its funds to be unfrozen to protect investors.

It Took 18 Months, But This Blockchain Securities Firm Got the Nod From FINRA

CoinDesk

2019. Aug. 20. 13:00

It Took 18 Months, But This Blockchain Securities Firm Got the Nod From FINRA FINRA has approved iownit as a broker-dealer, clearing the firm to offer digital securities on a private Hyperledger blockchain.

RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme Court

Bitcoin News

2019. Aug. 20. 12:02

RBI Defends Its Power Over Crypto in Indian Supreme Court

The Indian supreme court heard the case against the crypto banking restriction by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in detail Tuesday. After many arguments challenging the RBI’s power over crypto were presented, the counsel for the central bank began making the case against cryptocurrency. Also read: RBI’s Power Over Crypto Challenged at Length in […]

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