Circle’s Dollar-Tied Stablecoin Fully Backed, Auditor’s ‘Attestation’ Says

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 16:02

Circle’s Dollar-Tied Stablecoin Fully Backed, Auditor’s ‘Attestation’ Says Circle Internet Financial had $127.5 million at the end of last month, enough to back the total number of USDC stablecoins in circulation.

In First Since 2015, Bitcoin’s Price Is Testing a 200-Week Average

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 15:15

In First Since 2015, Bitcoin’s Price Is Testing a 200-Week Average The pace of bitcoin’s ongoing sell-off is setting new records with every passing day, the latest being its test of a key long-term moving average for the first time in three years. Indeed, the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency network fell below its 200-week exponential moving average (EMA) of $4,180 yesterday, marking the first break of […]

Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World Is

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 21. 14:30

Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World Is

It’s been a horrible year for cryptocurrency. Assets down an average of 90 percent, constant despair and each new day bringing fresh horror. Who’d want to be a bitcoin trader? But when you zoom out beyond the cryptosphere to gain some perspective, it turns out that crypto’s not doing so badly after all. With trillions […]

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Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 14:00

Four More ICOs Hit with Cease-and-Desists by Colorado Securities Regulator Colorado's securities watchdog has issued four more cease-and-desist orders against suspect ICOs, taking its total since May to 18.

Bitcoin Mining Firm Giga Watt Declares Bankruptcy Owing Millions

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 13:00

Bitcoin Mining Firm Giga Watt Declares Bankruptcy Owing Millions U.S.-based bitcoin mining firm Giga Watt has declared bankruptcy with millions still owed to creditors.

SEC Investigates Salt Lending’s ICO, Huobi Advises Russian Bank on DLT

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 21. 12:30

SEC Investigates Salt Lending’s ICO, Huobi Advises Russian Bank on DLT

In recent regulatory news, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly launched an investigation into Salt Lending’s 2017 initial coin offering. Separately, the SEC revealed that it has stopped accepting public comments on nine bitcoin exchange-traded funds that it rejected in August, and digital asset exchange Huobi has announced that it is providing […]

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Crypto Insurance Is Hard to Come By. Unless You’re Coinbase

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 12:00

Crypto Insurance Is Hard to Come By. Unless You’re Coinbase There is less than $5 billion of global capacity to insure crypto wallets held in custody. Coinbase has secured a significant chunk of that.

The Crypto Insurance Market May Total $6 Billion. That’s Nowhere Near Enough

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 12:00

The Crypto Insurance Market May Total $6 Billion. That’s Nowhere Near Enough There is less than $5 billion of global capacity to insure crypto wallets held in custody. Coinbase has secured a significant chunk of that.

$5K Bounce? Bitcoin Price May Have Hit Bottom For Now

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 11:01

$5K Bounce? Bitcoin Price May Have Hit Bottom For Now Bitcoin could be in for a stronger recovery rally in the next few days, having found a temporary low near $4,000.

The Daily: BTC Spot Index Launches, Futures Platform Delayed

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 21. 10:50

The Daily: BTC Spot Index Launches, Futures Platform Delayed

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of developments in the institutional segment, including a new BTC spot index, a delay in the launch of a futures platform and an investment by Binance in an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk in San Francisco. We also cover an investigation into Tether and, on a […]

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VanEck Subsidiary Launches Index Tracking OTC Bitcoin Price

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 10:00

VanEck Subsidiary Launches Index Tracking OTC Bitcoin Price MV Index Solutions, a subsidiary of investment management firm VanEck, has launched a new index tracking the OTC performance of bitcoin.

VanEck Subsidiary Launches Index Tracking OTC Bitcoin Performance

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 10:00

VanEck Subsidiary Launches Index Tracking OTC Bitcoin Performance MV Index Solutions, a subsidiary of investment management firm VanEck, has launched a new index tracking the OTC performance of bitcoin.

Bitfury Adds Former SEC Commissioner to Advisory Board

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 09:00

Bitfury Adds Former SEC Commissioner to Advisory Board Former SEC Commissioner Annette Nazareth is joining the advisory board of crypto mining firm Bitfury.

Bitcoin Cash Is Now Two Blockchains – That Might Not Change Anytime Soon

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 21. 05:20

Bitcoin Cash Is Now Two Blockchains – That Might Not Change Anytime Soon It’s been six days since the bitcoin cash split and the ongoing threat of one chain sabotaging the other has yet to materialize.

Indian Government Expects to Finalize Crypto Bill Next Month

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 21. 01:05

Indian Government Expects to Finalize Crypto Bill Next Month

The Indian government has reportedly filed an affidavit with the country’s supreme court detailing its progress on cryptocurrency regulations. “Serious efforts are going on” to prepare the draft crypto bill and report, the government explained. The two are expected to be discussed by the inter-ministerial committee by next month. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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Indian Government Expects to Finalize Cryptocurrency Bill Next Month

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 21. 01:05

Indian Government Expects to Finalize Cryptocurrency Bill Next Month

The Indian government has reportedly filed an affidavit with the country’s supreme court detailing its progress on cryptocurrency regulations. “Serious efforts are going on” to prepare the draft crypto bill and report, the government explained. The two are expected to be discussed by the inter-ministerial committee by next month. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into […]

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KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 23:05

KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth

Auditors KPMG have published a report stressing the need for institutional investors to join the cryptocurrency industry. The report outlines the importance of cryptoassets as an investment alternative and how institutional investors can take part in the process. Also Read: Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay For Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis ‘Digital Assets Have Potential, […]

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Bitcoin Cash SV’s ‘Blockchain Reorg’ Likely an Accidental Split, Not an Attack

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 22:30

Bitcoin Cash SV’s ‘Blockchain Reorg’ Likely an Accidental Split, Not an Attack Bitcoin Cash SV's block reorganization yesterday may have been the result of a stress test, rather than an attack.

Crypto Detectives Project Rates and Investigates Suspicious ICOs

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 21:05

Crypto Detectives Project Rates and Investigates Suspicious ICOs

An online platform created in Russia has set a noble goal of making the cryptocurrency industry safer for investors. The project investigates initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have raised suspicions and performs the due diligence for free. A report about each ICO is then published containing ? summary of the findings and a conclusion about […]

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Capitulation? This Bitcoin Sell-Off Still Isn’t as Extreme as 2015’s

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 19:16

Capitulation? This Bitcoin Sell-Off Still Isn’t as Extreme as 2015’s The cryptocurrency market has lost nearly 30 percent of its total value in the past 7-days alone, leaving many to wonder if an end to the bear market is in sight.

Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 19:05

Zimbabweans Use BTC to Pay for Food Hampers Amid Foreign Currency Crisis

Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system. Also Read: Ivy and […]

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PR: Lightning Fast Stablecoin USDX Launches Token Sale

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 18:30

PR: Lightning Fast Stablecoin USDX Launches Token Sale

Stablecoins have been a hot topic in 2018, and many different companies are creating cryptocurrencies for P2P payments. The USDX Wallet payment system stands out from these overly complicated and undeveloped projects by delivering rapid and secure transactions with the ease of sending a text. Whether you are depositing money, organizing international money transfers, paying salaries, or making non-cash transactions, this digital payment system is a secure and reliable choice.

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Crypto Payments Processor BitPay to Support Paxos Stablecoin

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 17:59

Crypto Payments Processor BitPay to Support Paxos Stablecoin BitPay is integrating the Paxos Standard stablecoin into its services, allowing merchants to utilize the token to settle transactions.

ICE’s Bakkt Delays Bitcoin Futures Launch

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 17:12

ICE’s Bakkt Delays Bitcoin Futures Launch Bakkt has delayed the launch of its bitcoin futures launch to January 2019.

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Shed Billions in Bloody Sell-Off

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 17:05

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Shed Billions in Bloody Sell-Off

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been glued to the price charts over the last 48 hours as digital assets across the entire crypto-economy have plunged significantly. Since our last markets update two days ago, the digital currency ecosystem has lost over $30 billion and the overall market capitalization of all 2,000+ coins now sits at around $159 […]

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UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 16:50

UK Could Ban Some Crypto Derivatives, Says Financial Watchdog Exec The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority is considering a ban on some cryptocurrency-based derivatives, a senior executive has said.

Bitcoin Price Now On Pace to Post Worst Month in 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 16:10

Bitcoin Price Now On Pace to Post Worst Month in 2018 Bitcoin's sell-off has accelerated and put the cryptocurrency on pace to record its worst monthly performance of the year.

Bitcoin’s Price On Pace to Post Worst Month Yet in 2018

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 16:10

Bitcoin’s Price On Pace to Post Worst Month Yet in 2018 Bitcoin's sell-off has accelerated and put the cryptocurrency on pace to record its worst monthly performance of the year.

Report: US Officials Are Probing Tether Role in Bitcoin Market Manipulation

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 15:10

Report: US Officials Are Probing Tether Role in Bitcoin Market Manipulation The U.S. DOJ is reportedly probing Tether and Bitfinex over whether they artificially boosted bitcoin's price using the USDT stablecoin.

OKEx Blasts ‘Defamatory’ Allegations Amid BCH Futures Settlement Furor

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 14:30

OKEx Blasts ‘Defamatory’ Allegations Amid BCH Futures Settlement Furor OKEx has pushed back against allegations made by a trading firm over its forced settlement of bitcoin cash futures contracts last week.

Bchd Developers Announce Neutrino Wallet for Bitcoin Cash in Beta

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 14:15

Bchd Developers Announce Neutrino Wallet for Bitcoin Cash in Beta

Named after the subatomic particle that can pass right through the entire planet without being detected, neutrino is meant to be a lightweight wallet with enhanced privacy features. And Bchd developers are now bringing it over to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem in beta mode. Also Read: Thai Central Banker: A National Cryptocurrency Is Years […]

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The Daily: Fake Trezors, Catching Knives, Stablecoins With Everything

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 12:20

The Daily: Fake Trezors, Catching Knives, Stablecoins With Everything

There aren’t many prices that cryptocurrency traders can bear to look at right now, but stablecoins are one of the few exceptions. In this edition of The Daily, we consider the latest cryptocurrency niche that dollar-pegged coins are encroaching on, but not before we’ve addressed the serious business of fake hardware wallets and how to […]

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Russian ICO That Impersonated Bank Hit With Cease-and-Desist

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 12:15

Russian ICO That Impersonated Bank Hit With Cease-and-Desist North Dakota has issued a cease-and-desist against a Russia-based ICO for copying a bank's website to promote "potentially fraudulent securities."

Bitcoin Price Drops to $4,200 Despite Record Low On RSI

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 11:01

Bitcoin Price Drops to $4,200 Despite Record Low On RSI Bitcoin’s price continues to slide despite the oversold conditions signaled on the technical charts for the last six days.

Everything That’s Wrong With Roubini’s Central Bank Crypto Love Letter

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 10:30

Everything That’s Wrong With Roubini’s Central Bank Crypto Love Letter

Whenever Nouriel Roubini talks smack about Bitcoin, it’s hard to know how to respond. Do you ignore “Dr. Doom,” mindful of the mantra to not feed the trolls? Or do you tackle him head on, shooting down his fallacies, but granting the attention he so desperately craves? It’s a conundrum, but in the case of […]

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Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 10:01

Singapore’s Stock Exchange Clarifies Rules for Listed Firms Issuing ICOs Singapore Exchange has clarified the rules for publicly listed companies planning to conduct token sales.

Bitcoin Smart Contract Startup RSK Unveils New Infrastructure Project

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 09:00

Bitcoin Smart Contract Startup RSK Unveils New Infrastructure Project RSK Labs is operating under a new banner, with an emphasis on creating a range of open-source protocols for blockchain infrastructure.

Fear, Loathing and Opportunity: How Crypto Traders Are Handling the Drop

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 08:45

Fear, Loathing and Opportunity: How Crypto Traders Are Handling the Drop

The last 24 hours have been the worst the cryptocurrency markets have seen since the 24 hours prior. Things have been looking grim for weeks in fact, but on Nov. 19 the situation went from bad to critical as BTC fell below $4,500, dragging the rest of the market down with it. While some investors […]

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Singapore Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Crypto Payment Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 06:55

Singapore Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Crypto Payment Services

The central bank of Singapore has finalized the country’s new regulatory framework for payment services, which now includes cryptocurrency. Crypto payment service providers, which fall outside of the current regulatory framework, will need to be licensed under the new regime. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Regulating Crypto Payment Services The Monetary […]

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Singapore Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Payment Services

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 06:55

Singapore Finalizes Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrency Payment Services

The central bank of Singapore has finalized the country’s new regulatory framework for payment services, which now includes cryptocurrency. Crypto payment service providers, which fall outside of the current regulatory framework, will need to be licensed under the new regime. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Regulating Crypto Payment Services The Monetary […]

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Alabama: The Unlikely Frontline for America’s Crypto Fraud Crackdown

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 20. 05:01

Alabama: The Unlikely Frontline for America’s Crypto Fraud Crackdown Alabama's securities agency has lead the way on enforcement against ICO fraudsters, using investigation techniques pioneered chasing gun runners.

Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 04:55

Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator

The judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly […]

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Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 20. 04:55

Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing

The judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly […]

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Swiss Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Launching Nov. 21, But It’s Not an ETF

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 23:40

Swiss Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Launching Nov. 21, But It’s Not an ETF

New.Bitcoin.com has confirmed that the exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies will start trading on Switzerland’s principal stock exchange on Nov. 21. The exchange has also confirmed that this product is not an exchange-traded fund (ETF). The country’s financial regulator, Finma, explains the differences. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 22:40

Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC

Nick Szabo invented them but has reservations about what they’ve become. Vitalik Buterin adopted them but now regrets using their name. Dangerous when coded badly, and powerful when used intelligently, smart contracts have become a critical component of the cryptoconomy. Their code serves as the bond that glues the tokenized ecosystem together. Now, just to […]

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A Historically Strong Month for Crypto, November Is Off to a Brutal Start

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 22:22

A Historically Strong Month for Crypto, November Is Off to a Brutal Start The cryptocurrency market rout accelerated today as bitcoin (BTC) fell below $5,000 for the first time in 13-months.

Hash Wars: A Successful BCH Upgrade and a ‘High Risk’ Exchange Listing

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 21:40

Hash Wars: A Successful BCH Upgrade and a ‘High Risk’ Exchange Listing

It’s been close to four days since the Bitcoin Cash upgrade and the blockchain split that occurred on Nov. 15. Since the acrimonious fork, a lot has happened within the BCH ecosystem including a few exchanges listing both chains as separate coins. Also Read: Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails Bitcoincash.org States […]

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IBM, Columbia University Launch Blockchain Accelerator Programs

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 21:40

IBM, Columbia University Launch Blockchain Accelerator Programs Columbia University and IBM are launching a pair of tech accelerators to aid blockchain startups in their early phases.

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in Golang

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 19:40

Bitcoin Cash Developers Launch Beta Bchd Client Written in Golang

On Nov. 18, a few days after the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) fork, Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia announced the launch of Bchd, a full node implementation of the BCH chain written in Golang. Pacia and contributors have detailed that it’s been over two months since the Bchd client was forked from Btcd reference code and so […]

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Bcoin Developers Release Cross-Chain Atomic Swap Application

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 17:40

Bcoin Developers Release Cross-Chain Atomic Swap Application

On Friday, Nov. 16, the developers behind the full node projects Bcoin and Bcash announced an application that allows users to complete cross-chain atomic swaps between both the BCH and BTC chains. The Bcoin programmers have also released a guide, videos and code for beginners and experts who want to swap BTC for BCH in […]

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DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 17:35

DOJ’s Rosenstein: Regulators Can’t Let Criminals ‘Hide Behind’ Crypto Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called for a multinational approach to regulating cryptocurrencies Sunday.

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 to Set New 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 16:42

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 to Set New 2018 Low The price of bitcoin fell below $5,000 on Monday for the first time since October of last year.

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 on Day to Set New 2018 Low

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 16:42

Below $5K: Bitcoin Drops $500 on Day to Set New 2018 Low The price of bitcoin fell below $5,000 on Monday for the first time since October of last year.

Thai Central Banker: A National Cryptocurrency Is Years Away

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 16:00

Thai Central Banker: A National Cryptocurrency Is Years Away

Central bankers have been talking about issuing their own digital coins ever since they first saw the appeal that bitcoin holds for many people. However, the latest indications point to it being a very long time until we will see national crypto assets coming from any stable economies. Also Read: The Daily: Teens Want Bitcoin, […]

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US Election Commission Says Crypto Mining For Political Campaigns Is ‘Permissible’

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 16:00

US Election Commission Says Crypto Mining For Political Campaigns Is ‘Permissible’ The FEC is open to allowing mining pools to donate to political campaigns, but such donations would qualify as "contributions."

Huobi Creates New Committee to Work With China’s Communist Party

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 15:25

Huobi Creates New Committee to Work With China’s Communist Party Cryptocurrency exchange operator Huobi Group has set up a Communist Party committee at a Beijing-based subsidiary.

Report: Censorship-Prone EOS ‘Needs to Re-Architect Its Infrastructure’

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 14:15

Report: Censorship-Prone EOS ‘Needs to Re-Architect Its Infrastructure’

EOS, the $4 billion blockchain project developed by Dan Larimer, has been savaged in an exhaustive new review. The 17,000-word report, based on extensive laboratory testing, concludes that EOS’s real-world throughput isn’t much better than Ethereum’s and that its consensus algorithm doesn’t function properly. “In order to succeed as a base layer protocol, EOS needs […]

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Crypto Exchange-Traded Product to Launch on Swiss Stock Exchange

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 13:40

Crypto Exchange-Traded Product to Launch on Swiss Stock Exchange The first ever exchange-traded product tracking multiple cryptocurrencies will start trading next week on Switzerland's Six stock exchange.

Ivy and Hiveex Launch Ivypay to Facilitate Consumer Bill Payments in Australia

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 12:30

Ivy and Hiveex Launch Ivypay to Facilitate Consumer Bill Payments in Australia

Ivypay, a cryptocurrency-based payments platform, was launched in Australia on Nov. 19. The service — built by blockchain company Ivy in partnership with Hiveex, a cryptocurrency broker — allows Australians to use digital currencies to pay bills and transfer money directly into their bank accounts. Also Read: Islamic Countries Challenge USD ‘Sanctioning Tool’ With Planned Common […]

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Traders Claim Losses After OKEx Suddenly Settles Bitcoin Cash Contracts

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 12:30

Traders Claim Losses After OKEx Suddenly Settles Bitcoin Cash Contracts Traders have reportedly incurred losses after OKEx settled bitcoin cash futures contracts with little warning ahead of last week's hard fork.

Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 11:30

Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC

Nick Szabo invented them but has reservations about what they’ve become. Vitalik Buterin adopted them but now regrets using their name. Dangerous when coded badly, and powerful when used intelligently, smart contracts have become a critical component of the cryptoconomy. Their code serves as the bond that glues the tokenized ecosystem together. Now, just to […]

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Bitcoin Price Hits 13-Month Low as Crypto Market Slumps

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 11:00

Bitcoin Price Hits 13-Month Low as Crypto Market Slumps Bitcoin (BTC) dropped to its lowest level since October 2017 on Monday, as losses are seen across the broader crypto market.

The Daily: Teenagers Want Bitcoin for Christmas, Coinbase-Funded Game to Enter Beta

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 10:45

The Daily: Teenagers Want Bitcoin for Christmas, Coinbase-Funded Game to Enter Beta

In today’s edition of The Daily, we focus on the intersection between the cryptocurrency industry and gaming. A game startup recently raised $16 million from investors such as Okcoin and Galaxy Digital, while the developers of a game backed by the investment arm of Coinbase have released a new gameplay trailer. And in related news, […]

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The Daily: Okcoin-Backed Studio Raises $16M, Coinbase-Funded Game to Enter Beta

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 19. 10:45

The Daily: Okcoin-Backed Studio Raises $16M, Coinbase-Funded Game to Enter Beta

In today’s edition of The Daily, we focus on the intersection between the cryptocurrency industry and gaming. A game startup recently raised $16 million from investors such as Okcoin and Galaxy Digital, while the developers of a game backed by the investment arm of Coinbase have released a new gameplay trailer. And in related news, […]

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Warns Traders Over Bitcoin Cash SV ‘Red Flags’

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 10:05

Crypto Exchange Kraken Warns Traders Over Bitcoin Cash SV ‘Red Flags’ Kraken has warned that the new bitcoin cash token, BCH SV, doesn't meet its listing requirements and should be seen as a “high risk” investment.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Warns Traders Against Bitcoin Cash SV

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 10:05

Crypto Exchange Kraken Warns Traders Against Bitcoin Cash SV Kraken has warned that the new bitcoin cash token, BCH SV, does not meet its standard listing requirements and is a “high risk” investment.

Beyond Price: Why We Need a Better Way to Value Crypto Assets

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 09:00

Beyond Price: Why We Need a Better Way to Value Crypto Assets As institutional investors enter the market, it’s vital that they set aside their dollar-centric valuation models and recognize that value is a different concept in the crypto world.

7 Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google Staffers That Went Full Crypto

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 19. 05:32

7 Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google Staffers That Went Full Crypto “Follow the talent.” It’s a maxim investor Chris Burniske tweeted recently to underscore another tweet from AngelList co-founder Naval Ravikant when he wrote back in March: “Blockchains are now sucking in top-tier Silicon Valley tech talent faster than any boom since the Internet.” Yet, as the first flurries of crypto winter blow, this narrative has hardly cooled. We heard […]

Cryptocurrency Memes: The Only Assets That Can Survive a Bear Market

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 22:45

Cryptocurrency Memes: The Only Assets That Can Survive a Bear Market

If there are two things a bear market’s good for, it’s building and memeing. Your portfolio might be down, but if you’re anything like crypto Twitter, your meme bank will be filled to overflowing with riches. Bloody markets make for marvelous memes. Also read: Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails Bears Everywhere Twelve […]

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Major Venezuelan Department Store Chain Accepts Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 20:45

Major Venezuelan Department Store Chain Accepts Cryptocurrency

The people of Venezuela have been forced to cope with an increasingly difficult economic situation in recent years. This has led to a loss of trust in government-issued fiat by the population in a way that many believe exemplifies the need for cryptocurrency. This may account for why a major Venezuelan department store chain accepts […]

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Cryptocurrency Markets Consolidate Near 2018 Low

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 18:45

Cryptocurrency Markets Consolidate Near 2018 Low

The drama surrounding the recent Bitcoin Cash fork has comprised the catalyst for significant action across the cryptocurrency market, with both BCH and BTC posting new lows for 2018 on Nov. 15. Meanwhile, XRP has again overtaken ETH to rank as the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Also Read: Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss […]

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Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 16:45

Smart Contract Developers May Be Held Liable by the SEC

Nick Szabo invented them but has reservations about what they’ve become. Vitalik Buterin adopted them but now regrets using their name. Dangerous when coded badly, and powerful when used intelligently, smart contracts have become a critical component of the cryptoconomy. Their code serves as the bond that glues the tokenized ecosystem together. Now, just to […]

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Markets Update: Traders Expecting Major BCH Action When Exchanges Open

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 14:40

Markets Update: Traders Expecting Major BCH Action When Exchanges Open

It’s been a pretty hectic week for cryptocurrency enthusiasts as the infamous Bitcoin Cash hash war has unfolded. Overall, the cryptocurrency economy has lost billions since our last markets update, with the entire market worth roughly $188 billion on Sunday, Nov. 18. Also read: Cryptocurrency ATM Growth Spikes Exponentially to 4,000 Machines Worldwide    Riding […]

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The Daily: US Bank to Issue Crypto Cards, Coinbase Updates Wallet

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 12:45

The Daily: US Bank to Issue Crypto Cards, Coinbase Updates Wallet

In Sunday’s edition of The Daily, we cover the upcoming launch of a new Visa debit card that will allow users in the U.S. to spend cryptocurrencies through conversion to fiat. We also mention the updated Coinbase wallet and take a look at an educational course that’s going to reward students with digital coins.     […]

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Huobi Exchange’s Plans for Russia Go Well Beyond Crypto Trading

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 18. 12:00

Huobi Exchange’s Plans for Russia Go Well Beyond Crypto Trading Huobi exchange, which just opened an office in Moscow, wants to lend money and rent space to Russian miners, shape the country's regulations and train local blockchain talent.

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 18. 11:30

Deloitte Blockchain Chief: Bad Crypto Headlines Making Clients ‘Nervous’ Hype around ICOs and altcoins “hasn’t helped us,” says Linda Pawczuk, leader of Deloitte Consulting’s financial services industry blockchain group.

Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 06:55

Crypto Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week

An exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies reportedly will start trading on Switzerland’s Six stock exchange next week. The product will be available to both retail and institutional investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Trading on Six Swiss Exchange The Financial Times reported on Friday that Switzerland’s Six […]

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Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 06:55

Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week

An exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies reportedly will start trading on Switzerland’s Six stock exchange next week. The product will be available to both retail and institutional investors. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Trading on Six Swiss Exchange The Financial Times reported on Friday that Switzerland’s Six […]

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More Crypto Exchanges Opening in Thailand, SEC Warns Approvals Needed

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 18. 01:20

More Crypto Exchanges Opening in Thailand, SEC Warns Approvals Needed

A growing number of companies are entering the cryptocurrency space in Thailand. However, they have not applied for approval from the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), prompting the regulator to issue several warnings against unapproved operators. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Companies Entering Thai Crypto Space Since Thailand enacted its […]

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The Cobo Vault Hardware Wallet Will Outlive You

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 21:20

The Cobo Vault Hardware Wallet Will Outlive You

The arms race between hardware wallet manufacturers is showing no signs of abating. Every new device must be more secure, robust and impregnable than its predecessor to claim the bragging rights and earn the shekels of the crypto rich, to whom nothing but the best will do. The Cobo Vault is the latest hardware wallet […]

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Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in Crimea

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 19:20

Crypto Experts From Sanctioned Countries to Receive Training in Crimea

The leading crypto industry association in Crimea has proposed establishing an international training center to prepare experts from countries that have been placed under western sanctions. The idea is to use advanced technologies associated with cryptocurrencies to attract foreign investors to these jurisdictions. Also read: Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses Plan for […]

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Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 17:20

Another ‘Satoshi Message’ Attempts to Sway Public Opinion, But Fails

It’s been a crazy week in cryptocurrency land as a large portion of the community watched the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network split into two chains on Nov. 15. Following the 24 hours of the BCH hash war, an interesting message was found stemming from block height 9 that claims there is an “issue with Segwit.” […]

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Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Confident a Resolution Is in Sight

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 15:15

Hash Wars: BCH Proponents Confident a Resolution Is in Sight

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community entered the third day of its hash war, with many supporters growing confident that a resolution may be in sight. Close to 300 blocks have been mined on the Bitcoin ABC side of the chain using the new consensus ruleset, which has also given the network […]

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The Daily: New Woe for ICOs, Bitcoin Cash Trading Resumes

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 13:30

The Daily: New Woe for ICOs, Bitcoin Cash Trading Resumes

In Saturday’s edition of The Daily, we examine Q3’s figures for initial coin offerings, and ponder where they go from here in the wake of fresh SEC scrutiny. We also take a look at how exchanges are reacting to the Bitcoin Cash fork. Some platforms have already enabled deposits and withdrawals, while others are waiting […]

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Stablecoin Purchases Surged Amid Wednesday’s Crypto Market Drop

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 17. 11:00

Stablecoin Purchases Surged Amid Wednesday’s Crypto Market Drop The broader cryptocurrency market plummeted on Wednesday, but stablecoins in particular saw no shortage of buyers.

Tutorial: How to Use CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 17. 10:30

Tutorial: How to Use CoinDesk’s Crypto-Economics Explorer CoinDesk's Crypto-Economics Explorer is our innovative new data tool that brings together a host of data types. Here's how to make the most of it.

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 09:15

Estonia Issues Over 900 Licenses to Cryptocurrency Businesses

In less than a year since Estonia introduced licensing for companies operating in the cryptocurrency industry, the number of licenses issued has surpassed 900. Authorities in the Baltic country have adopted a rather progressive approach to regulating the crypto space but startups have complained that local banks are still reluctant to offer them regular services. […]

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A Brief Introduction to Voluntaryism for Crypto Neophytes

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 04:30

A Brief Introduction to Voluntaryism for Crypto Neophytes

The blockchain space appeals to freethinkers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Many of these iconoclasts practice voluntaryism, although a philosophy which new entrants may have not heard about. This is because they entered into the ecosystem from the financial realm, and their sole focus has been on accumulating more wealth. This is a shame. The impetus for cypherpunks […]

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Free Keene Activists Launch Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 02:30

Free Keene Activists Launch Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire

Keene, New Hampshire is well known city for libertarian philosophies and more recently as a hotbed for cryptocurrencies. On Monday, Nov. 12, crypto advocates from the region have announced the launch of a new educational center called the Bitcoin Embassy New Hampshire. Also Read: Libertarian Hotspot the Free Keene Project Bolsters More Crypto-Adoption New Hampshire Bitcoin […]

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Islamic Countries Challenge USD ‘Sanctioning Tool’ With Planned Common Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 17. 00:30

Islamic Countries Challenge USD ‘Sanctioning Tool’ With Planned Common Cryptocurrency

Muslim countries around the world are planning to push back against the U.S. dollar’s long global dominance by creating a common digital currency for use in Islamic states. The dollar has evolved into a “sanctioning tool,” charged Erol Yarar, chairman of the Muslim-focused business lobby group International Business Forum (IBF). It has lost its purpose […]

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After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 16. 22:45

After Friday’s SEC Actions, Experts Say ICO Party ‘Is Truly Over’ Friday's charges against Airfox and Paragon Coin may hint at how the SEC will regulate ICOs going forward.

SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 16. 21:40

SEC Settles Charges With Two ICO Issuers

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two initial coin offering issuers. These cases are the commission’s first to impose civil penalties “solely for ICO securities offering registration violations.” Both companies have agreed to refund investors, pay penalties, and register their tokens as securities. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the […]

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Hash Wars: Day Two and the Anticipation for BCH Trading Platforms to Reopen

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 16. 17:20

Hash Wars: Day Two and the Anticipation for BCH Trading Platforms to Reopen

It has been close to 24 hours since the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain split on Nov. 15, and the community is assessing the first day of battle. At the time of writing, both chains are still operational and the ABC chain has a 32-block lead on the SV chain. Now many BCH supporters are patiently […]

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ECB Official Decries Bitcoin as ‘Evil Spawn’ of Financial Crisis, Ripple Consolidates Lawsuits

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 16. 16:10

ECB Official Decries Bitcoin as ‘Evil Spawn’ of Financial Crisis, Ripple Consolidates Lawsuits

In recent regulatory news, an executive board member of the European Central Bank (ECB) has given a dismissive appraisal of bitcoin and rejected the prospect of central banks issuing state-backed digital currencies in the foreseeable future. In other news, Ripple Labs has moved to consolidate three lawsuits into a single federal suit, while the police […]

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SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 16. 15:57

SEC Settles Securities Registration Charges Against 2 ICO Startups The SEC has settled charges with crypto startups Airfox and Paragon for securities law violations.

Crypto Job Interest ‘Still Strong’ Despite Decline, Says Indeed

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 16. 14:45

Crypto Job Interest ‘Still Strong’ Despite Decline, Says Indeed Interest from both employers and job seekers in blockchain and cryptocurrency-related jobs has declined in the past year, Indeed.com data indicates.

Nvidia Misses Q3 Revenue Target as Cryptocurrency Slump Weighs on Business

Bitcoin News

2018. Nov. 16. 14:30

Nvidia Misses Q3 Revenue Target as Cryptocurrency Slump Weighs on Business

Shares of Nvidia plunged as much as 17 percent in after-hours trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Thursday, after the U.S. bitcoin mining equipment maker reported unexpectedly weak revenue for the third quarter. In premarket trading at the time of writing on Friday, Nvidia was down 16.01 percent at $169.99. Also Read: Canaan Hong Kong […]

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Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 16. 14:00

Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Crypto Gaming Startup Now Valued at $13 Million One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game with investor backing.

Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Blockchain Gaming Startup Valued at $13 Million

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 16. 14:00

Bitcoin Puzzle Artist’s Blockchain Gaming Startup Valued at $13 Million One of the bitcoin community’s best-known artists is gearing up to launch a blockchain-powered video game with investor backing.

Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens

CoinDesk

2018. Nov. 16. 13:31

Major Exchanges Are Already Distributing New Bitcoin Cash Tokens After yesterday's split of the bitcoin cash blockchain, several top exchanges have already accommodated the resulting two tokens.