22-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Ripple’s XRP Announced as Cheapest Method for Transnational Payments by Major DBS Bank in South-East Asia – via U.TODAY
On Wednesday, one of the major XRP community members, going by the nickname @BankXRP, published some positive news about Ripple on their Twitter account. This user generally promotes Ripple and XRP and its ecosystem. This time, @BankXRP published some information regarding one more acknowledgement of Ripple by major global banks. One of them, DBS Bank, which is one of the top banking institutions in the South-East Asia, has referred to Ripple as the cheapest way of conducting transnational payments.

4 months ago

Australian crypto scammer brought before Court; incident highlights rise in crypto scams – via AMBCRYPTO
Australia has been a pro-crypto country for quite some time and cryptocurrencies are treated as a legal commodity in the country; however, cryptocurrency exchanges register with the AUSTRAC, a government financial intelligence agency set up to monitor financial transactions. People often question the need for regulations in the crypto world, but crypto-related scams and hacks lead to the need for implementing regulations. Recently, an Australian was under the gun for conning Australian investors off $3 million.

4 months ago

Blockchain Education Initiatives Launch at California Universities – via Coindesk
A VC-backed blockchain firm that helped curate courses at Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge is officially rolling out its programs at three California universities. MouseBelt‘s Blockchain Accelerator launched Wednesday at UC Davis, UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barabara, boosting the educational presence at the noted U.S. schools. Backed by over $40 million in funding from New Value Capital, MouseBelt currently aids 65 student blockchain community groups at 14 universities worldwide.

4 months ago

The Company that Operated Zaif To Shut Down Crypto Exchange Business – via Coingape
Tech Bureau, the original operator of Zaif, a cryptocurrency exchange has decided to shut down its business, once it completes the refund for all customers. This operation marks the first case of a virtual currency exchange registrar returning from registration and closing its business.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Price Prediction: Final Corrective Wave For BTC/USD – via beincrypto
On August 20, 2019, the Bitcoin price reached a high of $10,993. A gradual decrease followed and the cryptocurrency market leader made a lower high of $10,892 on the next day. A rapid decrease ensued and the BTC price decreased by more than seven percent in roughly seven hours. Since then, it has been gradually decreasing.

4 months ago

Litecoin Price Analysis: LTC Post-Halving Dumping Intensifies; What Went Wrong? – via Coingape
Litecoin among other cryptocurrencies is courageously drilling the rabbit hole. This follows the reject from the levels slightly above $100 (immediately after the 2019 reward halving). The mining reward as a rule in Litecoin’s blockchain code occurring every four years. If history was anything to go by, past halving saw Litecoin double in value. However, several weeks following the most recent halving and Litecoin is dumping instead of pumping. It is hard to understand the dynamics of the halving events, therefore, let us stick to what we know best, chart analysis.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Is Now Correlated with Gold and Stocks: Digital Asset Data Report – via U.TODAY
According to a new report released by crypto-related analytical firm Digital Asset Data, there is a growing correlation between Bitcoin and traditional assets, such as gold and stocks. Hence, it validates the narrative that the cryptocurrency that started it all has joined the ranks of hedge assets.

4 months ago

Binance CEO Criticizes Ethereum Co-Founder Over Blockchain Scalability – via beincrypto
CZ, the CEO of Binance, has taken aim at Vitalik Buterin’s suggestion that the speed and capacity of blockchains is still an unsolved problem. According to him, this issue has been resolved by newer blockchains. Buterin and CZ have gotten into a spat on Twitter over how much progress the blockchain space has actually made.

4 months ago

‘Power to the People’: Privacy Was the Rallying Cry of Berlin’s Web3 Summit – via Coindesk
It may seem trivial in some cases, but digital anonymity is no joking matter to American whistleblower and privacy advocate Edward Snowden. “We need someone to be able to post something truly idiotic on the internet and not have it haunt them for the rest of their lives,” he said through a webcam to a crowd of roughly 1,000 at the Web3 Summit in Berlin. “To be able to engage in private trade is one of the basic human freedoms,” Snowden said during his Tuesday keynote. “On the internet today you can’t do that without incredible technological familiarity.”

4 months ago

UK NGO Implements Blockchain to Provide Banking Services to Sierra Leone – via Coingape
UK-based Technology Charity Organization, Kiva, is implementing blockchain to create an online ID database in the African Country of Sierra Leone. The move will ease the process of providing loans and banking aid to its population. Reportedly, Schan Duff, Vice President of Strategy for Kiva with Sierra Leone President, Julius Maada Bio, established the system in the capital free-town on Wednesday. Kiva provides for loans as small as $25. Nevertheless, it creates a huge impact on these nations.

4 months ago

Here’s What You Need to Know About Binance’s Next IEO, Perlin – via beincrypto
Binance’s next IEO, Perlin (PERL), will go live in 3 days. Here’s what you need to know about this new launch. From Harmony to Matic, Binance’s IEO has been a kickstarter for many promising cryptocurrencies this year. Participation is dependent on BNB holdings and, almost always, the demand exceeds expectations.

4 months ago

SEC Penalizes ICORating for Engaging in Shady Promotional Practices – via beincrypto
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Tuesday that it has penalized ICORating for failing to disclose it was shilling cryptocurrency projects in exchange for money. The Russia-based analytics firm has agreed to settle the charges by paying $268,998 in fines, although it didn’t admit to (or deny) any wrongdoing.

4 months ago

White House Advisory Says Cryptocurrencies Used for Fentanyl Purchases – via Coindesk
The White House issued two advisories on drug purchases in the U.S. Wednesday, using the communications to make specific references to the role of cryptocurrencies in such transactions. The advisories, addressed to both financial institutions and digital payment platforms, state that “convertible virtual currencies,” particularly bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum and monero, can be and have been used for illicit substance purchases on the clear, deep, and dark nets.

4 months ago

Blockstream CSO Accused of Hypocrisy Over Investment in Ethereum-Based Token IPO – via beincrypto
The Chief Security Officer at Blockstream has come under fire for backing INX’s security token sale issued on the Ethereum blockchain. Samson Mow has been accused of hypocrisy after previously calling out Ethereum’s impracticalities. The editor of The Block cryptocurrency news publication, Mike Dudas, provided evidence of Mow’s investment in the INX trading platform project via Twitter earlier today.

4 months ago

Belgium Watchdog Extends List of Scam Crypto Companies – via NEWSBTC
Belgium’s Financial Services Authority (FSMA) has added new warnings to its list of firms thought to be involved with crypto-related fraud. The financial watchdog has now alerted the nation’s investing public to a total of 121 different scam cryptocurrency-focused investment prospects since it started listing them in early 2018. The FMSA is one of the few global authorities to maintain such a list. Last year alone incidents of crypto-related fraud are thought to have accounted for well over 4.5 million euros in lost funds.

4 months ago

23 Texan Towns Hit By Coordinated Ransomware Attack – via beincrypto
The computer systems of 23 Texan towns have been hacked via a ransomware attack which seems to be an organized assault. As for now, it is unclear who the culprits are. Ransomware attacks are exploding this year and a large number of Texan towns are struggling with an attack which may be the largest coordinated assault yet.

4 months ago

Kraken’s Head of OTC Sales believes Bitcoin’s high price acts as marketing tool for cryptocurrencies – via AMBCRYPTO
Kraken, a San Fransisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, has been operating since 2013, making headlines consistently for its donations, funding, and issues with its site and API. OTC Head at Kraken, Nelson Minier, recently shared his journey into the cryptoverse, while also discussing the many developments in the Kraken ecosystem, in a recent podcast. Minier stated that the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies and their prices drew him into the world of cryptocurrencies. He cited the case of Bitcoin’s price surging by 10% in one instance, as an example of what caught his attention.

4 months ago

Max’s Corner: Regulators Crank The Heat Up – via Cryptodaily
In this edition of Max’s Corner, Max addresses the recent regulatory changes that have been shaking things up across the industry. During the Libra hearings in Congress and the US Senate last month one thing that was often brought up by crypto skeptical lawmakers was the use of cryptocurrency to facilitate illicit activity. The argument goes that there is no reason for a law-abiding citizen to use cryptocurrency. Law abiding citizens have nothing to hide so anyone seeking to protect themselves or their financial information must have an ulterior, sinister motive for doing so.

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21-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Authorities Seize Crypto Mining Equipment from Nuclear Power Plant – via Coindesk
Ukraine’s top law-enforcement and counterintelligence agency uncovered crypto mining equipment on site at a nuclear power plant. According to local media reports, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) confiscated six Radeon RX 470 GPU video cards, a motherboard, power supplies and extension cords, a USB and hard drive, and cooling units installed in the South Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant on July 10.

4 months ago

World’s Largest Crypto Trading Competition Announces 600,000 USDT Prize – via Cryptodaily
SnapEx, a new cryptocurrency contract trading platform, is launching ​World Trading Grand Prix​ – a 4-week long crypto contract trading tournament from 9th August to 5th September with a total cash prize worth up to 600,000 USDT*, a Porsche 911, a Porsche Boxster, and a Range Rover up for grabs. The tournament consists of three big events and is supplemented with four smaller campaigns for both individual and group participants, with ​prizes ranging from 10 USDT to 100,000 USDT per event​. Incentives for the smaller events include prizes for referrals and deposits, enabling users to receive free SNAP points (which can later be redeemed with USDT).

4 months ago

New Flexa Tech Will Let You Spend Bitcoin From Other Apps Too – via Coindesk
The merchant payments startup Flexa will soon allow any other app to run payments in crypto just like its own SPEDN app has since May. Staking with the company’s Flexacoin (FXC) will enable apps to trustlessly provide payments to merchants without any danger of malicious apps reversing a transaction after Flexa has transferred funds. The company raised $14.1 million in a private sale of FXC tokens in April.

4 months ago

World Bank raises additional AUD $50M Via Blockchain bond – via Bitcoinist
Blockchain proves once again that it is a must-have technology for financial institutions at all levels. Last week, the World Bank raised an additional AUD 50 million ($33.8 million) through its blockchain-based Kangaroo bond, called bond-i.

4 months ago

Gemini Heads Down Under With Crypto Exchange Launch in Australia – via Coindesk
Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini announced Wednesday that it is officially opening its doors to customers in Australia. The exchange’s fifth international move, the development means that Australian users can buy and sell five cryptocurrencies on Gemini including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, litecoin, and zcash. The startup, founded by investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, is also making available its iOS and Android application to this market.

4 months ago

Economy in Worse Shape Than 2007, Says Morgan Stanley – via beincrypto
Leading economic indicators are pointing to disaster according to a recent report by Morgan Stanley. The banking giant released statistics showing that the U.S. and global economy are in worse shape than they were prior to the 2008 economic collapse.

4 months ago

Bitcoin addresses of Chinese ‘drug kingpins’ blacklisted by US Treasury – via AMBCRYPTO
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory to alert financial institutions to drug trafficking-related financial schemes. The U.S. Department of Treasury released a detailed post that highlighted, “Information in the advisory will assist them (FinCEN) in detecting and reporting related criminal activity.”

4 months ago

Source Says Tether Could Release Yuan-Backed Stablecoin Through Belgian Bank – via UsetheBitcoin
According to Zhao Dong, an over-the-counter (OTC) trader in China, said that Tether is working on a stablecoin that would be pegged to the Chinese renminbi. As reported by CoinDesk, Dong shared this information on WeChat on Wednesday. The new digital currency backed by the Chinese renminbi is expected to be called CNHT.

4 months ago

US, France, and Germany Dominate Bitcoin Nodes By Country – via NEWSBTC
Among the many reasons that make Bitcoin unique, is that it’s designed to be a global currency accessed by anyone, anywhere, without restriction. Because of this, the first-ever crypto asset is used across the world in different capacities, affected by culture, economic conditions, regulation, and more. A new study reveals how Bitcoin nodes are distributed across the globe – full clients running the Bitcoin network and distributing all transactions that have been added to the blockchain.

4 months ago

Funding Terrorism with Cryptocurrencies Is on the Rise: Report – via U.TODAY
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has recently released a 200-page report entitled The Coming Storm: Terrorists Using Cryptocurrency offers an in-depth look at the connection between cryptocurrencies and terrorism. It reveals that jihad organizations are actively promoting the use of the newfangled asset for funding purposes.

4 months ago

Travelport, IBM Collaborate on Blockchain for Hotel Commissions – via Coindesk
Travelport, a business and consumer travel services provider, announced it is using IBM’s Hyperledger Fabric to guarantee commissions paid to travel agencies. According to a statement released on August 20, the blockchain was designed with input from IBM, travel management company BCD Travel, and three unnamed hotel chains. The system aims to “put the lifecycle of a booking on the blockchain,” to reduce the amount of payment disputes.

4 months ago

Africa could emerge as the battleground between Facebook and China as digital currency race heats up – via AMBCRYPTO
Ever since Facebook announced its plans to launch its own cryptocurrency, the world’s regulatory and financial space hasn’t been the same. However, the news cycle about Libra was soon overtaken by lawmakers and regulatory bodies voicing their grave concerns about the same, while also highlighting Facebook’s own problematic history. What is missing however from the news cycle are the opportunities Libra’s launch may afford to many, including Africa, a continent of over 1.2 billion.

4 months ago

Isreali Bitcoin Investors Want Banks to Publicize Cryptocurrency Policies – via beincrypto
Isreali Bitcoin holders are decidedly taking things into their own hands, seeking legal action against local banks who refuse to open accounts for those dealing in cryptocurrencies. A new petition demands that all banks make public their policies regarding cryptocurrencies.

4 months ago

Tether continues to deny Bitcoin price manipulation, despite data suggesting otherwise – via AMBCRYPTO
Tether plays a very crucial role in providing liquidity to the crypto-market and despite several other stablecoins being available, it is certainly the king with over 90% market dominance in the stablecoin market. However, Tether has been marred in controversies recently, be it their claims about USDT supply being 100% backed by the US dollar or the accusations of Tether manipulating Bitcoin prices.

4 months ago

You Can Now Earn Bitcoin Rewards for Postmates Purchases – via Coindesk
Food delivery is about to get a little sweeter for the users of the bitcoin rewards platform Lolli. The startup announced Wednesday that is has partnered with delivery service Postmates, making the popular app the latest partner for Lolli’s rewards program. One of the most popular food services, Postmates mobile app saw 2,094,920 downloads in the last 30 days alone per Crunchbase.

4 months ago

Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Markets Suffer As India Reviews Crypto Ban – via Cryptobriefing
The overall market is also seeing strong losses, most notably ETH, which has fallen back to its weekend price. The heaviest losses in the top-40 were registered by Chainlink (LINK), Ontology (ONT), Monero (XMR) and Dash (DASH), which fell by more than 8% so far. The rest of the market is not far behind. Overall sentiment, as measured by theTie.io, has also taken a plunge and now hovers around neutral levels.

4 months ago

South Korea’s Woori Financial Teams up with Kakao’s Crypto Payments Group – via Coindesk
Woori Financial Group, one of South Korea’s largest banking companies, has agreed to work with Ground X in developing blockchain financial services. Group Chairman Chairman Son Tae-seung made the announcement on the 21st at the company’s headquarters in central Seoul, some reports said. Further detail appeared in Shin-A Ilbo, CoinDesk Korea, and other publications.

4 months ago

Everex US receives Money Service Business license for crypto-to-fiat exchange – via AMBCRYPTO
Beating the general narrative of crypto resistance from the U.S. government, Everex, the payments and trading platform just announced the issuance of “full Money Transmitter (MSB) License” from the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. The information was brought to light through Everex official Twitter handle.

4 months ago

Crypto Asset NYM to Fuel Test of Tokenized Facebook Login Alternative – via Coindesk
Privacy-focused Nym Technologies unveiled new code this week for its decentralized identity system. It’s slated for testnet launch this fall. On Tuesday at the Web3 Summit in Berlin, Nym CEO Harry Halpin said the technology represents “the next generation of privacy infrastructure” not just for blockchains but for the entire web. Indeed, one of the key features of the Nym network, according to Halpin, is that it is blockchain-agnostic.

4 months ago

Litecoin’s Charlie Lee informs community about MimbleWimble implementation, teaming up with Grin++ developer – via AMBCRYPTO
Litecoin’s halving-hype died down, and so did the FOMO. This did not stop the cryptocurrency from getting tangled in more fundamental issues. There was a significant drop in developer activity on the Litecoin network, something pointed out by Electric Capital’s research earlier this year. It resulted in Litecoin’s community manager, Ilir Gashi, pointing out irregularities in the analysis and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee refuting claims about the project “being abandoned” by its developers.

4 months ago

RippleNet-Xendpay teams up to open up new corridors – via AMBCRYPTO
Ripple has been touted as a disrupter in many ways to the legacy remittance service platforms; with the partnership with London-based remittance firm, Xendpay, Ripple is all set to extend the former’s initiative of ‘optional transfer fees’, where customers are given an option to waive fees with a service called Pay What You Want.

4 months ago

SEC Approves Blockchain Tech Startup Securitize to Record Stock Transfers – via Coindesk
Securitize, a provider of technology for issuing blockchain tokens, has registered as a transfer agent with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Administration (SEC), a move it says will boost adoption. Announced Wednesday, the registration means Securitize can now act as the official keeper of records about changes of ownership in securities. While that might sound redundant given that blockchains are supposed to track asset transfers, the San Francisco-based startup says it’s expedient.

4 months ago

RBI Ignored Exchanges’ Arguments on Bitcoin Ban: Court – via NEWSBTC
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) did not correctly respond to the presentation that could have removed the necessity of banning bitcoin trading in the country, found the apex court. The Supreme Court of India noted in a hearing today that the central bank forwarded the presentation to the government. But what it should have done is provide the exchanges with a detailed, point-by-point response. Judge Rohinton Fali Nariman ordered the RBI to respond to the same presentation in two weeks, shifting the next hearing date to September 25, 2019.

4 months ago

CommBank Develops Blockchain Market to Boost Biodiversity – via Coindesk
Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank) has co-developed a blockchain marketplace that it says could support sustainable development and reward landowners for protecting the environment. Created in partnership with BioDiversity Solutions Australia (BDS), the prototype platform uses digital tokens, dubbed BioTokens, to facilitate trading of biodiversity credits for the New South Wales Government’s Biodiversity Offsets Scheme.

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20-AUG-2019

4 months ago

How Cryptocurrency Is Making An Impact On Pensions – via Cryptodaily
The investment firm Cambridge Associates is a privately held investment company based in the United States. The firm provides investment portfolio management and advisory services to foundations, private clients, pensions, institutional investors and more. The US-based firm has pensions and endowments consultant with more than $385 billion in assets under advisement, has stated institutional should start getting involved in the crypto industry.

4 months ago

Ethereum Breaks Recent Downtrend Resistance Line as Buyers Step Up – via NEWSBTC
Ethereum’s price action has been closely tracking that of Bitcoin over the past several days, and ETH has been able to post a strong recovery from its recent drop to below $185. Analysts are now noting that Ethereum’s ability to break above the key resistance level of $200 may be emblematic of a shifting short-term trend, which may mean that it will be able to continue climbing higher in the coming days and weeks.

4 months ago

New York Supreme Court Denies Bitfinex’s Lack-of-Jurisdiction Claim – via Coindesk
Bitfinex and Tether must continue turning over documents about an alleged $850 million cover-up to the New York Attorney General (NYAG), a judge ruled Monday.As a result, the crypto exchange and stablecoin issuer will need to continue cooperating with courts to make public information about a loan the latter company made to Bitfinex, though the companies are expected to appeal the ruling.

4 months ago

Momentum Looks Positive As Bitcoin Forms a Bullish Wedge on the Daily – via beincrypto
Technical indicators seem to point towards bullish momentum for Bitcoin moving forward. It is currently forming an enticing wedge on the daily. People tend to be skeptical of technical analysis, but the wedge formation is a classic indicator that is almost always proven right. Bitcoin is in one of those bullish wedges now, and this momentum reinforces that it may break upwards once the triangle completes in the coming months.

4 months ago

Salesforce Alternative Cere Raises $3.5 Million From Binance Labs, Others – via Coindesk
Blockchain-based customer relations manager (CRM) Cere Network just closed a $3.5 million seed funding round. Backed by Binance Labs, Neo Global Capital, and Arrington XRP Capital, among multiple others, Cere Network opened a New York office and will announce an innovation lab in Berlin during Berlin Blockchain Week. Cere Network provides a blockchain service for integrating various customer relations platforms for businesses. Speaking with CoinDesk, Cere says its customers are looking for alternatives to Salesforce and other mainstream CRM solutions.

4 months ago

Israeli Regulator to Fast Track 2,000 Fintech License Applications – via Coindesk
Israel’s Fintech regulator is rearranging its licensing regime to encourage competition in the field. The Israeli Capital Market Authority is looking to change how fintech licenses are distributed in Israel according to a Monday announcement reported by Israeli daily newspaper Calcalist. Some 2,000 fintech and blockchain-businesses are currently seeking licenses from the state regulator. Due to the glut, the Authority is setting up a licensing fast track.

4 months ago

Crypto CEO Questions Telegram Over Lack of Development Since ICO – via NEWSBTC
Long-time Bitcoin proponent and CEO at BullBitcoin.com Francis Pouliot is concerned about the lack of progress made by the company behind the instant messaging application Telegram towards its crypto ambitions. The company sold tokens to investors last year, raising $1.7 billion in the process. Telegram had promoted the project, called the Telegram Open Network (TON) as an extension of its messaging application. It would supposedly incorporate blockchain-based file storage, web browsing, a decentralised application store, and payments between users.

4 months ago

No Borders: Bitcoin Helps Flood Victims In Iran, Without Regard For Politics – via Cryptobriefing
For all the theoretical debates raging across the Twittersphere, it’s hard to find concrete evidence that cryptocurrencies are helping the poor and unbanked. Meanwhile, outside the notice of crypto pundits, an independent aid campaign is making practical use of cryptocurrencies to help flood victims in Iran, right now.

4 months ago

Bitmex blocks services in three countries amid CFTC probe – via bitcoinist
BitMEX said in a statement issued today that it is limiting access to users residing in Seychelles, Hong Kong, and Bermuda. The Seychelles-based exchange stated that it decided to go ahead with its decision to ensure “continued compliance.” It explained that it was restricting access to its bitcoin derivatives and exchange services in regions that hosted its headquarters and staffs.

4 months ago

Twitter Handle ‘@Bitcoin’ Purges Most Pro-BCH Posts From Its Account – via beincrypto
As many Twitter users have been noticing, something strange is happening with the @Bitcoin handle. Suddenly, a large number of posts supporting Bitcoin Cash are gone. If you’ve been following the feud between Bitcoin and its many hard forks, you’ll know that the @Bitcoin handle was often at the heart of most of the divisiveness. Having close to 1M followers, the handle has been an outspoken supporter of Bitcoin Cash for some time. However, it seems like there has been a management shakeup as of late.

4 months ago

World Bank Sells $33.8 Million More of Its Private Ethereum Blockchain Bonds – via Coindesk
The World Bank has issued a second round of its landmark blockchain bonds. The international financial institution raised another $50 million AUD ($33.8 million U.S.) by selling the “blockchain-operated debt instrument” (bond-i), according to Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank), which managed the sale jointly with RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities.

4 months ago

Rakuten Group Launches Spot Exchange For Bitcoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash – via UsetheBitcoin
Rakuten Group and its subsidiary Rakuten Wallet, Inc., have just launched their new mobile application that offers spot trading services for digital currencies. The virtual currencies supported are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This is according to a press release recently published by the company.

4 months ago

BitPay Says Crypto Spending on Real Estate to Double in 2019 – via Coindesk
A luxury condominium complex in Orlando, Florida, is the latest firm to partner with BitPay to provide bitcoin payment processing for real estate transactions. Announced August 6, the Grove Resort & Water Park will accept bitcoin for purchases of their 878 resort-style condo residences. Yet, the relatively small update hides a larger story – BitPay is becoming somewhat of an established name in the real estate market.

4 months ago

Privacy Crypto Dev Attempts to Expose Self-Proclaimed Bitcoin Creator – via NEWSBTC
Anonymity and privacy are extremely important in the crypto industry. The original crypto that the entire industry is based on was created by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, and to this day no identifying details are truly known about the person who designed Bitcoin.

4 months ago

Another Exit Scam? This Cryptocurrency Drops by 50% as Firm Ends Blockchain Project – via Coingape
Horizon state, a blockchain voting platform ceased its operation citing insolvency issues. It’s native cryptocurrency – Decision Token (HST) plunged by 50% as the announcement was made. While not many crypto exchanges have listed the token, Bittrex and Upbit, are ones that did. The announcement was made earlier today.

4 months ago

Gemini Adds Cybersecurity Veteran to Executive Team – via Coindesk
The Winklevoss twins are adding some muscle to Gemini’s security team. Announced this morning, David Damato will be joining Gemini as the Chief Security Officer. Damato joins Gemini from Tanium, a top cybersecurity firm, where he held the same position for four years. Damato joins Gemini with over 20 years experience in the field.

4 months ago

Is there a Future for Cryptocurrency in the Gambling Space? – via beincrypto
Gambling and cryptocurrency go together like hotdogs and mustard or pizza and Italy. Their emergence is an appealing feast for both crypto fans and those operating in the gambling sector. Here we will look into why crypto has a promising future in the gambling space, also looking at why the two groups of people may be drawn to both industries – and checking out the current obstacles preventing a crypto-gambling boom. Read on!

4 months ago

Terrorist Group Turns To Bitcoin For Funding – via Coingape
The Western Government has recently deemed Hamas, the militant Palestinian group as a terrorist organization. While the group has now technically been ousted from tapping any resources in the traditional financial system, its military wing is developing a campaign to raise funds using Bitcoin. Hamas, which has control over the Palestinian coastal territory of Gaza, owes its survival to donations from foreign governments like Qatar.

4 months ago

How Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms Are Bringing in New Users – via beincrypto
As 2019 continues to roll on, some cryptocurrency trading platforms are getting creative in promoting themselves. With trading volume increasing this year, it seems like some of their efforts are working. The question that has always bothered cryptocurrency exchanges is how to attract new users. With the cryptocurrency audience reaching a critical mass in 2017, many have left. Now, the struggle is how to bring these people back — and, most importantly, how to bring new users into the industry.

4 months ago

Crypto Events for today – via Cryptocalendar.pro
1. DADI (DADI) — Earning Automation Launch.
2. NEO (NEO) — Meetup in Berlin.
3. Bitcoin Incognito (XBI) — New Privacy Protocol Release.

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19-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Bank of America Seeks to Patent Crypto Wallet That Works Like Valet Car Key – via Coindesk
Bank of America is seeking to patent a “partitioned” security system for digital currency wallets that gives different users different levels of access to the stored funds. The second-largest U.S. bank, based in Charlotte, N.C., filed an application entitled “Multi-Tiered Digital Wallet Security” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in February 2018. The USPTO published the application last week and lists Manu Kurian, senior tech manager at the bank, as the inventor.

4 months ago

New Binance Project Will Create Independent Regional Versions of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency – via beincrypto
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, announced Monday that it is working on a new project that could potentially reshape the world’s financial order using the power of blockchain technology.

4 months ago

No Demand for “Highly Speculative” Altcoins: Analyst – via NEWSBTC
Thousands of spinoffs of the world’s leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin are expanding into the void, according to market analyst Josh Rager. The Bloockroots.com co-founder on Sunday said the demand for “highly speculative” alternative cryptocurrencies, or altcoins, is falling. The analyst noted that institutional investors now look at bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, as their preferred choice of investment. At the same time, altcoins receive attention typically from highly-active traders within the entire cryptocurrency market.

4 months ago

BitGo Hires Sales Chief from Crypto Custody Rival Xapo – via Coindesk
Cryptocurrency custodian BitGo has announced the addition of Xapo‘s Pete Najarian to its executive team. Joining as the chief revenue officer, Najarian is tasked with global sales strategy. Najarian was senior vice president of institutions at bitcoin service provider Xapo before joining BitGo. Coinbase Custody announced its acquisition of Xapo’s institutional business last week.

4 months ago

Black Manta Capital Partners receives BaFin licence for security tokenization – via AMBCRYPTO
Black Manta Capital Partners (BMCP) announced the successful reception of the BaFin licence. As a result of the licence, the company will be able to “provide regulated financial brokerage services using blockchain technology in accordance with the MiFID II regime.” Based on the original press release, “With so-called Security Tokenization, BMCP converts rights to an asset into a digital token, creating intelligent investment contracts on a blockchain.”

4 months ago

Binance Launches New Open Blockchain Project Called “Venus” – via UsetheBitcoin
The cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced a new plan to launch a new open blockchain project called “Venus.” This new initiative aims at developing localized stablecoins and digital assets pegged to different fiat currencies around the world. The information was released in a blog post a few hours ago by Binance.

4 months ago

‘Youngest Bitcoin Millionaire’ Willing to Stake it All on Metal Pay – via Coindesk
Metallicus, the startup behind the peer-to-peer payments platform Metal Pay, received an undisclosed angel investment from the youngest bitcoin millionaire, Erik Finman. In partnership with Metal Pay CEO Marshall Hayner, the two look to develop the first “all-in-one” cryptocurrency banking platform, which includes a 17 digital asset exchange, a digital bank and a payments application with social features similar to Venmo. Founded in September, Metal Pay has processed approximately $11 million in total payments from nearly 130,000 registered users across 38 states. On a monthly basis, the company processes $1 million in crypto or fiat for around 30,000 active users, according to Hayner.

4 months ago

Japanese E-Commerce Behemoth Rakuten Finally Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange – via beincrypto
The Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has just announced the launch of its mobile virtual currency exchange — Rakuten Wallet. The launch comes two months later than initially projected, with the wallet first expected to roll out to Android users, before being released on iOS “at a later date,” though there are plans to announce the release date of the iOS version in September.

4 months ago

Hubii Launches Nahmii IEO On Japan-Based Liquid Exchange – via Cryptodaily
Nahmii, a second-layer Ethereum scaling solution developed by hubii AS, will be launching its initial exchange offering soon on Japanese exchange Liquid. Promising to solve Ethereum’s scaling problem, nahmii is aiming to make Ethereum a commercially-viable blockchain. Ethereum is the world’s second biggest blockchain, but it has a problem: transaction speeds of only 15-20 transactions per second mean it is entirely unsuited for large-scale, or even small-scale, commercial operations.

4 months ago

Bitcoin worth over $14 million transferred from Coinbase to unknown wallet in different transactions – via AMBCRYPTO
With the recent spike in Bitcoin, whales came out of from slumber to trade. Whale Alert, one of the leading crypto transaction trackers, shared the news of the transfer of BTC on Twitter, “500 #BTC [5,354,800 USD] transferred from #Coinbase to unknown wallet.”

4 months ago

Pundi X NEM to Be Paired with BNB on Binance DEX after Getting 3.5K Votes from Community – via U.TODAY
On Monday, August 19, the official PundiX account on Twitter spread the word that the subsidiary of the world’s biggest digital trading venue Binance, its recently launched Binance DEX, plans to expand its trading list by adding the NPXSXEM/BNB pair.

4 months ago

Litecoin May Soon Surge Despite Selling Pressure and Recent Dusting Attack – via NEWSBTC
Litecoin has been wrapped in negative sentiment as of late, which has primarily been rooted it its lackluster price action following its recent halving event and a recent dusting attack that impacted nearly 300,000 LTC addresses on Binance. Despite the dwindling optimism surrounding LTC, analysts are now cautiously noting that the cryptocurrency may be nearing a “bedrock support” level that could be followed by a shift in its recent downtrend, and today’s price performance may support this notion.

4 months ago

Why Blockchain technology is important for Data Privacy – via Bitcoinist
Centralized companies leaking data has become somewhat commonplace in recent years, and that is only slated to only get worse. With more and more of our lives online, we need systems in place to protect our digital information. Using blockchain technology, our data could be much, much safer.

4 months ago

Bitcoin as a Safe Haven: Yet Another Recession Indicator Flashes – via NEWSBTC
For the umpteenth time in a matter of weeks, a recession indicator has started to flash. Bitcoin, which has begun to be classified as a “safe haven” asset, may stand to benefit from such a move in traditional financial markets. Over the past few months, the world’s analysts and investors have begun to fear a recession. While some are as optimistic as ever, calling for new highs to be established for the S&P 500, more and more data is hinting at an impending drawdown in traditional finance. Bitcoin, as aforementioned, might be the beneficiary of such a move.

4 months ago

Litecoin Foundation Funds are Drying Up Fast, Charlie Lee Says No Need to Panic – via beincrypto
Is the Litecoin Foundation undergoing a financial crisis? Well, that might very well be the case as the non-profit tasked with overseeing the fifth-largest cryptocurrency in the world was reportedly left with only $96k in its reserves by the end of Q1 2019.

4 months ago

Bitcoin May Be Laying the Groundwork for a Trend Reversal – via NEWSBTC
Following Bitcoin’s recent plunge into the mid-$9,000 region, the cryptocurrency has been able to post a strong and sustainable bounce that has allowed it to secure a foothold within the mid-$10,000 region. Now, analysts are noting that BTC may be laying the groundwork for a reversal of its recent downtrend, which means how it reacts to its next key levels of resistance is critical.

4 months ago

Rejecting Libra: A Postscript On The Importance Of Decentralization – via Cryptobriefing
Following our open letter to non-crypto friends, the crucial topic of decentralization demanded further elaboration. Why is it at the heart of so many discussions in cryptocurrency? And why has the crypto community reacted to Facebook’s Libra project with a mixture of amusement, hope for mainstream acceptance, and naked hostility?

4 months ago

OKEx blog explains why more crypto-traders are looking into sharpe ratios – via AMBCRYPTO
When you are dealing with cryptocurrencies and its financial ecosystem, one has to be calculative and consider volatility and major price swings as an important factor before making any investments. Sharpe Ratio, a measurement tool which is regularly used in the traditional financial markets, allows traders and investors to assess the return on investment in comparison to the risk involved.

4 months ago

XRP Ecosystem Enthusiastic About Xpring Becoming A Developer Platform – via UsetheBitcoin
Ethan Beard, the senior vice president of Ripple’s Xpring, talked about how they are working in order to develop and expand the XRP ecosystem. On the last episode of The Ripple Drop, he unveiled many of the details about which are their plans to help companies and projects embrace XRP.

4 months ago

As Social Network ‘Gab’ Looks to Decentralize, It Rapidly Expands – via beincrypto
Gab, a social network that prides itself on “free speech,” has become a hotbed for far right-wing radicalism. Despite the controversy, however, the recently-decentralized platform has thrived. Gab first entered the public discourse around 2018 when 11 individuals were killed inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg. The small social media site was instantly flooded with anti-Semitic comments and was even briefly ‘shut down’ after the shooter was confirmed to have frequented the site.

4 months ago

Why Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption Is Actually Good For Long-term Global Economic Stability? – via Coingape
According to a recent blog post by Unchained Capital, a financial company which offers cash loans to long-term cryptocurrency holders, the long-term necessity and importance of bitcoin’s energy consumption outweighs its controversial climatic influences and environmental disruption. According to the insightful conclusions, bitcoin’s “wasteful” energy consumption is a more rational alternative in building a better more stable global economy compared to the present financial framework which relies on limited, prone to errors, unreliable human handling bringing the financial systems to a bitter end.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Dominance at Critical Juncture: Are Altcoins Going ‘to Hades?’ – via beincrypto
According to one popular cryptocurrency analyst, Bitcoin lies at an important point in its return to indisputable dominance of the entire digital asset market. He argues that a continued rise versus the rest of the market could exterminate all hope for a new so-called “alt-season.”

4 months ago

Ethereum’s ProgPoW To Be Released The First Quarter Of 2020 – via UsetheBitcoin
Ethereum (ETH) core developers announced they are postponing the release of Programmatic Proof-of-Work (ProgPoW) to the first quarter of 2020. The information was released by Ethereum developers a few hours ago. At the same time, the whole project “Istanbul,” is going to be released in two different parts.

4 months ago

Dash registers growth amid bearish trend, even as the virtual asset outperforms major coins – via AMBCRYPTO
Dash continued to improve its growth in 2019 and according to their official Reddit blog, Dash enjoyed a lucrative week. It was indicated that Dash had outperformed a total of 8 major coins in the past week. Simple moving average [SMA] of 47% was registered; with Dash outperforming 4 of the top 10 coins.

4 months ago

China’s Shenzhen special economic zone will now support digital currency research – via AMBCRYPTO
The special economic zone of China located in Shenzhen province will now support research on digital currencies as reported by a local daily. China has been ambivalent on cryptocurrency, where they had earlier banned exchanges from operating in the country. However, a lot has changed in recent times.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Beats Every Top 10 Share with the Highest ROI – via beincrypto
According to Datalight, a cryptocurrency data analytics platform, Bitcoin leads the return on investment (ROI) among the top 10 stocks by capitalization. In December 2018, Bitcoin’s ROI fell sharply, landing the cryptocurrency at the tenth spot. Six months later, in May 2019, Bitcoin regained the top spot by beating tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft.

4 months ago

Crypto Events for today – via Cryptocalendar.pro
1. POA Network (POA) — Web3 Summit in Berlin
2. Chainlink (LINK) — Web3 Summit in Berlin
3. Ethereum (ETH) — Web3 Summit in Berlin
4. Blue Protocol (BLUE) — SDK Release
5. Cardano (ADA) — ICFP in Berlin

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18-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Bitcoin Isn’t Slow: Unconfirmed BTC Transactions at Post-2017 Low – via beincrypto
Roger Ver, a noted Bitcoin Cash supporter, often posts on Twitter that Bitcoin is slow, expensive, and unreliable. However, just looking at the mempool, unconfirmed transactions have been low for a long time now.

4 months ago

The Real Benefits of Blockchain Are Here. They’re Being Ignored – via Coindesk
Introducing as many people as possible to the benefits of decentralization is a cause almost everyone in this industry shares. The issue is that, in making the technology more accessible, many developers are sacrificing the benefits of decentralization for the sake of convenience.

4 months ago

Is Bakkt Really Bullish for Bitcoin? Here’s What Analysts are Saying – via beincrypto
Bakkt, the long-awaited cryptocurrency trading platform by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced Friday that it (finally) obtained the regulatory approval to go ahead with the launch of the company’s institutional-grade custody solution and physically-delivered Bitcoin Futures contracts.

4 months ago

NEO News Roundup: Travala Expands, Narrative Development Update and Switcheo Improves Wallet – via UsetheBitcoin
As the cryptocurrency market continues to expand in terms of fundamentals, crypto networks are also offering new services and products to clients around the world. NEO and the whole ecosystem remain important players in the cryptocurrency industry. In this article, we will cover some of the latest news related to the NEO ecosystem.

4 months ago

Teen sentenced to 20 months in prison for hacking services in exchange for cryptocurrency – via AMBCRYPTO
Elliot Gunton, a 19-year old teenager from Mounteney Close in Norwich was sentenced to a 20-month prison sentence on 16th August. Gunton was also asked to pay back £400,000 for hacking services he offered in exchange for cryptocurrencies. A Norwich Crown Court on Friday sentenced him for his crimes after he pleaded guilty in earlier hearings. Gunton was caught when the police visited his house in June 2016 to see whether he was complying with the Sexual Harm Prevention Order for a previous offense. Police authorities seized Gunton’s laptop in April 2018 after they found software which he used for committing cybercrimes.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Experiences Biggest Weekly Decline Since November 2018 – via beincrypto
Bitcoin just saw its biggest weekly decline since last year. The world’s largest cryptocurrency dropped by 15 percent to around $10,145, which is its biggest five-day fall since November 2018. Bitcoin is currently struggling to stay above the $10,000 level in light of strong price resistance due to the easing of the US-China trade war. More recently, cryptocurrency analysts have backed the idea of Bitcoin becoming a safe-haven asset.

4 months ago

Tron Hits 3.5M Accounts in Just 417 Days – via beincrypto
It’s been a little over a year since TRON’s mainnet went live, but the network recently hit 3.5M accounts. TRON has been embroiled in some controversy for the past few months, but the network recently hit a supposed milestone. As Dave (@redpillblue1) writes on Twitter, TRON hit its 3,500,000th account in just 417 days.

4 months ago

Apparently the ‘Real’ Satoshi Nakamoto Will Reveal Himself Tomorrow – via beincrypto
In a ridiculous press release, Satoshi Nakamoto Renaissance Holdings announced that Satoshi Nakamoto will reveal himself tomorrow, on August 18th. As you’d expect, the response has mainly been mockery and laughter on Twitter.

4 months ago

Ripple (XRP) May Face Grim Future Despite Today’s Bounce – via NEWSBTC
Earlier this past week Ripple (XRP) along with the aggregated crypto markets faced an incredibly sharp sell-off that sent XRP reeling down to lows of $0.25, which marked a significant pullback from the mid-$0.30 region where it has previously found stability. Although the crypto was able to post a small bounce today, analysts are still noting that XRP broke below its 2018 support level, which could mean that significantly further losses are imminent.

4 months ago

Blockchain Investors Have New Criteria For Funding Decisions: “Revenue Generation” – via Cryptobriefing
Blockchain investors’ tastes are changing, it appears. A new report reveals some interesting numbers regarding the quantity of money flowing into blockchain since 2013, with more than $23 billion mostly piling into early-round investment. A shift is taking place in terms of which geographic regions and vertical segments of the industry are seeing investment beyond the early stages. The release of the Investments in Blockchain report coincides with the launch of Outlier Ventures’ first Base Camp program to “support the development and growth of new technologies in the open data economy.”

4 months ago

Coinbase CEO’s Tweet on Institutional Investments in Crypto Raises Questions – via beincrypto
Coinbase officially announced the acquisition of Xapo’s institutional custody business earlier today, CEO Brian Armstrong took the opportunity to share the bullish update with the crypto community. Shortly after sending out the word on the big strategic move, Armstrong took to Twitter to claim that the decentralized digital economy was taking in around $200-400 million in institutional investments every week.

4 months ago

Will Growing Interest from China Propel Bitcoin’s Price Higher? – via NEWSBTC
Bitcoin (BTC) has incurred a significant amount of volatility as of late. This tumult was perpetuated yesterday due to news regarding the release of Bakkt’s physically-settled Bitcoin futures product, which many investors view as a bullish development for the broader cryptocurrency market. In addition to this, growing interest from China may help the Bitcoin price climb higher in the coming months.

4 months ago

Coinbase: Institutional folks buying $200-400M worth Crypto a week – via Bitcoinist
Brian Armstrong talked about institutional investors in the cryptocurrency space on Twitter earlier this week, saying the question of whether or not institutions will adopt cryptocurrencies has been answered. Coinbase is reportedly seeing hundreds of millions of dollars per week pouring in from legacy financial institutions.

4 months ago

Bexplus Wallet: New Way To Diversify Your Profits – via Cryptodaily
Bexplus is a popular marginal exchange, which allows users to trade crypto futures with 100x leverage. However, this August Hong-Kong based company introduced platform’s new lending feature: BTC-Wallet with annual interest. Here’s a review of new lending service. According to Bexplus, while platform is a marginal exchange where trading requires some knowledge and certain experience in trading, the BTC-Wallet is designed especially for traders, who is new to leveraged trading and don’t want to take high risks.

4 months ago

How Bitcoin is Becoming Omnipresent Using Satellites and Networking – via Coingape
Bitcoin [BTC] is a virtual currency whose transactions are primarily executed on the internet. Its dependence on it to exist, however, raises doubts on its store of value and currency argument. While the internet is ubiquitous during today’s time, there are still places on Earth where access is limited. Nevertheless, Bitcoin is growing more powerful than ever. Samson Mow, the Chief Strategic Officer of Blockstream tweeted about the Blockstream’s satellite service which was launched two years ago. The satellites provide for free synchronization with the Bitcoin ledger.

4 months ago

Celer Networks In Talks To Help NEO Scale Further – via Cryptobriefing
The Celer Network (CELR) could become a scaling solution for multiple blockchains. Representatives of the NEO team are discussing the possibility of integrating Celer’s layer-two scaling protocol with NEO’s blockchain platform. NEO has already integrated with Trinity Network, an existing off-chain scaling protocol developed in-house by NEO developers. John Wang, NEO’s Director of Eco Growth and the $100M EcoBoost fund, says that an integration with Celer is now “under discussion.”

4 months ago

Gold and Bitcoin May Someday Appreciate at the Same Rate – via beincrypto
In charting the steady appreciation of gold and Bitcoin, one user has determined that we may see the growth for both commodities intersect sometime in the coming decades.

4 months ago

Binance Update: iOS App Available on the App Store – via Coingape
The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance is again available in the Apple App store after a month of being inaccessible. Apple users can now download the iOS app of Binance cryptocurrency exchange.

4 months ago

This ICO Startup Didn’t Die During Crypto Winter. It Has DAI to Thank – via Coindesk
Monolith CEO Mel Gelderman told CoinDesk he wants to promote an “ethereum lifestyle,” starting with the way he runs his London-based token startup. From his perspective, that lifestyle is about seeking financial solutions beyond traditional banks. Since Monolith was funded by an initial coin offering (ICO) of TKN tokens that raised $16.9 million from retail investors in May 2017, Gelderman said his team turned the ICO proceeds into roughly $25 million worth of assets through prudent trading and collateralized debt positions (CDPs), using ether as collateral to take loans denominated in dollar-pegged DAI tokens.

4 months ago

Tron Founder Justin Sun Asks Community about Next Dapp They Want to See, TRX Fans List Their Ideas’ – via U.TODAY
Justin Sun claims he wants to make a better blockchain world, suggests the community gives him ideas on what Tron-based dApp they want released next. The Tron founder Justin Sun is ‘back on fire’ as said in his recent tweet and promised to a) return TRX into the top-ten list on CoinMarketCap, b) to get BTT back to the top-thirty rank on CMC.

4 months ago

Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee Invests in Startup That ‘Makes Bitcoin Easy to Use’ – via U.TODAY
On Saturday, Charlie Lee tweeted about a startup which, as per him, is really important for the industry, even though it has been around for three years now. The Litecoin founder compares his confidence in it with the times when he joined Coinbase back in 2013. At the end of the post, Lee adds: ‘I’m an investor in Casa’.

4 months ago

OmiseGO Use Cases Expand With Burger King Thailand Embracing OmiseGO eWallet Suite – via UsetheBitcoin
Burger King Thailand (Minor International Pcl) launched a crypto eWallet that uses the OmiseGO eWallet Suite. Minor International Pcl is one of the largest hospitality, restaurant and lifestyle companies in Asia. The information was released by OmiseGo on its official site a few hours ago.

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17-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Bitcoin is ‘Schmuck Insurance’: Morgan creek capital founder – via Bitcoinist
Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently surveyed fund managers and found that investors are the most bullish they’ve been on bonds since the end of 2008. But that popularity comes as long-term risks are developing for traditional asset classes. For these reasons, Morgan Creek Capital Founder & CIO, Mark Yusko thinks new types of protective ‘insurance’ such as Bitcoin may be warranted.

4 months ago

Samsung Galaxy S10 Drives DApp Adoption – via Cryptodaily
The cryptosphere is drowning in dApps; dApp users not so much. There are signs that this imbalance is starting to shift, however, thanks to support from an unlikely blockchain ally. Samsung’s integration of crypto-friendly applications, including an array of decentralized apps, has given the ecosystem an unexpected boost. Now the onus is on dApp developers to push out products that can leverage this springboard to drive broader consumer adoption.

4 months ago

Hong Kong Free Press Adds Bitcoin to Accepted Donation Methods – via beincrypto
The Hong Kong Free Press has officially added Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) to its list of accepted donations methods. For the time being, the organization relies on the BitPay payment processor, but the editor-in-chief claims to be working towards providing true peer-to-peer donations using the cryptocurrencies. Hong Kong has been the scene of mass anti-government protests that have been going on for more than 10 weeks now.

4 months ago

These Bitcoin Users Want DAI and DeFi – Here’s How They Plan to Get It – via Coindesk
Summa co-founder James Prestwich wants to bridge the great divide: bitcoin vs. ethereum. Now his firm is teaming up with fellow blockchain startup Keep to launch the Cross-Chain Working Group, which aims to create a protocol for using bitcoin on ethereum-based systems. The group hosted its first meeting on Thursday with more than 40 participants, including curious representatives from interoperability protocol Cosmos and Ripple’s investment arm, Xpring. “The goal is to provide a platform for developers, other than those employed by a base chain, who work across chains,” Prestwich told CoinDesk.

4 months ago

Scammers Move Hundreds of Bitcoin to Exchanges; Is a Dump Inbound? – via NEWSBTC
Over the past couple of days, investors have grown fearful regarding the possibility of a massive Chinese Ponzi scam dumping the significant amount of Bitcoin (BTC) that they hold in wallets onto the markets, which may have contributed to the recent downwards pressure experienced by the entire crypto markets. Now, new data suggests that a small portion of the scammer’s Bitcoin has already been moved to exchanges, which may signal that a massive influx of selling pressure is imminent.

4 months ago

Next Generation Blockchains: Which Advancements Should We Be Eyeing? – via Cryptodaily
Bitcoin – the original and still de-facto blockchain of choice recently reached its tenth birthday. A mere 10 years later, and the network is still capped at around 7 on-chain transactions per second, with an average block confirmation time of 10 minutes. While it is all-but certain that these technical barriers will eventually be a thing of the past, it is important to note that there are now a range of innovative and somewhat disruptive alternatives that the industry should keep an eye on. Whether it’s through increased scalability capacities that can now compete with global legacy systems like Visa, consensus mechanisms that utilize the ever-growing abilities of artificial intelligence, or institutional-grade security that counters the threats of quantum computing of the future – the blockchain industry is moving at an exponential pace.

4 months ago

Analyst Claims Almost 3,500 Successful Hacks on Non-Crypto Companies in 2019 – via NEWSBTC
Popular digital currency industry analysis Twitter account @Rhythmtrader states that almost 3,500 non-crypto companies have had their security breached so far this year. Well over a billion user accounts have been impacted by hackers. Although difficult to verify (RhythmTrader rarely cites where the figures quoted are from), some of the biggest examples have impacted hundreds of millions of users. The ease with which even massive mainstream companies have been hacked should serve as a stark warning for all those choosing to store crypto via centralised methods.

4 months ago

Coinbase Reveals Password Glitch Affecting 3,500 Customers – via Coindesk
Crypto exchange Coinbase disclosed a potential vulnerability Friday, announcing that a tiny fraction of its customers’ passwords were stored in plain text on an internal server log. However, the information was not improperly accessed by outside parties, the exchange said. In a post-mortem shared with CoinDesk, Coinbase outlined “a password storage issue,” impacting less than 3,500 customers (out of more than 30 million worldwide) that briefly resulted in personal information, including the passwords, being stored in clear text on internal logging systems.

4 months ago

Craig Wright Snubbed by US Court, His Supporters by Crypto Twitter – via beincrypto
Craig Wright, the self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin, is finding himself mired in an elaborate web of lies and deceit that prima facie appears to be of his own making. For starters, Wright’s claim of being the man behind the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto was never taken seriously by the vast majority of the cryptocurrency community. And now he seems to be losing ground legally too.

4 months ago

Monolith Means Crypto Can Now Be Spent Anywhere That Accepts Visa – via Cryptodaily
Monolith, the decentralised finance platform that lets you spend your crypto in the real world, has partnered with MakerDAO and Digix to provide users with even more options when spending their cryptocurrency. The unique contract-wallet design of Monolith means customers can use their crypto in the real world. Whether it’s paying for a coffee, cinema tickets or sending money to a friend, it’s all possible on Monolith. The Monolith app, offers an Ethereum-powered banking alternative, and launched around six weeks ago. Since then more than 2,000 wallets have been set up on the Ethereum blockchain.

4 months ago

Ethereum Coders Approve 6 Changes for Upcoming Istanbul Hard Fork – via Coindesk
Ethereum core developers finalized late Thursday a list of six different code changes to be activated for ethereum’s next system-wide upgrade, Istanbul. As agreed in prior meetings, Istanbul will be executed in two parts. The first, which will feature all six code changes, or ethereum improvement proposals (EIPs), is tentatively expected to execute on ethereum mainnet this October.

4 months ago

British Teenager Gets Banned from Internet After Trading Stolen Data for BTC – via U.TODAY
According to Hard Fork, Elliot Gunton, a 19-old teenager from the UK, will spend 20 months in jail after stealing personal data and selling it on the dark web in exchange for BTC. The Norwich Crown Court also issued a Community Behaviour Order, which bans Gunton from using the internet for three and a half years.

4 months ago

XRP records high “Hype-to-Activity” ratio as over-hyped coins record low trading volumes, GitHub activity – via AMBCRYPTO
A recent report by The Tie.io highlighted over-hyped cryptocurrencies on Twitter, and the details are not surprising. Less popular cryptocurrencies with low trading volumes exhibited high “Hype-to-Activity” ratios on Twitter, a social media platform that has become a battleground for scam bots and FUD stompers of the cryptocurrency market. The Hype-to Activity metric measured the hashtags [#] of tweets each crypto has per $1 million in trading volume, after a thorough investigation of 450 cryptos. The main highlight of the report was a high tweet volume to trading volume ratio for XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, while the ratio for other top coins remained relatively consistent.

4 months ago

FinCEN Director Reminds Casinos of Crypto Compliance Requirements – via Coindesk
The director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) said the casino industry needs to up the ante on reporting suspicious activities related to digital currencies. Speaking at an Anti-Money Laundering Conference in Las Vegas on August 13, FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco said the agency has not received the amount of suspicious activity reports (SARs) expected. “There is a misconception that just because FinCEN has not publicly issued enforcement action against a casino or card club since last year that FinCEN is not looking at this financial sector,” Blanco said. “Let me assure you, this is not the case.”

4 months ago

NOBL Research: 25 Million Americans are considering buying Crypto – via Bitcoinist
A recently concluded Nobl Insurance study reveals that the crypto market grew by a spectacular 48 percent in the period 2018 – 2019. Moreover, the study forecast that the American cryptocurrency market will continue to expand in the next 12 months.

4 months ago

Visualized: Bitcoin ROI Crushes Stock Market Returns – via NEWSBTC
Those who are involved in or invested in Bitcoin, likely know full well the crypto asset’s long-term price potential and its potential to become the single global currency across the internet and beyond. They also know that Bitcoin has out-performed every asset in history, including anything the stock market has to offer, even including the likes of Amazon and Apple, and others.

4 months ago

Hong-Kong Protesters Call for a ‘Bank Run’ – Here’s what’s in it for Crypto – via Coingape
The 10th-week of the protest at Hong Kong against the Chinese government rule took a dramatic turn as the protestors shut-down the international airports. It is one of the busiest airports in the world. While incidents of outbreaks were witnessed occasionally, it has mostly been a peaceful protest.

4 months ago

Tron DApp Report reveals new additions to the ecosystem, highlights growing transaction volumes – via AMBCRYPTO
The Tron Foundation released its latest DApp Review, with the report revealing its growing dominance in the DApp ecosystem, as well as the increased use of smart contracts which surged to 1362 last week. The report highlighted the addition of two new DApps to the ecosystem; namely, Tron Name Service (TNS) and Zethyr Exchange.

4 months ago

Bakkt Finally Gets CFTC Approval, Slated for September Launch – via beincrypto
Bakkt, the cryptocurrency-focused exchange set up by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is set to open its doors this September. This will see the launch of its digital asset custodial and physically-delivered Bitcoin futures contracts.

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16-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Bitfinex completes redemption of LEO tokens on EOS blockchain following burn – via AMBCRYPTO
On July 8, Bitfinex, the noted cryptocurrency exchange, had announced the spending of 27% of all accrued margin trading fees to buyback and burn UNUS SED LEO tokens. In an update for the same, the exchange today informed the community of completing the redemption and burning of these LEO tokens. Bitfinex tweeted, “The new UNUS SED LEO redemption has now been completed on EOS, burning a total of 1750,570.00 $LEO.”

4 months ago

European Central Bank Website Hack Exposes yet Another Fatal Flaw in the Traditional Banking System – via beincrypto
The European Central Bank (ECB) shut down one of its websites on August 15, 2019, after the site was compromised by hackers. According to ECB, unauthorized parties breached the Bank’s Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website, but could not gain access to any market-sensitive data.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Addresses Holding 1 Billionth Of Max Supply Are Getting Closer To 6 Million – via UsetheBitcoin
The number of Bitcoin (BTC) addresses that hold 1/1,000,000,000th of the total Bitcoin supply is currently reaching 6 million. This is according to Coin Metrics Data Pro that provides information about the whole cryptocurrency market. That means that a user would have to hold 0.021 BTC, or close to $220 at the time of writing this article.

4 months ago

Poloniex drops more Crypto pairs as ALTCoins become apparitions – via Bitcoinist
Altcoin fervor is definitely at a low, so much so that crypto exchange Poloniex has dropped 23 pairs citing low volume. Many of the pairs that were popular in 2017 and during the ICO boom have fallen out of favour, as altcoins in general remain at rock bottom prices.

4 months ago

All-Crypto Retirement Accounts Will Be Fined: Australian Tax Office – via Coindesk
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has sent out warning letters to investors who have placed the majority of their retirement savings in cryptocurrencies. As part of an ATO effort to warn against high-risk retirement investment strategies, 18,000 holders of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs), a type of retirement account privately managed by individuals, were told they face penalties up to 4,200 AUD for breaching regulations, according to local media reports.

4 months ago

Binance DEX Lists Aeron’s CryptoBonusMiles (CBM) Token – via U.TODAY
Aeron, a Blockchain startup that digitalizes and secures aviation logbook data, has announced that CBM, the token of its sub-project CryptoBonusMiles, has been added to Binance DEX. The users of the second largest decentralized exchange were able to start trading CBM on Aug. 15.

4 months ago

Someone Just Hacked Binance Jersey’s Twitter Account – via Coindesk
Binance Jersey’s Twitter account was hacked by an anonymous twitter user called @LightningNetwo9. According to tweets posted on Binance Jersey by the hacker, the hacker is a security researcher claiming to operate with altruistic motivations. The hacking was confirmed via Binance Jersey’s telegram account. The hacker claims he could have used the successful hack to scam Binance Jersey users, particularly with a phishing scam.

4 months ago

Don’t Trade Bitcoin, TexasWest Capital Analyst Tells Investors – via NEWSBTC
The recent sell-off in the bitcoin market has brought the price down by more than 15 percent in just five days. The downside action has appeared against the backdrop of a dwindling global economy, shaking the beliefs of many who consider bitcoin as a safe-haven asset against gloomy macroeconomic sentiments. The absence of big hedging moves is strengthening the cryptocurrency’s bearish bias in the near-term.

4 months ago

South Korea’s ‘Bit-Island,’ Jeju, Redoubles Crypto Efforts After Losing Regulatory Bid – via Coindesk
After losing out to Busan in the competition to be declared Korea’s blockchain “regulation-free” zone, Jeju Island is redoubling its efforts to stay in the game, according to a report in the Jeju Island Daily News. The island, which lies 282 miles south of Seoul and is also a province, announced on August 13th the establishment of the “Global Blockchain Hub City Development Research Service,” in which it will be investing 175 million won ($145,000) for research running through December. The modest project will be carried out by Tilon, a Seoul-based company specializing in secure virtualization. Established in 2001, the company often works with local governments and a wide variety of public institutions.

4 months ago

China’s Digital Fiat Wants to Compete With Bitcoin – But It’s Not a Crypto – via Coindesk
China may be about to launch a fiat digital currency, but in all likelihood, it will only resemble a cryptocurrency on the surface. And it probably won’t use a blockchain. While inspired to some degree by bitcoin and the like, the effort is explicitly framed as a strategy to beat them back. The project was thrust into the spotlight last weekend when a senior official from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) said at a closed-door conference that the country’s central bank digital currency (CBDC) is ready to launch.

4 months ago

Want to Buy ‘Virgin Bitcoin’? Be Ready to Pay 20% More, Says CEO – via CryptoNews
Buyers of so-called “virgin bitcoins” are paying up to 20% more for coins with no transaction history, Flex Yan, CEO of Babel Finance, a Hong Kong-based crypto financial services company, claims. In a recent opinion piece, published by Bitcoin Magazine, he said that demand for the virgin coins is growing as “without any transactional history, there is essentially no risk of the coins being seized or frozen due to their involvement in questionable past dealings.” According to Yan, the new Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines, that force governments to tighten oversight of the crypto business, have also helped to increase the demand.

4 months ago

Hong Kong Protesters Stage Bank Run as Unrest Continues – via beincrypto
Hong Kong anti-government protesters plan to empty their bank accounts in the latest escalation of the ongoing civil unrest on the island. The action was officially scheduled for today but there is evidence suggesting that protesters have been making large withdrawals over the past few days.

4 months ago

Bitcoin dump contributes to confusion about Plus Token’s foul play – via AMBCRYPTO
Bitcoin [BTC], the largest cryptocurrency in the world in terms of market cap, has been falling consecutively for the past few days, causing a ruckus in the community. After the coin noted a fall of almost 14% over the week, Dovey Wan of Primitive Ventures suspected that Plus Token’s foul play may have caused the price of BTC to fall.

4 months ago

Man Offering Hacking Services for Bitcoin Gets 20-Month Jail Sentence – via Coindesk
A British man has been handed 20 months in jail and ordered to forfeit over £400,000 ($487,000) for offering hacking services and stolen private data in return for cryptocurrency. Nineteen-year-old Elliot Gunton was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday, having pleaded guilty at a previous hearing, according to a local police news report. Police had found evidence on Gunton’s laptop that he had “offered to supply compromised personal data of individuals to others for them to use for criminal purposes”. The information included mobile phone numbers which could be used to intercept calls and texts in order to commit crimes.

4 months ago

Dash Core Group’s Ryan Taylor laments communication gap between Coinbase and DCG – via AMBCRYPTO
Coinbase, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, recently announced that the organization was “exploring” the idea of adding new virtual assets to its platform, a proposal which included Dash among 7 other cryptocurrencies. In a recent Q&A, Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dash Core Group, was questioned about the development of Dash in 2019 and his views on the current situation that was developing between Dash and Coinbase, after the exchange made the announcement.

4 months ago

This Crypto Asset Doesn’t Exist Yet, But Soon You’ll Be Able to Stake It – via Coindesk
Perlin hasn’t even had the token generation event for its PERL cryptocurrency, and already a leading staking-as-a-service startup has agreed to add it to the list of assets it supports. Staked – which has the backing of some of the most notable funds in crypto, including Pantera, Winklevoss Capital and Coinbase Ventures – helps holders of proof-of-stake tokens maximize their returns. Its new listing, PERL, allows access to a suite of applications designed to aid the international trade and trade finance industry, which is still very much bogged down by paperwork, according to Perlin CEO Dorjee Sun.

4 months ago

Santander’s Coinbase Block Are Fake As Reps Respond – via Cryptodaily
Following a Reddit thread, a supposed Santander staff told the poster that they were no longer dealing with Coinbase in the United Kingdom. It didn’t take long for the Spanish bank to deny this rumour though. On the Bitcoin subreddit, the poster u/iCheat69 claimed that they had been talking to a rep from Santander who said that would no longer be allowing customers to deposit money into the US exchange.

4 months ago

Moscow Blockchain Voting System ‘Completely Insecure,’ Says Researcher – via Coindesk
A blockchain-based system that will be used to allow Moscow residents to vote in municipal elections this autumn is very easy to hack, according to a research note from a French cryptography expert. Titled, “Breaking the encryption scheme of the Moscow internet voting system,” the paper by Pierrick Gaudry, a researcher from French governmental scientific institution CNRS, looked at the encryption scheme used to secure the public code of the Moscow city government’s ethereum-based e-voting platform.

4 months ago

BBC Journalist loses $30k ETH from Rookie Mistake – via Bitcoinist
The world of crypto trading and investing can still be a minefield to the uninitiated. Stories of hacks and scams are still commonplace affecting both individuals and huge companies. Some sensible security precautions are necessary in this digital age as one BBC journalist found out the hard way.

4 months ago

Forbes Crypto Expert: Oversold XRP Is Good to Buy Now, Further Drop Is Unlikely – via U.TODAY
Forbes crypto expert and contributor Naeem Aslam believes that XRP is oversold and now is the best price to stock up on it. Earlier today, on August 16, a crypto expert from Forbes, Naeem Aslam, tweeted that Ripple’s XRP is currently oversold. ‘It could be a good buy at the current price’, he says.

4 months ago

Binance’s US Arm to Go Live ‘Within Two Months,’ CEO Says – via Coindesk
The dedicated U.S. arm of cryptocurrency exchange Binance will go live by November, according to Binance’s CEO. Changpeng “CZ” Zhao told Cheddar in an interview on Wednesday that, while the situation is still “in flux,” he expects the new platform would go live in “a month or two.” Due to uncertainties over the U.S. regulatory situation, Binance barred states-side customers from using its global platform Binance.com in mid June, a day after revealing that it would launch the new U.S. division in partnership with a firm called BAM Trading Services.

4 months ago

ASX DLT System ‘On Track,’ Says Annual Report – via Coindesk
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has released its full 2019 financial report, offering some insight into its upcoming distributed ledger-based settlement system. A project that was announced back in late 2017 after trials with blockchain tech had proved promising, the DLT platform is aimed to replace ASX’s ageing CHESS settlement system using technology built by New York-based Digital Asset, then under the leadership of Blythe Masters.

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15-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Kik – SEC verdict may provide a degree of clarity to crypto-regulations in the U.S, claims ShapeShift’s COO – via AMBCRYPTO
One aspect unique to financial markets such as the cryptocurrency ecosystem is FOMO (fear of missing out)slowly, a sentiment that is slowly transcending and permeating every unit of the society. Owing to the growing uncertainty of U.S. regulations, leading in-house crypto-businesses like Circle have started setting base in friendlier neighborhoods outside the United States, countries that welcome uncensored innovation.

4 months ago

Report Shows Almost 295,000 LTC Addresses Were Affected By Dusting Attack – via UsetheBitcoin
294,582 Litecoin (LTC) addresses have been affected by the dusting attack that the network experienced a few days ago. This is according to a recent analysis made by Glassnode, a data metrics firm. At the same time, the company unveiled that there was a similar large-scale attack in April that affected Litecoin.

4 months ago

Andreas Antonopoulos to Release New Book Called “Mastering Lightning” – via U.TODAY
Bitcoin evangelist Andreas Antonopoulos is most probably working on a new book called “Mastering the Lightning.” As the name suggests, it will be centered around the Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s second-layer protocol that is supposed to make the O.G. cryptocurrency more scalable.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Plunges Back Down to $9,600 After Rising Above $12,000 – via NEWSBTC
Last week, a spike in the Bitcoin price pushed it past the $12,000 mark. At the same time, Bitcoin dominance continues to squeeze the rest of the market, closing in on 70%. The highest it’s been since April 2017. Reported volume lends supports to the Bitcoin price movement. At the start of August, this stood at $16.5 billion, topping out at a month to date high of $24 billion around August, 6th.

4 months ago

Maryland Targets Trading Platform Fraud as It Joins ‘Cryptosweep’ Effort – via Coindesk
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said Wednesday that the state’s securities market watchdog will become part of an international effort to crack down on cryptocurrency related fraud. The state is the latest to join “Operation Cryptosweep,” an initiative led by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). As part of the second wave of the operation, 35 enforcements have been taken and nearly 100 more are pending to date.

4 months ago

Ripple’s Xpring Invests 1 Bln XRP into Content Monetization Platform Coil – via U.TODAY
Xpring, the incubation arm of Ripple, continues the streak of its investments with content monetization startup Coil, which recently received a 1 bln XRP grant (about $265 mln at press time). In such a way, the San Francisco-based crypto juggernaut wants to streamline the adoption of XRP and Interledger.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Investors Feeling ‘Extreme Fear’ — Index Hits 224-Day Low – via beincrypto
The cryptocurrency market sentiment is hitting rock-bottom as of late with the Cryptocurrency Fear & Greed Index hitting a 244-day low. This level has not been seen since December 13, 2018, when Bitcoin (BTC) collapsed to $3,000.

4 months ago

Ethereum’s prospect in the foreseeable future looks bright enough to tap $300+ in upcoming weeks – via AMBCRYPTO
The second-largest cryptocurrency is no exception to the wrath of Bitcoin; price of ETH has collapsed by an excess of 14% in the last 24 hours, which is a result of Bitcoin’s drop. The price of ETH, at press time, was $179.99 and had a market cap of $19.5 billion.

4 months ago

A Mysterious $3B Chinese Ponzi Scheme Is Being Blamed for Bitcoin’s Price Collapse – via beincrypto
PLUS Token was busted this year by Chinese authorities after scamming some $3B via its Ponzi scheme. Now, it seems that the wallets are on the move — totaling over 1% of Bitcoin’s circulating supply.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Posts ‘Unprecedented’ 14 Red 4H Candles in a Row – via beincrypto
Traders are shocked and dismayed that Bitcoin has posted an unprecedented 14 red four-hour candles in a row. After some short-lived relief rebounding above $10,000, the leading cryptocurrency seems to be teetering on the edge of another drop.

4 months ago

Republic Launches First-Ever Security Token Airdrop – And It’s Compliant, Folks – via Cryptobriefing
Republic, an equity crowdfunding platform, has set a new record for the cryptocurrency space: the first first regulation-compliant airdrop of security tokens, which will be available to retail investors both in the U.S. and abroad.

4 months ago

Facebook’s Libra may be the death knell for Weaker Economies – via AMBCRYPTO
60 percent of the world’s population could shift to Facebook’s Libra. The world is at a turning point. Financial crisis seems to be rearing its ugly head, trade wars are heating up, and currency crashes are a regular occurrence. In the midst of these economic uncertainties, central banks are making frantic decisions, some on the offense, many in defense.

4 months ago

How Come The SEC Keeps Delaying The Bitcoin ETFs? – via Cryptodaily
Yet again, the decision on three of the most anticipated ETF’s has been delayed for a later date. The three Bitcoin ETF proposals include Bitwise Asset Management, VanEck-SolidX and Wilshire Phoenix. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has hit the delay button on the EF’s once more in order for them to further evaluate whether the derivatives meet the conditions necessary to protect investors. The rulings for the Bitwise ETF was postponed to October 13th whereas the VanEck-SolidX were pushed back to the 18th October. Wilshire’s Phoneix’s proposals are now set for 29th September.

4 months ago

What is US Yield Curve and Why is it Tickling Bitcoin Investors? – via NEWSBTC
What if there is a way one can predict the next recession accurately? Except, there is none. But thousands of market experts, including economists, fund managers, and traders, still rely on something that help them measure the possibility of an economic crisis ahead. That something is called the US Yield Curve.

4 months ago

SBI Group Exec to Promote Bitcoin SV in Japan and South Korea – via U.TODAY
Former SBI Group executive Jerry David Chan will take a leading role in Bitcoin Association to promote Bitcoin SV in Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries. His effort could boost the adoption of BSV in this region.

4 months ago

New Malware Miner Sneakily Hides When Task Manager Is Open – via Coindesk
Meet “Norman” – a new variant of monero-mining malware that employs crafty tricks to avoid being spotted. The malicious code was identified by researchers at data security firm Varonis when investigating a crypto-miner infestation at a “mid-size company.” “Almost every server and workstation was infected with malware. Most were generic variants of cryptominers. Some were password dumping tools, some were hidden PHP shells, and some had been present for several years,” the firm said.

4 months ago

Former US Senator Fights Against Feds In Favour Of BTC – via Cryptodaily
One of the OG’s in Federal hating is Ron Paul. the crypto-bull and former senator from Texas have chosen the current time of wild volatility in the financial markets to take aim at a new anti-Bitcoin project dubbed ‘FedNow’ in development by the US central bank. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Paul is unnerved by Jerome Powell’s plans to extend his influence. As the current US president attacks the Federal Reserve with a ruthless thread of tweets.

4 months ago

Can Cryptocurrency Incentivize and Secure Big Data? – via U.TODAY
Today’s technology landscape is defined by two critical but competing elements. Data, the lifeblood of the digital age, is fueling unprecedented insights and analytics, allowing companies to do more and to do it more effectively.

4 months ago

Santander Bank Denies It’s Blocking Transfers To Coinbase In The UK – via UsetheBitcoin
Santander denies it is blocking payments to Coinbase or any legitimate company. This comes after an unverified report released by a Reddit user claiming that a Santander representative in the United Kingdom informed customers would not be able to deposit money to Coinbase. In a conversation with Cointelegraph, the bank confirmed they continue offering services to send funds to Coinbase.

4 months ago

Crypto Miner Company CoinMine Scores $2.5 Million in Seed Round – via Coindesk
Coinmine, the producers of crypto mining hardware and software, announced a $2.5 million seed round of financing. Led by Los Angeles-based M13 Ventures, Republic Labs, Gumi Crypto and early Uber investor Shervin Pishevar contributed funding, according to a statement made August 15. According to a company representative, the financing comes amid a period of 50 percent growth month over month since April. Additionally, according to internal metrics, nearly 10 percent of customers become repeat purchasers, and fewer than 4 percent of Coinmine One mining devices are returned.

4 months ago

Crypto Lenders Have Earned Just 2% on $4.7 Billion in Loans: Report – via Coindesk
A lot of loans have been made in crypto, but lenders have not reaped a lot of profit. That’s the big takeaway from a new report by Graychain, a startup looking to bring credit assessment to the crypto space. The startup released its first report on the collateralized crypto lending industry Thursday, estimating that $4.7 billion has been lent out over the history of the sector, but only $86 million has been earned back in interest. That’s a 1.8 percent return, despite the fact that loans typically cost borrowers 6 to 10 percent on an annual basis.

4 months ago

Crypto Events for today – via Cryptocalendar.pro
1. Zebi (ZCO) — Mainnet Launch
2. Vexanium (VEX) — DApps Competition Submission Deadline
3. Nexo (NEXO) — Dividend Distribution
4. DAOstack (GEN) — PragueDAO Incubator Launch

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14-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Andrew Yang Gets Surprise Endorsement from Elon Musk – via beincrypto
Andrew Yang, the most pro-cryptocurrency candidate running for President, has scored an unexpected endorsement from Elon Musk. It’s likely the two share similar opinions on universal basic income, Yang’s signature policy proposal. The internet was taken by storm recently over Elon Musk’s recent endorsement of Andrew Yang on Twitter. The surprise tweet has thus far been liked over 97,000 times and retweeted some 19,000 times.

4 months ago

Walmart Files Patent Application For Blockchain-Backed Drone Communication – via Coindesk
Walmart has reasserted its interest in blockchain-backed drones with a recent patent application. Commerce giant Walmart filed for an application entitled “Cloning Drones Using Blockchain” in January 2019 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office publishing the patent on August 1. The patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) blockchain-based coordination system was published the same day as Walmart’s digital currency patent application.

4 months ago

Despite CEO Claims, Dash Isn’t Really the ‘Most Used’ Crypto in Venezuela – via Coindesk
“Dash is the most used cryptocurrency in Venezuela,” said Ryan Taylor, CEO of Dashpay, as he stood on stage last May during CoinDesk’s Consensus event. This statement has been repeated time and again by Dashpay, hinting that crypto is taking off in Venezuela’s economy. But after investigating the true uptake of the crypto in Venezuela, this statement – while bold – isn’t quite true.

4 months ago

Will Investors Flee to Bitcoin as Recession Looms? – via NEWSBTC
The global economy has been facing increasing downwards pressure as of late that has sparked significant fear amongst traditional investors, and now one historically accurate indicator is flashing warning signs of an imminent recession, which could prove to be a positive thing for Bitcoin (BTC). Importantly, analysts are also noting that the sheer amount of global bonds that are currently trading at a negative interest rate is also reason enough for investors to ditch the traditional economic system in favor for Bitcoin and decentralized options.

4 months ago

New IRS Warning Letters Target Crypto Investors Who Misreported Trades – via Coindesk
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is sending another round of warning letters to cryptocurrency users, this time to taxpayers it believes to have misreported income from exchange transactions. In addition to the three letters sent last month to crypto traders advising them they may have incorrectly filed their taxes, the IRS is now also telling certain investors that they did, in fact, report the wrong amount of income from crypto transactions. And the agency is looking to collect.

4 months ago

Measuring The True Impact Of The Blockchain – via Cryptodaily
One of the main trends of 2019 is expected to be tokenisation. This can be anything from a pizza delivery service to artwork can be subjected to tokenisation. Along with AI development, tokenisation will give us an opportunity to order goods and services carried out by autonomous machines and pay with tokens for the completed work. If we take a look at a few aspects of day to day life that could be changed by both virtual assets and the blockchain.

4 months ago

Charlie Lee Explains Slow Litecoin Core Development and Why We Shouldn’t Worry – via beincrypto
Speculations are rife about the fate of Litecoin as the world’s fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap struggles to rope-in competent developers to take charge of protocol development. Two conflicting possibilities emerged over the weekend, including one that suggested Litecoin is as good as dead due to stagnant R&D and a lingering lack of transparency.

4 months ago

Nevada Crypto ATM Operators Now Require Money Transmission License – via Coindesk
Nevada’s regulatory stance on cryptocurrency kiosks has shifted, now requiring a state money transmission license. Speaking with CoinDesk, BitAML Senior Advisor Annelise Strader said Nevada abruptly and without announcement changed its regulatory stance on cryptocurrency kiosks. Following the last legislation session closing in May without passing a proposed cryptocurrency bill, Strader says the state’s regulatory team changed its interpretation of what constituted a money transmitter within the state. Kiosks must be licensed by the state and will require a surety bond requirement.

4 months ago

Massive UK Newspaper Heralds Bitcoin and the “Golden Age of Cryptocurrency” – via NEWSBTC
The United Kingdom’s widely circulated Metro news publication has published a surprisingly bullish article explaining Bitcoin for its millions of readers. The article is scant in its detail but does feature a full Bitcoin explanation video. The overall tone of the clip is incredibly optimistic for Bitcoin’s long term. Rather than caution against its use, it seems to encourage it, explaining in the simplest possible terms and providing information on how to buy the crypto asset.

4 months ago

XRP Massively Falls Amid New Lawsuit Claiming The Digital Asset Is An Unregistered Security – via UsetheBitcoin
XRP, the third largest digital asset in the market, is currently experiencing a massive fall of almost 10% in the last 24 hours. This is according to data provided by CoinMarketCap, in a day in which digital currencies are operating with large price losses. The virtual currency has dropped under its long-term support of $0.28.

4 months ago

Elizabeth Stark Denies Calling on the SEC to Investigate Bitcoin Cash – via beincrypto
Elizabeth Stark, the co-founder of Lightning Labs, has denied rumors that she directed the attention of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) towards Bitcoin Cash. After a Twitter user alleged that Stark had called for the SEC to investigate BCH, Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp responded with a YouTube link to provide more context and quell the controversy. The video, recorded at a San Francisco Bitcoin Meetup in December 2017, shows Stark explaining the SEC’s ruling on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).

4 months ago

This Cryptocurrency Plunged 62% After SEC Files Emergency Lawsuit – via NEWSBTC
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an emergency lawsuit in a Brooklyn federal court in an attempt to prevent a somewhat popular ICO from spending the money that was raised from the issuance of its cryptocurrency. News of this emergency filing instantly led to a massive dump for Veritaseum, which raised a total of nearly $15 million from an Initial Coin Offering in mid-2017 and early-2018, and this emergency lawsuit may be emblematic of an imminent crackdown on unregistered securities that were offered through the course of the 2017 and 2018 ICO craze.

4 months ago

XRP Payment Exploit Targeted on Beaxy Exchange, Trades Rolled Back – via beincrypto
The price of XRP/BTC recently crashed due to a coordinated sell-off and exploit on the new exchange Beaxy. All trading activity and withdrawals have been halted. Cryptocurrency exchange Beaxy, which launched only in June, is facing controversy after its XRP/BTC trading pairs plummeted due to a sell-off by a coordinated group. The cryptocurrency dropped 40% relative to BTC during the attack. So far, the perpetrators are still unknown.

4 months ago

Samsung Quietly Adds Bitcoin to its Blockchain Keystore – via NEWSBTC
Korean tech giant Samsung has added Bitcoin support to its Blockchain Keystore SDK. This will eventually allow users to use Bitcoin with applications via the company’s secure storage hardware featured on supported devices. In addition to adding Bitcoin, the Samsung Blockchain Keystore SDK will also support the Klaytn network too. Klaytn is the blockchain effort by Korea’s largest social messaging company, Kakao.

4 months ago

Ripple takes a step towards decentralization as it sees a significant fall in its dUNL – via AMBCRYPTO
Ripple is undoubtedly one of the largest firms in the cryptospace today. The San Francisco-based exchange has been stung by a lot of criticism recently, despite repeated attempts by the Brad Garlinghouse-led team to disambiguate centralization claims of its cryptocurrency, XRP. A lot has been argued about its consensus protocol, the most recent one being on the issue of Ripple’s validators.

4 months ago

It’s Not Just Bitcoin That Has A Problem With Money Laundering – via Cryptodaily
As is the general consensus, Bitcoin can supposedly make it easier for criminals and fraudsters to conduct illegal transactions. The amount of money laundered through Bitcoin is nothing in comparison to the multi-trillion dollar network of illegal transactions that pass through traditional banks on a yearly basis. In a recent report published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, there are more than trillion dollars illegally transacted through the traditional banking system every year. In another recently published report, this time by Bloomberg called “The Cost of Dirty Money”, there are diagrams of the complex world of money laundering, featuring a web of banks, fines and prison sentences. In the report, there are several bad ‘actors’ listed some of which include, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Liberty Reserve, Wachovia, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered.

4 months ago

Altcoin Chainlink On-Chain Activity Makes It A Standout In Crypto Market – via NEWSBTC
The crypto market is a new and emerging asset class that – due to the various innovation factors, its speculative nature, and the technological intricacies of each individual coin – makes assigning a value to any altcoins exceedingly difficult to pinpoint with any sort of accuracy. Crypto analysts use a variety of metrics to determine any fundamental benefits that could affect the long-term price growth of the asset. One such metric is on-chain activity, and according to a prominent crypto analyst, few altcoins are as “attractive” as Chainlink – a crypto asset that recently took the market by storm – when comparing on-chain activity data.

4 months ago

Chainlink (LINK) dump erases $600 Million in market value – via Bitcoinist
Roughly $600 million in the market value of LINK tokens has been erased after a series of bulk sales triggered in July. Following a 4chan media blitz conducted by the Chainlink development team, valuations have fallen by nearly 60% (after reaching highs above $4.80 on June 29th).

4 months ago

Bitcoin’s ‘Kimchi Premium’ Vanishes Again as Trading Range Tightens – via Coindesk
The spread between the price of bitcoin on South Korean and U.S.-based crypto exchanges, which returned in June and hit 16-month highs, has disappeared once again. A measure of how much more South Koreans pay for bitcoin, the spread, known colloquially as the “kimchi premium,” has reached remarkable levels, peaking at 54.48%, according to researchers at the University of Calgary. It then dropped and ultimately vanished, only to return again recently, running at around 5 to 10%.

4 months ago

Tether’s Trading Volume Suggest Bitcoin Could Surge To $20,000 – via Cryptodaily
Recent perks in the trading volume of one of the world’s leading stablecoins; Tether, suggests that Bitcoin could be about to embark on another huge price surge up to Bitcoin’s all time high of $20,000.00. Because Tether is a stablecoin, the value of it’s tokens does not change, it’s fixed to the price of the US Dollar (and other cryptocurrencies). The premise of this is that stablecoins give investors a way of buying cryptocurrency via stable means, without having to keep transferring from FIAT to crypto. Tether in short just turns your US Dollars into easier to spend, virtual dollars.

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13-AUG-2019

4 months ago

Akon To Speak At Malta Blockchain Summit As Attendees Prepare Ahead Of November – via Coingape
Popular African-American Hip Hop star, Akon has been confirmed as one of the speakers at the forthcoming Malta AI and Blockchain Summit. The event, which is dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrencies is scheduled to hold in November and will feature Akon amongst many other speakers.

4 months ago

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Sticks with His Bullish Bitcoin Prediction Despite Trump Delaying China Tariffs – via U.TODAY
The Bitcoin price has plunged below the $11,000 level, which came on the heels of the Trump administration delaying tariffs on Chinese goods until December. On top of that, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced that it would restart trade talks with the US in the nearest future.

4 months ago

Decentralized Governance In Action: Decred Debates Market Liquidity – via Cryptobriefing
When it comes to governance, Decred’s (DCR) open decision-making stands out. The digital currency offers a fully decentralized system in which the entire community can criticize and debate important proposals, without risking a community split. Most recently, that governance system has focused on optimizing liquidity on DCR exchanges. The community is using Decred’s off-chain governance tools to choose the best market maker for trading in the hybrid PoS/PoW cryptocurrency.

4 months ago

PIVX Response to Network Vulnerability Casts Doubt on Project – via beincrypto
The CEO of cryptocurrency research and analytics firm Lunar Digital Assets believes there is something fishy going on at PIVX. Han Yoon claims to have been told directly contradictory versions of events from the project’s developers and was met with juvenile hostility for wanting to discuss a network vulnerability that was supposed to have been patched in January of this year.

4 months ago

Crypto Investors Believe There’s More Pain Ahead For the Altcoin Market – via NEWSBTC
Bitcoin has had near non stop bullish momentum throughout 2019, but the altcoin market hasn’t been near as fortunate – sans a couple of outliers. The sentiment surrounding altcoins is in the gutter, and prices of even top altcoins have continued to drop in USD value and even more so in their BTC ratios. Even with all the negativity in the altcoin market, the vast majority of crypto investors expect there to be “more pain” ahead for altcoins like Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin.

4 months ago

Joseph Lubin Wants You to Be Familiar with Ethereum 2.0 Terms – via U.TODAY
A cursory glance at Ethereum 2.0 is bound to make users confused because of a plethora of new terms. Alethio’s Alex Tzapulica decided to bring some clarity to the table by compiling a comprehensive list with all of them.

4 months ago

Norwegian Air Offers Discount on Crypto Payments as its Owners Chalk Bigger Plans – via Coingape
Reportedly, Norwegian Air Shuttle, aka as Norwegian, which offers cheap flights worldwide is reeling under financial stress. The Airline company has been unable to generate profits in the last couple of years. The management, has hence, looked to diversify their business into cryptocurrencies. As reported earlier on Coingape, the Norweigian Founders are launching a cryptocurrency Exchange, Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX), which is due for launch next month.

4 months ago

Tron network records 500 million smart contract triggers; Tron-based USDTs in circulation continue to surge – via AMBCRYPTO
The Tron Foundation’s native cryptocurrency, TRX, has been bouncing up and down CoinMarketCap’s cryptocurrency charts. The coin was once the 10th largest cryptocurrency in the market, maintaining its position for quite some time. During the last few weeks however, the coin has been plummeting down in terms of market cap and was found at the 13th position yesterday. However, TRX had jumped back into the 12th position, at press time.

4 months ago

Seed CX Begins Testing Swap Contracts Settled in Real Bitcoin – via Coindesk
Bitcoin derivatives provider Seed CX has begun testing its margin swaps products with users, the company said Tuesday. Investors can now onboard to try out Seed CX’s swaps product matching platform during the testing period through its subsidiary Seed SEF, a regulated swap execution facility (SEF), the company announced. Seed CX’s CEO Edward Woodford told CoinDesk that the testing would allow market participants to test both their connections to the marketplace, as well as the products themselves “to ensure they are working as expected.”

4 months ago

Veritaseum Price Tanks Following SEC Accusations of Fraudulent Token Offering – via beincrypto
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has started legal proceedings against the cryptocurrency startup Veritaseum. Among other allegations, the regulator claims that the firm launched its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) without proper authorization.

4 months ago

Power Ledger Successfully Demos P2P Energy Trading In Japan – via Cryptobriefing
Power Ledger has successfully trialed a blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy trading platform, in partnership with Japanese utility company KEPCO. The five-month trial was conducted in Osaka, one of the largest cities in Japan. Power Ledger managed the energy trading needs of the local grid, balancing between local producers of solar power and the consumers.

4 months ago

Ethereum releases Geth V1.9.2; lays groundwork for Istanbul hardfork – via AMBCRYPTO
There have been multiple Ethereum Improvement Proposals [EIP] submitted for approval, but only a handful managed to get approved for its upcoming hardfork – Istanbul. A new set of updates were released by the devs for Geth called Blue Thessia [v1.9.2], a multipurpose command line tool running a full Ethereum node. It includes features for its Istanbul hardfork.

4 months ago

SEC Guidance Gives Ammo to Lawsuit Claiming XRP Is Unregistered Security – via Coindesk
Investors in the cryptocurrency XRP have filed a new complaint against Ripple that marshals the Securities and Exchange Commission’s own words to argue that the startup illegally sold unregistered securities. The amended complaint, filed Aug. 5 in a year-old lawsuit against Ripple, includes several new arguments and may be the first federal case to cite the SEC’s guidance for applying existing law and regulation to crypto tokens.

4 months ago

Canada To Have New Crypto-to-Retail Payment Processing Solution – via UsetheBitcoin
Canadians are expected to have access to a new cryptocurrency solution for retail payments. The information was released by Coinberry and Cyclebit, two recognized Canadian crypto companies, in a press release on August 12. This is expected to help crypto users to make digital currency payments.

4 months ago

Legal Expert Katharina Pistor Weighs in on Facebook’s Libra – via Coindesk
“You can’t put the genie back into the bottle,” said Katharina Pistor at our exclusive event in DC during the Libra hearings. Pistor, the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School, explored the legality – and importance – of corporate tokens like Libra in a world that seems reticent to adopt them. “Facebook’s Libra is designed to become a new global currency that will complement existing fiat currencies. It is designed as a for-profit currency of currencies,” Pistor said at the House Financial Services Committee on July 17.

4 months ago

ICON Foundation Will Give Away 3 Million Tokens Towards Representative Elections – via NEWSBTC
Blockchain interoperability network ICON has announced a token giveaway in the run-up to its eagerly anticipated community elections. 3 million ICX tokens (about ~$600,000 USD) will be disbursed to members of the ICON community throughout the pre-voting period, which commences on August 26.

4 months ago

Will this Coinbase-backed Crypto Derivatives Exchange offering 150x Leverage Challenge BitMEX? – via Coingape
According to a report, upcoming London-based crypto derivative exchange Blade has secured funding amounting to $4.3 million. Among the exchange’s investors are popular companies including Coinbase, Slow Ventures, SV Angel, A.Capital, as well as Justin Kan and Adam D’Angelo.

4 months ago

New Zealand’s ASB Bank Takes Stake in Trade Finance Blockchain Startup – via Coindesk
A New Zealand bank has invested a “significant” amount in a startup working to put trade finance on a blockchain. Announced Tuesday, ABS Bank – an institution owned by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – said it backed the TradeWindow platform after taking part in a pilot utilizing its tech to carry out a trade between a Korean importer and a New Zealand meat exporter last year. A.J. Smith, founder and CEO of TradeWindow said the undisclosed investment means his firm is one of the first tech companies in the country to backed directly by a New Zealand bank.

4 months ago

This Crypto Is Worth Less Than 1 Cent. VCs Are Betting Millions on Its Future – via Coindesk
Not all token sales led to quick failures or cash grabs. Some were part of a broader, albeit ambitious, business strategy. The blockchain startup Patientory, which makes a consumer health app and offers enterprise data management services to hospitals and clinics, just closed a $5.2 million Series A including R/GA Ventures. This comes as the startup’s first funding round since it split off from the Patientory Association, a nonprofit created after the May 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) of ethereum-based PTOY tokens raised $7.2 million.

4 months ago

Bitcoin Becoming a Better Hedge as US National Debt Hits $22.5 Trillion – via NEWSBTC
Bitcoin can be many things depending on how it is used. A form of digital money, a trading vehicle for short term gains, a long term investment, or as we have seen more recently, a hedge against government instigated economic hardships.

4 months ago

Multiple North Korean Cryptocurrency Hacks Under UN Investigation – via NEWSBTC
The United Nations has launched an investigation into North Korean cyber-attacks which targeted cryptocurrency exchanges in the neighboring South. India has also been a victim in the digital crime spree which targeted 17 countries in total.

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