13-AUG-2019

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.”

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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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