18-June-2019

2 months ago

Facebook’s Libra speculated to wash away MoneyGram; Ripple effect on the horizon? – via AMBCRYPTO
What a week it has been for the cryptocurrency industry, with Facebook unveiling its cryptocurrency project, Libra, and Ripple confirming a $50 million investment in MoneyGram. Needless to say, the payments industry will be the prime focus now. However, the question remains, which way will the needle swing?

2 months ago

Facebook Has Yet to Answer US Lawmakers’ Questions About Libra Crypto – via Coindesk
Facebook is still working on its responses to a plethora of consumer protection questions about the Libra cryptocurrency asked by a group of U.S. senators last month. The Senate Banking Committee wrote an open letter to Facebook at the beginning of May, asking the social media giant a number of questions about Libra, after word of the project leaked out in the press. The questions primarily centered around user privacy and data protection, though a few concerned the cryptocurrency network itself.

2 months ago

The First-Ever Shoes Certified On The Ethereum Blockchain Are On Sale Now – via Cryptodaily
This new era in fashion brings a lot of opportunity for Satoshi Studios to roll out other unique crypto fashion pieces in the near future. To be able to regularly offer new items and to keep up with trends, the brand’s model is to release a number of different crowdfunded products per year. This is a core part of the company’s beliefs which encourage responsible shopping habits that minimize waste and encourage quality of life standards for those manufacturing the shoes and fabricating the materials.

2 months ago

Jameson Lopp analyzes Facebook’s Libra project: “It’s not a blockchain” – via Chepicap
Facebook’s Project Libra has been officially unveiled and already reactions to the upcoming stablecoin are mixed. Jameson Lopp, CTO of Bitcoin security company Casa, has analyzed the whitepaper and suggests Libra may be facing some long-term challenges.

2 months ago

New Android 2FA Exploit Discovered, Wave of New Apps Targets Cryptocurrency Users – via beincrypto
Nearly 75% of all mobile devices active today use some version of the Android operating system. Similarly, the great majority of users use their devices for managing their finances, making them a prime target for malware creators.

2 months ago

Economic Fault Lines Are Now Rupturing. How Might Crypto React? – via Cryptodaily
It is getting pretty ugly out there, and that may be why Trump today announced he will meet with Xi at next week’s Group of 20 summit in Japan. May’s non-farm payrolls number in the US was too soft for the street’s liking and US May consumer price inflation (CPI) was up a mere 0.1% m/m and 1.8% y/y, failing to meet retail inflation expectations in the United States. The New York Fed’s Empire State manufacturing index fell a shocking 26.4 points to -8.6 this month, a record decline.

2 months ago

Here’s Why Brexit Hardliner Boris Johnson Will Push Bitcoin Price Even Higher – via U.TODAY
Boris Johnson, the unapologetic British politician who is famous for his tough stance on Brexit, seems well-positioned to become the next Prime Minister. UK-based financial consultancy deVere Group points out that his expected victory in the ongoing Tory leadership race could bode well for Bitcoin investors.

2 months ago

Microsoft, Ethereum Foundation and Chinese Government Agency Joins Hyperledger – via Coingape
Hyperledger, today announced new general members t0 its the organization; Gloscad, Microsoft, Milligan Partners, Nornickel and Salesforce. The new associate members included Ethereum Foundation and Chinese Government agency, China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).

2 months ago

CryptoDaily Launches Sponsored Cryptocurrency Indices – via Cryptodaily
CryptoDaily is pleased to announce that it has recently joined the rank and file of companies that provide specialist indexing data. Our inaugural three indices include The CryptoDaily Large-Cap Cryptocurrency Index, The CryptoDaily Mid-Cap Cryptocurrency Index, and The CryptoDaily Small-Cap Cryptocurrency Index. There are more than 2,000 cryptocurrency unique digital assets in the cryptocurrency markets, and our inaugural three cryptocurrency indices cover approximately 96.9% of the total market capitalisation listed on CoinMarketCap.com, among other places.

2 months ago

CoinMarketCap Unveils Major Transparency Changes To Crypto Exchange Listings – via Cryptobriefing
As questions have arisen over practices like wash trading and false reporting, CoinMarketCap has had to change the rules to prevent bad actors from gaming the system – the result is the Data Accountability & Transparency Alliance (DATA), a group of 24 companies dedicated to providing more accurate and trustworthy information in the cryptocurrency industry.

2 months ago

Brad Garlinghouse Considers MoneyGram Partnership Will Have An Impact on xRapid – via UsetheBitcoin
Brad Garlinghouse, the CEO of Ripple, considers that the new partnership with MoneyGram is expected to have a “big impact” on the xRapid product. Ripple announced on June 17 that they signed a strategic partnership with the money transfer company MoneyGram in order to use XRP for cross border payments.

2 months ago

Facebook’s New Crypto Faces Scrutiny From European Authorities – via Coindesk
The unveiling of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency was immediately met with political opposition in Europe. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and German member of the European Parliament Markus Ferber called for regulatory scrutiny of the social network’s blockchain project, according to Bloomberg. Facebook, with more than 2 billion users, could become a “shadow bank,” Ferber warned.

2 months ago

Ripple and SBI Holdings going for greater Asian market exposure – via FXSTREET
The joint venture of Ripple and SBI Holdings, SBI-Ripple Asia, are set for further expansion in Asian region. A new partnership has been announced with Coinone, a major digital currency exchange in South Korea.

2 months ago

IBM releases an upgrade of its enterprise blockchain platform – via FXSTREET
U.S. tech giant, IBM, has unveiled an upgrade of its blockchain platform. Developers will be able to easily move from development to test product from a single console, via the new upgrade.

2 months ago

Binance to Launch Bitcoin-Pegged Token on Its Own Blockchain – via Coindesk
Binance will issue a number of tokens pegged to leading cryptocurrencies on Binance Chain to boost the number of trading options on its platform. The tokens are also likely to be extended to Binance DEX, the firm’s recently launched decentralized exchange, as they create the potential to in effect move cryptos from different blockchains onto its network.

2 months ago

Crypto Events for today – via cryptocalendar.pro
1. SingularityNET (AGI) — ConnectTechAsia Summit in Singapore
2. XinFin Network (XDCE) — TradeFinex 2019-ADGM in Abu Dhabi
3. Nano (NANO) — Meetup in London
4. Bluzelle (BLZ) — ConnecTechAsia in Singapore
5. Zilliqa (ZIL) — Zilliqa Day Meeting in Singapore
6. SunContract (SNC) — 9th Global Family Investment Summit in Monte Carlo
7. WaykiChain (WICC) — GateIO Exchange Listing
8. Unibright (UBT) — Synchronize Europe in London
9. Skycoin (SKY) — Coinsuper Exchange Listing
10. Binance Coin (BNB) — AMA on Periscope
11. BLOCKv (VEE) — Future of Blockchain Meetup in London
12. Usechain Token (USE) — Mainnet Beta Launch
13. Arcblock (ABT) — Technical Learning Series
14. VeChain (VET) — VET in CryptoFarm Launch
15. Ether Zero (ETZ) — FUBT Exchange Listing
16. QuarkChain (QKC) — Unlocking Tokens
17. Ripple (XRP) — Bgogo Exchange Listing
18. CoinEx Token (CET) — AMA on Telegram
19. BitKan (KAN) — Bitfinex Exchange Listing

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