June 25, 2019

4 key Notes on Brave Integrating More Tokens and Cryptocurrencies

In the cryptocurrency and blockchain world, very few projects managed to achieve a prominent status. Especially when it comes to applications or platforms built to improve mainstream adoption, most efforts come up woefully short. The Brave browser is one notable exception in this regard, and it seems a few new currencies will be receiving in-browser support fairly soon.  The Major Cryptocurrencies While Brave supports Basic Attention Token as a utility token, it is a well-known secret cryptocurrency support will be integrated at some point. Up until now, most people assumed this would revolve around just Bitcoin, but that is not the case. Instead, it seems seven different cryptocurrencies will be introduced over the coming months. That is a rather interesting development for many different reasons. Among the list of to-be supported currencies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP, and Dash.  All […]
June 25, 2019

Iranian Government to Cut Off Power to Crypto Mining Until Approval of New Energy Prices

Iran plans to cut off power to crypto mining until new energy prices are approved, an official at Iran’s Ministry of Energy revealed
June 25, 2019

Walmart China Will Track Food in Supply Chain with Vechain’s Thor Blockchain

Walmart China to monitor fresh food progress through the supply chain using Vechain’s Thor blockchain
June 25, 2019

Synthetix Reverses Oracle Error-Caused Misplaced sETH in Exchange for a Bug Bounty

Following a recent oracle issue, Synthetix will reverse the misplaced 37 million synthetic ether in exchange for a bug bounty
June 25, 2019

You Can Now Get Bitcoin Rewards When Booking at Hotels.Com

Bitcoin rewards application Lolli adds Hotels.com as a new partner, allowing users to earn bitcoin from purchases online
June 25, 2019

Crypto-Jacking Strikes Tesla; When Will This End?

Automaker Tesla is the latest company to be hacked for mining cryptocurrency. Tesla Is the Newest Crypto-Jacking Victim The hack was discovered by cybersecurity firm Red Lock, which recently stated that the company’s Amazon Web services (AWS) account had been overtaken by individuals seeking to mine cryptocurrencies. The attack ultimately led to some of the company’s data being compromised. This is the latest example of what can be considered a standard crypto-jacking case. As we all know by now, crypto-jacking has become very common in the digital asset arena, and involves hackers taking over a user’s computer or computer network to potentially mine cryptocurrency without their knowledge or consent. Typically, Monero – given its quasi-anonymous properties – is the main target of crypto-jacking thieves, though at press time, it’s unclear if Monero was mined through Tesla’s account. Once the hacker […]
June 25, 2019

Europol Arrests Six People Allegedly Behind $27 Million Bitcoin Theft

Europol has arrested 6 individuals arrested in connection with a multimillion dollar theft with authorities claiming they stole bitcoin via typosquatting
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Off-Chain Metrics To Improve Your Trading

They say it’s not what you know but who you know. Of course, when trading Bitcoin, what you know is kinda important too. Following on from our rundown of on-chain metrics, here are a bunch of useful off-chain indicators that no trader should be without. And possibly a few more on-chain metrics too. Again, these are compiled from a guide by crypto-analyst, Adam Taché. Mayer Multiple The ‘Mayer Multiple’ is one of the most popular metrics and derives from the current price divided by the 200-day moving average (200-MA). The average value is 1.39, and historically, when it becomes equal to or greater than 2.4 it will retrace to under 1.5. Spent Output Profit Ratio The ‘Spent Output Profit Ratio’ (SOPR) tracks profits or losses made on a spent output and can be used as a marker for local tops […]
June 25, 2019

Kraken Raises Over $13 Million In Its Latest Fundraising Round

Crypto exchange Kraken has raised $13.5 million from 2264 investors in its latest fundraising round
June 25, 2019

Ex-Trump Economist Joins ‘Crypto Central Bank’ After Failed Fed Bid

Decentral aims to perform similar monetary functions for cryptocurrencies as the Federal Reserve does for the U.S. economy.
June 25, 2019

The Guns N’ Bitcoin Scorpion Case Holds Your Shooter and Your Satoshis

Digital assets have become very valuable over the last few years, spawning a string of devices that protect cryptocurrencies from malware and mishandling. Now there’s a company called Guns N’ Bitcoin that offers a durable case called the Scorpion that holds not only a hardware wallet, but also three types of full to compact pistols and magazines for the gun. Guns N’ Bitcoin believes crypto enthusiasts should guard their “pocket-sized Swiss bank accounts” with a case that can protect people’s assets from the elements as well as physical attacks. Also read: Tony Hawk Foundation Added to Bitpay’s 100 Crypto Supporting Nonprofits Its a Jungle out There and Guns N’ Bitcoin Wants to Keep Your Crypto Safe There’s a startup that believes people should protect their digital assets with a case that holds your firearm and your hardware wallet all in […]
June 25, 2019

Swarm and RSK developing multi-chain distributed storage network

IOV Labs, an organization dedicated to the development of the RSK Smart Contract Network and the RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF OS), today announced a partnership with Swarm, a distributed storage platform and content distribution service, to implement and address the incentivization behavior of the Swarm network as a whole, including the Ethereum and RSK implementations. […]
June 25, 2019

Geveva Is More Than Happy to Host Libra

Recently, Live Bitcoin News has reported on all the companies, individuals and banks that are allegedly terrified of Libra or have no interest in working with it. Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Libra? Among these individuals was the governor of Australia’s central bank Philip Lowe, who said that it would likely be several years before Facebook Coin even attracts a substantial following. He’s also not convinced that Libra has any place in Australia giving the country already offers what he calls a superior digital payments system to its residents. However, others are rather excited by the prospects of the cryptocurrency and are looking forward to working with the company and paving the way towards Facebook’s overtaking of the digital finance arena. One of these “excited entities” is the city of Geneva, Switzerland, which as Live Bitcoin News reported a […]
June 25, 2019

US CFTC Approves LedgerX’s Application for Designation As Contract Market

The CFTC has approved U.S.-based regulated crypto derivatives platform LedgerX’s operation as a designated contract market
June 25, 2019

SEC Begins Accepting Public Comments on ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills

The SEC has kicked off a public comment period for a proposed ETF backed by bitcoin and T-bills.
June 25, 2019

Republic of Abkhazia Develops Law Draft on Crypto Mining

Abkhazia’s Ministry of Economy has approved a bill on crypto mining and sent it to the Cabinet of Ministers of the republic
June 25, 2019

Samourai Wallet Releases Privacy-Enhancing CoinJoin Feature

The new feature is easy to activate but may be difficult to execute at scale.
June 25, 2019

Top 3 Ways to Keep Your Bitcoin Safe in 2019

With the price of Bitcoin on a tearing run right now, it’s more important than ever to think about the long-term security of your funds – if you haven’t done so already. Here’s a list of the best ways to keep your crypto safe. Enough with entrusting your private keys to a cryptocurrency exchange or an insecure hot wallet. If you own any amount of Bitcoin, it’s gaining in value. That will make naturally make it a bigger target for the hackers.  With more than $1.2 billion being stolen from crypto exchange hacks and fraud in the first quarter of 2019 alone, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee before it’s too late. Check out these top three ways to store your Bitcoin safely. 1. Use a Hardware Wallet Stop relying on the convenience of exchanges to transact. […]
June 25, 2019

Minnesota House Bill Aims to Outlaw Cryptocurrency Donations

Four Democratic House Representatives want to outlaw crypto donations to politicians.
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin’s Price Rises Above €10K in First Since January 2018

Bitcoin’s price topped €10,000 on Tuesday, hitting the highest level seen since late January 2018.
June 25, 2019

Walmart China deploys VeChainThor blockchain to ensure food safety

Today, the Walmart China Blockchain Traceability Platform, built on the VeChainThor blockchain, was announced at the 2019 China Products Safety Publicity Week Traceability System Construction Seminar. This seminar was jointly organized by Walmart China and the CCFA in Beijing. The announcement was in combination with Walmart China, China Chain-Store & Franchise Association (CCFA), PwC, Inner Mongolia Kerchin Co., Ltd., […]
June 25, 2019

Report Says Gerald Cotten Embezzled User Funds

Last December, it was reported that Gerald Cotten – the head executive of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadriga CX – had passed away in India from complications due to Chron’s disease while working at an orphanage. According to a recent report that has just emerged, Cotten embezzled millions of his investors’ funds before his death six months ago. Cotten Continues to Stir Controversy The report suggests that Cotten spent millions of his users’ money on himself and his wife. Some of the purchases he made include real estate, travel expenses, luxury goods and covering his own crypto losses. The document explains: Significant volumes of cryptocurrency were transferred off platform outside Quadriga to competitor exchanges into personal accounts controlled by Mr. Cotten. It appears that user cryptocurrency was traded on these exchanges and, in some circumstances, used as security for a margin […]
June 25, 2019

3 Interesting Aspects of the OmiseGO-oriented GO.Exchange

More and more cryptocurrency trading platforms are coming to market in recent months. That is a very positive development for the industry, as well as enthusiasts globally. More competition will strengthen the trading platforms in question, which ultimately benefits the users. The newly launched GO.Exchange is rather interesting to keep an eye on, as this launch marks a major milestone for the OmiseGO team.  Focusing on Transparency Anyone who has kept an eye on cryptocurrency exchange reports over the past few years may have noticed a peculiar trend. More specifically, there have been concerns regarding fake trading volume and potential price manipulation for quite some time. Proving those claims are true is very difficult, but it is evident a push for transparency is what this industry needs most right now.  As such, the Go.Exchange platform will push toward transparency to […]
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Startup Lolli Looks to Global Expansion With Hotels.com Partnership

The bitcoin rewards app Lolli is going global in 2019, starting with the travel industry.
June 25, 2019

Wait for October: New Bitcoin Miner Demand Is Again Outstripping Supply

Bitcoin’s price jump has juiced demand for new mining equipment, with some models on backlog until October.
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Likely to be Overbought by July 13, Says Analyst

Analyst and Economist, Alex Krüger, has predicted that Bitcoin could become overbought within the next 18 days, according to the Keltner channel chart indicator. Keltner Channel Shows Bitcoin in Overbought Position Analyst Alex Krüger tweeted on Monday (June 24, 2019) that bitcoin could be overbought over the next 18 days, based on an analysis of the Keltner Channel indicator – which provides information of price/trend breakouts and if an asset is overbought or oversold. Is $BTC overbought? Since 2014, $BTC has traded fully outside the Keltner Channel (2.5/20) with RSI >90 on NINE occasions. ▷ 6/9 times retraced to the open of preceding day in under 20 days (avg 10d). ▷ 1/9 times it took 79 days. ▷ 2/9 times it never retraced (May 2017). Is $BTC overbought? Since 2014, $BTC has traded fully outside the Keltner Channel (2.5/20) with […]
June 25, 2019

Major update to Waves blockchain enables dApps, NFTs and more

The team of the Waves blockchain platform, today announced the release of a major update, Waves Node 1.0. It will bring powerful functionality and anticipated new features to the Waves ecosystem. The major upgrade to Node 1.0, will be the conclusion of several months of hard work. Waves developers say they are especially proud of […]
June 25, 2019

CFTC Approves LedgerX to Settle Futures in Real Bitcoin

LedgerX just got the green light from the CFTC to offer physically settled bitcoin futures to retail investors.
June 25, 2019

Synthetix Trader Rolls Back Broken Trades That Netted $1 Billion Profit

A rogue API caused Synthetix pricing to go wild. A bot profited, but the bot owner rolled back the trades.
June 25, 2019

Chainalysis Whistleblower Shares Company Secrets in Explosive AMA

A current or former Chainalysis employee has gone rogue and conducted an AMA on r/Bitcoin in which he disclosed sensitive information about the company’s blockchain forensics capabilities. The whistleblower then appears to have had a change of heart and deleted all their comments. Thankfully, the internet never forgets. The comments remain archived on Removeddit.com and they provide a fascinating insight into one of the most hated companies in crypto. Also read: Tony Hawk Foundation Added to Bitpay’s 100 Crypto Supporting Nonprofits Chainalysis Has Its Dirty Secrets Aired in Public As a company that works hand in glove with law enforcement, governments, defense contractors and other three-letter agencies, Chainalysis is secretive about the sauce that makes up its proprietary tech. The company was dismayed, therefore, to discover that an anonymous employee was conducting an ask me anything (AMA) on Reddit on […]
June 25, 2019

Singapore’s Coinhako exchange lists Stellar Lumens (XLM)

Coinhacko, a Silicon Valley incubated bitcoin exchange now based out of Singapore, today announced it has added support for Stellar Lumens (XLM). As of now, trading, sending and receiving is fully supported on Coinhako Android, IOS as well as Coinhako Web. With this listing, Coinhacko will provide the following new XLM token markets: XLM & […]
June 25, 2019

Walmart China Teams with VeChain, PwC on Blockchain Food Safety Platform

Walmart China has launched a blockchain-based platform aimed to address food safety concerns in the country.
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Bull Market Leaves Cannabis Traders Green With Envy

Bitcoin’s latest moonshot to a new 15-month high has not just left the gold market in its dust, but also the nascent cannabis market.  Bitcoin Vs. Cannabis: The Grass Is Always Greener Data comparing Bitcoin price 00 with the global cannabis market, confirms a trend which will likely bring enthusiasts back down to Earth. The emerging cannabis market, which Bloomberg described as ‘the next big thing‘ earlier this year, has started wilting over the last quarter while the price of BTC keeps getting higher. This week, the trend came to the attention of Todd Harrison, the CIO and founding partner of CB1 Capital. CB1 Capital is an investment advisory company which focuses exclusively on cannabinoid-based solutions. Bitcoin vs #cannabis $XBT $BTC pic.twitter.com/HeE9Aq4VRW — Todd Harrison (@todd_harrison) June 25, 2019 Despite being an obvious bull for medical cannabis and the associated […]
June 25, 2019

MERJ to become first public securities exchange to tokenize its shares

MERJ, a multi-market global financial exchange for equities, debt, and derivatives, today announced plans to list the first-ever regulated security token on a national exchange. Tokenized shares for MERJ Group will be listed alongside its existing stock, bringing tokenized securities under the umbrella of a national, regulated bourse for the first time. Confirming backing last […]
June 25, 2019

French Central Bank: Facebook’s Libra May Need Banking License

Facebook’s Libra must comply with anti-money laundering regulation and needs banking licenses, according to the Bank of France Governor
June 25, 2019

Swiss Central Banker ‘Relaxed’ About Facebook’s Libra Crypto

A Swiss central banker has suggested that Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, is not ruffling any feathers with the regulator, Reuters reports. 
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Buying Pressure Hits 2-Month High as Price Tops $11.4K

Bitcoin’s price rose to fresh 15-month highs today with a key technical indicator pointing to the strongest buying pressure in over two months. 
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin On-Chain Metrics That Every Trader Should Know

Making money with Bitcoin is easy, right? Just HODL for long enough and reap the rewards.. But what if you want to do more? Trading requires a greater understanding of the market and its various metrics, but sometimes analysts just seem to be speaking an alien language. So how are you supposed to know your CV-DD from your NVT Cap? Thankfully, crypto-analyst Adam Taché compiled some handy guides, which we’ll go through in this, and its companion off-chain metrics article. Realised Cap/Price The ‘Realised Cap’ metric addresses deficiencies in using pure market cap when dealing with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Market cap, formed as the product of current price * current supply, does not take into account lost, unclaimed, or unspendable coins. Instead, Realised Cap sums the value of each coin the last time it moved. Therefore, lost coins and those which […]
June 25, 2019

Buy Airline Vouchers With BCH From Flightgiftcard

It’s the season of travel and if you want to surprise someone with a trip, you can now do it using cryptocurrencies like bitcoin cash (BCH). Flightgiftcard.com is a Dutch website that allows you to order airline vouchers and send them to your friends and family with a personal message. Also read: BCH Can Be the Global Coin for Daily Spending, Says Italian Crypto Executive Flightgiftcard Lets You Customize Gift Cards for Air Travels When buying a voucher from Flightgiftcard, you can choose between three different options. Printout and Email are the fastest as they take only a few minutes to order. In the first case you’ll receive a PDF file in your inbox with customized text and image, while the Ecard, or Evideo, can be emailed to the recipient. You can also purchase a physical luxury gift card and […]
June 25, 2019

JPMorgan Will Pilot ‘JPM Coin’ Stablecoin by End of 2019: Report

The U.S. largest bank, JPMorgan, expects to pilot its own cryptocurrency project JPM Coin around the end of 2019, Bloomberg reports
June 25, 2019

North America’s Largest Solar Bitcoin Mining Farm Coming to California

Plouton says it has chosen california to host a giant bitcoin mining facility
June 25, 2019

BTC, ETH, DAI Cross-Chain Atomic Swaps Launched By Liquality on Mainnet

P2P cryptocurrency solutions project Liquality has launched its interface for cross-chain atomic swaps between bitcoin, ether and stablecoin dai on the mainnet
June 25, 2019

No, It’s Not Facebook: Bitcoin Price Already Up 200% in 2019 Before Libra

Media fallacy wrongly identifies Facebook as main driver of bitcoin price surge
June 25, 2019

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Trading at 40% Premium; ‘Big Money Coming In’

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is trading at a serious premium, which works out to a Bitcoin price of almost $15,000 – indicating that further gains are imminent.  ‘Big Money Coming In’ Via GBTC Data from Grayscale’s recent performance placed it trading at $14.64 as of June 24. At these levels, investors are working with a Bitcoin price of $14,640.  The premium, which amounts to around 30 percent, is not new but has increased significantly as Bitcoin cements its position in the latest three-month-long bull run.  At one point, GBTC traded above $15 at a 40 percent premium, leading to suggestions that substantial upward market moves were still on the horizon. “Big money coming in!” one popular online trader summarized on Monday linking to the data. $BTC big move might be coming.. $GBTC is trading at a 40% premium right […]
June 25, 2019

Over 2,000 Investors Back Kraken Crypto Exchange’s $13 Million Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding effort is said to have pushed Kraken’s valuation towards $4 billion.
June 25, 2019

‘Hope It Makes Me Rich’ — Ex-Trump Advisor Joins Crypto ‘Central Bank’

Ex-Trump advisor and conservative economist Stephen Moore has joined a stablecoin project that aspires to function as a new type of central bank
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Doubters ‘Having a Hard Time’ Continuing Doubting, Says Nexo Exec

Bitcoin doubters are having a really hard time, according to Nexo executive, Antoni Trenchev
June 25, 2019

Tony Hawk Foundation Added to Bitpay’s 100 Crypto Supporting Nonprofits

On June 24, well known nonprofit the Tony Hawk Foundation revealed it is now accepting cryptocurrencies for donations through Bitpay. The foundation founded by the pro skater Tony Hawk has funded 623 skatepark projects and now people can donate with BCH and BTC. With the latest collaboration, Bitpay now services over 100 nonprofit organizations processing $37 million in donations over the last three years. Also read: BCH Development Fund Doubles Its Goal After a Successful Month Tony Hawk Foundation Now Supports Crypto Payments Tony Hawk is one of the most recognizable professional skateboarders of all time. The American athlete has influenced generations of kids and young adults to jump on a four-wheeled board. Hawk not only created dozens of the tricks we know of today, but he was always relatable and funny in movies like Gleaming the Cube and the […]
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin IRA, BitGo Launch Insured IRA Composed Entirely of Crypto

The new self-directed crypto retirement plan features $100 million in insurance protections and lower fees.
June 25, 2019

Loyyal gets Korean patent award for its blockchain incentive program technology

Loyyal, an interoperable loyalty and rewards platform powered by blockchain, today announced the award by the Korea Intellectual Property Office of Patent number 10-1955833, for Distributed Ledger Protocol to Incentivize Transactional and Non-Transactional Commerce. This latest addition to Loyyal’s growing portfolio of intellectual property covers incentive and loyalty program implementation methods using distributed ledger protocol […]
June 25, 2019

New $35 Raspberry Pi is the Most Powerful Yet for Running a Full Bitcoin Node

The Raspberry Pi Foundation released a new, more powerful model of its miniscule single-board computer, which costs $35 a pop and can run full nodes on the bitcoin network
June 25, 2019

Tron (TRX) Price Analysis: Primed To Surpass $0.0420 and $0.0440

Tron price regained strength and recently traded above the key $0.0358 resistance against the US Dollar. TRX price is now trading above the $0.0380 level and it may soon test the $0.0400 level. There is a rising channel in place with support near $0.0385 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Bitfinex). The price is likely to gain momentum towards the $0.0420 and $0.0440 levels in the near term. TRON price is showing a lot of positive signs above $0.0380 against the US Dollar, but struggled vs bitcoin. TRX price must continue to rise as long as BTC remains in an uptrend. Tron Price Analysis This past week, there was an important break in TRON price above the $0.0340 resistance against the US Dollar. The TRX/USD pair gained strength and traded above the $0.0350 resistance plus the 55 simple moving […]
June 25, 2019

JPMorgan to Start Customer Trials of Its ‘JPM Coin’ Crypto

JPMorgan Chase is reportedly to start client trials of its “JPM Coin” cryptocurrency for intercompany remittances.
June 25, 2019

There Are Now More Than 5,000 Bitcoin ATMs Around The World

As bitcoin price soars, the ATM market is hitting its own records this week
June 25, 2019

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Could Continue To Surge And Follow Bitcoin

Ethereum price climbed higher sharply and settled above the $300 level against the US Dollar. ETH price completed a downside correction near $300 and it is currently climbing towards $320. There is a major bullish continuation pattern forming with resistance near $316 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely to surge above the $320 and $325 resistance levels in the coming sessions. Ethereum price is gaining pace above $312 against the US Dollar. ETH might continue to grind higher, with chances of a push above the $325 and $332 levels. Ethereum Price Analysis In the past few days, there was a strong rise in Ethereum price above the $280 and $285 resistances against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair even broke the key $300 resistance and settled above the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). The […]
June 25, 2019

Predictable Bitcoin Bubble Rants Begin Again as BTC Booms

Nothing grabs the attention more than an epic price pump of any asset. Bitcoin is no different; however the groups of those against it, probably because they don’t comprehend it, are starting to emerge from their caves hollering about bubbles once again. Bitcoin Is A Bubble … Again We heard it all before in 2017; ‘Bitcoin is a bubble that will burst’. Granted, BTC did fall over 80% the following year but has since recovered back to just 45% in the past few months. Since its bottom of $3,200 in mid-December, bitcoin has made over 250% to current levels and does not look like stopping there. Naturally, its energetic performance over the past few months has riled the rafts of those that still hold the opinion that BTC is a speculative bubble. American libertarian, stockbroker, financial commentator, and radio personality, […]
June 25, 2019

Circle CEO: ‘Non-Sovereign’ Bitcoin and Cryptos Will See Continued Growth

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire believes non-sovereign cryptos such as bitcoin will see continued growth despite the emergence of assets such as Facebook’s Libra and stablecoins
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Breaks $200 Billion Market Cap For the First Time in 17 Months

Bitcoin is busy deleting the last traces of its 2018 bear market
June 25, 2019

Location based incentive dApp Geon launches IEO on Nauticus

Geon Network, today is launching the first phase of its IEO program with Nauticus, an Australian government regulated cryptocurrency exchange and blockchain ecosystem, with active users in over 84 countries. geon.network Launched to the public officially in October 2018, Geon allows users from around the world to explore over 1,500,000 interesting places and Geomine Geon […]
June 25, 2019

Updated Crypto Guidelines From FATF Has Far-Reaching Implications

The FATF (Financial Action Task Force) has revealed updated guidelines that would require cryptocurrency and digital asset exchanges—and potentially independent business owners and crypto holders—to share sensitive customer information as VASPs (Virtual Asset Service Providers), compromising user privacy and restricting crypto market access. Also read: BCH Development Fund Doubles Its Goal After a Successful Month The Incoming Deluge Regulations have value. In a private business they are boundaries and expectations set by the owner, and adhered to voluntarily by those that utilize their service. Management-imposed regulations in a private brokerage firm can keep irresponsible practices such as selling heavily margined stocks and other credit scams to naïve, desperate, and gullible investors to a minimum, for example. However, when regulations move beyond the realm of private property, and into the field of force and coercion—applied to all individuals regardless of property […]
June 25, 2019

Bitt presents blockchain digital currency to Central Bank of the Republic of Haiti

Last month, the Central Bank of the Republic of Haiti, La Banque de la République d’Haiti (BRH) invited Barbados-based fintech company, Bitt, to deliver a presentation on the likely benefits of a blockchain-based Central Bank Digital Currency to key stakeholders in Haiti. Members of the audience included representatives from international funding organizations and decision makers […]
June 25, 2019

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency: Bad for Privacy, Bad for Competition

Allowing Facebook to mint its own coin would turn it into the greatest monopoly in history, argues Signature Bank’s chairman.
June 25, 2019

DigitalRoadGroup and Deribit partner to serve institutional bitcoin trading

DigitalRoadGroup, an Asia based digital asset brokerage, announced recently that it has formally entered into a partnership with Deribit, a bitcoin options and futures exchange, headquartered in the Netherlands. Deribit will be one of the first exchange platforms supported by DigitalRoadGroup’s latest SDK for professional institutional investors. The SDK was released on June 6th, and […]
June 25, 2019

Bitcoin Price Surge Dampens Altcoin Rally Hopes

There has been no Monday correction for Bitcoin this week as the top cryptocurrency has held on to its weekend gains. With market dominance, a touch under 60% many traders and crypto aficionados are beginning to wonder if the altcoins will ever recover. Bitcoin Price Holding Steady Above $11000 Bitcoin is back at its 2019 high of just over $11,200 at the moment. It has spent most of the past day consolidating around $10,800 but started heading north again during the morning’s Asian trading session. Since the same time, last week BTC has made a solid 20% and has shown no signs of slowing down. Bitcoin price 1 hour candles – Tradingview.com There is a lot of resistance in the $11,700 region but that has not thwarted Bitcoin previously. A correction right now would be healthy though as parabolic charts […]
June 25, 2019

48 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Now Approved in the Philippines

The number of approved cryptocurrency exchanges has been growing in the Philippines. In addition to 11 operators registered by the central bank, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, there are 37 other crypto exchange operators licensed by the government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority. Also read: FATF Releases Global Standards for Crypto Assets 11 Crypto Exchanges Registered by Central Bank The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has registered 11 cryptocurrency exchanges, allowing them to operate in the country, according to the most recent list of Remittance and Transfer Companies with Money Changing or Foreign Exchange Dealing and Virtual Currency (VC) Exchange Service. The licensees are Betur Inc. dba Coins.ph, Rebittance Inc., Bloomsolutions Inc., Virtual Currency Philippines Inc., Etranss Remittance International Corp., Fyntegrate Inc., Zybi Tech Inc., Bexpress Inc., Coinville Phils Inc., Aba Global Philippines Inc., and Bitan Moneytech Co. Ltd. The central […]
June 25, 2019

Ethereum-Based Synthetic Asset Platform Loses Over 37M Tokens in Oracle Attack

An asset platform that allows for the minting and trading of synthetic assets recently lost over 37 million synthetic ether in an apparent oracle attack
June 25, 2019

Start and Deploy your Own Fully Synced Ethereum Node in Under 10 Minutes

Photo by Clint Adair on Unsplash Deploying a smart contract these days is easier than you think. By combining a popular framework called Embark with Chainstack’s capability to quickly deploy Ethereum nodes on the Mainnet, smart contract deployment is as easy as sending an email. Dependencies Before continuing, you should install these dependencies: NodeJS & NPM Geth Once we’ve installed these dependencies, we can install Embark. npm install -g embark Also you should install Metamask to simplify the interaction process later on. Smart Contracts Fractional ownership of a high value asset can be made possible via smart contracts. The Lisa Mona, a piece of artwork that costs approximately $100,000,000 is up for auction to small retail investors. Since retail investors do not have the funds to purchase the Lisa Mona in its entirety, the Lisa Mona can be represented by 1000 tokens on the Ethereum […]
June 25, 2019

LedgerX gets approval to offer retail bitcoin spot, options, and futures contracts

LedgerX, a bitcoin trading venue, today received approval from regulators to offer retail clients of any size access to bitcoin spot, options, futures contracts, and more. If you live in the US or Singapore, have a drivers license or other form of government ID, it is now possible to sign up. The company accepts both […]
June 25, 2019

Researchers Discover a Material Which Might Prevent Rechargeable Battery Degradation

Batteries have changed our society forever, although the concept itself still warrants some further improvements. For many years now, technology companies and researchers have tried to extend battery life through various means. It now seems the University of Tokyo may have come up with the perfect solution. Its self-repairing electrode material can store electricity and thus impact battery life in a major way.  Self-repairing Electrode Material Changes Everything To this date, no one even considered the possibility of extended the life of a battery through self-repairing electrode material. If the findings of the University of Tokyo are to be believed, that situation will come to change in the years ahead. Researchers discovered a way to potentially increase battery life at no additional cost. In fact, the overall performance of a battery would never suffer from degradation again.  To put this […]