November 22, 2019

Venezuelans to Receive Petro-Based Xmas Bonuses

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro just can’t seem to take a hint when it comes to the Petro. The Petro is Failing and Will Continue to Do So In another effort to push Venezuela’s failed national cryptocurrency, Maduro has announced that retirees and pensioners within the country are set to receive financial bonuses in Petro funds this Christmas, but does anyone really care? The currency was first introduced in early 2018 through an initial coin offering (ICO). While Maduro claimed to have sold billions of dollars-worth, there is little evidence supporting this. In addition, despite the currency saying that it is somehow backed by the country’s oil supplies, its whitepaper makes no mention of this. Many have had a hard time regarding how to classify the currency. On one hand, many countries are looking to initiate their own state-backed digital coins […]
November 22, 2019

Global Debt Reaches New Highs — Is BTC a Solution or a Beneficiary?

Bitcoin to replace fiat currency? “The Apples, Googles — the world’s largest companies — are using U.S. dollars still. When they switch over to Bitcoin, we can have that conversation.” — Vinny Lingham
November 22, 2019

Coinbase Custody to Roll out Tezos Staking to International Users Soon

It was a matter of time until Coinbase extended the functionality of Tezos staking on a much larger scale. It now seems that the company has made its first move in this regard. On Twitter, a message confirming Coinbase Custody will become an international staking service, was provided this week. Coinbase Custody Goes International This seems to confirm the support for Tezos staking has been a big success. Initially, this feature was only available to customers in select regions, which is far from ideal.  While Coinbase Custody is still transitioning, it is expected this move should be completed fairly quickly. This also seems to confirm the company will support additional currencies with staking capabilities in the very near future. As one would expect, a lot of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are quite pleased by the news. This is despite there still being […]
November 22, 2019

Despite the Drop, Many Believe Bitcoin Will Improve

Bitcoin isn’t doing so well. The currency recently fell to $7,600 after weeks of trading in the $8,000 range, and the technical charts aren’t looking so good. Bitcoin Still Has a Bright Future And yet, despite all this bearish activity, many heavy hitters and analysts in the crypto community agree that bitcoin isn’t done for and is likely to improve its present status in the coming months. Among the figures standing by bitcoin’s side is Tim Draper, the venture capitalist who recently claimed that the currency could potentially hit $250,000 in the year 2023. In a recent interview in Malta, Draper commented that the Lightning Network was likely to push bitcoin beyond any boundaries it might currently have, and he’s confident it will aid the currency in reaching new heights. He explains: I think bitcoin payment processors are really going […]
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin.com Accelerates Cryptocurrency Adoption With Racer Endorsement

Luke Vanna and the Bitcoin.com car are competing for top honors in the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series. Sports partnerships like this can introduce cryptocurrency to new audiences as well as attract more businesses to join the ranks of the many merchants already accepting bitcoin cash across the country. Also Read: Bitcoin.com to Launch $200 Million BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund Bitcoin.com in Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series This weekend, Luke Vanna will be competing in a car exclusively branded with Bitcoin.com’s logo and colors in the final round of the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series at Newport. The Australian racer currently sits fifth in the championship rankings, and could potentially move into the top three this weekend with 300 points up for grabs. He continually places high in Australian racing ranks, and maintains a steady social media following. These factors […]
November 22, 2019

After Testing $7K — Is Bitcoin Price Finally Close to the Bottom?

A bottom may be close for Bitcoin following a steep drop to $7,000
November 22, 2019

Price Analysis 22/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

Swing traders are watching closely as Bitcoin and many altcoins are deeply oversold and a sharp relief rally could occur over the next few days
November 22, 2019

Grayscale to Launch Diversified Crypto Fund for Public Trading in Apparent 1st in US

Grayscale says that its diversified crypto fund will launch for public trading soon — a supposed first in the U.S. — following regulatory approval
November 22, 2019

US Deputy Treasury Secretary: Crypto Raises Questions on Self-Government

Digital currencies can shift some functions usually performed by the government to the private sector, the U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary argued
November 22, 2019

CFTC Chair on Crypto Regulation: We Don’t Want to Snuff out Innovation

CFTC chairman Heath Tarbert says that the authority does not want to snuff out innovation by overregulating crypto
November 22, 2019

Just In: Craig Wright to Cough Up $658K in Court Fees

The estate which accused Craig Wright of stealing $10 billion worth of Bitcoin from his deceased partner, Dave Kleiman, is asking him to cough up about $658K in court fees. The declaration appears after Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart issued sanctions against Wright for not complying with the court order that asked him to surrender half of his Bitcoin holdings to plaintiff Ira Kleiman, brother of Dave. At the same time, the judge ordered Wright to pay for Ira’s legal costs. However, the Kleiman estate got an extension after both the parties agreed to reach a settlement. The off-the-court negotiations, nevertheless, didn’t mature into a real deal. It led the estate to file a motion on Wednesday that orders Wright to pay $592,558 in lawyer fees and $66,023 in expenses. U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom studied the motion on Thursday […]
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Price Crash: Currency Drops to $7,600

At press time, bitcoin – the world’s number one cryptocurrency by market cap – has fallen all the way back to $7,600, meaning it has lost more than $500 in just 48 hours. Bitcoin Falls Again This is a nasty drop, and one that’s reminiscent of where bitcoin stood at around this time last month. During late October, the currency was hit smackdab in the middle when Mark Zuckerberg – the head honcho of Facebook – was scheduled to testify before a congressional hearing regarding Libra and its properties. It appears the U.S. Congress was a little worried about Libra potentially opening the door to money launderers. Bitcoin fell to about $7,400 during this time. The anticipation proved to be too great, and the currency suffered for it. The trouble was that it was suffering already thanks to the low-end […]
November 22, 2019

Morocco Plans to Expand Access to Financial Services With Fintech

Morocco aims to expand access to financial services through the integration of blockchain in the country’s finance sector
November 22, 2019

Bavarian Government to Issue Blockchain-Based Training Certificates

Starting in spring 2020, the Bavarian state government will use blockchain technology to test forgery-proof training certificates
November 22, 2019

HSBC Closes Account Used to Support Hong Kong Protesters

For months on end, Hong Kong has been the scene of intensive confrontation between pro-democracy activists and its Beijing-supported government. It now seems the financial establishment has taken a side in this conflict. Banking giant HSBC has decided to close an account used to support the protest movement in the special administrative region of China. Also read: Economic Turmoil in Hong Kong Escalates as Colonial-Era Law Is Imposed Account Collecting Donations for Demonstrators Suspended The corporate account was closed earlier this week after HSBC found that the actual activities it was being used for did not match the business purposes stated by the client, The Prime Management Service Ltd. According to local press, the suspension comes after the bank asked the account holder last month to withdraw the balance within 30 days. The account has been collecting donations for a […]
November 22, 2019

Harvard University Stages ‘Digital Currency Wars’ Crisis Simulation

Harvard University’s Digital Currency Wars simulation considers a hypothetical future crisis scenario involving a DPRK nuke purchase facilitated by a digital yuan
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Code to be Kept in Arctic Vault Facility

Bitcoin’s open-source code, at least its latest committed version, may be kept in a Svalbard vault, joining other projects in the GitHub Arctic Vault project. Satoshi’s Protocol Delivered to Svalbard Vault Bitcoin’s protocol, being an open-source project, is eligible to join thousands of other GitHub repositories in deep storage. The encoded repositories will be filed in microfilm with 1,000 year longevity. The Svalbard code project resembles the Arctic seed vault on the archipelago, where samples of the world’s crop seeds are stored in a dry and cold environment. Ashlee Vance, author and commenter, testified that even the first reels stored did contain the code for Bitcoin’s protocol. Did the first reel of code include Bitcoin @natfriedman? https://t.co/FLGGrkqXiQ — Billy Garrison (@billy_btc) November 13, 2019 GitHub plans to make a snapshot of all active repositories, on February 20, 2020, and store […]
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Breaks $7,000 as Whale Dumps on Huobi

Bitcoin kept bleeding on Friday, extending the gradual losses from the past weeks. BTC broke below $7,000 just around the time US markets opened on Friday, sliding to $6,791.46. Is the Bitcoin Whale the Plus Token Scammer? The reason for the breakdown of bitcoin may be the wallet of the Plus Token scam, which is once again selling its haul through Huobi. In the past months, the size and scale of the scheme became known, as well as one of its chief wallets containing 38,000 BTC. While the mainstream bloggers are busy writing click bait headlines about Chinese miners the elephant… *cough**cough* … whale in the room is slowly dumping through Huobi.https://t.co/Luaq1Afh67 https://t.co/gfnZBiCu0U pic.twitter.com/KKT57IzkSj — ∴ Ergo ∴ (@ErgoBTC) November 8, 2019 The Plus Token scam was largely unknown until the summer of 2019, as it was spreading mostly through […]
November 22, 2019

Tunisia Denies CBDC Reports: Here Is How the False News Spread

The Tunisian CBDC situation has been a mess. It started with fake reports run by Russian media, possibly caused by a Russian startup exaggerating its partnership with the Tunisian government
November 22, 2019

Tezos Partners With Singapore Gov’t Blockchain Platform for Training Program

Tezos has partnered with Singapore-based Tribe platform to jointly launch a training program to attract more developers to create Tezos blockchain-based solutions
November 22, 2019

Mnuchin’s Number Two Says Private Cryptos Pose Threat to Government Power and Will Be Watched

The deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury has raised the specter of a not-so-distant future when private digital currencies have stripped some of the power from governments. Policymakers will take a “hard look” at that, he said.
November 22, 2019

What a Schwab-TD Ameritrade Merger Would Mean for Crypto

A takeover of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab would marry one of the few mainstream financial firms to embrace crypto with one whose stance is less clear.
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Price Dips to Six-Month Low of $7,000

Bitcoin’s price dropped to a six-month low on Friday, with a widely tracked technical indicator reporting the strongest bearish bias in eight months.
November 22, 2019

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Launch in Singapore in Just Two Weeks

Bakkt, the bitcoin subsidiary of NYSE owner ICE, has announced the launch date and specs for its Singapore-listed, cash-delivered bitcoin futures.
November 22, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets to Sign Up Its First Crypto Exchange by End of the Year

Fidelity Digital Assets expects to sign its first crypto exchange partner by year-end, giving clients access to a broader pool of liquidity.
November 22, 2019

Algorand 2.0’s New Non-Turing-Complete Smart Contracts Are a Feature, Not a Bug

Thursday’s Algorand 2.0 upgrade adds decentralized finance (DeFi) features and smart contracts to the $108 million blockchain.
November 22, 2019

Blockchain Sleuthing Firm Chainalysis Slashes 20% of Workforce

Chainalysis laid off 39 employees Thursday citing the need for a “path to profitability.”
November 22, 2019

Global Protests Reveal Bitcoin’s Limitations

Protesters across the globe are testing out bitcoin and other decentralized technologies – then promptly discovering their limitations.
November 22, 2019

EU Launches Estimated €400M Blockchain, AI Fund to Avoid Lagging US, China

A new fund has been set up with the aim of preventing the EU falling behind nations like the U.S. and China on blockchain and AI innovation.
November 22, 2019

Market Update: Cryptos Shed Billions in Rapid Sell-Off

Digital currency prices have been dropping in value this week and on November 21 the entire cryptoconomy fell below $200 billion. At the moment, most cryptocurrencies are down between 4-12% in the last 24 hours and 10-25% over the last seven days. Traders are currently pondering what will happen next as prices haven’t been this low since May. Also Read: The Bank of Google Wants Your Spending Data Crypto Markets Swim in a Sea of Red Crypto market prices have dropped substantially this week with much of the losses occuring in the last 48 hours. At the time of writing, the entire cryptoconomy is hovering around $195 billion after dropping below the $200 billion mark this morning. Global trade volume is flat with only $23.4 billion in crypto swaps in a 24-hour period. Right now BTC is swapping for $7,075 […]
November 22, 2019

Blockchain Security Firm CertiK to Launch Beta for Smart Contracts-Focused Chain

The CertiK Foundation is about to launch the Testnet 3.0 open beta for CertiK Chain
November 22, 2019

What Tone Vays Hates Most About Ripple’s XRP Token

If you’ve been following veteran cryptocurrency trader and analyst, Tone Vays, on Twitter or Youtube for the past six months, it’s possible that you might have noticed a hint of negative sentiment from him towards XRP and Ripple. In an exclusive interview with Bitcoinist, we tried to get to the bottom of what he dislikes the most about the project. The battle against the ‘XRP army of the brain dead’ begins. Take it away, Tone… 1. XRP is just a security masquerading as a cryptocurrency $XRP is a token created & controlled by Ripple Labs (aka Ripple the Corporation). They have tried to dissociate from $XRP but smart people know better. I believe $XRP has always been an unlicensed/unregistered/uncompliant security of Ripple Labs. A devastating first blow. To be fair, it is hard to swallow Ripple’s protestations that it has no […]
November 22, 2019

New Report on Crypto’s Legal Status in UK Lays Out Regulation Options

Experts believe new legal statement on crypto will help London keep its crown as the epicentre of the financial world, “The UK was, is, and will be the leading financial center of the world.”
November 22, 2019

Alibaba Filmmaking Arm to Distribute New Movie Rights via Tokens: Report

Alibaba’s filmmaking arm Alibaba Pictures signed an agreement with SingularDTV to tokenize the distribution rights of its new movie
November 22, 2019

XRP Price Analysis for November 22th – XRP Decline Won’t Stop

By Dmitriy Gurkovskiy, Chief Analyst at RoboForex On Friday, November 22nd, the XRP keeps declining, trading at the minimum since September 30th — $0.2395. On H4, XRP/USD demonstrates the development of a downtrend after a test of the long-term resistance level. The aim of the current trend is the fractal minimum of $0.2100. We should especially note the dynamics of the MACD which is forming a convergence. In our case, it signifies a slow-down of the trend and a decline to the target level. Speaking about a pullback, it should be signaled by a breakout of the resistance line, which is currently at $0.2495. The breakout of the resistance line may let the quotations rise to the broken support line which has become the mid-term resistance level. The aim is at $0.2868. On H1 of the chart and the Stochastic, […]
November 22, 2019

Human Rights Foundation: Stablecoin Privacy Is ‘Extremely Lackluster’

The Human Rights Foundation has published its analysis of major stablecoins’ privacy tooling and censorship resilience, stating that stablecoin privacy is “extremely lackluster”
November 22, 2019

No One is Spending Bitcoin For Fear of the Tax Man

Spending Bitcoin (BTC) may be easy, but mainstream users are avoiding it. There may be one reason – the recent interest of the taxman in digital coins. Bitcoin Income May Create Taxable Event Not only US citizens, but also internationals, see the usage of BTC as creating a taxable event. Certainly, the IRS and other entities are not tracking the BTC transactions just yet. However, there are tools to see revenues recognized from crypto-related services. But there are also doubts that even buying and selling with coins may become taxable, if value was exchanged or services rendered. For most countries, however, an incoming BTC transaction is not counted toward personal or corporate income. Bitcoin is still not being used for one chief reason – betting on outlandish price appreciation, or even short-term price swings. There is limited options for spending […]
November 22, 2019

Tackling 7 Myths About Bitcoin for Beginners

For those long involved in the crypto space, it’s easy to forget just how overwhelming and mystifying the world of bitcoin was when first encountered as a fresh-faced neophyte, unable to tell the difference between a bitcoin and a blockchain, or even what a private key was. In that interest, it stands to examine 7 common myths surrounding the permissionless digital asset, to help disperse some of the troublesome fog that can obscure the true nature of crypto for beginners. Also Read: Here Are Some Fun Things to Do With Bitcoin Cash The Nature of Myths Myths and works of fiction aren’t powerful unless they contain some element of truth in them, or point to some deeper reality. In much the same way, myths and common misconceptions surrounding bitcoin and crypto often find their basis in real life situations or […]
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Black Friday: Marching to $7,000 at Fast Speed

Bitcoin is crashing in real-time and nothing can stop the market from experiencing new lows. The price has finally reached its pre-Xi comments levels, though the bears are so strong that it has already broken below those levels. Bitcoin Dangerously Close to Breaking Below $7k Bitcoin has recently broken below the $7,500 level for the first time since October 25. On that day, the cryptocurrency started the craziest short-term rally it has ever had, being driven by Chinese President Xi Jingping’s comments endorsing the blockchain technology. However, it seems that investors overreacted and rushed to price in the Chinese optimism, but it was too early to do so. Now they’re paying the price, and it seems that bears don’t want to go away. BTC is now trading at $7.246 at the time of writing, but everything is happening so fast […]
November 22, 2019

European Investment Fund Unveils €400M Blockchain, AI Initiative

EIF launches blockchain and AI-specific investment scheme
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Drops to $7,000 as China Vows to ‘Dispose of’ Local Exchanges

China seeks to reinforce the crypto trading ban
November 22, 2019

Canada: Thieves Steal $4K From Bitcoin ATM, Leave $50K Untouched

Two men have stolen $4,000 from a Bitcoin ATM in a small-town grocery store, but left $50,000 behind in an overlooked canister
November 22, 2019

‘OK Doomer’ — Peter Schiff Is Convinced Bitcoin Will Now Crash to $1K

Bitcoin should logically return to $1K, says gold bug Peter Schiff
November 22, 2019

Another Bitcoin Death, Or Just Another Day in Crypto Markets

There have been countless red Fridays over the past few years and bitcoin has died countless times according to mainstream media. Today is looking pretty grim with a $10 billion slump in total crypto market capitalization and BTC plunging through support … but we’ve seen it all before. Another Bitcoin Obituary Every year since the inception of bitcoin it has died if the mainstream media is to be believed. A sharp decline in price sends out waves of irrational panic as day traders and those looking for a quick buck scrap their satoshis en masse. Investors on twitter such as Stephen Cole were quick to point out that there is no real need to panic as this has all happened before … more than once. So that’s the end of Bitcoin then-Forbes 2011, $15 Bitcoin headed to the ash heap-USA […]
November 22, 2019

Coinbase Custody Extends Crypto Staking to Global Investors

International institutional clients are eligible for Coinbase Custody’s staking services as of this week
November 22, 2019

Bakkt Parent Firm ICE Brings Bitcoin ‘Cash-Settled’ Futures to Singapore

Bitcoin’s ‘cash-settled’ futures market is coming to Singapore. ICE, the operator behind Bakkt’s BTC futures firm, has chosen to offer this new product, which will be traded on ICE Futures Singapore. Bitcoin Cash Settled Futures Appeals to Institutional Clients Bakkt has achieved exponential growth with physical delivery futures, but the international expansion chose the cash-settled route. The move was announced just as the Singapore Money Authority announced its readiness to regulate crypto trading, opening a research period until December 20. For the Singapore market, the futures will derive information from the Bakkt physical delivery market. “Our new cash-settled futures contract will offer investors in Asia and around the world a convenient, capital-efficient way to gain or hedge exposure in bitcoin markets,” said Lucas Schmeddes, President & COO of ICE Futures and Clear Singapore. Building off the success of our deliverable […]
November 22, 2019

China: Shenzhen Identifies 39 Crypto Exchanges Defying Trading Ban

Shenzhen lists 39 crypto exchange in line for shutdown
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin Cash Analysis: BCH Tumbling, $200 Holds Key

Bitcoin cash price is declining and it recently broke the $238 support area against the US Dollar. The price is struggling to recover and it seems like it may even break the $215 support. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $240 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair remains at a risk of more losses towards the main $200 support area. Bitcoin cash price is tumbling below $238 and $220 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD is likely to test the $200 support area, where the bulls might take a stand. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis In the past few days, there was a steady decline in bitcoin cash price after it failed to break the $300 resistance area against the US Dollar. BCH price broke many supports near the […]
November 22, 2019

ICE Officially Confirms Dec. 9 Launch of Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures

A new cash-settled version of Bakkt’s monthly Bitcoin futures contract will launch on Dec. 9, ICE has publicly confirmed
November 22, 2019

Chinese Mining Giant Trades First Day Flat as Crypto Markets Dump 5%

Things are not looking rosy for Chinese bitcoin mining giant Canaan after day one of trading and they could get far worse today. BTC has dumped almost 4.5% in 24 hours and crypto markets have shed $10 billion in total so a red Friday is about to begin. Mining Shares End Flat on Day 1 The long-awaited IPO for Chinese crypto mining hardware manufacturer Canaan kicked off with a $90 million listing. Bloomberg reported that the Hangzhou based firm sold 10 million American Depository Shares (ADS) for $9 apiece on Wednesday. An ADS is a USD denominated equity share of a foreign-based company available for purchase on an American stock exchange. The valuation was way less than the $400 million slated by the company in October in Hong Kong. Additionally, its lead underwriter, Credit Suisse Group, pulled out before the […]
November 22, 2019

New Cypherpunk Podcast Debuts Discussing Cryptoanarchy

The Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast hosted by cryptoanarchists @thefrankbraun and @TheRealSmuggler has just released its second episode. The show compassionately reaches out to those listeners tired of the coercive “statist-quo” and explores how anyone can use cryptographic technology and philosophy to reclaim the vital and precious privacy hijacked by an ever-expanding surveillance state. Also Read: The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi Cypherpunk Bitstream 0x01: Cryptoanarchy The second episode of the new Cypherpunk Bitstream podcast, Cypherpunk Bitstream 0x01: Cryptoanarchy, is where the hosts get down to brass tacks and begin discussing the nitty gritty of the cryptoanarchist philosophy, its technological background, and its uses in fighting invasions of privacy and avoiding the coercion of the state. Broadcasting from a self-made temporary autonomous zone in Berlin, the pair introduce the philosophy and movement with @TheRealSmuggler stating: Anarchy is the absence of […]
November 22, 2019

GiveBitcoin.io launches app to send bitcoin (BTC) as time-locked gift

GiveBitcoin, a safe and easy way to give Bitcoin, officially launched today at GiveBitcoin.io. The service allows customers to give Bitcoins to friends and family, timelocks those gifts for a period of time, and teaches recipients about the world of Bitcoin. The goal is to turn recipients into “real Bitcoiners” by the time their gift […] CryptoNinjas: GiveBitcoin.io launches app to send bitcoin (BTC) as time-locked gift
November 22, 2019

R3 CEO: Facebook’s Announcement of Libra Was ‘Ridiculously Stupid’

R3 CEO David Rutter has ridiculed the way Facebook introduced its yet-to-be-released Libra stablecoin
November 22, 2019

Cypherpunk Holdings Acquires 4.5% Stake in Firm Behind Privacy-Centric Wasabi Wallet

Cypherpunk Holdings has completed an equity investment worth $337,500 in zkSnacks, the firm behind the privacy-focused crypto wallet Wasabi
November 22, 2019

Chainalysis Reportedly Cuts 39 Jobs Aiming to Boost Profit Margins

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis sacks 39 of its employees with an eye to profit margins
November 22, 2019

MyEtherWallet chooses Rivet for Ethereum blockchain node services

MyEtherWallet (MEW), a  user interface client for interacting with the Ethereum network, has announced a new partnership with Rivet to provide for its blockchain infrastructure needs. Rivet was created by the same folks who designed OpenRelay, the first open source relayer built for 0x. Rivet provides a privacy-first node service that delivers fast, accurate, and […] CryptoNinjas: MyEtherWallet chooses Rivet for Ethereum blockchain node services
November 22, 2019

Binance now Caters to Indian Bitcoin Users Following WazirX Acquisition

It is crucial for any cryptocurrency trading platform to keep expanding whenever possible. That applies as much to Binance as it does to any other company in this space.  It would appear the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world is doing exactly that. Binance has big Plans for India By actively entering the crypto space in India, Binance is making a very clear statement. The decision is somewhat controversial, however, as India’s current regulatory landscape leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Some even fear the domestic government will ban all activities in the very near future.  Even so, Binance has decided to acquire the WazirX trading platform , which is one of the most prominent exchanges in India today. Starting next quarter, WazirX’s engine will be integrated into Binance’s Fiat Gateway platform. In doing so, over 1 billion residents of […]
November 22, 2019

Backfire in Argentina: Citizens Want BTC Over Peso Amid USD Crackdown

Following the crackdown on Forex by the Argentine government, the volume of P2P crypto trading has risen to an all-time high in the country
November 22, 2019

Developer Launches BCH-Powered Paywall Service

On Thursday, software developer Alex Winter announced the launch of Satoshiwall.cash, a noncustodial bitcoin cash-powered paywall service. The new platform allows anyone to create a customized paywall that uses BCH for payments so people can monetize their work online. Also read: Crypto Swapping App Sideshift AI Drops Access Code Requirement Satoshiwall.cash If you are an avid news reader there’s a good chance you’ve run into a paywall that restricts you from accessing content unless you pay or sign up for a subscription. Paywalls have been used on the internet for quite some time, but it wasn’t until 2010 that a large number of popular online newspapers started using the paywall system. On November 21, programmer Alex Winter introduced a new platform that lets anyone create a paywall that pays out in bitcoin cash (BCH). “I’m thrilled to finally release Satoshiwall.cash, […]
November 21, 2019

Fidelity’s R&D arm completes ERC-1404 proof-of-concept pilot with TokenSoft

Back in June, CEO of security token platform Mason Borda, spoke at Fidelity’s Center for Applied Technology’s (FCAT) Bits & Blocks Club, a learning group focused on digital assets and blockchain. During his presentation, Mason explained the value of TokenSoft and announced an exciting new use case in collaboration with FCAT. Below is a summary of […] CryptoNinjas: Fidelity’s R&D arm completes ERC-1404 proof-of-concept pilot with TokenSoft
November 21, 2019

Trading App for Kraken Futures Is Now Available on iOS and Android

Kraken announced that it is introducing a mobile version of its Kraken Future trading app
November 21, 2019

Bithumb Quashes Shanghai Office Closure Rumors After Binance Denial

Crypto exchange Bithumb denies recent reports that Chinese authorities have raided its Shanghai offices
November 21, 2019

Ethereum client PegaSys officially joins ConsenSys core product suite

PegaSys, a builder of enterprise-grade Ethereum products, announced it has officially joined the core product suite of Ethereum venture and blockchain company ConsenSys as it has been fully acquired to help anchor the offering. Back in the summer of 2017, ConsenSys chose to incubate and invest in PegaSys. Since then, with the support, investment, and […] CryptoNinjas: Ethereum client PegaSys officially joins ConsenSys core product suite
November 21, 2019

Green Policy and Crypto Energy Consumption in the EU

The EU is solarizing its digitized economy without an environmental tax policy — an expert’s take
November 21, 2019

Lesotho May Have a Blockchain-Powered Government Through Apollo

Several countries continue to pave the way for cryptocurrency and blockchain, the latest example being Lesotho in Africa. With a population of only 2.2 million and a relatively small government system, the nation has entered a “memorandum of understanding” (MOU) with the crypto company Apollo to potentially experiment with blockchain technology and see how it can best be implemented into the country’s regulatory bodies. Apollo Is About to Empower Lesotho with Blockchain Lesotho announced in a statement that it is hoping blockchain can potentially improve the country’s present circumstances surrounding poverty, education, employment and even the private sector. The memorandum was signed by the Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology. Apollo has grown over the previous years and is much more than a simple trading platform. It also offers a digital voting system to customers, along with decentralized file storage […]
November 21, 2019

CULedger and FiscalHive to streamline credit union loans with DLT and AI

CULedger, a credit union-owned CUSO providing decentralized identity credential capabilities to credit unions, announced today a strategic partnership with FiscalHive, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based platform provider. The partnership aims to streamline the loan participation process across the credit union industry by leveraging distributed ledger technology. The two parties are currently developing a proof of concept […] CryptoNinjas: CULedger and FiscalHive to streamline credit union loans with DLT and AI
November 21, 2019

Few Big Exchanges Continue to Report Fake Volumes in 2019: Chainalysis

Large crypto exchanges have clamped down on reporting of fake trading volumes in 2019, while few are still likely misreporting, Chainalysis says
November 21, 2019

Kaiko and SESAMm team up to enable deep data science crypto trading strategies

SESAMm, a French company specializing in big data and AI for asset management, and Kaiko, a cryptocurrency market data provider, today announced a new partnership to empower financial professionals to create more informed trading strategies. This partnership will allow SESAMm’s clients to access granular digital asset market data and combine it with alternative data extracted from […] CryptoNinjas: Kaiko and SESAMm team up to enable deep data science crypto trading strategies
November 21, 2019

In 2019, Cryptocurrency Exchanges Diversified

With exchanges controlling so much of the industry inflows, and accounting for more than 40% of the jobs, any review of the year has to start and end there. An analysis of the dominant trends driving trading platforms serves as a proxy for measuring the cryptosphere’s overall health. From initial exchange offerings to staking as a service, 2019 was the year that crypto exchanges expanded and diversified. Also read: Bitcoin Emits Less Carbon Than Previously Claimed, New Study Finds Exchanges Double Down on Partnerships and Referrals Forging partnerships with existing businesses and ramping up referral programs are two ways in which exchanges have refined their service this year in a bid to capture more of the market. In the case of partnerships, it’s an opportunity to tap into the user base of crypto companies that have a strong presence in […]
November 21, 2019

Cardano joins forces with African nations to develop blockchain governance

The Cardano Foundation, an independent body with core responsibilities to help oversee and supervise the development of Cardano blockchain, announced today it has expanded its reach to 54 countries on the African continent to build blockchain governance to future-proof the region’s sustainable growth and development The Switzerland-based Foundation has joined forces with the African Leadership […] CryptoNinjas: Cardano joins forces with African nations to develop blockchain governance