December 6, 2019

The Politics of Destruction

For some time now, I have been aware of a widespread fascination among many libertarians with Jim Bell’s “Assassination Politics” (AP). At my request, Robert Vroman has defended the merits of AP. In this article, I will argue that AP is just about the single worst idea that libertarians could advocate. Despite my misgivings, I thank Vroman for his article, so that AP sympathizers may be reassured that I am not attacking a strawman. **This following article is an opinion piece written by the economist and libertarian author Robert Murphy. “The Politics of Destruction” written by Murphy first appeared on anti-state.com on July 11, 2002, in response to “The Jim Bell System” written by Robert Vroman about assassination politics (AP). Vroman’s intro can be read here, and his response to Murphy’s critique can be read here. Murphy is well known […]
December 6, 2019

IDEX Unveils a Demo Version of Optimistic Rollups

Cryptocurrency trading platforms need to keep growing and evolving to remain competitive. The IDEX team has opened a public beta of its new platform, which introduces some big changes.  IDEX Is one of the most popular decentralized exchange platforms in the world today. Prominent Changes for IDEX Users Even so, there is no reason not to innovate further and bring pressure to potential competitors. For IDEX 2.0, there are some interesting features users can take advantage of. The optimistic rollups will introduce a massive increase in off-chain transactions. In fact, it theoretically becomes possible to achieve unlimited off-chain scaling without increasing the on-chain settlement costs.  During the demo of the new platform, the team will get a better idea as to how viable this approach is and whether more tweaks will be needed.  There will also be some changes to […]
December 6, 2019

Tron and Poloniex Relationship Scrutinized After Digibyte Delisting

The crypto firm Circle recently revealed that it was spinning off the trading platform Poloniex and has since warned customers to withdraw assets or they may be sent to state governments. Following the announcement, the founder of the crypto network Digibyte (DGB), Jared Tate, explained he was extremely upset that his friend’s and family’s sensitive personal data “is now in the hands of [Poloniex].” Not too long after Tate’s tweet, the Poloniex Twitter account responded by denying ownership of U.S. customer data, and revealed the exchange would “delist DGB soon.” Also Read: Circle Warns Poloniex US Customer Assets May Be Sent to the Government Crypto Community Discusses Poloniex Delisting Digibyte ‘After Careful Review’ The trading platform Poloniex has been scrutinized lately after the over-the-counter (OTC) digital currency management firm Circle sold the exchange in October. After the spinoff, Frank Chaparro […]
December 6, 2019

CryptoBridge Closes Down and Waves Relaunches, DEXs Face Tough Times

CryptoBridge DEX is closing down in a hurry, forcing customers to complete KYC procedures within just two weeks to get their money back. Should other exchanges be worried?
December 6, 2019

Deutsche Bank Research: Crypto to Replace Fiat Currencies by 2030

Per Deutsche Bank’s recent research, people’s heightened demand for dematerialized means of payment and anonymity could drive more individuals to digital currencies
December 6, 2019

Multicoin Capital Hires Principal in Asia as Crypto VCs Look East

Mable Jiang, formerly of Nirvana Capital, will spearhead the venture firm’s hunt for new deals in Asia.
December 6, 2019

BitFlyer’s New ‘Instant Buy’ Feature Lets Users Buy Crypto With Cards or Transfers

BitFlyer is allowing its European users to buy crypto using a credit card, debit card or local instant transfer
December 6, 2019

dlab announces six new teams for second round of blockchain accelerator

dlab, a startup accelerator and venture studio exploring new topics in decentralization and blockchain technology, has announced the six new teams for the second round of its blockchain accelerator program. The six companies listed below that dlab has chosen to invest in as part of dlab 02 are a diverse group, whose founders are spread […] CryptoNinjas: dlab announces six new teams for second round of blockchain accelerator
December 6, 2019

Known Crypto-Hater Sherman to Chair Congressional Subcommittee on Investor Protection

Crypto-hater U.S. Congressman Brad Sherman gets elected as Chair of Congressional subcommittee on investor protection
December 6, 2019

Blockchain privacy protocol Enigma explores new use-cases with Chainlink

Enigma, a decentralized, open-source protocol that lets anyone perform computations on encrypted data, bringing privacy to smart contracts and public blockchains, has announced expanded collaboration with decentralized oracle network Chainlink, to focus on the integration of their protocols for new use cases in “secret smart contracts.” In the near term, the two teams will explore […] CryptoNinjas: Blockchain privacy protocol Enigma explores new use-cases with Chainlink
December 5, 2019

Crypto exchange ChangeNOW freezes 9 ETH deposit from Upbit hackers

ChangeNOW, an instant cryptocurrency exchange service, has announced that two days after the November 27th Upbit hack of 342,000 ETH, ChangeNOW received a 9 ETH deposit from one of the blacklisted addresses. The deposited funds were immediately frozen and transferred to secure storage. Soon after the hack, ChangeNOW received the hacker’s addresses from the Upbit […] CryptoNinjas: Crypto exchange ChangeNOW freezes 9 ETH deposit from Upbit hackers
December 5, 2019

Former eToro Analyst to Provide Crypto-Trading Course for Cointelligence

“Crypto has to be seen from a macro perspective,” Mati Greenspan says.
December 5, 2019

OKCoin now supports SGD-based spot trading for bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH)

OKCoin, a popular bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange company, today announced an expansion into Singapore Dollar (SGD) spot trading markets. New customers residing in Singapore and Brunei will be able to now access SGD-based spot trading services for bitcoin (BTC) and ethereum (ETH). Existing Customers SGD-based spot trading services will not be available for previously existing […] CryptoNinjas: OKCoin now supports SGD-based spot trading for bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH)
December 5, 2019

Bitfury launches enterprise division for bitcoin-anchored blockchain service

Bitfury, a full-service blockchain technology company, today announced it has launched Exonum Enterprise, a full-service blockchain division building on Bitfury’s Exonum blockchain framework. The Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering will help companies and governments easily design and launch private blockchain projects. Already deployed for several use-cases, Bitfury used Exonum’s timestamping feature to validate and secure land titles […] CryptoNinjas: Bitfury launches enterprise division for bitcoin-anchored blockchain service
December 5, 2019

Ripple Boosts MoneyGram Investments; Plans to Bring in More Banks

Ripple appears to be undergoing a lot of changes, and by changes we mean extreme growth. Ripple: Growth Is on the Horizon First off, the boss of Ripple – Brad Garlinghouse – has expressed an interest in bringing more banks into the Ripple family. At a recent SWELL event, the head executive of the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap spewed out several angry words towards SWIFT, and international payment and remittance service, and called it a “one-way messaging system.” He explained: You execute a SWIFT wire transaction and the only way you know I received it is when you send me a note saying, ‘Hey, I sent you a wire.’ This does not need to happen in a world where people can use better technology. He then took the opportunity to tout his cryptocurrency, saying Ripple had improved SWIFT’s […]
December 5, 2019

HedgeTrade opens up invite-only Beta for new crypto social trading platform

HedgeTrade, a social cryptocurrency trading platform, today was happy to announce the launch of the HedgeTrade invitation-only Beta. The Beta gives the HedgeTrade community the chance to register on the functioning platform, begin sharing and buying cryptocurrency trading predictions and earn HedgeTrade (HEDG) tokens. The platform is designed to be a simple, engaging open market […] CryptoNinjas: HedgeTrade opens up invite-only Beta for new crypto social trading platform
December 5, 2019

Ripple Files Last Bid to Dismiss XRP Securities Lawsuit Before Court Meeting

Even if XRP were a security, the investors suing Ripple brought their case far too late for it to proceed, the company said in a new filing.
December 5, 2019

Wyre’s cashingout.me instantly turns crypto donations to cash, and deposits to bank accounts

Wyre, a blockchain payment company, just launched a new solution for content creators to accept crypto. Cashingout.me links bank accounts with a blockchain address, and lets anyone convert crypto donations into cash. “Recently, when PayPal recently announced they were going to no longer work with PornHub we saw an opportunity to leverage our infrastructure to […] CryptoNinjas: Wyre’s cashingout.me instantly turns crypto donations to cash, and deposits to bank accounts
December 5, 2019

Virgil Griffith May Have Wanted to Help North Korea Mine Ether

Virgil Griffith, the 36-year-old Singapore resident (and U.S. citizen) who was recently arrested for giving a seminar about blockchain and cryptocurrency in North Korea, allegedly said once that it would be really “cool” if the country learned how to mine ether tokens, according to an unnamed source who boasts “deep knowledge” of the matter. Did Griffith Want to Help North Korea Mine ETH? Griffith was arrested over the Thanksgiving holiday at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after he had failed to get the proper clearance to fly to North Korea. While stationed in the country, Griffith allegedly offered a seminar to listeners explaining how they could use crypto and blockchain to potentially override U.S. sanctions. Griffith is currently out on bail and has received defense from various members of the crypto community including Vitalik Buterin – the co-founder of Ethereum […]
December 5, 2019

Pomp Joins Figure’s Board as Firm Completes $103M Funding Round

Morgan Creek Digital’s co-founder Pomp joins Figure’s board as his company leads the $103 funding round
December 5, 2019

EU Won’t Let Stablecoins Enter Its Market Until Risks Are Addressed

No global stablecoin project should begin operations in the EU until the associated risks are addressed, EU authorities say in a new adopted statement
December 5, 2019

Crypto Market Flips Green — But Is Bitcoin Ready to Retest $8,000?

Bitcoin price is attempting a second go at $7.8K but bulls must first overcome strong resistance at $7,400-$7,650
December 5, 2019

SpaceChain sends blockchain hardware wallet to International Space Station

SpaceChain, a community-based space platform that combines space and blockchain technologies to build the world’s first open-source blockchain-based satellite network, allowing users to develop and run applications in space, announced that its blockchain hardware wallet technology is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS), aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of today’s CRS-19 […] CryptoNinjas: SpaceChain sends blockchain hardware wallet to International Space Station
December 5, 2019

ECB Nominee Blames Resistance to Negative Rates on Financial Illiteracy

European Central Bank (ECB) executive board nominee and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, Isabel Schnabel, recently remarked at a European Parliament hearing that “This scapegoating [of the ECB] is extremely dangerous: it may damage the trust in the euro.” Schnabel was speaking out in defense of negative deposit rates being employed as a result of ECB policy. The German economist also remarked that “we cannot expect that the general population understands what the ECB is doing.” Also Read: ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have Our Savings Protected’ Negative, Nominal and Real Rates While some may indeed be unaware of the difference between nominal and real interest rates, the fact that Isabel Schnabel defends unorthodox monetary policy like NIRP by insulting the average European’s intelligence is a little more than troubling. […]
December 5, 2019

Australian Police Seizes Over AU$1.5m in Cryptocurrencies From Drug-dealing Couple

Criminals continue to use cryptocurrencies to mask them activities. Despite the lack of privacy and anonymity, it seems unlikely that this trend will come to an end soon. In Australia, two culprits were apprehended this week for selling various types of drugs. Two More Criminals Use Bitcoin and get Caught The Perth couple is suspected of dealing in MDMA and ecstasy tablets hidden in toy painting kits. Australian Border Force officials discovered these strange packets several months ago.  These packages are shipped from the UK, indicating the couple was buying the drugs to resell them domestically.  Once police were alerted, they conducted an official investigation, eventually leading to the arrest of these two people. During the raid on their home, the police also confiscated over AU$1.5m in cryptocurrencies.  Which currencies are included in this seizure, has not been officially communicated […]
December 5, 2019

Crypto Cybersecurity Firm Ledger Hires In-House Security Officer As New CTO

Ledger has hired an in-house security officer as chief technology officer to oversee the company’s security operations
December 5, 2019

Bitcoin Recovers from Below $7.2K After Schiff Says ‘Game Is Over’

Crypto markets continue to trade sideways as Bitcoin slowly recovers from its intraday low of below $7,200
December 5, 2019

CULedger unveils EFT payment solution built on R3’s Corda blockchain

CULedger, a credit union service organization (CUSO) that focuses on delivering a network of one-to-one financial exchange for credit unions, has now unveiled a viable proof-of-concept version of CUPay, a secure electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment solution that is built on R3’s Corda blockchain platform. The CUPay project explored CULedger’s decentralized identity technology and how […] CryptoNinjas: CULedger unveils EFT payment solution built on R3’s Corda blockchain
December 5, 2019

Opolis launches decentralized employment organization with eBenefits Network

Opolis, a next-generation employment ecosystem for the self-sovereign worker built on Ethereum, announced today a new blockchain-based Decentralized Employment Organization (DEO) with eBenefits Network, an independent U.S. based network for employee benefits and related services. Based on a trust-minimized protocol that integrates web2 and web3 technologies, eBN’s DEO will allow individuals to access portable, democratically […] CryptoNinjas: Opolis launches decentralized employment organization with eBenefits Network
December 5, 2019

Ethereum’s Top DEX Is Relaunching to Tap Istanbul’s Lower Gas Fees

IDEX is launching a new DEX built on a layer 2 scalibility protocol made possible through Ethereum’s Istanbul hard fork.
December 5, 2019

DApp monitoring platform Terminal integrates SKALE network

Terminal, a plug-and-play developer platform for web3 and blockchain applications, has announced full integration with SKALE, a blockchain network that allows developers to deploy dApps onto a decentralized modular cloud composed of elastic sidechains. Elastic sidechains achieve high throughput by assembling a distinct subset of nodes present in the SKALE network to serve as validators […] CryptoNinjas: DApp monitoring platform Terminal integrates SKALE network
December 5, 2019

3C Exchange: A Platform For Traders To Combine With Trading Bots

A new and innovative exchange called 3C Exchange has been released to the market. Traders will not only be able to exchange cryptocurrencies but also, they will have […] The post 3C Exchange: A Platform For Traders To Combine With Trading Bots appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
December 5, 2019

XRP, Ethereum Classic Futures Debut on OKEx

OKEx added two more futures products to its portfolio, offering a settlement in Tether (USDT). The futures for XRP, Ethereum Classic (ETC), as well as TRON (TRX) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) will be added to earlier products for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), EOS, Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). OKEx Adds XRP, ETC and More OKEx, one of the leading futures exchanges, was also the first to offer USDT settlement. This means trader accounts will not take delivery of the underlying asset, offering a simplified structure. Traders can bet on price fluctuations for the altcoins, without handling multiple wallets. OKEx plans to expand the products, in essence evolving the altcoin market. Just as promised, OKEx also added Tron (TRX) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) to its futures market today. #OKExUSDTFutures: Welcoming the last pair of USDT Futures for now: $TRX & […]
December 5, 2019

Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler to Briefly Serve in Congress

Kelly Loeffler – the CEO of Bakkt, the institutional crypto trading platform owned and governed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – has been hired to take over a temporarily vacant Senate seat. Can Kelly Loeffler Push Crypto in Government? Many see this maneuver as a positive step and believe that perhaps crypto will now have a friend in the U.S. Congress. Bakkt was first announced in late 2018, but it took nearly a full year for the platform to get off the ground. After several months of hype and hoopla, the trading system opened its doors for business on September 23 to very lackluster reception. The platform traded less than 75 contracts during its opening weekend and the bitcoin price suffered heavily as a result. In just a few minutes, the cryptocurrency dropped from approximately $9,500 to about $8,100. From […]
December 5, 2019

Texas-Based Data Center CyrusOne Hit by Ransomware Attack

One of the largest data centers in the U.S., CyrusOne, has reportedly been exposed to an attack from the REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware
December 5, 2019

British Virgin Islands Government Turning to Blockchain?

Blockchain technology was first introduced through Bitcoin as a means to aid and empower global citizens. However, governments worldwide are increasingly looking into the nascent tech as a means of building out their own economies and national infrastructure. Cryptocurrency and blockchain tech have broad applications, as has been exemplified by implementation into a plethora of industries: from cloud computing and predictive analytics to accounting and healthcare. As the space continues to mature, the influence blockchain has as society transitions towards a digital economy will become further evident. Blockchain in Government It’s no secret that governments across the board are now looking into blockchain. While some have only just begun dipping their toes into cryptocurrency, others are wholly entrenched with blockchain initiatives across various sectors. The United States government, for example, has already engulfed on a number of projects, including a […]
December 5, 2019

MARKETS DAILY: Casualties Ahead in the Cryptocurrency Mining Arms Race

On another down day, we’re talking U.S. warnings on digital assets, a brief history of troubled but systemically important stablecoin “Tether”, and a look at the arms-race in blockchain mining technology.
December 5, 2019

Russian Smelting Giant Begins Testing Digital Trading Platform

Russian mining giant has begun trialing its platform for trading digital tokens backed by metals
December 5, 2019

Almost $9 Billion of Bitcoin Moved On-Chain in 1 Hour: Record

Almost $9 billion in BTC were moved on-chain in a single hour on Dec. 4, which constitutes an all-time high
December 5, 2019

Stack Overflow VP Joins Crypto Lending Firm as Chief Product Officer

Crypto lending firm Unchained Capital has hired Will Cole of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force as its new chief product officer.
December 5, 2019

Waltonchain CEO Steps Down, Makes Way For New Leader

Waltonchain, the blockchain-based supply chain tracking platform, is reshuffling its leadership. The position of CEO will now be taken by Do Sang Hyuk, who will bring in experience as a business leader in South Korea. Mo Bing, Former CEO, Will Remain in Consultant Role According to an official announcement, Mo Bing, the former CEO of the project, is stepping down from his role but plans to continue supplying consulting services to the platform. Mr. Do Sang Hyuk, the man taking over Mo Bing’s position, has been involved already with Waltonchain, spreading the project’s message on the South Korean market. Through Waltonchain’s commissioning, he established the non-profit Korea Blockchain Institute, with the aim of popularizing and exploring the potential of the technology. The team stated, Mr. Do Sang Hyuk has been making a great contribution to the development of Waltonchain over […]
December 5, 2019

Leading Bitcoin PR Agency Bitcoin PR Buzz Expands its Distribution List to Include Cointelegraph, Bitcoin.com, NewsBTC and Investing with a $1000 Discount

Industry-first press release agency Bitcoin PR Buzz has once again expanded its resource distribution list to include top crypto-centric news outlets such as CoinTelegraph, Investing.com, Bitcoin.com, Hackernoon, Bitcoinist, and NewsBTC, among many others in other to expand its reach within the industry. According to the press release, Bitcoin PR Buzz’s upgraded Bitcoin press release services now includes guaranteed publication of not just press releases on 40+ crypto sites including Bitcoin.com, but also featured articles across its distribution partners to include Cointelegraph, Hackernoon, NewsBTC, Bitcoinist, Investing, CCN.com, BitcoinNews.com, Coinspeaker, Blockmanity, NullTX, The Merkle, Coincodex, U.Today, and Coin Idol. Experience Matters As media continues to be one of the most resourceful elements in brand building, Bitcoin PR Buzz happens to be well position in the industry to ensure that its clientele has top-notch press release services cutting across major influential media outlets. […]
December 5, 2019

Bitcoin On-Chain Volume Surpasses $8.9 Billion In Just An Hour

Bitcoin (BTC) continues to grow and expand every single day despite the current bear trend. The leading cryptocurrency in the market has reached a new record in terms […] The post Bitcoin On-Chain Volume Surpasses $8.9 Billion In Just An Hour appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
December 5, 2019

Crypto Lender BlockFi Rolls Out Zero-Fee Trading for Bitcoin, Ether, GUSD

BlockFi, the cryptocurrency lending service, is expanding into trading with an unusual, zero-fee model.
December 5, 2019

Pompliano Joins Board of Blockchain-Based Lending Firm After $103M Raise

Blockchain-based consumer lender Figure added Morgan Creek Digital’s Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano to its board following a $103 million funding round.
December 5, 2019

Matter Labs Unveils Layer-2 Scaling Solution for Ethereum Payments

Matter Labs released Thursday the testnet of ZK-Sync, a privacy-minded scaling tool meant to help blockchains boost transaction speeds.
December 5, 2019

Ukraine Gov’t Collaborates with Belarusian Crypto Exchange

Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation has signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the Belarusian crypto exchange Currency.com. Ukraine Wants to Learn from Belarusian Experience in Regulating Cryptos While Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation was only established in August of this year, it has been very active in the crypto field. For example, it recently partnered with Binance to jointly work on new crypto rules. However, the ministry wants to learn from its neighboring countries as well. On Wednesday, the Ukrainian Government’s online portal reported that the Ministry of Digital Transformation partnered with crypto exchange, Currency.com, a Belarusian service that is allegedly the first regulated exchange in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region to provide support for cryptocurrencies, fiat, and tokenized assets. On a side note, Ukraine is also part of the CIS. The cooperation between the Ukrainian government […]
December 5, 2019

Is Mindol (MIN) Just Another Classic Pump-and-Dump Coin?

In the past couple of days, the Mindol (MIN) token has attracted significant attention after jumping to the top 30. In typical crypto fashion however, the price soon started unraveling. Mindol Aimed at Building Manga-Based Tokenized Economy The Mindol project is aimed at popularizing Japanese manga culture, in connection to the annual French festival “Cool Japan”. MIN was supposed to be a festival-related asset, which could flow between participants, content creators and fans. But when it comes to crypto trading, a fresh pump is always a possible scenario. This is what happened to MIN this week. The asset traded at a rather tame $0.28 on November 5. However, following a series of pumps MIN reached a peak of $2.96. This was short-lived and almost immediately dumped again. #Ethereum #ETH jumps 1.01% in one hour. #Chainlink #LINK jumps 1.27% in one […]
December 5, 2019

Microsoft Announces Token Collectibles on Ethereum Blockchain

Microsoft announced Ethereum-based collectibles aimed at rewarding its Azure developer community
December 5, 2019

RBI Governor Discusses Crypto and Central Bank Digital Currency

The governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shaktikanta Das, spoke about cryptocurrency during a press conference on Thursday. He also talked about the prospect of an RBI-issued digital currency, when the time will be right for issuing one, and his view on private digital currencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Wraps up Crypto Hearing for the Year RBI Governor’s View on Cryptocurrency RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das reportedly talked about cryptocurrency and central bank digital currency (CBDC) on Thursday at a customary post-policy press conference. The governor “made it clear that the RBI is completely against private digital currency, asserting the sovereign’s right over this function,” PTI reported. Das was quoted as saying: The world over, central banks and the governments are against private digital currency because currency issuance is a sovereign function and it has to be done […]
December 5, 2019

Repo Markets Gain Another $70 Billion, USD Continues to Weaken

The New York Fed provided another massive cash injection into the repo market, this time adding over $70 billion. According to recent reports, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York injected yet another major amount in temporary liquidity on December 4th. This time, the amount is even higher than the last one, which was added back in late September of this year. Bitcoinist reported, the Fed decided to inject the financial market with $63.5 billion. Yesterday, they added another $70.1 billion in an intervention via Repos (repurchase agreements). The banks supposedly offered collaterals in the form of mortgage securities ($15.2 billion) and treasuries ($54.9 billion). The New York Fed announced that it would accept it all. Fed repo interventions keeping the peace As some might be aware, the Fed sometimes accepts treasury and mortgage securities from certain banks as collateral […]
December 5, 2019

Canada-Based Crypto Mining Firm Great North Data Files for Bankruptcy

Crypto mining company Great North Data has reportedly submitted bankruptcy documents, listing millions in liabilities
December 5, 2019

Ex-Morgan Stanley Executives Launch Crypto Derivatives Platform in Singapore

A team of Morgan Stanley veterans have launched a crypto derivatives trading platform, claiming it is faster and more secure than some of the market’s biggest players.
December 5, 2019

The Advantages of Using Bitcoin

With fewer people making transactions using cash these days, there are now a number of ways to purchase goods or services online. Bitcoin is one of the most popular methods of digital payments and there are plenty of advantages when it comes to using this peer-to-peer payment process. Easy Set-Up and Zero Paperwork Unlike standard currency, there are very few limitations surrounding the ownership of Bitcoin. It is perfectly legal to download and set up the online wallet program on a phone, tablet or laptop. It is incredibly straightforward to get started and no paperwork or documentation will be required. Unlike opening a standard bank account, you don’t have to show proof of address and once you’ve accepted your first payment, you’re able to begin making transactions of your own! Make Purchases and Transfer Money Anonymously Although it is still […]
December 5, 2019

Microsoft Teams up With Enjin to Offer Crypto Collectible Rewards

Do good work, earn a “badger.” That’s the idea behind a new incentives scheme launched by Microsoft in partnership with blockchain gaming project Enjin.
December 5, 2019

Fintech Arm of Chinese Insurance Giant Shoots for $500M IPO in US

Ping An’s fintech subsidiary OneConnect is aiming for a $500 million IPO in the U.S. according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission
December 5, 2019

Canadian Government-Assisted Bitcoin Miner Files for Bankruptcy Owing Millions

Great North Data, a firm that ran bitcoin mining and AI processing data centers in Canada, has filed for bankruptcy owing millions to creditors including government agencies.
December 5, 2019

Bitcoin’s Rejection at Key Price Hurdle Puts Short-Term Bull Trend at Risk

Bitcoin sharp rejection at resistance around $7,800 has weakened the short-term bullish outlook.
December 5, 2019

What Attracts Investors to Blockchain Gaming?

Blockchain has attracted many investors who are now driving the gaming industry’s expansion to new levels. Read our article to learn why they see a perfect symbiosis between blockchain and gaming #Sponsored
December 5, 2019

Stablecoin Adoption Can Impact Economy, Warn Senior US Regulators

Senior U.S. financial regulators warn that stablecoins pose risks to the economy in an annual report from the Financial Stability Oversight Council
December 5, 2019

ChromaWay Doubles Down on Gaming With Antler Interactive Acquistion

ChromaWay will add Antler’s game catalog to its own Chromia blockchain with the acquisition.
December 5, 2019

Poloniex Axes Digibyte After Founder Criticized TRON

Poloniex seems to be quite defensive about its recent partnership with TRON. The exchange reacted to a Twitter thread by Digibyte co-founder Jared Tate, immediately announcing a pending delisting of DGB. A Flame War on Twitter Led to the Delisting The Poloniex exchange disapproved of criticism against the TRON protocol, and it certainly had reasons to do so. Poloniex is currently applying to become a TRON Super Representative, and alongside, it has acquired TRXMarket, transforming it into Poloniex DEX. Hence, Tate’s thread sparked the reaction. By not qualified you mean #DigiByte is truly decentralized, was never an ICO and isnt 100% premined? Duly noted. #Poloniex is the new scammers paradise. The less $DGB in the possesion of the #TRON con job the better. https://t.co/unhsiZjzn5 — Jared Tate (@jaredctate) December 5, 2019 The delisting was initially mystifying, as Poloniex had finished […]
December 5, 2019

World’s Largest Hedge Fund Would Be Up 15,000% if it Bought Bitcoin

Legendary investor Ray Dalio has made the headlines this week for having the biggest hedge fund in the macro arena. His fund has performed well despite lagging behind its peers for the past eight years, but had he invested in bitcoin it would have been up over 15,000 percent. Bitcoin Investment Beats The Rest Bitcoin is taking a breather from another mini pump and dump today but the long term picture is still pretty great. BTC is up over 90% this year despite a correction of almost 50%, and buying a little every year for the past eight years would have netted a small fortune. Billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio, manages a $40 billion behemoth but according to Bloomberg it has under-performed this year. His Pure Alpha II fund started out with monumental returns almost a decade ago […]
December 5, 2019

Crypto Startups to Get up to $75,000 From the Government of Ukraine

Ukrainian crypto companies can now receive up to $75,000 each in the form of government sponsored grants. A special fund set up by the authorities in Kiev is already accepting applications from startups in various high tech sectors including the blockchain industry. Over $1.5 million will be distributed by the end of the year. Also read: Russian Tax Authority Registers Crypto as Part of a Company’s Capital New Fund to Spend $18M on Innovative Projects The new Ukrainian Startup Fund, described by its website as a national investment program that will finance the country’s most talented entrepreneurs, will serve as an instrument to support startups after their launch. It will spend 440 million hryvnia (over $18 million) for that purpose, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk announced this week. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk Part of the funds will be allocated […]
December 5, 2019

China’s Hainan Free Trade Zone Pledges $140M in New Blockchain Support

China’s Hainan Free Trade Zone has pledged $140 million to developing blockchain in the pilot jurisdiction
December 5, 2019

Top US Financial Regulators Urge Monitoring of Digital Assets, Stablecoins

A panel of top U.S. financial regulators urged federal and state officials to monitor risks from digital assets like bitcoin.
December 5, 2019

Ex-Morgan Stanley Devs Launch High-Speed Crypto Exchange

Former Morgan Stanley developers teamed up to create a new crypto derivatives exchange, equipped with its own cold wallet, major transaction speeds, and more. According to a recent announcement, a new high-speed crypto derivatives exchange called Phemex is expected to see its launch in the near future. The exchange will supposedly be fast enough to execute trades in less than a millisecond, and will serve institutional and retail investors alike. The new exchange was created by a group of developers who used to work at Morgan Stanley. One of the co-founders of the company, Jack Tao, spent 11 years as a Morgan Stanley executive. In those days, he served as a global development leader for the MSET (Morgan Stanley Electronic Trading) Benchmark Execution Strategies (BXS). He left the investment bank earlier this year, in July, and decided to create a […]
December 5, 2019

Single Bitcoin Block Moves Funds the Size of Satoshi’s Stash

The past day saw heightened Bitcoin whale activity, with surprisingly large transactions carried by the blockchain. But one particular block stood out. One Block Contained Nearly 5% of All Bitcoin At block height 606,641, the transactions contained within the 10-minute window totaled 903592.118 bitcoin. This amount is comparable to nearly 5% of the entire bitcoin supply, and is comparable to Satoshi’s stash. Based on estimations, the blocks mined by Satoshi Nakamoto contain between 900,000 BTC and 1 million BTC. The block, mined by Antpool, only brought 0.25 BTC in fees, showing the low cost at which the vast sum could have been sent. Earlier, whale watching bots noted a transaction that moved 57,577 bitcoin, and the UTXO transaction was also large. 55,877 #BTC (416,995,107 USD) transferred from unknown wallet to unknown wallet Tx: https://t.co/l12Pw8efKi — Whale Alert (@whale_alert) December 4, […]
December 5, 2019

EOS Price Analysis: Bulls Facing Uphill Task

EOS price is struggling to continue above the $2.750 and $2.820 resistances against the US Dollar. There is a decent support forming near the $2.500 and $2.535 support levels. There are two major bearish trend lines in place with resistance near $2.750 and $2.820 on the 4-hours chart of the EOS/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase). The pair could only start a strong upward move once it settles above the $2.850 level. EOS price is facing a lot of hurdles for a bullish wave against the US Dollar and bitcoin. The price could decline in the short term towards the $2.500 support area. EOS Price Analysis This week, there were swing moves in bitcoin, Ethereum, ripple, litecoin and EOS against the US Dollar. Earlier, EOS price started a strong recovery from the $2.341 low and traded above the $3.500 resistance […]