May 21, 2019

Game of Thrones Actor Jerome Flynn to Advise Vegan Crypto Project

Jerome Flynn, the actor who plays “Bronn” in TV series Game of Thrones, is now an adviser to decentralized vegan lifestyle project VeganNation.
May 21, 2019

Spend.com partners with Bitsdaq exchange for crypto debit cards

CryptoNinjas Spend.com, a cryptocurrency wallet, and payment application, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Bitsdaq. The collaboration will provide Bitsdaq users a service directly linked to a Spend Visa Card that can be used anywhere Visa, Apple… Spend.com partners with Bitsdaq exchange for crypto debit cards
May 21, 2019

Just Bitcoin: Why A Diverse Cryptocurrency Portfolio Makes Little Sense

Bitcoin educator and entrepreneur, Jimmy Song, has posted on the benefits (or lack thereof) of a diverse cryptocurrency portfolio. He suggests a fresh argument as to why adding altcoins to a portfolio with Bitcoin makes little sense. Why Not To Put All Your Eggs In One Basket In a stock market scenario, the reason for diversification is to reduce volatility and optimise your risk/reward ratio. In buying 10 stocks instead of one, you hedge against any catastrophic failing in that one stock. Although the stock is also subject to certain transparency requirements, so its story and reality are likely to correlate pretty closely. In contrast, for most cryptocurrencies, the story and reality could be poles apart. The reality lies in the code, which is incomprehensible to the majority of investors. It may not be even available, leaving just the white paper, […]
May 21, 2019

Worsening US-China Trade War Is Behind BTC Price Rise, Digital Currency Group CEO Claims

The CEO of Digital Currency Group has suggested that the recent rise in bitcoin prices could be linked to the U.S.-China trade war
May 21, 2019

Jimmy Song Believes New Money Is Entering the Cryptocurrency Space

Bitcoin (BTC) has been attracting several investors and users from all over the world. In 2018, the most popular cryptocurrency has been in a bear trend that affected […] The post Jimmy Song Believes New Money Is Entering the Cryptocurrency Space appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 21, 2019

ETH Stolen From Crypto Exchange Cryptopia Moved, Portion Deposited on Exchange

Of the ether stolen from hacked New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia, a portion has been moved and deposited to a different crypto exchange
May 21, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange CoinDeal will soon be available in the US

CryptoNinjas CoinDeal, a cryptocurrency exchange founded over a year ago, has announced it will soon be available in select states of the USA. The CoinDeal platform already operates in many countries with over 40 cryptocurrencies listed. The company operating CoinDeal is currently registered with… Cryptocurrency exchange CoinDeal will soon be available in the US
May 21, 2019

Craig Wright Attempts to Copyright the Satoshi White Paper and Original Bitcoin Code

Craig Wright has filed copyright registrations for the original Satoshi white paper and bitcoin code with the U.S. Copyright Office.
May 21, 2019

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Raises $6M Equity Funding In 2 Days

US bitcoin and crypto exchange Kraken has raised over $6.5 million in a matter of days as part of a new equity sale, data has revealed. Kraken Fundraiser Hits $6.55M According to a fundraising page on BnkToTheFuture, which Kraken is using to gather the funds, investors have already contributed €5.87 million ($6.55 million) of the total €9.13 million ($10.2 million) target. In doing so, Kraken has thus passed its minimum threshold of €5,552,073 as of May 21. “We are always looking for ways to democratize access to our equity, allowing more of our valued clients to become valued investors,” officials commented on social media. “To that end, we partnered with (BnkToTheFuture) to create an opportunity to invest in Kraken[.]” CEO Jesse Powell, who was responsible for the BnkToTheFuture pitch, described Kraken as one of the top 5 exchange platforms worldwide […]
May 21, 2019

You Can Pay With BCH for Your Domain From Abaco Hosting

Online presence is essential for any business today and especially for projects that deal with cryptocurrencies. Abaco Hosting offers this type of solutions to small and medium enterprises, and companies from the crypto industry can take advantage of its flexible payment options. They include support for major digital coins such as bitcoin cash (BCH). Also read: How to Travel the World With Bitcoin Cash Internet Services Company Accepts Bitcoin Cash Abaco Hosting is a provider of domain, hosting, server, email and cloud services. You can transfer your existing domain to the platform or use it to register a new one. Try the website’s name suggesting tool in case the desired domain name has been registered already or to check domain availability for a specific name. Available domains are listed by categories such as Most Popular, Generic, Business, and many more […]
May 21, 2019

On Securitization and Tokenization: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Original art is by Borbay. A bit modified to my taste. Securitization and Tokenization: Two Sides of the Same Coin? It occurs that there’s so many evidence that history is a non-stoping spinning of the various ideas. It’s like a spinning circle of denying each other’s ideas, that first emerge, then being negated and to finally uprise in a brand-new dialectic way. May Thou forgive me for my little worshiping to Hegel. The starting point of this short oeuvre was that kind of wonder that I had when watching “The Big Short” for the n-th time in life. As it seemed to me, the main lever that led to the Economic Crisis of 2007 (described in the movie) — namely, the securitization of assets, — and the tokenization of assets that I saw every time I look around the “next-gen blockchain and crypto project’s” whitepaper, are indeed […]
May 21, 2019

Bitfury Partners With Kazakhstan-Based Financial Hub to Cooperate on Blockchain Projects

Major global blockchain player Bitfury has partnered with a Kazakhstan-based financial hub to collaborate on blockchain projects
May 21, 2019

Police Arrest Dutch Cryptocurrency CEO in Rumored $110 Million Fraud Case

An alleged bitcoin mining fraud scheme involving $110 million sees an arrest in the Netherlands
May 21, 2019

Crypto Exchanges Bitfinex and Ethfinex Jointly Launch Initial Exchange Offering Platform

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and its spin-off Ethfinex have launched a new initial exchange offering platform dubbed Tokinex
May 21, 2019

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Downtrending Channel Keeps $8K Out of Reach

Bitcoin price analysis shows BTC is struggling to go above $8,000 as bears continue to drive the price south inside a downtrending channel. At the time of writing, the largest cryptocurrency by market capital is up a marginal 0.44% against the US dollar as bullish sentiment begins to thin out. Bitcoin Price Analysis: 4-Hour Chart On the 4-Hour chart we can see that bitcoin price 00 is tracking faithfully inside a downtrending channel between two strong trend lines (white dashed lines). Within this time frame, bulls have so far failed to successfully test the downtrending resistance on 3 occasions – with the asset making consecutively lower lows after each attempt. This shows that bearish traders are beginning to take back control of BTC/USD, and are subsequently forcing bullish traders to find support at increasingly lower levels. Over the next few […]
May 21, 2019

Bitcoin’s Repeated Failures to Pass $8.3K Raise Risk of Price Pullback

Bitcoin has failed three times in seven days to find acceptance above $8,300, raising the risk of a notable short-term correction.
May 21, 2019

Report: US Court Claims Rapper T.I. Sold Unregistered Securities in FLiK ICO

The token holders were reportedly promised profits from the work of the company
May 21, 2019

Bitfinex Enters the Initial Exchange Offering Race With Tokinex

Bitfinex has just announced its first foray into the increasingly popular business of initial exchange offerings.
May 21, 2019

Australian Government Employee Charged With Mining Crypto at Work

A 33-year-old Australian IT contractor has been charged after he allegedly mined cryptocurrency on government computer systems.
May 21, 2019

Australian Government Employee Faces Court for Misusing Government IT Systems to Mine Crypto

An Australian government employee will reportedly face court today over his alleged misuse of government IT systems to mine cryptocurrency for personal gain
May 21, 2019

Analysis of BTC by AOFEX Digital Asset Exchange and Trading Platform

Recently, according to research from AOFEX digital asset exchange and trading platform, after monitoring and researching the recent data on the cryptocurrency market, the reasons for the current rise in bitcoin (BTC) price are caused by a variety of exogenous factors, and the rise is likely to continue. As a leader in the cryptocurrency market, BTC has established stable, mature and credible asset attributes in a decade. Through the study of tracking and analyzing the long-term trend lines of BTC, it is discovered that the intrinsic value of BTC is deciding the bull-bearing conversion of every cycle, because extrinsic of exogenous factors are affecting less and less. According to the research report, three progressive layers of factors drive the rise in BTC: Firstly, after ten years of development, BTC has been gradually blended in daily life of individuals; In addition, […]
May 21, 2019

SEC Disappoints Crypto Fans After Postponing ETF Decision Again

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has disappointed crypto fans again after choosing to delay its decision to approve a Bitcoin ETF proposal by the Cboe Global Markets […] The post SEC Disappoints Crypto Fans After Postponing ETF Decision Again appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 21, 2019

Chinese Central Bank-Led Fintech Research Institute Seeks New Blockchain Talent

A fintech research institute established by China’s central bank has posted several new job openings for blockchain talent
May 21, 2019

Kraken $10 Million Equity Sale With BnkToTheFuture Seeks to Democratize Access

United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is offering equity to users in a fundraiser that raised over $6 million in its first day
May 21, 2019

SEC Wants These Questions Answered After Delaying Another Bitcoin ETF

There was a glimmer of hope that the VanEck Bitcoin ETF would make history gaining SEC approval. Alas, that can got kicked down the road again until Aug 19 and the SEC wants its questions answered. VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision Delayed as Expected To be fair, it was a pretty tenuous optimism that the VanEck Bitcoin EFT decision would be the first to be approved by the SEC. Pretty much the entire community was expecting it to be delayed. Industry-known attorney Jake Chervinsky tweeted out on Sunday night how minimal chances of approval were: 17/ So, heading into Monday, here’s how I view the probabilities: – Delay: 75.0%– Denial: 24.9%– Approval: 0.1% I’ll keep you updated as the process plays out. [end] — Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) May 19, 2019 But then the Bitwise ETF proposal got delayed and there was […]
May 21, 2019

NYSE Arca Files Proposed Rule Change with SEC for Bitcoin-, T-Bills-Backed Investment Trust

NYSE Arca has filed a proposed rule change with the U.S. SEC for an application to list shares in a bitcoin investment trust that would be backed by the cryptocurrency and T-bills
May 21, 2019

PBoC’s Fintech Research Institute Is Hiring Blockchain Experts

A research institute under the Chinese central bank has just announced 29 job openings – three of which focus on blockchain-related expertise. 
May 21, 2019

Tron (TRX) Price Positioning For Bullish Break Above $0.0300

Tron price started a sharp downside correction from the $0.0331 high against the US Dollar. TRX price found support near the $0.0245 level and it is currently moving higher towards $0.0300. There is an ascending channel forming with support near the $0.0270 level on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Bitfinex). The price remains well supported on the downside and it could soon climb above $0.0290 and $0.0300. TRON price is slowly gaining bullish momentum against the US Dollar, but struggling vs bitcoin. TRX could start a strong upward move if there is an upside break above $0.0300. Tron Price Analysis This past week, there was a strong rally in TRON price above the $0.0250 and $0.0280 resistances against the US Dollar. The TRX/USD pair even broke the $0.0300 level and settled above the 55 simple moving average (4-hours). Finally, […]
May 21, 2019

Trading Technologies launches connectivity to bitcoin futures exchange CoinFLEX

CryptoNinjas Trading Technologies, a provider of high-performance professional trading software, infrastructure and data solutions, has announced that connectivity to CoinFLEX, a physically delivered bitcoin futures exchange, is now available to eligible professionals and retail traders outside the U.S. through the TT trading platform. CoinFLEX… Trading Technologies launches connectivity to bitcoin futures exchange CoinFLEX
May 21, 2019

Find the best API Endpoint for your EOS DApp

The vital part of any DApp is an interaction with HTTP API endpoint of the EOS node. So, if you want to develop a DApp built on EOS blockchain and don’t want to run your own node with HTTP API endpoint, because it’s pretty complex task and needs a lot of resources. You can try to use some services like eosinfra or dfuse, that provide you ready to use API, but at some point these services won’t be cheap. The core of EOS blockchain is Block Producers that you voted for, but they are not the only ones on the network that offers public API endpoints, a lot of others BP Candidates offer them too, so why not use them? My idea is to gather a list of all BP registered on EOS blockchain and find out all their API endpoints for further testing. […]
May 21, 2019

Crypto and Forex Scam Reports Tripled in the UK Last Year, Watchdog Says

Reports of cryptocurrency and foreign exchange scams surged in the U.K. last year, while total reported losses dropped, says the FCA.
May 21, 2019

Ethereum Price Analysis: Fresh Upside Break $260 On The Cards

Ethereum price surged higher towards the $280 level and recently corrected lower against the US Dollar. ETH declined below the $250 support level and tested the next important support near $220-225. There is a major bullish trend line in place with support at $240 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely to break the $260 resistance level and start a fresh increase in the near term. Ethereum price is following a solid upward above the $220 support against the US Dollar. ETH is currently consolidating, but it is likely to climb above $260, $270 and $275. Ethereum Price Analysis This past week, Ethereum price gained a strong bullish momentum above the $220 and $250 resistances against the US Dollar. The ETH/USD pair even surged above the $260 level and settled above the 55 simple moving […]
May 21, 2019

Realistic Decentralization. Governments, Banks and Ordinary People

Realistic Decentralization — Governments, Banks and Ordinary People Decentralization or centralization? The truth lies somewhere in the middle. During the last 10 years the whole industry was driven mostly by tech-geeks who wanted to bring into life the idea of complete financial decentralization, where banks don’t play an intermediary role. This idea has captured the minds of everyone, putting everything to the extreme, leaving no space for other ways of technological realization. Later, cryptocurrencies became infamous due to misuse and lost its original reputation in the eyes of people. And regardless of these facts, cryptocurrencies slowly take place in our lives, but often governments, banks, and companies can’t come to an agreement which results in a technological slowdown. In the end, ordinary people suffer who simply can’t transfer value without additional overheads. Some want decentralization, others centralization. But as always, the truth lies somewhere in […]
May 21, 2019

Ron Paul Says Bitcoin Ban Won’t Stop Dollar From Self-Destructing

Former Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, says that a Bitcoin ban is highly unlikely and that the dollar’s demise is inevitable.  Ron Paul: ‘Dollar is Going to Self-Destruct’ Former US Congressman Dr. Ron Paul recently attended the crypto Consensus conference in New York as a guest of the Digital Asset Policy Network. During his visit the retired politician and godfather of the modern right-wing Libertarian movement spoke about the death of the dollar and Bitcoin’s growth as a disruptive and sovereign asset. Speaking in an interview with Bitcoin Magazine Dr. Paul stated that he wasn’t technically minded but has been fascinated by Bitcoin, its market action and wild price swings. He added that Bitcoin offers an alternative to the current financial system and that he strongly advocates a free market place. Proposed Bitcoin Ban Highly Unlikely Earlier this month Congressman Brad […]
May 21, 2019

Will We Ever See A BItcoin Lottery?

Cryptocurrency is considered, by many, to be the ideal payment solution, far and above cash or conventional card-based payment methods. So it may make sense in the future […] The post Will We Ever See A BItcoin Lottery? appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 21, 2019

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Eyes Blockchain-Based Products, Needs Regulatory Clarity

The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange wants to introduce blockchain-based products, but needs regulatory clarity according to an executive
May 21, 2019

Argentina: Bitcoin Bought at $20K Retained More Value Than the Peso

Bitcoin has proven to be a store-of-value in Argentina where you would have been better off buying BTC at its peak rather than hold the peso. Argentina Ensnared Political and Economy Turmoil The Argentinian economy continues to shrink, afflicted by stubbornly high inflation, which President Mauricio Macri, who is running for re-election, has been unable to rein in. Hence, he is becoming increasingly unpopular. On May 19, 2019, the country’s grim economic outlook became even muddier when former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced she was running for the vice presidency alongside Alberto Fernandez (her former cabinet chief), in the upcoming presidential elections in October 2019. Ms. Kirchner made the announcement a few days before the beginning of her trial for alleged corruption offenses related to public works contracts. The trial is scheduled to start on May 21, 2019. Reuters […]
May 21, 2019

Everyone’s Talking About Security Tokens But No One’s Trading Them

There’s a party happening right now and everyone’s invited. The music’s playing, the fridge is loaded and the bathtub’s full of ice. All the ingredients for the sickest soiree are in place. There’s just one problem: the guests have yet to arrive. Welcome to the world of security tokens, where you can tokenize anything you like, but making it tradable is another matter entirely. Also read: Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy STOs Are on the Rise But Liquidity Is Non-Existent HYGH is a peer-to-peer advertising network and content management system seeking to make outdoor displays affordable to businesses of all kinds. It’s currently raising funds via a token sale, and has elected for an STO over an ICO. Explaining the rationale, CEO Vincent Mueller said: “We see clear benefits to aligning incentives between the project […]
May 21, 2019

The Plague of Our Age: Immigration — And How Blockchain Offers a Solution to this Problem.

The Plague of Our Age: Immigration — And How Blockchain Offers a Solution to this Problem. Daniel Garcia— Immigrants The phenomenon of international migration has become increasingly important especially in the international arena since the 1990s and as a policy area within the European Union itself, and it takes place at the top of the EU agenda. As the process of enlargement and deepening of the EU progresses, the importance of the migration phenomenon increases in economic and political integration efforts. In addition, migration policy has a decisive role in the EU’s efforts to create a “field of freedom, security and justice”, one of the main objectives of the EU as stated in the Lisbon Treaty. In this context, the EU is taking a firm action towards establishing a common migration policy since the Amsterdam Treaty signed in 1997. While steps are being […]
May 21, 2019

UK Watchdog Reports $34 Million Lost in Crypto and Forex Scams Last Year

The United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority reports $34 million lost to crypto and forex scams last year
May 21, 2019

4 Android-esque Alternatives Worth Keeping an eye on

When it comes to mobile devices, two major operating systems are competing for traction. Both Android and iOS are commonly used on a global scale. Even though there is nothing wrong with Google’s popular mobile operating system, there are those users looking for viable alternatives which offer a user-friendly experience. The following operating systems all borrow aspects from Android, yet add their own twist. LineageOS Gains More Traction Ever since Android was turned into an open source repository for developers to tinker with, a few different iterations of Google’ popular OS have emerged. LineageOS is one of the operating systems gaining a fair bit of traction lately, primarily because it offers a convenient experience but without Google being the nosy neighbor no one really likes. It is a free and open source operating system which is compatible with a growing […]
May 20, 2019

Expert: SEC Still In Information-Gathering Mode Regarding Bitcoin ETF

ETF.com managing director Dave Nadig says that the U.S. SEC is “still in information-gathering mode” in terms of a bitcoin ETF
May 20, 2019

Layered blockchain network Nervos launches ‘Rylai’ testnet

CryptoNinjas Nervos, a layered blockchain network built to support the decentralized economy, today announced the launch of its testnet named Rylai. Following 15 months of development and community contributions, Rylai is now live and open to developers, miners, and other blockchain enthusiasts. The Rylai testnet… Layered blockchain network Nervos launches ‘Rylai’ testnet
May 20, 2019

Low Turnout Hinders MakerDAO Vote to Decrease Stablecoin Stability Fee by 2%

A vote about whether to decrease the so-called stability fee by 2% for Maker’s DAI stablecoin
May 20, 2019

NYSE Arca Seeks Rule Change to List ETF Backed by Bitcoin and T-Bills

NYSE Arca has formally applied to the SEC for a rule change that would let it list shares in a proposed bitcoin trust managed by Wilshire Phoenix Funds.
May 20, 2019

Dutch Bank ABN AMRO Launches Blockchain Inventory Tracking Platform ‘Forcefield’

Dutch bank ABN AMRO is launching a blockchain-based inventory tracking platform
May 20, 2019

A Guide To Answer: What Is ECN Trading?

Forex Trading is a well known thing and people know about it at least even if they have not tried getting into it. The word Forex itself defines […] The post A Guide To Answer: What Is ECN Trading? appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 20, 2019

US Tax Authority Prioritizes Issuing Guidance on Cryptocurrencies

The U.S. IRS states that the agency “made it a priority” to issue relevant guidance on cryptocurrency taxation
May 20, 2019

Seed CX increases digital asset exchange trading time to 22 hours a day

CryptoNinjas Seed CX, a market for institutional trading and settlement of spot digital assets, announced today that its digital asset exchange is now open 22 hours a day, five days a week, with plans to increase to 23/7. Extended hours provide institutional investors with… Seed CX increases digital asset exchange trading time to 22 hours a day
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 20

As investors return to cryptocurrencies, where are major coin prices heading in the near future? Let’s find out
May 20, 2019

Know The Coin: Dentacoin’s Co-Founder and Core Developer Jeremias Grenzebach Weighs In.

Hey there, and welcome to another episode of ChangeNOW’s Know The Coin! Today’s guest is Jeremias Grenzebach, the Co-Founder and Lead Developer of the Dentacoin Foundation, the first and only blockchain solution for the global dental industry! Elevator pitch. ELI5 about Dentacoin a couple of sentences. Dentacoin is the first and only blockchain solution for the global dental industry. It is composed of various applications that serve as a smart patient loyalty program, a dental assurance model based on direct contracts between patients and dentists, and a cryptocurrency used as a means of payment primarily by but not limited to patients, dentists, suppliers, manufacturers, service providers. Would you mind telling the readers a couple words about yourself, your background, and your team? My name is Jeremias Grenzebach and I am a Co-Founder and Core Developer at Dentacoin Foundation. I have a […]
May 20, 2019

JPMorgan Issues Dire Warning to Crypto Traders

JPMorgan hasn’t had its fill of putting down bitcoin just yet. JPMorgan Works in Crypto, but Doesn’t Seem to Like It It’s strange in the sense that JPMorgan has clearly initiated a run in the crypto market with the development of its new JPM Coin. At the same time, the banking giant can’t seem to find common ground with the industry’s big daddy bitcoin. In a recent statement, the financial enterprise issued a warning to all customers investing in bitcoin and related forms of crypto that the behavior being witnessed by most major coins “mirrors” the “boom-bust” trend that was originally witnessed between 2017 and 2018. As we all remember, 2017 was marked by consistent (and grand) price spikes for bitcoin and other forms of mainstream crypto, with bitcoin reaching its all-time high of nearly $20,000 in December of 2017. […]
May 20, 2019

Tokenization of Illiquid Assets is already happening — this is how it will shape the lives of the…

Tokenization of Illiquid Assets is already happening — this is how it will shape the lives of the Millennials From real-estate to fine arts, and liquor collections to land, welcome to the age of token economy We, the millennials. The narcissistic, the netflix-and-chill, the snowflakes generation. The misunderstood, the US$40,000-student-loan-debt-on-the-shoulders class, and the first generation to earn less than their parents. We work, we play, we share our avocado toasts on social media, and happily pay more for our monthly dose of caffeine than previous generations could ever understand. At least this is what is said of us. Agree or not, the truth is, we are very much the in-between generation. The middle sibling of the family. The generation that has lived both offline and online, making us equally native at coding Solidity as manually rewinding cassette tapes with a pen. Remember this bad boy? […]
May 20, 2019

Untangling Crypto Regulations: A European Journey

Find out more at www.aXpire.io In 2018, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforced punitive measures in eighteen crypto related cases, as opposed to five instances the year before and just one case in 2016. Comparatively, the EU crypto scene has seen lesser legal action in individual circumstances and more action related to the bigger picture. Napoleon Ta, a partner at Founders Fund, notes that capital formation is the next big thing in blockchain. Consequently, STOs (Security Token Offerings) have gained momentum in 2019 and will continue to grow in the near future. EU nations have already started to build the regulatory landscape and infrastructure in anticipation. To briefly delve into STOs, tokens are broadly classified as utility and security tokens by the US SEC and Swiss FINMA (Financial Market Supervisory Authority). Utility tokens enable their holder to use products […]
May 20, 2019

10.5 Million Bitcoin Remain Dormant Since 2018

There is a large number of Bitcoin (BTC) that is currently stored in the same wallet without being moved since 2018. This shows that there is a large […] The post 10.5 Million Bitcoin Remain Dormant Since 2018 appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 20, 2019

US SEC Postpones Verdict on VanEck and Bitwise ETF Application, Again

The U.S. SEC delayed its decision on a rule change proposal for the VanEck and Bitwise bitcoin ETF
May 20, 2019

IRS Says It Will ‘Soon’ Issue Crypto Tax Guidance in First Since 2014

The Internal Revenue Service is working on its first tax guidance for cryptocurrency since 2014, the agency’s commissioner told a lawmaker Monday.
May 20, 2019

How Airline Companies Could Use Blockchain Technology – Opinion

As humanity advances and technology becomes more part of our daily lives, we are starting to come up with ethical obstacles on how to pursue innovation. Scandals concerning data handling are scaring whole populations on data privacy, making the future seem to come out of a George Orwell book. From Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Huawei’s 5g integration, and the surge of surveillance capitalism all around. It seems it is time for a change of direction regarding data distribution before it gets ugly. Before we get into the blockchain side, let me take you on a brief road down history lane to the invention of the Internet. The Internet was the outcome of dozens of years of research made by scientist, engineers, and programmers to create an online network of information (History channel). It wasn’t until the 1990s that regular people were allowed […]
May 20, 2019

Austrian Fiber Producer Lenzing to Launch Blockchain-Enabled Tracking in 2020

Major global fiber producer Lenzing Group will apply blockchain tech to its supply chain
May 20, 2019

4 Major Concerns Regarding the WhatsApp Cryptocurrency Bot

Getting more people excited about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies remains an ongoing problem. The average person on the street may know Bitcoin, but they see it as a speculative tool. In terms of using it to transfer value around the globe, new initiatives need to be launched. WhatsApp users can now experiment with cryptocurrency transactions courtesy of Lite.im. An interesting development, albeit one not necessarily officially endorsed by Facebook or WhatsApp. Not an Official WhatsApp Service Contrary to what some news sources may want people to believe, WhatsApp has not decided to integrate support for Bitcoin and altcoins on its own. While that might be a development for the future, it seems more likely Facebook’s own digital currency will be integrated first. That is, assuming that project will ever come to fruition in a convincing manner. There are still a […]
May 20, 2019

With Bitcoin Halving a Year Away, 60% Think Price Will Go Up From Here

Bitcoin halving, one of the most anticipated events throughout the entire cryptocurrency community is estimated to be 365 days from now. As it closes in, a new Twitter poll reveals that the overwhelming majority is entirely bullish on Bitcoin’s price going forward.  Bitcoin Halving 365 Days From Now Bitcoin halving, the event which will slash the mining block reward in half, is estimated to be exactly one year from today. At present, miners receive 12.5 BTC whenever a block is mined and by this time next year, this number will be reduced to 6.25 BTC. As Bitcoinist has reported, there seems to be a direct correlation between Bitcoin halving and its price which is perhaps the thing everyone is mostly concerned with. Historical patterns show that Bitcoin prices tend to boom approximately one year after each previous halving. There’s much sense to […]
May 20, 2019

White Hat Hackers Earn $32,000 for Finding Crypto Security Exploits in Last Two Months

White hat hackers reportedly earned over $32,000 in bounties for finding security gaps in blockchain- and crypto-related projects in the last two months
May 20, 2019

Venezuela Tries to Avoid US Sanctions By Trading In Rubles and Crypto

Caracas and Russia are in talks to disconnect from USD and exchange rubles and crypto.
May 20, 2019

Developer Creates Interwallet Transfer Plugin to Strengthen Bitcoin Cash Privacy

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) protocol and infrastructure continue to see relentless development. The Electron Cash Cashshuffle implementation has enhanced bitcoin cash fungibility by providing users with the ability to shuffle coins. Now a developer has announced the launch of the Interwallet transfer tool, an Electron Cash add-on that allows for privacy-minded transfers using the light client. Also read: Last Will Platform Allows Your Loved Ones to Inherit Your BCH Interwallet Transfer Increases Bitcoin Cash Fungibility This week, software engineer Karol Trzeszczkowski announced the launch of a new plugin called the Interwallet Transfer. The tool works with the Electron Cash (EC) wallet and allows individuals to transfer funds from one wallet to another without compromising anonymity after using tools like Cashshuffle. Trzeszczkowski revealed the EC plugin on May 17 and thanked the developers Emergent Reasons, John Moriarty, and Calin Culianu (Nilac […]
May 20, 2019

Decentralization Questions Arise Following Stellar’s Network Outage

Earlier in May, researches predicted Stellar’s network would go offline. Just last week, it happened, and now the cryptosphere is raising an eyebrow at the decentralized network’s inability to actually be decentralized.
May 20, 2019

Honda And GM to Research Smart Grid, Electric Car Interoperability With Blockchain Tech

Honda and GM will work within the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative on research regarding smart grid and electric car interoperability
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin’s Maturity Confirmed in New Report

Is it possible for cryptocurrency to change? How Crypto Can Be Altered Yes, but we should reword that question so that it makes a little more sense. It’s not so much that cryptocurrency changes, but rather the technology behind it, and in the case of mainstream cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, big changes are occurring. Some of these changes are very noticeable. For example, the currency recently managed to spike beyond the $8,000 mark despite a nasty Binance hack that saw more than $40 million in BTC funds practically disappear overnight. Live Bitcoin News reported on this situation a few weeks ago, and only recently did the exchange come back online and resume all trading services. It was a sad sight to see, but there was some good news to emerge from the situation. For one thing, bitcoin would have radically been […]
May 20, 2019

The Cryptopia Hackers Are Moving Funds Into at Least Four Wallets

The thieves who cleared at least $16 million of ether from the Cryptopia exchange appear to have begun moving the stolen crypto into multiple wallets.
May 20, 2019

MakerDAO Vote Stalls After Not Meeting Staking Threshold

While voting on whether the loan fee should be raised on the Dai stablecoin, Maker token holders failed to stake enough coins in the vote to fulfill the contract, leaving the vote undecided.
May 20, 2019

SEC Postpones Decision on VanEck/SolidX Filing in Latest Bitcoin ETF Setback

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has again delayed a decision on a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal.