September 19, 2019

Chinese Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’

China’s cryptocurrency czar believes that the world powers do not welcome Facebook’s Libra, but the stablecoin’s advance might now be unstoppable.
September 19, 2019

Zuckerberg Dines With US Democrats Concerned Over Facebook’s Libra

Democrats grill Zuckerberg with questions and concerns about its planned Libra stablecoin project during private dinner
September 19, 2019

Waves blockchain platform shifting to self-regulating monetary system

Waves blockchain platform shifting to self-regulating monetary system – CryptoNinjas Waves, an open platform for Web 3.0 applications and custom decentralized solutions, today released its updated protocol version Node 1.1, which includes a mechanism for block generation rewards in addition to the current transaction fees. WAVES Rewards Every generated block will add another 6 WAVES to the overall circulating supply, which was previously limited to […] Waves blockchain platform shifting to self-regulating monetary system – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

US SEC Chair: BTC Won’t Be on Major Exchanges Without More Regulation

U.S. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said that for Bitcoin to be traded on major exchanges it needs stronger regulation
September 19, 2019

Lightning Wallet Zap Launches in-App OTC Desk for Bitcoin Buyers

With new features from Zap, people can now buy bitcoin using the Lightning Network and reduce their reliance on centralized crypto exchanges.
September 19, 2019

Coinbase.com adds support for Dash (DASH)

Coinbase.com adds support for Dash (DASH) – CryptoNinjas After announcing support for DASH on its advanced trading platform Coinbase Pro last week, today US-based crypto exchange Coinbase confirmed the addition of Dash (DASH) for users of Coinbase.com and Coinbase Android and iOS apps. Coinbase clients can now buy, sell, convert, send, receive, or store DASH. DASH will be available for customers in all […] Coinbase.com adds support for Dash (DASH) – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Phunware launching IEO for blockchain data exchange token on Liquid

Phunware launching IEO for blockchain data exchange token on Liquid – CryptoNinjas Phunware, a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data, and services for brands worldwide, today announced that it will launch an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) of Phun tokens (Phun) on Liquid Global. Phun is a utility token developed by Phunware to power their new Blockchain-Enabled Data Exchange and Mobile Loyalty Ecosystem. […] Phunware launching IEO for blockchain data exchange token on Liquid – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Square Crypto Hires Lightning, Libra Developers for ‘Bitcoin Dream Team’

The Square Crypto team announced three more developer hires on Thursday, pulling from major companies in the crypto space.
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin Cash Learns Block Size Economics, Ver Says BCH Not Restricted

Is Bitcoin Cash incapable of scaling or is it merely a media circus? Developer indications of a 2MB block size limit have set the community abuzz
September 19, 2019

Opolis awarded grant from MakerDAO to develop Dai payroll ecosystem

Opolis awarded grant from MakerDAO to develop Dai payroll ecosystem – CryptoNinjas The team of Opolis, a next-generation employment ecosystem for the self-sovereign worker, has announced that it received a development grant from MakerDAO, the creator of the world’s first decentralized stablecoin. The grant will allow Opolis to bring Dai payment integrations to their employment platform. The terms of the grant will allow Opolis’ members to stake […] Opolis awarded grant from MakerDAO to develop Dai payroll ecosystem – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Argentina’s Central Bank to Increase Peso Supply by 5% in 2 Months

The Argentine peso monetary base will be increased by 2.5% per month in the next two months, the central bank announced
September 19, 2019

Jay Clayton: Regulation Is the Answer to Bitcoin’s Problems

Jay Clayton, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman, doesn’t think bitcoin will ever be traded on a major exchange… That is, until serious regulation comes along. Without regulation, BTC, in his mind, will never achieve the mainstream status it so desperately longs for.  Clayton: We Need More Rules for BTC At press time, bitcoin’s primary attempt to become “legit” has suddenly dissipated, with CBOE, VanEck and Solid X withdrawing their bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) from the SEC about a month before a final decision was set to be made. While a reason for the withdrawal has not been disclosed, the move seems to have had a serious (and negative) effect on bitcoin, with the currency now trading again below $10,000 for the first time in weeks. At the time of writing, bitcoin is trading for about $9,881. So much […]
September 19, 2019

Trojan Virus Discovered That Steals Password Data from Crypto Wallets

Cybercriminals have launched a new malware conceived to steal data from crypto wallets. ThreatLabZ, a Zscaler team of security experts, has identified the malware as a RAT (Remote Access Trojan), which they named InnfiRAT. Malware Continues to Rise Malware using backdoors methods to gain unauthorized access to computers and other electronic appliances continue to pose a formidable threat. Malwarebytes Labs, a cybersecurity company, in its 2019 State of Malware report underscored that the two major malware categories included cryptominers and trojans. And the report predicted for 2019 the advent of new tricks and threats. Now, Zscaler, another cyber security specialist team, has identified a new threat against the protection of privacy data. Written in the .NET programming language, InnfiRAT has been flagged as a new trojan virus designed to perform specific tasks such as stealing personal information from users’ crypto […]
September 19, 2019

Oasis Labs launches API suite to improve the usability DApps

Oasis Labs launches API suite to improve the usability DApps – CryptoNinjas Oasis Labs, a privacy-first cloud computing platform powered by blockchain, has launched the Oasis Gateway, an easy-to-use API suite designed to improve the usability of DApps. It enables developers to build products that can appeal to all users, whether they are experienced with blockchain or not. The developer-gateway is a component of the Oasis infrastructure […] Oasis Labs launches API suite to improve the usability DApps – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

SEC Chair Clayton: Bitcoin Needs ‘Better Regulation’ Before Major Exchange Listing

Better regulation is needed around bitcoin markets before they can be traded on major exchanges, the head of the SEC said on Thursday.
September 19, 2019

IBM Blockchain Platform enhances GMEX crypto transaction infrastructure

IBM Blockchain Platform enhances GMEX crypto transaction infrastructure – CryptoNinjas GMEX Technologies Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMEX Group providing multi-asset post-trade business and technology solutions, today announced the latest release of its GMEX Fusion Digital Capital Markets technology suite (GMEX Fusion), built on IBM Blockchain Platform, this technical advancement empowers institutional investors with a hybrid solution supporting multiple digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, security tokens, […] IBM Blockchain Platform enhances GMEX crypto transaction infrastructure – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

North Korea Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic Sanctions

A North Korean official claims that a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cryptocurrency is on the horizon. According to a delegate for the Committee for Cultural Relations, Alejandro Cao de Benós, the country plans to forge a token backed by a physical commodity like gold and the digital asset’s main purpose will be used to bypass U.S. and international sanctions. Also read: Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good for Bitcoin’ North Korea Is Building a ‘DPRK Token’ Another nation state is in the midst of creating a digital currency but the North Korean cryptocurrency idea is intended to work in parallel with the local Korean won. Alejandro Cao de Benós, a member of the DPRK Committee for Cultural Relations and President of the Korean Friendship Association, told various news outlets this week that a DPRK token is […]
September 19, 2019

Binance to Launch Fiat-to-Crypto OTC for Chinese Yuan in October

Binance confirms plans to roll out its over-the-counter trading platform for Chinese yuan in October
September 19, 2019

Binance Margin Borrowing Surpasses $100M Milestone

Binance, one of the leading crypto-to-crypto exchanges, shows growing activity in its margin trading offerings. As much as $100M in various digital assets were borrowed in a total of 21 margin trading pairs. New Margin Pairs for Altcoins Added Binance most recently added Dash (DASH) and ZCash (ZEC) pairings. So far, the selection for margin-trading markets is relatively conservative, as few altcoins have enough liquidity. Binance has attempted to minimize the risk with its rules for liquidations, but margin trading remains risky. oh, btw. @binance Margin borrowing amount reached above $100m (USD equivalent) a few days ago. Keep #buidling. — CZ Binance (@cz_binance) September 19, 2019 Margin borrowing amplifies a trader’s position, but also the results, potentially leading to larger gains or losses. In crypto trading, high volatility has led to difficulties and risks. In the case of Poloniex, peer-to-peer […]
September 19, 2019

IOTA launches its autonomous, decentralized marketplace for EoT

IOTA launches its autonomous, decentralized marketplace for EoT – CryptoNinjas The IOTA Foundation, a non-profit organization behind the IOTA scalable, feeless and decentralized distributed ledger technology, today announced the launch of the ‘Industry Marketplace’ a decentralized marketplace which will automate the trading of physical and digital goods and services. “The Industry Marketplace paves the way for secure automated trade in the manufacturing sector. The use […] IOTA launches its autonomous, decentralized marketplace for EoT – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Edge enables users to self-onboard nodes to its computing network

Edge enables users to self-onboard nodes to its computing network – CryptoNinjas The monetizing of spare computing capacity has been made simpler by Edge Network (formerly DADI) who has now launched the ability to easily self-onboard computing devices to their network and become a part of the future of the cloud. Individuals and businesses are already a part of Edge and earning Edge tokens. With 271 nodes […] Edge enables users to self-onboard nodes to its computing network – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Former Overstock CEO Sells His Entire 13% Stake in the Firm for $90M

Weeks after resigning from Overstock, Patrick Byrne sells his 13% stake in the firm to move to gold and crypto trading
September 19, 2019

Oil and gas giant Dietsmann deploys Modex Blockchain Database (BCDB)

Oil and gas giant Dietsmann deploys Modex Blockchain Database (BCDB) – CryptoNinjas Modex, a blockchain database company, today announced the launch of their enterprise platform for simplified blockchain deployment. The Modex Blockchain Database (Modex BCDB) platform can enable enterprises to deploy their first blockchain project in days instead of months. In addition to the platform launch, Modex is also announcing that among their pilot enterprise customers is […] Oil and gas giant Dietsmann deploys Modex Blockchain Database (BCDB) – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Explosive Mining Growth Indicates High Confidence in Bitcoin (BTC)

Bitcoin miners are not giving up, showing immense confidence and working against significant network difficulty. The last difficulty hike from September 13 made it 10.38% less likely for miners to discover a block. But in the meantime, mining pools have been compensated with even more power. Competition Pushes Bitcoin Hashrate Skyward It’s expected that another double-digit growth in difficulty will take place during the Bitcoin mining re-evaluation next week if  mining keeps up the current pace. Data reveals, however, that mining has grown exponentially, while difficulty growth tracks flatter. According to social media personality @Hodlonaut, a prominent Bitcoin supporter, the relentless race for more mining is a sign of confidence. The explosion of Bitcoin hashrate is under-reported imo. Last readjustment period (2016 blocks, or around 2 weeks) increased 10.38%. We are about half way through the current readjustment period, and […]
September 19, 2019

CME Bitcoin Futures Volumes Hit 4-Month Low, Should We Be Worried?

The market for CME Bitcoin futures shrank to its lowest level in four months, with volumes about 50% lower than peak activity in July. The futures market behavior was viewed as an indicator for weakening Bitcoin (BTC) performance. Futures Potentially Sway Bitcoin Price Direction The futures market posted the lowest volumes in four months, just as BTC broke down below $10,000 again, failing to perform another rally. BTC slid to $9,896.49 after a one-hour crash early on Thursday. CME this week – lowest volumes in 4 months pic.twitter.com/wgtfJqCbhC — skew (@skew_markets) September 19, 2019 The futures markets may indicate both moods and potential attempts to sway the BTC market. The launch of the cash-settled futures was seen as potentially setting off the long slide in BTC prices in 2018. Now, the low CME activity also coincides with the imminent launch […]
September 19, 2019

Cash top-ups now available for Abra crypto wallet at Philippines 7-Eleven’s

Cash top-ups now available for Abra crypto wallet at Philippines 7-Eleven’s – CryptoNinjas Abra, a bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment ecosystem, has announced a new partnership with ECPay allowing more ways for Abra users in the Philippines to conveniently add money to their Abra wallet through any of ECPAY’s 6,000 retail outlets across the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven stores. Buy bitcoin from 7-Eleven Now from any 7-Eleven store in […] Cash top-ups now available for Abra crypto wallet at Philippines 7-Eleven’s – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin Fails to Regain $10K as Market Dominance Hits 6-Week Low

Altcoins shed some recent gains as Bitcoin price turns bearish
September 19, 2019

Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network

The sixth-largest U.S. company has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to bring efficiencies to international trade using blockchain tech.
September 19, 2019

Itiviti’s NYFIX network connects to Seed CX digital asset exchange

Itiviti’s NYFIX network connects to Seed CX digital asset exchange – CryptoNinjas Itiviti, a global technology, and service provider to financial institutions, today announced a partnership with Seed CX, an institutional exchange and settlement platform for digital assets. This partnership ensures that traditional institutional firms currently utilizing Itiviti’s NYFIX network, now can access Seed CX’s digital asset exchange and settlement ecosystem. Further, it will provide NYFIX customers, […] Itiviti’s NYFIX network connects to Seed CX digital asset exchange – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Crypto Isn’t Sound Money, Says Swiss Central Bank Official

Swiss central bank official Thomas Jordan says crypto isn’t sound money but stablecoins have the potential to see widespread adoption. Crypto Won’t See Mainstream Adoption Speaking during a recent event at the University of Basel, Jordan — chairman of the governing board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), argued against the value proposition of crypto as currencies. According to Jordan: Crypto tokens do not possess the characteristics of ‘good’ money, which is typically stable over time, is broadly accepted, and enables efficient payments. Given these parameters, it seems unlikely that crypto tokens will be widely used as money in Switzerland. Jordan, however, highlighted the potential for stablecoins to see mainstream adoption. The Swiss central bank official stated that fiat-pegged stablecoins could become substitutes for traditional fiat currencies. Bitcoin is already a substitute for fiat in countries like Turkey and Venezuela. […]
September 19, 2019

7-Eleven Stores In The Philippines To Start Selling Crypto

All 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines will start selling Bitcoin (BTC) to users. In this way, individuals interested in entering the crypto market would be able to do […] The post 7-Eleven Stores In The Philippines To Start Selling Crypto appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
September 19, 2019

Overstock’s Patrick Byrne Dramatically Announces Stock Sale

Overstock’s former CEO Patrick Byrne, who departed from the company at the end of August, raised more eyebrows with his message on selling his remaining shares in the company. Libertarian, Bitcoin-Loving Byrne Hounded by Deep State Byrne explained that the reason he shed all his OSTK shares was to hamper the Deep State from harming him, by harming Overstock. Calling the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) an organ of the Deep State, Byrne left the company for good. With the post-tax proceeds of the share sale, Byrne announced investments in silver, gold, and “two flavors of crypto”, without disclosing which coins he chose. In his letter to the public, Byrne wrote, The crypto is stored in the place where all crypto is stored: in mathematical mist, behind long keys held only in the memory of someone who is quite […]
September 19, 2019

‘Good For Bitcoin’: Edward Snowden’s New Book Becomes World Bestseller

Edward Snowden’s new memoir has become the world’s best selling book after the US sued its publisher in a move he said was “good for Bitcoin.” US Sends Snowden Memoir To The Moon In ongoing Twitter updates, Snowden revealed that Permanent Record, which hit the market on September 17, almost immediately became the most popular title worldwide. While not citing the source of the information or exact numbers, the Freedom of the Press Foundation president noted the current US government lawsuit had only helped sales. Yesterday, the government sued the publisher of #PermanentRecord for—not kidding—printing it without giving the CIA and NSA a change to erase details of their classified crimes from the manuscript. Today, it is the best-selling book in the world: https://t.co/oMJLOvUjG7 — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) September 18, 2019 The debacle involves Snowden allegedly requiring permission from the […]
September 19, 2019

3 Reasons Why Bitcoin Price Has Crashed $350 Today

Bitcoin declined over $350 on Thursday, losing about $300 in less than 30 minutes. Here are three possible reasons behind the bearish move. Whales at Work Again Yesterday, Twitter user Whale Alert reported that 7,800 BTC worth about $79 million was transferred from one unknown wallet to another unknown wallet. After about 4 hours, the same amount moved again, bringing the total size of the transfer to 15,600 BTC or about $158 million. While we don’t know whether those transactions involved crypto exchanges, whales might be interested in dumping Bitcoin gain ahead of the Bakkt launch. The Bitcoin futures trading platform is about to go live on September 23. Another interesting theory is that whales are trying to stop the altcoin surge by dumping their Bitcoin. Starting from Tuesday, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Stellar Lumens, Litecoin, and other coins unexpectedly […]
September 19, 2019

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health Launches Blockchain System

UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention launched a blockchain system for recording and sharing information of healthcare workers in health facilities
September 19, 2019

EOS Price Analysis: Downside Spike Before Renewed Uptrend

EOS price climbed higher recently above the $3.850 and $4.00 resistances against the US Dollar. The price is currently correcting gains and declined below the $4.000 support area. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $3.850 on the 4-hours chart of the EOS/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase). The pair could decline further to test the $3.650 support area before it starts a fresh increase. EOS price is currently correcting lower against the US Dollar and bitcoin. However, the bulls are likely to protect the $3.650 and $3.600 support levels in the near term. EOS Price Analysis Earlier this week, there was a strong rise in Ethereum, ripple, litecoin and EOS against the US Dollar, while bitcoin struggled to gain traction. EOS price climbed above the $3.850 resistance area to move into a positive zone. Moreover, […]
September 19, 2019

‘Panda’ Crypto Malware Group Has Nabbed $100K in Monero Since 2018

Cisco Talos has identified a group behind a spate of cryptocurrency-mining malware attacks targeting enterprise networks globally.
September 19, 2019

Ethereum Tests 25% Capacity Increase as Network Fees Hit Bitcoin Level

Ethereum tackles congestion with a gas limit increase
September 19, 2019

‘I Don’t See It Kicking Off’: Bitcoin Trader Skeptical Alt Season Will Return

Bitcoin must give up its share of the cryptocurrency market for altcoins to go to the moon again, a regular analyst has said. Altcoins Need $100B Cash Injection In an interview with crypto-focused BLOCKTV on September 18, trading guru Joe Saz argued crypto market conditions right now do not point to a rebirth of altcoins. He was speaking amid a sudden shift in Bitcoin’s market dominance. Having beaten all other cryptocurrencies on a daily basis for multiple months, this week saw Bitcoin underperform. Altcoins began gaining, pushing Bitcoin’s presence down to 67.4% – a six-week low. The moves sparked immediate speculation of a return to form for altcoins, which multiple analysts had previously pronounced permanently dead. For Saz, however, even the latest progress is far from sufficient to confirm another “alt season.” “On paper, it would take an increase of […]
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin, Ethereum Enjoy Highest Demand Compared to Others

There are a number of metrics that can be used to ascertain how popular a crypto asset is. Transaction count and hash rates are common ones but the amount generated in daily fees is also worth looking into. In a rare movement yesterday Ethereum actually flipped Bitcoin for this metric. Ethereum Flips Bitcoin But only for transaction fees, and only briefly! During yesterday’s big altcoin resurgence Ethereum notched up more fees over the 24 hour period than its big brother. ETH price peaked out at $215 which is its highest for over a month while bitcoin remained immobile in the low $10k range. SetProtocol product marketing manager Anthony Sassano made the observation using this metric as a potential measure of demand. “You know what’s even more striking about this image? The fees paid on the other blockchains don’t even come […]
September 19, 2019

Major Asian Blockchain VC Firm Launches New Bitcoin Tracker Fund

CMCC Global, one of Asia’s first blockchain VC firms, has launched a new institutional tracker fund for Bitcoin
September 19, 2019

Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic Zone

The special economic zone in the Philippines known for its crypto friendliness is undergoing some changes. Government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is investigating a case involving one of its licensed crypto exchanges after a tip from the Chinese government. The authority has also issued new directives to all of its licensees, including 40 crypto exchange operators. Also read: Philippines Increasingly Crypto-Friendly Better Due Diligence, License Suspensions A government-owned and controlled corporation, Ceza oversees the development of the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport, with the aim to turn the area into the country’s cryptocurrency hub. While in the process of building what it calls the “Crypto Valley of Asia,” Ceza has been attracting many companies to set up offshore crypto exchanges in the zone. Local news agency ABS-CBN reported Tuesday that 40 firms have been licensed by Ceza to […]
September 19, 2019

Libra Seen as Threat to National Currency Sovereignty, Pleads With G-7

Libra meets with G-7 regulators amid regulatory hurdles surrounding its launch. Can the Facebook-backed token finally turn the tide in its favor?
September 19, 2019

New Bitcoin Wallet-Focused Trojan Uncovered by Security Researchers

Zscaler ThreatLabZ has discovered a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) malware designed to steal Bitcoin and Litecoin wallet data from infected systems
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin Price Dips to $9.6K as Bear Cross Looms

Bitcoin slipped to an 18-day low today, as a key indicator threatens to turn bearish for the first time in a year.
September 19, 2019

Federal Reserve’s Ambiguous Outlook Bodes Well for Bitcoin

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has cut the rate again by 25 basis points to a target range of 1.75%-2.00%. While this is in line with analysts’ expectations, the Fed’s potential dovish stance might be bullish for Bitcoin in the long term. Fed Has No Plan for Future At the end of August, we reported that the Fed cut its interest rate for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008. We also explained that lower rates make the US dollar cheaper for investors, which might, in turn, bring more attention to alternatives like Bitcoin. However, things become complicated as the Fed hasn’t provided signals on its future plans. On the other side, economists anticipated that the policymakers would hint to more rate cuts upcoming. President Donald Trump accused the Fed again for being afraid of boosting the […]
September 19, 2019

Korea: Opposition Party Boasts Pro-Crypto Policy in Contrast to Gov’t

South Korea’s main opposition party, the Liberty Korea Party, will back the authorization of security token offerings in its new, pro-crypto policy
September 19, 2019

Arab Bank’s Swiss Arm is Launching Cryptocurrency Services

The Swiss branch of one of the top financial institutions in the Middle East is launching a suite of cryptocurrency-based services.
September 19, 2019

All 7-Eleven Stores Across the Philippines Now Sell Bitcoin

Crypto investment app Abra starts selling cryptocurrency for cash in all 7-Eleven stores across the Philippines with a new partnership with payment processor ECPay
September 19, 2019

Abra to Add Cash-to-Crypto Outlets at All Philippines 7-Elevens

Investment app provider Abra is to sell cryptocurrency for cash at 6,000 outlets across the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven stores.
September 19, 2019

US Crypto Whales ‘Very Concerned’ About Losing Their Assets, Report

According to a new report by nobl insurance firm, the overwhelming majority of US crypto whales are anxious about losing their assets. US Crypto Whales Worried About Their Assets The CipherTrace Q2 cryptocurrency anti-money laundering report estimates that thefts, scams, and hacks in the industry could exceed $4.26 billion this year. If that trend continues, by 2023, one-third of the entire cryptocurrency market cap will have been stolen. This, according to the nobl report, is enough to either gift $348 to every US citizen or buy out Uber. Considering these statistics, it’s hardly surprising that anyone hodling a significant amount of crypto feels like they have a target on their back.  65% of US crypto whales with over $50,000 in digital assets admitted to being “very concerned” about losing them. Dabblers and ‘Dolphins’ Blissfully Clueless On the flip side of […]
September 19, 2019

As Libra Battles Critics, Zuckerberg Aims to Win Over US Policymakers

As Libra continues to face intense scrutiny, Facebook’s Zuckerberg meets with U.S.
September 19, 2019

North Korea Plans Bitcoin-Like Cryptocurrency to Sidestep Sanctions

The regime linked with major hacks of crypto exchanges is reportedly building its own token to get around the tough international sanctions.
September 19, 2019

Ether Just Had Its Longest Winning Run Since Late May

Ether, the native cryptocurrency of ethereum, has just logged its longest daily run of price gains in nearly four months.
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin Hash Rate Hits 102 Quintillion in Historic Network Milestone

New Bitcoin hash rate highs fuel bullish price speculation
September 19, 2019

Everyone’s Worst Fears About EOS Are Proving True

Early supporters of EOS, the world’s seventh-largest blockchain by market cap, are leaving. Here’s why.
September 19, 2019

Publicly-Listed Mining Firm Argo Blockchain Adds 1,000 New Miners

Mining firm Argo Blockchain installs 1,000 more mining machines
September 19, 2019

Arab Bank Switzerland Opens Bitcoin Custody, Brokerage Services

Arab Bank Switzerland has become the latest Swiss institution to enter the digital assets sector
September 19, 2019

Litecoin (LTC) Price Analysis: Crucial Support Nearby, Fresh Increase Likely

Litecoin price climbed higher recently and tested the $80.00 resistance area against the US Dollar. LTC price is currently trading above the key $72.20 support area, with positive signs. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near $70.00 on the 4-hours chart of the LTC/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase). The pair is likely to bounce back as long as it is trading above the $70.00 and $72.20 support levels. Litecoin price is currently correcting gains below $75.00 against the US Dollar, while bitcoin is declining. LTC might start a fresh increase as long as it is above $70.00. Litecoin Price Analysis There was a strong support formed near $68.00, resulting in an upward move in litecoin price against the US Dollar. The LTC/USD pair broke the $70.00 and $72.20 resistance levels to move into a positive […]
September 19, 2019

Central Banker: CBDCs Are a Flexible Tool for Zero-Interest Rate World

Central banks can benefit from digital currencies but they don’t necessarily need a blockchain, says Chile’s top central banker
September 19, 2019

Binance Prepares OTC Service And Gives Away BNB To Lucky Winner

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance is working in order to start offering over-the-counter (OTC) services to users. This would help investors have direct access to the cryptocurrency market with […] The post Binance Prepares OTC Service And Gives Away BNB To Lucky Winner appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin Bulls in Danger as Price Drops $500 in Minutes Under $10K

Bitcoin price is in the hands of bears as investors wonder if a second altseason is imminent
September 19, 2019

The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019

2019 was meant to be the year of the IEO. Or was it the STO? Whatever the case, it’s had its share of both, with mixed results. While the number of successfully completed token sales and the number of IEO launchpads has increased significantly, secondary market demand has been underwhelming. As emerging projects study the performance of this year’s favored fundraising vehicles, they’re faced with a conundrum: stick with a tested formula, or eschew the three-letter models for something new. Also read: Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good for Bitcoin’ The Jury’s Out on IEOs It’s hard to know what to make of this year’s initial exchange offerings (IEOs). Compared to their forebears – the projects that ICO’d two years ago – IEOs are clearly better in certain respects. Greater transparency, as mandated by exchanges, has prevented exit […]
September 19, 2019

Bitcoin Price Slides Below $10,000; Markets Shed $10 Billion

The long-awaited move for bitcoin price finally initiated during Asian trading this morning. Predictions of another dump back into four figures were justified as that is exactly what has just happened resulting in $10 billion exiting the crypto space in a matter of hours. Bitcoin Bounces to $9,600 The week-long consolidation for BTC ended abruptly a couple of hours ago when the king of crypto plunged almost 5% in an hour. For most of the past 24 hours, bitcoin has traded around the $10,150 level but has been clinging onto support there. The support broke when one monster red candle dumped the asset down to a previous level of support at $9,600 according to Tradingview.com. Within the same hour bitcoin price quickly rebounded to settle just under $9,800. At the time of writing it was trading at 00. BTC price […]
September 19, 2019

Binance to Add Fiat-to-Crypto OTC Trading in a Month, Co-Founder Says

As the world’s largest exchange continue to do deals and build products, it indicates that fiat-to-crypto OTC trading will soon be available.
September 19, 2019

IOHK launching improved ‘Plutus’ smart contracts platform

IOHK launching improved ‘Plutus’ smart contracts platform – CryptoNinjas Leading blockchain engineering company, IOHK, is set to launch the latest version of their modular smart contracts programming platform, Plutus, at the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede event at the University of Wyoming, on 20th September 2019. The event, now in its second year, will see 400 attendees, from 7 countries taking part and a total prize […] IOHK launching improved ‘Plutus’ smart contracts platform – CryptoNinjas
September 19, 2019

Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size

The BTC community recently celebrated the fact that Segregated Witness (Segwit) transactions accounted for 50% of transactions and bech32 transactions doubled as well. However, the celebration quickly came to an end when a few Bitcoin Core developers found out where the transactions derived from and got upset at the Veriblock project for using scarce block space. Bitcoin Core developer Luke Jr urged the BTC community to reduce the block size limit. He further called Veriblock “spammers” and abusers of Segwit’s “block size increase to gain an advantage over legit Bitcoin users.” Also read: South African Payment Gateway Drops BTC Over Fees and Network Congestion The Argument for Scarce Block Space and ‘Legit’ Bitcoin Users Block space is a contentious subject within the BTC community as many people believe it is sacred and only meant for “legit” users. Even though this […]
September 18, 2019

Tron, Dash and Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis and Prediction for September 18th: TRX, DASH, and, BCH

Another slow day for cryptocurrency markets except for XRP and Stellar that are blowing up the last few hours. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite cryptocurrencies and see what the charts have in store for us. Tron Price Analysis (TRX/USD) The crypto market of TRX/USD pair is today giving a bullish performance, having recorded an upsurge of about 10% over the intraday.  The pair’s price found strong support near $0.0158 that lead to an intense buying pressure that impressively pushed the price momentum North ways.  TRX/USD pair, therefore, escalated from the opening price of $0.0159 to the current rate that was stood at $0.0177. Afterward, there seemed to be a struggle to breach the critical resistance level that was defined at $0.0178. In terms of the technical indicators, both moving averages are ascending with the short-term SMA […]
September 18, 2019

SEC Charges Token Sale Platform For Illegal $14M Securities Offering

The U.S. SEC has charged ICOBox with acting as an unregistered broker and conducting an illegal securities offering
September 18, 2019

Two Arrested for ‘Old-Fashioned Shakedown’ of Cryptocurrency Startup

Two men have been arrested in the U.S. for alleged threats to destroy a crypto startup’s ICO and demanding millions of dollars in a shakedown