March 30, 2020

Coinbase’s Retail Payment Portal Passed $200 Million in Transactions

Coinbase Commerce, the retail arm of the crypto exchange, finally exceeded $200 million in transactions since its launch two years ago
March 30, 2020

First Game Built on Tezos Blockchain Preparing for Alpha Launch

An NFT-powered collectible card game launching in April is set to comprise the first gaming experience built on the Tezos network
March 30, 2020

Algorand Launches a Blockchain App to Thwart the Coronavirus

It would appear that many people see merit in blockchain technology to fight the coronavirus crisis on a global scale. Algorand is the latest project to throw its hat into the ring, as its new blockchain app launched earlier this week. Algorand is a relatively established project in the blockchain space. Algorand Wants to Help Coronavirus Victims Albeit it never generates many headlines, the latest effort is worth paying attention to. The Singaporean company is launching a new application called IReport-Covid. As the name suggests, it is designed to help those in need during the coronavirus crisis. Its main order of focus is to prevent the virus from spreading further. In the application, users are asked to fill in a survey which will be recorded on the Algorand blockchain. As the global coronavirus toll keeps rising, efforts like these are […]
March 30, 2020

Bear Market Over? Charts on Bitcoin and ASX 200 Suggest Otherwise

U.S stocks are showing signs of life amid the recent $2 trillion stimulus package. Yet it may be a while before confidence is restored.
March 30, 2020

Dutch Govt to Embrace Blockchain in Fight Against Pandemic

The Dutch government will embrace blockchain as tech firms donate technology and services to the fight against coronavirus
March 30, 2020

Market Update: Uncertainty Remains Thick as Bears Claw Bitcoin Price Below $6K

Bitcoin’s price has been dragging downward and on March 29, BTC’s fiat value slipped beneath the $6K zone. Most of the top ten cryptocurrencies are down between 5-8% in the last 24 hours. As the global economy falters and the halving approaches, people are uncertain about the future price of bitcoin as “safe-haven” theories have been steadily vanishing. Also read: In-Between Bitcoin Halvings: Analyst Proves Bitcoin’s Price Not Bound to 4-Year Cycles Top Ten Cryptos See Some Percentage Losses During Sunday’s Trading Sessions The price of bitcoin affects the entire cryptoconomy most of the time and on Sunday, March 29, the story is no different. BTC has slipped beneath the psychological $6K mark after hovering around $6,450 for a while and then $6,200 during the last day and a half. At the time of publication, BTC is swapping for $5,904 […]
March 30, 2020

University Students Harness Blockchain for Elections Amid Lockdown

A voting Dapp built by the students of Malta University comprises the first live implementation of Vodafone’s digital identity platform
March 29, 2020

Latest Bitcoin.com Wallet Release Features Live Charts and Price Tracking

This week, our developers rolled out the latest version of the lightning-fast, noncustodial Bitcoin.com Wallet. The new version now comes with live price graphs so crypto enthusiasts can follow crypto price changes in real-time. Moreover, the wallet software also features price tracking so you can monitor your favorite digital asset’s price changes as well. Also read: ‘Bull Run May Not Come Immediately After Bitcoin Halving,’ Says Bitmain’s Jihan Wu Bitcoin.com Wallet Features Live Price Graphs and Price Tracking Abilities Ever since our developers launched the Bitcoin.com Wallet, they continuously improve the software with every release. During the second week of March, the software surpassed 10 million wallets created and Bitcoin.com also redesigned the wallet’s look. The Bitcoin.com Wallet has always been packed with features and gives users access to our many services like Bitcoin.com’s Games and the ability to instantly […]
March 29, 2020

Berkeley Blockchain Incubator Welcomes Startup Fighting COVID-19

Snark Health’s ‘Hippocratic Coin’ aims to monetize medical data for the benefit of patients and healthcare professionals
March 29, 2020

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $6,000 on Declining Trading Volume

Traders look for $5,850 and $5,700 to hold as support in order to avoid a revisit of recent lows
March 29, 2020

Why Ethereum Should Go Mobile

How mobile crypto apps will transform access to transacting in the world economy
March 29, 2020

Blockchain-Related Deals Are Moving From The US to China

A research firm highlighted the ongoing boost of blockchain-related deals in China
March 29, 2020

CME Group Looks to Unveil Its Own Token and Extract Cryptocurrency

The CME Group in Chicago, Illinois, is proving to be one of the biggest and most influential establishments in the entire crypto community. The CME Group Is Heading for the Top The company has gone on to break all kinds of records with its latest bitcoin futures options, which became available in late January of this year. The firm has already managed to outdo the likes of Bakkt, which arguably had greater publicity going into the bitcoin futures market and had more of a leadup before its doors were opened and its services became available. Now that the bitcoin market is suffering, CME says it’s experienced a heavy shortage of trades, though it’s still managing to do better than Bakkt, which has seen almost no trading whatsoever since late February. To make up for its trading losses in the futures […]
March 29, 2020

BTC Worries, Buterin ‘Embarrassed,’ Blockchain Fights Coronavirus: Hodler’s Digest, March 23-29

In this week’s Hodler’s Digest, Bitcoin may be stuck under $8,000 for some time, lack of BTC–ETH bridge “embarrassing,” and how blockchain is fighting the coronavirus
March 29, 2020

Free from Tron: Steemit’s Blockchain Fork Hive Outperforms Steem Token Value

For weeks now, the cryptocurrency community has been fervently discussing the recent acquisition of the Steemit blockchain. Skeptics believe that the Tron takeover has shown significant vulnerabilities with delegated-proof-of-stake (DPoS) projects. Following the takeover, the community still managed to fork the protocol and the new hard-forked blockchain dubbed ‘Hive’ has seen its token price outperform the value of Steem tokens. Also read: In-Between Bitcoin Halvings: Analyst Proves Bitcoin’s Price Not Bound to 4-Year Cycles A slew of Steemit proponents believe the Steemit protocol was rescued from centralization and Justin Sun’s Tron project. On March 3, news.Bitcoin.com reported on how the first community-led fork had failed because a few exchanges used large swathes of DPoS tokens in order to stop the attempt. Then on March 20, community members forked the Steemit protocol and relaunched under the name ‘Hive’ using its own […]
March 29, 2020

Blockchain to Revolutionize Luxury Watch Ownership

Swiss watchmaker Breitling claims to be the first in the industry to issue blockchain-based digital warranties
March 29, 2020

Bitcoin Falls By $500 in Less Than a Day

Darn it, bitcoin was doing so well as of late! Now it looks like the world’s number one cryptocurrency by market cap has taken another nosedive. Bitcoin Has Fallen Into Oblivion… Again At the time of writing, bitcoin has fallen by roughly $500 in the past 24 hours. Just yesterday, the currency was trading as high as $6,700, but now it has seemingly fallen to as low as $6,250. That’s a slip of roughly seven percent. What could have caused such a dramatic fall in such a short period? While it’s unclear what specifically pertains to bitcoin, it looks like the currency isn’t alone in its present descent. Ethereum – the world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market cap and the number one competitor to bitcoin – has also taken a hard fall, trading for about $130 at press time when […]
March 29, 2020

Fake Ledger Chrome Extensions Continue to Steal Crypto From Victims

The Ripple wallet associated with a malicious Chrome extension impersonating Ledger has absorbed more than 2.5 million XRP
March 29, 2020

Canada’s New AML Rules Have Room for Improvement but a Good Start, Eh?

Canada’s financial regulators tighten the reins on the crypto industry. Will those changes benefit the local market in the long run?
March 29, 2020

BitMEX Research Unveils Who Funds Bitcoin Network Development

BitMEX research shows that blockchain firms Blockstream and Lightning Labs are the largest contributors to Bitcoin development
March 29, 2020

Bitcoin To Reach New Highs? Not So Fast!

A growing number of Bitcoin analysts are sounding the alarm about the need for the flagship cryptocurrency to prove its worth during the current financial crisis. They assert that now is the time for the decentralized asset to prove its resiliency amid an increasingly unstable global economy. Global Conditions Open the Door For Big Gains Tone Vays, a long-time Bitcoin maximalist, has tweeted a video from last June where he sounded an alarm about the rapid price increase to over USD $13,000. Vays noted at the time that such quick value jumps usually led to major corrections: Flashback: June 2019 when $BTC hit $13,800 – “I didn’t think it was possible to drop back down to $3,000 but I do now” –@UglyOldGoat1 – “I can see a prolonged #Bitcoin Bear Market for 6-9 Month” For full video https://t.co/EllkLEpEHl pic.twitter.com/fOTjdFgOT6 — […]
March 29, 2020

Porn Industry Thrives During Lockdown — These Sites Are Cryptocurrency-Friendly

Porn sites have been experiencing increased traffic as the number of people under lockdown or quarantine rises due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many of these sites accept cryptocurrencies, including Pornhub. The popular porn site currently offers residents of some countries free premium membership for a limited time to help them stay home during the covid-19 outbreak. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It Porn Site Sees Surge in Traffic Amid Coronavirus Lockdown Lockdown and social distancing have increased traffic to adult websites, many of which accept cryptocurrencies. Recently, one of the largest free porn sites, Pornhub, began offering free premium membership to users in countries currently undergoing a coronavirus lockdown or quarantine, including France, Spain, and Italy. Premium membership offers benefits such as exclusive content, no ads, faster streaming, and high-speed downloads. […]
March 29, 2020

Digital Dollar Pulled from $2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

As Congress went back and forth regarding the latest $2 trillion stimulus package designed to help America out during these strenuous times, many lawmakers suggested the idea of a digital dollar to potentially get things moving in the right direction. The Digital Dollar Has Failed… Or Has It? The digital dollar would have been an extension of USD. Instead of receiving paper checks in the mail, American citizens would instead receive digital funds as a means of ensuring that they did not handle anything that could have been contaminated. The idea during this crisis is to stay as far away from each other as possible; social distancing, as they’re calling it, to prevent the virus from spreading any faster. Well, the idea of the digital dollar was ultimately pulled from the final draft of the stimulus bill, which was later […]
March 29, 2020

Maze Hacker Group Claims Infecting Insurance Giant Chubb with Ransomware

According to a claim published on its website, black hat hacker group, Maze, has compromised insurance firm Chubb
March 29, 2020

Book Review – CoinGecko’s ‘How to DeFi’

Book Review – CoinGecko’s ‘How to DeFi’. A great guide for beginners wanting to understand more about Decentralized Finance
March 29, 2020

Ripple Suggests It’s Working On a Trading Platform Linked to XRP

Ripple suggested that it is currently working on a new exchange platform that would be used side by side with the XRP digital asset. This is according to […]
March 29, 2020

Mental Health Under Quarantine

The USA has recently become the nation with the highest number of reported COVID-19 cases. This has prompted the government to close many stores and make everyone stay home, unless in cases of emergency. This stay at home order and with it an increasing anxiety can be damaging for your mental health and stability if nothing is done. Self isolation can have many effects on the mind and body. Social isolation may lead to increased high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and even stroke. Within only a few days, self isolation can raise levels of anxiety and depression – releasing stress is one of the main things that relationships with other people can have. The majority of Americans report that they rely on having close relationships in order to support their well-being and provide emotional security – this is most […]
March 29, 2020

Luxury Watchmaker Breitling Adds Its First Timepieces to a Blockchain

In a rare example of real-world business deployment, Breitling is registering watches on a blockchain to track their provenance from owner to owner.
March 29, 2020

Alex Saunders Expects More Bearish Bitcoin Price Momentum During the Coronavirus Crisis

Many people expected the coronavirus crisis to be beneficial to Bitcoin’s value. So far, this momentum hasn’t played out, and Alex Saunders doesn’t expect things to improve either. The current Bitcoin price momentum has been a bit lackluster. No Bitcoin Price Improvement in Sight Despite some positive momentum earlier this week, things look bleak once again. Nugget News CEO Alex Saunders expects this uneasy momentum to continue for some time. In his opinion, there is no reason for a cryptocurrency price increase now, or in the near future. Saunders point at a weak US job report, a weakening Dollar, and general disinterest in investing as potential catalysts. There also appears to be a lack of new investors who show an interest in cryptocurrency markets.  Given the current coronavirus pandemic, it seems as if a lot of people are choosing for […]
March 29, 2020

Top 5 Cryptos This Week (Mar 29): CRO, XMR, XRP, ADA, XLM

Several top performers are showing signs of demand at lower levels. They are likely to confirm a bottom within the next few days
March 29, 2020

How MakerDAO’s Stablecoin Survived the Crash, Smart Contract Bugs and Full Decentralization

How do DeFi stablecoins actually work and what happened during the sudden, precipitous drop in crypto prices earlier this month? On today’s show Andreas M. Antonopoulos leads us through a very interesting system and how it survived ‘Black Thursday’.
March 29, 2020

DeFi Cannibalizes Ethereum Block Space

New data suggests that a ‘flippening’ in which DeFi transactions overtake ETH transfers may be soon on the horizon for Ethereum
March 29, 2020

In-Between Bitcoin Halvings: Analyst Proves Bitcoin’s Price Not Bound to 4-Year Cycles

Crypto traders and analysts have always looked to the halvings for some kind of clues in order to predict the future price of bitcoin. A number of traders also think that BTC price movements shift every four years and speculators often use the halvings as milestone markers. On March 28, crypto Youtube host and digital currency analyst Benjamin Cowen explained bitcoin’s price doesn’t move in four-year cycles and stressed that the asset is still following the lengthy market phase of accumulation. Also read: ‘Bull Run May Not Come Immediately After Bitcoin Halving,’ Says Bitmain’s Jihan Wu The Problem With 4-Year Interval Price Theories On Saturday, Into the Cryptoverse host, Benjamin Cowen discussed the crypto asset BTC’s long term chart. Cowen says there’s a number of people who still believe that the price of BTC follows a four-year cycle in between […]
March 29, 2020

Does Bitcoin Price Follow a ‘4-Year Cycle’?

Bitcoin and crypto analyst Benjamin Cohen has released a video that takes issue with the cyclical price theories held by many crypto advocates. By examining Bitcoin’s four-year price trends Cohen asserts that the flagship cryptocurrency does not follow such a discernable pattern. Bitcoin Halving May Not Spark A Price Spike Bitcoin has experienced two major periods of significant price growth. Each followed the block reward halvings that took place in 2012 and 2016, respectively. It thus stands to reason that crypto advocates anticipate a similar value spike to take place when the block reward is again reduced by half this May. Cowen throws cold water on this theory by pointing to market data suggesting that Bitcoin’s value growth has not followed such a simple four-year pattern. Rather, a series of peaks and valleys over several extended periods can be seen […]
March 29, 2020

Telegram Ruling Closes Another Door to Legally-Compliant Token Sales

A recent ruling stopping Telegram from distributing its cryptocurrency creates new legal peril for public blockchains, argues lawyer Josh Lawler.
March 29, 2020

Bitcoin Rallied 80% Without Any Gov’t Bailout: Time to Get Bullish?

Bitcoin rallied 80% without any government intervention so shouldn’t we be bullish on BTC price right now?
March 29, 2020

Cointelegraph Exclusive: Former CFTC Chair Looks to Digital Dollar Beyond COVID-19 Stimulus

Former CFTC Chair Giancarlo and CFTC FinTech expert Gorfine talk new digital dollar initiative with Cointelegraph
March 29, 2020

What Will Be the Early Privacy Impact of Secure Multiparty Computation?

How to provide privacy services in the age of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and crypto?
March 29, 2020

Algorand Launches Blockchain-Based Global Coronavirus Survey

Algorand wants both healthy and sick people to fill out its survey, and to update on their condition to generate a database
March 29, 2020

Big Tech in Blockchain: Comparing IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Google and More

Big tech and blockchain — how do the world’s biggest firms compare?
March 29, 2020

Global Crypto Community Comes Out in Full Force Against Coronavirus

With efforts to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus now in full swing, a number of prominent crypto firms are also taking part
March 29, 2020

Microsoft Patents New Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data

Microsoft has patented a cryptocurrency mining system that leverages human activities, including brain waves and body heat, when performing online tasks such as using search engines, chatbots, and reading ads. “A user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously,” the patent reads. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It Crypto System Leveraging Body Activity Data Microsoft Technology Licensing, the licensing arm of Microsoft Corp., has been granted an international patent for a “cryptocurrency system using body activity data.” The patent was published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on March 26. The application was filed on June 20 last year. “Human body activity associated with a task provided to a user may be used in a mining process of a cryptocurrency system,” the patent reads, adding as an example: A brain […]
March 29, 2020

Network of Fake Bitcoin QR Code Generators Stole $45,000 in March

The malicious QR code generators are hosted on the same servers as a network of “Bitcoin transaction accelerators” that have stolen 17.6 BTC
March 29, 2020

Ethereum-Based Social Video Network Integrates Zoom for Live Streaming

The popularity of video conferencing amid the pandemic led to mistakenly spiking Zoom Technologies’ shares by 700%
March 29, 2020

Coronavirus Fraud Pertaining to Bitcoin is on the Rise in the UK

No one will be surprised to learn how the number of cryptocurrency scams is still on the rise. Especially fake projects pertaining to the coronavirus are popping up globally.  Every incident in the world will bring out criminals looking for a quick buck. Coronavirus Scammers Want Your Bitcoin The current coronavirus crisis is no exception by any means. It would appear that ample criminals are looking for ways to make money during this incident. Various counties in the UK have seen a major increase in cryptocurrency extortion scams. That in itself is interesting, but it gets worse. Most of these scams try to play on people’s fear of the novel coronavirus. So far, criminals have shown a favoritism toward phishing attempts by impersonating WHO and CDC officials. Every single time, the objective is to obtain a certain amount of Bitcoin. […]
March 29, 2020

Overstock Plots Global Expansion for Blockchain-Based Agritech Platform

Medici Ventures has announced that GrainChain will migrate from Hyperledger Fabric to Symbiont’s Assembly blockchain
March 29, 2020

Bitcoins on the Move — Is BTC Price Inversely Correlated to Mempool Size?

Bitcoin price dropped by 60% between February 19 and March 13, while mempool size moved in the opposite direction
March 29, 2020

Overview of Software Wallets, the Easy Way to Store Crypto

What is a software crypto wallet, and which stand out from the rest?
March 29, 2020

400 Kraken Survey Respondents Predict Bitcoin Price Will Surpass $22K in 2020

San Francisco-based exchange Kraken conducted a poll that stems from the responses of 400 “VIP” cryptocurrency traders. Despite the current economic climate, surveyed participants indicate they still believe the cryptoconomy is in a “bull market.” Moreover, Kraken’s survey respondents think BTC prices will touch a new all-time high at $22,866 per coin. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It 400 VIP Kraken Traders Are Still Bullish – Survey Respondents Expect BTC’s Price to Touch $22K in 2020 On March 27, Kraken published a survey called the “2020 Sentiment Survey: Where We Are & What’s To Come.” The poll was conducted with 400 “VIP” traders and 41% said they were “investors,” 40% noted they were “traders” and 15% said they were “institutions.” A small percentage of the respondents were payment firms, crypto exchanges, […]
March 28, 2020

Will China Launch its Blockchain Service Network Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Predictions that China’s Blockchain Service Network will Launch next month, Chinese media has been silent about the launch since the pandemic outbreak
March 28, 2020

Do Video Games Subconsciously Teach Users Crypto Economics?

Ivan on Tech, a crypto YouTuber, said RuneScape taught him economics, as well as prepared him for crypto
March 28, 2020

“No on Bitcoin,” Some Investors Say… We Want Traditional Financial Services!

It’s been reported by some analysts that bitcoin demand is likely to go up in the coming weeks due to the current economic and market conditions, though some sources claim the opposite, and believe there will be a stronger desire for traditional financial services and institutions. Some Want Tradition Over Bitcoin During the last few weeks, several traders sold off their bitcoin and crypto stashes along with their stocks, metals and other assets as a means of attaining cash. During times of economic strife, cash tends to be king, while any speculative assets aren’t set to accomplish much. One source suggests, for example, that the demand for gold is now jumping given that the asset is often considered a “safe haven” investment for traders. Gold is widely believed to remain strong during hard times, and less likely to lose mass […]
March 28, 2020

Digital Dollars, Bakkt CEO Scandal, & a Continuing Pandemic: Bad Crypto News of the Week

Check out this week’s Bad Crypto News.
March 28, 2020

Binance Removes FTX Tokens Citing Confusion

Binance removes FTX leveraged token products from exchange
March 28, 2020

US Lawmaker Claims Stimulus Bill Bolsters Fed Secrecy, Pork Funds, and Wall Street Bailouts

On Friday, U.S. bureaucrats passed the 2020 stimulus bill, which has become the largest cash injection package ever created by the federal government. However, following the bill making it through the Senate and House, Republican representative Thomas Massie told the public the stimulus bill bolsters a shroud of secrecy surrounding the Federal Reserve. Moreover, within the depths of the bill’s 880 pages, there’s a $454 billion slush fund available for Wall Street among many other types of pork-barrel funding. Also read: Trump Signs Largest Relief Bill in US History: When Will Americans Get Stimulus Checks Kentucky Lawmaker Claims CARES Act Vote Was a ‘Cover Up’ and the Bill Allows the Fed to Print Funds for Wall Street Under a Shroud of Secrecy While Americans wait for their $1,200 checks for economic support from the U.S. federal government, American politicians have […]
March 28, 2020

Malta Denies Two Crypto Exchanges Have License to Operate

The MFSA issued a public warning on two crypto exchanges and clarified they don’t have any licenses
March 28, 2020

BTC Mining Ventures Like California’s Digital Farms Are Being Forced to Close Their Doors

The coronavirus has caused several businesses to shut down as of late, but the price of bitcoin is also contributing heavily to economic downplay. Several mining firms and blockchain-based enterprises don’t see a point in keeping their doors open so long as the asset’s price suffers, and some companies – like mining venture Digital Farms in California – have decided to shut down “indefinitely.” Digital Farms Will Close Down for a While This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the mining industry hit by hard conditions in the crypto industry. Remember 2018? It was arguably the roughest year for bitcoin and its crypto counterparts. Despite several coins reaching their all-time highs just months before, many saw their values disintegrate and crash the moment 2018 was rung in and the world said adios to 2017. Bitcoin, for example, was trading at […]
March 28, 2020

Can Bitcoin Rally Next Week? Skeptical Analyst Throws Light

A number of signals continue to tie Bitcoin to the present global economic crisis. Although the flagship cryptocurrency has shown stability over the past few days, some analysts now see more price drops ahead.  Global Stock Market Will Impact Bitcoin Josh Rager has posted a chart showing that the S&P 500 (SPX) has dropped below its 200 weeks moving average for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. This move is significant, as the last time the SPX fell below this line it remained there for more than two years as a bear market took over Wall Street. Rager predicts that should the trend continue Bitcoin prices will clearly suffer as investors will have little fiat to put into the crypto space. The analyst has also been skeptical of any short-term price increases, noting on twitter that he favors […]
March 28, 2020

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: March 22-28 in Review

This week’s news from Japan included blockchain-based steel pipe tracking, added exchange features and more
March 28, 2020

Fake COVID-19 Treatments Ask for Bitcoin Payments on Social Media

A twitter post on January 29 promoted a website selling a so-called cure for coronavirus, accepting Bitcoin as payment. Scams such as this have proliferated as the global crisis escalates.  Scammers Selling False Hope & Asking for Bitcoin The Russian-based website selling the fake cure has been deactivated. Screenshots show it offering the so-called vaccine in doses for up to three people. It claimed to be tied to the Australian National University in Canberra. Although extensive research is underway, no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 presently exists. Nevertheless, it is not surprising that scammers would seek to exploit the current crisis by promoting hoaxes. Any so-called treatments sold online should be avoided. Some media personalities, such as Alex Jones, have been ordered to stop promoting supplements and alternative medicines that they have asserted will fight the disease. Criminals are also […]
March 28, 2020

Madrid Team Builds Iota-Based Decentralized Information Platform to Combat Coronavirus

A team based in Madrid, one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, has released an Iota Tango platform that helps combat the coronavirus
March 28, 2020

Trump Signs Largest Relief Bill in US History: When Will Americans Get Stimulus Checks

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law what he calls the largest single economic relief bill in history. “At $2.2 trillion dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, and businesses,” Trump said. Americans are expected to receive stimulus checks of up to $1,200 if they qualify. Also read: 2x Bitcoin — Wanna Double Your BTC to the Moon? Forget About It Single Biggest Economic Relief Bill in American History The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. He tweeted on Friday: I just signed the CARES Act, the single biggest economic relief package in American History – twice as large as any relief bill ever enacted. At $2.2 trillion dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, […]
March 28, 2020

Are Traders Coming Back to Bitcoin?

New data suggests that investors are once again gaining confidence in bitcoin. Bitcoin Is Back, Baby The currency – which is often seen as a speculative asset – shed several points off its reputation during the past few weeks, though to be fair, the same can be said for many assets (i.e. stocks, oil, etc.) The coronavirus pandemic sent everyone into a solid panic, and people began selling off everything they owned in the hopes of gaining cold hard cash before the global economy suffered too much. During this time, bitcoin encountered a nasty selloff that brought its price down from over $10,000 to the high $3,000 range. From there, it brought itself out of the doldrums and now appears to have settled between $6,600 and $6,700, where it’s been for the past few days. While this price is certainly […]
March 28, 2020

Talking Digital Future: Artificial Intelligence

Does quantum supremacy’s achievement remain a theoretical dream of a distant future, or is the day of the quantum revolution not so far away?
March 28, 2020

Liquid Federation Announces 10 New Members

The new additions bring the Liquid Federation’s total membership to 45
March 28, 2020

Largo on- and off-chain solutions

Even though today’s technological capacity has allowed us to optimize most risks faced in small and mid-sized businesses, there is still harm dealt to both the seller’s and the buyer’s sides of any trade. One of the fastest-paced developing and lucricious markets for both large enterprises and sole-proprietorships is e-commerce; with its total volume exceeding several trillion dollars, and world’s top giant companies rivaling for every share of it, the technological growth of the industry remains one of the most impressive. At the same time, one can observe that still fortunes are lost monthly and annually due to fraud and/or disagreement, especially in cross-border trade. This is the problem Largo Coin aims to solve: we offer every buyer and seller to mitigate their operational risks by incorporating Largo Escrow into their transactions. Applying Largo services will increase financial security during […]
March 28, 2020

Venezuela’s Struggling Internet Could Make Crypto Trading Tough

Venezuelans are facing slow internet times, which could make crypto trading difficult
March 28, 2020

Tech Giants Come Together to Build a Coronavirus hub With Blockchain Technology

Trying to address the global coronavirus crisis will require cooperation between companies who would normally be competitors. In the blockchain space, IBM and Oracle are joining forces with the WHO. It is evident that new solutions need to be found to gather information pertaining to the coronavirus crisis. Using Blockchain During the Coronavirus Crisis Especially now that so much misinformation and fake news is spreading across the internet. IBM, Oracle, and the World health organization are teaming up to address this situation. A new open-data hub is being developed, and it will make use of blockchain technology. It appears the new platform will be known as MiPasa and is built on top of Hyperledger Fabric. For scientists and researchers, it is crucial to have access to information. That information needs to be correct first and foremost, thus ensuring the details […]
March 28, 2020

Bitcoin Development Activity is Being Funded by These Players

A just-released report from Bitmex shows that Bitcoin platform development continues to grow and diversify. A look at key players reflects greater interest in scalability and bringing the flagship cryptocurrency into a position for effective mass use. Multiple Bitcoin Projects Supported The report shows that Blockstream and Lightning Labs have become by-far the top institutions working on Bitcoin development. Seeking to create long-term solutions to the scalability challenge, both are pouring significant resources into side chains that promise to ease congestion on the main network. The picture becomes murkier when looking at development funding. There exist several independent entities that provide funding for a range of Bitcoin projects, most of whom are non-profit. Chaincode Labs and MIT DCI top this list, yet several others such as DG Labs and Square Crypto also play a role in this space. BitMEX notes […]
March 28, 2020

Disruption, Money and a World of Change, Feat. Niall Ferguson

CoinDesk’s Michael Casey speaks with author, historian and Hoover Institution senior fellow Niall Ferguson about our disrupted world, inevitable crisis and what it could mean for money.