May 20, 2019

AICoin Makes First Start-up Investment in Global Health Care Provider Sevamob

May, 2019, Singapore –  AICoin, a tokenised group that uses profits from cryptocurrency trading to take equity stakes in early-stage AI companies, has just completed its first investment in Sevamob Ventures USA Inc. AICoin, through Tessier-Ashpool PTE Ltd. is the lead investor in this $2,000,000 funding round and will acquire a board seat at Sevamob. Other participants in the round include Sorenson Impact Foundation, Impact Assets, and US-based HNIs. About Sevamob Sevamob, a provider of artificial intelligence-enabled healthcare platform to organizations, and part of Duke University’s Innovations in Healthcare program, is one of the new breed of companies that uses technologies like artificial intelligence and telemedicine in asset light popup clinics to deliver superior primary healthcare to underserved populations at up to 50% lower cost. Sevamob makes revenue by charging for service delivery and software licensing. Sevamob is currently running 163 full and part-time units in India, Southern Africa, and Georgia USA. […]
May 20, 2019

Coinbase Commerce adds support for USD Coin (USDC)

CryptoNinjas Today, bitcoin and crypto exchange company Coinbase, announced that businesses can now accept USD Coin using its blockchain merchant payment tool Coinbase Commerce. USD Coin (USDC) is a US dollar-backed stablecoin from Circle and Coinbase. Accepting USD Coin gives merchants many of the… Coinbase Commerce adds support for USD Coin (USDC)
May 20, 2019

$900 Million: Coinbase Records Highest Weekly Ethereum Trading Volume Since 2017

Popular ethereum markets exceeded $900 million in trading volume on Coinbase last week, its highest amount since late 2017.
May 20, 2019

Eidoo update enables users to buy bitcoin (BITC) with wire transfer

CryptoNinjas Eidoo, a bitcoin and cryptocurrency wallet ecosystem app, today released a new version which includes extra attractive features. First, the just released version 1.8, includes the possibility to buy bitcoin with a wire transfer. This new version of the Eidoo app includes the… Eidoo update enables users to buy bitcoin (BITC) with wire transfer
May 20, 2019

Eternalcoin Announces Initial Exchange Offering on LATOKEN Exchange to Start May 20th

May 20th, 2019 –  London, UK – Eternal Wars is one of the top cross-platform card trading games, with over 10,000 downloads since inception, and now with its own cryptocurrency, Eternalcoin (EIS), on LATOKEN Exchange. Users will now be able to use the Ethereum-based token for secure in-app purchases and collect tradable cards with real-world value. Top cryptocurrency exchange LATOKEN will host the Eternalcoin Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) from May 20th, giving all participants the chance to buy the tokens, and mint, or trade the Eternal War cards. War on Centralization Eternal Wars is an epic trading card-based war game that allows players to pay for various cards that represent their character and powers. The cards are used to fight in different battle modes, such as Battle Royale, Clash of the Titans and PvP.  The Eternal Wars developers realized that although the players spent a significant amount of money on […]
May 20, 2019

Coinfloor partners with Enumis to offer crypto-friendly current account

CryptoNinjas Today, UK bitcoin exchange Coinfloor announced a partnership with one of the longest established FCA authorized electronic money institutions, Enumis, to offer fiat current accounts. The new offering is part of Coinfloor’s wider strategy to build a trusted, reliable and secure set of… Coinfloor partners with Enumis to offer crypto-friendly current account
May 20, 2019

Stellar’s Blockchain Briefly Goes Offline, Confirming the Project Lacks Decentralization

Stellar’s network went offline for over an hour, raising questions over how truly decentralized the project is. The scenario was predicted by researchers earlier last month
May 20, 2019

White Hat Hackers Can Make a Good Living

It pays to be a hacker. Whether you’re fixing problems or adding to the deadly mix out there, there’s a lot of money to be made if you know how to infiltrate computer networks. Scary, but Super Skills If you’re in the former category, you’re what’s considered a “white hat hacker.” These are individuals hired by tech companies and similar enterprises to fix bugs in their systems for a fee. You have the knowledge necessary to access computer networks and browse through whatever data is available. You choose to use your computer skills for the greater good. Despite all we hear about hackings and crypto thefts, white hat hackers are more common than mainstream media would have us believe. In fact, such individuals made over $32,000 in just the last seven weeks alone making tech companies stronger, better and easier […]
May 20, 2019

‘Warren Buffett’ Isn’t Shorting Bitcoin: New Crypto Loan Report Concludes

A new report from bitcoin and crypto load provider Genesis Capital reveals some interesting insights into institutional short-selling of cryptocurrencies. Notably, BTC is used less for speculation than altcoins while naysayers Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett, and Nouriel Roubini are not shorting bitcoin.  $425 Million New Loan Originations In First Quarter Crypto-Loans provider, Genesis Capital has published its latest quarterly report and insights, covering Q1 2019 and beyond. The first quarter of 2019 continued the upwards trend seen at the end of 2018, with an additional $425 million in new originations. This took the total since launching the lending business in March 2018 to over $1.5 billion, 38% quarterly growth. Active loans rose 17%, from $153 million to $181 million. BTC still dominates Genesis’ loan-book, increasing slightly to make up 68% of the loan portfolio. Bitcoin is showing consistent borrowing demand from […]
May 20, 2019

Senior Official in Russian Parliament Says That Cryptos Can Ruin Governments

A senior official in Russia’s parliament has argued that cryptocurrencies have the potential to ruin governments
May 20, 2019

MakerDAO Fee Decrease Stalls Amid Decline in Token Holder Voting Turnout

A decrease to fees on stablecoin DAI failed to activate over the weekend due to a lack of voter turnout.
May 20, 2019

Hackers Focus On Inclusive Design At ETH New York

Along with holding talks aimed at introducing high school students to blockchain technology, hackers at ETH New York worked to develop dApps that tackle everything from issuing life insurance on the Ethereum blockchain to crypto wallets for the visually impaired.
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin margin trading on crypto exchange Bit-Z goes live

CryptoNinjas Today, bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange Bit-Z has launched margin trading capabilities. For now, leveraged trading supports the BTC/USDT market with up to 3x leverage. The BTC daily leverage rate is 0.02% and USDT daily rate is 0.03%. Margin Trading Margin trading is a… Bitcoin margin trading on crypto exchange Bit-Z goes live
May 20, 2019

UK-Based Global Funds Network Calastone Switches Entire System to Blockchain

The entire system for fund trade clearing services of London-based global funds network Calastone has been reportedly switched to the firm’s blockchain infrastructure
May 20, 2019

EU’s Central Bank Breaks Down Its Thoughts On Cryptocurrency

While the European Central Bank found that crypto assets have had a relatively small impact on the financial stability of countries that have adopted the euro, the bank says it’s open to at least explore the possibility of a digitally issued euro.
May 20, 2019

Vitalik Buterin Addresses Prediction Markets And Bribery In ETH 2.0 Keynote

In his keynote speech, Buterin outlined key factors regarding incentives and collusion-resistant solutions to promote the creation of positive and helpful blockchain content.
May 20, 2019

Shares of real estate tokenization company blockimmo now live

CryptoNinjas Zug-based blockchain company blockimmo, a platform for real estate tokenization and technology provider for asset tokenization, has successfully completed its first financing seed round with family, friends and early-stage investors. Unique in this way, investors received their shares in the company in the… Shares of real estate tokenization company blockimmo now live
May 20, 2019

A Look At Switzerland’s Crypto Valley And The Roots Of Ethereum

As the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries flourish in Zug, Switzerland, a look inside the burgeoning Crypto Valley reveals its ties to Ethereum and just how much it has permeated outside the tech sector.
May 20, 2019

VERSO partners with Factom to launch blockchain powered warranty claims module

CryptoNinjas VERSO, a cloud-based workflow management system, announced today it has deployed a new warranty claims management module built with blockchain technology for use by its clients to report and settle warranty claims among participating parties. VERSO’s SaaS-based B2B workflow management portal helps clients… VERSO partners with Factom to launch blockchain powered warranty claims module
May 20, 2019

Ren’s private crypto virtual machine and dark pool achieves interoperability

CryptoNinjas Ren, a privacy-preserving virtual machine featuring a cryptocurrency dark pool, during this past month achieved some notable milestones in its development, the primary among them was interoperability. To showcase this, the Ren team used RenVM to successfully trade DAI/BTC on an Ethereum DEX…. Ren’s private crypto virtual machine and dark pool achieves interoperability
May 20, 2019

Holders Gonna HODL: Most Of Bitcoin Supply Did Not Move Since 2018

The Bitcoin bull market is changing investor habits – but the vast majority of the supply has stayed in the same wallet since 2018. 10.5 Million Bitcoins Dormant Analysis of data from BitInfoCharts and social media transaction monitoring resource Whale Alerts produced some interesting reading this week. Despite the Bitcoin price rise which began in April, seeing BTC/USD jump from $4,000 to over $8,300, HODLers are still accumulating – while keeping their coins static. According to BitInfoCharts, around 10.5 million BTC has not left its wallet since May 5, 2018. The figure is just over double the 5.28 million BTC from January 5, 2017, before Bitcoin’s bull run to current all-time highs of $20,000. Roughly 17.7 million bitcoin out of 21 million have already been mined. The figure keeps rising – countering the concept that Bitcoin price rises have sparked […]
May 20, 2019

Seoul to Implement Blockchain in Citizen Cards, the Mayor Reveals

The capital of South Korea plans to implement blockchain tech in an authentication system for citizen cards, the mayor of Seoul has revealed
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin.com’s Market Cap Aggregator Adds More Informative Crypto Data

A little over a year ago, our web portal launched a new market cap aggregator, Markets.Bitcoin.com, which showcases the top 500 cryptocurrency market valuations. More recently we’ve added some great data to Markets.Bitcoin.com so people can get information on not only the price of their favorite coins, but also real-time charts featuring transactions per day, 24-hour volume, and the current number of coins in circulation. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr Transaction Markets.Bitcoin.com: Real-Time Price Quotes, Market Caps, and Professional Charts Last year, we launched a webpage that hosts the top 500 cryptocurrency market valuations in real-time. Markets.Bitcoin.com is a colorfully themed market cap aggregator that features the top performing cryptocurrency prices and market data. The page is quite different to most market cap websites because you don’t have to refresh the page […]
May 20, 2019

There Are Just 732,000 Bitcoin Addresses That Own 1 BTC Or More

There are at least 732,000 Bitcoin (BTC) addresses that own at least 1 BTC. Nonetheless, there are more than 25 million addresses holding different amounts of BTC. Bitcoin […] The post There Are Just 732,000 Bitcoin Addresses That Own 1 BTC Or More appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 20, 2019

ABN AMRO Eyes Launch of Blockchain Inventory Platform, Dropping Wallet Plan

As ABN AMRO drops its exploration of a crypto wallet product, the Dutch bank says it’s seeking to launch a blockchain platform for trade inventory.
May 20, 2019

Coinbase’s Education Rewards Program ‘Earn’ Expands to Over 100 Countries

Coinbase now lets users in 103 countries earn rewards for learning about cryptocurrency via its Earn program.
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Pullback After Rejection at $8.3K Has a Silver Lining

Bitcoin price analysis is showing BTC/USD consolidating inside a pennant pattern, but which way will it break after being rejected at $8,300? Bitcoin price (BTC) has had a wild ride over the last 7 days, printing a new YTD-high at $8,388, experiencing a heavy flash crash the following day, only to then recover back above $8,000 again. Let’s take a look at the bitcoin price analysis to see where this turbulent asset is headed next. Bitcoin Price Analysis: 30-Minute Chart On the 30-minute BTC/USD chart we can see that the intraday price action is continuing to consolidate inside a bullish descending triangle pattern, between two downtrending levels (white lines). A strong support zone (green shaded area), which has so far successfully prevented BTC price 00 from dropping below psychological $7,800 level on several occasions, should provide bullish traders with a secure […]
May 20, 2019

Cash, Coins and Casinos: Japan Struggles to Regulate Online Gambling

“It is a matter of time to grow to a market size that regulators can not ignore”: Increased demand for online gambling puts pressure on Japanese regulators
May 20, 2019

Ripple CEO: Even the Banking Goliaths Will Have to Embrace Crypto, Blockchain Innovation

Ripple’s CEO has argued that the biggest banks have a strong reason to embrace crypto and blockchain innovation, despite the apparent threat it poses to their current oligopoly
May 20, 2019

Crypto exchange Bibox launching Bibox EU to expand services

CryptoNinjas Bibox, a bitcoin and crypto asset exchange company, will soon be launching Bibox Europe to allow easier access to digital assets by supporting fiat currency to crypto brokerage services. Bibox EU is regulated and compliant with Swiss banks and will offer insurance protection…. Crypto exchange Bibox launching Bibox EU to expand services
May 20, 2019

Mutual Funds Network Calastone’s ‘Real-Time’ Blockchain Platform Is Live

Calastone, a transactions network for the mutual funds industry, has now moved to its own blockchain-based settlement system.
May 20, 2019

FedEx Blockchain Strategist Sees Teamwork as Key to Developing Blockchain Business Models

FedEx’s own blockchain specialist is staying conservative on its benefits
May 20, 2019

OmiseGo launches the second version of OMG Network

CryptoNinjas OmiseGo, a scaling solution for finance on Ethereum, enabling transparent, peer-to-peer transactions in real-time, has announced the newest release version, called ‘Samrong’ — this is the second iteration of the OMG Network. The OmiseGo team has made drastic improvements for Samrong in terms of the… OmiseGo launches the second version of OMG Network
May 20, 2019

Beyond KYC: Global Regulators Appear Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges

Exchanges will likely have to collect information about their clients’ crypto transactions under new global standards expected in June.
May 20, 2019

As Trump Threatens the ‘End of Iran’ Its People Flock to Bitcoin

Thanks to Trump, Iran is between a rock and a hard place. As US sanctions squeeze the country tighter, inflation rises, and war drums echo in the distance, its people are flocking to Bitcoin. Storm Clouds Are Gathering Over Iran Powered by an erratic, unpredictable man egged on by extremist advisors, this US administration is playing a dangerous game. Ever since Trump ascended to power, he’s had Iran in his sights. First, he withdrew from the Iran Nuclear deal put in place by the Obama administration. Then, he imposed grueling sanctions on the country to pressure its regime further. There’s nothing like the choke of sanctions to provoke knee-jerk acts of aggression. With the world’s most powerful country breathing down your neck and its national security advisor John Bolton screaming for regime change, it’s not unreasonable to expect a reaction. […]
May 20, 2019

SKALE’s decentralized on-chain storage for Ethereum-based apps now live

CryptoNinjas SKALE Labs has announced the launch of SKALE Storage, a cost-effective and native decentralized storage solution for Ethereum-based applications, powered by its Elastic Sidechains. Storing items directly on the Ethereum blockchain is cumbersome and prohibitively expensive. Storing just 1GB of data would take… SKALE’s decentralized on-chain storage for Ethereum-based apps now live
May 20, 2019

Bloomberg: Blockchain-Powered IPO Platform to List First Company in June

SprinkleXchange, a blockchain-powered initial public offering platform, is preparing to list its first company in June
May 20, 2019

Crypto exchange Coinsuper collaborates with EON to offer staking

CryptoNinjas Coinsuper, a Hong Kong-based bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading platform, has announced a collaboration with EON Staking Inc. (EON), a San Francisco based staking infrastructure platform, to offer staking to its customers. Through this partnership with EON, Coinsuper will be one of the first… Crypto exchange Coinsuper collaborates with EON to offer staking
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin Falls Below the $7,900 Mark as US Stock Market Sees a Minor Downturn

Bitcoin has fallen below the $7,900 mark again as most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies report moderate losses on the day
May 20, 2019

First Since 2017: Bitcoin Price Logs Double-Digit Gains for Third Week

Bitcoin has registered double digit gains for three consecutive weeks – a feat last seen at the height of the bull market in 2017.
May 20, 2019

Crypto.com adds QTUM to its cryptocurrency wallet and card app

CryptoNinjas Crypto.com, a provider of a cryptocurrency wallet and card application, has announced that it has integrated tokens from Qtum (QTUM), the secure open-source smart contract platform. The wallet portion of Crypto.com’s app secures several cryptocurrencies along with… Crypto.com adds QTUM to its cryptocurrency wallet and card app
May 20, 2019

Koine acquires hireabl to strengthen institutional on-boarding for custody of digital assets

CryptoNinjas Koine, a specialist for custody and settlement of digital assets, today announced it has acquired Recruitable Ltd (trading as “hireabl”), a pre-launch, fintech company with a scalable platform for automated client on-boarding. Koine plans to make a… Koine acquires hireabl to strengthen institutional on-boarding for custody of digital assets
May 20, 2019

SealBlock Crypto Asset Secure Ecosystem has launched

CryptoNinjas SealBlock, a programmable, hardware-based hot wallet solution for securing digital keys and transactions, has announced the launch of the SealBlock Crypto Asset Secure Ecosystem (SealBlock CASE) for crypto exchanges, miners, blockchain projects and token funds. The safety… SealBlock Crypto Asset Secure Ecosystem has launched
May 20, 2019

Dutch Bank ABN AMRO Abandons Wallie Custodial Bitcoin Wallet Citing Risk Concerns

Plans to launch a custodial bitcoin wallet dubbed “Wallie” has been abandoned by Dutch bank ABN AMRO because of risk concerns
May 20, 2019

Centralized Crypto Exchanges Saw Major Monthly Volume Uptick in April, Report Shows

Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges saw a major uptick in traded volume this April, with a solid 85% overall increase among top fiat-to-crypto platforms
May 20, 2019

Tom Lee Cites 13 Confirmations That the Crypto Winter Is Over

Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee has claimed that the Consensus conference has confirmed that the crypto winter is over
May 20, 2019

JPMorgan Warns Investors Of ‘Overpriced’ Bitcoin And Potential Crash

True to form, JPMorgan strategists have been warning investors off Bitcoin, despite the current bull-market. According to a recent investor note, Bitcoin has surged ahead of its ‘intrinsic value’, mirroring 2017’s boom, before 2018’s slump. Naturally JPMorgan Wants To Rain On Bitcoin’s Parade Bitcoin price 00 has undergone a heroic charge since the beginning of April, signalling the end of the nearly 18-month crypto-winter. However, the BTC-phobic strategists of JPMorgan, will always find some reason to dissuade any interested customers from buying. For JPMorgan, cryptocurrency price gains mean only one thing – the overpricing of assets. In order to give the FUD an air of science, they are even able to put a figure on it – the ‘intrinsic price.’ Which, according to JPMorgan, derives from treating Bitcoin as a commodity and calculating its ‘cost of production.’ According to the […]
May 20, 2019

How to Check Median BTC and BCH Transaction Fees

Transaction fees are the cost that cryptocurrency users have to bear in order to keep the system going. Fees can vary significantly between networks and it is important to be able to check this before you decide which cryptocurrency to use for making your digital payments. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Upgrade and 30K Stores Accepting BCH in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com Transaction Fees Differ by Orders of Magnitude Bitcoinfees.cash is a website which tracks the median transaction fees for both bitcoin core (BTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH). The site displays the current median transaction fees alongside one another as well as a graph of historical median BTC and BCH transaction fees. The median fees listed on the site are based on the past week of transaction data sourced from a few API providers. The live fee data is updated […]
May 20, 2019

Insured Cryptocurrency Custody Services and Their Potential Impact: The Key to Institutional Investment Growth?

A look at what insured cryptocurrency custody services are, why they are important from an institutional point of view, and what the potential impact on the market would be should they lure institutional investors
May 20, 2019

Bluzelle launches decentralized data delivery network

CryptoNinjas Bluzelle, the decentralized data technology that utilizes blockchain technology and edge computing, has today launched the world’s first Data Delivery Network (DDN), taking on global market leaders to meet the increasing demand for data delivery by delivering… Bluzelle launches decentralized data delivery network
May 20, 2019

Why we stopped using ‘npm start’ for running our blockchain core’s child processes

You shouldn’t start applications through npm when you have child processes natively supported by Node.js. In this article, we will provide a list of best practices for Node.js applications with a code snippet that outlines the core problem and shows you how to reproduce the issue in 3 steps. In short, we stopped using npm start to run our blockchain’s core and instead opted for using the native node command. Introduction to npm and its most well-known command ‘npm start’. Npm is the go-to node package manager when you are working on a JavaScript project. It allows you to install other people’s code packages into your own project so you don’t have to code everything you need from scratch. Npm also became famous because of its industry-wide usage of script commands that can be entered in the shell to start your application. […]
May 20, 2019

Bitcoin Has Soared Above Intrinsic Value During Latest Rally, JPM Strategists Claim

JPMorgan strategists claim that bitcoin’s new rally has reproduced a pattern from its historic 2017 performance and ostensibly soared past what they judge to be its intrinsic value
May 20, 2019

Ethereum-Based Stock Exchange Plans First Company Listing in June

SprinkleXchange, a Bahrain-basedstock exchange built with blockchain tech, is reportedly listing its first company next month.
May 20, 2019

Stellar Lumen (XLM) Price Could Resume Rally Above $0.1500

Stellar lumen price surged higher above the $0.1050 and $0.1400 resistance levels against the US Dollar. XLM price traded towards the $0.1620 level and recently corrected lower towards the $0.1180 level. There is a major contracting triangle forming with support near $0.1300 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Kraken). The pair is likely to break the $0.1420 and $0.1420 resistance levels to start a strong rise. Stellar lumen price is placed in a strong uptrend above $0.1200 against the US Dollar. XLM price could resume its upward move once it clears the $0.1420 resistance area. Stellar Lumen Price Analysis (XLM to USD) This past week, stellar lumen price started a strong rally above the $0.1000 resistance after bitcoin’s surge against the US Dollar. The XLM/USD pair climbed higher sharply and broke many hurdles such as $0.1050, $0.1180, $0.1250 and […]
May 20, 2019

Scam Alert: Bitconnect ‘2.0’ Claims Binance Listing for July Launch

The return of notorious cryptocurrency ponzi scheme Bitconnect is closer than ever, its mysterious organizers claim after revealing a July launch date. Bitconnect: Unapologetically Fraudulent A fresh tweet from the Twitter account of the so-called ‘Bitconnect 2.0’ May 18 confirms the scheme is set to debut – again – on July 1. Not only that, but true to the style of deception for which the original Bitconnect became known, a fake exchange partnership has already surfaced. The owner of the Twitter account added prospective investors can purchase tokens on major cryptocurrency exchange Binance – when in fact this is simply a lie. “Welcome everyone back to Bitconnect 2.0[.] We will launch Bitconnect2.0 on July 1st,” the post reads. Welcome everyone back to Bitconnect 2.0We will launch Bitconnect2.0 on July 1stvisit our website for more Infoshttps://t.co/xKJ10yeYoP — Bitconnect2.0 (@Bitconnect2_0) May 18, […]
May 20, 2019

Cryptocurrencies Pose No Threat to Financial Stability: EU Central Bank

The European Central Bank has said that cryptocurrencies are currently not a threat to financial stability in the euro zone.
May 20, 2019

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Likely To Grind Higher Towards $0.48

Ripple price corrected lower after a strong rally above $0.4500 and $0.4650 against the US dollar. The price tested the $0.3560 support area and it is currently moving higher with a positive tone. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $0.3855 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Bitstamp). The price is currently struggling near $0.4200, but it is likely to gain bullish momentum in the near term. Ripple price rallied significantly towards $0.4800 against the US Dollar, and later corrected lower. XRP is currently holding the $0.3800 support and it is likely to climb higher. Ripple Price Analysis This past week, there was a significant rally in bitcoin, Ethereum, bitcoin cash, ADA and ripple against the US Dollar. The XRP/USD pair surged above the $0.3340, $0.3600 and $0.4000 resistance levels. There […]
May 20, 2019

Content Delivery Meets Cryptocurrency Rewards

The Rhovit platform offers an elegant solution to content delivery that empowers users and content creators with a cryptocurrency based rewards mechanism. The world we inhabit is changing, and it’s changing fast. Media, once constrained to physical copies, cable networks, and movie reels, has been liberated by the internet. New systems have come to rise that are quickly laying waste to the old structures that once prevailed as consumers cut cables in favor of content streaming services. Similarly, digital news has supplanted the newspaper and magazine era, relegating the former mainstay print business to ever diminishing niche markets. A Bright New World Of Digital Media The scope of services and networks have continued expanding. In today’s media rich landscape, we have our choice of platforms to turn to for entertainment. Alongside the old networks and cable channels a diverse collection of options […]
May 20, 2019

‘Bitcoin Bull Market is Real’ Says BitMEX CEO As ETF Decision Looms

With Bitcoin price again climbing to $8K during early Asian trading, all eyes will be on the SEC this week and a possible deicision on the VanEck Bitcoin ETF. Bitcoin Price Bounces Back to $8K Just a few hours ago Bitcoin price 00 reached its resistance point again posting an intraday high of $8,250 according to Coinmarketcap.com. Momentum initiated Sunday morning when BTC defied analysts’ expectations of a pullback and surged 9 percent in a matter of hours. The bullish pressure has continued culminating in a return to Bitcoin’s 2019 high. A sharp retracement followed, however, resulting in a drop back to $7,930. Since then BTC has slowly crept back up and is over $8,000 again. The past week has been extremely bullish with a gain of over a thousand dollars since the same time last Monday. Bitcoin has surged […]
May 20, 2019

Top Altcoins Gainers in USD and BTC Value – 2019 Week 20 Edition

As the week almost draws to a close, it is a perfect time to tally up the gains and losses sustained by some of the top markets. An interesting comparison can be made in terms of BTC and USD gains, as the result is very different. One can only hope this positive momentum carries over to next week, although nothing has been set in stone as of yet. All Altcoins Gain in USD Value Despite most markets deriving value from Bitcoin’s uptrend, almost all of them have surpassed the world’s leading cryptocurrency in terms of USD-based gains. Both Binance Coin and Stellar gained over 40%, which is incredibly impressive. However, the biggest gainer is NEM, which shot up by over 65% in just seven days. Absolutely monstrous gains for an altcoin which has seen its fair share of ups and […]
May 20, 2019

Latest Hack Sparks Concern Whatsapp Will Never Be Secure

Facebook’s popular messaging app with 1.5 billion users in over 180 countries has another major vulnerability. Hackers were able to covertly install spyware on iOS and Android smartphones using Whatsapp with just a phone call. “All of their security issues are conveniently suitable for surveillance, and look and work a lot like backdoors,” said Telegram’s founder, who doubts Whatsapp will ever be secure. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request A Phone Call Is All It Takes Whatsapp and its parent company, Facebook, revealed last week that a major vulnerability had been discovered in the popular messaging service and urged users to update the app. The Financial Times reported that this latest vulnerability in Whatsapp had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject Israeli spyware onto mobile phones simply by calling targets, noting: The malicious […]
May 19, 2019

Binance Coin Price Prediction and Technical Analysis for May 19

It has been a remarkable day for all of the cryptocurrencies, tokens, and assets on the market. Bitcoin’s surprising sudden uptrend has caused a lot of shifts to take note of. Perhaps the biggest development is how the Binance Coin price successfully claimed a new all-time high for the second time in three days. One has to wonder how long this momentum can remain in place, though. A New Binance Coin All-time High Prior to 2019, the BNB all-time high sat well below $25. That record was reached during the 2017 bull run which triggered a lot of excitement, yet also subsequent losses shortly after. Now that 2019 seems to be the year of price recovery, the Binance Coin price has reached several new all-time highs. The most recent one comes in the form of a temporary push to $30.14, […]
May 19, 2019

You Can Now Send and Receive Bitcoin on Whats App

Whats App users can now send and receive Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC) via the popular messaging platform thanks to the Lite.Im bot. The announcement is the latest attempt to simplify the cryptocurrency transaction process, bringing virtual currencies closer to the everyday person. Sending Bitcoin on WhatsApp In a tweet published by Zulu Republic on Sunday (May 19, 2019), the digital platform announced that its cryptocurrency messaging platform Lite.Im had introduced a simple way to send and receive bitcoin via WhatsApp. we are happy to announce that from today you can send and receive #bitcoin & #litecoin on #WhatsApp via @liteim_official ! try it yourself here: https://t.co/JaldSafGBK @FranklynCrypto @SatoshiLite @CharlieShrem @CCNMarkets @GLRalf — Zulu Republic (@ztxrepublic) May 19, 2019 All users have to do is add the Lite.Im WhatsApp bot and follow the on-screen prompts. There are numerous options for […]
May 19, 2019

Bitcoin Cash Devs Publish the First 3 of 3 Multi-Sig Schnorr Transaction

On May 15, the Bitcoin Cash network successfully upgraded by implementing Schnorr signatures, after which a few developers processed some basic Schnorr signatures. Then, on Saturday, May 18, software developers Chris Pacia, Mark Lundeberg, and Checksum0 performed the first multi-sig Schnorr signature on BCH and sent the funds to Freeross.org. Also Read: After Trillions Printed Under QE, Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t Matter A Multi-Sig Schnorr Transaction With a P2PKH Output This weekend, Openbazaar and Bchd full node developer Chris Pacia announced the first 3 of 3 multi-signature in a Pays To PubKey Hash (P2PKH) output. Developers Checksum0 and Mark Lundeberg helped process the transaction and the funds were sent to the Ross Ulbricht defense fund. “Mark Lundeberg, Chris Pacia and I made the first Schnorr multi-signature in history — The transaction is a donation to Free Ross — Proof […]
May 19, 2019

Brad Garlinghouse Says xCurrent Service Is An Upgrade of SWIFT

Brad Galringhouse, the CEO of Ripple, explained that he xCurrent service is an upgrade to SWIFT. He said that at a meeting with representatives of banks and financial […] The post Brad Garlinghouse Says xCurrent Service Is An Upgrade of SWIFT appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 19, 2019

Renowned Dev Crafts Two Improvement Proposals For Bitcoin Privacy

Bitcoin transactions may soon be barred from the general public if the Bitcoin Improvement Proposals by Pieter Wuille, a renowned bitcoin developer, are implemented. The goal is a […] The post Renowned Dev Crafts Two Improvement Proposals For Bitcoin Privacy appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
May 19, 2019

How to Travel the World With Bitcoin Cash

Traveling is on everyone’s minds as summer approaches and crypto enthusiasts are no exception. But for anyone thinking of a holiday trip, travel arrangements can be arduous. Crypto payments can make your life easier in that regard, particularly with bitcoin cash, which is a fast and cheap way to pay for anything. The following guide shows you how to travel the world on BCH. Also read: Renewed Market Growth Has Sparked Demand for Crypto-Backed Loans Book Flights, Hotels, Cars and Train Tickets With BCH A lot of things have changed since the early days of Bitcoin and there are now much more places and ways to spend your electronic cash. Cryptocurrencies are yet to gain mainstream adoption in many sectors, but the travel industry has already proven to be quite hospitable towards crypto holders. A number of travel sites now […]
May 19, 2019

Hodler’s Digest, May 13–19: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

This week in the Hodler’s Digest, Bitstamp gets a very large bitcoin sell order, while the U.S. SEC delays the Bitwise BTC ETF, again.
May 19, 2019

Just 732,000 Bitcoin Addresses Own At Least 1 BTC

Bitcoin is piling in more than 732,000 addresses owning at least 1 BTC. Meanwhile, the top-100 BTC addresses are seeing more inflows that outflows of BTC. Bitcoin Attaining SoV Status There are currently 732,982 Bitcoin addresses that hold more than 1 BTC. Compared to the over 20 million known addresses, this figure represents a small amount of “whole bitcoin” owners. The basic definition of money covers a unit of account, medium of exchange, and a store of value. There is hardly any doubt as to whether BTC satisfies the first two even if the mechanics behind its operation might not be efficient at times. Bitcoin’s final hurdle is in being a store of value (SoV) putting it in the company of assets like gold and silver. As reported by Bitcoinist, the top-ranked cryptocurrency’s current price trend still leads the stock-to-flow […]