March 22, 2019

Mexican Central Bank Looks to Hamstring Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Mexico’s central bank, Banco de México, is reportedly leveraging the country’s new fintech law to propose further regulations that would, in all but definition, ban cryptocurrency exchanges.  According to a report from Washington, D.C.-based non-profit research and advocacy center Coin Center, the proposed laws in Mexico would hamstring cryptocurrency exchanges ability to access the local banking system. In doing so, cryptocurrency exchanges would be effectively banned, even though the law would not explicitly forbid their operation. The proposed regulation reportedly comes straight from Mexico’s central bank, which surely has little interest in seeing cryptocurrencies and digital assets flourish in the country, and flies straight in the face of what the original fintech legislation aimed to achieve — namely, the facilitation of effective cryptocurrency exchange regulation. Preventing exchanges from accessing legacy financial institutions does not facilitate, however, but effectively kills. As […]
March 22, 2019

DigiByte Price Turns Bullish as Top Markets Cave Under the Pressure

There is still plenty of bearish pressure across all cryptocurrency markets at this time. While that might not please too many users, it is evident this pressure will not relent automatically either. Despite this overwhelming pressure, it appears the DigiByte price is still moving up rather swiftly. A bit of a surprising development, as this market is often overlooked by most traders and speculators. DigiByte Price Trend Looks Appealing Not all cryptocurrencies follow Bitcoin’s price trend blindly. That in itself is quite promising in this day and age, although one has to wonder if this situation can remain in place for very long. As of right now, it seems DigiByte is capable of successfully avoiding Bitcoin’s trend, although it is doing so in a way that might not make too much sense to a lot of enthusiasts. Especially its very […]
March 22, 2019

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Rally Takes Break But Not Over

Bitcoin cash price surged higher recently and broke the $150 and $162 resistances against the US Dollar. The price traded as high as $167 and later corrected lower below the $160 support. There is a crucial bullish trend line in place with support at $150 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The pair could decline in the short term, but it remains supported near the $145-146 zone. Bitcoin cash price rallied recently above $160 before correcting lower against the US Dollar. BCH could tested the $145 support level before a fresh increase in the near term. Bitcoin Cash Price Analysis After a decent upward move, there was a sharp correction in bitcoin, ripple, Ethereum, and bitcoin cash against the US Dollar. Earlier, the BCH/USD pair broke the $138 and $140 resistance levels to move […]
March 22, 2019

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Loses the Daily Uptrend

Ethereum price (ETH) has halted its upward trend, highlighting that confirmation bias is a dangerous thing. Let’s take a look at the current situation and where ETH/USD may be headed next.  Ethereum Price Stirs Bears While the general market set up was bullish up till this morning, the echo chamber of bullish news and moon sighting technical analysts coming from all angles seems to be generating a bit of confirmation bias within the crypto community. Hopefully today’s Ethereum price pullback will serve as a reminder that just because everyone says it is so doesn’t make it so. On the BUIDL side of things, partnerships, new developments, protocol upgrades, and mainstream adoption just keeps chugging along strong and this is great for the everyone, technologists, and speculators included. Investors seem to be playing whack a mole with the hottest altcoins and […]
March 22, 2019

PrepayWay – A Swiss FinTech Holding Announces Start of Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

March 21st, 2019, Switzerland  – People from different parts of the globe have an opportunity to contribute to the equity of the Swiss-Estonian startup using cryptocurrency. The self-hosted campaign brings together crypto backers and traditional crowdfunding contributors. Supporters will gain equity of the Fintech venture that plans to issue its own token, InBit. Prepayway Technology PrepayWay is developing new technology for secure and risk-free transactions with new, unfamiliar business partners. At the same time, the PrepayWay technology focuses on the flaws of the existing transaction process: an obsolete document workflow management system is replaced by instant access to transaction information for all supply chain participants and remote signing of contracts. The bureaucracy of contracting and payment procedures are replaced by an integrated money transfer service and risk management solution embedded in contracts. Lengthy litigation gives way to time and cost-efficient smart arbitration for dispute […]
March 22, 2019

ConsenSys Spin-Off BlockApps Inks Deal With Bayer’s Monsanto Arm

BlockApps is working with Bayer Crop Science, the agtech giant formerly known as Monsanto, on custom blockchain solutions.
March 22, 2019

Binance Research: USD Correlations Increasing, Bitcoin Correlations Decreasing

Binance, one of the world’s most popular and largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has released a report investigating price correlations between major cryptocurrencies. The report comes specifically from Binance Research, the exchange’s market analysis team.  The research report, titled “Are Cryptoassets Highly Correlated?: An exploration of relationships between Bitcoin and other large cap digital assets,” was published on March 20. It reveals that there are other elements that potentially influence the correlation between digital currencies and cryptoassets, which tend to move in tandem. (Namely, where Bitcoin goes, the altcoins follow.) Some of the key takeaways of the report include the ideas that the Bitcoin (BTC) is indeed “the bellwether of the industry,” a fact further proven by the high correlation between market capitalizations for the top 30 cryptocurrencies over the past three months. However, BTC returns for major cryptocurrencies experienced lower correlations […]
March 22, 2019

Beating Amazon with Blockchain

…and a shared Supply Chain and an eCommerce System Dr. Drew Miller Managing Director, Blockchain Business Consultants drmiller@bchainconsult.com An article, “The Shrinking Middle Class: How We Got Here, And Why” in the December 2018 issue of Fortune magazine reported how many urban neighborhoods have no small stores left, and residents must travel miles to get groceries.[i] Walmart decimated small retailers, and Amazon is now finishing the job. Mega retailers also raise competitive barriers for small manufacturers and shape an economy favoring mega firms, not small town, neighborhood businesses. Great for the richest family in the world, the Walton heirs, and the richest man in the world, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, but not the rest of us. Tech giants like Amazon don’t just abuse small manufacturers and retail stores — they exploit their customers personal, private data for their profit. The original Internet promise of peer […]
March 22, 2019

Why Africa Continues to Lag Behind in Cryptocurrency Adoption

Africa continues to dominate Google Trends search interest for “bitcoin,” but that has not translated into widespread adoption of cryptocurrency by users and businesses. Apart from opaque regulation and a lack of awareness, one of the major reasons for this failure has been the expansive use of mobile money on the continent. Also read: Report: 87% of Crypto Exchanges May Be Falsifying Volume Crypto Adoption Disappoints, Even as Africa Dominates Bitcoin Search Interest According to Google Trends, the biggest search interest for bitcoin in the world is by potential investors from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya – the three biggest cryptocurrency markets in Africa. That dominance is, however, predominantly limited to trading activities on exchanges. On a few occasions, bitcoin may be used as a means of payment, mostly to overseas suppliers. But despite that world-leading interest, Africa still lags […]
March 22, 2019

Token management app RigoBlock partners with margin protocol bZx

CryptoNinjas RigoBlock, the blockchain asset pool management protocol, announced today the start of a collaboration with bZx, the first decentralized margin lending protocol on the Ethereum mainnet. bZx allows for decentralized token lending and borrowing, enabling the pool operators of the RigoBlock network to create hedging strategies… Token management app RigoBlock partners with margin protocol bZx
March 22, 2019

Israeli Court Rebuffs Union Bank’s Blanket Ban On Crypto Accounts

The bank can still refuse service to criminals using cryptocurrency – but not because they’re using crypto.
March 22, 2019

Just 1% blockchain adoption expected. Where is the other 99%?

Bitcoin’s bull run in 2017 The hype and attention buoyed by the parabolic price action have also attracted more players to enter the industry. Just 3 years ago, the total number of ICOs stood at 29, with total funds raised totalling being 90 million. In comparison, the total number of ICOs in 2018 stood at 1,257 and total funds raised at 7,852 million — which translates translating to a whooping 4,234% and 8,624% growth respectively! Source: It is promising to note that improvements to current technological limitations are actively being explored, such as the recent Ethereum Constantinople hard fork and new structures like the Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) aiming to solve current limitations with blockchain technology. Expectations outpacing usefulness The state of ICOs draws parallel to the infamous Fyre Festival saga, with charismatic millennial founders over promising and under delivering by “selling […]
March 22, 2019

Switcheo Network rolls out NEO V3 exchange update

CryptoNinjas Swticheo Network, the non-custodial crypto asset exchange for ERC20 and NEP5 tokens, announced an exciting update for users, which builds upon the recent launch of the NEO V2 trading smart contract, the Switcheo team has decided that now is the time to launch… Switcheo Network rolls out NEO V3 exchange update
March 22, 2019

New Bitcoin Lightning App Scratches Online Content Monetization Itch

A new Bitcoin Lightning app presents an interesting take on the ‘paywall for written content’ concept where users crowdfund ‘scratching off’ one letter at a time. Scratch That Itch Bangkok-based French developer, Guillaume Verbal, unleashed an interesting take on the ‘paywall for written content’ concept this week: a Bitcoin Lightning app where users crowdfund the reveal of a post by ‘scratching off’ one letter at a time. Lightning Scratchcard brings a genuinely innovative twist to the ‘content-paywall’ genre, providing a brand new way to earn some satoshis. The content creator publishes a written piece on the website, and sets a funding goal for it. This funding goal is then divide by the number of characters in the article, giving a per-letter price, which can be as low as 1 satoshi. Today I am super excited to finally release my first Lightning […]
March 21, 2019

Want to Know How to Invest in the Right Altcoin? Ask Changelly’s CEO

The industry’s longest ever bear market may not encourage many people to invest in crypto right now. But while the naysayers like Warren Buffett are busy ringing the death knell for Bitcoin, there are still rays of hope here and there. ICOs may be all but dead (with zero funds raised in March so far), but there are still plenty of viable projects a year or so on that you can buy into at a knock-down price right now. So how do you know which projects to invest in when there’s blood on the streets? How can you tell where to put your money when plenty of crypto companies are folding? According to non-custodial instant cryptocurrency exchange Changelly’s CEO Ilya Bere, it’s important to make the distinction between speculative and true utility projects. Changelly works with 130+ altcoins and partners with Jaxx, Coinmarketcap, […]
March 21, 2019

8 Useful Browser Extensions for Cryptocurrency Users

Extensions, also known as plugins, provide a one-click way to customize your web browser. From filtering out offensive words to blocking unwanted ads, there’s a browser extension for that. Cryptocurrency users have a particular need for plugins to enhance their privacy, perform crypto payments in-browser, and check market prices. Whether you use Chrome, Brave, Firefox, Safari, or Opera, some of the following extensions may come in handy. Also read: Craig ‘Satoshi’ Wright Claims to Have Filed 666 Blockchain Patents Privacy and Precautions While plugins can add utility and convenience, remember that you are installing third-party code into your browser. Plugin repositories such as the Chrome Web Store endeavor to check all submissions, but nefarious code has been known to slip through the net. Check the user ratings and number of installs for any extension you’re considering, and be wary of […]
March 21, 2019

Prediction Startup Numerai Raises $11 Million in ICO

U.S.-based prediction market startup and hedge fund Numerai raised $11 million in an ICO to launch its Erasure platform
March 21, 2019

Alleged Bitcoin Fraudster Alexander Vinnik Appeals for Extradition to Russia

Former operator of the BTC-e crypto exchange Alexander Vinnik has appealed with a Greek court for his release or extradition to Russia
March 21, 2019

AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to $4.2 Million Securities Fraud Involving ICO

Jared Rice, former AriseBank CEO, pleaded guilty to securities fraud and could face as much as 20 years in prison.
March 21, 2019

IOTA Price Notes Minor Gains Following Zeux Integration

When the Bitcoin price tanks out of the blue, all of the other markets will follow suit in quick succession. Today is no exception in this regard, as the entire top 10 – except Tether – has lost over 1% in value. Further down the ranking, the IOTA price is putting up a valiant fight. It genuinely attempts to buck the trend and stay above $0.30. So far, so good, for this market. IOTA Price Shows Signs of Potential Promise It is not all that easy for any cryptocurrency to note solid gains when Bitcoin goes in the red. Although it remains to be seen how long IOTA can avoid this bearish pressure, the current momentum doesn’t look half bad by any means. There is some effort by trades to keep this train going and ensure one MIOTA doesn’t drop […]
March 21, 2019

Crypto Markets Descend While Tech Stocks Surge

Major crypto markets have registered slight losses on the day, with only a few major coins trading in the green
March 21, 2019

Cryptocurrency payment app Zeux adds support for IOTA

CryptoNinjas Zeux, a cryptocurrency and banking services app, announced it has teamed with the IOTA Foundation to create a system that will allow users to use MIOTA tokens as payment with merchants that accept Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Zeux, an FCA authorized financial… Cryptocurrency payment app Zeux adds support for IOTA
March 21, 2019

How to Earn Passive Income for Your Crypto

How to Earn Passive Income on Your Crypto or Free Crypto Wouldn’t it be nice to increase your crypto holdings with almost 0 efforts or just earn free crypto? Of course, who wouldn’t be interested in that! But many don’t know which options are available to do so. As we see now the rise of DeFi (Decentralized Finance) and also some new offers from other new players, I think it’s a good time to give an overview about what’s possible. Let me walk you through the different options to earn passive income on your crypto or free crypto. Lending There are several options for earning passive income by lending your crypto. Financial servicesCelcius Network and Blockfi are a new kind of financial service. They offer loans backed by crypto as collateral and, what’s more interesting if you want to earn passive income, they […]
March 21, 2019

UPS Integrates Blockchain Platform to Improve Merchant Supply Chains

Logistics giant UPS and e-commerce tech firm Inxeption have jointly developed a blockchain platform designed to improve merchant supply chains
March 21, 2019

Building a Crypto Church From Scratch in Fifteen Minutes. Step-by-Step Instruction

I believe that churches, social organizations or funds should have every right to be represented in global networks unlike fake startups. I mean enough mooching money from ICO/SCO you fools and start developing useful DApps! You can create the most part of MVP in 1–2 weeks if you understand the business model and have a team of professionals. Just now I’m going to prove it and we will develop a real DApp together — CryptoChurch. Blockchain is a commodity. If you agree, then we can start. First off, we need to select the main technology. After a year of deep analytics, I’ve come to select Ethereum as a core architecture. There are only two reasons for that: It’s very easy for developers since the tools have already been developed. A lot of worshipers have collected free Ethereum from praying to cryptogods from their home PC. […]
March 21, 2019

LATOKEN launches new decentralized exchange in beta

CryptoNinjas LATOKEN, a crypto exchange for blockchain assets and tokens, today announced the company has released a beta version of LADEX — an open source, fully decentralized peer-to-peer exchange. LADEX aims to eliminate the custody problem in asset trading, making it as fast and… LATOKEN launches new decentralized exchange in beta
March 21, 2019

Alleged BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Seeks Extradition to Russia

Alleged bitcoin launderer Alexander Vinnik, who is wanted by several countries, has filed in Greece for extradition to Russia.
March 21, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange BitBay launches OTC service

CryptoNinjas BitBay, a bitcoin and crypto exchange based out of Poland, and the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Central and Eastern Europe, today introduced a crypto-to-fiat over-the-counter trading desk. BitBay’s OTC provides a platform to buy or sell cryptocurrencies in large amounts (blocks) at a… Cryptocurrency exchange BitBay launches OTC service
March 21, 2019

Craig ‘Satoshi’ Wright Claims to Have Filed 666 Blockchain Patents

The race to file blockchain patents has accelerated lately with one specific firm, Nchain Holdings, attempting to capture hundreds of distributed ledger-related patents. According to reports, self-proclaimed Satoshi – Craig Wright – and his Nchain business claim to have filed 666 patent applications to date, capturing a gigantic portfolio of intellectual property. Also Read: Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed in Kleiman Bitcoin Lawsuit Against Craig Wright So-Called Satoshi’s Quest to Patent the Blockchain The notorious Craig Wright, a man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto, is continuing his effort to obtain hundreds of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related patents. Wright is the chief scientist of Nchain but is best known for his attempts to prove he created Bitcoin over a decade ago. Craig Wright, the chief scientist of Nchain Holdings, has filed for hundreds of patents over the years. Wright has also claimed to […]
March 21, 2019

Vitalik Buterin: High Ethereum Price Good for Security, Ecosystem Development

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says that high ether prices are important both for network security and the wider ecosystem’s development
March 21, 2019

Copper introduces military-grade optical air-gapping to further secure private keys

CryptoNinjas Copper, a London-based custodian for digital assets, announced it has further improved the protocols of its custodial service by adding military-grade optical air-gapping. This enhancement ensures the complete security of an offline repository of asset owners sharded keys during the transaction signing process…. Copper introduces military-grade optical air-gapping to further secure private keys
March 21, 2019

Ethereum Classic Price Gains 5% as Market Turns Very Bullish

In the cryptocurrency world, there is always one market which seems to buck the overall trend without any real problems. With Bitcoin and other top markets in the dirt a bit, it is all the more interesting to see the Ethereum Classic price move up all of a sudden. Although the gains are not spectacular, there is always a chance this altcoin will hit $5 in the next few hours and days. Ethereum Classic Price Bucks the Trend When the top markets turn rather bearish, one has to be happy with any market which does not blindly follow this pattern. Although Ethereum Classic is not the most popular project by any means, it is evident the current price momentum will get many people excited a bit. It is also the only market in the market cap top 20 which notes […]
March 21, 2019

Report: Bitmain Plans to Set Up 200,000 Crypto Mining Machines in China

Major cryptocurrency mining hardware producer Bitmain is reportedly planning to install 200,000 units of mining equipment in China
March 21, 2019

Switzerland To Adapt Existing Legislation For Crypto Regulation

Switzerland’s executive branch will undertake the unenviable task of clearing up the muddied lines around crypto trading platforms, FINMA’s supervisorial reach, and anti-money laundering provisions.
March 21, 2019

MakerDAO Votes to Increase Fees 4% on Ethereum Stablecoin DAI

Users of the dollar-backed stablecoin DAI have staked MakerDAO governance tokens in favor of supporting a 4 percent raise to stablecoin fees.
March 21, 2019

2019 Complete StableCoin Guide 1/10

Chapter 1 Enjoy shorts from my book while my partner, Kyle Rea of ) It wasn’t until 2015, Tether Limited released the first full-fledged StableCoin. Tether or USDT is backed and pegged 1 : 1 with USD. The following year a European analog created EURT. January 2016, an ethereum platform contributor aimed to create the StableCoin, DigixDAO. DigixDAO had DGD tokens paying for different operations with DGX. Criticism states this is not a StableCoin related to the asset not being gold, but with DigixDAO’s reputation and their digital version of gold. 2018 brought nearly thirty StableCoin projects preparing for ICO and pre-ICO and many expect that number to exponentially increase in 2019. Purpose & Need The goals StableCoins attempt to accomplish. Create stability among cryptocurrency trading pairs in forex-style trades. Aim to diversify portfolios in times of market instability. Desire to be used for daily […]
March 21, 2019

Centralization vs. Decentralization: The Best (and worst) of Both Worlds

Centralized vs. Decentralized: The Best (and worst) of Both Worlds Since its inception in 2008, blockchain continues to be a source of groundbreaking solutions and possibilities. The concept of a decentralized system (i.e. Bitcoin) that successfully implemented a digital peer-to-peer system was a much-needed breakthrough, especially after decades of domination and exploitation by increasingly irresponsible and centralized financial giants. The merits and demerits of blockchain technology have been discussed at great length, with much debate over how feasible decentralization truly is. Often, decentralized systems are confused with distributed systems. A distributed system is a model in which components located on networked computers communicate and coordinate their actions by passing messages. With this definition, a decentralized system is also a distributed system. A key point about decentralization, Blockchain enthusiasts insist, is that there’s no central point of control. To understand what decentralization truly entails, […]
March 21, 2019

Not Just BNB: Up 120%, Huobi’s Crypto Exchange Coin Is Breaking Out

Huobi Token (HT) is the latest native exchange cryptocurrency to flash more than 100 percent price growth year to date.
March 21, 2019

The Coinbase Conundrum: Providing Accurate Tax Information to Users

Coinbase has grown to be one of the largest and most prominently used cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. As of this writing, Coinbase boasts more than 25 million users on its platform. As impressive as this stat is, it comes as a bit of a shock that when it comes to Coinbase taxes, the exchange is unable to provide accurate documentation to millions of its users. This article breaks down why Coinbase taxes are so problematic and offers a solution to the problem. Cryptocurrency Exchanges Cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase make it easy for everyday consumers to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. By nature of the technology that these exchanges operate on (blockchain), users are able to send Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to wallet addresses outside of their own network. An example of this would look like you buying Bitcoin through Coinbase and […]
March 21, 2019

0x Protocol, Waves, and EtherDelta: Solutions and Limitations of Distrust

By: Kush PatelChief Technical Officer This week we would like to showcase a series of guest posts from fellow Co-Founder and resident CTO here at BlockX Labs. Part I of this Guest Series included an in-depth explanation of the Maker and Taker concept and the distrust that happens in Decentralized exchanges. In this second installment, we will explore available solutions and limitations of distrust by 0x protocol, Waves, and EtherDelta. What are 0x protocol, EtherDelta, and Waves? Firstly, all three represent examples of Decentralized Exchanges. For those that are unfamiliar, 0x protocol and EtherDelta are decentralized exchanges that allow users to trade different types of Ethereum-based tokens directly. Waves is a blockchain platform used to create custom application tokens (aka CATs), but also serves as a decentralized exchange in which users can trade newly created coin in a trading pair with any […]
March 21, 2019

China’s Alibaba Partners With Chinese Software Giant to Promote Blockchain Development

Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with software giant Aerospace Information to promote blockchain technology
March 21, 2019

AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty To Securities Fraud

The moral of the story? If something sounds too good to be true, you’re probably getting scammed.
March 21, 2019

Blockchain Should Think More About Mobile And UX

Let’s face it — there is absolutely no way to deny that technology has absolutely revolutionized human civilization forever. While we used to work to create our own food through agriculture, we can now click on a device that fits in our pocket and has products and goods of all kinds shipped to our front doorstep within a day or two, and access information immediately and for free when it otherwise would have taken a considerable amount of time and money. There are all sorts of emerging trends that many believe will continue this revolution, including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and others. Two of these trends are undoubtedly blockchain and mobile. There are more people than ever that believe that blockchain will be quite disruptive. We know that Facebook, which is used by billions of people, is looking to launch its […]
March 21, 2019

Law Firms Miller Thomson And Cox & Palmer Build QuadrigaCX Affected User Committee

One of the committee members was a creditor of MtGox in 2013. Talk about bad luck.
March 21, 2019

Switzerland Moves Forward to Fit Cryptocurrency Into Traditional Regulations

 The Federal Assembly of Switzerland has voted in favor of putting cryptocurrency on equal footing as traditional assets. A Hesitant Vote 99 members of the National Council, Switzerland’s lower house of the Federal Assembly, have supported a motion to put forward proposed regulations by liberal public representative Giovanni Merlini. 83 people voted against, while 10 refrained from voting at all. The proposed regulations will now have to be considered by the Council of States, which is the Federal Assembly’s upper house. Switzerland’s Federal Assembly is the country’s legislative authority. Per the proposed regulations, the existing legislation of both administrative and judicial authorities should be adapted and applied to cryptocurrencies as well. While making his proposition, Merlini argued that: Cryptocurrencies could be issued to anyone with a decentralized, cryptographic-based peer-to-peer data network. A large part of the cryptocurrencies is completely anonymous, which […]
March 21, 2019

Security Token Offerings (STOs)

Image Credits — DATAFLOQ A Primer Last updated on – March 20, 2019 It all began with an investor-directed venture fund called The DAO. In May 2016 it set the record for the largest crowdfunding campaign in history, with a participation of 18,000+ stakeholders that raised 11.5 million Ether (ETH) or US $150 million. It was enabled by the Blockchain technology where the Code is Law or at least it was until some bad actor(s) exploited a vulnerability concerning recursive calls in The DAO smart contract code, enabling them to divert one-third of the funds to a subsidiary account. The stolen funds were put in a 28-day holding period and the Ethereum community debated about possible solutions which resulted in a split of Ethereum network: Ethereum Classic (ETC) where the hacker still has the funds and; the one in which they do not […]
March 21, 2019

US Missoula County Considers Requiring Crypto Miners to Use Renewable Energy

Mining operations would be required to produce or purchase renewable energy by proposed regulation in the United States Missoula County
March 21, 2019

New Document Details Ex-QuadrigaCX Law Firm’s Conflict of Interest

Law firm Stewart McKelvey had a conflict in representing both QuadrigaCX and its CEO’s widow, a new document says.
March 21, 2019

Distributed Digest: Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Loom Network plans to integrate with Tron and EOS, the Tenderly beta goes live, and a redditor believes Augur is “being gamed.”
March 21, 2019

Two Exchanges Overtake Binance on CMC Rankings, But Research Suggests Volume Is Fake

LBank and Bit-Z both held the top position in exchanges by adjusted volume on CoinMarketCap today, but research suggests their volume is fake
March 21, 2019

Trust Wallet Review – Why is Binance’s Trust Wallet Special?

Binance has a new official cryptocurrency wallet for its users and it is called Trust Wallet. The company behind Trust Wallet has been working to offer a secure, […] The post Trust Wallet Review – Why is Binance’s Trust Wallet Special? appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
March 21, 2019

Texas: Crypto AriseBank CEO Pleads Guilty to Deceiving Investors in $4.2 Million Case

After admitting to deceiving investors, the CEO of AriseBank will likely now face up to 20 years in prison
March 21, 2019

A Privacy-Focused Bitcoin Cash P2P Exchange Is Coming to Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com is always been on a quest to promote Bitcoin adoption. Our educational resources, forums, newsdesk, and other services reflect that mission on a daily basis. Now our web portal is introducing a feature called Local Bitcoin Cash, a service that facilitates the peer-to-peer trading of local currency for bitcoin cash (BCH). The new service will be launching soon and users will be able to directly exchange BCH securely and without know-your-customer (KYC) requirements. Also read: This Short Animation Might Make You Think Twice About Taxes Local Bitcoin Cash Over the last few years, cryptocurrencies have grown increasingly popular and those digital assets are far more accessible than they were in the early days. As the industry has matured, Bitcoin.com has grown into an extensive Bitcoin-themed web portal that offers a wide array of resources and services that bolster cryptocurrency […]
March 21, 2019

Bitmain Set to Deploy $80 Million Worth of Bitcoin Miners, Sources Say

Bitmain, the largest manufacturer of crypto mining equipment, is scaling up its capacity to mine bitcoin itself.
March 21, 2019

Sirin Labs, MyEtherWallet Team Up for Finney Phone Integration

Sirin Labs, developer of the Finney blockchain phone, has teamed up with MyEtherWallet for an integration aimed to benefit both companies.
March 21, 2019

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC Breakthrough Means $5,000 Now In The Cards

After peppering the $4,000 price point for days, Bitcoin price closed over above the $4k barrier for the first time in March. Let’s take a closer look at the price action to see it there is any sign that this time the price level can be maintained. DAILY CHART The Daily Bitcoin price chart clearly shows that bitcoin price 00 is well underway with its fourth attempt to break $4k since the December 2018 lows. The market posture remains in that of a bottom pattern with an Adam and Eve and an inverse head and shoulders within the Eve Cup. Should these classical charting patterns play out, it would imply a move towards a $5,000 bitcoin price would be on the cards. However volume remains low and this multi-month pattern is taking its time to grind out. The MACD is […]
March 21, 2019

Electroneum Price Lacks Upward Momentum Despite M1 Phone Launching on Amazon UK

In the cryptocurrency world, there is never a guarantee for success whatsoever. Despite the potential any individual market may display at any given moment, there is not necessarily a direct correlation with the price. In the case of the Electroneum price, the current momentum doesn’t seem to affect the value in a positive manner. That is a bit unusual, although there is a chance things will turn around sooner or later. Electroneum Price is in an Odd Place In this volatile industry, it is always pertinent to keep the bigger picture in mind. While Bitcoin Maximalists might not necessarily pay much attention to the thousands of altcoins on the market, the rest of the community is looking at things from a different perspective. As far as Electroneum is concerned, there are plenty of recent developments which could effectively yield a […]
March 21, 2019

Launch of HYBSE Lesotho

Lesotho, South Africa, March 21 2019 – HYBSE Lesotho (PTY) Ltd. (HYBSE) has launched its exchange today, which allows traders to exchange and trade all financial instruments on a distributed ledger technology (DLT). DLT assists in reducing inefficiencies and improve the speed of doing business by providing a single, shared version of events and implementation of standard business functions. The distributed ledger technology (DLT) and HYBSE technologies consolidate brokers, clearing houses, custodian escrows and settlements into one complete package. HYBSE assumes the role of central equity exchange and functions as a central counter-party, through which financial transactions between different parties are handled and cleared on a global scale. Day to day traders can now trade bluechip shares from all over the world on one platform. There are currently 17 companies being processed to trade on HYBSE, some of these include: […]
March 21, 2019

Why Bitcoin Dominance Dropping to 7-Month Low is Bullish for Price

The Bitcoin (BTC) market capitalization dominance currently being at its lowest level in seven months is not exactly bad news. Why? Because the lowest Bitcoin dominance indices have historically coincided with a higher bitcoin price.  Bitcoin Dominance Slips Despite Price Gain According to CoinMarketCap data, the BTC market dominance now stands at 50.8 percent. This figure represents the lowest market dominance since mid-August 2018. Data shows that Bitcoin’s share of the total cryptocurrency market capitalization has been sliding downwards since the latter part of January 2019. The drop in market share comes despite Bitcoin price trending upwards in the last four weeks. As previously reported by Bitcoinist, BTC finished the week ending March 17, 2019, on a positive note to make it four consecutive weekly gains. The last time, BTC enjoyed such a run was in April 2018. Bitcoin Optimism […]
March 21, 2019

Numerai Token Sale Raises $11 Million From VC Firms Paradigm, Placeholder

Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.
March 21, 2019

Cryptocurrency Price Correlations in Bitcoin, Dollar Flipped in 2018, Binance Finds

Latest research piece from Binance highlights behavioral trends in price among cryptocurrencies
March 21, 2019

Lightning Labs Releases Alpha Version of Lightning Offramp Solution Lightning Loop

The initial release of Lightning Network offramp Lightning Loop has been announced by blockchain development company Lightning Labs
March 21, 2019

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion

London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.
March 21, 2019

IPC and Omniex form partnership for extranet-based cryptocurrency trading ecosystem 

CryptoNinjas IPC, a global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, announces a joint effort that allows institutional investors to now place secure buy and sell orders for a wide array of cryptocurrencies through the IPC Connexus Cloud,… IPC and Omniex form partnership for extranet-based cryptocurrency trading ecosystem 
March 21, 2019

In the Daily: Coins at Kiosks, Micropayment Solutions, Token Launchpad, GPU Inventory  

In this edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of announcements by leading crypto exchanges. Binance starts selling cryptocurrency for cash at newsagent stores in Australia, while Huobi is launching its new token listing platform. In other news, Aeternity and Satoshipay join forces to offer faster crypto micropayments and Nvidia expects to clear mining chip inventory in this quarter. Also read: Crypto Data Feed, BSV Sale, Bitmain Office Closed Binance to Sell Cryptocurrencies at Newsagents in Australia Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange by volume, has announced the launch of Binance Lite Australia, a platform that will allow local residents to buy cryptocurrency at more than 1,300 newsagents across the country. Currently, the new cash-to-crypto service supports only purchases of bitcoin core (BTC) with Australian dollars (AUD) but other digital coins and fiat currency options will be added in […]
March 21, 2019

Ex-NATO Secretary General Bullish on Blockchain as He Partners With Swiss Startup

Swiss blockchain startup will get expertise sharing from three-time Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen
March 21, 2019

Bitcoin Price Charts Echo Pattern Seen Before 2015 Bull Market

Bitcoin’s 14-month bear market has ended up creating a similar price pattern to one that paved the way for a bull run in 2015.
March 21, 2019

Binance API Seemingly Reveals Ongoing Margin Trading Implementation

Changes made to the public Binance API reveal that the exchange is seemingly in the midst of margin trading implementation
March 21, 2019

Mt. Gox Trustee: Creditors Will Soon Receive Decisions Over Rehabilitation Claims

The trustee of Mt. Gox has announced that he has concluded the processing of creditors’ rehabilitation claims, and that they will be notified of the results within days
March 21, 2019

Mt. Gox Gets Closer to Returning Over 141,000 Bitcoin To Its Users

Mt. Gox is in possession of over 141,000 Bitcoin and more than 142,000 Bitcoin Cash. Does this mean that users will finally get their funds back five years later? Mt. Gox Hodling Funds Worth Over Half a Billion Dollars Ever since the industry was rocked by the collapse of its biggest cryptocurrency exchange in 2014, it’s been a long and painful waiting period for users out of pocket. Thieves stole some 850,000 BTC (then the equivalent of around $450 million, but worth billions today). While some of the funds have been returned, the majority of users are still waiting. And waiting, and waiting… 2014 to today is light years in the cryosphere and a series of events have since passed. Ex-CEO Mark Karpeles spent a year in a Japanese prison despite reportedly claiming his innocence. Reports found that the dumping […]