November 20, 2019

Paypal CEO Admits He Owns Bitcoin

The CEO of Paypal, Daniel Schulman, has revealed in an interview that he personally owns bitcoin. He also talked about Paypal’s plans regarding cryptocurrency, how to achieve mass adoption, and why Paypal decided to leave Facebook’s Libra project. Also read: US to Strictly Enforce Crypto Rules Similar to FATF Guidelines Schulman Owns Bitcoin Daniel Schulman, the president and CEO of Paypal, admitted in an interview with Fortune last week that he personally owns bitcoin. He joined Paypal in 2014 to lead it as an independent company from Ebay Inc. Schulman was asked numerous questions regarding his crypto investment, Paypal’s crypto projects and the company’s decision to exit the Libra project. As for his own crypto holdings, the publication asked: “Do you personally own any cryptocurrencies?” The CEO promptly replied: Yes. Bitcoin. To clarify that he only owns one type of […]
November 20, 2019

Coinme enlarges bitcoin purchase network adding over 100 Coinstar kiosks in Denver

Coinme, a blockchain financial technology company that operates a network of bitcoin ATMs, today announced its entry into the greater Denver area by adding more than 100 bitcoin (BTC) purchase points at Coinstar kiosks in Safeway stores. The Coinstar kiosks now make up the largest network for purchasing bitcoin for Denver area consumers. Five years […] CryptoNinjas: Coinme enlarges bitcoin purchase network adding over 100 Coinstar kiosks in Denver
November 20, 2019

In Wargaming Exercise, a Digital Yuan Neuters US Sanctions and North Korea Buys Nukes

What if China’s digital currency undermined U.S. dominance of global finance? Former top Washington officials gamed out the scenarios Tuesday night.
November 20, 2019

Polymath Moves Security Token Platform Off Ethereum and Onto Parity’s Substrate

As part of the transition, Parity has agreed to build certain business-logic features on Polymesh’s base layer.
November 20, 2019

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December

Trading startup Artificial Intelligence Exchange claims its AI chatbot can replace human brokers in trading.
November 20, 2019

Too Early to Tell if Libra Is a Security, CFTC Chairman Says

Despite some headlines, CFTC chief Heath Tarbert didn’t actually say Libra is a security, even if it is different from commodity bitcoin.
November 20, 2019

Promoting a New Token? Satoshi’s Treasure Wants You to Gamify It

Satoshi’s Treasure, a global hunt for keys to a $1 million bitcoin prize, may offer a model for gamifying token issuance.
November 20, 2019

ShapeShift Launches Exchange Token, FOX, for Commission-Free Trading

“Basically, we’re trying to get people away from custodial exchanges,” said ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees.
November 20, 2019

XRP Is Used in Crime, But Far Less Often Than Bitcoin, Elliptic Says

Criminals have used XRP to carry out their illicit activities, though hardly to the same degree as bitcoin, according to a new report from blockchain sleuthing firm Elliptic.
November 20, 2019

Fed Reserve Evaluating Digital Dollar But Benefits Still Unclear, Says Chairman

Jerome Powell has said his institution is looking into the possibility of developing a digital currency, but the option throws up many policy questions and unclear benefits.
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin Erases 75% of October Price Rally as S&P 500 Hits Record Highs

Bitcoin is looking south after erasing three-quarters of the price rally seen in October. The bearish mood comes as the U.S. equities market is soaring in the opposite direction.
November 20, 2019

Singapore Proposes Allowing Bitcoin, Ether Derivatives Trading on Approved Exchanges

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the city-state’s de facto central bank, may soon allow cryptocurrency-based derivatives to be traded on regulated platforms.
November 20, 2019

Bloomberg Panel: Bitcoin More Attractive During Times of Global Uncertainty

Bloomberg panelists agree that BTC becomes more attractive during times of irresponsible monetary policies from central banks and governments globally
November 20, 2019

Crypto gift card market Bitrefill adds 72 new merchants for Australia

Bitrefill, a bitcoin and crypto gift card marketplace, announced today that its service is now available in Australia, with 72 merchant and shopping options. To use Bitrefill you do not need an account or to sign-up for anything. Users experience a quick and efficient payment process. All digital gift cards can be purchased with Bitcoin, […] CryptoNinjas: Crypto gift card market Bitrefill adds 72 new merchants for Australia
November 20, 2019

Why Is the Bitcoin Price Still Suffering?

Bitcoin’s gains are short lived, and the world’s number one cryptocurrency is now trading where it was during late September when Bakkt initially failed to make a solid impression on crypto traders. Bitcoin and Its Comrades Are Suffering As it would seems, positive blockchain comments from Chinese president Xi Jinping and Bakkt ultimately picking up and attracting several bitcoin futures contracts trades weren’t enough to keep bitcoin where it was. The $9,000 proved difficult for the currency to maintain, and resistance levels appear are inherently winning. But it’s not just bitcoin that suffers. Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency, is down to $175 at press time. Just yesterday the currency was trading for $180, and Ethereum seems to be experiencing more losses than even BTC, but bitcoin cash – the little “brother” of everyone’s favorite digital coin – has incurred some of […]
November 20, 2019

With 7,600 Blockchain Patent Applications, Chinese Firms Far Outpace US

Chinese firms submitted 7,600 blockchain patent applications between 2009 and 2018, about three times as many as U.S.-based companies
November 20, 2019

Crypto exchange Bitrue increases rates on coin savings program

Crypto exchange Bitrue, today implemented higher interest rates on its ‘Power Piggy’ coin savings program for holders of their native BTR token. The changes aim to provide long-term sustainability and offer greater value to BTR holders. Both the baseline and maximum interest rates for coins have been modified as shown in the table below. Changes […] CryptoNinjas: Crypto exchange Bitrue increases rates on coin savings program
November 20, 2019

Doom or Double Bottom? — Bitcoin Price Support at $7.8K Is Key

If Bitcoin fails to hold the 61.8% Fib retracement at $7,845, a full retrace and double bottom at $7.4k is possible
November 20, 2019

Monex Subsidiary Trade Station Launches New Crypto Brokerage

Trade Station — a subsidiary of Coincheck owner Monex Group — unveils a new crypto brokerage for U.S. investors
November 20, 2019

Devs Reveal BCH Cashchannels and Simple Escrow Contracts

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporters have been introduced to two new concepts that allow people to leverage the BCH network in a variety of innovative ways. On November 15, former Bitpay developer Jason Dreyzehner revealed his recurring payments system for BCH called Cashchannels. A few days later, on November 18, Karol Trzeszczkowski published a plugin for Electron Cash that allows a user to create a simple escrow contract. Also read: Cointext Founder Publishes New ‘Postage’ Specs for SLP Tokens Cashchannels Every week there seems to be something new introduced to the BCH community from software developers looking to leverage the peer-to-peer electronic cash system. On Friday developer Jason Dreyzehner announced a project he’s been working on called Cashchannels, which is a tool that lets users pre-approve future transactions, valued in any currency, to another person or company. Dreyzehner’s announcement highlights that […]
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin.com Launches $200M Bitcoin Cash Investment Fund

Bitcoin.com launches $200 million Bitcoin Cash investment fund, Roger Ver announced at a Blockchain.com-hosted BCH meetup
November 20, 2019

The Ethtrader Subreddit Prepares to Issue Donuts on Ethereum

A lot of digital assets have been issued on top of the Ethereum blockchain. The next one to make its presence felt comes in the form of tokenized donuts.  This new token will serve as the native currency of the Ethtrader subreddit. A Token for Ethtrader Users It is interesting to see how this group approaches the concept of tokenized assets.  Any user looking to become a part of Ethtrader can register their Ethereum address and link it to a Reddit username. These donuts will give users access to special features on this subreddit moving forward. While the project will see tokes issued to non-registered users as well, those tokens will become forfeit afterward.  The donuts on Ethereum will be distributed based on contributions to Ethtrader. It is interesting to note how this project has been around for some time […]
November 20, 2019

No, The RBC Is NOT Building a Crypto Exchange!

Well, this is disappointing. After all the hype and hoopla, after all the hope that Canada may be taking an important and crucial next step towards furthering the cryptocurrency space, it turns out that rumors of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) creating its own cryptocurrency exchange were simply that… Rumors. RBC Dispels All Rumors The Royal Bank has emerged to state that it is not creating, nor does it have any plans to create a cryptocurrency trading platform in the future. While the financial institution has filed a few patents here and there, it seems news outlets ultimately read too much into this. A spokesman for the bank explained: While RBC does not comment on ongoing proprietary research and development, we can confirm that these patent filings are not in support of work towards a cryptocurrency exchange for clients. […]
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin Price to Touch $4.2K After Q4 Sell-Off, Analyst Calls

A popular technical analyst believes that benchmark cryptocurrency Bitcoin would continue its decline for the remainder of this year. Twitter analyst Bitcoin Jack (BJ) on Tuesday said bitcoin is testing $7,880 as crucial support on the daily chart. It is therefore likely for the price to either bounce back from the said level or to close below it. Stressing on the latter, BJ noted that a downside move would allow bitcoin to retest $6,000, the level which last year capped the cryptocurrency’s downside momentum on multiple occasions. BJ said bitcoin could likely bottom out near the same level, given its historic significance. Nevertheless, the analyst mentioned an alternative scenario, wherein price manages to close below $6K. Such a move, as BJ stated, would shift bitcoin’s bottom target towards the $4,200-5,200 range. Earlier, the same area behaved as a stiff resistance […]
November 20, 2019

Panvala awards 7 new grants to teams working on Ethereum ecosystem

Panvala, a donor-driven platform that rewards the work that improves the Ethereum ecosystem, announced its fourth batch of grants has now been finalized. The awards went to firms, projects, and individuals who are addressing the challenges, upgrading the infrastructure, and improving the Ethereum community. “The success of Ethereum depends on its diverse and devoted community; […] CryptoNinjas: Panvala awards 7 new grants to teams working on Ethereum ecosystem
November 20, 2019

Web 3.0 Initiatives Can Drive Crypto Adoption Across the Globe

Opera is joining other companies to use existing traditional networks to encourage crypto adoption
November 20, 2019

South African exchange reacts to FNB closing accounts for crypto companies

In the wake of the news that FNB would be closing all business banking accounts for companies dealing in cryptocurrencies, AltCoinTrader has expressed its disappointment in what has been a reputable banking partner in the past. An article published by South Africa tech magazine MyBroadband revealed the intentions of FNB on Tuesday evening, November 19th. […] CryptoNinjas: South African exchange reacts to FNB closing accounts for crypto companies
November 20, 2019

Two European Salmon Producers Use IBM’s Blockchain Platform to Track Supply Chain

Salmon farming company Cermaq and smoked salmon producer Labeyrie now use the IBM Food Trust platform to trace their product supply chains
November 20, 2019

ShapeShift Cryptocurrency Exchange Launches FOX Token for New Trading Scheme

ShapeShift cryptocurrency exchange has launched FOX tokens that allow holders to trade on the platform with no fees
November 20, 2019

LIGA launches tokenized prize pool for UEFA Champions League fans

LIGA, a blockchain platform powered by Waves built to tokenize big sporting events by creating unique cards for every team taking part in a competition, announced today the launch of a presale of tokens for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League season. Tokens for all 32 teams participating in Europe’s foremost club football event will be […] CryptoNinjas: LIGA launches tokenized prize pool for UEFA Champions League fans
November 20, 2019

Price Analysis 20/11: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XLM, TRX

If Bitcoin turns around, select altcoins might outperform it on the way up? Which are those? Let’s find out
November 20, 2019

French Cybercrime Division Uses Smart Contacts on Tezos Blockchain

The French Gendarmerie’s cybercrime unit has validated expenses on the Tezos blockchain
November 20, 2019

Sberbank Patents Blockchain Repo Solution in a Purported First for Russia Banks

Russia’s state-owned Sberbank, has pioneered a blockchain solution to automate and reduce counterparty risk in repo markets
November 20, 2019

VNX Exchange offers first asset-backed token with Korean crypto company Streami

VNX Exchange, an asset-backed token issuance and trading platform, announced today the launch of its platform and the first offering of asset-backed tokens. The first digital asset offering of 3 million EUR is backed by proceeds from investment into convertible bonds issued by Streami Inc. a leading blockchain company in South Korea. Streami Inc. is […] CryptoNinjas: VNX Exchange offers first asset-backed token with Korean crypto company Streami
November 20, 2019

Phineas Fisher Offers Hefty BTC Funds to New “Bug Hunting” Hacktivists

Hacktivist Phineas Fisher is willing to pay money to anyone capable of carrying out his agenda. Fisher: I’m Doing This to Benefit Society While that is not his real name, Fisher is a man involved in hacktivist activities, and he’s offering a sum of roughly $100,000 in BTC funds to anyone willing to team up with him and carry out various hacks on big corporations as part of a “Hacktivist Bug Hunting Program.” Those who agree are required to leak important information to the public that large companies may be holding onto. According to one source, Fisher has two subjects in mind: the oil company Halliburton in the United States, and the Israeli spyware company NSO Group. He’s willing to pay as much as $100,000 in BTC or Monero – a cryptocurrency widely revered by hackers for its quasi-anonymous properties […]
November 20, 2019

Cash Games Adds Dozens of New Options for You to Play

Online gaming is a big global industry and one that had a major role in the early adoption of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin.com has long offered a platform for players to use their digital assets on classic games and recently it greatly expanded the scope of options available. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets Created Cash Games Players Get Dozens of New Options Cash Games, Bitcoin.com’s online gaming platform, has recently been releasing a whole range of new games, thanks to successful partnerships with leading companies in the industry. More than fifty new options have been added to the roster since early October, with even more on the way. The recently released games are developed by popular providers from the online gaming industry such as Bgaming, Belatra, and Mr. Slotty. Many of the new options are based on […]
November 20, 2019

Trezor crypto hardware wallet integrates 3 new exchange partners

Satoshi Labs, creators of the Trezor cryptocurrency hardware wallet platform, announced today it has added three new exchange partners to its in-wallet exchange tool. The three newly connected partners include ChangeHero, Fox.Exchange, and MorphToken. In-wallet exchanges are built directly into the online Trezor Wallet interface. All trades are performed within the safety of a native […] CryptoNinjas: Trezor crypto hardware wallet integrates 3 new exchange partners
November 20, 2019

What is Ethereum, and how does it work?

Ethereum is second to Bitcoin on the cryptocurrency market rankings. But what is it? What powers the second most valuable blockchain? How does it function?  In this digital age, we are dependant on the internet for almost all aspects of our personal and professional lives. But is the internet functioning today in-line with the ideals based on which it was built? It doesn’t appear so. Centralized corporations have crowded the space to cater to all our needs.   Some of these go by the names of Amazon, Facebook, Google, etc. They store our personal and professional data, sensitive financial information, passwords, and other login credentials. These ‘internet behemoths’ have time and again compromised user security and privacy with numerous data leaks and hacks.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise as large centralized servers act as a single point of entry for […]
November 20, 2019

Fusion to open-source new release of cross-chain exchange/custody module

The Fusion Foundation, the overseers of the Fusion blockchain, announced that the latest version of its DCRM (Distributed Control Rights Management System) will be released next week as an open-source implementation. DCRM is a cryptographic technology that enables various digital assets to be mapped on and off the Fusion blockchain seamlessly and securely. DCRM is […] CryptoNinjas: Fusion to open-source new release of cross-chain exchange/custody module
November 20, 2019

Some People Still Try to Buy Bitcoin With PayPal in 2019

There are many different platforms and companies looking to bring Bitcoin to the masses. Not all of these platforms should be trusted, primarily where some unusual payment methods are involved.  The AlphaChanger platform is currently receiving a lot of flack, even though users should know better than to blindly trust this type of service. Avoid Using PayPal for Cryptocurrencies On the surface, there is nothing wrong with what the company is trying to provide. They too – seemingly – aim to make cryptocurrencies more accessible to the masses. To do so, the company claims to accept deposits through PayPal, a company notorious for not supporting cryptocurrencies in any official capacity.  Unfortunately, some users still tend to believe it is possible to buy and sell Bitcoin through PayPal in 2019. Several complaints regarding this service can be found all over the […]
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin-Friendly Governments Will Be Biggest Winners, Tim Draper Says

Billionaire Tim Draper has praised Bitcoin for breaking the world’s borders and acting as a global currency system. He told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) were disrupting the most important industries and the government itself. Blockchain & AI Bigger than Internet Draper, a venture capital investor who has traditionally been bullish on the crypto market, admitted the internet’s game-changing impact on entertainment, media, communication, and other areas. However, what’s coming next under blockchain, AI, Bitcoin, and smart contracts will be even bigger than that. The latest technologies are transforming ever-larger industries, like finance and banking, healthcare, insurance, and the government itself. I think that you’re going to see amazing changes in the next five to 10 years. If you go 20 years out [from] here I don’t think you’d recognize this world […]
November 20, 2019

US Federal Reserve Exploring Digital Dollar and Its Effect on Monetary System

The U.S. Federal Reserve System is evaluating the development of a digital dollar and what issues and risks it could potentially pose
November 20, 2019

Ride-sharing service GoFun integrating blockchain functions with ArcBlock

ArcBlock, a development platform for decentralized applications (DApps) and blockchain services, today officially announced its new strategic partnership with China-based ride-sharing service GoFun. GoFun is building a new platform that will expand to existing and new ecosystem service providers, improve financial risk controls and credit deposits. By leveraging ArcBlock’s SDK, blockchain CLI, decentralized identity, and […] CryptoNinjas: Ride-sharing service GoFun integrating blockchain functions with ArcBlock
November 20, 2019

Altcoin Market Capitalization Shrinks Despite Volume Boost Since 2017

Despite losing their relative market share, most altcoins have produced significant gains in volume since the 2017 bull run
November 20, 2019

Crypto exchange ShapeShift rolls out native token for zero-fee trades

ShapeShift, a leading self-custody crypto trading platform, announced today the release of its anticipated FOX token, which enables users to trade on its platform with no commission or trading fees. All users of ShapeShift’s new platform receive 100 FOX tokens, and by holding them, they will enjoy perpetual zero-commission trading. While trading is commission-free, network […] CryptoNinjas: Crypto exchange ShapeShift rolls out native token for zero-fee trades
November 20, 2019

Quebec Mining Firm Expands Despite Protests of Local Population

Mining firm Bitfarms expands its operations in Sherbrooke despite complaints about the noise from the local population
November 20, 2019

Utrust unveils new cryptocurrency wallet and payment app

Utrust, a crypto payment service platform, unveiled today its new wallet application. With the Utrust Wallet, users can not only store and send their cryptocurrency, but they can also purchase real-world goods, products, and services. Built within the wallet app is the Utrust payment widget for processing transactions within the platform instantly, reducing blockchain validation […] CryptoNinjas: Utrust unveils new cryptocurrency wallet and payment app
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin.com to Launch $200 Million BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund

Bitcoin.com is planning a major step toward promoting the growth of the BCH ecosystem. A $200 million fund will empower developers to offer new capabilities to bitcoin cash users as well as give institutional investors a chance to capitalize on the future of the cryptocurrency. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Wallet App Marks Over Five Million Wallets Created $200 Million Investment Fund Bitcoin.com is planning to launch a $200 million BCH investment fund in 2020 that will focus on payment related solutions and non-custodial financial services for Bitcoin Cash. The fund will invest in and incubate businesses like payment gateways, processors remittances, wallet and merchant acquirers. Details of the BCH Ecosystem Investment Fund are not yet finalized but it will allow for other institutional investors to join the fund. Backers will then be presented with a portfolio of Bitcoin Cash payment related […]
November 20, 2019

New York Judge Grants US Government Right to Intervene in $7M Bitcoin Fraud Case

The U.S. government now has the right to interfere in a multimillion Bitcoin scam case initially brought before the court by the CFTC
November 20, 2019

Cryptocurrency Forensics Firm Elliptic Ties $400M in XRP to Illicit Activities

Cryptocurrency analytics firm Elliptic states that $400 million in XRP tokens are tied with illicit activities
November 20, 2019

Dutch Soccer Assn. Trials Blockchain App at EU Championship Qualifying Match

A blockchain-based app designed to combat ticket fraud was trialed at yesterday’s Netherlands-Estonia European Championship qualifying match
November 20, 2019

Libra Network Logged Over 30 Projects in Past Two Months of Testing

The Libra Association has managed to log more than 30 projects and 51,000 transactions on the Libra network since it reset the testnet on September 17, 2019
November 20, 2019

French Military Police Finds Use Case for Tezos Blockchain

Since September 2019, the French Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division has been validating and recording judicial expenses on the Tezos blockchain. This is potentially one of the first examples of a government entity using a smart contract for operational purposes. French Gendarmerie Get Into Tezos The French Army and Gendarmerie’s Information and Public Relations Centre (SIRPA) announced the program, stating that: As of September 2019, the Gendarmerie’s cybercrime division (C3N) has been validating judicial expenses incurred during investigations and recording them on the Tezos blockchain. The program allows C3N to acquire cryptocurrency, using funds allocated by Europol, to cover operational costs. The announcement was also confirmed by Nomadic Labs when approached by Bitcoinist. Paris-based Nomadic Labs is the main research and development centre for the Tezos platform. Reducing Overheads Whilst Maintaining Privacy Using a blockchain to record these expenses reduces overheads, whilst ensuring that the […]
November 20, 2019

Google Cloud Platform integrates Fortanix self-defending key management service

Fortanix, a provider of cloud security and encryption technology, today announced that it has collaborated with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to integrate its newly announced External Key Manager service with the Fortanix Self-Defending Key Management Service (SDKMS). “At Google Cloud, we give enterprises a broad range of encryption options to appropriately balance risk, control, security, and operational complexity […] CryptoNinjas: Google Cloud Platform integrates Fortanix self-defending key management service
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin Price Clings to $8K as Analysts Warn Market Has Turned Bearish

Bitcoin likely in line for further drops despite preserving $8K
November 20, 2019

3 Things Holding Bitcoin Above $8K Right Now

With Bitcoin inching closer to breaking below $8k, investors are holding their breath. But, these three key developments might just keep its head above water. 1. Fidelity’s New NY License Fidelity receiving permission from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to offer bitcoin trading and storage services yesterday failed to bolster BTC price. But that doesn’t make it any less epic. Rather like Bakkt’s tepid launch, the onboarding may start slowly. But the fact can’t be denied that significant infrastructure is being built out for institutional investors.  Fidelity is worth some $2.8 trillion and will now trade and custody BTC. This opens up yet another door for the institutional dollars to come in. 2. Difficulty Adjustment Tomorrow Could Bring Fresh Gains As Bitcoinist reported on Monday, a new Bitcoin bull run could start tomorrow if the increase […]
November 20, 2019

Cross-chain liquidity protocol Laminar receives grant from Web3 Foundation

Laminar, a solution for bridging on-and-off-chain liquidity and crypto-asset trading, announced today it has received a development grant from the Web3 Foundation (W3F). The Web3 Foundation is the primary facilitator of the Polkadot blockchain interoperability project founded by Dr. Gavin Wood. W3F is the primary steward and single treasurer behind the Web3 Tech Stack, an […] CryptoNinjas: Cross-chain liquidity protocol Laminar receives grant from Web3 Foundation
November 20, 2019

Bitcoin May Hit $4,500 But Miners Have Mostly Capitulated — Analysts

Tone Vays and Willy Woo weigh odds of $4.5K Bitcoin price floor
November 20, 2019

Singapore: Crypto Derivatives Set to Come Under Regulatory Oversight

Crypto derivatives are poised to come under the regulatory oversight of the Monetary Authority of Singapore
November 20, 2019

HODL’ing Pays: 61% of Bitcoin Owners Could Sell at Profit

Toward the end of 2019, with Bitcoin prices keeping up above $8,000, about 61% of all holders could sell at a gain. The overall potential to sell at profit combines both old adopters, but also new buyers. Late Arrivals Also Reached Potential Gains Roughly half of the addresses “in the money” were late arrivals and not early adopters. The earliest “whales” in fact make a small fraction of potential gainers. Entrants at low four-digit prices are the biggest potential group of gainers. Even though the price of #Bitcoin is down to almost $8.100, it is important to highlight that the crypto-asset has a STRONG bottom What does this mean? It means that with the current price, 61% of the addresses holding #BTC would make a profit if they sold their position today pic.twitter.com/UiN6hEfRkZ — intotheblock (@intotheblock) November 19, 2019 Losers […]
November 20, 2019

Tor Project Now Accepts Bitcoin Over Lightning Network

Anonymous network Tor now accepts Bitcoin donations via the Lightning Network
November 20, 2019

The Many Facts Pointing to Hal Being Satoshi

The identity of Bitcoin’s pseudonymous founder is the subject of endless and dedicated speculation among the hardcore crypto crowd, and for good reason: the mystery truly is enticing. While the oft-cited candidates are many, there’s something special about avid runner, cypherpunk and early Bitcoin contributor Harold Thomas Finney II, better known simply as Hal, that makes people want to believe he’s the one. All wishful thinking aside, though, an examination of the facts is illuminating. Also Read: Bitcoin History Part 20: BTC Reaches $1 Caltech and Crypto Beginnings Finney graduated from world-renowned Caltech with an engineering degree in 1979. After working in computer game development for some years he then went on join the PGP Corporation, creating some of the first “pretty good privacy” the world had seen. Finney was an OG cypherpunk, a member of the early 90s mailing […]
November 20, 2019

How Many Trades Do Crypto Exchanges Actually Process?

How many trades are actually processed per month, day, second on crypto exchanges? The answer is anybody’s guess, because no matter how many times CoinMarketCap, or other aggregate platforms, adjusts its figures, we’re always left with serious doubts. Information Not As Readily Available As Expected The team at Shrimpy portfolio management set to work finding out the answer to this long-standing question, and has recently published its results in a blog post. It seems that the information isn’t as easy to come by as one would expect. Apparently, popular crypto exchange, Binance, can process up to 1.4 million trades per second. This is great, but it doesn’t bring us any closer to an answer. Luckily, Shrimpy has its own API. This can calculate the number of trades actioned on a certain exchange, given the trading pair and start and end […]
November 20, 2019

Why Not Pay Sources for Stories? — Asks Blockchain Media Startup

BLOCKTV wants to pay people for helping it tell meaningful stories about the blockchain space, even though established journalistic norms say not to
November 20, 2019

BTC, ETH, and XLM Price Analysis: Crypto Market Exhibiting Strong Selling Pressure

Bitcoin Price Analysis (BTC/USD) On today’s intraday chart, the price of the top-performing cryptocurrency has declined, thus recording a bearish momentum below $8500 support level.  BTC/USD pair has, therefore, dive dipper below $8300, after exhibiting a sharp breakout that dipped the price to an intraday low of $8010.70. The downside move was followed by a short-term consolidation phase above $8128 thus defining the current price at $8138.48, which dropped from the opening price of $8439.95 translating to 3.6% loss over the past 24hrs. Failure of BTC/USD pair’s price to stay above $8128.60 may restart a fresh decline with new support being found near $7500. Additionally, in terms of the moving averages, the long-term SMA has been trading above the short-term SMA. The RSI is also now seen on the oversold territory giving a negative impression. Bitcoin Price Prediction (BTC/USD) Since […]
November 20, 2019

LocalBitcoins Reports 135,000 New Customers Per Month

LocalBitcoins CEO recently revealed that the company is growing at a huge rate, stating that the platform still receives over 135,000 new users per month. The advancements of the crypto industry are becoming more and more apparent as the years go by. Numerous new exchanges are emerging, the number of cryptocurrencies is larger than ever, and the industry has made significant technological breakthroughs. The interest in crypto trading, particularly P2P trading, is also growing, according to LocalBitcoins’ CEO, Sebastian Sonntag, in a recent interview. During the talk, he admitted that the company is expanding and that its user base is gaining 4,000 to 5,000 users per day. Sonntag answered a number of questions regarding LocalBitcoins itself, the altcoin market, regulations, challenges that the crypto world is facing now, and more. The interview When talking about LocalBitcoins, Sonntag stated that the […]
November 20, 2019

South Africa: Bank Drops Bitcoin Exchanges Citing ‘Regulatory Clarity’

ZA Bitcoin exchanges unfazed as bank moves to end support
November 20, 2019

Major South African Bank Closes Crypto Exchange Bank Accounts

FNB, one of the ‘big five’ South African bank is closing down accounts operated by crypto exchanges in the country. The bank, however, says the emergence of clear-cut cryptocurrency regulations in South Africa may trigger a reversal of the policy. FNB Calls for Clearer Regulations in South Africa In a letter quoted by South African tech news platform MyBroadband, FNB communicated its decision to cease offering services to cryptocurrency exchanges. Part of the letter reads: FirstRand Bank has been considering its risk appetite in respect of virtual currencies and virtual currency exchanges for some time. Within this context the bank has taken the decision to discontinue the provision of banking services to virtual currency exchanges and/or entities dealing/trading in virtual currency. Popular African crypto trading service Luno also confirmed the news. According to Marius Reitz, Luno’s general manager for Africa, […]
November 20, 2019

Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis: Targets Fresh Lows Below $0.040

ADA price failed to break the $0.0460 resistance and declined recently against the US Dollar. The price is now trading below the $0.0425 support, with a bearish angle. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $0.0424 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Kraken). The price remains at a risk of more downsides below $0.0410 and $0.0400 in the near term. Cardano price is currently facing a fresh round of selling against the US Dollar and bitcoin. ADA price is likely to face a lot of hurdles if it corrects higher towards $0.0440. Cardano Price Analysis Recently, cardano price made another attempt to climb above the $0.0460 and $0.0465 resistances against the US Dollar. However, the ADA/USD pair failed to gain strength above $0.0460 and formed a high near $0.0461. Later, there was a […]
November 20, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets Receives License To Operate in New York

Fidelity Digital Assets received a new license in order to operate in New York and offer services to individuals and companies in the state.  The information was released […] The post Fidelity Digital Assets Receives License To Operate in New York appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.