January 23, 2020

Syscoin and Blockchain Foundry join 2Tokens workshops to raise awareness of tokenization

The Syscoin Foundation and Blockchain Foundry, a core developer of the Syscoin blockchain, today announced their new partnership with the 2Tokens project, alongside blockchain companies including Ocean Protocol, Dusk, Odyssey, and others. 2Tokens aims to establish a set of clear rules and guidelines on how to deal with tokenization, and they will begin by identifying […] CryptoNinjas: Syscoin and Blockchain Foundry join 2Tokens workshops to raise awareness of tokenization
January 23, 2020

MIT Research Group Calls Crypto a Testing Ground for a Central Bank Digital Asset

The crypto space is a test tube of experimentation which may pave the way for a digital fiat asset, MIT’s crypto research group said
January 23, 2020

Ex-CFTC Chair Christopher Giancarlo on Why He Launched Digital Dollar Project

In this video from WEF 2020, former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, also known as “Crypto Dad,” discusses his push to digitize the U.S. dollar and the future of global currencies.
January 23, 2020

Coinmarketcap Finally Introduces a Liquidity Metric

There are many different metrics associated with exchanges and trading volume. One often difficult to track aspect is their true liquidity at any given time. Whereas Live Coin Watch implemented such a feature ages ago, it seems that Coinmarketcap is only now focusing on it as well. Coinmarketcap Finally Gets With the Program Its new liquidity metric focuses on weeding out fake trading volume. A welcome change of pace, considering how a lot of trading platforms clearly report inflated volumes. With the new liquidity metric, Coinmarketcap aims  to replace its traditional volume reporting. This introduces a period of getting used to the new statistic by users of this platform. However, it is evident that liquidity is, next to the price, the only real interesting tidbit of information crypto exchanges provide today. It is a welcome change of pace, albeit CMC […]
January 23, 2020

New York Crowned the World’s Crypto Litigation Capital

New York, the financial capital of the world, is also becoming the capital of blockchain litigation activity, according to a financial services law firm Murphy & McGonigle report. Two Times More Blockchain Cases Than Any Other Venue Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are increasingly attracting the attention of large law firms all over the world. In the U.S., since 2018, Murphy & McGonigle has been maintaining a Blockchain Litigation Database, which records the number of incidences of litigation involving the blockchain sector. Specifically, the database captures cases involving Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain-centered companies, mining companies, crypto-investment platforms, exchanges, Initial Coin Offer (ICO) issuers, and consultants. Upon analyzing and interpreting these data, on January 22, 2020, Murphy & McGonigle released the second annual Blockchain Litigation Year in Review Report. The report identifies the 2019 top five trends related to litigations involving […]
January 23, 2020

Deana Burke: BTC Has the Power for Great Change

It’s always refreshing to see someone who truly understands bitcoin. They don’t just “like” it or invest in it; they spend time getting to know it and how it works. One such person is Deana Burke, the founder of Gracias, an organization devoted to ensuring women, teenagers and minorities understand crypto. Deana Burke: BTC Can Change Everything Burke explains in an interview that she wasn’t always familiar with the concept of crypto. At first, the system appeared relatively confusing, but she was attracted by its ability to disrupt finance. Several of its properties appeared to be on the verge of taking our monetary system to new heights, and before long, she found herself purchasing BTC and embarking on a quest to ensure other people did the same. Discussing the world’s leading cryptocurrency by market cap, she explains: There’s a purity […]
January 23, 2020

Bitcoin Games Celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 With Introduction of Free Spins

Bitcoin Games is a provably fair online casino where you can play popular games using BTC and BCH. The platform is introducing a new feature and for its Lunar New Year 2020 promotion all players can get Red Envelopes packed with Free Spins. Also Read: Video Games Giant Ubisoft Is Looking for Blockchain Startups to Support Bitcoin Games Introduces Free Spins on Lunar New Year A new moon will appear on 25th January 2020, and with it, the Lunar New Year festivities will begin in Asia and across the world. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the main zodiac element of this year is Metal, and the animal sign is Rat. Hence 2020 will be the Year of the Metal Rat. While a significant portion of the world’s population celebrates the onset of the Lunar New Year, Bitcoin Games promises to […]
January 23, 2020

Will Mass Adoption Be More PayPal or Pornhub?

Bakkt preps consumer app for 2020 launch while Pornhub starts performer payouts in Tether, plus a controversial, obligatory new dev fund in BCH.
January 23, 2020

‘Fluffypony’ Weighs In on CBDCs at Davos 2020

Companies are mainstreaming privacy, says Riccardo Spagni, better known as “Fluffypony.”
January 23, 2020

Gemini Completes Second Level of Cybersecurity Compliance Exam

Gemini has concluded an SOC 2 Type 2 cybersecurity risk examination, evaluating how its security system controls operate across a period of time. The exchange plans to conduct such exams annually.
January 23, 2020

Convantis partners with ConsenSys to lead commodity trade platform development

Covantis, a blockchain initiative focused on modernizing global trade operations, today announced the selection of ConsenSys, the Ethereum venture and blockchain technology company, as the lead technology partner to develop its platform. ConsenSys will leverage its enterprise-ready blockchain solutions and services, including PegaSys Orchestrate, Kaleido and MythX to build the blockchain network on Ethereum. It will build a secured platform […] CryptoNinjas: Convantis partners with ConsenSys to lead commodity trade platform development
January 23, 2020

Facebook’s Libra Pushed World to Reconsider USD as Global Reserve Currency: WEF

Global officials and economists at the WEF voice the fact that Facebook’s Libra pushed the world to start reconsidering the U.S. dollar as anchor currency
January 23, 2020

Alleged BTC-e Operator Will Be Extradited to France After Greek Supreme Court Ruling

Greece’s supreme administrative court found that a ruling to extradite alleged BTC-e operator Alexander Vinnik to France was lawful. Vinnik can no longer appeal the decision.
January 23, 2020

Amun Launched Short Bitcoin ETP on Leading Swiss Exchange SIX

Swiss cryptocurrency financial firm Amun AG listed a derivative giving inverse exposure to Bitcoin on Switzerland’s leading stock exchange, Six Exchange
January 23, 2020

DAO for blockchain storage protocol Arweave is now live

The community and core team of Arweave, creators of a decentralized data storage protocol, announced today the live launch of ARCA, a community-governed DAO that will develop and expand the Arweave ecosystem, project, and network. ARCA DAO is now live on Ethereum mainnet, with a membership made up of long term miners, developers, and backers […] CryptoNinjas: DAO for blockchain storage protocol Arweave is now live
January 23, 2020

Ray Dalio: Forget About Bitcoin, Invest in Gold

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… You just can’t please everybody, and when it comes to crypto and bitcoin, this applies double. Another gazillionaire – Ray Dalio – is trashing the world’s leading digital currency by market cap and claims that there are serious problems with investment strategies that revolve around it. Ray Dalio: BTC Isn’t What You Think It Is Dalio is a billionaire and the founder of Bridgewater Associates. In a recent interview, he tells his listeners that bitcoin is not the solution they’re looking for. Everybody is seeking a “safe haven” in times of economic turmoil, but he assures his listeners that bitcoin isn’t it. Rather, they should turn their attention to precious metals like gold. Dalio – spewing out the typical gloom-and-doom one often hears from financial conglomerates these days – believes that […]
January 23, 2020

CasinoCoin releases unified KYC-ready ‘Bankroll Manager’ wallet app

CasinoCoin, a blockchain-powered gaming ecosystem designed with users, operators, and regulators in mind, has announced the release of its new CasinoCoin Bankroll Manager application. The app includes built-in KYC and responsible gaming functionality, that allows users to manage their assets across all CasinoCoin operates in one wallet. Features include near-instant deposits and withdrawals, a typical […] CryptoNinjas: CasinoCoin releases unified KYC-ready ‘Bankroll Manager’ wallet app
January 23, 2020

Facebook and Calibra’s David Marcus: The Problem of Global Unbanked Is “Unacceptable”

Calibra’s David Marcus explained at WEF what is the primary purpose of digital currencies
January 23, 2020

Tether launches ERC20 and TRC20 gold token

Tether, the first blockchain-enabled platform facilitating digital use of traditional currencies, today announced the launch of Tether Gold (XAU₮), a digital asset providing exposure to physical gold (XAU). The XAU₮ token represents ownership of one troy fine ounce of physical gold on a specific gold bar. XAU₮, which is available as an ERC-20 token on […] CryptoNinjas: Tether launches ERC20 and TRC20 gold token
January 23, 2020

imToken wallet partners with MoonPay to enable crypto purchases with fiat

imToken, a provider of crypto wallet and exchange platforms, announced today integration of a native fiat-to-crypto gateway powered by MoonPay. With wallets available on both iOS and Android, this added feature will allow imToken users in more than 40 countries to purchase BTC, ETH, EOS and other blockchain assets with fiat. Supported assets include: BTC, […] CryptoNinjas: imToken wallet partners with MoonPay to enable crypto purchases with fiat
January 23, 2020

BCH Script Meeting Aims to Enhance the Programming Language in Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin Cash developers actively participate in video meetings in order to discuss the ongoing development of the BCH ecosystem. BCH software engineers met for the first time in 2020 last Thursday to examine the May upgrade and specification work. Following the meeting, on January 23, BCH developers will sit down again to address practicable optimizations to the script language in Bitcoin Cash. Also read: Meet Nimbus, a Concept for Enhancing BCH Smart Contracts Bitcoin Cash Script Enhancements BCH developers plan to converse about improving the script language in Bitcoin Cash and discuss reasonable optimizations. Following the first Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) developers meeting, BCH programmers met the next day for the first script meeting. The video conference was hosted by David R. Allen from thefutureofbitcoin.cash and developers such as Mark Lundeberg, Antony Zegers, Jason Dreyzehner, Rosco Kalis, Tobias Ruck, and […]
January 23, 2020

Ripple Reduces XRP Quarterly Dumping By $53 Million

Ripple, Inc. has released the report for its operations in the last quarter of 2019. The final period of a rather underwhelming year saw Ripple limit its selling of XRP from its escrow stash. XRP Price Stabilized on Slower Ripple Escrow Selling With XRP stabilizing around $0.22 even after the recent price drop, attention focused on the latest quarterly report. In the last three months of 2019, Ripple sold just $13.08 million in XRP, down 80% from $66.2 million during previous quarter. In Q4, per the smart contract schedule, Ripple released 3 billion XRP from its escrow wallet, and decidedly returned 2.7 billion of them. This was the first time Ripple had ever made the executive decision to return XRP released from escrow. Beyond the OTC and open market sales, Ripple has reserved some of the coins for distribution and […]
January 23, 2020

Crypto News Roundup and Interviews for Jan. 23, 2020

In addition our news roundup, we’ll hear from former CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo, then we’ll take a walk with a modern cypherpunk and senior reporter Leigh Cuen.
January 23, 2020

Binance launches validator node on Theta Network, joining Blockchain Ventures and gumi Cryptos

Leading crypto exchange company Binance, announced it has successfully launched their validator node on the Theta Network. a decentralized video streaming platform. By running an Enterprise Validator Node, Binance joins other global enterprises such as Blockchain Ventures and gumi Cryptos in securing the Theta blockchain and is participating directly in Theta block production. For 2020, […] CryptoNinjas: Binance launches validator node on Theta Network, joining Blockchain Ventures and gumi Cryptos
January 23, 2020

BIS: No Evidence of Mass Transition From CBDC Research to Pilots and Experiments

The BIS’s new survey revealed that only 10% of central banks are likely to issue a CBDC for the general public in the short term
January 23, 2020

BitMex to Launch XRP Swaps, Delist 2 Other Derivatives

BitMEX is releasing an XRP-U.S. dollar quanto swap targeted at crypto’s budding derivatives market.
January 23, 2020

Tether Says Its Newest Stablecoin Is Backed by Gold in Swiss Vault

Tether is issuing a new stablecoin as ERC-20 and TRC20 tokens, backing their price with one ounce of gold.
January 23, 2020

Open crypto liquidity network Alekmi integrates Chainlink

Alkemi, a professional open liquidity network for cryptocurrency, announced today it has integrated with Chainlink to leverage its network of decentralized oracles. Chainlink’s protocol is facilitating trusted marketplaces for obtaining quality oracles, which is quickly becoming the de-facto standard in the Oracle-as-a-Service category. By utilizing Chainlink, Alkemi will benefit from a highly precise and reliable […] CryptoNinjas: Open crypto liquidity network Alekmi integrates Chainlink
January 23, 2020

Industry Leaders at Crypto Valley Summit See Major Role for Blockchain in Traceability

Experts at the WEF agree that using blockchain for traceability is key. #CTdoesDavos
January 23, 2020

Greece Extradites Alleged Launderer of $4B in BTC Alexander Vinnik to France

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man accused of having laundered $4 billion in Bitcoin, will be extradited from Greece to France, against the wishes of Russia
January 23, 2020

Crypto Exchanges Are Cracking Down on Hackers, Chainalysis Report

Hacking attacks on crypto exchanges are becoming the norm, according to a recent report by Chainalysis. However, this also means that platforms are much better prepared, which explains why the total value of stolen crypto funds declined last year. Number of Exchange Hacks Updated Record in 2019 Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis published on Tuesday an excerpt of its 2020 Crypto Crime Report, with the full version being scheduled for release later this month. According to the research, 2019 saw 11 hacking attacks on crypto exchanges, compared to 6 in 2018, which was a record at the time. However, even though hackers doubled their previous record in terms of how many platforms they reached, the amount of stolen funds is three times lower than in 2018. The colors on the chart below show the contribution of each hack to the total […]
January 23, 2020

Institutional crypto trading platform Etale connects to ErisX

ErisX, a CFTC registered bitcoin and cryptocurrency DCO, today announced support from Etale’s institutional trading platform. Members of ErisX are able to view real-time market data, and manage account balances and order execution via a secure connection using either Etale’s front end or API. Etale is a complete digital asset trading solution for institutions, delivered […] CryptoNinjas: Institutional crypto trading platform Etale connects to ErisX
January 23, 2020

Crypto Custody Provider Ledger Extends Reach in Asia With New Institutional Client

Ledger is partnering with dapp provider FLETA, offering legally compliant custody solutions as part of its push to expand in Asia.
January 23, 2020

ErisX Adds New Trading Features with Etale Partnership

The partnership will provide clients with machine learning-based order execution.
January 23, 2020

SEC to Grill Kik Head of Operations Next Week

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will continue its investigation of the Kik startup, inviting the company’s head of operations and technical adviser, Tanner Philips, to sit for a deposition on January 29. SEC Requires More Data on Kik Business Prior to 2018 After the initial exploratory stages of the SEC lawsuit against Kik, the US agency says that a new deposition are needed to reveal more details of the company’s business prior to 2018. The deposition was approved by Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein despite the objection of Kik for this late-stage request. The hearings are expected this January 29, to satisfy the SEC’s demand for more fact-finding on the company’s business, intentions and achievements. The SEC also wants to shed light on a new Kik-affiliated company, Code Inc. Livingston has been known for vehemently claiming the SEC does […]
January 23, 2020

Campaign Privacy Statements Open Up Voters to Data Sharing

By signing up for one election campaign, you’re often consenting to work with others.
January 23, 2020

Draper Goren Holm lead seed round in crypto data/analytics provider LunarCRUSH

Draper Goren Holm, a venture studio focused on accelerating and incubating blockchain and crypto startups along with the Draper Venture Network, announced today it has led a seed round in crypto data/analytics provider, LunarCRUSH. The LunarCRUSH team will gain access to partnerships, perks, and capital in addition to other portfolio companies. Potential benefits include enterprise […] CryptoNinjas: Draper Goren Holm lead seed round in crypto data/analytics provider LunarCRUSH
January 23, 2020

Indian Supreme Court Warms Up to Crypto – RBI’s Arguments Not Convincing

India’s supreme court heard the crypto case on Thursday, starting with the arguments by the counsel for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). After pointing out that the RBI ban only hurts crypto businesses but does not stop crypto trading, the court explained that “being an honest contributor to the blockchain is more profitable than trying to tamper with the chain.” Also read: Crypto vs RBI — 3 Days of Intense Supreme Court Hearings RBI in Hot Seat, Ban Can’t Stop Crypto The Indian supreme court resumed hearing the crypto vs. RBI case Thursday morning. Local news platform Crypto Kanoon reported from the courtroom that Shyam Divan, counsel for the central bank, picked up his arguments from the previous day. The counsel began by reading out the RBI’s reply to crypto exchanges’ representation and briefly explained about peer-to-peer exchanges operating […]
January 23, 2020

Chiliz Launches Crypto Exchange for Trading Sports Fan Tokens

Sports blockchain venture Chiliz will launch a cryptocurrency exchange for sports and entertainment tokens
January 23, 2020

BitMEX CEO: Bitcoin Volume Will ‘Nose Dive’ as Chinese NY Approaches

BitMEX CEO, Arthur Hayes, warned the crypto community about the approaching Chinese New Year, predicting a large drop in volatility and trading volume. BitMEX CEO’s tweet causes commotion in the crypto community Chinese New Year is only two days away, and the year of the rat is about to start this weekend. This was pointed out only hours ago by the CEO of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, who said as much in his latest Twitter update. 新年快乐 The year of the rat starts this weekend. Time for #Bitcoin volatility and volumes to nose dive. — Arthur Hayes (@CryptoHayes) January 23, 2020 However, apart from simply announcing the change in the calendar, Hayes also warns that low Bitcoin volatility is about to arrive, alongside a large drop in trading volumes. Of course, this is not exactly new, and the crypto community encounters […]
January 23, 2020

FanChain token integrated on FanWide to monetize sports viewing parties

SportsCastr, a live streaming company backed by the NFL Players Association, has announced the launch of its FanChain cryptocurrency on FanWide, a platform that helps fans find local game watch parties for their favorite teams. As part of the launch, sports fans can now earn FanChain tokens (FANZ) for checking into viewing parties at thousands […] CryptoNinjas: FanChain token integrated on FanWide to monetize sports viewing parties
January 23, 2020

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Could Have A 12.5% Tax On Mining Rewards; What Is It All About?

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miners could soon have a tax rate of 12.5% on their mining rewards since May. This is expected to have a very negative effect not […] The post Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Could Have A 12.5% Tax On Mining Rewards; What Is It All About? appeared first on UseTheBitcoin.
January 23, 2020

GuildChat now supports bitcoin (BTC) through its multi-chain wallet

GuildChat, a mobile app that allows users to manage, transfer, and gift cryptocurrency to each other, announced today that it has added support for bitcoin (BTC). The app features both individual and group chat functionalities similar to Telegram, while also implementing both hot and cold wallets for multiple blockchains. Users may send cryptocurrencies to one […] CryptoNinjas: GuildChat now supports bitcoin (BTC) through its multi-chain wallet
January 23, 2020

Deloitte Approves Gemini Crypto Exchange in High-Level Security Evaluation

U.S. crypto exchange and custody company Gemini finishes high-level SOC 2 Type 2 security check, a purported industry first
January 23, 2020

Crypto Exchange Liquidity and Why It Matters, Explained

Exchange liquidity is affecting every trade you make. From slippage and price manipulation to technical analysis accuracy and transaction times, understanding crypto exchange liquidity is key to successful trading. #Sponsored
January 23, 2020

CoinDesk Q4 2019 Review: A Year in Suspended Animation

The CoinDesk Quarterly Review surfaces the key data, trends and events shaping the crypto markets. Check it out now.
January 23, 2020

Disgruntled Employee Stole Bitcoin from Japanese Project Vipstarcoin

A former employee of a Japanese blockchain project has been arrested for stealing its Bitcoin funds in 2018
January 23, 2020

Showtime For XRP: BIS Exec Calls Cross-Border Payments a ‘Top Priority’

XRP could be on the brink of mainstream adoption as Benoit Coeure, appointed Chief of the Bank of International Settlements, lists cross-border payment solutions as a ‘top urgent priority’ in the current financial world. The Future Could Be Bright for XRP After All Coeure, speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum, commented on the use cases for stablecoins and digital assets. He believes central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are yet to materialize, and may take a while. But Coeure commented that at the moment, cross-border payments are too slow and too costly. …its about having a technology that cuts across borders. Everyone agrees [cross-border payments] now are too slow and too costly. The top priority for the community is not CBDCs… the top urgent priority is to improve cross-border payments. In particular, for low-income and developing economies. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!! BIS’s Coeure […]
January 23, 2020

Acala consortium forms to build cross-chain infrastructure for Polkadot

Acala Network, a consortium of decentralized financial projects has been launched this week, with the goal of creating an open cross-chain infrastructure for the Polkadot ecosystem. A work in progress, Polkadot enables cross-blockchain transfers of any type of data or asset. The first implementation coming from Acala is a cross-chain capable multi-collateralized and decentralized stablecoin […] CryptoNinjas: Acala consortium forms to build cross-chain infrastructure for Polkadot
January 23, 2020

Has Quebec Missed the Ship for Attracting Cryptocurrency Miners?

An uncertain regulatory regime regarding power distribution in Quebec has apparently drove crypto mining firms out of the province
January 23, 2020

Bitcoin Cash Miners Propose Controversial Soft Fork for Zcash-Style Development Fund

The proposed fork will see 12.5 percent of block rewards diverted to a new BCH-specific development fund. Reactions have been mixed.
January 23, 2020

Blockchain security firm CertiK to help Liquid vet listings and IEO projects

Cryptocurrency exchange Liquid, today announced a new partnership with CertiK, a leading blockchain security firm. CertiK will provide its smart-contract audit platform to teams seeking potential listings and IEOs on the exchange. CertiK will leverage its expertise to help projects aiming to list on Liquid follow regulations, conduct due diligence, and build trust with their […] CryptoNinjas: Blockchain security firm CertiK to help Liquid vet listings and IEO projects
January 23, 2020

Binance Invests in Taiwanese Blockchain Data Monetization Startup Numbers

Binance has invested in Numbers, a blockchain-enabled data monetization startup
January 23, 2020

BitMEX to launch new XRPUSD swap; delists UP & DOWN contracts

BitMEX, the popular cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, today announced the launch of a new Ripple USD (XRPUSD) quanto swap, set to be listed on Wednesday, February, 5th 2020. More details on this contract will be available on testnet by Friday, January, 24th, 2020. Moreover, the exchange company informed that effective Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 12:00 […] CryptoNinjas: BitMEX to launch new XRPUSD swap; delists UP & DOWN contracts
January 23, 2020

US Military Under Serious Threat From Deadly Malware

Cyber-security researchers are warning about a powerful email malware, which is targeting government and military systems. The Emotet malware is often used as an initial attack vector, to allow access for Trickbots and ransomware. Three Months At The Top December saw the Emotet malware lead the biggest threat charts for the third month running. Its main attack vector is through spam email campaigns containing a malicious link or Microsoft Word document. These have covered subject matters as diverse as ‘Greta Thunberg’ and ‘Christmas Party’. Clicking the link or opening the document will download Emotet to the computer. At this point the malware will try to propagate itself by harvesting email contacts, and continuing the spam cycle. However it can also analyse regular contacts, and even respond to ongoing email threads, making it harder to recognise as a threat. Malware Pivots […]
January 23, 2020

Pornhub Adds Tether Stablecoin as New Crypto Payment Option

Pornhub adds Tron-based USDT as an alternative payment option to PayPal, which abruptly stopped servicing its models in late 2019
January 23, 2020

World Economic Forum Debuts Framework for Central Bank Digital Currency

The World Economic Forum together with major central banks and financial institutions has released a toolkit for policymakers regarding central bank digital currencies
January 23, 2020

Blockvest Saved from Default Judgement in Fraud Case

A California federal court has reversed a default judgement against two firms accused of running a cryptocurrency scam
January 23, 2020

Bitcoin Faces Move to $8,200 After Dropping Out of Trading Range

Bitcoin’s three-day range play has ended with a bear victory. Now prices could visit deeper support at $8,200.
January 23, 2020

Pornhub Now Lets Models Get Paid With the Tether Stablecoin

Pornhub has added new performer payment options including the tether (USDT) stablecoin, two months after being apparently dropped by PayPal.
January 23, 2020

More BS on Lightning: Blockstream Pours Liquid on Thick

Blockstream reps have long been pushing for full implementation of the perpetually-delayed Lightning Network as the main solution for BTC scalability. With the recent announcement of “federated sidechain” Liquid’s integration with Btcpay, however, the tune seems to have changed. Past weeks have found Blockstream execs Adam Back and Samson Mow not only pushing Liquid hard, but going so far as to belittle Lightning, the once almost messianic layer-2 solution to Bitcoin Core’s scaling ills. Also Read: Researcher’s Scathing Lightning Network Analysis Finds Flaws Liquid and Lightning With last week’s announcement that Blockstream’s federated sidechains are now integrated with Btcpay, Liquid has been back in the limelight. What is striking some folks as odd, however, is the overtly promotional tone being taken by Blockstream reps in regard to Liquid and its pegged assets such as L-BTC, even at the cost of […]
January 23, 2020

This Virginia Lawmaker Argues Blockchain Can Boost Local Elections, Economy

House of Delegate member Hala Ayala wants Virginia to seriously consider blockchain for the future of elections and the economy.
January 23, 2020

Liechtenstein Regulators Approve Ethereum-Based Real Estate Fund

The fund enables investors to gain exposure to a global real estate portfolio through a ERC-20 security token.
January 23, 2020

Ether Price Drop Slashed Valuation of Crypto Valley’s Top 50 Firms by 40%

While Ether prices have a strong effect on the valuation of Crypto Valley’s top 50 firms, CV VC told Cointelegraph that there are other indicators to watch as well
January 23, 2020

BitMEX, Binance Dominate Bitcoin Perpetual Futures Markets

A recent crypto exchange review has revealed that the two dominant forces in bitcoin perpetual futures were Binance and BitMEX commanding 40% of the market between them. Top exchanges for total volume were a little unexpected though. Binance Gains Foothold in Bitcoin Derivatives Market Research and analytics firm Crypto Compare has recently released its December digital asset exchange review which delves into key developments in the crypto exchange industry. It revealed that for institutional products, CME still leads the way for regulated bitcoin derivatives with a trading volume for the month at just under $4 billion. Grayscale’s bitcoin trust product (GBTC) has around ten percent of this total traded volume. For derivatives trading on crypto exchanges, OKEx represented the majority of daily derivatives volumes trading at $3.32 billion per day. Huobi followed with $2.7 billion, BitMEX third with $1.9 billion […]
January 23, 2020

Derivatives Exchange BTCMEX Launches Lucrative Affiliate Program and $120 Trading Bonus

 Leading derivatives exchange BTCMEX is offering a $120 trading bonus and one of the industry’s most lucrative affiliate programs to all of its users. 21st January, 2020, Hong Kong – BTCMEX is a new cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that aims to bring opportunities for everyone. The platform started operating at the end of 2019 and already boasts more than $50 million USD in daily trading volume, a $120 Trading Bonus, and one of the most lucrative affiliate programs in the industry. The exchange was founded by one of the world’s most famous crypto investors, and the biggest Bitcoin adopter in China, Li Xiaolai, who founded many successful crypto and blockchain projects including Steemit and BigOne exchange. BTCMEX is headquartered in Hong Kong with offices worldwide. The company’s core values are people, trust, and innovations, all of which guided its team to create a fair and transparent exchange to level the playing field between aspiring and professional […]
January 23, 2020

EOS Price Analysis: Risk of Additional Losses Below $3.5

EOS price started a downside correction after trading to a new yearly high at $4.073 against the US Dollar. The price is declining and it recently broke the $3.800 support area. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3.600 on the 4-hours chart of the EOS/USD pair (data feed from Coinbase). The pair remains at a risk of additional losses below $3.550 and $3.500 in the near term. EOS price is correcting lower from the recent high against the US Dollar, just like bitcoin. It could continue to slide towards $3.225 unless the bulls protect the $3.500 support. EOS Price Analysis This week, there was a downside correction in bitcoin, Ethereum, ripple, litecoin and EOS against the US Dollar. Earlier, EOS price climbed above the $3.500 and $3.800 resistance levels. It even broke the […]
January 23, 2020

Crypto Asset Firm Amun Launches Inverse Bitcoin ETP

Digital asset issuer Amun is launching a new product for bitcoin bears on the Swiss Stock Exchange.
January 23, 2020

Ethereum 2.0 Gateway Successfully Verified

Development on Ethereum 2.0 is continuing to break new grounds as one of the most important smart contracts for the network has just been successfully verified. Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract Ready Tech startup Runtime Verification has reported the successful completion of formal verification of the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract. “Although we found several critical issues of the deposit contract during the formal verification process, some of which were due to subtle hidden Vyper compiler bugs, all of the issues of the deposit contract have been properly fixed in the latest version (v0.10.0),” According to the announcement, the deposit contract is a ‘gateway’ to join Ethereum 2.0. Validators on the new proof of stake Beacon Chain need to deposit some ETH by sending a transaction over the Ethereum 1 network to the deposit contract. The deposit contract records the transaction history […]
January 23, 2020

Meet the Crypto Angel Investor Running for Congress in Nevada

Lisa Song Sutton, an entrepreneur and bitcoin ATM investor, is running for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District of Nevada. If elected, she’d like to sit down with President Trump and talk about bitcoin and cryptocurrency.