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  • Bitcoin Cash Faces ‘Slow Death’ After Alleged $30M Hack — Commentator
    Cointelegraph.com News - 11 minutes ago
    A SIM card attack reportedly sees a total of $45 million stolen, while the consequences for Bitcoin Cash will be severe, warns Dovey Wan. Altcoin Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has become the subject of intense speculation after a major investor claimed he lost $30 million in a wallet hack. In a now-deleted Reddit post from Feb. 22, the investor, who appears to be Dreamhost founder Josh Jones, said the attacker also stole 1,500 Bitcoin (BTC) worth $14.4 million. Hacker steals reported $45M The hack…
  • UNICOM Brings to You Financial Evolution – AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis
    CryptoNewsZ - 22 minutes ago
    Financial Evolution: AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis, organized by UNICOM, is a conference that is held globally on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Finance wherein distinguished speakers from across the globe share their experiences and insights in this field. UNICOM brings to you  Financial Evolution – AI, Machine Learning, and Sentiment Analysis on March … The post UNICOM Brings to You Financial Evolution – AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • EOS Developing New Network Resource “DISK”
    Crypto Briefing - 1 hour ago
    EOS may soon offer a solution for on-chain data storage. There’s evidence of a new network resource, called “DISK,” which could give developers a better way to store some types...The post EOS Developing New Network Resource “DISK” appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Use Of Privacy Coins Like Monero By Criminals Is A Good Thing: McAfee
    Coingape - 1 hour ago
    Security expert John McAfee says that adoption for privacy coins is coming. This he believes has been confirmed by their use by criminals. Historically he
  • Ripple (XRP) Brad Garlinghouse on a Mission to Educate Regulators
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 3 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Brad Garlinghouse opined that 2020 started for Ripple XRP with a lot of momentum, and ideally stated that it was… The post Ripple (XRP) Brad Garlinghouse on a Mission to Educate Regulators appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring Announced
    Bitcoin News - 3 hours ago
    Banking giant HSBC has unveiled a major restructuring plan that includes 35,000 job cuts. The move came as the bank’s net profit plunged 53% last year. HSBC is also slashing $100 billion in assets and closing many branches. “This represents one of the deepest restructuring and simplification programs in the bank’s history,” explained interim CEO […] The post Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring Announced appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Blockchain Application in Aiding Prospects of Cannabis Industry
    CryptoNewsZ - 3 hours ago
    With more and more states in the US and countries around the world legalizing the cannabis industry, the segment is witnessing a new wave of growth and expansion. The recreation of marijuana is attracting many big players and according to one recent research estimate, the industry is going to acquire a humongous size of $21 … The post Blockchain Application in Aiding Prospects of Cannabis Industry appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • NBA & NFL Believe in Non-Fungible Tokens, But Not Contract Tokenization
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    NBA and NFL embrace new technology such as Non-Fungible Tokens that allows greater fan engagement, but no player contract tokenization any time soon. Cointelegraph was on the ground for NFT NYC, event taking place a couple of hundred feet from Times Square dedicated to non-fungible tokens.While most of the companies at NFT NYC are early-stage startups still looking for their users, two attending organizations have hundreds of millions of fans around the world.Adrienne O’Keeffe, associate vice president of partnerships at…
  • Bitcoins [BTC] and BCash [BCH] Worth $45 Million Stolen from Chinese Investor
    Coingape - 4 hours ago
    A Chinese investor has fallen victim to SIM hacking, enabling the hacker to steal cryptocurrencies worth more than $45 million. According to Dovey Wan, a
  • Ethereum Implementing ProgPoW ASIC-Resistance, Concur Core Developers
    Crypto Briefing - 5 hours ago
    Ethereum core developers are moving forward with ProgPoW, an update for making Ether mining more ASIC resistant. The hardfork is tentatively scheduled for July. Ethereum core developers, once again, came...The post Ethereum Implementing ProgPoW ASIC-Resistance, Concur Core Developers appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Coinbase Flags EOS on ‘Degraded Performance’ Twice in 3 days
    Coingape - 5 hours ago
    The automated blockchain engine on Coinbase seems to facing network issues with EOS. Reportedly (about 00: 00 hours UTC on 22nd February), it has halted
  • BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the West
    Bitcoin News - 6 hours ago
    On February 20, Bitcoin Cash engineers held the second 2020 BCH developers’ meeting and the first since the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) was added to the Bitcoin ABC version 0.21.0 client. Seven developers discussed new features that are coming after the May upgrade, but a majority of the conversation focused on the ongoing IFP discussion. […] The post BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the West appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Calibra Technical Lead Tells Why Facebook Built New Language for Libra
    Cointelegraph.com News - 6 hours ago
    Digital lead for Calibra explains why Facebook has built a new programming language called Move to power the Libra blockchain. Digital lead for Calibra Ben Maurer gave a presentation on Facebook’s Move programming language at the Stanford Blockchain Conference on Feb. 19. Move was created by Facebook to provide a safe and programmable foundation for the Libra blockchain. Maurer explained that Move will make it easier and more secure to program financial applications that run on Libra. He said:“Move is…
  • No Bitcoin ETF Yet: A Deep Dive Into the Situation in the US
    Cointelegraph.com News - 8 hours ago
    Several entities with pending crypto ETF proposals in the U.S. give their thoughts as to why no such crypto product has yet passed the test with the SEC. Over the past several years, many entities have submitted proposals for regulated Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds, or ETFs in the United States. So far, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has not approved any official Bitcoin ETF product for the mainstream public.What is an ETF and what is the holdup when…
  • How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites
    Bitcoin News - 8 hours ago
    As bitcoin grows in popularity and recognition worldwide, resources dedicated to providing in-depth and diverse stats on all things crypto have exploded onto the scene and continue to proliferate rapidly. This post lays out 17 of the best sites, and divides them into basic categories such as checking price, viewing network visualizations, and more. Also […] The post How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Chainalysis to Monitor AML Compliance for Crypto Exchange CoinField
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis partners with CoinField exchange to add enhanced AML technology. Amid a tightening regulatory scene in crypto, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has joined up with digital asset exchange CoinField.CoinField plans to use Chainalysis technology to help with its Anti-Money Laundering, or AML, practices, Chainalysis announced on Feb. 20.Crypto leaves the Wild West behindMedia outlets have drawn correlations between the relatively new crypto industry and the Wild West — a niche industry running rogue far from the regulatory…
  • OpenSea: From Formula 1 Cars to Crypto Forgeries
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    OpenSea marketplace: from selling Formula 1 cars to combating crypto forgeries. Cointelegraph was on the ground at Non-Fungible Token New York City Event to observe the latest and greatest in NFT. Of the many projects and companies in attendance, we caught up with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah to learn what his company is all about.OpenSea is a “marketplace for digital goods, including collectibles, gaming items, digital art, and other digital assets that are backed by a blockchain like Ethereum,” Atallah…
  • New Monaco-Based Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR).By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types” of XMR-based card transactions in physical stores and online, including card-to-card transfers and Monero conversion to euro (EUR), Bitsa announced on Feb. 21.Launched in Q3 2019, Bitsa Card supports a total of…
  • Sweden’s Central Bank Finally Embraces DLT, but Only in Simulation Mode
    CoinDesk - 12 hours ago
    Riksbank’s e-krona pilot will run on distributed ledger tech, but the entire project will be operated as only a simulation through at least 2021.
  • After Overnight Flash Crash, Here Are 5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Rally Again
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Analysts and industry executives lay out five major reasons to support bullish continuation for the Bitcoin rally. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hit $9,260 on Feb. 20 and dropped to $9,350 on BitMEX the very next day. Analysts say these two pullbacks were liquidity fills and that the dominant cryptocurrency is likely to sustain its bullish market structure.Technical analysts and industry executives have laid out the exponential moving average golden cross, strong weekly support at $9,500, halving, liquidity fills and rising on-chain…
  • Tezos Price (XTZ) Losing Steam After Dropping to Ascending Trendline?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Tezos price is still in an uptrend but looks ready to pull back and consolidate after an amazing 199.52% rally. Over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC)and altcoins have taken a serious hit and currently, Bitcoin is still down 7.09% since topping out at $10,485 on Feb. 13. Many altcoins that bore the brunt of the sharp correction are still nursing their wounds and the double-dip correction of the past week appears to have investors cautious about piling back into cryptocurrencies. Crypto…
  • Alleged Crypto Capital Operator Faces New Wire Fraud Charge
    CoinDesk - 12 hours ago
    Reginald Fowler, an alleged operator of Crypto Capital, was indicted on wire fraud Friday, adding to four previous charges he already faced.
  • Brave Browser Wants the UK to Use GDPR to Crack Down on Google
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Brave Browser wants the UK to Crack Down on Google Using GDPR or will take it to court. The team behind Brave Browser thinks that Google has an unfair competitive advantage due to its massive trove of user data. In a submission filed with the United Kingdom’s consumer protection agency, Brave argued that the country’s failure to enforce European data protection laws gives Google an unfair advantage.Brave’s stanceIn an interview with Cointelegraph, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy and industry…
  • First Ukrainian Bitcoin Exchange Launches Hryvnia-Pegged Stablecoin UAX
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has launched a hryvnia-pegged stablecoin, UAX for open beta testing. In an apparent first, Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has released a stablecoin pegged to local fiat currency, the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH).Dubbed UAX token, the new stablecoin is pegged to the hryvnia on a 1:1 ratio and is based on the Ethereum blockchain, according to an official announcement by Kuna exchange on Feb. 20.According to Kuna, UAX is now being tested by select Kuna users in an…
  • How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM
    Bitcoin News - 13 hours ago
    Cryptocurrency markets have experienced a few intensive weeks since the start of the year that took prices to 2020 highs in mid-February. The overall bullish sentiment is attracting more interest towards the crypto space. There are many ways to get started with Bitcoin but one the most accessible options is to find an ATM supporting […] The post How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Amid a Successful Upgrade, Cardano [ADA] is Steps Away From Total Decentralization
    Coingape - 13 hours ago
    Cardano is just some few steps away from complete decentralization following the successful hard fork and the subsequent implementation of Ouroboros BFT. This update links
  • Why Today’s Crypto Exchange Leaders Are Powerful, but Not Inevitable
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    As crypto asks why prices shot down, the power and influence of exchanges are at the center of the conversation.
  • Huge Win For Libra As Shopify Joins Association
    Coingape - 13 hours ago
    Today, Libra has scored a big win. The Facebook project has proven that it is down but not out. Shopify has announced that it is
  • Wikipedia Co-Founder Says Crypto Integration Would Be ‘Completely Insane’
    CoinDesk - 14 hours ago
    Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said Friday he has not seen a crypto use case convincing enough to integrate one into the platform.
  • Vitalik Buterin Reveals Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap to Cointelegraph
    Cointelegraph.com News - 14 hours ago
    Vitalik Buterin discloses the roadmap for ETH 2.0 to Cointelegraph, raises concerns for PoS systems and questions around the urgency for launch. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed plans for Ethereum 2.0 during an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph on Feb.19 at the Stanford Blockchain Conference. Buterin explained that the major development for ETH 2.0 over the course of this year is the launch of Phase 0. He said:“Phase 0 is the first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 launch. This will release…
  • Shopify Joins Libra Association Despite Membership Exodus
    Crypto Briefing - 14 hours ago
    Shopify joined the Libra Association as others like Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal leave in mass. The world’s largest eCommerce platform was motivated by the need for better payment networks. Facebook’s...The post Shopify Joins Libra Association Despite Membership Exodus appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Price Analysis Feb 21: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK
    Cointelegraph.com News - 14 hours ago
    The current price action suggests that Bitcoin and Ether are likely to consolidate for the next few days before starting a directional move. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao believes that the upcoming Bitcoin halving has not been priced in to the digital asset’s current price action. The reduction in miner rewards will increase the cost of mining each Bitcoin, meaning, miners are unlikely to sell below their cost of production. Bitcoin’s supply will decrease with the halving but its demand has also…
  • How Could a Potential Ripple IPO Affect XRP’s Price This Year?
    Crypto Currency News - 14 hours ago
    Over the past year or so, XRP is probably one of the few major cryptocurrencies that have not enjoyed any meaningful gains, and much of the blame has been laid at the door of the fintech firm Ripple. The San Francisco-based company owns the highest number of XRP tokens. Uncertainty in the Crypto Market Currently, the uncertainty in the crypto market has beaten down the XRP price further. However, it is the possibility of an initial public offering from Ripple…
  • FTX Joins Top 5 Crypto Exchanges by Volume
    Crypto Briefing - 15 hours ago
    Cryptocurrency exchange FTX has become the fifth largest exchange by volume on the back of presidential betting tokens and leverage coins. Assets like TRUMP and XRPBEAR contracts have entered the...The post FTX Joins Top 5 Crypto Exchanges by Volume appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Fidelity International Invests in Hong Kong Crypto Company BC Group
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. asset management giant, made a direct investment into Hong Kong-based digital asset platform operator BC Group. Fidelity International has acquired a stake in BC Group, the operator of OSL, one of Asia’s largest digital asset platforms for institutions. The company purchased 17 million shares for a 5.6% ownership position.The purchase was revealed by a Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) disclosure filed on Feb. 17. The actual transaction occurred on Feb. 12. Fidelity International…
  • Ravencoin Community Clash Over Mining Algorithm Continues
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    Despite hard forking five months ago to resist ASICs, the Ravencoin community has found consensus surrounding its next algorithm. The Ravencoin community continues to argue over what mining algorithm the project should adopt in the future to best deter ASICs, despite Ravencoin conducting a hard fork intended to bolster ASIC-resistance just five months ago.Tron Black, Ravencoin’s lead developer, posted an update on Feb. 18 stating that “work is ongoing to test various alternative algos for mining Ravencoin.” He added that…
  • Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners
    Bitcoin News - 16 hours ago
    During the first week of February, a few of the top mining rig manufacturers from China revealed they were forced to postpone device shipments due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Regional reports from the country now disclose that shipments will be delayed even longer and Chinese mining rig companies and second-market suppliers are feeling significant […] The post Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • The Internet Is a Right, Not a Luxury: 30% of Americans Still Don’t Have It
    CoinDesk - 16 hours ago
    Ex-FCC senior staffer Gigi Sohn thinks broadband connection is a right, not a privilege. But that doesn’t mean she’s on board with all technological advancements.
  • Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 21, 2020
    CoinDesk - 16 hours ago
    With the price of bitcoin bouncing in a range below $10,000, Markets Daily is back with another time saving crypto news roundup.
  • Canadian E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook’s stablecoin project, Libra. E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook’s stablecoin project Libra.Shopify, a major Canada-based digital commerce platform hosting more than one million merchants, will be collaborating on the establishment of a global payment network within the Libra Association, the firm officially announced on Feb. 21.The Libra Foundation has confirmed the news in a Facebook post,…
  • Irish Drug Dealer Tells Police That Keys to $56M in Confiscated BTC Are Lost
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    Accused Irish drug trafficker Clifton Collins has ostensibly lost the keys for his $56 million worth BTC accounts earlier confiscated by the police. Dubliner Clifton Collins, who was recently imprisoned for drug trafficking, claims that robbers took the keys to the $56 million in Bitcoin (BTC) Irish High Court had ruled should be confiscated.After obtaining more than 6,000 BTC by 2017, Collins decided to insure himself against hackers by distributing the cryptocurrency across 12 newly created accounts. Thus, he transferred…
  • “Blockchain Industry Should Thank Facebook,” Digital Asset CEO Says.
    Coingape - 16 hours ago
    In an interview with Bloomberg, Yuval Rooz, CEO of Digital Asset, a blockchain project backed by Samsung and Salesforce, stated the blockchain community should thank
  • Binance CEO Responds To Claim That Exchange Is Not Authorized In Malta
    Coingape - 17 hours ago
    It has been revealed that Binance is not authorized to operate in Malta. This was confirmed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). According to
  • CFTC Joins the Telegram Vs. SEC Case, Shedding Light on Likely Verdict
    Cointelegraph.com News - 17 hours ago
    With the final verdict on TON expected before April 30, most crypto analysts believe that the court’s decision will favor the U.S. SEC. The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission has recently weighed in on the Security and Exchange Commission’s ongoing legal battle with Telegram by filing a letter that contained its views on the case. According to the submitted document, the CFTC’s Office of General Counsel believes that all digital currencies are commodities, thus implying that Telegram’s Gram token…
  • FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Restore Net Neutrality and Expand Internet to All
    CoinDesk - 17 hours ago
    Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the five FCC commissioners, is fighting for the restoration of net neutrality and the expansion of broadband access for all those who want it.
  • Binance Not Licensed in Malta, Says Nation’s Financial Watchdog
    Crypto Briefing - 17 hours ago
    Binance is not licensed or regulated to operate in Malta, according to the nation’s financial regulatory agency. Binance Is Not Under Malta’s Jurisdiction The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) recently...The post Binance Not Licensed in Malta, Says Nation’s Financial Watchdog appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Found More Centralized Than Expected by Researchers
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    The Lightning Network was found to be more centralized than initially believed, increasingly relying on hubs through a core-periphery model observed by researchers. The Lightning Network’s (LN) configuration is becoming increasingly centralized, with multiple hubs being formed. This is the finding of a yet-to-be-reviewed research paper, released on pre-print site arXiv on Feb. 7.A team of academics from Switzerland, France, Italy and Canada authored the paper. Jian Hong-Lin and Kevin Primicerio conducted the analysis, while others, including Blockstream Inc. researcher…
  • ‘Bullish’ Comments on Reddit a Potential Bitcoin Signal
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Could bullish comments on Reddit serve as a momentum indicator for bitcoin? That’s what a recent graphic by startup ChartStar suggests.
  • E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Shopify is the first major company to join the consortium behind the Libra digital currency since a string of big-name payments brands dropped out.
  • Binance and Others Are Rushing to Provide Stablecoins to Nigerian Crypto Users
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Here’s how crypto exchanges are on-boarding unbanked users in Nigeria.
  • JPEG on the Blockchain: Image Format Creator Believes Tech Can Fight Copyright Theft
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    A blockchain-based system might better flag fakes and prevent copyright violations, technical committee JPEG says.
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Prints Rising Wedge Pattern With Potential To Fall To $6,800: Analyst
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    Bitcoin has been struggling for the last two weeks, although the asset has tried to break out of its bearish trend the asset has been
  • Binance Is Not Authorized to Operate in Malta, Financial Regulator Says
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Binance is not allowed to operate crypto in Malta because it does not hold a license from the Malta Financial Services Authority, the regulator says. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) claims that it has never approved major cryptocurrency exchange Binance to operate in the country.On Feb. 21, the MFSA issued a public statement, stating that Binance “is not authorized by the MFSA to operate in the crypto currency sphere.” The agency outlined that recent media reports referred to Binance…
  • UPDATE: Irish Police Can’t Access $60 Million In Bitcoin Confiscated From Drug Dealer
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    An Irish drug dealer who was arrested with money laundering charges earlier in the week believed to hold over 6000 in Bitcoins (BTC), says he
  • Belgian Regulator Adds New Crypto-Related Businesses to Its Blacklist
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority has updated its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraudulent activity. Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has updated its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraudulent activity.The FSMA made the update following a number of complaints from Belgium-based users who dealt with fraudulent offers of investment in digital currencies, according to a Feb. 21 announcement. After the latest revision, the FSMA’s list now includes a total of 141 websites offering cryptocurrency-related services.Raising…
  • The Domain Startups Building an Uncensorable Internet on Top of Ethereum
    CoinDesk - 19 hours ago
    Last weekend at ETHDenver, decentralized internet alternatives were on display from projects leveraging blockchain’s censorship-resistant nature.
  • Xpring Calls on Norse Gods to Help Connect XRP and Ethereum
    Crypto Briefing - 20 hours ago
    Xpring, an initiative by Ripple that enables developers to integrate payments into their applications, announced that it is building a bridge between XRP and Ethereum.  Xpring’s Bridge Between XRP and...The post Xpring Calls on Norse Gods to Help Connect XRP and Ethereum appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Impressively and Bullishly Inclines Towards $9,800
    CryptoNewsZ - 20 hours ago
    Bitcoin, at the time of writing, was trading above $9,700 and observing a price accumulation after hitting the weekly lowest at $9,200. However, if the coin witnesses even gradual lows within the accumulation, the price of interest would be $9,300 and $9,000 within $9k to $10k. You should be aware of potential price-levels if the … The post Bitcoin (BTC) Impressively and Bullishly Inclines Towards $9,800 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Riot’s Stock Dips 5% as It Focuses on Bitcoin Mining Ahead of Halving
    Cointelegraph.com News - 20 hours ago
    Riot Blockchain has opted to sell its new crypto exchange RiotX to focus on Bitcoin mining before halvening. Riot Blockchain, a Nasdaq-listed crypto firm in the United States, plans to sell its exchange to focus on Bitcoin (BTC) mining ahead of the halving.According to an official announcement on Feb. 20, Riot has “opted to sunset further development of Riot’s U.S.-based digital currency exchange” in order to focus on cryptocurrency mining as part of its updated strategic priorities for 2020.Following the…
  • Cardano OBFT Era Has Begun Charles Hoskinson about Privacy in Cryptographic Structures In Private Assets
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 20 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. The Cardano (ADA) hard fork is successfully launched, and Charles Hoskinson is celebrating the successful launch of the OBFT hard… The post Cardano OBFT Era Has Begun Charles Hoskinson about Privacy in Cryptographic Structures In Private Assets appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Binance Is Not Under Our Jurisdiction, Says Malta Regulator
    CoinDesk - 20 hours ago
    The Malta Financial Services Authority has denied reports Binance has ever fallen under local jurisdiction.
  • Cardano Deploys BFT Protocol, Prepares for Proof-of-Stake
    Crypto Briefing - 20 hours ago
    Cardano’s Ouroboros Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) protocol has been successfully deployed. This brings the Cardano blockchain closer to entering its “Shelley era” which will bring about proof-of-stake (PoS), according to...The post Cardano Deploys BFT Protocol, Prepares for Proof-of-Stake appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Fidelity International Invests $14M in Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Operator
    CoinDesk - 21 hours ago
    Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. financial services giant Fidelity Investments, has invested $14 million in Hong Kong-based BC Group, which operates crypto exchange OSL.
  • Algorand [ALGO] is up 32% Versus Bitcoin (BTC) Because of This
    Coingape - 21 hours ago
    Algorand (ALGO) is outperforming leading stalwarts like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) posting double-digit gains against the two. By adding roughly 20% versus the two
  • Cyprus SEC Embraces Blockchain Despite Unregulated Status of Crypto
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    Despite the unregulated status of crypto in Cyprus, the nation’s securities regulator is promoting and adopting blockchain. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) recently published a report discussing the ongoing activities of its Innovation Hub — a cooperative entity that was launched in October 2018 as a platform for engagement between CySEC and entities operating in the fintech and regtech sectors. Nineteen different companies directly engage with the platform, nine of which comprised projects utilizing blockchain. Among these companies were…
  • Bitcoin Price Pattern Hints Lift-off to $10,000 Over The Weekend
    Coingape - 21 hours ago
    Bitcoin price prints a classic ABC pattern likely to see the price back to $10,000 but only if the resistance at $9,800 is broken. The
  • OSCE Sponsors Cryptocurrency Course for Central Asia Law Enforcement
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    The OSCE held a five-day course for Central Asian law enforcement representatives that taught them how to prevent drug-related crime facilitated by the darkweb. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) conducted a training course on combating darkweb-facilitated crime. Law enforcement representatives from Central Asian countries were taught how the darkweb and cryptocurrencies function, in order to better combat drug-related crime.The training was held in the span of five days that ended on Feb. 21, an official announcement…
  • Expert Says New Blockchain Regulation Should ‘Nudge’ Rather Than Push
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    Regulators should aim to influence public behavior rather than rule with an iron fist when it comes to emerging industries such as blockchain, a new paper argues. Regulators should aim to influence public behavior rather than rule with an iron fist when it comes to emerging industries such as blockchain.Two Israel-based academics, Hada Jabotinsky and Nassim Cohen argued this point in a new paper and accompanying brief, published to the University of Oxford Law Department blog on Feb. 21.The paper…
  • Bitcoin Chart Indicator Flips Bearish as Price Sees Weak Bounce From $9.4K
    CoinDesk - 22 hours ago
    Bitcoin’s daily money flow index has turned bearish for the first time since early January, supporting the case for further price losses.
  • New Settlement Layer to Offer Asian Crypto Institutions Local Alternative to Silvergate Bank
    CoinDesk - 22 hours ago
    The new settlement layer is intended save Asian institutional traders from taking the “scenic route” via U.S. banking regulations.
  • Bitcoin Price Drop Mirrors Last Golden Cross Which Led to 170% Gains
    Cointelegraph.com News - 23 hours ago
    Previous instances of “golden cross” and “death cross” events show that despite mixed behavior thereafter, the precedent for Bitcoin price volatility is clear. Bitcoin (BTC) may not see a 170% increase after its fifth “golden cross” price event, historical data suggests as markets stay down 8%.Analysis of price movements since 2009 shows Bitcoin has had a total of ten “golden cross” and “death cross” moments in its lifespan. BTC price dip challenges December 2017A “golden cross” is when BTC/USD sees its…
  • Insolvent Exchange FCoin Had Bitcoin Outflow Problems Just Two Months After Launch: Report
    CoinDesk - 23 hours ago
    The FCoin exchange, which revealed its insolvency this week, may have already had issues as early as July 2018.
  • Blockchain in Democracy: Moving Towards Blockchain-Powered Voting Systems
    CryptoNewsZ - 23 hours ago
    The Utter Failure of Iowa Caucus In stark contrast to the successful model of Estonia, the utterly botched voting system employed in the Iowa Democratic caucus has cast doubts over the efficacy of blockchain-based voting applications. A start-up developed the application used in Iowa, Shadow Inc., founded by Gerard Niemira and Krista Davis, former ranking … The post Blockchain in Democracy: Moving Towards Blockchain-Powered Voting Systems appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Illegal Crypto-Bookmakers Pose Risk to Integrity of Hong Kong Horse Racing
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Unregistered cryptocurrency bookmakers are opening the door to race-fixing in the world of Asian horse racing. The rise in unregulated cryptocurrency betting markets poses a threat to the integrity of horse racing in Asia. So warned Hong Kong Jockey Club’s executive director of racing integrity and betting analysis, Tom Chignell, at the Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town.As reported in the South China Morning Post, Feb. 21, the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency gambling platforms potentially opens the door to race-fixing.Unregulated…
  • Aussie Blockchain Startup Tells Gov’t Its Tax Laws Are Stifling ICOs
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    You need nothing short of “a miracle” to succeed with an initial coin offering in Australia, a local industry leader told the government this week. You need nothing short of “a miracle” to succeed with an initial coin offering (ICO) in Australia, a local industry leader told the government this week.At a Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology hearing on Feb. 20, Dr. Jemma Green said her blockchain firm had succeeded despite, not thanks to, government policy. Dr. Green…
  • Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
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  • Litecoin Bounces From Lower Boundary Of Price Channel – Are We Pushing Higher?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Litecoin saw a small 2% price increase over the past 24 hours to bring the price back above $70. The cryptocurrency managed to find strong
  • Can Ethereum Break The 2020 High On This Next Attempt?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
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  • Cryptocurrency Conversations in Guatemala
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. In today’s article, I want to tell you about an actual “crypto conversations” that I was involved in on my… The post Cryptocurrency Conversations in Guatemala appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Global Regulators Haven’t Properly Addressed Stablecoins
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Central bank governors and finance ministers discussed regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency at the G-20 meeting in Riyadh this week. Facebook’s plans to launch its cryptocurrency Libra this year has more than a few agencies in the European Union and the United States wondering what to do. While government bodies around the world are working to better understand crypto, regulations and laws pertaining to stablecoins aren’t being implemented quickly enough, according to a global finance watchdog.In a letter to finance ministers…
  • Stellar Lumens (XLM) Will work with the United States to make Blockchain Thrive in the United States
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Candace Kelly, SDF’s General Counsel, opined that the current financial system had been designed decades ago.  Further stated that the… The post Stellar Lumens (XLM) Will work with the United States to make Blockchain Thrive in the United States appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Sweden Takes First Bite of the CBDC Apple
    Crypto Briefing - 1 day ago
    Sweden has beaten all other major economies to the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) punch, with testing of the e-krona underway. Riksbank Begins CBDC Pilot Sweden’s central bank, Riksbank, is...The post Sweden Takes First Bite of the CBDC Apple appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 day ago
    Maxonrow will host its first-ever MAXathon from April 18-19, 2020, in Berlin, where participants will have the chance to win from a 15.000€ prize pool and explore how blockchain can be used to create solutions for healthcare, education, and governments using Maxonrow’s SDK. MAXathon will take place at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, a community space … The post Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Juventus Soccer Club Offers Digital Trading Cards Through Sorare
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The blockchain-based Sorare will allow the Italian team to start offering collectible digital cards. The Italian soccer team Juventus has a number of traditional collectibles available for purchase by its fans, but this week it’s taking them into the digital age. The sports club announced on Feb 19. it would be offering digital trading cards of its players through the blockchain-enabled platform Sorare.By using Ethereum technology, Sorare will provide digital cards that soccer fans can collect and trade. The cards…
  • Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 day ago
    Monero, at the time of penning down, was seen accumulating around the trading price of $79.11 with immediate support from 200-day MA at $75 With steady support from 200-day MA, $74 to $75 is marked as a stop loss and while the coin oscillates above $80, $81 to $84 is marked as TP (Take Profit) … The post Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Bitcoin Cash House Ghana Finds Liquidity Provider, Seeks to Partner With Mobile Money Services
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin Cash House Ghana has announced they’ve found a liquidity provider for converting between BCH and Ghanaian cedi, and are now preparing to furnish their building and move in, preparing for official launch on March 1. A new read.cash post from organizer Kousha detailed the status of the project and also initiated a small fundraiser […] The post Bitcoin Cash House Ghana Finds Liquidity Provider, Seeks to Partner With Mobile Money Services appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Is Gold Losing its Luster to Bitcoin and Stock Markets? Peter Schiff Cries Foul
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Peter Schiff, the CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital ups the ante on his criticism of CNBC for dismissing gold, and promoting
  • Bitcoin Price Re-enters $9,700 Bullish Zone: Can BTC/USD Bulls Finish The Quest To $10,000?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin bulls return, pushing the price past $9,700. All technical indicators aligned for the last leg to $10,000 ahead of the weekend. Bitcoin is back
  • The Bitcoin Con Call – Twitter CEO Talks with Internet Pioneers from Africa and Hong-Kong
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Jack Dorsey, the CEO/Founder of Twitter and Founder of Square Crypto is not shy when it comes to Bitcoin. It is evident on his Twitter
  • In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Banco Central do Brasil has started testing a new payment network with the promise to offer Brazilians near instant transactions and many new services. Portrayed as a response to Bitcoin, the Pix system will be mandatory for major financial institutions to ensure wide coverage. The project aims to limit the use of paper money and […] The post In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Visa & CoinBase Partner Up for Debit Cards
    Crypto-News.net - 1 day ago
    If you are a long-term cryptocurrency user, chances are that you are aware of the previous Visa-based digital currency cards that allowed holders to spend their crypto at POS card terminals, or to easily withdraw cash at any ATM. After a few years of activity, Visa decided to cancel all crypto-based cards. Now, recent reports
  • BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    On February 19, a group of well known software developers announced the launch of a new Bitcoin Cash full node with the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) removed from the codebase. The news was announced on the read.cash platform by the developer Freetrader who told the public that strong demand from businesses, miners, mining pools, and […] The post BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Sweden Leaps Ahead Of Major Countries To Begin Testing CBDC
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Countries all over the world are looking into the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. Chia has been leading this movement. Or so we
  • DeFi Insurance Firm Nexus Mutual Makes Its First Payout Following bZx Attacks
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Nexus Mutual members voted to pay out two claims following the bZx flash loan attacks – a first for the DeFi insurance pioneer.
  • Ethereum-Built Soccer Game Pens Deal With Italian Giants Juventus
    Crypto Currency News - 1 day ago
    Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards represent non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on Ethereum’s ERC-721 standard. For each player, Sorare issues 1 “Unique” card, 10 “Super Rare” cards, and 100 “Rare” cards…
  • Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers.
  • Bitcoin Suddenly Crashes 8% as Momentum Fades After the Recent Rally
    Crypto Currency News - 1 day ago
    The crypto space can be highly volatile for traders, and over the years, Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be among the more volatile cryptocurrencies. Over the past few days, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap had managed to make a comeback of sorts, but the volatility returned once again today. Such volatility was last seen back in November 2019. Key Drivers At around 5 in the morning Hong Kong time, the cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 8% within…
  • Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized 6,000 BTC from a Dublin resident who was accused of growing cannabis on property located in the Wicklow Mountain region. The police found around €450,000 of marijuana plants but the €52 million ($56.1M) of BTC was the biggest single-value asset seizure by the CAB since 1996. Also read: US […] The post Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Brave Vs Google: Brave Browser Can Do This to Match Google’s Dominance
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Brave, the blockchain-based browser with grand plans of matching and even surpassing Google’s market share, now takes issue with the behemoth’s monopolistic tendencies. It is
  • Ethereum [ETH] Forms Bearish Pattern As Price Slides 13% In A Day, Push To $230 Possible?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Ethereum (ETH) slides over 7% over the past 24 hours as bears target sub $250 support levels in the near term. A double top formation

  • Bitcoin Cash Faces ‘Slow Death’ After Alleged $30M Hack — Commentator
    Cointelegraph.com News - 11 minutes ago
    A SIM card attack reportedly sees a total of $45 million stolen, while the consequences for Bitcoin Cash will be severe, warns Dovey Wan. Altcoin Bitcoin Cash (BCH) has become the subject of intense speculation after a major investor claimed he lost $30 million in a wallet hack. In a now-deleted Reddit post from Feb. 22, the investor, who appears to be Dreamhost founder Josh Jones, said the attacker also stole 1,500 Bitcoin (BTC) worth $14.4 million. Hacker steals reported $45M The hack…
  • UNICOM Brings to You Financial Evolution – AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis
    CryptoNewsZ - 22 minutes ago
    Financial Evolution: AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis, organized by UNICOM, is a conference that is held globally on Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in Finance wherein distinguished speakers from across the globe share their experiences and insights in this field. UNICOM brings to you  Financial Evolution – AI, Machine Learning, and Sentiment Analysis on March … The post UNICOM Brings to You Financial Evolution – AI, Machine Learning & Sentiment Analysis appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • EOS Developing New Network Resource “DISK”
    Crypto Briefing - 1 hour ago
    EOS may soon offer a solution for on-chain data storage. There’s evidence of a new network resource, called “DISK,” which could give developers a better way to store some types...The post EOS Developing New Network Resource “DISK” appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Use Of Privacy Coins Like Monero By Criminals Is A Good Thing: McAfee
    Coingape - 1 hour ago
    Security expert John McAfee says that adoption for privacy coins is coming. This he believes has been confirmed by their use by criminals. Historically he
  • Ripple (XRP) Brad Garlinghouse on a Mission to Educate Regulators
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 3 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Brad Garlinghouse opined that 2020 started for Ripple XRP with a lot of momentum, and ideally stated that it was… The post Ripple (XRP) Brad Garlinghouse on a Mission to Educate Regulators appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring Announced
    Bitcoin News - 3 hours ago
    Banking giant HSBC has unveiled a major restructuring plan that includes 35,000 job cuts. The move came as the bank’s net profit plunged 53% last year. HSBC is also slashing $100 billion in assets and closing many branches. “This represents one of the deepest restructuring and simplification programs in the bank’s history,” explained interim CEO […] The post Major HSBC Layoffs: 35,000 Job Cuts and Massive Restructuring Announced appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Blockchain Application in Aiding Prospects of Cannabis Industry
    CryptoNewsZ - 3 hours ago
    With more and more states in the US and countries around the world legalizing the cannabis industry, the segment is witnessing a new wave of growth and expansion. The recreation of marijuana is attracting many big players and according to one recent research estimate, the industry is going to acquire a humongous size of $21 … The post Blockchain Application in Aiding Prospects of Cannabis Industry appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • NBA & NFL Believe in Non-Fungible Tokens, But Not Contract Tokenization
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    NBA and NFL embrace new technology such as Non-Fungible Tokens that allows greater fan engagement, but no player contract tokenization any time soon. Cointelegraph was on the ground for NFT NYC, event taking place a couple of hundred feet from Times Square dedicated to non-fungible tokens.While most of the companies at NFT NYC are early-stage startups still looking for their users, two attending organizations have hundreds of millions of fans around the world.Adrienne O’Keeffe, associate vice president of partnerships at…
  • Bitcoins [BTC] and BCash [BCH] Worth $45 Million Stolen from Chinese Investor
    Coingape - 4 hours ago
    A Chinese investor has fallen victim to SIM hacking, enabling the hacker to steal cryptocurrencies worth more than $45 million. According to Dovey Wan, a
  • Ethereum Implementing ProgPoW ASIC-Resistance, Concur Core Developers
    Crypto Briefing - 5 hours ago
    Ethereum core developers are moving forward with ProgPoW, an update for making Ether mining more ASIC resistant. The hardfork is tentatively scheduled for July. Ethereum core developers, once again, came...The post Ethereum Implementing ProgPoW ASIC-Resistance, Concur Core Developers appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Coinbase Flags EOS on ‘Degraded Performance’ Twice in 3 days
    Coingape - 5 hours ago
    The automated blockchain engine on Coinbase seems to facing network issues with EOS. Reportedly (about 00: 00 hours UTC on 22nd February), it has halted
  • BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the West
    Bitcoin News - 6 hours ago
    On February 20, Bitcoin Cash engineers held the second 2020 BCH developers’ meeting and the first since the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) was added to the Bitcoin ABC version 0.21.0 client. Seven developers discussed new features that are coming after the May upgrade, but a majority of the conversation focused on the ongoing IFP discussion. […] The post BCH Funding Debate: Amaury Séchet Responds to IFP Questions, Noting Contention in the West appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Calibra Technical Lead Tells Why Facebook Built New Language for Libra
    Cointelegraph.com News - 6 hours ago
    Digital lead for Calibra explains why Facebook has built a new programming language called Move to power the Libra blockchain. Digital lead for Calibra Ben Maurer gave a presentation on Facebook’s Move programming language at the Stanford Blockchain Conference on Feb. 19. Move was created by Facebook to provide a safe and programmable foundation for the Libra blockchain. Maurer explained that Move will make it easier and more secure to program financial applications that run on Libra. He said:“Move is…
  • No Bitcoin ETF Yet: A Deep Dive Into the Situation in the US
    Cointelegraph.com News - 8 hours ago
    Several entities with pending crypto ETF proposals in the U.S. give their thoughts as to why no such crypto product has yet passed the test with the SEC. Over the past several years, many entities have submitted proposals for regulated Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds, or ETFs in the United States. So far, the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, has not approved any official Bitcoin ETF product for the mainstream public.What is an ETF and what is the holdup when…
  • How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites
    Bitcoin News - 8 hours ago
    As bitcoin grows in popularity and recognition worldwide, resources dedicated to providing in-depth and diverse stats on all things crypto have exploded onto the scene and continue to proliferate rapidly. This post lays out 17 of the best sites, and divides them into basic categories such as checking price, viewing network visualizations, and more. Also […] The post How to Check the Bitcoin Price, Hashrate, Data – The 21 Best Monitoring Sites appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Chainalysis to Monitor AML Compliance for Crypto Exchange CoinField
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis partners with CoinField exchange to add enhanced AML technology. Amid a tightening regulatory scene in crypto, blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has joined up with digital asset exchange CoinField.CoinField plans to use Chainalysis technology to help with its Anti-Money Laundering, or AML, practices, Chainalysis announced on Feb. 20.Crypto leaves the Wild West behindMedia outlets have drawn correlations between the relatively new crypto industry and the Wild West — a niche industry running rogue far from the regulatory…
  • OpenSea: From Formula 1 Cars to Crypto Forgeries
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    OpenSea marketplace: from selling Formula 1 cars to combating crypto forgeries. Cointelegraph was on the ground at Non-Fungible Token New York City Event to observe the latest and greatest in NFT. Of the many projects and companies in attendance, we caught up with OpenSea co-founder Alex Atallah to learn what his company is all about.OpenSea is a “marketplace for digital goods, including collectibles, gaming items, digital art, and other digital assets that are backed by a blockchain like Ethereum,” Atallah…
  • New Monaco-Based Startup Bitsa Adds XMR Support to Its Prepaid Card
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa lets users spend privacy-focused altcoin Monero on its prepaid cards. Italy’s new crypto-powered debit card supplier Bitsa has just expanded its prepaid card with major privacy-focused altcoin Monero (XMR).By enabling Monero support on its Bitsa Card, the company unclocks “all types” of XMR-based card transactions in physical stores and online, including card-to-card transfers and Monero conversion to euro (EUR), Bitsa announced on Feb. 21.Launched in Q3 2019, Bitsa Card supports a total of…
  • Sweden’s Central Bank Finally Embraces DLT, but Only in Simulation Mode
    CoinDesk - 12 hours ago
    Riksbank’s e-krona pilot will run on distributed ledger tech, but the entire project will be operated as only a simulation through at least 2021.
  • After Overnight Flash Crash, Here Are 5 Reasons Why Bitcoin Will Rally Again
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Analysts and industry executives lay out five major reasons to support bullish continuation for the Bitcoin rally. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price hit $9,260 on Feb. 20 and dropped to $9,350 on BitMEX the very next day. Analysts say these two pullbacks were liquidity fills and that the dominant cryptocurrency is likely to sustain its bullish market structure.Technical analysts and industry executives have laid out the exponential moving average golden cross, strong weekly support at $9,500, halving, liquidity fills and rising on-chain…
  • Tezos Price (XTZ) Losing Steam After Dropping to Ascending Trendline?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Tezos price is still in an uptrend but looks ready to pull back and consolidate after an amazing 199.52% rally. Over the past week, Bitcoin (BTC)and altcoins have taken a serious hit and currently, Bitcoin is still down 7.09% since topping out at $10,485 on Feb. 13. Many altcoins that bore the brunt of the sharp correction are still nursing their wounds and the double-dip correction of the past week appears to have investors cautious about piling back into cryptocurrencies. Crypto…
  • Alleged Crypto Capital Operator Faces New Wire Fraud Charge
    CoinDesk - 12 hours ago
    Reginald Fowler, an alleged operator of Crypto Capital, was indicted on wire fraud Friday, adding to four previous charges he already faced.
  • Brave Browser Wants the UK to Use GDPR to Crack Down on Google
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Brave Browser wants the UK to Crack Down on Google Using GDPR or will take it to court. The team behind Brave Browser thinks that Google has an unfair competitive advantage due to its massive trove of user data. In a submission filed with the United Kingdom’s consumer protection agency, Brave argued that the country’s failure to enforce European data protection laws gives Google an unfair advantage.Brave’s stanceIn an interview with Cointelegraph, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave’s chief policy and industry…
  • First Ukrainian Bitcoin Exchange Launches Hryvnia-Pegged Stablecoin UAX
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has launched a hryvnia-pegged stablecoin, UAX for open beta testing. In an apparent first, Ukrainian cryptocurrency exchange Kuna has released a stablecoin pegged to local fiat currency, the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH).Dubbed UAX token, the new stablecoin is pegged to the hryvnia on a 1:1 ratio and is based on the Ethereum blockchain, according to an official announcement by Kuna exchange on Feb. 20.According to Kuna, UAX is now being tested by select Kuna users in an…
  • How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM
    Bitcoin News - 13 hours ago
    Cryptocurrency markets have experienced a few intensive weeks since the start of the year that took prices to 2020 highs in mid-February. The overall bullish sentiment is attracting more interest towards the crypto space. There are many ways to get started with Bitcoin but one the most accessible options is to find an ATM supporting […] The post How to Find Your Nearest Bitcoin ATM appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Amid a Successful Upgrade, Cardano [ADA] is Steps Away From Total Decentralization
    Coingape - 13 hours ago
    Cardano is just some few steps away from complete decentralization following the successful hard fork and the subsequent implementation of Ouroboros BFT. This update links
  • Why Today’s Crypto Exchange Leaders Are Powerful, but Not Inevitable
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    As crypto asks why prices shot down, the power and influence of exchanges are at the center of the conversation.
  • Huge Win For Libra As Shopify Joins Association
    Coingape - 13 hours ago
    Today, Libra has scored a big win. The Facebook project has proven that it is down but not out. Shopify has announced that it is
  • Wikipedia Co-Founder Says Crypto Integration Would Be ‘Completely Insane’
    CoinDesk - 14 hours ago
    Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said Friday he has not seen a crypto use case convincing enough to integrate one into the platform.
  • Vitalik Buterin Reveals Ethereum 2.0 Roadmap to Cointelegraph
    Cointelegraph.com News - 14 hours ago
    Vitalik Buterin discloses the roadmap for ETH 2.0 to Cointelegraph, raises concerns for PoS systems and questions around the urgency for launch. Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin discussed plans for Ethereum 2.0 during an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph on Feb.19 at the Stanford Blockchain Conference. Buterin explained that the major development for ETH 2.0 over the course of this year is the launch of Phase 0. He said:“Phase 0 is the first phase of the Ethereum 2.0 launch. This will release…
  • Shopify Joins Libra Association Despite Membership Exodus
    Crypto Briefing - 14 hours ago
    Shopify joined the Libra Association as others like Visa, Mastercard, and PayPal leave in mass. The world’s largest eCommerce platform was motivated by the need for better payment networks. Facebook’s...The post Shopify Joins Libra Association Despite Membership Exodus appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Price Analysis Feb 21: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK
    Cointelegraph.com News - 14 hours ago
    The current price action suggests that Bitcoin and Ether are likely to consolidate for the next few days before starting a directional move. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao believes that the upcoming Bitcoin halving has not been priced in to the digital asset’s current price action. The reduction in miner rewards will increase the cost of mining each Bitcoin, meaning, miners are unlikely to sell below their cost of production. Bitcoin’s supply will decrease with the halving but its demand has also…
  • How Could a Potential Ripple IPO Affect XRP’s Price This Year?
    Crypto Currency News - 14 hours ago
    Over the past year or so, XRP is probably one of the few major cryptocurrencies that have not enjoyed any meaningful gains, and much of the blame has been laid at the door of the fintech firm Ripple. The San Francisco-based company owns the highest number of XRP tokens. Uncertainty in the Crypto Market Currently, the uncertainty in the crypto market has beaten down the XRP price further. However, it is the possibility of an initial public offering from Ripple…
  • FTX Joins Top 5 Crypto Exchanges by Volume
    Crypto Briefing - 15 hours ago
    Cryptocurrency exchange FTX has become the fifth largest exchange by volume on the back of presidential betting tokens and leverage coins. Assets like TRUMP and XRPBEAR contracts have entered the...The post FTX Joins Top 5 Crypto Exchanges by Volume appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Fidelity International Invests in Hong Kong Crypto Company BC Group
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. asset management giant, made a direct investment into Hong Kong-based digital asset platform operator BC Group. Fidelity International has acquired a stake in BC Group, the operator of OSL, one of Asia’s largest digital asset platforms for institutions. The company purchased 17 million shares for a 5.6% ownership position.The purchase was revealed by a Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) disclosure filed on Feb. 17. The actual transaction occurred on Feb. 12. Fidelity International…
  • Ravencoin Community Clash Over Mining Algorithm Continues
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    Despite hard forking five months ago to resist ASICs, the Ravencoin community has found consensus surrounding its next algorithm. The Ravencoin community continues to argue over what mining algorithm the project should adopt in the future to best deter ASICs, despite Ravencoin conducting a hard fork intended to bolster ASIC-resistance just five months ago.Tron Black, Ravencoin’s lead developer, posted an update on Feb. 18 stating that “work is ongoing to test various alternative algos for mining Ravencoin.” He added that…
  • Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners
    Bitcoin News - 16 hours ago
    During the first week of February, a few of the top mining rig manufacturers from China revealed they were forced to postpone device shipments due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Regional reports from the country now disclose that shipments will be delayed even longer and Chinese mining rig companies and second-market suppliers are feeling significant […] The post Coronavirus Quarantine Controls and Shipping Delays Impact Bitcoin Miners appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • The Internet Is a Right, Not a Luxury: 30% of Americans Still Don’t Have It
    CoinDesk - 16 hours ago
    Ex-FCC senior staffer Gigi Sohn thinks broadband connection is a right, not a privilege. But that doesn’t mean she’s on board with all technological advancements.
  • Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 21, 2020
    CoinDesk - 16 hours ago
    With the price of bitcoin bouncing in a range below $10,000, Markets Daily is back with another time saving crypto news roundup.
  • Canadian E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook’s stablecoin project, Libra. E-commerce giant Shopify has joined the Libra Association, a network of founding members supporting Facebook’s stablecoin project Libra.Shopify, a major Canada-based digital commerce platform hosting more than one million merchants, will be collaborating on the establishment of a global payment network within the Libra Association, the firm officially announced on Feb. 21.The Libra Foundation has confirmed the news in a Facebook post,…
  • Irish Drug Dealer Tells Police That Keys to $56M in Confiscated BTC Are Lost
    Cointelegraph.com News - 16 hours ago
    Accused Irish drug trafficker Clifton Collins has ostensibly lost the keys for his $56 million worth BTC accounts earlier confiscated by the police. Dubliner Clifton Collins, who was recently imprisoned for drug trafficking, claims that robbers took the keys to the $56 million in Bitcoin (BTC) Irish High Court had ruled should be confiscated.After obtaining more than 6,000 BTC by 2017, Collins decided to insure himself against hackers by distributing the cryptocurrency across 12 newly created accounts. Thus, he transferred…
  • “Blockchain Industry Should Thank Facebook,” Digital Asset CEO Says.
    Coingape - 16 hours ago
    In an interview with Bloomberg, Yuval Rooz, CEO of Digital Asset, a blockchain project backed by Samsung and Salesforce, stated the blockchain community should thank
  • Binance CEO Responds To Claim That Exchange Is Not Authorized In Malta
    Coingape - 17 hours ago
    It has been revealed that Binance is not authorized to operate in Malta. This was confirmed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). According to
  • CFTC Joins the Telegram Vs. SEC Case, Shedding Light on Likely Verdict
    Cointelegraph.com News - 17 hours ago
    With the final verdict on TON expected before April 30, most crypto analysts believe that the court’s decision will favor the U.S. SEC. The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission has recently weighed in on the Security and Exchange Commission’s ongoing legal battle with Telegram by filing a letter that contained its views on the case. According to the submitted document, the CFTC’s Office of General Counsel believes that all digital currencies are commodities, thus implying that Telegram’s Gram token…
  • FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Restore Net Neutrality and Expand Internet to All
    CoinDesk - 17 hours ago
    Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the five FCC commissioners, is fighting for the restoration of net neutrality and the expansion of broadband access for all those who want it.
  • Binance Not Licensed in Malta, Says Nation’s Financial Watchdog
    Crypto Briefing - 17 hours ago
    Binance is not licensed or regulated to operate in Malta, according to the nation’s financial regulatory agency. Binance Is Not Under Malta’s Jurisdiction The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) recently...The post Binance Not Licensed in Malta, Says Nation’s Financial Watchdog appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Found More Centralized Than Expected by Researchers
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    The Lightning Network was found to be more centralized than initially believed, increasingly relying on hubs through a core-periphery model observed by researchers. The Lightning Network’s (LN) configuration is becoming increasingly centralized, with multiple hubs being formed. This is the finding of a yet-to-be-reviewed research paper, released on pre-print site arXiv on Feb. 7.A team of academics from Switzerland, France, Italy and Canada authored the paper. Jian Hong-Lin and Kevin Primicerio conducted the analysis, while others, including Blockstream Inc. researcher…
  • ‘Bullish’ Comments on Reddit a Potential Bitcoin Signal
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Could bullish comments on Reddit serve as a momentum indicator for bitcoin? That’s what a recent graphic by startup ChartStar suggests.
  • E-Commerce Giant Shopify Joins Libra Association
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Shopify is the first major company to join the consortium behind the Libra digital currency since a string of big-name payments brands dropped out.
  • Binance and Others Are Rushing to Provide Stablecoins to Nigerian Crypto Users
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Here’s how crypto exchanges are on-boarding unbanked users in Nigeria.
  • JPEG on the Blockchain: Image Format Creator Believes Tech Can Fight Copyright Theft
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    A blockchain-based system might better flag fakes and prevent copyright violations, technical committee JPEG says.
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Prints Rising Wedge Pattern With Potential To Fall To $6,800: Analyst
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    Bitcoin has been struggling for the last two weeks, although the asset has tried to break out of its bearish trend the asset has been
  • Binance Is Not Authorized to Operate in Malta, Financial Regulator Says
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Binance is not allowed to operate crypto in Malta because it does not hold a license from the Malta Financial Services Authority, the regulator says. The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) claims that it has never approved major cryptocurrency exchange Binance to operate in the country.On Feb. 21, the MFSA issued a public statement, stating that Binance “is not authorized by the MFSA to operate in the crypto currency sphere.” The agency outlined that recent media reports referred to Binance…
  • UPDATE: Irish Police Can’t Access $60 Million In Bitcoin Confiscated From Drug Dealer
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    An Irish drug dealer who was arrested with money laundering charges earlier in the week believed to hold over 6000 in Bitcoins (BTC), says he
  • Belgian Regulator Adds New Crypto-Related Businesses to Its Blacklist
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority has updated its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraudulent activity. Belgium’s Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) has updated its blacklist of cryptocurrency-related websites associated with fraudulent activity.The FSMA made the update following a number of complaints from Belgium-based users who dealt with fraudulent offers of investment in digital currencies, according to a Feb. 21 announcement. After the latest revision, the FSMA’s list now includes a total of 141 websites offering cryptocurrency-related services.Raising…
  • The Domain Startups Building an Uncensorable Internet on Top of Ethereum
    CoinDesk - 19 hours ago
    Last weekend at ETHDenver, decentralized internet alternatives were on display from projects leveraging blockchain’s censorship-resistant nature.
  • Xpring Calls on Norse Gods to Help Connect XRP and Ethereum
    Crypto Briefing - 20 hours ago
    Xpring, an initiative by Ripple that enables developers to integrate payments into their applications, announced that it is building a bridge between XRP and Ethereum.  Xpring’s Bridge Between XRP and...The post Xpring Calls on Norse Gods to Help Connect XRP and Ethereum appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Impressively and Bullishly Inclines Towards $9,800
    CryptoNewsZ - 20 hours ago
    Bitcoin, at the time of writing, was trading above $9,700 and observing a price accumulation after hitting the weekly lowest at $9,200. However, if the coin witnesses even gradual lows within the accumulation, the price of interest would be $9,300 and $9,000 within $9k to $10k. You should be aware of potential price-levels if the … The post Bitcoin (BTC) Impressively and Bullishly Inclines Towards $9,800 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Riot’s Stock Dips 5% as It Focuses on Bitcoin Mining Ahead of Halving
    Cointelegraph.com News - 20 hours ago
    Riot Blockchain has opted to sell its new crypto exchange RiotX to focus on Bitcoin mining before halvening. Riot Blockchain, a Nasdaq-listed crypto firm in the United States, plans to sell its exchange to focus on Bitcoin (BTC) mining ahead of the halving.According to an official announcement on Feb. 20, Riot has “opted to sunset further development of Riot’s U.S.-based digital currency exchange” in order to focus on cryptocurrency mining as part of its updated strategic priorities for 2020.Following the…
  • Cardano OBFT Era Has Begun Charles Hoskinson about Privacy in Cryptographic Structures In Private Assets
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 20 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. The Cardano (ADA) hard fork is successfully launched, and Charles Hoskinson is celebrating the successful launch of the OBFT hard… The post Cardano OBFT Era Has Begun Charles Hoskinson about Privacy in Cryptographic Structures In Private Assets appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Binance Is Not Under Our Jurisdiction, Says Malta Regulator
    CoinDesk - 20 hours ago
    The Malta Financial Services Authority has denied reports Binance has ever fallen under local jurisdiction.
  • Cardano Deploys BFT Protocol, Prepares for Proof-of-Stake
    Crypto Briefing - 20 hours ago
    Cardano’s Ouroboros Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) protocol has been successfully deployed. This brings the Cardano blockchain closer to entering its “Shelley era” which will bring about proof-of-stake (PoS), according to...The post Cardano Deploys BFT Protocol, Prepares for Proof-of-Stake appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Fidelity International Invests $14M in Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Operator
    CoinDesk - 21 hours ago
    Fidelity International, a spin-off of the U.S. financial services giant Fidelity Investments, has invested $14 million in Hong Kong-based BC Group, which operates crypto exchange OSL.
  • Algorand [ALGO] is up 32% Versus Bitcoin (BTC) Because of This
    Coingape - 21 hours ago
    Algorand (ALGO) is outperforming leading stalwarts like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) posting double-digit gains against the two. By adding roughly 20% versus the two
  • Cyprus SEC Embraces Blockchain Despite Unregulated Status of Crypto
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    Despite the unregulated status of crypto in Cyprus, the nation’s securities regulator is promoting and adopting blockchain. The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) recently published a report discussing the ongoing activities of its Innovation Hub — a cooperative entity that was launched in October 2018 as a platform for engagement between CySEC and entities operating in the fintech and regtech sectors. Nineteen different companies directly engage with the platform, nine of which comprised projects utilizing blockchain. Among these companies were…
  • Bitcoin Price Pattern Hints Lift-off to $10,000 Over The Weekend
    Coingape - 21 hours ago
    Bitcoin price prints a classic ABC pattern likely to see the price back to $10,000 but only if the resistance at $9,800 is broken. The
  • OSCE Sponsors Cryptocurrency Course for Central Asia Law Enforcement
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    The OSCE held a five-day course for Central Asian law enforcement representatives that taught them how to prevent drug-related crime facilitated by the darkweb. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) conducted a training course on combating darkweb-facilitated crime. Law enforcement representatives from Central Asian countries were taught how the darkweb and cryptocurrencies function, in order to better combat drug-related crime.The training was held in the span of five days that ended on Feb. 21, an official announcement…
  • Expert Says New Blockchain Regulation Should ‘Nudge’ Rather Than Push
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    Regulators should aim to influence public behavior rather than rule with an iron fist when it comes to emerging industries such as blockchain, a new paper argues. Regulators should aim to influence public behavior rather than rule with an iron fist when it comes to emerging industries such as blockchain.Two Israel-based academics, Hada Jabotinsky and Nassim Cohen argued this point in a new paper and accompanying brief, published to the University of Oxford Law Department blog on Feb. 21.The paper…
  • Bitcoin Chart Indicator Flips Bearish as Price Sees Weak Bounce From $9.4K
    CoinDesk - 22 hours ago
    Bitcoin’s daily money flow index has turned bearish for the first time since early January, supporting the case for further price losses.
  • New Settlement Layer to Offer Asian Crypto Institutions Local Alternative to Silvergate Bank
    CoinDesk - 22 hours ago
    The new settlement layer is intended save Asian institutional traders from taking the “scenic route” via U.S. banking regulations.
  • Bitcoin Price Drop Mirrors Last Golden Cross Which Led to 170% Gains
    Cointelegraph.com News - 23 hours ago
    Previous instances of “golden cross” and “death cross” events show that despite mixed behavior thereafter, the precedent for Bitcoin price volatility is clear. Bitcoin (BTC) may not see a 170% increase after its fifth “golden cross” price event, historical data suggests as markets stay down 8%.Analysis of price movements since 2009 shows Bitcoin has had a total of ten “golden cross” and “death cross” moments in its lifespan. BTC price dip challenges December 2017A “golden cross” is when BTC/USD sees its…
  • Insolvent Exchange FCoin Had Bitcoin Outflow Problems Just Two Months After Launch: Report
    CoinDesk - 23 hours ago
    The FCoin exchange, which revealed its insolvency this week, may have already had issues as early as July 2018.
  • Blockchain in Democracy: Moving Towards Blockchain-Powered Voting Systems
    CryptoNewsZ - 23 hours ago
    The Utter Failure of Iowa Caucus In stark contrast to the successful model of Estonia, the utterly botched voting system employed in the Iowa Democratic caucus has cast doubts over the efficacy of blockchain-based voting applications. A start-up developed the application used in Iowa, Shadow Inc., founded by Gerard Niemira and Krista Davis, former ranking … The post Blockchain in Democracy: Moving Towards Blockchain-Powered Voting Systems appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Illegal Crypto-Bookmakers Pose Risk to Integrity of Hong Kong Horse Racing
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Unregistered cryptocurrency bookmakers are opening the door to race-fixing in the world of Asian horse racing. The rise in unregulated cryptocurrency betting markets poses a threat to the integrity of horse racing in Asia. So warned Hong Kong Jockey Club’s executive director of racing integrity and betting analysis, Tom Chignell, at the Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town.As reported in the South China Morning Post, Feb. 21, the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency gambling platforms potentially opens the door to race-fixing.Unregulated…
  • Aussie Blockchain Startup Tells Gov’t Its Tax Laws Are Stifling ICOs
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    You need nothing short of “a miracle” to succeed with an initial coin offering in Australia, a local industry leader told the government this week. You need nothing short of “a miracle” to succeed with an initial coin offering (ICO) in Australia, a local industry leader told the government this week.At a Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology hearing on Feb. 20, Dr. Jemma Green said her blockchain firm had succeeded despite, not thanks to, government policy. Dr. Green…
  • Riot Blockchain Plans Sale of Crypto Exchange as It Invests More Millions in Bitcoin Mining
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    The Nasdaq-listed company is installing thousands of new Antminer devices from Bitmain at its Oklahoma facility.
  • Litecoin Bounces From Lower Boundary Of Price Channel – Are We Pushing Higher?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Litecoin saw a small 2% price increase over the past 24 hours to bring the price back above $70. The cryptocurrency managed to find strong
  • Can Ethereum Break The 2020 High On This Next Attempt?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Ethereum witnessed a small 2.5% price drop over the past week as the cryptocurrency trades at $260. Despite the recent price fall, ETH is still
  • Cryptocurrency Conversations in Guatemala
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. In today’s article, I want to tell you about an actual “crypto conversations” that I was involved in on my… The post Cryptocurrency Conversations in Guatemala appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Global Regulators Haven’t Properly Addressed Stablecoins
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Central bank governors and finance ministers discussed regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency at the G-20 meeting in Riyadh this week. Facebook’s plans to launch its cryptocurrency Libra this year has more than a few agencies in the European Union and the United States wondering what to do. While government bodies around the world are working to better understand crypto, regulations and laws pertaining to stablecoins aren’t being implemented quickly enough, according to a global finance watchdog.In a letter to finance ministers…
  • Stellar Lumens (XLM) Will work with the United States to make Blockchain Thrive in the United States
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Candace Kelly, SDF’s General Counsel, opined that the current financial system had been designed decades ago.  Further stated that the… The post Stellar Lumens (XLM) Will work with the United States to make Blockchain Thrive in the United States appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Sweden Takes First Bite of the CBDC Apple
    Crypto Briefing - 1 day ago
    Sweden has beaten all other major economies to the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) punch, with testing of the e-krona underway. Riksbank Begins CBDC Pilot Sweden’s central bank, Riksbank, is...The post Sweden Takes First Bite of the CBDC Apple appeared first on Crypto Briefing.
  • Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 day ago
    Maxonrow will host its first-ever MAXathon from April 18-19, 2020, in Berlin, where participants will have the chance to win from a 15.000€ prize pool and explore how blockchain can be used to create solutions for healthcare, education, and governments using Maxonrow’s SDK. MAXathon will take place at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, a community space … The post Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Juventus Soccer Club Offers Digital Trading Cards Through Sorare
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The blockchain-based Sorare will allow the Italian team to start offering collectible digital cards. The Italian soccer team Juventus has a number of traditional collectibles available for purchase by its fans, but this week it’s taking them into the digital age. The sports club announced on Feb 19. it would be offering digital trading cards of its players through the blockchain-enabled platform Sorare.By using Ethereum technology, Sorare will provide digital cards that soccer fans can collect and trade. The cards…
  • Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 day ago
    Monero, at the time of penning down, was seen accumulating around the trading price of $79.11 with immediate support from 200-day MA at $75 With steady support from 200-day MA, $74 to $75 is marked as a stop loss and while the coin oscillates above $80, $81 to $84 is marked as TP (Take Profit) … The post Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Bitcoin Cash House Ghana Finds Liquidity Provider, Seeks to Partner With Mobile Money Services
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin Cash House Ghana has announced they’ve found a liquidity provider for converting between BCH and Ghanaian cedi, and are now preparing to furnish their building and move in, preparing for official launch on March 1. A new read.cash post from organizer Kousha detailed the status of the project and also initiated a small fundraiser […] The post Bitcoin Cash House Ghana Finds Liquidity Provider, Seeks to Partner With Mobile Money Services appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Is Gold Losing its Luster to Bitcoin and Stock Markets? Peter Schiff Cries Foul
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Peter Schiff, the CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital ups the ante on his criticism of CNBC for dismissing gold, and promoting
  • Bitcoin Price Re-enters $9,700 Bullish Zone: Can BTC/USD Bulls Finish The Quest To $10,000?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin bulls return, pushing the price past $9,700. All technical indicators aligned for the last leg to $10,000 ahead of the weekend. Bitcoin is back
  • The Bitcoin Con Call – Twitter CEO Talks with Internet Pioneers from Africa and Hong-Kong
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Jack Dorsey, the CEO/Founder of Twitter and Founder of Square Crypto is not shy when it comes to Bitcoin. It is evident on his Twitter
  • In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Banco Central do Brasil has started testing a new payment network with the promise to offer Brazilians near instant transactions and many new services. Portrayed as a response to Bitcoin, the Pix system will be mandatory for major financial institutions to ensure wide coverage. The project aims to limit the use of paper money and […] The post In Response to Bitcoin, Central Bank of Brazil Presents Instant Payment System Pix appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Visa & CoinBase Partner Up for Debit Cards
    Crypto-News.net - 1 day ago
    If you are a long-term cryptocurrency user, chances are that you are aware of the previous Visa-based digital currency cards that allowed holders to spend their crypto at POS card terminals, or to easily withdraw cash at any ATM. After a few years of activity, Visa decided to cancel all crypto-based cards. Now, recent reports
  • BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    On February 19, a group of well known software developers announced the launch of a new Bitcoin Cash full node with the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) removed from the codebase. The news was announced on the read.cash platform by the developer Freetrader who told the public that strong demand from businesses, miners, mining pools, and […] The post BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Sweden Leaps Ahead Of Major Countries To Begin Testing CBDC
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Countries all over the world are looking into the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. Chia has been leading this movement. Or so we
  • DeFi Insurance Firm Nexus Mutual Makes Its First Payout Following bZx Attacks
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Nexus Mutual members voted to pay out two claims following the bZx flash loan attacks – a first for the DeFi insurance pioneer.
  • Ethereum-Built Soccer Game Pens Deal With Italian Giants Juventus
    Crypto Currency News - 1 day ago
    Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards represent non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on Ethereum’s ERC-721 standard. For each player, Sorare issues 1 “Unique” card, 10 “Super Rare” cards, and 100 “Rare” cards…
  • Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers.
  • Bitcoin Suddenly Crashes 8% as Momentum Fades After the Recent Rally
    Crypto Currency News - 1 day ago
    The crypto space can be highly volatile for traders, and over the years, Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be among the more volatile cryptocurrencies. Over the past few days, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap had managed to make a comeback of sorts, but the volatility returned once again today. Such volatility was last seen back in November 2019. Key Drivers At around 5 in the morning Hong Kong time, the cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 8% within…
  • Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized 6,000 BTC from a Dublin resident who was accused of growing cannabis on property located in the Wicklow Mountain region. The police found around €450,000 of marijuana plants but the €52 million ($56.1M) of BTC was the biggest single-value asset seizure by the CAB since 1996. Also read: US […] The post Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Brave Vs Google: Brave Browser Can Do This to Match Google’s Dominance
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Brave, the blockchain-based browser with grand plans of matching and even surpassing Google’s market share, now takes issue with the behemoth’s monopolistic tendencies. It is
  • Ethereum [ETH] Forms Bearish Pattern As Price Slides 13% In A Day, Push To $230 Possible?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Ethereum (ETH) slides over 7% over the past 24 hours as bears target sub $250 support levels in the near term. A double top formation