via cointelegraph06/22/2018

Swiss Central Bank Exec: Crypto ‘Too Primitive’ to Issue State Digital Currency

A board director of the Swiss central bank said that crypto and blockchain are “too primitive” to consider issuing a national digital currency.

via ccn06/21/2018

Crypto-Friendly Robinhood Wants to Offer Bank Accounts

Crypto-friendly stock trading app Robinhood wants to offer its customers savings accounts and other traditional banking services.


via ccn06/21/2018

SEC Obtains Another Order to Freeze Plexcoin ICO Assets

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has obtained an additional emergency court order from a federal court in Brooklyn, New York freezing assets linked to Dominic Lacroix, the founder of PlexCoin whose assets were frozen when the its ICO was halted amid a fraud investigation in December 2017. Announcing the court order in a communique

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Adds Crypto Price Tracking to Research Database

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will now be tracking the prices of BTC, BCH, LTC, and ETH in its research database, using price data from Coinbase.

via ccn06/21/2018

Renowned Geopolitical Analyst Says Blockchains Will Be Decrypted [Eventually]

George Friedman has recently shared some very negative thoughts on the blockchain and its future. Regardless, he recognizes its current value.

via livebitcoinnews06/21/2018

XRP a Success Despite Most Not Understanding Difference from Ripple

Over the past 18 months, cryptocurrency discussions have touched upon many different topics. One of the currencies making an impact is Ripple’s XRP. Even though it has seen a successful run, many people continue to oppose it while others praise it. Even so, the fascination and respect for the asset shouldn’t be overlooked. The Success...

via coindesk06/21/2018

Ripple CEO Defends XRP's Utility at Fintech Conference

"Let's be clear: Ripple is different than XRP," said Ripple head Brad Garlinghouse during day two of CB Insights' Future of Fintech conference.


via coindesk06/21/2018

Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center

Stanford University launches the Center for Blockchain Research and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, is one of the sponsors.

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

South Korean Gov’t to Invest Over $200 Mln in Public, Private Blockchain Initiatives

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT has announced a major Blockchain Technology Development Strategy that aims to raise 230 bln won (~$207 mln) by 2022.

via coindesk06/21/2018

IOST Blockchain Incubator Launches With $50 Million Fund

Bluehill, a startup incubator for global blockchain projects, launched on Thursday after raising $50 million to support the IOST ecosystem.

via livebitcoinnews06/21/2018

OKEx Provides the Tools for More Digital Asset Exchange Competition

Cryptocurrency exchanges are an integral part of this booming ecosystem. Some companies are looking to offer services well beyond their traditional scope. OKEx has announced the Digital Asset Exchange Open partnership Program. More white-label exchange solutions is never a bad thing in this industry.   OKEx Welcomes More Competition Very few cryptocurrency exchanges ever become...

via bitcoinist06/21/2018

Keplertek’s Extra Sale Now Live: Don’t Miss the Event of the Year!

The community asked and Keplertek listened. After incredible demand for Keplertek’s Community Building Stage and Pre-Sale (during which close to 7 million USD was raised in total), Keplertek decided to hold another stage of its Pre-ICO – namely, the Extra Sale. This will offer investors from all around the world (including the US and China) one final opportunity to take advantage of the huge 30 percent bonus on all purchases and become part of something


via bitcoinist06/21/2018

Akon Launches Akoin to Be ‘Savior of Africa’

US singer-songwriter Akon has become the latest celebrity to launch a cryptocurrency — as he proclaims his belief the underlying technology “could be the savior of Africa.” Akoin ‘Will Be Center Of Transactional Life’ Originally reported by Page Six, Akon — who is originally from Senegal — revealed at this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity that he wants to use Akoin as part of a giant 2000-acre development called Akon Crypto City. Akon

via bitcoinist06/20/2018

Ripple: ‘Religious-Like Fervor Around XRP’ is ‘Endlessly Frustrating’

Few cryptocurrencies lay claim to such a devoted fanbase with a “religious-like fervor” as Ripple. The problem is, most of those people don’t even know the difference between Ripple and XRP — a fact the company’s chief market strategist finds “endlessly frustrating.” ‘Endlessly Frustrating’ During late-2017’s bull-run bubble, few cryptocurrencies captured the attention of both the mainstream media and average cryptocurrency speculator like Ripple (XRP) — the cryptocurrency behind the real-time gross settlement system, currency

via livebitcoinnews06/20/2018

Rhino Coin is a Cryptocurrency Venture for a Good Cause

The numerous use cases of cryptocurrencies have been well-documented over the years. One particular venture few people expected to see was a correlation between cryptocurrency and animal preservation. Rhino Coin is doing exactly that and in a rather interesting fashion. The Rhino Coin Initiative In the world of cryptocurrency, animal-themed currencies are nothing new. With the...

via livebitcoinnews06/19/2018

Japan’s Cryptocurrency Association to Vote on New Regulations This Month

Japan’s newly created cryptocurrency association has drafted new rules that aim to prevent insider trading and the trading of crypto assets that can’t be traced as it steps up consumer protection efforts. New Rules to Be Adopted The Japan Virtual Currency Exchange Association was created in March. The aim of it is to address investors’...

via cryptomonster06/06/2018

CryptoMonster.net is live!

CryptoMonster.net is a crpyto coin platform which provides various free services. You can track latest news, videos and technical analyses for every altcoin.

via ccn06/21/2018

Exclusive: Researchers Allege Tron Plagiarized Code from other Crypto Projects

Researchers claim to have discovered multiple instances of code copied from other projects without attribution in the Tron codebase.


via bitcoinist06/21/2018

TravelBlock – Providing Direct and Affordable Connection Between Travelers and Providers with Blockchain

Harnessing the tremendous capabilities that blockchain-based technology has brought, TravelBlock attempts to disrupt the billion-dollar travel booking industry. Through its implementation, the project intends to cut the costs of travel purchases with as much as 60%. At the same time, it will substantially increase transparency, reliability, and transaction security. Blockchain undoubtedly reminds us of the Internet in the 1990s. Back then the idea of booking your stay online seemed like a far-fetched one, yet now

via coindesk06/21/2018

$3 Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off Token Migration Today

Tron, a top ten cryptocurrency, will embark on a token migration from ethereum to its new mainnet on Thursday.

via coindesk06/21/2018

Ex-FDIC Chair Bair: 'I Welcome' New Rules for Crypto

Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair thinks the U.S. needs to create an entirely new regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Hacked S. Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Confirms It Will Reimburse Affected Users

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has today confirmed it will reimburse users affected by the theft of 35 bln won (about $30 mln) from its hot wallet two days ago.


via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Cointelegraph Launches Job Listings Platform for the Blockchain, Crypto Industries

Cointelegraph is launching a listings platform for jobs in the crypto and Blockchain industries today at https://jobs.cointelegraph.com/.

via ccn06/21/2018

Bitcoin Makes Historic First Appearance in US Supreme Court Opinion

Thursday marked a historic day for bitcoin, as the flagship cryptocurrency made its first appearance in an opinion published by the US Supreme Court.

via bitcoinist06/21/2018

Stellar Buys Chain For ‘$500M’ — But Insider Trading Suspicions Remain

News that Stellar is in talks to purchase blockchain finance startup Chain has lent new weight to accusations that investment fund manager Ari Paul conducted insider trading with private information. Report: XLM Security Decision ‘Bad News’ For Paul As Fortune reported on June 20, the deal between the two companies is thought to be worth around $500 million — which will be transferred in Stellar’s lumen (XLM) tokens. “One source familiar with the deal said it is

via coindesk06/21/2018

Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout in a New US Supreme Court Opinion

That's not something you see every day: an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that makes a reference to cryptocurrencies.

via coindesk06/21/2018

Bithumb Working With Other Crypto Exchanges to Recover Hacked Funds

South Korea's Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange said Thursday that it may be able to reduce the losses arising from a major hack earlier this week.

via coindesk06/21/2018

Ethereum Accelerator to Offer Crypto Coders Resources and 'Reality Check'

A blockchain company known as a hub of startups is expanding its reach, launching a new San Francisco-based startup accelerator.

via coindesk06/21/2018

This $575 Million ICO With Royal Backing Is So Crazy, It Might Be Real

A video-on-demand service that shares ad revenues with viewers and creators has raised more than half a billion bucks in a private token sale.

via bitcoinist06/21/2018

eToro Market Research: DASH

Dash, is short for “Digital Cash”, and it aims to become exactly that. A pioneer in the crypto industry, Dash’s protocol is modeled after Satoshi’s original blockchain and adds a few unique features for maximum speed, privacy, and lower transaction fees. Thanks to these innovations, Dash has the potential to become a true standard for transactions between individuals in a decentralized and secure manner. Not only is this one of the most well-established cryptos in

via bitcoinist06/20/2018

100% Backed: Law Firm Confirms Tether Conspiracy Was Fake News

Tether has been the subject of immense scrutiny as critics raise questions about the company’s dollar reserves. But Tether released a transparency update on June 20th that says a law firm has confirmed, as of June 1st, the company’s “unencumbered assets exceed the balance of fully-backed USD Tethers.” Tether’s Troublesome Road Tether, the cryptocurrency pegged to the United States Dollar, has many doubters. A sensationalist article in the beginning of the year from News.com.au asserts the

via livebitcoinnews06/19/2018

Survey: HNWIs Want Better Advice Investing in Cryptocurrencies

A new survey has found that while the interest of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in cryptocurrencies soared last year, only a small amount received information from their wealth managers on how to invest in the space. Millionaires Express Interest in Cryptocurrencies Last year saw a surge of interest in the cryptocurrency market. As a...

via livebitcoinnews06/19/2018

Circle CEO Claims All Fiat Currency Will Become Cryptocurrencies

The CEO of fintech firm Circle has said that all global fiat currencies will eventually become cryptocurrencies, arguing that it “seems inevitable.” Circle Wants to Introduce a USD Coin Jeremy Allaire, the co-founder of Goldman Sachs-backed Circle, was speaking to CNBC yesterday when he made these comments: Our view is that all fiat currency will...

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Under New Rules Quebec Crypto Miners Will Be Required to Bid For Electricity

Under new rules, Quebec crypto miners are required to bid for power and quantify the jobs and investment per megawatt that they plan to create.

via ccn06/21/2018

Toronto Stock Exchange Adds a New Blockchain ETF

Starting today, The Toronto Stock Exchange will list a new blockchain based ETF on their platform. ETF, which stands for ‘Exchange traded fund’ is “a marketable security that tracks an index, a commodity, bonds, or a basket of assets”. Unlike mutual funds, an ETF trades like a common stock on a stock exchange, and experience

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Winklevoss Brothers Win Patent to Provide Crypto-Based Exchange-Traded Products

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss’ Winklevoss IP has won yet another patent, this time for system to provide crypto-based ETPs.


via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Swiss Federal Councillor: Blockchain Will ‘Penetrate Our Entire Economy’

Member of Swiss head of state says that blockchain will “penetrate our entire economy” in just a few years during a speech at Crypto Valley Conference in Bern.

via ccn06/21/2018

Interview: UK Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Litecoin Futures Trading

A cryptocurrency futures trading platform based in the UK called Crypto Facilities is launching a new futures product allowing traders to take positions on Litecoin futures. Crypto Facilities CEO Timo Schlaefer spoke to CCN about the project. “We have seen extremely strong growth in futures trading volumes, up 84% in Q1 2018 on Q4 2017,

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

Bloomberg Terminal Lists Crypto Market Index From World’s Third Largest Exchange Huobi

Crypto exchange Huobi’s top ten cryptocurrency index will now be listed on financial data monitoring service Bloomberg Terminal, along with nine other crypto trading pairs.

via cointelegraph06/21/2018

US: Members of Congress Must Disclose Crypto Holdings Above $1,000

The Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has issued a memo requiring all House Members to disclose their crypto holdings worth over $1,000.

via ccn06/21/2018

Goldman Sachs CEO: It’s ‘Arrogant’ to Think Cryptocurrency Won’t be Successful

Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of $87 billion Goldman Sachs, has criticized skeptics that believe Bitcoin and cryptocurrency do not have a future.


via ccn06/21/2018

Stellar in Talks to Acquire Blockchain Startup Chain for $500 Million in XLM: Report

Stellar is reportedly planning to acquire blockchain startup Chain for $500 million worth of XLM tokens, anonymous sources have said.

via ccn06/21/2018

Federal Reserve Branch Adds Cryptocurrency Price Indexes [Yes, Really]

The St. Louis branch of the US Federal Reserve has added four cryptocurrency price trackers to its extensive research database. St. Louis Federal Reserve Adds Crypto Price Charts Announced on Tuesday, the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED), a database curated by the St. Louis Fed, will now include pricing data for bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH),

via coindesk06/21/2018

Cheetah's New App Lets Crypto Investors Track Portfolios on the Go

Beijing-based app developer Cheetah Mobile is releasing an app that lets investors monitor cryptocurrency portfolios over multiple platforms.

via bitcoinist06/21/2018

Medicine Adherence Data Will Transform Healthcare Provision Worldwide

Patient data, when used in the right way can decrease healthcare costs by reducing waste, improve patient quality of life, and ultimately save lives. Medicine adherence data in combination with patient data can go a step further to improve patient experience and satisfaction, increase medicine safety and usability. Improving data quality and analysis can be effective in areas such as predictive medicine, patient relationship management, management of healthcare and measuring the effectiveness of certain treatments.

via livebitcoinnews06/21/2018

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Meeting with Europol to Combat Crime

Europol, the law enforcement agency for the EU, is meeting with 16 cryptocurrency exchanges and businesses to discuss ways to combat using virtual currencies for illicit uses. A conference is being held this week, hosted by EU law enforcement agency Europol. Its purpose is for the agency to meet with a group of cryptocurrency exchanges,...

via bitcoinist06/20/2018

Benjamin Bilski: Cryptocurrencies ‘Are the New, Direct Path to Financial Independence’

Humanity’s reliance on centralized financial institutions is coming to an end thanks to the power of decentralized cryptocurrency platforms. A New World  Nobody has forgotten the global recession of 2008, which plunged the entire world into a state of panic and has left many industries still in a state of recovery. The event was undeniably damaging — but it’s a less common fact that the economic recession was partially due to the fact that virtually

via livebitcoinnews06/19/2018

Broken Switch Leads to over 5 Million Failed Visa Transactions

Irony abounds as anti-cryptocurrency Visa admitted to the fact that over 5 million transactions failed in early June due to a backup data center not coming online due to a broken switch. There are times when karma is very sweet. Visa, the credit card payment processor, is no fan of cryptocurrency. The company confirmed in...

via livebitcoinnews06/19/2018

Declining Returns No Real Concern for Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds

The current cryptocurrency market trend is not looking overly positive. All coins lost a lot of value, which is only to be expected after the crazy end to 2017. For cryptocurrency hedge funds, things are not looking great either. Even so, most of them seem to keep the faith regardless. A Tough Time for Cryptocurrency...