via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Swiss Federal Council Continues to Monitor Stablecoins and Blockchain

The Swiss Federal Council continues to monitor new digital technology developments such as blockchain, stablecoins and distributed ledger technology.

via insider.pro10/16/2019

Ripple Partners with Finastra to Boost Blockchain Adoption

Ripple is teaming up the most prominent software developer for financial services.


via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Bitcoin Back Below $8K — But Is the Macro Bullish Trend Broken?

Bitcoin price has dropped nearly 10% in 2 days but remains range-bound in a macro bullish trend.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2019

Bitcoin Disappoints with Another Drop Into $7,000 Range

Oh, bitcoin… Why must you always put us through this? At press time, the asset has fallen back down into the $7,000 range. Granted the price is still in the higher section – $7,960 – but it’s still a significant drop from yesterday, when bitcoin was trading for around $8,100. Bitcoin Is Once Again Falling...

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Yes, Even Bitcoin HODLers Can Lose Money in the Long-Term: Here’s How

Crypto trader and on-chain analyst Philip Swift explains how blockchain data points to a new Bitcoin all-time high and how it can be used to enhance short and long-term trading strategies.

via coindesk10/16/2019

Bermuda Starts Development of a Blockchain-Based National ID System

The Atlantic island is rolling out the first phase of a national digital identification system built on blockchain tech.

via coindesk10/16/2019

EY Launches Blockchain Tool to Help Bring Accountability to Public Finances

The accounting giant is using blockchain tech to assist governments in improving transparency and accountability in the management of public funds.


via coindesk10/16/2019

Bermuda Now Accepts USDC Crypto for Taxes and Government Services

Bermuda announced Wednesday it will accept payments in the USDC stablecoin "for taxes, fees and other government services."

via bitcoinist10/16/2019

World’s Most Comprehensive Crypto Tracing Announced With 87% Coverage

In a world of increasing regulation and state paranoia over money laundering or terrorism, the ability to trace the movements of crypto assets has become more relevant than ever before. Crypto intelligence firm CipherTrace has announced the industry’s most comprehensive virtual asset tracing capability which may alleviate some of that mistrust of the industry. 700 Crypto Tokens Can Be Traced According to Business Wire the Silicon Valley, California, based company has expanded its cryptocurrency intelligence

via insider.pro10/16/2019

Nasdaq Adds Index Based on 100 Cryptocurrencies

One of the world's largest stock exchanges in the world has just added the CIX100 index.

via insider.pro10/15/2019

Telegram to Postpone Launch of TON Blockchain for Six Months

The final decision will reportedly be made after a court hearing on October 24

via insider.pro10/15/2019

Peter Thiel Invests in Crypto Mining Business

It is expected that the firm will be special due to its focus on minimizing the cost of electricity and maximizing the efficiency of chips.


via livebitcoinnews10/15/2019

Tron (TRX) Price Analysis: Uptrend Gaining Pace Above $0.0160

Tron price is gaining bullish momentum above the $0.0160 resistance against the US Dollar. TRX price is likely to surpass the $0.0172 and $0.0175 resistance levels in the near term. There is a significant bullish trend line forming with support near $0.0161 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Bitfinex). The price could correct a...

via bitcoinist10/15/2019

Altcoins Turn Bullish as Bitcoin (BTC) Struggles With Resistance

Bitcoin (BTC) has spent another day consolidating with further failures to top resistance. Its lethargy and another dominance dip are good news for altcoins which are having a bit of a revival today. Ripple’s XRP, which has been on the floor for most of 2019, is going up strong as is Stellar Lumens, 0x and BAT. Bitcoin Price Battles at Resistance As bitcoin price continues to consolidate the altcoins are finally waking up following a

via livebitcoinnews10/14/2019

Lazarus Is Back: Researchers Uncover New Hacking Case

Is it possible that North Korea is back in the cryptocurrency hacking space? According to one source, that’s exactly the case. Researchers say they’ve uncovered a new attack from Lazarus, based in the nuclear-powered country. Lazarus Is Back in Our Midst North Korea has been involved in several crypto hacking cases over the past few...

via bitcoinist10/14/2019

Monero (XMR) Adopts New PoW Algorithm to Fight Off ASICs

Monero (XMR) has to deal with the inflow of specialized ASIC machines taking over mining on its network. After several ASIC-disabling forks, which slightly tweaked the CryptoNight mining algorithm, Monero is planning to switch to an entirely different proof-of-work algorithm to remain resistant. Monero Plans Third ASIC-Disabling Upgrade Toward the end of October, Monero plans an upgrade that will make the network once again easy enough to mine with CPU. The change will do away

via ccn03/04/2019

How Stupid Does Google Think We Are? Nest Privacy Fiasco is Flat-Out Insulting

Google has become the latest tech giant to admit that it had screwed up when it comes to doing something suspect related to one of its devices and users’ privacy. Google's Nest home alarm products are

via ccn03/03/2019

Not Just McAfee: The Long History of the $1 Million Bitcoin Price Target

There's just something about that $1 million mark that causes crypto bulls to froth at the mouth. The VP of blockchain and digital currencies for IBM, Jesse Lund, is one of the most recent industry

via ccn03/03/2019

5 Essential Tips for Preparing Your Cryptocurrency Taxes

Paying taxes on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is becoming a priority for individuals in the US after the IRS announced on July 2nd, 2018 that one of their core campaigns and focuses for the year

via ccn03/03/2019

Bitcoin Price Plunge to $1,000 is Possible, Say Traders; Could it Happen?

Since January, for over two months, Bitcoin has remained in a relatively tight price range from $3,200 to $4,000, unable to break out of key resistance levels above $4,200. Similarly, from September to November, in an

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Bitcoin Is Totally Different Than Libra: Calibra Head David Marcus

Calibra head David Marcus says he is a big fan of Bitcoin, but it is totally different than Libra.


via coindesk10/16/2019

French Central Banker: The World Needs to Standardize Crypto Regulations

A French central banker is calling for a global regulatory framework on crypto assets.

via insider.pro10/16/2019

Bermuda to Accept Tax Payments in Stablecoin

The decision was made in order to support the use of USD-dollar backed stablecoins and decentralized finance protocols and services.

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Supreme Court of India Postpones Cryptocurrency Ban Hearing to November

The Supreme Court of India has postponed a hearing on the Reserve Bank of India’s circular banning banks from rendering services to crypto-related businesses.

via coindesk10/16/2019

US Law Enforcement Traces Bitcoin Transfers to Nab ‘Largest’ Child Porn Site

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted a South Korean citizen for operating a child porn site, funded by millions dollars worth of bitcoin.


via insider.pro10/16/2019

Wilshire Phoenix Updates Bitcoin ETF Application

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has just opened a new round of public comments about Wilshire Phoenix's bitcoin ETF.

via insider.pro10/16/2019

eToro Releases Twitter-based Crypto Trading Strategy

Social trading platform eToro has just launched a new crypto trading strategy based on Twitter sentiments.

via insider.pro10/16/2019

Banks Are Showing Interest in Joining Libra

Several companies, including some banks, are interested in Facebook's cryptocurrency.

via coindesk10/16/2019

UK Woman Faces Death Threats After Speaking Out on Alleged Scam OneCoin

The British woman says she received death threats after speaking on a podcast about the alleged Ponzi scheme.

via coindesk10/16/2019

Libra Plays Down Troubles, Anticipates 100 Members by Launch

The Libra Association has said the project is undeterred by recent setbacks and expects to sign up 100 partners before it goes live.

via insider.pro10/15/2019

Bank of England Governor Defends Cryptocurrencies

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has defended the idea of cryptocurrencies.

via bitcoinist10/15/2019

Nick Szabo: Ethereum (ETH) is Becoming a “Centralized Cult”

The Ethereum (ETH) leadership is showing signs of becoming a force to be reckoned with, commented bitcoin pioneer Nick Szabo. While Ethereum was inherently democratic, the need to perform a series of hard forks and upgrades has put the developer team in charge. Ethereum Developers Steer Transfer to ETH 2.0 Now, Ethereum has unrolled once again the drive to move on to ETH 2.0, the proof-of-stake version of the network. But while early hard forks

via bitcoinist10/15/2019

Binance CEO Eyes BNB Prospects After ETP Launch on SIX

Switzerland’s main stock exchange SIX has chosen to increase its cryptocurrency portfolio by trading a product based solely on Binance Coin. Binance Coin ETP Goes Live On SIX In a blog post issued on October 15, Binance Coin’s issuer, cryptocurrency exchange Binance confirmed it was launching a dedicated exchange-traded product (ETP) on SIX. Trading will begin today and marks the first physically-backed BNB-based ETP anywhere in the world.  The move follows multiple other ETPs on

via livebitcoinnews10/14/2019

FXCM Begins Offering Crypto Baskets to Retail Customers

FXCM, a provider of online foreign exchange, is providing customers with a new form of “basket trading” comprised of some of the top 20 cryptocurrencies. FXCM Brings Its Crypto Offerings to New Heights The cryptocurrency baskets, which are available for the firm’s retail customers, are comprised of bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH), Litecoin...

via livebitcoinnews10/14/2019

Alipay: Customers Cannot Use Us for Crypto Payments

As China continues its long fight against bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, a new step has been taken. Alipay, owned by Alibaba, has announced on Twitter that it will be discontinuing all BTC and crypto payments from here on out. Alipay: No Crypto Use, Please There has been serious confusion as of late given that Binance, the...

via bitcoinist10/14/2019

Abandoned and Scam Projects Top List of Dead Cryptos, Analysis

Blockchain research platform, LongHash, analyzed the list of the so-called dead crypto coins. It found out that the most common reason behind their decline was abandonment from investors. Scam Projects Are Common Too According to the author, 63.1% of dead projects were simply abandoned by investors. Consequently, they saw their price falling to zero or close to that. Generally, investors would depart from a project when it ceases to have a relevant utility or cannot

via ccn03/03/2019

Coinbase Sought Neutrino After Losing Control Over Customer Data Being Sold

Coinbase’s controversial acquisition of Neutrino was motivated by a desire to ditch its existing tech partners because they ”were actually selling client data to outside sources,” the head of sales at Coinbase said on Saturday. In

via ccn03/03/2019

Exclusive: MyCrypto CEO Weighs in on Rising Toxicity in Ethereum Community

CCN spoke to the CEO of MyCrypto, Taylor Monahan, about the recent departure of Ethereum community leader Afri Schoedon. Schoedon played a crucial role in the development of Parity wallet but has now sworn off

via ccn03/03/2019

Are Teslas Death Traps? Failing Brakes and Violent Fires Spark Major Fears

Telsa faces another barrage of scrutiny over its safety. Tesla and media outrage go hand in hand these days. It is usually because of something that Elon Musk has tweeted about the SEC, but occasionally it

via cryptotown08/09/2018

BitGo Adds Support for The MFG Token

On August 3rd, BitGo, a secure multi-signature cryptocurrency wallet platform for enterprises, had officially added support for SyncFab’s MFG Token.

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Xpring Invests In Swedish Startup to Build XRP Hardware Wallet Firmware

Ripple’s investment arm and tech incubator Xpring has invested in Swedish crypto self-custody startup Towo Labs to build hardware wallet firmware supporting XRP.

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

US Authorities Analyze Bitcoin Transactions to Shut Down Child Porn Ring

United States law enforcement agencies analyzed Bitcoin transactions to locate and subsequently shut down a global child pornography site.

via coindesk10/16/2019

Fearing USD Decline, Ex-CFTC Heads Propose a Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar

Two former ranking members of the CFTC offered up a plan for a government-sanctioned, blockchain-based digital dollar.


via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Luxury Car Manufacturer Begins Accepting Bitcoin for Vehicle Sales

California-based luxury electric car manufacturer Karma Automotive has begun accepting Bitcoin as a means of payment at one of its stores in Newport Beach.

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Telegram’s TON Launch and Token Distribution — All the Details to Date

TON was hurtling toward public release until the SEC stopped it dead in its tracks. Here is everything known about the project so far.

via cointelegraph10/16/2019

Calibra Head: Libra ‘Absolutely Not’ in Jeopardy Without PayPal, Visa

Recent departures including Paypal and Visa does not mean Facebook’s Libra currency project is over, reassured Calibra head, David Marcus.

via bitcoinist10/16/2019

Deutsche Bank Bond Tokenized on EOS Network

A bond issued by the problem-ridden Deutsche Bank has been tokenized on the EOS network. The creation of tokenized assets is nothing new, but this time, the decision raised eyebrows. EOS-Supported Tokenized Bond Met with Skepticism EOS, a much-touted project, is still seen as dubious, hosting significant bot activity in its distributed app market. Possibly, the high level of transactions on the EOS network is also simulated. Hence the sharp Twitter reaction to the tokenized

via coindesk10/16/2019

Bitcoin Price Indicator Shows Bearish Mood Strongest Since February

Bitcoin is facing strongest selling pressure since February and has potential to drop below recent lows near $7,750.


via livebitcoinnews10/16/2019

Cardano (ADA) Price Analysis: Primed For More Downsides

ADA price is back in a bearish zone below the key $0.0400 support area against the US Dollar. The price is likely to extend its decline towards the $0.0375 or $0.0360 support. There was a break below a major bullish trend line with support near $0.0408 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Kraken). The...

via coindesk10/16/2019

Nasdaq Lists an AI-Powered Index of Crypto Market’s Top 100 Performers

Called CIX100, the index created by Cryptoindex.com gives Wall Street traders a quick and comprehensive sense of the crypto markets’ real-time performance.

via livebitcoinnews10/15/2019

Libra Presses On in Spite of Association Losses

Oh, Libra… Has it occurred to you yet that perhaps venturing into the crypto space wasn’t the greatest idea? And that maybe creating an entirely new cryptocurrency as a means of garnering Facebook’s trust back wasn’t the best response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Libra Pushes Through the Mud Despite several companies exiting the Libra...

via insider.pro10/15/2019

Blockchain and CoinShares to Launch Gold Token

The project's development lasted about two years.

via livebitcoinnews10/15/2019

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Primed For More Gains Above $195

Ethereum price started a steady rise above the $180 resistance area against the US Dollar. ETH price is showing positive signs and it could continue to rise above $195 and $200. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $182 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely...

via bitcoinist10/14/2019

Grayscale Wins First US Approval For Cryptocurrency-Based Security

A pivotal US self-regulatory organization has formally licensed the country’s first public security based on cryptocurrency markets. Large Cap Fund Gets FINRA Say-So Shares of Grayscale’s Digital Large Cap Fund (DLC) received the green light from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) this week, a press release confirmed on October 14. Grayscale, currently the world’s largest cryptocurrency asset manager, has operated the DLC since the beginning of 2018.  The investment vehicle allows institutional clients to

via bitcoinist10/14/2019

Bayern Munich Partners with Stryking for Blockchain-Based Collectibles

Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful football club, has partnered with the blockchain-oriented venture of fan engagement firm, Stryking Entertainment. Blockchain-Based Collectibles on Bayern Players According to the agreement, Stryking, which is itself a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands – a mobile games developer, will issue and distribute digital collectibles based on Bayern players. Thus, the German football club will become part of a global platform for blockchain collectibles. Stryking has created a fantasy sports

via livebitcoinnews10/14/2019

Stellar Lumen (XLM) Price Primed For More Upsides Above $0.0650

Stellar lumen price is trading in a positive zone above the $0.0600 resistance against the US Dollar. XLM price is showing positive signs and is testing the key $0.0640 and $0.0650 resistances. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $0.0610 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Kraken). The pair is...

via ccn03/03/2019

Q4 US Economic Growth Beat Even Donald Trump’s Expectations

The US economy grew at a faster clip than even Donald Trump's presidential administration had expected, according to the latest Commerce Department report which was delayed by the government shutdown. While significantly lower than Q3's annualized

via ccn03/03/2019

$46 Billion Flows into Chinese Stock Market, Should Launch Dow Higher

  Following MSCI’s decision to increase the weight of Chinese onshore shares in its widely-cited emerging market index, over $46 billion is set to pour into the stock market of China, a move that could kick

via ccn03/03/2019

Want to Insult a Black Person? Call Them a Prop; Cohen Hearing Brought Out the Worst

Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had been on the Democrats’ most disliked list. That was when he supported President Trump unconditionally. Now, even though he’s a convicted perjurer, he’s in the good graces of his