via cointelegraph10/17/2018

Ethereum Foundation Releases Fourth Wave of Grants

The Ethereum Foundation has announced its fourth wave of grants, awarded to startups that develop the ecosystem.

via cointelegraph10/17/2018

Scalability Study: DLT Can Support Daily Trading Volume of US Equity Market

A recent study by DTCC, Accenture, and R3 has found that blockchain technology is able to meet the demands of the U.S. equity market of more than 100 million trades per day.

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Report: Bitfinex Shifts Its Banking Business to Hong Kong-Based Bank of Communications

Crypto exchange Bitfinex has reportedly moved its banking business to Hong Kong through a private account at Bank of Communications.

via ccn10/16/2018

$194 Million was Moved Using Bitcoin With $0.1 Fee, True Potential of Crypto

On October 16, an investor moved 29,999 Bitcoin (BTC) worth $194 million with a $0.1 fee, which with banks cost tens of thousands of dollars.

via ccn10/16/2018

Ever since Nouriel Roubini appeared before the United States Senate Committee On Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, to discuss cryptocurrencies – he has certainly been causing quite the commotion with regards to the cryptocurrency community.   Roubini vs Buterin This is not surprising, considering the famed economist shared several controversial statements about bitcoin and cryptocurrency

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Brazilian Presidential Candidate Uses Blockchain to Publish Government Plan

Brazilian presidential candidate Fernando Haddad has announced his campaign will use blockchain technology to distribute his policy positions and plans for the government.

via coindesk10/16/2018

Coinbase Now Lets You Buy and Sell Ethereum Token 0x

Retail investors can now trade the 0x Protocol on, as well as its Android and iOS apps.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Cardano Reinvents Roadmaps

Cardano's updated Roadmap resembles a professional project management chart with different people working on various projects and all having their own progress.

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Bitfinex Introduces ‘New, Improved’ Fiat Deposit System Following Last Week’s Suspension

Major crypto exchange Bitfinex has introduced an “improved” fiat deposit system shortly after temporary suspension last week.

via coindesk10/16/2018

Winklevoss-Backed Stablecoin Soars Above $1 as Tether's Market Cap Plunges

The Gemini dollar has broken its peg, climbing to an all-time high of $1.19 on Tuesday.

via ccn10/16/2018

Spread between BTC/USD and BTC/USDT Crosses $300

The imbalanced peg between the US Dollar and Tether LLC’s USDT has resulted in a $300-spread in Bitcoin price. At the press time, the aggregated Bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate on non-Tether exchanges is approximately 6430-fiat. Meanwhile, on Tether exchanges like BitFinex, the same forex rate is above 6700-fiat. The strange trading activity, which started surfacing on

via coindesk10/16/2018

Abu Dhabi, Belgium Ports Collaborate on Blockchain Trade Pilot

A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with Port of Antwerp for a blockchain pilot aimed to facilitate international trade.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Gonzo Crypto Blog - Week 15: Pump the YoBit Jam

It's week fifteenth of the blog. Stepan finds out what is YoBit Pump and Dump.

via coindesk10/16/2018

Decred Is Turning Its Entire $21 Million Crypto Treasury Over to Investors

Decred is handing control of its $21 million treasury and all aspects of the protocol, from consensus through staffing, over to token holders.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

Monero Price Analysis: XMR/USD Bullish Reversal Formation

Monero could be done with its slide as it forms an inverted head and shoulders pattern, which is seen as a classic bullish reversal signal. Price has yet to break past the neckline resistance around $130 to confirm that an uptrend is underway. The 100 SMA is below the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate that...

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

Cryptocurrencies Are Not Legal Tender in Zambia – Says Country’s Central Bank

The central bank of Zambia has advised the citizens that cryptocurrencies are not legal tender and that they should exercise caution trading them. Notice Issued by Zambian Central Bank Bank of Zambia (BoZ), the African nation’s central bank, in a press release has advised its citizens that cryptocurrencies are not recognized by it as legal...

via bitcoinist10/12/2018

‘Nurture Productive Aspects Of Cryptocurrency,’ US Presidential Hopeful Tells Senate

The US senator and potential presidential contender who suggested cryptocurrency “hurt” American families repeated concerns about the industry on October 11, saying it was “easy to steal.” Warren Argues For Consumer Protection ‘Balance’ In a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Elizabeth Warren voiced fresh worry over the current regulatory climate in Washington, implying balanced rules should come into force. At the same time, Warren poured scorn on ICOs, alleging “a lot of small investors” were being

via bitcoinist10/11/2018

Will 6,000 Hold This Time?

Bitcoin lost almost 5 percent in minutes on October 11th, dragging altcoins down as cryptocurrency markets followed stocks in a fresh tumble. $13 Billion Disappears in 30 Minutes Data from Coinmarketcap captures a sudden slide for BTC/USD taking the pair down over $400 in a 30-minute window beginning around 11:00 p.m. on October 10th. By 12:00 a.m. EST, Bitcoin (BTC) had reached a low of $6087 – a maximum drop of $470 – while managing

via bitcoinist10/09/2018

Binance Delists Four Coins (BCN, CHAT, TRIG, ICN) for Four VERY Different Reasons… We Investigated Why

The most popular cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, sent out a blog post this morning saying they are delisting 4 coins. (BCN, CHAT, TRIG, ICN) I decided to do some digging myself into the potential reasons for these delistings. Each of the 4 projects became delisted for a different reason, and Binance didn’t explicitly say why. Immediately following the delisting, all 4 projects took a beating in price action. Instead of just copying and

via livebitcoinnews10/17/2018

BitPay Introduces Stablecoin-Based Settlement for All Merchants

Dealing with cryptocurrency payments is still somewhat risky. Fluctuating values can make a lot of retailers Bitcoin-averse. BitPay, the leading payment processor, is trying to offer a viable alternative. Instead of settling BTC and BCH payments in just fiat currencies, they now support two stablecoins as well. An Interesting Decision by BitPay Processing cryptocurrency transactions...

via cointelegraph10/17/2018

Coinbase Launches Trading for First ERC-20 Token on Platform

ZRX is now available for trading on as well as the exchange’s iOS and Android apps.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

Tezos Pumps as Kraken Announces XTZ Trading Pairs

Kraken recently announced the launch of Tezos (XTZ) trading on its platform. The popular cryptocurrency exchange service becomes the latest to offer support for the 17th-ranked cryptocurrency. Kraken Launches Tezos Trading The platform announced the news in a blog post published on its website on Monday (October 15, 2018). According to the post, XTZ trading...

via coindesk10/16/2018

Stablecoins All Want to Be $1, But They're Not Worth the Same

Buying bitcoin may be cheaper using a stablecoin the market has greater confidence in, like the Gemini dollar, than with an alternative like USDT.

via ccn10/16/2018

Cryptocurrency Needs More Regulation than other Commodities: Fmr. CFTC Chair

Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler told Bloomberg that he thinks cryptocurrency needs more regulation than oil and other commodities.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

OKEx Adds Four Stablecoin Pairings to Give Traders More Choices

The future use of stablecoins in cryptocurrency is almost guaranteed. Numerous exchanges are trying to add these trading pairs in quick succession. OKEx, one of the bigger altcoin platforms, decided to add four stablecoins in one go. An interesting decision, primarily because the exchange only supported USDT up until this week. OKEx Beefs up Its...

via ccn10/16/2018

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Holds $6,400 Floor

The Bitcoin-to-dollar exchange rate is holding above 6400-fiat as it goes towards testing major resistance hurdles to the upside.

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Russian Accused of Hacking Public Servers to Mine Bitcoin Faces up to Five Years in Prison

A Russian man accused of hacking government servers in three Russian regions to mine Bitcoins is facing up to five years in prison.

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Australian State of New South Wales Mandates Land Registry Shift to Blockchain by 2019

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales is set to complete a proof-of-concept for a blockchain land registry system by summer 2019.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Philippines’ Special Zone Licenced New Crypto Exchanges

The Philippines government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) has issued provisional licenses for operating crypto exchanges to nineteen firms. Eight more firms paid entrance fees and are under consideration.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Chart of the day: Comparison of blockchain platforms by key characteristics

Everyone knows that cryptocurrencies are based on the blockchain technology. But they are all different. What is the best blockchain? And how do they differ? Look at the chart that will help you understand it all. 1/5 Subscribe to our ...

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

Steve Wozniak Joins a Blockchain Firm as Co-Founder

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been named co-founder of blockchain-based venture capital firm Equi Global. Looking to Disrupt the Venture Capital Industry Steve Wozniak,  co-founder of Apple, has formally joined a blockchain-based venture capital firm, Equi Global, as co-founder. Live Bitcoin News had reported about Wozniak’s plans to get involved with the controversial start-up in...

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Fidelity Launches New Era of Crypto Market?

Fidelity Investments, the fifth largest financial holding company in the world, announced the opening of Fidelity Digital Asset Services division, which will enable institutional investors to store and trade cryptocurrencies.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Cryptomarket Analysis October 16

What happened in cryptocurrency market and three main currencies — bitcoin, ethereum and XRP over the past 24 hours

via ccn10/16/2018

Kenyan Government to Use Blockchain to Distribute Affordable Housing

The Kenyan government plans to leverage blockchain technology for the distribution of new government-funded housing units

via coindesk10/16/2018

Bitcoin Price Is Defending One Key Support for the Fifth Month Running

Bitcoin's recovery from three-week lows has kept a key long-term moving average support intact.

via bitcoinist10/15/2018

Bitfinex Vows to End Deposit Freeze as ‘Stablecoin’ Tether Falls Below 90 Cents

USD-backed stablecoin Tether (USDT) fell below $0.90 on Bitfinex as concerns over its reserves forced traders to buy Bitcoin and other digital assets.  Tether Drops 5 Percent While Major Assets Jump Data from Coinmarketcap shows a sudden fall in USDT , countered by a 5 percent rise in the price of Bitcoin (BTC) , coinciding with news that exchange Bitfinex would resolve its ongoing fiat deposit freeze by Tuesday. Bitfinex, whose CEO also leads Tether’s

via bitcoinist10/12/2018

YoBit Inflates PutinCoin in Blatant Pump and Dump Promotion

As stigmas associated with cryptocurrency investing dissipate, YoBit decided to go rogue and launch a rather unique marketing promotion involving PutinCoin. Pump It Up! On October 11th, YoBit decided to debut a controversial pump promotion in an attempt to win over investors. While many thought it was a joke, the exchange actually had the gall to pull it off. Today, at random (though the exchange appears to be registered in Russia), PutinCoin (PUT) went ballistic

via bitcoinist10/10/2018

OKCoin USA Will Issue Chinese Yuan Stablecoin, Says CEO Star Xu

The founder of Chinese cryptocurrency exchange OKCoin confirmed its US sister operation, OKCoin USA, will issue a stablecoin backed by the Chinese yuan (RMB). Xu: Stablecoin Will Be ‘Fully-Compliant’ In a series of tweets, Star Xu, who also founded both platforms’ parent company, OKGroup, delivered a highly bullish forecast on the future of the stablecoin market — which is seeing multiple market entrants this year. “Embracing the tide of technology, the launch of a (yuan-backed stablecoin)

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 coindesk10/17/2018

Media Startup Civil to Issue Refunds as $8 Million Token Sale Fails

The New York-based blockchain media startup Civil will issue refunds to participants in its token sale, which failed to hit the $8 million minimum.

via insider.pro10/17/2018

Bitfinex Moves Business to Hong Kong Bank

Bitfinex has moved its banking resources to the Chinese bank.

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Toyota Uses Blockchain Tech to Reduce Fraud in Digital Advertising Campaigns

Toyota has partnered with blockchain ads analytics firm Lucidity to reduce wasted spending and address fraud in its advertising campaigns.

via cointelegraph10/16/2018

Abu Dhabi Ports Subsidiary Tests International Blockchain Pilot with Port of Antwerp

A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports has launched an international blockchain pilot with the Port of Antwerp.

via ccn10/16/2018

What Led the World’s Largest Brokerage to Fully Integrate Crypto After 1 Year of Testing?

Within 1 year, Fidelity has gone from studying and evaluating the crypto market to fully integrating digital assets into its platform.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Telegram Platform 70% Ready. Test Mode Launch this Fall

Representatives of the TON blockchain platform told investors what stage of development the project is at. Experts say that the Telegram report looks as if the company is going to create its own Internet.

via ccn10/16/2018

Tether Found a New Bank, and it Might be in the Bahamas: Report

Tether, the controversial issuer of the USDT cryptocurrency, may have found a new banking partner in the Bahamas, according to a new report.

via insider.pro10/16/2018

Key Facts Of The Day 16.10.2018

A review of the past 24 hours

via insider.pro10/16/2018

BitPay Adds Two Stablecoins for Automatic Conversion

In late July, BitPay had managed to get the famous "BitLicense". Today we learn that BitPay continues to expand its business by offering two U.S. dollar-backed stablecoins: GUSD and USDC.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

Coinbase Opens Office in Dublin to Serve the European Market

The leading cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, has announced the opening of its new office in Dublin, the Irish capital city. Firm Starts European Operations Coinbase, the U.S.-based leading cryptocurrency exchange, has been working aggressively to grow its business. As part of its growth strategy, the company has taken multiple steps, including the launch of services for...

via ccn10/16/2018

27,000 Txn/s: Digital Asset Blockchain Beats Wall Street Bookkeeper’s Minimum Scale

A newly-published study has found that the Digital Asset blockchain can process a sustained 27,000 transactions per second.

via coindesk10/16/2018

Australian State Eyes Blockchain Upgrade for Property Transactions

The New South Wales state government is trialing blockchain tech from ChromaWay as part of a bid to digitize property conveyance by next summer.

via coindesk10/16/2018

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Restarts Fiat Deposits Claiming 'Improved' Process

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex says it has rolled out a new process for depositing fiat currency after it halted the service last week.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

The US Is Behind the Curve on Cryptocurrency Adoption, Says WEF Blockchain Head

Sheila Warren believes the United States is behind the curve on cryptocurrency payment adoption. The head of the World Economic Forum’s blockchain policy unit says the maturity of the e-commerce arena in Asia has the U.S. playing second fiddle. Asia Leads the World in Cryptocurrency Payment Technology In an op-ed published on CNN Business on...

via coindesk10/16/2018

The Crypto Protocol Trying to Unite Every Exchange Order Book

Imagine the liquidity of every crypto exchange, but in one giant pool. That's what Paradigm aims to build, and investors are on board.

via livebitcoinnews10/16/2018

PBoC is Seeking Cryptocurrency Recruits to Create Digital Coin

China’s central bank is reportedly recruiting crypto experts to create its own cryptocurrency despite its less than favorable stance to the market. Exploring the Market The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) appears interested in developing its own cryptocurrency. This is according to job posts by the Digital Currency Research Institute of the PBoC, reports the...

via bitcoinist10/13/2018

3 Cryptocurrencies That Could Outperform Bitcoin in the Medium-Term (GO, ICX, ETH)

ICOs were all the rage at the height of the 2017 crypto bull-run. However, with over 9 months in bear mode, most individuals have forgotten about them entirely. But with catalysts piling up in the short-term, cryptocurrencies that focused on ICOs could make a come back in Q4 of 2018 with GO and ICX leading the charge. Cryptocurrencies Market Situation There are literally catalysts piling up on top of catalysts from Yale’s investment in 2

via bitcoinist10/11/2018

Coinbase Pro Adds 0x (ZRX) Token Ahead of Mass Rollout

US cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase confirmed it would open trading for decentralized Ethereum token trading platform 0x’s native ZRX token on Coinbase Pro. Coinbase Opens ZRX Deposits In a blog post and tweet, officials revealed ZRX would fast go live on the Coinbase Pro professional trader platform, with and apps to follow later. As of now, Coinbase Pro users are able to deposit ZRX, with trading set to commence once “sufficient liquidity”

via bitcoinist10/10/2018

ICO Fundraising Decline Continues as Funding Hits 17-Month Low

Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) failed to surpass the $300 million fundraising mark for September 2018. ICO fundraising is now at its lowest point since mid-2017 as the crowdfunding scene continues to mirror the decline of the broader virtual currency market. Cryptocurrency ICO Fundraising Falls Below $300 Million in September 2018 According to Bloomberg, cryptocurrency and blockchain-based startups failed to raise up to $300 million from ICO crowdsales. Data from Autonomous Research shows that the