via cointelegraph10/22/2019

Ripple Adds Four Members to Regulatory Team, Joins Blockchain Association

San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced four new appointments to its global regulatory team.

via coindesk10/22/2019

FinCEN Director Warns of ‘Hard Time’ for Crypto Firms That Don’t Follow Law

There is no ambiguity: crypto startups must follow U.S. AML laws or suffer the consequences, said FinCEN's Kenneth Bianco.


via insider.pro10/22/2019

Revolut to Issue Debit Cards in US in Partnership with Mastercard

Fintech startup Revolut has partnered with Mastercard to issue debit cards in the US.

via bitcoinist10/22/2019

Venture Capitalist is “Ice Cold” on Crypto Projects

Crypto projects are too far-fetched in business sense and venture capital is “ice cold” about investing in the sector, said an unnamed VC, sparking a Twitter discussion. VC Cooled Off on Crypto Funding? Crypto and blockchain projects will require a new business model, and are not the same as tech projects, the comment ran. The prevailing opinion, however, is that crypto projects are here to stay and may be the next big thing in tech.

via insider.pro10/22/2019

China's Regulator Approves 309 Blockchain Services

China's cyberspace regulator has just approved 309 blockchain services in the country.

via bitcoinist10/22/2019

Russia to Ban Facebook if US Blocks Libra Cryptocurrency

A Russian government official says the nation will ban Facebook if the US decides to block the company’s Libra cryptocurrency. Putin Aide: Ask US About Libra Speaking to reporters on Oct. 22, Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin’s special representative for IT confirmed his official position on Libra, as well as Telegram’s prospective cryptocurrency, Gram. “If Libra launches without controls, or Gram, the likelihood of the scenario appearing in which we block (Facebook) significantly increases, not

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

New Research: Energy DLT Apps’ CAGR to Surge 67% Over the Next Decade

Global blockchain apps to generate $19 billion in cumulative revenue over the next decade, hitting an annual market size of $7.7 billion in 2028.


via cointelegraph10/22/2019

Bank of Cambodia: We’ll Allow More Control With Blockchain Payments

Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia Serey Chea said that blockchain payments will enable greater financial control and remittance efficiency.

via coindesk10/22/2019

Flaws in LocalBitcoins Data Call Into Question Regional Adoption Claims

LocalBitcoins data is a starting point for research, but it isn't conclusive evidence of grassroots adoption.

via insider.pro10/22/2019

Opera Adds Direct BTC Payments

Opera has become the first browser to integrate direct bitcoin payments.

via bitcoinist10/21/2019

Korean Crypto Market is ‘Pretty Dead’, Says Primitive Ventures Founder

Korean traders have thrown in the towel, with crypto trading volumes visibly lower over the last few months. The Kimchi premium is now completely gone, and the slower volumes have wiped out the markets for multiple altcoins. Korean Traders Lose Taste for Risk Dovey Wan, the co-founder of PrimitiveCrypto, has commented on the outflow of traders, as the Korean markets show a serious case of crypto fatigue. Korea market is pretty dead … even with

via insider.pro10/21/2019

Top 5 Crypto Gifts

Looking for a crypto related gift for a friend? Then search no further!


via insider.pro10/21/2019

HTC Releases Smartphone That Can Run Full BTC Nodes

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has just launched a smartphone with bitcoin full node capabilities.

via livebitcoinnews10/21/2019

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Primed For More Gains Above $0.3000

Ripple price gained bullish momentum and rallied above the $0.2750 resistance against the US dollar. The price is currently consolidating gains above the $0.2800 and $0.2750 levels. There is a crucial bullish trend line forming with support near $0.2800 on the 4-hours chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Bittrex). The price is likely...

via livebitcoinnews10/20/2019

Will the End of 2019 Mark a Big Change for Bitcoin?

So, what’s going to happen with bitcoin over the next week? Bitcoin: as Unpredictable as Ever The following seven days will mark the final full week of October. From there, we’ll be heading into November, which as we all remember, marked a rather rough time for crypto and all its fans late last year. The...

via bitcoinist10/18/2019

Bitcoin Has Corrected 40% Countless Times Before Another Bull Run

As we come to the end of another week on crypto markets bitcoin has held on to support. Many of the altcoins have taken a bit of a beating however, and total market capitalization has shrunk $5 billion since Monday. Bearish sentiment is abound but BTC may simply have just completed its 40% correction as expected. Support Holds For Bitcoin BTC dropped below $8k for the fourth time yesterday but again did not stay there

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 coindesk10/22/2019

Facebook Risks Banking Ties Over Libra Concerns, Says ING Exec

ING CEO Ralph Hamers said Libra could make it difficult for banks to accept or keep the project's creator as a client.


via coindesk10/22/2019

Facebook’s Marcus Says China Wins With Digital Renminbi if US Nixes Libra

David Marcus, Facebook’s executive on Libra project, said China will create a digital currency system that the U.S. might not be able to reach.

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

Kik Messenger Saved From the Verge of Shutdown

Kik almost went to the verge of shutting down because of its lawsuit with the SEC. A buyout from MediaLab saved it.

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

‘No Borders’ — Alistair Milne Sends Bitcoin Instead of $2.6K Gold Bar

Following a giveaway announcement in September, Alistair Milne gives away Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 Denarium gold bar.

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

Adam Back: Creating Altcoins More Attractive Than Building on Bitcoin

Bitcoin technology pioneer Adam Back explained that there’s a greater financial incentive to creating altcoins compared to building on Bitcoin.


via coindesk10/22/2019

Bitcoin IRA Is Letting Customers Lend Out Their Crypto Retirement Funds

The digital asset IRA company will offer interest on cryptocurrency and cash holdings that customers want to lend out.

via coindesk10/22/2019

Bitcoin May Rise Toward $8,800, Short-Term Cross Indicates

A short-term bitcoin price indicator has turned bullish, strengthening the case for a test of key resistance above $8,800.

via insider.pro10/22/2019

Binance Joins Governing Council of Kakao's Blockchain Project

Binance has just announced it has joined Klaytn's governing council.

via livebitcoinnews10/22/2019

Tron (TRX) Price Analysis: Bulls Sighting Fresh Increase Above $0.0165

Tron price is holding an important support near $0.0145 and correcting higher against the US Dollar. TRX price is facing a strong resistance near the $0.0162 and $0.0165 levels. There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near $0.0162 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Bitfinex). The price is likely to rise...

via livebitcoinnews10/22/2019

Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Facing Significant Resistance

Ethereum price is holding the $168 support area and correcting higher against the US Dollar. ETH price is facing a strong resistance near the $178 and $180 levels. There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance near $178 on the 4-hours chart (data feed from Coinbase). The price is likely to start a...

via livebitcoinnews10/21/2019

Moon Allows You Pay for Amazon Goods with Crypto

Do you shop on Amazon? Would it be easier to pay with crypto than it would be to pay with fiat? If so, you should check out a new startup called “Moon.” Moon: The New Way to Pay Moon is a company that began through the hands of three individuals. The venture allows you to...

via insider.pro10/21/2019

Bitfinex Files for Subpoena to Recover $880 million

The crypto exchange has filed an application with a U.S. court to recover $880M in frozen funds.

via insider.pro10/21/2019

Bitmain Launches in Texas Largest Mining Farm in the World

The Chinese mining giant has completed the construction of a mining center in Rockdale, Texas.

via livebitcoinnews10/20/2019

U.S. Considers Developing Digital Currency to Compete with Libra

It seems like Facebook’s new currency, Libra, has regulators scared out of their wits… So much, in fact, that the United States government is now looking into potentially developing its own digital currency – issued by its central bank – as a means of competing. Libra Has Everyone Terrified Libra, as we all know, has...

via bitcoinist10/18/2019

Huobi To Start Tether Trading For ‘Important’ Turkey Lira By End Of 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi plans to become the first international player to launch trading of Turkey’s Lira by 2020. Huobi: Lira is 5th Biggest Fiat On-Ramp In a press release issued on October 18, Huobi said the first step in its expansion into the Turkish market should go live by the end of the year.  The exchange is seeking to gain a foothold in Turkey, which it identifies as a prospective active market based on

via livebitcoinnews10/18/2019

Bitcoin Cash Analysis: BCH Could Continue To Slide

Bitcoin cash price is struggling to rebound and is trading below $225 against the US Dollar. The price is currently declining and it could slide below the $210 and $205 supports. There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $220 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from Kraken)....

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 cointelegraph10/22/2019

Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom

Author of the Token Taxonomy Act and member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Rep. Davidson speaks with Cointelegraph ahead of Zuckerberg hearing.

via bitcoinist10/22/2019

Crypto “Marketing Experts” End Up in Scams, Affirms Jimmy Song

Crypto developer Jimmy Song has tweeted that many ‘marketing experts” who enter the crypto space end up working for scam projects. Bitcoin Doesn’t Need Them Crypto author, Song, posted on Twitter yesterday three points. In his opinion, unlike Bitcoin, it is the so-called shitcoins, or altcoins for everyone else, that require the assistance of those that claim to be experts for a crypto project to gain some traction in the space. Yet, he also thinks

via coindesk10/22/2019

Ripple Boosts Blockchain Advocacy Efforts With DC Office

Ripple has opened a new D.C. office and expanded its regulatory team as it seeks to better educate policymakers on blockchain tech.


via coindesk10/22/2019

WATCH: Ava Blockchain Founder Plans to Launch in December

The Ava blockchain should launch later this year, said founder Emin Gün Sirer.

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

Bitcoin Price Turns Boring Again as Traders Consider Chances of $8.5K

Limited movement on markets sees BTC keep support above $8K but resistance higher up remains conspicuous.

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

Banks May Cut Ties With Facebook if Libra Is Launched: ING CEO

Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers.

via coindesk10/22/2019

Casa Is Helping Bitcoin Investors Pass on Their Holdings When They Die

The bitcoin custody provider has launched a new service to help holders ensure their assets are passed to loved ones in the event of their death.

via cointelegraph10/22/2019

UK Gov’t: FCA Will Make Final Decision on Banning Crypto Derivatives

The U.K. government has stressed that is up to regulators, not the executive, to decide on a proposed ban on certain crypto derivatives for retail investors.


via coindesk10/22/2019

Fiat-to-Crypto ‘Carry Trade’ May Tempt Traders Tired of Negative Interest Rates

In the era of negative rates, return-hungry investors may increasingly borrow in low-interest fiat and invest in higher-yielding crypto accounts.

via insider.pro10/21/2019

Trump’s Former Adviser Launches Stablecoin to Compete with Central Banks

Stephen Moore is convinced that stablecoin in the current world of digitalization is an important alternative to state-backed money.

via insider.pro10/21/2019

Binance Adds Support for Russian Ruble

It's expected that the support for the Russian ruble should appear within two weeks.

via bitcoinist10/21/2019

XRP Won’t See $1 Again, Here’s Why

The XRP digital coin, distributed far and wide by Ripple, Inc., is among the most talked-about assets on social media. But despite the highly active community, and the millions of coins given away, XRP is stuck beneath $0.30. XRP Went to Extraordinary Peak Values XRP reached a peak above $3.65 back at the start of 2018, before starting its deep crash, losing more than 90% of its value. The peak prices were achieved under the

via livebitcoinnews10/21/2019

Stellar Lumen (XLM) Price Could Revisit $0.060 Before Higher

Stellar lumen price is struggling to gain momentum above the $0.0650 resistance against the US Dollar. XLM price is currently consolidating below the $0.0640 and $0.0650 resistance levels. There is a significant breakout pattern forming with support near $0.0622 on the 4-hours chart (data feed via Kraken). The pair could either rally above $0.0650 or...

via livebitcoinnews10/20/2019

XRP Is October’s Biggest Crypto Performer

Earlier, Live Bitcoin News reported that this month’s biggest performer was arguably Ripple’s XRP, and that the third-largest cryptocurrency was experiencing the most action as of late. While bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and bitcoin cash were all traversing through the doldrums, it was XRP that was making the initial rounds of success through the crypto industry....

via bitcoinist10/18/2019

Libra Roundup: G7 Voice Concerns, Senator Adds Support, New Study Emerges

Today, G7 countries have documented their concerns about the impact of stablecoins on the global monetary system, US Senator Michael Rounds has offered fresh words of support, and a new survey has emerged on Libra adoption 67% of Nigerian Businesses Would Welcome Libra While Facebook’s intention to launch a global digital currency sparked reactions among governments and regulators in developed countries, no-one has bothered to ask the opinion of potential users, especially in developing countries.

via bitcoinist10/17/2019

No, Pepsi’s ‘Pepcoin’ Is Not a New Cryptocurrency

Many people believe that one of the main drivers for mass adoption is major corporations launching their own cryptocurrencies. But sadly, that isn’t going to be Pepsi just yet despite what some have suggested. Pepcoin Is a Rewards Program FMCG giant Pepsico recently announced a new rewards program called Pepcoin last month in conjunction with PayPal and Venmo. But for those of you who wrongly assumed that Pepsi had begun its foray into the crypto

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