Bitcoin Approaches $11,000 With All Top 20 in Green July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 — crypto markets have seen another upward move, with all top 20 coins by market cap seeing major gains, while Bitcoin (BTC) has approached $11,000 mark again. Market visualization from Coin360 After dipping below the $11,000 threshold on July 14, Bitcoin has approached the price point today, with its intraday high of […]

Bitcoin Dominance Growing — What It Could Mean for Altcoins July 19, 2019

Bitcoin (BTC) has more than tripled in 2019, moving from under $4,000 at the start of the year and then topping out at a little under $14,000 in June. In the earlier part of 2019, altcoins seemed to be performing strongly, with many calling the trend “altseason.” However, since Bitcoin began its 2019 charge starting […]

Roubini: BitMEX in Violation of Securities Laws, Crypto a Metastasized Cancer July 18, 2019

Economist and anti-cryptocurrency pundit Nouriel Roubini has recently declared that there is “overwhelming evidence of rampant fraud and abuse” in the crypto space.  Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, also took aim specifically at the compliance policies of crypto exchange BitMEX in an essay entitled “The Great Crypto Heist.” The essay was […]

Jamie Dimon Says Libra Does Not Pose a Threat in Short Term July 17, 2019

Jamie Dimon, CEO of global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase, argued that Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra does not pose a threat in the foreseeable future. As reported by CNBC, Dimon delivered his comments during a conference call with analysts on Tuesday, July 16. Dimon said that he would not spend too much time on Libra, […]

Share Internet Data Launches Banking App in Tandem With LDJ Capital July 16, 2019

Internet crowdsourcing company Share Internet Data Ltd (SID) has partnered with private equity firm LDJ Capital to launch a blockchain-based digital banking solution. The new digital banking app is called LDJ Digital, according to a press release on July 16. According to the announcement, LDG Digital can function as a debit card and it supports […]

Market Maker Altonomy Raises $7M in Funding Round Led by Polychain Capital July 15, 2019

Cryptocurrency asset management firm Altonomy has raised $7 million in a seed round from digital assets investment company Polychain Capital, according to a press release on July 15. Singapore-based market maker Altonomy is planning to allocate the raised funds to source liquidity for institutional customers like spot and derivatives exchanges. Altonomy provides liquidity for Bitcoin […]

Hodler’s Digest, Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week July 14, 2019

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Trump tweets opposition to crypto, specifically Libra and Bitcoin Shrinking violet Donald […]

0x DEX Protocol Suspended Because of Vulnerability, Funds Safe July 13, 2019

The Ethereum (ETH) smart contract of 0x (ZRX) decentralized exchange (DEX) protocol has been suspended after a vulnerability has been uncovered in its code, the project’s team announced in a Medium post published on July 13. Per the announcement, third-party security researcher samczsun warned the 0x team about the vulnerability in the exchange smart contract […]

McAfee on BTC, Exile & the US: 'No Way the Current System Can Survive’ July 12, 2019

When people outside of crypto think of John McAfee, they think computers, cybersecurity, anti-virus software. But in the world of crypto and blockchain, you think of a yacht in tropical waters, passionate — and sometimes, admittedly, inebriated — tweets on tech and crypto… and an enviable amount of partying.  When I called McAfee to talk […]

Props Announces First SEC-Approved Consumer-Facing Blockchain Token July 11, 2019

Delaware-based blockchain organization Props PBC has released a token approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under Regulation A+, according to a press release on June 11. According to the company, this is “the first consumer facing crypto token qualified by the SEC” via Reg A+. As previously reported, Reg A+ is an alternative to […]

Vanuatu Extradicts Six Chinese Citizens Allegedly Involved in Crypto Scheme July 10, 2019

Vanuatu, a Pacific Island country, has extradited six Chinese citizens to the mainland, according to a report by Odaily Planet Daily on July 10.  The suspects were reportedly arrested in the course of an ongoing investigation of the PlusToken cryptocurrency platform which, according to the Yancheng Public Security Bureau, is a pyramid scheme.  As per […]

Chia Releases Green Paper Detailing Eco-Friendly Means of Crypto Mining July 9, 2019

San Francisco-based tech firm Chia Network has released a green paper that describes an eco-friendly means of mining cryptocurrencies. The green paper provides a description of how proof of space and proof of time create a “Nakamoto-style” consensus algorithm for Chia’s blockchain. Specifically, Chia proposes to “farm” rather than mine to verify blockchains that issue […]

Study: Blockchain Supply Chain Market to Reach Over $9B by 2025 July 8, 2019

The global blockchain supply chain market is expected to reach over $9 billion by 2025, according to a study published by market research and consulting firm Allied Market Research (AMR) on July 8. AMR estimates that the global blockchain supply chain market will amount to $9.85 billion by 2025, showing an 80.2% surge of the […]

Hodler’s Digest, July 1–7: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week July 7, 2019

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin price ‘extremely bullish’ again after 20% pump over […]

How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Investment Landscape July 6, 2019

David Hodge is the director of European operations for AEI Consultants, an employee-owned international consulting firm that provides comprehensive services to commercial lenders, property owners, managers, tenants, and developers, industries, institutions, government agencies and insurers, including many Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1992, AEI is based in the San Francisco Bay area, with offices across […]

Sophisticated Trading Bot Exploits Synthetix Oracle, Funds Recovered July 5, 2019

When Ethereum-based synthetic asset issuance platform Synthetix, which allows users to mint and trade synthetic currencies in a peer-to-peer fashion, lost track of more than 37 million synthetic Ether (sETH) on June 24, the company stopped all trading on its platform. While users only lost trading access for 24 hours, the event led to trades […]

Tether Stablecoin: Can the Crypto Market Live Without It? July 4, 2019

There is perhaps no other crypto asset more subject to scrutiny and accusations of impropriety than the Tether stablecoin. The startup behind the coin has been blamed for market manipulation while its business dealings and accounting practices have stirred up many concerns. Critics argue that Tether lacks transparency, possibly engages in criminal activity and does […]

Blockchain Dev Firm Launches First Smart Contracts on Microsoft’s .NET July 3, 2019

Developers can now write smart contracts in C# on Microsoft’s .NET architecture. Blockchain development firm Stratis Group Ltd has launched the first smart contracts on Microsoft’s .NET architecture, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on July 3. The company has introduced the Cirrus Sidechain Masternodes and Stratis Smart Contracts products designed to enable […]

Crypto Exchange Bitfinex Repaid $100 Million to Stablecoin Operator Tether July 2, 2019

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced that it repaid $100 million of outstanding loan facility to stablecoin operator Tether in a post on its official blog on July 2. Per the announcement, Bitfinex made the repayment via wire transfer to Tether’s bank account and the amount was not yet due to be paid to the operator under […]

‘Not Everyone Is Happy but We Have to Move on,’ Some Challenges to the FATF’s New Guidance July 1, 2019

“Travel rule” was a term frequently heard at the V-20 Summit, which took place in parallel with the G-20 meeting in Osaka, Japan from June 28 to 29. Regulators and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) — such as exchanges from different countries — met in Osaka for two days and discussed how to implement the […]

Cryptocurrency Mobile App Downloads Stall Amid Price Surge: Report June 30, 2019

Despite bitcoin’s (BTC) recent price surge, the download count of cryptocurrency-related mobile applications is not increasing, Bloomberg reports on June 28 Data form mobile app analytics firm App Annie shows that, while in the first half of 2018 there were 65.8 million cryptocurrency-related app downloads, in the first six months of this year there were […]

Daily Ethereum Transactions Exceed One Million, a First Since May 2018 June 29, 2019

Daily transactions registered on the Ethereum (ETH) network exceeded one million yesterday, June 28, for the first time since May 2018, according to data reported by leading Ethereum block explorer Etherscan. Per Etherscan data, on June 28 there were 1,004,170 transactions confirmed on the Ethereum blockchain. Before yesterday, the last time the Ethereum chain registered […]

Kik Hands Off Defend Crypto Frund to The Blockchain Association June 28, 2019

The Blockchain Association, a collective of advocates involved with the blockchain industry, has taken over the Defend Crypto fund set up by Kik According to an official blog post on June 28, Kik — the company behind Kik Messenger and the kin (KIN) cryptocurrency — believes that the Blockchain Association “will be in the best […]

Seychelles to Host First Regulated Tokenized Security on a National Stock Market June 27, 2019

Seychelles-based securities exchange MERJ will purportedly list the first regulated security token on a national stock market, according to a report by Bloomberg on June 25. As per the report, these security tokens are digital asset shares that will trade alongside stock for MERJ Exchange Ltd, the company behind the MERJ exchange. The report notes […]

TRON Foundation Announces $20 Million Buyback Plan June 26, 2019

The Tron Foundation has announced a $20 million buyback plan in a blog post published on June 25. The buyback is purportedly part of an initiative to bolster community activity and market stability. The company is going to conduct the largest tron (TRX) token buyback plan so far with the widest coverage in the secondary […]