Juventus Soccer Club Offers Digital Trading Cards Through Sorare February 21, 2020

The Italian soccer team Juventus has a number of traditional collectibles available for purchase by its fans, but this week it’s taking them into the digital age. The sports club announced on Feb 19. it would be offering digital trading cards of its players through the blockchain-enabled platform Sorare. By using Ethereum technology, Sorare will […]

Gram Token Injunction Could Go Down to the Wire February 20, 2020

Following a two-hour hearing, a New York federal judge has extended the restraining order that prohibits Telegram from distributing its Gram tokens. On Feb 19, Judge P. Kevin Castel of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York reserved judgment on the US Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC)’s request for a preliminary […]

The Law Enforcement’s Guide to Policing Crypto Cybercrimes February 19, 2020

2019 demonstrated that cyber-attacks are getting more numerous in the cryptocurrency industry, while hardware remains vulnerable and high-profile data leaks are becoming more common. Even worse, the trend is a continuing one.  Way back in June 2018, Kaspersky Lab security experts reported an increase in the amount of malware targeting the cryptocurrency market. They noted […]

Chinese Exchange FCoin Closes Down, Still Owes Users $125 Million February 18, 2020

Zhang Jian, founder of Chinese crypto exchange Fcoin, revealed in a post earlier today that FCoin may not be able to pay the 7,000-13,000 BTC (that’s $67 million to $125 million) that it owes users.  According to Zhang, the exchange hasn’t been hacked and isn’t an exit scam. But evidence suggests it might be exactly […]

Crypto Games, a Market in the Making of Its Own Fortune February 17, 2020

Since the release of a game called CryptoKitties in November 2017, the concept of nonfungible tokens has been rooted in the minds of developers and crypto investors alike. The year 2019 was groundbreaking, with large, multinational companies beginning to draw attention to the new sector of digital assets and develop their own projects. In 2020, […]

Bitcoin Price Drop Nets Bitfinex 'Whale' $10 Million in 5 Minutes February 16, 2020

Late Saturday night on Feb. 15, Bitcoin (BTC) price briefly reclaimed the $10K mark after a tumultuous day of trading that saw the price drop 5.35% to $9,853. The possibility of a downside break was enhanced by Bitcoin’s failure to hold above $10,330 and for the past 4 days $10,450 to $10,500 served as a […]

Japan Uneased by Chinese CBDC, Plans on Digital Yen in ‘2 to 3’ Years February 15, 2020

China continues to pull ahead in the central bank digital currency race as more details on its secretive digital yuan project intermittently surface. As a result, more countries are beginning to worry about the potential implications. Over the past few weeks, a number of Japanese lawmakers have publicly expressed their preference for a CBDC controlled […]

New Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Policy to the SEC Chairman February 14, 2020

After naming Kristina Littman as Chief of the Division of Enforcement’s Cyber Unit in December, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced more fresh blood to its ranks. On Feb. 13, Nancy Sumption was announced as the successor to Kevin Zerrusen, the former Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Policy to Chairman Jay Clayton.  Nancy […]

Botched Iowa Caucuses Won't Cast Shadow Over Blockchain Voting February 13, 2020

According to a report released on Feb. 5, a mobile software application that was devised to help calculate the total number of votes in the Iowa Democratic caucus reportedly malfunctioned, resulting in the Democratic Party having to delay its public reporting of last Monday’s results. It was also revealed that a coding issue with the […]

Ethereum Price (ETH) Has Surged 92% in 2020 With Targets Set on $300 February 12, 2020

For the second time in two weeks, Ether price (ETH) has notched a new 2020 high. This time the surge from $217.83 to $253.79 occurred as Bitcoin’s (BTC) price reversed course from $9,700s and rallied to a new high at $10,346.83.  As Bitcoin rallied on Feb. 12, many altcoins pulled back in their BTC pairs […]

Aztec at Its Core: A Solution to Make Ethereum Transactions Anonymous February 11, 2020

On Feb. 1, part of the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain became anonymous. This is all thanks to the Aztec protocol that Thomas Walton-Pock and his team launched on the network’s mainnet last week. Aztec is designed not only to provide a high level of privacy on the ETH blockchain but also, according to its creators, it can […]

Overview and Market Trends of Crypto Games in 2020 February 10, 2020

After CryptoKitties proved to be successful in the mainstream limelight in 2017, a surge of digital collectibles built on blockchain technology ensued. This rising trend made it pretty clear that blockchain and gaming make a perfect match. While blockchain technology provides a reliable reward system for players to collect digital collectibles making the game worthwhile, […]

Bitcoin Price Hits $10,000 for the First Time in 2020 — Up 40% YTD February 9, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) briefly hit $10,000 on Feb. 9, capping a momentous first month of 2020 to reach its highest level since October last year. BTC seals $10K after three months Crypto market weekly price chart. Source: Coin360 Data from Coinbase exchange and Cointelegraph Markets showed that shortly after 3:00 a.m. UTC BTC/USD moved to $10,000 […]

Truth About Crypto Price Correlation: How Closely Does ETH Follow BTC? February 8, 2020

Cryptocurrency market sentiment is often influenced by various factors, such as expert forecasts or political events. However, if analyzing on a wider time frame, it turns out that the prices of most cryptocurrencies — especially of Ether (ETH) — could mostly depend on the valuation of Bitcoin (BTC). The results of research conducted by analysts […]

Coinbase and Ripple Push for Regulatory Framework, US Congress Stalls February 7, 2020

A new working group, spearheaded by senior employees of Ripple and Coinbase, is going to advise United States regulators on crypto-friendly policies. But congresspeople are too busy preparing for the upcoming elections, which means that U.S. crypto firms will have to continue hula-hooping through state-by-state regulations in the near future.  Earlier this month, a D.C.-based […]

Tezos (XTZ) Outperforms Bitcoin Price With 80% Monthly Gain February 6, 2020

Since the start of the year Bitcoin (BTC) has gained approximately 41% and on Feb. 5 the crypto asset thrilled investors as the price broke through the $9,500 resistance and rallied to set a new yearly high at $9,745.  In light of Bitcoin’s strong trend reversal from its 2019 bottom at $6,400, there is a […]

Block.one Puts $200,000 Up for Grabs in Puzzle Smart Contract Challenge February 5, 2020

Block.one announced a smart contract blockchain puzzle, touting a $200,000 prize for whoever figures it out.  “In this challenge, participants must create an EOSIO Smart Contract which can store and invoke EVM (Solidity) Smart Contracts in a virtual Ethereum-like environment,” a Feb. 3 announcement on EOSIO’s DevPost detailed.  EOSIO platform Built by a company known […]

Blockchain Plays an Unlikely Role in the Global Battle for Human Rights February 4, 2020

It’s a nightmarish scenario that is sadly familiar to many who are seeking work in foreign countries. Slavery and human trafficking — these are criminal industries that continue to flourish in many regions across the globe.  Such problems may seem distant and abstract to the average consumer in more developed regions, but it’s a very […]

Top 10 Congresspeople Working on Crypto Policy February 3, 2020

Following a year that has seen unprecedented interactions between United States legislators and the crypto industry, Cointelegraph has compiled a roster of congresspeople who have established stances and policies for blockchain and cryptocurrency that will shape the future of the industry within the country.  Some of the congresspeople listed are bullish on blockchain, while some […]

Cryptocurrency News From Japan: Jan. 26–Feb. 1 in Review February 2, 2020

Coincheck exchange tops the app charts, Japan’s central bank head forecasts CBDC demand, and more in news from Japan this past week. This week in Japan, SBI Holdings’ president said to watch for central bank digital currencies, or CBDC, Coincheck exchange tallied top app downloads for exchanges is 2019, Japan’s central bank head forecasted CBDC […]

2019's Top 10 Institutional Actors in Crypto February 1, 2020

Slowly but surely, institutional players are moving into the crypto/blockchain neighborhood. According to a 2019 Fidelity Investments survey, about 22% of institutional investors already have some exposure to digital assets, with most investments having been made within the past three years. Moreover, 4 in 10 respondents say they are open to future investments in digital […]

Litecoin Price Gains 22% as Chart ‘Cup and Handle’ Targets $100 January 31, 2020

On Jan. 30 Litecoin (LTC) lit up the charts in both it’s USD and Bitcoin (BTC) pars by rallying more than 20% to secure a spot as the highest daily gainer amongst the top-10 cryptos ranked by market capitalization.  Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Investors will recall that in 2019, Litecoin front-ran the […]

Did Ethereum Silently Give Up on Plasma? January 30, 2020

In a Jan. 27 post, Dragonfly Research proclaimed Plasma to be dead, noting that the Ethereum (ETH) community is converging on Optimistic Rollup, despite initial enthusiasm. The news comes in stark contrast to earlier claims by Plasma Group arguing that the technology was moving into production phase. The history of Plasma The original paper detailing […]

Bitcoin Price Rallies to Set a 2020 High Near $9.5K – Is $10K Next? January 29, 2020

Bitcoin (BTC) price has rallied to $9,439 and bulls have again shown that they have no intention of letting the crypto market’s most valuable asset stay below the $9K mark.  Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Earlier in the day Bitcoin’s price dropped below $9,000 to a daily low at $8,879, which led some analysts […]

Bitcoin Price Breaks Through Key Resistance as Traders Target $9.2K January 28, 2020

Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) bulls appear to have found a second wind which allowed them to push the price above $9,000 to a daily high at $9,150.  As discussed in an earlier analysis, bulls had been fighting to hold the price above $8,800 throughout the day and multiple attempts at knocking […]