Bitcoin Holds Over $5,300 as Top Altcoins See Mixed Signals April 20, 2019

Saturday, April 20 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight gains and losses capped under 2% on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering above the $5,300 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up about one percent on the day, trading at $5,342 at press time, according to […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 19 April 19, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The recovery in crypto prices has led to an […]

Binance Chain Launches, Firm Expects to Execute Mainnet Swap on April 23 April 18, 2019

Binance has launched its mainnet Binance Chain and expects to execute the swap of its native token Binance Coin (BNB) on April 23, according to an announcement on April 18. The major crypto exchange first revealed its plans to launch its own blockchain in December 2018, intending to build a basis for issuing new cryptocurrencies […]

Cambridge Study: Lack Of Standard Terms for Crypto Hampers Global Regulatory Response April 17, 2019

The lack of standard global terminology for crypto assets is a major impediment for the adoption of clear regulatory policies in the industry, according to a study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) released on April 16. According to the report, a variety of major terms in the crypto industry is often used […]

Arca Funds Files With SEC to Issue Stablecoin-Like Digitized Shares on ETH Blockchain April 16, 2019

Arca Funds, an American institutional-grade investment manager, is seeking regulatory approval to issue digitized securities on blockchain, according to a filing document released on April 12. The company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its Arca UST Coins — digitized shares that will be authenticated and then recorded […]

Binance Delists Bitcoin SV, CEO Calls Craig Wright a ‘Fraud’ April 15, 2019

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by reported volume, will delist bitcoin SV (BSV) after a week of controversy around the cryptocurrency’s creator, Craig Wright. The exchange announced Monday that it would be delisting all BSV trading pairs on April 22, just days after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ) threatened to do so if Wright […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BTC, EOS, METAHASH, ETH, TRX, ETC April 14, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank […]

Ethereum Core Developers Consider More Frequent and Smaller Hard Forks April 13, 2019

Ethereum (ETH) core developers are considering implementing more frequent and smaller hard forks, according to the most recent bi-weekly meeting held on April 12. The question of time between hard forks — or network updates — was brought up by the meeting’s moderator, Tim Beiko, who referenced it as an ongoing topic of discussion. Another […]

Binance CEO CZ: Whether It’s an ICO or an IEO, Regulatory Compliance Is Still an Issue April 12, 2019

Changpeng Zhao, the CEO and founder of top crypto exchange Binance, has underscored that exchange-hosted token offerings are no less subject to regulatory hurdles than their initial coin offering (ICO) predecessors. The CEO, better known in the industry as “CZ,” made his remarks in an interview with Bloomberg on April 10. As previously reported, so-called […]

MakerDAO to Increase Fees Above 10% in Bid to Stabilize DAI Stablecoin April 11, 2019

Investors who hold tokens in the programmatic lending protocol MakerDAO appear likely to approve a fifth fee increase that would further raise the cost of platform’s US dollar-backed stablecoin DAI. Since Monday, five different options have been presented to MakerDAO token holders, all of which suggested different possible increases to the platform’s “stability fee,” the most extreme […]

Mauritius Financial Regulator Issues Guidelines on Security Token Offerings April 10, 2019

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission (FSC) has issued a second guidance note concerning security token offering (STO) regulation, dated April 8. In the document, the FSC declared that security tokens are considered digitally represented securities as defined in the Securities Act of 2005. As a consequence, when STOs are conducted in or from Mauritius, the […]

Major Web Browser Firefox by Mozilla Now Blocks Web-Based Cryptojacking April 9, 2019

Major open-source browser Mozilla Firefox has launched new protections against crypto mining malware in its new browser versions, according to a blog post published on April 9. In its latest Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67 versions, Mozilla has enabled a new level of protection against crypto mining and fingerprinting hack attacks in a part […]

Electrum Faces Another Fake Wallet Attack, Users Reported to Lose Millions of Dollars April 8, 2019

Bitcoin (BTC) wallet service Electrum is facing an ongoing Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack on its servers, the company reported on Twitter on April 7. According to tech news website The Next Web, the new attack has caused users to lose estimatedly millions of dollars to date, with a single person alone reportedly losing about $140,000. The […]

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

Top Stories This Week PayPal Invests in Digital Identity-Focused Blockchain Startup in Apparent First Global online payments firm PayPal has invested in startup Cambridge Blockchain, a firm that focuses on leveraging the tech in order to give users more control over their digital identities. The investment, whose amount is undisclosed, is part of an extension […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BCH, LTC, DASH, NEO, XEM April 6, 2019

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The surge in Bitcoin on April 2 pulled […]

Bitcoin Wash Trading: Sifting Facts From Fears April 5, 2019

In mid-March, Bitwise Asset Management issued a damning report on Bitcoin (BTC) trading figures. The San Francisco-based index fund provider declared that up 95 percent of Bitcoin trading volume as seen on CoinMarketCap (CMC) was due to so-called wash trading. Wash trading is a type of market manipulation where sell and buy orders are simultaneously […]

Russian Gas Giant Gazprom to Use Blockchain in Gas Supply Agreements April 4, 2019

The Russian prime minister has welcomed an initiative to use blockchain in agreements over gas supplies by the country’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom, local finance news outlet Vestifinance reports on April 4. The news agency operates under Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR), a major TV channel. The head of Russia’s state-owned gas giant […]

SEC Staff Publish Framework for Determining If Digital Assets Are Investment Contracts April 3, 2019

Staff at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have published a framework to help market participants ascertain whether or not a digital asset is deemed to be an investment contract, and therefore a security. The new “Framework for ‘Investment Contract’ Analysis of Digital Assets” was published on April 3, accompanied by an official […]

‘Augur Scam’ Sparks Centralized Vs. Decentralized Debate on Reddit April 2, 2019

According to a Reddit thread on March 19, traders on Augur, a decentralized oracle and peer-to-peer protocol for prediction markets, are being scammed. The Reddit user claims that “some people” in the Augur community are exploiting a design element of the Augur protocol by purposefully creating invalid markets through ambiguous wording. This allows them to […]

US SEC Seeks Crypto Specialist Attorney Advisor to Develop Plan for Crypto Securities April 1, 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking to hire a crypto specialist attorney advisor for its Division of Trading and Markets (TM). The new job listing was posted on March 29 to the official government employment portal, USAJobs. The successful candidate will reportedly be tasked with establishing “a comprehensive plan to address […]

Russian Social Media Giant VK Eyes Launching its Own Crypto: Report March 31, 2019

The most popular social media platform in Russia, VKontakte (VK), is considering developing its own cryptocurrency, local news outlet RNS reported on March 28. Per the report, an unspecified person familiar with the company’s plans told the outlet that the project involves the creation of individual cryptocurrency accounts for all the users of the platform. […]

Former IBM and Cisco Executive Tom Noonan to Join Bakkt as Chairman of Board March 30, 2019

Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of institutional trading platform Bakkt, announced that former cybersecurity expert at IBM, Cisco and Endgame Tom Noonan will become the chairman of its board of directors. The development was reported in a Medium post published on March 29. Per the announcement, the founder, chairman and CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) […]

Hong Kong’s Securities Regulator Issues Detailed Guidance for Security Token Offerings March 29, 2019

Hong Kong’s securities regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued official guidance on security token offerings (STOs), in a statement published on March 28. The guidance aims to clarify the legal and regulatory requirements for parties engaging in STO-related activities. The document opens with a proposed working definition of a security token and […]

Blockchain-Based Diamond Exchange Cedex to Start Trading Diamonds Worth $50 Million March 28, 2019

Blockchain-enabled diamond exchange Cedex has secured more than 6,000 diamonds worth over $50 million that will be traded on its platform, Finance Magnates reported on March 27. Per the report, citing a press release from the firm, the supply is meant to ensure that traders have a sufficient variety of options from the launch of […]

Ukrainian Man Faces up to 6 Years in Jail for Cryptojacking on His Own Websites March 27, 2019

Ukraine’s Cyber Police have arrested a man who allegedly placed crypto mining malware scripts on his own websites, local law enforcement reported on March 26. The cyber crime unit of the national police of Ukraine arrested a 32-year-old man from the Bukovina region who allegedly placed cryptojacking software on a number of educational websites that […]