Japan to Solarize Its Burgeoning Digital Economy, Expert Take August 18, 2019

Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, which is currently produced with coal and fossil fuels that have adverse environmental effects. A global shift toward green energy will require the removal of the technological/infrastructural, financial […]

US Customs and Border to Trial Blockchain Shipping Proof-of-Concept August 17, 2019

A United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) advisory committee, is planning to launch a live test of its blockchain-based intellectual property rights proof of concept. The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will run its tests from late August to late September, per a report published on the CBP’s website. The COAC advises the […]

Bitcoin Price Shows Signs of Recovery as Altcoin Market Stays Red August 16, 2019

Thursday, Aug. 15 — Bitcoin (BTC) is seeing some upward movement as Ether (ETH) and XRP continue to slump. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading at $10,407 at press time, representing a 0.82% price increase on the day. Bitcoin has ranged from just under $10,000 to over $12,000 this month and had most recently […]

Walmart Files Patent for Blockchain-Based Drone Communication System August 15, 2019

American retail giant Walmart has submitted a patent application for a drone communication system that is based on blockchain technology.  Walmart filed its patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Aug. 1. The filing describes a system on a drone that encrypts and stores that drone’s operational parameters. That information is […]

Icon to Giveaway $570,000 in Tokens to Promote Voting, Decentralization August 14, 2019

The Icon Foundation, the group behind the Icon blockchain network, is giving away 3 million ICX tokens — worth ~$570,000 — in anticipation of its upcoming Public Representative (P-Rep) elections. The giveaway will last from August 26 to September 24 for IXC token holders who opt to participate in P-Rep voting. Icon shared news of […]

Binance’s Trust Wallet Releases Desktop App for MacOS August 13, 2019

The Binance-owned digital currency wallet, Trust Wallet, has released a desktop application for macOS. The team behind Trust Wallet announced the development in a tweet today, Aug. 12, also revealing that the wallet will be available in the Mac App Store shortly. In a series of tweets, Trust Wallet founder Viktor Radchenko disclosed that support […]

Justin Sun: Tron’s Listing on Major US Exchange Is #1 Priority August 12, 2019

Tron (TRX) founder Justin Sun has said that getting the cryptocurrency listed on the American version of Binance or Coinbase is his company’s number one priority. The entrepreneur was responding to tweets from Tron enthusiasts on Aug. 9, with some claiming that investors were concerned that United States citizens will be unable to trade TRX […]

Bitcoin Price Drops on the Day as Altcoins Send Mixed Messages August 11, 2019

Saturday, Aug. 10 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting largely reddish movement on the day, as Bitcoin (BTC) price saw a sudden dip earlier today. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin’s price is currently down 4.62% on the day, trading at around $11,370 at press time, according to Coin360 after slipping from around $11,800 […]

New Jersey Governor Signs Bill to Establish Blockchain Task Force August 10, 2019

Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy recently signed bill S2297, which is an act to create a so-dubbed New Jersey Blockchain Initiative Task Force. The purpose of the task force is purportedly to study blockchain solutions for the benefit of the state. The news that Murphy passed this bill comes by way of an announcement […]

tZERO to Offer Public Trading Starting Aug. 12, Expects Up To 50,000 Investors August 9, 2019

Retail giant Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary company, tZERO, plans to allow the public to trade its security tokens in four days. Saum Noursalehi, CEO of tZERO, shared the announcement with CoinDesk, per a report published on Aug. 8. According to the announcement, Aug. 12 marks the end of a one year lock period following the company’s […]

BMO Chief Investment Strategist: Too Soon to Call Bitcoin a Safe Haven August 8, 2019

Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at the investment banking company BMO Capital Markets, said that he thinks it is premature to call Bitcoin (BTC) a safe haven from economic turmoil. Belski shared his views on Aug. 7 on CNN Business show Markets Now, where he said: “Bitcoin has been excessively volatile, especially the last couple […]

LedgerX: Media Misreports BTC Futures Status, Option ‘Coming Soon’ August 7, 2019

Earlier this week, United States-regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform LedgerX was reported to launch the first physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts in the country, therefore stealing a march on Bakkt and ErisX. However, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) soon refuted that information by stating that the exchange has not yet been properly cleared […]

Trading Platform EToro Adds Support for Tezos Amid Price Surge August 6, 2019

EToro, a United Kingdom-based exchange and social network for investors and traders, has rolled out trading support for Tezos (XTZ) on Aug. 5. As eToro tweeted today, Tezos, the 16th-top cryptocurrency by market capitalization, is now available for trading on the platform. According to a press release, Tezos has become the 15th crypto asset to […]

Why Is the US Not Yet a Leader in Crypto Regulation? — Experts Answer August 5, 2019

Regulatory frameworks for Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies have developed differently around the globe, ranging from outright bans to so-called “crypto-friendly” legislation. Despite being an economic leader, many within the crypto industry argue that the United States in particular has not yet gained a leading position among governments actively working to regulate this new technology.  […]

Exchange OKEx Launches Data Analytics Platform for Derivatives Trading August 4, 2019

Malta-based digital asset exchange OKEx has launched a new comprehensive data insights platform that covers trading trends for derivatives. According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph, this platform will reportedly allow OKEx users to see real-time data on the exchange’s futures and perpetual swap markets for nine major tokens, including the top cryptocurrencies BTC, […]

Elliptic Launches Data Set to Identify Crypto Money Laundering August 3, 2019

Cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has released the Elliptic Data Set, geared toward identifying cryptocurrency transactions associated with money laundering (AML). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 2. Making the crypto world more transparent Having developed a data set of 200,000 Bitcoin (BTC) transactions with a total value of […]

Brazilian Cryptocurrency Brokerage Wins Lawsuit Over Closed Bank Account August 2, 2019

Brazil-based cryptocurrency brokerage M Intermediação e Prestação de Serviço Ltda. has won a lawsuit against Banco Bradesco, which was initiated after the bank closed M Intermediação’s account. Cointelegraph Brazil reported the legal victory in a report on August 1. According to the report, M Intermediação uses the Bitcoin network as well as traditional bank accounts […]

US Security Token Platform Adds New Policies to Comply with FinCEN August 1, 2019

Security tokens platform TokenSoft has officially added Know Your Business (KYB) services following a successful alpha test in 2018. The San Francisco-based token issuance platform said in a press release on July 31 that the KYB feature was added in order to enhance customer due diligence (CDD) requirements in compliance with an amendment to the […]

Major Indian Trade Organization Speaks Out Against Proposed Crypto Ban July 30, 2019

Nasscom, a major Indain trade organization, has said that it is against a blanket ban on cryptocurrencies, which was recently proposed by a governmental panel in the country According to a report by local financial periodical The Economic Times on July 30, Nasscom commented: “Nasscom believes that the recent proposal of the inter-ministerial committee of […]

Circle CEO to Testify Before Senate on Blockchain and Digital Assets July 29, 2019

Circle co-founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire is scheduled to testify before congress tomorrow as a representative of The Blockchain Association — a business organization comprised of blockchain industry advocates.  Allaire will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in an open session hearing called “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and […]

Hodler’s Digest, July 22–28: Libra Doubts, Bitcoin Slumps, McAfee Behind Bars July 28, 2019

Coming every Sunday, 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 Facebook to work ‘however long it takes’ to win over regulators on […]

Ethereum Blockchain Solutions for Enterprise Business: Pros and Cons July 27, 2019

Ethereum currently is known as the most popular public blockchain network for the development of decentralized applications (DApps) and smart contracts. Its prospective blockchain protocol is one of the few cryptocurrency projects actually achieving real-world adoption, with dozens of applications that can be divided into 11 major categories: open finance, decentralized exchanges, gaming, collectibles, marketplaces, […]

Report: Bill Miller Hedge Fund Surges 46% Thanks to Bitcoin, Amazon July 26, 2019

The hedge fund of famous investor Bill Miller saw 46% growth in the first half of 2019, reportedly in some part from investing in Bitcoin (BTC). Citing an investor document, Bloomberg reports on July 26 that Miller achieved such outstanding results by investing in Bitcoin among other high-performing stocks. Alongside Bitcoin, other investments in the […]

Croatian Post Launches Pilot Program for Crypto-to-Fiat Exchange July 25, 2019

The Croatian Post has partnered with Electrocoin to run a pilot program for a crypto-to-fiat exchange in the city of Zadar. The pilot service will reportedly enable crypto holders to convert Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Stellar (XLM), XRP and EOS to cash in one of the Croatian Post’s local offices, according to an announcement by […]

Chinese Company The9 Said to Be First Foreign Telegram ICO Investor July 24, 2019

According to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Chinese company The9 Ltd bought 5,297,257 tokens during a Telegram initial token offering in January 2018 for $2 million dollars. The filing also states that The9 has invested in multiple blockchain-based companies as of 2018.  According to a report by Russian business […]