Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Binance Coin, Cardano, IOTA, Neo, Tron January 21, 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. Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be in high […]

Bitcoin Nears $3,750 as Top Cryptos See Moderate Gains January 20, 2019

Saturday, Jan. 19 — all the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to moderate gains in the 24 hours to press time. Bitcoin’s (BTC) price is nearing $3,750 again, according to Coin360 data. Market visualization from  Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin is up about 2 percent on the day, trading at around $3,730. Looking at […]

ICOs Raised $160 Million in First Half of January, Report Says January 19, 2019

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) completed in the first half of January have raised around $160 million. The figure was provided in a report by ICO rating service ICObench shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 18. ICOs completed by Jan. 15 have managed to raise about 33 percent of the combined amount raised in the previous month […]

Crypto Exchange Coinbase Acquires San Francisco-Based Tech Startup Blockspring January 18, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider Coinbase has acquired Andreessen Horowitz-backed tech startup Blockspring. The purchase was revealed in a blog post published Jan. 14. San Francisco-based Blockspring produces tools that enable developers to automatically gather and process information from application programming interfaces (APIs). In 2015, the company raised $3.4 million in a round led […]

Binance Freezes ‘Some’ Tokens Stolen From Cryptopia: CEO CZ January 17, 2019

Major Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has frozen tokens sent to its wallet by the entity who allegedly hacked New Zealand exchange Cryptopia, CEO Changpeng Zhao reported in a tweet Jan. 16. Cryptopia, which is currently shut down as police investigate the hack, lost at least $3.6 million in cryptocurrency, sources reported. While the total amount seized […]

Crypto Exchange Binance Enters European Markets, Launches Binance Jersey January 16, 2019

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance is expanding to European markets with the launch of a new platform for fiat-to-cryptocurrency trading, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 16. According to the release, Binance is launching a new trading platform, dubbed Binance Jersey, designed for fiat-to-crypto trading of the euro (EUR) and British pound […]

Coinbase, Kraken Join Major Exchanges Supporting Ethereum Constantinople Hard Fork January 15, 2019

Major United States cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase and Kraken became the latest to confirm support for Ethereum’s (ETH) Constantinople hard fork, both announcing on Twitter, Jan. 14. The two major exchanges join Binance, Huobi and OKEx in pledging to monitor the event, which will trigger at Ethereum block height 7,080,000, expected this week. “Coinbase intends to […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Tron, Neo, Cardano, Binance Coin, Litecoin January 14, 2019

After a strong start in 2019, the crypto markets have witnessed sharp selling that dragged the prices down by about 10 percent on Jan. 10. This indicates that the process of bottom formation will be volatile. The traders should aim to book quick profits and trail their stops higher to protect any potential profits. The […]

Malaysian Government Reportedly Still Undecided on Whether to Legalize Crypto January 13, 2019

The Malaysian government is reportedly still undecided whether to legalize cryptocurrencies, English-language local media New Straits Times reports on Jan. 12. When answering a query about whether digital currencies are currently legal or illegal, Khalid Abdul Samad, the Malaysian federal territories minister, reportedly said: “At the moment, the answer is neither legal nor illegal as […]

2018 Sees 550% Uptick in Exempt ICO Securities Offerings Filed With the US SEC: Report January 12, 2019

2018 witnessed a significant uptick in the number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) authorized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to sell securities to large-scale investors, according to financial news channel MarketWatch, Jan. 11. MarketWatch reportedly compiled its data for 2018 by searching the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) […]

Japanese Regulators Grant Cryptocurrency Exchange License to Coincheck January 11, 2019

Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has granted full permission for cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck to continue operating in the country. Cointelegraph Japan reported on the development on Jan. 11, quoting an official communique. Coincheck, which was hacked in January 2018, losing altcoin tokens worth $530 million at the time, now joins the slowly […]

Thai Ministry of Finance Gives Digital Asset Business Licenses to Four Firms January 10, 2019

The Thai Ministry of Finance has issued digital asset business licenses to four crypto-related firms, according to a notice published by the country’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jan. 8. According to the announcement, the licenses were issued by the finance ministry “under the recommendation of the SEC Board.” The four companies that received a […]

Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Bitcoin Still Above $4,000 January 9, 2019

Tuesday, Jan. 8 — crypto markets are seeing mixed signals, according to data from Coin360, after a day mostly in the green. Bitcoin (BTC) still remains above current psychological barrier of $4,000, while some of the other major cryptocurrencies see mild losses. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin has not dipped below the $4,000 mark for […]

Japan's Financial Watchdog Seeks to Regulate Unregistered Crypto Investment Firms January 8, 2019

Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering the regulation of unregistered firms that solicit investments in cryptocurrencies, Cointelegraph Japan reports on Jan. 8. The development is reportedly a bid to close a loophole in the country’s existing regulatory framework, in which unregistered firms that collect funds in crypto rather than fiat currencies remain in a […]

Nevada Issues Almost 1,000 Marriage Certificates on Ethereum, But Gov’t Acceptance Varies January 7, 2019

Blockchain technology has already found its way into local government services in the United States, but Nevada particularly is proactive, the AP reported on Jan. 7. Citing specifically the use of blockchain to issue digital marriage certificates, the publication found that two counties in the Silver State had already integrated the technology or were running […]

ICO Market 2018 vs 2017: Trends, Capitalization, Localization, Industries, Success Rate January 6, 2019

Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The ICO market data is provided by ICObench, based upon the projects’ announcements recorded in ICObench database, which includes over 5,100 ICOs since August 2015. In 2018, 2,284 […]

‘Crypto Needs Rules’ Says New Gemini Ad Campaign January 5, 2019

The Gemini cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins in 2014 is calling for better regulation of the crypto space in a new ad campaign, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on Jan. 4. Placards on taxis and in the New York City subway contain slogans like “crypto needs rules” while simultaneously suggesting that Gemini […]

Proof of Keys Event Aims to Challenge Perceived Centralization of Cryptocurrencies January 4, 2019

The “Proof of Keys” event aimed against centralized exchanges is happening today, Jan. 3, spearheaded by Bitcoin (BTC) investor Trace Mayer. The Proof of Keys event is essentially a bank run on centralized exchanges, wherein activists are called to withdraw all their cryptocurrency funds from centralized trading platforms and store them in their own wallets. […]

From Dorian Nakamoto to Elon Musk: The Incomplete List of People Speculated to Be Satoshi Nakamoto January 3, 2019

Ten years ago, on Jan. 3, 2009, the Bitcoin (BTC) network was created as Satoshi Nakamoto mined the genesis block, also known as block number zero. However, the identity behind the Bitcoin creator has remained one of the biggest mysteries in the crypto community since the original white paper was published by Satoshi in October […]

Top Cryptos See Modest Gains After Wavering Earlier Today January 2, 2019

Jan. 1 — the top 20 coins are seeing moderate gains over the 24-hour period. Bitcoin has scaled back above $3,800 after falling below the mark earlier today. Market visualization from Coin360 At press time, Bitcoin (BTC) is up 3.1 percent and is trading at $3,863.18. On its weekly chart, the major cryptocurrency is still […]

Iran Declares Telegram Crypto Aspirations an Act Against National Security January 1, 2019

The Iranian government has taken further steps against Telegram’s cryptocurrency development, the Tehran Times reports Dec. 31. Secretary of the Criminal Content Definition Task Force Javad Javidnia has declared that any cooperation with the encrypted messaging app to launch its Gram token will be considered an act against national security and a disruption to the […]

Hodler’s Digest, Dec. 24–30: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week December 31, 2018

Top Stories This Week Nvidia Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Losses After Lower GPU Mining Demand Graphics processing unit (GPU) producer Nvidia is currently facing a class action lawsuit over losses that the company reported when lower crypto prices lowered demand for GPUs by miners. The Schall law firm announced the lawsuit this week, with […]

2018: A Record-Breaking Year for Crypto Exchange Hacks December 30, 2018

Eric Larcheveque is the CEO of Ledger, a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications since 2014. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  2018 was a record-breaking year. From the number of cryptocurrency exchange hacks, to the amount of assets that were stolen, to the largest […]

Multi-Blockchain Crypto Collectible Game Integrates TRON and Promises Unique Updates December 29, 2018

Blockchain Cuties, a decentralized crypto collectible game already available on two blockchain platforms — Ethereum (ETH) and EOS — has recently added a third platform based on the decentralized protocol TRON. Blockchain Cuties has announced that the TRON version of the game will have unique content, including Cuties, items and probably locations. Future of DApps […]

From “Obsolete” Blockchain to Bitcoin at $1 Mln: Predictions of 2018 December 28, 2018

The world of cryptocurrencies is full of prophets and predictions of all ranges, just as any other financial market in the world. 2018 jumped right in with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering around $15,000 and investors being far too optimistic about the future of digital currencies. Some of the premonitions — especially related to BTC’s price by […]