Harbor Tokenizes $100 Million in Real Estate Funds on Ethereum Blockchain September 17, 2019

The startup Harbor announced a partnership with Seattle-based real estate investment firm iCap Equity to tokenize $100 million in real estate funds. On Sept. 16, Harbor announced in a blog post that iCap Equity is using Harbor’s blockchain-enabled platform to improve its liquidity in four of its real estate funds which manages over $100 million […]

Crypto News From Asia: Sept. 9–15 September 16, 2019

In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Japan, government and industry officials secured important appointments, while new data shows the popularity of cryptocurrencies and their favored uses in Japan and China.  Expert: Bitcoin is most commonly used for remittances in China On Sept. 11, Cointelegraph Japan reported that Sunny Wang, Japan’s representative […]

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 8–14 in Review September 15, 2019

The Spanish-speaking world sees major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with Uruguay approving a new bill that could be applied positively to ICOs, Cuba using crypto to access the global economy and Venezuela finally installing its first Bitcoin (BTC) ATM. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by […]

Startup Particl Reveals Marketplaces Creation and Management Feature September 14, 2019

Privacy-focused blockchain software project Particl has announced a market management option that allows vendors to create and manage stores for specific audiences. Particl revealed the development in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 12. With the new feature for its Open Marketplace product, Particl will enable vendors to set up an unlimited number […]

Hybrid AI Firm Cindicator Launches Tracking App for 150 Digital Assets September 13, 2019

Hybrid intelligence firm Cindicator launched Edge, a new web app for receiving and tracking indicators for over 150 digital assets. Estimating probability in the market According to a blog post on Sept. 11, the new product called Cindicator Edge targets holders of Cindicator (CND) tokens and is available on free demo basis. Cindicator Edge’s indicators […]

Coinbase UK Settles Lawsuit With Victim of Email Phishing Attack September 12, 2019

The United Kingdom arm of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase settled a two-month legal battle with a man who lost 80 Bitcoins (BTC) in an email phishing attack. Stolen Bitcoin diverted to Coinbase On Sept. 10, legal news site Law360 reported that Coinbase U.K. had reached an undisclosed settlement with Liam Robertson to exit a London-launched litigation […]

First-Ever SEC-Qualified Token Offering in US Raises $23 Million September 11, 2019

Blockstack PBC, a decentralized computing network, announced that it managed to raise more than $23 million in the first-ever U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-approved token offering. Participation from U.S. retail investors Muneeb Ali, co-founder and CEO of Blockstack PBC wrote in a blog post on Sept. 10 that the blockchain-based startup Blockstack has raised […]

Market Mostly Trades Sideways as Bitcoin Price Holds Above $10,300 September 10, 2019

Monday, Sept. 9 — Cryptocurrency markets are largely trading sideways with most changes among the top-20 coins not exceeding 1% on the day. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has been trading sideways for the better part of the day and seems to be holding above the $10,300 price mark. The coin saw a low of […]

Apple Hint, XRP Dump, Mystery $1 Billion Transfer: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 2–8 September 9, 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 Ripple transfers 500 million XRP from its escrow wallet Ripple […]

Crypto News From Japan: Sept. 2–8 September 8, 2019

Japan, one of the leading markets for cryptocurrencies, has seen a series of important developments for the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries this week. The country’s financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has licensed crypto-related businesses. Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso noted that regulators need to find new approaches to address […]

Bitcoin Fails to Break $11,000 Again, Drops $400 in One Hour September 7, 2019

Friday, Sept. 6 — The Bitcoin (BTC) price is holding around the $10,400 price mark after the largest cryptocurrency got rejected in its attempt to break $11,000. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin was well on its way to the $11,000 price mark, hitting an intraday high of $10,895 when it lost $400 in less than an […]

U.S. Dep. of Energy Grants $200,000 to Blockchain Company to Secure Grid September 6, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is granting nearly $200,000 to blockchain company Factom to help protect the national power grid. Blockchain to improve grid reliability and resilience On July 12, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded the funds. The overall objectives of the grant proposed to design a system to improve grid reliability and […]

Altcoins Are Taking a Beating While Bitcoin Price Holds Around $10,500 September 5, 2019

Wednesday, Sept. 4 — The top-20 cryptocurrencies are showing red candlesticks across the board, as the number one cryptocurrency continues to test support at $10,500. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 The Bitcoin (BTC) price has shown little price movement in the last 24 hours, and has been trading close to $10,500 for most of the day. […]

Steemit is Now Fully Operational Again After Chain Halted Due to Bug September 4, 2019

Steemit took to Twitter today to announce to their fellow-Steemians that Steemit is back up and running and fully functional after having suffered from a bug in the curations reward curve. Bug in the curations reward curve According to a blog post from Sept. 3, Steemit is now fully operational again, as are all Steem […]

Police Seize $15K Crypto Thief After He Mistakenly Disclosed Identity September 3, 2019

Connecticut police caught a man who had stolen over $15,000 worth of digital currency in a mobile phone theft after he mistakenly sent an apology email to a detective heading the investigation. Back in April, a Connecticut resident fell victim to a cryptocurrency theft by New Jersey citizen Darren Carter, wherein the latter swiped the […]

Bitcoin Price Hits $9,800 as Major Cryptocurrencies Trade Sideways September 2, 2019

Sunday, Sept. 30 — Markets are trading sideways today, with gains and losses among the top five cryptocurrencies not exceeding 4%. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 The Bitcoin (BTC) price has spiked slightly after trading close to $9,600 for most of the day. At press time the coin is trading at $9,799, up 1.72% on the […]

Crypto News From Brazil and Portugal: Aug. 24-31 in Review September 1, 2019

This week saw major expansion of crypto payments in Brazil, new standards freeing Bitcoin from Portuguese taxes, and the allegedly fraudulent Grupo Bitcoin Banco’s refusal to pay clients their deposited funds.  Brazil’s central bank announced that it would classify cryptocurrencies according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines on Aug. 26. With the new classification under […]

South Korean ArtBloc to Sell David Hockney Paintings via Blockchain August 31, 2019

South Korean art-focused blockchain project ArtBloc will conduct a fractionalized ownership sale of two paintings by popular British painter David Hockney. ArtBloc launch commemoration ArtBloc plans to host a special event introducing the blockchain-enabled fractionalized ownership sale of two of David Hockney’s paintings in Seoul on Sept. 19, local outlet KoreaTechDesk reported on Aug. 29. […]

Report: No Bank Account Needed to Transfer China’s Upcoming CBDC August 30, 2019

Binance Research, the research arm of the major crypto platform Binance, has reported that no bank account will be necessary to use China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Loose coupling and anonymity Binance Research shared its findings on Aug 28. According to the report, China’s CBDC will be transferable without a bank due to its […]

Bitcoin Price Struggles to Recover After Slump Earlier Today August 29, 2019

Wednesday, Aug. 28 — Top cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH) and XRP are in the red following a sudden price crash at 5:45 p.m. UTC. The market as a whole is also red across the board. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 The Bitcoin price is trading at $9,691 at press time, marking a 4.42% price decrease […]

Unconfirmed: Eight Institutions to Get China’s Digital Currency First August 28, 2019

According to sources, the People’s Bank of China is giving its first round of central bank digital currency (CBDC) to online retail giant Alibaba, Internet giant Tencent, five banking organizations and one unknown entity. The first beneficiaries Forbes reported the news on Aug. 27. The sources named are Paul Schulte, who previously worked as head […]

VMWare CEO Gelsinger Condemns Bitcoin as Bad Design, Bad for Humanity August 27, 2019

Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of major cloud computing and virtual machine company VMWare, has condemned Bitcoin (BTC) as being “bad for humanity.” Fortune spoke to Gelsinger about Bitcoin prior to VMWare’s annual conference in San Francisco on Aug. 26. According to Gelsinger, one issue with Bitcoin is its purportedly high energy consumption, which contributes to […]

Crypto News From Brazil: Week in Review August 26, 2019

Last week, Brazilian authorities took regulatory action against crypto-related businesses and several alleged cryptocurrency scams. Earlier this month, legal requirements for crypto-related business tightened in the country, when Brazil’s tax authority, the Department of Federal Revenue (RFB), introduced strict reporting requirements for crypto transactions.  Police search Grupo Bitcoin Banco with alleged excessive force The Military […]

Chainalysis Rolls Out Real-Time Threat Detector for 15 Major Cryptos August 25, 2019

Blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis has launched transaction alerts for suspicious exchanges of a range of cryptocurrencies. In a post published on the firm’s blog on Aug. 22, Chainalysis announced the launch of alerts for suspicious cryptocurrency transactions in Chainalysis Know Your Transaction (KYT), the company’s real-time anti-money laundering compliance solution. The company also claims that […]

House Financial Services Committee Will Continue Libra Review August 24, 2019

Representative Maxine Waters, chair of the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, says the committee will continue to review Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency Libra and the corresponding digital wallet Calibra. A priority for autumn 2019 Waters announced the committee’s priorities for fall 2019 on Aug. 23. According to the statement, the committee plans to […]