Kik Shutting Down Popular Messaging App Due to ICO Legal Battle September 24, 2019

Disclaimer: This report previously stated that Kik was only considering shutting down its app and has been updated following new information from Kik. The Canadian social media and messaging app company Kik is considering shutting down its popular Kik messaging app. 70 reported layoffs at Kin subsidiary  In a Sept. 23 article, Israeli tech publication […]

Hours Before Bakkt: Top-20 Cryptos See Major Losses, but Bitcoin Is Up September 23, 2019

Sunday, Sept. 22 — crypto markets are seeing a wave of red amid the approaching launch of Bakkt’s physically delivered Bitcoin (BTC) futures on Monday. Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency out of the top 20 that is attempting to gain momentum today, while the rest are seeing major losses, with some dropping over 7% in […]

Armenian IT Company Accused of Illegal Electricity Use to Mine Crypto September 22, 2019

An IT company in Armenia has been accused of illegally accessing electricity and using it to mine cryptocurrencies. $150,000 in power On Sept. 21, in an announcement from the Armenian National Security Service, the organization accused an IT company of illegally mining cryptocurrencies from inside a hydropower plant. The state agency reported that the IT […]

Bitcoin Price Remains Uninspired at $10,200, Altcoins Go Into Red September 21, 2019

Friday, Sept. 20 — The price of Bitcoin (BTC) remains largely uninspired and is once again trading sideways around the $10,200 price mark. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Although BTC is back at trading sideways, Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee expects this to change with the coming launch of Bakkt and is positive on its […]

After Dip of $500, Bitcoin Price Back to Trading Sideways at $10,200 September 20, 2019

Thursday, Sept. 19 — Bitcoin (BTC) price is back up and seems to be stabilizing just above the $10,200 price mark after experiencing a sudden drop of $500 in minutes earlier today. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin is trading sideways again Bitcoin’s sideways trading behavior has become standard operating procedure in recent months, with long periods […]

SEC Charges Token Sale Platform For Illegal $14M Securities Offering September 19, 2019

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sued ICOBox and its founder Nikolay Evdokimov for conducting an illegal securities offering and for acting as unregistered brokers. SEC says ICOBox’s digital tokens are worthless In a press release on Sept. 18, the SEC claimed that ICOBox and Evdokimov sold the firm’s ICO tokens to […]

CBOE Withdraws VanEck, SolidX Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Review September 18, 2019

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has withdrawn its proposal before the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). SEC faced Oct. 18 deadline On Sept. 17, the SEC published a notice that the CBOE had withdrawn its application for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF on Sept.13. Although […]

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. […]