Bitcoin Price Approaches $8,600 as Top Cryptos See Slight Gains June 1, 2019

Saturday, June 1 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) approaches the $8,600 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up just over 1% on the day, trading at $8,532 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, […]

Ernst & Young Exec: Most Ethereum Decentralized Apps Not Used Productively May 31, 2019

83% of decentralized applications (DApps) on the Ethereum network are “not in the most productive uses,” according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) head of innovation. Paul Brody, Global Innovation Leader for blockchain at Big Four audit firm EY, spoke about developments in the blockchain and digital asset industries during a Fintech Forum hosted by the […]

Coinbase Now Supports Cryptocurrency Token EOS May 30, 2019

Major United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service Coinbase has added support for EOS, according to a press release on May 30. The new addition is reportedly available for trading and storage in most areas covered by Coinbase, with the exception of the United Kingdom and New York at press time. The announcement also notes […]

Block.one’s EOSIO Labs Release iOS and Chrome Authenticator Apps May 29, 2019

Block.one’s EOSIO Labs has released Reference Authenticator Apps for iOS and Chrome. The development was announced in a blog post published on May 29. Per the post, the newly implemented developments address improvements to the security, interoperability and usability of authenticators by contributing working code and examples. Authenticators are software-based tools that implement two-step verification […]

Velocity Ledger Technology Launches Testnet and Blockchain API in Bermuda May 28, 2019

Bermuda-based fintech firm Velocity Ledger Technology (VLT) has launched a testnet and blockchain API for trading digital assets in Bermuda, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 28. VLT is reportedly letting users develop digital asset applications with their blockchain viewer and web portal, if they are granted early access to the […]

Computer Researcher Finds Wallet Vulnerability That Gave Same Key to Multiple Users May 27, 2019

Online cryptocurrency paper wallet creator WalletGenerator.net previously ran on code that caused private key/public key pairs to be issued to multiple users. The vulnerability was described in an official blog post by security research Harry Denley of MyCrypto on May 24. According to the post, the bad code was in effect by August 2018, and […]

Top 5 Crypto Performers: BSV, BNB, LTC, BCH, DASH May 26, 2019

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Confident in the Future: EOS Developers Attempt 10% Buyback Ahead of Major Announcement May 25, 2019

Earlier this week, it was revealed that EOS developer Block.one is attempting a 10% buyback of its stock, reportedly the second one in less than a year. It seems that some of the company’s investors are up for a big payday: The earliest backers could expect a hefty 6,567% return on their initial investments, while […]

Montana Passes Bill to Recognize Utility Tokens and Exempt Them From State Securities May 24, 2019

The United States State of Montana has recognized utility tokens and exempted them from state securities by passing a new bill this month. House bill 584, titled “Generally revise laws relating to cryptocurrency,” was signed by the Governor of Montana Steve Bullock on May 8. Initiated by State Representative Shane Morigeau, the bill had its […]

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Media Firm Secures $100 Million Investment for Crypto Project May 23, 2019

United States-based film producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media has unveiled a $100 million investment for a cryptocurrency-based film funding tool, entertainment industry news outlet TheWrap reported on May 23. Per the report, Proxima Media — which Kavanaugh founded and owns — announced plans for a new crypto-enabled financing tool for film, TV, music and other […]

NYMEX Trader: Bitcoin Soon to Move Back to $7,000, Markets to Consolidate May 22, 2019

A cryptocurrency trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) said that bitcoin (BTC) will likely move back to $7,000 and consolidate soon in an interview with CNBC on May 21. Delivering his comments on CNBC’s Trade Alert show, Anthony Grisanti of NYMEX said that he thinks the price of bitcoin will get back to […]

‘Blockchain Is Really Democratizing a Lot of Things,’ Interview With Marta Piekarska, Director of Hyperledger’s Ecosystem May 21, 2019

This interview has been edited and condensed. Hyperledger, an open source project, was created in 2016 by the Linux Foundation in order to support the development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. All the members of Hyperledger — including such major actors as Intel, Accenture, JPMorgan Chase, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Alibaba Cloud, Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom and many others […]

White Hat Hackers Earn $32,000 for Finding Crypto Security Exploits in Last Two Months May 20, 2019

White hat hackers have earned $32,000 in bounties over the last two months by reporting security holes in crypto and blockchain projects, according to a report by Hard Fork on May 20. This lump sum of over $30,000 was distributed by 15 firms from March 28 to May 16 and documented in 30 public bug […]

Hodler’s Digest, May 13–19: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week May 19, 2019

Top Stories This Week Coming every Sunday, the 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. Bitstamp Starts Investigation After Large BTC Sell Leads to […]

Blockchain as Key to Vienna’s Digital Future — Interview with Ulrike Huemer, CIO of Vienna, Austria May 18, 2019

Austria is Europe’s leader in terms of applying modern day technology to better the all-around welfare of its citizens. Making cities “smart” and digital is a key part of transforming public goods and services in order to reach that goal. Vienna is especially keen on innovation, trying to find new solutions by way of digitization. Easy […]

Bitstamp Starts Investigation After Large BTC Sell Leads to $250 Mln Liquidated on BitMEX May 17, 2019

Major crypto exchange Bitstamp has launched an investigation after a large bitcoin (BTC) sell order heavily impacted its order book, as the firm announced in a tweet on May 17. Bitstamp reported an execution of a large sell order in BTC to United States dollars (USD) on its platform today, as the exchange wrote earlier […]

Blockchain Sister Startups Allegedly Pull $8 Million Exit Scam May 16, 2019

Blockchain startups RepuX and JoyToken have reportedly pulled a joint initial coin offering (ICO) exit scam, according to an exposé by Hard Fork of The Next Web (TNW) on May 16. RepuX and JoyToken reportedly ran their ICO promotions during March and April of 2018, and are now walking away with $4.7 million and $3.3 […]

Reserve CEO Predicts Central Banks Will Tokenize, Still Room for Stablecoins May 15, 2019

CEO Nevin Freeman of stablecoin startup Reserve predicts that central banks will tokenize their currency at some point, but stablecoins will likely still have an advantage in offering privacy. Freeman delivered his remarks at the Consensus 2019 panel “The End of Volatility? Stablecoins on the Rise” on May 15. During the panel, moderator Joel Telpner, […]

Bank of France is Closely Watching Stablecoin Developments, Says Governor May 14, 2019

The Bank of France has taken an interest in stablecoins, as indicated by the bank’s governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau in a Bloomberg report on May 14 . Villeroy has said that the bank is “observing with great interest” growing networks that allow members to exchange stablecoins for tokenized securities, goods, and services. He makes […]

Research: ICO Market Down Almost 100% From a Year Ago, Raised $40 Million in Q1 2019 May 13, 2019

The initial coin offerings (ICO) market is down 97% on a year-on-year basis making $40 million so far in 2019, according to research by cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX released on May 13. In the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, the ICO market has reportedly dropped by 97% based on the amount of attracted capital. The slump […]

Hodler’s Digest, May 6–12: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week May 12, 2019

Top Stories This Week Hackers Withdraw 7,000 Bitcoins in Binance Crypto Exchange Security Breach Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trade volume, experienced a security breach this week, losing a little over 7,000 bitcoins (BTC). CEO Changpeng Zhao stated at the time that the bitcoins were withdrawn from its hot wallets, which […]

US Blockchain Investor Terpin Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM Swapping Case May 11, 2019

United States blockchain and crypto investor Michael Terpin has won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who reportedly defrauded him of crypto assets. Reuters reported the news on May 10. Per the report, the California Superior Court last week ordered Manhattan resident Truglia to pay the amount above in compensatory and […]

Messari CEO: Ethereum 2.0 Proof-of-Stake Transition Not to Happen Until at Least 2021 May 10, 2019

The Ethereum (ETH) 2.0 proof-of-stake (PoS) transition will not take place until 2021, the CEO of crypto analytics firm Messari predicted at a panel of ConsenSys’ Ethereal Summit on May 10. During the panel titled “The Smart Contract War Is Coming,” Messari’s Ryan Selkis pointed out major risks associated with Ethereum’s migration from a proof-of-work […]

Overstock’s Blockchain Arm Receives $5 Mln From Chinese Firm Following Delays May 9, 2019

Overstock’s blockchain subsidiary tZero has finally secured a $5 million investment from Chinese investment firm GSR Capital, Overstock announced on its latest earnings conference call on May  9. Following an investment in cash and marketable securities, Overstock evaluated tZero’s worth at $1 billion, which is $500 million less than the company initially projected in August […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 8 May 8, 2019

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