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  • Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020
    CryptoNewsZ - 47 minutes ago
    Maxonrow will host its first-ever MAXathon from April 18-19, 2020, in Berlin, where participants will have the chance to win from a 15.000€ prize pool and explore how blockchain can be used to create solutions for healthcare, education, and governments using Maxonrow’s SDK. MAXathon will take place at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, a community space … The post Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 hour ago
    Monero, at the time of penning down, was seen accumulating around the trading price of $79.11 with immediate support from 200-day MA at $75 With steady support from 200-day MA, $74 to $75 is marked as a stop loss and while the coin oscillates above $80, $81 to $84 is marked as TP (Take Profit) … The post Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Visa & CoinBase Partner Up for Debit Cards
    Crypto-News.net - 7 hours ago
    If you are a long-term cryptocurrency user, chances are that you are aware of the previous Visa-based digital currency cards that allowed holders to spend their crypto at POS card terminals, or to easily withdraw cash at any ATM. After a few years of activity, Visa decided to cancel all crypto-based cards. Now, recent reports
  • BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC
    Bitcoin News - 8 hours ago
    On February 19, a group of well known software developers announced the launch of a new Bitcoin Cash full node with the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) removed from the codebase. The news was announced on the read.cash platform by the developer Freetrader who told the public that strong demand from businesses, miners, mining pools, and […] The post BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • The Future of Crypto: The Latest Cryptography Advances Set to Change Blockchain
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Industry experts tell Cointelegraph about the latest cryptography innovations and how they will influence the future of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies could not exist without cryptography. Advances in this field can have far-reaching impacts on blockchain technology and its potential. We will examine the opinions of industry experts on the latest cryptographic advances and their potential for cryptocurrencies.Zero knowledge proofs: more than just privacyDirector of research at blockchain firm Blockstream and mathematician Andrew Poelstra told Cointelegraph that zero-knowledge proof (ZK-Proof) systems are…
  • Sweden Leaps Ahead Of Major Countries To Begin Testing CBDC
    Coingape - 9 hours ago
    Countries all over the world are looking into the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. Chia has been leading this movement. Or so we
  • United Nations Is Among New Entrants in Forbes’ 2nd Blockchain 50 List
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Forbes’ newly released Blockchain 50 list members moved from focus on theory to generating “very real revenues and cost savings.” Newly released Blockchain 50 list by major finance publication Forbes features some new entrants like major international association, the United Nations.Shortly after including six blockchain-focused firms into its Fintech 50 list last week, Forbes has released another compilation of 50 global enterprises actively embracing blockchain technology.Newcomers include the United Nations, China Construction Bank, Square and othersPublished on Feb. 19, the…
  • Users Pay $1M for Digital Land as 2017 ICO Finally Opens Virtual World
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Decentraland recently launched its virtual reality world, seeing $1 million in land sold on its digital arena. Almost three years after its ICO, Decentraland has opened its platform — a virtual world in which participants buy and sell fake land, as well as construct buildings. Over the past ten days, Decentraland gamers have purchased over $1 million worth of digital anchorage on the Ethereum-based virtual reality product, Bloomberg said in a Feb. 20 article. Decentralanders use the project’s native crypto asset,…
  • Tax and KYC Issues Plague Upbit's Foreign Withdrawals, Exchange Says
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    South Korean crypto exchange Upbit has announced the continuous ban for its foreign users from withdrawing their funds due to tax and KYC issues. A Jinse report said that many Chinese Upbit users are finding it difficult to withdraw Korean Won ever since December. Upbit has announced to its foreign users the reasons their withdrawals are still restricted on Feb. 19  in an announcement. Upbit said in the announcement that (Know Your Customer) KYC and Korean taxation on cryptocurrency among crypto…
  • DeFi Insurance Firm Nexus Mutual Makes Its First Payout Following bZx Attacks
    CoinDesk - 10 hours ago
    Nexus Mutual members voted to pay out two claims following the bZx flash loan attacks – a first for the DeFi insurance pioneer.
  • Bitcoin Price Fights to Hold $9.5K to Stave Off a Trend Reversal
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    Bitcoin bulls battle to keep the $9.5K level in order to prevent a drop to the 200-DMA at $8.8K. On Feb. 20 Bitcoin (BTC) price surprisingly dropped 8.85%, a move which caught many investors off guard as up to that moment the digital asset had recovered well from the President’s Day weekend correction and was trading sideways in the $10,200 range. Citing data from CoinMetrics, ARK Invest crypto analyst Yassine Elmandjra tweeted that the $1,000 price drop was the fifth…
  • Ethereum-Built Soccer Game Pens Deal With Italian Giants Juventus
    Crypto Currency News - 10 hours ago
    Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards represent non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on Ethereum’s ERC-721 standard. For each player, Sorare issues 1 “Unique” card, 10 “Super Rare” cards, and 100 “Rare” cards…
  • Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find
    CoinDesk - 10 hours ago
    Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers.
  • Why We Should Stop Thinking of ‘Crypto’ as a Single Industry
    CoinDesk - 11 hours ago
    Enterprise blockchains, central bank digital currencies, digital collectibles, DeFi, and bitcoin. How much do they really have to do with one another?
  • Bitcoin Suddenly Crashes 8% as Momentum Fades After the Recent Rally
    Crypto Currency News - 11 hours ago
    The crypto space can be highly volatile for traders, and over the years, Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be among the more volatile cryptocurrencies. Over the past few days, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap had managed to make a comeback of sorts, but the volatility returned once again today. Such volatility was last seen back in November 2019. Key Drivers At around 5 in the morning Hong Kong time, the cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 8% within…
  • Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling
    Bitcoin News - 11 hours ago
    Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized 6,000 BTC from a Dublin resident who was accused of growing cannabis on property located in the Wicklow Mountain region. The police found around €450,000 of marijuana plants but the €52 million ($56.1M) of BTC was the biggest single-value asset seizure by the CAB since 1996. Also read: US […] The post Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • WATCH: Vitalik Buterin Explains the New Tech Behind Eth 2.0
    CoinDesk - 11 hours ago
    Where do things stand with the tech overhaul of the world’s second-largest blockchain? We asked Vitalik at ETHDenver.
  • Brave Vs Google: Brave Browser Can Do This to Match Google’s Dominance
    Coingape - 11 hours ago
    Brave, the blockchain-based browser with grand plans of matching and even surpassing Google’s market share, now takes issue with the behemoth’s monopolistic tendencies. It is
  • Paxos’ DLT Settlement Platform Is Live With Credit Suisse and Instinet
    Cointelegraph.com News - 11 hours ago
    Paxos, a New York-regulated financial firm and the issuer of Paxos Standard stablecoin, has launched its blockchain-based settlement platform with Credit Suisse and Instinet. Paxos, a New York-regulated financial firm and the issuer of a USD-pegged stablecoin, has launched its blockchain-based settlement platform.After announcing Paxos Settlement Service in late 2019, Paxos Trust Company has launched the product to settle select United States-listed equity trades between the two broker-dealers, Swiss financial services firm Credit Suisse and Nomura Group-owned Instinet, according to…
  • Ethereum [ETH] Forms Bearish Pattern As Price Slides 13% In A Day, Push To $230 Possible?
    Coingape - 12 hours ago
    Ethereum (ETH) slides over 7% over the past 24 hours as bears target sub $250 support levels in the near term. A double top formation
  • Watch Chartist Dan McDermitt Debate Analyst Ronnie Moas on Why Trading Can Beat Hodling
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Technician Dan McDermitt debates analyst Ronnie Moas on the validity of trading versus hodling. This week, technical analyst Dan McDermitt of The Chart Guys educational platform debates Standpoint Research founder Ronnie Moas on trading versus holding.Can traders really outperform a simple buy and hold Bitcoin investment strategy?McDermitt sees trading as a profitable route. “Had I just bought and held, I would be doing a lot more poorly than my current trading,” he said. McDermitt said trading over the past two…
  • EDC Blockchain February 21, 2020 Training Event Improving Faith and Loyalty
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 12 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Vaz Egiazar, the CEO of EDC Blockchain, places emphasis on Learning with the EDC blockchain, which is established in the… The post EDC Blockchain February 21, 2020 Training Event Improving Faith and Loyalty appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Top Cryptocurrencies Are Exponentially More Liquid Than Ever Before
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    With USDT’s volume up 32,769 times since 2017, and BTC trade having increased by 468 times, what is the crypto market outlook? With increasing speculation in the crypto community that cryptocurrency markets are on the cusp of the next major bull season, it can be easy to lose sight of the maturation that the crypto ecosystem has undergone to get to the present moment.When comparing the current crypto markets against the climate preceding the previous bull run, many top markets…
  • Fidelity Is Still Looking for Bitcoin Mining Engineers
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    Fidelity is still looking for a Bitcoin Mining Engineer to manage its mining operation, likely referring to an installation leased from Blockstream in summer 2019. The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) is looking to find Bitcoin Mining Engineers for a “new business opportunity.” The proposal is coming from the team behind Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS), the crypto trading arm of the financial giant.The recruit will support Fidelity’s mining operations, likely in reference to its partnership with Blockstream. The…
  • Atomic Wallet (AWC) People are Comfortable Using It on a Day to Day Basis
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 13 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Atomic Wallet (AWC) is a universal cryptocurrency wallet.  Users can manage Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, XLM, and more of 300… The post Atomic Wallet (AWC) People are Comfortable Using It on a Day to Day Basis appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Morgan Stanley Buys E*Trade in $13B Deal
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    Morgan Stanley is acquiring E*Trade for $13 billion, hoping to target its 5.2 million-strong client base.
  • You Are the Product: A Three-Step Plan to Take Back Control of Personal Data
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    Personal data is monetized, giving us, the providers, nothing of the pie. Entrepreneur Jennifer Zhu Scott has a three-step plan for taking back control.
  • Oil Prices Are Now More Volatile Than Bitcoin
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    For skeptics and traditional market investors, bitcoin is synonymous with extreme bouts of price volatility. However, in recent times, oil has become a relatively risky asset.
  • ‘Digital Gold’ Label Shifts as XRP Correlation to Gold Outpaces Bitcoin
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    New data shows that XRP is more deserving of the digital gold label frequently ascribed to Bitcoin. Up until the most recent correction, Bitcoin (BTC) price was repeatedly pushing above $10,300 and attempting to reach a 2020 high above $9,500. 2020 started with a strong upward trend and altcoins followed Bitcoin’s price action, as thoroughly reported in Cointelegraph.This aggregate trend leaves the door open for a full bullish period ahead since the last Bitcoin high growth period was between April…
  • Just In: Binance Exchange Suspends Cardano (ADA) Deposits & Withdrawals To Support Upgrade
    Coingape - 14 hours ago
    Binance exchange announces a temporary suspension of Cardano (ADA) deposits and withdrawal services on its platform, pending the upgrade of the blockchain. An announcement on
  • $100K in Early Prizes Looks to Lure the NFT-Curious to Decentraland
    CoinDesk - 14 hours ago
    Decentraland opened for gameplay today, delivering on promises of bringing an NFT-based “metaverse” to ethereum.
  • Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 20, 2020
    CoinDesk - 14 hours ago
    With the price of bitcoin diving nearly 7 percent in the last 24 hours, Markets Daily is back with another time-saving bitcoin news roundup.
  • Virgin Galactic Stock Is Skyrocketing, Will Take Bitcoin to Shoot You Into Space
    Bitcoin News - 14 hours ago
    Virgin Galactic is one of the leading ventures in the emerging private space race alongside companies such as Spacex. However, it is being compared now mostly to another Elon Musk creation – Tesla. This is because Virgin Galactic stock is skyrocketing as traders rush in to bet on the futuristic promise of space tourism. Its […] The post Virgin Galactic Stock Is Skyrocketing, Will Take Bitcoin to Shoot You Into Space appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Sweden Is Testing Its New Central Bank Digital Currency
    Cointelegraph.com News - 14 hours ago
    CBDCs are starting to gain some momentum. The country of Sweden has begun testing an e-krona, bringing it that much closer to the proper release of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The pilot program will be in operation for one year, until February 2021.If and when the e-krona formally launches for use by the public, the idea is that this blockchain-powered currency would drive conventional payments and banking activities throughout the country. Instead of swiping a credit card or…
  • Indonesian Customs Joins IBM’s Blockchain Supply Chain Platform
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    Indonesia’s regulators are cautiously warming to blockchain, with the country’s customs watchdog announcing the use of IBM’s TradeLens blockchain platform. IBM Indonesia has revealed that the Indonesian Directorate General of Customs and Excise has commenced using the blockchain-based shipping platform, TradeLens.The news follows several months of platform implementations, with the Indonesia Customs and Excise Department announcing that it would join the TradeLens consortium late last year. The announcement has seen Indonesia’s customs department become the 11th government agency to join the…
  • Bancor (BNT) Nate Hindman at ETHDENVER 2020 on What Is Bubbling In Decentralized Liquidity
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 15 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Bancor (BNT) is the on-chain liquidity protocol that facilitates the automated and decentralized token exchange on the Ethereum and EOS… The post Bancor (BNT) Nate Hindman at ETHDENVER 2020 on What Is Bubbling In Decentralized Liquidity appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Over $300 million Tether (USDT) Burnt at Tron, is this a clear Sell Signal?
    Coingape - 15 hours ago
    Tether Limited, the company behind the dollar-linked stable coin Tether (USDT), has announced on Twitter that it has destroyed $300 million USDT. The stable coin plays
  • Officials Arrest US Resident for Allegedly Laundering Drug Proceeds With Crypto
    CoinDesk - 15 hours ago
    A “large-scale” money laundering organization is allegedly using cryptocurrency to wash the proceeds from drug sales, according to a DEA agent’s complaint.
  • Australian Stock Exchange Has New Blockchain Equity Competitor
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    The operator of the National Stock Exchange of Australia is working on a joint blockchain-based project to enable same-day settlements. NSX Limited, the operator of the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSXA), is working on a joint blockchain-based project to enable same-day settlements.According to a Feb. 20 announcement, NSX has partnered with iSignthis (ISX), a publicly listed firm specializing in payment authentication services, to establish a new venture that would provide “multicurrency, real-time and same day clearing of share trades…
  • Financial Giant Morgan Stanley Acquires E*Trade in $13B Deal
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    Major investment bank Morgan Stanley is buying online trading firm E*Trade Financial Group, which would extend the bank’s offerings to everyday investors. Major investment bank Morgan Stanley is buying online trading firm E*Trade Financial Group, which would extend the bank’s offerings to everyday investors.The $13 billion deal marks Morgan Stanley’s largest takeover since the crisis of 2008, also bringing along E*Trade’s five million clients, $360 billion in assets and an online bank, the Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 20.With…
  • Never Mind Hodlers, Crypto Needs More Opportunist Investors
    CoinDesk - 16 hours ago
    The crypto markets need more investors who come and go and who aren’t solely crypto investors, says CoinDesk columnist Jeff Dorman.
  • Italian Soccer Giant Juventus Inks Deal for Ethereum-Based Player Collectibles
    CoinDesk - 17 hours ago
    The top Italian soccer team is launching digital collectible “cards” of players via a partnership with blockchain-based game platform Sorare.
  • Paxos, Credit Suisse Claim First Blockchain-Based Settlement of US Equities
    CoinDesk - 17 hours ago
    The Paxos Settlement Service has gone live, allowing for the simultaneous exchange of cash and a select number of U.S.-listed securities on the firm’s own private version of ethereum.
  • 8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto Telegram
    Bitcoin News - 17 hours ago
    For news, gossip, FUD, FOMO, charts, bots, and project updates, crypto Telegram is where it’s at. The beating heart of the crypto community resides in Pavel Durov’s encrypted messenger application. Accessing Telegram is easy, but optimizing your experience to get the most out of the platform calls for a few do’s and don’ts. Here are […] The post 8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto Telegram appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Bitshares (BTS) User-Issued Assets Launching a Token or a Blockchain Business in 2020
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 17 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. A lot has been happening in the BitShares community due to their consolidated approach to marketing. The BitShares events for… The post Bitshares (BTS) User-Issued Assets Launching a Token or a Blockchain Business in 2020 appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Bitcoin Corrects Above the Steep Low Price and Appears Bullish
    CryptoNewsZ - 18 hours ago
    Bitcoin (BTC), at the time of penning down, was seen accumulating below 38.20% Fib Level and above the weekly low at $9,580.20 BTC/USD lacks support from the 200-day daily MA while the 50-day MA is providing an immediate support This time the correction below $10,000 has led the coin to test supports as low as … The post Bitcoin Corrects Above the Steep Low Price and Appears Bullish appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Norwegian Air May Allow Customers to Pay With Crypto as Soon as Spring
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Norwegian Air would accept cryptocurrency payments via crypto exchange NBX.
  • Brazilian Central Bank Promises Instant Payment Platform to Compete With Crypto
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    The new platform will facilitate payments in up to 10 seconds using QR codes or identification data alongside computers, ATMs, or mobile phones. The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) has announced a plan to launch a new near-instant payment system during November.The platform, called the Brazilian Instant Payment Scheme (PIX), will facilitate peer-to-peer and business-to-business transactions in 10 seconds or less via mobile phone, internet banking, or select ATMs. According to a press release published Feb. 20, It is mandatory for…
  • Coinbase Becomes First Crypto Company to Get VISA Principal Membership
    CryptoNewsZ - 18 hours ago
    In an extremely exciting update for the entire industry, the leading crypto exchange has become the first crypto company to be granted a VISA principal membership. This will help the company to provide more features to the Coinbase Card users in the UK and Europe. The announcement came on Wednesday evening via a tweet, in … The post Coinbase Becomes First Crypto Company to Get VISA Principal Membership appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Cardano to Undergo Network Upgrade in Preparation for Shelley
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    Cardano is ready to begin the first phase of its transition to a decentralized Shelley mainnet, which will introduce the Ouroboros Praos consensus algorithm. The Cardano (ADA) network will perform a scheduled upgrade on Feb. 20 to introduce Ouroboros BFT, an improved consensus mechanism. The update is an intermediate step between the current Byron era and Shelley, which will introduce staking on mainnet.Announced by IOHK on Feb. 19, the upgrade will be executed on Thursday at 9:44 PM UTC, or…
  • Crypto Accused of Facilitating Illegal Gambling — What Are the Odds?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    Despite receiving a lot of flak from regulators, use of crypto is still limited when compared to fiat within the illegal gambling sector. Last week, a report claimed that cryptocurrency-based illegal gambling has surged in many parts of Asia owing to the rise of this novel asset class in recent years. In this regard, the article further added that over the course of the last five years or so, betting amounts have become substantially larger, partly because of traditional payment…
  • Personal Narrative and Future of Social Media
    CryptoNewsZ - 18 hours ago
    There is no doubt that social media is constantly evolving and that too at a rapid pace. The fans of these platforms are happy to see the evolution and are expecting more and better things to fall out in the years to come. The rapidness at which this platform is emerging means that the monitoring … The post Personal Narrative and Future of Social Media appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Says Bitcoin Halving Not Priced In Yet
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao suggested that Bitcoin’s price has not yet adapted to the upcoming block reward halving. Changpeng Zhao, the founder and CEO of major crypto exchange Binance, suggested that Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has not yet adapted to the upcoming block reward halving.Zhao suggested that Bitcoin’s price will see more upwards movement in the future during an interview on Feb. 20. The CEO explained that, historically, Bitcoin’s block reward halvings have had a positive impact on the coin’s…
  • Investor Fortress Raises Buyout Offer for Mt. Gox Creditor Claims by 71%
    CoinDesk - 19 hours ago
    Fortress is now offering creditors a “premium price tier” of $1,300 on every bitcoin held by the defunct exchange’s estate.
  • Over $800 Million Bitcoin Liquidations Occur On Top Exchanges As Price Falls To $9,600
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    The total number of longs rekt in the last 24 hours has reached hundreds of millions. This has been as a result of Bitcoin making
  • Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Tells Banks That 'Crypto Is Not a Bad Word'
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse explained how he talks to bankers to assuage their fear of crypto and get them on board with the new asset class. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s mission is to demolish bankers’ fear of cryptocurrencies and get them on board with the new asset class.During a recent interview with CNN, Garlinghouse explained that “once regulators understand you’re not circumventing regulatory frameworks they get very comfortable very quickly.”Garlinghouse said that someone at the World Economic Forum in Davos…
  • Ripple (XRP) Faces Intraday Correction; Nosedives at $0.268
    CryptoNewsZ - 19 hours ago
    Ripple pulls back after hitting a fresh 90-day high at $0.34 over the past five days and lacks support from the daily moving averages The rising wedge candlestick formation led to the price of XRP to test support around $0.268. XRP against USD trades with expanding volatility as the 20-day Bollinger Bands widen The bearish … The post Ripple (XRP) Faces Intraday Correction; Nosedives at $0.268 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Ripple Price Pattern Hints Mega Breakdown To $0.20 As $0.26 Support Is Tested
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    Ripple price gives in to selling activities, breaks below trendline support. Peter Brandt says that if Ripple completes the H&S pattern, there is a possibility
  • Enigma Achieves Two Goals; Settlement With SEC & Launch of Mainnet
    CryptoNewsZ - 20 hours ago
    Based in San Francisco and Israel, Enigma MPC, which works as a renowned blockchain technology powered firm, has announced the news about its two successful accomplishments in New Year 2020. These remarkable achievements include: The firm’s settlement with the regulatory watchdog, US Securities and Exchange Commission or the SEC Unveiling of the first Enigma mainnet … The post Enigma Achieves Two Goals; Settlement With SEC & Launch of Mainnet appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Bitcoin Traps Buyers With Biggest Daily Price Loss in Three Months
    CoinDesk - 20 hours ago
    Bitcoin took its biggest daily fall in three months on Wednesday, but prices remain in the bullish zone for now.
  • Bitcoin Tumbles As Bears Take Control Over Market Momentum – Where To Next?
    Coingape - 20 hours ago
    Bitcoin saw a sudden sell over the past 2 days as it dropped from a high above $180 to as low as $9,280. It is
  • Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era – The Latest Two Faces of the Same Scam
    Bitcoin News - 20 hours ago
    With the rising price and popularity of bitcoin come numerous scams. Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era are two investment schemes that have recently gained much attention. News.Bitcoin.com took a look at them, and it did not take much to spot how similar they are to each other and several other well-known scams. Also read: Bitcoin, […] The post Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era – The Latest Two Faces of the Same Scam appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Blockstack Releases Annual Public Benefit Report Describing 2019 Achievements
    CryptoNewsZ - 21 hours ago
    Taking pride in being a highly acclaimed open-source decentralized computing platform, Blockstack has released the Blockstack PBC annual public benefit report for its wide customer base to review its accomplishments. The report highlights the details about the working pedagogies followed by the firm to live by its core objectives concerning the public benefit over the … The post Blockstack Releases Annual Public Benefit Report Describing 2019 Achievements appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Dutch Authorities Arrest Two Men for Alleged Crypto Money Laundering
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service arrested two men for allegedly laundering money with cryptocurrencies. The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) has arrested two men for allegedly laundering money with cryptocurrencies.According to a statement released by the International Revenue Service on Feb. 18, the two men were arrested on Feb. 17 in connection to two separate criminal investigations into money laundering using cryptocurrencies. Both investigations were led by the National Office for Serious Fraud, Environmental Crime and…
  • National Stock Exchange of Australia Plans DLT Platform to Compete With ASX
    CoinDesk - 21 hours ago
    National Stock Exchange of Australia owner NSX Ltd. and financial institution iSignthis are forming joint venture to offer a digital securities trading platform.
  • XRP Price May Face 25% Drop if Recent High Breaks Down — Peter Brandt
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    A “head and shoulders” formation for XRP could spell significant losses, the veteran trader warns, as Bitcoin stays lower after its own 8% fall. XRP traders may be in for further losses as one trader warned that a bearish price feature was yet to complete its impact on the market.In a tweet on Feb. 20, Peter Brandt, well known as a trader of both cryptocurrency and traditional assets, said that a “head and shoulders” pattern in XRP/USD this month had…
  • STEEM Cryptocurrency Content Producers Get Paid Directly By Content Consumers
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 21 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Ever wondered why TRON took to buying Steem? Steem transactions are free.  It is a public content platform.  The blockchain… The post STEEM Cryptocurrency Content Producers Get Paid Directly By Content Consumers appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Mystery VC Firm Wants Sensitive Evidence Redacted From Telegram Case
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    An anonymous VC has argued that evidence brought forward by the SEC could reveal the firm’s proprietary investment and custody strategies. Newly published court documents reveal that an anonymous venture capital firm identified as “Investor F” sought to have evidence redacted from the first court hearing for the dispute between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Telegram.On Feb, 18, Investor F asserted that emails directly requested by the SEC contain “confidential and commercially sensitive documents” detailing the…
  • Tezos Trades In Opposite Direction To Overall Market -Where To Next?
    Coingape - 22 hours ago
    Tezos saw a small 3% price increase over the past 24 hours as it bucked the overall market decline seen within every other coin. Tezos
  • Binance.US Adds Support to Zilliqa Token
    CryptoNewsZ - 22 hours ago
    Binance.US, the globally acclaimed sister concern of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the news about the listing of Zilliqa (ZIL) virtual currency on its esteemed platform. The addition of ZIL in the leading cryptocurrency trading platform will allow the customers to enjoy access to two new trading pairs, namely ZIL/USD and ZIL/BUSD. … The post Binance.US Adds Support to Zilliqa Token appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Brazil’s Central Bank to Launch Near-Instant Payments as a Response to Cryptocurrencies
    CoinDesk - 22 hours ago
    The PIX payments system is coming to Brazil later this year, promising almost instant transfers for individuals and businesses.
  • CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico on February 26–27
    CryptoNewsZ - 22 hours ago
    Fourth annual CoinAgenda Caribbean to feature crypto pioneers and legal experts while spotlighting up-and-coming Startup Founders  SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 —  CoinAgenda, the premier global conference series for connecting blockchain and cryptocurrency investors with startups since 2014, has announced its fourth annual CoinAgenda Caribbean event, happening in Puerto Rico February 26-27, 2020. … The post CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico on February 26–27 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • EOS Turns Red; Nosedives Below the Major Support Marked at $4
    CryptoNewsZ - 23 hours ago
    EOS, at the time of writing this analysis, was trading around $4.0, after recording a steep fall at $3.66 Over the past 24 hours, EOS/USD took a sharp dip from the trading price of $4.4 to $3.6, marking a regression of over 18% We project about a bearish divergence due to “death crossover” as the … The post EOS Turns Red; Nosedives Below the Major Support Marked at $4 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • EU Can’t Decide What to do with Libra
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The digital currency set to be released by Facebook in 2020 still has unanswered questions from the EU. Governments around the world are facing hard choices when it comes to cryptocurrency: overregulate it and risk losing the benefits to the economy, or do nothing and make themselves vulnerable to those who step up. Currently, the European Union can’t figure out what to do about Libra, the digital currency set to be released by Facebook in 2020. According to a Feb. 19…
  • Dutch Authorities Arrest 2 in Million-Euro Crypto Money Laundering Investigations
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Dutch tax enforcers with the Netherlands’ Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service arrested two men Monday for laundering millions of euros in cryptocurrency.
  • Julian Assange Allegedly Offered Pardon for Denying Russian Hacking
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder claims a Republican congressman dangled a pardon for denying Russian involvement in the DNC leak. A lawyer for Julian Assange spoke in court on Wednesday, claiming a former Republican congressman offered the WikiLeaks founder a presidential pardon. This clemency was to be in exchange for denying Russian involvement in the 2016 Democratic National Committee email hack. Assange’s lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, declared in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Feb. 19 that former congressman Dana Rohrabacher of…
  • Gram Token Injunction Could Go Down to the Wire
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A New York judge has extended the restraining order that prohibits Telegram from distributing its Gram tokens. Following a two-hour hearing, a New York federal judge has extended the restraining order that prohibits Telegram from distributing its Gram tokens.On Feb 19, Judge P. Kevin Castel of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York reserved judgment on the US Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC)’s request for a preliminary injunction regarding Telegram’s 2019 Gram sale.The SEC believes that…
  • Altcoins Fall from $100 Billion MCap – Will XRP, Ethereum and Litecoin Hold Support?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    The total market capitalization of altcoins slips below $100 billion on 19th February after a flash drop in Bitcoin. As reported yesterday on CoinGape, as
  • Blockchain and e-Commerce: An Inseparable Duo
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 day ago
    e-Commerce is an economic activity characterized by buying and selling products or services on the internet. The process is inherently electronic in nature and involves active use of internet connection to take place. In this day and time, it is impossible to talk about the economy without taking into consideration the influence of e-commerce. In … The post Blockchain and e-Commerce: An Inseparable Duo appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Fortress Financial Group Increases Buyout Offer for Mt. Gox Claims
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The financial group increased its offer to creditors’ claims on the defunct crypto exchange from 70% to 88%. Fortress Investment Group has increased its offer to purchase claims from creditors who lost money in the infamous $480 million Mt. Gox hack. The group, which aims to profit by eventually recovering the Bitcoin (BTC), upped its offer on the cryptocurrency to 88% of the estimated account value.Cointelegraph has reported previously how Fortress calculated offers to creditors. The latest offer of $1300…
  • Boerse Stuttgart: New German Crypto Regulation Poised to Attract Institutional Investors
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Since the new German crypto regulation went into effect, financial institutions in Germany have been preparing to offer crypto custody services. Among them is Boerse Stuttgart, the country’s second-largest stock exchange. Having obtained a provisional license from BaFin, the regulator in charge of licensing crypto service providers, Boerse Stuttgart is preparing to offer crypto custody […] The post Boerse Stuttgart: New German Crypto Regulation Poised to Attract Institutional Investors appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • No, Concentration Among Miners Isn’t Going to Break Bitcoin
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin’s resilience doesn’t depend on widely distributed mining power. It just requires self-interested miners, says CoinDesk columnist Hasu.
  • Gemcoin Founder Admits to Fraud in $147 Million Scheme
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The mastermind behind the $147 million Gemcoin cryptocurrency scam, has admitted to wire fraud and tax evasion. Steve Chen, the mastermind behind the $147 million Gemcoin cryptocurrency scheme, has admitted to wire fraud and tax evasion in a plea agreement.The 62-year-old Southern California resident agreed that he and other co-conspirators fraudulently promoted a cryptocurrency called Gemcoin (or Gem Coins) that helped fleece $147 million from 70,000 victims.Chen, also known as “Boss,” reported an income of $138,000 in 2014 which is…
  • Bitcoin Price Prints A Bearish Pattern: Can The $9,200 Support Hold?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin price slides under the two-month ascending channel as lower levels towards $9,000 continue to beckon. BTC/USD bulls seek support at $9,500 but if pushed
  • Bitcoin Price Looks for Support at $9500 as Bear Indicators Light Up
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin price plunges by over $850 in less than hour liquidating over $126 million in longs on BitMEX alone. The overwhelming of long orders once
  • Israeli Banks Should Not Deny Services to Crypto Firms: Attorney General
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Israeli banks should not deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit. Israeli banks should not deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit.Instead of halting financial services for all crypto firms, banks should closely examine each case for indicators of money laundering risks or other illicit financial practices, Mandelblit told the Tel Aviv District Court.Mandelblit’s stance purportedly opposed to a position by Israeli central bankMandelblit’s stance —…
  • Blockchain for the Environment: It Is Real and It Is Here
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The blockchain industry has the potential to help the world in stopping the climate changes and global warming. Every week sears a new image of climate change into our collective consciousness. A few decades ago, we heard about ozone holes and ice melting at slightly higher rates than anticipated. Today, the reminders of climate change are more visceral and immediate: California’s hills and forests burn, Venice’s city council chamber floods, and Iceland holds a funeral for a glacier. The United Nations…
  • Bitcoin Price Plummets $800 in an Hour
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin led an aggressive flash crash that saw most leading crypto assets plunge by at least 5% in under one hour. Bitcoin (BTC) took an unexpected dive today, plunging $600 in a matter of minutes. The plunge saw 15 of the 20 largest crypto assets by market cap down 5% or more on this time yesterday.Crypto market 1-day price chart. Source: Coin360The price drop began around 21:45 UTC when Bitcoin lost $800 in an hour. More than $100 million worth of…
  • Swiss Savers View Cryptocurrencies as Option, Now That Bank Accounts Don’t Save Them From Inflation
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable alternative for savers in Switzerland, according to a new poll. The Alpine nation’s crypto-friendly business climate and increasing regulatory clarity makes them a relatively easy addition to investors’ portfolios. Many Swiss people can afford and regularly do put some money aside but bank accounts are no longer offering inflation […] The post Swiss Savers View Cryptocurrencies as Option, Now That Bank Accounts Don’t Save Them From Inflation appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Israel’s Attorney General Says Banks Can’t Refuse Services To Crypto Firms
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Israel’s Attorney General refutes court’s blanket ban on crypto related transactions in banks and financial institutions. The AG disagrees with the two-year long blanket ban
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC) Has Solid Fundamentals Despite Price dropping 21%
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Ethereum Classic (ETC) is one of the worst performing digital assets in the top 20. The coin, ETC, is down by double digits in the
  • Irish Court Freezes Over €62 Million EUR Worth Of Bitcoins From A Drug Dealer’s Wallet
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized over $62 million in Bitcoin (BTC) from a drug dealer after a judge declared the assets as proceeds of
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Price Crosses $10,200 As There Are More Inflows to Exchanges
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    There are more inflows than outflows at the top seven leading cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, BitMex, and OKEx, according to statistics from Token Analyst. On
  • Defi for Bitcoin: Collateral Peg Platform Provides Noncustodial BTC Lending on Ethereum
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    During the second week of February, a new project called tBTC was unveiled that is similar to the Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) created with the Ethereum network. However, the tBTC effort claims to be a noncustodial application that allows users to deposit BTC, mint tBTC, and lend it with interest. Also Read: Market Update: Bitcoin Halving […] The post Defi for Bitcoin: Collateral Peg Platform Provides Noncustodial BTC Lending on Ethereum appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Tezos (XTZ) Outperforms in 2020: Here are the Key Drivers
    Crypto Currency News - 1 day ago
    The New Year has seen a degree of a turnaround in the crypto space, as many tokens have recorded significant gains. One notable gainer is Tezos (XTZ). Since the start of the year, the XTZ token has more than doubled in price, and it goes without saying that it could be on the radars of most crypto traders by this point. More importantly, the coin has managed to break into the top 10 crypto projects by market cap thanks to…
  • Brazil Central Bank Launches ‘Immediate Fee System’ To Rival Bitcoin
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    The emErgence of new digital economic systems has pushed the Brazil Central Bank to launch a new immediate fee system, PIX. This launch comes in
  • Ripple XRP Continue to Revolutionize Cross Border Payment Systems
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. More than 300+ financial institutions have chosen to make use of RippleNet to identify new markets and new customers.  They… The post Ripple XRP Continue to Revolutionize Cross Border Payment Systems appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Peter Thiel-Backed $50 Million Bitcoin Mining Firm Starts Operations In West Texas
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    PayPal’s Peter Thiel’s Bitcoin mining firm starts mining operations in West Texas on Wednesday kicking off the $50 million facility as the market awaits BTC
  • Bitcoin SV Return to Genesis and Sports Payment System
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Bitcoin SV (BSV) is a fork of Bitcoin. However, it restores the original vision, thus brightening the future of Bitcoin.… The post Bitcoin SV Return to Genesis and Sports Payment System appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Forms Key Bullish Pattern That Doubled BTC’s Value; Possible Run To $20K?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin (BTC) forms a golden cross on the weekly charts as the price boosts past $10,200 USD. Given the bullish signals, can BTC bulls set

  • Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020
    CryptoNewsZ - 48 minutes ago
    Maxonrow will host its first-ever MAXathon from April 18-19, 2020, in Berlin, where participants will have the chance to win from a 15.000€ prize pool and explore how blockchain can be used to create solutions for healthcare, education, and governments using Maxonrow’s SDK. MAXathon will take place at Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, a community space … The post Maxonrow’s First Hackathon, MAXathon will take place in Berlin on April 18–19, 2020 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 hour ago
    Monero, at the time of penning down, was seen accumulating around the trading price of $79.11 with immediate support from 200-day MA at $75 With steady support from 200-day MA, $74 to $75 is marked as a stop loss and while the coin oscillates above $80, $81 to $84 is marked as TP (Take Profit) … The post Monero (XMR) Accumulates Above 200-day MA; Trades at $79 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Visa & CoinBase Partner Up for Debit Cards
    Crypto-News.net - 7 hours ago
    If you are a long-term cryptocurrency user, chances are that you are aware of the previous Visa-based digital currency cards that allowed holders to spend their crypto at POS card terminals, or to easily withdraw cash at any ATM. After a few years of activity, Visa decided to cancel all crypto-based cards. Now, recent reports
  • BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC
    Bitcoin News - 8 hours ago
    On February 19, a group of well known software developers announced the launch of a new Bitcoin Cash full node with the Infrastructure Funding Plan (IFP) removed from the codebase. The news was announced on the read.cash platform by the developer Freetrader who told the public that strong demand from businesses, miners, mining pools, and […] The post BCH Funding Debate: Developers Plan to Launch IFP-Free Version of Bitcoin ABC appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • The Future of Crypto: The Latest Cryptography Advances Set to Change Blockchain
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Industry experts tell Cointelegraph about the latest cryptography innovations and how they will influence the future of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies could not exist without cryptography. Advances in this field can have far-reaching impacts on blockchain technology and its potential. We will examine the opinions of industry experts on the latest cryptographic advances and their potential for cryptocurrencies.Zero knowledge proofs: more than just privacyDirector of research at blockchain firm Blockstream and mathematician Andrew Poelstra told Cointelegraph that zero-knowledge proof (ZK-Proof) systems are…
  • Sweden Leaps Ahead Of Major Countries To Begin Testing CBDC
    Coingape - 9 hours ago
    Countries all over the world are looking into the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. Chia has been leading this movement. Or so we
  • United Nations Is Among New Entrants in Forbes’ 2nd Blockchain 50 List
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Forbes’ newly released Blockchain 50 list members moved from focus on theory to generating “very real revenues and cost savings.” Newly released Blockchain 50 list by major finance publication Forbes features some new entrants like major international association, the United Nations.Shortly after including six blockchain-focused firms into its Fintech 50 list last week, Forbes has released another compilation of 50 global enterprises actively embracing blockchain technology.Newcomers include the United Nations, China Construction Bank, Square and othersPublished on Feb. 19, the…
  • Users Pay $1M for Digital Land as 2017 ICO Finally Opens Virtual World
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Decentraland recently launched its virtual reality world, seeing $1 million in land sold on its digital arena. Almost three years after its ICO, Decentraland has opened its platform — a virtual world in which participants buy and sell fake land, as well as construct buildings. Over the past ten days, Decentraland gamers have purchased over $1 million worth of digital anchorage on the Ethereum-based virtual reality product, Bloomberg said in a Feb. 20 article. Decentralanders use the project’s native crypto asset,…
  • Tax and KYC Issues Plague Upbit's Foreign Withdrawals, Exchange Says
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    South Korean crypto exchange Upbit has announced the continuous ban for its foreign users from withdrawing their funds due to tax and KYC issues. A Jinse report said that many Chinese Upbit users are finding it difficult to withdraw Korean Won ever since December. Upbit has announced to its foreign users the reasons their withdrawals are still restricted on Feb. 19  in an announcement. Upbit said in the announcement that (Know Your Customer) KYC and Korean taxation on cryptocurrency among crypto…
  • DeFi Insurance Firm Nexus Mutual Makes Its First Payout Following bZx Attacks
    CoinDesk - 10 hours ago
    Nexus Mutual members voted to pay out two claims following the bZx flash loan attacks – a first for the DeFi insurance pioneer.
  • Bitcoin Price Fights to Hold $9.5K to Stave Off a Trend Reversal
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    Bitcoin bulls battle to keep the $9.5K level in order to prevent a drop to the 200-DMA at $8.8K. On Feb. 20 Bitcoin (BTC) price surprisingly dropped 8.85%, a move which caught many investors off guard as up to that moment the digital asset had recovered well from the President’s Day weekend correction and was trading sideways in the $10,200 range. Citing data from CoinMetrics, ARK Invest crypto analyst Yassine Elmandjra tweeted that the $1,000 price drop was the fifth…
  • Ethereum-Built Soccer Game Pens Deal With Italian Giants Juventus
    Crypto Currency News - 10 hours ago
    Sorare, a global fantasy football platform built on the Ethereum blockchain, has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Italian soccer giants Juventus to launch a digital collectibles range of its star players. Ethereum-Based Fantasy Football Paris-based Sorare provides a soccer management game with digital cards representing players that fans can collect and trade. The cards represent non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on Ethereum’s ERC-721 standard. For each player, Sorare issues 1 “Unique” card, 10 “Super Rare” cards, and 100 “Rare” cards…
  • Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find
    CoinDesk - 10 hours ago
    Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers.
  • Why We Should Stop Thinking of ‘Crypto’ as a Single Industry
    CoinDesk - 11 hours ago
    Enterprise blockchains, central bank digital currencies, digital collectibles, DeFi, and bitcoin. How much do they really have to do with one another?
  • Bitcoin Suddenly Crashes 8% as Momentum Fades After the Recent Rally
    Crypto Currency News - 11 hours ago
    The crypto space can be highly volatile for traders, and over the years, Bitcoin (BTC) has proven to be among the more volatile cryptocurrencies. Over the past few days, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market cap had managed to make a comeback of sorts, but the volatility returned once again today. Such volatility was last seen back in November 2019. Key Drivers At around 5 in the morning Hong Kong time, the cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 8% within…
  • Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling
    Bitcoin News - 11 hours ago
    Ireland’s Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized 6,000 BTC from a Dublin resident who was accused of growing cannabis on property located in the Wicklow Mountain region. The police found around €450,000 of marijuana plants but the €52 million ($56.1M) of BTC was the biggest single-value asset seizure by the CAB since 1996. Also read: US […] The post Ireland Seizes Bitcoin Stash Worth $56M in Criminal Forfeiture Ruling appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • WATCH: Vitalik Buterin Explains the New Tech Behind Eth 2.0
    CoinDesk - 11 hours ago
    Where do things stand with the tech overhaul of the world’s second-largest blockchain? We asked Vitalik at ETHDenver.
  • Brave Vs Google: Brave Browser Can Do This to Match Google’s Dominance
    Coingape - 11 hours ago
    Brave, the blockchain-based browser with grand plans of matching and even surpassing Google’s market share, now takes issue with the behemoth’s monopolistic tendencies. It is
  • Paxos’ DLT Settlement Platform Is Live With Credit Suisse and Instinet
    Cointelegraph.com News - 11 hours ago
    Paxos, a New York-regulated financial firm and the issuer of Paxos Standard stablecoin, has launched its blockchain-based settlement platform with Credit Suisse and Instinet. Paxos, a New York-regulated financial firm and the issuer of a USD-pegged stablecoin, has launched its blockchain-based settlement platform.After announcing Paxos Settlement Service in late 2019, Paxos Trust Company has launched the product to settle select United States-listed equity trades between the two broker-dealers, Swiss financial services firm Credit Suisse and Nomura Group-owned Instinet, according to…
  • Ethereum [ETH] Forms Bearish Pattern As Price Slides 13% In A Day, Push To $230 Possible?
    Coingape - 12 hours ago
    Ethereum (ETH) slides over 7% over the past 24 hours as bears target sub $250 support levels in the near term. A double top formation
  • Watch Chartist Dan McDermitt Debate Analyst Ronnie Moas on Why Trading Can Beat Hodling
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    Technician Dan McDermitt debates analyst Ronnie Moas on the validity of trading versus hodling. This week, technical analyst Dan McDermitt of The Chart Guys educational platform debates Standpoint Research founder Ronnie Moas on trading versus holding.Can traders really outperform a simple buy and hold Bitcoin investment strategy?McDermitt sees trading as a profitable route. “Had I just bought and held, I would be doing a lot more poorly than my current trading,” he said. McDermitt said trading over the past two…
  • EDC Blockchain February 21, 2020 Training Event Improving Faith and Loyalty
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 12 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Vaz Egiazar, the CEO of EDC Blockchain, places emphasis on Learning with the EDC blockchain, which is established in the… The post EDC Blockchain February 21, 2020 Training Event Improving Faith and Loyalty appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Top Cryptocurrencies Are Exponentially More Liquid Than Ever Before
    Cointelegraph.com News - 12 hours ago
    With USDT’s volume up 32,769 times since 2017, and BTC trade having increased by 468 times, what is the crypto market outlook? With increasing speculation in the crypto community that cryptocurrency markets are on the cusp of the next major bull season, it can be easy to lose sight of the maturation that the crypto ecosystem has undergone to get to the present moment.When comparing the current crypto markets against the climate preceding the previous bull run, many top markets…
  • Fidelity Is Still Looking for Bitcoin Mining Engineers
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    Fidelity is still looking for a Bitcoin Mining Engineer to manage its mining operation, likely referring to an installation leased from Blockstream in summer 2019. The Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT) is looking to find Bitcoin Mining Engineers for a “new business opportunity.” The proposal is coming from the team behind Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS), the crypto trading arm of the financial giant.The recruit will support Fidelity’s mining operations, likely in reference to its partnership with Blockstream. The…
  • Atomic Wallet (AWC) People are Comfortable Using It on a Day to Day Basis
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 13 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Atomic Wallet (AWC) is a universal cryptocurrency wallet.  Users can manage Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, XLM, and more of 300… The post Atomic Wallet (AWC) People are Comfortable Using It on a Day to Day Basis appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Morgan Stanley Buys E*Trade in $13B Deal
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    Morgan Stanley is acquiring E*Trade for $13 billion, hoping to target its 5.2 million-strong client base.
  • You Are the Product: A Three-Step Plan to Take Back Control of Personal Data
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    Personal data is monetized, giving us, the providers, nothing of the pie. Entrepreneur Jennifer Zhu Scott has a three-step plan for taking back control.
  • Oil Prices Are Now More Volatile Than Bitcoin
    CoinDesk - 13 hours ago
    For skeptics and traditional market investors, bitcoin is synonymous with extreme bouts of price volatility. However, in recent times, oil has become a relatively risky asset.
  • ‘Digital Gold’ Label Shifts as XRP Correlation to Gold Outpaces Bitcoin
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    New data shows that XRP is more deserving of the digital gold label frequently ascribed to Bitcoin. Up until the most recent correction, Bitcoin (BTC) price was repeatedly pushing above $10,300 and attempting to reach a 2020 high above $9,500. 2020 started with a strong upward trend and altcoins followed Bitcoin’s price action, as thoroughly reported in Cointelegraph.This aggregate trend leaves the door open for a full bullish period ahead since the last Bitcoin high growth period was between April…
  • Just In: Binance Exchange Suspends Cardano (ADA) Deposits & Withdrawals To Support Upgrade
    Coingape - 14 hours ago
    Binance exchange announces a temporary suspension of Cardano (ADA) deposits and withdrawal services on its platform, pending the upgrade of the blockchain. An announcement on
  • $100K in Early Prizes Looks to Lure the NFT-Curious to Decentraland
    CoinDesk - 14 hours ago
    Decentraland opened for gameplay today, delivering on promises of bringing an NFT-based “metaverse” to ethereum.
  • Bitcoin News Roundup for Feb. 20, 2020
    CoinDesk - 14 hours ago
    With the price of bitcoin diving nearly 7 percent in the last 24 hours, Markets Daily is back with another time-saving bitcoin news roundup.
  • Virgin Galactic Stock Is Skyrocketing, Will Take Bitcoin to Shoot You Into Space
    Bitcoin News - 14 hours ago
    Virgin Galactic is one of the leading ventures in the emerging private space race alongside companies such as Spacex. However, it is being compared now mostly to another Elon Musk creation – Tesla. This is because Virgin Galactic stock is skyrocketing as traders rush in to bet on the futuristic promise of space tourism. Its […] The post Virgin Galactic Stock Is Skyrocketing, Will Take Bitcoin to Shoot You Into Space appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Sweden Is Testing Its New Central Bank Digital Currency
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    CBDCs are starting to gain some momentum. The country of Sweden has begun testing an e-krona, bringing it that much closer to the proper release of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The pilot program will be in operation for one year, until February 2021.If and when the e-krona formally launches for use by the public, the idea is that this blockchain-powered currency would drive conventional payments and banking activities throughout the country. Instead of swiping a credit card or…
  • Indonesian Customs Joins IBM’s Blockchain Supply Chain Platform
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    Indonesia’s regulators are cautiously warming to blockchain, with the country’s customs watchdog announcing the use of IBM’s TradeLens blockchain platform. IBM Indonesia has revealed that the Indonesian Directorate General of Customs and Excise has commenced using the blockchain-based shipping platform, TradeLens.The news follows several months of platform implementations, with the Indonesia Customs and Excise Department announcing that it would join the TradeLens consortium late last year. The announcement has seen Indonesia’s customs department become the 11th government agency to join the…
  • Bancor (BNT) Nate Hindman at ETHDENVER 2020 on What Is Bubbling In Decentralized Liquidity
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 15 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Bancor (BNT) is the on-chain liquidity protocol that facilitates the automated and decentralized token exchange on the Ethereum and EOS… The post Bancor (BNT) Nate Hindman at ETHDENVER 2020 on What Is Bubbling In Decentralized Liquidity appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Over $300 million Tether (USDT) Burnt at Tron, is this a clear Sell Signal?
    Coingape - 15 hours ago
    Tether Limited, the company behind the dollar-linked stable coin Tether (USDT), has announced on Twitter that it has destroyed $300 million USDT. The stable coin plays
  • Officials Arrest US Resident for Allegedly Laundering Drug Proceeds With Crypto
    CoinDesk - 15 hours ago
    A “large-scale” money laundering organization is allegedly using cryptocurrency to wash the proceeds from drug sales, according to a DEA agent’s complaint.
  • Australian Stock Exchange Has New Blockchain Equity Competitor
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    The operator of the National Stock Exchange of Australia is working on a joint blockchain-based project to enable same-day settlements. NSX Limited, the operator of the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSXA), is working on a joint blockchain-based project to enable same-day settlements.According to a Feb. 20 announcement, NSX has partnered with iSignthis (ISX), a publicly listed firm specializing in payment authentication services, to establish a new venture that would provide “multicurrency, real-time and same day clearing of share trades…
  • Financial Giant Morgan Stanley Acquires E*Trade in $13B Deal
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    Major investment bank Morgan Stanley is buying online trading firm E*Trade Financial Group, which would extend the bank’s offerings to everyday investors. Major investment bank Morgan Stanley is buying online trading firm E*Trade Financial Group, which would extend the bank’s offerings to everyday investors.The $13 billion deal marks Morgan Stanley’s largest takeover since the crisis of 2008, also bringing along E*Trade’s five million clients, $360 billion in assets and an online bank, the Wall Street Journal reported on Feb. 20.With…
  • Never Mind Hodlers, Crypto Needs More Opportunist Investors
    CoinDesk - 16 hours ago
    The crypto markets need more investors who come and go and who aren’t solely crypto investors, says CoinDesk columnist Jeff Dorman.
  • Italian Soccer Giant Juventus Inks Deal for Ethereum-Based Player Collectibles
    CoinDesk - 17 hours ago
    The top Italian soccer team is launching digital collectible “cards” of players via a partnership with blockchain-based game platform Sorare.
  • Paxos, Credit Suisse Claim First Blockchain-Based Settlement of US Equities
    CoinDesk - 17 hours ago
    The Paxos Settlement Service has gone live, allowing for the simultaneous exchange of cash and a select number of U.S.-listed securities on the firm’s own private version of ethereum.
  • 8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto Telegram
    Bitcoin News - 17 hours ago
    For news, gossip, FUD, FOMO, charts, bots, and project updates, crypto Telegram is where it’s at. The beating heart of the crypto community resides in Pavel Durov’s encrypted messenger application. Accessing Telegram is easy, but optimizing your experience to get the most out of the platform calls for a few do’s and don’ts. Here are […] The post 8 Tips for Getting the Most out of Crypto Telegram appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Bitshares (BTS) User-Issued Assets Launching a Token or a Blockchain Business in 2020
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 17 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. A lot has been happening in the BitShares community due to their consolidated approach to marketing. The BitShares events for… The post Bitshares (BTS) User-Issued Assets Launching a Token or a Blockchain Business in 2020 appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Bitcoin Corrects Above the Steep Low Price and Appears Bullish
    CryptoNewsZ - 18 hours ago
    Bitcoin (BTC), at the time of penning down, was seen accumulating below 38.20% Fib Level and above the weekly low at $9,580.20 BTC/USD lacks support from the 200-day daily MA while the 50-day MA is providing an immediate support This time the correction below $10,000 has led the coin to test supports as low as … The post Bitcoin Corrects Above the Steep Low Price and Appears Bullish appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Norwegian Air May Allow Customers to Pay With Crypto as Soon as Spring
    CoinDesk - 18 hours ago
    Norwegian Air would accept cryptocurrency payments via crypto exchange NBX.
  • Brazilian Central Bank Promises Instant Payment Platform to Compete With Crypto
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    The new platform will facilitate payments in up to 10 seconds using QR codes or identification data alongside computers, ATMs, or mobile phones. The Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) has announced a plan to launch a new near-instant payment system during November.The platform, called the Brazilian Instant Payment Scheme (PIX), will facilitate peer-to-peer and business-to-business transactions in 10 seconds or less via mobile phone, internet banking, or select ATMs. According to a press release published Feb. 20, It is mandatory for…
  • Coinbase Becomes First Crypto Company to Get VISA Principal Membership
    CryptoNewsZ - 18 hours ago
    In an extremely exciting update for the entire industry, the leading crypto exchange has become the first crypto company to be granted a VISA principal membership. This will help the company to provide more features to the Coinbase Card users in the UK and Europe. The announcement came on Wednesday evening via a tweet, in … The post Coinbase Becomes First Crypto Company to Get VISA Principal Membership appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Cardano to Undergo Network Upgrade in Preparation for Shelley
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    Cardano is ready to begin the first phase of its transition to a decentralized Shelley mainnet, which will introduce the Ouroboros Praos consensus algorithm. The Cardano (ADA) network will perform a scheduled upgrade on Feb. 20 to introduce Ouroboros BFT, an improved consensus mechanism. The update is an intermediate step between the current Byron era and Shelley, which will introduce staking on mainnet.Announced by IOHK on Feb. 19, the upgrade will be executed on Thursday at 9:44 PM UTC, or…
  • Crypto Accused of Facilitating Illegal Gambling — What Are the Odds?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 18 hours ago
    Despite receiving a lot of flak from regulators, use of crypto is still limited when compared to fiat within the illegal gambling sector. Last week, a report claimed that cryptocurrency-based illegal gambling has surged in many parts of Asia owing to the rise of this novel asset class in recent years. In this regard, the article further added that over the course of the last five years or so, betting amounts have become substantially larger, partly because of traditional payment…
  • Personal Narrative and Future of Social Media
    CryptoNewsZ - 18 hours ago
    There is no doubt that social media is constantly evolving and that too at a rapid pace. The fans of these platforms are happy to see the evolution and are expecting more and better things to fall out in the years to come. The rapidness at which this platform is emerging means that the monitoring … The post Personal Narrative and Future of Social Media appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Says Bitcoin Halving Not Priced In Yet
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao suggested that Bitcoin’s price has not yet adapted to the upcoming block reward halving. Changpeng Zhao, the founder and CEO of major crypto exchange Binance, suggested that Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has not yet adapted to the upcoming block reward halving.Zhao suggested that Bitcoin’s price will see more upwards movement in the future during an interview on Feb. 20. The CEO explained that, historically, Bitcoin’s block reward halvings have had a positive impact on the coin’s…
  • Investor Fortress Raises Buyout Offer for Mt. Gox Creditor Claims by 71%
    CoinDesk - 19 hours ago
    Fortress is now offering creditors a “premium price tier” of $1,300 on every bitcoin held by the defunct exchange’s estate.
  • Over $800 Million Bitcoin Liquidations Occur On Top Exchanges As Price Falls To $9,600
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    The total number of longs rekt in the last 24 hours has reached hundreds of millions. This has been as a result of Bitcoin making
  • Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse Tells Banks That 'Crypto Is Not a Bad Word'
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse explained how he talks to bankers to assuage their fear of crypto and get them on board with the new asset class. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse’s mission is to demolish bankers’ fear of cryptocurrencies and get them on board with the new asset class.During a recent interview with CNN, Garlinghouse explained that “once regulators understand you’re not circumventing regulatory frameworks they get very comfortable very quickly.”Garlinghouse said that someone at the World Economic Forum in Davos…
  • Ripple (XRP) Faces Intraday Correction; Nosedives at $0.268
    CryptoNewsZ - 19 hours ago
    Ripple pulls back after hitting a fresh 90-day high at $0.34 over the past five days and lacks support from the daily moving averages The rising wedge candlestick formation led to the price of XRP to test support around $0.268. XRP against USD trades with expanding volatility as the 20-day Bollinger Bands widen The bearish … The post Ripple (XRP) Faces Intraday Correction; Nosedives at $0.268 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Ripple Price Pattern Hints Mega Breakdown To $0.20 As $0.26 Support Is Tested
    Coingape - 19 hours ago
    Ripple price gives in to selling activities, breaks below trendline support. Peter Brandt says that if Ripple completes the H&S pattern, there is a possibility
  • Enigma Achieves Two Goals; Settlement With SEC & Launch of Mainnet
    CryptoNewsZ - 20 hours ago
    Based in San Francisco and Israel, Enigma MPC, which works as a renowned blockchain technology powered firm, has announced the news about its two successful accomplishments in New Year 2020. These remarkable achievements include: The firm’s settlement with the regulatory watchdog, US Securities and Exchange Commission or the SEC Unveiling of the first Enigma mainnet … The post Enigma Achieves Two Goals; Settlement With SEC & Launch of Mainnet appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Bitcoin Traps Buyers With Biggest Daily Price Loss in Three Months
    CoinDesk - 20 hours ago
    Bitcoin took its biggest daily fall in three months on Wednesday, but prices remain in the bullish zone for now.
  • Bitcoin Tumbles As Bears Take Control Over Market Momentum – Where To Next?
    Coingape - 20 hours ago
    Bitcoin saw a sudden sell over the past 2 days as it dropped from a high above $180 to as low as $9,280. It is
  • Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era – The Latest Two Faces of the Same Scam
    Bitcoin News - 20 hours ago
    With the rising price and popularity of bitcoin come numerous scams. Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era are two investment schemes that have recently gained much attention. News.Bitcoin.com took a look at them, and it did not take much to spot how similar they are to each other and several other well-known scams. Also read: Bitcoin, […] The post Bitcoin Superstar and Bitcoin Era – The Latest Two Faces of the Same Scam appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Blockstack Releases Annual Public Benefit Report Describing 2019 Achievements
    CryptoNewsZ - 21 hours ago
    Taking pride in being a highly acclaimed open-source decentralized computing platform, Blockstack has released the Blockstack PBC annual public benefit report for its wide customer base to review its accomplishments. The report highlights the details about the working pedagogies followed by the firm to live by its core objectives concerning the public benefit over the … The post Blockstack Releases Annual Public Benefit Report Describing 2019 Achievements appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Dutch Authorities Arrest Two Men for Alleged Crypto Money Laundering
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service arrested two men for allegedly laundering money with cryptocurrencies. The Dutch Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service (FIOD) has arrested two men for allegedly laundering money with cryptocurrencies.According to a statement released by the International Revenue Service on Feb. 18, the two men were arrested on Feb. 17 in connection to two separate criminal investigations into money laundering using cryptocurrencies. Both investigations were led by the National Office for Serious Fraud, Environmental Crime and…
  • National Stock Exchange of Australia Plans DLT Platform to Compete With ASX
    CoinDesk - 21 hours ago
    National Stock Exchange of Australia owner NSX Ltd. and financial institution iSignthis are forming joint venture to offer a digital securities trading platform.
  • XRP Price May Face 25% Drop if Recent High Breaks Down — Peter Brandt
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    A “head and shoulders” formation for XRP could spell significant losses, the veteran trader warns, as Bitcoin stays lower after its own 8% fall. XRP traders may be in for further losses as one trader warned that a bearish price feature was yet to complete its impact on the market.In a tweet on Feb. 20, Peter Brandt, well known as a trader of both cryptocurrency and traditional assets, said that a “head and shoulders” pattern in XRP/USD this month had…
  • STEEM Cryptocurrency Content Producers Get Paid Directly By Content Consumers
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 21 hours ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Ever wondered why TRON took to buying Steem? Steem transactions are free.  It is a public content platform.  The blockchain… The post STEEM Cryptocurrency Content Producers Get Paid Directly By Content Consumers appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Mystery VC Firm Wants Sensitive Evidence Redacted From Telegram Case
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    An anonymous VC has argued that evidence brought forward by the SEC could reveal the firm’s proprietary investment and custody strategies. Newly published court documents reveal that an anonymous venture capital firm identified as “Investor F” sought to have evidence redacted from the first court hearing for the dispute between the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Telegram.On Feb, 18, Investor F asserted that emails directly requested by the SEC contain “confidential and commercially sensitive documents” detailing the…
  • Tezos Trades In Opposite Direction To Overall Market -Where To Next?
    Coingape - 22 hours ago
    Tezos saw a small 3% price increase over the past 24 hours as it bucked the overall market decline seen within every other coin. Tezos
  • Binance.US Adds Support to Zilliqa Token
    CryptoNewsZ - 22 hours ago
    Binance.US, the globally acclaimed sister concern of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance has announced the news about the listing of Zilliqa (ZIL) virtual currency on its esteemed platform. The addition of ZIL in the leading cryptocurrency trading platform will allow the customers to enjoy access to two new trading pairs, namely ZIL/USD and ZIL/BUSD. … The post Binance.US Adds Support to Zilliqa Token appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Brazil’s Central Bank to Launch Near-Instant Payments as a Response to Cryptocurrencies
    CoinDesk - 22 hours ago
    The PIX payments system is coming to Brazil later this year, promising almost instant transfers for individuals and businesses.
  • CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico on February 26–27
    CryptoNewsZ - 23 hours ago
    Fourth annual CoinAgenda Caribbean to feature crypto pioneers and legal experts while spotlighting up-and-coming Startup Founders  SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, FEBRUARY 17, 2020 —  CoinAgenda, the premier global conference series for connecting blockchain and cryptocurrency investors with startups since 2014, has announced its fourth annual CoinAgenda Caribbean event, happening in Puerto Rico February 26-27, 2020. … The post CoinAgenda Caribbean Returns to Puerto Rico on February 26–27 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • EOS Turns Red; Nosedives Below the Major Support Marked at $4
    CryptoNewsZ - 23 hours ago
    EOS, at the time of writing this analysis, was trading around $4.0, after recording a steep fall at $3.66 Over the past 24 hours, EOS/USD took a sharp dip from the trading price of $4.4 to $3.6, marking a regression of over 18% We project about a bearish divergence due to “death crossover” as the … The post EOS Turns Red; Nosedives Below the Major Support Marked at $4 appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • EU Can’t Decide What to do with Libra
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The digital currency set to be released by Facebook in 2020 still has unanswered questions from the EU. Governments around the world are facing hard choices when it comes to cryptocurrency: overregulate it and risk losing the benefits to the economy, or do nothing and make themselves vulnerable to those who step up. Currently, the European Union can’t figure out what to do about Libra, the digital currency set to be released by Facebook in 2020. According to a Feb. 19…
  • Dutch Authorities Arrest 2 in Million-Euro Crypto Money Laundering Investigations
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Dutch tax enforcers with the Netherlands’ Fiscal Intelligence and Investigation Service arrested two men Monday for laundering millions of euros in cryptocurrency.
  • Julian Assange Allegedly Offered Pardon for Denying Russian Hacking
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder claims a Republican congressman dangled a pardon for denying Russian involvement in the DNC leak. A lawyer for Julian Assange spoke in court on Wednesday, claiming a former Republican congressman offered the WikiLeaks founder a presidential pardon. This clemency was to be in exchange for denying Russian involvement in the 2016 Democratic National Committee email hack. Assange’s lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, declared in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Feb. 19 that former congressman Dana Rohrabacher of…
  • Gram Token Injunction Could Go Down to the Wire
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A New York judge has extended the restraining order that prohibits Telegram from distributing its Gram tokens. Following a two-hour hearing, a New York federal judge has extended the restraining order that prohibits Telegram from distributing its Gram tokens.On Feb 19, Judge P. Kevin Castel of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York reserved judgment on the US Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC)’s request for a preliminary injunction regarding Telegram’s 2019 Gram sale.The SEC believes that…
  • Altcoins Fall from $100 Billion MCap – Will XRP, Ethereum and Litecoin Hold Support?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    The total market capitalization of altcoins slips below $100 billion on 19th February after a flash drop in Bitcoin. As reported yesterday on CoinGape, as
  • Blockchain and e-Commerce: An Inseparable Duo
    CryptoNewsZ - 1 day ago
    e-Commerce is an economic activity characterized by buying and selling products or services on the internet. The process is inherently electronic in nature and involves active use of internet connection to take place. In this day and time, it is impossible to talk about the economy without taking into consideration the influence of e-commerce. In … The post Blockchain and e-Commerce: An Inseparable Duo appeared first on CryptoNewsZ.
  • Fortress Financial Group Increases Buyout Offer for Mt. Gox Claims
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The financial group increased its offer to creditors’ claims on the defunct crypto exchange from 70% to 88%. Fortress Investment Group has increased its offer to purchase claims from creditors who lost money in the infamous $480 million Mt. Gox hack. The group, which aims to profit by eventually recovering the Bitcoin (BTC), upped its offer on the cryptocurrency to 88% of the estimated account value.Cointelegraph has reported previously how Fortress calculated offers to creditors. The latest offer of $1300…
  • Boerse Stuttgart: New German Crypto Regulation Poised to Attract Institutional Investors
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Since the new German crypto regulation went into effect, financial institutions in Germany have been preparing to offer crypto custody services. Among them is Boerse Stuttgart, the country’s second-largest stock exchange. Having obtained a provisional license from BaFin, the regulator in charge of licensing crypto service providers, Boerse Stuttgart is preparing to offer crypto custody […] The post Boerse Stuttgart: New German Crypto Regulation Poised to Attract Institutional Investors appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • No, Concentration Among Miners Isn’t Going to Break Bitcoin
    CoinDesk - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin’s resilience doesn’t depend on widely distributed mining power. It just requires self-interested miners, says CoinDesk columnist Hasu.
  • Gemcoin Founder Admits to Fraud in $147 Million Scheme
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The mastermind behind the $147 million Gemcoin cryptocurrency scam, has admitted to wire fraud and tax evasion. Steve Chen, the mastermind behind the $147 million Gemcoin cryptocurrency scheme, has admitted to wire fraud and tax evasion in a plea agreement.The 62-year-old Southern California resident agreed that he and other co-conspirators fraudulently promoted a cryptocurrency called Gemcoin (or Gem Coins) that helped fleece $147 million from 70,000 victims.Chen, also known as “Boss,” reported an income of $138,000 in 2014 which is…
  • Bitcoin Price Prints A Bearish Pattern: Can The $9,200 Support Hold?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin price slides under the two-month ascending channel as lower levels towards $9,000 continue to beckon. BTC/USD bulls seek support at $9,500 but if pushed
  • Bitcoin Price Looks for Support at $9500 as Bear Indicators Light Up
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin price plunges by over $850 in less than hour liquidating over $126 million in longs on BitMEX alone. The overwhelming of long orders once
  • Israeli Banks Should Not Deny Services to Crypto Firms: Attorney General
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Israeli banks should not deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit. Israeli banks should not deny services to firms involved with cryptocurrencies, according to Israel’s attorney general Avichai Mandelblit.Instead of halting financial services for all crypto firms, banks should closely examine each case for indicators of money laundering risks or other illicit financial practices, Mandelblit told the Tel Aviv District Court.Mandelblit’s stance purportedly opposed to a position by Israeli central bankMandelblit’s stance —…
  • Blockchain for the Environment: It Is Real and It Is Here
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The blockchain industry has the potential to help the world in stopping the climate changes and global warming. Every week sears a new image of climate change into our collective consciousness. A few decades ago, we heard about ozone holes and ice melting at slightly higher rates than anticipated. Today, the reminders of climate change are more visceral and immediate: California’s hills and forests burn, Venice’s city council chamber floods, and Iceland holds a funeral for a glacier. The United Nations…
  • Bitcoin Price Plummets $800 in an Hour
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin led an aggressive flash crash that saw most leading crypto assets plunge by at least 5% in under one hour. Bitcoin (BTC) took an unexpected dive today, plunging $600 in a matter of minutes. The plunge saw 15 of the 20 largest crypto assets by market cap down 5% or more on this time yesterday.Crypto market 1-day price chart. Source: Coin360The price drop began around 21:45 UTC when Bitcoin lost $800 in an hour. More than $100 million worth of…
  • Swiss Savers View Cryptocurrencies as Option, Now That Bank Accounts Don’t Save Them From Inflation
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Cryptocurrencies are gradually becoming a viable alternative for savers in Switzerland, according to a new poll. The Alpine nation’s crypto-friendly business climate and increasing regulatory clarity makes them a relatively easy addition to investors’ portfolios. Many Swiss people can afford and regularly do put some money aside but bank accounts are no longer offering inflation […] The post Swiss Savers View Cryptocurrencies as Option, Now That Bank Accounts Don’t Save Them From Inflation appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Israel’s Attorney General Says Banks Can’t Refuse Services To Crypto Firms
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Israel’s Attorney General refutes court’s blanket ban on crypto related transactions in banks and financial institutions. The AG disagrees with the two-year long blanket ban
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC) Has Solid Fundamentals Despite Price dropping 21%
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Ethereum Classic (ETC) is one of the worst performing digital assets in the top 20. The coin, ETC, is down by double digits in the
  • Irish Court Freezes Over €62 Million EUR Worth Of Bitcoins From A Drug Dealer’s Wallet
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized over $62 million in Bitcoin (BTC) from a drug dealer after a judge declared the assets as proceeds of
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Price Crosses $10,200 As There Are More Inflows to Exchanges
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    There are more inflows than outflows at the top seven leading cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, BitMex, and OKEx, according to statistics from Token Analyst. On
  • Defi for Bitcoin: Collateral Peg Platform Provides Noncustodial BTC Lending on Ethereum
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    During the second week of February, a new project called tBTC was unveiled that is similar to the Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) created with the Ethereum network. However, the tBTC effort claims to be a noncustodial application that allows users to deposit BTC, mint tBTC, and lend it with interest. Also Read: Market Update: Bitcoin Halving […] The post Defi for Bitcoin: Collateral Peg Platform Provides Noncustodial BTC Lending on Ethereum appeared first on Bitcoin News.
  • Tezos (XTZ) Outperforms in 2020: Here are the Key Drivers
    Crypto Currency News - 1 day ago
    The New Year has seen a degree of a turnaround in the crypto space, as many tokens have recorded significant gains. One notable gainer is Tezos (XTZ). Since the start of the year, the XTZ token has more than doubled in price, and it goes without saying that it could be on the radars of most crypto traders by this point. More importantly, the coin has managed to break into the top 10 crypto projects by market cap thanks to…
  • Brazil Central Bank Launches ‘Immediate Fee System’ To Rival Bitcoin
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    The emErgence of new digital economic systems has pushed the Brazil Central Bank to launch a new immediate fee system, PIX. This launch comes in
  • Ripple XRP Continue to Revolutionize Cross Border Payment Systems
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. More than 300+ financial institutions have chosen to make use of RippleNet to identify new markets and new customers.  They… The post Ripple XRP Continue to Revolutionize Cross Border Payment Systems appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Peter Thiel-Backed $50 Million Bitcoin Mining Firm Starts Operations In West Texas
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    PayPal’s Peter Thiel’s Bitcoin mining firm starts mining operations in West Texas on Wednesday kicking off the $50 million facility as the market awaits BTC
  • Bitcoin SV Return to Genesis and Sports Payment System
    Cryptocurrency News – TCAT - 1 day ago
    Catch up on the latest crypto market news at The Currency Analytics. Bitcoin SV (BSV) is a fork of Bitcoin. However, it restores the original vision, thus brightening the future of Bitcoin.… The post Bitcoin SV Return to Genesis and Sports Payment System appeared first on Cryptocurrency News – TCAT.
  • Bitcoin [BTC] Forms Key Bullish Pattern That Doubled BTC’s Value; Possible Run To $20K?
    Coingape - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin (BTC) forms a golden cross on the weekly charts as the price boosts past $10,200 USD. Given the bullish signals, can BTC bulls set