September 12, 2019

Banking Veteran Takes Over Stellar Startup as CEO Joins Spin-Out

Adam Ludwin is stepping down as CEO of Interstellar to head a new spin-out. The company, which focuses on expanding the Stellar blockchain ecosystem, has named financial industry veteran Mike Kennedy its new CEO, effective Sept. 15. Ludwin, who ran blockchain startup Chain before it merged with Lightyear.io to form Interstellar, will lead Pogo, an...
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Ethereum blockchain voting sets precedent with Moscow elections

Suffrage has been the greatest symbol of democracy, a unique way of expressing freedom. Over time, this word inspired many movements: universal male suffrage, black suffrage, and women’s suffrage, but all the movements had the same goal, the right to vote in political elections without any disparities. Our ancestors fought, held protest marches, and in...
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Unstoppable Domains Offers Third Wave of Money and Manpower to Exchanges, Wallets and Browsers that Integrate .zil Domain

SAN FRANCISCO — 9.12.19 — Unstoppable Domains, a software company building domains on blockchains, today introduced its second installment of The Blockchain Domain Grant Program, leading into its third wave of potential applicants. For the latest round of grants, the Unstoppable Domains community selected Coinomi, the longest standing multi-asset wallet, CoinRequest, an adoption focused wallet...
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Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV and Bittorrent Token Price Analysis and Prediction September 12th 2019: BNB, BSV, and BTT

Another slow day in the cryptocurrency world as most coins are still trading sideways. Most cryptos only registered a single digit percent change in the past 24 hours with Bitcoin trying to wake everybody up. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite cryptocurrencies and see if the charts tell us anything. Binance Coin...
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Elixxir Launches Public Alpha Of Its Blockchain Network

Elixxir, a blockchain-based privacy protection platform, has announced the alpha launch of the xx network. It is the first public demonstration of cMix, the company’s solution for providing a secure and private communication system on the blockchain. Founded by cryptographer David Chaum, who first theorized the idea of cryptography-based digital cash, Elixxir’s blockchain network seeks...
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Crypto-to-crypto trades remain tax exempt, says French finance minister

Crypto-to-crypto trades will remain tax exempt, iterated French finance minister Bruno Le Maire. The stance stands in stark contrast to tax treatment for crypto-assets in the United States, marking a major boon for cryptocurrency traders domiciled in France. France reaffirms crypto-to-crypto tax exemption In a historical stance, France has reaffirmed that crypto-to-crypto trades are tax...
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State-Owned Thai Oil and Gas Company Partners with Blockchain-based Firm

Energy Web Foundation (EWF) a blockchain-based non-profit together with PTT, an oil and gas company owned by the Thai Government, recently released a statement indicating that they were getting into a partnership. The partnership between the two companies is meant to help them create a renewables platform based on the blockchain infrastructure. As earlier reported,...
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Market Commentary: Bitcoin ETF On The Horizon As Binance Heads West

The crypto markets are continuing to diversify. As Bitcoin stabilizes above the $10,200 price level, altcoins present a varied picture of green and red. Notable movements come from BNB (-4.74%), BSV (-4.33%), Maker (-4.62%), ICON (+3.37%). Cryptocurrency market dynamics since September 11. Source: Coin360 As institutional investment ramps up, a full Bitcoin ETF could be...
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User Registrations For Binance US Start Next Week

In mid-August, we reported that Binance would land in the US in a couple of months, citing CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ). Yesterday, the crypto exchange announced that US residents could register with the US entity starting from next Wednesday. Binance to Accept Crypto Deposits from Sept 18 On September 18, at 8:00 AM EST, US...
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6 Most Successful ICOs of All Time by Amount Raised | Part II

ICOs (short for Initial Coin Offerings) have brought a lot of investors, attention, and bad publicity in the crypto sphere during the last couple of years. Through ICOs, also referred to as crypto crowd sales or token sale events, various companies have managed to raise a lot of capital for launching their projects off the...
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Purchase Popular Gift Cards With Cryptocurrency Using CryptoCardsPlus

Today, only a few companies around the world provide an opportunity to pay in cryptocurrency. And this is despite the fact that the cryptocurrencies are widely spread. To solve this problem, services engaged in debit crypto card production (both plastic and virtual ones) were created. However, to this day, such cards are still far from...
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‘Bitcoin Is Digital Gold’ Narrative Still Unproven, Warns Expert Trader

Newbie Bitcoin and crypto traders should stick to swing trading instead of trying to day trade, says a veteran trader
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Bitcoin Logo Scores Premier League Exposure to Millions Globally

Watford FC, a major English football club that finished 11th in the Premier League in the 2018-19 season, will be featuring the bitcoin logo every week for millions of football fans. Watford FC Chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury stated: Placing the Bitcoin logo on a Premier League shirt is something that challenges the accepted norm....
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Crypto’s Forgotten Altcoins Re-Emerge: A Look at What’s Happening

During the crypto bull market of 2017, everybody was happy. It wasn’t just the BTC maximalists, BCH enthusiasts, or proponents of ETH. Privacy coins like monero were doing great, and even charity-supporting “comic relief” coins like doge were riding high. Since that enchanted time, however, the diverse class of tokens known as altcoins has somehow...
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Binance’s Quarterly BNB Burn to Include Binance Futures Tokens

Binance exchange will include all future businesses and products into the scope of each quarterly burn of its native token Binance Coin (BNB). Decision made based on community feedback According to a blog post on Sept. 12, Binance has decided to include all its products into quarterly BNB burns in accordance with community feedback. The...
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History Favors the Bulls as Bitcoin Trades Sideways at $10K

View Bitcoin’s long-term bullish bias remains intact, with prices holding well above the historically strong support of the three-day chart’s 55-candle exponential moving average (EMA), currently at $8,972. The line served as a strong base in the 2016–2017 bull market. A bullish falling-wedge breakout on the 4-hour chart looks likely and could pave the way...
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VanEck’s Limited Bitcoin ETF Loses Steam, Manages to Issue Only 4 Bitcoins

The VanEck’s Limited Bitcoin ETF has proved unimpressive so far with only 4 BTC tokens issued. Some crypto experts have also slammed VanEck for its marketing gimmick saying the product is nowhere close to real ETF. After months of regulatory scrutiny, VanEck-SolidX launched a limited version of its Bitcoin ETF last week. Not having the...
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Bitcoin Double Dips: King Coin marks second descent below 100 day EMA; consolidation failure?

Pardon me, may I double-dip in the bearish sauce? Bitcoin, after flirting with $10,000 for several months has finally made a move. Unfortunately for the romantics in the market, that move points to the red of rejection rather than the green of getting somewhere. On September 12, the king coin yet again dipped below its...
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‘Ripple One’ Discord Channel Opened To Discuss XRP Fork

A Discord chat has been opened for those that want to re-create the Ripple network, essentially forking XRP. But so far, only a handful of posters have replied, and the general attitude is skeptical. Ripple Keeps XRP Price Low? The community of XRP owners has shown displeasure with the practice of Ripple to sell some...
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Europe, Led by France, Set to Block Facebook’s Libra

France warned that it will block the development of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency in Europe as it represents itself a threat for the “monetary sovereignty” of governments. It seems that France decided to go rigorous on Facebook’s Libra by entirely blocking the development of it. When Facebook announced their Libra project in June this year,...
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Bitcoin Startup BitPay: Slammed by Hong Kong News Outlet

While Bitcoin is inherently a decentralized technology, meaning that payments can be disintermediated and peer-to-peer, some services in the cryptocurrency ecosystem are subject to the issues that come with centralization. It seems that one of these services is BitPay, an Atlanta-based Bitcoin payments processor that is a firm behind a majority of cryptocurrency-enabled e-commerce. The...
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“Hot” Chinese ICO GXChain: Slammed by Police in Latest Anti-Crypto Move

In 2017, China suddenly did a u-turn on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Within months, the nation went from a leading innovator in this nascent sector to one of the most anti-crypto states, implementing bans on certain cryptocurrency media outlets, foreign exchanges, the trading of Chinese yuan for Bitcoin or altcoins, crypto events, and more. While China...
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Another Banking Giant Picks Ethereum + 8 More Crypto Briefs

Source: iStock/rclassenlayouts Crypto Briefs is your daily, bite-sized digest of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related news – investigating the stories flying under the radar of today’s crypto news. Blockchain adoption news Spanish multinational banking giant Santander Group said it has issued the first end-to-end blockchain bond – it is “a first step towards a potential secondary market...
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Next Mastercard Blockchain Move? A Payments Platform with R3

Mainstream payments titan Mastercard continues to make notable forays into the blockchain space. The latest embrace was announced on September 11th, when the company unveiled it had entered into a strategic partnership with the enterprise blockchain consortium R3, the backers of the open-source Corda blockchain project. Namely, the collaboration will see the two organizations “pilot...
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Coinbase Eyes Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) & Security Tokens

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were all the rage during the 2017 cryptoeconomy bull run. Similarly, initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have surged in popularity in 2019 as bullish momentum has returned to the ecosystem once more. Now, U.S. cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase is admittedly interested on capitalizing on the new trend. That’s per Kayvon Pirestani, the...
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Holochain Price Analysis HOT / USD: Standing Ground

Holo is attempting to stabilize above its 200-period moving average on the four-hour time frame Short-term technical analysis shows a lack of bullish reversal patterns The daily time frame highlights that a large inverted head and shoulders pattern is still valid Holo is attempting to stage a meaningful recovery above its 200-period moving average on...
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How to fork XRP Ledger if Ripple acts maliciously (and why it won’t work)

If Ripple acts maliciously token holders could, theoretically, fork the XRP Ledger. In fact, this is one of the features that makes the network decentralized, argues CTO David Schwartz. Here’s how to actually do it and why it ultimately raises concerns around Ripple’s control over XRP. How to fork XRP Ledger In a technical discussion...
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Following The New US Traders’ Ban, Binance Coin Plunging Towards $20

Binance Coin has plummeted this week, decreasing by 4.37% to reach the current price at $20.55. This also caused BNB to drop beneath the lower range support at the $20.71 level, which could cause BNB to head toward $18. Binance Coin has been suffering over the past 30 days, dropping by a precipitous 29% and...
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China’s Digital Currency and Libra to Bring Significant Benefits for Financial Inclusion and Blockchain Tech

Both Facebook and the People’s Bank of China, have announced their digital currencies and are looking to release them to the public as soon possible. What does this mean for financial inclusion and the global blockchain industry? Zhou Xiaochuan, former governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), gave a speech related to cryptocurrencies at...
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ECB: Cryptocurrency Cannot Be Created By Member States, What This Means For Crypto

The European Central Bank (ECB) has attacked plans for an Estonian state-operated cryptocurrency.  ECB President, Mario Draghi shut down any talk of the proposal by saying about crypto assets:“No member state can introduce its own currency…The currency of the euro zone is the euro.”Many observers theorize that Draghi’s response is led by a fear of...
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