September 22, 2019

Get Ready, Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch in 30 Minutes

Just so you all know, Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures will have their first weekend pre-open in thirty minutes after this article is published.While you all, dear readers, likely do not have access to the investment vehicle from the get-go, due to the institutional focus of this product, you should have your fingers on the trading trigger.After...
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The Future of Brain Implants Looks Very Promising

Scientific developments can have a major impact on society as we know it. Brain implants, while still widely considered to be controversial, will undoubtedly continue to play a role of importance. The BrainGate programme is one of those ventures few people are aware of, but it is just one example of what the future may...
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Bitcoin re-lending or rehypothecated systemic risk is overblown and not assertive in the market, claims Su Zhu

Crypto derivatives market is an essential part of the virtual asset ecosystem as it represented around $2.5 trillion markets in Q1 2019. In the recent Invest Asia 2019 event in Singapore, Su Zhu, CEO at Three Arrows Capital shed light on the derivatives market and listed out various use-cases that have developed over time from...
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Oil and Gas Giant Pilots New Blockchain Platform From Modex

Blockchain startup Modex announced the launch of its blockchain-based database platform for simplified blockchain deployment, which will be piloted by Dietsmann, a major oil and gas firm. Simplifying blockchain adoption  On Sept. 19, Modex announced the release of its latest product, the Modex Blockchain Database platform (Modex BCDB) which simplifies the way companies can deploy...
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North Korea Is Officially Building Its Own Cryptocurrency

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, is in the latest cryptocurrency news again. This time, the Venezuelan President has mandated that the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency – the Petro – must be used for funding the ‘Great Housing Mission Venezuela’ social hosing program. The minister of popular power for habitat and housing named Ildemaro Villarroel, said...
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Ethereum May Incur Large Drop if Bulls are Unable to Defend $210

Ethereum’s massive upwards momentum has faltered after its bulls were unable to decisively support ETH above the $220 price level, and its inability to extend its upwards momentum likely stems in part from Bitcoin’s drop to its key support level of $10,000.Analysts are now noting that Ethereum is nearing a critical support level, and an...
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Bitcoin nodes aren’t easy to set up, but they should be

Bitcoin nodes do not pay the ones that provide them with valuable power to keep the nodes up. That being said, the nodes still are quite significant because they are the checkpoints that allow users to HODL up data to that very instance when the last transaction on the network was made. Yes, the nodes...
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What is RandomX and how Would it Affect Monero?

Mining cryptocurrencies can be done through a wide range of hardware. Some coins require ASICs, whereas others are still compatible with CPU and GPU mining. Monero, a privacy coin known for opposing ASICs as long as possible, is looking for new solutions in this regard. The RandomX proof-of-work algorithm was proposed some time ago, but...
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Crypto Twitter Divided Over Bakkt; 50% Expect the Bitcoin Futures to “Flop”

It’s time, guys and gals: Bakkt is finally here. Shortly after the publishing of this article, the Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts from the much-ballyhooed exchange will finally be going live.As spotted by analyst Salsa Tekila, the physically-deliverable contracts from Bakkt will begin trading at 7:55 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) — this translates to 4:55 PM...
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Bitcoin lending platforms have more fundamental use-cases besides market speculation for the traders

Su Zhu, CEO at Three Arrows Capital recently spoke about the crypto derivatives market in Invest Asia 2019 event held in Singapore and expressed his opinion about market sentiment movement regarding BTC lending platforms. According to Su Zhu, the crypto derivative space was a “growing, nascent segment of the market” and the development of the...
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Kraken and Coinbase Among the Cleanest Crypto Exchanges: BTI Report

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has released its latest market surveillance report which states that Kraken and Coinbase are among the cleanest cryptocurrency exchanges in the industry. BTI cleans wash trading from exchanges’ volumes On Sept. 19, the Blockchain Transparency Institute published its 5th market surveillance report that verifies reporting of cryptocurrency exchange volumes. The...
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Litecoin price is still volatile: Where would it settle?

This September proved to be pretty exciting for the altcoins, and Litecoin price is in a sway like most of them experienced a considerable price movement. However, in the process, major resistances were breached. Ethereum is leading all the altcoins currently. Moreover, Litecoin is also showing positive growth. On September 1, Litecoin was standing at...
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India’s last standing cryptocurrency exchange—WazirX’s Nischal Shetty [INTERVIEW]

Nischal Shetty, founder of WazirX, shares his story building the only crypto exchange left standing in a country hostile to cryptocurrency.  WazirX dodged the regulatory pressure through innovation. By engineering the first auto-matching P2P engine he was able to dodge regulatory pressure that shuttered all other major exchanges in India. Nishchal Shetty Nischal, tell us...
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Bitcoin Likely Near Bottom of Range as $10,000 Support Holds

Bitcoin’s bull have been able to hold the cryptocurrency above its key near-term support level of $10,000, and it now appears that BTC is likely consolidating before it reaches the apex of the large descending triangle it is currently within, which will likely spark a big movement in the coming 24-48 hours.Analysts are currently noting...
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Ethereum Price Analysis: ETH Begins To Roll Over, Will We Test $200?

Ethereum has decreased by a total of 5% over the past 3 days after it managed to surge by over 35% from low to high in September. Etheruem saw a further 2% price drop today which brought its price down to $208. Despite the recent declines, Ethereum is still up by a total of 12%...
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Cardano Price Tops $0.0490 (ADA)

Cardano (CURRENCY:ADA) traded 5.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 8:00 AM ET on September 22nd. One Cardano coin can currently be purchased for approximately $0.0490 or 0.00000488 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Altcoin Trader, OTCBTC, ABCC and Bithumb. In the last week, Cardano has traded 4.9% higher...
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Altcoins Soar, Zuckerberg Turns on Charm, North Korea’s Coin: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 16–22

In this week’s Hodler’s Digest, Zuckerberg turns on the charm, altcoins explode, and an “African Bitcoin Bull” does a good deed
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Hours Before Bakkt: Top-20 Cryptos See Major Losses, but Bitcoin Is Up

Sunday, Sept. 22 — crypto markets are seeing a wave of red amid the approaching launch of Bakkt’s physically delivered Bitcoin (BTC) futures on Monday. Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency out of the top 20 that is attempting to gain momentum today, while the rest are seeing major losses, with some dropping over 7% in...
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Bitcoin, the Best Performing Asset Ever, is “Still Very Cheap”: Prominent Investor

Bitcoin (BTC) is undoubtedly the best performing asset… ever. MarketWatch reported earlier this year that if one strapping investor put $100 into BTC on July 16th, 2010, that sum would have swelled to over $7,000,000 by March 2019. This, for those wondering, is upwards of a 70,000% or 7,000,000% gain — something most investors can’t...
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Weekend factor? Altcoins looking to shine as Bitcoin (BTC) price stagnates around $10,000 USD

The weekend (Sat/Sun not the musician) always brings out the best in the crypto world –whether in volume, price, interactions or news flashes. As other markets close on Friday evening, the cryptocurrency markets keep running every second, minute, day and month. Since the year began, weekends have had a rather significant impact in the growth...
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Facebook Buys Chatbot Startup Servicefriend to Integrate Into Calibra

Facebook has acquired the artificial intelligence-based chat-bot startup Servicefriend for customer service for Calibra, the digital wallet for Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency. AI chatbots for Calibra’s customer service A Sept. 19 article by Israeli business newspaper the Marker reported that Facebook has acquired startup Servicefriends in order to build a messaging bot for customer service...
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IOTA Hits One Day Volume of $6.93 Million (MIOTA)

IOTA (CURRENCY:MIOTA) traded 4.8% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 8:00 AM Eastern on September 22nd. IOTA has a market cap of $789.37 million and approximately $6.93 million worth of IOTA was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One IOTA coin can currently be bought for about $0.28...
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Santander’s Ethereum-based ‘bond issuance’ may have problems handling securities on blockchain

Banco Santander, a major Spanish bank announced on 12th Sept this month, that they have issued the first end-to-end blockchain bond. The institution revealed that it had issued a $20 million bond that is directly integrated on to the Ethereum blockchain and operations will continue on it until it reaches one-year maturity. Binance Research recently...
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Six Addresses Dominate The ETH Usage Related To One Smart Contract

The payment solution BitPay will soon start accepting Ethereum, which is the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. As the latest cryptocurrency news show, BitPay now lets merchants accept Ether (ETH) after an announcement from the company which went live yesterday. With BitPay, the subscribing businesses will be able to pay in Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin...
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Bitcoin Price Remains Flat, But Reasons For Optimism Are Emerging

When Bitcoin broke USD $10,000 on June 24 analysts were quick to declare the Cryptocurrency Winter over. When it broke $14,000 days later, most were claiming that a new bull market had begun. Since that point, however, the Bitcoin price has slowly slid down. There is no single reason for this decline, as many factors...
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Will Bakkt Manage To Boost The Bitcoin Price Or Will It Fail?

Aside from the altcoin news which show that there are reds all over the market, the situation around Bitcoin is more stable right now. As the most dominant cryptocurrency, BTC has always been in a better position compared to altcoins. You can even buy things with Bitcoin and today, we are showing you a list...
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What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain Cryptography

We’ve been warned for years that a quantum computing breakthrough is just around the corner. When that day comes, we’re told, it could render existing encryption standards obsolete, threatening the security of every major blockchain. It seems that day has finally arrived, with Google achieving “quantum supremacy.” Impressive as the feat is, however, it doesn’t...
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Sunday Digest: Bitcoin(BTC) Price Rangebound, Altcoins Start To Move

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, we are still waiting for the catalyst which kicks off the next bitcoin (BTC) price rally. Bitcoin (BTC) Price: Yet Another Rangebound Week Bitcoin price started the week near the top of its increasingly long-standing $1000 range around $10k. Which meant that failing a breakout, there...
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IOTA Unveils Decentralized and Autonomous Industry marketplace 

In an effort to promote interconnectivity between humans, machines and machine-readable contracts, the IOTA Foundation has introduced the Industry Marketplace, a decentralized and autonomous marketplace powered by the IOTA Tangle distributed ledger technology (DLT) according to a blog post on September 19, 2019. IOTA’s Decentralized Industry Marketplace Now Live  IOTA, an internet-of-things (IoT) focused distributed...
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Bitcoin ATMs Installation Globally Up By 500% Since 2016

Aside from the altcoin news which show that there are reds all over the market, the situation around Bitcoin is more stable right now. As the most dominant cryptocurrency, BTC has always been in a better position compared to altcoins. You can even buy things with Bitcoin and today, we are showing you a list...
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