October 30, 2019

SEC isn’t ready for a physical Bitcoin ETF: VanEck’s Gabor Gurbacs

Bitcoin ETFs have grabbed a lot of headlines lately, with the SEC either delaying or denying applications about the same. Recently, VanEck/SolidX withdrew the applications they had submitted before the SEC, despite the agency having scheduled a date for a verdict on their application. The Director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck, Gabor Gurbacs, elaborated...
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On-Chain Rx: How Blockchain Is Changing The Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the world’s few (almost) trillion-dollar verticals, worth more than $900 billion annually, according to a recent report from the Business Research Company, and growing steadily. The market has been expanding by about 5 percent annually, driven by increased demand for medication among aging populations and in emerging economies. It...
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Will Bitcoin Price Benefit From The Halloween Effect?

There’s a theory, dubbed “The Halloween Effect” that believes that stocks and other assets like Bitcoin perform best starting from October 31 through May, then they do during the other half of the year.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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The Ethereum Name Service Receives Support From Major Cryptocurrency Wallets

Ever since the Ethereum Name Service launched, many people wondered if it would ever gain any real traction. Several months down the line it has become apparent that there is plenty of enthusiasm regarding this project. Several dozen wallet providers have signed up for this feature, which goes to show the ENS is poised to...
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Big Name Announcements Will Not Save Your Blockchain Project

At the peak of the ICO bubble it was a common tactic for project promoters to use big name announcements to pump their tokens. Every day we would hear about a new venture that supposedly signed a partnership with a global brand such as Microsoft or Google, to make us think that these tech giants...
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Ethereum’s breach of falling wedge could see price climb to $265

After the Ethereum network saw ETH’s value drop significantly towards the end of last month, breaching its $181 support, the coin has recovered considerably, with the coin valued at around $183 at press time, above the aforementioned support. At the time of writing, ETH had a daily trading volume of around $10.9 billion and a total...
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Johannesburg City Still Under Lock Down Due To Bitcoin Ransom

A United States court recently ordered a guilty plea to Christopher Bania, who is charged for drug distributiion, to give up almost 17 Bitcoin (BTC) which are now worth less than $150,000 (at press time). The US Court fines the dark web drug dealer in a case of money laundering, importation of controlled substances and...
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Tron Dapps Will Be Available On Samsung Blockchain Keystore

China is the leader in today’s cryptonews, showing that the country has recently adopted a pro-blockchain stance. Following news that the county will bring in a so-called “crypto law” in January next year, the Tron price today is up by 25% and TRX is trading at $0.02.In a sign of what was described as China’s...
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Regulated Bitcoin Fund Coming to Canada Following Battle with Securities Commission

Retail investors in Canada will soon be able to get exposure to Bitcoin through a fully-regulated, closed-end fund. The world first, as it is being described, is the result of a battle between fund manager 3iQ and the Ontario Securities Commission.The imaginatively-titled “The Bitcoin Fund” should be available to Canadian retail investors later this year....
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Hotel booking service Travala now supports payments in Cardano’s ADA

Travala, a crypto-focused hotel booking service, has added support for ADA, the company announced in a blog post. Travala users will now be able to pay for bookings made on the platform with Cardano’s native cryptocurrency. Crypto-friendly hotel booking service adds another payment option Paying with cryptocurrencies has now become much easier, as one of...
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Bitcoin’s biggest privacy problems set to be tackled by Schnorr, Taproot

Evidenced by growing initiatives such as Lightning Network, the crypto-community has made more efforts towards improving the Bitcoin ecosystem. A recent Longhash report highlighted two currently-in-review Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIP) known as Schnorr and Taproot, which could push the needle further in the right direction, if they gain consensus among the nodes on the network....
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Johannesburg City Infrastructure Locked Down Due to Bitcoin Ransom

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are often requested by hackers after deploying ransomware on unsuspecting user’s computers due to the layer of pseudo-anonymity they provide.The leading crypto asset by market cap is once again at the center of a major ransomware attack that’s left the South African city of Johannesburg in a state of lockdown.Hackers Demand...
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Why the Market Needs so Many Crypto Exchanges

Photo: Shutterstock This October, at Blockchain Life 2019, Europe’s largest cryptocurrency and blockchain forum, a blockchain project Serenity presented the White Label of a cryptocurrency exchange, as well as a cryptocurrency exchanger, margin trading platform and blockchain escrow technology for Forex brokers, all of which was met with great enthusiasm from the attendees. Despite the...
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Twitter CEO Expands Crypto Involvement Investing In Crypto ICO Platform

As one of the largest software companies in the world, Oracle is always making waves in the cryptocurrency news. Even though it is not listed all of the time, when it does – its plans are always viral. The recent blockchain news come from the Oracle startup division which referred back to its June plans...
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Ontology Will Bring Fiat Trading Capabilities To Blockchain Projects

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a new filing which reveals that Binance lists Blockstack (STX) after the exchange received a $250,000 “long-term payment” to keep the token listed for one year.The SEC filing by Blockstack reveals that Binance received 833,333 in STX, the native token of Blockstack. The current value with...
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China’s Guangzhou government to subsidize local blockchain projects with $150M

The government of Guangzhou, a province in southern China, announced that it will launch a $150 million subsidy fund to aid the development of local blockchain projects. The government will selectively sponsor up to two “blockchain-related” projects per year, local Chinese media reported. China takes concrete steps to encourage blockchain development Following China’s President Xi...
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Bitcoin Trades at Large Premium in Argentina as Dollar Purchase Restrictions Set In

Bitcoin is trading at a large premium on cryptocurrency exchanges in Argentina. Demand remains high after the nation’s central bank announced a further tightening of a limit on the number of dollars an individual can purchase from it each month.The policy essentially forces the people of Argentina to either sink of swim in an economy...
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Chinese Media Urges People To Calm Down After Xi’s Blockchain Comments

As one of the largest software companies in the world, Oracle is always making waves in the cryptocurrency news. Even though it is not listed all of the time, when it does – its plans are always viral. The recent blockchain news come from the Oracle startup division which referred back to its June plans...
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SEC Warms To Blockchain With No Action Letter to Paxos

The SEC has issued yet another ‘no action‘ letter. Was it Congressman Tom Emmers’ denunciation of the regulator, or was it simply a hat tip to the need to move forward to a more efficient future? Either way, the SEC has granted approval for equities trades to be settled using a Paxos-run blockchain.   The U.S....
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Dash Pulls The Plug On The Activities In Latin America And The Caribbean

The latest cryptocurrency news show that the South Korean arm of the cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has decided to remove support for five major altcoins. It is true that OKEx Korea delisted Monero, Dash and other coins due to new international regulations.As a blog post originally published on September 10 shows, OKEx Korea confirmed that it...
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Mining Giant Bitmain Confidentially Files for U.S.-Based IPO

According to reports, bitcoin mining manufacturer Bitmain Technologies confidentially filed for a U.S.-based initial public offering (IPO) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The news follows the alleged removal of cofounder and executive director Micree Zhan and the recent announcement of a facility in Texas with the capacity to house 300MW of hashpower. Also read:...
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Ethereum leads Bitcoin in daily transaction count, despite 2% market cap decline

Last week, Bitcoin marked one of the largest 24-hour surges in its history after the king coin hiked by a massive 42 percent over a short period of time, taking its valuation to over $10,400 for a brief hour. Ethereum, playing the second fiddle in the industry, had a relatively strong September until the 24th,...
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Overstock’s Blockchain Subsidiary tZERO Wins New Tokenization Project

As one of the largest software companies in the world, Oracle is always making waves in the cryptocurrency news. Even though it is not listed all of the time, when it does – its plans are always viral. The recent blockchain news come from the Oracle startup division which referred back to its June plans...
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Jack Dorsey Invests $10M in the Startup ICO Platform CoinList

Jack Dorsey is expanding his cryptocurrency involvement by backing crypto initial coin offering (ICO) exchange platform called CoinList. Token offering platform CoinList raised $10 million with a little help from Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey. CoinList was founded back in 2017 as a spin-off of AngelList, and it acts as an ICO exchange platform...
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XRP network activity is on the rise as its price consolidates

Daily XRP transactions are skyrocketing as Ripple prepares to host its annual conference, Swell. The hype around the event has not been able to push the price of this cryptocurrency higher, but there are several fundamental reasons to be bullish about XRP moving forward. Ripple’s Swell Swell is an invite-only annual conference, hosted by Ripple, that...
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As Bitcoin Price Drops To $9K, Here Are the Targets Traders Are Watching

Bitcoin price continues to fall after a massive surge late last week sent the price of the first-ever crypto asset skyrocketing, blasting through resistance and revisiting five-digit prices briefly before it began to cool off.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Federal Reserve Cuts Rates by 0.25%: Bullish for Bitcoin

Bitcoin’s value proposition was purportedly just validated with news that the Federal Reserve, the United States’ monetary authority, would be cutting its policy interest rate… again.It is important to point out, however, that the price of the cryptocurrency hasn’t immediately reacted to this news. Stocks, however, have, with companies’ shares rallying by around 0.5% after...
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Genesis Capital reports $870 million in new originations for digital lending

Genesis Capital, the institutional lender for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies released Q3 reports, which highlighted a “strong, sustained growth in the lending business.” An official tweet from Genesis Global Trading made the information public after stating, “In Q3, they (Genesis Capital) added $870M in new originations, breaking the previous record of $746M set in the...
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Ripple’s Xpring invests in cybersecurity startup Keyless’ $2.2 million seed funding

Cybersecurity startup Keyless has reportedly received $2.2 million in seed funding to expand a security product that unlocks access to users’ private keys with encrypted biometric data. The investors included gumi Cryptos Capital as well as Ripple’s Xpring, Blockchain Valley Ventures and LuneX. On this note, keyless co-founder and CTO Paolo Gasti said, “We don’t...
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Bitcoin Reclaims Important Moving Average But More Dangerous Death Cross Is Looming

A death cross has already happened in Bitcoin price charts, signaling to investors that the asset may be entering an extended downtrend. But a sudden powerful move has caused Bitcoin to reclaim one of the important moving averages that had previously crossed below.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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