November 13, 2019

Why is Bakkt planning to list cash-backed Bitcoin futures?

Bakkt has announced it will be listing cash-settled BTC futures, a pivot in the strategy that may seem at odds with the company’s founding vision. Bakkt’s Chief Operating Officer Adam White made the statement at Coindesk’s Invest conference in New York this week according to YAP Global, stating that the InterContinental Exchange-owned firm intends to...
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Ripple helped increase XRP liquidity to $200 million/day: Ethan Beard

Senior Vice President of Ripple’s Xpring, Ethan Beard, featured in an interview with Abra CEO Bill Barhydt to share the firm’s latest developments and announcements, aimed at improving the XRP ecosystem. Highlighting the company’s focus on delivering simplicity, Beard stated that Xpring is primarily developing tools that will make it “easy for developers to write...
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Ethereum Nears End of Consolidation Period as Big Move Looms on Horizon

Ethereum (ETH) has been trapped beneath its near-term resistance level at $190 for over a month and has shown few clear signs of gaining any notable momentum that will allow it to decisively propel past this level.Analysts are now noting, however, that Ethereum may be nearing the apex of a bullish flag formation that could...
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Messari Announces $4 Million Funding Round Led by Uncork Capital

Messari, a crypto data and research provider, announced that it secured $4 million in funding led by Uncork Capital. Additionally, the fund’s founder, Jeff Clavier, will join Messari’s board of directors. Uncork Capital joins a robust list of investors, recently including Coinbase Ventures. The announcement claims this influx of funds will “further automate [their] data ingestion...
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Anonymous Donates $75 Million In BTC To Increase Online Anonymity

The developments in information and communications technology (ICT) led to a loss of privacy. This is why Anonymous donates money in bitcoin form to startups that will work to increase and protect online anonymity. In the Bitcoin news today, we find out more about their plan. In this digital age, Anonymous wants to protect the...
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BitMovio Launches Capital Raise on Netcapital Funding Portal

To help achieve its mission to democratize the entertainment content distribution and financing model, BitMovio, Inc. is raising growth capital through an offering launching today on Netcapital. The offering is primarily directed at the general public worldwide under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Crowdfunding rules adopted under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act....
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Brave Rewards are now Available to all iOS Users

The Brave browser continues to turn a lot of heads. As the iOS release has now received support for rewards and ads, the project enters the next phase of development. Virtually all cryptocurrency enthusiasts have heard about Brave by now. It is a very powerful and fast browser that rewards users for viewing advertisements. A...
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Wright Claimed That BTC, LTC Should Have Been ‘’Killed’’ By Now

The Self-proclaimed creator of Bitcoin (BTC), Craig Wright claimed this time in 2018 that Bitcoin and Litecoin will be damaged and he will basically kill them with the information he has, and this statement definitely stands out as one of his biggest claims. In today’s altcoin news we remind ourselves what he actually stated. In...
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PLA Media Of China Advises To Pay Soldiers In Cryptocurrency

The Swiss-based crypto bank SEBA is now officially opened for business after it received a license from the Swiss financial market supervisory authority earlier in August this year. The bank now aims to become operational this week as we are reading further in the cryptocurrency news below.The Swiss-based crypto bank will now be serving the...
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Developer Demos Smart Card That Produces Bitcoin Cash Signatures

Software engineer Tobias Ruck has revealed a project he’s been working on that allows a smart card to produce valid BCH signatures. Ruck tweeted about his experiment to the crypto community and Bitcoin Cash proponents showed their excitement about the future of offline payments. Also read: Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in the Crypto...
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MakerDAO’s MCD could tackle future collateral risks for DeFi ecosystem

Ethereum’s Devcon 5 conference was a successful event, with many important announcements made during the event. One of the most discussed developments was the launch of MakerDao’s Multi-Collateral DAI [MCD], with an official date for the same set for 18 November. Clayton Roche, Head of DeFi for Mosendo, hosted a panel discussion on the future...
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Will Biggest Blockchain Incubator Opening in Europe Benefit Cryptocurrency?

A group of blockchain-interested startups have joined forces to create a huge new incubator for startups in Paris, France. Known as the “The Garage”, the effort aims to enhance Europe’s position in the global blockchain industry.The Parisian headquarters will serve as a hub for the industry. It will not only provide it greater visibility but...
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DAOBet (ex. DAO.Casino) Token Swap Has Begun: Time to Claim BET Tokens

With online gaming industry growing, blockchain technology offers all of the characteristics that any gambler could want – speed, efficiency and tools like smart contracts all work in harmony to give a frictionless experience to players, both new and old. The uses of the blockchain do not stop there, however – for operators, affiliates, and...
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Binance.US Plagued by Low Liquidity

Binance.US opened almost two months ago amid significant anticipation. But, it appears to have failed to deliver on the hype as its liquidity remains comparatively low to incumbents like Bittrex and Kraken. Binance America was launched in September following the restriction of U.S. users from the main trading platform. The new exchange can be considered...
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Par for the Course: Bitcoin Difficulty Drop Actually a Bullish Sign

Bitcoin has once again found itself caught within a bout of consolidation as it ranges sideways above its key near-term support level at $8,700. Despite BTC’s recent sell-off that sent it reeling below $9,000, the cryptocurrency’s bulls have been able to defend this support level, which may be a bullish sign.Although there are analysts that...
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TRON’s new wave of developments could soon pay off

The TRON Foundation is making significant strides to push the adoption of its native cryptocurrency, TRX. In the last few weeks, the non-profit organization was able to secure different partnerships that increase the utility of its token and make it available to a wider market. The recent wave of developments is already felt in the...
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Capture the Coin — Trivia Solutions

By Zassmin and Peter Kacherginsky During Defcon 2019, we ran our first Blockchain Security competition — Capture the Coin. With Capture the Coin we focused on promoting blockchain security areas of cryptography, smart contracts, forensic analysis, malware, and more. Coming in with the most solves, Trivia Challenges is the most popular part of Capture the...
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Crypto-growth over 10 years better than a quick rally: eToro CEO

The second half of 2019 has been relatively lukewarm from a bullish price perspective. After an aggressive price surge between April and June, the momentum slowly diminished, with many tokens losing close to 100 percent of their gains from after the mini bull run. However, Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro, remains hopeful of a silver...
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Bitcoin Trading Surges as Malaysia Mulls Cash Payment Limit

The peer-to-peer trade volumes of bitcoin spiked in Malaysia as their central bank discussed the prospects of capping cash transactions.  The Central Bank of Malaysia announced this week that it is going to introduce a cash transaction limit of RM25,000 (~$6,000) starting next year. Deputy Governor Datuk Abdul Rasheed Ghaffour said all transactions that involve physical...
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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Print Three Consecutive Days of High Volume

After a dismal start, interest in Bakkt’s physically-settled Bitcoin futures is finally improving. The Intercontinental Exchange-backed venture has just recorded three consecutive days above $10 million in trading.The figures still lag far behind the 24-hour Bitcoin trading volume reported at other large trading venues. Compared to the volumes reported at Bakkt’s debut in September, however,...
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Ethereum may recover from September’s fall with ascending triangle breach

Ethereum noted a 36% fall in September and it has since been trying to recover from it. The drop caused the value of the second-largest asset to fall to $150, following which it made several failed efforts at recovery. Strong bearish momentum has maintained the low price of the coin, as even after an 18%...
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Dubai to Host City’s First Bitcoin Cash Meetup on Saturday

As Dubai is renowned as an international business and financial hub it should be no surprise it has a dedicated community of cryptocurrency supporters. On Saturday the residents of the city are coming together to learn about bitcoin cash and party. If you are in the area that day, make sure not to miss this...
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Bitcoin Mining Now Consumes A Quarter Percent Of Global Electricity

Bitcoin mining consumes a large amount of energy, and in return for the upfront electricity costs, miners are rewarded with a set amount of BTC for validating each block added to Bitcoin’s blockchain.The post appeared first on NewsBTC
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Everything You Need to Know about Multichain’s Service Portfolio

Multichain Ventures positions itself as an end to end blockchain solution provider for developers, merchants, and crypto companies. Estimating the cannabis market is highly speculative math. No one really knows the true value of cannabis companies, but with the legalization of marijuana in some parts of the U.S. and Canada, market valuations and acquisition deals...
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The Future of Petcare: How Blockchain Can Help Petcare Companies Gain Integrity?

Don’t we all love pets? These little bundles of joy not only spread love and cheer but also enrich our lives with their company and teach us many things. While pets have been part of human society for ages, it is only today that the pet care industry has grown to such a mammoth size....
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The Garage Incubator Will Help Blockhain Projects in Paris

New French fintech startup incubator called The Garage will help out young people building their own blockchain startups. Damien Daube, The Garage director, said that he sat down with friends wondering “how a perfect blockchain development help hub can look,” thus they have decided to unite the practices from different companies and make the engineer-grade...
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Huobi Global Open Sources its Custom-built Blockchain Stack

The competitive nature of the blockchain industry cannot be underestimated. Huobi Chain, once thought to be a closed-source project, has now made its code accessible to everyone in the world.  Huobi Group is a well-respected entity in the cryptocurrency industry. Most enthusiasts know the company through its Huobi trading platform. A Smart Call by Huobi...
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Bitcoin use will always have its trade-offs: Casa’s Jeremy Welch

Recently, CEO and Founder of Casa, Jeremy Welch, made an appearance on the Citizen Bitcoin podcast to talk about security, the Lightning Network and the future of Bitcoin. During the podcast, Welch said that phase shifts happen historically, and though we haven’t seen any in a long time, Bitcoin represents something in terms of the...
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Holochain Price Analysis HOT / USD: Unrealized Potential

Holochain has a bullish short-term bias and a bearish medium-term trading outlook The four-hour time frame shows that a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern has formed The daily time frame is showing an even larger inverted head and shoulders pattern in play Holochain has been slowly advancing over the last few weeks, with the...
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Military-Run Media Advises China to Reward Soldiers With Cryptocurrency

In yet another example of China’s changing view of cryptocurrency, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) media mouthpiece is calling for its soldiers to be rewarded with crypto to incentivize performance. A Tokenized Rewards and Demerits System A recent article in the military-run PLA Today suggested that some form of cryptocurrency could be used as part...
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