November 13, 2019

eToroX Adds Dash, USDC, USDT And 5 New Stablecoins

eToroX, the blockchain subsidiary of global investment platform eToro, has added five new fiat stablecoins, a new cryptoasset, two further established stablecoins and a crypto-commodity pair, signalling its rapid growth, having only launched only six months ago. There are now 26 tradable assets available on the exchange. The new assets announced today are: Turkish Lira...
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Bitfinex to Launch Gold-Backed Stablecoin, says CTO Paolo Ardoino

Bitfinex exchange is all set to launch gold-backed stablecoin within the first quarter of 2020 says Bitfinex CTO, Paolo Ardoino. TheBlockCrypto hosted a podcast wherein Paolo Ardoino was the main guest. The main topic of focus was on the exchange transparency and its future plans. The Bitfinex exchange CTO, while talking in the podcast, discussed...
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Evercoin Exchange Review | Fees, Security, Pros and Cons in 2019

If you are looking to exchange coins from a non-custodial wallet, then you should check out our Evercoin review. Evercoin Review: Exchange Overview Evercoin is a US-based cryptocurrency exchange that was established by Talip Ozturk, the Hazelcast developer, a popular open-source in-memory distributed database, which is employed by top. Evercoin is a unique exchange that...
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Biftinex is Set to Launch Options and a Gold-Backed Tether in Q1 2020

In a recent podcast, Chief Technology of Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange revealed company’s ambitious plans for 2020 which include the debut of options and gold-backed Tether. With many issues that have made premier cryptocurrency exchange Bifinex controversial, it seems that the exchange is set to get its groove back in 2020 as per revelations by its...
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Coinshares Reveals Top 10 Crypto Trends in 2019

Meltem Demirors’ CoinShares released its mammoth Crypto Trends report yesterday. In collaboration with top research firms, institutions, and enterprises, their research identifies the top trends shaping the space. If you want to check out the full 134-page report in-depth, be sure to download it here. If you want the Tl;dr version, here, we go over...
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Bitcoin Set For Bullish 2020: At Least According To The Difficulty Adjustments (Since 2011)

Bitcoin’s mining difficulty represents a number which regulates the overall time that miners must include new blocks to the blockchain. Historically, however, there’s somewhat of a pattern that might show a specific correlation between difficulty adjustments and the performance of Bitcoin in terms of price, and we might be on the verge of another bull...
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Despite Libra Hurdles, Facebook Announces Its All-App Payments Service Facebook Pay

The Facebook Pay will be a unified payment service available across all Facebook apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. This service will work independently from Facebook’s Calibra network and wallet. Social media giant Facebook Inc. has now decided to consolidate all of its payment services under a single umbrella. On Tuesday, November 12, Facebook announced...
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China’s central bank dismisses reports of legal digital currency issuance

China has been making headlines ever since it was revealed that the country is working on its digital currency, with China also accelerating its work on blockchain technology. However, there have also been rumors about the release of its digital currency. The People’s Bank of China has now come out and cleared the air on...
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Head of Massive Bank Admits Central Banks are Ineffective: Bitcoin Fixes This

Ever since the Great Recession of 2008, central banks, by traditional standards, have been acting weird. Really weird. Interest rates fell to their lowest points in literal centuries while central banks began what has been dubbed “quantitative easing” — when a central bank buys large amounts of government bonds or other financial assets in order...
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NEO Price Analysis: NEO/USD Price Swell by 100%

With the current state of the Crypto Industry, all the coins are in the red region as per Coinmarketcap data. However, there are a few coins that tend to break this trend. NEO coin is one of them. The NEO coin is currently trading at $13.28 USD with a 15.8% surge. However, the analysis of...
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Bitcoin Bull McAfee: Crypto Companies Shouldn’t Need to Stop Crime

Like a majority of other digital technologies, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have been used by criminals for criminal activity. There’s no getting around it or sugarcoating it. It should come as no surprise then that the world’s authorities are forcing digital asset exchanges and service providers to deter crimes on their platforms. Case in point, director...
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CFTC Chairman: America should Lead the Blockchain Space

The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) Chairman, Heath Tarbert, wishes that the US would take a more active role in the cryptocurrency/blockchain space, although he recognizes that the industry lacks clarity. The CFTC’s Heath Tarbert attended a conference this Tuesday, sharing his views on the state of the crypto/blockchain industry in the United States. According...
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Top Chinese Official: Digital Yuan Will Generally Respect Privacy

Amid growing reports of accelerated development around a digital yuan, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s related call last month for blockchain to become “core technology” in China made some cryptocurrency analysts warn of intensified surveillance ramifications in the country. Now, an important official closely affiliated with the modernized yuan effort has added another wrinkle to the...
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Canadian Banking Giant RBC Applies for New Cryptocurrency Sector Patents

Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization has applied for four new patents that suggest the company could be aiming to launch cryptocurrency services. That’s per Canadian trade publication The Logic, which reported this week that the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has filed for a spate of new patents that indicate the financial services powerhouse may...
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Apple Set to Debut a New MacBook Pro with Several Major Updates

Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptop will be available for purchase this week. It will cost about the same as the 15-inch model that starts at $2,399. An American multinational technology company Apple is on the threshold of presenting a new product. The company is going to introduce a new version of the MacBook Pro laptop....
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Disney+ Launches with a Slight Glitch while Stock Soars

Photo: Disney+ / Twitter In spite of steaming problems, Disney+ that offers all the premium content from Pixar, Disney, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and about 30 seasons of the Simpsons launched yesterday and sent Disney’s stock soaring. Initially, many users couldn’t access the streaming platform. And this is why you have load balancers. SMH another...
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Bitmain & Canaan IPOs: The New Bitcoin Mining Gold Rush

Bitmain Technologies and Canaan Creative — two of the major Bitcoin mining firms are not prepared to give up hope of successfully navigating an IPO listing, this time in the US. With the top-ranked crypto experiencing significant gains in 2019, both mining behemoths have resurrected their IPO plans. However, previous failed attempts and the need...
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BlockchainWeekend NYC 2019 Happened and It Was Epic

Photo: Coinspeaker BlockchainWeekend NYC 2019 kicked off last Thursday, November 7th with an evening opening reception hosted by Gemini, a New York-based cryptocurrency exchange in partnership with Tech:NYC, taking place at their headquarters. Tech insiders, investors and blockchain enthusiasts gathered to celebrate this weekend. You could feel the palpable excitement in the air. Gemini’s reception...
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Why 99% Of All Crypto Assets Are Not Investment Worthy

There are many factors when determining what makes a good investment in the crypto market. Liquidity is one, whether day trading or looking for longer term gains. Recent findings however reveal that only a very few cryptocurrencies have any measurable liquidity. Only 40 Crypto Assets Have Significant Volume Back in 2017 when the crypto bubble...
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CME Group to Finalize the Launch of Its Bitcoin Options in January 2020

The CME Group has announced an official date for the launch of its Bitcoin options citing massive customer demand and growing interest for Bitcoin exposure. While the news about CME Group launching options for its Bitcoin futures contracts has been making rounds for the last few, it has now been confirmed officially. The derivatives platform...
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TRON Will Flip Ethereum Next Year, Bitcoin Developer Calls

Bitcoin developer, known as Udi Wertheimer, recently announced his predictions for the future of Ethereum and Tron, stating his opinion that TRON will overcome Ethereum in about a year or so. Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and has been one of the most important crypto projects to ever be invented. It brought...
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Libra Crumbles As Facebook Launches Its Alternative Payments Platform

As you could see from our previous Libra coin news, most of the regulatory scrutiny towards cryptocurrencies has been geared at mostly one coin – the upcoming Facebook Libra stablecoin which is expected to launch in 2020. In the latest updates, we can see that Libra crumbles before the launch of the alternative payments platform,...
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Fidelity Investments Welcomes New Expert: Focusing On Strategy

The major financial services company Fidelity Investments welcomes a new member in its team this month. The company has hired Michael Zinaman as its product specialist in order to further develop a range of products in the company. As we can see from reports by the Block now featured in the cryptocurrency news, Zinaman had...
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VeChain Pumps 65% In One Month, What’s Next For VET?

The VeChain (VET) cryptocurrency has been making the news this month. In times when the majority of crypto traders and analysts are discussing the variety of bullish and bearish perspectives on Bitcoin (BTC), the altcoin news show a jump for a lot of coins. As VeChain pumps 65% in one month, the cryptocurrency shows that...
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Crypto.com and Xfers to Enable Cryptocurrency Purchases With SGD

Crypto.com will offer its users the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies with the Singapore Dollar. This will be the primary result of a partnership with Singapore-based Xfers, announced today at the Singapore Fintech Festival. Crypto.com users will be able to instantly buy and sell mainstream cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP and its own...
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DigitalX launches Bitcoin Fund to pique investors’ interest in Australia

Cryptocurrencies are slowly solidifying their position in the global financial landscape, with investors around the world now taking notice. DigitalX, an Australian blockchain consulting service and asset management company, has today announced that it is launching its own independent Bitcoin fund. The press release shared by the company revealed that the fund will be accessible...
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Facebook Pay Launched. Will Libra See the Light?

The social media giant, Facebook has launched a payment feature to provide a convenient, secure and consistent payment experience across the Facebook group. It has been termed as Facebook Pay. To begin with, The feature allows Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram users to facilitate payments worldwide. Here’s the official announcement at newsroom.fb.com. “The service will be...
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Walk Like Nakamoto: 7 Anonymous Personalities in the Crypto Space

In late 2008, an anonymous person named Satoshi Nakamoto introduced the Bitcoin white paper on Halloween. While Nakamoto is clearly the most famous anonymous crypto moniker, in the early days there were many other mysterious individuals scattered throughout the blockchain environment. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain A Group...
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Bitcoin ban in the U.S might cripple ecosystem’s growth: Jim O’Shaughnessy

Jim O’Shaughnessy, the American investor best known as a Wall Street legend, recently featured on the latest edition of the What Bitcoin Did podcast to share his journey into Bitcoin, while also revealing some of the trigger points that can help with global adoption. Considering the general notion of the United States, O’Shaughnessy highlighted America’s...
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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Eyeing Fresh Monthly Low Below $8.5K

Bitcoin price is trading in a downtrend below $8,800 and $9,000 against the US Dollar.The price is currently declining and it seems to be struggling near the $8,840 level.Yesterday’s major bearish trend line is active with resistance near $8,920 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).The bulls need to push...
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