November 28, 2019

Crypto Unicorns: Top 10 Most Valuable Blockchain Companies

Unicorns, companies that have crossed the $1 billion valuation mark, are a rare breed. Even more so in crypto. Here’s a list of the 10 most valuable blockchain companies. Blockchain and crypto startups make up just a small fraction of unicorn companies, a category that includes any company with a valuation of $1 billion or...
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Despite St. Louis Branch Warnings, New York Fed Pumps $108 Billion Into US Economy

On Wednesday, November 27, the U.S. Federal Reserve pumped $108 billion into the American economy using overnight repo tactics and 15-day repos. The central bank explained the move will stimulate more liquidity into the faltering U.S. economy, but economists from the St. Louis Federal Reserve branch say too much money-printing could lead the country into...
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Dr. Doom: Ethereum Still a Long Way From $0, Its True “Fundamental Value”

Well, well, well, Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini is back to bash crypto again, just in time for Thanksgiving no less. This time, he’s targeting Ethereum. And like his attempts to criticize Bitcoin, he is sure that ETH will be hitting $0 apiece in the long run.Related Reading: Eerie Bitcoin Fractal Suggests Bottom in at $6.6k, Surge...
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Fidelity Investments Incentivizes Employees Through an ERC-1404 Token

Many crypto enthusiasts hope to see financial institutions embrace this new form of money sooner or later. It now appears Fidelity Investments has done so, at least where its employees are concerned.  It is rather uncommon for a financial service provider to openly embrace the concept of cryptocurrencies.  A Bold Venture by Fidelity Investments In...
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Bitcoin mining is centralized, and Monero is not : RIAT’s Tarasiewicz

Matthias Tarasiewicz, Director of RIAT, a crypto-research firm, was interviewed by Douglas Tuman on the latest edition of Monero Talk. Tarasiewicz was also the primary organizer responsible for kickstarting the Monero meet-ups in Austria. Tarasiewicz was first introduced to Bitcoin as a result of his interest in art, while he was engaged with a mining...
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Why Ethereum Can’t Displace Bitcoin for Industry Expert Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos doesn’t foresee any change in the positions of the top two digital currencies by market capitalisation any time soon. The author, computer scientist, and long-time cryptocurrency advocate believes the first mover advantages of Bitcoin and Ethereum will be impossible to overcome.Bitcoin currently enjoys a comfortable market capitalisation lead over its nearest rival, Ethereum....
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Going to Talk Bitcoin at Thanksgiving? Here’s a Good Strategy

For some reason or another, discussing Bitcoin at the Thanksgiving dinner table has become somewhat of a meme. Thanksgiving, after all, is when you spend time with the closest people in your life, the people who may listen to your drunk ramblings about the potential of blockchain or why a certain cryptocurrency (or investment for...
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Upbit hackers move stolen Ethereum funds, claims report

Upbit, a prominent South Korean exchange, was hacked on 27 November, resulting in the exchange losing $51.7 million worth of Ethereum. This amount, reportedly, was moved on 28 November. According to The Next Web, the hacker transferred the funds out of their wallet and divided the transactions, ranging from 10 ETH to 100,000 ETH. Source:TNW...
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German Banks Could Store Bitcoin and Provide Crypto Services Soon

Cryptocurrencies might finally go hand in hand with traditional money services. Starting from 2020, it might be legal for German banks to sell cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and provide custody solutions, local media reports.  Germany Welcomes Cryptos with Open Arms Currently, financial institutions operating in Germany are not allowed to directly sell cryptocurrencies to their clients....
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XRP And XLM Leaders As Worst-Performing Crypto Assets

XRP and XLM are officially leaders as worst-performing crypto assets year-to-date during the year when the rest of the crypto market made up of the lost value. In today’s Stellar news, we read further about their price movements. The altcoins are still down by more than 90 percent from their all-time high prices and even...
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Tax Authorities Are Making Bitcoin Unspendable

Bitcoin’s lack of widespread acceptance by merchants and use by shoppers isn’t just because of the perceived technological barriers and a lacking ecosystem. Tax complications also plague would-be BTC spending. Three popular narratives have developed to explain why Bitcoin isn’t being used more widely to buy and sell goods and services. One is the relatively...
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Zcash Price Falls To Lowest Levels Since March: Analysis

ZCash price falls to its lowest levels of trade since march this year, succeeding the newest fall in the bigger crypto market that was started with the news from the central bank of China as we read earlier in the Zcash news. Since the beginning of November, the price of the ZEC/USD pair has fallen...
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IDAX CEO Likely Ran Away With The Exchange’s Cold Wallet

Allegedly the IDAX CEO has run off with the cold wallet of the company and all employees are fired or had left, and the exchange’s token fell to $0 as we are reading further in the latest crypto news. Implying that the exchange pulled an exit scam, Blocklike reported on Weibo.com rumors of chaos at...
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Poloniex Acquires Low-Volume TRON DEX TRXMarket

The overall use of decentralized exchanges, or DEXes, is noteworthy. Poloniex acknowledges this trend and decided to acquire TRXMarket.  Contrary to what some think, most DEXes are not completely decentralized. Poloniex Scoops up a Competitor More often than not, they are still run by a handful of team members overseeing coin listings. Otherwise, it would...
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Dan Larimer Has New Plans To Reduce EOS Network Congestion

A new resource allocation model that will resolve the network jamming on EOS was proposed by Dan Larimer. If the proposal succeeds in its intentions it will give better access to dApp developers to the bandwidth resources that they need to operate their apps. Specifically, CPU and NET resources should be available at a more...
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Hackers begin moving ETH stolen in massive UPbit theft

Hackers believed to be responsible for the massive UPbit theft yesterday have begun moving the stolen coins. The 342,000 ETH loot has been split between four different addresses with smaller sums being sent to Binance and Huobi to test the exchange’s reaction. Looking to cash out $50 million worth of ETH UPbit, one of the...
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Bakkt Hits New All-Time High Volume but Analyst Pours Cold Water on Bitcoin Bulls

The much-hyped Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has just hit a new all-time high in terms of its daily trading volume. After a meagre start back in September, interest in trading the financial product is finally starting to pick up.However, the growth in interest isn’t quite the bullish news that many have welcomed it as. A...
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Ripple’s Eric Miltenburg claims anti-crypto stance of certain markets won’t last

Eric van Miltenburg, SVP of Global Operations at Ripple, was recently interviewed by Jay Kim on his podcast, The Jay Kim Show, where he spoke about his outlook for Asia, specific markets in the region, and, in his experience, the biggest pushback the company tends to face from regulators worldwide. According to Miltenburg, Asia’s outlook...
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Should Bitcoin Investors Be Thankful It’s Thanksgiving?

Bitcoin has in some ways become synonymous with Thanksgiving. It was two years prior when dinner table talks with family members about the first-ever cryptocurrency turned into extreme FOMO resulting in a bubble the asset still has yet to recover from.Investors had a lot to be thankful for that Thanksgiving, but what about this year?...
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Privacy-focused Brave browser surpasses 40M downloads

Privacy-focused browser Brave has surpassed 40 million downloads. While it still has a long way to go before it overtakes competitors Mozilla and Google Chrome, Brave is by far the most downloaded crypto-related app on Android, having 4 times more downloads than crypto exchange Coinbase. Brave’s popularity on Android skyrockets in the past Few companies...
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TROY TRADE Announces Token Sale on Binance Launchpad

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, revealed on Wednesday that the ninth initial exchange offering on theBinance Launchpad will be TROY TRADE,  a global brokerage platform. The upcoming launch was announced by Binance on 25th November, It marks another significant milestone and the apogee of the team’s many accomplishments achieved with the team’s hard work...
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Cardano Foundation and COTI Release AdaPay

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US Judge Denies Customer’s Plea to Quash IRS Bitstamp Inquiry

A Washington Western District Court judge has rejected petitioner William Zietzke’s appeal to stop the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from accessing his Bitstamp trade data. An IRS summons invoked Zietzke to file a petition to quash the tax agency’s investigation into his private accounts. Even though the presiding Judge John Coughenour believes the IRS...
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XRP’s breach of descending channel boosts coin’s price

XRP’s price has been tumbling every day under the bear’s pressure. Since the beginning of November, XRP has dropped by 25.35% and has not been able to recover from the continuous devaluation. Recently, it reached a new low that hasn’t been visited by the coin in two years: $0.2007. However, the breach of a bullish...
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Give Thanks For These Crypto and Bitcoin Black Friday Deals

Between rounds of turkey, naps and explaining to your drunk uncle who listened to CNN on “How to Buy Ripple” when it was over $3 as to why crypto is down 99%, try to score on one of the many Bitcoin and cryptocurrency-related Black Friday discounts.We’ve rounded up the best the world of crypto has...
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Binance CEO: China has never been ‘pro-Bitcoin’ or ‘pro-cryptocurrency’

Soon after the furor around Facebook’s cryptocurrency venture, Libra, had sobered down, news about China’s interest in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry became the talk of the town. While China has time and again advocated that blockchain is what the country is for and not cryptocurrencies, the recent cryptography law and the imminent launch of...
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Robinhood Crypto Exchange Scraps Plan to Become a Bank

Robinhood has had an about-turn on its plans to become a bank. Commission-free stock and cryptocurrency trading pioneer withdrew its application with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency yesterday. Robinhood Pulls Bank Charter Application Valued at a staggering $7.6 billion, Robinhood ushered in a new era shaking up the status quo with commission-free...
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Ripple and Stellar Lead List of Worst Performing Crypto Assets Year To Date

Altcoins like Ripple, Stellar, Tron, and Cardano are all among the worst-performing major crypto assets year-to-date, during a year when the rest of the crypto market including Bitcoin made up for lost ground.2019 Year-to-Date Altcoin Performance Is DisappointingAltcoins, in many cases, are still down as much as 99% from their all-time high prices. Even a...
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Monero Price Analysis: Sustainable Recovery

Monero has a bearish short-term and medium-term trading bias The four-hour time frame shows that a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern has been triggered The daily time frame shows the cryptocurrency has bounced from major trendline support Monero has posted double-digit gains following a strong bullish reversal from $45.00. The cryptocurrency is now attempting...
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Bitcoin’s Rise Continues as Matic Doubles in Value

Bitcoin continues to advance on Thursday, following yesterday’s surge above $7,500. Traders quickly brushed aside the news of the UpBit exchange hack, and focused on more positive developments such as fresh record trading volumes on Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures exchange. The broader cryptocurrency market is largely following BTC/USD moves, with 0x and TRON currently the top performing...
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