• Dogecoin Surges, Coinbase Rumors, Brave Legal Threats: Hodler’s Digest, July 6–12
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 hour ago
    Bitcoin has practically turned into a stablecoin, Dogecoin has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity, and Coinbase might be preparing to list on the stock market. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption…
  • Coinbase CEO Defends Licensing of Analytics Platform to Gov’t Agencies
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    Coinbase CEO says analytics platform is important to comply with AML rules and that only privacy coins can offer true privacy. Coinbase defended the licensing of its analytics software saying if people really wanted privacy, privacy coins were around.Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong took to Twitter to talk about Coinbase Analytics…
  • We May Expect a Bitcoin Rally If Coronavirus Breaks Into a Second Wave
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    Understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cryptocurrency and blockchain-based asset markets: negligible or significant? COVID-19 has become a defining moment in the course of our society, but the impact of the pandemic can be seen through its effects on the economy and society in general. From the perspective…
  • Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, LINK, ATOM, XLM, BNB
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    The rally in altcoins is likely to continue if Bitcoin holds at its current levels but a breakdown below $9,000 could lead to aggressive profit booking by altcoin traders. At various points throughout 2020 Bitcoin (BTC) was correlated with gold. During these phases BTC was acting as an uncorrelated asset,…
  • Shipping Giants Piloting Blockchain to Improve Efficiency
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    The Port of Rotterdam, along with global shipping giants, launches blockchain pilot to improve container handling’s safety and efficiency.  The Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands has launched a blockchain-based pilot with some of the world’s leading shipping companies to improve the safety and efficiency of millions of containers that…
  • Unitize Roundup: Top 10 Quotes From the Virtual Blockchain Conference
    Cointelegraph.com News - 5 hours ago
    Vitalik Buterin, Heath Tarbert, Brock Pierce and many more — here are 10 memorable quotes to take away from five days of the Unitize virtual blockchain conference. The five-day Unitize virtual blockchain conference organized by BlockShow and San Francisco Blockchain Week ended with the final session on Friday. The event…
  • Blockchain Platform Targets Change in Agriculture & Fishing Industries
    Cointelegraph.com News - 5 hours ago
    The Release project says its blockchain-powered platform can solve logistical challenges for the agriculture and fishing industries. Release, a blockchain-powered social commerce platform, has announced on July 12 that its platform is ready to transform the agriculture and fishing industry.The agriculture and fishery industries have a huge potential to scale…
  • Crypto Winter Could Really Be Over as New Bitcoin Starts to Bloom
    Cointelegraph.com News - 6 hours ago
    Although the cryptocurrency industry still has many needed improvements, it nevertheless seems to be on an upward trajectory. There is no doubt that cryptocurrency — specifically Bitcoin (BTC), which is frequently used as a barometer for the health of the entire sector — has made a comeback. As of the…
  • Nigerian Scammers Used BTC & Gemini Exchange to Siphon Millions
    Cointelegraph.com News - 7 hours ago
    Nigerian scammers converted millions of dollars into Bitcoin via Gemini exchange according to an FBI criminal complaint. The two Nigerians jetsetters who filled their Instagram accounts with pictures of their ostentatious wealth were extradited from Dubai to the United States. According to the FBI, they were able to convert millions…
  • How the US and Europe Are Regulating Crypto in 2020
    Cointelegraph.com News - 8 hours ago
    Crypto regulation in 2020: The U.S. tightens regulation of crypto, while India has finally allowed banks to get involved with firms. Cryptocurrencies have been around for more than 10 years, but the legal status of Bitcoin (BTC) and most other cryptocurrencies remains unclear and has different definitions in various jurisdictions.…
  • US Secret Service Creates Finance-Related Cybercrime Task Force
    Cointelegraph.com News - 8 hours ago
    The Cyber Fraud Task Force created by the U.S. Secret Service aims to combat the growing trend of cybercrimes related to financial matters. The U.S. Secret Service announced the creation of the Cyber Fraud Task Force, or CFTF on July 10, after merged its Electronic Crimes Task Forces and Financial…
  • Key Metrics Show Institutional Interest in Crypto Is High and Rising
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    As institutions flock to crypto, here are the fundamental metrics that can be used to track their interest. The growth of the crypto derivatives market in 2020 has been a story of its own, mainly driven by Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) options traded on exchanges such as the Chicago…
  • How the Tokenization of the Gaming Industry Empowers Players
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    Blockchain tech implementation into the gaming industry could seriously disrupt its closed investment ecosystem. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear: The video games industry is thriving. As people around the world find themselves with more time on their hands thanks to government-mandated lockdowns and a partial economic shutdown,…
  • Why Banks Keep Blocking Cryptocurrency-Related Transactions
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    The close interaction between traditional finance and regulators is the key element in the development of the cryptocurrency industry. The COVID-19 crisis has brought many new users to the world of cryptocurrencies. One of the main concerns for users, however, is whether their bank cards may be blocked due to…
  • Which Way Bitcoin Price? Current ‘Stablecoin’ Period Mimics Early 2017
    Cointelegraph.com News - 14 hours ago
    The wait for Bitcoin’s next big price move is nearly over, and the next few days will signal which direction that will be. “What’s the price of those Bitcoin’s you keep talking about?” a friend asks me. I look at my phone and it’s still averaging around $9,200. “About the…
  • Much Anticipated Central Bank Digital Currencies Raise Privacy Concerns
    Cointelegraph.com News - 15 hours ago
    CBDCs are one of the hottest topics in the fintech space, but as their inception comes closer, serious privacy concerns come with it. Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDCs, have been an increasingly popular topic in the cryptosphere and financial world as a whole, especially with the onset of the…
  • Presidential Campaigns and Tiktok: Bad Crypto News of the Week
    Cointelegraph.com News - 21 hours ago
    Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast. It’s been another good, stable week for Bitcoin. No big breakout yet but also no sudden collapse and a comfortable rise of around 1.6 percent. If that sounds like Bitcoin is becoming a bit predictable, don’t rest too easy. Some analysts see this…
  • Three Industries That Will Be Blockchain Innovators Post-Pandemic
    Cointelegraph.com News - 23 hours ago
    Nash’s co-founder said three industries will benefit from blockchain technology after the COVID-19 pandemic. Fabio Canesin, co-founder of blockchain fintech firm Nash, believes that as the world comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic, blockchain technology offers a “unique” opportunity to the public due to its “borderless” nature.During an interview with…
  • Cryptocurrency News From Japan: July 5 - July 11 in Review
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Tosei real estate and Tokyo Financial Holdings issued an asset-backed digital financial product, Coinage registered with Japanese authorities as an exchange and more headlined news from Japan this past week. This week’s headlines from Japan included real estate player Tosei and Tokyo Financial Holdings listing an asset-backed digital financial product,…
  • Hacker Stole 336 BTC from Crypto Exchange Cashaa
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Cryptocurrency exchange Cashaa said hackers took 336 bitcoin from one of its wallets. The company has stopped all crypto-related transactions. U.K. based cryptocurrency exchange Cashaa reported hackers took more than 336 Bitcoin. The company has stopped all the crypto-related transactions, however, prima facia users are not affected by this hack. In…
  • OCC Seeking to Remove Structural Barriers to Financial Inclusion
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The OCC launched a project to identify ways to improve financial inclusion and remove barriers to credit access. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, launched a project aimed to improve financial inclusion of underserved populations.Called REACh, which stands for Roundtable for Economic Access and Change, will…
  • To Accelerate Cryptocurrency Adoption, We Must First Improve User Experience
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Cryptocurrency adoption is inevitable, but without strengthening our approach to user education, the process will be slow. Only with increasing difficulty can one recall a time when the majority of the world was yet to adopt the internet. In 1995, user adoption of the internet had​ ​only reached​ 10% of…
  • Bitcoin Price Ready for $10K Retest as Algorand, Tezos Continue Surge
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Even though Bitcoin price has shown some weakness, key support levels are holding as BTC prepares for another shot at $10,000. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has been showing weakness throughout the week. However, the key support level is holding up, and this triggered the continuation of many altcoins such…
  • Startup Helps Reduce Child Labor in Africa & Aspires to Work with Tesla
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A blockchain startup helps car manufacturers ascertain that the raw materials they use are not produced by children. Recently, the venture arms of corporate giants Volvo and Total invested in blockchain traceability startup Circulor that helps reduce child labor in Africa and aspires to work with Tesla, GM and Ford.Prior…
  • DOGE TikTok Pump Likely Over, OKCoin CMO Says
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    With Dogecoin’s price falling, OKCoin’s CMO says the TikTok-fueled asset pump appears over. Dogecoin’s (DOGE) price has fallen notably after social media enthusiasts promoted the asset for days on TikTok in an effort to send the asset to $1. The escapade shows signs of conclusion according to OKCoin CMO Haider Rafique.  “The…
  • Decentralized File Sharing, Explained
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    What is decentralized file sharing, how does it work, and what are the main benefits of a peer-to-peer sharing model? Are there decentralized file sharing use cases already in operation?Two examples where IPFS has been used are with Wikipedia and the Android version of the Opera browser. The Turkish government…
  • Comparing Apple to Bitcoin? Crypto Occupies a Class of Its Own
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Is it even fair to compare Bitcoin to younger versions of tech giants like Apple? A recent article by a Cointelegraph Markets contributor proclaimed that “Bitcoin is the ‘new’ Apple,” explaining just how Bitcoin’s (BTC) price could reach $60,000 by 2023: “Bitcoin hangs near the chasm of the adoption curve,…
  • Review: ‘HOW ARE WE’ - Tokenized Performance Art Film
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Love it or hate it, a piece of performance art is now in permanent residence on the Ethereum blockchain. So is it worth watching? As Cointelegraph reported, earlier this week a quarantine-inspired performance art film called HOW ARE WE was hashed and minted into a non-fungible token on the Ethereum…
  • Japanese Exchange Holdings of Bitcoin Surged During the Pandemic
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Japanese holdings of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, XRP, and Ether all surged during the coronavirus pandemic. The Japan Virtual and Crypto Assets Exchange Association (JVCEA) — a self-regulatory organization for the crypto industry in Japan — recently published a report on Japanese holdings of major cryptocurrencies in March. 169,376 BTC was held on…
  • This Exchange Crashed Bitcoin Price to $9K: Here’s Why That’s Bullish
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The drop in the price of Bitcoin on July 10 to $9,100 was led by Bitstamp, data finds, coinciding with selling by BTC miners. According to data from CoinMetrics, a sell-off on Bitstamp led the market-wide plunge of Bitcoin (BTC). The top cryptocurrency by market capitalization dropped $150 within seconds…