• Oil and Gas Giant Pilots New Blockchain Platform From Modex
    Cointelegraph.com News - 2 hours ago
    Modex announces the launch of its new platform for simplified blockchain deployment and can count major oil and gas firm Dietsmann among its first clients. Blockchain startup Modex announced the launch of its blockchain-based database platform for simplified blockchain deployment, which will be piloted by Dietsmann, a major oil and…
  • Bakkt’s Much-Anticipated Bitcoin Futures Trading Platform Goes Live
    Cointelegraph.com News - 3 hours ago
    Bakkt’s CFTC-approved, physically settled trading platform for Bitcoin futures goes live after over a year of anticipation. Bakkt’s physically settled Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading is now live for trading on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).New option for tradersAs of 8 PM EST on Sept. 22 (00:00 UTC Sept. 23), Bakkt’s much-anticipated…
  • Kraken and Coinbase Among the Cleanest Crypto Exchanges: BTI Report
    Cointelegraph.com News - 4 hours ago
    The Blockchain Transparency Institute finds that Kraken and Coinbase are among the cleanest cryptocurrency exchanges in the industry. The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has released its latest market surveillance report which states that Kraken and Coinbase are among the cleanest cryptocurrency exchanges in the industry.BTI cleans wash trading from exchanges’…
  • Hours Before Bakkt: Top-20 Cryptos See Major Losses, but Bitcoin Is Up
    Cointelegraph.com News - 6 hours ago
    Bitcoin is the only top-20 coin seeing some gains ahead of the upcoming launch of Bakkt’s physically delivered BTC futures. Sunday, Sept. 22 — crypto markets are seeing a wave of red amid the approaching launch of Bakkt’s physically delivered Bitcoin (BTC) futures on Monday.Bitcoin is the only cryptocurrency out…
  • Facebook Buys Chatbot Startup Servicefriend to Integrate Into Calibra
    Cointelegraph.com News - 7 hours ago
    Social media giant Facebook acquires chatbot startup Servicefriends to integrate into the customer service of Facebook’s digital wallet, Calibra. Facebook has acquired the artificial intelligence-based chat-bot startup Servicefriend for customer service for Calibra, the digital wallet for Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency.AI chatbots for Calibra’s customer serviceA Sept. 19 article by…
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Donations Feeding Thousands in Venezuela
    Bitcoinist.com - 8 hours ago
    Bitcoin (BTC) donations are providing subsistence for thousands of people in Venezuela amid a crippling economic crisis. Bitcoin Donations Feeding Venezuela’s Poor and Hungry Tweeting on Sunday (September 22, 2019) Bitcoin Venezuela said it had used less than $500 in BTC donations to buy food and other essential items for…
  • Altcoins Soar, Zuckerberg Turns on Charm, North Korea’s Coin: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 16–22
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Altcoins enjoy an explosive bull run as Bitcoin falters, Zuckerberg wines and dines with US politicians, and North Korea begins developing its own cryptocurrency. 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 and regulation…
  • Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Sept. 16–22 in Review
    Cointelegraph.com News - 9 hours ago
    Cointelegraph releases its weekly review for major crypto and blockchain events in the German-speaking world. The German-speaking world saw a number of crypto and blockchain events this week, with the German Federal Government releasing its blockchain strategy and local companies and associations launching new industry initiatives.Here is the past week…
  • Do Crypto Payment Restrictions Undermine Blockchain’s Core Values?
    Cointelegraph.com News - 10 hours ago
    Crypto users are still at the mercy of the controls and processes of exchanges, wallets and payment services. The power of cryptocurrency payment service providers is under the spotlight after a $100,000 donation to an Amazon rainforest charity was blocked last month. American cryptocurrency payment service provider BitPay reportedly blocked…
  • What Google’s Quantum Breakthrough Means for Blockchain Cryptography
    Bitcoin News - 10 hours ago
    We’ve been warned for years that a quantum computing breakthrough is just around the corner. When that day comes, we’re told, it could render existing encryption standards obsolete, threatening the security of every major blockchain. It seems that day has finally arrived, with Google achieving “quantum supremacy.” Impressive as the…
  • Sunday Digest: Bitcoin(BTC) Price Rangebound, Altcoins Start To Move
    Bitcoinist.com - 10 hours ago
    As the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, we are still waiting for the catalyst which kicks off the next bitcoin (BTC) price rally. Bitcoin (BTC) Price: Yet Another Rangebound Week Bitcoin price started the week near the top of its increasingly long-standing $1000 range around $10k. Which meant…
  • Top-5 Crypto Performers: XLM, MIOTA, ETH,TRX, XRP
    Cointelegraph.com News - 11 hours ago
    Bakkt’s launch will increase volatility in Bitcoin, which might also affect altcoins. What does the chart of the top five performers project? Let’s find out. Bakkt Daily and Monthly Bitcoin Futures will launch on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. EDT. This is likely to increase volatility in Bitcoin, which has…
  • Bitcoin (BTC) Metrics Pointing to Bullish Returns
    Bitcoinist.com - 12 hours ago
    Many analysts over the years have said that bitcoin is a speculative bubble, comparing it to tulips or beanie babies. However, BTC is still here and doesn’t look to be going anywhere. Here are a few reasons why bitcoin was and continues to be, a solid investment. The Bitcoin “Bubble”…
  • How Tokenization Is Transforming Film Financing, Wesley Snipes’ Fund
    Cointelegraph.com News - 13 hours ago
    Wesley Snipes plans on tokenizing his future movies, but how prevalent is tokenization in film, and can it disrupt traditional funding? As the world of finance continues adapting to contemporary innovations, it almost cannot help but drag other industries along for the ride — willingly or otherwise. Film is one…
  • Bakkt: A Big Boost For Bitcoin (BTC) or Will It Flop?
    Bitcoinist.com - 14 hours ago
    The launch of the largest institutional bitcoin product of the year is finally upon us. Can it rejuvenate momentum on BTC markets or will it be a big overrated flop? We will find out tomorrow. Countdown to Bakkt Big For Bitcoin? With just a day to go, the long-awaited Bakkt…
  • MoneyGram CEO on The Speed of Ripple’s XRP and Crypto’s Disruptive Nature
    ZyCrypto - 16 hours ago
    Back in July, a new partnership between Ripple and MoneyGram was announced which indicated that the payment company based in Dallas, was to begin using Ripple’s xRapid platform to conduct cross-border transactions. As part of the partnership details published at the time, Ripple announced its decision to buy $30 million…
  • Possible Improprieties Occurring At Binance And Other Cryptocurrency Exchanges
    ZyCrypto - 17 hours ago
    Are there Possible Improprieties Occurring at Binance (and other exchanges)? Would even one be the “poison pill” the US government needs to “off” crypto?  It’s no secret that the cryptocurrency and the blockchain industry have been a friend to criminality, facilitating both the actual transfers for payment on illegal products,…
  • Iran Is Being Targeted for Economic Independence, Not Terrorism
    Bitcoin News - 19 hours ago
    New, unprecedented economic sanctions have been imposed on Iran’s central bank after blame for a September 14 oil field attack was pinned on the nation by U.S. leaders. The sanctions blacklist the Iranian central bank and sovereign wealth fund, further severing the country’s already tenuous ties to the global market.…
  • Retailers Around the World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel
    Cointelegraph.com News - 19 hours ago
    Cryptocurrency adoption has gained traction since the invention of Bitcoin 10 years ago. Here’s a look at where you can spend crypto today. Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be…
  • Bears Back as Bitcoin (BTC) Slides, Is A Breakdown Imminent?
    Bitcoinist.com - 20 hours ago
    Yet again bitcoin price has failed to hold its ground above $10k and the bears have pushed BTC back into four figures this morning. The move has been a slow retreat rather than one big dump but further losses could be on the cards. Bitcoin Back in Four Figures BTC…
  • 6 Noncustodial Crypto Payment Solutions for Merchants
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    You don’t have to be a bitcoin purist or tech tinkerer to want to accept cryptocurrency without using a third party. With lower merchant fees, greater network uptime, and no chargebacks, noncustodial crypto payments have several advantages over traditional fiat payment systems. Here are six noncustodial options for accepting crypto…
  • Armenian IT Company Accused of Illegal Electricity Use to Mine Crypto
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    An IT company in Armenia has been accused of setting up a crypto mining operation in a hydroelectric plant and using its electricity illegally for over a year. An IT company in Armenia has been accused of illegally accessing electricity and using it to mine cryptocurrencies.$150,000 in powerOn Sept. 21,…
  • Swiss University Fights Fake Diplomas With Blockchain Technology
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    A Swiss university joins the growing list of institutions from all over the world looking to blockchain to aid them in their fight against fake degrees. The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland is setting its sights on blockchain technology to fight fake diplomas, a type of fraud that has…
  • Could Bitcoin (BTC) Price Slip Below $9000? May be Yes
    Bitcoinist.com - 1 day ago
    Bakkt will go live with its physical BTC futures offerings on Monday, September 23. But, it seems bitcoin price is not quite in the mood to galvanize in action and has been sulking during the weekend.  Bakkt Launch & CME Futures Launch ‘Are Different’  Noted crypto trader, Crypto Michaël took…
  • Ripple’s XRP Faces Steep But Healthy Consolidation
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    It’s not a surprise to see XRP pulling back after such a huge bullish move to the upside. This consolidation might look bad but it’s actually still quite healthy as the price hasn’t even touched the EMA’s yet. Investors need to keep in mind that everything above $0.257 is a…
  • How Merge Mining and Anchored Blockchain Projects Capitalize on Bitcoin’s Security Model
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    Since 2011, just after Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project for good, networks have emerged that leverage the BTC chain in some way. A variety of projects over the last nine years have found value in anchoring some sort of feature set to BTC in order to bolster the satellite’s…
  • A New All-Time High For Bitcoin May Take Another 300 Days – Yoni Assia
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    It has been an interesting year for Bitcoin with the top cryptocurrency amassing over 200% gain in price. This has led many to believe that another bull market is here following the crash from 2017’s all-time high of $20,000. Many also believe that Bitcoin is about to hit a new…
  • Two Firms to Build Blockchain-Based Solution for European Shipping
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Blockchain startups Vakt and essDOCS have signed a memorandum of understanding to digitize the post-trade process in European barge shipping. Vakt, a blockchain-based post-trade platform for commodities, has signed a memorandum of understanding with essDOCS, a firm that develops paperless trade solutions, to put European shipping on the blockchain.As markets…
  • Real-Time Strategy Game for Mining ‘Crypto Gold’ Launches on WAX
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Online real-time economic strategy game Prospectors will be launching on WAX blockchain. The online real-time economic strategy game, Prospectors, will be launching on the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX).Prospectors blockchain game lands on WAXIn a Sept. 17 blog post, WAX announced that one of the largest dApps in the world, The…
  • Bitcoin At $25,000 and Ether At $1,000 Will Happen Before End of Year, Says Author William Mougayar
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    Bitcoin is still currently above the $10,000 price level and even though it has dropped much closer to the mark than it was before, current sentiments are extremely bullish. There’s still a considerable number of people who believe that it’s only a matter of time before Bitcoin hits its current…
  • Lawsuit to Abolish BitLicense Moving to Highest NY Court
    Bitcoinist.com - 1 day ago
    Theo Chino and his attorney Pierre Ciric have been trying to eliminate BitLicense almost since its enactment. Now they are pushing their case to The New York Court of Appeals, which is the highest court in the state of New York. BitLicense Is Onerous and Too Intrusive BitLicense was the…
  • Justin Sun Reveals New Plan for TRON’s Proof-of-Stake Mechanism
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Blockchain platform Tron’s founder, Justin Sun, has announced a new plan for TRON’s proof-of-stake mechanism. Blockchain platform Tron’s founder, Justin Sun, has announced a new plan for TRON’s (TRX) proof-of-stake mechanism.In a series of tweets on Sept. 21, Sun highlighted four key developments in the new plan for TRON’s proof-of-stake…
  • XRP Not a Currency? 70% of Poll Respondents Say They’ve Never Used XRP to Buy or Sell Goods and Services
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    There has been a major controversy on whether XRP is a currency or a security. In fact, there is an ongoing case in court on the matter and the SEC has not been able to come to a conclusion. Ripple’s lawyers on the case, however, maintain that XRP is a…
  • Bitcoin’s Dominance Drops as BTC Price Briefly Dips Below $10K
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Crypto markets continue to trade sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses. Saturday, Sept. 21 — crypto markets continued to trade sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses at publishing time.Market visualization. Source: Coin360Bitcoin dominance continues…
  • Real Estate, Blockchain and the Quantity Theory of Money
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    Exploring the quantity theory of money and the effect tokenization could have on future demand for commercial real estate investments. The concept of illiquidity discounts, how it relates to markets like commercial real estate, and the benefits that tokenization could bring to the industry are topics that I have already…
  • Report: Global Blockchain Tech Market to Surpass $16B by 2024
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The global blockchain technology market is estimated to surpass $16 billion by 2024, according to a recent report. The global blockchain technology market is set to surpass $16 billion by 2024, according to a recent report from market research firm Global Market Insights, Inc.The reportIn a Sept. 20 news release,…
  • NASA Looks to Hire Data Scientist With Crypto and DLT Background
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    NASA considers experience with cryptocurrencies and blockchain a plus for its upcoming data scientist at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA is looking to hire a data scientist with crypto and blockchain expertise.Crypto and blockchain considered a plusAccording to a LinkedIn job listing posted on Sept. 20, NASA has a vacancy…
  • ‘BTC’ Is More Popular Than ‘Bitcoin’ On Google
    Bitcoinist.com - 1 day ago
    Baidu search trends in 2019 show Chinese bitcoin interest being driven largely by price action news. Meanwhile, ‘BTC’ has become a more popular search term than ‘bitcoin’ according to data from Google Trends. Chinese Bitcoin Interest is News Driven Tweeting on Friday trader and analyst Alex Krüger revealed spikes in…
  • BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Backs $100,000 in Three Years for Bitcoin as the Asset Struggles to Stay Above $10K
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    Analysts have been making predictions over Bitcoin’s price tag in the short term, midterm, and long term. Many continue to be optimistic as the asset has continued to surprise investors with its resilient bullish momentum. Many of the analysts expect that Bitcoin will reach its all-time high of $20,000 by…
  • Bankera Launches a Global Crypto Backed Lending Solution
    Bitcoin News - 1 day ago
    The team behind Bankera, which is building the bank for the blockchain era, has announced the release of its very own lending solution – ​ Bankera Loans​. The solution aims to provide flexible and secure crypto-backed loans to cryptocurrency holders globally starting from as low as 100 EUR up to…
  • Portugal Could Be a Tax Haven — Not Only for Crypto Traders
    Cointelegraph.com News - 1 day ago
    The Portugal Tax Authority announced tax-free cryptocurrency trading, adding to the tax benefits already offered by the national government. The Portugal Tax Authority (PTA) announced last month that cryptocurrency trading and payments in crypto would not be subject to value-added tax (VAT).According to the announcement, cryptocurrency payments that are subject…
  • Anthony Pompliano: Wall Street Banks are More Dangerous to the Crypto Space than Facebook’s Libra
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    Upon Facebook’s announcement of the Libra coin, the controversy behind the structure of Libra, from centralization to the increased amount of organizations behind the project has been highly criticized. It is feared that although the cryptocurrency might fundamentally thrive,  the overall cryptocurrency world will eventually be polluted in a disguised…
  • Why Monero’s Steady Movement Shouldn’t Be Overlooked
    ZyCrypto - 1 day ago
    Crypto Adoption may not be where experts and fans want it to be, but there is no denying the journey it’s made so far and what cryptocurrencies have achieved along the way. Cryptocurrencies have taken over the financial world and look set to cement its place at the “go-to” in…
  • Bitcoin History Part 17: That Time Mt. Gox Destroyed 2,609 BTC
    Bitcoin News - 2 days ago
    Technically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 BTC to eternal oblivion due to a scripting error. Also read:…
  • Bitcoin Price Remains Uninspired at $10,200, Altcoins Go Into Red
    Cointelegraph.com News - 2 days ago
    Bitcoin fails to impress while it is back at trading sideways at $10,200, as most of the altcoins experience a red candlestick day. Friday, Sept. 20 — The price of Bitcoin (BTC) remains largely uninspired and is once again trading sideways about the $10,200 price mark.Market visualization. Source: Coin360Although BTC…
  • Upbit Exchange Delists Privacy Coins Due to Money Laundering Concerns
    Cointelegraph.com News - 2 days ago
    South Korean exchange UpBit has announced the delisting of certain privacy coins, citing money laundering concerns South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit announced that it will cease trading support for six cryptocurrencies, including some so-called privacy coins.Block the possibility of money launderingIn a Sept. 20 notice, UpBit announced that the exchange…
  • How Cryptocurrencies Can Mitigate Some of Brexit’s Negative Effects
    Bitcoin News - 2 days ago
    Brexit, the European divorce saga that has been going on for years, has created a lot of headaches for politicians and ordinary people on both sides of the Channel. The process of Britain leaving the European Union is now heading towards another one of its deadlines while London and Brussels…
  • Former Iced Tea-Turned-Blockchain Company Sells Beverage Subsidiary
    Cointelegraph.com News - 2 days ago
    Former iced tea-turned-blockchain company Long Blockchain Corp. has sold its beverage subsidiary. Long Blockchain Corp., previously named Long Island Iced Tea, has reached a definitive agreement to sell its beverage subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages.Lemonade company adds blockchain to its nameIn a Sept. 20 press release, Long Blockchain announced the…
  • BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Says Traders Could Lose Weekends, Lunch Breaks
    Cointelegraph.com News - 2 days ago
    BitMEX CEO and co-founder Arthur Hayes says traditional traders could lose their lunch breaks and weekends once digital finance starts to change the face of markets. BitMEX CEO and co-founder Arthur Hayes says traditional traders may lose their lunch breaks and weekends as digital finance is going to change everything,…
  • Cryptocurrency Exchange Seed CX Cuts Trading Fees to Gain Market Share
    Cointelegraph.com News - 2 days ago
    Cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX is cutting its trading fees to one of the lowest levels in the industry in an attempt to gain additional market share. Institution-oriented cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has cut its trading fees to what it claims to be the most competitive levels globally.Competition heats up in…