31 May 2018

Headlines Where’s the Volume? Bitcoin Price Rebounds to $7,500 Without Major MovementsAfter dipping below the $7,300 mark, the bitcoin price has recovered to $7,550, closing the last 4-hour candle at above $7,600. Although the initial corrective rally from $7,040 came to an end with a slight drop in the price of bitcoin from $7,500 to […]

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30 May 2018

Headlines 6 Outrageous Moments In Crypto Twitter Scam HistoryIt’s getting really strange out there on crypto Twitter, as these six notable examples amply illustrate. Headphones Maker Monster Is Quietly Planning A $300 Million ICOA longstanding company in the consumer products business wants to fund its own distribution service with a giant ICO, hoping to lure […]

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29 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Manipulation Steers World’s Top Crypto in Difficult DirectionBitcoin is a notoriously volatile market. Massive price swings occur on a regular basis and cause a fair bit of negative market pressure. One of the main questions is whether or not there is effectively any degree of Bitcoin price manipulation taking place. The proof […]

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28 May 2018

Headlines Shipping Giant Maersk Deploys First Blockchain-based Marine InsuranceAP Moller – Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, has deployed the first blockchain platform for marine insurance, Insurwave, a joint venture between Guardtime, a software security provider, and Ernst & Young, an accounting firm. The platform is also being used by Willis Towers Watson, MS Amlin […]

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27 May 2018

Headlines Blockchain Insider: Exclusive Interview with Olympian Apolo Ohno of HybridBlockBlockchain Insider is a column dedicated to interviewing leaders in the blockchain world. These include founders, traditional industry veterans turned ICO participants and everything in-between. The weekly interviews will cover a wide range of questions and try to explore the motivation behind blockchain-based ideas and […]

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26 May 2018

Headlines Rapid Growth of Lightning Network Payment Channels Paints a Bright Future for BitcoinThe Bitcoin ecosystem is set to undergo some major changes. One of the bigger upcoming developments is the Lightning Network. Over the past few months, thousands of new payment channels have been established, signalling a major step in the right direction toward […]

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25 May 2018

Headlines EY’s Maritime Blockchain Insurance Tech Is Now LiveA group of companies piloting a blockchain-based insurance platform for global shipping industry said the technology is now live in commercial use. Monero Mining Malware Hits Apple MacsA new Mac-based cryptojacking attack was reported this past week on Apple’s forums, forcing users to unwittingly run software that […]

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24 May 2018

Headlines Bitfury-Backed Group Mined 800 Bitcoins in Q1Hut 8 Mining Group raised $70 million CAD to invest in mining machines, and mined 828 bitcoins in the first quarter of 2018. Italian Court Rules Bankrupt Crypto Exchange BitGrail Must Stay ClosedItalian cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail won’t be reopening anytime soon, despite its wishes to the contrary. Last […]

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23 May 2018

Headlines London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Bitcoin and EtherThe Shacklewell Lane Mosque, also referred to as Masjid Ramadan, has announced that it will accept donations in cryptocurrency. The move would make the Hackney mosque the first in the U.K. to take payments in digital currency. Mosque’s Chairman: “It’s New Money, It’s Moving […]

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22 May 2018

Headlines US Regulator Issues Guidance for Cryptocurrency Derivatives ContractsThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published new guidance to exchanges and clearing houses for cryptocurrency derivatives listings. The move was long awaited by the trading industry amid concerns over the vetting process for new contracts. CFTC Publishes Rules for Cryptocurrency Derivatives Contracts The advisory from […]

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21 May 2018

Headlines Japanese Cryptocurrency Monacoin Hit by Selfish Mining AttackBetween May 13th and 15th, Monacoin, a cryptocurrency developed in Japan, appears to have suffered from a network attack that caused roughly $90,000 in damages. The attack appears to have been a selfish mining attack, where one miner successfully mines a block on the blockchain but does […]

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20 May 2018

Headlines Opinion: The Bubble is Not BitcoinAlthough the market is positive overall, at the time of writing, the sentiment is quite negative. Maybe due to the high expectations over Consensus, which did not create that much demand over bitcoin, at least not as much as it happened during previous years. I understand it’s your money […]

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19 May 2018

Headlines Op-ed: Blockchain and AI Combine to Power Modern Technological AdvancementPresently, there is an increased pace in the areas of technological development when compared to the progress achieved over the last couple of decades. This exponential increase springs off the dashboard of the internet and the numerous millennial technologies that are being built on top […]

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18 May 2018

Headlines Israel’s Public Stock Exchange Unveils Blockchain Securities Lending PlatformThe Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) has announced the development of a blockchain-powered securities lending platform that the bourse operator believes will enable direct lending among all major financial instruments in the country. Calling it ‘one of the first projects of its kind in the world’, […]

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17 May 2018

Headlines Major Milestone: Steem Blockchain Hits 1 Million AccountsSteem, a blockchain rewards platform that allows content publishers to monetize their work, announced today that the project has reached one million registered accounts. An update from the official Steemit blog confirms the one millionth registration on the blockchain, and shows even more impressive stats on transactions, […]

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16 May 2018

Headlines Jack Dorsey Wants to Help Get Bitcoin Adopted as a Global Means of PaymentThe CEO of payments company Square has said that he wants his firm to help Bitcoin become a global payment choice. Dorsey: ‘We Could be in Every App Store Instead of Five’ Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Square and […]

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15 May 2018

Headlines Circle Becomes ‘Bitcoin Unicorn’ with Bitmain-Backed Mega-RoundBitmain is investing big in blockchain firm Circle as part of an ambitious bid to clean up one of the more gray aspects of the crypto economy. Kraken Donates $1 Million to Blockchain Advocacy Group Coin CenterJesse Powell, CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, donated $1 million to Coin […]

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14 May 2018

Headlines IoT Startup Filament Hits Milestone for Blockchain HardwareFilament announced Monday that its blockchain-native semiconductor is now available in a USB form factor. Venezuela’s Oil-Backed Crypto Petro Grows Thanks to a Little-Known Russian BankVenezuela’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro (PTR), has been surviving thanks to a little-known Russian bank, Evrofinance Mosnarbank, which has recently emerged as […]

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13 May 2018

Headlines Another Wall Street Trader Moves to a Cryptocurrency Exchange, Talents MigrateWall Street is losing a lot of talented individuals in rather quick succession. Steve Hunt is the latest individual to join this growing list. He is the former CTO of Jump Trading and has been acquired by Kraken, the popular cryptocurrency exchange. It is […]

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12 May 2018

Headlines Big Banks are Investing Heavily in Blockchain and Crypto: $364 Billion Investment FirmSteve Chiavarone, a portfolio manager at Federated Investors, a US-based investment firm that oversees $364 billion in customer assets, stated that blockchain technology will drive the fourth industrial revolution, echoing the stance of many large-scale investors and politicians, including Seoul mayor Park […]

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11 May 2018

Headlines Japan’s Biggest Cryptocurrency Exchange is Not Shutting Down, CEO Refutes FUDRumors are an integral part of the cryptocurrency industry. In Japan, there are some sources which claim the domestic Bitflyer exchange may be in trouble. Although specifics are difficult to come by, the company refutes all of these claims. The firm has also recently […]

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10 May 2018

Headlines Rapper Mims to Promote ‘Tune’ Token for ArtistsAward-winning rapper Mims is to talk about his new artist-focused blockchain project, and perform, at a crypto event this month. Blockstack Fund to Give Crypto Social Networks $1 Million BoostDecentralized web developer Blockstack has set aside $1 million in grants to fund distributed social networking projects. Investment […]

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9 May 2018

Headlines China’s Security Ministry Touts Blockchain for Evidence StorageChina’s Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations. SEC Commissioner Cautions Against ‘Blanket’ ICO ClassificationU.S. Securities Exchange Commissioner Hester Peirce advocated against blockchain sandboxes and ‘blanket’ classifications of ICOs. Korea’s New Financial Watchdog Chief Envisions […]

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8 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Decline Driven by Q4 Futures Launch, Fed Researchers ClaimBitcoin’s winter price peak and subsequent decline coincided with the introduction of bitcoin futures trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. A team of researchers doesn’t think it was a coincidence. Galina Hale, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Marianna Kudlyak and Patrick Shultz — economic researchers writing for […]

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7 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Drops to $9,300, Cryptocurrency Market Loses $20 Billion OvernightThe bitcoin price has dropped to $9,300, demonstrating another 3 percent decline in value over the past 24 hours after failing to test the $10,000 support level. The cryptocurrency market followed the short-term price trend of bitcoin and has dropped more than $20 billion overnight. […]

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6 May 2018

Headlines Billionaire Warren Buffett Trashes Bitcoin Again: ‘It’s Rat Poison Squared’Billionaire Warren Buffett, a notorious bitcoin bear, blasted cryptocurrencies again at the 2018 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting on May 5. Buffett reiterated his earlier warning that “cryptocurrencies will come to bad endings,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “If you had bought gold at the […]

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5 May 2018

Headlines Spend Crypto Like Cash with Bitcoin BanknotesSwitzerland and Singapore-based Tangem, the new smart banknote platform, is creating ready-to-spend physical Bitcoin in the form of smart banknotes. The banknotes use a recently developed S3D350A chip from Samsung Semiconductor to store cryptocurrencies. With or without a Goldman Sachs cryptocurrency trading desk, and whether or not we’re in a […]

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4 May 2018

Headlines Trading Giant Virtu Financial Will Make Markets in ‘Physical Bitcoin’ Once It’s More RegulatedHigh-frequency trading firm Virtu Financial plans to become a major market maker in the cryptocurrency spot markets once the asset class becomes more regulated, the firm said on Friday. Virtu CEO Douglas Cifu made this revelation during a question-and-answer session at […]

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3 May 2018

Headlines Crypto Purchase Ban Hits Mastercard’s Cross Border Volume EarningsCard issuer Mastercard is feeling the sting from a decision by top US banks to ban credit card transactions for cryptocurrencies. Cross-border volume growth is on a downward trend, as evidenced by a 19% increase last month compared to 21% for all of the first quarter, […]

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2 May 2018

Headlines Barclays CEO Pushes Back Against Crypto Trading Desk ReportsThe CEO of U.K.’s banking giant Barclays has shot down the rumor that the bank is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency trading desk. Bitcoin Price Regains $9,000 and Loom Spikes 45% as ERC20 Tokens Help $426 Billion MarketBitcoin has remained in the $9,100 region throughout […]

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1 May 2018

Headlines Another PayPal Co-Founder Is Embracing Blockchain’s ‘Seismic Shift’Origin has hired Yu Pan, a co-founder of PayPal and the first employee at YouTube, to act as its Research and Development Engineer. Bitcoin Price Dips Below $9,000 But Tron and Verge Continue to Record GainsThe bitcoin price has dipped below the $9,000 mark, recording a 4 […]

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