31 May 2018

Headlines Money Transfer Firms Join Ripple’s Payment NetworkTwo money transfer firms are to open a new payments corridor using RippleNet, while a Kuwaiti bank has also signed up to use the service. Forex Firm CLS Invests $5 Million in Enterprise Blockchain Startup R3U.S.-based FX settlement provider CLS has made a $5 million investment in blockchain […]

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30 May 2018

Headlines Korea Seizes Bitcoin Worth $1.4 Million Following Supreme Court RulingSouth Korea’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that cryptocurrencies can be forfeited in criminal cases, allowing the seizure. 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, […]

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29 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Price Rebounds From $7,040 to $7,450 but Bulls Yet to Turn UpEarlier today, on May 29, the bitcoin price dropped to $7,040, to its new monthly low. Since then, BTC has recovered to $7,450, but regardless of the newly formed optimism in the market, it is still too early to conclude the start […]

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28 May 2018

Headlines Blockchain Tech Isn’t Mature Enough Yet, Says Russian Central Bank OfficialA senior official at Russia’s central bank has contended that blockchain technology needs to improve in security and scale and is currently not ‘mature’ enough. Bank of Russia deputy governor Olga Skorobogatova was speaking at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum during the […]

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27 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Fees Temporarily Less Than BCH, Can This Continue?Transaction fees are a hot topic of debate in the cryptocurrency world. There are numerous discussions regarding Bitcoin versus Bitcoin Cash fees in this regard. It now seems the average Bitcoin transaction cost is lower than that of BCH. As is usually the case, such a […]

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26 May 2018

Headlines Startup Behind Zk-Starks Tech to Seek Cryptocurrencies as CustomersLead scientists behind privacy tech zk-starks have started a business providing the solution to blockchains in exchange for tokens. Blockchain Must Adapt to Build Trust in the Internet of ThingsWhile there is tremendous promise for the tech, blockchain must evolve substantially to meet the unique demands […]

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25 May 2018

Headlines There’s 1 Bitcoin Hidden in This Puzzle, and Whoever Solves it WinsAnother treasure hunt is underway n the Bitcoin community as members seek to crack a puzzle hidden in an image that resembles a “word cloud”. The image was posted earlier this week on the Bitcoin subreddit by new user cryptogreetings, who informed excited readers that […]

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24 May 2018

Headlines China Prosecutes Promoters of $2.3 Billion OneCoin Pyramid SchemeChinese prosecutors have charged the last four suspects in a total 98 individuals involved in an estimated $2.3 billion domestic OneCoin operation, a purported digital currency scheme widely seen as a fraud. According to a news release by the Zhuzhou Procuratorate’s office in the Hunan province, […]

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23 May 2018

Headlines MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning NetworkA recently completed MIT test showcases how bitcoin might not just scale, but do so in a way where it’s transactions are more expressive than today. Thai Bank Pilots Cross-Border Transaction Using BlockchainThailand’s Bank of Ayudhya successfully piloted a cross-border transaction using its own blockchain interledger, it announced […]

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22 May 2018

Headlines Failed Bull Breakout Leaves Bitcoin Eyeing Drop to $8KBitcoin’s failed bull breakout on Sunday has left the doors open for the bears to make a comeback. China State TV: Token Sales Still ‘Rampant’ After Central Bank BanChina’s highest-level state media outlet has said token sales are still common in the country despite a 2017 […]

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21 May 2018

Headlines Crypto Tribalism Is Holding Back BlockchainA more united front among all who believe in blockchain tech’s sweeping potential could help ensure a more constructive legal environment. UK Forex Operator LMAX to Launch Cryptocurrency Exchange for Banks and Hedge FundsUK foreign exchange trading platform operator LMAX has announced that it will launch a cryptocurrency exchange […]

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20 May 2018

Headlines Prestigious London College Terminates Ties With IOTA Foundation Due to Legal ThreatsUniversity College London, better known as UCL has officially terminated its ties with the IOTA Foundation as a response to the legal threats made by IOTA foundation against cybersecurity researchers. Patrick McCorry, a security researcher at UCL’s Initiative for CryptoCurrencies and Contracts, revealed […]

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19 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Cash Fork Leaves Users Behind, But Does It Matter?Bitcoin cash recently hard forked and a little less than 20 percent of nodes didn’t upgrade. The industry argues over whether that matters or not. Indian Cryptocurrency Exchanges Undeterred By Central Bank Crackdown; New Players Still Entering The MarketA famous quote says “Water always finds […]

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18 May 2018

Headlines Bitcoin Mining Giant Bitmain Is Making a Major Pivot to AIBitmain is the world’s undisputed leader in cryptocurrency mining hardware manufacturing. Now, it wants to fill a similar role in the artificial intelligence (AI) field as well. Speaking in a rare interview, enigmatic Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu told Bloomberg that the company is channeling […]

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17 May 2018

Headlines China Ranks Ethereum as the World’s Best Blockchain Network, Bitcoin at #13On May 17, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology released its public blockchain ratings, ranking various blockchain projects like Ethereum in the global cryptocurrency sector based on three criteria: technology, application, and innovation. Bitcoin at #13 As shown in the chart below, […]

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16 May 2018

Headlines Daniel Pinto of JPMorgan Chase Addresses Bitcoin in InterviewThe head of the corporate and investment bank at JPMorgan Chase, Daniel Pinto, has addressed Bitcoin and other financial topics in an interview published today. The 55-year-old Argentinian stated he believes cryptocurrency will be important in the future, but not in its current form. Pinto Thinks […]

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15 May 2018

Headlines Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and BlockchainA pioneer of public-key cryptography said the blockchain boom represents a “resurgence” of the work he helped start in the 1970s. Apprentice Boss Alan Sugar Issues Warning Over Fake Bitcoin EndorsementBritish business magnate Sir Alan Sugar has become the latest to warn Brits about Bitcoin scams following a […]

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14 May 2018

Headlines Microsoft May Build Identity System with Bitcoin Lightning NetworkMicrosoft, the world’s sixth-largest IT company by revenue, will have both cryptocurrency and stock markets watching as they announce its blockchain-based decentralized identity system at Consensus 2018 in New York City. The news may be especially bullish for Bitcoin as Microsoft developers hint they will use the […]

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13 May 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency Exchanges Pivot to Decentralization to Avoid Overseeing User FundsEarlier this week, Bloomberg columnists and editors Benjamin Robertson, Matthew Leising, and Andrea Tan spoke with various experts from decentralized exchange projects, research firms, and cryptocurrency exchanges to explore the motivation behind the focus of blockchain projects on decentralized exchanges. The Necessity of Decentralized Exchanges […]

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12 May 2018

Headlines Chinese Researchers Create Index to Rank Blockchain ProjectsAt a seminar held in Beijing today, the China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID) announced its inaugural monthly Global Public Chain Assessment Index, a ranking of cryptocurrencies and other blockchain projects that the Chinese government considers to possess technological merit. The CCID is part of the […]

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11 May 2018

Headlines IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian AidIBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize donations to humanitarian causes. Cryptocurrency Market Sees $50 Billion Loss, Bitcoin Price and Tokens Down SignificantlyThe cryptocurrency market has declined by more than $50 billion over the past 24 hours, […]

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10 May 2018

Headlines Fundstrat: Bitcoin to Hit Between $20,000 and $64,000 by End of 2019The team of financial researchers of which famed Bitcoin advocate Tom Lee is part of has some extra bullish predictions for Bitcoin’s end of 2019 price. Fundstrat’s Sam Doctor wrote earlier today that the price of Bitcoin could reach anywhere between $20,000 and […]

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9 May 2018

Headlines Cryptocurrency the ‘Right Next Step in the Space of Currency’: Nasdaq CEONasdaq chief executive Adena Friedman is bullish on cryptocurrency, though she says the “jury is still out” on which particular coin or token will ultimately be the one to experience mass adoption. Speaking on the latest episode of CNN podcast Boss Files, Friedman […]

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8 May 2018

Headlines Kin to Fork Stellar, Launch a Proprietary Blockchain“Kin needs to be scaled now.” That’s how Netanel Lev, vice president of research and development at Kin, explained Kik Messenger’s decision to fork stellar and develop a proprietary blockchain for its cryptocurrency. The decision to fork stellar, announced on Tuesday, is the culmination of a months-long […]

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7 May 2018

Headlines 3D Printing Could Be Blockchain’s True Game-ChangerCombined with other emerging tech, blockchain could enable a new paradigm of decentralized, on-demand production and realign global economic power. Europe’s Cryptocurrency Brokers Seek Regulations in a Transparent MarketEuropean cryptocurrency brokers are confronting regulators head-on, saying bring on the transparency. Digital currency brokers would rather face clear-cut rules […]

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6 May 2018

Headlines Indonesia’s Public And Private Sectors Explore Uses For BlockchainIn Indonesia, a country with 250 million people living across 17,000 islands, both the private and public sectors are actively exploring blockchain technology to overcome challenges managing data for everything from food output to election results to trade financing. The government has clearly taken a leadership […]

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5 May 2018

Headlines Code Is Law – But It’s Not the Only Law for BlockchainsIt’s the combination of internal and external rules that ultimately dictates how blockchain-based platforms will operate, says Primavera De Filippi. ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Suspect Regrets Fleeing Iceland after JailbreakSindri Thor Stefansson, a 31-year-old man who escaped from prison in Iceland and was rearrested […]

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4 May 2018

Headlines ‘Big Four’ Giant PwC Invests in Chinese Crypto Startup VeChainPricewaterhouseCoopers, better known as PwC, has acquired a small ownership interest in VeChain, a China-based cryptocurrency with a market valuation of $2.7 billion, on May 4. VeChain x PwC In an official announcement, PwC Hong Kong and PwC Singapore revealed that as a part of […]

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3 May 2018

Headlines Asset Freeze Continues for Public Company That Pivoted to CryptoThe SEC is likely to prove that three defendants associated with fintech firm Longfin took part in the sale of unregistered securities, a judge said. Sell In May and Go Away? Not for Bitcoin BullsWhile equity bulls fear drops in May, it should not be […]

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2 May 2018

Headlines BMW, Ford, GM: World’s Largest Automakers Form Blockchain CoalitionBMW, Ford, GM and Renault have joined with tech providers to form the biggest-ever consortium focused on blockchain for the automotive industry. Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Is Back – And It’s Got a Roadmap to Prove ItNearly 18 months since forming, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has published […]

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1 May 2018

Headlines Ethereum Creator Says Sharding is Coming, Significant Improvement in ScalingEthereum creator Vitalik Buterin has announced that Sharding, a much awaited scaling solution for the Ethereum blockchain protocol, is coming. What is Sharding? In essence, Sharding is a solution that optimizes the process of verifying transactions and smart contracts by splitting the blockchain network into […]

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