8 August 2018

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Traditional European Banks Integrating Bitcoin and Crypto Into Banking Services

Traditional European financial institutions are integrating Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies into their services. Switzerland, Germany and Liechtenstein are at the forefront with Maerki Baumann & Co. AG, Falcon Private Bank and Bank Frick serving clients in crypto-related businesses and services. Switzerland Zurich-based Maerki Baumann & Co. AG has announced that it will be accepting cryptocurrencies, according to a report by International […]

State Street Insiders Split Over Key Blockchain Use Case
The global custody bank's tech and product teams are keen to transform securities lending into a peer-to-peer market, but not all are on board.
Bitcoin Hits 52 Quintillion Hashes Per Second: So Why The Slump?
Markets are falling, and ETFs are going nowhere fast, but that hasn't stopped the Bitcoin network from growing. Earlier this week, the global network ...
Bitcoin Slides After SEC Delays ETF Ruling
Bitcoin was down more than 5% on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to $6,505.30 after the Securities and Exchange Commission said it delaying the approval of a ...
Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple - Prices Plunge, Sentiment Sours | Webinar
After a period of quiet consolidation, a decision by the SEC to delay a ruling on the proposed VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF until the end of September.
Bitcoin price crashes as SEC postpones crucial ETF decision on cryptocurrency
Bitcoin has fallen in price by almost 10 per cent following a decision by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to delay a major ruling on ...
Bitcoin under $6500 on delayed SEC decision
Things were looking up for bitcoin in July, with the crypto reaching as high as $8,496, but its latest descent has seen the digital currency fall overnight ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Slide Accelerates after Delay of ETF Decision
Bitcoin (BTC) did not immediately react to the news of a delayed exchange-traded fund (ETF) decision, but the price plunged a few hours later. The US ...
Bitcoin Is Plunging on Wednesday -- Here's Why
Bitcoin (BTC-USD) and most other cryptocurrencies are falling sharply on Wednesday after the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, ...
Stormy Markets — Volume Picks Up As Bitcoin (BTC) Drops To $6200
The cryptocurrency market has had it tough over the past days, with market leaders like Bitcoin and Ethereum posting near-20% losses over the past 7 ...
Bitcoin price LIVE: Bitcoin ETF decision puts BTC in flux - Crypto crash hits market
Bitcoin prices are unable to rally against a flood of unsure investors waiting to see what happens with the ETF decision, which could ultimately make or ...
The SEC Is Delaying Another Bitcoin ETF Decision
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in no hurry to review the pile of Bitcoin ETF filings it has been accumulating over the ...
Over $9 billion wiped off bitcoin's value after SEC postpones key decision on a cryptocurrency ETF
It comes after the Securities and Exchange Commission postponed its decision on whether it would approve a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) ...
Crypto Speculation Beats Bitcoin Crime, Blockchain Voting Hits the US, and the Fiat Bubble Looms Large

Blockchain Voting Becomes Reality The state of West Virginia is the first to allow citizens to vote using the blockchain. The state will allow members of the US military who are stationed overseas to vote on mobile phones. The tech will be powered by blockchain startup Voatz, following a successful pilot program launched earlier this […]

Bitcoin dealt a blow after SEC delays ETF decision
After a bruising performance this spring, things were finally looking up for bitcoin in July, with the digital currency tacking on $2,000 in a matter of ...
Odin: Redefining the Browser

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The PGA just got hit with ransomware
And if the PGA wants to regain access to that data? A bitcoin address was reportedly provided to facilitate a cryptocurrency payment, but, strangely, ...
Getting real — Why SEC approval of a Bitcoin ETF remains a huge hurdle
While many in the crypto community seem confident that SEC approval for a Bitcoin ETF is just around the corner, analysis of the Commission's latest ...
Blockchain Game Featuring In-Game Sidechain and Delegated Proof of Stake Adopts ERC-1155

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Code as a Weapon: Amir Taaki Wants You to Join the Real Crypto Revolution
Infamous developer Amir Taaki believes bitcoin's potential is exhausted, but he's not giving up the fight to change the world with cryptocurrency.
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Watch: Aiming for Wedge Bottom?
If that happens, bitcoin price could revisit the top of the wedge, which is spanned by the dynamic inflection points at the moving averages. This means ...
Crypto ICO Metronome Raises $12 Million in Unconventional Auction
An initial coin offering for Metronome let the market find its price with a reverse auction that sold 8 million tokens.
Internet Giant Opera Brings Native Ethereum Wallet to Desktop Web Browser

Opera, the web browser backed by bitcoin mining giant Bitmain, has announced that it will add a native ethereum wallet to the desktop version of its web browsing software. Opera Brings Built-in Ethereum Wallet to PC Browser The Oslo-based firm made the announcement on Wednesday, citing “strong interest” in and an “overwhelmingly positive response” to

Crypto-Backed Loan Provider SALT Expands to 35 US States
Cryptocurrency-backed loan provider SALT Lending announced it will now serve customers in 20 new U.S. states on Wednesday.
Regulators Plan 'Global Sandbox' for Fintech Including Blockchain
A number of regulators from across the globe are forming a new alliance to facilitate the development of fintech in cross-border solutions.
Bitcoin Outlook Sours As Price Sheds 70% of Recent Rally
Bitcoin's (BTC) recent downtrend has deepened in the wake of the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SECs) decision to delay the ...
Bitcoin Dominance Nears 50% -- The Start Of A Bull Run?
Bitcoin's dominance — a measure of its total cryptocurrency market share — has continued to creep up over recent days, hitting year-to-date highs and ...
Bitcoin Tumbles 6% on SEC Decision to Delay Ruling on Bitcoin-Backed ETF
After reaching a two-month high of $8,300 two weeks ago, Bitcoin lost more than $9 billion in value on Wednesday following news that the U.S. ...
Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTCUSD Pushed Off the Cliff
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) spoiled the upside gains we had made yesterday in the Bitcoin market. The regulator delayed its ...
Sea of Red: Bitcoin Price Dives Sharply Below $6500
The price of Bitcoin fell sharply going into the daily close, marking another bearish start to the week. With prices plummeting firmly back towards ...
IOTA Price Technical Analysis: No Room for Recovery

The IOTA token value on Wednesday tumbled by over 20% against the US Dollar. The IOT/USD pair in July had established a monthly high at 1.254-fiat. But owing to the cryptocurrency market’s poor health, the pair failed to sustain its peak and fell towards 0.881-fiat. The level proved to be a decent support and influenced IOT/USD

ShapeShift Acquires Tool That Quickly Swaps Bitcoin for Other Cryptos
The company said Wednesday that it acquired the Texas-based Bitfract after it made the tool – allowing for the exchange of bitcoin for "dozens of ...
Hackers target PGA servers, seek Bitcoin ransom
The message also included a Bitcoin wallet number, but no specific ransom amount was demanded for the return of the files. Bitcoin wallets are not ...
Blockchain Startup Havven to Launch Stablecoin on EOS This Year
The EOS blockchain may soon see what appears to be the first stablecoin on its platform if a startup's plan comes to fruition.
Market Plummets But Hope Isn’t Lost Yet for Bitcoin

Bitcoin fell by over $500 today as a result of an SEC announcement, which formally delayed the verdict regarding the VanEck-backed ETF for 45 days. While things may be beginning to look bearish for this early-stage market, many remain hopeful when taking a mid to long-term outlook on this nascent industry. Market Tumbles To Yearly Lows...

Bitcoin Loses $9 Billion in Value After SEC Delays Decision
Bitcoin today lost another large portion of its value when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) delayed a vote on a Bitcoin-based ...
Bitcoin tumbles as much as 10% after SEC delays ETF decision
Bitcoin prices opened sharply lower Wednesday after the Securities and Exchange Commission delayed its decision on the proposed bitcoin-related ...
Crypto prices drop after SEC postpones Bitcoin ETF decision
The prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum and all other major cryptocurrencies are sharply down Wednesday following an announcement by the U.S. Security ...
Microsoft’s New Ethereum Blockchain Product Gets Rid of Mining

Software giant Microsoft has debuted a new Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) product that allows businesses across industry verticals to deploy a flexible instance of Ethereum tailored specifically for enterprise environments. Announced on Tuesday, Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure allows enterprises to build applications on an Ethereum blockchain that is not secured by a Proof-of-Work (PoW)

Crypto Bull Brian Kelly: If You’re Selling After Bitcoin ETF Delay, You’re Doing Crypto Wrong

The founder and CEO of cryptocurrency investment firm BKCM says the SEC’s recent Bitcoin ETF delay was expected. “If you’re selling today after this decision, it’s the wrong way to do crypto investing. There is more to this story than just an ETF,” Kelly told CNBC’s Fast Money. “A little spoiler alert: On September 30th, […]

Bitcoin tumbles below $6 500 on delayed decision on ETF
South Africans who own cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin need to declare gains or losses on their annual tax returns, according to SARS.
Crypto Markets Slump Following SEC Bitcoin ETF Delay
After solid growth to break above the $7,000 mark earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) saw a loss of around $500 in six hours. At press time, all of the top ten ...
Where Have All the Augur Users Gone?
Following an impressive launch, Augur's user base has been slipping. Could thin liquidity be the culprit?
The SEC Will Decide on 9 Bitcoin ETFs in the Next 2 Months
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to make final decisions on nine proposed bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the next ...
Bitcoin Price Watch: BTC/USD Tumbles, Sell On Rallies Near $6770
Bitcoin price turned bearish below $6,830 against the US Dollar. BTC/USD could correct higher, but it is likely to face heavy selling interest near ...
Bitcoin Loses $7000 Support After ETF Delay, Altcoins Suffer Large Losses
Bitcoin (BTC) prices broke below the $7,000 support level late August 7 to hit lows on Wednesday, August 8 not seen since mid-July, as 99 out of the ...
The crypto market has lost 20% of its value in 2 weeks and bitcoin is still dropping
Bitcoin is down 2.8% to $6,531.86 at 8.15 a.m. BST (3.15 a.m. ET). Over the last 24 hours, it is down around 7%. The cryptocurrency has fallen 13% ...
XRP, Litecoin Fall to Lowest Prices Yet Seen in 2018
The price of XRP and Litecoin, two of the world's largest cryptocurrencies, fell to new 2018 lows on Wednesday.
A New Era of Transaction-Mining Is Coming, and Who Will Be the Winner?

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Brian Kelly: If You’re Selling Bitcoin Because of ETF Delay, You’re Doing it Wrong

CNBC Fast Money contributor and BKCM CEO Brian Kelly has firmly emphasized that while bitcoin has seen a massive decline in price over the last 24 hours, investors selling the dominant cryptocurrency based on the delay of SEC in approving the first bitcoin ETF are doing it wrong. Bitcoin Drops 12% While EOS, Bitcoin Cash

Here's the best time to buy bitcoin, according to Yale data
The price of bitcoin is known for wild swings — after all, it's a decentralized cryptocurrency that isn't backed by any government. Case in point: ...
Amidst Market Turmoil: Wall Street Analyst Tom Lee says Bitcoin is “Returning”
As the markets took a big tumble in the past day to the SEC's decision to postpone their decision on a Bitcoin ETF, Wall Street analyst Tom Lee is once ...
Blockchain for Music Startup Raises $5.5. Million in New Funding
Decentralized music-sharing protocol Audius successfully raised $5.5 million as part of its mission to hand back more control to artists.
US SEC Postpones Decision Regarding Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision on the listing and trading of a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) ...
Tezos ICO Class Action Looms After Motion to Dismiss Denied
A motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Tezos' $232 million ICO was denied on Tuesday by a U.S. judge.
New Yale Study: Every Portfolio Should Include 6% Bitcoin (At Least)
A new research paper published by an Economics Professor at Yale University recommends a portfolio with at least 6% in Bitcoin.
11 Financial Regulators Launch ‘Global Sandbox’ for Blockchain, FinTech Push

A near dozen financial regulators from countries around the world have collaborated to form a new network to help further the development of financial technologies like blockchain. Now labeled as the ‘Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN)’, the alliance sees 11 financial regulators of their respective nations come together under a proposed mandate by the U.K.’s

Cure WorldCosplay Launches Cryptocurrency Platform

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Bitcoin Price Plummets to Mid-$6000 as Crypto Market Crashes: Factors and Trends
Similar to the short-term trend outlined by CCN yesterday, the Bitcoin price has dropped by mid-$6,000 as it failed to demonstrate a recovery in its ...
Here Is Why The Bitcoin (BTC) ETF Delay By The SEC Was Expected and Is Actually A Good Thing
The crypto-verse is a buzz with news of the SEC deciding to postpone their decision on the pending rule change brought about by the Bitcoin (BTC) ...
Crypto Market Decline Continues Amidst SEC Decision to Extend Bitcoin ETF Ruling

The cryptocurrency markets shed approximately $20 billion following the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to delay the highly anticipated CBoE BZX Exchange Bitcoin ETF until September 30th, 2018.  Immediately following the SEC’s announcement, the cryptocurrency markets went from a daily high of approximately $257 billion to a daily low of $236 billion. SEC’s Bitcoin...

Venezuela: The Price of Bitcoin is Now Doubling Every 18 Days
The price of Bitcoin in Venezuela is now doubling roughly every three weeks as hyperinflation continues to plague the country. At the same time, ...
Bitcoin and the NYSE — unpacking Bakkt's BIG plans
Bitcoin is no stranger to the endorsement of industry giants, attracting the support of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, and ...
White Hat Hacker Finds Major Vulnerability in Ethereum DApp Augur

A white hat hacker has discovered a major vulnerability in decentralized prediction market Augur, perhaps the most highly-touted decentralized application (dApp) built on the Ethereum network. The bug, disclosed through bug bounty platform HackerOne by security researcher Viacheslav Sniezhkov, would have allowed an attacker to inject fraudulent data into Augur’s user interface, potentially leading to

Bitcoin-Friendly U.S. Senate Candidate Austin Petersen Loses Republican Primary

Pro-bitcoin U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen has lost his Republican primary bid to challenge incumbent Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in the upcoming mid-term election. Petersen, who accepted the largest single bitcoin donation in federal election history and was also forced to return several six-figure cryptocurrency contributions due to campaign finance regulations, was soundly defeated by

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price ...
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision on the Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal by VanEck ...
$30 Billion Lost: 4 Stats That Show a Crypto Market in Decline
Wednesday was a tough day for the cryptocurrency market at large, as several data points collected by CoinDesk illustrate.
Bitcoin Tumbles Below $6500 on Delayed SEC Decision
Cryptocurrencies slumped Wednesday, with Bitcoin tumbling below $6,500 for the first time since July, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Drops to $6,180 as Market Hits 3-Week Low

The bitcoin price took another major downward pivot on Wednesday, forcing the value of the flagship cryptocurrency to a three-week low. Bitcoin spent the majority of the morning and early afternoon trading near $6,500 but proved unable to sustain that level heading into the evening. Following a thirty-minute stretch that saw BTC/USD shed close to

US SEC Postpones Decision on VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF to September

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has postponed its decision on the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF until September 30, 2018, according to an official document released by the Commission. This notice comes some days after Van Eck sent a 13-page report to the SEC where it addressed concerns cited as reasons for rejecting a similar

Yale Research Identifies Best Times to Buy Major Cryptocurrencies

A pair of economists from Yale University have outlined a basic strategy for identifying the best buying opportunities for cryptocurrencies. By studying the past performance of three of the most well-known digital assets, the two have identified a couple of methods to predict price movements. Is Analysis of Investor Attention and Market Momentum the Secret...

Report: PGA Servers Hacked in Bitcoin Extortion Attempt Ahead of PGA Championship, Ryder Cup
The hackers have stated their motive, including providing a Bitcoin wallet number for the PGA. However, no reccomended amount has been placed in ...
Statx Announces Mobile Application in Competition with Telegram and Courts Top Coin Companies

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Bitcoin Custodian Paxos Enters Gold Market With Post-Trade Confirmation Product
Paxos, the parent company of the regulated cryptocurrency exchange itBit, announced today that INTL FCStone Ltd., a London-based financial ...
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Bulls Defending Channel Bottom?
Bitcoin has formed lower highs and lower lows to trade inside a descending channel on the 1-hour time frame. Price is currently testing the bottom and ...
XMAX, the Blockchain Ecosystem for Entertainment and Gaming, Announces a Bounty Program with 150,000,000 XMX Tokens!

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DEA Agent: Speculators Are Using Bitcoin More Than Criminals
Criminals were behind 90 percent of all cryptocurrency transactions five years ago – not anymore according to a DEA agent.
Bitcoin Falls To 3-Week Low As Crypto Markets See Red
Bitcoin prices pushed lower today, extending the losses they suffered last night after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) postponed ...
Investors are 'overreacting' to bitcoin news, crypto hedge-fund manager says
It may be a while before the Securities and Exchange Commission approves a bitcoin exchange-traded fund, but cryptocurrency hedge-fund manager ...
The Crypto Market Just Hit a Low for 2018
Cryptocurrency investors continue to turn risk averse as the total cryptocurrency market capitalization sinks to a new annual low.

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