Суббота, Июнь 23, 2018

US Secret Service Asks Congress for Help to Prevent Illicit Use of Privacy Coins

The US Secret Service is worried about the illicit use of cryptocurrencies. A high-ranking official of the agency has urged Congress to consider additional...

First Crypto Cashback Card Launched in Russia for Local Organic Food Retailer

TalkBank, one of the crypto pioneers in Russia’s financial sector, has joined forces with local organic food retailer LavkaLavka to launch the country’s first debit...

UBS CEO Believes Blockchain is The Solution to Banking Woes

Sergio Ermotti, the Chief Executive Officer of Swiss investment bank UBS, believes that blockchain may be the answer to the banking industry’s woes. UBS...

EOS Block Producers Reportedly ‘Ordered’ to Freeze 27 Accounts, ‘Reasoning’ to Follow

EOS block producers (BPs) have reportedly received an emergency order to refuse to process transactions for 27 accounts, according to a tweet posted yesterday,...

Wendy McElroy: Crypto as Class Warfare

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations Section 4: State Versus Society Chapter 9, Part 1 Crypto as Class Warfare “Antagonism between the classes will be removed....

Crypto Markets Fall Further Amidst Week of FUD From Asian Sector

The crypto markets are continuing to take a tumble today, June 23, following slew of FUD-like news from the crypto sector in South Korea...

Tether’s Transparency Update Report Raises More Questions Than it Provides

In an exciting turn of events, the people at Tether seem to have finally done what they have not been able to do since...

FSA Orders Six Japanese Crypto Exchanges to Improve Anti-Money Laundering Systems

A total of six licensed Japanese crypto exchanges, including bitFlyer, have had sloppy anti-money laundering (AML) systems brought into question by Japanese financial regulator,...

Supremes Uphold Cell Privacy, Hope for Ross Ulbricht

The United States Supreme Court, in a 5-to-4 decision for the case Carpenter v. United States, ruled cops cannot access cell phone tracking information...

Institutional Investors Trust TrueUSD as Cryptocurrency Gateway

Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have long heralded the arrival of institutional money, but expressed concerns over the limitations of trading pairs and the controversy surrounding Tether....

Crypto Non-Profits Are Flawed – Zcash Thinks It Can Change That

Ahead of the Zcash Foundation's first big gathering, crypto aficionados are watching to see if the non-profit can redeem a maligned governance model. Crypto Non-Profits Are...

Swiss National Bank Board Director: Central Banks’ Interest in Issuing Crypto Has Waned

Thomas Moser, a board director at the Swiss National Bank (SNB), believes that central banks’ interest in developing central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs) has...

Irish Banks Withdraw Banking Services of Legal Cryptocurrency Businesses

Irish cryptocurrency firms have been forced to cease trading activities or open foreign bank accounts after banks refused to provide their services to the...

Nano Announces Security Flaw in Newly Released Android Wallet

Within hours of its release, Nano has announced that the Android version of their new wallet was insecure. While a patch has since been released,...

Crypto Trading 101: A Beginner's Guide to Candlesticks

If you have ever been confused by patterns flashing on crypto charts, this crash course on candlesticks will help clear a few things up. Crypto...

The Daily: Analysts Predict Bitcoin Will Rebound, Enthusiasm for State Coins Lost

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we mention some optimistic mid to long term predictions for crypto markets. And while decentralized currencies are hurting in...

Bitcoin.de and Fidor Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary at Berlin’s Tech Open Air Festival 2018

On June 19, 2018, bitcoin.de and Fidor bank celebrated the five year anniversary of the two firms’ crypto partnership. The event was just one...

PR: Propy to Hold First Ever Real Estate Auction on Blockchain

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Ripple CEO Asks Coinbase to List XRP

Ripple Labs’ XRP is the third-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap. Now, CEO Brad Garlinghouse is asking Coinbase — one of the...

Do Banks Even Want to Go Blockchain?

On June 18, Carlos Torres, CEO of Spanish bank BBVA, declared that blockchain is “not mature” and faces major challenges. During the past month,...

Coinage CEO Discusses the Uncanny Link of Altcoin and Bitcoin Prices

In the nascent digital currency sector, the pioneer cryptocurrency Bitcoin influences the price of a vast array of altcoins on the market. However, one...

A Beginner’s Guide to Trading on ForkDelta

As part of the BTCManager series on beginner’s guides to trading on decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges (DEX), this article will focus on one of the...

Bank of England to Rebuild Settlement System to Interface with Blockchain Platforms

The Bank of England is planning to rebuild its Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system so that it can interface with private business and...

Quebec Hikes Electricity Price: Crypto Miners to Pay up to 3 Times Current Rate

The Canadian province of Quebec has reportedly decided to charge cryptocurrency miners up to roughly three times the current price after they flooded utility...

Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Price Rebound Above $10,000 by 2019

Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com predicted Bitcoin (BTC) to drop to $4,000 prior to a rebound above $10,000 by 2019 on CNBC’s Stock Draft...

Indian Government set to Launch National Blockchain Project

Nine months after inception, the Indian government is set to launch a blockchain project to be known as IndiaChain. India’s Blockchain Push This will operate as...

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA: Price Analysis, June 22

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and...

Crypto Markets, Weak Demand from Miners Hurt GPU Producers

Dipping cryptocurrency markets are hurting not only crypto holders but also a number of related businesses and sectors. Manufacturers of hardware that can be...

Bahamas Central Bank to Launch Pilot Digital Currency

The Central Bank of the Bahamas is planning to introduce a government-backed pilot digital currency, Jamaica Observer reported June 22. Speaking at the Bahamas Blockchain...

Walmart Awarded Patent for Blockchain-Based Medical Records System

U.S. retail giant Walmart has been awarded a patent for a system that would store medical records on a blockchain from a wearable device,...

Streaming Soon: Beer Advertisements Via the Blockchain

Kiip, the leading mobile marketing and monetization platform, and Anheuser-Busch InBev (Ab InBev), the world’s largest brewer and brand builder, successfully launched the first-ever blockchain...

Crypto-Related Crimes to Exceed All Other Cyberattacks in 2018, Says Israeli Expert

According to an expert at the Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), crypto-related crimes would exceed the number of all other cyberattacks...

Bithumb Lowers Theft Estimate – Will Fully Repay Customers Despite Deficient Insurance

South Korean exchange Bithumb has lowered its theft estimate from the original amount after undergoing some of the recovery process. The exchange promises to...

Chief Strategy Officer of Bitfinex Crypto Exchange Steps Down

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) Phil Potter of Bitfinex crypto exchange is resigning from the company, Reuters reports June 22. Potter will be replaced in...

EOS' Blockchain Arbitrator Orders Freeze of 27 Accounts

For the second time in EOS' infancy, transactions are being censored. For some, it's a way to stop scammers. For others, it's centralized overreach. EOS'...

Bitcoin Price Falls Below $6,000 to Hit New Low for 2018

The price of bitcoin slid below $6,000 on Friday, hitting a new low for 2018. Bitcoin Price Falls Below ,000 to Hit New Low for...

Shopin ICO-Syndicate Hacks Shows Danger Of Trust

Large scale thefts usually involve an exchange or a bug in a smart contract. While individual hacks are common, they don’t tend to make...

Alex Mashinsky: Cryptocurrency Adoption at World Blockchain Forum

At the World Blockchain Forum in New York City, Celsius Network founder and CEO Alex Mashinsky gave a presentation about his project. Mashinsky is...

“Bitcoin Baron” Faces Jail-Time after Launching DDoS Attack on Government Websites

Self-styled hacktivist “Bitcoin Baron” was sentenced to prison on June 19, 2018, for launching a distributed denial-of-service attack against Madison’s administrative networks. “Bitcoin Baron”...

Introducing Gitcash.io the Bitcoin Cash Powered Github Tipping App

On Friday, June 22 a new bitcoin cash tipping application has been announced called Gitcash.io. The new platform allows registered Github users to tip...

Leading US Crypto Exchange Coinbase’s Growth Is ‘Outpacing Its Resources’

Criticisms are being leveled at U.S. crypto exchange Coinbase for allegedly being underprepared and overwhelmed by the pace of its growth, Business Insider reports...

AOTB Episode 18: Marcus K. Dowling and Mat Hall

There’s a fringe technology that’s bringing creatives together in very interesting ways, and it’s called cryptocurrency. Most people gloss over this facet of creative...

FIFA World Cup 2018: Crypto for Betting, Hotels, Booze and Flights

Major sporting events always attract a massive amount of attention across the world and it is encouraging to see cryptocurrencies being integrated into the...

Bitcoin Price Hits Lowest Point Since Early February

The price of bitcoin fell to within $100 of its 2018 low Friday morning as last weeks rally proved to be short-lived. Bitcoin Price Hits...

Japan’s BitFlyer One of Six Crypto Exchanges to Receive Improvement Order From the Japanese...

Japan’s largest Bitcoin exchange has announced that it is suspending its account creation for new customers following a business improvement order from the country’s...

Reality Shares Introduces the First Chinese Blockchain ETF

Asset management firm Reality Shares introduced the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) to provide investors accessibility to Chinese companies in the cryptocurrency sector.  Additionally, the...

Bitfinex's Chief Strategy Officer Leaves Crypto Exchange

Crypto exchange Bitfinex's chief strategy officer Phil Potter is leaving the firm, Reuters reported Friday. Bitfinex's Chief Strategy Officer Leaves Crypto Exchange Source: https://www.coindesk.com

Markets Update: Cryptocurrency Prices Tumble Before the Weekend

Cryptocurrency markets are slumping today as most digital asset markets are seeing losses between 8-20 percent over the past 24-hours. Lots of speculators are...

PayCoiner Aims to Become an Easy Way of Introducing Cryptocurrencies to Your Business

The cryptocurrency market has been around for a relatively short period of time. Yet, it has managed to create a positive impact, rapidly gaining...

ImmVRse Guides Users Through The Virtual Experience

Virtual reality (VR), not too long ago, was a severely limited technology that was mostly used for things like flight simulation as well as...

Moving Toward Closure: MtGox Saga Sees Civil Rehabilitation Granted

The latest development in the long, winding fallout of the 2014 MtGox bitcoin exchange collapse is the biggest yet for affected creditors, as their...

Aeron Native Token to Be Accepted by AeroTrips

Blockchain’s popularity has exploded in the past year as it is now being used to help facilitate a wide variety of different technological innovations....

Blockathon Challenge Kicks Off in Brussels to Build Anti-Counterfeit Blockchain Solution for the EU

On Friday, 11 teams joined the 2018 EU Blockathon Challenge in Brussels for 48 hours of coding and co-creation. The hackathon, an initiative by...

US and South Korea to Strengthen Joint Cooperation on Fourth Industrial Revolution

The US State Department and South Korea’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MSIT) have resolved to strengthen the two countries’ cooperation in advancing the...

US Senate Hearing Will Look at Crypto's Impact on Elections

The U.S. policymakers will look into potential risks that digital currencies could pose to the American democracy. US Senate Hearing Will Look at Crypto's Impact...

U.S. Realtor to Auction $44 Million Renaissance Mansion for Bitcoin

While there have been quite many properties sold for bitcoin in recent times, this $44 million 16th century edifice located in the ancient city...

Nano Android Wallet Users Advised to Move Funds Due to Security Flaw

Users of cryptocurrency Nano who downloaded a new Android app must create a new wallet and move their funds after the discovery of a...

Bitcoin Cash Football: Multiplayer World Cup App Powered By BCH

This week as the world watches the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a new online game called Bitcoin Cash Football has been launched where users...

Flash Crash on Indian Exchange Zebpay Following Rupee Notice

In anticipation of progressing legal action being taken against cryptocurrency commerce in India, the nation’s top exchange Zebpay issued a warning to customers stating...

Litecoin Sinks to Lowest Price in 7 Months

Litecoin's (LTC) price hit a seven-month low on Friday as the cryptocurrency markets turned risk-averse. Litecoin Sinks to Lowest Price in 7 Months Source: https://www.coindesk.com

US Congressman: SEC's Stance on Ether Is 'Encouraging'

Republican Congressman Tom Emmer has praised the SEC for its recent comment indicating that ether is not a security. US Congressman: SEC's Stance on Ether...

Cryptocurrency Mining Demand Leads to Mixed Results for AMD and Nvidia

The cryptocurrency sector has indirectly influenced the fortunes GPU manufacturers Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Nvidia, with the former’s share prices increasing by 30...

Mt. Gox Crypto Exchange Begins Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings, Ends Bitcoin Sell-Offs

Defunct Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has formally entered civil rehabilitation proceedings, officials announced June 22. A statement and accompanying documentation confirm the move, which will...

US Federal Reserve Launches Cryptocurrency Index

This week the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis added cryptocurrency to their Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database. It’s a seemingly small gesture,...

Chinese Police Arrest Bitcoin Miner Who ‘Stole’ 150 MW of Electricity

A Chinese man has found himself in police custody after attempting to steal electricity to fund his unprofitable Bitcoin mining operation, local media outlet...

South Korea Accelerating Regulation Plans Following Exchange Hacks

Government regulation in cryptocurrency is quickly defining the year of 2018, and South Korea is now poised to play a major role in advancing...

French President Acknowledges Initial Coin Offerings in Latest Business Reform

French President Emmanuel Macron announced a plan to transform the country’s business landscape on June 18, 2018. The changes outlined in the platform included...

Mt Gox to Enter Civil Rehabilitation in Major Win for Creditors

Mt. Gox's bankruptcy proceedings have been halted and its bitcoin holdings could soon be distributed to creditors seeking reimbursement. Mt Gox to Enter Civil Rehabilitation...

Mt. Gox Creditors’ Legal Victory: “Enormous Assets” to be Returned

The Mt. Gox Creditor (mtgoxcreditor) posted Commencement of Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings of Mt. Gox today, indicating a victory for creditors long wondering if an...

Can Squirrel Become the Next Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Internet Protocol?

In 2002, Rice University’s Sitaram Iyer and Peter Druschel, along with Microsoft Research’s Antony Rowstron presented a paper called Squirrel; a decentralized, peer-to-peer web...

Taiwan’s Financial Regulator to Conduct Limited Oversight of Cryptocurrencies

The Financial Supervisory Commission of Taiwan has indicated its intentions to maintain only a limited oversight of cryptocurrencies. The regulator said it’s going to...

Crypto Prices Plummet Sharply, With Significant Losses Across the Board

Almost all of the top one hundred cryptocurrencies by market cap have seen significant losses within the space of just a few hours today,...

Stellar Reportedly to Purchase Startup Chain for $500 Million

Stellar is in talks to purchase blockchain startup Chain in a deal said to be valued at $500 million USD, per Fortune. The transaction...

Fur Real? Businesses Test CryptoKitties-Inspired Ethereum Tech

Startup Arianee believes the token technology can be used to help luxury brands create unique identities for bespoke handbags and expensive watches. Fur Real? Businesses...

The Cryptocurrency Industry is the Internet Industry of the late 90s

Many parallels are drawn between the current scenario of the cryptocurrency industry with that of the internet companies in the late 90s and early...

Chinese Gov’t Partners With Tencent on New Blockchain Security Alliance

Chinese officials are partnering with tech giant Tencent on the formation of a new China Blockchain Security Alliance, according to a report from state-owned...

Japan Hits 6 More Crypto Exchanges With ‘Business Improvement Orders’

Japan’s financial regulator the Financial Services Agency (FSA) has sent business improvement orders to six major cryptocurrency exchanges, Cointelegraph Japan reports June 22. According to...

New Crypto Exchange Draws Fire Over Controversial Business Model

FCoin has launched to spiking trading volumes by utilizing a new revenue model called "trans-fee mining," but the method has been likened to an...

High Net Worth Individuals are Eager to Jump on the Cryptocurrency Wagon

High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) have expressed significant interest in cryptocurrency investments. These individuals, however, would like more information on the emerging industry from...

Japan Penalizes Crypto Exchanges – Yakuza Involvement Confirmed

The Japanese regulator has issued business improvement orders to six of the country’s 16 fully-licensed crypto exchanges including Bitflyer, Quoine, and Tech Bureau. The...

Circle Will Not Accept Any Payment for Cryptocurrency Listing

Circle Financial has compiled a framework of requirements known as the Circle Assets Framework, for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets desirous of listing on...

Only a Third of the Richest Informed on Bitcoin

Despite seeing their investment return above 20% in 2017 for two consecutive years, the richest people in the world say they are not fully...

Bitcoin Eyes Bear Revival After Key Support Breached

Bitcoin's bears have seized the upper hand and forced a rising wedge breakdown, the technical charts indicate. Bitcoin Eyes Bear Revival After Key Support Breached Source:...

Goldman Sachs CEO: Dismissing Bitcoin Is ‘Too Arrogant’

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says he doesn’t hold any bitcoin. He doesn’t deny, however, that the currency could have an illustrious future, and...

3 Key Errors in the BIS Report on Bitcoin

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released a report on cryptocurrencies over the weekend as a part of their 2018 Annual Economic Report. The...

Japan's Financial Watchdog Orders AML Shake-Up at 6 Crypto Exchanges

Japan's Financial Services Agency has issued business improvement orders to six licensed crypto exchanges operating in the country. Japan's Financial Watchdog Orders AML Shake-Up at...

Bitcoin in Brief: Plagiary, Numerology, and Nano Does a No-No

From the serious to the ridiculous, today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief has got it all, and by “all” read “a varied selection of...

DHS Give Blockchain Tech Company $192k to Beta Test Concept

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided Factom, a startup using blockchain technology to secure Internet of things (IoT) data, on June 15, 2018,...

The Downside of Democracy (and What it Means for Blockchain Governance)

Introducing on-chain governance to crypto networks is likely to make them more like nation-states with the inefficiencies that entails. The Downside of Democracy (and What...

Blockchain Technology to Assist in Combating Child Trafficking in Moldova

The emerging blockchain technology has not only rocked the financial market and economy but has a potential to save lives. Moldova, the human trafficking...

Korean Government to Lead 6 Blockchain Pilots With $9 Million Fund

A South Korean government agency has announced a plan to boost blockchain adoption in the country. Korean Government to Lead 6 Blockchain Pilots With ...

ICOs Will Raise Over $10 Billion in 2018 as Risks, Pressure Increase: Eddy Travia

ICOs and token sales will generate $10 billion and probably more in 2018, says blockchain incubation pioneer Eddy Travia. Speaking at the CoinAgenda Asia...

Zcash Pays Off Angry Developer to Avoid Blockchain Split

After spending his time developing zcash's most popular wallet software, the developer threatened a hard fork in an effort to secure more funds. Zcash Pays...

Unusual Bitcoin Hash Causes a Stir in the Cryptoverse

The cryptocurrency space was alight today with debate over the significance of a seemingly unsual block hash found in newly mined Bitcoin block 528249. The...

Irish Bitcoin Broker Claims Country’s Banks Are Closing Crypto-Related Accounts

The co-founder of Irish Bitcoin (BTC) broker Eircoin accused the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) of discriminating against crypto-related accounts, The Irish...

Investigation Underway: Korean Government Seeks Cause of Crypto Hacks

Following the alleged hacks of South Korean crypto exchanges, the government has formally launched an investigation into the cause of the hacks. The authorities...

Ukraine: Four Arrested for Running Fake Crypto Exchanges

Ukrainian police have arrested a group of four men suspected of running six fake cryptocurrency exchanges, Bleeping Computer reported June 21. Four men between ages...

US Congressman Says ICO Market Needs ‘Light Touch’ Regulation to Provide Certainty

U.S. Representative Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) said the initial coin offering (ICO) market needs “light touch” regulation on CNBC's Squawk Box today, June 21. When asked...

Research Reveals New Instances of Plagiarism in Tron’s Code, States Project Faces “Technical Challenges”...

A startling report by New York-based blockchain security researchers Digital Asset Research (DAR) revealed new instances of plagiarized code in the Tron...

Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting Blockchain Security Risks

Technology giant Tencent said it was teaming up with the Chinese government to fight blockchain-related security problems and crimes. Tencent, Chinese Officials Partner on Fighting...

At Least $20 Billion in Crypto Investment Awaits Custody Streamlining, Approval

Rumor has it vaunted, long awaited institutional money, big investment in crypto is coming. One of the many holdups involves custody regulation, as both...

Swiss Central Bank Exec: Crypto ‘Too Primitive’ to Issue State Digital Currency

Board director of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) Thomas Moser said that cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are too primitive to consider issuing a state-backed...

ICON Token Swap Underway With 'No Issues,' Foundation Says

ICON's token migration, from ethereum to its own blockchain, is underway - and off to a smooth start, according to its Foundation. ICON Token Swap...

License Needed for Crypto Trading, Circulation, and Settlement in Cambodia

Three Cambodian government bodies have jointly announced that the propagation, circulation, buying, selling, trading, and settlement of cryptocurrencies without obtaining a license are illegal activities....

Brave Browser Launches Trials for Opt-In Adverts that Reward Viewers with Cryptocurrency

The Brave team has announced a new feature that would enable users to view ads of their choice on the platform without exposing their...

Under New Rules Quebec Crypto Miners Will Be Required to Bid For Electricity

Provincial utility Hydro-Quebec has proposed new rules, under which blockchain companies will be required to bid for electricity and quantify the jobs and investment...

Supreme Court Dissenting Justices Mention Bitcoin to Make Point

In a new Supreme Court decision in the case of Wisconsin Central Ltd. Et Al. v United States, a case unrelated to cryptocurrencies, the...

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology will Propel “Open Source” Banking

Bitcoin, Ethereum, 0xProject, Dharma, and Aragon are all incredible building blocks for an open source decentralized future. However, an open-source financial system requires an...

Craig Wright Referenced as Satoshi in Chinese University Textbook

According to reports a Chinese economics textbook that’s used in some of China’s leading universities states that the notorious Dr. Craig Wright is Satoshi...

21e800: Bitcoin, Satoshi and the Mystery Twitter Is Obsessing Over

The hash value of bitcoin block 528249 unlocked on Tuesday has the crypto community in wonder about the potential hidden meaning behind "21e800". 21e800: Bitcoin,...

Irish Banks Start Shunning Domestic Crypto Businesses

Irish banks are eschewing companies that deal in cryptocurrencies, compelling some domestic operations to shutter or open accounts in crypto friendly nations such as...

EOS Under Fire After “Constitution” Violates Own Rules

EOS, the world’s fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, is facing a backlash from the community over recent developments. After reports suggested 50 percent of...

Cambodia Mandates all Cryptocurrency Businesses to Obtain Regulatory Licenses

Cambodia, one of the crypto-friendly Asian nations in recent times is looking to increase its regulatory oversight in its Crypto Space to eliminate bad...

$3 Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off Token Migration Today

Tron, a top ten cryptocurrency, will embark on a token migration from ethereum to its new mainnet on Thursday. Billion Blockchain Tron Kicks Off...

Winklevoss Brothers Win Patent to Provide Crypto-Based Exchange-Traded Products

U.S. crypto entrepreneurs Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have won a patent for a system to provide crypto-based exchange-traded products (ETPs), according to a patent...

Crypto Exchanges, Payment and Wallet Firms Join EU Police to Fight Privacy

About sixteen major cryptocurrency exchanges, payment processors and digital wallet providers have joined the EU’s law enforcement agency for an event about preventing money...

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Adds Crypto Price Tracking to Research Database

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will now be tracking the prices of four cryptocurrencies on their research database, according to a June...

Ex-FDIC Chair Bair: 'I Welcome' New Rules for Crypto

Former FDIC chair Sheila Bair thinks the U.S. needs to create an entirely new regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Ex-FDIC Chair Bair: 'I Welcome' New Rules...

Indian Educational Institute Partners with IBM to Launch 12-week Course on Blockchain Technology

The National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) has partnered with IBM to create an online course on blockchain technology. The course is considered...

Swiss Federal Councillor: Blockchain Will ‘Penetrate Our Entire Economy’

One of the seven members of Switzerland’s collective head of state stated that blockchain will someday “penetrate our entire economy,” according to a transcript...

Hacked S. Korean Crypto Exchange Bithumb Confirms It Will Reimburse Affected Users

South Korean crypto exchange Bithumb has today confirmed it will reimburse users affected by the theft of 35 bln won (about $30 mln) from...

John McAfee to Stop Promoting ICOs because of “SEC Threats”

John McAfee, a British-American computer programmer, known for his company’s anti-virus software, and lately one of the leading promoters of initial coin offerings (ICO),...

New Stanford Blockchain Center Gets Backing from Crypto Space

Stanford University’s new Center for Blockchain Research, which will be manned by specialists from the institution’s computer science, economics, and law school faculties, is...

ERC721 and The Rise of Crypto Collectibles

The rise of crypto collectibles goes back to October 2017 when the Axiom Zen team launched CryptoKitties at ETHWaterloo, the world’s largest ethereum hackathon....

Cointelegraph Launches Job Listings Platform for the Blockchain, Crypto Industries

Today, June 21, Cointelegraph is launching a listings platform for crypto and Blockchain-specific job opportunities. Users can search for vacancies in the crypto and Blockchain...

Bitcoin Businesses Denied Banking Services in Ireland

Leading companies from the crypto sector in Ireland have complained they are being denied services by some of the country’s major financial institutions. Among...

Bloomberg Terminal Lists Crypto Market Index From World’s Third Largest Exchange Huobi

Bloomberg Terminal, a paid financial data monitoring service, will now list crypto exchange Huobi's Cryptocurrency Index, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph...

Ripple CEO Defends XRP's Utility at Fintech Conference

"Let's be clear: Ripple is different than XRP," said Ripple head Brad Garlinghouse during day two of CB Insights' Future of Fintech conference. Ripple CEO Defends...

US: Members of Congress Must Disclose Crypto Holdings Above $1,000

The Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has issued a memorandum requiring all House Members to disclose their cryptocurrency holdings worth over...

Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center

Stanford University launches the Center for Blockchain Research and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, is one of the sponsors. Stanford University Launches New Blockchain...

Swiss Cryptocurrency Fund Receives First Ever FINMA Operating License

Crypto Fund AG has received approval from the Swiss financial regulators FINMA to begin distributing funds. This license will allow the fund to offer...

On Bithumb, Gun-jumping, and the Balina Precedent

It didn’t take long for Korean exchange Bithumb to face accusations of impropriety — after reports of its $30 million USD hack surfaced —...

South Korean Gov’t to Invest Over $200 Mln in Public, Private Blockchain Initiatives

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT has announced a major Blockchain Technology Development Strategy that aims to raise 230 bln won (~$207 mln)...

Why the Cryptosphere Is Losing Its Mind Over This 18-Digit Number

00000000000000000021e800 – that’s 18 zeros followed by 21e8 and another two zeros – doesn’t look particularly remarkable. Nor does 00000000000000000021e800c1e8df51b22c1588e5a624bea17e9faa34b2dc4a, which is the complete...

Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout in a New US Supreme Court Opinion

That's not something you see every day: an opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that makes a reference to cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Just Got a Shoutout...

‘Crypto Twitch’ Streaming Platform DLive Now Out Android

The world’s premier live streaming platform on Blockchain, DLive, announced today that it has launched an Android app so mobile users can now view...

Amsterdam Airport Introduces Bitcoin ATM to Increase Cryptocurrency Adoption

Travelers to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport can now exchange “loose change” for bitcoin at the end of their trip. Bitcoin ATM Schiphol Airport authorities announced on June...

Jimmy Song Reveals his Thoughts about Ethereum Smart Contracts

While the term “smart contract” piques a lot of interest, especially since they can remove intermediaries in the construction, execution, and enforcement of a...

IOST Blockchain Incubator Launches With $50 Million Fund

Bluehill, a startup incubator for global blockchain projects, launched on Thursday after raising $50 million to support the IOST ecosystem. IOST Blockchain Incubator Launches With...

Ethereum Token Trading Platform Radar Relay Exits Beta Phase

Peer-to-peer trading platform Radar Relay has exited its beta phase and is now ready to be tested by the public. The newly-launched version of...

Bithumb Working With Other Crypto Exchanges to Recover Hacked Funds

South Korea's Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange said Thursday that it may be able to reduce the losses arising from a major hack earlier this week. Bithumb...

Bobby Lee, ‘BTC Maximalist’: Bitcoin’s Value Is in the Eye of the Beholder

This interview has been edited and condensed. Recently at BlockShow Europe 2018, Cointelegraph got the chance to speak to Bobby Lee — co-founder of Chinese...

A Hands On Review of the New Card-Shaped Hardware Device Coolwallet S

This week news.Bitcoin.com received the new Coolwallet S — the cryptocurrency hardware wallet shaped like a credit card. As we previously reported, the interesting...

A Beginner’s Guide on How to Trade on EtherDelta

EtherDelta has emerged as one of the most popular decentralized exchanges in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. In this guide, you will learn how you can...

Ethereum Accelerator to Offer Crypto Coders Resources and 'Reality Check'

A blockchain company known as a hub of startups is expanding its reach, launching a new San Francisco-based startup accelerator. Ethereum Accelerator to Offer Crypto...

Stanford Univ. Launches Blockchain Research Center, Supported by Ethereum Foundation

Stanford has created the Center for Blockchain Research, supported in part by the Ethereum Foundation, Stanford Engineering’s website posted yesterday, June 20. The university reportedly...

AI Startup CloudSight Announces Support for Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments

CloudSight, a Los Angeles-based technology startup that specializes in image captioning and understanding, will use the Bitcoin Lightning Network for microtransactions to gather and...

Interview: Blockchain Valley Ventures Founder Discusses Crypto in Switzerland, ICO Regulation and More

Known historically as a hub for international banking and finance, Switzerland has become one of the friendliest countries in the world to blockchain and...

French Tech Firm Unveils Tool for Blockchain-recorded Real Estate Transactions

French tech firm Blockchain Partner has created a tool which enables real estate transactions to be recorded on the Ethereum blockchain. To demonstrate the...

Bitfi and McAfee Announce ‘Unhackable’ Crypto Wallet

John McAfee, the man behind the infamous uninstallable anti-virus software, has formed a partnership with hardware wallet company Bitfi to launch what he calls...

Cheetah's New App Lets Crypto Investors Track Portfolios on the Go

Beijing-based app developer Cheetah Mobile is releasing an app that lets investors monitor cryptocurrency portfolios over multiple platforms. Cheetah's New App Lets Crypto Investors Track Portfolios...

Bloomberg: Crypto, Fiat Trading App Robinhood ‘in Talks’ to Obtain US Banking Licence

Stock and crypto trading app Robinhood plans to offer banking services to its 4 mln users, Bloomberg reported June 20, citing anonymous sources. Robinhood, which...

Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Post Disappointing Returns as Market Plummets

Cryptocurrency hedge funds have reportedly been experiencing a steep decline after steadily rising in value throughout 2017. Statistics released by Hedge Fund Research (HFR)...

The Daily: Akon Launches Akoin, ICO Mogul Buys $19M Land with Bitcoin

A musician who wants to use cryptocurrency to create a “real-life Wakanda” in Africa is the main feature in today’s edition of Bitcoin in...

This $575 Million ICO With Royal Backing Is So Crazy, It Might Be Real

A video-on-demand service that shares ad revenues with viewers and creators has raised more than half a billion bucks in a private token sale. This...

Post-MainNet Launch: You Can Already Start Managing Your EOS Assets on Infinito Wallet!

With EOS MainNet being successfully launched recently, Infinito Wallet announced that they have activated EOS full nodes as of June 15, 2018, and thus...

Tech Giant Intel Partners With DApp Platform Enigma on Privacy Research

Decentralized application (DApp) platform Enigma will partner with Intel on privacy research as it prepares to launch its blockchain testnet, the two companies confirmed...

The BIS’ Report on Crypto as Money: A Critical Review

The views expressed here are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent the views of Cointelegraph.com. Cryptocurrency is a poor substitute for fiat money,...

New Resistance Might Be Capping Bitcoin's Price Potential

Bitcoin's bulls are struggling to force a rally, despite a still-favorable short-term set-up on the technical charts. New Resistance Might Be Capping Bitcoin's Price Potential Source:...

Major Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Conferences in June 2018

As the societal applications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies continuously increase across the globe, so have the number of related conferences. While there is so...

PR: StreamDesk Starts the 2 Phase of ICO And Offers to Test Beta-Version

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Blockchain Visionary Earns Millions With “BlockBox”

All over the world, the so-called BlockBoxes used in bitcoin mining, are appearing in the countryside as FinTech companies and individuals are getting on...

Amsterdam Airport Lets Travelers Swap Leftover Euros for Crypto

Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has launched an ATM that allows departing travelers to exchange their remaining euros for bitcoin or ethereum. Amsterdam Airport Lets Travelers Swap...

U.S. Secret Service to Congress: Address Criminal Use of Cryptocurrency Now

The move to ramp up the regulation of cryptocurrencies has taken another significant step forward. In a formal address to Congress, the U.S. Secret...

Spain: BBVA Bank and Energy Co. Repsol Partner to Develop Blockchain Financial Solutions

Major Spanish banking group BBVA and Spanish energy company Repsol have signed an agreement to develop blockchain-based solutions for corporate banking, according to an...

St Louis Fed Now Tracks Crypto Prices on Its Research Database

The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank is now tracking the prices of four top cryptos in its economic research database, FRED. St Louis Fed Now...

Square Becomes the Seventh Cryptocurrency Business to Receive BitLicense

While many have criticized the New York authorities over the draconian nature of their BitLicense regulation, it appears the NYDFS has seen reasons to...

Uk Risks Missed Opportunity From Lack Of Crypto Regulation, Mps Told

Cryptocurrency self-regulatory industry body CryptoUK has given evidence to a Treasury Select Committee and warned the UK government it must regulate the sector or...

Robinhood Reportedly Considering Formal Banking Services

Unnamed sources suggest popular free crypto and stock trading application (app), Robinhood, is negotiating with US regulators about prospects for it becoming a bank,...

National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab

China's federal science institution, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is eyeing blockchain technology, the school announced this week.  National Chinese Science Academy Launches Blockchain Lab Source:...

Things Get Interesting when Conceptual Art Meets Cryptocurrency

Kevin Abosch, a conceptual artist, and photographer living in New York is currently implementing blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in his conceptual artworks. Art Blends...

Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi's Cryptocurrency Market Index

Crypto exchange Huobi Pro announced that Bloomberg Terminal has added the HUOBI10 crypto market index on its terminal for subscribers.  Bloomberg Terminal Adds Huobi's Cryptocurrency...

Lightning Network-Powered Pokemon Game Displays Ease of Processing Bitcoin Payments

A blockchain developer has created a Pokemon-themed game running on the Lighting Network (LN) to prove its technical capability. Move over Kitties As per a TNW...

Amid Crypto Bear Market, Attention Turns to Small-Time Investors

When it came to crypto, the focus was on retail investors – not only on protecting them but also on giving them a chance...

Analysts Concerned About Crypto Mining Impact on AMD Share Price

While Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s (AMD) shares have seen substantial growth in the past month due to a cryptocurrency mining boom, two analysts warn...

Korean Government Details Regulatory Plans After Multiple Crypto Exchange Hacks

Following multiple hack reports, the South Korean government explains how it will strengthen the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency exchanges. A bill has already been...

Bithumb Hack Does Not Change Bitcoin Fundamentals, Says Litecoin Founder Charlie Lee

The recent hack of leading crypto exchange Bithumb “doesn’t really change the fundamentals of Bitcoin” Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee stated in an interview...

Toronto Stock Exchange to Trade New Blockchain ETF

The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) will list a new blockchain exchange traded fund (ETF) starting Thursday, Bloomberg reported June 20. The Horizons Blockchain Technology...

Cryptocurrency Desktop Client Victim of Trojan Attack

Syscoin announced on official Github page the project’s official client had faced a malicious trojan attack. The post urged users who downloaded the software...

Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, just won another crypto-related patent. Winklevoss Brothers Score Another Crypto Investment Patent Source: https://www.coindesk.com

Nasdaq CEO: ICOs Pose ‘Serious Risks’ for Retail Investors Due to Lack of Oversight

Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman recently claimed that initial coin offerings (ICOs) pose “serious risks” for retail investors, CNBC reports June 20. Speaking at the Future...

US: SEC Obtains Emergency Court Order to Freeze Assets of Fraudulent ICO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received an additional emergency court order to freeze the assets of Dominic Lacroix, owner of PlexCorps,...

Betting on the World Cup with Bitcoin on Betcoin.com

The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is most likely the World Cup during which more bets have been placed using bitcoin (BTC) than...

North Carolina Banking Bill Passes — Adds Virtual Currency License Requirements

The state of North Carolina has pushed the passage of House Bill 86 and some digital currency advocates and firms like Coinbase believe the...

SkyCoin Sees Overnight Price Drop Following Crypto Embezzlement Scandal

Skycoin, a community-owned, peer-to-peer internet was robbed by the firm’s marketing arm EVOLAB of 100,000 Skycoins. The discovery was a critical point for Skycoin...

Hada DBank Adds Industry Experts to its Advisory Board

Islamic Banking platform, Hada DBank, recently announced additions to its highly credentialed advisory board. The startup’s advisory team have already secured the services of...

Brazil’s Central Bank Develops Blockchain Data Sharing Platform for Financial Regulators

Brazil’s central bank has created a permissioned digital ledger platform that will enable data sharing among financial regulators, Finextra reports today, June 20. The ledger,...

Trade.io to Sponsor Cryptocurrency Event Hosted by Bloomberg

Cryptocurrency’s fate is currently stuck in limbo, a weird state of affairs it’s been in ever since at least the beginning of 2018, maybe...

#MetaHash Unveils Lightning-Fast Protocol; Processes 60,000 – 80,000 Transactions per Second

Public Invited to Try New Blockchain 4.0 Network. #MetaHash, a leading blockchain-based digital asset exchange network and decentralized real-time application platform, today announced the public...

Crypto Cries Foul In Wake of Tether's Dollar Token Report

Tether announced its tokens are fully-backed by real cash according to a third-party review but the crypto community doesn't seem convinced. Crypto Cries Foul In...

World Wealth Report 2018: Young Millionaires Interested in Investing in Cryptocurrencies

In its World Wealth Report 2018, consulting firm Capgemini identified a marked growth of interest in cryptocurrencies among rich investors, Cointelegraph auf Deutsch reported...

France Warns of Several Unauthorized Cryptocurrency Platforms

France’s financial markets regulator has issued a new warning against unauthorized platforms offering cryptocurrency investments. The regulator has added four websites to its list...

DataBroker DAO Brings Roadshow to China, Extends Token Sale

Databroker DAO, a blockchain-based startup, has announced they will be bringing their on the road presentation of their platform to China. As a result...

Goldman Sachs Exploring Crypto Derivatives, Says COO

Leading U.S. investment banking group Goldman Sachs is exploring cryptocurrency trading derivatives, Goldman Sachs Chief Operating Officer (COO) said in an interview with Bloomberg...

Tether Releases New Transparency Report in Bid to Assuage Reserves Concerns

Tether, makers of the eponymous Tether (USDT) stablecoin, have released the findings of a Washington-based law firm, findings that suggest the project’s USD reserves...

Initial Coin Offerings: Here to Stay or Alternatives to Come?

As it is said, all good things must come to an end. So, has the run of the initial coin offering (ICO) coming to...

Introducing Decenturion: A Decentralized State Built on Blockchain

Blockchain technology has always been focused on disruption, from the financial overalls promised by Bitcoin to the anti-internet oligopoly vision of Ethereum.  Now, an...

Trump Official Argues for 'Sweet Spot' in Crypto Regulation

The U.S. government needs to develop reasonable regulations around the nascent cryptocurrency space, said OMB director Mick Mulvaney. Trump Official Argues for 'Sweet Spot' in Crypto...

House Rules Politicians Must Disclose Crypto Investments Above $1K

Members of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, must begin disclosing cryptocurrency investments that exceed $1,000. House Rules Politicians Must...

Control of Highly Demanded Crypto Classes May Spark Turf War at Universities

Can only a law professor teach about smart contracts? Universities have faced several challenges with adding crypto classes to their curriculum such as a...