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  • Bitcoin has always been seen as an investment by the Chinese, and not as a payment system, claims Bobby Lee

    Charlie Shrem interviewed Bitcoin veteran and Ballet Co-founder, Bobby Lee, on his podcast, Untold Stories, earlier today. During the interview, Bobby spoke about his experience of co-founding BTC China, the first Bitcoin exchange in China and for a while, the longest running exchange in the world, while also addressing his interactions with Chinese regulato...

    18 Sep 2019 | 4:00 AM

  • German Finance Minister Says Gov’t Must Reject Facebook's Libra Coin

    German must reject “parallel currencies” like Facebook’s Libra Coin, says German finance minister

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:46 AM

  • Current Bitcoin Price Action Like That of Pre-2017 Mania, Says Analyst

    Popular on-chain technical analyst Willy Woo believes that Bitcoin is currently in the early phases of another huge bull market. He appeared on former Wall Streeter and Bitcoin proponent Tone Vays’s YouTube channel earlier today to discuss the market. In addition to Bitcoin price action resembling that of the period just before the run that...The post...

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:30 AM

  • Iota Introduces Chronicle, a New Solution for Long-Term Data Storage

    Iota introduces Chronicle, which allows node owners to store data for indefinite timeframes

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:20 AM

  • Binance leads $200M investment round in Chinese crypto-data website Mars Finance

    Binance made a strategic investment in crypto-data website Mars Finance. This is the first time the crypto giant invested in a Chinese company since Beijing banned crypto trading in 2017. Growing crypto news outlet gets a boost from Binance Crypto exchange giant Binance has been on a roll in the past couple of months. The […]The post Binance leads $200...

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:13 AM

  • ‘Master’ of Alternative Investments Doesn’t Have a Clue About Bitcoin

    Blackstone head honcho Stephen Schwarzman is rich. Really rich. Almost twice the market cap of bitcoin-level rich, in fact. The man who was, once upon a time, lauded as the “Master of the Alternative Universe” built his empire by taking risks. Over the years, the billionaire CEO has traded in a wide variety of businesses […]The post ‘Master’ of...

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:12 AM

  • VanEck, SolidX Withdraw Bitcoin ETF Proposal From SEC Review

    VanEck and SolidX just pulled their bitcoin ETF proposal a month before the SEC would have to approve or reject it.

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:10 AM

  • Why a new head at the European Central Bank matters for Bitcoin

    The appointment of former IMF chief Christine Lagarde to the European Central Bank signals a potential shift in the bank's approach to cryptocurrencies.The post Why a new head at the European Central Bank matters for Bitcoin appeared first on Decrypt.

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:05 AM

  • Tezos’ Arthur Breitman discusses transactions fees and inflation for PoS-based blockchains

    Recently, Tezos Founder Arthur Breitman tweeted about how transaction fees for PoS-based blockchains are deflationary, while those on PoW-based blockchains are not. An important difference between PoW and PoS is that, in the former, transaction fees accrue to the hashpower of the network, with no corresponding reduction in inflation, whereas in the latter it...

    18 Sep 2019 | 3:00 AM

  • A Conversation with Mike Novogratz, Founder, CEO and Chairman at Galaxy Digital

    In this episode of The Scoop Novogratz talked about Galaxy's multi-faceted role in the crypto market, why it is expanding into San Francisco and the reason why the bear market might not necessarily be over.The post A Conversation with Mike Novogratz, Founder, CEO and Chairman at Galaxy Digital appeared first on The Block.

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:53 AM

  • Cardano price analysis: Will ADA chase down $0.05 on the ascending channel?

    Cardano price was supposed to rise and according to our previous analysis, the price trend has been going pretty well. On September 16, ADA broke the 0.046538 dollars mark and traded at 0.0475 dollars. The price did not sustain there for long and soon Cardano was down to 0.04593 dollars which happened to lie below the 0.04623 dollars support. The price has b...

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:50 AM

  • Coil, Mozilla, Creative Commons Offer $100M Grant for Web Monetization

    Ripple-backed Coil, Mozilla and Creative Commons are jointly donating $100 million for a program aimed at monetizing web content

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:47 AM

  • XRP is pumping, approaching $0.30 for the first time since August

    Following a strong bearish trend in recent weeks, XRP seems to be recovery mode, surging over 12 percent in the last 24 hours.The post XRP is pumping, approaching $0.30 for the first time since August appeared first on Decrypt.

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:45 AM

  • Venture Capital: From Public Enemy To Crypto’s Best Friend

    Venture capital and crypto are now colliding in ways that were unthinkable only a few years ago. When Tim Draper began his career, he would often see periods of too much VC money chasing too few ideas. That dynamic has now shifted with the emergence of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, giving Draper Associates the ability […]The post Venture...

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:42 AM

  • Volatility for Bitcoin Hits Four-Month Low

    At press time, you may not think bitcoin is doing much… And you’d be right. In fact, the currency has barely swung at all over the past 1-2 weeks and has largely remained between $10,100 and $10,300. Volatility Has Dropped for Bitcoin This is because the currency has reached its lowest level of volatility since...The post Volatility for Bitcoin Hits Four...

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:30 AM

  • Bitcoin Weekly Chart May Point to Covert Bullishness

    After incurring a sudden influx of buying pressure yesterday that sent Bitcoin’s price surging past $10,400, the crypto’s bulls were unable to perpetuate this momentum, which has since led BTC to retrace back towards the lower-$10,000 region. Analysts are noting that Bitcoin may still be gearing up for a bullish movement despite its seemingly bearish...T...

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:30 AM

  • CoinDesk to Move Into Same Building as Owner Digital Currency Group

    Employees at crypto news publication CoinDesk were told Tuesday that the firm is moving into the same building as its parent, Digital Currency Group.

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:25 AM

  • New Public Blockchain Hedera Hashgraph Launches with 26 Dapps

    Hedera Hashgraph has announced the open access launch of its public blockchain. According to the release, the launch includes 26 decentralized applications and will allow users access to smart contracts and file services.

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:20 AM

  • Bitcoin is surging, bringing altcoins along for the ride

    Almost 90 percent of the top 100 cryptocurrencies have gone bullish today, following a short recovery in the price of Bitcoin.The post Bitcoin is surging, bringing altcoins along for the ride appeared first on Decrypt.

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:15 AM

  • Binance adds privacy coins to its lending platform

    Binance has introduced the ability to earn interest by lending the exchange either Monero, Zcash or Dash.The post Binance adds privacy coins to its lending platform appeared first on Decrypt.

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:05 AM

  • $15,000 Bitcoin Ransom Rescues Nigerian Chieftain’s Kidnapped Daughter

    The daughter of a Nigerian politician has been released after her father paid the kidnappers a $15,000 bitcoin ransom. On Saturday, Ai’sha Ardo, the daughter of Umar Ardo, a chieftain of the major Nigerian political party the People’s Democratic Party, endured a harrowing kidnapping in the country’s capital city of Abuja. The chieftain was contacted [&...

    18 Sep 2019 | 2:03 AM

  • Presidential Candidate Opens Door to Universal Bitcoin Income

    US presidential candidate Andrew Yang says he’s open to the idea of utilizing Bitcoin to power his signature “Freedom Dividend” campaign proposal. The entrepreneur and internet sensation has centered his campaign around the idea of implementing a form of Universal Basic Income – a policy where every American citizen over the age of 18 rec...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:44 AM

  • In the crypto Wild West, a dose of Wall Street law and order might lure institutional investors

    A new type of trading firm is emerging in the inchoate market for digital currencies: registered agency brokers. Across the $300 billion digital currencies market, most institutions engage with so-called over-the-counter (OTC) trading shops.The post In the crypto Wild West, a dose of Wall Street law and order might lure institutional investors appeared first...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:40 AM

  • Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance: “We want the institutions to come in” [INTERVIEW]

    A year after becoming top brass at the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, Binance CFO Wei Zhou says his firm wants to “grow the pie bigger” and opening up an exchange in the U.S. just might be the best way to do it. “I think the underlying theme here is that 99.99% of […]The post Wei Zhou, CFO of Binance: “We want...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:39 AM

  • Huobi opening up fiat-to-crypto onramp in Argentina

    Did it just beat Binance to the punch?The post Huobi opening up fiat-to-crypto onramp in Argentina appeared first on Decrypt.

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:35 AM

  • Crypto Analyst: Bitcoin Price Boredom Ends With Break of $9K or $12K

    Bitcoin price action has gone stagnant, causing volatility to disappear, and turning trader’s attention to toward altcoins like Ethereum and Ripple which are finally having some time in the limelight. But for the leading cryptocurrency by market cap to become interesting again, one crypto analyst says that Bitcoin price will need to either break above...Th...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:30 AM

  • Bitcoin Liquidations: BitMEX, Binance Bosses Duke It Out On Twitter

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has sparked the wrath of BitMEX, one of its biggest competitors after claiming to have invented an essential bitcoin trading tool. Hayes to CZ: Attend My Bitcoin Derivatives Trading 101 In a Twitter debate which continues to play out, Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ in cryptocurrency circles went head to head with BitMEX CEO Arthu...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:30 AM

  • VeChain Price Shows 6.55% Hike Since Yesterday

    VeChain started taking up the high road from the last couple of days. If we go back in time, the currency will reflect massive suffering due to the market pressure. Well, as soon as, the uptrend embarked the market, VET coin started improving. We are anticipating that the trend is going to last. Also, the …The post VeChain Price Shows 6.55% Hike Since...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:30 AM

  • Altcoins Continue Explosive Bull Run While Bitcoin Stalls at $10,200

    The price of Bitcoin stalls at $10,200, while altcoins continue explosive bull run

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:26 AM

  • Why Bitcoin? Part 7: The Separation Of Money And State

    In this series on Bitcoin and money, Crypto Briefing takes a deep dive into the complexities of the modern monetary system and how Bitcoin, as the ultimate hard money, can serve as a solution to many of its problems. In Part Seven of the series we shift our focus slightly to question why decentralization is […]The post Why Bitcoin? Part 7: The Separati...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:14 AM

  • Stellar XLM price analysis: Is this a one time trip above $0.065?

    Stellar XLM price has had a rough day. The price had been consolidating while the moving averages have can not stop fidgeting. This has caused several spikes to shoot and retest a couple of resistances and supports. Stellar XLM price had been trading between 0.5908 dollars on the higher end of the range and 0.5800 dollars on the lower side in the five days t...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:10 AM

  • The Logbook: The story of the publicly traded man

    The recent report on Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie’s plan to tokenize his player contract in return for an upfront lump payment — effectively selling shares of himself — reminds me of Mike Merrill, the entrepreneur who sold 100,000 shares of himself in early 2008.The post The Logbook: The story of the publicly traded man appeared first...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:06 AM

  • Ethereum Istanbul Görli Testnet upgrade will go live on 30 October

    Ethereum’s upcoming hard fork, Istanbul, will be taking its preliminary step with the Testnet upgrade in October 2019. The upgrade was supposed to go live this coming month, but was postponed to a later date due to a delay in clients upgrade. The block number and the date for the Mainnet upgrade are yet to […]The post Ethereum Istanbul Görli Tes...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:00 AM

  • Karatbars Launches First-Ever Blockchain-Based Laptop

    With the fast-moving technological world, there comes an underlying pressure on the enterprises to outshine from their competitors by excelling out in developments and advancements. Blockchain technology has been welcomed by the financial world as a revolutionary mechanism which not just eases the payments network working but also ensures a user-friendly ped...

    18 Sep 2019 | 1:00 AM

  • Pantera partner says there’s still room to invest in exchanges across the globe

    Paul Verdattakit, a partner at blockchain investment fund Pantera Capital, said there is still reason to invest in exchanges. On last week’s episode of The Scoop, Verdattakit explained part of Pantera’s strategy is to invest in a variety of geographies.The post Pantera partner says there’s still room to invest in exchanges across the globe...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:47 AM

  • Crypto Regulation Vs. Innovation: Who’s Winning the Match-up?

    Can regulators and crypto projects work out their differences to create safe environments for digital asset trading? Or are they destined to forever butt heads? In an ideal world, there are no winners or losers. It’s the continued conversation between crypto leaders and regulators that will ultimately drive innovation. Why Are Regulators Focused On Crypto?...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:38 AM

  • Masternode Network Coin Prices Take Beating in 2019

    The prices of digital coins that offer Masternode staking have suffered in 2019, crashing additionally despite the incentive to hold onto the assets. The market prices have also sunk against Bitcoin (BTC). Masternodes Promise High Returns The promises for passive earnings from various Masternode forms have failed to materialize, shows recent research by Mess...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:30 AM

  • Crypto Exchange to Open in Crisis-Stricken Argentina, Where Bitcoin is at an ATH

    Huobi Group, the operators of one of the world’s largest crypto asset trading venues, has announced that it will launch a digital currency exchange in Argentina. The new platform is expected to go live in mid-October. Huobi is moving into Argentina as that nation’s economy once again teeters on the edge of collapse. The government...The post Cryp...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:30 AM

  • Freelance Employment Platform Receives Developer Grant from MakerDAO

    Employment platform for freelancers receives developer grant from MakerDAO to integrate DAI payments

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:30 AM

  • Steve Schwarzman: I Don’t Have Much Interest in Crypto

    As the CEO of investing firm Blackstone, CEO Steve Schwarzman says that he’s used to a world where currencies are controlled by a central body, and thus he’s not a huge fan of how crypto is structured. Schwarzman: I Don’t Understand Crypto This is to be expected from someone who’s been involved in traditional finance...The post Steve Schwarzman:...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:30 AM

  • Inner Mongolia to Shutdown ‘Illegal’ Bitcoin Miners by October as China Phases Out Industry

    China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region is carrying out an inspection to eliminate “illegal” bitcoin mining operations by October.

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:29 AM

  • Deloitte Luxembourg to Trial Bitcoin Payments for Staff Lunches

    Deloitte, one of the so-called "Big Four" audit and consulting firms is to allow its staff to pay for their lunch in bitcoin, the Luxembourg Times reported on Tuesday.

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:20 AM

  • Huobi to launch local exchange in Argentina

    Huobi Group, the parent company of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange, has announced the official launch of Huobi Argentina. In mid-October, Huobi Argentina will launch the local cryptocurrency exchange with a fiat gateway to trade Argentine pesos for cryptocurrencies via credit cards, wire transfers, and digital payment services.The post Huobi to launch loca...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:15 AM

  • Huobi Expands to Argentina, Plans to Launch Fiat-to-Crypto Gateway

    Huobi officially launches Huobi Argentina, with plans to set up a fiat-to-cryptocurrency gateway

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:12 AM

  • 18,000 Traders and Growing – Bitcoin.com’s Crypto Exchange Shines Brightly

    Since exchange.Bitcoin.com launched, our premier trading platform has seen a significant influx of users from Asia and Europe. So far, the grand opening of Bitcoin.com’s exchange has led to more than 18,000 registered traders. Moreover, exchange.Bitcoin.com’s Chief Operating Officer, Danish Chaudhry, explained that the exchange launch and the las...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:07 AM

  • XRP Surges 14% As Analysts Eye Bitcoin’s Next Move – Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar Forecasts

    XRP is surging, with the broader altcoin market a sea of green. At time of writing, XRP is up 14.55% at $0.2958, according to COIN360. Ethereum is up 9.39% at $209.46, Litecoin is up 7.01% at $75.48 and Bitcoin is up 1.03% at $10,246. The founder of New York-based DTAP Capital says he thinks BTC […]The post XRP Surges 14% As Analysts Eye Bitcoin’...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:05 AM

  • Ethereum Classic gears up for Agharta hard fork scheduled for March 2020

    Recently, Ethereum Classic [ETC] successfully executed its Atlantis hard fork, a hard fork which included about 10 Ethereum Improvement Proposals [EIPs] in order to enhance stability and performance. Additionally, precompiled contracts along with zk-SNARKs and improved security measures were also added. Many prominent cryptocurrency exchanges including Binan...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:00 AM

  • Tron takes a Steep Upward Movement; TRX Price Hovers Around $0.016

    Tron has been suffering long enough in the crypto market. The currency tried to improve, but every time it tries to climb, there comes a pullback. The result of the same brought a dramatic fall in TRX price. The traders dealing in TRX coin were devastated by the loss. The same caused a substantial loss …The post Tron takes a Steep Upward Movement; TRX...

    18 Sep 2019 | 12:00 AM

  • Wells Fargo Set to Debut U.S. Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin on Its Blockchain Platform

    Coinspeaker Wells Fargo Set to Debut U.S. Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin on Its Blockchain PlatformUsing its internal DLT-based settlement service dubbed Wells Fargo Digital Cash along with company's U.S. dollar-linked stablecoin, Wells Fargo is going to enhance its operational efficiencies.Wells Fargo Set to Debut U.S. Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin on Its Blockchain P...

    17 Sep 2019 | 11:56 PM

  • bloXroute Labs introduces scalability to Ethereum

    Technology startup bloXroute Labs revealed the result for their month-long Ethereum (ETH) mining test. The test that was performed live on the Ethereum mainnet revealed that the network is capable of scalability today. bloXroute Labs: Scalability to blockchain bloXroute Labs has developed a Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) to scale all blockchain networ...

    17 Sep 2019 | 11:54 PM

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