BlockChain

  • Expedia Partners With Crypto Service Travala.com for Crypto Bookings
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    Expedia now allows its over 700,000 accommodations to be booked with cryptocurrency through crypto travel platform Travala.com. Expedia now allows its over 700,000 accommodations to be booked with cryptocurrency through crypto travel platform Travala.com.According to an announcement shared with Cointelegraph by Travala.com on July 6, the firm added over 700,000… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Undo Button & Fleeing Firms: Bad Crypto News of the Week
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    Check out this week’s Bad Crypto podcast. Maybe it’s time to start talking about boring Bitcoin. The dollar price has moved barely half a percentage point over the last week, remaining around the $9,200 mark. Bitcoin’s holders, though, don’t expect the coin to remain a boring store of value forever.… Read more »
  • Enterprise Friendly Blockchain Tapping Into Wine Supply Chain Business
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    Symbol from NEM makes blockchain solution to solve wine tampering and counterfeiting problems to save millions for the wine industry. Tampering, theft and counterfeiting have caused the wine industry millions of dollars in lost revenue. Symbol, an enterprise-friendly blockchain project from the NEM ecosystem is now providing blockchain technology amid… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Stagnates, Criminals Targeted, $288K Prediction: Hodler’s Digest, June 29–July 5
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    Bitcoin is struggling to punch through stubborn resistance at $9,300, and a Russian court has effectively ruled BTC theft is not a crime. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights,… Read more »
  • 3 Reasons Why Bloomberg Calling Bitcoin a ‘Resting Bull’ Is Inaccurate
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    A recent Bloomberg report says Bitcoin is a resting bull but improperly interprets key metrics to paint a bullish case for BTC. Bloomberg senior commodities strategist Mike McGlone recently released a midyear crypto outlook, which states that Bitcoin volatility should continue to decrease as the asset behaves more like gold.… Read more »
  • Smart Vending Machine Maker Popcom Crowdfunds $1.3M
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    Smart vending machine maker Popcom raises $1.3 million through Regulated CF security token offerings. Smart vending start-up Popcom raised millions to bring more of their vending machines as the demand for more contact-less retail solutions rises.Popcom, led by Dawn Dickson and one of the few Black women-owned blockchain companies, crowdfunded… Read more »
  • Brock Pierce Jumps Into 2020 US Presidential Last Minute
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    Brock Pierce joins the 2020 elections as a last-minute presidential candidate. Brock Pierce, entrepreneur, crypto venture capitalist and child star, has announced his USA Presidential run on Twitter July 5. His tweet stated that:“I, Brock Pierce, am running for President of the United States of America.”Pierce’s campaign site states that… Read more »
  • Top 5 Cryptocurrencies to Watch This Week: BTC, NEO, TRX, XTZ, VET
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    Bitcoin and most altcoins are witnessing selling at every minor rally, increasing the possibility of a dip in the short-term. Bridgewater CIO Ray Dalio said that central banks have moved away from their traditional role and have become owners of assets since the 2008 Financial crisis. They now act as… Read more »
  • Binance Supports Ontology Upgrade, Stops Deposit of NEP5 ONT Tokens
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    Binance to support Ontology 2.0 upgrades and says it will not further allow NEP5-based ONT deposits. Binance, one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges, has announced on July 5 that it will support the upcoming Ontology 2.0 network upgrade. Ontology 2.0 will include the integration of a number of community-led… Read more »
  • Philippine SEC Warns Against Crypto Schemes
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    Philippine SEC warns against investment schemes including one based on the Ethreum blockchain it says is a Ponzi scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the Philippines has warned the public against individuals and groups engaged in unauthorized crypto investments and trading, according to an announcement on July 1.The… Read more »
  • Digital Assets Deliberations: The Role of ISINs in Relation to Digital Assets
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    A closer look at the role that International Securities Identification Numbers may take in the harmonization of standards for identifying digital assets. Institutional interest in digital assets has been growing. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s volume of Bitcoin (BTC) options hit a high of $40 million on May 13, 2020. The… Read more »
  • CBDC is the Most Important Trend in Payments Says Visa Crypto Chief
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    Visa’s head of crypto says CBDC is the most important payments trend in the next decade. Central Bank Digital Currencies, or CBDC, may just be one of the most important trends over the next decade claims Visa’s head of crypto.Cuy Sheffield, who runs credit card giant Visa’s crypto projects, tweeted… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Price Analyst Says This Can Prevent a Big BTC Drop in Q3 2020
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    The price of Bitcoin dropped below $9,000 for the second time in one week but the uptrend of BTC can be sustained despite a historically bearish Q3. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) dropped below $9,000 for a total of eight times in the past two months. Yet, it has recovered… Read more »
  • Biggest Corporations Sceptical of Introducing Crypto Payment Option
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    Are traditional business enterprises ready to embrace a blockchain-based payments network? Maybe not, according to two research reports. The news that PayPal, the payments giant with 325 million active user accounts worldwide, was considering the direct sale of crypto assets — along with custodial services — had the crypto community… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Price Consolidating But What Happens if $9K Support Is Lost?
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    Several signs are pointing to a new bear market for Bitcoin as mining chip manufacturers are feeling the pinch from the halving and the global economic downturn. Bitcoin (BTC) has failed to challenge the multi-year resistance of $10,500 since the beginning of June 2020. This extended period of chop will… Read more »
  • UNICEF Crypto Fund to Invest $100K in Humanitarian Blockchain Projects
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    UNICEF’s crypto fund is looking for blockchain startups from emerging countries that tackle COVID-19 and humanitarian challenges. Over the past four years, the United Nations International Children’s Fund has been investing in startups applying open-source technology, hoping to make the world a better place, but is looking to step up… Read more »
  • DeFi Offers Potential Investment Opportunities Said HyperChain Capital
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    HyperChain Capital CEO says DeFi provides potential growth and investment opportunities for the digital assets management firm. Decentralized finance, or DeFi, offers potential growth opportunities said the chief executive of digital assets management company HyperChain Capital.HyperChain CEO Stelian Balta said in a press release DeFi “has a huge opportunity to… Read more »
  • Casa Releases Results on Server Implementation Test
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    Casa finds ElectrumX to be the “best bang for the buck” for server implementations after test. Crypto custody firm Casa released results from its test to find a new way to connect to the Bitcoin network and found ElectrumX had the best bang for the buck.Casa founder and cypherpunk Jameson… Read more »
  • Renowned Cryptographer Says His Patent Was an Obstacle for Hal Finney
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    Okamoto explains why his “electronic cash” patent may have presented obstacles to Hal Finney’s plans to make his own electronic currency. Tatsuaki Okamoto explains why his “electronic cash” patent might have presented an obstacle to Hal Finney in his ambition to create his own electronic currency.Six key patentsSometime before Dec.… Read more »
  • Dalio Says Capital Markets Are ‘Not Free‘ as Central Banks Drive Economy
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    Bridgewater CIO Ray Dalio claims capital markets are no longer free as central banks drive more of the economy. Ray Dalio, the billionaire hedge fund manager and founder and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, believes capital markets are no longer free.Speaking to Bloomberg, Dalio said markets have changed a… Read more »
  • Building Blockchains Secretly in South America
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    NULS core developer “Berzeck” speaks on the state of blockchain technology in Latin America. Blockchain could bring technological revolution in Latin America said Mario Blacutt, NULS core developer and Nerve Network founder, in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph. Blacutt revealed his thoughts on the region’s blockchain environment and the hurdles… Read more »
  • ‘Everything Will Move to Confidential DeFi‘ Beam’s CEO Says
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    In the time of DeFi boom, how will Beam’s confidential DeFi stand different from others? Beam CEO Alexander Zaidelson spoke to Cointelegraph. On June 29th, major privacy cryptocurrency Beam underwent a hard fork to enable "Confidential DeFi" on Beam. In the time of the DeFi boom, how will Beam's confidential… Read more »
  • Bored With Bitcoin? This BTC Price Level Is Key for a Big Breakout
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    The price of Bitcoin is consolidating below $9,300 but this isn’t necessarily bearish as a major breakout may be in the works. The price of Bitcoin (BTC), the top-ranked cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has been ranging between $8,600 and $10,500 since the halving. During the two-months’ sideways action, the market… Read more »
  • TV Review: Open Source Money on Discovery Science
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    “Open Source Money,” about the investigation of Dragonchain’s ICO, is both an intro to crypto and the current state of U.S. regulation. The concept of Vision Tree’s “Open Source Money” series was always an intriguing one. A documentary-cum-reality TV show following the trials and tribulations of Disney-incubated Dragonchain (DRGN) as… Read more »
  • Are You Independent Yet? Financial Self-Sovereignty and the Decentralized Exchange
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    “You own your money, but you have to be aware of the responsibilities of owning your own money. You have to be careful with that freedom.” Helicopter parents. They never let their kids out of sight. They fret at the possibility of any potential danger, striving to protect their snowflake… Read more »
  • Blockchain Welcomes All, but General Tech Industry Lacks in Diversity
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    Industry stakeholders say the crypto and blockchain space is becoming more racially diverse as the technology spreads across the world. Financial inclusion is often cited as a reason for the pursuit of crypto and blockchain innovation. With gatekeepers monopolizing the global financial scene, several disenfranchised demographics have seen themselves cut… Read more »
  • The Most Famous Financial Pyramids in the Crypto World
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    Crypto itself has only been around for a decade, and the space has already gained its top Ponzi scheme actors. Here are three of them. In addition to the obvious advantages in the form of anonymity, accessibility, ease of use and low cost of transactions, cryptocurrencies have some serious drawbacks… Read more »
  • The Most Malicious Ransomwares Demanding Crypto to Watch Out For
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    As tech advances, so too, do the malware attacks. Amid a pandemic, ransomwares are turning to privacy-centric coins to get away with crime. As interconnectivity turns the world into a global village, cyberattacks are expectedly on the rise. According to reports, the tail end of last year saw a spike… Read more »
  • Gemini Chose to Wade Regulation In New York, Weighs in on Conditional BitLicense
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    Gemini looks at regulation as a good thing, with the recently suggested conditional BitLicense as a move in the right direction. Last week, the New York State Department of Financial Services, or NYDFS, proposed changes around its state-wide BitLicense legal guidelines. Gemini, a crypto exchange calling New York home, sees… Read more »
  • Ransomware Targets Outdated Microsoft Excel Macros to Deploy Attacks
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    Avaddon ransomware is exploiting Excel 4.0 macros to deploy an attack against users. Microsoft Security Intelligence alerted users to a type of ransomware, called Avaddon, that uses Excel 4.0 macros to distribute malicious emails. These emails contain attachments which deploy an attack when opened in any version of Excel.Avaddon ransomware… Read more »