BlockChain

  • TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Announced a Mobile Payment Blockchain
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    Blockchain platform TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank announced a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier blockchain telecommunications payments platform. Blockchain platform TBCASoft, technology behemoth IBM and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced on Oct. 22 a collaboration to adopt a cross-carrier telecommunications blockchain payment solution.New cross-carrier systemPer the release, the partnership aims to allow… Read more »
  • Crypto Markets Turn Red, With BTC Price Stuck Below $8,100
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    Cryptocurrency markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin price is struggling below the $8,100 mark. Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Crypto markets are mostly showing red candlesticks, while Bitcoin (BTC) fails to impress with a sudden drop below the $8,100 price point.Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360Bitcoin was trading above… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Suisse Acquires $3M Share of Trade Intelligence Firm CoinRouts
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    Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software. Swiss crypto broker Bitcoin Suisse has purchased a minority stake of CoinRoutes Inc., a provider of pan-exchange smart order routing and algorithmic trading software.The investment and… Read more »
  • Binance CEO CZ: Putin Is The Most Influential Person In Blockchain
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    Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao considers Russian President Vladimir Putin the most influential person in the blockchain space. Changpeng Zhao, CEO of major cryptocurrency exchange Binance, named Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person in the blockchain industry.Cooperation with the Russian gov’tOn Oct. 22, in an article on RBC… Read more »
  • US Congress Considers A Draft Bill Claiming Stablecoins Are Securities
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    A draft bill has surfaced in U.S. Congress that claims that all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities. United States Congress is considering a draft bill that claims all managed stablecoins must be seen as investment contracts and therefore as securities.Libra in the United… Read more »
  • FATF’s Regulations to Push Criminals to Privacy Coins: CipherTrace CEO
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    95% of criminal activity in crypto accounts for Bitcoin and Ether due to their brand name and ease of use, CipherTrace’s CEO says. The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) crypto regulations will trigger a shift of criminal activity from Bitcoin (BTC) to privacy coins, it has been claimed.Criminals mostly use… Read more »
  • Overstock’s VC Arm Joins $31M Funding Round For Silicon Valley Fintech
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    Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures joins $31 million funding round for California-based software company in the financial industry. Overstock’s venture capital arm Medici Ventures has invested in PeerNova, a startup that develops blockchain-based solutions for financial institutions to synchronize their data across multiple systems.In an Oct. 22 news release, PeerNova… Read more »
  • Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Not Launch Libra Without US Approval
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell Congress that Libra will not launch anywhere in the world until U.S. regulators approve it. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social media giant Facebook, plans to tell United States Congress that Libra will not launch anywhere in the world until U.S. regulators approve… Read more »
  • Pomp’s Morgan Creek Raises $61M For Blockchain Fund, Targets $250M
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    Morgan Creek Digital has raised $61 million for second blockchain fund, with the ultimate goal of raising $250 million. Morgan Creek Digital has raised over $61 million for a blockchain fund to explore opportunities using distributed ledgers.On Oct. 18, the cryptocurrency asset management firm Morgan Creek submitted a filing for… Read more »
  • Fraudulent Transactions in Crypto, Explained
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    Crypto worth billions upon billions of dollars has been lost to fraud. But what are the most common scams, and can they be stopped? How can payment fraud be avoided?Introducing better verification measures can go a long way to protecting consumers.Amazon and eBay are often held up as good examples… Read more »
  • Yale Prof and Goldman Sachs Veteran Design DLT-Based Facebook Rival
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    Mirror Worlds creator David Gelernter and 19-year Goldman Sachs veteran Rob Rosenthal team up for a new social network. A Yale professor and Goldman Sachs veteran are planning to complete a new project of a blockchain-based Facebook rival in 2020.Returning control of data to usersDavid Gelernter, a Yale’s professor of… Read more »
  • Germany Warns of Privacy Token Usage in Money Laundering and Terrorism
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    The German Federal Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns about using privacy tokens due to their association with criminal activities and difficulties to track them down. The German Federal Ministry of Finance has expressed concerns about rising use of privacy tokens due to their association with criminal activities and difficulties… Read more »
  • Ripple Adds Four Members to Regulatory Team, Joins Blockchain Association
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    San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced four new appointments to its global regulatory team. San Francisco-based blockchain startup Ripple has announced three new appointments to its global regulatory team and that the company will be joining the Blockchain Association.Per an Oct. 22 blog post, Ripple has onboarded four new… Read more »
  • Rep. Warren Davidson: You Have to Defend Money to Defend Freedom
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    Author of the Token Taxonomy Act and member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Rep. Davidson speaks with Cointelegraph ahead of Zuckerberg hearing. In an interview with Cointelegraph on Friday, Oct. 18, United States Representative Warren Davidson gave his thoughts on the Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) flawed approach to… Read more »
  • Kik Messenger Saved From the Verge of Shutdown
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    Kik almost went to the verge of shutting down because of its lawsuit with the SEC. A buyout from MediaLab saved it. On Oct. 13, Canadian social media and messaging app Kik revealed it’s “here to stay.” This was an apparent reversal from what the company's CEO, Ted Livingston, said… Read more »
  • ‘No Borders’ — Alistair Milne Sends Bitcoin Instead of $2.6K Gold Bar
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    Following a giveaway announcement in September, Alistair Milne gives away Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 Denarium gold bar. Bitcoin (BTC) investor Alistair Milne was eventually forced to send Bitcoin instead of a $2,600 gold bar as part of his recent giveaway.Following a giveaway announcement on Sept. 19, Milne has revealed… Read more »
  • Adam Back: Creating Altcoins More Attractive Than Building on Bitcoin
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    Bitcoin technology pioneer Adam Back explained that there’s a greater financial incentive to creating altcoins compared to building on Bitcoin. Bitcoin (BTC) technology pioneer Adam Back explained at the Transylvania Crypto Conference that there’s a greater financial incentive to creating altcoins compared to building on Bitcoin.Forbes reported Back’s remarks on… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Price Turns Boring Again as Traders Consider Chances of $8.5K
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    Limited movement on markets sees BTC keep support above $8K but resistance higher up remains conspicuous. Bitcoin price (BTC) continued its rangebound trading on Oct. 22 after failing to crack resistance at $8,300.Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360Bitcoin shows little sign of major shiftData from Coin360 showed broadly sideways activity… Read more »
  • Banks May Cut Ties With Facebook if Libra Is Launched: ING CEO
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    Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers. Banks may be bound to stop working with social media giant Facebook if the firm launches its Libra stablecoin, according to ING CEO Ralph Hamers.Bank… Read more »
  • New Research: Energy DLT Apps’ CAGR to Surge 67% Over the Next Decade
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    Global blockchain apps to generate $19 billion in cumulative revenue over the next decade, hitting an annual market size of $7.7 billion in 2028. Energy blockchain applications are expected to see a 67% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next ten years, according to new research.Annual market size to… Read more »
  • Bank of Cambodia: We’ll Allow More Control With Blockchain Payments
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    Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia Serey Chea said that blockchain payments will enable greater financial control and remittance efficiency. Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia Serey Chea said that blockchain payments will enable greater financial control and remittance efficiency in an interview with CNBC published… Read more »
  • UK Gov’t: FCA Will Make Final Decision on Banning Crypto Derivatives
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    The U.K. government has stressed that is up to regulators, not the executive, to decide on a proposed ban on certain crypto derivatives for retail investors. The government of the United Kingdom has stressed that is up to regulators, not the executive, to decide whether to press ahead with a… Read more »
  • Crypto App Revolut Confirms MasterCard on Board for 2019 US Expansion
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    The banking app will begin serving U.S. customers before the beginning of next year, it says. Cryptocurrency-friendly internet banking app Revolut plans to launch in the United States later this year, the company has confirmed.MasterCard joins Visa support for RevolutIn a press release on Oct. 22, Revolut said its expanding… Read more »
  • Silk Road Prosecutor: 99.9% of Fiat Money Laundering Goes Unprosecuted
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    The prosecutor for the Silk Road case says that the fiat-dominated financial system is inept at tackling the very thing it purports to worry about when it comes to Bitcoin. Kathryn Haun — a general partner at Andreesen Horowitz and the Justice Department's prosecutor for the infamous Silk Road case… Read more »
  • Bitcoin Futures: Institutional Long Positions Value Doubled in October
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    A fresh uptick in Bitcoin interest among institutional investors has gone some way to reversing a dramatic fall in the second half of September. One class of investors has more than doubled the value of the long positions it holds in Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts this month. Institutions settle in for… Read more »
  • Casa Unveils New Solution to ‘What Happens to My Bitcoin When I Die?
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    New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released a new security protocol and service focused on helping people address the question of Bitcoin inheritance. New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released a new security protocol and service focused on helping people address the question of Bitcoin (BTC) inheritance.The new… Read more »
  • Cryptosteel Launches Physical Device for Private Key Backup Protection
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    Cryptosteel has launched its Cryptosteel Capsule, a physical backup device for the offline storage of Bitcoin private keys, passwords and wallet recovery seeds. Cryptosteel has launched its Cryptosteel Capsule, a physical backup device for the offline storage of private keys, passwords, and wallet recovery seeds.The company announced the official launch… Read more »
  • Opera Becomes First Major Browser to Enable Direct Bitcoin Payments
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    Web browser Opera now supports payments with Bitcoin directly inside the browser. Web browser Opera now allows making payments with Bitcoin (BTC) directly inside the browser.The company announced the news in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 21, detailing that Opera’s 350 million users can now send and… Read more »
  • China’s Cyberspace Watchdog Approves 309 More Blockchain Services
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    The Cyberspace Administration of China adds 309 more companies to its list of registered blockchain service providers. The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s central Internet regulator, censor, oversight and control agency, has published its second list of registered blockchain service providers.The new batch comprises 309 companies that are representatives… Read more »
  • Top-20 Coins Trade Sideways, Bitcoin Trades Around $8,200
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    After turning green earlier in the day, cryptocurrency markets have been trading sideways, with Bitcoin continuing trading around $8,200. Monday, Oct. 21 —  After turning green earlier in the day, cryptocurrency markets have been trading sideways, with Bitcoin (BTC) continuing to hover around $8,200, according to the data from Coin360.Cryptocurrency… Read more »