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ING Bank Is Bringing Bitcoin ‘Bulletproofs’ to Private Blockchains

ING’s blockchain team is testing privacy tech called "bulletproofs," the latest in a series of such experiments at the global bank.

Apr 15, 2019


India’s National Payments Corporation Wants to Build a Blockchain Solution

The bank consortium-owned organization supported by the central bank is seeking bids for the creation of a blockchain solution for digital payments.

Apr 15, 2019


Startup Raises $3.9 Million in Tokenized Equity on London Stock Exchange Platform

Blockchain startup 20|30 has raised £3 million in a sale of tokenized shares on a platform operated by the London Stock Exchange Group.

Apr 15, 2019


LedgerX Reveals Bid to Beat Bakkt to Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch

Crypto derivatives provider LedgerX plans to become the first U.S. firm to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts.

Apr 15, 2019


‘Satoshi’s Treasure’ Is a Global Puzzle With a $1 Million Bitcoin Prize

This treasure hunt is like a bitcoin version of "Ready Player One," with the first clues released via Blockstream's satellite.

Apr 15, 2019


Binance Delists Bitcoin SV

The cryptocurrency exchange Binance is officially removing Bitcoin SV (BSV) from its trading options, according to a company blog post.The delisting comes after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (aka CZ) threatened to delist the Bitcoin Cash fork coin in response to Craig S. Wright, the coin’s creator, threatening Lightning Torch prometheus Hodlonaut with a...

Apr 15, 2019


Electrum Servers Remain Under Sustained DoS Attack

Electrum servers are still under a sustained Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack. The wallet developers announced the issue on April 7, 2018.In correspondence with Bitcoin Magazine, Electrum developer Thomas Voegtlin speculated that the attack may be a form of retaliation from a phishing attacker who has been targeting Electrum in recent weeks. Since his...

Apr 14, 2019


Bitfinex Scraps Its $10,000 Minimum Balance Rule

Bitfinex is now open to every trader as the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange has removed its $10,000 minimum balance rule.Citing a rising demand from retail traders who couldn't trade on the platform due to the requirement, Bitfinex CEO Jean-Louis van der Velde said the platform is now ready for a “new wave of customer accounts,” according to a...

Apr 14, 2019


Bitstamp Receives New York BitLicense

Another digital asset platform has received approval to do business in New York.Bitstamp, one of the largest crypto exchange platforms in Europe, has been granted a virtual currency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). The exchange became the 19th firm approved to offer crypto-based services in the world's financial...

Apr 14, 2019


Understanding Bitcoin, the Demos: How to Become a Bitcoin Power User

The Understanding Bitcoin conference held in Malta from April 5 to April 7, 2019, was all about turning regular Bitcoin users into power users.Bitcoin hardware and software is often more configurable than people realize (or they do realize this but are unable to take advantage of it). Spread throughout the conference were 18 demos by leading Bitcoin...

Apr 14, 2019


Chinese Bitcoin Miners Suffer in Iran Despite Cheap Power

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng.Many Chinese cryptominers have migrated to places with cheap electricity and favorable policies as a result of the escalated government crackdown on cryptocurrency and its production process.With the rapid downfall of bitcoin prices in late 2018 and increasing electricity bills,...

Apr 14, 2019


Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London, Site’s Bitcoin Donations Spike

Julian Assange, co-founder of Wikileaks and early Bitcoin supporter, was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and faces extradition to the U.S. on conspiracy charges.Having spent the last seven years seeking asylum in the embassy, Assange has at last lost the support of the Ecuadorian government. He was arrested on April 11, 2019, for failing to...

Apr 14, 2019


Bittrex Goes on the Offensive After BitLicense Rejection

Bittrex, a United States–based cryptocurrency exchange platform, has issued a response to the recent setback in its plans to expand to New York.Yesterday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) rejected the exchange's BitLicense application, a requirement for offering crypto-based services to New Yorkers.NYDFS also published a letter...

Apr 14, 2019


Coinbase Introduces Debit Card Linked to Cryptocurrency Balances for U.K. Customers

Major U.S.-based crypto platform Coinbase has launched the Coinbase Card, a debit card that lets U.K. customers make purchases online and in-store using cryptocurrency.The new card will link the customers' crypto balances held on the Coinbase platform with their debit cards — converting crypto holdings into fiat currencies to complete each...

Apr 14, 2019


With Latest Partnership, Ledger Vault Offers a Fix to Crypto’s Custody Problem

Within the sphere of traditional finance, at least, crypto has a custody problem. The problem? Crypto is complicated, security is tricky and — if we’re being frank — the suits don’t know a bit from a byte (or a blockchain from a cloud server).In fact, you could rightly say that what makes crypto, well, crypto actually makes them nervous. Unlike settling...

Apr 14, 2019


Craig Wright Threatens Libel Suit In Letter to Bitcoiner, Demands Apology

Update April 12, 2019: A crowdfund has been launched to help cover Hodlonaut’s legal fees. If you would like to donate, you can find the website here. Less than 24 hours after its launch, the fundraiser has raised $15,500, more than 75 percent of its soft cap goal. You can also donate by purchasing Hodlonaut swag through the BITCOINTEL.PRO store.As...

Apr 14, 2019


Vidi, Vici, Satoshi: The Lightning Torch Has Reached Its Final Destination

The Lightning Torch, a Lightning Network payment that has been forwarded to bitcoiners around the world via Twitter, has run its course and reached its end in the charitable hands of Bitcoin Venezuela.It’s grown a lot since we last covered it in February. In fact, the term “Torch” doesn’t seem to do it justice anymore. At this point, it could rightly be...

Apr 14, 2019


Bitcoin Trader Sentenced to Two-Year Prison Term

Bitcoin trader Jacob Burrell Campos was sentenced on April 8, 2019, to serve a two-year prison sentence and to forfeit more than $800,000 “for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.”The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the conclusion of this case on its official website, claiming that Campos had already been in custody without...

Apr 14, 2019


As Supply Exceeds Demand, Mining Price War Ignites in Sichuan

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Chloe Jiang.The former director of Bitmain’s mining farm, a leading bitcoin mining operation, once said the wet season may not be as much of a boon for miners as many thought. As he expected, mining farms in Sichuan currently report that the supply of slots for mining equipment has far exceeded...

Apr 14, 2019


Bitcoin Price Analysis: Selling Pressure Leaves Macro Level Untested

Summary:The bullish market structure that we have established over the last couple of weeks remains intact, despite the strong round of selling that the bitcoin market saw a couple of days ago.The weekly 50 exponential moving average (EMA) is currently in the process of being tested but the market has been unable to close a weekly candle above it.The...

Apr 14, 2019


Tom Lee’s Bitcoin Misery Index Hits Highest Value Since 2016 in Possible Bull Signal

Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee revealed that his “Bitcoin Misery Index” has recently hit its highest figure since June 2016, in what he suggests could be a good or a ba...

Apr 14, 2019


Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis April 12

While fundamentals in the sector are improving, it still lacks the full-fledged involvement of institutional players.

Apr 14, 2019


Lightning Torch Reaches Final Destination, Over 0.4 BTC Donated to Humanitarian Aid

Charity-focused group Bitcoin Venezuela tweeted that the Lightning Torch had reached its final destination, with all accumulated Bitcoin donated to the organiza...

Apr 14, 2019


Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Considers Delisting BSV Because of Founder’s Behavior

Binace CEO, Changpeng Zhao, warned that he will delist Bitcoin Satoshi Vision if the creator of the altcoin, Craig Wright, does not change his behavior.

Apr 14, 2019


France Passes Bill to Allow Insurance Providers to Invest in Crypto and Tokens

The National Assembly of France passed a new bill allowing local insurance markets to invest in crypto.

Apr 14, 2019


Former Coinbase Exec Appointed Head of Sales and Marketing at Fidelity

Digital assets trading and custody platform Fidelity Digital Assets has named Christine Sandler, former head of institutional sales at Coinbase, the head of Sal...

Apr 14, 2019


Bitcoin SV Miners Saw Gross Losses of $2.2 Million Since Fork: BitMEX

A recent report estimated that Bitcoin SV miners have accumulated gross losses of $2.2 million.

Apr 14, 2019


Bitcoin Hovers Near $5,100 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses as Bitcoin hovers near the $5,100 mark.

Apr 14, 2019


Ethereum Core Developers Consider More Frequent and Smaller Hard Forks

Ethereum core developers are considering more frequent and smaller hard forks.

Apr 14, 2019


Institutional Investment in Bitcoin Futures Drops as Price Settles: CFTC

The overall institutional investment in Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange decreased this past week, according to CFTC data.

Apr 14, 2019


Young Africa Looks to Crypto for Payment

Lagos has an interest in crypto, but adoption is slow, with many only considering Bitcoin as an alternative means of receiving foreign payments.

Apr 14, 2019


Cryptocurrency Price Trends Could Signal End of Bear Market, Says Binance Research

An analysis of asset price correlation suggests last month marked a turning point in price trajectory.

Apr 14, 2019


Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BTC, EOS, METAHASH, ETH, TRX, ETC

Will the bears now sink the price back to the lows, or will the major cryptocurrencies form a higher low?

Apr 14, 2019


Bitcoin Hovers Near $5,100 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day as Bitcoin hovers near the $5,100 mark.

Apr 14, 2019


Mauritius Financial Regulator Issues Guidelines on Security Token Offerings

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission has issued a guidance note concerning security token offerings.

Apr 14, 2019


New York Denies Bittrex BitLicense Application Citing Inadequate Compliance

The New York Department of Financial Services has denied Bittrex’s application for a BitLicense.

Apr 14, 2019


Industry Players Criticize Initial Exchange Offerings as Alternative to ICOs: Bloomberg

A host of crypto industry critics have weighed in on the potential drawbacks of so-dubbed initial exchange offerings.

Apr 14, 2019


Binance Partners With Blockchain Analytics Company CipherTrace to Enhance AML

The world’s third-top cryptocurrency exchange by adjusted volume has partnered with blockchain analytics company CipherTrace.

Apr 14, 2019


Cryptos Struggle With Mass Adoption in Pakistan

Pakistan’s government is working to bring the nation into the crypto sector.

Apr 14, 2019


Will China Ban Crypto Mining?

Chinese government is considering the elimination of crypto mining.

Apr 14, 2019


Goldman Sachs CEO Refutes Bank Ever Had Plans to Open Crypto Trading Desk

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon has refuted that the bank ever had any plans to open a crypto trading desk.

Apr 14, 2019


Libertarian Think Tank Criticizes US SEC’s Approach to Crypto and Blockchain

A fellow at a libertarian think tank has criticized the U.S. SEC for stretching regulations in an attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies.

Apr 14, 2019


Digital Asset Partners With Cloud Software Giant VMware

Digital Asset has partnered with cloud computing giant VMware.

Apr 14, 2019


ICC to Support Blockchain Adoption Among Its 45 Million Member Businesses

Perlin will assist the world’s largest business organization to get to grips with the technology’s potential applications.

Apr 14, 2019


Blockchain-Powered Job Marketplace Platform to Migrate 700K User Profiles to Eos

Blockchain-powered freelancers marketplace Moonlighting is set to migrate its 700,000 user accounts to Eos developer Block.one’s Eos.io protocol.

Apr 14, 2019


Chainalysis Urges FATF to Rethink Data Demands on Crypto Exchanges

The FATF has required what the company calls “onerous” reporting and record-keeping of exchanges.

Apr 14, 2019


Coinbase Loses 3 Senior Executives in 6 Months as Dan Romero Quits Position

Dan Romero, who held various positions at Coinbase, is stepping down after five years.

Apr 14, 2019


Facebook, Twitter and Telegram: A New Crypto Paradigm or a Glorified Voucher Program?

Facebook and Telegram’s launch of coins will be more of a game changer for social media and banking than for crypto.

Apr 14, 2019


Japan: Resona Bank Ends Partnership With Ripple-Based Payment App MoneyTap

Major Japanese bank Resona withdrew from Ripple-powered blockchain payment project MoneyTap without specifying the reasons.

Apr 14, 2019


Binance Labs Grants $45,000 to Three Open-Source Projects

Binance Labs has invested $45,000 in three different open-source projects, including Ironbelly, HOPR, and Kitsune Wallet.

Apr 14, 2019


Blockchain Use in Finance Still Faces Major Challenges: Chinese Researcher

A Chinese blockchain researcher said that privacy, operability, and enterprise integration are major obstacles to the use of blockchain in finance.

Apr 14, 2019


VR Firm Magic Leap Seeks Blockchain Engineers for User Data

VR startup Magic Leap is seeking blockchain engineers for its Lifestream business function.

Apr 14, 2019


Indian Banks Consider Promoting Blockchain Tech Use for Payments

Major Indian banks plan to focus on blockchain tech implementation to increase digital transaction quality.

Apr 14, 2019


IMF and World Bank Launch Quasi-Cryptocurrency in Exploration of Blockchain Tech

The IMF and the World Bank have launched a private blockchain and a quasi-coin to learn more about the technology.

Apr 14, 2019


Bloomberg: SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers

The U.S. SEC reportedly encouraged some funds to change their ETF descriptions.

Apr 14, 2019


Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Use Samsung's Nexledger Blockchain: Local Media

Samsung SDS reportedly will work with Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra in an attempt to enter the overseas blockchain market.

Apr 14, 2019


Binance Partners With CipherTrace in Latest Compliance Push

Binance is partnering with the blockchain analytics firm CipherTrace to beef up its anti-money laundering procedures.

Apr 14, 2019


‘Crypto Stripe’ Flexa Raises $14 Million So You Can Buy Coffee With Bitcoin

Payments startup Flexa is using funds from a private token sale to make shopping with bitcoin at brick-and-mortar stores a reality.

Apr 14, 2019


21 US Lawmakers Urge IRS (Again) to Clarify Crypto Tax Rules

With the U.S. deadline to file taxes days away, 21 lawmakers have again urged the IRS to provide clarity on crypto.

Apr 14, 2019


Crypto Exchange Bithumb Posts $180 Million Loss for 2018

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has posted a net loss of 205.5 billion won ($180 million) for 2018.

Apr 14, 2019


Trade Organization ICC Eyes Blockchain Adoption for Its 45 Million Members

The world's biggest business organization is making blockchain available to its many members including Amazon, Coca Cola, McDonald's and PayPal.

Apr 14, 2019


Blockchain Startup Horizen Labs Doubles Target to Raise $4 Million

Just-launched sidechains startup Horizen Labs has raised $4 million in a seed funding round – twice what it had initially planned.

Apr 14, 2019


‘Onerous’ FATF Recommendations Harmful for Crypto Transparency: Chainalysis

The international watchdog's draft recommendation for KYC compliance are unrealistic and may be harmful to the crypto industry, says Chainalysis.

Apr 14, 2019


Japanese Bank Abandons Work With SBI Ripple’s ‘Money Tap’ App

Resona, one of three Japanese banks working with SBI Holdings and Ripple on their blockchain app Money Tap, is pulling out of the project.

Apr 14, 2019


Coinbase Exec Dan Romero Leaving Crypto Exchange After 5 Years

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is losing another executive – this time its vice president for international business, Dan Romero.

Apr 14, 2019


Binance Labs Grants $45,000 to 3 Open-Source Blockchain Startups

Binance Labs has awarded grants of $15,000 each to three startups developing open-source blockchain technologies.

Apr 14, 2019


Facebook Said to Be Seeking $1 Billion in Funding for Crypto Project

Social media giant Facebook may be seeking a billion bucks in VC investment for its cryptocurrency project, an NYT reporter says.

Apr 10, 2019


Hold-It-Yourself Crypto Exchange LGO to Roll Out Hardware Wallet in Q2

Non-custodial exchange LGO Markets has built its own hardware storage device and will also offer multi-signature wallets through BitGo.

Apr 10, 2019


Gibraltar Stock Exchange Now Allows Listing of Tokenized Securities

The Gibraltar Stock Exchange is allowing financial firms to list blockchain-based securities on its GSX Global Market platform.

Apr 10, 2019


Bitstamp Granted BitLicense, Will Expand Crypto Services in US

Europe-based crypto exchange Bitstamp has just received New York's 19th BitLicense, allowing it to offer five crypto trading pairs in the state.

Apr 10, 2019


Bitfinex Drops Minimum Balance to Trade on Crypto Exchange

Bitfinex has removed its $10,000 minimum equity requirement to start trading on the cryptocurrency exchange.

Apr 10, 2019


Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Exempt Crypto Tokens From US Securities Laws

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson reintroduced the Token Taxonomy Act Tuesday, seeking to exempt certain cryptocurrencies from securities laws.

Apr 10, 2019


$60 Million and Rising: China’s Crypto Funds Try Lending to Beat Bear Market

Investors such as Bixin Capital, FBG Capital and Dong Zhao’s DGroup have been lending tens of millions of dollars in crypto since the fall.

Apr 10, 2019


Mauritius Issues Regulatory Guidance on Security Token Offerings

The Mauritius Financial Services Commission has clarified the rules applying to projects launching security token offerings.

Apr 10, 2019


Institutional Bitcoin Trading Volumes See Fourth Month of Growth, Diar Reports

Trading of institutional Bitcoin investment products are rising against U.S.-based crypto exchanges as a percentage of total trading volume.

Apr 10, 2019


Coordinator for Largest Group of Mt. Gox Creditors Leaves Post, Sells His Claim

The founder and coordinator of the largest group of creditors of collapsed BTC exchange Mt. Gox has quit his post and sold his claim.

Apr 10, 2019


Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Removes $10k Minimum Equity Requirement

Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange based out of Hong Kong, announced that it removed the minimum equity for its users.

Apr 10, 2019


2% of Russians Claim to Have Invested in Bitcoin to Date: National Polling Institution

VTsIOM, the oldest polling institution in Russia, revealed 65% of Russians consider a purchase of Bitcoin as a bad investment.

Apr 10, 2019


Bitcoin and Ethereum Show New Momentum After 20% Gain, Is a New Rally in the Works?

As Bitcoin recovered to over $5,200, the crypto market has found new momentum, pushing others like Ethereum to recover.

Apr 10, 2019


Bank Frick Launches BTC-ETH Tracker Along With Partner Bitcoin Suisse

Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick and Bitcoin Suisse jointly issued an active Bitcoin-Ethereum tracker.

Apr 10, 2019


Bitcoin Approaches $5,300 as US Stocks See Growth

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight to moderate gains as Bitcoin approaches the $5,300 mark.

Apr 10, 2019


US Subsidiary of EU Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Seals BitLicense From New York Regulator

The U.S. subsidiary of major European crypto exchange Bitstamp has been granted a virtual currency BitLicense.

Apr 10, 2019


Michigan House of Representatives Votes to Include Cryptocurrencies in Criminal Laws

Michigan lawmakers have passed a bill that would include cryptocurrency in criminal laws regarding illegal actions for financial gain.

Apr 10, 2019


SEC Chairman Flags Crypto as Continued Regulatory Focus in Latest Speech

Jay Clayton drew attention to the ongoing engagement with the crypto space and enforcement of existing legislation.

Apr 10, 2019


Texas Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Crypto Investment Firm FxBitGlobe

The Texas State Securities Board issued an emergency cease and desist order to cryptocurrency and foreign currency trading platform FxBitGlobe.

Apr 10, 2019


Japanese Regulator FSA Hears Arguments for not Calling Bitcoin a Virtual Currency

Minutes of a meeting held last month reveal discord over Bitcoin’s ultimate status for the Japanese regulator.

Apr 10, 2019


BitGo Provides Custody and Wallets to Digital Asset Trading Platform LGO Markets

Blockchain security firm BitGo will provide its custody and multi-signature wallets to a newly launched digital asset trading platform.

Apr 10, 2019


Gibraltar Stock Exchange Launches Listings of Blockchain-Based Securities

Gibraltar Stock Exchange has launched listings of blockchain-powered securities on the GSX Global Market.

Apr 10, 2019


‘Intelligent Trading’: Crypto Platform Offering Intuitive Tools Teams Up With Binance

A crypto platform offering intuitive trading tools has unveiled a collaboration with Binance, the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world.

Apr 10, 2019


Blockchain Adoption Is Not a Priority for Finance Executives, KPMG Poll Shows

Major tax and finance executives stated that blockchain adoption is not a high priority in their companies, according to a poll by KPMG.

Apr 10, 2019


Major Web Browser Firefox by Mozilla Now Blocks Web-Based Cryptojacking

Major open-source browser Mozilla Firefox announced new protections against crypto mining attacks in its new browser versions.

Apr 10, 2019


US Legislators Reintroduce Token Taxonomy Act to Exclude Crypto From Securities Laws

American congressmen have reintroduced the Token Taxonomy Act that would exclude crypto from being classified as a security.

Apr 10, 2019


Securitize Launches Token Compliance Program

Securitize has launched a token compliance program for issuing security tokens.

Apr 10, 2019


Blockchain Firm Digital Asset and ISDA Eye Smart Contract Use in Derivatives Trading

Blockchain firm Digital Asset is collaborating with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association to create a tool that supports the use of smart contract...

Apr 10, 2019


New President of Crypto Valley Association: “We Need to Bring the Capital Back Into the Valley”

How Crypto Valley Association is cleaning up its reputation and will promote blockchain technology.

Apr 10, 2019


Blockchain Prediction Platform Augur to Launch Stablecoin DAI-Denominated Markets

Blockchain-powered event betting platform Augur has launched support for MakerDAO’s DAI stablecoin as part of an unfolding wide-ranging upgrade to its platform....

Apr 10, 2019


Top-Subscribed YouTuber PewDiePie Partners With Blockchain Livestreaming Platform

PewDiePie, the person behind YouTube’s most popular channel with over 93 million followers, will start monetizing his streaming via blockchain as of April 14.

Apr 10, 2019


Blockchain Ecosystem Offers $1.5 Million DApp Development Fund, Tech Support and Marketing

A blockchain ecosystem has launched a $1.5 million DApp funding program to encourage developers to build compelling applications on its platform.

Apr 10, 2019


EU Blockchain Observatory Releases Report on Tokenization, AI and IoT

The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum released a report entitled “Tokenization of physical assets and the impact of IoT and AI.”

Apr 10, 2019


New US ‘Digital Taxonomy’ Bill to Allocate $25 Million Annually to Prevent Crypto Crime

The new U.S. bill from Rep. Darren Soto offers to allocate $25 million to the FTC from 2020 to 2024 to prevent crypto crimes.

Apr 10, 2019