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September 24, 2018
Argentina Warms Up to Bitcoin in the Midst of an Economic Crisis

Argentina Warms Up to Bitcoin in the Midst of an Economic Crisis

Despite being one of the most powerful nations in Latin America, Argentina is currently mired in an economic crisis that has deeply affected its national currency, the peso, which has lost more than 50 percent of its value since April. Uncertainty over the future of the Argentinian peso has sparked […]
September 20, 2018
Good Fundamental News for the Cryptocurrency Market | Crypto Coins Growth

Good Fundamental News for the Cryptocurrency Market

Ever since the first wave of major digital currency exchanges began doing business a few years ago, technical analysis has dominated the decision-making process of traders when they take market positions. High volatility in the cryptocurrency market explains why many traders prefer technical analysis; in recent months, however, fundamentals have […]
September 18, 2018
It's Not Just Bitcoin: Ethereum Could Also Rally This Year | Cryptocurrency Trends

It’s Not Just Bitcoin: Ethereum Could Also Rally This Year

Cryptocurrency traders are feeling bullish in September, and their minds are not solely focused on Bitcoin. After more than three weeks of losing significant value, rival digital currency Ethereum surged by 25 percent over a 48-hour period in mid-September, prompting some analysts to forecast a solid recovery this year. The […]
September 12, 2018
Bitcoin Recovers in the Midst of a Bear Market | Cryptocurrency Markets

Bitcoin Recovers in the Midst of a Bear Market

After a major downturn in the price of Bitcoin earlier this month, the world’s leading cryptocurrency posted a 4 percent gain in less than 24 hours. As of September 9, Bitcoin was trading at a value of $6,450 even as some analysts had predicted a vertiginous drop towards the $5,000 […]
September 10, 2018
South African Ethereum Project Earns Global Banking Award

South African Ethereum Project Earns Global Banking Award

Central Banking, a global consortium that deals with matters related to national currencies and monetary policy, has recognized the efforts of the South Africa Reserve Bank in implementing blockchain solutions. The sovereign bank received the 2018 Financial Technology Innovation for Project Khoka, which was developed to process interbank payments and […]
September 6, 2018
New Patent Gives Hope to Cryptocurrency Retail Payments | Crypto Coins

New Patent Gives Hope to Cryptocurrency Retail Payments

An interesting patent secured by a major innovator in the field of merchant payment processing should be of great interest to cryptocurrency investors. Square, the tech startup founded by one of Twitter’s core developers, has been granted a patent to develop a payment system that will allow business owners to […]
September 3, 2018
Final Week of August Turns Bullish for Bitcoin | Cryptocurrency Growth

Final Week of August Turns Bullish for Bitcoin

While millions of Americans were getting ready to enjoy their long Labor Day weekend, Bitcoin traders were relishing a two-week bull run that pushed the world’s most valuable currency past $7,000. The highest BTC price for August 2018 was reached on August 29 at $7,124, and this represented a gain […]
August 30, 2018
Bitcoin Investors Wait for Signs of Potential Rally Action | Crypto Coins

Bitcoin Investors Wait for Signs of Potential Rally Action

From Lamborghini auctions to CNBC tweets and interest from institutional investors: these are some of the signs that Bitcoin traders are keeping an eye on to determine when the world’s most valuable digital currency will once again enter rally mode. News of Cryptocurrency Trends Spreads in New Ways News stories […]
August 28, 2018
Satoshi Nakamoto Remains a Bitcoin Mystery After All These Years

Satoshi Nakamoto Remains a Bitcoin Mystery After All These Years

Nearly a decade has passed since the world first learned about Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin whose identity has been shrouded in mystery ever since. Quite a few research and investigative efforts over the years have failed to establish Nakamoto’s identity; the most infamous effort conducted by Newsweek […]
August 23, 2018
Ethereum Co-Founder Likes Bitcoin Cash for Retail Purchases

Ethereum Co-Founder Likes Bitcoin Cash for Retail Purchases

Vitalik Buterin, one of the prominent founders of the Ethereum blockchain, would like to see a future in which Bitcoin Cash can be used to make payments at convenience stores. During a recent conference in San Francisco, Buterin was giving his opinion on the direction that cryptocurrencies should be taking, […]
August 21, 2018
Ranking Cryptocurrencies By Functionality | Crypto Coin Growth

Ranking Cryptocurrencies By Functionality

At a time when the cryptocurrency markets are going through a bearish period of correction, analysts are taking a hard look at what the future may bring for this sector. According to a recent report published by British newspaper The Independent, only 40 percent of the top 100 digital currencies […]
August 16, 2018
Technical Traders Wait for Cryptocurrency Buying Indicators

Technical Traders Wait for Cryptocurrency Buying Indicators

Bitcoin and Ethereum, the two leading coins in the global cryptocurrency exchanges, have suffered major losses in recent days, and traders who follow technical analysis are now waiting for the right signals to jump back into the market. Going into the second weekend of August, the cryptocurrency market lost nearly […]
August 15, 2018

Report: Over $2 Million Lost to Crypto Scams in Second Quarter of 2018

Cybersecurity and antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs found that, in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2 million through crypto scams. A recent report from Russia-based antivirus and cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs states that in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2.3 million dollars via crypto scams. The report, entitled “Spam and phishing in Q2 2018,” notes so-called “crypto giveaways” as a pervasive example of phishing, wherein cybercriminals dupe indivi..
August 15, 2018

Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator launches new division in China, announcing former Baidu COO and blockchain bull Qi Lu as its Founding CEO. The Ex-COO of ‘Chinese Google’ Baidu and blockchain bull Qi Lu has joined Y Combinator (YC) to run the company’s new China-based division, according to a blog post August 14. Y Combinator –– the major Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurial accelerator that funded such startups as Dropbox, Airbnb, Coinbase, Reddit, among others –– announced that is has official..
August 15, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, August 15

With the panic set in the cryptocurrency markets, the best move right now may actually be to buy - what do the charts say? 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 trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Panic has set in the cryptocurrency markets as investors dump their holdings at ..
August 15, 2018

Bank of Montreal, Teachers’ Pension Fund Trial Canadian Dollar Debt Deal via Blockchain

In a national currency first, the Bank of Montreal and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have reportedly trial a Canadian-dollar debt deal over blockchain. The Bank of Montreal and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have tested a Canadian-dollar debt deal using blockchain, Bloomberg reports August 15. In the pilot transaction, the bank is said to have sold $250 million Canadian dollars (around $190 million) of one-year floating rate deposit notes to the teachers’ pension fund, implementing blockchain..
August 15, 2018

Citrix Survey: More Than Half of UK Companies Hit by Cryptojacking Malware at Some Point

Fifty nine percent of U.K. companies have been hit by cryptojacking attacks at some point, with 80 percent of those cases taking place in the past 6 months, survey shows. As much as 59 percent of U.K. companies have been affected by cryptojacking malware at some point. Roughly half of those cases took place in the previous month, news outlet Internet of Business reports August 15, citing a research commissioned by Citrix. According to Internet of Business, the research, commissioned by softwar..
August 15, 2018

US National Insurance Advisory AAIS Introduces IBM Blockchain-Based Reporting Tool

The American Association of Insurance Services has introduced openIDL, an insurance reporting tool based on IBM’s blockchain. Privately held insurance advisory American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has introduced its blockchain-based insurance database and reporting tool, according to an announcement video posted August 15. The platform, dubbed Insurance Data Link (openIDL), is based on IBM's enterprise blockchain solution, using Hyperledger Fabric. The platform intends to red..
August 15, 2018

Investor Files Lawsuit Against AT&T Over Hack That Allegedly Lost Him $24 Mln in Crypto

An U.S. investor has filed a $224 million lawsuit against telecoms giant AT&T over alleged negligence that he claims caused him to lose $24 million in crypto. An U.S. investor has filed a $224 million lawsuit against telecoms giant AT&T over alleged negligence that he claims caused him to lose $24 million in crypto, CNBC reports August 15. Plaintiff Michael Terpin has reportedly filed a 69-page complaint with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against his erstwhile telecoms provider, alleg..
August 15, 2018

Bitcoin Illegal: Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (المملكة العربية السعودية) regulators issued a statement this week through its monetary authority. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are illegal in the country. Citing “negative consequences” and “high risk,” the government believes it must protect subjects from themselves. Also read: Report: 15,000 Twitter Crypto Scam Giveaway Bots Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority Pronounces Bitcoin Illegal Dated 8 August 2018, مؤسسة النقد العربي السعودي, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Aut..
August 15, 2018

Report: Over $2 Million Lost to Crypto Scams in Second Quarter of 2018

Cybersecurity and antivirus firm Kaspersky Labs found that, in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2 million through crypto scams. A recent report from Russia-based antivirus and cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs states that in the second quarter of 2018, cybercriminals stole over $2.3 million dollars via crypto scams. The report, entitled “Spam and phishing in Q2 2018,” notes so-called “crypto giveaways” as a pervasive example of phishing, wherein cybercriminals dupe indivi..
August 15, 2018

Y Combinator Reveals Ex-Baidu Blockchain Bull Qi Lu as CEO of New China Division

Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator launches new division in China, announcing former Baidu COO and blockchain bull Qi Lu as its Founding CEO. The Ex-COO of ‘Chinese Google’ Baidu and blockchain bull Qi Lu has joined Y Combinator (YC) to run the company’s new China-based division, according to a blog post August 14. Y Combinator –– the major Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurial accelerator that funded such startups as Dropbox, Airbnb, Coinbase, Reddit, among others –– announced that is has official..
August 15, 2018

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, IOTA: Price Analysis, August 15

With the panic set in the cryptocurrency markets, the best move right now may actually be to buy - what do the charts say? 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 trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Panic has set in the cryptocurrency markets as investors dump their holdings at ..
August 15, 2018

Bank of Montreal, Teachers’ Pension Fund Trial Canadian Dollar Debt Deal via Blockchain

In a national currency first, the Bank of Montreal and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have reportedly trial a Canadian-dollar debt deal over blockchain. The Bank of Montreal and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have tested a Canadian-dollar debt deal using blockchain, Bloomberg reports August 15. In the pilot transaction, the bank is said to have sold $250 million Canadian dollars (around $190 million) of one-year floating rate deposit notes to the teachers’ pension fund, implementing blockchain..
August 15, 2018

Citrix Survey: More Than Half of UK Companies Hit by Cryptojacking Malware at Some Point

Fifty nine percent of U.K. companies have been hit by cryptojacking attacks at some point, with 80 percent of those cases taking place in the past 6 months, survey shows. As much as 59 percent of U.K. companies have been affected by cryptojacking malware at some point. Roughly half of those cases took place in the previous month, news outlet Internet of Business reports August 15, citing a research commissioned by Citrix. According to Internet of Business, the research, commissioned by softwar..
August 15, 2018

US National Insurance Advisory AAIS Introduces IBM Blockchain-Based Reporting Tool

The American Association of Insurance Services has introduced openIDL, an insurance reporting tool based on IBM’s blockchain. Privately held insurance advisory American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS) has introduced its blockchain-based insurance database and reporting tool, according to an announcement video posted August 15. The platform, dubbed Insurance Data Link (openIDL), is based on IBM's enterprise blockchain solution, using Hyperledger Fabric. The platform intends to red..
August 15, 2018

Investor Files Lawsuit Against AT&T Over Hack That Allegedly Lost Him $24 Mln in Crypto

An U.S. investor has filed a $224 million lawsuit against telecoms giant AT&T over alleged negligence that he claims caused him to lose $24 million in crypto. An U.S. investor has filed a $224 million lawsuit against telecoms giant AT&T over alleged negligence that he claims caused him to lose $24 million in crypto, CNBC reports August 15. Plaintiff Michael Terpin has reportedly filed a 69-page complaint with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against his erstwhile telecoms provider, alleg..
August 15, 2018

Reality Shares Will Join Increasingly Crowded Bitcoin Hedge Fund Arena, Says Source

An anonymous source says blockchain ETF operator Reality Shares wants to launch a Bitcoin hedge fund. California-based asset manager Reality Shares has become the latest competitor in the Bitcoin hedge fund space, an anonymous source told Business Insider August 15. Reality Shares, which became known in the cryptocurrency space this year after launching the first Chinese blockchain ETF in June, has reportedly already attracted $25 million for the fund. Capped at $100 million, the multi-strate..
August 15, 2018

Japan’s Messaging Giant LINE Sets Up $10 Million Hong Kong Blockchain Venture Fund

Major Japanese messaging app LINE has announced its move into blockchain startup funding with a Hong Kong-based venture fund run through a subsidiary. Japanese social messaging app LINE announced the creation of a $10 million blockchain venture fund Wednesday, August 15, as part of its expansion into the cryptocurrency market. Launched via Hong Kong-based subsidiary unblock corp., the fund contains funds from fellow LINE sister outfit LVC Corporation. “Additionally, unblock ventures’ token fu..
August 15, 2018

Venezuela to Use Petro as Unit of Account for Salaries, Goods and Services

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced that the Petro will be used as a unit of account in the country. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced that the national oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro, will be used as a unit of account within the country, news outlet ABC International reported August 14. Nicolás Maduro reportedly announced in a television address, that the state oil company PDVSA will use the Petro as a unit of account. Additionally, the government will intr..
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