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Cointelegraph Moderates First Crypto Media Gathering at BlockShow Asia 2019

BlockShow The pace of the crypto market’s expansion would have been much slower without the contribution of dedicated media outlets. Google searches for terms like “Bitcoin” and “blockchain” skyrocketed in the last few years — alongside the spike in crypto prices. This suggests that people have a ..

Binance Makes First Chinese Investment Since Leaving Country in 2017

News Crypto exchange giant Binance has made its first strategic Chinese investment after leaving China amid the local crypto trading ban back in 2017. Founded in China in 2017, Binance has participated in a $200 million funding round of Beijing-based Mars Finance, a local crypto and blockchain pub..

Mystery Behind Sudden Spike in ‘BTC’ Searches Tied to Hurricane Dorian

News Internet searches for what appears to be the Bitcoin price ticker “BTC” have spiked to unprecedented highs, fresh Google Trends data reveals. Between Aug. 29 and Aug. 31, BTC searches worldwide catapulted from a value of 2, through to 64 (on Aug. 30) and up to the maximal level of search int..

Live Planet Unveils Blockchain-Based Virtual Reality Network

News Media company Live Planet has announced plans to imminently launch a blockchain-based virtual reality network — the Blockchain Virtual Reality (VR) Network — that will be used to host crypto and other blockchain-related content. Live Planet shared the development with Cointelegraph in a press..

LedgerX: Media Misreports BTC Futures Status, Option ‘Coming Soon’

Investigation Earlier this week, United States-regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform LedgerX was reported to launch the first physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts in the country, therefore stealing a march on Bakkt and ErisX. However, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission..

Overstock Subsidiary and Tokenization Firm tZERO Announces New Management

News The blockchain-based subsidiary of retail giant Overstock, tZERO, has appointed three new managers. The company announced the new hires in a press release on July 17. According to the announcement, new appointees Brooke Navarro, Michael Mougias and Alexandra Sotiropoulos have been official ma..

BlockShow Asia 2019: Cointelegraph to Moderate Special Event for Journalists

BlockShow Cointelegraph is going to moderate an international media event at the BlockShow Asia 2019 conference in Singapore. The closed session for journalists will take place at Marina Bay Sands on Nov. 13 — a day before the so-dubbed “Festival of Decentralized Technology” begins. Organizers say..

The Strange Case of CCN and the Google June 2019 Core Update

Investigation Here at Cointelegraph, we were as shocked as everyone else in and around the crypto-sphere when we learned about the abrupt closure of stalwart crypto media outlet CCN. Established at around the same time as Cointelegraph and CoinDesk, CCN spent years competing for the crypto audienc..