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Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 20, 2018, 01:31:04 PM »
An increasing number of millennials are utilizing bitcoin marketplaces and peer-to-peer exchanges like Paxful to invest in the cryptocurrency market as a store of value and an alternative payment system to banks. Millennials Better Suited to Lead Cryptocurrency Adoption Earlier this year, Columbia University Business School professor Chris Castiglione stated that millennials are better suited......

For decades architects and futurists have dreamed of seasteading, a way of living in floating, green-tech cities on the high seas. Now, thanks to the help of a cryptocurrency, the world’s first pilot project is underway. The Seasteading Cryptocurrency A group of academics, investors, and philanthropists are launching a cryptocurrency to help fund the construction of 300 homes on an artificial island in French Polynesia.

MP Suggests Iran and Russia Use Cryptocurrencies to Combat U.S. Economic Sanctions

More and more top brass from traditional financial companies is joining cryptocurrency startups. The latest is an ex-CEO of Visa UK and Ireland. ‘SEAMLESS’ PAYMENTS The former CEO of Visa UK and Ireland has joined a cryptocurrency startup looking to make cards for everyday shopping. Marc O’Brien, CEO of Visa UK and Ireland from 2008 to 2014, was announced as CEO of cryptocurrency payments startup Crypterium on Thursday.

Bitcoin Press Release: Until mid-July 2018 you can take part in the token sale organized by Ubcoin, a blockchain platform that utilizes the model used by online marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, and eBay to create the world’s first truly efficient alternative to traditional crypto exchanges. Ubcoin users will be able to acquire cryptocurrency simply by selling real goods and to spend [...]...

India, one of the largest countries in the world with a population of 1.3 billion potential future users of cryptocurrencies, remains in a legal limbo as cryptocurrency exchanges await more clarity from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the country’s supreme court. Operators have recently been barred by banks, under orders from the central......

Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 19, 2018, 12:44:17 PM »
Sales of DRAM chips in Japan and the rest of the world have declined. The lull in cryptocurrency prices and the decline in smartphone sales are likely responsible for the decrease in sales. Lower Prices Cool Crypto Enthusiasm According to a recent Morgan Stanley report, the decline in cryptocurrency prices has negatively impacted the semiconductor market. With crypto prices falling, miners can end up operating at a loss.

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Central Bank’s Crypto Dealings Ban Until July Hearing The Supreme Court of India has decided that no petitions can be filed in any High Court of India against the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) April 6 circular about ending all dealings with cryptocurrency, according to local news outlet Inc42. Citing a Twitter post May 17 from a…...

As the G20 works to create a set of “unified regulations” in regards to cryptocurrencies, the government of South Korea — the third largest cryptocurrency market in the world — reportedly plans on playing ball with whichever policies the international forum of governments and central bank governors put into place.

Zcash Leaves Crypto Market Behind with 50 Percent Weekly Spike The cryptocurrency markets are flashing red as the third week of May comes to close. The total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies has dropped by 14.48 percent to $366 billion in the last 7 days, taking the month-to-date losses close to 30 percent, according to CoinMarketcap.

Colombia: Newly Formed Blockchain Association Aims for Dialogue With Government Six public and private Colombian companies have joined forces to launch the Colombia Blockchain Association, Spanish news agency EFE reported May 17. The Association describes itself as aiming to support the country’s crypto and blockchain ecosystems and to advise the national government on matters concerning regulation of…...

Colorado Proposal Aims to Allow Cryptocurrency Donations for Campaigns The state of Colorado is considering giving political candidates the ability to raise funds using cryptocurrencies.

Zcash Leaves Crypto Market Behind with 50 Percent Weekly Spike

Another cryptocurrency project has been busted by law enforcement in China for allegedly soliciting money from investors with fraudulent claims.

Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 18, 2018, 12:29:26 PM »
Cryptocurrencies to be Called “Digital Money” in Russia, Tokens – “Digital Rights” Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has shed some light on the progress authorities are making towards adopting the long-awaited crypto regulations. Legislators will replace common words like “cryptocurrencies” and “tokens” with legal terms such as “digital money” and “digital rights”, he revealed.

A seasoned counselor at the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) maintains that the control for currency issuance should remain within the government. The senior official also said that blockchain technology must remain astray from finance. His statements come despite the country’s intentions to create a state-owned cryptocurrency.

FOMO Moments Crypto markets have been yo-yoing all week, one day up the next down. We end the week in the red once again as prices have fallen across the board and Asia is leading the selloff.

A Japanese bank has formed partnerships with specialists in crypto security and Bitcoin investment managers to become the first crypto custody bank. Partnership Creates First Crypto Custody Bank Institutional investors have been restricted from making large-scale investments in digital assets due to the lack of security and infrastructure. Now Japanese Bank Nomura has formed partnerships to become the first bank with the ability......

Fed Governor Says ‘No Compelling Need’ for US Central Bank Crypto Lael Brainard, member of the board of governors at the U.S. Federal Reserve, has said she does not see a “compelling” need for a Fed-issued digital currency. Speaking at the Decoding Digital Currency Conference yesterday in San Francisco, Brainard said that, while central bank digital currencies…...

Another cryptocurrency project has been busted by law enforcement in China for allegedly soliciting money from investors with fraudulent claims.

Fed governor Lael Brainard has said that cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat, and there is "no compelling need" for a Fed-issued digital currency.

Civic has launched a decentralized identity verification system, and crypto social network platform Hilo is the first to use it.

Accenture and Intel are to help develop a Hyperledger-based securities lending platform for the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.

IT giant Infosys has built a blockchain-based trade finance platform involving seven Indian banks including ICICI and Axis.
Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 17, 2018, 10:27:10 AM »
‘BitLicense Refugees’: ShapeShift, Kraken Talk Escape from New York If you wanted to hear red-meat rhetoric about New York State’s regulatory approach, a fireside chat Tuesday between two of the cryptocurrency industry’s most outspoken leaders delivered. For example, the audience at Consensus 2018 in New York City cheered when ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees invoked a…...

PayPal CFO Says Merchants Aren’t Interested in Crypto Due to Volatility PayPal CFO John Rainey said in an interview with CNBC May 16, that the company doesn’t see much interest in digital currencies because price volatility threatens the viability of their merchants’ businesses. Centralized payment service PayPal was a pioneer in accepting cryptocurrencies.

Jennifer Aniston, Prince Charles Falsely Used to Promote Crypto Scam Texas’ securities watchdog has issued an emergency cease-and-desist order to a purported cryptocurrency investment scheme that it says tried to dupe investors with fake endorsements from high-profile individuals.

CryptoCup, a project creating a blockchain-powered betting platform for the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, has announced it will roll out the product on May 21st. The project has also announced that Greg Colvin, the organizer of the fellowship of Ethereum Magicians and core developer of Ethereum Virtual Machine, has joined Cryptocup as an advisor.

Texas' securities regulator has issued a cease-and-desist to a crypto investment scheme that faked endorsements from high-profile individuals.

President of Chile’s Central Bank Considers Cryptocurrency Regulation, Says It Is Useful for ‘Monitoring Risks’ Mario Marcel, the president of Chile’s Central Bank, is considering regulating cryptocurrencies in the country in order to monitor risks, local news outlet El Economista reported Tuesday, May 15. Cryptocurrencies in Chile are not currently considered as money or securities, but there are no…...

CNET founder and early Salesforce investor Halsey Minor has revealed new details on his latest cryptocurrency project VideoCoin.

Social investing platform eToro will launch a full-fledged cryptocurrency exchange and mobile wallet and expand to the U.S. this year.

Bitmain is investing big in blockchain firm Circle as part of an ambitious bid to clean up one of the more gray aspects of the crypto economy.

Gemini exchange has added zcash trading and custody services in New York after receiving authorization from state's Department of Financial Services.

Enigma will conduct the first public demonstration of its "secret contracts" protocol, which revamps smart contracts to provide data privacy.

Jesse Powell and Erik Voorhees delivered red-meat rhetoric but also made subtler points about New York's cryptocurrency regulations at Consensus 2018.

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the release of a common technical specification at Consensus 2018 on Wednesday.

Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 15, 2018, 12:49:38 PM »
AlphaPoint Launches Framework for Real Estate Blockchain Tokens Crypto services firm AlphaPoint unveiled a new framework Monday aimed at supporting the launch of blockchain tokens backed by regulated assets.

Polish Financial Watchdog To Fund Anti-Crypto Social Media Campaign Poland’s Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) is conducting a social media campaign about the risks of investing in cryptocurrency, according to a May 10 post on the KNF’s website. KNF has placed a tender order of 615,000 zloty (around $173,000) to plan and conduct the campaign, which focuses on the…...

GoTenna Launches a Bitcoin Wallet That Works Without the Internet If James Bond needed to use bitcoin on a secret mission in the jungle, he probably couldn’t drop by a Starbucks to use the wifi. Since internet connections aren’t always available, reliable or private, cryptocurrency users need alternative ways to connect to the network. has gained a reputation among the cryptocurrency community for being the first major retailer to check bitcoin as a means of payment and for accepting over 40 digital coins today. The company, however, is more focused in the underlying technology as it continues to invest in the blockchain development to reform the ‘trust economy.’......

18 May 2018, the five-star Hilton Kyiv Hotel (Kyiv, Ukraine) will host NEXT BLOCK Conference, an outstanding event on blockchain, crypto, and ICO, featuring the industry leaders, investors, and startup CEOs. The conference will be concluded by Official FTV Coin Deluxe Party, the most fabulous crypto-party 2018 in Eastern Europe.

With the absence of formal rules leaving gray areas, panelists at Consensus 2018 argued that crypto firms should lead the way with self-regulation.

ASICs offer security. GPUs offer decentralization. The answer might come down to your view of governments.

Early industry investors argued that US regulators must provide clarity in order for investors to capitalize on blockchain opportunities.

"The drift to a non-uniform currency could become a serious issue for the us if cryptocurrency reaches a large volume of trade."

HSBC and ING have performed a claimed world-first trade finance transaction on a single blockchain system for agri-food firm Cargill.

A group of former Deloitte blockchain specialists are joining a startup seeking to launch a token for the global supply chain.

Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 13, 2018, 12:44:31 PM »
Tim Draper, an American venture capital investor and founder of the firm now known as Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DJF), took the time to wax thoroughly poetic on Bitcoin on Thursday — telling the hosts of CNBC‘s “Closing Bell” that the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is “the best place to put your money.” ‘It is a Far Better Currency Than the Fiat Currency’ In case you didn’t know, Tim Draper loves Bitcoin.

One online bank in Germany is now using bitcoins for loan transfers.  Subverting SWIFT Founded by German Radoslav Albrecht, Bitbond is an online bank which now affords its customers the ability to transfer loans internationally — specifically, by using Bitcoin. The platform uses Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to subvert SWIFT — the self-proclaimed world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services — by lending money around the world instantly and at virtually no cost.

India’s Supreme Court Keeps Ban on Banks’ Crypto Services, For Now According to a team of Indian lawyers, the Supreme Court of India refused request for a temporary injunction against restrictions imposed on banks regarding cryptocurrency by the country’s central bank. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a circular essentially banning crypto services, which…...

Next week, thousands of crypto and blockchain enthusiasts will descend on New York City for the 4th annual four-day Consensus Conference at the New York Hilton Midtown. The event features more than 250 speaks, 4,000 attendees, and a cadre of industry leaders from around the world who are gathering for one of the largest collectives blockchain development gatherings in the world.

Zimbabwe’s Central Bank Bans Financial Institutions From All Crypto Dealings Zimbabwe’s central bank has recently banned dometic financial institutions from dealing with cryptocurrencies, local media outlet NewsDay reports today, May 12. According to the report, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ) director and registrar of banking institutions Norman Mataruka issued a circular Friday ordering all…...

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Bans Cryptocurrency Trading, Financial Institutions Given 60 Days to Comply

Markets Update: Cryptocurrencies Lose Steam During the Weekend Cryptocurrencies have been dropping in value this Saturday, May 12 as most digital assets are down between 3-15 percent.

The crypto markets are set to end the second week of May on a low note, with all but a few, such as bytecoin and zilliqa, showing significant losses.

This Crypto Vending Machine Can Tell If You're 21 And Sell You Beer Blockchain technology startup Civic will demo how its ID verification services can be used to purchase alcohol via vending machines at Consensus 2018.

Prosecutors in South Korea have raided the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the country, UPbit, over suspected fraud, according to a report.

Crypto trading platform Crypto Facilities, which helps the CME Group provide bitcoin futures contracts, will be launching ethereum futures today.
Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 13, 2018, 12:36:23 PM »
Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 12, 2018, 01:30:56 PM »
Forget the Rocky Mountains. The US state of Colorado is hoping to make a name for itself as a blockchain hub in America. They’ve put through two bills supporting this, but only one has made it through the Senate gauntlet. Crypto regulations seem to be up in the air in most countries, but this hasn’t stopped certain US states from taking the initiative to actively be a part of the decentralized revolution. According to the ...

Bitcoin Moons to $36,000 by End of 2019 According to Fundstrat Fundstrat Global, a favorite research firm in the cryptosphere with Wall Street-street cred, is once again providing eye-popping bitcoin (BTC) predictions. This time analysis depends largely on what’s known as the mining economy.

In a recent case, the London police were able to seize $700,000 worth of Bitcoin from Grant West, a notorious hacker.   Cryptocurrency Seized A recent article from USA Today reports that the London Metropolitan Police managed to seize cryptocurrencies from a prolific hacker. According to the report, Grant West was arrested last year on a train by British police, who were working with Scotland Yard.

Blockchain gaming is the hottest trend in the cryptocurrency space that is rapidly changing the way we game. Each day, new projects and further developments push the envelope on the capabilities and potential of this new paradigm of gaming.

Asian Technology Giant LINE Prepares to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Major tech companies are showing increased interest in creating their own currencies. Although such ventures are nothing new, more and more companies have been attempting to create actual cryptocurrencies. LINE is the latest firm to be doing so, albeit in a slightly different manner.

Based on analysis of the bitcoin mining economy, the world’s most well-known cryptocurrency could reach as high as $64,000 USD by the end of next year. Bitcoin Miners Do the Selling According to independent research boutique Fundstrat, which provides market strategy and sector research, the bitcoin mining boom could potentially send the dominant cryptocurrency by market capitalization to upwards of $64,000 USD by the end of 2019.

Huawei's newly launched mobile app store will feature the tech giant's first cryptocurrency wallet offering, thanks to a partnership with

Ethereum Co-Founder Battles 'Dr Doom' Roubini to Crypto Debate Draw

Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 11, 2018, 12:57:19 PM »
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly being represented in pop culture. TV shows, cartoons, and even entire networks are making reference to the coins — in particular Bitcoin — and associated technology like initial coin offerings (ICOs).

Circle Invest Now Lets Users Buy Monero and Zcash There is no such thing as a boring day in the world of cryptocurrency. Circle is one of the more prolific applications when it comes to blockchain technology and supporting cryptocurrencies. In their most recent move, they added Monero to Circle Invest, the company’s mobile application. It’s a very interesting development,…...

Crypto exchange Lykke has started a combined accelerator and venture firm focused on blockchain ventures with two former IBM and UBS executives.

Michael Novogratz of Galaxy Digital doesn't think institutional custody of crypto assets can happen soon enough.

Stock trading app Robinhood has announced a $363 million Series D funding round and plans to expand its crypto trading service across the U.S.

Blockstack Fund to Give Crypto Social Networks $1 Million BoostThe number of crypto collectables, like CryptoKitties, is growing and investors think a marketplace for their trade is a good bet.

China wants to release hard-and-fast standards rules for blockchain by the end of 2019, a government source told local media May 10th. Staying Competitive Speaking to, Li Ming, director of the Blockchain Research Office at the Electronic Industry Standards Research Institute of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said the government had already announced the plans.

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya says billionaire Warren Buffett is wrong about bitcoin, though he calls himself Buffett's "disciple."

Despite a brief rally yesterday, bitcoin risks falling back below $9,000 amid bearish short-term moving averages.

Australia's Department of Home Affairs is touting blockchain technology in a push to modernize the country's international trade supply chains.

Crypto / Re: Crypto News
« Last post by Amandeep on May 10, 2018, 10:57:55 AM »
Martin Weiss, the founder of Weiss Ratings and the newly-launched Weiss Cryptocurrency Ratings, took the time to dispute Warren Buffett’s unnecessarily negative remarks regarding Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at Saturday’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. Three Levels of Significant Value In response to Buffett’s statements that Bitcoin is probably “rat poison squared” and creates nothing of value, Weiss noted that “many well-respected investment and financial experts seem to underestimate the tremendous benefits cryptocurrencies can provide in ...

Throughout 2017, the cryptocurrency market has proven to have tremendous value. The increasing popularity of ICOs as a more convenient way of raising capital to fund a startup has led to the materialization of decentralized asset trading among investors of all sorts. In late December of last year, the overall crypto market exceeded $1 trillion.

Former president of Goldman Sachs, Gary Cohn, said on Tuesday that he believes the world will have a global currency. However, he doesn’t seem to believe that the latter will be bitcoin.’ ‘Not a big believer in bitcoin’ In an interview for CNBC on Tuesday, Gary Cohn said that he believes there will be a global cryptocurrency.

Winklevoss Brothers Win Crypto Exchange Patent Winklevoss IP, the company owned by Gemini founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has been awarded with a patent claim that aims to settle exchange traded products (ETPs) holding cryptocurrencies.

Crypto Youtuber Launching Bitcoin Funded TV Series on CBS A crypto Youtuber is launching his own television series that is fully paid for by bitcoin. They will air on CBS, the CW, and Roku. The first 13 episodes will air on CBS in selected areas, featuring topics such as crypto security, exchange trading, initial coin…...

The co-founder of online social news forum Reddit has said that cryptocurrencies are ‘fuel for a new internet’ and that they are an opportunity for people to have ‘a store of value.’ Alexis Ohanian was appearing as a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert yesterday when he made these comments.

Bloomberg has partnered with Michael Novogratz's Galaxy Digital Capital Management to launch a cryptocurrency index.

Even with their high level of volatility, bitcoin and cryptos are still poised to "fuel a potential new internet," said Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

Zilliqa Becomes Latest Crypto to Break $1 Billion Market Cap

EOS, April's best performing cryptocurrency, could soon revisit $20 and above, the technical charts indicate.

A subsidiary of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinone is turning to Ripple's xCurrent blockchain network for cross-border payments.

Colt and PCCW Global have added notable new members to a blockchain trial that automates normally labor-intensive wholesale settlements.

China's Ministry of Public Security has developed a blockchain system aimed to more securely store evidence collected during police investigations.

Australian startup Horizon State is launching a blockchain app pilot in Sumatra that could eventually allow citizens to vote in elections.

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