• Cryptocurrency Trader Sued Investors’ $20 Million Loss
    Stefanos Papanastasiou, a 39-year-old cryptocurrency trader who claimed to have developed an algorithm that could result in immense profit through crypto trading, is currently facing a lawsuit filed by Savvas “Sam” Alexiadis, a property developer. Other investors are also set to file charges due to their loss of over $20 million which was allegedly investedRead MoreRead More. The post by Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2019-03-21By Ogwu Osaemezu Emmanuel
    35 mins ago
  • How to Get Bitcoin Without Giving Up Your Privacy – Earn It
    How to get bitcoin without having to give up your personal information? The best way is probably good old fashioned work – earning it. Ways And Means We tend to like our Bitcoin decentralized, anonymous, and peer-to-peer. After all, wasn’t that sort of… the whole point? So why do most people acquire it through centralized, third-party exchanges who demand to know our identity? There is another way, of course. We can earn it. A new post on the BTCPay Server Blog, details a number of ways to accept bitcoin payments. Among the noted benefits of receiving BTC as payment is the power of self-sovereignty. Plus, a knock on benefit to the entire ecosystem comes when a bitcoin earner goes on to spend those earnings. People getting paid in BTC, have no other choice than to spend it from time to time, helping other merchants in the ecosystem stack sats, organically distributing sats all over the world. Naturally, the focus of the original post is on using BTCPay Server, but the principles also apply to other means. Invoice In Bitcoin As a freelancer or small business owner you may want to accept BTC for the products or services you provide. ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2019-03-21By Emilio Janus
    36 mins ago
  • Key Bitcoin (BTC) Investors Join Hands: Morgan Creek Funds Ikigai
    Pomp and Kling Team Up, Look To Bolster Crypto By and large, 2018 hasn’t been kind to crypto startups. Smaller, little-known exchanges have shuttered operations entirely, while some recognizable names in this budding industry have laid off dozens, if not hundreds of their talents. As reported by Ethereum World News, Bithumb recently joined the list of mainstay industry stakeholders to have laid off employees (50% — 160), citing waning Bitcoin trading activity. But, two names in this space have excelled over the past 12 months, carving out what scant space there is for themselves in interesting, yet effective ways. These companies are known as Morgan Creek Digital (MCD) and Ikigai Asset Management, and they’re two U.S.-based cryptocurrency-centric funds focused on bolstering adoption and viable applications. Funnily enough, the MCD and Ikigai decided to join hands on Wednesday, issuing a press release to reveal that they had formally joined hands. Morgan Creek’s digital asset branch, headed by partners Mark Yusko, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, and Jason A Williams, will be anchoring Ikigai’s cryptocurrency hedge fund, which will enlist long-short equity strategies and venture stakes in promising firms. The nominal value of this sum was not divulged. In a comment, ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-03-21By Nick Chong
    51 mins ago
  • Facebook Seeks Counsel to Forge Blockchain Partnerships for New Products
    Facebook is looking to hire a lead commercial counsel for blockchain to negotiate "partnerships needed to launch new products." ... read more
    Source: CoindeskPublished on 2019-03-21By Anna Baydakova
    1 hour ago
  • Anthony Pompliano invests in Travis Kling’s Ikigai Asset Management
    Anthony Pompliano's Morgan Creek Digital has made a major new investment in another crypto-related firm. Pomp's hedge fund will be committing to a new fund launched by Ikigai Asset Management. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-03-21
    1 hour ago
  • ZK Labs offers support to non-ICO projects through community audit initiative
    CryptoNinjas Smart contract development and Ethereum auditing platform, ZK Labs has announced the launch of an Audits Initiative for non-ICO projects within the blockchain ecosystem. In a company update, Matthew Di Ferrante, founder of ZK Labs explained that the initiative will sponsor audits for... ZK Labs offers support to non-ICO projects through community audit initiative ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-03-21By CryptoNinjas
    1 hour ago
  • FINNEY blockchain smartphone integrates MyEtherWallet
    CryptoNinjas SIRIN LABS, the creator of FINNEY blockchain smartphone, announced today its most recent partnership with MyEtherWallet (MEW), the popular Ethereum wallet interface. The two companies will integrate their solutions in order to make crypto usage more accessible and user-friendly and encourage mainstream adoption.... FINNEY blockchain smartphone integrates MyEtherWallet ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-03-21By CryptoNinjas
    2 hours ago
  • Report: Michael Patryn, Co-Founder of QuadrigaCX is Actually Omar Dhanani Alleges
    QuadrigaCX is a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange platform. The company aims to help in buying and selling of the Bitcoin thus making the process easier. The company was founded by Michael Patryn and Gerald Cotton. In our earlier article, we have reported about Gerald Cotton who was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Rajasthan, India and how the digital currencies worth millions of dollars were missing from e-wallets of Gerald Cotton. The laptop of Gerald which was supposed to have these millions of dollars worth of digital currency were password protected and the password is not known to anyone. The wallets were empty. Moreover, there were reports that he might have faked his own death. Now it seems that Gerald’s c co-founder exchange Michael Patryn is also surrounding some controversy according to the Bloomberg report. The company was already in a legal and financial fix after Gerald Cotton’s death as it owed sums to the people now this situation is adding to the troubles of the company. Michael Patryn is currently based in Vietnam and serving as founder and chairman at Fintech Venture Group (FVG). The Bloomberg report alleges that Michael Patryn’s actual name is Omar Dhanani and he is ... read more
    Source: The Coin RepublicPublished on 2019-03-21By Ritika Sharma
    2 hours ago
  • Ravencoin (RVN) pumps 32% in 24 hours, sees ATH market cap
    Ravencoin has seen some impressive gains for the 24h period. The 46th-largest crypto is currently up 32%.  ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-03-21
    2 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] to be accepted as payment options by global technology solutions provider
    Avent, a leading global technology solutions provider, announced that they would be accepting Bitcoin [BTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] for their goods and services, as a mode of payment on their platform. The news comes after Switzerland’s largest e-commerce company, Digitec-Galaxus AG, announced the acceptance of Bitcoin, Ethereum [ETH], XRP and a few other altcoins for payments. Like most platforms, Avent is enabling Bitcoin payments via BitPay, the largest Bitcoin payments service provider. Sunny Trinh, the Vice President of Demand Creation at Avent said, “We’re working with BitPay to facilitate secure blockchain payments for all types of customers so they can focus on developing their products, not how to pay for them. Whether it’s Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash, we can handle it” The blog post stated that developers were “looking for flexibility,” when launching products in the market. It added that this particular announcement would give their customers “more convenient” options to complete their transactions. The announcement further stated that when a customer chooses to check-out with Bitcoin or Bitcoin Cash as their payment option, Avent and BitPay would collaborate on verifying the funds, processing their order and completing transactions. In the future, they will also be able to enable cryptocurrency ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-03-21By Priya
    2 hours ago
  • 6 Banks Partner with IBM to Use Stellar Technology and XLM as “Bridge Currency”
    Stellar, the blockchain that intends to become a decentralized alternative for interconnecting banks and institutions, has had an outstanding performance during the last few weeks, not only from technical indicators but also at the level of adoption and development of its technology. On Monday, March 18, IBM announced that six international banks signed letters of intent to adopt IBM World Wire technology on their respective infrastructures. Stellar Lumens (XLM) New Logo IBM World-Wire is a payment network developed by IBM based on the Stellar public blockchain that allows these banks to mobilize funds almost instantly and explore other financial services such as the creation of their own networks and even issuing native stablecoins. However, one of the news that provoked more emotion in the community is the fact that besides the benefits mentioned above, the use of Stellar’s blockchain would allow banks to handle Stellar Lumens (XLM) as a bridge cryptocurrency to facilitate the exchange of tokens. Of the six banks, three have been identified by the CoinDesk team: RCBC from the Philippines, Banco Bradesco from Brazil, and Bank Busan of South Korea. The remaining ones have not yet publicly disclosed their involvement. Jesse Lund, IBM’s head of blockchain for ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-03-21By Jose Antonio Lanz
    3 hours ago
  • CoinMarketCap Indices Listed on Bloomberg, Nasdaq
    CoinMarketCap, a cryptocurrency price index and one of the most popular crypto websites by traffic volume, has announced the launch of two cryptocurrency indices on Bloomberg Terminal, Nasdaq Global Index Data Service, as well as Thomson Reuters Eikon and Börse Stuttgart. The indices will be calculated by German index provider Solactive, according to the details of the press release published on CoinMarketCap’s official blog Mar. 20. Per the announcement, CoinMarketCap’s new benchmark indices will offer users the ability to reference coins with and without the influence of Bitcoin, “most comprehensive ones on the market, covering the Top 200 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, one including Bitcoin, and one without.” The first indices titled CMC Crypto 200 Index (CMC200), which includes Bitcoin, will cover more than 90 percent fo the global cryptocurrency market. The alternative index–sans Bitcoin–CMC Crypto 200 ex BTC index (CMC200EX) will allow investors the option of viewing the market in the absence of Bitcoin, which currently holds close to 50 percent of total market share. According to CoinMarketCap CEO Brandon Chez, the website’s launch onto popular terminals such as Bloomberg and Nasdaq will increase user accessibility to cryptocurrency data and increase penetration into the traditional financial markets, ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-03-21By Michael Lavere
    3 hours ago
  • Square CEO Jack Dorsey is hiring Bitcoin developers
    The CEO and founder of mobile payments company Square has announced that the company will be hiring people to make contributions to the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency eco-system. Jack Dorsey, who is also the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, made the announcement via his own account. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-03-21
    3 hours ago
  • Bitcoin [BTC/USD] Price Analysis: Cryptocurrency fails to capitalize $4,000 breach as prices fluctuate negatively
    Bitcoin [BTC]’s resurgence above the $4,000-mark made headlines across the cryptosphere, with many proponents of the space speculating its escape from the bear’s territory. Bitcoin’s rise has not resulted in an equal increase among other cryptocurrencies though as Ethereum [ETH], XRP and Tron [TRX] are still struggling to increase their prices as well as market cap. 1-hour: Source: Trading View The one-hour chart of Bitcoin displayed an uptrend which was the main reason for the price increase from $3,853.42 to $3,971.36. The short-term support was at $3,832.4, while the resistance held at $4,012.91. The Relative Strength Index fell from the overbought zone, which meant that the buying pressure was losing the race to the selling pressure. The amplitude of the Awesome Oscillator was comparatively lower than the earlier time period, a sign of the reduced market momentum in the Bitcoin market. The MACD indicator showed the signal line and the MACD line meeting at the same point after a bearish crossover. The MACD histogram was almost negligible. 1-day: Source: Trading View Bitcoin’s one-day graph painted a picture opposite to that of the one-hour graph as the downtrend lowered the price from $6,309.50 to $4,022. The long-term support was at $3,166.52. ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-03-21By Akash Anand
    3 hours ago
  • Will The Global Blockchain Technology Market Be Worth $20 Billion By 2024?
    As per a recent press release by market intelligence and research firm, Transparency Market Research, the global blockchain technology market could be worth $20 billion by the year 2024. The report also notes that the global blockchain technology market stood at $315.9 million in 2015. The idea is, if the blockchain technology market can rise at an astonishing compound annual growth rate of 58.9% per year, then the total blockchain technology market will be able to attain a valuation of US$20 billion by 2024. The blockchain technology market is very fragmented in nature in the sense that most of it is still mostly unexploited. This is because of the presence of what Transparency Market Research explains to be several new startups as well as well-known heavyweights, in the market. Companies are pushing time and boundries just to get their hands on as much share of the market as possible. Not only has this relatively new and fresh industry, given life to a multitude of startups, it has also grabbed the attention of global tech giants like Microsoft, IBM, Intel, and Amazon, just to name a few. The report further points out that North America will most likely take the lead in the ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-03-21By Rishma Banerjee
    3 hours ago
  • As Bitcoin (BTC) Nears Historic Bounce Levels, Could the Crypto Winter Be Coming to an End?
    Bitcoin has now firmly established its position in the low-$4,000 region, which was previously a strong resistance level for the crypto. Although this current stability is certainly positive for investors, BTC has, on multiple occasions, spiraled downwards after long bouts of involatile trading. One analyst is now pointing out that Bitcoin is approaching a historic bounce level, which could mean further gains in the near-future are imminent. Bitcoin (BTC) Trades Sideways Above $4,000 At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading up nominally at its current price of $4,070 and is up slightly from its daily lows of $4,030. Ever since BTC pushed above $4,000 last Friday, the cryptocurrency’s upwards momentum has stalled, leading it to trade in an incredibly tight trading range around its current price levels. In late-February, Bitcoin swiftly pushed up to $4,200 before incurring significant selling pressure that brought its price back down to $3,800, which validated $4,200 as a strong level of resistance. Josh Rager, a popular cryptocurrency trader on Twitter, discussed the strength of the $4,200 resistance level in a recent tweet, explaining that he does not believe BTC will be able to break above it any time soon, which means to drop to ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-03-21By Cole Petersen
    4 hours ago
  • Bitcoin and Cryptourrency Exchanges’ Reported Trading Volumes Found Fake
    Independent research conducted by TIE, developed in partnership with Social Market Analytics suggests that 59% of the exchanges have falsified their trading volume data by more than 90%. The Research Parameters and Technique Implemented
    5/ The chart below shows reported trading volumes per exchange vs. monthly web visitors. While exchanges like #Kraken, #Binance, and #Coinbase show similarities between viewership and trading volume, others like Coinbene and ZBG have suspiciously high reported volume vs. views. pic.twitter.com/7Q0jBRNj9Y — The TIE (@TheTIEIO) March 18, 2019 The organization made a comparison between the website viewership metric and the reported trading volume on exchanges. Furthermore, when they calculated the amount of money per user in the Exchanges, they found considerable discrepancies in the records. For Example, while Binance reported $750 traded per visit, DOBI reported a whopping $356,625 Furthermore, an average of $591 per visit was estimated on websites like Binance, Coinbase, and Bitfinex. We selected these exchanges because of large usage among institutions, reputation within the market, and because their web viewership appeared consistent with their reported trading volumes. This estimated formed the benchmark for test on other exchanges as well. Surprisingly, more than 75% of the Exchanges reported trading volumes double of what ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2019-03-21By Nivesh Rustgi
    4 hours ago
  • Improving Bitcoin: Jack Dorsey Announces Open-Source Initiative Square Crypto
    Jack Dorsey—the CEO of Twitter and Square, announced “Square Crypto”—a team Dorsey is assembling to work full-time on improving the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency ecosystems “independent” of Square’s business objectives. He is currently looking to hire up to four developers and one designer for the team. On Mar. 20th, Jack Dorsey announced the launch of Square Crypto, an initiative where Dorsey is paying people to “make the broader crypto ecosystem better.” Dorsey is a long-time Bitcoin proponent and was the impetus behind Cash App’s BTC buy, sell, and spend features. According to his announcement on Twitter, Dorsey asked his strategic development lead at Square, Mike Brock, “what is the most impactful thing we [Square] could do for the bitcoin community?” That conversation sparked the creation of Square Crypto. According to Dorsey:
    This will be Square’s first open source initiative independent of our business objectives. These folks will focus entirely on what’s best for the crypto community and individual economic empowerment, not on Square’s commercial interests. All resulting work will be open and free. — jack (@jack) March 20, 2019 Dorsey went on to elaborate that Square has “taken a lot from the open-source community” to get where ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2019-03-20By Mitchell Moos
    4 hours ago
  • Bitmain’s latest Antminer Z11 sold out in 20 minutes; Norway branch shuts down following revoke of electricity subsidies
    Bitcoin mining behemoth Bitmain’s latest Z11 miner roll-out was reportedly sold out within 20 minutes after the pre-selling phase on its official website. Bitmain unveiled a new version of its Antminer Z series machines to mine Equihash-powered Proof-of-Work coins like Zcash on March 19. Dubbed as the Antminer Z11, the new release claims to pack three times more hashing power than its precursor Z9. In a blog post, the exchange claimed, “It is by far the leading model by performance to mine such cryptocurrencies.” According to the Beijing-based mining giant, the latest miner offers a hashing power of 135 KSol/s and is three times more powerful than the Antminer Z9, which was released in May 2018. The post further claims that the miner saves up to 60% of electricity cost as compared to its predecessor Z9. Antminer Z11, which uses Bitmain’s latest proprietary 12 nm chip, is equipped with a newly designed internal circuit structure with a power-efficiency of 10.50 J/KSol. Another feature that the latest version of Antiminer boasts of is ‘light’ weight, which stands at 5.4 kg despite its massive hashing capability. Antminer Z11 will initiate the shipping process shortly, the blog confirmed. The previous Z9 was launched at a time when the ZCash ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-03-20By Chayanika Deka
    4 hours ago
  • More Collaboration Than Competition Between Banks and Crypto, Says JP Morgan Exec
    JP Morgan is making the headlights these days, especially with the launch of their JPM Coin. Now an executive of JP Morgan Chase executive has made an interesting remark regarding the relationshio between banks and cryptocurreny, In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box on Mar. 20, JP Morgan’s Global Head of eCommerce Solutions Ron Karpovich said that there is “more partnership instead of competition” between existing financial establishments and the cryptocurrency market. Karpovich told CNBC, “Ultimately behind the scenes, they [crypto innovators] are going to have to use a bank to move funds. There’s more partnership instead of competition in that space. When it comes to margins and capabilities — payments is never something that grows in margin, nobody wants to pay for a payment. That’s one of the hardest parts of this process: you have limited resources in the capability to sell, so you need highly efficient and large players.” His comments come on the heels of the recent announcement of the blockchain based JPM Coin that his bank has already began developing. That coin is supposed to function on J.P. Morgan’s internal payment network for clients. While he talks about the increasing urge to reach out and forge ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-03-20By Sumedha Bose
    4 hours ago
  • What Are Centralized Crypto Exchanges?
    We have already explained to you all there is to know about the decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges in the market. Now, you probably know that it is not the only kind of crypto exchange that you can find. Centralized cryptocurrency exchanges are the other, and more commonly used type of crypto exchanges that you will find in the crypto market today. What are centralized cryptocurrency exchanges? Let us dig deep and find out. You May Also Read: Top 10 Cryptocurrency Exchanges for 2019 If you ask a crypto insider to recommend a crypto exchange for you to use, chances are that he or she will tell you about a centralized crypto exchange, like Binance, Gemini or Kraken. Even most of the exchange-related headlines that you find on crypto news media publications are likely to be related to about the centralized ones. What are these exchanges? How do they work? Why are they so popular? Should we get rid of them anytime soon? There are many questions around them and it is time to find some answers. What Are Centralized Crypto Exchanges? Although cryptocurrencies are themselves decentralized in nature, they are frequently bought and sold over a centralized exchange owned and managed ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-03-20By Rushali Shome
    4 hours ago
  • QuadrigaCX: creditors committee includes former Mt. Gox user
    The QuadrigaCX court case continues at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax, Canada. A creditors committee has finally been decided upon, and it includes a former user of the Mt.Gox exchange, as reported by CoinDesk. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-03-20
    4 hours ago
  • What Are Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO)?
    The ICO’s heyday in 2017 saw various digital assets emerge only to crash in 2018 thanks to the bearish crypto market. ICOs raised billions of dollars in a relatively short time and brought the crypto market cap to over $800 billion before it fizzled out. As the ICO candle was burning out, several other fundraisingRead MoreRead More. The post by Tom Nyarunda appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News ... read more
    Source: BTC ManagerPublished on 2019-03-20By Tom Nyarunda
    5 hours ago
  • Mayor of Chicago: Facing Financial Crisis, Crypto Adoption is Inevitable
    According to a report in Forbes, Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of the City of Chicago, has stated that he sees crypto adoption as inevitable. He bases his outlook on the growing appeal of Bitcoin and other digital assets in an increasingly unstable geopolitical world. Emanuel posited that financial crises, like that currently being experienced in Venezuela, would eventually force people to opt out of fiat currency just to survive. He’s “Gotta Learn About It” But Emanuel is Refreshingly Grounded When it Comes to Crypto The Mayor of Chicago gave his outlook on crypto during a meeting held to debate the city’s growing fintech industry on March 18. In response to a question from the audience, he stated that he felt cryptocurrency adoption was an inevitability, however, a timeline for such a great shift from current monetary norms would be anybody’s guess. After admitting that he really was not an expert on the field, the mayor stated: “Nation states are falling apart or receding. City states are emerging, so the political structures we all grew up under are changing. One day, somebody’s going to figure out – whether that’s Argentina, ten years from now, five years from now – how to ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-03-20By Rick D.
    5 hours ago
  • Government of Bermuda grants Omega One first cryptocurrency exchange license
    CryptoNinjas Omega One, a company creating an off-exchange venue in crypto assets and capital market infrastructure, today announced the official launch of Omega Dark, an institutionally-focused dark pool in the digital asset marketplace. Omega Dark is the first digital asset exchange to be granted... Government of Bermuda grants Omega One first cryptocurrency exchange license ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-03-20By CryptoNinjas
    5 hours ago
  • Nasdaq, Bloomberg and Reuters Add CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices
    Coinspeaker Nasdaq, Bloomberg and Reuters Add CoinMarketCap Crypto IndicesAs it has become known data provider CoinMarketCap has developed two cryptocurrency benchmark indices and now is integrating it to the leading financial data feeds as well as to its own platform. It was announced by the company on March 20.CoinMarketCap Crypto Benchmark Indices  According to the information provided the launch of the new indices has taken place on CoinMarketCap’s native platform and financial data feeds from Nasdaq Global Index Data Service (GIDS), Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters Eikon (Refinitiv) and Germany’s Börse Stuttgart.  In its announcement CoinMarketCap named its benchmark indices the most comprehensive crypto data offerings for the markets existing today. It is said that they will cover 200 major cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. One of the indices will include Bitcoin and the second one won’t.  The first index developed by CoinMarketCap is named CMC Crypto 200 Index (CMC200). It is the one that includes Bitcoin and, according to the company, covers over 90 percent of the world’s crypto market.The second index is known under the name CMC Crypto 200 ex BTC Index (CMC200EX). As it is obvious from its name, Bitcoin is not included in this index as it is ... read more
    Source: CoinspeakerPublished on 2019-03-20By Julia Sakovich
    5 hours ago
  • SEC Steps Up Efforts to Regulate Virtual Currency Offerings and Exchanges
    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has recently stepped up its enforcement actions against virtual currency exchanges and Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) that violate federal securities laws. Due to the highly technical nature of virtual currency and its underlying technology, the area long operated as a sort of financial Wild West, with consumers and unskilled investors falling prey to overly risky investments and outright frauds. Since November 2018, however, the SEC has issued at least four virtual currency-related enforcement actions and put the industry on notice that it will be monitoring its actions. What are Virtual Currencies, ICOs and Blockchains? Understanding the relationship between virtual currency exchanges, ICOs, and federal securities laws, at even a basic level, requires an understanding of certain underlying terminology. The SEC has provided a useful primer. As the Commission explains, ICOs rely on “virtual currency,” which companies create and disseminate using “blockchain” technology. “A blockchain is  an electronic distributed ledger or list of entries—much like a stock ledger—that is maintained by various participants in a network of computers.” The most well-known example of blockchain technology is the Bitcoin blockchain; however, hundreds of public blockchains exist. Blockchains use cryptography to process and verify virtual currency ... read more
    Source: CryptoslatePublished on 2019-03-20By Matthew LaGarde
    5 hours ago
  • Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin
    Payments startup Square wants to bring on crypto-focused engineers and designers, and may pay them in bitcoin. ... read more
    Source: CoindeskPublished on 2019-03-20By Nikhilesh De
    5 hours ago
  • BTC-e main accused Alexander Vinnik continues hunger strike as maximum term time is exceeded
    The world of cryptocurrencies has seen several positives in terms of developments and updates, but it has also witnessed a startling number of people taking advantage of its anonymity and decentralization. One of the prime examples of such frauds was BTC-e and its founder Alexander Vinnik, who was arrested in connection with a $4 billion money laundering scandal. As per latest reports, Vinnik, who started a hunger strike in protest of the continued delay in court decisions, has reached the 88th day of his strike. According to reports, Vinnik already exceeded the maximum term in such legal cases with no impending court decisions on the way. Speaking to RT, Vinnik said: “Yes, I am in pain, my body hurts and my soul hurts. I have to be very disciplined here and cannot shout or curse at the guards in Greek.” Vinnik has been in custody for 19 months now and many say that he should have been released after 18 months barring a court decision that never came. Vinnik’s lawyer stated: “Vinnik is not supposed to be in jail right now. Many businessmen used the exchange to sidestep legal authorities and many of the charges on him were not illegal ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-03-20By Akash Anand
    5 hours ago
  • THÉO Project launches Syná Desktop for fully integrated crypto wallet suite
    CryptoNinjas The THÉO Project announced today the release of Syná desktop, the latest addition to its cryptocurrency wallet library. Syná for desktop is an easy to use application available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It incorporates the accessibility features available in the Syná Mobile... THÉO Project launches Syná Desktop for fully integrated crypto wallet suite ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-03-20By CryptoNinjas
    5 hours ago
  • Machi X Launches Beta of First Open Marketplace for Tokenized Intellectual Property
    Machi X — the open marketplace for tokenized intellectual property rights — recently launched its Beta version of the platform, a critical step in building a new framework for content creators, musicians, and other creative artists to tokenize copyrights and connect directly with their supporters. The platform, based on Ethereum, is designed to bypass expensive intermediaries in the revenue model of IP rights and copyright management for artists by enabling content creators to tokenize their work and distribute on the Machi X marketplace to fans and supporters. Fans can purchase fractionalized ownership in the IP rights of musicians, using the Machi X token, Maker Dai, or USDT. Currently, 8 IP rights are tokenized and available for purchase on the marketplace — including songs from Khalil Fong, Stanley Huang, and Nicky Lee. Users can store their token collections directly on the market, withdraw their Dai or USDT, and even store tokenized IP rights in cold storage wallets since the tokens are ERC-20 compatible. Machi X was conceived by famous Taiwanese musician Jeffrey Huang, whose own experiences in losing sizeable financial stakes to intermediaries from his creative works drove him to explore the tokenization of IP rights. Artists can bypass ... read more
    Source: OracleTimesPublished on 2019-03-20By Eduard Watson
    5 hours ago
  • CryptoCurve blockchain wallet ecosystem integrates AI platform HyperQuant
    CryptoNinjas CryptoCurve, a blockchain wallet, and front-end developer, announced today a new partnership with HyperQuant, a multifunctional artificial intelligence platform for crypto asset quantitative analysis and asset management. The HyperQuant project’s B2C (Business-to-Consumer) products, designed for end-users of both centralized and decentralized trading platforms,... CryptoCurve blockchain wallet ecosystem integrates AI platform HyperQuant ... read more
    Source: CryptoNinjasPublished on 2019-03-20By CryptoNinjas
    5 hours ago
  • WSJ’s ShapeShift Exposé Overstated Laundering by $6 Million, Analysis Says
    Blockchain analytics firms say money laundering accusations against ShapeShift don't match up. ... read more
    Source: CoindeskPublished on 2019-03-20By Leigh Cuen
    6 hours ago
  • JPMorgan Executives Flip Bullish on Crypto After JPM Coin Release
    It’s no secret that the executives sitting at the top of JPMorgan Chase – one of the largest banks in the world – are not the biggest fans of Bitcoin and other similar cryptocurrencies. Although the bank’s distain towards the nascent technology initially appeared to be genuine – and possibly rooted in fear – it now appears that they are, in fact, bullish on the tech – as long as they are the ones controlling it. JPMorgan Executive: Crypto Innovators Still Have to Use Traditional Banks Although one selling point of decentralized cryptocurrencies is that they allow individuals to side-step the traditional banking system, and therefore avoid the sheer amount of inefficiency and cost that can be associated with traditional financial systems, one JPMorgan executive is quick to point out that crypto companies still have to use traditional banks. In a recent interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box, Ron Karpovich, the Global Head of eCommerce Solutions at JPMorgan Chase, explained that the traditional banking system is so intertwined with the world presently that there is no true way around avoiding it, further adding that payments are not the most profitable industry. “Ultimately behind the scenes, they [crypto companies] are going to ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-03-20By Cole Petersen
    6 hours ago
  • Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Welcomes Filament To The Fold
    Today, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) welcomed distributed ledger technology solutions firm Filament to its growing consortium of companies from across the globe. Filament provides both hardware and software support for connected devices in the developing Internet of Things (IoT), a technological initiative to extend internet connectivity to everyday devices. By joining the initiative, Filament says it seeks to develop the crypto industry’s best practices and gain access to the EEA’s network of hundreds of businesses in multiple industries. Filament will contribute turn-key support for the EEA’s Hyperledger Fabric solution hosted by software giant Linux. Regarding the partnership, Filament CEO Allison Clift-Jennings said: “Our solutions feature turn-key support for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, enabling devices to transact natively with multiple enterprise blockchain platforms. We look forward to contributing to new developments and forging partnerships through collaboration with the EEA community.”” The firm’s goal is to advance automation and develop new revenue streams by bringing “non-internet” devices online. With the support of the EEA, Filament will likely make use of Ethereum’s decentralized smart contracts platform to scale up its operations, and build more products through which all connected devices on the Internet of Things can communicate and transact. The Enterprise Ethereum ... read more
    Source: Crypto BriefingPublished on 2019-03-20By Jalen Fargharson
    6 hours ago
  • Most of market showing strength, Bitcoin holding above $4000
    Today saw slow but steady growth for most of the market, though a few coins did slip. Bitcoin is still hanging on above $4,000, which is a good sign, as many altcoins are still chipping away at market dominance. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-03-20
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  • Ontology (ONT) and Tezos (XTZ) Welcoming Double Digit Increase: Latest News Summary
    With the crypto-pioneer and largest by market capitalization among thousands of coins – Bitcoin (BTC) standing above the major $4,000.00 against the US Dollar, various crypto values are making their moves above resistances. Per time of writing – the pair ONT/USD is trading at $1.28 with a positive change of hands – total of 14.83% in the last 24-hours making it the leader among the 20 largest ranked coins. Going from Bit-Z to OKEx and DigiFinex, the top 5 exchanging platforms of ONT are very close to each other counting just above 10.00% of the total transaction volume which is $130 million. Source: coinmarketcap While in the monthly-long term trading trend ONT/USD is standing safe above $0.8000 as a ground support, with today’s performance the pair broke above the daily tanking trend that if held could potential open gates for more recovery on the medium to long term. During one of the most successful and largest ICOs ever held – Tezos Foundation raised over $232 mil bringing a new cryptocurrency in the market. During a contact made by Reuters to the president of the foundation it was confirmed that its MainNet was set to launch on the 14th of ... read more
    Source: Ethereum World NewsPublished on 2019-03-20By Alex Tomzack
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  • Crypto Market Snapshot – March 20, 2019
    The action in the cryptocurrency market remained tentative today, with the total market cap barely making a move in the last 24 hours. 63 coins in the crypto top 100 appreciated in value during the last 24 hours, with 14 gaining 5% or more. The crypto top 10 was in a standstill, as none of the coins in this market cap range moved by more than 2% in either direction.  Bitcoin has surpassed the $4,000 psychological level, although a breakout hasn’t materialized so far. Since Saturday, BTC has been trading in a tight $4,050 - $3,980 range with no major changes in trading volume. In the last 24 hours, $7.1 billion worth of BTC changed hands across cryptocurrency exchanges. Despite the lack of volatility among major cryptocurrencies, many smaller coins continue to display the wide swings the cryptocurrency market is (in)famous for.  Tezos has been on a tear this week, and continued to extend its momentum today as well. The token increased by almost 17% and is currently riding new 2019 highs.  Somewhat ironically, Ontology has surpassed NEO in market cap. ONT first existed as a NEP-5 token on the NEO blockchain before the Ontology mainnet launch ... read more
    Source: CoinCodexPublished on 2019-03-20By Jon Nielsen
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  • Vitalik Buterin says Ethereum needs 100,000 transactions per second
    It is being reported by The Daily Hodl that Vitalik Buterin recently did an interview with Abra CEO Bill Barhydt. During the discussion, Buterin discussed four issues Ethereum needs addressed and how they can be resolved. Those issues are scalability, privacy, useability and security. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-03-20
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  • Bitcoin’s hash rate records 4-month high as confidence in BTC mining grows
    Bitcoin’s [BTC] growth received a major boost, after its hash rate recorded its highest level in 4 months, on 19 March. According to data released by Blockchain.com, Bitcoin’s hash rate data surged to 52 quintillion hashes per second. The hash rate last reached similar levels in November, when the hash rate crossed the 54 quintillion mark. The highest hash rate ever recorded was around 62 quintillion hashes per second, in August 2018. Bitcoin Hash Rate graph | Source: Blockchain Bitcoin mining is an important aspect of the token’s crypto ecosystem, and Bitcoin’s hash rate is the computation of Bitcoin miners’ performances. The hash rate measures the performance and efficiency of miners who secure the crypto network. Higher the hash rate, more the number of resources required to successfully mine Bitcoin. Hash rate is a crucial indication of the mining community’s sentiment. Rising hash rate implies that there is a build up of confidence in the miner’s minds, indicating a more secured Bitcoin network. Rising hash rate also indicates that more and more miners are joining the network. The present rise in Bitcoin’s hash rate suggests a completely different story than the one last year, when a lot of miners quit ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-03-20By Biraajmaan Tamuly
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