• Search Engine for Prediction Markets Acquired by Veil
    Veil, a venture-backed startup recently acquired Predictions. Veil co-founder has mentioned in a mail that by far Prediction has been the most utilized and most known third-party-developed Augur product. Augur being a decentralized protocol on ethereum blockchain platform enables investors and users to form predictions around anything in the market. About two weeks ago the Augur network was launched which created an unexpected surge in the REP price. The system was expected to address and be a solution for many concerns related to the Augur prediction markets. Prediction lists all the 388 open betting markets which are run on Augur (so far). In 2015 Augur was built with an ICO. But other than the advantages of the protocol, Augur is quite technically demanding when it comes to the use whereas Veil is more sporting user interface that makes it more comfortable and fast to use and place bets on the topics which are limited. During the launch of the Augur product, Veil mentioned that it had undertaken funding round from some of the financial investors that include Sequoia Capital and 1confirmation. Using the Veil’s mainnet, markets included crypto-subordinates for BTC, REP and ZRX first bet on which film will win ... read more
    Source: CryptoNewsZPublished on 2019-02-18By Roxanne Williams
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  • CFTC’s Request for Comments on Ethereum Prompts Responses from Crypto Heavyweights
    U.S. regulatory agency Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking feedback on Ethereum from the public, and the initiative has garnered responses from notable companies and figures in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. ErisX calls for ETH futures The CFTC says it is interested in both Ethereum as a technology as well the state of ETH markets. Upcoming cryptocurrency exchange ErisX, for example, advocated for regulated Ethereum futures contracts:  “ErisX believes that the introduction of a regulated futures contract on Ether (“ETH”) would have a positive impact on the growth and maturation of the market for Ether, as well as the Ethereum Network (“Ethereum”) more broadly.” This is not too surprising, since ErisX plans to offer futures trading on the exchange that’s poised to launch later in 2019.  Coinbase and Ethereum development studio Consensys also provided their answers to some of the CFTC’s most pressing questions about Ethereum and its markets. Craig Wright chimed in as well Craig Wright, who is (in)famous for his claims of being the person behind the Satoshi Nakamoto pseudonym, also shared his thoughts on Ethereum with the CFTC. In the introduction of his letter, Wright once again claimed to be Satoshi ... read more
    Source: CoinCodexPublished on 2019-02-18By Peter Wind
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  • Betonline Review : Find a Quick Way to Betonline Sportsbook
    BetOnline Reviews Website – BetOnline.ag Launched in 2004 Licensed & Regulated in Panama Email – [email protected] Telephone – 1-888-426-3661 QUICK NAVIGATION  What is BetOnline? How to Place a Bet in BetOnline? Types of Bets Offered BetOnline Promotions and Rewards Programs Payouts Take a look at any list of USA’s best gambling or betting site and you are bound to see BetOnline occupying one of the top ranks. They have been active for more than a decade and have an excellent reputation among sports bettors. Well, let’s see the big picture of the website and more… What is BetOnline? The website was established in the year of September 2004. BetOnline is a privately introduced online gambling company providing casino games, sports betting, and wagering on horse racing. The company’s CEO is Eddie Robbins III. Back in 2006, Casino City Press stated, BetOnline.com was one among the top 60 online sportsbooks, racebook, and betting exchanges, by overall traffic received. It uses various software providers for any gaming options, but mostly represented is the well-known BetSoft line of casino software.  Thus, BetOnline is considered one of the most popular gambling sites for US ... read more
    Source: CoinpediaPublished on 2019-02-18By Q D
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  • You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter
    When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin tips via the lightning network. ... read more
    Source: CoindeskPublished on 2019-02-18By Alyssa Hertig
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  • XRP/USD Price Analysis: Flattened sideways movement of prices resumes
    XRP is currently the third-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap as per data obtained from CoinMarketCap after Ethereum took over XRP recently. However, it doesn’t seem like XRP is taking over Ethereum any time soon as the disparity between them has increased considerably. The price of XRP, at press time, was $0.3152, with a market cap of $12.74 billion. The 24-hour trading volume of XRP is at $592 million, and the major contributor is ZB.COM via trading pair XRP/BTC. 1-hour The uptrend for XRP ranges from $0.2952 to $0.3044, while the downtrend extends from $0.3334 to $0.3202. The support at $0.2928 is holding steady, but the resistance line at $0.3160 is currently being tested at the time of writing. The Parabolic SAR markers have spawned below the price candles, indicating a bullish presence in the one-hour time frame for XRP. The MACD indicator shows a bullish crossover which is still in play, and it also shows a probability of the lines crossing over to the bottom in a bearish crossover soon. The Awesome Oscillator shows the same trend as the MACD indicator as the green lines have run out of strength and red lines with decreasing highs are being formed, ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Akash Girimath
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  • Bitmain Unveils New 7nm ASIC Chip After Dismal 2018
    Bitmain Technologies has announced a new iteration of its 7-nanometer Bitcoin mining chip. The cryptocurrency mining hardware behemoth says the new and improved 7-nm chip offers greater energy efficiency for mining operations. More Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining The company announced the news in a blog post published on Monday (February 18, 2019), on its official blog. According to the statement, the new BM1397 chip offers faster and cheaper cryptocurrency mining. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Bitmain’s chip supplying contractor, manufactured the chip using the former’s 7nm FinFET process. Bitmain says its new class of 7-nm chips is designed for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash that use the SHA256 Proof-of-Work (PoW) mining algorithm. According to the company, the new mining processor provides significant improvements in power efficiency from the earlier 7-nm chips released in November 2018. An excerpt of the announcement reads: The new BM1397 chip requires lower power and can offer an energy consumption to computing ratio as low as 30J/TH. This is a 28.6 percent improvement in power efficiency in comparison with Bitmain’s previous 7nm chip, the BM1391. The post also revealed that new upgraded 7-nm chips would come as part of the proposed S17 and T17 ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2019-02-18By Osato Avan-Nomayo
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  • Ethereum Vs Litecoin Price Action – ETH Leads the Way for Top Cryptocurrencies
    Ethereum Daily Chart – Source: Tradingview.com Litecoin has acted as a leading indicator for other top cryptocurrencies in recent price action trading. However, over the weekend, Ethereum acted as a leading indicator as it broke bullishly from an ascending triangle pattern it had been forming. An ascending triangle is a bullish trend continuation pattern and increases the likelihood that price can break above the pattern. Ethereum 4-Hour Chart – Source: Tradingview.com Since breaking from the pattern, price continued to increase past its first major expected resistance level at $140. Price briefly met resistance at this point, but buyer momentum was strong enough for the price to break above quickly. Price is now meeting some resistance at $147, an important support and resistance point in prior trading. A break above this point would be extremely bullish for Ethereum and may lead the way for a price increase to $167. The break above the ascending triangle pattern and the break above resistance at $140 both acted as leading indicators to increases in Bitcoin yesterday. Ethereum has been the top performer over the past seven days for top cryptocurrencies with data from Messari showing that price has appreciated 18.47% over this time period. ... read more
    Source: BloktPublished on 2019-02-18By John Lee Quigley
    9 hours ago
  • Ethereum Technical Analysis: Battling For Control
    ETH / USD is bullish in the short-term with buyers looking to target the $166.00 level ETH / USD pair’s Medium-term outlook remains uncertain until a series of major upside levels are breached Ethereum has turned bullish against Bitcoin, with price now trading above the pair’s 200-day moving average for the first time since June 2018 Ethereum / USD Short-term price analysis   In the short-term, the ETH / USD pair is bullish after staging a breakout rally above the $125.00 resistance level. Buyers and sellers have been battling for control of the third largest cryptocurrency, with bulls now in control of price action and attempting to negate a head and shoulders pattern on the four-hour time frame. Traders should expect the bullish short-term bias in the ETH / USD pair to last while price trades above the $125.00 level, while the $116.00 level offers critical technical support below.     ETH / USD H4 Chart                                                                         (Source: TradingView)     Pattern Watch Traders should watch for the bearish head and shoulders pattern on the four-hour time frame to be invalidated if the recent rally extends towards the $166.00 resistance level.   MACD Indicator The ... read more
    Source: Crypto BriefingPublished on 2019-02-18By The Analyst Team
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  • nChain Employee Declares Himself Satoshi Nakamoto
    Craig Wright, a researcher at nChain, stated that he should be considered Satoshi Nakamoto, the developer of bitcoin, in response to a letter from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The message is published on the website of the department.   The Commission sent a request to Wright asking for a detailed explanation of the cryptocurrency mechanics. The employee of nChain provided information and wrote that he began developing the first cryptocurrency at the end of the last century, taking the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.   According to him, he had to hide his second name for a long time, and a large amount of false information around bitcoin and derived blockchain systems forced him to open up.   The developed system was aimed at eradicating fraudulent schemes, Wright stated. However, the incompetence of many individuals regarding blockchain, in his opinion, led to the emergence of false information and fake ICO projects.   However, Wright did not stop there. He wrote that the Ethereum network is basically a poorly executed copy of Bitcoin. According to him, Ethereum has already reached its limit, this network is used exclusively by unscrupulous firms, thereby deceiving the members of the crypto community who do ... read more
    Source: BlockspointPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Analyst: Despite 80% Drop Bitcoin Network is as Strong as Ever, Enduring Fundamentals
    Bitcoin (BTC) may be struggling price-wise, but an array of analysts claim that from a fundamental perspective, the cryptocurrency is stronger than ever. And while headlines have focused on impending institutional involvement, whether it be through Bakkt, Fidelity, ErisX, or otherwise, little attention has been drawn to Bitcoin’s network statistics. Interestingly, however, the latter set of fundamentals is where the meat is, so to speak. Bitcoin Mining Ecosystem Leading crypto trader Thrillmex, who also goes by Rampage, recently took to Twitter to issue a breakdown of Bitcoin’s pertinent network statistics, and what they indicate. The analyst noted that per Blockchain.com data, miners’ aggregate revenues, determined through the dollar cost per Bitcoin transaction (currently at $18), are reaching two-year lows. Moreover, the transaction fee facet of mining revenues has reached a five-year low, with Thrillmex even dubbing this chart “brutal.”
    Bitcoin miners revenue is hitting a near 2 year low. This also means that it's becoming super cheap to transact on the network again. Anyone remember the ridiculous fee's and long wait times to transact in late 2017? Thread /1 pic.twitter.com/XzKhex5kHq — 𝓡𝓪𝓶𝓹𝓪𝓰𝓮 (@Thrillmex) February 17, 2019 In spite of this, however, the ... read more
    Source: News BTCPublished on 2019-02-18By Nick Chong
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  • Ethereum [ETH]: $6 million worth of Ether aggregated into 53rd richest wallet address ahead of hardfork
    On February 17, 2019, a total of 41,905 Ether was transferred from a wallet to multiple wallets which were aggregated to a single wallet, making it the 53rd richest wallet. This transfer could be in preparation for the impending hardfork for Ethereum, which is right around the corner. Ethereum’s hardfork is something that has been debated, discussed and tweeted about as it is the most awaited upgrade on the Ethereum blockchain, which will try to solve the long-standing problems it has been facing. The hardfork, however, has been postponed two times and it is finally set to happen, hopefully, by the end of February. The wallet, 0x675a67b5deb3da888262338f17cdf342698e8d95 sent a total of 41,904.999643 Ether worth $5,848,261.75 [at press time] to 0x60d0cc2ae15859f69bf74dadb8ae3bd58434976b. The transaction which took place 17 hours ago [February 17, 2019, 04:21 UTC] cost only $0.02 [0.0001155 Ether] with a gas of 21,000. The transaction moved from the receiving wallet to two more wallets and ended up in wallet [0x07C62A47eBe0fa853Bb83375e488896CE71266Df], which is currently the 53rd richest wallet in the Ethereum ecosystem. Source: Etherscan.io The said wallet has a total of 184,132.66 Ether, which worth in excess of $25.54 million. Alternatively, it is equivalent to 6910.70 BTC or 82,493.5306 XRP. Moreover, the sender of the wallet had more ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Akash Girimath
    10 hours ago
  • Pompliano impressed: ‘CZ is an executor: he gets an idea, he gets it done’
    Chepicap had the chance to interview Anthony Pompliano during his short visit to Amsterdam. We discussed his price prediction for Bitcoin for 2019, his growing status of Bitcoin bull, the development of platforms such as Binance and what the launch of JPM Coin means for the cryptocurrency space. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Bank of Dhofar Successfully Adopts Ripple’s xRapid Platform
    Ripple’s platform for cross border payments has been adopted by many prominent financial institutions, across the world. The more secure, faster and cost effective alternative that Ripple has provided to the existing system of cross border payments is truly commendable. On the list of the banking institutions that have launched xRapid, is a new name which is the Bank of Dhofar, based in the Sultanate of Oman. This comes as no surprise, considering more and more banks in the UAE and Gulf region have been warming up to Ripple’s blockchain payment solutions. Navin Gupta, Managing Director, South Asia and MENA at Ripple, tweeted the following as a congratulatory message: “Congratulations! to Bank Dhofar – Live on Ripplenet. Now Non Resident Indians (NRIs) living in Oman can App money back home in real-time. #bankdhofar #ripplenet @Ripple” The announcement clearly indicated how glad the Bank of Dhofar is to be live on the RippleNet right now. This makes the Bank the first such financial institution in the Sultanate of Oman, and the surrounding region. With this collaboration underway, Bank of Dhofar will now be able to facilitate international and instant transfers through mobile banking. The Bank also offers a mobile banking app, ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-02-18By Sumedha Bose
    10 hours ago
  • Alert System Developed By Ethereum Classic
    After consistent mining activities conducted on the Ethereum Classic (ETC) system, the recently selected ETCCore developers’ team has created a device to pay special attention to suspicious activity on the platform. The essential instrument (which is accessible at ETCStatus.Live) used is displaying the dimension of risk depending on the block investigation and propagation trends. The Ethereum Classic system is 85% attackable by mining power from Nicehash, and the one-hour attack is hardly worth $4,031. The most significant risk involved in twofold spending is still for exchanges. This can increase the number of acceptance trusting they will just consider transactions as legal only after there is no twofold spending probability. Every recognition expands the opportunity that a transaction is legitimate. As per the recent news in the market, the ETC’s development team has come up with a new alert system which would help in finding out threats on the blockchain network. The chose Twitter to make the announcement of introducing a new alert system. It posted a post on Twitter announcing the new ETC alert system and that it is based on block analysis and propagation trends/behaviors, as we have already seen. The new alert system of ETC would help the blockchain ... read more
    Source: CryptoNewsZPublished on 2019-02-18By Roxanne Williams
    10 hours ago
  • Bitcoin vs Gold – Which Is A Better Asset To Store Your Wealth?
    Bitcoin is the most valuable cryptocurrency since its inception. Bitcoin’s reputation is due to the 2017 bearish run experienced in the crypto world where the market value hit an all-time high. To date, many still consider  Bitcoin as a viable investment for any cryptocurrency lover. Before ruling Bitcoin as the best cryptocurrency investment, it is essential to see how it fairs against other assets in its category. In this case, Bitcoin can be compared to gold, the most precious metal. In this guide, you will get a comprehensive analysis of properties that make gold and Bitcoin strategic investments. Furthermore, we have coverage of similarities between the two assets and how they stand out from one another. Evolution of Gold Over the years, gold has managed to establish itself as the most valuable form of money in any part of the globe. From ancient Egypt, Gold was used as money to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. In short, gold is the ultimate hedge in financial terms. Gold derives its success from history alongside some outstanding properties. The asset is limited, divisible, hard to destruct and almost impossible to produce counterfeits. According to ... read more
    Source: ZerocryptedPublished on 2019-02-18By Amisi Paul
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  • XRP Acceptance Reaches 40 Million Locations in 180 Countries
    Ripple’s XRP is gaining more acceptance, the cryptocurrency can now be used in over forty million locations, in one hundred and eighty countries. Even as most banks which are currently signed on to Ripple network are not using XRP, Ripple coverage has further pushed the acceptance of its native token. Recently a popular financial service company, Spend, announced that its app will enable XRP users to make payment via Spend Wallet, in 40 million locations and more than 180 countries. Crypto enthusiasts who use XRP can easily make payments in the digital currency across these locations using the Spend wallet.
    #XRP is now available on the #SpendApp. Buy/Sell $XRP with your bank account. Exchange XRP with all supported assets. Spend XRP at 40+ million locations with the Spend Wallet by instantly converting to fiat on the #Spend Visa Card!@Ripple @bgarlinghouse @chrislarsensf @JoelKatz pic.twitter.com/bv3LKtErhM — Spend.com (@SpendCard) February 16, 2019 Presently, Spend is working in connection with Visa to enable XRP users to send, receive and store over 16 digital currencies using the new Spend Visa Debit Card. When using this card, XRP is converted to fiat on the fly at a very low rate before spending. The card ... read more
    Source: ZyCryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Judith Riseshine
    10 hours ago
  • Bitmain announces the launch of next-generation 7nm ASIC chip
    Bitmain announces the launch of next-generation 7nm ASIC chip In an interesting development on Monday, crypto mining giant Bitmain announced its latest and next generation 7nm ASIC chip BM 1397, according to its official blog. As per the blog, the chip has been designed to achieve greater efficiency in performance, chip area and much-improved energy efficiency for mining cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin [BTC] and Bitcoin Cash [BCH] which currently use the SHA256 algorithm for their Proof of Work (PoW). This latest offering from the stable of Bitmain will consume less energy and it will be 26.8 percent improvement on its predecessor Bitmain’s previous 7nm chip, the BM1391. The team at Bitmain has worked diligently to cut down on costs and come up with a design that is meant to optimize its architecture, circuit, and economics associated with this new chip. This latest chip is made using TSMC’s 7nm FinFET process and is a major improvement on the last one. This latest BM 1397 is a testament to Bitmain’s expertise in chip design methodology and deep understanding of the most advanced semiconductor fabrication technologies. The blog further notes that this latest development is a testament to Bitmain’s on-going commitment to the development ... read more
    Source: BCFocusPublished on 2019-02-18By Rakesh Parashar
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  • Max Keiser on JP Morgan coin: “Epic failure according to the market”
    One of the best-known Bitcoin pioneers in the crypto Twitter space, Heisenberg Capital and Bitcoin capital founder Max Keiser has just taken the chance of the launch of what some are calling a “fake” cryptocurrency by JP Morgan, to remind those reading his tweetline that his previous prediction of BTC at $28,000 is still possible. ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Video: What’s New With NEO?
    Today’s Video Briefing covers another one of 2017’s biggest hits: NEO, formerly known as Antshares. While commonly regarded as Asia’s “Ethereum Killer,” the price drops over the past year look a lot more like a suicide. But, much like the hero of the Matrix, this cryptocurrency is hard to kill. There’s plenty of life left in this high-speed, enterprise-oriented ledger, as the community wraps up the latest NEODevCon in Seattle. So what’s the origin of NEO’s superpowers? Kiana explains some of the qualities of the Delegated-Byzantine Fault Tolerant Consensus model, which allows NEO to process transactions quickly with no mining and minimal fees. Those advantages gave NEO an early start to the scalability race, one likely to improve thanks to Trinity, NEO’s second-layer scaling solution. These features have attracted a big community of companies and developers, working on user-friendly solutions like decentralized storage and decentralized identities. But that might not be enough to stop NEO from getting mauled in the bear market, as the NEO/USD pair  struggles to build up bullish momentum. A strong push could see NEO push back into the double digits, or sink back to $5 lows. Does NEO have a chance at a new recovery, ... read more
    Source: Crypto BriefingPublished on 2019-02-18By Kiana Danial
    10 hours ago
  • JP Morgan Joins the Stable Coin Party, ETH, WAX, MOAC Feb. 18
    JP Morgan has become the first bank in the US to create its own cryptocurrency. The bank’s “JPM Coin” has been created on the blockchain and aims to replace technology such as wire transfers and international payments by providing faster settlement times. JP Morgan is the largest bank in the US and the move is highly ironic after the company’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, slammed Bitcoin in previous interviews. Dimon said in 2017 that Bitcoin was “a fraud” and that it would eventually blow up. The JPM coin will be issued on “Quorum”, which is an enterprise-focused version of Ethereum that was created by the bank and will only be available for business-to-business activity initially. The move by the Wall Street bank is a big vote of confidence for cryptocurrency and another confirmation of what I’ve said in the past:  On the surface, the traditional financial institutions have spread negativity and fear about cryptocurrencies, whilst in the background many are preparing their own offerings for the sector. Goldman Sachs was an investor in “Circle”, which bought the Poloniex exchange and introduced the USDC stablecoin. We also have two institutional platforms in the pipeline from Bakkt and Fidelity. Another move ... read more
    Source: BitratesPublished on 2019-02-18By Kevin George
    10 hours ago
  • Will the Crypto Community Torch Jamie Dimon?
    The $156 in bitcoin being passed via the "Lighting Torch" is a bigger deal than trillions in JPM Coins would be, writes Michael J. Casey. ... read more
    Source: CoindeskPublished on 2019-02-18By Michael J Casey
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  • Bitcoin [BTC] will be inadvertently adopted as the global reserve currency, says Anthony Pompliano
    Despite a largely bearish trend, Bitcoin has started to get some form of institutional support as well as promotion by esteemed financial personalities who have all been very vocal in their stance regarding Bitcoin’s supposed superiority over other coins. Anthony Pompliano, the founder of Morgan Creek Digital, recently tweeted after news of Bitcoin’s adoption in the South American continent broke. He tweeted: Source: Twitter Anthony Pompliano posted the tweet on the back of a major news report which said that Argentina and Paraguay had settled an export deal with each other through the assistance of Bitcoin transactions. According to the news report in question, Paraguay had bought chemical products like pesticides and fumigation accessories worth $7,100 from Argentina. The settlement of the deal was processed and paid for in Bitcoin and the virtual currency was later converted into Argentinian peso to settle accounts with Argentinian agricultural chemical exporters. Argentina then applied to Bitex — a Latin American financial services provider that supports Bitcoin payments, to further proceed with the transaction. Chief Marketing Officer at Bitex, Manuel Beaudroit, said that the company aims to make cross-border payments for export deals more fluent and efficient. He also stated that the financial services company ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Biraajmaan Tamuly
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  • What Would Happen If we Increase the Supply Limit of Bitcoin
    Bitcoin was introduced to the world as a truly decentralized financial ecosystem aided by the Blockchain technology. The pioneer of cryptocurrency started out with a zero value and reached a peak of $20k by December 2017. Many Bitcoin bashers and no coiners say that since the digital asset is not backed by any real-world entity, it’s a ticking bubble which might burst any day. However, those who understand the technology, the vision, and the cryptocurrency would tell you that the price of the Bitcoin is governed by the acceptance level, and the technology backing it. Apart from that the limited supply of 21 million Bitcoin brings in the scarcity factor which also drives the prices up. Now, a proposal has been put forward to increase the upper supply limit of Bitcoin and the reasoning for the same is to end the monopoly of mining sector which has been overtaken by mining farms who have the resources to run multiple high-grade mining rigs. Let us look at various aspects of the Bitcoin and why increasing the upper limit could hamper the Bitcoin blockchain could be a bad idea. You May Also Read; Why Bitcoins Are So Valuable?  Various Issues That ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-02-18By Prashant Jha
    10 hours ago
  • EnjinX Set to Become an Etherscan for Mainstream Audience
    CoinSpeaker EnjinX Set to Become an Etherscan for Mainstream Audience One of the issues that today exist in the sphere of cryptocurrencies is that quite often they are not easily accessible for a mainstream audience. The peculiarities of their usage and some difficulties associated with it remain the main barrier for many people to join the industry. While more and more firms and organizations are exploring the emerging technology, blockchain companies should focus not only on the development of highly innovative products for institutional and corporate clients but also on the creation of easy-to-use platforms for masses. EnjinX Platform Bearing this idea in mind, the team behind EnjinX has made browsing token data much easier than ever before. This new Ethereum blockchain explorer that was launched on December 27 is designed to facilitate access to blockchain data for a wide audience. Even if a person has no cryptocurrency experience and has never used any blockchain explorers before, an intuitive Google-like interface of EnjinX will make all the things clear. Moreover, the team is planning to expand the opportunities of the platform and add support for ERC-1155 and ERC-721. It is said that such a move will contribute to blockchain adoption ... read more
    Source: CoinspeakerPublished on 2019-02-18By Julia Sakovich
    10 hours ago
  • Litecoin is Keeping its Movement Positive With 8% Run
    A P2P powered cryptocurrency Litecoin is a decentralized currency run on the open source platform. It was launched in 2011 and was one of the earliest altcoins in the crypto market. It is very much similar to Bitcoin. This Litecoin is showing an impressive growth in the market when the rest of the currencies are getting hampered by the bearish market trend. Litecoin has been running at a progressing rate of 8 percent, leaving key cryptocurrencies behind. The market worth of Litecoin has gone beyond 46$. When Litecoin is showing hopes to the market, Bitcoin is reacting with a flat trend. Since the moment Litecoin is surged by 30 percent is has stimulated a wave of hope and excitement in the market and has caused a widespread (but brief) digital asset rally. Since Litecoin has gone beyond the worth of $3,700, it has been traded within the window of 3600s and has not shown any sign of a breakout. At the time of writing, BTC was showing a rare performance in the market with 0.00% movement. Just like Bitcoin, rest of the altcoins are performing flat too, except LTC, which is continuing its run and overtaking its own performance seen ... read more
    Source: CryptoNewsZPublished on 2019-02-18By Roxanne Williams
    10 hours ago
  • EXCLUSIVE – Pomp is “50% sure Bitcoin will close 2019 below $5000”
    Anthony Pompliano, founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital Assets, thinks there is a 50 percent chance that Bitcoin will close 2019 below $5000. Pomp said this during an interview with Chepicap in Amsterdam.  ... read more
    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
    11 hours ago
  • Ripple Ties Up With IIT Bombay For Their University Blockchain Research Initiative
    We had previously reported about Ripple’s growing list of partners in its University Blockchain Research Initiative [UBRI]. The platform is determined to promote greater awareness and understanding regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. With already 17 prestigious international educational institutions on board, Ripple has recently reached out to Indian Institution of Technology Bombay, one of the premier institutions for tech in India, with a collaboration request. On that note, Ripple Labs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIT-B. According to this undertaken agreement, the collaboration between the two will enable the creation of a center of excellence, which shall be tasked with promoting academic research, innovation and technical growth in the field of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and other digital payments. IIT-B is thrilled with this new collaboration. Prof. Devang V. Khakhar, Director of the institution said: “The partnership will enable our faculty and students with novel opportunities for research and technology development in blockchain and cryptocurrency which will add value to the global blockchain ecosystem as well as emerging fields like FinTech. We look forward to the fruits of the collaboration in terms of the advancement of high-quality research and development”. The MoU was signed by Prof. Khakhar and from ... read more
    Source: BTC WiresPublished on 2019-02-18By Sumedha Bose
    11 hours ago
  • What Caused So Many Investors to Turn to Bitcoin in 2017?
    Bitcoin (BTC) has been growing increasingly popular in recent years, especially in the last two. About five weeks ago, the coin celebrated its 10th birthday, however, while it has been an entire decade of its existence, it was basically unknown to anyone who is not a particularly interested in new technologies. This all changed in 2017, when Bitcoin’s price skyrocketed from $1,000 to $20,000, making it the biggest trend of the year. Suddenly, the entire world heard of its name, and cryptocurrencies finally got their place under the spotlight. Investors continued to arrive at the crypto space, cash was flowing, hundreds of new coins emerged, and more optimistic analysts predicted Bitcoin’s price going even higher, potentially reaching $50,000, $100,000, and more. However, as we know today, it was not to last. 2018 was barely a few weeks in when the market crashed, the prices started dropping, and investors started selling. The profits were quickly lost for anyone who did not cash out in time, and these days, Bitcoin’s price sits at around $3,812. The crash reminded everyone that cryptocurrencies remain as volatile as ever and that they still pose a risk for investors. But, people already knew this, so why ... read more
    Source: Global Coin ReportPublished on 2019-02-18By iBankCrypto
    11 hours ago
  • KuCoin Crypto Exchange To Launch New Version Of Platform
    KuCoin crypto exchange announced the suspension of its work and maintenance before upgrading the platform to version 2.0. Information about this is published on the website of the exchange.   The update began on the night of February 17-18, the technical works will take about 14 hours. Based on the company's announcement, the new version of the platform will enable customers to conduct safer and more efficient trading.   Version 2.0 will support more orders, while its work will become more stable, the interface will be improved. Users should also expect further changes.   The exchange warns its customers that they will not have access to their accounts during technical works, they will not be able to trade and perform any other functions. All funds will be safe during the update.   Pending orders will remain unchanged regardless of price fluctuations. When the update is completed, customers will have half an hour to cancel previously placed orders in order to avoid losses from price volatility.   KuCoin announced the platform update in the fall of 2018 after receiving an investment of $20 million. According to CoinMarketCap, the crypto exchange was 84th in terms of daily trading volume ($6.2 million) on ... read more
    Source: BlockspointPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • Institutional Investor Adviser Says Crypto Is Worth Considering
    Pension and endowment consultants Cambridge Associates says cryptocurrencies are worth considering as an investment, particularly with a long-term view. Bloomberg quotes a research note published by the firm today: “Despite the challenges, we believe that it is worthwhile for investors to begin exploring this area today with an eye toward the long term. Though these investments entail a high degree of risk, some may very well upend the digital world.” Cambridge Associates recommend that clients take a substantial amount of time in order to explore and learn about the cryptocurrency space before deciding whether to invest or not. They note that there are different ways of investing in cryptocurrency, ranging from venture funds to directly purchasing cryptocurrencies on an exchange. The firm also said that despite the massive decline in cryptocurrency prices throughout 2018, they see that the cryptocurrency industry is “developing, not faltering”. Last week, we wrote about two public pension funds investing in a $40 million cryptocurrency venture fund created by Morgan Creek. The fund primarily invests in equity in cryptocurrency and blockchain companies, but a certain percentage of the fund could also directly invest into digital assets.  Other institutions that have invested in the cryptocurrency ... read more
    Source: CoinCodexPublished on 2019-02-18By Peter Wind
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  • Bitcoin Cash [BCH]: Roger Ver promises to sell his Bitcoins if the block size drops to 300KB
    The debate around the block size of Bitcoin has long been a contentious topic for the Bitcoin community and has even led to divisive hardforks, with Bitcoin Cash [BCH] and Bitcoin [SV] being prominent examples. Luke Dashjr, a Bitcoin Core Developer who recently fronted the idea of a decrease in Bitcoin [BTC] block size to 300KB, has sparked a heated debate in the community, leading to several influencers vehemently voicing their opinion. He tweeted, “There is never any guarantee. We need to reduce the block size just to have a *realistic hope* of it remaining feasible and *becoming practical again*. The blockchain is *already* bigger than most people are willing to tolerate, and the situation is getting worse and worse.” Bitcoin Jesus, Roger Ver, CEO of Bitcoin.com and major BCH proponent recently stated his opposition to Dashjr’s proposal on the latest episode of Bitcoin.com on YouTube. Ver was noticeably opposed to Dashjr’s 300 KB idea and even stated that he would go as far as dumping his held Bitcoins if this proposal was implemented. In the video, Roger Ver went on to say, “I really really hope that Luke Jr. and all these other guys lower the BTC block size ... read more
    Source: AMB CryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Aakash Athawasya
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  • QuadrigaCX transactions tied to dark web, says research
    QuadrigaCX transactions tied to dark web, says research New research cites that numerous transactions from QuadrigaCX cold wallets were traced back to dark market websites. The research argued that the controversial exchange acted as a front company to convert illicit cryptocurrencies into clean cryptocurrencies. The research analyzed five of the exchange’s cold wallets. “These cold wallets are associated with a significant amount of criminal activity. This criminal activity includes but is not limited to; dark markets, child pornography, fraud, identity theft, hacking, blackhat services, drug trafficking, and human trafficking,” reads the research. The research added that there were no middlemen between the operator of the cold wallets and the sender/recipient of the funds associated with these transactions. There hardly any legal transactions in some of the cold wallets. The research found that QuadrigaCX obtained funds from several illegal sources. The exchange not knowing of these illegal transactions is “implausible”. The exchange was either manually initiating these deposits or they gave their cold wallet addresses to customers who deposited cryptocurrencies to the wallets. Like any other money laundering practice, these funds were mixed with other transactions to prevent people from tracking their origin. Customer funds for criminal activities “QuadrigaCX received tens ... read more
    Source: BCFocusPublished on 2019-02-18By Priyanka
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  • BigTech vs. FinTech: Whom Financial Institutions Should Fear More?
    CoinSpeaker BigTech vs. FinTech: Whom Financial Institutions Should Fear More? While currently the speed of FinTech development is extremely high, financial institutions view it as its most serious rival. But is it really so? Or maybe being afraid of this sector they just don’t notice another, even a more significant threat? The recent research has revealed that well-established tech companies (BigTech) potentially could have a stronger impact on the profitability of financial institutions.  BigTech and FinTech Monitoring Having conducted a monitoring of the influence that BigTech companies and FinTech startups may have on the work of banks and traditional financial institutions, the Financial Stability Board has made a conclusion that the first-mentioned group of entities may be much more powerful in this aspect. The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is established with a view coordinate at the international level the work of financial authorities and standard-setting bodies to ensure effective regulatory, supervisory and other financial sector policies. That’s why one of its tasks is to analyze the current state of the industry and try to foresee what challenges it can face with in the future. Though the policy-making body positively welcomes the improvements that FinTech startups bring to the market and how ... read more
    Source: CoinspeakerPublished on 2019-02-18By Julia Sakovich
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  • Is Ethereum Still Searching For Its Bottom?
    The crypto space has mostly been seeing drops in value during the last 30 days, and it was clear that the bear market of 2018 still has enough energy to cause further damage in this year as well. Most coins occasionally felt a slight growth, although it was not big enough to spark a real rally and shake off the bears. When it comes to Ethereum, the coin has been dropping continuously since January 10th. ETH experienced high volatility ever since it broke down a $180 support on November 14th, 2018. A small rally starting on December 15th started taking ETH back up, although the highest it managed to reach since then was $159.58 on January 6th, 2019. Since then, the coin’s price entered another free fall, although it never dropped below $100 since then. The coin seemingly found some stability in the final days of January, when it was trading at around $119, although another drop followed in the first days of February, and Ethereum nearly dropped to $100 on February 6th. Chart courtesy of TradingView However, February 8th brought a new surge which affected the entire crypto market, bringing the coin’s price back to $144.15, which is its ... read more
    Source: Global Coin ReportPublished on 2019-02-18By iBankCrypto
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  • Shift Financial to End Crypto-to-Debit Service: All Coinbase-Linked Bitcoin Debit Cards to be Deactivated in April
    Shift Financial, the company that launched the Shift Card cryptocurrency debit card services in the United States - is all set to exit the markets in April 2019 ... read more
    Source: CryptoGroundPublished on 2019-02-18By Aditya Worah
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  • Ethereum mining rewards down to their lowest level since the start
    Cryptocurrency miners solve complex equations to earn rewards in the form of Crypto. Ethereum miners solve complex equations and thus they earn rewards in the form of newly generated Ether. However a quick analysis of Ethereum’s blockchain through Etherscan and Etherscan released data reveals that Ether rewards are at their lowest level in Ethereum’s existence. On average, around 20 000 Ether was created daily throughout December 2018. Mid February, Ethereum is creating around 13,350 Ether per day, down from the all-time high of 39 000 in July 2015. Etherscan revealed that the reason for the decrease in Ether creation is the recent increase in Ethereum’s mining difficulty. Ethereum is moving forward with Constantinople The difficulty bomb is also called the Ethereum ice age, because it’s the mechanism that increases the Proof of Work (PoW) mining difficulty and decreases the Ether rewards per block. The reason for this implementation is to prevent miners from continuing their mining the Ethereum blockchain after they switch to the long awaited Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm. The whole Ethereum community is waiting for Proof-of-Stake, but PoS algorithm has been delayed multiple times. This in turn delayed the difficulty bomb through forks ... read more
    Source: CoinstakerPublished on 2019-02-18By Peio Purlev
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    Source: ChepicapPublished on 2019-02-18
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  • What makes Blockchain unique and secure?
    What is Blockchain? In the most accessible terms, Blockchain can be depicted as a data structure that holds value-based records and ensuring security, transparency, and decentralization. You can likewise consider it a chain or documents stored in the types of blocks which are constrained by no single authority. A blockchain is a distributed ledger that is entirely open to any and everybody on the system. When data is stored on a blockchain, it is incredibly hard to change or adjust it. Every transaction on a blockchain is verified with a digital signature that demonstrates its authenticity. Because of the utilization of encryption and digital signatures, the information stored on the blockchain is carefully protected and cannot be changed. Blockchain technology enables all the network members to reach an understanding, ordinarily known as agreement. Every one of the information stored on a blockchain is recorded carefully and has a typical history which is accessible for all the network members. Thus, the odds of any illegal activity or duplication of a transaction is eliminated without the need of a mediator. A blockchain can be described as a chain of blocks that contain information or data. Regardless of being discovered before, the popular ... read more
    Source: CryptoNewsZPublished on 2019-02-18By Scott Cook
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  • Two of the Most Promising Cryptocurrencies to Trade this Week
    The cryptocurrency market seems to be back on track along with the bullish tides that have been flooding the market since the past 24hrs. Tokens and coins have been taking an upsurge for most of the day, with market capitalization and trading volume exploding from side to side. However, it all begins and end in the hands of traders and investors, as such, the need for careful introspection and analysis is necessary for traders to make more informed trading decisions, one of which includes the possibility of leveraging the current bullish trend, whether long or short term, in the most valuable way to attain gains. This week, with significant factors such as stability and trading volume, the altcoins are showing themselves most promising. More precisely, EOS and Maker having been two of the most stable coins are best players for trading this week. EOS EOS, one of the highest gainer in the cryptocurrency market had been going back and forth with LTC since last week as both coins tied and surpassed each other with market capitalization. Not only has EOS broken out of the $2 mark, but EOS is also up by 15.28% with a trading price of $3.24. ... read more
    Source: ZyCryptoPublished on 2019-02-18By Adrian Klent
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    Looking for a crypto exchange or want to learn more about how the crypto exchange works? Here we bring you detailed Bibox exchange review. How does it work? Is this exchange good for you? if yes, then how? We will answer all your questions in our deep extensive review of the platform. Bibox Review Quick Navigation : What is Bibox Features of Bibox How to Trade? Bibox Fees and Security Latest Updates and Announcements Latest News What is Bibox Bibox cryptoexchange came into existence in 2017, in China. The exchange is said to be founded by employees of companies such as Binance, OKCoin and Huobi (top cryptocurrency exchanges in china). This is one of the reason to trust this exchange, because of  such quality minds behind the platform. Despite only starting in 2017, Bibox has been very popular and is already generating an outstanding amount of trading volume. With a 24 hrs volume of  $415,178,863, It ranks 15th in Coimarketcap. Currently, the exchanges have built operating centers in the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Estonia, and more countries and regions to serve its users more. Similar to Binance,  Bibox has its own token that will help you to ... read more
    Source: CoinpediaPublished on 2019-02-18By David
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