• Stablecoin Mania Continues as Binance Adds Multiple Trading Pairs with TUSD
    Stablecoins have been the buzzword throughout the second half of 2018 and now with volatility coming back to crypto markets, their use across exchanges has just shot up. To capture this demand and provide more stablecoin options to its user, Binance has announced that it would be adding multiple trading pairs with TUSD starting December 7, 2018 Binance adds third stablecoin pair in less than a month The demand for stablecoin is just increasing and Binance is doing every bit to provide the best options available to its customers.  In over a past month, the leading crypto exchange has added multiple stablecoins and its equivalents pairs to fulfill the growing demand from its customers. In yet another attempt to meet this demand, Binance has announced that it will be adding trading pairs with TUSD as a quote asset into the USDⓈ Trading Market/Tab starting December 7, 2018, 10:00 AM (UTC).  The pairs that will be available for trading TUSD include BNB/TUSD, BTC/TUSD, ETH/TUSD, XRP/TUSD, EOS/TUSD, and XLM/TUSD. The announcement further states that the existing TUSD/BNB, TUSD/BTC, TUSD/ETH trading pairs will be removed and delisted at 2018/12/08 10:00 AM (UTC). All existing orders in each order book will also be canceled at ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-06By Nilesh Maurya
    6 months ago
  • Top Exchange Binance Announces ‘SAFU’ Hackathon, Conference in Singapore
    ‘SAFU’ Hackathon and conference: Binance announces its first ‘Blockchain Week’ in Singapore ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Max Yakubowski
    6 months ago
  • Researchers Find Hundreds of Pump and Dump Scams, Make Algorithm
    Workers at Imperial College London find that an average of two such scams happen every day. ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2018-12-06By Simon Golstein
    6 months ago
  • Zhang Shoucheng, Founder of Blockchain VC Firm Danhua Capital Died at 55
    Reports reveal that in fight of depression, professor Zhang Shoucheng who was the founder of blockchain VC firm Danhua Capital died at 55. Besides, an award-winning professor of physics at Standford University, Zhang was also a founding chairman of Danhua Capital. As per the Chinese report, Zhang had attended the meeting a day before incident which has happened on December 01, 2018. However, the cause of death is not released yet but the family has reported that he was suffering from depression for a long time but the local police closed the case by declaring it ‘a suicide’. Danhua Capital and Blockchain Projects It is a venture capital firm which is based in California and assisting tech startups through funding in their early stages. Danhua Capital was established in the year 2013 with an array of ideas including big data, AI, robotics, virtual reality and more. Within a less span of time, the firm appeared to be among the names of major blockchain projects such as Zilliqua, NEO, Aelf, and Ontology. Moreover, in Mid 2018, DHVC has also tied up with OPEN Platform which claimed to be the first decentralized payment gateway for applications and online transactions powered by blockchain ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-06By Tabassum
    6 months ago
  • ‘Hope Coin’: The Story of Malaysia’s Crypto Political Fundraising Platform
    An ICO that was designed to fund Malaysian political opposition is now striving for official status ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Kirill Bryanov
    6 months ago
  • Bitwise Launches Bitcoin, Ethereum Beta Funds to ‘Capitalize’ on Market Downturn
    Digital asset manager Bitwise has launched two new beta funds for Bitcoin and Ethereum, both pitched as an opportunity for investors to “capitalize” on the bear market ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet
    6 months ago
  • Blockchain and Crypto in the Labor Market: Overview of Salaries, Taxes and the Most In-Demand Jobs
    “Half-a-million-dollar job” and “insane packages”: How much are blockchain specialists paid today and is the demand for their skills as high as before? ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Julia Magas
    6 months ago
  • How Crypto Incentives Work, Explained
    Incentivization has played role in driving the crypto world forward. Let’s take a look at the common tools used to reward miners, validators and everyday users ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Connor Blenkinsop
    6 months ago
  • Zcoin Moves Against ASIC Monopoly With Merkle Tree Proof
    The new mining algorithm is said to negate the monetary advantage of using a specialised machine. ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2018-12-06By Simon Golstein
    6 months ago
  • Huobi Gains Gibraltar DLT License, Plans Global Exchange Rollout in 2019
    Gibraltar license will see Huobi follow in the footsteps of the increasing number of crypto exchanges launching international platforms ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By William Suberg
    6 months ago
  • Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity Quadruples Since November
    Lightning Network continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with capacity now topping 460 BTC, and a reported 16,000+ channels. Lightning Network Sees Accelerating Growth It feels like Lightning Network (LN), bitcoin’s energetic, frugal young apprentice, is in the news every other week. Certainly, LN is regularly breaking fresh milestones, although to be fair, there are multiple criteria to measure by. Last month alone saw the network top 4,000 nodes and then explode in capacity to over $2 million value of bitcoin. Though the value of bitcoin has since fallen, in terms of BTC the capacity has nevertheless continued to rise. According to data from p2sh.info, it had reached 460 BTC at press time. The number of open channels has also continued to rise, breaking 16,500, while nodes have increased to 4300+. Humble Beginnings This is all pretty impressive for the young upstart, which Blockstream launched on MainNet back in January with around 50 nodes. Its first two weeks of life saw 4 BTC of capacity added to the network, and growth has continued exponentially from there. The current capacity has prompted excited claims of 10,000% growth since this point. Although we must remember that the growth of anything ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2018-12-06By Emilio Janus
    6 months ago
  • Gazprombank to Launch Crypto Trading Service in Mid-2019
    The Russian bank's Swiss division is working with Avaloq and Metaco to provide crypto asset services to its customers ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2018-12-06By David Kimberley
    6 months ago
  • 6000 Cryptocurrency Laundering Cases Underlined by Japan Police From January to October 2018
    The illegal use of cryptocurrency is often a topic of conversation these days. As reported by the officials from Japan, there were nearly 6000 cases suspected within a period of 10 months that are linked to the case of cryptocurrency laundering. On Thursday, the report has been revealed that these 6000 cases from January 2018 to October 2018 is higher than 669 cases reported from April 2017 to December 2017. Japan appears top among countries, regulating crypto matters with various frameworks and the actual execution seems working now. With the set plans, country’s cryptocurrency exchanges are also supporting legal watchdogs to perform their duties by reporting suspicious trading activities. National Police Agency stated that; “We have seen some large-scale cryptocurrency thefts, and operators are believed to be scrutinizing transactions more rigorously,” Since the regulation across crypto matter is quite difficult compared to other financial transaction, National Public Safety Commission said that cryptocurrency can be quickly transferred ‘in a highly anonymous manner’ and ‘0nce transactions gets abuse, tracking crypto is difficult’, adding that “regulations on the virtual currency are different in each country’. Reports of such abusive transactions revealed that the Japanese user of cryptocurrency exchange used to operate their accounts ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-06By Tabassum
    6 months ago
  • SBI Holdings, R3 Embark on ‘Joint Venture’ to Boost Corda Blockchain Use in Asia
    A publicity drive for R3’s Corda platform marks the latest blockchain expansion for Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By William Suberg
    6 months ago
  • US Dept. of Homeland Security Calls on Blockchain Startups for Anti-Forgery Solutions
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking blockchain-based to solutions from startups to prevent the forgery and counterfeiting of digital documents ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet
    6 months ago
  • Malta, Italy Issue Joint Warning Over Potential Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Exchange
    Potential unlicensed crypto exchange must stop serving citizens, say Italy and Malta regulators ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By William Suberg
    6 months ago
  • US Rep. Warren Davidson Working on Regulating Cryptos & ICOs under Asset Class
    Crypto friendly and Bitcoin bull, US Representative of Ohio, Warren Davidson recently announced a bill that will create another asset class and in turn regulate cryptos and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and have them exempt from the securities law.      Getting Tokenized Assets Exempt from Securities Law According to the local Ohio news source, at the four-day blockchain event in Cleveland, US Representative Warren Davidson introduced a bill and discussed his plans to regulate cryptos and ICOs through the federal government. This move would take bitcoin and cryptocurrencies a big step towards clarity to US crypto regulation and getting them legalized. This plan could create an asset class for digital currencies. This, in turn, would prevent them from being classified as securities. Davidson didn’t reveal the details but the proposed legislation will be introduced “soon”, who said at the event, “What this does for entrepreneurs is it gives people an ability to raise capital a different way.” Security Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently trying to crack down on and curb the fraudulent offerings in the market. Meanwhile, SEC is setting up a new division to work with financial tech companies planning to launch ICOs. “What this does for entrepreneurs is ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-06By Anjali Tyagi
    6 months ago
  • “Making Fast Progress”, Vitalik Buterin on Ethereum Scaling Problem
    While Ethereum price is fast losing its value, having dropped about 54 percent in a month, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin says its scalability is making fast progress as the team is working on the beacon chain and shard data chains. Ethereum 2.0: The Beacon Chain, Shard Data Chains Ethereum has lost about 54 percent of its value in a month having tanked from $220 in early November to its current price of $103. Since its peak at about $1,400, Eth has lost over 92 percent of its value. With a market cap of $10.7 billion, Ethereum is currently at the 3rd spot while managing the daily trading volume of more than $2 billion. ETH 1 month price chart, Source: Coinmarketcap As the developments on Ethereum Network are getting slowed down and its competitors gaining steam, Ethereum enthusiasts are looking for updates as one Twitter user asked Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin, “We really need Ethereum to scale. Hope you are working hard for it.” In response, Vitalik ensures, The Github repository shared by Vitalik covers Ethereum specifications 2.0 that discusses “design rationale and proposed changes can be brought up and discussed as issues.” It is currently divided into two ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-06By Anjali Tyagi
    6 months ago
  • Department of Homeland Security Turns Attention to Monero, Zcash
    Can anonymous cryptocurrencies survive the American internal security services? ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2018-12-06By Simon Golstein
    6 months ago
  • Denmark Has Over 1,500 Restaurants That Accept Bitcoin
    Strapped for cash with a bad case of the munchies? You’re in luck. If you live in Denmark, that is. You can now use your bitcoins again at Hungry.dk to order online takeaway from over 1,500 restaurants. Denmark may be more famous for its pastries and its Vikings, but it seems the small Northern European country is breaking new terrain once again, just like its ancestors prior. There aren’t all that many places that allow you to buy food with bitcoin and it’s not often that much of an incentive since you could end up losing out big time when the market goes up. But still, it’s nice to know that there are companies blazing the trail for virtual currencies to use as a form of payment–and people who actually want to use their bitcoins in this way. Buying with Bitcoins on Hungry.dk Since 2014 Actually, the fact that Hungry.dk accepts bitcoin payments isn’t really new since they were offering the service as far back as 2014 (light years when it comes to cryptocurrency evolution). However, as explained to Bitcoinist by a Hungry.dk representative: We have accepted Bitcoins as a payment method for quite some time. We decided to ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2018-12-06By Christina Comben
    6 months ago
  • International Crypto Standards: Will They Come From the Community or Governments?
    International standards for crypto are on their way, but they may not stop government regulation ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Simon Chandler
    6 months ago
  • Crypto in 2018: The Year in Hacks
    Eleven of the largest hacks of the past five years took place in the first half of 2018. ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2018-12-06By Rachel McIntosh
    6 months ago
  • Saudi Arabia’s ICD Bank Announces Blockchain Powered Islamic Banking Solutions
    The Saudi media reported that the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) is planning to develop sharia-compliant blockchain product. ICD’s plan of rolling financial products powered by blockchain is to enable Islamic banks to manage their liquidity needs. With the proposed plan for developing blockchain solutions for an Islamic bank, ICD has already incorporated an agreement with I-FinTech Solutions (IFTS), a Tunis-based company. ICD is a branch of Islamic Development Bank Group which claim that the product penned with IFTS is solely designed to attempt liquidity management issues. The first blockchain product in a row seems like RippleNet solutions by Ripple Lab Inc., however, the report further called it a ’real-time platform’. On top of all, it aims at streamlining the real-time transactions, eradicating any kind of inter-banking issues between banks and making it in-compliance with Sharia laws. By employing the disruptive technology, the product can better perform financial activities whilst keeping everything transparent and traceable. Nevertheless, ICD claims that this product is built to condense the total transaction times while assuring less cost of financial and commercial transactions at the same time. Ayman Sejiny, ICD CEO says that; “IT will always play an important role ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-06By Tabassum
    6 months ago
  • TechFinancials Buys Blockchain-Based Ticketing Software Footies
    TechFinancials continues to diversify its business with M&A, sets eyes on sports ... read more
    Source: Finance MagnatesPublished on 2018-12-06By Victor Golovtchenko
    6 months ago
  • Over One Third of German Big Business Finds Blockchain Tech as Impactful as Internet
    According to a new survey, over one third of larger German companies think blockchain can “change society and the economy as much as the Internet” ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Markus Kasanmascheff
    6 months ago
  • Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume
    A recent study by Imperial College London claims that pump and dump scams account for $7 million in month trade volume, but can be spotted with machine learning ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
    6 months ago
  • Report: Number of Routers Affected by Crypto Malware Doubled Since August, Reaching 415K
    The number of MikroTik routers affected by cryptojacking malware may have reached as high as 415,000, a cybersecurity researcher claims ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Ana Berman
    6 months ago
  • Digital Natural Selection
    Just as the recent slide in crypto and tech stocks has put pressure on investors, it is also testing the business models of tech businesses across the board.  When the system is flush with cash it’s much easier for entrepreneurs and investors to test ideas, but when the money starts tightening up, market prices fall, and business models start getting tested. On Monday evening, the main team responsible for developing Ethereum Classic (a spinoff of Ethereum) announced that they will be closing operations. This follows announcements from the crypto social site Steemit and the adult entertainment site Spankchain that they will be laying off a large portion of their staff. For the FAANG stocks, the recent tech rout is currently putting pressure on Wall Street’s perennial darlings to start delivering on great expectations. Fear not though. This new age version of Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’ theory is a natural part of economic cycles and development and can actually provide great opportunities for those brave enough to take a contrarian view. In fact, if we look past the specific examples above and consider the overall data, we can notice that job growth (which is considered a leading indicator of market health) in both the tech sector and the crypto industry are rising ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2018-12-06By Bitcoinist
    6 months ago
  • US Crypto Exchange Coinbase Adds Support for Zcash on Retail Platform and Mobile Apps
    Coinbase has launched support for Zcash on its retail trading platform and on its Android and iOS apps ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-06By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
    6 months ago
  • Top Cryptocurrencies See Moderate Losses, Bitcoin Below $3,800
    All but one of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are in the red today. Bitcoin is down over 4 percent on the day and trading below $3,800 ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski
    6 months ago
  • Safe Automated Crypto Trading Software To Use
    A cloud trading software platform argues the public has the opportunity to benefit from crypto-market fluctuations by means of automated trading. According to Trade Santa team, its platform is “designed to automate simple strategies relied upon by thousands of traders around the world”. Santa bot is free-of-charge, and everyone, who does not want to monitor […] Source ... read more
    Source: CryptocurrencyGuide.orgPublished on 2018-12-05By CCG
    6 months ago
  • Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Stellar, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, TRON, Monero: Price Analysis, Dec. 5
    As expert opinions vary over Bitcoin’s future at the end of the year, what is the outlook for different coins in the short term? Let’s consult the charts ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Rakesh Upadhyay
    6 months ago
  • Bitfinex, Ethfinex Add Four More USD-Backed Stablecoins
    Crypto exchange Bitfinex and its spin-off Ethfinex have introduced support for four more USD-backed stablecoins, in bid to offer “agnostic” trading ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre
    6 months ago
  • ‘Market Cap is a Lie’ – Bitcoin Buy Support Dwarfs Ethereum, Altcoins
    Bitcoin buy support is a superior metric to coin market capitalization for measuring the future of Bitcoin and altcoins, according to a new monitoring resource. ‘Market Cap Is A Lie’ CoinMarketBook, deliberately named to shadow the current ‘go-to’ directory for cryptocurrency statistics Coinmarketcap, launched in October – but its mission is markedly different. “Market cap is a lie. Buy support tells the true story,” developers claim on its main page. Buy support rating separates investments from gambles. As the landscape among major cryptocurrencies continues to change dramatically within short timeframes, an increasing number of industry pundits have complained that market cap alone paints an unreliable picture of a coin’s true ‘value.’ As Bitcoinist reported, many have issued calls to disregard the metric altogether and focus instead on fundamental technical indicators. Bitcoin Buy Support Leaves Altcoins In The Dust For CoinMarketBook’s creators, that narrative is no different, even as Bitcoin leads practically every cryptocurrency into lows not seen in more than a year. Focusing on buy support, which they explain as being the “sum of buy orders at 10% distance from highest bid price,” the resource ranks assets in a similar format to Coinmarketcap. The positions ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2018-12-05By Esther Kim
    6 months ago
  • G-20 Summit Results: Crypto Is Important for Global Economy, Needs to Be Regulated and Taxed
    G-20 countries are positive about non-bank financial institutions and the technology, but call for more AML scrutiny and international tax framework — here are results of the recent summit ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Stephen O'Neal
    6 months ago
  • Chile: Crypto Exchange Loses Ongoing Legal Battle in Supreme Court Ruling
    Chilean Supreme court cancels previous decision that had ruled in favor of local crypto exchange Orionx ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Ana Berman
    6 months ago
  • Seven EU States Sign Declaration to Promote Blockchain Use
    Seven southern EU member states released a declaration calling on the EU to help promote blockchain ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Adrian Zmudzinski
    6 months ago
  • Expert Opinion: Dipping Token Prices Test Business Models for Cryptos
    Note: “This analysis is an adaptation from the work of Mati Greenspan, Senior Market Analyst at eToro Crypto business models being tested amidst the meltdown Weak businesses wither out amidst real industry growth Binance increases adoption of its BNB coin in the hospitality sector Bear market tests business model strength as weaker ones fizzle out Well, bear markets have a beauty of their own. Although they suppress the prices, they do help in cleaning up the weak links from the industry- be it investors or businesses who are either fragile or are in here for some quick bucks. This recent meltdown in cryptos seems to be doing exactly the same. By applying a modernized version of Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ theory, this bear market in cryptos is putting pressure on businesses to prove their model. Of course, this pressure has resulted in some calamities, prominent ones being the main team responsible for developing Ethereum Classic (a spinoff of Ethereum) announcing that they will be closing operations and crypto social site Steemit along with adult entertainment site Spankchain have been laying off a large portion of their staff.  But these calamities have cleaned up weaker elements of the ... read more
    Source: CoinGapePublished on 2018-12-05By Nilesh Maurya
    6 months ago
  • Tether Dominance Of Stablecoin Market Falls To 74%
    As 2018 began, with only two competitors, Tether commanded 94 percent of the stablecoin market. With the year seeing the emergence of 8 new players in the space, that dominance has fallen to 74 percent. Flood Waters It seems that the cryptocurrency du jour is the US Dollar, or at least the stablecoins pegged to it. This year has seen a wealth of new offerings flood to market, causing exchanges to reassess how to list them. Huobi added its own stablecoin to the fray, with the launch of HUSD. This is interchangeable with and amalgamates Paxos, TrueUSD, USDCoin, and Gemini Dollars, allowing deposits and withdrawals for no conversion fees. Binance also introduced changes, to clearly identify markets with stablecoin pairings. Chip Chip Chipping Away Forgetting the headline figure, 74 percent is still a full three-quarters of the market, which is quite significant. On average, each new competitor eroded less of Tether’s market share than the original two. At the start of the year, only 3 stablecoins traded, with Tether owning 94% of outstanding stablecoin market supply. Competition has ramped up with at least 8 new contenders dropping Tether's dominance to 74% at the end of November. In this week's ... read more
    Source: BitcoinistPublished on 2018-12-05By Emilio Janus
    6 months ago
  • R3 Adds Ripple as First Crypto for Its Universal Payments DApp
    Enterprise blockchain consortium R3 has released a new universal payment settlement DApp, with ‘rival’ Ripple’s XRP as first crypto supported ... read more
    Source: CointelegraphPublished on 2018-12-05By Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet
    6 months ago
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