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  • Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities
    by Graham Smith on September 20, 2019 at 12:45 am

    News of Japan messaging giant Line’s September 17 launch of an app-connected crypto exchange is captivating lots of attention in the crypto and tech industries this week. Other initially non-crypto apps are also entering the market, adding native tokens, tipping functions and cryptocurrency wallets, illustrating a growing trend toward mainstream crypto acceptance and awareness. Also […] The post Popular Smartphone Apps Are Adding Crypto Capabilities appeared first on Bitcoin News.

  • Genesis Trading Acquires Quant Investment Firm Qu Capital
    by David Pan on September 20, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Digital currency trader and lender Genesis expanded its trading and research capabilities by acquiring New York-based quantitative investment firm Qu Capital.

  • Game Maker Electronic Arts Trolls Crypto Twitter
    by William Foxley on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    EA posted an enigmatic tweet that turned crypto twitter on its head.

  • SEC Chair, Commissioners to Talk Crypto at Congress Hearing Next Week
    by Nikhilesh De on September 19, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    The House Financial Services Committee will question SEC commissioners about crypto regulations and Facebook's Libra next week.

  • Coinbase Considering Listing Telegram and Polkadot Cryptocurrencies Among Others
    by William Foxley on September 19, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Some of the coins under consideration, such as Telegram, are not yet live.

  • Binance.US Opens for Account Deposits, Excludes 13 States
    by Caileam Raleigh on September 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Binance.US, the American branch of leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance, has opened for account registration and deposits. The eagerly awaited US branch of Binance is now allowing citizens to register an account with the exchange using their social security number and an official government ID so that they can begin depositing crypto assets. Coins accepted by the exchange include Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, USDT, as well as Binance Coin (BNB), which had been left off […]

  • VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress Yet
    by Wendy McElroy on September 19, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The U.S. Congress is considering more than 20 bills on cryptocurrency. One deserves special attention: S.1025, the Venezuela Emergency Relief, Democracy Assistance and Development Act (VERDAD). “Verdad” is Spanish for “truth.” If VERDAD passes, it will be the first time a specific crypto has been deemed illegal for Americans at home or abroad to use. […] The post VERDAD is the Most Dangerous Crypto Bill to Face Congress Yet appeared first on Bitcoin News.

  • Ethereum (ETH) Posts Significant Gains on Value Buying: Will It Sustain?
    by Ankit Singhania on September 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Ethereum has been leading the crypto rally over the past week after the slump in the first half of 2019. Over the past few years, Bitcoin has firmly established itself as the biggest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, and it is the only coin that can actually move markets one way or another. Over the past few years, the second-biggest cryptocurrency in the world, Ethereum, was regarded as the only viable challenger to Bitcoin. Ethereum Leads Although Ethereum never overtook Bitcoin, as […]

  • Loom Network Is Bringing DeFi to Tron, Binance Chains
    by William Foxley on September 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Dai will first join tron and then binance chain, the blockchain hosted by crypto exchange Binance.

  • Bitcoin Mutual Fund Will Help Asian Investors to Trade Cryptos
    by Ankit Singhania on September 19, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Even a couple of years ago, something called a Bitcoin mutual fund would have been regarded as a fanciful notion by most people and perhaps rightly so. However, during this period, a lot of advancements have taken place in the crypto world, and a genuinely strong ecosystem has emerged. That has now made it possible for a lot of new products to be introduced by enterprising firms. One of those is the mutual fund backed by Bitcoin. Increased Participation In a new development that should come as […]

  • North Korea Expected to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Similar to Bitcoin
    by Ankit Singhania on September 19, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    North Korea has set plans in motion to create its own cryptocurrency that will be similar to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. The crypto will help the country avoid international sanctions and evade the global US-dominated financial system. North Korea to Introduce Own Crypto A representative of the regime has indicated that the planned cryptocurrency will be the same as the other cryptocurrencies. Alejandro Cao de Benos, the head of the country’s crypto conferences, said that they are […]

  • What are Masternodes? How to Invest: The Expert Guide
    by dhruvin patel on September 19, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Unsure what a masternode is or how you can benefit from one? Read this guide to find out. What is Blockchain? A blockchain is made up of tons of computers from all over the world. What’s special about how blockchains work is that every single one of those computers has the same records from a shared database. So, everything that’s ever happened on that database is in what is known as blocks. These blocks store the records, and this shared database is what we call the blockchain. […]

  • Iranian Government Proposes Annual License for Bitcoin and Crypto Miners
    by Leigh Cuen on September 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Government documents reveal a draft proposal for new cryptocurrency mining regulations in Iran.

  • China’s Crypto Czar: Facebook-Led Libra ‘Might Be Unstoppable’
    by David Pan on September 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    China’s cryptocurrency czar says the world powers do not welcome Facebook’s Libra, but the stablecoin’s advance might now be unstoppable.

  • Square Crypto Hires Lightning, Libra Developers for ‘Bitcoin Dream Team’
    by Leigh Cuen on September 19, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    The Square Crypto team announced three more developer hires on Thursday, pulling from major companies in the crypto space.

  • Lightning Wallet Zap Launches in-App OTC Desk for Bitcoin Buyers
    by Leigh Cuen on September 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    With new features from Zap, people can now buy bitcoin using the Lightning Network and reduce their reliance on centralized crypto exchanges.

  • SEC Chair Clayton: Bitcoin Needs ‘Better Regulation’ Before Major Exchange Listing
    by William Foxley on September 19, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Better regulation is needed around bitcoin markets before they can be traded on major exchanges, the head of the SEC said on Thursday.

  • North Korea Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic Sanctions
    by Jamie Redman on September 19, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    A North Korean official claims that a Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cryptocurrency is on the horizon. According to a delegate for the Committee for Cultural Relations, Alejandro Cao de Benós, the country plans to forge a token backed by a physical commodity like gold and the digital asset’s main purpose will be used […] The post North Korea Plans to Launch Cryptocurrency to Bypass Economic Sanctions appeared first on Bitcoin News.

  • Bank of America Joins Marco Polo Blockchain Trade Network
    by Daniel Palmer on September 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The sixth-largest U.S. company has joined Marco Polo, a consortium working to bring efficiencies to international trade using blockchain tech.

  • ‘Panda’ Crypto Malware Group Has Nabbed $100K in Monero Since 2018
    by Daniel Palmer on September 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Cisco Talos has identified a group behind a spate of cryptocurrency-mining malware attacks targeting enterprise networks globally.

  • Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic Zone
    by Kevin Helms on September 19, 2019 at 11:33 am

    The special economic zone in the Philippines known for its crypto friendliness is undergoing some changes. Government-owned Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) is investigating a case involving one of its licensed crypto exchanges after a tip from the Chinese government. The authority has also issued new directives to all of its licensees, including 40 crypto […] The post Changes Afoot for Philippine Crypto-Friendly Economic Zone appeared first on Bitcoin News.

  • Bitcoin Price Dips to $9.6K as Bear Cross Looms
    by Omkar Godbole on September 19, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Bitcoin slipped to an 18-day low today, as a key indicator threatens to turn bearish for the first time in a year.

  • Arab Bank’s Swiss Arm Is Launching Cryptocurrency Services
    by Daniel Palmer on September 19, 2019 at 10:15 am

    The Swiss branch of one of the top financial institutions in the Middle East is launching a suite of cryptocurrency-based services.

  • North Korea Plans Bitcoin-Like Cryptocurrency to Sidestep Sanctions
    by Daniel Palmer on September 19, 2019 at 9:30 am

    The regime linked with major hacks of crypto exchanges is reportedly building its own token to get around the tough international sanctions.

  • Ether Just Had Its Longest Winning Run Since Late May
    by Omkar Godbole on September 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Ether, the native cryptocurrency of ethereum, has just logged its longest daily run of price gains in nearly four months.

  • Abra to Add Cash-to-Crypto Outlets at All Philippines 7-Elevens
    by Daniel Palmer on September 19, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Investment app provider Abra is to sell cryptocurrency for cash at 6,000 outlets across the Philippines, including all 7-Eleven stores.

  • Everyone’s Worst Fears About EOS Are Proving True
    by Brady Dale on September 19, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Early supporters of EOS, the world's seventh-largest blockchain by market cap, are leaving. Here's why.

  • The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019
    by Kai Sedgwick on September 19, 2019 at 6:41 am

    2019 was meant to be the year of the IEO. Or was it the STO? Whatever the case, it’s had its share of both, with mixed results. While the number of successfully completed token sales and the number of IEO launchpads has increased significantly, secondary market demand has been underwhelming. As emerging projects study the […] The post The Changing Shape of Crypto Funding in 2019 appeared first on Bitcoin News.

  • Binance to Add Fiat-to-Crypto OTC Trading in a Month, Co-Founder Says
    by Richard Meyer on September 19, 2019 at 3:15 am

    As the world's largest exchange continue to do deals and build products, it indicates that fiat-to-crypto OTC trading will soon be available.

  • Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size
    by Jamie Redman on September 19, 2019 at 12:20 am

    The BTC community recently celebrated the fact that Segregated Witness (Segwit) transactions accounted for 50% of transactions and bech32 transactions doubled as well. However, the celebration quickly came to an end when a few Bitcoin Core developers found out where the transactions derived from and got upset at the Veriblock project for using scarce block […] The post Tiny Block Advocates Speak Up After Veriblock ‘Abuses’ Bitcoin’s Block Size appeared first on Bitcoin […]

  • NetCents Signs 40th Partnership Agreement, Accelerates Market Adoption
    by Kristen Moran on September 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    NetCents Technology Inc. (CSE:NC) (OTCQB:NTTCF) announced Wednesday that it is accelerating its pace for market adoption and integration through the sign on of its 40th partnership agreement. Doubling its number of partnerships in just over six months reflects NetCent’s aggressive trajectory to accelerate its partner growth and keep pace with merchant adoption of cryptocurrency. It also demonstrates the increased willingness of merchants to adopt traditional payment alternatives by […]

  • Altcoin Season? Bull Run Continues While Bitcoin Stalls
    by Caileam Raleigh on September 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    All but two of the top 15 cryptocurrencies are trading upwards today as altcoins continue their bull run, while Bitcoin (BTC) is down 0.45%. Many analysts are predicting that the altcoin bullish run recently indicates the beginning of altcoin season, a period in which traders tend to get overly excited about Bitcoin alternatives so they can increase their Bitcoin holdings in the long run. Unlike the name suggests, altcoin season is not something that happens at the same time every year, as seen […]

  • Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption
    by Graham Smith on September 18, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Crypto awareness is reaching levels almost unimaginable just years ago, with telecommunications giants, big banks, mainstream media, and even professional sports teams now discussing and flouting digital assets. AT&T now allows customers to pay their phone bills in bitcoin, Japanese SMS giant Line is adding an FSA-approved crypto exchange to its hugely popular chat app, […] The post Taxation Isn’t Just Theft – It’s Bad for Crypto Adoption appeared first on Bitcoin […]