• Bitcoin News - 22 September 2019, 8:38 am

    New, unprecedented economic sanctions have been imposed on Iran’s central bank after blame for a September 14 oil field attack was pinned on the nation by U.S. leaders. The sanctions blacklist the Iranian central bank and sovereign wealth fund, further severing the country’s already tenuous ties to the global market. With soldiers and weapons “of…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 September 2019, 8:25 am

    Cryptocurrency adoption has gained traction since the invention of Bitcoin 10 years ago. Here’s a look at where you can spend crypto today. Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 September 2019, 2:00 am

    You don’t have to be a bitcoin purist or tech tinkerer to want to accept cryptocurrency without using a third party. With lower merchant fees, greater network uptime, and no chargebacks, noncustodial crypto payments have several advantages over traditional fiat payment systems. Here are six noncustodial options for accepting crypto in-store and online. Also read:…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 11:31 pm

    An IT company in Armenia has been accused of setting up a crypto mining operation in a hydroelectric plant and using its electricity illegally for over a year. An IT company in Armenia has been accused of illegally accessing electricity and using it to mine cryptocurrencies.$150,000 in powerOn Sept. 21, in an announcement from the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 10:56 pm

    A Swiss university joins the growing list of institutions from all over the world looking to blockchain to aid them in their fight against fake degrees. The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland is setting its sights on blockchain technology to fight fake diplomas, a type of fraud that has been on the rise globally…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 September 2019, 9:20 pm

    Since 2011, just after Satoshi Nakamoto left the Bitcoin project for good, networks have emerged that leverage the BTC chain in some way. A variety of projects over the last nine years have found value in anchoring some sort of feature set to BTC in order to bolster the satellite’s underlying network. The following article…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 9:03 pm

    Blockchain startups Vakt and essDOCS have signed a memorandum of understanding to digitize the post-trade process in European barge shipping. Vakt, a blockchain-based post-trade platform for commodities, has signed a memorandum of understanding with essDOCS, a firm that develops paperless trade solutions, to put European shipping on the blockchain.As markets and technology-focused outlet Benzinga reported…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 8:06 pm

    Online real-time economic strategy game Prospectors will be launching on WAX blockchain. The online real-time economic strategy game, Prospectors, will be launching on the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX).Prospectors blockchain game lands on WAXIn a Sept. 17 blog post, WAX announced that one of the largest dApps in the world, The Prospectors, is launching on the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 5:29 pm

    Blockchain platform Tron’s founder, Justin Sun, has announced a new plan for TRON’s proof-of-stake mechanism. Blockchain platform Tron’s founder, Justin Sun, has announced a new plan for TRON’s (TRX) proof-of-stake mechanism.In a series of tweets on Sept. 21, Sun highlighted four key developments in the new plan for TRON’s proof-of-stake mechanism. Specifically, the developments will…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 4:41 pm

    Crypto markets continue to trade sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses. Saturday, Sept. 21 — crypto markets continued to trade sideways, with the majority of the top 20 coins by market cap seeing losses at publishing time.Market visualization. Source: Coin360Bitcoin dominance continues to slipAfter briefly dipping below…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 4:10 pm

    Exploring the quantity theory of money and the effect tokenization could have on future demand for commercial real estate investments. The concept of illiquidity discounts, how it relates to markets like commercial real estate, and the benefits that tokenization could bring to the industry are topics that I have already discussed in previous articles. In…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 3:42 pm

    The global blockchain technology market is estimated to surpass $16 billion by 2024, according to a recent report. The global blockchain technology market is set to surpass $16 billion by 2024, according to a recent report from market research firm Global Market Insights, Inc.The reportIn a Sept. 20 news release, Global Market Insights provided highlights…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 3:20 pm

    NASA considers experience with cryptocurrencies and blockchain a plus for its upcoming data scientist at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA is looking to hire a data scientist with crypto and blockchain expertise.Crypto and blockchain considered a plusAccording to a LinkedIn job listing posted on Sept. 20, NASA has a vacancy at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 September 2019, 9:30 am

    The team behind Bankera, which is building the bank for the blockchain era, has announced the release of its very own lending solution – ​ Bankera Loans​. The solution aims to provide flexible and secure crypto-backed loans to cryptocurrency holders globally starting from as low as 100 EUR up to as high as 1M EUR.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 7:57 am

    The Portugal Tax Authority announced tax-free cryptocurrency trading, adding to the tax benefits already offered by the national government. The Portugal Tax Authority (PTA) announced last month that cryptocurrency trading and payments in crypto would not be subject to value-added tax (VAT).According to the announcement, cryptocurrency payments that are subject to the provision of services…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 September 2019, 3:30 am

    Technically speaking, it’s impossible to destroy bitcoins. But it is possible to send coins to an unspendable address, rendering them redundant to all intents and purposes. In October 2011, that’s exactly what Mark Karpeles did when he consigned 2,609 BTC to eternal oblivion due to a scripting error. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 16: The…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 September 2019, 12:31 am

    Bitcoin fails to impress while it is back at trading sideways at $10,200, as most of the altcoins experience a red candlestick day. Friday, Sept. 20 — The price of Bitcoin (BTC) remains largely uninspired and is once again trading sideways about the $10,200 price mark.Market visualization. Source: Coin360Although BTC is back at trading sideways,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 11:40 pm

    South Korean exchange UpBit has announced the delisting of certain privacy coins, citing money laundering concerns South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Upbit announced that it will cease trading support for six cryptocurrencies, including some so-called privacy coins.Block the possibility of money launderingIn a Sept. 20 notice, UpBit announced that the exchange will delist and cease trading…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 September 2019, 11:30 pm

    Brexit, the European divorce saga that has been going on for years, has created a lot of headaches for politicians and ordinary people on both sides of the Channel. The process of Britain leaving the European Union is now heading towards another one of its deadlines while London and Brussels are trying to separate with…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 10:32 pm

    Former iced tea-turned-blockchain company Long Blockchain Corp. has sold its beverage subsidiary. Long Blockchain Corp., previously named Long Island Iced Tea, has reached a definitive agreement to sell its beverage subsidiary, Long Island Brand Beverages.Lemonade company adds blockchain to its nameIn a Sept. 20 press release, Long Blockchain announced the sale of its beverage subsidiary…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 9:27 pm

    BitMEX CEO and co-founder Arthur Hayes says traditional traders could lose their lunch breaks and weekends once digital finance starts to change the face of markets. BitMEX CEO and co-founder Arthur Hayes says traditional traders may lose their lunch breaks and weekends as digital finance is going to change everything, including workplaces.Cryptocurrencies trade 24/7In a…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 9:00 pm

    Cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX is cutting its trading fees to one of the lowest levels in the industry in an attempt to gain additional market share. Institution-oriented cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has cut its trading fees to what it claims to be the most competitive levels globally.Competition heats up in crypto trading spaceOn Sept 16,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 8:54 pm

    Governments and private companies think that blockchain identity systems could empower citizens to take control of personal data. The rapid onset of technological advancement is not evenly spread. Society is increasingly becoming digitally literate and uses emerging technology for work, to communicate and pay for things in ways unimaginable just 15 years ago. So, why…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 September 2019, 8:15 pm

    Stefan Rust, the new CEO of Bitcoin.com, sat down to answer all your questions about his work and how furthering Bitcoin Cash adoption advances economic freedom to the world. During the hour-long AMA he talked about a wide range of topics, such as how bitcoin cash (BCH) can reach new audiences in fields such as…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 7:58 pm

    Can the altcoins continue their rally after a shallow pullback? Let’s analyze the charts. Though Bitcoin’s (BTC) price action has largely been lackluster in the past few days, it could change with the launch of Bakkt. Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee is positive on “Bakkt and its ability to improve trust with institutions to…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 7:22 pm

    The Malaysian Ministry of Education has introduced a blockchain platform to tackle the rampant use of fake educational certificates. The Malaysian Ministry of Education has introduced E-Skrol, an application built on the NEM blockchain to deal with the issue of certificate fraud through the use of blockchain technology.In a Sept. 19 article by local news…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 6:51 pm

    The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority has warned the public about a cryptocurrency investment clone firm called First BTC FX. The British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned the public about First BTC FX, a supposed clone firm offering fraudulent crypto investments.Using details of an FCA-authorized firmAccording to an FCA warning published on Sept. 20, First…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 6:32 pm

    Fraudulent advertisements have reportedly begun to circulate Facebook, offering to join the Telegram Open Network investment platform. Fraudulent advertisements have reportedly begun circulating Facebook offering to join the Telegram Open Network (TON) investment platform.As Russian news outlet Kommersant reported on Sept. 20, ads promoting the so called “Successful Investor” account appeared on Facebook. Once clicked,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 6:10 pm

    Some in the crypto community have embraced Puerto Rico. Could it be the country for you? Some in the crypto community have embraced Puerto Rico, which seems to have done a good job of promoting itself. But is it for you? I can only address the tax issues, not anything else. To a large extent, the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 September 2019, 5:15 pm

    According to public data, a number of individuals are creating tokens using the Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) on the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain every day. The SLP ecosystem is expanding and has given anyone the ability to create the next great digital token for tomorrow. Also read: Snowden: US Seizing My Book Revenue is ‘Good…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 5:12 pm

    Verizon has won a patent in the United States for technology that can create blockchain-based virtual SIM cards. Leading communications and technology company Verizon has been awarded a patent for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for customers’ devices.A filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Sept. 10 details a blockchain encryption…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 4:19 pm

    David Marcus, the head of Calibra at Facebook, has said that a 2020 launch for Libra remains the company’s goal, despite regulators’ intense hostility toward the project. David Marcus, the head of Calibra at Facebook, has said that a 2020 launch for Libra remains the company’s goal, despite regulators’ intense hostility toward the project.In an…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 September 2019, 2:38 pm

    The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group is adding options to its Bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is adding options to its Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in the first quarter of 2020, pending regulatory review.The development was announced in a news release on Sept. 20.“Flexibility to hedge Bitcoin…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 September 2019, 10:00 am

    Everybody loves a story. When it comes to how people first got into cryptocurrency, there’s no exception. Crypto Twitter (CT) is full of humorous, thought-provoking, and unexpected tales of diving down the Satoshi rabbit hole, and the reasons for entering the space are as diverse as the people themselves. Also Read: North Korea Plans to…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 September 2019, 9:30 am

    14-16 October 2019 will see one of the world’s major industry events. Following our highly successful inaugural edition in London last October as well as our the joint edition with the Maltese partners this May, the second edition of CC Forum London will connect global thought leaders, policy makers, investors and startups from across the…Read More