• Bitcoin News - 20 April 2021, 2:30 am

    Major investment bank Morgan Stanley believes that central bank digital currencies are not a threat to the existence of cryptocurrencies. The bank believes that both types of digital currencies can coexist because they serve different purposes and have different appeals. Cryptocurrencies and CBDCs Can Coexist Morgan Stanley’s analysts, including chief economist Chetan Ahya, discussed the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 April 2021, 12:30 am

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president says bitcoin is clearly “a store of value.” Emphasizing the differences between cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, and central bank digital currencies, he said the latter “won’t necessarily be a store of value.” Fed Bank Chief Calls Bitcoin a Store of Value The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 11:25 pm

    Altcoins have been on a real tear for months, but Jarvis Labs analyst Ben Lilly says we’re not in an “alt season” just yet. Few traders would argue against the fact that Bitcoin (BTC) is in a bull market, but there is less consensus on whether the market is in the midst of an “altcoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 10:49 pm

    The fund’s units began trading roughly three weeks after the investment manager filed a final prospectus with Canadian regulators. Canada-based investment fund manager 3iQ’s Bitcoin exchange-traded fund created in partnership with Coinshares is now available for trading.In an announcement from 3iQ today, trading for the 3iQ Coinshares Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF, began on the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 10:48 pm

    Milky Way’s Twitter account also joined in on promoting the meme-based cryptocurrency. Snickers, the chocolate bar sold around the world for more than 90 years, is getting into the crypto space by promoting the meme-based cryptocurrency Dogecoin.In a tweet today, Snickers posted an image of the Dogecoin (DOGE) Shiba Inu dog atop the message “Dogecoinrise”…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 10:30 pm

    After the well-known crypto crackdown launched by the Chinese government four years ago, it seems there is now a change in the tone from the country’s central bank. At least that’s what has been suggested recently by the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBoC). Central Bank Clarifies Its Regulatory Framework on Cryptos…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 9:49 pm

    The new marketplace is said to provide a more affordable option for artists launching digital artwork and other rare collectibles. It also lets them donate a portion of their proceeds to charities. NFTb, a nonfungible token platform built on the Binance Smart Chain, is launching a new version of its marketplace focused on supporting social…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 9:00 pm

    In April, Smartlands will launch an alternative investment platform for buying and selling tokenized shares of real-world assets. The platform, built on the Stellar open-source network, will first focus on issuing security tokens that represent a suite of high-yield real estate listings based in Ukraine. Smartlands’ New Platform Is Revolutionizing the Real Economy in Eastern…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 8:30 pm

    As the launch date for parachains nears, a new initiative is constructing a decentralized finance (defi) index token that tracks Polkadot projects aimed at helping investors diversify their holdings through a single instrument. Six Projects Provide Soft Commitments to Join Polkadot Index Network Token The growing interest in Polkadot and its novel parachains has seen…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 7:20 pm

    After the initial oversold bounce, traders are struggling to sustain the momentum of the relief rally in Bitcoin and most altcoins, a signal that selling could intensify at higher levels. During strong uptrends, the best practice is to buy on significant dips as profits are produced when the price quickly rebounds from oversold conditions.  This…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 6:30 pm

    Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Bank of England have revealed the establishment of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) taskforce. According to the announcement, the group’s purpose aims to explore a potential UK CBDC. UK Entities Invoke a CBDC Taskforce to Explore a Central Bank-Issued Digital Currency Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have been popping…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 6:15 pm

    The platform can reportedly execute trades automatically based on up to four risk-reward profiles that crypto users choose themselves. United Kingdom-based crypto exchange TeraBlock announced the completion of a funding round that will reportedly provide an on-ramp for new crypto users.In an announcement on Monday, TeraBlock said it secured $2.4 million in funding from major…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 5:30 pm

    Dogecoin’s price has rallied more than 500% in the last 10 days, resulting in a $50 billion market cap that eclipses ING, Barclays and Credit Agricole. The last 10 days have been nothing short of impressive for Dogecoin (DOGE), which rallied by more than 500% to a new all-time high at $0.45. Even after a…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 5:04 pm

    Countries like the Bahamas and Thailand are on the leading edge of CBDC development, according to a new research report. A new ranking of global central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, places the Bahamas at the top of the leaderboard in terms of retail applications — offering an important glimpse in the race to issue…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 4:30 pm

    After bitcoin and a myriad of other crypto-assets tumbled in value on Sunday a number of significant whale movements took place. During the morning trading sessions on Sunday (EST), an old school miner transferred three decade-old coinbase rewards with 150 bitcoin worth more than $8.5 million. Later on in the evening, just before the transition…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 3:46 pm

    “Dogecoin Day 4/20” and a SpaceX rocket launch are two events fuelling DOGE/USD as year-to-date gains pass 7,500%. Bitcoin (BTC) may be flagging, but one cryptocurrency could not be less fazed by the market downturn, hitting new all-time highs.Dogecoin (DOGE), the altcoin based on a Shiba Inu meme, passed $0.40 for the first time on…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 2:30 pm

    Luno, one of Africa’s pioneering crypto exchanges, has revealed that South Africa’s cryptocurrency trading is largely dominated by young people with those under the age of 29 accounting for 40% of transactions. The exchange, which claims to have added nearly a million new South African customers in 2020, also reveals that “around 65% of Luno’s…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 2:14 pm

    Cardano will strive to become an Ethereum contender if the upcoming Alonzo update lives up to the expectations of being a game-changer. The Cardano Foundation is led by Charles Hoskinson, the founder of Cardano and also the co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain. On April 6, through his YouTube channel, he discussed Cardano’s roadmap covering the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 1:03 pm

    A United States blockchain lobbying group executive says there is no danger of a crypto crackdown in the country. Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association has dismissed fears that the United States Department of the Treasury was close to cracking down on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies.Indeed, rumors of the Treasury bringing money laundering…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 1:00 pm

    Over the past 13 years, the world has seen innovation at its finest. The creation of Bitcoin, the development of cryptocurrencies, the launch of blockchain projects, Decentralized Applications (Dapps), and far more. To gauge the financial evolution of blockchain one need only consider the price of Bitcoin in 2013 and compare it to today. In…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 12:47 pm

    Contrary to popular belief, EIP-1559 does not seek to reduce Ether’s congestion and gas fee issues — so, what is it for? Ether (ETH) has been on a tear recently, with the premier altcoin’s value increasing from $1,800 to the peak of $2,480 since the start of April, showcasing a growth of nearly 30%. This…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 19 April 2021, 12:30 pm

    French financial services giant Société Générale has issued security tokens on Tezos’ public blockchain as part of its ongoing experimentation with cutting-edge fintech applications. Latest Move Reflects Bank’s Efforts to Fold Cryptocurrency Operations Into Its Ecosystem In its latest milestone in the blockchain arena, French multinational bank Société Générale has issued its very first structured…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 11:30 am

    Ethereum is starting to lose ground to its competitors for USDT usage, and Hermez may help to fix that. Tether (USDT) has now launched on Hermez Network, an Ethereum scalability solution based on the zk-rollup concept. Rollups provide a way of batching or “rolling up” transactions to lighten the load on the Ethereum network.The key…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 11:00 am

    Crypto.com users can buy 18-month subscriptions of Time Magazine using CRO and other cryptocurrencies. In partnership with Crypto.com, a leading digital currency platform, Time Magazine is now accepting one-time crypto payments for its 18-month digital subscription. Users who elect to pay with Crypto.org Coin (CRO) will receive up to 10% cash back on their purchase. The…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 10:47 am

    Bitcoin is recovering, and traders are pinpointing $57,000 and $60,300 as the key short-term price levels to watch. The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is recovering after a strong sell-off during the weekend caused by cascading liquidations in the futures market.BTC/USDT 15-minute price chart (Binance). Source: TradingView.comTraders are pinpointing three levels as the critical price areas…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 9:50 am

    China wants to allow foreign athletes and visitors to use the county’s digital currency during the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022. China’s central bank is looking to enable foreign athletes and visitors to use the country’s digital currency during the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, according to a top central bank official.Li Bo, deputy governor…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 9:37 am

    The United Kingdom is the latest country to begin exploring the possibility of creating a central bank digital currency. Her Majesty’s Treasury and the Bank of England have begun preliminary central bank digital currency studies that could result in the creation of a national digital currency.In a document published by HM Treasury, the exchequer announced…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 9:23 am

    A rare seal of approval from the People’s Bank of China comes as Bitcoin recovers from a price crash that sent it to $52,000. Bitcoin (BTC) is beginning a new week, grinding back to $60,000 as the shock of a weekend price crash settles.After dropping to as low as $52,000 in a snap sell-off event,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 8:35 am

    South Korea’s top financial regulator established dedicated crypto investigation teams across the country last week. Several South Korean financial authorities are planning to join forces to combat illegal operations involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC).The interagency crackdown comes in response to growing concerns over speculative investments and potentially illegal activities amid the ongoing boom in crypto…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 8:31 am

    BNB price rallied by more than 20% in the last 24 hours due to several key reasons. The price of Binance Coin (BNB), the native cryptocurrency of Binance and Binance Smart Chain, rallied by more than 20% in the last 24 hours. BNB/USDT 15-minute price chart (Binance). Source: TradingViewThe swift recovery comes after a market-wide…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 7:41 am

    There’s been a lot of talk about democratizing trading in recent years. But does the recent GameStop saga indicate that more needs to be done? Democratizing finance has been a dominant theme in recent years — with companies vying to create a level playing field and give amateur investors the same opportunities that hedge funds…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 5:34 am

    On-chain analyst Willy Woo argues a massive power outage in Chinese mining hub Xinjiang drove Bitcoin’s violent crash down to $50,000. Popular crypto market analyst Willy Woo noted reports identifying the blackouts were published late last week, with the power outages occurring to facilitate safety inspections in response to a recent flooding accident at a…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 April 2021, 5:06 am

    Australia’s securities regulator wants crypto firms to work closely with it, but industry executives are unsure of their obligations. The Australia Securities and Investments Commission, or ASIC, is urging local blockchain and crypto firms to engage with regulators to help them foster innovation in the region. Speaking at the Australia Blockchain conference on Monday, Jonathan Hatch, senior…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 18 April 2021, 9:00 pm

    Zia Ullah Bangash’s potential departure from an important role in facilitating Pakistan’s regulatory environment for crypto had many threatening to withhold votes and demanding answers. Many users on social media have started an online campaign for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to bring back pro-crypto adviser Zia Ullah Bangash.On Saturday, Bangash, the science, technology, and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 18 April 2021, 7:40 pm

    The subreddits for Dogecoin and CryptoCurrency added a combined 232,697 subscribers last week, far outpacing the growth of all other communities. With much of the market fixated on Bitcoin’s (BTC) sudden price correction over the weekend, retail interest in digital assets appears to be on the rise, according to the latest statistics from Reddit.The r/dogecoin…Read More