• Cointelegraph.com News - 13 October 2019, 3:12 pm

    Crypto price premiums are a thing! Which countries suffer the most and how big is the difference in price for a Bitcoin? Up until early 2018, major cryptocurrency markets the likes of South Korea and Japan demonstrated high premiums for Bitcoin. At the 2017 peak, when the Bitcoin price was trading at around $20,000 in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 13 October 2019, 2:39 pm

    Combined with other technologies, Bitcoin will change how governments operate worldwide, according to billionaire investor Tim Draper. Billionaire investor Tim Draper has stated that he expects Bitcoin (BTC) — combined with other technologies — to change how governments operate worldwide.In a Medium post published on Oct. 10, Draper calls Bitcoin “the startup currency” and praises…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 13 October 2019, 2:18 pm

    Coinbase has secured a new legal foothold in Europe. The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange has received an e-money license from the Bank of Ireland, which it can potentially use to continuing serving its customers across the continent, in case Brexit causes any disruptions. Also Read: Gartner: Corporate Blockchain Won’t Take Off for Another Decade Coinbase…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 13 October 2019, 1:55 pm

    2019 will be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies, says former CFTC chairman. Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo, who had parted ways with the regulator this summer, has stated that he expects 2019 to be the year when regulators may start considering some response to cryptocurrencies.Giancarlo…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 13 October 2019, 11:26 am

    “Hurun China Rich List 2019” published by Hurun Report, a research, media and investments firm, features 12 local crypto magnates. “Hurun China Rich List 2019” published by Hurun Report, a research, media and investments firm, features 12 local cryptocurrency magnates.The latest list was published on Oct. 10 and includes co-founders of mining giant Bitmain Micree…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 13 October 2019, 9:18 am

    An article found on the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) website has surprised many in the crypto space, with its bold claim that “If the entire system collapses, the gold stock provides a collateral to start over.” While proclamations of this nature are nothing new, it is strange to see a mainstream financial institution open up…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 13 October 2019, 8:39 am

    Bitcoin ETFs are hardly needed for the ecosystem’s development, says founder and CEO of crypto investment firm BKCM Brian Kelly. Founder and CEO of crypto investment firm BKCM Brian Kelly has said that Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF) are hardly needed for the ecosystem’s development, given that the coin is already available on regulated platforms…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 13 October 2019, 6:53 am

    Can a DEX be fully exempt from regulations in the current landscape, and what does it take to be free in the world of crypto? Earlier this week, British-American entrepreneur John McAfee, who is currently living “in exile” due to tax-related charges filed against him by the United States authorities, launched his own decentralized exchange…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 13 October 2019, 3:30 am

    Bitcoin Cash has been around for quite some time, but lots of individuals are still learning about the innovative technology each and every day. One particular way people can be kept up to date with crypto-related news and learn about the benefits of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is through podcasts and streaming media. The Bitcoin Cast…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 11:57 pm

    CEO of alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum flees Brazil in Cointelegraph’s weekly digest of news from the country. The story of Brazil’s crypto scams took a new twist over the past week as CEO of an alleged pyramid scheme reportedly fled the country after rejecting court deadlines.Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 10:18 pm

    Cointelegraph en Español presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from the Spanish-speaking world. The Spanish-speaking world has seen major cryptocurrency and blockchain developments with central bank representatives from all around the world meeting in Argentina, Spain developing various initiatives and projects based on blockchain and the Japan-based crypto exchange Bitpoint offering…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 9:30 pm

    When it comes to cryptocurrency networks and markets, there’s a lot to keep track of. Thankfully there’s also now a bunch of dedicated bitcoin cash (BCH) data websites that provide easy to comprehend visual representations of network statistics and market indicators. Also read: Slovenia Has the Most BCH-Accepting Physical Locations Worldwide Monitoring BCH Network Statistics…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 9:12 pm

    The SEC is suing Telegram over the $1.7 billion ICO, is it the mark a new wave of regulatory scrutiny on the U.S. market? Late Friday, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it is suing two offshore entities, Telegram and its wholly owned subsidiary, TON Issuer, for holding an unregistered token…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 8:05 pm

    Private Telegram Open Network channel TON Board announces a temporary halt and removed all previous posts. Following a recent red flag from the United States regulators, a private Telegram channel for Telegram Open Network (TON) investors is taking a break.Temporary halt for more clarityOn Oct. 12, TON Board channel on Telegram announced a temporary halt…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 6:53 pm

    The majority of the top-20 coins by market cap see losses today, while Bitcoin price failed to hold $8,400. Saturday, Oct. 12 — following a minor price rally earlier this week, crypto markets are trading sideways as the top-20 coins by market cap report mixed signals.At press time, 8 out of the top 20 cryptocurrencies…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 6:23 pm

    This week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain news from the German-speaking world, courtesy of Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Germany investigating the feasibility of a blockchain-based regional power trading platform, Iota Foundation joining forces with Zühlke to solve engineering problems and the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 6:13 pm

    The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has unveiled a new draft tax form used by some 150 million people in the country to file tax returns. It has a section that requires them to answer whether they have received, sold, sent, exchanged, or acquired any financial interest in any cryptocurrencies during the year. Also read:…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 5:49 pm

    In the third installment of the Bitcoin Price Diary, veteran trader Scott Melker revisits some recent successful trades including a sizable position on REN/BTC. In this third installment of my Bitcoin Price Diary, I’ll revisit some open positions which are still in play and review a sizable trade on REN. I also have a position…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 4:33 pm

    With government regulations becoming more stringent, crypto businesses are coming together to form self-regulating bodies for the industry. Self-regulation is once again a trending topic in the cryptocurrency landscape as major exchange platforms have announced the creation of self-regulated organizations (SROs) to achieve some standardization in digital currency governance. Government regulators across various jurisdictions continue to…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 4:06 pm

    The xRapid, xVia and xCurrent services offered by blockchain firm Ripple have been fused into features of its RippleNet network. Ripple, the blockchain firm behind crypto asset XRP, fused three of its services into features of its RippleNet offering.Industry news outlet CryptoNews reported the change in Ripple’s product offering on Oct. 9.Little more than the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 3:05 pm

    Most payment companies have now pulled out of Facebook’s Libra project. Visa, Mastercard, Ebay, and Stripe have followed Paypal in dropping out of the project amid regulatory concerns. The Libra Association has responded to the exodus of these companies. David Marcus, who is in charge of the project, calls it “liberating.” Also read: European Countries…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 12:43 pm

    Jihan Wu, CEO of mining giant Bitmain, believes the next Bitcoin block reward halving may not lead to a bull market, but the coin’s price will grow in the long term. Jihan Wu, co-founder and CEO of Chinese mining giant Bitmain, believes the next Bitcoin (BTC) block reward halving may not lead to a bull…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 11:56 am

    The new administration in Kiev, headed by the young president Volodymyr Zelensky, has brought renewed interest in cryptocurrencies. Fresh energy is now being injected into efforts to legalize decentralized digital money and regulate related economic activities. New draft laws have been proposed or are under preparation to accommodate the nascent industry, from which the Ukrainian…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 10:18 am

    Kathleen Murphy, personal investing president of Fidelity Investments, says that the firm does not offer cryptocurrencies on retail trading platforms to protect its clients. Kathleen Murphy, personal investing president of American financial services company Fidelity Investments, has said that the firm does not offer cryptocurrencies on retail trading platforms to protect its clients.Murphy voiced this…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 7:56 am

    Creating an exchange account, signing in and placing an order every time you want to switch cryptos is like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut. It’s an incredibly inefficient way to jump between cryptos, and given that no exchange has all the coins, it necessitates creating multiple accounts, with the added verification and security…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 7:46 am

    Boston Security Token Exchange, a platform jointly owned by BOX Digital Markets and tZERO, seeks the U.S. SEC’s approval to launch a market for security tokens. Boston Security Token Exchange (BSTX), a platform jointly owned by BOX Digital Markets and Overstock’s blockchain arm tZERO, has filed an application with the United States Securities and Exchange…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 4:33 am

    After the proof-of-stake consensus algorithm is implemented, Ethereum will be more costly to attack than Bitcoin, says Vitalik Buterin. After the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus algorithm will be implemented in Ethereum’s (ETH) blockchain, it would become more secure and costly to attack than Bitcoin (BTC), co-founder Vitalik Buterin has stated.Buterin has voiced this opinion during Devcon…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 4:20 am

    Bitcoin Cash (BCH) merchant adoption continues to grow, but in certain regions worldwide like Australia, Japan, and New Hampshire, BCH acceptance is swelling. As each area pursues BCH adoption in a variety of unique ways, the Republic of Slovenia has seen massive retail approval as the payment processor Eligma has relentlessly spread crypto awareness throughout…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 12 October 2019, 1:18 am

    Bitmain Technologies and Canaan Creative have announced new mining rigs that process roughly 58-73 terahash per second (TH/s). Sources also reveal that Canaan’s initial public offering (IPO) could be listed in the U.S. next month. Also Read: Mining Firm Canaan Creative Secures Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Funding Bitmain and Canaan Introduce Bitcoin Miners…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 12:59 am

    Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is expanding its European foothold with its newly received e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland. Coinbase is expanding its European foothold with an e-money license from the Central Bank of Ireland.“One of just a few companies”On Oct. 11, Zeeshan Feroz, the CEO of the United Kingdom arm of San Francisco-based…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 12:33 am

    Bitcoin rallied past $8,800 before a strong rejection drove BTC price back below the 200-day moving average. Bulls need to step in and restore momentum or a break below $8,000 is possible. Over the past five days, Bitcoin (BTC) has rallied more than $1,000, from $7,770 to $8,835, giving the crypto space hope of further…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 12:22 am

    One of China’s big four banks has released the second version of its blockchain trading platform following transactions exceeding $50 billion. The China Construction Bank (CCB) officially released the second version of its blockchain trading platform, which reached 360 billion yuan ($50 billion) in cumulative transaction volume.CCB will actively promote blockchain platformOn Oct. 9, Xinhua…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 12 October 2019, 12:11 am

    Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company, in cooperation with Commerzbank and Vesuvius GmbH, launch a Russia-Germany payment pilot via R3’s Marco Polo Network. Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK), in cooperation with Commerzbank and Vesuvius GmbH, are piloting Russia-Germany cross-border payments on R3’s Marco Polo network.Powered by R3’s Marco Polo Blockchain Global Trade NetworkOn Oct. 11,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 11 October 2019, 11:32 pm

    Bank of Ireland executives have backed out of testifying before the U.S. Government in the criminal proceedings regarding OneCoin multi-million scam. Bank of Ireland (BOI) executives have backed out of the testimony before the United States Government in the criminal proceedings regarding a $400 million worth money laundering scheme through cryptocurrency scam OneCoin.No testimony on…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 11 October 2019, 10:59 pm

    VanEck’s new research “The Investment Case for Bitcoin” argues that exposure to BTC greatly increases a portfolio’s return. Major United States investment management firm VanEck has listed four reasons why Bitcoin (BTC) improves an investment portfolio upside.On Oct. 8, VanEck released research titled “The Investment Case for Bitcoin,” aiming to determine what role the cryptocurrency…Read More