• Cointelegraph.com News - 26 January 2020, 2:52 pm

    There is more talk about stablecoins in the crypto universe and big-time financial institutions, govs and startups are launching their own digital assets. Could 2020 be the year of stablecoins? For most people, the word “stablecoin” brings to mind cryptocurrencies like Tether or Libra. However, there are many versions of stablecoins — ranging from those…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 26 January 2020, 1:14 pm

    The primary use case for staking blockchains is staking. That is their raison d’être, and thousands of cryptocurrency holders have utilized this provision to increase their holdings by earning staking rewards. As the total amount of staked tokens trends towards 80% for some blockchains, however, it raises questions as to what other utility these chains…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 26 January 2020, 11:25 am

    Of all the value locked in MakerDAO’s collateralized debt positions backing the old DAI decentralized stablecoin, 27% belongs to a single Ethereum address. Of all the Ether (ETH) locked in the collateralized debt positions (CDPs) of the old MakerDAO system, 27% belongs to a single Ethereum address. Financial technology data firm Digital Assets Data shared…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 26 January 2020, 10:14 am

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has awarded a young entrepreneur for her cryptocurrency price tracking application while the government is still deliberating on the country’s crypto policies. News.Bitcoin.com caught up with the award recipient to find out more about her app. Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is being challenged in the supreme court…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 26 January 2020, 9:38 am

    Cryptocurrency exchange Binance pledged to donate 10 million Chinese yuan ($1.44 million) for coronavirus victims in Wuhan, China. Some blockchain and cryptocurrency firms have pledged to help victims of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Cryptocurrency exchange Binance pledged to donate 10 million Chinese yuan ($1.44 million) to the effort.In a tweet on Jan. 25, Binance…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 26 January 2020, 8:57 am

    Central bank digital currency interest continues, Binance deletes the yen currency option, Coincheck completes its first staking payout, and more headlined news from Japan this past week. This week’s headlines from Japan include several central banks collaborating on digital currency research, Binance removing the Japanese yen from its platform, Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party investigating digital…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 26 January 2020, 7:05 am

    Since Btc.top founder Jiang Zhuoer revealed an infrastructure funding proposal from five major mining pools last week, which would fund BCH devs via redirection of 12.5% of BCH coinbase rewards, the Bitcoin Cash community has been understandably bustling with debate, discussion, and suggestions. Reactions have ranged from calling the move a “tax” that is incongruous…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 26 January 2020, 3:58 am

    Decentralized apps saw greater transaction volumes in 2019 but low user retention, and difficult to use apps still stall mainstream adoption push. Decentralized apps (DApp) continue to be a major focus point for developers in the crypto space. However, 2019 ended with DApps still far off from reaching their much-touted potential of being the “future…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 26 January 2020, 2:00 am

    On January 3, 2020, a small group of crypto enthusiasts celebrated the second annual Proof-of-Keys day with hopes to get people to withdraw funds from centralized digital currency exchanges. However, exchanges holding massive amounts of BTC only saw their reserves grow larger and data shows that Coinbase now holds 1 million BTC ($8.4 billion). Crypto…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 26 January 2020, 1:01 am

    The reasons of failure of Bitcoin ETF applications and the new path that may give regulators the confidence needed to take an application forward. One of the recurring themes in the digital asset markets across 2018 and 2019 has been the failure of multiple Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications to gain the approval of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 25 January 2020, 11:00 pm

    Crypto Valley, a fintech-friendly region centered on the canton of Zug, has been expanding to other parts of Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein. Despite all the challenges facing the blockchain industry, favorable regulations and improving access to banking and legal services are attracting more and more crypto companies. Their number has increased for a third consecutive…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 9:27 pm

    The U.K.’s tax agency is stepping up its blockchain analytics operations. If other countries follow, will it spell the end for anonymity in crypto? The year 2019, for a short while, raised expectations that stablecoins would bring about mass adoption of cryptocurrencies. 2020, however, seems to be dousing those hopes with ever-tightening regulation that is…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 8:00 pm

    The potential of new emerging technologies has its limits: Imagine the combination of the next-generation techs, such as blockchain and 5G, what would that really mean? The biggest topic in the mobile industry over the last few years has been 5G. In an industry that has been starved for innovation in this interregnum between the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 25 January 2020, 8:00 pm

    In late 2019, the remnants of multi-level Ponzi scheme Onecoin crumbled. However, Onecoin’s founder, dubbed the ‘crypto queen,’ Ruja Ignatova, remains on the run and law enforcement haven’t caught up with her yet. Moreover, police are investigating two churches in New Zealand that allegedly have links to the Onecoin operation and founders. Also read: Onecoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 6:31 pm

    Litecoin creator Charlie Lee recently posited the concept of LTC miner pool donations to help boost funding. Litecoin (LTC) founder Charlie Lee proposed mining pool donations as a new funding method for cryptocurrency development.  “I think a better way to fund development is mining pools voluntarily donate a portion of the block reward,” Lee said in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 5:50 pm

    CV Summit offered Davos attendees the chance to go deep on blockchain. If you wanted to go deep on blockchain at the World Economic Forum, you needed to attend the conference’s side events.Perhaps the largest of these crypto-friendly events was CV Summit, an all-day conference organized by CV Labs. The Switzerland-based organization (operated by CV…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 25 January 2020, 5:00 pm

    Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, now has 12 cryptocurrency exchange-traded products listed. The latest addition, the 21shares Short Bitcoin, allows investors to profit from falling prices of the digital currency. Other listed crypto products include those that track the price movements of BCH, BTC, ETH, XRP, BNB, and tezos. Also read: Regulatory Roundup…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 25 January 2020, 2:00 pm

    The Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors away. Also read: Regulatory Roundup — New US Crypto Tax Bill, Central Banks Join Forces…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 1:35 pm

    Fresh from his dubious week in the spotlight after claiming to “lose” his BTC holdings, Schiff is still saying Bitcoin investors are blind to gold’s benefits. Bitcoin (BTC) skeptic and gold bug Peter Schiff is unwittingly advertising the cryptocurrency’s virtues over other investments, says the CEO of exchange Binance.In a tweet on Jan. 25, Changpeng…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 10:55 am

    Even $AMZN performance in the 2010s keeps it firmly in line with traditional investments, while Bitcoin outperforms by an order of magnitude. Bitcoin’s (BTC) risk-return is a “different beast” compared to even the darling of the stock market of the 2000s, Amazon.That was the conclusion drawn by one of the cryptocurrency industry’s best-known analysts and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 8:41 am

    A double whammy of uncertainty in stocks and a New Year sell-off could be at the heart of BTC/USD erasing gains last week, analysts say. Bitcoin (BTC) has shed 6% in a week thanks mainly to Chinese New Year and uncertainty over coronavirus, commentators are suggesting.Analyzing Bitcoin price data along with Chinese stocks’ performance on…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 25 January 2020, 3:50 am

    On January 23, the cryptocurrency payment firm Bitpay announced it will be allowing customers to purchase digital assets using the Bitpay platform. The Atlanta-based company partnered with fiat-to-crypto payment processor Simplex to offer the crypto purchasing experience. Bitpay says the latest feature will provide an “all-in-one solution” for cryptocurrency-related activities. Also Read: Bitcoin.com Partners With…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 25 January 2020, 3:00 am

    A new debate emerges over the nature of digital assets and if they should be treated separately from the circumstances of their offering and sale. Earlier this week, the Chamber of Digital Commerce went ahead and filed an amicus brief for the ongoing court hearing taking place between Telegram — one of the world’s most…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 25 January 2020, 12:50 am

    Alexander Vinnik, the Russian-born IT specialist who spent over two years in detention in Greece, where he was arrested on a U.S. warrant, is now in Paris. The alleged BTC-e operator, suspected of laundering at least $4 billion through the now defunct crypto exchange, has been handed over to France after the Greek judiciary turned…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 11:56 pm

    Tron’s protocol predominantly runs gambling DApps, showing a possible lack of interest in other network use cases at present. Tron has made a name for itself in the crypto asset space and DApp world, although a huge portion of the protocol’s transactions rely on the gambling industry.A hefty 17 of the top 25 most-used Tron…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 10:42 pm

    Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected ConsenSys as a technology partner. Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected major Ethereum-focused firm ConsenSys as a technology partner.Within the partnership, ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 10:00 pm

    CME’s recent launch of BTC options on futures is already generating significant volume, but will it have any effect on Bitcoin’s price? CME Group launched new Bitcoin options on Jan. 14, which was revealed by the company’s global head of equity products Tim McCourt. The introduction of crypto options by a derivatives heavyweight in CME…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 9:56 pm

    Citing inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing an air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis. Citing the inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing the world’s first air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis.Air quality as public health crisisPlanetWatch announced earlier today the battle-testing…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 9:28 pm

    The UK’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform. The United Kingdom’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform.In a news release on…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 9:20 pm

    Bitcoin held $8.2K, leading to an oversold bounce that produced a 3.97% gain but now the price is struggling to push through the 50-EMA as $8.5K presents resistance. Bitcoin (BTC) bulls are attempting to start the weekend on the good foot by pushing the price to $8,500 and above.Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360In the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 7:33 pm

    Women are still at risk of being excluded from jobs in fast-growing careers like blockchain and artificial intelligence, a LinkedIn co-founder warned. Women are still at risk of being excluded from jobs in fast-growing careers like blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), a LinkedIn co-founder warned.Allen Blue, co-founder of major professional social network LinkedIn, has raised…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 7:18 pm

    Leading Bitcoin Cash personalities and companies are forcing the community to introduce a tax on block rewards to fund development, amid strong criticism. Leading Bitcoin Cash (BCH) personalities, including Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, proposed on Jan. 22 an “infrastructure funding plan” that would see miners donate 12.5 percent of all…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 5:39 pm

    The bulls have held the immediate support level on most major cryptocurrencies, which is a positive sign. This suggests that the sentiment is to buy the dips. The International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath said in a panel discussion at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that Facebook’s Libra was a major…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 5:22 pm

    Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s Finance Minister, names the local authority that will be able to track the sources of origin of crypto funds. Ukrainian authorities will be able to “block crypto wallets” in order to seize illegally obtained assets, a notice on the country’s Ministry of Finance says.Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s Finance Minister, reportedly said that the…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 24 January 2020, 5:04 pm

    Travala, a service that lets its users pay for hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support of XEM tokens. Travala, a service that lets its users pay for hotel stays with digital currency, has expanded its crypto payment options by adding support of NEM (XEM) tokens.The NEM Foundation…Read More