IBM, Global Citizen Seek Blockchain Solutions for Humanitarian Aid

IBM and Global Citizen are issuing a challenge to the world’s developers: use blockchain to revolutionize donations to humanitarian causes.

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PBoC’s Yao: Chinese Digital Currency Should Be Crypto-Inspired

Yao Qian, digital currency research director at PBoC thinks a central bank digital currency should incorporate some features of cryptocurrency.

AMD Sees Q2 Drop in GPU Sales to Crypto Miners

GPU sales for cryptocurrency mining fell quarter-over-quarter, AMD announced in its Q2 report on Wednesday.

Pullback Over? Bitcoin Retakes $9K, Eyes Further Gains

Having recovered from a five-day low hit yesterday, bitcoin has potential for a move higher towards key resistance at $9,880.

US Regulator Clears CME, CBOE to Begin Bitcoin Futures Trading

U.S. derivatives giant CME Group will launch bitcoin derivatives trading on December 18 following approval from regulators.

Wikileaks Cache Now Hosted on IPFS Thanks to this Bitcoin Cash Developer

With the founder of Wikileaks behind bars, it’s been a trying time for activists who believe in spreading freedom and truth in an age steeped in lies and manipulation from parasitic central bankers and bureaucrats. In order to show support for Julian Assange, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Chris Troutner decided to upload the entire Wikileaks…

Poloniex Shuts Crypto Sales of 9 Tokens Fearing Regulatory Squeeze

By CCN: Poloniex worries so much about incoming doom by U.S. securities regulators’ that it plans to delist nine tokens at the end of the month. The altcoin exchange made the announcement Thursday. 1/ On Friday, May 29th, at 16:00 UTC, the markets for ARDR, BCN, DCR, GAME, GAS, LSK, NXT, OMNI, and REP will…

Greek Court Accused of Violating the Rights of Alleged Btc-e Operator, Postpones Hearing

The judges at the Greek supreme court have been accused of violating Alexander Vinnik’s rights. The alleged Btc-e operator has been detained in Greece since July last year. The hearing against his extradition to France has also reportedly been postponed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Rights Violation Alexander Vinnik, who allegedly…

Cash-Strapped Portuguese Football Giant Sporting Ponders ICO

Sporting Clube de Portugal (SCP), a popular Portuguese football club, is reportedly considering launching an initial coin offering (ICO) as an alternative way to raise funds, at a time in which it’s struggling to raise them through a bond issue. According to local news outlet Dinheiro Vivo, the club’s vice-president Francisco Salgado Zenha claimed the…

A16z, USV Lead $12 Million Funding for CryptoKitties

CryptoKitties will break away from its developer, Axiom Zen, after raising $12 million of venture capital.

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Polish Cryptocurrency Exchange Shuts Down Overnight, Taking Funds With It

"On the blockchain nothing disappears." Users left hunting for clues when Polish exchange abruptly shuts down.

$37 Million of Bitcoin Revenue Helps Square Accelerate Growth in Q2

Square has reported its Q2 2018 financial results, revealing that $37 million of Bitcoin-related revenue helped the company accelerate its growth during the period. While the company still made very little profit from cryptocurrency trading in Q2, management is content with not trying to push the monetization of the feature just yet. Also Read: Coinmarketcap…

Bitcoin Hits $24,000 In Iran After Government Okays Mining

The world’s most expensive bitcoin core (BTC) price is in Iran. A combination of high foreign currency demand, economic sanctions and an improved regulatory environment – with some speculation – have sent the price of the leading digital currency skywards. How high can it go? Also Read: Iran Officially Recognizes Cryptocurrency Mining Falling Rial, New Policy…

Report Finds Cryptojacking Instances Jumped 400% In A Year

A report by a group of cybersecurity researchers found that cryptojacking instances jumped more than 400 percent in a year.

Bitcoin Tax Payments Bill Advances in Arizona

Lawmakers in Arizona have advanced a proposal that would allow residents in the state to pay their taxes in bitcoin.

$9 Million a Day Is Lost in Cryptocurrency Scams

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, $850 will have been lost to cryptocurrency scams. In the time it takes to complete this article, that figure will have risen to $17,000. Phishing; fraud; theft; hacking; it’s all rife. In the first two months of 2018, there were 22 separate scams involving thefts…

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How Crypto Reacted to This Week’s SEC Bitcoin ETF Delay

While the market didn't like the SEC's bitcoin ETF delay decision, observers on social media weren't surprised at all.

85% Of Canadians Are ‘Aware’ Of Bitcoin, Says Bank of Canada

The results of a nationwide bitcoin survey conducted December by the Bank of Canada are now in.

South Korean Exchanges Revise Policies to Comply with Crypto Regulation

South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchanges have implemented changes to comply with the government’s mandates announced last week. In addition to restricting certain customers from trading cryptocurrencies, the exchanges have stopped issuing new virtual accounts in accordance with the regulators’ real-name requirements. Also read: Russian Regulators Draft Law to Restrict Crypto Mining, Payments, and Token Sales Government’s Mandates…

Snowden on Bitcoin: Blasts Public Ledger and Core Developers

The world’s most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, gave a dynamic, wide-ranging interview to Peter Van Valkenburgh during Blockstack Berlin 2018. Mr. Snowden discussed ongoing issues of privacy and cryptocurrency, his preferences, and revealed how bitcoin helped him in his most historic hour. He also took the opportunity to chide growing crypto tribalism, calling out maximalists,…

The Daily: Analysts Predict Bitcoin Will Rebound, Enthusiasm for State Coins Lost

In today’s Bitcoin in Brief we mention some optimistic mid to long term predictions for crypto markets. And while decentralized currencies are hurting in a bearish month, the prospects for state-issued virtual money look even dimmer. Another senior Swiss central banker has noted the diminishing enthusiasm of governments to mint digital coins. Venezuela gives an…
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Ripple price started a short term downside correction after trading towards $0.4100 against the US dollar. The price declined below the $0.4000 support and recently tested the $0.3940 support area. There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near $0.3945 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The…

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Google searches for "bitcoin" jumped to its highest level on Tuesday since Nov. 20, 2018 as the cryptocurrency surged above $5,000 on most exchanges.

‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back

CME says it has "no changes" in store for its bitcoin futures contract, following retrenchment by rival Cboe.

Crypto Trading 101: Pivot Points And Why They’re Useful

When combined with other technical tools, pivot points are valued among day traders for their ability to analyze price movement and more.

Cryptocurrency Conferences Continue to Thrive Despite Industry Downturn

Over the last year, cryptocurrency prices have dropped significantly and mainstream attention has been waning in recent months. However, according to recent data, the digital currency and blockchain conference circuit did not see a steady decline during the last six months of 2018. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations…

Gavin Wood Announces ‘Impending Release’ of DIY Blockchain Tool

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Crypto Feud: TRON Founder Takes Shots at Ethereum Creator’s Twitter Follower Count

Since late November of last year, Bitcoin and the majority of other crypto assets such as Ethereum or Litecoin have continued to plummet to new lows. However, TRON, a cryptocurrency aimed at “decentralizing the web” has experienced solid and steady growth in value. TRON’s positive price action was due largely in part to an upcoming…

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Validators Create New Attack Vectors for Decentralized Systems

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