Inside the Blockchain Revolution – The Money Trade Coin

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Thailand’s Securities Firms Plan to Launch a Cryptocurrency Exchange

The association of securities firms in Thailand is reportedly planning to jointly launch a new cryptocurrency exchange amid the growing retail and institutional interest in crypto trading. The Association of Securities Companies (ASCO) – the collective body representing Thailand’s securities firms – is exploring the possibility of establishing a joint cryptocurrency exchange, the Bangkok Post…

Forget NYC: Amazon Should Invest HQ2 Money in Rural Georgia

The small town of Toomsboro, Georgia has been on sale for a while now and is attracting some attention after an article noted that its $1.7 million list price was comparable to the cost of a single-family home in California’s San Francisco Bay area. Given that Amazon shelved its plans for the other half of…

Crypto Funds, Lending and Market Manipulation

The growing practice of asset lending by crypto hedge funds could add systemic risk to the sector if we are not vigilant, argues Noelle Acheson.

Bitcoin Cash Innovation Continues with the First On-Chain Atomic Bet

Just recently news.Bitcoin.com wrote about a trustless betting protocol designed by Jonald Fyookball called Chainbet, a protocol that enables simple coin flip wagers using the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain. Since then the Openbazaar developer Chris Pacia performed the first atomic bet utilizing the BCH network’s re-enabled OP_Codes and Fyookball’s Chainbet concept. Also read: Chainbet Protocol Proposes…

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin

Crypto hedge fund traders were not immune to bitcoin’s downright frigid bear market. Just look at Polychain Capital, whose assets under management (AUM) fell to $591.5 million at year-end 2018, according to a regulatory filing cited in the Wall Street Journal. Investors Stay Put in Polychain Capital’s Fund The San Francisco-based crypto hedge fund boasted…

Ethereum’s Next Upgrade Could Be the $29 Billion Blockchain’s Biggest Test Yet

Disagreement surrounding an upcoming upgrade, Constantinope, is putting ethereum to the test.

Markets Update: Altcoins Gain on BTC

The recent bounce in the value of many leading cryptocurrencies relative to fiat currency has comprised the first bullish action in several months. Since bottoming out during the third quarter of 2018, many leading altcoins have made significant bullish moves against BTC. Also Read: BTC-e Operator Alexander Vinnik Terminates His Hunger Strike BTC and BCH…

Facebook Libra Might Not Ever Launch, Concedes Firm

Facebook has acknowledged what many have been saying – that regulatory issues may be an insurmountable barrier to its Libra project.

Bitcoin ABC Calls nChain’s Bluff, Vows to Proceed with Contentious Hard Fork Upgrade

Bitcoin Cash development team Bitcoin ABC isn’t backing down from its plan to release a contentious software upgrade in November, despite vows from other development teams and at least one major mining pool to continue using software that is incompatible with the new ABC client. On Monday, Bitcoin ABC released version 0.18.0 of its full…

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Ripple Hit with Lawsuit While Binance Expands XRP Listings

It has been a tumultuous week for San Francisco based Ripple Labs which now finds itself embroiled in another law suit. This time a disgruntled investor has taken up legal action claiming the blockchain firm has violated federal securities laws. Digital Coins Created ‘Out of Thin Air’ According to Thursday’s class action suit which is…

Crypto Lending Platforms Prepare to Assail the Banking System

The battle lines have been drawn and the troops assembled. On the one side stands the combined might of the banking cartels, centuries of deeply entrenched financial infrastructure supporting them. And on the other side stands a handful of crypto companies armed with little more than a passionate plea: “Ditch the legacy system and come…

Bitcoin Remains Above $7,200 For 3 Days; Where is the Market Headed?

Since early August, Bitcoin has shown a level of stability it hasn’t seen since early 2017. Throughout this week, bitcoin price has remained above the $7,200 mark. Since Sunday, the cryptocurrency market has not seen any major movement to both the upside and downside, possibly due to the lack of momentum and volume in Bitcoin,…

The Map Is Not the Territory: Rethinking Crypto as an Asset Class

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Cambodia’s Crypto Industry Marches Forward Despite Legal Grey Area

Cambodia’s cryptocurrency sector appears to be marching forward, despite the absence of clear regulatory guidelines pertaining to virtual currencies.  Also Read: PBOC to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Regulations in 2018 Regulatory Ambiguity Fails to Deter Cambodia’s Cryptocurrency Sector A report published by The Phnom Penh Post suggests that Cambodia’s virtual currency industry is pressing forward in spite of…

Who Do You Trust? A Survey of Best Exchange Options in 2019

It’s no secret to cryptocurrency experts that the industry had a rough year in 2018. But 2019 seems to have started off in a better direction. Bitcoin has exploded to over $8,000 and is showing strong support at those levels. With increased market awareness, many have been seeking which exchange is best for security, fees,…

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Local Crypto Exchanges are Circumventing India’s New Bitcoin Ban: Here’s How

According to Coindelta co-founder Shubham Yadav, cryptocurrency exchanges in India can no longer process fiat-to-crypto trades and have shifted their business model to crypto-to-crypto trading. Central Bank’s Ban on Crypto Stands In April, CCN reported that the Reserve Bank of India, the country’s central bank, first imposed its ban on cryptocurrency trading, effectively disallowing local…

Crypto Exchange Binance Says It’s Revamping Security in Post-Hack Update

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance said it is revamping security measures after losing some 7,000 bitcoin in a hack earlier this week.

Ethereum Price Has Best Risk-Reward Ratio Ever: Crypto Venture Capitalist

Ethereum hasn’t done too well over the past year. Since peaking at $1,400 and nearly “flipping” Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency has embarked on a steep downtrend, shedding a large majority of its value as demand has tapered off. In fact, one ETH is now valued at under 0.02 BTC — a level not seen since the…

Regulators Tackle Businesses in Europe’s Crypto-Friendly Nations

There’s a group of countries on the Old Continent that have recognized the potential of the newly forming cryptoconomy. In the past couple of years, nations such as Malta, Switzerland and Estonia have been making efforts to attract businesses from the nascent industry, often rebuffed elsewhere. However, registering and running a crypto company, even in…

The Bitcoin Cash Chain Has Less Than Two Years Until the Reward Halving

The Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain is now less than two years away from its next block reward halving. Current statistics show the BCH chain will halve its reward from 12.5 BCH to 6.25 BCH on or around April 6, 2020, and with more than 80 percent of BCH now in circulation, when the next halving…
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Introducing Quadum: Beating the Market, One Algorithm at a Time Through Quadum

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William Shatner Boldly Goes to Fight Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

A recent study estimated that mining Bitcoin consumes as much electricity as the Republic of Ireland. Hollywood actor William Shatner, who is best known as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, is now involved in efforts aimed at pushing for renewable energy use in the mining of the flagship cryptocurrency. This, he argues, is good for…

2018 Was the Reality Check. 2019 Starts the Crypto Comeback

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Indian Bank Kotak Mahindra Taps Ripple for Instant International Remittance

Kotak Mahindra, a major private bank in India, the latest financial institution to join RippleNet, Ripple’s enterprise blockchain network to enable inward remittances. In an announcement [PDF], Kotak Mahindra Bank revealed it use San Francisco-based Ripple’s blockchain technology to power inward international remittances in India, the world’s largest remittance receiver. Specifically, Kotak will use Ripple’s…