Telegram’s $1.2 Billion ICO Could Be the Most Ambitious Token Sale Yet

Not only in size, but also in scope: the messaging app provider wants to bring crypto payments to the masses and decentralize online communication.

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Gaming Publisher Bethesda Backpedals after Botched Doom Relaunch

The Doom games have received many re-releases over the years to more or less success, including a full reboot in the Spring of 2016. Most recently, 1993’s Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3 were rereleased by current series publisher Bethesda, which received a good deal of backlash in the process. On July 26, Bethesda rereleased…

After Trillions Printed Under QE, Politicians Now Say Deficits Don’t Matter

When quantitative easing (QE) was introduced, it was likened to a drug, with central banks making an emergency injection of money to resuscitate the global economy. Now it seems that some politicians have gotten addicted to this drug, going as far as to claim that government deficits don’t matter and the money printing can just…

PlayStation 5 Will Be Dead on Arrival with Sony’s ‘Hardcore Gamer’ Strategy

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter recently painted a wild price tag on Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 console. He said that the Japanese giant could price the successor to the PlayStation 4 at a whopping $800. Such crazy pricing could kill Sony’s next PlayStation. But the company has dropped a hint that it could be heading…

Russian Railways Eyes Crypto for Tickets, Blockchain for Cargo

Russian railway company RZD may turn out to be a state-owned giant that does not shy away from technological advances brought about by cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. According to media reports, Russian Railways is planning to implement blockchain applications, smart contracts and ticket sales in crypto. Both company officials and independent experts have spoken about the…

High-Profile Indian Government Official Calls Bitcoin a Ponzi Scheme

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are Ponzi scheme and deserve to be banned to protect investors, at least according to Anurag Agarwal. The joint secretary for India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs accused bitcoin of simplifying financial frauds in the Indian markets. He said authorities were in favor of banning bitcoin, adding fuel to rumors indicating the Indian government’s…

How Ethereum Hackathons are Drastically Improving Blockchain Systems

Since mid-2017, Ethereum hackathons have been held in many major cities across the globe, to encourage the development of decentralized applications (dApps) and blockchain-based systems. ETHGlobal, the biggest Ethereum hackathon organization to date, has played a key role in facilitating the growth of the Ethereum open-source developer community, providing technical workshops, educational talks, and resources…

China State TV: OTC Bitcoin Platforms May Violate Law

Commentary on China's state television suggests a ban on cryptocurrency trading platforms may extend further than startups originally thought.

$6 Million in Stolen Binance Bitcoin Is On the Move Again

A series of hops and "payments" shows that the Binance hackers are working to access some of their stolen millions.

This Week in Bitcoin: Islamic Exchange, Self-Regulation, Social Trading

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about a new Islamic trading platform, a couple of steps towards self regulation of the industry and a new app for matching buyers and sellers off-exchange. The most commented-on article during the week covered the claims by Ripple that its coin is more decentralized…

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Stock Market Eyes Best June in 80 Years But Iran Could Spoil Dow’s Party

By CCN Markets: The Dow Jones has fared surprisingly well this year despite simmering US-China trade tensions, gaining nearly 15% heading into the final week of June. The stock market’s latest rally puts it on track to record its best June since 1938. But the enormous stock market rally faces a new threat – the…

Crypto Exchange Kraken Returns with Zero Trading Fees After Multi-Day Outage

The post Crypto Exchange Kraken Returns with Zero Trading Fees After Multi-Day Outage appeared first on CCN What was originally planned as a two-hour outage for popular cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, turned into a multi-day ordeal, and an emotional rollercoaster for customers. On January 10th, Kraken announced that they would be performing system upgrades on that…

Bitcoin Drops $1,000 In Value Amid Market Sell-Off

Bitcoin has once again come into contact with a greater crypto market sell-off, slashing its price by more than $1000.

Cypherpunk Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto Privacy

The following op-ed on crypto privacy was written by Reuben Yap. He is the Chief Operations Officer of Zcoin. A corporate lawyer for ten years, specializing in institutional frameworks, Reuben founded one of SE Asia’s top VPN companies, bolehvpn.net. He graduated with a LLB from the University of Nottingham. One of blockchain’s most notable and valued…

Bloq CEO Jeff Garzik Subpoenaed Over Craig Wright’s Satoshi Claim

Jeff Garzik has been served a subpoena relating to the ongoing Craig Wright vs. Ira Kleiman lawsuit.

Wallet Provider Blockchain Is Backing Crypto Giveaways In a Big Way

Cryptocurrency wallet and data provider Blockchain.info is launching a program to assist crypto projects distributing free tokens to users worldwide.

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Crypto Detectives Project Rates and Investigates Suspicious ICOs

An online platform created in Russia has set a noble goal of making the cryptocurrency industry safer for investors. The project investigates initial coin offerings (ICOs) that have raised suspicions and performs the due diligence for free. A report about each ICO is then published containing а summary of the findings and a conclusion about…

EOS, Litecoin, Stellar Lumens, Tron, IOTA Technical Analysis: BitFinex Lists Everipedia Tokens as Stellar adds 8%

Of all coins, Stellar Lumens performance stands out. It is one of the top performers in the market gaining eight percent in the last day. IOTA is also following suit. While IOTA prices are well balanced and trading above 90 cents-our sell trigger line, any up thrust above $1.1 and $1.3 would be morale boosting…

Blockchain Will Integrate BitPay’s Payments System For Wallet Payments

The largest wallet provider, Blockchain, partnered with the largest bitcoin payment processor, BitPay.

South Korean Wealth Management Firm: Cryptocurrency Can be a Safe Haven Asset

Jeong Ki-wook, a former executive at Cisco and the founder of TrustVerse, a South Korea-based wealth management platform, said that cryptocurrency assets like bitcoin and ethereum can evolve into safe haven assets in the long-term. Reaching Stability In an interview with ZDNet Korea, Jeong said that cryptocurrencies have the potential to become safe haven assets…

Goldman Sachs President to Become CEO by End of Year, More Crypto Involvement Expected

Goldman Sachs current president, David M. Solomon — who moonlights as an EDM DJ and practices yoga — is set to become the company’s CEO by the end of this year. Solomon as CEO at Goldman Solomon, who has already started putting together his management team, is set to replace longtime Chief Executive Lloyd C.…
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The Dapp Revolution: Rebuilding Society Through Decentralization

This article about the Dapp Revolution was written by Heidi Yu. Heidi is a serial entrepreneur, influencer, marketing evangelist, and AI enthusiast. Heidi founded Boosto.io, a decentralized app store that returns power to creators and makers.  If you can dream it, a decentralized application can do it. According to a report from UK market intelligence firm Juniper Research,…

India’s Exchanges Want to Challenge Central Bank’s Crypto Crackdown

India's cryptocurrency exchanges plan to fight back against the Reserve Bank's decision to cut them off from financial services.

Pewdiepie Pokes Fun at Youtubers Who Shilled Bitconnect

Pewdiepie may be late to the Bitconnect bashing party, but he’s made up for it in a searing 15-minute sketch. “Finally I can quit making Youtube videos, this is the answer BITCONEEEEEECT!” the world’s most popular Youtuber cries to his 60 million subscribers. In “How I Made My Millions! (and so can you)”, Pewdiepie also…

Bitcoin Price: Yes, The Worst is Finally Over for the Crypto Market

After a long and arduous winter, green shoots of a crypto market recovery have begun to emerge. Perhaps the only ones left out are the haters. Economist Nouriel Roubini comes to mind. If you ask market strategists at Fundstrat, they might say Roubini is in for a bumpy ride. The latest Fundstrat report is entitled:…

Crypto Job Interest ‘Still Strong’ Despite Decline, Says Indeed

Interest from both employers and job seekers in blockchain and cryptocurrency-related jobs has declined in the past year, Indeed.com data indicates.

A Tangled Web: Will Coinbase Ventures Lead to Conflicts of Interest?

Coinbase's new VC arm raises thorny questions about the influence the startup wields across the crypto market and potential conflicts of interest.

Cryptocurrencies ‘Innovative’ But ‘Pose Challenges’: Federal Reserve Governor

The Federal Reserve has been giving cryptocurrencies and their potential impact on the economy a great deal of thought lately. Most recently, Fed Governor Lael Brainard provided a rare tilt of the Fed’s hand on digital currencies, taking more time, offering more details than usual and demonstrating the resources that the agency has dedicated to understanding…

High-Frequency Trading Is New Battleground in Crypto Exchange Race

Crypto exchanges including Huobi, ErisX and Gemini are rolling out the red carpet for high-frequency traders.

Bitmain’s Nishant Sharma Talks China and Crypto in the Humans of Bitcoin Podcast

This week on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast host Matt Aaron chatted with Bitmain’s Nishant Sharma who shared his story and discussed the western hemisphere’s false impressions of China and Bitcoin. During the interview, Sharma conversed about his work with Bitmain, one of the largest cryptocurrency companies in the world, and addressed some of the…