• Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 9:50 pm

    Tom Lee has maintained his year-end BTC price target at $15,000, citing the Bakkt launch and upcoming regulatory clarity as two main reasons. Despite the present market crash, major Wall Street crypto bull Tom Lee has reiterated his recently reduced year-end price prediction for Bitcoin (BTC) at $15,000 in an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 9:31 pm

    Per a recent study by Chainalysis, Bitcoin usage as a payment method dropped by 80 percent from January to September 2018. Bitcoin (BTC) use for commercial payments has reduced significantly this year, according to a study by Chainalysis cited by Reuters Nov. 20.To prepare the study, Chainalysis reportedly surveyed 17 Bitcoin payment processors. The amount…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 9:05 pm

    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…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 8:50 pm

    sponsored A blockchain-based platform which facilitates in-app payments in games has forged a partnership with one of the world’s biggest game engines. A blockchain-based platform that enables gamers to make in-app purchases using cryptocurrency has forged a partnership with Unity, a major game engine – giving developers the chance to unlock new revenue streams with…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 7:05 pm

    Study263, a Zimbabwean-owned fintech startup operating from South Africa, has opened an online store allowing Zimbabweans to buy food hampers that are delivered directly to their homes. Shoppers have the option to pay for items like cooking oil and baked beans in BTC, Paypal or Ecocash, a local mobile money payment system. Also Read: Ivy and…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 6:30 pm

    Stablecoins have been a hot topic in 2018, and many different companies are creating cryptocurrencies for P2P payments. The USDX Wallet payment system stands out from these overly complicated and undeveloped projects by delivering rapid and secure transactions with the ease of sending a text. Whether you are depositing money, organizing international money transfers, paying…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 6:25 pm

    The Big Issue, a street newspaper sold by the homeless, is going to launch a blockchain-based investment platform. The Big Issue, a street newspaper sold by the homeless in the U.K. and other countries, is launching a blockchain-driven platform to promote impact investing, The Financial Times reports Monday, Nov. 18.Three investment companies — UK Standard…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 6:15 pm

    The Bakkt digital assets platform has announced that they are now “targeting” Jan. 24, 2019 as a launch date. The Bakkt digital assets platform, which was created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced in a Medium post today, Nov. 24, that they are now “targeting” Jan. 24, 2019 as a…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 5:20 pm

    A subsidiary of Chinese insurance holding Ping An Group will create a boutique bank backed with AI, blockchain, and big data. Ping An Bank, a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Insurance Group, will launch a boutique bank using blockchain, cloud services, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Ping An Insurance Group is one of the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 5:05 pm

    Cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been glued to the price charts over the last 48 hours as digital assets across the entire crypto-economy have plunged significantly. Since our last markets update two days ago, the digital currency ecosystem has lost over $30 billion and the overall market capitalization of all 2,000+ coins now sits at around $159…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 4:50 pm

    The North Dakota Securities Commissioner has issued a cease and desist order against a Russia-based fraudulent ICO. Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler of North Dakota, U.S., has issued a cease and desist order against a Russian Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that posed as Liechtenstein Union Bank, according to a Monday, Nov. 19 press release.The state Securities…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 4:40 pm

    The U.S. DoJ has focused in on its investigation into whether or not Tether (USDT) was used to artificially inflate Bitcoin (BTC) prices during last year’s bull run. The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has focused its investigation crypto market manipulation on whether or not Tether (USDT) was used to artificially inflate Bitcoin (BTC) prices…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 3:45 pm

    sponsored A blockchain network which claims to be faster and cheaper than ERC20 aims to help businesses sculpt “absolutely unique tokens with exclusive features.” A new blockchain platform believes it is a “more attractive and accessible destination” for hosting tokens than the likes of Ethereum’s ERC20 platform, as it gives developers the support they need…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 3:40 pm

    The Spanish Ministry of Finance will investigate crypto investors to avoid tax fraud activities, with 15,000 taxpayers currently under investigation. The Spanish Ministry of Finance (Hacienda) will oversee 15,000 taxpayers who have made transactions with cryptocurrencies in the last year, El País, the largest Spanish-language newspaper, reports Nov. 19.Under the auspices of Hacienda, Spain’s tax…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 3:30 pm

    Peru’s central bank has tweeted about potential crypto risks, such as high volatility and frauds, amidst the recent crypto market slump. Peru’s central bank has reacted to the recent crypto markets collapse by warning about the high volatility of digital currencies on its Twitter Friday, Nov. 16.In its recent post, the Peruvian central bank included…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 3:20 pm

    Bitcoin futures trading could “likely” be in jeopardy in the U.K. as the financial regulator mulls a ban on crypto derivatives. The U.K.’s finance regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), may ban cryptocurrency derivatives such as futures as part of its “most comprehensive response” to the industry, according to a speech published Nov. 20.In a…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 2:15 pm

    Named after the subatomic particle that can pass right through the entire planet without being detected, neutrino is meant to be a lightweight wallet with enhanced privacy features. And Bchd developers are now bringing it over to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ecosystem in beta mode. Also Read: Thai Central Banker: A National Cryptocurrency Is Years…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 2:10 pm

    NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will appear as TRON founder Justin Sun’s guest and speak at the NiTRON Summit 2019 in San Francisco. Kobe Bryant, twice Olympic gold medalist and NBA superstar, will appear as a guest speaker at the NiTRON Summit 2019 in San Francisco, decentralized Internet project TRON (TRX) shared exclusively with Cointelegraph Nov.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 12:27 pm

    India’s financial committee is reportedly set to present a long-awaited draft bill on crypto regulation in December. The Indian government is actively preparing a draft bill on crypto regulation, which is expected to see light this December, according to documents obtained by digital news website Quartz India Tuesday, Nov. 20.The government has filed a counter-affidavit…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 12:20 pm

    There aren’t many prices that cryptocurrency traders can bear to look at right now, but stablecoins are one of the few exceptions. In this edition of The Daily, we consider the latest cryptocurrency niche that dollar-pegged coins are encroaching on, but not before we’ve addressed the serious business of fake hardware wallets and how to…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 11:14 am

    A turbulent time for cryptocurrency markets has seen Bitcoin Cash almost lose half its value and Bitcoin set 13-month lows. A “panicked” twenty-four hours in cryptocurrency markets saw Bitcoin (BTC) hit fresh lows not seen in over a year Nov. 20 as assets across the board shed millions.Data from Cointelegraph’s price tracker, Coin360, CoinMarketCap, and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 10:40 am

    Hundreds of ways of buying crypto have emerged in recent years – and in some cases, you can get your hands on Bitcoin without parting with cash. Are there any methods which don’t come recommended?Cash in the mail is ill advised for buying crypto unless you’re only dealing in small amounts.There’s always the risk of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 10:30 am

    Whenever Nouriel Roubini talks smack about Bitcoin, it’s hard to know how to respond. Do you ignore “Dr. Doom,” mindful of the mantra to not feed the trolls? Or do you tackle him head on, shooting down his fallacies, but granting the attention he so desperately craves? It’s a conundrum, but in the case of…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 10:20 am

    The debacle over OKEx’s Bitcoin Cash futures treatment continues with an official denial of market manipulation from the exchange. The world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange OKEx hit back at accusations it “manipulated markets” by adjusting Bitcoin Cash (BCH) futures settlements in a fresh statement Nov. 20 sent to Cointelegraph.The exchange, which opted to deliver BCH futures…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 10:11 am

    The lawyer representing the alleged former operator of BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has accused the Greek Supreme Court of “grossly violating” his rights. The lawyer representing the alleged former operator of now-defunct crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has accused the Greek Supreme Court of “grossly violating” his rights, major Russian state-owned news agency TASS reported Nov.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 9:21 am

    The Bank of Thailand’s governor says that developing countries will take some time to switch to using digital currency. The governor of the Bank of Thailand (BoT) has said that it will take three to five years for countries to switch from using cash to using digital currencies. The bank governor’s comments were reported by…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 9:04 am

    Hardware wallet Trezor has unearthed fake versions of its flagship wallet, ostensibly under manufacture in China. Cryptocurrency hardware wallet manufacturer Trezor issued a warning to users Nov. 19 after making what it called the “startling” discovery that rogue actors were creating and selling fake devices.Trezor, which together with Ledger and KeepKey forms one of the…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 8:45 am

    The last 24 hours have been the worst the cryptocurrency markets have seen since the 24 hours prior. Things have been looking grim for weeks in fact, but on Nov. 19 the situation went from bad to critical as BTC fell below $4,500, dragging the rest of the market down with it. While some investors…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 8:41 am

    Singapore’s central bank has broadened its regulatory regime for payment providers to bring certain cryptocurrencies under its jurisdiction. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, has broadened its regulatory regime for payment providers to bring certain cryptocurrencies under its jurisdiction. The development was reported by English-language local broadsheet The Straits Times Nov.…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 6:55 am

    The central bank of Singapore has finalized the country’s new regulatory framework for payment services, which now includes cryptocurrency. Crypto payment service providers, which fall outside of the current regulatory framework, will need to be licensed under the new regime. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Regulating Crypto Payment Services The Monetary…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 20 November 2018, 4:55 am

    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…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 20 November 2018, 1:06 am

    A recent study funded by the Canadian government has revealed that ICOs are facing regulatory compliance challenges that limit their potential. Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) are facing a regulatory “compliance trilemma,” according to a recent study released Nov. 19. The research, funded by regtech platform iComply and “supported by” Canadian non-profit national research organization Mitacs…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 November 2018, 11:14 pm

    Software company Autodesk CEO said that blockchain can help combat corruption in the construction industry. American software corporation Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost said that blockchain could fight corruption in the construction industry, finance and investment news outlet the Australian Financial Review reported Nov. 19.Founded in 1982, Autodesk manufactures software for the construction, architecture, media, and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 November 2018, 10:24 pm

    The director of Citizen Participation of the Catalan government claimed that the authority is considering the use of blockchain in its e-voting system. The head of the Catalan government’s citizen participation council states that the authority is considering blockchain for the community’s voting system, Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia reports Monday, Nov. 19.Earlier in October,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 19 November 2018, 9:17 pm

    Following slight signals of recovery yesterday, crypto markets experience another dramatic fall, dragging Bitcoin below $5,000. Monday, Nov. 19: after showing some signs of recovery yesterday, Nov. 18, cryptocurrency markets experience another dramatic fall. Bitcoin (BTC) dipped below the $5,000 mark, with some of the top 20 coins falling by as much as 20 percent…Read More