• Cointelegraph.com News - 23 March 2019, 12:15 am

    The State Duma of the Russian Federation has rescheduled consideration of the bill “On Digital Financial Assets” for April 2019. The State Duma of the Russian Federation has deferred consideration of the bill “On Digital Financial Assets” to April 2019,  local media outlet TASS reported on March 20.The second reading of the draft federal law…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 11:20 pm

    The largest e-commerce company in Latin America, Mercado Livre, has prohibited cryptocurrency advertising on their website. The largest e-commerce company in Latin America, Mercado Livre, has banned cryptocurrency advertising on their website, Cointelegraph em Português reported on March 18.The development was revealed in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph em Português after the company’s users reported…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 9:50 pm

    CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX Arthus Hayes has suggested that Bitcoin will get back to $10,000 this year. Arthur Hayes, co-founder and CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX, has predicted that Bitcoin (BTC) will get back to the $10,000 price point this year. Hayes shared his predictions in a newsletter published on March 22.According…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 9:40 pm

    PwC France’s Pauline Adam Kalfon says central banks should stay away from crypto until it is “battle-tested” by corporations. Central banks should leave issuance of digital currencies to corporations such as Facebook and JPMorgan, according to a blockchain and financial partner at PwC France, Forbes reports March 22.According to PwC France’s Pauline Adam Kalfon, central…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 9:05 pm

    Crypto lending company BlockFi has lowered the interest rates for their biggest cryptocurrency deposit accounts. Crypto wealth management and lending company BlockFi has lowered the interest rates for their biggest cryptocurrency deposit accounts, according to an official blog post on March 22. BlockFi launched the BlockFi Interest Accounts (BIA), cryptocurrency accounts supporting Ethereum (ETH) and…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 8:02 pm

    The U.S. regulator continues to liaise with representatives despite repeated delays over Bakkt’s launch. United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively working to approve multiple crypto-related applications, including for Bitcoin (BTC) futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt. A CFTC commissioner revealed the news in remarks to cryptocurrency news network Blocktv in…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 7:55 pm

    Crypto markets are seeing slight gains, having overcome yesterday’s drop, with Bitcoin hovering around the $4,000 mark. Friday, March 22 — All the top 20 cryptocurrencies, except Tether (USDT), are in the green, having overcome yesterday’s drop.Market visualization from Coin360Bitcoin (BTC) is up 0.31 percent over the past 24 hours, and is trading at around…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 7:19 pm

    Bayer CropScience, an agricultural arm of Bayer pharma giant giant, has worked with ConsenSys-backed startup BlockApps since 2018. The agricultural division of pharmaceutical and life science giant Bayer AG, Bayer CropScience, is collaborating with ConsenSys-backed Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) startup BlockApps. BlockApps revealed the news to Cointelegraph on March 22. Germany-based Bayer CropScience has been working on…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 6:59 pm

    If the crypto markets bottom out, volumes will pick up. Let’s look at the charts, and see where major coins are heading in the short term. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 6:34 pm

    The new deal will put a database that includes sales info from 4,000 art auction houses worldwide on blockchain. The blockchain-based art registry startup Artory has acquired auction house database Auction Club, according to a tweet from Artory on March 21.Auction Club is a subscription-only database containing sales information from more than 4,000 international auction…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 4:10 pm

    95 percent of volume on unregulated exchanges appears to be fake or non-economic wash trading in nature, an analysis from Bitwise Asset Management has argued. 95 percent of volume on unregulated exchanges appears to be fake or non-economic in nature, an analysis from cryptocurrency index fund provider Bitwise Asset Management has argued in a report…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 2:54 pm

    As announced in late 2018, the Swiss Federal Council proposed specific adjustments in the existing federal law for the blockchain industry. The Swiss Federal Council has started its consultation period on the adaptation of federal law for blockchain development, according to an official press release published on March 22.By initiating the consultation, the Federal Council…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 2:41 pm

    The CFTC’s delay in issuing Bakkt an approval for its Bitcoin futures is in part due to the fact that Bakkt wanted to hold clients’ funds, according to WSJ sources. Much-anticipated crypto platform Bakkt’s plans to store customers’ Bitcoin (BTC) from its Bitcoin futures could cause further delay on obtaining approval from United States regulator…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 2:01 pm

    Financial services provider Western Union is partnering with Stellar collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. Payments giant Western Union (WU) is partnering with Stellar (XLM) collaborator Thunes to enable WU clients to transfer funds directly to mobile wallets globally. The development was announced in an official press…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 March 2019, 1:45 pm

    In recent market action, bitcoin core (BTC) has struggled to hold above $4,000 following four consecutive green weekly candles, while bitcoin cash (BCH) appears to be consolidating above $150 after comprising the best performing of the 10 largest crypto assets by market cap of the last seven days. In other news, ravencoin (RVN) and tezos…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 12:28 pm

    SBI will consult with a mining electronics entrepreneur Adam Traidman after forming SBI Mining Chip Co., Ltd. Japanese financial giant SBI Group has created a dedicated subsidiary that will manufacture cryptocurrency mining chips, the company confirmed in a notice on March 22.SBI, which has launched spin-offs covering various aspects of the cryptocurrency industry, now says…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 March 2019, 12:01 pm

    Mt. Gox rehabilitation trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi has reviewed the claims filed by the exchange’s creditors and we’ve included his announcement in The Daily. Also, Caspian launches crypto derivatives trading in partnership with Deribit, Facebook is looking to hire a blockchain lawyer, and Swiss lawmakers have tasked the federal government with adapting existing regulations to cryptocurrencies.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 11:06 am

    Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin USDT. Two major crypto exchanges — Singapore-headquartered Huobi Global and Malta-based OKEx — have announced their support for the Tron-based version of stablecoin Tether. The developments were announced in two official announcements, both…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 10:23 am

    The significant valuation was leaked to the media following Bakkt’s 2018 Series A funding activities. Intercontinental Exchange’s to-be-launched institutional trading platform Bakkt has earned a $740 million valuation after it raised over $180 million in funding last year, anonymous sources told cryptocurrency industry news outlet The Block on March 21.Bakkt, which has yet to launch…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 March 2019, 10:05 am

    China’s Center for Information and Industry Development has released its latest crypto project ranking. Tron and EOS top the list out of the 35 crypto projects evaluated while Bitcoin has been downgraded slightly. The center also evaluated the projects independently based on basic technology, applicability, and creativity. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 March 2019, 9:53 am

    Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology’s killer app in the travel security sector, a representative from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has said. Using blockchain for biometric tracking would be the technology’s killer app in the travel security sector, according to a representative from the United States Customs and Border Protection…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 March 2019, 1:50 am

    Africa continues to dominate Google Trends search interest for “bitcoin,” but that has not translated into widespread adoption of cryptocurrency by users and businesses. Apart from opaque regulation and a lack of awareness, one of the major reasons for this failure has been the expansive use of mobile money on the continent. Also read: Report:…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 March 2019, 11:30 pm

    Extensions, also known as plugins, provide a one-click way to customize your web browser. From filtering out offensive words to blocking unwanted ads, there’s a browser extension for that. Cryptocurrency users have a particular need for plugins to enhance their privacy, perform crypto payments in-browser, and check market prices. Whether you use Chrome, Brave, Firefox,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 11:25 pm

    U.S. prediction market startup and hedge fund Numerai raised $11 million in an ICO to launch its Erasure project. American prediction market startup and hedge fund Numerai (NMR) has raised $11 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) to launch its project Erasure, Numerai tweeted on March 21.Introduced in late 2016, Numeraire network provides a…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 10:55 pm

    The former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e, Alexander Vinnik, has lodged an appeal with a Piraeus court for his release or extradition to Russia. Former operator of now-shuttered crypto exchange BTC-e, Russian national Alexander Vinnik, has appealed with a Greek court for his release or extradition to Russia, local media outlet Kathimerini reported on…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 9:55 pm

    Cryptocurrency markets have seen a decline on the day, with most top coins hovering in the red and Bitcoin trading around $4,000. Thursday, March 21 — Most of the top 20 coins by market capitalization are in the red, showing slight losses on the day, down from one to four percent.Market visualization from Coin360The leading…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 8:49 pm

    Logistics giant UPS and e-commerce tech firm Inxeption have launched a blockchain platform aimed to improve merchant supply chains. Major American postal carrier UPS and e-commerce technology company Inxeption have jointly rolled out a blockchain-powered platform to improve merchant supply chains. The development was announced in a press release published on March 21.The new blockchain…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 8:10 pm

    Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin says that strong ether prices are important both for network security and the wider ecosystem’s development. Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin says that high ether prices are important both for network security and the wider ecosystem’s development. Buterin made his remarks during an interview for Laura Shin’s crypto-focused “Unchained,” hosted at…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 March 2019, 8:10 pm

    The race to file blockchain patents has accelerated lately with one specific firm, Nchain Holdings, attempting to capture hundreds of distributed ledger-related patents. According to reports, self-proclaimed Satoshi – Craig Wright – and his Nchain business claim to have filed 666 patent applications to date, capturing a gigantic portfolio of intellectual property. Also Read: Jeff…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 7:56 pm

    Leading crypto mining hardware producer Bitmain is reportedly planning to install 200,000 units of mining equipment in China to benefit from cheap hydroelectric power. Cryptocurrency mining giant Bitmain is reportedly planning to set up 200,000 units of mining equipment in China to benefit from low-cost hydroelectric power in the country, crypto media outlet CoinDesk reported…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 21 March 2019, 5:24 pm

    Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba will promote blockchain tech development with Aerospace Information Co. Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba and Aerospace Information Co., a major software developer and provider, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for cloud computing, blockchain and other technological services development. Chinese finance publication Securities Daily reported on the deal on March 21.The two…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 March 2019, 3:09 pm

    Bitcoin.com has always been on a quest to promote Bitcoin adoption. Our educational resources, forums, newsdesk, and other services reflect that mission on a daily basis. Now our web portal is introducing a feature called Local Bitcoin Cash, a service that facilitates the peer-to-peer trading of local currency for bitcoin cash (BCH). The new service…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 March 2019, 11:48 am

    In this edition of The Daily, we feature a couple of announcements by leading crypto exchanges. Binance starts selling cryptocurrency for cash at newsagent stores in Australia, while Huobi is launching its new token listing platform. In other news, Aeternity and Satoshipay join forces to offer faster crypto micropayments and Nvidia expects to clear mining…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 March 2019, 4:15 am

    An Indian crypto exchange has launched a program that allows its users to earn interest on their cryptocurrencies held at the exchange. Initially, users can lend BTC, USDT, BNB, XRP, and ETH. The CEO of the exchange has shared details about this new offering with news.Bitcoin.com. Also read: Crypto Enthusiasts Unite in 4 Indian Cities…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 21 March 2019, 1:30 am

    A Bitcoin Cash (BCH) supporter recently noted that the biggest hindrance to cryptocurrency adoption is tax laws and reporting taxes on digital currency usage. After reading the commentary, Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver shared a four-minute video about the subject of taxes in order to spark questions in the minds of people who might not understand…Read More