• Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 8:20 pm

    CBOE’s BZX Equity Exchange has apparently withdrawn its request for a rule change to list a Bitcoin ETF. The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has apparently withdrawn its request for a rule change by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an official notice published on Jan. 23, BZX…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 8:04 pm

    Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar has launched its testnet, recording over 10,000 transactions per second. Enterprise blockchain platform Insolar (INS) has successfully launched its testnet on Jan. 22, recording over 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), according to data from its block explorer Insolar Explorer.As the company announced on Sunday, Insolar set up its private testnet launch…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 7:16 pm

    A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com claimed that the exchange reported him to the police. A Chinese user of the cryptocurrency exchange ZB.com said that the exchange reported him to local police in a post on the 8btc forum, a major Chinese crypto community, on Jan. 21.In the post, which has been viewed…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 6:34 pm

    Global messaging app Telegram plans to release the mainnet and token for its blockchain-based TON platform as early as March, sources claim. Global messaging app Telegram plans to release the mainnet and token for its blockchain-based Telegram Open Network (TON) platform as early as March 2019. The news was revealed to Cointelegraph by a source…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 6:04 pm

    Charles Hoskinson, founder of Cardano, believes crypto markets will be more mature and attract millions to billions of users by the time they regain 2017’s all-time highs. Crypto markets might need more than a decade to regain 2017’s price highs, but the industry will a “dramatically different ecosystem at that point,” according to top altcoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 5:00 pm

    sponsored A blockchain platform is planning to clamp down on counterfeit drugs and ensure patients are unable to order identical prescriptions from multiple pharmacies. A blockchain solution has unveiled bold plans to make the United Kingdom’s medicine market safer by creating a system that prevents patients from ordering the same prescription from multiple pharmacies while…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 4:43 pm

    Smart contracts indubitably fall subject to private international law, a professor of Private International Law at Germany’s Friedrich Schiller University has argued. Blockchain-based smart contracts indubitably fall subject to private international law, a legal expert has argued in a post published to Oxford University’s Business Law Blog today, Jan. 23.Giesela Rühl — a professor of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 4:32 pm

    While trading volume on the top cryptocurrency exchanges declined dramatically during the second half of 2018, all signs suggest that over-the-counter (OTC) markets are now attracting increasing liquidity, with a number of prominent cryptocurrency exchanges entering the OTC space. Additionally, several major existing OTC desks have recently spoken of experiencing significant growth in trade volume.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 4:31 pm

    Blockchain tech firm Bitfury Group has released a series of new tools for merchants, consumers and developers in a bid to drive wider adoption of the Lightning Network. Blockchain technology firm Bitfury Group has released a series of new tools for merchants and developers in a bid to drive wider adoption of the Lightning Network…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 4:01 pm

    The Institute for Fintech Research of Tsinghua University has partnered with Ripple to launch a blockchain research scholarship. A major Chinese research university has launched a blockchain research scholarship with the support of Ripple, according to a press release published on Jan. 18.In collaboration with blockchain payments firm Ripple, the Institute for Fintech Research at…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 3:36 pm

    Bitcoin wallet Xapo is moving its main business from Hong Kong to Switzerland, reportedly seeking a friendlier regulatory environment. Major global Bitcoin (BTC) wallet Xapo will relocate key business operations from Hong Kong to Switzerland, according to Swiss news agency Swissinfo on Jan. 21.Speaking at the World Web Forum in Zurich, the wallet’s president Ted…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 2:30 pm

    In Wednesday’s edition of The Daily we cover a number of developments that show how cryptocurrency exchanges around the world are evolving to attract institutional investors while also adding new services to stay competitive in this bearish market. Also Read: Bitpay Reports Processing Over $1 Billion Transactions in 2018 Huobi Sheds Staff and Plans Stablecoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 2:20 pm

    The United Kingdom’s finance regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has released a consultation paper titled “Guidance on Cryptoassets.” The United Kingdom’s financial regulator has published a consultation paper titled “Guidance on Cryptoassets” today, Jan. 23.The stated goal of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) paper on cryptocurrency is to provide more regulatory clarity on the subject…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 12:58 pm

    Bitcoin at the epicenter of the battle for free speech. A number of online crowdfunding sites and wallet providers have been embroiled in controversy  after a series of high-profile account cancellations associated with alt- and far-right views. Although the move to “deplatform” those seen to be allegedly promoting hate speech has received popular support, several…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 12:25 pm

    For bitcoin idealists, the coming utopia for global finance stars bitcoin dismantling the fiat hegemony, empowering citizens to own their money without central bank mediation, and facilitating borderless trade. Credited to Satoshi Nakamoto Institute co-founder Daniel Krawisz, hyperbitcoinization is a term which describes bitcoin coming to dominate the global currency basket through mass adoption. Also…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 12:17 pm

    The Department of Banking and Securities in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania has clarified that cryptocurrency exchanges do not fall subject to the Money Transmitter Act. The American state of Pennsylvania has clarified that cryptocurrency exchanges do not fall subject to the Money Transmitter Act (MTA), according to a Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS)…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 12:10 pm

    Major crypto wallet Blockchain.com adds partial support for Bitcoin SV, but notes it has no plans to offer full functionality for the crypto at present. Cryptocurrency statistics and wallet provider Blockchain.com announced it had launched partial support for Bitcoin SV (BSV) in a blog post Jan. 22.The product of a contentious hard fork of Bitcoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 11:24 am

    Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to substantial gains, with Bitcoin hovering just over $3,600. Wednesday, Jan. 23 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing slight to substantial growth on the day to press time. Bitcoin (BTC) is hovering near $3,600 again, according to Coin360 data.Market visualization from Coin360At press time,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 11:01 am

    Key technical parameters signal that top cryptocurrency Bitcoin may be finding a bottom, and could even be headed for a short term price hike, Bloomberg analysts say. Key technical parameters signal that top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) may be finding a bottom, and could even be headed for a short term price hike, according to analysts…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 10:30 am

    Acapulco, Mexico – Anarchapulco is excited to announce that Bitcoin.com will be the title sponsor for Anarchapulco 2019, the world’s premiere Liberty event for voluntaryist thinkers and activists held annually in Acapulco, Mexico February 14-17, 2019. The principle tenant of Anarchapulco is everyone is responsible for themselves and that every relationship is based on voluntary…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 9:59 am

    Tidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. In this edition, Peter Todd suggests memorizing randomly generated passphrases to secure recovery keys. Amaury Séchet explains how the BCH community faces an uphill battle with adoption, and Andreas Antonopoulos explains why transaction fees don’t show up as a transaction output in the block…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 8:47 am

    Entrepreneur John McAfee used news of unknown charges against him to reiterate his belief in cryptocurrency taking tax power away from governments. United States entrepreneur and serial cryptocurrency advocate John McAfee has fled the country to conduct his 2020 presidential campaign, he said in a video statement Jan. 22.  McAfee claims he has been indicted…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 7:32 am

    Details have so far been murky regarding millions of dollars worth of tokens stolen from New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia on Jan. 14. But data company Elementus has been investigating and now says the hack was different from previous attacks of this nature – and the amount stolen is much higher than originally thought.  Also…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 5:30 am

    U.S. presidential candidate John McAfee announced on Tuesday that he has fled the country. According to McAfee’s recent Twitter video he’s “living in exile” on a boat because he’s been charged with felonies handed down by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Also Read: Former Mt Gox CEO Reflects on Incarceration in Japan While Facing More Prison…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 23 January 2019, 1:00 am

    A Singapore-based firm with a controlling stake in major crypto exchange Bithumb could reportedly take the exchange public in the U.S. via a so-called reverse merger. Singapore-based holding firm Blockchain Exchange Alliance, which has a controlling stake in major crypto exchange Bithumb, is looking to list in the United States by acquiring a publicly traded…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 23 January 2019, 12:30 am

    The North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami had a surprise visit last Thursday when Kevin Connolly, the actor from the HBO series “Entourage,” announced a new television show called “Cryptos” is under development. Connolly hopes the new show will help the public better understand the innovative cryptocurrency ecosystem. Also Read: Peer-to-Peer Trading Platform Bitquick Implements Bitcoin…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 11:49 pm

    Hong Kong-based computer hardware manufacturer Sapphire is releasing a GPU for mining a newly-released privacy-oriented coin. Hong Kong-based computer hardware manufacturer Sapphire has announced a new graphics card for mining the recently-launched GRIN Coin, according to an official press release published on Jan. 22.The SAPPHIRE RX 570 16GB HDMI Blockchain Graphics Card is one of…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 January 2019, 10:55 pm

    The market downturn that has prevailed since early 2018 is now within weeks of becoming the longest winter in the history of the cryptocurrency markets. Despite being on course to become the longest downtrend in BTC’s annals, the current market has produced the weakest drawdown of the three major bear trends experienced by BTC so…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 10:12 pm

    A research institute established by the Indian central bank has issued a roadmap on blockchain adoption. India’s Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) has published a blueprint on blockchain implementation in the banking sector, Indian daily newspaper the Financial Express reported on Tuesday, Jan. 22.  IDRBT was established by the Reserve Bank…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 9:28 pm

    Haven Protocol community members have raised the alarm over the intermittent silences and lack of code transparency from a core developer of anonymity-oriented altcoin Haven. Following concerns that startup Haven Protocol was a “crypto exit scam,” an alleged member of its team reassured the community that the project was intact in a Twitter thread Jan.…Read More

  • Bitcoin News - 22 January 2019, 9:25 pm

    The infamous Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox, appeared in an exposé interview on Monday and publicly discussed how he tolerated Japanese jail. Karpeles explained how he’s been accused of financial misconduct in a land that has a 99 percent conviction rate and he wouldn’t wish his experience on anyone.…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 9:09 pm

    A recent poll of institutional investors by the Global Blockchain Business Council shows that senior executives are largely unfamiliar with blockchain technology. In a survey of institutional investors by the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), 63 percent of respondents believe that senior business executives have a poor understanding of blockchain technology. Cointelegraph acquired a copy…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 7:38 pm

    The technology solutions provider for the London Stock Exchange Group has announced that its matching engine will be used to power a new Hong Kong crypto exchange. LSEG Technology, the technology solutions provider for the London Stock Exchange Group, has announced that its matching engine will be used to power a new Hong Kong-based digital…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 6:58 pm

    JP Morgan-backed digital services firm Smartrac has partnered with a blockchain startup run by a former Deloitte exec. JP Morgan-backed digital services firm Smartrac has partnered with SUKU Ecosystem, a blockchain startup headed by former Deloitte exec Eric Piscini, according to a tweet on Tuesday, Jan. 22.SUKU, which is parented by blockchain firm Citizens Reserve,…Read More

  • Cointelegraph.com News - 22 January 2019, 5:40 pm

    Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform owned by the Intercontinental Exchange, announced that they are hiring. Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform created by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced that they are hiring for a number of high-up positions in a tweet Jan. 22.The Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) much-awaited crypto platform published a list of…Read More