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Brazilian banking giant BTG Pactual to issue $1 Billion worth of security tokens on Tezos Blockchain

Brazilian banking giant BTG Pactual to issue $1 Billion worth of security tokens on Tezos Blockchain
Brazil’s 5th largest bank and Latin Amerca’s biggest investment bank BTC Pactual plans to launch $1 Billion worth of security tokens on top of the Tezos Blockchain. According to the press release, the bank has partnered with a prominent Dubai based asset manager, Dalma capital to offer a variety of tokenized securities. The companies wrote: “Utilizing Tezos,...

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Why BitMEX CEO believes the bitcoin bull market is just starting

Why BitMEX CEO believes the bitcoin bull market is just starting
Arthur Hayes, the CEO of BitMEX, the most widely utilized margin trading platform for crypto assets such as bitcoin and Ethereum, has said that the bitcoin bull market is real. Hayes said on Twitter: “The bull market is real. A momentary dip below $7,000, and a few days later we are back above $8,000 and the ...

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Fidelity launching bitcoin trading “within a few weeks”

Fidelity launching bitcoin trading "within a few weeks"
Fidelity Investments, the fifth-largest asset manager with $2.5 trillion in assets under management, will offer bitcoin trading for institutional clients “within a few weeks,” according to Bloomberg. In early March, the division announced that their trading services are live with select clients. Now, A full launch of institutional trading and custodial services is expected “within a...

Drug Dealer Fights to Prevent Canadian Police From Forfeiting His BTC

Case Shows State Willingness to Repeal Anti-Surveillance Mechanisms Matthew Phan, a university dropout, pleaded guilty in December to illegally purchasing a firearm and a silencer and being in possession of drugs, according to an article published by the Toronto Star newspaper. Local police, acting on a 2015 tip-off from U.S. Homeland Security, used an agent...

BITCOIN’S WONDER WEEK: 10 signs a boom is coming

There are plenty of reasons to get depressed during ‘Crypto Winter’. But every day we read new stories about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency adoption that make us think the next boom is incoming. Here are 10 stories from this week alone: 1. Bitcoin is now legal in more than 100 countries

XRP, BAT and Dash among the most popular cryptocurrencies for Uphold users

Uphold’s users find solace in XRP, BAT, and DASH in the brutal bear market of 2018 as per their new research. The report further suggests that interests and investments in BAT and Dash increased drastically between January 2018 and January 2019. Uphold is a cloud-based financial service platform that enables anyone anywhere to move,...

Hackers stole crypto worth $2.5 million in Turkey

According to reports from Turkey, police forces have arrested two dozen people in raids across the country suspected of involvement with the theft of millions in cryptocurrency. This relatively large group of people was coordinating its operations by communicating via the popular online multiplayer battle royale video...

Freelancers on Traditional Platforms Will Now Invoice in Bitcoin Via Bitwage

In the current freelancing industry, many platforms only allow independent contractors to use one bank account. In addition to restricting freelancers to the use of fiat only, this can also cause significant lag times when employees work with companies overseas. To try and solve these user problems, payroll and invoicing company Bitwage is introducing a freelance marketplace, allowing people to...

Coinbase Earn Adds Zcash, Letting Users Earn $3 Worth of ZEC Learning About It

The latest addition to Coinbase Earn, a section of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange’s website that lets users earn cryptocurrencies while learning about them, is the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC). https://twitter.com/coinbase/status/1096470037513134080 When it was launched late last year, the program initially featured 0x. Earlier this...

Samba Bitcoin to Feature Bitcoin at Rio de Janeiro Carnival

A famous Rio Dance Festival scheduled for next month is set to feature bitcoin and the evolution of money and digital currencies as its theme. Samba in Bitcoin Brazil is a place of gaiety and light-heartedness, and its people have become famous for infusing fun and...

South Korean Telecommunications Company to Develop a Local Cryptocurrency

KT Corporation, a leading telecommunications company in South Korea, has been saddled with the task of developing a cryptocurrency. The proposed asset will be used only by merchants in the South Korean city of Gimpo, and subsequently, other local governments will be incorporated, according to a media report on February 15. K-Token to be Launched...

Nasdaq Will Provide Real-Time Bitcoin and Ethereum Index Information

Nasdaq, the second-largest stock market in the world, will bolster its crypto offering with new Bitcoin and Ethereum tracking indices on Feb. 25th. The Indices will offer real-time price updates, in thirty-second intervals, on the two cryptocurrencies for clients using Nasdaq’s Global Index Data Service. The two indices are the Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX)...

Litecoin ( LTC ) Second Halving: What is it and who does it concern?

Litecoin ( LTC ) Second Halving: What is it and who does it concern?
On August 19, 2019, Litecoin is supposed to go something called as “it’s second Halving”. It could be before or after, it depends on the rate of blocks mined in the end. In a PoW blockchain, halving causes the miner’s reward to be halved. Hence the name. Since only a total of 84 million Litecoin will exist, the halving...

XRP/USD Price Analysis: Bulls carry coin ahead while bear sharpens its claws

The cryptocurrency market had been under the bear’s vice and this contributed to XRP slipping from its second position on CoinMarketCap in terms of market cap, to third this month. Ethereum took over XRP’s place in the market and it appears that the two coins are in a tough fight for the spot. At press time, XRP was valued...

Newsflash: Bitcoin Basher Jamie Dimon & JP Morgan Just Launched Their Own Cryptocurrency

One of Wall Street’s fiercest bitcoin critics may have been playing us all along. JP Morgan Creates ‘JPM Coin’ Cryptocurrency JP Morgan, the gargantuan investment bank led by Jamie Dimon, just became the first major US financial institution to launch its own cryptocurrency. The...

The Possibilities of Cryptocurrency Being of Great Need to the African Continent in the Coming Decades

The definition of growth and development is most evident in how engrafted a new technology seeps into society and become a way of life of the masses. In many parts of the world, especially in Europe, Asia and America, major actors don’t just like to be fed with an idea, they like taking the leap to re-engineer...

Huawei’s Cloud Data Centre In Africa To Launch Next Month

Huawei is preparing for a March launch for its cloud data services in Africa.  The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centres in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town. Huawei will deploy localised public cloud services based on local industry policies, customer requirements and partner conditions.

Bitcoin Making Little Headway as Resistance Caps Price Gains

View Bitcoin is struggling to cross the 50-day moving average hurdle for the fifth straight day. The repeated failure at that key hurdle has neutralized the bullish outlook put forward by Friday’s falling wedge breakout. A convincing move above $3,630 (50-day MA) would revive the short-term bullish outlook and open the doors to $3,730 – the neckline of a...

Newsflash: Why This Virginia Police Department’s Pension Just Invested in a $40 Million Crypto Fund

Two public funds managing over a billion dollars in Virginia state employees' pensions are backing a $40 million blockchain fund invested in in the crypto space. | Source: Shutterstock Frequent Bitcoin commentator and t-shirt salesman Anthony Pompliano told Bloomberg this morning that two Fairfax County, Virginia pension funds have gone in on Morgan Creek...

Blockchain Africa Conference 2019

Blockchain technology is set to enter a new era in 2019, with many industry experts expecting the technology to be more widely adopted by mainstream companies, charities, and financial organisations. There are promising technological advances in other sectors that will allow blockchain to play a more prominent role in everyday life.   Have a look at what you can expect at...

List of Blockchain and Crypto Incubator Programs

There are currently more than 700 cryptocurrency/blockchain investment funds with majority being hedge funds or hybrid funds (those funds investing in cryptocurrencies as well as initial coin offerings). A handful are crypto ETFs and crypto private equity funds. More than half are venture capital funds that invest in blockchain startups and majority have their...

African Blockchain Alliance and ConsenSys Launch DLT Developer Program

The African Blockchain Alliance, an organization of blockchain experts, has collaborated with ConsenSys Academy to launch the “Blockchain Developer Program” in Africa to improve the skills of developers in the area of the distributed ledger technology (DLT), according to IT NEWS Africa on February 6, 2019. Transforming Africa through Blockchain Technology

Its Now Easier to Convert Fiat to Cryptocurrency Directly via AirSwap

Even when the growing list of decentralized exchanges is highly expected to reduce the amounts of cryptocurrencies lost in hacks, there’s one thing that they may fail to adequately resolve! They may not eliminate the need for traders to first acquire their digital assets on custodial wallets before transferring them to their respective “self-custodied”...

Voyager Digital set to become first publicly traded crypto broker

Voyager Digital is to become the world’s first publicly traded crypto asset broker, following the acquisition of a listed shell company UC Resources. The broker will list on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), after acquiring the currently listed UC Resources, allowing Voyager to access the public capital markets for the first time, Benzinga  reported. ...

While Wells Fargo Sees an Epic Blackout [Again], Here’s Why Bitcoin Matters

Major U.S. bank Wells Fargo just experienced its second outage in a week, rendering payment cards, online banking and other services useless. | Source: Shutterstock Customers of Wells Fargo, the 13th largest bank in the world, have been unable to gain access to online banking, ATMs, and...

Opera Adds Crypto Buying Service to Android Wallet

Opera now lets Android users buy ethereum’s ether (ETH) cryptocurrency directly from its browser-based wallet, it announced Wednesday. For the new service, Opera said it has partnered with regulated crypto brokerage Safello to provide the cash-to-crypto exchange. The feature allows payments with credit and debit cards, along with “trusted” payment networks including Swish in Sweden. At launch,...

Kenya Among the Top African Countries Using Bitcoin as of 2019

How many people are using Bitcoin, by Country According to recent January 2019 statistics, Kenya ranks among the top 3 countries in Africa with the highest number of Bitcoin users. Among the top countries in Africa with the highest Bitcoin usage include: Seychelles – More than 1%...

South African banks vs Bitcoin and Ethereum – Transfer times and fees

We recently covered how bank transfers can take over a day for South African banks to process, and if you wanted the transaction to happen instantly you need to pay an additional fee. International bank transfers are even worse, and sending money overseas can take several business days and cost several hundred rand – depending...

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey Backs Bitcoin as Currency for Internet

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is still a big fan of Bitcoin, despite the rough patch that cryptos are going through. He went on Joe Rogan’s podcast recently and reaffirmed his positive views on the world’s first cryptocurrency. Dorsey said that, “(Bitcoin) was something that was born on the internet, that was developed on the internet, that was tested on the...

2020 U.S. Presidential Candidates’ Opinion About Bitcoin

The election season is almost in full swing, but what we like every other crypto enthusiast out there is more interested in, is the opinion of the next potential U.S. president. Does he or she support bitcoin and believes that blockchain has great significance? Heck, they may as well envision each of these as a disaster that...

China’s Crypto Entrepreneurs Turn to Rap, Cooking as Market Struggles

China's crypto industry workforce reveals what they're doing in the bear market.Some have started rapping about crypto while others are relaxing at home learning new cooking recipes. Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, has lost over 80% of its value from its all-time high of nearly $20,000 in December 2017. More...

Paxful Crypto Marketplace Completes Second School in Rwanda

Paxful, a peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace is planning to build 100 schools in Africa with Bitcoin.This week, Paxful announced that they have completed their second school in Rwanda. This week, Paxful, one of the largest peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplaces in the world, announced the completion of a new school in Rwanda....

CoinGate Enables XRP Payments at Over 4,500 Online Shops

On Friday (February 1), cryptocurrency payment processor CoinGate announced that it had added support for XRP payments. Lithuanian company “Virtualios Valiutos” (trading as "CoinGate") was established in July 2014 by Dmitrijus Borisenka, Jonas Gilys, and Irmantas Bačiulis, and CoinGate went live in March 2015. Here is how CoinGate works for merchants. Imagine...

Bitcoin ATM Operator Cottonwood Granted License to Operate in New York

A US-based bitcoin ATM operator called Cottonwood Vending has recently received a coveted license that allows it to deal in cryptocurrencies in the state of New York, called BitLicense. The license sees the company join a select few crypto firms who are allowed to operate within the Empire State. https://twitter.com/NYDFS/status/1090998421853478913?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1090998421853478913&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cryptoglobe.com%2Flatest%2F2019%2F02%2Fbitcoin-atm-operator-cottonwood-granted-license-to-operate-in-new-york%2F

Crypto in Africa: Tax breaks for South African firms over, Ghana eyes making crypto a legal tender

Africa is taking massive steps to ensure it becomes a blockchain and crypto hub in the coming future. Some countries are even thinking of making cryptocurrencies a legal tender. Ghana’s SEC looks to make cryptocurrencies a legal tender While many countries are trying to regulate cryptocurrencies, Ghana’s Securities and Exchange Commission...

Fintech 2.0 Innovation Showcase: Towards a Borderless Exchange of Value across the African Continent

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BuyCoins is a cryptocurrency exchange platform and wallet for Africa. Founder, Timi Ajiboye, in his innovator showcase at the Fintech 2.0 Townhall, says BuyCoins is trying to solve two key problems – create a reliable and fast way to trade cryptocurrency using a Nigerian card or bank account and to make trans-African...

South Africa’s Very Own Cryptocurrency SAFCOIN, Unveils Its Second Call Centre

SAFCOIN, an exclusive South African cryptocurrency, has opened its second contact centre, on Oxford Street, East London. The walk-in centre will offer assistance to anyone interested in buying, trading in, and learning more about SAFCOIN and cryptocurrency in general. Support will be provided in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, and Afrikaans. The opening...

Bitcoin Buys Takeout on Germany’s Largest Food Delivery Platform With Over 13,000 Restaurants and Lots of Pizza

Germany’s largest online food delivery platform has swelled to over 13,000 restaurants and accepts Bitcoin for payment. The Berlin-based Lieferando.de operates across the country to deliver all types of culinary dream dishes, from fancy to fast food. Online customers can pay with Bitcoin, credit cards, Sofort or PayPal. When paying with Bitcoin, the company says...

United Nations Calls Bitcoin and Crypto ‘New Frontier’ in Finance, Explores Ripple and IOTA Technologies

In a year-end report on the global economy, the United Nations calls cryptocurrency a “new frontier” in digital finance. According to the UN, crypto and blockchain technology at large have the potential to create new and revolutionary business models that cut red tape and dramatically increase efficiency. This is not the first time the...

Why These Innovators Left Facebook, Google And More For Crypto

Leslie Ankney Contributor Crypto & Blockchain I cover blockchain tech, cryptocurrencies and their implications. TWEET THIS Unlike working on centralized applications, people here care more about the collective effort to build community and distributed solutions.the geeks will find a way,...

Entourage’s Kevin Connolly Is Developing a TV Show About Crypto

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In the 2000s, “Entourage” lifted the lid on the lives of Hollywood insiders. Now one of the show’s stars hopes to dramatize the wild and rarefied world of crypto. Kevin Connolly made a surprise appearance Thursday at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami to announce his involvement with “Cryptos,” a TV...

GoChain To Build Cannabis, Alcohol And Pharma Vending Machines In Partnership With PopCom

GoChain, a blockchain application network has joined hands with PopCom, which specializes in automated retail technology. PopCom is known for making smart vending machines and also provides Kiosk solutions. The partnership between the two firms would see Popcom building a chain of products powered by GoChain, with a complete ecosystem. The first aim of the...

New Open Source Cryptocurrency Grin Has Deep-Pocketed Donors

New cryptocurrency Grin launched its mainnet on January 15th. Grin is a volunteer-run project that says it’s only interested in getting the MimbleWimble technology — on which it is based — into public usage. But with major funding from multiple crypto investment firms and businesses, it’s unclear what safeguards Grin has in place to ensure the project...

Binance Won’t Confirm Locations For Crypto-Fiat Exchange

Binance is known to be among the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. Interestingly, it has announced its intentions to increase its reach and spread to a total of eight different countries. And it is something that the company is looking to achieve by the end of 2019. Locations Revealed By Third-Party

Huobi Resumes Operations in Japan as a Fully Regulated Exchange

Huobi is back in Japan, this time as a fully regulated exchange under Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA). Following its merger with BitTrade, Huobi Japan Holding Ltd. is now among the first batch of 17 to receive registration under the FSA and is able to relaunch Huobi Japan. Leon Li, Huobi...

Haven, A New App From OB1, Lets Users Chat, Shop And Send Crypto Privately

Blockchain startup OB1, the developers of decentralized shopping platform OpenBazaar, have announced Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies. The project was announced by Brian Hoffman, founder and CEO of OB1, at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami. The developers claim that Haven will “enable users to shop, chat,...

Coinstar Partnership Aims at Expanding Bitcoin Purchases in Grocery Stores

The crypto curious will soon be able to dip their toes into bitcoin while grocery shopping. Bitcoin ATM company Coinme is partnering with coins-to-cash converter Coinstar to allow bitcoin purchases through Coinstar kiosks in a number of U.S. states, the companies announced Thursday. At launch, only customers at certain Safeway or Albertsons stores in California, Texas...

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Ethereum Co-Founder Calls ‘the Cryptobottom of 2018’

Joseph Lubin, co-founder of major cryptocurrency Ethereum (ETH), declared that he is “calling the cryptobottom of 2018” in a tweet Dec. 21. According to Lubin, the crypto market’s bottom “is marked by an epic amount of fear, uncertainty, and doubt,” specifically from industry media and social commentators, which he refers to as “our friends in the 4th and crypto-5th estates.” Continuing...

Bitcoin Rally Shouldn’t Excite the Bulls Yet, Trend Still Bearish

The Bitcoin price appears to have bottomed out near the $3,000-level after falling more than 80% this year. The digital currency at press time is trading above $4,000, up over 30% within just a week. It is clear that traders interested in the long-term aspect of Bitcoin have bought the dip. As a result, in the last five days,...

Amazon Plays Its Own Game With Enterprise Blockchain

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud computing arm, is having its proverbial blockchain cake and eating it, too. In late November, AWS unveiled a new service during its re:Invent event that lets clients build their own cloud-based blockchains, using Hyperledger Fabric or ethereum as templates for such projects. That announcement was the next step in a long-running process that has seen...

Iranian Official Believes Blockchain Can Drive Economic Growth

According to an Iranian official, the integration of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies could provide a much-needed boost to the country’s economy, per reports on the Tehran Times. Alireza Daliri, a Deputy for Management Development and Resources at the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, stated that blockchain technology could provide Iran with a platform to coordinate with her international...

Bitcoin News Summary – July 15, 2019

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India Moves Further on its Crypto Trading Banning Quest, Releases Clauses of the Bill – Today’s Gazette

India Moves Further on its Crypto Trading Banning Quest, Releases Clauses of the Bill - Today's Gazette
It was proposed about two months ago, actions to make it happen are still in motion. The success of the Bill could mean bad news for Indian cryptocurrency traders, as the alleged draft of banning its activities recently surfaced in public domain.Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies continue to face stern challenges in the hands of Governments around the world. Proposal...

ArcBlock Releases Forge SDK, a framework to easily create DApps and Custom Blockchains

ArcBlock Releases DApp and Decentralized Identity Developer Testing Tool to Simplify Development of Blockchain Apps
The concept of web frameworks was the single most influential technology in the advancement of the internet. Web Frameworks reduced the time it took to develop a website and empowered millions of developers to create complex web apps. For example. Ruby on Rails reinvented how web applications get built by giving developers everything they needed to build web apps...

Hacked Crypto Exchange Bitpoint Discovers More Millions Are Missing

After announcing a $30-million hack last week, Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint says it’s discovered that another $2.3 million is missing. A report from Japan Today on Monday said the extra losses were discovered at exchanges outside Japan that were using Bitpoint’s trading system and announced Sunday. The firm announced Friday...

Bitcoin fell below $10,000; Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash devastated, XRP holds

Bitcoin fell below $10,000; Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash devastated, XRP holds
From a local peak on July 12, Bitcoin tanked from a high of $11,950 to a low of $9,857. Meanwhile, most altcoins experienced even larger double-digit losses. Some of the biggest losers include Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Bitcoin SV—dropping 16.8 to 21.6 percent while XRP held strong relative to BTC.Following President Donald Trump’s negative tweet about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency,...

Binance Coin tipping made available on Binance’s 2nd anniversary by CoinKit

Binance Coin tipping made available on Binance's 2nd anniversary by CoinKit
Binance is officially two years old and is one of the most successful crypto exchange in the world with over 40 million visits every month. In lieu of Binance’s 2nd anniversary, CoinKit announced that it has integrated Binance Coin for tipping on their platform. To celebrate the 2 year anniversary of Binance, we have decided to integrate BinanceChain into CoinKit....

Bitcoin Price (BTC) Breaks Key Support: $8,800 Bearish Target Could Be Real

Bitcoin price extended its declined and broke the key $10,800 support level against the US Dollar.The price even broke the last swing low and a major support area near the $10,500 level.There is a key bearish trend line forming with resistance near $10,650 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).The price remains in a...

Ripple XRP Vying For a Spot In the Cashless World – New President of ECB

UK’s Financial Regulator Clears Air, infers Ripple’s XRP not Security Token - Today's Gazette
Ripple XRP, the third largest digital currency by market cap continues to convince the capital financial institutions of the world with its constantly developed use cases. These utilities have again given the digital currency a special place in the viral statement of the newly elected President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde. The daily...

Market’s low recoveries and upcoming institutional launches are key catalysts for Bitcoin boom: Grayscale CEO

Grayscale CEO points to market low recoveries and upcoming institutional launches as key catalysts for Bitcoin boom
Price volatility in the cryptocurrency market has been a key marker for the industry over the past few weeks. With the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other altcoins, the industry seems to have taken an uptrend, both in terms of developments and positive sentiment. In a recent interview with the Intercontinental Exchange, Barry Silbert,...

Exchanging tokens with Privacy Tokens for Complete Privacy

Exchanging tokens with Privacy Tokens for Complete Privacy
Decentralized exchanges are the future, but the technology isn’t ready yet to support the transactions. While big exchanges are working on the technology, Beldex, an Estonia based exchange, has found a middle ground with so-called “Hybrid exchange”. A hybrid exchange is a special exchange that combines the technology of centralized exchange with a decentralized one. It...

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