The Latest Bitcoin News

February, 2019

  • 7 February

    Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Joins Blockchain Consortium R3

    According to a press release published yesterday, the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) has joined blockchain consortium R3 in an effort to develop solutions on Corda, which is a decentralized platform built by R3 on the Ethereum blockchain for use by financial institutions. Said CEO of the WSBA Ron Quaranta: “We are pleased to partner with R3 and introduce our …

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  • 6 February

    Survey: 13% of Amazon Customers Would Consider Purchasing an Amazon Cryptocurrency

    According to a recent report published by financial website, Amazon shoppers would be open to purchasing a larger selection of products on the platform, including cryptocurrency. The report surveyed more than 1,000 Amazon shoppers in an effort to shed light on the level of trust they place in the company. Notably, the survey asked which Amazon-branded products – a …

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  • 4 February

    Facebook Makes Its First Blockchain Acquisition

    Facebook has reportedly acquired blockchain startup Chainspace in what is its first blockchain-related acquisition. The news was first reported by Cheddar earlier today. According to sources, the deal is primarily an “acquihire” — an acquisition whose main purpose is to bring on the staff of the acquired company, as opposed to their technology, or their core business. Indeed, four of …

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  • 2 February

    Why Blockchain Interoperability is Key to Mass Blockchain Adoption

    With the blockchain sector growing at an alarming rate, a growing number of industries have adopted it. This is why the blockchain industry is riddled with several blockchain projects offering solutions in a multitude of areas. However, the majority of active users on the blockchain are still crypto speculators even though there exist numerous blockchain solutions in several sectors such …

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  • 1 February

    HODLers, Rejoice! Nasdaq Extends Foray into the Cryptocurrency Space

    We’ve talked for a long time about the entry of institutional investors into the cryptocurrency space. Numerous high-profile ETFs came and went, crypto slowly grew users and then was dashed by the ongoing bear market, and governments across the globe still seem to be on the fence about how to regulate digital assets. Exchanges came and went, hacks have abounded, …

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January, 2019

  • 31 January

    What Investors Can Expect From Cryptocurrency’s Longest Bear Market

    A glance at cryptocurrency numbers on CoinMarketCap removes any lingering doubt that cryptos have officially entered into their longest-ever bear market. A similar incident was seen in 2013 when the crypto industry underwent a 410-day bear market. During that time, the price of BTC dropped from roughly $1,000 to about $100. Since 2017 December when the cost of Bitcoin hit …

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  • 30 January

    Cryptocurrency News Today: January 28th, 2019

    Here are some of the more interesting news items we came across from the wider cryptosphere. Wikipedia Traffic Reveals that Crypto Market Cap has no Correlation with Public Interest According to data sampled by Wikipedia, cryptocurrency market caps are not related to public interest. In one month between December 24th and January 24th, the Bitcoin Wikipedia page was visited more …

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  • 29 January

    Cryptocurrency News Today: January 29th, 2019

    Iran Releases New Cryptocurrency Regulations The Central Bank of Iran recently released a draft of crypto laws, dismantling its earlier crypto ban. The regulations were announced during the Electronic Banking and Payment Systems conference in Tehran. The regulations map out guidelines for trader and crypto businesses. The draft recognizes Bitcoin and Ethereum; however, Iranians are not yet able to spend …

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  • 27 January

    Crypto News Today

    Crypto Trader makes over $100,000 on Augur The cryptocurrency industry has not had the greatest of starts to 2019. With markets remaining bearish, Bitcoin and other altcoins dipped and posted losses for the last few weeks in a row. Most crypto investors have lost significant amounts of capital. However, one pseudonymous crypto trader netted a six-figure profit despite all of …

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  • 26 January

    CryptoJacking on the Rise Despite Bearish Crypto Market Trend

    Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer or hardware to mine cryptocurrency. According to a report released by Checkpoint, Crypto mining malware has topped the list of 2018’s biggest threats. The report further goes to explain that cryptojacking is the most common threat at the moment. It also lists Coinhive as the world’s leading cryptojacking device. For context, …

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  • 25 January

    Why Cryptocurrency Adoption is Slow and How to Fix it

    Blockchain technology and the cryptocurrencies that run on it are incredibly transformative technologies. However, just like all technologies that preceded them, generating widespread adoption is a challenge. A recent survey by Deloitte revealed that people are growing tired of hearing about blockchain every day. However, that is not what is slowing cryptocurrency adoption. The main obstacle standing in the way …

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  • 24 January

    Constantinople: Why Ethereum’s Move Towards PoS is a Big Deal

    The Constantinople upgrade, which had previously been scheduled for January 17, has been postponed to the end of February. According to a tweet sent out by Ethereum team leader Peter Szilagyi, the update will go live on February 27, 2019. While the initial update was expected to roll out in November 2018, it was pushed back when an upgrade protocol …

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  • 22 January

    Loopring and the Decentralized Exchange of the Future: Fast, Transparent, and Tamper-Proof Transactions

    Loopring and the Decentralized Exchange of the Future: Fast, Transparent, and Tamper-Proof Transactions Loopring (LRC) has appreciated roughly 300% in the last week alone. Here we take a deeper look into what this innovative project is all about. Overview The Loopring protocol can be used to build automated and decentralized systems by providing users with trustless verifiability as well as …

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  • 21 January

    Central Bank Institution BIS Says PoW is Unsustainable for BTC

    Bitcoin must move away from proof-of-work, according to a 31-page report published today by the Bank for International Settlement (BIS) entitled, “Beyond the doomsday economics of “proof-of-work in cryptocurrencies.” The Bank for International Settlements is a bank for central banks — 60 to be exact, which reportedly account for 95 percent of the world’s GDP. Founded in 1930, it is …

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  • 20 January

    CBOE Analyst Ed Tilly: Lack of ETNs is Keeping Wall Street Away from Bitcoin

    CEO, president, and chairman of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Ed Tilly has claimed that, in order for Wall Street and other large institutional investors to enter the crypto markets, there must be Bitcoin exchange-traded notes (ETNs). Business Insider initially reported on Tilly’s remarks on January 18th. In the Business Insider article, Tilly stated: “The growth of Bitcoin in …

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