Monthly Archives: May 2018

Bitcoin Price Declines To Nearly $8k Amidst Bing Crypto Ad Ban

Crypto markets see a sharp decline over 24 hours, almost all of top 100 altcoins on Coinmarketcap are in the red. May 16: Crypto markets have seen a sharp decline over the past 24 hours with almost all of top 100 coins listed on Coinmarketcap (CMC) in the red. Market visualization from Coin360 After losing the $9,000 support on May 11, Bitcoin (BTC) continued its fall, now approaching the $8,000 level. Having lost almost 3 percent of its value in 24 hours to press time, the original […]

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Investment Platform Etoro Launches in the US with 10 Cryptocurrencies

Social trading platform Etoro is expanding into the US. Pre-registration has already begun. Initially, 10 cryptocurrencies will be offered, but the company plans to add more throughout the year. The company’s crypto business has boomed in recent years, with 70% of its users reportedly trading cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Etoro Launching in the US Social investment platform Etoro has announced that it is expanding into the US market. CEO Yoni Assia unveiled the company’s plans at the Consensus conference on Tuesday. According […]

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Blockstack Announces “Ecosystem-Wide, Universal” Dapp Store

Blockstack Public Benefit Corporation (Blockstack PBC) has released the first “ecosystem-wide, universal” Dapp Store with over 150 Dapps on launch. With the growth in number of blockchain-based decentralized apps (Dapps) that are running on various networks and protocols, it is becoming increasingly difficult for users to locate and make use of these Dapps. According to the announcement, the Blockstack Dapp Store is “a discovery tool for decentralized apps built on Blockstack, Ethereum, EOS, IPFS, Steem, and more … serving as an aggregator of usable Dapps for gaming, […]

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IOTA (MIOTA) Cryptocurrency Review: The Genius in Simplicity

The 9th largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization named IOTA [MIOTA], created by IOTA Foundation [nonprofit German-based organization], impacted the cryptoverse heavily with its debut in the top ten list of coin’s and giving birth to a new term of cryptos 3.0 in the community. First things first, IOTA joined the crypto-world in 2015 with the work of David Sønstebø, Dominik Schiener, Dr. Serguei Popov and Sergey Ivancheglo who still are running the show in the most important parts of IOTA’s team. Despite the fact that the concept and idea of […]

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32MB Blocks Means Bitcoin Cash is Prepared for Mass Adoption

On May 15, 2018, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network upgraded the chain’s base block size from 8MB to 32MB. The software advancement makes blocks big enough to process lots of transactions over time — which gives developers plenty of breathing room to adjust the size if it starts getting closer to its limit. Unfortunately, many misdirected individuals assume the BCH chain will start processing 32MB blocks right away, which could lead to a blockchain chain that’s much larger in gigabyte size and takes longer to download. However, this is […]

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“Stablecoin” Trueusd Pumps After Binance Listing

It’s customary for cryptocurrencies to pump after securing a Binance listing. Every week a handful of tokens enjoy the “Binance bounce”, gaining as much as 50% in a matter of hours. Trueusd (TUSD) was meant to be different though. It’s a stablecoin whose job is to stay as close to the US dollar as possible. And yet, when Binance announced that it was adding TUSD, the unthinkable happened. Also read: Circle Raises $110Mn With Plans to Launch USD-Backed Coin How Trueusd Became a False Stablecoin Stablecoins are a […]

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HTC to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency-Focused Smartphone, Exodus

With HTC entering the race, a second cryptocurrency supporting smartphone created by a major electronics manufacturer is now on its way to the market. Could this be the start of a trend by all device makers to embed features such as hardware wallets into phones to help increase sales among more tech savvy consumers?   Also Read: Samourai Wallet Creates App for Transactions Over Mesh Networks Exodus From Fiat to Crypto Taiwanese consumer electronics manufacturer High Tech Computer Corporation or HTC (TWSE: 2498), will release its own […]

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Nokia Is Letting Consumers Monetize Their Data with Blockchain

Blockchain data platform Streamr is partnering with Finnish telecom giant Nokia and California software company OSIsoft to allow mobile customers to monetize their user data and make purchases. Chief executive Henri Pihkala announced the partnerships at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference Wednesday, while also conducting a live launch of its real-time data marketplace, through which users can provide and subscribe to real-time data streams. He said in a statement that “today marks a hugely significant day in Streamr’s history, not only showcasing our platform to the world on-stage […]

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Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Unveils Common Blockchain Standards

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance announced the release of a common technical specification on Wednesday, fulfilling a pledge the group made less than a month ago at an event in London. Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification 1.0, unveiled during CoinDesk’s Consensus 2018 conference in New York, comes weeks after Jeremy Millar, a founding board member of the 500-plus-member group, spoke about the importance of common standards as a way to connect development efforts across the enterprise-focused, ethereum-based initiative. It’s a significant moment for the group, which launched at the […]

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