Monthly Archives: August 2018

Report: Mood About Crypto Markets Changes Two Months After Trends

It takes about two months for the public sentiment to adjust to new trends in the cryptocurrency markets. That’s according to a recently published report whose authors have examined the changes in the opinions of thousands of active followers of crypto markets over a period of nine months. They found that the collective mood can be bullish long after a downward trend has started.  Also read: Boerse Stuttgart to Host Crypto Trading and Coin Offerings Optimistic Mood Persists Despite Decline in Prices Investors, traders and market watchers […]

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Coinbase Finalizes Plans To List Ethereum Classic (ETC)

While the cryptocurrency market has been in a tumultuous state over the past 72 hours, Coinbase has pushed forward with its development, recently noting that Ethereum Classic is almost ready for addition to the platform’s exclusive roster of cryptocurrencies. In mid-June, Ethereum World News reported that Coinbase had announced that the firm’s engineering team had begun to work on the integration of Ethereum Classic. At the time, the well-established cryptocurrency platform did not give a clear timeline on the integration of the crypto asset, seemingly going silent regarding news […]

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Intercontinental Exchange to Introduce Bakkt, a Crypto Payment System for Retailers

This November, cryptocurrency users will be introduced to Bakkt, a new company designed to give millions of retail merchants the chance to buy, sell and trade digital currencies — and even buy a cup of coffee. The company is being launched by Atlanta-based Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a leading operator of clearinghouses, global exchanges, and data and listing services. Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler explained, “Bakkt is designed to serve as a scalable on-ramp for institutional, merchant and […]

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Goldman Sachs: “Bitcoin Is Likely To Decline Even Further”

Many cryptocurrency proponents eagerly await the arrival of institutional interest, as a surge of capital will push this industry to new heights, in terms of price and innovation. As has been the common theme over the past months, institutions from legacy markets are finally starting to take notice of this promising asset class. In mid-December, amidst the peak of the most Bitcoin “mania,” Goldman Sachs, one of the most respected firms on Wall Street, revealed that it was apparently in the process of creating a cryptocurrency trading desk. […]

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High Times Becomes the First IPO to Accept Cryptocurrencies

On Thursday, the well-known cannabis culture brand and publication High Times announced it’s holding an initial public offering (IPO) and that it will be the first regulated A+ stock offering to accept cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space High Times Takes Another Step Into the Future by Accepting Cryptocurrencies for its IPO The firm High Times is a popular cannabis-focused monthly magazine that was founded in 1974. The publication founded by Tom Forcade reports on the marijuana counterculture and the legalization of cannabis. […]

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Breeze Wallet with Breeze Privacy Protocol Mainnet Now Available for Download

The Breeze Wallet with the Breeze Privacy Protocol public mainnet has been released and is now open to the public. The wallet showcases Stratis technology — a platform built for visual basic apps and blockchain solutions — and places heavy emphasis on both privacy and security for businesses seeking to implement business-to-business (B2B) transactions on the Stratis and Bitcoin blockchain networks. The Breeze Wallet was first scheduled for release in mid-2017. Designed as a bitcoin wallet for desktops, the application would come with TumbleBit — a promising […]

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Mt. Gox Creditors Release Update of Civil Rehabilitation Plan

Creditors of Mt. Gox, the defunct bitcoin exchange, have announced an update to the civil rehabilitation plan agreed upon with the platform, according to a statement published on the group’s website.   The updated terms are said to be in line with the latest court position in the ongoing legal proceedings, including a confirmation that compensation must be paid to victims in bitcoin and bitcoin cash. Background Between 2011 and 2014, Mt. Gox is estimated to have lost over 850,000 BTC, worth approximately $460 million at 2014 prices. […]

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Distributed Dialogues: Crypto Reporters Look in the Mirror

The Distributed 2018 conference that recently took place in San Francisco was accompanied by a new edition of the Distributed Dialogues podcast, a collaborative show between the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed Magazine. With a focus on introducing listeners to blockchain technology thought leaders and innovators, the latest episode featured a trio of thought leaders. The first segment was an interview with Laura Shin, host of the crypto/blockchain podcasts Unchained and Unconfirmed, and formerly a Forbes editor. Talking with host David Hollerith, Shin weighed in on […]

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“Not a Great Precedent”: Commissioner Discusses the SEC’s Latest ETF Decision

When the SEC announced its rejection of the Winklevosses’ latest bitcoin ETF filing, the industry found itself reckoning with a problem on repeat: striving toward the goal of approval, another Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) proposal faced the SEC’s death knell. At this point in the industry’s development, securing an ETF has become the space’s institutional albatross, the elusivity of which hangs over each successive rejection. The most recent filing was the Winklevosses’ second attempt to list a bitcoin-backed ETF, the first being shot down last year. Earlier […]

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BTC Trades Sideways, Other Top 20 Coins See More Notable Losses

Bitcoin has tested a slight rebound, trading at sideways while total market cap stands its ground. Thursday, August 2: Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are trading around yesterday’s levels, while other top 20 coins are seeing notable losses, according to data from Coinmarketcap. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) is up around 0.3 percent over the past 24 hours and trading at $7,579 at press time after testing a slight rebound today. The top cryptocurrency keeps trading sideways, with an intraday low of $7,451, according to the […]

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