Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ether Price Analysis: Historic Support Breaks, Leads to Signs of Capitulation

In two short weeks, ETHUSD has devalued by 50% of its market value. With little to no relief for the underwater bulls, ether seems to be accelerating downward as buyer confidence is lacking and showing signs of capitulation. The entire crypto market, as a whole, is showing signs of capitulation as many alts have seen similar devaluations in shorter periods of time than ETHUSD. Similar to many other coins, ether is penetrating long-held support with very little ease: Figure 1: ETH-USD, 1-Day Candles, Macro Trend As a […]

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Caribbean Central Bank Explores Issuing Its Own Digital Coin

A growing number of governments and central banks around the world are looking to the possibility of issuing their own digital coins these days. The latest financial institution to join this trend is the Caribbean central bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Also Read: Crypto Cafe and Coworking Space ‘Hash House’ Established in Xi’an, China Crypto Guilder Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), the central bank for the Netherlands Antillean guilder, is set to explore the feasibility of issuing a digital guilder to facilitate financial […]

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Wyre Adds MakerDAO Stablecoin Pairing for Global Money Transfers

Under the new framework, Wyre’s regulated money transfer infrastructure will be used to facilitate the instantaneous movement of “fiat currency directly into and out of Dai,” thereby removing the unpredictability of “speculative cryptocurrencies like Ethereum and Bitcoin” and benefiting from the speed and security of the blockchain, a press release for the announcement states. The arrangement is designed to give customers a quick and secure money transfer protocol that offers full regulatory compliance. “Pairing Dai to Wyre’s trading engine and global fiat on-ramps and off-ramps will enable […]

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Trouble on the Horizon? What Last Weekend’s Ruckus Means for Bitmain’s IPO

Over the weekend, information surfaced that could suggest that mining giant Bitmain may be facing an uphill battle as it looks to launch an IPO on the Hong Kong stock exchange. Newly leaked public information reveals that, in its pre-IPO presentation to investors, Bitmain provided insight into its cryptocurrency holdings, which shows that Bitmain unloaded most of its bitcoin (BTC) to accumulate bitcoin cash (BCH) in its stead. In a snapshot of a slide from the original presentation, the leftmost column titled “Digital quantity of money” shows […]

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Bitcoin (BTC) Holds $6,000, While Xapo’s President Says Altcoins May Go Extinct

As reported by Ethereum World News previously, the market has been teetering on the edge between freezing waters and thin ice, with the smallest move in the wrong direction potentially dragging the market even further lower. While this market’s outlook may look dismal, all hope is not lost yet, as BTC has held relatively strong above the $5,800 and $6,000 price levels over the past 24 hours. Bitcoin Holds Steady In The Low $6,000s As altcoins fell over the weekend, many thought that BTC would follow. But […]

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SuperWorld AR Real Estate token is like playing Monopoly in the Real World

SuperWorld has successfully launched a decentralized application (DApp) that allows people to buy and sell Augmented Reality (AR) Real Estate on the Ethereum blockchain. Utilizing the ERC721 standard, a user can go on to the SuperWorld platform and purchase the rights to any available plot of land on their real world map interface. When a user buys a plot of land, they are buying an ERC721 token that corresponds to the unique latitude and longitude polygon they have selected. Similar to last years wildly successful Crypto-collectible game […]

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Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced it plans to allow investors the ability to trade cryptocurrencies through the regulated stock exchange. According to the JSE, the Canadian-based Blockstation will help facilitate the crypto-trading services. Also read: Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume Jamaica Stock Exchange Plans to Facilitate Crypto-Asset Trades in 2018 The Jamaica Stock Exchange is interested in offering its clientele the ability to invest in digital assets. The JSE announced on Tuesday that the organization is partnering with the company Blockstation […]

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Coinbase Index Fund Adds ETC, Minimizes Fee To Charm Investors

The market has tumbled by over 5%, but this has not stopped the development of cryptocurrency products from moving forward. As Ethereum World News reported previously, the Coinbase Index Fund was launched in mid-June, opening its doors for accredited investors willing to allocate a minimum of $250,000 to up to $20 million to this fund. The fund works as follows — the assets supported by the fund are weighted by market capitalization and then added to the product as such. So an investor who invests $1 million […]

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Distributed Dialogues: Weighing In on Privacy Implications

At the recent Distributed 2018 conference in San Francisco, Rick Lewis and Dave Hollerith from the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network interviewed a host of different personalities in the blockchain space about digital privacy. First, the team interviewed David Chaum, one of the forefathers of cryptocurrency as we know it today. Starting from these humble beginnings, Chaum describes a brief history of the earliest days of digital money, as he built much of the enthusiasm for cryptography himself. His brief account of his work in the field gives […]

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ICO Regulations Round-Up: Fundraising Law, Jeju Island, Self-Directed IRAs

In recent news pertaining to initial coin offerings (ICO) regulations, an EU report has advocated the regulation of ICOs according to crowdfunding legislation, the governor of Korea’s Jeju Island wants his jurisdiction to become a special economic zone regarding cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and the U.S. SEC has warned consumers regarding the risks of self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts that offer exposure to ICOs and cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Markets Update: Bloody Crypto-Markets Suffer More Losses EU Report Advocates Incorporating ICOs into Fundraising Laws The European Parliament’s Committee on Economic and […]

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