Monthly Archives: August 2018

Binance, Okex, Huobi and Upbit Among Investors in New Stablecoin, Terra

Yet another stablecoin is joining the arguably already crowded ecosystem. Terra, as the new fiat-pegged crypto is called, counts four of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world among its investors, including Binance, Okex, Huobi and Upbit. Also Read: Morgan Creek Launches Digital Asset Index Fund for Institutional Investors Terra Firma Terra has announced today it raised an initial $32 million in its seed funding round which included Binance Labs, Okex, Huobi Capital, and Dunamu & Partners (the investment firm of Upbit operator). Other than exchanges, Polychain […]

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Rimini FC Becomes First Ever Football Club Purchased Using Cryptocurrency

Rimini FC, a team in lower tiers of Italian football, has become the first club to be purchased using cryptocurrency. This news is the latest in a series of cryptocurrency adoption cases in the football and general sporting world. Recently, a few English football teams signed a partnership with eToro to explore Bitcoin usage in facilitating player transfers. Details of the Purchase The purchase comes as part of the club’s investment in Quantocoin which is currently in its ICO stage. Rimini FC is participating in the Quantocoin […]

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Bittrex Launches USD Markets for Cardano and Zcash

Crypto exchange Bittrex announced that on September 5 it will introduce two new USD trading pairs to its trading platform. The new markets include Cardano (ADA) and Zcash (ZEC). We’re rolling out more USD pairs. On Sep 5 we’re launching US dollar (USD) markets for Cardano (ADA) and Zcash (ZEC). Eligible #Bittrex accounts created before […] Powered by WPeMatico

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ETFs and Financial Tools in the Cryptocurrency Market

After a brief hiatus, the Let’s Talk Bitcoin show is back with an informative episode on the intersection of “Wall Street” financial tools and the Bitcoin space. For those who are unfamiliar with how mainstream financial tools are being applied to cryptocurrencies, this episode serves as an ideal primer to become well-informed on the topic. The episode features an hour-long interview with Caitlin Long. A 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in the Bitcoin space since 2012, Long is the former chairman and president of […]

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What factors will lead to a Bitcoin ETF approval?

For the past few weeks, the crypto space has been fixated on the topic of ETFs and when (or if) they will be approved. Prices have fluctuated radically due to Bitcoin ETF rejections and delayed decisions. Despite this, cryptocurrency prices seemed to be recovering nicely, with Bitcoin surging past $7,000 after a weekend of slow price consolidation around the $6,700 area. Meet the 3 critical factors The task of approving an ETF is highly complex, as it requires the SEC to maintain a tight balance between providing […]

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Origin Is Rolling Out a Decentralized Messaging App Built on Ethereum

Origin Protocol, a blockchain project building a decentralized marketplace, has rolled out a peer-to-peer messaging application built on top of ethereum. The project wrote in a blog post on Wednesday that the open-sourced messaging function is now up and running on its marketplace demo, creating an encrypted communication channel between buyers and sellers. The technology works by utilizing users’ ethereum addresses as a public ID for sending and receiving text messages, while the content itself is encrypted via users’ private keys. However, the post adds, since the […]

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Dark Web Hackers Sell Data Of 130 Million Consumers For 8 Bitcoin (BTC)

One of the largest data leaks in China’s history has potentially just occurred, with a hacker or group of hackers recently revealing that he/she/they had garnered sensitive data from over 130 million individuals. As per a report from The Next Web’s Hard Fork column, the hacker recently made a move to sell the aforementioned data for 8 Bitcoin ($56,000) on a China-based dark web portal. According to a post made by the seller, the data was gathered from a security breach of the Huazhu Hotels Group, which […]

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Free Keene Activists Launch Tip-Card Creator Called Cryptotip.org

New Hampshire is well known for its large amounts of libertarian residents and many people consider it the ‘free state’ among all the other states in the US due to its freedom promoting activism. Moreover, cryptocurrencies are extremely popular in the area as there are many digital-currency-accepting establishments and BTMs in the region. This week the folks from the organization Free Keene launched a new website that creates cryptocurrency tips from bitcoin cash (BCH) and dash, making it easier for residents to tip people in sound money. Also […]

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Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital Lead $102 million Funding Round for DFINITY “World Computer” Project

DFINITY, a Switzerland-based blockchain startup has raised $102 million in a private sale of tokens to accredited investors, in a round jointly led by Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital. Both were previous investors in a $61 million round DFINITY announced earlier this year. Founded in 2015, DFINITY has now raised just over $195 million. Other […] Powered by WPeMatico

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Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) Now tradable On Yahoo Finance

Cryptocurrency adoption has gotten a new dimension now that Yahoo Finance has integrated the buying and selling of Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Litecoin (LTC) on its platform. At the moment, Ripple’s XRP, Stellar XLM, Bitcoin Cash and a host of others do not have buy and sell options on the platform. A crypto enthusiast, Pompiano who made this revelation was elated saying the cryptocurrency adoption virus has just started. “You can now buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin on Yahoo Finance. THE VIRUS IS SPREADING.” This is […]

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