Monthly Archives: November 2018

CoinGecko’s Q3 Cryptocurrency Report Suggests Rough Outlook for Ethereum

Popular cryptocurrency blog CoinGecko.com has released its latest report detailing its findings on the cryptocurrency space during Q3 of 2018. So, How Did They Do? Among the details include some not-so-happy stats for Ethereum, which currently sits in the number two spot of the world’s top five cryptocurrencies. While the other four – which include bitcoin, bitcoin cash, Ripple’s XRP and Litecoin – have all shown positive year-on-year returns, Ethereum has failed to step up to the plate, and has fallen by roughly 22 percent since quarter […]

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Holacracy: Governance in an Age of Innovation and Subversion

The following opinion piece on Holacracy was written by Max Borders, director of Social Evolution and author of The Social Singularity.  Imagine turning on your mobile device one morning to find only two apps: Red and Blue. It’s bad enough that these are the only two choices. Only one works at a time–and not very well. Also read: Markets Update: Traders Play a Lower Range After Cryptocurrency Prices Dip And yet this is more or less the social operating system upon which most of the developed world runs. […]

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Hong Kong Securities Regulator Promises to Regulate Crypto Investment Funds

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong has claimed that it will include crypto funds under its regulatory umbrella. The SFC issued a statement on November 1, 2018, laying out its new approach for regulating virtual assets in the future. The SFC granted that there are many inherent risks in investing in a new space like cryptoassets and set out to address these risks through new regulatory action. The statement showed a willingness to adapt the existing regulations around investing to conveniently and decisively affect […]

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Tether Confirms That It Is Banking With Bahamas-Based Deltec

Tether Limited is back in the news; this time, it has confirmed a banking relationship with a financial institution based out of the Bahamas. The issuer of the controversial USD-pegged stablecoin tether (USDT) announced its partnership with Bahamas-based Deltec Bank & Trust Limited. Tether went a step further by publishing an attestation letter from the bank, showing evidence of its reserves. In a blog post on its website, Tether stated that Deltec accepted it as a client after a “due diligence review” was carried out, which included […]

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Ethereum 2.0, Pure Casper and Never Seen Before Scalability – Vitalik Buterin

Co-founder of the second largest coin – Vitalik Buterin, spoke about the most anticipated upgrade – Ethereum 2.0 project Serenity during the Ethereum developer conference Devcon 4 in Prague. According to Mr. Buterin, the project encircles various features that the team have been talking and working about for three-four years now. “…combination of a bunch of different features that we have been talking about for the past several years. We have been actively researching, building, and now, finally getting them all together.” During the speak, Vitalik highlighted out […]

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Bitcoin Price to Benefit Most From Institutional Investing

Bitcoin (BTC), Cryptocurrency–A week ago JPMorgan analysts released a report that claimed the U.S. had a 60 percent chance of undergoing recession by the year 2020, with that figure climbing to 80 percent in three years. As EWN reported, the bearish outlook for the traditional stock market could be to the benefit of cryptocurrency, despite the year long price slump, as average joe and institutional investors alike look to a new asset for trading. In addition, the falling price volatility of Bitcoin hit an all time low […]

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Ledger Wallet Plans to Pause Bitcoin Cash Services on November 15

Ledger, the popular hardware wallet manufacturer based out of France, has recently revealed the company’s contingency plans for the upcoming Bitcoin Cash (BCH) hard fork scheduled for Nov. 15. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Ledger explained to its customer base that the organization will be pausing bitcoin cash services on Nov. 15 and the company plans to wait until a dominant chain appears to reinstate BCH services. Also read: A Look at Bitcoin Replay Attacks and Self-Managed UTXO Protection  Ledger to Suspend BCH Transactions During the November Fork In […]

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Cryptocurrency Market Sentiment Returns Positive: 0x ZRX Highlight

In just two months, the digital currency market underwent heavy selling twice with coin values dropping speedy below major supportive levels. However, in a matter of days/weeks the recovery process commences strongly showcasing the industry’s stable growth and community’s support towards the technology. With prices still on lower standing points, for many traders it could mean a great window to buy-in. One of the virtual assets which is making appearance very often lately on headlines i 0x [ZRX]. 0x ZRX 0x is a protocol that promotes low friction […]

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New York Grants First BitLicense to Bitcoin ATM Company

Bitcoin ATM operator, Coinsource, recently received approval for a digital currency license from the New York Regulator. Bitcoin ATM Firm Receives Virtual Currency License in New York Coinsourse achieved a milestone today, as it became the first Bitcoin ATM operator to receive a digital currency license from the Department of Financial Services (DFS). According to a press release by the Department of Financial Services, on Thursday (November 1, 2018), Maria T. Vullo, Financial Services Superintendent, stated that the New York State DFS approved Coinsource’s application for a […]

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Bithumb Set to Establish Exchange Platform for Security Tokens in the United States

Bithumb appears set to create a trading platform for security tokens in the United States. The South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange behemoth plans to partner with a U.S.-based fintech company to establish the proposed security token exchange service. Details of the Proposed Security Token Exchange According to Yonhap News Agency, Bithumb recently inked a partnership deal with SeriesOne, a fintech firm based in the United States to establish a security token exchange in the U.S. According to inside sources; the cryptocurrency exchanger will provide the necessary technical support […]

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