Monthly Archives: November 2018

Major Car Dealerships and Airport Limos in Japan Begin Accepting Cryptocurrencies

A regulated cryptocurrency exchange in Japan has partnered with two companies to enable cryptocurrency payments for their businesses. Hinomaru Limousine has started accepting payments in cryptocurrencies for its airport taxi service while Carchs Holdings allows crypto payments at its used car dealerships. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Airport Car Service by Hinomaru Bitpoint, one of Japan’s 16 regulated crypto exchanges, recently announced two business alliances to increase merchant cryptocurrency adoption in the country. On Tuesday, the exchange revealed a partnership with Tokyo-based Hinomaru […]

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Bitfury Secures $80M in Private Funding Round

Cryptocurrency mining firm Bitfury Group has closed a Series C, $80 million funding round led by EU-based Korelya Capital. The round also included crypto merchant bank Galaxy Digital, Lian and Jabre Group, Dentsu Inc., Armat Group and others. Bitfury is a diversified blockchain company known for its expertise in developing high-performance computing technologies, processing capabilities and advanced blockchain-based solutions for companies and governments, including the development of a blockchain-based land registry in Ukraine. The funding round will be used by the company to enrich its software and […]

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Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Quick Bullish Pullback Opportunity

Bitcoin appears to be getting back on its feet as it forms a fresh rising trend line on its 1-hour chart. A quick pullback to the support area may be in order and a bounce could take it past the swing high at $6,530. Applying the Fib retracement tool on the latest swing low and high shows that price may have already found support at the 38.2% Fib just above the trend line. However, price has yet to break past the swing high to confirm that bulls […]

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Bitmain’s New 7nm Antminer Goes on Sale on November 8

Mining rig manufacturer Bitmain Technologies has announced the company’s latest Antminers equipped with 7nm semiconductors will go on sale on Nov. 8. According to the China-based organization, Bitmain will release two new models called the Antminer S15 and the T15. Also Read: Bitcoin Cash Fork Watch: BCH Infrastructure Providers Reveal Contingency Plans  Bitmain Plans to Sell Its New Antminers This Week Bitmain will soon be selling new Antminers equipped with 7nm semiconductor technology. The company published a statement on Tuesday, detailing that the two latest models, the S15 and […]

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Blockchain is Airdropping $125M in Stellar Lumens to Its Wallet Users

Blockchain will be airdropping approximately $125 million worth of Stellar lumens to its users, in conjunction with the Stellar Development Foundation. This marks the largest airdrop in cryptocurrency history. Those interested in taking part must possess a Blockchain wallet and be willing to verify their identity. The first group of customers is set to receive their lumens sometime this week at no charge. Stellar is Blockchain’s first airdrop partner since it launched its official “Airdrops Guiding Principles” framework last month. Jed McCaleb, co-founder of the Stellar Development […]

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BTCC Announces the “Indefinite” Closure of Its Mining Pool

BTCC will be shutting down its mining pool by the end of the month. According to a recent notice made by the Hong Kong-based exchange, BTCC will deactivate its mining pool servers on November 15, 2018, and cease all operations entirely come November 30. Citing “business adjustments,” the notice was generally vague about the exact reason for this particular closure. Having started operations in 2014, the mining pool is one of the oldest in the space, while BTCC itself is China’s oldest crypto exchange. BTCC’s mining pool […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Luno Expects ‘Open’ South African Rules, Bitstamp Updates Engine

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we look at a Luno executive’s belief that the South African government will introduce “open” crypto regulations. We also focus on Bitstamp, which expects a 1250x increase in matching speed after it integrates a customized version of Cinnober’s trading engine software into its platform, as well as the motivation behind a Dutch exchange’s decision to advertise on a bus. Also Read: GMO Internet Sees Huge Leap in BCH Mining for October Consumer Protection In a recent interview, Marius Reitz, Luno’s South Africa country manager, […]

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Norwegian Startup Bitruption Plans to Launch a Localbitcoins Competitor

On Nov. 4, a Norwegian startup announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer marketplace called Bitruption. Similar to Localbitcoins, the Bitruption exchange plans to offer a format under which users around the world will be able to advertise, buy and sell digital currencies for local fiat. Also Read: Bitcoin Ownership: Your Private Keys to Financial Sovereignty Peer-to-Peer Crypto-to-Fiat Exchange to Offer BCH and BTC The Bitruption trading platform is a peer-to-peer exchange that was recently announced by Ole André Knutli, the company’s project manager. According to Knutli, the Oslo-based team soon […]

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#HCPP18 – Interview with Stepan Snigirev, developer – Bitcoin Lightning Hardware Wallet #LIVE

Support the World Crypto Network: 3NqhJSAikoFiYmZm3ACGzdw9Lr86ZiLT7K Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wcn Listen to WCN Audio Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/world-crypto-network/id825708806?mt=2 Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by WorldCryptoNet Follow Stepan Snigirev on Twitter Tweets by StepanSnigirev #HCPP Speech description: HARDWARE WALLETS FOR LIGHTNING NETWORK With Bitcoin you can “be your own bank”, with Lightning it’s time to “be your own Visa”. The main challenge in both cases is to secure your private keys. In Bitcoin we already have hardware wallets for this purpose, for lightning they still need to be developed. Lightning […]

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Market Update Report Nov.6: Bullish days. Has the market sentiment changed?

2017 brought the crypto market to the collective consciousness, but the declines of 2018 replaced enthusiasm with uncertainty. Can this trend change by the end of the year? This week the prices have brought the green color back to the market. The Bitcoin price climbs, and the alternative coins are celebrating and remind us of the days we had already forgotten. It is certainly possible that another Alt season is coming, as the graphs of some of the alternative coins show a change in trend. The end […]

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