Bitcoin News www.bitcoins.am http://feed.informer.com/digests/I2GGLAVR70/feeder Bitcoin News www.bitcoins.am Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:31:46 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Singapore: Gov’t Owned CrimsonLogic Launches Global Cross-Border Blockchain Platform https://cointelegraph.com/news/singapore-gov-t-owned-crimsonlogic-launches-global-cross-border-blockchain-platform CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:f169b4db-d63b-f78c-df9b-c62e75275958 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:23:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy8xZWE3YThmZGE3M2FlZjI1MGQ5NmU3ZGE5Y2Q5MGZjNS5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Southeast Asian support for blockchain continues from Singapore with release of new cross-border network</p> Blockchain Singapore China Cointelegraph By William Suberg Bitcoin Price Has Finally Bottomed: Digital Currency Group Founder Barry Silbert https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-price-has-finally-bottomed-digital-currency-group-founder-barry-silbert/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:d4c885b1-032c-b333-8cca-e4e5d03052e4 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:06:03 -0400 <p>Seven months into a severe cryptocurrency market downturn, the bears have finally run out of steam, leaving the bitcoin price primed for a breakout. That’s according to Barry Silbert, founder of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), perhaps the cryptocurrency industry’s most prolific investment fund. 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Features Ethereum Technology News Featured Governance Parity EIP 999 Fund recovery EIP 876 Rachel Rose O&#x27;Leary Wells Fargo Patent Envisions a Tokenization System for Sensitive Data https://www.ccn.com/wells-fargo-patent-envisions-a-tokenization-system-for-sensitive-data/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:d885bff3-beb5-cefe-0971-970777686666 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:56:15 -0400 <p>The American multinational financial institution has filed a patent to develop a &#8220;system and methods to manage a tokenization manifest.&#8221; Wells Fargo Hates Cryptocurrencies, Not Its Technology The San Francisco-based bank hasn&#8217;t always been kind to cryptocurrencies. Just last month, CCN reported Wells Fargo&#8217;s ban on customers who bought digital assets using credit cards, for</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/wells-fargo-patent-envisions-a-tokenization-system-for-sensitive-data/">Wells Fargo Patent Envisions a Tokenization System for Sensitive Data</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Blockchain News News tokenization wells fargo Mauro Sacramento Former Trump Advisor Steve Bannon Considers Creating Utility Tokens for Populist Movement https://cointelegraph.com/news/former-trump-advisor-steve-bannon-considers-creating-utility-tokens-for-populist-movement CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:28f3a025-ad0e-b83b-565c-2e15925501d4 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:02:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9mNWNiMTVhM2NkMWNmOTg1NGY4ZmY4M2Q3ODk3NzQyMS5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Breitbart News co-founder Steve Bannon says he is considering issuing “quality” utility tokens for the global populist movement</p> Bitcoin USA Government ICO Cryptocurrencies Cointelegraph By William Suberg ‘World’s First’ Trade Blockchain Launches in Singapore to Link China and ASEAN Nations https://www.ccn.com/worlds-first-trade-blockchain-launches-in-singapore-to-link-china-and-asean-nations/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:93b782f7-b8ea-ef83-5d15-22e43e8fc41c Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:00:34 -0400 <p>A Singapore-based e-government service provider – notably owned by a government body and a port operator – has launched a blockchain platform focused on cross-border trade between ASEAN nations and China. Singapore-based CrimsonLogic, an e-government solutions provider with a presence in over 20 countries, announced [PDF] details of its ‘inclusive and extensible blockchain service’ that</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/worlds-first-trade-blockchain-launches-in-singapore-to-link-china-and-asean-nations/">‘World’s First’ Trade Blockchain Launches in Singapore to Link China and ASEAN Nations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Blockchain News News CrimsonLogic singapore Samburaj Das Vietnam Inches Closer to Suspending Imports of Cryptocurrency Miners https://www.coindesk.com/vietnam-inches-closer-to-suspending-imports-of-cryptocurrency-miners/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:a0caa4a3-4a37-5b38-91f9-a4baef58e2ff Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:00:29 -0400 The country's central bank has agreed to a proposed suspension of cryptocurrency miner imports, a local new source reported on Thursday. Regulation News Asia-Pacific ASICs Mining Vietnam Republished Wolfie Zhao State-Issued Digital Currencies: The Countries Which Adopted, Rejected or Researched the Concept https://cointelegraph.com/news/state-issued-digital-currencies-the-countries-which-adopted-rejected-or-researched-the-concept CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:19c4ea17-0670-2cd4-4476-c1375e5021fc Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:45:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9jODA4Mzg2ZWNlYzlmODNmMDFlYTNhNjlmYmI2NGEwMC5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Germany rejected the idea of issuing a state-backed digital currency — here is how far they have advanced in other countries</p> Blockchain Banks Cointelegraph By Stephen O&#x27;Neal Malta Stock Exchange, Crypto Exchange OKEx to Launch Security Tokens Trading Platform https://cointelegraph.com/news/malta-stock-exchange-crypto-exchange-okex-to-launch-security-tokens-trading-platform CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:1988f888-f185-f773-e806-757573f2bcaf Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:43:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9kYjIwOWY4NWE5ZmUyYzMxZTM2NjgwOGU5NjBhN2Y0ZS5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Malta to launch a new exchange platform for secure digital assets</p> Blockchain Malta OKEx Cryptocurrency Exchange Cointelegraph By Max Yakubowski 2018 Crypto Investment Report: Institutional Investors Provide 56% of Capital Inflow https://cointelegraph.com/news/2018-crypto-investment-report-institutional-investors-provide-56-of-capital-inflow CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:973a3d0c-bbba-01b8-923f-55c1291a85e6 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:19:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy85OGM3NTJjNjdkODc2N2EzNzgzNjlhM2U1NmMyNzdiMy5qcGc=.jpg"><p>The first-ever investment report released by major crypto fund Grayscale Investments reveals that 56% of capital inflow this year is from institutional investors</p> Altcoin Investments Zcash Ethereum Classic Cryptocurrencies Wall Street Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet Bitcoin Price Prepares to Test $8K After Bull Breather https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-prepares-to-test-8k-after-bull-breather/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:be0bae7f-d0c1-9729-f92c-6b9c89678c52 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 07:00:12 -0400 Bitcoin's price pullback is seen yielding a more sustainable rally to $8,000, according to technical studies. Markets Bitcoin Markets News Prices Subfeatured Omkar Godbole Canada: Bitcoin Miner Hut 8 Becomes ‘Largest’ by Capacity After Second Site Opening https://cointelegraph.com/news/canada-bitcoin-miner-hut-8-becomes-largest-by-capacity-after-second-site-opening CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:9693b738-f69f-d7dc-9f06-2c7c259e6fd4 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:59:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9hYmNiOGMyNTkxZTcxMjA5NzE0ZjZhOTM2ZmJmNmM1Ni5qcGc=.jpg"><p>BitFury partner Hut 8 diversifies Bitcoin mining competition with capacity upgrade</p> Bitcoin Canada Bitcoin Mining BitFury Bitmain Cointelegraph By William Suberg Crypto Market Makes Minor Retreat Post-Rally, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Down 5% https://www.ccn.com/crypto-market-makes-minor-retreat-post-rally-ether-and-bitcoin-cash-down-5/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:6d5019b9-cf6a-7839-2d12-2177ce277ed3 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:43:01 -0400 <p>After adding more than $20 billion within a 30 minute period, the crypto market has declined in valuation, led by the 5 percent drop of ether and Bitcoin Cash. Over the past 24 hours, the price of Bitcoin Cash, ether, Ripple, and EOS dropped by 4 to 6 percent, while bitcoin remained stable in the</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/crypto-market-makes-minor-retreat-post-rally-ether-and-bitcoin-cash-down-5/">Crypto Market Makes Minor Retreat Post-Rally, Ether and Bitcoin Cash Down 5%</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin Analysis Bitcoin Price News News EOS Ether ripple Joseph Young South Korean Administrative District Builds Blockchain-based ‘Proposal Evaluation System’ https://cointelegraph.com/news/south-korean-administrative-district-builds-blockchain-based-proposal-evaluation-system CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:98677eb2-e17e-e33a-a159-1ec7132a5907 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:31:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy8wNjJmNGEwYmQ1NGUyMzU3NGRlMDhiY2RhOWRhMmEzZC5qcGc=.jpg"><p>An administrative district in Seoul will now implement smart administration through blockchain technology</p> Blockchain South Korea Cointelegraph By Max Yakubowski Exclusive: Binance, Neufund Back ‘World’s First Decentralized Stock Exchange’ in Malta https://www.ccn.com/binance-to-partner-with-malta-stock-exchange-to-create-worlds-first-decentralized-stock-exchange/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:b3a4417e-1739-7485-4572-e4f8999121a1 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:40:12 -0400 <p>Another day, another crypto-forward development in Malta, as it backs its promise to become the world&#8217;s &#8216;blockchain island.&#8217; CCN can exclusively reveal that Neufund, a German-based blockchain protocol for securities tokenization and issuance will be partnering with MSX, an innovation vehicle of the Malta Stock Exchange. MSX is also in partnership with Binance which claims to &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/binance-to-partner-with-malta-stock-exchange-to-create-worlds-first-decentralized-stock-exchange/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/binance-to-partner-with-malta-stock-exchange-to-create-worlds-first-decentralized-stock-exchange/">Exclusive: Binance, Neufund Back ‘World’s First Decentralized Stock Exchange’ in Malta</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Exchanges News Regulation Trading Binance Malta Malta Stock Exchange Gerald Fenech All 'Big Four' Auditors to Trial Blockchain Platform for Financial Reporting https://www.coindesk.com/all-big-four-auditors-trial-blockchain-platform-for-financial-reporting/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:b6b705bb-cf03-7d84-2026-c994137c245a Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:30:25 -0400 The world's four biggest auditing firms will join 20 banks to trial a blockchain service for validating public companies' financial reports. News Business News Taiwan PwC KPMG Deloitte EY Auditing Republished Wolfie Zhao Founder of $150 Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Offers Compensation to Victims https://www.ccn.com/founder-of-150-indian-bitcoin-ponzi-offers-compensation-to-victims/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:adae248f-9c5b-977a-885c-80e40314c031 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 05:09:53 -0400 <p>The mastermind behind the infamous bitcoin ponzi GainBitcoin has offered to compensate thousands of victims who incurred losses during the scheme which raked in an initial 1,000 crores in cryptocurrency (approx. $150 million). Now under arrest, Amit Bhardwaj has been found out as the kingpin behind India’s biggest cryptocurrency scam. The founder of now-defunct bitcoin &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/founder-of-150-indian-bitcoin-ponzi-offers-compensation-to-victims/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/founder-of-150-indian-bitcoin-ponzi-offers-compensation-to-victims/">Founder of $150 Indian Bitcoin Ponzi Offers Compensation to Victims</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin Scams News GainBitcoin india Samburaj Das Stablecoins Will Do More Than Just Reduce Crypto Price Volatility https://www.coindesk.com/stablecoins-will-do-more-than-just-reduce-crypto-price-volatility/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:5c16dba1-8988-276c-880c-c2a50d2528eb Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:06 -0400 Stablecoins will play an important role bridging traditional markets with the programmable financial tools enabled by crypto, argues Abra's CEO. Features Subfeatured Tether Abra Stablecoins Bill Barhydt Cryptojacking Falls in Second Quarter, Coinciding with Crypto Bear Market: Research https://www.ccn.com/cryptojacking-falls-in-second-quarter-coinciding-with-crypto-bear-market-research/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:511cd34f-ee54-6f32-d08a-7cd180163c85 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 03:44:08 -0400 <p>This year’s second quarter witnessed a lull in cybercrime, but cybercriminals continue to experiment with ransomware, according to Malwarebytes Labs in its second quarter report. Malware activity posted a decrease in both business and consumer categories in the second quarter, the report noted. But while the volume of activity was lower, the quality of the &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/cryptojacking-falls-in-second-quarter-coinciding-with-crypto-bear-market-research/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/cryptojacking-falls-in-second-quarter-coinciding-with-crypto-bear-market-research/">Cryptojacking Falls in Second Quarter, Coinciding with Crypto Bear Market: Research</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin Crime Bitcoin Scams Bitcoin Security News WannaCry Lester Coleman Government-Backed Blockchain Trade Platform Launches in Singapore https://www.coindesk.com/government-backed-blockchain-trade-platform-launches-in-singapore/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:154d069a-eb9a-11fc-4fdf-8d61a9dbef1e Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:00:55 -0400 A digital services firm owned by a Singapore government agency and a major port operator has launched a blockchain platform for cross-border trade. Use Cases & Verticals News Business News Supply Chain Singapore Trade Finance Republished Wolfie Zhao Peter Gabriel, Former Genesis Frontman, Invests in Blockchain Startup for Food Transport https://cointelegraph.com/news/peter-gabriel-former-genesis-frontman-invests-in-blockchain-startup-for-food-transport CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:3503ca46-88d4-1af5-f74e-3926e2d356c5 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:43:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy8xMmZiYmE5MjdkYzQ3YmI2N2NlYjY5MGQ1ZGE1YzM1NC5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel has invested in British blockchain startup Provenance, whose goal is to improve food transport with blockchain</p> Blockchain Investments UK Cointelegraph By Aaron Wood These Digital Monsters Live on Ethereum, But They'll Fight on Zilliqa https://www.coindesk.com/these-digital-monsters-live-on-ethereum-but-they-fight-on-zilliqa/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:76fe3c3c-6a74-6f2a-7c0f-57fb613551c3 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:30:35 -0400 A popular decentralized game couldn't take ethereum's slow, costly transactions. But it's not leaving the chain behind entirely. Features Ethereum Other Public Protocols Technology News Featured DApps Scalability Sharding Zilliqa Decentralized apps David Floyd $20K in Crypto: The First Bets on Prediction Market Augur Just Paid Out https://www.coindesk.com/20k-in-crypto-the-first-bets-on-prediction-market-augur-just-paid-out/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:1b921920-49c6-7819-6d0d-1e37a1b819b0 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:27:41 -0400 A week after going live, the crypto-powered prediction market platform Augur is proving that it really works in the wild. News David Floyd Russia: Crypto Miners and Holders Will Be Regulated Under Existing Laws https://cointelegraph.com/news/russia-crypto-miners-and-holders-will-be-regulated-under-existing-laws CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:5167f952-d1bd-6e90-400b-6545d1fa2e0f Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:39:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy85NTI4M2VhOTE3YTU4YmU2OThkZTVkNzMxYjM1Y2I5NS5qcGc=.jpg"><p>In Russia, no separate taxation rates will be applied to the mining and circulation of cryptocurrencies</p> Bitcoin Regulation Russia Cryptocurrencies Government Taxes Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre Billionaire Marc Lasry Sees Bitcoin's Price Reaching $40,000 https://www.coindesk.com/billionaire-marc-lasry-sees-bitcoins-price-reaching-40000/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:d8403ff5-709c-a823-a15d-40f3fc7c424b Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:00:34 -0400 Billionaire investor and fund manager Marc Lasry said the price of bitcoin has the potential to reach $40,000. News Business News Markets News Bitcoin Republished Mark Lasry Madeline Meng Shi Kik Messaging App Reveals Its First Beta Product, Kinit https://cointelegraph.com/news/kik-messaging-app-reveals-its-first-beta-product-kinit CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:ac6c3404-453a-d45f-8d0f-72f4b7e261b4 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:48:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy81NTE1OTgwMjcxOTgyMjY5MjViNzUwOWUxYjY2ODk3Mi5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Following a $100 million ICO, messaging app Kik has revealed its beta product Kinit related to the company’s Kin token</p> Blockchain Cryptocurrencies Tokens ICO Kik Gaming Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China’s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners https://www.ccn.com/flooding-in-sichuan-province-reveals-hidden-world-of-chinas-small-time-bitcoin-miners/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:64843358-81e0-d257-e6ad-6a51930e1501 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:05:17 -0400 <p>A special report on the recent floods across China&#8217;s Sichuan province has uncovered an extraordinary story of resilience, discomfort, tragedy, and rapidly changing economic circumstances experienced by the the people who make up the world&#8217;s largest concentration of small-time bitcoin miners. Put together by Chinese news platform Jiemian, the report follows the story of Li &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/flooding-in-sichuan-province-reveals-hidden-world-of-chinas-small-time-bitcoin-miners/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/flooding-in-sichuan-province-reveals-hidden-world-of-chinas-small-time-bitcoin-miners/">Flooding in Sichuan Province Reveals Hidden World of China&#8217;s Small-Time Bitcoin Miners</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin Mining News china sichuan David Hundeyin US Congress Hearing: Central Bank Digital Currency ‘One of the Worst Financial Ideas’ https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-congress-hearing-central-bank-digital-currency-one-of-the-worst-financial-ideas CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:442e5cf7-f683-bc84-8759-790be3c5701f Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:49:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9kMmJlOTY2ZmU0MmJiYjAxYzQ0NGQyZmMwNTYzMzhjNC5qcGc=.jpg"><p>A U.S. Congressional hearing witness said the idea of a central bank digital currency is one of the “worst financial ideas of recent times”</p> Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies USA Fiat Money Banks Central Bank Congress Cointelegraph By Helen Partz Bitcoin’s Killer App is Ransomware, Not Payments: Stripe COO https://www.ccn.com/bitcoins-killer-app-is-ransomware-not-payments-stripe-coo/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:12ab949e-9113-39c8-3d65-ef64b0edb27d Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:02:40 -0400 <p>Stripe, a digital payments provider, took a pioneering role with bitcoin in 2015 when it introduced a tool that allowed merchants to accept bitcoin. This past April, the company discontinued the service. The company’s COO, Claire Hughes Johnson, told Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference Tuesday that the reason behind the firm&#8217;s abandonment of BTC is that &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/bitcoins-killer-app-is-ransomware-not-payments-stripe-coo/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/bitcoins-killer-app-is-ransomware-not-payments-stripe-coo/">Bitcoin&#8217;s Killer App is Ransomware, Not Payments: Stripe COO</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin & Blockchain Investments Bitcoin Opinion Blockchain News News Claire Hughes Johnson IBM Stripe Lester Coleman Pop Icon Peter Gabriel Has Invested in a Blockchain Startup https://www.coindesk.com/pop-icon-peter-gabriel-has-invested-in-a-blockchain-startup/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:e472364a-4e33-8386-58b4-113a23403b24 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:00:10 -0400 Legendary musician and former Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel has invested in blockchain startup Provenance. Use Cases & Verticals News Business News Provenance Genesis Republished Peter Gabriel Madeline Meng Shi CheapAir Says Goodbye to Coinbase, Hello to BTCPayServer https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/cheapair-says-goodbye-coinbase-hello-btcpayserver/#1531956525 Bitcoin Magazine urn:uuid:41d35d2a-cf0b-4823-514b-33dbb8fa5e39 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:28:45 -0400 <img alt="cheapair" height="408" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/cheapair.width-800.png" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Online travel agency CheapAir.com has announced it is no longer working with Coinbase to process its customers’ bitcoin payments. In Coinbase's stead, the company has turned to BTCPayServer, an open-source bitcoin payment processor.</p><p></p><p>CheapAir had been partnered with Coinbase since early 2013, but this April, the digital currency exchange explained that it was shutting down its merchant platform, leaving CheapAir in the dark and struggling to find a steady replacement.</p><p>The company wrote in a <a href="https://www.cheapair.com/blog/category/bitcoin/">blog post</a> that its affiliation with BTCPayServer largely stems from customer feedback that came during a time of great need. “We were in unfamiliar territory to suddenly be scrambling for an alternative,” writes CEO Jeff Klee. “I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the overwhelming amount of thoughtful feedback we received. We went into the process thinking we were on a desperate quest to find a new processor, but thanks to many of you, we came out of it realizing we don’t need a processor at all.”</p><p>The post goes on to say that the company has been working with BTCPayServer for about the past month following several customers’ suggestions. Klee states he’s thrilled with what BTCPay can do, and that he finds it “liberating” to not have to rely on third parties anymore, as CheapAir.com now has more control over the transaction process, leading to faster and more efficient payments.</p><p>“We can also do a much better job of gracefully handling the occasional anomalies that are still inherent in crypto commerce,” the post claims.</p><p>CheapAir.com isn’t the only airline company accepting cryptocurrency. Star Jets International does, as well, which <a href="https://usethebitcoin.com/cheapair-accepts-bitcoin-payments-via-btcpayserver/">began accepting</a> virtual money payments late last year. CheapAir states that despite the problems it’s had with Coinbase, it will continue to accept digital currency payments as they are likely the future of finance.</p><p>“We do think that most industries will have to come along and start expanding acceptable payments beyond fiat currencies,” explains Klee in a recent <a href="https://bitcoinist.com/cheapair-ceo-drop-coinbase-interview/">interview</a>. “It’s not surprising that smaller, more nimble companies like ours can sometimes get out in front of legacy companies — the complicated infrastructure challenges make it tough to make this kind of leap early.”</p><p>Klee also hinted that while the company hasn’t made a firm decision just yet, they would be open to Lightning Network payments if customers showed interest.</p><p>“We certainly wouldn’t rule it out [Lightning Network] in the future, especially if our customers tell us it’s something they would like to see us accept,” he mentions.</p><p>At the time of writing, representatives of CheapAir had not responded to <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i><i>’s</i> request for comment.</p><p><br/></p></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <img alt="cheapair" height="408" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/cheapair.width-800.png" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Online travel agency CheapAir.com has announced it is no longer working with Coinbase to process its customers’ bitcoin payments. In Coinbase's stead, the company has turned to BTCPayServer, an open-source bitcoin payment processor.</p><p></p><p>CheapAir had been partnered with Coinbase since early 2013, but this April, the digital currency exchange explained that it was shutting down its merchant platform, leaving CheapAir in the dark and struggling to find a steady replacement.</p><p>The company wrote in a <a href="https://www.cheapair.com/blog/category/bitcoin/">blog post</a> that its affiliation with BTCPayServer largely stems from customer feedback that came during a time of great need. “We were in unfamiliar territory to suddenly be scrambling for an alternative,” writes CEO Jeff Klee. “I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the overwhelming amount of thoughtful feedback we received. We went into the process thinking we were on a desperate quest to find a new processor, but thanks to many of you, we came out of it realizing we don’t need a processor at all.”</p><p>The post goes on to say that the company has been working with BTCPayServer for about the past month following several customers’ suggestions. Klee states he’s thrilled with what BTCPay can do, and that he finds it “liberating” to not have to rely on third parties anymore, as CheapAir.com now has more control over the transaction process, leading to faster and more efficient payments.</p><p>“We can also do a much better job of gracefully handling the occasional anomalies that are still inherent in crypto commerce,” the post claims.</p><p>CheapAir.com isn’t the only airline company accepting cryptocurrency. Star Jets International does, as well, which <a href="https://usethebitcoin.com/cheapair-accepts-bitcoin-payments-via-btcpayserver/">began accepting</a> virtual money payments late last year. CheapAir states that despite the problems it’s had with Coinbase, it will continue to accept digital currency payments as they are likely the future of finance.</p><p>“We do think that most industries will have to come along and start expanding acceptable payments beyond fiat currencies,” explains Klee in a recent <a href="https://bitcoinist.com/cheapair-ceo-drop-coinbase-interview/">interview</a>. “It’s not surprising that smaller, more nimble companies like ours can sometimes get out in front of legacy companies — the complicated infrastructure challenges make it tough to make this kind of leap early.”</p><p>Klee also hinted that while the company hasn’t made a firm decision just yet, they would be open to Lightning Network payments if customers showed interest.</p><p>“We certainly wouldn’t rule it out [Lightning Network] in the future, especially if our customers tell us it’s something they would like to see us accept,” he mentions.</p><p>At the time of writing, representatives of CheapAir had not responded to <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i><i>’s</i> request for comment.</p><p><br/></p></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=5plfifgNCyY:s9_NhYhfMDI:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=5plfifgNCyY:s9_NhYhfMDI:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BitcoinMagazine/~4/5plfifgNCyY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Bitcoin Payments Nick Marinoff Digital Currency Group CEO Says Bitcoin Has “Hit The Bottom for The Year” https://cointelegraph.com/news/digital-currency-group-ceo-says-bitcoin-has-hit-the-bottom-for-the-year CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:557e68d7-5854-f707-09e9-616efe211c5d Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:16:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9kYzBkZTA4ODFmMzkyNzk0YTdmYjg3OWFhNmMzMjA5MC5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Digital Currency Group’s CEO said that he put “some money into Bitcoin last week,” believes that BTC has “hit the bottom for the year”</p> Bitcoin Bloomberg Cryptocurrencies Blockchain Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash https://www.ccn.com/canadas-only-actively-managed-cryptocurrency-fund-now-91-in-cash/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:a71e178d-46c7-92a8-cd80-70407a9241cf Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:03:06 -0400 <p>Canada’s only actively-managed cryptocurrency fund is currently holding approximately 91 percent of its assets in cash, a position it says it has taken based on uncertainty about the near-term trajectory of the market. Writing in a biweekly report published on Facebook, the Quebec-based Rivemont Crypto Fund revealed that, as of July 13, 90.9 percent of</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/canadas-only-actively-managed-cryptocurrency-fund-now-91-in-cash/">Canada’s Only Actively-Managed Cryptocurrency Fund Now 91% in Cash</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin & Blockchain Investments News canada quebec Rivemont Crypto Fund Josiah Wilmoth Nervos Network Blockchain Startup Secures $28 Mln From Sequoia China, Polychain Capital https://cointelegraph.com/news/nervos-network-blockchain-startup-secures-28-mln-from-sequoia-china-polychain-capital CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:a10a4048-815e-b1e1-e39c-490f6169ecca Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:29:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy8yZGZmZmI2MmExMTIwNjhhMDJiZTQ4MmMwODFjYTFlYi5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Blockchain startup Nervos Network has secured $28 million to develop its blockchain applications from a group of companies including Sequoia China and Polychain Capital</p> Blockchain China Investments Startups Cointelegraph By Ana Alexandre Bitcoin Trading Volume Is Up 100% From Its Recent Low https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-trading-volume-is-up-100-from-its-recent-low/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:1da4ab99-599b-129c-10cf-87871cfaa54c Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:05:44 -0400 Bulls are back with a vengeance as shown by a 100 percent increase in trading volume from just four days ago. Markets Exchanges Other Public Protocols Bitcoin Ethereum Markets News Prices Sam Ouimet Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Monero for Charity https://www.ccn.com/change-org-launches-screensaver-that-mines-monero-for-charity/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:3cf0ec9d-86fe-32dd-c45e-557d730f4473 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:03:03 -0400 <p>Popular social petition platform Change.org is asking its supporters to install a screensaver that will mine monero on behalf of the for-profit organization&#8217;s charitable foundation. Change.org Asks Supporters to Mine Monero for Charity Dubbed &#8220;The Mining Screensaver,&#8221; the tool activates whenever a user steps away from his or her computer for a set period of</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/change-org-launches-screensaver-that-mines-monero-for-charity/">Change.org Launches Screensaver That Mines Monero for Charity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Altcoin Mining Altcoin News News Change.org Coinhive monero Josiah Wilmoth US Congressman Calls for Ban on Crypto Buying and Mining https://www.coindesk.com/u-s-congressman-calls-for-national-ban-on-crypto-ownership/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:d8976ae7-aa24-3d59-84cb-10c05c0f0c6b Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:35:39 -0400 A U.S. congressman called for banning all U.S. residents from buying or mining cryptocurrencies during a hearing Wednesday. Regulation News Legal Subfeatured US Congress Financial Services CBDC Cryptocurrencies hearing Christine Kim U.S. Congress Strikes Positive Tone on Cryptocurrency in Latest Hearing https://www.ccn.com/u-s-congress-strikes-positive-tone-on-cryptocurrency-in-latest-hearing/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:b01ea7d0-a82b-e2fa-7b7b-73e09a1965f9 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:05:21 -0400 <p>A congressional hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture today struck a positive tone towards the impact that cryptocurrency and digital assets can have for the economy and processes. The hearing included academics, engineers, and entrepreneurs in the cryptocurrency industry. They included: Mr. Joshua Fairfield, William Donald Bain Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/u-s-congress-strikes-positive-tone-on-cryptocurrency-in-latest-hearing/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/u-s-congress-strikes-positive-tone-on-cryptocurrency-in-latest-hearing/">U.S. Congress Strikes Positive Tone on Cryptocurrency in Latest Hearing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> News Regulation Amber Baldet CFTC congress Michael Conaway sec Jack Mathis French Startup Offers Idle Servers Part-Time Job to Power Ethereum DApps https://cointelegraph.com/news/french-startup-offers-idle-servers-part-time-job-to-power-ethereum-dapps CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:e7d2868c-856b-699e-f4ce-d807fd2e98f0 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:40:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9kMjM5ZDU1ODhiMWJkMWVlOGJmN2E0OWZmZmQzMjdjMi5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Idle servers can earn money for their owners in their spare time, powering Ethereum DApps #SPONSORED</p> Blockchain DApps SONM Golem Cointelegraph By Sergi de Cornudella Bitcoin Not a Real Currency, Risky for ‘Unsophisticated Investors’: Fed Chair Powell https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-not-a-real-currency-risky-for-unsophisticated-investors-fed-chair-powell/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:dddc5fea-0050-b6c0-ac0f-ac2db3d880fc Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:08:56 -0400 <p>The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve warned Congress that bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are dangerous to “unsophisticated investors” and should not be considered real currencies. Fed Chair Powell Criticizes Cryptocurrencies Jerome Powell, who became Fed chair in February, succeeding fellow cryptocurrency critic Janet Yellen, said on Capitol Hill that &#8220;relatively unsophisticated investors see the &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-not-a-real-currency-risky-for-unsophisticated-investors-fed-chair-powell/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/bitcoin-not-a-real-currency-risky-for-unsophisticated-investors-fed-chair-powell/">Bitcoin Not a Real Currency, Risky for ‘Unsophisticated Investors’: Fed Chair Powell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Bitcoin Opinion News Regulation congress federal reserve Janet Yellen Jerome Powell Josiah Wilmoth Line’s Cryptocurrency Exchange BITBOX Is Now Open for Business https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/lines-cryptocurrency-exchange-bitbox-now-open-business/#1531942713 Bitcoin Magazine urn:uuid:82282b38-acb8-ae52-754c-acdbcb604eeb Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:38:33 -0400 <img alt="bitbox" height="463" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/bitbox.width-800.jpg" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange <a data-original-title="" href="https://www.bitbox.me/">BITBOX</a>, which is also a division of Japanese internet giant <a href="https://linecorp.com/en/">Line Corporation</a><a data-original-title="" href="https://linecorp.com/en/"></a>, is now up and running. Operations began on July 16, 2018, and services are available in roughly 15 different languages to traders of every country except Japan and the U.S. Investors can now access markets for up to 30 separate digital currencies including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin.<br/></p><p>BITBOX’s Product Manager Edward Lee spoke with <i>Bitcoin Magazine </i>regarding the launch. In the interview, he indicated that it’s always been Line Corporation’s goal to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, especially as digital currency has headed further into mainstream territory. </p><p>“The launch of BITBOX is part of our long-term strategy to become a leader in fintech services, and it shows our commitment to fulfilling the growing demand for more diverse financial options,” he claims. “We are trying to provide a user-friendly service for those who may have felt intimidated by the world of cryptocurrency. With BITBOX, Line users will be able to access cryptocurrencies more easily, while also being assured of state-of-the-art security measures to protect their assets. In addition, we also plan to develop a mobile version of social features for BITBOX.” </p><p>The platform is offering various perks and rewards for customers who register early. For example, the first 2 million entrants will receive $10 USD which can be used toward crypto purchases on the exchange. In addition, customers will be exempt from all trading fees during the first month of operation. After that, these fees will be relatively low at 0.1 percent. </p><p>Lee says BITBOX differs greatly from other digital exchanges in the awards and security features it offers. “BITBOX was established by a publicly traded company, Line, which has a proven track record as a successful, global messaging platform,” he states. “This brings credibility to BITBOX as a cryptocurrency exchange, something many of the other players lack.” </p><p>He continued on to say, “BITBOX also brings Line’s rich insights into UI and UX design to the exchange platform, enabling us to create an intuitive layout that is easier to use, and like Line, BITBOX is absolutely committed to protecting user data. We will provide comprehensive security measures, including integrating the multi-signature technology offered by BitGo, the market leader in institutional-grade cryptocurrency security. Our users’ assets will also be protected by insurance, further safeguarding them in case any incidents occur.” </p><p>BitGo is unique in that it’s multi-signature, three-key management software removes any single point of failure, and its advanced security configurations ensure assets remain safe as they move in and out of wallets. </p><p>To further insulate funds, Lee says that up to 90 percent of users’ assets will be held in cold storage and that BITBOX is adopting a 24-hour surveillance system. This system is attached to Line’s messaging app, which will notify both users and executives should a hack occur. BITBOX will also monitor any irregular trades or attempts to manipulate prices.</p><p>In addition, Lee claimed that BITBOX’s coin and token selection process is selective, as it will only list new cryptocurrencies after they pass a thorough vetting process. </p><p>“All tokens added to the exchange must also go through a very rigorous evaluation process by BITBOX’s listing committee,” Lee concludes.</p><p><br/></p></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <img alt="bitbox" height="463" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/bitbox.width-800.jpg" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange <a data-original-title="" href="https://www.bitbox.me/">BITBOX</a>, which is also a division of Japanese internet giant <a href="https://linecorp.com/en/">Line Corporation</a><a data-original-title="" href="https://linecorp.com/en/"></a>, is now up and running. Operations began on July 16, 2018, and services are available in roughly 15 different languages to traders of every country except Japan and the U.S. Investors can now access markets for up to 30 separate digital currencies including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin.<br/></p><p>BITBOX’s Product Manager Edward Lee spoke with <i>Bitcoin Magazine </i>regarding the launch. In the interview, he indicated that it’s always been Line Corporation’s goal to launch a cryptocurrency exchange, especially as digital currency has headed further into mainstream territory. </p><p>“The launch of BITBOX is part of our long-term strategy to become a leader in fintech services, and it shows our commitment to fulfilling the growing demand for more diverse financial options,” he claims. “We are trying to provide a user-friendly service for those who may have felt intimidated by the world of cryptocurrency. With BITBOX, Line users will be able to access cryptocurrencies more easily, while also being assured of state-of-the-art security measures to protect their assets. In addition, we also plan to develop a mobile version of social features for BITBOX.” </p><p>The platform is offering various perks and rewards for customers who register early. For example, the first 2 million entrants will receive $10 USD which can be used toward crypto purchases on the exchange. In addition, customers will be exempt from all trading fees during the first month of operation. After that, these fees will be relatively low at 0.1 percent. </p><p>Lee says BITBOX differs greatly from other digital exchanges in the awards and security features it offers. “BITBOX was established by a publicly traded company, Line, which has a proven track record as a successful, global messaging platform,” he states. “This brings credibility to BITBOX as a cryptocurrency exchange, something many of the other players lack.” </p><p>He continued on to say, “BITBOX also brings Line’s rich insights into UI and UX design to the exchange platform, enabling us to create an intuitive layout that is easier to use, and like Line, BITBOX is absolutely committed to protecting user data. We will provide comprehensive security measures, including integrating the multi-signature technology offered by BitGo, the market leader in institutional-grade cryptocurrency security. Our users’ assets will also be protected by insurance, further safeguarding them in case any incidents occur.” </p><p>BitGo is unique in that it’s multi-signature, three-key management software removes any single point of failure, and its advanced security configurations ensure assets remain safe as they move in and out of wallets. </p><p>To further insulate funds, Lee says that up to 90 percent of users’ assets will be held in cold storage and that BITBOX is adopting a 24-hour surveillance system. This system is attached to Line’s messaging app, which will notify both users and executives should a hack occur. BITBOX will also monitor any irregular trades or attempts to manipulate prices.</p><p>In addition, Lee claimed that BITBOX’s coin and token selection process is selective, as it will only list new cryptocurrencies after they pass a thorough vetting process. </p><p>“All tokens added to the exchange must also go through a very rigorous evaluation process by BITBOX’s listing committee,” Lee concludes.</p><p><br/></p></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=mMVsZrblSy0:LG8AQLOErlQ:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=mMVsZrblSy0:LG8AQLOErlQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BitcoinMagazine/~4/mMVsZrblSy0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Bitcoin Adoption & community Nick Marinoff Coinfloor Turns to Trading Technologies to Monitor Market Manipulation https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/coinfloor-turns-trading-technologies-monitor-market-manipulation/#1531941851 Bitcoin Magazine urn:uuid:e5a6f150-96b8-8165-ac3b-3cd7c894f725 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:24:11 -0400 <img alt="Coinfloortt" height="463" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/coinfloortt.width-800.jpg" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><a href="https://www.coinfloor.co.uk/">Coinfloor</a>, a cryptocurrency exchange that operates multiple subsidiary exchanges, is joining hands with <a href="https://www.tradingtechnologies.com/">Trading Technologies International, Inc.</a>, a leading trading software provider. The organization will utilize the software company’s TT Score machine-learning technology so executives can examine and monitor suspicious activity occurring on their exchanges.<br/></p><p>Speaking with <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i>, Morgan Trinkaus, product manager at Trading Technologies, explains that manipulation usually occurs in every market but that the cryptocurrency industry is particularly vulnerable as it is less mature. </p><p>“The larger percentage of inexperienced retail traders [and] the higher level of perceived anonymity and uncertainty in the regulatory landscape may make it an attractive place for bad actors to employ malicious strategies,” he comments. “If you look at the reporting of actionable matters that come from the regulators of established markets, and not just the ones that make headlines, you can see that manipulation continues to be an issue in just about every market, and there is little evidence that crypto is any different.” </p><p>The partnership marks the first viable adoption of machine-learning technology for market surveillance by a cryptocurrency trading venue. It’s also the first time TT Score is being implemented by a digital exchange. Coinfloor will implement the software into its flagship exchange and each of its subsidiaries, Coinfloor Exchange UK, Coinfloor Exchange Gibraltar and CoinfloorEX. </p><p>Trinkaus explains that machine-learning can be used to catch activity ranging from spoofing to layering to vacuuming, along with a host of other variants that disrupt trading using non-bonafide orders. </p><p>“Uniquely, [machine-learning] can adapt over time, as it is trained on the latest variants of abusive trading,” he states. “We score trading activity on a scale of 0-100 (with 100 being the activity that is most likely to draw regulatory attention), and we use these scores to create color-coded visualizations of all the trading within a given entity. These visuals allow for the quick identification of problems before any trading activity is even reviewed by the user.” </p><p>The TT Score system will be online by early August 2018, and it is designed to give professional-level traders direct (and safe) access to the global market. Customizable tools are also available to accommodate virtually any trading style, from manual point-and-click trading to low double-digit microsecond automated order entries. </p><p>Trading Technologies’ Vice President of Cryptocurrencies Michael Unetich also provided us with his commentary on the growth and security of the market. He believes that, the more manipulative behavior can be monitored and stopped, the less vulnerable cryptocurrencies will be to price swings.</p><p>“Bitcoin volatility is already significantly reduced from Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, but we do agree that the more tools that are out there to monitor behavior, the lower day-to-day volatility will be,” he affirms. “Different sets of crypto assets will show different types of volatility. For example, bitcoin may move like a slightly more volatile currency or metal, and utility and securities tokens may have volatility levels similar with small-cap stocks.”</p><p>In the end, however, Unetich believes that the only way for volatility to disappear completely is for traders to have full faith in their markets.</p><p>“For strong price appreciation to occur in crypto, people must be able to trust the marketplace,” he explains. “Once it is mature and trusted, we believe investors will consider it a legitimate asset class. Exchanges have the important job of making sure their marketplaces are fair, transparent and free of manipulation. Traders and investors alike should applaud the use of surveillance software by cryptocurrency exchanges.”</p><p><br/></p></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <img alt="Coinfloortt" height="463" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/coinfloortt.width-800.jpg" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p><a href="https://www.coinfloor.co.uk/">Coinfloor</a>, a cryptocurrency exchange that operates multiple subsidiary exchanges, is joining hands with <a href="https://www.tradingtechnologies.com/">Trading Technologies International, Inc.</a>, a leading trading software provider. The organization will utilize the software company’s TT Score machine-learning technology so executives can examine and monitor suspicious activity occurring on their exchanges.<br/></p><p>Speaking with <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i>, Morgan Trinkaus, product manager at Trading Technologies, explains that manipulation usually occurs in every market but that the cryptocurrency industry is particularly vulnerable as it is less mature. </p><p>“The larger percentage of inexperienced retail traders [and] the higher level of perceived anonymity and uncertainty in the regulatory landscape may make it an attractive place for bad actors to employ malicious strategies,” he comments. “If you look at the reporting of actionable matters that come from the regulators of established markets, and not just the ones that make headlines, you can see that manipulation continues to be an issue in just about every market, and there is little evidence that crypto is any different.” </p><p>The partnership marks the first viable adoption of machine-learning technology for market surveillance by a cryptocurrency trading venue. It’s also the first time TT Score is being implemented by a digital exchange. Coinfloor will implement the software into its flagship exchange and each of its subsidiaries, Coinfloor Exchange UK, Coinfloor Exchange Gibraltar and CoinfloorEX. </p><p>Trinkaus explains that machine-learning can be used to catch activity ranging from spoofing to layering to vacuuming, along with a host of other variants that disrupt trading using non-bonafide orders. </p><p>“Uniquely, [machine-learning] can adapt over time, as it is trained on the latest variants of abusive trading,” he states. “We score trading activity on a scale of 0-100 (with 100 being the activity that is most likely to draw regulatory attention), and we use these scores to create color-coded visualizations of all the trading within a given entity. These visuals allow for the quick identification of problems before any trading activity is even reviewed by the user.” </p><p>The TT Score system will be online by early August 2018, and it is designed to give professional-level traders direct (and safe) access to the global market. Customizable tools are also available to accommodate virtually any trading style, from manual point-and-click trading to low double-digit microsecond automated order entries. </p><p>Trading Technologies’ Vice President of Cryptocurrencies Michael Unetich also provided us with his commentary on the growth and security of the market. He believes that, the more manipulative behavior can be monitored and stopped, the less vulnerable cryptocurrencies will be to price swings.</p><p>“Bitcoin volatility is already significantly reduced from Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, but we do agree that the more tools that are out there to monitor behavior, the lower day-to-day volatility will be,” he affirms. “Different sets of crypto assets will show different types of volatility. For example, bitcoin may move like a slightly more volatile currency or metal, and utility and securities tokens may have volatility levels similar with small-cap stocks.”</p><p>In the end, however, Unetich believes that the only way for volatility to disappear completely is for traders to have full faith in their markets.</p><p>“For strong price appreciation to occur in crypto, people must be able to trust the marketplace,” he explains. “Once it is mature and trusted, we believe investors will consider it a legitimate asset class. Exchanges have the important job of making sure their marketplaces are fair, transparent and free of manipulation. Traders and investors alike should applaud the use of surveillance software by cryptocurrency exchanges.”</p><p><br/></p></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=NBd0lHNQgbc:fehaQoqXZ7w:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=NBd0lHNQgbc:fehaQoqXZ7w:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BitcoinMagazine/~4/NBd0lHNQgbc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Bitcoin Investing Nick Marinoff Fed Chair: Cryptocurrencies Are 'Great' For Money Laundering https://www.coindesk.com/fed-chair-cryptocurrencies-are-great-for-money-laundering/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:a1f17ca9-ad3b-c7cd-53a7-ca3f2ac91c6d Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:20:31 -0400 The Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell criticized cryptocurrencies during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Merchants News Central Banking Business News Federal Reserve Cryptocurrency Jerome Powell Madeline Meng Shi Crypto Presents a Challenge Beyond Hard and Fast Asset Classifications, Say Speakers at US House Committee Hearing https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-presents-a-challenge-beyond-hard-and-fast-asset-classifications-say-speakers-at-us-house-committee-hearing CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:6dd498be-7b2a-6018-6d3b-5b6c35de8d74 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:31:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9lMWVlYjZkZGM4ZTQwODQ1OGY4NDNiNDUzMTM4ZmRhOS5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Witnesses at the a hearing before the U.S. House of Agriculture Committee today argued that digital assets require an agile regulatory approach because of their mutability</p> Altcoin USA Cryptocurrencies SEC CFTC Russia Goldman Sachs Andreessen Horowitz Ethereum Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet US House Hearing: Crypto Presents a Challenge Beyond Hard and Fast Asset Classifications https://cointelegraph.com/news/crypto-presents-a-challenge-beyond-hard-and-fast-asset-classifications-say-speakers-at-us-house-committee-hearing CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:61350737-d222-5fa8-f05f-33b14bc40ffb Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:31:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9lMWVlYjZkZGM4ZTQwODQ1OGY4NDNiNDUzMTM4ZmRhOS5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Witnesses at the a hearing before the U.S. House of Agriculture Committee today argued that digital assets require an agile regulatory approach because of their mutability</p> Altcoin USA Cryptocurrencies SEC CFTC Russia Goldman Sachs Andreessen Horowitz Ethereum Cointelegraph By Marie Huillet Citadel CEO Says Bitcoin Is Still a ‘Head Scratcher,’ Tells Young Generation to Stay Away https://cointelegraph.com/news/citadel-ceo-says-bitcoin-is-still-a-head-scratcher-tells-young-generation-to-stay-away CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:56ea14bb-d830-366f-bce3-685c3af43b6a Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:10:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9hNWFjMWQzYmRiZTk1NmVlZjdiZDVkNWQwZTkzNmIyYy5qcGc=.jpg"><p>Citadel CEO said he wishes the new generation would “do something more productive” than investing in crypto, calling it useless</p> Bitcoin Cryptocurrencies Investments Wall Street Cointelegraph By Helen Partz Is India About To Reverse Its Crypto Trade Ban? https://cointelegraph.com/news/is-india-about-to-reverse-its-crypto-trade-ban CoinTelegraph.Com News urn:uuid:e2b26080-f64a-3794-d951-44595dea9216 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:05:00 -0400 <img src="https://images.cointelegraph.com/images/528_aHR0cHM6Ly9zMy5jb2ludGVsZWdyYXBoLmNvbS9zdG9yYWdlL3VwbG9hZHMvdmlldy9lYTgyN2YwZjQ5Nzk2N2Y4NDZmYWJjMDM1ZWEwMjU0NC5qcGc=.jpg"><p>India might drop its crypto ban by the end of the week — on July 20, the Supreme Court will review the controversial measure</p> Bitcoin Regulation India Banks Cointelegraph By Stephen O&#x27;Neal CFTC Official to Congress: Don't Be 'Hasty' With Crypto Rules https://www.coindesk.com/cftc-official-to-congress-dont-be-hasty-with-crypto-rules/ CoinDesk urn:uuid:2aa1c8b9-a662-a552-24c5-ec9a0638e158 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:26:52 -0400 LabCFTC director Daniel Gorfine advocated for thoughtful regulation of the cryptocurrency space in Congressional testimony Wednesday. Use Cases & Verticals Regulation News Legal Central Banking Business News CFTC Andreessen Horowitz Congress House of Representatives Amber Baldet hearing Gary Gensler LabCFTC Scott Kupor Daniel Gorfine Nikhilesh De Stellar (XLM) Skyrockets 30% to Reach 2 Month-High https://www.ccn.com/stellar-xlm-skyrockets-30-to-reach-2-month-high/ CCN: Financial Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency News » News urn:uuid:121348f0-9b1e-4455-3b21-9deb02fd5828 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:21:00 -0400 <p>Stellar Lumens surged to the top of the cryptocurrency gainers on Wednesday as the price soared to a two-month high of around $0.31 at press time. At 18:00CET on Binance the price was $0.30 with turnover exceeding the $24 million mark – a clear indicator that there was huge interest in the coin from investors. &#8230; <a href="https://www.ccn.com/stellar-xlm-skyrockets-30-to-reach-2-month-high/">Continued</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com/stellar-xlm-skyrockets-30-to-reach-2-month-high/">Stellar (XLM) Skyrockets 30% to Reach 2 Month-High</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ccn.com">CCN</a></p> Altcoin News News Trading coinbase IBM Stellar stellar price Gerald Fenech HTC Says Blockchain Phone Exodus Will Be Released Later This Year https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/htc-says-blockchain-phone-exodus-will-be-released-later-year/#1531932466 Bitcoin Magazine urn:uuid:f9ce5e8c-2a57-c961-f320-d9d0597515a5 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:47:46 -0400 <img alt="HTCExodus" height="463" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/htc.width-800.jpg" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Computer manufacturing company HTC says it is on the verge of releasing its upcoming blockchain phone, Exodus, which was <a data-original-title="" href="https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2018/07/13/htcs-blockchain-phone-exodus-coming-this-fall/">first announced</a> in May of 2018.<br/></p><p>Chief crypto officer at HTC Phil Chen leads the company’s blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives. Speaking with <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i>, he commented that the phone should be available to digital currency enthusiasts by the end of the year and that the primary focus amongst developers is building wallets into the phones.</p><p>“There are 30 million wallets out there,” he comments. ”We are also supporting non-fungible tokens (NTFs) which we think is an approachable DApp for the masses to be able to engage in collectibles, blockchain gaming and unique digital items. We believe in the potential of NTFs to unlock the power of digital creatives. It’s the first time where creatives are empowered to create unique digital items of value.”</p><p>Chen first approached HTC executives with the idea of a blockchain-based phone in 2015 after keeping a close eye on Ethereum’s progress. By the end of that year, bitcoin prices were also beginning to show signs of life, and the notion of a blockchain phone with built-in crypto wallet software became more attractive.</p><p>“I was previously a venture capitalist getting exposure to many crypto projects, so I seeded the idea to HTC,” he mentioned. A strategy for building the phone was produced in 2016 and construction began in early 2018.</p><p>We asked about the security and storage capabilities the wallet would likely hold, though Chen said he was unable to disclose further information on that at press time. He also estimates the product will cost around $1,000 — roughly the same price as Sirin Labs’ blockchain phone Finney, though he insinuated this will be the only similarity between both prototypes.</p><p>“We focus on what we need to do right for the community and for this industry to be more accessible to the masses, not on what others are doing,” he stated. “Since 2008, HTC has shipped over 100 million smartphone devices. We launched the world’s first Android smartphone and brought the best smartphone experience to the masses. This time, we’re devoting our passion and expertise to empower true decentralization with an end-consumer and ecosystem first approach. I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, messaging, etc.) without the need for central authorities.” </p><p>Developers are now working to enhance the phone’s technology for future models so users can easily mine crypto. The technology will also support gaming, which Chen believes could bring a whole new wave of cryptocurrency enthusiasts to the table. </p><p>Despite the company’s growing ambitions, some are critical of HTC, claiming its goals aren’t realistic. Will Stofega — <a data-original-title="" href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/10/17548104/htc-exodus-blockchain-powered-smartphone">program director at IDC for</a> mobile and drones — mentions, “It seems to me that they’re almost grabbing things that aren’t really there. Blockchain doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. With the Exodus, [Chen] is hoping he’ll get people to be each node, as each Exodus device will form one node in the blockchain. The problem is, does anyone want to be in that chain?” </p><p>Stofega also claims the company can’t seem to decide who they want to market the phone to: hardcore crypto-enthusiasts or the standard public, and Exodus may encounter selling problems as the smartphone industry is dominated by major players like Apple and Samsung. </p><p>However, he does comment that a blockchain-based phone could pay off in the sense that it hasn’t really been done before, and HTC is one of the first to latch onto it.</p><p>At press time, representatives at HTC had not responded to<i> Bitcoin Magazine’s</i> request for comment regarding Stofega’s remarks.</p><p>Lately, a dark cloud has hovered over HTC. The company recently laid off over 1,500 workers in Taiwan to remain profitable. Sales are down roughly 68 percent, and<a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/10/17548104/htc-exodus-blockchain-powered-smartphone"> </a>product shipments have fallen to 630,000 from about 2 million in early 2017. The company’s latest product, the U12 Plus smartphone, has also received negative reviews, largely due to ongoing software bugs.</p><br/></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <img alt="HTCExodus" height="463" src="https://fs.bitcoinmagazine.com/img/images/htc.width-800.jpg" width="800"> <br/> <div class="block-paragraph"><div class="rich-text"><p>Computer manufacturing company HTC says it is on the verge of releasing its upcoming blockchain phone, Exodus, which was <a data-original-title="" href="https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2018/07/13/htcs-blockchain-phone-exodus-coming-this-fall/">first announced</a> in May of 2018.<br/></p><p>Chief crypto officer at HTC Phil Chen leads the company’s blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives. Speaking with <i>Bitcoin Magazine</i>, he commented that the phone should be available to digital currency enthusiasts by the end of the year and that the primary focus amongst developers is building wallets into the phones.</p><p>“There are 30 million wallets out there,” he comments. ”We are also supporting non-fungible tokens (NTFs) which we think is an approachable DApp for the masses to be able to engage in collectibles, blockchain gaming and unique digital items. We believe in the potential of NTFs to unlock the power of digital creatives. It’s the first time where creatives are empowered to create unique digital items of value.”</p><p>Chen first approached HTC executives with the idea of a blockchain-based phone in 2015 after keeping a close eye on Ethereum’s progress. By the end of that year, bitcoin prices were also beginning to show signs of life, and the notion of a blockchain phone with built-in crypto wallet software became more attractive.</p><p>“I was previously a venture capitalist getting exposure to many crypto projects, so I seeded the idea to HTC,” he mentioned. A strategy for building the phone was produced in 2016 and construction began in early 2018.</p><p>We asked about the security and storage capabilities the wallet would likely hold, though Chen said he was unable to disclose further information on that at press time. He also estimates the product will cost around $1,000 — roughly the same price as Sirin Labs’ blockchain phone Finney, though he insinuated this will be the only similarity between both prototypes.</p><p>“We focus on what we need to do right for the community and for this industry to be more accessible to the masses, not on what others are doing,” he stated. “Since 2008, HTC has shipped over 100 million smartphone devices. We launched the world’s first Android smartphone and brought the best smartphone experience to the masses. This time, we’re devoting our passion and expertise to empower true decentralization with an end-consumer and ecosystem first approach. I want to see a world where the end consumers can truly own their data (browsing history, identity, assets, wallets, emails, messaging, etc.) without the need for central authorities.” </p><p>Developers are now working to enhance the phone’s technology for future models so users can easily mine crypto. The technology will also support gaming, which Chen believes could bring a whole new wave of cryptocurrency enthusiasts to the table. </p><p>Despite the company’s growing ambitions, some are critical of HTC, claiming its goals aren’t realistic. Will Stofega — <a data-original-title="" href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/10/17548104/htc-exodus-blockchain-powered-smartphone">program director at IDC for</a> mobile and drones — mentions, “It seems to me that they’re almost grabbing things that aren’t really there. Blockchain doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. With the Exodus, [Chen] is hoping he’ll get people to be each node, as each Exodus device will form one node in the blockchain. The problem is, does anyone want to be in that chain?” </p><p>Stofega also claims the company can’t seem to decide who they want to market the phone to: hardcore crypto-enthusiasts or the standard public, and Exodus may encounter selling problems as the smartphone industry is dominated by major players like Apple and Samsung. </p><p>However, he does comment that a blockchain-based phone could pay off in the sense that it hasn’t really been done before, and HTC is one of the first to latch onto it.</p><p>At press time, representatives at HTC had not responded to<i> Bitcoin Magazine’s</i> request for comment regarding Stofega’s remarks.</p><p>Lately, a dark cloud has hovered over HTC. The company recently laid off over 1,500 workers in Taiwan to remain profitable. Sales are down roughly 68 percent, and<a href="https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/10/17548104/htc-exodus-blockchain-powered-smartphone"> </a>product shipments have fallen to 630,000 from about 2 million in early 2017. The company’s latest product, the U12 Plus smartphone, has also received negative reviews, largely due to ongoing software bugs.</p><br/></div></div> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="https://bitcoinmagazine.com">Bitcoin Magazine</a>.</em></p> <div class="feedflare"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=byreOTLLPTU:JPkBD0M-WJw:qj6IDK7rITs"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"></img></a> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?a=byreOTLLPTU:JPkBD0M-WJw:yIl2AUoC8zA"><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/BitcoinMagazine?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"></img></a> </div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/BitcoinMagazine/~4/byreOTLLPTU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> Bitcoin Adoption & community Nick Marinoff