Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ripple CEO Compares Bitcoin to Napster, Says BTC’s Influence on Market Could Lessen

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse refers to Bitcoin as a possible “Napster of digital currency,” thinks the coin’s influence will lessen in the future. Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple (XRP), thinks that Bitcoin’s (BTC) influence on cryptocurrency market prices will eventually decrease, CNBC reported yesterday, May 30. Garlinghouse, referring to cryptocurrency as a “nascent industry,” told reporters that “over time, you’ll see a more rational market and behaviors that reflect that,” adding: “There’s gonna be a bit of a correction along the way here where a lot of […]

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Stock Exchange Deutsche Börse to Spend $315 mln on New Tech, Including Blockchain

German securities trading marketplace Deutsche Börse has announced plans for around $315 mln of spending on new technologies, including blockchain. German securities marketplace and stock exchange Deutsche Börse will be spending 270 mln euro (around $315 mln) on new tech investments including blockchain, Finextra reported yesterday, May 30. The spending plan, part of the company’s 2020 roadmap which will involve 350 job cuts, will also include big data analytics, cloud, computing, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Deutsche Börse, the ninth largest exchange in the world, notes that the […]

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Apple Sides with Russian Govt, Restricts Telegram, Claims Pavel Durov

If there’s a sacred line the crypto community insists shouldn’t be crossed, it’s Thou Shalt Never Cooperate with Government Prohibitions. Apple Inc., the world’s most valuable company, appears to have ventured into such territory, according to Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov. He claims the maker of iPhone, iPad, and other iconic hardware, is purposefully restricting Telegram’s program updates on Apple’s latest operating system rollout in an effort to appease Russian authorities.   Also read: Philippines’ Crypto Wallet Reaches 5 Million Users, Adds More Coins Apple Inc. Sides with […]

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Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Announces New Project and Research Collaboration

BitGive — the globe’s first bitcoin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit — has joined hands with the University of Edinburgh to research and examine the effects of digital currencies on both national and international charities. Both organizations are seeking to develop a stronger, more organized system for allowing charities to accept virtual currency donations. BitGive previously made headlines in October 2017 when it launched its new GiveTrack platform, which uses blockchain technology to clarify and record digital asset donations to global charities. Individuals can trace their funds in real time, […]

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Op Ed: Five Things Blockchain Firms Need to Know About the GDPR

This guest post by Laura E. Jehl was co-written by Robert A. Musiala Jr. and Stephanie Malaska of BakerHostetler. Views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of BakerHostetler or its clients . This year, we’re witnessing the convergence, and perhaps the collision, of two powerful new forces in data privacy: the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the emergence of blockchain-based privacy solutions. As blockchain technology firms continue to build new solutions, here are five key takeaways they should keep in […]

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Japanese Internet Giant GMO to Launch In-Game Bitcoin Rewards System This Summer

Online gamers will soon be eligible to receive in-game rewards in Bitcoin, as Japan’s GMO plans new platform release for August. Japanese internet services giant GMO Internet Inc. announced it would debut its Bitcoin-based application for in-game rewards in August, Cointelegraph Japan reports May 31. The application, called CryptoChips, acts as a method of rewarding players for achieving certain goals, and will initially launch solely with Bitcoin support. CryptoChips will reportedly first be implemented in GMO-developed real-time battle game Whimsical War. “GMO Internet […] has developed ‘CryptoChips […]

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Tenth Largest Crypto TRON to Leave Ethereum, Launches Beta Version of Own Blockchain

TRON has launched a beta version of its independent MainNet, beginning the token’s transition away from the Ethereum blockchain. Altcoin TRON (TRX) launched a beta version of its independent public blockchain at 12 am UTC, today May 31, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Tron is currently the tenth largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. The move to Tron’s MainNet – also dubbed Odyssey 2.0 – is part of a transition away from the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain, which currently underpins the cryptocurrency’s network. According to the […]

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Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report Shows Interest in Crypto ‘Exploding’

The newly released Internet Trends report, compiled each year by venture capitalist Mary Meeker, puts a Bitcoin course as a top class at Princeton. Former Wall Street analyst Mary Meeker’s well-known annual Internet Trends report for 2018, published May 30, shows interest in cryptocurrency “exploding” since January of last year. The report also highlights that a course on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency technologies made it into the top 10 most popular university classes in 2017. According to the report, “Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Technologies” was one of the […]

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Bittrex Launches USD Fiat Trading

Bittrex has finally introduced fiat currency support. The US exchange, which was established in 2013, subsisted with tether as its USD surrogate until recently, before adding another stablecoin, TrueUSD, a couple of months ago. Around the same time, its CEO Bill Shihara revealed that the platform would be adding USD pairs and today they went live for corporate clients. Also read: Weiss Ratings Publishes Complete List of 93 Cryptocurrency Ratings More Fiat, Less Tether Bittrex, along with exchanges such as Binance and Upbit, has been gradually weaning itself […]

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PR: MoneyToken to Give out Loans in Stablecoin from Goldman Sachs-Backed Circle

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Following the announcement that Circle, a fintech startup backed by Goldman Sachs, plans to launch a stablecoin pegged to the U.S. dollar, the blockchain-based ecosystem MoneyToken has confirmed the listing of the stablecoin, Circle USDC, on its lending platform and decentralized exchange. […]

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