Monthly Archives: June 2018

EU’s European Blockchain Observatory and Forum to Host Blockchain AMA

The European Union (EU) has announced that it will host an online Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on June 18, 2018, at 6 p.m. CEST. The event, organized and hosted by the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum of the EU, will last for 90 minutes and cover blockchain technologies with in-depth explanations, interactive discussions with panelists and public questions answered live. The European Blockchain Observatory and Forum was created as a European Parliament pilot project with a mission to accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain […]

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Proposed Regulations Could Cause Major Shifts in Canadian Crypto Businesses

Canada’s government has released draft regulations for “virtual currencies” with a consultation period of 90 days, saying that proposed regulatory changes could mean a loss of $60 million over 10 years for businesses that deal in cryptocurrencies but will improve Canada’s international reputation and make it easier for crypto businesses to deal overseas. The Canadian crypto business community is still assessing the new proposed regulations but a number of experts have told Bitcoin Magazine that the impact on the community will be “massive” and “significant” and may […]

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Coinbase Cryptocurrency Index Fund Now Open For Investment

Coinbase has opened up its index fund for accredited US investors, giving them exposure to all cryptocurrencies listed on its exchange GDAX. The company is now working on “launching more funds which are accessible to all investors and cover a broader range of digital assets.” Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Coinbase Index Fund Launched Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency companies, announced on Tuesday, June 12, that Coinbase Index Fund is now open for investment. The San Francisco-based company first unveiled this fund on […]

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Google Trends: Bitcoin in Its Dark Hours Still More Popular Than Beyonce

As crypto markets tumble and Google searches wane, Bitcoin’s internet search popularity is still outstripping that of megastar Beyonce. Google searches for Bitcoin have reportedly declined 75 percent through 2018, yet the leading cryptocurrency is still outstripping the famous pop-star Beyonce on Google Trends, CNBC reported Tuesday, June 12th. Bitcoin analyst Brian Kelly told CNBC’s ‘Futures Now’ that only during her Coachella music festival performance this April did the megastar briefly eclipse Bitcoin (BTC) in terms of internet search popularity this year. Popularity of search terms “Beyonce” […]

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Crypto News Platform Aims to Provide the Most Objective Information and Evaluation for Investors

sponsored A “value discovery” platform for blockchain and digital currencies, aided by a AI algorithm, plans to help investors make the best choices whilst avoiding mistakes. A “value discovery” platform  for blockchain and cryptocurrencies, aided by a unique AI algorithm, plans to help investors make the best choices available to them in real-time, whilst avoiding dangerous mistakes. Beenews (BKBT) is based on Meta-graph Chain, a public blockchain system which includes the smart contract system. The team says that currently there are four issues for traders looking for […]

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Research: Tether, Bitfinex ‘Manipulation’ Reason Behind 2017 Bitcoin Price Highs

New research has added to claims Tether manipulated Bitcoin prices around December 2017. Tether (USDT) has once again become the source of criticism after a new study blamed it for Bitcoin price manipulation in 2017, The New York Times reports Wednesday, June 13. A paper released June 13 by John M. Griffin and Amin Shams of the University of Texas suggests that transaction patterns show Tether was “used to provide price support and manipulate cryptocurrency prices.” Half of the Bitcoin price rise in December 2017, when the […]

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E-Commerce Giant JD.com to Issue Blockchain Asset-Backed Securities

China’s blockchain experimentation continues as JD.com plans asset-backed securities issuance. Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com has released plans to issue asset-backed securities (ABSs) on the blockchain, local media reported June 13. According to China’s Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) via its media outlet Securities Times, subsidiary JD Finance will issue the ABS in conjunction with Huatai Securities and Xingye Bank. Together, the partners will asses blockchain’s potential to shore up asset security, according to JD Finance head Hao Yanshan. “…The alliance chain must meet the actual needs of all […]

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Ripple CEO: Bitcoin Controlled by Chinese, Absurd to Think it Could be Primary World Currency

Brad Garlinghouse, Ripple CEO, answered candidly during an interview about crypto’s prospects for the future. Among other criticisms, he stressed blockchain technology is mostly hype, and that bitcoin core (BTC) is controlled by Chinese miners and has no hope of being a world currency. Also read: Crypto and Virtual Reality Meet in Ken Liu’s Science Fiction Ripple CEO Bashes Bitcoin Attendees of the 2018 Stifel Cross Sector Insight Conference in Boston yesterday were probably expecting to learn more about Ripple, the world’s third most popular cryptocurrency by […]

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Bearish Crypto Markets See BTC Falling Below $6,500, ETH Down Under $500

All but two of the top 100 cryptocurrencies by market cap have fallen over the 24-hour period, with total market cap down to $274 bln as of press time. June 13: all of the top ten coins by market cap have fallen by between 9 and 14 percent over the 24-hour period, as Coinmarketcap data shows. Market visualization from Coin360 Bitcoin (BTC) has taken an over 11 percent negative hit, trading around $6,449 to press time, bringing its monthly losses to almost 25 percent. The leading cryptocurrency has […]

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Circle CEO at MoneyConf Dublin: ‘We Are at the Beginning of Tokenization of Everything’

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire spoke this morning at MoneyConf in Dublin, saying that global society is “at the beginning of a tokenization of everything.” Crypto and fintech conference MoneyConf in Dublin, Ireland continues today, June 13th, with a live-stream from Cointelegraph available to watch here. Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder & CEO of payments company Circle spoke this morning of an unprecedented “crypto-revolution,” saying that global society is “at the beginning of a tokenization of everything.” Just as the early internet transformed data and communications, blockchain is now poised […]

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