Monthly Archives: August 2018

Bears for Crypto, Bulls for ICOs: 2018 Market Positive Statistics

Despite a change in public sentiment toward ICOs and stronger regulatory pressure, ICOs show growth and health for the space in the first half of 2018. Disclaimer: This article does not contain investment advice or recommendations. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by ICObazaar. With the first half of 2018 now past, it is poignant to look back at the last seven months of data on the Initial Coin Offering (ICO) […]

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Stablecoins Gaining Popularity in India to Minimize Central Bank’s Impact

A growing number of cryptocurrency exchanges in India are adding stablecoins such as trueusd (TUSD) and tether (USDT) to their platforms. They are part of the solutions exchanges have come up with in order to minimize the impact of the crypto banking ban imposed by the country’s central bank. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Unocoin Adds TUSD Unocoin, one of India’s largest crypto exchanges, announced on Wednesday the addition of TUSD to its crypto-to-crypto platform, Unodax. An ERC-20 token built on the Trusttoken […]

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US Government to “Aggressively Pursue” Unregulated Services Around the World

Two common complaints among crypto traders are that platforms which didn’t before are now demanding identification documents and that more venues close their doors to residents of some countries. While users naturally lash out at the companies, it is important to remember that this is often done under coercion or threat by regulators. The US government, for example, doesn’t consider itself bound by national borders in pursuing unregulated services. Also Read: The Weekly: Coinbase Increases Limits, Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract, Okex Launches Coinall The Long Arm of the […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Getting Creative With Blockchain Solutions

This week’s top stories include two feature interview: one with Kavita Gupta, founding managing partner at ConsenSys Ventures; and another with electronic dance music DJ Justin Blau (aka DJ 3BLAU) who is launching a decentralized music festival. Bitcoiners have begun moving from Twitter to a new “instance” on Mastodon, the SEC has delayed yet another ETF decision, and some of West Virginia’s overseas service members may be able to vote using a blockchain-based mobile app this November. Featured stories by Tanzeel Akhtar, Jimmy Aki, Matthew Breen and […]

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Cryptos See Widespread Green, But Total Market Cap Remains Close to 3-Month Low

Green markets are making a fresh attempt at recovery following their recent losses, with Bitcoin holding 2018 record-high dominance of total crypto market cap. August 12: Crypto markets are seeing solid gains today in a fresh attempt at recovery following recent losses. Bitcoin (BTC) dominance –– or the percentage of total crypto market cap that is Bitcoin’s –– is continuing to see a 2018 record-high percentage, at close to 50.9 percent. After the leading coin decoupled from the wider market yesterday –– holding its gains while other […]

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Malta Tops Exchange-Based Crypto Trade, Russia Leads in OTC Volume

Jurisdictions with crypto-friendly legislation or comprehensive regulations in place are leading in terms of exchange-based cryptocurrency trading. According to a new study, however, over the counter and P2P exchange is much more popular in developing nations and countries where non-cash payments are still not widely spread. Also read: Crypto Funds Number 466 Despite Trends, Uncertainty Exchange Trade vs OTC Trading The report produced by financial services provider Worldcore covers data from the months of June and July and uses statistics from a Morgan Stanley study conducted earlier […]

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Hodler’s Digest, August 5-12: You Can’t Actually Buy A Frappucino With Bitcoin, But You Can Ship More Things On Blockchain

The US DEA actually encourages people to keep using cryptocurrencies, and the WSJ releases a report exposing a variety of “pump and dump” schemes. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week US Security And Exchange Commission Postpones Bitcoin ETF Until Fall The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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Which Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet is Best for You?

The number of hardware wallets has proliferated with the number of cryptocurrencies in recent years. Today, consumers enjoy an unprecedented choice of hardware devices on which to store their bitcoin and altcoins, though market-leaders Ledger and Trezor still dominate. For anyone agonizing over the best device for their needs, the following models are worthy of consideration. Also read: Bitcoin’s Return to Innovation: Changing the World Through Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Best Portable Wallet: Coolwallet S While all of the devices featured here are small enough to be portable, only […]

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Regulations Round-Up: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies, Regulatory Clarity

In recent regulatory news, Spain’s Central bank has issued a report favoring the development of a central bank-issued digital currency (CBDC), the president of Taiwan’s central bank has advocated caution regarding CBDCs, the Blockchain Research Institute has published a summary of recent roundtable discussions calling for great regulatory clarity, and a Russian court has a warned a publishing company for breaching advertising legislation with an ad pertaining to cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Brazil’s Pro Bitcoin Presidential Candidate: É Boa Pra Caramba! Spanish Central Bank Report Favors Central Bank-Issued Digital […]

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The Weekly: Coinbase Increases Limits, Shapeshift Acquires Bitfract, Okex Launches Coinall

In this week’s daily editions of Bitcoin in Brief we reported about Coinbase increasing trading limits, Shapeshift acquiring Bitfract, Okex launching a white label platform called Coinall, and much more. The most commented-on article during the week covered the ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ author, Robert Kiyosaki, which came out in favor of cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Opera Browser Opens Its Built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet to Desktop Users New Education Centers A number of new academic education centers around the world devoted to the research of the technology behind cryptocurrency […]

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