Monthly Archives: September 2018

Blockchain Browser Brave Files Adtech Complaints Against Google for User Data Practices

Privacy-oriented Brave browser has filed complaints against Google for violating E.U. regulations on user data privacy. Brave browser, developed by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, has filed privacy complaints in Ireland and Britain against Google, Reuters reported September 13. Brave is an open-source blockchain-powered browser, which blocks ads and website trackers. The browser is designed to improve online privacy by sharing less personal data with advertising customers, yet targeting web ads by analyzing anonymized user browsing behavior. The complaint reportedly states that Google and the advertising technology (adtech) […]

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BitPay CCO Predicts Altcoins to ‘Never Come Back,’ Bitcoin to ‘Rebound’ in 2019

The CCO of BitPay says altcoins will “never come back,” calling Bitcoin “the leader in the space” to rebound in 2019. The Chief Commercial Officer of global crypto payment processor BitPay said that altcoins “will never come back,” while Bitcoin (BTC) will “rebound” in 2019, in an interview with Bloomberg September 12. The CCO of BitPay Sonny Singh said that cryptocurrency markets are now on the threshold of a new stage of progress, which requires a certain “defining moment,” or a “catalyst.” According to Singh, that “defining […]

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Do You Have What it Takes to Write Op-Ed Articles for Bitcoin.com?

We will now accept regular op-ed article submissions for the bitcoin.com news page. We want to provide crypto-enthusiasts, idea-mongers, futurists, and iconoclasts an opportunity to share their notions with the world. We currently receive about 2.5 million page-views per month, and my hope is to inspire the crypto-intelligentsia within our community to produce brilliant articles. Also read: The Daily: Shapeshift Shuts Down Prism, Jamie Dimon Wants to Be President Well Written, Superbly Organized Op-Ed Wanted With that said, I will not arbitrarily accept anything. The article must be […]

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Blockchain Collectible Games, Explained

You can collect art, fine wines and toys in the real world — but what about collectibles on blockchain? Here is everything you need to know. What are crypto collectibles? A crypto collectible is a digital asset. Unlike common tokens, which are identical and easily exchanged, crypto collectibles are non-fungible tokens. This is because their unique attributes mean that no two are the same, hence they are usually irreplaceable. There are a plethora of things that can be collected — from cats to celebrities, and from politicians […]

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Brazilian Retail Giant Partners With Blockchain Payment Service Airfox to ‘Drive Adoption’

Brazilian retail giant integrates blockchain-powered payment service on e-commerce platforms and in nearly 1,000 of its stores. Brazilian retail giant Via Varejo has partnered with blockchain payment service Airfox, according to a September 12 press release. Via Varejo, which owns home appliance and furniture chain Casa Bahia, is integrating Airfox’s digital banking platform on its e-commerce platforms, as well as in nearly 1,000 of its offline shops. As the press release notes, customers will be able to purchase goods in Casa Bahia by paying directly via Airfox, […]

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Abra App Launches Support for Bitcoin Cash Deposits and Withdrawals

Users of the cryptocurrency exchange and wallet app Abra can now make deposits and withdrawals to their accounts with bitcoin cash (BCH). Bill Barhydt, the founder and CEO of the company, also published a video chat with Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver about bitcoin cash. Also Read: The Daily: Shapeshift Shuts Down Prism, Jamie Dimon Wants to Be President Abra Adds Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Support Abra, a cryptocurrency wallet app and exchange, has announced on Wednesday native support for bitcoin cash (BCH), including deposits and withdrawals. This means that […]

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Huobi Enters Japanese Market With BitTrade Acquisition

Huobi Japan Holding Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in Japanese cryptocurrency exchange BitTrade, marking the top-three exchange’s formal entry into the Japanese market. BitTrade, which is one of the 16 government-approved crypto exchanges in the country, announced the news yesterday, September 12, 2018. Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) began issuing exchange operating licenses in 2017, but in light of the Coincheck hack in January 2018, the approval rate has plummeted as the agency has tightened its requirements. Huobi Japan, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of […]

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Morgan Stanley Eyes Bitcoin Swap Contracts Tied to Futures Prices

Morgan Stanley is joining Wall Street’s race toward an institutional-friendly bitcoin derivative. According to anonymous sources reporting to Bloomberg, the financial institution is devising price return swaps tied to bitcoin. These derivatives would allow investors to indirectly invest in the market’s flagship currency, allotting them the option to buy into long or short positions through the contracts. Taking their prices from bitcoin futures, the swaps will not handle bitcoin directly. Seeing as Morgan Stanley is a regulated and established financial institution, tying the product to futures contracts […]

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Market Rebounds: Ethereum Soars 18% Back over $200, Bitcoin Regains $6,500 Mark

Total market cap has today soared by almost $12 billion, as a flush of green spreads across virtually all of the top 100 crypto assets. Thursday, September 13: total market cap has soared by almost $12 billion today, as a flush of green spreads across virtually all of the top 100 cryptoassets. Several  top 20 cryptocurrencies are seeing double digit gains, with Ethereum (ETH) leading the pack, up over 18 percent on the day, as data from Coin360 shows. Market visualization by Coin360 Ethereum has skyrocketed almost […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Spotware Launches “Out-of-the-Box” Platform, Huobi to Rebrand Hadax

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Spotware has announced the launch of an “out-of-the-box” cryptocurrency exchange platform, Huobi has announced that it’s Autonomous Digital Asset Exchange will be rebranded to “Huobi Next” before merging with Huobi Global, and Liechtenstein’s financial regulator will hold off on introducing legislation governing the operations of crypto-to-crypto virtual currency exchange Eterbase. Also Read: Mt. Gox Victims Must Take Claims to Tokyo, Not US, Judge Rules  Spotware Launches Out-of-the-Box Crypto Exchange Software Earlier this month, Spotware, a Cyprus-based company that offers “out-of-the-box” trading […]

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