Monthly Archives: September 2018

From Adoption to FOMO: Reasons Behind Ripple’s Leap

Some possible explanations Over the past week, altcoin Ripple’s (XRP) price has gone through the roof. It has seen an unprecedented 140 percent growth over the past seven days, up almost 63 percent in the past 24 hours alone, trading at around $0.61 at press time. XRP has gone as far as to beat Ethereum (ETH) to be ranked number two by total market capitalization on CoinMarketCap (returned to the third spot by the press time). What could possibly drive the price so high? While there’s no […]

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Bitcoin Glyphs Added to Apple’s Shortcuts Application

Apple recently introduced a new lineup of iPhones and its new operating system iOS 12. Moreover, four days ago the company also updated its Siri extension called the ‘Shortcuts’ application with two new Bitcoin glyphs available. Also read: Critical Bug Found in Bitcoin Core Invokes the Multiple Client Argument Two New Bitcoin Glyphs Slowly but surely Bitcoin is finding its way into the mainstream in various ways. Apple users will now find that the Shortcuts application contains two unique glyphs showcasing the Bitcoin symbol. Shortcuts is a separate app […]

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Exit Scam in Wonderland: Bitconnect’s Tentacles From Texas to Gujarat

Cointelegraph investigates the murky web of incidents connected with the Bitconnect heist, from Texas to Gujarat. An American musical prelude Bitconnect, the now-defunct crypto lending and exchange platform that has been ousted as a ruinous Ponzi scheme, has memorably been compared by the Silver Miller law firm to the fleeting 2011 Broadway musical “Wonderland,” based on the dizzying impossibilities of Alice’s adventures in Lewis Carroll’s celebrated novel. Silver Miller’s first class action complaint was filed on behalf of six defrauded Bitconnect investors in late January, just weeks […]

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Exchanges Round-Up: Circle Invest Adds Four Alts, Stockholm IT Announces Crypto Fund

In recent news pertaining to cryptocurrency exchanges, Circle Invest has added Eos, 0x, Stellar, and Qtum to its platform, Stockholm IT, a Frankfurt-listed company that has seen its share value drop over 99% since launch, has announced plans for a cryptocurrency fund, and Btse has launched its over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform. Also Read: Taiwanese Candidate Accepts Crypto Donations, California Bans Them Circle Invest Adds Four Altcoins to Platform Circle has announced that four alternative cryptocurrencies have been newly added to the company’s Circle Invest platform. The altcoins are […]

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SEC Orders Proceedings to Rule on ETF, Seeks Further Feedback

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published an “order instituting proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove” the proposed Vaneck Solidx bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The SEC is asking for further public feedback on issues pertaining to concerns regarding the bitcoin market’s perceived vulnerability to manipulation. Also Read: Turkey Finance Minister Embraces ICO Hype for Already Troubled Economy  SEC Institutes Proceedings to Rule on Vaneck ETF The U.S. SEC recently published an “order instituting proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove a proposed […]

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Crypto Markets See Mixed Signals, Ethereum Beats Ripple by Market Cap

Crypto markets hold their recent gains, ETH takes back the second position on the market over XRP by market cap. Saturday, September 22: crypto markets have seen a mix of red and green, with Ethereum (ETH) having passed Ripple (XRP) to come back to be ranked the second top cryptocurrency by market cap, according to CoinMarketCap. Market visualization from Coin360 After surging up to $6,809 earlier today, Bitcoin (BTC) is slightly down over the past 24 hours, having traded below $6,700 over the past few hours. The […]

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Programmable Money: Bitcoin Cash Community Debates Oracle Driven Upgrade

Lately, there’s been a lot of conversation directed at adding a canonical transaction ordering (CTOR) process to the Bitcoin Cash protocol. Then there’s the topic of whether or not the BCH developers should add the opcode OP_Checkdatasig (CDS) into the codebase. Some believe CDS will be beneficial to Bitcoin scripting applications and allow for all types of smart contracts and decision-based transactions. However, others think adding CDS is unnecessary, and may compromise network security. Also read: Crypto-Community Debates Bitcoin Core Bug and a ‘Forced Upgrade’ OP_Checkdatasig: The Possibility […]

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: The Resilience of Bitcoin

Altcoins may come and go; hacks may challenge exchanges; mainstream financial advisors might not get it — but even in the face of a protocol bug, Bitcoin perseveres and develops. Here are this week’s top stories from Bitcoin Magazine. Stay on top of the best stories in the bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Subscribe to our newsletter here. A Bug Fix and a New ASIC Miner The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Details of One of Bitcoin’s Nastiest Bugs Yet For well over a year, versions […]

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U.S. Congressman Drafts Blockchain Development Bills

The newly elected co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, U.S. Representative Tom Emmer, has introduced a trio of blockchain-focused bills in support of the development and use of blockchain technology and digital assets. According to an official announcement, the bills focus on fostering government support for the blockchain space, clarifying money transmitter regulations and devising a tax scheme for hard forked assets. A statement from Emmer reads in part: “The United States should prioritize accelerating the development of blockchain technology and create an environment that enables the American […]

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Coinsquare’s Investment Subsidiary Launches Two Tech-Based ETFs on TSX Exchange

Coinsquare’s subsidiary Coin Capital has become the 30th ETF provider in Canada with the launch of two ETFs focused on tech and blockchain. A portfolio-management subsidiary of crypto exchange Coinsquare has launched two exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), local news agency The Globe And Mail reports September 20. Coinsquare’s subsidiary — Coin Capital Investment Management — has reportedly become the 30th ETF operator in Canada, with the launch of the Coincapital STOXX Blockchain Patents Innovation Index Fund (LDGR) and the Coincapital STOXX B.R.AI.N. […]

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