Monthly Archives: October 2018

Forbes Enters Blockchain Game, Partners With Civil

Civil, an Ethereum-based platform with a heady bid to save journalism, has partnered with Forbes to help the 100-year-old publisher keep its stories free from meddling hands. Matt Coolidge, Civil cofounder, made the announcement today, October 9, 2018, in a blog post. He called the partnership a “major milestone for blockchain-based journalism.” Salah Zalatimo, senior vice president of product and technology at Forbes, said the partnership would allow the media company to provide “unprecedented transparency” around content.   Forbes plans to try out the Civil system next […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Consolidation Primes Market for Big Move

For several weeks, bitcoin has remained in a consolidating uptrend. The market hasn’t seen a new high since mid-September, but the lows have steadily gained higher and higher ground. Overall, the volume is highly consolidated and the market is ready for a large move — the question is, where will it move next? Figure 1: BTC-USD, Daily Candles, Sideways Consolidation The market has been range-bound for weeks and has maintained a very consistent but very non-eventful uptrend. An interesting thing to note, however, is how slowly and […]

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‘Crypto Fund’ Approved to Manage Cryptocurrency Investments in Switzerland

Emerging Swiss virtual currency fund, Crypto Fund AG, said on Tuesday it had been given an asset management license by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma). The license allows the company to manage crypto-related investments within Switzerland and to solicit for others elsewhere. Crypto Fund will also be authorized to provide investment advice to corporate investors. Also read: Online Automotive Parts Retailer Newparts Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Crypto Fund to ‘Accelerate Maturity’ in Crypto Markets After Getting Finma License “The authorization represents our professional work over the last […]

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Roger Ver: Bitcoin.Com May Launch Its Own Crypto Exchange

Roger Ver revealed Bitcoin.com’s plans to buy or set up its own crypto exchange, operating Bitcoin Cash as its base coin. Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) services firm Bitcoin.com is planning to buy or set up its own crypto exchange, the company’s CEO Roger Ver revealed in an interview with Bloomberg Oct. 9. According to Ver, the upcoming crypto trading platform will be placed on the Bitcoin.com website, which is expected to generate a great amount of traffic via various services such as wallet transactions and […]

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With the CBAC, East Meets West in Search of Adoption and Innovation

The noise that surrounds economic relations between the United States and China is amping up exponentially. You can thank the latest trade wars for that, as fresh tensions boil over between the two nations who are currently trading new tariffs on imports, with no shortage of ill will underpinning the moves. But the Chinese government’s ire is not just outward-facing. As a country where ICOs are currently not allowed, exchanges have had their bank accounts frozen, and internet and mobile access to cryptocurrency trading information has been […]

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First Major Bitcoin Cash ICO Raises $30M in Record Time

On Oct. 8, 2018, the blockchain firm and mining pool Viabtc finished the first high-value initial coin offering (ICO) using the Wormhole protocol and Bitcoin Cash chain. According to exchange data, the Viabtc Token ICO raised US$3,700 per second capturing a total of $30 million in 2.2 hours. Also Read: Electron Cash Developer Reveals In-Wallet BCH Fundraiser Prototype Viabtc Launches Token Sale and Distribution Phases The firm Viabtc had recently launched a new token called the Viabtc Token (VIAT) using the Wormhole protocol. The company refers to viat […]

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Forbes Partners With Blockchain-Based Journalism Platform to Publish Content

Major business media outlet Forbes joins the Associated Press in exploring blockchain, plans to use smart contracts for its contributors. International business media outlet Forbes has partnered with blockchain-based platform Civil to publish its content on a decentralized network, Civil’s co-founder confirmed on Medium on Tuesday, Oct. 9. According to Civil co-founder Matt Coolidge, Forbes is integrating Civil’s software into its own content management system (CMC). From the beginning of 2019, journalists will be able to upload their data to the Civil network while posting it to […]

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Cashtippr Plugin Allows Money Button Integration on WordPress Sites

On Sept. 13, a new application called the Money Button launched, giving content creators the ability to embed bitcoin cash (BCH) payment buttons into websites. Not long after the release, a developer named Ekliptor published Cashtippr, a plugin that integrates the Money Button into WordPress-themed websites, so content creators can earn BCH tips. Also Read: Electron Cash Developer Reveals In-Wallet BCH Fundraiser Prototype A Revenue Incentive for Content Creators A few weeks ago, news.Bitcoin.com tested the Money Button, but at the time there wasn’t a WordPress plugin available. Then […]

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Unlocking the Full Potential of IoT Farming – [BTC Media Sponsor]

You don’t need to be an agriculture expert to see the writing on the wall. Current farming methods just aren’t working anymore for most farmers of the world. There are 2 billion smallholder farms managing fewer than five acres (PDF). They are growing most of the world’s food, but if you have ever visited China, India or any African country, you will have seen the challenges of their reality: yields aren’t what they used to be; climate change, drought and pesticides are getting stronger; and kids are […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Coinbase Volumes Hit 1-Year Low, UK Exchange to Fire Most Staff

Recent updates show that with the cryptocurrency markets performing far from how they did a year ago, some exchanges have failed to adapt to the current situation. For example, one U.K. firm is reportedly set to fire most of its employees. Yet other exchanges are still going strong, breaking into new territories and adding new trading instruments. Also Read: The Daily: Crypto Funds Team up With New Startup Hub, FX Broker Adds BCH/BTC Weak Quarterly Trading Volumes Diar, an analysis service for the global digital currency industry, […]

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