Monthly Archives: October 2018

Research: $20 Billion Raised Through ICOs Since 2017

A recent study by Autonomous Research has revealed that ICOs raised $20 billion since the beginning of 2017. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) have raised $20 billion since the start of 2017, which is $18 billion more than the previous year, according to a recent study by financial research firm Autonomous Research. The study dubbed “Crypto Utopia” explores the cryptocurrency industry over the past year, focusing on ICOs and the regulation to which they are exposed. Per the study, $12 billion has been raised through ICOs in the […]

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Major Indian Exchange Unocoin Launching Crypto ATMs

A major cryptocurrency exchange in India, Unocoin, has confirmed that it is launching crypto ATMs. While a formal announcement has not been made, an image of one of the exchange’s ATMs spreading on social media suggests that the machines support at least five cryptocurrencies. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Unocoin’s Crypto ATMs Unocoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in India with over 1.2 million customers, is preparing to launch its own line of crypto automated teller machines (ATMs). An image of one […]

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Report Links 74% of Bitcoin Mining to China, Sees Threat to Network

Bitcoin, the world’s most sought-after cryptocurrency, could be at the wish and whim of Asia’s economic giant. A recent study titled “The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin,” jointly researched by Princeton University and Florida International University researchers, suggests China’s mining scene has an overwhelming influence over Bitcoin, something that could invite network manipulation. China, which the researchers refer to as the “most powerful adversary to Bitcoin,” has long been known as the country with the largest numbers of miners in the […]

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Blockchain Business in Crypto Valley Has Doubled Since Last Year: Report

The number of blockchain-related companies in Switzerland and Liechtenstein has doubled in the last year, according to a new study published by CV VC. The Zug-based firm, in partnership with Strategy& (PwC’s global consulting arm) and inacta, compiled information about the top 50 blockchain and digital asset companies between the two countries. The report also highlights blockchain activity in Zug, Switzerland’s Crypto Valley — a moniker it’s earned for its resemblance to the United States’ own Silicon Valley. While Crypto Valley originated in Zug, it has since […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 10

After a period of calm, the crypto markets have been hit with a number of adverse headlines – what effect should we expect on the prices? The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. After a period of relatively calm trading activity, this week has seen a number […]

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Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’

The top 50 cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Switzerland’s version of Silicon Valley are now worth $44 billion combined, underscoring the steady growth of the Swiss crypto industry. Altogether, cryptocurrency firms employ about 3,000 people throughout the small country. Included among the top 50 are five “unicorns,” or startups with a market valuation of more than $1 billion, according to a new report by Zug-based investors CV Venture Capital. Also read: ‘Crypto Fund- Approved to Manage Cryptocurrency Investments in Switzerland Top 50 Swiss Crypto Firms Now Worth $44B […]

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Europe, Japan and the ‘Drug’ of Quantitative Easing

Last month, news.Bitcoin.com examined the problem of quantitative easing (QE) and its impact on the U.S., and how such policies have spread to the rest of the world. This month, we continue to drill down on the phenomenon of governments printing trillions of dollars worth of fiat currency simply by pressing buttons on their computers. Value has been stolen from average people, flowing upward to the extremely rich. Now two of the world’s most important economies, Europe and Japan, appear to be considering a break from a policy […]

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Crypto Assets Pose No Risks to Financial Stability, International Bankers Claim

The Financial Stability Board has presented its final report on cryptocurrencies, stating they pose no threats for global markets, at least for now. International central banks and financial officials think that cryptocurrencies pose no significant risks to global economic stability, according to a report published by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Wednesday, Oct.10. The FSB — an international agency consisting of 68 local institutions such as central banks, watchdogs, and ministries of finance that prepares recommendations for global financial systems  — published a document called “Crypto-asset markets: […]

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Blockstream’s Liquid Sidechain Solution for Bitcoin Network Goes Live

The Liquid Network sidechain, started by Blockstream’s Samson Mow, has gone live. The Liquid Network sidechain for the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain went live on Sept. 27, according to an Oct. 10 post from Blockstream. Blockstream is a blockchain development company founded in 2014, with Samson Mow as its CSO. The Liquid Network project, first announced in 2015, was then launched by Mow and Joseph Weinberg of Paycase in 2017 in order to allow for better liquidity between Bitcoin exchanges and brokers. According to Blockstream’s blog post, the […]

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SEC Files Subpoena Enforcement Against Alleged ‘Pump-and-Dump’ ICO Scheme

The U.S. SEC has filed a subpoena enforcement action against the perpetrators of an alleged “pump-and-dump” scheme involving claims of a $100 million ICO. The U.S. securities agency has filed a subpoena enforcement action against the perpetrators of an alleged “pump-and-dump” scheme involving claims of a $100 million Initial Coin Offering (ICO), according to an Oct. 9 filing. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) states it filed the subpoena application Oct. 5 at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against the “Saint James […]

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