Monthly Archives: October 2018

Crypto Payment Platform BitPay Introduces Settlement in Stablecoins

Crypto payment platform BitPay has started accepting stablecoins GUSD and USDC. U.S.-based cryptocurrency payment processor BitPay has started accepting stablecoins, according to an announcement published Oct. 15. The company now allows its merchants to receive settlements in Gemini Dollars (GUSD) and Circle USD Coin (USDC). Founded in 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, BitPay provides payment services with Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) with a customer base of 20,000 businesses globally. GUSD and USDC are Ethereum (ETH) blockchain-based stablecoins issued by regulated crypto exchanges Gemini and Circle. The […]

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Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus

On Oct. 10, Blockstream revealed that the company’s new product, Liquid, generated its first block on Sept. 27 and noted that a lot of the crypto-economy’s “biggest players” participated. Since Blockstream announced the launch of its federated sidechain, the technology has been praised by some and dismissed by others. Also read: BCH Devcon Streamlines Bitcoin Innovation in San Francisco The Liquid Launch Makes a Wave After recently introducing Blockstream Satellite, a network that broadcasts the Bitcoin Core (BTC) blockchain from space, the firm’s long-awaited Liquid technology has been […]

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Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell’s X2 Games Acquired by Global Blockchain

The man who created Atari has moved on to blockchain-based gaming. Neil Bushnell’s X2 Games has been acquired by Canadian-based Global Blockchain (BLOC), a crypto investment firm, in hopes that Bushnell’s expertise will lead to another gaming industry revolution — this time with the help of blockchain technology. The move will see the Canadian company align its existing efforts to tokenize gaming platforms with X2 Games’ expertise for game development. BLOC will also merge sections of its media and entertainment business with those of X2 Games Corp. […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 15

Prices rallied as anxious Tether investors converted to other cryptocurrencies, but will higher prices hold? Let’s watch the critical levels that will indicate a trend change. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Stable coin Tether is being cited as one of the main reasons for the spurt […]

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Zambia Launches Crackdown on Crypto Companies

The Bank of Zambia has started to clamp down on cryptocurrency-related businesses, mere days after declaring that it does not view digital coins such as BTC as legal tender. The crackdown began on Oct. 14, when the central bank announced an investigation into Heritagecoin Resources Ltd. for allegedly laundering money, according to local media reports. Also read: Zambian Central Bank Declares Bitcoin is Not Legal Tender Bank of Zambia Probes Heritagecoin’s Deposits Business In addition to the ongoing probe, the Lusaka-based fintech startup faces allegations that it has […]

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OKEx Lists Four New Stablecoins

Digital assets platform OKEx has added four stablecoins to its listed assets. According to a support notice published by OKEx, the Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange says that TrustToken’s TrueUSD (TUSD), Circle’s USDCoin (USDC), the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Paxos Standard Token (PAX) are now live on the platform. These four will join Tether’s USDT, the only stablecoin listed on the exchange prior to this announcement. With the addition of these assets, OKEx now features more stablecoins than any other cryptocurrency exchange. TUSD, which was launched in March […]

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Fidelity Unveils New Institutional-Grade Cryptocurrency Investment Service

Fidelity Investments has launched a new business to allow its institutional clients to trade in digital currencies such as bitcoin, a press release reveals. Known as Fidelity Digital Asset Services, LLC, the company will purchase and sell cryptocurrencies for family offices, hedge funds and other monetary ventures. All coins will be sourced from large, over-the-counter digital exchanges and housed using cold storage to ensure customer funds always remain safe. To start, Fidelity’s services will be limited to bitcoin and ether, though representatives say they’re looking to expand […]

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As Tether’s Peg Slips, Bitcoin Price Is Distorted Across Market

Tether’s peg is slipping, and an exchange-wide firesale has led to major price discrepancies between bitcoin’s BTC/USDT and BTC/USD trading pairs across the market. In the early hours of October 15, 2018, Tether’s USDT was trading at $0.92, the lowest asking price the coin has seen in 18 months. At the time of writing, the stablecoin still hasn’t made up enough ground to retain its $1 peg. On most markets, it’s currently trading around $0.96, though this figure is tied to bitcoin trading pairs. Against the USD […]

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Major Korean Financial Holding Company Wins Blockchain Patent for Improved Fintech Security

Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution. Leading South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has been awarded a patent for a blockchain-based fintech app security solution, South Korean economic news outlets The Digital Times reports Monday, Oct. 15. KB Financial is reported to have over $342 billion in assets under management and presides over multiple overseas and domestic subsidiaries, among them KB Kookmin Bank, the country’s largest bank and also […]

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Third Top Cryptocurrency Exchange OKEx Lists Four Stablecoins at Once

OKEx has announced new listings for four stablecoins: TrueUSD, USD Coin, Gemini Dollar, and Paxos Standard Token. The third top crypto exchange by market cap, OKEx, has recently announced the listings of four stablecoins at once, according to an official blog post published on Monday, Oct. 15. OKEx has added support for four stablecoins, including TrueUSD (TUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), and Paxos Standard Token (PAX). According to the schedule mentioned in the statement, the stablecoins have become available for deposits today, at 05:00 PM […]

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