Monthly Archives: October 2018

CME Group: Bitcoin Futures Trading Is Up 41 Percent in Quarter Three

Bitcoin futures trading is up. American financial market company CME Group Inc. announced on Twitter early on the morning of Wednesday, October 17, 2018, that its futures products are experiencing rising volume, explaining, “In Q3, Bitcoin futures average daily volume rose 41% and open interest was up 19% over Q2.” This is a massive improvement over just two months ago when CME stated that volumes on the futures markets had been in the hole for three consecutive trading sessions. During that time, CME’s data reported less than […]

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Two US States Issue Cease and Desist Orders Against Five ICO Issuers

The U.S. states of Colorado and North Dakota have independently issued cease and desist orders against companies promoting initial coin offerings in their states. Their tokens are potentially fraudulent securities offerings, according to the two states’ securities commissions. One scheme promises a return of 10 percent per month and claims to be pegged to the price of gold. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Colorado Targets Two ICOs Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome signed two final orders on Oct. 12, directing a pair of […]

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No Connection Required: How One Dev Sent Bitcoin While Off the Grid

Following a partnership between Samourai Wallet and goTenna, which now allows users to send bitcoin transactions offline, one developer in New Zealand is staying ahead of the curve. Detailing the feat in a series of tweets, Rigel Walshe used a $27 entry level, Android smartphone and four goTennas (portable devices used to create off-grid radio signals) to successfully send a bitcoin transaction without access to the internet. Over the weekend I sent a bitcoin transaction to a relay 12.6km away with no cell network or internet connection. Here’s a tweetstorm about […]

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Canadian Firm to Build Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Platform for Cannabis Industry

Diversified crypto and blockchain firm DMG Blockchain will develop a blockchain-powered platform to manage supply chains in the Canadian marijuana industry. Canada-based blockchain and crypto company DMG Blockchain Solutions Inc. (DMG) has announced the development of a global supply chain management platform for the legal cannabis industry, according to an announcement published Oct. 17. As reported by Canada’s national public news and information service CBC, the country’s government officially legalized recreational marijuana as of today. Cannabis was previously available only for medicinal use within the country. According […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 17

While institutional investors take their time to enter the market, is it worthwhile to buy and hold or is there a risk of a further fall? Let’s find out. 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. While crypto markets have given up much of their Oct. 15 gains, […]

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Blockchain Surveillance Firm Partners With Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance

On Oct. 17, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by volume, Binance, announced a partnership with blockchain surveillance company Chainalysis. According to the exchange, Chainalysis has implemented a compliance solution that meets regulatory guidelines worldwide. Also read: Bizarro World: Federated Sidechain Technology Promoted Over Nakamoto Consensus Binance Is Using Chainalysis for Compliance    According to a press release published on Oct. 17, Binance and Chainalysis have joined forces to create a compliance solution for trading operations. The collaboration will further ensure that Binance exchanges comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) […]

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85 Percent of Developers Can Alter Their Cryptoassets’ Protocol, Research Shows

CryptoCompare’s yearly report indicates a tendency to centralize crypto assets, as 85 percent of their developers can change protocols at any time. Cryptocurrency tracking resource CryptoCompare’s recent study has shown that 85 percent of crypto assets allow development teams to alter their platforms. The report was published Wednesday, Oct. 17, on CryptoCompare’s website. To create the report, CryptoCompare reviewed hundreds of crypto and blockchain projects, with experts detecting a tendency towards centralization set by utility tokens that are running on controlled servers. According to the research, as […]

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CME Report: BTC Futures Trading Keeps Growing in Q3, Average Daily Volume up 41% Over Q2

Bitcoin futures trading at the CME has continued to grow in Q3, with average daily trading volume up 41% over Q2. Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has continued to grow in Q3, the U.S.-based exchange reported in a tweet Wednesday, Oct. 17. The CME has revealed that the average daily trading volume (ADV) of Bitcoin futures has increased by 41 percent in Q3 over Q2, while open interest (OI) — or the number of open contracts on Bitcoin futures — has risen […]

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Majority of Crypto Assets Are Highly Centralized, Research Finds

One of the central pillars of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general is that the system is decentralized, ensuring no single point of failure for adversaries to attack. However, new research has found the majority of assets in the ecosystem today to be highly centralized. Also Read: Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Retail Public Offering in Japan Taxonomy Report Reveals a Concentration of Crypto Power Cryptocompare, the cryptocurrency market data aggregator, has published a Cryptoasset Taxonomy Report. The nearly 80-page document is designed to provide investors, regulators and the […]

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Class Action Suits Launched Against Cryptocurrency Mining Investment Company

The law offices of Pomerantz LLP in New York have filed a series of civil suits against MGT Capital Investment and its executive officers on behalf of several of the trading firm’s past or present customers. The suits allege that between October 9, 2015 and September 7, 2018, the company violated laws set forth by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that resulted in damages to several of its clients. Between 2013 and April 2016, MGT described itself as “engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and […]

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