Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hodler’s Digest: the Great Tether ‘Unpegging’ and Wozniak Gets Into Blockchain

Investment giant Fidelity is turning to digital assets services, and Steve Wozniak gets into blockchain. Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Investment Giant Fidelity Launches Digital Assets Service U.S. investment firm Fidelity has launched a digital assets service targeting institutional clients this week. The new company, […]

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Crypto Markets See Slight Rebound, Bitcoin Trades Above $6,500 Again

Crypto markets keep seeing a rebound, Bitcoin rises above $6,500 again as 19 out of the 20 top coins by market cap are in the green. Sunday, Oct. 21: crypto markets have seen a slight rebound today, with 19 out of the 20 top cryptocurrencies by market cap in the green, and Bitcoin (BTC) back to trading above $6,500, according to CoinMarketCap. Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have seen a slight growth within 0.5 and 2 percent, while Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and NEM (NEO) have seen […]

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Heads of Bitmain, Binance and Other Crypto-Related Businessmen Among China’s Richest

Blockchain’s richest are becoming regular features in world-renowned wealth reports. The rise of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have made many people rich, but the world’s smartest entrepreneurs in the space are beginning to make waves among the world’s richest conventional business minds. The Hurun Research Institute released its annual China Rich List on October 10. Included in this list of 1,893 individuals are 14 people who have made their fortune from cryptocurrency and blockchain related business ventures. According to the Hurun list, the 14 new names on […]

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Markets Update: A Narrowing Range of Consolidation and Lower Trade Volumes

Not a lot has changed since our last markets update four days ago as cryptocurrency markets continue moving sideways in a consolidated pattern. The top five digital assets have seen modest northbound gains this week, with increases between 1-5% over the last seven days. This Sunday, Oct. 21, the entire cryptocurrency economy of over 2,000 digital tokens is valued at $214.4 billion. Also read: New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch Boring Market Action Often Leads to Something Unexpected It’s been a lackluster week […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: Stellar, Ripple, NEO, Cardano, EOS

Stellar sees momentum this week, as controversial stablecoin Tether briefly loses its U.S. dollar peg. 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. On Oct. 15, some market participants dumped stablecoin Tether as its CEO, who is also the CEO of Bitfinex, faced rumors of insolvency of both […]

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Bank of Japan: Central Bank-Issued Digital Currencies Are Not an Effective Economic Tool

The deputy governor of Japan’s central bank has said that central bank-issued digital currencies cannot be economic tools, since fiat currency is still popular. The Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) deputy governor Masayoshi Amamiya has recently reiterated his negative stance towards central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDC), the New York Times reports Oct. 20. Speaking on Saturday at a meeting in Nagoya, central Japan, Amamiya expressed doubts about the use of CBDCs, claiming that such digital currencies are unlikely to improve the existing monetary systems. Amamiya also stated that […]

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Celebrity ICO Endorsers Face Legal Blowback Over Alleged Fraud

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather and rap producer DJ Khaled face a legal battle for serving as celebrity endorsers to an initial coin offering (ICO) accused of fraud. The founders of the allegedly fraudulent ICO were arrested by American criminal authorities back in April. Also Read: The Daily: Goldman Sachs Invests in Wallet, Institutional Traders Borrow $553M ICO Promotion Blowback Celebrity gossip tabloid TMZ reports that Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled have been slapped with a lawsuit from investors who accuse them of participating in a multi-million dollar […]

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Ephrata, Washington Imposes Year-Long Ban on New Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

The city of Ephrata, Washington, has temporarily halted new crypto mining developments for the next 12 months. The city of Ephrata, Washington, will halt new crypto mining developments in the city for the next 12 months, Eastern Washington and North Idaho daily newspaper The Spokesman Review reports Friday, Oct. 19. The recently announced suspension will only affect new crypto operations from being established in Ephrata, while the existing four businesses already there will continue operating. According to Ephrata city administrator Wes Crago, those four crypto operations — […]

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The Daily: Goldman Sachs Invests in Wallet, Institutional Traders Borrow $553M

In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about the latest investment in the cryptocurrency space by Goldman Sachs, the amount institutional traders borrowed in the last six months from just one OTC desk, research on state-sponsored hackers, and a new security tool from Coinbase. Also Read: Security Giant G4S Offers Protected Offline Cryptocurrency Storage Goldman Sachs Invests in Bitgo Bitgo, the cryptocurrency security and custody company, announced on Thursday the second close of its Series B funding round, bringing the total raised in this round […]

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US Federal Court Fines Bitcoin Ponzi Schemer Over $2.5 Million

A U.S. federal court has fined a New York firm and its chief executive officer over $2.5 million in the first anti-fraud action involving bitcoin filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The Ponzi scheme involved a fake pooled investment strategy and a “fake computer ‘hack’ that supposedly caused the loss of nearly all customer funds,” the derivatives regulator detailed. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space CFTC’s First Bitcoin Anti-Fraud Action The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on Thursday that a New York […]

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