Monthly Archives: October 2018

Survey: 60% of US Voters Want Cryptocurrency Political Donations to Be Legal

Clovr recently surveyed 1,023 registered U.S. voters to learn how the American public views the possibility of political candidates accepting cryptocurrency donations for campaign financing. A majority of 60 percent said cryptocurrency donations should be treated the same as fiat, with only 21 percent disagreeing. Also Read: New ‘Trust Machine’ Blockchain Film Tackles Politics of Technology Safe and (Relatively) Stable Regarding the topic of security, 54 percent of respondents in the Clovr survey answered that cryptocurrencies were safe enough for political donations. Breaking it down by party […]

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The Same Equity Firm That Owns Korbit Exchange Just Acquired Bitstamp

In a statement to customers, Luxembourg-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp announced its acquisition by Belgium private equity firm NXMH Holdings, whose parent company NXC also owns South Korean crypto exchange Korbit. The all-cash deal, which was signed by Bitstamp founder Nejc Kodrič on October 25, 2018, was announced today, October 29, 2018. NXMH has around 2 billion euros in assets under management and invests in digital technologies. In an interview given to Reuters, Kodrič declined to disclose the purchase price, but he did assert the EU’s largest crypto […]

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Thomson Reuters Partners With Startup for Next Level Derivatives Exchange

Thomson Reuters (TR) provides trusted data and information to professionals across the legal, tax and accounting, and news and media industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, TR lists its shares on both the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE). The company has now expanded its scope and entered into the realm of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (A.I.). Last month, the peer-to-peer (P2P) blockchain startup Level01 announced its partnership with TR in order to create a “derivatives” exchange that would change how […]

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How One Project is Fighting Fake ICO Reviews Using AI and Blockchain

sponsored Version 1.0 of the platform was launched to change the process of collecting reviews from customers, by means of blockchain technology. On October 24, Revain, a service for collecting customer reviews, released a full-scale working 1.0 version of its Ethereum-based platform. As the project team reported to Cointelegraph, the 1.0 version is completely blockchain-based, containing a verification system and artificial intelligence (AI), among many of its other new features. “Users can see all of the reviews written in the blockchain on a special page,” reads the […]

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UK: Gov’t Taskforce Proposes Crypto Regulation Changes, Questions Crypto Definition

A report from the U.K. Cryptoassets Taskforce has proposed new regulations for cryptocurrencies, particularly on CFDs and futures that reference cryptoassets The U.K. Cryptoassets Taskforce has released a report Oct. 29 that proposes some changes for cryptocurrency regulation and raises concerns over how digital assets are traded and used. Launched in March, the Cryptoassets Taskforce is made up of of the Bank of England (BOE) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and is charged to regulate and support crypto technologies. Since there is no widely agreed definition […]

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Exchanges Roundup: Ironx Raises $22.3M in Private Sale, IDCM to Target STOs

In this edition of Exchanges Roundup, we focus on Ironx, which has just wrapped up a $22.3 million private sale. We also look at International Digital Currency Markets’ plans to provide solutions for security token offerings, as well as some of the new exchanges opening in Estonia. Also Read: The Daily: Outcry Over Censoring of Gab, Chinese State Media Plugs Bitcoin Book UK Minister Reaps Windfall After Ironx Resignation Ironx, a cryptocurrency exchange that Cyprus-based Ironfx plans to launch in December, sold 67.6 million IRX tokens after raising $22.3 […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Cardano, Monero, TRON: Price Analysis, October 29

Recent forays from large players into the crypto business show growing confidence in crypto’s longevity. Let’s see how the markets are reacting to these headlines. 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. Hackers stole 913 bitcoins from Canadian cryptocurrency exchange MapleChange. Though the exchange was small, repeated news […]

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Three Years Later, Ethereum’s Hottest DApps Are (Still) ICOs and Cats

With Ethereum’s launch in 2015 came a flurry of excitement over the future potential of smart contracts. Utilizing a more flexible scripting language than Bitcoin, the platform’s decentralized applications (DApps) were touted by proponents as unlocking a plethora of formerly untapped use cases for the blockchain. From tokenized assets and blockchain-based legal contracts to healthcare records and supply chain tracking, DApps are going to remold traditional industries in their image, solve bottlenecks and revolutionize enterprise inefficiencies out of existence. More than three years later, and we’re still […]

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Wider Bitcoin Adoption Could Push Global Warming Beyond 2 C Threshold, Report Says

A new report from climate change scientists has raised concerns regarding Bitcoin’s carbon footprint and its potential future impact on global warming. A new report from climate change scientists has raised the alarm over Bitcoin (BTC)’s carbon footprint and its potential future impact on global warming, published on Nature.com Oct. 29. The report extrapolates existing data for Bitcoin’s electricity consumption together with various projections for the cryptocurrency’s adoption in coming years. According to the report, in 2017, out of a rough total of 314.2 billion cashless transactions, […]

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Markets Update: Traders Play a Lower Range After Cryptocurrency Prices Dip

Digital asset prices dropped in value on Monday after the last few weeks of cryptocurrency market consolidation and stability. Around 8:10 a.m. EDT on Oct. 29, the top 10 digital currency markets saw percentage losses of between 2-5%. Since our last markets update two days ago, the entire crypto-economy has lost $5.6 billion in value. Also read: New Qart Wallet Gives Bitcoin Cash QR Codes a Personal Touch Top Cryptocurrency Markets Dip While Traders Play the Range After the tight trading range over the last few weeks, many […]

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