Monthly Archives: March 2019

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Tron, Bitcoin SV: Price Analysis, March 4

Prices slumped on Monday, and there are no specific fundamental reasons that may have led to the selloff. 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. The market tends to cycle between periods of low and high volatility. After a week of small-price-range action, the range expanded on […]

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Survey: Ripple Ranked One of Top Employers in San Francisco Bay Area

Ripple appears to be one of the best employers in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a recent survey by Good Place to Work. Payment startup Ripple (XRP) has been ranked as one of the best employers in the technology industry in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a recent survey by research firm Good Place to Work (GPTW). On the list of the best small to medium companies to work in the Bay Area prepared by GPTW, Ripple was ranked as the 17th top […]

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Tron Partners With Tether to Launch TRC20-Based Stablecoin

Tether (USDT), the seventh most valuable crypto asset by market cap, has shrugged off attempts by newer stablecoins to usurp it. Now, a new version of tether is coming to the Tron network. Also Read: Gibraltar Exchange to List Bitcoin Cash Fiat Trading Pairs Tether to Trade on Tron Tron is officially partnering with Tether to launch a TRC20-based version of the USDT stablecoin, according to a statement from both ventures. Adding the dollar-pegged coin to its blockchain is meant to elevate Tron’s existing ecosystem of decentralized […]

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Coinbase Bought Neutrino Because Its Old Analysis Providers Sold User Data

Coinbase’s Director of Institutional Sales, Christine Sandler, said in an interview last week that, in part, the exchange acquired controversial software firm Neutrino because its prior blockchain analysis providers were selling customer data. “The compelling reason for making the acquisition was that Neutrino had some industry leading, best in class technology. It was important for us to migrate away from our current providers. They were selling client data to outside sources and it was compelling for us to get control over that and have proprietary technology that […]

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PwC: Bitcoin Ransomware Hackers Laundered Money via WEX Exchange

Iranian Bitcoin hackers used the WEX exchange to launder Bitcoin acquired through ransomware, according to a PwC report. Big Four consulting and auditing company PwC has linked Iranian nationals behind Bitcoin (BTC) ransomware scheme SamSam to the crypto exchange WEX in a recent report published in February.    The report is based on information that was previously disclosed by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ). As per the DOJ, two Iranians — Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri — were responsible for creating SamSam. […]

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TradingView Adds Support for Huobi’s HB10 Crypto Index

Financial trading charts platform TradingView has started listing Huobi’s HB10 crypto-based index tracker. The HB10 cryptocurrency-based index from major crypto exchange Huobi has been listed on TradingView, a major financial data and analysis platform for traders and investors. The news was announced in a Huobi press release published on Mar. 4. HB10, which represents a fund that comprises the nine leading digital currencies in terms of trading volume, was launched last year through the Huobi Pro platform. HB10 reportedly aims to “help users attain exposure to the […]

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Israeli-Led Blockchain App Company to Make Extensive Layoffs While Restructuring

First Digital Assets will reportedly make significant adjustments to its staff size as a result of the current bear market. Gibraltar-registered Israeli blockchain application platform First Digital Assets (FDA) will fire most its employees in a major restructuring process, the company confirmed to Israeli English-language news resource Globes on March 4. FDA, which operates multiple spin-off companies in the blockchain space, will merge all but one of them into their parent company. Its research arm, One Alpha, will reportedly close entirely. The latest company in the blockchain […]

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Travala.com’s Cryptocurrency Gateway Provides Travel to 82,000 Destinations

Members of the cryptocurrency community can now book rooms in over 550,000 properties worldwide by utilizing the accommodation and hotel booking service Travala.com. The company’s crypto payment gateway accepts a myriad of cryptocurrencies so individuals and organizations can travel to 82,000 destinations and pay with their favorite digital asset. Also read: An In-Depth Look at Ethereum’s Maker and Dai Stablecoin Book 550,000 Property Listings With a Myriad of Digital Assets Crypto enthusiasts have been discussing a hotel booking service called Travala.com recently which provides accommodation in a […]

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Ridesharing App Lyft Partners With Blockchain Startup to Tokenize Healthcare Transport

Ridesharing app Lyft is partnering with Estonian blockchain startup Solve.Care to tokenize healthcare-related transport arrangements. Ridesharing app Lyft has partnered with blockchain startup Solve.Care to tokenize healthcare-related transport arrangements. The development was announced in a press release from Solve.Care on March 4. Estonia-based Solve.Care is a decentralized, blockchain-powered platform that focuses on enhancing healthcare administration and access to healthcare services for users and insurers. The partnership with Lyft will allow Solve.Care users to schedule Lyft rides to doctors’ clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies, with automated payments using native […]

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Nordea Bank Faces Allegations of Laundering Russian Millions

Finnish public broadcaster YLE will air a damning program on March 4 that reveals Nordea Bank’s alleged involvement in a multi-million-dollar money laundering scheme. The program will show how dirty money, mostly from Russian criminals, passed through Nordea, the biggest lender in the Nordic region. Also read: Startup Company Sets Up Bitcoin ATM in Botswana YLE to Broadcast ‘Big Information Leak’ on Money Laundering Nordic financial authorities indicated in October that they had received documents from Bill Browder’s Hermitage Capital Management alleging Nordea had breached anti-money laundering […]

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