Monthly Archives: March 2019

Bitcoin Account Accuses Twitter of Shadow Banning to Restrict Its Reach

On March 23, the Twitter handle @Bitcoin became mired in controversy after BTC supporters complained about the account and attempted to get the profile shut down. The operator of the Bitcoin Twitter profile has also accused the social media platform of manipulating matters by placing restrictions on the account and limiting its overall traffic. Also read: Bitcoin and the Agora: Every Transaction Outside the Nexus of State Control Is a Victory The Relentless Attempt to Silence a Twitter Handle The owner of the Twitter handle @Bitcoin believes […]

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Changes to Tether’s Terms of Reserves Raises Fresh Concerns

Changes to Tether’s website have raised fresh concerns about the companies reserve policy. Controversial stablecoin Tether is in the spotlight again after changes to the details of the way in which it backs up tokens in supply. As reported on March 14, various online users noted and posted disconcerting changes to the Tether website, which have seemingly altered the way that the company is providing surety for the tokens it issues. Tether is a stablecoin backed up by the United States dollar at a 1:1 ratio, meaning […]

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Bitcoin Holds Just Over $4,000 as Top Cryptos See Slight Losses

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses as Bitcoin holds over $4,000. Sunday, March 24 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting slight losses on the day by press time, according to data from CoinMarketCap. Bitcoin (BTC) is down just over a tenth of a percent on the day, trading at around $4,021, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is just over a quarter of a percent lower than $4,036, the price at which Bitcoin started the […]

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Binance Changes Launchpad Token Sale Format to Lottery

Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced radical changes to its Launchpad token sale format. Leading cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced major changes to the format of its Launchpad token sale in a post on its blog published on March 24. Per the announcement, the company “will use a new lottery format for the next project on Binance Launchpad.” Previously, the system functioned on a first come, first served basis, which left many users who joined high-demand sale queues without tokens.   The post also outlines a lottery ticket system […]

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Hodler’s Digest, March 18–24: Hodler’s Digest, Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

The QuadrigaCX story gets stranger as the criminal past of one founder is allegedly revealed, while IBM gets more into blockchain. Top Stories This Week Six Global Banks Sign Up to Issue Stablecoins on IBM’s Now-Live Blockchain Network This week, six international banks signed letters of intent to issue their own stablecoins — which will be backed by their national fiat currencies — on IBM’s now-live blockchain-powered payments network, “World Wire.” According to the joint announcement by IBM and Stellar, the World Wire has gone live with […]

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Tor Digital Privacy Project Accepts Donations in Cryptocurrency

Digital privacy project Tor is now accepting donations in cryptocurrencies. Tor digital privacy software is now accepting donations in various cryptocurrencies, as a new crypto donational portal appeared on the project’s website on March 18. The site now accepts nine major cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dash (DASH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), Monero (XMR), Stellar Lumen (XLM), Augur (REP) and Zcash (ZEC). Tor’s crypto donation page encourages users to “stand up for the universal human rights to privacy and freedom and help keep Tor robust […]

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US Institutional Crypto Exchange Seed CX Expands to Asia With New Partnership

United States-based institutional cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX partnered with Singapore-based fintech company Hydra X to offer its trading service in Asia. United States-based institutional cryptocurrency exchange Seed CX has partnered with Singapore-based fintech company Hydra X to offer its trading service in Asia. Seed CX announced the development in a press release published on March 21. Per the announcement, Seed CX will join the list of supported digital asset trading venues available on the Sigma trading platform offered by Hydra X, which is currently in public beta. […]

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Bitcoinmap.cash Helps You Find Places to Spend BCH

An application called Bitcoinmap.cash lists locations where decentralized digital currencies such as bitcoin cash can be spent directly. It provides information about hundreds of restaurants, bars, hotels, and stores around the world that accept electronic cash without intermediaries. Also read: New Crypto Exchange Bitzlato Offers P2P Trading Promoting Direct Payments With Bitcoin Cash The Bitcoinmap.cash platform, a community project open to new participants and developers, has a web-based version and a mobile app for Android devices. All the venues displayed on its map accept bitcoin cash (BCH) […]

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Streaming Service Twitch Removes Crypto Payment Options, Reddit User Reports

Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch has evidently removed Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash as payment options. Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch has evidently removed Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) as payment options for subscriptions. The change was reported by a Reddit user on March 23. The user noted that Twitch had offered an option to pay with BTC and BCH employing BitPay as a payment processor, but has since “removed it in the last couple of weeks as a payment method for all countries.” One user, seemingly outraged, […]

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Win $5K of BCH Playing Cashgames From Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin.com’s gaming portal is filled with a plethora of casino-style games that allow you to wager and win with bitcoin cash (BCH). Last week, one punter did just that, scooping $5,000 of BCH from a progressive slot. All of the games that feature on Bitcoin.com’s Cashgames portal are provably fair, with a typical return of 99% or greater. All it takes is a little BCH to participate. Also read: The Fed’s Low Interest Rates and QE Have Created a Dependent Generation Anonymous Player Wins 33 BCH Playing […]

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