Monthly Archives: May 2019

HTC to Launch EXODUS 1s, Smartphone With Full Node Capacity

Electronics company HTC has announced that it is launching a smartphone to bring crypto and blockchain technology to a wider audience in Q3 2019. According to a press release shared with Bitcoin Magazine, “The EXODUS 1s will be the first smartphone ever to have full node capabilities” containing the full Bitcoin blockchain. “With the EXODUS 1, we gave people the power to own their own keys, now we’re giving people the power to run their own node,” Phil Chen, decentralized chief officer at HTC, told Bitcoin Magazine. […]

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Markets Update: Crypto Bulls Outpace Stocks and Gold

Cryptocurrency markets have been doing extremely well over the last 48 hours, making a lot of prior skeptics think the bearish crypto winter may have ended. Since our last markets update three days ago, the entire cryptoconomy has gained close to $33 billion in value and trading sessions over the last 24 hours produced a whopping $81 billion in global trades. Also read: Bitcoin’s Software Has Been Rolled Back Before The Top Cryptocurrencies by Market Cap Last week, the community dealt with the Binance loss of over […]

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US Blockchain Investor Terpin Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM Swapping Case

United States-Based investor Michael Terpin won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who allegedly defrauded him of crypto assets. United States blockchain and crypto investor Michael Terpin has won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who reportedly defrauded him of crypto assets. Reuters reported the news on May 10. Per the report, the California Superior Court last week ordered Manhattan resident Truglia to pay the amount above in compensatory and punitive damages. The amount is reportedly one of the […]

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Bitcoin Approaches $7K as Top Cryptos See Double Digit Growth

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting major gains on the day, as bitcoin breaks over the $6,900 mark. Saturday, May 11 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting major gains on the day by press time, as bitcoin (BTC) breaks the $6,900 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin is up over eight percent on the day, trading at $6,950 at press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up nearly 22%, surging in price since the end […]

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Three Very Different Paths to Blockchain Scaling

How do you scale a blockchain so that it can process hundreds or even thousands of transactions per second – but without compromising on decentralization? It’s a question that has kept some of the brightest minds in the space awake at night, and some of the more ardent crypto factions sniping at each other for years. In this primer on blockchain scaling, news.Bitcoin.com looks at the very different approaches being taken by three prominent cryptocurrency projects – Bitcoin Core, Bitcoin Cash, and Zilliqa. Also read: Decryptionary Helps […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC and XMR

Bitcoin’s price gain has been the main attraction of the past week. 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. Bitcoin has been the main attraction in the past week, as it has scaled every stiff hurdle with ease. The rally has helped its market dominance hit levels […]

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SLP-Based Token ACD to Gain Traction With Acceptance at Thousands of Shops

The Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) has garnered a lot of attention over the last few months as there’s been a wide variety of tokens created on top of the Bitcoin Cash network. On May 10, the Tokyo-based Alliance Cargo Direct revealed the SLP-minted token ACD and bitcoin cash will be accepted by thousands of online and brick-and-mortar merchants from Japan and around the world. Also read: How to Generate QR Codes for Crypto Payments SLP-Based Token ACD Gains Real World Traction Ever since the launch of the […]

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Barclays and RBS Have Reduced the Real Estate Transaction Process Four Times: Who Benefits?

For the first time in three years, the Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays have managed to speed up commercial real estate transactions using blockchain. The first properties record are to be digitized in England and Wales. Recently, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), with the participation of enterprise software company R3, successfully tested a blockchain project that will speed up real estate transactions. Such a solution can provide transparent and fast operations for the end user, R3 officials say. However, is it already possible […]

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Decryptionary Helps New Investors Understand Crypto Terms

Rising cryptocurrency markets may once again arouse the interest of new investors. The crypto space has its specifics and it takes some effort to acquaint oneself with the terminology. Decryptionary has been created to impart the basic information you need to start understanding Bitcoin better. Also read: How to Generate QR Codes for Crypto Payments Get a Handle on Crypto Buzzwords Decryptionary provides concise definitions of many terms that are widely used in the crypto industry. You have the option to look up a specific word or […]

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Crypto Wallet Secures $50 Million Insurance for Customer Crypto Assets

Crypto securities company Curv has bought insurance from Munich Re, covering as much as $50 million in customer losses due to malicious activity. Crypto securities company Curv has partnered with insurance company Munich Re to obtain $50 million in coverage, according to a Curv press release on May 10. This new insurance is designed to cover any cases in which a bad actor was able to gain access to either Curv or the customer’s shares, both of which would be needed in order to sign off on […]

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