Monthly Archives: May 2019

Bitcoins for Frappuccino: Will Starbucks’ Crypto Endeavours Pave the Way for Mainstream Adoption?

A deeper look into Starbucks’ crypto plans. The United States coffeehouse chain Starbucks is one of the most mainstream companies to look into crypto, and its intentions have finally been confirmed this week: The company has teamed up with Microsoft to track its beans with a blockchain. Moreover, reports say that the coffee giant might start accepting bitcoin (BTC) payments in its U.S. branches later this year. So, is the long-awaited mainstream adoption finally coming to the crypto market? As many mainstream companies, Starbucks leans toward the […]

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Coinbase-Backed Stablecoin Startup Reserve to Launch ‘Venmo Style App’ in Venezuela

Stablecoin project Reserve announced that it will launch a Venmo-like payments app in Venezuela and Angola. Stablecoin project Reserve announced that it will launch a crypto-fiat payments app in Venezuela and Angola in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 12. In the same announcement, the firm revealed that it is listing its separate utility token, Reserve Rights (RSR), on major exchange Huobi Global’s token sale platform, Houbi Prime. Per the press release, the project’s stablecoin app — to be launched for Android users via Google […]

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Crypto Meets Techno and Binance Security Breach in the Weekly Update From Bitcoin.com

Crypto meets techno with BCH-inspired music and discussion of the aftermath of the Binance security breach. In addition to learning about the latest developments, the winners of the latest giveaway will be revealed in this week’s video update on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel. Also Read: Why Cryptocurrency Investors Are Renouncing Their US Citizenship Crypto Meets Techno in Bitcoin.com’s Weekly Update This week’s show covers the techno duo Etnica, which has a new track called “Crypto,” inspired by BCH and featuring a voice-over cameo from Rick Falkvinge. The team […]

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Hodler’s Digest, May 6–12: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Fidelity may soon offer crypto trading, Facebook Coin may be launched in Q3 2019, and more. Top Stories This Week Hackers Withdraw 7,000 Bitcoins in Binance Crypto Exchange Security Breach Binance, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by daily trade volume, experienced a security breach this week, losing a little over 7,000 bitcoins (BTC). CEO Changpeng Zhao stated at the time that the bitcoins were withdrawn from its hot wallets, which contain only 2% of the exchange’s total bitcoin holdings. In the interim, proceedings from the hack […]

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Schnorr Signatures Are Coming to Bitcoin Cash – Here’s What You Should Know

On Wednesday, May 15, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network will be upgraded to incorporate the highly anticipated Schnorr signature algorithm, a digital signature scheme widely known for its simplicity. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTC Schnorr Sigs Are Coming Next week, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain will be upgraded by adding two specific elements to the network’s underlying mechanics — Schnorr signatures and Segwit recovery exemption. Schnorr signatures will be a distinctive upgrade feature that gives the BCH chain a leading edge […]

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Track Rising Crypto Prices With Cryptowat.ch

Cryptocurrency markets are booming this weekend and traders need adequate and timely information about prices and trends. Cryptowat.ch is an online platform that provides real-time market data and it’s highly customizable to suit the needs of different investors. Also read: Decryptionary Helps New Investors Understand Crypto Terms Online Platform Offers Real-Time Crypto Data and Charts The website provides both numbers and charts for hundreds of cryptocurrencies. It pulls the data from multiple exchanges and it’s constantly updating it. By default, the prices of digital assets are displayed […]

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Bitcoin To 20k By 2020? And The Reasons For The Bull Market

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Bitcoin History Part 12: When No One Wanted Your BTC

Today, bitcoin is so precious that its hodlers are prone to locking their keys away inside nuclear bunkers, bank vaults, and military grade hardware wallets. But things weren’t always that way. Back in the early days, bitcoin was deemed so undesirable that you would have struggled to give it away, while exchanging it for fiat currency was out of the question. Also read: Bitcoin History Part 11: The First Major Loss of Coins One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure The bitcoins you buy and sell on […]

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ErisX’s Spot Market: More Institutional Participation and Regulatory Oversight Coming to Crypto?

ErisX’s spot market could increase institutional participation — as well as regulatory oversight. United States-based cryptocurrency exchange ErisX recently announced the public launch of its spot market trading, a move that takes the company a step closer to its goal of being a one-stop shop for the trading of spot and futures contracts in a regulated environment. Per the information on its product page, ErisX will support dollar trading pair with bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin — in addition to bitcoin trading pairs with the other […]

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Indian Crypto Traders Undeterred by Ban Rumor

The Indian crypto community is undeterred by the widespread rumor that its government is discussing a bill which could ban some cryptocurrencies. Local crypto exchanges have revealed to news.Bitcoin.com that their trading volumes have been increasing despite this report. Meanwhile, experts have weighed in on this possible bill, and another crypto exchange may be shutting down due to the banking restriction by the central bank. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Unwavering Growth The media recently reported that the Indian government has […]

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