Monthly Archives: May 2019

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 15

Major coins are rallying as the crypto space welcomes a series of positive developments. 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. As the Bitcoin rally picked up momentum, the volume also spiked higher. Bitcoin futures on CME made a new record as the number of traded contracts reached […]

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Huobi Launches OTC Desk for Institutional Investors

Major global crypto exchange Huobi launched a Gibraltar-regulated OTC desk to fulfill demand for large volume trading. Major global crypto exchange Huobi has launched a regulated over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk for institutional investors, according to a blog post on May 15. The new OTC crypto trading platform, Huobi OTC Desk, is fully regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC), and enables major fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto trading pairs. Unlike the existing Huobi’s OTC retail products, the new OTC trading desk enables a principal OTC trading process under Huobi […]

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Bitcoin Touches $8,200, Gold Hits Its Highest Point Since April

Cryptocurrencies have entered the green zone after seeing some losses over the past day, with bitcoin briefly hitting $8,200. Wednesday, May 15 — All of the top 20 coins are in the green after seeing some losses over the past day, with some reporting double-digit gains, according to Coin360. Market visualization by Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) is up over 4% on the day, trading at $8,135 at press time after reaching above $8,200. Earlier today, bitcoin dropped under the $8,000 price point to trade […]

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Bitcoin Cash Experiences Bug During Scheduled Hard Fork Upgrade

In the course of a planned hard fork update, the BCH network appears to have experienced difficulties processing transactions. In the course of a planned hard fork update, the bitcoin cash (BCH) network experienced difficulties processing transactions, cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX tweeted on May 15. Following the expected fork at block 582,680, the network purportedly began to experience issues with transactions. BitMEX said that the number of transactions per block was low — 0 in the last 9 blocks starting at block 582,687. Bitcoin cash transaction per block. […]

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Reserve CEO Predicts Central Banks Will Tokenize, Still Room for Stablecoins

The CEO of Reserve thinks central banks will tokenize their currency, but businesses will choose other stablecoin services for their privacy. CEO Nevin Freeman of stablecoin startup Reserve predicts that central banks will tokenize their currency at some point, but stablecoins will likely still have an advantage in offering privacy. Freeman delivered his remarks at the Consensus 2019 panel “The End of Volatility? Stablecoins on the Rise” on May 15. During the panel, moderator Joel Telpner, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP, asked the speakers why […]

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Fidelity Investments Seeks Talent for Its Digital Assets Division

U.S.-based holding company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital assets wing, Fidelity Digital Assets. American investment management company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital asset wing, Fidelity Digital Assets, according to the company’s job offer listing. Fidelity is looking for nine professionals in fields ranging from analytics and data engineering to blockchain solutions architecture and blockchain solutions engineering. The company is hiring a Vice President of Solutions Architecture (blockchain, cryptocurrency), and a Blockchain Software Engineer among other related titles. Some of the job […]

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From Exxon to Crypto: the Story of Joey King on the Humans of Bitcoin Podcast

Joey King, a developer at Bitcoin.com, is the latest character to have shared his story on the Humans of Bitcoin podcast with Matt Aaron. The interview covers how he went from working in the oil industry to being a crypto programmer to how he sees the propaganda efforts of Napoleon reflected in the market today. Also Read: Why Cryptocurrency Investors Are Renouncing Their US Citizenship Listen to The Education of Joey King In the first part of the interview, Joey King talks a little bit about his […]

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Blockstream Releases First Enterprise-Grade Product on Liquid

Security tokens are coming to Bitcoin, courtesy of Blockstream. The Bitcoin and blockchain technology company announced on May 15, 2019, the final day of the Consensus 2019 conference, that Liquid Securities, a platform for issuing and managing security tokens on its Liquid sidechain, is ready to go live. This platform will provide Liquid and its users with its first product to issue digital assets, a foundational milestone for bringing tokenization to the Bitcoin network. Launched in October 2018, the Liquid sidechain is an auxiliary network built on […]

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Tether and Bitfinex Ask New York Attorney General for Fund Accessibility

Attorneys for Tether and Bitfinex are hoping to get the former access to its reserves amid a legal dispute with New York Office of the Attorney General (NYOAG). In a letter sent to the New York County Supreme Court, attorneys representing iFinex (the parent organization of Bitfinex) and Tether took issue with the restrictions that had been placed on Tether’s transactions with related parties as part of an ongoing case against them, stating that the NYOAG had no basis for disallowing tether (USDT) holders and other affiliated […]

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Brian Armstrong: Coinbase Custody Has $1 Billion of Crypto Under Management

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong says the exchange’s custody service received the $1 billion in the 12 months after its launch. During an on-stage discussion at Consensus, Brian Armstrong, CEO of major United States cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, said that its custody service has already received $1 billion in crypto under management. Coindesk reported on Armstrong’s comments on Wednesday, May 15. Panel moderator and Wall Street Journal reporter Paul Vigna asked Armstrong about the perspectives of institutional investments in the crypto industry. In response, the Coinbase CEO provided an […]

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