Monthly Archives: September 2019

Crypto News From Brazil: Sept. 2–8 in Review

Cointelegraph Brasil presents a weekly digest of selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news. Brazil has seen a tumultuous week in the cryptocurrency industry. The tax agency announced that they are running out of funds, the Securities and Exchange Commision (CVM) claimed that Brazil is “broke,” the Central Bank of Brazil introduced a new instant payment system, and Cielo, Brazil’s largest credit card operator, is now accepting Bitcoin and crypto. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by Cointelegraph Brasil. Brazilian […]

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Apple Hint, XRP Dump, Mystery $1 Billion Transfer: Hodler’s Digest, Sept. 2–8

Ripple users are left infuriated after the company’s latest XRP dump, Craig Wright challenges 500,000 BTC payout, and Apple says it is watching crypto closely. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Ripple transfers 500 million XRP from its escrow wallet Ripple turned heads this week when data from […]

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‘Avoid Biased Calculations’ Says Crypto Researcher After Cherry-Picked Chart Debate

On Friday, crypto analytics site Messari and data analyst Zack Voell shared a controversial chart called “Bitcoin Cash versus Lightning,” which claims to display a comparison of activity for both networks. Voell contended that the Lightning Network was growing at a faster rate than the scaling solution BCH has to offer. The way the chart was portrayed and the written critique was contentious, to say the least, and crypto supporters accused the Messari analyst of being biased and “cherry picking” data. Also Read: Bitcoin’s Early Days: How […]

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Altcoins See Slight Uptick While Bitcoin Is Stuck Around $10,400

Bitcoin is stuck around $10,400, while most altcoins are picking up steam and showing green candlesticks across the board. Sunday, Sept. 8 — The price of Bitcoin (BTC) is holding around the $10,400 price mark, while altcoins are showing slight gains across the board. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 Bitcoin has shown little price movement in the last 24 hours, hitting an intraday high of $10,580 while stabilizing close to $10,400 for the last part of the day. At press time the world’s most popular cryptocurrency is trading […]

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Top-5 Crypto Performers: XMR, EOS, BCH, BTC, DASH

Can the top performers of the past week build on the gains and turn bullish? Let’s look at the charts. The United States Federal Reserve is not working on a digital currency of its own, said Fed Chair Jerome Powell. He said that cyber security issues are likely to deter central banks from releasing their own digital currency. However, reports suggest that China might launch its digital currency as early as Nov. 11. If the Chinese digital currency becomes a success, it will force other central banks […]

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Crypto, Cash and Drugs: Crypto Use Grows as Drug Trade Digitalizes

The online drug trade is on the rise. Learn about Bitcoin’s involvement and whether it is able to completely replace cash in the drug trade in the near future. From speculation about its inherent value to theories about it being the payment method of choice for criminals, cryptocurrency is having a tough time keeping a clean name. One of the most common accusations is that cryptocurrencies perpetuate the sale of illicit drugs, a view recently expressed by United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Cointelegraph takes a look […]

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The 3 Top Drivers of Crypto Adoption – BCH City Wrap-Up

With Townsville, Australia’s Bitcoin Cash City conference and related post-conference events now all wrapped up, participants are heading home to get back to the grind. As such, it stands to take a look at the conference as a whole and BCH adoption in and beyond the land of Oz, which is fueled by three critical factors. Additionally, attendees and organizers alike cited the diversity of ideas and speakers as one of the main strengths of the event. Other areas of the world are already in the midst […]

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Crypto Exchange Binance.US to Launch ‘in the Coming Weeks’

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s United States-based branch Binance.US to launch in the coming weeks, KYC registration to begin in advance. Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance’s United States-based branch Binance.US will launch in the coming weeks, preceded by Know Your Customer (KYC) registration a few days earlier. According to a Medium post published by Binance.US on Sept. 6, while the launch of the trading platform itself is expected in the following weeks, KYC onboarding will start a few days earlier. The aim of this is to ensure that users […]

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Bitcoin’s Scaling Problems Forced Facebook to Launch Libra

If it wasn’t for Bitcoin there would be no Libra. That much is self-evident, since Satoshi’s creation laid the groundwork for every crypto asset that’s followed. The extent to which Bitcoin was responsible for spawning Facebook’s currency has now been made brutally clear in an interview with Abra’s Bill Barhydt. The investment platform’s CEO claims that Facebook wanted to integrate BTC directly into its billion-strong social network – but was forced to create Libra instead due to Bitcoin’s inability to scale. Also read: You Can Buy a […]

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Research: Blockchain Technology to Be Standardized by 2021

American business and financial services company Moody’s recent research report predicts that blockchain technology will probably be standardized by 2021. Blockchain technology will most likely be standardized by 2021, according to American business and financial services company Moody’s. Per the research report published on Sept. 5, these standards will probably be established in the blockchain industry by 2021 and will be positive for “future securitisations using the technology.” The company claims that this could result in time and cost savings, automation and faster data availability. Blockchain interoperability […]

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