Monthly Archives: September 2019

Ripple CEO to CNN: ‘We Are the Most Interested Party’ in XRP’s Success

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse deflects accusations of XRP price manipulation, saying ‘we are the most interested party in the success of the XRP ecosystem.’ Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse rejects accusations that his company manipulates XRP price in an interview today with CNN anchor Julia Chatterley.  On Sept. 12, CNN’s Julia Chatterley started the interview with Ripple’s CEO Brad Garlinghouse by saying that CNN has been looking at ways cryptocurrencies can be a force for good, before progressing to discussion of whether Ripple is actively dumping XRP on […]

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Major Coins Report Mixed Signals, ETC Sees Modest Gains Following Hard Fork

Cryptocurrency markets are reporting mixed signals today as Bitcoin says steady above $10,000. Thursday, Sept. 12 — Cryptocurrency markets are reporting mixed signals today after Bitcoin (BTC) stuck above $10,000 as it was earlier today, according to data from Coin360. Market visualization. Source: Coin360 BTC is up 2.19% over the past 24 hours and is trading at around $10,302 at press time. The leading coin has seen slight volatility during the day, having dropped to as low as $10,056, while the intraday high was $10,393. Bitcoin seven-day […]

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Tether Mints 300M USDT in Chain Swap, Corresponding Burn Still Awaits

Cryptocurrency transaction reporting service Whale Alert points out that Tether minted 300 million USDT in a protocol swap, but no burn has taken place. The operator of leading stablecoin USDT, Tether, minted 300 million USDT in a swap from the Bitcoin-based (BTC) tokenization protocol Omni to Ethereum, but the corresponding burn has not yet taken place. Whale Alert, a twitter account dedicated to reporting big cryptocurrency transactions, pointed out the coinage described above in a tweet published on Sept. 12. In a second tweet submitted as an […]

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Report: Blockchain Devices Market to Grow to $1.285 Billion by 2024

The blockchain devices market is expected to grow to $1.285 billion by 2024, per recent research by intelligence and market research platform MarketsandMarkets. The blockchain devices market is expected to grow by 42.5% at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) by 2024, according to a recent research by intelligence and market research platform MarketsandMarkets. On Sept. 12, MarketsandMarkets released a report dubbed “Blockchain Devices Market by Type (Blockchain Smartphones, Crypto Hardware Wallets, Crypto ATMs, POS Devices, & Others), Connectivity (Wired & Wireless), Application (Personal & Corporate), and […]

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PR: Sportsbet.io and Watford FC Drive Bitcoin Awareness

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Thursday, September 12th – The Bitcoin logo (₿) will appear on the shirt sleeve of Premier League football club Watford this season, as part of an educational drive led by the innovative sports betting brand Sportsbet.io. The logo is part of a wider campaign to improve awareness around Bitcoin and […]

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Developer Reveals Token Reward Platform Fueled by Bitcoin Cash

There’s a new crypto platform called Honeypoints that just released for beta testing on Apple’s Testflight. The digital currency application created by two former Bitcoin.com employees aims to fuel merchant adoption with loyalty rewards. The Honeypoints app is meant to stimulate retail acceptance by rewarding customers with unique crypto tokens when they make a purchase or show loyalty. Also Read: SLP Developers Publish Specs for a Unique Type of Non-Fungible Tokens Honeypoints: An SLP Token Reward Platform Built on the Bitcoin Cash Network Last week at the […]

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Institutional Cryptocurrency Interest Is Booming, Regulations Need to Catch Up

With institutional interest in crypto assets growing, crypto-specific projects and traditional finance companies alike have been ramping up their institutional offerings to cater to the needs of this specific client base. Though a lot of effort has been put into building secure infrastructure and solutions for financial institutions to enter the cryptocurrency field, unclear regulations remain a significant barrier to institutional adoption. Rising Interest in Institutional Cryptocurrency Investment The past year has been undeniably marked by the entrance of professional traders and institutions into cryptocurrency, driven by […]

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New Research Offers Insight Into Iranian Bitcoiners

Iran has been a mixed environment for Bitcoin lately, with citizens interested in participating in the community, a government hit heavily with economic sanctions and nationally subsidized power that makes it an attractive hub for mining operations.  Research announced by analytics firm Gate Trade on September 11, 2019, offered some more insight into the popularity and economic viability of cryptocurrency activity for bitcoiners in the country. “Out of 1,650 Iranian bitcoiners surveyed in Persian Telegram groups, 25 percent earned $500 to $3,000 a month from working with […]

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Ethereum Classic Successfully Implements Atlantis Hard Fork

The team behind Ethereum Classic has activated the Atlantis hard fork, aimed at improving the altcoin’s functionality and compatibility with Ethereum. The team behind Ethereum Classic (ETC) has activated the Atlantis hard fork aimed at the improvement of the altcoin’s functionality and compatibility with Ethereum (ETH). The news was announced in a Twitter post by ETC Director of Developer Relations, Yaz Khoury on Sept 12. Khoury congratulated the project with the development, saying: “Congratulations @eth_classic on the successful activation of the Atlantis Hardfork! Was one of the […]

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Crypto Brokerage Tagomi Makes Shorting Bitcoin and Ether Easier

Users of New York-based cryptocurrency brokerage and trading platform Tagomi now can lend or borrow Bitcoin and Ether to facilitate long or short trades. New York-based cryptocurrency brokerage and trading platform Tagomi allows its users to lend or borrow Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) to facilitate long or short trades. Bloomberg Quint reported on Sept. 12 that the exchange aims to make shorting easier by offering immediate access to multiple counterparties from a single platform. The state of shoring in crypto Per the report, to short crypto […]

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