Monthly Archives: November 2019

Crypto News From the German-Speaking World: Oct. 27 – Nov. 2 in Review

This week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain news from the German-speaking world, courtesy of Cointelegraph auf Deutsch. The German-speaking world has experienced another week full of exciting developments in the crypto industry, with Germany setting the pace in the European fintech scene, German banks arguing in favor of a digital euro, Austria testing how to trade electricity with blockchain technology, and the Swiss crypto trading platform Sibex securing a $1.8 million investment. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported by […]

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Crypto News From Turkey: Oct. 24–Nov. 2

From Cointelegraph Turkey: This week’s selected cryptocurrency and blockchain news from Turkey. In this week’s selected cryptocurrency- and blockchain-related news from Cointelegraph Turkey, the Turkish edition of Cointelegraph launched, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that he will be visiting Turkey to speak at the Capital Market Summit in November, and a Turkish CEO is convinced that Bitcoin (BTC) ads during soccer games are the right tool to bring BTC to the masses. Here is the past week of crypto and blockchain news in review, as originally reported […]

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Lawyer Asks Whether KYC Is Worth Exposing Users to Hacking and ID Theft

Lawyer Jake Chervinsky raised the question of whether exposing the public to risks with KYC requirements is worth enduring the risks. In the aftermath of the recent BitMEX data leak, lawyer and general counsel at decentralized finance startup Compound Finance Jake Chervinsky raised the question of whether exposing the public to data risks that Know Your Client (KYC) requirements entail is worth it. It is about time we reconsider KYC In a tweet posted on Nov. 1, Chervinsky calls KYC requirements “are a double-edged sword.” He explained […]

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CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

In mid-September, the foreign exchange company CME Group announced the launch of options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. CME Group executive Tim McCourt said there was “increasing client demand” for the firm’s bitcoin derivatives and now the company has published specifications for the options products. Also Read: French Ministry of Education Publishes Bitcoin Resource Guide for Educators CME Group’s Bitcoin Options The global markets company CME Group has provided clients with the ability to hedge or trade benchmark options on futures […]

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Kuverit Launches Multi Trader Marketplace

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. To what was considered as the “dot-com bubble” in the year 2000, Blockchain technology has become as sensationalised and disruptive as the internet was in the late 1990s. Even though the technology is still in its infancy stage, individuals and corporate bodies are already leveraging on it to expand their […]

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CasperLabs Shows First ‘Provably Safe’ Ethereum PoS Protocol ‘Highway’

CasperLabs announces “Highway,” reportedly the first correct-by-construction Casper proof of stake implementation that is provably live and safe. Ethereum development firm CasperLabs announced “Highway,” allegedly the first correct-by-construction Casper Proof of Stake (PoS) implementation that is provably live and safe. Provably safe and live According to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Nov. 1, a protocol is safe if it is consistent in its decision and live if it guarantees a decision. CasperLabs claims that both those features are part of Highway and that their presence […]

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Bitcoin Price Breaks $9,300 as Alts See Moderate Gains

Most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day, as Bitcoin breaks the $9,300 mark again. Saturday, Nov. 2 — most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting moderate gains on the day at press time, after Bitcoin (BTC) broke the $9,300 mark again. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin price is currently up by 2.06% on the day, trading at around $9,326 at press time, according to Coin360. Looking at its weekly chart, the coin is up by about 0.89%. Bitcoin 7-day […]

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Bitmain’s New IPO Attempt in Jeopardy as In-Fighting Goes Public

After being pummeled by the 2018 crypto winter, two mining giants — Bitmain and Canaan — have filed for IPOs with the SEC in U.S. In 2017, Bitmain ruled the roost and all eyes were on China, but 2018 was a barren year for cryptocurrency. Prices plummeted. Companies crumpled. The long-awaited initial public offerings of two crypto mining titans, Bitmain and Canaan Creative, failed at the final hurdle as the crypto winter humbled even the most ambitious crypto companies.  But not for long. After biding their time […]

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23 Central Banks Divulge Their Digital Currency Requirements

Twenty-three leading central banks participated in an in-depth survey on their digital currency developments and requirements, including fungibility, convertibility, and availability. They also discussed the timeframe for issuing consumer-ready central bank digital currencies and divulged their greatest concerns about implementing them. Also read: China Ranks 35 Crypto Projects as President Xi Pushes Blockchain The First CBDC: When and Where The OMFIF, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, is an independent think tank for central banking, with a focus on economic and monetary policy, asset management and […]

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Former US Congressman Ron Paul Receives His First Bitcoin

Former Texas Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul received his first BTC from Bitcoin entrepreneur Bobby Lee. Former Texas Republican congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul received his reportedly first Bitcoin (BTC) from Bitcoin Foundation board member and Bitcoin wallet startup Ballet Crypto founder, Bobby Lee, on Oct. 28. Ron Paul now owns a gold plated Bitcoin wallet Lee publicly announced the gift he had given to Paul on Nov. 2, noting that the coin has been loaded into a gold-plated Bitcoin wallet produced by his […]

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