Monthly Archives: January 2020

Asset Manager WisdomTree Hopes to Launch a Stablecoin in the US

Asset manager WisdomTree intends to launch a regulated stablecoin in the United States. Asset manager WisdomTree intends to launch a regulated stablecoin in the United States, financial news outlet FNLondon reported on Jan. 13. Per the report, WisdomTree is looking to deploy a digital currency backed to a basket of assets such as gold, fiat currencies or government debt. The firm also intends to obtain approval by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its project. The news follows a recent announcement that WisdomTree invested in […]

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From Meatspace to Cyberspace: Top Execs Moving From Traditional to Crypto Jobs in 2019

Prices moved up and back down, yet the talent kept coming to work: Let’s take a look at a list of individuals who abandoned legacy industries and ventured into blockchain in 2019. Prominent figures from a range of long-established companies found greener pastures in the blockchain realm in 2019. From BlackRock to Goldman Sachs, and from HSBC to the SEC, traditional industries saw some of their top personnel leave for new prospects in cryptocurrency over the past year.  Early 2019 Frigid winter conditions in the crypto market […]

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Telegram Will Release Bank Records to SEC in Ongoing Gram ICO Case

Per today’s filings, Telegram will provide the requested bank records that the SEC believes will be evidence of rule-breaking in its $1.7 billion offering of Gram tokens. Telegram will release bank records that the United States Securities Exchange Commission believes will prove misconduct in the latter’s $1.7 billion offering of Gram tokens.  International privacy laws and the new information Per a Jan. 13 filing with the court of the Southern District of New York (SDNY), Telegram will have until Feb. 26 to provide the court with the […]

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Online Bullion Marketplace Onegold Sees $50 Million in Crypto Payments

On January 13, the online bullion marketplace Onegold announced the launch of a new mobile application so customers can buy, sell or redeem precious metals at any time. Since 2018, Onegold has accepted cryptocurrencies like BCH and BTC and the firm currently gives customers a 2% discount for paying with cryptocurrencies. According to Bitpay, Onegold has seen $50 million worth of crypto payments since supporting digital assets, which represents 10% of the firm’s yearly revenue. Also Read: Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved in Over a […]

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Power Ledger Integrates Blockchain-Based Energy Auditing in Solar Power Asset

Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kW photovoltaic system that will use a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Australia-based blockchain energy firm Power Ledger has purchased a 250 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system that will utilize a blockchain-based data management and settlement system. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 13, Power Ledger purchased the system from Perdaman Advanced Energy, an Australian firm that provides clean energy consulting and project development. The new system will be located in Maddington and integrate […]

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Do CoinJoins Really Require Equal Transaction Amounts for Privacy? Part One: CashFusion

Although Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper suggests that privacy was a design goal of the Bitcoin protocol, blockchain analysis can often break users’ privacy. This is a problem. Bitcoin users might not necessarily want the world to know where they spend their money, what they earn or how much they own, while businesses may not want to leak transaction details to competitors — to name some examples. But there are solutions to regain privacy, like CoinJoin. Some of the most popular mixing solutions available today use this trick, […]

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Bitcoin Holding $8K as Support but What Will it Take to Break $10K?

Bulls look to regroup from a position of strength and aim to take Bitcoin price to new highs in 2020 by turning the $8,000 level into support. Bitcoin price (BTC) closed the week at $8,180 representing an 11% gain for the week after struggling to break the resistance at $7,600 for most of November and December. The price is down around 1% on Monday but the bulls have retained the $8K handle. Total market cap excluding Bitcoin was up 12.5% last week meaning that altcoins are starting […]

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CME’s Options on Bitcoin Futures Pass Regulatory Approval and Go Live

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has launched its new Bitcoin options on futures, following the acquisition of necessary regulatory approval. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has received necessary regulatory approval and has launched its new Bitcoin (BTC) futures options as of today, Jan. 13. According to the official website of CME, the new type of Bitcoin derivatives contract — Bitcoin futures options — is now live, which comes in line with the company’s plans announced in November 2019. CME’s Bitcoin futures options was subject to “regulatory approval” earlier […]

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SEC Requests Telegram Banking Data as New Evidence Emerges

The SEC is renewing its request for Telegram’s bank records in connection to a 2018 ICO as evidence of commission-driven sale of tokens by third parties emerges. The Securities and Exchange Commission is once again requesting that Telegram provide bank records on its Gram initial coin offering (ICO).  The timing of the request, filed on Jan. 10, coincides with new evidence of alleged underwriters requesting commission fees for the sale of Telegram tokens. The reappearance of an earlier request The request for banking data comes four days […]

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Price Analysis Jan 13: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, EOS, BNB, BSV, XMR, TRX

Though several cryptocurrencies are stuck in a range, the trend is gradually turning positive. Bitcoin has seen an uptick in volumes in the new year. A report by cryptocurrency market research firm Arcane Research shows that 7-day average daily trading volume has surged 126% in a week. Along with Bitcoin trading volume, the CME Bitcoin futures contract has also seen increased activity. The Bitcoin futures open interest has skyrocketed to a seven month high, which is only behind the peak seen at the end of June.  A […]

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