Monthly Archives: January 2020

ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants

Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected ConsenSys as a technology partner. Covantis, a blockchain initiative backed by global agribusiness giants like Cargill, has selected major Ethereum-focused firm ConsenSys as a technology partner. Within the partnership, ConsenSys will build an Ethereum-based blockchain platform to digitize the post-trade finance industry and bring efficiencies and cost savings to the international agribusiness supply chain, Covantis said in a Jan. 23 press release. Four agribusiness giants established the initiative in 2018, while Covantis’ name came […]

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Effect of CME Futures Options on BTC Price Depends on Halving

CME’s recent launch of BTC options on futures is already generating significant volume, but will it have any effect on Bitcoin’s price? CME Group launched new Bitcoin options on Jan. 14, which was revealed by the company’s global head of equity products Tim McCourt. The introduction of crypto options by a derivatives heavyweight in CME will further uplift the institutional infrastructure supporting the asset class. Over the long term, investors generally anticipate improvements in the infrastructure surrounding Bitcoin (BTC) to have a positive impact on the cryptocurrency […]

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Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger

Citing inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing an air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis. Citing the inadequate weather data collection, an international partnership is testing the world’s first air quality ledger and trying to stem a global crisis. Air quality as public health crisis PlanetWatch announced earlier today the battle-testing of air quality monitors linked to research firm Algorand’s blockchain. “It is currently operating in several Italian cities (fixed installations and mobile ones on trolleys and buses), plus a long-term […]

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UK’s Lancashire Cricket Club Now Uses Blockchain Platform to Sell Tickets

The UK’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform. The United Kingdom’s legendary Lancashire Cricket Club will sell tickets for all domestic and international fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford in 2020 through a blockchain-based platform. In a news release on Jan. 24, the club revealed that it will use a blockchain-powered mobile tickets platform dubbed TIXnGO. The platform has been jointly developed with Lancashire’s ticketing service provider, SecuTis, and was successfully […]

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Two Veteran Traders See Bullish Signs With Bitcoin Rebounding to $8.5K

Bitcoin held $8.2K, leading to an oversold bounce that produced a 3.97% gain but now the price is struggling to push through the 50-EMA as $8.5K presents resistance. Bitcoin (BTC) bulls are attempting to start the weekend on the good foot by pushing the price to $8,500 and above. Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360 In the past 24 hours, Bitcoin price bounced off the 200-day moving average (DMA) at $8,200 and, as suggested earlier, an oversold bounce on the shorter time frame provided traders with the […]

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How to Obscure Bitcoin Cash Transaction Data by Leveraging Cashfusion

Bitcoin Cash developers recently released the alpha software for Cashfusion, a privacy-preserving feature added to the Electron Cash wallet. During the last week, crypto proponents and developers have been testing the protocol regularly in order to find issues and provide the Cashfusion team with feedback. News.Bitcoin.com tested the alpha version of Cashfusion so readers can get a glimpse at how the feature works and how you can fuse transactions on your own. Also read: How to Create Custom SLP Tokens With the Bitcoin.com Mint Cashfusion Privacy: A […]

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LinkedIn Co-Founder Blue Outlines Risks of Blockchain Sexism: WEF

Women are still at risk of being excluded from jobs in fast-growing careers like blockchain and artificial intelligence, a LinkedIn co-founder warned. Women are still at risk of being excluded from jobs in fast-growing careers like blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI), a LinkedIn co-founder warned. Allen Blue, co-founder of major professional social network LinkedIn, has raised concerns about occupational inequality in industries like blockchain at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos on Jan. 24. The executive delivered his remarks on the issue in an interview […]

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Major Bitcoin Cash Pools Force 12.5% Mining Tax on Community

Leading Bitcoin Cash personalities and companies are forcing the community to introduce a tax on block rewards to fund development, amid strong criticism. Leading Bitcoin Cash (BCH) personalities, including Bitmain CEO Jihan Wu and Bitcoin.com CEO Roger Ver, proposed on Jan. 22 an “infrastructure funding plan” that would see miners donate 12.5 percent of all block rewards to a Hong Kong entity. Many in the community turned harsh critics of the proposal. The fund would be used to promote Bitcoin Cash development, which the miners argue is […]

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Price Analysis Jan 24: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XLM, ADA

The bulls have held the immediate support level on most major cryptocurrencies, which is a positive sign. This suggests that the sentiment is to buy the dips. The International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath said in a panel discussion at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that Facebook’s Libra was a major trigger that made people reconsider the status of the dollar as the reserve currency of the world. Brazil’s Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, who was also a part of the panel, said that […]

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ECB Keeps Subzero Interest Rates and Open-Ended QE Worth €20B a Month But Launches Policy Review

The European Central Bank (ECB) has launched an extensive review that will examine a wide range of its policies by the end of this year. Under its new president, Christine Lagarde, the bank will try to establish why its monetary stimulus has failed to achieve the Eurozone’s goal of close to 2% inflation. Sharing few details, Lagarde indicated the ECB will go on pushing towards the threshold as the institution’s governing body kept a key interest rate below zero and pledged to continue to inject billions into […]

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