Monthly Archives: February 2020

Bahamas Digital Dollar to Roll out Across All Islands in H2 2020, Governor Says

The Central Bank of the Bahamas plans to adopt the Bahamian digital dollar pilot in the second half of 2020. While major industry actors argue that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) are years or decades ahead, the Bahamas plan to adopt a CBDC no later than 2020. John Rolle, the governor of the Central Bank of the Bahamas (CBOB), has reportedly confirmed that the Bahamian digital dollar initiative will be introduced across all islands in the second half of 2020. Bahamas has already launched a pilot in […]

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Five Crypto Relationships Worth Noting on Valentine’s Day

In the Senate, Loeffler will reportedly help oversee the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a potential conflict of interest given that her husband’s company is regulated by the CFTC. Today is Saint Valentine’s Day, and in honor of this most romantic of holidays, Cointelegraph presents five of the crypto community’s most notable unions and breakups of the past 12 months. Kelly Lynn Loeffler and Bakkt Kelly Lynn Loeffler split from the crypto world in 2019, but can you blame her? Loeffler left Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt, where […]

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IOHK Donates $500,000 to University of Wyoming’s Blockchain Lab

IOHK donates $500,000 in ADA cryptocurrency to the University of Wyoming to advance blockchain research and development. IOHK, the software company behind Cardano, announced on Feb. 14 a donation of $500,000 in Cardano (ADA) to support and develop the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Blockchain Research and Development Lab. Professor James Caldwell, Assistant Professor Mike Borowczak and Philip Schlump will co-direct the Advanced Blockchain Research and Development Lab. Professor Borowczak told Cointelegprah that IOHK’s donation will be used to support faculty and graduate students in developing practical applications […]

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Bitcoin Price Bull Run May Last 3 Years With $45K Top, Says Tone Vays

Popular crypto celebrity Tone Vays speaks to filbfilb, the market analyst who accurately called Bitcoin’s bottom in 2018 and 2019. Today popular market analyst and Cointelegraph contributor filbfilb joined veteran trader Tone Vays on his YouTube trading channel. During the discussion, each trader discussed their long and short-term vision of Bitcoin’s price (BTC) action, along with the various trading indicators and styles they use.  According to Vays, Bitcoin’s price action on the weekly time frame remains strongly bullish as Bitcoin broke through multiple levels of resistance and […]

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IOTA Network Still Down: How the Next Bitcoin Killer Screeched to a Halt

On February 13, the IOTA network came to a screeching halt and the IOTA Foundation reports that $1.6 million worth of the native currency was stolen. The following day, the IOTA network status page still shows the mainnet is “not operational” and the development team has found an “exploit related to the Trinity Wallet.” Also Read: IOTA, EOS, XLM, ADA – 4 ‘Bitcoin Contenders’ With Zero Use Cases and Barely Any Infrastructure IOTA Trinity Wallet Compromised for $1.6M The IOTA network is a hot topic within the […]

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Does Blockstack Really Have 1 Million Verified Users?

Blockstack’s claim of having one million verified users has been questioned extensively, which prompted Cointelegraph to investigate its blockchain data. Blockstack PBC announced on Jan. 29 the completion of its “Milestone II” that unlocked $6.8 million from its 2017 initial coin offering. The project claims to have on-boarded one million verified users, an achievement that some in the community did not believe. Cointelegraph conducted an analysis of blockchain data to see if this claim could be confirmed. The importance of the milestone The Blockstack initial coin offering […]

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Google Partnership with Hedera Hashgraph Can Generate $1.9B by 2024

Cointelegraph talks to Hedera Hashgraph CEO about the potential of the company and how their governance model triumphs Libra. Independent research firm Fundstrat predicts that Hedera Hashgraph, the enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, could generate $1.9 billion in value across its network by 2024. Fundstart’s predictions are highlighted in their latest report, which analyzes Hedera’s recent growth.  The report shows that Hedera’s platform has handled over 36 million transactions since September 2019 when the network became publicly available for anyone to build, test and deploy applications on […]

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Price Analysis Feb 14: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, ADA

A deeper correction may have to wait as many major cryptocurrencies are looking strong and their uptrend is likely to continue. Interest in Bitcoin (BTC) has surged significantly after its rally above $10,000 and if the bulls can sustain the price above this psychological level, it is likely to attract further attention. While it is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason for this resurgence, a host of factors such as the China coronavirus scare, the upcoming Bitcoin halving, discussion of launching a central bank digital currency by […]

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BCH Latam: Creating a Viral Feedback Loop for Mass Adoption With Bitcoin Cash

This week news.Bitcoin.com spoke with George Donnelly from the BCH Latam initiative about his plan to help the people of Latin America “achieve greater individual liberty and prosperity.” Donnelly explained the BCH Latam initiative aims to generate greater financial inclusion through mass adoption systems and the organization’s gamified adoption app will help with this goal. Also Read: 3 Cents per kWh – Central Asia’s Cheap Electricity Entices Chinese Bitcoin Miners From Dash to Bitcoin Cash: George Donnelly Discusses the BCH Latam Initiative George Donnelly is a libertarian […]

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Steemit to Shift Its Proprietary Blockchain and Token to Tron Network

Tron partners with Steemit, a major blockchain-based blogging and social networking website that will be moving to Tron’s network. The Tron Foundation, a cryptocurrency firm that is known for hyping its long ledger of partnerships, appears to have entered a particularly important one today. The maintainer of major cryptocurrency Tron (TRX) has just partnered with Steemit, a major blockchain-based blogging and social networking website to provide its network for Steemit services. Steemit old token STEEM to move to the Tron blockchain, too As part of the strategic […]

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