Monthly Archives: March 2020

Binance Academy Launches Blockchain Accelerator in China

Binance Academy has established a blockchain research institute in China to foster DLT innovation. Binance Academy, the educational arm of leading crypto exchange Binance, announced the establishment of a blockchain research institute in Shanghai on March 30. The Lingang Blockchain Technology and Industry Research Institute is intended to operate as a think-tank and talent hub for distributed ledger technology (DLT) innovation in China. Binance to integrate blockchain with other innovative technologies To accelerate the application of DLT in China, Binance’s blockchain institute plans to integrate blockchain with […]

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Singapore Crypto Exchange Eyes US Expansion After Registering With FinCEN

Bitget, a Singapore-headquartered digital asset platform, has obtained a license from the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. While global cryptocurrency firms increasingly come to Singapore to benefit from its crypto-friendly ecosystem, some local firms are also expanding their operations beyond local jurisdiction. Bitget, a Singapore-headquartered digital asset platform, has obtained regulatory approval from the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the primary regulator for money service businesses in the country. MSB license is part of Bitget’s strategy to be compliant in “as many regions as possible” […]

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Safeguarding Investments: Cryptimi.com Offers the Solution

Anyone venturing into the digital currency scene understands the significance of performing analyses to evaluate potential gains. Security breaches and hacking are a constant risk when it comes to the realm of cryptocurrencies. Nevertheless, the level of security and protection offered by the trading platform chosen is often overlooked. Consequently, this oversight has so far resulted in a loss of approximately $4.26 billion. Whenever scammers or hackers are successful in their fraudulent practices, this results in an average loss of $43 million. 2 Notorious Cases where Security […]

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Ubisoft and MakerDAO to Sponsor Blockchain Gaming Alliance Under New Leadership

Leading industry players like Ubisoft and MakerDAO will sponsor the Blockchain Gaming Alliance under a new president. The Blockchain Game Alliance (BGA) announced on March 30 the appointment of Sébastien Borget as President, while further adding that companies like Ubisoft, AMD, Animoca Brands, and MakerDAO have returned as sponsors for 2020. According to the announcement, the BGA — a coalition of 90 game and blockchain companies advocating for blockchain technology within the gaming industry — will seek to strengthen blockchain adoption to expand player capabilities without any […]

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Capitulation? BTC Battered by Biggest Mining Difficulty Drop Since 2011

Bitcoin price fell by 10% after the latest drop in mining difficulty, suggesting selling pressure from miners is driving down BTC price. Bitcoin (BTC) currently sits at $6,370, a slight recovery from the March 27 pullback which saw the price drop nearly 9% in 4 hours. Despite showing some bullish signs, Bitcoin is still down nearly 30% since last Friday. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the crash may have been caused by the recent mining difficulty adjustment of nearly -16%. The difficulty adjustment is how the Bitcoin […]

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China’s Oldest Exchange OKCoin Readies for Move Into Japan

China’s oldest exchange OKCoin has secured crypto licensing in Japan, makes OKCoin the first international exchange to obtain the license through an official channel. OKCoin, one of the oldest exchanges in China, is continuing its crypto exchange business expansion, announcing on March 30 that it has officially secured licensing in Japan. OKCoin has been anticipating this day Per its announcement, OKCoin Japan has completed its registration with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau. According to the firm, this makes OKCoin the first international exchange to obtain a cryptocurrency […]

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Bank of France Launches Experiment Program on Central Bank Digital Currency

The central bank of France officially announced a program of experiments to test the interbank integration of central bank digital currencies. As a number of global jurisdictions like the Bahamas and Sweden are already testing their central bank digital currencies (CBDC), French central bank is getting more straightforward regarding its own CBDC plans. The Bank of France is now officially launching a program of experiments to test the integration of a CBDC for interbank settlements, inviting potential participants to submit their applications. Bank of France doesn’t insist […]

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HIVE Blockchain Acquires Bitcoin Mining Facility for $2.8M

The Canadian firm HIVE has doubled its global mining capacity by acquiring a 30 M/W Bitcoin mining facility in Quebec. HIVE Blockchain Technologies, a Canadian publicly-traded ether (ETH) mining firm, has announced on March 30 the acquisition of a dedicated cryptocurrency mining operation with access to 30 megawatts of low-cost green power. The transaction was valued at CAD $4 million (USD $2.8 M). The facility, leased by Cryptologic Corp, is located in Lachute, Quebec. The firm intends to expand its total available power capacity globally to approximately […]

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Fake Trading Volumes and the Price of Bitcoin: Are They Connected?

From fake Bitcoin volumes to the connection between Google searches and the price of Bitcoin, here are some things you ought to know before you start trading cryptocurrency. Last year, Bitwise Asset Management reported to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission that 95% of trading volume in Bitcoin (BTC) was fake. Bitwise found that, according to data published by CoinMarketCap — a widely cited tracker of crypto statistics — Bitcoin’s approximate average daily volume in April 2019 was $10 billion. In comparison, just $5.5 billion worth […]

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The Law Is Coming for Bitcoin, Warns Satoshi Claimant Craig Wright

Self-styled Satoshi Nakamoto Craig Wright claims 2020 is the year the law comes for Bitcoin, which could spell trouble for Bitcoin miners and the Lightning Network. The man who claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto says 2020 is the year the law comes for Bitcoin. Writing on his personal blog, Craig Wright offered a view of Bitcoin’s future which doesn’t bode well for operators of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, or the coin’s miners. One of Bitcoin’s biggest attractions is its supposedly permissionless, authority-resistant nature. But according to Wright, these […]

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