Monthly Archives: January 2019

Bitmain Continues to Downsize Amid Management Restructuring Reports

Chinese crypto mining juggernaut Bitmain has taken a substantial hit in the recent crypto crash, leading to negative consequences for the company on many fronts. Just today, a source has confirmed with Bitcoin Magazine that the company is shutting down its offices in Amsterdam. Throughout December 2018, for example, like many companies in the crypto space, Bitmain appeared to be gearing up for a wave of layoffs. With employees taking to semi-anonymous, Chinese forums to describe their experiences, reports claimed that entire departments were completely shuttered, and […]

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Crypto Asset Manager LedgerX Launches Bitcoin Volatility Index

LedgerX has launched its first Bitcoin (BTC) price volatility index LXVX. LedgerX has launched its first Bitcoin (BTC) price volatility index. The launch of LedgerX Volatility Index (LXVX) was revealed to Cointelegraph by the company’s spokesperson on Jan. 14. LedgerX is a cryptocurrency asset manager regulated by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The official press release shared with Cointelegraph explains how the index is formed: “The LXVX incorporates the level of fear and uncertainty in the bitcoin market, and thus can be thought of […]

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 14

With some institutional players signalling diametrically opposite stances on crypto, we turn to the charts to see what the market’s next move will be. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. The market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. After the two years of price-centric action in the cryptocurrency industry, 2019 might shift the focus […]

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Canadian Electoral Agency Clarifies Cryptocurrency Donations for Political Use

Canada’s electoral body has started consultations on how political parties should handle cryptocurrency donations ahead of general elections slated for October. Political parties have requested guidance from Elections Canada (EC) on accepting contributions and conducting other transactions in bitcoin. EC has now released a draft note that broadly takes the position that cryptocurrency donations are non-monetary, in-kind contributions. Also read: Thai Startup Atomicpay Launches Non-Custodial Crypto Payments Platform ‘Cryptocurrency Is More Like Bonds and Stocks’ In the draft guidelines published on the Elections Canada website, the autonomous agency […]

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Bittrex Launches Over-the-Counter Trading Platform for Bitcoin, Crypto

Major cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex will launch an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk today, January 14, 2018, by 18:00 UTC. The service will allow investors to trade nearly 200 digital assets currently offered on the Bittrex trading platform. OTC trading is popular with institutional investors who trade in large volumes of cryptocurrencies. This form of crypto trading happens between two parties, and it takes place away from the exchanges. OTC trades are often handled via brokers, who offer high-volume traders a trading desk to execute large trades with a […]

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Banking Giant HSBC’s Blockchain Platform Processed $250 Billion in Forex in 2018

HSBC has been operating blockchain-based forex payments for just ten months but has seen huge growth. International banking giant HSBC settled $250 billion of forex trades using blockchain technology in 2018. The company has revealed the figure in a press release quoted by the Financial Times (FT) Jan. 14. Through its proprietary blockchain platform dubbed “FX Everywhere,” HSBC handled 3 million transactions, which translated into 150,000 payments since it launched in February. The technology allows HSBC to “conduct thousands of foreign exchange transactions within the bank, across […]

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Crypto Markets Show Signs of Recovery Following Severe Losses

Cryptocurrencies have started growing again after seeing significant losses over the past couple of days. Monday, Jan. 14 —  the vast majority of cryptocurrencies are recovering after experiencing severe losses over the last several days, according to Coin360. Of the top 20 by market capitalization, only the stablecoins USD Coin (USDC) and Tether (USDT) are still in the red. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) has seen an increase of nearly five percent on the day, and is trading at around $3,717 at press […]

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BCH Developer Unveils Xthinner Scaling Protocol – Claims to Compress Blocks by 99%

On Sunday, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) developer Jonathan Toomim unveiled a project he’s been working on called Xthinner, a new block propagation protocol that leverages the benefits of lexicographic transaction ordering (LTOR). According to Toomim’s data, Xthinner can compress blocks by 99.6 percent and performs roughly 4x to 6x more efficiently than block propagation concepts like Compact Blocks and Xthin. Also read: Venezuelan BCH Proponents Bolster Cryptocurrency Use Cases and Adoption Xthinner Could Compress Blocks by More Than 99% Bitcoin Cash developer and miner Jonathan Toomim. Miner and programmer […]

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Intercontinental Exchange’s Digital Asset Platform Bakkt Announces First Acquisition

Previously targeting a launch on Jan. 24, Bakkt has acquired certain assets at futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group. Bakkt, the digital assets platform backed by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has acquired certain assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG). The acquisition was announced in a Medium post on Monday, Jan. 14. In the post, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler hinted that the company’s latest move is part of Bakkt’s ambitious plans to become the first integrated and institutional grade exchange-traded markets and custody […]

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Marshall Islands Updates 2019 Roadmap for Sovereign Cryptocurrency

The Marshall Islands’ plan to issue a sovereign cryptocurrency, dubbed ‘the Sovereign’ (SOV), appears to be progressing, with the Oceanic nation announcing that it will work alongside Steve Tendon, a former adviser to the Maltese Office of the Prime Minister regarding blockchain policy, in developing the virtual currency. Also Read: Latin American P2P Bitcoin Markets Defy Global Trend to Set New Records Marshall Islands’ Sovereign Cryptocurrency Team Revises Strategy for 2019 The team working to launch Malta’s anticipated national cryptocurrency has published two documents seeking to articulate the […]

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