Monthly Archives: January 2019

Crypto Exchange Bitstamp Announces Partnership with Major Swiss Online Bank

Europe’s oldest crypto exchange Bitstamp has partnered with major Swiss online bank Dukascopy to allow its customers to exchange Bitcoin to U.S. dollars. European cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp has announced a partnership with major Swiss online bank Dukascopy, according to an announcement published on Friday, Jan. 25. Bitstamp will support Bitcoin (BTC) transactions on behalf of Dukascopy Bank. Clients will be able to send BTC to their accounts, convert them to U.S. dollars and trade on the Swiss FX Marketplace. In addition to that, customers can transfer their […]

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‘XRP Army’ Accused of Harrassment After Intense Debate Over the Token’s Market Cap

Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of discussion about the company Ripple Labs and the digital token XRP. A recently published report on the market valuation of XRP, authored by the cryptocurrency data startup Messari, has caused quite a stir among the community. After Messari’s founder Ryan Selkis shared an article concerning the XRP study, he claims someone called his phone and harassed him. Also read: Fork Debate Drops to New Low, Outspoken Developer Lopp’s Home Surrounded by Police High up Ripple Community Members and […]

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Ripple Sold $535 Million Worth of XRP in 2018

A market report released by Ripple reveals that the company sold $535.56 million worth of XRP in 2018. Ripple (XRP) sold $535.56 million worth of XRP in 2018, according its quarterly report for Q4 2018 released on Jan. 24. The report further notes that the sales of XRP tokens in Q4 2018 amounted to $129.03 million worth, which is equivalent to 0.24 percent of global XRP volume. The Q4 average XRP daily volume was reportedly equivalent to $585.7 million and is the highest since the first quarter […]

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Decentralized Secured Loans Network Enables Borrowers and Lenders to Set Their Own Terms

sponsored A decentralized secured loans network is enabling borrowers and lenders to set their own conditions and find a suitable match for their needs. A decentralized peer-to-peer network is aiming to streamline the experience crypto holders have when borrowing and lending their assets — and give them the chance to strike up loan agreements on their own terms. Nitrogen says its aim is to help crypto enthusiasts increase liquidity and hedge risks in a secure and simple way, enabling them to leverage assets for their benefit. Alice […]

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Stellar, Litecoin, Tron, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 25

Bitcoin has been stuck in a tight range for the past few days, while its 14-day volatility plummeted to its lowest level since mid-November. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The highly-anticipated Bitcoin ETF proposal by VanEck and SolidX partners to list on CBOE’s BZX exchange was […]

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These Tools Will Help You Calculate Your Crypto Taxes

Filing taxes can be tricky and in jurisdictions like the United States is notoriously complicated. But when cryptocurrencies are added to the equation things start to get even harder. Many aspects of the reporting of crypto income and profits are not yet clearly defined. However, a number of tax filing and calculation tools are trying to address the challenge and automate the process.   Also read: 8 Crypto Debit Cards You Can Use Around the World Right Now Popular Tax Calculators for Cryptocurrency Investors Bitcoin Taxes is […]

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BetterHash Protocol Lets Pool Miners Regain Control Over Their Hash Power

One problem that concerns many is the centralization of mining within the Bitcoin ecosystem. Fortunately, there are talented developers working to solve this problem and Matt Corallo, full-time Bitcoin developer at Chaincode Labs, is one of them. His BetterHash Mining Protocol is intended to significantly decrease the problems associated with mining pool centralization. What Are Mining Pools? First, it is important to understand there are different types of miners on the network. For the purpose of this article, we’ll refer to a “solo miner” as someone who […]

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Blockchain-Driven Real Estate Platform Closes Seed Funding Round Backed by Morgan Creek

A blockchain-driven real estate platform received $3.1 million funding from U.S. Science Inc., Morgan Creek Digital and others in a seed round. Blockchain-based real estate platform RealBlocks has successfully closed a seed funding round backed by digital assets manager Morgan Creek Digital, a press release reveals Friday, Jan. 25. Per the announcement, a $3.1 million round was led by United States-based commerce company Science Inc. with participation from Morgan Creek Digital, Zelkova Ventures, Ulu Ventures, and Cross Culture Ventures. The specific amounts of investment were not disclosed. […]

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New Startup From Ethereum Co-Founder Gavin Wood Plans $60 Million ICO: WSJ

Created by Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood, crypto startup Polkadot aims to raise up to $60 million in a new ICO, the WSJ reports. Crypto startup Polkadot (DOT), created by Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Gavin Wood, is planning an initial coin offering (ICO) aiming to raise up to $60 million, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Jan. 24. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the WSJ reports that, if successful, Polkadot’s token sale would bring the fully-diluted market value — or the value all tokens in circulation, plus as […]

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Blockchain Startup Stox and Founder Sued for $4.6 Million Over Alleged Fraud

A Chinese investor has sued a prominent Israeli crypto entrepreneur and his blockchain-based prediction market platform for $4.6 million over alleged fraud. A Chinese investor has sued a prominent Israeli crypto entrepreneur and his blockchain firm Stox (STX) over alleged fraud, English-language newspaper The Times of Israel reports Jan. 25. The investor, Zhewen Hu, is suing Stox and its founder for $4.6 million, according to the report. Hu allegedly invested a total of around $3.8 million worth of Ethereum (ETH) in the blockchain firm — an open […]

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