Monthly Archives: January 2019

Bitcoin 2019: A Peer-to-Peer Conference for the Whole Bitcoin Community

The first major Bitcoin conference, Bitcoin 2013, was held in San Jose, California. Organized by the Bitcoin Foundation, it was centered on Bitcoin specifically and the more pragmatic issues that Bitcoin was trying to solve, particularly in the areas of Bitcoin technology, Bitcoin mining, Bitcoin business and regulatory issues. Writing for Bitcoin Magazine at the time, Vitalik Buterin commented, “For long-time Bitcoin users, events like this are particularly emotional; here, for the first time, we are able to see fellow Bitcoin users, whom we have loved, worked […]

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Fidelity’s Bitcoin Custody Service Could Launch This March

Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest asset managers, is breaking into bitcoin custody. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, three people “with knowledge on the matter” from firms in contact with Fidelity have said that the company is tentatively planning to launch a custody service for bitcoin in March. This move would fall in line with the company’s recent pushes toward the crypto space. Last October, Fidelity announced the creation of a platform for institutional traders to invest in cryptocurrencies, using over-the-counter trading and cold […]

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South Korean Fintech Firm Launches ‘First’ Won-Backed Stablecoin

A South Korean fintech firm has released KRWb, which is purportedly the first stablecoin tied to the value of the South Korean won. South Korea-based fintech firm BxB Inc. has launched the first supposed stablecoin backed by the Korean won, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan 29. There was an initial beta soft launch of the coin on Airswap, a decentralized exchange platform, before the tokens were released on the global and Korean exchange, according to a Medium blog post by the co-Founder […]

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Report: Alipay and WeChat Pay Require Huobi to Remove Payment Methods from OTC Desk

Chinese payment giants Alipay and WeChat Pay reportedly requested Huobi to remove their services from its OTC trading desk. Alipay and WeChat Pay reportedly requested that crypto exchange Huobi remove their payment services from its over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk, local media agency Sina reported on Jan. 25. Major Chinese digital payments providers, Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay, have reportedly sent legal letters to Huobi, claiming that using both their services and logos on the exchange’s OTC market is unauthorized. According to information acquired by Sina, both […]

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Untraceable Payments and Unlinkable Transactions: Startup Offers “New Generation” Coin

sponsored The company says it has developed a new ecosystem that includes three payment methods based on the blockchain, plus an exchange platform, cloud mining and investment banking structure. A startup named Pyrex says it has created the “next generation cryptocurrency,” which enables untraceable payments and unlinkable transactions. Its ecosystem includes three separate but interchangeable blockchain payment methods, together with its own crypto bank, cloud mining platform and multi-currency exchange. Secure and private The first blockchain payment method is PyrexCoin (PYX), operated by a decentralized peer-to-peer (p2p) […]

More info Allows Crypto Traders to Buy Leveraged Equities, Indices and Metals

The worlds of traditional finance and cryptocurrency have always been divided, for regulatory and technical reasons. Until recently, it was difficult for cryptocurrency traders to gain exposure to stocks and commodities. is looking to remedy that through launching the “Bitmex of stocks,” a crypto-friendly platform that promises high leverage and low barriers for entry. Also read: Wikipedia Now Accepts Bitcoin Cash Donations via Bitpay Launches With 150 Tokenized Assets and Another 10,000 to Come Ivan Gowan In mid-January, reported on, a Belarus-based trading platform […]

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Bitcoin, Ripple, Ethereum, EOS, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Tron, Stellar, Bitcoin SV, Cardano: Price Analysis, Jan. 30

The entry of major players such as investment firm Fidelity and the governments of UAE and Saudi Arabia instills confidence in the crypto market. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of 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. Crypto investors lost about $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrencies to hackers in 2018. Though prices are […]

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Top Russian Official Urges Parliament to Discuss Draft Crypto Bill Without Further Delays

The chairman of Russian parliament’s upper house notes that the crypto bill has not been approved after a whole year. The chairman of the upper house of Russian parliament has urged MPs to expedite their work on digital economy bills that include a draft on crypto regulation, local news agency TASS reports on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Valentina Matvienko, who has headed the Federation Council since 2011, spoke to officials from several institutions, including the Upper House Committee for Economic Policy and Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications […]

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PR: MoneyToken Is Launching Its Own Exchange – in Collaboration With Huobi Cloud

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. MoneyToken, one of the leading global crypto-lending platforms offering crypto assets-backed loans, has announced the launch of their new MoneyToken Exchange platform in a collaboration with Huobi Cloud. This gives MoneyToken the ability to leverage Huobi’s technical expertise and security know-how, plus gives users access to the liquidity that Huobi […]

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Cowboys on the Block: Inside Wyoming’s Race for Crypto Prominence

A savvy strategy and innovative leaders may turn Wyoming into a crypto hub. In the first month of 2019, the state of Wyoming has performed yet another series of power moves showcasing its continued commitment to becoming America’s new crypto hub, even despite recent changes in political leadership. The incoming governor, Mark Gordon, made room for some blockchain talk in his inauguration speech, celebrating the state’s innovative approach to regulation and touting a handful of homegrown startups. Over the next couple of weeks, Wyoming’s legislature erupted with a series […]

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