Monthly Archives: April 2019

Hodler’s Digest, April 8–14: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Bloomberg calls Bitcoin a bubble yet again, and Facebook is seemingly looking for $1 billion from VC firms for its stablecoin. Top Stories This Week NYT Reporter: Facebook Seeking $1 Billion in Venture Capital for Crypto Project According to a tweet by New York Times (NYT) tech reporter Nathaniel Popper, Facebook is reportedly looking to various venture capital firms to develop its digital token that has been previously reported on. Popper, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said that Facebook is seeking $1 billion to develop […]

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Bitcoin Cash Futures Volumes: A Prelude to the Recent BCH Price Appreciation

Over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of attention focused on bitcoin cash (BCH) doubling in value and the $10 million worth of BCH-based futures being swapped on the Crypto Facilities platform every month. Last month, Crypto Facilities saw close to $50 million in BCH contracts. Since then, the popular Huobi exchange has also added BCH future contracts and traders can now take both long and short positions using the Huobi Derivative Market (Huobi DM). Also read: Cryptonite Browser Extension Protects You From Phishing Sites […]

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Bitcoin Cash Milestones and Liberland’s Merit in the Weekly Video Update From Bitcoin.com

Cashshuffle mixes transactions worth millions of dollars, merchant locations listed on Acceptbitcoin.cash surpass 1,000, and Liberland’s Merit token, which is built on bitcoin cash, captures $1 million market cap. The video news update shared on Bitcoin.com’s Youtube channel covers these and other interesting topics this week. Also read: Cryptonite Browser Extension Protects You From Phishing Sites and Fake Profiles 2,000 Cashshuffle Transactions Since its launch in March this year, the bitcoin cash mixer Cashshuffle has seen a total of 8,625 BCH shuffled outputs and almost 2,000 Cashshuffle […]

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Bitcoin Hovers Near $5,100 as Top Cryptos See Mixed Movements

The top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day as Bitcoin hovers near the $5,100 mark. Sunday, April 14 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting mixed movements on the day by press time, as Bitcoin (BTC) hovers near the $5,100 mark. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin has seen nearly no change on the day, trading at around $5,098 by press time, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart, the current price is also nearly a percent lower than the price at which […]

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Top 5 Crypto Performers Overview: BTC, EOS, METAHASH, ETH, TRX, ETC

Will the bears now sink the price back to the lows, or will the major cryptocurrencies form a higher low? 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. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched a private blockchain and quasi-cryptocurrency to bridge the gap between […]

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Cryptocurrency Price Trends Could Signal End of Bear Market, Says Binance Research

An analysis of asset price correlation suggests last month marked a turning point in price trajectory. Bitcoin (BTC) prices and altcoin prices could have already hit their lowest point, new analysis from cryptocurrency exchange Binance concluded on April 11. In the latest edition of its research bulletins, the exchange’s dedicated analytics arm, Binance Research, investigated various current phenomena and trends within cryptocurrency markets. Among them was correlation between Bitcoin and altcoin prices, data from 2014-2019 confirming that the 90 days to mid-March represented the longest period of […]

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Indian IT Giant Tech Mahindra to Use Samsung’s Nexledger Blockchain: Local Media

Samsung SDS reportedly will work with Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra in an attempt to enter the overseas blockchain market. Samsung SDS has reportedly agreed to cooperate with Indian IT giant Tech Mahindra in an attempt to enter the overseas blockchain market, The Korea Times writes Sunday, April 14. SDS, the systems integration arm of Korean tech behemoth Samsung, allegedly plans to expand the use of its Nexledger blockchain platform in India, the United States and Europe. As per the agreement, the two companies will reportedly seek […]

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Bloomberg: SEC Required Two ETF Funds to Take Blockchain Off Their Tickers

The U.S. SEC reportedly encouraged some funds to change their ETF descriptions. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly required two funds to eliminate the word “blockchain” from their monikers, Bloomberg writes April 12, citing sources familiar with the matter. The exchange-traded funds (ETFs) of both Amplify and Reality Shares reportedly mentioned blockchain in early filings. Per Bloomberg’s unarmed interlocutors, the two funds were encouraged to change their names at the last minute in 2018. Despite eliminating the word “blockchain,” the funds’ tickers still refer […]

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IMF and World Bank Launch Quasi-Cryptocurrency in Exploration of Blockchain Tech

The IMF and the World Bank have launched a private blockchain and a quasi-coin to learn more about the technology. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have jointly launched a private blockchain and a so-dubbed quasi-cryptocurrency, the Financial Times (FT) reports on April 12. According to the newspaper, the asset called “Learning Coin” will be accessible only within the IMF and World Bank. The coin has no money value and thus is not a real cryptocurrency, the FT underlines. As the FT has learned, […]

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Indian Banks Consider Promoting Blockchain Tech Use for Payments

Major Indian banks plan to focus on blockchain tech implementation to increase digital transaction quality. The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is considering implementing blockchain technology to increase the strength of digital transactions, Indian business magazine Business Today reports on April 14. The initiative of ten banks, under the aegis of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), aims to improve the NPCI by implementing distributed ledger technology, the publication underlines. The NPCI, an umbrella organization that operates retail payments and settlement systems in India and includes 56 […]

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