Monthly Archives: April 2019

Blockchain Firm Digital Asset Integrates Smart Contract Language With Hyperledger

Digital Asset will integrate its smart contract language DAML with modular platform for distributed ledgers Hyperledger Sawtooth. Blockchain software firm Digital Asset will integrate their smart contract language DAML with Hyperledger Sawtooth, a modular platform for distributed ledgers. Digital Asset announced the development in a blog post on April 16. In the post, Digital Asset revealed that it has begun working with Hyperledger members, Blockchain Technology Partners (BTP), in order to integrate the Digital Asset Modeling Language (DAML) runtime with Hyperledger Sawtooth, which is a modular platform […]

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Bitcoin Price Analysis: Daily Resistance Level Tested Following Strong Buying Pressure

Summary: Despite some strong, intraday selling, bitcoin’s macro-bullish market structure remains intact. So far, we have seen a test of two daily levels and have clearly established support. At the moment, the bitcoin market is working on testing a third level, but is currently feeling out the strength of the supply and demand. We have yet to see a strong test of the overhanging liquidity zone in the $5,700 to $6,000 range so, it seems logical to see a test of that region before any meaningful, macro […]

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BlockShow Launches Crypto Fundraising Campaign for Notre Dame Reconstruction

BlockShow, an international blockchain event powered by Cointelegraph, has started a campaign to raise crypto for the Notre Dame cathedral reconstruction. BlockShow, an international blockchain event powered by Cointelegraph, has started a campaign to raise cryptocurrency for the Notre Dame cathedral reconstruction. The news was announced on BlockShow’s official Twitter account on April 16. In the tweet, the team behind BlockShow revealed that it has initiated a fundraising campaign for the Notre Dame reconstruction following the devastating fire that engulfed the cathedral yesterday, April 15. The BlockShow […]

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Crypto Markets Report Modest Gains, Gold Sees Slight Losses

Crypto markets have registered moderate gains, remaining relatively quiet with only BSV trading in the red among all top 20 coins. Tuesday, April 16 — cryptocurrency markets have registered moderate gains over the past 24 hours, with only Bitcoin SV (BSV) trading in the red among all top 20 coins by market capitalization, according to Cointelegraph’s Coin360. Market visualization from Coin360 The leading digital currency bitcoin (BTC) started the day around $5,054, subsequently reaching its current price —  which is the coin’s intraday high — of $5,223, […]

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UK and Europe-Based Users Can Now Buy Bitcoin Cash Inside the Bitcoin.com Wallet

In the summer of 2017, Bitcoin.com launched its open source light client and since then more than 3.8 million wallets have been created. We’ve since added a load of new features to the wallet software and as of April 15, 2019, Bitcoin.com Wallet users in the UK and Europe can purchase bitcoin cash (BCH) directly inside the wallet. Also read: This Version of Lode Runner Is Fueled by BCH-Powered SLP Tokens Bitcoin.com’s New Buy Feature Aims to Spread Economic Freedom Globally Bitcoin.com strives to be the leading […]

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Canadian Province Offers Low-Cost Energy Incentives to Bitcoin Miners

They’re doing it in British Columbia, Quebec, Manitoba, Alberta and Labrador — bitcoin miners in Canadian provinces are taking advantage of the country’s cool climate and abundant supplies of hydroelectric power. A number of provincial governments are offering lower rates to attract bitcoin miners and Labrador’s government is considering energy incentives to attract what it says are “outstanding requests for service” from bitcoin and other “data centre” processors, according to a report from the National Post. The province of Quebec experimented with energy incentives but was so […]

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International Bitcoiners Pitch In on Notre-Dame Restoration Effort

The Bitcoin community has been contributing to a crowdfunding campaign to restore the famous Notre-Dame de Paris, which suffered a catastrophic fire on April 15, 2019. During an ongoing renovation effort, the nearly 900-year-old cathedral experienced a colossal blaze due to what is currently believed to be a construction accident. The fire caused significant damage to the church, causing, amongst other damage, the building’s spire to collapse and the roof to burn away. However, the stone foundations are solid, most of the art was already moved off […]

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Gemini Exchange Announces Full Adoption of the SegWit Protocol

Per an official announcement, the cryptocurrency exchange Gemini Trust has confirmed full integration of Segregated Witness (SegWit) addresses to its wallet infrastructure. Gemini hopes its users will benefit from improved processing times and lower bitcoin withdrawal fees. “We believe SegWit will become the standard, and in doing so, will create extensive benefits for all participants on the Bitcoin network,” Brian KimJohnson, a Gemini software engineer, stated in the post. The SegWit protocol update was activated in 2017 and, in short, it separates transaction data and digital signature […]

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Arca Funds Files With SEC to Issue Stablecoin-Like Digitized Shares on ETH Blockchain

Investment management firm Arca is seeking approval from the SEC to issue its UST Coins. Arca Funds, an American institutional-grade investment manager, is seeking regulatory approval to issue digitized securities on blockchain, according to a filing document released on April 12. The company has filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to issue its Arca UST Coins — digitized shares that will be authenticated and then recorded in a form of ERC-20 compatible tokens on ethereum (ETH) blockchain. Arca elaborated that authentication of a […]

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Review: BC Vault Is an Unorthodox Hardware Wallet With a Random Key Generator

One of the biggest responsibilities of cryptocurrency owners is safely storing their digital assets. Over the last few years, hardware wallets have become an extremely convenient security solution that has helped in this regard. The BC Vault is a new hardware device with a number of distinctive features. Also read: The Struggle to Buy Bitcoin in Crypto-Starved Botswana The BC Vault Isn’t Like All the Rest The BC Vault (short for Blockchain Vault) is a new hardware wallet that was designed by a Slovenia-based firm called Real […]

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