Monthly Archives: April 2020

In Legal Battle With US SEC, Telegram Sees New Support From Trade Association

A major trade association for the blockchain industry writes to U.S. court to defend Telegram in legal battle with the SEC. The Blockchain Association, a major United States-based trade association in the crypto sphere, has filed a new brief in support of Telegram amid the firm’s continuing legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC). The amicus brief and the SEC’s lack of clarity The April 3 brief takes the SEC to task for backtracking on its own guidance for legally distributing digital assets.  Referring to […]

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Bitcoin Threat, CoinMarketCap Bought, Trump Hint, Apple Rumor: Hodler’s Digest, March 30–April 5

Bitcoin flips bullish, but more trouble may be in store, Binance acquires CoinMarketCap in a rumored $400-million deal, and Trump hints at $9 oil. Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week Bitcoin flips bullish — but here’s why BTC price may still hit $3,900 BTC has gained more than […]

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Tapping Into Tokenization for Fresh Ideas: Changing Finance, Gaming and More

Tokenization is a prevalent topic in the crypto industry, but where does it currently stand, and what are the tech and regulatory issues it faces? With ongoing talks of Central Bank Digital Currencies and now even a possible digital dollar, tokenization continues to be a hot topic both in the crypto world and in traditional finance. It’s been a buzzword in the financial industry for a while now, and the concept is being explored by startups, established institutions and governments alike, through centralized and decentralized blockchain technology. […]

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People’s Bank of China Continues CBDC Development Talks

PBoC held a teleconference in Beijing which further emphasized that CBDC development is one of its top priorities for 2020. The People’s Bank of China held a teleconference on April 3 in Beijing, China. One of the main points confirmed during the call involved the institution’s continued research and development of a central bank digital currency, or CBDC. CBDC development is one of the bank’s top priorities  The meeting summarized the central bank’s achievements with fiat currency, gold, silver, and securities since the end of 2019. Executives […]

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Both Crypto Derivatives and Spot Markets Post Record Volume in March

Crypto exchanges saw record trade in March, with the global market crash driving all-time highs for both spot and derivatives trading. CryptoCompare has published its monthly report analyzing the trade activity on crypto exchanges. The record-breaking crash of March 12 and 13 drove new all-time volume highs in both the spot and derivatives markets. March 13 sets record for daily spot trades The report states that March 13 produced the single greatest volume in the history of crypto assets — with all exchanges and markets producing $75.9 […]

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Bitcoin.com’s Cashfusion Fund Exceeds Goal: $100K Raised for Bitcoin Cash Privacy

Bitcoin.com’s Cashfusion Fund officially surpassed the fundraiser goal by 103.3% or $51K worth of bitcoin cash spread out between 623 donations. The funds will go toward Cashfusion developer expenses and a security audit from Kudelski Security. Bitcoin.com also matched the funds donated so Cashfusion can provide bitcoin cash users with the best privacy methods available today. Also read: Freebitco.in Gaming Site Launches Covid-19 Relief Fund – Donating 20% House Edge to Healthcare Efforts Cashfusion Provides Greater Privacy Than Traditional Coinjoin Protocols Cashfusion has been considered a powerful […]

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Ripple Funds Blockchain’s Disruption of the Legal Industry

Cointelegraph spoke to Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative to find out about Australian law school’s new blockchain course. A new blockchain course offered by the Australian National University (ANU)’s law school commenced this year with support from Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). Cointelegraph spoke to Lauren Weymouth, the senior manager of the UBRI’s University Partnerships Program, and Scott Chamberlain, the academic running the curriculum, to find out more about how blockchain can disrupt the legal industry and the partnership between the ANU and UBRI. Chamberlain will […]

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Bitcoin’s Correlations With Global Financial Assets Soar Amid Coronavirus Crisis

How does Bitcoin’s price correlate with the global financial markets, and what could the coronavirus pandemic reveal to us? Many investors hold Bitcoin (BTC) as a hedge against the global financial system. However, as the numbers show, Bitcoin has not been spared from the recent COVID-19 financial crisis. This article will analyze the movement of global financial markets and its correlation with Bitcoin during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll consider the following sources as price measures for the following. Bitcoin’s price from CoinMarketCap. Bond prices from Vanguard Total […]

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Africa Using Blockchain to Drive Change, Part Two: Southern Solutions

Health care, identity management and renewable energy are some of the non-financial blockchain use-cases gaining popularity in Africa. With pundits like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey predicting that Africa “will define” the future of Bitcoin (BTC), cryptocurrency and blockchain technology continue to attract interest from both public and private establishments across the continent. Many of these adoption cases have been moving beyond finance, developing solutions targeted at issues like unemployment, identity management, health care and supply chain, among others. Amid the growing enthusiasm for crypto and blockchain technology in Africa, […]

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Top 5 Cryptos Other Than Bitcoin This Week (Mar 29): XMR, BNB, HT, CRO, BSV

Most top performers have reached their resistance levels and may consolidate or correct over the next week. Consumer attitudes are changing towards banknotes and credit cards as reports suggest that the deadly coronavirus can spread by their use. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has, therefore, urged the central banks to consider developing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). BIS believes that under the current circumstance, CBDCs will quickly gain prominence. However, it has warned that this move could have a “severe impact on unbanked and older consumers.”   […]

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