Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ripple Integration Brings Instant Payments to Thailand

The partnership between Azimo and a Thai bank aims to deliver instant remittance payments with RippleNet. Digital money transfer service, Azimo, has partnered with Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), the oldest bank in Thailand, to launch an instant cross-border payments service from Europe to Thailand through Ripple’s global payments network, RippleNet. According to an announcement on April 9, the solution aims to solve the challenges of expensive and unreliable global payments. They state that through their platform, remittances from Europe to Thailand will take less than a minute to […]

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Blockchains Still Lack Interoperability for Enterprise Use, WEF Says

The World Economic Forum and Deloitte published a white paper exploring how different blockchains can interact with each other to date. Over the past few years, Blockchain technology integration has increased within a wide number of industries. As such, there are now hundreds of diverse blockchain networks in operation all over the world. For the most part, however, most of these Blockchains are not able to communicate with each other in a way that provides efficient use for enterprise solutions. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), […]

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Real Estate Security Tokens Steadily Gain Market Share

Real estate security tokens are steadily gaining popularity — comprising 14.5% of total trade in tokenized securities. The nascent real estate security token, or REST, sector experienced consistent growth in Q1 2020. Three new properties were also listed on RealT during March — doubling monthly real estate token trade. RESTs now represent nearly half of active security token markets, and 15% of total volume.  Tokenized real estate quietly garners liquidity During January, tokens representing fractionalized ownership in three properties in Detroit, Michigan produced $19,950 in monthly volume. […]

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Price Analysis April 10: BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, BSV, LTC, EOS, BNB, XTZ, LINK

Most major cryptocurrencies have turned down from their 50-day moving averages, suggesting that bears are attempting to resume the downtrend. The number of Bitcoin whales holding at least 1,000 BTC has been rising for the past few months, according to a report by Glassnode. The report also highlights that the accumulation continued during the recent slump on March 12 and 13 when Bitcoin’s price dropped below $4,000 levels. This suggests that the whales are bullish on Bitcoin due to the upcoming halving event in May.  Canadian asset […]

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Chain of Events Post-BSV Halving Mirrors BCH’s, Loyalists Propping Up the Network

The first Bitcoin SV halving sees hash rates drop by more than 50% with BSV price failing to get a boost. Bitcoin SV (BSV) has seen its first halving since its creation in late 2018, hours after Bitcoin Cash (BCH) also completed its 50% block reward reduction event. The cryptocurrency first came about as a result of disagreements between opposing factions within the BCH community, which led to a group backed by self-proclaimed Bitcoin (BTC) creator Craig Wright and billionaire Calvin Ayre forking the chain to form […]

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YouTube Bans and Restores Crypto Crow Within Days

YouTuber Jason Appleton saw his Crypto Crow account terminated and restored in a whirlwind of events. Jason Appleton, also known as Crypto Crow, was recently banned from YouTube only to have his channel restored shortly thereafter.   “Looks like my channel was terminated by YouTube without warning today,â€� Appleton said in an April 8 tweet. “I’ve never so much as had a strike,â€� he pointed out, adding: “No idea why my channel was hit with this. They really don’t tell you anything. I’m crushed right now. I’m stunned. […]

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Bitcoin’s Third Halving: Survey Shows 50% of Miners Expect a Price Increase

The block reward halving for BTC is 32 days away and crypto businesses and mining operations are steadily preparing for the event. Today, Bitcoin’s hashrate is hovering just above 100 exahash per second (EH/s) and one year after the 2016 halving, the digital asset’s price and hashrate climbed over 240%. Moreover, a recent poll published by Genesis Mining indicates that 50% of bitcoin miners expect to see BTC’s price increase after the halving. Also read: Bitcoin Going Industrial: New York-Based Natural Gas Provider Sells Fully Compliant ‘Hashpower […]

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Craig Wright Accused of Plagiarizing Law Degree Dissertation

Close scrutiny of Craig Wright’s paper for his 2008 law degree reveals that he may not even have written his own dissertation. The man who claims to have written the Bitcoin (BTC) whitepaper may not have written his own law degree dissertation. That’s the picture painted by “PaintedFrog,” the pseudonymous writer of a Medium post on April 9. This post demonstrates large-scale similarities between Wright’s dissertation and several other publicly available sources.  Wright’s dissertation for his LLM in International Commercial Law for Northumbria University was written in […]

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Hash Rate Spike Relates to BTC Price, but Halving Throws Miners Off Their Game

Experts say the correlation between Bitcoin’s value and its network hash rate is primarily long term, and price surges are not always apparent. Following an enormous drop in Bitcoin’s (BTC) network hash rate back on March 26, the premier currency’s hash rate increased between April 4 and April 6 by at least a whopping 33%, exploding from around 85–91 exahashes per second to roughly 122 EH/s, according to various data sources. Historically speaking, Bitcoin’s native hash rate and overall price have been linked quite closely, with the […]

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Ledger Expands Crypto Payment Options with Crypto.Com Partnership

Leading hardware wallet producer Ledger now lets the customers of its online shop with the Crypto.com crypto wallet application. Leading hardware wallet producer, Ledger, now allows online customers to pay using Crypto.com’s wallet app. According to an April 9 announcement, the firm has chosen to accept payment in Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Litecoin (LTC), and Crypto.com Coin (CRO) via Crypto.com’s application. This is not the first time that Ledger has allowed its customers to pay with crypto. They already accept Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and XRP […]

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